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New Escondido Council majority has high hopes By Steve Horn

RUNNING WITH THE BEST Jonathan Velasco of Mission Hills High School in San Marcos crosses the finish line at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships on Dec. 8 at Balboa Park. Velasco, one of only 40 boys nationwide to qualify for the meet, finished 20th in the 5K race, cheered on by a large contingent of family members. STORY ON PAGE 6. Photo by Steve Horn

Newland Sierra project placed on 2020 ballot City News Service

REGION — Voters will decide whether a controversial North County housing development goes forward, the Board of Supervisors decided Dec. 11. After a public hearing, the board voted 4-0 — Ron Roberts was absent — to place the Newland Sierra project on the March 3, 2020, ballot. The board’s action came two months after a Sept. 26 vote amending several provisions in the county general plan that

allowed for Newland Communities to build in the Miriam Mountains area, directly west of Interstate 15 and near the cities of Escondido, San Marcos and Vista. The proposed development is in an area noted for wildlife and a tranquil ambience. Newland wants to build 2,135 homes on the 1,985acre site. The development would also feature 81,000 square feet of commercial space, a six- acre school site, TURN TO NEWLAND ON 3

ESCONDIDO — It’s a new era in Escondido with a liberal majority taking over the City Council in a 3-2 split. Mayor Sam Abed has been ousted, as has Ed Gallo, shifting the council from its 4-1 conservative balance. Abed was defeated by Paul “Mac” McNamara for the mayor’s New mayor, seat while Gallo campaign lost to Consuelo aide vote to Martinez in Dis- grant $10K trict 1. Stakeholdfor aide’s ers in Escondido legal defense politics, includPAGE 9 ing City Council members, activists and advocates, expressed varying degrees of excitement about the new coalition voted into office. One of them is Christine Jackson, who heads up the group Together We Will, North County Inland, which works in concert with the Escondido Democratic Club and Escondido Indivisible and supported McNamara’s camTURN TO MAJORITY ON 16

Gun show possibly fairgrounds’ last By Lexy Brodt

DEL MAR — Although the future of gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is still up in the air, attendees and vendors lamented a Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 event as the last of its kind at the venue. The gun show hosted about 200 vendors selling largely guns, gun parts or gun-related items. Utahbased Crossroads of the West Gun Shows has hosted the event five times a year since 1988. They operate five other gun shows in the state. In September, the 22nd District Agricultural Associ-

ation board of directions voted 8-1 to suspend gun show contracts for the duration of 2019, until they can come up with a viable solution that may involve holding gun shows for solely educative and safety training purposes. The weekend event drew just under 6,000 people from across the county, varying in age from young children to seniors. Don Groh, who sells hand-crafted knives at several gun shows in the country, has been bringing his inventory to the Del Mar

Fairgrounds event for about 20 years. He works for a family-owned company called Anza Knives, which is based out of El Cajon. “This is kind of a sad day for me,” Groh said, comparing the other vendors to family. “It’s hard for me to talk about it.” Local anti-gun advocates have been protesting the events for years, particularly as national concerns over gun violence continue to escalate. The shows drew increased ire after a Del Mar-based activist group aimed at ending gun vio-


lence, called NeverAgainCA, found an article detailing prior felony charges against Crossroads owner Bob Templeton. After the 22nd DAA board was informed of the allegations, it announced the undertaking of an investigation of Templeton with the Department of Justice. NeverAgainCA has actively opposed the gun show since the group’s formation in early 2018, frequently speaking to the 22nd DAA board of directors at monthly meetings. Local students

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Representatives of the North County chapter of Sons of the American Revolution Society’s Eagle Chapter, from left, Fay Bishop, Ed Morris and President John Huegel, awarded the Silver Good Citizenship medal to retiring U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, joined by chapter members Steve Wright, Bill Bishop and Gerard Huegel. The group joined Issa at his Vista office to present him the highest award they can bestow upon a fellow citizen. The society strives to promote patriotism and recognizes and rewards civic contribution and accomplishments. Courtesy photo

Who was ‘Butterfly Girl of Palomar’? Biographer out to tell story of early 20th century butterfly farmer Special to The Coast News

REGION — While most people can appreciate a beautiful butterfly, Esther Parnell Hewlett had a true love for them. So much so that she created a cottage industry raising and later selling them to people the world over starting in the 1920s. As a result, she will be forever known as the “Butterfly Girl of Palomar.” And someone who hopes to bring her into the forefront even more and perhaps even make her a household name is Peter Brueggeman. Brueggeman recalled he discovered “The Butterfly Girl,” while researching and knew he had to write her biography. For months he has been doing just that — researching her and writing her story, which is a work in progress. It will be posted on his Palomar Mountain history website in the near future. “I decided to research and write about her because there are several mentions of her in various historical items on Palomar Mountain,” he said. “She’s interesting to me due to butterfly farming being an unusual and unexpected activity on Palomar Mountain. She was an entrepreneur at an early age and for that time period, being a female entrepreneur makes her very interesting.” So, who was the “Butterfly Girl”? Someone who was before her time.

Early on

While growing up as a teenager on her family’s apple orchard on Palomar after they moved there in 1913, there were always butterflies flying and flittering around. It is perhaps at that time when the fascination began for Hewlett. She read in a magazine about a young woman who

Esther Parnell Hewlett raised butterflies for money, paying her way through college. Hewlett took $5 (a large sum in that day) and subscribed to a yearlong correspondence course from that young woman about how to go about raising them for money. With said instructions she covered tree branches with net or paper bags which held butterflies that produced eggs, then caterpillars and later the chrysalises for a whole new group of butterflies to sell. Her business took off so much that she was able to get the entire family involved, thus it became their livelihood for years. The family moved from Palomar to Upland in 1920 in order to live where butterflies could be more easily farmed. “Miss Hewlett is enthusiastically in love with her chosen occupation and plans for bigger business next year,” wrote the Ontario Daily Report on Oct. 30, 1920, provided by the Ontario Library. “When one can unite an intense love for the great outdoors and a study of its beauties and marvels, with a successful business, the combination is a happy and satisfying one.” She advertised butterfly and moth specimens for sale in lepidoptery (butterfly collector) magazines,

and many collectors from around the world contacted her to buy her specimens. She and her family also mounted butterflies with dried plants in artworks for sale, such as trays, pictures and jewelry boxes. At one point her business was exporting butterflies to such far way places as South Africa. According to another article, in the Los Angles Times in Oct. 28, 1923, “around 1921, the family business was asked to fill an order for tens of thousands of small pale-blue butterflies needed by a manufacturer of glass lockets and other ornaments. The Hewletts worked “dawn to dark” for several weeks collecting the butterflies mostly in an area near Redlands where the insects seemed to congregate,” the article added. Also, while in Palomar, she was able to capture the then unknown tiger moth — Apantesis hewletti —later named in her honor, according to the 1937 book, “Palomar: From Tepee to Telescope” by Catherine M. Wood. But don’t be mistaken, this wasn’t an easy business. Her dad, Walter, had applied to forest officials to lease a 30-acre tract in Cucamonga Canyon for $50 a year to plant flowers and raise butterflies in large numbers. It was not approved immediately but was reversed on appeal in late 1923. Then the Los Angeles Society for the Preservation of Cruelty to Animals said in January 1924 it was investigating the method she used to kill the insects — via arsenic gas — suggesting chloroform was more humane. Although that issue never affected the Hewlett operation, according to another article. By the time World War II began it was hard to cultivate butterflies and things changed for the Hewlett

family. But this didn’t keep Hewlett down for long, she promoted her artwork and in 1940, she wrote “Butterflies for a Hobby,” about raising and processing butterflies and how to incorporate them in art. Copies of the book are in Upland’s Cooper Museum.


As a teenager, Hewlett loved crocheting and created new crochet designs, getting those designs published in women’s magazines starting in her teenage years. As she developed her crochet expertise, publishing her crochet designs became a source of income along with the family butterfly business. Her skills and determination for the craft led to her becoming a world-renowned crocheting designer, a hobby that she had also enjoyed as a young gal. “She has been originating crochet designs and planning crochet books since the mid ‘30s,” said a 1953 article in the Ontario Daily Report. “After designing and making the new piece, Miss Hewlett prepares charts and diagrams and other explanations for the books. After the new designs are color photographed, she plans the entire book.” She went on to produce 150 to 200 designs a year for publication and her brother Frank took the photographs for her many books and magazine articles. In 1954, she created “the first new look in crocheting in years,” said the Daily Report on Sept. 1. It was a wrought-iron design made with black thread. Following the dark metal trend of that time, she also produced a line of table appointments and other accessories such as fruit bowls, wall hanging and flower holders. Esther Parnell Hewlett died in 1975.

By Steve Puterski

Therefore, after great consideration, because of a lack of transparency in the planning process and deficient environmental studies, Citizens for a Friendly Airport was forced to file this lawsuit to protect the residents of North San Diego County.” Supervisor Bill Horn was in full support of the master plan and said during the Oct. 10 meeting it would be cheaper for the county to approve the D-III measure, rather than continue with the current B-II designation and improvements and then have to spend more money to upgrade to the D-III. “I have no problem with either option. I’ve always wanted it longer,” Horn said of the runway. “This is an important asset to the county.” Carlsbad submitted two comment letters regarding the proposed master plan and draft environmental impact report over the past several months. The city also hired an outside legal firm earlier this year to assist with the master plan comments and any potential litigation from the city. “In response to the county’s master plan … Carlsbad residents have voiced concerns and identified priorities concerning airport operations and facilities,” Mayor Matt Hall said at the Oct. 10 meeting. “The city’s comments reflect the concerns of our community and seeking commitment from the county seeking accountability to the residents of Carlsbad.”


ment director of Newland Communities, told the supervisors the company is confident that voters “will embrace the plan when they hear the truth and many benefits.” She said that 80 percent of Newland Sierra homes would be attainable to working families, and that her company plans to invest $175 million in the community. Development opponents earlier in the meeting urged the supervisors to approve a referendum. Many reiterated concerns associated with Newland Sierra, including wildfire dangers, noise pollution, limited water supply, school overcrowding and greater traffic congestion. Tony Eason, who lives in the Deer Springs Oaks mobile home park in San Marcos, said an overwhelming majority of area residents do not want the Newland Sierra project, describing it as yet another attempt to destroy the Merriam Mountains.

CARLSBAD — A local group announced Nov. 30 it has filed a lawsuit against San Diego County over the McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan. Citizens for a Friendly Airport said it filed suit in San Diego Superior Court citing several grievances. Many in the group, and some residents in Carlsbad and neighboring cities, have called the master plan the county’s opportunity to expand the airport. While the master plan does not include any proposed expansion of the boundaries, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 (Supervisor Kristin Gaspar recused herself) in October to approve the plan, which included upgrading the airport’s designation to D-III, allowing for larger private jets, along with lengthening the runway up to 800 feet. “The approved updated McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan appears to be nothing more than an attempt by the County of San Diego to turn McClellan-Palomar Airport into a large regional airport to offload capacity from San Diego International Airport — an objective that was hidden from the public during the entire planning process,” Hope Nelson, spokeswoman for the group, said in a press release. “Comments made by three BOS members at the Oct. 10 meeting clearly demonstrate this intention.


35.87 acres of public and private parks, 19.2 miles of multi-use community trails, an equestrian staging area and 1,209 acres of open space. The project would include numerous eco-friendly features, including solar panels, electric-vehicle charging stations, xeriscaping and gray-water systems, according to the developers. Opponents gathered roughly 117,000 signatures and presented their petition to the county. Supervisor Dianne Jacob — who was not at the Sept. 26 meeting — said the public will vote on whether the board made the right decision on Newland Sierra and “sound off on the general plan and a project in a highfire zone, with 2,000 homes over what the general plan allows.” Board Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar said putting the Newland Sierra development on the ballot “lets voters do their homework.” She said the signature-gathering campaign was impressive, adding that while out in some locations, “I could barely get a leg out of my vehicle door before encountering signature gatherers, although some were not as well-informed.” Rita Brandin, senior vice president and develop-

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Wildfires may change much of state, not just ‘urban interfaces’


He’s making a (top 10) list By Jim Mullen

Today is one of the 10 best days of the year to read all the “Ten Best” lists of the year. “The Ten Best Movies of the Year,” “The Ten Best Books of the Year,” “The Ten Best TV Shows of the Year,” “Top Ten Children's Names of the Year,” “The Top Ten Design Trends.” So what if you haven't even heard of six of the movies on the “Ten Best” list? I'm sure they're wonderful. I didn't even see the four movies I had heard of, but I'll be sure to put them on my Netflix list. The “Ten Best Books of the Year” are a complete mystery. I'm still trying to get through the 10 best books of 1988. And it's hard — they seem so dated. It's as if they were written 30 years ago. And who has time to read all those books AND watch the “Ten Best TV Shows of the Year” at the same time? It's just not possible. You have to pick your poison. But people love to read lists; that's why each year there are more and more of them. If the trend keeps up, a day may come when there will be entire newspapers, magazines and TV shows made up of nothing but “Best of” lists. “The Top Ten Cities Without Their Own 'CSI'

Program” (Coming Soon: “CSI: Chillicothe”), “The Top Ten Things You Must Buy Before Noon Today,” “Ten Best Nude Beaches.” (As if there's a bad nude beach out there somewhere, if that's your thing.) “Ten Best Ways to Lose Ten Pounds By Monday Afternoon.” Why is it so important to lose weight that quickly? If you're getting married, trust me, your spouse-to-be already knows what you look like. And if it doesn't work out, you'll certainly enjoy “The Top Ten Divorce Lawyers of the Year” list. The “Top Ten Songs” list turned into the “Ten Songs By People I've Never Heard Of” list for me years ago. I used to know every group, every song, every artist. Now I think I'll be listed on “The Ten Most Out-ofTouch People in the World.” It's not a good feeling. Neither is reading the “Ten Best TV Shows That Are On After You Go to Bed” list. The list of lists goes on. “Ten Best Countries You Didn't Visit Last Year,” “Ten Countries You Wouldn't Visit If They Paid You,” “Top Ten Airlines You Won't Fly to Those Countries,” “Top Ten Restaurants That You Can't Afford to Eat At and That Wouldn't Let You In, Anyway,” “Top Ten Food Fads of the Year.” (Mmmm, mmmm, turducken ramen!)

