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Arts, makers village pitched by developer Council hears plan for 9 acres in San Marcos By Aaron Burgin

Spivey’s concept will consist of turning the Ritz — which opened for business in 1937 — into a mixed center for the musical and performing arts, as well as a single-screen movie theater. For the time being calling the proposed project “The Grand,” Spivey said that the church’s name is not

SAN MARCOS — Nearly nine acres of vacant land at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Linda Vista Drive in San Marcos is poised to become a thriving village anchored by arts, makers, craft brewers and distillers, schools and an interactive park at its core. This is the vision Shaheen Sadeghi delivered to the City Council as the plan for the 8.97-acre property adjacent to the 78 Freeway that his group, LAB Holding, LLC, agreed to purchase from the city at the July 10 City Council meeting. “We really want this to become the backyard of this community,” Sadeghi said. Sadeghi’s company has been the driving force behind a number of innovative small-retail and food-centric concepts in Orange County, such as the popular Anaheim Packing House and the Costa Mesa LAB Anti-Mall and The CAMP Eco Retail centers. His group said the inspiration for the San Marcos proposal was a concept they planned in Arizona that fell through based on the 19th Century Roycroft community of craft workers and artists in New York. “We’ve seen this movement across the country where people are back and making things, and it’s very exciting,” Sadeghi said, citing North County’s huge craft beer presence as an example. “We want to gather these folks, create




Vista resident Amelia Brodka is a champion skateboarder and a committed humanitarian. Here she catches serious air at the 2017 Supergirl Skate Pro vert contest in Oceanside. At this weekend’s event, Brodka will be the emcee of “Curb Queens,” a street-style skateboarding competition for females only. Story on Page 6. Photo by Steinmetz for ASA Entertainment

Church’s proposal for historic theater spurs debate By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — It’s served as a single-screen movie theater and as a mecca for the showing of adult films in the 1970s, back when it was known as the Pussycat Theater. Back in its days as the Pussycat, in fact, the theater manager was arrested for obscenity in 1973 for screening the film “Deep Throat.”

But the historic Ritz Theatre located at 307 E Grand Avenue in Escondido, first and foremost, has sat mostly dormant for nearly two decades. Tim Spivey — lead planter and minister at Escondido’s New Vintage Church, member of the San Pasqual Union School District’s governing board, and adjunct professor at Malibu’s

Pepperdine University — hopes to change that and has brought a proposal for doing so to the Escondido Historic Preservation Commission. That proposal was presented before the Historic Preservation Commission for the first time on July 19 by its lead architect, Tim Cruz, who works at the firm Plain Joe Studios. If all goes according to plan,

Fire chief: Residents must embrace ‘fire environment’ By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — Vista fire Chief Jeff Hahn shared important fire safety tips and information during a July 10 Vista Rotary Club meeting at the Shadowridge Golf Club. During his career as a firefighter, Hahn said, there historically used to be

MIT grad first in family to attend college By Bianca Kaplanek

a fire season when vegetation would dry out becoming prone to catching fire. Back in the day, there was more moisture with the rains, he said. Right around July, less moisture was in the environment, and then TURN TO FIRE CHIEF ON 9

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SAN MARCOS — When Richard Huizar was denied financial aid, he thought the decision would end his dream to become the first in his family to earn a college degree. But fate intervened and the San Marcos native graduated last month from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in


mechanical engineering. “It feels unreal,” he said. “It was absolutely amazing. I still can’t believe all the opportunities.” The financial assistance denial in 2012 meant he had to decline acceptance to San Diego State University. He enrolled at MiraCosta College. During his final semester there, he learned he

had been accepted to MIT, where annual tuition alone is currently approximately $50,000. But according to the school website, about seven out of 10 undergraduates earn their degrees debtfree. Huizar said he took out loans mostly to cover housing and food. TURN TO GRAD ON 14

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Council races heating up in San Marcos, Encinitas 3 vying to succeed Desmond as mayor By Aaron Burgin

The nonpartisan City Council races in Encinitas and San Marcos could have a strong partisan feel in the fall, largely in part due to the new by-district election formats in both cities. San Marcos, in particular, could have its most polarizing elections in more than a decade, as both major political parties have endorsed candidates in the race for mayor as well as District 2 council member. Three people have pulled nomination paperwork for San Marcos’ open mayor race — made possible by current Mayor Jim Desmond’s term limits and run for county supervisor. Current Vice Mayor Rebecca Jones and current Councilman Chris Orlando have been campaigning and fundraising for a number of months. Bradley Zink, a prolific children’s author and vice president of fundraising at Twin Oaks Elementary School, has also pulled papers for the mayor run. Jones, a Republican, has the endorsement of Desmond, the Republican Party of San Diego and a host of area Republican officeholders. Orlando, conversely, has the Democratic Party endorsement and a corresponding number of Demo-

cratic officeholders. Meanwhile in District 2 — where current Councilwoman Kristal Jabara announced she would not seek re-election — three prominent San Marcos officials have pulled papers. Vallecitos Water District board member Mike Sannella, Planning Commission Chairman Eric Flodine and current San Marcos Unified School District board member Randy Walton. Both Flodine and Sannella are Republicans, but Jabara has backed Sannella in the race, and the Republican Party has yet to weigh in. The party is scheduled to make its endorsements on Aug. 13. So far, only one potential candidate has pulled papers in third race on the ballot, District 1: Craig Garcia, owner of the Old California Coffee House & Eatery in Restaurant Row, who has been campaigning since early 2017. Clifton Ireland Jr., who had announced intent to run earlier this year, has yet to file paperwork. In Encinitas, incumbent Mayor Catherine Blakespear has pulled papers for a second term. Only one other person has pulled papers in the race: 21-year-old Zack Mair, a self-described “Democrat, but not a liberal,” who said he believes

WALKING ALL OVER CANCER Fifteen members of GFWC Contemporary Women of North County, including, from left, Cheryl Marians, Lynn Eades, Kathy Packard, Joy Stefano, Diane Modjeski, Kathy Michaels, Marianne Valencia, Rebecca Buchen, Bonnie Woelfel, Maryann Donovan and Jackie McGuinness, participated In American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life June 24 at the Vista Magnet Middle School. Team CWONC raised more than $2,000. Courtesy photo

in compromise and sees his youth as an advantage in the race. “I am 21, which may be a problem to some, but i see it as an asset,” Mair said on a crowdfunding website. “I am young, full of energy, potential, and i can connect better to the youth of Encinitas.”

Currently the District 3 council race appears to be the pivotal race in the fall. Incumbent Mark Muir has announced his intention to seek re-election, and current Planning Commissioner Jody Hubbard has pulled papers to challenge. Hubbard has the backing of Blakespear and for-

mer Councilwomen Teresa Barth and Lisa Shaffer, who often are and were on opposite ends of key votes with Muir. Incumbent Joe Mosca so far is the only candidate to pull papers in the third race, District 4. Both communities are hosting their first dis-

trict-based elections, after years of residents electing their elected officials in citywide races. The changes come in the wake of a Malibu-based attorney threatening to sue cities and agencies across San Diego County alleging that their so-called “at-large” elections disenfranchised Latino voters.

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OCEANSIDE — On July 15, more than 100 enthusiastic people attended the opening of Democratic candidate for the 49th Congressional District Mike Levin’s new campaign headquarters. The crowd was made up of average citizens, campaign staff, Democratic candidates for other offices, activists, an Oceanside City Council member and volunteers. The office, located at 125 South Tremont, replaces a Vista site. “That wasn’t the best location for us,” Levin explained. “We have an office already in San Clemente and we’re opening another one in Solana Beach on the 29th, so this Oceanside site, being centrally located between the two, will be the ‘nerve center’ for the campaign.” After an hour of socializing and networking, Kyle Krahel-Frolander, the campaign’s field director for the Oceanside office, spoke briefly about how the general election campaign will differ from the primary. “We’ll be reaching out to a broader universe in general,” he said. “Working-class issues: jobs, education, health care and Social Security will be our focus.” Levin spoke next and began his remarks by saying: “We had one heck of a primary and now we’re all in this together. We have a common adversary in the White House and Congress and we must work together to stand

up for our values.” He went on to talk about how our differences strengthen us as a nation, and said that America is still seen as the land of opportunity for immigrants, a place where anyone who’s willing to work hard can make it. (Levin’s mot her ’s parents em ig r ated to the U.S. Mike Levin from Mexico. His father’s relatives were Jews from Austria who found refuge in America during World War II.) “We’re being eroded from within,” Levin said. “It’s important of course to talk about protecting the environment and preventing gun violence and saving Social Security and Medicare and creating clean jobs, but this is a time when we must be concerned with upholding our democratic institutions.” Sensing that the crowd was fired-up, Levin told them “… this is what grassroots is all about.” He said that his Republican opponent Diane Harkey, who made it on the November ballot thanks in great part to $5 million being spent during the primary campaign by the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and others, is already receiving donations from corporations and wealthy conservative donors. “We will not accept PAC corporate money,” he

said to cheers. “We won the primary because of our direct field program, knocking on doors and manning phone banks and that’s how we’ll win the general.” Levin then took several questions from the audience. To a query about his work as an environmental attorney who’d been portrayed in the primary election as having worked for Exxon he said: “I worked to clean up emissions from an Exxon plant in Arkansas, I never worked for Exxon.” When asked whether he’d reached out to the Harkey campaign to discuss scheduling debates or town hall meetings, he answered: “I indicated on the Voice of San Diego and NBC7 that I was willing any time and as often as convenient for the Harkey campaign to debate. There’s no incumbent in this race, which is why it’s important for the voters to get to know us. I haven’t heard anything back from Harkey’s campaign yet.” “We’re in one of the most competitive races in the country,” Levin said after being asked what he thought his chances were of flipping the seat Democratic that Darrell Issa had held for nine terms. “But Oceanside is purple, rapidly changing to blue.” He acknowledged his pollster, in from D.C., standing in the back and told the crowd that the first poll, taken at the end of June, showed him leading Harkey by 3 percentage points.

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Gun PAC makes $10,000 challenge By Bianca Kaplanek

GREG RYLAARSDAM says he was honored when he got the call from Sheriff Bill Gore to be the new captain of the Vista Sheriff’s Station.

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Rylaarsdam takes reins at Vista Sheriff’s Station By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — Greg Rylaarsdam accepted the post of captain at the Vista Sheriff’s Station on June 6. Having been employed with San Diego County for the past 29 years, Rylaarsdam moved up to its rural law enforcement division taking on supervisory duties. Rylaarsdam has a longstanding county career history, beginning with marshal’s office in 1989 for 12 years. “In 2000, we merged with the sheriff’s department, and I became a deputy sheriff,” he said. From there, Rylaarsdam worked his way up. His position as a sheriff’s captain in a contract city essentially means he is a de facto police chief, he explained. “My job here is to run the law enforcement services bureau portion of the Vista command,” he said, adding that it is contracted with the city of Vista as well as Vista unincorporated. “And then the Fallbrook Substation is also under my purview,” he said. According to Rylaarsdam, inventory staff includes 115 at the Vista Station and 37 at the Fallbrook Substation. Rylaarsdam called his recent promotion an honor. “Getting that call from Sheriff Bill Gore saying, ‘Hey, I’d love to make you my next captain,’ was such an exciting moment for me,” Rylaarsdam said. He went on to say that while he has never lived in Vista, as his career has progressed to different cities, he naturally takes ownership of that community. “The reality is when you spend 12 hours a day working in a community, you’re invested in that community,” he said. “And that’s important because it directly impacts your job and your life even outside of work.”

Before becoming captain, Rylaarsdam worked at the Vista station as administrative lieutenant from November 2017 through March 2018. “I supervised our detective unit, Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving team, Gang Enforcement Team, as well as the administrative staff before transferring to supervise our Rural Law Enforcement Division out east,” he said. “I was glad to come back to someplace that I had been. I have a relationship with the city, and that relationship is important.” Rylaarsdam said he wants to work with the city and make sure there is a collaborative effort. While the sheriff’s department is its own entity, Rylaarsdam said his overriding goal is to make sure that it functions as one with the city. “It’s very important to me that there are no visible seams there,” he said. “It’s also important to my staff and me to make sure that the citizens of Vista are getting what the citizens of Vista need.” Rylaarsdam said the work that law enforcement does with the community, and how the community works with law enforcement, is a two-way street. He noted that when the deputies contact people in the field, they may not always be seeing people on their best day. Rylaarsdam wants to foster an environment where deputies are reminded of this. “As a captain in this position, I want to make sure that the deputies and the staff at the station have everything that they need for themselves to help them when they’re in those interactions within the community. When we take care of our own, it certainly makes it easier for them to go out and do their job and help the community members as well,” he said.

