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VISTA, SAN MARCOS, ESCONDIDO
VOL. 4, N0. 13
JUNE 29, 2018
Man held in fatal stabbing of roommate
Councilwoman Jabara will not seek re-election By Aaron Burgin
SAN MARCOS — San Marcos City Councilwoman Kristal Jabara will not seek re-election, creating three open seats on the council up for grabs in November. Jabara, 47, has served two terms on the council after her election to office in 2010. She said she is returning to the workforce full time with Kristal Jabara her daughter graduating from high school this week, as well as undisclosed personal reasons. “She’s off to college and I am going to be an empty nester,” Jabara said. “Balancing the campaign, a full-time job and other personal things would be too much.” Jabara, a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, began her career as an elementary school teacher but left after one year to sell residential and commercial title insurance and later worked at Discovery Bank. In 2007, she was appointed to the city’s Economic Development Corporation, a nonprofit corporation which promotes business growth and retention in the city, and was elected president to the organization. She was appointed to the planning commission in 2008 and sat on the city’s budget review committee, TURN TO JABARA ON PAGE 9
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Pasadena Scots bagpipers performed a number of traditional Scottish tunes during the opening ceremonies of the 45th annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games on June 23 at Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram
Vista OKs ballot measure to regulate cannabis sales By Christina Macone-Greene
VISTA — On June 12, City Council approved the final initiatives on a ballot measure regulating the sale of medicinal marijuana to be placed on the November ballot. It passed 4-0 with Councilwoman Amanda Rigby absent. If voters approve the ordinance, years of opposing marijuana sales in Vista will be a thing of the past.
If passed, the City Marijuana Business Initiative will allow three “delivery only” retail and two testing laboratories at the Vista Business Park. The new ordinance will not allow storefront pot shop retailers. The marijuana testing laboratories will be used for quality control purposes. The City Marijuana Business Initiative was on the consent cal-
endar. The topic was discussed and open to the public comment at other council meetings. On June 12, the consent item was not pulled by any council member or resident. The ordinance would allow and regulate retail marijuana delivery-only sales and laboratories. According to city Communi-
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VISTA — Authorities on June 27 released the name of a Vista man found stabbed to death in a North County apartment, allegedly by his roommate. Victor Canseco, 21, was found mortally wounded on the floor of the rental residence in the 100 block of Hill Drive in Vista shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams. Medics tried in vain to revive Canseco before pronouncing him dead at the scene. About 15 minutes after the death was reported, authorities responded to a report of a solo car crash on nearby Grapevine Road, according to Williams. The involved motorist, whose vehicle had struck two parked cars and a fence before crashing to a halt, made a failed attempt to escape on foot when deputies approached him. The patrol personnel chased down and arrested the driver, later identified as 26-year-old Sergio Joel Orozco Jr., who lived with the victim. After questioning Orozco, detectives arrested him on suspicion of murdering Canseco. Orozco’s arraignment, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed at the request of his attorney. A judge rescheduled the hearing until July 9 and ordered the suspect held without bail in the interim. Authorities have disclosed no suspected motive for the slaying.
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Catering to elite skateboarders New Vista facility helps athletes train for competition By Christina Macone-Greene
VISTA — In 2020, the summer Olympics will welcome skateboarding to its roster of competitions. California Skate Parks, a company that constructs and designs skateparks around the world and courses for famous events, recently broke out to also cater to the highest level of skateboarders around. The company added a new branch to its umbrella named CA | TF, an elite skateboarding training facility, to help competitors ready for global trials. President Jeff Jewett said the two disciplines the 2020 summer Olympics is adding include park and street courses. Since California has built competition courses for events such as the VPS World Championships, Vans Park Series, X Games and more, Jewett and his team thought they could do more to help athletes. “We build all these event courses for these guys and girls to compete on, but there’s literally no place in the world for them to practice on the type of courses that we build for competition — they don’t exist in public skate parks,” Jewett said. He said they wanted to offer a top training facility where professionals could go to get better at what they do since no other place provided such a thing. Jewett hoped if they build it they will come. And they are. CA | TF found its new home at 1410 Vantage Court in Vista. The company constructed a competition-sized style park course and competition-sized style street course. Jewett made sure that all the standard dimensions and features were in place for the upcoming season. “We want our Elite Members to be able to train and get ready for all of those competitions,” he said, noting Vans, Street League, Dew Tours and X Games events. One of these events will potentially be one of the significant qualifying paths to the Olympics. Since California Skate Parks was building many of the courses in the competition it seemed like a natural segue to have a place where future competitors could train. “This has never been done in skateboarding at this level for top competitors,” Jewett said. “Now, they can come here.” Jewett was quick to
President of CA | TF Jeff Jewett stands beside one of the skateboard courses inside his new elite training facility in Vista. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
point out that athletes must be invited to have an Elite Membership — it goes to athletes who are the best in the world. Members have access to the facility 24 hours per day. Jewett describes CA | TF as an exciting venture. The Elite Member Program is its first program to launch. “We can do something amazing for these elite level skateboarders,” he said. “We have an athlete lounge for them to chill in while they’re not skating and also be their resource center. I am working with nutritionists, strength and agility trainers, meditation, mindfulness, and yoga instructors just to name a few. We are putting our elite-level skaters in touch with the right resources to give them a complete training package and the best coaches and instructors in the world.” According to Jewett, Southern California is a skateboarding culture. Pros hail from destinations such as Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, Orange County, San Clemente, Long Beach, Huntington Beach and Los
Angeles. Jewett also said he has some international athletes who have been invited to become Elite Members. When the 2020 Olympics rolls out, Jewett is confident his Elite Members will be on the podium winning medals. “I’ll have the top competitors in all of those disciplines as members here. They’re expected to win because they’re already the one percenters,” he said. What Jewett is looking forward to is his developmental training program where younger skateboarders with exceptional talent will become the new generation of competitors. CA | TF is accepting level four skater talent. Jewett is setting his sights on the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. “It’s going to be incredible when a kid that came in here as a level four goes through the whole program and curriculum, gets invited to have an Elite Membership, and then he or she goes on to win gold in 2024 or 2028,” he said. “That’s going to be amazing — that will be huge.”
Weekend closure: Route 78 on-ramp in San Marcos SAN MARCOS — Construction crews in San Marcos will close the westbound state Route 78 onramp from Woodland Parkway for around 82 hours this weekend, a closure that begain June 28 at 7 p.m. and will continue until Monday morning, July 2.
Crews will be temporarily relocating barriers, removing structural sections of the ramp and replacing pavement in preparation for the new mile-long auxiliary lane between Woodland Parkway and Twin Oaks Valley Road, Caltrans announced.
Detour signs will direct drivers to use Rancheros Drive or East Mission Road to access westbound state Route 78. The ramp is expected to open before the Monday morning commute. — City News Service
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In the shadow of suicide
By Kelli Kyle
• Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Families, officials grapple locally as crisis rages nationally ENCINITAS — Twice a month, Paul Wilson gathers with a group of eight to 20 others at the Encinitas Community Center. They are meeting as Survivors of Suicide Loss, a support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. “It’s basically a group of survivors talking about how they’re getting through life day to day, sometimes moment by moment,” Wilson said. On June 17, 2015, Paul and Janine Wilson lost their 16-year-old daughter, Carlie, to suicide. At Oceanside High School, Carlie had many friends, and was on the cheerleading and track teams. What most people did not see was the anxiety Carlie had experienced since middle school, or the two psychiatrists and four counselors she had seen to help her cope. “The dark side that she was going through was only shown to mom and dad and occasionally her brother,” Wilson said. “As far as everyone else knew, Carlie was a fun-spirited person to be around.” The tragedy Wilson experienced is not uncommon — death by suicide is often shocking to those who knew the individual. The recent suicide deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain made many people wonder what caused those public figures to take their own lives. This nods to the larger, ongoing conversation about suicide prevention. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. An annual report from the County Health and Human Services Agency shows that in North County, the suicide rate is about 12.8 percent — the third highest in the county. This figure is slightly below the national average, but higher than California’s state rate. Still, San Diego County
is one of the few counties in the state with a strategic plan for prevention, approaching suicide as a public health issue with many facets. “It’s about helping people build skills and resiliencies so that when life inevitably throws whatever stressors at us, that we’re prepared and ready to deal with them,” Stan Collins, media representative for the county Suicide Prevention Council explained. In nearly all cases, suicide deaths occur when risk factors stack up, leading to strained mental health. This is not the same as having a mental illness — the CDC released a report finding that more than half of people who died by suicide in the U.S. did not have a known mental health condition. Collins said many times, these deaths stem from deeper emotional pain. “I’d say nine times out of 10, suicides happen when pain outweighs hope,” Collins said. “The root source of that pain could be a variety of different reasons, but the pain is typically what’s universal.” San Diego County’s Suicide Prevention Council works to raise awareness on suicide prevention. It provides resources on suicide prevention, including a 24/7 Access and Crisis line, a mental health newsletter and QPR trainings. QPR stands for “question, persuade and refer,” describing the process people can go through if they suspect a colleague is considering suicide. The council’s co-chair, Carol Skiljan, facilitates these trainings. “This is the entry level suicide prevention training for adults,” Skiljan said. “We’d like to have everybody take this training.” Skiljan is also the executive director for Yellow Ribbon, an organization that advocates for suicide prevention among youth. Her goal with Yellow Ribbon and the Suicide Pre-
• On average, there are 123 suicides a day • Each year, 44,965 Americans die by suicide • For every suicide, 25 attempt • Suicide costs the U.S. $69 billion annually • The annual ageadjusted suicide rate is 13.42 per 100,000 individuals • Men die by suicide 3.53 times more often than women • White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2016 • The rate of suicide is highest in middle age — white men in particular — American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Paul Wilson visits the gravesite of his daughter, Carlie, an Oceanside High School student who was 16 when she committed suicide in June 2015. Paul attends Survivors of Suicide Loss, a bi-monthly suicide support group in Encinitas Photo by Shana Thompson
vention Council is to let the public know that suicide is preventable. “Our vision is zero suicides in San Diego County,” Skiljan said. “Our mission is to do all the work that we need to do to get to that.” Suicide prevention hasn’t always been a popular subject. Years before assuming his current role, Collins volunteered with Yellow Ribbon in the 1990s. His close friend had recently died by suicide, and Collins became aware that the conversation on suicide prevention was virtually nonex-
istent. “All the lessons I learned growing up about sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, and don’t do this you might die, don’t let your friends do this they might die,” Collins explained. “No one ever talked to me about suicide — and that’s the way my friend ended up dying.” Since then, Collins devoted himself to furthering the conversation around suicide prevention. He said he has noticed an evolution of sorts. “When I used to tell people what I did 15, 20 years
ago, it would be awkward silence,” Collins said. “I feel like we’ve done a lot of work in our society to make people more comfortable with those conversations.” Even now, this work continues in San Diego County. At the time of his daughter’s death just three years ago, Wilson said Oceanside High School did not have any suicide prevention education in place. Since then, the state of California passed legislation that makes suicide prevention a mandatory part of the curriculum. “San Marcos High
School has a great program, and other schools in San Diego County have programs that other schools don’t,” Wilson said. “I think they do need to mandate something for all schools, absolutely.” Wilson wants to see even more visibility for suicide prevention and mental health in the future. “It’s definitely coming,” Wilson said. “It doesn’t happen overnight, let’s face it. But I think we are seeing it start to turn.” The conversation about suicide and suicide prevention is ongoing. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the 24/7 San Diego Access & Crisis Hotline at 888-724-7240.
Newland Sierra project goes before County Planning Commission By Aaron Burgin
REGION — The latest in a series of controversial backcountry development projects to appear before the Planning Commission will be heard this week, nearly 15 years after the inception of its predecessor project. The Planning Commission on June 28 was to decide whether to advance the Newland Sierra project — a master-planned community consisting of 2,135 units, 81,000 square feet of commercial space, open space, parks and trails — to the Board of Supervisors. Supervisors denied Newland Sierra’s predecessor, the controversial Merriam Mountains project, in March 2010. Developers of that project, which con-
sisted of 2,700 residential units, first applied at the county July 9, 2003, nearly 15 years ago. Developers resubmitted the revamped project in 2015, and the county released the draft environmental impact report in mid-2017. The report, which comes in at nearly 1,800 pages, states that the project will have significant and unavoidable impacts to traffic, air quality, mineral resources, noise and increase in population. Some of the traffic impacts — including increased congestion along several major roadways, intersections and Interstate 15 — can be mitigated, according to the report. However several of the streets and intersections impacted
are outside of the county’s jurisdiction and could only be fixed by Escondido, San Marcos or Caltrans. Newland Communities, the developer, issued a statement shortly after the release of the report in 2017 touting the developer’s commitment to environmental stewardship. The statement highlighted several features of the project that help make it the county’s first net-zero emissions community, including putting solar panels atop every home, a charging station for electrical vehicles in every garage, a community-sponsored shuttle with service throughout the community and the Escondido Transit Center and an electric bike-sharing program across the community.
