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Palomar Station project is filling up The apartment community is one of several transit-oriented developments underway in North County By Aaron Burgin
Since 2012, the Escondido Country Club has fallen into disrepair and disputes have arisen between the city, residents and the developer Michael Schlesinger. File photo by Ellen Wright
270-home plan submitted for Country Club By Ellen Wright
ESCONDIDO — Staff from Stuck in the Rough, LLC, the owner of the defunct Escondido Country Club, submitted plans to the city Wednesday night for a 270-home plan on the site. Ali Shapouri, whose civil engineering firm was hired for the plan, applied on behalf of Stuck in the Rough. The city’s planning ordinance allows for up to 600 homes on the 109.3-acre site, although that number seems unlikely after the issues Michael Schlesinger, owner of Stuck in the Rough, went through when trying to build the original development in 2012.
Shapouri said Schlesinger plans to work with the surrounding communities on the project and submitted the plans for the number of homes to bring certainty to the amount of homes he plans to build. “There’s been considerable speculation about how many homes are being planned, given the maximum number of lots allowed under the current General Plan designation for this site,” Shapouri said. “Hopefully, this plan settles that issue.” The lot sizes will range from 7,000 to 16,000 square feet and there will be 31 acres of open space. According to the release by Stuck in the Rough, the proposed plan will be developed in five phases
over a few years, to minimize impacts of construction to the surrounding residents. Amenities will include a pool, a clubhouse, steam rooms, a playground, trails, and a racquetball and tennis court. Shapouri said they’re considering putting in daycare. Homeowner’s association fees will pay for the amenities and will be intended for the residents but Shapouri said they’re open to allowing public memberships, based on public interest. Workshops will be held to get the public’s input and Shapouri said he TURN TO COUNTRY CLUB ON 18
Veteran Escondido cop pens debut crime novel By Ellen Wright
ESCONDIDO — After spending 25 years as a police officer, Escondido Detective Lt. Neal Griffin has got some stories to tell. It’s his natural ability as a storyteller that drove him to write his first fictional crime novel, “Benefit of the Doubt” which hits stores May 12. “Naturally, when you become a cop, you also at some point become a storyteller because people insist on hearing what you do,” Griffin said. The plot takes place in a fictional Wisconsin town and follows both a convicted felon bent on revenge and a decommissioned Oakland police officer who is lampooned by the media after being caught on camera Escondido Police Lt. Neal Griffin is releasing his first fictional crime novel, set in an imaginary Wisconsin town. Courtesy photo abusing his power.
The subject matter touches on a national hotspot of contention, with police malfeasance making headlines in cities throughout the nation. Griffin said the timing is purely coincidental and he came up with the idea for his book four or five years ago before body cameras were being used or discussed. He recognizes his protagonist police officer, Ben Sawyer, in many of the police brutality incidents making national headlines. “In the last six months, I’ve seen the Ben Sawyer scenario play out half a dozen times where, you’re caught on camera and you’re doing something that’s inexcusable and you become the new poster boy TURN TO NOVEL ON 18
SAN MARCOS — For years, North County officials have envisioned the stops along its regional rail line, the Sprinter, as bustling centers of commerce and living, putting people closer to public transportation and giving them incentive to use their cars a bit less. Some call it “smart growth.” Others call it “transit-oriented development.” In San Marcos, that vision has become a reality across the street from Palomar College, where the long-awaited Palomar Station apartments are filling up in earnest after construction completed in December. The 370-unit mixeduse project, with luxury apartments sitting atop retail space, was originally approved in 2007, but was delayed when the real-estate market hit rock bottom during the Great Recession. Construction finally began in 2013. To date, 273 of the 370 units are occupied, repre-
sentatives of the developer, Lyon Communities, wrote in an email on Wednesday. The Newport Beachbased company started renting units last May, when the first 60 units were completed, but stepped up leasing following the completion of the project late last year. “The reception has been very positive,” said Frank Suryan, chairman of Lyon Communities. “Palomar station is the quintessential new apartment community in San Marcos. It’s perfect for renters looking for upscale living with luxury resort-style amenities all in a convenient location.” In addition to the ideal location, company representatives said that the design was inspired by the adjacent station. “The location was certainly a key factor… the easy access to the freeway, rail and bus transit ensures that our residents just minutes away from employment, school (CSU TURN TO PALOMAR STATION ON 18
Escondido applies for $25M dam improvement loan By Ellen Wright
ESCONDIDO — The City Council approved the application of a $25 million state loan for the Wohlford Dam improvements Wednesday night. Once city staff applies for the loan, they’ll need to come back before the council to get approval to accept the loan. The loan comes from a state revolving fund and will have an interest rate of 1.6 percent. Over 20 years, the loan will cost the city $4.4 million in interest. The design of a new dam will be done in June. In 2010, the water level of the lake was lowered by half because a dam assessment showed that the upper portion of the dam wasn’t earthquake proof and could lead to catastrophic flooding of the city. The lower portion of the dam now would hold the amount of water in the dam, should an earthquake hit. The cost of the design and construction of the dam replacement is
estimated between $38.5 million and $43.5 million. In 2010, the cost was estimated at $30 million. The increase is due to uncertainty in what they’ll excavate once construction goes underway. If there isn’t sufficiently sound bedrock to build on, further excavation will be needed. Director of Utilities Christopher McKinney said the new dam would restore the capacity lost after the water level was lowered in 2010. McKinney said he will return to council May 20 to request approval of the design contract amendment, which is necessary to address concerns from the Department of Safety of Dams and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The city contracted with Black and Veatch to design the dam. The city received a state grant from the Department of Water Resources that will fund half of the project although it came with stipTURN TO LOAN ON 18
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Pet retailers temporarily banned in San Marcos By Aaron Burgin
SAN MARCOS — The San Marcos City Council took a similar step as several North County cities on April 28 when it enacted a temporary ban on retail pet stores. The City Council voted unanimously to enact a moratorium on the stores in the
wake of a pet store opening up in a commercial center on Nordahl Road, owned by a man who prompted a similar moratorium in Oceanside. The 45-day moratorium can be extended by 10 months, and then by another year, as the City Council explores the possibility of a
Public asked to comment on regional transportation plan By Ellen Wright
REGION — The San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, has released the draft version of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan for public review and comments. The plan is the transportation blueprint for the next 35 years and includes sustainable initiatives and the Regional Comprehensive Plan. It includes the vision for the region’s future and the implantation plans on how to get there. “Over the last two and a half years, we have worked with community members, stakeholders, and local agencies to develop San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan,” said Santee Councilmember and SANDAG Board Chair Jack Dale. “The resulting plan encourages the development of vibrant, healthy communities that are connected by a range of transportation choices, including public transit, walking and biking facilities and roads,” said Dale. The plan focuses on providing more transportation options, including biking walking and public transit in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase sustainability. Over the next 35 years, SANDAG plans to invest $200 billion into the regional transportation network. The funds are not all available yet and will come from local, state and federal tax programs. SANDAG staff took planning assumptions from the 18 cities in San Diego County to forecast the make-
up of the population in 2050, and based the draft plan on what the city will look like. Officials expect the sprawl of the city to be much more dense, including more condos and multifamily dwellings. “More than 82 percent of the growth in housing will be in apartment buildings, condo complexes, and other multifamily dwellings,” the report stated, which is a shift from 2000 when 48 percent of land planned for housing was earmarked for single-family homes. SANDAG also has plans to spend $250 million to purchase open space to fulfill environmental commitments. Since 2004, SANDAG has purchased more than 3,600 acres of land in the region to designate as permanent open space. Most recently, the board purchased 50.5 acres in the Batiquitos Lagoon for $6 million. The funds come from TransNet, a region-wide half-cent sales tax, which voters reapproved in 2004. The plan is split into phases and the upcoming North County projects include the widening and addition of express carpool lanes in both directions of Interstate 5, double-tracking the train tracks to allow for more train traffic, and a 27-mile corridor for bicyclists and pedestrians stretching from Del Mar to Oceanside. The plan can be viewed online at SDForward.com and workshops will be held in May to answer questions and get comments. The North County workshops meet: • May 12, 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Escondido City Hall, Mitchell Room, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, 92025 • May 20, 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Oceanside City Hall Community Rooms, 300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, 92054 • May 28, 6 to 8:30 p.m. – UTC Forum Hall Community Room, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite E-25, San Diego, 92122 People can also comment online, through e-mail at email@example.com, by calling (619) 699-1934, faxing (619) 699-1905 or via mail at ATTN: Regional Plan, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego CA, 92101.
permanent ban of the pet stores, which have come under increased scrutiny in recent years by animal rights activists who allege the retailers are selling animals bred at so-called "puppy mills." San Diego and Chula Vista already ban the operations.
Oceanside might adopt a permanent ban before its temporary measures expire. Stores in both Westfield mall locations in North County have closed in recent months. The prohibition does not apply to businesses already licensed and operating, so the pet store that
prompted the council's action will not be affected. David Salinas, who opened Mini Toy Puppies in the shopping center off of Nordahl Road about a month ago, also operates a store in Oceanside that is on the verge of closing after officials there enacted a similar pet-store ban. He spoke
at Tuesday's meeting and urged San Marcos officials to not take the same step. More than a dozen people spoke during the meeting, many who spoke against puppy mills and urged city officials to not only ban the stores permanently, but to take steps to shut Salinas' business down.
