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District 5 candidates talk issues

Four in running for supervisor seat By Steve Puterski

DEADLY MONTH ALONG TRAIN TRACKS San Diego County Sheriff’S Deputy Jason Burk works alongside emergency responders as they process the scene of a pedestrian fatality early Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks between South Coast Highway and South Vulcan Avenue in Encinitas. The incident marked the fourth pedestrian fatality along the railroad tracks in North County in the last month, a spate that again has raised the question of what officials can do to make the tracks less accessible to the public. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram

Student fatally struck by car while walking near high school By City News Service

SAN MARCOS — A weekend crash involving two students near Mission Hills High Schools left a teenage girl dead a month shy of graduation. Friends and classmates identified the victim as senior Lauren Wolford, who was expected to graduate June 14. She was walking near the school around 11 a.m. May 12 when a sedan whose driver apparently lost control jumped a sidewalk, striking her on the north sidewalk of East Mission Road, sheriff’s officials said. She died at the scene.

Multiple media outlets reported the driver of the black BMW sedan involved in the crash was a sophomore or junior baseball player at the high school. Sheriff’s officials said he was not seriously injured in the crash, which left the front end of the car smashed into a wall. School Principal Courtney Goode sent a recorded phone message to parents Saturday afternoon confirming that a student had died in a traffic accident, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. She informed them that crisis counselors would be available to students and

staff beginning May 14. San Marcos Unified School District Superintendent Melissa Hunt said in a statement that district officials were making arrangements “to support our Grizzly families in the wake of this tragedy.” Hunt said counselors, social workers and psychologists from inside and outside the district would be at the school as long as the need persisted. “This is a terrible loss and our hearts go out to our student’s family in what we know must be unimaginable grief,” Hunt said in her statement.


Speaking to CBS8, Hunt said, “There are no words. We just weep with the family.” A memorial for Wolford sprouted up near the campus over the weekend, with mourners dropping off candles, flowers, stuffed animals, photographs and hand-written notes. Tributes also poured in on social media. The deadly accident was still under investigation, and deputies asked anyone with information on the crash to call the Sheriff’s Department’s San Marcos substation at (760) 510-5295.

REGION — It is a four-person race to fi ll the seat left by San Diego County Board of Supervisor Bill Horn in District 5. Vying for the seat are republican Mayor Jim Desmond of San Marcos and Oceanside City Councilman Jerry Kern. For the democrats, legislative analyst Michelle Gomez of Oceanside and Jacqueline Arsivaud, chairwoman of the Elfin Forest/Harmony Grove Town Council. If no candidate receives 50 percent plus one of the vote, the top two will run off in the November general election. The primary is June 5 and the district consists of about 620,000 residents. For District 5, though, it will be the first time in 24 years someone other than Horn will represent much of North County. It is the largest district, spanning from Camp Pendleton south to Carlsbad, and east through Vista, San Marcos, Valley Center and Borrego Springs. The county faces numerous issues, especially in North County, where housing, economic development and transportation are areas of financial support, improvement and expansion. The Coast News spoke with each candidate about how they would approach TURN TO DISTRICT 5 ON 30

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Only Losers Litter Trash Walks aim to clean city By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — Several times a year, Vistans hit the streets with the goal of keeping Vista litter-free. Since its inception in 2017, Only Losers Litter Trash Walks have had 331 participants for its eight community trash pick-up events. Now in its second year, has had four trash clean-up walks with 100 people taking part in the day. The next trash pickup is slated for May 20. Only Losers Litter is a team effort championed by The Backfence Society and The Woman's Club of Vista. The idea for Only Losers Judy Pantazzo, Alexis Panchevre, Sarah Spinks and Nancy Litters came from Sarah Jones encourage other Vistans to take part in the Only Losers Spinks, the president of Litter Trash Walk. The next pickup is May 20. Courtesy photo the Backfence Society, who

has lived in Vista her entire life. “Only Losers Litter comes from a pop-up art event the Backfence put together in October of 2015,” Spinks said. “The pop-up art event was around Halloween and based on the idea that trash is scary and most scary because there is no day that passes that I don’t find trash littered all over town, or anywhere I go really.” Spinks said when she was collecting trash for the October art installations event, she noticed all the garbage she gathered from her very short daily walk taking her son to school. “We parked maybe two blocks from the school,

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but I was always able to fi ll a five-gallon bucket with garbage,” she said. “Then I would walk around my neighborhood, and there would be no shortage of litter. I sadly joked about how the medium of trash was so abundant.” On her trash walks, Spinks said she noticed the attention she would receive from drivers and other walkers. So, she decided to make the most of it by dressing more outlandishly. “I made a glittery gold cape, put on pink gloves, wore a massive sun hat and gaudy sunglasses,” she said. “From this, the idea to make cleaning up litter performance art came about. Talking about all the trash I was picking up, got me thinking about what a loser behavior it is and from there the tagline, ‘Only Losers Litter’ was born.” Spinks believed that making the trash pick-up a spectacle was a positive action that was in and of itself infectious to other Vistans who became eager to join. “My friend Alexis Panchevre, who is now the director of the Only Losers Litter program under Backfence, and I went out to lunch one day where she expressed how she wanted to get seriously involved in the effort,” she said. “Also, Judy Pantazzo from the (Vista) Woman’s Club wanted to sponsor the program with a $500 grant. Out of these serendipitous actions, the idea that we would meet once a month and invite people to pick up trash with us came to be. I think what is so successful about our events is how simple it is. Meet up with us and go clean up trash — it’s not hard to find.” Nancy B. Jones, a longtime Vista resident and also

the first vice president of The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC, said the club donated to support the development of the Only Losers Litter Trash Walk website. Jones also helps coordinate the community trash events via email. Jones said the club continues to be a sponsor of the walks. Jones attended the first trash walk in 2017 and to date has participated in 10 of them. “Sarah is an amazing inspiration with her civic involvement on the Arts Commission and with the Backfence Society clubhouse promoting art events and meetings,” Jones said. Jones shared that on average, the community trash clean-up walks has 20 to 30 participants each time. The events last about an hourand-a-half. Supplies such as gloves, pickers and trash bags are provided. “Only Losers Litter is all about citizens taking responsibility for cleaning up trash here in Vista,” Jones said. “Every month, we remove at least 10 bags of trash and recyclables from an area of our city. “We cover what no one else is taking care of like ordinary litter, discarded furniture and clothing and lots of cigarette butts and plastic water bottle caps,” she added. Participants have also been coined “the caped community crusaders.” People of all ages come pitch in — and they cover a lot of ground. According to Jones, the first trash walk was based at the NCTD Transit Center in January 2017. Since that time, these caped community crusaders have covered areas such as Shadowridge and North

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49th District candidates discuss top issues at forum By Wendy Vurik

OCEANSIDE — Eleven of the 16 candidates running for the 49th District Congressional primary participated in a candidate forum May 15 at St. Mary’s School. Organized and moderated by the League of Women Voters, the forum was not attended by presumptive Republican front-runner Rocky Chavez or other Republican candidates Kristen Gaspar, Diane Harkey or Brian Maryott. Democrat Mike Levin also did not attend. Democrats Doug Applegate, Sara Jacobs and Paul Kerr, Republicans Craig Nordal, David Medway, Joshua Schoonover and Mike Schmitt as well as Josh Hancock (Libertarian), Jordan Mills (Peace & Freedom), Danielle St. John (Green Party) and independent Robert Pendleton fielded written questions from the crowd of around 150. The absence of the front-runner Republicans was a disappointment to some who attended. Alex Dearana-Lemica of Encinitas came to the forum to “see the whole field of candidates.” “I want to see all perspectives,” he said. His top areas of concern are education and the environment as well as the fiscal ideas and

budgeting strategies the candidates have. “I want to know their nitty gritty policy.” The questions raised covered campaign funding and pandemic outbreaks to Oceanside homelessness and San Onofre’s spent fuel disposal. The crowded field offered wide-ranging views. There was a consensus on reform needed to campaign funding and Citizens United super packs and removing San Onofre’s spent fuel from the San Clemente site as soon as possible. The most telling question of the night involved the candidates narrowing their top two pressing issues for the 49th District and what would be their first piece of legislation. Republican Mike Schmitt focused on immigration reform and lowering the cost of health care, while moderate independent Robert Pendleton would seek to eliminate state licensing boards to allow a national system. Democrat Sara Jacobs chose universal health care and addressing homelessness. Democrat Doug Applegate warned of a run up to war against Iran as a primary concern. With registered voters in the district nearly evenly split between the Republi-

Candidates in the crowded 49th District primary assembled at St. Mary’s School in Oceanside to field voter questions on Tuesday night. Eleven of the 16 candidates were on hand. Photos by Wendy Vurik

can and Democratic parties, this year’s “jungle primary” of the 49th District could be a close call. The June 5 election will determine the two highest vote-getters — regardless of party — who will run for election to the seat in the November general election. The swing vote will come from an estimated 21 percent of undecided voters. Four of the 16 candidates are not affiliated with either Democrats or Republicans and are campaigning due to what they see as a broken system. Independent candidate

Robert Pendleton expressed frustration at the two-party system that precludes him from being invited to some candidate forums or getting much media attention. Pendleton started his own party, K9, in 2016 as a response to having to “compromise my own values” to vote for one candidate or another. Running on a moderate platform eliminating gerrymandering and restricting term limits, Pendleton feels he has a shot at being one of those top vote-getters. “With such a large field, it might give me an advantage,” he said.


Democrat Doug Applegate, right, who narrowly lost to Rep. Darrell Issa in the 2016 election, spoke with voters after the candidate forum.

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Janus decision could change California politics

F Better roads without higher taxes By Marie Waldron

Even before the recent increase, Californians were paying some of the highest gasoline taxes in the United States. Despite this, our highways were consistently rated among the nation’s worst, and we were told a drastic tax increase would be necessary to fix the problem. But is that really true? Well no, it’s not. Alternatives we are working on, which would generate billions for transportation without raising taxes are on the table. My legislation from last session would mandate that all transportation monies actually be used for transportation. Currently, billions of dollars of your transportation dollars are being funneled off to parks, boats and other non-road uses. If we can ensure that fees and taxes paid by transportation system users are actually dedicated to fixing our roads, we can devote major funding to relieving traffic congestion without increasing taxes. So where would the money come from? To start, transportation funding would be streamlined by removing regulatory red tape that increases costs by slowing street repairs. Accountability would be improved by expanding audits for major transportation projects to make sure we’re getting maximum bang for our transportation tax buck. Revenue sources would include billions from motor vehicle sales and use taxes, existing vehicle insurance taxes, and from the return of truck weight fees, miscellaneous transportation revenues, Caltrans efficiencies, and more.

All funds would be distributed directly to transportation projects, including billions for local streets and roads, for new highway capacity and traffic relief projects, as well as for maintenance and other needs. Passage of SB 1 last year increased vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes by 12/20 cents per gallon for gasoline and diesel, with most “highway lane-capacity-increasing projects” strictly prohibited. Much of that funding is earmarked for non-highway projects including parks and apprenticeships, with no guarantee that any of the money must be spent on roads. That is why we can cut taxes and use the money as the legislature promised. As always, I support cost-effective proposals to maintain and improve state highways, without adding to the excessive tax burden on California’s long-suffering drivers.

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Most of us love animals and want to see that they are treated humanely. That’s why I’m supporting several bills this session that will help ensure the safety and well-being of pets and wildlife. It often falls to first responders to provide life-saving first aid to animals during emergency situations. This is not infrequent, as thousands of pets are rescued by firefighters and other first responders each year. Senate Bill 1305, introduced by Senator Steve Glazer (D–Orinda), would ensure that first responders

and their employees cannot be held liable for civil damages or criminal prosecution if they provide pre-veterinary emergency care to an injured dog or cat at the scene of an emergency. Another bill, AB 2791, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D–Torrance), speeds the adoption of impounded kittens and puppies which are currently subject to a three-day hold requirement. The animals would be made immediately available to non-profit rescue groups, relieving shelters from the need to use their limited space & resources to hold and care for them. Our love of animals does not just include the four legged variety. SB 1017, authored by Sen. Ben Allen (D–Santa Monica), would limit the use of milelong drift gillnets intended for swordfish and thresher sharks. Unfortunately other species including whales, dolphins and sea lions are often trapped in them. Much of this unintended catch, 20 percent of which is already dead, is thrown back. Since new fishing techniques have been developed that limit unintended catch, it’s time California joined Washington and Oregon in outlawing the use of large mesh drift gillnets. To follow these bills’ progress, please visit http:// www.leginfo.legislature. Minority Floor Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes Escondido, San Marcos and Vista.


