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3-day fest to immerse PB in Polish culture BY MARIKO LAMB | BEACH & BAY PRESS

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he pride of the Poles will descend on Pacific Beach from Oct. 12 to 14 for the 17th annual Polish Festival, a celebration of Polish culture and heritage at the St. Maximillian Kolbe Roman Catholic Polish Mission, located at 1735 Grand Ave. “The idea is to support the community and also share with San Diego people our Polish culture,” said Father Jerzy Frydrych. “Our Polish food is excellent, as well as the folk dances and performances, the music and the atmosphere of friendly Polish people living away from their home country.” Guests can enjoy performances by Polish folk dancers and musical entertainment by a variety of live bands and street musicians. As always, the mission will also host a mini-bazaar filled with traditional Polish souvenirs, jewelry, ornaments, apparel and art that will be on sale at the event. For those who come hungry, traditional fare like authentic pierogi, kielbasa or golabki will be available alongside a swig of Polish beer like Zywiec, Okocim or Warka. For visitors who hope to spend time in prayer or meditation, church leaders will also hold several guided tours with veneration of the relics, as well as Holy Mass during the festival. “Some people are coming from far away, so people will have an opportunity to see the church,” said Frydrych. “It’s nice to find out sometimes when people recall their roots.

QUICKHits Moped rider hurt in accident with unlicensed driver A 30-year-old woman, who police said was driving a 2005 Toyota SUV on a suspended license, injured the rider of a Moped on Oct. 8 at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Gresham Street. Traffic investigators said the accident happened shortly before 8 p.m. when the SUV driver turned left in the intersection in front of the 24-year-old female driver of the Moped, causing the SUV to crash into the Moped. The Moped rider suffered an open fracture to the leg and was transported to a local trauma center for treatment. The SUV driver, who was not immediately identified by police, was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license. Traffic investigators said alcohol was not a factor in the collision.

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Sometimes they bring their very old Polish mother or grandmother to share the atmosphere … Just come join us and have a good time.” The weekend festival will take place on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the event is $3 for those 16 years or older. While Friday evening is only open to those 21 years and older, the remainder of the festival is open to all ages. For more information, visit www.polishmission.org/festival.

Polish culture, music, food and dance will be center stage during the three-day 17th annual Polish Festival in Pacific Beach between Oct. 12 and 14. Courtesy photo

DEA: Prescription drug take-backs making an impact in county BY MARIKO LAMB | BEACH & BAY PRESS

Prescription drug misuse attributed to 267 unintentional deaths in San Diego County last year, higher than both motor-vehicle fatalities and illicit drug Courtesy photo by the Drug Enforcement Agency abuse.

Prescription drug misuse has now exceeded both motor-vehicle fatalities and illicit drug abuse as the leading cause of accidental death in San Diego County for the second year in a row, according to a report by the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office. Last year, the coroner reported 267 such unintentional deaths, up from 228 the previous year. “One or two times a day, my firefighter paramedics respond to a narcotic overdose somewhere in the city. That’s about 500 times a year,” said James Dunford, medical director for the city of San Diego at a press conference at nearby Kellogg Park in La Jolla on Sept. 28. “Last year in San Diego, our emergency departments treated 2,931 people for prescription drug misuse.” He said about 2,500 teenagers use prescription drugs to get high for the first time each day in the United States, and 20 percent of 11th-grade students surveyed by San Diego County’s Methamphetamine Task Force admitted to using over-the-

A Pacific Beach man faces sentencing on Nov. 2 after a jury convicted him of assaulting police officers in a 2011 incident in which he threw his 47-pound dog at them when officers showed up to answer a noise complaint. Tyler Jordan Torres, 31, had been free on $100,000 bond until the jury’s verdict and San Diego Superior Court Judge Joan Weber remanded him into custody to await sentencing. One officer suffered a broken nose and the other a concussion on Dec. 15 after they knocked on Torres’ door. Torres had been drinking and earlier refused to turn the music down in his apartment on Ingraham Street near La Playa Avenue. Torres could receive four to five years in state prison, but he may also be eligible for probation if he doesn’t have any prior convictions. Torres was also convicted of battery on a police officer in an unrelated incident in 2011, which also occurred in Pacific Beach. On Dec. 15, A security guard testified neighbors complained the music was too loud from Torres’ apartment. The guard said he told Torres of the complaint and he shut the door quickly and refused to turn the music down. Police were then called. The dog he threw at officers was not injured. — Neal Putnam

Coastkeeper ‘Clean the Bay Day’ event set for Oct. 27

The Drug Enforcement Agency worked with local law enforcement, nonprofits, healthcare providers and other groups to collect drugs on Sept. 29 for Prescription Drug Courtesy photo by the Drug Enforcement Agency Take-Back Day.

