The Coast News INLAND EDITION
VISTA, SAN MARCOS, ESCONDIDO
VOL. 5, N0. 14
JUNE 28, 2019
Vista in top 10 for craft breweries
Grand jury: Conditions poor at jail
By Steve Puterski
By Steve Horn
VISTA — It is no secret North County is a hub for craft breweries. Their popularity has exploded over the past decade as San Diego County has become one of the premier destinations for beer connoisseurs and brewers. Sitting along State Route 78, known as the Hops Highway, Vista was recently ranked sixth in the country for most craft breweries per capita in the country, according to an analysis from C + R Research. The firm analyzed data from more than 500 cities. “Since 2007, the number of breweries and brewpubs across the country has seen an average yearly growth of 15.9%,” said Matt Zajechowski, a spokesman for C + R. “Within the last four years, the average growth has been 20.5%. One interesting note is that the greatest year-over-year growth happened in 20132014 when the number of breweries grew by 29%, which was the highest YoY increase within the 2007–2018 timeframe.” Vista’s journey into craft breweries started years ago and were approached with a different angle, said Kevin Ham, the city’s director of economic development. Instead of focusing on the alcohol aspect, Ham said he and city staff looked at breweries TURN TO BREWERIES ON 6
sisters brainstormed creative professional collaboration ideas, they planted the intellectual seeds of what became “The Cado,” sponsored by The California Avocado Commission. San Diego County, and in particular North County, is the largest producer of avocados in California. But few realize that, said Carr, let alone the deeper backstory of the avocado.
REGION — The San Diego County Grand Jury has published a new annual report concluding that subpar conditions exist at the Vista Detention Facility. The report, which was published on May 28, says that the facility has a design including “little or no outside area where the sky is visible” and a “lack of adequate natural sunlight and/ or outdoor recreation.” Built in 1978 and the county’s oldest jail, the Grand Jury recommends against incarcerating prisoners in Vista for over a year due to those conditions. “This deficiency has been noted in prior San Diego County Grand Jury Reports and has yet to be adequately addressed,” wrote the Grand Jury. “Older facilities could be used for booking, holding inmates incarcerated for shorter terms and for housing during specific rehabilitation programs.” The Grand Jury is a regional investigative body is comprised of San Diego County residents nominated by Superior Court judges and serve a single-year term. Last year, the Grand Jury noted what it saw as a lack of sunlight and outdoor recreation space at the Vista jail and other facilities, but the San Diego Sheriff’s Department saw things differently. “The Sheriff’s Department disagrees wholly with this finding,” it wrote in
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QUALITY ‘THE CADO,’ a pop-up museum open in San Marcos through Sept. 22, is devoted to the avocado — San Diego County’s most profitable fruit. Photo via Facebook
San Marcos pop-up celebrates the avocado By Steve Horn
SAN MARCOS — Though many mistake it for a vegetable, San Diego’s most profitable fruit — the avocado — will have an entire pop-up museum devoted to it in the heart of San Marcos this summer. Set up on the ground floor of the new apartment complex North City just blocks from Cal State University San Marcos, “The Cado” offers up a mix of history, science, culture
and a chance for catchy Instagram photos all in one short visit. It opened on June 27 and will remain at North City until Sept. 22. Mary Carr, who conceptualized “The Cado” alongside her sister Anne Buehner, said she hopes visitors in San Diego County can have a taste of what is more the norm in a place like Los Angeles. “I, having just come back to San Diego (from working in Los Angeles),
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was really disappointed that not much was here in the way of experiences,” explained Carr, who co-owns the firm & boom Unlimited with Buehner. “Wonderspaces hadn’t come yet and really the only cities that were getting cool innovate experiences were L.A., New York and San Francisco. Either these types of experiences, but also other cutting edge art installations.” And so, during a lunch two years ago in which the
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Escondido teacher nominated for national Lifechanger award By Steve Horn
ESCONDIDO — Gwen Smith, a fourth-grade teacher at Escondido’s Pioneer Elementary School, is one of only dozens of school workers nationwide in the running to win a Lifechanger of the Year Award. Administered by the National Life Group Foundation, Lifechangers “are the people in our schools who are making a positive difference for students,” according to the award’s website. Winners for the award will be selected in the beginning of 2020. “We all know teachers and school district employees who inspire us and go above and beyond for their students,” explains the award’s website of the distinction. “They could be a physical education teacher who started a nonprofit to teach students about art and music, an administrator who visits the homes of students in need, or a maintenance worker who fundraises for school programs. These educators and school employees are LifeChangers, and we're here to help you honor them.”
Smith received the nomination from her colleague at Pioneer Elementary School, Mary Courser. “She puts her heart and soul into all that she does in her classroom and school. She makes her classroom comfortable for all of her students,” wrote Courser of Smith. “Ms. Smith spent her own money to design a great w ork s p ac e for her students. She created the Smith most awesome garden, all on her own! She maintains it and visits it during the summer, after a long drive to the school, to take care of the garden.” Smith, according to the nomination application submitted by Courser, has also kept her students civically engaged. They did so by putting Mayor Paul McNamara in the hot seat, or as hot as it gets when in front of fourth-graders. “This year, when the students were studying government, she invited the
mayor of Escondido into her classroom,” wrote Courser. “The students prepared intelligent questions to ask ahead of the visit.” The selection committee for the LifeChanger award consists of past winners, as well as higher education professionals. Winning applicants must “make a positive impact in the lives of students,” “enhance their school or district’s atmosphere, culture and pride,” among other criteria. Those who finish as the top-five finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The Grand Prize winner also gets $10,000 to be split between the winner and his or her school district. The other four finalists will each get a $5,000 lump sum to split, while the next 10 thereafter will each get a $3,000 pot of money to split between themselves and their school districts. "I have been teaching for 20 years and have never known a better teacher. She deserves this more than anyone I have ever known," Courser wrote.
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“I really wanted to see something here that wasn’t random, but was something that people rally around and brought people together and had lots of layer of story to tell,” said Carr. “Knowing it’s a trend on Instagram and will bring in the millennials, it was kind of exciting to think about ‘OK, we can bring them in, they’ll get their photos, but they can also learn why this is so cool and why it’s not just trendy.’ Like, there’s farmers who are growing this fruit and it matters and we need to support them.” The pop-up museum is truly an experience, from seeing it draped with green decorative awnings from the outside, an introduction on a Walkman cassette tape player by Jason Mraz, having a chance to learn what a truly ripe avocado feels like via a wall display, and getting a history lesson about the fruit’s entrance into the agricultural realm in Southern California. Indeed, part of the pop-up museum includes a stump on display from the very first avocado tree grown by Rudolph Hass, the namesake of Hass avocado variety. That tree began growing in La Habra Heights, California in 1926 and received a patent — a copy of which also hangs on display — in 1935. Situated in San Marcos, not far from the Interstate Highway 15 “Avocado Highway” section between Escondido and Temecula, Buehner said that the popup museum has an ideal location to put the avocado and the farmers growing it on display. “One thing that really
VISITORS at a preview walkthrough at “The Cado” listen to cassette narrations on Walkmans, featuring the voice of musician Jason Mraz. Photo by Steve Horn
struck us was the shortage of farmers,” said Buehner. “In talking to the growers, really their passion is incredible for what they do. It’s really unique and we’ve heard from so many people that young people aren’t growing up wanting to be farmers anymore the way they used to. So, something we’ve talked about is, I hope The Cado sparks an interest in how avocados are grown and maybe people getting a glimpse into that being a possible career path.” Buehner and Carr grew up in Encinitas, where they both still live today, and said they hope their company can bring more in-person public relations experiences into the forefront within the San Diego County business community. “With & boom, we think that real life moments still matter and we want to
help facilitate those, so actually meeting outside the internet,” said Buehner. “It doesn’t mean the internet’s not involved because we know that’s a huge part of how people get here and how they experience while they’re here, so we include that understanding in our experiences. But it’s really like, how can we create that experience that matters, that helps people connect to one another?” Tickets to “The Cado” cost $19 for general admission and $17.50 for military veterans and students. Kids under 3 are free, while for youth ages 3 to 12 the cost for a ticket is $14. “The Cado” is located at 250 North City Drive in San Marcos and open Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
GALACTIC JUNE 28, 2019
Vista City Council says no to hotel application
By Steve Puterski
Gideon Marcus transports sci-fi fans back to the Space Age and beyond
By Jacob Aere
VISTA — An avid science fiction reader travels into the past to document world events and pop culture moments throughout the Space Age and beyond with his online sci-fi blog, Galactic Journey. And for Gideon Marcus, the blog’s creator, his adventures in time have forged his alter ego — The Traveler. Marcus, a Vista resident, manages a 20-person team who contributes to his award-winning blog which focuses on the science fiction and fantasy from the ‘50s and ‘60s. The Galactic Journey covers topics including news, fashion, music, sci-fi short story magazines, novels, movies and television shows, noting important political events such as elections, protests, and the wars of the time. Marcus said the concept of reliving each day (starting in the 1950s) began in 2009 after discovering his dad’s science fiction stash. “I wanted to read my dad’s collection of science fiction magazines,” Marcus said. “(The collection) became complete around the early ‘50s.” Marcus devoured his father’s postwar era magazine collection in an ordered manner by setting a pace for himself that seemed impossible to finish. “I’ll just read them once a month, as they come out — 55 years ago,” Marcus recalled. With his wealth of Space Age knowledge, The Traveler set the journey 55 years ago because that distance of time “is the razor that divides today from yesterday,” according to Marcus. “If you go beyond 55 years the world looks unfamiliar … but 55 years ago looks like today.” After several years, his wife Janice suggested he recommend the best stories that he had read and share them on a blog. Thus, Galactic Journey was born and published its first entry on Oct. 21, 2013. Since its inception, the blog has been nominated for the Best Fanzine at the Hugo Awards last year and was nominated again this year for the same award. The Galactic Journey also won The Serling Award in 2016, an honor given to those that best continue the tradition of former Twilight Zone producer, Rod Serling. As Marcus began to delve deeper into the sci-
ence-fiction magazines, he says the different media, “refer to each other, they talk about the same books — you start to get into the feel of the time.” At first, he thought his blog may only have a couple of fans. All of that changed when the Science Fiction & Fantasy News website caught wind that Marcus had been talking about the ‘50s as if it were modern day. Marcus said that the “nerd site” published an article which helped the Galactic Journey gain popularity. Outside of his time traveling role, Marcus is 45 years old (or as he often tells people, “celebrating the sixth anniversary of his 39th birthday”) and somewhat of a renaissance man. Over the years, Marcus has studied everything from computers and technology to music and Japanese before finally settling on law and writing. From 2007 to 2009, Marcus covered the cities of Vista and San Marcos as a freelance journalist for The Coast News. He is also a space historian and volunteers as a member of the American Astronautical Society’s History Committee after a college teacher told him he could “never be a historian.” “After that, I became a professional writer on the side,” Marcus said. On the back of his fanbase, Marcus travels to conventions under his alias to display his acute knowledge of the late ‘50s man-space program and the culture of the time. “It was always a hobby,” said the star of Galactic Journey. The Traveler enjoys performing what he calls stand-up education. At conventions, he tells stories from the “current” time and fields questions from the audience — often times the fan inquiries are intended to confuse. Marcus, who spends a third of his active time working on the science-fiction blog, notes that this project is not meant to be too serious. He often jokes while performing, “What’s the point of me going up there and being boring?” The space historian says that this time-shifting project doesn’t affect him as much as some people may think, yet he can recall moments from two separate timelines in his life.