DA’s attacks on challenger should not go unanswered I am outraged but not surprised at the depths to which District Attorney Summer Stephan has sunk in attacking Genevieve Jones-Wright with lies (“San Diego is Under Attack!”), smears and racist innuendo, falsely associating Jones-Wright with Antifa (“Billionaire Buys Ads for Foe of DA,” San Diego Union-Tribune, 5/05/18). Summer Stephan’s website ThreatToSanDiego is filled with false and misleading claims about Jones-Wright: “She wants to end enforcement of sex crimes; She wants to close

our prisons and let dangerous criminals walk our streets.” Summer Stephan is endorsed by law enforcement because they know she will continue protecting them from meaningful oversight. Like Donald Trump, Stephan and her backers are distracting the public and media with outrageous lies so we ignore the real issue — much-needed reform in our police agencies and criminal justice system. Dick Eiden, Vista

ew California primary elections in non-presidential election years have been so anticipated as the one that starts soon, with millions of mail-in ballots arriving in mailboxes long before the official June 5 Election Day. This vote will yield clues about who will replace Gov. Jerry Brown and begin a new era in state politics. It could also give strong inklings about whether Dianne Feinstein’s long tenure in the U.S. Senate will continue. But another June event may prove even more important to the future of California’s public affairs. This will come about mid-month, when the U.S. Supreme Court is due to deliver a decision in the landmark Illinois case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The case gets its name from Mark Janus, a child-support specialist with his state’s child welfare agency who is challenging the right of AFSCME, a huge public employee union, to collect money from workers who don’t share its political views and are not union members. This case echoes the 2016 California case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, where Anaheim elementary school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs challenged the CTA’s right to collect money from her. If Janus wins, politics and civic life in California could change dramatically. For decades, public employee unions have been a driving force in this state’s politics, financially and in providing campaign manpower. They are one big reason for the Democratic dominance in virtually all aspects of state government. Unions also have

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said this is crucial for them, as they expect soon to need to shore up worker solidarity. But things may not go quite as desired by thomas d. elias the big business interests (including major Repubdriven very tough contract lican donors like Charles bargains, empowered in and David Koch, owners of part by their huge politiKoch Industries) who have cal influence, which sees bankrolled both Janus and officials from Brown down Friedrichs. through legislative leaders Forced union dues from and key members of many non-members may stop, county boards of supervibut as they do whenever sors back them strongly. their backs are to the wall, Back in early 2016, unions can be expected to when the Friedrichs case become more militant. This was argued in Washington, could mean many more D.C., it was fairly obvious public employee strikes, after oral arguments and including bus and light rail public discussion by the drivers, sanitation workers, U.S. Supreme Court that Department of Motor Vehiunions would lose on a cles clerks, court workers, 5-4 court vote. But Justice Caltrans road repair workAntonin Scalia then died ers and many more. suddenly in a hunting lodge That would be the end and the court deadlocked, of a long era of labor peace letting unions continue essentially brought about to collect “agency fees” by unions’ political dominafrom non-members who are tion. For unions may believe nevertheless covered by they need to drive ever contracts they negotiate. tougher bargains in order to Like Friedrichs, Janus increase worker loyalty and argued this spring that drive membership up. this infringes on his First Plus, the movement Amendment rights. And it away from compelling paywas again obvious after oral ment from those who don’t arguments and comments like what’s being done with by court members that their money could spread. unions would likely lose on There could be new oba 5-4 vote, with new Justice jections to bar association Neil Gorsuch replacing dues, student fees, continuScalia. ing education for doctors One typical comment and other professionals, and indicating how this will other currently required exlikely go came from the penses that have essentially court’s frequent swing vote, been justified by the same Justice Anthony Kennedy. arguments as agency fees. He blasted unions for adThere could even be vocating “massive governmore tax resistance on ment, increasing bonded free-speech grounds from indebtedness, increasing persons opposed to governtaxes.” ment policies. Recognizing that a So Janus, like FriedJanus/Friedrichs win is richs, is a potential can of virtually certain, Brown worms, a Pandora’s Box and union-allied legislators whose backers and the Sucreated a state law giving preme Court may come to public employee unions the regret having opened. right to meet and sign up new workers at least every Email Thomas Elias 120 days. Union leaders at

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REGION — On June 5, California’s 49th Congressional District will be thrust into the national spotlight. There are 16 — yes — 16 candidates vying for Rep. Darrell Issa’s seat after the congressman announced in January he would not be seeking re-election. All the candidates will compete in a top-two primary and the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, will advance to the November general election. California’s 49th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state with portions of both Southern Orange County and western San Diego County. Here are the 16 candidates in alphabetical order:

Build bridges, not a wall, and we need comprehensive immigration reform that provides pathways to citizenship. No human being is illegal.


Retired Marine colonel, Republican member of California’s 76th State Assembly district. Chávez briefly ran for election to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barbara Boxer in 2016 Quote

“Many politicians running for office in the U.S. today hold a position based on what is politically convenient at the time. I do not. As a Libertarian, I hold to a specific political, social, and economic ideology. You will know what I believe at the beginning, middle, and end of any political career you may entrust me with. I invite you to look through my statements on the issues to find out what those beliefs are.”

their service and I will work Issues to make sure those who Hancock’s proposed suffer from PTSD have the solution to combat hometreatment and counseling lessness is to initiate church-run mental hospitals they need and that our VA with federal funding and hospitals provide the best believes there is more than care possible.” enough money to spend on Issues homeless crisis if money is Gaspar supports spent at home rather than the complete repeal of abroad. Obamacare with a health Hancock doesn’t supcare system that puts pa- port raising taxes to balance tients first, drives down the federal budget, supports costs and eliminates the in- legal migration and endorsdividual mandate. es building a stronger borShe supports enforce- der wall. ment of federal immigration Hancock also supports laws, including opposition to protecting students with so-called “sanctuary” laws. armed security or police ofGaspar believes elected ficers at schools. leaders have an obligation to respect the law, whether DIANE HARKEY (R) we agree with it or not. She is a strong support- Chairwoman, California State er of Armed Forces and ad- Board of Equalization for Disvocates for more resources trict 4, served three terms in for active-duty soldiers and California’s 73rd State Assembly district, corporate finance veterans. and banking.

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across the nation don’t like us and I hope to put a better face on that — to let everyone know how important we are to the overall economy.”


Worked successfully across the aisle and is the first chair of the Board of Equalization as a Republican in the past 15 years. “That’s no small feat. I’m reasonable and I’m very committed to the causes I support but I’m not crazy and I know how to count votes.” Supports repeal of California’s Senate Bill 1 aka the most recent gas tax. Harkey has made several public appearances alongside former San Diego City in support of Carl DeMaio’s Gas Tax Repeal Initiative.

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and a strong public option, as first steps of a transition. As for immigration, Jacobs is fighting for Dreamers and in passing comprehensive immigration reform. On gun violence she wants to make it harder for domestic abusers to own firearms, to prevent assaults from turning into deadly and tragic events, including crafting federal legislation that would require anyone with a temporary restraining order to forfeit their firearm.


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“American families are struggling. I’ve had to face many if not most of these SARA JACOBS (D) same struggles. We have Former junior-level govern- got to start putting working ment contractor at IEA Corp. families first!” Quote

“I never thought I would run for elected office, but this moment is too important to sit on the sidelines — we need new leaders to step up and serve. That’s why I’m running, and that’s why I’m asking for your support.”


Kerr proposes that the only way to address income and wealth inequality in this country is to make quality education from pre-kindergarten through college readily available to every child in America. As a veteran, Kerr said far too many of our nation’s veterans are struggling and deserve better. He won’t stop until they get the services and support they’ve earned. Kerr’s guiding principle is that quality health care is a basic human right, not a privilege for the

“It’s time we come together and focus on progress, not partisan politics and gridlock. We need to celebrate what unites us, not what divides us. This Issues has guided my work in the Fully enforce environstate Assembly. And it will mental regulations that guide my work in Congress, protect the ecosystems, where I’ll work for solutions natural resources and pubthat benefit us all as Amerilic health. DOUG APPLEGATE (D) cans — a strong economy, a Favors universal health strong military, rebuilding Retired Marine colonel and care and believes it’s a funour infrastructure and proQuote progressive Democrat, nardamental human right to “The state of California rowly defeated by incumbent tecting public safety and JOSHUA HANCOCK (L) have healthcare. Supports security.” national is extremely misunderstood Rep. Darrell Issa in 2016. Former Marine, Eagle Scout, letting Americans buy into Issues Quote first-time political candidate across the country. States Medicare and Medicaid, TURN TO 49TH CANDIDATES ON 6 Chávez says “peace “I believe Congress is a function of the people, by through strength” isn’t just the people, and for the peo- a slogan, but an important ple. For too long, we have truth in this increasingly sent politicians to Washing- dangerous world; believes ton, D.C., who play into the in strengthening the milicorruption of special inter- tary and expanding nationests over the needs of Amer- al defenses, to invest in our you’re looking for, and knowing what - According to icans and the nation. We troops and to ensure that you’re looking for can help you prevent industry experts, there are over 33 physical need problem solvers in our we develop and deploy the new military technology so government. We need new, little problems from growing into costly problems that will come under scrutiny positive leadership commit- that America forever stays during a home inspection when your home and unmanageable ones. ted to integrity, account- stronger than those who is for sale. A new report has been prepared ability and transparency in would harm us. Chávez supports all To help homesellers deal with this issue a Congress that is willing to which identifies the eleven most common take big-money’s influence efforts to hold federal before their homes are listed, a free of these problems, and what you should agencies accountable for out of our Government.” the money they spend, to report entitled “11 Things You Need to know about them before you list your home Issues ensure that tax dollars are Strengthen the econo- wisely invested in programs for sale. Know to Pass Your Home Inspection” has my, save the middle class that work to benefit taxpaybeen compiled which explains the issues without deficit spending. ers, opposed to the recent Whether you own an old home or a brand Applegate believes in fair 12-cent gas hike and is in involved. new one, there are a number of things gender pay and access to favor of changing the Fair that can fall short of requirements during quality health care for all Housing Act to better help To order a FREE Special Report, visit Americans. a home inspection. If not identified and veterans. or to America’s economy dedealt with, any of these 11 items could cost pends on wise investments hear a brief recorded message about how you dearly in terms of repair. That’s why it’s to build the world’s best KRISTIN GASPAR (R) to order your FREE copy of this report transportation network, Chairwoman, San Diego San critical that you read this report before you an outstanding communi- Diego County Board of Supercall toll-free 855-840-6489 and enter 1003. list your home. If you wait until the building cations system and a fully visors for District 3, first electinspector fl ags these issues for you, you will You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 integrated, nationwide, re- ed mayor of Encinitas, small business owner. Gaspar is the newable energy program. almost certainly experience costly delays days a week. U.S. mandatory sen- youngest woman ever elected in the close of your home sale or, worse, tencing laws and resulting to the board. Get your free special report NOW to learn turn prospective buyers away altogether. incarceration rates are im- Quote how to ensure a home inspection doesn’t moral, racist and socially “Support for vets and In most cases, you can make a reasonable destructive. American gov- military doesn’t stop when cost you the sale of your home. pre-inspection yourself if you know what ernment must honor its con- a soldier becomes a civilian tracts with working Ameri- — we have an obligation to This report is courtesy of CalBRE 01429607. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2018 Sponsored Content cans. support our veterans after

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wealthy few. Kerr is “100 percent pro-choice” and believes that a woman should be able to make her own private health and reproductive decisions, in consultation with her doctor. On preventing gun violence, Kerr said it’s time to stop talking and do something.


Orange County environmental attorney, Center for Sustainable Energy boardmember, co-founder of Sustain OC. Quote

(On gun violence) “It’s clear that nothing will change until we empower actual leaders to effect meaningful policy reforms in Washington. It’s past time to put people in charge who will do something to pre-empt future tragedies.” Issues

Levin supports clean energy and has more than a decade of experience in the industry, helping to accelerate the transition toward more sustainable power generation and transportation options. Stands for women’s health issues, including access to contraception and the right to make one’s own reproductive choices. Levin supports expanding Brady background checks to all gun sales, including those made over the internet and at gun shows. Also believes that we must

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ban bump stocks, while acknowledging that doing so is not a substitute for other gun violence measures.


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“For too long now, we have been watching our politicians and our parties try to go it alone. Yet the problems of the day are not simple ones with easy solutions, and they affect us all. It is arrogant and foolish to think our toughest challenges can be resolved without collaboration among the major parties, and without a whole lot of input from the American people. We know the division of parties and politicians has become a profitable business being instigated by opinionated TV and radio personalities. More and more it seems people are taking sides. Enough already …” Issues

On foreign policy, Maryott has said the United States must be the world leader, demonstrating “peace through strength,” adding the need to eliminate the defense sequester from the Budget Control Act and create a program to restart limited earmarks for critical defense projects only. Maryott wants to maintain a comfortable and clean environment, pledges to continue pressing for reforms in health care coverage and supports expanding

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A self-proclaimed “true conservative,” Schoonover believes in individual freedom, personal accountability, low taxes, small government and a strong military. While officially a Republican, Schoonover said he is independent-minded with respect to many issues, including education/federal student aid, same-sex marriage and cannabis regulation. The inland attorney wants to introduce and promote a joint resolution for a Constitutional Amendment ROBERT PENDLETON (NP) establishing congressional term limits and hopes to Ophthalmologist promote changes to MediQuote “Donkeys and ele- care and other similar laws. phants have failed. It’s time DANIELLE ST. JOHN (G) for dogs to lead.” Human rights advocate, Issues Pendleton is a propo- anti-racist, “recovering Demnent of K9, a philosophy ocrat” according to Twitter based upon the best charac- account teristics of dogs — “Uncon- Quote “One of my goals is to ditional love, simple needs create a framework for a and readiness to defend.” Pendleton said he is, new market force that will “socially progressive, fiscal- be 100 percent driven by ly conservative, militarily the populations they serve. prepared, altruistic, sover- The key element is operating under the same princieign and united.” According to his web- ples as the open software site, Pendleton hopes to un- industry. I’ve named these chain bipartisan gridlock entities open source co-opthrough compromise and eratives. Put in normal terms, an incremental change” and believes K9 principles will open source co-operative yield results such as “toler- is a business with the sole ance, security, health, hap- purpose of serving humanpiness, peace and freedom.” ity. The network of these businesses will serve and represent the collective MIKE SCHMITT (R) will of the people.” Neuroaudiologist, Issues sole proprietor practitioner St. John endorses a Quote “I am a statesman and co-operative economy as bold leader, not a politi- an answer to fix both the cian. In an era of lack of progressive concern about trust with politics I am the the morality of capitalism most trustworthy candidate and conservative concerns in the race. I am a man of of inefficient and corrupted integrity, honor, character governments. She sides with human and accomplishment with rights over any institution a unique skill set to look at our great country’s biggest or profit motive. problem; of not having a balanced budget.” Nordal holds a lifelong commitment to conservative principals and beliefs. As an Evangelical Christian, Nordal said he is a strong defender of religious liberty and will make issues of faith priority, as well as border security and immigration. Nordal supports the Tea Party Patriots, building a border wall, defunding Planned Parenthood with criminal prosecutions and supports Second Amendment protections.