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Outlining a broader vision for quality schools State of the District address urges more collaboration through local ‘clusters’

A Northern Division police department substation in Pacific Beach is in desperate need of repair, prompting local leaders to take charge of efforts to revamp the facility. Courtesy photo

Community links arms to generate funding for police storefront repair BY MARIKO LAMB | BEACH & BAY PRESS Community leaders Nancy Gardner and Michelle Fulks are spearheading an effort to overhaul the San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division substation in Pacific Beach, which serves police officers in the La Jolla and Mission Bay areas. “This facility is horrible,” said Fulks, who introduced the project to trustees at the La Jolla Community Planning Association’s Oct. 4 meeting. “The best adjective to describe it is ‘gross.’ The two bathrooms are falling apart, [and] there’s nothing that works properly.” Fulks praised the local police officers for keeping the community safe, as well as reaching out to the community groups to understand residents’ primary safety concerns. “The police department really does a great job of supporting all of us. Their lines of communication are open with all the different groups,” she said. “It’s just a shame that the police officers have these conditions to work in.” La Jolla Town Council trustee Nancy Gardner echoed Fulks’ praise of the local police’s efforts and the storefront’s dire need for repair. “The police substation is used by the

La Jolla and Pacific Beach teams so they don’t waste all that time going up to University City when they need to do paperwork,” she said. “We all believe that these men and women keep us safe, and it’s critical that we give back to them.” Gardner said there has been an outpouring of support from local companies and groups, including Dewhurst & Associates construction, Sherwin Williams, Cole’s Fine Flooring, La Jolla and Pacific Beach rotaries, the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association (REBA) and other individual members and companies who have committed their time, talents or materials for the renovation of the facility. Construction is expected to take no longer than one week; however, funds for the project must be collected before volunteers can take action on the project. Organizers are still seeking about $35,000 for the much-needed repairs. Checks made payable to the San Diego Police Officer’s Association (SDPOA), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, can be sent to: SDPOA at 5666 La Jolla Blvd. #168, La Jolla, 92037. All donations are tax deductible and plaques will be designated at the end of the project to recognize the donors.

BY DAVE SCHWAB | BEACH & BAY PRESS Rolling out a dozen measures of quality schools, San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) board member John Lee Evans in his 2012 State of the District address unveiled “2020 Vision,” a long-range plan for raising the bar on student achievement, turning schools into neighborhood learning centers, engaging parents and volunteers more and building intra-district collaboration through local “clusters.” “We are a forward-moving district,” said Evans on Oct. 2 at an assembly at University City High School. Noting the district “still has a long way to go,” while adding, “This is a marathon not a sprint,” Evans promised the district will prepare students properly to “soar like eagles.” SDUSD’s class of 2020, now in the fifth grade, was well represented throughout the event, both during video presentations and during live, onstage performances. Introducing Evans, District Superintendent Bill Kowba noted the annual address was an opportunity to “celebrate and reflect on all the great things happening, all the positive programming that is preparing all students for successful futures.” Quantifiable measures of student success embodied in “2020 Vision” include: access to a broad and challenging curriculum, professional learning for all staff, parent/community engagement around student achievement, closing the achievement gap with high expectations for all, quality teaching, quality leadership, quality support staff integrated and focused on student achievement, valuing diversity in the service of students, high enrollment of neighborhood students, digital literacy,

creation of neighborhood centers with services depending on neighborhood needs and creation of a supportive environment with safe and well-maintained facilities. Though the State of the District address was decidedly upbeat, Evans nonetheless noted SDUSD officials have “kept our focus on the educational mission while facing unprecedented challenges.” Evans gave kudos to district staff at all levels, “including the superintendent himself,” for self sacrifice in arriving at a budgetary compromise this last summer by accepting concessions to “cut administrative and transportation costs to protect the classroom.” Without the agreed-upon cutbacks, Evans warned there would have been “huge classes in lower grades, increasing by as much as 50 percent.” He added the district would have been seriously short of counselors and nurses as well as losing skilled leaders in arts programs like instrumental music. “The list goes on and on,” he said. Evans noted the idea for “2020 Vision” came from a “constant state of budget crisis” prompted by continuing state budget cuts to education and the realization that SDUSD “didn’t have a long-term plan.” “We knew there were pockets of success around the district, as well as pockets of failure,” said Evans. “We needed to find a way to spread the best practices around the district.” The task of devising a long-range plan promoting best-district practices coalesced around two questions. “What are our goals for student achievement and how are we going to measure?” asked Evans. “And what is a quality school?” “We need broad and challenging cur-

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Trial date for kidnap, robbery suspect looms BY NEAL PUTNAM | BEACH & BAY PRESS The robbery suspect said “thank you” to two college students whom he robbed of $440 after he kidnapped them from La Jolla and forced them to drive to Pacific Beach at gunpoint on Sept. 11, according to court testimony. Only one of the UCSD students was able to identify defendant Miguel Torres Espinoza in court as the robber, but San Diego police officers found the couple’s money and the woman’s cell phone in his pockets. During the Sept. 27 preliminary hearing, San Diego Superior Court Judge John Einhorn ordered Espinoza, 29, to stand trial on two counts of kidnapping for robbery and two counts of robbing the college students, who are both 20 years old. There is a stiff penalty for kidnapping for robbery — life in prison. It includes the possibility of parole after an inmate serves seven years. If Espinoza is convicted, he could face two life terms, and would likely be incarcerated for a minimum of 14 years. Victims Raymond Chung and Jessica Liu testified they encountered a man with a gun at 11:30 p.m. as they left the CVS pharmacy at 8831 Villa La Jolla

