Who’s News?

Care for the coastlineJoin the board of Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches, a non-profit organization that preserves the beaches from Cardiff to Carlsbad.The board positions of treasurer and secretary are coming available. See for more details. Interested parties can call or text founding board member Bill Mahoney at (858) 603-2705 or email

Fundraiser benefits

The Del Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary Club distributed proceeds of its May 5 Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Game & Show fund-raiser to two beneficiaries June 29. The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation each received $6,372. Contributing sponsors include Kilroy Realty Corporation, Tri-iso, Inc., Lifetime Financial Advisers, Inc., Smart Self Storage, Jerome’s Furniture, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Lou Oberman, Hotel Indigo-Del Mar, Clone Duplication Center-Del Mar, Rubio’s Mexican Grill, DoubleTree By Hilton-San Diego/Del Mar and Sherman Promotions-San Diego.

New franchise opens

ProTect Painters has opened a franchise in Carlsbad June 5, owned and operated by Mark Strazzeri, who wanted to open his own business after retiring from his 18-year investment management career. ProTect Painters offers its customers a free estimate, under its model, “No Job is Too Big or Too Small.” For more information, visit

Best of arts

La Jolla Art Association, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, Suite B, sends out a call to all Southern California rtists in every media except crafts to be part of the third annual Black and White Juried Exhibition Sept. 10 to Oct. 7. It offers cash prizes to the four top entries at a reception 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15.

For details and prospectus, email

Very good dog

Surf dog Ricochet, the “Surfice” dog, teamed up with the Emma Zen Foundation to raise funds and awareness of the need for fire departments to use pet oxygen masks to prevent smoke damage in animals affected by the fires in Colorado, California and other high risk areas. During this campaign, Ricochet raised her $200,000th dollar, and reached a new fundraising milestone.

Fill Mama’s Kitchen

Throughout the month of July, Mama’s Kitchen is asking for donations for Mama’s Pantry, a food bank for low income men, women and children of San Diego County affected by HIV/AIDS. Non-perishable food donation recommendations include cereal, flour, instant oatmeal, cooking oil, peanut butter, jelly, rice, dried beans, spaghetti sauce, pasta, pasta dinners, canned goods (fruits, soups, vegetables, chili, pasta and beans), tuna/salmon, cake mixes, icing and dry milk. To schedule a barrel delivery, contact Bill Patten at or call (619) 233-6262. For more ideas on how to host a food drive, visit

Order by iPad

Pacifica Del Mar, 1555 Camino Del Mar, now has its drinks menu on 20 iPads to showcase its drink list. The tablet computers contain images, pricing, tasting notes and food pairing suggestions for each beverage.