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Bill tackles marketing of sober homes

AB 5 roils state’s ‘gig economy’

By Steve Puterski

REGION — For years, residential treatment facilities and sober living homes have taken over neighborhoods up and down the state. The “bad actors” are exploiting loopholes and those in recovery, which has led state Sen. Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) to act. The pair introduced Senate Bill 589, which would prevent an operator of a licensed treatment facility, other certified drug or alcohol program or third party, from making false or misleading statements about their products, services and location. It’s one step, Bates said, but a necessary one since there are no provisions in the California Health and Safety Code to curb unethical marketing, according to a senate analysis of the bill. “They kind of work in unison, where you have this deceptive marketing in part of this whole system,” Bates said. “There are promises made that aren’t delivered. It is certainly harming those who are in there purposefully who are there to be rehabilitated.” The bill unanimously passed the Senate (38-0) and is now in front of the assembly. Bates represents parts of Orange and northern San Diego County, and for years has been attempting to figure out ways to stop those bad actors from preying on people in recovTURN TO SOBER HOMES ON 5

Exemptions alleviate some concerns over bill By Steve Horn

ects, along with transit, must be included in the new Regional Transportation Plan. She, along with council members Amanda Rigby, John Franklin and Joe Green, railed against the proposal, saying it offers no clear path forward or proposed budget, is a broken promise to voters and will not adequately address traffic concerns in the city and along the SR 78 corridor.

REGION — After three years driving for Uber, “Samantha” can’t afford health care or rent payments. Today, the 36-year-old Oceanside resident and college graduate lives with her parents. And a $400 monthly student-loan payment isn’t helping her dire financial straits. Mostly transporting riders to and from Ocean’s Eleven Casino, Samantha makes $12-$13 per hour, after gas and vehicle maintenance expenses are taken into account. But a bill moving through the California legislature aims to protect people like Samantha (a pseudonym used to protect anonymity due to her tenuous employment status), who represent a large segment of contract-based workers. Currently awaiting an Assembly floor vote, Assembly Bill 5 aims to “codify” the Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles California Supreme Court ruling issued on April 30, 2018, according to its author and lead sponsor, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego). Dynamex established the “ABC test” to determine whether a worker should receive contractor classification: (A) the worker is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the



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Vista council not on board with SANDAG plan By Steve Puterski

VISTA — The proposal to shift TransNet funds from highways to transit has created a divide among elected officials and those at the San Diego Association of Governments. Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata’s “5 Big Moves” proposal calls for stripping all funding for highway projects and shifting the tax revenue to transit. On the morning of May 28, about two dozen

Vista residents gathered at the steps of the civic center to protest the City Council’s rejection of the plan and declining a presentation by SANDAG regarding the proposal. The council voted, 4-1, to send a letter penned by Mayor Julie Ritter, who sits on the SANDAG board, in opposition to the Regional Transportation Plan stating the shifting of the TransNet tax would hurt motorists along State Route 78, along with con-

nections at Interstate 5 and 15, respectively. “I’m in favor of transit,” Ritter said. “It works in areas where you have the population density and housing. I’m not arguing they shouldn’t do this, but I’m arguing I’m not willing that my city constituents and the city of Vista voted for to give up to this new transit plan.” In addition, Ritter said shifting the funds will “degrade” the confidence of voters, but noted highway and road proj-

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Trio of Levin bills to help vets reenter civilian life House bill By Samantha Taylor

OCEANSIDE — Matt Foster remembers how it felt to lose the military’s invisible arm of support when he retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. After years spent as a Marine, he wasn’t fully prepared for his transition into civilian life. Foster, now a commander of VFW Post 1513 in Escondido, took a handful of Career Transition Assistance Plan classes and was sent home with a “stack” of paperwork amongst other things the military piled on before he left. “It’s how the military does stuff,” Foster said. “They throw everything at you, say ‘here you go, digest this…’ but you’re not in that mode. I wasn’t in that mode.” Foster is now in the business of helping other veterans get the resources they need, and he is quite pleased about the House of Representatives passing three bills proposed by Rep. Mike Levin (D-San Juan Capistrano) that aim to help veterans. Levin and several members of local veterans organizations, including Foster, gathered during a May 28 press conference at North Coastal Mental Health Center in Oceanside to call on the Senate to support his legislation. One of those bills is called the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William “Bill” Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act. According to Foster, transitioning into civilian life is often challenging for veterans, especially when the system they’ve lived with for years suddenly disappears. “You’re in an institution that literally takes and gives everything, and it’s all invisible to you,” Foster said. “Administration will say you need to go to a dentist and you don’t even think about it, you just show up and do what you’re told.” Levin introduced the bill with Rep. Jodey Arrington, a Republican rep-

U.S. REP. MIKE LEVIN (D-San Juan Capistrano) talks about the House passing three bills he recently introduced that support veterans. Photo by Samantha Taylor

resentative from Texas who was best friends with Bill Mulder, the veteran whose name is on the bill. Mulder died by suicide at the age of 46. As suggested by the title, the bill aims to improve the Transition Assistance Program for service members returning to civilian life. Foster said it would have been nice if there had been some support services or additional classes made available to him after his retirement from the Marines. Still, Foster described his time transitioning into civilian life as a retired master sergeant aviation maintenance chief was easier than a 24-year-old corporal might go through. With the GI Bill, Foster was able to go back to school while receiving a monthly $2,000 check. One day, he noticed his monthly check was late. He found out it was because he was on break from school and wouldn’t get another one until classes resumed. Luckily he had retirement, benefits and other income to keep him afloat, but eventually it struck him — what if he were that 24-year-old corporal who depended on that check to make his car payment or

rent? Since that realization, Foster has been helping other veterans as chairman of the North County Veterans Stand Down, an annual four-day event in Vista that helps homeless veterans from across San Diego County to receive needed services in a safe, drug-free environment. During their stay, homeless veterans and their families receive food, lodging, clothing and other services to help them both physically and mentally. The Stand Down also brings together multiple local veterans organizations that otherwise don’t communicate with each other to a one-stop-shop for homeless veterans. The House also recently passed two other bills introduced by Levin that support veterans. One is called the Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act, which would prioritize veterans’ employment, transition, housing and education benefits at Veteran Affairs. The third bill is called the Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act, which would expand the eligibility to receive counseling from VA Vet Centers to members of the National Guard and Reserves or


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Coast Guard who served during emergency situations in the wake of a national emergency, major disaster, civil disorder or drug interdiction operation. Foster noted that the National Guard is a separate entity from the military complex that’s funded by the states rather than the federal government, which means they don’t have nearly the same amount of money. Still, many National Guard members are experiencing similar trauma that military combat veterans have gone through. “I was out there in Iraq three times and the National Guard was out there too,” Foster said. Levin introduced all three bills with Republican congress members, which he pointed out to demonstrate the bills’ bipartisan, widespread support. Levin said he anticipates the bills will make it to President Donald Trump’s desk before the end of the year. The first-term congressman also recently introduced a bipartisan bill called the Housing for Women Veterans Act, which is meant to help end homelessness among women veterans and their families.

The bill would re-authorize funding for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant program at $400 million for fiscal years 2020-2022, and require that at least $20 million go to organizations that have a focus on helping women veterans. According to the San Diego County Point-inTime Count, there were approximately 1,312 homeless veterans counted in 2018. The 2019 numbers show that there was a total of 8,102 homeless counted in 2019, with 4,476 listed as unsheltered. About 10% of the unsheltered homeless in 2019 are veterans. Even Foster was homeless for a time, but not as a veteran — while he was active duty. In 1998 when Foster moved from Marine Corps Air Station El Toro to Camp Pendleton, there wasn’t enough housing to go around. His family stayed with other family members up north while he slept in the barracks, but eventually he was kicked out to make room for newcomers. After that, Foster lived in his car for six months. Foster explained that many veterans may shrug off homeless at first, reassuring themselves that they at least have a car and aren’t getting shot at while trying to sleep. “Marines especially but all veterans don’t like to ask for help,” Foster said. “We’re used to living in crappy conditions.” But as things get worse and worse, and homelessness lasts longer, Foster said it’s hard for those veterans to come back from that. “It’s all interrelated: mental health, homelessness, lack of affordable and available housing, trying to find good jobs, all of these things are directly linked,” Levin said. According to Levin, it’s going to take a village — or in this case, San Diego County’s civilians and military communities — to combat those issues.

to fund work on Pendleton By Samantha Taylor

CAMP PENDLETON — More than $185 million in federal funding has been included in the new Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bill for military construction projects at Camp Pendleton. On May 26, Rep. Mike Levin (D-San Juan Capistrano) announced the funding was included in the new fiscal year 2020 House Appropriations bill for the projects on base. The construction projects include a new, consolidated information center that will serve as headquarters for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, as well as an area mess hall and consolidated warehouse. According to Levin, the readiness of the Marines and Sailors at Camp Pendleton is “critical” to the country’s national security. Levin has previously demonstrated his support for funding for military construction projects and other improvements at Camp Pendleton. In February, Levin defended nearly $124 million in funding for military construction projects at Camp Pendleton by voting for a bipartisan resolution that rejected President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration regarding the border. That funding was being used to make improvements to the base, including $47 million to improve drinking water infrastructure. In March, Levin introduced a bill that would increase accountability and oversight over private contractor-provided housing for military families after a Reuters investigation found some instances of poor living conditions in privatized military housing on Camp Pendleton and other military bases throughout the country. Some service members were reportedly found to be living in homes with persistent mold blooms, water leaks, and rodent and insect infestations.

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Could too many taxes turn this blue state red?


San Onofre: Feds need to do their job, but so does California Senator

Pat Bates

republican from Laguna Niguel


here is broad consensus among North County residents about the need to move the nuclear waste of the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to a safe and secure location. As many people know, the waste from SONGS sits near an active earthquake fault line, adjacent to the heavily-trafficked Interstate 5 and the Pacific Ocean, and sandwiched between densely-populated San Diego and Orange counties. The continued storage of SONGS’ waste on site poses a threat to surrounding communities and beyond. For years, I and many other local and state elected officials have urged the federal government to take possession of nuclear waste from SONGS and other sites across the country and store that waste at a safe location. I previously served on the San Onofre Community Engagement Panel when I was a county supervisor. I worked with my fellow panelists to address the issues raised by the continued storage of SONGS’ waste on-site. In 2016, my first full year in the state Senate, I authored Senate Joint Resolution 23 that urged Congress to pass the Interim Consolidated Storage Act. The Act would have paired a region that is volunteering to host an interim waste storage facility with communities around the country that have nuclear waste demanding a better storage solution. Unfortunately, the Act

did not become law, nor did a similar attempt by former Congressman Darrell Issa in 2017. Other attempts have also failed. Nevertheless, there are signs this year in Washington D.C. that something could be done. President Trump has again proposed funding to restart licensing for Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and fund a “robust interim storage program.” Congress in 1987 designated Yucca Mountain as the nation’s sole site to permanently store nuclear waste due to its remote location. But in 2011, President Obama halted federal funding for the project at the urging of U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada. In the House of Representatives, Congressman Mike Levin has introduced House Resolution 2995 that would prioritize the removal of SONGS’ waste away from our region. In the U.S. Senate, Senator John Barrasso has proposed jump-starting licensing hearings for Yucca Mountain. The fate of these efforts remain to be seen. The bottom line is this – the federal government must do its job to develop safe storage areas for the country’s nuclear waste, but the State of California also needs to do its job. For as long as nuclear waste remains at SONGS,

the state has a responsibility to ensure that local first responders are prepared should they need to respond to an incident. That is why I authored Senate Bill 465 this year that would ensure continued funding for offsite emergency response planning, training, and exercises related to SONGS. Specifically, SB 465 makes it clear in state law that local governments will continue to receive funding for costs incurred as a result of carrying out activities that ensure the safety of the communities surrounding SONGS. These activities include emergency responder training and drills, radiological monitoring equipment and analysis software, crisis management systems, and emergency notification systems. The good news is that the state Senate approved SB 465 on a strong bipartisan vote on May 23. However, the bill still needs the approval of the Assembly and Governor Newsom this year before it can become law. While we wait for federal officials to enact a long-term nuclear waste solution, I hope the Assembly and the Governor can approve SB 465 this year to help keep everyone safe. Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) represents the 36th District in the California Legislature.

