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T he C oast News

JULY 20, 2018

49th District candidate Levin opens campaign office in Oceanside By Claudia Piepenburg

OCEANSIDE — On Sunday July 15, more than 100 enthusiastic people attended the opening of Democratic candidate for the 49th Congressional District Mike Levin’s new campaign headquarters. The crowd was made up of average citizens, campaign staff, Democratic candidates for other offices, activists, an Oceanside City Council member and volunteers. The office, located at 125 South Tremont, replaces a Vista site. “That wasn’t the best location for us,” Levin explained. “We have an office already in San Clemente and we’re opening another one in Solana Beach on the 29th, so this Oceanside site, being centrally located between the two, will be the ‘nerve center’ for the campaign.” After an hour of socializing and networking, Kyle Krahel-Fro-

lander, the campaign’s field director for the Oceanside office, spoke briefly about how the general election campaign will differ from the primary. “We’ll be reaching out to a broader universe in general,” he said. “Working-class issues: jobs, education, health care and Social Security will be our focus.” Levin spoke next and began his remarks by saying: “We had one heck of a primary and now we’re all in this together. We have a common adversary in the White House and Congress and we must work together to stand up for our values.” He went on to talk about how our differences strengthen us as a nation, and said that America is still seen as the land of opportunity for immigrants, a place where anyone who’s willing to work hard can make it. (Levin’s mother’s parents emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico. His father’s relatives were

Jews from Austria who found refuge in America during World War II.) “We’re being eroded from within,” Levin said. “It’s important of course to talk about protecting the environment and preventing gun violence and saving Social Security and Medicare and creating clean jobs, but this is a time when we must be concerned with upholding our democratic institutions.” Sensing that the crowd was fired-up, Levin told them “… this is what grassroots is all about.” He said that his Republican opponent Diane Harkey, who made it on the November ballot thanks in great part to $5 million being spent during the primary campaign by the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and others, is already receiving donations from corporations and wealthy conservative donors. “We

will not accept PAC corporate money,” he said to cheers. “We won the primary because of our direct field program, knocking on doors and manning phone banks and that’s how we’ll win the general.” Levin then took several questions from the audience. To a query about his work as an environmental attorney who’d been portrayed in the primary election as having worked for Exxon he said: “I worked to clean up emissions from an Exxon plant in Arkansas, I never worked for Exxon.” When asked whether he’d reached out to the Harkey campaign to discuss scheduling debates or town hall meetings, he answered: “I indicated on the Voice of San Diego and NBC7 that I was willing any time and as often as convenient for the Harkey campaign to debate. There’s no incumbent in this race, which is why it’s

important for the voters to get to know us. I haven’t heard anything back from Harkey’s campaign yet.” “We’re in one of the most competitive races in the country,” Levin said after being asked what he thought his chances were of flipping the seat Democratic that Darrell Issa had held for nine terms. “But Oceanside is purple, rapidly changing to blue.” He acknowledged his pollster, in from D.C., standing in the back and told the crowd that the first poll, taken at the end of June, showed him leading Harkey by 3 percentage points. Following City Councilwoman Esther Sanchez’s endorsement, volunteers were given scripts to use when talking to voters, and after gathering together for a group photo, nearly 20 went out to knock on doors, while seven stayed in the office and made calls.

M arketplace News North County beach sand replenishment project celebrates completion, award Items are paid for by the provider of the article. If you would like an article on this page, please call (760) 436-9737

On Tuesday, July 17, local elected officials, community stakeholders, and agency representatives descended upon Cardiff State Beach to celebrate the recent completion of the beach sand replenishment and shoreline protection work on Cardiff State Beach in the City of Encinitas and Fletcher Cove in the City of Solana Beach. The event also celebrated national recognition from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). Cardiff State Beach, the only beach to be selected along the west coast, received the prestigious Best Restored Beach Award from the ASBPA. The ASBPA created the Best Restored Beach Award as a way of highlighting the value of restored beaches, given that the preservation of beaches and shoreline protection is a priority among coastal residents and tourists. The Cardiff

State Beach portion of the sand replenishment project was chosen for this award based on the overall ecological, economical and longterm success of the project. Beach sand replenishment and shoreline protection work began at Cardiff State Beach in February 2018. Crews largely com-

