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The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies showcases the presidential inauguration tickets earlier this week. While tickets are meant to be free, scalpers are seeking to sell the tickets online for thousands of dollars. Image courtesy Joint Congressional Com-
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Daniel Nelson holds an autographed photo of Carrie Fisher as he attends a light saber memorial service for the late actress. Approximately 50 fans gathered to take part in a moving tribute for Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films, who passed away from a heart attack in December. The memorial was organized by the Lightsaber Team of Escondido at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Photo by Pat Cubel
Free presidential inauguration tickets can be costly By Tony Cagala
Current developments underway in North County are expected to add jobs, goods and services and additional tax revenues to city coffers. Photo by Steve Puterski
County’s economy expected to rise as developments continue By Steve Puterski
REGION — As the boom of commercial and industrial developments continues, the economic haul is also expected to rise. Building permits, tax revenue, business licenses and other factors will add more money to city coffers. Developers are in the midst of adding more than 1.5 million-square feet of space to North County. There are a number of major projects throughout the region including six in Carlsbad and three in Escondido. The financials, though,
are difficult to forecast, as much of the space is not yet ready for tenants. Still, Tucker Hohenstein, executive vice president San Diego Region of Colliers International and member of the San Diego North Economic Development Council, said the increase in activity is a welcome sign for the region’s economy. “There are a variety of benefits from delivery of new industrial buildings in the North County market,” Hohenstein said. Those include nearly a dozen fees associated with
construction. In addition, fees from developers help offset the cost of cities’ building departments. “Up and down the food chain, there is a lot of shortterm development,” Hohenstein said. “The fee component of the development is often overlooked as an economic benefit and often a strong benefit. There are probably over a dozen fees associated with a new project.” As for long-term benefits, all of those goods and services that flow into and out of an industrial building are valuable, Hohenstein noted. “The
reason industrial jobs are so important to the community is they are long-term providers of goods and services. The higher the wage paying jobs, the better.” “The No. 1 thing cities focus on is recruiting employers to build industrial manufacturing plants,” Hohenstein said. “It’s an economic benefit to the city. Those cities aren’t as economically prosperous as cities that have those.” Carlsbad’s place In Carlsbad,
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REGION — When Donald Trump gets sworn in as the country’s 45th president next Friday in Washington, D.C., a number of North County constituents that helped to put him there, or those wanting to witness another moment in history, will be in attendance. For Rep. Darrell Issa’s office, which oversees the county’s 49th District, requests to receive free tickets to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration began coming in immediately following the election, according to Calvin Moore, a spokesman for the longtime Republican congressman that represents the 49th congressional district in the county. Issa announced the availability of tickets through social media and online back on Nov. 15. “We had significant interest in tickets, many times more than the number of tickets we had available,” Moore said. “We encouraged people on social media and online to contact our office to have their names entered into the lottery. We have currently assigned all of our tickets from the lottery, but we do have a waiting list in case we have any cancellations.” The congressman
pulled names of constituents to receive free tickets out of a hat in early December. Of the 150 tickets that Issa’s office received to give away, the vast majority of tickets went to constituents in North County. “We also had a sizable number that were made available to constituents in the Orange County portion of our district as well,” Moore added. While their office doesn’t have any more tickets left, Moore suggested that if people were still interested in attending the event, they could contact Issa’s Washington office to get on the waiting list, where they would be updated if any new tickets became available. Last week, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) unveiled the look of the almost 250,000 tickets printed, which are color-coded for the various sections for viewing the ceremony. Moore said the tickets and the seating sections were given away randomly. Earlier this week, members of the house and the senate received the tickets to distribute to those constituents selected, according to a press release from the committee. TURN TO TICKETS ON 15
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Gaspar sworn in as new Dist. 3 supervisor By Aaron Burgin
SAN DIEGO — A week after officially being sworn into office, Kristin Gaspar and two other county supervisors were honored at a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony Monday morning at the County Administrative Building. Gaspar, who recently unseated incumbent Dist. 3 Supervisor Dave Roberts, was flanked by her husband, Paul, and their three children — Addison, Payton and Carson — as San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer administered the oath of office. Gaspar’s official first day in office was on Jan. 2, however, the Jan. 9 ceremony was a chance to celebrate the elections of Gaspar, Dist. 1 Supervisor Greg Cox and Dist. 2 Supervisor Dianne Jacob. In addition to Faulconer, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas, Sheriff Bill Gore and former mayor and media personality Roger Hedgecock were in attendance. The former Encinitas mayor outlined her goals for her first term on the board, including what she said would be her top priority: addressing homeless-
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer swears in former Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar, with her family at her side, as the new District 3 Supervisor on Monday. Screen shot courtesy County of San Diego
ness in San Diego County. Comparing the looming tasks to Florence Chadwick’s historic swim across the Catali-
na Channel — her first attempt aborted just a mile away from the shore due to heavy fog — Gaspar admonished the crowd
of dignitaries from across the region to never lose sight of the goal. “As we try to take on some
challenging issues throughout the region...we won’t always be able to see the land, but the main thing is that we have to keep our goal in sight, and before we ever enter the water, we have to establish our goal,” Gaspar said. “We can’t let the fog (obstacles) stop us short of reaching our goal. We have too much at stake.” Gaspar said the her priority will be to “create accountable plans to define a goal and produce results in the challenging areas of homelessness and regional public safety.” In order to combat the rise in homelessness, which has been seen both anecdotally and in recent homeless counts, Gaspar said the county must build on the existing network of individuals and organizations committed to addressing homelessness through collaboration, advocacy and careful allocation and realignment of resources. “We have to define the goal before we ever enter the water,” Gaspar said, continuing with the Chadwick analogy. “We have to keep pushing and we have to keep swimming because we have TURN TO GASPAR ON 15
As deadline looms, group continues to weigh lawsuit By Aaron Burgin
The City Council OKs a much contested water recycling plant at 1201 E. Washington Ave., in Escondido despite many complaints from residents. Photo by Tony Cagala
City Council OKs recycled water facility By Steve Puterski
ESCONDIDO — Despite dozens of protests and pleas, the City Council approved, 4-1, a conditional use permit, denying an appeal in the process, to relocate a recycled water facility. The reverse osmosis facility, which will be at 1201 E. Washington Ave., will add 2 million gallons per day of treated recycled water to the city’s system. It will provide advanced treatment of recycled water from the city’s Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (HARRF) station. However, residents cried foul on Wednesday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. More than 90 percent who spoke at the meeting were against the location, saying it doesn’t fit the surrounding area, as the plant is an industrial facility, which will sit in a residential and commercial neighborhood. None, though, said they didn’t believe the facility
is unwarranted as the city moves forward to diversify its water portfolio. It is the location that drew their ire. In addition, The Springs of Escondido, a senior living facility, will be less than 300 feet away from the plant. Numerous residents and Assistant General Manager Russell Nakaoka spoke against the location. One resident shouted at the council saying, “old lives matter” and “give a damn about us people.” “The Planning Commission had an issue with its visual compatibility,” Nakaoka said. “We have an active place and don’t want a monolithic facility. The city is large enough to find alternative areas.” Residents also suggested the council was approving the plant due to residents’ social-economic status and ethnicity. Many noted how the project was delayed last year when residents from the Chaparral Glen neighborhood objected.
However, the council said it wasn’t due to social status, but because the project would be within 10 feet of homes. As for the implications of social inequalities, Councilman Ed Gallo and Deputy Mayor John Masson defiantly and loudly shot down those claims. “When you bring up ethnicity, that really bugs me. That is B.S.,” Gallo said. “We don’t play that game,” Masson added. “Saying we are doing this because of social injustices … that crap doesn’t belong here.” Masson also asked to see evidence of the plant reducing property values, after residents made such claims. Gallo, meanwhile, said the plant would save the city $400 million, as it won’t have to expand its outfall. The two councilmen, along with Mayor Sam Abed and councilman Mike Morasco, said their decision
was based on the needs of the city. In addition, the majoriTURN TO FACILITY ON 8
SAN MARCOS — An environmental group said it was still considering filing a lawsuit to challenge the San Marcos approval of a residential development in the foothills on the eve of the deadline to do so. Dan Silver, the CEO of the Endangered Habitats League, said that the organization would “likely file,” a lawsuit challenging the 189-home San Marcos Highlands project, but was still weighing its options as of last week. The deadline for groups to challenge the city’s approval is Jan. 13, 30 days after the city approved the second reading and officially approved the project. The City Council originally voted 4-1 on Nov. 15 after a four-hour public hearing in which most of the speakers railed
against the project, citing environmental, traffic, open space preservation, wildlife protection and school overcrowding as flaws of the current project. Councilman Chris Orlando cast the lone dissenting vote. A search of the Superior Court’s register of actions show no cases filed against San Marcos related to the project, but at the Nov. 15 meeting, an attorney from at least one organization appeared and submitted a letter of opposition and a representative from another group attached themselves to their complaint letter. These letters are typically precursors to legal action. The Highlands project has been in the works TURN TO HIGHLANDS ON 15
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Look forward to the New Year By Dr. Glenn Mollette
I hope 2017 can be a good year for you. Whatever you can do to assist with the success of your year will be very helpful. A local businessman remarked recently, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” All of us are recipients of some bad luck throughout life. Often some of our bad luck is because of people we are associated with in our lives. What other people do greatly impacts us. A spouse, a parent, a child or work associate all affect us for good or bad. It’s good for us when people we are close to are successful and not so great when they mess up. However, the bottom line is that we must all individually take ownership of our lives. I used to write weekly for a Kentucky paper called Western Recorder. The editor of that paper Chauncey Daley was so great to me. I once submitted three stories one week and he sent them all back to me covered with red marks pointing out errors and things he didn’t like. It was a little painful but he was willing to invest his time to help me learn and be better.
