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Local Families

The Avalos Family Loves Their Carlsbad Community
2 years ago

The Avalos Family Loves Their Carlsbad Community

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Always Enjoying

Paul Avalos and Mireya Barajas-Avalos were already living in the great state of California, having met in college while attending CSU Los Angeles. But about 15 years ago, …
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Growing & Thriving
2 years ago

Growing & Thriving

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This Carlsbad Family Shares Pride in their Neighborhood

Holly and Brian’s relationship took root at Cal State University San Marcos. Under the guise of studying for exams for a class …
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Two Adventurous Parents, Plus Four Lively Children, and Carlsbad is the Setting for a Family’s Fulfilling Lifestyle
3 years ago

Two Adventurous Parents, Plus Four Lively Children, and Carlsbad is the Setting for a Family’s Fulfilling Lifestyle

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The Nicholson Six

When Joanna and Chris Nicholson relocated to Olde Carlsbad in 2002 it was Halloween night. “We live on a cul-de-sac where our neighbors have literally become extended …
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The Tong Family Instills Values of Peace and Community in their Lives
3 years ago

The Tong Family Instills Values of Peace and Community in their Lives

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Peaceful Feeling

Mary and Christopher Tong met in Orange County on a group date with mutual friends. The movie was Terminator II – not so romantic – but the spark …
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The Levin Family Likes to Live in the Moment
3 years ago

The Levin Family Likes to Live in the Moment

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An Outdoorsy Lifestyle

The Levin family – consisting of parents Moses and Raechal and children Luna and Joshua – embraces an outdoorsy, “green” lifestyle. All have successfully adjusted to living …
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The Hallinans Balance School, Work, and Sports with a Focus on Family
3 years ago

The Hallinans Balance School, Work, and Sports with a Focus on Family

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Buys Life, Happy Family

To say that the Hallinan family is an active local family would be a bit of an understatement. “All of our kids are pretty competitive and …
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The Schmidt Family Loves a Song, a Stage, and a Sports Field
3 years ago

The Schmidt Family Loves a Song, a Stage, and a Sports Field

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The Schmidt Family Song

Somewhere between a song, a stage, and a sports field you can find the Schmidt family – Jill and Joel and their kids, Lydia and Ryan. …
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Local Family: Steccaglia and Dexter
3 years ago

Local Family: Steccaglia and Dexter

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Ballroom Benefits Carlsbad’s Own Steccaglia/Dexter Family Dances at Home and Abroad

Dance v. 1. To move rhythmically to music 2. Move in a quick and lively way

Twirl

Giacomo Steccaglia …
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Social Suttons
4 years ago

Social Suttons

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Making Family, Friends and Fun a Main Priority

When Kurt and Alycia Sutton decided to move their family to Carlsbad, they were slightly anxious about the change. “We had a …
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