DEL MAR — A local political action committee is challenging anyone who claims laws are being broken during gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. If anyone can show proof that an assault weapon or machine gun was purchased illegally, or without the buyer being subject to a background check or 10-day waiting period, San Diego County Gun Owners will donate $10,000 to the person’s charity of choice, Michael Schwartz, the organization’s executive director, said at a July 13 press conference at Gunfire Tactical in San Diego. The offer is also valid with evidence that someone younger than 18 was able to buy a firearm or that weapons were bought or sold in the parking lot or not through a federally licensed dealer. “The fact is, every time the gun show comes to town, (gun show opponents) march out a bunch of tired, old misinformation that’s not true,” Schwartz said. “We decided that this time, rather than go behind them and educating the press and educating the public about the misinformation, that we wanted to get out in front of it and put our money where our mouth is.” Schwartz said any attempt to encourage, facilitate or take part in unlawful activity to falsify proof is prohibited. “We know that they’re not going to be successful in their efforts,” he said, adding that anyone who tries and fails to show such proof must pledge to join San Diego County Gun Owners for an educational day about the proper and safe use of firearms. Also speaking at the event, attended by about a dozen gun-show advocates, was Sheri Graham, who described herself as “a mother, volunteer, certified range safety officer and a member of a ladies shooting league.” “We attend the gun show as a family and have met up socially with several ladies from our group, and their mates, to explore the wide variety of items for sale,” including clothing, cleaning supplies and a safe “to ensure that my firearm is stored safely and securely,” she said. “I am 100 percent against gun violence and fully understand that banning the gun show will not stop bad people any more than banning alcohol at the racetrack and KAABOO would end drunk driving in our town,” Graham added. Her 12-year-old son said he loves going to the shows and enjoys shooting at the range. He also said he has never felt unsafe at school, where some of the nationwide mass shootings have taken place recently. Schwartz said he initially planned to make the statement at the fairgrounds, where his group is a vendor and was setting up for the weekend gun show. After talking to two

LA JOLLA HIGH SCHOOL students Rekha Hargens, Roshan Hargens and Ella Eslamian joined other protesters on the corner of Jimmy Durante Boulevard and Via de la Valle on July 14 to oppose a gun show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Photo by Shana Thompson staff members, he said, the state-owned facility made “demands that are impossible to meet.” “I knew that this challenge would be interesting to the press … so I called (the fairgrounds) and sent them an email on Monday and said we were going to make this challenge,” Schwartz said. “They basically fell apart and said we couldn’t do that. “They said we’re going to need money for insurance and security,” he added. “It became really obvious that they were trying to block us from being able to have this statement to the press. … We were told by staff that these additional demands are because the content is ‘gun stuff.’” “Of course, it’s not true,” fairgrounds General Manager Tim Fennell wrote in an email. “Our media (department) was never contacted. … None of my team had been contacted. “When we were finally contacted by Michael Schwartz, it was explained that Friday the 13th would not be available as the fairgrounds was not open to the public due to the transition from the fair to the race meet (and) setup for the weekend’s events would also be taking place,” he added. “It was also explained that a press conference is an event and would require a contract … and given the nature of the topic, safety and security would be a consideration,” Fennell stated. “SDCGO needs to go through our sales and event department like everyone else who wishes to hold an event on the fairgrounds.” Crossroads of the West holds five gun shows per year at the fairgrounds. The most recent, on July 14-15, included a new element — metal detectors at the entrance, which Schwartz said was an effort to “harass attendees.” Traci Olcott, Crossroads vice president who runs the shows, said she isn’t quite sure who made the request or why but the devices weren’t a deterrent.

“At every gun show people know they have to declare their weapons at the door,” she said. “That’s nothing new for them to have to show them to security personnel.” Olcott was scheduled to speak at the challenge announcement but said her attorney asked her not to participate in any event not directly related to the fairgrounds. She said those who oppose her event have a right to express their opinions. “Their voices count, too” she said. “But we need to find a way to work together to address gun violence. Gun shows don’t promote that. And people who attend them are regular people. Our hobby is just different than theirs.” Crossroads is contract-

ed for two more shows this year at the fairgrounds. The board of directors that governs the facility is scheduled to discuss the event and contract renewal at the Sept. 11 meeting. Board members asked staff to provide an analysis regarding the First Amendment rights of free speech and assembly implicated by the gun shows and the current state of litigation regarding gun shows in California, whether an agricultural district can impose restrictions that exceed state law requirements for gun shows, such as limiting their frequency or increasing the age limit for attendees, and if other agricultural districts and public fairgrounds have set restrictions on the events and, if so, what the results were.


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‘California WaterFix’ tunnels a show of colossal arrogance


Getting ready to be counted By Marie Waldron

recidivism rates by providing more services for youth on parole from state prison to help them successfully re-enter society. AB 1983 improves school safety by requiring school districts and local law enforcement to collaborate on safety threat assessments of school facilities and emergency practices, along with AB 3105 increasing penalties for fentanyl possession, a powerful synthetic opioid. Two of my bills deal with California’s recent fire disasters. AB 1943 updates state laws that can block conventional home financing in common interest developments, like the manufactured homes that burned in the Lilac Fire, for those seeking to rebuild and for new homebuyers; and, ACA 24 allows residents relocating after natural disasters to transfer base-year tax values (Prop. 13) to replacement homes anywhere in California. Health care bills include AB 2893 updating the California Health Benefit Review Program (CHBRP) for improved health care outcomes and treatments upfront, resulting in fewer costly hospitalizations and doctor visits over the longterm. AB 2342 ensures that women considered high-risk for breast or ovarian cancer receive appropriate early genetic counseling and testing. And AB1963 incentivizes providers to become certified to treat opioid and substance abuse disorders. Currently only 2 percent of providers are certified in our state. Modernizing state government is the goal of AB 2087, resulting in greater transparency, efficiency, cost savings and customer service at all state agencies, including the DMV, Caltrans and even the Legislature! The 2017-2018 legislaWorking for the District This session my legis- tive session ends Aug. 31. lative package deals with Minority Floor Leader public safety, health care, government efficiency and Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, rebuilding after the recent represents the 75th Assembly District in the California fires. Only some are highLegislature, which includes Economic Prosperity lighted here. Escondido, San Marcos Though California is Public safety bills inand Vista. the world’s fifth largest econ- clude AB 2720, reducing

The first national census was taken in 1790 and we’re gearing up for the next one in 2020. There’s a lot riding on the census. For one thing, Congressional representation is based on an accurate count, and distribution of around $65 billion in federal funding will be heavily impacted by the census. While every state gets two senators regardless of population, an incorrect count could easily impact representation in the House of Representatives. And if we’re undercounted, fewer of our tax dollars will make the round trip from California to Washington and back. At the state level, the new census will result in redrawing of State Assembly and Senate boundaries. The last time that happened was in 2011, which had a major impact locally. For example, after the census Escondido was no longer split between two Assembly districts with two separate Assemblymembers in Sacramento. The 2020 census will be the first one conducted largely online. With 31 percent of California considered “under-connected,” and with 9 of the nation’s 50 hardest-tocount counties in California, this may be problematic. Incidentally, one of those hard to count counties is San Diego. Among the hardest to count populations are the homeless, immigrants, rural white renters and Native Americans. The president gets the final numbers by the end of 2020, and redistricting counts will be reported to the states by March 31, 2021, to be used in redrawing district boundaries for the 2022 election. Preliminary planning for the census is already underway. In 2010, California budgeted just $2 million for the census; $90 million is being budgeted this time. We need an accurate count and the work is already underway to make sure we get one.

omy, we must expand economic prosperity. With over 20 percent of our population living below the poverty line, we have the nation’s highest poverty rate. Our skilled labor shortage means that high-paying jobs often go unfilled and our job creation infrastructure, including career tech education, is lacking. Bipartisan legislation, Assembly Bill 2596, will require the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GoBiz) to produce an Economic Development Strategic Action Plan for California by January 10, 2020. Obviously, top-down economic planning doesn’t work. Any economic development plan for a state as large and diverse as California must be tailored to fit vastly different regions to stimulate statewide and regional economic growth while preserving local control and community character. For that reason, AB 2596 requires input from the general public, stakeholders and policymakers to identify dominant and emerging industry sectors, regionally and throughout California. The leading economic sectors in North San Diego County include the life sciences, innovation industry, including high-tech, engineering, research and manufacturing, the military, tourism, education, agriculture and more. By creating a diversified plan with a prioritized list of short and long-term economic goals, California will create increased opportunities for business development and expansion that will generate high-paying jobs, increase overall prosperity, and reduce the unacceptable number of people living in poverty.

he way environmental activists in California’s Delta region tell it, there is no part of government in this state more arrogant than the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The huge MWD, supplier of water to the majority of the state’s populace, is certainly acting the part as it pushes for a project Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to make an irreversible fait accompli before he leaves office (presumably for the last time) at the end of this year. That’s the so-called “California WaterFix” or Twin Tunnels project to bring Northern California river water to San Joaquin Valley farms and urban Southern California via gigantic culverts running around and through the delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers east of San Francisco Bay. (Another desired Brown legacy is the troubled bullet train.) No one claims the tunnels project would produce much more water than now comes from the same rivers. But Brown and other supporters assert it would make supplies steadier and more reliable. His administration and other project backers only lately renamed this the WaterFix because that sounds more positive than tunnels. But environmentalists led by the group Restore the Delta see it not as a fix, but a problem which could deprive the Delta and its fish of much fresh water they now get. After substantial lobbying by Brown, the MWD’s governing board without a public vote this summer committed millions of its customers to pay a large share of the project’s costs. About the only recourse customers might have would be voting

california focus thomas d. elias out many of the myriad city council members and county supervisors who make up that board. This is highly unlikely, so added water charges for millions of customers are pretty much assured. It’s much the same in the San Jose-based Santa Clara Valley Water District, whose much smaller board voted narrowly also to help pay the multi-billion-dollar freight. Agricultural water districts in the San Joaquin Valley that stand to benefit most were reluctant to make similar commitments. The moves by the urban water districts were the embodiment of arrogance by public officials because they were taken with little public input and without say-so from those who will actually pay. No sooner were those votes over than the water districts and the state formed a partnership for designing and building the tunnels, a move plainly aiming to cement the project in place long before a spade is turned. Meanwhile, the only time anything like the WaterFix plan got a full public hearing came 36 years ago, after Brown and state legislators authorized building a so-called Peripheral Canal to bring water south around the Delta via a large ditch. A statewide referendum eliminated that plan by a resounding margin. It became political anathema for decades, but the idea plainly stuck in Brown’s mind. The WaterFix amounts to an updated, more expensive, version of the ditch Brown backed long ago.

Then there is the move by a Southern California Republican congressman to cement the project via federal law. This comes from Rep. Ken Calvert of Corona, one of California’s more secure GOP congressmen, not even close to being a Democratic target this year. Calvert in May quietly slipped language into a proposed budget bill to ban legal challenges of the tunnels, a move that could instantly end more than two dozen current lawsuits by local governments, water districts, recreational and environmental groups and tribal governments. To Brown’s credit, his administration after months of consideration, now opposes that bill, but it is very much alive in Congress. “A proposal like (this) raises the question: what are the supporters of the tunnels trying to hide?” wrote Democratic Rep. John Garamendi of Mokelumne Hill, the former lieutenant governor who represents part of the Delta area. Added Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta, “Bypassing due process and violating states’ rights …creates a constitutional nightmare. Tunnels proponents are attempting to rewrite the rules of the game so they can’t lose.” The water district votes and the Calvert move both represent almost unprecedented arrogance. That makes it high time for some major public and consumer protests over the manner in which Brown and his allies are rushing the tunnels into reality without permission of the people who will pay for them. Email Thomas Elias at

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Meet the Escondido artist who revived the tiki movement By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — For many, tiki art evokes an exotic image of ancient Polynesian tribal culture. But to the famed Escondido artist Bosko Hrnjak, it’s Southern California’s uptake of the art form which has inspired his artistic outlook and output. Hrnjak, 55, stars in a recently released documentary film, “Bosko and the Rebirth of Tiki,” which had its first screening on July 14 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Though he grew up in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, he has called Escondido home for decades now and has lived in the same ranch home since 1990. In an interview with The Coast News, Hrnjak said that his home’s large and sprawling lot of land gives him the space to both display his tiki art pieces, as well as have plenty of space to think about and do his projects. His land also contains a tiki bar, which he says he sometimes uses while hosting guests, but generally serves an exclusively artistic purpose. With much of his work centering around woodbased pieces, Hrnjak said that he gets most of his wood from San Diego County near Julian via cedar trees, which are decaying due to climate change impacts near the Vulcan Mountain. Much of the other wood he uses, coming from Northern California’s redwood trees,

TIKI ARTIST Bosko Hrnjak stands in front of his tiki bar filled with vintage art at his home in Escondido last week. Photo by Shana Thompson he buys from the store J&W Lumber in Escondido. During his days as a college student attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Hrnjak said that he became transfixed by tiki art, motivating him to spe-

cialize in its creation. After its near-extinction as an art form in the U.S. by the 1970s, Hrnjak explained that interest in it has picked up heavily since the 1990s, with tiki bars and art now a national phenomenon. Which raises the ques-

tion: what is real tiki art and culture anyway? And what does an authentic tiki bar have which its knock-off alternatives doesn’t? For Hrnjak, he sees tiki’s historic roots in the Polynesian Triangle, geographically defined as

Hawaii, New Zealand and Eastern Island. Today, the traditional tribal art form continues among indigenous people in all of those places. There’s a difference, Hrnjak says though, between traditional tiki art

and its more modern iteration which took off in the 1930s and into the postWorld War II era predominantly in Southern California. It’s the Southern California version of tiki, the more modern variety made famous by the Los Angeles-area bar named Don the Beachcomber and carried forward by others thereafter, which got Hrnjak excited about creating that art form. A good tiki bar, according to Hrnjak, has three key traits: authentic tiki décor, the proper and correct tropical music and the alcoholic beverages in that category too. To find Hrnjak’s tiki art, residents must drive to downtown San Diego, where it is most prominently on display at the bar False Idol. That bar, said Hrnjak, is 10,000 square feet and features an equivalent 10,000 square feet of his tiki art and he believe it is San Diego County’s finest example of an operating tiki bar. Some scholars have critiqued the modern tiki art movement in the U.S. as a form of cultural appropriation, or mishmashing an original indigenous culture into one’s own context and recreating it in a form acceptable to consumers. Asked about the issue, Hrnjak said that while the historic roots of the art form sit in the Polynesian Triangle, TURN TO TIKI ON 13




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he Baseball Hall of Fame call came for Trevor Hoffman and now it seems like a good chunk of North County has a hall pass. “Psst, you going to Cooperstown this weekend?” If answering “yes” have fun, and if the response is “no” there’s always TV. Regardless of where one consumes Sunday’s ceremony in upstate New York, Hoffman will not only be representing the Padres by our slice of paradise as well. Hoffman resides in Rancho Santa Fe and has a Del Mar beach home. But it’s the hallowed grounds of Cooperstown that have beckoned and won’t this weekend be grand for an organization that has little to toast. Always the competitor, Hoffman was waging a silent battle with his scale. The game’s ultimate closer has yet to slam shut his suitcase. “Clothes-wise, we are kind of taking it down to the final hour to see how much I can lose,” Hoffman said with a chuckle. “Make sure

TREVOR HOFFMAN will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. The longtime Padres closer is second all-time with 601 saves. Courtesy photo everything fits right.” Hoffman was seldom out of place in the Majors, once he shed his dream of being a shortstop. He couldn’t transform his reputation of having a solid glove, live arm and a shaky bat and if not for that combination, maybe Cooperstown isn’t bathed in Padres colors. Throngs of Friars faithful are making the trek and that includes the Padres’ third-base coach. Glenn Hoffman will be sprung from his duties to watch his little brother have his bust unveiled. “It’s not paternity leave, but it’s some kind of,