In three years, GOP may be third choice in California California Focus By Thomas D. Elias
he election results were in more than month ago. Except in California and a couple of other states, Republican Donald Trump drew a robust number of presidential votes, enough to put him in the White House even if it fell well short of a plurality. But there was nothing robust about the performance of his party mates here in America’s largest state. They lost seats in the state Legislature and barely held onto piddline 14 out of 53 seats in California’s congressional delegation. Unless things change soon, they only promise to get worse and worse over the next few years for the state GOP. If past is prologue, the state’s Republican Party will soon become the third choice of Californians registered to vote — and 78 percent of those eligible to register are in fact registered — fully 19.4 million of us, according to the count delivered by Secretary of State Alex Padilla four days before November’s Election Day. That overall number is up about 1.2 million over the last four years, despite forecasts that far fewer people would sign up to vote this time because outgoing President Obama was not on the fall ballot. And yet the Republican number is way down. Over those same four years, the state’s GOP lost 312,000 voters even as population climbed and Trump spent much of May campaigning here, at many stops encouraging his supporters to register Republican. This was obviously not enough. For as Republican registration nosedived to just 26 percent of registered voters, Democratic registration was up about 775,000,
for a net gain of more than 1.1 million voters over their Republican rivals in just four years. How did this happen in a time when there was no dramatic demographic change and no one group had reason to be more motivated to register as voters than any other? One factor is the Republican brand. Starting in 1994, when the GOP and then-Gov. Pete Wilson got staunchly behind the anti-illegal immigrant Proposition 187, the party label has been anathema to the vast majority of Latinos and other
But more of them are choosing to switch to the NPP column than into the Democratic fold, which translates as a warning to the Dems: Don’t get smug. For the GOP isn’t losing voters just because of its brand. It’s hurting because it’s out of step with the majority of Californians, whose fall votes favored gun controls, legalized marijuana and higher tobacco taxes, just a few causes Republican Party officials refused to back. If a party gets too out of step with the voters its candidates seek to represent, it
is doomed. But many Republicans, voters and officials alike, prefer to stick to their very conservative guns, refusing to bend even a little on hardline stances they’ve long held. “We wouldn’t be offering a choice if we changed,” said one party official. In effect, they’re borrowing a line from the 19th Century Kentucky Sen. Henry Clay, who said “I’d rather be right than president” — and never became president despite three national runs. Like Clay, the GOP will keep losing elections unless and until it bends at least a little. And if it won’t bend to fit the preferences of the clear majority of California voters, it soon may have runoff spots in even fewer races than it did this fall. That’s the real meaning of all those complicated voter registration numbers. Email Thomas Elias at email@example.com. For more Elias columns, go to californiafocus.net.
are waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Wonderful to show up and take all your despair away you are going to spend most of your life in despair. Just remember that if you are able to move and think then you are not stuck. I do believe people get stuck. However, if you can think and can apply some activity you are not stuck. Use the mind and life that you have to act. Thoughts lead to action. Apply yourself. Put yourself into something that is meaningful and worthwhile. Serious action and application always net some results. If you want results get up and get going and do it most every day. The end result is that your next year will most likely see some very satisfying results. Most importantly don’t wait on someone to tell you what to do. Tell yourself what to do and do it, and look forward to 2017. Dr. Glenn Mollette is a syndicated columnist and author of eleven books. He is read in all 50 states.
Letters to the Editor Elias wrong about Obamacare Mr. (Thomas) Elias is perpetrating a false narrative and fake news concerning Trump’s reforms of Obamacare (“Dumping Obamacare would affect millions in state,” Dec. 23, 2016). It’s been a disaster as premiums are rising and insurance companies leave the exchange. Rep. (Joe) Wilson was right when he yelled out, “You lie!” during the State of the
If past is prologue, the state’s Republican Party will soon become the third choice of Californians registered to vote... groups with a significant immigrant populace. This means fewer and fewer new voters want to call themselves Republicans, even if they share some ideas and preferences with the GOP. In registration numbers, that created a huge shift into the “no party preference” (NPP) category, now the No. 3 choice for registered voters at 24.2 percent of registrants, barely 300,000 voters behind the Republican tally. Over four years, the NPP total is now about 25 percent above its level of four years ago, gaining more than 900,000 voters, the largest increase of any political group, or in this case, a non-group. There’s some comfort here for Democrats, who have seen many thousands of Republican voters convert to their column or drift into NPP-land. California voters, said party spokesman Michael Soller just before Election Day, “reject Republicans’ election lies and suppression tactics…”
Having anybody in our lives who cares enough about us to help us with anything is a real plus. We are better benefited from good advice when we seriously listen and make application. All advice is not necessarily helpful. We all get bad advice throughout life so it’s important to be discerning about what we are told and who is doing the teaching. Some of what we hear in life is repeated with almost inerrant credibility. For example eating badly will have eventual negative results on our health. We are told to watch our intake of sugar, fried food, and red meat and to simply use common sense on our daily portions. It’s good advice and it’s up to us to take it or leave it. We are told to exercise routinely because it’s good for our health. Nobody can make us exercise. We have to take responsibility for our physical fitness. The best way to have a great 2017 is to make our own decisions and take responsibility for our personal happiness. If you are waiting for a fortune to drop out of the sky you are wasting your time. If you
Union address (in 2009). The new HHS Secretary has comprehensive plans to reform the failed law. Millennials and other Americans across this country will rejoice as they have truly affordable healthcare in which they can fulfill all the conditions that Obama promised, but lied to our faces. Many of us lobbied Congress with great ideas to provide the best healthcare for our republic. Obama’s proposal was
leading us on the path to a socialist single-payer plan. Ms. (Hillary) Clinton favors this. It’s been a failure in Canada and Britain. Michael Moore suggests in his film, “Sicko” that we should all go to Cuba as it’s got the best healthcare system in the world. Mr. Moore goes to the Mayo Clinic when he suffers from heart problems or diabetes due to his obesity. Mark A. Peter, Solana Beach
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ViaSat’s newest satellite to increase internet speeds County coming to family’s aid after mobile home fire
By Steve Puterski
EL SEGUNDO — At a low-key press event, ViaSat revealed its latest and most advanced satellite, which will put the company on a path to be more competitive in the internet market. At Boeing’s satellite facility on Tuesday, ViaSat and Boeing executives engaged in an hour-long presentation about ViaSat-2’s capabilities, their business partnership, plus a tour of the facility highlighted by revealing the $350 million state-of-the-art satellite. The total project cost, meanwhile, is about $600 million and took three years to construct. However, no photos were allowed to preserve company and technological strategies. Nevertheless, ViaSat’s crown jewel stands 25-feet high, about 10 feet wide and, once its solar panels deploy in space, it will have a wingspan of 150 feet. Arianespace, a French company, will deliver the satellite on its Ariane 5 rocket. “We’re really evolving toward, what we believe, is the first global internet service provider,” said Dave Abrahamian, ViaSat’s director of space systems. “Our whole mantra for the past 10 years … is to reduce the cost per bit, increase capacity substantially so that satellite-base broadband is no longer the choice of last resort. We’ll move that ball significantly forward when we launch ViaSat-2.” ViaSat-2, meanwhile, will have two times more the capacity than ViaSat-1, which was the highest capacity ever launched in 2011, and increase speeds up to 300 gigabits per second (Gbps), seven times more coverage and customer download speeds up to 25 to 50Mbps. More capacity in the satellite increases the bandwidth, which enables faster internets speeds to consumers. With a successful launch, which is scheduled for March or April in French Guiana in South America, ViaSat-2 will expand the Carlsbad-based company’s reach across the Atlantic Ocean to the Middle East and the northern tip of South America. Alaska will be the only state not to receive coverage from ViaSat-2 due to the angle of Earth. “We don’t have to sacrifice capacity for coverage area,” Abrahamian explained. “We can also move capacity around. ViaSat-2 solves that problem.” In addition, the increase in ViaSat’s customer base is estimated to increase about two to threefold, said Keven Lippert, executive vice president of Satellite Systems and Corporate Development at ViaSat. Currently, the company has about 700,000 residential and commercial users on its ViaSat-1 satellite including more
By Steve Puterski
Carlsbad-based ViaSat is scheduled to launch its ViaSat-2 satellite in late March or early April. They partnered with Boeing to construct and test the satellite, which will increase ViaSat’s broadband internet performance. The photo is of two Boeing 702 satellites in its thermal vacuum. Courtesy photo
than 550 aircraft along with maritime vessels and the U.S. government. Its domestic airline portfolio includes United, JetBlue, Virgin America and most recently, American Airlines. “We won the American Airlines contract first for their 737… and then their entire mainline North American fleet,” Abrahamian added. “We think we can compete favorably with cable providers. The cost per user…, which is there metric, is greatly, greatly in our favor. There is no great efficient means of providing broadband in a large area than satellite.” Abrahamian said another advantage for the company comes from aircraft service. With the launch, and ViaSat’s European partner Eutelsat, 85 to 90 percent of all flight routes will be covered. Lippert, though, said the ultimate advantages of the new satellite will allow
the company to become more competitive in the internet market. Notably, ViaSat can challenge low- to mid-tier cable and DSL internet service providers. In addition, ViaSat-2 will begin to ease data caps currently in place. In other words, ViaSat-1’s capacity allows for up to 150 gigabytes of data per month, similar to cellphone data plans. Abrahamian, though, said ViaSat-2 will dovetail into ViaSat-3, the company’s most aggressive plan to date. The project will launch a trio of satellites for global coverage and could eliminate the data caps plaguing internet satellite companies. It will be the first satellite with one terabyte of capacity, which is larger than the more than 400 combined communicaTURN TO SATELLITE ON A13
Ride-share driver sentenced to jail, must register as sex offender By Steve Puterski
VISTA — A 37-year-old San Marcos man and former ride-sharing driver was sentenced up to one year in jail this month after he was arrested for groping and exposing himself to women. In addition to one year in jail, Jeremy Vague, 37, was sentenced to three years probation and must register as a sex offender. He pleaded guilty Dec. 1 to one felony count of false imprisonment and misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and indecent exposure. Both ride-sharing companies, Uber and Lyft, fired Vague after his arrest. According to Escondido Police Lt. Justin Murphy in an interview in September, he said an 18-year-old Palomar College student in San Marcos hailed Vague in his blue 2014 Town & Country minivan through Uber to take her home. Instead, authorities allege Vague turned off the application and took the woman to an
alternate destination where he sexual penetrated her with his hand. “Jeremy Vague was subsequently arrested at his home later the same evening,” Murphy said. On Sept. 7, Vague was working for Lyft and is alleged to have assaulted two women after taking pictures with them. He was accused of groping the women, which were college-aged, Murphy said. “Uber and Lyft have been cooperating with investigators throughout the process and are providing information requested through the legal process,” Murphy explained. Another female Palomar College student, meanwhile, avoided Vague’s attempt to lure her into his vehicle on Sept. 6, 2016 when she refused to accept a ride, Murphy said. He explained the woman had not used either Uber or Lyft to hail a ride. “This female refused
to get into the van and reported the incident to the Palomar College police department,” Murphy said. “Since there was no specific criminal violation during this incident, Vague was contacted and advised by police not to return to the campus.”