The project also sets aside nearly 72 percent of the acreage for open space. According to the environmental report’s summary page, the project is the first large-scale planned community in San Diego County to achieve a 100 percent reduction in the project’s construction and operational greenhouse gas emissions. “Environmental stewardship is one of our company’s highest priorities,” said Rita Brandin, senior vice president and development director at Newland. “Now we’re taking this commitment to new heights by creating a community that will have a net-zero emissions footprint. We believe that Sierra will become the new green standard for sustain-
able communities in San Diego County.” A substantial group of residents have opposed the project since its inception, and the community groups in the impacted area have all unanimously voted in favor of the project’s denial, including the Twin Oaks Valley and Hidden Meadows community sponsor groups and the Bonsall Community Planning Group. Tom Kumura lives in the Twin Oaks Community Sponsor Group and serves on the group’s board. Speaking as a resident and not in his official capacity, Kumura said the developer’s highlighting of the project’s environmental benefits doesn’t take away residents’ concerns about the project. But the Planning Com-
mission in recent weeks has voted in favor of several other controversial housing projects in rural and semi-rural communities, including the revamped Lilac Hills Ranch project and the Harmony Grove Village South project, both of which had substantial community pushback. Some opponents believe that the Board of Supervisors will ultimately approve the entire suite of projects in response to the state’s housing crisis, but they will fight the results in court. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 28 at the County Operations Center (COC) Conference Center Hearing Room, 5520 Overland Ave., San Diego, CA 92123.
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How to fix the I-15 nightmare By Marie Waldron
Brown reveals naivete in assuming PUC is fair
ov. Jerry Brown has made this year something like a farewell tour, traveling the world as the de facto leader of American environmentalism and basking in compliments from major state and national media over his bringing California back from financial collapse while growing the state’s economy into the world’s fifth largest. These are major achievements, not to be denied. But neither can anyone deny the fact he has at least tolerated corruption and unfairness from his appointees to the state’s most powerful regulatory commissions. The outgoing governor’s naivete toward his favored officials has been staggering, and a recent veto message from him demonstrates the unsuspecting trust he continues to give them. Brown, for example, knew the unfairness of the grant-giving practices of the state Energy Commission as it doled out multi-million-dollar grants for building hydrogen refueling stations around the state while preparing for use of H2-powered cars whose exhaust is nothing but drops of water. No greenhouse gases at all. Building the stations with gasoline tax money was a worthy project, but at one point that commission had to pull back $28 million in grants because this column exposed the sheer unfairness of its grant-giving process. Later, the commission refused to cancel a large grant to an outfit whose leader had trained the commission’s own staff in how to evaluate grant applications – and then just three months later submitted one that fit all criteria he had trained staff to look for. Brown knew about these plainly unjustified actions, but did nothing and in
california focus thomas d. elias fact reappointed the commission’s chairman, Robert Weisenmiller. His actions toward the even more powerful state Public Utilities Commission have been similar. When the commission’s former president, Michael Peevey, met secretly with utility executives to hash out a clandestine deal sticking consumers with most costs for the failure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Brown did not object and let Peevey serve out his term. Then he appointed his former aide Michael Picker, who voted for that corrupt San Onofre settlement as one of his first acts on the commission, to replace Peevey. As The Who once sang, “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” Now Brown has vetoed a relatively minor bill designed to keep homeowners using rooftop solar photovoltaic power from being overcharged. The bill, by Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson of Fresno, demanded that electric providers like Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric compute the state’s average residential power use and set a baseline quantity for residential electricity, excluding power generated by customers themselves. Brown’s veto message called the bill “premature.” He noted that the PUC already can exclude customers with “onsite generation” when it figures average consumption. Said Brown, “The commission will determine
whether or not to exclude customers with onsite generation through the general rate case process. … I believe the commission will act to ensure that energy costs to ratepayers are fair and equitable.” That’s about as naïve a statement as anyone could make about energy price regulation in this state, which has the highest electric rates in the Lower 48 states, and features utility companies continually pressing for even more profits. It’s a fairy tale to believe the PUC’s processes are fair and equitable. Rather, they have been stacked in favor of utilities for more than half a century, with some PUC members moving to big utility company jobs and some utility executives, like Peevey, moving onto the commission. The general rate case process cited so trustingly by Brown has also long been as good as fixed. Utilities invariably request larger-than-needed rate increases even when profits are historically high, all the while knowing the PUC will cut their proposals by about half and then brag about “saving” money for consumers. So there’s every reason to believe the PUC will conspire with utilities that hate the idea of rooftop solar to penalize those who install it. It’s simply naïve to think otherwise, as Brown plainly does. The bottom line: There’s no disputing the constructive aspects of Brown’s second eight years as governor. But there’s also no doubt about the unfair practices and actions he’s tolerated and/or approved.
Traveling I-15 in North San Diego/southwest Riverside can be a nightmare. The distance between Temecula and Escondido is only a little over 30 miles, but during rush hour the trip can take well over an hour. From Deer Springs Road to Old Highway 395, Rice Canyon Road to Pala, rush-hour congestion is the norm. Causes include population growth in San Diego and southwest Riverside counties and the fact that gas taxes and truck weight fees are continuously siphoned away to the general fund rather than expanding roads. My bill, AB X1 14, mandates monies collected for road improvements are used as promised. I also support the Traffic Relief and Road Improvement Act this year.
sue for our region. Please send letters, petitions or emails detailing your concerns about I-15 traffic to me at the address below: Assemblymember Marie Waldron 350 W 5th Ave, Suite 110 Escondido, CA 92025 Email: Assemblymember.wa ldron @ assembly. ca.gov. Fax: (760) 480-7516 By working together and with SANDAG, we can make upgrading I-15 a priority. Let’s get traffic moving again! Minority Floor Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the Legislature, which includes Escondido, San Marcos and Vista.
Understand your Medicare protections By Greg Dill
personal and medical information. You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times, and to be protected from discrimination. You also have the right to get information in a way you understand from Medicare, your health care providers, and, under certain circumstances, Medicare contractors. This includes information about what Medicare covers, what it pays, how much you have to pay, and how to file a complaint or appeal. One very important right is to get Medi-
As a person with Medicare, do you have any rights and protections? You certainly do! You have rights whether you’re enrolled in Original Medicare — in which you can choose any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare — or Medicare Advantage, in which you get care within a network of health care providers. Your rights guarantee that you get the health services the law says you can get, protect you against unethical practices, and ensure the privacy of your
care-covered emergency care when and where you need it — anywhere in the United States. If you’re admitted to the hospital, you’ll have to pay your regular share of the cost, or a copayment, for emergency care. Then your plan will pay its share. Greg Dill is Medicare’s regional administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific Territories. For more information and answers to your Medicare questions, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800633-4227).
Letters to the Editor How do we reunite immigrant children with their families? The Trump administration has no answer on how to reunite the hundreds of children it has forced from their parents’ arms, including babies. What about using DNA tests on parents and children? That should identify most of them.
Is it expensive? Sure, but Trump caused this problem. How about taxing the billionaires and corporations who are now making out like bandits after the GOP cut their taxes? Patricia Bleha, Carlsbad
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The bill provides $5.6 billion for transportation, without raising taxes. With continued growth in Riverside County, and with thousands of new homes approved or under construction in Fallbrook, Bonsall, etc., I-15 is simply not adequate for current or projected traffic. But there is a local solution. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) updates its regional plan every four years, with the next update scheduled for 2019. Under current plans, lane expansions to I-15 are on the backburner. Since those plans can be changed next year — now is the time to make our voices heard and make this a priority in our regional planning. SANDAG needs to hear from all of us about the importance of this is-
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Woman’s Club of Vista celebrates 102 years of philanthropy By Christina Macone-Greene
VISTA — Since opening its doors in 1916, The Woman’s Club of Vista has continued to foster a philanthropic environment. While club members vary in age and background, they share a common core value of delivering support in a variety of ways. According to Judy Pantazo, the president of The Woman’s Club of Vista, the group’s motto is “Enriching lives through philanthropy and volunteer service.” Pantazo said the philanthropy portion of the club is aimed at donating 5 percent of its net profits directly to nonprofit organizations. “Each member has the option to choose a local nonprofit of their choice to donate a certain amount of the club’s allotted amount,” she said. “The remaining amount is divided up by a committee of the membership. The funds are then awarded to the respective organization at an annual ‘Donation Day’ Luncheon in May.” Pantazo said members also financially support local nonprofits in North County such as Operation Hope, Heifer International, the Women Resource Center and Garden of Innocence. On the volunteer service front, club members commit to volunteering at a local nonprofit in a variety of ways. “This could be simply
The Woman’s Club of Vista installed its new executive board, front row, from left, Parliamentarian Lori Sanna, President Judy Pantazo, Vice President Dean Karen Keusseyan, and back row, from left, Second Vice President–Membership Kay Silverman, Director 3 year Ruth Schneider, Director 2 year Karen Rott, Public Relations chairwoman Fran Jensen, Finance Chairwoman Jan Winters, co-Fourth Vice President-Ways and Means Anita Hutchins, Recording Secretary Nancy Ellis, co-Fourth Vice President-Ways and Means Tonya Brynie, Treasurer Nancy B Jones and Third Vice President-Programs Emily Kjellson. Not shown, Corresponding Secretary Carolyn Chiriboga and Director 1 year Amy Fogo. Courtesy photo
knitting a baby blanket for the Vista Community Clinic’s prenatal program for our Cuddle’s of Love project, collecting gently used children’s books for our MARVELous World of Book’s project where we collect books for the school libraries that are desperate for books, or picking up trash around Vista with the Only Losers Litter campaign,” Pantazo said. Another nonprofit the group helps fund is Penny for Pines, which aims to
replenish a national forest with pine trees. In 2017, Pantazo said, club members volunteered 12,000 hours to the community and funded $31,500 to San Diego based nonprofits — an impressive feat for a club with 45 members ranging from 26 to 90 years old. Club dues are $40 a year and volunteering opportunities are rich with possibility. “We currently have about 17 projects actively going on in the club at this time, so almost anyone can
find something they like, and if not, I am famous for starting something for them,” she said. Pantazo joined the club five years ago. Over this time, she said she has noticed a significant shift with more younger women also becoming members. One reason for this is that the organization implemented less than a year ago a branch called NIGHT OWLS, so that professional women would have the opportunity to attend meetings later in
the day. “NIGHT OWLS meet the first Wednesday evening of the month at a different restaurant each month until they find a home. So far this has been very successful,” Pantazo said. “Our NIGHT OWLS section is very new, and a lot of people do not know we have this yet — so I would like to invite anyone who would like to become a member of the Woman’s Club that cannot make it to a day meeting to consider coming to a NIGHT OWL
meeting.” Fran Jensen, who serves as publicity chair for The Woman’s Club of Vista, said it has been a been a joy to meet women who want to serve and to better the community in which they live. “We have women from all walks of life, from retired to employees in banks, government agencies, business companies and self-employed companies,” said Jensen, adding that with more than 20 nonprofits it supports there is a broad interest for the club’s members to help. Jensen said these local nonprofits help children, youth, women, men, families, veterans and seniors with education, shelter, clothing, food and job training. Pantazo said she knew from the minute she walked into her first meeting at The Woman’s Club of Vista she would get hooked. “Everyone was so welcoming, and I loved all the ways they were giving back to the community,” she said. “I don’t have a lot of money myself, but I saw ways that I could be of service in spite of that, and it made me feel good. I could see that it was truly a service group that cared not only about what it did but also about its members.” For more information about The Woman’s Club of Vista, visit www.womansclubofvista.org or call (919) 847-2786.
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McClellan-Palomar Airport vote grounded, city looks for paths forward By Steve Puterski
CARLSBAD — The long running debate about the McClellan-Palomar Airport Master Plan update will continue for several more months. During a public forum on June 19 at the Faraday Center, city staff and attorneys Peter Kirsch and Sarah Rockwell of Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell law firm in Denver outlined the next steps for the city and residents to move forward with San Diego County. The city hired the Denver firm earlier this year to review the master plan and analyze options for the city. The county released some sections of the Draft Environmental Impact
Report (EIR) on June 21. The public has 45 days to comment, followed by the county responding to each comment before the master plan goes before the Board of Supervisors, according to Jason Haber, assistant to the Carlsbad city manager. One goal of the workshop, Haber added, was for residents and staff to collaborate on pathways forward and work with the county to find solutions to the many issues with the update. One of those, which many residents have championed for months, is a public vote through ordinance section 21.53.015. However, Kirsch and Rockwell said their conclusions do not support a vote.
