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City Council disagrees on how to agree


Diaz to run for County Supervisor


By Aaron Burgin

SAN MARCOS — The entire San Marcos City Council voiced their opposition to the Trump administration’s plan to expand oil and gas exploration along California’s coastline. But the council split on whether the body should adopt a resolution against it. The City Council voted 3-2 to indefinitely table the resolution, which council members Randy Walton and Maria Nunez brought forth. Mayor Rebecca Jones and council members Jay Petrek and Sharon Jenkins expressed concern that adopting it would lead the City Council down a “slippery slope” of being asked to wade into other issues that might be more partisan and divisive. The trio that voted against the proposal said the City Council should be using its time and resources on issues that directly impact the city. Jones said she personally didn’t support oil drilling and told Brady Bradshaw, a representative of the ocean advocacy group Oceana, that she would personally appear at a news conference to oppose the expansion of oil drilling. But she wouldn’t support the resolution, she said. “I think my responsibility as mayor of the city is to be looking out for the citizens and focusing on things that are directly affecting us here today,” Jones said. The decision came after nearly an hour of equally divided testimony. Some speakers said that they wanted the city to speak for the residents on the issue, which they said did impact San Marcos. “We are not just a bunch of coastal cities, a couple of individuals, we are 39.5 million people and whether you live in Catalina or Blythe, the quality of life is impacted by what you do and the voice you give to things,” resident Tom Iarossi said.

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A POP-UP MUSEUM devoted to love opened on Valentine’s Day in Encinitas, providing sensory and interactive exhibits suitable for the whole family. Above, 9-month-old Nolan Rosete enjoys the view through a heart-shaped balloon. The museum is scheduled to remain open at least until mid-March. Photo by Carey Blakely

ESCONDIDO — Olga Diaz, the longest-serving member of the Escondido City Council, has filed with the California Secretary of State’s office to run as a candidate to represent District 3 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Representing Escondido’s District 3 as both a City Council member and Deputy Mayor throughout her over 10 years maintaining the seat, Diaz OLGA DIAZ will now aim for a new helm which oversees not only Escondido, but Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and a huge area within the city of San Diego. The San Diego County District 3 seat is currently occupied by Kristin Gaspar, the former mayor of Encinitas who has represented the district since her 2016 electoral victory. It was those close to her who helped tip the scales in favor of Diaz’s ultimate decision to run for the District 3 seat, she said. “It was several months of talking to new people and getting feedback from supporters, but also from, you know, close friends and allies,” Diaz said. “And you know, it’s not for the faint of heart to put yourself into any campaign much less one TURN TO DIAZ ON 9

With grant, city to police school smoking; critics alarmed By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — For city councils, passing items on a consent calendar generally denotes the subject at hand evokes little controversy and societal debate. But on Jan. 16, the Escondido City Council voted on one item which, in particular among criminal justice reform advocates, sits at the center of the debate about policing, public schools, and the massive prison population in California and throughout the U.S.

Items on the Consent Calendar are voted on as a single grouping, and in the case of the January 16 meeting, Item #5 received a vote alongside 13 other items. Found on page 25 of the City Council’s more than 200 pages of documents for its meeting that day is a line item titled, “Fiscal Year 2018 California Department of Justice Tobacco Law Enforcement Grant Program and Budget Adjustment,” or a vote by the City Council to accept over $421,000 via the

California Department of Justice under the banner of its Tobacco Grant Program. The money will put a police officer full-time in Escondido schools. “The three-year grant will fund the salary and benefits of a full-time School Resource Officer,” reads the city of Escondido documents. “This officer will conduct educational classes for retailers, provide materials regarding laws and ordinances, and monitor underage tobacco usage at Escon-

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Assemblywoman introduces ‘equal pay for equal play’ bill By Aaron Burgin

REGION — Former Encinitas Councilwoman Tasha Boerner Horvath has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would mandate female athletes receive equal prize money for athletic competitions held on state lands. On Feb. 11, State Assemblywoman Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas) introduced Assembly Bill 467, which would require pay equity for female and male competitors as part of the permit and land lease requirements for contests held on state beaches, parks and other resources, potentially impacting hundreds of events statewide, she said. On Feb. 14, Boerner Horvath, fellow Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), and several pioneers in the field of gender pay equity in athletics — including Carlsbad Councilwoman Cori Schumacher— touted the bill in a news conference held in a restaurant across the street from Cardiff State Beach. “I really feel when we are on California public lands, I feel that our laws and our legislation has to reflect our values, and those values are equity, equality and inclusion,” Boerner Horvath said. Gonzalez, who chairs the state assembly’s select committee on women in the workplace, said that female athletes sometimes slip between the cracks of the discussion on gender pay equity because their workplace isn’t a traditional setting, where such discrimination would not be tolerated in today’s climate. “So often when we are doing that we think of traditional workplaces, and we don’t think outside of those lines,” Gonzalez said. “And so when we are talking

PATTI PANICCIA, law professor and co-founder of the International Professional Surfers’ women’s division, spoke in support of Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath’s “equal pay for equal play” bill during a Feb. 14 press conference in Cardiff. Behind Paniccia are Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez, left, and Boerner Horvath. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram

about the sports industry, those are outside those lines, and ones that are easily dismissed, dismissed by our colleagues, dismissed by the media and by our notions of what equality means. So I think this opens that up to a whole new level of what a workplace is and what serves as equality.” The new bill would memorialize a decision made in 2018 by the California Coastal Commission and State Lands commission to require prize equity as part of their land lease and permit process. A group called the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing successfully lobbied both state agencies to require The Mavericks Challenge, held at Mavericks Beach in Half Moon Bay, to pay female

prize winners the same as their male counterparts. The speakers on Feb. 14 evoked the legacy of Title IX, the landmark federal law that banned sex-based discrimination in school athletic participation, arguing that the bill was a natural extension of that legacy. “With Title IX, women felt empowered and started asking, ‘Hey, can I have one of those college scholarships too?’” said Patti Paniccia, a pioneer in women’s bigwave surfing who co-founded the women’s division of the International Professional Surfers organization, and is now a law professor. “But Title IX only applies to school-funded programs. But with Title IX setting the stage and Billie Jean (King) stepping out on the tennis

court, we were inspired everywhere, we protested, we met with potential corporate sponsors, we engaged contest promoters, we went to the media telling our story.” Female athletes have historically earned a fraction of what their male counterparts earn. In events like big-wave surfing, triathlons and cycling and skateboarding events — often held on public facilities — the discrimination went beyond pay, which was one-tenth of that of males, speakers said. Female surfers were granted opportunities based on their looks and sponsors often objectified the women. “Once in response to a newspaper article in which I desperately asked for sponsorship money the only answer I got was from a com-

pany called Candy Pants, edible underwear,” Paniccia said. “I turned them down. “And I’ll never forget the very first question a reporter asked us on tour, ‘Have you ever surfed naked?’” Boerner Horvath said that she believed this bill would expand opportunities for female athletes because they would be assigned equal value to their male counterparts. “I think that what we are going to see is more women being involved in athletics, because ... how much money we assign something that’s what gives the value to it,” she said. “When two athletes are paid the same amount, and are valued the same amount, then the sponsorships will come. When

they are paid with the disparity that was spoken about today, then that reinforces that those sponsorships aren’t as valuable.” When asked if they expected opposition to the bill, Boerner Horvath and Gonzalez said they didn’t expect a public push back, but “behind the scenes,” maneuvering and questioning of the bill. “We see this often when there’s something that has broad public support, because quite frankly, people are afraid to piss off a bunch of women and they should be, because the reality is that corporations and sports conglomerates don’t want to upset a whole host of women who are consumers and are participants,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said there might be questions as to whether this bill would serve as a springboard into broader discussions about pay in other athletic fields. “And Tasha and I would say absolutely,” she said. “We are starting with state lands because it makes the most sense, we want to start the conversation because, quite frankly, we would not put up (pay discrimination by gender) in any other field. We would be outraged, and I don’t know why we should accept it for any sport in this state.” Schumacher, a threetime world champion surfer who championed gender equity in pay and sponsorships in the World Surfing League, echoed the sentiments of her colleagues. “I am so deeply grateful to Assemblywomen Boerner Horvath and Gonzalez for believing in this bill, for believing that our stories matter, that gender equity in sports is a worthy cause with far-reaching social impacts,” Schumacher said.

16 people rescued after SeaWorld ride malfunctions REGION — Sixteen people were back on solid ground after they were trapped for hours when a gondola ride at SeaWorld malfunctioned Feb. 18 due to a large wind gust. Rescue crews were called in around 7:20 p.m. Monday after the Bayside Skyride malfunctioned and the first person was rescued at about 8:50 p.m., the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported. By about 10 p.m., four adults and four minors were rescued from the ride high above the park, with eight left to rescue, fire officials said. The last of the riders were removed from the ride about 11 p.m. Firefighters lowered the victims in harnesses to San Diego Lifeguard boats in Mission Bay, then the riders were transported to a nearby dock, fire officials said. “Something like this,

we want to be slow and methodical,” SDFD Battalion Chief Robert Logan said at a news conference. “The room for error is very slim because there is such a high drop and there is water below.” The park was hit by an “unusual gust of significant wind” about 6:30 p.m. Monday, SeaWorld officials said in a statement. Park officials were in contact with the trapped guests by intercom and blankets were on board each of the gondolas on the Bayside Skyride. Reports from the scene indicated five gondolas were involved and that the trapped riders included an infant and a partially paralyzed person. SeaWorld officials said the ride will be thoroughly inspected before it can be operated again. — City News Service

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DeMaio chides state party at meeting of Escondido Republicans By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — Carl DeMaio did not mince words in critiquing the California Republican Party’s lack of engagement in San Diego County during the 2018 election cycle. The former Republican Party San Diego city councilman represented District 5 from 2008- to 2012 and now runs the organization Reform California. Speaking in front of The Escondido Republican Club during its monthly lunch meeting at Cocina del Charro in Escondido, DeMaio said the party as it exists today does not have a message or policy platform which resonates with California voters, particularly young people. And he also slammed the GOP for what he described as lack of providing strategic funding and campaign help for close races during the 2018 election cycle within San Diego County. By prodding the Republicans, DeMaio juxtaposed the state GOP with the Democrats, who he lauded

for getting its base involved in day- I've said, you need to set up your own Super-PAC called Save Calito-day civic affairs. “You've got to hustle. You've fornia and you need to only donate got to take the battle into the to that Super-PAC. So then, not a streets,” DeMaio said. “And we dime of that money goes anywhere but California because see the Democrats doing without those resources, this. My hat is off to what we don't have voter registhey’re doing because tration. And without voter they’re actually doing registration, we're not gowhat they should be doing ing to have that ability to as a political party ... Point go communicate and the is, they are organizing … turnout to vote on Elecand so, we need to learn.” tion Day.” Further, DeMaio DeMaio said that he slammed the state Repubbelieves that one key avlican Party for what he enue for the state Repubdescribed as poor spendlican Party is to make ining habits in California Carl DeMaio during the 2018 election. He also roads on college campuses, which said he has begun working on a he says have energetic students ready to interact with the political solution to that problem. “The Republican Party raised system in a rebellious manner. “(T)hese kids want to be reba lot of money, but a lot of that money went back east and it did els,” said DeMaio in pointing to not come back to California,” ex- focus groups results he has seen. plained DeMaio. “And so one of the “What’s more rebellious than bethings I'm involved in is, I contact- ing a conservative on a college ed large donors in California and campus? I want them to know, what

San Diego Tech Hub filling gaps in local tech community By Steve Puterski

REGION — San Diego’s tech sector is booming as more and more talent and businesses set up in the county. But for Claude Jones, the community was lacking in connecting talent, business, organizations and other like-minded individuals. So, last month he launched the San Diego Tech Hub, while recruiting 11 others to form the leadership team. Jones, along with Michael Roberts Jr., Yashar Ahmadpour, Nick Parisi and Connie Quach said the hub drive connectivity and collaboration through its five pillars — community, education, inclusion, innovation and talent. Since launching, more than 300 people from throughout the county have joined the hub, including high students, to take advantage of the all-volunteer network of tech professionals. “We had a grand opening event at Walmart Labs and the whole purpose of the event was to showcase to my executive leadership team that San Diego was a place for tech talent,” said Jones, the senior director of engineering. “I started asking questions and they started listing these pain points. Organizations, companies and even individuals are working in silos.” He said another goal is to showcase the talent in San Diego.

The hub has focused efforts on group gatherings once a month and leveraging its website and social media platforms to drive interested parties to its Slack channel to connect. Quach, who co-founded Codati, said another challenge the leadership team identified early was the region’s demographics, which is made up of transplants. As such, those individuals lack the resources to connect with others, so the San Diego Tech Hub fills the gap. Breaking down the silos and biased opinions, Jones said, is another challenge for the group. Additionally, the group is challenging the status quo, such as the idea that potential employees must have graduated from a traditional four-year university. “San Diego, because of its geographic location, has a bit of a challenge,” said Ahmadpour, who works for Analytics Ventures. “San Diego Tech Hub is here to fill that challenge. How do we give people the opportunity to connect?” Another positive for the tech hub, he said, is the human connection through events and meeting a variety of people. Jones said another goal is to redefine what a tech hub means for San Diego. Cloning such efforts from San Francisco or Austin, Texas, he said, is not a priority.

ifornia Water Agencies for her efforts to keep the county's water supply stable and healthy. Stapleton tipped her hat to the agency's Board of Directors and the agency's “unwavering support of the San Diego region's civic leaders” in her announcement. Stapleton presided over the Water Authority's Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement. The

yet, but if they do come out against the water tax, it's dead. If we get three out of the four state senators that we’re targeting flipped, he’ll stop it because they need a twothirds vote.” Housing and its high cost, too, is something DeMaio believes Republicans can champion as a cause in California. Normally thought of as a liberal project, DeMaio sees it as something Republicans can use as a means of pointing to a failure to act and produce results by Democrats in the state. “That is what I want all of us to hang our hat on. The cost of living crisis has hit California,” he said. “The Democratic supermajority has created it ... We've got to make cost of living a rallying cry in 2020. It is something that will allow us to win Democrat voters and independent voters.” DeMaio will speak next in San Marcos at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 4 at the St. Mark Country Club.