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done. I didn’t want to see my neighbors deported. I didn’t want my kids to go off to war. I didn’t want to see my health care and social security taken away by DAVID MEDWAY (R) Carlsbad physician, Medical the One Percent while my Director of nonprofit commu- employment became precarious, and while people nity clinic in Vista were living on the street Quote “I support women’s homeless.” rights and the melting pot Issues According to his Faceof cultures that make up California. I support lower book account, Mills is an taxes, less government and active member of the ANthe best healthcare and ed- SWER Coalition (Act Now ucation in the world for all to Stop War and End RacAmericans at reasonable ism) in North County, a group with an emphasis on prices.” fighting “imperialism, racIssues Medway maintains ism, police brutality and there are “no do-overs” other injustices against when ill people cannot af- poor, working and marginford high quality health alized people.” The Peace & Freedom care; when nuclear material or oil spills on our beautiful party platform supports beaches; when gun violence equality, guaranteed incomes to our communities; come, end to racism, univerwhen our borders are not sal healthcare, full rights protected, and our military for non-citizens and secure is not adequately funded; housing for everyone. when outbreaks of epidemic disease come to our shores; CRAIG NORDAL (R) when political divisiveness Real estate, HOA president, turns neighbors against San Diego County Republican each other; when good jobs Party Central Committee go away, taxes spiral out of Quote “I decided to jump into control and the high cost of living diminishes our quali- this election after hearing some of the first people ty of life. who announced that either JORDAN MILLS (P&F) I could never support or Professor, union organizer who were not conservative enough. I decided the voters from Oceanside of the 49th Congressional Quote On his campaign web- District deserved to have a site, Mills said, “As long as choice of a true social and I’ve lived in this district, economic conservative and I’ve known that the con- someone with a proven regressional representation cord in business to bring in Washington had nothing common sense ideas and to do with what I wanted true traditional conservasecurity through fencing and other enhancements to maintain safety on both sides of the border.

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City, county officials meet with Trump REGION — City and county officials from across the state who oppose California's sanctuary-state law sat down with President Donald Trump on May 16 to voice their objections to the law, and they got a pep talk from the president who slammed the state for failing to crack down on illegal immigration. The officials, including San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar and Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, hailed from counties and cities that have taken stances against the law, some by joining or filing briefs in support of a Trump administration lawsuit challenging it. “Each of you has bravely resisted California’s deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws,” Trump told the group gathered in Washington, D.C. “You've gone through a lot, too, although it’s becoming quite popular what you’re doing. A law that forces the release of illegal immigrant criminals, drug dealers, gang members and violent predators into your communities. “California's law provides safe harbor to some of the most vicious and violent offenders on Earth, like MS-13 gang members putting innocent men, women and children at the mercy of sadistic criminals,” Trump said. The president listened as each of the officials attending the meeting praised the work his administration is doing to address illegal immigration and discussed their municipalities’ efforts to challenge the sanctuary state law. “The fact that we have this unsecured border is putting all of us at risk because we know that terrorists are coming in,” San Juan Capistrano City Councilwoman Pam Patterson said. Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar, whose city’s move to officially oppose the law sparked other conservative-leaning cities and municipalities to do the same, also hailed Trump’s efforts and went so far as to ask for help fending off a lawsuit by the ACLU. Trump assured Edgar that “we’re with you 100 percent” and said “if it’s at all possible” he would like to help the city fight the lawsuit. Responding to the meeting, Gov. Jerry Brown wrote on his Twitter page that Trump “is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA. Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed.” — City News Service


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Annual Strawberry Festival around the corner By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — It’s that time of year again as runners of all ages gear up for the Tri-City Medical Center Vista Strawberry 2018 Festival on May 27. Not a runner? No problem. The festival has plenty of activities, entertainment, food choices, vendors and more. Bret Schanzenbach, CEO of the Vista Chamber of Commerce, said the festival is not only for Vistans but for everybody in the surrounding communities and beyond. In its eighth year, the festival day starts with the Strawberry Run 10K, 5K and Kids’ Run first thing in the morning. “It’s a lot of fun,” Schanzenbach said. He added that when participants get to the finish line they not only get a “really cool finisher’s medal” but they also get strawberries. He said the course is beautiful, starting and ending right in the festival area in downtown Vista. “At the festival itself, we’re expecting 450 street fair vendors, six stages with live enterVista gears up for its signature event, the Tri-City tainment and contests all day Medical Center Vista Strawberry Festival, slated long,” he said. “We have a big for May 27. The eighth annual event includes a 10K, food court, huge Vista craft beer 5K and Kids’ Run. Courtesy photo garden and carnival rides.”

More than 100,000 people take part in the day. Schanzenbach said one stage is a community stage where local bands will play, dance groups will perform and martial arts aficionados can showcase their moves. To put on a festival of this magnitude, Schanzenbach said that he and his team work on the event 12 months out of the year. “We started immediately working on this one right after last year’s ended,” he said. “But it really picks up steam in October. “You see, the event keeps growing, and that’s really the reason why it takes so much of a concerted effort because the event just keeps growing and growing,” Schanzenbach said. “For instance, this year, we’ve added another street to our street fair that we’ve never had before.” The decision to add on another street was made because for the last two years the festival sold out of space. Schanzenbach explained there is a lot of preplanning behind the scenes including traffic control, city staff and more. Schanzenbach described the efforts as mas-

sive. “Between my staff and my board, the number of hours we put into this festival is huge,” he said. “We pull in the neighborhood of 300 volunteers to help make the run happen and then to help with the actual festival itself.” While so much time and dedication go into launching the festival, Schanzenbach said his team loves bringing people to downtown Vista for this signature event. “We love showing off our revitalized downtown through this event,” he said. “We had nine new restaurants that either have opened or in the process of opening in Vista this year, and seven of them are in downtown.” He added, “We have another new brewery that’s in the process of opening right now. We have this thriving, active downtown with public art that a lot of people may not know about so this festival gives us the opportunity to showcase it.” To learn more about the Tri-City Medical Center eighth annual Vista Strawberry Festival on May 27, visit

Vista High alum named Retrial ordered in death of Lyft driver CSUSM athlete of month SAN MARCOS — Cal State University San Marcos Junior Austin Ott was named Student Athlete of the Month for April, after a strong baseball season. Ott hit .418 (28-for-67) with four doubles, three triples and three home runs for the month of April. The Vista native recorded 10 multihit games and registered two saves on the mound, striking out four in 2.1 innings. Ott tallied 15 runs and 15 RBI. A 2014 graduate of Vista High School, Ott was a two-time All-Avocado West League selection, a two-time All-CIF San Diego Division Open Choice and Avoca-

1 hurt in possible gang shooting ESCONDIDO — A 20-year-old man was hospitalized May 16 for treatment of several gunshot wounds following a possibly gang-related shooting near an Escondido water tank, police said. The victim was expected to survive his injuries, which he suffered around 8:50 p.m. the night before in the 600 block of Hubbard Avenue, Escondido police Lt. Ed Varso said. That’s where police found the victim after receiving several reports of gunfire on the steep, narrow road that overlooks residential neighborhoods and leads to the Lindley Water Tank. Paramedics took the victim to Palomar Medical Center, where he was admitted in critical condition, Varso said. Detectives believe the shooting may have been gang-related, “but we’re not exactly sure what led up to it,'” he said. ­ — City News Service

do West League Pitcher of the Year, his senior year, as well as Vista High Athlete of the Year. He also earned the All-Academic team selection three times. He was a member of the team that won the league championship, the CIF championship and the state championship in 2012, and he also played basketball. The son of Corey and Elizabeth Ott, he is majoring in communication and plans on becoming a sports analyst or working in the sports industry following graduation.

REGION — A drunk motorist who fatally struck a Lyft driver tending to a sick passenger on a freeway shoulder must stand trial for a second time on murder and manslaughter charges after a first trial ended with a hung jury, a judge ruled May 11. Steven Cervantes Quintero, 25, was found guilty last month of DUI causing injury, hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license in connection with the September 2016 crash. But the jury was deadlocked 6-6 on a second-degree murder charge and 10-2 for guilt on a charge of

gross vehicular manslaughter. Judge Kenneth So on May 11 declined Quintero’s attorney's motion to dismiss those charges. Quintero will now face the accusations at a new trial. “Everyone's had a chance to argue” whether the charges should be dismissed, So said. “I understand it.” Quintero has a prior DUI conviction from November 2015. A passenger in the Lyft car, Kelly Hoffman, testified at a hearing last year that as she and two friends were headed home

about 1 a.m. in the Lyft car driven by 41-year-old Henry O. Reyes of Escondido, passenger Sarah Smith got sick and Reyes pulled onto the shoulder of eastbound state Route 94 near 28th Street to get her out of the car and give her some water. Minutes later, the Lyft car was hit from behind and Reyes — an aspiring dentist and the father of a 2-year-old child — was killed as he walked around the car to get back in. Quintero is due back in court June 11. — City News Service



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Lake San Marcos developer not fined for years of building violations


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an Diego County has warned and cited a developer four times since 2014 over building violations in a Lake San Marcos community of more than 2,000 homes. So far, the county has taken no action to impose fines that could reach more than half a million dollars. Nearby residents are frustrated with the county for not doing more to make the developer fix the violations. At issue is the construction of luxury glamping tents, a pavilion and a trail built by Citizens Development Corp., the owner of Lake San Marcos, a manmade lake surrounded by homes southwest of the city of San Marcos. Citizens Development never obtained building permits during construction four years ago, and at least one of the structures was built on land owned by a homeowners association. Citizens Development and the homeowners association – Varadero Maintenance Corp. – have been in litigation over the dispute since 2015. The developer said the case is what’s stopping the company from correcting the issues. “We’re just as frustrated – if not more – that we can’t take it up to code,” said Rob Reinhart, public relations director for Pacifica Enterprises, a real estate investment company that

The covered pavilion was the only building to have a permit. But the construction exceeded the permit’s scope and stopped in 2016. Photo by Megan Wood/inewsource

manages Citizens Development. “Unfortunately, you can stall on things with the courts, and there’s nothing we can do.” Varadero homeowners started complaining to the county in 2014, saying the developer was encroaching on their land. “We tried to stop it,” said Kip McBane, an architect and former developer who lives in the Varadero community. “We went to the county and complained while it was under construction. And the question that we have always had is, why didn’t the county come out (with) code enforcement like they do everywhere else and stop the construction before it was completed?” The land the county says Citizens Development encroached on is part of an open space easement – a legal designation that means

the space is preserved for a specific purpose. In this case, the easement is on Varadero property and was kept open as agricultural land and natural habitat. The county says the developer built a glamping tent platform and a hiking path that crossed onto the easement. The open space borders a portion of the Lake San Marcos shore and is only accessible by boat or a gravel path. A dock and a pavilion are along the shore. Citizens Development did obtain one permit for the construction it did along the shore, but it was only for rebuilding the pavilion. Vince Nicoletti, a deputy director of the county Planning and Development Services Department, said the company’s renovation exceeded the scope of the permit. In addition, the company installed unper-

mitted wooden platforms for the glamping tents, Nicoletti said. The county notified Citizens Development of code violations in 2014 and ordered the tents removed, which the company did. The company also closed off the pavilion. In all, Citizens Development has been notified four times by the county of violations. The first warning came in March 2014, and the second two months later. Then the county issued the first notice that it would be charging Citizens Development civil penalties on Aug. 3, 2016. A second notice was issued on Feb. 17, 2017. Each one was for different violations on the property. If imposed at their highest amount, the penalties would total $550,000. Reinhart said Citizens Development hasn’t been fined because the way the



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land is being used hasn’t changed. The former glamping tent structures are now picnic platforms, and the pavilion will be restored to what was permitted originally. “We’re going to bring the space up to the code of the existing permit, of what it was historically. Not turn it into a different use,” Reinhart said. “We’re going back to a picnic area that [residents have] enjoyed for 60 years.” Reinhart declined to comment on the lawsuit, but he said the company can’t fix the violations until the lawsuit filed by Citizens Development against the Varadero homeowners association is settled. Residents say they aren’t opposed to the developer improving the space, but they want some safety concerns addressed. Dottie Georgens, who bought a home in the Varadero project when she retired in 2012, said she is frustrated that the county and the developer are taking years to restore the open space. “We deserve to be treated fairly and honestly, and that’s really what I’m asking from the county” and from Citizens Development, Georgens said. She said trespassers using the hiking path have posed safety issues. Once, a group of young female hikers got lost on the trail and ended up on her patio knocking on the door at

night, Georgens said. Nicoletti said the county has not intervened more because of the ongoing litigation, and the hope that the developer and homeowners group will reach a settlement. “Our goal is compliance, not necessarily citations,” he said. “So up to this point we’ve heard both sides routinely saying that they are working actively together to try to find resolution.” The lawsuit by Citizens Development claims Varadero is violating the terms of a land lease between the two entities by not cooperating with the developer’s attempts to resolve the issue. In September, the case was taken out of court in favor of arbitration. Everett DeLano, Varadero’s lawyer, said he became aware of a potential conflict of interest in November between the arbitrator and one of the lawyers for Citizens Development. DeLano said he requested a new arbitrator on Nov. 28, and the case has stalled since then. Michael Whitton, the lawyer for Citizens Development, declined inewsource’s request to comment on the lawsuit. inewsource is an independent, investigative journalism nonprofit supported by foundations, philanthropists and readers like you.

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Helping businesses be ‘Hearing Friendly’

RIGHT: Vista Moonlight Angels Auxiliary committee chair Jane Penne-Morse and event emcee Carol Jungerheld.

