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Oceanside: Major Project in the Pipeline at Villa Condos

What is being billed as the largest epoxy-lining project ever done in North County is under way in Oceanside by Brinks Services and CuraFlo of San Diego.

The $225,000, 48 tri-level unit project involves cleaning and restoring the hot and cold water pipes and the water-circulating system with a state-of-the-art epoxy lining , a sort of pipe within a pipe , at the Villa San Luis Rey condominiums on Via Manos.

Brinks has been the CuraFlo dealer in San Diego County since 2004.

, Pat Broderick

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Vista: It’s De Ja-Vu All Over Again for Antique Shoppers

William and Gloria West, who have been saving a huge treasure trove of antiques for more than 15 years, opened De Ja-Vu Antiques and Collectibles on April 4 at 984 E. Vista Way in Vista.

“You name it and we got it,” said Gloria, who manages the store right next to her husband’s business, Bill’s Carpet Service.

Among the items for sale are a reproduction of a Civil War cannon, vintage glassware and furniture, lamps, art and sports memorabilia.

Gloria said eight other antique stores in the downtown Vista area network with one another all the time to help one another out.

Opening the antique store didn’t require too steep an investment since the Wests own the building, she said.

, Mike Allen

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Chula Vista: District to Save $1.5M With Ratings Upgrade

The Otay Water District, which serves the eastern part of Chula Vista, is expected to save $1.5 million in bond payments due to a credit rating upgrade to AA- from A+ by two agencies, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.

The higher rating reflects the improved creditworthiness of the district, and means it will pay less interest on $42 million in bonds it is about to issue for several construction projects, according to a news release on the district Web site.

The projects include two 10 million gallon reservoirs, a pump station and a recycled water pipeline that will connect the district to the city of San Diego’s South Bay Water Reclamation Facility.

, Mike Allen

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La Mesa: Windermere Says What Real Estate Slowdown?

Windermere Real Estate has announced the expansion of Windermere Pacific Coast Properties’ office in La Mesa to twice its size due to rapid growth in its first eight months of operation.

The office, owned by Brian Arrington, expanded into office space next door. According to Windermere’s release, Arrington intends to open a second Pacific Coast Properties office in Point Loma.

Seattle-based Windermere is the leading residential real estate network in the West with more than 300 offices and 8,000 associates serving neighborhoods in California, Canada, Hawaii and Washington, among other areas, according to its Web site.

, Andy Killion

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Carlsbad: Palomar Closing in on New Growth Strategy

Carlsbad-based Palomar Enterprises Inc. recently restructured its business model to focus on purchasing, upgrading and reselling foreclosed real estate properties.

Shares in the publicly traded firm are sold on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the symbol PLMA.OB.

According to Palomar, it is estimated that in the next several years more than 1 million mortgages will be in default. Many homeowners purchased homes during the recent boom using a variety of risky mortgages. Since interest rates have risen and the rapid growth in pricing has come to a halt, many of these homeowners face financial difficulty.

The firm is pursuing residential foreclosures that can be purchased at 30 percent to 40 percent below market value throughout the United States. These properties are then placed on the market and sold at a profit.

Palomar is a licensed real estate brokerage and mortgage lending firm. It also specializes in coastal development projects.

, Connie Lewis

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Solana Beach: City Hall Is the Place to Be This Week

The Budget & Finance Committee for Solana Beach plans to have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on April 19 at City Hall council chambers.

The city’s View Assessment Committee , a group that reviews development proposals , is also set to meet this week, on April 17, at the same time and location. A City Council work plan workshop is scheduled for 4 p.m. on April 16 at council chambers.

, Jaimy Lee

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Coronado: Truck Will Drive Memories of Roaring ’20s

There was a time when local residents could send their laundry out to the Hotel del Coronado. They would get it back clean and fresh, packaged in thin blue paper tied with string.

A relic of that bygone business is back in the village.

The Coronado Museum of History and Art recently bought a Model T truck that hotel staff used to pick up and drop off laundry between 1923 and 1930. The truck, nicknamed Isabelle, has been restored to working condition.

A $14,000 donation from a retired Air Force colonel helped the museum buy the truck, which is temporarily on display at the El Cordova Garage at 10th Street and C Avenue.

Joe Ditler, museum director, says he now must find a place to permanently house the 7-foot-tall truck.

“Coronado is largely devoid of historical objects such as this,” Ditler said in a news release. “This little truck was once a major part of our island history, delivering laundry throughout the village and to Tent City. It is very fortunate we found her when we did, and it is our hope she will be an elegant ambassador for our motto, ‘History Matters!’ as she putts around town for various events.”