“Start with the question of ‘is there an expansion,’” Rockwell explained. Even with if you say yes … you still end up with the question is there a General Plan zoning changing or other legislative act necessary to authorize the expansion, and our conclusion is still no. In our view it’s not an expansion because they are not expanding the airport boundaries.” Also, the conditional use permit (CUP 172) needed by the county from the city does not include the runway. Rockwell said she is “not sure why that is the case.” Since there are no new land use proposals in the master plan, a vote or any other action under CUP
Man killed while helping push disabled Jeep ESCONDIDO — A 38-year-old Escondido resident and father of three was killed last week by a suspected drunken driver while helping to push a stalled Jeep on an Escondido roadway. Octavio Escatel, 38, pulled off the road around 11 p.m. June 17 to help another motorist push his disabled Jeep Grand Cherokee near the intersection of state Route 78 and North Broadway, according to the California Highway Patrol and San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. While the Jeep’s driver pushed the SUV while also steering it, Escatel pushed from behind. While moving the Jeep, a 2003 Toyota RAV4 approached from behind and struck the back of the stalled SUV and the good Samaritan helping to push it. The Toyota’s driver, later identified as a 17-year-old boy, fled the scene on foot.
Escatel was rushed to Palomar Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead less than 30 minutes after the crash, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. The Jeep’s driver suffered head trauma when he was knocked to the ground by the impact of the collision, CHP public-affairs Officer Tommy Doerr said. CHP investigators eventually found the 17-year-old driver who allegedly fled the scene at the Rally’s restaurant in Escondido, Doerr said. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and during a search of his Rav4, officers allegedly found a loaded handgun, drugs and drug paraphernalia. The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, sustained a scratch on his arm in the crash. A 34-year-old woman whose Nissan Frontier was struck by the other SUVs was uninjured.
On GoFundMe, a brother wrote that Escatal was a father who was killed on Father’s Day and “died a hero.” “My brother leaves behind his (three) young children ages 16, 12 and 9,” Escatal’s brother wrote. NBC7 reported that Escatal was on his way home from the San Diego County Fair with his longtime girlfriend when he stopped to help the motorist in the disabled Jeep. Escatal — pictured on the GoFundMe page wearing a Mexico national team soccer jersey — had reportedly started his Father’s Day watching Mexico beat Germany 1-0 in the FIFA World Cup. Escatal’s brother told NBC7 that the Escondido resident had moved to the U.S. from Mexico 20 years ago and was planning on marrying his girlfriend, who witnessed the fatal crash. — City News Service
172 would be difficult to challenge. If a vote were to occur, the attorneys said it could invalidate the ordinance, plus the county, which owns and operates the airport, is under no obligation to follow the result. City Attorney Celia Brewer, meanwhile, said there are virtually no options for the city to “bind” the county to any city action. “The city has limited legal authority inside aeronautical areas,” Kirsch added. Two of the most controversial issues under consideration are shifting the runway north by 123 feet to add a larger buffer between the runway and taxiway; and
extending the runway between 200 and 800 feet for a maximum length of 5,700 feet. The runway is currently 4,897 feet long. Many residents feel the shift will allow for much larger jets, while others said airport facilities becoming larger also qualify as expansion, although the boundary of the airport is not being extended. Additionally, the airport, which is classified as B2, is already servicing some larger jets above the B2 classification. The master plan proposes to reclassify the airport to allow larger jets, such as 50-seat and 70seat airplanes. Even with all the issues, Kirsch and Rockwell
opened the forum for residents to suggest strategies to work with the county and how aggressive the city should be in those efforts. Restricting Stage 2 or 3 jets, such as those allowed or that will be allowed if the master plan is approved, Kirsch said, is “very unlikely. He said the Federal Aviation Administration, since 1990, has made it clear they won’t act. Kirsch said some options could include a land use compatibility program, working with the county and Federal Aviation Administration, restricting operations, flight track abatement, and changing flight tracks and arrival and departure procedures.
Tips sought in Vista rape attempt VISTA — Authorities asked the public for help in identifying and locating a would-be rapist who grabbed an 18-year-old woman and tried to drag her off a busy North County street this month, fleeing when she fought back and called out for help. The assailant, a thin man who appeared to be in his early 20s, rode up behind the victim on a black BMXstyle bicycle and made lewd comments to her as she was walking in a commercial area in the 800 block of Civic Center Drive in Vista at about 1 p.m. on June 11, according to officials with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Attempting to escape the harassment, the teen went into a nearby taco shop and waited until she no longer could see the man outside. She then resumed her walk through the neighborhood. A short time later, the perpetrator rode up behind
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who attacked an 18-year-old woman on a Vista street this month. Image via Crime Stoppers
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cations Officer Andrea McCullough, medicinal marijuana businesses and laboratory activity is limited to the Vista Business Park area only. “This is the main location for other labs/business warehouses, and it is zoned for this use — the medical marijuana delivery only and lab testing uses will be added to that zoning allowance which will be approved by the City Council after November, if the measure is passed by Vista voters,” she said. McCullough said on May 1, the City Council agreed to have City Attorney Darold Pieper to bring back a draft initiative. “On May 29 when the draft was presented, the council updated the draft initiative to the three delivery-only retailers of medicinal cannabis and two testing laboratories,” McCullough said. Commercial marijuana sales have been prohibited in Vista. While the recreational sale of marijuana is allowed in the state of California, each city can make its own determination of legalizing it or not. In 2017, the city of Vista shut down a slew of more than 45 illegal
take her somewhere and have sex with her, officials said. The victim then began struggling and screaming, at which point the assailant let go of her and pedaled away to the west, toward Eucalyptus Avenue. The woman described the attacker as a roughly 5-feet-6-inch, 150-pound white man or light-skinned Latino with short, thick, wavy hair. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. — City News Service cannabis businesses as well as three growing operations. According to Tony Winney, assistant to the Vista City Manager, the city conducted a survey related to medical marijuana via telephone between May 31 and June 6, 2017. “The survey consisted of 1,103 registered voters in the city of Vista,” he said. “Fifty-six percent of voters were in favor of allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city of Vista. The results of the survey were presented to the City Council at their Sept. 26, 2017 meeting.” The City Marijuana Business Initiative will compete with a qualified citizens’ initiative also to appear on the November ballot. The latter allows for 11 medical cannabis retail stores, a single parking spot per 1,000 square feet, no need for a residential setback, no criminal enforcement if licensed and a total of 7 percent in gross receipts tax. Council members agreed that they needed an initiative that could complete with the qualified citizens’ initiative. Also on the November ballot will be the City Marijuana Tax Initiative at 5 percent, which will be applied to the three delivery retailers, McCullough said.
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Meet the singing scoutmaster ‘I love doing things that blend my passions,’ Chad Frisque says By Adam Bradley
Project manager Skip Hammann stands on one of the new bridges that was part of the Buena Vista Creek Restoration Project that recently received an award by APWA. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
City of Vista wins public works award By Christina Macone-Greene
VISTA — Skip Hammann, consultant project manager for the city of Vista, walks around Brengle Terrace Park overlooking Buena Vista Creek. It was nearly three years ago when the Buena Vista Creek Restoration Project was underway — it wrapped up in early 2016. Hammann has a lot to be happy about. The project garnered the attention of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Public Works Association. In fact, the renovation received the Public Works Project of the Year Award on May 24 during an annual conference in Mission Bay. Hammann was on hand to receive the award for the environmental restoration award for projects under $2 million. “Mayor Faulconer was there — it was a big deal,” said Hammann, noting that Faulconer and his city staff also won awards for different categories. Hammann said the project concept started several years ago when the city of Vista applied for a grant with the State Water Resources Control Board. The grant was specific to creek restoration and trail restoration projects. The city was awarded the $1 million grant on June 23, 2015, from the Urban Greening for Sustainable Communities Grant from the California Natural Resources Agency. According to Hammann, the city received two bids — one for $2 million and the other for $3 million. “Orion Construction had the best proposal, so the city negotiated with Orion to a $1 million budget,” he said, adding that the creek restoration was about a quarter mile stretch. Hammann said the project entailed either restoring or replacing three bridges, enhancing the quarter-mile trails within the park with DG and bender board, and
removing exotic, invasive plants within the creek and restoring the creek plantings with natives. Some of the invasive plants consisted of palm trees and were replaced by sycamores. All vegetation was swapped with sustainable vegetation. “We also added some riprap (rock drop structures) to help reduce the flow of the water through the creek, so it’s not erosive while the plants reestablish and grow — then the third component of it is the storm water treatment,” he said. Hammann noted that one of the three bridges was in such poor condition that the contractor proposed a new bridge as opposed to restoring the old one. “They instead did a new prefab bridge at basically the same cost,” he said. Hammann believes the restoration project enhanced the area in a variety of ways. For environmental purposes, any excess storm water will now control the water going into the creek. Also on the environmental front, it was an optimal planting project for native trees and adding drought-resistant foliage. “Enhancing the trails was a big component for Vista residents and visitors coming to the park,” Hammann said. The trails at Brengle Terrace Park connect across the street to the Vista Conservancy Trail, which then branches to the Wildwood Trail. City of Vista Communications Officer Andrea McCullough said that the Buena Vista Creek Restoration Project was teamwork at its finest, which included city engineering, Hammann and Orion Construction. Together, they came up with innovative designs for the renovation project that saved the city money. “We were able to stay within that grant funding and delivered the project on time,” McCullough said.
VISTA — Vista resident Chad Frisque has no problem juggling three of his loves — technology, theater and volunteering — seamlessly into his busy life. “In technology, theater and volunteering, it comes down to personalities and relationships, and trying to really figure out what the other person is trying to achieve,” Frisque, 46, said. Frisque, a Kansas native who resides in Vista, is the senior business development manager at the IT consulting and integration firm Burwood Group. But when he’s not working, Frisque performs as a tenor section leader and soloist with the San Diego Opera and his own company, FAB United. His next appearance in the San Diego Opera will be October’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” while he’ll star as part of FAB United’s “All Is Calm” in November. “I love doing things that blend my passions,” he said. “I am passionate about supporting our military, music/culture and telling good stories. “I will be producing ‘All is Calm’ which will bring together for the third year San Diego Opera, Bodhi Tree Concerts and Sacra Profana to tell the story of the un-official Christmas Eve truce of World War I,” he explained. “This poignant story is told by the soldiers through their letters, stories and songs. It is an amazing story of hope, acceptance and peace in such a challenging time. We will produce this at the Veteran’s Museum in Balboa Park the weekend before Thanksgiving.” With an early interest in music, Frisque earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Wichita State and UC Irvine, respectively. As a tenor soloist, he’s performed in such works as Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex,” “The Recitant,” Berlioz’ “L’Enfant du Christ” and Britten’s “War Requiem,” J. S. Bach’s “Magnificat,” “Weihnachtsoratorium” as well as “Messiah.”
trails at Rancho Penasquitos Canyon, using pick axes, shovels and other equipment to rehab or redo the trails. A Boy Scout himself as a child, he has been a scout master since his son joined the organization six years ago. He said leading large groups of children has helped him as a singer and employee. He noted Burwood has been a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts, allowing his troop to come to the Burwood offices in San Diego for leadership training and merit badge days. “Volunteering has really helped me in other parts of my life,” said Frisque, an alumnus of Richland High School in North Richland Hills, Texas. “I’ve learned a lot about myself working with children, and it’s taught me how to structure meetings, deal with people with short attention spans and keep people engaged.” Frisque also noted it’s been amazing to spend so much quality Vista resident and scoutmaster Chad time with Maxwell, who is a FirstFrisque is also a tenor section leader Class Scout and patrol leader for the and soloist with the San Diego Opera. troop’s Greased Lightning Patrol. “My experience with scouting Courtesy photo and the troop has been very, very positive,” Frisque said. “Learning how to present yourself, learning how to interact with Hello, girls people, and being able to confidentWhen asked what his thoughts ly deliver a message — those are were regarding the recent changes to all incredibly important things I’ve scouting (letting girls into the organilearned as a singer that have trans- zation,) he said, “it’s honestly as big a lated to every other area of my life,” deal as you want to make it.” Frisque said. The Boy Scouts program is becoming Scouts BSA in February 2019 For the love of Scouting to reflect the decision to include The busy Frisque also spends young women, the Boy Scouts of countless hours as an assistant scout America announced in early May master and training coordinator for The organization’s name will rethe Boy Scouts’ Troop 474, which main the same; only the program for includes 40, 12-to-18-year-old boys, older kids will change its name. including Frisque’s 12-year-old son, The Boy Scouts of America, or Maxwell. BSA, announced last fall, that it The troop, which has families would begin allowing girls to become from Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasqui- Scouts. tos, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Rancho “We’ve had girls in scouting Bernardo, Escondido, Tierrasanta since the ‘60s with venturing,” he and Kensington, recently organized a said. “We’ve also had girls and co-ed Trail Clean-up Day. scouting in international scouting for For more than six hours on Na- many years. My challenge with Girl tional Trails Day June 2, the troop fixed single-track and mountain bike TURN TO SCOUTMASTER ON 7
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San Marcos Unified superintendent retires, citing husband’s health By Aaron Burgin
SAN MARCOS — San Marcos Unified School District Superintendent Melissa Hunt said the tumultuous year of boundary changes, complaints about school overcrowding and budget constraints did not lead her to abruptly announce her retirement from education. It was her husband’s cancer diagnosis. Hunt said her husband was diagnosed last winter with a re-occurrence of a cancer that he beat four years ago. “While the prognosis is good and we feel quite fortunate, the experience has reminded us that time is precious,” Hunt said. “We want to make a bigger dent in our list of places to explore and devote more
time to our grandsons; our newest was born just last weekend.” Hunt explained to her district colleagues her reason for leaving in a poignant letter she addressed to her “SMUSD Family.” “I have been ‘in school’ in some way virtually my entire life,” Hunt wrote. “Nearly all of my Sundays to Thursdays have been ‘school nights.’ “Even to this day, my non-educator friends still ask, “Are you out of school for the summer?” Hunt wrote. “As hard as it is to imagine my life without school and all things teaching and learning, it is time for a new chapter in my life to begin,” Hunt wrote. “I will retire on August 30, 2018.”