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Drive. “He had a gun in his hand. He had it pointed at us,” said Liu. Chung also testified. “Shut up! Don’t look at me,” Chung testified the robber told them. The man got into the car with them and demanded cash. When Liu gave him $40, “He said it wasn’t enough,” according to Liu. Espinoza then allegedly ordered Chung to drive to a Bank of America branch in Pacific Beach to withdraw money from a drive-through ATM. Chung said he was forced to withdraw $400. When asked if the gun was real, he said “I wasn’t sure, but I didn’t want to risk it.” San Diego Police officer Jason Balinger testified he found “a very realistic-looking” pellet gun in Espinoza’s possession when Espinoza was arrested. Chung wasn’t able to identify Espinoza after his arrest or in court, but Liu did. The couple said the suspect wore a black baseball cap, large glasses and two shirts at the time. Chung testified the man ordered him to drive away from the La Jolla pharmacy and get on Interstate 5. Chung said he did as he was told, but said he asked

the bandit if he could safely drop off his girlfriend somewhere. Chung said he pulled over on the freeway, but the robber told him to “calm down” and resume driving. “I was scared the whole time,” said Liu. The couple said Espinoza ordered them to turn onto Garnet Avenue, and suddenly told them to stop in a residential neighborhood. He grabbed Liu’s laptop computer and said “thank you” before fleeing, said Liu. The couple drove away and called 911 about a block away. Balinger testified he saw Espinoza running uphill in the area of Loring Street and Soledad Mountain Road in Pacific Beach. Balinger told the judge he ordered Espinoza to stop and handcuffed him. He found the pellet gun in his waistband, a wad of $20 bills in one pocket and the victim’s cell phone in another pocket. A curbside lineup was conducted and Liu identified him. The next morning, other police officers searched the area and found Liu’s laptop in some bushes in front of a Pacific Beach home, along with a black hat, shirt and gloves, said Balinger. A trial date will be set on Oct. 11. He remains in custody on $750,000 bail.

conference. “Basically, they stayed in the medicine cabinets, then kids found they could use some of these drugs to get high.” To date, the DEA has taken in hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs nationwide through similar take-back events across the U.S. “We’re going to continue to do these events until a system is in place and regulations are available for the end user to properly dispose of them in a safe manner. We don’t want these drugs getting out to individuals who will abuse them or in the environment, into the water system,” said Tom Lenox, supervisory special agent for the DEA. “We’re going to continue to do these programs. We believe that these are significant in helping the communities and the environment.” The nonprofit group I Love a Clean San Diego also got involved in the effort to educate prescription drug owners about the inorganic substances’ detriment to the environment if disposed of improperly. “It’s really common for people to flush medication down the toilet or throw them in the trash,” said Pauline Martinson, executive director of I Love a Clean San Diego. “Flushing or throwing these prescription drugs releases drug residuals into our water system, which causes a health risk to people and animals in our area. These pharmaceutical elements are hazardous to wildlife and may impact groundwater, streams and drinking water sources.” In addition to the improper disposal

of prescription drugs harming the environment, it is also a growing concern for the criminal justice system in San Diego and beyond. “Many people don’t understand that prescription medications can be just as bad as street drugs in the hands of an unintended user or outside of a physician’s oversight,” said San Diego Police Department (SDPD) spokeswoman Lt. Andra Brown. “Further adding to the burden on public safety and law enforcement is the fact that pharmacy robberies have increased from 14 in 2010 to 26 in 2011. That is a very telling indicator that prescription pharmaceuticals are a growing problem.” As part of the local law enforcement’s strategy to address the problem, SDPD has established three permanent drop-off locations at its Eastern Division, Southeastern Division and Northwestern Division stations. “Citizens are encouraged to clean out those medicine cabinets, get those unwanted, unused, expired medications out of the house and into one of these permanent spots so they are properly disposed of and don’t fall into the hands of one of unintended users and they don’t go into our landfill and harm our environment,” said Brown. Other permanent drop-off locations include the County Administration Center, located at 1600 Pacific Highway, and a number of county sheriff ’s department stations across the county. For a full list of the permanent drop-off locations in the county, visit www.wastefreesd.org.

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A close-up of the fingerboarding concept. Photo by Don Balch I Beach & Bay Press

Pierce Mayne performs spinning fingerboard tricks on his way to winning the first Detour Fingerboards expert-level West Coast FinPhoto by Don Balch I Beach & Bay Press gerboard event.

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An entrepreneurial group of middle school students are taking their business to the streets with a recently launched company called Detour Fingerboards, a La Jolla-based fingerboard and clothing company. “Fingerboarding is a scaled-down version of skateboarding,” said Detour co-founder Joseph Liss. “It allows you to perform all of the tricks in skateboarding with your fingers.” Fingerboarding has been around for years, getting its start in Germany by skaters who needed a hobby when they weren’t able to skate during the cold winter months, said Liss. “They created wooden fingerboards

to stay on the scene,” he said of its origin. Despite San Diego’s perennial skateboarding weather, fingerboarding is more than just a sport for skaters. Liss’ friend, Brendan, whose muscular dystrophy prevents him from being able to skate, is now a fingerboarding pro. “My friends and I came up with Detour Fingerboards in the summer for a fun thing to do. It’s now a big part of our lives,” Liss said. “Really, my friend Brendan learned to fingerboard on his own. I did give him a few pointers along the way, but he had the basics down already.”

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More than just the board itself, fingerboarding is a complete mini-sport with mini-ramps, rails and park benches to accompany the approximately 4-inch board. Proven to be a sport that just about anyone can learn, fingerboarding simulates real skateboarding with the same “ollies,” “shove-its” and “kick flips” that skaters aspire to achieve.

