North County Trade Records, October 17


The Carlsbad Forum obtains a new investor

Northwood Investors LLC, a private global real estate investment firm, has partnered with Nuveen Real Estate to recapitalize The Forum Carlsbad, an open-air outdoor shopping center. Northwood Retail LLC, a subsidiary of Northwood, will oversee the rental, marketing, property management and redevelopment of the shopping center located at 1923 Calle Barcelona. The Carlsbad Forum was built in 2003 and 2004 by Thomas Enterprises. Northwood Retail President Ward Kampf shaped the project during his tenure with Thomas Enterprises, opening key retailers such as Apple, Free People and Lululemon Athletica. Visit

The room hosts happy hour

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is having a Halloween-themed happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Eppig Brewing, 1347 Keystone Way, Suite C, Vista. The best costume will win a prize. Members also support the North County Food Bank – admission is $ 10 for members or $ 20 for non-members or two (plastic) jars of peanut butter. Register at Call (760) 931-8400.


Craft brewing is the subject of a lunchtime seminar

The San Diego North Economic Development Council is hosting a Lunch & Learn on “Craft Drinks and Economic Development: Past, Present and Future” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 27 at the Green Dragon Tavern, 6115 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. The panelists are Kevin Ham, Director of Economic Development for the City of Vista, and David Barnett, Director, Americas Research JLL. The moderator is Vince Vasquez, National University System. Learn more about the evolution of the industry, its current situation and what the future holds for the development of our region. Tickets from $ 35 to $ 45. Register at

Hear advice from a cybersecurity expert

The San Diego County Credit Union is hosting an interactive virtual interview with cybersecurity expert Jim Stickley from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Stickley will offer an overview of various cyber attacks and show how to reduce your risk. This free webinar is open to the public, but reservations are required. To register and for more details, visit The webinar is part of Financial Wellness Wednesdays, an ongoing program hosted by SDCCU to help provide the community with access to free information on financial wellness. For a full list of upcoming Financial Wellbeing Wednesdays presentations, visit


Old Poway Park Craft Market open on Saturdays

Members of the Poway Arts & Crafts Guild and guest artists set up their wares from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Christmas on the covered promenade on the south side of Old Poway Park. The craft market has a rotating group of artists every week. Watch selected local artists work and sell their handmade creations, and shop for one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts. Handicrafts available each week range from carpentry, paintings, photography, jewelry, glass and soaps. The park is located at 14134 Midland Road. Visit; email [email protected]; call (858) 486-3497.

Open house at the yoga studio

The Poway Chamber of Commerce invites the community to an open house and grand opening from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Mello Yoga Yoga Studio, 12234 Poway Road, Suite 202. Enjoy guitar music, local bites and drinks. To free. Visit


Irrigation district wins two awards

Vista Irrigation District recently received two major statewide honors, the District of Distinction Platinum Recognition Award and the Transparency Excellence Certificate. The District of Distinction Award is presented by the Special District Leadership Foundation to special districts that demonstrate a commitment to good governance, transparency, prudent tax policies and sound operating practices. Platinum is the highest level of recognition and requires completion of all Special District Leadership Foundation programs. Vista is one of 10 Special Districts in the state to achieve Platinum recognition. The Certificate of Excellence in Transparency was awarded to recognize the district’s efforts to promote transparency in operations and governance. Both awards required the district to meet many criteria, including training officials and staff, adopting financial, public information and conflict of interest policies, and holding public meetings properly. Vista Irrigation District is a public body governed by an elected board of directors of five members. It provides water services to approximately 135,000 people in Vista and parts of San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside and unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

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