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Jean Gillette

AUG. 2

NEW FACES AT CSUSM Cal State San Marcos head softball coach Stef Ewing introduced former New Mexico State assistant coach Pam Stone, as the new assistant softball coach at CSUSM. The Cal State San Marcos baseball team’s head coach Matt Guiliano named Eric Hutting as that team’s new assistant coach. In addition, Cal State San Marcos men’s basketball head coach BJ Foster welcomed Adam Ellis as that team’s new assistant coach
ROTARY STEPS UP For the 12th year in a row, the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club handed out thousands of chilled water bottles to homeless vets, their dependents, and the volunteers assisting them, manning the “Water Tent” again this year at Stand Down San Diego 2019, over the long weekend of June 28 to June 30.
OMWD REFINANCES BONDS At its July 24 board meeting, OMWD’s board of directors authorized the refinancing of its Reassessment District 96-1 bonds. The deal closed on July 29 and will reduce repayment costs to property owners within OMWD by approximately $2.8 million.
CSUSM RANKS FIRST Cal State San Marcos has been ranked first in the state by RegisteredNursing.org in its list of 2019 Best Online RN to BSN programs. There were 15 schools that met the website’s criteria to be ranked. RN to BSN programs allow registered nurses with an associate degree to advance their education by receiving a bachelor of science in nursing.
CSUSM offers an accelerated online program that gives nurses the opportunity to earn their BSN in just 16 months.
NEW FLAVORS FOR COFFEE, BEER The Patio Group has launched a new line of Swell Coffee Co. product called Jeanie Bean – a collagen coffee made with turmeric and black pepper available at the Swell Coffee Co. Café in Del Mar and various locations. The collagen protein mixed with a traditional roast makes Jeanie Bean a smooth brew with added health benefits including supporting joints, skin, bones and hair, plus inflammation-fighting curcumin from the turmeric added to your morning cup. Jeanie Bean is a collaboration between Swell Coffee Co. and Jean Courtney, coffee creator and long-time friend of The Patio Group’s CEO, Gina Champion-Cain. Jeanie Bean is also partnering with Rough Draft Brewing Company to create a small 5-gallon batch of collagen coffee beer available only at the brewery in the La Jolla area.
VOLUNTEER WITH LIFELINE North County lifeline continues to offer spots for volunteers within five service area and 40 programs. If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities, visit volunteer@nclifeline.org.
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED Seacrest Village, a local nonprofit senior housing and healthcare organization, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. From 1944, over the next 75 years, the organization enjoyed tremendous growth, from expanding to a home on 54th St. for 30 seniors in 1955 to opening 98 independent living apartments in Encinitas in 1989 with the addition of a healthcare center in 1990. Later development included assisted living and memory care.
OUTSTANDING STUDENTS
Ainsley Cobb of San Marcos, recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Cobb spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Moon or Mars.
Graduating from Fort Lewis College, Alexander Marr, of Oceanside, received a degree in geology and Aitana Rivera, of San Marcos, received a degree in ExerSci-Exer Specialist Option.
CONSTRUCTION ON TRIPS TO DESERT Starting July 22, the westbound 60 will be closed between the 60/91/215 junction in Riverside to the east to the 15 Freeway between 10 p.m. Fridays and 5 a.m. Mondays. The weekend closures will continue for seven weeks, through Nov. 18, and excludes Veteran’s Day.