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Pot shops on ballot in Vista? Goal is November vote for initiatives By Christina Macone-Greene

John Barkley, CP Air’s chief financial officer, said those routes will be rolled out, but emphasized the Phoenix and San Jose routes as the priority, mainly for businesses who fly employees routinely to those destinations. He said one major tech company had 1,400 flights to Phoenix last year. “The transaction of acquir-

VISTA — The city of Vista is fine-tuning a draft measure for a competing medical marijuana initiative to stay ahead of a qualified citizens’ initiative. In addition to these efforts, Vista City Attorney Darold Pieper is also drafting a separate cannabis business tax ordinance. The goal is for both items to be on the November ballot once the council approves them. Andrea McCullough, city communications manager, said the last council meeting to approve these measures for the November ballot is on June 26. Council members agreed that they wanted to come up with their own initiative, which would compete with the qualified citizens’ initiative also on the ballot. “The reason behind this is that the qualified citizens’ initiative allows for 11 medicinal retail stores, no criminal enforcement if licensed, and one parking space per 1,000 square feet versus five, no residential setback and 7 percent gross receipts tax,” she said. McCullough said if the qualified citizens’ initiative passes, then the parking law would apply to medical marijuana retail stores. The City Council agreed to propose two Type 12 cannabis microbusinesses, McCullough said. This selection means that the business must do at least



Actor Robert Hays, who famously played reluctant pilot Ted Striker in the 1980 film “Airplane!” was among the VIPs on hand May 25 for a California Pacific Airlines flight from McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad to Sacramento to promote CP Air’s plans to begin commercial service from Carlsbad late this summer. Courtesy photo

CP AIR SAYS IT’S READY FOR TAKEOFF North County-based airlines hopes to begin commercial service in late summer By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — This time, they say, it is real. On May 25, California Pacific Airlines founder Ted Vallas and company executives hosted a family and media flight to Sacramento aboard a 50-seat commercial jet. The flight was to announce the company’s plans to begin commercial airline service from

McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. CP Air also had celebrity help, as Robert Hays, who played Cpt. Ted Striker in the 1980 classic “Airplane!” was on board. Hays volunteers with U.S. Blood Donors, which partners with regional airlines to deliver rare blood types quickly. Chief Executive Officer Paul Hook said CP Air will begin ser-

vice in late summer, with the first routes to be service to Phoenix, San Jose, Las Vegas, Oakland and Cabo San Lucas. CP Air would be the second commercial regional airline in Carlsbad. Cal Jet Elite Air began service last year, but shut down operations last month. However, the company said it will resume service in June with more destinations.


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San Marcos educators nab top awards By Steve Puterski

REGION — A pair of San Marcos teachers were honored for their innovative work in the classroom. Christine Dixon and Charity Shepard, both educators at Double Peak K8 School, were tapped as the San Diego Computer Using Educators Innovative Coordinator and Innovative Teacher of the year, respectively, by the Classroom of the Future Foundation during an awards ceremony at SeaWorld on May 23. The pair teach at Double Peak K8 School in San Marcos. “My main job is innovation where I’m working with all the school with engineering, technology and coding,” Dixon said. Dixon acts as a co-teacher, where she visits all classrooms to reinforce what is being taught. She helps students build prototypes to solve problems and use a Makerspace Center for design thinking. Shepard said one of Dixon’s best attributes is her ability to modify the curriculum from kindergarten to eighth grade. In addition, Dixon also helps teachers with innovation and design thinking. “She does an amazing job,” Shepard said. “It’s her willingness to share … with other schools and in the community.” Dixon said giving the students creative freedom features all forms of design,

Double Peak K8 School fifth-grade teacher Charity Shepard, left, and innovation coordinator Christine Dixon, were selected by Classroom of the Future Foundation for two top awards on May 23. Photo by Steve Puterski

from a tall tower to a pillow or circuitry. Typically, she said, a design challenge is laid before the students to solve a problem. For example, Shepard teaches about the American Revolution, so Dixon adds to the lesson by challenging students to solve a problem. “It looks like chaos, but

we call it creative chaos,” Dixon said. “It’s what classrooms and schools are going to. The biggest thing we ask kids to do is to look at the world and solve problems.” In the classroom, Shepard, who teaches fifth grade, said she is trying to bring Makerspace to a new level, while being stan-



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dards-based. She said it allows students to be more creative and empathetic. “I was able to do yearlong project,” Shepard said. “Some people look at it as a technology award, but for me it was looking at what my students were still struggling to do and find a way to do that.” Another example, she said, is that all the natural disasters over the past year spawned a project where her students could contact those affected and prototype the problems and solutions. It was supposed to be just a math project. However, she contacted Solutions for Change in Vista about homelessness. The students conducted different styles of writing, read about the subject and used math to include costs for the families’ needs and create a prototype basket of necessities. “It was a very neat thing for my kids to understand,” Shepard said. “It’s how would they take these solutions for homelessness and improve on it. Because of their research … we were still hitting the standards but my kids were still developing the skills they need.” In addition to Double Peak, other North County schools also cleaned up during the awards as Calavera Hills Middle School and Valley Middle School in Carlsbad were both honored with the Impact and Inspire awards. The Encinitas Farm Lab won the Achieve Award, while Talent Cities through the Vista Unified School District won the Innovate Award. T.H.E. Leadership Academy Garden, also through Vista Unified, received an honorable mention for the Achieve Award.

Controversial project in Harmony Grove advances By Aaron Burgin

ESCONDIDO — A project that would build 453 units of housing on 111 acres in Harmony Grove received a divided OK from the County’s Planning Commission, paving the way for the Board of Supervisors to weigh in on the project. The six-member Planning Commission voted 4-2 in favor of the proposed Harmony Grove Village South project, which is billed as an extension to the 742-home Harmony Grove Village development approved 11 years ago by the Board of Supervisors. Residents have protested the project on a number of fronts, including concerns about the increased density in the rural area, the lack of adequate infrastructure to support an evacuation during wildfires in a his-

torically fire prone area, and the introduction of apartments into a landscape dominated by rural estates and single-family homes. The project was opposed by both the San Dieguito Community Planning Group and the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council, which panned the project as inconsistent with the existing community. Commissioners Michael Beck and Michael Seiler voted against the project. "This thing is not ready for prime time," Seiler said. "I cannot support the motion." The balance of the commission said they felt that staff — including sheriff's and fire department officials — adequately addressed their concerns about evacuations, both human and animal.

Alliance meets on homelessness VISTA — The Alliance for Regional Solutions North County Homeless Summit group has met once and will be meeting again from 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 6 at Vista Community Clinic. If you would like to be a part of this task force, register at https://events. re g i s t e r / e ve nt R e g ? o e id k = a 0 7e fdp n n f x 2 a 2 d 70f2&oseq=&c=&ch=. Two task forces have been formed to work on a set of goals that include: 1. Create a coordinated outreach plan to connect people to services. 2. Increase housing availability for low income and homeless people and

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San Marcos mayor hit with campaign finance complaint By Leonardo Castañeda inewsource

Six days before the June 5 election, the city of San Marcos appointed an outside attorney on Wednesday to investigate a complaint alleging Mayor Jim Desmond violated city campaign finance laws as part of his run for the county Board of Supervisors. Realtor Ana Rosvall filed the complaint on Tuesday with the city clerk and the California Fair Political Practices Commission. She alleges Desmond received contributions too close to when six donors had development projects voted on by the City Council. San Marcos requires a 12-month gap between campaign contributions and council votes. A spokesman for Desmond, a Republican running for Supervisor Bill Horn’s open seat, said he doesn’t believe San Marcos’ campaign finance rules apply to a county race. “The rules that govern our campaign are the county of San Diego rules,” spokesman John Hoy said. “We're quite certain that we adhere to both the spirit and the letter of the law as they apply to the county supervisor race.” Also running for Horn’s seat are Oceanside Mayor Jerry Kern, a Republican, and two Democrats, Jacqueline Arsivaud and Michelle Gomez. Rosvall said she’s been involved in campaigns to stop housing developments that required zoning changes in San Marcos and unincorporated San Diego County. She’s a Democrat and said she filed the complaint against Desmond because she and others are concerned he is overly influenced by developers. Rosvall said she is happy the city is investigating her complaint. “It's so amazing that someone is


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taking us seriously and listening to us, and that it's a process that's working the way it's supposed to,” she said. Campaign finance rules in San Marcos say City Council members can’t vote on an issue that financially affects someone who gave them a campaign contribution of $100 or more during the previous 12 months. Council members also can’t receive contributions of $100 or more in the 12 months after casting a vote that affects that donor. The mayor is part of the council. San Marcos City Attorney Helen Holmes Peak told inewsource Shawn Hagerty, an attorney with Best Best & Krieger, has been hired to investigate Rosvall’s complaint. Hagerty specializes in municipal and water law and is Santee’s city attorney, according to his law firm’s website. The donors listed in the complaint include San Marcos Highlands developer Farouk Kubba. The council approved his project to build 169 single-family homes in November 2016. Kubba contributed $800 to Desmond’s supervisor campaign seven months later in June 2017. Three others working on the project also contributed a total of $1,350 to Desmond’s campaign. Two other donors who had worked on the Brookfield Residential project to build 220 condominiums in San Marcos contributed a total of $650 to Desmond’s campaign. The City Council approved the project in January. inewsource is an independent, investigative journalism nonprofit supported by foundations, philanthropists and readers like you.

District 5 board race hits final days By Steve Puterski

REGION — It is the final push for the four District 5 candidates running for the open seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Republicans Jim Desmond, mayor of San Marcos; Jerry Kern, Oceanside city councilman; and Democrats Jacqueline Arsivaud, chairwoman of the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council; and legislative analyst Michelle Gomez of Oceanside are aiming to be in the top two after the dust is settled from Tuesday’s primary. If no candidate receives 50 percent plus one of the vote, the top two will run off in the November general election. The primary is Tuesday and the district consists of about 620,000 residents, which spans from Camp Pendleton south to Carlsbad, and east through Vista, San Marcos, Valley Center and Borrego Springs. In this final installment, the candidates reveal their biggest issue and what they would bring to the board. Priorities Each candidate acknowledges there are many issues facing the county such as infrastructure, housing, development and homelessness. But each has their own unique viewpoint of how to approach those issues. Kern is focused on public safety, growing North County’s economy and securing funding for transportation. Kern did not support the TransNet 2 sales tax pushed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) as it “neglected North County.” According to his website, Kern said new approaches must

be developed to give taxpayers what they deserve and collaboration among leaders is crucial to alleviate traffic concerns. For Arsivaud, housing is a priority, especially ridding or reducing the amount of money in politics surrounding it. She cited the vast amounts of money the building industry has pumped into local elections, noting Supervisor Kristen Gaspar has received $600,000 from such sources. A shortage of middle-income housing is a priority and she said re-establishing integrity to build trust in the public is one of her main points, if elected. Desmond, meanwhile, is adamant about infrastructure. Without it, he said, infill housing projects, business development and homelessness will struggle to find adequate solutions. Additionally, he said building the county’s reserve fund is also a priority. Noting the county has $2.6 billion in reserves, Desmond said much of that is earmarked, and if a catastrophic economic situation occurs, the $700 million currently tucked for such occasions, would only hold the county over for 54 days. Finally, Gomez said she is championing for families and working to ensure families have well-paying jobs and affordable housing. Also, she said, another priority is helping military and their families, citing her husband’s service in the Marine Corps as an inspiration for creating strong pathways from the military to civilian life.

Arsivaud said she will bring a fresh perspective to the board and a different vision. She believes the board must be more forward thinking and her residence in the unincorporated part of the county will be a voice for those not represented by officials from urban areas. “I am a strong voice for the unincorporated part of the county,” Arsivaud said. Desmond said he differs from Horn through a different style of governance. He said since the introduction of term limits, he must put himself in the place of the taxpayer and has an open door policy. He cited his experience as mayor working with large budgets, his chairmanship on SANDAG’s transportation committee and work to ensure the county continues to build its reserve fund. “I have good working relationships,” he said. Gomez said she will be a champion for working families, union organizations and will focus on labor, which she said is a different approach for the board. She said ensuring county employees are a priority is critical to the success of the county, especially when tackling the many difficult issues facing the region. Kern, meanwhile, said his experience in Oceanside gives him the full spectrum of what is expected from a supervisor. Other than social services, which the county runs, Oceanside has a harbor, airport, police and fire and every other department needed to operate a municipality, including the negotiations with associFresh views on the board With Bill Horn termed out, ated unions. It is the largest city one of the four will be the newest in the district, giving him an advantage over his opponents. face of District 5.