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GIDEON MARCUS of Vista spends his time reliving history and sharing daily observations on his award-winning blog and science fiction fanzine, Galactic Journey. Courtesy photo
“I remember 10 years ago when rock n’ roll replaced the schmaltzy swing music,” said Marcus. “The overripe music of World War II suddenly got swept aside, just the way the British Invasion is (now) sweeping aside that genre of music.” He also admits that he often mixes his tenses as the time travel can take its toll on his grammar. To add to the authenticity of the project, Marcus has a room in his house which is themed to 55 years ago. The living space also evolves as time passes. Marcus used his computer knowledge to code a radio station that plays the music “of exactly 55 years ago, to within a few months,” around his house. Better yet, he has coded an analog TV to play shows from 55 years ago — fittingly, he can’t record programs or fast forward through commercials. He even carries with him a hard cover world almanac from 1965 to keep up with “current” events. Natalie Devitt has covered the Twilight Zone and Outer Limits for the Galactic Journey since early 2018 said that Gideon is “a link between the present and the past ... but he’s also very technologically savvy.” One way that Marcus blends the two time periods is through social media. “The reason why I have the Twitter feed is because it’s actually a newsfeed. Every day there’s at least three posts that talks about something that happened that day,” said Marcus. Besides the time traveling, Marcus is a fiction writer, contributing the story “Andy and Trina” in “Tales from Alternate Earths 2: Eleven new broadcasts from parallel dimensions,” which was published last year. He also started a publishing house called Journey Press. The publishing entity was used for his recent work called “Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women (1958-1963)” where he merges sci-fi stories from
women during the early Space Age. “I didn’t set out for the Journey to be a feminist project,” said Marcus. “It just sort of happened.” Marcus said that he was intrigued by women scifi authors as there is often “something fundamentally different,” when compared to similar literature from male counterparts. After Marcus recently gave a talk at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, Executive Director Andrea Decker said, “He is a historian with a huge passion for America’s (mostly) and the world’s space programs. It is clear he has done extensive research, and because he has done so, has gained access to legends and information in the space program field that not everyone has access to.” One of the longest tenured writers on the Galactic Journey staff is Rosemary Benton. She has reviewed U.S. films for Galactic Journey since 2013 and believes the blog has found success because, “The people who really enjoy that era of pop culture, as well as the history that inspired it, are gaining momentum online.” Marcus says that the best part of the Galactic Journey is that its content is able to connect with people regardless of age: “With older people I gets to reminisce with them, with young people it’s an introduction.” For the future, one thing that Marcus is looking forward to is the unveiling of “Star Trek.” However, he did mention that he should technically know nothing more than the fact that they are filming a pilot for the show as of The Traveler’s current place in time: June 1964. The end goal for Galactic Journey is for Marcus to do this so long that in 2013 he can bring the 55-year trip full-circle. Marcus said he wants to be able to document the beginnings of his own project to say “there’s a new blog coming out called Galactic Journey.”
VISTA — A proposed hotel is no longer. A pre-emptive strike by residents pushing back on a four-story, 150-room hotel at Matagual and Hacienda drives paid off as the City Council declined a General Plan amendment and zoning change application for the project during its June 11 meeting. Mid-Continent Hospitality submitted the proposal for a General Plan amendment and zone change to reclassify the 2.27-acre plot from low density residential to commercial general, according to John Conley, director of community development. The proposal was submitted in May with a maximum height of 56 feet for a Hilton Home2 and Tru brands, he added. “Staff brings all preliminary requests for General Plan amendments and zone changes before the City Council for discussion before we accept any formal planning application,” Conley said. Minhas Ladiwalla, president of Mid-Continent Hospitality, which would have developed the hotel, said the company does thorough market research to determine the viability of a project in a specific location. The desire to partner with Vista, he said, comes from the city’s tourism and craft brewing industries — just two aspects to draw hotel guests. In addition, the hotel would be nearby Vista Village, which is a main draw for the city. “We are proposing 150 Hilton brand hotel rooms,” Ladiwalla said. “We want to make this project feel like Vista.” Julian and Selina Shadle, who co-own the property with their father, Thomas, said their investment into the community is relevant. Julian Shadle said his family also developed the Vista Superior Courthouse, with the proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Vista. “We’ve watched the
changes in Vista over the years and have been pleased,” Julian Shadle said. “Or civic involvement is definitely in our bloodline.” Debra Schroeder, who is a member of the Vista Planning Commission and lives in the Vale View neighborhood, urged the council to vote no in a letter submitted to the council members. She said quality of life would be affected and also noted the area is one of the most sought after in the city due to how fast homes sell. Schroeder rattled off 28 other locations in the city more suitable for a hotel, which are already zoned for commercial. Only one letter was submitted in support, from resident Bret Schanzenbach, who was the previous CEO of the Vista Chamber of Commerce. Councilman John Franklin, meanwhile, assured residents Matagual Drive would not be reopened. In a previous story by The Coast News, residents reported the street would be reopened and were fearful of the consequences. However, city staff relayed there are and were no plans to reopen the street. “Just as a factual point, I wanted to make that known,” Franklin said. However, the council was not swayed noting the hotel didn’t fit with the neighborhood and cut through traffic. Franklin said a development should be “harmonious” with the neighborhood and the city is willing to work with the developer to find a project. Councilman Joe Green said it’s not a bad project, but should be in a different location. In addition, the commercial lot across the street is also expected to add to the traffic concerns, he said. “The other project won’t come to the council and fly through the Planning Commission unless appealed,” Green said of the commercial project with numerous drive-thrus.
2 suspected of attempted murder VISTA — Two Vista men were arrested for suspicion of attempted murder for kicking down the door of a renter, firing shots from a handgun and attempting to hit the renter with an ax, authorities said June 24. The alleged attack started about 4 p.m. June 23 in the 700 block of Lemon Avenue, San Diego sheriff’s Sgt. Adrian Moses said. The victim told police he rented a room at the homeowner’s house and that the homeowner, Robert Lennon Lucas, 49, kicked the door in, pointed a handgun at him and fired two rounds that did not strike the victim, Moses said. Another man, Weston Hansen, 24, of Vista, attempted to hit the victim with an ax but the victim
blocked the ax with a stick and the two men drove away before deputies arrived, the sergeant said. Shortly after deputies finished their investigation and left the residence, the two suspects returned and the victim called 911 again, he said. The suspects were still there when deputies arrived and the deputies heard gunfire inside the residence, Moses said. The suspects ran out of the house and were arrested by deputies, he said. Deputies found a semi-automatic handgun in the pocket of one suspect and the second suspect still had the ax, Moses said. There were no injuries. — City News Service
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Opinion & Editorial
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When O.J. says, ‘I got a little getting even to do,’ listen
Proposed county budget boosts services for the most vulnerable
his is an important few weeks for the County of San Diego. Although it’s my first year as a Supervisor, I know the importance of organizing our $6.2 billion budget. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20 is one that is fiscally prudent, maintains a strong reserve, but also increases services in San Diego, especially to help the most vulnerable populations. One of my biggest priorities when I was elected Supervisor was behavioral health. Our new proposed budget will spend $708 million on mental health services including the addition of 123 workers to provide boots on the ground, 177 psychiatric beds and
around the county Jim Desmond
lion for community services and diversion programs. Something I’ve very excited about is funding for a new fire station, which will be built for Palomar Mountain. We are dedicating more money for open space parks, planting 3,500 trees on public land and maintain 2,000 miles of roads for the unincorporated areas. Over the next few weeks the County will deliberate the budget and could make some changes. In the meantime, I’m excited about this budget, what it brings to the District 5 community and North County’s bright future.
exploring the creation of a mental health urgent care centers across the region and a mental health hub in Hillcrest. Also, under the proposed budget we will be adding at least 120 staff members for child welfare services. Public safety is a top priority and we will be addressing this in the budget. We are creating two achievement centers for Jim Desmond represents young people at risk of reDistrict 5 on the San Diego cidivism to juvenile hall. We are also adding $15 mil- County Board of Supervisors. ***
Bill offers help for youth addiction By Marie Waldron
Every two days a young person in California dies from an opioid overdose. More and more opioid dependent children are treated in emergency departments than ever before — increasing by 54% over the past 10 years. While there is no single treatment or remedy for substance abuse, it is clear that early intervention programs aimed at youthful abusers are comprehensive and effective. That’s why I have joined with Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D – Van Nuys) to co-author Assembly Bill 1031. The bill establishes the Youth Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment and Recovery Program, which requires the Department of Health to establish commu-
nity-based initiatives aimed at intervention and treatment for underage alcohol and drug abusers. In collaboration with counties and providers of SUD services, regulations will be established for treatment and recovery, along with program requirements and standards. Medi-Cal billing codes will be updated to include screening, counseling and other services. AB 1031 will also enable community-based providers of youth SUD treatments to be reimbursed appropriately, so that the current gap in services in many parts of California can be reduced or eliminated. As we all know, the individual and societal costs of drug abuse are huge. Crime, deaths, homelessness, broken families, dropout rates,
the related costs of law enforcement and incarceration, suffering — all can be prevented through early intervention and treatment. Most important of all, lives can be saved. AB 1031 enjoys wide bi-partisan support, and passed the Assembly without opposition on May 28. The bill has been forwarded to the Senate, where hearings are pending. As your Assembly representative, I will continue working to break the cycle of substance use disorder that costs taxpayers millions, devastates families and cuts short far too many lives. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature.
he video seemed ordinary enough, until you saw who was talking in mid-June: O.J. Simpson, the last century’s most prominent might-havebeen-murderer. “Hey,” Simpson said. “This is yours truly.” It was indeed he, now 71 and looking far more than 25 years older than when he led police on a slow-speed chase along major Southern California freeways almost precisely a quarter century earlier. His video appeared on a new Twitter account two days after the anniversary of the stabbing deaths of his estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. In it, a smiling Simpson says he plans to speak on “just about everything. I got a little getting even to do. So God bless, take care.” After which just about anyone connected to Simpson and his 1995 “Trial of the 20th Century” began taking care. It has never paid for those around him to ignore threats or potential threats from the onetime football hero, released from a Nevada prison in 2017 after doing nine years for armed robbery and kidnapping in a case unrelated to events of 1994 and 1995. Mrs. Simpson told a domestic violence hotline several times about earlier threats to her, the tapes of those calls never heard by the jury that acquitted Simpson because his wife could not be cross-examined about her frantic, panicky statements. They were played in open court outside the presence of the jury. Of course, there was a reason she could not be questioned: She was dead. Simpson also reacted rashly against at least one driver after he moved
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In District 3 race, hidden hands push for early Dem endorsement By Steve Horn
REGION — When Jeff Griffith declared his candidacy to run for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, he says he started with idealism. Now, just months into the race for the District 3 seat currently occupied by Kristin Gaspar, he finds himself disillusioned. A fire captain and member of the Palomar Health board of directors, Griffith has expressed concerns about behind the scenes moves unfolding within the San Diego County Democratic Party for the race. He sees those efforts, in particular, as aiming to favor one of the three Democratic nominees: Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz. “Politics is an extension of my public service and it should not be thought of as a ‘Hunger Games’ situation,” said Griffith, who’s joined in the race for Gaspar’s seat by former U.S. Treasury senior adviser Terra Lawson-Remer. “That might mean that I’m not a good politician, but I am comfortable with that.” Even though the nonpartisan primary election does not take place until March 3 for the District 3 seat, another vote that could shape what that race looks like going forward
is only two months away. That is when the vote will be held to see who the San Diego County Diaz Democratic Party endorses. Mu lt iple sources who spoke to The Coast News conveyed that, behind the Griffith scenes, powerful county Democratic Party officials have aimed to fast-track the endorsement process for the seat currentLawsonly occupied Remer by Gaspar, a Republican, although the board is technically nonpartisan. And that fast-tracking, the sources say, has aimed to help Diaz. “I believe in the political process and believe everybody should be involved. Inclusivity is important because it introduces new concepts and ideas and ways of governing,” said Jeff Griffith, who is running for Gaspar’s seat along with Diaz and Terra Lawson-Remer. “But she doesn’t want that competition, she doesn’t want to compete. She just
wants to be the chosen one like she’s been as a Democrat in Escondido.” With the District 1 seat likely to flip to a Democrat, most political observers see District 3 as a swing district for a Democratic board majority. If successfully deployed, said multiple sources who asked for confidentially due to their proximity to the local Democratic Party, the fast-track strategy could potentially pump large amounts of outside money into the race. The sources fear it could shape perceptions about candidates before voters, or even party activists, get to know them on the campaign trail. And much of that money, the critics believe, could come from the campaign coffers of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and flow to Diaz. The chair of both the Latino Caucus and Appropriations committees, Gonzalez is the wife of the lone Democratic county supervisor, District 4’s Nathan Fletcher. “Supervisor Fletcher and Assemblywoman Gonzalez have both publicly endorsed my campaign for supervisor, and they are co-hosting a fundraiser for me later this month,” Diaz told The Coast News. “They TURN TO DISTRICT 3 ON 15
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NEW MOVIE RELEASE
The Gloria McClellan Center will screen a new movie release at 1 p.m. June 28 at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Call (760) 643-5282 for the movie title or log onto gmacvista.com. Free movie and refreshments. Closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
STRIKE UP THE BAND
Celebrate patriotism at the 21st annual Oceanside Independence Day Parade, with the first unit stepping off at 10 a.m. June 29, marching down Coast Highway from Wisconsin Street to Civic Center Drive, Oceanside. Call (760) 7544512 for more information or visit mainstreetoceanside.com.