Vista students are looking to the stars By Ray Huard
VISTA — Eighth-grader Elizabeth Rearick wants to see what happens to spider eggs or fish eggs when they’re sent up in space to a microgravity environment. “I think it would be cool to send living organisms up there,” Elizabeth said. Hers is but one of many ideas Vista Magnet Middle School students are kicking around as they develop an experiment to be sent up to the International Space Station later this year as part of the Student Spaceflights Experiments Program (SSEP). Vista Magnet is one of 14 communities in the United States and Canada that are participating in the program’s Mission 8, said Principal Anne Green. Aimed at promoting interest in space and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, the SSEP was started five years ago by the National Center for Earth and Space Science in partnership with NanoRacks LLC, the flight services providers. The program was expanded internationally in 2012 through the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education. The SSEP “was a perfect fit” for Vista Magnet because the school is focused on STEM education and is an International Baccalaureate School, Green said. “We were on the lookout for a project that we could use school-wide that would address an international audience and focus on science,” Green said. “The whole point is to make STEM come alive, make science something greater.” The program has done that, judging by the enthusiasm it’s engendered among Vista Magnet students and teachers. “I feel excited because we’re actually testing something that’s going up in space,” said sixth-grader Luis Gutierrez. “It’s just really cool and exciting,” said classmate Ivan Reyes Mercado. Their teacher, Chris McGregor, said he’s even learned something new from the research his students are doing – that astronauts don’t really float in space as he was told when he was growing up. “You’re always being pulled by something,” McGregor said, be it the Earth’s gravity or that of the moon or another planet. “I can more accurately
describe gravity or microgravity,” McGregor said. Teacher Stephanie Sanchez said she’s having a ball researching space-related topics and possible experiments along with her eighth grade students. “This is probably the most exciting thing I’ve been a part of,” Sanchez said. “It’s the most open-ended thing that’s ever been brought into the classroom, so I’m learning things right along with them.” Instead of having all the answers, Sanchez said more often than not, when a student raises a question about space or designing an experiment, her response is, “Let’s look it up.” “They’re really having to do a lot of research and problem solving before they get into the project,” Sanchez said. “They get to see what scientists do in the real world.” The students are working in teams of up to five students each to design possible experiments. They have until April 24 to finish their designs, which will be submitted to a six-member panel being assembled by Green. The panel will include teachers, community members and representatives of nearby colleges and universities, Green said. Three finalists will be chosen by the panel, with the final selection of which experiment makes it to the space station to be determined by a panel of experts chosen by the SSEP, Green said. After selection, the experiment will undergo NASA Flight Safety Review before being approved for
flight. Along with the experiments themselves, Vista Unified School District is sponsoring a contest open to all district students to design mission patches, which also will go up to the International Space Station. One patch will be selected from among elementary school students who enter and one from among high school students, Green said. The patches must be on a piece of paper, not cardboard or card stock, and can be no larger than 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches. They can be in color or black-and-white, but cannot have multiple layers of paper glued or taped on top of each other. Entries must be submitted by 4 p.m. May 15 to Vista Magnet Middle School, 151 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA, 92084. They must include the student’s name, age, grade, phone number, address, email address, school and a description of what the patch symbolizes. The Student Space-
flight Experiments Program is undertaken by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education in partnership with Nanoracks, LLC. This on-orbit educational research opportunity is enabled through NanoRacks, LLC, which is working in partnership with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. Ray Huard is a communications consultant with the Vista Unified School District.
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Putting out tobacco, e-cigarette sales to youth wide used e-cigarettes in 2014, including 13.4 percent of high school students and 3.9 percent of middle school kids. According to the Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing, 34,000 youth start smoking in California each year, and many communities have taken initiative to combat this growing issue. To do so, more than 100 cities and counties in California have adopted a local tobacco retail licensing (TRL) ordinance. Currently, El Cajon, Solana Beach, the City of San Diego and Vis-
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Broad new vaccination law is a must California Focus By Thomas D. Elias arely has a new law been so urR gently and obviously need-
ed as the broad children’s vaccination requirement now being carried by the state Legislature’s only medical doctor, Democratic state Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento. While the measure has encountered resistance in the Legislature and even death threats to Pan, there is no factual basis for that vehement opposition, while increasing numbers of young parents are creating demand for it. One is Madeleine Kauffman (a fictitious name for a real person), mother of four and herself a doctor. She spoke the other day in San Francisco about why this tough law is needed. “Normally, I would take all my kids back East to visit my parents over Spring Break,” she said during a dinner party. “But my youngest is just 2 months old and with the measles outbreak, I couldn’t see doing that. So I’m here.” She is not alone. Many conversations with young mothers confirm a widespread fear, thousands of infants now being kept in homes all around California and not taken out because of concerns over the dozens of measles cases that broke out when the illness spread from one unvaccinated child at Disneyland. “There is strong evidence that lower vaccination rates are the reason for outbreaks of measles this year and for outbreaks of pertussis (whopping cough) in 2010 and 2013,” said Pan, a practicing pediatrician. He’s not backing down in the face of the death threats. While an assembly-
man in 2012, Pan sponsored another bill aiming to make it harder for parents to evade getting their children vaccinated before enrolling them in public schools. Each parent declining vaccination, that law says, must present written evidence of speaking with a health professional before declining vaccinations for a child. But when Gov. Jerry Brown signed that bill, he attached a message asking state officials to create a new form allowing parents to check off a box saying — without any proof — that vaccinations run contrary to their religious belief. Never mind that no organized religion disapproves vaccinations, which have all but ended onetime scourges like measles, mumps, rubella and polio. No link between that form and lower vaccination rates — surveys have found as many as 38 percent of children are unvaccinated in some nursery schools in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area — has yet been firmly established. And Pan reports that under his previous bill, the non-vaccination rate has dropped 20 percent statewide. But the outbreaks make it clear that more is needed, and Pan’s new law — backed by the California State PTA — would remove all exemptions from vaccination for public school children other than medical necessity. Children with problems like allergies or immune suppression would remain exempt under this new proposed law, known as SB 277. For sure, anti-vaxxers declaiming their right to freedom are in fact denying liberty to many thousands of children either too young or too allergic to be vaccinated. “This may be a sen-
sitive issue for some,” said state PTA president Colleen A.R. You. “However…the vaccines in use today are extremely safe and effective.” Pan notes that even his new law is not a universal requirement for vaccination. “But if you don’t vaccinate your child, you must take responsibility,” he said in an interview. “If you’re not getting your kids vaccinated, you can still home school them, but you won’t be putting them in with kids that are not getting vaccinated due to genuine medical necessity.” Pan says one reason for resistance to vaccination is that many parents have never seen the diseases involved and so don’t consider them deadly. “Also,” he said, “there’s misinformation that hypes discredited myths about things like a link between vaccination and autism. The only study that claimed this turned out to involve just 12 children and its methodology was extremely flawed. That idea is just plain wrong and invalid.” Pan doesn’t worry that Brown might veto his new bill, which would eliminate the governor’s “check this box” exemption allowing lazy parents to lie about religious beliefs. “I’m sure I will sit down and talk with the governor about this,” he said. “We will work with him.” The bottom line is that recent medical history demonstrates few new laws have ever been more needed than this one. Brown rarely reveals in advance how he will act on any bill, but it would be a dangerous travesty if he didn’t sign this bill and reverse his earlier miscue. Email Thomas Elias at email@example.com. For more Elias columns, visit californiafocus.net
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the percentage of teens using e-cigarettes tripled from 2013 to 2014. While that is a staggering statistic, it also begs an even bigger question: how are teens getting them in the first place? It turns out it might not be as difficult as it may seem. Access to e-cigarettes ranges anywhere from local gas stations to online stores, and North County San Diego is not immune to seeing a high number of outlets. A recent survey conducted by the Vista Community Clinic Tobacco Control Program observed 136 Escondido businesses selling e-cigarettes and tobacco products. Among them, 65 percent sold at least one type of e-cigarette. While tobacco shops and liquor stores topped the list of type of business selling e-cigarettes, gas stations (91 percent) and convenience stores (73 percent) were not far behind. In addition, e-cigarettes are not limited to being sold behind the counter. Nearly 25 percent of observed Escondido retailers placed e-cigarettes on the check-out counter, and an additional 6 percent also placed the products on the sales floor or by soda, slushies or candy. Although California is one of 42 states that prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, easy access remains a major problem. The CDC reports about two million teens nation-
legal tobacco sales through regular compliance checks and monitoring activities. Of course, not all local tobacco retailers illegally sell e-cigarettes or tobacco products to minors, but a TRL ordinance requires all retailers to act responsibly and levels the playing field for all retailers. A survey of 31 municipalities conducted by The Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing found that local tobacco retailer licensing is extremely effective at reducing illegal sales to underage youth. Municipal-
Access to e-cigarettes ranges anywhere from local gas stations to online... ta have a TRL ordinance in place. Under a local TRL ordinance, the city or county government requires all businesses that sell tobacco products to obtain a license from the government in exchange for the privilege of selling these products to consumers — and doing so responsibly. This includes checking for proper, valid identification and posting age-of-sale warning signs. Obtaining a TRL also requires retailers to pay a permit fee to the city. Revenues generated from these licensing fees are dedicated to law enforcement programs that focus on protecting youth from il-
ities that have implemented and enforced a strong TRL ordinance found that the rates of illegal sales to minors decreased, often significantly, in all communities surveyed. Not only does a TRL ordinance work in decreasing the rates of illegal sales to minors, but it also creates a safer retail environment for youth. And that’s something all tobacco retailers can stand behind. Dana Stevens is the executive director for Communities Against Substance Abuse (CASA), chairperson of the Palomar Health Communities Coalition on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention and an Escondido resident.