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Opinion & Editorial

Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do not reflect the views of The Coast News

Focus is on candidates, but props also offer key choices


Memorializing a hometown hero By Marie Waldron

Naming a portion of the I-15 freeway in Escondido as Cal Fire Firefighter Cory Iverson Memorial Highway is a step closer to reality with passage of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 205 last week. Memorializing the lives of first responders who make the ultimate sacrifice is a necessary but sad duty for members of the State Assembly. But it is one which I am honored to do for our hometown hero. On Dec. 14 we lost Cal Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson, an Escondido native, who died fighting the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. I have authored ACR 205, sponsored by Cal Fire, designating the 5-mile portion of I-15 between SR 78 and Via Rancho Parkway in his honor. Iverson, 32, an eightyear veteran of Cal Fire, joined CalFire in 2009 af-

Cory Iverson in December fighting the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. He was 32 years old Photo via Facebook

and dedication. He proudly followed in the footsteps of his uncle, a retired fire captain. Yes he was a hero. He put his life on the line for all of us without batting an eye. But most of all, Iverson was a loving husband, father and family man, survived by his wife, two daughters, parents and siblings. While we have lost a hero, they have lost a part of themselves that will never be replaced. ACR 205, with 70 co-authors, has been approved by the Assembly and will now move to the Senate. In this small way, the life of this outstanding young man and public servant will be honored and remembered by all.

ter working seven years for Harmony Grove Fire Department. Importantly, he was a man of faith who devoted his life to sharing the love of Jesus. During his career he Minority Floor Leader received many awards, in- Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, cluding recognition as 2010 represents the 75th Assembly Cal Fire Firefighter of the District in the California Year. He exemplified proLegislature, which includes fessionalism, work ethic Escondido and San Marcos.

Letters to the Editor Kudos to the four Carlsbad City council members who placed the safety of your constituents, law enforcement and tax paying Americans first when you voted to oppose California’s sanctuary cities [story, Page 5]. Thank you for speaking for us because, as you know, we don’t have a voice in Sacramento. I am an Hispanic, first generation American and I believe it is necessary for

local law enforcement to cooperate with the federal government, especially when releasing illegal criminals. Your vote to join other cities opposing sanctuary cities sends a clear message that our safety comes first. Thank You! Tere’ Renteria, a former mayor of Solana Beach, lives in Carlsbad

*** Randy Ward the former superintendent of the San Diego County Office of Education was placed on administrative leave by his school board in July 2016. An audit was conducted of alleged financial improprieties and Dr. Ward subsequently resigned as superintendent in July 2017. It has come to my attention that Dr. Ward’s wife, Cheryl James-Ward is currently running for a seat on the SDCOE School Board in District 5. Given her relationship with Dr. Ward, Cheryl James-Ward is a poor choice for this

Board of Education. Her election would at least give the appearance of a conflict of interest. Therefore I have endorsed the incumbent Rick Shea who has been an excellent board member and a strong supporter of the Juvenile Court and Community Schools, which is an important part of the responsibilities of the SDCOE. James R. Milliken Former Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court

ery rightly, the focus in this ongoing California primary election season is on candidates for offices from Congress to the governor’s office in the state Capitol’s “Horseshoe” suite. But this spring’s ballot also features five significant propositions, and if voters overlook them, they may come to rue the inattention. No, the spring propositions (no initiatives here) are not as sexy as what the fall ballot will bring, with heated campaigns upcoming on everything from gasoline taxes to carving California into three states and an attempt by paint companies to make taxpayers bail them out of liability for cleaning up problems caused by lead in their products. That timing is by Democratic Party design: The party’s legislators three years ago adopted a law putting all initiative propositions – those making the ballot via voter signatures – into the November general election, with none contested in the primary. Their thinking was (still is) that general elections bring out many more voters than primaries, giving liberal causes a better chance in the fall. But propositions placed on the ballot by the Legislature still go to the primary ballot. So we now face five measures lawmakers want passed. But voters might hesitate over at least some. Take Prop. 70, the product of a political deal allowing the state’s cap-and-trade program to continue long after its previous expiration date last year. In this system, the state auctions off to corporations a limited number of permits to produce greenhouse gas pollutants, sometimes

california focus thomas d. elias collecting more than $3 billion a year. The money is supposed to be used for reducing the same kinds of gases in other places, but some cash has lately been diverted to the ongoing bullet train project and other causes. In order to get cap-andtrade extended to 2030, Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats agreed to require two-thirds legislative majorities after 2024 in deciding whether to spend that money and on what. That compromise flies in the face of an earlier initiative that did away with the prior two-thirds-majority requirement for passing state budgets. If a majority vote is good enough to decide on spending the many more billions of dollars in the general fund budget, why require a supermajority for this one cash source? Despite its support from Brown and the state Chamber of Commerce, this deal makes little sense and voters may want to nix it. There’s also Prop. 68, a $4 billion parks and water quality bond measure including $200 million for restoration of the Salton Sea in the state’s southeastern corner. California’s largest lake, a product of a 1905 flood on the Colorado River, the Salton Sea has evaporated gradually since San Diego’s water agency stopped supplying it early this year. That is causing new levels of dust pollution in the air of the Imperial Valley and threatens the habitats of hundreds of migratory bird species. Creating ponds and channels around that lake

to control dust is just one of many projects in this proposed bond; others include $370 million for ground water recharges, $725 million for parks in neighborhoods that now have few, $218 million for state park restoration and $443 million for “climate preparedness.” Voters usually go almost automatically for water bonds, but may hesitate this time after watching the state Water Commission take years to fund projects using money from a prior bond passed in 2014. Many will see the other three measures on this ballot as virtual no-brainers. Prop. 69 would confine use of new transportation tax revenues, including gasoline taxes, only to transportation. These funds have occasionally been diverted elsewhere, infuriating some. Similar propositions have passed previously, but are sometimes circumvented. The simplest proposal here is Prop. 71, which sets the effective date for all winning ballot measures five days after election results are certified, usually about month after Election Day. There is no substantial opposition to this one. And there’s Prop. 72, allowing new rain-capture systems to be exempted from property tax reassessments. The aim is to encourage property owners to catch more rain water, helping the state’s water supply. All of which adds up to a proposition list that includes a few relatively minor measures, but also a couple that require significant decisions. Email Thomas Elias at For more Elias columns, go to www.

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Man convicted of killing mom with claw hammer

ESCONDIDO — A man who beat his mother to death with a claw hammer in their Escondido apartment was convicted May 23 of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated about one day before finding David Noel McGee Jr., 26, guilty of killing 55-year-old Rebecca “Becky” Apodaca. McGee faces 26 years to life in prison when he is sentenced June 25 at the Vista Courthouse. Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe told the jury that Apodaca failed to log in to her at-home medical billing job on Feb. 1, 2017, and failed to respond to messages left by her supervisor, family and friends. Apodaca’s adult daughter went by the victim's apartment on North Hickory Street about 6:30 p.m. and found her mother unconscious on her blood-soaked bed. The defendant — naked and covered in blood — was found hiding in a closet. He had self-inflicted knife

wounds on his wrists and forearms and a self-inflicted knife wound across his neck, Watanabe said. A bloody toaster was plugged in and was sitting in the bathroom sink and an empty bottle of Benadryl was found in the bathroom. Levels of an over-thecounter antihistamine found in Benadryl were so high in the defendant’s blood that he could have ingested 100 or more 25mg pills, the prosecutor said. Deputy Public Defender Lindsay Itzhaki said McGee’s attack on his mother happened “in a fog of Benadryl,” and that there was a difference between “killing and murder.” McGee told police that he was depressed and broken and blamed his mother for bringing him into the world. He claimed he heard a voice telling him to harm the victim, Watanabe said. — City News Service

Tips to stay safe during rattlesnake season By Patty McCormac

REGION — While swimming in a lake or river, do not grab what look like sticks or branches. Rattlesnakes can swim. This is just one fact even longtime California residents may not know. Here is another fact: the demographic most likely to be bitten by a rattlesnake are alcohol-fueled young men, said Ana Lutz, education manager for the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. “Don’t even think about going out to the desert to wrangle up some ratt’lers,” she said. It’s rattlesnake season and officials from the conservancy want you to know because most rattlesnake bites happen between April and October when humans and snakes are most active outdoors. And rattlesnakes don’t just show up out in the brush or desert, they can be found on golf courses, river and lakeside parks

Carlsbad votes to oppose sanctuary cities By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — In a rather calm and civil discussion and public comment, the Carlsbad City Council voted, 4-1, on May 21 to oppose California’s sanctuary cities. The city will bring forward a resolution in the coming weeks to oppose the controversial Senate Bill 54, also known as the California Values Act, and will join a pending lawsuit against the state by filing an amicus brief when or if the case reaches the appellate level. The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state over SB 54 and two other bills, claiming it prevents local law enforcement agencies from interacting with federal immigration agencies. Mayor Matt Hall and Councilmen Keith Blackburn, Michael Schumacher and Mark Packard said they support the action for public safety reasons. Hall said the inability for local and federal law enforcement entities to communicate puts the public at risk from illegal immigrants who are


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criminals. Blackburn placed the item on the agenda, saying many residents have asked him about the issue and the council’s position. “The laws are more difficult to enforce,” Hall said. “No one agency can keep us safe. It’s many agencies working collaboratively to keep us safe.” Councilwoman Cori Schumacher (no relation), citing SB 54, said the bill allows for such communication for more than 800 crimes, whether felony or “wobblers,” which are either a gross misdemeanor or felony. She was in favor of the city remaining neutral and taking no action. Schumacher slammed her colleagues saying the issue was politically motivated. “Weighing in on this is purely political,” she said. “I support the state and federal process in the judicial system.” Carlsbad is the latest municipality to jump into the national debate. Recently, Escondido and San Diego County also sided with the U.S. Department of Justice, while the cities of San Diego, National City and Chula Vista are supporting the state. About 40 people were in attendance with most of the 17 speakers supporting SB 54. The mood was in stark contrast compared to the city of Escondido several weeks ago, where supporters and opponents numbered about 200 and were much more animated during the five-hour meeting. Felicia Gomez, policy coordinator for the California Immigrant Policy Center, said targeting immigrants reduces trust and interaction with law enforcement. She cited a University of California, San Diego study noting 60.8 percent of illegal immi-

grants don’t report a crime because they fear they will be arrested and deported. Resident Laura Drellshek said the issue should remain between the federal government and state. “I don’t want you to speak for me on this,” she added. However, opponents of SB 54 said it allows illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds to run free unchecked and is a drain on resources, which should be for citizens or those who have immigrated legally. “This is about public safety, not racism,” said Didi Mendez, who opposes SB 54. “The state shields illegal alien criminals who commit crimes.”

Rattlesnakes are a big reason people should never hike alone. Courtesy photo

and even inside your home if you’re not careful. The number one thing to remember is don’t try to pick them up or try to kill them. And if hiking in the desert or brushy wild areas, wear boots, long pants, stay on well-worn trails and avoid tall grass, weeds and heavy underbrush. Don’t go barefoot, wear sandals or flip flops in those areas, Lutz said. If a rattlesnake is startled, it may not rattle a warning and simply strike. Don’t put your

hands or feet where you can’t see them and shake out sleeping bags before saying goodnight when camping, she added. “If you do hear a rattlesnake while you are hiking, stop, stay calm and tell others around you where the rattling came from, from up ahead, or from the side,” she said. Keep pets close and on leashes when hiking with your pet, speak to your vet about what to do if your dog is bitten. There is effective canine rattlesnake antivenin, but it is pricy, Lutz said. If you are bitten take off rings and watches which might constrict swelling and get medical help right away. “My advice is to stay calm. They don’t like us and most of us don’t like them, but appreciate their place in the environment,” she said. “They help with the rodent population and keep other species in check.” If you come face-to-

face with a rattlesnake, don’t make any sudden moves, but back track slowly, Lutz said. “Don’t hike alone. There are lots of reasons, but rattlesnakes are a big one,” she said. “If you do get bitten you may need to have someone call for help or help you walk.” There were 156 snake bites recorded locally in 2016 and 232 bites in 2017. “They are not the enemy. They are so misunderstood,” she said. If you see a rattlesnake in your yard, keep your distance, keep your eye on it and call the local animal services emergency number at (619) 236-2341. To learn more about rattlesnakes and other snakes that populate the area, sign up for a class about snakes which will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 9 at the Del Mar Library. The event is free. To sign up or learn more, call (858) 755-6956.