“Top Ten Diet Fads of the Year,” “Ten Best Tax Shelters You Don't Make Enough to Take Advantage Of,” “Ten Best Places to Invest That Extra $10 Million.” Something tells me that people with an extra $10 million lying around didn't get there by taking advice from Ten Best lists. Then there's “The Ten Best-Dressed Women of the Year,” who are, oddly enough, never on the “Ten Happiest Women of the Year” list. It's almost as if you can be happy without being the best-dressed. Who knew? This one always puzzled me: “The Ten Sexiest Men Alive.” Does that mean that dead men are no longer sexy? Now they tell me! And there is always a “Ten MustHave Pets” list. If Fido's not on it, he'll just have to go. One day, I'm sure we'll see “This Year's Top Ten ‘Top Ten’ Lists.” and “The Top Ten Numbers from One to Ten.” This year, Seven was No. 1. I have my own list: “The Top Ten Things I Want to Do Before I Die.” I think if I stopped reading “Ten Best” lists, I might have enough time to do some of them. With my 10 best friends, of course. Jim Mullen writes The Village Idiot syndicarted column

Thank you, Gov. Brown By Marie Waldron

Last week we returned to the Capitol where I joined Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to welcome our colleagues for a brief and mostly ceremonial session to begin the 2019-2020 legislative session. We have now adjourned for the holidays, but will return Jan. 7 when the new session really begins. The previous day, Gov. Brown held a reception at the old Leland Stanford Mansion for new and re-

turning members. Since his historic last term will soon be ending, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Governor for his public service. Gov. Brown has served as California’s chief executive for 4 terms — 16 years, and has the distinction of being the state’s youngest and oldest Governor. While we have not always agreed on some issues, he took his responsibility to manage the state’s affairs seriously, and often restrained some

of the more extravagant proposals presented by the Legislature. And over the past 6 years, he signed dozens of my bills, proving that bi-partisanship still lives in Sacramento. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Escondido, San Marcos and Vista.

t’s obvious the huge, fast-moving and devastating wildfires of the last two autumns changed the face of parts of California. Large swaths of onetime woodland and brush are now blackened; former luxury homes – and simpler ones, too – became mere rubble and concrete pads. Many courageous homeowners, some burned out once and others repeat victims, some famous and others just folks, are determined to risk their lives and property again in exchange for the joys of living amid nature’s beauty for at least another 10 or 15 years. It usually takes that long for plant life to regenerate enough to fuel another big conflagration. Rebuilding has already begun in some places. In neighborhoods turned to ash last year, the sounds of hammers, saws and building supply trucks are now common, with contractors in demand. And yet … with each passing fire season, cries grow louder to restrict the rebuilds. Questions arise about whether all insurance customers should see higher rates so that a privileged few can live the life they choose. Outcries against allowing routine rebuilding in the areas called “urban interfaces” grow louder each fire season. There’s also the question of utility rates: Should all consumers pay so that power lines can be strung in fire-prone areas where large numbers of homes will predictably burn? These are valid questions, but they beg another one: If rebuilding and expansion of new housing are banned in the fireprone areas containing

california focus thomas d. elias much remaining undeveloped land, where do we put new housing? There’s already a housing shortage, just now felt strongest by the thousands displaced in this fall’s fires that destroyed the Butte County city of Paradise and smaller towns around it, along with hundreds of homes in Malibu, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park and other areas northwest of Los Angeles. Some victims, especially those who were underinsured, can’t even find temporary shelter outside mass civically run facilities. If California doesn’t allow rebuilding in place or expand development in the burned areas, how to grow housing in the state by about 3 million units over the next 10 years, as Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom advocated during his election campaign? Almost inevitably, the answer will include rezoning and dense new in-building in places considered built out for much of the last century. Just such a plan was pushed in the Legislature last year by Newsom’s fellow San Franciscan, Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener. It didn’t last long, predictably shot down by city officials vowing to fight for local control and against Wiener’s plan for zoning nullification. Known as SB 827, that plan would have prevented localities from regulating housing construction within half a mile of frequently used

transit stops, whether rail or bus. In wide areas, it would have mandated housing density seldom seen in California outside the downtowns of San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, with minimum heights of 45 feet to 85 feet in many places, making eight-story highrise buildings common in many low-rise parts of the state. This plan won backing from high-tech moguls including the CEOs of Twitter, Mozilla and others headquartered in the densest parts of San Francisco. The plan would change the character of California more than anything since the advent of the automobile, and it still might happen. For without intense in-building in areas that are already built up, many of the needed new units will appear on urban fringes where wildfires are sadly predictable. Yes, Wiener’s bill drew strong opposition from residents and governments as geographically diverse as Mill Valley and Santa Monica. But without rebuilding and new building in the fire areas, pressure for such a plan will keep rising as the housing crunch worsens, steadily at times, but also with sudden increases like what has followed the frightening, spectacular fall fires. All of which means the blazes that have already degraded the look of hundreds of thousands of acres might soon change the character of California itself, including areas never touched by any major fire. Email Thomas Elias at

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32nd annual Holiday Homes Tour raises money for programs By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — For more than three decades, the Vista Community Clinic annual Holiday Homes Tour has inspired holiday awe among ticketholders as well as little decorating inspiration along the way. On Dec. 2, more than 300 ticketholders experienced the yearly tradition. Proceeds from the holiday event solely go back to the Vista Community Clinic’s pediatric programs. According to Chief Development Officer Betsy Heightman, the 32nd annual Holiday Homes Tour is one of the longest standing events in San Diego County. “The day is packed with excitement, holiday ideas and holiday shopping,” Heightman said. “This year we have as always four homes plus the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. For 32 years, we have never repeated a home.” Participants enjoyed the day exploring parts of Vista that they never knew existed. While taking in the beauty of the homes, people learn more about the city of Vista and beyond. Heightman said through the years they have expanded the tour to include a Holiday Bazaar with more than 20 artisans who give back a percentage of their proceeds to the Vista Community Clinic. Shoppers gathered at the parking lot of the nonprofit Together We Grow, and af-

NAN STERMAN, of the KPBS show “A Growing Passion,” U.S. MARINE Brandon Dodson and his wife, Jasmine, take greets guests on the Holiday Homes Tour in a waterwise part in the tour inside their new home built by the Gary Sinise garden she designed. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene Foundation. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

ter buying some must-have holiday items, took a shuttle to one of the holiday homes. The other three homes were accessible by personal vehicles. Social service agencies conducted a couple of the home tours, such as a home built for U.S. Marine Corps veteran Staff Sgt. Brandon Dodson. Severely injured by an improvised explosive device in the line of duty in 2014 on his fifth deployment, Dodson and his wife, Jasmine, and their son moved into their “specially adapted” home in 2018.

The Gary Sinise Foundation built the home to assist Dodson, whose legs were both amputated above the knees. “This has been a great day,” Dodson said. “I’m in my element talking with people — I just love it.” The TERI Residential Program built another residence in the Bressi Ranch area of Carlsbad. “This particular home has five young men living in it with a caregiver,” Heightman said. She added that the men are clients of TERI Inc., and many of them have special needs that this home

can accommodate. “And it’s a magnificent home that was decorated for the holidays. Heightman said the Vista Community Clinic partners with an amazing group of interior designers who volunteered their time for an entire week to decorate these homes. “They’ve been working on this project since September and meeting with the homeowners as to what they like,” she said. “We have over 100 volunteers on event day to pull this off — each home has a home coor-

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dinator, and they do a great job of making sure there’s enough volunteers. This is a wonderful volunteer-driven event.” One Vista home on the tour featured a viewing of the interior as well the backyard by designed by Nan Sterman of the KPBS show, “A Growing Passion.” Sterman was on hand for book signings for her newest work, “Hot Color, Dry Garden.” “I’m really pleased with how this garden has turned out,” Sterman said. “It really exemplifies my

philosophy of color-filled waterwise gardening, and there’s lots of really interesting spaces in this garden. It’s a big mixture of plants — here we are in December, and we have a year-round garden.” Heightman said the annual Holiday Homes Tour is a unique day where guests spend time touring gorgeous holiday décor, think about new decorating ideas, get some holiday shopping done and have lunch with their family and friends. “But really, what makes it so successful is the volunteers that we have, and our committee literally begins working on the tour beginning in February. For the 2019 tour, we will begin meeting again in February to talk about that tour.” The Vista Community Clinic was founded in 1972. Heightman describes the North County nonprofit as a magnificent one which now serves the communities of Lake Elsinore and Riverside County and La Habra in Orange County. “So, because the need continues to grow, we realize this, and through the vision of our CEO Fernando Sañudo we continue to grow in those areas,” she said. “The funds for this tour benefit the pediatric department in the pediatric area at our main clinic site in Vista. A couple of years ago we did a total remodel to make it child- and literacy-friendly.”
















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Pimentel’s pitch to help others is on the mark


oe Pimentel has the can-do spirit and that’s really not up for debate. “We’ve got close to 300 cans,” Pimentel said. “We’re shooting for between 600 and 800.” Pimentel’s aim is true as he goes here, there and everywhere collecting cans of food for those in need. For more than 12 holiday seasons, Pimentel, a Vista resident, has rounded up nonperishable goods because his memory tells him to. “My mom raised three boys in Carlsbad by herself,” Pimentel said. “We always had enough to eat, I guess, but a lot of times there was not a ton of food on the table. She did the best that she could.”

sports talk jay paris Which drives Pimentel to follow suit and what’s wrong with falling in line behind this gentleman? “He’s like one of the best guys that I know,” Tammie Sharp said. “He has the biggest heart and he never stops giving.” Even when he’s taking on fresh faces, like Sharp, who’s associated with the Encinitas Little League Junior program. Or Daryl Wasano of the La Costa 35 Athletic Club or the Carlsbad senior softball league

that plays during the week at Stagecoach Park. They all got wind of Pimentel’s endeavor and are pitching in, with it having nothing to do with taking the mound. Their assistance complements the bounty he gathers from his city of Carlsbad co-workers. At the city employees’ annual holiday breakfast many of his colleagues bring a can of food or a gift card from a super market. From there Pimentel takes the goodies to the San Diego Food Bank in San Marcos. Its distributed to people — many being seniors — in our area where hunger is real. And really, what better way to embrace this time of the year than aiding those in need?

“I remember when we were kids and we had spaghetti but we didn’t use spaghetti sauce,” Pimentel said with a smile. “We would warm up the ketchup and that would be our sauce.” We’re blessed to live in North County and there’s little doubt on how affluent it is. But that doesn’t mean others are so fortunate and that’s why Pimentel swoops up cans and pesters super markets to contribute. “One time a guy gave me a whole pallet of cans from a store,” Pimentel said, with pride. There’s no shame in not having enough to eat. “They are people that are hungry that are close by and I don’t think some people realize that,” Sharp

said. “I know some of the kids my kids go to school with that hunger is an issue.” For more than three decades Pimentel has made sure Carlsbad’s enviable athletic fields have stayed top-shelf. When he’s not doing toiling for the Parks and Recreation Department, the coach who directed Rancho Buena Vista Little League to the Little League World Series in 2005 tutors young baseball players. Pimentel is old-school — he played at Carlsbad High and coached at MiraCosta College — but knew he had to help others. “I’ve known Joe since high school,” said Oceanside’s Daryl Wasano, who similar to Pimentel, directed a local Little League

to the LLWS in 2001. “He was a fierce competitor on the diamond with a heart of gold for not only youth sports but the surrounding community he lives in.” Pimentel is living in the past when he contemplates the present. He remembers being that kid where second-helpings were slim and darn if anyone is going hungry on his watch. “It’s amazing how much difference one can of food can make,” Pimentel said. It’s not too late to help. Cans are being collected at Carlsbad’s Stagecoach Park, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Jay Paris at Follow him @jparis_sports

CSUSM salutes cross-country standouts SAN MARCOS — Cal State San Marcos women’s cross-country star Lisa Flora and men’s cross country standout Vahagn Isayan have been named the Cal State San Marcos Student-Athletes of the Month for November 2018. The CSUSM Student-Athletes of the Month awards are determined through a vote of all Department of Athletics coaches, ad m i n ist rators and staff. F l o r a qualified for the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross CounFlora try Championship for the second consecutive season, finishing 54th out of 264 runners. The senior Isayan secured an atlarge bid after leading the Cougars at the NCAA West Regional Championships with a 12th-place time of 21:35.71 in the 6K. Prior to that, Flora finished third at the CCAA Championships with a 6K time of 21:31.9. For her performances, she earned AllWest Region and All-CCAA honors for the second consecutive season. Isayan was CSUSM’s top finisher at the CCAA Championships, as he finished eighth in the 8K with a time of 24:43.3. The redshirt senior’s finish earned him AllCCAA honors for the second time in his career. He then helped the Cougars take seventh at the NCAA West Regionals with a 16th-place time of 31:34.0 in the 10K. For his performance, Isayan earned All-West Region honors for the first time in his career. Flora and Isayan have concluded their collegiate cross country careers.