Vague played two seasons of college basketball at Utah State, according the team’s website, and coached girls basketball at Calvin Christian High School in Escondido for several years, according to reports. He no longer coaches the basketball team.
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ESCONDIDO — Residents from all over Escondido, San Diego County and, perhaps, the country, have stepped up to help a family who lost their 5-year-old daughter, Elizette Orozco, in a fire in December. A day after the blaze, 11-year-old Diego Floresvidal, the girl’s uncle, died at a local hospital, according to media reports. With the tragic loss of two children, a family friend started a GoFundMe page for the Flores family, which has raised more than $57,000 as of Tuesday. Donations ranged from $5 to $5,000 to help the family cover funeral expenses and personal items lost in the fire. The GoFundMe drive started with a goal of $10,000 about six hours after the fire. Just over eight hours later, the goal was increased to $15,000 due to the outpouring of support from those all over San Diego. More than $9,800 was raised in the first eight hours. The page’s creator, family friend Miles Firme, kept increasing the goal as people continued to support the families. On Dec. 29 at 12:36 a.m., the Escondido Fire and Police Departments responded to a structure fire with reports of victims trapped inside at the Green Crest Mobile Home Park, 541 W. 15th Ave., in Escondido. Upon arrival, firefighters and police officers found heavy fire and black smoke coming from the front doors and windows. Family members on scene confirmed two children were trapped inside
the home. Firefighters took action and requested second alarm, an air ambulance, and additional ground ambulances, according to the EFD. Two firefighters made entry to the rear of the structure where they quickly located Floresvidal. He was removed from the structure and firefighter paramedics and police officers waiting outside provided CPR, according to EFD Fire Chief Russ Knowles. Paramedics were able to restore a pulse, but the boy was declared brain dead one day later. Floresvidal was transported to Palomar Hospital and was later transferred to UCSD Medical Center by air ambulance. A total of eight residents were transported to local hospitals with injuries ranging from mild smoke inhalation to acute status CPR. After the fire was controlled, firefighters found the girl inside the mobile home. The fire was contained to the mobile home by a total of 42 firefighters including seven fire engines, three truck companies, six ambulances and four chief officers. The EFD was assisted by San Marcos Fire, Vista Fire and Mercy Air. The Red Cross was requested to provide assistance to the residents. The cause of the fire is undetermined, however it is possible the fire was caused by an electrical failure or a candle. No smoke detectors were found in the mobile home and there were no reports of a smoke alarm sounding.
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Where the learning things are Palomar College’s grounds services crews create a lush landscape of plants from all across the world, earning the campus a Level II Arboretum certification by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. Photos by
Palomar College’s flora, trees and plants have brought the campus into the green thumb spotlight By Aaron Burgin
SAN MARCOS — The transformation of Palomar College over the decades has not just been reserved to brick-and-mortar construction. Over the years, the campus has become home to one of the most unique collections of trees, plants and other flora — a fact that often goes unnoticed by students and faculty alike as they hustle to and from the newly fabricated buildings. Recently, however, the campus’ greenery received a prestigious certification, as Palomar College was recently certified as a Level II Arboretum by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program. Palomar College is the only community college to achieve the recognition, and one of only two college campuses statewide to achieve the designation, with UC Davis being the other. What makes the designation significant is that
while the college does have an arboretum — the Edwin and Francis Hunter Arboretum flanks the campus’ northeast side — this designation encompasses the 200-acre San Marcos campus in its entirety. “The fact that the entire campus is recognized as an arboretum... is very exciting,” said Joi Lin Blake, Palomar College superintendent/president. “This is a notable distinction that places Palomar as a leader in the county.” Below the freshly minted two-story and three-story buildings that have dotted the campus as part of the decade long building campaign, grounds services crews have created a lush landscape of plants from all across the world. A recently completed Polynesian garden Teaching and Learning Center contains exotic palms, screw pines, sweet potatoes, and “Arguably Palomar College has one of the greatest concentrations of plant diversity on public display within banana trees set against the a relatively small area in San Diego County, rivaled only by Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park backdrop of a faux-lava rain and San Diego Botanical Garden,” says Tony Rangel, the college’s current grounds services supervisor. water feature. Nearby, a garden of plants from Madagascar adorns the side of another building, with native, drought tolerant California landscape woven throughout. Towering bamboo and palms adorn the official arboretum and its stone pathways. And acres of coastal sage scrub set the backdrop for the college’s new baseball stadium. The collections and gardens — there are 31 different themed gardens throughout the campus — have been cultivated and cared for over the decades
by previous landscapers, arborists and grounds crews. Tony Rangel, the college’s current grounds services supervisor, said the certification is the culmination and recognition of that work, and speaks to the educational value of the collection, which he said teaches valuable lessons about conservation, proper landscaping techniques and appreciation of and awareness of endangered species. “We had an opportunity to basically make it a more formal effort, and solidifying the value of the collection to the community, and to show the com-
munity that we are not just growing a bunch of cool and interesting plants because we can,” Rangel said. “We are doing it as an educational opportunity. “An arboretum is a living museum, and you go to a museum to learn, so that’s pretty much tied into the fact that this is an institution of learning, and since we have to beautify the campus anyway, let’s do it in a way that offers the community, staff and faculty an opportunity to teach and a way to learn,” Rangel said. Rangel further stated, “The arboretum certification allows the college
to work more closely and efficiently on plant-based conservation and education projects with other like-minded institutions from across the country and the globe. The certification demonstrates that the plants on campus are more than landscaping — they are part of a classroom, teaching visitors about the importance of landscaping responsibly with non-invasive plants, native plants and plants adapted to our climate. As the campus grows and diversifies over the coming years, Palomar will continue to show that we recognize and are committed to treating our botanical gems as ambassadors for conservation.” Rangel said that the college understood the value of adding to its diverse cast of plants and landscaping over the years to complement the heavy construction brought along by Proposition M, the near$700 million bond measure approved in 2006 that has transformed the campus. “Arguably Palomar College has one of the greatest concentrations of plant diversity on public display within a relatively small area in San Diego County, rivaled only by Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park and San Diego Botanical Garden,” Rangel said. “It really speaks to the commitment of the college to striking the balance of bringing in plants that not only complement the building, but also benefit us in the areas of conservation, education and environmental stewardship.” For Level II accreditation, ArbNet requires that institutions have, among other things, an up-to-date database with a minimum of 100 woody plants and TURN TO ARBORETUM ON 8
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Marcella, the city’s economic development manager, said the uptick in commercial buildings is a sign the market has recognized growth opportunities in Carlsbad and North County. Although Carlsbad has the highest vacancy rate among the five cities — Escondido, Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos — in North County, the number has dropped steadily over the past five years. In fact, Carlsbad ended the third quarter of 2016 with a 6.9 percent vacancy rate, according to Chris Reutz, a research director for Colliers International. Marcella, though, reported the city’s vacancy rates are 2.5 percent in retail, 8.3 percent in industrial and 18.2 percent for office. “The vacancy rates have steadily been declining over the past five years,” she said “This shows confidence in our commercial real estate market and provides opportunities for growth of existing businesses and the establishment of new businesses here in Carlsbad. While we won’t have concrete numbers on the impact of this development activity until tenants are in place, we do expect to see dollars come from business licenses, TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) revenue and property tax.” Although Carlsbad sits No. 1 in vacancy rates, the city is undergoing numerous new projects to increase its high-end manufacturing, research and development and warehousing sectors. Reutz’s report said Carlsbad is the fastest growing submarket in San Diego County since the end of the recession. Also, Carlsbad average rent for industrial space is $1.08 per square foot, which is 1.9 percent higher than the third quarter of 2015. Reutz also noted the 390,204-square feet of space under construction is 22 percent of the total space being built in the county, and among submarkets not counting research and development Carlsbad is No. 1. “Many of these developments also include infrastructure improvements to the city’s streets and sidewalks, maintaining the city’s standards when new development is in place,” Marcella said. “The new buildings provide flexibility to businesses, offering more opportunities to find the space that best suits their company’s needs. As the portfolio of North County expands, a city is better able to help a broader population of businesses, from those starting out and needing a small space, to larger corporations looking to grow or move here for our quality of life and highly educated talent pool. Escondido In North County’s largest city, meanwhile, space is limited and difficult to rent, according to Management Analyst Michelle Gellar. Like Marcella and Hohenstein, Gellar said there
T he C oast News - I nland E dition is no way to determine the actual financial impacts of current projects until tenants move in. Still, the city landed its two largest projects in 10 years when La Jolla-based Badiee Development was approved for two large projects. “Obviously, jobs will be created and that will be the biggest impact to us,” Gellar said. “We are pretty heavy in retail. So when new developments that are geared more toward highend manufacturing, it diversifies our job base.” Although the city will miss out on sales tax from those industries, the trickle down effects are positive. Companies still must pay property taxes, water, but is a smaller slice. More jobs, higher paying employment increases spending and thus adds to sales tax revenues. “Sales tax will be generated in the supply chain,” Gellar added. “These employees are obviously getting gas, going out to lunch and getting these sorts of things. So that helps too.” Still, Escondido has the third-lowest vacancy rate for industrial at 2.8 percent, although it did increase by 0.4 percent over the second quarter of 2016. Rents, meanwhile, average $0.02 per square foot, which is second highest in North County behind Carlsbad, according to Reutz’s report, although rates did increase 12.2 percent from third quarter 2015. As for the new developments, Gellar stressed the importance of those additions to the city. “It is very needed,” she added. “We have companies … that unfortunately that had to leave Escondido because we didn’t have space for them to grow in to. Having nice, big industrial spaces will help us retain these businesses as they grow. The rest of North County As a whole, North County offers 52.7 million-square feet of industrial space with a 3.75 vacancy rate, which includes research and development facilities. Rental rates are going up faster in North County than anywhere else in San Diego County, according to Reutz. The average rate is $0.89, which is 3.5 percent higher than last year, while the county average increased by just one percent. Construction is “robust” as 415,970-square feet of space were completed in the first nine months of 2016. Another 605,363-square feet is currently under construction. Expansion is underway with Coca-Cola adding 193,800-square feet in Oceanside, a 21,359-square foot addition in Vista and three projects in Carlsbad. San Marcos, meanwhile, has the second highest vacancy rate at 4.55 percent, while Vista is the lowest at 1.7 percent followed by Oceanside at 1.96 percent. More than $100 million in sales of current buildings transpired in the first three quarters of 2106, Reutz reported.
