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Who’s News 2/3/2012

Fresh OMA leaders

Oceanside Museum of Art welcomes four new members of the board of trustees and a new slate of officers in 2012. New to the board are John Jensen, former advertising creative director; Stefan Nguyen, CEO of Next Ignite; Eric Phleger, who ran an art gallery and Dana Smith, dean of Arts & Letters at MiraCosta College.

7 sparkling years

Deep Fling jewelers at 937 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite C-100, Encinitas, opened its door on Valentine’s Day seven years ago. It will celebrate with deep discounts from Feb. 1 through Feb 14. The store’s new hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (760) 942-4254.

What’s cookin’

Del Mar Highlands’ Towne Bakery is slated to open in March at 12925 El Camino Real, Suite AA-5.
The new bakery hand-prepares its treats, not skimping on the butter, sugar and indulgent ingredients. For more information, call (858) 794-7001 or visit

Wise guys

Margaret Nelson of Carlsbad was named to the fall 2011 Dean’s List at the College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota.
Rachel LaFortune of Del Mar was named to the Dean’s List at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.
Marco Meier made the fall 2011 Dean’s List at Stonehill College in Massachusetts.

Workin’ it

Activ8 Athleticism is a new training facility for personalized athletic development, adult fitness and injury rehabilitation programs at 6070 Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad. The family-owned business was co-founded by brothers-in-law William Meade and Anthony Moreno, with trainers Lindsay Browne, Ryan Smith and Todd Williams. Meade is an emergency physician in North County. As a coach, Moreno brings athletic training expertise.

Cities rate well

Equinox Center, a non-partisan, not-for-profit research group released its Quality of Life report card,  with Carlsbad as a “Bright Spot” on the topic of water consumption and also ranking among the top three cities in our Housing Affordability indicator.
It listed the Encina Wastewater Authority as a “Bright Spot” on the topic of renewable energy and  Oceanside performed well on the topic of waste per capita.
For more details, visit


The San Diego North Economic Development Council announced the resignation of President and CEO Gary Knight who left after eight years of service.
Knight said, “Personal circumstances made it clear to me that it was time to make a change.”