NEARLY TWO DOZEN family members turned out on Dec. 8 at Balboa Park to cheer on Mission Hills High School senior Jonathan Velasco, who closed his high school cross country career with a 20th-place finish at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships. Many of Velasco’s supporters wore matching T-shirts bearing a picture of San Marcos runner. Photo by Steve Horn

Mission Hills’ Velasco finishes strong at national meet By Steve Horn

REGION — Mission Hills High School senior Jonathan Velasco competed in the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship meet on Dec. 8 at Balboa Park in San Diego, one of only 40 boys from across the country to qualify for the race held at Balboa Park’s Morley Field Sports Complex. Taking place just days after a rare two straight days of rain in San Diego County, the course at Balboa Park was a bit muddy. Velasco took 20th in the 5K boys race with a time of 16:01. Ten runners from each region — West, South, Midwest and East — qualify for the Foot Locker National meet. Velasco had qualfied for the race the week before at the Foot Locker West Regional meet held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. Those who qualify for the meet often end up run-

ning at big-time National Collegiate Athletic Association schools and more than a few Foot Locker alumni have gone on to become Olympians, including San Diego’s Meb Keflezighi. Velasco said during a post-race interview that he is currently picking between San Jose State, Cal State Fullerton and California Polytechnic State University. With the opportunity to race on what is essentially a home course, Velasco had a legion of people supporting him. Velasco’s support came in the form of not just friends, but also a group of nearly two dozen immediate and extended family members. When the going got tough and things started to hurt, said Velasco, that support inspired him to push through the pain. “The last mile it definitely helped to have all of

the support because I was able to push through it a little bit, through the pain, and catch four guys,” said Velasco. “One guy caught me the last 50 meters, but it was a good race and it was a strong finish.” Velasco said he walked away from Foot Locker with new lessons learned that he will apply to future racing and competitive efforts during the spring track season and his collegiate career. “You can’t always win every race and sometimes, in a national race like this with the top 40 in the nation, to me getting top 20 is a big deal, but I still have more for myself in the future, as well,” said Velasco, who noted he hopes to break 4:10 in the mile and 9:00 in the two-mile for track. “I couldn’t ask for much more. I gave it my all and when you give it your all, there’s not much more you can do.”

One of Velasco’s family members, Eduardo Medrano — the husband of Velasco’s grandmother — expressed the pride everyone felt for him and what motivated the crew to come out en masse to Velasco’s late-season meets. “We’ve been supporting Jonathan since he began this adventure and we’ve been going pretty much every week from San Diego to Los Angeles and in between supporting him,” Medrano said. “Before, he was doing this quietly on his own and many in the family at first didn’t realize the grandiosity of his accomplishments, but now he is in the top 20 in the country and we are super proud of him.” In the girls race, La Costa Canyon senior Kristin Fahy finished 25th with a time of 18:20. Fahy, the West Regional girls champion, has committed to run at Stanford University.

The last mile it definitely helped to have all of the support because I was able to push through it a little bit, through the pain, and catch four guys.” Jonathan Velasco On his family turnout at race

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September trial date set for Hunter REGION — A federal judge Dec. 3 set a Sept. 10, 2019, trial date for recently re-elected Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and his wife, who were indicted in August on charges they spent more than $250,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. Despite facing federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and falsification of records, Hunter captured 51.8 percent of the vote last month to defeat Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar and hold on to to his seat in the 50th Congressional District. Gregory Vega, the lead attorney for Duncan Hunter, told U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan that the defense has received “extensive discovery” from federal prosecutors, and that he would be ready for a motions hearing on July 29. Trial for the Hunters could last an estimated three weeks, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Allen. Following the brief court hearing, Hunter, 41, huddled with his legal team before heading to a waiting car, surrounded by reporters, camera crews and protesters, one of whom repeatedly yelled, “You’re a scumbag, Duncan, you’re a scumbag,” as the congressman walked quickly away. The 60-count indictment alleges Hunter and his wife, Margaret, took money from campaign coffers as if they were personal bank accounts and falsified Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports to cover their tracks. The indictment details scores of instances from 2009 to 2016, in which the Hunters are accused of illegally using campaign money to pay for such things as family vacations to Italy, Hawaii and Boise, Idaho, school tuition, dental work, theater tickets and smaller purchases, including fast food, tequila shots, golf outings and video games. — City News Service


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Volunteers keep alive the memory of 1846 battle By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — Volunteers and history buffs gathered at San Pasqual Battlefield State Park on Dec. 2 to help commemorate the 172nd anniversary of the deadly Battle of San Pasqual. The battle, part of the larger Mexican-American War, represented the only conlfict fought within San Diego County. The event has become known as San Pasqual Battle Day. The educational afternoon featured a mock military encampment, a living history theatrical production and battle re-enactments complete with an 1841-style cannon and time-period muskets. But most of all, it served as a history lesson of a battle few residents might realize happened right in their own backyards. The Dec. 6, 1846, Battle of San Pasqual saw 17 American troops perish and 13 wounded, with 12 Californio soldiers wounded, as well. The clash occurred between the Californios — those who lived on a landgrant area doled out by the Mexican government in what is today the state of California — and American soldiers. Californios saw the movement of American troops coming by way of New Mexico to San Diego as encroachment upon their territory, which currently sits at 15808 San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido. Brig. Gen. Stephen Kearny and opposition leader Capt. Andrés Pico both claimed victory and the outcome remains in dispute by historians today. Kearny, who led thecavalry known as the First

Brig. Gen. Stephen Kearny

A VOLUNTEER dons 19th-century military garb at San Pasqual Battlefield State Park in Escondido. On Dec. 2, the park commemorated the 172nd anniversary of the Mexican-American War battle, the only one fought in what is now San Diego County. Courtesy photo

Dragoons into the Battle of San Pasqual, is now the namesake of the San Diego neighborhood and community known as Kearny Mesa. Escondido resident Don Coates, the vice president of the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association, said he believes it is important for San Pasqual Battle Day to take place annually because of the takeaway lessons the battle offers. “I really, really enjoy history,” Coates said. “It’s important to me, so I like to be able to do living history. This particular state park

and this event is real California history. This is a real event and it happened here in San Diego and most people don’t know that we had a real battle in San Diego. And so I like to educate and preserve that history.” The San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association had several people serving as historical re-enactment figures, including Coates himself. Coates took part in the closing ceremony, which featured a cannon fire, a reading of the list of the fallen in the battle and then the sub-

sequent playing of the military hymn, “Taps.” Those who fought and perished in the Battle of San Pasqual are buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma. Coates said the memorial serves as a sobering reminder of why it is important to study and learn history. “The old saying is, ‘Those who don’t learn from the history are doomed to repeat its failures.’ And that’s why we keep this event alive and (is) one of the big draws of staying involved in this history,” Coates said.

San Pasqual Battlefield Park is administered, funded and maintained by the California State Parks system. There is a small museum on-site, which teaches the history of the site and the area around it. It has a mile-long hiking trail offering scenic views of the historic and mountainous San Pasqual Valley. Also on-site is the San Diego Archaeological Center, which serves as both a research facility and a museum with only a $2 admission fee or $5 per family. The San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association’s re-enactment crew is available for school field trips to the park. The volunteer group also has living history re-enactments the first Saturday of every month, firing a cannon twice, once at 11:30 a.m. and then again at 1:30 p.m. The park is open daily for hiking from dawn to sundown and the museum is open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from October to March and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April to September.

Escondido Union schools awarded grants ESCONDIDO — Innovation is boundless in Escondido Union School District, judging by the 19 grants worth nearly $32,000 presented at the Escondido Education Foundation’s annual Dr. Mike Caston Innovation awards. “All over the district, wonderful things are happening,” foundation President Carolyn Royer said, kicking off the event at Reidy Creek Elementary. This year, the foundation received 50 grant applications, and funded 19 projects. Projects for which teachers received grants cover numerous topics, including robotics, environmental science, performing arts, reading, maker spaces, and more. The education foundation was established in 2004, and has been awarding grants to EUSD teachers since 2005. The all-volunteer, community-driven fundraising organization supports the district’s 17 elementary schools, five middle schools, and one intermediate school. “It provides funding for additional programs that inspire learning, enrich teach-

ing, and promote innovation and academic excellence,” said Miller Elementary Principal Kathy Morris, who also serves on the foundation board. Quantum Academy teachers Zoe Carpenter and Vanessa Miramontes-Solorzano received a $2,500 foundation grant, sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric, for their “STREAM in the SUN” project, which will allow sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders to compete in Junior Solar Sprint, a solar-powered model car competition. At Rincon Middle School, Patty Anderson and Dena Moore will use their $913 grant, sponsored by the Current Wisdom foundation, for “Performing Arts Revival.” The grant will provide for the purchase of new microphones that will help students project their voices when they are bringing history alive with plays. Linda Manessis, Jacquie Mushet, and Lisa Shibata, Miller Elementary’s first-grade team, received a $2,493 grant in honor of the late EUSD trustee Carilyn Gilbert for their “Leveled Libraries” project to create

classroom lending libraries. Melody Crook’s already-active “Hydroponic Indoor Garden” at Lincoln Elementary will grow in many ways thanks to a $2,336 foundation grant. Crook took an empty classroom and turned it into a hydroponic garden where third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders participate in

multi-week lessons. Everything the students harvest is used in the school cafeteria. It is believed to be the first indoor hydroponic classroom garden in Southern California. Visit the Escondido Education Foundation website to learn more or get involved.

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ho says Southern California doesn’t have winter? In fact, we’ve got the best of three worlds: sunny deserts, cool seashores and plenty of snow within a twohour drive and only if you


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want it. Here are some ways to celebrate the change of seasons in our neck of the woods and slightly beyond.

It’s all happening at the Zoo

It’s Jungle Bells time at the San Diego Zoo — seasonal fun that includes festive decorations, holiday treats, entertainment and animal-shaped light sculptures (https: //zoo.sandiegozoo. org/; 619-231-1515). Santa will visit Dec. 14 through Dec. 25, and will bring his elves who will be bouncing off the walls during their trampoline performance. Visitors can take the “4D Polar Express Experience” and special food and drink will be served at Albert’s Restaurant. Dec. 21, North County’s Safari Park (619-231-1515; is hosting a pajama party with animal ambassadors, hot chocolate, cookies, making holiday gifts, rides on the

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Africa Tram, caroling and photos with Santa. Adults: $64.95; kids 3-11: $44.95 plus tax and parking.

there’s more predicted. The lifts and lodges are open. To celebrate a new season, the resort has special deals on lift tickets and holiday discount packages at www. It’s all downhill from here Winter has arrived at or Big Bear Lake, about a two- call 800-MAMMOTH. hour drive from North County, and even if you don’t ski, Mountains to the desert there is downhill fun at Big For golfers: Play18 holes Bear Snow Play. Be there of golf and enjoy a lunch when the sun goes down (your choice of a burger, hot for Glow Tubing — flying dog, sandwich, or salad) for downhill in an inner tube $69 until Dec. 23 at Borrego on a well-groomed slope that Springs Resort Golf Club & has been turned into a con- Spa, 1112 Tilting T Drive (a stantly changing rainbow of couple of minutes south of colors. And it’s an easy ride Christmas Circle in Borrego back to the top on the Magic Springs). Book tee times as Carpet. Snow Play opens for early as 14 days before. Want Glow Tubing 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to stay overnight? Rates are Friday, Saturday and holi- as low as $99/night. Call days throughout the winter. (888) 826-7734 or visit www. Other activities at Big Bear Snow Play are open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Three National parks for winter, too miles east of Big Bear VilWe generally think lage at 42825 Big Bear Blvd. of visiting national parks (909) 585-0075; www.Big- during the summer and fall, but Discoverer Blog (https://; creatSkiers rejoice! ed to “change the way we As of this writing, Mam- discover the world”) wants moth Mountain claims to travelers to consider seeing have the most snow of any our national treasures when ski resort in the country they are cold, crowd-less — nearly 70 inches — and and quiet. The blog’s list of

the 10 national parks it says are best experienced in the winter includes Zion; Bryce; Glacier; Grand Teton; Denali; Mt. Rainier; Crater Lake; Rocky Mountain; Yosemite; and Yellowstone. Blogger Morgan Love reminds adventurers that winter travel requires planning, patience and flexibility, but the rewards are special. Read more at Border crossing made easy

