Month: October 2011

Real Estate Wrap-Up

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62 Half Moon Bend, 3 beds, 4 baths, $675,000. 518 Adella Lane, 2 beds, 2 baths, $710,000. 1820 Avenida del Mundo #1110, 1 bed, 2 baths, $920,000. 940-44 J Avenue, 5 beds, 2 baths, $1.45 million.   Data from SANDICOR, Inc. for Oct. 13-20 represents properties listed or sold by various brokers. (more…)

30 Under 30 San Diego County Leader No. 23: Christopher Soriano

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Christopher Soriano has a come a long way in his 22 years of existence. The San Diego State University journalism student is the author of the book Kiss Me in the Rain, contributing writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune and a broadcast writer for KUSI Channel 9. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Asian American Journalists Association's Ford Foundation Fellowship, something he said is one of his biggest accomplishments. Though he has a hefty resume already, Soriano has bigger dreams. "After graduating, I plan to move to Kabul, Afghanistan, and build a career as a foreign correspondent," he said. "This is a city where most foreign correspondents stay to familiarize themselves with the area. Here I plan to build more experience through internships with other r...

30 Under 30 San Diego County Leader No. 21: SwoopThat Team

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Four young guys and a dog dream big when they work together. At least the SwoopThat team does. San Diegans Jonny Simkin, Ben Carson, Kevin King, Dan Halloran and their dog Zorro founded SwoopThat, an online company that helps students find textbooks at affordable prices within minutes. The company, led by 23-year-old Simkin and founded in 2010, helps students save up to 75 percent on textbooks. "We created a new solution to help students save money and time while buying textbooks because this was a huge problem for us while we were in college," said the Harvey Mudd College graduate. "When we researched the problem more thoroughly, we found that the high cost of textbooks is a huge national issue in higher education affordability, and that textbooks can represe

Police Blotter: Multiple Arrests and $2,500 in Goods Stolen

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Arrests: Male, 26, DUI, 1000 block of Ocean Boulevard, 2:45 a.m. Oct. 11. Male, 25, outstanding misdemeanor warrants, 1700 block of Silver Strand Boulevard, 10:35 p.m. Oct. 11. Male, 31, second-degree burglary and vandalism, 600 block of Orange Avenue, 1:20 p.m. Oct. 14. Male, 36, felony child cruelty and DUI, 600 block of Orange, 5:22 p.m. Oct. 9. Male, 34, disorderly conduct, 700 block of Orange, 2:35 p.m. Oct 7. Male, 24, disorderly conduct, 700 block of Orange, 2:25 a.m. Oct. 9. Female, 34, disorderly conduct, 700 block of E Avenue, 12:15 p.m. Oct. 10. Female, 23, DUI, driving without a license and outside warrants, 300 block of D Avenue, 4:05 p.m. Oct. 13. Male, 39, DUI, 1000 Orange, 10:55 p.m. Oct. 17. Crimes: Beach ...

30 Under 30 San Diego County Leader No. 19: Jeremy Poincenot

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When Jeremy Poincenot was 19, he was diagnosed with Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, a rare genetic disorder that caused him to be blind. But it didn't stop the now 22-year-old from living his life while simultaneously inspiring others. Poincenot was named the World Blind Golf champion in 2010 and often does public speaking about the disorder that changed his life. Poincenot has bigger goals though. "My future goals include raising $1 million for research to find a cure for LHON before my younger brother or sister also go blind, and giving motivational speeches to audiences around the world to inspire others to overcome adversity," said Poincenot, who said he is inspired by his mother who works with families affected by the same disorder. Advice for y

30 Under 30 San Diego County Leader No. 16: Trey Barkley

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A love for the arts has inspired this leader to give back. Trey Barkley, 24, is the director of Monster Manor, an all-volunteer haunted house project in Mira Mesa. As the director, Barkley oversees dozens of local teens who put on the annual event each year. Barkley, who is a full-time actor, said the project is his biggest accomplishment. "I honestly think my biggest accomplishment is this haunted house," he said. "We not only help teens out by giving them community service hours and providing a safe and drug free place to be after school, but we also raise money for local nonprofit groups and charities." In a time of significant budget cuts to art education, Barkley said he hopes to continue to oversee the project and encourage art education. On top of that, ...

Real Estate Wrap-Up

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34 Half Moon Bend, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, $700,000. 1820 Avenida del Mundo #1110, 1 bedroom 2 Baths, $920,000. 42 Admiralty Cross, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, $1,325,000. 631 Balboa Ave., 2 bedrooms 2 baths, $1,100,000. 1830 Avenida del Mundo #905, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. 868 J Ave., 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, $1,730,000. Data from SANDICOR Inc. for Oct. 6 through Oct. 13 and represents properties listed or sold by various brokers. (more…)

New Study Reveals Good Kids Can Be Bullies Too

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper commissioned sociologist Robert Faris to conduct a study on bullying, and it confirms what many already knew. It’s not just the bad kids who put down the weak ones. The good students who are just as likely to jockey for social rank at the expense of their peers. “It’s really not the kids that are psychologically troubled, who are on the margins or the fringes of the school’s social life. It’s the kids right in the middle, at the heart of things ... often, typically, highly, well-liked popular kids who are engaging in these behaviors,” Faris told Cooper. Meet the modern-day bully. Those straight-A kids have not only taken over the academic scene, they are mowing down anyone obstructing their climb up the school’s social ladder, and usually right und