I don’t know, Hall of Fame leave,” the pitching Hoffman said. Something often omitted in Hoffman’s stories are the tales away from the games he finished off for the Padres. Most know of him being the Majors’ alltime save leader with 601 when he retired after 16 seasons with the Padres in an 18-year career. His nasty changeup was tantalizing and effective as the breeze coming from Padres games was often batters swinging and missing after the righthander hoodwinked another victim. Hoffman’s incredible

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numbers will be repeated in New York. But what made Hoffman a Big Apple in my eyes was what he did off the field. One can trace Hoffman’s humble ways to his parents. When Hoffman was growing up in Orange County, his folks were involved in Meals on Wheels. They pitched in at their local church. They made sure those without had something, and whatever and whenever they could deliver it, their smiles were part of the package, too. Hoffman followed suit and for that his parents knew he was Hall of Famer long before Cooperstown beckoned. On six occasions, Hoffman was the Padres’ recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award for his contributions to the community. “It was something that I felt like I got from my parents at an early age of giving back,” Hoffman said. “I just saw how important that is and how giving back kind of gives you some satisfaction that you’re doing some things right.” Right or wrong, Kevin Towers would never watch a Hoffman save. The former Padres general manager would exit his box when the bullpen doors swung open. While everyone longed to hear Hoffman trot to the mound with “Hells Bells” blaring from the speakers, Towers would find a quiet clubhouse tunnel and hope for the best. “It made me crack up and really smile when thinking of what K.T. might have been doing in those times,” Hoffman said. “I giggle at the fact that he didn’t watch and that fact that it became such a funny story afterward really is pretty cool.” Towers, a Leucadia resident who passed away in January, and Ed Hoffman, Trevor’s late father, will be missed. The elder Hoffman was a favorite of mine long before two of his three sons became major-leaguers when he was known as the “Singer Usher” at Angel Stadium. He worked behind the plate and always with his trusty harmonica in his pocket. If the national anthem singer didn’t show, Hoffman, a professional musician, would grab the microphone. He had a deep, almost operatic voice, but he was keen for another reason: he was an easy target for a kid (me) to slide past when heading for seats by the dugout. Years later, in telling that tale to Hoffman, he let out a laugh. “You do realize that he was letting you sneak past him, right?” Hoffman said. Not really, just like hitters were shocked when Hoffman slipped a soft pitch past them to secure another Padres victory. Contact Jay Paris at Follow him @jparis_sports.

empower other women By Carey Blakely

OCEANSIDE — Professional skateboarder Amelia Brodka combines her daring athleticism with humanitarian aims in a style that’s all her own. What continues to draw this 28-year-old Vista resident to skateboarding? “You’re constantly growing,” Brodka said. “With each day you skate, you present yourself with new challenges and obstacles. The goal is to progress as you overcome fear and push yourself out of the comfort zone.” And progress she has: Brodka is one of the top female skateboarders in the world. She won the 2017 Vans Park Series European Continental Championships and finished third in the 2017 FIRS Vert World Championships held in Nanjing, China. In addition to competing professionally in vert (ramp) and bowl events, Brodka founded a nonprofit organization in 2012 called EXPOSURE Skate that attempts to “open doors for young girls and women,” she said. The North County-based organization pairs community service with its free, female-only skateboard clinics. For example, girls in the Skate Rising Program divide their time between learning skateboarding tricks at Encinitas Community Park and making items like support kits for the homeless or bracelets for victims of bullying. As the Exposure Skate’s website explains, the combination of instilling confidence in female youth through skateboarding and compassion through service “allows each girl to recognize her ability to make a difference within herself, her community and beyond.” Adult women can also take free skateboarding clinics through Exposure Skate in exchange for donating canned food that gets distributed to Community Resource Center. Brodka was pumped that a 76-yearold woman recently showed up to one of the clinics “ready to learn to skate,” Brodka said. Since releasing a documentary she co-created in 2012 called “Underexposed” — which highlighted the lack of publicity given to female skateboarders in marketing and the media — Brodka has seen the women’s skateboard industry “blossom,” as she put it. “Women’s skateboarding is kind of trending right now. If you had told me back in 2012 that the industry would look like this in 2018, I would have been in disbelief,” she said. Brodka attributes the shift to what she called a “general change in our culture and awareness.” She elaborated, “There are more female protagonists and women’s superheroes in film

as well as the #MeToo movement and an increase in female entrepreneurs. With this shift in consciousness happening right now, it’s an amazing time to be alive.” Her nonprofit’s biggest annual event called Exposure — which will be held at Encinitas Community Park on Nov. 3 and 4 this year — raises funds to benefit survivors of domestic violence. It’s the largest all-women’s skateboarding event in the nation, with more than 160 female pros from around the world expected to compete. Last year’s crowd exceeded 5,000 people, according to Brodka. Brodka immigrated from Poland to Linden, New Jersey, when she was 8 years old. Her father had won a visa through the lottery system. While working in the United States, he “saw the opportunities that were available here and decided to bring us, his family, over,” she explained. Brodka went on to the University of Southern California, where she double majored in communications and narrative studies. While a student at USC, she would often drive from Los Angeles to North County, which she said was the skateboarder’s place to be. When skateboarding becomes an Olympic event for the first time in 2020, Brodka intends to represent Poland should the country qualify to compete. She lists Poland as her nation at other contests. Although she feels gratitude toward the U.S., she has “such a huge family in Poland and such strong roots there,” she explained. Brodka will be the skateboard organizer and emcee for the Supergirl Skate Pro at the larger Paul Mitchell Supergirl Surf Pro event in Oceanside this weekend. Brodka normally competes in the event, but this year’s contest is a street one, a type of skateboarding that’s different from her vert and bowls expertise. Supergirl Pro — featuring professional female surfers, skateboarders, gamers and more — and Exposure Skate share similar missions of empowering women and girls to compete in sports often associated, at least originally, with males. During Saturday, July 28’s “Curb Queens” competition, female skateboarders will be judged on their technical use of rails, curbs and other obstacles installed on a flat surface as they skate their way through a course intended to replicate a street environment. The Curb Queens event is a “pro am,” meaning some of the skateboarders are considered pros and others amateurs. Brodka expects about 20 or more competitors at the contest, which will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. On Sunday, July 29, there will be a free Exposure Skate clinic open to girls and women from

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South Vista Communities gears up for candidate forums By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — The nonprofit group South Vista Communities, best known for addressing issues which impact South Vista residents, is spreading the word about its upcoming two political candidate forums. The group will on hand at the Vista Farmers Market on Aug. 4 to spread the word about its purpose as well as the forums. South Vista Communities President Stephanie Jackel said the organization has plans to be at the farmers market twice a year. While its August visit at the farmers market is an opportunity to publicize the mayoral and district candidates, the day will also serve as a reminder as to why the group

exists and how it aims to help the community. The last time the group was at the farmers market was in March. “We had people sign up for our email newsletter list,” Jackel said. “We are going to do more of that this time.” The first candidate forum is on Aug. 30 for City Council district candidates while the second forum for mayoral candidates is slated for Sept. 18. Both will be held at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista at 7 p.m. Each forum lasts approximately a couple of hours. Jackel is quick to point out that every election time, South Vista Communities holds these forums in coordination with the Shadow-

ridge Owners Association. Vying for the mayor seat are incumbent Judy Ritter, City Councilman Joe Green, Dominic D’Agostino, Alicia Mercado and Sarah Spinks. On the City Council front for District 1 is incumbent Mayor Pro Tem John Aguilera and Corrina Contreras. Incumbent John Franklin is running to keep his District 4 seat from candidate James Stuckrad. Jackel said the people who govern the community are enormously important, so forums such as this play a valuable role. “We want to get to know the candidates, and we want the candidates to get to know the resi-

dents,” she said. Jackel said it’s about a partnership that will improve and maintain the quality of life for residents. While questions are carefully being crafted for the candidates, Jackel said there will be particular questions around some critical issues for Vistans. “One questions will be related to the enormous amount of new apartments and all kinds of new housing developments that are going on in Vista,” she said. “We understand that we are in a housing crunch and we need to provide more housing for people.” For Jackel, the issue at hand is there is not enough parking to ac-

commodate these residents, which she described as a bad situation. “One question would be how can we better manage the new development that is coming up?” she asked. “Another issue about the new development is the tremendous increase in traffic and therefore, in accidents. How are we going to manage that better?” It’s these unintended consequences that Jackel and other Vistans want answers about. For more information about South Vista Communities, membership opportunities and its upcoming candidate forums in partnership with Shadowridge Owners Association, visit

Resident push underway for dog beach in Carlsbad By Steve Puterski

THE CAMP, located in Costa Mesa’s SoBeCa District, is an eco-friendly retail shopping center developed by LAB Holding, LLC, which is poised to develop a parcel in San Marcos. Photo via Facebook



a village in the community ... and really give the opportunity to celebrate, develop and promote local culture.” The company presented bubble diagrams that showed how the different culinary, arts, entertainment, creative office and educational spaces would interplay with one another, with a long narrow park running through the heart of the project. That park, Sadeghi said, would include an amphitheater, interactive displays and installation space for the artists in the village, educational and demonstration areas and a bridge over a dormant creek that they plan to restore. Sagedhi said that many of the makers who would fill that space currently operate in business parks and sterile industrial spaces because they are cheaper, but the village would provide a more vibrant, permanent location that would also breathe life into property that has been vacant for years. He compared it to the popular Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach. “We really like to elevate the placemaking,” he said. “Think of it as Sawdust on steroids, and more permanent.” The City Council on July 10 unanimously approved the sale of the property for $6.5 million. LAB Holding would pay a $100,000 deposit and a down payment equal to 5 percent of the purchase price and a promissory note

for the remainder of the balance to be paid for in 10 years at a fixed 5.25-percent interest rate. Additionally, the council approved a $5 million development loan to the company with the same fixed interest rate. LAB Holding would make interest-only payments for the first four years of the five-year loan, then would be responsible for paying the principal and interest in the fifth year. For the city, which purchased the parcels that comprise the lot between 2006 and 2010, the sale agreement culminates a nearly decades-long search for a suitor for the land. Staff members ramped up development efforts to find something that would be “community focused and commercially viable” and began discussions with LAB Holding in 2016, City Manager Jack Griffin said. “We started what has been nearly a two-year conversation to get to the point where I think we have a viable project that will add really significant value to the city both from a residential — our residents in terms of a place to go that they don’t have access to not only in SM but in North County — but will add value to our business community as well,” Griffin said. Sagedhi, the former president of QuikSilver action sportswear company, said that he expects the entire project will take anywhere between 24 to 36 months once escrow closes in 120 days. The timeline is contingent on the city’s entitlement process and the economy, he said.

CARLSBAD — Still in its infancy, one resident is creating a grassroots effort to create a new dog beach in the city. Currently, the closest area for dogs to roam the coastline is at Dog Beach in Del Mar. In Carlsbad, many residents let their dogs loose at Terramar, which is illegal and residents can be cited with minor fines. But Dan Pearlman, 58, started an online petition on several weeks ago and it has received traction thanks to social media and dog lovers. As of July 2, 897 people had signed. An owner of two dogs, he said it would be a benefit to the city, residents and, of course, dogs. “I’m a dog lover and we really love taking our dogs to the beach,” Pearlman said. “The problem is the closest area is in Del Mar.” Of course, one hurdle is the location, which Pearlman said he is open for discussion about. The city only owns one mile of the seven along the coastline. The

State of California owns the other six miles. Multiple messages were left with Carlsbad Parks and Recreation Director Chris Hazeltine, but were not returned. Pearlman said allowing dogs would help with keeping the area clean, as “responsible” dog owners will clean up after their animals, thus putting pressure on others who do not. For example, the dog beach would give dog owners an area on the beach to take their dogs, thus reducing or eliminating the amount of waste left in other beach locations. Pearlman also contacted Councilwoman Cori Schumacher about the next steps and was suggested to contact the City Council and city staff through letters. With dogs comes management and waste, which Pearlman said he is open to solutions. “There is a solution for almost any problem,” he added. “I think we can do it. I think it’s just going to take some work and some

planning. And that’s what I intend to do.” Moving forward, he said he wants to start engaging residents through meetings and gathering 10,000 signatures on the petition, and also submitting letters in support. PearlAdditionally, man said he wants to also

engage with the state about possible locations and clearing regulatory hurdles. “We don’t have an area in mind,” he said. “What I would like is an area where not so many tourists frequent and not so many residents use a lot. We still need to analyze that.”

Woman struck, killed on Vista street is ID’d VISTA — Authorities have identified a 31-year-old woman who was struck and killed last week while walking on a Vista street. The incident happened at 8:50 p.m. July 19 in the southbound lanes of the 1500 block of East Vista Way, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Summer Delpit was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the

Medical Examiner’s Office. Her place of residence was unknown. A 55-year-old woman driving a 2006 Toyota Prius that hit Delpit remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators, San Diego county sheriff’s Lt. Robert Smith said. The driver was not hurt and was not suspected of driving under the influence, Smith said. — City News Service

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of only two single-screen movie theaters in North County. The other one, La Paloma Theatre, is still open for business on a daily basis in downtown Encinitas.



likely to adorn the walls of either building, a proposal he referred to as a “radical” one. Spivey said that, though the church would own the building, religious-based content would only make up 10 to 15 percent of its total activities. That would include Sunday morning church gatherings. Under Spivey’s proposal, for the rest of the time, the building could be rented out to the general public, which he sees as a “gift” of sorts to Escondido. It’s been a plan long in the making, Spivey told The Coast News in an interview, who said his church’s board of directors voted to authorize paying Plain Joe Studios to help put together the proposal at the beginning of 2018. Spivey said New Vintage, a Church founded in 2011, has $7 to $10 million committed to pouring into the project, but said the church would prefer that the city of Escondido green light the project by the end of the year. If the regulatory and permitting discussions last much longer, Spivey says, his board’s patience may wear thin and they may withdraw the proposal. Rehab attempts, failures

The high dollar amount for rehabilitation of the building, according to Derry Connolly — president of Escondido’s John Paul the Great University — has been cost prohibitive to many. That includes John Paul the Great University itself, which in the fall of 2017 mulled over the possibility of turning the building into a music and performing arts center and presented its idea to the Historic Preservation Commission. But with the cost

Hurdles remain

THE HISTORIC RITZ at 307 E Grand Ave. in Escondido has sat mostly dormant for nearly two decades. Photo by Shana Thompson escalating into something ranging more than $4 million, John Paul the Great University pulled the plug after spending three to four months mulling over the proposal. "Ours is pretty straightforward," said Connolly of John Paul the Great University's Ritz redevelopment story. "We're a nonprofit and we were hoping to interest some of our benefactors in funding it and we couldn't pull it off. It fits in well with what we do. We've got a large film program, a large acting program, so it has a nice opportunity of restoring it as a theater and (as a venue) for acting and film, but we just couldn't swing it." Connolly believes it would take more than $5 million to rehabilitate the building. In 2010 and 2011, another proposal to convert the Ritz Theatre into a three-story cabaret performance dinner theater also

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fell by the wayside because it would be too costly to update the outdated sewer and water pipe system housed in the octogenarian building. For the proposed developer in that case, Janie Maguire, the costs were already climbing above $2 million. Maguire ended up suing her real estate agents in the Superior Court of San Diego County in 2011, alleging they had misled her on the “obstacles to develop the property,” according to a ruling made by the California Court of Appeals in 2016. The Court of Appeals agreed with Maguire, awarding her over $180,000 in damages. She had originally purchased the property for $950,000, with $875,000 in financing, according to the Appeals Court ruling. Yet, after the offer was accepted by the seller, the deal was reneged because the seller said she was an “uninformed buyer” and did not realize all of the additional costs she would incur to revamp the building going forward. Endangered species?

