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Preparations for a new sports center on the campus of Cal State University San Marcos are underway. Image courtesy Cal State University
Preparations underway for new sports center By Aaron Burgin
Christmas on Maple
Jackson, 2, gets the chance to meet Santa on Saturday during the Escondido Jaycees 64th Annual Christmas Parade and Christmas on Maple event. The free event filled Maple Street Plaza with activities for kids, lots of vendors and mail boxes to send letters to Santa. Photo by Tony Cagala
SAN MARCOS — On Monday, Cal State San Marcos Athletic Director Jennifer Milo tweeted a photo with an eight-word caption: “And the construction begins on the Sports Center!” Well, not exactly — but the preparations for
the start of construction of the Cougar Sports Center are underway, as crews began clearing the site of the 2,200-seat arena, which will be located adjacent to the current athletics department offices at the Clarke Field House and completed by August 2016. TURN TO SPORTS CENTER ON 16
Military veterans get sound healing while incarcerated By Tony Cagala
VISTA — The invisible intonations of the Tibetan sound bowls perforated the drab environs of the veterans detention unit. Yes, flags of each branch of service hung from one of the walls to add some decor, and on other walls, patriotic paintings added a sense of military brotherhood and color to the unit. Among the 30 or so inmates serving their time in this particular unit, most were taking in the sounds of the bowls — the healing properties of those intonations perhaps making their way into the invisible wounds of the men there. Diáne Mandle, a certified Tibetan Sound Bowl and Polarity Therapy healer, stood at the front of the unit leading the men in breathing exercises. “Stay with breath,” she said calmly, as they inhaled through the nose and exhaled out the mouth. Some of them rolled their eyes. Some snickered a little at the prospect of taking part in the meditation. But most of them had never meditated or heard the sound bowls before. And then Mandle struck two metallic cymbals together. From there she called on them to conjure up a memory of being a fearless, delighted child. For some, the tones helped to shed the immediate sense of where they were with the relaxation that was setting in. The sound bowls, Mandle explained afterwards, are tuned to the vibrational frequency of “Ohm,” — the sound of creation, the sound of perfection. “And our brain waves…entrain to that vibration, which is why people get relaxed so quickly,” she said. Since last year, Mandle began hosting two sessions every other Thursday at the veterans unit. She said she wasn’t surprised that most of them took up the opportunity to learn more about the meditation.
Diáne Mandle creates a tone from a Tibetan singing bowl for military veteran inmates at the Veterans Unit of the Vista Detention Facility. Mandle visits the facility every other week to help the inmates learn meditation techniques and get them see themselves in better light. Photo by Tony Cagala
“A lot of them have deep forgiveness issues that come from trauma of being overseas, but also the trauma of coming back and being on drugs, or doing some theft, or domestic violence or whatever they’ve done that got them into jail. “Some of them have PTSD, some of them don’t. But they are all very hungry for this kind of education,” she said. Of the 64 veterans that are currently incarcerated now at the facility, the main
goal is for these guys to change the way they think, change the way they live and never come back to jail again, said Glendon Morales, correctional counselor for the Sheriff’s Department and a retired Marine, who spent 24 years in the Corps. The charges that have brought the veterans to the facility range anywhere from DUIs to domestic violence, to drugs, Morales said. “Most of them are PTSD,” he said. “A
little more than half of them are combat vets.” “When they first come into jail they always have an attitude, they’re thinking survival,” said Morales. Yet, for the year spanning Nov. 1, 2013 to November 2014, Morales said they’ve only had four veterans return to jail. And only one with a new charge, the others TURN TO VETERANS ON 16
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Palomar College officials break ground for the new Early Childhood Education Lab School on Dec. 5. Standing, with white hard hats, along with children and staff members from the existing Child Development Center are, from left, Palomar Community College District Governing Board Trustee Nancy Chadwick, Governing Board President Paul McNamara, Vice President John Halcón, Trustee Mark Evilsizer, and Palomar College Superintendent/President Robert P. Deegan. The new 70,000-square-foot facility will include three buildings, housing seven classrooms along with offices and other designated rooms; plus five play yards. Courtesy photo
Palomar College breaks ground on new facility By Aaron Burgin
SAN MARCOS — A month after Palomar College officials celebrated the completion of a major piece of its $644 million building campaign, the same officials broke ground on the next projected funded by Proposition M. Officials celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the college’s new Early Childhood Education Lab School, formerly known as the child
development center. The three-building facility, slated for the north side of the 200-acre campus, will house 123 students and staff when completed in 2017. The 70,000 square-foot facility will include three buildings, housing seven classrooms, offices and other rooms, five play yards with slides, tunnels, bridges, climbing ramps and other areas. The current center
serves 100 pupils from ages 18 months to kindergarten. School officials only recently expanded the offerings to include a transitional kindergarten and kindergarten program in September, and there is already a waiting list for the programs. Almost all of the families served by the center received subsidized services, with the amount of subsidy based on income level. College officials said
the groundbreaking marks the beginning of the end of the Prop. M building campaign. The proposition, which voters approved in 2006, has already resulted in several major milestones on campus, including a brand new health science building, the renovation of the school’s theater, a brand new student center and the humanities building, which was completed during the fall.
REGION — North County is working to help the homeless. A Winter Shelter committee meeting will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at Operation Hope, 859 E. Vista Way, Vista. The North County Food Policy Council will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Jan. 15, at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. The Behavioral Health Alliance will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at Interfaith Community Services, 425 Date St., Escondido. Visit regionalsolutions.net for more information. Volunteers are also wanted for the Jan. 23 Point-in-Time Count. The Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) is collaborating with local community groups throughout San Diego County to conduct the annual Point-inTime Homeless Count, known as WeALLCount. WeALLCount enables the region to better understand the scope, impact and potential solutions to homelessness; and empowers the community to qualify for funding that is essential to addressing the issue. Communities across the country will be conducting similar events
during the last 10 days of January. Visit rtfhsd.org/ home-weallcount/ to get information on becoming a volunteer. Food services, health services, or a senior center in North County can be found by calling 2-1-1 or at 211sandiego.org/northcountyresources, connecting to San Diego County resources. The Alliance for Regional Solutions and Institute for Public Health at SDSU created the “Hunger Free North County” manual resource guide to provide detailed information on food resources and services in North County. Since then, 2-1-1 has created a searchable online portal for the resource guide that includes up-to-date information on food resources including farmer’s markets, hot meals and food pantries available in North County San Diego. The North County Food Resource Portal can be found at 211sandiego. org/northcounty .
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Delightful, good for you, and tasty - something everyone in the family can enjoy. And CACafe not only does right by you - the company donates resources from every product sold to fight world hunger and support sustainable coconut crop development worldwide. Actor Dustin Hoffman once said “The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.” Maybe he was onto something. Made with real coconut, premium coffee, cocoa, and green tea, CACafe's patented products were created to deliciously improve your body’s defenses, heart and digestive health, as well as assisting with weight control. The coconut coffee is available at Costco San Marcos (725 center drive, san marcos, CA 92069), Costco Carlsbad (951 palomar airport rd, carlsbad, CA 92009), and Costco Lake Elsinore (29315 central ave, lake elsinore, CA 92532). To find out more, visit www.CACafe.com.