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Mother’s Day tour allows public rare view of historic homes
Five historic homes will be on display May 10 for Mother’s Day. Tickets are $20 before the event and $25 day of. Photo by Carol Rea
tour, which lasts from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Rea said it takes about two hours to comfortably see all the homes, which are within walking distance so as long as visitors begin by 2 p.m., they’ll have plenty of time. Refreshments, including lemonade and cookies will be served in the garden at one of the homes featured on
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ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Historic District staff is gearing up for their popular annual Historic Home tour, where very Mother’s Day, private residential homes in Escondido open their doors to hundreds of visitors. Different homes are selected each year and five homes will be featured May 10. Carol Rea, president of the Old Escondido Historic District said the homes are reflective of the community’s history. “It was a small farming community so our homes aren’t all large grand queen Victorians like some neighborhoods in San Diego but we do have an interesting mix of everything from Victorians to California bungalows and even some marvelous mid-century homes,” Rea said. She said each home on the tour is unique so there is something to fit everyone’s individual taste. “We’ve got a little bit of everything for everybody,” Rea said. The largest home is a two-story craftsman-style bungalow built in 1928. The interior was recently remodeled with an open concept interior. The oldest home is Italianate-style Victorian built in 1892. It was at risk of being demolished until its current owners purchased it and restored into a bed and break-
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One Paseo headed back to San Diego City Council By Bianca Kaplanek
REGION — Opponents of a controversial mixed-use development in Carmel Valley were successful in their efforts to potentially overturn a 7-2 San Diego City Council vote approving the project. The Registrar of Voters Office announced on April 24 that valid signatures from at least 5 percent of registered voters had been gathered in a referendum campaign. That means the project, One Paseo, will return to council members, who can either change their Feb. 23 decision or place the item on the ballot of the June 2016 primary election. Developer Kilroy Realty Corporation is proposing to build an approximately 1.4 million-squarefoot “neighborhood village” complex that will include 608 multifamily units, 200,000 square feet of retail space, 484,000 square feet of office space, a movie theater and more than 10 acres of open space. Most critics say they support
development on the 23.6-acre vacant lot on the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, but not one that is three times bigger than what the property is zoned for, as is the case with One Paseo. Opponents say the $750 million project will negatively impact traffic on already-congested nearby roadways, result in increased emergency response times and destroy the community character. Supporters say One Paseo will provide much-needed housing and employment. Kilroy estimates it will result in 3,800 construction jobs, 1,590 permanent jobs, increased property values and approximately $1 million annually in new revenue to the city. Kilroy officials said reducing the size of the project would make it difficult to attract businesses and residents. The complex lies within City Council President Sherri Lightner’s district. She and Councilwoman Marti Emerald cast the
two votes opposing the project. Following the vote a group known as Protect San Diego’s Neighborhoods began gathering signatures to force a referendum. By the March 25 deadline a petition was submitted with 61,301 signatures. The Registrar of Voters Office deemed 51,796 to be valid, although only 33,224 were needed. “It was pretty much a landslide in terms of what was generated for support,” Jeff Powers, spokesman for Protect San Diego’s Neighborhoods, said. In a separate campaign, Kilroy submitted a petition with signatures from approximately 30,000 people requesting to have their names removed from the referendum petition. Only about 10 percent of those were deemed valid, mainly because many who signed the Kilroy petition had not signed the one circulated by Protect San Diego’s Neighborhoods. Two lawsuits were filed
against Kilroy in early April, challenging the environmental impact report, claiming One Paseo’s environmental documents are flawed and inconsistent. City Council is slated to make a decision on the project at its May 18 meeting. “San Diego has a really important decision in front of it,” Powers said. “From the beginning it’s been about protecting San Diego’s neighborhoods. We are extremely proud to see our message resonate with so many San Diegans supporting our referendum drive.” Powers said representatives from his group have been attending planning group meetings throughout the city asking for resolutions of support. So far eight have agreed, including those in Torrey Hills, Del Mar Mesa, Serra Mesa, University City, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Torrey Pines and Greater Golden Hill. Powers said La Jolla is next on the list.
“Kilroy worked constructively with Carmel Valley community members for nearly seven years to refine One Paseo, ultimately earning the support of a bipartisan supermajority of the City Council,” Rachel Laing, Kilroy’s spokeswoman, wrote in a statement. “We’re disappointed the project now faces further delay resulting from a campaign of misinformation paid for by an Orange County-based corporation bent on smothering competition.” Kilroy claims its major opponent is the owner of Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, immediately east of One Paseo across El Camino Real. Laing said Kilroy will encourage council members to let voters decide the fate of the project. “The facts are on our side,” she said. “Once San Diegans learn the facts they will support One Paseo. We plan to work hard for the next two years to educate voters about the economic and environmental benefits of the project.”
Rancho Santa Fe residents pack town hall meeting Traffic signals, roundabouts in Del Dios corridor topic of discussion By Christina Macone-Greene
RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe covenant residents packed the Garden Club for a Town Hall Meeting to listen to the pros and cons of roundabouts from its members. Rancho Santa Fe Association manager Bill Overton navigated the meeting as members took a turn at the podium. Some read their statements as others had brief digital presentations.
The topic of discussion was whether or not to construct a traffic signal or roundabout at the Paseo Delicias and Del Dios corridor. Sam Ursini spoke to fellow Covenant members saying that detours for roundabouts would not be a minor inconvenience. “This will be major because we’re speaking of thousands of vehicles in the morning and thousands of vehicles in the evening that will have to be diverted,” he said. “And where do they go? They will all go along the side streets and there are several streets which will be impacted.” Traffic signal construction, Ursini pointed out,
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would be off to the side and away from the roadway. And roundabouts could take 18 months or longer to build. During the course of the evening, member Daniel Beinn said a few words in favor of traffic signals. “We need to install signals immediately to improve the flow of traffic,” he said. “It’s time to reclaim our unnecessarily over used roads for our residents and the character of the Ranch.” Others voiced concern that since the Ranch was an equestrian community, hauling a horse trailer would be impossible with a roundabout. Following those in favor of traffic signals, Overton thanked everyone for a thorough analysis on why roundabouts would be problematic. He then invited those in favor of roundabouts to speak on why it would be a better solution for the corridor. First up was covenant member Bill Schlosser. He told members that if they wanted to learn more about roundabouts to go to the Association office since
there were guides pertaining to roundabouts written by the federal government. According to the Highway Administration Office of Safety Guides, one point of reference mentioned how a roundabout’s geometric shape allows motorists to decrease their speed at intersections, which helps to improve safety. Another member said a roundabout would provide a constant flow of traffic, which was desirable. Also in favor of roundabouts was Martin Wilson. He believed if implemented, it would slow down speeding motorists and felt that a traffic signal would not offer the same advantages. “Where we live is different,” Wilson said. “It’s different from the surrounding developments and the county of San Diego recognizes this.” Wilson called this “roundabout opportunity” as a time to define the ranch. “Roundabouts are not that common and neither is the covenant,” he said. After the last speaker, Overton asked for a show of hands in where members currently were in the decision making process. While an official vote will be taking place in the future, the hand raising gave an interesting point of view. The informal tally revealed 11 in favor of a roundabout, 37 who wanted to keep everything status quo, and 120 in favor of a traffic signal.
Lisa Gunther addresses Carlsbad City Council members Tuesday night to appeal the Planning Commission’s February decision denying her gun range at her gun store, Gunther Guns on Loker Avenue West. Photo by Ellen Wright
Shooting range denied in Carlsbad Council vote upholds previous decision from Planning Commission By Ellen Wright
CARLSBAD — City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to uphold a past decision by the Planning Commission denying a gun range at the Gunther Guns retail store off Palomar Airport Road. Lisa Gunther, owner of Gunther Guns, appealed the Planning Commission’s Feb. 18 decision, which was a tie vote, so by default, upheld City Planner Don Neu’s decision to deny a conditional permit allowing a gun range. The Planning Commission had to decide whether or not Neu had made an error or abuse in discretion when denying the permit. Mayor Matt Hall told the packed city chambers that he is a supporter of the second amendment, a right to bear arms, but did not believe Neu had abused his authority or made an error in judgment when denying the
range. “Did he interpret the ordinance maybe how I would have interpreted it? Perhaps not, but he made an interpretation based on how he read the code, how he read the ordinances and I’m OK with that,” said Hall. The 17-lane shooting range was proposed for the Gunther Gun’s retail gun store, off Loker Avenue West, which is in a Planned Industrial zone. At the Planning Commission meeting, Neu said the industrial zone has very specific guidelines for what can be operated in the area, and a gun range is not listed. He said the range did not meet the purpose of intent for the Planned Industrial zone. There is some flexibility in the ordinance for “select uses,” like athletic clubs, gyms, churches, daycare centers and recreational facilities. Neu pointed out that recreational facilities are not defined, which is why there is a problem. “There are some issues with interpreting the ordinance to classify the TURN TO SHOOTING RANGE ON 20
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to take action and build a lasting, meaningful economic partnership. According to the most recent Census workforce figures, North County economies are significantly interdependent; 43 percent of the 223,000 workers that call the 78 corridor home work within their city of residence or elsewhere in the corridor. In comparison, 64 percent of the 548,000 San Diego City workers also work within city limits. As with the European Union or the North American Free Trade Agreement, strengthening economic interdependence can break down barriers, increase efficiencies, and improve marketplace competition against larger neighbors. Innovate 78 is a major step in the right direction. Ultimately what North County may need is a complete paradigm shift in how area cities approach talent recruitment and business retention. Could a uniform regulatory framework be created across 78 corridor cities, simplifying the process of opening a business? Could community plans and development goals be redrawn with a regional mindset? Could regional tax credits and other benefits be created to incentivize corridor business expansions? Where can regional economic integration take Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido? Only time will tell.
ecently, the five cities intersecting the 78 Highway (Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido) announced a new partnership to foster economic collaboration. Whether North County will realize its own economic destiny may hinge partly on the success or failure of their efforts. At issue is Innovate 78, a new branding campaign promoting employment and investment opportunities along the North County corridor. Funded by member cities, Innovate 78’s website showcases local business resources and many of the lifestyle amenities found in the area. By attracting and retaining talented workers and high-tech firms, organizers hope to bolster an image as a hub for innovation in the region. Though Innovate 78 just held its public launch event this April, the premise for the initiative began four years ago when the five corridor mayors were brought together by SANDAG, the regional planning authority, to work on 78-related projects. A spirit of collaboration endured, and a mutual desire for strong economic growth culminated into a two year commitment to shared Vince Vasquez is the Senior Policy Analyst at the Napromotion and collaboration. While city officials tional University System Institute for Policy Research, have always been friendly a regional economic think and cooperative with their neighbors, Innovate 78 is tank based in Torrey Pines. He is a Carlsbad resident. the first known full-time attempt at regional economic intergration. According to program officials, the effort is based on the core idea that five cities can work together as one. If a biotech firm in Carlsbad has outgrown its facility space, perhaps city officials in Vista or San Marcos can identify a suitable location nearby for an expansion site. Working together and leveraging each other’s strengths to address neighborly challenges, such as business site selection and expansion, helps keeps jobs and talent in the immediate area. Economic reality compels North County mayors
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REGION — Law enforcement officers from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department recently began stepping up enforcement efforts for trespassing on North County railroad tracks. Since January officers have been writing tickets to anyone up and down the coast who crosses the tracks or is walking or jogging alongside them. But the violations aren’t coming without warnings. More than a year ago North County Transit District installed several signs beside the tracks informing people it is dangerous and illegal to walk on the rail line. “No Trespassing” has been stenciled on the sides of the tracks. Fliers were given to anyone walking, jogging or crossing where those movements aren’t permitted. The effort started as part of a pilot program in Del Mar that would eventually be used to develop a larger safety campaign focused on NCTD’s approximately 80 miles of track. Ticketing was supposed to begin about 12 months ago but NCTD opted to continue outreach and education for another eight or nine months. Del Mar was selected because of its many hot spots, or areas where trespassers are often observed, according to NCTD officials. They say Del Mar is an area of concern for engineers because there is a high volume of trespassing there. It is likely a problem area because there is only one legal crossing in the city, on Coast Boulevard in between Powerhouse Community Center and Seagrove Park. Anyone wanting to surf or get to the beach at the south end of the city must walk about a mile to
It is illegal to cross railroad tracks or walk between them and posted signs. North County Transit District in January instructed law enforcement officers to enforce trespassing on the tracks or it the right of way up and down the coast. Violators will be ticketed. File photo by Bianca Kaplanek
15th Street to hit the sand without breaking the law. In the past eight years there have been nearly 10 serious or fatal incidents in Del Mar in which there was a collision with a person or vehicle, according to NCTD statistics. It may not seem like an extraordinary number of accidents. “One is too many,” Jaime Becerra, NCTD’s chief of transit enforcement, said. Surfers and others who enjoy walking or running alongside the tracks say accidents can be prevented with common sense and moving when trains are passing. “These are trains traveling better than 75 mph in some locations,” Becerra said. “People don’t always have time to get out of the way. “There have been too many tragedies in the right of way,” he added. “We are trying to protect people, our passengers and our property. We don’t want anyone to get hurt and we don’t want any of our equipment to have to go into an emergency stop.