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FAR RIGHT: Linda Kononchuk, Linda Bomben and Linda Levitt were among those on hand April 25. Photos by Christina MaconeGreene

Mama Mia! luncheon attracts more than 200 By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — Theater supporters gathered at the Vista Valley Country Club on April 25 for the Vista Moonlight Angels Auxiliary’s annual Spring Luncheon. The event theme of “Mamma Mia!” was a nod to the first summer production which launches on June 13. Jane Penne-Morse, the Angels’ committee chair, welcomed guests after they took their seats and Corresponding Secretary Carol Jungerheld emceed the event. Moonlight Cultural Foundation President Jeff Pashby said a few words about their organization. Also on hand were Jennifer Bradford and Justin Jorgensen-Vierela, who pre-

sented the Moonlight Star Award to Becky Kwock. For more than a decade Kwock has worked tirelessly with the Angels and Moonlight Youth Theatre. Jorgensen-Vierela took center stage once again for the live auction portion series of the day. Live auction items included a VIP Package for a San Diego Padres game, a golf package for two at the Sycuan Casino Resort, a round of golf and wine experience at the Vista Valley Country Club and a firehouse dinner for eight, otherwise known as Smokin’ Hot. According to the Moonlight Angels Auxiliary, the entity serves as a fundraising program of the Moon-

light Cultural Foundation. The foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Through fundraising and volunteering, the Angels aim to contribute to the foundation as well as the Moonlight Stage Productions. Entertainment for the afternoon was provided by a singing ensemble from Moonlight Stage Production. 2018 will be Moonlight Stage Productions’ 38th season. In addition to “Mamma Mia!” other productions this summer season will include “Newsies,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Chicago.” The Mamma Mia! Spring Luncheon sponsor

was William Little and the entertainment sponsor was Peggy Vasquez. Janice Ephron and Bob Beard were event décor and centerpiece sponsors. Photography sponsors included Antonia Fischer, Harry Walters and F.R. Bean Manufacturing. Spring Luncheon committee members included Jane Penne-Morse, Carol Jungerheld, Linda Kononchuk, Carol Lightner, Sharon Folmer, Barbara Meech, Sandi Graham, Bev Gorman, Carrie Gamble, Karen Cowles, Norma Payne, Becky Kwock and Carolyn Chiriboga. To learn more about the Moonlight Stage Productions 2018 season, visit

SANDAG-backed bill boosts neighborhood electric vehicles By Aaron Burgin

REGION — Cities in North County are rallying behind a bill that would expand the use of neighborhood electric vehicles countywide. The battery-powered

vehicles, often resembling motorized golf carts, are currently only allowed on neighborhood streets or streets with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour because of their slow maximum speeds. The San Diego Asso-

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ciation of Governments is sponsoring the bill, Senate Bill 1151. Co-authored by State Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and State Assemblyman Rocky Chavez (R-Oceanside), the bill would allow any jurisdiction in San Diego County to develop and implement neighborhood electric vehicle transportation plans. By adopting a transportation plan, with the blessing of local law enforcement and SANDAG, cities across the county could expand the streets on which NEVs, as the vehicles are known, could travel. Encinitas became one of the first cities in the county to send a letter to the State Legislature supporting the bill when it approved the letter in its consent calendar April 18. San Marcos

officials will vote on sending a similar letter May 8. “SB 1151 aligns with the City of Encinitas’ efforts to reduce vehicle emissions by encouraging the use of electric and alternative-fuel vehicles,” Encinitas staff wrote in a report to the council. “This bill supports a regional approach to expand mobility choices and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in support of the region’s and the City of Encinitas’ shared transportation and sustainability goals.” San Marcos spokeswoman Sarah MacDonald said the bill also mirrored the city’s legislative platform, and staff recommends the city to take a “support” position on the bill. The bill would expire in 2029 unless reauthorized by the legislature.

CARLSBAD — One of the worst things about being hearing impaired for Teresa Barnes is that most people around her are not aware of her condition. “People are unaware that I have it, so therefore they think I am being rude or bored or arrogant or I’m just not paying attention,” she said. “Most of the time I am trying to process what someone has said to me.” Barnes said it is much easier to identify a person in a wheelchair as someone with a disability, but not so much for the deaf or hearing impaired, which can at first be an invisible condition. Barnes has made it her mission to change all that by establishing HearCommunications. The organization addresses the problems of the hearing impaired, of whom there are 660,000 people in San Diego County. She grew up hearing impaired and did not get a hearing aid until she was an adult working as the RN overseeing the emergency department at a hospital. “I could hear birds chirping for the first time,” the Carlsbad resident said. “A whole new world opened up for me.” Still, she and others like her have had dangerous, accidental run-ins with people and their equipment. Barnes had what she describes a couple “ah-ha” moments after she was nearly run over by a skateboarder at Mission Beach and later nearly plowed down on the slopes by a snow skier from behind. When she complained to a friend, she told Barnes, “They can’t see you have a hearing loss.” Ah-ha! She realized there had to be a way to let people know, at a distance, that a person is hearing impaired. She came up with a logo that can be worn as a lapel pin or applied as decals or patches to attach to a variety of items such as clothing, hats, car bumpers, anything that would let someone know they are dealing with someone who is hard of hearing. Her current passion is getting businesses to become “Hearing Friendly,” and also getting them to realize that one in five of their employees and customers are hearing impaired. If a person agrees to make their business Hearing Friendly, Barnes tests their site for decibel numbers and if they are high, teaches them how to lower the noise. Her program includes training on how to recognize someone who is hearing impaired. “I teach them how to communicate with them,” she said. When a business is pronounced Hearing Friendly, a decal is placed somewhere in the front of the building that signifies the decibel level is comfortable and the owner and staff have been trained to recognize and communicate with the hearing im-

Teresa Barnes tests the decibal levels at The Land & Water Company in Carlsbad to help the business better accommodate hearing-impaired patrons. Photo by Shana Thompson

paired. “It says their salespeople have been trained to talk 45 miles per hours instead of 95 miles an hour,” she said. Barnes, 67, said she worries about young people who are 18 and even younger who work behind the counter or as wait staff of area businesses that have loud, throbbing music with decibels as high as 109. She said if a person is exposed to more than 85 decibels for more than eight hours, their hearing can be permanently damaged. A safe number of decibels are about 72, she said. She also offers a program aimed at human resources at any business that can be taken online to help correct that problem. Barnes said she knows of a local woman who was let go from her job due to her hearing loss after signing a document promising she wouldn’t sue. “That wouldn’t happen to a someone in a wheelchair,” she said. Since the whole month of May is better hearing and speech month, she is looking for businesses who want to be designated Hearing Friendly. Barnes will visit the businesses and determine what needs to be done in order to get the decal and be designated as such. Daniel Edward Powell, owner of the Village on Cedros, has already had his business designated a Hearing Friendly business. “It is the correct way to serve your employees and our customers,” he said. “I would not operate any other way.” Barnes has a book about to drop titled “Sound Advice: Tune into Hearing; Does your market hear you?” The book is about helping businesses connect with the hearing impaired to increase their inclusion, while increasing their businesses’ productivity, revenue, relationships and retention of both employees and their customers. Barnes does not do this alone. She has an advisory board to offer assistance. And she gets support from the community. Last March she was honored with proclamations for her work from the mayors of both Carlsbad and San Marcos.

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Ground was broken and presentations made on the A Step Beyond Escondido Dave Langlois Children’s Center, a multi-use office space serving the youth and families of A Step Beyond, an after-school Creative Youth Development program. The site will house administrative offices, family counseling center, and student and parent learning centers. It is named for Dave Langlois, a homebuilder and philanthropist. Courtesy photo

Deadly month raises concerns about rail safety By Aaron Burgin and Jordan P. Ingram

ENCINITAS — A recent spate of deaths along North County train tracks has once again raised the question of what officials can do to make the tracks less accessible to the public. The latest death occurred the morning of May 15, when a man was struck and killed after allegedly jumping in front of a northbound Amtrak Coaster commuter train near the transit center just south of E Street between South Coast Highway and South Vulcan Avenue in downtown Encinitas. San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies responded after receiving a call shortly before 5 a.m. of a possible pedestrian trespassing fatality. The train was traveling around 75 mph when it struck the victim. The victim was described as a white male in his late 50s but has not been identified, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Burk. Authorities said they couldn’t rule out suicide as a possible reason for the accident, but further details surrounding the death remain unclear. This incident marks the fourth pedestrian fatality along the railroad tracks in North County in the last month. Last week, a southbound Amtrak train traveling at just under 80 mph struck and killed a woman seated on the tracks South Vulcan Avenue, between G and H streets, according to witness statements. On April 25, a man dove in front of a train in Oceanside and was killed before he could be taken to the hos-



Santa Fe, East Vista Way and Hacienda Drive, downtown and Vista Village and Brengle Terrace Park and Buena Vista Park. “There’s trash everywhere, and we’re doing our best to reduce that blight on our environment,” Jones said. Spinks has a roster of people she’d like to thank for making the Only Losers Litter Trash Walks so successful. The list includes Pantazzo for sponsoring the program through the Wom-


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pital. About 10 days later, a 42-year-old female pedestrian standing on the tracks was killed by an Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train near the Sorrento Valley station, severely delaying service between Old Town San Diego and Solana Beach. So far this year, there have been seven fatal incidents in which a train has struck a person on the tracks, and nine “strikes” overall, according to statistics provided by the North County Transit District. Last year, there were 15 fatal strikes on the rails and 24 total strikes, the highest number of incidents over the past five years. Since 2012, 70 people have died in such incidents. Many of the incidents have occurred in Encinitas, where the train tracks are largely at grade and are not fenced off. Pedestrians frequently traverse the tracks to get to the beaches, especially in the communities of Leucadia and Cardiff-bythe-Sea. The dynamic of historical illegal crossings, lack of funding to fence or lower the tracks below grade level and the public sentiment opposed to fencing has stymied efforts over the years. In Encinitas, officials have been working for years to build safe crossings in the event NCTD does fence off the rail right of way. But those efforts have been complicated by efforts to quiet train horn noise and the cost for such crossings. Additionally, officials said, some people have questioned spending hundreds of millions in trenching the tracks, which would eliminate traditional — albeit illegal — beach crossings as an’s Club of Vista, Jones for email event coordination, Panchevre for her leadership role, EDCO for its sponsored dumpsters, her family members and the volunteers who have helped make Vista cleaner. “Everyone out there should challenge themselves to pick up five pieces of litter a day,” Spinks said. “Imagine what an impact that would have.” To learn more about the Only Losers Litter Trash Walk at 4 p.m. May 20 at the Food 4 Less parking lot on Hacienda Drive, visit

a measure to reduce train deaths when many of the deaths are suicides. “It is a very difficult and complicated issue and each death pains me terribly,” said Councilman Tony Kranz, who serves on the NCTD board of directors. “And we struggle with the challenges that we have, finding the resources to make the corridor safer. One thing that makes it difficult is the overwhelming sentiment that people are able to cross the tracks without getting hit by a train. Some people feel it is just unnecessary. “The reality is, although NCTD doesn’t get into cause of death, in the vast majority of these cases, the decedent decided to take their own life, and in the end, I don’t know what we are going to be able to do to keep that from happening,” Kranz added. But Kranz said he likens it to the question of whether having a gun in the house where someone is suicidal is

more dangerous to that person than removing the gun. “Experts will tell you that it is (safer),” Kranz said. “My goal is to make it more difficult for people to step in front of a train, and finding resources to do that.” Efforts to trench the remainder of the rail way received a tangential boost when the state legislature adopted AB 805, the bill that reformed the region’s planning agency, SANDAG, and allowed for regional transit agencies to put revenue measures on the ballot. This would allow for NCTD to pursue a sales-tax measure that could pay for regional transit projects such as trenching. Kranz, however, said that even that faces an uphill battle as the current NCTD board majority has taken an anti-tax increase pledge. “So we’re back to the whole battle of whether it is reasonable to raise revenue in order to do something like this,” he said.

OCEANSIDE — Beer has never been more popular. Especially here in North County, where craft brewers have found a home, most notably along the Hops Highway, aka Highway 78. And each year, North County’s best put their best selections up for several prestigious awards at events such as the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. Jeff Bagby, co-founder of Bagby Beer in Oceanside, didn’t win any ribbons this year, but he has been a judge at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival for years. For him, it’s an opportunity to see and taste the competition and grow an international network. This year, he spent several days in Nashville, Tennessee, as a judge for the bi-annual World Beer Cup. Bagby said there were 8,225 submissions and 296 judges. “In the World Beer Cup, the judging is always split at least 70 percent international judges and 30 percent American,” he added. “They do that for different palates and different styles.” One local brewery, Rouleur Brewing Co. of Carlsbad, took home a bronze medal at the World Beer Cup for its Domestique Belgian Blonde Ale in the Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Blonde Ale category. In addition, Rip Current Crewing in San Marcos took bronze for its Breakline Bock in the German-Style Bock or Maibock category. Tomme Arthur, co-founder of San Marcos-based Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Company, was awarded the Russell Scher-

er Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing. Bagby began judging the World Beer Cup in 2004 and has worked every subsequent event with the exception of 2014 and 2016, which is when he opened his own brewery. As for the Great American Beer Festival, he started in 2003 and has judged all but one or two events since then. At the World Beer Cup, Bagby judged the German Style Helles, Imperial IPA, Scotch Ale and coffee, porter and stouts, to name a few. He said judging incorporates blind tastings and judges use a set of parameters to advance the brews. From there, they gather the finalists and award the top three finishers. Judges are also responsible for commenting on every aspect of their beers after the first round. It gives the brewers feedback on what works or doesn’t and allows them to make adjustments in either selecting the correct category, changing the recipe or leaving it as is. As for the industry, Bagby said the craft brewery market is flooded and may have peaked. One reason, he said, is the number of selections for consumers can be overwhelming. New approaches to brewing and a small segment of breweries influencing the industry have also contributed. “Got a lot of new people and new approaches to making beer,” Bagby said. “There is a very influential set … using the social media aspect to kind of shape the way things happen. We’re very classic style focused and we’re not the shiny new toy people.”

