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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Jean-Pierre Fouque

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Seventh grade student Brad Besserman learns the ways of the fast-paced restaurant life during his week of work at Via Maestro.

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6th grade student Nico Laurie calculates his monthly budget.

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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A seized “super panga” sits in Santa Barbara Harbor (July 5, 2012).

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FALLEN SAILOR: In his 14 years of service with the U.S. Coast Guard, some of it in South Carolina, Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III was credited with saving dozens of lives during 63 rescue missions. Earlier this year, he and his crew intercepted two smuggling boats carrying almost 2,000 pounds of marijuana northwest of Catalina Island.

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J.D. McPherson

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The California Honeydrops

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Alden Phelan Taugher

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Tayln Lang

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Health teacher Rich Ceriale in his remodeled classroom at San Marcos High School funded by Bond Measure Q (Aug. 23, 2012).

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Published on Dec. 5, 2012

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Branquinho takes down a steer in 5.4 seconds. Though not his best personal time, he placed fourth in the Fiesta competition and has climbed back into the national top 15 steer-wrestling cowboys in time for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

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In the Earl Warren stable area, his wife, Lindsay, and their two sons wish him luck.

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He protects his legs with metal braces; injuries in the corral are not uncommon.

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In the back of his stock trailer, Branquinho prepares for his turn at the Fiesta Rodeo steer-wrestling event last August.

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Cattle in a Branquinho Ranch corral.

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Branquinho with his youngest son, Jameson.

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Branquinho takes time out with his oldest son, Cade.

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Branquinho sits in the background on a barrel, watching other rodeo cowboys practice their steer-wrestling skills at his family’s ranch near Los Alamos. Branquinho doesn’t think of these competitors as working against one another: “It is us against the steer we are wrestling. We are all in it together.”

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Luke Branquinho during Old Spanish Days Rodeo in August 2012.

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"Saint Barbara", by Karen Lockett

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Daniel “Shoeshine” Collier

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Galen Stucky

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Galen Stucky

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