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Local Families

The Alden Family Lives, Plays, and Gives Back in the Community They Adore
2 years ago

The Alden Family Lives, Plays, and Gives Back in the Community They Adore

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Solana Beach Family

Friday night at the Aldens is family movie time with homemade pizza – or a splurge on Bongiorno’s stromboli takeout. Douglas and Tanya Alden and their three …
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The Hydos Make the Most of their Precious Moments Together
2 years ago

The Hydos Make the Most of their Precious Moments Together

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Fun Family Traditions

The Hydo family has been living in Solana Beach since 2004, but patriarch Chris is actually a third generation resident of the Solana Beach and Del Mar …
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From Yoga to Hiking to the Theatre, This Family of Four Sticks Together
2 years ago

From Yoga to Hiking to the Theatre, This Family of Four Sticks Together

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Tight-Knit Family

The Payne family have been Solana Beach residents for just over a year. “We love being so close to the beach and also being close to our children’s …
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The Pathman Family Inspires with Their Active Lifestyle
3 years ago

The Pathman Family Inspires with Their Active Lifestyle

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Can-Do Attitude

Seeking a strong dose of can-do attitude and inspiration? Look no further than Del Mar’s Pathman family. Parents, Jim and Lisa, and twin teenage sons, Riley and Shane, …
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The Fessenden Family Finds Balance in the Beach Community
3 years ago

The Fessenden Family Finds Balance in the Beach Community

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Beach Living

Chasing dolphins, interviewing artists, and reading books are only a few of the activities that fill the Fessenden family’s days. Chris and Cyndie Fessenden and daughter, Elena, love …
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Solana Beach is the Best Place on Earth for the Urquhart Family
3 years ago

Solana Beach is the Best Place on Earth for the Urquhart Family

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Unquestionably Urquhart

It is often said that there’s no such thing as a California native, that everyone here is originally from somewhere else. Not so for Mark and Jodie (and …
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The Weinsteins Have a Wonderful Sense of Adventure
3 years ago

The Weinsteins Have a Wonderful Sense of Adventure

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Exploring the West

The Weinstein family moved to Solana Beach from Wilmington, NC two years ago when the patriarch, David, a commanding officer/pilot with the Marine Corps, was assigned to …
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The Couzen Family
3 years ago

The Couzen Family

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Musical Family Supports Local Schools and Charitable Events

Not surprisingly, James and Keri Couzens met while they both attended the University of Arizona where James earned his Bachelor of Arts …
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The Monroe Family Has Found Their Sweet Spot in Solana Beach
3 years ago

The Monroe Family Has Found Their Sweet Spot in Solana Beach

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Solana Beach Vibes

The word “vibe” may be common vernacular among North County locals, and for Alex and Samantha Monroe, it defines a few reasons why they love their Solana …
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Long-time Local News Anchor Susan Taylor and Her Family Make Each Day Count
4 years ago

Long-time Local News Anchor Susan Taylor and Her Family Make Each Day Count

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Newsworthy Family

From 1995 to 2011, countless San Diegans watched Susan Taylor as she reported the news for NBC 7 San Diego. “I decided to leave television because I had …
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