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Council votes to outsource library operations By Brad Rollins

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ESCONDIDO — Rejecting pleas from scores of residents at a marathon meeting, an Escondido City Council majority voted Aug. 23 to move toward hiring a private company to manage and operate its public library. Mayor Sam Abed was joined by councilmen John Masson and Ed Gallo in approving a motion that instructs city staff to negotiate contract terms with Library Systems & Services, a Rockville, Maryland-based company that manages nine library systems in the state including 36 branches in Riverside County. In addition to saving the city about $400,000 a year in operating expenses — $2 million during the course of a five-year contract — outsourcing the library will improve services for residents, Abed said. The company says it will open the library an additional day, on Sundays, and commit to investing $250,000 a year in new materials. “We have a good library but it can be better,” the mayor told a chamber full of angry opponents. “We can make it better. If LS&S does not make it better, I will break the contract after one year. ... We will not let you down. We are




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Vista business turns old bread into vodka

Investigation continues into disappearance of 15-year-old girl

By Christina Macone-Greene

By Brad Rollins

VISTA — The co-founders of Misadventures & Co. are redefining the way craft vodka is made while educating buyers on the benefits of producing an environmentally friendly product. The progressive-thinking North County duo — Sam Chereskin an agricultural economist, and Whit Rigali, a trained artist and career mixologist — realized that Misadventure Vodka not only saves everyone money but also benefits the environment. Roughly 1,500 pounds of baked goods at food banks destined for the landfill are intercepted by the Misadventures team every week and brought to their distillery at The California Spirits Company in San Marcos. It was Chereskin, 28, who conceptualized the food waste solu-

tion. According to Chereskin, the definition of vodka is anything which is distilled at 95 percent ethanol then filtered through carbons. For Chereskin, it was all about trying to make food systems work in a better and more efficient way. “We realized that we could use food waste as a potential starch source in order to be able to make the vodka,” he said. “We are using everything that is in your grocery store bread aisle.” And it’s just not one kind of starch product either. Misadventures Vodka uses bagels, hamburger buns, baguettes, donuts, cakes, pies and more. The team quickly realized that they could acquire post-consumer carbohydrates in bulk. Rigali, 35, shared that when people buy sustainable or green TURN TO VODKA ON 6

ESCONDIDO — An investigation continues into the disappearance of a North County teen who has not contacted her parents since running away from home more than a month ago. Seraphine Bustillos, a 15-yearold who goes by “Sera,” apparently left her family’s Elfin Forest house through a bedroom window early July 22, taking a pet ball python with her but leaving behind her phone and other electronics. Her parents say she may have left with someone she met online because a bedroom window screen was cut and because their remote home is not within easy walking distance to public transportation. “She could have either run away on her own or she could have been lured away by somebody,” said mother Eveline Bustillos, a Rancho Santa

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AUG. 25, 2017

All-time high of High-tech reliance means steady business 415 vendors at Strawberry Festival By Julie Gallant

By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — The Strawberry Festival is one of the largest events in the town of Vista every year. Vista Chamber of Commerce CEO Bret Schanzenbach provided City Council members with a post-event update during their Aug. 8 meeting. Schanzenbach called the May 28 event a great one. Event data showed that more than 100,000 people were in attendance and 415 street vendors took part in the day. The number of street vendors was an alltime high, up from a 5 percent growth the previous year. Schanzenbach also shared they had 2,200 participants in the Strawberry Run. According to Schanzenbach, those numbers slightly dipped because its program with the school district changed this year. “We had less kids who ran in the event than we had in the past, but our 10K/5K was very strong,” he said. “We did have runners from 10 different states,” he said. Thirty percent of the runners were from Vista while another 36 percent were from other cities along the 78 corridor. A total of 14 percent of entrants were from other parts of San Diego County. Schanzenbach wanted the City Council to know that its public relations efforts netted a small mention in the New York Times and they received coverage in the San Diego Union-Tribune along with seven other local print media outlets.

On television, KUSI provided coverage. The Strawberry Festival also had a significant social media presence. “Our website traffic was ginormous,” he said, adding that they had more than 21,000 users on their site. The Strawberry Festival app was also widely downloaded. “It (the app) allowed people to access the schedule, the map of the event and then different social media feeds and things like that,” he said. According to Schanzenbach, the cost to host the event was near $145,000. “The bulk of that is spent with vendors and companies right here in Vista, and then another large portion is spent with other service providers in North County,” he said. “So, we try to follow the same mantra that we preach and that you do: Shop local and keep those dollars local.” Looking ahead to next year’s Strawberry Festival, slated for May 27, 2018, Schanzenbach shared that there is a future challenge. The area of 100 Main Street is no longer available for events. This locale was for the festival’s carnival rides. “We’ve already engaged discussions with the Vista Unified School District,” Schanzenbach said. “It’s about potentially utilizing the (Vista) Magnet Middle School for carnival rides, and they’re open to it. So, if those end up being fruitless in the end, I might be coming back to talk to all of you about some other ideas, and hopefully we’ll get some support.”

SAN MARCOS — When the sizzle in a tech device fizzles, there’s a gold mine of resources emerging in inland North County to help out. Surging through Escondido and San Marcos are an expanding network of services dedicated to putting dropped, frozen or otherwise malfunctioning cell phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers back to work in the hands of their owners. Since Revival Repair opened its independently owned shop in Escondido’s Felicita Town Center off Centre City Parkway the first week of July, store manager Christina Francis has been busy fixing things like broken cameras, replacing batteries and cracked screens and recovering data on various iPhones, iPads, laptops and tablets. A technician who specializes in repairing only laptops is also occasionally on site, usually once or twice a week, to help out. And Francis says she’s willing to outsource some of the work to other shops that are more familiar with particular repair issues. “If you focus on the things you’re good at your business becomes more successful,” she said. Francis learned her craft with lots of on-thejob training at her cousin’s device repair shop in San Diego. She began working there about four years ago, juggling evening and weekend shifts while working full time managing a dental office. She started out in the repair shop just organizing the inventory, then began paying more attention to how the technicians there answered questions and dealt with customer service issues. “I really enjoyed it,” Francis said. “It didn’t feel

On Black Friday last year, uBreakiFix opened at the Plaza San Marcos shopping center. The chain is expanding in California and is looking to expand locally. Photo by Julie Gallant

like work to me. It was fun meeting different people and learning something new. One thing led to another. It was a good change. I’m glad I took that part-time job.” From handling repairs at her cousin’s shop, Francis took the leap with a silent partner to start a mobile device repair service in January 2016. One thing led to another again and she recently found herself scouting for a small retail outlet to start a brick-and-mortar business. Francis said she looked around San Diego but the city was pretty saturated with tech device repair shops so she broadened her search to include North County. She says she liked Felicita Town Center’s anchor stores, including Trader Joe’s, Major Market and Rite Aid, and the location didn’t have any direct competitors in the shopping center, although she’s aware of a few in close proximity. Among them is JI Phone Repair, which opened its Escondido location at 426 W. Second Avenue, Suite A, four years ago and has steadily expanded the past few years in Murrieta, Solana Beach and in mid-August


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opened another outlet in Vista. Many of the repairs Francis does now are for Petco Animal Supplies and construction companies and she’ll be picking up more work at public, private, Christian and charter schools once they’re back in session. She also draws business from her Felicita Town Center neighbors, TMobile and Verizon. And with a lot of traffic coming through the shopping center for the anchor stores plus Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza and the nextdoor Goodwill donation center, Francis is optimistic her business will double in six months and double again in a year. “It’s going to grow once people know we are here,” she said, noting that Revival Repair is promoting its business on Google, Yelp and in the monthly get1free coupon magazine. Also staking a claim in Inland North County are chain outlets like uBreakiFix, which debuted at the Plaza San Marcos shopping center at Nordahl Road near Montiel Road and Center Drive on Black Friday 2016. The uBreakiFix franchise was founded by Justin Wetherill along with partner David Reiff with some help from their friend Eddie Trujillo. The company website says Wetherill’s “aha moment” occurred when he dropped his new iPhone 3G in 2009. The avid tech geek began tinkering with the phone and other broken iPhones bought online. That summer the trio opened their first storefront in Orlando, Florida, and the company has since grown to more than 325 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company’s repair services include iPhone, cell phone, Google, tablet, iPod, computer and game consoles, but San Marcos uBreakiFix manager Zach Hartley says they’ll at least attempt to repair just about anything with a power button. Some of their more unusual requests have been for a hover board, an air-conditioning unit and a Christmas sweater that wouldn’t light up. The company keeps a running total, and altogether, the combined stores have completed more than 3 million repairs, according to a San Marcos uBreakiFix spokeswoman, who de-

scribes the local work flow as erratic, with customer service lulls interspersed with jam-packed waves. “They tend to come in swarms,” she said. “We have our own goals we have to hit for the day and we typically hit those goals.” UBreakiFix differentiates itself from some of the smaller shops with its partnership with Google as the exclusive walk-in repair partner for the Pixel cell phone. The partnership means uBreakiFix stores are capable of using Google parts and because it is being repaired through uBreakiFix, the customer would be able to use a warranty. The spokeswoman said uBreakiFix has been progressively expanding in California, with stores in Los Angeles and San Francisco plus one that opened a few years ago in San Diego. For now, uBreakiFix only has one store in the North County but the company sees potential for growth and is looking to expand locally while keeping proper distancing between stores, she said. “Ten or 15 years ago cell phones weren’t a thing,” said Hartley, whose background is in computer programming. “Now they’re an integral part of our lives and we can’t go a day without one.” Another tech repair newcomer in Inland North County is Phone Repair San Diego, which opened shop at 624 N. Broadway in Escondido about a year ago. Owner and solo operator Abdul Malik said he decided to open his own repair store because he has a lot of friends with similar interests. He said he also wanted to work close to home and Palomar College where he’s taking general education classes and wants to learn more about computer networking. So far Malik says his work buying, selling and trading cell phones as well as selling accessories and repairing cell phones, laptops and desktop computers could be described more as steady than stellar. “The first year is not what I wanted but I’d say it’s OK,” he says of his business volume. It’s been a reliable job, especially in the afternoons when people get off work. Malik said he can usually turn around an iPhone repair in 25 minutes but the computers take longer to work on. Handling the different brands can be challenging because some devices can be more difficult than others, but he says he enjoys doing it like a hobby. Even though he has several nearby competitors, including Escondido Phone Repair at 312 E. Second Ave. and Fix My Phone SD at 250 Woodward Ave., Malik has no plans to branch out yet and is content managing mostly walk-in customers seven days a week. “I don’t advertise,” he said. “Basically I have Google and all the social media (including) Facebook and a lot of word-of-mouth. It pays the bills.”

