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Amanda Marie Cascadden

Volunteering in San Diego

  When I moved to North County San Diego a year ago, I was unsure that there would be many places to pour my passion for life, chances to get to know people in the community, and times to be involved with what is going on. A lot of volunteer businesses have a hard time inviting new volunteers to help, or do not have strategies …

Rancho Santa Fe

Roundabouts Still Up for Debate in Rancho Santa Fe

“Roundabouts are not that common. Neither is the Covenant.” —Martin Wilson I think that everyone who lives and drives through Rancho Santa Fe, also known by locals as “The Ranch,” can agree that there are traffic problems, especially during commuting hours. No matter the time of day, some folks drive as if they own the entire road, even driving right through stop sign intersections. Some …

World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas

“If there weren’t luck involved, I would win every time.” –Phil Hellmuth, Poker Professional The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event starts Sunday, July 5th, at the Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas.  The 2015 WSOP in Vegas started on May 27th.  There are a total of 68 tournament events over a month and a half that culminate with the $10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em …

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Summer Activities for Teenagers in San Diego

“Summer: Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.” -Unknown Is it just another warm, sunny, perfect day in San Diego? You feel like you’ve done everything? Hopefully this list of fun activities will give you some new ideas for the day, help you to plan fun family activities, and get you …

Summer San Diego

Teenager’s Summer Survival Kit

“Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.” -Hunter S. Thompson Summer in San Diego really is the definition of summer. Laying by the pool, relaxing in the hot sun on warm sandy beaches with an ocean view; its the perfect time of year! Weather is the main component in deciding whether or …

Dog Beach Del Mar

Del Mar Dog Beach is an Amazing Place for Your Furry Friend

View Larger Map “A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Del Mar Dog Beach, Ca. is one of the most fun, entertaining places to go in San Diego…even if you don’t have …

The Great Ice Cream Volunteering Adventure

View Larger Map 3 Reasons Why Students at Roger Rowe Elementary are Awesome “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” -Julius Caesar About a month ago I received an email for volunteer positions on May 22nd for our kids’ Field Day at Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School. I had …

Independence Day

Memorial Day in San Diego

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” -Joseph Campbell Happy Memorial Day in San Diego to you from my fiancé & I, our children and Labradoodles! “On this Memorial Day, we honor the sacrifices of prior generations. We honor the sacrifices of the men and women next door who have served or continue to serve our …

Windansea Beach La Jolla

Fun Things to Do in Coronado, CA

View Larger Map The Best Things to do in Coronado, California “The country itself is the best I have ever seen for producing all the products of Spain… But what I am sure of is that there is not any gold nor any other metal in all that country.”  -Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, 1510-1554, Spanish Explorer, Description of America.  [He had it half right.] I …