Some favorite reads to start the New Year small talk jean gillette
here is, of course, never a bad time to read, but the holidays usually offers particularly splendid opportunities. I made the most of it, once I got the tree down and decorations stored, shamelessly devouring several books. If you are very lucky, you get books as a gift, which you are then clearly obliged to drop everything and read, right? The next best thing is a bookstore gift card, which I wasted no time cashing in.
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ho will North County Chargers fans support now on game day? After 15 years of evaluating sites in San Diego County for a new football stadium (including Oceanside), it seems the team has finally decided whether there’s a local solution to replacing the aging Qualcomm Stadium. As of the publishing of this column, it’s been reported that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has decided he’ll be filing for a team move to Los Angeles. This new development comes off the heels of a failed effort to move the Chargers to Carson in 2015, and a failed ballot measure to build a stadium in downtown San Diego last fall. Measure C, the NFL stadium measure on the November 2016 ballot, was crushed on Election Day — only 43 percent of voters cast ballots in support. Shortly thereafter, intense negotiations were held between the Chargers, the City of San Diego, San Diego County, and San Diego State University, which reportedly resulted in $375 million in financial support for a new football stadium, requiring a countywide public vote. I know a lot of Chargers are out there mourning over the team’s announcement. However, it’s important to remember that it’s ultimately not up to Dean Spanos — the final decision-maker is the collective will of the NFL ownership, which previously rejected Dean’s loud and splashy co-venture with the Oakland Raiders to move to Carson. It’s entirely possible that, given the fickle L.A. fan base and fragile efforts to expand the Rams brand last season, he may be given extra cash to try another stadium vote in San Diego, giving the Rams extra time to prove the viability of an NFL team in L.A.
Once read, my very favorite thing to do is pass the book along to a friend or at least tell them about the best ones. Hence, I am listing of some of my favorites from the last few months. I stumbled onto a delightful science fiction book called “A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers. It had a fascinating take on the future and the job of coexistence amon extremely different life forms. The story is set on a ship that bores tunnels creating wormholes for interstellar travel, and the crew is a glorious mix of fascinating alien species. It’s great fun. I indulged my newfound taste for mysteries with the first in the “Lady Hardcastle” mysteries by T.E. Kinsley. “A Quiet Life in the Country”
is just clever in both plot and character dialogue. Set in the 1930s, the marvelous pairing of a rich, middle-aged British widow and her best friend/lady’s maid who solve mysteries, kept me laughing throughout. Another mystery I recommend is “Broken Grace,” by E.C. Diskin. A woman loses her memory in a car crash leaving her boyfriend’s house and then discovers her boyfriend has been murdered. Her sister takes her in and a twisting, turning plot ensues. “The Sisterhood” by Helen Bryan is a great combination of historical fiction, mystery and art. Using a dual timeline, it tells of female oppression in the 16th century and the story of Menina, adopted by American parents, who ends up in Spain to finish her thesis on a little-known
artist who signs his work with the same image as a medallion Menina has had since birth. “The Things We Wish Were True,” by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen introduces some wonderful, very human characters, which grab your heart. During the summer at a North Carolina community pool, a near drowning brings the community together and the story is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Here’s hoping you can curl up with any of these, on paper or electronic device. As one cartoon puts it, “It’s like TV in your head!” Jean Gillette is a freelance writer whose books may have a couple of sticky fingerprints from Christmas cookie icing and fudge. Contact her at jgillette@ coastnewsgroup.com.
San Diego: Post-Chargers edition No one really knows, but yes, this is probably goodbye. I have mixed emotions about the move to L.A. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but the 49ers and Raiders never earned my fan support — my dad was a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan, and we used to get flack for that at family gatherings with my extended family members. When I moved to San Diego in 2007, I eagerly adopted the Chargers as my team — I wanted to support local in all aspects of my life, and
build roots here. The Rivers-LT-Gates era probably made that transition fairly easy. I couldn’t imagine making that transition now, as the team comes of a lackluster 5-11 season with uninspired play, coaching, and ugly injuries. Still, it was fun representing our home team on NFL Sunday, taking the Coaster from North County to downtown San Diego to watch all the games with friends. I still plan on doing that next season, but now as
a Las Vegas Raiders fan. I would never support a Los Angeles team, and I don’t think the Chargers ever did enough to support fans, our community, or work with our elected officials on building a new stadium. They’re no longer worthy of my support. Every Chargers fan in North County has a decision to make. What will yours be? Vince Vasquez is a newly-minted Las Vegas Raiders fan, and a Carlsbad resident.
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Robotics in hair restoration? It’s a buyer beware scenario OCEANSIDE — Robotics are becoming increasingly common in surgical procedures, and for good reason. However, no matter how efficient and precise a machine can be, when it comes to aesthetics there is no replacement for a highly skilled surgeon. Hair restoration is one such industry that is being flooded with robotic surgery, but its popularity doesn’t necessarily mean it’s your best choice. “Essentially what is happening is that robotic surgery is enabling less skilled surgeons to perform delicate procedures such as hair transplants,” Dan Wagner, CEO of MyHairTransplantMD said. “And when you are trying to visually recreate what God gave you, it’s just not going to happen with a robot. There are problems with it.” Currently there are two main methods for hair
transplant. Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG) and the more recent Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUG procedures, also known as the strip method, are done by taking a strip of a patient’s scalp and extracting donor harvesting from that strip. A robot cannot perform FUG procedures. FUE procedures, by contrast, involve extracting follicular units one hair at a time from the donor area. When it comes to FUE, Wagner advises patients to opt for the skill of a surgeon versus a robot. “The human eye can see things that a computer or robot can’t,” Wagner said. “At MyHairTransplantMD we pay the utmost attention to the artistic side of the procedure. We found that advanced technology is amazing, but in the wrong “Essentially what is happening is that robotic surgery is enabling less hands it yields bad results. skilled surgeons to perform delicate procedures such as hair transIf you’re looking for the plants,” says Dan Wagner, CEO of MyHairTransplantMD in Oceanside. highest aesthetics, the best Courtesy photo
That’s really our goal … and we’re headed.” As for Boeing’s role, the two companies partnered to build the satellite. ViaSat constructed the technology for its systems and the design, while Boeing built the satellite (a 702 high-power series) and performed the mandatory testing require-
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tion satellites currently in space. “I think the other point is our competition is more and more not other satellite companies,” Lippert said. “It’s DSL, cable and traditional telecom companies.
ments plus delivery to the launch site. Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International, and Ron Dukat, Boeing-ViaSat program director, said the partnership has flourished. “What we can offer customers like ViaSat is the best of the best,” Spiwak said.