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The Friendship Gardeners will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. May 19 with a presentation on local seeds. The club meets in members’ homes and welcome newcomers. Call (858) 755-6570 for Del Mar meeting location.

Visit San Diego Botanic Garden to make a Zentangle – Native American Dream Catcher from10 a.m. to noon May 19 for ages 12+, at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Cost is $48, plus a $10 materials fee paid directly to the instructor. No art ex- SURFING ON SCREEN perience necessary. RegisA triple-bill of surf docter at umentaries will be shown, htm beginning at 4 p.m. at La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast LIFELONG LEARNERS Highway 101, Encinitas, inThe lifelong learning cluding “Going the Distance: group, LIFE Lectures at Journeys of Recovery,” proMiraCosta College, is host- filing four inspirational suring two speakers starting vivors of TBI, “Surfing for at 1 p.m. May 18 at the col- Life,” profiling 10 legendary lege’s Oceanside campus, 1 surfing pioneers in CaliforBarnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. nia and Hawaii as role mod#1000. The topics include els of healthy aging, and “Of War and Medical Advances Wind and Waves: The Life of and the San Diego Humane Woody Brown,” a documenSociety. Purchase a $1 park- tary on the extraordinary ing permit at the machine life and spirit of a surfing in Lot 1A, and park in this pioneer. Tickets $18 at lapalot. Visit or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972. CLEAN UP THE LAGOON Agua Hedionda Lagoon SMARTPHONE CLASS Foundation’s annual Paddle The Gloria McClel- Pull & Sweep Clean-Up will lan Center will host a free be held from 9 a.m. to noon smartphone class Friday, May 19 at California WaterMay 18, at 10:00 a.m. at 1400 sports, 4215 Harrison St., Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Carlsbad. Bring your own For intermediate users, this board or kayak and entry is class will focus on navigat- free. All other participants, ing your smart home devic- cost is $45. To register, vises. Registration is required. it or call Please call 760-643-5281 (760) 804-1969. or register online at www. GENEALOGY GROUP The DNA Genealogy CSUSM GRADS WALK Group will meet 1 to 4 p.m. California State Uni- May 19 in the Community versity San Marcos will Room of the Cole Library, graduate 3,500 students in 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. its Class of 2018, the largest For more information call graduating class in CSUSM (760) 542-8112 or e-mail history, at the 27th annual commencement ceremonies May 18 and May 19 on BIG PLANT SALE Mangrum Track and Field MiraCosta Horticulture at CSUSM, 333 S. Twin Oaks Club will hold a Plant Sale

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Tickets are available for Taste of Vista, set for 5 p.m. June 20 to sample foods from 25 local restaurants, beer and wine and a shuttle to Cinepolis for more desserts and brews. You can get $25 and $40 Taste of Vista tickets at taste-of-vista/


Tickets are on sale now for “A Royal Afternoon Tea” 1 p.m. May 20 at Civic Center Plaza, 300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, with a hat contest and table-decorating contest. Tickets are $40 per person, at 2018Royaltea. For more information, contact ALL AGES FUN RUN


GFWC Contemporary Women of North County meets quarterly at the San Marcos Community Center offering members a day of sewing and friendship. CWONC also supports “Operation Smile” and recently completed 40 hospital gowns. “Operation Smile” is an organization that sends teams of medical volunteers all over the world to perform surgery on children born with cleft palate and other facial deformities. For more information, visit Courtesy photo

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writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. Brainfuse is made available to all library patrons from the library’s website at and can be accessed with the public comMAY 22 puters at the library or from any computer with internet GOP HOST CANDIDATES Carlsbad Republican connection. Women welcome John Cox, 2018 candidate for Cali- FRIENDS AND FAITH The Catholic Widows fornia governor, and Mark Mueser, 2018 candidate for and Widowers of North California secretary of state County support group for at 11 a.m. May 22 at the those who desire to foster Green Dragon Tavern and friendships through various Museum, 6115 Paseo del social activities will meet for Norte, Carlsbad. Cost is $35. Happy Hour and dinner at For more information, con- Barrel Republic Restaurant, tact Ann at (760) 415-7006 or Carlsbad May 22. Reservations are necessary at (858) 674-4323.

Sign up now for the Oceanside High School Alumni/Foundation “All Class” reunion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24, with setup by class the day before at Heritage Park, 220 Peyri Drive, Oceanside. For more

Oceanside Public Library has launched Brainfuse HelpNow – an on-demand, anytime, anywhere e-Learning for all ages and levels. It offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading,

North County San Diego based Vista Community Clinic hosts a charity fun run/walk at 7 a.m. May 20 at South Ponto Beach in Encinitas. Registration is $10 per person, and all proceeds will go toward the programs and services VCC provides to the communities served. Sign up at BUTTERFLY RELEASE

A Butterfly Release Memorial celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. May 20 at The Flower Fields @Carlsbad Ranch, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. Free parking. Admission is free.


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nitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival charity event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. June 2 at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course. Attendees can select their charity of choice upon checkout when purchasing their tickets at The Silent Auction, is live online. To purchase tickets or visit the auction, visit SEA OF ART & SCIENCE CAMPS

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


Get tickets now for the California State University San Marcos’ annual blacktie gala, 6 to 11 p.m., June 2 at California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. Proceeds from the event support student scholarships. Tickets are $250 per person at tickets.html.

Support the Food and Nutrition programs at the Encinitas Community Resource Center through a Spring Care Drive, asking residents to bring donations of personal care items to Superior Floor & Cabinet, 579 Westlake St., Encinitas, by May 31. The list includes soap, shampoo, infant and adult diapers, toothbrushes PATRIOTIC LUNCH and toilet paper. For more The Gloria McClellan information, call (619) 994- Center will hold a “Memori3117. al Day Luncheon” at 11 a.m. May 25, at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Reserve by 2 MAY 24 p.m. one day prior at (760) STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 643-5288. The Vista Strawberry Festival is ready to roll with its 10k, 5k, Combo or Kids’ Runs May 27 at 127 Main St., in Vista. The annual celebration will offer multiple contests, and a 5K run. Register at https:// JUST SAY Y.E.S.

The Youth Enrichment Services (YES) will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 24 at the Carlsbad Teen Center, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad Come see the new facility and meet the Parks and Recreation staff.

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Plan to consolidate emergency Buena Vista Park goes to the dogs dispatchers under consideration By Christina Macone-Greene

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REGION — Five fire agencies are considering a plan that would place their separate emergency dispatch centers under one roof. The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a request by Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Bill Horn to empower county Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer to participate in the planning stages of a common dispatch center. It would consolidate the five centers currently sprawled throughout the county, operated by the County Fire Authority/ Cal Fire, San Diego Fire & Rescue, Heartland Fire, Escondido Fire and the North County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority, known as North Comm. Under the plan, the dispatch agencies would remain independent, but housed under one roof. Fire officials said this would streamline cooperation between the agencies, especially during emergencies and natural disasters that cross jurisdictional boundaries. “The bottom line is it could mean faster response times to those emergencies,” Jacob said. The discussions of consolidating dispatch cen-

ters is an offshoot of the county’s previous efforts to consolidate many of its independent fire agencies into one countywide fire authority after devastating wildfires in 2003 and 2007 underscored the need for more centralized emergency response, officials said. Officials have discussed consolidating the centers since 2010, but talks gained steam this year as three of the five agencies — San Diego Fire, North Comm and Heartland — have outgrown their current dispatch centers. The proposed dispatch center would accommodate future dispatching needs 20 to 50 years into the future. Stewart Gary is a consultant with CityGate Associates who recently prepared a study assessing San Diego Fire's dispatch needs as well as those across the region. He attributed the agencies’ outgrowth of their current buildings to a rapid increase in the number of emergency medical services calls they receive each year. “Three of the five centers have physically outgrown their space,” Gary said. “A high tide, a tsunami of EMS workload has forced people to add more dispatchers and … they are just physically out of

room to put more consoles in some of the older buildings.” The board's vote will allow the county to cooperate with the other agencies to prepare what is known as a space and needs assessment, which would generate a rough size for the proposed facility, and a cost-sharing study that would estimate how much each agency would have to contribute to the project. Officials said at the May 8 meeting that the facility alone -— not including furnishing and technology costs — could be upwards of $30 to $38 million. County Deputy Fire Chief Dave Nissen said that he expects by this summer to know which of the five agencies would participate. Gary anticipates that the space and needs assessment and cost sharing agreements would take anywhere from nine months to a year to complete. The merging of dispatch agencies is not being discussed, due to significant differences in pay and benefits, Gary said. “Physically co-locating gives them 99 percent of what they want," Gary said. “You're working together, you get to know each other, you trust each other. You start to get some crossover.”

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SAN MARCOS — Detectives responding to a report of a fight ended up chasing a vehicle through a cemetery before arresting two men in their early 20s. Deputies and detectives responded about 3:25 p.m. May 11 to a report of several people fighting in the area of Mission Road and Mulberry Drive and once on scene, detectives spotted a silver Hyundai Sonata, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Josh Stone. “Believing the vehicle was associated with the fight, gang detectives followed the vehicle, which seemed to be driving aimlessly, and ended up at the San Marcos Cemetery,” Stone said. When deputies tried to stop the Hyundai, the vehicle fled, driving over several graves and exiting the cemetery, Stone said. The suspect led deputies on a nearly 12-mile pursuit through San Marcos, which ended on S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Stone said. Both men were arrested without further incident. The driver, identified as 22-yearold Geraldo Lopez of Vista, was arrested on suspicion of felony evading and was found to have outstanding felony and misdemeanor arrest warrants, Stone said. The passenger, 23-year old Miguel Dominguez, also of Vista, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public, Stone said. — City News Service

to nearly 20 years in federal prison for posing as a teenage girl to get inappropriate photographs from children. Joseph Daniel Saucedo, 26, pleaded guilty about a year ago to two counts of receiving and attempting to receive sexually explicit photos of minors. On May 11, a federal judge gave Saucedo a sentence of 19 years and seven months in prison and 20 years of supervised release, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Saucedo admitted to posing as “Amy Jennings” while talking to an 11-year-old Canadian boy online, the statement said. “Amy” sent the boy naked pictures of young girls and asked him to communicate with her “friend,” Saucedo. When the boy refused, “Amy” posted a photograph of the boy’s house, told him she knew where he lived, and tried to shame him into communicating with Saucedo. The boy relented and contacted Saucedo, who exposed himself to the boy over FaceTime, the statement said. The boy hung up on Saucedo but the calls and threats continued until “Amy” sent the 11-year-old an explicit video, threatening to release it and claim

berta, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigated, and then referred the matter to San Diego’s Electronic Crimes Working Group, which ultimately identified and arrested Saucedo, the statement said. After his arrest, authorities found evidence that Saucedo had been soliciting inappropriate photos from several other children, per the statement. In August 2015, he tried to convince a 16-yearold Florida girl that he was a modeling agent before again using “Amy” to threaten the girl. After gaining search warrants for Saucedo’s cellphones, investigators say they found another eight minors whom Saucedo tried to harass, including a 13-year-old girl. Saucedo has a prior conviction from 2012 for unlawful sex with a minor. He was 20, and the girl involved was 14. “This case highlights the importance of strong international partnerships to target these heinous crimes,” U.S. Attorney Adam L. Braverman said. “Thank you to our Canadian colleagues, and most especially to the brave victims everywhere who step forward to report abusive conduct..” — City News Service

VISTA — City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance May 8 to allow off-leash dogs at South Buena Vista Park during regular park hours starting in June. “The City Council amended a park ordinance to change restrictions in the natural areas and the trails around Buena Vista Park,” said Vista communications officer Andrea McCullough. Before August 2017, dogs had to be leashed around the trails at Buena Vista Park. “The Aug. 22, 2017 park ordinance changed the restrictions in those natural areas and trails surrounding Buena Vista Park to providing off-leash in those natural areas on the trails from morn-

ing hours and then afternoon,” McCullough said. The hours were 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and then 3 p.m. to dusk. The August ordinance went into effect on Sept. 22, 2017. In the meantime, morning and late afternoon off-leash hours at South Buena Vista Park remained the same. However, things changed at an October 2017 City Council meeting, and the dogs were back on their leashes once again. “There were a group of (Buena Vista) park users that didn’t want any off-leash, during any hours,” McCullough said. “They didn’t want that, and the City Council then agreed to discuss revising that new park ordinance that had been in effect for

just a short while on Oct. 10.” A 5-0 vote at a City Council meeting on Oct. 24 required that dog owners leash their dogs on the trails surrounding Buena Vista Park during park hours. Since that time, McCullough said, new discussions emerged about South Buena Vista Park and the parks commission considered extending the offleash dog hours. Workshops followed between November 2017 and March 2018. The parks commission made the official recommendation of making South Buena Vista Park off leash, during all operating hours on March 26. The recommendation then appeared on the council agenda on April 24.


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Perfect Italian favorites at Alice’s Italian Gourmet would include luscious Lasagna, the Palermo meat & cheese board and a glass of Banfi Centine Rosso red wine from Tuscany.

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cause there is so much more in this Italian Nation street menu. Hours are Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For more, call (760) 632-6933.