Detour Fingerboards held a funfilled kickoff event and fundraiser at Bird Rock Surf Shop in late September to introduce themselves to the community. The young men’s company has also received some enviable corporate sponsorships with the likes of Ezekiel/Sun Diego supporting their efforts. “I really hope more people get into

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When the fish are biting, they’re making for some big hauls OnTheWaterfront BY JOHNNY MCDONALD | BEACH & BAY PRESS Around Seafair’s docks they’re calling this an epic season for big tuna catches — about 100 percent better than the last two years. Multi-day trips have produced an outstanding mix of yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, dorado, yellowtail and even some albacore, according to Mark Larson. “The water around the kelps is warm and clear, which remains excellent for fishing ... there appears no end in sight,” said Larson, who books the overnight trips. “What’s so outstanding to me is that they (tuna) have been here so long ... for several months. They range in size from 15 to 80 pounds

and all the way up to 100 pounds. I remember one year they were catching bluefins up until Christmas.” It could happen again. Larson said another plus is a plentiful number of small squid along the shore. “I call them shore gum drops,” he said. The last few weeks the major catch has turned to yellowfin tuna. “Today the Legend [boat] is on a half-day trip and she already is at 100plus on yellowtin tuna .... an excellent trip,” Larson said. “It’s a matter of finding the right kelp.” The 18 boats sail anywhere from 60 to 100 miles to southwestern waters. Trips range from a half-day to six days. Some may go as far as Guadeloupe.

*** Bayfair crowds up 15 percent It took a few hours extra to crown rookie Jimmy Shane winner of the Air National Guard hydroplane races but that was the only hitch to Bayfair’s most successful three-day multi-boat racing show in years. Race officials disqualified initial race winner Steve David because of a fuelflow violation. Shane also was aided when all-time series victor Dave Villwock had turbine troubles. Despite the fact that both the Chargers and Padres were in town and those soaring temperatures, said Jeff Thomas, president of the board of governors for the Bayfair event, reported a 15 percent increase in attendance. “This was far more successful than recent years because the economy is turning around,” he said. “The

crowds were enthusiastic and they want to come back again. Part of that (success) was due to the bands performing three days from a stage near the entrance. It’s like any business. It’s just a matter of cutting your costs and putting on a superior show” He credited support from fans for the Air National Guard Hydroplane Series and the Lucas Oil Drag Boats. “They got to see an incredible weekend of racing,” Thomas said. “The crowds on Mission Bay were some of the largest we’ve seen in years.” Thunderboats Inc. is a nonprofit organization to promote powerboat racing in San Diego and tourism in the beach area. Profits from the three-day festival go to several charities. *** Ready for Christmas SeaWorld is more than fish, seals,

orcas, penguins and turtles. It’s broad entertainment. The highly successful Manta roller coaster is proof of that. Now, they’re auditioning for key roles in their elaborate Christmas celebration. Casting has been for strolling characters like the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, Peppermint Princess, the Nutcracker, Mrs. Claus, elves, doll and a Jack-in-the Box, plus several vocalists. Hirees will be asked to take a positive interactive approach with park guests of all ages, different ethnic/cultural backgrounds and individuals with special needs. Previous experience in dance, theater, athletics or other performance arts is required.

— Johnny McDonald is a longtime writer and columnist for the San Diego Community Newspaper Group.

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While the Pacific Beach Kiwanis Club has long been known for its Halloweentime apple sales fundraiser to benefit local school programs, that tradition will take on a new flavor this year, said club members. The apple sales, which have been a fundraising staple for more than 40 years, have been bagged this year because of the small profit margin generated by the sales. Instead, club members have replaced the old fundraiser with a new Halloween-themed pasta dinner at Pernicano’s Pizza House. As in past years, the money raised by the event will fund the Pacific Beach

Kiwanis Club’s Youth Foundation, which supports the Mission Bay High School band, drama and sports activities. The program also supports the Mission Bay High Key Club and the Builders Club at Pacific Beach Middle School, along with sponsorship of the Hope of America Awards for the five local elementary schools. In addition, the Youth Foundation supports the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library and Rady Childrens Hospital’s “Miracle Mile of Quarters” program. The spooky mostaccioli dinner is set

to take place Thursday, Oct. 25 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 711 Turquoise St. Dinner features meatballs, salad, roll, beverage, ghosts, goblins and ghouls. For those who cannot make it the night of the dinner, Pernicano’s will honor tickets through the end of November. Ticket prices are $12 and may be used from Wednesdays through Sundays until the end of November. Make checks payable to P.B. Kiwanis Youth Foundation. For more information, call Jim at (858) 692-0403. — Staff report

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for participants, and individuals and teams will have the chance to win prizes for their cleanup efforts, including yearlong passes to SeaWorld and beluga and penguin interactions. To RSVP, email mallory@sdcoastkeeper.org or call (619) 758-7743 x131. — Mariko Lamb

SeaWorld, zoo garner honors for programs The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has announced that SeaWorld San Diego and the San Diego Zoo Global have been awarded Significant Achievement in North American Conservation for their Light-Footed Clapper Rail Recovery program. The award recognizes exceptional efforts toward regional habitat preservation, species restoration and support of biodiversity in the wild. “SeaWorld San Diego and San Diego Zoo Global are proven leaders in wildlife conservation,” said AZA president and CEO Jim Maddy. “While all AZA-accredit-

PurpleStride San Diego 2012 — a 5K run and one-mile walk to raise money for research, patient support, community advocacy and a cure for pancreatic cancer — is set to take place around De Anza Cove on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event is hosted by the San Diego affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a national organization. The event will include music, games and a host of other family-friendly festivities. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 8 a.m. To register, visit www.purplestride.org/sandiego. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and has the lowest relative survival rate among leading cancer killers. The disease has claimed the lives of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, actor Patrick Swayze, Nobel Prize winner Dr. Ralph Steinman, Carnegie Mellon University Professor Dr. Randy Pausch, actor Michael Landon and opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti. To learn more, visit www.pancan.org.

