NEW CITY MANAGER
The Vista City Council appointed Walter Chung as city attorney at its regular meeting Aug. 23. Chung had been serving as acting city attorney since June 2022 following the retirement of former City Attorney Darold Pieper.
Frontwave Credit Union, with locations in Oceanside and San Marcos, announced Aug. 26 that it has been honored by the U.S. Department of the Navy with the Distinguished Small Credit Union Service Award, making this the sixth time in eight years it has been honored as a best military financial institution. More information at frontwavecu.com.
The Special District Leadership Foundation honored Olivenhain Municipal Water District in August at California Special Districts Association’s annual conference in Palm Desert as a “District of Distinction–Platinum Level,” its highest accreditation. This designation recognizes OMWD’s commitment to sound fiscal management, ethical administration and transparency in all areas of its operations.
NEW KNEE REPAIR
Patients with tears of their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) now have a new treatment option that can replace the need for ACL reconstruction surgery, as a North County doctor recently became the first in San Diego County to perform a procedure using a new implantable device that enables the body to heal its own torn ligament. The minimally invasive surgery was performed by Carlsbad resident and Scripps Clinic surgeon Tim Wang, MD, at the new advanced ambulatory surgery center at Scripps Medical Center, Jefferson in Oceanside. More information can be found at scripps.org.
RIDE THE TRAIN
Metrolink is offering a $10 Holiday Pass this Labor Day, Sept. 5. Metrolink encourages everyone to take the train during the long holiday weekend to avoid traffic congestion, save on high gas prices and to help the Southern California environment. More information can be found at metrolinktrains.com/holidaytickets.
The fall 2022 semester began at Palomar College on Aug. 22, with three times the number of on-site students compared with last fall. All locations offer a variety of on-site course offerings, comprehensive student services and all libraries open. Information can be found at palomar.edu.