For New Vintage’s proposal, though, costs do not appear to be among the most pressing issues. Patience and willingness to comply with all of the bureaucratic hoops, though, may be, according to Spivey. Referring to the theater as a “black hole” as it currently stands, Spivey said that were the city of Escondido not to authorize his church’s plan, it would be

akin to “preserving a fossil and not an endangered species.” Meaning, he explained, that under one scenario, the space would be alive and feature daily activities such as film screenings, plays and musical theater events. And under the current plan, the theater survives as a skeleton of its former self. Restoration Community Arts

Though the proposed redeveloped Ritz would be owned and run by New Vintage Church, a limited liability corporation has been created for the venture called Restoration Community Arts LLC. Were the proposal to receive city of Escondido approval, New Vintage Church would close the doors of its current building located at 1300 S. Juniper Street and move a mile up the road into the historic Ritz Theater. There is a twist, however. New Vintage’s plan also involves bulldozing the building on the corner of Grand Avenue and Juniper Street, which houses the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Spivey says that, though that property is not designated as a historic property by the city of Escondido, its historic value was still asked about by the Historic Preservation Commission during the July 19 meeting, which is reflected in the commission’s meeting minutes. To Spivey, not having both buildings would be a deal-breaker, because he said the 301 E. Grand Ave-

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nue location — currently a single-story edifice — would in his vision serve as an important two-story location for children’s and family activities. That building is listed on the city of Escondido’s Historic Survey, as is the Ritz Theatre, but unlike the Ritz is not also listed on the city of Escondido’s Register of Historic Places. “A new two-story, approximately 10,000 square foot commercial building would be constructed on the subject site,” City of Escondido Senior Planner Jay Paul said via email. “The architecture of the new two story building is being designed to complement the existing art deco/modern style of the Ritz Theatre building. The buildings would be used for a variety of assembly type uses including performing arts, religious services, office uses, classroom type studios and a café on the bottom floor.” According to a Historical Resource Report document provided to The Coast News, the property at 301 E. Grand Avenue opened as a “companion building” to the Ritz in 1937 and was known as the Grand Market, which sold “fine foods” and had the city’s first grocery carts. ‘The Grand’

Were it to open, the business Spivey said he is temporarily calling “The Grand” would sit just four blocks from the Escondido Center for the Arts and five blocks from the Regal Cinemas theater in Escondido, meaning there would be stiff competition. But Spivey says that because they will operate the business as a not-for-profit and have upfront money to pay for the facility, it will not necessarily be a major issue. According to the Historical Timeline and City Review Proposal published in July 2010 by Maguire, the last films to play at the Ritz were a double-feature in 1998, screening “Mortal Kombat” and “Star Kid.” The last major action at the Ritz took place in 2003, when a van crashed through the walls of the building during an accident. The driver of that vehicle died. The Ritz stands as one

While New Venture Church has presented its proposal to the Historic Preservation Commission, myriad hurdles remain before approaching the finish line. Firstly, because the church is a religious entity, the First Amendment’s establishment clause may be in play, given governmental entities cannot endorse any religion or religious activity. “We have been working with the City Attorney’s Office to ensure the proposal and any city actions are in conformance with any potential First Amendment issues and The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA),” Escondido’s Senior City Planner Jay Paul explained. “The two properties are privately owned and any use/development of the sites would need to be in conformance with the city’s Zoning Ordinances/ Code and General Plan.” Further, Escondido’s zoning statue (Section 331106) for religious buildings mandates that 40 percent of a “congregation lives within one (1) mile radius of the church and that operational measures will be implemented to minimize vehicular traffic.” It also mandates that sound from church activities “not carry into surrounding properties” and that the church itself be at least 20,000 square feet in size. Paul further explained that both a Conditional Use Permit and a Master Development Plan is needed by New Vintage Church to proceed. “These are discretionary approvals which must first be considered by the Historic Preservation Commission (for project architectural design, conformance with historic design guidelines, and appropriateness of the demo of the corner building) along with public hearings before the Planning Commission,” Paul detailed. “The two commissions make recommendations to the City Council that will ultimately make the final determination regarding the project.” A second round of public hearings would then take place in front of both the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Commission and then the final proposal would then at last get a vote in front of City Council. Prior to the final Historic Preservation Commission hearing, said Paul, environmental review documents must be submitted for review to the Commission under the authority of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). For now, the issue has been tabled by the Historic Preservation Commission for further view. It is unclear whether a permit will be issued by the end of the year along the timeline set forth by Spivey.

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S FRIDAY NIGHT ASTRONOMY is a local favorite at the Palomar College observatory in San Marcos. Courtesy photo

Observatory open for summer sky gazing SAN MARCOS — As summer gets under way at Palomar College, Scott Kardel and the staff of the college planetarium are reminding residents that Friday night astronomy is still going strong. “Just like during the school year, we’re open on Friday nights for programs for the general public,” said Kardel, who teaches astronomy and often appears as a presenter at the planetarium. “The 7 p.m. show every

Friday is called ‘The Sky Tonight,’ which changes as the seasons change, because it focuses on what you can see in the sky on a particular night.” “Then we look at some of the mythology and often talk about what’s new in astronomy this week,” he said. “For example, last Friday, I talked about a new discovery of organic molecules on Mars, which is to say that the basic ingredients for life seem to be on Mars. So

I took the audience to Mars, having a look at the planet while discussing these developments.” The second show every Friday starts at 8:15 p.m. and pulls from a rotation of four films made especially for full-dome projection in planetariums. “The new one is called ‘Faster Than Light,’ Kardel said, “and it looks at what kinds of technologies we could use to travel to distant stars — everything from sci-

ence-fiction stuff like warp drives and antimatter to the history of travel.” Between the first and second shows, visitors have time to peruse the gift shop or look through the telescopes that the planetarium staff set up on the patio by the box office. “This summer, we’ve got bright planets to look at,” said Kardel “In July, we’ll look at Saturn and then Mars coming into the sky.”


Fire season in Southern California is year-round. “If you live in Southern California, you have to have defensible space — this is a real issue,” Hahn said. “That’s the best thing that you can do to protect your home and your neighbor’s home.” Without defensible residential space, there is a higher likelihood of fire burning through vegetation and reaching the home. Hahn said he resides in San Diego County with acreage. While he has defensible space within 300 feet of his house, he also has no vegetation at all within 100 feet of his residence. “Having defensible space around your house is the absolutely minimum you can do,” he said, adding how beyond his defensible space he did fuel modification by removing about half of the fuel load. Maintaining defensible space is ongoing every single year. Hahn also advised to remove and trees that are overhanging onto a house, take away dead branches and clean out dead leaves in the rain gutters. Homeowners who don’t take care of these things, Hahn said, could potentially face a serious issue with the threat of a fast-moving fire. “Imagine a hailstorm, but instead of ice, it’s fire — little embers are hitting your house, trees and bushes and falling into your gutters,” he said. “That threatens your house.” Hahn said the recent blaze earlier this month in Alpine did have de-

stroyed structures from direct flames, but for many homes, it was embers that destroyed them. Hahn said people should think about what they are doing that could potentially start a fire. For example, if someone must use a chainsaw or lawnmower, do it in the cooler morning hours when there is less wind and more humidity from overnight.

There are also some great systems in place like Alert San Diego that San Diegans should register with, Hahn said. He added that his entire family is signed up. “We live in a fire environment, and we have to embrace that,” Hahn said. “If you do embrace this, plan for it and you maintain it, you can mitigate those risks significantly.”


hot, windy weather would kick in. When coupled with a dry atmosphere, vegetation was in prime condition to burn. Now, things have changed. “What we’re seeing with the weather changes is what when we saw in December with the Lilac Fire,” Hahn said. “We’ve got dry, dead fuel that’s out there, and the weather conditions are consistently warmer, and dryer. With the drought, all of these things are piling up on us to where there is no fire season anymore.” Hahn went on to talk about the hazards such as a spark from a catalytic converter or a chain being dragged behind a car or trailer. It’s that one spark that flies into the brush and explodes into a fire, he said.

have never found it in a can on the grocery store shelf. More research is clearly required. The soup was simmering and smelling lovely when I realized I had failed to get tortillas, cheese or avocados. There was no ignoring these crucial accoutrements; so back to the store I went, feeling thoroughly dotty. “Chips and cheese, chips and cheese,” I recited in my head. I don’t need a bag for that. Zip in, zip out, all done. Well, anyone, who regularly grocery shops, knows what hubris that thought is. I’m rather wondering when I will admit that I know better and bring in the dang bags, just in case. Chips and cheese, became chips and cheese and milk, butter, chocolate sauce and a can of corn, realizing I had forgotten that ingredient, too. I am grudgingly admitting that my shots from the hip may wildly miss the target these days. I did stop and give thanks that I live in suburban America where a grocery store is only a minute away and predictably stocked. As I observe the world, I realize that is no small blessing, especially if you are absent-minded. At last, all ingredients and condiments were added and gathered, and I believe it was my best soup yet. This bodes well for the fall and winter, but I will say nothing more about that during the delicious height of summer. Just to appease the summer gods, I am going to make root beer floats for dessert. You can’t be too careful.

ummer often means culinary experimentation. We continue to seek the perfect burger seasoning, guacamole and gin and tonic. I actually bought a chicken and made chicken tortilla soup today, just in time for the heat wave. This was a major act of domesticity for me and, fortunately, I am not greatly bothered by the heat. I did require a signed agreement from the fampack, promising they would eat it if I made it, it being summer and all. Armed with that, I got all the meat off the chicken, separated dark from light and even found the perfect, simple seasoning for the soup. That has been an experiment ongoing for far too long, with my gracious family as test subjects. When I cook, I often shoot from the hip. It drove my precise chef of a mother crazy. I did realize, though, that it takes more than tortillas to take it from chicken soup to chicken tortilla soup. Sadly, I just found the recipe that told me to use taco seasoning. This would have brought my original concoction from OK to really good — but no. I am too lazy to fuss with multiple spices, and may not have even had them on the shelf. I started off using enchilada sauce for flavor, but it was always too spicy for the majority of eaters in my world. Jean Gillette is This leads me to wona freelance writer der out loud why you get a eating cold chicken salad lovely, not-spicy enchilada sauce with your meal at any with her float. Contact her at Mexican restaurant, but I


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County responds to plan to close psychiatric facility Ex-NFL player offers youth a ‘mindfulness miniseries’ By Aaron Burgin

REGION — The chairwoman of the County Board of Supervisors is calling for an Oct. 30 conference to address the potential closure of inpatient psychiatric units across the county due to a recent change in federal guidelines. Healthcare Tri-City District in June voted to shutter the region’s only inpatient mental health facility, which includes an 18bed behavioral health unit and a 12-person crisis stabilization unit, in 60 days. The closure could displace nearly 100 workers and force residents with psychiatric emergencies out of the region for treatment. Tri-City officials cited a recent change in federal regulations requiring hospitals to remove from rooms all features that patients could use to hang themselves, known as “ligature” risks, as the primary reason for the closure. They

also cited a $5 million budget shortfall within the department that oversees the unit, as well as a shortage of psychiatrists to staff the unit. “We’ve been open to solutions, but none of the solutions have addressed the issues in a comprehensive and sustainable way,” Aaron Byzak, Tri-City government and external affairs director, said. “What we have is unsustainable.” Tri-City’s board chair in June said that all of the rooms in the hospital’s behavioral health unit had “drop” ceilings, which hide various structures that the government would consider ligature risks. Board members said the unit would have to be shut down for at least one year in order to retrofit the unit. Other area hospitals which have inpatient beds are also grappling with the new regulations, but none have said they would re-

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Craig W. Ulbrich, 68 Craig W. Ulbrich, 68, of Cardiff By The Sea, CA, and formerly of Rolling Meadows, IL passed away in April after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Craig is survived by his brother Rick (Kim) UIbrich, and sister Susan (John) Reuter, and his aunt Evelyn McCarren. He was preceded in death by his parents: Eileen Ulbrich Cooper and Richard Ulbrich Sr., and his nephew Joey Reuter. Craig devoted much of his life and career to education. He graduated from St. Viator High School, and received both his undergraduate degree, and Masters of Science and Education from Northern Illinois University. He was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. His career involved dedicated service to Kelsey Jenney Business College, served as Director of Education at North County College, and devoted many years of teaching at MiraCosta College. He was the long-time Property Manager of the 2245 Newcastle Apartment complex that he resided in and viewed as absolute paradise in terms of weather and ocean views. He spoke fondly of his early days owning Mickey Finn’s Nightclub

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in Nashville, TN with friends – leading to music-industry contacts and a lifetime of various backstage passes for those close to Craig. With both friends and family, Craig felt strongly that relationships are important, and should be actively developed, maintained, and treasured. His friends viewed him as the “glue” in terms of groups of people staying in touch. Craig had a long list of dear friends, and certainly would have felt that Dan Wagner, Fred Milberg, Jim Cronin, Danny Marcucci, Russ DePhillips, and their families (and probably others) should be listed as survivors. Craig was a very involved, and active uncle to eight nieces and nephews (great uncle to nine) – always displaying a demonstrated interest in their lives and milestones, however big or small. Uncle “Toes” (the second toe far longer than the big toe) will be missed. Craig also enjoyed his many cousins, some of whom were neighbors growing up. In lieu of flowers, instead consider making a call or dropping a note, to a friend or family member – following Craig’s thoughtful example of staying in touch. Internment at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL is private.