It’s mostly about preserving life.” On April 29 Del Mar resident David Meza was walking along the bluffs, as he has done for 20 years, he said, when he saw an officer ticketing a woman. “I thought she had done something wrong,” he said. “Then he approached me and asked me if I knew I was doing something wrong. I told him no and he reached for his ticket book.” Meza received a citation to appear in Vista Court for what he said was “walking on the California beach.” “I asked him, ‘How about giving me a warning?’ and he said, ‘No,’” Meza said. Meza said he was not the only person ticketed that day. He said two sheriffs “threatened to arrest a Del Mar woman, who was just walking her dog, and this caused a crowd of onlookers. A nice couple from out of town were also given notices.” The right of way extends 20 to 25 feet from either side of the tracks. Anyone crossing the tracks or walking
between them and the posted signs is trespassing and should expect to be ticketed. Meza said he received a flier last year and is aware of the signs. “They say no trespassing and have a logo with someone crossing the tracks,” he said. “I thought that was illegal, not walking beside them. Other people I’ve talked to think the same thing. “I understand the danger of the trains but they can’t build a tunnel or a bridge, so there’s no other way to get close to the beach,” Meza added.
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Street artist Morley stands next to his mural in Carlsbad on Sunday. The artist was the second to take part in the Carlsbad Art Wall project. Photo by Tony Cagala
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messages conveyed come The from a little bit of everywhere, explained Morley, 33, the latest street artist to bring his art form to the Carlsbad Art Wall Project. On the wall, painted in a chalkboard green, is contained in big white lettering the phrase: “If I knew then what I know now.” Written underneath is a message prompting people passing by to write a message to their younger self. In a matter of a Sunday afternoon, the wall had become filled with messages from not only locals but from fans of the artist that had responded through his Instagram account. The chalk-written messages ranged from the humorous to the heartbreaking. Some expressed regret, while others commented on relationships, some urging to stay in school and some leaving short notes of self-encouragement. The artist, who puts himself figuratively and literally into his works, is known for posting “wheaties” (posters glued to walls) that feature ponderous and oftentimes uplifting messages. “A lot of my messages are messages I need to hear myself,” he said. “I sort of put myself in the thought of, if I was walking down the street and not having a great day, what’s something that would be (an) impactful message to me.” A life-sized drawing of Morley also adorns the wall — something he includes in many of his works. That, he explained, is because he wants his art to feel like it’s coming from a person, not just some disembodied voice. Morley, who went to college in New York to pur-
sue his dream of becoming a screenwriter, eventually realized the arduousness of bringing his art to audiences. That realization segued into his street artwork, starting on the streets of New York with stickers. In 2006 he moved to Los Angeles where he upped the scale of his works. It was about the chance to bring his art to the audience instead of inviting the audience to his world, he said. “It was the chance to step into another person’s environment and say, ‘This is something that’s for you — that I brought to you,’” Morley said. The mural here is the second in a series of multiple murals that will be done by Los Angeles-based street artists. Every two months or so, a new mural will appear on the wall of the Señior Grubby’s restaurant on Carlsbad Village Drive. The project, known as the Carlsbad Art Wall, was launched two months ago with a work from artist Bumbleelovesyou. Carlsbad artist Bryan Snyder started the art wall project as a way to introduce new art to the Village, he stated in a previous interview. It’s a unique idea, Snyder said of the art wall project, adding that other communities around the world have done it. “It’s new for Carlsbad,” he said. “And people are understanding that it’s good for Carlsbad; it’s good for the community, good for the local businesses…They’re sad when a mural that they like and become attached to goes, but they’re also excited when they see someTURN TO MORLEY ON 18
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Filipe Toledo wins Oakley Lowers Pro In a flash Telesco delivers SAN CLEMENTE — Brazilian Filipe Toledo has won the Oakley Lowers Pro, the first World Surf League (WSL) QS10000 of the 2015 season, after defeating Jeremy Flores (FRA) in a hard-fought 35-minute Final in building 3-to-5 foot surf. The event saw an array of Championship Tour surfers battling to protect their place in the Top 34 and going head-to-head against up-and-coming Qualifying Series talent fighting hard to join the elite tour. Toledo becomes the third consecutive Brazilian to win the event, after Gabriel Medina and Miguel Pupo claimed victory in 2012 and 2011 respectively. “I was definitely super blessed this week and got to spend lots of time with my friends and family,” said Toledo. “It’s such a good vibe
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to be with them. I think that’s what happened, I got all their good vibes. I felt super comfortable and confident out there and my boards felt amazing. It was all wonderful and amazing.” Toledo continued his
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for 7.20 and a series of critical maneuvers from the fleet-footed Brazilian for an excellent 8.30. An exhausted looking Flores took a final wave with 30 seconds remaining but couldn’t produce the 8.93 required and secures a runner-up finish while Toledo claimed the win. “The start was a little slow but I began with a good wave and that gave me a lot of confidence and then I took more inside waves,” said Toledo. “I think I’ve got the best support ever. I’ve got all my family and friends here so it’s the best feeling in the world. When I finish the wave I hear everyone screaming and it’s really motivating for me.”
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It’s come, gone and we’re not talking about the local NFL team. Mercy, there’s still a “San Diego” attached to the Chargers name. For how long, no one is quite sure. What’s certain is the Chargers were keen in the recent NFL Draft. “It’s Melvin Gordon,” Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said after his first-round pick. Telesco was explaining why he surrendered a bounty of draft picks to wiggle up the board and get a Badger. “It’s Melvin Gordon,” Telesco stressed, regarding the Wisconsin star. “You don’t like to give away picks. But sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to get an impact player.” In a flash the Chargers’ pedestrian running game got a boost. Ranked near the bottom in nearly every rushing category last year, Gordon’s skills include lowering his pads and leaving whiffing tacklers staring at his shoe bottoms. Gordon has a physical element. Gordon has a speed element. Gordon has found a home with the Chargers, despite them not having clue where theirs will be in the future. Maybe Gordon becomes cool in Carson? Maybe he ignites Inglewood? CROP But we’ll fret over that .93later and do you really be.93lieve the Chargers’ asser4.17 tion that season sales are up? 4.28 Me, neither. But Gordon punches this ticket: He gives Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers another weapon and he’s still wearing
bolts, right? Rivers stays put and we can’t wait until he plops the ball in Gordon’s gut. Gordon led the nation in rushing last season. Can he lead the Chargers back to the playoffs? Good question, and one coach Mike McCoy needs to be answered in the affirmative. McCoy isn’t on the hot seat but his britches need to feel some heat. Consecutive third-place finishes means he needs Gordon to have a quick start. That’s what Telesco did in the draft, and here’s a toast to him. Instead of being cautious, Telesco was aggressive and delivered something that has been rare in these parts: positive news about the Chargers. Gordon is special and can he make the Chargers that as well? Hard to say, but he’ll hit the ground, uh, running. He’ll have every opportunity to contribute and is it too early to point him toward the “A” gap? The Chargers have a huge hole at running back and Gordon helps fill it. Remember the Chargers have but six rushing touchdowns last year and three of those fled with Ryan Mathews. Danny Woodhead returns from his broken leg and he’s your receiving back. Branden Oliver was last year’s leading rusher — hard to fathom — but he takes a back seat to Gordon. Donald Brown is back and he’s the last card you play. Rancho Santa Fe’s Telesco thinks he has an ace in Gordon and if he didn’t, he doesn’t give up two picks to move up two spots. Although Telesco’s move came with deception, Gordon hasn’t played an NFL snap but he’s already been faked out. The Chargers had Gordon lined up for a pre-draft chat at Chargers Park. When the team thought otherwise, Gordon felt San Diego was no longer his destination. “I was actually supposed to go visit and they ended up canceling,” Gordon said. “I don’t know if they canceled because they felt they (saw) everything they wanted, but that kind of threw me off a little bit. I didn’t know which direction they were headed.” The Chargers’ compass for a new stadium continues to spin. But after drafting Gordon, the Chargers’ rushing attack is no longer running in place. Contact Jay Paris at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at jparis_sports and on mighty1090.com
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Extraordinary Conceptions looks for extraordinary women While many may believe that conceiving a child is simple, the sobering reality is that for many individuals and couples this is not the case. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, several million people are battling infertility. And that’s where Extraordinary Conceptions, based in Carlsbad, lends a compassionate hand. The founders of Extraordinary Conceptions, Mario and Stephanie Caballero, were faced with infertility. Their battle was fierce with multiple artificial inseminations, in vitro fertilizations, surgeries, and miscarriages. Hope emerged when Stephanie’s cousin became their surrogate carrying their twins more than 13 years ago. Extraordinary Conceptions, an international egg donor and surrogate agency, opened its doors a decade ago. The company is quick to point out that their success is measured by the exceptional women wanting to be of service for someone
in need either as an egg donor or surrogate. First time egg donors can earn from $5,000 to $8,000. Repeat donors have the potential to earn much more; and, first time surrogate compensation ranges from $35,000 to $40,000 with the possibility to earn up to $60,000 as a repeat surrogate. Surrogates must already be mothers whereas egg donors do not. Two-time surrogate with Extraordinary Conceptions, Lisa Ritter, describes how her experience transcended the financial compensation. “Surrogacy is so much more than the compensation. You learn about yourself and experience what your mind, body and soul are truly capable of,” said Ritter, a former military wife. “You are able to make another person’s dream of parenthood come true by giving life and there really is no way to put that into words — the feeling is indescribable.” Being pregnant is a 24/7 job and Extraordinary
Conceptions makes certain their surrogates are compensated well. While Ritter’s experiences have left an indelible imprint, she admits the financial benefits allowed her to help her family financially while being able to teach her children firsthand what it means to help others. “Being a surrogate was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. Being able to help someone complete their family and welcome them to the world of parenthood through surrogacy, with Extraordinary Conceptions was amazing,” she said. “Seeing an Intended Parent hold their baby for the first time is a wonderful moment that every person should experience, if they can.” Maya Lee has been an egg donor for Extraordinary Conceptions multiple times. She describes the experience as “remarkable,” knowing that she is helping a couple struggling from infertility. Memorable experiences have also paved the
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way. “I’ve traveled to cities I’ve never been to. I’ve met incredibly special people. I’ve been a part of people’s lives in a way that not many will ever be able to accomplish,” she said. Maya continued, “I would absolutely do it again.” Both egg donors and
surrogates agree that their experience is like no other which is filled with gratefulness and sincere appreciation from those who need help having a baby and have already endured so much. Extraordinary Conceptions has assisted hundreds of couples all over the globe build the families they were
meant to have. While the agency grows more robust with each passing year, Stephanie and Mario have never lost sight of the fact how exceptional surrogates and egg donors are. For the Caballero’s, without their surrogate, they would never have experienced the love of their children. This compassion also extends to their company team members where some are current or former surrogates and egg donors. Surrogates and egg donors provide the miracle of birth every single day and because of this, Extraordinary Conceptions makes certain these incredible ladies are placed on a kindhearted pedestal. At every turn, they redefine their goals so they can pamper their surrogates and egg donors even more. After all, these ladies deserve the very best. To learn more about the egg donor or surrogacy journey, log onto extraconceptions.com or call (760) 438-2265.
