The daughter of a librarian, Polly Cipparrone didn’t plan on following in her mother’s footsteps.
“I didn’t want to go into the family business,” said Cipparrone, whose mother worked as a librarian for nearly three decades at Patrick Henry High School. “But it got to a point in my life where I was trying to decide what I wanted to do, so I went to a career counselor and took a test.”
Animals have a voice, but some people don’t listen. That’s why animal activists need to use their voice, said Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals during “The Naked Truth: An Animal Rights Radical at Large” event Feb. 6 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe.
A career presentation night, “The STEM experience at Canyon Crest Academy,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Proscenium Theater at Canyon Crest Academy. This event, led by science teacher Ed Gerstin, will provide students and community members with the opportunity to learn about careers that are related to science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM).
Carmel Valley resident Naomi Whitacre had been a seemingly healthy 54-year-old when she fell ill with a 103-degree fever. Her doctor suspected appendicitis and insisted she get to the hospital immediately.
An MRI of her abdomen revealed a cantaloupe-sized tumor that had formed around a fibrotic ovarian cyst. Three days later, doctors removed the growth, which turned out to be stage 2C ovarian cancer.
Cunningham recently completed a hike of the entire 70-mile stretch of the planned Coast to Crest Trail from the crest of Volcan Mountain, overlooking the Anza Borrego Desert, to the beach of Del Mar. Cunningham stretched his trek out over six days, starting in May 2013 and capping it off with a celebration at Del Mar’s Dog Beach after completing the last six miles on Feb. 11.
Cunningham, a councilman on the
Scheduled for this Sunday, Feb. 23, from 9:30 a.m.-noon at La Colonia Park in Solana Beach, church members along with special guests from the San Diego Star Wars Society will host a lemonade stand to raise money for research and treatments that benefit kids fighting cancer.
“SBPC’s Community Serve Day is one of the most meaningful activities we do as members of our church,” says Melissa Mikulak, Max’s mom. “It’s an opportunity to work alongside our friends and neighbors, and to be able to serve others in our communities and beyond.”
Carmel Valley resident Pari Vijay was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen San Diego pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, March 2. Pari learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviews in the San Diego area. Pari submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s San Diego pageant coordinator.
The physical scars from Horst Cahn’s three years spent surviving the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust remain visible, all these years later.
Del Mar resident Corrie Anderson traveled to Sochi for the Winter Olympics to work using her healing hands on the tense muscles of the U.S. snowboarding team athletes. One of the athletes just happened to be her sister Jamie, who won the gold medal in the first-ever snowboard slopestyle event.
Has your child or grandchild been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? What does it mean? What can you do to help your child succeed in an academic environment? Come with your questions to a free informational discussion at the Solana Beach Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. Dr. Lori Rappaport and Dr. Lewis Ribner, co-directors of the ADHD Center for Success, will lead the discussion. The library is 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach. Call 858-755-1404 for more information.