he more elections go by with Californians electing huge Democratic majorities to the state Legislature and no Republicans to statewide offices, the more secure elected Democrats feel. The more secure they feel, it seems, the more taxes they want to impose on the folks who put them in office. It’s not enough that California already has among the highest income and sales taxes in America, ranking the state No. 11 among the 50 states in terms of overall tax burden. Only the property tax limits of Proposition 13 keep California away from the top of the list. But this year legislative Democrats, who saw one of their number recalled over a smallish 12-cent increase in the gasoline tax imposed two years ago, have sought to charge a slew of new, previously unthinkable taxes. Their original list included levies on new tires, sugary soda, firearms, water, prescription painkillers, lawyers’ services, car batteries, estates valued at more than $3.5 million, and oil and natural gas extraction. The water tax to ensure clean drinking supplies everywhere is dead, essentially killed by the state’s $21 billion budget surplus. The lawyer tax won’t go far. The list is shrinking fast. Some of these ideas actually might make sense at times when the state is short of cash. Just not when it’s running a huge budget surplus. The causes behind some of these tax proposals are noble enough, but if lawmakers really want funds for the causes

california focus thomas d. elias they would help, why not use some of those surplus billions? Or is the state’s rainy-day fund, where most of the extra dollars now go, more important than, say, pure drinking water? Cleaning up the fouled water now coming from the taps of about 1 million Californians was to be the sole purpose of a new “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund” paid for by a tax on water meters. The fee on new tires, already $1.75 per tire, would rise to $3.25 in another proposed increase, the money earmarked for grants to prevent zinc-bearing “rubber crumbs” produced by ground-up old tires from fouling ground water supplies and the air. Excess zinc can create kidney and pancreas damage. The soda tax was back this year for its third go-round, sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Richard Bloom of Santa Monica. This one wouldn’t go to a special fund, but is simply intended to discourage kids and others from consuming too much sugary soda, a leading cause of diabetes, tooth decay and obesity. “We have ignored this crisis too long,” Bloom said in introducing his newest levy, which wasn’t immediately specified, but might amount to 2 cents per fluid ounce, or 24 cents per 12-ounce can, or almost $3 per 12-can case. The noble causes and

good intentions go on almost ad nauseum, but they fly in the face of recent polls, which without exception show California voters believe they are overtaxed. If voters become truly fed up with having new levies piled on them, there could be significant results at the ballot box, as demonstrated in the Fullerton-based district of recalled state Sen. Josh Newman, who cast the vote many felt was decisive in passing the gas tax increase. The state tax burden is compounded by the Trump administration’s tax “reforms” passed through a Republican-controlled Congress in 2017, which have been fully felt for the first time this year, cutting deductions for items like property taxes and some home mortgage interest. Those impacts are felt more strongly in California than anywhere else. Only overconfidence and a sense they’ll never lose their jobs over tax increases, no matter how many or how high, can explain politicians continuing to try for new tax increases just as voters are paying more federal taxes and feeling overburdened. If there were serious competition for political survival in California, these levies would never be proposed. Which means that if Democrats are miscalculating the depth of their support and security, the spate of proposed new taxes could produce some startling political change next year. Email Thomas Elias at For more Elias columns, visit www.

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Palomar College mulls homeless student overnight parking By Steve Horn

REGION — At its May 14 meeting, the Palomar College Governing Board considered a proposal from the Associated Student Government of Palomar Community College to allow homeless students to park overnight in designated parking lots. A follow up to a resolution passed in March by the Associated Student Government, the proposal calls for the college to make two parking lots available for the cause. And it comes as the California Assembly considers passage of AB 302, which would legally mandate that community colleges in the state create safe parking lot space in which homeless students could sleep. The city of San Diego recently banned sleeping in cars for its homeless community. Anthony White, the vice president of Shared Governance for Palomar College’s student government and a business major who has also testified on behalf of AB 302 in Sacramento, presented the 15-page proposal to the board at the meeting. “Parking in a parking lot may sound like a simple solution, and that’s because it really is,” White told the board. “Homelessness

should not be a barrier to education and at Palomar, it doesn’t have to be.” Responding to the presentation, trustee Mark Evilsizer said that Palomar College staff could look into costs and potential grants to facilitate turning the parking proposal into a reality. White said he thought that the proposal — created after consulting with overnight parking coordinators, college administrators, campus police — has received positive feedback from the Governing Board, particularly from trustee John Halcon, who has told White that as a college student he had to live for two or three weeks in his car. At Palomar College, which has an enrollment of 30,000, 45% of its students fall under the economically disadvantaged classification. Under federal law, that is defined as “individuals (other than individuals with disabilities) who have economic or academic disadvantages and who require special services and assistance in order to enable these individuals to succeed.” Many community college students throughout North County, both at Palomar College and MiraCosta

PALOMAR COLLEGE student Anthony White speaks in favor of AB 302, which would force community colleges to create safe parking lot space on campus so homeless students could sleep in their cars. Courtesy photo

College, are homeless. AB 302 would mandate that every California community college campus provide “parking facilities on campus to grant overnight access ... to any homeless student who is enrolled in coursework, has paid any enrollment fees, fees that have not been waived, and is in good standing with the community college, and for the purpose of sleeping in the student’s vehicle overnight.” If the legislation passes during the current legislative session, it would go into effect on July 1, 2020.

AB 302 passed unanimously the Assembly Committee on Higher Education on April 2 and with only one dissenting vote in the Appropriations Committee on May 16. This “moves us one step closer to making safe lots a reality for California's homeless community college students,” said Assemblyman Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), the bill’s sponsor, in a press release responding to its passage through the Appropriations Committee. “While we work towards the long term goal of building much more housing across the state, we must do every-

thing we can to alleviate the fear and suffering that these students are facing tonight.” White, a 28-year-old military veteran who during his community college tenure also had to live for eight months in his car due to poverty, expressed hope that the Governing Board would adopt the plan “as soon as possible”. “We’re hoping for this fall to kick off an introductory program, at least, to see if it’s something we can facilitate. Figure out where and how kind of thing,” White told The Coast News. “We can figure out the logistics over the summer because the Governing Board is in session during the summer.” White also said that he hoped the Governing Board would adopt the plan regardless of whether AB 302 becomes state law, moving forward with a proposal before the prospective state mandate locks in. “If we can get our program in place by the fall, it gives us a leg up where we can do it for the whole fall, figure out all the kinks and then in the spring you’ve got a well-oiled machine,” explained White. In its proposal and in a recent press release promot-

ing the passage of AB 302 in the Assembly Appropriation Committee, both the Associated Student Government and Rep. Berman point to a study published in March by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, a nonprofit higher education research center located at Temple University in Philadelphia. That report concluded that 50% of California community college students faced food insecurity and hunger within the last 30 days, while 19% of those surveyed faced homelessness in 2018. The lead author of that study, Temple University professor Sara Goldrick-Rab, told The Coast News that while she supports AB 302 and the Palomar student government proposal, she also believes it is not a long-term solution to the issue. “It’s not very common for this to be how college students who are homeless are surviving and it’s far more common to be couch surfing,” Goldrick-Rab said. “And it can be expensive for colleges to pay for security for safe parking. We ought to do better. That said, until we do this may — sadly — be a necessary Band-Aid.”

City Council considers homelessness, affordable housing plans By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — On May 22, the Escondido City Council considered plans and budgets for affordable housing and tackling homelessness. Starting as a conversation on affordable housing and what it intends to do with federal grant money, the deliberations widened into discourse about regional cooperation for an issue — homelessness — impacting thousands of people throughout North County. Those deliberations started with the city showing that it landed just over $2.5 million in federal dollars for 2019 to spend on those needs. About $596,821 of that money, under the banner of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships Program, can be used to develop affordable housing. In a report written by Escondido Housing and Neighborhood Services Manager Karen Youel, who also spoke at the meeting, she explained that home ownership levels in Escondido fall below the national average. “The rate of homeownership in Escondido is 52 percent, which


ery, while targeting insurance fraud. The operators make between $2,000 to $3,000 per month, per person, paid either through insurance or out of pocket. Additionally, Bates said the case of Brandon Nelson, who committed suicide after entering a program by Sovereign Health at a San Clemente facility, is another concern for the legislation. None of the expected services were provided Bates said, which was also profiled by a story in the Or-

is lower than the state and national averages of 56 percent and 66 percent respectively as reported by the 2012-2016 Five-Year American Community Survey,” wrote Youel. To raise that rate, Escondido has created the Homebuyer Entry Loan Program (HELP) via money received from HUD’s HOME Program. “The program has ebbed with the market,” said Youel. “Primary barriers to using this program are the high cost of housing, the lack of supply of qualifying units and a low subsidy available for Escondido residents.” Another bucket of federal money that the city has, triple the size of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Also a HUD program, the $1.8 million in CDBG money can be used more broadly to assist in boosting infrastructure around low-income communities. An example of where CDBG money goes, according to the documents, is the Meals on Wheels program, a national organization focused on home deliveries of food to low-income seniors. A total of 211 seniors received those deliveries in Escondido on a regular basis

ange County Register. But the difficulty, she added, is individuals in these programs are a protected class under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act. So, Bates said, it is important to strike a balance with reining in the bad actors without violating the rights of those in recovery. “They are protected, and what we are really trying to get is the ADA … when they are in these group homes there should be some oversight from local government,” she explained. “We’d like to see a little more oversight and apply for a license

for fiscal year 2017-2018, according to the documents. But because of expressed wide-ranging city needs, and relatively small budget to tackle them, the question of where and how to channel CDBG money vexed City Council members at the meeting. The council came to a relative consensus that whatever it does to tackle the issues, it should do so as part of a broader North County regional bloc. A key leader of that particular proposed solution is the Alliance for Regional Solutions, a collective of 73 nonprofit groups, which aims to tackle homelessness from its onset all the way through placing individuals in homes. “We say, ‘Oh, they do good work,’ but they do good work on a very minimal budget and I think we should consider trying to augment that amount and that we should also try to pressure our neighboring cities to do a little more,” City Councilwoman Olga Diaz said at the meeting. “If every city gave $10,000 or $20,000 more, it goes a long way toward getting people the support they need that we as a city are not providing.” Diaz also asked Mayor Paul

so we know where the sober living homes are and then they can regulate the conduct and whether or not they operating group homes or a treatment facility.” Bates and Patterson have also authored AB 704, which would require a person hired by an alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility to undergo a mandatory criminal record review. The bill, though, is currently being “held under submission,” in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, which means it is “probably dead,” according to Bates’ Communications

McNamara to “muscle” other regional mayors to facilitate a more robust resource-sharing network among the cities. McNamara, responding, said he will “twist their arms and see what we can do.” “I think everybody needs to chip in because we’re not going to solve it with the little amount that we have,” Diaz said. “But collectively ... we should have enough friends between here and Oceanside to scrape up an additional few hundred thousand dollars in funds altogether.” Greg Anglea, the CEO of Interfaith Community Services — an Alliance for Regional Solutions member, as well as the chair of the board of directors for the Alliance who spoke at the hearing — said in an interview after the meeting that homelessness impacts close to 10,000 people (a conservative estimate, he added) in the region. And Anglea suggested that a key first step in tackling the issue is for North County cities to pool money to create a more robust network of shelters. Those would be funded, in large part, through another HUD funding stream laid out by Youel, Emergency Services Grants

Director Ronald Ongtoaboc. Bates and Assemblywoman Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) co-authored a bill passed last year to provide a probation period for residential treatment facilities and show at the end of the yearlong process goals set forth have been met. “One step forward at a time is going to make a difference,” Bates added. “They actually have to prove they are delivering the treatment and making difference in those cases. And if not, why not? Each bill we put up gets us close to reining in where most of the abuses are in the sober living homes

(ESG). HUD has granted Escondido $152,010 in ESG funds for the 2019-2020 cycle. All of that money, if approved, will go to Interfaith Community Services, which administers the Haven House homeless shelter in Escondido. Anglea said that Haven House has 49 beds, while Interfaith Community Services as a whole has 230 to 240 beds in the region, administering six shelters. But only thee shelters and 150 beds stay open year-round, with the rest closing during warmer months, due to lack of funding. Currently, shelters are full to capacity in the region. “One of the reasons that all of the shelters are full is that there are a fair amount of people in the shelters who cannot afford to move out,” said Anglea. “(W)hen we get somebody into our shelters, they can stabilize and get access to medical services, potentially reconnect with family, get a job. So many good things can happen when you have shelter compared to when you’re out on the streets.” None of the funding suggestions received a vote, tabled for further community outreach and deliberation at the next City Council meeting on June 5.

because they are unregulated.” Orange County and the Los Angeles basin have been a haven for residential treatment facilities and sober living homes, being dubbed the “Rehab Riviera.” According to a 2017 series by the Orange County Register, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties are home to 1,117 licensed rehab centers; however, it doesn’t include thousands of unlicensed sober living homes, the paper reported. There are at least 1,864 centers in the state. According to an interactive map from the OC Regis-

ter, 38 licensed facilities are in North County. There are nine each in Vista and Encinitas, including a cluster of four on Country Rose Circle, seven in Escondido, and four each in Oceanside, San Marcos and Carlsbad, although Carlsbad residents have identified at least two others, and one in Elfin Forest. Encinitas has one residential treatment facility for every 6,843 residents, making the city the 21st highest in the state for rehab centers per capita, according to the OC Register analysis. Vista has one for every 10,770 residents, coming in at 31st highest in the state.


