Karen Pearlman

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The Authentic Taste of Guam – in San Diego

Smack’n Guamanian Grill Pays Homage to Founder’s Family

The offerings at one of the only restaurants in San Diego offering Chamorro food – the ethnic, authentic taste of Guam – may indeed be good enough to make you smack your lips.

Tofu House Menu As Varied as its Customers

Soybean Curd is Not Just for Vegetarians

Although there are several plant-based items on its menu, and its name brings for many an immediate connection to vegan food, Tofu House is not a vegetarian restaurant.

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Helix Water District Helps Customers Avoid Price Spikes

UTILITIES: East County Water Provider Renews Contract with Calpine

Helix Water District recently renewed its electricity purchasing contract with San Diego-based Calpine Energy Solutions, helping the district lock in prices for its more than 275,000 customers in East County through the end of 2030.

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Making the Link to Technology More Fun

Robolink Drones, Robots Get Kids Ready for the Workforce

Hansol Hong said when he was a young boy growing up in South Korea, he wasn’t exposed to the kind of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) learning that he wished he had been – learning that was also fun.

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Developing Some Art and Sole

SMALL BUSINESS: Young Entrepreneur Part of Major Sneaker Launch

Creating a sneaker for a major company has been a goal of San Diego native Ben Gass for several years.

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Training for Body and Mind

Martial Arts Academy Helps Students with Coordination, Focus and Self-Esteem

Driving along Miramar Road after he was laid off from his job of nearly three years at Qualcomm a little more than 25 years ago, Tom Thai wasn’t sure what the future would hold. But as he headed home from Sorrento Valley on that day in March 1996, Thai had to pass the martial arts studio.

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California Cuisine and Much More at InsideOUT

Catering to Hillcrest’s ‘In’ and ‘Out’ Crowd

Native San Diegan Paris Quion, who started her career in the Hillcrest LGBTQ community as an entertainer and volunteer, is now general manager of one of the area’s top restaurants.

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Comic Book Store Stays ‘Super’ Busy with Loyal Customer Base

Comickaze’s Sells Hot Commodities

When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened the livelihood of myriad businesses throughout San Diego County in early 2020, locals came to the rescue of one of San Diego’s iconic comic book stores.

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Tea for More Than Just Two

PARU Tea Brews Up Special Blends in Point Loma as Well as La Jolla

If you’re a fan of beverages that go beyond merely offering hydration, and you like the idea of sustainable practices, local business owners Amy Truong and Lani Gobaleza just may be – and have – your cup of tea.

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The San Diego Foundation Rallies to Support Working Parents

NONPROFITS: Taking A Closer Look at San Diego’s Childcare Needs

Two reports commissioned by local nonprofit The San Diego Foundation and shared in April shed light on a continuing challenge for working parents: How to best navigate in an era in which the affordability and availability of childcare in San Diego County is a growing challenge.

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