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Retirement Nonprofit Awards Employees

Casa de las Campanas, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Employee Scholarship program. Casa was founded by a group of retired teachers as a facility for other retired teachers. It now hosts residents from all professions but maintains its commitment to education. This year, 31 employees each received a $2,500 scholarship award to further their education. As Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Tom Adikes and Sonny Googins shared, “Casa is very proud of its tradition to assist its employees as a thank you for their excellent care and performance.”

Cross Country Accomplishments

Evan Jameson just made Del Norte High School (DNHS) history by becoming the first from the school to place at the Division III State Cross Country Championships. His time for the 3.1-mile course was 15 minutes and 33 seconds and earned him 9th place in a field of 195 of the best young runners in California. This is just the latest good news in an already accomplished season for Evan. A week before the state championship, he won the Division III section championship in Balboa Park, becoming the first DNHS individual cross country section champion. He finished the 3.04-mile course there in 16 minutes and 15 seconds, a personal best.

Museum Month Celebrates Local Museums

Throughout the month of February, Macy’s Museum Month will bring half-off admissions to museums inside and outside of Balboa Park. Participating museums include Birch Aquarium at Scripps, USS Midway Museum, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum, and more. “San Diego is a rich arts and culture destination and we couldn’t be more proud to celebrate Macy’s Museum Month in conjunction with the centennial year of Balboa Park,” said Theresa Kosen, Executive Director of the San Diego Museum Council. Visit your local Macy’s store for your Museum Month pass and learn more at www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org.

Young Athlete Excels

Stone Ranch Elementary School 2nd grader Dominic Bozanic recently won two divisions at a wrestling tournament in Spokane, WA. Dominic placed first in the true-beginner Bantam 45-pound division, which includes wrestlers with two or fewer years of experience. He also photo by Frank Villalpando won the experienced Bantam 45-pound division. Still in his first year of wrestling, Dominic has learned a lot from Isaac Pumarejo, Head Coach at Team Puma Wrestling. Dominic is no novice to athletics, however. He also plays competitively in basketball, baseball, and flag football leagues. Recreationally, he loves boogieboarding and swimming as much as any other San Diegan kid.

North County Rotary’s Annual Football Game

The San Diego North County Rotary Club just presented the 23rd Annual Rotary Bowl. The annual game between Mt. Carmel and Rancho Bernardo High School was first sponsored by the club in 1992. The game itself was founded shortly after Rancho Bernardo High School was formed. As many of the new students came from the Mt. Carmel area, they saw the game as a great opportunity to continue a close relationship with the school, as well as a budding rivalry. Rancho Bernardo High School took home the win this year and was awarded a special trophy. For more information about the San Diego North County Rotary Club visit www.sandiegonorthrotary.org.

Supporting Small Businesses

The California Small Business Association and the California Small Business Roundtable recently honored Assemblymember Brian Maienschein with the 2014 Small Business Leadership Award. The award recognizes Maienschein’s commitment to assist small business owners and organizations, based on his responsiveness to the business community and his role in legislation that supports small businesses. The awards dinner was held at the Hyatt Aviara Hotel, where Maienschein is pictured with his two daughters, Taylin and Brenna, and Nick Anastasopoulos, Owner of Athens Market Café and member of the California Small Business Association. Anastasopoulos is also a former officer of the association’s board of directors. According to recent data, California’s small businesses employ over a third of the entire state’s workforce, highlighting the importance of small businesses to the state’s economic recovery.

New Faces at Scripps Clinic

Three new primary care physicians have joined Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo, which serves several North County communities. Family Medicine Specialist Paul Brydon, DO, provides primary care to patients of all ages. He has special interests in sports medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, and preventative medicine. Dr. Brydon completed his residency in family medicine at UC San Diego Health System. He also practiced at Neighborhood Healthcare in Temecula. Isabel Cheon, MD, is an internal medicine specialist who provides complete primary care services with a special interest in patient education. Dr. Cheon served as chief resident at UC San Diego Health System and speaks fluent Mandarin. Leigh Van Vranken, MD, is also an internal medicine specialist and provides extensive primary care services with special interests in health care safety and quality improvement, including health care systems redesign. Dr. Van Vranken served as chief resident at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Paul Brydon, DO

Isabel Cheon, MD

Leigh Van Vranken, MD

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