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Rehab counseling center offers hope By Christina Macone-Greene

SAN MARCOS — The doors to a new outpatient drug and alcohol rehab counseling facility recently opened in San Marcos with the mission of offering an innovative approach to a sober lifestyle. The founders of Immersive Recovery believe their intensive program is unique. Having battled their own addictions and achieving sobriety, they understand the issues surrounding dependency. The founders of Immersive Recovery are Mike Weir, Wesley Heim and Robert Weir. They noticed the missing components in other outpatient programs and wanted to bridge the gap. The men guide clients toward a lifestyle of recovery which consists of success, enjoyment and fulfillment. Immersive Recovery clients also have the choice to stay at a sober living home during their counseling program. “Immersive Recovery is a men’s drug and alcohol treatment program treating chemical dependency as well as co-occurring disorders, and we also specialize in working with guys who have experienced failure to launch,” Robert Weir said. “So, on a weekly basis, we treat guys anywhere from five days per week to one day per week.” The organization of-

Founders of Immersive Recovery Mike Weir, Robert Weir and Wesley Heim have moved their headquarters to San Marcos. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

fers a plan called “Discover, Develop, Deploy.” It involves various therapies to help men not only engage in life but to give them a high level of clinical assistance with a credentialed, professional team. “Discover, Develop, Deploy,” taps into what those in recovery need. “Being sober is a time when you get to decide who it is that you want to be, who it is that you actually are, what it is that you’re going to be into, and where it is you want to go,” Robert Weir said. According to the team, the Immersive Recovery experience gives clients the time away from the normal pressures of life and a stable platform to begin. Each founder brings his own life experiences, too.

Robert Weir, 31, who was raised in Rancho Santa Fe with his brother Mike, says celebrating the small milestones is important. He started his recovery at 25. “I failed out of school, barely held down jobs, got fired multiple times, and had a bunch of issues with the law,” he said, noting that recovery was a slow building process. “Once you start getting those wins under your belt, you’re like, ‘Oh, man. I don’t think there is any reason for me going back to using. This way of life is so far superior to what it was I experienced before that I have no intention of going back to it.” Cofounder Wesley Heim, 31, has been sober for more than four years. His addiction began with prescription drug abuse at

around 15. It progressed into heroin — something quite common. “I’m from a normal, middle-class San Diego family, and it (addiction) literally led me to homelessness, multiple and chronic incarcerations, as well as suffering from a lot of medical problems,” Heim said. “It was only until I received the help that I needed to progress further in my life that things changed.” One of those changes was having a stronger family relationship. Heim described himself as being passionate about Immersive Recovery and wants a program that will not limit growth for their clients. “We are looking to equip these guys with the tools and the principles necessary to not only maintain continued sobriety but more so to solidify a foundation of recovery that permeates every area of their life,” he said. Looking back, Heim believes his relapses early on happened because he wasn’t addressing the life-skill portion of his recovery. “We feel adamant about inspiring passion and purpose in these guys,” Heim said. Robert Weir’s younger brother, Mike, 30, started using when he was in the eighth grade.

NORTH COUNTY — A new Managing Editor, John Weil, has been named for The Coast News, The Rancho Santa Fe News and The Coast News Inland editions. Publisher Jim Kydd announced that Weil joined the Coast News Group Aug. 21. Weil brings 26 years of journalism and management experience to the job. He was a reporter and features editor at the La Mesa Courier, then was named managing editor at the San Marcos Courier, a Universal Press Syndicate newspaper. During his tenure there, he guided the paper from a weekly to a daily. During that time, Weil won awards in education writing and fire department-related stories. Weil then accepted a position as chief of staff

for a United States congressman. He also worked as chief of staff and media spokesman for two San Diego County supervisors. Before retiring, Pam Slater-Price was reelected four times with Weil leading her team. Weil has published more than 3,500 articles, commentaries, poems, short stories and essays in newspapers and magazines. “I look forward to continuing the Coast News tradition of writing about local people and the communities we love,” Weil said. “The Coast News Group is proud to be your local newspaper, a onestop-shop place to go to read about your neighbors, interesting activities and events, and government decisions that affect your lives.”


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AUG. 25, 2017

Opinion & Editorial

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Lefties want Feinstein out:

Classic age discrimination California Focus By Thomas D. Elias

Legislature back in session By Marie Waldron

The Legislature is now returning to work after its summer break, with one month left before final adjournment Sept. 15. Hundreds of bills remain undecided, including seven of mine pending in the Senate. Many important issues have been decided, including passage of a state budget. Unfortunately, huge gas tax increases and attempts to alter the longstanding right of Californians to recall their elected representatives have also become law. A bill establishing a government-payer healthcare plan for California has been tabled temporarily, over concerns about the program’s extreme cost and the bill’s failure to provide a realistic funding source covering the $400 billion dollar price tag.
 Bills still being con-

sidered include legislation fining business owners for cooperating with federal immigration authorities, and another immigration-related bill that would make California a “sanctuary state,” risking the loss of billions in federal dollars. Another bill would impose a data collection mandate on employers by forcing them to post the median salaries of men and women sharing the same job titles on publicly accessible websites. Other pending legislation would impose new restrictions on Second Amendment rights, weaken North County influence within the San Diego Association of Governments, and chip away at Proposition 13 by lowering the tax increase voting threshold from two-thirds to 55 percent for transportation, affordable housing and library proj-

ects. These are just a few of the contentious issues that will be decided over the next month. On a positive note, legislation is also pending that would provide more training programs for under-skilled workers, continue a voluntary tax contribution program for breast cancer research, and improve Medi-Cal coverage to provide continuous glucose monitors for diabetes patients. As always, Governor Brown must give final approval to all bills by mid-October before they become law. Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes Escondido, San Marcos and Vista.

Say no to the Miramar Air Show By Dave Patterson

The San Diego Veterans For Peace is now in our second year of working to influence the public away from attending the Miramar Air Show. We view American militarism as a clear and present danger to our society and the world, and the most visible symbol of militarism in San Diego is the annual Miramar Air Show. Every day we read of budget cuts to virtually every aspect of government expenditure except for military spending that keeps on going up. Spending of our tax dollars should be a choice of the citizenry and not left solely to the political-military-industrial complex. However, we believe that the public is being influenced to accept continuous increases in military spending in part, by the display of military power exhibited at the Miramar Air Show. Costs surrounding military air shows just keep on racking up. As an example, this past year the Air Force crashed a Thunderbird F-16 at a cost of $18.8 million. Luckily no one died, but when the next accident happens, those of us living near the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar may not be so lucky. To date, 10 percent of the pilots who train and fly for the Blue Angels have been in fatal accidents. This is an unacceptable cost for the military and for their families. The V-22 Osprey that regularly performs at the Miramar Air Show is fast becoming known for its frequent crashes. As of this writing there have been 42 V-22 fatalities,

including three recent deaths off the Australian coast. Every time there is there is an accident, the military dictates some changes that they say lessens the risk factor, but the accidents keep happening. We hope that an accident doesn’t occur here in San Diego and we suggest the people consider ahead of time how they might deal emotionally with the death of an aircrew, the injury or death of people on the ground, and the destruction of an F-18 aircraft that cost $50 million. It is not rational to assume all this risk solely for entertainment purposes. If an accident happens, are we to be callous and walk away, telling ourselves that the military people killed were volunteers, so no big deal? Recently a Navy Seal, trained at incredible expense, was killed entertaining a crowd in New Jersey when his parachute failed to open properly. Do we accept this? Clearly, sending our military to risk their lives to protect us is one thing, to please a crowd is insanity. While all the noise and firepower can be exhilarating, the members of San Diego Veterans For Peace believe that there is no reason to risk our people and equipment for a weekend entertainment activity. Let’s get serious and let the people that run this air show know that we disapprove, by refusing to attend. The Miramar Air Show, just don’t go! Dave Patterson is NoMAS coordinator and past president of San Diego Veterans For Peace

None of the host of ultra-liberal Democrats who would love to succeed her makes the direct argument that at 84 — she’ll be one year older by next November’s election — fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein is too aged to be one of California’s two United States senators. But that’s what they mean. “Feinstein … is no less alert and active today than she’s been in recent years,” went one essay in California’s largest newspaper, damning her with faint praise. “Generational renewal,” the same essay continued, is one way to measure the strength of a political party. In other words, if you’re lucky enough to acquire some age, get out of the younger folks’ way. That’s, of course, what those younger folks would like — until and unless they also eventually acquire some years. By all appearances, Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee and former chair of the Intelligence Committee, is at least as active now as she was 20 years ago, when no one complained about her age. She wasn’t as loud as some others (read: California’s other senator, Kamala Harris) in questioning Donald Trump administration figures like Attorney General Jeff Sessions during nationally televised hearings last spring, but her civilly phrased questions seemed more piercing to many. No Democrat has done more to preserve the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, which provides health insurance for about 5 million previously uninsured Californians. In short, Feinstein has lately done as much as when she worked to thwart the conservative agenda of ex-President George W. Bush 15 years ago. But she’s still a centrist, which galls a lot of leftists. She’s offered compromises on water issues and won support from Central Valley farmers, while also fighting for abortion rights and other civil liberties causes. She’s a firm conservationist, the only senator actively opposing Trump appointees who seek to allow the private Cadiz Inc. to tap federally owned groundwater beneath the Mojave Desert for profit. She’s also been scrupulously fair to business. And she’s been responsible

for several measures keeping domestic surveillance by intelligence agencies in check, while clamping down on those same agencies’ proclivity toward using torture. All that and more makes her able to work with Republicans and get them to listen to her reasoning on some key issues. So, yes, she’s out of tune with more radically leftist Democrats who would prefer a more ferocious, partisan approach. But could any of the current field of would-be Democratic senators — figures like Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna, who also used ageism in ousting longtime Rep. Mike Honda, or state Senate President Kevin de Leon or Pasadena Congressman Adam Schiff — be as effective? Advocates urging Feinstein not to run for a fifth full term would never cop to their obvious prejudice against anyone her age. But they want her to leave now, following the example of former colleague Barbara Boxer, who retired at 76 near the end of 2016, allowing Harris to succeed her. Opportunistic Democrats eagerly awaiting Feinstein’s departure will do nothing direct against her, but all know that if she runs again, they can do little to prevent yet more prospects from joining their corps long before her new term would be up. No one knows who might become a viable candidate by 2024, or even whether Democrats will still dominate in California. Six years ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was a little-known city councilman, Khanna held no office, and virtually no one knew who Schiff was. Just as things changed for them, the same could happen for unknown numbers of others over the span of a new six-year Feinstein term. Meanwhile, some Democrats strongly wish for Feinstein to stay. Former San Diego Congresswoman Lynn Schenk, for one, calls Feinstein “one of the most influential and respected senators” and a “canny expert on legislation” who “probes for the truth in her committees.” That’s what most people want in a senator, and as long as Feinstein provides it, her age should be no factor at all. Email Thomas Elias at His book, “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” is now available in a soft cover fourth edition. For more Elias columns, go to www.