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North County schools clean up at CFF Innovation in Education Awards By Steve Puterski

REGION — From Escondido to Carlsbad, Oceanside to Del Mar, administrators, teachers and students cleaned up during the 16th annual Classroom of the Future Foundation’s Innovation in Education Awards. On May 22 at SeaWorld, 14 took home awards and scholarships for their parts in innovating the classroom. Kicking off the ceremonies were also a pair of Vista students, Odalis Ramirez of Vista High School and Ileanna Hawkins of Rancho Minerva Middle School,

who co-emceed the event with NBC 7’s Arite Ojeda and Drew Schlosberg, advertising relations director for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Carlsbad Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Ben Churchill won the Innovative Superintendent Award; Megan Arias, Carlsbad Unified’s director of secondary programs won the College and Career Pathways Award; and Carlsbad High School English teacher Marisa Thompson was named the San Diego CUE Educator of the Year. “While I’m honored to

Of California – San Marcos will host a luncheon at 11 a.m. June 3 at St. Mark Know something that’s going Country Club, 1750 San on? Send it to calendar@ Pablo Drive, Lake San cos, with guest speaker Rebecca Jones, mayor of San Marcos. Mail or deliver a check for $30, made payLIFE LECTURES able to RWC-SM to Susie Life Lectures begins Glass, 1164 Sunrise Way, at 1 p.m. May 31 in the San Marcos, CA 92078. administration building at the Oceanside College Campus, 1 Barnard Drive. Learn about the “Blue SUMMER CAMP FUN Zones and Longevity” with The city of San Marcos John Keyon, gerontologist. is offering specialized halfAt 2:30 p.m., hear “The day camps for children ages American Electorate” by 5 to 17 that will run for one Pippan Getchell. Pick up a week from 9 a.m. to noon, or $1 parking permit in Lot 1A from 1 to 4 p.m. Camps inand park in Lot 1A. More at clude science, technology, sports, dance, art and cooking programs, with indoor camps held in the San Marcos Community Center, and FREE FAIR SHUTTLE outdoor specialty camps Free parking and shut- at various city parks and tle service is available on fields. Learn more by visitSaturdays and Sundays ing from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. beginning June 1 and June 2 WOMENHEART at the MiraCosta San Elijo San Diego North CoastCampus, parking lot, 3333 al WomenHeart Support Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Group welcomes women Buses leave every 15 to with interests and con20 minutes. Lift-equipped cerns about cardiac health buses are available. Buses to share information and drop off and pick up at the sisterhood at our monthO'Brien Gate main gate. ly meeting 10 a.m. to noon June 4 at the Tri-City Wellness Center, 6520 El Camino Road, Carlsbad. For LUAU DINNER DANCE more information, contact North County Widows Betty at (760) 803-2763. and Widowers Club invites you to its annual Luau Dinner Dance 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 2 at Shadowridge PARKINSON’S SUPPORT Country Club, 1980 GateThe La Costa chapter way Drive, Vista, with mu- of the North County Parkinsic by “Billie’s Band featur- son's Support group meets ing Janet Hammer.” Cost at 1 p.m. June 5 at Christ is $39. RSVP to (760) 757- Presbyterian Church, 7807 2029. Centella St, Carlsbad. The topic is “Hospitalization CARMEL VALLEY CAR SHOW and Parkinson’s.” Call (760) Attend the car show 519-9588 or visit and enjoy a free lunch at for more information. the Saddleback Church inaugural car show June 2 JOIN THE JUBILEE at Canyon Crest Academy, San Dieguito Interfaith 5951 Village Center Loop Ministerial Association inRoad, Carmel Valley. Entry vites you to its monthly Difee for car show registrants alogue at noon June 5 at the is three canned food items Seaside Center for Spiritual for the church’s food pantry. Living, 1613 Lake Drive, Owners are requested to set Encinitas, to learn more up their cars at the school about the Jubilee movement by 9 a.m. For more informa- and how you might respond tion, contact Marsha Tom to a Call for Action. Jubilee at (858) 519-1754, e-mail at 2000 is an international, alition movement in over or visit 40 countries that called for sandiego. cancellation of third world debt by the year 2000. This movement coincided with the Great Jubilee, the celeGOP LUNCHEON bration of the year 2000 in Republican Women the Catholic Church. Bring


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award. We’ve been working hard to build a common vision and common focuses on what our students to be and what we want them to be when they leave school.” As for the programs in North County, Rancho Minerva won the Achieve Award for its global and nationally recognized Video Production and Digital Storytelling program. The Del Mar Union School District won the Innovate Award for its District Design 2022 and the Escondido Union School District was an honorable mention for the Inspire Award for its Protecting our

Watershed: Inquiry to Action program. Morton said her award stems from four years of hammering out how the academy and students should approach learning. She said the school built a culture of success with parents, students and the community through personalized and project-based learning. In addition, the approach focused on encouraging the students to be self-advocates and self-starters taking responsibility for their academic success.

“Students do a lot of creating, researching and presenting to their peers in the community,” Morton said. “We also have a huge emphasis on social-emotional success.” Scholarship winners include Ricardo Perez of Mission Hills High School (San Marcos); Angel Zayas-Vargas of Sage Creek High School (Carlsbad); Jenna Bonker of Escondido and Rancho Bernardo High School (Poway); Jillian Abasta of Oceanside High School; and Spencer Venegas Garcia of San Pasqual High School (Escondido).

your own lunch. Dessert ing Tides: Innovation in will be provided. Palliative Care,” the fourth annual San Diego Palliative Care Conference from 8 FRIENDS AND FAITH The Catholic Widows a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 7 at and Widowers of North Cal State San Marcos UniCounty support group for versity Student Union. The those who desire to foster cost is $175 and includes friendships through var- food and parking. Kalaious social activities will nithi’s address will be in meet for dinner at La Tapa- honor of Dr. Thomas Chiptia Restaurant followed by pendale, an Encinitas neu“Culture Shock” at Cali- rologist who died of lung fornia Center For The Arts, cancer in 2014. Escondido June 5, join the show and telescope viewing RUMMAGE SALE at Palomar College PlaneSt. Mary’s Altar Socitarium, San Marcos June 7 ety will be hosting a Spring and meet for a potluck at St. Cleaning Rummage Sale Margaret Catholic Church, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. June Oceanside June 9. Reserva- 8 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. June tions are necessary: (858) 9 at 609 Pier View Way, 674-4324. Oceanside. They would appreciate donations of reusable items such as jewelry, tools, sports, clothes, toys, households, etc. (nothing BLUE STAR PROGRAM The San Diego Botanic heavy). Drop off donations Garden is proud to partici- at the Church’s Star of the pate in the Blue Star Muse- Sea Center from 4 to 7 pm. um program, offering free June 7. For questions, call admission to all active duty, Mary at (760) 458-1066 or National Guard and Re- Connie at (760) 877-9334. serve members of the U.S. military and their families FORE THE CASA (card carrier plus five imJoin the fun at the mediate family members), FORE the Casa Kids Golf to say ‘thank you’ to the Tournament noon to 8 p.m. U.S. military. More infor- June 7 at Vista Valley Counmation at try Club, 29354 Vista Valley military-specials.htm. Drive, Vista. The day will raise money for Casa de Amparo and include a golf WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS North County Widows tournament, course drinks, and Widowers will host a lunch and adult beveragHappy Hour at 3 p.m. at the es. Once the tournament is Jolly Roger, 1960 Harbor complete, enjoy a live aucDr. North, Oceanside June tion and dinner. To regis6. RSVP to (760) 304-0244. ter, visit There will also be a cham- event/casa-kids-golf-tournapagne brunch/order-off- ment/. menu at 11:30 a.m. June 9 at Miguel’s Cocina, 5980 DO DAD’S DAY AT THE WAVE Avenida Encina, Carlsbad. The city of Vista’s Wave RSVP to (760) 522-5144. Waterpark offers Friday Night Splash from 4 to 8 p.m. June 7 and June 21 with discounted admission of $9.95. To celebrate Father’s Day, KNOW YOUR NATIVE PLANTS California Native noon to 5:30 p.m. June 16, Plants will be the topic dads are free with paid chilat 1:30 p.m. June 7 at the dren’s admission when they Gloria McClellan Senior mention “dad day” at the Center, 1400 Vale Terrace gate. For more information, thewavewaterpark. Drive, with Tony Gernoe, visit director of Horticulture of com, or call (760) 940-9283. the San Diego Botanical. Fingertip lunch at noon followed by business meeting at 12:30, and program at ELECTRIC VEHICLES SHOW 1:30 p.m. Visit vistangarThe ultimate or e-mail Vi- nity for anyone interested in Electric Vehicles, the EV Show 2019, is from noon to 3 p.m. June 8 at 1780 La PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, a Costa Meadows Drive, San Stanford medical school Marcos. See cutting edge physician and widow of the EV developments, as well as author of “When Breathe test drives. Tony Williams Becomes Air,” will be the will be available to chat keynote speaker at “Chang- with, answer questions, and

provide personal advice. Guests are asked to register at http://TheEVShow2019. com. There will be live music, food, beer and wine, plus raffles and more. Directions and information at

fresh sushi, learn about zero waste and the art and craft of pizza making. For more information contact: Nancy Marks at or call (760) 458-0150.

be recognized, it’s really not about me,” Churchill said. “It’s about the people I work with, the students we serve and it’s about a system working to do great things for the next generation.” Kim Morton, principal at T.H.E (Temple Heights Elementary) Leadership Academy won the Innovative Principal Award and Kelli Mocny of the Oceanside Unified School District, was tapped as the SD CUE Innovative TOSA of the Year. “It was such a team process,” Morton said. “It’s not my award, it’s a community





The Filipino-American Cultural Organization and the Oceanside Public Library will be hosting the 18th Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration from noon to 6:30 p.m. June 8 in the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Crafts and activities for children until 5 p.m. Inside the library, Philippine collectibles, videos about Filipino cooking and tourism will be showing, plus a variety of vendors.




The Aviara Women’s Club invites all women in Carlsbad and neighboring communities to hear Richard and Renee Wing present “Heart Coherent Tai Chi Kung” at 6 p.m. June 11 at the Carlsbad City Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. For more information, visit


The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities will host Happy hour and dinner at Ignite Bistro, Carlsbad June 11. Reservations are necessary: (858) 674-4324.

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 31st annual Spring Fling Gala at 5:30 p.m. June 8 at a new outdoor destination, the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Rancho Santa Fe. Enjoy tastings from 19 of the top San Diego restaurants. Tickets INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY at free Intermediate fling-gala. Genealogy Class, sponsored by North San Diego CounMAKE SOME WINDCHIMES ty Genealogy Society, will Kids in the Garden be offered at 10 a.m. June Class features creative 11 at the Carlsbad Faraday windchimes with Sivana Center,1635 Faraday Ave., Gurfrom 10 a.m. to noon at Room 173. Dorothy MillAlta Vista Gardens, 1270 er will present “Computer Vale Terrace Drive in Vis- Tips and Tricks for the GeReservations ta. Cost $5 per person. nealogist.” Pre-registration required not required. For questions at farmerjonesavbg@gmail. call (949) 310-1778 or e-mail com or call (760) 822-6824.




Single Travelers Club will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. June 11 at Hunter Steakhouse, 1221 Vista Way, Oceanside. Visitors welcome. The discussion will be “Pat & Jewel's May Columbia River cruise.” Call Jackie (760) 438-1472 to RSVP.

Shavuot Community Celebration Brunch and Ice Cream Social will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 9 at Chabad of Oceanside/Vista, 1930 Sunset Drive, Vista. Celebrate the giving of the Torah. Hear the 10 commandments and enjoy a dairy buffet. Children will sing songs, play games and make their own ice cream sundae. QUILTERS BOUTIQUE El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. June 13 at QLN Conference CenCOOKING, ART AND ECOLOGY ter, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Sign up now for the Oceanside. Parking is limWillow Tree Center’s ited, so carpool if you can. week-long, full-day sum- Doors open 9 a.m. for the mer camp for ages 6 to 12, annual boutique, silent aucfrom 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tion and fabric sale. There June 24 through June 28 is no workshop in June. Visat the Oceanside Museum it or of Art, 704 Pier View Way, email info@elcaminoquilOceanside. Campers do art, for more informacrafts and learn to prepare tion.



