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Escondido City Council shifts right

County to go purple again as cases rise By City News Service

It looks like we are zoned for 1,997 very low, low and moderate units and the RHNA requirement was 1,205.” In total, the city has pending or approved projects for 3,119 units, including 785 very low, 615 low and 597 moderate residences. Those also include accessory dwelling units, vacant parcels and underutilized parcels, according to

REGION — State data has landed San Diego County in the most restrictive tier of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan, meaning nonessential businesses have two days to prepare for the regression. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, said the restrictions associated with the purple tier will go into place just after midnight Friday. “These are the results of our individual actions and behaviors that assign us to a tier,” she said. Many nonessential businesses will be required to move to outdoor-only operations. These include restaurants, family entertainment centers, wineries, places of worship, movie theaters, museums, gyms, zoos, aquariums and cardrooms. Amusement parks, and live audience sporting events are closed. Bars, breweries and distilleries will be able to remain open as long as they are able to operate outside and with food on the same ticket as alcohol. Retail businesses and shopping centers will be able to remain open with 25% of the building’s capacity. No food courts will be permitted. Schools will be able to remain open for in-person learning if they are already in session. If a district has not reopened for in-person learning, it must remain remote only. Offices are re-



By Tigist Layne

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido City Council will soon have a conservative majority as Republicans claimed three council seats this election season, according to the San Diego Registrar of Voters’ unofficial election results. The council had three seats up for election, including two open seats, that will soon be filled by Republican candidates, effectively reversing the liberal majority that the council held for just two years. Republican Mike Morasco, incumbent candidate in District 4, is projected to be joined by the winners in District 2 and District 3, respectively, Republicans Tina Inscoe, a business owner, and Joe Garcia, a church pastor. For eight years, the council had a conservative majority until Democratic Councilwoman Consuelo Martinez and Mayor Paul McNamara were both elected two years ago, joining Democrat Olga Diaz. Despite the council officially being a nonpartisan office, members’ political leanings and philosophies tend to play a part in the council’s agendas and voting patterns. In past years, councilmembers’ political leanings have shaped decisions on issues like immigration enforcement and business regulation. Martinez told The TURN TO ESCONDIDO ON 7

RALLY FOR JUSTICE Susan Diehl, Penn Diehl and Alexander Han hold signs supporting minority voices at a North County Equity and Justice Coalition rally outside Escondido City Hall on Nov. 4. The rally brought together multiple local civil rights groups from across the North County region. See Page 6 for unofficial North County election results. Photo by Caitlin Steinberg

Vista on track to outpace housing goals By Steve Puterski

VISTA — Every city in the state is facing the challenge of providing more housing and faster than ever. In Vista, the City Council received an update during its Nov. 10 meeting regarding its Housing Element and the city’s drive toward meeting the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) set by the San Diego Association of Governments earlier this year.

According to Patsy Chow, deputy director of community development, the city is re- quired to build 2,561 total units for the sixth cycle, which runs from 2021-29. She said the city is ahead of its required goals for very low, low and moderate incoming housing and the total of those

surpluses can be used to make up the deficiencies for in the above moderate category. “When it comes to affordable and moderate housing in Vista, we are doing our part,” Councilman Joe Green said. “We have 836 very low and low units ready to go.


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Car concerts: Del Mar Fairgrounds helps drive new trend DEL MAR — Internationally praised band, Fitz and the Tantrums, rocked local concert goers at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, Oct, 30 in what has become a new method of enjoying large live-entertainment events since the onset of COVID, a concert in your car. Roughly 400 cars filled with families and friends attended the concert, parking in socially distanced spaces surrounding a 360 degree stage lit with jumbo screens and bright lights, marking a new era of entertainment. The concert was hosted by Concerts in Your Car, a California based event company hosting a variety of events at the Del Mar Racetrack through the remainder of the year, including concerts, movie nights, a holiday light show, and performance of the Nutcracker. Fitz and the Tantrums, a Southern California band known for catchy Indie Pop ballads, played an energetic set spanning nearly a decade of music making to a crowd of masking wearing concert goers. Playing some of their most popular hits, “Hand Clap” and “123456” as well as songs from their latest album, “All the Feels,” the band of 6 lit up the stage as

couples and families danced near their cars with food and drink in hand. Audience member, Kristy Valdiva attended with a group of women parked in the front row, relaxed in their lawn chairs, masks on, and ready to enjoy the experience. “If you go to a music venue, maybe there’s handful of kids there, but look at this,” Vladiva said. “Families are desperate to get out and experience some connectivity outside of the home, away from remote learning and remote work.” According to the group, the event felt less like a traditional concert and more like a socially distanced tailgating experience. “This is a great way to enjoy live music, have a little bit of your own space, and feel safe in the outdoors,” the group agreed. Founder and producer of Concerts in Your Car, Vincenzo Giammanco is proud of the series’ ability to not only bring employment to struggling event spaces and musicians, but offer audiences a fresh outlet to experience live-entertainment. According to Giammanco, the series employs over 100 local food and beverage vendors as well as security patrolling the grounds during the show, ensuring

