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Local News June 20, 2006


 

Restaurant Row Features Sunday Farmer’s Market

A new look will be coming to a familiar location on Sundays, beginning this weekend, from 9am to 1pm. The Farmer’s Market, newer, bigger, better, and on a more convenient day (it used to be held on Thursdays and, according to Bob Eubank, son of Old California Restaurant Row, the late Jim Eubank, the event had not been properly sited or promoted in its early stage. “Sundays will be more convenient for the family to come and shop our Famer’s Market,” he said.

The event will be located in the large parking lot adjacent to San Marcos Boulevard and will feature fresh produce, flowers, arts and crafts. So far, twenty-two vendors have signed up for the Farmer’s Market so there should be a wide variety of products and services from which to choose.

The new Farmer’s Market is state-certified which means only produce that is grown in California may be sold and that only growers are allowed to sell the produce.
California is the only state in the nation that requires certification for farmers’ markets and producers who sell at them. This ensures that all parties who sell produce at the markets comply with rigid agricultural and health regulations.

Escondido Rotary Awards Scholarships

Escondido Rotary announces its 2006 Scholarship winners. These scholarships were made possible from funds raised by the Escondido Rotary and Coeur de Cuisine.

Escondido Rotary meets on Tuesdays at 12:10 PM at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Escondido Charter High School
Sarai Dominguez $500

Valley High School
Norma Olquin $500
Recep Koch $500
Eva Cardenas $500

Orange Glen High School
Jennifer Guy $500

Escondido High School
Jacqueline Goodale $1,000
Hannah Engholm $1,000
Eric Jones $1,000
Jennifer Cao $1,000
Alisha Gilbert $1,000
Jessica Pham $1,000
Kamerie Wise $1,000
Nicholas Wright $1,000
Austin Whittey $1,000

San Pasqual High School
Lorena Martinez $1,000
Ashley Lentz $1,000
Jessica Hernandez $1,000
Denise Tu Chan Do $1,500
Maryssa Torres $1,000
Mary Riegler $1,000
Kristin Gilman $ 500

Total $18,500.00

Free “Smart” Irrigation Controller Exchange for San Diego Residents

Local water agencies and water wholesalers, the San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District, will hold a sprinkler controller swap on Saturday, July 15, 2006. Customers of participating water agencies who are ready to exchange their old controller for a free state-of-the-art model must call (866) 648-2925 to reserve their place. The swap will take place from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM by appointment, at the San Diego County Water Authority headquarters at 4655 Overland Avenue in Kearny Mesa.

North County water agencies participating include Santa Fe Irrigation District, Vista Irrigation District, Vallecitos Water District, Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District, Valley Center Municipal Water District, Fallbrook Public Utility, Ramona Municipal Water District, San Dieguito Water District, and the Cities of Escondido, Oceanside, Poway, and Carlsbad.

Only 500 controllers will be distributed to registered participants. Water Customers need a reservation number, their old controller and a copy of their water bill in order to participate. This program is sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) and the San Diego County Water Authority with grant funding from Proposition 13 through the California Department of Water Resources.

Smart controllers take the guesswork out of determining a lawn watering schedule. These state-of-the-art devices monitor your garden or landscape’s environmental conditions and water your plants accordingly. One study showed water savings of up to 40 gallons per household per day, or about 10 percent of total water use.

The smart controller swap is part of a regional effort to heighten awareness of smart controllers and other new water-saving devices now being incentivized by Metropolitan and its member agencies. For more information, log on to www.bewaterwise.com.

Taking MS for a Walk

Carlsbad will be a focal point for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's 2006 Wells Fargo MS Challenge Walk, a three-day, 50-mile fund-raising
walk, June 23-25, according to the MS Society.
The MS Society announced that about 350 people, mostly women, will start their 50-mile trek on Friday morning, June 23, from the Carlsbad Flower Fields in Carlsbad. The MS Society's fifth annual MS Challenge concludes on Sunday
around noontime, June 25, in Downtown San Diego.

Organizers say the Friday morning start will be a very emotional morning. There will be lots of tears from walkers who are crying because they're
walking 50 miles in honor of a loved one who either suffers from multiple sclerosis, or has died from it. There will be cheers from family members. Several walkers have the disease. Walkers have been training for months for this moment.

The MS Society said the fund-raiser is expected to raise about $1.3 million for MS research and programs for more than 18,000 Southland residents who
have MS, a chronic, often unpredictable and disabling neurological disease of the central nervous system with no known cure. The minimum amount required to walk in the MS Challenge is $2,500 per person.

After walking about 20 miles each of the first two days, MS Challenge walkers will be provided with overnight accommodations at the Del Mar Marriott,
along with dinner and entertainment. The walkers are scheduled to cross the finish line at about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at Pantonja Park, located on the 600 block of "G" Street, between Columbia and India streets. Wells Fargo is the title sponsor for the weekend fund-raiser, which is supported by MS Society chapters in San Diego, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.

Similar to other three-day walks organized by health-related charities, MS Society officials said the majority of participants will be women. More than twice as many women as men have MS. MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young- to middle-aged adults, and most people are diagnosed
between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person and range from numbness in the limbs and extreme fatigue to loss of balance and muscle coordination or paralysis. For event information, visit
www.MyMSChallenge.com.

 

 

 

 


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