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LISA WELLENS, above holding microphone, speaks during a May 28 press conference at the Vista Civic Center urging the City Council to support the San Diego Association of Governments’ new transit plan. The City Council voted to submit a letter of opposition. The SANDAG proposal would shift TransNet tax funds away from highway projects, such as the connection at Interstate 5 and State Route 78, shown at right, to a regionwide transit proposal. Photos by Steve Puterski


Councilwoman Corinna Contreras, who voted no, said the plan is the future and an investment in transit will ensure the county hits its state-mandated climate goals, ease pressure on infrastructure and cited the TransNet budget shortfall as reasons to transition to the latest plan. “I do want a presentation and think it’s really important,” Contreras said. “I think the approach makes us look like a toddler screaming about the 78. SANDAG is not going to pay attention to us. As a city, bring forward solutions that we have and hold taxpayer money to a greater level of accountability than before.” Proponents, though, argued the transit project will accelerate the city and county’s goals in meeting climate mandates. Additionally, they say the transfer of money will be better suited to ensure more ridership and reduce carbon emissions. Also, residents slammed the council for not initially inviting SANDAG to present its plan in front of the council. SANDAG is presenting the plans to every North County city, and others, over the next several months. The council, hearing the concerns of the residents, also authorized SANDAG to present at a future council meeting. Resident Lisa Wellens said the plan is a strategy and what SANDAG should work with, instead of throw-

ing out plans without comprehensive direction. She said there was little good faith in working collaboratively with SANDAG and figuring out a plan moving forward. “Keeping this promise for the sake of keeping a promise could be a bad one,” she said. “SANDAG must shift priorities toward transit and active transportation to maintain the region’s ability to compete for state and federal transportation funds.” Another sticking point is the financials. Cori Schumacher, who works as a Vista field representative for Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath, told the council the TransNet projections show a $22.1 billion shortfall, thus the organization doesn’t have the money to complete all the highway projects. San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond, who represents District 5 including Vista, said it is likely the new plan will cost billions more than the current slate of projects and SANDAG’s goal is to reach a 10% ridership from its current 3.5%. Rigby, meanwhile, said the only offering SANDAG presented is double-tracking the Sprinter line, while she and the other three council members expressed concern over no budget proposal for the plan. Additionally, the council majority said SANDAG will ask for a larger tax, perhaps near $0.08, which is significantly more than the current half-cent tax used to fund TransNet. Many residents,

County gas prices drop again REGION — The average price of a gallon of selfserve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped May 30 for the 11th consecutive day and 23rd time in the past 24 days, decreasing six-tenths of a cent to $3.951, its lowest amount since April 11. The average price has dropped 14.9 cents over the

past 24 days, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price is 4.3 cents less than one week ago and 13.4 cents lower than one month ago, but 19.1 cents more than one year ago. — City News Service

though, said shifting the money from highway to transit will keep new costs lower. In addition, the 2004 vote (the tax didn’t start until 2008) allows SANDAG flexibility in shifting funds to other projects, Contreras said. High-level view of the plan “5 Big Moves” is part of SANDAG’s San Diego Forward initiative and includes completing corridors, a transit leap, mobility hubs, flexible fleets and Next Operating System (Next OS). The corridor improvements focus on technology, pricing and connectivity to repurpose how highways and roads are used. Additionally, upgrades would prioritize dedicated space for transit and other pooled services, according to the SD Forward website. The transit leap calls

to complete a network of high-capacity, high-speed and high-frequency transit services to improve services and add new transit modes. It also plans for double or even triple tracking, increase the frequency connecting to mobility hubs. Continuing the alignment with the corridors and transit leap are the hubs where an array of “travel options” come together. In addition, the plan supports land uses increasing housing near transit, along with improving infrastructure for bikes and pedestrians. According to the plan, the hubs will also be customized based on a community’s transportation needs. As for flexible fleets, it ranges from shared bikes to shuttles and shared, electric vehicles. Residents will use a mobile app to book and pay for travel. “As technology evolves,

driverless vehicle fleets will communicate to each other and surrounding infrastructure to make safe and timely connections,” the plan reads. “This includes transporting travelers and delivering and commercial and retail goods.” Next OS is dubbed the “brain” of the transportation system. It would be an integrated platform to connect the other strategies and users, transportation

service providers and infrastructure for a more seamless system. It would also manage the “supply and demand, drive system-wide optimization and facilitates increased use of existing transportation systems to achieve desired goals around climate, environment, safety and mobility.” The plan also include rail lines from Carlsbad to Vista and Vista to San Marcos.

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Alum named principal at Rancho Buena Vista High By Steve Puterski

VISTA — It is a homecoming for the newest leader at Rancho Buena Vista High School. Joseph Clevenger will begin his tenure July 1 for the 2019-20 school year after concluding his duties at Sullivan Middle School in Bonsall, where he oversees all operations. He was also the assistant principal of Elsinore High School. Clevenger takes over for Charles Shindler, who spent the past seven years at Rancho Buena Vista and 35 years in education. “It is neat that I get to come back and work at the high school I graduated from,” he said. Clevenger also taught math and science during his 17-year career. But his move back to Vista, he said, was a combination of coming home and a career opportunity. In addition, working

Joseph Clevenger with high school students, Clevenger said, is what he enjoys most as it provide more authentic and meaningful interactions. “Joseph’s experience in the classroom and at a site leadership level is a great fit for Rancho Buena Vista,” said Vista Unified Superintendent Dr. Linda Kimble. “He will continue the amazing work happening at

Rancho and will be able to look at things through a new lens.” At Rancho Buena Vista, though, he said he is walking into a great situation, although there is a learning curve of adjusting to the day-to-day climate and culture. Clevenger said he will take a holistic approach and find ways to build on the school’s strengths, while fostering some of those programs in need of more attention. One of the school’s featured programs is Career Technical Education, which is aligned with Palomar College. Clevenger said a priority is to ensure the students are competitive upon graduation so they are ready for college life. “If you can send a student off more competitive to college or with a certificate, it puts them ahead of a lot of people,” he explained.

“That’s one of our charges here. To make sure our students walk out of here competitive to go into the real world.” Additionally, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming is exploding throughout the region. Clevenger said another goal is to establish more partnerships with businesses and stakeholders that would benefit the students. “That’s one area I’m really excited about,” he added. “Having grown up in this community, I’m looking forward to helping, and strengthening more, the relationships with local business and community partners.” He graduated from Cal State University San Marcos with a degree in liberal studies and received a Master of Science in educational leadership from Pepperdine University.

‘Senior Savers’ helps make life easier for elderly By Steve Puterski

SAN MARCOS — Seniors not in assisted living on fixed incomes face numerous challenges, such as access to affordable health care. A new facility in the city through the Gary and Mary West Foundation will provide access to affordable health care and meals. The couple founded the West Corporation, a billion-dollar telecoms company, and is now focused on the care and well-being of seniors. On May 13, the Gary and Mary West PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) facility at 1706 Descanso Ave., also hosted a special screening of the TV program “Senior Savers,” hosted by Carlsbad realtor Bryan Devore and Jami Shapiro, who owns Silver Linings Transitions, a senior move management company. The PACE center will open in late June or early July, according to West Health Community Outreach Manager Mary Jurgensen. Devore showcased one Oceanside couple, Eve and George Heyman, making the transition from their longtime home to either assisted living or a new home. “They were very good sports,” Devore said. “We had a lot filming and re-filming, but they are just a great couple.” Devore and Shapiro

JAMI SHAPIRO, owner of Silver Linings Transitions, and Carlsbad realtor Bryan Devore are co-hosts of Senior Savers, a television show aimed at helping elderly residents. Courtesy photo

spent nearly one year producing the 30-minute TV program, which is expected to air on KVWN Channel 4 in June. The show covers the decision of the Heymans opting to move into a new home in Temecula to be closer to their son and grandchildren. The couple spent 28 years in a two-story home in Oceanside, but as they grew older, falls and other hazards became a pressing concern. So, the couple decided to air their process with Devore and Shapiro. They visited two assisted living facilities, one

in Carlsbad and one in San Marcos, but also had Devore look at several homes, including in Temecula. In the end, Temecula won out, but Devore and Shapiro also provided upgrades to the home to make it more senior-friendly. Those included solar panels, a walk-in shower, grab bars, ramps, removal of rugs and other floor material to prevent trips and they also moved the couple in. A discount on the solar panels allowed the Heymans to afford the home after their Oceanside residence sold for a little less than they

were hoping, Devore said. “No matter what situation a senior may be in, there are solutions for them,” he added. “There are so many resources available that people shouldn’t feel like they are along and trapped. We can help guide them for whatever services they need.” The couple said their decision was difficult, but knew being close to family was the right move. The assisted facilities, they said on the show, were full of amenities and everything a senior needs to thrive. “Senior Savers” focuses on senior issues and showcasing resources for seniors looking to move into an assisted facility or downsize. Shapiro said another point of the show is to start conversations with seniors scared to admit they’re aging and the younger generation to bridge those gaps. “They don’t want to admit they need help or ask for anything and they sort of suffer in silence,” she added. “Our society doesn’t value aging. We because we don’t value aging, then people can’t share what’s happening to them and their bodies. If we were like other societies … maybe everybody wouldn’t feel like they would have to suffer in silence.” Devore and Shapiro will also screen “Senior Savers” at the Carlsbad Senior Center this summer.

Poway suspect pleads not guilty to 113 federal charges REGION — A 19-yearold Cal State San Marcos nursing student accused of opening fire during a Passover service at a Poway synagogue last month, killing one congregant and injuring several others, as well as the alleged arson of an Escondido mosque, appeared May 28 before a U.S. magistrate judge and pleaded not guilty to a 113-count grand jury indictment.

John T. Earnest of Rancho Penasquitos is being prosecuted in federal and state court in separate but simultaneous cases stemming from the April 27 shooting rampage at Chabad of Poway and the March 24 arson blaze at the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque, also known as the Islamic Center of Escondido. Earnest’s parents watched the proceedings from a packed courtroom

gallery and did not speak to reporters afterward. They previously publicly condemned their son’s alleged actions and said they would not pay for his defense. He is being charged by both federal and state prosecutors and faces a possible death sentence in both cases. Neither office has made a decision regarding whether to pursue the death penalty. The defendant is ac-

cused of carrying out the shooting on the last day of Passover, killing Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60, who was shot twice in the synagogue’s foyer and died at a hospital Authorities said Earnest, who lived with his parents, confessed to both the shooting and the arson fire in an online manifesto posted prior to the synagogue shooting. — City News Service

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Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ HOST HOME NEEDED

Hands of Peace has lost a host family due to health reasons and are in need of a host family/families for two Palestinian boys from July 10 to July 29. The group needs the family to be able to host the entire time, which entails transportation to and from the program site (carpools arranged in advance) as well as breakfast and dinners. “Hosting is a truly wonderful experience,” said spokesman Randa Krakow. Anyone interested should call (559) 999-7066.


American Public Works Association’s San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter has recognized Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Avenida La Posta Recycled Water Project as “Project of the Year.” The award celebrates OMWD’s engineering and project management efforts. The project consisted of the installation of more than 600 feet of recycled water pipeline in a high-traffic area among critical electrical, gas, and fuel infrastructure. OMWD collaborated with Diegueño Middle School, San Dieguito Union High School District, Encinitas Union School District, and the Villanitas homeowner association to expand recycled water service. To reduce costs by using one contractor and one construction schedule, all entities closely coordinated on design, construction elements, and traffic control plans.


The Rhoades School in Encinitas announced it will open a new 5,300-squarefoot middle school campus at 910 Encinitas Boulevard, less than three miles from the school’s current campus. It will open in September, welcoming 90 middle school students to the new campus, which will have the capacity to serve up to 120 students.


The San Diego Women’s Foundation will award $243,000 to North County Lifeline, Free to Thrive, GenerateHope and Project Concern International: Trafficking Prevention Collective and Children’s Legal Services during its annual Grants Celebration June 5.


versities around the world as an exemplar for innovative arts curriculum. SERVING SENIORS

Serving Seniors’ recent Experience of a Lifetime gala raised $435,000 to help vulnerable San Diego seniors in our local community, including 620,000 nutritious meals, affordable housing, healthcare and supportive services for nearly 5,000 low-income and homeless seniors throughout San Diego County.


Anthea Grant has associated with the Carlsbad office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as an affiliate agent. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


Adam Wheat of San Diego, is one of the Marine Corps newest officers from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Wheat took his commissioning oath May 3 in Summerall Chapel. Marist College senior Teresa Cimino, of Encinitas, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Cimino is a fashion merchandising major (with minors in global studies and journalism). North County students earning a 2019 degree from the University of Kansas included Kristen Forseth Millard, Carlsbad, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Francesca Sarai Kingsmore, Del Mar, Bachelor of Science in Business in Business Administration; and Brooke Harvey, Vista, Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Lauren Redford of Oceanside was named to Adelphi University’s fall 2018 dean’s list. Redford is majoring in English. Currie Thomason of Vista has been named to the Eastern New Mexico University dean’s list for the spring semester. Matthew Serrato of Oceanside was selected to the University of Jamestown’s spring dean’s list. North County students named to Emerson College dean’s list for the spring semester include Henry Aceves of Solana Beach, majoring in Theatre; Avery Mann of Carlsbad, majoring in Media Arts Production; Taina Millsap of Encinitas, majoring in Journalism, and Alex Weingarten of Carlsbad, majoring in Media Arts Production. Erika Klock of Carlsbad was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Nazareth College. Camille Lundstedt of Encinitas was named to the dean’s list at Belmont University for the spring semester.