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Coaster booze ban: the wrong approach By Vince Vasquez
‘Disclose act’ still a must, has a change in 2015 California Focus By Thomas D. Elias If there’s one main reason for the distrust many Californians feel for government and elected officials at all levels, it may be the way special interests regularly pour millions of dollars into election campaigns while managing to mask or obscure their identities. A major example last year was Proposition 45, voted down by a 59-41 percent margin even though it led by about that same amount in polls taken before the campaign began. The measure aimed to regulate health insurance premiums just like car insurance and property coverage prices. It was done in by a $55 million ad campaign whose TV commercials blared in large print that the measure was opposed by the California Medical Assn., the American Nurses Assn. of California and the California Hospital Assn.” The end of the ads also contained fine print and sotto voce statements that they were paid for by Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield, the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross, and HealthNet. The result made it clear almost no one got beyond the large print, which was enough to turn around about 1 million voters. The question: What if the insurance company names had been in large print, present throughout the ad? Would voters then have been more likely to disregard the insurance lobby’s message? No one knows, but consumer advocates and others who object to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision allowing unlimited corporate money into politics think it might have. Enter the “Disclose Act,” a proposed California law first advanced more than four years ago by then-Assemblywoman Julia Brown-
ley of Ventura County, now a Democratic congresswoman. This would require all political ads to show in large letters their top three actual funders, rather than other groups that sometimes have misleading names. Each year since Brownley first sponsored it, the Disclose Act has come a bit closer to passage, losing only narrowly last year. It will be back again in the new legislative session, even though lawmakers took
time for the Legislature to do something major about the deception that commonly accompanies huge donations in California politics. Using large print at the start of ads to disclose their key funders, rather than small print at the end, would surely be more effective in warning voters about bias in commercials. Similar rules would also benefit print, radio, Internet and billboard ads. That’s because the need for transparency allowing
Each year since Brownley first sponsored it, the Disclose Act has come a bit closer to passage, losing only narrowly last year. a slight step in the right direction last spring, separately passing one small Disclose Act portion. That one now requires disclosure of large donations from nonprofits and other so-called multi-purpose organizations and for the state Fair Political Practices Commission to post on the Internet the names of the top 10 donors to any candidate or initiative campaign. This measure was a reaction to the influx of $15 million from Arizona-based conservative groups to fight the 2012 Proposition 30 and push for an anti-union measure on the same ballot. Prop. 30, a tax measure, passed anyway has been a lynchpin of Gov. Jerry Brown’s efforts to balance the state budget. But the top 10 lists are not enough. For the most part, their information was already available to anyone who cared enough to scroll through the California secretary of state’s website and do a little addition. Merely putting the information online also doesn’t mean many voters will see it. How many will take the time and energy to look? All this makes it high
voters to peer through the veil of anonymity many campaign donors try to hide behind is more pressing today than ever, thanks to the huge quantities of cash corporations can now employ with little chance of garnering bad publicity. This makes the Disclose Act the single most important piece of legislation of 2015, for nothing so sullies politics as the way big money is consistently deployed and masked. Other open government bills will surely be on the new session’s docket, but if this one passes, California voters could become the best informed in the nation. And it if happens here, count on it being imitated widely, just like other California laws from the Proposition 13 tax cuts to the Proposition 15 loosening of marijuana prohibitions. Elias is author of the current book “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” now available in an updated third edition. His email address is tdelias@ aol.com
The North County Transit District (NCTD) is scheduled to vote this month on a proposal to ban all alcoholic beverages from Coaster trains. A closer look reveals that the ban is an excessive and overreaching solution for a narrowly-defined public safety problem. This is not the first time this issue has been raised. Last year, NCTD staff and transit enforcement officials cited excessive alcohol consumption as a problem, contributing to train crowding, fights, noise, littering, and underage drinking, particularly during the baseball season. In response, a total alcohol ban on Coaster trains was proposed, but was quickly tabled after the NCTD received “robust public feedback” on the issue, including a U-T San Diego editorial which denounced the proposal as “overkill.” The current proposal would rescind NCTD’s alcohol policy, “Ordinance No. 2,” which allows open containers and alcohol consumption on trains until 9 p.m. In their recommendation for rescinding Ordinance No. 2, District staff state that “NCTD’s most compelling concern remains the attendant liability and risk to passengers
and crew associated with the safety concerns created by consumption of alcohol on board COASTER.” The proposal follows a Board evaluation of the recent “Civility Rules” public awareness campaign on Coaster trains, as well as increased transit enforcement. As a Coaster rider, I understand the concerns for public safety. Still, a total alcohol ban is an extreme approach to addressing alcohol-related misconduct. It ignores the fact that most alcohol consumption does not result in intoxication or misconduct. It penalizes responsible adults who occasionally enjoy a beer or glass of wine on board. Complaints about misconduct aren’t likely to end with a ban — NCTD data reveals that alcohol-related incidents still occur on District buses and light rail trains, where alcohol bans are already in place. Reasonable alternatives can be effective in preventing unwanted incidents. For example, Amtrak’s alcohol policy prohibits private stock alcohol consumption while allowing beer and wine sales on trains. This approach allows Amtrak to limit public alcohol consumption, pre-
vent underage drinking (IDs are checked at the time of sale) and stop public intoxication (it is illegal to serve intoxicated individuals). Trash and littering are also curbed, as passengers aren’t allowed to bring their own beer or wine bottles on board for consumption. The Coaster will always be an important transit option for many San Diego residents, who in addition to commuting, want to attend special events, concerts, and nightlife responsibly. It helps keep intoxicated drivers off the road, protecting our public safety. Young, loud crowds will undoubtedly still be taking Coaster trains in the evening hours, regardless if the ban passes. The better approach is to make on board alcohol consumption manageable under current transit enforcement staffing levels. Adopting the Amtrak policy would ensure this. Addressing safety concerns with a more measured approach can help NCTD manage transit enforcement better, while also protecting the personal freedoms of responsible adults on board. Vince Vasquez is a Carlsbad resident.
Letters to the Editor Cost to vote Last Monday notice was given that the Del Mar City Council would interrupt their August vacation to hold a special meeting on Wednesday to vote to cancel the Del Mar Citizens’ right to vote in November for the election of two councilmen for the
next term! And appoint the two instead! The reason being to save the $7,000 to $9,000 cost to hold the election. What a cheap price for the citizens’ right to vote! And, if 2,000 citizens would have voted in November, the two appointed councilmembers wouldn’t
know whether they had the approval and support of 2,000 Del Mar voters, or 50! What other citizens’ rights will be ignored during the next council term? Ralph Peck, Del Mar
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Paul Dziuban, far right, with volunteers on Tuesday help wrap gifts at the San Marcos Senior Center. The gifts will be distributed to needy seniors through a program called Be a Santa to a Senior. Photos by Tony Cagala
Santas get into spirit for seniors By Tony Cagala
SAN MARCOS — Holiday tunes and the sounds of presents being wrapped filled the walls of the San Marcos Senior Center on Tuesday. Volunteers looked to be having as good a time as the amount of good the presents being wrapped will bring to the seniors that receive them. The room full of volunteers were taking part in a community-wide gift-wrapping party for the annual Be a Santa to a Senior program. The program, which happens throughout North America, gathers gifts from the public and businesses and distributes them to seniors that are alone. Paul Dziuban, franchise owner of the Home Instead Senior Care in Vista, which allows seniors to age in place, has been participating in the program for the past nine years. It’s for those lonely, needy seniors, explained Dziuban. By getting them something, it helps to brighten their holiday, he added. Since they started the program, the communities, Dziuban said, have embraced it. Starting after Thanksgiving, the gifts started to pour in at local Walmart
Nikki Lee, left, activity director of Life House, takes part in the ninth annual Be a Santa to a Senior program on Tuesday.
City of San Marcos employee Buck Martin at the Be a Santa to a Senior event. Fauzia McClure wraps presents.
stores and the final donations were collected just a few days ago. According to Home Instead Senior Care, they’ve
collected and distributed 1.2 million gifts to more than 700,000 seniors. The gifts being wrapped on Tuesday will be going to seniors throughout North County.
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Nutritional rules are declared null and void small talk jean gillette
n case you missed the pronouncement, let me give you the official word. As of Dec. 1 and through at least Jan. 4, all nutritional rules and regulations have been temporarily declared null and void. I spent one brief portion of one Christmas vacation, perhaps 12 or 13 years ago, trying to get my children to sustain some form of culinary normalcy during this season, with vegetables and regular meals and a minimum of sweets. Unfortunately, as I dished up their fare, I generally had a mouth full of fudge, which tended to send them very confusing signals. Shortly thereafter, I realized that I had spent every pre- and post-Christmas of my life munching on goodies and I still have all my teeth. Hence, I threw up my hands and surrendered to perhaps the greatest joy of the season. My eyes may be wide with a permanent sugar buzz but I am armed and ready for the cookie exchange. From the first office party, to the final plate of cookies delivered by generous friends, I may be able to avoid going near the stove completely. Now that’s a holiday, baby. Come on, now. Don’t look so horrified. I believe we need to take a closer look at the nutritional content of our steady diet this time of year. The nightly shopping runs may have to include some fast food, since time is sparse. From there, we all know that leftover pizza for breakfast has produced a host of Phi Beta Kappa’s, so you can’t go
wrong with that. Somewhere in the day, we may consume several healthy, fiber-filled servings of nuts, surrounded by chocolate maybe, but nuts just the same. And don’t forget we have gotten at least an apple a day in all the mulled cider we are downing. That cold cuts platter was downright slimming and I’m confident I got plenty of greens in that yummy zucchini bread. Can anyone truly question that six or eight oatmeal cookies are as good as a bowl of hot porridge? If you slip in some raisins or cranberries, you’ve got those servings of fruit completely taken care of. Although our grazing has included enough butter and sugar to seal our veins completely shut, there was protein-filled hardboiled egg around that cream cheese and there had to be some in the caviar that topped it all. I also see a ton of vitamins in that shrimp cocktail sauce and that bowl of salsa. Wait. I believe I actually drank some milk with several of my cookies. Now that does a body good, eh? And if you missed your calcium in that, just double up on the egg nog. We won’t be so silly as to defend New Year’s Eve champagne as a source of nutrition, but throw a little orange juice in there and, voila, a mimosa with your daily dose of vitamin C. Richard Simmons, eat your heart out. No wait. That’s us. Well, OK, Richard. Just get back to me next week when I have to doff my sweat pants and try to buckle a belt again. Right now I submit that man cannot live by shortbread alone, but I’m willing to try. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer and happy holiday snacker. You can contact her at jgillette@ coastnewsgroup.