Vista OKs funds to finish skate parks By Steve Puterski

VISTA — Nearly four years to the day, the Vista City Council approved its final financial allocation to complete a pair of skate parks. The council approved $103,624 for remaining claims related to the two parks along N. Santa Fe Avenue during its Feb. 12 meeting. Grindline, a Seattle-based skate park design and construction company, came up with the designs for the two parks based in part on input from the community and local skaters. The parks opened in September 2017 and have been a huge success, according to Recreation and Community Services Director Therron Dieckmann. Meanwhile, Marty Martinez of The Paint Food 760, a local nonprofit focused on creating community through arts and music, said he supports the skate parks, adding his organization would like to piggyback near those two sites as a way to create a positive “activation of space.” Martinez said it is an opportunity to work with the city and neighboring businesses and entities to join forces to develop positive avenues for the city’s youths. Jack Flaherty, president of the Skate Park Coalition, was a big part of keeping the item in front of the City Council, according to 2016 report in The Coast News. After the city’s old

Water Authority GM to retire after nearly 25 years REGION — San Diego County Water Authority General Manager Maureen Stapleton announced her intent to retire Feb. 20 after nearly 25 years at the agency's helm. Stapleton was appointed general manager in December 1995. Since then, she has received awards from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego Press Club and the Association of Cal-

does the left say? ‘We’re part of the resistance!’ Oh please, you’re part of the establishment. You control everything in the state. You’re not part of the resistance.” Rather than relying only on electoral politics, DeMaio said he believes that issue-focused ballot initiatives could serve as a way to engage with prospective voters and reinvigorate a party which has largely become an afterthought in state politics. For his part, DeMaio has chosen to attempt to fend off the tax on drinking water in Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget. “They made a mistake with the water tax. Gavin Newsom put it in his budget, he tipped his hand,” said DeMaio. “And so right now we have ongoing ads on Facebook and we've got all these digital ads running for 12 targeted legislators throughout the State of California. We call them water tax weaklings. These 12 Democrat legislators have not come out against the water tax

2003 agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District has secured roughly two million acre-feet of water, the amount it takes to cover one acre of land with one foot of water. Over the life of the deal, which spans up to 75 years according to the Water Authority, San Diego County could receive roughly 21.4 million acrefeet of water. — City News Service

skate park was torn down to accommodate the construction of the new Civic Center, Flaherty made a promise to the kids that skated there every day that he would find a solution. The idea was to build one large skate park, but after having a tough time finding an ideal location for the park, the city suggested two smaller ones. The two parks feature a bowl on the site at 400 N. Santa Fe Ave., and a street

course just a block up at 510 N. Santa Fe Ave., which is connected by a transformed alleyway with a skateable surface and smaller obstacles for skaters to use. The parks cost about $900,000 each, with the city putting up the $2 million to complete the projects. Each site was already owned by the city, which was one of the biggest factors for selecting them. “This is a great example of how the city is working

together, collaborating with residents and community groups to create a more active and better community for everyone,” Mayor Judy Ritter said in 2016. As for Flaherty, the longtime Vista resident and skateboarder said the skate culture in Vista is strong. “Modern street skating was basically born in Vista,” he said in 2016. “This is basically the Dog Town of the ‘80s … there’s a really strong skate history in Vista.”

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Brown’s legacy projects won’t happen as planned


Community Choice Energy: It’s time By James Wang

Most of us in San Diego County have only one choice about where to get electricity: SDG&E. But soon we may have a better option: Community Choice Energy or CCE. There are nineteen CCE programs in California. Eight cities in our county are considering it. Solana Beach already has CCE. And the Chair of our Board of Supervisors, Diane Jacob, may propose it for the county. Why is CCE (aka Community Choice Aggregation or CCA) so popular? Traditional utilities provide electricity in an imperialistic, my-way-or-the-highway manner. After all, they are beholden to their shareholders, not to their customers. In contrast, CCEs are non-profit agencies whose goals are embodied in its name: they serve communities by giving them choices about their energy. CCEs make decisions publicly and transparently, much like city councils. And like city councils, community input is encouraged (does your utility invite you to their meetings?). CCEs welcome their members to help them decide about: • Energy Choices: Do we

want the cheapest electricity? The cleanest? A mixture? • Finances: How should we set our prices? Is our operating budget sufficient? How do we minimize risk? • Community Re-investment: Should we provide rebates for electric vehicles? Subsidize solar for low-income residents? Lower our rates? Every California CCE offers its customers options for cleaner electricity than its local utility. With no shareholders to pay, they can offer competitive rates too. For example, a 2019 North County study found that a CCE can match SDG&E's electricity mix 2% cheaper. Or it could provide 100% clean electricity at the price SDG&E charges for its 57% "dirty" electricity. Clean energy is important because many cities include 100% renewable electricity as an essential component of their Climate Action Plans. For instance, Encinitas has a goal of 100% clean energy by 2030; it comprises 67% of its carbon reduction by that year. Since SDG&E may not meet these civic goals, cities must be proactive. CCE is the single quickest and simplest step a jurisdiction can take to significantly lower its carbon footprint.

CCE finances are completely isolated from city finances and they must be financially prudent. They typically take a few years to repay their startup costs and to build a safe operating reserve. After that, they return excess revenue (what utilities call profit) to their community. With returned revenue, California CCEs have supported local projects such as solar installations and home energy-efficiency improvements. No matter what, CCE revenue stays within the community rather than being dispatched to shareholders. Combined with customer savings, retained revenue boosts the local economy and creates neighborhood jobs. The North County study predicts that a CCE will increase local GDP by over $13M annually. If CCE comes to your community, it is by no means mandatory. If you don't like lower cost, more choices, cleaner energy, helping your community, or saving the planet, you can stay with your utility. But if you do like CCE, let your city and county officials know: tell them to make it happen! James Wang is an Encinitas resident

A state water tax ... really? By Marie Waldron

California lawmakers recognized water as a basic human right in 2012. Since then, voters have approved over $10 billion in bonds to fund statewide water projects, yet for some Californians, clean and safe drinking water is still unavailable. Why is this? And why are we being asked to pay a tax every time we turn on the faucet? According to a recent study, 360,000 people living in mostly rural and agricultural regions of the state are served by water systems that provide unsafe drinking water, and around 6 million have water providers that have violated state standards in recent years. Unfor-

tunately, many small water districts have been unable to provide the clean water that many take for granted. To provide the funding necessary to clean up unsafe and contaminated water systems, a water tax is again under consideration by the new governor. When the idea was first proposed last year it met with a lot of opposition, including the Association of California Water Agencies which represents over 400 water districts throughout the state. Though the idea died last session, it has now been revived. Fortunately, there is a bi-partisan alternative. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 3 (ACA 3) pays for clean water in the reg-

ular budget, providing a stable source of funding for projects to improve California’s water supply, quality and delivery systems — all without a new water tax. Access to clean, safe water is a fundamental human right, a fact that should be reflected in our budget priorities. Passage of ACA 3 will make water project funding a budget priority and an integral part of the state’s regular budgeting process. With a budget surplus estimated at $21 billion, there is simply no need to tax our water. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature.

he further fourterm Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown gets from the state Capitol’s “horseshoe” office suite, the less anyone in power seems to care about completing either of his two “legacy” projects. For one, the fate of the high-speed rail “bullet train” project authorized under a 2008 ballot proposition just became more clear. New Gov. Gavin Newsom has decided the state should keep and use bridges and viaducts already built in the Central Valley. But not as part of a Los Angeles-to-San Francisco bullet train. Rather, he sees a high-speed rail project of a different scope, confined to running between Bakersfield and Merced. Not exactly the same vision Californians voted for, as they figured on eventually whisking from one metropolis to the other in about two hours. “Let’s be real,” Newsom said in his first state of the state speech. “The project as currently planned would cost too much and take too long.” So he’ll shorten it, while not wasting work that’s already done. The shortened highspeed route, he predicted, will “unlock the enormous potential of the Central Valley.” Newsom, who predicted last year that the bullet train could help solve housing affordability problems by linking the Central Valley and its lower-priced homes to high-priced, high-salary areas of both the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas, has concluded that won’t happen. Newsom never made any such hopeful prediction about Brown’s other big plan, the so-called

california focus thomas d. elias “Twin Tunnels” water project to bring more reliability to supplies of Northern California river water flowing toward urban Southern California and farms in the San Joaquin Valley. The Twin Tunnels, planned to run beneath the Delta of the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers to the point near Tracy where giant pumps now send millions of gallons southward, now won’t happen as designed. Instead, Newsom indicated he’ll try for a single tunnel because, as he put it, “The status quo is not an option. We need to protect our water supply from earthquakes and rising sea levels, preserve Delta fisheries and meet the needs of cities and farms.” The two-tunnel notion earlier suffered a huge setback midway between Newsom’s election and his inauguration, when the state Department of Water Resources withdrew certification of the plan. This essentially sent the tunnels back to the drawing board just as Brown left office. Newsom had little to say about the tunnels plan during his campaign and remained noncommittal when Brown, Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Bakersfield Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House GOP leader, agreed in late 2018 to try to extend a federal law aiming to deliver more Northern California water south over environmental objections.

They backed an extension beyond 2021 of key provisions in the 2016 federal Water Infrastructure for Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act via a year-end federal spending bill. This will make almost $1 billion in federal funds available for new California water storage, both surface and below ground, and lets the federal Central Valley Project provide some water to the state project to increase southward water deliveries. The one-tunnel approach will be cheaper than two and provide most of the same benefits, Newsom seemed to say. Whether or not that’s correct, statements by lawyers for outfits like the Natural Resources Defense Council make it seem certain that the WIIN funding won’t come for years while legal infighting persists in both federal and state courts. Newsom sees the single tunnel as a way to improve drinking water quality in much of the Central Valley, while also stabilizing water supplies and fishing, goals not nearly as ambitious as Brown had for the plan. But unlike Brown, whose father Gov. Pat Brown pushed through the state Water Project in the 1960s, Newsom has no family legacy at stake here. This might make it easier for him to take a cool, clearheaded look at Brown’s ambitious plans. Which means that no matter how unhappy it might make Brown in his Colusa County retirement, neither of his largest plans will proceed in anything like the form he envisioned. Email Thomas Elias at

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VUSD receives large donation of instruments Vista continuation

school to remain open

By Steve Puterski

VISTA — A generous donation has resurrected music and the potential of more programs and classes in the Vista Unified School District. Last week, North Coast Church delivered between 500 and 600 instruments and amplifiers to Rancho Buena Vista High School. The instruments donated include 219 guitars, 109 ukuleles, 84 violins and about 30 amps, to name a few. Rancho Buena Vista Director of Bands Erik Weirather said it was a shock to receive four U-Hauls filled with instruments, which will be spread throughout the district. According to Lisa Contreras, the district’s director of communications, another truckload was expected this week. Also in the haul are Les Paul and Gibson guitars, and a total of seven “high-end guitars,” Contreras said, which the district may auction off to raise additional funds for its music programs. Les Paul and Gibson are widely considered the gold standard for guitars. “It was absolutely a surprise,” Weirather said of the gifts. “When we saw the amount of instruments, it was unreal. I couldn’t believe it was that many.” Weirather said the remaining instruments will be cleaned and assessed be-

By Steve Horn

VISTA UNIFIED School District Superintendent Dr. Linda Kimble, back right, along with staff and students, poses with many of the 500 instruments donated last week by North Coast Church. The haul included 219 guitars and 84 violins. Courtesy photo

fore being put into use. The influx of instruments comes at a critical time, where Vista Unified students have fewer music options and don’t begin learning about music until sixth grade. Additionally, those donated instruments will be critical for students who cannot afford to purchase or rent their own, Weirather said. In the past, he said he would have to reach out to alumni and community groups to support those students in need.

“Now there are instruments we will have to check out to those students in need,” Weirather said. “All of the schools have been in need of some new and used instruments.” One goal for Superintendent Dr. Linda Kimble is to expand music offerings throughout the district. Weirather said there is talk of incorporating some curriculum in elementary schools. He said it is critical to provide music education

and curriculum in schools. Weirather, who has been at Rancho Buena Vista for 19 years, said the introduction of music at early ages increases cognitive abilities and self-esteem in addition to leading to higher test scores. “It’s absolutely essential for young kids’ minds,” he said. “It also gives them a feeling of self-worth, something positive as a lot of kids need that in their lives. Music is a very, very powerful tool.”

VISTA — After floating the idea of a closure of Alta Vista Continuation School as a budgetary measure, a proposal first reported on by The Coast News, Vista Unified School District Superintendent Lisa Kimble has taken the plan off of the docket. The decision came after weeks of advocacy and protest against the proposal by the group Save Alta Vista High School, a loose coalition of Vista Unified parents and other stakeholders who have stated concerns about the closure proposal potentially leaving vulnerable students behind. Continuation schools serve students who, for a variety of reasons, take time off of school and come back to continue their studies while still legally children. In reaction to the news, the Save Alta Vista High School coalition exercised cautious optimism. “The Board has taken Alta Vista off of the cut list temporarily,” the group wrote on Facebook. “The school is safe from any concrete decisions until March 5, when Alta Vista will be ruled upon again (by the Vista Unified School District Board of Education). We have made progress but it’s far from over yet.” But Lisa Contreras, director of communications for the Vista Unified School

District, said that the decision is final and will not come before the Board of Education at the March meeting. “(Superintendent Kimble) has a goal of reducing costs by almost $15 million dollars annually,” explained Contreras. “(At the Feb. 7 board meeting), they reviewed a list of about 40 possible reductions. The board decided to remove the closure of Alta and the merger of the students to the Major General Murray campus from the list of reductions.” Due to what she describes as a lack of an open and clear line of communication between the superintendent’s office and parents, Vista parent Shiloh Strawbridge said she is “wary” about the announcement. The discussion at the Feb. 7 board meeting made it “seem like it will come up again after other cuts are discussed,” Strawbridge said. “So I asked a board member, a few hours after the board meeting, explicitly, ‘When you guys took it off the budget cut list does that mean that the school is saved?’ and that board member replied, ‘No. Just removed from cuts.’ So, I’m not sure how, with no further communication from the board, this is so settled.” TURN TO SCHOOL ON 6









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On Feb. 8, though, Kimble sent a letter out to the school district’s email list stating in plain terms that the school will remain open. Yet, in place of shuttering Alta Vista, a school which opened in 1978, Kimble has proposed many other budget cuts, one proposal of which still would impact the school. The cuts have received priority levels of 1-3, with the first level of priority categorized as “No impact to students,” according to an explanation provided to The Coast News by Contreras. The budget calls for $210,000 in cuts involving intervention teachers situated at Alta Vista and Murray. Contreras said that “The proposed reduction at both campuses is to right size the staffing to the amount of students at the schools,” while also noting that some of the cuts involve money-saving mechanisms such as reducing 12-month salaried positions to only 10-month ones and altering funding streams themselves so that funding will come from a different budgetary area. But Strawbridge decried the lack of robust discussion about each proposed cut unfolding within the school board, saying she does not believe the cuts will not end up impacting students. She and other Vista Unified parents have sent a letter to the Board of Education calling for the budget to receive a third party audit. “There are huge decisions being made as if they are simple items on a spreadsheet,” Strawbridge said. “The lack of oversight, and lack of analysis, when these decisions are being made, is staggering. The superintendent is the primary conduit of information to the board, and that information is very limited and controlled; many of us are concerned that she is using the budget to pressure the board into decisions that have no other analysis, such as eliminating entire programs, entire departments — entire schools — with no individual analysis of the implications/consequences of those decisions.”