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Where to celebrate the 4th REGION — It will be easy to find holiday celebrations and fireworks displays near you with a choice of sites in North County and beyond. • Oceanside starts the holiday weekend June 29 with an Independence Day Parade, starting at 10 a.m., marching north on South Coast Highway 101 from Wisconsin Avenue to Pier View Way. The city will then light up the skies July 3 for Oceanside’s 131st anniversary, with music and food trucks beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Rancho Del Oro Drive, which will be closed from Oceanside Boulevard north to Mesa Drive. There will be fireworks at 9 p.m. Organizers suggest visitors take public transportation or carpool and park in the business parks behind the Marriott Hotels. Bring a beach chair/blanket to sit on. No alcohol or dogs are permitted at this free, family-friendly event.
Every Saturday and • On July 4, the last Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., join Miss Mary on the patio for day of the San Diego County Fair closes with a fireworks free, fun make-and-take display at the Del Mar Fairprojects for the entire famigrounds. The fair opens at ly, at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail 10 a.m., with fireworks at 9 Gardens Drive. Check the p.m. at 2260 Jimmy Duranwebsite for information. More information at http:// Highway and Civic Center bit.ly/28ZV8GX or (760) Drive, Oceanside. For each 632-9711. day’s events and schedule, visit https://visitoceanside. BOOKS BY THE BAG org/events/oceanside-samoThe Friends of the Car- an-cultural-celebration/. diff-by-the-Sea Library will hold a Bag Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 on the deck of the Cardiff Library, HELP BY DRIVING SENIORS 2081 Newcastle Ave, CarAre you a senior lookdiff. Fill a grocery bag for ing for reliable transporta$5. For anyone interested in tion? Check out Oceanside’s becoming a member, join at “Seniors on the Go” Transthe event for $10 per year, portation Program. “SeFor more information, visit niors on the Go” services friendscardifflibrary.org/ Oceanside residents aged events/. 65 and older. The focus of the program is to help seniors get free rides to medical-related appointments. SAMOAN CELEBRATION The transportation team is Come join the 2019 looking for new volunteer Oceanside Samoan Cultur- drivers to join them. Volal Celebration and Chris- unteer drivers can set their tian Faith-based Outreach own schedule and availabilevent June 30 through July ity and will be reimbursed 6 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for mileage. Call transporat Oceanside Civic Cen- tation staff at (760) 435ter at the corner of Coast 5155.
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as manufacturers, another area of industry important to the city’s economy and tax base. In the early 2000s, he and others in the city began building relationships with Green Flash and Backstreet breweries, where Ham would help them navigate the city application and permitting process. The city looks at the main brewery as the manufacturing site, with the ability to dedicate a small tasting room. Other businesses, such as Dr. Bronner’s soap, are allowed to sell some product from their manufacturing facility, so the city figured a brewery should be able to do the same. “We started to understand that industry,” he
said. “They understood the customer service we provided. We saw them as a manufacturer with an ancillary component that was a tasting room. We started working with them and put in place some structures (so) that as we worked with them we weren’t permitting a bar.” From there, others, such as Belching Beaver, approached the city and soon enough, the Vista Brewers Guild was formed to address issues and ideas from the brewers and whether they were permissible by the city. As a result, the city of 101,987 residents as of Jan. 1, boasts 19 breweries with another four expected to open later this year. Of the 19, five have additional permits for tasting rooms at
dent on private donations. The campaign can be • In Escondido, the Cal- found through gofundme. ifornia Center for the Arts com/SM2019Fireworks. hosts the 55th annual In• Vista will celebrate dependence Day Festival & Fireworks, with music, with its Independence Day food vendors, and chil- Celebration from 5 to 10 dren's activities and games, p.m., at Moonlight Amphibeginning at 4 p.m., with theatre, 1200 Vale Terrace fireworks at 9 p.m. at 340 Drive, Vista. Fireworks at N. Escondido Blvd. The day 9 p.m. Cost is $5, with chilwill commence with a pre- dren 5 and under, and Milisentation by Escondido’s tary and family free. American Legion Post 149, VFW Post 1513, and DAV • After a day that inChapter 70. The Center’s cludes some all-American National Anthem Singing picnic games like burlap Competition will discover races and water-balloon a local singer whose rendi- tosses, Legoland California tion of “The Star-Spangled offers a fireworks show at Banner” will be kicking 8:30 p.m., One Legoland off the day’s events. In the Drive, Carlsbad. evening, the crowd will be treated to the music of the • Pack a few blankets 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and chairs for Rancho Santa Band. Fe’s annual July Fourth Parade and Picnic. There will • Bradley Park in San be no fireworks, but live Marcos will offer its tradi- music, food and family fun tional Independence Day, will run from 1 to 3 p.m., at open for picnicking all day, 16948 Avenida de Acacias, with carnival games, jump- Rancho Santa Fe. ers and food vendors start• If you want to waning at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. at S. Rancho San- der farther afield, downta Fe Road and Linda Vis- town San Diego offers its ta Drive, San Marcos. A Big Bay Boom July Fourth GoFundMe site has been Fireworks Show, which can posted to cover the costs of be viewed at 9 p.m. from the San Marcos fireworks, multiple locations around which is entirely depen- San Diego Bay. te Blvd., Del Mar.
A celebration begins at 5:30 p.m., July 3, for Oceanside’s 131st anniversary at Rancho Del Oro Drive, which will be closed from Oceanside Boulevard north to Mesa Drive. Enjoy music, food trucks and the fireworks display at 9 p.m. Take public transportation or carpool and park in the business parks behind the Marriott Hotels. Bring a beach chair/blanket to sit on. No alcohol or dogs are permitted at this free, family-friendly event.
Carlsbad Newcomers will host coffee and meeting at 9:45 a.m. followed at 10:15 a.m. July 3, at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave., with a presentation by the president of the Carlsbad Historical Society. their main facilities. The newest breweries include Eppig, Dogleg and West Brewing, Ham said. “We wanted to work with them as a whole,” he said of the guild. “For the first five to seven years, we met every month because issues were coming up.” Vista has 10 breweries per 50,000 residents with Indian Joe Brewing as the most popular brewery based on internet search volume, according to C + R. Portland, Maine, ranked first with 18, followed by Asheville, North Carolina (17), Bend, Oregone (16), Boulder, Colorado (14) and Kalamazoo, Michigan (10). The only other California city to crack the top 25 is Santa Cruz, coming in at 14th with seven breweries per 50,000 residents.
JUNE 28, 2019 Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Wear comfortable workout clothes and bring water and a towel.
TEEN TALENT SHOW SIGNUPS
Participants must sign up by the Sunday prior to the first of Carlsbad City Library Teen Talent Shows, for grades seven to 12. The Singing Talent Show will be from 7 to 8 p.m. July 11 at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. To register, contact Ashleigh Hvinden at ashleigh. email@example.com or (760) 434-2866.
BASIC HANDGUN CLASS
A four-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who owns, a handgun. The class will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 7 at the shooting range east of Lake Wohlford, 16525 Guejito Road, Escondido. Cost is $60. Register at (760) 746-2868. Handguns and ammunition are provided for those who do not own any but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun and ammunition.
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The Catholic Widow and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire friendships through various social No-host lunch will follow. activities will gather for a For more information, go to steak dinner at the Americarlsbadnewcomers.org. can Legion, Vista on July 9. Reservations are necessary: HOLIDAY BUFFET (858) 674-4324 The Gloria McClellan Center will hold an Independence Day Buffet at 11 a.m. July 3, at 1400 Vale KNEE PAIN WORKSHOP Terrace Drive in Vista. Treating knee pain Entertainment by Blues Pharoahs. Suggested dona- with a mix of integrative tion is $4 for those 60 and approaches will be the topolder, and an $8 charge for ic of a free workshop from those younger than 60. Res- noon to 2 p.m. July 10 at ervations are required by 1 the Scripps Shiley Pavilion, p.m. one day prior at (760) 10820 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event will be 643-5288. led by integrative pain medicine specialist Robert Bonakdar, M.D.; orthopedic surgeon Adam Rosen, D.O.; ZUMBA SUMMER registered dietician Cathy Zumba for Teens, Garvey; physical therapist sixth to 12th grades, will Katie Foster; and exercise be held this summer at the physiologist Christina Case. Oceanside Public Library For more information or to every Wednesday at 3 p.m. register, call (800) 727-4777. through Aug. 7. Classes 45 Parking for the workshop minutes at the Civic Center will be $4 per vehicle.
VISTA RANKS SIXTH in the United States for most craft breweries per capita. Of the city’s 19 craft breweries, Indian Joe Brewing is the most popular, based on internet search volume. Another four breweries are expected to open later this year in Vista. Photo by Steve Puterski
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Slippery plight of bananas
t appears that I owe bananas an apology. I have indeed taken them for granted, but now I hear they are under attack and could go extinct Apparently this has been news since last year, but I only just stumbled upon an article about a nasty fungus killing off banana crops worldwide. It was first found in Malaysia in 1990 and has spread to a dozen banana-growing countries, but not yet to South America. If it gets there before we find a solution, banana chips will no longer grace your trail mix. It turns out the banana is the world's most popular fruit, with more than 100 million metric tons produced annually in 130 tropical and subtropical countries. I also did not know that today’s edible bananas are the result of a genetic accident in nature. You’ll need to Google this for all the details. The cold truth is, I don’t eat bananas regularly, but they are one of many things in this world I just expect to be there when the mood strikes me. And the mood struck last week. On a whim, I brought home a bunch and found them a perfect mid-morning snack. It is rare for me to opt for something healthy and when I actually do, and it tastes good, I temporarily glow with self-righteous joy. Chances are good I’ll be back to chocolate-chip cookies soon enough. I am throwing all in with the agronomists and plant physiologists of the world, who are our only chance to save our smoothies and banana splits. I would buy them all lunch or fetch them coffee if I could. Say what you like about crazy botanists who create things like the pluot and the tangelo. The best answer appears to be cross breeding to create a new hybrid banana. The well-known and loved Cavendish banana needs to cozy up to a “Madagascar species of banana that is inedible, with large seeds, but is somehow immune to the deadly fungus." Come on, Cavendish. I bet Madagascar has a great personality. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who promises to never be nonchalant about that funny, yellow fruit again. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shiley gifts $2.6M for CSU Palliative Care REGION — The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is now the Shiley CSU Institute for Palliative Care, thanks to a gift from philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley. Shiley announced during Cal State San Marcos’ annual f u nd r a is ing gala June 8, that she has donated an additional Shiley $2.6 million to the Institute on CSUSM’s campus. The latest gift brings Shiley’s total gifts to the CSUSM Foundation to $6 million, the majority of which has gone to the Institute, and makes her the biggest donor in the university’s history. In recognition of her generosity, the CSU Board of Trustees approved changing the name of the Institute during its meeting on May 21. Shiley has a particular interest in palliative care, developed as she cared for her husband, the renowned artificial heart valve inventor Donald Shiley, before he died of a difficult illness in 2010. Palliative care is health care that addresses each patient as a whole person, including his or her physical comfort, confidence, emotional well-being, spirituality and dignity. “To have watched my late husband Donald decline over four years was truly devastating,” Shiley said. “But we both personally experienced the benefits of palliative care during the period, and as I quickly learned, palliative care isn’t just for those who are afflicted. It’s also for the loved ones and caregivers of people dealing with serious or chronic illness. “The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is providing the necessary skills and tools that our health care professionals need while also building critical awareness of palliative care.” Besides providing more support to the Institute, Shiley made the gift with the intention of paying tribute to her longtime friend, Dr. Karen Haynes. Haynes is retiring at the end of June after 15½ years serving as CSUSM’s president. Shiley requested that the center be named the Shiley-Haynes CSU Institute for Palliative Care. CSUSM will pursue the name change after the requisite two-year period post-retirement for an individual who has served the CSU in an administrative capacity.