The night helicopters aren’t used often, San Diego Fire Rescue Chief of Air Operations Chris Heiser said, but they are now available for easier access to the entire county. Courtesy photo
Night-flying helicopters more readily available to county By Ellen Wright
R E G ION — O f f ic i a l s from the City of San Diego have partnered with the county to offer two helicopters with night flying capabilities for use throughout the county, including the 17 unincorporated areas. The city’s Bell 212 and Bell 412EP are the only firefighting and rescue helicopters in the city that can fly at night. “The new city-county partnership to extend night flights to all corners of our region is great news for residents and builds on our efforts to bolster fire protection,” San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said. The agreement between the city and county has been in effect since Dec. 1 and is good through June 30, 2016 with the op-
tion of a five-year extension. The city will respond to requests from the county and local agencies to provide use of the night flying helicopters, when available. The county will reimburse the city for use and staff hours. The Bell 212 costs about $3,700 an hour to fly and the Bell 412EP costs
cooperatively to improve emergency response capabilities before disaster strikes.” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer agreed. “When a wildfire comes we have to be focused on results and saving lives, not jurisdictional boundaries drawn on a map,” Faulconer said. “That’s why the city and
Expanding access to nightflying helicopters is our newest tool to protect residents and keep our region on the cutting edge of public safety.” Ron Roberts San Diego County Supervisor
about $5,000 an hour. “Expanding access to night-flying helicopters is our newest tool to protect residents and keep our region on the cutting edge of public safety,” said County Supervisor Ron Roberts. “This agreement worked out with Mayor Faulconer is the latest example of how the county and the city of San Diego are working tirelessly and
county are embarking on a new level of cooperation to make sure our region is as prepared as possible for whatever comes our way.” Since 2003, the county has spent more than $317 million on improvements towards fire fighting, including developmental training for staff, a regional emergency app and technology improvements. According to San Di-
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ego Fire Rescue Chief of Air Operations Chris Heiser, the same staff will still be used on the helicopters, which are equipped with night vision goggles. It takes almost as long as regular training to train a firefighter to use the night helicopters, Chief Heiser said. The helicopters can do all of the same rescue and firefighting missions, including aerial firefighting, reconnaissance missions and hoist operations, according to Heiser. “We have to do a complete duplication of all our training in that night environment using the night vision goggle system and the coordination it takes to effectively do those operations,” Heiser said. He said that the agreement doesn’t change much, since the county already had access to the helicopters but it does provide a mechanism for reimbursement “In one sense, it’s nothing that we weren’t already doing. This just really provides the structure that allows for reimbursement and also helps facilitate a rapid response to the resource outside of the city,” Heiser said.
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Rivers tells Chargers fans Chargers facing ‘biggest game’ of season to don’t stop believing sports talk By Tony Cagala
jay paris When the lights go down in the city on Saturday, will the Chargers still be relevant? San Diego’s journey brings them to San Francisco this weekend, or close to it. The Chargers tangle with the San Francisco 49ers of Santa Clara and yes, not many long for chilly Candlestick Park, either. But the question is if Mike McCoy, the Chargers’ ol’ ball coach, can light a fire under his fading team? Two straight road losses at Qualcomm Stadium — what, you didn’t notice the Patriots and Broncos fans planting their flags? — has the Chargers teetering on elimination. What once was a 5-1 team, thanks to kicking sand on the NFL’s weaklings, is now a squad not certain about January. What once was a slam dunk spot in the Super Bowl tournament is now a postseason invitation more tenuous that Carlos Quentin’s knees. Speaking of grumpy, we bring you McCoy and is there anyone lucky enough to work in San Diego smiling less? No, but that’s not really a big deal. What is is the Chargers’ sprint to the finish resembling an old jalopy sputtering to get into drive. But McCoy’s got his mitts on the wheel and he all but raised his right hand and swore his Bolts aren’t toast. “We’ll bounce back,’’ McCoy stressed. “I promise you, we’ll bounce back. We’ve got good leaders on this football team.’’ The Charger faithful would be more confident if one of those leaders was a running back. San Diego is the land of sunshine but it’s running game is stuck in the muck. Against the Broncos, just 56 yards were collected on the down low. Congrats, men, that’s 3 more yards than the previous week. Without a running attack, too much is falling on an ailing Philip Rivers. The quarterback has rib issues or is it his back? Chest? “The opposing defenses in the last two weeks have been the two biggest reasons,’’ Rivers said of the Chargers’ offensive woes. We second that as New England and Denver manhandled the Chargers. In each game the locals scored but one touchdown, and that won’t win many NFL games
“I just think it’s a two-game stretch against the top two teams in the conference,’’ Rivers said. “We’re not in their company yet.’’ Can’t argue with Rivers that the Patriots and Broncos are the big dogs on the AFC porch. But actually the Chargers have notched a touchdown just once in four of their past six games. It only seems like the end zone is strung with barbed wire when the Chargers (8-6) get close. But Rivers is the ultimate optimist. Despite a ground game that gets ground up and spit out, Rivers said it’s not too late. “You’re sitting here with two weeks to go and we’re right in it,’’ Rivers said. “We’re as much in it right now as we were last year, probably in a better position.’’ Sounds strange, but No. 17 is correct. The Chargers were 7-7 at this juncture in 2013 and still made the playoffs. But they did so by winning four straight and riding running back Ryan Mathews with vengeance. No one rushed for more yards than Mathews last December. As the weather turned nasty, the Chargers went macho: stick the ball in Mathews’ gut and get out of the way. Love that approach. Love it when Mathews gives the Chargers a physical presence. Love to see Mathews play again and when that happens, nobody knows. Mathews missed Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. The Chargers’ fingers are crossed he goes in Silicon Valley to give the offense some bite. “We’ve got to do a better job as an entire football team to find a way to win,’’ McCoy said. “We’re in it together.’’ Not sure if he was referring to the adage that misery loves company. But the Chargers need to return from the Bay Area with more than a loaf of sourdough bread and a cable car trinket. They need to leave it all in San Francisco, not just their heart. As the AFC’s No. 8 seed, they’re two spots shy of the playoffs. After two stinkers, the Chargers likely need to win out and hope others don’t. Otherwise, they’ll be packing it for the offseason. “Every game is a must-win at this point, and to us, the playoffs start this week,’’ tight end Antonio Gates said. “We have to take care of business come this Saturday and we’ll see how it goes.’’ Contact Jay Paris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at jparis_sports and at mighty1090.com
SAN DIEGO — One day after the Chargers lost another pivotal game that could have helped lead them into the postseason, head coach Mike McCoy summed up Sunday’s 22-10 loss to the Denver Broncos as having “too many missed opportunities as a football team.” “When you play a team like the Denver Broncos…you got to capitalize on every opportunity and every possession. Every time you have the football, it’s critical you do good things with it,” he said. But McCoy’s already talking about moving on from the loss, which San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy has taken the team out of assured says Saturday’s game against the San Franpostseason play. cisco 49ers is the “biggest game of the year.” He was critical of the lack of pro- Photo by Tony Cagala
duction from the offense, but gave credit to the Chargers’ defense, especially against third down plays and halting the Broncos’ surging offense in the red zone. “That’s a good offense,” McCoy said of the Broncos. “And a lot of talented players and a great quarterback, so that’s all part of the game. But when you play red area defense the way our defense has been playing the past couple of weeks, we should be winning these football games.” Fourth year veteran defensive tackle Corey Liuget expressed some frustration over the lack of winning games where the defense has put up solid efforts. “It is frustrating to play a pretty TURN TO CHARGERS ON 8
Prestigious basketball tourney returns to TPHS By Aaron Burgin
REGION — Every year since 1990, throngs of basketball players, coaches, scouts and avid hoops fans have converged on Torrey Pines High School for one of the most prestigious high school basketball tournaments in the nation. This year, the tournament’s 25th installment, is no different, as the Under Armour Holiday Classic will again give San Diegans a chance to see some of the nation’s best prep basketball teams — and potentially a future NCAA or NBA star or two. The tournament runs Dec. 26 through Dec. 30, with no games being played Dec. 28. Over the years, tournament-goers have seen NBA stars Klay Thompson, DeMar DeRozan, Russell Westbrook, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Jennings, Michael Kidd-Gillchrist and Brandon Jenning before they became stars. The five-division tournament is actually played at multiple sites, with Torrey Pines High School playing host to the prestigious “National Division,” reserved for the field’s 16 top-tier teams. This year, the National Division boasts four out-ofstate teams, nine non-San Diego teams and three of the top local teams. La Costa Canyon will host the second division, dubbed the “American Division”; Santa Fe Christian hosts the “Senators
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prospect in the nation in the 2016 class, according to ESPN. Ferguson, who has won two gold medals playing for Team USA’s U16 and U17 teams, has received basketball scholarship offers from more than two-dozen colleges, including the University of Arizona, the University of Louisville and Kansas University. Ferguson is not the only talented player on Prime Prep’s roster. Fellow junior Mark Vital, a 6-foot5 forward, has already committed to play basket-
ball at Baylor University. Prime Prep’s addition to the tournament field was somewhat of a surprise due to the school’s complicated and controversial status. The Texas Education Agency voted over the summer to revoke the school’s public charter, which would force it to shut down. Prime Prep officials have appealed that decision, which has allowed the school to remain open until it exhausts its appeal options or the agency reTURN TO TOURNEY ON 8
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good game defensively, and do a pretty good job against one of the best offenses and one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now. I wish the results were different, but it is what it is,”
he said. Liuget credited defensive coordinator John Pagano and the defensive coaches with changing the mindset of their unit, including improving communications and the team better understanding the schemes in place.