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City Council debates financial support for Solutions for Change By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — A Vista-based nonprofit that helps the homeless has asked the city of Vista and other surrounding communities for financial help. Solutions for Change CEO Chris Megison spoke at Vista’s City Council meeting Aug. 8, wanting to know if it would consider helping the organization with $140,000. Mayor Judy Ritter presented the item for discussion. “As a result of the federal and state policy changes, initiated through the prior administration and then implemented here locally for the San Diego County Continuum of Care, Solutions for Change can no longer receive homeless assistance funding,” said Ritter, noting the organization’s drugfree housing environment for their families. According to Ritter, Housing and Urban Development rules have “stripped away” the organization’s core organiza-

tional policies. “By not taking the federal funding, they (Solutions for Change) lost their funding, and so they’re asking for $140,000 from our city,” she said. The federal money is tied to the policy called Housing First. The program helps people get into homes. However, residents don’t have to be drug-free and sober. This goes against the rules at Solutions for Change. Megison began by sharing that 18 years ago, he stood in front of the Vista City Council asking if members would consider giving $100,000 to help a newly established Solutions for Change. And they did. Since that initial investment, Solutions for Change has helped 850 families and has redirected 2,200 children from poverty and homelessness. According to the records, 278 of those families came from Vista. “We spend about $60,000 to take a family

from dependency and totally destitute to a family that we deliver back to the community which is now off welfare, TANF, food stamps, employed and healthy,” he said. “We’ve spent about $17.4 million dollars just for the Vista families. In that, the $100,000 represented about one-half of 1 percent to deliver that kind of savings, that kind of impact, and also from that, we track the cost savings to the public.” Megison wanted the City Council to know that the organization saved $51 million in tax payer funds since its inception and delivered roughly $120,000 of earned income through jobs back into the community from those who were once unemployed and dependent. “The request today is to firewall and protect Solutions for Change from losing that investment and what we’ve done in this city,” he said. “Because the federal government now, for a lot of reasons that I

know most of you here are familiar with, has decided that the way to solve homelessness is through a new design called Housing First. In the Housing First design, they require nonprofits, like Solutions, to house active drug addicts in our sober programs and strip us of our ability to do our required workforce training.” Last year, Megison voluntarily gave $600,000 back to the federal and state government because the organization didn’t like the conditions. He also pointed out that they were about two years away from making Solutions for Change a free market — a social enterprise solution which would be 100 percent funded by the private sector without the help of federal and state dollars. Since Solutions returned the money, it has raised $300,000 in its “Our Proud Funding Campaign.” However, they are still short.

Deputy Mayor John Franklin shared that he thought it was important for someone trying to stay clean to have a sober housing option. “I don’t think that’s a Republican or Democrat or a rich or a poor philosophy,” he said. “I think we can all understand that if you’re a recovering drug addict and you live next to somebody who’s actively using drugs that presents a real danger to the recovering addict. We do need programs to house them and then get them into treatment, but it is very important that we have programs like this that are for folks who really understand that they’ve got an opportunity to turn their life around who are willing to invest in themselves. I think that’s what’s great about the Solutions model.” Franklin questioned what the financial impact of $140,000 would be. And more importantly, whether it something the city of Vista could afford.

Councilwoman Amanda Rigby agreed about Solutions for Change. For her, it was one of the few programs that worked. Still, she said $140,000 was a lot of money. “Before I can say yes to $140,000 just off the top of my head here, I would have to agree with Deputy Mayor Franklin,” she said. “I want to know exactly where it’s coming from. It’s not that I want to say no. I don’t have enough information right now to say yes.” Vista’s City Manager Patrick Johnson explained that the resources could be used from the Affordable Housing Funds. “If you would like, based if your recommendation is to go forward, staff will evaluate it and give you a financial breakdown of the funds that we have going forward that are not allocated and provide that to you,” he said. Council members directed staff to bring back a full analysis at a future date.

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From left, the Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC member Judy Bird, new members Joanna Mueller, Toni Kleider, Suzan Bentley, Membership Chairman Karen Keusseyan and Club President Judy Pantazo announced that the club is expanding with the addition of an Evening Section meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 and the first Wednesday of every month at The Village Café, 406 Main St., Vista. For information, (919) 847-2786, or womansclubofvista. org. Courtesy photo

Encinitas producer’s film to hit theaters in September By Aaron Burgin

ENCINITAS — About 18 months ago, Encinitas film producer Graham Sheldon was in Bloomington, Indiana on the set of his second feature film production, “The Good Catholic,” a romantic comedy featuring Hollywood mainstays Danny Glover and John C. McGinley. The film marked a milestone in Sheldon’s career. It was the first time he had worked with major Hollywood on-screen talent. A year-and-a-half later, Sheldon is again celebrating another milestone involving “The Good Catholic.” The film will make its theatrical debut on Sept. 8, after filmmakers signed a distribution deal with Broad Green Pictures earlier this year. “For independent filmmakers, theatrical distribution is the holy grail, so we are extremely fortunate and excited to have Broad Green distribute our film domestically,” Sheldon said. The film is based loosely on the story of the parents of Paul Shoulberg, the film’s director. It stars Zachary Spicer as a young, idealistic priest

whose world is turned on its ears by a woman named Jane, played by actress Wrenn Schmidt. Following film wrap up and post production, Sheldon and crew submitted the work to film festivals across the country. It premiered in February at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where jurors recognized work with the Panavision spirit award, given to the top independent film. Sheldon said audiences packed screenings and greeted it with standing ovations. “That was when we knew we had a good film,” Sheldon said. Shortly after the success in Santa Barbara, the filmmakers sent the film to distributors for consideration. A number of distributors also courted them as well, Sheldon said. By March 2017, Sheldon said, the team had settled on inking the distribution deal with Broad Green, a relatively new film company with an already impressive film resume, including “Bad Santa 2.” “The Good Catholic” will premiere in most major

markets, though currently the film won’t be shown in San Diego. Sheldon is working on that, though, contacting La Paloma Theatre and Digital Gym Cinema about showing the movie. “I would love to have the film shown here in Encinitas, because this is home,” said Sheldon, who has resided in Encinitas since finishing school at Indiana University. Sheldon said he also plans on attending the theatrical premiere at the Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills in September. The path to getting a film in theaters is not easy, he said, but his advice to young filmmakers is to not give up on that goal. “I would say the lessons for aspiring filmmakers would be to make movies you’re passionate about, do it often and surround yourself with people as talented as you,” Sheldon said. “Be as prolific as possible. It’s never been easier to get your content in front of audiences with the advent of platforms such as YouTube, so find your voice that makes you unique and keep making stuff.”

NORTH COUNTY — The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy has just opened registration for its five-month Trails & Ales hiking program, which includes two of San Diego’s best assets: beautiful landscapes and craft beers. Hikers and beer lovers will join nature caretakers from the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, Volcan Mountain Foundation, The Escondido Creek Conservancy and San Diego Canyonlands for a five-month Trails & Ales Hike series in North County that includes a visit to nearby craft breweries including Plan 9 Alehouse in Escondido, Nickel Beer Company in Julian, The Lost Abbey in Cardiff, Viewpoint Brewing in Del Mar and Jacked Up Brewery in Escondido. The Trails & Ales Hike series will begin Oct. 7, with hikes Nov. 4, Dec. 2 and Feb. 3, 2018, and March 3, 2018. All events start at 10 a.m. and all of the hikes are led by local, experienced wildlife educators. Participation is limited to 26 people, who must be 21 or over. The hikes are sold as a series for $125 for members of any of the sponsoring organizations and $150 for nonmembers. The organizations are also offering new-membership specials. Have questions about Trails & Ales Hike Series? Contact Jack Hughes, SDRVC conservation manager, at (858) 755-6956. Full details and registration are online at https:// trailsandales.eventbrite. com. Oct. 7, hikers will join the San Dieguito River

Valley Conservancy to explore Clevenger Canyon South and enjoy craft beer at Plan 9 Alehouse. Hughes will lead the hike. Nov. 4, hikers will join the Volcan Mountain Foundation to climb Volcan Mountain and cool off at Julian Hard Cider. Volcan Mountain Foundation board member and resident naturalist Sharyl Massey will co-lead the hike with Executive Director Colleen Bradley. On Dec. 2, hikers will discover Los Cielos Preserve, led by Jeff Swenerton, an educator and nat-

uralist of The Escondido Creek Conservancy, followed by a visit to Jacked Up Brewery. On Feb. 3, 2018, participants will explore Annie’s Canyon Trail, followed by a visit to The Lost Abbey, guided by Elayna Flanders, conservation education manager at San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. On March 3, 2018, hikers will join San Diego Canyonlands’ Executive Director Eric Bowlby on a hike through Gonzales Canyon, followed by a visit to Viewpoint Brewing.

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unincorporated and covers nearly 1,800 square miles bounded roughly by Fallbrook to the north, Rancho Santa Fe to the south, Oceanside and Carlsbad to the west and Borrego Springs to the east and includes the cities of Vista and San Marcos. Cities within the district administer land use authority within their individual city limits. Horn and Desmond are both Republicans. Desmond is running against Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern, also a Republican, and Oceanside Councilwoman Esther Sanchez, a Democrat. “Mayor Jim Desmond shares my view that the supervisors must maintain the fiscally conservative poli-

cies that have made San Diego County one of the best managed and financially secure local governments in the nation,” Horn said. “Protecting the taxpayers will be his first priority.” Horn mentioned in a news release that addressing traffic, expanding the county’s library system and supporting the region’s agriculture industry are important to him. He also said Desmond “will address the particular concerns of the backcountry, one of the most critical roles of this office.” Horn was first elected to the county board in 1995 and was elected to a sixth four-year term in 2014. He and fellow supervisors Ron Roberts and Greg Cox are termed out of office in 2018.

