North County Business Briefs, April 3

CARDIFF

Company features sustainable sneakers

Footwear company Blueview announces its launch of a sustainable shoe brand dedicated to protecting the planet from plastic pollution. The Cardiff-based company replaces petroleum plastics with plant-based plastics to create its inaugural sneaker, the Blueview Pacific. Blueview spent more than six years researching and developing Soleic, a high-quality, renewable and fully biodegradable polyurethane foam as the shoe’s foundation. To complete the shoe, the brand developed PlantKnit, a plant-based and fully biodegradable machine-knitted shoe upper. Every component of plant-based shoes biodegrades under aerobic composting conditions, which means they will completely break down when exposed to air, moisture and microorganisms in compost. The Blueview Pacific sneaker is available for pre-order nationwide for $ 135 at blueviewfootwear.com.

CARLSBAD

Gelson’s markets hosting pet adoptions

Gelson’s Supermarket stores in Carlsbad and Pacific Beach are teaming with local animal rescue organizations to host animal adoption events from 11 am-2 pm Saturday. Gelson’s in Carlsbad is partnering with Amazing Dogs, which works to rescue dogs on both sides of the US / Mexico border. This event will be held at 7660 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. Gelson’s in Pacific Beach will co-host its event with the Animal Rescue Resource Foundation, which works to rescue domestic animals and find them new homes. This event will be held at 730 Turquoise St., San Diego. Find more at https://bit.ly/3Nqhz9v.

DISCONTINUED

Chamber hosts city staff for discussion

The Economic Development Committee of the Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce hosts Gary McCarthy and Holly Nelson from the city of Escondido at 4 pm Thursday at the chamber office, 720 N. Broadway. They will present the “Escondido Discussion,” which is designed to hear community priorities and city service needs. Free. Register at https://bit.ly/35srhae.

NORTH COUNTY

Free cyber-security seminar Wednesday

San Diego County Credit Union hosts cyber security expert Jim Stickley with an interactive virtual interview from 12: 30-1: 30 pm Wednesday. Stickley will offer an inside look into various kinds of cyber attacks used by criminals and will detail how to reduce your risk. He will specifically focus on threats that have come from COVID-19, including scam emails and phone calls from the IRS, phishing attempts, malicious mobile apps and more. This free webinar is open to the public, but reservations are required. To register and for details, visit sdccu.com/fww.

Annual economic summit set for May 11

The ninth annual North County Economic Summit will be held May 11 at the Cal State University San Marcos student union ballroom. Hosted by the San Diego North Economic Development Council, this event highlights national and local trends presented by Wells Fargo and BW Research. To purchase a table, contact Ally Harano at [email protected] or call (949) 335-2884. Member tickets start at $ 100 and nonmember tickets start at $ 140. Breakfast included. Register at https://bit.ly/3wNXF2q.

OCEANSIDE

Group opens bookstore to support library

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library recently opened Jane and Evie’s Used Books, a storefront selling gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles. Initial operating hours are 10 am to 2 pm Monday-Saturday, at 323 N. Coast Highway, across the street from the Civic Center Library. The storefront offers the community another way to support the library, and honors longtime Friends of the Library Jane Cheadle and Evie Magaña. The Friends support and promote the services and resources of the Oceanside Public Library through community involvement, volunteer activities, and fundraising. Visit oplfriends.org or call (760) 435-5560.

POWAY

Chamber’s golf event set for Friday

The Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic will take place Friday 4/8 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego. Registration is at 7 am and shotgun start is at 8:30 am The Poway Chamber of Commerce established the golf event to honor former Poway Mayor Mickey Cafagna. In keeping with his charitable spirit, a portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit Villa de Vida, a special-needs living community for adults with developmental disabilities. Go to Birdease.com/PowayChamber to register for the golf classic or to bid on auction items. Registration fees start at $ 195 for single golfers and include luncheon awards. The luncheon is also available as a separate option.

VISTA

Twilight Market opening April 15

The Vista Twilight Market is a monthly food and local night market opening April 15 at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave. Hours are 5-9 pm every third Friday of the month. On hand will be food trucks, food vendors, crafts, beer garden, live music and more. Admission fee is $ 2 for all ages, or $ 5 for the beer garden (ages 21-plus). Pre-order tickets at https://www.vistatwilightmarket.com.

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