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quire closure. The County Board of Supervisors addressed the closure at the July 24 meeting, and Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar called for the board to host a conference in October to discuss “innovative ideas to work together on this issue.” “Now more than ever, we need to come together as a region to collaborate for regional solutions. We must be bold and innovative as we explore sustainable options,” Gaspar said in a statement. “It is vital that we take a comprehensive and inclusive approach and look at opportunities to collectively strengthen and expand our entire continuum of care. Inpatient psychiatric care is only one part of that continuum. If any part of the continuum is not sustainable, the entire system will begin to fail. “If we address this now, and we address this collaboratively, we can re-

duce the impacts to the patients, to the community and to the taxpayer,” Gaspar said. Byzak said that Gaspar’s statement echoes the hospital’s concerns about the continuum of care, of which inpatient services is a small portion. The hospital, he said, will spearhead legislative reform to address the issues with the retrofit regulations and other issues that he said are making operating psychiatric care fiscally unsustainable. But in the short term, despite concerns expressed by elected officials and the mental health community, the hospital will proceed with the suspension. “We have to operate a hospital within the guidelines of CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services), we have to operate a safe hospital, so anything short of that is not an option,” Byzak said.

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REGION — When injuries ended the NFL career of Prince Daniels Jr., the former Baltimore Ravens running back fell into three years of deep depression. “I was in a business where you have to be healthy, so I was forced to retire in 2009,” the 35-year-old Del Mar resident said. “It created a void. “I knew I had to find a new career, but I didn’t know what that career looked like,” he added. “I felt a loss of self-identity.” After eventually redefining himself through mindfulness, Daniels is applying what he’s learned through his Prince of Fitness programs and his nonprofit, The 4LBU Foundation, which helps people of all ages identify and use their talents to prepare for life. He also wrote “Danny Yukon and the Secrets of the Amazing Lamp,” a book that teaches youth how to meditate to confront fears, pursue dreams and enhance their overall well-being. “Mindfulness for the Ultimate CROPAthlete,” due out later .93 this year, was written to help .93athletes of all levels and in all sports understand 4.17 mindfulness and apply it to 4.28 their respective craft to enrich their game. He created to correlate with his philosophy, Prince of Fitness offers the Ultimate Athlete Retreat, which he said equips young athletes with mindful techniques and training for high performance in the upcoming season. A two-day “miniseries” of that program, open to male and female athletes between 12 and 18 years old, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3-4 at San Dieguito County Park on Lomas Santa Fe Drive. “It will help them tap into themselves to focus and be calm in the midst of chaos,” Daniels said. “Whenever I get the opportunity to teach, I look to infuse it with fitness, which is the best way to feel and understand the changes in your body. “When you’re tired and breathing heavily, closing your eyes allows you to calm down and help transition, whether it’s from middle school to high school, high school to college, into a new job or from poverty to a different mentality,” he added. “I look to teach from my heart. It does wonders.” Daniels was born in Texas, grew up in Houston and Mississippi and was a walk-on at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he majored in business management and minored in organic chemistry. Although he started seventh on the bench, he became a starter due to other players’ injuries and attrition. “I was the lone man standing in my position,” he said. “I was prepared so if the opportunity came I could take it and run with it. I was very fortunate.” A two-time all-conference tailback, the

Prince Daniels Jr. fourth-leading rusher in Georgia Tech football history with 3,300 yards and a twotime Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Daniels was drafted in 2006 by the Ravens in the fourth round — 132nd overall. “I had three great years there,” he said. “My rookie year they felt I needed to develop as a player. It was a great opportunity but I injured by shoulder and my hamstring and I was labeled injury-prone. “Once that was taken away from me, I had to find myself again,” Daniels added. He had plans, after a long and successful football career, to become an orthodontist or actor or create opportunities for underprivileged kids and former athletes. “But my struggle with self-identity took me in another direction,” he said. “I didn’t have control of my life.” With two uncles who are monks, he decided to visit a monastery, where he learned mindfulness. “I went there to see what I could find,” he said. “I was waiting for something miraculous to happen.” While that “one bedazzling moment” never occurred, the experience changed his life. “I can’t pinpoint one specific thing,” Daniels said. “I learned to understand patience and seeing what incredible human beings we all are. You need to learn to love yourself so you can love other people.” Now married and the father of a 2-year-old, Daniels is also a motivational speaker and fitness trainer. Having left college his senior year to enter the draft, he completed his education at the University of San Diego and holds a business degree from Georgia Tech. He said his programs are based on personal life experiences and designed by him to provide an opportunity to cultivate the mind, body and spirit. While they include meditation, he said he prefers to use the word mindfulness. “Meditation is not a religion or a philosophy,” he said. “It’s a lifestyle change. It’s an effortless practice that allows you to access a level of concentration, awareness and calmness all over the world at all times. “And I’m all about making the world a better place,” he added. “I think that’s universal.” To register for the upcoming miniseries, visit ultimate-athlete/. Scholarships are available through The 4LBU Foundation.

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Jennifer Spencer presents a photography show, “The Artist Portrait Project: 50 San Diego Artists, 2006-2016.” through Aug. 22 at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Visit



“Fiddler on the Roof” will be on stage at St. Patrick Catholic Church at 7 p.m. July 27 at 3821 Adams St., Carlsbad. Tickets, $15 and can be bought at the door. There will be open limited seating.


North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” through Aug. 12, at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. Tickets at (858) 4811055 or


Stay after the last Friday race and kick off Del Mar’s Summer Concert Series July 27 will present rhythm to soulful reggae band Steel Pulse and July 28 will host surfer-style Switchfoot.



The Encinitas Library hosts Opera NEO Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. July 27 and July 28 at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. OPENING NIGHT of Ovation Theatre’s latest Broadway musical presentation, “Crazy for You,” is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Brubeck Theatre at Palo-


Park Dale Players present “It Happened In The Hood!” 7 p.m. July 27 and July 28, Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, 8000 Calle Acervo, Carlsbad. The hip-hopping musical about how a ragtag group of friends fight back against the evil Mr. Guy Jantic who wants to turn their neighborhood into a parking lot. Cost is $4. More information by calling (760) 6723581. MASTER THE POTTER’S WHEEL

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Lux Art Institute is offering “All Fired Up: Wheel Throwing” on Fridays 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. starting July 27 at 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Learn the essentials of creating function- MEET THE ARTISTS An opening reception al ceramics on a potter’s will be held for North Counwheel. ty artists Robert and Katherine Bender’s “Karob, the ALL ABOUT BROADWAY Ovation Theatre’s “Cra- Story of our Lives” from 1 zy for You,” featuring origi- to 4 p.m. July 29 at the Ennal Broadway choreogra- cinitas Library Gallery, 540 phy, hits the stage at 7 p.m. Cornish Drive. For more July 27, July 28, Aug. 3 and information, visit karobstuAug. 4 and at 2 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5 at the Brubeck Theatre, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos. Tickets JULY 30 at or CABARET FOR CONSCIOUSNESS “A Million Dreams,” a $22 at door. Cabaret for Consciousness, will be held at 7 p.m. July 30 at Leichtag Farms, 441 SaxJULY 28 ony Road, Encinitas. The OMA FUNDRAISER Get tickets now for the Cabaret is to unite the local Oceanside Museum of Art’s theatre community and proannual fundraiser, The Mu- ceeds will go directly to the League seum Ball, held from 6 to Anti-Defamation education department. 11 p.m. July 28 at 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, with champagne on the museum terrace before walking over to the Oceanside Civic Cen- JULY 31 ter Plaza for cocktails and PALA ROCKS THE SUMMER The free July entertaindinner. Tickets are $225 if purchased by June 30, $250 ment schedule at Pala Cathereafter at (760) 435-3721 sino Spa Resort continues or its 60+ Club at 1 p.m. July 31, The Ultimate Stones, ball2018/. a Rolling Stones tribute. For more information, visit DRAWING 101 Escondido Arts Part- nership presents “Drawing 101 - Creating the Portrait ART OF FIBER Textile artists Alex from Scratch” 11:30 a.m. to Nichols and Lori Nichols 2 p.m. July 28 at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, 262 show “Freestyle Weaving E. Grand Ave. Escondido, and Fiber Art” through for students 15 and older. Aug. 23 at the Civic Cen-

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New Village Arts opens “Legally Blonde” onstage through Sept. 8. Showtimes will be Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets: $44 to $47, with discounts for seniors, students and active military, at New Village Arts, 2787 State St., Carlsbad or online at newvillagearts. org, or via phone at (760) 433-3245.

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Local girl takes 3rd in national MLB contest In year 3, program for

homeless a big success

By Aaron Burgin

ENCINITAS — When 8-year-old Jordyn Jerotz attended a local “Pitch, Hit and Run” competition May 6 at Ashley Falls Park in Del Mar, she figured it would be a fun day of baseball, her favorite sport. Then, she won the competition, and was invited to a sectional event at the same park. Then, she won that, and was invited to the Padres regional championship event at Petco Park. And then she won that, and got the biggest news of her young life to date: Jordyn would compete against the other regional winners at Nationals Park during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Weekend. “It’s exciting,” Jordyn said with a shy giggle. Like most 8-year-olds, she’s bashful, but the excitement in her voice was obvious. “I’ve been practicing a lot.” Jordyn said she has been playing softball for two years. Her favorite part: “Pitching and hitting,” she said. Her favorite player is Padres star Eric Hosmer, who she met during the regional finals of the competition which were held at Petco Park. She also loves to play soccer and hang out with family and friends. The “Pitch, Hit, Run” competition is baseball’s answer to football’s punt, pass and kick contest. For the pitching segment of the competition, participants must pitch to a target six times and are given 75 points for each time they hit the “strike zone” target. In the hitting competition, participants hit a ball off of a tee and are scored by how far they hit it in a straight line. Finally, for running,

By Aaron Burgin

JORDYN JEROTZ, 8, shows off her hitting ability on an Encinitas baseball field last week. Jerotz took third place in her age division at the “Pitch, Hit and Run” competition during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Photo by Shana Thompson

participants are timed by how fast they run around the base path. Jordyn’s mother and father, Sarah and Jon Jerotz, said they took Sarah and her 9-year-old brother Jake, who is also an avid baseball fan, to the competition for fun. When Jordyn won her age group after the local competition, they started to take it a little more seriously. They bought her a tee so she could work on hitting off

a tee. They made makeshift targets to help her with her throwing. And they took her to parks so she could run around the bases. Once she found out that she was going to participate in the championship event, Jordyn took her work ethic to another level “I am extremely proud of her, I am going to tell you, once she found out she was going, her commitment to practicing has been incredible,” Sarah Jerotz said. “That is what makes me proud.” In order to advance to the championships, organizers took Jordyn’s scores and compared them to the other regional winners across the country. The top three scores in each divi-

sion age group out of all 30 MLB Team Championships advanced to the National Finals. At the July 16 event, Jordyn would have had the highest scores of her peers, if but for one tiny snafu: she didn’t touch home plate in the base running portion, which led to a deduction that knocked her into third place. But for she and the family, winning or losing didn’t matter. She had the experience of a lifetime. “It’s OK!” Sarah Jerotz said. “She had a blast in D.C.” Jordyn agreed. “It feels great, because I get to go on a professional field, and not a lot of kids get to do that,” Jordyn said.

ENCINITAS — The doors are opening for the homeless in Encinitas, thanks to a Community Resource Center program championed by the city that is aimed at finding permanent housing for the homeless. In its second year, the resource center’s “Opening Doors” program found permanent housing for 48 homeless Encinitas households — or 117 people who once lived on the streets. As a result, the City Council in June re-authorized the program for a third year and awarded the Encinitas-based nonprofit $107,000 to fund the work. The City Council voted unanimously and enthusiastically to authorize the third year, with each of the council members wanting to make or second the motion to do so. “We’re not the biggest organization, but I really know our successes have come as a result of our case managers who get to know and build trusting relationships with these (homeless) individuals,” said Rebecca Palmer, the chief program director at the resource center, which has the mission of eliminating homelessness and protecting victims of domestic violence. “We welcome people and accept people for where they are in the process, and if they fall off the plan, our managers say, ‘Well, let’s start where you were last successful.’ They don’t blame or shame people, and sometimes it simply comes down to challenging people and saying, ‘You can do this.'" Originally proposed by former Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar in 2016, the program pairs homeless with a housing navigator at the Community Resource Center, who performs a housing assessment and matches them to available housing resources.

The funds paid for incentives for landlords to rent to families, move-in support, indirect program costs and technical assistance. During the pilot year, the center worked with Interfaith Community Services of Escondido, but has solely taken on the project in years two and three. In year two, Community Resource Center worked with 167 homeless households, completing assessments on 68 of them. About 60 households were assigned to a housing navigator and 48 were placed into permanent housing. Of the 48 households, 37 were single persons, seven were families and four were two-adult households. Of those placed, 14 were housed in Encinitas, with the rest moving to apartment complexes in Oceanside, San Marcos and San Diego (five households). Three families moved out of the region entirely. Palmer said that center has partnered with Community Housing Works, which develops affordable housing complexes, to help find housing for some of its senior homeless at their Mission Cove Apartments in Oceanside. When asked why it is successful when other programs are not, Palmer said there is “no magic” involved, just a lot of hard work by the city and staff. “The staff is committed to turning over every stone to help people,” Palmer said. “And they are committed to continuing to work with them even after they have housing to make sure the housing is sustainable, which is part of the key. Otherwise, they wind up back on the streets again.” The city has again set 32 as the minimum number of housing placements for the program’s third year, and 70 as the number of households assigned to a housing manager.