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Palomar says no for now on filming meetings By Steve Horn
SAN MARCOS — After months of deliberation, the Palomar College Governing Board has put the kibosh on doing a video livestream of its meetings. At least for now. The Governing Board made the decision to strike down the proposal at its May 28 meeting in a 3-2 vote, with board members Nina Deerfield and Norma Miyamoto voting in favor. The majority, after hearing testimony from Palomar Television Director Jim Odom, concluded that filming the meetings would currently be too prohibitively expensive and logistically inconvenient. “I’ve been involved in streaming board meetings at various sites in different locations, so I have some experience with it,” said Odom. “Given the way the board meetings are conducted at this point in time, in this room, could we do it easily in a way that would give a quality presentation for streaming or broadcasting? My opinion of that is no.” Odom also explained that the current room in which meetings are held is “not conducive to a good broadcast or streaming.” “We have recorded in
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response to last year’s findings. “Additionally, all of the facilities have installed exercise equipment appropriate for those respective housing units that can accommodate equipment.” In response to this year’s report, the Sheriff’s Department — which administers county jails — said that it still believes the Vista jail meets basic standards. “All of the recreation yards at the Vista Detention Facility have an open ceiling enabling all inmates to see the sky and be in the fresh air whenever they choose to go to the recreation yard,” said Lt. Justin White, the media relations director for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Sean Davis, who lives in Escondido, spent time incarcerated at the Vista jail. He called its upkeep “run down.” The courtyard in question, Davis said, is about the size of half a basketball court, which he said is too small for the number of individuals who use it during break times. “I mean, it’s jail. The facility is old. A lot of their toilets aren’t running correctly and they’ve got gnats coming out of the plumbing and everything,” said Davis. “If you’re in a pod, there’s maybe six toilets for over 200 guys and probably only four of them work and you’ve got three showerheads for over 200 guys in one unit.” San Diego County Board of Supervisors member Jim Desmond, who represents District 5 — within which sits the Vista jail — gave a more positive outlook of the conditions at the Vista jail.
this room before, but it’s always been one camera, one speaker and that works pretty well,” said Odom. “But to do a board meeting, tonight’s a good example, where we’ve had 10 different speakers already in different locations. That creates a lot of challenges and essentially, you’d have to have about four cameras in this room to do that well.” He also cited the poor quality of the lighting in the room as another ingredient for poor video quality, if not corrected for. If corrected, including paying for better lighting and installation of four cameras, Odom said it would cost Palomar College about $50,000 for installation costs alone. He added that about three to four people to staff it would also have to be accounted for. In response to the presentation, Miyamoto suggested that other rooms within the college be investigated, which could be better equipped for filming board meetings. Palomar College President Joi Lin Blake responded by noting that, though the budget does not exist for it yet, eventually the room could be equipped for filming meetings as part of a broader renovation process. Board member Mark
Evilsizer, responding to the dialogue, said he believed that the college was not yet technically or financially ready to proceed with filming Governing Board meetings. But he expressed hope that it could happen in the near-future. “There’s money or facilities improvements planned out there, but we just don’t have it right now,” said Evilsizer. But Deerfield said she supported the proposal under the banner of opening up the meetings to a broader swath of the general public who may not be able to make meetings in-person. “We are completely isolated with everyone who does not live right here,” said Deerfield. “And this would just bring in the community, bring in much more shared governance, much more interest in what Palomar is doing and long-term, that would help bring in more people.” Blake said that in the meantime, the college would do an investigation of other rooms potentially more well-equipped for filming meetings as alternatives to the current one in which they are held. In other neighboring cities, live-streaming of local government meetings
costs run between $12,000 per year on the low end to about $60,000 per year on the high end, according to budget documents reviewed by The Coast News. In Vista, live-streaming of City Council meetings cost $12,000, according to its 2017-2018 budget, while in Escondido it cost $60,254 during that same budget cycle. Sitting in between, the city of San Marcos paid the company Granicus a $20,000 line item during the 2018-2019 budgetary cycle. Teresa Laughlin, the co-president of the Palomar Faculty Federation union and an economics professor, expressed discouragement with the vote. “I am disappointed that the board abandoned the idea of live-streaming the board meetings or at the very least making the audiotape available online,” said Laughlin. “This administration is quick to hire consultants, but is not quick to make a reasonable accommodation for our deaf and hard of hearing community. For example, the district chose to hire a consultant to facilitate a board retreat on June 28. I wonder how many Governing Board meetings could have been live-streamed with the cost of that one consultant.”
“It’s no secret that our jails are the largest behavioral health provider in the county and they are getting better all the time in responding to the needs of inmates,” said Desmond. “I was recently at the Vista jail where I toured the nationally recognized Veterans Moving Forward program. I was extremely impressed with the care and resources available to the VMF inmates and recently asked the Board of Supervisors to enhance job training skills and add ad-
ditional services for inmates once they are released.” But Peter Liss, a Vista-based criminal defense attorney and former public defender, said he believes the Grand Jury report misses out on analyzing what he sees as broader problems within the state’s network of prisons and jails. “There are two issues. We incarcerate too many people and we’re unwilling to pay for the costs of incarceration that constitutionally requires to treat inmates
in a safe and humane manner,” said Liss. “The grand jury report is really a BandAid that doesn’t really address the real issue, which is that the United States incarcerates more people than any western democracy. Having a jail with more open space and air really doesn’t fundamentally change the problem.” Liss does not believe this trend will end anytime soon. And so he called for the state to give more funding to its prisons and jails.
REGION — Ex-NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II, who was convicted of forcible rape and misdemeanor indecent exposure and lewd conduct counts this month, will be retried on charges involving two other alleged victims on which jurors deadlocked, prosecutors announced June 14. Jury selection is tentatively set for Sept. 30 at the Vista courthouse, with opening statements expected Oct. 7 in Winslow’s retrial on eight felony and misdemeanor counts, including forcible rape and kidnapping. The jury was unable to reach consensus on rape and kidnapping charges involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker allegedly targeted last March in Encinitas, and a 17-year-old girl who was allegedly raped in 2003 at a Scripps Ranch house party. Winslow, 35, is the son of legendary San Diego Chargers tight end Kellen Winslow. He is due back in court on Aug. 14 for a hearing on pretrial motions. — City News Service “If you’re going to incarcerate the number of people that you do, you have to be willing to spend the money,” he said. “Everyone knows it’s expensive to incarcerate somebody. And then you add to it that the Grand Jury says that one-third of the prisoners have mental health problems, which then requires medical professionals and so now you have all these people who are incarcerated on top of the costs of having medical and psychological care.”
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Discovering a desert oasis in downtown Pittsburgh hit the road e’louise ondash
e are surrounded by a rich desert landscape where chollas, ocotillos, agaves, barrels and beavertails compete for recognition from passing visitors. Some of these cactuses and succulents display their spring finery of orange and yellow blooms, despite the fact that the usual time for flowering has pretty much passed. This is not the only thing a bit out of sync. These desert plants call downtown Pittsburgh home. They flourish in one of the splendid Victorian glass houses at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. In all, this treasured resource offers visitors 14 climate- and moisture-controlled greenhouses and 23 gardens on 15 acres. Each house is a self-contained botanical wonder of leafy mazes, artistic flowery swirls, textured mounds and well defined borders. Its dazzling exhibit spaces are likely to conjure up intense feelings of jealousy in both top master gardeners and the rest of us.
HANGING BASKETS, pots and sculptured garden beds come together in one of the 14 climate-controlled glass houses at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. IN BUTTERFLY FOREST, open from April to early September, hundreds of butterflies swarm in one of 14 Victorian glass structures on 15 acres. Photos by Jerry Ondash
I count myself among the latter. Fortunately, my husband, brother- and sister-law
and I are lucky to be escort- the conservatory. She guides us through ed about this botanical wonderland by Jenna Bodnar, the various glass enclosures communications manager at exhibiting plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, fish ponds and water falls. As a Southwesterner, I’m most awed by the rockcliff waterfalls and proliferous orchids growing effortlessly in their warm, moist environment. We also are fortunate enough to catch “Van Gogh in Bloom,” this summer’s
unique exhibit in which horticulturists have interpreted well known Van Gogh paintings through flowers, plants, trees and fabrics. We wander past bigger-than-life “Sunflowers,” “The Starry Night,” “Wheat Field with Cypresses,” the iconic “Self Portrait with Straw Hat” and more. (Visit www.facebook.com/elouiseondash to see photos.) This exhibit runs through Oct. 6, which means there is a lot of maintenance to be done during the summer and early autumn by the approximately 100 people who help care for the gardens. Amazingly, repeat visitors will see new exhibits each season, even when the temperatures dip below zero, because most of the gardens are under glass. Cultivated outdoor spaces include a fully developed Japanese garden (including decades-old bonsais) and the Discovery Garden and Nature Play Garden, designed for children. Eventually Bodnar escorts us into the Butterfly Forest (annually from April through early September). As we enter this sanctuary, butterflies of all sizes and colors dive-bomb both leafy plants, flowers and visitors. I try without success to get one to land on my arm, but the butterflies seem otherwise occupied. Still, it’s a thrill to stand there and watch the swarms inhabiting every open space. The conservatory, a gift to the city of Pittsburgh from philanthropist Henry W. Phipps, opened in late 1893. Its buildings, grounds and plant collections have changed and grown through the years, and today, per-
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haps the most important parts of its mission and operations are less visible than its grand gardens. Ongoing education and community outreach programs offer classes in sustainable living, gardening and cooking, producing green power and climate change for all ages and businesses. The Phipps practices what it preaches, too. Its Production Greenhouse, where it propagates the flora for the exhibits, is the first and only greenhouse in the world to achieve Platinum-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The newer glass houses on the property, including the futuristic administration and maintenance buildings, have been designed with the health of employees as a paramount concern. Solar energy, passive heating and cooling, water recycling and conservation, and buildings free of toxins are commonplace here, and PhD students from local universities and abroad conduct research in sustainability. Café Phipps serves no junk food or water in plastic bottles, but does serve food grown locally, organically and from the on-site gardens. The café composts about a half-million pounds per year of pre- and post-consumer waste. Perhaps most notable to a Southern Californian is the conservatory’s use of “waste heat” to melt snow on pathways — something I’ll have to experience on a future winter visit. Visit www.phipps.conservatory.org or call (412) 622-6914. Share your travels; email email@example.com.
It’s 1994 at Wave Waterpark VISTA — To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the City of Vista’s Wave Waterpark will roll back its admission fee on June 30 to what it was in 1994: just $6.75 per person. This special discount will be available in person only at the Wave’s ticket booth on June 30. Park hours that day are noon to 5:30 p.m. The City Council will hold a proclamation ceremony at the park at 12:30 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be special giveaways and other surprises. The Wave Waterpark is open daily through Aug. 11, and weekends only Aug. 17–Sept. 29 with the exception of special events listed on its website. Admission is $20.95 for visitors 42” and taller, $16.95 for under 42”, seniors age 60 and over are $13.95. For more information, visit thewavewaterpark. com, or call (760) 940-9283.
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Supervisors reject $14M plan for new psych center at Tri-City By Aaron Burgin
REGION — The County Board of Supervisors rejected its fellow supervisor’s proposal to build a $14 million inpatient psychiatric facility in connection with Tri-City Medical Center. The proposal by District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond called for the county to put up $14 million for the construction of 12-unit crisis stabilization unit and 16-bed psychiatric health facility on land owned by the public hospital district. Tri-City would have been responsible for ongoing operational costs. Tri-City’s board of directors voted last August to suspend the hospital’s 18bed behavioral health unit and 12-person crisis stabilization unit, and Desmond’s proposal would essentially have replaced the units lost due to the closure. But Desmond’s fellow board members felt the proposal was too one-sided, and called on Tri-City to shoulder more responsibility in any proposed partnership. “I think we have to remember that Tri-City walked away from their responsibility, this is different from any of the other hospitals in the region,” board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said. “We need to have Tri-City be a partner with the county and not expect the county to give them a handout, that is not going to happen.” Supervisors, instead, voted to have the county staff continue to negotiate with Tri-City and any other hospital systems countywide for potential partnerships toward creating inpatient psychiatric facilities. Before the board discussed the item, Desmond said that he felt that the board could not afford to not take action.
“We have a public behavioral health crisis in North County, and it’s getting worse,” Desmond said. “This proposal puts TriCity back in the behavioral health business, it may not be perfect, as a matter of fact I have been told it’s way too aggressive ... taking no action will only make it worse.” District 4 Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who has been critical of Tri-City’s perceived lack of action towards reopening the shuttered units, said that the district’s attitude was in stark contrast to other hospital systems across the county, which view behavioral health as a shared responsibility. Tri-City, in contrast, has in public statements said it is helping the county “meet its behavioral health obligations.” “It is hard to have a partnership when one party keeps saying, ‘It’s your obligation,’” Fletcher said. The board’s vote calls for the staff to return to the board in September with an update on negotiations with Tri-City. Tri-City board Chairwoman Leigh Anne Grass at the meeting said that the public district is “committed to longterm sustainable community solutions in regards to mental health.” Grass and supervisors also opposed language in the proposal that would have restricted the 16 units to people who qualify for Medi-Cal or county health insurance. The language was stricken out of the approved motion. The decision came during the same meeting in which supervisors approved $23.8 million to expand mental health and substance abuse care, including emergency response and crisis centers.
