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A local Carlsbad company, Appleton Electronics Group is celebrating 30 years in business. Opened on Feb. 28, 1985, AEG, a veteran-owned, small business, is an independent stocking distributor of electronic components specializing in discontinued and obsolete commercial and military spec-components of all types. AEG provides service and products to commercial and government customers. President/CEO/owner, Tom Appleton, has headquartered AEG in Carlsbad for several years.


MiaBella Yogurt & Desserts held a grand opening Feb. 16 for its new North County Square location at 1711 University Drive, Vista location.


Rancho Buena Vista Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored four local high school students at its 12th annual awards ceremony, recognizing the outstanding student who displays dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Dylan Stover of Vista High placed first. Other winners included Blakeley Houk of Rancho Buena Vista, Andrew Hill of San Marcos High School and Kathleen Jocelyn from Mission Hills High School. Stover was also chosen as the winner of the DAR District XIV contest from among 11 local participating chapter winners.


Producing Artistic Director of Moonlight Stage Productions, Steven Glaudini, has been named “Producer of the Year” for 2014 by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. The award was announced during the Craig Noel Awards in La Jolla and attended by more than 500 people, which celebrated the year in San Diego theater. The award is presented to a local producer who has made a major impact in San Diego theater. “Since he arrived two years ago, Glaudini has dramatically increased ticket sales and subscriptions as well as the theater’s profile and prestige with Broadway-quality productions,” the Critics Circle said.


Scott Ingold Courtesy photo

Scott Ingold Courtesy photo

Escondido resident Scott Ingold is the newest Litigation Associate with Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based law firm. Ingold has maintained an active litigation practice throughout California and Southern Nevada and will primarily be responsible for assisting Higgs’ Partner Roland Achtel with probate matters. Ingold, recently named a 2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, comes to Higgs from Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz where he tried jury trials, bench trials and binding arbitrations in high-exposure cases involving business disputes, employment disputes, wage and hour claims as well as wrongful death.


Tony Kranz  Courtesy photo

Tony Kranz Courtesy photo

Encinitas Council Member Tony Kranz will represent North San Diego County as Vice Chairman of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor’s board of directors. Kranz will serve alongside other officials representing rail owners, operators and planning agencies along the rail corridor between San Diego, Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. The board meets monthly to address operational and development issues that concern the 351-mile stretch of rail that travels through six counties in Southern California’s coastal region.


San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts has designated $35,000 in support for the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, Festival and outreach.  Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra leaders believe that, like Mozart, every child has a unique genius. The organization is working to raise $15,000 by April 10 to successfully take the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra through the 2015 season. Whether it’s $10, $25 or $50, donations can make a difference in the life of a child. For more information and to make a donation, visit Indiegogo.com.


Homebuilder Davidson Communities of Del Mar has purchased 19 undeveloped residential lots off Berryman Canyon Road, near the intersection of El Camino Real and Tennis Club Drive in the southern portion of Encinitas, for approximately $7.5 million, according to real estate services provider Land Advisors Organization, which handled the transaction. The seller of the lots, in a development known as The Enclave at Encinitas, was New Urban West Inc. of Santa Monica. The deal was brokered by David Landes, of Land Advisors’ Carlsbad office.


Domino’s Pizza opened three newly remodeled pizza theaters at 650 Douglas Drive, Suite 104, 301 Mission Ave., Unit 106 and 2858 Thunder Drive in Oceanside. Highlights include a comfortable lobby, indoor seating, open-area viewing of the food preparation process and the ability to track carryout orders electronically on a lobby screen. The store also features flat screen TVs and chalkboards to allow customers to express their creativity or to leave feedback for the store team members.


San Marcos author Shelia Kinneer Robb announces the release of her new Christian novel, “The Gossamer Curtain.” Lucy dies in a car crash. After a few days in heaven, she gets concerned about the things she left unfinished and begs God to let her return for just a short time. The book is published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises. Robb is a retired nurse and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who began writing after her retirement.