TECHNICIAN OF YEAR
Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Pump/Motor Technician Dominic “Bruno” Brunozzi has been named California Water Environment Association’s “Mechanical Technician of the Year.” Brunozzi was recognized for his dedication to public service and mechanical expertise. He received the same designation at the local level earlier this year from CWEA’s San Diego Section.
LOOKING AT YOUR BRAIN
Imagine that you’re late for work and desperately searching for your car keys. You’ve looked all over the house but cannot seem to find them anywhere. All of a sudden you realize your keys have been sitting right in front of you the entire time. Why didn’t you see them until now? Now, a team of Salk Institute scientists led by Professor John Reynolds has uncovered details of the neural mechanisms underlying the perception of objects. They found that patterns of neural signals, called traveling brain waves, exist in the visual system of the awake brain and are organized to allow the brain to perceive objects that are faint or otherwise difficult to see. The findings were published in Nature on Oct. 7, 2020.
DEL MAR TEACHER LAUDED
Cox will honor teacher Arah Allard of Del Mar Hills Elementary School, Del Mar Union School District in its “Salute to Teachers,” a pre-recorded television special airing at 7 p.m. Nov. 21.
PHI BETA KAPPA
Hallie McConlogue of Encinitas, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest collegiate honor society. McConlogue was initiated at University of Southern California.
The EPA is an organization whose purpose is to preserve the historical landmarks in Downtown Encinitas, more specifically the infamous Boathouses. The board consists of passionate individuals who care about maintaining the unique character of Encinitas. Do you share those values? Interested in hearing more? Contact Irene at (760) 943-1950 or e-mail [email protected].
GIFT CARLSBAD PROGRAM
You can buy eGift cards from more than 60 businesses throughout Carlsbad and receive a bonus eGift card on top at no extra charge at giftcarlsbad.com. For sign-up a link to the Quick Start Sign-Up Guide, e-mail [email protected]. All the money raised from this program goes directly to the participating businesses in an effort to help with their continued recovery. When a gift card is purchased for a participating Carlsbad business, a bonus amount is given, at no additional charge, courtesy of a sponsorship by the Chamber’s Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance and matching funds by the City of Carlsbad.
PALOMAR MEDICAL KUDOS
Palomar Medical Center Escondido has received the Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for outstanding treatment of heart attack patients from the American College of Cardiology. The hospital is one of only 140 in the nation to receive this award.
REFI SAVES TAXPAYERS $$
Taxpayers in the Palomar Community College District will save $21.2 million in future debt payments as a result of a bond refunding process Oct. 15. The refinancing involves approximately $200 million of bonds under Prop. M, the $694 million capital improvement bond measure approved by voters in 2006. The refinance represents an approximately 9.5 percent savings that will be reflected in property taxes over the life of the bonds.
HUMANE AWARD GIVEN
Helen Woodward Animal Center presented actress and animal advocate Maggie Lawson with the 2020 “Humane Award” Oct. 24. Lawson is an American actress who is best known for her role as Detective Juliet “Jules” O’Hara in the TV series “Psych.” Lawson’s first rescue was in 1990. Stray puppy Popcorn was found in a dumpster at a Hardee’s fast food restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky on Christmas Eve, but soon found a loving home with Maggie. Ever since, Maggie has been an animal advocate and dreams of creating a safe space for “unadoptable” animals. Her home has 3 to 4 adopted dogs at almost all times.
ALL ABOUT THE CORGI
Deborah Burggraaf, a former Oceanside Lincoln Middle School teacher has published a photo book, “Bhante -The Corgi of O’side,” as a Kindle eReader, while she waits for paperback books to arrive. Kindle edition is $4.95.
Robert Renkin of Encinitas, has been named to the summer 2020 quarter Dean’s List at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus in San Jose.
LOCAL AUTHOR PUBLISHES
“From the Bottom of the Bay,” a new book by Escondido resident Brian Eykholt, has been released by RoseDog Books. For more information, visit the online bookstore at rosedogbookstore.com.