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“Certain customers, like ViaSat, does certain proprietary information that they may not want to share that and we respect that.” As for the launch schedule, Abrahamian said ViaSat-2 had undergone and passed all testing performed by Boeing and is now waiting to be shipped to South America. Testing included temperature performances, where in space there is a 600-degree difference between light (300 degrees Fahrenheit) and shade (-300), noise exams up to 10,000 hertz and simulated space tests in Boeing’s thermal vacuum. “You get one shot at this,” Spiwak added. “These are 22,000 miles away so it’s a pretty rigorous test program so it makes sure it works for 15 years or whatever the design life is on orbit. You can’t go up there and fix it.” Once there, it will be fueled and launched into its orbital slot above the East Coast. However, ViaSat will conduct numerous systems tests once the satellite is in space and will not be operational for consumer use until fourth quarter 2017, Lippert added. “There will be improvements to the ViaSat-3 satellite class,” he said.
results, only a skilled surgeon can deliver that.” Hair restoration by robot is being offered more and more frequently at offices where FUE is just one of a menu of cosmetic procedures. “At MyHairTransplantMD, we do one thing and we do it extremely well,” Wagner said. “This isn’t something we decided to do on a whim or to keep up with the growing demand. It’s the only thing we do, and we stand by the results our surgeons deliver. Our team in particular has a more artistic approach than some of the other offices that might offer it.” Robotic surgery’s popularity is often attributed to the precision it offers and the elimination of the possibility for human error. However, robotic systems are prone to software and mechanical errors, and when you have less skilled surgeons performing sur-
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ty said it doesn’t make sense to spend millions for a new piece of land or put the facility at the Public Works Yard. Several residents put the yard forth as an alternative location, but Abed said the land is too valuable. He noted plans to develop it as a business park. Abed also said the San Diego Economic Development Council reported the development would bring in 1,000 jobs through light industrial and technology. He added its location, near state Route 78, Interstate 15 and a rail line, make it ideal for business development. “It is our obligation to do what is best for the city,” Abed explained. “We totally understand your concerns. That is why staff took their time and due diligence.” Councilwoman Olga Diaz was lone no vote and said the scope of the project caught her off guard as it move forward. She also appealed the Planning Commission’s ruling along with Escondido attorney Everett DeLano, although the two appeals are independent of each other.
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that a plant collection policy must be in place and collections defined. Palomar has more than 300 plants labeled and hundreds of species of seeds, including for several endangered plant varieties. ArbNet offers four levels of certification, with Level 1 being the lowest and Level 4 being the highest. Rangel said the variety of gardens also pro-
gery in any capacity, the chances for mistakes may increase exponentially. “To anyone who says that robotic surgery is the way to go, and that surgery performed by hand is out of date, I say that there is valuable difference when choosing a surgeon over a robot when it comes to hair restoration,” Wagner said. “Studies have proven the dangers that can be associated with robotic surgery in any field. We feel strongly that what we do here is best done by hand, and done best by highly skilled, trained and experienced surgeons.” M y H a i rTr a n s p l a n tMD is located at 2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 201 in Oceanside. For a complete explanation of pricing and procedures offered, or to schedule a free consultation, visit their website at myhairtransplantmd.com or call the office at (800) 262-2017. Diaz, though, agreed the city must expand its recycled water capabilities, especially since the water from this plant will be delivered for agricultural uses. However, she said the vision doesn’t fit with the area and will be delayed by a lawsuit. Resident Alfred Roebuck, who lives two blocks from the site, said an industrial facility near his home wasn’t what he “signed up for.” He explained of a chemical spill at another facility in 2012 and said even with safeguards, another accident could still occur. “You wouldn’t want it next to your home, so ask to build next to mine or theirs,” he said of his neighbors. The facility could also be expanded to three million gallons per day, should it be determined the city needs to increase its capacity. Two buildings would comprise the new plant, one consisting of 21,660-square feet and the other at 14,400 and housing the chemicals needed. In addition, above-ground storage tanks totaling 1.26 million gallons would be on site and range between 27 and 31 feet high.
vides educational experience for he and his crew, as like alchemist they seek to find the harmonious balance of native and non-native species that teem together across the campus. “Sometimes we succeed, other times we learn that two plants can’t co-exist in the same ecosystem,” Rangel said, leading a tour of the various gardens on a rainsoaked day. “We catalog it, make notes of it and work to do better. We are always learning.”
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The Osorno Volcano in the Los Lagos Region of Chile stands at 8,701 feet tall and is one of the most active volcanoes in the Chilean Andes. Its upper slopes are covered in glaciers. Many compare its appearance to Japan’s Mount Fuji. Photo by Kitty Morse
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lthough I have friends who have completely discarded the exercise of making resolutions at this time of year, I still find that hanging a new calendar on the wall (sometimes you just gotta see that whole month on paper) is a practice that begs introspec-
tion. I like to think about where I’ve been and where I might be going. I do know where I’ve been; I’m not sure about where the coming year may take me. And while some find this cause for anxiety, I find it a bit exciting. I like to think of the possibilities. For many years, my family has had to plan ahead and navigate around school and employment schedules. Now we have arrived at a time when these factors are less important and it feels good. But it’s still fun to plan a bit and at least make a wish list of destinations and some
goals about how to get there. At the top of my list is Botswana. I’ve researched Africa and found that Botswana is noted for its lack of conflict, commitment to the environment (38 percent of its lands are protected), excellent game-viewing and welcoming people (no visas required for U.S. residents). Botswana also is the setting for Alexander McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” a book series that I love. The author did a lot for
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A sampling of Pascal Bessetâ€™s salumi and truffle delights from Angelâ€™s Salumi & Truffles with a fresh baguette makes for one of lifeâ€™s simple, yet delicious pleasures. Photo by David Boylan
Introducing Angelâ€™s Salumi & Truffles South of France. In 2014 they opened their first distribution center and showroom in the Carlsbad Gateway Center â€” an innovative makers and wellness community. It provides locals a great
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a visit. Pascal is an iconic figure among the culinary community in San Diego. All the chefs I interview know or have heard of him and for good reason. Pascal began his career at age 17 as an apprentice in a five-star kitchen in Monte
ctually, for those foodies in the know, Angelâ€™s has been around since 2010 and youâ€™ve probably run into them at events like the Encinitas Foodie Fest, KAABOO, Best of North County, Best of San Diego, La Costa Film Festival, Master Chefs of France and the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Fest. Yeah, this is a hard working group of folks led by Pascal Besset, CEO and executive chef, who was born and raised in the
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i c t o r Magalhaes is the first to greet his customers at his family-style, Italian restaurant, Vittorioâ€™s, in the burgeoning Carmel Valley community just below Del Mar. Diners come from all over the county to enjoy the Italian food â€” much of it made from scratch. A unique feature of each entrĂŠe is the option of an individual size, or a large size, that will serve two or more diners at a discount. An extensive pasta menu includes: Tortelloni, Linguini, Ravioli, Rigatoni, Gnocchi, Lasagnaâ€Ś well I could go on and on. The pizzas are too extensive to list. Iâ€™d rather list the amazing number of top shelf wineries that Magalhaes has brought in the last year. Month in, month out, with the help of professional wine expert and vice president of the
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This coach’s aim is to keep people fit sports talk jay paris
The 26th annual Tri City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon runs Sunday beginning at 6:15 a.m. File photo by Steve Puterski
Runners to fill streets again during annual marathon By Steve Puterski
CARLSBAD — About 8,000 runners and walkers will once again take to the streets as part of the 26th
annual Tri City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon. The race features full and half marathons and
draws thousands of runners from across the country. There will be a Kids Marathon (one mile) at Legoland on Saturday. Sunday’s race begins at 6:15 a.m. with the full marathon (26.2 miles) followed by a 7:45 a.m. start for the half marathon (13.1). This year, though, will
see several additions to Sunday’s race including a beer garden for participants 21 and older. The garden is hosted by Ballast Point and was created after gather feedback, according to Nicole Mowat of In Motion Event Marketing and Management, the TURN TO MARATHON ON 15
ven old coaches can learn new tricks. R a y Johnson was proud of his healthy ways. His mornings arrived with a glass of orange juice and a big ol’ bagel. It was as normal to the winningest prep coach in San Diego County history as toasting another victory. Then Johnson felt the tug from his daughter. “Dad, that seems great but that’s a big shot of sugar with a ton of carbs,’’ Megan Johnson McCullough told him. So the kid took pops under her wing and all was not lost. Just his belly. “She questioned a lot of things I was eating,’’ Johnson said. There’s no question it was for the better. “He got rid of his beer gut,’’ she laughed. Smiles and shedding pounds is the norm at Johnson McCullough’s Every Body’s Fit in Oceanside. A former El Camino hoops star, she is coaching in another way. Instead of dishing advice to players, as she did as a girls basketball coach at Oceanside and Carlsbad highs, Johnson McCullough is working with all ages of both genders. “It’s kind of cool,’’ she said. “I’m still coaching but it’s just a different avenue.’’ Johnson McCullough is 30 going on 20. Her fitness level is off-the-charts and she has the body building trophies to prove it. But it wasn’t always