Traveling south for the holidays? Taking a flight out of Tijuana can save big bucks, but the hassle of crossing the border can be a deterrent and big inconvenience. Cross Border Express (CBX) can make it a lot easier. CBX is an enclosed pedestrian skywalk bridge exclusively for Tijuana Airport passengers who cross the U.S./Mexico border as part of their trip. Though few people know, CBX has been operating for three years this month and it is offering a discount on tickets. Visit

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New mayor, campaign aide vote to grant $10K for aide’s legal defense By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — At a Nov. 13 Palomar College Governing Board meeting, trustee Nina Deerfield voted as part of a unanimous bloc to grant herself $10,000 worth of reimbursement money in an ongoing lawsuit brought against the board. Deerfield is the top campaign adviser to new Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara, also the board president. The lawsuit, Palomar Faculty Federation Local 6161, Et Al v. Palomar Community College District, Et Al, pits the faculty labor union against the board for an alleged violation of the Brown Act, the law governing open meetings. Filed on Sept. 25, the lawsuit alleges that the Governing Board did not follow proper transparency protocols in giving Palomar College President Joi Lin Blake a 27 percent raise. Deerfield can be reimbursed for any legal fees incurred between now and June 30, 2019, the date after which she will receive the up to $10,000 payment. Under California’s Political Reform Act, members of a governing body must recuse themselves in situations in which that public official “has a disqualifying conflict of interest in a governmental decision (which) is foreseeable that the decision will have a financial impact on his or her personal finances or other financial interests,” details the Fair Political Practices Commission, which oversees implementation of act, on its website. “In such cases, there is a risk of biased decision-making that could sacrifice the public’s interest in favor of the official’s private financial interests,” the commission further explains. “To avoid actual bias or the appearance of possible improprieties, the public official is prohibited from participating in the decision.” The Fair Political Practices Commission dealt with an analogous situation back in 1998 and wrote a letter at the time for how to deal with such scenarios. That letter today is known as the Cronin Memo because it was written to Phillip Cronin, then the legal counsel for Fresno County.



“A public official may make, participate in making, and influence a governmental decision about whether he or she will be provided with a defense or indemnification for damages where the agency is obligated to provide the defense and indemnification if the public official was acting within the scope of his or her employment,” reads the 1998 memorandum. Steven Churchwell, then a member of the commission and now a partner at the Sacramento-based law firm Churchwell White LLP, authored the memorandum. “A public official may also take part in this threshold decision about whether he or she was acting within the scope of his or her employment,” that memorandum continues. “However, (public officials) will not be able to take part in decisions about whether he will be provided a defense and indemnification for punitive damages claims because the (governmental body) is not obligated to provide them even if he was acting within the scope of his employment.” Like the scenario outlined in the Cronin Memo, Deerfield also was not sued under civil law punitive grounds, which would mean a public official acted with malice or ill-intent as an individual in a way which inflicted harm on a citizen. Churchwell also said that today he now believes that his 1998 memorandum — though the current law of the land in the realm of political ethics in California — deserves some reconsideration 20 years after he wrote it. He said that believes that a public official seeking legal defense money should have permission to participate in a hearing about the matter and make his or her case for the legal defense money and stay in the room for the vote. But subsequently, he posited, that public official should abstain from

voting. “And so that’s the distinction, between influencing at the podium and making the decision by voting on the dais,” Churchwell said. “And I think most citizens would have a problem with the public official actually voting. Like, say it were 2-2 and that person playing a role in breaking that tie (in a vote). That would look to most people like that would be a little too much.” Under a conventional recusal, the political official who could benefit from the policy in question must then leave the room for any discussion of the policy and any subsequent vote on the policy. Churchwell pointed out that some legal advocates take it a step further and believe that a public official in this type of scenario should do a full-on recusal. The Brown Act complaint brought against the Palomar College Governing Board, and McNamara and Deerfield as individuals, took center stage during the mayoral campaign pitting the now-former Escondido Mayor Sam Abed against McNamara. First reported on by The Coast News, it was then cited in campaign literature published by the Abed campaign. Palomar College spokeswoman Laura Gropen also said she could not comment beyond pointing to the Nov. 13 public meeting minutes. Gropen did not clarify whether legal counsel had written a memorandum clearing Deerfield to vote on the $10,000 legal defense money. The meeting minutes, though, detail that the Governing Board’s attorney was present at that meeting and gave the maneuver legal clearance. “Trustee Deerfield commented on the matter and asked to have the District pay her attorney fees related to this matter,” read the minutes. “Trustees requested that the District’s attorney present in the audience respond. She commented that there is no basis for asserting a conflict of interest. Discussion ensued.” Deerfield and McNamara both told The Coast News they could not offer comment for the story due to it centering on ongoing litigation.

Man accused of taking car with baby inside ESCONDIDO — An Escondido man accused of stealing a car containing an infant, then driving to a parking lot less than two miles away, pleaded not guilty Dec. 7 to charges of car theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Anthony Guerrero, 31, was ordered held on $100,000 bail. Dispatchers received a call from the baby’s mother at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday reporting that her Mercedes-Benz sedan was stolen from outside a 99 Cents


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Only store at the Civic Center Plaza Shopping Center on North Escondido Boulevard with her 6-monthold child inside, Escondido police Sgt. Suzanne Baeder said. It wasn’t immediately clear where the mother was when the car was taken or why the baby was left alone in the car. A short time later, a police officer spotted the Mercedes in a parking lot in the 1200 block of North Escondido Boulevard, less than two miles from the shopping center where the

car was taken, Baeder said. As the officer approached, the suspect — later identified as Guerrero — got out of the car and ran, but he was taken into custody after crossing the street and the baby was found inside the car unharmed, Baeder said. Guerrero faces up to eight years in prison if convicted. Judge James Simmons set a readiness conference for Dec. 17 and a preliminary hearing for Dec. 19. — City News Service




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Grace DeMatteis, from San Marcos, was among the students named to Augustana College’s 2018 fall term Dean’s List. DeMatteis is majoring in art.


Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland is seeking sponsors for its Soroptimist Live Your Dream awards gala on March 23, 2019, at the Vista Optimist Club, 600 Optimist Way, Vista. Gala sponsorships are available at $5,000, $3,000 and $1,500 level, and Table sponsorships are available for $800 per table. In addition, the club is seeking donations to its silent auction. To donate, please contact Paula Nix at (760) 5000013, e-mail soroptimistinternationalvista@gmail. com or register online at

“Lick the Plate,” the original culinary and music feature that launched in San Diego in 2011 is back on the air in San Diego on The Mighty 1090 starting Jan. 7, 2019. Besides its popular blend of food and music conversation, “Lick the Plate” host David Boylan is adding in an episode that will incorporate sports into that mix. Boylan has interviewed a combined 800 culinary personalities over the past 12 years. “Lick The Plate” began and remains a column in The Coast News in Encini- GETTING CERTIFIED tas and has run in “Edible Stroyer Brothers Auto San Diego.” Body & Painting, 360 N. Hale Ave., Escondido, has RIBBON-CUTTINGS IN VISTA been officially certified December ribbon-cut- by Assured Performance, tings with the Vista Cham- a non-profit consumer adber of Commerce includ- vocacy organization for ed the Dec. 6 opening of maintaining the right the charter school, North tools, equipment, training County Trade Tech High, and facilities necessary to 1132 N. Melrose Drive, Vis- repair the participating ta and KTS Shuttle on Dec. Automaker brand vehicles 7 at the chamber office. according to the manufacKTS Shuttle provides non- turer's specifications. Addstop airport shuttle service ing to their credentials, and professional transpor- Stroyer Brothers Auto tation. Visit kts-shuttle. Body & Painting is officialcom. North County Trade ly recognized by Assured Tech High is part of the Performance, FCA, Infiniti, Hyundai, and Kia. Vista School District.


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DEC. 14


From 5 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1 -23 and Dec. 26-30, the San Diego Botanic Garden Encinitas, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland – Southern California style. More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora on 37 acres. Tickets for Garden of Lights are available at the Welcome Center at the SD Botanic Garden on the evening of visitation. There are no advance ticket sales available.


Escondido Public Library is offering its annual Food for Fines program through Dec. 31. Food for Fines offers patrons the opportunity to clear up to $20 in fines from library accounts by donating non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged food for Escondido’s Interfaith Community Services. Each food item counts as $1 toward reducing fines. All donations must be given at the Customer Service Desk at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido.

T he C oast News - I nland E dition will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the San Diego Humane Society Oceanside Campus, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside. Have fun socializing with other dog lovers and their dogs while you practice teaching your dog how to be calm around exciting distractions like people, other dogs and food. For more information, visit http://support. 978530297?view=Detail&id=133706. OPEN HOUSE

The California Institute for Human Science will host an Open House and Holiday Gathering from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at 701 Garden View, Encinitas. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to Tamiko Voros, at admin@

DEC. 15


The San Marcos Historical Society will celebrate the holidays at an Open House and Holiday Concert from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Heritage Park in Walnut Grove Park, 1952 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos. The free, family event will feature make-it-take-crafts, puppet shows, calligraphy, cookie decorating, refreshments plus a tour of the decorated historical homes. A holiday concert by the Sunset Stummer’s Ohana MUTT MIXER Ukulele Band will begin at A Holiday Mutt Mixer 2 p.m.


The Flower Hill Promenade will host Hoodies & Hot Chocolate Movie Night from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. Cozy up with a hot chocolate and goodies from nearby restaurants with “The Grinch” movie playing in the East/West Courtyard.


‘Tis the season for Carol-oke & Crafts for adults, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Join this holiday crafty get-together and sing-along. Decorate an ornament or holiday tote bag while you sing along to seasonal tunes, plus hot apple cider and cookies. FEELING OVERWHELMED?

There will be a workshop on “Getting to the Root of Feeling Overwhelmed” at 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 with therapist Jane Ilene Cohen, at her home office in Encinitas. Cost is $10 to $20 suggested donation. RSVP at (760) 753-0733.


Local youth advocates from Students Unite in Prevention and Policy host a Holiday Hike to raise awareness of drunk driving, from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 15 at Buena Vista Park, 1601 Shadowridge Drive, Vista.


Friends of Solana Beach Library will be hosting a holiday program at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 in The Cove at the Library, 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, with carolers in authentic Victorian costumes.


Storytelling for the Holidays will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Storytelling is paired with art for a family-friendly, literary experience. Plus, each participating family receives a free book to DEC. 16 take home. For more inAUCTION FOR FIRE VICTIMS formation, visit http://bit. Coast Highway Traders ly/1EqwxGF. is auctioning off a Mexican Christmas Tree to benefit Camp fire victims, decorat- DEC. 19 ed with $250 worth of orna- ALIGN YOUR CHAKRAS California Institute ments. Bidding ends on Dec. 17, so stop in at 530 S. Coast for Human Science hosts Highway 101, Encinitas and Dominant Chakra Theory with Dr. Richard Jelusich, lend a hand. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 701 Garden View, EnciHOLIDAY BOOK SALE From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. nitas. Cost is $15. Chakras through Dec. 24, The En- are centers of consciouscinitas Library Book Store ness that not only provide offers its Holiday Collec- essential ki distribution tion sale at 540 Cornish but affect the four archeDrive, Encinitas. Perfect types of “the whole human for gift-giving, find great being” (mental, physical, deals on novels, children’s spiritual and emotional). holiday and picture books, For more information, visit cookbooks, DVDs, CDs, hu- mor books, holiday craft books, coffee table and art EXPLORE THE SOLAR SYSTEM Take off with the
Solar books and more. System Explorers Club for “Our Planets in Motion,” at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the DEC. 18 Encinitas Library, 540 CorGIFT OF GIVING Join the “Gift of Giv- nish Drive. Led by Susy ing” story and craft at 3:30 Kurtik, NASA ambassador. p.m. Dec. 18 at the Georgina Design and build a solar Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad system on a string. Village Drive, Carlsbad. It is geared to kinder through DEC. 20 third-grade. SIT ON SANTA’S LAP

Get that priceless photo with Santa at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad or at 3:30 p.m. at the Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place, Carlsbad. Bring your camera to capture the special occasion.


Oceanside Moose Lodge. Music by Payo Funk, The Shift, The Untitled, and Her Royal Highness MC Flow. Dress in your ’70s best, 21-and-up. Tacos by Manuela and cocktails from the Moose Lodge Bar. Bring a non-perishable food donation for North County Food Bank and receive a raffle ticket for a door prize.

DEC. 22


Want to see the big green guy for yourself? He will be stopping at The Shoppes at Carlsbad from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22 for a live “meet and greet.” All are welcome to say hello to the Grinch, on the lower level between H&M and Macy’s Home. During this free event, families are invited to take pictures and mingle with the famous guy who hates Christmas. Free holiday-themed makeand-take crafts will be available from 1 to 2:30 p.m., immediately adjacent to Meet and Greet space.


