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Who’s News: 10/23/20


Community Resource Center (CRC) seeks community partners to help brighten the holidays for struggling local households during their 38th annual Holiday Baskets giveaway. This year the program will be a drive-thru, contactless distribution on Dec. 5. Up to 1,100 participating households will receive a variety of gift boxes that include non-perishable food, fresh produce, a blanket and family presents. Two hundred families with infants will also receive a baby blanket and other essentials. CRC is looking for companies or organizations to become a Holiday Baskets Partner. You can also host a drive or virtual fundraiser to help collect items and CRC also needs donations to support CRC’s Holiday Baskets and year-round programs that provide food, housing and shelter for our neighbors in need. Learn more about Holiday Baskets at


The California Democratic Party (CADEM) is set to launch the Voter Protection Hotline early due to concerns about GOP unofficial ballot drop boxes. The Voter Protection Hotline is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese: (877) 321- VOTE (8683)The Hotline, which will run from Oct. 16 until polls close Nov. 3, is a part of CADEM’s Voter Protection Team. “During this year’s election, we redeveloped our statewide Voter Protection Team to ensure that voters have the resources to combat acts of voter suppression,” said CADEM Executive Director, Yvette Martinez.


Vista Chamber of Commerce suggests you consider Vista digital holiday gift cards for the upcoming holidays, a community-based digital gift card to support local businesses. Purchase yours at


Del Mar Village Dollars, a community-based digital gift card is being offers to support local businesses. For a limited time, receive bonus dollars when you buy cards at certain amounts thanks to the city of Del Mar and Rotary Club of Del Mar. Get yours at


Palomar Health Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides philanthropic support to Palomar Health, has selected two new members to its Board of Directors. At a September  meeting, the board appointed Pauline Gourdie of Del Sur and Jason Polk of Rancho Bernardo to three-year terms. Gourdie is a business consultant with a background in international supply chain management, customer relations and recruitment. Polk is a financial advisor at Edward Jones in Rancho Bernardo with more than 25 years of experience in investments and insurance.


The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, which manages the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service, announced a partnership with RB, the makers of Lysol. As part of this new partnership, germ-kill experts and microbiologists from RB will help Amtrak strengthen its comprehensive cleaning and disinfection protocols for Amtrak trains, stations and Metropolitan Lounges. The partnership will launch in stations served by Pacific Surfliner trains, before expanding across the Amtrak network.

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