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Who’s News: 11/27/20

ON STAGE

Emily Midgley, of Carmel Valley, recently participated in Hamilton College’s Fall Main Stage Production of “In War With Time, From the Sonnets of William Shakespeare” as a member of the cast. The partly live and partly recorded production was presented on YouTube and included a cast of 13 Hamilton students and alumni performing a collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

PICKLEBALL HALL OF FAMER

Alex Hamner, a 30 year Carlsbad Resident was inducted into the 2020 “Pickleball Hall Of Fame” Competitor category. Alex has compiled 21 gold medals at USAPA Nationals, US Open Pickleball Championships and Tournament of Champions.

STOP THE SCAMS

As the shopping season gears up Utility Scam Awareness is being highlighted. SDG&E joined electric, water and natural gas utilities to educate customers about utility imposters who prey on people’s reliance on essential services to cheat them out of money. With more people staying at home or possibly facing financial difficulty, scammers try to take advantage of the situation. Visit https://sdgenews.com/article/sdge-joins-national-campaign-raise-awareness-utility-imposter-scams for more information on common scams we see and what customers should do to protect themselves.

NEW CORK & KNIFE

Slated to open in Escondido in late November, Cork & Knife 515 West 13th Ave, Escondido is a small production wine store that will offer close to 100 varieties of vino. browse the selections of wine artisan meats and cheeses either in person, or on Cork & Knife’s website,  Cork & Knife will be open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., with outdoor seating. There will also be a second location opening in Rancho Santa Fe, as part of Nick & G’s, at 6106 Paseo Delicias.

HONORS FOR SAN MARCOS

North San Marcos recently received top honors from the California Association for Local Economic Development with an Award of Excellence for its innovative, collaborative foundation and creation. Each Tuesday afternoon, the streets of North City offer live music, artisans, food vendors, flowers and fresh fruits and vegetables at the weekly Farmers Market, run by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.

IRRIGATION EXCELLENCE

Vista Irrigation District has been presented with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.  This certificate is the only national award for public sector financial reporting.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GRANT

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside has received a $10,000 grant from the Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund for our Food and Snack Program. As school closures continue, this much needed program provides nutritious lunches and snacks to youth attending BGCO’s Back2School Program.

OMWD BUSINESS OF YEAR

Olivenhain Municipal Water District recognized at its Nov. 18 board meeting nine individuals and businesses making a significant, positive impact over the last year in the community, the San Diego region, or local water systems. D&H Water Systems was recognized as Business of the Year for its critical part in recent upgrades to systems at OMWD’s David C. McCollom Water Treatment Plant.

GIFTS FROM LOCAL ARTIST

Encinitas artist Wade Koniakowsky has created reversible Tote Bags with tropical-inspired texture and color right out of Koniakowsky’s favorite paintings. The other side is a warm and calming wave scene. Shop at koniakowsky.com.

FIGHTING LITTER

The SANDAG San Diego Regional Litter Abatement Subcommittee, met virtually for the fifth meeting to support litter reduction on the region’s transportation corridors on Nov. 18. The San Diego Regional Litter Abatement Subcommittee provides input and guidance to the SANDAG Board of Directors on future actions and policies to support the reduction of litter in the region. The meeting included a presentation from California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kyle Johnson, with an overview of the agency’s operations, response and enforcement statistics, and procedures.

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