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McCoy was questioned over the gap of talent between the elite teams as the New England Patriots and Broncos to where the Chargers are. “I honestly believe we can beat any team in this league,” McCoy said. “I think any team in this league can beat any team. It’s been proven in the history of the NFL. I think when you play good football teams…you got to do, against the really good teams, you’ve got to make the most of every possession in all phases,” he said. It comes down to not giving the other team extra opportunities, he added. “There’s a reason why
they’re at the top,” McCoy said. “They’re good teams, they’re well-coached; they don’t make the critical mistakes at the critical times.” Had the Chargers made one or two plays that game McCoy said they could’ve won that game. “We didn’t make them.” Donald Butler was placed on the injured reserve list with a dislocated elbow, ending his season. McCoy wouldn’t say that it was caused directly by Peyton Manning’s block while trying to score in the red zone, but only that it happened during that play. “I don’t think Peyton caused it,” McCoy said. And on Tuesday it was
announced that wide receiver Keenan Allen suffered a broken collarbone and injury to his ankle. The team’s leading receiver isn’t expected to play against the San Francisco 49ers. It’ll be a short turnaround for the Chargers this week as they prepare for the 49ers this Saturday. “We’ve lost two tough games,” McCoy said. “And I think that with the leadership and the veterans on our football team — I told them after the game… ‘We don’t have any time to worry. That’s over with. You got to move on.’” McCoy knows the importance of Saturday’s game, calling it the “big-
gest game of the year.” “We got to win this one,” he said. On another note, the Chargers’ Special Counsel Mark Fabiana issued a statement on Tuesday saying that the organization would not exercise their lease termination clause with the city. “The team will not be exercising the lease termination clause and will keep working to find a publicly acceptable way to build a Super-Bowl quality stadium in San Diego,” the statement read. The team has been eligible to terminate their lease at Qualcomm Stadium since 2007.
top guard-forward duos, Kyle Foreman (signed to Boston University) and Gunther Klimes (verbally committed to Army); and Thomas Jefferson High of New York, which has junior point guard Shamorie Ponds, who already holds offers from several Division 1 universities, including Fordham University. Among the field of nonSan Diego teams, Redondo Union and Corona Centennial arrive as the most heralded. The Sea Hawks, coached by Reggie Morris, boasts no fewer than seven players receiving interest from Division 1 schools, including Billy Preston, widely considered one of the nation’s top sophomore players. Preston, a transfer from Beckman High in Irvine, averages 15.4 points
and 6.2 rebounds per game. He is flanked by junior guard Leland Green, who leads the team in scoring at 16.4 points per game. Corona Centennial counters with senior point guard Sedrick Barefield, who has signed his national letter of intent with Southern Methodist University. Barefield is one of the state’s top guards, regardless of grade. The Huskies, ranked No. 20 in the nation by Maxpreps, also boast another Division 1 signee in the backcourt, Cal State Fullerton-bound Kahlil Ahmad, one of the state’s most improved players. Corona Centennial’s frontcourt is also loaded, with senior stalwart Kyle Hamilton, and underclassmen Jalen Hill and Ike Anigbougu, two of the most coveted players in their respective
grades. The other California teams are Fairfax, Westchester, Windward, defending champion Loyola, Santa Monica, Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary and Lawndale, each of which bring talented teams to the table. “San Diego State fans will want to see Brodricks Jones, a 6-9 power forward from Lawndale, who is headed to State next season,” he said. “And Windward has a freshman named Shareef O’Neal, the son of Shaquille O’Neal, which is pretty cool.” The local trio of teams include three of the region’s top teams, headlined by La Costa Canyon, which has a trio of players signed with Division 1 schools - Travis Fuller, Tommy McCarthy
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verses its decision. Additionally, most prep schools are not allowed to play in California Interscholastic Federation-sanctioned events such as the Holiday Classic because of a statewide prohibition of CIF teams playing opponents not affiliated with the National Federation of High Schools. Prime Prep, however, is a public charter school, and thus can participate in the tournament, Olive said. Other out-of-state teams in the National Division include The Patrick School in New Jersey, which boasts junior point guard Bryce Aiken, who starred in the tournament last year; Bellevue (WA), which has one of the state’s
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Dermacare puts focus on how our skin’s color changes The aging face has three basic changes: volume loss, collagen loss and color changes. A lot has been made of the use of fillers such as Juvederm, or fat to replace age-related volume loss. We have previously written about using topical creams, chemical peels and lasers for the restoration of collagen loss, but this month I want to focus on the color changes that we see in the face and what we can do about them. Like collagen, the three basic modalities for treatment are topical creams, chemical peels and laser. What makes the three color changes in the face particularly annoying is that most of these changes are “spotty” in nature. What we like to see is smooth, even skin. White, red and brown spots mess this up. Before we consider the benign color changes, a quick word about cancer. Melanoma is scary — any spots that are changing or look significantly different than other spots need to be evaluated for malignancy. Now let’s consider white spots. There’s a common reason for white spots include, vitaligo, hypomalanoisis and scars. The only treatable cause
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DEC. 19 STORY OF COOKIES The San Diego County Library is hosting a “12 Days of Cookies” initiative that invites bakers of all ages to submit photos of cookies created with recipes from a library book, for a chance to win a $50 gift card. All submissions will be featured at sdcl.org. Submissions will be accepted through Dec. 21 at sdcl.org/cookies. Visit sdcl. org/holiday-events.html to see a full list of events happening in December. TALES OF POINSETTIA Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. throughout December, drop by the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. For information, visit sdheritage.org or (760) 632-9711. SENIOR CELEBRATIONS The city of San Marcos offers a month full of Se-
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and Brady Twombly. Perhaps the most talented of the local players is junior forward TJ Leaf of Foothills Christian, who recently verbally committed to the University of Arizona. The host team, Torrey Pines, has an experienced roster that includes senior guards Dominic Hovasse, Timmy Saunders and Marek Sullivan. But the basketball action does not stop at Tor-
The before (photo above) and after (right) show how “spots” on our face can be remedied at Dermacare. Call (858) 487-3376 for information.
is a fungal infection called tinea versicolor. Unfortunately, for most of those unwanted white spots there is no good treatment. Sunscreen and make-up are the mainstays of treatment. Sunscreen won’t actually help the white; it just reduces the contrast between the patch and the normal skin. Red in the skin consists of two basic problems-distinct vessels and rosacea. There are four stages of rosacea, which can range from “rosy” cheeks to severe acne
forms of rosacea. Topical creams can help for mild pinkness to the cheeks, products containing caffeine will temporarily reduce the redness and for more severe forms of rosacea, topical and oral antibiotics are sometime helpful. Chemical peels and microdermabrasions generally are not helpful. This leaves lasers, which really are the best treatments for reds in the face. Broken capillaries and vessels respond very well to our “YAG”
nior Center events at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Ave. Enjoy lunch daily at 11:30 p.m. including “A Holiday Surprise” black tie luncheon at 10:45 a.m. Dec.19, a craft fair Dec. 17 or ballroom dancing lessons by Mel Carrillo at 1 p.m. and a holiday dance from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 18. For more information, call (760) 744-5535, ext. 3606. MEET PEBBLES A rescued teacup piglet, named Pebbles, will host the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s annual Frosty Farm event. The event continues from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 at the center’s Education Building, 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe. Cost is $20 per child and $9 per adult. Photos with Santa and his “mini-horse” reindeer, cookie decorating, craft-making, faux snow, face painting, a photo booth and hot chocolate. For reservations and information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 756-4117 ext. 318.