MiraCosta College Theatre and Film Faculty Eric Bishop was promoted to Chair of Region 8 of the Kennedy Center American ST. JAMES GOES GREEN College Theater Festival. St. James Academy, Solana Beach was named KUDOS FOR MC ART DEPT. a 2019 U.S. Department of MiraCosta College Art Education Green Ribbon Department Faculty Yoshi School for its innovative efHayashi has published forts to address the three “Arts Programming for the “Pillars” of Green Schools: Anthropocene,” released reducing environmental by Routledge press. The impact and utility costs, imMiraCosta College Land- proving health and wellness, marks of Art program was and ensuring effective susfeatured alongside four uni- tainability education.

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Jacob wins Div. II No rest for the weary — or Ben Higgins women’s golf title sports talk

CSUSM is runner-up in team competition SAN MARCOS — The Cal State San Marcos women’s golf team’s strong season came to an end May 18, with the school earning second place in its first NCAA Division II National Championship as the Cougars fell 4-1 to Florida Tech in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In the individual competition that concluded May 16, CSUSM junior Jaime Jacob (La Costa Canyon) finished with an even-par 219 over three rounds to become the school’s first individual NCAA Division II national champion. After a pair of 1-under-par rounds, Jacob rallied on the third day with three birdies on the back nine to salvage a final-round 75. She then had to wait two hours to celebrate, as eventual runner-up Gloria Choi (1over 220) of Southwest Oklahoma State was still on the course, the par-73 PGA National Champion Course. Choi had a three-shot lead with three holes re-

maining but stumbled with back-to-back bogeys. In the team competition, the Cougars secured the No. 2 seed in the eightteam medal match play by finishing four strokes behind Florida Tech after three days of team stroke play. In advancing to the final against top seed Florida Tech, CSUSM knocked off Dallas Baptist University and defending champion University of Indianapolis. Cal State San Marcos, which is only in its second year of Division II postseason eligibility, was making its first appearance in the women’s golf championships. Jacob (first team), sophomore Clair Hogle (second team) and freshman Breann Horn (honorable mention) were each named to the Women’s Golf Coaches of America All-American Division II teams. Assistant coach Jennifer Johnson, meanwhile, was named the WGCA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year.

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fter Ben Higgins' noggin’ finds the pillow at 1 a.m., his alarm clocks snaps the solitude of his Encinitas home a mere three-plus hours later. “Somehow I make it work,” Higgins said. “I sneak in a nap here and there.” If Higgins isn’t the hardest-working media member in the San Diego market, he’s the most sleep-deprived. As the KGTV10 News sports director and, as of June 10, the co-host of the “Ben and Woods” morning sports talk show on 97.3 The Fan, the Padres’ flagship station, Higgins is shy of shut-eye. “I really don't know how he does it,” said cohost Steve Woods of Solana Beach. “He’s a beast.” What’s old is new again for Higgins. After the 11 p.m newscast, it’s nearly time to start again with his radio gig. “Actually I have a twin brother,” Higgins joked. “But I'm doing what I want to do, so in that way, I enjoy

NORTH COUNTY sports personalities Ben Higgins, right, and Steve Woods are taking their show to 97.3 The Fan, the Padres’ flagship station. Courtesy photo


There was no joy in Mudville, or the Higgins household, when The Mighty 1090 waved a white flag recently. Unable to pay its bills, Higgins and Woods paid the price. After about a year of them forming their a.m. shtick on an AM station, it was over. “We expected to be at 1090 a long time,” Higgins, 43, said. “We were really fortunate that 97.3 showed

an interest in us. It certainly wasn’t planned that way.” Higgins’ career path after graduating from Torrey Pines High School has been local. Since being a 1090 intern in 2002, he’s bounced around different San Diego stations, connecting with more partners than Paris Hilton. He’s shared a microphone with Craig Elston doing the Padres pre- and post-game shows. He had a

sports talk show with Chris Ello. And while working at KGTV he’s seen countless colleagues come and go while manning the sports desk with class and distinction. That led to his double-double with KGTV and 1090 and now into a similar combo with Woods at 97.3. Save Ted Leitner, who once did that, and called Padres games, few match the tenacity in which Higgins punches the clock. So when 1090 cried uncle, Higgins slept in. But that didn't last long when 97.3 called, seeking to expand its home-spun programing. If Higgins nicks his face while shaving in the pre-dawn darkness, he bleeds Padre brown. “I love the Padres,” Higgins said. But which platform tugs at his heart the most? “TV is about crafting things to fit into two- and three-minute chunks,” Higgins said. “Then on radio I’m able to expand my passion for sports and have a little more fun.” It’s doubtful Higgins will be off-kilter when returning to radio. Like rust, Higgins never sleeps. Contact Jay Paris at Follow him @jparis_sports

North County athletes enjoy success at state track & field championships By Steve Horn

REGION — Prep athletes from North County schools competed in and earned spots on the’ podium at the California Interscholastic Federation State Track & Field Championships, May 24-25 at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High School in Clovis. In the 100 meter spring, Orange Glen High School senior Moray Steward took fourth place in a time of 10.54 seconds. Steward, a wide receiver stand-out on the football team that won a state championship in 2018, said his goal was to come in at least second place behind Kenan Christon. Christon, hailing from James Madison High School in San Diego and a recruit to play football at USC, now ranks as tied for the fastest 100-meter runner in state high school history after his 10.30 run in Clovis. Though he did not hit his top-two goal, Steward said that the “experience was just wonderful and it felt so natural” at the state meet for him. “I just love sprinting at big meets in front of many people and compet-

ORANGE GLEN sprinter Moray Steward finished fourth in the 100-meter sprint and sixth in the 200 meters at the state meet. Courtesy photo

ing against some of the best sprinters in the state makes me more competitive and pushes me to run even faster,” he said, adding that he plans to run track in college. “I will miss running track at Orange Glen and all the hard work and fun times I had on that track.” Steward also placed sixth, and again landed on the podium, in the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.49. San Pasqual High School sophomore Elise

Miller took third in the triple jump, launching herself a distance of 40-2. “This was my first time at the state meet, and I was extremely excited to be able to compete with such talented athletes,” Miller said in an email of her experience in Clovis. “The whole experience was amazing, and I’m so grateful to have experienced it.” Stanford-bound distance runner Kristin Fahy of La Costa Canyon High School won the girls 3,200 in a time of 10:11, a personal best and a first state title, pulling away from the field with a half-mile to go and winning by six seconds. “Right from the start of the race I took the lead and tried to keep a hard, consistent pace,” Fahy said. “My strategy was to take it out fast in hopes of stringing out the field and not allowing it to be a close finish. Thankfully the race went according to plan and going into the final lap was when I realized I could actually win.” In the boys’ 3,200, Fahy’s La Costa Canyon teammate, junior Caleb Niednagel, landed on the podium in fifth place with a time of 9:01.

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Food &Wine Carlsbad Brewing: Bressi Ranch’s latest beer venture craft beer in North County

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arlsbad Brewing Company surprised me. It was completely unknown to me until just a few days ago, and it turned out to be unusually good. Which is really saying something in San Diego’s craft beer market, which is loaded with excellent breweries. Located in a new, sharp-looking building, Carlsbad Brewing Company (6133 Innovation Way, Carlsbad) is the latest venture from the owners of the popular Encinitas Ale House. They are still in a soft-open phase, but given the large, happy crowd in

attendance on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, it felt like they were already fully open. Because of the company’s experience with other bar-related businesses, the service was excellent and everything was already running very smoothly. I can’t think of a brewery in an industrial/commercial park that has a better setting. A pair of small patios out front give an elevated view of planes landing at the McClellan-Palomar Airport, and they make an excellent place to watch a sunset. Just be sure to bring sunglasses! The interior is well done, too. It looks much more like a pub or restaurant than a typical brewery tasting room. The kitchen is operating already and the food looks/smells good, though I didn’t eat on this occasion.

CARLSBAD BREWING is in the soft-open phase, although it was hopping on the Friday before Memorial Day. Photo by Bill Vanderburgh

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owned by the same folks. Both beer brands will be on tap at this location once the brewery — in a huge space next door, visible through interior windows — is up and running later this year. So far, CBC beers are not on the menu; five Acoustic Ales beers are. Those beers are being guest brewed down at their old brewery, now home to Latchkey Brewing (near San Diego International Airport — I guess the owners like airports). But this isn’t just a tasting room for the beers made on site. It is also a craft beer bar with an excellent range of draft and bottled beers. The 32 rotating taps offer local plus non-local-but- excellent / famous beers (including Pliny the Elder on the opening weekend). The bottled offerings focus mainly on Belgian and German styles but there is also a lot of variety on that list. The entrance to the property is through a commercial park. If you are approaching from Gateway Road, watch out: just before the turn on to Innovation Way there is a section of the street that has chicanes built into it (instead of speed bumps, I guess). The twisty curves surprised me, at least. Once you arrive, you’ll find plenty of parking. Within two miles, you’ll find a host of other good breweries, including Pizza Port, Burgeon, Rouleur, Papa Marce’s, and Culver, the last of which I raved about in this column a few weeks ago, and the first four of which combined for 15 medals at the recent Los Angeles International Beer Competition.

BAKER & OLIVE in Encinitas hasn’t moved far, but their new location allows them to better showcase their wide variety of gourmet delights. Courtesy photo

Baker & Olive even more fabulous in new location

all times. Besides their traditional, extra virgin olive oil “EVOO” as its referred to, they have a wide variety of infused oils and all of them are available to taste. Some of those fabu lous infused flavors include basil, blood orange, butter, cilantro and roasted onion, Eureka lemon, garlic, herbs de Provence, Persian lime, Tuscan herb, black truffle and roasted sesame just to name a few. The culinary applications of these are endless and the staff at Baker & Olive will gladly share their

extensive knowledge on their different uses. In addition to the spectacular selection of olive oils, their aged balsamic vinegars are also worth the trip. The flavor varieties in both the dark and white are all over the map and include fig, blackberry, cinnamon pear, tangerine, black currant, dark chocolate, Vermont maple, strawberry, lavender, and red apple and that’s just on the dark side of things. All these options could be a bit overwhelming but again, that’s where the knowledgeable staff comes in. That and the ability to taste just about everything they offer before you buy it. And while the culinary applications are endless, you will find it difficult to buy pre-mixed salad dressing again if you have a few varieties of their olive oil and balsamic vinegar on your countertop. And yes, keep these out and visible at all times because not only are the bottles quite attractive, their visibility will ensure that they get put to use. Almost every product offered at Baker & Olive complements one another and could be used either as a simple standalone enhancement to a snack or as an essential ingredient to a gourmet feast. They have a wide variety of sea salts ranging from Hawaiian Alaea to French Sel Gris to Cyprus Flake. The highest


received notice recently on the grand reopening celebration of Baker & Olive in Encinitas happening May 29 and it served as a timely reminder that I needed to stock up on some of their amazing products. They actually moved just across the parking lot from their former location but it’s much easier to access and a larger space to showcase their wide variety of gourmet delights. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this one-ofa-kind store here is a quick refresher. They are a locally owned, chef-inspired specialty shop and tasting pantry with stores in Encinitas, Del Mar, San Diego and Corona del Mar. They are passionate about good food and exceptional customer service and are inspired by people with a common connection. Their culinary team has created a remarkable storefront with artisan cheeses and charcuterie, the finest collection of world-class aged balsamic vinegars, ultra premium freshest harvest olive oils from around the world, boutique wines, salts and seasonings, and an array of local handcrafted food ingredients. As like any store of that nature, they are constantly evolving, collaborating with regional chefs then sharing that knowledge with their customers. They describe it best as an “old world meets new world, west coast inspired marketplace.” I’ll start with their olive oils as every foodie who values quality ingredients in their cooking should really have a few bottles from Baker & Olive on hand at


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Wining, dining around for the best views in San Diego Bass with mushrooms, asparagus, yuzu blanc and radish spaetzle. After sampling the Veuve Clicquot bubbly as an intro to the fine wine list of Cusp, I was in a sparkling mood and continued my quest for more with Batasiolo Moscato di Asti. Many of you know Batasiolo as a family of wines from Asti in the Piedmont Italy area with its bright fruit forward juice delivering juicy peach, citrus and floral notes, is held in high esteem by this column. Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are used in the base, similar to Champagne in France. There is now a sparkling wine craze right alongside Rosé and powered by the Millennial generation. Cusp Dining and Drinks has a view to drink to. See more at

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he best coast for dining views is the West Coast, and the best in the West is the view from a few privileged restaurants that have stunning panoramic views of San Diego to add to other overthe-top features inside as well as out. In casting around for candidates for this honor, I had to ponder such luminaries as Coasterra, Mr. A’s and The Marine Room. All had some of the indulgent reasons for best view, but only two could pass my checklist of a dynamic menu of wine and food, a 180-degree ocean view, outdoor patio, relative quiet while dining, views from the majority of seating spaces, beautiful classy surroundings and a happy group of servers, chefs and managers. It’s been my experience that the wine and dine experience is so enhanced by all these pluses that leaving is the most difficult of choices. My congratulations go out to two restaurants that meet these criteria: Cusp and Il Fornaio. It was “Bub-