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A SITE RENDERING reveals the full scope of One Paseo, the 1.18 million-square-foot, mixed-use project nearing completion in Carmel Valley. According to the developer, the office, retail and residential portions of the project are “meant to almost be seamless and blend together.” Courtesy of Kilroy Realty Corp.

One Paseo retail space aiming to open next month By Lexy Brodt

CARMEL VALLEY — After over two years of construction, the once controversial One Paseo is just a month from opening its doors. Located at the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, the development’s retail space will be the first segment of the 1.18 million-square-foot project to open on March 1. Residential units will follow suit in the summer of 2019, and office spaces in 2020. The project is helmed by developer Kilroy Realty Corp. In a tour of the emerging “urban village,” the project’s Vice President of Retail Nate Smith revealed the development’s black and white color scheme and “country mart” vibe. He compared the aesthetic to something straight out of Malibu or Brentwood, “country meets the coast” with a “brand explosion inside.” There will be 44 retail tenants — four of which are yet to be determined. Of the announced retailers that will occupy the 96,000-square-foot retail area, the offerings are diverse: exercise options such as Soul Cycle, sweet tooth go-to’s like Shake Shack, as well as a variety of clothing options. Culinary and beverage choices run the gamut from the quick bite to the celebrity-infused. Curious, Instagram-savvy foodies can hit International Smoke, a restaurant collaboration between celebrity cook Ayesha Curry and renowned chef Michael Mina. For your typical beer lover, the co-founder of San Diego’s own Saint Archer Brewing Company will open up another location of his separate company, Harland Brewing Co., at the western portion of the retail site. Smith called the layout a “true curation,” selling One Paseo’s new tenants

as the next generation of retailers, clicks-to-bricks “media darlings” with a strong online presence. He boasted that the site’s retailers may bring in a combined 250,000-person following on Instagram. Smith said the offerings include a “good mix” of both well-known national

same, but the experience is “significantly different.” He mentioned the smaller size of the project inhibits any talk of a large grocer or theater — the latter of which was actually part of the project’s original design. “I would say this is a little more experiential, and a

tree trunk rests on its side in the center of the project, renovated by a Bay Area woodworker and intended as both an art piece and a “play element” for the destination’s younger visitors. The project’s team is planning to host a variety of outdoor events, including farmers markets and musi-

its fair share of obstacles, surviving disgruntled citizen groups, a few potential lawsuits, and a referendum campaign. After significantly scaling down the project — twice — One Paseo finally got a green light from the San Diego City Council in June of 2016. Its original plan called

ONE PASEO’S retail component is set to open March 1. The long-disputed project will bring a variety of retailers and restaurateurs to the Carmel Valley area, such as Blackbook Bikini, Mizukiyama Sushi and International Smoke. Photo by Lexy Brodt

brands and local companies, such as Blackbook Bikini out of Encinitas and Parakeet Café out of La Jolla. A few of the site’s offerings are split into “collections,” clusters of shops offering women’s services (Drybar, Color Counter) or health food options (Joe & the Juice, Tender Greens). When asked how the site’s retail options would offer something new from what already exists across the street at the Del Mar Highlands, Smith responded that the client base is the

bit more elevated food and beverage experience,” he said. The retail area is accompanied by a three-story parking structure with 570 spaces. The site will also offer valet parking and a shuttle connecting One Paseo to five different stops, including one at the Solana Beach transit center. The retail section relies heavily on large outdoor spaces — with several sizeable patios hugging the area’s soon-to-be restaurants. A large eucalyptus

cal performances. Nelson Ackerly, senior vice president with Kilroy, said he thinks the project will turn out to be something the community “is absolutely going to love,” he said. “(Carmel Valley) just doesn’t seem to have that place where you can park your car and hang out for long periods of time,” Ackerly said. “It seems like the one missing piece to make this a world-class community.” The project has seen

for a 1.8 million-grosssquare-foot, mixed-use development on the formerly vacant 23.6-acre lot. It has since been scaled down to 1.18 million square feet. The planned building height previously reached as high as 10 stories — it is now scaled down to a maximum of six stories, with 30-foot minimum setbacks from neighboring streets. The project will have 608 residential units, 61 of which will be affordable. They range in size from studios to three-bedrooms.

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“The increased presence of school resource officers in schools only exacerbates the phenomenon since they are often placed in predominantly poor schools where low-income white students and students of color enroll,” Dyson said. “The officers are often improperly or inadequately trained as they often do not de-escalate conflict or work cooperatively with youth who are just young people struggling to fit in, contend with peer pressure and find their identity at an impressionable age. Instead what we often see are officers who are trained to see students as criminals, and consequently to treat them as such.” The California program’s existence emanates from Proposition 56, or the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act, voted on and passed during the 2016 election. The law created a $2 increase for the sales tax generated via selling cigarettes and e-cigarettes in the state. That money, in turn, has begun to finance anti-tobacco educational efforts, as well as tobacco-related healthcare programs and research efforts throughout California. And up to $48 million dollars from the Proposition 56 grant money pool “annually shall be used

for the purpose of funding law enforcement efforts to reduce illegal sales of tobacco products, particularly illegal sales to minors,” the law reads. Of that, up to $30 million goes “to local law enforcement agencies to support and hire frontline law enforcement peace officers for programs, including, but not limited to, enforcement of state and local laws related to the illegal sales and marketing of tobacco to minors, and increasing investigative activities and compliance checks to reduce illegal sales of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors and youth,” the bill further details. Escondido, alongside Carlsbad and San Marcos, all received grants from this pot of money for the 2018-2019 grant cycle. "The Escondido Police Department will implement its Strategic Tobacco Operations Partnership (STOP) program,” reads a California Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program awards summary document for the 2018-2019 grant cycle. “The program will hire a new school resource officer, conduct enforcement operations, provide education to students, educate store owners by providing trainings and educational materials and conduct education classes on school campuses." Dyson further explained that he believes bringing more police into

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n terms of off-season’s splashes, put the Padres’ effort down as a cannonball. The Padres shocked baseball by landing Manny Machado this week and is it all true? How did a franchise which once squeezed nickels find the gumption to write a 10-year, $300 million contract for one player? What’s clear is these are no longer your father’s Padres. The gutty little squad living in the shadow of the Dodgers has flipped. No longer content with one flop after another — the Padres haven’t had a winning season in eight straight years — San Diego moved into the highrent district with Machado. Machado is pricey and there’s a reason or two. At 26, he’s entering his prime and that’s after notching at least 33 homes in his last four years. Considering the Padres delivered a $144 deal to Eric Hosmer before the 2018 season, San Diego’s expenditure of $444 in consecutive offseason is more than they had spent in the previous 25 combined. What makes Machado’s pact an eye opener is it skews what has long been

a school context, even under the anti-tobacco public health framework, can lead to creation of what the scholarly community has conceptualized as the “school to prison pipeline.” “This is a public health issue, not a criminal issue,” said Dyson. “The Department of Health, rather than the Department of Justice through school resource officers, should be intervening in ways that help youth to avoid smoking … Increased detentions, searches, ICE referrals, suspensions and expulsions are likely to result rather than stopping smoking and tobacco use.” Dyson pointed to the Centers for Disease Control successful advertising campaign as an alternative to policing as a means of facilitating a societal anti-tobacco public health agenda. He said he believes California could follow suit, if it so desired. Another organization pushing for an alternative model in San Diego, MidCity CAN (Community Advocacy Network), successfully pushed for schools with in-school police officers to move away from a criminalization model and towards a restorative justice model. That years-long push led the San Diego Unified School District to sign onto a School Climate Bill of Rights in 2017. “Our belief is that traditional policing methods

MANNY MACHADO reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract to help the Padres challenge his former team, the Dodgers. Photo via Twitter

the Padres’ plan of being patient until say, 2020 or 2021, when their talented youngsters had earned their stripes and were ready to compete. But that slow walk to relevancy became a sprint. Clubs don’t dish out dough to the degree the Padres did to Machado and not expect accelerated results. Which could mean the Padres aren’t done retooling a roster which lost 97 games last year. That’s because the flashing light of danger with a rotation long on potential and short on experience isn’t a mirage. If the Padres are going to make a run at the Dodgers and try to prevent them from winning their seventh straight NL West title, there’s still work to be done. But what’s just started is a Padres buzz which was

hard to ignore when word trickled out that Machado spurred the Chicago White Sox and signed the richest free-agent pact in baseball history. Dealing is what Padres general manager A.J. Preller will keep doing until the opening day bell rings on March 28 and likely after that. Preller, an Encinitas resident, will likely scour an impressive list of available pitchers in what’s been — save the Machado transaction — a tepid free-agent market. Preller could also shed some of the youngsters that made the Padres’ farm system the envy of nearly everyone else. Those prized kids can bring back a haul and after backing up the U-Haul to Machado’s vault, it’s no time to get timid now. Machado arrives right

have done more harm than good when seeking to address juvenile offenses, and that initial exposure to the justice system is what places youth on the school to prison pipeline,” explained Tareq Haidari, who works on the program for Mid-City CAN. “My hope is that the money is used to educate youth on the dangers of smoking, and not so much on taking harsh punitive measure to punish youth for possibly vaping or smoking on campus. The (Proposition 57) grants should be used for education and training, and not on over policing youth on campuses.”

Escondido City Councilwoman Consuelo Martinez, who also works at MidCity CAN, denied comment for this story, saying she had yet to review documentation about the Proposition 57 funding stream. To date, the Proposition 57 police funding mechanism has received little public backlash statewide. But in at least one other

Contact Jay Paris at Follow him @jparis_sports. California city, Piedmont, it has come under debate by concerned parents, leading to discussion about it at a recent City Council meeting. Residents there have launched a petition, spearheaded by the group Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, calling for the prohibition of a school resource officer within the city’s schools.



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letter winner at San MarA former San Marcos cos High School, Orozco prep softball star continues finished her high-school to impress teammates and career with a .378 batting coaches at the college level. average, 129 RBIs and Lexi Orozco, 19, of San scored 99 runs. Last year, Orozco helped the Marcos, helped Knights win their the Utah State final 20 games to Aggies to big wins become national over San Diego champions and and Illinois State Cal-Hi Sports’ softto finish with a reball Team of the cord of 2-3 at last Year after defeatweek’s Littlewood ing softball powerClassic softball houses Cathedral tournament at FarCatholic and Norco. rington Stadium in Aggies head Tempe, Ariz. coach Steve JohnFor the week, Lexi Orozco son, who recruited Orozco went 7-of16 at the plate, including Orozco since her freshman a double and three home season at San Marcos, said runs. The freshman short- she was more aggressive at stop also tallied nine RBIs the plate and really settled and scored five runs in the into her role as a power tournament and was per- hitter during the four-day fect on defense with 10 as- tournament. “She kind of figured sists and three putouts. The competition at some stuff out this weekLittlewood featured some end,” Johnson said. “She’s of the best softball teams going to be a big-time playin the country, including er, no doubt about it.” Orozco is one of seven No. 4 Florida (13-1), who lost to top-ranked UCLA in freshman to join the Aglast year’s Women’s College gies lineup this season but World Series final champi- said despite the occasional onship series. nerves, her teammates have “I really enjoyed the made her feel comfortable. classic,” Orozco said. “The “The older girls have tournament had a good bal- done a really good job helpance of teams. It was great ing the freshmen get in the to compete against teams groove of playing college that always compete for a ball and helped us glue toWorld Series title and to see gether as a team,” Orozco how those teams play.” said. “I couldn’t have had a A four-year varsity better experience.”

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when prized rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. is nearly ready to debut, which should take care of the left side of the infield. The right side will lean toward veterans in Ian Kinsler and Hosmer. It’s a formidable collection of players and when was the last time a Padres fan was overheard saying that? Machado talks, too, and he told everyone within earshot he’s no “Johnny Hustle.” That was in response for Machado’s propensity to not run hard on routine grounders, even in the postseason. He also spoke volumes with antics that didn’t endear him to his competitors. Machado was fined $10,000 by Major League Baseball when it decided he tried to injure Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar. His Milwaukee teammate, National League MVP Christian Yelich, said Machado was a “dirty” player. Will Machado change his mojo after snagging a $300 million guarantee? Not likely and the Padres were aware of any possible package before dropping that load of lettuce on the fourtime All-Star. What’s food for thought is “Manny World” landing in San Diego as America’s finest city now has North America’s most expensive free agent.