smooth sailing. After dipping her toe into the coaching world, she thought about a legal career. A stint as a paralegal proved otherwise. “I hated it,’’ she said. “It was awful.’’ She looked into the fitness world and something clicked. She met another woman who owned a workout studio and Johnson McCullough said, “why not me?” Five years ago Johnson McCullough found a spot and, of course, called her father with her idea. “I showed up with my Dad, ‘Will you co-sign for me?’’’ she said. “I was 25 and had no credit to my name. But the owner said, ‘You really look like a girl with a dream and I’ll give you a shot.’ Five years later it all worked out.’’ Now the gym is buzzing with activity, with everyone from a teenager getting ripped to a 75-year-old getting loose. But it wasn’t always that way. “At first I just waited, hoping for people to walk through the door,’’ she said. “About six months later it started picking up and now we are in a really good place.’’ Johnson McCullough’s approach is well-rounded. She organizes workouts, makes meal plans, gives inspirational chats in person or through social media. Just like preparing a team to be sharp, she wants her clients to be at their best. Or maybe she is just getting revenge. “She beats me up pretty good,” said John Farrell, her El Camino coach and a regular at Every Body’s Fit. “I’m not surprised she’s been so successful at this. She’s always been so driven to be the best in whatevTURN TO PARIS ON 15
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friend, Cesar Merline, a chef and Maitre Charcuterie, was his first mentor. Along the way, Pascal held executive chef positions at six different fivestar hotels in France and California. After making his mark in the culinary world as a chef, he founded Angel’s Salumi & Truffles and the rest, as they say, is history. His products can be found in many high-end restaurants, shops and gourmet food distributors around the country. The
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Estates Group of San Diego, Mindy Hewitson, event diners have been treated to a four-course custom dinner with accompanying premium wines. “I offer these dinners as a kind of thank you to my customers,” he confided. “I also hope that new diners will see the value and introduce themselves to our restaurant family through our wine dinners.” And a value they are! Most dinners are priced from $49.95 to $55.95 for a fixed custom four-course stylish dinner, with four to five wines generously poured. At times, the winemaker will make an appearance and lead the audience of diners through the vintage and harvest of the wines that are present-
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0:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 14, at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, during Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Artwalk. The shows include “WOOD: A Furniture Show VIII,” and “Full Circle: Three Penn State Photographers Exhibit 20 Years Later.” The PhotoArts Group features “Black & White” in the InnerSpace Gallery and in Studio 4, artist Tahlya Campo. For more information, visit escondidoarts.org/. POETRY BY THE SEA Encinitas Poet Laureate Trish Dugger and friends perform a free Poetry By The Sea event at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at 540 Cornish Drive. For more information, call (760) 845-8456 or email danny@salzhandler. com. PETER SPRAGUE TRIO Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series welcomes the Peter Sprague Trio performing Brazilian-style jazz at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. including singer and percussionist Leonard Patton and saxophonist Tripp Sprague. JAN. 15 JACK AT THE RACES Cowboy Jack and the North County Cowboys are performing at the Carlsbad Marathon from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 15, at 901 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad. JAN. 17
T he C oast News - I nland E dition business continues to grow with the addition of the distribution center, storefront, online shop, and tasting room located in Carlsbad. Pascal’s experience and passion can be tasted in each and every bit of his products. In case you are wondering, the word “Salumi” is simply the plural for Salami. Angel’s Salumi & Truffles was derived from Pascal’s childhood nickname, Angel. Their mission has always been to provide top quality, uniquely handcrafted salami, truffles and other gourmet products. All of their meats are cer-
tified antibiotic and free of steroid and growth hormones. The game meats are free range, cage free or wild. They exclusively use Berkshire pork for all their products. Berkshire pork originated hundreds of years ago in Britain and boasts more marbling, richer color, increased tenderness, moisture and flavor. At the family owned farms in Kansas, the pigs spend most of their time outside roaming free. Their venison hails from New Zealand farms, and is also humanely raised and antibiotic free. The same can be said for their farm raised
ducks and bison. So besides sourcing the best meats possible, Pascal obviously has the pedigree to turn them into amazing salumi. Slice some up with some good cheese and a fresh baguette and it is one of life’s simple, yet delicious pleasures — and with the confidence of knowing it was made by one of the best in the world at it. Their truffle products come from La Maison de la Truffle Crayssac, a French company founded in 1900 in Perigord, a region synonymous to truffles worldwide. Angel’s Salumi acquired Maison Crayssac to
bring this European tradition to the American dinner table. Crayssac manufactures products in France and Italy such as pearl caviar, sea salts, puree, peelings, Carpaccio and juice that are available through Angel’s as well. Their black and white oils, butters and salumi are processed locally here in California and are perfect in pasta, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes…you get the point. Adding truffles to the menu is a great way to impress guests at your next dinner party and a perfect gift for the foodies in your life. So speaking of perfect
gifts, much of what I spoke of here and more can be purchased online at angelssalumi.com. I would also highly suggest stopping by their showroom location in Carlsbad and meeting them in person at 5621 Palmer Way suite. Call for more details at (760) 931-1324.
this year for Vittorio’s will be a panorama of Italian wines Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. Diners will be treated to a fourcourse dinner highlighted by a Duck confit and fava bean risotto, with shaved Grana Padano cheese. It will be paired with an Italian Barolo from Piemonte, 2011. Cost is $55.95 per person. Be sure to call in a reservation soon at (858) 538-5884. Visit vittoriossandiego.com.
and tasting. Up to 18 different wineries per day will pair their best with gourmet food sampling. Single day “passports” are $78 per day, entitling the holder to up to 18 wineries per day. Two days gets you a discount with tastings from up to 36 wineries. Go to temeculawines.org. Tickets will be sold the day of the event, but the cost will be higher. You can learn how to participate in a shuttle service and other packages at the same web site.
and Sicilian wines with a custom pairing dinner. Cost is $75. RSVP at (760) 944-9000. The 6th annual Winter Wine Classic is at the Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara, Jan. 21 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Various prices start at $90. Taste over 200 wine samples plus gourmet food. Visit nightout.com/ events. Exploring Wine is the next wine course at San Diego State University starting Jan. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. It’s a foundation course for further education, part of a Professional Certificate in the Business of Wine. Cost is $339 or $369 after Jan. 13. Call (619) 2657378 for details. The WineSellar and Brasserie in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, brings in Dragonette Cellars, with founder John Dragonette,
Jan. 28 for a 6 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner. Dragonette is one of the best wineries in the California Central Coast; $99 per person. Call (858) 4509557 to make reservations.
Hewitson herself knows about as much as the winery owners and can speak from the experience of walking the walk through the vines. On a recent Miner Family Wines event, Hewitson spoke about the owner, Dave Miner and his beginnings in Napa Valley in 1993. A former Oracle tech exec, he quit to manage a winery, then started up Miner in 1996. In 2007, his wines were served in a White House Presidential dinner. She then walked us through Viognier, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and a beautiful red blend, Emily’s Cuvee ($38). Magalhaes also owns a sister restaurant in Rancho Bernardo, Capri Blu, which also produces excellent wine dinners. The first wine dinner NEW ARTIST AT LUX Lux Art Institute now features the art of Thomas Driscoll to its Education Pavilion, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. For more information, visit luxartinstitute.org/. JAN. 19 ‘ADDAMS FAMILY’ ON STAGE San Dieguito High School Academy will present “The Addams Family” musical at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 through Jan. 21, and Jan. 26 through Jan. 28 in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater, on the SDA campus, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Tickets $15 at seatyourself.biz/sandieguito. JAN. 20 COMMUNITY CONCERTS Tickets are available now as Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe welcomes Melinda Doolittle in concert Jan. 20. Tickets are available online at ccrsf.org or by mail with credit card or check: PO Box 2781, RSF, CA 92067. Ticket sales for the April 1 ‘non-series’ CCRSF concert, featuring Equinox Little Big Band, will begin Jan. 20 at the Melinda Doolittle concert. MARK THE CALENDAR DR. BRONNER’S RECORD LAUNCH Dr. Bronner’s Vista-based natural soap company, will host a record release party from 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 25 at the Music Box, 1337 India St., San Diego, for “Sisters & Brothers.” Tickets are $15, VIP Party tickets are
Temecula Barrel Tasting 2017 Temecula Wine Country is starting the year out by rolling out the barrels and giving guests a chance to test taste before the vintages get to market. Current releases will also be poured at their annual barrel tasting, Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a self-guided tour $50, at musicboxsd.com. The event will feature food by Cafe Gratitude, and organic beer and wine. GOING GREEK Get tickets now for Oceanside Theatre Company’s “Eurydice,” running Feb. 10 to Feb. 26 at The Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 online or at the box office. For more information, visit oceansidetheatre.org or call (760) 433-8900. R.E.A.D. Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) book club for children, ages 9 to 12, will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Turrentine Room to explore Laurel Snyder’s novel, “Bigger than a Bread Box.” Registration is required at library.escondido.org/register.