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Guava Beach: an island paradise for football Sunday BY MARIKO LAMB | BEACH & BAY PRESS Nestled between Belmont Park and Pacific Beach sits an unpretentious “locals bar” that knows how to make some noise on football Sundays. Guava Beach — home of Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers fans — is always buzzing with activity. Whether from the fans cheering on their favorite teams or from players competing in a game of giant Jenga, one thing is for sure – the folks at Guava Beach know how to have a good time. Catering to fans from a trio of distinct — sometimes competing — teams makes for quite a colorful atmosphere, with fans of all affiliations donning their respective team’s colors in the hopes of catching their game on Guava Beach’s 10-foot projection screen mounted in front of a comfy leather couch — undoubtedly the best seats in the house. Although satisfying the wealth of fans can sometimes be a challenge, Guava Beach’s owners and staff have a fair system of keeping everyone happy by, quite literally, pandering to the masses. “We’ve been doing this for years now,” said Guava Beach owner Eric Christiansen. “Everyone knows that come kickoff, whoever has the most fans in their team’s color gets the big screen and the volume, and the rest of the TVs get put on the other games.” A 10-person VIP area and elevated pool table lounge can also accommodate smaller groups of fans in a more intimate setting, and a dozen other plasma-screen TVs scattered around the bar help indulge any last minute stragglers. Christiansen, a diehard Vikings fan, described the game-day atmosphere as one that can be both “electrifying and emotional.”

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“It depends on the game,” he said. “If you’re getting your butt kicked, it’s going to be a little more subdued. For example, three years ago when Brett Favre came back and started playing for the Vikings, it was electric. When we made it to the championship game and lost, people were crying — guys and girls both.” On the flipside, a win or touchdown can result in a festive atmosphere of cheering crowds, sometimes imbibing in a round of specially priced, team-colored shots to celebrate the feat. Also on special for game days are $12 pitchers of Coors Light and Miller Light, $12 pitchers of champagne with guava or orange juice, $2.50 bottles of Miller High Life and $14 pitchers of Guava Beach’s signature Bionic Beaver, a brightly-colored “Mind Eraser”-style specialty cocktail that is meant to be shared. Popular game day feasts include the one-pound jumbo Guava Wings, halfpound hand-packed burgers cooked to order, Mucho Nachos piled high with cheeses, beans and salsa, and the Bajastyle made-to-order tacos. Chef Michelle “Shelly” Velez also cooks up a mean Sunday morning breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those who come early to catch the games. In addition to the refreshing libations and delicious fare to keep your taste buds

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entertained throughout the game, Guava Beach is certainly not short on activities to keep patrons’ hands occupied during halftime either. With two dartboards, three giant Jenga sets, a pool table and a dozen other board games to play during commercial breaks, Guava Beach ensures there is something to keep everyone busy. “We try to make it fun. We try not to be pretentious and just have a good time,” said Christiansen. “We’re a locals bar for everyone — a casual place at the beach, just a little off the beaten trail.” For a rollicking good time in the company of other football-loving brethren, regardless whether they bleed purple, orange or blue, a trip to Guava Beach might uncover just what you’re looking for on game day at a good ol’ San Diego beach bar. “We’ve got girls and guys, young and old, kids, everyone,” he said. “It’s just a rockin’ football crowd.” Guava Beach is located at 3714 Mission Blvd. Free parking is available just around the corner in the public lot at Santa Clara Place. For more information, visit www.guava-beach.com or call Minnesota Vikings fans cheer on their favorite team at their neighborhood watering hole at (858) 488-6688. Courtesy photo Guava Beach. beer and house wine and 25 percent-off all appetizers are deals that are hard to beat. Happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. The stakes will undoubtedly run high Tuesdays through Fridays and 4 p.m. as San Diego-born-and-raised co-owner to close on Mondays, meaning for the Ben Cseri’s Chargers take on Guava Monday night game, drink and food Beach manager Shawn Findley’s Denspecials will satisfy any range of cravver Broncos for the next Monday Night ings at rock-bottom prices. Football game at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 15. To see the teams go head-to-head Voted best happy hour on the beach while taking advantage of some great by San Diego’s Mojo Awards for two deals, grab your jerseys and catch the years running, Guava Beach’s halfaction at Guava Beach. priced cocktails, shots, draft and bottled — Mariko Lamb

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latest, as yet-untitled album, at the 710 Beach Club on Oct, 13. With its up-tempo beats, punk energy and horn section, Split Finger is the perfect party band, ready for a dance crowd or just someone looking for a good soundtrack to go with their night out. In many ways, the rock-reggae hybrid has become the sound of beachside San Diego and a good part of the music’s success locally is down to the crowds and good vibes put out by Split Finger. • Split Finger performs at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the 710 Beach Club, 710 Garnet Ave. 21 and up. www.710bc.com