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going to protect the library. We are going to improve the library.” Officials say savings from the library’s operational budget will help the city meet its burgeoning obligations to the California Personal Employee Retirement System, which are projected to increase from $20.8 million this fiscal year to $36.8 million in five years. A budget adopted by the council in June anticipates pension deficits of $1.8 million next year and $6.5 million in 2018 without new revenue or reduced expenses, according to a report from City Manager Jeffery Epp. Abed framed the outsourcing contract with LS&S as a way to shield the library from future cuts because the city would be locked into a contract: “We have a financial crisis that will threaten not only the library but everything else

... If we don’t do this today, we are going to be cutting and cutting and cutting and that will put the library at risk. By having this contract, it will spare the library and protect it from any cuts when we face financial crisis.” Opposition to library outsourcing was marshaled by Councilwoman Olga Diaz, who appealed to her colleagues to see the library as the “heart and soul and core” of the city. “The library is one of the most important city resources in my mind,” Diaz said. “I don’t think it’s just another operational department. ... It is one of the departments that touches the most individuals daily.” She called the effort to outsource library operations “false frugality.” More than 70 residents spoke for about three hours at the Aug. 23 meeting,

nearly all of them opposed to the LS&S contract. Diaz told her colleagues that ignoring their constituents’ opposition will jeopardize prospects for winning voter approval next year to build a new library building in Grape Day Park. “What I heard from the public is if we move forward with LS&S ... our community is not going to trust that we’re going to have their best interests at heart,” Diaz said. “The core constituency that we need to help us promote, support and vote for and pay for that new library vision. That for me is the biggest travesty.” Diaz was joined in voting against the contract by Councilman Michael Morasco, who said he was torn between the practical arguments for outsourcing and emotional arguments against it.


up and sitting in parking lots waiting for drug dealers to come drop off what I needed so I could feel well enough to operate throughout the day,” Mike Weir said. “It was just a continuous, vicious cycle for years.” Now, he is four years sober. His life turned around when he went into sober living at 26. Both Weir brothers also credit their parents for their incredible guidance and support. “The best advice I can give is to stay away from drugs and open your eyes to different things and new experiences instead of just following the in-crowd in high school,” Mike Weir said. For more information, visit ImmersiveRecovery. com.

REGION — Incumbent Fifth District County Supervisor Bill Horn has endorsed San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond as his successor on the board. The endorsement comes nearly nine months before the primary election, when Horn will not run due to term limits. The office of county supervisor is seen as a non-partisan position. However, in recent years the battles for county supervisor have become more and more partisan. With land use development authority over the county unincorporated area, labor and pension issues and a huge multi-billion dollar budget, much is at stake. Horn’s district is largely


people buy sustainable or green goods, sometimes they feel as if they are sacrificing something — be it quality or functionality. “It doesn’t work as well as the mass-produced counterparts,” Rigali said. To sidestep this, Rigali wanted to follow a hedonistic sustainability blueprint coined by Danish architect Bjarke Ingles, who applied this philosophy to his architecture. A person can be sustainable and enjoy the outcome of their purchase. “Now, people don’t have to sacrifice to be sustainable when it comes to choosing our beverage, and that is what makes us unique,” said Rigali, adding that first-timers rave about it. “That is one of the big surprises with our vodka — it doesn’t taste like

every other vodka — it has a unique taste and flavor.” Misadventures Vodka launched in July. A list of establishments carrying it include Mission Avenue Bar & Grill in Oceanside, The Compass in Carlsbad, Land & Water Company in Carlsbad, Urge Gastropub in Oceanside and San Marcos, Concept Two.Seven.Eight in Hillcrest, The Roxy Encinitas and Fiesta Liquor in Carlsbad. While both Chereskin and Rigali have creative backgrounds, Chereskin is quick to point out that Misadventures & Co. is much more than just a business. Chereskin describes the venture as one of the most creative things they have ever done. Frequently, people want to know from Chereskin about any philanthropic aspect to their business. In addition to circumventing food going

to the landfills, there is another component. “The consumer gets to do something that they are almost never asked, or allowed to do, which is exercise a choice with their dollar that doesn’t just do a little bit less harm, but literally evaporates some of it,” Chereskin said. At the cost of $22 per bottle, Chereskin pointed out that the affordability factor will influence some people to participate. “A nonprofit that earns some of its own revenue streams does not have to be subject to the capriciousness of a philanthropist’s wish as to how it performs its goodness in the world. It can do what it wants consistently,” Chereskin said. “To be able to provide that as part of our business model and not as part of a donation in a more traditional sense, is part of how we engage with the world.”



“We’d party at a big house where the ‘in-crowd’ would go, and it would just be what everyone was doing. I didn’t think that there was anything wrong with it,” he said. Weekend parties would sometimes pour into the weekdays. “This progressed throughout high school and went into prescription pills as well as cocaine,” Mike Weir said. Unable to finish junior college, he had various odd jobs. He also pointed out how life took a hard turn when the opiate use started. “My day would consist of waking up, being sick because I wouldn’t have them (opiates) when I woke

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Hospice butterfly release event helps patients and families ENCINITAS — There is no better metaphor for change than the distinct phases a butterfly goes through during its life cycle — from caterpillar, to chrysalis and finally, beautiful butterfly. Whether the changes are brought on by dementia or in passing from the earth, butterflies help show people that change is a part of life, and that it does not have to be frightening. A common practice to convey love and symbolize a person’s passing from one stage to the next, a butterfly release was hosted by Silverado Hospice on July 15 at Silverado Encinitas, where a group of hospice patients and their families interacted with the tiny-yet-majestic creatures. Several of the family members noted that the experience caused an uplift in the spirits of their loved ones. All of these events are special, but the ones organized by Silverado Hospice San Diego Chaplain Frank Modic are even more so because he raises the butterflies himself in his

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LEAD STORY The Adair family of Deerfield Beach, Florida, were startled awake on July 15 by the sound of something meaty crashing onto their roof. When they investigated, they found two packages of Italian pork sausage in the side yard, and three more packages still on the roof. The sausages were in bags marked with the name of a land-clearing company in Alabama. Austin Adair called the company to inquire about the wayward sausages, but "the guy had no idea what I was talking about and probably thought I was crazy," he said, and the mystery remains unsolved. "I would love to know what really happened," said Jennie Adair, "because it's just so, so odd." [WPLG 10 News, 7/17/2017] THE NAKED TRUTH -- Summers are hot in Lawrence, Kansas, and Christopher Steven Carlson, 34, of Riley took advantage of the warm temperatures on July 30 to stroll down a sidewalk in the busy college town in his birthday suit -- twice. Police first arrested Carlson around 2 p.m. in downtown Lawrence for indecent exposure, after which he paid his $500 fine and was released. He caught a taxi from the Douglas County Jail back to the downtown area, where he stiffed the driver, left his clothes in the car and resumed his in-the-buff constitutional. Local business owner Meg Heriford said: "Our customers were not alarmed. It was more like, 'Hey, there's a naked guy.'" [Kan-

All of these events are special, but the ones organized by Silverado Hospice San Diego Chaplain Frank Modic are even more so because he raises the butterflies himself in his own backyard. Courtesy photo A butterfly release was hosted by Silverado Hospice on July 15 at Silverado Encinitas. Courtesy photo

own backyard. Everyone in attendance who wanted to could experience the breathtaking beauty personally. Chaplain Frank ex-

plained, “I think the engagement and the excitement is what makes a difference.” Chaplain Frank’s butterfly release, long a staple of Hospice San

Diego’s care, has earned itself a reputation in the area. Silverado Encinitas is committed to offering the highest quality care to

sas City Star, 7/31/2017] -- Nakedness does leave one a bit vulnerable, as Travis Tingler, 32, found out on July 16 as he stood unclothed outside his girlfriend's house in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, shouting and threatening to hurt the people inside. When police arrived, they tried and failed to get Tingler back into his pants, so they handcuffed him. As they struggled to put him in the police car, Tingler picked up a lighter off the ground, and a probe from an officer's stun gun struck the lighter, igniting Tingler's chest and beard hairs. An officer was able to pat the fire out. [NY Daily News, 7/18/2017] -- Nudity, like everything else, is more fun when you can share it with friends. Or so it appeared to drivers along route A66 in Workington, Cumbria, in England, who spied four "shame-faced" men walking along the road wearing nothing but sneakers on July 30. The four "protected their modesty with cupped hands" and appeared to be walking quickly, according to Kathryn Lynn, 50, who drove by with her husband and daughter and snapped a photo of the odd group. "It was a bit of a shock to see," she said. [Daily Mail, 8/4/2017]

a little and have overcome some challenges," opined political consultant Greg Bowens. Michigan law allows convicted felons to vote and run for office unless they are currently incarcerated, or if their offenses are fraud-related or constitute a breach of public trust. (Update: None of the felons advanced to the general election.) [Detroit News, 8/2/2017]

cies of turtles used to be an invasive process, sometimes requiring surgery on the little guy or gal. But Donald McKnight, a Ph.D. student at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, has perfected a method that speeds up the process -- and presumably pleases the shelled reptile. McKnight uses a vibrator to stimulate the underside of the turtle, which causes a male to "reveal himself," sometimes in as little as 4 seconds. McKnight did his research in Oklahoma on threatened western chicken turtles. [ABC Sunshine Coast, 8/3/2017]

THE CONTINUING CRISIS Out of eight candidates for Detroit mayor in the Aug. 8 primary, half were convicted felons, the Detroit News reported. Three women and one man have convictions including gun crimes and assault with intent to commit murder. "Black marks on your record show you have lived

IRONIES In Green Bay, Wisconsin, the Spartans of Vincent T. Lombardi Middle School won't be playing football this year because of a lack of coaches. Jim Van Abel, principal of the school named after the revered coach of the Green Bay Packers, told parents in a letter that the district had been advertising for coaching positions since April, to no avail. Student Alex Coniff said last year about 55 students played on the school's two football teams. (Interestingly, the district was also unable to provide a representative to be interviewed for the story.) [FOX 11 News, 8/1/2017] THE PERFECT NAME Weedville, Pennsylvania, more than lived up to its name on July 31 when the North Central Municipal Drug Task Force busted Tiffany R. Potts, 23, and James Michael Dunshie, 30, at their home. The pair were caught with heroin, methamphetamines, hallucinogenic mushrooms, firearms and drug paraphernalia -- but, apparently, no weed. [The Courier Express, 8/4/2017] THE JOB OF THE RESEARCHER Sexing certain spe-

READERS' CHOICE Dilworth, Minnesota, police officer Brad Browning suffered a bout of bad luck on Aug. 2 after he pulled over a car with a burned-out headlight. The driver, Stephen Hietala, 27, of Perham, had a warrant out for his arrest. When officers tried to handcuff Hietala, he resisted, prompting one officer to fire his Taser, which missed Heitala and hit Officer Browning instead. Hietala took off running, with Browning chasing on foot. Soon a sheriff's deputy arrived with a police dog, but as Browning cornered Hietala in an alley, the dog bit Browning instead of the criminal. Officers finally arrested Hietala for fleeing a police officer and drug possession. [Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 8/5/2017] BRIGHT IDEA In Munich, Germany, Benjamin David has found a unique way to drown his commuting sorrows. He swims to work. "When I was on my bike, I would yell at cars," David

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said. "When I was on foot, I would yell at cyclists. ... (J)ust a few metres to the side of (the road) is the (Isar) river, and if you just swim down that, it's completely relaxed and refreshing." David stores his work clothes, laptop and mobile phone in a waterproof bag, and the river's current sometimes allows him to float along his 1.2mile route and enjoy the scenery -- including bystanders on bridges. [CBC Radio, 8/4/2017]

IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE GOALS When federal agents turned up in May 2016 with a search warrant at the Miami home of 19-year-old Phyllistone Termine, they interrupted the teenager as he crafted a summer fraud to-do list. Items on the list included buying credit card numbers and security codes on the "dark web." Between March 2015 and his arrest, Termine had used stolen Social Security numbers from more than 1,000 victims to collect unemployment benefits in excess of $1 million. Next to his bed were blank white credit cards with magnetic strips and equipment to encode those strips. In July, Termine was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in federal prison, where his organizational skills may be put to some more legal purpose. [Miami Herald, 7/30/2017]

AWESOME! Two Subway sandwich shop workers in Coventry, Rhode Island, frustrated a potential robber on July 25 by acting like teenagers -- ignoring his demands for money until he finally gave up and left the store. Police told a local news station that the robber, caught on security cameras, looked "exasperated" and "mumbled something under his breath as he walked out of the business." [NBC News, 7/30/2017] OOPS! A Hartford City, Indiana, man was outed to police by a tattoo on the back of his neck as he tried to use an alias on July 28. The incident started when James Jason Buck, 33, pounded on the door of a Muncie home, demanding a drink, and homeowners called the police. At first, the man said he was Robert Dill, 37, of Florida. But when an officer noticed his tattoo, "Buck," and called him Mr. Buck, he confessed his real name and date of birth. Mr. Buck also had a plastic bag with crystal methamphetamine, and, officers discovered, a rather long rap sheet. [The Star Press, 7/29/2017]


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VISTA — Arranging the clothes at the Hope Boutique in Vista, Kathleen Higgins, executive director of Operation HOPE, perused the selection at their annex location. She paid particular attention to the children’s section. “We are really in need of shoes and clothes for boys,” she said. There is a long-standing belief that the homeless are mostly nonworking middle-aged men. According to Higgins, for the last eight years, the average age of a homeless person is 9 years old. “So, who’s homeless is not who we think is homeless anymore,” Higgins said. The need to support the homeless in North County is ongoing. Organizations are doing what they can to raise awareness on the issue. Higgins understands people from middle and upper middle-class communities are surprised to hear about this happening in their communities. “You may think you don’t have homeless people where you live, but I guarantee, you do,” she said. “They’ve been counted.” Once a year, in the middle of the night during the month of January, the number of homeless people are counted across the entire U.S. “We’re even counting in towns like Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe,” Higgins said. “We could be counting the housekeeper who is living in a trailer on the back of a property or staying overnight in their car.” Higgins pointed out that another scenario may be a family who has lost their home, and they are

Executive director of Operation HOPE, Kathleen Higgins, at the Hope Boutique in Vista. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

squatting somewhere until someone comes and removes them. While there may not be any infrastructure in a particular city for the homeless, they have to travel elsewhere to find it. And that’s where Operation HOPE comes in. The organization serves North County, and at times, it does take families in from San Diego. Operation HOPE offers families private rooms. In 2003, Higgins said the city of Vista identified a homeless need. A year later, a rental

Price of National Parks senior pass going up To meet requirements set by legislation by Congress in December 2016, the price of the America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80. The change will take effect Aug. 28. Pass holders are given lifetime access to more than 2,000 sites and parks. The fee increase

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warehouse shelter was utilized. In 2012, Operation HOPE then purchased its own shelter property in Vista. The programs and assistance Operation HOPE provide, helps families toward empowerment and independence. Higgins shared that when someone is homeless, they learn quickly to fly under the radar, so others do not see them. Still, the homeless activity is identified around certain parts of town. “Around 8 o’clock at

night in some of the shopping centers, you’ll start to see cars pull up into the fringes of the parking lots of the shopping centers, and people are getting comfortable,” she said. “And that’s because they’re going to sleep in the parking lot that night with their family. And unless you’re actively looking for it or you know what you’re looking for, you don’t even realize it’s happening.” Higgins wants people to know that somebody does not set out in the morning to become an alcoholic or a drug addict. And the same holds true for those who have been self-medicating to relieve themselves of whatever physical or mental ailment is ruining their life. “By the time you see them as an alcoholic, it’s because something terrible has happened to them, and nobody has ever helped them deal with it,” she said. “What they need is the help.” Higgins said another demographic needing care are seniors. In the last six months, they have had a few clients who were 65 and older. “They were living in their cars illegally and got ticketed,” she said. “When they got too many tickets, their cars got impounded, and then they had nothing.” Higgins wants people to know that there are many ways North County residents can get involved and help those in need. Fundraising and volunteering are two huge ways to assist Operation HOPE and all its efforts. To learn more about Operation HOPE, visit or call (760) 536-3880.

convention in Escondido ESCONDIDO — The San Diego County Democratic Party has announced its seventh Biennial County Convention, coming up Oct. 21, at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Area residents can experience the dynamism and energy of a political convention without the need to be elected as a delegate. Everyone is welcome to attend. Reserve your place by registering at and mark your calendar for the 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Rutz gets call to umpire at Little League World Series sports talk jay paris


v e r y o n e knows that it’s three strikes and you’re out,


At the recent Orchard Supply Hardware grand opening at 177 S. Las Posas Road in San Marcos, from left, San Marcos Parks & Recreation Manager Holly Malan, with Friends of San Marcos board members Kathryn Gray, Travis Lindsay, Debbie Thompson and Marty Walls, received a $5,000 check from OHS Manager Jill Cheyne-Roy. Neighbors Helping Neighbors is part of the store’s community engagement program, where new stores partner with a local organization on neighborhood improvement projects. Courtesy photo

Be part of countywide clean-up REGION — Registration for San Diego County’s largest cleanup of the year, Coastal Cleanup Day, is now open. I Love A Clean San Diego’s 33rd annual Coastal Cleanup Day, from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 16, joins more than 100 countries in an International Coastal Cleanup effort. ILACSD invites the community to participate locally by choosing from 105 sites where San Diego-based volunteers can work alongside a half million volunteers worldwide. Volunteers of all ages and ability levels are welcome

to register for a site of their choice at While the name Coastal Cleanup Day suggests that it is a beach cleanup, ILACSD’s volunteer efforts will reach far beyond the coast. With 80 percent of marine debris originating in inland areas, ILACSD expands its Coastal Cleanup Day reach to include both inland and coastal territory. This year, 65 percent of the cleanup sites are located inland along rivers, creeks, canyons, and urban areas where debris can be stopped before making its way to the ocean.

At 114 clean-up sites last year, volunteers removed 185,000 pounds of debris from San Diego County — the equivalent weight of 10 garbage trucks. While litter removal is a large focus of the event, volunteers will also participate in beautification projects such as graffiti removal and replacing invasive species with drought-tolerant landscape. Volunteers are asked to bring their own reusable water bottle, work gloves and bucket to collect litter. ILACSD also collects valuable data that helps

in the understanding of how we can better prevent litter. Instead of using paper data cards, ILACSD is asking volunteers to download the Ocean Conservancy's user-friendly mobile data collection app, Clean Swell, onto their smartphones as another way to cut back on waste. Registration information and details regarding Coastal Cleanup Day can be found at For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit or call (619) 291-0103. Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Historical society fires up pit barbecue VISTA — The Vista Historical Society will be hosting its annual Old-Fashioned Pit Barbecue from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 26, at 2317 Old Foot-

hill Drive, Vista. The cost will be $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 years and younger. The brisket and pulled pork will be cooked on site

in a deep-pit barbecue. The menu will also include corn on the cob, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, and water and lemonade. Dessert will include the brownies from the Sunrise Cafe. Wine and locally brewed beer will be available for $3 per glass. There will be entertainment by local country western band Rick Robledo and the Working Cowboy Band, and square dance performance and instruction by the Oceanwavers Square Dance Club along with line dance instruction for anyone who

would like to learn. Popcorn and cotton candy will be available for all, and a bounce house for the youngsters. The day will include an apple dessert contest. Guests are invited to bring a favorite apple dessert for judging, to win $100 for first place, $50 for second place or $25 for third place. Raffle prizes will also include tickets to Disneyland. Reservations are not required. For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact the museum at (760) 630-0444.

right? That message didn’t reach someone who should know better: umpire Chris Rutz. For seven years Rutz, of Oceanside, has swung and missed when trying to reach the Little League World Series. Since qualifying for the prestigious event in 2010, Rutz patiently waited each summer to learn if he had made the cut for Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Finally the call went this popular arbitrator’s way and he’ll be working the international event that runs through Aug. 27. “I’m extremely humbled,” said Rutz, who is celebrating his 20th season of calling balls and strikes. “There are so many umpires from the West, not only just California and Southern California, who deserve to go. There are literally hundreds of umpires that are wishing they were in my shoes.’’ But if the mask fits, wear it and Rutz does just that as well as anyone. Rutz has done so since he signed his daughter, Desirae, up for T-Ball two decades ago. He wanted to help and who needs more assistance that those poor souls calling games, while being called some unsavory things. He’s called a savior to many in District 70, an area that includes the seven Little Leagues in Oceanside, Vista, Fallbrook and Bonsall. When Rutz, the district’s umpire in chief, takes the field wearing blue the coaches know things will go smoothly. “It’s like having a Little League game with a big league umpire,” Daryl Wasano said. It was Wasano’s Oceans-

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ide American LL All-Star team that advanced to Williamsport in 2001. So Wasano knows what it takes to stand above the rest. What’s neat about Rutz is that when he settles behind the plate, he brings calm to everyone else. He’s not there to draw attention to himself. Instead he ensures the real stars on the field — the youngsters — are treated fairly and with respect. “He’s always there for the kids,” Wasano said. Rutz hears the praise and allows it to pass, like a keen batter laying off an outside offering. What he doesn’t let slide is an adult taking out their frustration on a tyke in an oversized uniform. “I can deal with managers and coaches when they tell me I might have missed a call,” Rutz said. “But when I see adults, whether they are on the field or in the stands, going after the kid, well that gets under my skin. “If a parent is going off on a kid because he missed a fly ball and he is walking off the field crying, well there is no need for that.” Rutz, 44, isn’t shy about telling an overzealous grownup just that. Little League is about smiles and snow cones and good guys like Rutz showing the way. Youngsters need role models, not critics, and Rutz is the former, not the latter. This proud ex-Navy man, whose son, Tyler, plays in the Oceanside Valley LL, grasps that the final score matters little on all those warm Saturday afternoons. “Little League is not a baseball program, it’s a leadership development program that uses the tools of baseball to teach our children,” he said. “These are our future leaders of America, and society, and they have to learn the skills on how to win gracefully when they lose, not being a sore loser.” So Rutz, like thousands of other volunteers, pitches in by determining if the pitch was in the strike zone. But he has similar impact when sharing an encouraging word or giving a scuffling participant a pat on the back. “There is a way to talk to the players as a coach,” Rutz said. “And it’s by praising the kids and using positive feedback.” There are few negative vibes when Rutz graces a diamond and the North County is the better for it. Now we share our gem with the Little League universe, where Rutz will umpire 16 games over 11 days. “I’m going to see some of the best Little League baseball in the world,” Rutz said. Those games will stay on track thanks to the best Little League umpires in the world. One of them is Rutz, and as he proved after seven strikes, he still wasn’t out. Contact Jay Paris at Follow him on Twitter @jparis_sports.

