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Dealing with Angry Customers When You’re Short Staffed

Dealing with Angry Customers When You’re Short StaffedThe scene is a common one these days. Lines of people waiting to pay in a restaurant, retail establishment, or grocery store. Tempers flare. Customers yell at staff and wonder why there’s only one person checking people out. Your staff thinks, “Who needs this?” and they’re not wrong.…

Quilting exhibit: Sew on and sew forth!

Karen McGuireWilliam D. Cannon Gallery CuratorCity of Carlsbad Quilting extends beyond the notion as just folk art. For many, it’s a passion that expresses their creativity and embodies special memories and messages. Quilting is a $3.58 billion industry in the United States with 21.3 million quilters nationwide. Fourteen percent of U.S. households are home to…

CSUSM opens vaccine clinic for campus community

Dr. Patricia L. Prado-olmosVice President of Community Engagement California State University San MarcosSince he became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1B in late February, Adam White has been trying in vain to book an appointment for his first shot.So when the Cal State San Marcos police officer got an email…

EUSD adopts regenerative agriculture practices for district-owned Farm Art

Julie Burton Coordinator of Innovation and Farm Lab Development Farm Lab Dreams CampusEncinitas Union School DistrictIn the morning sun, farmer Cathryn pulls back a shade cloth to expose rows of romaine, kale, and chard in the main market garden. Strawberries, broccoli, and parsley are ready for harvest. The neighboring field’s soil is saturated after last…

How to schedule a mammogram during coronavirus pandemic

Rebecca HSU, MDDiagnostic Radiologist Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and Scripps Clinic Scheduling an annual screening mammogram remains the best way to detect any early signs of breast cancer. However, some people have had questions about scheduling a mammogram during the COVID-19 pandemic. How safe are health facilities? Can I postpone my mammogram? Can the…

Schools powered by the sun in Carlsbad

Dr. Ben ChurchillSuperintendent Carlsbad Unified School District Sunshine. We have plenty of it here in Carlsbad. We’re thankful for the warmth of the sun, for our near-perfect climate, and our community’s natural beauty. And now we can thank the rays of the sun for generating electricity to power our schools.At Carlsbad Unified we believe we…

MiraCosta College BrewTech Program recognized by Master Brewers Association

Dr. Sunita “Sunny” CookeSuperintendent/President MiraCosta College MiraCosta College’s craft brewing program has been recognized as the only community college certificate program of its kind in California meeting the standards set by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.Certification by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) assures that the BrewTech Program at MiraCosta College…

Pop-Up art debuts in The Village

Tonya RodzachPublic Art Coordinator Cultural Arts Office City of Carlsbad More than one year after the pandemic hit, business owners and employees are continuing to adapt the way they’re offering services. This is true for us in the city’s Cultural Arts Office. City staff quickly pivoted to adjust services with in-person arts experiences shifting to…

End-of-life-care planning matters during difficult times

David Wang, MDPalliative Medicine SpecialistScripps Planning ahead for end-of-life medical care can help bring some peace of mind during a crisis situation. The coronavirus pandemic has reminded us to be ready to have this conversation in case of a serious illness like COVID-19.While most people who get COVID are able to recover at home, others…

Showcasing artists in the Village

Christine Davis Executive DirectorCarlsbad Village Association The Carlsbad Village Association is excited to be hosting a new pop-up art experience in collaboration with the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office. While the Village has long been home to a variety of art events such as Art in the Village, the Makers Market, and even seasonal events such…
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