The Flower Hill Promenade will host Moonlight, Marshmallows & Movie Night from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. Bring the family for a movie night under the stars, complete with hot chocolate, nibbles and plenty of holiday cheer.


Join the “All-Female Winter Solstice Holiday Showcase” at 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at EVE Encinitas, 575 S. Coast Highway 101, featuring singer Amae Love, joined by local favorites Krista Richards, and Shantaya & Radiant Soul Band. Elixar bar, exotic teas, and organic vegan cuisine will be available for purchase along with a trunk show of original designer wear and handcrafted jewelry. Cost is $15. Advance tickets available at eveencinitas. com.

Celebrate the season with pizza and a movie for grades 7 and up, with “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” (Rated PG-13) plus a sing-along and a craft at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Sign-ups DEC. 23 required by calling (760) HOLIDAY BOOK SALE 602-2038. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 24, The EnLAST Y.E.S. MEETING OF 2018 cinitas Library Book Store Youth Enhancement offers its Holiday CollecServices (YES) will meet tion sale at 540 Cornish from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. Drive, Encinitas. Perfect 20 at Pine Park Community for gift-giving, find great Center 3209 Harding St., deals on novels, children’s Carlsbad. holiday and picture books, cookbooks, DVDs, CDs, humor books, holiday craft DEC. 21 books, coffee table and art WINTER SOLSTICE books and more. Celebrate Cultural Celebrations of the Winter Solstice with crafts, music and DEC. 25 food for grades six and up SING FOR YOUR SUPPER at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Join the Carol SingLibrary Learning Center, along and Christmas Day 3368 Eureka Place, Carls- dinner from noon to 3 p.m. bad. The winter solstice is Dec. 25 at the Seaside Centhe shortest day, and the ter for Spiritual Living, longest night, of the year. 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas. It has been celebrated with Families, couples, youth, festivals and stories by dif- singles and seniors are welferent cultures for centu- come. Bring a little extra ries. food so that those who cannot bring a dish can enjoy FEED THE SOUL a Christmas feast. If you Celebrate the longest cannot bring a dish, please night of the year with Feed- bring yourself. To voluning the Soul Foundation at teer for the feast, contact Winter SOULstice from Melissa at (951) 553-9843 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 21 at the or

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Schanzenbach: Move from Vista to Carlsbad Chamber bittersweet By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — Bret Schanzenbach will be leaving his position as CEO for the Vista Chamber of Commerce in late December and become the new CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce in January 2019. Ted Owen is retiring from his post at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce after 15 years. While Schanzenbach is looking forward to his new position, he described leaving Vista as bittersweet. “I grew up in this community. I graduated high school at Vista High. I live here and love this community,” Schanzenbach said. “Being involved in the chamber has been a wonderful opportunity because there was an opportunity to make an impact on the entire community through my work.” Schanzenbach said while he has many favorite memories, a standout is a program the chamber created called, “Rising Star of the Month,” where local high seniors are recognized. “Every month, we get to hear from a new group of seniors that are being honored, and we get to hear stories of overcoming all kinds of different difficulties and challenges,” he said. “I love going to that breakfast each month and hearing the next generation of leaders that are coming, the ‘Rising Stars’ as we call them.”

BRET SCHANZENBACH is taking over as CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce after serving in the same role in Vista. Courtesy photo

Another favorite is how the Vista Strawberry Festival has exploded over the years. When it started eight years ago, it had 120 vendors and 20,000 in attendance. In 2018, that number swelled to 450 vendors and nearly 110,000 attendees. Schanzenbach said the Vista Chamber is still searching for its new CEO. Schanzenbach said the move to Carlsbad is a great opportunity. Above all, he said he has a passion for the chamber industry. “I love how much impact the chamber can make in an overall community, and so I’ve never found any-

thing that really could draw me out of this particular industry since I got involved in it,” he said. “This opportunity in Carlsbad is a bigger chamber, and the timing with Ted’s retirement was good timing for me.” Schanzenbach described Carlsbad as a definite economic catalyst and an economic anchor of the North County 78 corridor with a prosperous industrial park with over 14 million square feet of industrial space and thriving tourism industry as well. He added that these industries lead to jobs for people in the entire region. “I’m really excited about being able to be a part of that and continuing the great work that has already taken place,” Schanzenbach said. As Schanzenbach’s days at the Vista Chamber of Commerce come to an end, he said Vista has been a wonderful community to work with along with community leaders who have been collegial. “I’ve learned that the many leaders in Vista have done a great job of looking at the big picture of what makes a community thrive and getting out of our individual silos — that’s been so wonderful to work with and now I’m excited to continue that in a neighboring community,” Schanzenbach said.

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DEC. 14, 2018

Food &Wine

Kennedy’s brings prime cuts to Escondido 20/Twenty offers

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t took a tip from a friend to turn me on to Kennedy’s in Escondido and I’m grateful as this place should be a regular stop for folks living in the area or even as a road trip for coastal dwellers. Formerly known as Kennedy’s Karne, the new location at 1766 E. Valley Parkway features a 5,000-square-foot butcher shop with high-quality meats, a restaurant, a market and an extensive food prep area that allows them to do catering for any size event. First off, there is a bit of history behind this family operation. The original Kennedy’s Market was opened by Jesus Soto in 1972 as a one-stop-shop in the small town of Heber, California. It started as a small convenience store and soon brought in people from all over Southern California to pick up Soto’s “Best in Class Carne Asada” as folks called it. My first question was about the name, as it did not sound very Hispanic. Mark Soto, the grandson of Jesus, informed me that his grandfather had the utmost respect and admiration for President John F. Kennedy and the market was named in his honor. There was some initial pushback from

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KENNEDY’S co-owner Mark Soto and social media manager Tayler Hall.

the local Mexican community but once word got out how good their food was that became a non-issue. Today, Mark M. Soto along with his and business partner, John Mayberry, are running the show, having joined forces to continue Kennedy’s legacy and supply the community with the freshest, highest-quality foods. Mark explains it this way: “We are excited to continue the legacy of my grandfather, we may have a bigger storefront now, but what we value most is the people that walk through the door. We want to prepare quality meat and treat customers the same way my

grandfather did.” The Escondido location is impressive and the extensive meat counter has a plethora of well-known specialty meats including carne asada, pollo asado, Angus prime, Wagyu and Kobe beef. An expanded dine-in and take-out restaurant offers homemade guacamole, salsas, chips and tortillas. They specialize in high-quality carne asada and include grass-fed along with no hormone or antibiotic raised options. They are also known for their marinades, which can be creative and bold with a mix of dry and wet rubs. One of the standouts

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for me was the combo corn/ flour tortilla that wrapped one of the best tacos I’ve had in a long time. It really was the best of both tortilla worlds. The texture and consistency make them a joy to devour and I really need to purchase a bunch of them for use at home. So back to the taco itself. It turns out that because Kennedy’s originated in the Imperial Valley, Mark's mother and father lived on Brandt Road right next door to the Brandt’s of the famous Brandt Beef that you see on fine menus all over San Diego. TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 15

dining just up the street from Legoland, can now offer an exciting fine wine and dining restaurant, 20/Twenty, in a classic new experience. The newly appointed 20/Twenty compliments the upscale appointments of the Westin. Casual elements of the restaurant’s menu form the major components of the newly created Mile 7 Kitchen, for the Sheraton Hotel, now just a short walk from the Westin. In their place, Executive Chef Julian Quinones, who was with the original 20/Twenty, now leads the transition to upscale seasonal selections that are locally sourced. “Ours is now a California cuisine-styled flexible menu, based on fresh, local produce that farmers bring to the restaurant for quality assurance,” he said. “We now have the ability to upgrade the menu for the following day based on provisions we have added. We have three main categories to the 20/ Twenty menu: Sharables,

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which are starters like cheese and meats, seafood and beef; Expressive Agriculture, which are salad selections like spinach, arugula and tomato; and Focal Plates, like entrée beef, duck, seafood and pork. We gladly serve alternative diets like vegan and gluten-free and other special requests.” Quinones went on to point out that 20/Twenty becomes a lively warm weekend meeting place. “We have live music on the weekend,” he said. “The patio is lit up with fire treatments that are exciting to be a part of.” A daily Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. has selected Sharable plates at half-off, with special prices on select beverages. One of the most intriguing list of wines by the glass presented itself at 20/Twenty. I wanted to try most all of the new discoveries listed, but three stood out that I want you to taste. I started out with a St M Riesling, a refreshing white from Germany to whet your appetite. I followed it up with a Gallegos Pinot Noir from Washington state with a grape profile that only Washington can boast. The third choice was a Carr Cabernet Franc from Sta. Ynez in the Central Coast of California. This one was big on distinctive Cab Franc flavor that’s a must with every French Bordeaux blend. Kudos to TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 15

DEC. 14, 2018

small talk jean gillette

Christmas cookie crisis


y holiday just got deliciously brighter. A lovely mom at school left me a plate of flawlessly iced sugar cookies that were beautiful and delicious. Yep. I am shameless. I ate them all in one day — before I got home. And, as usual, I am waffling on the annual cookie exchange. There is nothing I love more than other people’s homemade baking, but it means I have to bake something of my own. Nobody really wants that. I am the queen of burned cookies. Or maybe they aren’t burned, and they might taste OK, but they’ll look weird or misshapen. So, my options are embarrassing. I could buy the dough and offer those up as my own handiwork, but it seems a bit unfair. Everyone else has mixed, chilled, sliced, iced and messed up their kitchen creating wonderful treats. I have even stooped low enough to consider using store-bought cookies this year. I have discovered some very, very good ones, far better than I might bake — but I’m not sure I can do that and look in the mirror. It’s sad enough that I’m even tempted. Perhaps I should just back off. But, oh, all those wonderful Christmas cookies I might take home. I’ve had a taste and there may be no going back. And if you are truly blessed, you don’t bite down on a chocolate chip that turns out to be a raisin. P-tooey. My baking is hit and miss, but I know a good cookie when I taste it. There are oatmeal cookies and then there are oatmeal cookies. They are either perfectly crisp and oaty, or they resemble balls of flavorless grass clippings. And then there is the issue of butter. With all the sympathy in the world to the lactose intolerant, don’t bother serving me a cookie made with shortening. There are few disappointments in life like biting into what looks like a sublime, buttery Mexican wedding cookie (my mom called them sand tarts) and find that it resembles a combination of sweetened chalk dust and ground concrete. I starve all year long for this. I want my shortbread and I want it now, arteries be darned. Serve up the homemade biscotti. Pass me those pecan tartlettes. Slice me up another one of those layered, peanut-butter chocolate dream bars. I’ve heard that whenever a good cookie is eaten, an angel gets its wings. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who can’t talk now because her mouth is full of cookie. Contact her at


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Keeping history alive on 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor By Samantha Taylor

OCEANSIDE — A blanket of flower petals quietly drifted between the docked boats and lounging sea lions in the harbor on the morning of Dec. 7. Just a few minutes prior, those petals were falling between fingers of those honoring Pearl Harbor defenders. This year was the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Bertha Sterling had walked around the crowd gathered on the small fishing pier in the Oceanside Harbor with a basket full of petals, asking attendees to take a handful and drop them into the water below. This has become an annual occasion for her. Sterling was just an observant when she first started going to the remembrance ceremony, held every year on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on the small pier at 9:30 a.m. She was also a student of Linda Dudik, a former history professor who taught at Palomar

PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR Joe Walsh, 99, was honored at the Oceanside Harbor ceremony Dec. 7. Photo by Samantha Taylor

College. Dudik is also one of the reasons why Sterling started volunteering her time to help organize the remembrance ceremony. For many years, it was Joe Walsh who was in charge of the organizing efforts. People like Dudik and Sterling took the reins a few years ago when it became too much for Walsh. Both Walsh, 99, and John Qui-

er, 98, are the remaining two surviving members of Tri-City Chapter 31, the North County chapter of the now-disbanded Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, who were honored at the ceremony. Dudik started attending Chapter 31’s monthly meetings several years ago. “The more I learned about them, the more I fell in love with them all,” she said. Dudik had developed a college course that focused on the lives of people who lived during World War II, and some of the defenders sat on the Pacific Theatre panel for her class. When she retired in May 2009, she formed an educational nonprofit that works with some of those people to preserve their stories for younger generations. Her website also records the story of Joe Walsh and his wife, Bea, both of whom served as Marines during World War II. (Bea was also at the remembrance ceremony.) According to Joe Walsh’s story

on Dudik’s website, on Dec. 7, 1941, he “ended up fighting in the first battle American servicemen fought in World War II” on the Navy yard in Oahu. In the story, Walsh said the next two hours were “all confusion” as the Japanese planes mounted their aerial assault. Joe’s battalion fired “anti-aircraft” machine guns at Japanese ships that aimed for the docked U.S. battleships on Ford Island, which was within sight of where Walsh was on Oahu. “They represent the best of America,” Dudik said of the World War II generation. “The sense of community, patriotism, commitment and a willingness to sacrifice their personal lives for a greater cause if need be.” Sterling rediscovered her love of history through Dudik. “She brought the love of history back into my heart,” Sterling said. “I come here every year just to help her.”





