SCHOLARSHIP FOR OBOIST
Ellese Nguyen, oboist and senior at Torrey Pines High School, is the winner of Leading Note Studios’ first music scholarship. She was chosen through the Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund. Nguyen spent most of her senior year conducting and directing, but is looking forward to joining the orchestra at UC Berkley in the fall. Leading Note Studios is at 2146 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 105, Encinitas, and is owned by Camille Hastings.For further information, visit leadingnotestudios.com or call them at (760) 753-7002.
PICKLEBALL FOR ALL
St. Michael’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, has completed building the first professional pickleball courts in Carlsbad. The grand opening event will be held at 10 a.m. May 28.The courts will be open to the public for play and membership. Pickleball is a blend of tennis, badminton and ping pong, for all ages.
CHIC WITH CHANEL
As of May 2016, the 300-square-foot shopping Designer Vault, an upscale consignment shop carrying the largest collection of rare and vintage Chanel in the United States, now allows shoppers to view its wares in a store setting with the opening of its first and only showroom in Carlsbad. It will be open Monday through Friday by appointment Designer Vault updates its inventory weekly at www.designer-vault.com. Call (858) 367-0037. Visit Designer Vault online at designer-vault.com.
LAZY ACRES TO OPEN
Lazy Acres Natural Market, a two-location natural food and wellness market, will open a new store in Encinitas this fall in the former Petco and Smart & Final spaces in the shopping center at 150 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas on the northwest side of I-5. The store’s other location opened in1991 in Santa Barbara. The store plans to work with local farmers and local vendors, and offer 120 jobs.
For more information, including employment opportunities, visit lazyacres.com/encinitas.
DOODY NAMED SECRETARY-TREASURER
Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for more than 75 years, announced that its personal injury defense attorney Peter Doody was appointed Secretary-Treasurer to the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.
At Higgs, Doody serves as San Diego regional trial counsel for consumer product manufacturers, interstate motor carriers and national retail stores. He specializes in the defense of serious personal injury cases.
CCS Public Relations is celebrating its 50-year milestone anniversary. Since its North County founding in 1966 by journalist Bob Fisher, CCS has been providing writing, public relations and marketing communications services to a long list of clients in high-tech and industry including HP, IBM, NCR, AT&T, Apple, Infosys, VMware, NetApp, 3M, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Qualcomm, and more. For more information about CCS/PR, visit ccspr.com/.
COLLECTING HEARING AIDS
Through the end of May, Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital are collecting used hearing aids to they can be reconditioned and given to people around the world with hearing loss. This program recycles donated hearing aids and fits more than 100,000 hearing aids annually to children and adults throughout the U.S. and in more than 100 countries worldwide. They can be dropped off at Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Parkway or Escondido Pomerado Hospital,15615 Pomerado Road, Poway.
HERRELL NAMED VP
San Diego-based real estate development and investment company Zephyr has hired Carlsbad resident, Ryan Herrell, as vice president of urban development. In his role, Herrell will manage Zephyr’s residential, mixed-use and hospitality real estate projects. Zephyr’s current projects include The Park, 60 ultra-luxury condominiums and townhomes in Bankers Hill; SummerHouse Carlsbad, an enclave of 35 luxury ocean and lagoon view condos; and the $50 million South Cove, nine-acre parcel in Dana Point. For more information, visit builtbyzephyr.com.
LOOKING FOR SPACE
Julie Dern, founder and director of the Academy of Etiquette & Protocol, is looking for a church or meeting place with two meeting rooms for morning etiquette classes for children and teens, and afternoon dance lessons and also use of a kitchen to store lunch and daily snacks. Time frame would be the first or second week of August. The camp would run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Dern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUILDERS EARN GRASSROOTS AWARD
San Diegans for Responsible Neighborhood Planning and Pardee Homes were honored by the San Diego Section of the American Planning Association with the Grassroots Initiative award recognizing their work in advancing development of Pacific Highlands Ranch. The award was bestowed at the 2016 San Diego APA Awards and highlighted the implementation of the Pacific Highlands Ranch Transportation and Public Facility Phasing Plan, which ensured that development of the community could move forward, supported by appropriate public facilities, amenities and infrastructure.