2 train fatalities in less than 24 hours in North County By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — In less than 24 hours, two fatalities were reported at two train stations in North County, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Lt. Amber Baggs, of the Transit Enforcement Unit, said one person was reported dead on July 23 at 8:26 a.m. by Carlsbad police after being struck and killed by an Amtrak train, while another individual was


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killed in Oceanside at 10:30 a.m. the day before. On Monday, a woman reportedly jumped from the Poinsettia train station platform as an Amtrak train was traveling southbound, according to witnesses. The train was traveling at a high rate of speed as it was not scheduled to stop at the station. Baggs, though, said investigators have not ruled the official cause of death and said an autopsy may reveal more information. The train came to a stop several hundred yards down the tracks, just north of an overpass on Poinsettia Lane west of Avenida Encinas, where passengers disembarked and were shuttled to their destinations. As for the investigation, Baggs said investigators are still in a preliminary phase and had little information. The individual was not iden-

tified and the name will not be released until authorities contact the next of kin. As a result of the fatality, the North County Transit District shut down the rail line for several hours. Passengers from Oceanside to Poinsettia were shuttled by busses due to the collision. The fatality in Oceanside, meanwhile, was north of Oceanside Harbor Drive on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, according to media reports. As for the Poinsettia station, the San Diego Association of Governments recently broke ground on a $33.7 million project to increase safety measures, extend and elevate the platform, add a second track and add a pedestrian undercrossing to allow for safe passage under the tracks. The project will be completed in 2020.

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he is careful to say he was inspired by the Southern California tiki of recent decades past, also noting that he is cautious not to claim that his art has any baked-in spiritual value. Critics, however, have heard that argument and dismiss it as a form of “historical amnesia.” “Such logic traces tiki bars only back to Don’s Beachcomber — the first ever tiki bar, opened in Los Angeles in 1933 — and glosses over the Polynesian origins of the imagery,” Sarah Burke, a columnist for the

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in a May 2017 article titled, “Abolish the Tiki Bar.” “That murkiness is key for constructing the tiki style, rendering the entire South Pacific a platter of stereotypes and aesthetic tropes to choose from.” But cultural appropriation or not, tiki culture is here to stay in the U.S. and San Diego County. Hrnjak said he plans to have a vendor booth at the forthcoming Tiki Oasis event in downtown San Diego, set to be held from Aug. 8 to Aug.12 at the Bali Hai and Crowne Plaza hotels and what he describes as the equivalent of “Comic Con for tiki” en-

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he Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is already celebrating its 20th anniversary and is well into expansion mode — and I didn’t even know it was there. The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, a Smithsonian affiliate, is the only museum in

ples neighborhood in Long Beach, reminiscent of Venice, Italy — and I didn’t even know it was there. Perhaps you are as ignorant as I was, in which case I have this advice: It’s time to re-think Long Beach. You know, that place you’ve passed on your way to Los Angeles that once was known solely for its commercial port, the military and oil. All these are still going concerns, but there’s a whole lot more to today’s Long Beach. The skyline is changing daily in this often overlooked city of 500,000, only

THIS WHIMSICAL INDUSTRIAL sculpture by Christian Castro, made of recycled materials, fiberglass and steel, was a favorite at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. Founded in 1996, the museum is the only one in the country dedicated to contemporary art created by Latin American and Latino artists. Photo BY E’Louise Ondash the United States dedicated to the work of contemporary Latin American and Latino artists — and I didn’t even know it was there. Gondolas glide up and down the canals of the Na-

90 minutes north of North County. In the last two decades, there’s been a transformation that is creating new spaces and exciting places for tourists and residents alike.

“Long Beach was all about the naval station and the ship yard since about 1918,” explains Long Beach native Bob Maguglin of the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The evolution began in the mid-tolate ‘90s. The Queen Mary (historic cruise ship) and Shoreline Village arrived, and it was a start but not enough.” More recently, the city has pinpointed the three Ts — trade, tech and tourism — as economic drivers. Leaders realize that “they must make the downtown a great place for millennials,” Maguglin says. “In the last two years, we’ve added thousands of residential units and 3,000 are under construction. (Add to that) a new port center, library, hotels and a civic center.” New industries are replacing the old, and even North Long Beach, known for years as “poor, crime-ridden and desolate,” is changing. The area now has the new Michelle Obama Library, a $10 million fire station, a community center undergoing revitalization, and investors looking to build restaurants and retail stores. And for visitors looking for a two- to three-day family or couples getaway? They’ll discover a beautifully landscaped, 5-mile, waterfront path for hiking, biking and rollerblading; sparkling beaches and picture-perfect views; whale- and dolphin-watching excursions with Harbor Breeze; the Aquarium of the Pacific (take the Behind the Scenes tour and



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KIDS (AND ADULTS, TOO) are fascinated by the giant tanks at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Long Beach’s Rainbow Harbor. The aquarium’s collection features 11,000 animals representing more than 500 species. This summer’s 20th anniversary celebration includes special programs, events and contests. Photo by Jerry Ondash ask for guide extraordinaire, Kenny); Shoreline Village for shopping, bike and watercraft rentals, a carousel, and dining (Parker’s Lighthouse has an excellent menu with harbor views to match); waterfront lodging like the Hotel Maya on Rainbow Harbor, with beautiful coastal views, a private beach, family amenities and the Fuego restau-

rant (dine al fresco with an illuminated Queen Mary in your sightline); and Retro Row and Naples, off-thebeaten-path neighborhoods that offer curious boutiques and gondola rides respectively. And should you just have to visit Los Angeles, leave the car and hop the Blue Line, an arm of the LA Metro. You’ll be there in 45

to 60 minutes, depending on your destination. And did I mention that Long Beach is a mere 90-minute drive north? Visit For more photos of Long Beach and its neighborhoods, visit Have a travel story to share? Email eondash@att. net.

sity of California Berkeley, Lockheed Martin and Apple limited his debt at about $20,000. He earned a grade point average of 4.6 out of 5. “The last semester was

tough,” he said. “But I got all As and Bs.” Having passed the hiring committee at Google, Huizar said he should hear within the next month or so if he matches with a team to start work there. Raised in San Marcos, Huizar’s family roots stem back to Eden Gardens in Solana Beach, where his grandparents, Eduardo and Conception Huizar, were raised and currently live in the home they purchased nearly 60 years ago. He credits the support he received from them and other family members for his success. “I couldn’t have done it without my family,” Huizar said. “My grandparents called me every month and sent a card.” They were among eight family members who were able to fly to Cambridge for the graduation. After being accepted to SDSU, Huizar said he initially thought community college would be a step down. Then he met Lisa Montes, MiraCosta’s student services specialist in the Office of School Relations and Diversity Outreach. He said learning about the opportunities at the

Oceanside college changed his perspective. After doing well in his first-semester classes, Huizar started to rethink his options. “I looked at MIT but that was just a dream,” he said. “It didn’t seem possible. But Miss Lisa said I should go for those schools. She said I had a chance. “After my first year, that was my goal,” he added. “I was going to do everything I could to get in.” Huizar’s efforts seem to have also impacted some of his other relatives. “It’s great to see how it’s really changed the perspective of my cousins,” he said. “A lot of them are looking a lot higher than they did. It’s encouraged them to go back to school to further their education one way or another, either for a technical degree or a bachelor’s.” Additionally, Huizar said, furthering his own education is part of the shortterm plan. “It’s been a great process,” he said. “I had a blast. I met people from all over the world who are all superstars in their own right. I would like to go back there to get my master’s. This is definitely not the end.”


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OCEANSIDE — Summer inevitably brings sunshine and beach days. You may have been stepping up your workouts, wanting to look and feel your best. But as good as exercise is to help you feel and look great, if you’ve experienced hair loss it might have you feeling less than confident about the season. The specialists at MyHairTransplantMD can not only help you restore your hair, but your confidence too. Using cutting-edge hair transplant technology, MyHairTransplantMD is able to help clients achieve optimal natural-looking results. Think of it like having a personal trainer, but for your hair loss. Similar to meeting a personal trainer, you’ll have a free consultation and have your measurements taken and then your specialist will help you devise a plan. Next you’ll choose the method you’d prefer to achieve your de-

sired results. The biggest difference between getting started on a workout plan versus a hair restoration plan is that with the latter, you will walk out the door knowing exactly what you are going to get, how much it will cost, and how long it will take. Not to mention these results last! “Our first step is to accurately measure the thin or bald area using our proprietary hair restoration template to determine how many square centimeters need restoration,” Dan Wagner, CEO of MyHairTransplantMD, said. “We measure precisely so that our calculations are correct,” Wagner said. “We draw directly on the patient’s head, and then transfer the surface area to be restored onto our 3D Hair Mapping Template. We then calculate the size of the restoration area in square centimeters.” The template helps deter-

ond Encinitas Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 in the Encinitas City Know something that’s going Hall parking lot, 505 S. Vulon? Send it to calendar@ can Ave., Encinitas, with art, vintage items, jewelry, collectables, and treaJULY 27 sures for sale. There will be henna painting, artist-led STORY OF STRAWS The movie “Oceanside visual art fun for youngTakes On Straws,” invites sters and an ice cream food the community to a show- truck. Entry is $2. ing from 7 to 10 p.m. July 27 at The Hill Street Country FUN AT HERITAGE RANCH Join artist and musiClub, 530 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Tickets $20- cian Cici Artemisia every $25 at weekend for arts, crafts and oceanside-takes-on-straws- a sing-along. July features the -movie -night-tickets- patriotic painting of paper 47881140781?aff= ebdssb- bags to create an Uncle Sam hat. Every Saturday destsearch. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. at The Heritage Ranch, 450 LIFELONG LEARNING The lifelong learning Quail Gardens Drive, Encigroup, LIFE Lectures at nitas. The event is free. MiraCosta College, is hosting two speakers MiraCos- LIKE TO PAINT? Ivey Ranch, dedicated ta College, “Technology Career Institute–What’s to encourage the interaction Next” and ”Parks Make of disabled and able bodied Life Better” starting at 1 children, of all ages, by prop.m. July 27 at the college’s viding educational and recOceanside campus, 1 Bar- reational activities, invites nard Drive, Admin. Bldg. volunteers to its Painting #1000. Purchase a $1 park- Project from 9 a.m. to noon ing permit at the machine July 28 at 110 Rancho Del in Lot 1A, and park in this Oro Drive, Oceanside. They lot. Visit are looking for volunteers or call (760) 757-2121, ext. to help paint north arenas. If you are interested, e-mail 6972.




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mine the area of baldness and the number of grafts needed. “This is based on what the client wants, and how much donor hair they have,” Wagner said. “More grafts are required to produce fullness, and fewer are needed to deliver coverage,” Wagner said. “Our patients walk out of here knowing exactly what they are going to need to achieve their desired results, and precisely what is possible.” The next step is to choose which method of hair restoration is best to

fit the client’s needs. Traditionally Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG) was the only choice for hair restoration. A relatively new technique, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), is not as widely available as the traditional FUG method, and Wagner is proud to be able to offer it to North County clients. “Both FUE and FUG produce amazing natural-looking results,” Wagner said. “Both techniques place hairs the way they would naturally grow. The big difference is the way

in which the hairs are extracted. While FUG excises long, thin strips of scalp, FUE makes a tiny circular punch around each follicular unit. While FUG involves a tiny scar which is difficult to detect, even on close inspection, FUE leaves only tiny circular marks that are typically also undetectable. There are no sutures or bandages with FUE.” While the recovery time for FUE is only five to seven days, FUG recovery is a bit longer at 14 to 30 days. “No matter which

way you and your specialist decide to go, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the summer with both your confidence, and your hair, restored,” Wagner said. MyH a i rTr a n s pl a ntMD is located at 2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 201 in Oceanside, CA 92054. For a step-by-step guide to their consultation, hair restoration processes, before-and-after photos and a complete explanation of pricing, visit their website at or call the office at (800) 262-2017.

11 at Pier View Plaza, 206 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. The Mad Scientists at the GRID have combined the classic game of laser tag with cutting edge virtual reality technology. The result: HYPERTAG™ – a new experience that’s half video game and half exercise. Who says playing video games can’t make you sweat?

required, by calling (858) San Diego Botanic Garden. tory, apprentice, and interFor details, visit sdbgarden. mediate choirs. Rehearsals 674-4324.
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Two summer drama camps are available for children through New Village Arts, 2787 State St., Carlsbad. The “Stories in Performance” Camp is from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to noon July 30 through Aug. 3 for 5- to 8-year-olds. Cost $135. A “Playwrights Project” Camp is offered for 11- to 14-year-olds Monday to Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 to Aug. 10. Cost $170. Register at kids-act.



The Oceanside Public Library presents a free STEM program with thousands of LEGO & Duplo bricks from 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 31 at the Civic Center Library, 330 N Coast Highway, Oceanside. There will be large play mats, customized racing ramps, and impromptu challenges to take the play beyond just building. For information, visit or call (760) 435-5600.

The public is invited to “Standing Strong: Preventing Falls this Summer Season,” a fall injury prevention event, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with registration at 9:30 a.m. July 28 in at Scripps Memorial Hospital, 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. To RSVP, e-mail I n j u r y P r e v e n t i o n LJ @ FRIENDS AND FAITH or contact The Catholic Widows Paige Colburn-Hargis at and Widowers of North (858) 626-6160. County support group, for those who desire to foster friendships through various JULY 29 social activities, will play Bocce Ball followed by dinVIRTUAL LASER TAG FLEA MARKET The GRID’s Virtual Re- ner at the Elk’s Club, Vista Encinitas Friends of the Arts is hosting its sec- ality Popup through Aug. July 31. Reservations are FESTIVAL OF JAPAN

Come to the Obon Festival from noon to 8 p.m. July 28 and July 29, at the Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 Cedar Road, Vista. Japanese food, taiko drumming, koto performance, cultural demonstrations and performances, boutique items, game booths for children, 3 p.m. talks on Buddhism. Bon Odori dances that start at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call (760) 941-8800.


The Governing Board of San Dieguito Union High School District has initiated a search for a new superintendent with an online survey available to parents and the community at sduhsd. net or N T E N DE N T- S E A RC H / available, index.html, through 4 p.m. July 31. An additional open forum will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the San Dieguito Union High School District Office Board Room, 710 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas.

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Carlsbad Newcomers presents Anne Hoiberg, women’s advocate, at 10:15 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad. “Pioneering Women in Politics” is the program. No-host lunch will follow. More information at

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The Carlsbad Village Association will host its annual free Flicks at the Fountain, each Thursday evening at Carlsbad Village fountain at the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue. Films begin at dusk, or around 8 p.m. Bring lowbacked chairs, blankets and a picnic. FAMILY FUN AT GARDEN

The San Diego Botanic Garden hosts Thursday Family Fun Night with live entertainment from 4:30 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 30 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. The event is free with paid admission/membership. Families are invited to pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun at


Brightwood College in Vista will host a Back to School Event for the community from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at 2022 University Drive with campus tours, chair massages, salt scrubs, vitals checks, backpack and school supply giveaways while supplies last and more.