IL FORNAIO, with a beachfront view of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline, was the backdrop for a Pegasus wine dinner with owners Peggy and Michael Crowley, here flanking Il Fornaio events coordinator Lori Dunn. Photo by Frank Mangio

bly Wednesday” at Cusp and the Veuve Cliquot Champagne was flowing at the lively bar and each of the tables, which are all facing the brilliant sunset, in progress when I arrived. The eye-popping promotion has a Happy Hour $4 glass of Veuve start-

ing at 4 p.m., then going up a dollar every hour for the next few hours. Cusp Executive Chef Ingrid Funes had her fresh coastal cuisine at its inventive best. The lineup included grilled fish, house made pastas, local meats and rus-

tic flatbreads from the imported pizza oven. The night food and beverage manager, Sergio Bastidas, was making sure all the wine and dine guests were taken care of with the best service possible. Chef Funes is from El Salvador

and comes from a long line of cooks with pride and passion. After a while at Ironside and L’Auberge Resort, she was named executive chef last year. I turned to the “Fresh Catch of the Day” and was I happy about that … a South American Sea

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In Idyllwild, challenging times for ‘island in the sky’ hit the road e’louise ondash

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CALLING ITSELF the Airbnb of boat rentals, GetMyBoat connects boat owners and boat renters. Courtesy photo

By E’Louise Ondash

Think there’s no reason to go to South County? Get acquainted with Chula Vista Harbor (did you know it had one?) during the free HarborFest, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Bayside Park. There are tacos and more at Food Truck Alley; three concert stages with live music; kayaking and fishing; and a Discovery Zone for kids. Pets welcome. Destination weddings: Good deal for hosts; for guests, not so much. Wedding guests probably won’t tell the bride and groom to their faces, but if they are planning a cruiseship wedding or one on an exotic island, chances are that one in three guests will not be thrilled to be there. The cost of plane tickets, hotel rooms and other travel expenses, and having to use vacation days are some of the reasons. These and other findings are the result of a survey conducted by travel insurance company Al-

lianz Global Assistance in late April via an internet survey. Additional findings: More than half (53.6%) said destination weddings cost too much to attend, and two-thirds said that couples who plan a wedding far from home should not expect a gift. In actuality, three in four Americans have never attended a destination wedding or a destination bachelor/bachelorette party. Surprisingly, destination weddings cost an average of $28,000, while close-to-home weddings run $35,329. The price difference may be due to a smaller guest list for destination weddings. Airbnb for boat owners and renters Owning a boat comes with a lot of responsibility and expense, but what if you want a boat for just a day, week or month? Check out GetMyBoat (www., which calls itself “the Airbnb of TURN TO TRAVEL ON 17

he last two years have been, shall we say, a challenge for the residents of Idyllwild, a mountain village in the San Jacinto Mountains about two hours northeast of North County. In July 2018, it was the Cranston fire, which burned right up to the edge of town and caused the evacuation of 7,000 people. On Valentine’s Day this year, the heavens opened and dumped about 8 inches of rain on the landscape in just two days. The result: portions of the two roads into Idyllwild collapsed and repairs probably will continue until July. “The road closures have been pretty decimating for our businesses,” says Holly Parsons, co-publisher of Idyllwild Life Magazine, which is slated to premier this month. “The transportation challenges we’re experiencing have impacted tourism (from Los Angeles) and service workers alike, sending the town into an economic tailspin from which it has yet to recover. Despite the highway restrictions, though, we are open for business.” On the plus side, the rains have caused the mountain lilacs and flowering manzanita to explode in gardens and on hillsides, most importantly, San Diego County residents can still easily get to Idyllwild. “Idyllwild is a unique and precious island in the sky away from the madding crowd of Southern California,” Parsons says. “It’s a world-class climbing and hiking destination. The trails that lead up to the top of San Jacinto (10,834 feet) are legendary for their views and extraordinary beauty.” Idyllwild also is a mec-

IDYLLWILD RESIDENTS want visitors to know that the town is open for business. Enterprises like Wooley’s have felt the economic hit from the 2018 Cranston fire and this year’s Valentine’s Day deluge that wiped out the two roads leading to town. Courtesy photo/Stephen King

ca for artists and musicians and those who love them. It probably stages more art festivals, concerts and cultural events per capita than many larger cities. You can hear the music of longtime resident and guitarist-singer-songwriter-artist-furniture-maker Roger Dutton at many of these events, like the upcoming Idyllwild Songwriters Festival (June 13 to June 16; “There are lots of creative people up here,” Dutton says. “Lots of great musicians and writers. Idyllwild is pretty much a place where you can come and do your thing and no one will give you a hard time.” When Dutton moved to Idyllwild with his parents in the late 1940s, he estimates there were about 350 people in the still-unincorporated town, and his 1961 eighth grade class had seven graduates. Today, Idyllwild’s population is nearly 5,200 residents — about the same number as the town’s alti-

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“They are all over town. They get their mail at the post office and buy supplies. There are big banners at the motels. The town is very supportive.” There are plenty of day-hikers, too, many coming to conquer Devil’s Slide, a steep trail that ends at the top of San Jacinto Peak (10,834 feet). Those who make it (or even half-way to Saddle Junction) can reward themselves with a trip into town for beer, ice cream and a good meal at one of the many restaurants. After, a post-dinner stroll might bring an encounter with Mayor Max, a loving, bi-partisan Golden Retriever and town ambassador. For general tourist and event information: www. More than 100 bands on six stages will perform Aug. 16 to Aug. 18 at the Idyllwild Strong Benefit Festival, a fundraiser to help those affected by the devastating Cranston fire (2018). www. Idyllwild Nature Center Idyllw ild-nature - center. Historical Society www. Art Alliance of Idyllwild www. For more photos and commentary, visit www. /elouise.ondash.

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Proposed hotel gets pushback from Vista neighborhood opening of Matagual would negatively affect quality of life and put pedestrians on edge. “The city is proposing to open Matagual back up,” Jaydon Randall said. “They made a promise to the residents on Matagual that that street would remain closed.” Maria Bowman, whose home sits adjacent to the site, said she wasn’t sure about the proposed hotel, but would “definitely” object to opening Matagual. Likewise, Oscar Rodriguez, whose home is on the corner of Vale View and Hacienda drives, said a hotel is the last thing he wants to look at from his backyard. “I’m not comfortable with random people coming and going every day,” he said. “The last thing I want is a hotel next to my house.” Also, at least six new single-family homes are currently under construction, leading Leghart and others wondering what may happen to those values. Currently, those homes on Vale View will run about $900,000, she said.

RESIDENTS OF THE VALE VIEW neighborhood in Vista are pushing back against a proposal in the early stages that calls for a hotel off Hacienda Drive just east of Vista Village Drive. Opponents say it would negatively affect the neighborhood, traffic and quality of life. Photo by Steve Puterski

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Art-filled home tour to benefit Woman’s Club REGION — The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC is hosting its Celebrate Summer fundraising event on Saturday, June 22, at the museum-quality home and gardens of Darrell and Loren Dixon. The Dixons’ home, originally built in 1928, is filled with a world-class collection of art and includes pieces from renowned artists such as Frederick Hart, Susan Pascal Berans, James Hubbell, Paul Weber, Martin Eichinger and more. The collection of oneof-a-kind art pieces is only one facet of this unique tour. Upon entering the front gardens, you are greeted by a pride of lions, beautiful art sculptures, a fountain with mosaics and a large stained-glass window.

Their home boasts surprises at every corner, including a fairy cottage, tree house, secret doorway, hidden staircase and a grand master suite featuring incredible ocean views. The evening begins with a meet and greet while enjoying drinks and exploring the several intimate themed gardens on the front property. Then attendees will be split into groups to tour this stunning private home. The group will meet back up again in the great room for dinner. The evening ends with drinks on the cupola while gazing at the summer sunset. This event is limited to 30 guests and tickets are available for $25 each, checks payable to WCV.

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Música En La Plaza with Internacional Grupo Kawsay will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. May 31, offering live music, dancing, tacos and tequila at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido.


Artist Santos will talk about his work and artistic process from 6 to 7 p.m. May 31 in the Lux Art Lounge, 1550 S El Camino Real, Encinitas. From 7 to 8 p.m. there will be a DJ, drinks and hors d’oeuvres and an artist talk and Q&A session. RSVP



Edgy eco-decadent designers gather to preview socially relevant arte-couture and prêt-a-porter designs at the Recycled Materials Runway Event at 6 p.m. June 1 at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery. All garments and accessories are constructed, assembled and embellished using conventional and non-conventional elements including thrifted, reconditioned and trashed materials. Collage by Rosemary Rae, courtesy of Escondido Arts Partnership


Encinitas presents local artists at its Art Night Reception, held from 6 to 9 p.m. at various city sites, including Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive; Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive and Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave.


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Then I had to cross a wide street. Oh yeah. Asphalt gets really, really hot in the sunshine. This was something I actually knew, but something that had not crossed my mind for decades. Eee, ooo, aaah, wow. I hustled across the street as fast as my feet could manage and all seemed OK until I was almost home. That last stretch of asphalt and sidewalk made itself known, as my feet began to seriously protest their sudden naked exposure. Who did I think I was — Tom Sawyer, for crying out loud? One of the lovelier feelings I can remember was putting my feet under the cold-water faucet the minute I scurried through the door. Sadly, that bliss was shortlived. I had to put shoes back on to manage the rest of my day. I found my fluffiest socks and dressed my feet like the world’s biggest geek. Fortunately, I sit for the balance of the day, because walking was not for the faint of heart. Even through the socks, I could almost see the giant blisters forming. I was sure I would be crippled for days, but happy ending, no blisters formed. By morning, most of the pain had subsided. Had I gone a mile plus 10 more feet, I suspect things might have ended differently and badly. It looks like it will be another summer of solid sandal wearing for me. I can live with that.

am a huge fan of going barefooted. I did it a lot when I was young and always felt it was the highlight of carefree summer. Things change. I still like to go barefooted at home, but rarely do, now that I share the house with people who like to cook and work in the garden. As much as I love going barefooted, I loathe stepping in something sticky or crunchy. I do wish I had possessed the foresight to be a “take your shoes off at the door” kind of mom, but even now I find that a bit tiresome and time consuming. The short of it is, I recently discovered that while my heels look like five miles of bad road, the rest of my feet soles are apparently as tender as a baby’s behind. I was blissfully unaware of this sad state of affairs until my car battery died and I decided to walk home from work (about a mile) the other day. I was wearing some old clogs that were fine until you started to walk downhill — and the walk home is all downhill. It was a rare sunny day and I was suddenly overcome with the urge to spring back to my youth and Jean Gillette is a freeshake off my shoes. It felt lance writer who is a delicate delicious, actually, as it was flower and will be buying her all pretty clear sidewalk. flip-flops by the dozen this All was grand for the first year. Contact her at jean@ three-quarters of a mile.

World’s smallest baby born at San Diego hospital REGION — The world's smallest surviving baby in recorded history will continue her miraculous recovery at home after she was born at a San Diego hospital in December, weighing 8.6 ounces. The baby, nicknamed Saybie, weighed 5.6 pounds and measured 16 inches when she was discharged from Sharp Mary Birch earlier this month, according to the hospital. She was delivered by Caesarean section at 23 weeks gestation after doctors found that the mother suffered from pre-eclamp-


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San Marcos Girl Scouts volunteers honored SAN MARCOS — Girl Scouts San Diego presented Kassie Panian with the Thanks Badge, the highest award for volunteerism in Girl Scouting. Panian was among nine San Marcos honorees in the spotlight during the organization’s recent Volunteer Celebration. Panian was instrumental in creative an innovative, replicable approach to expanding Girl Scouting opportunities. She and her daughter, Justine Panian, partnered with Cal State San Marcos to develop the new College Volunteer Leader Program, which provides short-term Girl Scout leadership experiences at elementary schools in under-served areas. College students earn course credits for leading troops for a semester; some stay on as long-term volunteers. To date, 84 college students have led troops at five elementary schools in San Marcos, Escondido and Oceanside. Kassie trains many of the leaders herself, and is working to expand the program. She also volunteers extensively for the San Marcos Service Unit (which supports girl and adult members in the area), most recently as interim service manager. In addition, Girl Scouts San Diego honored the following San Marcos residents: — Felicity Potter received the Get Outdoors award for inspiring a love for nature in volunteers and girls in her troop and throughout the service unit. Potter created the “Night Owls Camping Co-op,” a girl-led group that works collaboratively to plan several camping trips each year. — San Marcos Service Unit Treasurer Lale Laubach was given an Hon-

KASSIE PANIAN, second from left, is joined by her daughter, Justine, and husband, Jim, on stage as Girl Scouts San Diego CEO Carol Dedrich, right, presents Kassie with the Thanks Badge, the highest honor for Girl Scout volunteers. Courtesy photo

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and Oceanside Girl Scouts lead discussions and custom-plan activities. — Kris Newman garnered a Cookie Award. As

San Marcos’ Cookie Coordinator, she increased participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program — through which girls learn key life and leadership skills — by recruiting eight troops from Girl Scout afterschool programs. Four volunteers received Appreciation Pins for bolstering the Girl Scout Mission in the San Marcos Service Unit. Janelle Lynch, a volunteer for the CSSM student leader program, also serves as its membership coordinator. Jennifer Stepp, San Marcos Service Unit treasurer, makes it easier for future volunteers to excel by providing stepby-step event guides. Jessica Pinell, a former San Marcos Girl Scout who now leads San Marcos Service Unit camping trips, has taught archery to more than 200 girls. Melinda Marks, manager of the San Marcos Service Unit, goes the extra mile to support a wide range programs and events.