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Sen. Patricia Bates honored Oceanside’s veteran-owned PJ Graphics as the 2019 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District, recognizing owners Tom and Helen Hartley. PJ Graphics has expanded from selling rubber stamps to now providing printing, engraving, and wide format print and silk screening services to its customers. The Hartleys have owned the business for four decades and are active in the community. Tom served in the Vietnam War and sustained wounds in the Tet Offensive, where he arrived back to the U.S. on a stretcher at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital.
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The San Diego County Flower & Plant Association named Encinitas resident, Rene van Rems, as recipient of its Industry Icon Award for 2019, recognizing exemplary accomplishments in and contributions to the horticulture industry. Rems is an internationally acclaimed floral designer and a lifelong supporter of the SDCF&PA.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside has been selected by Boys & Girls Clubs of America to receive a $10,000 grant from Cox Communications Inc. for a Cox Technology Center/Innovation Lab. This grant will allow BGCO to transform their outdated Teen Center into a stateof-the-art Innovation Lab. This Innovation Lab will help Club members increase their computer and internet skills as well as help them explore future career paths in technology.
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All five applicants who worked with Solana Center staff to create proposals for the California Healthy Soils Program (HSP) have been awarded funding for farm improvement projects in San Diego County to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance soil quality. Funding is provided for on-farm management practices such as cover cropping, mulching, compost application and conservation plantings and the program is funded with state cap and trade proceeds through the California Climate Investments Program. Combined, the applicants requested
Democrat Hillary Clinton, creating a conflict of interest. Hunter’s motion argues that his case is being prosecuted for political reasons because in August 2015, assistant U.S. attorneys Alana Robinson and Emily W. Allen attended a Clinton campaign fundraiser at a La Jolla residence. Hunter has repeatedly blasted the case against him as being politically motivated. Monday’s filings by the U.S. Department of Justice, however, painted a broader picture of alleged misuse of campaign funds by Hunter. Prosecutors claim he repeatedly used campaign credit cards or sought reimbursement for expenses that included resort hotel rooms, airfare, a skiing trip and Uber rides to and from the homes of five women with whom he had “intimate relationships,” according to court records. Prosecutors offered Hunter a deal that would
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Boston University awarded academic degrees to San Marcos residents Erica Anne M. Luancing, Bachelor of Science in Health Science, and Oscar-Elvis Arce, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management. Samantha White, a women’s ice hockey player from Oceanside, was one of State University of New York, Potsdam student-athletes to earn a spot on the State University of New York Athletic Conference academic honor roll. Claudia Naughton of Encinitas earned her Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College in Computer Science. Albert Serna of Vista graduated with a Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences from the College of Charleston during the college’s spring 2019 commencement. University of Iowa’s 2019 spring graduates included Mark Newman of Carlsbad (Tippie College of Business), Corry McDonald of Del Mar and Madeline Fournier of Carlsbad. Samantha Miller of Rancho Santa Fe graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Miller was class valedictorian for the Class of 2019, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Visual Arts. Kevin Baylon of Oceanside graduated from Simpson University in Redding in April 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. The University of Rhode Island named Trevor Dalton of Carlsbad to the dean’s list. Courtney Wolpov of San Marcos made the dean’s list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2019. Marceline Redick was named to Albion College dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Redick is majoring in accounting-CPA emphasis and French and is a member of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program. Evita Woolsey of Encinitas (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Chloe Torrence of Rancho Santa Fe (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) and Hallie McConlogue of Encinitas (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) all earned a spot on the University of Iowa dean’s list. Ithaca College student Lucia Vecchio from Encinitas was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Vecchio is majoring in acting. Hofstra University welcomed Julia Catalina Gurrola of Oceanside and Mackenzie Scott of Vista to the spring 2019 dean’s list. Ravi Patel of Rancho Santa Fe was named to the McDaniel College spring 2019 dean’s list with highest honors. Christian Griego of Carlsbad was named to the president’s list at Saint Francis University.
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Feds: Hunter used campaign funds for trysts REGION — Federal prosecutors turned up the heat in their prosecution of Rep. Duncan Hunter, alleging in new court papers that he used campaign funds to pursue extramarital affairs with lobbyists and congressional aides, including one in his office. The U.S. Department of Justice filed more than a dozen motions June 24, among them a description of evidence allegedly showing that shortly after taking office in 2009, Hunter, R-Alpine, started using campaign funds “to pursue these romances wholly unrelated to either his congressional campaigns or his official duties as a member of Congress.” Hunter, who represents the 50th District, is accused of misusing $250,000 in campaign funds. He filed court papers June 24 asking to have the case dismissed, alleging that two assistant U.S. attorneys investigating his case attended a presidential campaign event for
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have avoided disclosure of the alleged affairs, but he declined it, according to the filings. “This evidence is necessary to establish the personal nature of the expenditures to demonstrate Hunter’s knowledge and intent to break the law, and to establish his motive to embezzle from his campaign,” prosecutors wrote in one of the filings. Hunter's trial is scheduled to begin in September. Earlier this month, his wife Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. She faces up to five years in federal custody and a fine of up to $250,000 when she is sentenced Sept. 16. Hunter was reelected in November despite the much-publicized indictment. He was first elected to Congress in 2008, when he won the seat his father held for 14 terms. — City News Service
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Vista council goals progressing By Steve Puterski
VISTA — The city is making progress regarding several of its top priorities. The City Council received an update June 11 from Kevin Ham, director of economic development, regarding the top eight goals set by the council in 2018. Vista reviews its goals progress every six months, although it sets targets in two-year increments. For the 2018-2020 cycle, the council has eight goals including fiscal responsibility, improving traffic, adopting a homeless strategic plan, decreasing blight, building economic development, increasing public safety, enhancing parks and recreation and maintaining multi-family housing standards. The council approved the two-year goal cycle on March 6, 2018. The city received a $4 million grant from the state for the Townsite Complete Street project to construct sidewalks, traffic calming
measures and pedestrian crossings on Townsite Drive, West Los Angeles Drive and North Santa Fe Avenue. Other traffic ongoing measures include a new northbound right turn lane at Civic Center Drive and Postal Way, of which a bid is expected to be approved. The cost is estimated at $1.2 million per block. As for homelessness, staff will present its strategic plan later this year for approval. The council held a public workshop June 4 to receive feedback and facilitate discussion regarding the best plan of action. Regarding blight, the city is ramping up its actions against wayward shopping carts and considering requiring businesses to purchase or install wheel locks. In addition, the city is moving forward with receivership on several blighted properties, including 730 Highland Drive. The economic development goals center on the upgrading of the downtown Vista plaza, a new restau-
JIMMY DALE FORD, known locally as Jim Ford, passed away on June 14, 2019 from MDS, a rare form of bone marrow disease. Courtesy photo
Bruce D. Wier, 92 Escondido June 1, 2019
Let the bells ring forth throughout the length and breadth of this, our magnificent land! As Americans, we give daily thanks for our great heritage. All that we have, all that we are, is because we are fortunate to be part of this vast country. From the mountains to the sea, we are as one, united in thought and spirit, and are, first and foremost Americans. With great pride, we salute Uncle Sam - for indeed he symbolizes a benevolent uncle to all the world. We pause to give thanks for our blessings and count them one by one! America, the Beautiful! How proud and lucky we are to be a part of thee!
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Local Master Builder and Race Horse Owner Jim Ford October 5, 1943 - June 14th, 2019
Jim was born in Danville, Illinois, on October 5, 1943 to Dale and Ruth Ford. He graduated from Danville High in 1961, before enlisting in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. Mr. Ford served over three years at the Miramar Naval Station in San Diego, California. until he earned an honorable discharge to attend SDSU. Upon graduating in 1969, he obtained his teaching credentials in 1970. He taught school for five years at Parkway Jr. High School, while simultaneously obtaining his real estate sales and broker’s license. Later, he earned a contractor’s license from the State of California. Mr. Ford built hundreds of apartments, condos, and single-family homes in East County San Diego until moving to North County San Diego. Here, he became one of the premier builders in Rancho Del Mar, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Rancho Pacifica and Del Mar Country Club. His crowning glory was developing The River Estates in Rancho Santa Fe. Mr. Ford had interests in sports of all kinds, ranging from golf and tennis, to basketball and skiing, but his main focus soon became the ‘Sport of Kings,’ thoroughbred horse racing. Since 1979, he accumulated over 100 wins at the Del Mar Racetrack alone, 47 stakes wins, including a Grade 1 win at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, KY, a Grade 1 win at Hollywood Park and two Grade 2 races at Del Mar. Mr. Ford was well respected on the backside, having had the likes of Hall of Fame jockeys such as Chris McCarron, Alex Solis, Laffit Pincay Jr., Eddie Delahoussaye, Patrick Valenzuela,
Kent Desormeaux, Gary Stevens, Mike Smith, Martin Garcia, Corey Nakatani, Jerry Bailey, Pat Day, Victor Espinoza, Danny Sorenson, and many upcoming stars in the game. Of the many horsemen he had an opportunity to meet, Mike Mitchell, Philip D’Amato and English Bloodstock Agent, Jamie Lloyd, stand out the most. Jim soon adopted a local restaurant and bar, Red Tracton’s, as his favorite place to meet new people and enjoy the camaraderie of his friends. Mr. Ford was known for his quirky poetry and wrote dozens of poems about friends, family, and his own life. One of his more popular poems, “My Life on a Barstool,” was wrote as lyrics to his first song written and performed by Bobby Cruz and others up and down the coast and became a fan favorite. Jim is survived by his beautiful wife Beth Ford, her wonderful daughter McKenna Platt, his lovely daughter Molly, brother Kevin Mackin of Florida, sister Michele Heaton, her husband JL Heaton, and many nieces and nephews. Jim Ford was always a fun-loving guy who truly lived life to the fullest each and every day. His Celebration of Life will be held at the Del Mar Racetrack-Paddock Area on July 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. with a reception following at Red Tracton’s Restaurant from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers or donations, he and his family would prefer a contribution to be made to the Pacifica House, 4411 Park Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 or the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, PDJF.Org – notifying Beth Ford, P. O. Box 8323, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92014, firstname.lastname@example.org.
rant, a Honda dealership, four breweries and one hotel either opening or coming under construction. Also, three other hotels are considering Vista as a possible location to build, Ham said. Additionally, the city held meetings with stakeholders regarding Opportunity Zones and the Central Vista Business Improvement District is launching new grant and social media programs. With public safety, paramedics have been integrated with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Vista contracts its law enforcement with sheriff’s office. The city has also emphasized increasing the use at the Linda Rhoades Recreation Center, renovating the Bub Williamson Park and finalizing designs for the new Pala Vista Park. As for housing, Wakeland Housing broke ground on 81 affordable senior units, while Solutions for Change is expanding its California Avenue campus.
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Community rallies behind burglarized Legion post By Aaron Burgin
ENCINITAS — The Encinitas community has rallied behind a local American Legion post that was burglarized for the first time in its nearly 90-year history. Thieves reportedly broke into the American Legion San Dieguito Post 416 in downtown Encinitas early June 16, making off with three bank bags full of cash amounting to $1,500. San Diego Sheriff’s Department detectives are investigating the burglary. Post Commander Matt Shillinburg said that bartenders left the cash bags, which contained Saturday night’s bar earnings as well as lottery ticket sales, inside a liquor cabinet, as they always do overnight. The legion deposits the money on Monday morning when the bank opens. When Legion members arrived Sunday morning to prepare Sunday brunch, they saw that the back door and liquor room doors were broken into and the money bags were gone. No other valuables — including flat screen TVs and liquor — were stolen, Shillinburg said. “Everyone is upset, on our social media pages, people are outraged that someone would steal from veterans,” said Shillinburg, who
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is a retired Army officer. “Stealing is bad enough, but taking from veterans, especially considering where the money goes, is really bad.” The bar, food and lottery ticket proceeds help fund the American Legion’s two signature programs, the American Legion Boys State, a selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. highschool students, and the American Legion Baseball program, which the legion revived in San Diego last year. Shillinburg said the post pays for the lodging, transportation and incidentals for students selected to attend Boys State, which is held in Sacramento, as well as for uniforms and other costs for the baseball program. Additionally, the le-
gion contributes to other local programs such as Boy Scouts, he says. “A lot of businesses and community members have reached out to express how sad they were that this happened to the American Legion post, because we are such an integral part of the community of Encinitas.” The community has quickly responded by donating thousands of dollars to help restore the lost funds. Legion 1st Vice Commander Kerry Cortinas set up a fundraiser on the group’s Facebook page, which has raised more than $2,100 in less than two days. Veterans Green Coffee in San Marcos has also pledged to give the post a security camera system — the post did not have security cameras or an alarm system. “We just want to say thank you to the public for reaching out to us so that we are able to replenish the funds that go these programs,” Shillinburg said. “We are so thankful that the public stepped up to help us out.” Meanwhile, Shillinburg said, the legion has changed its cash handling procedures to ensure nothing like this happens again. “All cash is put in the safe as of Sunday,” Shillinburg said.