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Escondido Public Library wants to better understand patron views of the Library and is offering the 2018 Escondido Public Library Survey. The survey can be found at and Public participation in the survey is very important and findings will help the Library better serve the residents of Escondido. The information provided will be confidential and anonymous. The survey takes about three minutes to complete. ‘OWL HOWL’

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The North San Diego County Association of Realtors will present “Can You Spot a Fake ID?” a class on identifying fraudulent forms of identification, from noon to 2 p.m. June 1 at the NSDCAR Vista Service Center, 906 Sycamore Ave., Vista. Admission is $25. For more information, call (760) 734-3971, or visit



Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Spring Fling Gala, chaired by Victoria Brown, encourages party-goers to dress in “façade finery” for the Moonlight Masquerade from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. June 2 at Fairbanks Village Plaza, Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets are $300 to $550. Contact Elisabeth Baker at (858) 756-4117, ext. 350 or Details at animalcenter. org/spring-fling-gala. All profits support Helen Woodward Animal Center.

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation invites owl lovers and families to “Owl Howl,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 1 at the Discovery Center, 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad. The Raptor Institute’s live owl ambassadors will make two presentations The free event, which includes crafts and a light dinner, requires no registration. For more information, visit or call (760) 804-1969. DEALING WITH DEATH Escondido Public LiWORMS ARE YOUR FRIEND brary offers Death Café The Vista Garden Club North County, 10 a.m. to will host Ruby Rehder noon June 2 at 239 S. Kalspeaking on vermicompost- mia St., Escondido. Death ing after lunch at noon June Café provides a safe and 1 at the Gloria McClellan agenda-free place to discuss Senior Center, 1400 Vale death, dying and end-of-life Terrace, Vista. For details, concerns. Register at esconvisit LIFELONG LEARNING

Lifelong learning group LIFE Lectures at MiraCosta College is hosting two speakers starting at 1 p.m. June 1 at the college’s Oceanside campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. #1000. The topics include James Joyce's “Ulysses,” and “Oceanside Trains


The 15th annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival charity event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. June 2 at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course. Attendees can select their charity of choice upon checkout when purchasing their tickets at EncinitasWineFesti-

Larson from the San Diego County Farm Bureau, other local farmers, city of Oceanside staff, restaurateurs and chefs. The event will offer food, wine, beer and live music. Watch a CSUSM BLACK-TIE GALA Get tickets now for the sneak peek of the 17-minCalifornia State University ute documentary at youtu. San Marcos’ annual black- be/pQycN39o0EE. tie gala, 6 to 11 p.m., June 2 at California State Uni- SUMMER READING versity San Marcos, 333 S. Summer Reading proTwin Oaks Valley Road, grams at the Oceanside San Marcos. Proceeds from Public Library will run the event support student from June 4 to Aug. 11 scholarships. Tickets are for all ages. The theme is $250 per person at csusm. “Reading Takes You Evedu/gala/tickets.html. For erywhere!” To sign-up, stop more information, visit by any library location, call (760) 435-5600 or visit The Silent Auction is up and bidding on the website. To purchase tickets or visit the auction, visit


Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore holds a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Most books will be from 25 cents to $1. Visit for details.



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The cable television station in Oceanside, KOCT, presents its Agritourism documentary 5 to 7 p.m. June 4 at the Sunshine Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Throughout the documentary, there are interviews with locals like Jason Mraz and farm owner, Eric


Republican Women Federated will host guest speakers Vice Mayor of San Marcos, Rebecca Jones and Mike Sannella, Vallecitos Water District board of directors member, at 11 a.m. June 4 at St. Mark Golf Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Cost $32 per person. For more information, contact or call (760) 7440953. PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD

Register now for the Kids in the Garden class from 10 a.m. to noon June 9 at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Join “Play with Your Food: Veggie Critters” using vegetables and fruits. Class fee is $5 per child, and $5 per adult garden entry. Pre-registration required at or (760) 822-6824. Visit for information.



The Oceanside Senior Anglers’ will host Ben Secrest, vice president of sales and marketing for Accurate Fishing Products, at 9 a.m. June 5 at the Oceanside Senior Center,

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Tai Chi Kung classes will be held on Tuesdays, from 1 to 2 p.m. June 5 through June 26, at the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Cost is $37 for Vista residents; $44 for a non-resident. Register at gmacvista. com or call (760) 643-5281.

Escondido Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge kicks off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9 and runs through July 28, at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, themed “Endless Exploration.” Participants can log reading online at SEA OF ART AND SCIENCE CAMPS


San Diego North Coastal WomenHeart Support Group welcomes women with interests and concerns about cardiac health to share information and sisterhood from 10 a.m. to noon June 5 at Tri-City Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Rd, Carlsbad. For more information, contact Betty at (760) 803-2762 or Sandra at (760) 436-6695.



Teens will kick of Summer Reading programs at the Oceanside Public Library with dessert decorating at 3 p.m. June 6 at Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway and at 3:30 p.m. June 8 at the Mission Branch, 3861 Mission Ave., Oceanside. NEWCOMERS MEET

Register now for the Sea of Art and Science camps being held 9 a.m. to noon the weeks of June 25 and July 23 at the R. Roger Rowe School, Cost is $200 plus $25 materials fee. Register at or call (510) 910-0060.


Sign up now for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s Vacation Bible School, for pre-school through fifthgrade from 9 a.m. to noon June 25 through June 29 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas. Register at

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Carlsbad Newcomers presents Mike McMahon, speaking on the 2007 and 2014 Carlsbad fires at 9:45 a.m. June 6 at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Avenue, Carlsbad. A no-host lunch will follow. For in- ‘TEENS, JEANS AND DREAMS’ formation, contact Connie Time to make plans Bloem at (949) 452-0131 or for the “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” team penning event to benefit foster teens, JUNE 7 sponsored by the Friends of WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS MEET San Pasqual Academy at The North County 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Del (non-denominational) Wid- Mar fairgrounds. For more ows and Widowers Club will information and tickets, meet for dinner at 3 p.m. call (858) 759-3298 or visit Fratelli’s Italian Kitchen friendsofsanpasqualacadein Oceanside. For reserva-


three of the four items: cultivate, manufacture, distribute or retail. Also agreed upon in the draft initiative were two Type 9 businesses, which are non-storefront which pertains to sale and delivery. This business type is not open to the public. McCullough said while the city’s initiative provides cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail, at the same time it helps the city enforce the rules. To date, more than 50 illegal marijuana retail stores have been shut down in Vista. Pieper also drafted a cannabis business tax ordinance mirroring that in Culver City. The council agreed to those terms. McCullough said that this tax ordinance increases models’ numbers by 2 percent on each of the categories for the November ballot measure. For instance, medicinal sales are 8 percent in Culver City and Vista is proposing a 2 percent increase to a total of 10 percent in this model

category. Also circulating in Vista and trying to collect enough signatures to make the ballot is the submitted citizens’ initiative. The initiative is proposing four medicinal and adult-use retail stores. It will also allow for production, testing and delivery in the Vista Business Park area, McCullough said. It’s also proposing no tax but instead a $10 annual fee per square foot. “The City Council is meeting on May 29 during a Special City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Vista Civic Center to review the city’s proposed initiative and to approve the initiative or to provide further direction to City Attorney Darold Pieper in finalizing the draft initiative,” McCullough said.


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REGION — In a year where Democrats nationwide are hoping to ride a “Blue Wave” back into control of Congress, California Democrats are seeking to tighten their stranglehold on Sacramento. But Republicans are pushing back, using two major state issues — the so-called “gas tax” and the state’s sanctuary status — as their rallying cries in an effort to break up the Democratic

supermajority in both halls of the legislature. One race emblematic of this struggle is the State’s 76th Assembly District, where eight candidates — six Republicans and two Democrats — are vying to replace outgoing Republican Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, who is running for Congress. Encinitas Councilwoman Tasha Boerner Horvath and community activist Elizabeth Warren are the two Democrats in the

race. Former Encinitas Councilman Jerome Stocks, Vista Councilwoman Amanda Rigby, twotime candidate Thomas Krouse, San Dieguito Union High School District board member Maureen Muir, former Encinitas City Council candidate Phil Graham and political newcomer Brian Wimmer comprise the Republican field of candidates. The district stretches from Camp Pendleton to the north to Encinitas and includes the coast-


al cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside and the inland city of Vista. Chavez, who is considered a moderate Republican, has held the seat since its creation following redistricting after the 2010 Census, and won with strong majority support since his first race in 2012. But Democrats see the seat in play following 2016, where a strong majority of voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris for U.S. President and U.S. Senator, respectively. THE ISSUES At a recent candidate forum at MiraCosta College, several issues emerged as the centerpiece issues for the race: Senate Bill 1, the state’s fuel-tax and registration fee increase to help fund transportation projects and road repairs; SB 54, the state’s so-called sanctuary laws; commitments to environmental and coastal protection and the need for intervention in the housing crisis. The two former issues dominated the debate. Thad Kousser, a political science professor at UCSD, said that Republicans are working hard to frame the state races around these issues, where they feel they might have traction with independent voters, especially when it comes to the gas tax. “If Republicans have anything to do with it, they will be


the key issues in every race this year,” Kousser said. “Those are two areas where the Republican Party sees an advantage in a blue state, and possibly can drive a wedge between Democrat and independent voters on one hand and Democrat politicians on the other.” Stocks, who did not attend the debate due to a scheduling conflict, said that Sacramento is sending mixed messages to residents about the state’s economic state. “Jerry Brown touts we have a balanced budget, and a billion-dollar rainy day fund,” Stocks said. “At the same time, there is a money grab and we are raising taxes to get more money. Wait a minute, make up our mind, do we need money or are we rich? Either we are flush or are we in need.” Republicans are not the only ones campaigning against the gas tax. Warren split from fellow Democrat Boerner Horvath, calling the tax regressive and impacting the working class that Democrats claim to represent. “So I’m probably the only Democrat in California who is opposed to the gas tax,” Warren said. “I think we need to go somewhere besides people who have no choice but to commute, small businesses who have to get their goods from one place to another, people who are working very hard who live in Escondido, but work in TURN TO 76TH DISTRICT ON 22

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achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ FRIENDS AND NEWCOMERS

Vista Friends and Newcomers began in 1990 as a chapter of Welcome Wagon, by Jo Keller and Margo Devoll. The chapter has evolved into its own entity and Friends was added to the name. Today there are more than 50 members. Vista Friends and Newcomers supports many non-profit organizations in the community, including ARC, Solutions for Change, Women’s Resource Center and Toys for Tots. Coffee membership meetings are at 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Arcadia Retirement Home, 1080 Arcadia Place, Vista; visitors and future members are welcome. For more information, contact Membership Chairwoman Sandy at (760) 390-2397. SERVING HIS COUNTRY

Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake Wing, a 2012 La Costa Canyon High School graduate and Encinitas native, is serving in the U.S. Navy supporting nuclear-powered, fast-attack, submarines homeported in and visiting the Groton, Connecticut area. Wing is a machinist’s mate, responsible for maintaining, operating and repairing various mechanics aboard the submarine. “Serving in the military is a family tradition,” said Wing. “I’m third generation, so I understand what serving my country is all about.” HELPING BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

The nonprofit La Costa 35 Athletic Club raised more than $250,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad through its annual charity poker tournament. held in the Rancho Santa Fe Motor Club and Storage. On hand were club CEO Brad Holland, Tournament Director Rob Holzman, Mayor Matt Hall and LC35 President Steve Collo. TWO JOIN INVESTMENT GROUP

San Diego’s Chelsea Investment Corp. has welcomed Buddy Bohrer as director of acquisitions, and Mariana Crawford as senior project finance manager. Both are residents of Encinitas. As Chelsea’s new Director of Acquisitions, Bohrer will focus on new deals strategy and project transition As Senior Project Finance Manager, Crawford will support Chelsea’s development and asset management teams by creating and updating strategic models and proformas. ART FOR BOCCE TOURNEY

Surf- and island-themed artist Norm Daniels has created the signature art for Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship XXXVIII, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Scheduled for July 14 at Dog Beach in Del Mar, Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship, players and spectators will get a chance to bid on Daniels’s art.


