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People in the Community

Soroptimists Help Make the Holidays Special
2 weeks ago

Soroptimists Help Make the Holidays Special

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Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland recently donated $500 worth of $25 gift cards to children in Operation Hope’s year-round shelter for homeless families. Soroptimist Co-President Lani Beltrano …
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Former Youth Member Now Boys & Girls Club Site Director
3 weeks ago

Former Youth Member Now Boys & Girls Club Site Director

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Local Leader

Chelsea Huskey has been involved with the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos for over 10 years – in a variety of roles. She was a youth …
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Firefighters and Volunteers Selflessly Serve Others
3 weeks ago

Firefighters and Volunteers Selflessly Serve Others

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Strength in Community

On December 7, 2017, a small brush fire, with the help of powerful Santa Ana winds, quickly became a much more serious threat. Just one week later, …
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Donation by Local Students
3 months ago

Donation by Local Students

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As many Puerto Ricans still lacked water and electricity after Hurricane Maria’s devastation, San Marcos students with special needs recently participated in a service project to help. The students from …
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San Marcos Couple’s Proposal Supports Local Scholarships
3 months ago

San Marcos Couple’s Proposal Supports Local Scholarships

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Legacy of Love

For a young San Marcos couple, Nov. 18 was a day to remember at the Del Mar Racetrack. Michael Pettinato brought his girlfriend, Katie Brown, to the …
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Local Teenager Becomes First Miss Orange Coast Teen
3 months ago

Local Teenager Becomes First Miss Orange Coast Teen

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Crowning Achievement

San Marcos resident Mykaila Istvanyi was recently crowned Miss Orange Coast Teen USA at the Miss City of Angels Regional Preliminary Pageant at the Betty Ford Center. She …
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Recent Donation to CSUSM Business Program to Help Nonprofits
8 months ago

Recent Donation to CSUSM Business Program to Help Nonprofits

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Philanthropists Malin and Roberta Burnham recently made a $225,000 gift to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) to establish the Burnham Leadership Experience, a program under the umbrella of the …
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Local Student Wins Scholarship for 4-H Accomplishments
8 months ago

Local Student Wins Scholarship for 4-H Accomplishments

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4-H Ambassador

San Marcos resident Kathleen Cummings was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation, recognizing her for her participation in 4-H. Kathleen, known as Kalee, …
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San Marcos Artist Gregg Visintainer Wins Local Art Contest
8 months ago

San Marcos Artist Gregg Visintainer Wins Local Art Contest

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San Marcos artist Gregg “Viz” Visintainer won $7,500 in a recent local art contest. The contest was hosted by Southern California salsa company La Victoria in celebration of their 100th …
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CSUSM Professor Receives Prestigious Wang Family Award
12 months ago

CSUSM Professor Receives Prestigious Wang Family Award

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Honored for Excellence

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) psychology professor Keith Trujillo has been recognized with the prestigious 2017 Wang Family Excellence Award in the category of Social and …
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