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The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association Taste of Encinitas will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, along Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas. Tickets $45 for tastes from local restaurants, sample wine and beer at Sip Stops, and live music. Tickets at and at the Encinitas 101 office located at 818 S. Coast Highway 101.


The California Center for the Arts, Escondido and Curbside Bites continue to host Food Truck Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m. on the Great Green (lawn area) of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido campus. During this family-friendly event, guests can choose from a rotating lineup of food trucks, listen to live music and play interactive games. The lineup of food trucks will vary each Friday. You can check out the full schedule at


Hospice of the North Coast hosts a free open support group for adults every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at Adult Classroom A, 2405 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista. GRAB A FOURSOME NOW

The Vista Chamber’s annual golf tournament will hit the greens Aug. 6, at Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. The charitable partner this year is New Haven Youth & Family Services. Single Player: $175 TwoCOMING UP some: $300 Foursome $600. REV UP THAT HOT ROD Register at http://vistaVista Rod Run returns /wp-content/ to historic Main Street from uploads/2018/04/Golf-Reg9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5. The istration-form-2018.pdf. tradition is hosted by Vista Village Business Associa- STORY TIME tion and TJ Crossman Auto Escondido Public LiRepair will be giving away brary’s storytime at 239 S. a used car to a family in Kalmia St., Escondido, inneed. More information can cludes Rhymes and Readbe found on VistaRodRun. ing on Mondays at 11 a.m. com or e-mail info@Vis- for ages 3-5; Baby Lapsit on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for newborns to pre-walkCHILDREN’S CHOIR ers; Toddler Tales, a bilinSan Diego Children’s gual program, on Thursdays Choir offers an early pay- at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers ment discount of $40 off who are walking and up to full tuition payments re- 3 years old; and P.J Storyceived by Aug. 1. Call (858) time, a monthly evening 587-1087 or e-mail sdcc@ storytime on select Join prepara- days at 6 p.m. for ages 4-12.

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elcome to Part 2 of a three-part wine and food dream trip adventure in the land of the world’s most triumphant wines: meeting, eating and drinking with selected world-class wineries in Napa Valley. If you missed Part 1, go to “Paradiso” is Italian for “paradise” and that in itself would be all you need to know about Napa Valley. But this is a column, so I have a lot more to say about “paradiso” and why I chose this description at this point in time. Brooks Painter is the director of winemaking for both V. Satttui Winery St. Helena and Castello Amorosa in nearby Calistoga. They are owned by the same founder and builder, Dario Sattui, a noble man with a king-sized determination to create an Italian-inspired garden-themed winery in V. Sattui, and a behemoth of a castle in Castello Amorosa, that is an authentic 13th century multi-leveled castle and winery. Painter has been a winemaker for more than 30 years, having worked at Mondavi and Stag’s Leap. He recently received a Winemaker of the Year Award from the American Fine Wine Association. Don’t miss the Castello and its huge inventory of fine Italian style wines, but you

must see V. Sattui, its artisan authentic Italian deli with more than 200 cheeses and its portfolio of more than 60 different wines, including the 2014 Paradiso Bordeaux Blend ($90). This wine is currently all the rage in the wine trades. You need to purchase it at the winery. Better you join the wine club and be the benefactor of important discounts and special events. This is 63 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 24 percent Merlot, 6 percent Malbec, 4 percent Cab Franc and 3 percent Petite Verdot. This vintage was exceptionally high-quality fruit. It’s dark, ruby red and very “inky.” It was barreled 19 months in 80 percent new French Oak, 20 percent in seasoned oak. Get set for something very special! As to Castello Amorosa, I chose the La Castellana Super Tuscan Blend ($98). Great point assessment on this wine, intense with firm vibrant red and dark berry flavors. It’s a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. For food, try lamb, sausage, grilled steak or a great pasta dish. NEXT UP ... CAYMUS!

You got a glimpse of Caymus in Part 1 when we spotlighted the youngest member of the Wagner Family, Joe, who hit the jackpot with his Meiomi Pinot Noir at the age of 34. We visited Caymus in Rutherford, one of the major stars of Cabernet Sauvignon, and met Jenny who was the winemaker for the new 2015 “Plumerai” Sauvignon Blanc. This is a bright, high-acid drink with low alcohol. The thing about this bottle is it is a 1 liter, larger than the standard

78-year-old driver killed in wrong-way I-15 wreck REGION — A 78-yearold motorist was killed July 24 in a collision with two big rigs while driving the wrong way on Interstate 15 in Rancho Bernardo, according to the California Highway Patrol. The man was headed north on the southbound side

of the freeway for unknown reasons when his 1997 Lincoln Town Car smashed into a box truck near Lake Hodges shortly before 12:30 p.m. The sedan then spun out and collided with a second cargo vehicle, CHP public-affairs Officer Jake Sanchez said. Medics took the senior to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending family notification. No other injuries were reported. Witness accounts suggested that the wrong-way driver had entered the freeway either at West Bernardo Drive or from Rancho Bernardo Road, meaning that he likely drove against traffic for about a quarter-mile or for several miles prior to the deadly wreck, Sanchez said. The accident briefly shut down the entire southbound side of the freeway, Sanchez said. — City News Service


BROOKS PAINTER is director of winemaking at both V. Sattui and Castello Amorosa, both embodying the wine “paradiso” that is Napa Valley. Courtesy photo .750 liter, so it can and does get $90. A special technique knocks down the high sugar level. It’s high in mineral content and is barreled in French oak. Of course, the signature big seller at Caymus is the 2014 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon ($180). This is a fantastic expression of Napa Valley Cabs. It’s been Wine Spectator’s No. 1 wine, twice! Shockingly good! Watch for breathtaking news out of Caymus. This winery has a history of twists and turns in its upward legacy. New labels, new styles, new locations. Fascinating stuff coming down the pike from Caymus.

Napa Valley has long put a damper on wineries that build palatial restaurants on their properties, unlike other wine countries. I like that. If you make wine, make it great and don’t get distracted. Most of the wine has to be Napa Valley juice and no permits allowed for major sit-down eateries. Taste of Wine & Food was excited to find BRIX on Highway 29, just north of Napa. It’s 100 percent committed from farm to table with raised farming beds just beyond the veranda patio, including wine grape acreage. BRIX has just been awarded a high honor from Wine Spectator, the Best of the Award of Excellence, for superior breadth of selection of wines, and their presentation. GM Jamie Jamison favors California-centric wines with a Napa Valley accent. A Kelleher Family Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was served to compliment the favored entrée: a seasonal Halibut with red pepper polenta and grilled corn. Close behind was the Braised Shortrib with shaved asparagus, marinated mushrooms and raclette fondue. See more at WINE BYTES

• It’s the 8th Anniversary celebration for North County Wine Company from 4 to 9:30 p.m. July 27 and July 28. Top flight wines, plus a kickoff Champagne Saber ceremony Friday at 5 p.m. Thirty-five dollars for a premium wine lineup! Other discount tastings on selected wines. Food sampling. Raffle drawings. Check out northcountywinecompany. com. or call (760) 653-9032.

IN THE RUTHERFORD district of Napa Valley, Caymus Vineyards has established itself as a high end Cabernet in the Wagner Family of Wines. Several members of Wagner Family are involved in the making of their varietals. Photo by Frank Mangio • A Sextant wine dinner is planned for AVANT Restaurant in Rancho Bernardo from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Cost is $125. per person. This is a premier winery in San Luis Obispo wine country. Call for an RSVP at (858) 675-8551.

Fornaio in Del Mar for its month of August Campania Festa Regionale dinners and wine events, from the 6th to the 19th. Check out the beautiful dinners from this south of Naples district, then call (858) 755-8876 for an RSVP.

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San Marcos man shot by deputies in freeway pursuit REGION — Police have identified a suspected drunk driver who was shot by sheriff’s deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways July 20. The 21-year-old driver, Jose Trujillo of San Marcos, was shot in the upper torso and taken to a local hospital in stable condition, San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree said. A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy had tried to pull a man over in Vista near the intersection of Poinsettia Avenue and Linda Vista Drive just before 8:45 p.m. Friday when he took off, Dupree said. The driver headed north on surface streets and entered westbound state Route 78 at Sycamore Avenue, then continued onto southbound Interstate 5, at times reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph. During the pursuit, the driver called 911 and told the dispatcher he had a loaded handgun, a female passenger was in the car with him and he wanted to commit “suicide by cop,” Dupree said. The driver exited I-5 at Leucadia Boulevard and let his passenger out of

the car before continuing to flee from officers back onto the freeway. He exited again at Carmel Valley Road and drove west, then veered south onto the Torrey Preserve marsh, driving for about 200 yards before coming to a stop. The driver got out of the car and began advancing toward deputies, who gave him “verbal commands,” Dupree said. “The suspect kept his right hand behind his back and at one point quickly pointed something at the deputies while taking a shooting stance,” leading deputies to fire at Trujillo, Dupree said. Trujillo was taken into custody after he was shot. Deputies gave him first aid until paramedics were able to take him to a hospital, Dupree said. The county sheriff’s deputies involved in the shooting were 5-year veteran Frank McRoberts and 2-year veteran Nicholas Jehl, Dupree said. Trujillo was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of felony evading and DUI. He was scheduled to be arraigned this week. — City News Service


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The Grauer School graduated 27 students who will enroll at colleges and universities nationwide this fall with an average scholarship of $44,000. The Class of 2018 was offered a cumulative $4.5 million in scholarships. During their high school careers, students in the Class of 2018 showed intellectual curiosity that led to an expansion of the curriculum at The Grauer School; elective courses in Calculus 2, Cooking and Graphic Design were added to cater to their unique academic and personal interests. CRACKHEADS OPENS


On July 28, 12 military veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project and Team Red, White & Blue, will spend a week as working cowboys and cowgirls at the TX Ranch, a 30,000-acre working/guest ranch. Offering wounded warriors a week at the ranch was made possible by Bill Mitchel and ranch owners Hip and Loretta Tillett. Mitchell, also a vet, has been going to the ranch for 20 years and will volunteer with friends to host the vets. To donate, contact Steve Bartram at SEASIDE SPINE JOINS SCRIPPS

Seaside Spine Medical Associates, a North County-based practice focused on surgical and nonsurgical treatments for back pain and spinal conditions, has joined the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Scripps Clinic. Seaside Spine was founded in 2013 on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Patients GROUND UP CAFÉ can continue to call (760) The Ground Up Cafe at 230-5188 for appointments. 550 Grand Ave., Carlsbad, The practice, now known Crackheads, at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and State Street in Carlsbad, is open and offers breakfast sandwiches, creative lunch items, as well as bottomless mimosas and a full bar. Take a break and come play a game of beanbag toss on their lawn.

Don’t Get Burned by Bad Sunscreen not “block” out 100% of the sun’s rays so there are no true sun blocks, all sunscreens unfortunately allow some ultraviolet radiation to reach the skin. So now you know when you head to your local store to pick out your sunscreen for the summer make sure it is SPF 50, broad spectrum and water resistant up to 80 minutes.

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he sunny SoCal summer is finally here and choosing the best sunscreen is a definite must! The sun is producing enough energy every second to power the Earth’s current¬ energy needs for 500,000 years, but along with that immense energy comes harmful ultraviolet rays that can damage our skin. The ultraviolet (UV) rays that reach Earth are 95% ultraviolet A (UVA) and 5% ultraviolet B (UVB). Both of these UV rays cause changes in the DNA of our skin that can lead to skin cancer, which is why it is essential to have a sunscreen that is as effective as possible at shielding your skin from these rays. Additionally, UVA causes premature aging of the skin and UVB causes the “burn” of a sunburn, so you can thank the sun for your extra wrinkles and the peeling skin you’ve had in the past. So how can you tell if your sunscreen is effective at protecting your skin? The first thing to look at is the sun protection factor (SPF) – this number protects you from UVB (the burning rays). The second is looking for the phrase “broad spectrum” which covers UVA (skin wrinkling rays). However, in 2011, the FDA

DR. AMANDA ABRAMSON LLOYD is a board certified dermatologist affiliated with Tri-City Medical Center who believes in providing personalized, tailored care Courtesy photo passed “the Final Rule” which stated that sunscreens could no longer be labeled with an SPF over 50, containers must indicate “broad spectrum” if the sunscreen filters UVA, and sunscreen can no longer claim to be waterproof as there is no such thing. If the sunscreen is water resistant, the bottle will be labeled water resistant for 40 or 80 minutes letting you know when you need to get out of the water and reapply. Even if you are not going in the water, it is recommended that sunscreen is

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reapplied every 2 hours. And what’s the deal with SPF, does it matter? Well, a sunscreen with a SPF of 50 filters out two times the amount of harmful UV rays that a SPF of 30 does, and four times more than a SPF of 15, so yes the SPF really does make a difference. And if you’re stumped as to whether you should buy that SPF 50 or the SPF 80, anything over SPF of 50 is negligible. It is also important to note that sunscreens do


About Dr. Lloyd Dr. Amanda Abramson Lloyd is a board certified dermatologist affiliated with Tri-City Medical Center who believes in providing personalized, tailored care so you leave feeling happy in your skin. Dr. Lloyd received her medical degree from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine, and completed her dermatology residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and served as chief resident. Dr. Lloyd then received additional training in non-surgical cosmetic dermatology, Mohs surgery, venous and laser medicine. After finishing her education, she started her own practice in Encinitas, CA. Dr. Lloyd utilizes energy-based modalities to treat irregular pigmentation, blemishes, rough skin texture, wrinkles, and spider and varicose veins. To find out more about Dr. Lloyd or to schedule an appointment visit or call 855.222.8262.


