Home for the Holidays: Is Your Car Up for the Journey?

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Before you pack up the car to head home for the holidays, the Car Care Council reminds you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey. Conducting a thorough vehicle inspection will help you avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home.

Long-awaited park opening set for Jan. 10

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After decades of planning and construction, the Encinitas Community Park will be open to the public Jan. 10, the city said in a news release. The ceremony for the opening of the 44-acre park will start at 2 p.m. and include several ribbon-cutting ceremonies, including the dedication of the Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park, which the council voted in June to name after the late city councilwoman, who was a staunch animal rights advocate.

Top Female Skateboarders Compete

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Fifty competitors took to the 11-foot bowl and 13-foot vert ramp at Magdalena Ecke YMCA Skatepark to vie for part of the Exposure $20,000 prize purse on Nov. 8. The competition was open to female skateboarders only, and drew top professionals including Lizzie Armanto, Julz Lynn, Allysha Bergado, Arianna Carmona and event founder Amelia Brodka.

Free shredding in Encinitas on Saturday, Nov. 15th

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San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally based financial institution, as part of its ongoing commitment to promote identity theft prevention and awareness and go green, has announced that free shredding services will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the SDCCU Encinitas branch at 501 North El Camino Real.

Vehicle Lights and Wipers: The Keys to See and Be Seen

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As the days get shorter, lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can’t see or be seen. “With fewer daylight hours in fall and winter, it’s important to make sure your vehicle’s lights and wipers are working properly so your visibility is not compromised and you can be seen by others,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “From the driver’s seat, you may not notice a light that isn’t working, so inspect all of your car’s lights and replace those that are out. Also, inspect and replace wiper blades so you can see clearly when wet weather hits.”