OCEANSIDE — Summer inevitably brings sunshine and beach days. You may have been stepping up your workouts, wanting to look and feel your best. But as good as exercise is to help you feel and look great, if you’ve experienced hair loss it might have you feeling less than confident about the season. The specialists at MyHairTransplantMD can not only help you restore your hair, but your confidence too. Using cutting-edge hair transplant technology, MyHairTransplantMD is able to help clients achieve optimal natural-looking results. Think of it like having a personal trainer, but for your hair loss. Similar to meeting a personal trainer, you’ll have a free consultation and have your measurements taken and then your specialist will help you devise a plan. Next you’ll choose the method you’d prefer to achieve your de-

sired results. The biggest difference between getting started on a workout plan versus a hair restoration plan is that with the latter, you will walk out the door knowing exactly what you are going to get, how much it will cost, and how long it will take. Not to mention these results last! “Our first step is to accurately measure the thin or bald area using our proprietary hair restoration template to determine how many square centimeters need restoration,” Dan Wagner, CEO of MyHairTransplantMD, said. “We measure precisely so that our calculations are correct,” Wagner said. “We draw directly on the patient’s head, and then transfer the surface area to be restored onto our 3D Hair Mapping Template. We then calculate the size of the restoration area in square centimeters.” The template helps determine the area of baldness

and management of critical habitat areas.

pleted the replenishment work in April 2018, placing nearly 300,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach before moving operations to Fletcher Cove. A total of 440,000 cubic yards of sand was dredged from the San Elijo Lagoon and placed on the two beaches as part of the San Elijo Lagoon res-

toration project, an ongoing $118 million effort to enhance the wetland and upland areas and improve tidal flushing in the lagoon. In addition to restoring the lagoon, approximately 250 acres of open space and sensitive habitat have been preserved and/or enhanced as part of the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program. The San Elijo Lagoon restoration construction efforts are led by Caltrans, overseen by the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, and funded through TransNet, the regional half-cent sales tax for transportation administered by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). “The success of this project and our ongoing transportation and environmental enhancement efforts throughout the corridor, were made possible through the strong collaborative spirit of our various local, state and federal

partners,” said Allan Kosup, Interstate 5 (I-5) North Coast Corridor Director for Caltrans. “We are proud of the work that is being accomplished to develop multi-modal enhancements that increase coastal access, and improve and preserve our coastal landscape and natural resources.” The lagoon restoration is one element of the NCC Program, a 40-year, balanced set of transportation, environmental, and coastal access projects to improve the quality of life for residents, create a stronger local and regional economy for the future, and enhance the coastal environment. The NCC Program was unanimously approved by the California Coastal Commission in 2014. The lagoon restoration also is a component of the $850 million SANDAG Environmental Mitigation Program, which was established to provide for large-scale acquisition

ABOUT BUILD NCC Build NCC is a collaborative effort between SANDAG, Caltrans, and United States Department of Transportation. Build NCC is the first phase of construction in the cities of Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Carlsbad as part of the North Coast Corridor Program. Build NCC includes extending the existing HOV/carpool lane on I-5 in each direction from Lomas Santa Fe Drive to State Route 78, double tracking the rail line and replacing the highway bridge at the San Elijo Lagoon, replacing the rail bridges at the San Elijo lagoon, restoring the San Elijo Lagoon, and constructing nearly 10 miles of new bike and pedestrian trails. Construction on Build NCC began in early 2017 and will be complete by 2021.

BEFORE. Courtesy photos




and the number of grafts needed. “This is based on what the client wants, and how much donor hair they have,” Wagner said. “More grafts are required to produce fullness, and fewer are needed to deliver coverage,” Wagner said. “Our patients walk out of here knowing exactly what they are going to need to achieve their desired results, and precisely what is possible.” The next step is to choose which method of hair restoration is best to fit the client’s needs. Tra-

ditionally Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG) was the only choice for hair restoration. A relatively new technique, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), is not as widely available as the traditional FUG method, and Wagner is proud to be able to offer it to North County clients. “Both FUE and FUG produce amazing natural-looking results,” Wagner said. “Both techniques place hairs the way they would naturally grow. The big difference is the way

in which the hairs are extracted. While FUG excises long, thin strips of scalp, FUE makes a tiny circular punch around each follicular unit. While FUG involves a thin scar which is difficult to detect, even on close inspection, FUE leaves only tiny circular marks that are typically also undetectable. There are no sutures or bandages with FUE.” With the FUE procedure you can return to work the next day, while FUG recovery takes a bit longer. “No matter which way you

and your specialist decide to go, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the summer with both your confidence, and your hair, restored,” Wagner said. M y H a i rTr a n s p l a n tMD is located at 2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 201 in Oceanside, CA 92054. For a step-by-step guide to their consultation, hair restoration processes, before-and-after photos and a complete explanation of pricing, visit their website at or call the office at (800) 262-2017.

AERIAL VIEW of the new, wider beach at Cardiff State Beach. Courtesy photo

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