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Food &Wine Rouleur Brewing — a craft beer tour de force craft beer in North County Bill Vanderburgh
ou don’t need to ride bikes, speak French, or drink Belgian-style beers to enjoy Rouleur Brewing in Carlsbad. The name of the brewery and most of the names of the individual beers are derived from French terms related to road cycling. Think Tour de France. Though in this case, it is a brewing tour de force.
Rawley Macias, sole owner and brewer, says he doesn’t mind how you pronounce “Rouleur.” I grew up in Canada, however, and my exposure to French means that when people say it as “ruler,” it nearly kills me. If a French accent isn’t your strong suit, just make sure you emphasize the second syllable: roo-LER. Macias himself exemplifies the concept of “un rouleur” (literally, “one who rolls”) from competitive road cycling: a generalist who can step up to do any job his team needs him to do. Although Rouleur Brewing makes a big impression in North County and in San Diego in general, they
are in fact quite a small operation. Macias does most everything himself. He has just three employees: two part-time beertenders and a full-time sales rep. That means that in addition to the brewing, Macias also does the marketing, the social media, all the cycling and charity events Rouleur puts on and participates in, not to mention taking care of the business side of things. Needless to say, Macias is eager to add a marketing position and an assistant brewer position soon, so he won’t have to work long hours every day anymore. His current profession is a big change from a few years ago, when he was working as a mechanical engineer. Even then, however, he was passionate about home brewing, which he did for 12 years before “turning pro” when Rouleur opened in early 2017. In the tasting room, the photos and other art are all cycling-themed. The most prominent is a kinetic sculpture made of bicycle wheels and chains. Rouleur sponsors several local cycling groups: an elite women’s competitive team, a triathlon team, and two local cycling clubs. Rouleur has made such a name in the local cycling community that they are involved in every local cycling event in one way or another.
Rouleur hosts weekly Thursday night group rides that typically involve about 40 riders. On the holiday rides, as many as 250 riders come out. The rides range from 20 to 80 miles in length. Macias himself didn’t start cycling seriously until he turned 30; he just turned 36 a couple of weeks ago. The next iteration of Rouleur, which Macias is planning now, will be more generally themed around an active lifestyle. Exactly when the next step will take place is somewhat up in the air. Rouleur’s lease in their current Brewery Ignitor space ends in about half a year. Before then, Macias and Rouleur will be making some decisions about future directions and timelines. Building another brewery in North County seems likely. Their current space just isn’t big enough to meet demand for their multi-award-winning beers. In their first nine months, Rouleur produced about 450 barrels of beer. (A barrel contains 248 pints.) In 2018, production increased to 700 barrels; in 2019, they are on track to produce about 1,000 barrels, which is close to maximum capacity in their current configuration. The fermenting tanks are nearly always full, Macias says, which is why he is installing two new fermenters soon. After that there is no more space in the location, which would mean expanding into nearby warehouse space in the same complex, or looking for new digs altogether. The advantage of Rouleur’s current location is that it is a Brewery Ignitor, an HG Fenton concept that includes the tasting room
RAWLEY MACIAS, sole owner and brewer of Rouleur Brewing in Carlsbad, with his favorite things: a bike and brew. Photo by Bill Vanderburgh
and brewing system as well as the space itself. The idea is that a new brewery can move in quickly, do a proof of concept, establish a brand, build a customer base, and then move out within a year or two to establish their own location. The first Brewery Ignitor opened in Mira Mesa, and is home to Amplified Ale Works and Pure Project. The second Brewery Ignitor, in North Park, is home to Eppig Brewing, Pariah Brewing and JuneShine Hard Kombucha. While a Brewery Ignitor location helps a brewery get open quickly without having to do a buildout or raise a lot of capital to buy equipment, there are some disadvantages, too. Among these is the fact that the rent is about four times higher than it would be for an empty space. The locations were designed without input from brewers, so there are various little issues that make things difficult (inadequate drains, cramped systems, insufficient cold storage, and so on). Most problematic,
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however, is the fact that the brewing systems installed are not big enough, even brewing flat out, to allow breweries to cover rent and other costs while saving up enough to move on to their own spaces. Rouleur is doing everything they can to grow, though. The two new fermenters, taking advantage of mobile canning services to get their products out to local bottle shops, developing new beers that appeal to hot trends, and making the very best beer that they can. “We don’t release a beer unless we are happy with it,” Macias says. That last part in particular is working incredibly well. Macias is proud of the fact that brewers at other breweries regularly come by his spot to drink his beer. Another measure of that brewing quality is the fact that Rouleur has been winning a lot of medals in important beer competitions. In 2018, Rouleur won a bronze at the World Beer Cup — the Olympics of the beer world — for Domestique, a Belgian-style blonde ale. Rouleur won a San Diego International Beer Competition bronze medal in 2018 for Puncheur, a pale ale; that same beer won a Gold at the 2019 Los Angeles International Beer Festival (LAIBF) and another bronze at the 2019 San Diego International Beer Competition (SDIBC). In total, Rouleur won four medals at the 2019 SDIBC (one gold, two silvers, one bronze), and four awards at the 2019 LAIBF (one gold, one bronze, one bronze for a collaboration beer with next door neighbor Papa Marce’s Cerveceria, plus an honorable mention). That makes Rouleur one of the most-awarded breweries at the two most important California beer competitions of 2019. Although when Rouleur first opened they had a focus on Belgian-style beers, today only three of their 14 taps are Belgians. The rest are the usual mix for a San Diego brewery — pale ales, IPAs, a stout, and so on. New releases in the last few weeks include a raspberry-lime hard seltzer and a Japanese-style lager called Raida, Japanese for “rider.” With its combination of skill, passion and discipline, I expect Rouleur to go far.
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Music, surfing and food on the beach at annual Bro-Am
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surfers and musicians and to rally their great community and invest in local kids that need a hand up. Now in its 15th year, the free, all ages, family-friendly event brings together 17,000-plus attendees from all over the world to enjoy a whole day of surf contests, a free concert on the beach, brand activations, vendor booths, and a nice lineup of food offerings. This year Bro-Am beneficiaries include A Step Beyond, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Feeding San Diego, Rob Machado Foundation, Stand Up For Kids Oceanside and VH1 Save The Music. And of course with the evolution of the local culinary scene, the food offerings at Bro-Am have grown extensively over the years to reflect that.
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Orfila leads wine quality upswing in San Diego ORFILA VINEYARDS and Winery in Escondido has expanded to downtown Oceanside to catch the growing wave of new business, led by winemaker and GM Justin Mund, Chef Luke Morgenstern and Tasting Room Manager Jessica Englund. Photo by Rico Cassoni
hether you’re aware of it or not, a growing parade of wineries is building up momentum in Southern California and they’re centered right here in the San Diego metro area. Last time an official count was made in the county, 116 wineries made the cut. The San Diego County Vintners Association that promotes area wineries, points out that this district was the first to make wine in California with the beginning of the missions way
taste of wine frank mangio back in the 18th century. Father Junipero Serra established San Diego de Alcala, California’s first mission, several miles from the present Orfila Winery founded in 1994 by former Ambassador to the U.S. from Argentina, Alejandro Orfila, who is still the active owner.
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Times have changed since then and the spirit of friendly competition was in the air at the festive annual San Diego County wine show this year in Escondido. It was a happy group of wineries in a rustic circular setting ranging from BK Cellars to ZYQ Vineyard in Escondido, south to Ocean Beach and the dandy digs at Gianni Buonomo, run by our good friend, Keith Rolle. A look at the latest winery map will tell you why things are on the upswing for this long-neglected wine country. A distinct wine trail has finally filled in, from Escondido close to the coast, east to Julian up in the hills where some 50 wineries are within a day’s choices … a day tripper’s delight. Then there is the amazing growth of urban wineries along the coastal towns of North County south to the San Diego Metro district, where wine grapes are brought in and the wine is made in a boutique barrel area and offered in a comfortable bar-like setting, with small bites and musical enhancements. Orfila again shows the way with its Tasting Room near the pier in Oceanside, with some 25 Orfila wine varietals, a built-in kitchen with a full menu of farm to table offerings with “delicious, simple healthy food” created by Chef Luke Morganstern. The San Diego district wineries are a diversified group and no better example is Principe Di Tricase, tucked away outside the city of Ramona and run by Alberto Sepe. This winery began in 2007 and from the
get-go, it was all Italian, all the time. These were wines you had to acquire a taste for. Sepe likes to say “our Aligianico, native to Campania south of Naples, has a mind of its own and wants you to know, whether you like me or not, I don’t care!” It’s acidic and tannic style makes it ideal for the tomato based food typically found in southern Italy and adopted by many in San Diego County. Visit the Orfila Tasting Room at orfila.com, the San Diego County Vintners at sandiegowineries.org and Principe Di Tricase at pineandwine.com. Wine Bytes • Falkner Winery in Temecula celebrates its 19th Anniversary with four days of celebration starting July 4 to July 7. Most events will happen between noon and 4 p.m. including live music, yard games, hourly raffles, outdoor BBQ, and sharply reduced prices on selected wines. A special picnic menu will be posted at the award winning Pinnacle Restaurant. Check it out at falknerwinery.com or call (951) 676-8231, ext. 4. • Ponte Winery in Temecula is having their first-ever Ponte Family Fest from 5 to 9 p.m. July 18. Get your groove on with live entertainment, lots of kid-friendly games and activities. Enjoy delicious foods from local food trucks. Admission tickets are $4 for club members, $5 for guests. Proceeds from the event will benefit a local nonprofit for needy children. Visit pontewinery. com or call (851) 694-8855.
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are longtime friends and have also offered me advice on the campaign.” Fletcher did not directly answer a question about his involvement in the race. “I fully support Olga because I have worked closely with her and know she is a proven leader with a passion for protecting our environment, expanding educational opportunities and taking on Trump’s inhumane immigration policies,” said Fletcher. Endorsement timing The ill will among some local party activists who have followed the race comes from the nuances of the local Democratic Party endorsement process. That process for District 3 will start with a nomination recommendation vote set to take place on Aug. 17 within the San Diego County Democratic Party’s North Area Caucus. That will be followed by an endorsement vote on Sept. 17 within the party’s Central Committee. The Central Committee, explained North Area Caucus activist and former Vice Chair Melinda Vasquez, generally defers to the North Area Caucus vote. The four county Democratic Party area caucuses exist as local voices on electoral races and policy issues impacting their respective quadrants. The Central Committee members, meanwhile, represent a broad slice of San Diego County Democratic Party leadership and activists. Influential names on the Central Committee include Toni Atkins, president pro tem of the state Senate; U.S. Reps. Susan Davis and Scott Peters; Gonzalez and others. The party endorsement will take place in Septem-
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typically see life-changing improvements!” she added. Although it’s highly scientific, the process is simple. “We measure brainwaves through sensors on the scalp, and they are converted to digital engineered tones played back to the client through ear buds,” Donna said. “The brain can then see the imbalances and the lobes start to communicate
better. Sessions take place in a zero-gravity chair and clients find it highly relaxing.” For Donna and her husband, Keith, the decision to open a Cereset in North County was personal. “We got involved through a son who was dealing with a lot of difficulties after several concussions,” she said. “He was greatly affected by the
time he was in his 30s. He was depressed and couldn’t think clearly. I heard about Cereset and he had a series of sessions. The light came back in his eyes. He had hope for the future again.” A similar situation arose with the Johnsons’ grandson, David. “He had suddenly become nearly bedridden after a concussion six months earlier,” Donna
said. “If he tried to stand up his heart would race and his blood pressure would drop. He was constantly nauseous and couldn’t keep food down. His mother took him to nearly every doctor in the county but could not get any answers. After his first Cereset session, he was able to sleep and regained his appetite. After completing sessions, he went on an
ber due to the “strategically critical” distinction placed on the race, voted on by the North Area Caucus in May. “Strategically critical” is a status in the county party’s bylaws allowing for early party endorsements for races which could tip the balance of power in a legislative body one direction or another for Democrats. It also means the party can start spending money on behalf of the endorsed candidate. Vasquez — who has endorsed and campaigned for Diaz — said she advocated for accelerating the timeline even further for a North Area Caucus endorsement to July, from its currently scheduled August, at the June 15 North Area Caucus meeting. The Rancho Penasquitos-based Vasquez said she recommended moving up the North Area Caucus vote due her long-term relationship with Diaz within the local Democratic Party. “The longer Democrats are allowed to compete against one another, it will create a level of divisiveness and toxicity in the race,” Diaz said of her support of moving the party endorsement date forward. “When we’re allowed to compete for a year, what we’re doing is running our hardest and by extension, we are creating teams and sides. My team, Terra’s team, Jeff’s team.” But Griffith disagreed, saying he saw it as a move meant to benefit only Diaz. He had similarly turned down an invitation to appear at an Escondido Democratic Club forum on June 8 because he believed it was rushed and would exclude Lawson-Remer, who could not make it. “I know there’s a lot of background movements and pressures to change this,” said Griffith. “It seems like the whole strat-
egy is to get as many endorsements to try to make other candidates rethink their campaigns.” Fletcher denied any involvement in the fast-tracking strategy. But a Democratic Party source familiar with local political dynamics, who requested anonymity due to proximity to the race, said that Fletcher would likely know and advise about it. “Lorena and Nathan are probably talking to Olga and Olga is probably the one talking directly to Melinda,” the source explained. Vasquez, too, said Diaz had asked her to introduce the eventually affirmatively voted on motion to give the race the “strategically critical” tag. Further, Vasquez said she was not aware of any direct involvement in the race by Fletcher and Gonzalez. But she pointed out the relationships they had within the Central Committee. “Nathan just won the endorsements for the County Supervisors race and he lobbied people when he was running,” said Vasquez. “So, they both have (Central Committee) relationships and Lorena’s been a darling for the last six years (within the Democratic Party) since 2013 (when she won the Assembly seat). So, I’m not privy to know who they called and what the conversation looked like, but I will say it’s absolutely normal for people with relationships to then call members of the Central Committee and ask them to support a candidate.”