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Pop-up museum in North County puts love on display By Carey Blakely

ENCINITAS — What’s love got to do with it? Everything, if you’re visiting the first-ever pop-up museum to hit North County. The Museum of What “Love Tour” launched on Valentine’s Day, a fitting starting point for an experience that’s all about the contemplation of — and interaction with — love. From love locks in faux Paris, scented cherry blossoms beckoning participants to a picnic, a kissing booth and more, guests have opportunities to get creative and take lots of InAT THE LOVE LETTERS wall, notes can be written or read. Mu- stagram-worthy photos. seum organizers said more than 3,000 people visited during But it’s not just romanthe opening weekend. Photo by Carey Blakely tic love on display at the

16,000-square-foot space at 220 North El Camino Real in Encinitas. The pop-up’s 21 sensory exhibits provide entertainment appropriate for the whole family, including fake flamingos that can go for a walk and the Love Nest with its pit of pink balls perfect for plunging into. The museum’s founders, married couple Ann Delaney and Kyle Hill, tapped their experiences as wedding and event planners for inspiration in creating the museum. Delaney and Hill are La Costa residents with two young children who wanted the exhibits to be interactive, sensory and

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family-friendly. In launching the popup, Delaney said she was motivated by the idea that “people don’t want tangible things as much as they want experiences,” she said. She’s been pleasantly surprised by guests’ interactions with the exhibits, noting how some attendees have re-enacted scenes from “Bird Box,” the Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix that’s received much buzz. “As they say, art is in the eye of the beholder,” Delaney remarked about the role-playing. She and Hill sketched everything out with pen and paper as they envisioned how to incorporate features from weddings, like a wish tree, and design other exhibits that would evoke love, happiness, kindness and gratitude. In addition to their own handiwork, they hired a muralist to paint the sets and an artist to build a sand castle. The sand castle got toppled over, however, demonstrating the pitfalls of an interactive museum. All was certainly not lost, though. As Delaney pointed out, guests can still play in the sand at the beach of sorts and build their own castles together. On Presidents’ Day, Billy Gonzalez and Clair Zimmermann posed in the Paris exhibit, with its paper lanterns and Eiffel Tower. When asked if they were on a date, Gonzalez said with a smile, “We’re always on a date.” The Rancho Bernardo couple have been together for three years and found out about the pop-up on social media. As for the

meaning of love, Zimmermann told The Coast News, “It’s the bliss of being able to enjoy life with someone else.” Over at the love letters wall, notes can be written or read. One tucked into a heart-adorned envelope stated, “Dear Baby C — We can’t wait to meet you in October! XOXO, Mom + Dad.” Another message addressed to a future husband warned, “Don’t get on my nerves and wash the dishes, please. Love you.” Nine-year-old Ava Mendoza strolled around the museum with her mother, who heard about the pop-up from a friend. Ava shared that her favorite exhibit was the Love Nest ball pit, which she returned to for a second splash of pink fun. The pop-up will be available at least through March 15, with the possibility of extending a short while beyond that. More than 3,000 people visited the museum during its opening weekend, a turnout that pleased Delaney. The museum might go on tour, with Orange County tentatively targeted as the second stop. Perhaps next year the founders will try a different theme, Delaney shared. Tickets for the Museum of What “Love Tour” are sold online for time slots every half hour, but guests can stay as long as they want. Adult fares are $24 each, while children ages 4 to 12 are $15. Children under age 3 enter for free. To get more information or purchase tickets, visit www.museumofwhat. com.

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Democrats, Republicans discuss new balance of power in Escondido By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — Two months into the new City Council session, leaders of both Escondido’s Democrat and Republican parties are reserving judgement about the new council. While the Democrats spoke of excitement about having a 3-2 liberal majority seated on the City Council, Republicans expressed cautious optimism that they, too, can work with new Mayor Paul McNamara. McNamara spoke to The Escondido Republican Club at its January meeting just days after speaking to the Escondido Democratic Club. “I think right now we're still being very happy over the election results,” said Shelley Spisak, the vice president for communications for the Escondido Democratic Club, at the club’s membership meeting held on Jan. 12. “We talked in our planning meetings about our motto, which is creating an Escondido for everyone. And so we want to expand our membership and especially reach out to younger voters and to the Latino community and kind of expand the diversity of our membership. And so then we can focus on issues that are concerning to everybody in Escondido.” Spisak also mentioned that the Democrats would like to see City Council move to reverse the privatization of its public library system and reopen the east valley library branch, which shuttered in 2011. “There are a lot of people that live out in the east part of the city,” Spisak said. “Seniors and lower income. They maybe can't get



this size, certainly bigger than what I’ve previously participated in.” Diaz said she is running because she sees opportunities to tackle issues she is passionate about, including land use and development issues, health and human services, climate change, and coastal preservation. Regarding land use issues, Diaz said she would look forward to negotiations around the Safari Highlands proposal on county land within Escondido were she to assume the District 3 seat. Diaz also said she will aim to help find a suitable replacement to fill her Escondido City Council seat. “I’m in my third term and it’s a natural progression for me. And I also believe in giving other people a chance,” Diaz explained. “Escondido City Hall is, I think, in a much better position than it was when I found it. I’m very hopeful for the future with (Mayor) Paul (McNamara) and Consuelo (Martinez) and some of the demographic shifts in our city show that it’s not going to revert back to

to another library. So, that was an important resource for them and that's just gone.” Democratic Club President Georgine Tomasi, who also serves on the Escondido Unified School District’s Board of Education, also encouraged members to get involved in advocacy around education issues. She pointed to the two Escondido school districts’ — the other being the Escondido Unified High School District — large budgetary allotments and residents pushing to have a say about how they spend money. “It’s a big body without any monitors and I want people to hold me accountable,” said Tomasi. “I would love to see 200 to 300 people at a board meeting since so much of our tax money goes into school districts and sometimes in some communities we’re the largest employer. And so, I’d like to see people yelling and screaming at us sometimes if we don't make a decision that really benefits the education of their child.” The Republicans, for their part, said they were pleased with what they heard from McNamara at their January meeting. But at the same time, early on in the new City Council, President Jim Murtland said that time will tell how the city GOP will interact with the new liberal majority. “So far he's taking our input,” Murtland said. “He says publicly that he wants to be a mayor of all the people. Right now, I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt. It's a good step forward that he came in and talked to us.” Murtland did express

displeasure, though, with the new City Council’s involvement in voting for a resolution to ban offshore oil drilling in the Pacific Ocean. He also said that it was hypocritical because, when he spoke at the meeting, McNamara — who voted “yes” on the resolution — said he would not involve himself in political issues not directly governed by the city of Escondido, such as the sanctuary city debate. Pacific Ocean offshore drilling is predominantly an issue overseen by the federal government. “That’s what we’re afraid of,” Murtland said. “That they’re stepping into these areas which are not germane to Escondido.” Pointing to past club President Joe Garcia, Murtland further stated that the local Republican party remains open to all, but that it attempts not to play the “race card” in member and candidate recruitment. “Anybody that wants to come, they’re welcome to come,” Murtland said. “We’re not playing the race card. Anybody’s welcome. Of course, we don’t have many blacks because there aren’t many blacks in Escondido, but we’d never turn anybody down.” Supervisor Jim Desmond, former mayor of San Marcos, will speak at the March 18 meeting for the Escondido Republicans. It will be held at noon at Cocina del Charro Mexican Restaurant, situated on 890 West Valley Parkway in Escondido. Democrats will meet on March 9 at Park Avenue Community Center, located at 210 E. Park Avenue in Escondido, beginning at 10 a.m.

what it was. I'm hopeful to find a suitable replacement for me on the council that I can really believe in and campaign for and support.” Gaspar has yet to declare as a candidate for District 3 for the 2020 race. During 2018, Gaspar made a trip to the White House alongside former Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, participating in a May 16 roundtable on immigration and the prospective U.S.-Mexico border wall led by President Donald Trump. Gaspar was a vocal critic of former California Gov. Jerry Brown’s immigration policies during the televised discussion. Diaz said that, were she to win and represent District 3, she would narrow her focus to local issues. But she did praise Gaspar’s work tackling the issue of homelessness, saying she supports having more women political officeholders. “I'll say that in contrast to her, I would work on things that are much more local,” Diaz said. “You know, she visited the White House several times. I think that is an issue important to her. I obviously feel very differently than she does about the current

national political landscape.” One of Diaz’s major goals for District 3 is to expand the University of California system to have a presence within North County. The southwest edge of District 3 sits just north of University of California-San Diego. “Research is typically what spurs industry, so the reason we have biotech along the coast is because UCSan Diego and San Diego State has spurred its own industries” Gaspar’s campaign advisor, Jason Roe, said he believes her track record will speak for itself when voters head to the polls in November 2020. “Kristin has worked very hard on the key issues facing our community and has made tremendous progress tackling homelessness, mental health and juvenile justice issues,” Roe said. “These are the hardest challenges facing San Diego and where she’s invested much of her first two years. There’s much work to do but there’s no one on the board working harder and I think it will be difficult for any challenger to make the case they can be more effective than Kristin.”

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William A. MacGillivray August 12, 1935 February 11, 2019

William “Bill” MacGillivray passed away at his home in Encinitas, California in the sweet company of his adoring wife, Susan “Suzy” MacGillivray on February 11. Their love story has only just begun. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1935 to Ethel and Alexander “Alec” MacGillivray, the oldest of three children, Bill grew up in Essex County New Jersey, Mexico City and San Marino, California graduating from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, St. Mary’s College of California, the University of Southern California and Stanford University. Bill’s professional career started at the Signal Oil Company as an Accountant. One year later, he joined Hughes Aircraft Company in 1958 where he rose to the position of Officer, Policy Board Member, Chairman of the Real Estate Committee and The Director of Investments and Financing in his ca-

pacity as The Vice President and Treasurer of the company. At the time of his retirement, the firm included Aerospace and Communications, Ground Systems, Missile Systems and Ground Radar Manufacturing Groups and was the world’s preeminent manufacturer of satellites, radar and advanced weapons systems to governments around the world employing some 84,000 people including over 3,300 Ph.d’s. The firm was also the largest private employer in the State of California and one of the ten largest private companies and twenty-five largest by revenue in the world during the aerospace industry’s most exciting and innovative era. In addition to his executive career at Hughes, Bill also served on a number of outside Boards including Chairman of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, Chairman of the Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital Foundation, a Member to the Loyola Marymount Business Council, an Advisory Board Member to the Allendale Insurance Company and Chairman of the Independent Colleges of Southern California. Following his retirement, Bill continued to lend his keen finance and business skills to several organizations serving as the Chairman of the Catholic Foundation of New Mexico Archdiocese of Santa Fe and in serving on both The North

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American Institute Board and as Senior Advisory Board Member to Airline Capital Associates of New York. Bill also was a founding Board member of the Spanish Colonial Arts Museum in Santa Fe, and along with his wife, helped to establish Educate New Mexico and their own Alta Vista Fund for Education in addition to being long time supporting Members to the Regents Circle of New Mexico Museums. Bill is lovingly and admirably remembered by his family as a financial guru, avid reader, World War I and II history buff, stamp, coin, art, wine collector and life-long Philadelphia Phillies fan. Bill is survived by his wife of 37 years, Susan “Suzy” MacGillivray and his five children Alexa MacGillivray of Roseville, CA, William “Alex” MacGillivray of Tampa, FL, Andrea MacGillivray of Boqueron, PR, Adrien MacGillivray Cotton of Alexandria, VA and Scott Gilliland of Carlsbad, CA. His surviving grandchildren are Ian and Jordan MacGillivray and William Cotton, Jr. and Rachel Cotton. Bill is also survived by his sister Dr. Lois MacGillivray and a brother Alan MacGillivray. Bill’s life will be privately celebrated at the Historic California Mission of San Luis Rey. Donations to Hospice of the North Coast, Carlsbad, California would be appreciated in honor of both Bill and the many patients they so admiringly serve.


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Zinfandel has a rich history, stories to tell taste of wine

Grown in the right places such as Sonoma, Napa Valley, Lodi and the Central Coast, it has a bright, strong–bodied berry flavor with Mediterranean spice. Most Zin wines are 15 frank mangio percent or more alcohol, which can be a unique wine rior to Gov. Jerexperience. ry Brown and now Zinfandel appears now Gavin Newsom, the to be coming back. Leading action movie star Zin grower Rombauer of Arnold Schwarzenegger was Napa Valley purchased 20 governor of California. acres of Renwood Zinfandel In addition to a craving wines in Amador County for expensive cigars, the near Napa, bringing a total “governator” as he was afof 690 acres of vines into the fectionately called, enjoyed Rombauer name, with five his Napa and Sonoma Zindifferent Zinfandel brands. fandel. “Zin,” as some like Zinfandel is rarely blended. to call it, was at one time the It would dilute it down most popular wine sold in and it wouldn’t be the same. California. However, turn it around and Possibly at one of his add Zinfandel to such historstar-studded parties, the ically traditional wines from idea got embellished that Bordeaux, and you have a California should have a wild and crazy, delicious diswine to call its own. It had covery. a state flower and a bear, so Such a wine burst on why not proclaim Zinfandel the scene in the early 2000s. as the wine born and raised Dave Phinney, a young in the golden state. adventurous winemaker, Thankfully, just before called it The Prisoner. he signed the declaration, VINES of Zinfandel, once thought to be discovered in California, are now proven It could be the most copwine experts revealed to Ar- GNARLY through DNA testing to originate from Croatia and southern Italy. Photo courtesy of Frank Mangio ied blend in California. For nold that Zinfandel, like othmore, visit er varietals, gained fame in He persuaded the UniCalifornia but did not origi- grape were shown to live Zinfandel at his vineyard in Puglia Italy and Croatia, in Calistoga and growing up versity of California at Da- BV Wines of Napa Valley nate here. This French-style BeauThere is evidence to in- across from the Adriatic Sea tending the family winery in vis, with the finest reputaCroatia, recognized that Cal- tion for advanced studies lieu Vineyard with a Napa dicate that Zinfandel was in Europe. A pioneer of Napa Val- ifornia Zin was the same as on wine with DNA analysis, history since 1900, recently traced back to about 6000 ley wines, Mike Grgich, who the Plavic Mali grape in his to research the relationship presented its portfolio at VitBC. with California’s Zinfandel. torio’s Trattoria with a fourAncestors of the wine at 95 is still making great home country. The name came when in course dinner. Founded by George de the 1840s, California’s growers starting using cuttings Latour in the Rutherford from a Massachusetts nurs- district, BV gained fame ery with Austrian roots, ad- with the help of winemakvertising “Zinfandel” vines er and hall-of-famer Andre’ Tchelistchef, a revered makfor sale. It grew vigorously and er of Cabernet Sauvignon. COMMUNITY MEMBER OPENING ON TRI-CITY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT Under the guiding geprovided grapes for a very BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE pleasant beverage. The wave nius of Tchelistchef, one of of “blush” wines in the 1970s only five winemakers ever brought new popularity to for BV, European-style wineThe Tri-City Healthcare District Board of Directors currently has a community making was popularized, “white Zinfandel.” membership opening on the following working Committee: Up to the late ‘90s, Zin- with cold-soaking fermentafandel was the most pro- tion done for extraction of 1. Audit/Compliance/Ethics Committee – one opening. This Committee meets duced red wine grape in Cal- color, flavor and tannins. quarterly and as needed. Applicants shall have a basic understanding of finance Longer aging in oak ifornia, replaced eventually and accounting and be able to read and understand financial statements, and brought out the complexity by Cabernet Sauvignon. shall have experience and familiarity with the specialized issues relating to health


care financial issues. Applicants will be expected to attain a basic understanding of the design and operation of an Internal Audit Program and Ethics & Compliance Program, including: (1) review of Office of Inspector General/AHLA materials for Boards; (2) review of OIG compliance program guidance; and (3) attendance at relevant educational sessions presented by the Chief Compliance Officer, Internal Auditor, and/or the Health Care Compliance Association or similar organizations. If members of the public have an interest in serving as a community member on the above listed Committee, please send a resume or biography delineating your experience relevant to this Committee to: Teri Donnellan, Executive Assistant Tri-City Medical Center 4002 Vista Way Oceanside, CA 92056