Melissa Hunt In the letter, Hunt explained that she had devoted her life to education, and found it to be the most rewarding work. “Serving SMUSD as a Principal, Director and Superintendent is much more than I ever hoped for when I started this career teach-
ing English and History 33 years ago,” she wrote. “So many students and teachers, colleagues and friends, have given my life meaning and purpose. I hope I have given half as much to others as they have given to me. There’s never been a day I haven’t been proud to call myself an educator. What more can one ask of a professional life?” Hunt assumed her current post in January 2017, when former superintendent Kevin Holt stepped down on medical leave before retiring in June. The school board named her as Holt’s permanent replacement in July 2017. Hunt, who has a 30year career in education, began working for San Marcos Unified in 2001 as the
principal of Woodland Park Middle School. She then worked at the San Diego County Office of Education to provide professional development for school leaders before returning to San Marcos in 2011 to become the principal of San Marcos Middle School. She served as the district’s director of secondary education before her interim superintendent appointment in 2017. During her yearlong tenure, the district faced financial headwinds due to budget shortfalls and underwent a controversial redrawing of boundaries to help balance enrollment at district schools. But Hunt said she considered these challenges to be part of the job of a su-
perintendent, and relished them. She said that moving forward, the next superintendent will have to meet those challenges head on, but will inherit a staff and district community who will be ready and willing to support them. “This is an incredible district,” Hunt said. “I truly believe that the district is in a solid position moving forward, and I believe it is because of the amazing staff, teachers and community.” The district began a “comprehensive search” for superintendent following the June 19 board meeting, when the board unanimously approved a contract with Dave Long and Associates to spearhead the search.
SMUSD to add third resource officer By Aaron Burgin
SAN MARCOS — The city of San Marcos and the San Marcos Unified School District are working on a plan to add a third school resource officer at one of the district campuses. City officials approved earmarking $102,000 toward the hiring of a third resource officer during June 12 budget discussions. The City Council unanimously adopted the city's $77 million general fund budget at the time. Among the major discussion items was the need for a third officer at the local schools, in the wake of changing public safety dynamics at local campuses. The district and city have met jointly in recent months to discuss, among other things, safety needs on campuses. A study was done to assess the safety needs and the recommendation was to add two additional
officers, but both sides decided that one would be sufficient at the time. “Ideally, four SROs would be ideal, but in this world everything's not ideal,” said San Marcos Sheriff's Capt. Dave Brown, who was part of the assessment. “Sufficient is three, two is lacking. And it might not have been lacking years ago, but we are kind of at a new normal with schools and security issues.” According to the tentative agreement, the city and district would split the initial year's cost, with the district increasing its share by 10 percent until it fully pays for the officer. Currently, the city pays for the two officers stationed at San Marcos High and Mission Hills High. This officer would likely be stationed at San Elijo Middle school to provide coverage to the district's southern edge, Brown said.
The new budget sets aside more than $2.9 million of the General Fund for longrange replacement and rehabilitation of city buildings, roads and sidewalks, lighting and storm drains, parks and landscaping, and equipment and vehicle replacement. As San Marcos continues to grow toward build-out, it becomes increasingly important to maintain existing infrastructure. City officials also approved two new positions in addition to the resource officer: a real estate analyst and a full-time fleet mechanic to address the city's increasing fire fleet maintenance needs. Among the biggest increases in expenses in this year's operating budget were pensions, which increased 5 percent and the $1.2 million increase to the sheriff's department's contract, a roughly 6 percent increase.
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helping fight “Proposition O,” an unsuccessful ballot measure that would have required the city to place general plan amendments before a public vote. Jabara felt the proposition amounted to a “no growth ordinance,” and believed it would stifle the city’s growth. She joined the council when the region was in the throes of the Great Recession. She said one of her proudest accomplishments was helping lead the city through the tumultuous time with balanced budgets and in a stronger financial position than before the downturn. “When I came on to the council, we were struggling to balance the budget,” she said. “Not only have we been able to balance budgets, but we’ve been able to accrue some rainy day savings, create funds for vehicle replacement and infrastructure improvement, as well as for catastrophic incidents.” She also points to the fruition of the city’s popu-
lar North City district, just north of Cal State University San Marcos, the addition of Pima Medical Institute and the University of St. Augustine, the upcoming construction of two bridges in the city’s flood-prone creek area, as well as the creation of the city’s economic development department has some of the biggest accomplishments during her term. “There have been so many good ones,” Jabara said of the city’s accomplishments during her eight years on the council. With San Marcos transitioning from at-large elections to district elections this fall, Jabara would have been facing re-election in District 2, the city’s southernmost district which includes the prominent San Elijo Hills and Discovery Hills neighborhoods. With her announcement, both Districts 1 — where Councilman Chris Orlando has termed out of office and is running for mayor — and 2 are open seats, as is the mayor’s seat, as Jim Desmond is also termed out of office and is running for county supervisor. Three candidates have
announced runs in District 2, including Planning Commission chairman Eric Flodine, San Marcos Unified School District board member Randy Walton and Vallecitos Water District board member Mike Sannella. Jabara said she has endorsed Sannella and council colleague Rebecca Jones, who is running for mayor against Orlando. “He’s been a great representative on the water board, and had been interested in running, and was going to wait until after I termed out of office, but once I decided I wasn’t going to run, I reached out and gave him my support to run earlier than expected.” Jabara said she will remain involved in local politics, and plans to actively campaign for Desmond and Jones in their respective races. “The great thing about San Diego County is there are great people wiling work for higher office, and there are those people willing to support the candidates,” Jabara said. “I’ll be one of those getting information out and cheering from sidelines.”
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Gas tax repeal on Nov. ballot REGION — An initiative led by former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio that would repeal last year's gas-tax increase in California will be on the statewide ballot in November, state officials announced June 25. The Gas Tax Repeal Initiative needed 643,948 projected valid petition signatures statewide, and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla's office said that target estimate was exceeded. Gov. Jerry Brown, who along with state Democratic leaders pushed for the gas tax increase to fix California's roads and bridges, blasted the repeal effort. “This flawed and dangerous measure pushed by Trump’s Washington allies jeopardizes the safety of millions of Californians by stopping local communities from fixing their crumbling roads and bridges. Just say no,” Brown said in a statement. A campaign financed by national Republican leaders, including gubernatorial candidate John Cox, spent $1.7 million to put the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative on the ballot. DeMaio, chairman of Reform California and a conservative talk show host on KOGO Radio, spearheaded the effort in San Diego. “This is a huge win for the tens of thousands dedicated and organized grass roots volunteers who helped collect signatures,'' DeMaio said. — City News Service
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A look at human trafficking in San Diego County By Claudia Piepenburg
REGION — The numbers are staggering. There are between 8,830 and 11,773 victims of survivors of human trafficking in San Diego County. The majority of sex-trafficking victims, 79.3 percent, are born in the United States; 11.4 percent are from Mexico. The average age of entry into sex trafficking in the county is 16.1 years. Fifty-five percent of victims are either homeless or have been homeless. Sex trafficking facilitators earn on average $670,625 per year. Over the past several years, San Diego has consistently ranked amongst the top 10 cities in the nation for human trafficking. The economic impact of human trafficking is enormous (it cost the county $810 million in 2013), but the psychological impact on the lives of people who have been victims of this horrific crime is immeasurable. Sexual exploitation, forced prostitution, is the most common form of human trafficking, and contrary to what people might believe, the victims are not always girls and young women. “If we knew that just females were being targeted, we’d focus only on them,” San Diego County District Attorney Carolyn Matzger. “But anyone can be a victim.” Boys and young men are often trafficked, but because of the stigma associated with sexual activity between males, they are even more reluctant and ashamed than females to come forward. And over the past few years, law enforcement and social service agencies have discovered
San Diego was identified by the FBI as one of the top 13 high intensity child prostitution areas, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. Courtesy photo
that members of the LGBTQ community are also targets. “The trans community gets abused many times over,” Matzger said. “They’re often misunderstood to begin with and being discriminated against, and they may have had an unpleasant experience with the police sometime in the past. So, if someone has tried to exploit them for sexual purposes, they probably will not turn to law enforcement for protection.” Matzger said people would be very surprised to learn that besides knowing potential victims, they probably know predators as well. “There are people who are always looking for ways to exploit others,” she said. “If they can exploit you… they will. Because that’s what predators do.” She said that predators
In January 2015, federal, state and local law agencies, enforcement launched a cooperative effort called the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force. A collaboration between more than 20 agencies has resulted in significantly more arrests. A successful three-day operation in January of this year called, “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild,” resulted in the arrests of 29 sex buyers. In this case, law enforcement agencies utilized the internet, posting fake ads that offered sex for money. As the fight continues, increasing public awareness of human trafficking is instrumental. In January 2017, the District Attorney’s office launched a campaign called, “Disrupt Sex Trafficking.” The campaign is a series of ads that focus on how children are recruited and ways to interrupt that exploitation. Posters are being distributed to schools and are displayed at bus stops. “Teens and children are trafficked while attending school,” founder of Abolitionist Mom Genice Jacobs said in a release through the DA’s office. “Prevention, education and intervention programs are necessary to stop more children from becoming exploited.” Advocates want residents to understand who’s most at risk for recruitment. Research has identified 10 factors that put someone at risk:
use social media to their advantage and that more than 70 percent of sex trafficking occurs online. “They might start by telling a young girl on Facebook how pretty she is,” she said. “They’ll flatter her over and over again. Then they’ll tell her that they understand her more than anyone else does, her friends, even her parents. They get her to trust them.” According to Matzger, human traffickers typically use three types of coercion: economic (earnings are taken by the facilitator); psychological (social and emotional isolation, induced emotional exhaustion and degradation, including hu• Runaway behavior, miliation, denial of the victim’s power and name-call- “in and out of home,” or ing); and chemical (victim “disappearing” being in an altered state of consciousness through reg• Involvement with oldulated drug use). er man/boyfriend • Involvement drugs or alcohol
proves • Financial problems • Personal involvement with pimp/gang member • Having mental/emotional health needs • Having a family member involved in sex trafficking Anyone who recognizes one or more of these risk factors in a family member, friend or acquaintance, and who believes that the person may be a potential victim of trafficking, is encouraged to report it to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center tollfree hotline number 1-888373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) Beyond reporting suspected trafficking, there are other ways the public can help to interrupt and even prevent these crimes from occurring in the first place. Concerned citizens can donate money to agencies and organizations that work with victims and survivors, or they may choose to “adopt” an organization through their church, mentor a child, advocate for children in foster care and help the children ageing out of the foster system. As Matzger explained: “It’s important for people to realize that anyone, from any family, can be a victim but everyone can do something.” Want to help? These organizations use your donations to prevent trafficking through education and to help survivors reintegrate into society:
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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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Transit District program helped thousands get reduced-fare passes REGION — The North County Transit District is wrapping up a reduced-fare program that led to more than 21,500 students receiving discounted bus and rail passes, the agency announced June 22. The program reduced $59 monthly Breeze and Sprinter passes by $25 per student, though in many cases there were additional subsidies from participating schools, including Cal State San Marcos, Mira Costa College, Palomar College and Vista Adult School. Funds for the program were provided by the California Low Carbon Transit Operations Program, which seeks to lower carbon emissions around the state. “Getting students out of cars and onto transit is not
just a benefit to our congested roads here in North County, but also a contribution to having cleaner air in this beautiful region,” district Executive Director Matthew Tucker said. The initiative boosted declining Breeze ridership, according to the district. The aforementioned state transit program, funded by Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund carbon credit sales, also provided the district roughly $3 million to purchase five electric buses. Currently, 80 percent of the 163-bus Breeze fleet is powered by compressed natural gas. The district’s goal is to significantly reduce emissions by transitioning to an all-electric fleet, Tucker said. — City News Service
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RALLYING FOR FAMILIES
Nearly 300 protesters showed up June 23 at the Escondido Families Belong Together Rally in front of Westfield North County Mall to protest the Trump administration’s policy of arresting and separating families at the border. Participants included senior citizens, mothers with babies and children, and political candidates including Ammar Campa-Najjar (50th Congressional district), Alan Geraci (75th Assembly district) and Consuelo Martinez (Escondido City Council District 1). Courtesy photos
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Scouts is, as a single dad, I couldn’t get involved with my daughter. It was a different program and therefore, men are not allowed to be leaders. “So, having two kids in different programs at the same time would have been difficult to work,” he said. “With my daughter, she has been around the troop and has experienced some of the things my son has experienced. She wants that, too, and I welcome it.” In the end, he said, it really is all about the kids. “My goal is to make an inviting program where kids, no matter what gender, can have experiences that will help them grow into productive, future members of society,” Frisque said. “Many of the things we do challenge them to think differently, to give back and to work together. The boys I think will actually grow from having girls around.”