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STUDENT SUPPORT Escondido Republican Women, Federated present their 2015 Charlotte Mousel Scholarship to San Pasqual Senior Lauren Cole at their regular meeting held April 22. From left, President Rosalia Zamora, recipient’s parents Earl and Jenny Cole, scholarship recipient Lauren Cole, Scholarship Chairwoman Jeanne Bunch and recipient’s grandmother Barbara Davis. Courtesy photo
Vista’s Strawberry Festival Run giving cash prizes VISTA — This year’s Strawberry Festival Run May 24 will be giving cash prizes to the top three male and female finishers in both the 10k and the 5k. First place is $250, second gets $150 and third earns $100. Registration for the Strawberry Festival Run will help Solutions for Change, solving family homelessness in our community. New in 2015, the 10K course is the official 10k for the USA Track & Field San Diego-Imperial Road championship series. USATF members are eligible for USATF prize money and Strawberry Run prize money. Register online at active.com /vista-ca /
r u n n i n g / d i s t a nc e - r u n n i ng-races / v ista- st rawb e r r y-fe st-10 k- 5 k- k id s run-2015. This year, the run will have chip timing and wave starts for 10K and 5K, custom medals to all finishers‚ performance T-shirts, a Fresh Fruit Finish Line featuring strawberries, awards to the top finisher in each age division‚ costume awards and free beer to each participant 21 and older (ID required). For an entry discount, stop by the Vista Smart & Final, 1845 W. Vista Way, and get a discount code that will save you $5 per registration (10k/5k only). From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. there will be fun for all at the Strawberry Festival Street Fair with car-
nival rides, 300 booths, a food court, a beer garden, live entertainment and a strawberry pie-eating contest with free entry in five different age categories. There will also be a cooking contest, crowning of Ms. Strawberry Shortcake (with two age categories), a Strawberry Costume contest and a Strawberry Idol Karaoke contest. Get involved and help support your community. Other nonprofits that register to get a booth at the Strawberry Festival will receive free strawberries if they are selling strawberry concoctions as a fundraiser. Contact (760) 7261122 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
REGION — Archi’s Acres co-founder, Karen Archipley of Escondido, and California State University San Marcos President Karen S. Haynes were honored as Girl Scouts San Diego’s Cool Women 2015 during a recent ceremony. Nine years ago, Archipley co-founded Archi’s Acres — a certified organic farm based in Escondido — with her husband Colin, a retired combat-decorated Marine. The Archipleys also created Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program, a world-class “incubator” at Cal Poly Pomona providing entrepreneurial opportunities to former military personnel and other individuals. Many of the program’s 300-plus graduates are now successful farm and food company owners, greenhouse managers and restaurateurs. Karen Archipley oversees all marketing for Archi’s Acres and VSAT, and teaches agribusiness classes at MCAS Miramar. In 2013, she helped plant First Lady Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden. Honoree Karen Haynes resides in Vista. “California State University San Marcos in one of the Cal State system’s youngest schools. Thanks to President Karen Haynes, it’s also one of the ‘coolest,’” Magda Marquet, Cool Woman of 2014, said. Haynes is the most senior female president in the CSU system. Under her leadership, the university is “technologically sophisticated, dedicated to providing globally-relevant curriculum and actively engaged with the community,” Marquet
From left, Girl Scouts San Diego CEO Jo Dee Jacob and Cool Woman 2012 Su-Mei Yu congratulate Karen Archipley on becoming a Cool Woman of 2015. Courtesy photo
said. Haynes’ contributions include working with this year’s Cool Girl and Girl Scout Ambassador Elena Crespo. a Del Norte High School junior, who developed a computer lab for a school in Panama using computers donated by CSU San Marcos. Girl Scouts San Diego board members Lori Walton and Julie Dubick co-chaired the Cool Women luncheon. During the event, Cool Woman 2015 Susan Salka, president and CEO of AMN Healthcare, made a personal $10,000 challenge donation, which guests collectively matched. Proceeds from the event will support Girl Scout program outreach for girls in homeless shelters, the Girls Rehabilitation Facility and girls in underserved neighborhoods. 2015 honorees also included Lesley Cohn,
co-founder of Cohn Restaurant Group; Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein of Beth Israel; Reena Horowitz, businesswoman, philanthropist and jewelry designer; Awetash Keflezighi, an immigrant from Eritrea whose 10 accomplished children include legendary marathoner Meb Keflezighi; Carol Lazier, president of the San Diego Opera board of directors; Susan Swenson, wireless pioneer and chairwomen of FirstNet, a federal agency developing the nation’s first high-speed public safety network; Rose Schindler, Holocaust survivor and educator; and Carmen Vann, a Turner Construction project executive whose projects include the new Central Library. To learn about Girl Scouting opportunities for girls in grades K-12 and adult volunteers, contact Diana Alva, email@example.com or (619) 610-0708.
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Plenty of culinary options at Encinitas EcoFest
onâ€™t just live green â€” be it! That is the motto of this festival that is taking it to another level this year by holding it at
the Leichtag Foundation in Encinitas. Itâ€™s a time to celebrate a day of all things green May 17. This one-day event highlights ideas for saving energy and money, connects you to whatâ€™s local and green as well as shows you how your lifestyle choices can make a difference. This year there is an expanded food and beverage element to the event and I had a conversation with EcoFest President and COO Dave Ahlgren recently to learn more.
You have taken EcoFest to a new level this year with a new location and more vendors. Tell me about the location and whatâ€™s new. Weâ€™re holding the event â€” now in its ninth year â€” at the old Ecke Ranch property, which can handily accommodate the 100 green exhibitors, 25 family-friendly activities, green cuisine, a craft beer tent and eco car show weâ€™re featuring at this yearâ€™s event.Â Â This year, weâ€™ve organized EcoFest into nine pavilions that offer transformational experiences in healthy and sustainable living.Â They include a Taste of Organics Food & Lifestyle Pavilion (Green Cuisine); a Health, Wellness & Fitness Pavilion; a Solar & Energy Pavilion; an Ocean & Water Conservation Pavilion; an Earth (Gardening, Composting and Landscaping) Pavilion; a Recycled Art Pavilion; an Eco Car Show; Green Schools Pavilion
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and more.Â Â Educational presentations will be given throughout the day; our booths offer everything from healthy chemical-free skin products to practical ways of setting up grey water systems at home. I noticed that the culinary portion of EcoFest has expanded as well this year, whatâ€™s going on in this area? Green Cuisine will be well represented at EcoFest, as weâ€™re all about health, wellness and sustainability.Â Â Numerous businesses will be on-hand with fermented, raw, organic, vegan, gluten and soy-free delectables, fruits and vegetables.Â Downtown Encinitasâ€™ own Sonima will be there as well as Peace Pies, Farm Fresh to You, Whole Foods and One Fresh Meal, who offer tasty organic, vegetarian meals. Weâ€™ll also have some local organic treats and comfort food for purchase, including Jonathanâ€™s non-GMO Kettle Corn and Cheesy Amigos. For those interested in starting from scratch, Laurel Mehl of Coral Tree Farm will offer heirloom tomato seed sharing and members of San Diego
Master Gardeners will be onhand for organic gardening/ composting tips. Nan Sterman of KPBSâ€™ â€œA Growing Passionâ€? will be available to answer questions and share her insights as well.Â And what food would be available to any of us without those master pollinators, the bees? Encinitas Bee will have live bees behind glass to help children understand how honey is made and offer adults effective alternatives to pesticides and herbicides that can help their gardens and landscapes thrive. Meet at the Earth Pavilion at noon and 2 p.m. for tours of Leichtag Farmsâ€™ Biodynamic Urban Farming. There are also some uniqueÂ beverages available for sampling. What are you offering this year? The Happy Pantry will be introducing visitors to the healthful properties of kombucha â€” and Jun, a fermented health tonic, will be available as well. We have Fully Loaded offerings in the cold-pressed juicery category and organic, freshly squeezed TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 18
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t would take reams of copy to summarize the dozens of wine shows that have descended onto Southern California to pour the latest releases of fine wine for a thirsty public. At times you can find international shows where wines from many countries compete with the U.S. (read West Coast). Others are just California and many more focus on regions, like the one I visited recently — the wines of the Santa Lucia Highlands of the central coast. Along the central coastal area of California, there is no lack of wine counties to visit. From Santa Barbara north to Santa Ynez, the Sta. Rita Hills, Paso Robles, Monterey and the special, bucolic mountainside just below Monterey called Santa Lucia Highlands. Truly a home for wine artisans where vineyards are planted on terraces overlooking the Salinas River Valley, cooled by the fog and ocean breezes off Monterey Bay, and where 49 properties grow wine grapes on 6,100 acres. Most of these wineries make Pinot Noir. There is no more attractive setting for this glamour queen of wine than the Santa Lucia Highlands. With more than 30 years experience, Dan Lee and his Morgan label are the essence of this region. His Double L Vineyard, purchased in 1996, is today one of the best-known vineyards in the state. You can taste this crown jewel of Pinot Noir ($58) as the 2013 Double L has just been released. That year was beautiful for wine grapes, as was the 2012. You find aromas of coffee and black cherry,
Frank Mangio, TASTE OF WINE columnist on the right, tries a new wine with Michael Langdon, wine spirits buyer for Whole Foods Market in Encinitas. A wine representative from the Henry Group, an exhibitor, is on the left.
