Author Archive for Lillian Cox

Lifelong love of animals turns into a ‘wild’ career

Lifelong love of animals turns into a ‘wild’ career

ENCINITAS — Jessica Larios realized a childhood dream of working with wild animals when she founded The Wildlife Company in Vista 14 years ago.

Hunt for new career ends in quest for photo adventures

Hunt for new career ends in quest for photo adventures

ENCINITAS — After being laid off by Kyocera in the fall of 2010, Chris Geirman went ahead on a planned white water kayaking trip to Bhutan, Nepal. Because he didn’t have a job to return to, he extended the trip to include Southeast Asia.

Tolan Shaw is  having himself a ‘prolific year’

Tolan Shaw is having himself a ‘prolific year’

CARLSBAD — While every generation seems to reject their parents’ music, Tolan Shaw embraced the soulful sounds of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye that he learned from his dad, Doug Shaw a vocalist and guitarist with the band, The Rhythm Method.

Weidner a longtime fixture on the Encinitas flower scene

Weidner a longtime fixture on the Encinitas flower scene

ENCINITAS — The sale of the Ecke Ranch last August marked the end of an era, particularly for those who remember Encinitas in its heyday as Flower Capital of the World.

Artist’s marine-life works gains statewide attention

Artist’s marine-life works gains statewide attention

ENCINITAS — Brian Torch started this year in a funk that began two years earlier when the recession hit him personally as a marine life artist.

Entrepreneur teaches makeup artists

Entrepreneur teaches makeup artists

OCEANSIDE — After having children, Janet Pippins felt there was still something missing in her life. She had always enjoyed doing her friends’ makeup, and in 2004 decided to go professional by first earning a certificate in makeup artistry, then launching her business — Janet Pippins Artistry.

Sculptor to host teaching event

Sculptor to host teaching event

CARLSBAD — Lynn Forbes spent the first half of her career working as a costume builder for the theater and motion pictures including “Back to the Future,” “Death Becomes Her” and Disney’s “The Adventures of Huck Finn.”

Coffee vendors brewing up business

Coffee vendors brewing up business

ENCINITAS — With nine Starbucks locations in Encinitas, you’d think the latte market was saturated. Despite an influx of well-financed global chains and a deep recession, local entrepreneurs like Lisa Gomolka have proven to be as bold as a ristretto shot.

Lagoon volunteer to be honored at gala

Lagoon volunteer to be honored at gala

CARLSBAD — Eric Munoz, Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year, will be among those at Discovery Gala 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m., May 18 at the Discovery Center in Carlsbad.

Unique college readies for inaugural graduating class

Unique college readies for inaugural graduating class

ENCINITAS — Two years ago, Dr. Frank J. Papatheofanis made a major career move by retiring from his teaching position at UCSD Medical School to fulfill a personal goal: to launch St. Katherine College, an undergraduate college of liberal arts and sciences that integrates Orthodox Christian principles.