Your information will be forwarded to the Chairperson of the Committee and Board Chairperson for review and consideration. After consideration by the full Committee, a recommendation will be forwarded to the full Board of Directors for final approval/appointment. All appointments are voluntary and do not include compensation. Community members shall serve a term of two years, with an option to renew the appointment for one additional two year term. At the conclusion of the second term, the community member shall not be eligible to serve on the same Board Committee for at least two years. It is preferable that a community member shall be a member of no more than one Board Committee at a time. The Board of Directors of Tri-City Healthcare District desires to ensure that its Committee community members are knowledgeable as to the issues that face the District. Therefore, only applications submitted by persons residing within the boundaries of the Tri-City Healthcare District will be considered.


and personality of the wines. The 2015 is the latest vintage ($33) and went well with the grilled filet mignon. Visit Wine Bytes

• The new West End Bar & Kitchen in Del Mar opens its doors to the great Napa Valley winery, Chateau Montelena, for two nights of wine history in Del Mar, Feb. 27 and Feb. 28, both at 6 p.m. This is French traditional winemaking at its California best, paired with exquisite American cuisine in a five-course meal. Cost is $75 each. RSVP at (858) 259-5878. • Craftsman Tavern in Encinitas has a Greek Wine Dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 27. Enjoy old world wines like Anatolikos, Oenops and Tsiakkas with Greek food favorites like Souvlaki, Lamb Kofta and sautéed Garlic Shrimp. Five-course dinner and five wines for $65 per guest. RSVP to Mike at (760) 452-2000. • The 2019 World of Pinot Noir is at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara resort in Santa Barbara Feb. 28 to March 2, including Grand Tastings on Friday and Saturday. View details and ticket pricing at • Vittorio’s Trattoria in Carmel Valley San Diego has the Valley of the Moon Winery in Sonoma presenting four wines with a dinner menu course for each, at 6 p.m. Feb. 28. Cost is $60 per person. Call (858) 538-5884. • Country Line and Sip Dancing is featured at the new La Fleur’s Winery in San Marcos from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 2. Dancing and party atmosphere for no charge. Wine, Sangria, cheese and crackers available. Full details by calling (760) 315-8053. Reach him at frank@

CSUSM offering brewing certificate By Staff

SAN MARCOS — Centered in a region recognized as a national leader in the craft brewing industry, California State University San Marcos is launching an innovative EngiBeering certificate program that explores the science, engineering and art behind brewing craft beer and provides hands-on experience at local breweries. Classes begin on March 19. “San Diego has a thriving craft brewing industry, and it needs more qualified workers,” says Jackie Trischman, faculty co-director of the EngiBeering program and CSUSM professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “This program prepares students for every aspect of a brewing operation, from buying the materials and brewing to bottling and selling.” Offered through Extended Learning in part-

nership with the College of Science and Mathematics, the EngiBeering program features individual courses that examine the basics of brewing as well as two specialized certificates: Basic EngiBeering (12 units) and Advanced Brewing Science (16 units). The first two courses starting March 19 are open to the public: ENGB 300/From Sumer to San Diego: The Evolution of Beer Across Time and Space, and ENGB 310/Sensory Evaluation of Beer. The program is designed for current employees of breweries, individuals who aspire to work in the craft beer industry, homebrewers and craft enthusiasts who want to better understand production from recipe development to how to evaluate beer. Students will learn directly from faculty, industry experts and local brewery owners, such as Paul Sangster, co-found-

er and brewmaster at Rip Current Brewing. Learn more about the EngiBeering program and register for classes at csusm. edu/el/engibeering, call (760) 750-4004 or email

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Taste of the Himalayas an East Indian delight in Carlsbad

there is a dumpling craze happening in San Diego at the moment. I encourage you to read Troy Johnson’s recent recap in San Diego Magazine. I’m a huge fan and count

the Dumpling Inn on Convoy in San Diego as one of my favorite places anywhere for them. So it was a very nice surprise to be turned on to Himalayan Momos at TOH. They are steamed dumplings with either minced veggies, lamb, chicken or a mix of any of them. We went with the lamb and, oh yeah, they are as

good as they look in the photo. Momos can now be easily found throughout the subcontinent and with obvious Chinese influences they are often compared to the popular Baoxi buns of China and also have much in common with the dumplings of Japan. Regardless, I would highly recommend them. We also started with the Vegetable Samosa and Sadae Ko Aloo ra Kakara. The Samosa is a delectable deep-fried patties stuffed with spices and the Sadae is a salad with cucumber, potatoes and green beans that are marinated Himalayan style. Aloo is one of the must have Himalayan foods and perfect for fans of curry. TOH has it in many varieties including one of my favorites Aloo Cauli Ko Tarkari. It combines potatoes and cauliflower with onion and tomato sauce and Himalayan spices. One of my visits was at lunch where there is a very popular lunch combination special where you can get your choice of a limited selection of two dishes on one plate for $8.95. I found the variety more than enough and did the Chicken Chilly and Chicken Vindaloo combo and had more than enough food. The Chicken Chilly is a simple mix of chicken strips with bell pepper and onion while the Chicken Vindaloo is chicken in a fairly typical curry gravy. It should be noted that most of the dishes are offered on a heat scale from 1-10. I went with a 5 and could not imagine going much hotter as that packed some heat.


K, so I should probably clarify up front that the name of the restaurant is Taste of the Himalayas (TOH) and they have several locations around San Diego. The Carlsbad location is in the center courtyard of the Carlsbad Village shops and definitely has an East Indian look and feel that stands out among the mix of touristy and more mainstream stores and restaurants in the complex. Their website describes the cuisine as giving us “A glimpse of the inherited culture and tradition of the sub-continent and serve you the exotic flavors and authentic tastes of the finest cuisines from Nepal and India.� I needed a refresher on the geographic area described, namely the Himalayas which is the mountain range that separates the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has some of the highest mountain peaks in the world including Mount Everest but include over 50 mountains over 23,000 feet. Himalayan cuisine covers all ends of the Himalayan borders and includes a wide variety of flavors and ingredients. It can include Chinese, Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan favorites. Cooked lentil soup (dal) is a staple throughout the region and is brought out prior to our dishes arriving at TOH. It was an unexpected treat and so good. It was more of a pureed variety and some of the best lentil soup I’ve had anywhere. Dal with some fresh baked naan bread with some charred edges is one of those perfect dipping combinations. In fact, most of our dishes were made for dipping and scooping with naan bread so it’s good to keep plenty on hand. As you may be aware,

A CLASSIC INDIAN dish, Chicken Tikka Masala, left, as well as fresh-cooked naan are available at Taste of the Himalayas restaurant, which recently opened a new location in the courtyard at Carlsbad Village in Carlsbad. At right, the Lamb Momos are all that and then some. Left: Courtesy photo; Right: Photo by David Boylan

That said, my dining companion is a heat seeker and went with 7 which had him in a full on spice sweat, something he enjoys evidently. Most of your favorite Indian staples are represented including Tandoor and Masala along with dessert favorites like Kheer, the delicious rice pudding. There are plenty of flavorful vegetarian options and the place has always been bustling when I’ve visited which is always a good sign. I’m thinking it’s my new go-to joint for that type of cuisine. Taste of the Himalayas is located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive Unit 106 in Carlsbad. Call (760) 6963007 or visit

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ESCONDIDO — For the fifth consecutive year, adult fans of Girl Scout Cookies will pair them with local craft beers during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb. 22-24. Stone Brewing in Escondido is among those returning as Girl Scouts San Diego’s official partners for “Cookies on Tap.� Stone Brewing’s pairings are Stone White Geist Berliner Weisse with Savannah Smiles, Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager with Samoas, Mikhail (Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian

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FEB. 22, 2019

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New book honors Hawaiian grandmother Special to The Coast News

‘THE THREE GRACES’ by Michael Seewald.

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Photographer’s images speak quietly, lyrically


ichael Seewald’s photographs frequently convey a painterly feeling. That’s no surprise. At around 5 years old he already dabbled with paint-by-number kits. Then, he started creating original paintings (even today, Seewald periodically picks up a brush). At 12, Seewald received his first camera, a box Brownie. Almost immediately he became the family photographer, taking snapshots of vacations and holidays. He remembers the early thrill of photographing. “There was an excitement about the imagery the camera could produce,” Seewald said. “It could capture the moment.” After high school, Seewald enrolled at Southwestern College near San Diego. Utilizing the school’s photo labs, he taught himself darkroom procedure, including color printing. He enjoyed experimenting in the darkroom, and found the work came naturally. Upon receiving an associate degree from Southwestern College in the mid1970s, Seewald moved to San Diego State University, enrolling in the university’s photojournalism program. Seewald could approach a subject any way he wanted, and not wor-

cal art news Bob Coletti ry about the photograph pleasing someone in a certain manner. The photographs he made for his photojournalism classes began carrying a fine arts “signature.” But while in school, Seewald didn’t give thought to pursuing fine arts photography as a career. In the mid-’70s he knew of no one who produced that type of photography for a living. Then he saw an exhibition of Ansel Adams’ work. “I saw this show around my second year of college, and my respect for fine arts photography just soared,” Seewald said. “I thought, ‘This must be a great job, traveling and photographing these beautiful places.’ I was impressed.” Seewald’s images communicate in a quiet, lyrical way. Speaking to the photographer, one feels that this is an individual so in love with his art, so in love with the world, that he’ll work for as long as he’s able to see, as long as his legs and arms will carry him. For more, visit

VISTA — Kirby Michael Wright was celebrating more than football on Super Bowl Sunday — the release of his new work of creative nonfiction of “The Queen of Moloka’i” was also cause for celebration. “This book is based on the life and times of my part-Hawaiian grandmother,” the Vista resident said. “It traces her wild teen years in Waikiki and follows her over to rural Moloka'i as she pursues love and marriage with her girlhood crush.”

Who he is Wright himself is one-sixteenth Hawaiian and Kulia Naoho, his great great grandmother, was piha kanaka maoli (pure Hawaiian) from Waihee town on Maui. “I spent every summer with my grandmother on her horse ranch on the east end of Moloka’i,” Wright said. “She gave me my first horse when I was 4. That mare dropped a foal the morning after I ‘rode her to death.’ My father told his mother to never mention I had Hawaiian blood because of the discrimination he experienced as a boy growing up in Honolulu.” Kirby self-published the 300-plus page book and proudly said: “My work has been compared to Pat Conroy (“The Prince of Tides”) for family struggles and to Frank McCourt (“Angela’s Ashes”) for women overcoming great hardship.” The former car salesman at Rancho Olds and PR director at the Carlsbad Inn took seven months to write the book and is excited it has finally been published. Wright stressed the importance of writing down family histories before our elders pass, because without that books like his would never have come to fruition. “Some of that time was spent researching online, looking through old photos, remembering my grandmother’s stories about her teenage years and picking the brains of relatives,” he

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Julia Wright deserves to be remembered because of all the hardships she overcame.”

of your elders. For example, my book focuses on my paternal grandmother’s life in the islands and begins two generations before I was born,” he said. “Julia Wright deserves to be remembered because Kirby Michael Wright of all the hardships she on the story about his grandmother overcame. Now this isn’t a praise book. Far from it. It’s said. “I had to be selective for his “gonzo” journalism, Julia’s story, warts and all.” synthesizing all the infor- particularly his take on the mation in order to keep my Opening Day of the Del Mar Thanks to his wife grandmother as the focal Races. Wright said truth character.” Wright has also written be told the idea for this for Writer’s Digest, Green book began with a suggesMagazine, and Ireland’s tion from his wife, Darcy Before writing Wright. Kirby said he writes Southword Journal. He said writing is cer“She suggested I write full time but is also a parttime accountant which tainly more rewarding than about Julia because she helps pay the bills. He’s had most of the other roles he’s was such a compelling force in my published stories,” a variety of jobs and said had. “Writing helps you he said. “I was also comthere have been times when opportunities opened over- document your life and al- pelled to connect the dots lows you to go back in time and create a saga-like feel seas. “I lectured with the and express how you felt in by reaching back to my Hapoet Gary Snyder at the the past,” he said. “I think waiian ancestors living four Hong Kong International that’s important because it generations ago on Maui.” To date, Kirby has Writers Conference and helps you understand who written 13 books in various they paid me the equiva- you are today.” “When the founder of genres, including flash (milent of what a Hong Kong bank VP makes,” he said. Walmart died, he left hun- cro stories), poetry, fiction, “My latest journey was to dreds of millions to his fam- and creative nonfiction. He Finland as an artist-in-res- ily but never left any record is currently brainstorming idence, where I explored of himself behind through Book 2 of “The Queen of Helsinki, Stockholm, and a story or even a poem,” Moloka’I” and on a novel he continued. “What do about a Sausalito woman the Finnish Archipelago.” He is also a current we know about his interior married to a wild and crazy artist from Paris. writer at the San Diego world? “Writing also allows Wright said he has Reader and is best known you get down the stories enjoyed being an accomplished writer and having strangers tell you that your writing made a difference in their lives. “One of my books led to a marriage proposal, I kid you not,” Wright said. “Another good part is capturing the lives of people who made a difference to me in my life, such as classmates back in high school, my immediate family, and of course my grandmother.” The book is available on Amazon in hard copy and on Kindle. Wright will also host his first California book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. June 22 at Iron Fist Brewing Co., 1305 Hot Spring Way in Vista.