Jonathan Apt, western sales manager and Dan Morgan Lee display a 2013 Morgan Double L Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Photos by Frank Mangio
and flavors of blackberry, dates and plum. For more, go to morganwinery.com. One of the fastest growing wine events in San Diego is one that is only in its third year. Held at Liberty Station in the Pt. Loma district, this indoor/outdoor venue quickly picked up over 100 brands of high quality wineries. The passionate producer David Fraschetti, who did corporate events and is a lover of fine wine, rolled up his sleeves and laid out a space plan of wines, food and music second to none, and called it Vin Diego. Heavy hitters lined the walkways in the park-like setting — wines like Ferrari-Carano, Grgich Hills, Opolo, Niner, South Coast, Sokol Blosser and ZD plus many more were repeat customers. Marina Kitchen, Jake’s, Solare and the Grant Grill had tasty bites. Mark your April 2016 calendar for the second Saturday and be sure to experience Vin Diego next time around. Visit vindiego.com for more information. It doesn’t have to be a huge strung-out event
to gain an insight into the world of wine. Find an active restaurant like Vittorio’s in Carmel Valley, just north of San Diego producing monthly wine dinner events, and you will learn a lot. Marty Merritt, regional manager for Hope Family Wines in Paso Robles, came in recently with some of his newest releases from Hope. All are Rhone Valley-southof-France style wines. Vittorio’s was up for the event and called on his chef for exceptional cuisine like jumbo scallops, roasted duck breast and New Zealand lamb chops. The wines were red blends, chardonnay and a personal favorite, a 2013 Treana White ($23). Mostly from the Viognier grape, flavors of ripe stone fruit with honey overtones are the real deal. Check out hopefamilywines.com. Wine Bytes North County Wine TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 18
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MAY 8 DOGGIE CAFÉ Bring your four-legged friend to the San Diego Humane Society Doggie Café at 6 p.m. May 8 at 572 Airport Road, Oceanside 92058. Join us every month for Doggie Café, where people and their pets mingle, nibble and maybe learn a trick or two. Call (619) 299-7012, extension 2230, to make a reservation or for more information. MAY 9 DEMOCRAT UPDATE The Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. May 9 at 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, with Secretary of the California Democratic Party, Daraka Larimore-Hall. Visit lsmdem.org or call (760) 743-2990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. RUMMAGE SALE There will be a church wide rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9 at Lifeway Baptist Church, 1120 Highland Drive, Vista. All proceeds benefit Vacation Bi-
ble School. MAY 10 FARMERS MARKET The San Marcos Farmers Market is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday with Sensational Sundays ArtWalk & Car Club event on the first Sunday of each month, at Old California Restaurant Row in San Marcos, 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. Free admission, plenty of parking. For more information, contact Christy Johnson at (760) 580-0116. HALL OF FAME The community is invited to the annual Vista Historical Society Hall of Fame inductions and lunch at 11 a.m. May 16 at Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. Cost is $30. Call (760) 630-0444 for reservations by May 7. DIAMOND GALA The Vista Boys & Girls Club invites all to its Diamond Gala event from 5 to 10 p.m. May 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Carlsbad. Enjoy dining, gaming and gifts and applaud the winner of the “Have a Heart for Kids” award to a community hero who has made a difference in the lives of local youth. Admission includes $200 worth of gaming. Reserve tickets at bgcvista.org. MAY 11 HOSPICE HELP The Elizabeth Hospice will host a three-day volunteer training for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27, May 28 and May 29 at The Elizabeth Hospice administrative building, 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido. Contact the Volunteer Department at (800) 797-2050 by May 20. MAY 12 NEW FRIENDS The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County, a support group for ladies and gentlemen who desire to foster friendships through various social activities, will tour the Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad. The group will lunch at the Grand Tradition Estates and Gardens, Fallbrook May 14. For reservations, call 858/674-4324. MAY 13 PARKS AND REC INPUT The city of San Marcos is hosting a community meeting aimed at seeking input for the updating of its Parks and Recreation Master Plan from 6 to 7 p.m. May 13 at the San Elijo Rec Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road. All residents are invited. For further information, visit san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000. HAPPY HOUR POLITICS Reservations are needed by May 13 for Happy Hour Politics that will host retired Navy SEAL and Lt. Cmdr. Ed Hiner, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 20 at The Crossings, 5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad. There is a $20 cash cover charge (includes appetizers). Drinks are available for purchase. For more information, contact Coordinator Melanie Burkholder at 307-690-7814 or email@example.com.
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Summer F un & L earning LA JOLLA — Get ahead or stay on track – National University Virtual High School (NUVHS) is now enrolling for summer term. Since 2003, NUVHS has been a solution for students to earn Advanced Placement (AP®) credits, improve academic performance and strengthen their college applications through a premier online learning experience. NUVHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools (WASC) and has course approvals for UC “a-g”, NCAA and NAIA. NUVHS strives to provide students the opportunity to achieve academic excel-
lence through creating an active, engaging and cooperative online learning environment. Students are able to enroll in NUVHS throughout the school year and can complete a full semester of a high school course in as few as four or as many as 16 weeks on a full or parttime basis. Our small class size emphasizes individual learning styles and creates a dynamic and engaging educational environment. We provide 24/7 access to courses, help desk, library and support services. All online courses are instructor-led by California-credentialed teachers. All coursework
meets or exceeds California and national standards and have been designed to meet the Common Core standards. With more than 100 online courses, NUVHS offers something for every student. NUVHS partners with a variety of educational and community organizations in an effort to strengthen school community relations and enhance academic learning among partnering schools and districts. For more information on our summer courses, to enroll, or learn more about our academic partnerships, please call (866) 366-8847 or visit www.nuvhs.org today!
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Local charter school is currently enrolling, now with two locations SAN MARCOS — Taylion San Diego Academy is now enrolling with two locations to serve North County. Taylion offers programs in home school, independent study and a virtual program, and has open enrollment throughout the year. With locations in San Marcos and Vista, the charter school has a program to meet the needs of students in need of a more personalized education. The charter school opened in 2013, and has since grown to be a partner in the North County community. During its first year of existence, the school was granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools (WASC), and has now expanded into Vista. The school even has an Associated Student Body (A.S.B.), which plans field trips and fundraisers throughout the year. Taylion’s programs is an option for students K-12, who find that a traditional school setting just isn’t a fit for them, academically or otherwise (bullies, etc.). A large number of their student population are high school students. “Kids that come to us, are for whatever reason, not thriving in a traditional public school setting,” said Taylion San
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Diego Academy’s Director of Business Development, Shannon Smith. “It can be for a variety of reasons: academics, socially, and they come to us where they find a place where they can academically and socially thrive.” Taylion offers three separate learning environments for students: online education programs, a homeschool program, and an independent study program. Programs are often blended to meet the needs of students. Some additional learning opportunities include small group instruction and online learning programs. School officials say the program offers individualized learning, a safe environment with less distraction, higher parent involvement, credit recovery, credit acceleration, greater
access to new educational resources, and unparalleled flexibility in utilizing various instructional delivery methods based on the particular student’s learning style. When asked what parents should look for in a choice for education, Smith said, “I think, first of all, parents consider what their kid’s needs are. What is it that they think can help their kid to be successful, and then go look at what the options are, and that’s what is wonderful about charter schools. At Taylion San Diego Academy, we are able to customize their learning program. We offer independent study, online classes, homeschooling and a blended model. We are able to take each student, assess where they are at, determine what would best help them and design a program for them individually.” The San Marcos campus is located at 100 N. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #110, San Marcos, CA 92069, while the Vista site is located at 1661B South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081. For more information regarding enrollment and upcoming parent information sessions, call (855) 77-LEARN or (760) 2955564, or visit taylionsandiego.com.
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Summer F un & L earning City of Vista...
Fun is just around the corner With summer just around the corner, now is the time to start looking into what to do with the kids to keep them busy. The City of Vista has just what you need. We offer several all-inclusive camps for grades Kindergarten through eighth. For the middle school grades 5 – 8, we offer Adventure Camp which is a traveling camp that goes on a field trip every day! For the more active, athletic child in grades 1 –
6 we have our Sports Camp with 1 field trip per week. And of course, we have our traditional camp for grades K – 5 that offers plenty of arts & crafts along with games and activities and one field trip per week. Each camp is based on a weekly theme such as ‘Frozen’, ‘Sweet Summertime’, ‘Mysteries of Science’, ‘Food Frenzie’ and more. All camps include before & after care, at least one field trip per week,
one camp T-shirt, lunch, 2 snacks, and special camp days every Friday for NO ADDITIONAL COST! City of Vista Day Camp staff are busy planning for the summer activities and can’t wait to get started. Registration is now open. For more information on weekly themes and trips please visit our website at vistarecreation.com and choose Summer Day Camps or give us a call at (760) 643-5272 or e-mail at kcrawford@ cityofvista.com.
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Alyssa O’Halloran, Sierra Pia, Victoria Walz, Kyra Wentworth-Glasco, Jordan Werner, and Talia Wexler. Including the previous inductees, 55 students from The Grauer School were invited into the honor society.
