The Coast News, February 15, 2019

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T he C oast News

FEB. 15, 2019


for product quality and lead the way on industry shifts, including the rising popularity of e-bikes. The bike brand, which started in Leucadia as a beach cruiser company, more than 25 years ago, has since grown to have the best-selling bike in the U.S.


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Hannah G. Muskal of Carlsbad, a first-year student at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, recently returned from spending the fall semester in Dijon, France, through a special program that offers first-year students the opportunity to study abroad. Muskal, a graduate of Pacific Ridge School, is the daughter of Steven and Kirsten Muskal of Carlsbad. Cynthia Castaneda of Vista participated in the White Coat ceremony from Bradley University. The 5th annual event honors sophomore nursing students as they begin a concentrated supervised clinical experience. Miami University (Ohio) lists Eliese Haerle, Caitlin Ryder and Bryn Middlebrook of Carlsbad and Tabitha Hernandez of Oceanside, to its 2018 dean’s list. Rogelio Estrada of Rancho Santa Fe has been named to the deans’ list/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Springfield College has named Chloe Spencer of San Marcos to the dean’s list. Katherine Potz of Carlsbad has been named to Purchase College’s dean’s list. The University of Hartford named Megan Scherer of Encinitas to its dean’s list. University of Iowa fall 2018 dean’s list includes Kasey Dresser, Madeline Fournier and Mark Newman of Carlsbad, Grace Tencer of Del Mar and Hallie McConlogue


Jack Shirley, Mike Willes and Brandon Walker REALTORS HONOR DURAN

Jamie Duran, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Southern California, has been awarded the Industry Leader of the Year from the North San Diego County Association of Realtors, at its 2019 gala. Duran was instrumental in launching

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The Carlsbad California Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has asked Jack Shirley to volunteer his service as stake president for Carlsbad and Oceanside. A stake president is a lay leader of a geographic subdivision, similar to a Catholic diocese. Shirley, age 44, was born in Oceanside; and is a certified public accountant. A stake president is assisted by two counselors and a group of 12 men called a high council. These leaders have a significant amount of local autonomy to make decisions regarding the members in their stake. The two new counselors are Mike Willes and Brandon Walker.


The United States Composting Council has selected Diane Hazard, Solana Center’s director of education, as its 2019 recipient of the H. Clark Gregory Award, recognizing excellence in composting, vermicomposting and public education. Hazard is a Master Composter and has been working with Solana Center’s leadership and the community to reduce waste, create compost demonstration sites and teach composting classes to school children and the public since 2013.


Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident Mike Bergthold has been named the new CFO of Optima Office and a partner of the firm. Mike also serves as a Consulting CFO for numerous Optima clients. He solves high-level problems by creating actionable plans,

which drive immediate and measurable results. Bergthold joins Optima Office from Pharos Diagnostics, where he continues to serve as the chairman of the board and key executive. HOLLYWOOD HELPS HWAC

Helen Woodward Animal Center was invited on as beneficiary of the Hollywood Beauty Awards following its extensive rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey. The Center’s work to assist animals from the Lone Star State led to long lasting partnerships with Texas shelters and that work continues to this day. LATF USA News became aware of this work through international press and Center releases and knew that the match as beneficiary would be a good one. For tickets to the fundraising black-tie dinner gala, contact


Outdoor retailer, REI, awarded the Encinitas-based Electra Bicycle Company with its Vendor Partner of the Year award in the action sports category. Electra was recognized for its ability to meet customer needs, raise the bar

Six Encinitas students, from the Rhoades School, have been selected as finalists in the nationwide SC Johnson Professional Happy Hands dispenser design contest. Melissa and David (grade 3), Kelly (grade 7), Elizabeth, Pascale and Scarlett (grade 8) are competing for a $300 gift card, a $750 school donation and up to 500 dispensers featuring their winning design for use at their school. The student-drawn designs are on display at debhappyhands. com and open for voting through Feb. 28.


Women’s basketball’s Stephanie Custodio and men’s basketball’s Bryce Sloan have been named the Cal State San Marcos Student-Athletes of the Month presented by The Quad for January 2019.


Carlsbad’s Army-Navy Academy announced the cadets who made the dean’s list in January. They included Nikolaos Aue of San Marcos, Quinten Perez of Carlsbad, Drake Snyder of San Marcos, Christopher Huggins of Carlsbad, Zekiah Jensen-Browne of Carlsbad, Leland Lugo Jr of Oceanside, Sebastian Rawson of Carlsbad, Lance Chang of Del Mar, Hunter Edmond of Oceanside, Paul Ferraro of Oceanside, Saager Sheth of Carlsbad, Isaac Glimka of Oceanside, Xavier Sutton of Rancho Santa Fe, Jose Lleverino of San Marcos, Peter Janopaul IV of Rancho Santa Fe and Keonekealoha Fatiaki of Oceanside.


Richard Ira Brower, 100 Encinitas January 4, 2019

Sandra Walker Blessing, 66 Oceanside January 18, 2019

Edmund Gregory Mardon, 57 Encinitas January 9, 2019

James Dean Culpepper, 62 Oceanside January 18, 2019

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SAN MARCOS — From the expansive, fourth-story views to stateof-the-art computer labs to reference desks, book stacks and study nooks on every floor, the new Library/Learning Resource Center at Palomar College was bustling with students during the first week of the Spring 2019 semester. The first week of school in January was also the facility’s campus debut, after library and facilities staff spent the holiday break putting the finishing touches on, and moving into, the building. At 85,000 square feet and four stories tall, the structure is a striking new presence on a campus that has been transformed over the last decade, with the implementation of Prop. M, the $694 million ballot measure approved by voters in 2006. “This beautiful new building is a stellar example of Palomar’s commitment to innovation and building for the future,” said Palomar College Superintendent/President Joi Lin Blake. “We were proud to welcome our students into their new library this week, and we look forward to welcoming the community to celebrate its official grand opening later this month.” A ceremony, scheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 22, will be held on the plaza in front of the new building, with refreshments and remarks by Palomar College officials, as well as tours for guests.

Animal Center honors pets champion REGION — Helen Woodward Animal Center Pet Encounter Therapy Manager Robin Cohen received the 10 News LEADership award Jan. 30, for her decades-long work in sharing the love of animals with those in need, throughout our community. Cohen was nominated by longtime Center supporter Eva Stimson. Cohen has led the Center’s Pet Encounter Therapy (PET) program for 25 years.

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