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GOP minority leader Waldron reacts to State of the State By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — Republican Assemblywoman Marie Waldron responded to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State Speech on Feb. 12 in Sacramento, saying she was in agreement with many of the issues Newsom discussed. Waldron, minority party leader, represents California State Assembly 75th District, which includes San Marcos and Escondido. Waldron also noted that Assembly Republicans will keep a close eye on Newsom as the promises in his speech materialize into substantive legislative and regulatory proposals. “California has a lot going for it and we heard that in the governor’s speech,” Waldron said. “So, there was a lot to like in the speech. We believe in cut-

Marie Waldron ting the red tape that holds up housing, an increase in MediCal reimbursement rates, something we’ve been advocating for for a long time. And his speech also gave details about ramping up the fight against homelessness and mental illness, all big issues.” Waldron, a former Es-

Man accused in brother’s shooting death faces trial ESCONDIDO — A man accused of shooting his older brother to death during a fracas at an Escondido bar last year was ordered Feb. 20 to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges. Manuel Martinez, 32, is charged with the Sept. 22 death of 35-year-old Antonio Martinez at Pounders Sports Pub. Police and prosecutors allege that the brothers got into a fight with at least one other bar patron, and the younger sibling opened fire, striking his brother, apparently by accident, and another man involved in the fight. The surviving victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Antonio Martinez got into a fight with two oth-

er men at the pub on West Grand Avenue shortly before 1 a.m., Escondido Police Department Lt. Chris Lick said. He said the brothers walked out of the tavern, got into a car and sped off recklessly, prompting a patron to yell at them in protest. Hearing the angry shouts, the two siblings doubled back, got out of the vehicle and allegedly began assaulting the man who had chastised them. A bystander soon intervened, grabbing the older brother in an attempt to break up the fight, at which point the defendant allegedly fired off two rounds. The defendant is being held on $4 million bail.

condido City Councilwoman who still maintains an office in the city, also praised Newsom’s announcement during the speech to nix the high-speed railway proposal which would have connected San Francisco and Los Angeles. Instead, Newsom will proceed with a shorter route running from Bakersfield to Merced. “Well, the reality check has come in because highspeed rail has been a boondoggle for a long time,” Waldron said. “You know, he’s looking at a segment that they can run efficiently as an economic development route. However, we want to see how it pencils out because the original project was based around the rid-

ership that would’ve come out of San Francisco, the Bay Area and possibly L.A. So, I don’t know how it will pencil out without those ridership levels.” Waldron said that Republicans will “continue to hold the project accountable and ensure that it meets its transparency standards,” as well. Climate change, too, made an appearance in Newsom’s speech, mostly via the lens of ongoing bankruptcy negotiations between the state and the utility company PG&E. Waldron said, depending on the details of legislative and regulatory proposals, Republican legislators can potentially get behind some

of Newsom’s climate-related proposals. “I think certainly that Republicans can get behind ideas that cause may cause new innovation, but not at the expense of people and jobs. We only look for that balance,” Waldron said. “You know, we’re all for healthy forests and quality, clean air and we look forward to continuing working with him. Of course ... we would need to see the details ... and hope to be at the table, as well.” Beyond the State of the State, Waldron also said she has observed the new coalition seated on the Escondido City Council with interest, though the day-today grind of policymaking

in Sacramento has kept her from following along closely. She says she will have many public policy issues on her plate at the State Capitol in the coming weeks and months which impact 75th District constituents. “We’re working on a lot of issues, including the health care issue (which) is big. Increasing the MediCal reimbursement which the governor touched on are big issues that we’ve been advocating on for long time to increase,” Waldron said. “Republicans are also for the idea of loan forgiveness for physicians, as well as nurses, if they go to work in a rural area. That will help us get more physicians into areas currently underserved.”

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Report shows CCE an option for North County cities By Steve Puterski

REGION — A draft technical feasibility study released on Feb. 15 reveals Community Choice Energy is financially possible and could yield considerable benefits. Four cities — Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar and Oceanside — partnered in the study to determine whether an alternative power provider was an option. The Encinitas City Council received the report on Feb. 13, while Carlsbad, Oceanside and Del Mar city councils will receive it in the next week and in early March, respectively. The report was conducted by EES Consulting, Inc., in Kirkland, Washing-

ton. Each of the four cities contributed to the costs of the report, which totaled $104,515.20. Currently, there are 19 CCEs throughout the state covering dozens of cities and counties, according to the Clean Power Exchange website. The study also looked each city individually, and whether they could provide a stand-alone CCE, also known as Community Choice Aggregation, to its residents. Only Del Mar, due to its small population, was found not to be feasible. If all four cities were to band together, the start-up cost would be roughly $16 million. Currently, only Solana

Beach has a CCE in San Diego County, although several other cities including San Diego are exploring the option. Other than Solana Beach residents, residents and businesses must purchase their electricity from San Diego Gas & Electric. CCE advocates consistently champion adding competition to the energy market, which results in financial savings for CCE customers and more local control over power supply sources and rate levels. The report for the four cities shows an overall 2 percent bill reduction, while also building reserves for local programs or additional rate reductions, according to the study.

The study measured various issues such as exit fees (known as the Power Charge Indifferent Adjustment), renewable energy sources and future generation, non-renewable energy costs, capacity, reserves and operating, administrative and start-up costs. The latest ruling from the California Public Utilities Commission on exit fees has led to decreased revenue in Solana Beach, The Coast News reported in December. Additionally, the study found start-up costs could be “fully” recovered in the first three years and would help in cities meeting their Climate Action Plan and state goals of reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

A Fluttering Heart –

Is it Love or Something More? David Cohen, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology

We’ve all had that feeling – you see someone you like or a loved one, and your heart skips a beat. It’s something we can’t control, but how do we know when it’s a sign of love or something much more serious? As a cardiologist, I am fascinated by the heart and I’m convinced that the heart is the most vital and elegant organ of the human body. It perfectly unifies structure and functionality to pump blood throughout the body, beating more than 2.5 billion times in an average human lifetime. The heart is divided into four chambers – the left and right atriums and ventricles – that have very specific and equally important jobs of holding and pumping blood throughout the body. Prompting the heart is an automatic electrical system that functions to synchronize the heartbeats we feel in our chests. However, when abnormalities occur in this electrical system, the heart can go into arrhythmias affecting and leading to issues with heart structure and function. Here’s a quick rundown of various types of arrhythmias & what symptoms to look out for: • Tachyarrhythmias are abnormally fast (tachy) heart rhythms of over 100 beats/ minute. You may experience them during bouts of exercise but if you experience this high rate during rest, it may signal underlying health conditions. Symptoms also include dizziness and difficulty breathing, but sometimes the only symptom of a persistent tachyarrhythmia may be fatigue. • Bradyarrhythmias are the opposite of tachyarrhythmias and occur when the heart beats abnormally slow (brady) at a rate under 60 beats/ minute. Symptoms most commonly include dizziness, fainting, fatigue and difficulty breathing, however, symptoms don’t usually appear until the heart rate drops below

50 beats/ minute. Bradyarrhythmias are treated with a pacemaker which functions to pace the heart at a normal rate and coordinates proper function of the heart chambers. • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) refers to rapid heartbeats that originate in the upper portion of the heart (atria). These can arise suddenly due to stress, exercise, and emotional influence and you may experience a ‘pounding’ heart, shortness of breath, and chest pain. This arrhythmia often resolves itself without treatment but may require medical attention if lasting for extended periods of time. • Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common supraventricular arrhythmia and is characterized as a rapid irregular heart rhythm. Causes of AF include genetics, aging, sleep apnea, heavy alcohol use, and high blood pressure. This type of arrhythmia can lead to serious complications such as embolism (blood vessel blockage) and stroke. Medications have b e e n shown to help reduce atrial fibrillation and o t h e r treatment options are now in use, such as ablation, which is intentional scaring to destroy the small portion of heart tissue causing the irregularity. The heart is an incredible organ and what it does within our body can be

considered a work of art. As a cardiac electrophysiologist, I continue to learn about treating arrhythmias through the latest in minimally-invasive, outpatient procedures including device implantation. It is a privilege being part of a field that allows me to cure debilitating arrhythmias, guard against life-threatening arrhythmias, resolve heart failure symptoms, and allow patients to return to normal living- in essence, to improve my patients quality of life and to save lives. The field of cardiac electrophysiology is constantly evolving, and I look forward to showing my patients that the heart goes beyond the traditional symbol of love and will accompany you through many years of future happiness if you treat it right. Show your heart some love and it will love you for a lifetime. ABOUT THE PHYSICIAN Dr. David Cohen underwent intensive training in the cryoballoon ablation technique. He is the leading Electrophysiologist in the San Diego area that routinely performs atrial fibrillation cryoballoon ablation. TriCity Medical Center is the only hospital in the Northern San Diego Region that provides this cutting-edge technology. Dr. Cohen considers it a privilege and reward to utilize the newest, safest and most effective techniques for patients with atrial fibrillation in the Tri-City community. To learn more about this advanced technology or Dr. Cohen visit or call 855.222.8262. Now until Feb. 28 Tri-City Medical Center is offering 2-for-1 comprehensive heart risk assessments with coronary artery calcium screening. Screenings include a personalized cardiac risk profile, private 45-minute nutrition/exercise consultation with a cardiac nurse, 512 slice CT scan, 12-lead EKG, blood pressure, body mass index, and specialty referral (as needed). $299 for 2 individuals, must be a pair to take advantage of this deal. Visit or call 855.222.8262 to make your appointment today. Appointments are limited.

For projected costs, the study looked at market purchases over a 20-year period at $0.0471 cents per megawatt per hour, assuming a 4 percent discount rate. Renewable costs, however, vary from $0.035 cents to $0.06 cents per megawatt per hour for wind and solar, while geothermal power costs between $0.07 and $0.10. Geothermal, though, holds a higher capacity, thus can bring additional value to a CCE for base load resources. According to Jason Haber, Carlsbad’s assistant to the city manager, each City Council has several options. In Carlsbad, the council is expected to act on an agenda item regarding gov-

ernance, which will be another report detailing those options, such as forming a joint-powers agreement, joining an existing JPA and how voting structures and other dynamics may work. The final technical study is expected to be released in April, Haber said. He added these early reports and actions do not constitute any city approving a CCA. Much more information is needed, he stressed. Of the four cities, Carlsbad consumes the most power per year, at 735 gigawatts, followed by Oceanside (703), Encinitas (258) and Del Mar (30). A multi-city public workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 14 in Carlsbad.

Study shows how sugars wipe out important bacteria in gut Ask the Doctors

Dr. Elizabeth Ko

Dr. Eve Glazier

DEAR DOCTOR: My cousin says she heard that eating sugar pretty much wipes out the beneficial bacteria in our gut. Please tell me that's not true. I'm an avid baker and love sweets and don't think that I can give them up. DEAR READER: We can reassure you that the report your cousin is referring to doesn't claim that sugar out-and-out destroys the gut microbiome. But don't celebrate with a home-baked brownie just yet. We're afraid that the new research does contain some bad news for people who have a sweet tooth. According to the study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences at the start of this year, high levels of fructose and glucose in the diet wreak havoc on a certain protein that is necessary for beneficial bacteria to colonize the gut. Why does that matter? The latest research continues to make clear that good health hinges on each of us maintaining a robust and diverse gut microbiome. Made up of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms that number in the trillions, the gut microbiome plays a decisive role in digestion, the absorption of vitamins and other nutrients, and the optimal function of the immune system. Whether directly or indirectly, the thousands of species of microbes we host in our bodies affect most of our physiologic functions. At the same time, we have a direct effect on these populations, including through what we eat. In addition to the word "probiotics," which refers to beneficial gut bacteria, the term "prebiotics" has entered common usage.

This refers to the portion of the diet that contains nutrients that are available to those trillions of gut microbes. Dietary fiber, which is made up of long chains of simple sugars bonded together to make a large and complex molecule known as a polysaccharide, sails through the small intestine largely undigested. That fiber reaches the part of the colon known as the distal gut, which houses the lion's share of the gut microbiome. Not only does that dietary fiber provide nutrients to the gut microbiome, but it affects the growth and colonization of the microbial communities. When it comes to monosaccharides, or simple sugars, like fructose and glucose, which are routinely added to a wide range of prepared and processed foods, it was believed that they were absorbed in the small intestine and never made it to the distal gut. However, it is now known that both fructose and sucrose do reach the distal gut. When they do, they have a negative impact on good bacteria like Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron (B. theta for short), which are associated with a lean and healthy body. Instead of providing food, simple sugars in the distal gut stop the production of a key protein that B. theta needs in order to maintain and expand its presence. Without that protein, B. theta populations become significantly diminished. It's important to note that this research was done on mice. How or even whether it translates to the human microbiome is not yet known. But considering the many health problems clearly linked to added sugar, including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, cutting out simple sugars makes sense. 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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The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation invites the public to “Wolves of the West,” a 2019 Nights at the Museum series, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Discovery Center, 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad. Education Outreach Specialist, Skie Bender, from Wolf Haven International will discuss the biology, behavior, social structure, historical and current ranges and ecosystem roles between wolf, coyote and dog. For more information, visit or call (760) 804-1969.

Join the Pajama Project from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Dr., Encinitas, to cut, sew and assemble pajama kits. Whether you sew or not, have half an hour or five hours, there will be something for you to do. Volunteers will assemble pajama sewing kits, wash eight-yard-long bolts of flannel, sew, donate or provide lunch for about 15-20 volunteers, donate funds for flannel and PJ kit supplies. For more about the Pajama Project, e-mail pjproject92024@ THE THREE-MAN CREW of the Apollo 9 space mission in 1969 will be on hand March 13 for 50th anniversary celebration at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Check the March 1 or visit facebook. a listings for more information. Courtesy photo com/ThePajamaProject/.




Mira Costa College’s LIFE lectures will host two lectures, at 1 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at 1 with theatre attractions for “Pirates of the Penzance” and “The Life and Legacy of Leo Carrillo” on the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Buy parking permit in parking Lot A. For more information, visit or (760) 757-2121 ext. 6972.


There will be a Family Game Night for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, with snacks and a showing of the musical “Angel Alert” on the big screen at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2993 MacDonald St., Oceanside.

