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Standout Students: Lauren Tomasula

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, People & Profiles, September 2014, Standout StudentsComments (0)

Lauren Tomasula Capistrano Connections Academy • Class of 2016 At age five, Lauren Tomasula rode her first pony and has been riding ever since. She is an active member of the San Juan Capistrano Chapter of the California Dressage Society and has won a number of awards for riding including the San Juan Capistrano Junior [&hellip...

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Wheat & Sons: A New Butcher Shop Offers a Fresh Look at Dinner

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Community, Food, People & ProfilesComments (0)

The sight of a whole slaughtered pig is not necessarily a comfortable one. When the first half of a carcass is hanging from the ceiling and the second half of it is laid across a giant wooden cutting surface in a post-mortem holding pattern as the butcher...

Opening the Path to Greater Learning

July 1, 2014 • 2014, Education & Learning, July 2014, People & ProfilesComments (0)

Mary McPherson is an engineer with a big heart. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Mary spent many years as a materials science engineer, during which time she published several technical reports and holds patents for original research on the changing of...

FATHERS MATTER (There’s a shirt to prove it.)

June 1, 2014 • Fashion & Trends, June 2014, People & ProfilesComments (0)

In the 1950s, father Jim Anderson knew best. In the 80s, Cliff Huxtable doled out wisecracking fatherly advice. And in the 90s, Al Bundy showed us that even cynical dads knew a thing or two. But today, who is defining the role of fathers, and who do kids look...


June 1, 2014 • Community, June 2014, People & Profiles, Standout StudentsComments (0)

AJ Takata // St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel // Class of 2014 AJ Takata, a Dana Point resident and eighth grader, has attended St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel since preschool. AJ has represented St. Anne at the Orange County Science & Engineering Fair...

Cosmic Class Act: The Acting Academy for Kids Offers the Total Theater Experience

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Cover Story, Entertainment, May 2014, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

If you haven’t yet seen the young Darth Vader Volkswagen commercial that first aired during the Super Bowl, you ought to join 59 million other people and give it a peek on YouTube. In it, a young boy dressed up as the iconic villain attempts to employ...

Running for Hearing

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, May 2014, People & Profiles, Special EventsComments (0)

49 miles, 5 kilometers and 1 novice ultra-runner inspired by a baby’s fight Nixon Wildcard Hunter was born with odds stacked against him. The source of his medical fragility is still a mystery, but from day one – Christmas Day, 2012 – he struggled to...

One Big, Happy (and Rather Unique) Family: Circus Vargas Returns to Orange County

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Entertainment, May 2014, People & Profiles, Special Events, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

by Jackie Grade Since 1969, Circus Vargas has travelled worldwide to perform death-defying and breathtaking circus stunts that glue onlookers of all ages to the edge of their seats. This all-human circus leaves nothing but wonder, awe and a tinge of mystery...

Mothering Instinct: How MOMS Orange County is Helping OC Grow Healthy Babies and Strong Families

May 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Community, May 2014, People & Profiles, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Every mom deserves the chance to have a healthy baby. But too many women in Orange County don’t have access to prenatal care or know how to take advantage of services. They may not understand the importance of early intervention or they may lack the...

Family Mortgage Matters: Nate Kuchera of Bank of Manhattan

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Cover Story, Home, Money Matters, People & ProfilesComments (0)

Nate Kuchera of Bank of Manhattan on helping families get the home – and loan – that’s right for them I was only half joking when I used to say that I pursued a college degree in journalism because the math requirement was minimal. As an adult,...