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City aquatic center denied building funds By Promise Yee

Seraphine Bustillos, 15, has dyed her hair red in the past, and she left home with her pet snake, a ball python. Courtesy photos



elsewhere in California to bring her back. The case is complicated because Sera Bustillos is “actively trying to avoid us and the family. She’s trying to stay runaway,” sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Keim said. “It’s been worked as if she’s at risk just because she’s 15 and she’s that far

away from home,” Keim said. “We’re doing everything possible to try and find her. Just because she’s a voluntary runaway does not mean we don’t take it seriously.” The parents, Eveline and attorney Luis Michael Bustillos, are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to their daughter’s safe return. A GoFundMe page to raise money for the search has collected pledges of more than $10,000 toward a $25,000 goal as

of Aug. 23. “I don’t think any of us parents really know what their kids are doing every day online,” Eveline Bustillos said. “It’s really scary how we think we think are on top of it and we really aren’t.” Sera Bustillos has dark blond hair dyed black when she left home, her mother said; her hair has also been dyed red in the past. She is 5 feet 1 inch tall and about 115 pounds. Her parents think she could be seen on weekends in a pet store buying feeder mice for her pet snake, an 18-inch ball python. Anyone with information about Sera Bustillos is asked to call the sheriff’s department at (858) 565-5200 or an anonymous tip line established by the parents at (760) 348-8808.

OCEANSIDE — Despite having funding means and strong community support, the planned city aquatic center did not receive approval for building funds on Aug. 23. The City Council chambers were packed with supporters for the aquatic center, which has seen its way through plans and design. Speakers said there is a need for an aquatic center with a competition-length pool to replace the dated smaller facility the city operates. They noted the city’s population growth since the current pool was built in the 1950s, and the burden to drive elsewhere to use a suitable facility. Speakers also touted the recreational and competitive sports benefits an aquatic center would provide. “There’s not really a better spot, place and time,” Scott Wagner, an Oceanside resident, teacher and coach, said. Others mentioned the lengthy process of five City Council meetings to get to Wednesday’s request. “I’ve been up here many, many times,” Tony Davis, an Oceanside resident, said. “I feel we’re very close. It’s been 50 years, now’s the time to get a pool in there.” City Council’s 2-2 vote failed to allow the issuance of new Lease Revenue Bonds to fund the aquatic center, beach amphitheater restrooms and pay down PERs costs. Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery and

Councilman Jerry Kern voted no. Mayor Jim Wood was absent. A motion to use some of $15 million in available net bond proceeds to pay for beach restrooms and PERs costs also failed. Councilman Jack Feller and Councilwoman Esther Sanchez voted no. Kern said he has questions on how the city would pay aquatic center operating expenses that he estimated at $1 million annually. He said he is interested to see if the city facility could be privately operated to cut city costs. Feller and Sanchez voiced support for the aquatic center. Feller said a facility at El Corazon would serve both daytime senior programs and after-school youth programs. He added the cost to operate it, which was mentioned by Kern, is already known. “I’ve already heard everything I need to go forward with this,” Feller said. “This is the centerpiece for a lot of our recreation in the right place. It’s an opportunity missed if we’re not doing it right now. We’re ready essentially to dig the hole.” Kern said he supports the aquatic center and agrees there is a need for it, but he cannot move forward without knowing operating costs. City Manager Michelle Skaggs-Lawrence said city staff would follow up on Kern’s request and provide City Council more information on operating costs.

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Menopause, what is it? By Dr. Jan Penvose-Yi, OB-GYN Menopause is a natural transition that occurs in a woman’s life. It can cause many physical and emotional changes for some, but it is not a disease or an illness. The menopausal transition begins on average at the age of 47 years or typically during a window of 45-55 years. Perimenopause or the menopausal transition, begins on average, 4 years prior to the last menstrual period, aka “menopause”. Menopause occurs at a median age of 51-52 years. It represents ovarian failure or complete or near complete, ovarian follicular depeletion. Twelve months after the last menstrual period, women are officially postmenopausal. Stopping your menses prior to 40 years is considered premature menopause or premature ovarian failure.


Perimenopause and menopause affect every woman differently. A few women are lucky to have the only symptom be the loss of their menses, but for the rest of us women, the most common symptom that occurs is hot flashes. Hot flashes occur in up to 80% of women going through the transition. Other common symptoms caused by the marked hormonal changes associated with menopause are sleep disturbances, urinary issues, decreased sex drive, mood symptoms, and vaginal dryness. There are also decreasing changes in lipids and bone density, both of which have implications for long-term health. Although menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life and does not always need treatment, the changes associated with menopause can affect or disrupt our day to day life. There are many effective treatments available to those whose lives are affected. One significant problem caused by decreased estrogen that can affect many aspects of health and wellness during the transition to menopause is vaginal dryness from vaginal tissue atrophy (thinning, dryness and inflammation of the vaginal walls). This can lead to painful intercourse, frequent urinary tract infections, and urinary incontinence. It’s a good idea to write down your

menopause-related symptoms and share this information with you doctor. Together, you can discuss various treatment options for your personal symptom profiles.

Your Health & Menopause

The best and most effective first line tactic for managing the menopausal transition is eating a well-balanced, healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise. Your doctor may recommend adding vitamins and/or mineral tailored to your specific needs. Routine screening exams and tests such as pelvic exams with or without Pap Smears and mammograms will still be necessary. Your doctor can educate you how often these are needed.

Managing Symptoms

Commonly used for hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and bone protection, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) uses both oral and/or topical (often Bioidentical) hormones such as Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone as a means of alleviating some of the symptoms associated with menopause. Bioidentical hormone therapy is meant to mimic the structure of hormones that our body naturally produces. Both are prescribed by a physician and can be effective in treating the symptoms of menopause. Your doctor can determine if HRT is an appropriate treatment option for you. Vaginal atrophy is typically treated with different forms of therapy. Therapy options range from over the counter lubricants/

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pre- or pro-biotics, various food grade oils (Coconut, Olive and Pomegranate) and vaginal estrogen creams. There are also some medications that are oral and designed to target vaginal tissue specifically. There is a newer product available that is a vaginal steroid insert that converts to Estrogen and DHEA in the vaginal tissue cells. Finally, for those who need or want to avoid hormones or those for whom hormones are contraindicated (ie: breast cancer survivors), there is the very effective hormone free option of vaginal laser therapy.

No Longer a Painful Situation

The Mona Lisa Touch (MLT) Vaginal Rejuvenation Laser is a hormone-free alternative to treat the cascade of symptoms that develop with vaginal atrophy associated with Menopause. It rejuvenates the vaginal tissue by triggering the body to produce more collagen and elastin in the vaginal tissue. This allows the tissue to stay more hydrated and regain its’ natural elasticity and comfort. It treats the associated symptoms of overactive bladder and pain with intercourse. It is also approved to treat a less common, but life altering condition known as lichen sclerosis which causes significant morbidity for those affected with it. The MLT is a great option for patients with a contraindication to HRT and other Estrogen based products. It is a series of 1 to 3 pain-free procedures followed by an annual maintenance one time per year. Most patients report a reduction in dryness, burning, pain with intercourse, and urinary symptoms. Together, you and your doctor, can determine what treatment options, if any, are right for you.

About Dr. Penvose-Yi Dr. Jan Penvose-Yi is a Board-Certified OB-GYN affiliated with Tri-City Medical Center. Her experience spans both coasts and the Midwest. She did her residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center at Buffalo, New York and graduated from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. Dr. Penvose-Yi adopts a humanistic care philosophy where the patient is valued as a whole and the time is taken to provide thoughtful, thorough healthcare. She is very happy to have the opportunity to create her vision of a Women’s Wellness Center while embracing the lifestyle of Southern California. To learn more about Dr. Penvose-Yi or make an appointment, visit www.tricitymed. org or call 855.222.8262.

Dan McAllister points to the entrance of the Vista Council Chambers where people could get more information on property taxes. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

99.3 percent of residents paying their property taxes, McAllister says By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — In preparation for the upcoming property tax season, San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister stopped by the city of Vista. He provided a brief presentation to the City Council during its Aug. 8 monthly meeting. McAllister wanted the City Council members to know how property tax collection rates were climbing. “In the last three years, we’ve surpassed 99 percent,” McAllister said. “This year, we hit 99.3 percent which is an alltime high for our office. Once again, I think it’s a good sign of the economy and the economic times that we’re in; and, while a number of people still are trying to pull up and trying to get up, times are better than they were, and that’s a positive for our economy overall.” As far as countywide valuations were concerned, they were up. McAllister said they increased 5.6 percent this last year, which is considered high. This year, the assessor predicts an upward movement of 4 percent. Not so high as the previous year, but still rising. Another uptick area was in electronic payments. McAllister said their office was trying to stimulate and foster the online payment of taxes. People connected with the tax collector online can also receive payment reminders. McAllister wanted everyone to know that roughly 25 percent of San Diego County taxpayers were receiving these

reminders during the first and second “season of giving.” On the other hand, 58 percent of property taxpayers in the county were paying online. “Our goal is 100 percent electronic payments, but we think we’re still a few years away from that,” he said. McAllister pointed out that this past year his office mailed off a total of 989,089 bills within San Diego County. It’s moving up, and it’s moving northward, he said. McAllister told the City Council members and constituents who were in attendance that there was a huge demand for housing in the area. However, there was a limited supply. “We used to see developers build tracts of 1,000 or 2,000 at a time, they now do 20 or 50 or 100 at a time, maybe 250 max,” he said. “But it’s still not the number to meet the needs of people coming to San Diego County and living in this great location.” McAllister said he suspected this was a topic which needed to be wrestled with for many years to come. He then thanked the Vista City Council for its work in trying to increase the housing supply. McAllister ended his presentation by noting that his office speaks 17 languages. “I think that’s indicative of the times we are in and the place we live,” he said. “This is a wonderful place for people to relocate and come to our great county. People come to us from all over the world.”

