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La Jolla resident Scott Flavell was grappling with his own coronavirus-caused problem: laying off workers in his Kearny Mesa factory. It manufactured postural correction products for the chiropractic industry — not exactly an essential business. As Flavell left a local market and seeing grocery employees working closely with others, a simultaneous solution to both problems suddenly dawned on him. His factory would switch to manufacturing face masks and donate them to grocery stores. He shifted production and made 10,000 masks at an initial cost of $3,000, but offering them for free.
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It’s not just because she’s the president of La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) that Ann Dynes has a unique perspective on La Jolla’s parks and beaches. From the balcony of the condo she shares with her husband (former University of California president and UC San Diego chancellor Bob Dynes), she overlooks the park and the beach at Whale View Point. Dynes also helped found the San Diego Parks Foundation; worked with La Jolla Conservancy; and with the LJP&B board, advises the City Parks & Rec Department on improvements needed for La Jolla’s parks and beaches.
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