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Taste of Vista is June 20 VISTA — Vista Village Business Association invites the community to get tickets now for its 10th anniversary Taste of Vista from 5 to 8 p.m. June 20. The outdoor festival will occupy the hip and historic Main Street and Downtown Vista. It will showcase over 20 local restaurants and 15 breweries, wineries, distilleries. New this year is a free shuttle from downtown across Santa Fe to the restaurants at Vista Village. Walk along the tree-lined streets enjoying bites & beverages while enjoying the live music of the Wildwood House Band and Ashley Hollander. Tickets that include beer, wine and restaurant samples are $40 presale, $45 at the door. For tastes only (no alcohol), presale tickets are $25, $30 at the door. Tickets are available at

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Wine Bytes • PAON Restaurant in the Village of Carlsbad presents a Tablas Creek Wine Dinner May 23 with a reception at 5:45 p.m. Special guest is Jason Haas, winemaker of this premier Paso Robles winery. Cost is $125 per person, club members $105. RSVP to info@ or call (760) 729-7377. • It’s the grand opening of a beautiful new urban winery in San Marcos, La Fleur’s Winery from 2 to 6 p.m. May 19, on S. Pacific St. Dave and Dana La Fleur

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of the home-made pasta layers, the Bolognese style sauce and meat and the three cheeses, Parma style, baked in ($13). All passed with flying colors. For an extra taste triumph, I had the Palermo meat & cheese board ($12.75). It’s a portrait of small Italian bites, stitched together with Italian baquette bread. The mini feast continues with hot salame, soppressata, mortadella and coppacola meats. Cheeses include sweet provolone with red onion, peperoncini, olives and Italian vinaigrette. OK, now to the vino that gets to wash all this food joy down, the Banfi Centine Rosso Toscana($23/bottle). Banfi is the standard bearer for world-renowned Italian wines. From its central property of 700 acres in Tuscany Italy, it produces the legendary Brunello ($70) and many other whites, reds and red blends. Centine soaks in all this masterful wine making in a bottle that is as delicious as any, for a “StrEAT” food and wine experience that will have you coming back for much more be-

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Seniors’ dreams coming true at Cypress Court ESCONDIDO — “If you could do anything, what would you do?” is the question Judy Lucous poses to residents of Cypress Court senior living community. The answers she gets range from simple to a bit more on the wild side, but the common thread is that Lucous has been turning dreams into reality for several seniors over the last three years with the Dreams Do Come True program. Over the last 14 years Lucous has worked closely with the residents to help them live their best and healthiest lives. With a title of “Wellness Director,” she can be found planning activities for residents, teaching exercise classes or driving residents to their next adventure. She found an immediate home at Cypress Court, with both the staff and the residents. “I love everybody here,” Lucous said. “It’s a really friendly, loving atmosphere.” It’s her bond with the residents that led her to develop Dreams Do Come True. “It started out with a resident who was on hospice,” she said. “She had five boys and always wanted to do a girls shopping trip. She loved to go shopping. I

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In the tony Denver suburb of Castle Rock, Colorado, the motto might be "If the house is rockin', DO come knockin'!" Residents on Avery Way are in a tizzy about the Thunderstorm Play Palace, a 7,500-squarefoot home where, neighbors told KDVR-TV, the owner invites swinging couples and singles to gather for wild sex parties. Invitees must make a "donation" ($70 for couples and single men, $20 for single women), and the parties include drinks, snacks and potluck dishes. "One had four crockpots," said a neighbor, "showing up like they're going to a Bunko party or something." On the invitation, guests were asked to bring their own condoms and show respect for the "new furniture." The host is a married father of three who feels harassed by the neighborhood, but he counters that he's taken steps to be discreet, including installing soundproofing and making sure "there are no open areas." But neighbors claim they hear "disturbing sounds" coming from the house. "You can hear people doing what they're doing," one resident told reporters. Castle Rock Police say the man is not breaking the law because he's only taking donations, and the activities are contained to his home. [KDVR, 4/24/2018]

Judy Lucous found an immediate home at Cypress Court, with both the staff and the residents. Courtesy photo

called up JC Penny and they offered us a personal shopper for the day. I took her in her wheelchair to the mall. She tried on clothes, we took a bunch of pictures and rode up and down in a glass elevator. When I brought her home she was just lit up. I realized how simple it is to make a difference in someone’s life. And if I could make one resident happy, I wondered what other things I could do.” And with that, Dreams Do Come True was off and running. “From there, there was a young resident in

his 60s from Hawaii,” Lucous said. “He used to be a surfer but had suffered a major stroke and came to Cypress Court. He was very depressed from the repercussions of the stroke. I was working with him in the gym and mentioned my program. He said he would love to get back on the water. I found Onit Ability Boards in Oceanside. They offered to help out and were able to transfer him from his wheelchair to a wheelchair mounted on a paddle board and took him out in Oceanside Harbor. His whole fami-

ly was there with us and we were all crying.” Some of the dreams Lucous works to grant take a bit of modification. “One resident wanted to go in a hot air balloon, so we ended up taking her to the tethered balloon at the Safari Park and she was tickled,” Lucous said. Other Dreams Do Come True adventures have included a woman in her 90s going parasailing with San Diego Parasailing, and another in her 90s riding on the back of a motorcycle with the American Legion

in the Escondido Christmas parade. One resident who was losing her sight was able to go on a five-mile bike ride on a tandem bike. “I found this awesome guy in San Diego who works with the Blind Stokers Club and he took her where she used to ride with her husband,” she said. “It was another amazing experience.” Donna Daniel-Herr, Executive Director at Cypress Court, is one of Lucous’ many admirers. “Judy helps grant the wishes of our residents who may have ‘bucket

feeling the love in South Korea lately. The Walt Disney Co. sent two statues of the superhero to Busan to celebrate Marvel Studios' filming along Korea's southern coast. But on March 17, according to The Korea Herald, a 32-year-old drunk man was arrested after he vandalized the statue in the Gwangbok-ro shopping district, and on April 21, the statue near Gwangalli Beach was toppled and part of its head broken off. An official from the Korea Film Council thought someone had probably tried to climb the statue, despite numerous off-limits signs. [Korea Herald, 4/23/2018]

Cemetery. Regarding the vehicle as suspicious, they began taking pictures of it until Antony James, driver of the van, there only to visit family graves, grew angry and stopped, according to Metro News. James got out of his van to confront Travis, causing a panic, according to defense attorney Robert Castle, that resulted in James being knocked down by the Neighborhood Watch vehicle and Travis charged for reckless driving and assault. "This is all terribly sad," Castle told Blackpool Magistrates Court in late April, as his client is "one of the eyes and ears of the police." Travis was fined 40 pounds plus court costs. [Metro News, 4/30/2018]


BBC. When police arrived, the 36-year-old naked man tried to flee but was caught and arrested. The homeowner complained: "He ate me crisps, had five rounds of corned beef and sauce, ate a jar of pickles, had two ice creams and a can of Coke." [BBC, 4/6/2018]


-- Police officers in the German town of Neustadt were called April 25 to an apartment building after reports of screaming led neighbors to suspect domestic violence, the Daily Mail reported. Instead, they found a couple receiving instruction in the Japanese art of Shibari erotic bondage from the apartment's tenant. ("Shibari" translates as "the beauty of tight binding.") In a statement titled "Fifty Shades of Neustadt," police reported the couple were "well and in a good mood," even asking the officers if they'd like to join in, but they had to decline. [Daily Mail, 4/26/2018] -- In the seaside village of Lytham St Annes, England, Douglas Cholmondley Travis, an 88-year-old member of the local Neighborhood Watch, was on patrol Oct. 10, 2017, when he and an 87-year-old watch colleague noticed a van DO NOT CLIMB! The Black Panther isn't turning into Lytham Park

Greyhound Bus passengers were frustrated on April 19 after their trip to New York was delayed by mechanical trouble and navigational challenges. The ride started in Cleveland, where the scheduled departure time was 2:30 a.m., passengers told WEWS-TV, but the bus didn't leave until 6 a.m. After crossing into Pennsylvania, the bus turned around, and the driver explained he was returning to Cleveland because of mechanical difficulties. However, the driver missed Cleveland and drove all the way to Toledo before realizing the mistake and heading back to Cleveland. "We were on this bus for seven hours just going in a circle," said passenger Morgan StaLOOK-ALIKES Dolores Leis, 64, of ley. [WEWS TV, 4/20/2018] Nanton in Galicia, Spain, is a modest wife and pota- BATHING NEWS -- Evelyn Washington, to farmer. But thanks to the internet, she has found 29, broke then crawled fame as "Trump's Galician through a window in a Monsister." The Associated roe, Louisiana, home on Press reports that a jour- April 17, then settled into nalist researching farming a warm bath with a bag of posted a photo of Leis at Cheetos and a large plate her farm on Instagram, and of food within reach on the the striking resemblance toilet lid. The Fort Worth between her and the U.S. Star-Telegram reported that president caught the atten- when the homeowner retion of the web. "I say that turned from work around 5 it must be because of the p.m., she called police, who color of the hair," Leis told removed Washington to the La Voz de Galicia on April Ouachita Correctional Cen24. She added that she's not ter, where she told them overwhelmed by the sud- "an unknown male told her den attention because, un- to break into the victims' like her doppelganger, she residence." [Fort Worth doesn't use a mobile phone Star-Telegram, 4/18/2018] -- On April 4, a homeand isn't much interested in online chatter. "I look at owner in the Longton area everything that my daugh- of Stoke-on-Trent, England, ters show me, but it never returned home to discover stung my curiosity to have a man bathing in his tub (a phone)," she said. [Associ- and enjoying a cup of Oxo (broth), according to the ated Press, 4/25/2018]


A Planet Fitness customer in Saginaw Township, Michigan, was alarmed April 15 to find a Wi-Fi network named "remote detonator" while searching for an available connection. The gym manager evacuated the building and called police, who brought in a bomb-sniffing dog and declared the facility safe after a threehour shutdown. Saginaw Township Police Chief Donald Pussehl told that people often choose odd names for their Wi-Fi networks, adding that one on his own street is called "FBI surveillance van." [MLive. com, 4/16/2018] CRIME REPORT

In October 1981, Stephen Michael Paris escaped from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where he had been serving a nine-year sentence for drug possession and distribution. Using the name Stephen Chavez, Paris managed to evade authorities until April 12, when investigators tracked him down, thanks to his mother's obituary, at an office in Houston where he was working. Now 58 years old, Paris was mentioned in his mother's tribute, using his alias, the Associated Press reported, and after confirming his identity with finger-

list’ things they would like to do but need help with not only the inspiration to do it, but the means,” she said. “She champions our residents in so many ways and exemplifies every day the principles, values and beliefs we hold dear as associates of Cypress Court and Kisco Senior Living. Dreams Do Come True is one of the most truly outstanding Cypress Court experiences.” Lucous is quick to point out that she is able to make dreams come true thanks to the generosity of the community. “Everyone involved so far has donated their services or goods, and it has been absolutely free,” she said. The program, like Lucous herself, shows no signs of slowing down as there are always new dreams to realize. “By the end of the month we will be taking a resident on a biplane with Fun Flights on Palomar Airport Road,” she said. “We are all really excited about it!” Cypress Court is located at 1255 North Broadway in Escondido. For more information about the exceptional senior living community, visit prints, the U.S. Marshals Service returned him to custody. [Associated Press, 4/12/2018] NEW WORLD ORDER

Jaywalkers, beware: The city of Daye, in Hubei province China, has installed water sprayers and an electronic screen at a crosswalk to stop people from crossing on a red light. Five pylons were placed along the road April 16, China Daily reported, three of which identify offenders using sensors and then spray them with water vapor. Other pylons "photograph people crossing against red lights," explained Wan Xinqiang of the Daye public security bureau, and "a large electronic screen at the intersection will instantly display their photos. ... If the equipment works well, we will utilize it throughout the city." [China Daily, 4/20/2018]

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Internet and 6 other essentials for your smart home With so many devices and home automation available these days, turning your house into a smart home is easier than you might think. But, there are some things to keep in mind when deciding which devices are essential – and what kind of internet service you’ll need to maximize your smart home experience. 1. A HOME SPEAKER that doubles as a virtual assistant. Current models can answer questions, turn on lights, play video, access virtual assistants like Siri or Alexa, share weather and news updates, act as a timer, and play music on demand. Some models even help you shop online. 2. HOME CAMERAS. The latest in home monitoring such as Cox Homelife’s security and automation features allow for remote live video viewing from your smartphone, video recording and customizable notifications. 3. SMART LIGHTS. Replace existing light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs that can be controlled remotely with a few taps on your smartphone or tablet. And, now you don’t have to leave the porch or living room lights on all day when

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Coastal Artists will exhibit artworks at “Spring ArtFling ‘18” through June 30 at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, Carmel Valley. A reception will be held from 2 JOINED CHOIRS TO SING CITIZENSHIP CONCERT to 4 p.m. June 16. For more North Coast ImmigraThe Girls Concert Choir information, call (858) 552- of the San Diego Children’s tion and Citizenship Center