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Winterfest visits downtown Vista By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — Holiday décor, vendor shopping and Santa sightings were some of the many eye-catching scenes at the annual downtown Vista Winterfest on Dec. 2 at the Cinepolis Plaza. Hosted by the Vista Business Association, the free event attracted droves of families gearing up for some seasonal spirit. Cinepolis was the major sponsor and also did some fundraising for the day — proceeds from the $3 ticket entry to watch “Polar Express” went to Visions of Children. “We were happy to facilitate Cinepolis’ fundraising efforts for Visions of Children,” said David Mears of Legendary Events. “This nonprofit helps blind children with needs and services to support them.” Throughout the day, a roster of activities took place such as an official Color Guard Ceremony championed by the NSD Young Marines. Miss Pride of Vista Princess Allyce Callowy sang the National Anthem and Miss Teen Pride of Vista Jessica Heatherly translated it into American Sign Language. A medley of holiday tunes was showcased by the Royal Court Singers of Empresa Elementary. From there a flurry of wintertime activities took place such as photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a scavenger hunt, a snowball toss challenge, contests such as

SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS flank Santa’s helper Megan Jenkins. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

Ugly Sweater and Snow Ball eating, a Christmas Tree cupcake decorating station, and a popcorn garland necklace station and more. A crowd gathered the silent auction area for their Christmas Tree Parade bids. The Christmas Tree Parade was led by the Pride of Vista Lions. “We decided to partner with David and Legendary Events because we know there is a need in the community and proceeds from these Christmas trees go to local charities,” said Pride of Vista Lion Eleanor Hutchins. “The trees were donated by Home Depot and Lowes here in Vista and JDog Junk Removal

and Hauling will deliver the trees to the winners of the auction.” Local charities from the silent auctions include The Woman’s Club of Vista, Soroptimist of Vista & North County Inland, Community Projects, Civitan International, Operation Hope, Pride of Vista Scholarship Pageants. Local artist Paul Kaufman decorated two of the Christmas Trees. “The Parade of Christmas Trees allows people to bid on different Christmas trees that have been professionally decorated to help raise money for local charities,” Mears said. “The day is really an overall commu-

nity outreach that culminates into a holiday festival and a magical tree lighting ceremony.” The big man himself, Santa, took a North Pole break to be on hand for the Santa Look-Alike Contest. Other entertainment for the day included Ballet Folkloric Dancers and Tanya’s Dance Troupe. During the tree lighting ceremony local jazz favorite Celeste showcased her talents in a special ensemble, Celeste Sings the Holidays. “At the tree lighting, it was great to have the local cast from ‘Annie’ at the Star Theater sing along Christmas carols with Celeste,” said Mears, adding that it enhanced the sing-along experience for everyone. Mears said the Winterfest started nearly a decade ago with humble beginnings. “Years ago, it started out as a simple paper tree hanging on a wall that people met at and sang songs,” Mears said. “Today, this event has evolved into a fullfledged festival, with the tree lighting culmination at the end.” Once the tree lighting was complete, participants made a beeline to Cinepolis to watch “Polar Express.” While the overall Winterfest has changed over the years, it holds a classic Christmastime charm. The Holiday Bazaar with handpicked vendors was also in full swing for the holiday shoppers.

DEC. 14, 2018

Real Santas teach kids to make own holiday gifts By Helen Nielsen

REGION — In North San Diego County the Santas and Lady Santa members of the Real Santas United for Healthy Kids are teaching children how to make their own holiday gifts from material grown or gathered in the garden, forest, seashore or the kitchen Funded in part through a grant from the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Commission the Kids Art Smart — Make That Holiday Gift program has Santas and Lady Santas running classes for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and other groups of kids at a variety of venues including area farmers markets where they convert everything from pine cone scales, and slabs off the bottom of Christmas trees, to oyster and scallop shells into wonderful Christmas gifts and ornaments. It’s fun to watch kids look for the image of a Santa, Elf or Grinch in the ridges and folds on the outside of an oyster shell, says Sustainable Santa®, who heads the Real Santas United group. Virtually every oyster has one there waiting to be brought out with paint, or on the shell’s inside surface they can create Santas with whatever expression they want. The program is part of the “Sustainable Living” activities sponsored by the

SHELLS turned into holiday gifts. Photo by Helen Nielsen

Carlsbad based Sustainable Santa Foundation. The objective is to help kids tap into the creativity all kids have within them. It is also intended to break the “consumption/shop ’til you drop” mentality and the distractive “thoughtless entertainment” provided by cellphone connections and aps. The opportunity to learn these skills continues in December at the Saturday Farmers Market in Vista, and the Sunday Farmers Market at the Ecke Elementary in Leucadia until Christmas. For more information about the program or to arrange for a class contact: The Sustainable Santa Foundation. 7040 Avenida Encina. Suite 104, PO Box 1225, Carlsbad, CA 92011 or email them at

DEC. 14, 2018

Ferret fans present case for legalization By Carey Blakely

ENCINITAS — Of all the requests that the Encinitas City Council has fielded at recent meetings, the plea from ferret lovers on Nov. 28 to help make ferrets legal in California stood out for its peculiarity and earnestness. Supporters of the furry mammals arrived at City Hall dressed in T-shirts featuring a surfing ferret and an entreaty to “make Encinitas ferret friendly.” Their purpose was twofold: to ask City Council for a resolution of support and to forge alliances with Tasha Boerner Horvath, a councilwoman about to become a California State Assembly member. California and Hawaii are the only two states in the nation where residents cannot keep ferrets as household pets. According to its website, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife bans ferrets and other non-native animals like gerbils and prairie dogs in order to “protect public health and safety, agriculture, wildlife and natural resources.” The fear is that if pet ferrets escaped or were released, they could establish wild populations that would negatively impact native animals and plants. But longtime Encinitas resident and business owner Marshall Crawford told the


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So basically they formed a relationship early on with Brandt, which they consider the most tender USDA prime beef around, and now include it among their offerings. Now they sell more Brant Prime Ribs than USDA Choice Prime Ribs. Prime Rib is another huge seller at Kennedy’s and worth the drive for the quality options the offer. Not to dwell on my taco plate, but there was another element of it that is worth mentioning. The signature Kennedy’s queso sauce is freaking unbelievable. If it had not been lunch I would have eaten myself straight into a food coma as a result of that sauce. The queso sauce started off as an Alfredo sauce their cook made years ago. A customer requested Alfredo sauce made with Mexican cheeses, which led to some experimentation and ended up with Kennedy’s Queso. The cheese sauce has a cream base, jalapenos, Monterrey cheese and Oaxaca cheese. If you are ordering from their restaurant they keep it simple. Choose your protein, style that includes


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ADVOCATES FOR FERRET legalization showed up to the Encinitas City Council meeting on Nov. 28 wearing T-shirts imprinted with the above logo. Photo via Facebook

City Council, “Ferrets are very misunderstood by the state of California because they are not wild, feral animals. Domesticated ferrets literally would die if let out into the wild. They have no way of foraging for their own food.” Pat Wright, who organized the pro-ferret contingent at Encinitas City Hall, thinks the ban is unfair. He has tried to gain support for legalization by asking individual cities to officially proclaim that the state law should be overturned. Wright successfully advocated for such a resolution from the La Mesa City Council. 25th from 2 to 8 p.m. Entrée highlights will include: A Cape Grim Beef Tenderloin, pan roasted duck breast and duck leg confit and a Baja Striped Seabass. Get the details on this evening and the very special New Year’s Eve soiree as well as other events, by visiting 20/, or call (760) 827-2500.

taco, burrito, bowl or fries, a couple rice and bean choices, toppings and some add-on options. It’s a great way to organize the menu. Besides the taco I did the Pork Carnitas bowl and did a sampler of the fries with carne asada. Both were really good. There is also a mini market of sorts with everything you need to accompany your purchase from the meat counter or to add on to your carry-out order from the restaurant. In my conversation with Mark I mentioned how Kennedy’s would have been the perfect fit to take over the former El Torito Market in Leucadia. Turns out they were thinking the same thing but just missed the opportunity. I will make the drive back out to Escondido for more of Kennedy’s goodness though, it’s that good. They are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additional locations include Imperial Beach and El Centro, where customers can purchase the same product Jesus Soto created over 50 years ago. Details at

He might have found a friend in Encinitas, too, because on Nov. 28 Councilman Tony Kranz made a motion, seconded by Boerner Horvath, to place a resolution in support of ferret legalization on a future City Council agenda. The exact date when it will be presented has not yet been determined. Development Services Director Brenda Wisneski will draft the resolution — looking at other resolutions from cities like La Mesa as examples — according to Lois Yum, city management analyst and public information officer. The resolution will then require a council vote. In February, Wright’s pleas to the Encinitas City Council were met with a chillier reception. He told the council on Nov. 28 that Boerner Horvath had invited him back, for what he recalled as his fourth appearance. Wright and others expressed hope that Boerner Horvath would use her new position at the Assembly to introduce a pro-ferret bill. For while city resolutions send a message, only state-level legislators have the actual power to change the law. Boerner Horvath could not be reached for comment. Despite the ban, which

dates to the 1930s, many Californians keep the pets illegally. In fact, pet-industry data indicate that about one-fourth of total spending on ferret food and supplies occurs in California, according to various news sources. Cardiff resident Susan Pelletier shared at the Encinitas meeting, “I have always had animals all my life — dogs, cats, guinea pigs, you name it. By far, my little ferret was my heart.” Pelletier described her ferret, who passed away a few years ago, as “a little prima donna” and elaborated, “If you didn’t fix her breakfast just the right way, she wouldn’t eat.” Pelletier said her ferret would have been unable to survive in the wild, leading her to believe that domesticated ferrets would not cause harm to an ecosystem that they were incapable of adapting to. Several attempts have been made to legalize pet ferrets in California. In 2004, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill intended to decriminalize ferret ownership. Schwarzenegger told the California State Senate in his veto message that he loved ferrets and had costarred with one in “Kindergarten Cop,” but he did not feel comfortable authorizing such a law without an environmental impact report.

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A five-course dinner, Pig and Pinot, will be presented at the Apollonia Bistro at UTC San Diego, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Cost is $75. per person. Bryan Rollins will present the Pinot Noirs and Chef Erin Seely will create the pop-up dinner with different styles of pork. Call (619) 823-3541. Meritage Wine Market

Damaged plane causes havoc with CP Air flights By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — What started off with an ominous sign has now become a company-wide problem. California Pacific Airlines, which began service out of Palomar-McClellan Airport in Carlsbad on Nov. 1, was forced to cancel or delay all flights on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. “We sincerely apologize for the recent mechanical issues that have caused several cancellations and delays,” CP Air said in a statement posted to its Facebook page. CP Air stated that they would return to regular service on Wednesday, Dec. 12. “Your safety is our priority, and we are working to resolve all issues as soon as possible so we can get you back in the air,” the statement said. One of the wings on a 50-seat passenger jet was damaged during taxiing on the runway for an Oct. 26 flight from Pierre, South Dakota, to Denver, according to the Capital Journal in Pierre. The accident took the jet out of service longer than expected after the wing clipped a backhoe conducting construction work on a new hangar, the paper reported.

L’Auberge Del Mar presents Coastal Harvest Feasts for the holidays: a threecourse Christmas dinner from 3 to 9 p.m., five-course “Countdown” New Year’s Eve Celebration meal from 6 to 9 p.m. and a New Year’s Eve party from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. that takes you back in time. All will surely be memorable. RSVP early on all at (858) 793-6400.

CP Air bought Aerodynamics Inc. (ADI) so the airline would have the necessary certifications to operate. As a result, the company has passenger and charter operations including a regular flight from Denver to Pierre. However, CP Air Chief Operations Officer Mickey Bowman told the Capital Journal the company’s fourjet fleet is not the issue, it’s a lack of pilots due to increased training requirements. In addition, CP Air eliminated its charter business to focus on commercial service, according to the paper. On Thanksgiving, passengers were left stranded in Pierre for more than 10 hours and left to find other accommodations to reach Denver. “This airline has one of the nicest staff we have seen, however an 11 hour delay in Pierre on Thanksgiving and the plane having multiple issues on the way back caused us to have to change to another airline to get home,” Elayna Bierle posted on her Facebook page. “We won't be back until they figure out how to update their fleet of planes that are more safe and reliable.” The top wine picks for 2018 at WineSellar & Brasserie will be offered for tasting at the Sorrento Valley San Diego location from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 26. Cost is $15 each. Toast to the end of ’18 and to the beginning of ’19 in the wine world. Call (858) 450-9557 for details. Reach him at Frank@

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Is a smart home on your holiday wish list? With smart home adoption on the rise, more and more people are looking to join the connected home lifestyle, and smart home devices such as virtual assistants have become popular gifts during the holidays. If you’re ready to make your home smarter, here are some devices and services that should make every holiday wish list. A HOME SPEAKER that doubles as a virtual assistant. Current models can answer questions, turn on lights, play video, access virtual assistants like Siri or Alexa, share weather and news updates, act as a timer, and play music on demand. Some models even help you shop online. SMART LIGHTS. Yes, even smart bulbs make many wish lists. Replace existing light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs that can be con-

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can help you achieve the look you want. Some of our clients do it to avoid hair transplant surgery and its costs altogether, and others look to SMP to work in conjunction with previous or future hair restoration efforts.”