LIVEMUSIC BY BART MENDOZA | BEACH & BAY PRESS The mystique of Ozzy Osbourne has been greatly diminished in the wake of his TV series and commercials with the likes of Donny Osmond, but there is no arguing that his music has stood the test of time. This accounts for the numerous tribute bands like Mr. Crowley, which performs at Brick by Brick on Oct. 12. Playing to packed houses, the group has a wealth of great songs to choose from, stretching back to Osbourne’s heyday fronting 1970s rock legend Black Sabbath, so fans can rest assured that on this night they’ll hear a set of Osbourne’s best-known tunes, from “Paranoid” to “Crazy Train,” played with the same manic energy as the original in his prime. • Mr. Crowley performs at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 21 and up. $12. www.brickbybrick.com

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Blues aficionados won’t want to miss guitarist Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers, performing at Tio Leo’s on Thursday, Oct. 18. Currently touring behind his new album, “What You Make of It,” James performs using homemade washboard guitars, giving his music a unique look, as well as sound. One of the lynchpins of San Diego’s blues scene, James’ versatility when it comes to blues music has made him a standard against which other players are measured, even backing renowned harmonica virtuoso James Harman. If you like the blues, you’ll love every second of a Nathan James show. • Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers perform at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Tio Leo’s, 5302 Napa St. 21 and up. Cover TBD. www.tioleos.com

Fans of modern rock will want to investigate the music of East of Sweden, which performs Oct. 12 at The Griffin. Heavy atmospheric guitars and melodic piano flourishes combine to make music that’s exhilarating and anthemic without falling into clichés, full of shout-a-long lyrics and instantly memorable hooks. Songs like “Faceless Crowd,” already favorites on local radio, prove that the band is stadium ready. All that’s needed is one lucky break to take them to the next level — the talent and songs are already there. • East of Sweden performs at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at The Griffin, 1310 Morena Blvd. 21 and up. $8. Rock and reggae combo Split Finwww.thegriffinsd.com ger hosts a CD-release party for its

Café-Bar Europa continues to highlight the best in local jazz with the addition of the Stefanie Schmitz Quartet to its monthly roster. Performing every second Sunday of the month, falling on Oct. 14 this go round, the band features Stefanie Schmitz on saxophone, Duke Allen on bass, Daniel Pryjmak on guitar and Tom Krajicek on drums. Best known for her work in Brazilian music, Schmitz plays a mix of standards and originals full of inventive arrangements and Latin rhythms. A multi-instrumentalist, Schmitz is a standout on percussion, drums, clarinet and saxophone, a woman clearly passionate about her music. Performing in numerous combos in addition to this quartet, anyone interested in jazz will find much to appreciate in the interplay between Schmitz and her musicians. • The Stefanie Schmitz Quartet performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Café-Bar Europa, 873 Turquoise St. 21 and up. No cover. www.theturquoise.com/wordpress

Swing dancing may not have the same cache it did a decade ago, but there is no shortage of people who still like to hit the dance floor to big-band tunes. Such is the case with High Society and the Sweethearts of Swing, who perform at Tango Del Rey on Oct. 19. While the music is pretty darn good, the real attraction here is the Sweethearts of Swing, fronted by Janet Hammer, who do a bang-up job of impersonating 1940s icons The Andrews Sisters. If you like vintage music, this night’s performance will be the next best thing to a time machine.

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Palacios assumes role as new Mission Bay High athletic director BY KEITH ANTIGIOVANNI | BEACH & BAY PRESS Mission Bay High School entered the 2012-13 academic calendar with new athletic director Jorge Palacios at the helm after predecessor Krista Allen resigned to take a new position at Patrick Henry High School in June. “I’ve been here at Mission Bay for 15 years as a coach and a teacher, so it seems like a natural fit for us,” Palacios said. Palacios takes over an athletic department that includes 22 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sports teams broken up into fall sports (football, girls’ volleyball, girls’ field hockey, boys’ water polo, girls’ tennis and cross country),

winter sports (girls’ basketball, girls’ water polo, girls’ soccer, wrestling, boys’ junior varsity soccer, varsity soccer, varsity basketball and boys’ JV basketball) and spring sports (badminton, baseball, boys’ tennis, boys’ volleyball, golf, softball, swimming, and track and field). In 2011-12, some of the Mission Bay High teams enjoyed a high level of success when the girls’ basketball team won the CIF championship, boys’ basketball lost by one point in the CIF championship game and girls’ soccer — coached by Palacios the past 10 years — posted an undefeated regular season. Palacios said he “absolutely” intends to continue as the MBHS girls’ soccer head coach.

Mission Bay athletic facilities will get a facelift in the near future when a new football field is put in next summer, along with the addition of an athletic trainer for all teams, not just for the football program. We think it is important to provide for our student/athletes,” Palacios said. Palacios also estimates that there are between 400 and 500 students involved with athletics at Mission Bay High this year out of a total enrollment of 1,550. There could be also lights added to the new football field, but the plans are still tentative. If it happens, however, Mission Bay could be hosting night football games for the first time since the 1970s.