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modeling has won a National Contractor of the Year award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for its addiBusiness news and tion to the Del Mar home of special achievements for Jim and Insu Nuzzi, parents North San Diego County. of local professional skateSend information via boarder Spencer Nuzzi. email to community@ JDR’s redesign was one of just two homes in the state DESIGN AWARD FOR ENCINITAS of California to receive the The city of Encinitas national award. has been honored, by the American Public Works WALMART FACELIFT Association, with a Public North County residents Works Project of the Year got their first look May 4 award for its new Moonlight with a ribbon-cutting at the Beach Marine Safety Cen- newly remodeled Walmart ter. The center will open at Supercenter, at 3405 Mar6 p.m. May 30 at Moonlight ron Road. Changes include State Beach. expanded home and apparel departments with new layGRAND OPENING AT LA FLEUR out and broader assortment, Dana and Dave La Fleur improved layout in produce and daughter Kayla have and bakery and faster and opened La Fleur’s Winery, easier online pick up. In cel215 S. Pacific St., #106, San ebration, Walmart provided Marcos with a ribbon-cut- grants to local organizations ting May 17. San Marcos’ including Veterans Assofirst Urban Winery will host ciation of North County, its Grand Opening, from 2 Oceanside Chamber Founto 6 p.m. May 19 with wine dation, Oceanside Unified tasting, free giveaways, a School District, and the winery tour, live music by Oceanside Police Officers Whit Aadland, Wine Club Association Foundation. discounts and Bottle Purchase discounts. The La REMEMBERED AND HONORED Fleur’s estate vineyard is in Donald “Pat” Newell North Escondido. posthumously received the San Diego County Bar FounEXAGEN FIGHTS LUPUS dation’s 2018 Distinguished May is “Lupus Aware- Lawyer Memorial. Newell ness Month,” and Vis- was the Latham & Watkins’ ta-based Exagen, an or- San Diego office managing ganization that provides partner since the mid-1980s, key information to aid in and his career at the office the diagnosis, prognosis, based in Carmel Valley, and management of auto- spanned nearly 40 years. In immune rheumatic condi- addition to serving as artitions, announced a first-of- cles editor for the “Califorits kind collaboration with nia Law Review” and chairGSK, a Fortune 25 global man of the Business Law healthcare company, to Section of the State Bar, raise awareness of the im- Newell was an avid supportportance of a timely diag- er of pro bono legal work. nosis of systemic lupus ery- Contributions to the memothematosus (SLE). In 2012, rial can be made at https:// Exagen released the first, (619) and only test incorporating 231-7015 or e-mail info@sdcell-bound complement acti- vation products or CB-CAPs technology. FOUNDATION GIVES GRANTS Carlsbad Charitable CONTRACTOR OF YEAR Foundation marked its 11th Jackson Design and Re- year of giving May 2 at the


up with Promises2Kids for “Foodies 4 Foster Kids.” The benefit runs through May and 100 percent of the purchase of any pizza will directly benefit 3,000 foster children in the community, with Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars, Foster Funds and the A.B. and Jessie PoTAKE A LOOK AT THIS BOOK Optometrist Jeffrey An- linsky Children’s Center. shel, of E Street Eyes, 128 West E St., Encinitas, has CHAMP RECYCLERS published his fourth book, Luxtera, Inc. at 2320 “What You Must Know Camino Vida Roble, CarlsAbout Age-Related Macu- bad, has been named as Relar Degeneration.” For more cycling Champion by Waste information, call (760) 931- Management and the City of 1390. Carlsbad as part of the Business Recycling Champion Program, which recognizSMILESHOP OPENS S m i l e D i r e c t C l u b es Carlsbad businesses for opened an Escondido brick- their exemplary recycling and-mortar SmileShop May efforts. Luxtera, Inc. has 9 at 500 La Terraza Blvd. Ei- made sustainability part of ther by coming into a local its everyday culture. SmileShop for a digital scan or by using a convenient at- TOTALLY SHREDDING, DUDE home impression kit, conOn April 21, the Carlssumers can begin their jour- bad office of Coldwell Bankney to a better smile without er Residential Brokerage the hassle of monthly in-per- shredded 5,000 pounds of son visits, instead connect- paper for community meming with their assigned doc- bers at its eighth annual free tor remotely. At 60-percent shredding community event. less than the price of other The event was organized treatment options and with by affiliate agents with the the average treatment plan Carlsbad office of Coldwell lasting 6 months, SmileDi- Banker Residential BrokerrectClub’s invisible align- age, which included Cheryl ers helps consumers who Collins, Keith Elliott, Jencouldn’t otherwise afford nifer Graber, Marta Hall, orthodontic treatment the Diana Harton, David Hill, opportunity to get a smile Victoria La Guardia, Torthey love. ry Lozano, Nancy Ruggles, Craig Turner, Lisa Williams and Court Wilson. BRONNER GYM DEDICATED Dr. Bronner’s, Escondido-based and family-owned NEW FOOTBALL COACH maker of natural soap, and Horizon Prep announce the Palomar Family YMCA, the naming of Solana Beach dedicated the new Jim Bron- resident, Jim Rooney, as its ner gymnasium, donated to new Head Football Coach. the YMCA by the Bronner Rooney spent his collegiate family May 12. Named after career at Wesleyan Unithe late Jim Bronner, the versity in Connecticut, and gymnasium honors his lega- began coaching football the cy of philanthropy, and life- day after it ended. He has long dedication to support- served in youth ministry ing programs and services and, along with his wife, Isa, runs ReSet Wellness, a hofor local youth. listic health business in Solana Beach. In August, Hori‘FOODIES 4 FOSTER KIDS’ Carlsbad restaurant, zon Prep Lions football will 264 Fresco, 264 Carlsbad begin their second season in Village Drive, has partnered the CIF 8-man division. home of members Yvonne and Carm Finocchiaro. At the event, grants were awarded to three nonprofit organizations with programs that will help combat poverty and homelessness within the Carlsbad region.

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‘Enforced leisure’ — it’s a thing small talk jean gillette


n scenes of a stalled elevator, there is inevitably panic, much pushing of the buttons, wild attacks of claustrophobia and someone climbing through the little square on the ceiling and shimmying up the cable for help. If that’s your first perception, you have seen too many action movies. In my circles, that approach is far, far too lacking in realism to even be considered. There is quite another scenario that those cloistered screenwriters have overlooked, or maybe they just realized it would send the audience into a snooze. A favorite mother-friend of mine recently played out this alternative scene, when her elevator suddenly stopped mid-floor. She was, of course, in the middle of a typically crazed day, in a hurry to be somewhere, already 15 minutes late. For perhaps a nanosecond, she considered pushing the emergency button, but before she even lifted her finger in that direction, she was overcome with an emotion far more compelling than panic. It was relief. She was, you see, quite alone in the elevator car. Instead of feeling put upon and distressed, she suddenly knew she had won a “moment.” She had scored a bonus of what I like to call “enforced leisure.” It is pretty much the only leisure some of us get, at least without tons of accompanying guilt. My friend needed only to take one deep breath before seeing the opportunity for what it was. She was

confident assistance would come soon and decided to simply bask in the silence — the delicious, rare, unplanned, uninterrupted quiet. No one could blame her, question her or force her to hurry up. It was a luxury ranking with bon-bons, massage or an afternoon nap. We can’t rely on sticky elevators, but we are always on the alert for those moments — a time that unintentionally graces us with some small bit of uncompromised relaxation. It might be that one time when all your children simultaneously fall asleep for their naps, or perhaps the five minutes in the car waiting for the train to pass by. Whenever you stumble over it, embrace it and sit tight. The wave of normal chaos is peaking just behind you and will shortly break right over your head. Until then, just smile and breathe deeply. For these very reasons, it’s a wonder I’m not a screaming hypochondriac. It’s never easy to squeeze in doctor appointments, but when I must, I always hope the waiting room is stocked with good reading material. I get my cultural update and savor a few moments of that wonderful “enforced leisure.” Especially once you’ve donned that silly backless gown, you have no choice but to stretch out, guilt-free, and read a magazine. Whether I’m stepping into that elevator or scheduling that doctor’s visit, the words of cagey Br’er Rabbit, and his timeless plea to his archenemy, ring in my ears. “Please, please don’t throw me in that briar patch.” Oops. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer relishing quiet moments whenever she stumbles over them. Contact her at jean@

Summer food program for youth available in Escondido ESCONDIDO — Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego will operate a free Summer Food Service Program for youth at several of its locations, including Escondido. The meals will be available from June 6 to Aug. 14 at Escondido locations, and all sites will be closed on July 4. Free meals will be made available to all attending children under 19 years of age without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Also the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego offer a variety of daily youth development programs and activities.

Lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided Monday through Friday with lunch from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and snack from 3 to 3:30 p.m., at the Conrad Prebys Escondido Branch, 115 W. Woodward Ave., Escondido. For details, call (760) 746-3315. At the Baker Branch, 835 W.15th Ave., Escondido, lunch will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. and snack from 3:30 to 4 p.m. There will also be meal service at sites in Ramona, Poway, Valley Center, National City, Encanto, Clairemont, Linda Vista and Logan Heights. For more information, call (760) 745-0515.

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Allie Almeide, from the San Diego Museum of Art, will discuss Indian art in the museum’s collection from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 21 in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 334 14th St., Del Mar. Cost is $10. For more Information, call (760) 704-6436.

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IKERS’ EAVEN Chile’s national parks

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ere in the city of Punta Arenas, which sits on the Strait of Magellan in Chile’s Southern Patagonia, it’s all about the wind. That’s because it’s always there — mostly in blustery gusts like tonight. Just getting to our restaurant two blocks away takes energy we rarely have to expend in Southern California. “But we don’t even talk about the wind until it’s at least 40 miles per hour,” explains our guide, Patricia, who has lived here for many years. The next day, standing on a beach about 200 miles north of Punta Arenas, I plant my trekking pole deep into the sand, hang for dear life and shout to Patricia, “OK, can we talk about the wind now?” Patricia confirms that my perceptions are correct. The wind roaring down this blustery corridor is at least 45 miles per hour, she tells us, so yes, we can talk about it. And we would except that we can barely hear each other over the howling gusts, and I need my energy to stay upright and put one foot in front of the other. We continue hiking across a sand bar that will be submerged in a few hours when the tide rises. When we reach a trailhead, our group votes to continue to the end of the peninsula where there is a viewpoint. So begins our first full day of three that we’ll spend in Torres del Paine (Towers of Blue) National Park — a place where stunning landscapes are commonplace, weather is fickle and fierce, and people are few and far between. It is also Day Eight of the 17-day Patagonian Frontiers Tour offered by Odysseys Unlimited. We began our tour in Santiago and will end in Buenos Aires. In between, we visit four national parks in Chile and Argentina, and take a five-day cruise that includes forests, glaciers, fjords, penguins and a landing on Cape Horn. Enough can’t be said about the beauty and eye-popping splendor of Chile’s national parks, especially those we visited in Patagonia. Unlike some popular national parks in the United States, though, there are few people here. And while we sometimes take for granted the U.S. national park system, the idea of uniting millions of acres of public lands under one stewardship is new to Chile. In

fact, thanks in large part to American philanthropists, Chile’s national park system was officially born just a few weeks before our midMarch visit to Patagonia. Millionaire, conservationist and adventurer Douglas Tompkins, co-founder of North Face and Esprit outdoor clothing companies, began in 1991 spending much of his fortune on acreage in Patagonia. His goal was preservation and ecological management of these wild lands. After Tompkins died in a kayaking accident in Patagonia in 2015, his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins (a former executive with Patagonia outdoor apparel), carried on with the plan to donate their millions of acres to Chile. There were two stipulations to their donation: the country must add to the donated acres and it must create a national park system. The result is the Patagonia National Park system — 10 million acres in all — which was inaugurated in February. Creating the system also increased the country’s protected lands by 40 percent. The change in land policies and ownership was not without its critics — some felt the displacement of those who worked on the land was unjust — but there is no denying that for hikers, Torres del Paine is heaven. Every turn on the trail brings us another panorama of surreal beauty. The centerpiece of the

The weather cooperated and hikers captured this view of the “horns” (granite spires) in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile’s Patagonia region. The park is now part of the country’s recently established national park system, thanks in part to American philanthropists Douglas Tompkins and his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins. Photo by Jerry Ondash

park is the “massif” — a massive (hence the name) block of rugged mountains with jagged, snow-covered peaks. Within the massif are the three “horns” or granite spires that rise defiantly from the earth. Though no official measurement has been done, the horns are said to be 7,500 feet high more or less and can be seen from many points in the park. From the valley floor, it looks as though there is a lot of weather going on up there. Along the trail, our camera lenses also find glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, a lake and expansive skies.

After a while, our brains are nearly comatose from an overload of Shangri-La landscapes. Torres del Paine also is the protected home of herds of guanaco (related to the llama); puma (rarely seen); a hundred species of birds, including the Andean

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Carlsbad crossword king shows no signs of slowing down By Adam Bradley

In the world of crossword puzzles, Myles Mellor is one of the kings, but not in the way you might be thinking. The 66-year-old Carlsbad resident is one of the top crossword puzzle writers on the planet. During his 15-year career he has had 14,000 published puzzles appear in more than 600 magazines, newspapers, and web outlets around the world. Known for supplying theme crosswords, diamond crosswords, syndicated puzzles, cryptograms, diagramless crosswords, word search, sudokus, anagrams, and word games, he’s not about to stop anytime soon.

And why should he, he loves what he does. “It’s a great life to do what I love, and I make a good living from it,” said the United Kingdom native. “I think what sets my puzzles apart is the fact that they are solvable. I try to write things that people can solve without a too much effort.” He also makes sure that he does his homework for each puzzle whether it’s for a fashion magazine or a tax publication. “I always do the research about the subject before I start working and creating a puzzle,” he said. “It’s important that I know about the subject to write a

good puzzle.”

What’s Old Is New If you thought crosswords were a thing of the past like 8-track cassette players and vinyl records, guess again. Even young people are doing crossword puzzles and in the most unlikely places, Mellor said. “People think that crosswords are only for older people,” he laughed. “I don’t think so at all. There are over 50 million people solving crosswords in the USA. There are probably 2 million playing different crossword Apps. So, yes, young people do use their phones and play crosswords on them.”

That said, crossword puzzles are perhaps just as popular as they have always been and have certainly stood the test of time. Maybe more so than any other puzzle game ever created. “Crosswords are fun, relaxing and everyone does them,” he said. “The world of crosswords just keeps getting bigger. I supply a lot of crosswords now to some of the top crossword Apps. There is a huge demand. Both for print and online puzzles.”