ing the early nomination of the county Democratic Party during primary season, Fletcher went on to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars from Gonzalez’s campaign coffers for his race. Much of that money would turn out to come from corporations. The former Republican assemblyman, Fletcher, eventually gained a victory in the primary and then the general election. San Diego County campaign finance laws ban political action committee (PAC) contributions and allow a maximum $850 individual contribution and a $55,200 contribution limit from the local party. But no limits on political party spending on “member communications” exist in California on electoral races. Campaign contributions are also not limited to donations flowing to political parties by the PACs of members of the California Legislature, which technically means that corporate PAC money can still and does enter into county races. Gonzalez raised $1.46 million for her Assembly campaign during the 2018 election season, an uncompetitive race in which she gave over $800,000 in campaign contributions to other candidates. Nearly half of those campaign donations to others — or over $355,000 — went to the San Diego County Democratic Party during the primary season in support of her husband. Those campaign contributions came from corporate PACs, such as Chevron, Sempra Energy, Anthem Blue Cross, ExxonMobil, California Independent Petroleum Association, private prison company CoreCivic and others. Fletcher won the primary by 8 percentage points, or just over 9,000
votes, over his closest Democratic Party competitor, former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña. Gonzalez’s legislative and campaign offices did not respond to a request for comment. During the District 4 race, which saw record amounts of money flow to Fletcher during the primary season, Gonzalez wrote on Facebook that those raising questions about the spousal campaign finance strategy were either “petty, sexist or simply have a different, unfortunate view of the world.” Fletcher denied there was a strategy in the works to steer money from Gonzalez’s campaign account into the local Democratic Party and then into Diaz’s race. “I support campaign finance reform but know from experience the Republican Party will spend millions of dollars of special interest money attacking the Democratic nominee,” said Fletcher. But Fletcher’s campaign raised $1.76 million dollars for the general election in the District 4 race, compared to the $1.17 million raised by Republican Bonnie Dumanis, according to county campaign finance data. Diaz, for her part, said that her relationship with Fletcher and Gonzalez goes back a decade before the two of them were even dating or married. She also said matters of “member communications” campaign finance are out of her control, as a candidate, by county election law. “Candidates don’t get to control party money,” said Diaz. “So, I don’t get to coordinate, I don’t get to ask where it came from, I don’t get to ask how much is spent.” Diaz also said she supports a “clean campaign,” but that it is not realistic in
‘Money laundering’ Parallel dynamics around Fletcher’s scramble for an early endorsement date ensued in the District 4 race, a competitive Democratic primary, in 2015 and 2016. Controversially secur-
all-day hike with his friends and has been on the go ever since!” A series of sessions includes four close-together visits. “With these sessions, the brain starts making new pathways that enable better communication in the different lobes of the brain. Over the following three weeks, the client’s brain will continue working on making these new pathways stronger,” Donna said. Following the series, clients continue with daily in-home unit sessions using a headband that take just a few minutes. Gradually the in-home sessions can be decreased to a few times a month. “It is so rewarding to be able to help people,” Keith said. Cereset Carlsbad is located at 3141 Tiger Run Court, Suite 113. For more information, call (442) 2041063 or visit www.cereset. com
the current local campaign finance electoral landscape. “There’s this expectation on local elected officials that somehow we can change politics and money while we’re running and that’s interesting,” said Diaz. “But that’s not the reality that we’re working under.” Saldaña — an Assemblywoman from 2004 to 2010 — gave a more blunt analysis, pointing to an article calling it a new form of campaign finance “money laundering.” “The motivation for an early party endorsement is to enable massive corporate money laundering to take place ASAP,” Saldaña wrote on Facebook about the District 3 race in response to a San Diego County Democratic Club leader who had published an early endorsement on Facebook of Lawson-Remer in reaction to what he had seen taking place behind the scenes. “Here’s how it works: Once the party endorses, it opens the floodgates for unlimited corporate funds to come into a campaign that — under local regulations — does not allow corporate money.”
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North County native fastest to climb summit of Mount Everest By Steve Puterski
CARLSBAD — She stood as high as a commercial airliner at cruising altitude, atop the world. On May 22, La Costa Canyon grad Roxanne Vogel, or Roxy to friends and family, summited Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak at a towering 29,020 feet. And she did it in just 10 days, becoming a media sensation along the way. Described as a “lightning ascent,” Vogel, 33, reached the summit faster than anyone, ever. She was guided by Lydia Bradey and Sherpas Mingma Tshering and Pasang Tendi. “It hasn’t really (sunk in),” Vogel said. “I’m glad I was the first one to successfully do it because it’s cool to be the first to do anything. Hopefully, I’ll be a good resource for people going forward.” Never a climber or one to spend much time in the outdoors, Vogel’s path to Everest started in college at North Carolina State. She began hiking and hitting the outdoors, but it really wasn’t until she was enrolled in a study abroad program in Peru and visited Machu Picchu, where she became drawn to those challenges. After college, she was visiting Everest base camp in 2012 and found inspiration. She moved to Denver after Everest and started climbing Colorado’s famed 14ers (peaks over 14,000 feet) to get experience. “I love to challenge myself,” Vogel said of getting into mountaineering. “I started at one end and started working my way up.” Four years later, she took a job in Berkeley at GU Energy Labs, which produces performance sports nutrition products, such as gels. She is currently a nutrition and performance research manager with GU. Prior to Everest, Vogel racked up five of the tallest peaks on each continent, with Everest being the sixth. She heads to Antarctica in December (which is summer below the equator) to scale Vinson Massif, which stands at 16,050 feet, to complete the Seven Summits. In addition, she also wants to complete the
LA COSTA CANYON HIGH SCHOOL grad Roxanne Vogel, left, and guide Lydia Bradey of New Zealand, celebrate atop Mount Everest on May 22 after Vogel became the fastest to summit the mountain, reaching the top in 10 days. “Roxanne handled the climb like a pro,” Bradey said. “Her first priority was safety, then success.” At right, Vogel, 33, is shown during her lightning ascent. Photos courtesy of Roxanne Vogel
“Grand Slam,” which includes the Seven Summits and reaching the North and South poles. Vogel figures she’ll scale Vinson and then check off the South Pole leaving the North Pole as the final challenge. She’s also in the middle of attempting to summit the seven highest volcanoes, along with another potential climb in the Himalaya’s in the fall. Going to Everest
But her journey to Everest began when she was approached by Alpenglow Expeditions about the lightning ascent, a feat never accomplished before. So, Vogel spent three months working and sleeping in Hypoxico altitude chambers and tents to prepare for the lack of oxygen at such high altitudes. In addition, Vogel cut out alcohol and underwent an intense training program and diet. At first, though, she thought it wasn’t even possible to make the ascent in such a condensed timeframe. “We weren’t sure it was even possible,” Vogel recalled. “I wasn’t even sure it was possible while I was
on the mountain. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” Bradey said it was also Vogel’s first climb above 21,000 feet (7,000 meters). “The key for Roxanne was to be utterly extremely fit, used to carrying heavy loads uphill, a very good natural acclimatizer, and pre-acclimatized to circa, 7,000 meters,” Bradey said in a Facebook post. “In Roxanne’s case, she used Hypoxico low-oxygen tents both to sleep in and to work inside of at times. None of this prep was easy for Roxy, and she forgave any social life, ate super carefully, did training scheduled by some well-known climbers who have developed a program called Uphill Athlete, and squeezed in (very) rapid ascents of South American volcanoes over Christmas ... that was her life for a year.” The first challenge was finding the best window, as the mountain’s conditions change rapidly, and with deadly consequences to those unprepared. When the call came, she hopped a flight from San Francisco to China then to Tibet. She requested a female guide, so Bradey, a leg-
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end in her own right as she was the first woman to scale Everest without supplemental oxygen in 1988, got the call. It was also Bradey’s sixth summit on Everest. Both, though, used supplemental oxygen for this climb. The climb
There are two paths to the summit. One is from the more popular Nepal side, and the other from Tibet. The Tibetan side is a more technical and difficult climb, although once a climber reaches 8,000 meters, otherwise known as the “Death Zone,” nothing comes easy. Everest is also packed with dangers from high winds, avalanches, falling ice, crowded lines, inexperienced climbers, a lack of oxygen to the brain and below-zero temperatures, to name a few. But for Vogel, the charge to the summit was her only focus. However, she said it was safer to work fast to get up and down the mountain, especially since the North side leaves climbers more exposed to the dangers. However, since she and Bradey had an expedited schedule, there was no time to waste. The two went from base camp to advanced base camp then to Camp 2 in a matter of days.
ROXANNE VOGEL plans to head to Antarctica later this year to climb Vinson Massif to complete the Seven Summits.
rope broke free, spooking Vogel. “That sort of thing is a trip ender,” she said. “After that, you really don’t trust the lines. It was a little bit touch and go there. I was really nervous about the lines and that’s of the most exposed sections of the climb with a 10,000-foot drop off.” Still, Vogel, Brady and the Sherpas pressed on and reached the summit, albeit missing the massive line from the South Side, where a photo showing the logjam went viral. Regardless, Vogel and the team made it back to Camp 2 at about 4:45 p.m. “Roxanne handled the climb like a pro,” Bradey added. “Her first priority was safety, then success. Roxanne was not focused upon making the ascent in 14 days, rather on making the ascent in the fastest time possible within safety. She was extremely fit and had carried heavy packs in her training, very organized, asked good questions, wasn’t blindsided to getting up at all costs — as a climbing partner Roxy was awesome.” In all, Vogel spent 29 hours from summit day to returning back to base camp.
“We saw a window and had to take a shot,” Vogel said. But the weather started to turn, so on May 22 the two women and Sherpas made the call to summit, skipping Camp 3 and descending back to Camp 2 in one day. Since they moved so fast, the climbers were right on the heels of the rope fixers. Climbers cannot move until the ropes are fixed along the route. Vogel said the lines were fixed about 30 minutes before reaching the summit. They started late, at about 1:45 a.m. The climb was challenging and then Deadly season Perhaps even more imbecame precarious about pressive, or fortunate, is Vo250 feet from the summit. An anchor holding a gel navigated Mount Everest during one its most deadly seasons on record. So far, 11 people have died attempting to scale the summit — nine on the Nepali side of the mountain RADIO — and a record number of climbers have caused traffic Felix Taverna jams along the route. The long lines are leadTommy “D” Dellerba ing to more deaths and Vogel Larry Zap - Toby Turrell said she saw four dead bodies on her ascent. & Guests “Death was present. I did see four bodies within Saturday 9-10 a.m. PDT three feet of where I was walking,” Vogel said. “I was & Sunday 12-1 p.m. EDT very deliberate and did mental training for elite climbers. It was how to focus, stay in the moment and all these strategies. I was hyper-fo“We don’t just talk horse racing, we cover it!” cused.”