The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association will host a visit with Santa Claus from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20 in The Lumberyard Courtyard on South Coast Highway 101 and H Street, Encinitas. Participants will receive free digital photos courtesy of Shadow Catcher Imagery. Prints will also be available to order. BRISK HISTORY The Encinitas Historical Society will give a history walk on Dec. 20. Meet at 10:30 A.M. at the 1883 Schoolhouse located at 390 West F St., (at 7th Street and 4th Street) The Walk will conclude at noon. For further questions call (760) 753-5726. Threat of rain will cancel the program. FLAMENCO FLING Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes and flamenco singer Jose Anillo, with guitarist Bobby de Sofia, will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad. Tickets are $23 at brownpapertickets. com
laser in one to three treatments. For diffusing redness, there are two lasers that help, IPL’s or “Photofacial’s” and the Genesis. With more severe symptoms the combination of the two lasers works the best. These lasers are effective, have minimal discomfort and have no down time associated with them. The last and most common color change that we have to deal with is brown spots. There are several causes of these spots and books can be written on the variety.
Carlsbad needs volunteers for its spring 2015 season. Duties include conducting walking children’s tours. Training will be provided in January for tours being given from March 15 through April 30. Tours are normally Tuesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Volunteers must like flowers and enjoy working with children and being outdoors. Experience is not required. For more information, contact Joni Miringoff, at (760) 9309123, ext. 118. NEW NURSING PROGRAM An information session will be held on the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (at California State University San Marcos from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in Building 101, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos All applications received now will be considered for admission. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University San Marcos. Completion of DEC. 21 DEC. 20 BE A FLOWER DO- the degree program enables HERE COMES SANTA CENT The Flower Fields in individuals to sit for the
rey Pines. Olive said the tournament committee received 28 requests to play in the 16-team national field, which means that 12 other high-level teams would be playing in the lower divisions. In other words, the talent runs deep: Each of the American Division teams has at least one Division 1 basketball prospect on its team, headlined by Kendall Small, a point guard from Lakewood Mayfair High School, who is already signed to play at the University of Oregon.
“Isn’t that amazing, it’s absolutely amazing when you think about it,” Olive said. “What that does is that it has a ripple effect of everyone moving down to a division and the talent is at quite a high level.” In the Senator’s Division, fans will get a chance to see Mater Dei Catholic sophomore guard Jaylen Hands, who emerged onto the national recruiting scene during last season’s tournament when his team won the American Division championship. Hands received his first scholarship
offer — from the University of Southern California — that weekend. He now boasts several offers, including the UCLA and Arizona. The Governor’s Division has no fewer than two high-level talents, including Poway senior sharpshooter Dalton Soffer, who is signed with Seton Hall University, and Brandon Smith of Santa Ana Godinez Fundamental School, who is signed with UC Irvine. “It is amazing the number of outstanding players
Sun-induced changes such as freckles, solor-lentigenes and common moles make up the majority of these spots. The other problem is melasma. The first step in treating brown spots is prevention. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Hats and clothes also prevent the formation and progression of pigment-related problems. It’s OK to enjoy our beautiful San Diego weather, but always protect yourself. The next things to consider are topical agents. These products, often referred to as
“bleaching agents,” don’t actual remove the pigment, but they block the production of new pigment. It will take two to three months for the skin to remove the pigment, so be patient for the results. My favorite is hydroquinone. This product has been used for over 20 years and has been shown to be very safe in humans (you may be out of luck if you are a lab rat). Exfoliating procedures, such as microdermabrasions and peels will also help with reduction of dark pigment in the skin. Finally, there are lasers that I find to be the best treatment for brown spots. IPL’s or “Photofacials” work very well for most pigment. Unfortunately, IPL cannot be used on African-American skin and we also need to be careful with medium-dark skin tones. Fraxel is the other laser choice for dark spots, and is the treatment of choice for melasma. In addition to helping with pigment, Fraxel is a great choice for collagen stimulation. If evening out your complexion is a concern for you, come talk with our staff or schedule a consultation. We can look at your skin and come up with a plan that will help you achieve your goals.
NCLEX examination for RN and younger. licensure. DEC. 24 OPEN ARMS, OPEN MINDS Just west of Bressi Ranch Village Center, Holy Cross Episcopal Church invites all to its Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. Dec. 24 and Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at 2510 Gateway Road, Carlsbad. For information and directions, call (760) 930-1270. CHRISTMAS WORSHIP Family Christmas Eve services will be at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m Dec. DEC. 22 24 at Emmanuel Faith Community Church, 639 E. 17th Ave., Escondido. Happy Hanukkah CHRISTMAS EVE Carlsbad Community DEC. 23 Make reservations now Church will have a Christfor New Year’s Eve at the mas eve service at 5 p.m. San Marcos Senior Center, Dec. 24 at 3175 Harding St, 111 Richmar Ave. The New Carlsbad. METHODIST CHRISTYear’s Eve Party begins at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served MAS San Dieguito United at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Enjoy a Methodist Christmas Eve live musical performance of services will be 5 p.m. and “Timeless Tunes” by E-4 En- 7:30 p.m., 170 Calle Magdatertainment. Reservations lena, Carlsbad. must be made in advance by calling (760) 744-5535. A $4 DEC. 25 donation is suggested for seniors 60 and above, $5 for 59
at all levels that are going to be in the tournament,” Olive said. Olive said the most rewarding them for him over the years is watching the tournament grow into a nationally recognized event that draws between 15,000 and 20,000 fans each year and teams from across the country vying for championship crowns. “The local basketball fans in the community have embraced the tournament and have come out and supported it,” Olive said. “I think teams have
come out for a number of reasons; our association with Under Armour certainly helps, the wonderful climte and allure that San Diego has is a big to-do as well. “Plus, I think the tournament, now in its 25th year, has earned a national reputation and people know they will be treated well and will play some great ball while they are out here.” For more information about the Under Armour Holiday Classic, visit theholidayclassic.org
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Award-winning violinist Sofia Hashemi-Asasi, will perform at the Artist Series Concert, at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Courtesy photo
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SAN MARCOS — emi-Asasi, competed with Symphony and ConservatoYoung violinist, Sofia Hash- eight of San Diego Youth ry’s (SDYS) top musicians to win a Soloist Award. She is now among the winners who will perform at the Artist Series Concert, at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Hashemi-Asasi, a junior at Greater San Diego Academy, is currently the Maurice Kawashima Associate Concertmaster Chair in the SDYS Ovation Program and has been a member of SDYS for two years. At the Artist Series Concert, Hashemi-Asasi will perform a movement from Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 with one of SDYS’s Ovation Program orchestras, of the top students from the youth symphony. In addition to this opportunity, concerto competition finalists received a Baker-Norquist Award, sponsored by Pat Baker and Larry Norquist. Hashemi-Asasi was also the concertmaster of SDYS’ 10th annual International Youth Symphony last summer, which brings advanced SDYS musicians together with international students for an intensive two week music program in partnership with Rotary District 5340.She has been playing the violin since the age of 5 and has studied violin with János Négyesy, from 2009 to 2013, and currently with Jeff Thayer. SDYS’ 2014-15 auditions registration for new students begins April 1, 2015. To find out more about the Balboa Park Programs prospective students can join the SDYS Interest List at sdys.org.
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Thereâ€™s a farmer in the kitchen at Bistro West family, just a few miles from the restaurant. Executive Chef Jeff Campagna has over 30 years in the restaurant business and is
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here is a restaurant revival making its way through San Diego County, riding on the crest of more premium wine lists and the call for â€œFarm to Tableâ€? produce, arriving at your plate with same day freshness. That statement takes on new meaning at Bistro West, the comfortable, yet dynamic dining favorite in Carlsbad, part of the West Village, with its West Inn & Suites and West Steak and Seafood.