Wine Bytes Firenze Trattoria in Encinitas is planning an Evening in Tuscany wine dinner with personality Marco Barat, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. The wine pairing dinner will choose an exceptional lineup of Tuscan
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COMMUNITY MEMBER OPENING(S) ON TRI-CITY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE The Tri-City Healthcare District Board of Directors currently has community membership opening(s) on the following working Board Committee: Governance & Legislative Committee. This Committee meets monthly or as needed to monitor developments in governance best practices, make recommendations to the District’s Board of Directors (“Board”) on governance matters referred to it, and monitor, report upon, and make recommendations to the Board regarding state and federal legislative developments related to District and hospital governance, legislative affairs and advocacy. Tri-City Healthcare District desires to ensure that its Committee community members are knowledgeable in the area of Governance & Legislative Affairs oversight. The committee will respond to Board requests, monitor developments in, report upon and make recommendations to the Board regarding the following: a. Changes in best practices and legal requirements relating to healthcare district governance and healthcare reform initiatives; b. The District’s governing documents, including Bylaws, Policies, Committee charters, and other governance or policy matters as requested by the Board; c. Proposed amendments to the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations and Privilege Cards and Medical Staff Bylaws. Legislative Affairs Oversight may include but not be limited to the following: a. Significant changes to state and federal laws, rules and regulations and accreditation standards applicable to the District, with special attention to the legislative and policy agendas of associations of which the District is a member (e.g., Association of California Healthcare Districts and California Hospital Association); b. Actions to be taken to address or implement legislative or regulatory changes proposed, pending or enacted, including advocacy efforts. If members of the public believe they are knowledgeable in this area and have an interest in serving as a community member on the above listed Board Committee, please send a brief resume or biography delineating your background and/or experience relevant to the Committee, along with a cover letter stating your intent to serve on the 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 and interviews with members of the Committee will be scheduled. The Committee’s recommendation will then 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 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. Only applications submitted by persons residing within the boundaries of the Tri-City Healthcare District will be considered. 01/17
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JAN. 13 LIFELONG LEARNING MiraCosta College lifelong learning group, LIFE Lectures, is hosting two speakers starting at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 exploring China’s economic impact on the global market and at 2:30 p.m. will discuss Rancho Guajome, at the college’s Oceanside campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. #1000. Purchase a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot 1A, and park in lots 1A or 1B. Visit miracosta.edu/life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972. LEGACY USERS The North San Diego County Genealogical Society Legacy Users Group, will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at Carlsbad Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. The group is free and new users of this genealogy program are welcome. For information e-mail email@example.com or call (760) 743-3660. ALL THAT GLITTERS A gem faire will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. Jan. 14 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 15, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. A weekend pass is $7. Exhibitors from around the world, jewelry repair and cleaning while you shop. For more information, visit gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300. HAVE YOUR SAY The draft EIR for the North Coast Highway 101 Streetscape, put out by the Encinitas Public Works
Department, is open for public comment until Jan. 16. For more information, contact Stephanie Kellar, city project manager at (760) 633-2839. JAN. 14 WEST COAST FUNNIES See The West Coast Funnies with Kurt Swann starring Don McMillan from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Carlsbad Village Theatre, 2822 State St., Carlsbad. The comedy variety show blends sketch, satirical and stand-up comedy. Tickets are $20 in advance at westcoastfunnies.com, $25 at door. DAY OF NATURE Bird Watching and a Walk in the Valley is the next event of the Sikes Saturday Series at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido. Learn to identify birds, enjoy a brief talk and then hike the San Pasqual Valley with Tom Trowbridge of the Palomar Audubon Society as you become a birding naturalist. Register at sikesadobe.org. For more information, visit palomaraudubon.org ADOBE ART CLASS Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead also offers “Drawing and Painting History” for children 6 to 12 years at 1 p.m. Jan. 14, Hosted by artist Chris Clark and supplies are provided. Cost is $5. Register at sikesadobe.org. TRAIL CLEAN UP Join Preserve Calavera for a work session from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14 to remove eucalyptus debris from our restoration site on Village H in Carlsbad. Meet at the Trailhead at Victoria Avenue and Carls-
bad Village Drive, Carlsbad. Wear long-sleeved shirt and pants, sturdy work shoes, hat. Bring water, sunscreen, gloves and rakes if you have them. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church, 1819 Redwing St., San Marcos. The cost is $15. For reservations, call Donna at (760) 432-0772 or Linda at (760) 685-1588. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, go to stonecroft.org.
JAN. 15 THE GIFT OF LIFE The American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors after low donations in November and December. Donations are critically needed now so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. For more information on National Blood Donor Month or to make an appointment, visit sandiegobloodbank.org or call (800) 4MY-SDBB.
JAN. 17 YOUR FAMILY AND THE DIGITAL WORLD RSVP by Jan. 17 for an informative and interactive session, “Managing Your Family’s Digital World” at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at La Costa Heights Elementary School, 3035 Levante St., Carlsbad. A free pizza dinner is included with RSVP to http:/bit.ly/DigitalWorldLCH.
CELEBRATING DR. KING The community is invited to a celebration service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 11 a.m. Jan. 16 at Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding St., Carlsbad. For more information, call (760) 729-2331 or visit carlsbadcommunitychurch.com. CHRISTIAN ORIGINS St. Augustine’s Ecumenical Catholic Communion in Carlsbad will host a monthly Study Opportunity Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 16 at the Prince of Peace Abbey, 650 Benet Hill Road, Oceanside. Cost is by donation. For information or registeration, contact Fr. Larry at saintauggies@ gmail.com. CHRISTIAN WOMEN The San Marcos — Vista Christian Women’s Club will meet with a speaker, fashion show and music at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at Meadowlark Community
JAN. 18 GOP CLUB HOSTS KERN The Republican Club of Ocean Hills will host Oceanside City Councilmember, the Honorable Jerry Kern at noon Jan. 18 at the Broken Yolk Café, 2434 Vista Way, Oceanside. The business portion of the meeting, including speaker, begins at 1 p.m. RSVP by contacting Colleen at (760) 842-8735. Check us out on Facebook as Republican Club of Ocean Hills. JAN. 19 PENDLETON CELEBRATES 75 YEARS Oceanside Chamber of Commerce invites the community to the unveiling of its newest publication, Camp Pendleton’s 75 Anniversary Magazine
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LACROSSE SIGNUPS Registration for Encinitas Mustangs Lacrosse Spring 2017 Boys and Girls is now open at encinitaslax.org The league will be fielding boys (fifth to eighth grade) and girls (sixth to eighth grade) teams of all skill levels.
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RICHARD SCHATZ HEART HEALTH Del Mar SeaCoast Republican Women Federated will host an evening with cardiologist and inventor of the coronary heart stent, Dr. Richard Schatz, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Club House Drive, Rancho Santa Fe. Cost is $25 per person includes appetizers and one glass of wine. Reservation required, names submitted to the gate at Del Mar County Club. Contact Terry Minasian at (858) 481-8904 or email@example.com . P O S T- PA RT U M CLASS Register now for an “Understanding Your Mommy Body” workshop led by Level4 Physical Therapy & Performance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at 2712 Gateway Road, Carlsbad, in Bressi Ranch. Reservations required at (760)503-4440 level4pt. com. SAY YES Youth Enrichment Services (YES) will meet at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Carlsbad Police Department Safety Center, 2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad. A light breakfast will
be provided by Carlsbad Police Department. MARK THE CALENDAR STATE OF THE CITY Join the Vista Chamber of Commerce at 11 a.m. Jan. 23 at the Civic Center for the 2017 State of the Community luncheon. Cost is $60 per person. For reservations, call (760) 7261122. BIKES AND BEER Join the Vista fundraiser bicycle ride, Bicicletas and Cervezas, at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22, to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington D.C. Registration at 200 Main St., Vista, with course talk at 10 a.m. Brewery Stops include Pizza Port, Rip Current Brewing Co., Backstreet Brewery, Toolbox Brewing, Belching Beaver and Tavern & Grill. SATURDAY HISTORY The next event of the Sikes Saturday Series will feature “Dangerous Snakes of San Diego County” at 10 a.m. Jan. 21, and at 1 p.m. Jan. 21, “Early San Diego History - Adobes, and Lighthouses,” at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido. Register at sikesadobe.org. For more information, visit palomaraudubon.org. GET TO THE GARDEN The Kids in the Garden classes begin again from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11, at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive. Class fee is $5 per child age 3 and over, and $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required at farmerjonesavbg@gmail. com or (760) 822-6824. ‘SWEETEST’ RACE Runners can register now for “San Diego’s Sweetest Race,” the Vista Strawberry Run May 28. All racers can direct $3 of their registration fee to a school or charity of their choice. Register online at firstname.lastname@example.org/. PRE-TEEN BOOK CLUB Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade book club for children, ages 9 to 12, will meet Jan. 27, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Laurel Snyder’s novel, “Bigger than a Bread Box.” Registration is required at library.escondido.org/register.
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U.S. Senators receive almost 400 tickets to offer to constituents, according to a source familiar with the ticketing process. Ticket requests made to California’s house and senate members came in at a high volume, with a large amount of requests coming in well before Election Day. Though the source couldn’t say whether it was an anomaly compared to years past. “I don’t know if people were expecting the election to go one way,” the source said, adding that offices don’t ask constituents for their party affiliation when ticket requests are made. Each person, including children, attending the ceremonies taking place on the Capitol grounds, are required to have a ticket.
