Faces in the Crowd

Michael Venturella Nods to Hometown Nostalgia and Community Rebirth

by LYDIA COBB | photos by Alicia Jeanne Photography Dance of Celebration On the roundabout of S. Santa Fe and Eucalyptus is our city’s first permanent art commission. It is named...

Antonio Bowman Is an Inspiration On and Off the Field

by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Alicia Jeanne Photography Overcoming Adversity Last October, Rancho Buena Vista High School (RBV) senior Antonio Bowman was seriously injured during his high school football game....

Margrette Lamkin Teaches Strength and Flexibility Through Pilates

by BECCA BARR | photos by Mark Hopkins Photography Strengthening Cores and Values Exercising can be hard, especially for people trying something new. Longtime Vista resident Margrette Lamkin hopes to help....

Kellie Dooley and Allison Gharst Revived The Queen Bee Market for Creative Crafters

by LYDIA COBB | photos by Alicia Jeanne Photography Queen Bees When something is awesome, we hold on to it. Kellie Dooley and Allison Gharst are sisters and owners of Peabody...

Pierce Williams: Latest Creations are Stencil Prints of Famous Musicians

by Linda Frabl | photo by Dawn at Nicoli Productions Stencil Art Revolution! Pierce Williams (also known as Bill Pierce) is a Vista-based artist whose skill in forging new professional paths...

Retired Superintendent of Schools Dave Cowles Continues to Make a Difference in 92081

by JENNIFER FRAKES | photo by Alicia Jeanne Photography Cornerstone of the Community Dave Cowles has deep roots in the city of Vista. He first came to the community as a...

Kylie Jenkins Turned Her Love for Creating into a Blog

by LINDA FRABL | photos by Alicia Jeanne Photography Make It, Bake It, Create It About 15 years ago, Kylie Jenkins couldn’t find the perfect stationery when planning her son’s first...

After 44 Years Teaching, Tom Robertson is Trying On New Adventures

by LYDIA COBB | photo by Lauren Nygard Photography Embracing Adventure After 44 years teaching at Carlsbad High School (CHS), Tom Robertson's retirement yields more opportunity to try new things. He...

Elizabeth and Eric Sainz Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor (and Veggies and Nuts,...

by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Samantha Gleaton Photography Working with Nature An edible food forest may sound like something out of a fairy tale, but Elizabeth and Eric Sainz have...

Helping Youth Succeed

by Linda Frabl | photo by Dawn at Nicoli Productions Mike Havis Makes Researching College Majors and Career Salaries Easier Shadowridge resident Mike Havis founded the nonprofit organization Educate to Career...