Executive Chef Jeff Campagna orchestrates the ever-evolving menu at Bistro West in Carlsbad, based on his seasonal harvest of produce at the restaurantâ€™s farm. Photo by Frank Mangio
Several years ago, duce-growing piece of paraWest farm, a 3-acre pro- dise, was added to the West
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nyone who has been to the LeuA cadia Farmers Market on
a given Sunday has seen the steady flow of customers purchasing the Green Drink from the Morning Star Ranch/Yellow Deli folks. Iâ€™ve seen people walk away a dozen or more with liters of it frozen and at $9 a pop, thatâ€™s a nice chunk of change. Nobody seems to know the exact number they sell every Sunday, but it is in the hundreds and they consistently generate
The famous Green Drink at the Leucadia Farmers Market. David Boylan
the most revenue of any farmers market vendor. The Green Drink itself consists of grapefruit, orange, kale, collards, chard, apple, wild spinach, blue
algae, yerba matte and flax. Thatâ€™s a lot of goodness in a pint and it actually tastes delicious. They also have a TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 16
known for his creativity and cently joined Bistro West. innovation with new plates, â€œHaving your own farm customized from French, is a dream come true for a Asian, Italian and Californian influences.Â He has reTURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 16
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Local couple ventures to Israel and Jordan ful and beautiful … and the ed, is the underground base of Church of the Holy Sepulcher the Western Wall where visiwas as hectic as it was mov- tors see the gigantic stones ing.” TURN TO HIT THE ROAD ON 16 Also fascinating, he add-
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srael and Jordan are probably not high on most people's vacation list, but longtime Oceanside residents Frank and Janis Galef were drawn to the countries by their histories and prominence in current affairs. “We wanted to see Israel as it is an amazingly historical place with countless links to the major religions and cultures that shape our lives today,” explained Frank Galef. "It also figures heavily in the news on a daily basis with a lot of emotional overlay. We wanted to get some idea as to what is really going on there by seeing it for ourselves.” Their 12-day trip during late April and early May was not something they could've done on a whim, Frank Galef said. “We wanted to do our own itinerary, so it was up to us to figure out how to get around. We spent a lot of time reading travel books and viewing tourism websites. The public transportation systems there are good, but it takes a lot of effort to figure out the bus and train schedules.” It also wasn’t easy to decide which places should
The Treasury, a part of Petra, is Jordan’s most visited attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It appears suddenly after winding through a narrow canyon for about two-thirds of a mile. Legend holds that Pharaoh stashed his treasure here while chasing the Israelites across the desert. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” was filmed here.
make their must-see list. “The toughest thing about traveling in Israel and Jordan was trying to figure out what to see and what to leave for another visit because there is so much to see and do.” The effort was well worth it, though, because the couple managed to spend six days in Jerusalem, as well as seeing Masada, the Herodion, the Red Sea port of Eilat, Petra in Jordan, Haifa and the Crusader city of Acre (Akko). Asked about their favorites, Frank Galef said that it was difficult to choose, but “Petra (in Jordan) was incredible.” Winding down a narrow slot canyon and emerging into a long-secret city of spectacular temples and tombs carved
It’s not unusual to see well armed soldiers everywhere in Israel. Here they order pizza at a shop in Jerusalem’s busy central bus station. Photos by Frank and Janis Galef
into the sides of the cliffs was The Temple Mount/ a fabulous experience. Noble Sanctuary was peace-
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DEC. 19, 2014 ensure the departments cation. While earning her are prepared to fight fu- undergraduate degree, she worked in MiraCosta Colture fires. lege’s Child Development Center, and then taught ESCONDIDO AUTHOR Escondido author Ed- at MiraCosta College and ward Grant Ries announc- Cal State San Marcos as an es the release of his new associate faculty member. book, “Code of Honor,” a In 2000, she accepted the sequel to “Legacy of Hon- position as MiraCosta Color” and “Trial of Honor.” lege’s Service Learning Published by Tate Publish- Coordinator. ing and Enterprises, the book is available at tate- HOLIDAY SUPPORT An annual Holiday publishing.com/bookstore, barnesandnoble.com or fashion show and luncheon raised $7,000 benefiting amazon.com. Casa de Amparo Nov. 12 to benefit Casa de Amparo, a ANNUAL ART Local artists associat- nonprofit organization that ed with ArtBeat on Main treats and prevents child Street’s co-op gallery and abuse and neglect. wine lounge, 330 Main St., Vista, has put together a FABITO JOINS EAGLE 2015 calendar with local CREEK Encinitas resident Neartists’ work. The 2015 ArtBeat wall calendar is dra Fabito has joined Eaavailable for $15, while gle Creek as vice-president supplies last, at the gal- of Product Management, effective Dec. 1. Fabito lery. will lead developing, managing and maintaining the FAREWELL TO Eagle Creek product busiWILKINSON MiraCosta College ness unit and product desaid goodbye to Dr. Carol sign innovation activities. Wilkinson as she heads to She comes to Eagle Creek San Diego Mesa College with over twenty years exas the dean of parent ed- perience as a product and ucation and emeritus pro- brand developer in the grams and continuing edu- apparel, accessories, gear and travel products areas, 2 & 3-day workshops JAN & FEB • GREAT GIFT!
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Competition fuels Marines’ appetites for cooking By Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez
CAMP PENDLETON — Sgt. Hugo P. Zepeda and Lance Cpl. Justin Gordon, food service specialists with Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, took first place during the Marine Corps Installations - West Chef of the Quarter Culinary Competition, Dec. 3. The 31 Area Mess Hall here hosted the competition with teams from MCAS Yuma, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, taking top honors. Zepeda, who along with Gordon shared the title of Chef of the Quarter, were awarded medals and priority seats for a two-month course at the Culinary Insti-
tute of America. “When I was growing up, I did not know how to cook and I only started to take an interest when my mom taught me,” said Zepeda, who enlisted as a food service specialist. “I developed a passion for cooking as a young adult and joining the Marine Corps has allowed me to pursue that passion.” This is the second chef of the quarter competition that MCAS Yuma has won in a row. “Our secret lies in our leadership,” said Zepeda. “We have a lot of good staff non-commissioned officers who tell us exactly what to do and to go by the book. As long as we do that and work hard, I think we will always be successful.” The competition began with twelve teams that took
Marines with Marine Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, pose for a photograph during the Chef of the Quarter culinary competition here, Dec. 3. Photo by Cpl. Shaltiel dominguez
verbal and written quiz- knowledge and proficiency. zes, testing their culinary The top four teams were
then assigned three proteins and fresh ingredients to prepare a high-quality menu to use for the cook-off stage. “This is the second time I’ve participated in the chef of the quarter competition and the first time I’ve won,” said Gordon. “I didn’t pass the written quiz section last time, but I dedicated myself to learning from the past and studied a lot more. It definitely paid off.” During the cook-off stage, participants were evaluated on kitchen conduct, personal appearance, hygiene and utensil handling skills during the preparatory process. A group of judges assessed the quality, presentation and nutritional content of each of the team’s dishes. In addition to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards,
the teams were also presented with the People’s Choice and Chef’s Choice awards decided by the audience and food service specialists respectively. “The most important aspect of the competition isn’t necessarily in winning and receiving recognition,” said Maj. Anthony P. Redman, food service officer with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and master of ceremonies at the event. “The Marines competing all leave with better culinary skills and knowledge of industry standards. They take these skills back to their units where they’re able to serve higher quality food, and in the end, it’s all about serving the best food to the Marines.”
Pendleton leaders work to minimize impact of MCCS budget cuts By Jason Johnston
CAMP PENDLETON — Fiscal Year 2015 will usher in a few changes around the Corps, to include shifting missions from wartime to more traditional training and special missions, to reductions in end strength and budgetary constraints, including cuts to Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Marine and Family Programs. Announced in a recent Marine Corps administrative message (MarAdmin) 505/14 Family Readiness, Family Care, and Semper Fit programs within MCCS will all be impacted. To ensure the impacts don’t affect mission readiness, programs designated as “Core,” such as Lifestyles, Insights, Net-
working, Knowledge and Skills (LINKS), LifeSkills, and Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), will be protected through the reduction of “Non-Core” programs. While some impacts were announced in the October MarAdmin, Camp Pendleton officials are working to lessen the direct impact of the proposed changes to MCCS patrons. Rather than immediately implement fees, or cut programs, officials will initiate program changes over time, with most beginning early 2015. Additionally, MCCS officials were able to absorb most of the budget reductions through staffing modifications, improving business efficiencies, and stream-
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Two commercial structures at Carlsbad’s La Costa Towne Center will be demolished to make way for a revamp that includes the addition of retail and apartment buildings. The larger new building, shown above, would include 48 apartments, a courtyard for residents, and retail. Courtesy renderings
Carlsbad retail center to be revamped with apartments By Rachel Stine
Sophia Ceja, 3, of Oceanside, shows off a handful of eggs she found. Four city egg hunts are planned for April 19. See the full story on page A9. Photo by Promise Yee
Council closer to finalizing Pacific View deal By Jared Whitlock
ENCINITAS — The council took another step toward acquiring the Pacific View site on Wednesday night. Council members voted 3-2 in favor of a $50,000 deposit and other conditions spelled out in a memorandum of understanding for the property. That document paves the way for a final purchase agreement, which the council majority hopes to approve by the end of May. But the agenda item sparked a long debate over whether the council should have even agreed to pay $10 million to acquire the site from the Encinitas Union School District. Resident Jeff Eddington said he’s excited at the prospect of the city owning the site, but worried the council is getting “bamboozled.” “The city offered $4.3 million for the property in the not-too-distant past, and is now offering more than
2.3 times that price.” Eddington said. Councilman Tony Kranz, an advocate of the purchase, said the $4.3 million figure was based on the property’s current public zoning. And it was only intended as a first offer. Additionally, Kranz said he voted in favor of upping the price knowing that EUSD had a strong rezoning case, which would have made the land much more valuable. The city could have tried to fight the district’s rezone request, but that would likely have resulted in an expensive court battle, Kranz added. Last month, EUSD was due to auction Pacific View with a minimum bid set at $9.5 million. With the clock ticking, the city submitted an offer Pacific View Elementary, which closed a de- just before the deadline. EUSD has cade ago. The council approved a memoran- delayed the auction by two months as dum of understanding at Wednesday night’s a safeguard, in case the deal with the
CARLSBAD — With it’s primary storefront empty for five years, the 33-year-old La Costa Towne Center at the corner of El Camino Real and La Costa Avenue is at last getting a revamp. The owner of the property gained approval to demolish two commercial structures in the shopping center and replace them with buildings that are half retail and half apartments from Carlsbad’s Planning Commission on April 16. Planning Commissioners praised the owners for coming forward with plans to redevelop the dated shopping center that they said currently lacks signage, design, and a main tenant. “(La Costa Towne Center is) just this big long white wall. You have no idea what’s inside, it’s not inviting,” said Planning Commissioner Hap L’Heureux. “This center has been long overdue.” Commissioner Aurthur Neil Black called the little mall an eyesore.
