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Encina Power Plant Generates Volunteer Energy

Employees from NRG’s Encina Power Plant took a break from delivering energy to customers, and instead contributed energy to the Carlsbad community through volunteer projects for the company’s annual Global Giving Day. Crews were sent to two local nonprofits – the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and La Posada de Guadalupe. At the Boys & Girls Club’s Village Clubhouse, NRG employees spruced up the landscaping, cleaned the gym floor, and washed the Club vans. BGCCarlsbad.org

Carlsbad Brewfest Tickets On Sale

More than 30 craft brewers are coming together at this year’s third annual Carlsbad Brewfest Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Holiday Park. The co-host of San Diego’s longest running and most successful Oktoberfest, Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club, is inviting all San Diegans to join in on the fun. Presale tickets are available now at a discounted rate before the price increases to $50 day of event. Special $10 non-drinking passes are available for designated drivers. Proceeds benefit North County teens and Marines through scholarships to help further their educations, and other Rotary Charities. CarlsbadBrewfest.org

CCS Celebrates Semi-centennial: 1966-2016

Semi-centennial is a word small business owners rarely have a chance to use. Not so at CCS Public Relations, an agency currently boasting its 50-year milestone anniversary. Since its North County founding in 1966 by journalist Bob Fisher, CCS has been providing writing, public relations and marketing communications services to a long list of clients with recognized name brands in high-tech and industry including HP, IBM, NCR, AT&T, Apple, Infosys, VMware, NetApp, 3M, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Qualcomm, etc. The award-winning, full-service, global communications agency specializes in professional writing services, public relations and customer reference program management, serving Fortune 500 clients in enterprise, high-tech and healthcare businesses. CCSPR.com

Don’t Panik! Wins 6 Telly Awards

The Telly Awards named Don’t Panik! as a winner of 1 Silver and 5 Bronze in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. This brings Don’t Panik!’s total count to 22 Tellys. With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor for the award winning, full-service marketing agency located in Carlsbad. They provide creative direction, video production, post-production, graphic design, visual effects, and color grading services for broadcast and web. DontPanik.tv

8th Grade Science at Pacific Ridge School Reaches New Heights

This spring, Pacific Ridge School Conceptual Physics classes successfully sent two high-altitude weather balloons on a 100,000-foot journey into the stratosphere! Students designed scientific experiments to study the impact of high altitude, built the balloon’s payloads out of insulated Styrofoam, plotted flight paths using balloon flight modeling software, and set up an onboard GPS and live stream to broadcast the entire process. PacificRidge.org

North Coast 
Calvary Offers KidsGames Camps

KidsGames is four, one-week-long camps for kids from age 4 through 6th grade that uses sports and creative arts to teach positive values. Children are given the chance to learn through sports, art and other creative electives, build new friendships, and serve the community through a compassion project. It is an amazing week of experiential learning unlike anything else on the planet. It really is the BEST KID THING ON EARTH! NorthCoastCalvary.org

New Partner Named at Financial Focus LLC

Kate Hewell, a resident of Carlsbad, has been named partner at Financial Focus LLC in Carlsbad. A graduate of the University of California Davis, Hewell has been an associate of the firm for the past two years, concentrating her practice in personal financial planning and fee based investment management.  Kate brings 12 years of experience in the financial planning industry to Financial Focus. Kate joins Gloria Foote and co-founder and partner, Barbara Williams, who have served the North County community since 1982. The firm offers a wide array of services including individualized financial plans and comprehensive financial planning, investment selection and advice. FinancialFocusLLC.com

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