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Soroptimist International Oceanside-Carlsbad has awarded 2018 Community Service Grants to local non-profit organizations, whose mission aligns with Soroptimist’s efforts to help advance the status of Women and Girls in our local communities. Grants are being awarded to Leap to Success, Mana de North County, Vista Community Clinic and North County Lifeline June 1. For further information contact Caryn at (760) 5186982 or e-mail NEW GENERAL MANAGER

CEO/Founder Russ Stover of Home AVTV & Design announced the appointment of Johnny Harrison as general manager of the firm’s La Costa showroom. The 20-year-old Mira Costa College student will be leading the four-person consulting team at the store at 7720 Rancho Santa Fe Road. The 15-year-old firm specializes in big screen TV’s, whole home audio, leather furniture, and custom cabinetry. URBAN REMEDY IN TOWN

Urban Remedy, the pioneering plant-based food company offering an organic and ultra-fresh product roster of ready-to-eat meals, snacks and cold pressed juices has partnered with Jimbo’s...Naturally! to place branded kiosks in Carlsbad, Del Mar Highlands and 4S Ranch and now has a presence in Whole Foods kiosks in Del Mar and La Jolla. Urban Remedy donated 100 percent of opening day sales to EUSD Farm Lab. GOODWILL OPENS NEW STORE

Goodwill Industries of San Diego County will open its new, 6,000-square-foot retail store at 10 a.m., June 7 at 3841 Plaza Drive, Suite B, Oceanside. The area’s existing store will close June 3. All apparel will be tagged and organized by size, color and category. The additional floor space will afford this store the opportunity to accept and sell a larger quantity of furniture and accept electronic donations. This location will also provide an additional Point of Sale terminal for faster checkout.

Council OKs dog park conceptual design at park By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — Bub Williamson Park is one step closer to getting improvements since the City Council approved portions of a conceptual design at its May 8 meeting. While members agreed on park improvements ranging from a brandnew playground area for children, new park tables and benches, shade structures over picnic areas, improved ADA pedestrian access and a restroom remodel, the council ultimately removed the dog park concept. Bub Williamson Park is located at 530 Grapevine Lane in Vista. The community was invited to take part in three workshops to discuss what elements were important to them in the park project. Tony Winney, assistant to the city manager and project manager, presented the discussion item and current conceptual park design to the City Council based on the outcomes of those three public design workshops. Winney said one of the council’s 2018-2020 goals was to improve existing park space and provide additional recreational amenities to its residents. According to Winney, the city had $1.7 million in the current fiscal year for a capital improvement proj-

ect budget for improvements to Bub Williamson Park. “The park project has been reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Commission three times — most recently on March 26 of this year,” Winney said. “Bub Williamson Park was chosen as a capital improvement project in 2015 due to the deficiency of public park space in west Vista.” Other motivating factors included the age of the park built in 1986 and the need for facility updates. Since 1986, Winney said, there were no significant updates. Currently, the park has two softball fields, passive use area, seating, restrooms, snack bar and a few amenities. In March 2017, the original scope of the CIP included an outdoor soccer arena and off-leash dog park. In August 2017, following feedback from the community, the soccer arena was removed from the design. More recently at the May 8 council meeting, the off-leash dog park was crossed off. Additionally, community members wanted the closing hours at 8 p.m., not 10 p.m., which the council agreed to. In an effort to hone in on what Vistans wanted, the city brought on a landscape architecture firm to champion the three workshops. Two of them took place last November

San Marcos in talks for tenant to fill Hometown Buffet By Aaron Burgin

SAN MARCOS — The city could be closing in on a tenant to fill one of its more prominent city-owned vacancies — the Hometown Buffet building on Rancheros Drive. City officials have been in negotiations with My Yard Live LLC regarding a portion of the property, which has been vacant since February 2016, when Hometown Buffet abruptly shut its doors. San Marcos and repre-

sentatives of My Yard Live have met as recently as the May 8 meeting behind closed doors to discuss a lease arrangement for the property, which the city owns. The sides previously met April 10. Since the negotiations are held in closed session, city officials cannot comment on them. My Yard Live’s website describes the restaurant concept as “community gathering spaces throughout the United States bring-


San Pasqual Union School Board of Trustees announced the selection of Mark Burroughs to be superintendent/principal of the San Pasqual Union School District effective July 1. Burroughs succeeds Shannon Hargrave, who is retiring June 30. Burroughs, a 2012 San Diego County Teacher of the Year finalist, currently serves as assistant principal for the San Pasqual Union School District.

ing together quality food and libations and family appropriate experiences for the enjoyment of all ages.” “My Yard Live is responsible for sustainable, family-friendly refuge with activities, live entertainment, novel food concepts and innovative libations, focusing on building stronger local communities,” according to the website. The San Marcos location would apparently be the company’s first location.

San Marcos owns various commercial, industrial and residential properties citywide and leases them as part of its revenue stream. The city generates roughly 6 percent of its $73.8 million general fund revenue from property leases, interest and partnerships. The Coast News has filled out a comment form on the company’s website, but has yet to receive a reply. We will update the story as more information becomes available.

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The Cal State San Marcos track & field teams landed Natalie Rodriguez, Ndoto Strong, Bryce Johnson and Joshua Litwiller on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region teams for the 2018 NCAA Division II outdoor track & field season. The top 5 individuals in each event earned All-Region distinction.

and the last on Feb. 22. “During the first two public workshops, participants were asked to review the proposed scope of the project and the programming elements and then rank their top priorities,” he said. Based on the workshop feedback, the council then directed city staff on what elements were important in the design moving forward. In the ranking structure, the No. 1 position went to security enhancements and activating the park. Renovating the restrooms was second followed by improving disabled pedestrian access. Next on the list were site furnishings such as tables and benches. A new children’s playground area was noted in addition to a new shade structure and picnic area. Public art and murals will also be incorporated into the project as well as fitness stations. According to Vista Communications Officer Andrea McCullough, the final conceptual design will reflect the removal of the dog park and change the park hours to close at 8 p.m. Also expected is drought-tolerant landscaping in the design. If the final conceptual design is approved, McCullough said it’s possible that a request for proposal bid would be likely in the fall of 2018.

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e are descending Devil’s Slide Trail in Humber State Park near Idyllwild. It has been a tough 2.5 miles up, and it’s a tougher 2.5 miles down. My toes and hips are feeling it and my mood is not especially cheery. I’m concentrating on placing my feet in the right places so I don’t trip over the next rock. Glad I’m on my way down because the temperature is rising and the trail soon will have little shade. I am glad to have accomplished this challenging hike but am looking forward to taking off my hiking boots and a stop at the Dairy Queen. And then we meet her — a young, slight Asian woman who is either an over-the-top-bubbly person or — well, high. Dressed in a pastel T-shirt and black leggings that have to be hot, she greets us with the enthusiasm of someone who doesn’t know the trail ahead. “Hi, hi, how are you?” she emotes in a mood about four times higher than ours. “Did you go to peak?” No, we tell her. We ended our hike at Saddle Junction.

The granite outcrop that is Suicide Rock as seen from Devil’s Slide Trail near Idyllwild. The summit is just over 7,500 feet. As with most natural formations with “suicide” in the title, legend has it that a young Native American woman and her lover leaped to their death from here rather than be separated. Photos by E’Louise Ondash

“Oooooh,” she gushes. “No peak! No peak! You don’t need to go to peak. It’s OK. Saddle OK!” OK, it’s nice that she approves. So we agree that Saddle Junction (8,000 feet), a flat, open area dotted with towering cedars and giant boulders, is a good stopping point. It’s not the top of the trail, but still a logical end-point for many day hikers on Devil’s Slide. Hikers who reach the Saddle with more energy and time than we have a choice of continuing to San Jacinto Peak (10,834 feet); Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout (8,646 feet); or the Palm Springs Tramway (8,516 feet), which can take hikers down to just outside Palm Springs. We chat a bit further with Ms. Bubbly, then say our goodbyes.

“I love you guys,” she calls as we continue down the trail. “I love you!” As we descend, we discover four hearts created with pebbles alongside the trail, and a set of three interlocking hearts drawn in the dirt. Has to be Ms. Bubbly, we decide. Apparently she’s serious about spreading the love. Seems like a fitting end to a perfect day on Devil’s Slide Trail, where you can count on seeing expansively beautiful scenes of the San Jacinto Mountains and meeting hikers from all points on the globe. That’s because part of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) — the 2,659-mile path that extend from the Mexican border to the Canadian border — crosses this area. For example, while

munching on snacks and re-hydrating, we met a long, lean Swede and a friend who were through-hikers. This means they hope to do the entire PCT in one try. We asked when they plan to arrive at the northern endpoint. “I have to finish before Oct. 22,” the Swede said. “That’s when my visa expires.” We remarked that he and his friend looked refreshed and well. “We had a shower last night — the first in a week,” he reflected, “and so far, we’re only 10 percent of the way.” That certainly put our five-mile roundtrip in perspective. Devil’s Slide Trail is the most popular trail in the area. The trailhead is near the quaint town of Idyllwild, about a two-hour drive northeast of North County. You need a free trail permit obtained from the in-town ranger station and a $5 pass to park at Humber Park. Start early and bring ample water, sunscreen, a hat and plenty of determination. Time for a round trip hike to Saddle Junction: four hours, more or less. Visit https://www. /sbnf/ recarea/?recid=26485. For Lily Rock as seen from Devil’s Slide Trail in the San Jacinmore photos, visit www.face- to Wilderness near Idyllwild. Some say it was named for 19th-century resident Lily Eastman, whose father was the first director of the Southern California Colony Association,

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Gala raises $85K for Boys & Girls Club By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — Supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of Vista gathered at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa on May 12 to help raise money for its programs which enhance the lives of children. The theme for the eighth annual Diamond Gala was “Mamma Mia.” According to Ellen Clark, the director of development for the Boys & Girls Club of Vista, 151 guests attended and raised $85,000. The evening started with champagne and hors d oeuvres, while guests perused the silent auction items. While dinner was served, Clark said that attendees learned about the club and the kids they serve. A video presentation of its Youth of the Year, Julie Martinez, was also highlighted. The evening also featured a musical performance by the Moonlight Cultural Foundation. “There was a live auction by Vincent Zapien and guests enjoyed casino-style gaming to finish the evening,” Clark said. “Popular items included a Tony Gwynn autographed jersey, roundtrip airfare on Alaska Airlines, travel to the Caribbean, Hawaii and Panama, golf equipment, Disneyland Passes and a variety of excursions around San Diego and Southern California.” Emcee for the evening was Anne State, who serves as public relations and community outreach manager

One of largest alumni events in SoCal draws nearly 800 Escondido High has held 50-plus reunion since 1947 By Kelli Kyle

Sarah Holt, gala chair; Dani Witkowski, board president; Chuck Rabel, legacy donor; and Matt Koumaras, CEO, at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista’s Diamond Gala. Photo by Jon Robershaw

for Lifesharing, a Donate Life Organization. “Anne is a three-time Emmy-award winning journalist formerly with ‘The Now San Diego’ on 10News,” Clark said. Clark went on to say proceeds from the gala will also help with a financial shortfall. “Club membership is an affordable $50 per year, but the actual cost is $577 per child,” she said. “Monies raised at the gala will help fill the gap. Because of the generosity of our donors we can provide equal access for all kids to life-enhancing programs that strengthen their education, develop knowledge and participation in the arts, enhance after-school opportunities, facilitate participation in sports and athletic programs, develop healthy life-

styles and enjoy time with friends in a safe environment.” Sarah Holt served as event chair. Committee members included Dani Witkowski, Pam Fox, Margo Cobian, Steve Eidle, Melissa Frymoyer, Danny Pencak, Charity Bracy, Matt Koumaras, Ellen Clark and Valerie Hollister. Clark thanked Premier sponsors US Bank and Watkins Wellness. Other sponsors were DEI Forte for Children and Tri-City Medical Center. Gala underwriters included Edward Jones and Polito Eppich. Clark said the Donegan Burns Foundation provided a $5,000 matching fund for cash donations. Looking ahead, the ninth annual Diamond Gala to help support the Boys & Girls Club of Vista is slated for March 2, 2019.