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performance of the work and in fact; (B) that the worker performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business; and (C) that the worker is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as the work performed Under this standard, all workers are considered employees unless a company can establish the individual meets all three conditions to qualify as an independent contractor. The bill aims to halt misclassification of workers within California’s “gig economy,” with ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft as its primary targets. “ M isclassificat ion hurts workers and taxpayers,” Gonzalez told The Coast News. “Workers miss out on minimum wages, overtime, social security contributions, health care, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, paid family leave, earned sick leave, and the right to organize. Taxpayers end up paying to subsidize business through Medi-Cal, emergency medical care, food stamps, subsidized housing, free lunch programs, etc., when businesses don’t provide adequate compensation for their workforce.” Samantha largely agrees with this sentiment. “I think the law would overall be a good thing,” said Samantha. “Jobs should pay workers a living wage and give appropriate benefits.” But Samantha added that “such regulation could reduce the availability of some of these rideshare driver jobs, as companies would need to pay us more

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Gary Leroy Washburn, 84, passed into glory Friday, April 26, 2019 surrounded by family. He leaves his wife of 46 years, Sherrie Washburn, his sons, Tyler Washburn, Adam Washburn, and Jason Washburn, and his daughters, Carrie Donnelly, and Melinda Polino, his 9 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren; and many friends. Born in Quinlan, Oklahoma, the son of and Wilma (Vanderslice) and Leroy “Fritz” Washburn, he was raised in California and lived here since he was a young child.

and spend more on benefits.” And that’s where things get complicated for the North County workforce. Many worry that industries which have traditionally operated under a freelance contract business model —and its workers — could face harm from AB 5. Amendments, reactions Some of those fears subsided after amendments to the bill were published late Friday night on the eve of Memorial Day weekend. The most recent changes to the bill would allow for many client-based industries — such as real estate, accounting, architecture, hairstyling or barbering services, law, and others — to receive an exemption to the Dynamex ruling. The amendments also carve out a new nine-prong test, creating an exemption to the Dynamex ruling for workers and employers who use “a contract for professional service” payment model. Similar to the ABC test, all nine conditions must be satisfied for an employer to receive an exemption. Heather Rosing, President of the California Lawyers Association, said that the organization had advocated for the exemption. “We believe that this exemption will well serve the profession and the clients by allowing law firms and contract attorneys much needed flexibility in their arrangements,” said Rosing. Prior to the exemptions, Kirk Effinger — a real estate agent who sells homes in Escondido and San Marcos — expressed concern that the legislation could transform the client-agent relationship within the real-estate industry into a transactional busi-

In his early years Gary enjoyed playing sports and had the honor of being all CIF in Track and Football at Pomona High School. While in high school he worked late nights smudging orange groves. After graduating from Pomona High School, he joined the Army and served as a paratrooper, as well as, a driver for a colonel. He attended Woodbury College, graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 1958. After graduation he met his future wife, Sherrie Boggust, at the beach in Oceanside, and married a year later in 1959. After following a job to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his oldest son was born, the young family survived one winter and quickly decided home was Southern CA. Gary was a natural business man and advanced in many companies, American Photocopy, Youngs Market, Heublein, and Don Snyder Company. It was always his dream to open his own store. In 1965 he opened his first

ness dominated by online companies such as RedFin. For Effinger, the real estate exemption provided a sense of relief. “I’m glad the bill’s authors saw the wisdom in allowing workers who chose their professions in part because of the freedom dependent contractor status to keep it,” said Effinger. “As a long-time real estate industry professional, it was easy for me to see the serious disruption it would cause in our industry, which would ultimately bring negative consequences to homebuyers and sellers we serve.” According to Jim Ewert, general counsel for the California News Publishers Association, the journalism industry will most likely not receive an exemption. The Coast News Group is one of many small publications statewide that could be negatively impacted by the current version of the bill. Ewert pointed to one of the nine conditions contained in the amended bill requiring that “the individual has a business license, in addition to any required professional licenses or permits for the individual to practice in their profession” in California. But journalism, and the bulk of the media industry, does not rely on state-sanctioned or trade association registries. By this condition, journalism would not qualify for exemption. “[T]he recent amendments to AB 5 don’t provide adequate protection for freelance journalists,” said Ewert. “We are working on a proposal but it still needs some refinement.” Scott Ashton, the CEO of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, also questioned what AB 5 could mean for business-to-busi-

store, La Bodega Wines and Spirits. As the years passed he built the business to include a chain of 12 stores. He enjoyed his work, which lead to additional business ventures in 2 restaurants, and a travel agency. Gary lived life to the fullest. He was a man of faith and shared it with those around him. He attended North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad. He was very social and enjoyed weekly meetings and dinners with friends. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and being a huge part of their lives. Gary’s motto was if it’s not fun don’t do it. He lived a healthy active life taking regular walks and doing karate. In 2010 Gary earned a Spiritual Blackbelt for his time studying karate. Gary also enjoyed playing the trumpet and painting. Everyone who knew Gary will always remember him as a patriot. A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th at 2pm, at New Song Carlsbad, 3780 Pio Pico, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

ness relationships if it becomes law. “The Dynamex decision was very problematic in that it put a large number of existing business relationships in jeopardy,” said Ashton. “It cast a large shadow of doubt on whether or not mutually productive business relationships could or should continue… AB 5 also fails to provide for business to business exemptions and to address the need for companies to utilize independent contractors to fulfill short term projects.” Campaign contributions, lobbyist ‘carve-outs’ Shortly after providing comment for this story (and before its publication), Gonzalez took to social media with a series of preemptive tweets directed at the The Coast News, questioning the motivations behind the story. “So, the @coastnewsgroup — after admitting they rely totally on independent contractors & going on twitter to attack my AB5 — is now doing a ‘balanced’ story (not editorial) on the bill,” wrote Gonzalez. “The role of labor & labor attorneys in writing this bill. Let’s be clear, as an attorney who was elected straight out of the labor movement (and a Teamster member) you can be sure labor & at least one attorney has a role in every bill I write.” And labor unions play a significant role in AB 5. The California Labor Federation, a collective of 1,200 labor unions representing 2.1 million workers across the state, has voiced its support of AB 5 and is listed as a sponsor of the bill in official legislative documents. According to California’s campaign finance da-

MAY 31, 2019 tabase, Gonzalez received tens of thousands of dollars of campaign contributions during her 2018 re-election campaign from large labor unions, including State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, California State Council of Laborers, American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Similar trends have emerged in campaign contributions for Gonzalez’s upcoming bid for California Secretary of State in 2022. Gonzalez said that campaign contributions did not impact who has and has not received an exemption for AB 5. “Just like many industries who aren’t exempted donated to my campaign – likely far more,” she wrote in response to a question on Twitter. “That’s insulting. I’m about workers, not industries. If my record doesn’t reflect that, I don’t know whose does.” And in response to emailed questions about who helped decide exemptions to the bill, Gonzalez asked, “Is this supposed to be a trick question? Yes, I am an attorney. And before I became a legislator, I was a labor leader. Every bill I write has my role in it.” Gonzalez said that her office worked in coordination with the California Labor Federation to draft the bill. “However, Dynamex— the case that this bill is codifying—was decided by a unanimous and bi-partisan Supreme Court,” said Gonzalez. Gonzalez’s office added that all of the exemptions and compromises found within AB 5, outside of the “ABC” test, were written by the California Chamber of Commerce, as well as trade associations representing

doctors, realtors, and others in partnership with labor unions. “Since the bill is largely exemptions at this point, it’s largely been drafted by the Chamber and others,” a staffer in Gonzalez’s office said. Gonzalez added that more exemptions are still in drafting phase. “For the ones we have made up to this point, we first looked to language that is currently in statute,” Gonzalez’s staff said in an email. “California wage and hour protections typically exempt workers who make more than twice the minimum wage, which means it is less likely that they will be exploited. These workers are also less likely to be reliant on social and governmental services.” But Republican Assembly Leader Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) has called AB 5 problematic and disagrees with the court’s decision in Dynamex. “In light of the disastrous Dynamex ruling, it shouldn’t take lobbyist-inspired carve-outs for Californians to be their own bosses,” Waldron said. “The overwhelming majority of independent contractors prefer the flexibility and control their working situations provide.” “From high-school students looking for their first jobs to Uber drivers, salon workers and barbers, independent contracting is a valuable tool for Californians trying to cope with the state’s sky-high cost of living,” Waldron continued. “Employers who mis-classify workers should be punished, but destroying the business model that contractors around the state have built careers on isn’t the way to address that issue.”

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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Looking at it with fresh eyes By Jeffrey Pearson, D.O., F.A.O.A.S.M.

For decades, physicians and patients alike have been fearful of HRT, the logic being that – “if hormones are safe, then why do our bodies stop producing them? Clearly, they must turn evil after a certain age.” Alas, that is not true and enlightened physicians do their patients a service by recommending them for their patients at the appropriate time. HRT is a means of replacing something necessary that gets lost. Best example would be an automobile – while it requires fuel to run, it also requires oil in the engine in order to prevent it from breaking down. Oil doesn’t suddenly “turn bad” after the first 100,000 miles. Neither do our hormones turn bad after a certain age. While we run on food for fuel, our bodies require hormones to keep parts in repair. What is a hormone? It’s a chemical messenger wherein a gland tells another part of the body to do something. Most people are familiar with insulin (which regulates sugars and fat) and thyroid hormone (which regulates metabolism). Likewise, estrogen and testosterone


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perform important functions in our bodies (and incidentally, men and women produce BOTH of these). Yes, our bodies do stop making these latter two hormones usually in our early 50’s (some earlier, some later). However, it is NOT because they suddenly “turn evil.” Rather, it’s due to the simple fact that 100 years ago, we were dead. Think about it. A white female baby born in 1910 had a life expectancy of 52 years of age, a white male baby lived an average of 49 years. Blacks fared much worse. Remember: they did not have antibiotics nor any good treatments for high blood pressure or cancer. People died early and often, hence we didn’t see cataract, joint replacements or other surgeries because our bodies weren’t around long enough to wear out. Thanks to science – the discoveries of antibiotics and treatments for other diseases, we’ve extended the lifespan for both men and women by 30 years. However, this is artificial life extension and not due to natural evolution. So, while we have the ability to prolong life into the 80’s, 90’s and even if you don’t please make it a point to seek them out. They come in fresh at Baker & Olive and there is a cheese counter with a nice selection of options that you can purchase by the pound. Other local vendors include Fit Chick Granola, Flavor Chef Broth and Mighty Booch Kombucha. They are all about education at Baker & Olive and chef Maria Crow hosts regular classes and brings in

WITHOUT HORMONES, our bodies continue to break down after a certain age.

100’s, without a body’s hormones, our bodies continue to break down. Look around and you can see the result of this – elderly men and women with spine changes causing them to hunch forward, among other things. And, it’s totally preventable. Everyone is familiar with the more common complaints of women going through “the change” – hot flashes, sleep problems, mood changes, for example. These are generally transient lasting months to a few years. The old doctor’s advice was “Don’t worry, dearie, you’ll get area chefs to do the demonstrations. Culinary authors also stop by for book signings so it’s worth keeping up on their Facebook and Instagram pages or sign up for their eNewsletter to be kept up to date on these fun and educational events. You can find links to all their social media at w w and please note their new address at 215 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas.

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over them.” However, the primary benefit to HRT is longterm protection against the body’s eventual breakdown. In women, hormones keep the “soft and squishy parts” soft and squishy. Without estrogen, women’s bodies do not absorb calcium from the gut leading to osteoporosis (leading to fractures of spine, hips and wrists most commonly). Estrogen, when started at menopause, helps protect women from heart disease and some studies suggest that they might help stave off Alzheimer’s. Testosterone has re-

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that, let’s say, if we were to smear estrogen onto a breast or testosterone onto a prostate that they would induce cancerous changes. For example, it’s well established that the men with the highest levels of testosterone never develop prostate cancer at the time – those, of course are teenage boys. And, furthermore, it’s the men with the lowest levels of testosterone who fare far poorer if they do develop prostate cancer. However, if a breast or prostate were to develop a mutation that went on to become cancer, then HRT probably is not a good idea for those people. That’s an important distinction. In other words, hormones most likely do not cause cancer, but if a cancer were already to be present, they may feed them. (end of part 1 of article series)

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need to do more as a society.” “Wear Orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day” stemmed from the 2013 shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who was killed just a week after attending and performing at President Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration. This year, Blakespear issued the proclamation with members of the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, all clad in orange, the color the group asks the public to wear on June 7. Citing federal crime statistics, the proclamation noted that every day 100 people in America are killed in an incident involving a firearm, totaling 13,000 gun deaths annually.

