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Who’s News: 10/2/20

CAP’N KENO’S TURNS 50

The iconic Encinitas restaurant, Cap’n Keno’s, at 158 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, will be commemorating its 50th anniversary Oct. 2. Owner Jerry Salvo is planning a small celebration that day.

HIGHEST STUDENT HONOR

Cal State San Marcos senior Kayla Nguyen received the 2020 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, the California State University’s highest recognition of student accomplishment. The award accompanies a donor-funded scholarship ranging from $6,000 to $15,000 to one student from each state campus. Nguyen, a biotechnology major, received a scholarship of $9,000 for being named a Trustee Emerita Claudia H. Hampton Scholar, bestowed upon the Trustee scholar who scored the third highest among all applicants.

HANDS OF PEACE DIRECTOR

Most recently a diplomat with the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, Scott Rasmussen, is the new Executive Director of Hands of Peace, an international non-profit organization that empowers young Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians to raise their voices for change. Officially starting on International Peace Day, Sept. 21, Rasmussen brings peacebuilding skills and an understanding of the region to Hands of Peace.

NEW BOYS & GIRLS CLUB CEO

The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos has selected Cathy Baur as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Baur will start in her new role at the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos on Sept. 1. Baur joins the club from California State University San Marcos. Baur replaces Tish Murry who retired earlier this year after serving more than six years.

NONPROFITS OF THE YEAR

The Encinitas Historical Society has been selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by California State Sen. Patricia Bates, 36th Senate District. Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside was also selected as Nonprofit of the Year by 76th District Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath.

GOLFER CONTINUES TO SHINE

Former Cal State San Marcos women’s golf student-athlete Jaime Jacob was announced as a Top 30 honoree for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the Woman of the Year Selection Committee

SAFE MAIL-IN BALLOT DROP

The Old Globe in Balboa Park will serve as an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the 2020 Presidential General Election, Tuesday, Oct. 6, through Tuesday, Nov. 3. Your signed, sealed, and dated mail ballot envelope can be dropped off Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Election Day, Nov. 3, hours for dropping off mail ballots are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Questions regarding the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program should be directed to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters: (858) 565-5800.

ASSISTED LIVING FRANCHISE

Assisted Living Locators launched its franchise in the Encinitas and Oceanside communities. Assisted Living Locators provides the full continuum of care offering free guidance in locating quality assisted living and in-home care options. The new franchise owner is Senior Care Advisor Steven Trahan. For more information about Assisted Living Locators free service for seniors and their families, call Steven Trahan at (760) 904-6017 or visit assistedlivinglocators.com/encinitas-oceanside.

PALOMAR PLAYS IT SAFE

The majority of classes at Palomar College will remain online during the spring 2021 semester in compliance with public health orders, as local health officials continue to urge caution.

NCHS NOW TRUECARE

North County Health Services (NCHS) in San Marcos has updated its name to TrueCare. Since 1971, NCHS has served people from all walks of life in North San Diego. The new name change to TrueCare was developed to refresh the brand promise of a patient-focused experience for all patients — regardless of income — in its expanded geographic area.

FUND BACKS NONPROFITS

The North County COVID-19 Response Fund launched in March, a collaborative effort of the Coastal Community Foundation, Leichtag Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, has granted $619,750 to 31 nonprofits to date. Furthermore, $673,921 was leveraged for local COVID-19-related needs from additional donors.

READY TO RUN

Carlsbad resident Ray Pearson, a local businessman and community leader, announced that he will seek re-election to the Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees.

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