ESCONDIDO — Emotional and overwhelming is how Bill Grote, Escondido High School Class of 1966, described the scene at Grape Day Park on May 19. That day, nearly 800 EHS alumni who have been graduated for 50 years or more gathered to catch up and celebrate their alma mater. “It was incredible, because it was so many people,” Grote said. “Everybody was very happy to see each other.” Grote was the co-chairman of the event, working for six months with a committee to plan one of the largest alumni gatherings in Southern California. The annual 50+ reunions began back in 1947, celebrating the class of 1898. The event has come a long way since the first gathering of 20 people — this year saw the highest number of attendees in reunion’s history. Here’s how it works — the class that is 52 years out of high school organizes the reunion, while the classes that are 51 and 50 years out observe and attend. This helps keep the tradition going, said Rolando Moreno, who gradu-

It’s important to do it year after year to maintain those ties.” Rolando Moreno EHS Class of 1968

ated from Escondido High School in 1968, and helped plan this year’s event. “Each class learns from the previous year,” Moreno said. “That’s how they perpetuate it.” Held under a tent at Grape Day Park in Escondido, Moreno light-heartedly described the event as a huge party. Tables were marked by graduation year — attendees entered the tent and searched for their spot, while greeting old friends along the way. “People are rushing into get their name tags, they’re yelling at each other, ‘long time no see!’” Moreno explained. “It’s one big happy party.” In addition to the classes of 1966, 1967 and 1968 helping out, current

Escondido High School students volunteered, escorting attendees to their seats and serving food. “They probably brought about 70 students,” Moreno said. “It’s a great generational interaction.” Moreno said he believes this year’s large attendance was due in part to social media, and posting about the event on Facebook. Next year, Moreno plans to leverage that even more. He’s looking forward to when his class takes over in 2020. “When the class of 1968 takes over, there will be a lot of Beatles music,” Moreno shared. “We’ll probably be the rowdiest group that gets this thing rolling.” The loyalty alumni feel toward their alma mater is something that Moreno describes as unique. He said he is proud to carry out this tradition for years to come. “It’s important to do it year after year to maintain those ties — loyal, strong and true were three words that related to our motto at Escondido High school,” Moreno said. “Escondido High School is unique in that way.”

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Madeleine and Aaron Gobidas, with daughter Elizabeth, enjoy one of the many floral displays at the annual Vista Garden Club flower show May 5 at Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. Photo by Amy Mansfield



ing the airline that’s already operating makes it a different proposition in bringing something to Carlsbad,” Barkley said. “If you already have the infrastructure that we have … it really fast tracks the process. The only thing left is to lease some space in the terminal and our destinations.” For years, Vallas has attempted to launch the airline, but hit roadblocks for certifications and approvals with San Diego County, which owns and operates the airport, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Currently, the county is

reviewing CP Air’s application. “The county has accepted CPA’s application for commercial service, and we are processing the CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) review for CPA’s request. Once the CEQA review is completed, we will be able to determine the next steps and timing,” said Jessica Northrup, the county’s public communications officer for the land use and environmental group. Vallas and his investors (The Coast News publisher Jim Kydd is an investor) announced last fall the acquisition of Aerodynamics, which has four planes, mostly for charter service. Barkley

said he is working on leasing more jets, including the larger Embraer 175, which holds 70 passengers. Aerodynamics’ commercial and charter operations (under SkyValue and Great Lakes Airlines), which includes contracts with NASCAR teams and the NCAA for college athletic programs, will be rebranded as California Pacific Airlines. “This will be the true, hometown airline of Carlsbad’s Palomar Airport,” Hook said. “It is with great pleasure that I can say that.” Of course, the biggest selling point for CP Air is a fast, easy flight process. Hook and Barkley emphasized the toll passengers,

especially in North County, undergo when flying out of San Diego International Airport. At Palomar, parking is $5, security lines are much shorter and the time spent commuting is less. As for safety, Hook said Aerodynamics’ record “speaks for itself,” noting the regional carrier has never had an incident in more than 50 years of service. “It’s one of the safest airlines in the country,” he added. Additionally, CP Air will partner with major carriers, such as United and American, for international travel. Hook said a customer can buy a ticket, fly from Palomar to one of its locations and transition to another airline, including baggage, seamlessly. “We do need more planes,” Barkley said. “I’m trying to get my hands on as many planes as possible. As CFO, my focus is acquiring as many assets as possible to be successful.”

try not to dwell on age, mine or anyone else’s. Once everyone hits 25 or so, I get really bad at guessing anyway. As a result, being in the upper-middle end of the population catches me by surprise now and then. This week I discovered an entirely new opportunity to feel truly old. It is when both parents of an incoming kindergartner are sporting visible tattoos. For various reasons, the grown-ups who surround me on a regular basis are at least a decade younger than I am, and in many cases, two or three decades. But thus far, a flashy tattoo was a rare thing indeed. A flashy tattoo with a 5-yearold in tow makes me want to head for the rocking chair. As if to compound that message, the entire gaggle of nail care staff at the beauty college spent my entire pedicure talking about which tattoo artist was the best and what body part they were going to have done next. It gave me a whole new insight into what motivates Cher. Hanging with the young whippersnappers is wonderful in most ways. It forces your brain to keep a certain pace. It keeps you somewhat in touch with what upcoming generations love and loathe. (This is not always pleasant, but it is invariably interesting.) It gives you perspective and

they rarely complain about their health. The young cuties with which I share office space and other life activities are generally very tolerant, sometimes even flattering, about my crone status. But on occasion, the gap yawns, bringing me up short. If I start thinking I might actually be a little bit hip or with it, I remember earlobe plugs and tongue piercings. I swear I got a new gray hair when I made a reference to a 1970 “Saturday Night Live” sketch with Lily Tomlin, and drew blank looks. Even worse, I was trying to reference Ruth Buzzi and absolutely no one else in the office had heard of her or “Laugh-In.” The same applied to my singing a snatch of Perry Como’s old jingle, “Letters, we get letters. We get stacks and stacks of letters.” This really baffled them. So did some reference to Jane Russell. I have begun to avoid discussion of anyone or anything before 1990, but it rather limits my conversational skills. If I don’t watch a few episodes of TMZ and quiz them about YouTube, I have nothing to contribute to the conversation, except questions like, “Is that a band or a new flavor of Fruit-by-the-Foot?” and “Is he a rapper or someone from ‘Survivor’?” Playing 20 questions is only fun when you’re not the only one asking. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who is finally down with pink hair. Contact her at

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Man gets 25 to life Veteran turns brain injury into positive in ‘Snapchat Slaying’ By Adam Bradley

ESCONDIDO — A 20-year-old Escondido man who killed a friend after challenging him to a fight in a park, then posted audio on a social media site of the victim crying during the attack, was sentenced May 30 to 25 years to life in state prison. Salvador Sanchez was convicted in April of first-degree murder in the April 2017 beating death of 20-year-old Maithem Alfuraiji. The same jury found Sanchez was sane at the time of the killing. Escondido police Detective Greg Gay said friends of the two young men were alarmed by postings on the defendant’s Snapchat account on April 27, 2017, in which Sanchez

can be heard telling the victim “tell them what you did.” Police said Sanchez dressed in all white and lured Alfuraiji to Mountain View Park, and later challenged the victim to a “fight to the death.” Sanchez told police he targeted the victim because Alfuraiji was “making decisions and meeting with people” that put everyone they knew in danger. Friends eventually called police about what they saw on Snapchat and Sanchez led them to Alfuraiji's body on the Rincon Indian Reservation in Valley Center. — City News Service

Man who posed online as boy in sex ploy gets prison ESCONDIDO — A registered sex offender who posed online as a teenage boy and carried on sexually explicit conversations with a 16-year-old girl, then showed up at her Escondido home a day after his parole ended, was sentenced May 30 to four years in state prison. Rennard Cawkwell, 49, was convicted in March of contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sex crime and annoying or molesting a child. Escondido police Lt. Ed Varso said the 16-yearold victim believed she was communicating online with a 17-year-old boy.

Varso said Cawkwell was released from parole and GPS monitoring in late March 2016, then the next day showed up at the girl’s home. Her family and a neighbor thwarted Cawkwell’s attempt to meet the victim and called police, triggering an investigation by detectives from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Prosecutors said Cawkwell was convicted in 2009 of preying on an 11-year-old girl online, engaging in sexual conversations then trying to meet her for sex. — City News Service

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OCEANSIDE — Some might say Oceanside Marine veteran Chris Lawrence is one tough dude. After the 31-year-old sustained a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device detonation while on tour in Iraq in 2007, he was told he probably wouldn’t walk again. Now he’s running and boxing and has graduated from the police academy. In fact, Lawrence relies on being active to cope with his TBI symptoms. To show others how he has come along in his fight to regain his life, during Military Appreciation Month in May, Lawrence’s story was featured in a video for A Head for the Future, a TBI awareness initiative by the Department of Defense. The video is available at and on the program’s YouTube channel. “We are highlighting this veteran’s compelling story to show others that treatment is available and recovery from TBI is possible,” said Scott Livingston, director of education at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. “Our hope is that our nation’s heroes can connect with Lawrence — or others who have shared stories with A Head for the Future — and begin their own path to recovery.”

Major hurdles Following the incident in 2007, Lawrence lost part of his leg due to medical complications. He also found himself struggling with memory, sleep and irritability issues — common symptoms of TBI. Since his diagnosis, he has been boxing as an adaptive sports therapy. He says it’s helped improve his balance, concentration

Chris Lawrence, here with daughter Dahlia, was featured in a video for A Head for the Future, a TBI awareness initiative by the Department of Defense. Courtesy photo

he is extremely proud of her and supports her decision fully. As for the boxing, Lawrence said he tries to box as much as possible but sometimes it’s difficult because he’s so busy serving as a cop. “I love being a cop and getting out and being able to make a change in other peoples lives,” he said. “Boxing really helped me use my memory and coordination, and after the TBI my equilibrium was off, but the boxing restored it. “It has helped me also be a good cop on the streets,” he continued. “I have to be able to sustain myself, so I can help other people and it (the boxing) has really helped.” Lawrence said his future looks bright and one day he would like to make police sergeant and he won’t let anything hold him back, not even his TBI. As for living with a TBI, his recommendation to others who may endure a similar medical issue: “Whatever injury you might have, it shouldn’t be an obstacle to what you want to do with your life.”

read things for the first time, it’s like I’m just looking at it for the first time on paper. I need to read repeatedly so I can familiarize myself to retain and learn it.” It looks like the extra effort paid off as Lawrence graduated with honors from the police academy and has been on the force for a year. “When I got hit in Iraq, I may not have been at my full capacity, but I am functioning now and functioning well enough to be a decent citizen,” he said. Lawrence added that he believes his TBI has almost given him more patience as it forces him to be more thor- Stats on TBI Happy to serve And serve he is happy ough in everything he does. Defense Department to do, day in and day out. data shows that since 2000, However, before he was able Power of family more than 375,000 service to patrol the streets, he had He also attributes the members have been diagto take many courses at the power of his family to help- nosed with a TBI — most police academy, but even his ing him continue to recover sustained in noncombat setTBI couldn’t deter him from and cope with his TBI. tings. Falls, motor vehicle reaching his goal of becom“My daughter, Dahlia, collisions, sports-related when I’m having a bad day, incidents and training acciing a full-fledged cop. “I had to retain a lot of she makes it better, no mat- dents are the most common info when I was in the police ter what,” Lawrence said. causes of noncombat-related academy and I had to read “My girlfriend, Michelle, she brain injury among service training manuals more than helps me identify a lot of is- members. once,” he said. “In fact, I had sues that I still have … She’s To learn more about to read them three to four helped me do things that I TBI and the A Head for the times before class and before don’t want to do that have Future initiative, and to find tests. I’d go early and re-read made me better.” additional videos and educathings, so I would have it He said his girlfriend tional resources on preventfresh in my mind when it was will also be attending the ing brain injury, visit dvbic. time to take the tests. When I police academy in June and

and memory — all of which are essential to his recovery. “Boxing has been the best thing for me, because it didn’t allow me to use my disabilities as a reason to hold back,” said Lawrence, who is a policeman for the city of Chula Vista. “I could say that I’m better now than I was 10 years ago. I’ve been humbled, and I’ve been strengthened at the same time.” As a police officer, Lawrence said, “I figured I can’t go back to the Marine Corps. I am missing pieces now, but I can still serve the community just the same.”