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lining, before considering reductions in programs and services. “We began by carefully reviewing budgetary cuts in support functions and offsetting costs with non-appropriated funds, which MCCS was able to absorb the majority of the planned budget reductions,” said Lee Farmer, assistant chief of staff for MCCS. “Additionally, by increasing the efficiencies in programs and services, we absorbed a portion of the reductions in the individual programs affected which decreases the budgetary impact to our patrons.” To ensure that required reductions in programs and services are in compliance with Headquarters Marine Corps guidance
and balanced for all MCCS patrons across the installation, Marine Corps Installations-West (MCI-West) officials collaborated with I Marine Expeditionary Force and other tenant commands to develop reasonable program changes.
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rine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. “These were some hard decisions and difficult choices, but we developed these necessary changes with a clear vision toward minimizing the impact on our Marines, Sailors, and their families.”
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were just violations. Morales credits that to the other nonprofit organizations that help to do for the veterans what the jail can’t. Once they get out there, there are a lot of issues, Morales explained. And none of them take the time to take care of themselves. Mandle is teaching them how to take care of themselves, he said. Since the meditation program began, he said he’s seen a lot of changes not only on the inside, but also from those that have gotten out. He maintains relationships with the veterans that have gotten out, some calling him once a week. He said they are still
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“It is a big thing in North County and there is a lot of hype surrounding it, so we are very excited,” Milo said. The activities this week included relocating the batting cages used by the baseball and softball programs in advance of the teams’ seasons, which begin in January. Several storage bins were also moved off site. By late February, crews will have placed the construction fencing around the site in advance
T he C oast News - I nland E dition meditating, still taking the time. “The main thing in keeping anybody out of jail is what we do for them when they get out,” Morales said. “What we do for them while they’re in is just a start — just to get them thinking, get them going. But the idea is, once they get out of jail, who’s there for them? Who’s there to follow up for them? Who’s their mentor?” While Mandle said she wasn’t surprised by the receptiveness of some of the veterans to the meditation, some began reaching out to her, asking if she could bring in books on other types of meditation, on selfhelp topics or on how to cope with adversity. Since then, Mandle has been collecting books, trying to build a metaphysical of the March 23 groundbreaking ceremony for the 25,000-square-foot facility. The $11.4 million facility is a necessary step for the university to complete its transition to NCAA Division II athletics, as the school currently plays its indoor sport games at local high school and junior colleges. Currently, the school has the nation’s No. 1 basketball team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the team plays its home games at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, 10 miles away
library at the jail for the veterans that are there, and are soon to come, she said. “They’re looking for stuff on meditation, on changing belief systems, on how to focus — things that will help empower them being OK with where they are,” said Mandle. “A lot of these guys hate themselves. All they’re looking at is their weakest link, and this helps them see they’re not their weakest link. They’re much more than that and they can start to move, strengthen that,” Mandle said. Brian James, who wished not to give his last name, has been incarcerated in the veterans unit for almost four months. But the 33-year-old former sonar technician with the Navy said these meditation sesfrom campus. The athletic programs will begin playing NCAA Division 2 schedule and are expected to fully transition to Division II by the 2017-18 school year. “It’s been talked about for a while, so when you go about campus and talk about it, everyone is looking forward to it,” said Matt Berson, the university’s sports information director. “It is going to change the dynamics for the university and hopefully it will become a place where students and the community will come together.”
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sions have helped him to develop better visualization. “The visualization of the outside world,” he said, “which takes me away from here and helps me to forget the everyday stresses of one: being incarcerated and being homesick, missing the family.” He practiced silent meditation in the past, and said that once he’s back out, he plans to continue the sound meditation practices he’s learned while here. “I love the sound of meditation. I was a sonar tech, so I’m actually very acclimated to how sound works…and I’m aware of certain types of frequencies that affect certain types of moods and put together in a correct way…it helps me visualize better.” During the sessions,
Mandle asks the veterans to visualize themselves on a high mountain lake. “When she said to visualize a lake and mountains, I could see myself on a lake in a kayak with my kids and it felt good,” he said. Ronald Hyde served as a surgical technician in the Air Force. He had only just arrived at the Vista Detention Facility, but he said he’s participated in sound bowl healing and meditation before in other facilities, including the VA. It helps with the anxieties, Hyde, 54, said. “It really helps. It really helps when you have that anxiety or that PTSD. Part of PTSD affects your sleep,” he said. “You’re up and down all night with bad dreams.” His experiences with
other sound healing programs and yoga, he said, have helped him with that. When he hears the sounds of the bowls, he explained it as being: “Kind of between San Francisco, with the fog horns and all the sounds of the seagulls, and Tibet with the gongs.” Tibetan people are very spiritual, Hyde said. “They think that everything has a reason to be here. And it does. Everything has a right to live…but I’m from the ‘60s. I believe in peace, love and happiness,” he said. Mandle is still collecting softcover books for the library — books that are good reads and that have a strong message, she explained. Those interested in donating can reach Mandle atsou ndenerg yhea l ing @ gmail.com.
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when we’ll feel safe about another trip.” But when that time comes, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee and a return visit to Haifa are on their list. “We’d love to go back and experience more of these incredible places, but unless things cool off a lot, I don't feel that I can recommend a visit to anyone unless they are well aware of what they might be getting into.” For those who’d like to place Israel and Jordan on their wish lists, here are some helpful points, according to Frank and Janis Galef: Most people in Israel and Jordan are friendly and helpful, and Americans are generally treated well. English is spoken in most restaurants, hotels, buses and tourist attrac-
tions. Street signs are in Hebrew, Arabic and English, as are announcements on public transportation. Look for banks that exchange adequate amounts of money so that several return trips aren’t necessary. Be prepared for extreme weather — hot and cold. The food is excellent. The Jewish sector of Jerusalem shuts down on the Sabbath, but the Arab and Christian quarters of the Old City are open. Stay with walking distance of the Old City so getting around is easy every day.
whole. They say this is especially helpful if you have a sensitive digestive system or illness that inhibits your body from processing fiber. The fiber in produce helps slow down the digestive process and provides a steady release of nutrients into the blood stream. They also want you to buy their expensive, messy and wasteful juicers, I’m not buying it. OK, maybe if you really do have such a sensitive digestive system that you can’t eat fruits and vegetables in your daily life, then yes, juicing is an option for you. I myself want that fiber in my diet. On the other side of the ring is the blended or smoothie camp. Unlike juices, smoothies consist of the entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all, and contain all of the fiber from the vegetables. That said, they say the blending process breaks the fiber apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest) but also helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. Smoothies tend to be more filling, because of the fiber, and are generally faster to make, less wasteful and easier to clean up than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast, or for snacks throughout the day. By including the fiber
in your smoothie, the volume will increase and you can pack more servings of fruits and veggies into a single serving of juice than you can into a smoothie. Just seems logical to me but hey, if people want to juice for whatever reason I’m fine with that, just seems like they are making it a much more complex and expensive process than it needs to be. So, I’ll wrap this up with my super-deluxe morning smoothie that consists of equal parts Morning Star Green Drink and basically whatever fruits and veggies I have in the fridge or in the garden. I’ve even taken to adding the greens from my winter crop of broccoli or cauliflower as they are packed full of nutrients plus a bit of my own flax seed meal. It helps to stretch the Green Drink through the week and I get the added bonus of even more vitamins and fiber. Learn more about the Yellow Deli and the people who make the Green Drink at yellowdeli.com/vista.
