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Carlsbad nonprofit ConnectMed helps patients in Tijuana and Ensenada

Naomi Lowe (right) works on playful speech therapy exercises with a child in Tijuana in early March as part of a ConnectMed volunteer work day. (ConnectMed photo)

North Coast Current

April 4, 2019

Carlsbad-based nonprofit ConnectMed International is set to host a day offering free medical support and reconstructive surgery for patients in underserved communities of Ensenada on May 5, following a similar event in March in Tijuana, the organization announced.

Carlsbad nonprofit Fresh Start raises $215,000 at celebrity golf event

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts CEO Shari Brasher (left) stands with actor Alfonso Ribeiro and Angela Ribeiro (right) on March 3 during the 27th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic fundraiser. (Photo by William Quiroz, WMQuiroz Photography)

North Coast Current

March 7, 2019

Carlsbad-based nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts exceeded its $200,000 fundraising goal during the 27th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on March 3 and 4 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, the organization recently announced.

Carlsbad nonprofit ConnectMed helps open training facility in Vietnam

A new plastic surgery training facility at Hue University in Vietnam has opened with the help of Carlsbad-based nonprofit ConnectMed International. (ConnectMed photo)

North Coast Current

January 16, 2019

Carlsbad-based nonprofit ConnectMed International kicked off 2019 by helping to launch a plastic surgery training facility in Vietnam, the organization announced Jan. 15.

Progress continues on arts group’s vision for old Encinitas school site

In this photo from an Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance impact report, a volunteer works on the former Pacific View school site's year stamp on an entrance wall at the Encinitas campus. (Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance photo)

Antonio Pequeño IV

August 24, 2018

2018 has been a quiet yet productive year for the former Pacific View school site and the Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance.

Encinitas arts alliance receives $25K grant from Leichtag Foundation

An architectural rendering shows a possible configuration for the former Pacific View School site. (Photo courtesy of EACEA)

North Coast Current

April 7, 2017

The Leichtag Foundation recently granted $25,000 to the Encinitas Arts, Culture, and Ecology Alliance to support a part-time program manager, the alliance announced April 1.

Del Mar filmmaker Sue Vicory emphasizes the Power of One

Del Mar filmmaker Sue Vicory, currently in production on the Web series “My Power of One,” is one of the guests at the live taping of the 100th episode of the “The IntelleXual Podcast” June 14 at the Grand Horton Theatre in San Diego. (Photo by Carla Van Wagoner of IntelleXual Entertainment)

Amanda Rhoades

September 30, 2015

When her kids went off to college, Sue Vicory didn’t settle into retirement. Instead, she asked herself who she wanted to be in the second part of her life. The answer was a documentary filmmaker. Vicory, a Del Mar-based filmmaker, will embark on a cross-country road trip early next year to promote...

15 students get scholarships from San Dieguito foundation, Scripps

Several of this year’s scholarship winners gather Aug. 3 to celebrate their awards from the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. (Courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

August 15, 2015

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla celebrated the efforts of 15 students seeking healthcare-related careers by granting them scholarships for the new school year on Aug. 3. The joint scholarship program, now in its 12th year, provides assistance...

Teresa Barth, Encinitas residents launch effort to engage community

Encinitas residents Liz Taylor (far left), Teresa Barth, Mim Michelove and Tiffany Fox (far right) have joined forces to create the community nonprofit Encinitas Engage. (Courtesy photo)

Ernesto Lopez

January 26, 2015

Teresa Barth, former Encinitas mayor and councilwoman, has officially taken off her “political hat” and stepped into a life of civic engagement. She recently announced her involvement as president of Engage Encinitas, a nonprofit that aims to enrich the lives of city residents by “encouraging ...

Season of giving: Local agencies prepare to help those in need

Volunteers help in the Encinitas-based Community Resource Center’s Holiday Baskets drive at the Del Mar Fairgrounds last year. (Community Resource Center photo)

Maile Rudebusch

November 21, 2014

The holiday season is a time to come together with family, but it is also a time to reach out and support those who are less fortunate. There are many donation drop-offs and food collection drives across San Diego, and the organizations behind those drives make it their mission to help those in need...

Shedding light on a dark topic: Local resident, growing movement aim to open discussion on death and, in turn, celebrate life

Encinitas resident Tiffany Fox is hosting a Death Cafe discussion group Oct. 18 in Del Mar. (Photo by Troy Orem)

Helen Hawes

October 9, 2014

Encinitas resident Tiffany Fox is hosting a Death Cafe on Oct. 18 in Solana Beach. She’ll be serving cake with tea, and you are invited to attend. When Fox heard of the Death Cafe, she felt she’d been looking for it all her life. A mother with children ages 2 and 4 years old, she had been diagn...

Nancarrow tribute fundraiser nets $50,000 for garden

Longtime San Diego news anchor Loren Nancarrow died Dec. 28 after battling brain cancer. (Courtesy photo)

Helen Hawes

February 25, 2014

Bidders raised their paddles the night of Feb. 21 to win prizes and rack up donations at Rock in the Park: A Tribute to Loren Nancarrow at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. The money goes to the Loren Nancarrow Healing Garden at Scripps to benefit cancer patients. Between phone-in donations and...

February fundraisers scheduled in honor of Nancarrow

Longtime San Diego news anchor Loren Nancarrow died Dec. 28 after battling brain cancer. (Courtesy photo)

Helen Hawes

January 20, 2014

Loren Nancarrow’s memorial service was a paddle-out at the beach in Cardiff led by his wife, Susie. Two hundred people followed her into the ocean on their boards while hundreds more waited on the sand. As they said goodbye, a whale swam by right in front of them and flicked its tail. It was a fitting...

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