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“It has grown,” Llave said, “and we keep raising money.” Llave, of Cardiff, heads to Lake Tahoe this weekend for America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride. He’ll do so with about 100 members of b.strong, the team in training group from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It was two years ago that we met Llave as he was cursing his fate and praising his friends. After the recurrence of his cancer, Llave was unable to run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, an event that he had trained for with his newfound buddies. But the race, and the show, had to go on. Llave didn’t make that starting line but he’s a long way from being finished. “I had a less than 30 percent chance to survive five years,” he said. “But I’m still here.” He has no plans to go anywhere other than to traipse

sports talk jay paris across the Sierra Mountains on a bike. It’s a 100-mile trek and Llave, 43, isn’t certain he can reach the century mark. “I’ll try my best to complete the ride,” he said. But there’s another milestone b.strong is aiming for and that’s $300,000 to fight leukemia and lymphoma. That money goes to research and clinical trials, both of which have accelerated since Llave got involved. “That is all due to the fundraising we have been doing over all the years,” Llave said. “It’s proof that the money really is going to support the cause.” Back to b.strong. When it was clear Llave needed more time to get back on his feet, his running pals gave him support by forming a group which al-

ways had Llave in mind. Now that he’s back riding a bike, Llave and the crew are returning the favor. One of the b.strong riders can’t make it to Nevada, since she’s in La Jolla’s Scripps Green Hospital battling cancer. So on a recent training session, the b.strong posse rode to the hospital to cheer up their mate. “We had signs outside her window to let her know she wasn’t in that room alone,” Llave said. “I’ve been there for weeks and you can go a little stir-crazy. We wanted her to know that we are thinking about her.” Dee Christman, Bernard’s wife, must wonder about her husband’s thoughts. He enters her into numerous events to keep the cause alive, but a 100mile bike ride? “She complains how tough the training is and I let her have her little rant,” he said, smiling. “Then I say, ‘You know what is really tough, battling cancer.”’ The joy this couple has is evident and it’s easy to see why

North County neighbors have rallied for b.strong. “It’s just amazing this group of people,” Christman said. “They have helped us from when Bernard first got the diagnosis, when there was really nothing on the horizon for treatment. Now 5 1/2 years later there are treatments in the works.” Team b.strong has completed runs, walks, triathlons and after this weekend, it adds a bike ride to the resume. It’s an impressive list, all in honor of an impressive athlete who decided to stand and fight when cancer came knocking. “I feel pretty good,” said Llave, who still receives blood cells donated by his sister. “We’re just going to keep raising money. If there’s a medicine out there that can’t help me, I hope it can help someone else.” Want to help? Donate at ambbr18/BLlave. Contact Jay Paris at Follow him @jparis_sports


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Alex Hare, of Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits, and Sal Ercolano, owner of Seasalt Seafood and Steak, set a new record for consecutive wine dinners with the popular Prisoner brand from Napa Valley. Photo by Rico Cassoni

chocolate, clove and roasted fig. Other wines that the Prisoner Wine Company brought to the table included Thorn Merlot, a very smooth flavored cherry-based wine. The finish is long with balanced acidity ($25). Cuttings Cab, is inspired by the age-old method of using cuttings from superior sites for the propagation of new wines. A deep intense flavor adds richness to the Cab, Pe-

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s 2017 finished up as the busiest yet for wine events in Southern California, I happened to be wrapping up an assignment at Seasalt Seafood and Steak in Del Mar when the owner, the always positive Sal Ercolano, bounced over to my table and handed me the lineup card for all his wine dinners in 2018. “What do you think of these dates?” he asked. As a columnist who craves information well ahead of my deadlines, I could have planted a kiss on his cheek. Twelve top-shelf wineries and wine countries, all laid out with enough to make a winemaker proud in planning his next harvest. After a running start for this year, with wine dinners by DAOU, Wild Horse and Pahlmeyer proving successful, no one could have predicted that the next winery on the Seasalt lineup would go where no winery has. When word got out as the date closed in on the event, the phones lit up and the Thursday, April 26, reserved for The Prisoner Wine Company, quickly sold out. Never one to stare in the face of an opportunity, Ercolano did the unlikely when he told me, “I’m going to open up the restaurant for a Friday and Saturday Prisoner Wine dinner, three consecutive nights for this elegant and balanced wine. Nobody has done this. I will do it.” All three nights sold out for this iconic blend. Chef Hilario, who always steps up to any culinary challenge, must have felt a certain kinship to the dinner’s main entrée, Drunk Ribs, a slow cooked short rib with lots of red wine reduction. Dave Phinney can be credited with discovering the blend based on Zinfandel and elements of a Bordeaux mix that excited a wine-loving public, just as the new century produced new ways of making wine. The Prisoner went from 385 cases to 85,000 cases in 10 years. It was rocket fuel and we all wanted a bottle. Phinney called the winery Orin Swift after his mother and dad’s names. Recently, Phinney sold his interest in The Prisoner brand to The Prisoner Wine Company, then later sold Orin Swift to E. & J. Gallo for a price not disclosed by either party. Phinney remains as chief winemaker. The Prisoner brand, which is now owned by Constellation, was the playmaker at each of Seasalt’s three dinners. The 2016 vintage ($41.99) is made from Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono. Tasting notes include Bing cherry, dark


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Program simplifies home-selling process for seniors REGION — Selling a home can be overwhelming for anyone, especially for seniors selling a home they have lived in for decades. Anyone who has sold a home can relate to the anxiety associated with a range of unknowns including what repairs need to be made, how often will strangers be coming through their home, how long will it take to sell and what are the fees, just to name a few. Add in the emotional attachment to their home and the uncertainty about the timing or availability of their next home and the entire process can be very stressful. Rob Perkins and his sister Corinne Ross experienced this firsthand with their grandparents. “My sister and I went through this with both sets of grandparents,” Perkins said. “They had lived in their homes for a long period of time and both

of their spouses had passed. They needed extra care and couldn’t live by themselves any longer.” The siblings wanted to do something to help. “It was overwhelming for our grandparents,” Perkins said. “It took an all hands on deck effort from multiple family members to accomplish the task of selling their homes. Knowing that we weren’t the only family to deal with this, Corinne and I thought, ‘There has got to be a way to solve this problem.’” After investing in residential real estate for a decade, Perkins and Ross created the Senior Home Purchase Program (SHPP) in 2015. They wanted to offer seniors a transparent and simple way to transition to senior living. What differentiates SHPP from a traditional home sale is that there is no real estate agent required, no

home preparation, no showings and no fees. Homes are sold “as is” — clutter and all. There are no failed escrows, no commissions, no closing costs and no repair credits or seller concessions — it is a certain sale at a certain price. The SHPP team works with homeowners to give them the best price for their home on a flexible timeline that works for the seller. “Seniors are often in a position where they don’t know when they are going to be able to move into a community,” Ross said. “This can be very stressful. We provide them flexibility with the closing date and even offer a lease back option if they need extra time after they sell and before they move into their new home.” The process is staggeringly simple compared to selling on the open market. “The first step is we speak to the homeowner on the phone and provide them an

What differentiates SHPP from a traditional home sale is that there is no real estate agent required, no home preparation, no showings and no fees. Homes are sold “as is” — clutter and all. Courtesy photo

overview of the process,” Perkins said. “We then set up an in-person meeting at their home where we bring our contractor to conduct a comprehensive inspection of the home.” After this first meeting, SHPP spends on average four to six hours doing their homework on the property and the

market. “We want to be 100 percent confident that we can close at the price we offer so we don’t get ourselves in a position where we have to ask for credits from the seller during escrow,” Perkins said. “Once our homework is completed, we come back for a second meeting where we present our absolute best offer. We

encourage the homeowners to invite as many family members as they would like to this meeting. Anyone they trust, we want there, whether it’s family, friends or trusted advisors.” Through a traditional market sale, a seller not only has commissions and closing costs to pay, but also will need to come out of pocket to prepare the home for sale. “Getting the home ready to sell can cost thousands of dollars,” Perkins stresses. “SHPP will purchase the home in its current condition and pays 100 percent of all costs associated with the sale. Our Senior Home Purchase Program can not only net our customers more money from their home, but it saves them an incredible amount of time and reduces their stress.” For information about the Senior Home Purchase Program, call (858) 859-0107 or visit

How knowing your testosterone levels can change your life CARLSBAD — “I have a good job and a great family. On the surface everything is fine. So why do I feel like I am ghost-walking through life?” It’s a common story, one Dr. Evan Miller knows all too well. The idea for Gameday Men’s Health was born out of Miller’s desire to bring to light an issue that so many men face as well as to offer a simple solution. Miller, a health care entrepreneur, had been looking for a career change. He had spent the last five years building Akua Behavioral Health, an addiction treatment facility in Orange County. The facility grew massively over the years and Miller and his staff were able to successfully treat many patients. But he was starting to burn out. “I just didn’t have the same passion,” he said. “People don’t tend to get sober between 9 and 5. I was feeling burnt out, like I was just putting out fires.”

News of the Weird The Naked Truth Letitia Chai, Cornell University class of 2018, arrived at her "Acting in Public: Performance in Everyday Life" class on May 2 ready to present a trial run of her senior thesis wearing a button-down shirt and cutoff denim shorts. Professor Rebekah Maggor was displeased, however, and asked Chai, "Is that really what you would wear?" She referred specifically to Chai's "too short" shorts and told Chai that her clothing choices would distract "men's attention" from the content of her presentation. Chai left the room, but soon returned

facility with a vibe and energy designed to make men feel comfortable. “These are issues nobody is talking about and they affect 30 percent of men,” he said. “I wanted to have a place where men could come, without shame and without their heads down and get help. We want to educate them and alleviate their symptoms and get back to loving their lives.” Miller wants men to know that low testosterone levels don’t make them less of a man. He says society offers too little guidance to men and they often feel forced to accept their fate that their life just isn’t what it used to be. “What we can do is help them get their energy back, and get them more engaged in their lives again with simple testosterone replacement therapy,” he said. “It’s amazing the difference it can make in their lives. We can help them get their sex drive back on track, their

energy levels up. They sleep better. All around they see drastic improvement in their lives. Recognizing that time is one major roadblock to men taking the time to practice self-care, Gameday Men’s Health offers a quick consultation and a treatment plan that doesn’t involve spending hours at a doctor’s office. “Once we have your treatment plan in place, it’s easy to maintain,” Miller said. “You can even have your prescription mailed to you each month. It’s that easy.” To schedule a FREE consultation to find out about your testosterone levels and to learn more about hormone replacement therapy, visit or call (858) 252-9202. They are located at 2753 Jefferson St, Suite 204 in Carlsbad.

paintings were determined to be fake. BBC News reported that the town's mayor, Yves Barniol, called the situation "a disaster" and apologized to museum visitors. [BBC News, 4/28/2018]

“I needed to find a new way to help as many people as I could,” he added. “And it always came back to helping men.” At his wife’s insistence, Miller took six months off and the newlyweds moved to Oahu for about a year. He took his time to reflect

on his next move. He was searching for a way he could have a great impact and help men. “I wanted to find something simple, that was quick and easy and had a great impact on men’s lives,” he said. “Testosterone replacement just kept coming up.”