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Drop off your tween from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23 at Pine Ave. Community Center & Park, 3300 Harding St., Carlsbad, for a night with giant inflatables, Zorb balls, laser tag, virtual reality, video games, photo booth, competitions, and more. Ages 10 to 14 years old are allowed to attend. For more information, call (760) 602-7519. City staff as well as Marine

Another Pacific View Volunteer work event, sponsored by Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance, is being held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Pacific View, 390 West F Street, Encinitas. They will be rehabbing the buildings and remodeling the landscape. Bring work gloves and closed toe shoes.)

drinks, from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Valley Club, 2280 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad. For more information, contact Salvatore Provenza at or call (760) 845-3279. FRIENDSHIP GARDENERS

Friendship Gardeners Of Del Mar will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 to discuss varieties of poppies. Call WALK FOR ANIMALS (858) 755-6570 for Del Mar The San Diego Humane meeting location. Society’s Walk for Animals – North County will be held GENEALOGY LUNCH from 7 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 The Escondido Genealat Kit Carson Park, 3333 ogy Society will host a lunBear Valley Parkway, Escon- cheon at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at dido. the Marie Callender Restaurant, 515 West 5th St., EsconOCEANSIDE TAX HELP dido. Free tax preparation assistance will be available to lower-middle income Oceanside residents on FAITH & FRIENDS from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. The Catholic Widows 23 at the Oceanside Public and Widowers of North Library, 330 N. Coast High- County support group, for way, Oceanside. While walk- those who desire to foster ins are welcome, interested friendships through various taxpayers are encouraged to social activities, will attend visit Mass at St. Margaret Cathoor call (888) 268-1666 to lic Church and lunch at Jolly make an appointment. Roger Restaurant, Oceanside Feb. 24. The group will ITALIAN GENEALOGY also take a docent tour at The Sons and Daughters Oceanside Museum of Art of Italy are sponsoring a free and lunch at Honey’s BisItalian genealogy workshop, tro, Oceanside Feb. 26 and complete with antipasto and have lunch and Bocce Ball

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Sign up now to build and launch a rocket, play Frisbee with a robot, climb aboard a flight simulator or view the surface of the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at the free science festival Super STEM Saturday at California State University San Marcos. Children of all ages are invited. The event will close the nine-day San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering.

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at the Vista Elks Club, Vista in Encinitas, call (760) 753LIBRARY LOVE Feb. 28. Reservations are re- 6413, or visit
 quired at (858) 674-4324. A “Love Your Library” exhibit will be shown in CARLSBAD GOP WOMEN The Carlsbad Republi- the Pioneer Room Gallery can Women Federated club through Feb. 28 at the Es‘LANGUAGE AND LAUGHTER’ welcomes Tony Krvaric, condido Public Library, 239 Enjoy an evening of chairman, Republican Par- S. Kalmia St., Escondido. “Language and Laughter” ty of San Diego County, at with linguist Richard Leder- 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at the MINDFUL LIVING er at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Green Dragon Tavern and The city of Carlsbad’s North Coast Repertory The- Museum, 6115 Paseo del Mindful Living Workshops atre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Norte, Carlsbad. RSVP to continue with Mindful VolDrive, Suite D Solana Beach. Ann at (760) 415-7006 or unteering at 6 p.m. Feb. Tickets are $25 at tickets. by 28, in the Georgina Cole Feb. 20. Cost is $30. Check Library Community Room, us out on Facebook as Carls- 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, bad Republican Women Fed- Carlsbad. For more informaHELP HANDS OF PEACE tion, call (760) 602-2038. Hands of Peace organiz- erated. ers are looking for teenagers CELEBRATE SEUSS to take part and host families SENIOR BOOK CLUB to welcome Middle East parJoin the Book Club, Feb. A “Seuss-eriffic” Readticipants for 19 days during 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the er’s Theater for all ages will the summer. Contact Sar- Gloria McClellan Center, be held from 3:30 to 4:30 ah Heirendt at sheirendt@ 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. p.m. Feb. 28 at the For additional information, do Library, 239 South Kalcontact Lorraine Kratz (760) mia St., Escondido. Wish Dr. 650-2157. Seuss a happy birthday with a storytime featuring whimsical tales, silly songs, and ‘WIGGLES AND WAGGLES’ TIPS ON TRAVEL A “Wiggles and WagThe Carlsbad/North positively Seuss-ical crafts. gles” fashion show luncheon, County Travel Club will benefiting Rancho Coastal meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 26 in WRITING WORKSHOPS Humane Society, will be Swami’s Restaurant, 1506 The Oceanside Public held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, Library will be hosting The Feb. 26 at the Del Mar Coun- discussing travel to the Glassless Minds Communitry Club, 6001 Country Club South Pacific and Indonesia. ty Writing Workshop on the Drive, Rancho Santa Fe. For reservations or informa- fourth Thursday of every Tickets are $125. For more tion, call (760) 603-8030. month at 6 p.m. beginning information or tickets, visit Feb. 28 in the Civic Center Rancho Coastal Humane So- SEARCHING ELLIS ISLAND TURN TO CALENDAR ON 16 ciety at 389 Requeza Street North San Diego Coun-

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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-

ty Genealogical Society will meet 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26 in Carlsbad City Council Chambers,1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, to hear Leonard Enlow present, “Immigration: Searching Ellis Island and Castle Garden Records.”

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Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. The writing workshop promotes storytelling and personal narrative through literary arts and the act of creative expression. For more information, visit or call (760) 435-5600. NEW DEL MAR DIGS

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is inviting the community to attend the grand reopening of its recently renovated Del Mar Village office from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at 1401 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. Enjoy refreshments, tour the renovated office and meet the team of affiliate agents.




Two "Free, First Look" open houses will be held at the LabRats STEAM Discovery Center March 26 and March 30 at the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito Griset Clubhouse, 1221 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. For more details, view or contact LabRats at jrmerrill@ or call (760) 450-4717. Children in grades 5 through 8, who have a knack for or basic interest in STEAM fields, are encouraged to explore and discover their inner creativity through the many programs and options offered at the new learning center.

Get tickets now for the March 13 50th anniversary of Apollo 9, the first of four Apollo flights in 1969. The historic Apollo 11 Moon landing takes center stage at the San Diego Air & Space Museum with a reception at 5:30 p.m. March 13, with dinner and program to follow at 6:30 p.m. at 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego. The celebration offers the chance to see all three Apollo 9 crew members, with their actual Command Module “Gumdrop,” and to become a sponsor and sit at one of the astronauts’ tables. For more information, and to purchase LIFE LECTURES tickets for $250, visit http:// MiraCosta College LIFE Learning presentacalendar/event/50th-annitions begin 1 p.m. March 1 versary-of-apollo-9.

with “Glenn Miller 19391944” and at 2:30 p.m. “World’s First National Park,” at the Oceanside College campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. For information, PET-FRIENDLY GARDENS

“Creating Pet Friendly Gardens” will be the topic of a presentation at 1:45 p.m. March 1 at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Fingertip lunch is at noon followed by business meeting, horticulture report at 1 and program at 1:45 p.m. Visit or e-mail Vistagardenclub@

the Astronomy Star Party held from 8 to 10 p.m. March 2 and March 3 at the MiraCosta College Oceanside Campus, Baseball Field, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Observing at is always free and open to all ages. Dress for cold weather, and stay for as long as you like. Regular star parties are scheduled for the first weekend (Friday and Saturday) of the month.



Register for the Carlsbad nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Celebrity Golf Classic on March 3 and March 4 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, 15150 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe. The event will be hosted STARGAZERS Look to the skies at by Alfonso Ribeiro, from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Fresh Start’s goal is to raise $200,000 and 100 percent of proceeds go directly to the Fresh Start Medical Program.


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North County Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon March 4 at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive. The first hour features a presentation by Matt Ignacio of Tremble Clefs who will present “Voice Exercises and Singing Therapy for the Parkinson’s Community.” The presentation will be followed by breakout groups of Parkinson’s patients in one area and caregivers in another. Call (858) 354-2498 or (760) 749-8234 for more information.


The San Marcos Republican Women will meet for lunch, hosting radio host Carl Demaio at 11 a.m. March 4 at St. Mark Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos. Reservations and payment of $30 to Susie Glass by Feb. 28, 1164 Sunrise Way, San Marcos 92078 or call (760) 473-6855.

invites individuals interested in helping at hospice to a free volunteer orientation session from 1 to 3 p.m. March 5 at The Elizabeth Hospice, 500 La Terraza Blvd., Suite 130, Escondido. Learn about serving as a patient companion, providing caregiver respite, performing aromatherapy, sewing Cuddle Bears and more. Register at (800) 797-2050 or e-mail



Carlsbad Newcomers Coffee Meeting will host Philip Goscienski, M.D. at 9:45 a.m. March 6 on “Sleep, Light, and Health,” at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad. For more Information, visit



Masters Kitchen and Cocktail, is hosting a winepaired dinner with seatings at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. March 7 at 208 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. The five-course Long Meadow Ranch and Masters Wine Dinner will have a set menu and each course is paired with a glass of Long Meadow Ranch wine. Cost is $85 dollars per person. Reservations are required: Call (760) 231-6278 or visit mastersoceanside. com.


Vista’s Culture Caravan still has seats available for “Canines, Casting Calls, and Local Cuisine,” at Moonlight Amphitheatre. Go behind the scenes and meet the dogs who provide assistance for disabled individuals. The caravan departs at 9:45 a.m. March 7 from the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, and returns at 3:45 p.m. Cost is $57 and includes lunch. To reserve, call (760) 643-2828.



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You can learn how to access the Oceanside Public Library collection of digital eBooks and eAudiobooks on your eReader, tablet, smartphone 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 8 at the Oceanside Public Library, Civic Center, second floor Foundation Room, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside or from 1 to 2 p.m. March 15 at the Oceanside Public Library, Mission Branch Community Room, 3861-B Mission Ave., Oceanside.



Ballet classes for teens 13+ and adults will start March 4 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Level I (beginning) will be on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Level II (Intermediate) from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. For more information visit or phone (760) 943-2260. The instructor is former professional dancer Marti Neal. Palomar Health will host a variety of health-education classes during the March, with No-Nonsense Weight Management, a twoweek series, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 4 and March 11 at Palomar Health San Marcos, second floor,120 Craven Road, San Marcos. Registration required at or (800) 628-2880.



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Taste of Bressi, with adult beverages, bites, and beats from 2 to 6 p.m. March 9 at the Boys & Girls Club’s Bressi Ranch Clubhouse, 2730 Bressi Ranch Way, Carlsbad. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. This Festival is exclusively for those 21 years old and older. For more information or to purchase tickets securely online, visit or call (760) 444-4893.

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Manzanar: Beautiful spot marks an ugly chapter in US history hit the road e’louise ondash


ore than 10,000 U.S. citizens and residents. Three years and eight months. Five hundred square feet. Sixty-two hundred acres. Thirty degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. These are some of the numbers that defined life for thousands of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II in what was officially called Manzanar War Relocation Center. The word “relocation” is now considered a euphemism; “residents” of these internment camps had no choice about being there. But most of them were there from March 1942 to November 1945. Manzanar became home for more than 10,000 Japanese Americans soon after Executive Order 9066 was signed 77 years ago this month by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The order, created just a few weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, designated military areas (mostly in the West) from which all

THIS MONUMENT, which stands in the cemetery at Manzanar, was erected in 1943 by the Japanese interned there. The translation of the characters is “Soul Consoling Tower.” At least 150 people died during the 1942-45 internment. Historians say that six bodies remain in the cemetery. Photo by E’Louise Ondash

people of Japanese descent were banned. Within a few weeks, 110,000 to 120,000 Japanese Americans — twothirds U.S. citizens — were forced to board trucks, trains and buses leaving California, Oregon and Washington. The caravans headed for 10 internment relocation camps scattered around the country.

Passengers were allowed to bring only what they could carry. Like all of the internment camps, Manzanar, located on Highway 395 between Lone Pine and Independence, was remotely situated and weather conditions were harsh. I think about this as we walk the windswept acres

of Manzanar National Historic Site (https://www., where the magnificent Sierras stand as a backdrop. It clearly is a beautiful place, but this is now and that was then. In the spring of 1942, Manzanar’s new residents unloaded their few belongings into drafty, quickly

erected barracks that were less-than-effective in keeping out the cold, rain, wind and dust. Manzanar’s one square mile was divided into 36 blocks, each consisting of 12 six-room barracks, a recreation hall, laundry, bathrooms and a mess hall. Within the barracks, 500 square feet were allotted for every eight people, and public latrines afforded little privacy. Winters could be bitterly cold, wet and muddy, and summers exhaustingly hot. The winds and the dust they carried could be incessant. Barbed wire surrounded the camp and every resident was well aware of the six towers and the guards with machine guns that stood watch. Also within the wire — a cemetery, because life and death continued despite incarceration. A white obelisk stands as a memorial to the 150 men, women and children once buried there, including Ruby Maruki Watanabe and her twins, Diane and Sachiko, who all died in birth Aug. 15, 1942. Many of the cemetery’s remains were eventually moved; historians believe that a half-dozen bodies remain. The intangible mass of 10,000 internees becomes more defined as we walk through the spacious, contemporary visitor center and where we get to know individuals through photos, paintings and artifacts.

They tell of internees’ fears, anger, sadness and optimism. Through their recorded words, we learn about the homes, businesses, farms, friends and personal treasures they were forced to abandon. We also get some sense of daily life in the camp by touring several of the barracks that have been rebuilt and furnished with period artifacts. Photos show adults and children attending church and school; playing sports; planting gardens; forming clubs and choral groups; learning to play instruments; writing poetry; and establishing a newspaper. These Japanese Americans also tried to reconcile the hatred engendered by some of their former neighbors and why their government demanded they sign loyalty oaths. Penalty for not doing so meant being shipped to other internee camps. Despite all this, young Japanese Americans joined the military, fought in the war, died and became heroes. Related exhibit at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, through March 10: "Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams & Wendy Mariyama: Executive Order 9066." Visit For more photos and commentary, visit elouise.ondash.