For the fun of scouting As for what makes scouting so rewarding and what some kids might be missing out on by not joining is a lot, he said. “Scouting is great because of the different activities and experiences that not all residents have a chance or outlet to enjoy,” he said, citing examples of hiking in the wilderness, fishing, shooting a bow and arrow, or target rifle/shotgun and riding a horse. “These are experiences that really are unique and come from an organization like scouting,” he said. He added that knowing how to be prepared for and what to really do in an emergency, giving service to many different outlets and knowing you are doing it for the betterment of where you live are other positives. “I played sports for many years in my youth, but sports offer one type of experience or outlet,” he said. “There is a lot of time placed in sports and with competition increasing to get into college, I believe Scouts is the best experience to create a real-rounded individual,” he said. Scouting has also been
known to help kids prepare for their futures and it surely did for Frisque. “We teach our youth how to effectively interact with those around you,” he said. “To prepare for a new job interview for example. My Scouts know how to structure a meeting, their thoughts and how to effectively communicate what it is they need and desire.” In terms of juggling opera, his day job and being a Scout leader, he said it does take work. “(I do it) very carefully — no seriously our schedules (mine, my wife and children’s) can be incredibly hard to balance at times. I have one full-time job, three part-time jobs, and one volunteer position … it is crazy. “We continually discuss our weeks, sometimes our daily schedule, and do the best we can to manage all of it,” he said. “Sometimes, it feels like we are traveling down the highway looking at the side of the road; details are hard to see unless you stop.” He said it seems weird to say he does “IT, opera and Scouts,” but it really comes down to people, personalities and passion. “I am inspired by making a difference in someone’s life. I am challenged by the difficulty in the world we live in, how hard making a difference means, but I keep coming back to that goal. If you don’t make a difference, why do it?” Much of his drive and determination stems from his late father, which makes him reflect: “I lost my father at an early age; as I got older, I looked for mentors,” he said. “Sometimes, those were easy to find, other times not. I have always strived to make a difference in my kids’ and my Scouts’ lives. It is how my parents taught me.” Looking toward the future, Frisque said he wants to stay on much the same path. “I want to continue my pursuit of making a difference, either in business, the arts or working with kids,” he said. Frisque is married to wife, Lisa, and they have two kids, Maxwell, 12, and Elodie, 10.
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MiraCosta expanding offerings, opportunities College touts new degree, aid programs By Carey Blakely
NEW FACES, NEW FRIENDS
Vista Friends and Newcomers installed new officers June 14. From left are Vice President Linda Mueller, Secretary Diane Granger, Programs chairwoman Mary Dahlberg, President Trudy Snell, Installation Ceremony chairwoman Toby Leon, Recording Secretary Carla Berhold and Membership chairwoman Sandy Stevens. Treasurer Yolanda Hayden is not pictured. Photo by Judy Beaumont
Students raise worms and sell vermicompost VISTA — Now that headline may not sound promising – but when you ask at Vista Innovation & Design Academy (VIDA) Middle School, it means
authentic entrepreneurial learning while positively impacting the community. Nancy B Jones, known as Farmer Jones, met with sixth-grade students and
“I’ve Got Worms” club founders Paisley Porter and Ryland Strickler, and STEM teacher Christian Ludwig in Vista Unified School District. According to Ludwig, the Composting Classroom is all about “making a positive impact in our community, while students gain essential entrepreneurial skills.” The club/business achieves this goal by raising worms that produce vermicompost and selling it via their website, IveGotWorms.org. After doing some research and obtaining grants to buy supplies, these students and their “I’ve Got Worms” club have set up worm bins in their classroom and are learning about the care and feeding of their Red Wigglers. The students have learned about moist bedding and what kinds of
garbage are appropriate – so students tear up and add school garbage, and spray the bins every day. The soil produced by the worms is sifted through the multi-layer bins to produce excellent fertilizer for plants. The youngsters have harvested a good amount of compost, and also have plans to make “worm tea,” the liquid which drains off when the bins are wet, to use on indoor plants. Funds raised from sales are either donated to a local charity or invested back into the business. This year, the students voted to donate 100 percent of sales to Vista non-profit organizations, Solutions for Change and Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. Help them out at IveGotWorms.org and follow them on Twitter @WigglerRed.
OCEANSIDE — As the cost of higher education in the United States climbs beyond many people’s reach, MiraCosta College is taking measures to ensure that its programs remain affordable and accessible to local students. Dr. Sunita (Sunny) Cooke, the superintendent and president of MiraCosta College, told the Encinitas City Council on June 13, “We want to make sure that everybody who has a dream for a higher education and a wonderful career has the ability to fulfill that dream.” For the 2017-2018 academic year, through a program called the MiraCosta Promise, the college provided free tuition to about 500 full-time, first-year students who demonstrated financial need. Those students also received funding for textbooks and other supplies. Program eligibility last year was limited to students who had just graduated from a high school located within the boundaries of the MiraCosta Community College District. Cooke explained that moving forward, she’s hoping to extend the program to a greater variety of students, including those who enroll later in life. The aim is also to “cover any unmet financial need” that students of any income level have, Cooke said, whether it’s transportation or textbooks or the entire educational program. The MiraCosta Promise is part of the statewide California College Promise, a program established in 2017 when legislative proposal AB 19 was signed into law. Its funding allocation remains unclear, according to Cooke. The MiraCosta College Foundation is striving to raise enough money — in addition to public funds — to offer the Promise program for two tuition-free years. MiraCosta recently launched a biomanufacturing undergraduate degree program, which is the first of its kind in the nation. The program prepares students for the production of biomaterials for use in medications and foods, for example, as well as training in FDA compliance and quality assurance. The first biomanufacturing cohort will graduate next spring with a Bachelor of Science degree. Those students will have paid about $10,000 in tuition over four years, which is less than the cost of tuition for one year at a public university. A recent partnership between MiraCosta College and Point Loma Nazarene University has resulted in the offering of four other tuition-reduced bachelor’s degrees in business administration, child development, computer information technology and nursing. Even though Point Loma Nazarene is a private university, MiraCosta negotiated an in-state public university
tuition rate for its students, Cooke said. By the terms of the agreement, professors from Point Loma Nazarene (and in some cases MiraCosta) teach the upper-division courses at MiraCosta’s campuses as well as online. The first program implemented via the partnership was the bachelor’s in nursing in 2016. Cooke explained that local public universities could not supply enough transfer spots for students who had completed a twoyear nursing program. That led to what she called a “bottleneck” that the partnership with Point Loma Nazarene has eased. Daphney Wadley is an adjunct professor and child-development program director at Point Loma Nazarene. She taught the first two courses of the partnership program in child development in fall 2017 and has continued working there in both an instructional and administrative capacity. Wadley said, “For students, a major benefit is being able to complete their bachelor’s degree in their own neighborhood school.” She noted that Point Loma Nazarene benefits by “extending our mission outside of the local campus and to students across the county.” The first child-development cohort will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in December 2018. Wadley described the current students as “well-prepared and really motivated.” Most are students in their late 20s to mid30s who have gone back to school to finish their degree. The program requires an internship as well as ongoing fieldwork and observation that give students hands-on experience and networking opportunities, Wadley said. In addition to its twoyear and four-year degree programs, MiraCosta offers students the chance to learn English as a second language, achieve a highschool diploma, receive career training in fields such as welding and drone technology, enroll for free in college classes while in high school through a dual-enrollment program, and just take a continuing education course for fun. At its four campuses located in Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside, MiraCosta served more than 34,000 students last year, Cooke said.
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ummertime … (sing it with me now) and the living is easy. It may be easy, but it’s been chilly, too. Don’t remind me that we live in paradise. Paradise has fallen short so far. It has yet to hold up its end of the bargain. My towels aren’t drying and the evenings are cold. I sense people are backing away from me, waiting for the lightning to strike me right down for my blasphemy. Well, let it strike. It might dry up my soggy backyard. It’s a cinch the sun isn’t going to manage it. It appears I am having a nasty case of the 27-year itch. At first I thought it might just be sand in my swimsuit. Try as I might, I am having a great deal of trouble calling up the memories of the dreadful summers of my past in other locales. I know New York was ickily humid, El Cajon hot and isolated, and the two summers I spent in Palm Springs were akin to the gates of hell. Yet now, as the fog rolls in, I still chafe. I really must concentrate and conjure up my past misery, or my hubris may wreak terrible results. I know I disliked a lot of things about my outof-SoCal summers, but I loved those dry towels. I loved having no mold in the bathroom and being able to buy green bananas, knowing they would ripen within hours. I loved leaving windows open all night long and sleeping with no covers. My idea of paradise needs some serious heat. It’s the end of June and San Diego has, at best, been pleasant. That’s like kissing the proverbial sister. I’m weary to the bone of that funereal marine layer. Just as the house is getting comfy, the breeze
suddenly hits the chill button. I have been trying vainly to sit around, sipping lemonade and living the outdoor, lazy, summer evening, barbecue life which paradise promises. It loses a lot when your food gets cold the minute it leaves the grill, everyone is huddled inside sweatshirts and you are shivering like an earthquake victim. As a card-carrying resident of Southern California, I demand my due. I am owed shirtsleeves after dark and bright, hot mornings. I deal with crowded freeways, crowded stores, crowded theme parks, crowded beaches and crowded supermarkets. In return, I want to see every sunset, minus the gray filter. I want perfection. If I don’t get it, and soon, I am going to become the anti-chamber of commerce. I figure I will start my own “You don’t really want to live here” campaign, pointing out the numerous and dewy flaws in our Garden of Eden. Moldy bread, limp hairdos, thighs still white as rice pudding. Folks will start heading east in hordes, right? Well, maybe not the humid east, with its giant mosquitoes. Can’t head west unless you’re a heck of a sailor. North just gets colder and south requires a second language. I see a pattern developing here. Apparently, paradise includes damp towels. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who is wearing sandals anyway. Contact her at email@example.com.
As part of the Senior Experience Program — which assigns Cal State San Marcos students to real-world projects — students, working with firefighters, tested drones to assess wildfire capabilities. Courtesy photo
CSUSM students work with firefighters to test drones SAN MARCOS — Last month, North County firefighters gathered in San Marcos for a wildfire simulation, but this wasn’t your typical training. The city of San Marcos rallied crews from several cities to help California State University San Marcos students test a drone technology that could improve how wildfires are fought. “Firefighters spend a lot of time and energy shuttling hoses from the engine to the actual wildfire,” said Nick Blaylock, one of the students involved. “And they’re often doing this up steep slopes and across rough terrain, which is exhausting.” Drones, however, could possibly help crews conserve some energy by air-dropping those hose- packs so firefighters don’t have to haul them. As part of a senior project, Blaylock and four other students spent months exploring that with Skylift Global, a San Marcos-based company that makes drones
capable of delivering supplies to first-responders. Though Skylift Global has been in business for three years, serving firefighters is new territory it wanted to explore — so the company submitted a proposal for the Senior Experience Program, which assigns CSUSM students to real-world projects like these. The students began by researching what crews face during a wildfire. That led them to San Marcos Fire Battalion Chief James Colston, who oversees the department’s training and safety division. “We’re fortunate to
have Cal State San Marcos right here in our backyard, so we were happy to help,” he said. “We invited them to observe our annual training, which I think opened their eyes.” It did, in fact, said Blaylock. His team realized that a drone probably couldn’t help much during the early stages of a wildfire because the flames are too unpredictable. But it likely could help during the later stages, when a fire border has been established. Based on that, the students designed a simulation that included fire hose packs every 100 feet, as if a drone had peppered them out for crews. Now, all
they needed were firefighters to run the test. “Thankfully, Chief Colston got an amazing turnout for us,” Blaylock said. “We were so thankful that so many firefighters were willing to come volunteer their time on a Sunday morning to help us.” During the May 6 simulation, firefighters from the cities of San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido and Rancho Santa Fe — as well as CAL Fire — participated. Results showed that if crews did not have to manually haul hose packs, they worked about 18 percent faster—and theoretically, would be less fatigued during a real wildfire.