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er she’s doing. “She always guarded the best player on the other team, she was our top scorer and she was always up at 5 a.m. for shooting practice.” Now she aims for physical fitness reaching everyone in her longtime community. “I have former teachers, coaches, players coming in so it has a very lo-
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firm who operates the marathon. “It will be in the finish festival,” she said. “We do that with other events and it was something that was requested by our runners. It was a last-minute thing, so it was a surprise.” The full marathon will run from The Shoppes at Carlsbad, through Carlsbad Village then down Coast Highway to La Costa Avenue and also along Palomar Airport Road to El Camino Real. The half marathon has the same starting route, but turns around on Coast Highway just north of Poinsettia Lane. The full marathon is a qualifier for the prestigious Boston Marathon, while the half marathon is part of the triple-crown series in San
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putting Botswana on the public’s travel radar, so I’m hoping that, if we go, we won’t see a lot of others like ourselves. Also on the list are Iceland and southern Chile and Argentina. All three countries appear on recent popular mustsee lists, but my incentive has been fired by friends who have been there. It’s mostly the outdoor splendor they describe that has the allure — the mountains, meadows, glaciers, ocean — and the wildlife. Last on my list, for now, is a road trip through North and South Carolina, Georgia, and perhaps Florida — St. Augustine and the
T he C oast News - I nland E dition Tickets, while free and which aren’t meant to be purchased, have begun showing up online. On one website tickets are being sold anywhere from $700 up to $9,000 depending on the viewing sections. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in fact, while serving as the chairman of the JCCIC, introduced legislation back in 2008 to ban the sales and counterfeiting of inaugural tickets. While the bill didn’t pass, online auction sites as eBay and StubHub announced at the time that sales of the inaugural swearing in tickets wouldn’t be allowed on their sites. However a posting on eBay lists two inauguration tickets for $1,800, or best offer. It is still possible to request tickets by calling the offices Feinstein and new-
ly-elected Sen. Kamala Harris. Some other tickets may become available through the offices of Issa and Rep. Duncan D. Hunter as well. According to several national media reports, a number of protests against the Trump presidency have been planned for Washington, D.C., during the inauguration, and in other cities as Seattle, San Francisco and New York. ANSWER SanDiego, the local chapter of ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, is planning a Jan. 20 march at noon in downtown from Park Boulevard to the federal building on Front Street. “We want to send a clear message to the Trump administration that we will not allow business as usual,” the group’s Facebook post reads.
cal feel to it,’’ Johnson McCullough said. “It’s fun and I really enjoy it. It’s not like going to work. “I’m a wellness coach. I let people know I will be with them through their fitness journey as they build habits that become established, that will last and lead to lifestyle changes.’’ Johnson can feel it. So can others patting the spot where his belly once resided. “She’s pretty good at
taking you to the limit,” said Johnson, an assistant men’s coach at Cal State San Marcos. “She knows how to get to muscle groups you haven’t used and revitalize some old body parts.’’ That game plan makes sense, from one coach to another.
Diego. The other two are in La Jolla in April and America’s Finest City (San Diego) in August. As for the weather, Mowat said it appears the race will dodge any issues. “It’s been kind of a crummy week,” she added. “It appears it will be clearing up and so far its telling us it will be a nice weekend.” In addition to the beer garden, other new items for participants include a high-quality pullover shirt along with being the winner of the Carlsbad Marathon Golden Ticket, which includes a massage, sandals, apparel, gift cards and more. Road closures in Carlsbad, meanwhile, run Sunday from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are as follows: • Marron Road between Monroe Street and Jefferson Street.
• Monroe Street between Marron Road and Carlsbad Village Drive. • Jefferson Street between Marron Road and Laguna Drive. • Laguna Drive between Jefferson Street and State Street. • State Street between Laguna Drive and Carlsbad Boulevard. • Carlsbad Blvd. all lanes between Buena Vista Lagoon and La Costa Avenue. • Avenida Encinas between Cannon Road and Palomar Airport Road. • Poinsettia Lane between Avenida Encinas and Carlsbad Boulevard. • Palomar Airport Road between Carlsbad Boulevard and El Camino Real (both directions from Carlsbad Boulevard to Avenida Encinas then eastbound lanes only from Avenida Encinas to El Camino Real).
Keys. It’s mostly the history that calls us to these places, as well as a kangaroo preserve. (Stay tuned.) Though I’ve visited all these states before, it’s been a while and there is more to see, including friends and family. If time permits, I’ll add Washington, D.C. One goal I’d like to accomplish this year: Learn to pack light. My dream has always been to travel for weeks with only a backpack and perhaps a purse, but those days may be gone. I do think I could probably get by with just a carry-on and a backpack. I’ve been researching this, too, and everyone has their packing tricks. In general, most recommend traveling to some-
place warm (summer clothes don’t take up much room); packing lightweight clothes (wash and dry easily) and those with a limited color palate (everything goes with everything). Take items that serve more than one purpose and wear everything twice anyway. Take no more than two pairs of shoes and wear your hikers on the plane. Leave your jewelry at home, as well as most electronics. The latter can eat up time that you’d otherwise spend exploring, talking to locals or just getting deep into the present — wherever that may be.
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E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash@ coastnewsgroup.com
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for more than 30 years since Farouk Kubba purchased the property in 1981. Kubba originally proposed a 275-home development in 1990, but over time he has reduced the number of homes with each iteration of the proj-
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to meet that goal.” Gaspar said that since she was declared the victor in December she had reached out to Faulconer, whose role, she said, is critical in her vision of getting a handle on the county’s homeless issue. “Any plan that has to deal with homelessness has to involve the city of San Diego,” Gaspar said. Faulconer, who called Gaspar’s energy and drive “contagious,” said he shared Gaspar’s passion on the homeless issue, calling it critical to the county’s stability. “For us to succeed the county and the city have to be working close together,” said Faulconer. “The focus is now providing help to the women and men and families who need it.
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don’t even know what that even is. I’m sure there’s good stuff everywhere but I have no clue what it even is or where it even came from.” For Winston, simplicity has always been the key to a career in which he’s used his passions and inspirations to forge his creative path, whether it’s the weather patterns of his native Montana, cats, slack-key guitar, Vince Guaraldi, the Doors or the music and culture of New Orleans. Winston is also quick to throw his efforts behind numerous charitable causes. Proceeds for CDs sold at his shows go to local food kitchens and concert attendees are always encouraged to bring canned food to donate to the aforementioned food pantries. There are also a string of benefit albums Winston has recorded that helped out those who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks (“Remembrance — A Memorial Benefit”), victims of Hurricane Katrina (“Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions: A Hurricane Relief Benefit”) and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill (“Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2: A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit”). And while some may view his unerring willingness to throw his efforts behind various charitable causes as being slightly New Agey, Winston is rather nonchalant about why he chooses to help out in this manner. “My job is to try and clean up a mess after it happens. I’m not really a changer or preventer. Stuff happens and I try to
ect before finally settling on the 189-home version that received the Planning Commission approval in September. It was revived in late 2014 after developers temporarily shelved the plans, and has been very controversial in the communities immediately surrounding the project, which is proposed on 262 acres north-
west of Palomar College. Consultants representing Kubba said that each variation of the project has improved its impact on the surrounding habitat, and that the current project calls to preserve 240 acres of open space. But opponents said the improvements don’t go far enough.
“There are a lot of well meaning, great providers and institutions. How do we weave all that together? How are we making sure that we are providing the
dollars and the wraparound services, mental health in particular and substance
abuse, that really not only gets people off of the street, but in permanent and supportive housing.” Gaspar’s speech capped a ceremony that saw Jacob and Cox sworn into office for the final time in their lengthy careers on the board due to term limits. Cox was sworn in by his wife, former Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, and Jacob was sworn in by Gore. Jacob, in a nod to Gaspar’s joining the board, which was previously composed of four men and one woman, said she was looking forward to having the junior member aboard. “It’s not just me and the boys anymore,” she said. The ceremonies began with the Gaspar children reciting the pledge of allegiance.
do something like a benefit to help out. That’s my area,” he said. Winston’s latest release is the three-song “Spring Carousel — A Cancer Research Benefit” that was released as an EP earlier this year. Available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, 100 percent of his artist royalties will go to benefit cancer research. The latest effort strikes close to home because Winston was working on this project after being diagnosed with having a low platelet count. Having already survived thyroid and skin cancer, he flew to California-based City of Hope, a private, not-for-profit clinical research/medical treatment/graduate medical school for a bone marrow transplant. Not only was he successfully treated, Winston got musically inspired. “It was great being there. It was a bone marrow transplant, which is not surgical. I don’t know if it’s harder or easier but it doesn’t involve surgery. I think I had it super-easy compared to a lot of people,” Winston observed. “I’m sure it was harder than I remember. I’ll do whatever it takes to get the music good besides drugs or drinking. I had treatment at City Hope in 2013. I was recovering and staying close by. They have a village, so then you can just walk to your doctor’s appointment. It’s like their hotel, so I was just at the piano every night and these songs just kind of emerged. That whole experience took place on their grounds, in their lecture room on their piano.
It was very serendipitous.” For this current tour, Winston is playing what he calls a “winter show,” which will feature him playing solo on his trademark nine-foot Steinway. From there, Winston will play fall and winter-themed songs mixed with Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces with stride piano, folk piano and New Orleans-influenced music. Or as he puts it, “kind of a mixture of where I’m coming from musically.” Aside from the plan to release a full-length 2-CD version of the “Spring Carousel” EP, Winston has loose plans to eventually do a follow-up to 2002’s “Night Divides the Day — The Music of the Doors” and a long-planned project of songs either written by or inspired by New Orleans piano legend Professor Longhair. But it’s about as close as he’ll get to actually planning anything, as Winston is of the mindset that inspiration comes at its own pace. “If a song happens that’s original or a song of somebody’s to interpret, it’s all something that I notice. That’s serendipity but I’ve got to get the fingers going so that I’m able to play (it),” he said. “Some things take a long time. It’s really just like watching the weather. When it snows, we do certain things and when it rains, we do certain things. It’s kind of like reacting to what the music tells me what to do. It’s not an entity, but it’s like one. It’s of me but not of me. It’s one of those indefinable things. It is what it is or isn’t what it isn’t. It’s neither is nor is what it is or isn’t.”
Any plan that has to deal with homelessness has to involve the city of San Diego.” Kristin Gaspar Dist. 3 Supervisor
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JAN. 13, 2017 TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Keep situations mellow. Emotional matters will ﬂare up quickly if you aren’t careful how you handle loved ones. Don’t leave room for complaint. Finish what you start.
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The Jonathan Tarr Foundation is an education based non profit located in Encinitas, California recognizing the potential and rewarding the determination of students not normally identified for academic achievement upon graduating from non-traditional and traditional high schools. JTF provides scholarships, workshops, and resources to help students succeed in college or career programs. http://jonathantarrfoundation.org
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