Who’s News: 12/11/21 – The Coast News Group
PACKAGE THE PANTRY
For the Pack the Pantry Food Drive, California Coast Credit Union is partnering with local community college campuses and the San Diego Food Bank to raise funds and stock local college pantries. During the month of November, you can donate online at calcoastcu.org/news-and-events/pack-the-pantry-2021/. Donors can select which college pantry they would like their donation to be directed to. For more information on the Pack the Pantry Virtual Food Drive, visit calcoastcu.org or call (858) 495-1600 and ask for Community Relations.
CARLSBAD PACKAGE SOLD
A multi-tenant mall in the heart of Carlsbad Village sold for $ 7,359,000 on October 25, 2021, Commercial Asset Advisors announced. The 13,000 square foot center is located at 2805-2855 Roosevelt St. and 570-596 Grand Ave., Carlsbad. Mike Conger and Brian Jenkins of CAA acted as listing agent for the seller, Benchmark Pacific, Ltd. II. The buyer, The Caine Group, Inc., was represented by Joe Brady of Urban Property Group.
Carlsbad author Maria Felicia Kelley has published the latest in her “Celebrate the HoliDates” book series. The new book is “February Fourteen: 2/14.” A portion of the proceeds from each book purchased will be donated to an organization that works to improve the lives of children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome.
SR. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
The Escondido Fire Department Support Volunteer Program strives to increase the staff of its volunteer program. She is looking for volunteers over 50, for 16 to 20 hours per month. For more information, visit fire.escondido.org/senior-volunteer-program or call (760) 839-5419.
POP-UP HOLIDAY BAR
Miracle, the pop-up party bar, is coming to Roxy Encinitas, 517 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, November 24 through January 2. The Holiday Oasis offers exaggerated kitsch and festive decor and a themed cocktail menu. The venue will participate in a nationwide ugly Christmas sweater contest on December 4 and feature live music Tuesday through Sunday evening. A part of the the proceeds will aid independent restaurant relief efforts.
BioLife Plasma Services is opening two new plasma donation centers in San Marcos on November 6 and Vista on November 13. Donations received at the new centers will be used by Takeda to create established therapies that treat a range of rare and chronic complex diseases, including immunodeficiency disorders, for which there are often no alternative treatments.
The Aspen Institute has named MiraCosta College as one of 150 entities eligible to compete for the Aspen Million Dollar Award for Excellence in Community Colleges. The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide for their high and improved levels of student achievement, as well as fair outcomes for black and Hispanic students and those from low-income backgrounds. returned.
GRANT FOR THE POLICE
The California Office of Traffic Safety announced that it had awarded the Carlsbad Police Department a grant of $ 108,000. The goal of the grant is road safety, and it will help the police department in its efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Carlsbad roads.
The San Diego Foundation announced that it has awarded $ 270,000 in grants to 13 local nonprofits to support awareness of federal child tax credit claims. All 13 organizations are members of the San Diego County Community Health Workers Coalition, created and coordinated by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.
WORKING FOR THE RIGHTS OF ELECTORS
The Women’s March Foundation is looking for volunteers to maintain voter engagement and register new voters. Become an election team leader at womensmarchfoundation.org, with the necessary training by Zoom. Work in your own community or work remotely online to register voters in 10 states.
DISASTER RELIEF FUND
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the allocation of more than $ 2 billion in appropriate CDBG-Disaster Recovery and CDBG-Mitigation funds in the Continuing Resolution, the Extent Government Funding Act, and the provision of emergency assistance, promulgated on September 30.