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that Herod placed there as a foundation for the Temple. Most of the time the Galefs were on their own, but they hired a guide for seeing Herodion, Herod’s final palace built inside a mountain in the West Bank. They also took a tour to Petra, the city in Jordan carved out of rose-colored stone. The couple would love to return to Israel and Jordan because there are “uncountable things to see,” but recent hostilities in the region make it difficult to determine when. “On our way home we pretty much set out a schedule for another trip,” Frank Galef said,” but then things over there became unhinged and I’m not sure
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variety that is orange juicebased instead of grapefruit and I tend to prefer that, as it’s a bit smoother. All I know is when I pour a glass with my morning breakfast I feel very good about doing so. The Morning Star folks have developed a formula that stands high above anything that can be purchased in a grocery store or one of the several juice or smoothie joints around town. I should also mention that the Green Drink is a blended drink, meaning you get all the benefits of the whole plants mentioned above. This has been my preferred way to make my own similar concoction at home for years but there are those in the juicing camp who feel very strongly about their position on juicing over blending. This is what the juicing folks have to say about their preferred method. They describe juicing as a process that extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fiber. Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients and it makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables
E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash@ coastnewsgroup.com
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These woods are lovely, vibrant and musical By Noah S. Lee
Fans of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway work will probably have a far deeper connection to “Into the Woods” than I ever will; as a newcomer, however, what we have here is a vibrant fantasy musical and a solid means of bringing 2014 to a close. Somehow the age-old coupling of fantasy and music almost never ceases to impress me. That’s what happens when fairy tales and songs form a significant component of your childhood. Or perhaps it’s because these two elements really complement each other, magnifying the former’s voice and beautifying the latter’s structure. Whatever the reason may be, mixing the lyrical with the fantastical has won audiences (as well as me) over time and again.
The undeniable appeal of this effective combo can be seen once more through “Into the Woods,” adapted from James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical of the same name. “Into the Woods” revolves around a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who, after discovering a vengeful witch (Meryl Streep) has cast a spell of childlessness on them, set out on a quest to start a family. In order to achieve this goal, they must collect several objects from the nearby forest to break the curse. Along the way, they encounter other prominent fairy tale characters such as Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), and Jack (Daniel Huttlestone), whose destinies are intertwined with The Baker (James Corden), left, and his Wife (Emily Blunt) meet Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and his cow, Milky their own. Way, in the woods, in Disney’s “Into the Woods,” opening Dec.25. Photo by Peter Mountain Although director Rob Marshall has a lot on his than-life setting with a won- each key player when it’s his or her turn to speak plate with the interconnect- derful human touch. With respect to the (or should I say, sing) their ed narrative, he doesn’t lose concentration, organizing technical aspects, “Into the mind. Speaking of key playeach character’s journey Woods” features no shortage to ensure a smooth flow of of beautiful shots of this rich ers, Marshall’s ensemble fantasy world, particularly cast proves competent in events. With the storylines ar- the woods where most of the articulating the various emotions they go through ranged in an orderly man- action takes place. As much as I’ll admit as the consequences of their ner, the plot moves fast and never bores; it’s fascinating the delivery of each musical intentions and interactions to see how the characters’ number does sound almost during their individual jourwishes and actions result unnaturally pitch perfect, neys begin to affect them. Both Corden and Blunt in consequences that affect I feel this doesn’t diminish them, imbuing the larger- the expressive qualities of have great chemistry as
the Baker and his Wife, respectively, and Kendrick is satisfactory in her role of Cinderella. But it is Streep’s scene-stealing performance as the blue-haired Witch that guarantees “Into the Woods” will be a swell choice for families curious about what’s worth the price of admission during the winter holidays. Because I have never seen “Into the Woods” on the stage before, I cannot comment on how different or similar this film is to its source material. What I will say, however, is that I was not the least bit displeased with what Rob Marshall accomplished here, which turned out to be an enjoyable experience and had a number of interesting surprises I didn’t see coming. And for that, both the director and cast (Streep in particular) have my thanks for a job well done.
DEC. 19 WINTER ARTSPLASH Coastal Artists presents “Winter ArtSplash,” a multimedia exhibit, through Dec. 31, at La Vida Del Mar, 850 Del Mar Downs Road. For more information, call (858) 755-1224 or visit coastal-artists.org.
ries will be back in Carlsbad Village from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 for an encore Christmas version. Performers will be located around the Village, with hot chocolate for guests. RECEPTION AT LUX Join the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in the Education Pavilion's Linda Formo Brandes Reception Gallery at Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, for the sculpture of Adam Belt and Jay Johnson. The work of Belt and Johnson will be on exhibit through Jan. 12.
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MPAA rating: PG for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material. Run time: 2 hours 4 minutes Playing: Opens Dec. 25
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you are seeking inspiration, study different cultures, countries or subjects that interest you. There are many ways to expand your knowledge and stimulate your mind.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone will try to discredit you. Make sure you accurately present yourself and what you have to offer. Take credit for your contriIt is up to you to decide how to spend your butions. time this year. Pleasing others is a good thing, but neglecting your own needs CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Romance will cause resentment and frustration. will brighten your day. Plan to do someChoose a path that will help you balance thing special with a loved one. Personal adjustments made now will enable you to responsibilities and aspirations. take on a number of new challenges in SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You will be impatient, but that doesn’t mean the coming year. By Eugenia Last FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
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San Diego ranked third largest biotech and life sciences hub By Ellen Wright
REGION — Biotech and Biomedical industry leaders met on Dec. 4 to talk about innovation and challenges the healthcare system faces in North County at the Annual Innovation to Market Business Luncheon hosted by the San Diego North Economic Development Council. Panelists discussed San Diego as a “secret” biotech hub. “San Diego is nationally ranked only third behind Boston and San Francisco,” Damian McKinney, board member for the eco-
nomic development council, said. He went on to say how the industry is a huge economic driver for the region. “Current studies show that every one job in the life science/biotech industry, generates two to five other supporting jobs in this region,” McKinney said. Panelists included experts from a wide range of the healthcare field. They talked about growing trends and challenges the industry faces. One trend everyone could agree on was the emergence of technology. “We’ve got Qualcomm, when you think about wire-
less stuff and think about moving information, not people,” Dr. Joseph Smith, chief medical officer at West Health Institute said. “It’s crazy that we have a healthcare system that requires the sickest to find their way to their doctors. Why don’t we do what we can to take care of them, where they are?” Ellen Morgan, CEO of Agility Clinical, deals with patients with rare diseases and talked about the difficulties of having patients geographically spread out. “We look for ways to cut down the number of times (patients) have to go to the doctor’s office, so things such as implantable sensors will help to collect
data about the patient, maybe blood levels and different types of things, so that data can be sent back automatically to their physician,” Morgan said. Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, physician director of healthcare transformation at Kaiser Permanente, talked about some of the problems with information overload. “Ray Kurzweil talks about singularity, the point when the pace of our innovation exceeds the bandwidth of the practitioner and I think we’re beginning to choke on that success. I think we’re going to have to get better at information technology,” Benabio said. “As we all move forward, we have to manage the fruits of our innova-
tion that is perhaps different than we have in the past,” Benabio said. Dr. Carlos Nunez, chief medical officer at CareFusion and panel moderator said he had issues with the healthcare system. “I’m a firm believer that we don’t have a healthcare system in this country, we have a disease intervention system,” said Nunez. He went on to ask the panelists what the region could do to provide better service. Benabio thought there could be more medical schools and more courses in informatics, to address the lack of physicians in the area. Morgan felt the region was lacking statisticians. James Kasselmann,
senior plant director of biologics at Gilead Sciences, Inc., said that the region is doing lots towards including people from all education ranges in the biotech field. “If you don’t like transformation, you’ll like (obsoleteness) even less,” Kasselman said. “But my point is, no one in North County should be intimidated by the field.” The panelists gave reasons for locating in North County, including inexpensive office space, compared to the south, and the innovative environment. “Coming from the East coast, I would have to describe this region as largely judgment free. It’s one where collaboration is one step above competition. “You’ll think more about succeeding together than you’ll think about winning at someone else’s expense,” Smith said. Nunez, of CareFusion talked about how close San Diego is to becoming the number one biotech hub. “There is no reason why this area of the country cannot be known as a Silicon Valley type area for biotech and life sciences. “We are number three and not far behind one and two. It’s probably the best kept secret about San Diego County and North County in particular,” Nunez said.
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