Each procedure takes approximately two to five hours, depending on the extent of the bald or thinning area. “It might take up to three sessions to achieve the look you want,” Wagner said. “It’s still about a third of the cost of a hair transplant and the results are also permanent and immediate.” Wagner invites anyone interested in Scalp Micro-Pigmentation and any other hair loss solutions to visit MyHairTransplantMD at 2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 201 in Oceanside. For a step-by-step guide to their consultation, hair restoration processes, before-and-after photos and a complete explanation of pricing, visit their website at or call the office at (800) 262-2017.

Thinning hair? Try hair tattoo OCEANSIDE — Thinning hair is a fact of life for many men and women. It’s so common, in fact, that strides have been made in hair restoration making permanent solutions available at a variety of price points. These days, a thicker-looking head of hair is possible for anyone. Dan Wagner, CEO of MyHairTransplantMD, and his team of hair restoration specialists are excited about the latest solution they have to offer — hair tattooing. Yes, you read that right. If you have an aversion to tattoos, or needles in gener-

al, Wagner urges you to read on. “Some clients say the procedure is virtually painfree,” he said. “It’s called Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP), and it’s non-invasive and uses a tiny needle to plant dots of ink into the skin, imitating the look of hair follicles.” While a traditional tattoo penetrates rive layers of epidermis, SMP only penetrates two layers. “It works by placing natural ink pigments via a micro needle at the epidermal level of the scalp, realistically replicat-


will serve the residents of Escondido well and mitigate the impacts of climate change. We are confident that the new mayor and incoming council member share this goal.” Olga Diaz, who has served for nearly a decade as the sole City Council liberal vote, said she has high hopes in many different policy areas for the new coalition. She called the election results her “dream come true” and something she has been “dreaming about for 12 years.” Diaz said that two of the items near the top of her agenda, as the most senior member of the City Council, are the Climate Action Plan and restoration of the Escondido Creek, the latter of which flows through the urban core of the city. She sees restoration of the body of water as a potential economic opportunity for the city in the months and years ahead. For the Climate Action Plan, Diaz said she believes opportunities exist to make it “much more substantial,” including potential implementation of a community choice energy grid


paign. “I think Abed underestimated the power of our combined forces,” Jackson said. “We are elated that we have a new mayor here in Escondido, Mac, who will work at representing all of our community, not just special interest groups.” One major issue City Council will grapple with going into the 2019 session is the Climate Action Plan, for which the city’s Planning Commission is in the middle of examining update options. Under California’s 2006 California Global Warming Solutions Act, cities must update their Climate Action Plan every five years and the most recent update in Escondido came in 2013. “The Escondido Climate Action Alliance is looking forward to continuing to work with the city of Escondido on its Climate Action Plan,” said Marian Sedio, who helps head up the North County Climate Change Alliance. “It is our goal to see a Climate Action Plan in place that

ing the appearance of natural hair growth and density.” While previous hair loss treatments either didn’t last or involved surgery, SMP offers a permanent solution to a problem that will only get worse over time. “By the time you recognize your policy, something other cities throughout San Diego County have explored, as well. Escondido did not participate in that regime, said Diaz, because the “political will” did not exist to do so under the old City Council. “I have a greater sense of optimism with this new city government and incoming council for a variety of reasons,” Diaz said. “In my time on the council, there’s always been a toxicity around partisan control and one of the advantages of having not just a new person, but specifically the person that’s coming in, Mayor McNamara, (is) he’s a very collaborative person. His instinct is to include people in conversations and decision-making.” Diaz said one of the first such conversations will take place in a City Council policy ideas workshop at City Hall in February that will be open to the public. “I’m excited about this time where the five of us can get together in this workshop format and plan what happens over the next two years,” Diaz said. “Instead of shutting anybody

hair loss, you’ve already lost 50 percent of your hair,” Wagner said. “Topical treatments become a temporary band aid at best. Perhaps maybe you don’t want to have surgery at this time, but might consider it in the future. In either case, SMP out, I think we’re all finally going to be able to have some say.” Mike Morasco, part of the new conservative minority on the Escondido City Council alongside John Masson, said that though the dynamics of the new City Council will be different, he looks forward to the challenge and working together with his new colleagues. “I happen to like and get along with all of the former council members, as well as the up and coming council members, so I anticipate that we’ll work towards the betterment of Escondido and work towards those goals,” Morasco said. Morasco says he hopes the City Council will practice financial prudence and emphasize safety during the next two-year session. “I’m hoping to enhance infrastructure: roads, sewers, water — everything possible for all areas of the city,” Morasco said. “It’s quite daunting and very expensive, but we can get it done, as well. And then continuing to market Escondido for what it is, which is an extremely viable location

for businesses, for industry, for families and that will all be dependent on the type of growth we’re able to see as far as provision of the necessary housing is concerned.” Martinez also said she believes in the importance of housing and infrastructure, as well as in “restoring or adding community services where it’s needed most,” particularly within the city’s eastern half. She also said she plans to maintain her campaign promise to hold regular in-district town hall meetings with her constituents once she assumes the office. “I’m very excited for this opportunity to further serve my community and city in this new capacity,” Martinez said. “I am hearing from people who moved out of Escondido that now say they want to return. I will work hard to improve our city and also be an inclusive leader than unites our city.” McNamara and his campaign director, Nina Deerfield, did not respond to repeated requests for comment for this story.

Man shot after pursuit gets prison REGION — A 21-yearold San Marcos man who led authorities on a highspeed pursuit from Vista to the Torrey Preserve marsh, where he was shot by sheriff’s deputies when he advanced toward them, was sentenced Dec. 12 to three years in state prison. Jose Trujillo pleaded guilty in October to felony evading with reckless driving and resisting an executive officer. Trujillo — who has a DUI conviction from 2016 — had a blood-alcohol level of 0.05 percent five hours after the high-speed chase the night of July 20, said Deputy District Attorney Kyle Sutterley. Defense attorney Ty Carss said Trujillo has a mental disorder and was using alcohol to self-medicate. Carss said Trujillo's father was deported the day he led deputies on the wild chase. “He made a huge mistake,” Carss told Judge Polly Shamoon, arguing unsuccessfully for probation. — City News Service

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Come see the dancers of Performing Arts Workshop perform “The Nutcracker” ballet at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 15 and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Traux Theatre, 400 Rancho Del Oro, Oceanside. Tickets $17, $20 at


The free LIFE Foreign Film will be “A Christmas Tale,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester, Room 204, Cardiff. French with English subtitles. For more information, e-mail lifesanelijo@


The Music Men Chorus will present "Harmony For The Season," at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Oceanside Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, with favorite holiday songs sung barbershop style. Free-will donations will be accepted. For more information, visit


Bach Collegium San Diego presents the local premiere of J. S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff by-the-Sea. Tickets are $20 to $70 at




A free Christmas Musical will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec 15 and at 3 p.m. Dec 16 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2993 MacDonald St., Oceanside. For MUSIC OF PATSY CLINE “Always...Patsy Cline” more information, call (760) will run through the holidays 757-2525 or visit Kingofkat the North Coast Repertory Theatre, through Dec. 30 at the North Coast Repertory TIBETAN BOWL CONCERT The Soul of Yoga InstiTheatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. tute will host Diane ManTickets are $45 at (858) 481- dle and Richard Rudis in 1055, or visit northcoastrep. concert with Tibetan bowls and percussion, in a benefit org to purchase tickets. for the California fire victims at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, DEC. 15 Suite 870, Encinitas. Sug‘SOUNDS OF THE SEASON’ The North Coast Sym- gested donation of $25. Call phony Orchestra will be to reserve at (619) 994-8151. joined by soprano Katie Polit Bring a mat to lie on. and the Villa Musica Community Chorus to perform “Sounds of the Season” at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Tickets available at the door: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit

“Glory!” a new and traditional Christmas music concert will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas. The event is free. E101 Gallery presents the murals of artist Daniella Manini through Dec. 31 at 818 S. Coast Highway. Visit her work displayed at the gallery or





MiraCosta College LIFE offers the free foreign film, “A Christmas Tale” at 1 p.m. Dec. 14, at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester, Room 204. French with English subtitles. For more information, contact lifesanelijo@ The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office will host “Front Row Fridays,” a monthly series featuring performances by San Diego talent on the second Friday of each month, through June 2019 in the Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Cultural Arts Office at or (760) 602-2090.

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The North Coast Repertory Theatre has added three additional performances of “Always… Patsy Cline” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Dec. 19 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26. Tickets at

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Sculpting an inner journey cal art news Bob Coletti


hrista Chapian is a sculptor based in Southern California. She works with clay, glass, bronze and aluminum. Her work is an expression of the treasure that resides in our human experience as well as the insatiable curiosity to unearth more. Chapian has been the events director for the Sargent Art Group since 2016 where she organizes art exhibits for the membership. Christa shows her work in galleries in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and San Diego, and her work is in private as well as public collections.

Artist’s statement “Doing the inner work is good for the soul. Clear perception plus interpretation equals profound awareness.” “Through my artwork, I create forms that expand from the inside outward to express our natural desire for harmony of body, mind and spirit.”

Through Jan. 22, see “Attic Archaeology” by artist Judith Christensen at the Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive. For more information, call (760) 753-7376 or visit Sender is a book, album and concert series and will once again benefit Team Red, DEC. 18 White & Blue’s Surf Camp ‘TUESDAY NIGHT COMICS’ for Veterans. Tickets $18 at North Coast Repertory https://bellyupsolanabeach. Theatre presents “Tuesday Night Comics,” with Cash dz4z1eo1kxkyz5mj. Levy, Jimmy Burns and Julian Fernandez at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at 987 Lomas Santa DEC. 19 Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tick- CHRISTMAS THE IRISH WAY ets $27 at (858) 481-1055 or “Irish Christmas in America” will be performing at the California Center for HOLIDAY SHOW the Arts, Escondido at 7:30 “For The Sender” Hol- p.m. Dec. 19 with Irish music, ‘ART WITH A VIEW’ iday Show plays at the Belly song and dance, rich in hisThe artists of Del Mar Up Tavern starting at 7 p.m. tory, humor and energy. Irish Art Center Gallery will Dec. 18, 143 South Cedros feature “Art with a View!” Ave, Solana Beach For the TURN TO ARTS CALENDAR ON 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec.15 on the top level of Del Mar City Hall, Camino Del Mar and 11th Street in Del Mar. Free underground parking is available.

‘THREE FACES OF TRINITY’ by Southern California artist Christa Chapian. Courtesy photo

“I am influenced by the ancient artifacts of the world that express the difficult work of life.” “The digging and discovery that takes us back to our authentic self.” “My work pays trib-

ute to the work of chipping away at old beliefs and histories so that we can express the truth inside.” See more of Christa’s work at: sargentartgroup. com/ChristaChapian.html






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DEAR DOCTOR: My husband and I have two teenagers, and we also take care of my 80-year-old mother. The kids and my husband and I all got our regular flu shots, but I just read about a new flu shot that's for people who are over 65. Why do older people need a different flu vaccine? Does it really work? DEAR READER: You're referring to Fluzone High-

Dose, which, as you say, is licensed specifically for individuals who are 65 and older. Like all flu shots, it works by priming the immune system to defend itself against the specific flu strain that the vaccine is targeting. This happens because a flu shot contains antigens, which are the uniquely shaped proteins found on the surface of a flu virus. When you get a flu shot, your immune system responds to the presence of those antigens by generating antibodies, which are your body's first line of defense against infection. It takes about two weeks after you get your flu shot for the antibodies to develop. Once that happens, you have an additional layer of protection against the vi-

rus in the vaccine. The Fluzone High-Dose vaccine contains about four times more of the flu antigen than does the standard dose vaccine that you, your husband and your children got. That means the high-dose vaccine will generate a more powerful immune response. The reason this is important for older individuals is the fact that as someone reaches his or her mid- to late 60s, their immune system becomes weaker. The immune system becomes less effective at protecting the body from infection, and it no longer responds in a robust way to vaccines. That means that not only are people in their mid-60s and older more susceptible to becoming infected by the flu virus, they

are also less able to build up the needed antibodies in response to a flu shot. In a study mandated by the Food and Drug Administration to assess the safety of the new high-dose vaccine and to gauge how well it works, it was found to be 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine at preventing the flu among people 65 and older. In addition, there appeared to be a measurable reduction in serious complications among those individuals who did contract the flu. Those complications, which are often life-threatening, include pneumonia, inflammation of the heart, a worsening of existing heart disease and COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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anaging the stress of the holidays, getting to your todo lists, purchasing gifts for family and friends, sending out holiday cards, cooking an extravagant meal with all parts ready at the same time while welcoming guests. These are the realities of the holiday season that we forget about after each “Happy New Year!” The holidays can be a magical time of the year and can help us reunite with family and friends. However, the holidays can also herald in additional stressors caused by family conflict, stretched finances, and efforts to get to every item on your “To-Do” list. These stressors can have a lasting negative impact on your mental and physical health far after the decorations are taken down. By following a few stress-free tips you can beat the holiday blues and get through one of the busiest times of the year. • Plan Ahead. Write a list of to-dos early on so that you are not overwhelmed. Not only will this improve your organization and reduce your stress, it can also help you reduce expenses by keeping you from last minute shopping, decorations, or groceries. No one likes that last minute rush to the store for another can of cranberry sauce. • Be Mindful. While interacting with others being mindful of the tasks at hand can help reduce stress. It’s easy to worry about getting everything done for the holidays, but you’ll be more productive (and less stressed) if you focus on the present moment. Notice when your mind wanders to the future or the past and let go and return to the present without judgment. The UCLA web site below has great podcasts on mindfulness activities. You can listen to any of the podcasts while you’re driving,

rewarding interactions and may make your overall experience a positive one. Instead of dwelling on a difficult past or present, make an effort to focus on what’s going RIGHT. • Reach Out. Call on your support system if you notice signs of stress or depression. Even a quick call to your partner, friends, or family to share your thoughts, feelings or concerns can lessen the burden and provide you with a new perspective. Be sure to also provide support to loved ones who may be in the throes of holiday stress.