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Rincon del Diablo Chapter will continue its mission of preserving history with education and patriotism on Aug. 4, when it will refurbish a historic marker from noon until 2 p.m. at 15808 San Pasqual Valley Road, denoting the San Pasqual Battlefield, known for the bloodiest California battle of the Mexican-American War in 1846. To learn more about DAR, visit San Diego area residents interested in DAR membership may reach the Rincon del Diablo chapter at Courtesy photo

as Scripps Clinic Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Encinitas, will remain in the same medical office building at 320 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, moving from Suite 308 to 309

to award $28,800 to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido as part of its Arts Education: Exposure programs. As a segment of the California Arts Council Arts Education grant opportunities, Exposure grants support attendance at perFRESH START TEAMS WITH formances and exhibitions CHICANO FEDERATION Carlsbad-based non- for students who may otherprofit Fresh Start Surgical wise have limited access to Gifts announced a strate- these experiences. gic collaboration with the Chicano Federation to ex- MAJOR IN SUSTAINABLE pand outreach to families AGRICULTURE Responding to a combiwith cosmetic and physical deformities throughout the nation of industry demand county and are in need of for skilled workers and medical care. The collab- increased interest among oration unites two organi- area residents taking up zations with a purpose to a new interest, MiraCosta transform lives. Fresh Start College’s Horticulture DeSurgical Gifts transforms partment has launched a the lives of disadvantaged new Sustainable Agriculinfants, children, and teens ture degree and certificate with physical deformities program that can be completed in as little as a year. and conditions. MEDICAL TRIFECTA


Dina Trafficanda has associated with the Carlsbad office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as an affiliate agent. She comes to the office with 22 years of real estate experience. Prior to affiliating with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Trafficanda was a real estate advisor with Engel & Volkers Ranch – Coast. Before that, she was a mortgage loan LOW-COST TEXTBOOKS Palomar College is one officer, loan processor and of nine colleges nationwide loan underwriter. that has been selected to participate in Rice Univer- KEEPING THE GREAT OUTDOORS The San Diego Founsity’s 2018-2019 OpenStax Institutional Partnership dation just announced the Program, furthering the next round of the Opening college’s efforts to provide the Outdoors grantees, infree to low-cost, peer-re- cluding $55,000 for the San viewed digital textbooks Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and course resources and $25,000 for the Esconthrough open education- dido Creek Conservancy. al resources (OER). Palo- The 2018 Opening the Outmar was chosen in a highly doors grants emphasize colcompetitive process from laboration among local nonamong 31 applicants and profits working together to will begin working with grow a more vibrant region OpenStax to develop insti- by increasing and enhanctutional plans to encourage ing natural space, promoting youth engagement in the use of OER. the environment and engaging communities in the proSUPPORT FOR ART CENTER The California Arts tection and revitalization of Council announced its plans outdoors areas. Marvin Singh, MD, of Coastal Gastroenterology, 700 Garden View Court, Suite 102, Encinitas, is now board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Integrative Medicine, making him an Integrative Gastroenterologist. Singh is the first GI doctor in California to earn these three certifications.

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Keep life simple. Taking on too much or lacking moderation will cost you time, money and your reputation. Handle matters of concern discreetly, and be objective about how best to get what you want. Baby steps now will begin to pay off later as the year comes to a close.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Get more out of life. Look for ways to improve your strength and stamina. Proper diet and exercise will make you feel and look your best. A change will do you good.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Partnerships will need to be handled with care. If someone makes a fuss, try not to retaliate. Remaining calm and offering sound solutions will promise higher returns.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Offer your services and participate in community events that will shape the changes you’d LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don’t make a lot like to see occur in your neighborhood. A of noise over nothing. Initiating changes romantic gesture is encouraged. that aren’t necessary will leave you in a quandary when someone affected by ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Take part in activities that excite you. Spending time your decisions questions what you are with someone you enjoy being around doing. will bring you closer together. Don’t let an VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Put your en- unexpected change ruin your plans. ergy into bringing about positive change. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Learn all Whether at home or with your peers or you can about a place you want to travrelatives, offer solutions that are solid and el to or a skill or qualification required to will benefit everyone involved. Expand point you in a new and exciting direction. your interests. Romance and personal improvement are LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Spend more highlighted. time at home with family, or make adjustGEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Travel plans ments to your living arrangements that or visiting friends or relatives will be inforwill help ease financial stress or concerns mative. Attend a reunion that offers inyou have about your health and physical sight into options you haven’t considered priorities. in the past. Opportunity is within reach. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Too much on your plate will bog you down. Stick close to home and avoid conflicts while traveling or when dealing with relatives or friends who are difficult to get along with.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Look for an unusual opportunity. Taking part in something you’ve never done before will be gratifying, and encourage you to bring about positive lifestyle changes. Altering SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Rely your living arrangements is favored.


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Walt Dean King, 69, just wanted to take a look at a used car for sale on July 4. But when he approached the vehicle in the small California town of Tracy, about 60 miles east of San Francisco, he was suddenly knocked off his feet by a bull that had gotten loose. King felt the bull's horn go through his side and crawled between a bush and a house as the bull stood over him snorting for about 20 minutes. FOX40 reported that King underwent three hours of surgery, after which doctors told him his belly fat had saved him from worse injury. King believes karma kept him alive: "Back in the '70s, I had pulled a lady out of a burning building, so now I think I'm being paid back, by not dying," King said. [FOX40, 7/6/2018] PEOPLE WITH TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS

-- Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who have made their fortunes in tech-related fields have discovered a spiritually enriching new guru, Jess Magic, a ukulele player and singer who calls herself a "heartist." At Magic's intimate, invitation-only "Soul Salons" (and now on a 10-city national tour), participants share their energy and join in "songversations" -- philosophical rap and improvised music and dance -- a process Magic calls "a play date for your inner child." Andrew Hewitt, creator of Game Changers 500,

explains: "For people who live most of the time in their head, this feels like magic." The New York Times reported that Magic believes her appeal is in response to the spiritual hollowness wealthy executives feel. "People forget that they are human beings rather than human doings," she said. [The New York Times, 6/29/2018]

the funeral, and the Kumasi Funeral Criers Association offers different styles of crying, such as crying with swagg, crying and rolling on the ground, and crying and vomiting. Ghanian funerals also feature dancing pallbearers and giant billboards to announce the funeral arrangements. [BBC Africa, 7/1/2018]

-- Patriotism inspired Rain Wiggand, 22, and Zane Liles, 21, of Collins, Ohio, to construct an American flag using more than 2,000 Budweiser, Bud Light and Miller Lite beer cans. Wiggand posted pictures of the "beer flag" on Twitter on July 4. "It was a rough month of work for Zane and I," Wiggand confessed, adding that they "averaged somewhere around 14 beers a night for 28 days straight." Six other friends helped, he said, but they only drank on Thursdays to Sundays. Liles told BuzzFeed News, "It was a monthlong hangover that nothing could cure." However, he said the project had not ruined beer for him. "I can still drink beer with the best of them." [BuzzFeed News, 7/5/2018]



In Ghana, the reaction of mourners at a funeral is a measure of the deceased's position in the community. But for family members who are unable to express their emotions openly, professional mourners will cry on their behalf. A leader of one team of criers told BBC Africa in July that they charge based on the size of

In 1985, Tosya Garibyan of Arinj, in Armenia, asked her husband, Levon Arkelian, 44, to dig a pit under their home where she could store potatoes. But once he got started, Radio Free Europe reported, he just couldn't stop. Twenty-three years later, the underground oasis Arkelian created is a tourist attraction. Working as many as 18 hours a day with only a hammer and chisel, Arkelian created seven rooms, stairwells and passages running as deep as 65 feet and adorned them with carvings and decorations made from found objects. Arkelian passed away in 2008, and his widow welcomes tourists to her museum, which includes his shredded work boots and tools. But she says the couple argued about the project. "He ruined his health because of this hole," she told RFE. [Radio Free Europe, 6/20/2018] WAIT, WHAT?

Brigadier Gen. Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization, announced in a press conference on July 2 that Israel is manipulating

the weather over Iran to prevent rain. "Israel and another country in the region have joint teams which work to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain," Jalali posited, according to YNet News. "On top of that, we are facing the issue of cloud and snow theft." However, the head of Iran's meteorological service was skeptical: "It is not possible for a country to steal snow or clouds. Iran has suffered a prolonged drought, and this is a global trend that does not apply only to Iran." [YNet News, 7/2/2018] WEIRD SCIENCE

If summer's heat is making you anxious about body odor, you might want to investigate a helpful gadget launched on July 1 by Japanese health tech company Tanita: the ES-100, an odor-sensing device that will detect body odor or too much perfume or cologne. IT Media reported that the user simply points the sensor toward the underarm area (or other problematic spots), and in 10 seconds a numerical score will appear on the LED display. If you're a 10 ... you're not a 10. [IT Media, 6/20/2018] COMPELLING EXPLANATIONS

-- In Madison, Wisconsin, an unidentified 19-yearold driver flipped his car after overcorrecting in traffic on July 3. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the man left the scene and removed some clothing, then pretended to be a jogger who happened by when police

JULY 27, 2018 questioned him. Police said he was not impaired; he was later charged with leaving a crash scene and driving without a license. [Wisconsin State Journal, 7/5/2018] -- A 62-year-old security guard named Ramdin in the city of Kanpur, India, told doctors he was robbed in June of about $722 (proceeds from the sale of his motorbike) by muggers who attacked him and knocked him out. When he woke up, Ramdin was suffering from severe abdominal pain, which brought him, 10 days later, to Rama Hospital, where a scan revealed a steel cup lodged in his abdomen. Senior surgeon Dr. Dinesh Kumar told Metro News: "It seems that the metal cup was inserted into Ramdin's rectum by the goons, and it got stuck near the intestines." Doctors couldn't remove the cup using the route it went in, so they had to operate. Ramdin was discharged from the hospital on July 4. [Metro News, 7/9/2018] EWWWWW!

In what can only be a testament to curiosity, a Staffa, Ontario, Canada, man has created an eBay listing for the McDonald's meal he placed on a shelf in his home six years ago to see what would happen. CBC Radio reported on July 5 that Dave Alexander also set aside a homemade burger and fries, five years ago, in order to make a comparison. The McDonald's meal held up much better: "The fries are stunningly good look-

ing," Alexander said. "The burger itself has darkened a little bit. The bun is about as hard as a hockey puck, but it looks just like it's brand-new cosmetically." Alexander is downsizing and listed the meal -- "original owner, never eaten" -- for $29.99. "We live in the country and we've never seen a fly land on it. Ever," he said. [CBC Radio, 7/5/2018] OOPS!

Finished with her shopping at the Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, Walmart in late June, an unnamed woman returned to the parking lot and drove off in the black rental car she had just picked up. Two weeks later, when she returned the car to the rental agency, she complained about the car's messy condition and the set of golf clubs left in it. Nation Valley News reported the "slightly confused" manager informed her the car she had rented was a Nissan Sentra, but the car she returned was an Infiniti. Sure enough, the Infiniti owner had reported his car stolen from the Walmart parking lot, and when the woman and the agency manager returned to the lot, the Nissan was still parked there. The Infiniti owner got his car back, the woman was a "wee bit embarrassed," and the Cornwall Community Police Service reported on July 8 that there was a "happy and funny ending to the story." They also urged citizens to "not leave your key fobs in your vehicle when not being operated." [Nation Valley News, 7/8/2018]

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All classes are held at locations below unless otherwise indicated. Tri-City Medical Center – 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center – 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad Please note, classes are subject to change. Please call to confirm.


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Update Course 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3100 to register/fee involved.

8/13 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3100 to register/fee involved.

8/29 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Accelerated Course

8-11 a.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3100 to register/fee involved.

8/2, 8/20 Heart Saver First Aid CPR AED

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Visit to register/fee involved.

8/11, 9/15

CHILDBIRTH & PREGNANCY Breastfeeding Support Group

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5500.

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For even more classes & programs visit SUPPORT GROUPS

Better Breathers

1:30-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3055 for more information.

2nd Wednesday of Every Month Women’s Cancer Support Group

10:30-11:30 a.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3540 for more information.

2nd Wednesday of Every Month Mended Hearts Support Group

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.846.0626 for more information.


9-11 a.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved.

Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays NEW Mi Ortho (Arthritis Foundation Aquatics to be integrated into Ortho program)

Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 for more information, class schedule, registration/fee involved.

2nd Tuesday of Every Month Ostomy Support Group of North County

Call for Class Schedule NEW Mi Neuro (Step by Step for Parkinson’s to be integrated into Neuro program)

Friday of Every Month Diabetes Support Group

Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays Parkinson’s Exercise

1-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Dates may vary.* Call 760.470.9589 for more information. * Last

11 a.m-12:30 p.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved.

Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.644.1201 to register.

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3617 for more information.

1st Thursday of Every Month 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 2nd Thursday of Every Month 7-9 p.m. Aphasia Support Group

Meets Fridays Diabetes Self-Management Course

3-5 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.644.120 for more information.

Meets Wednesdays Breastfeeding Outpatient Clinic

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.7151 to register.

Breastfeeding Your Baby Class

7-8:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 619.482.0297 for more information.

Spine Pre-Op Class

7:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center.

8/7, 8/29 Total Joint Replacement Class

Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5500. 6:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5500 to register/fee involved.

8/16 Baby Safe Class - Infant CPR

6:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5784 to register/fee involved.

Next Class 9/20 Baby Care Class

6:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5784 to register/fee involved.

Next Open Class 9/13 3-Wk Child Preparation Class

6:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5750 to register/fee involved.

8/5, 8/12, 8/19 Maternity Orientation

Tri-City Medical Center. Registration required. Call 760.940.5784.

Next Open Class 9/18 6:30-7 p.m., 7:30-8 p.m. Orientación de Maternidad En Español

Quienes deseen más información pueden llamar al 760.940.5750. 8/4, 3-3:30 p.m., 8/23, 7:30-8 p.m.

eClass, Understanding Childbirth Online Classes $60, Available 24/7

Meets Thursdays Survivors of Suicide Loss

1st & 3rd Wednesday of Every Month Narcotics Anonymous Meets Fridays & Sundays Bereavement Support Group

2:30-4 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 888.328.4558 for more information.

Meets Wednesdays

WELLNESS “Stepping On” Fall Prevention Workshop 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3617 to register. FREE class.

Next 8-wk class in Fall Stroke Exercise

10-11 a.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.7272 to register.

Meets Thursdays NEW Mi Strength

10-11 a.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved.

3 Weds. of Ea. Month. Call for Class Schedule

ORTHOPAEDICS CLASSES 12-2 p.m.,Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3795 for more information.

12-2 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3795 for more information.

8/8, 8/22 Total Shoulder Replacement Class

12-2 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3795 for more information.





Meets Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

OCEANSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NORTH COUNTY HEALTH FAIR Presented by Tri-City Medical Center • August 9 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

AUGUST 10-12

Oceanside Civic Center, 300 Coast Highway • Free & Open to the Public

The North County Health Fair is FREE to the public and a great way to receive information, meet a new health specialist, take advantage of free screenings and to learn more about healthy living.


For more information call 855.222.8262 or visit

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