Man Behind the Puzzles Born and raised in Oxford, England, Mellor lived in Newbury and Canterbury. He was educated at


Local Doctor Using the Latest In Surgical Technology Dr. Karen Hanna, Surgeon Having surgery can be a frightening and daunting experience whether it is a routine surgery such as hernia repair to more advanced procedures such as colon surgery. Originally, surgery was done through large incisions that could potentially cause excessive amounts of pain, lead to long recuperation as well as potential hernias in the future. In the 1980s surgeons developed a less invasive way to do surgery called laparoscopy. This new style of surgery, commonly known as minimally invasive surgery, allowed surgeons to operate through small incisions with the use of a camera. Many surgeries are performed this way, to the benefit of the patient, but there continues to be some limitations. First, the surgical instruments used are called “straight sticks” which are essentially straight instruments that open and close on the end. Second, the camera shows images on a two-dimensional screen which severely limits spatial awareness and visualization. The human body is complex and some areas inside of the abdomen are difficult to get to without proper line of sight. And lastly, sewing and tying sutures can be challenging and only some surgeons possess the skills required to do so during laparoscopy. Surgeons are continuously trying to find better ways to conduct surgeries that benefit the patient. And as with all things, progress and technology has allowed us to continue to improve. One of those advances in technology is the da Vinci Robotic System. This is a system that allows us to go further than we could with laparoscopy. The idea of a robot operating on a human being can be intimidating to some patients. But it doesn’t mean the robot is performing the surgery!

The da Vinci system uses a combination of computers, electronics, and machinery that provides the surgeon with an intuitive way for seeing and controlling the surgical instruments.

In fact, the da Vinci system uses a combination of computers, electronics, and machinery that provides the surgeon with an intuitive way for seeing and controlling the surgical instruments. The surgeon has complete control over the robotic arms and instruments. The instruments have a wristed control system that allows the instruments to move in a more natural manner similar to the bending and rotation of the surgeon’s wrist rather than just open and close. In addition, the da Vinci system uses a computer enhanced, stereoscopic three-dimensional view of the working area. This allows us to reach areas that were difficult to reach before, see much better, and perform surgery more “naturally” but still through small incisions. Surgeons go through multiple hours of additional training on simulated systems in order to master the technique of robotic surgery before ever operating on a patient. It takes a fair bit of dedication in order to provide this improved way of doing surgery. And it is not just the surgeon but the whole

Dr Hanna specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy. Courtesy photos

team. Any hospital using the da Vinci Robot system provides training to operating room personal in order to set up, work on, change instruments and support the surgeon. The team approach maximizes the safety to the patient. What does this mean for you, the patient? It means smaller incisions, less pain, less time in the hospital, less time recuperating at home and a quicker return to your normal activity, all done safely – in some cases this is even safer then laparoscopic and certainly open surgery.

ABOUT DR. HANNA Dr. Karen Hanna is a general surgeon who recently retired from the Navy after 22 years. She received her medical degree at Rush University Medical College and completed her internship in general surgery at Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. She specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy. Dr. Hanna is excited to join the community and enjoys cooking, reading and racquetball in her spare time. For more information on minimally invasive surgery or Dr. Hanna call 855.222.8262, available 24-hours a day.

a private school in north Wales and Bristol University. Mellor moved to California in the 1970s “for the weather of course,” first stop was the San Fernando Valley, then Glendale and finally in Carlsbad about a year ago. However, before becoming a top crossword puzzle writer, Mellor was an executive in a printer sales company in Glendale. As for crosswords, back then they were nothing more than a hobby for Mellor, who says the full-time job of writing them followed. As for his love of crossword puzzles, he attributes this to his dad, who served as the headmaster of a private school in England. “My father taught me how to solve them at an early age,” he said. “Many years later, my mother died while I was here in the US. My dad was heartbroken, and I knew he loved crosswords, so I started writing some very amateurish crosswords for him to solve. He loved them and was very happy to get them. He would send me the solved crosswords. “After three or four of them, he said they were pretty good and that I should try to publish them. That’s how it all started.” Mellor said he spent 6 months writing crosswords and sending them out to syndicates and magazines. Nothing happened. “I think the first one I wrote was about architecture. After about a year, I finally managed to break through thanks to a great friend of mine, David Hoyt (Hoyt is one of the top inventors of new puzzle brands in the world),” he said. That was then, this is now. These days Mellor cranks out a lot of puzzles during any given week and this is no small feat as they do take time to create. “Time varies a lot; newspaper puzzles are easier for me to make,” he said. “Custom theme crosswords could take 4 or 5 hours. Very large crosswords can take some days to do.”

Syndication Incidentally, about onethird of Mellor’s business is via syndication, the rest of it is from books and custom work. Some of those include: MasterCard, Oracle, IBM, History Channel, Discover, Turner TV, Council on Foreign Relations, Costco, American Airlines, Singapore Air, Southwest Airlines, OECD, and Blue Cross. “The syndication really started when a newspaper publisher in Sonoma asked me to write puzzles for him as his paper was spending way too much,” he said. “He liked what I came up with and I’ve supplied his paper ever since; for about 10 years now.” However, of all the puzzles he writes he said he enjoys doing the personal puzzles the best for individuals and special occasions. “People getting mar-

Carlsbad resident Myles Mellor, 66, does a crossword puzzle last week at his home. He has had more than 14,000 puzzles published worldwide. Photo by Shana Thompson

ried, engagement parties, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, etc. It’s so much fun to create some magic for people using their memories as the basis for a custom puzzle,” he said.

Full Steam Ahead As for the future of the crossword puzzle, Mellor said he doesn’t think they will ever go out of style. “Crosswords are here to stay,” he said. “People can do them anywhere, anytime, and any place, and they do.” In addition to writing crossword puzzles, Mellor writes several other games/ puzzles as mentioned including sudoku, word search, and cryptograms. “Mainly these came about as I would get asked to do them and then found out how to do them and delivered them to clients. I love figuring things out,” he said. Over time his puzzles have evolved thanks to technology and the like. “I’ve seen huge changes over the years,” he said. “I’ve had to become more understanding of different markets, what people need, what clients need and how to adapt to changing conditions.” And if you are wondering if Mellor practices what he preaches, he does. He enjoys solving puzzles in other publications especially those appearing in USA Today and the New York Times. “I usually like to solve puzzles when I’m on a plane and I’ll do the USA Today one and the puzzles offered in the airline’s magazine. My wife Debby does all the sudokus,” he said. When he isn’t creating puzzles, Mellor is into real estate investing, traveling to Europe, playing chess, word games, and is a handyman for his wife. They have two adult children, 36, and 40, and a cat named Penny. You may contact Mellor via his website at or call him at 818-522-4126. Subscribe to his crosswords at www.

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Housing There is a housing crisis statewide and in San Diego County it is, perhaps, the most pressing issue facing the region. All four candidates agree more housing must be provided, but each has a different approach. Kern said 80 percent of the county’s growth is internal, meaning residents here are starting families, but local battles against new developments impedes progress. One problem, he noted, is development focuses on high-class housing and not enough units for middle-, low- and lower-income residents. Another problem is those who have housing, don’t want more, Kern said. He said whether it’s infill or out in rural parts of the county, residents continually push back against development. Desmond said the state has calculated the county needs 171,000 units to meet its goal between 2021-28 or those entities will be fined. He said the county must provide housing where infrastructure and transit already exist, such as infill projects. As for more rural projects or those outside infrastructure, Desmond said the board must direct developers to include such measures for their projects. “Housing should go where the infrastructure and transit opportunities exist,” he added. “In the city of San Marcos, we put a lot of housing over by Palomar Stakes, which is by the transit center. Also along


the 15 corridor, as long as it provides infrastructure for the community and emergency ingress and egress.” A challenge, though, is the state is squeezing cities and counties with various laws and regulations to address the shortage. Gomez and Arsivaud, meanwhile, said there is against urban sprawl, although Gomez said she is in favor for more granny flats, which would increase property values for existing homes. She said granny flats, along with infill projects near transit centers, are an opportunity for the county to address the problem, before the state begins to muscle everyone into the “same box.” Arsivaud has spent her public service career battling against sprawl and said staying within the principles are laid out in the county’s General Plan is essential to providing more housing and reducing residents’ financial commitment to rent. Currently, she said, 50 percent of San Diegans spend nearly half their income on rent. Large residential developments in the unincorporated parts of the county are shortsighted due to a lack of police and fire services, plus damage to habitat. “The current direction of the board is promoting sprawl,” Arsivaud said. “It’s not near infrastructure and transit and there are wildfire issues.”

Development, marijuana North County has a robust and thriving economy with sectors such as bio-technology, technology, manufacturing, brewing and leisure in the forefront. For each candidate, though, business can only grow as much as housing allows,

which is why housing is one of the most pressing issues. They all see the need for improving freeways, with Arsivaud and Gomez stumping for more mass and public transit. Kern and Desmond, meanwhile, are focused on capacity on freeways and bolstering the coastal train corridor to meet future rail needs. Bigger corporations, however, are balking at investing in the area due to the housing shortage, Gomez said. Kern noted business is booming in Oceanside, as the city boasts a 2 percent vacancy rate. However, out east in the rural area of the district, farmers are struggling he said. Kern said a possibility, and something the supervisors should revisit, is lifting the ban on recreational marijuana cultivation. Gomez and Arsivaud agree, but believe dispensaries should be in the mix as another revenue stream for the county. Currently, the city of San Diego is the only municipality to legalize recreational marijuana in the county. Kern, who has voted against recreational marijuana, said Oceanside has approved cultivation in specific zones, but with farmers, it reduces water usage and adds another cash crop since avocado production is struggling. Desmond, though, is not open to dispensaries as San Marcos has banned all recreational uses and cultivation. Still, he said he is open to a discussion about cultivation uses as long as properties are secured, closed and ventilated and not grown wild in rural areas. However, Desmond is “adamantly against” retail sales. Gomez, meanwhile, said it is another opportuni-

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ty to crush the black market and provide safe avenues for businesses to grow and residents to purchase the drug. In addition, she said lobbying a California bank to accept tax revenue would be another step in the right direction, as currently no bank, whether federally insured or not, accepts marijuana revenue. “It’s a revenue stream,” Gomez said. “It would be a mistake to not embrace. It would vastly decrease the black market and would be safer and regulated.”

Transportation Traffic along Interstates 5 and 15 plus Highways 76 and 78 is a constant issue within the district. Generating a consistent means of travel also separates the candidates. Arsivaud and Gomez said alternative forms of transport, such as more public and mass transit options, are a must. Arsivaud said the next supervisor must have a long-term vision for traffic and transportation other than widening freeways. She said approaching the issue must use a different method of thinking in addressing the needs of commuters. Convincing people who use single occupancy vehicles is a challenge, but investments in mass transit and pilot studies would alleviate those concerns, in addition to smart freeway technology. Arsivaud criticized Desmond, who is the chairman of transportation committee with the San Diego Association of Governments, for falling short in addressing the issues. Desmond, though, said infrastructure is his top priority. It ties back housing, development and many other issues with in the district


and county. He brushed off Arsivaud’s criticism, saying transit is in place with the Sprinter and Coaster lines. However, the problem, Desmond added, is mass transit is heavily subsidized. He also said he’s secured a $7 million for an environmental report for HOV lanes from Twin Oaks Road to connect to I-15. Another issue is Senate Bill 1, or the gas tax, which only 20 percent of the revenue is directed to transportation, with the remaining 80 percent funneled into the state’s General Fund. He said adding capacity to the freeways is critical to alleviate traffic, while work in Carlsbad to expand the rail lines at Poinsettia Station will help reduce train congestion. Gomez, like Arsivaud, also believes in public and mass transit, but said more

frequency is key to increasing ridership, which has declined, Gomez said. Adding routes would reduce wait times, thus allowing more people to engage with those options. Kern, whose city has the third biggest train station in Southern California, said he was against Measure A in 2016 because the sales tax would not be invested in North County. The issue with mass transit is the “first and last mile,” he said. He also said the frequency is a problem with train service. But, he circled back to the first and last mile issue. “How do you get from your house to the train station and how do you get from the train station to your job?” he asked. “How do you cover that gap? The cost per passenger per miles is probably closer to $15. You’re not recovering the cost.”

Deadline to register nears REGION — The deadline to register for the June 5 primary election is a week May 21, the San Diego County registrar reminded residents this week. Prospective voters can register at Those unsure of their registration status can check it at the same website. “If you’ve recently moved or changed your name, you’ll need to fill out a new registration form,” Registrar Michael Vu said. “If you go online, the process is quick, easy and convenient.” Registration forms can also be obtained at the Registrar of Voters office at 5600 Overland Ave., or at any public library, post office or DMV office. The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot, meanwhile, is May 29. San Diego County has two supervisor seats up for grabs, and voters will also choose a sheriff, treasurer, assessor and district attorney. The ballot also includes state legislative races, as well as contests for House of Representatives and Senate seats. An array of challengers are vying for the chance to replace termed-out Gov. Jerry Brown, with the race likely heading to a runoff on Nov. 8. — City News Service

Meet the District 5 candidates JACQUELINE ARSIVAUD




Current occupation: Chair, Eflin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council Chair Work experience: Tech industry executive and entrepreneur. Public service: Eflin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council Chairperson (2005-present); President of Friends of the Creek (2007-12). Endorsements: Pam Slater-Price, former chairp of San Diego County Board of Supervisors; Jerry Harmon, former Escondido mayor; Chris Cassapais, Sr. Director, Qualcomm. Education: Institut Supérieur de Gestio; master’s, Institut d'Etudes Politiques (1981)

Current occupation: Mayor, City of San Marco (2006-present); Captain,Delta Airlines Work experience: Captain, Delta Airlines; U.S. Navy Public service: Mayor, City of San Marco (2006-present); City Councilman, 2004-06. Endorsements: Four of five current County Supervisors; former San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, former U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray. Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, San Diego State University

Current occupation: Legislative analyst Work experience: Legislative analyst; paralegal in civil and employee law; property management Public service: San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Endorsements: San Diego Democratic Party; Democratic Club of Carlsbad Oceanside; Cori Schumacher, Carlsbad City Councilwoman.

Current occupation: Oceanside City Council (2006-present) Work experience: Retired school teacher; co-founder of Pacific View Charter School; U.S. Air Force Public Service: Oceanside City Council (2006-present); former president of Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Endorsements: State Sen. Pat Bates, Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, Assemblyman Randy Voepel. Education: B.S. business administration, San Diego State University

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