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Holiday Gift Drive For Those Less Fortunate

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Adding just a couple items to your Black Friday or weekend shopping lists can help put a smile on those less fortunate and in need of some basic items this holiday season. It’s time for the County of San Diego Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Public Conservator’s annual Holiday Gift Drive. The office serves as the legally appointed […]


Donate a Toy for a Tot at a County Airport

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There’s an easy way to feel good this holiday season — just put a smile on the face of a less fortunate kid. It’s easy to do. Simply drop off a new, unwrapped toy into the Toys for Tots donation box at one of four County airports.

Getting all the kids to sit still for a family photo can be a challenge for the Bonadeo family. After adopting a set of four siblings (Peter, Katherine, David and Dorothea), John Bonadeo and Betty McDonald finalized the adoption of brothers Johnny, center, with sunglasses and James, to his left, during the Court Adoption Party.

2 Leaps of Faith Bring 6 Times the Love

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Love has led a Del Mar couple to take a leap of faith – not once, but twice. The payoff has been huge. Their life is overflowing with love – and six new children they agreed to adopt sight unseen. Betty McDonald, 60, and John Bonadeo, 63, married later in life and tried unsuccessfully to […]