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ENCINITAS — Over the past several years, the Encinitas City Council has waded into the national conversation about gun violence prevention, but support for gun safety proclamations, resolutions or the like have rarely been unanimous. Mayor Catherine Blakespear on May 22 issued a proclamation declaring June 7 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day, as part of a nationwide effort to call attention to gun-violence prevention held on the first Friday in June the past five years. Support for the proclamation was unanimous from the dais. “I think there’s a growing recognition that gun violence is an epidemic,” Blakespear said. “And that it is preventable and we

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ffering unique historical significance for the county of San Diego, the Harmony Grove Spiritualist Center will be celebrating 123 years of existence by the time this article appears. I spoke to one of the Centers Ordained Spiritualist Ministers, Elivia Melody, for some history and background. Founded in 1896, flocks of seekers first came here in horse and wagon to camp at this 13-acre spiritual meeting ground and retreat. Surrounded by lush oak trees and boulders a few miles west of Escondido and bordered by the Escondido Creek, Native American Indians also gathered in this highly charged energetic space for their pow wows. Built on top of another wellknown power center, or vortex, the Harmony Grove Chapel is a place for solace, comfort, and closure. People learned to move on and heal after the death of a loved one by consulting with mediums. This type of spiritualism hit the nation by storm in the 1800s. Mediums and spiritual healers were sought far and wide who could communicate with the dead, to comfort those whose loved ones had “crossed over.” Hard hit by the Cocos fire in 2014, Harmony Grove was badly damaged and most of the buildings and the residences were destroyed. What remains is the Healing Temple, Fellowship Hall, Meditation Gardens, some cabins, and the Séance room. Séance room you say? Yes. The Grove was created to further the teaching of spiritualism as a religion, philosophy and science. It is said that even Abraham Lincoln installed a séance room in the White

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House after he and his wife lost a beloved son. Death has always intrigued mankind and answers from the other side have been sought since time began. The main tenets of the Harmony Grove Spiritualist philosophy affirm life after death; that it is a fact. The law of Karma; that it is the responsibility of every individual to create their own happiness as they obey the laws of nature. That there is a doorway to forgiveness here and in the hereafter; and it is always open to anyone. The Golden Rule; do unto others. Infinite intelligence; that God exists in nature and spirit and everyone and everything is an expression of infinite intelligence. They proclaim a oneness of God and that all life and every living thing is part of the one. Are you seeing a connection in all of my articles?

In all basic spiritual beliefs? Many paths. One spirit. It can be said that the birth of Science of Mind, Unity, Christian Science, and other new thought practices move through the ancient spiritualist philosophies. The message that divine healing can be attained and is proven through mediumship. That your beliefs create your reality. That each of us has the power in us to heal and heal others and that there are no limitations but those we place on ourselves. The story of the Tower of Babel describes a time when everyone in the world understood one language. Could it be a time when everyone was telepathic? Back in the day, it was normal to “know.” There was no division. That time seems to be coming back as empaths worldwide are waking up to

this knowing. We are moving out of a 3D understanding and moving into higher dimensions. Out of spoken language into the unspoken language of energy. “We all have the gifts of Spirit discussed in 1 Corinthians 12, says Melody. To speak, to heal, to write, to live and share the gifts.” If you've been curious about your spiritual path and have had some tugging in the direction of the ancient spiritualists, go check out Historic Harmony Grove. They have a psychic fair every first Sunday of the month. this month there will be a flag raising, crystal class, tarot overview and some self-healing tips with tapping and oils. Support is needed to rebuild this spiritual community that is literally emerging from the fire like a phoenix rising.



The Community Players Theatre will hold auditions for William Shakespeare's classic comedy, “The Taming of the Shrew” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 2 and 7 to 8 p.m. June 3 at Bailey-Bees Theater, on the Community Lutheran Church Campus, 3575 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Video submissions will be accepted between May 31 and June 5. Submit to Performance dates will be 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Aug. 2 through Aug. 4 and Aug. 9 through Aug. 11. For questions about auditions or show information, contact Chelsea Robinson at


Oceanside Museum Of Art hosts Free First Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. June 2 at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. In addition to exploring current exhibitions, see special programming throughout the day.



The Oceanside Museum of Art is calling for artwork submissions through July 7 to, for an exhibi-




San Diego Folk Heritage presents guitarist Peter Sprague and his band at 7:30 p.m. June 8 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad. General admission $24. Tickets at ticketweb. com.



Register now for Oceanside Museum Of Art’s Summer Art Camp: Sky-High Puppet Masters for campers ages 7 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday, July 15 to July 19. Cost is $350. Campers will learn how to create fantastical creatures as well as practice movement and performance techniques.


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Bullies Uncorked rescue benefit comes to North County By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The 10th annual Bullies Uncorked fundraiser to benefit Southern California Bulldog Rescue on June 1 will have a unique twist. Its longstanding venue in San Juan Capistrano is changing this year with guests and their pets making a beeline to Rancho Santa Fe to the private estate of Holli Lienau, the founder of “Holli”day…Anyday!, who is hosting the afternoon soiree. “Holli”day…Anyday is underwriting Bullies Uncorked so that 100% of the proceeds will go to directly to Southern California Bulldog Rescue. Bullies Uncorked is considered one of the most significant fundraisers for the organization, a top-shelf adult community outreach program to help the San Diego bulldog community. According to Director Skip Van Der Marliere, the program was established in Orange County, but its bulldog rescue program has grown in the San Diego area which means there is an ongoing need for community education, outreach and fundraising activities. “Bullies Uncorked is being hosted by Holli and it’s a very special event as it shows that fundraisers can be many things at one time such as outreach, raising funds for charity, and most importantly a 'fun' environment for our guests,” he

HOLLI LIENAU, Rancho Santa Fe resident and founder of “Holli”day…Anyday! brings the 10th annual Bullies Uncorked fundraiser to her home on June 1. Courtesy photo

said, adding both silent and live auction items will be available. As part of the $50 ticket price per person and $10 per dog, guests will take part in wine, beer, and cider tastings. “Holli” day… Anyday handpicked local tequila and local vodka purveyors, each stirring up their own specialty drink. Appetizers pairings will also be available for guests. Lienau, who has her own YouTube cooking show,

"Easy Breezy Kitchen," will be on hand mixing up food and cocktail demos throughout the day for show segments. An avid dog lover, Lienau admits that bulldogs hold a special place in her heart. “I have two bulldogs now and had two in the past — they are such a special breed, and it is amazing how many dogs end up in shelters and awful conditions,” Lienau said. “These

are an expensive breed, and because of this, there are breeders not in good standing with the shortsighted goal of making money.” Lienau said bulldogs are sweet animals with unique personalities and it’s organizations like Southern California Bulldog Rescue which serves as their advocates. “SCBR does such a great job, and it is amazing how many bulldogs they rescue and prepare for adop-

tion. I adopted my younger bulldog from SCBR,” she said. Van Der Marliere said it’s not uncommon for people to be surprised about the need for a bulldog rescue program. “These are very popular dogs and expensive purchases for the first-time owner — many are also shocked that there are so many bulldogs in need due to the lack of homes for them all,” he said. Lienau, who has hosted this event every year, said it’s a special time for pet parents to spend with their four-legged kiddos. She added it is essential to bring the event to San Diego because it raises awareness on the nonprofit’s newly formed San Diego Chapter. “My property in the Ranch is a perfect parklike setting that works great for having dogs attend — in the past, we had to limit the number of dogs due to space constraints at the venue in San Juan Capistrano, so Bullies Uncorked 2019 is expanding,” she said. In addition to hosting the event, “Holli”day… Anyday! is also tossing its auction hat into the ring by offering a “Harvest and Pizza Party” experience. The winner and their guests will harvest wine grapes at Lienau’s private Rancho Santa Fe vineyard. After a day of a Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Syrah grape harvest, Lienau said

she will prepare a memorable gourmet pizza party. The winner will also have a complimentary one-night stay at the historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Van Der Marliere said the beauty of Lienau’s estate coupled with that fact that event goers can bring their pet with them is significant. “Holli does a wonderful job hosting this event with the selection of fine wines, artisanal beers and variety of food for the guests. Rescue volunteers also take a lot of pride in the collection of donation items made available for auction to benefit the rescue,” he said. “Holli has been a blessing to our rescue and deeply committed to making sure that we reach the goals of helping as many bulldogs as possible in the community. Her commitment to the bulldog breed isn't just limited to the bulldogs in San Diego but to bulldogs located throughout Southern California — she makes it a personal goal to help the neediest of bulldogs brought to her attention, and she’s an active cheerleader for all animals in need.” For more information and tickets for Bullies Uncorked on June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m., visit Advanced ticket sales are $50 per person, but ticket sales at the door will be available for $55.

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


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

6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/14, 11/12, 12/10 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3100 to register/fee involved.

6/25, 7/30, 8/27, 9/27, 10/29, 11/26, 12/19 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Accelerated Course

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

6/6, 6/20, 7/9, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 9/5, 9/19 Heart Saver First Aid CPR AED

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

6/29, 7/27, 8/24, 9/28, 10/12, 11/16, 12/7

CHILDBIRTH & PREGNANCY Breastfeeding Support Group

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

Meets Wednesdays Breastfeeding Outpatient Clinic

Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5500.

Breastfeeding Your Baby Class

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

Call for Class Times Baby Safe Class - Infant CPR

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

Next Class 7/18 Baby Care Class

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

Next Class 7/11 2-Week Childbirth Preparation Class 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5750 to register/fee involved.

Next Series begins 6/1 Maternity Orientation

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

6/7, 6-6:30 p.m., 7-7:30 p.m., 6/18, 6:30-7 p.m., 7:30-8 p.m., 6/28, 6-6:30 p.m., 7-7:30 p.m. Orientación de Maternidad En Español

Quienes deseen más información pueden llamar al 760.940.5750. 6/21, 5:30-6 p.m.

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

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For even more classes & programs visit SUPPORT GROUPS


Better Breathers

Stroke Exercise

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

Meets Thursdays Mi Strength

1-2:30 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3055 for more information.

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

2nd & 4th Wednesday of Every Month Mended Hearts Support Group

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

2nd Tuesday of Every Month WomenHeart Support Group

Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.803.2762 for 1st Tuesday, 714.655.9194 for 3rd Tuesday 1st Tuesday of Every Month 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of Every Month 5:30-7 p.m.

Ostomy Support Group of North County

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

Friday of Every Month Diabetes Support Group

Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.644.1201 to register. 1st Thursday of Every Month 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 2nd Thursday of Every Month 7-9 p.m.

Aphasia Support Group

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

Meets Thursdays Survivors of Suicide Loss

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

1st & 3rd Wednesday of Every Month Narcotics Anonymous

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

Various times 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved.

Monday-Friday Mi Cardio

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved.

Tuesdays & Thursdays Mi Ortho (Arthritis Foundation Aquatics integrated) 1 p.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 for more information, class schedule, registration/fee involved.

Wednesdays & Fridays Mi Neuro (Step by Step for Parkinson’s integrated)

Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved. Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 a.m-12 p.m. Wednesdays & Fridays 2:15-3 p.m.

Parkinson’s Exercise

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

Meets Fridays Diabetes Self-Management Course

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.644.120 for more information.

1st Three Wednesdays of Every Month


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

Spine Pre-Op Class

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

6/11, 6/26 Total Joint Replacement Class

4:30-6 p.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 858.966.3303 for more information.

6/5, 6/19 Total Shoulder Replacement Class

Meets Fridays & Sundays Bereavement Support Group

Meets Wednesdays Alzheimer Caregiver-Only Support Group Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays of Every Month


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

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

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



“Stepping On” Fall Prevention Workshop

1-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3617 to register. FREE class for anyone who is fearful of falling.

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Vista CPR Demonstration • June 11 • 6:30-8 p.m. Join Tri-City at a local

community event

Join us and the American Heart Association for a CPR presentation on the opening night of one of the season’s most awaited shows, The Producers. Contact Moonlight for more info. Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre

Independence Day Parade • June 29 • 10 a.m.

Join us for the 25th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade as it marches up Coast Highway from Wisconsin Street to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall). First unit steps off at 10 a.m. Location: Oceanside, Wisconsin St. to Civic Center Dr.




12 p.m. • Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center (address above) Event is free and open to the public. Complimentary lunch provided. RSVP to 760.230.8662. Walk-ins welcome.

10% off personal training, balance training, or posture training. 15% off 90-minute massages. *Contact membership team for additional details. Offer valid 6/10- 6/17/19.

Call 760.994.4949

For more information call 855.222.8262 or visit