Free surf contest for area kids set to hit waves Oct. 27 BY DON BALCH | BEACH & BAY PRESS Part of the appeal and popularity of surfing is that you can do it for free. Grab a swimsuit and surfboard and you’re in business all day, enjoying a free ride on the ocean waves. Now, thanks to San Diego Surf School, located at 4850 Cass St. in Pacific Beach, kids will also be able to compete in a fun surfing contest — for free. Registration is ongoing for the third annual San Diego Surf School Surf Contest set to take place on the waves off the end of Law Street in Pacific Beach on Saturday, Oct. 27. Plenty of prizes will be up for grabs when the event starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until around 4 p.m. “We wanted to give kids a chance to try out surfing competition and see if they like it,” said Andy Drum, manager of the San Diego Surf School. “A lot of families have supported us over the years and this is a great way for us to give back to the community. The event is getting bigger every year.” Surfboards and wetsuits will be provided if youngsters don’t have their own and organizers expect up to 200 young surfers to compete. Age divisions will include: Super Groms (5 to 7 years old), Groms (8-10), Youth (11-13) and Juniors (11-17). “The younger kids can have their parents assist them in the water,” said Drum. “We provide a stress-free atmosphere to make it really fun for everyone.” Prize raffles will be ongoing throughout the event, including Sun Diego gear and hats, T-shirts, bracelets, sunglasses and other items. Food will be donated by the French Gourmet restaurant, Einstein Bagels, Turquoise and Which Wich sandwich shop. Woodstock Pizza will award free pizza for a year to each division winner. “We enjoy holding this event to see kids take their surfing to the next level,”

Younger kids are allowed to have parents assist them in the water during the third annual San Diego Surf School Surf Contest at the end of Law Street on Oct. 27. Photo by Don Balch I Beach & Bay Press

Plenty of prizes will be up for grabs to youngsters competing in the surf contest on Oct. 27. Photo by Don Balch I Beach & Bay Press

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Community involvement is another area that Palacios said he wants to emphasize, by getting Pacific Beach residents, Mission Bay High alumni and former Mission Bay High teachers interested in coming to and supporting the school.

“Even though a lot of our kids are not from the area [today], we hope that the community can adopt them as their own to come out and support our teams for events like Homecoming, and also hopefully bringing back some former Mission Bay athletes,” Palacios said.

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MISSION BAY HIGH • Quarter 1 progress report grade distributions, Oct. 12. • PSAT for 10th — and 11thgraders, Oct. 17. • Mission Bay High School Tour, Oct. 18, 8 to 9:30 a.m., beginning in the front office. Learn about the international baccalaureate program and meet the IB coordinator, staff members and parents while learning about the many varied opportunities for your student in sports, technology, fine arts, the sciences and more. To find out more, call (858) 2731313, ext. 285. • Homecoming Football Game against La Jolla High, Oct. 19. The festivities and game start at 3 p.m. at the stadium. The MBHS Alumni Association sixth annual All Alumni Homecoming Celebration will host a VIP tent for all former MBHS students and faculty. Royalty will be crowned and players will be highlighted. • Homecoming Dance, Oct. 20 PB MIDDLE • The PBMS “Back to School Night” was a big success, with families enjoying a delicious dinner compliments of Phil’s BBQ and a busy night of visiting classrooms and meeting teachers. Thanks to Phil’s BBQ for sponsoring the dinner. • Help PBMS win $10,000. SDG&E is running a great contest for local middle schools with a chance to win $10,000. Sign up for the San Diego Energy Challenge by visiting www.sdenergychallenge.com and entering your SDG&E account num-

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We just recently SOLD: 1167 Opal St. 5004 Kate Sessions Way 1157 Van Nuys St.

$1,130,000 $1,735,000 $851,000

3Br/ 3.5 Ba unique condo just steps to shopping & restaurants. Master bedrom has huge walk in closet, fireplace and sun deck. Beautiful kitchen with Viking range and stainless appliances, granite counters & pass through to dining area. Attached 3 car garage, A/C & Solar Electricity.

Open Most Saturdays and Sunday 7520 Draper #1 La Jolla

And have 4 more homes in Escrow WE CAN SELL YOUR HOUSE TOO !!! Please give us a call at (619) 379-1194 for details and a market analysis of your property.

Looking of a Real Estate Professional? Whether you are Buying or Selling! Karen: 619-379-1194 • Mike: 619-384-8538 E-mail: PacificParadiseRealty@gmail.com Web: www.karen-mike.com

Please call me to Help to you make the Right Move. Assisting buyers and sellers for over 30-years. Contact me or go to my website beachpropertybrokers.com for a free market analysis or list of properties for sale.