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4TH FEST AND FIREWORKS
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Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido at Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, July 4 with live music, food trucks, games and fireworks. Visit artcenter.org for the full event schedule and details.
JUNE 29 STORY TIME
Escondido Public Library’s Storytime includes Rhymes and Reading on Mondays at 11 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5; Baby Lapsit on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for newborn babies to pre-walkers; Toddler Tales, a bilingual program, on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers who are walking and up to 3 years old and P.J Storytime, a monthly evening story time on select Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for ages 4 to 12 at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. LIFELONG LEARNERS
The lifelong learning group, LIFE Lectures at MiraCosta College, is hosting two speakers starting at 1 p.m. June 29, at the college’s Oceanside campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. #1000. The topics include Smartphone Photo Tips explained by Mike McMahon, and One Hundred Years of Service presented by Gayle Lacy of the Oceanside Women's Club. Purchase a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot 1A, and park in this lot. Visit miracosta.edu/ life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972. HELP TPHS HOST TEAM
HOLIDAY AT THE HARBOR
The Oceanside Yacht Club’s decorated dinghy parade will be at 1 p.m. July 4 in Oceanside Harbor, followed by other festivities. Bring your family and friends to watch, play, barbecue and stay around for Camp Pendleton’s traditional fireworks display at 9 p.m. Call (760) 722-5751 with questions. IN THE GARDEN
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Del Mar Library hosts a weekly, drop-in Conversational Spanish for Beginners group Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the Del Mar Branch Library, 1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. For more information, call (858) 7551666. ‘TEENS, JEANS AND DREAMS’
Time to make plans for the “Teens, Jeans and Dreams” team penning event to benefit foster teens, sponsored by the Friends of San Pasqual Academy at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Del Mar fairgrounds. For more information and tickets, call (858) 759-3298 or visit friendsofsanpasqualacademy.org.
for Vulnerable Children,” a fundraising event from 2 to 5 p.m. June 30 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. FYIA works to improve the livelihood of vulnerable children in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Tickets are $35, $15 for kids. For information, visit florenceforyouthinaction@ gmail.com or call (310) 2372203. PHOTO SKILLS AT GARDEN
San Diego Botanic Garden will hold a Photography Fundamentals & Creative Control class from 9 a.m. to noon June 30 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Cost is $66. Bring your digital camera and manual to class. For more information, visit sdbgarden.org/classes. htm.
Torrey Pines High School is hosting the senior members of the Ritsumeikan Uji High School football team from Kyoto, Japan in August and needs host homes and parent volunteers from Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. If interested, contact HELPING CHILDREN firstname.lastname@example.org Florence For Youth In A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE or call (760) 331-7412. Action is hosting “Hope Experience a “Taste of Metanoia” including mini portalhedron, tarot, palmistry, Reiki, Vas Pesh-handwalking and more June 30 at a private home in Solana Beach. Cost is $50. Online Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins registration only MetanoiaServices.org.
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STUDENT TRANSIT FARE DEAL
On June 30, North County Transit District will complete a reduced fare program for students geared toward lowering carbon emissions in northern San Diego County. Funds for this program were made possible by the California Low Carbon Transit Operations Program
(LCTOP). This program lowered the regularly priced $59 Sprinter-Breeze monthly pass by $25 per student; the final price of the pass varied based on additional discounts, including subsidies from some schools. The fare subsidy from LCTOP helped maintain Sprinter ridership, as ridership was declining for Breeze operations. For more information on the LCTOP program, visit dot.ca.gov/drmt/splctop. html.
DOG SURF AND SUP LESSONS
Register now for the Helen Woodward Animal Center Dog Surf and SUP summer surf camps. The lessons kick off July 8 at Del Mar Dog Beach. Stand-Up Paddleboard at 8:30 a.m., dog surfing at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon July 8, July 22, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Surf classes run 50 minutes in length and paddleboarding classes run 70 minutes. All classes cost $45 and include use of the required canine life-vests and surf or paddle boards. To register, go to animalcenter.org or call (858) 756-4117, ext. 350.
VOLUNTEER LIKE A ROCK STAR
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Spend your July 4th at a Party at the Garden in the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. There will be barbecue and wine, beer and beverages, patriotic costumes contest, and a spectacular, up-close view of the fireworks at Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. The party starts at 6 p.m., with dinner around 7 p.m. Tickets include a pass for each car full of attendees to park inside the Garden. Tickets are $60, $25 for children before June 30. Board members have tickets for sale, or e-mail RHolloway@bhaincsd.com. JOIN THE PARADE
Del Mar Foundation will host a 4th of July Parade. Organizers ask that you arrive by 9:15 a.m. Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Powerhouse Park, Del Mar. Parking will be limited. Bring your decorated bikes, scooters, wagons, strollers, electric golf carts and leashed pets. Join the parade from the park on a loop up Coast Boulevard. Enjoy a DJ and fun games for all ages. Tour the Del Mar Fire Engine and get JULY 3 a fire truck hat. Wear red, FAITH AND FRIENDS white and blue. For more inThe Catholic Widows formation, visit delmarfounand Widowers of North dation.org. County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various JULY 5 social activities will have MOVIES UNDER THE STARS Happy Hour and dinner The Carlsbad Village at Miguel's Restaurant, 4S Association will host its Ranch July 3. Reservations annual free Flicks at the are required at (858) 674Fountain, a weekly series 4324. of family-fun films at Carlsbad Village fountain at the EARLY HOLIDAY LUNCH corner of State Street and The Gloria McClellan Grand Avenue. Film begin Center will hold a “Fourth with “The Greatest Showof July Buffet” at 11:00 a.m. man” July 5 at dusk, or July 3 at 1400 Vale Terrace around 8 p.m., and continue Drive, Vista. Suggested do- each Thursday evening unnation is $4 for those 60 and til Aug. 9. Bring their lowolder, and an $8 charge for backed chairs, blankets and those younger than 60. Re- a picnic. serve by 1 p.m. one day prior at (760) 643-5288.
CALLING ALL DOG LOVERS
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Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is coming, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. This free event features more than 100 dog-related vendors, rescue groups, pet adoptions agencies, dog contests, live music, beer and wine garden, food trucks, activities for kids and a “Maker's Market Row.”
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San Marcos takes key step in Creek District upgrades By Aaron Burgin
JANE WAYNE DAY AT CAMP PENDLETON Shelly Winkler of Carlsbad explores the inside of a HUMV on Jane Wayne Day at Camp Pendleon on June 5, an opportunity for family members and friends to spend a day in the shoes of their favorite Marine. Photo by Shana Thompson
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is being unjustly enriched by these practices.” While attorney Andrew Lavin admits the mobile app ordering option does offer a Quarter Pounder without cheese, he notes in-store customers Wait, what? have no such choice. [MiVisitors to Merlion Park ami Herald, 5/24/2018] in Singapore on June 8 were startled to see Kim Jong Un Armed and Clumsy and Donald Trump enjoying Things got wild on June a casual walkabout, hand- 2 at Mile High Spirits and in-hand. On closer inspec- Distillery in Denver when tion, however, they would an unnamed off-duty FBI have seen the two men were agent accidentally shot paHoward X, a Kim imper- tron Tom Reddington, 24, sonator, and Dennis Alan, in the lower leg. Accorda Trump impersonator, who ing to the Denver Post, the traveled to Singapore in ad- agent was dancing and did vance of the June 12 sum- a backflip, which caused his mit meeting between the firearm to come out of its two real leaders. Janette holster and fall to the floor. Warokka of Indonesia was When he bent to pick up the fooled: “It’s so shocking for gun, it discharged. “I heard me. I don't know why those a loud bang,” Reddington two famous guys come said, “and I thought some here,” she told the Associ- idiot set off a firecracker. ated Press. Airport officials All of a sudden, from the were less amused when knee down became comKim's doppelganger, whose pletely red, and that’s when real name is Lee Howard it clicked in my head, ‘Oh, Ho Wun, arrived at Changi I've been shot.’” A man at Airport. Wun said police the bar applied a tourniofficers searched his bags quet to Reddington’s leg. and detained him for two The FBI agent was taken hours before releasing him to Denver police headquarwith stern warnings to stay ters and released to an FBI away from the summit. Sin- supervisor. Mile High Spirgapore’s Immigration and its has promised “compliCheckpoints Authority said mentary drinks forever” to Wun was interviewed for Reddington. [Denver Post, about 45 minutes. [AP via 6/7/2018] ABC News, 6/8/2018] The Litigious Society
If you’ve ordered a Quarter Pounder recently and specified “no cheese,” you may be interested in a $5 million class-action lawsuit brought against McDonald’s on May 8 by Cynthia Kissner of Broward County, Florida, and Leonard Werner of Miami-Dade. According to the Miami Herald, the two are angry that they’ve been paying for cheese even though they ordered their sandwiches without it. The lawsuit contends “customers ... continue to be overcharged for these products, by being forced to pay for two slices of cheese, which they do not want, order or receive.” Also, Kissner and Werner “have suffered injury as a result of their purchases because they were overcharged” and “McDonald’s
In a bid to unseat his boss, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, Deputy Sheriff Mark Maggs thrashed Sheriff Lenny Gramkow in the June 5 Republican primary by a vote of 878 to 331. So Sheriff Gramkow didn’t waste any time: Less than a minute after the polls closed, he fired Maggs, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported. “As of this moment you are no longer an employee of Bon Homme County,” Maggs’ termination notice read. Maggs, a 31-year-old father of four, will not become sheriff until January, but he is confident the county commission “will stand with my family ... and insure that my family will not be left hanging without an income or insurance,” Maggs said. “We’re going to be fine.” [Argus Leader, 6/8/2018]
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On June 2, as two Jackson County, Oregon, sheriff's deputies waited for a tow truck to remove a 2003 Toyota Camry from the side of a road, 23-year-old Anthony J. Clark, of Grants Pass, walked up to the car and told the deputies he was going to steal it. He then got into the car and drove off, leading officers on a 40-mile chase through Ashland, Talent and Phoenix, Oregon, crashing into fences and driving the wrong way on several roads. When officers finally stopped the car, The Oregonian reported, Clark ran into a mobile home park, where he was arrested trying to steal another car. The deputies reported Clark admitted taking LSD and said he thought he was inside a real-life version of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game. Among other charges, Clark was accused of driving under the influence of intoxicants and second-degree criminal mischief. [The Oregonian, 6/4/2018] Think Your Job Is Bad?
Car salesman Brett Bland in League City, Texas, finally had enough and filed a lawsuit in May against his employer, AutoNation Acura Gulf Freeway, and Jeremy Pratt, a co-worker. Pratt, the suit alleges, engaged in “constant taunting ... making extremely crass, vulgar and rude comments” and “reinforced dominance over his subordinates by regularly entering their enclosed offices, intentionally passing gas and then laughing,”as well as “pinching and touching his male subordinates’ nipples.” KPRC-TV reported Pratt was fired after sending a text to everyone at the dealership alleging Bland was a sex offender (which he is not). After the firing, however, Bland’s lawsuit alleges, AutoNation allowed Pratt to “loiter at the dealership” and continue harassing employees, and Bland was threatened with termination if he didn’t sell eight vehicles a month. Bland seeks damages and court costs. [KPRC, 5/30/2018]
SAN MARCOS — A long-sought project to build bridges over two floodprone San Marcos streets took what city officials called a “major” step forward this week. City Council unanimously voted to authorize the city manager to award a contract with a soon-to-benamed construction manager for the suite of projects, which include the construction of vehicular bridges over Bent Avenue and Via Vera Cruz. It's a key infrastructure project that residents have anticipated for years, as both streets are frequently closed during heavy rains due to overflows from the San Marcos Creek that runs over both streets. The $100 million project is being paid for largely with Federal Highway Administration money, and the federal agency has delegat-
ed oversight of the project to Caltrans. The council's vote on June 26 authorized City Manager Jack Griffin to award the contract as soon as Caltrans signs off on the pact, which could be as early as six weeks. City officials said the construction manager will oversee the entire project, which also includes the widening of Discovery Street, construction of a promenade area and environmental mitigation. “They will be managing the project from cradle to grave in terms of the construction side of it,” City Manager Jack Griffin said. “The project ... is well beyond city staff's capability.” City Council members pulled the item from its consent agenda, where it would have been approved without discussion, to recognize the importance of the step. “This is a pretty good
milestone for the infrastructure of the city,” City Councilman Chris Orlando. “I didn't want it to pass without a little bit of recognition.” Griffin said if the timeline holds, the city could go to bid for the actual contractor and could select the contractor by the end of the year. Residents could see construction start as early as spring 2019, with completion expected two years later. Improving the infrastructure around San Marcos Creek is part of a multipronged revitalization of what the city has dubbed the “creek district.” Two large affordable housing developments have gone in on the area's eastern edge, and the city is currently retooling the master plan for the remainder of the district, after a consultant warned that it relied too heavily on retail.
