August 2017 Around Town 1

Park Hyatt Aviara Marlan’s are 
Division Champions!

Park Hyatt Aviara – Marlan’s tennis team took home the BB – Red Division Title for the Tennis Competitors of San Diego League’s, spring 2017 season. This close group of teammates have been playing together competitively and socially for the better part of a decade and attribute their win to their friendship, team spirit and mutual support.

Carlsbad Artists Showcase Their Work!

Many artists from the Carlsbad area will be showcasing their work at Art Walk @ Liberty Station Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 in the Arts District at Liberty Station. The artists include Wade Koniakowsky, Gregg Visintainer, Justin Coopersmith, Darlene Katz and Sergei Rusakoff. The free weekend-long festival is returning to Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza for its 12th year of fine art, food, live entertainment and excitement for all. Attendees can view and purchase every medium of art including painting, sculpture, glass work, fine jewelry, photography and more. The arts festival will also include live music; KidsWalk, which offers interactive art for families; street food options and a wine and beer pavilion.

New Oska® Pulse Shows to Reduce Pain in Pilot Clinical Study

Oska Wellness has released a third-party, independent study showing significant results that Pulse can reduce pain and improve mobility. Oska Pulse is a safe, easy-to-use, portable and wearable health technology product designed to help reduce muscle stiffness, temporarily relieve minor pain and increase mobility for people who have acute or chronic pain. The findings were published in the Journal of Pain Management  and suggest that Oska Pulse is a very effective method in managing pain relief.

Of the preliminary results, the most promising findings include:

  • 80% of participants experienced an improvement in pain reduction
  • 40% reported a perceived improvement in overall mobility
  • 30% of the total participants remained pain-free or nearly 
 pain-free for the duration of the four week trial

The Oska Pulse’s “Sequential Protocol Programming” delivers four frequencies specifically related to muscle relaxation, bone tissue circulation, capillary dilation and pain reduction. By helping to release the body’s natural endorphins, the Oska Pulse helps reduce pain and promotes increased range of motion. By dilating blood vessels, it reduces inflammation and the increased oxygen rich blood flow speeds muscle recovery.

Pacific Ridge Student Dresses in 
Costume for Entire School Year

Pacific Ridge School junior Paige Hellinger came to each class period of the school year dressed up as a real or fictional historical figure for her project, “A Paige in History.” She saved her favorite character, Scarlett O’Hara, for the final day in an elaborate costume she created completely from scratch. The list of figures spanned borders and centuries, including men, women and even a Cyclops. Paige dressed as Marie Antoinette, Betsy Ross, a gladiator, an accused member of the Salem witch trials, and many, many more.

UCSD Students, La Costa Glen 
Residents Team Up on New 
Products for Seniors

Serving as the ultimate focus group, residents of the La Costa Glen retirement community in Carlsbad recently teamed up with 70 engineering students from UC San Diego to develop new products to help seniors with daily living. The students and seniors worked for months to design the devices. The La Costa Glen residents tested the products and provided feedback on what worked, what didn’t, how to price the product and how to market it. The devices ranged from a shopping cart-style walker to a shoe insole that helps seniors walk safely. Also popular was a hearing aid that converts conversation into text which can be read on a smartphone.  A Design Competition Showcase featuring the student prototypes was held in June, with the La Costa Glen residents judging the final designs. This year’s winner was KiWi Attention Companion, a device that warns walking seniors of possible tripping hazards.

Glamour, Glitz, Hats and Heels

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce held their annual Glamour, Glitz, Hats and Heels event, a fundraiser for Women’s Empowerment International, on June 9 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.  Seventy attendees enjoyed tea and a fashion show by cabi Clothing and Audrey’s Boutique.  Speakers this year were Carol Clause, past president of Women Empowerment International and Kristianne Kurner, Executive Artistic Director, New Village Arts Theatre.  Carol was honored with the inaugural Woman to Woman Award for her work empowering women in third world countries and the U.S. to start their own businesses.  Kristianne received the Woman to Woman Award for her work empowering women in the arts.