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The Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation recently awarded college scholarships to, from left, Robert and Erin Chumbley, Sam Dumont, Maile Davis and Dakota Dantzer. Courtesy photos

Fire foundation awards scholarships By Bianca Kaplanek

CARLSBAD — Five area students, all children of Carlsbad firefighters, were recently awarded a total of $21,500 in college scholarships for the upcoming school year from the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation Erin Chumbley, who will attend Palomar College, plans to study hospitality and tourism and eventually transfer to a four-year university. Robert Chumbley will be attending the University of California Santa Barbara, where he will work toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Both are residents of Escondido. Robert Chumbley is a graduate of Escondido Charter High School. Carlsbad High School graduate Maile Davis, who has already established an online marketing company, will seek to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from California State University San Marcos. Sam Dumont will major in finance at the University of California Irvine. The Encinitas resident graduated from San Dieguito High School Academy. With a goal to go onto medical school and become a physician, Dakota Dantzer is entering her sophomore year at Pacific University in Oregon. She is a graduate of Murrieta Valley High School. Erin Chumbley received a $1,500 scholarship. The others were each awarded $5,000. The Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation was launched in 2014 by Frank Whitton to enhance fire and

rescue services, support safety education and provide scholarships for children of Carlsbad firefighters and paramedics. In addition to helping with college tuition, the organization has purchased various materials and equipment, including three chemical detox chambers to reduce the risk of cancer among the city’s firefighters. Carlsbad’s 2015 Citizen of the Year, Whitton retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1978, following 23 years of military service with the U.S. Marine Corps. A Carlsbad resident for nearly 25 years, he has been a volunteer member of the Traffic Commission, Juvenile Justice Panel and Planning Commission. Whitton spent about a year completing the required paperwork to create the nonprofit foundation. One requirement was the scholarship program, he said. Money comes from private donations and fundraisers, the largest of which is a golf tournament and dinner at The Crossings at Carlsbad. The third annual event will be held Oct. 23. Registration starts at 10 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by an auction. For more information, visit or contact Pat McCready at or (858) 583-2323. Donations can be sent to Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation, 3451 Via Montebello, Unit 192-530, Carlsbad, CA 92009.

SAN MARCOS — St. Mark Golf Club, the semi-private golf course at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos, has recently unveiled a $5 million renovation. The reimagination includes a new casual restaurant, pro shop, and meeting and event space. “Many people have worked extremely hard to make St. Mark Golf Club a truly outstanding golf facility,” said Frank Iannuzzi, general manager of St. Mark Golf Club. “We are so pleased with the response from our members and guests about the club’s renovations. A new look and feel enhances the playing experience for all of us, and will make all levels of players want to play again and again.” The course and golf club are managed by Eat. Drink.Sleep, who own and manage other restaurants, hotels, and entertainment properties including Tower23 Hotel, JRDN restaurant, Draft, Cannonball, and Belmont Park. The club’s restaurant, The Grill, is now a counter service dining concept that features allnew menu items like panko-breaded Snap Crackle Shrimp, the Crosby Cobb Salad, named after pro golfer Nathaniel Crosby, and the Go for the Green Burger. The site offers 3,500 square feet of event space for weddings, social events, private get-togethers, and corporate meetings. Before a round on the greens, golfers can make their way to the redesigned Pro Shop, which is stocked with the latest in golf attire and gear, and features an in-shop beer bar with 35 can selections at the ready. In addition to the Pro Shop upgrades, new course equipment and signage have been set in place to improve the overall playing experience.

St. Mark Golf Club, a semi-private golf course at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos, has unveiled a $5 million renovation. Courtesy photos

Plans for golf school and junior golf camps are also in development. The property has also hired a new Director of Instruction, Lee Sanudo. Born and raised in San Diego, Sanudo has been involved in the sport for more than 27 years and is a Class A PGA Teaching Professional. His father Cesar Sanudo, a renowned PGA


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Fred Couples, and Dave Stockton to name a few. Following in his father’s footsteps, he soon became an accomplished player and talented instructor. Sanudo provides guests with the tools necessary to achieve their golf game goals, regardless of skill level. Additional enhancements are set to be unveiled in the fall of 2017 and include new golf cart pathways, upgraded guest locker rooms and restrooms, the expansion of an instructional program, and more. For visit inquiries or to reserve a tee time, please visit or call (877) 526-2671.


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GET TO KNOW YOUR LAGOON The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation conducts free Eco Tours from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 starting at the Discovery Center, 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad. Registration is required, and space is limited to 30 participants. For more information, go to or call (760) 8041969. LIFELONG LEARNING The Neurobiology of Healthy Brain Aging and Leonard Bernstein will be the topics at LIFE Lectures at MiraCosta College, starting at 1 p.m. Aug. 25, at the college’s Oceanside campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. #1000.Purchase a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot 1A, and park in this lot. Visit life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972. BRICK BY BRICK Become a permanent part of

Encinitas Community Park history, with your own personalized brick paver at Encinitas Community Park. The 6-inch-by-9-inch paver bricks are $200 and include three lines of text. Funds raised from paver sales will purchase a variety of amenities for the park. Download an application at Resident/Recreation-Programs. ‘WOMEN WHO WILL’ Sign up now for the Vista Chamber of Commerce Business Women's Event, “Women Who Will: The Power & Purpose of Phenomenal Women: Stories that Inspire, Educate & Elevate!” to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Cal State San Marcos. Come enjoy food, wine, networking, shopping, and inspiring speakers. Individual tickets are $50, table of eight for $400. Reserve your ticket by calling (760) 726-1122 or visit

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ITALIAN PRIDE The Italian Genealogy Society of San Diego meets at noon Aug. 26, at Borrelli's Ital-

ian Restaurant, 285 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas. The group hosts a professional speaker who will provide tips for researching Italian heritage, culture and history. Cost is $15, which includes lunch and speaker fees. Make reservations at (619) 3259671. BEST BARBECUE The Vista Historical Society will be hosting its annual Old-Fashioned Pit Barbecue from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 26, at 2317 Old Foothill Drive, Vista. The cost will be $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 years and younger. Reservations are not required. For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact the museum at (760) 630-0444. REMEMBER THE VOTE Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with the Women's Museum of California at a Suffrage Parade and Rally 4 p.m. Aug. 26 on the lawn area by the Hall of Nations Balboa Park, San Diego (across from the Organ Pavilion). Don your suffrage hat and long skirt, and wave your women equality signs. LGBTQ BOOK CLUB

Vista Library's LGBTQ Brunch and Book Club is open to all adults, focusing on books by, for or about LGBTQ people and communities. Enjoy lively talk at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Vista Branch of the San Diego County Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista. For more information, contact the Vista Library, (760) 643-5100 or visit sdcl. org. DEMOCRATS LOOK AT HEALTH CARE The Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad for a panel discussion on the future of Health Care in the United States. For more information, call Carol at (760) 753-4082. SENIOR SOCK HOP The city of Oceanside Parks & Recreation invites all seniors to a Sock Hop from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 at the El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive in Oceanside. Included in the evening’s fun is dancing, prizes, games, live performances, burgers, root beer floats, raffles, costume contest and a live DJ. The cost is $10 at the door. For more infor-

AUG. 25, 2017 mation call (760) 435-5250. ‘WINE, CHOCOLATE AND A GOOD BOOK’ Join Friends of the Oceanside Public Library for “Wine, Chocolate and a Good Book,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets are $35 online at Eventbrite http:// For more information, email G R A N D PA R E N T S RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Register now for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Relative Caregiver Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the North Inland Live Well Center, 649 W. Mission Ave., Escondido. Register at /highlighted-resources /grandparents-caregivers/ TEACHING SCIENCE Sign up now for LabRats San Diego, an after-school education Professional Development Workshop for parents and teachers from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Cost is $75 at The workshop will offer lessons in a proven, scientific based, hands-on approach to help children develop a passion and interest in science.

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In loving memory of

Elinor Nilson Johnson

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of longtime Encinitas resident Elinor Nilson Johnson affectionately known as “Grandma”. She passed away peacefully on July 21, 2017 at Silvergate Retirement Residence in San Marcos at the young age of 89 years old. She was the devoted wife of Albert and moved to California to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren after Albert’s passing in 1996. She was a lifelong newspaper per-

son and spent most of her career working as a type setter and proof reader for The Bristol Press in Connecticut before retiring. She never lost her love or passion for the newspaper and read the entire newspaper daily. She will be forever remembered by her family and friends near and far and is dearly missed by her beloved best California friend, Carolyn Polese. The two were known to make the “rounds” nightly at their favorite Encinitas stores and befriended many during their escapades. When Elinor was not gallivanting around town she enjoyed playing Mexican Dominos and Shanghai with several of her closest friends at High Country Villas. A Celebration of Life will be held for Elinor at the home of her daughter on Saturday, September 23, 2017. For more information contact Heidi DeBerry at 619.540.4470.

A T  T Horace Mann said, “Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience and care.” As another school year begins, we honor these men and women who care enough to choose teaching as their life’s role. Teachers give of themselves, their minds, their thoughts, their energy, and their hearts. They point the way, helping shape the minds and attitudes of tomorrow’s leaders. We task these people with the job of inspiring our students to work, to learn, to achieve - a demanding job often made more difficult by the pressures and influences of our modern society and a tight school budget. Teachers accomplish all this, regardless of the various difficulties, because they CARE! If you can read this tribute, be sure to THANK A TEACHER! Please watch for children on their way to school.



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CATHOLIC FRIENDS The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group, for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities, will attend mass at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church followed CROPat Ignite Bistro, by lunch .93 Aug. 27 and play Carlsbad Bocce.93Ball at the Elk’s Club,4.17 Vista, Aug. 29 and visit 4.28 the Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar Aug. 31. Reservations are necessary: (858) 674-4324 VISTA BEER RUN Visit US/registration/2017-vist a - b e e r- r u n - h a l f - m a rat hon - - 5 k-v i s t a - o c to ber-31034 and register now for the Inaugural Vista Beer Run Half Marathon & 5k Oct. 22, at Rancho Buena Vista Park, aka The Duck Pond. Enjoy a fun trail and industrial park run that will take you past nine Vista breweries. Half marathoners receive a hoodie, a beer bottle opener custom medal and a free beer in the finish expo.

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WATER POLO SEASON The San Dieguito High School Academy Boys Water Polo Team is kicking off its season. Games start at 7 p.m. at Alga Norte Aquatic Center in Carlsbad. For more information, contact GOLF FOR THE KIDS Register now and get early "birdie" prices before Aug. 28 for the Sept. 18 Casa Kids Golf Tournament at Twin Oaks Golf Course, 1425 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. Tickets at events/fore-golf-event. Before Aug. 28, $225 for single and $800 for foursome.

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PREHISTORIC PARTY Make reservations now for Pala RV Resort’s Prehistoric Party, Sept. 8 and Sept. 9, that will award guests fun prizes for the best costume, longest stone throw, best cave drawing and the best decorated site. Guests must stay a minimum of two nights, Friday and Saturday, and reservations are being accepted at (844) 472-5278.