Elderly woman rescued from burning mobile home ESCONDIDO — Firefighters in Escondido rescued a woman from her burning mobile home, department officials said last week. The blaze erupted around 8:40 a.m. June 20 inside the mobile home at 1530 East El Norte Parkway, Escondido Battalion Chief
Mike Bertrand said. “The first arriving engine reported a light smoke coming from the mobile home and an elderly female attempting to evacuate with a walker,” Bertrand said. “The crew was able to safely evacuate the resident, who suffered minor injuries and was transported to Palomar
Medical Center.” Firefighters then took aggressive action to contain and control the flames, which they were able to knock down in about 40 minutes. The cause of the fire was under investigation. No firefighters were injured. — City News Service
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First TERI Horse Show showcases equestrian therapy program By Christina Macone-Greene
SAN MARCOS — Guests at the first annual TERI Horse Show at the nonprofit’s 20-acre property in San Marcos were afforded an opportunity to learn more about TERI does to enhance the lives of those with special needs. The morning event took place at the organization’s Harriet E. Pfleger Equestrian Center Ashley Klein is the creative content developer at TERI, which stands for Training Education Research Innovation. She said the day showcased TERI’s equestrian therapy program in addition to the campus’ current and future programs designed for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, their families and the public. “Guests experienced a snippet
of what the TERI Campus of Life will offer, with sales of handmade art and crafts, a live TERI Artist, a farm stand stocked with organic produce grown at TERI’s urban farms for guests to take home, and live music by performing arts students,” Klein said. “The main demonstration featured 12 riders of all ages with special needs showing off their skills on horseback and a cheering crowd. The riders were just a few of the hundreds who partake in equestrian therapy and skill building as part of TERI’s 19 unique training opportunities, education and support programs.” Klein said TERI Inc. is a nonprofit that opened its doors in 1980 with the purpose of changing the way the world sees and empowers people with special needs. “TERI specializes in setting
quality standards for individuals of all ages with a wide range of developmental and learning disabilities and supporting their families. TERI serves more than 800 clients in Southern California with more than 19 programs based at its main campus in Oceanside, California, along with 12 residential homes throughout San Diego County,” she said, adding that the nonprofit has been recognized both nationally and internationally. Klein explained that the June 2 event was not a direct fundraiser, but instead, a cultivation event to introduce potential donors to TERI. It offered guests a springboard into TERI’s vision for its capital campaign, the Campus of Life. “The TERI Campus of Life is designed to be an innovative, university-like environment that
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will build upon TERI’s successful model programs and services that empower individuals with developmental disabilities and serve as an inclusive center for the local community,” Klein said. She also added that the public would have access to its various entities such as its performing arts and music center, the aquatic center, the health and wellness fitness center. “TERI is currently fundraising to meet a $500,000 challenge grant from the Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation for a projected $1.5 million total gift from the foundation for the final phase of campus construction, beginning late this summer,” Klein said. Co-hosting the June 2 event was Shari Sapp, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, who is also on the TERI
board of trustees. “It was a beautiful day — full of joy and laughter and celebration, Sapp said. “people who attended cheered the riders and enjoyed listening to the TERI band while they socialized and shopped for TERI produce and art. TERI provides a critical service to people with special needs and their families by providing care, education, activities and opportunities.” Sapp added that she supports the TERI Campus of Life because it has the potential to be a wonderful resource in the community where individuals of all abilities can come together to learn from one another and enjoy each other’s talents. For more information on TERI and the TERI Campus of Life, visit www.teriinc.org.
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Long Beach cemetery celebration a spirited affair hit the road e’louise ondash
ome for the Queen Mary. Stay for the cemetery. OK, the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau might hesitate to adopt this slogan, but it does shine a light on the diversity of things to do in this city, including visiting a historic cemetery and attending a party on its grounds. I'm talking about Sunnyside Cemetery, important because it is the resting place of some notables in Long Beach’s history. Part of the cemetery's story is, well, sad. The tale includes a caretaker who absconded with funds that supported the cemetery. This lack of money has caused the grounds to fall into a degree of ruin. One groundskeeper and a manager are doing their best to maintain, but caring for the 131 acres is overwhelming. “This cemetery, being the second-oldest in the city, is the home to 16,300 souls, many of whom played a significant part in the creation of Long Beach as a city,” says resident Martin Svab. “It’s also home
to many veterans dating as far back as the Civil War. Maintaining the cemetery is maintaining the memory and spirit of those who came before us and preserving the rich history of its inhabitants.” The importance of Sunnyside prompted Svab and his girlfriend/business partner to try to help. “(We) moved to Long Beach three-and-a-half years ago from Los Angeles and instantly fell in love with the historic cemetery,” he explains. “With our background with craft brewing and event production, we thought it would be a perfect fit to host a classy beer/wine/cider festival and fundraiser for the cemetery.” Called Festival Obscura, the event will be held noon to 5 p.m. June 30 and will include lots of local artists, authors, collectibles vendors, musicians and food. Svab hopes to make the event the first of an annual celebration and fundraiser. Lynette Aldapa plans to be there. A longtime Long Beach resident, the elementary school teacher spends some of her off time telling fortunes with tarot cards in Songbird, a gift and artworks boutique in the Retro Row neighborhood. “I feel more like a counselor and a healer,
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Because of an unscrupulous board member who stole the funds that were set aside for Sunnyside Cemetery’s upkeep, the 131 acres of land have, in many areas, gone to seed. A June 30 fundraiser at the Long Beach cemetery is hoping to help. Photo by E’Louise Ondash
even for the short time I'm with people,” she told us on the Sunday we visited. Aldapa loves the neighborhood because of its diversity — both of the residents and visitors. “They are different in age, race, belief systems, sexualities and cultures,” she said. The school teacher also understands the importance of Sunnyside Ceme-
tery because “Long Beach’s significant people are buried there.” When planning the upcoming festival, “we knew this type of festival had never been done on the grounds of a California cemetery, and we want to make it more than just another beer festival. And for the record, the vendors and booths will be on the roadways that run through
the cemetery, not on actual burial plots.” Visit www.festivalobscura.com and www.visitlongbeach.com. Long Beach is a 90-minute drive from North County. Historic Sunnyside Cemetery is at 1095 Willow Street. Take Interstate 405, exit Atlantic Avenue and go south three blocks. For more photos of Sunnyside Cemetery, visit www.face-
In 2019, the country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. In commemoration of this event, the Union Pacific Railroad is rebuilding one of its massive steam engine, known as the Big Boy, one of the world’s largest locomotives. These coal-fired engines were produced between 1941and 1944, were almost 133 feet long, and weighed more than a million pounds. Each cost what would be $4.4 million today. Big Boys were replaced by diesel-electric locomotives in 1959. In was 2014 that Big Boy No. 4014, which had been sheltered in a Pomona, California, museum, was moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming. This is where the Union Pacific keeps other special-event engines, according to a story by online Atlas Obscura. This Big Boy is undergoing a “massive” rebuild and restoration, with a goal of completion by the 150th anniversary date of May 10. The Big Boy’s first trip is expected to be to Promontory, Utah, where the ceremonial Golden Spike was driven in 1869. Have an adventure to share? Email eondash@ coastnewsgroup.com.
Hindu temple construction moves ahead REGION — Construction of a Hindu temple will soon begin near Escondido, as the Board of Supervisors on June 20 voted unanimously to deny neighbors’ request to halt the project. Community members filed an appeal after the county Planning Commission in February approved a major land use permit for the proposed Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation temple project. They were concerned that the temple may increase traffic and have a “negative impact on community character.” Their arguments concerned disparate topics such as the project’s proximity to a groundwater source, the landscaping, the number of people who were notified of the project and alleged inconsistencies in county staff reports which recommended the board vote to move forward with the project. The temple will be built on 10 acres of a vacant 19acre plot north of and adjacent to Old San Pasqual Road and south of State Route 78, in an unincorporated area between Escondido and San Diego’s San Pasqual Valley. “This is an issue of noncompatibility in this semi-rural agricultural area,” said neighbor Hiram Andrade. “This should not be the activity presented as you’re entering the San Pasqual Valley area.” But the supervisors were unanimous in their view that county staff had abided by all laws and regulations in approving the project.
Supervisor Ron Roberts suggested that some of the opposition may have come from those unfamiliar with Hinduism. The religion is the most widely practiced one in India and many Hindus in San Diego are of Indi-
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an descent. “I don’t think that because we have trouble pronouncing people’s names that’s a reason to turn down a project,” Roberts said.
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T he C oast News - I nland E dition the Switchfoot Bro-Am day June 30 of surfing and music, raising funds for kids in need with surf contests, surf joust sessions from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., beach vendors and music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Moonlight Beach, 400 B St., Encinitas. Details at http://broam. org/events/.
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The free 2018 Summer Music Series at The Forum Carlsbad presents the Reggae, Soca and Caribbean music of Upstream from 1 to 4 p.m. June 30 in the Anthropologie Court, 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad. For full details, visit eventsforumcarlsbad.com. CHAMBER MUSIC
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The Carlsbad Friends of the Arts and the city of Carlsbad are hosting “Janell Cannon: Stellaluna” in honor of the 25th anniversary of the popular children’s book. A free opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 30 at Cannon Art Gallery, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman fires up the Moonlight The exhibit will be on dis- Beach crowd at last year’s Switchfoot Bro-Am. The annual play through Aug. 19. surfing and music event, which raises money for kids in need, is Saturday. Photo by Pat Cubel
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Symptoms and Treatment Options for BPH By Dr. Jason Phillips, Urologist
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a common condition where the prostate enlarges as men get older. Over 70 percent of men in their 60s experience BPH symptoms and the condition affects more than 500 million men worldwide! BPH occurs when the prostate, an organ found at the base of the bladder, becomes enlarged and blocks the flow of urine from the bladder through the urethra. While BPH is a benign (non-cancerous) condition, it can cause loss of productivity and sleep, depression and decreased quality of life. Many times patients remark to me how many of their friends are currently being treated but they never even knew about it! It is very common so talk about it with your wife, your friends or your doctor. Many men who experience mild symptoms may choose to do nothing or “watchfully wait” before taking action. BPH SYMPTOMS It is common for men with BPH to experience symptoms such as: • A frequent need to urinate both day and night • Weak or slow urinary stream • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder • Difficulty or delay in starting urination • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate • A urinary stream that stops and starts BPH TREATMENT OPTIONS Treatment options for BPH range from medications to open surgery, with a variety of minimally invasive options in between. MEDICATIONS Medications for BPH include alpha blockers which relax the muscles around the neck of the bladder, making it easier to urinate, and alpha-reductase inhibitors which act to shrink the prostate. While medications can be helpful in relieving symptoms for some men, patients must continue taking them longterm to maintain the effects. Unfortunately, some patients may suffer side effects including dizziness, headaches, or sexual dysfunction. And while medication is a viable option and some men are satisfied with their results, others may not get adequate relief of their
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symptoms. Over 17 percent of men on medication for BPH discontinue treatment early for reasons such as being dissatisfied with side-effects or not getting adequate symptom relief. THERMOTHERAPIES Thermotherapies are minimally invasive treatments where heat energy such as microwave or radiofrequency is applied to destroy prostate tissue. Less invasive than TURP, these treatments are generally safe, can be performed under local anesthesia and provide moderate symptom relief for some patients. Applying high heat to the prostate can cause tissue swelling and uncomfortable urinary symptoms during the healing period. Symptom relief does not occur immediately, and patients often need to have a catheter that is attached to a urine bag inserted into their bladder during the recovery period. TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF THE PROSTATE (TURP) Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most common surgery to treat BPH. During this procedure, patients undergo general anesthesia and prostate tissue is removed leaving a cavity in place of the obstructive prostate tissue. Patient’s often stay in the hospital overnight and have a catheter post-operatively. Symptom relief may not occur immediately, but patients can expect long term symptom relief after recovery from surgery. Unfortunately, with resection of the prostate with the TURP procedure, there is the possibility of long-term side effects such as dry orgasm (retrograde ejaculation), erectile dysfunction, or incontinence (leaking of urine). Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate (PVP) Laser procedures called photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) are performed with the Greenlight laser. The Greenlight laser PVP
lessens the bleeding risks of traditional TURP and is often a better option depending on several factors including prostate size and patient health. I perform this as an outpatient surgery. My patients experience a high success rate in reducing their symptoms and a quicker recovery time as compared to the TURP surgery. UROLIFT SYSTEM The UroLift® System is a revolutionary minimally invasive procedure to treat an enlarged prostate and has the quickest recovery time. FDA approved in 2013, it is a simple procedure that does not require any cutting, heating, or removal of prostate tissue. I perform the UroLift procedure both in the office setting and at Tri-City Medical Center. The UroLift device lifts away enlarged prostate tissue so it no longer blocks the urethra with tiny implants to hold the tissue in place, like tiebacks on a window curtain. The procedure is a safe and simple treatment option that offers rapid symptom relief for men suffering from
BPH – it is a mechanical solution to a mechanical problem. Benefits of the UroLift System include the ability to be performed in the office setting without an overnight stay and avoiding the need for catheter while preserving sexual function. No cutting, heating, or removal of tissue is performed. Numerous clinical studies involving hundreds of patients across the world have demonstrated that the UroLift procedure provides a similar level of symptom relief (compared with other BPH procedures), with fewer side effects. NEXT STEPS FOR PATIENTS WITH BPH Not every treatment is right for every patient. Medications are the starting block for patients with BPH. The goal of any treatment is to relieve symptoms so you can get back to your life and resume your daily activities. Patients who do not want to start or continue their BPH medication, or patients who do not want to undergo major surgery, should consider the minimally invasive UroLift procedure as an alternative. For others with a larger obstructing prostate, other therapies such as the Greenlight laser should be considered. If you are interested in learning more about BPH, please give me a call and I can walk you through your options when it comes to the TURP, Greenlight laser, and Urolift procedures as treatment options. During Men’s Health Month I am giving talks on BPH on Wednesday June 8 at noon at Tri-City Medical Center and also on Thursday June 30 at the Tri-City Wellness Center. Your success is my success. If you or someone you know is suffering from their urinary symptoms please give me a call at 855.222.8262 today! * Dr. Phillips with will be speaking on BPH, Wednesday, June 27 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center located at 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Enjoy a complimentary lunch while learning about BPH. Lecture is open to the public, call to RSVP 760.230.8662 by June 22.