David R. Hill-ReMax Coastal Properties 619-889-4455 DRE # 00631219

OPEN HOUSES LA JOLLA

Sat 12-3 Sun 1-4pm . .5632 Rutgers Road . . . . . . . .4BR/4BA . . . . . . .$1,719,000 . . . . David Mora 619-994-2438 / Charlie Hein 858-205-2310 Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . .7033 Via Estrada . . . . . . . . . .6BR/4BA . . . . . . .$2,995,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joe Graham • 858-735-4141 Sat 1-4pm . . . . . . . . . .553 Bonair Place . . . . . . . . . .3BR/3BA . . . . . . .$1,095,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ed Cabo & Gretchen Monak • 619-894-2111 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .3962 La Jolla Village Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$495,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maria Valencia • 619-888-8947 Sun 1-5pm . . . . . . . . .6846 Draper Ave. . . . . . . . . .3BR/3.5BA . . . . .$1,075,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Holland • 858-405-6442 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .1264 Nautilus St. . . . . . . . . .3BR/3BA . . . . . . .$1,199,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Reed Team • 858-456-1240 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .6571 Avenida Wilfredo . . . . .4BR/2BA . . . . . . .$1,350,000-$,550,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Schroedl • 858-459-0202 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .5646 Rutgers Rd. . . . . . . . . .3+BR/3.5BA . . . .$1,390,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barbara Leinenweber • 619-981-0002 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .5676 Taft Ave. . . . . . . . . . . .5BR/3BA . . . . . . .$1,675,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .373 Coast S #3 . . . . . . . . . . .2BR/2BA . . . . . . .$1,690,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Moira Tapia • 858-337-7269 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .6209 Beaumont Ave. . . . . . .4BR/4BA . . . . . . .$2,395,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carol Hernstad • 858-775-4473 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .1235 Olivet St. . . . . . . . . . . .5BR/3.5BA . . . . .$2,895,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Daniels Group • 858-361-5561 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . . . . .7010 Fairway Rd. . . . . . . . . .3BR/3.5BA . . . . .$3,295,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Noonan • 858-551-3302 PACIFIC BEACH / MISSION BEACH / CROWN POINT Sat & Sun 1-4pm . . . . .3947 Sequoia . . . . . . . . . . . .4BR/4BA . . . . . . .$799,000-$835,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathy Evans • 858-488-7355 Sat & Sun 11-4pm . . . .1265 Oliver Ave. . . . . . . . . . .4BR/3.5BA . . . . .$899,000-$934,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathy Evans • 858-488-7355 Sun 1-3pm . . . . . . . . .430 San Antonio Ave #1 . . . .2BR/2BA . . . . . . .$635,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Justin Salbato • 858-405-2405

FALL into fabulous Pacific Beach • Live on the cusp of the Braemar District, 2 blks to Bay, 4 to Oceanfront.

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Want a Great Affordable Haunt?? • Charming duplex in Pacific Beach, elevated high above the street. • Live in 1 - 2BR,1 Ba unit with separate laundry. • Rent 2nd 2 BR,1 Ba to help pay mortgage!! • Walk to shops, restaurants, 5 blks to the Bay at Crown Point Shores • Easy bike ride to oceanfront

POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH Sat & Sun 11-4pm . . . .3329 Yonge St. . . . . . . . . . . .3BR/2BA . . . . . . .$695,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sat & Sun 11-4pm . . . .920 Moana Dr. . . . . . . . . . . .3BR/3BA . . . . . . .$825,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sat & Sun 11-4pm . . . .3725 Southernwood Way . . .4BR/3.5BA . . . . .$995,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sat & Sun 11-4pm . . . .1353 Plum St. . . . . . . . . . . . .4BR/3.5BA . . . . .$1,195,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sat & Sun 11-4pm . . . .867 Harbor View Pl . . . . . . . .4BR/4.5BA . . . . .$2,650,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Realty • 619-852-8827

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One of a kind 3BR/3BA 1817 sf Twinhome in the heart of Pacific Beach! Looks like a mini-castle with dazzling brick, stone, stucco exterior. Lots of attention to detail including walnut travertine floors in a Versailles pattern, solid core interior doors with arched design, decorative baseboards, wood shutters, 2-sided fireplace, skylights, and more. Lush landscaping and stamped concrete patio with outdoor spa. 225sf roofdeck with views of the fireworks.

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Delightfully renovated 1500sf home located on the Crown Point peninsula. Enchanting outdoor living spaces including a 23X17 outdoor "living room" which sits under a large custom built gazebo with fireplace, slate floor, & built in bar with cabinetry. Rock waterfall graces the front yard/entrance.

4444 Mission Blvd San Diego, CA 92109 Phone: (619) 300-5032 DRE LIC #: 01440201 www.thinkbrian.com

www.803Toulon.com Luxurious Masterpiece in Mission Beach Incredible opportunity to own this luxurious masterpiece in the heart of Mission Beach! This one of a kind, detached property includes kitchen facilities on each of the three floors, Costa Verde Granite throughout, Thermadore and Fischer appliances, large flat screens, and surround sound systems on all three levels (including outdoor patios). The property is being sold fully furnished and would make a magnificent second home or high-end vacation rental. Major Reduction.

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Enjoy bay views from the roofdeck with attached penthouse room. Perfect for entertaining or a nice relaxing evening at home by the outdoor fireplace. 2 single family homes to choose from up to 2150sf, both are within 2 blocks to the bayfront and its miles of sandy beach and bike trail/walkway around the bay.

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$899,000-$929,000

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858-504-3263 DRE #01345168

3645 Bayside Walk

Stunning 3/3 remodeled townhouse 4/1, 1252 sq ft, large open backyard with only 2 blocks to the beach with an mature fruit trees only 4 blocks to the oversized 2 car garage, what more could ocean. Put into escrow in less than a day! you ask for?! Home features custom wood flooring, remodeled kitchen w/ stainless and granite and remodeled bathrooms with travertine.

Coastal contemporary & stunning bayfront! 1 of 2, this condo sits on the sand w/ 54' of bay frontage, has a total of 700 sq ft tiled terraces on 3 decks maximizes the breathtaking bay & sunrise vus. Designed by renowned architect Lew Dominy, this exquisite 2nd & 3rd level unit has been meticulously maintained & features the finest materials; granite, marble, hrdwd, floor-to-ceiling glass, gourmet kit, 2 car s/s gar + addl space. Sumptuous master w/ amazing bay vus & luxurious bath that feels like a spa.

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Beach & Bay Press, October 11th, 2012