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ive years ago, I got my first real doll. She was a classic and quite perfect: pink and dimpled with golden hair, blue eyes and possessing a wardrobe that made Barbie look deprived. Unlike most dolls, which grow a bit tattered with time, my doll grew ever more beautiful. Her hair grew longer and more golden, her eyes bigger and bluer and her smile more radiant. My own wardrobe fell to rags. Any money I might have was spent to dress my dolly. I combed her hair in sweet, tidy braids with bows to match her socks. She started each day coordinated to the last detail. Even her blue jeans had a bow on the back. Dressing her was one of my great joys and self-indulgences, and I basked in constant compliments from friends and strangers on how adorable

my dolly looked. Then one dreadful morning, I found that my dolly was gone! Father Time had snatched her away, and in her place he left a willful, opinionated, 5-year-old fashion disaster. This new little girl flicks her once-impeccably braided hair and says with a touch of disdain, “I want to wear it in one ponytail, Mom.” Her long straight hair remains in one ponytail for about 10 minutes before dissolving into a waiflike droop. I am certain I can hear strangers whispering, “Doesn’t that mother ever comb that child’s hair?” Still, I buckle under, in terror of hearing the phrase “Mom, I want to cut my hair.” My dolly now lobbies relentlessly to wear nothing but her pink tutu, her bathing suit or a dress that she hopes will possess three attributes: a garishly bright color, perhaps “sparkles” and a skirt that twirls. She is unmoved when I point out to her that these items are heartily unsuitable for the rough-and-tumble world of school and any cool weather. If the frock is too drab for her, she swiftly accessorizes from her collection of tacky plastic jewelry (provided by adoring relatives). And what must this 5-year-old fashion expert have to complete her out-


Chapter queens Leona Springfield (Gamma Rho Master) and Barbara Gonzales (Laureate Alpha Kappa), of the Hidden Valley Vista City Council of Beta Sigma Phi International, were honored at its Queen Court Luncheon “Hands and Hearts Together” on Feb. 2. Not pictured are Carole Jio (Xi Chi Chi), Rosann Demarti (Preceptor Omicron Tau) and Gwen Rienti (Epsilon Nu Master). Courtesy photo

fit? Why, “party shoes,” of course. The cheap, scuffed, white patent-leather ones, purchased last summer to be worn once to a wedding. They are a brutal affront to a mother raised to retire anything white after Labor Day. I am challenged daily to find negotiating chips. I try to come up with acceptable alternatives to her demands, turning most mornings into a U.N.-level debate. I may have to set fire to her closet to put it all right. But if

I should dare dispose of any of her favorite items, I would attain permanent (as opposed to the now daily) villain status. And the capper is that her father, a typical Southern California wear-what’s-comfortable kind of guy, takes her side. I also suspect he is color-blind. Based on my child’s ability to strip down and completely change outfits in the time it takes me to put on my contact lenses in the morning, I am now considering deadbolts on her closet

and dresser. Meanwhile, I will just have to settle for mourning the disappearance of my sweet and willing doll. I must somehow prepare for the cold fact that if the next decade of discussion doesn’t sink it, I will have raised a Las Vegas showgirl. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who still suffers because her daughter now actually prefers Goth. Contact her at

ESCONDIDO — A man who might have died trying to surf in a rain-swollen Escondido runoff channel on Valentine's Day has been identified. James Michael Miller, 62, was seen grabbing his surfboard and entering a flood channel — which had been turned into a fast-moving river by storm water — near his home the afternoon of Feb. 14, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Someone called 911 around 4 p.m. to report a person down in a concrete ditch, Jeff Murdock, spokesman for the Escondido Fire Department, said at the time. Firefighters and the San Diego Swift Water Rescue Team responded to the area of West Valley Parkway and Tulip Street, where Miller was found, according to information from Murdock and the Medical Examiner’s Office. Miller was eventually pulled from the channel, and was pronounced dead around 6:15 p.m. — City News Service

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By Eugenia Last FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2019

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

Be wary of what’s going on around you and cognizant of who your supporters and detractors are. Choose your friends wisely and distance yourself from people who are indulgent or likely to hold you back. Achievement will depend on your ability to align yourself with honorable individuals. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Listen to what everyone has to say and be aware of what’s accurate and what’s false. Someone will make unrealistic promises that could end up being costly.

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don’t let emotions dictate your actions. Take a step back and consider your options. You are best off talking to a trusted source of advice before you make a move.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Consider what you enjoy doing most and structure your resume to help you qualify for positions that excite you. Taking action will bring results, so stop dreaming and start doing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Engage in activities that take your mind off your troubles. If someone hasn’t been fair or nice to you, distance yourself from that person. Put your needs first.

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

MONTY by Jim Meddick

ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson


ALLEY OOP byJack & Carole Bender

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Nurture an important relationship. Make special plans for two or find out what will

make a loved one happy. Less drama and more fun should be your mantra. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Get involved in a physical activity that will help you blow off steam. It will save you from getting into a nasty discussion with someone who doesn’t share your opinions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Sign up for an event or activity that interests you. What you discover or learn will help you make a decision that will improve your life, relationships and health. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Listen carefully, but don’t share your feelings or your plans. Time is on your side, and gathering information will help you gain perspective on the best way to move forward. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don’t let anger get the better of you. Channel your energy into self-improvement, travel or exercise. Romance or a creative outlet will ease tension and encourage peace over discord. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Consider what you would like to be doing and what you are doing. Assess your skills, experience and knowledge, and look for a position or activity that will improve your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Stick close to home. Traveling or visiting relatives or people you don’t always agree with will lead to discord or unwanted changes. Home improvements are favored, provided you do the work yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- A chance to change the way you earn money looks promising. An investment or gift will put you in a better financial position, but could also lead to additional responsibilities.


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O’side program to connect homeless with jobs By Samantha Taylor

OCEANSIDE — City staff was directed by City Council at its Feb. 6 meeting to develop a program within 90 days that will help homeless individuals in the city find work. Councilmen Chris Rodriguez and Ryan Keim requested city staff create the “homeless work program.” According to a memorandum from the two councilmen, the program will fund city caseworkers to assist with qualifying and prescreening up to 25 Oceanside resident homeless individuals for work. The caseworkers will be the primary referral sources with guidelines to be developed on the program’s standards and procedures, according to the memo. The city will contract with a third-party nonprofit organization such as Alpha Project, The Salvation Army or local church-



Others, like Planning Commissioner Wendy Matthews, echoed Jones’ sentiments, urging the council to focus its time, energy and resources on more pertinent matters “When we start venturing out of our swim lane, we really are in danger of inserting ourselves where we don’t belong, where we don’t have experience,”

es to hire and manage the workers. The nonprofit will serve as the workers’ employer, not the city, Rodriguez noted. Staff will also provide an estimated cost of the program, consider transportation needs for workers, provide name and branding suggestions for the program and investigate possible grant opportunities to help fund the program. Rodriguez said the work program would be a “supplemental item to put Oceanside residents that are homeless to work so that they can provide for themselves and have that dignity to move forward and get a fresh start.” Councilwoman Esther Sanchez said she has also been talking with staff about putting together such a work program, and added that the Housing Department does not have the capacity or training to screen

and qualify homeless individuals for work. Sanchez said she doesn’t think the program will address homelessness, noting those who went through Alpha Project during her time as a public defender remained homeless. Alpha Project is a nonprofit that offers affordable housing, substance abuse treatment, employment training and other services for homeless individuals. “I think what we really need to do is direct staff to come up with a program that’s going to really, really result in addressing homelessness with work, with counseling, with housing, and ensure that we’ve got the funds for it and we’ve got an RFP (request for proposal) so that we can get the best possible project,” she said. Deputy Mayor Jack Feller said the new chief executive officer of Bread of

Life has a desire to educate, train and house a number of homeless residents, suggesting the organization as a possible “opportunity” for the people who would join the city’s work program. Mayor Peter Weiss thinks the work program is a “very good idea.” “Even if it takes two people off the street, I think it will have been a success,” he said. Keim said addressing the issue of homelessness in Oceanside and countywide is a “humongous challenge, but we have to start somewhere.” “I don’t know if this program is going to be successful,” Keim said. “It might not and there might be too many challenges, but you don’t succeed if you don’t try at all.” The program was approved 4-1 with Sanchez voting against it.

Matthews said. Walton argued that San Marcos, some six miles inland, is more connected to the ocean than critics would believe. He pointed to the fact that 25 percent of the city’s water supply comes from the new desalination plant, which would be devastated by an oil spill, and that the city’s western border is closer to the ocean than Oceanside’s eastern border. “Of course we are go-

ing to work on the other issues,” Walton said. “But I think residents expect us to take the lead on these major quality of life issues that might impact us and not shy away from them.” Supporters of the resolution said they were pleased that each of the council members voiced their opposition in offshore drilling. “I think it was powerful to hear each of the council members express their

opposition to drilling,” Bradshaw said. “We are going to hold (Jones) to her promise of holding a press conference and continue to take action on this issue. “Even if the process isn’t agreed upon by the council, it was powerful to see them state unequivocally that they oppose it,” Bradshaw said. San Marcos was the second inland city to take up the matter of offshore drilling in recent weeks. Escondido became the farthest inland city to weigh in on coastal drilling, voting 3-2 to support its resolution, with the vote falling along partisan lines. The ideological and partisan makeup of the San Marcos City Council has changed radically since Election Day. Previously, four of the council members were registered Republicans, and one, Chris Orlando, was a registered Democrat. Today, two of the council members are registered as Democrats — Walton and recently appointed Councilman Jay Petrek — and a third, Nunez, is not registered with either major party, but campaigned with Walton. But Petrek, who read a letter that he wrote to the Department of the Interior opposing offshore drilling, said he couldn’t support taking up the resolution unless San Marcos was along the coast or was given a petition with signatures of more than half of the city’s residents. “Sit back and look through the lens as what is my responsibility as someone who represents the city, and I see my responsibility as someone who collaborates with these four (council members) and the community on policies, programs and efforts to advance our city vision on what the city wants to be and where San Marcos wants to go,” Petrek said. “I can’t make connection based on what I feel my responsibility is.”

COMMUNITY MEMBER OPENING ON TRI-CITY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE The Tri-City Healthcare District Board of Directors currently has one community membership opening on the following working Committee: Finance, Operations & Planning Committee – one open community seat. This Committee meets monthly to review Hospital finances, operational issues and strategic planning issues, including but not limited to budgets, operating performance and proposals for new capital. Applicants should have a background in finance. If members of the public have an interest in serving as a community member on the above listed Committee, please send a resume or biography delineating your experience relevant to this Committee to: Teri Donnellan. Executive Assistant Tri-City Medical Center - Administration 4002 Vista Way Oceanside, CA 92056 Your information will be forwarded to the Chairperson of the Committee and Board Chairperson for review and consideration. After consideration by the full Committee, a recommendation will be forwarded to the full Board of Directors for final approval/ appointment. All appointments are voluntary and do not include compensation. Community members shall serve a term of two years, with an option to renew the appointment for one additional two year term. At the conclusion of the second term, the community member shall not be eligible to serve on the same Board Committee for at least two years. It is preferable that a community member shall be a member of no more than one Board Committee at a time. The Board of Directors of Tri-City Healthcare District desires to ensure that its Committee community members are knowledgeable as to the issues that face the District. Therefore, only applications submitted by persons residing within the boundaries of the Tri-City Healthcare District will be considered.


FEB. 22, 2019



Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ BELD BACK WITH VISTA CC

Vista Chamber of Commerce welcomes Rachel Beld back to Vista as Chamber CEO. Beld previously held several positions for more than 14 years in Vista from Parks and Recreation to Economic Development and spent the last two years with the city of Del Mar.


Baker Electric Home Energy hosts Solar Discovery Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 at 2140 Enterprise St., Escondido. This free event is all about getting educated before you buy solar. Learn from a lineup of experts including Baker Electric Home Energy, Tesla Energy, CURB Energy, SolarEdge, LG, Quick Mount PV, Dividend Solar, Wheelhouse Credit Union and Sunlight Financial. Don’t buy a solar system without learning about products, design, installation, warranties and financing. There will also be complimentary barbecue and fun for the youngsters. Guests are encouraged to register in advance at


Scripps Health will develop a new inpatient behavioral health facility, to be located in Chula Vista, in partnership with Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. It will be ready to receive patients in 2023, providing treatment for three times as many patients as its existing behavioral health unit at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego. Highlights include an increase in behavioral health inpatient bed capacity for San Diego County, a partnership for the region’s top health care provider with a provider of behavioral health services. The planned 120-bed facility eventually will replace Scripps Mercy Hospital’s current 36-bed inpatient behavioral health unit as part of a master development plan announced last year that addresses state seismic safety regulations. Scripps will continue to offer behavioral health support at all of its hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers on an ongoing basis.


Joe Narvaez has associated with the Carlsbad office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as an affiliate agent. He comes to the office with 13 years of real estate experience. Prior to affiliating with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, he was an agent with Sotheby’s. Active in his community, he has coached flag football for fifth and sixth graders.


Joseph Jones has associated with the Carlsbad

Office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as an affiliate agent. Prior to affiliating with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, he was a layout artist for an animation studio. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge. LOCAL LEADS 5K

The SpeakUp 5K, a nationwide event dedicating to ending the stigma around teenage mental illness, is coming back to the San Diego waterfront on April 14. It’s all thanks to the efforts of Jonny Gallagher, a Del Mar resident whose niece Cameron originally conceived of the race before she died suddenly at age 16. This year’s event will benefit mental and behavioral health services at Rady’s Children’s Hospital. Register at NEW DIRECTOR AT LIFE CARE

Life Care Center of Escondido, a nursing and rehabilitation center at 1980 Felicita Road, is welcoming Jennifer Haas as its new executive director.


Zachary Provost of Oceanside earned his bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Madeleine LiMandri of Rancho Santa Fe and Tristan Hixon of San Marcos, was named to the University of Dallas fall 2018 dean’s list. Natalie Winn of San Marcos was named to the Widener University 2018 dean’s list. Tufts University announced its dean’s list for fall 2018, including North County students William Glockner of Encinitas, Samuel Merson of Rancho Santa Fe, Lauren North of Solana Beach, Margot Richter of Encinitas and Megan Thode of Carlsbad. Rochester Institute of Technology named several North County students to the 2018 fall dean’s list, including Dante Nardo of Carlsbad, a game design and development major; Nicholas Gardner of San Marcos, computer science; Justin Vaughn of Carlsbad, game design and development; Shawn Struble of Oceanside, software engineering; Lindsey Mercier of Encinitas, medical illustration; and Lin Welsh of Encinitas, criminal justice.

FEB. 22, 2019


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Purchase or lease any new (previously untitled) Subaru and receive a complimentary factory scheduled maintenance plan for 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first.) See Subaru Added Security Maintenance Plan for intervals, coverages and limitations. Customer must take delivery before 12-31-2019 and reside within the promotional area. At participating dealers only. See dealer for program details and eligibility.

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FEB. 22, 2019


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Only $299 Two screenings for the price of one

with Coronary Artery Calcium Screenings Ruptured plaque has been found to cause 90% of all heart attacks. The American Heart Association recommends coronary

artery calcium screenings to predict cardiovascular disease that can lead to heart attack, chest pain or stroke. Tri-City Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Health Institute offers you and your loved ones two Heart Health Assessments (including a artery calcium screening) for the price of one during the month of February in honor of Heart Health Awareness month and our continued dedication to keeping our community healthy.

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• Lipid profile including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose


• Electrocardiogram (EKG) • Ultrafast Computed Tomography (CT) Coronary Calcium Screening

The American Heart Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline STEMI receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 24- month intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.

• Blood pressure and heart rate measurement • Body Mass Index (BMI) / Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR)


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