Hear a free chamber music concert at 2:30 p.m. June 30 at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, with several ensemble performance groups from the North Coast Symphony Orchestra playing music by Mozart, Beethoven and Dvorak. For more information, visit northcoastsymphony. com or call (760) 753-3003.
The 25-member iPalpiti Orchestra, conducted by Eduard Schmieder, will perform 7:30 p.m. July 5 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas. For tickets and information, visit ipalpiti. org/ipalpiti-festival-2018/.
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The “Puttin’ Down Roots” music series at the Lyric Court of the Center for the Arts, Escondido, will run every Friday in July, starting with the Moonlight Trio, from 7 to 9 p.m. July 6 at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. No RSVP is required and admission is free, but RSVPs will be given priority seating. Seating at bistro tables is also availJULY 1 able for $12 or $40 for a taPATRIOTIC MUSIC ble for four. Tickets at (800) Start the holiday with 988-4253or online at http:// “The Torch is Passed” a artcenter.org/event/puttinfree patriotic musical to roots-moonlight-trio/. be held at 10:45 a.m. July 1 at Carlsbad Community FAMILY, MUSIC AND FUN Church, 3175 Harding St., Tickets are now availCarlsbad. The musical fea- able for the Friends of tures the Celebration Choir Oceanside Parks Family and Orchestra. For more Friendly Concerts throughinformation, call (760) 729- out the month of July on 2331 or visit 3c.org Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. July 8 through July 29 at JAZZ PIANIST Heritage Park, 220 Peyri The Encinitas Library Drive, Oceanside. The Ice presents jazz performer, Cream Parlor will be open classical pianist and com- for the event. Bring a picnic poser Joshua White 2 to 3 and a beach chair or blanp.m. July 1 at the Encinitas ket. For information, visit Library Community Room, oceansiderec.com or call 540 Cornish Drive, Encini- (760) 435-5041. tas. For more information, visit encinitaslibfriends.org BOOKS AS ART or call (760) 753-7376. During the Oceanside First Friday Art Walk, Oceanside Museum Of Art JULY 2 hosts “Focus On Fokos” OCEANSIDE ART CAMP from 5 to 8 p.m. July 6 at 704 There is still time to Pier View Way, Oceanside. sign up for summer art After touring David Fokos: camp for young artists in The Book Pages Project, grades 1-5 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. pay homage to books as art. July 9 to Aug. 10 at the Oceanside Museum of Art, . Cost is $350 per week. En- ONGOING EVENTS roll at http://oma-online. FAMILY FUN org/camp/. AT BOTANIC GARDEN The San Diego Botanic Garden hosts Thursday JULY 3 Family Fun Night with live MUSICAL AUDITIONS entertainment from 4:30 to Sisterhood Theatre 8 p.m. through Aug. 30 at will be producing a holiday 230 Quail Gardens Drive, musical production featur- Encinitas. The event is ing Christmas and Hanuk- free with paid admission/ kah numbers, dancing and membership. Families are comedy and auditions for invited to pack up the kids singers and dancers will and enjoy some outdoor fun be Sept. 14 through Sept. at San Diego Botanic Gar16. The musical opens end den. For details, visit sdbof November through Dec. garden.org/thursnight.htm 16 in San Marcos. Call (619) 846-7416 for appointment GALLERY OFFERS FINE ART or e-mail carlyn3star@outThe COAL Gallery look.com. monthly free fine art show for June is “Movement” Theme: Show-in-Show, JULY 4 with featured artist Ursula Schroter, through July 1, every day except Tuesday at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 104, Carlsbad. ART OF THEIR LIVES
North County artists Robert and Katherine Bender host a display of mixed mediums at “Karob, the Story of our Lives” until Aug. 7 at the Encinitas Public Library, 540 Cornish Drive. More information: karobstudios.com/.
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trol and discipline will help you achieve whatever you set out to do. Refuse to let anyone talk you into something that feels off. Risk and extravagance should be avoided.
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Greater stability will help you follow through with your plans. Take hold of whatever situation you face and step up and make decisions that will encourage a better life. Sharing common interests with the people you spend the most time with will encourage personal fulﬁllment.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Look over investments, contracts and changes you are thinking of making that could upset your ﬁnancial status. Don’t let anyone act on your behalf.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Make decisions that will inﬂuence your status or position. Positive gains are possible if you have done the proper groundwork. Don’t expect everyone to support your efforts.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Don’t follow someone who tends to be extravCANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Size up a agant or indulgent. Focus on improving situation and make adjustments that will your health, lifestyle and relationships put you in the driver’s seat. Taking con- with stabilizing and trustworthy people. trol will help you avoid unwanted change, PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Helping lavish expenses and manipulative inter- others will end up beneﬁting you, as well. ference. Compromise should be your means of
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Erratic behavior will result in a hard-to-ﬁx mistake. Concentrate on stabilization, not on promoting chaos. Put your time, effort and energy into work, getting along with your peers and positive change.
getting others to pitch in and grant you favors. Home improvements are encouraged.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Take part in events that provide an outlet for your pent-up energy. Blowing off steam will help you ignore individuals who tend to grate on your nerves. Focus on getting along.
close to you. Make love, not war, and live life moderately.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Getting along with your superiors and peers will be necessary to avoid a setback. Be paVIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Make time tient and willing to listen, and mull over for short trips, networking and learning all what’s being offered. Relax with a loved you can from the experts you encounter one. along the way. Personal improvement will TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Set your result if you are willing to try something plans in motion. Keep busy and do your new. best to avoid an argument with someone GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Live and learn. The experiences you have will broaden your outlook and give you incentive to adjust your current living or working SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Con- arrangements. Romance is highlighted.
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Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. BROTHERS SELL APP
Airtab announced it had agreed to acquire national millennial startup Barhero from North County residents and founders Wyatt Oren, 25, and Davis Oren, 22. Barhero was built to let consumers know what is trending and restaurants, bars and breweries to get the word out through social media. HAERLE BACK FROM IRELAND
Carlsbad resident Eliese Haerle spent the Spring 2018 semester in Ireland as part of a study abroad group from Miami University in Oxford, Miami is ranked third among public doctoral institutions nationwide for students studying abroad. HARRAH’S GIVES GRANT
San Diego Oasis, a nonprofit organization that promotes successful and healthy aging with office locations in Escondido and La Mesa, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Harrah’s Resort Southern California. The Harrah’s AllIn 4 Change event selected San Diego Oasis for their intergenerational literacy tutoring program that encourages older adults to work with at-risk children to improve reading skills and self-esteem.
thanks to the dozens of volunteers who help run it. They do things like work the front desk, help in the computer lab and lead activities. San Marcos and CSUSM recently joined forces to launch Democracy in Action, a program that lets university students tackle city issues. Unlike an internship, students are DETOUR SALON ANNIVERSARY not given direction—but instead, Detour Salon, at 594 S. Coast make research-based recommenHighway, Encinitas, is celebrating dations, more like a consultant. its 20th anniversary. New clients can get a coupon for a $20 haircut NEW CATHOLIC SCHOOL HEAD with select stylists. Carmel Valley Resident, Lauren Lek, is the first layperson to SCIENCE GRANT FOR CSUSM lead the 136-year-old Academy of Cal State San Marcos was Our Lady of Peace. Prior to servselected for the Howard Hughes ing at OLP, Lek was the principal Medical Institute Inclusive Excel- at her alma mater, Moreau Catholence Initiative, which provides $1 lic High School in Northern Calimillion in grant support over five fornia. years. The Inclusive Excellence Initiative aims to engage all stu- GOLD FOR FISH MARKET dents in science. The Fish Market, at 640 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach and CARLSBAD’S CONNECTMED San Diego, received the Gold MeConnectMed International, a dallion Award for Best Casual SeaCarlsbad-based nonprofit dedicat- food Restaurant in San Diego and ed to bringing healthcare to un- Top of the Market (downtown) rederserved parts of the world, will ceived the Gold Medallion Award host Camp Cosmos, the county’s for Best Fine Dining Seafood first free therapeutic and recre- Restaurant at the Annual Gold ational day camp for children with Medallion Awards Dinner, orgacraniofacial differences and their nized by the California Restaurant families from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Association’s San Diego Chapter. July 22 at Camp Cahito in Balboa Park. NEW CHEF L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 NEW CSUSM HOOPS COACH Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, anThe Cal State San Marcos nounced the appointment of Colmen’s basketball head coach B.J. lin Leaver as chef de cuisine. He Foster announced Wednesday the will collaborate with the resort’s hiring of Kevin Williamson as the executive chef Nathan Lingle on Cougars' new assistant coach. Wil- menu development, combining his liamson served as the Dixie State Italian influences with fresh ingreassistant coach under Jon Judkins. dients to create menus.
gna, Mona Urban and Chad Richmond, have been nominated for nine Emmys in a number of categories by the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, at the San Diego Film Festival awards.
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Coast Highway 101, Suite B, Encinitas. The Patio on 101 will serve American classic bites with a twist. and will be open Tuesday through Sunday for weekday lunch, happy hour, dinner, late night and weekend brunch. For more information about The Patio on 101 visit thepatioon101.com. SCHOLARSHIPS IN VISTA
The Woman’s Club of Vista recently presented scholarships to Vista students, including Michael Katsaros and Tyra Tate from Vista High School; Elizabeth Rojas Gallegos, Gabriela Hernandez and Levi Widmark of Mission Vista High School; Luke Gonzales, Paulin Milkowski and Carson Menkes of Rancho Buena Vista High; Emely Ramos Alina Molloy Martin Sanchez from Guajome Park Academy; Shannyn Thomas from North County Trade Tech and Rosalia Carenas from Murray High School. GRANTS FOR THE CLUB
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside received $5,000 in grant funding from Southern California Edison to enhance their “Be Great: Graduate” mentoring program. The club also received $2,500 from Lexus to support academic success for Club youth through the Academic Achievement Hour program. NEW DOCTOR AT HALLIDAY
The Halliday Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness, a group of licenced therapists and psychologists in Encinitas, are announcing the addition of Dr Denise Reeves, Psy.D. to their team of specialised clinicians. Reeves can PALOMAR EMMY NOMINATED LOVE THOSE VOLUNTEERS PATIO ON 101 be reached at (760) 635-3310, ext. Palomar College TV producSan Marcos Senior ActiviThe Patio Group announced 109 or by calling (760) 635-3310 or tion staff Ashley Olson, Chris ty Center serves about 7,000 se- the opening of a North County lo- at info@psychotherapyandwellGaris, Bill Wisneski, Luke Bisa- nior residents per month, largely cation, The Patio on 101 at 345 S. ness.com.
RSF historic home tour set for July 14 By Christina Macone-Greene
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society’s annual historic home tour is July 14. This year, it is partnering with the Women in Architecture Palomar Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Attendees of the home tour will visit six homes that are described as vintage in addition to a property designed by renowned architect Lillian Rice. The homes have not been publicly identified but will include Spanish haciendas, pueblos and more. The ticket price is $50 per person. Ticket prices for RSF Historical Society members are $45 each. Advanced ticket purchase is required to take part in the tour. Buses will transport attendees to their destinations. “I love to see how residents are preserving the older homes in such a glamorous way. They make them suit their lifestyle, but they are not damaging the older home,” Historical Society Executive Director Sharon Alix said. Tickets are limited because these are private residences. Alix anticipates that the tour will take at least two hours to complete. To learn more about the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society Annual Home Tour or to register, visit www.rsfhs.org/shop or call (858) 756-9291.
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