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Tina Beranbaum joins foundation that works to help women of all ages

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Soon after her arrival from Ottawa in 2007, Tina Beranbaum connected with a group of like-minded women interested in contributing to the lives of others. She became involved with the San Diego Jewish Women’s Foundation, which focuses on identifying challenges for women and girls, and supports the implementation of innovative solutions. During her tenure as chair, she helped orchestrate the funding of programs focused on building self-confidence and leadership capabilities for 300 teen girls.

Gwen Coronado practices (and preaches) the merits of a Feng Shui lifestyle in La Jolla

Gwen Coronado

A La Jolla resident for 30 years, Gwen Coronado is a Feng Shui master and founder of FengShuiSanDiego.com and GwenCoronado.com She believes that Feng Shui helps create a healthful, balanced environment and shares her insights with many Fortune 500 companies, including Qualcomm, Coldwell Banker, Kaiser, Century 21, San Diego Board of Realtors, Nordstrom, Hyatt, University of Phoenix, and others. She also is a Feng Shui columnist for Asia Media America and The Carmel Valley Life.

Architect Bill Boehm chairs La Jolla Riford Library Board with goal to expand use

Bill Boehm

Bill Boehm grew up in a Navy family, mostly on the eastern seaboard. On average, he changed schools every 1.5 years — “something like ‘The Great Santini,’ ” he joked. After studying architecture at Princeton University, he entered the Navy for a five-year service. Highlights included cruises to the Mediterranean and Caribbean, as well as a yearlong tour in Southeast Asia in 1967.

Kim Signoret-Paar of La Jolla takes top photo prize at San Diego County Fair

Kim Signoret-Paar

Kim Signoret-Paar has been an avid photographer since childhood, when she took her new Brownie on a second-grade field trip to Lincoln’s home and then won a championship ribbon at the county fair in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa. That’s when she dreamed of becoming a globetrotting photographer for National Geographic.

Chef William Bradley brings French flavors to new La Jolla bistro

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Award-winning Chef William Bradley — one of only 160 chefs in the world and 17 in the United States to receive the designation of Grand Chef from Relais & Châteaux — is the executive chef and director of Addison, the signature-dining venue at The Grand Del Mar. Bradley recently lent his talent to another eatery operated by the resort: Bijou French Bistro in La Jolla. The new restaurant, which opened June 27 at 1205 Prospect St. (formerly the site of Amaya La Jolla), features classic French bistro fare.

Law and Junior League cast a spell over Andrea Nelson Myers of La Jolla

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Andrea Nelson Myers is an attorney at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, who specializes in resolving complex business and property disputes. She compliments her work by serving as the fund development director for the Junior League of San Diego. Myers re-launched the Junior League’s signature fundraiser as a Kentucky Derby-themed Food & Wine Festival, held annually at La Jolla Cove. In two years, she helped double revenue and increase attendance by 40 percent. She has been recognized as a “Woman Who Moves the City,” “Top Young Attorney” and “Young Influential.”

Restaurateur of the Year: Sami Ladeki of La Jolla

Sami Ladeki

La Jollan Sami Ladeki, owner of Ladeki Restaurant Group, was born in Lebanon and has opened more than 35 restaurants and fine-dining concepts around the world since 1983. This summer, he celebrates 25 years of combining globally- inspired cuisine with locally-produced ingredients at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, with a variety of social media promotions at his 19 locations in Southern California and Nevada.

Children’s welfare inspires Jeanette Day of La Jolla to work for justice

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Jeanette Day is an attorney who represents children. Due to her awareness of the unique, critical needs of foster children, she co-founded “Just in Time for Foster Youth” (JIT), a non-profit whose services help steer foster youth into productive adulthood. (More at JITFosterYouth.org)

Julio DeGuzman of La Jolla cherishes his family, faith and community

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ulio DeGuzman of La Jolla is a 25-year retired special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), where he conducted procurement fraud investigations on U.S. Navy contractors. For three years at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, he conducted counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations. After a promotion, he became a senior special agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General, conducting investigations of fraud against the government, white-collar crimes, kickbacks, bribery and health-care fraud. DeGuzman now works at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.

Community service is a top priority for La Jollan Rochelle Bold

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Rochelle Bold serves as board chair of Voices for Children, a $5 million organization that transforms the lives of San Diego’s foster children by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). She also serves on the board of the La Jolla Community Foundation and as a trustee for The Gillispie School.

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