• Avoid Triggers. Take note of certain situations or substances which may increase stress on your physical or mental health, such as alcohol, sugar, overeating, or political discussions. These can further exacerbate your stress response and negatively impact your mood.

IF IT GETS TO BE TOO MUCH Seek Professional Help. If you notice your stress level is more severe or that you (or a loved one) feel more irritable, withdrawn, or depressed, you can reach out for professional help. Signs of depression can include decreased interest or pleasure, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy, decreased concentration, and/or thoughts of death. You can reach out to your primary care physician or a therapist, such as a psychologist, social worker, marriage family therapist, counselor, or local faith leader. In the event of a crisis you can also call the Access and Crisis line at 1.888.724.7240. Don’t let the holidays become a reason to cringe instead a reason to celebrate. Taking a few preventative measures to curb stress, anxiety, or depression can be well worth it. With a little mindfulness and planning you can find joy and peace during the holidays no matter what this season throws at you.

• Follow the 3-to-1 Rule. If you make a negative statement towards someone, follow it up with at least three positive statements. Having primarily positive interactions can lead to productive and

Wishing you & your family a happy & healthy holiday season from Tri-City Medical Center, Sarah Jayyousi, MSW, LPCC, LCSW TriCity Medical Center | Outpatient Behavioral Health Services



cooking, or even before going to bed. • Take Care of Yourself. Selfcare doesn’t just mean showering and brushing your teeth anymore. Take time to center yourself each day. This doesn’t need to take hours. Take a short walk, head to the gym or sneak a quick workout in between loads of laundry, sleep in, listen to your favorite music, give yourself an hour of alone time, or any other activity that brings you peace or happiness. There is no “right” answer when it comes to finding time for yourself.

At this time, the highdose flu vaccine is specifically approved for older patients. In our practices, we are giving the high-dose flu shot to all of our patients who are 65 and older. However, if a high-dose vaccine is not available, it's important not to delay getting a flu shot. An advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states: “No preference is expressed for

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that will go into place in 2019 under Proposition 63 — including a regulation requiring ammunition vendors to conduct a background check to verify a purchaser’s eligibility. A representative with Surefire Manufacturing, an ammunition store out of San Fernando, said that he had a nonstop line of people for five hours on Dec. 8 — the first day of the event. “I’m almost sold out,” he said, estimating that he came to the event with 200,000 rounds, and as of midday Sunday, had about 10,000. Many attendees lined up for background checks at booths such as Ammo Brothers, where people can “shop” for guns but cannot leave the event with a firearm. Attendees must wait 10 days for the background check to be processed, at which time they can pick up their purchased firearm at the company’s shop. President Tracy Olcott said undercover Department of Justice officers are present at the event to ensure compliance with state law, and Crossroads hires its own law enforcement officers to monitor the event. The majority of the booths sell either guns, ammunition, gun parts or gun-related products, such as targets or instructional books. However, other items on sale run the gamut from swords, axes and knives to clothing, jewelry, rare coins, pens and crystal balls. Several booths featured “Trump 2020” T-shirts and Make America Great Again hats. Olcott said the company is starting to look at other options in the San Diego area. Although the board expects to hear a new proposed policy by December 2019, Olcott said Crossroads is unsure about the outcome, and referred to this gun show as “the last one” at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “We don’t know what they’ll do,” she said.


wearing NeverAgainCA T-shirts stood outside the fairgrounds in June, holding a banner reading “Make Our Fairgrounds Gun Free — Stop the Gun Shows Here.” Public officials in neighboring communities — Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas — have also spoken out against the gun shows. For groups like NeverAgainCA, one of the biggest issues at stake is whether guns belong on state-owned property. Jim Brown, a Vietnam War veteran who has spoken at several 2nd DAA board meetings, finds some the items sold at the event to be “very inappropriate for the general public.” After having used an assault rifle in combat, he is particularly concerned with the semi-automatic assault rifles on sale, such as AR-15s. “I think the assault rifles are killing weapons, they’re not designed for wholesome gun ownership or gun use,” Brown said. Although local voices have made an impact on the 22nd DAA board, they seem to have had little effect on the enthusiasm of gun show attendees — many of whom came to show their support for the event in light of its possible dissolution. Keith Mila, a former San Diego resident who now lives in Menifee, has attended almost every Del Mar Fairgrounds gun show for seven years, and is interested in the older rifles on sale that can’t be found at a typical gun shop. “It’s worth the drive,” Mila said. Mila lamented the show’s suspension, which he attributes to a general fear of guns. “It’s a shame that people are so scared,” he said. Although many came to simply check out the event for what could be its last iteration, others came to purchase ammunition in anticipation of various regulations

Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, is an internist and associate professor of medicine at UCLA Health. Elizabeth Ko, M.D., is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Health.

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THATABABY by Paul Trap

your way or meddle in your affairs. Be honest about the way you feel.

By Eugenia Last FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2018

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don’t forget what’s important at this time of the year. Share what you’ve got and be grateful for what others share with you. Love and romance will enhance your life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t trust new acquaintances to tell you the truth. Listen and observe, but don’t share your Take care of matters that have been personal opinions or information. Strive hanging over your head for way too long. for personal growth and integrity. Honesty and integrity should be your top priorities as you forge into the future and CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Look for make your voice heard. Kindness and opportunities to excel. Consider what you consideration will make a difference. would like to do next year. A change will do you good and should give you more Spend your time and money wisely. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Lis- time to explore creative projects.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Have fun with friends, but don’t let anyone talk you into being excessive or doing things you shouldn’t. You may want to indulge, but CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Look limit your intake and protect your reputaback at a past gaffe and learn from what tion. unfolded if you want to avoid making a VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Problems similar mistake now. Trust your heart and at home or with a loved one will mount if share your feelings. there have been miscommunications or AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Don’t opacity about feelings or plans. Do your wait for someone else to go first or steal best to keep the peace. your idea. Do things for yourself and oth- LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Your inteners, and take credit where credit is due to tions may mislead someone. When it find success and happiness. comes to sharing your feelings or plans, PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t un- you are best off being crystal clear and derestimate someone’s persuasive pow- paying close attention to detail. Words er. Emotional manipulation is apparent. matter. Giving in to temptation will be your down- SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Share fall. A practical outlook will help you avoid something you enjoy with a loved one. a costly mistake. A promise will change your life and bring ten attentively, but don’t believe everything you hear. Take on only what you know you can handle. Falling short will change the way people view you.

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

MONTY by Jim Meddick

ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson


ALLEY OOP byJack & Carole Bender

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you crave you closer to reaching your long-term change, make it happen. Go the extra goals. Don’t let someone from your past mile and refuse to let anyone stand in disrupt your life.


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We are ALL EMPATHS, we are ALL MEDIUMS, we are ALL PSYCHICS, and we are all CHANNELS Gifted medium Marisa Moris knows that now is the time for a new generation to step forward for spiritual leading. Deepen your understanding of the extraordinary gifts you were born with and fine-tune the gifts you already have.

“Do you remember hearing that in 2012, according to the Mayan calendar, the “end of the world” was upon us? Well, according to my guides, really it was just the end of the world as we knew it. In 2008 there was a shift in consciousness that created a shift in energy; human beings began to see life differently. “This is why since 2012 there are so many people seeking knowledge about Spirit, working on the emotional issues they have shoved away for so long. “I am going to take you through the Soul House room by room, each one building upon the next, in order to make you the creator you were always meant to be.”

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Encinitas looks to Costa Mesa for guidance on sober-living regulations By Carey Blakely

ENCINITAS — Encinitas has stayed in a holding pattern with its sober-living ordinance as it waits to see how anti-discrimination lawsuits play out in cities like Costa Mesa that have enforced more stringent requirements. At the Nov. 28 City Council meeting, City Attorney Glenn Sabine recommended that Encinitas continue to monitor the legal landscape but take no further regulatory action for fear of litigation. “When there comes a time when I feel that it’s safe to move forward without significant risk, I’m going to be the first one to tell you about it,” Sabine told the Council. Encinitas, like many other affluent coastal cities in Southern California, has seen a proliferation of sober-living facilities in recent years. Residents sharing neighborhoods with these recovery homes have argued that the largely unregulated and expensive facilities are primarily trying to reap a profit rather than help people. They complain of cars coming and going at all hours, smoking and other nuisances. Others say that type of reaction is typical of snobby, “not in my backyard” attitudes. Alcoholics and drug addicts are considered disabled

I assume it will be coming up one way or another in this next legislative session.” Tasha Boerner Horvath Encinitas councilwoman soon to represent area in State Assembly

under federal and state law and, therefore, cannot be discriminated against. And that protection extends to their housing rights. Sober-living homes with six or fewer occupants fall within single-family zoning requirements, which allows them to co-exist in residential neighborhoods. Encinitas considered enacting a sober-living home ordinance in 2015, which would have included regulations like obtaining a city permit, having a manager on-site at all times, and maintaining a 650-foot buffer from any other sober-living or treatment facility. But those policies were not adopted due to concerns regarding the litigation brought against Costa Mesa for implementing similar measures. Last year the city of Costa Mesa settled a lawsuit filed by Solid Landings that resulted in the immediate

explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop CONTINUED FROM 17 artistic literacy, increase ballads, lively instrumen- confidence and find a love tal tunes and thrilling Irish for learning. dancing and photographic images of the rich historical traditions. Tickets are DEC. 21 $40-$55, online at artcen- WORLD OF BIRDS or at 340 N. EsconArtist Stacie Birky dido Blvd., Escondido, or Green’s exhibit “Fractured by calling (800) 988-4253. Memories” is open through The ticket office is open Jan. 15 at the Encinitas LiTuesdays through Satur- brary Gallery, 540 Cornish days noon to 6 p.m., and Drive, Encinitas. The artSundays noon to 5 p.m. For work consists of reclaimed more information, visit wood, showing extinct and endangered species of irish-christmas-america/ birds. For details, visit



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Join the students as professional actors present scripts written during Playwrights Project’s “Write On!” Playwriting residency from 12:55 to 2:45 p.m. Dec. 19 at Oakcrest Middle School Crest Hall, 675 Balour Drive, Encinitas. Write On! challenges students to observe, react to and interpret their everyday world in imaginative new ways as they create their own plays. Questions? Contact the Playwrights Project office at or (858) 384-2970.

DEC. 20


Running through Jan. 3, the Reflections Art Program present “Heroes Around Me” art at the Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, by students as they

DEC. 22


Drop by for the reception for artist David Ricket, as he opens his exhibit, “Land and Sea,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Enjoy plein air scenes in the style of the Impressionists. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments. For more information, visit davidrickertart. com.

DEC. 23


On display through Jan. 24, see the work of fused-glass artist Crisinda Lyons, with “Whimsy and Sparkle” at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.

closure of 15 sober-living homes and the agreement that 18 more would shutter over a three-year period. Sabine explained to the council, “That’s led a number of people to believe that somehow that’s precedential from a legal standpoint, but it’s not.” Another legal challenge against Costa Mesa now being tried in a U.S. District Court is expected to result in a decision regarding whether the ordinance is unconstitutional or anti-discriminatory, Sabine explained in his agenda report. Sabine further informed the council that Costa Mesa has filed two lawsuits in Superior Court against sober-living operators allegedly lacking city-required permits. He recommended, in general, waiting to see what the various courts as well as state legislators do. Councilwoman Tasha Boerner Horvath, who will now represent the 76th District in the California State Assembly, expressed at the Nov. 28 meeting her prediction that legislation would be introduced. “When I was in Sacramento the week before last, there was already word of some folks who represent districts that are even more impacted than we are on sober living, so I assume it will be coming up one way or another in this next legislative session,” Horvath said.

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“Five by Five x 73,” a clay and tile assemblage by Kay Jaynes will be on display through Jan. 24 at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. For more information, call (760) 943-2260.

DEC. 27


Running through Jan. 24, see the exhibit by Alex Long, “The Art of Raku” pottery. These one-of-akind pieces are perfected in the firing process creating beautiful glazes. Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas.

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