, Brad Graves

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Imperial Beach: Squadron Has No Shortage of Tasks

Imperial Beach will soon become home to a squadron from the Navy’s new Maritime Civil Affairs Group, based in Little Creek, Va.

While in foreign countries, group members will plan and oversee work in a variety of fields. These include disaster relief, public education, public health, commercial port operations, harbor and channel construction and maintenance, marine resources and fisheries.

The Navy officially established the Maritime Civil Affairs Group in ceremonies March 30 in Virginia. The group is part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. It has 40 sailors now, but that number will grow to 320 by September.

The command’s leadership said it is seeking sailors with good people skills to fill the jobs.

, Brad Graves

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San Diego: Sandag Agency Seeking Energetic Planner

The San Diego Association of Governments is casting its net for a limited-term regional energy planner.

The job will involve helping out with updating Sandag’s energy strategy, developing a climate change action plan and providing a comprehensive assessment of alternative transportation fuels and vehicles. The regional energy planner also will be responsible for data collection and analysis and research on governmental policies and plans. Sandag is a regional planning agency.

The annual salary range is $37,969 to $77,534, depending on qualifications and experience. Deadline is April 27. For more info, visit Sandag’s Web site at www.sandag.org.

, Pat Broderick

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Poway: Golden Gate Buys Property for $16.8 Million

Golden Gate Real Estate Inc., an affiliate of the Emri Group, has acquired a 99,000-square-foot office building at 13970 Stowe Drive in Poway.

The property sold for $16.83 million and is unoccupied and available for lease. ADCS Inc. developed the two-story building in 2003.

San Diego-based Burnham Real Estate represented the buyer, and Golden Gate has retained Tim Hoag and Mickey Morera to sign a suitable user or tenant for the property.

Smith Consulting Architects of San Diego designed the building.

, Liz Wiedemann

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Carlsbad: NTN Says, Can’t We All Just Play Along?

NTN Buzztime Inc. of Carlsbad, a developer and distributor of Play Along TV, has unveiled an enhanced edition of its Crazy Golf interactive game that boasts expanded playing options and an updated 3-D design.

Crazy Golf 2.0 offers a virtual play-along experience with the addition of nine new “island-themed” holes and adds variety to the game, the company announced this month.

NTN Buzztime, traded on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol NTN, distributes its Play Along TV games and technology through numerous platforms, including its own Buzztime iTV Network, which is available on televisions in 4,000 restaurants, sports bars and pubs throughout North America and the United Kingdom, as well as cable TV, satellite TV, mobile phones, electronic games and books.

, Connie Lewis

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San Diego: Nereus to Seize Spotlight at Research Meeting

San Diego-based Nereus Pharmaceuticals Inc. plans to present clinical and preclinical study results for its cancer drug candidates at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.

Nereus is scheduled to make presentations April 15, 16 and 17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The privately held company’s cancer drug candidates were developed from microbial sources found in the ocean. Its portfolio also includes drug candidates for the treatment of infectious disease and inflammation.

, Andy Killion

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San Marcos: Author to Offer Tips on Getting You There

Marshall Goldsmith, author of “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” plans to speak at a breakfast seminar April 20 at Cal State San Marcos.

Local chief executive officers, community leaders, faculty, staff and students will attend the event that was scheduled by the university’s Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building.

The event, set for 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the M. Gordon Clarke Field House, is free, but reservations are required. Call (760) 750-4228 or visit http://climb.csusm.edu for more information.

, Jaimy Lee

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Del Mar: Folio Has Designs on Retail Space at the Plaza

A kitchen design company is moving to Del Mar. Folio Design LLC leased 1,500 square feet of retail space at Del Mar Plaza on Camino del Mar.

The property leased for $346,000 over 60 months and will be used as a showroom and sales center for kitchen cabinetry.

In addition, Banana Republic LLC renewed its lease at Del Mar Plaza. The clothier signed an 84-month lease this month. The company did not disclose financial terms of the lease.

, Michelle Mowad

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Lemon Grove: No Need for Firms to Curb Zeal for Work

The city is moving forward with capital improvement projects. It is seeking bids from contractors to upgrade curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveways and install curb ramps at Barton Drive, Cypress Avenue, El Prado Avenue and Glebe Road locations in Lemon Grove.

The estimated cost is $75,000 to $90,000 and bids are due May 2.

, Michelle Mowad

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