In both his personal and professional life, Miller had been encountering men often in their mid-30s to early 40s, who seemed unengaged in their lives and seemed to just accept it. “So many men would say, ‘I feel like the light switch was turned off,’” he said. “And when I learned that one in three men over 40 have low testosterone levels, I knew how I could help.” Gameday Men’s Health offers simple testing of testosterone levels and uses a medically supervised approach to get men back in the optimal range. “We make testosterone health the central feature of overall health and goals,” Miller said. “We do the testing and if someone comes back with low levels we come up with treatment plan to get them where they need to be. And it’s like the light switch gets turned back on — it’s that simple.” What Miller has created is a man cave of sorts, a

wearing just her bra and panties and delivered the entirety of her presentation. On May 5, she returned to the classroom to officially present her thesis and stripped down again, with more than two dozen others in the room joining her in bras and panties or boxers. Chai posted on Facebook about the incidents, telling The Cornell Daily Sun she wanted to raise awareness about this "huge societal issue." [The Cornell Daily Sun, 5/6/2018]

tack continued as McCray also struck and injured two women living at the home. Pasco County Sheriff's deputies said Smith nearly lost several fingers trying to defend himself. Deputies arrested McCray at a neighbor's house on charges of attempted homicide and battery. [WTVT, 5/2/2018]

submissive, with a bloody ear. Campbell told police he had bitten the dog to "establish dominance." Campbell was charged with aggravated animal cruelty; Dimitri was turned over to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control for treatment and re-homing. [Palm Beach Post, 5/11/2018]

11 mins but feel so much better thank you to whoever built this. Can we add a box of tissues please?" Miller filled the closet with stuffed animals and soft materials. "I think everyone just needs a safe space sometimes," she said, "even if it's in a very public place." [KSL TV, 4/25/2018]

Cliche Comes to Life Dimitri the Husky can thank a Good Samaritan for reporting that someone was abusing a dog in Lantana, Florida, on May 10. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officers arrived at the apartment home of Patrick Shurod Campbell, 27, where two roommates said Campbell "beat the hell" out of Dimitri, the Palm Beach Post reported. Officers found the 2-year-old dog locked in a dark closet, shaking and

It's Good to Be a Millennial As finals were ramping up at the University of Utah at the end of April, one student's class project went viral: Senior Nemo Miller created a stand-alone closet, placed in the J. Willard Marriott Library, where stressed-out students could go for a good cry. KSL TV reported The Cry Closet (#cryclosetuofu) caught on quickly; even with a suggested 10-minute limit, @ Gemini tweeted, "I stayed

Make Art Great Again! A French museum dedicated to the work of painter Etienne Terrus announced April 27 that more than half of its collection from the 19th-century artist are forgeries. The Terrus museum in Elne, where Terrus was born, gathered a group of experts to inspect the works after a visiting art historian noticed some of the paintings depict buildings that were not constructed until after Terrus' death. In all, 82

Dr. Evan Miller brings to light an issue that so many men face and offers a simple solution. Courtesy photo

Try the Decaf In Hudson, Florida, Brandon Donald McCray, 47, came unglued on May 1 after discovering two of his socks missing. When suspicion fell on his roommate, Frank Smith, 53, McCray attacked him with a sword, according to WTVT. The at-

High on the Hog On Yaji Mountain in China, hog farmers are experimenting with high-rise hog breeding facilities that house 1,000 head of sows per floor. Xu Jiajing, manager of Guangxi Yangxiang Co. Ltd., told Reuters the "hog hotels" save "energy and resources. The land area is not that much, but you can raise a lot of pigs." The buildings range from seven floors to 13, with elevators to move people and pigs, and air circulation and waste management systems designed to reduce the risk of spreading disease. [Reuters, 5/10/2018]

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HOPE BEYOND BORDERS Carlsbad couple relocates to Mexico to share message of faith, redemption

By Shana Thompson

TIJUANA — Jake Sellers is no stranger to isolation, desperation and hopelessness. Muscular and covered in tattoos, this intimidating-looking man was once running the streets of Las Vegas, fueled by an intense passion for street fighting and a penchant for armed robbery and drug dealing. A born again Christian, Sellers is now running the streets of Tijuana, galvanized by his intense love of people and a penchant for rescuing others in need. Sitting next to his wife and ministry partner, Priscila, on the rooftop terrace of their home in Tijuana, Sellers remembers the day of his complete personal transformation. Sellers said he was in solitary confinement at a level-four prison facility at the time, facing three life sentences. Undoubtedly, his future looked bleak and in a moment of desperation, he decided to take his own life. Sellers uttered the first prayer of his life and decided to wait another 24 hours. If God chose to miraculously intervene in his circumstances, so be it, Sellers thought. If not, he would be hanging by his own bed sheet the next day. And then something strange happened. Out of nowhere, Sellers was called to court the following day and his sentences were reduced to just five more years. During that time, Sellers was wholly devoted to God and determined to share this new hope he’d found with his fellow prisoners. After prison, Sellers married his sweetheart Priscila, who joined him in a life dedicated to ministry. Sellers became the associate pastor of Coastline Church in Carlsbad, a position that would eventually lead him to serve at a Coastline-affiliated orphanage in Mexico and preaching at local churches. During one such visit last July, Sellers and Priscila had an encounter that would change the course of their lives. Sellers had just finished a sermon at a local church when a young man in attendance asked him to pray for his soul. Sellers said the young man indicated that he had recently been deported from the U.S. and that he planned to commit suicide that evening. Sellers urged him to hold on until he would return to Tijuana in another week and a half and gave the young man all the money in his pockets. Sellers knew they would

be returning to Tijuana and could help him figure out a new situation. But before Sellers came back, the young man had jumped off a bridge, ending his life. “Right then and there my wife and I decided that we needed to make a difference out here,” Sellers says. “So we started coming out to Mexico and opening up safe houses and rescuing families and rescuing people who were deported and people who were coming out of the prison system.” Sellers said these safehouses provide food, shelter and opportunities for individuals with nowhere to go. “We connect them with churches out here and we allow them to just get on their feet without being

taken advantage of, and find freedom in every aspect,” Sellers said. Sellers says that what people in the U.S. may not realize is that when a deportee is dropped off on the other side of the border, they become immediate targets. And with very little resources, they are often beaten, robbed or exploited for cheap labor. As someone who has been transformed from hardened criminal to humanitarian, Sellers embraces any opportunity to redeem a hopeful future for any individual with a troubled past. In addition to deportees, Sellers and his wife have rescued a mother and her three young daughters from sex slavery; a pair

of teenage parents in the throes of heroin addiction; and an impoverished family from a chaotic, violent neighborhood. “We want to take the people that are overlooked and written off, and we want to lift them up and watch them become something,” Sellers said. “My life was wrecked, ruined, completely destroyed — I was the epitome of hopeless. But even in that situation, there’s hope. Even when there is no hope, there’s still hope. Shana Thompson is a local photographer, military wife and student at MiraCosta College. She resides in Oceanside with her husband and dog.

Photos by Shana Thompson

Jake and Priscila Sellers left their home and jobs in Carlsbad less than a year ago in “response to God’s call on their lives” to make themselves available to the needs of recent deportees and others in desperate situations in Tijuana. 15-year-olds Melissa and Jesús are living in a shack in a virtual dump in Tijuana with their 8-month-old daughter Irene. The Sellers bring supplies for the baby and offer the kids a better place to stay and a helping hand. 63-year-old Edgar Garcia finds comfort in the friendship of Lucero, the resident horse at his new home in Tijuana. After serving a 42-year prison sentence, Garcia was deported from the United States and placed at the safe house that the Sellers family opened in Tijuana. Nicole, Amalia and Yuridiana Garca draw hearts on a chalkboard at their safe home in Tijuana. The sisters and their mother were recently rescued from sex slavery and are now building a new life with help from the Sellers family. This toddler is held by her father in front of their house in an area of Rosarito known as “no man’s land” in Tijuana. The Sellers family brings them supplies regularly and is working with them to improve their dire situation.


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San Dieguito Academy High School will present “The Birds,” a Greek comedy by Aristophanes at 7 p.m. June 1, and June 2 at San Dieguito Academy’s Clayton E. Liggett Theater on the San Dieguito Academy Campus, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Tickets $15 for adults and $8 for students/children, at the door or at sandieguito.

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ginning June 1 with John Caruso + Will Sumner in front of the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar, 2998 State St., Carlsbad. Bring a folding chair. Friday Night Live is a free community event sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association. PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

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As part of the First Friday Art Walk Oceanside from 5 to 9 p.m. June 1, in multi-venue downtown Oceanside locations, the Oceanside Museum Of Art will host a free “Art Walk: Pajama Night At OMA” from 5 to 8 p.m. June 1. Come in PJs and cozy up with children’s stories told by author Janell Cannon and others. Includes story-inspired art projects, live music by Triton Trio, hot cocoa bar, and a reading of “Stellaluna” by author Janell Cannon. FRIDAY NIGHT BUSKERS

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The North Coast Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Swem, will present “From Russia with Love” at 2:30 p.m. June 2 at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit



Female art students from San Dieguito Academy will show their work at “Femininity & Coming of Age in the Modern Era” from noon to 8 p.m. June 3 at the Performing Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas. FIRST SUNDAY MUSIC

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KUDOS TO BLUE STAR FAMILIES On May 12, a Mother’s Day Tea was held in Vista to honor Blue Star Families, present and past military families. Blue Star Families helps military families connect with their communities by providing free and low-cost events and career development opportunities. Woman’s Club of Vista members on hand for the event include, from left, back, Crystal Gates, Marilyn Rudoff, Emily Kjellson, Jess Heatherly and Cheryl Mast, and front, Nancy B Jones, Eleanor Hutchins, Anita Hutchins and Judy Pantazo. Courtesy photo

or visit encinitaslibfriends. workshop on Life Drawing, from 1 to 4 p.m. June 5 and org. June 7 at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Members ART AND COFFEE Oceanside Museum Of $60, visitors $90. Robin Art offers free Coffee And Douglas will show how to Conversation from noon to 2 use creative ways to reprep.m. June 3 at 704 Pier View sent the body using a live Way, Oceanside. Socialize model. Drawing, painting, with fellow artists, enjoy and collage will establish drinks and snacks and ex- an image that may or may not be completely recognizplore exhibitions at OMA. able. All supplies provided. MUSIC SUNDAY

Local bands will play free for Music Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. June 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach. Information at (858) 755-9225.



Singer-actress Angelina Réaux takes you on a musical voyage through Kurt Weill’s nine American Broadway shows, 7:30 p.m. June 4 at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D Solana Beach. Get tickets at or (858) 481-1055.


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reached at (800) 988-4253 present “A Conspiracy of or at Ravens” through June 28 at the Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan ONGOING EXHIBITS Ave., Encinitas, with student pieces of ceramic and SPRING ARTFLING Coastal Artists will mixed media. exhibit artworks at Spring ArtFling ‘18 through June ART OF MASKS 30 at the Carmel Valley Artist Heather Gibb Library, 3919 Townsgate is showing papier-mâché Drive, Carmel Valley. A re- hand-crafted masks, “A ception will be held 2-4 p.m. Conversation of Birds” June 16. For more informa- through June 26 at the Ention, call (858) 552-1668, or cinitas Library Gallery, 540 visit Cornish Drive, Encinitas. YOUTH ART CAMPS

The Oceanside Museum of Art offers Summer Art Camp for young artists in grades 1 to 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for five weeks in July and August at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Cost is $350. Register at http:// SEASON FINALE AT CENTER The San Diego Circus Center performs for the 2017-18 season finale of SUMMER ART CAMPS the California Center for Lux Art Institute will the Arts, Escondido’s First offer Summer Art Camp Wednesdays community and Teen Ceramics Camp program at 7 p.m. June 6 June 25 through Aug. 10. at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., For more information, visit Escondido. Tickets are free and handed out on a firstcome, first-served basis. ART QUILTS Doors open one hour prior The Grateful Thread, to show time. Reservations an Art Quilts exhibit will are available for $12 and run through June 27 at the must be purchased a mini- Encinitas Community Cenmum of 24 hours in advance. ter Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest The Ticket Office can be Park Drive, Encinitas. The exhibit highlights surface design quilt techniques; hand dyeing, painting, digital printing and embellishment, using hand and machine work. LOCAL SCULPTORS


Artists Alex Nichols and Lori Nichols are hosting “Freestyle Weaving and Fiber Art” through June 27 at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Hand weaving and wall hangings inspired by nature. ‘INSIDE OUT’

A Mixed Media show, “Inside Out,” by artist Tena Navarette will run through June 26 at the Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas.


