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North County Business Briefs, July 4


San Elijo water campus receives award

The San Elijo Joint Powers Authority recently received a prestigious “Plant of the Year” award from the California Water Environment Association for its Water Campus on Manchester Avenue. San Elijo won the recognition first at the regional level before being named top among medium-sized wastewater agencies throughout California. The Plant of the Year award recognizes accomplishments in compliance, innovative practices, cost effectiveness and superior plant performance. San Elijo earned the award for its commitment to renovating aging infrastructure, working with San Diego State University and using student research, prioritizing staff development, and integrating computer modeling into daily operations. San Elijo serves Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and parts of Rancho Santa Fe. The plant can process more than 5 million gallons of wastewater and stormwater daily. The agency also produces recycled water for industrial uses and irrigation at golf courses, schools, parks, greenbelts and the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The San Elijo Water Campus is nearing completion of a $47 million capital improvement program that includes upgraded treatment systems, a 0.6-megawatt solar system, a bike and pedestrian path to connect Birmingham Drive and Manchester Avenue, and facilities to promote environmental stewardship, public education and research. Completion of the second phase of construction is
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Toyota dealers gift diners with gas cards

Customers at an Encinitas restaurant recently were surprised with gift cards from the San Diego County Toyota Dealers Association. The association gave away $25 Shell gift cards to 200 San Diego-area residents at four taco eateries countywide, including at City Tacos Encinitas. The giveaway was part of the dealers’ “Taco-ma Tuesday” campaign. Chino Iglesias of 93.3 Radio stopped by each of the restaurants over the past few weeks — Casa Machado (San Diego), TJ Oyster House (Bonita), and Hacienda Casa Blanca (El Cajon). He gave cards to 50 diners at each restaurant and thanked them for supporting local businesses. The gift cards totaled $5,000 and are an extension of the association’s ongoing “Toyota Support San Diego” program. The program was created in 2020 to help locally owned businesses who had to close after the COVID-19 outbreak. Now that businesses have reopened, the association wanted to highlight local restaurants across the county and encourage residents to “pay it forward” by shopping local.


New job listing boards available

The San Diego Workforce Partnership has compiled a new list of job boards for everyone to use. These are quality job sources from across the region that can give applicants easy access to San Diego job opportunities. Boards include listings from employers such as CalCareers, which lists jobs with state government agencies; Cue Health, a leader in molecular testing, which developed the nation’s first at-home COVID-19 testing kits; and Kaiser Permanente, which hires hospital roles as well as non-clinical positions in finance, marketing and other supportive services. Browse through the boards at


Clinic’s Club 55 fitness center open again

The Vista Community Clinic has reopened its associated fitness center, Club 55, now that the county is back open and COVID-19 infection rates are down in a safe range. Club 55 offers a safe indoor exercise space for seniors ages 55 and older, but membership is open to all community members 18 years and older. The gym provides treadmills, free weights and weight machines. Information on health care access and free distribution resources keep members connected to health with the clinic and local support programs. A yearly membership costs $65 for adults or $55 for seniors and those with qualifying incomes. The gym is at 448 Country Club Lane and is open from 7 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. To keep members safe, club use is currently based on appointments only. This will continue for the time being as the county continues to see COVID-19 rates decline. For questions, member requests and appointments, contact Program Manager Herminia Ledesma at (760) 631-5000, ext. 7206.

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