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SUPPORT THE ARTS The Globe Guilders invite the community to its fashion show and luncheon, Celebrating Couture 2017, Aug. 30 in the Costa Del Mar Ballroom of the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, 2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad, to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Tickets start at $125 by calling Barbara Bolt at (619) 889-7121 or visit MIRACLE LEAGUE SEASON NEAR Miracle League registration for the Fall 2017 season is open. ML is using a new registration system this season, to click through to the registration page at mlsd/registrations/. Opening day is Sept. 9, when all teams will play at Engel Family Field, 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar. For more information, call Ryan Bath at (858) 7505692 or email

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MASONS SPONSOR BLOOD DRIVES The Oceanside Masonic Lodge, during the final weeks of summer, will host blood drives every second, fourth and fifth Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. at 511 Eucalyptus, Oceanside. Donors, through Aug. 31, will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard. Appointments can be scheduled at and type in sponsor code: 1TROC or calling (800) 733-2767. SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED Casa de Amparo is seeking donations so Casa kids can go back to school with the supplies they need. Supplies are needed for both high school and college students. Casa de Amparo is a shelter for the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect in San Diego County. Contact Tania Paniagua at or call (760) 566-3559 with questions. For a full list of supply needs, visit MARK THE CALENDAR SWING YOUR PARTNER Sandpipers Square Dance Club’s new class is open to singles, couples and families from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 in Carlsbad at the Woman’s Club of Carlsbad, 3320 Monroe Street, Carlsbad. For more information, contact Christine at (310) 710-7530 or Terry at (858) 748-4219.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Be careful how you handle personal contracts or documents involving your status, passwords or health records. An impulsive reaction will leave you in a vulnerable position.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Hang out with people who offer emotional support. Stick to a regimen that will ensure better physical and emotional health. Avoid stressful situations and don’t give in to temptation. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Partnership problems will surface if you overreact. Consider all sides of a situation before you do or say something you’ll regret. Compromise will be required and moderation will be a necessity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A get-together or intellectual challenge is encouraged. Reconnecting with someone from your past will help you relive experiences that could help you make an important decision now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can make a positive change without overspending. Work on personal growth, not on pursuing expensive, unnecessary physical perfection. Love who you are and do your best to help others.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Stick to a simple lifestyle. Be realistic about what you can and cannot accomplish. Too much of anything will lead to physical limitations. Make health and diplomacy a priority.

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REGION — While the end of summer is more than a month away, most people may have become more acclimated to the warm temperatures. However, it is not the same for animals. Dog owners are being asked to stay diligent in keeping their pets safe. “Because we are so connected to our pets, it is easy to forget that they are not just like us and are actually more sensitive to summertime dangers than we are,” said Jessica Gercke, Helen Woodward Animal Center spokeswoman. For Kim Boyle, DVM, DACVECC, whose specialty is in veterinary emergency and critical care at California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad, a few summertime points bear repeating. “From a veterinary standpoint, no dog should be left in a parked vehicle — even under a shady tree, with the windows cracked and with available water,” Boyle said. “(On) what might seem like a relatively cool day, the temperatures inside of a car can become much higher so we would absolutely advise against it.” The state of California also has penal code 597.7 which helps enforce this. Gercke shared that even at 70 degrees on a sunny day, after a half hour, the temperature inside a


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car can reach 104 degrees. After an hour, it climbs to 113 degrees. Boyle said what she often sees at the hospital are cases of when a pet owner takes their dog on a walk, jog or hike on a sunny day. Despite the owner’s best intentions, even if their dog is physically fit, taking them on an outing like this in warm temperatures can be dangerous. “If it’s a hot day, and dogs are pushed a little bit beyond what they normally do, they can get into significant trouble,” she said. “Those are the ones that we see coming in critical condition.” An example she shared was a dog going on a sixmile trail hike when it’s 80 degrees outside. Gercke agreed and added that pet owners should also consider the terrain of their hike. “If there are rocky areas or hot asphalt trails, dogs’ feet can get cut or burned from contact with rough surfaces,” Gercke said. “Dogs with more sensitive paws or ones that are not used to rugged outdoor terrain are at a greater risk.” Brachycephalic dog breeds, otherwise known as flat-faced, such as bulldogs and pugs may also be more susceptible to overheating when going out for walks and jogs. Boyle wants people to

know that when she treats a dog who was either on a walk, jog or hike for a heat stroke, the dog owners share that their animals gave them a sign. Boyle wants dog owners to be aware of these things. “We need to be tuned into our animals’ cues and to pick up on that,” Boyle said. “It’s that first hint that your pet is telling you, ‘Hey, I’m done,’” Boyle said. “You have to take that seriously.” These signs can consist of a dog’s reluctance to keep going, stopping, sitting or trailing behind their owner. On a warm day, take the necessary precautions such as going out early in the morning or the evening, finding shade, having fresh water on hand and knowing the location of the nearest veterinarian hospital. “Also remember if there is a heat advisory for people, then that crosses over to our pets as well,” Boyle said.



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Join us for the inaugural North Countyunless Heartotherwise & Stroke indicated. Walk. Walk for your family, Tri-City Medical Center – 4002 Oceanside friends, or for yourself! Registration is FREE and Vista open Way, to the public. Tri-City Wellness Center – 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad Please note, classes are subject to change. Tri-City Medical Center is collaborating the American Heart Please call towith confirm.



Behavioral Health Support Group Baby Care Class 6:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. for patients discharged from the Call 760.940.5784 to register/fee Emergency Department/Crisis involved. Stabilization Unit/Behavioral Health Unit. 4 p.m. M O R E I N F O R M AT I ONext N class 10/12 Tri-City Medical Center. Maternity Orientation Caitlin Snead Call 760.940.7878. Tri-City Medical Center. Registration Meets Tuesdays C a i t l i n . S n e a d @ h e a required. r t . o r gCall 760.940.5784. 9/14 Grupo De Apoyo Para 858-410-3827 6:30-7 p.m. Enfermedades Mentales/Mental 7:30-8 p.m. Illness Support Group 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Orientación de Maternidad En Center. Spanish speaking. Quienes Español deseen más información pueden Quienes deseen más información llamar al 760.722.3754. pueden llamar al 760.940.5750. 1st Friday of Every Month/ Primer 9/7 7:30-8 p.m. Viernes de Cada Mes 9/23 3-3:30 p.m.

Association to launch a new community event to promote heart health and overall wellness. The inaugural County Heart Walk at the For even more classes North & programs visit Oceanside Pier in September is the best way for companies and individuals to get involved in theWELLNESS fight against the No. 1 and WELLNESS No. 5 killer of SUPPORT GROUPS men and women - heart disease and stroke.

Aphasia Support Group Cancer Fitness at Tri-City Wellness Parkinson’s Exercise As the Heart Association’s premier national walking the Center 11 a.m.-12 p.m.,American Tri-City Medical 11 a.m.-12 p.m., event, Tri-City Medical 3 p.m. 760.931.3171 to register/ Center. 760.940.3617 Heart Walk has launched its Call new platform; HealthyCenter. For Call Good. This for is more a fee involved. Call 760.940.7151 to register. information. revolutionary movement to inspire the community to create lasting Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Meets Thursdays Meets Fridays change in your health Fridays and your life, one small step at a time. The Bariatrics Support Group Stroke Exercise approach is simple: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. Join us and Young At Heart 2385 South Melrose Drive, Vista, 10-11 a.m., Tri-City Medical Center. get Healthy For Good! 92081 9-11 a.m., Tri-City Wellness Center. Call 760.940.7272 to register. Call 760.206.3103 to register/fee Call 760.931.3171 to register/fee Meets Thursdays involved. involved. 9/5 (Peer Support) 4-5 p.m. Meets Mondays, Tuesdays & Step by Step for Parkinson’s 9/12 (Nutrition Support) 4:30-5:30 Thursdays Program p.m. 12-1:30 p.m., Tri-City Wellness Arthritis Foundation Aquatics 9/18 (Peer Support) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/ 1-2 p.m., Tri-City Wellness Center. 9/27 (Bariatric Support w/ therapist) fee involved. Call 760.931.3171 to register/fee 4:30-6 p.m. Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays involved. Survivors of Suicide Loss Meets Mondays, Wednesdays & 7-8:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Fridays ORTHOPAEDICS CLASSES Center. Call 619.482.0297 for more Diabetes Wellness information. 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Wellness 1st & 3rd Wednesday of Every Month Spine Pre-Op Class Center. 12-2 p.m.,Tri-City Medical Center. AA Young People’s Group Call 760.931.3171 to register/fee Call 855.222.8262 for more 7:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. involved. information. Call 760.758.2514. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays & 9/12 & 9/27 Meets Saturdays Fridays



Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Update Course 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3100 to register/ fee involved. 9/15 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3100 to register/ fee involved. 9/27 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Accelerated Course 8-11:30 a.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3100 to register/fee involved. 9/7 & 9/22 Heart Saver First Aid CPR AED 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Visit to register/fee involved. 9/9

CHILDBIRTH AND PREGNANCY Breastfeeding Support Group 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5500. Meets Wednesdays Breastfeeding Outpatient Clinic Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5500. Baby Safe Class 6:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5784 to register/fee involved. Next class 10/19

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SUPPORT GROUPS Bereavement Support Group 2:30-4 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 888.328.4558 for more information. Meets Wednesdays Better Breathers 1:30-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3055 for more information. 2nd Wednesday of Every Month Women’s Cancer Support Group 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3540 for more information. 2nd Wednesday of Every Month Mended Hearts Support Group 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Wellness Center. Call 858.592.9069 for more information. 2nd Tuesday of Every Month WomenHeart Support Group 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Wellness Center. Call 760.436.6695 for more information. 1st Tuesday of Every Month Ostomy Support Group of North County 1-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Dates may vary.* Call 760.470.9589 for more information. * Last Friday of Every Month Diabetes Support Group Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.644.1201 to register. 1st Thursday of Every Month 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous 7:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3333. Meets Fridays & Sundays “Stepping On” Fall Prevention Workshop 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3617 to register. FREE class. Meets Mondays, 9/11-10/23

Diabetes Self-Management Course Times may vary, Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.644.1201 to register. Meets first 3 Wednesdays of the month

Total Joint Replacement Class 12-2 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 855.222.8262 for more information. 9/6 & 9/20

Next Step in Control – Basic Diabetes and Meal Planning Class 12-1p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.644.1201 to register. Meets Mondays & Wednesdays

Total Shoulder Replacement Class 12-2 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 855.222.8262 for more information. 9/13


September 30 • 7 a.m. • Visit to register. Join us for the inaugural North County Heart & Stroke Walk and health expo. Tri-City Medical Center is collaborating with the American Heart Association to launch a new community event to promote heart health and overall wellness. Walk for your family, friends, or for yourself! Registration is FREE and open to the public.


September 20 • 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m. • 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad • Grab your friends, co-workers, and family and join us for specialty workout samplers, mini skincare treatments & chair massages, an educational physician presentation on Migraine Treatment Innovations, light bites & nutrition demos, workplace fitness tips & corporate wellness offerings, plus, enjoy free workouts from September 20th September 24th.

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