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CLUB MARKS 99 YEARS
The Woman’s Club of Vista celebrates its 99th anniversary, joined by Vista Mayor Judy Ritter and Deputy Mayor John Aguilera, Field Representatives from the offices of Rep. Darrell Issa, Sen. Patricia Bates, Assemblywoman Marie Waldron and the Vista Chamber of Commerce. The club will host Donation Day May 13 with representatives from the 28 non-profit organizations the club supports to be recognized. For more information, visit womansclubofvista.org Courtesy photo
Learn about managing college costs ESCONDIDO — Es- partnership with the San condido Public Library, in Diego Financial Literacy Center, will offer Planning for College Expenses, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. May 19 in the Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia St. This free workshop is part of the series, “Be Money Smart @ Escondido Public Library,” and is geared to help parents and students become familiar with the ins-and-outs of paying for college and financial aid. The program will offer tips on how to increase
eligibility for free grants, where to find scholarship opportunities, how to help students reach for their dream school without financial compromise, and more. The San Diego Financial Literacy Center, sdflc. org, whose mission is to enhance the financial IQ of San Diego County residents will present the workshop. All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information about this workshop and the Be Money Smart @ Escondido Public Library series, contact (760) 839-4839 or nrobinson@ escondido.org
GRAND OPENING JI Phone Repair, at 731 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach and the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted a Grand Opening ribbon-cutting May 6 to announce its arrival to the Solana Beach area. LAURA’S LAW PASSES In a vote April 21, the San Diego Board of Supervisors approved implementation of Laura’s Law, which allows for court-ordered treatment of severely mentally ill people who present a risk to themselves or others. County Supervisor Dave Roberts pushed for San Diego to join other counties in adopting this law since he took office. At the hearing Supervisors again heard pleas from the relatives of mentally-ill people, who told us forced treatment could have kept their loved one from incarceration, homelessness or death. BLAZE PIZZA VIDEO CONTEST Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza invites the community to create original, unconventional, and authentic videos which showcase why they’re a fan of Blaze Pizza. The grand prizewinner will receive $5,000. Enter online by posting a video on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #BlazeFanFest, or upload the video to YouTube and submit the link at blazepizza.com
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PROFESSOR MARKS 40 YEARS Mathematics professor Mohammed Rajah received a 40th anniversary pin, the first ever for any MiraCosta College faculty or staff. Rajah is originally from Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. He began his tenure at MiraCosta College in 1975. Rajah will not say when he will be retiring. He was teaching at Oceanside High School when a full-time opening came up in the MiraCosta College math and science department,” said Dr. Rajah.
BEST WORKPLACE Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach was recently named a Best Christian Workplace in 2015 for the fourth consecutive year. The accreditation is awarded by national nonprofit organization and leadership consultancy Best Christian Workplaces Institute. MERCHAT JOINS BOARD At its April 22 regular meeting, the MiraCosta College Board of Trustees appointed and swore in Frank Merchat as trustee for Area 4, representing Carlsbad. Merchat is founder and manager of Night Oak, LLC, a multistate commercial real estate company based in Carlsbad. He has served five years as a member of the MiraCosta College Foundation and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from San Diego State University.
NEW LAB Vista Medical Plaza outpatient health center at 2076 W. Vista Way, announced the opening of its newest tenant - Laboratory Corporation of America. The new location opened its doors to patients on April 20. BOOK RELEASE Escondido author EdHONOR SOCIETY ward Grant Ries announced The Grauer School the nationwide release of announced the following his new historical novel on local students were induct- the battle of Quebec, “What ed into the National Honor Price Honor?” Published by Society at this year’s annu- Tate Publishing and Enteral exercises at The Grauer prises, it is available at tateSchool: Divya Bhatia, Ali publishing.com/bookstore Burress, Vivian Drewelow, and in bookstores. Rory Falmer, Iselin Flo, Nick Gardner, Elizabeth ELLIS GETS LUXIE Gillingham, Max GreinLux Art Institute aner, Leo Greiner, Audrey nounced that Ray Ellis Hebert, Noa Hochman, will receive the 2015 Luxie Celia Honauer, Alyssa Lat- Award, presented at its anson-Combs, Kate Matthews, nual fundraiser gala, Lux After Dark May 9. Ellis is a dedicated supporter of Lux and serves on the Board of Directors as the treasurer. VERA EARNS CFP Dowling & Yahnke, wealth advisory firm, announced that Elias Vera, Assistant Portfolio Manager, is now a Certified Financial Planner. Elias joins 11 other members of the Dowling & Yahnke team with
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An MH-60 extracts water in a mock fire area during an aerial firefighting exercise at Las Pulgas Lake April 30. Aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd MAW, Navy Region Southwest, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department participated in the annual exercise, which provides ready, trained and certified military and civilian resources to combat wild land fires in the region. Photo by Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez
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chief, CAL FIRE San Diego. “Now we have military coordinators who train to coordinate with military assets through proper communication. We’ve become much more cohesive and effective. The event is an annual training requirement that certifies Marine and Navy pilots for aerial firefighting operations and is intended to increase the interoperability between the agencies and services involved. “It’s important to be proficient in our firefighting capabilities so that in the event of a fire, we’ll be able to give back to the community that gives to us,” said Petty Officer Berk Tarleton, a naval air crewman at the exercise. “It’s especially important for the families that support us back home while we’re serving our country.” CHANGES
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a team in support of CAL FIRE,” said Lt. Col. Austin Miller, air coordination officer with Marine Corps Installations — West. “The exercise increases the interoperability between the different organizations, and it creates a safer environment for us to work together in the event of an actual fire.” One of the main teaching points in the exercise is communication. The process of combatting the fires using mutual aid assets requires the personnel involved to speak the same language, said Lt. Cmdr. Renee May, naval aviator at the exercise. “Communication is the most important thing and over the years the communications between the military and our assets have immensely improved,” said John Francois, aviation
CAMP PENDLETON, — Aviation and ground units from Camp Pendleton, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Navy Region Southwest, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department participated on an aerial firefighting exercise at Las Pulgas Lake on April 30. The exercise was the eighth iteration of its kind and showcased the employment of trained and certified military and civilian personnel using aircraft to combat wildland fires in the region. “This annual event is an opportunity for CAL FIRE to come out and participate with the military because we rely on them during major wildland fires,” said Kendal Bortisser, public information officer with CAL FIRE. “When all private resources are committed we can coordinate with them to conduct water drops and combat wildland fires.” The training involved the use of a UH-1Y ‘Huey’, the CH-53 ‘Super Stallion’ and the MV-22 ‘Osprey.’ Each helicopter was equipped with a water delivery system, commonly known as the ‘bucket;’ capable of carrying up to 420 lbs. of water. “These exercises give us the opportunity to train together so that when disaster strikes we’re all on the same page with the same frequencies and everybody understands their roles and responsibilities despite using different assets,” added Bortisser. The Aerial Fire Attack used 3rd MAW, and Third Fleet air assets, operating the same way they would as if the Camp Pendleton Fire Department were requesting support for a real wildland fire. “It’s a demonstration of the partnerships we’ve developed between the Marines and the Navy as
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plans to make himself available for one-on-one meetings with concerned nearby residents. Schlesinger’s plans have taken years to get off the ground, after a group of country club residents formed to defeat his project. Escondido Country Club Homeowners, or ECCHO, rallied the City Council to designate the country club as permanent open space. Schlesinger fought the designation in court, claiming the city wrongfully took his property and made it worthless. He also put an initiative on the 2014 ballot to
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thing new.” Asher Jacobsen, 12, like some of the other people passing by, did express a little annoyance that the previous mural was painted over. But he, like the others, already started to come around to the new piece, its message and its interactive
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this designation. EARTH WEEK AWARD In conjunction with Earth Week, Palomar Health has been recognized as a local and national lead-
T he C oast News - I nland E dition build 430 homes, along with an Olympic-sized swimming pool and trails. That initiative was defeated by 60 percent of the voters. Schlesinger had a lawsuit pending against the city during the elections and the results were rendered in March. A Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Schlesinger, stating the city’s declaration of open space unfairly discriminated against Schlesinger’s property and restored the site to its original residential designation. City Attorney Jeffrey Epp said the council will go over their options in closed session May 20. Shapouri and Associates is based out of Rancho
Santa Fe and designed the Crosby mixed-use development and Cielo del Norte. One of the major concerns of some country club residents was that they would be losing their backyard. Shapouri said in an effort to address that, they plan on adding additional buffers to those homes. At a meeting in March, dozens of residents spoke out in favor of some form of a golf course but Shapouri said it wasn’t likely from both an economic and environmental standpoint. “It seemed to be impossible at best,” Shapouri said. There is no recycled water access on the property, which would mean
component. “I think it’s pretty cool,” Jacobsen said. The theme behind the Carlsbad mural was based on whether a person could go back in time and what advice they would give themselves, Morley explained. It’s a fantasy of his, he said, of writing letters to his younger self, telling all of things that will happen
and to just be ready for it. “Why not give other people the chance to metaphorically do that?” said Morley. Jacobsen wrote on the wall, “Fear isn’t a punishment.” He said he wrote that because he used to be afraid of a lot of things. “I thought I was being punished for being bad, but it’s not a punishment.”
er for its efforts and commitment to sustainability as part of its wellness programming. Through initiatives such as plant-based menus and Meatless Mondays, the City of Escondido and the Humane Society of the United States acknowledged Palomar Health as an indus-
try leader in sustainability. NEW PANERA LOCATION Panera Bread opened its doors at 2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad May 4 in the Westfield Carlsbad Mall. This location will feature Rapid Pick-Up service for the convenience of guests.
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cause or endangered species, we have perennial kids’ folk favorite Hullabaloo engaging the crowd. Our afternoon features sets by local stars Cleopatra Degher, who wooed the crowd at South By Southwest and guitar duo Yael and Vlady. Seasoned performer, songwriter and environmental activist Ashley Mazanec provides an acoustic exclamation point to the day’s musical lineup! In addition to the musical line-up, we’re featuring an Eagle Dance in our Community Circle in honor of our Native American heritage. Visit EcoFestEncinitas. org. It’s happening May 17 at 450 Quail Gardens Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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potable water would need to be used. That isn’t’ sustainable and would likely draw criticism, especially considering the drought. “These are really nice homes, they’re high value homes, and we want to at least let (nearby residents) know they’re not going to lose the value of their properties. I believe it will enhance their values,” Shapouri said. If the city doesn’t appeal the court’s decision, the next step will be for the city to comment on the
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for American police brutality,” Griffin said. While he may see his characters in national headlines, he insists that they’re purely figments of his imagination. “They say ‘write what you know, not who you know,’” said Griffin. He said he thought about his fellow police officers’ reception of the book but he’s always been known for pushing the envelope. “I’m a bit of a risk taker. My dad was a philosophy professor, and I’ve said many times, that’s a very odd combination, a kid that grows up to be a marine and a cop whose dad was a pacifist philosopher,” Griffin said. As a Police Academy ethics instructor, Griffin emphasizes what makes police officers good at what they do. He doesn’t think the media is accurately portraying the American police force and he hopes to change people’s assumptions. “What I absolutely know without a shadow of a doubt is that the over-
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ulations. The city couldn’t receive any other state funds for the project, so McKinney said it took a lot of convincing of the state to become eligible for the loan.
