Maryann Castronovo

Articles by Maryann Castronovo

Rady Children's chemo patients get some solace

We'll always ride with Emilio

Emilio Nares was three years old the first time he went to Rady Children’s. He had just started preschool and had come down with something. At first, his parents, Richard and Diane, thought it was ...

Half a smile is better than no smile

Katie Burke faces her past

It was Monday morning, August 24th of 2015, when 28-year-old Katie Burke woke up feeling something wasn’t quite right, like maybe she had eaten too much salt. Her face felt different, bloated. She looked in ...

Bread & Cie by word of mouth gets into Henry’s, Whole Foods, plus Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs

Owner Charles Kaufman started in movies

Interview with Charles Kaufman, baker/founder of Bread & Cie and former film producer.

Army sergeant comes back to San Diego from Afghanistan

I was bred for this

The emergency room of the Naval Medical Center San Diego was buzzing. Veterans of all ages waited their turn to be seen. In the corner, San Diego native Sergeant Tom O’Brian grimaced in pain. The ...