North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “The Father” by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, through June 24 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. Tickets and information at


Amanda Saint Claire exhibits “Rebel in the Soul” paintings and monoprints through June 28 at the Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas.

Members of the San Diego Sculpture Society presents “Sculpture in Southern California” through June 27 at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. FORM AND COLOR Artwork ranges from clasArtist Michael Amorilsical figurative images to lo will show his paintings, whimsical mixed media. defined by layers of form and color, asymmetry of TOP STUDENT ART line through June 29 at the Canyon Crest Acade- E101 Gallery, 818 S. Coast my High School students Highway, Encinitas.

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Mural to honor silent-film actress By Christina Macone-Greene

The start of the mural VISTA — City Coun- painting is expected to be cil unanimously approved within the next couple of in a 5-0 vote a new mural weeks. However, because titled “Tribute to Margar- the mural would be on ita.” Margarita Fischer private property, it had to was a silent motion pic- undergo approval first by ture star who had a special first the Public Arts Comconnection to the Rancho mission and then ultimateBuena Vista Adobe before ly the Vista City Council. passing away in 1975. She “In February, a pubowned and lived in the lic proposal for a mural at adobe through 1951. 110 South Citrus Avenue Fischer appeared in was submitted to the RecHollywood silent films reation and Community from 1910 to 1927. DepartServices She was also rement,” Huerta garded as one said. “A public of the leading notice was actresses for posted for Universal. Feb. 22 and Artist March 27 Daniel Toand no comledo was ments were chosen to received.” paint the T h e mural on a wall to be building wall painted is located at 110 facing the ally S. Vista Citrus side, Huerta Ave., measuring noted. She add25 feet long and 14 ed that the Vista feet high. Village Business Margarita Councilman Association and Fischer Joe Green said he nearby businesses was hoping to get a presen- were alerted of the mural tation on the “Tribute to and no concerns were adMargarita” mural. dressed. “Our Public Arts ComHuerta said while the mittee does a whole lot of artist will finalize the colwork — I just wanted to ors, Toledo will be utilizpoint out what we are go- ing both muted pastels and ing to be adding to a build- sepia tones for the acrylic ing in the near future,” painting. Green said. The mural is anticipatPresenting the mural ed to last 10 years, and Toitem was Imelda Huerta, ledo will touch it up when city management analyst. needed. “The mural pays trib“I just wanted to ute silent film star Mar- thank you so much for letgarita Fischer Pollard who ting us know what you’re owned the Rancho Buena doing and, how we’re keepVista Adobe,” Huerta said. ing a little bit of Vista his“She and her husband tory within our art,” Green Harry Pollard, an MGM said. “I like the diversity producer, owned the adobe of art that we’re displaying from 1931 to 1951.” here in downtown Vista.”

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Sheriff’s Department: No evidence Assembly candidate Graham forcibly kissed woman at bar By Aaron Burgin

Assembly candidate Phil Graham has been cleared of any wrongdoing after the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced that allegations that he forcibly kissed a woman at an Encinitas bar were unfounded. The Sheriff’s Department disclosed its findings in a news release Tuesday night, one week before the June 5 primary election. “After conducting a thorough investigation, interviewing several witnesses and reviewing video surveillance from both inside and outside of the business, detectives disproved the allegations made against Mr. Graham,” the department said in a news


the coastal cities and have to commute every single day. “We are nickel and diming working people and small businesses into poverty,” she said. Boerner Horvath said she supported it because the price tag for repairing the roads was cheaper than waiting longer to fix them. “If we do not have roads and bridges and the infrastructure we need to get from A to B, we will have major costs for businesses and major costs and delays for individuals,” Boerner Horvath said. Kousser, who moderated a 76th Assembly District race this year, said that Warren’s stance on the gas tax shows a divide within the Democratic Party, as working-class voters who might traditionally vote Democrat might oppose the tax because it hurts them more so than the wealthy. “As small as it (the increase) is, it is still a regressive tax, and lot of Democrats have a lot of concerns about that,” Kousser said. “There are lots of Democrats

release. “As a result, this case is being closed as unfounded, pending any new or additional information.” Graham’s accuser, Niki Burgan, said that Graham forcibly kissed her during the early morning hours of May 14 after a night of drinking at the 1st Street Bar in Encinitas. But variations in her story to different media outlets and a series of restraining orders filed against Burgan in the past accusing her of filing false reports raised serious doubts about the veracity of her claims. Graham, the stepson of Pete Wilson, is one of seven candidates in the 76th State Assembly District race. He stridently denied the allegations,

that don’t drive Priuses and Teslas. There’s a lot of working class and commuting class Democrats.” The state sanctuary status issue has been magnified locally by the County Board of Supervisors vote in April to support the Trump administration’s lawsuit challenging the state laws. All six Republicans are opposed to the state’s stance, while both Democrats support it. The Republicans said they opposed it because it stifled cooperation between state and federal agencies to ensure that undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes do not return to local streets. “It’s illegal, it’s dangerous and it’s unconstitutional,” Graham said. Krouse said that while the law carves out exceptions for violent crimes, some of the non-violent crimes covered under the law are actually very serious crimes, and cooperation between state and federal agencies should not be stifled by state law. Republicans have run on illegal immigration before, most notably in 1994 when they rallied behind


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which The Coast News first reported last week. “Earlier today, the San Diego Sheriff’s Office rejected as unfounded a false claim that had been filed against Assembly candidate Phil Graham,” his campaign spokesman Mike Foster said. “We appreciate the prompt action of the Sheriff’s Office in thoroughly investigating the claim, and in determining the truth in this matter. “Phil will continue his campaign’s focus on the significant issues that matter to all San Diegans, like lowering taxes, creating jobs, and helping our economy grow,” the statement concluded.

Proposition 187, which would have, among other things, established a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibited undocumented immigrants from using non-emergency health care, public education and other services. Republicans gained more seats in the legislature than in recent memory, but lost those gains over the next three cycles as most of the law was ruled unconstitutional. Kousser said this issue might play differently than in 1994. “The question though is whether they are playing with fire in a very different state in a pretty diverse district,” Kousser said. “The issue will truly galvanize the Republican base, but it will also likely really turn off Democrats and independent votes, which comprise one-third and one-third of this district. This is a district that went to Hillary Clinton by 12 points, so this is not a district that embraces Trump’s policies on immigration.” All of the candidates expressed a desire to protect the state’s coastline from offshore drilling and preserve them for the benefit of the environment and tourists. One candidate — Krouse — however, said he wasn’t in favor of sand replenishment if the science did not support it. The candidates also agreed that the state’s environmental quality act, known as CEQA, needs reform. As it pertains to housing, all of the candidates said the state needs to do more to create housing, especially for low- and middle-income earners. But several of the candidates — Krouse, Graham and Rigby — said they believed the state should accomplish this by cutting regulations that make the cost of building houses higher than in other states. “Before our builders even start building, the cost of building is 40 percent higher due to permit fees and other soft costs,” Rigby said. Warren said she was a strong believer in creating “workforce housing,” building housing around work centers to reduce commuting, which puts a strain on the environment. Warren and Boerner Horvath also called for the state to guarantee a free col-

lege education to students, building on a bill recently passed that guarantees the first year of junior college is paid for California full-time students. Big money and the toptwo system If the money flowing into the race is any indication, the stakes are high. During the first reporting period of the year, from Jan. 1 to April 21, Graham, the stepson of former California Governor Pete Wilson, raised $242,000 alone — that’s more than the other seven candidates have reported raising combined. Graham also received more than $43,000 in mailers, polling, consulting and research in the month of May alone from JobsPAC, a pro-business political action committee. Muir, whose husband Mark, serves on the Encinitas City Council, has raised the next highest with more than $116,000. Boerner Horvath has raised more than $69,000 during that period. The Republican Party is also coming to the aid of candidates in the form of attack mailers against Democrats Warren and Boerner Horvath, spending more than $17,500 during the month of May. With the number of Republicans running, some political insiders have expressed concern that they might split the vote in a way that would allow Warren and Boerner Horvath to advance. But Kousser and others said that the money trail appears to point to the Republicans galvanizing their efforts around Muir and Graham. “If all six candidates had $200,000 war chests, it would be a big problem for Republicans,” Kousser said. “But it sounds like Graham and Muir are doing the lion’s share of the campaigning.” Kousser pointed to a possibility, however, of two Democrats advancing in the 76th Assembly race, and two Republicans advancing in the 49th Congressional District, which largely overlap. If that happens, he said, Sacramento would likely move quickly to ditch the top-two system. “Wouldn’t it be irony of ironies?” Kousser said. “That could sound death knell of top-two system because it would show how many problems it creates.”

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6/29 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Accelerated Course

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

6/6, 6/21 Heart Saver First Aid CPR AED

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


CHILDBIRTH & PREGNANCY Breastfeeding Support Group

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

For even more classes & programs visit SUPPORT GROUPS


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Update Course

JUNE 1, 2018

WELLNESS NEW Mi Cardio (Young at Heart to be integrated into Cardio program)

Better Breathers

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

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

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.

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

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

Friday of Every Month Diabetes Support Group

Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.644.1201 to register.

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

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.

Call for Class Schedule NEW Mi Neuro (Step by Step for Parkinson’s to be integrated into Neuro program) 11 a.m-12:30 p.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved.

Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays Parkinson’s Exercise

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

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.

6/12, 6/27 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.

Next Class 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 7/19 Baby Care Class

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

Next Class 7/12 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 8/21 6:30-7 p.m., 7:30-8 p.m. Orientación de Maternidad En Español

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

Meets Thursdays Survivors of Suicide Loss

ORTHOPAEDICS CLASSES 12-2 p.m.,Tri-City Medical Center. Call 855.222.8262 for more information.

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

12-2 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 855.222.8262 for more information.

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

6/6, 6/20 Total Shoulder Replacement Class

Meets Wednesdays

12-2 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 855.222.8262 for more information.

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

JUNE 18 • 6-7 P.M. •



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

Quienes deseen más información pueden llamar al 760.940.5750. 6/9, 3-3:30 p.m., 6/28, 7:30-8 p.m.

Meets Thursdays NEW Mi Strength (Cancer Fitness to be integrated into Strength program)

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

Meets Wednesdays & Fridays

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

Have you overcome/are currently experiencing significant health challenges & would like the opportunity to receive complimentary professional training to be in the 2019 TCMC Carlsbad Half Marathon? Would you like to get in the best shape of your life? Are you ready to be part of an inspirational team? If so, join us for an Information/ Q&A Session about applying to be a part of the 2018-2019 Lucky 13 Season.

How many times do YOU get up at night?

3 Friday, June 22 1-2:30 pm



Learn about current BPH treatments including options that don’t require ongoing medication or major surgery. With Q&A from Urologist Jason Phillips, MD. First UroLift Center of Excellence in San Diego.

Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center Please join Dr. Christopher Rogers, one of the nation’s leading regenerative medicine specialists, to learn how New Orthobiologic Treatments are being used to heal arthritis, joint injuries & spine conditions. Educational seminar to be followed by a Q & A session, a live Ultrasound demo & Bemer Therapy.


Looking for relief from an enlarged prostate?

June 27 • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join Us for a FREE Men’s BPH Lecture!

Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center


For more information call 855.222.8262 or visit

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