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ESCONDIDO — San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement discovered three local pet stores were in violation of AB485, California’s ban on the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits. During a sweep of the pet stores within San Diego Humane Society’s jurisdiction on June 12, Humane officers found violations of the cooperative agreement and issued a total of 102 citations. The cooperative agreement calls for pet stores to only sell dogs, cats and rabbits from an animal shelter or a rescue organization. Results of Compliance Inspections: • Broadway Puppies on 840 N. Broadway, Escondido was issued 39 violations for failure to prove valid cooperative agreement with a public or private shelter. • Bark Avenue on 200 E. Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido was issued 38 violations for failure to prove valid cooperative agreement with a public or private shelter. • Pups & Pets at 50 Town Center Parkway, Santee was issued 25 violations for improper signage of kennel fronts. According to the Humane Society, buyers should be aware that some of the animals in these pet stores still come from out-of-state puppy (or kitten) mills. San Diego Humane Society is the enforcement entity in the areas where it provides animal services. To report concerns about violations of the pet retail ban law, call the Humane Law Enforcement Department at (619) 299-7012.
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herbs and to this day finds their healing properties fascinating. He prides himself on spending time with every patient, working closely with them to find the herbs that will help them restore their balance. Chinese herbs have been used in treatment and prevention of stroke, heart disease, respiratory diseases as well as mental disorders. Currently Acupuncture 4U is offering 30% to The Coast News readers on a package of 10 treatments, saving patients over $30 on average per visit. Dr. Fu invites anyone suffering from physical or emotional pain to come visit him for a consultation and evaluation at no charge. Acupuncture 4U is located at 285 N. El Camino Real, Suite 205 in Encinitas and at 7130 Avenida Encinas, Suite 200, in Carlsbad. For more information, call (760) 230-2490.
blood to the area and increasing overall blood flow. It is known to help treat pain as well as relax the muscles. Many athletes use the technique to increase blood flow to a particular muscle region. When used in conjunction with acupuncture, patients find long-lasting results. Gua sha is a therapy that involves scraping the skin with a massage tool to improve circulation. It stimulates microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. The rubbing helps to break up the qi, reducing inflammation and promoting healing. It is used to alleviate issues with chronic pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as those that trigger muscle and joint pain. Where Western medicine relies heavily on prescribing medication, Chinese medicine turns to herbs. As a child in China, Dr. Fu took an interest in
ENCINITAS — Balance is a key component to a healthy and happy life. When it comes to our bodies, physical issues arise when any imbalance in present. Dr. Qin Fu of Acupuncture 4U has practiced for more than 30 years helping patients restore their “qi” or energy flow, alleviating emotional and physical pain by helping their bodies become rebalanced and re-energized. Dr. Fu blends Western and Chinese medicine and has helped more than 25,000 patients suffering from a litany of problems ranging from stress, depression, skin conditions, reproductive issues and more. His philosophy and techniques support balance and overall health, leading patients to not just treat their issues, but to be proactive so that they can maintain their health and prevent further problems.
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The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will host 18 musical acts, as part of the Hidden City Sounds music series this summer, every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. through Oct. 4. Enjoy a different genre of live music each week along with DJ’s, food trucks, games and a cash bar.
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The California Center for the Arts, Escondido unveiled a new bridge mural commemorating its 25th anniversary, designed and painted by muralist Geoff Gouveia. The walls illustrate a birthday theme with drawings of performers playing in the upcoming season. Courtesy photo
Mission Federal Credit Union has partnered up with the California Center for the Arts, Escondido to bring “Musica En La Plaza,” a free community series from 7 to 10 p.m. with Banda Reyna Del Rio on June 28 at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. The series brings live music, dancing, tacos and tequila to the California Center for the Arts.
BRO-AM HITS THE BEACH
Switchfoot Bro-Am Beach Fest runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29, a festival filled with food, music and surf, at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. The event’s surf competition will feature pro teams, challenged athletes, surf jousting and Rob Machado Juniors. Switchfoot will be the primary performing act plus special guests. The event is free, although attendees can register with a donation, that is put toward local youth initiatives. For registration and more information, visit https://tickets.broam.org/#/ event-details /2019broambeachfest.
ART ON THE GREEN
Every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting), COAL Gallery member artists display their artwork for sale on the lawn in front of the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, 3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad.
JEFF BRIDGES @ BELLY UP
Tickets are on sale now for “An Intimate Evening of Music and Conversation with Jeff Bridges” on Aug. 6 at the Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. For tickets and Information, visit http:// bellyup.com/ or call (858) 481-9022
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’70s and ’80s rock icon John Waite and his band will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 6 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Tickets: $22 to $57. For tickets and information, visit moonlightstage.com or call (760) 724-2110.
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1. GEOGRAPHY: The Darling River is the longest river system in which country? 2. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president founded the University of Virginia? 3. HISTORY: Who was the first popularly elected president of Russia? 4. TELEVISION: On “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” what were the names of the neighbors and best friends of Rob and Laura Petrie? 5. LITERATURE: To which character in “Romeo and Juliet” is Juliet betrothed? 6. MUSIC: Which famous singer was born with the name Reginald Dwight? 7. CHEMISTRY: Which metal alloy is mainly used in pewter? 8. FIRSTS: Who was the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court? 9. MOVIES: Which war was featured in the Elvis Presley movie “Love Me Tender”? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the common name of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York before it was called JFK?
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Odd Files Niche Marketing Say you have a new baby. Say you’re overwhelmed with love and sleep deprivation, and say you’ve been auditioning names for months, to no avail. Future Perfect, a web startup, will happily accept your $350 fee to “email you a customized list of names” to choose from, plus 15 minutes of phone time with one of its consultants. “Working your way through thousands of alphabetized names can be a useful exercise for some,” the website explains, “but the lists we provide are personalized, hyper-curated and unique to each client’s specific criteria.” They’ll even help you name your pets! WABC reports that Future Perfect offers less-expensive packages as well, such as a $100 “namestorming session.” [WABC, 6/11/2019]
“The person assumed we were throwing it out. She ... didn’t want it to go to the dump.” The unwitting steeple thief saw a post about the missing structure on Facebook from Pope’s wife and returned the steeple five days after its disappearance. [Winston-Salem Journal, 6/15/2019]
Awesome! — In Saint Petersburg, Russia, motor enthusiast Konstantin Zarutskiy unveiled his newest creation in early May: a Bentley Continental GT sedan refitted with heavy-duty rubber tank treads instead of regular tires. He calls the resulting vehicle “Ultratank” and is hoping to get permission from the local government to drive the car on city streets. Zarutskiy tells EuroNews his Ultratank is very easy to drive, although creating it took him seven months as he faced a number of technical challenges. We’d like to see him parallel park it. [United Press InterOops! As members of New Life national, 6/13/2019] Baptist Church in Advance, North Carolina, prepared Bold Francesco Galdelli, 58, to merge with a nearby congregation, they removed and Vanya Goffi, 45 — oththe handmade steeple from erwise known as the Italian their building, intending to Bonnie and Clyde — were return it to church member arrested on June 15 at a luxMike Brewer, who made it. ury villa in Pattaya, ThaiBut a passerby who saw the land, after years of avoidsteeple at the curb on June 5 ing Italian authorities for thought it was intended for various scams and frauds. garbage pickup and took it The Telegraph reported home, sparking a different that Galdelli had confessed kind of steeplechase, ac- to posing as George Cloocording to the Winston-Sa- ney and opening an online lem Journal. Church pastor clothing business “to trick Matthew Pope called it a people into sending monclear misunderstanding: ey.” The two would also sell
fake Rolex watches online, sometimes sending packets of salt to their customers instead of wristwatches. Clooney testified against the couple in 2010, but they fled Italy before being arrested there. Galdelli was arrested in Thailand in 2014, but soon escaped after bribing prison guards. The pair will be returned to Italy for trial. [The Telegraph, 6/16/2019] Last Wishes Laurence Pilgeram, who died in 2015 in California, paid Alcor Life Extension Foundation $120,000 to preserve his body indefinitely at minus 196 degrees Celsius in the hope of being brought back to life in the future. But a month after his death, his son, Kurt Pilgeram of Dutton, Montana, received a box containing his father’s ashes. The company sent all but the elder Pilgeram’s head, which is stored in liquid nitrogen at its facility in Arizona. “They chopped his head off, burned his body, put it in a box and sent it to my house,” Kurt told the Great Falls Tribune. He is suing Alcor for $1 million in damages and an apology — plus the return of his father’s head. “I want people to know what’s going on,” he said. For its part, Alcor says its contract was with Laurence Pilgeram and that it met that agreement. The company contends Kurt is trying to get the life insurance money that paid for Alcor’s services. The trial is expected to begin in 2020 in California. [Great Falls Tribune, 6/7/2019]
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Chutzpah German Instagram “influencers” Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt have faced a digital dressing-down after they set up a GoFundMe page requesting donations for a bike trip to Africa. They want to raise about 10,000 euros for the jaunt, but some people aren’t on board. Onc and Engelhardt live with Onc’s mother, who supports them by working at two jobs, the Independent reported. They posted on their Instagram page: “Some will just tell us to get jobs, like everyone else and stop begging. But when you have the impact we do on others’ life (sic), getting a job is not an option. A normal job at this point would be detrimental.” Commenters let loose on the couple: “Get a job and treat your mum, she shouldn’t be funding her grown son to wander the world like a lost boy.” And, “You’re not impacting anyone’s life, you are just a couple of freeloaders trying to get holidays paid for by mugs.” [The Independent, 6/17/2019] Bright Ideas — A Domino’s pizza delivery driver in London was the unwitting victim of a prank on June 6 when he tried to deliver four large cheeseburger pizzas to Buckingham Palace, for “Elizabeth.” At the security gate, he was stopped by two armed police officers, who checked to make sure the queen had not, indeed, ordered the pies. “The next thing the copper said was, ‘Sorry, sir, Elizabeth is the
name of the queen — and she lives at Buckingham Palace. I think someone is winding you up,” a source told The Sun. The original phone order had promised cash payment at delivery. Store manager Zsuzsanna Queiser said the “pizzas seemed to go down pretty well with the police officers on duty. Next time, Your Majesty.” [The Sun, 6/10/2019] — In the Colombian city of Buenaventura, violence and corruption are on the rise, and after the shocking June 1 murder of a 10-year-old girl, the local bishop devised a plan to purge the city of evil. Monsignor Ruben Dario Jaramillo Montoya will perform a mass exorcism, and to help him, he has enlisted the National Navy, which will fly a helicopter over the city to distribute holy water on its inhabitants. The ritual is scheduled in mid-July during annual patron saints festivities. “We want to ... see if we can exorcise, drive out these demons that are destroying the port,” the bishop told Caracol Radio. [Caracol Radio, 6/10/2019] Compelling Explanation You think you hate your job? Last year, in April, Eli Aldinger, now 23, told police officers in Bothell, Washington, he intentionally drove his Toyota Camry into two different groups of pedestrians in order to “get out of going to work.” Aldinger, who worked in food service at McMenamins Anderson School, first hit a woman who was crossing the street with her husband, admitting
to police that he sped up to 35 or 40 mph so he could “hit her before she made it across the road,” reported the Bothell-Kenmore Reporter. A bit farther on, he swerved to hit another pedestrian — but declined to strike a third, believing that would have been “a bit excessive.” He stopped when he spotted a police car and told the officers he was looking forward to “spending a few years in a room.” On May 31, he got his wish: Aldinger will spend 14 years in prison for assault. [Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, 6/14/2019] Let the Buyer Beware Kerville Holness of Tamarac, Florida, thought he’d scored big when his $9,100 bid for a $177,000 villa in South Florida was accepted. The home was part of an online auction in March of properties that had been foreclosed on. Only later did he find out he paid thousands of dollars for a 1-foot-wide, 10-foot-long stretch of grass between two driveways. Now the firsttime bidder wants Broward County to void the deal and return his money. “It’s deception,” Holness told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “There was no demarcation to show you that it’s just a line going through (the villa duplex), even though they have the tools to show that.” Officials aren’t sure why the strip of land was put up for auction separately from the properties on either side of it, but they say they can’t refund Holness’ money. [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 6/15/2019]
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