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at San Marcos and Palomar College) and vibrant entertainment areas,” said Lyon spokeswoman Terisa Kretzmann. “Also, Palomar Station is themed after a railway station. The Sprinter Rail Line certainly served as inspiration.” Palomar Station is one of a number of projects slated for development along the Sprinter corridor and adjacent to the Sprinter Stations. Down the street from Palomar Station, city officials have spearheaded a revitalization effort around the Richmar community anchored by nearly 1,000 units of affordable apartment units adjacent to the Sprinter line. In Vista, two large affordable housing developments, North Santa Fe and Paseo Pointe, are under construction adjacent to the city’s Vista Village Sta-
MAY 8, 2015 plans submitted. Stuck in the Rough will then need to make any necessary changes and pay for an Environmental Impact Review. Public comment will be taken during a Planning Commission meeting, and the commission will either approve it or send the developers back to make changes. The process is likely to take a year and a half. Shapouri hopes to begin construction within three years. whelming majority of police officers are really good at what they do and they do it for the right reasons,” Griffin said. The book is nearly five years in the making. Griffin started toying around with the idea when his youngest son went to Kindergarten. His wife, Escondido Councilmember Olga Diaz, also encouraged him to attend a writing conference at San Diego State University. The annual conference is held in January and attracts top literary agents and publishers. “There is something about San Diego that New York editors like in January, so what you wind up with is a really great group of top shelf editors and agents,” Griffin said. He attended the conference a few times and won an award in 2012, which helped him sign with his agent Jill Marr. Diaz was a huge support for him during the writing process, which he said lasted about four years. Last election, she ran for Mayor and lost to incumbent Sam Abed. It was
a busy time for the couple, but Griffin said she helped a lot. “I always tell people that Olga Diaz is an incredibly successful woman in her own right but something else she is good at is supporting other people,” Griffin said. He is still working fulltime with the police force so he had to fit writing in during the mornings, starting as early as 4 a.m. on weekdays. The process took him a while and he said the more he wrote, the more he improved. “It’s like a golf game, you get better with practice. You take a lot of shots that you put in the trees but you have to stick with it,” Griffin said. The contract he has with Forge Publishing is for two books, the second of which he submitted April 20 and expects to see out early 2016. As for “Benefit of the Doubt,” Griffin will be at Warwick’s in La Jolla May 13 at 7:30 p.m. for the book launch. He is nearing retirement and said he could see writing becoming a second career.
Staff had to argue that the loan wasn’t a form of funding, since it is going to be paid back. The state loan is much cheaper than bond alternatives, which is why it was important to qualify for the loan, McKinney told the council. Another point city
staff made to the state was the state revolving fund is largely funded by federal money, so Escondido wouldn’t really be getting additional state funding. The city has about two years to complete the construction of the dam before the $14.9 million grant expires.
tion. A mile away from Vista Village, another luxury apartment complex, this one a 410-unit, $96 million complex adjacent to the Melrose Drive Sprinter Station, is nearing completion. Such developments are not a new concept. In major cities across the world, officials have encouraged dense development at major transit stations and intersections in an effort to get people out of their cars, which in theory reduces traffic and harmful emissions caused by vehicles. Officials with the North County Transit District, which operate the Sprinter, have not studied the impact of these developments on transit ridership, but said the number of riders year-over-year has increased by nearly 11 percent. North County Transit District spokeswoman Katie Whichard said the tran-
sit district is pursuing similar projects on right-of-way it owns, including at the Solana Beach and Oceanside transit centers. The district is also coordinating with Escondido for longer-term redevelopment ideas. “While the North County Transit District does not have land use authority over lands not owned by the District, SPRINTER ridership is positively impacted by development near the transit stations,” Whichard said. “Transit helps to alleviate traffic congestion, saving time and resources for the San Diego County community,” she continued. “It reduces wear and tear on public roads, reduces carbon emissions, and provides affordable transportation options to people from all walks of life. Transit oriented development enhances and incentivizes those transit opportunities.”
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Escondido appoints new assistant city manager ESCONDIDO — Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips announced on May 6 that Graham Mitchell, current city manager of Lemon Grove, has been appointed as the assistant city manager. He is expected to begin his duties July 1. Mitchell has been the
city manager in Lemon Grove since 2003. Prior to that he was City Manager for three years in Farmersville, Calif. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from
Brigham Young University. “Graham brings a proven track record of city management experience and a solid understanding of the issues facing the city and the region,” Phillips said. He will be a great addition to our management team.” Mitchell’s salary will be $203,000.
are all recreational facilities that have been approved in the light industrial zone. All of the councilmembers agreed that the city’s Master Plan should be updated to include guidelines for a shooting range. “I do feel that, like any other use, there should be some place in our codes or our ordinances where we allow a gun range and I’m not going to try to bring us there tonight but I would like it to be seen as a clear use in whatever zone that we feel most appropriate,” said Hall. Mayor Pro Tem Keith
Blackburn was the only councilmember to vote against the Planning Commission’s denial of the shooting range. He said he didn’t want to call Neu’s decision an error in discretion, instead he said he wanted to call it a disagreement. “That makes it a little bit easier for me to say,” said Blackburn. “In this particular case, I view this as kinda simple, that in my opinion, this is a recreational activity.” Nearly 30 people spoke at the meeting, with the majority in support of the gun range. Gunther spoke about the safety of shooting ranges and argued there are more in California than ice skating rinks, which does not make her request unique. She has been trying for nearly two years to get a shooting range and was frustrated that a San Marcos store will open sooner. “A San Marcos store will have a range open this summer. The whole process from start to finish will only be one year. Please do not punish me anymore for having a small business in Carlsbad,” Gunther told the council. Gunther’s attorney, Leslie Devaney, said if the council doesn’t provide evidence as to why the gun range isn’t recreational, they leave themselves open to legal recourse. Some Carlsbad residents spoke against the gun range because of safety issues. Bressi Ranch resident Elizabeth Cooke said she wasn’t picturing a gun store down the road when she moved in and that she spoke with many mothers in the area who were against the range. The council directed staff to look into possible locations for a gun range.
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use as a recreation facility for zoning purposes which would establish a precedent that affects numerous landuse zones,” Neu told the council. Councilmember Michael Schumacher said that if the gun range was considered recreational, it would be allowed in open space zones, which isn’t the intent. Neu decided that the range is not similar to an ice-skating rink, go-kart track or swim facility, which
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Start your summer with music in park SAN MARCOS — The city of San Marcos invites the community to its annual “Summer Concerts in the Garden” series at the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. The Saturday outdoor evening concerts, held once a month from May through September, will include a wide variety of music for all ages. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. Bring beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase and parking is free. The most affordable way to attend the concerts is to purchase a season ticket at the beginning of the season. Tickets are also available in advance at the San Marcos Community Center, online or at the door throughout the summer. Prices are $6 presale, $8 at the door. Children under 12
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are free. Season passes are now available for $25. For tickets or further information, go to san-marcos.net. This year’s line-up includes: — Gino and the Lone Gunman, vintage Rock & Roll, May 16 — Incendio, Exotic World Fusion, June 27 — Soul Diego, Rhythm & Blues/Motown, July 25 — Kanan Road, California Southern Rock, Aug. 22 — Tony Suraci, Outlaw Country, Sept. 12
Awards announced for helping homeless REGION — The San Diego Housing Federation has announced the winners of its 2015 Ruby Awards, including honors for Lifetime Achievement and Housing Project of the Year. As the county’s largest affordable housing recognition event, the Ruby Awards are given annually to honor the best people, projects and overall achievements during the past year. In North County, 2015 Ruby Awards recipients included: — Special Recognition Award: 78th District State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins, a former San Diego
City Councilmember and long-time champion for affordable housing and ending homelessness. — John Craven Memorial Award: Karl Schwarm, director of housing & neighborhood services for the city of San Marcos, oversaw the creation of 3,500 quality affordable homes for seniors, families, veterans and residents with special needs. — Outstanding Development Partner: North County Lifeline, for supporting the creation of amenities at North Santa Fe Apartments to benefit young adults transitioning
out of foster care, in partnership with Community HousingWorks. — Outstanding Service to Residents: Jennifer Pankey, supervisor at Solutions
Farms, a program of Vista’s Solutions for Change, where she teaches formerly homeless men and women how to grow and market high quality, organic produce.
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OR Cannot be combined with any other incentive. Financing for well-qualified applicants only. Limited Terms Available. Subject to credit approval, vehicle insurance approval & vehicle availability. No down payment required. See participating dealers for details. Must take delivery from dealer stock by June 1, 2015.
$1999 due at lease signing 36 month lease
1 at this payment #FH492501 (Touring 2.5i Automatic model, code FFJ) $1999 Down payment plus tax, title & license due at lease signing. $0 security deposit. Cannot be combined with any other incentives. Special lease rates extended to well-qualified buyers and are subject to credit approval, vehicle insurance approval and vehicle availability. Lessee pays personal property and ad valorem taxes (where applicable), insurance, maintenance repairs not covered by warranty, excessive wear and tear and a mileage charge of 15¢ per mile for mileage over 10,000 miles per year. Must take delivery from retailer stock by 5/10/15.
Purchase or lease any new (previously untitled) Subaru and receive a complimentary factory scheduled maintenance plan for 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first.) See Subaru Added Security Maintenance Plan for intervals, coverages and limitations. Customer must take delivery before 12-31-2015 and reside within the promotional area. At participating dealers only. See dealer for program details and eligibility.
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4 at this payment FW905735, FW905875, FW905936, FW906823. $2,349 due at lease signing. (Excludes title, tax, options and dealer fees). *Closed-end lease offer available only to customers who register the e-Golf vehicle in CA. Available only to highly qualified lessees on approved credit by Volkswagen Credit through participating dealers. Based on MSRP of $34,270 (including destination charges) for a new, unused 2015 e-Golf Limited Edition with automatic transmission, excluding title, tax, options and dealer fees. Monthly payments total $8,244. Acquisition fee of $625 included in amount due at signing. No security deposit required. Requires dealer contribution of $11,631.40 which could affect final negotiated transaction. Purchase option at lease end for $13,022.60. Dealer sets actual prices. Lessee responsible for insurance. At lease end, lessee responsible for a $0.20/mile over 30,000 miles and excessive wear and tear. Additional charges may apply at lease end, including a disposition fee ($350). Offer ends May 10, 2015.
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