Hope and Happiness After Cancer

The quality of life of cancer patients and survivors of any type of cancer is not often discussed as much as the devastation of hearing the diagnosis and dealing with the medical processes involved. But one breast cancer survivor right here in Carlsbad realized the need to address that head on and is working to change the current mindset with…

Enriching Children’s Lives in the North Coast Community

Philanthropic efforts enrich communities and change lives. Based on the philosophy of serving those in need, the National Assistance League (AL) was developed in 1935 by Anne Banning and Ada Edwards Laughlin in Southern California. It quickly spread; now there are 120 AL chapters across the U.S. Following AL’s charitable model is the Assistance League of North Coast (ALNC), serving…

MiraCosta Spurs 
Economic Development

During a time of great economic turmoil about 82 years ago, North County San Diego’s first community college emerged. Founded during the Great Depression, MiraCosta Community College provided local students with the opportunity to earn a two-year college education. Today, the organization is making a tremendous impact on the local economy. According to their 2012 performance report, the local economic…

Appreciating the Gift of Life

For 25 years, Aaron Chang traveled to over 50 countries, shooting photos of top surfing talent at exotic locations, as a senior photographer on assignment for Surfing Magazine. An internationally acclaimed artist with a passion for surf photography, his work has been published in hundreds of books and magazines. He began shooting photos of his friends surfing and learned to…