audiences are in compliance with state health regulations. “It definitely creates a small economic boom in the area,” Giammanco said, “and for a lot of the bands that hit the stage, it’s their first show since COVID.” On Oct. 24, the series hosted The Beach Boys at the fairgrounds to a sold out crowd of 600 vehicles, Giammanco said. “They had hundreds of shows on the books before COVID but they only ended up playing three and they were with us, Concerts in Your Car,” Giammanco said. “It’s really awesome to give artists a platform to perform and give people the opportunity at local venues to enjoy them.” On Friday, as the show wound down and Fitz and the Tantrums said their first goodbye, the traditional shouts calling encore were replaced with a chorus of car horns and cheers, a sign FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS performed a car concert on Oct. 30 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. of the times. Photo by Caitlin Steinberg Concerts in Your Car will continue to host events at the fairgrounds through the year, Giammanco says, including concerts, movie nights, a drive-through holiday light show and a production of the Nutcracker. For information on tickets visit

White supremacist, ex-Fallbrook resident Metzger dies By City News Service

REGION — Notorious KKK leader and former longtime Fallbrook resident Tom Metzger died last week, according to a post on his White Aryan Resistance website. Metzger, who was 82, died Nov. 4 in the Riverside County city of Hemet, according to the post, which said he is survived by his partner, Mary Arnold, as well as six children, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. His cause of death was not released. Metzger lived in Fallbrook for more than 40 years, during which he worked as a TV repairman and in 1980, he ran as a Democrat for the 43rd Congressional District. He was soundly defeated by Republican incumbent Clair Burgener. Metzger ran again in 1982 but lost in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary. He also announced his in-

tention to run for Congress in 2010 in his home state of Indiana, but did not make it onto the ballot. A member of the Ku Klux Klan since the 1970s, he later left the KKK and founded the White Aryan Resistance group, described on its website as “an educational repository on the benefits of racial separation, highlighting the dangers of multiculturalism and promoting racial identity and a territorial imperative.” In 1990, the family of Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian man who moved to the United States to attend college and was fatally beaten by three white supremacists in 1988, was awarded $12.5 million by an Oregon jury in a lawsuit filed against Metzger and his son, John. Seraw’s family sued the Metzgers for inciting its members to commit violence against minorities. The judgment forced Metzger into bankruptcy,

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though he continued his white supremacist activities. He was jailed in 1991 in Los Angeles County for attending a cross burning, and jailed the following year in Toronto for violating Canada’s immigration laws by entering the country “to promote race hatred.” In 2006, he left Fallbrook for Indiana, but returned to California at some point.

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Opinion & Editorial

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State GOP makes a bit of congressional headway


Eating habits & epidemics By Milton Saier & Dr. Lakshmi Reddy

Viruses, the living dead, are the greatest villains in a “no man’s land.” For millions of years, we have been at war with these zombie particles. It’s not just our naïve immune systems that learn lessons from them, they learn from us too. Viruses, particularly RNA viruses, such as SARS, MERS, and SARS-CoV-2, have extraordinary abilities to mutate and change their genes, thereby jumping the species barrier to expand their range of victims. Our eating habits have caused preventable epidemics. Environmental sustainability can be achieved in part through eating plants instead of animals, and we eat far more animal products than is good for us. Plants have all the good things nature has to offer, and there may be good reasons why they seem to lack pain receptors. Major religious, philosophical, cultural and scientific groups around the world profess that we should respect animal life, but animals are still slaughtered for food eaten by billions of people. Fortunately, we can dramatically reduce the incidence of transmissible diseases while improving our lives, minimizing our morbidities, and extending our lifespans. SARS: Over 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic. SARS, which caused the 2002 epidemic, was caused by a corona virus, SARS-CoV. It arose in Guangdong Province, China, and then spread around the world, with a case fatality ratio of 6%-15%. Most patients in the initial stages of infection were known to have lived near produce markets, and as many as 40% of early SARS-CoV patients

were food handlers. The virus was traced to wild animals, a palm civet, a raccoon dog and a ferret-badger. There is little doubt that the virus jumped from bats to these animals, and then to humans. Why are bats often the initial reservoir of viruses? These little furry flying mammals have been demonized for ages in folklore, witchcraft and horror stories. Bats also instill in us a different kind of horror by harboring deadly viruses. Surprisingly, they are unaffected by pathogens that normally sicken and kill other mammals. Peng Zhou of the Wuhan Institute of Virology reported that bats “learned” to live with viruses to avoid mistakenly attacking their own tissue by muting their immune systems. MERS: In 2012, a novel corona virus appeared in Saudi Arabia with a higher fatality rate (~35%) than SARS and was designated MERS-CoV. Bats were again found to have provided initial reservoirs, but humans were most likely infected through an intermediate host, possibly the camel. Pathogenicity and progression to respiratory failure were reported to be faster in MERS than SARS although the novel virus seemed to have a lower human to human transmission rate. COVID-19: In January 2020, the first patients with a novel CoV-2 infection were diagnosed. Many who developed COVID-19 had purchased animals from the Wuhan wet market which was probably the initial source of the virus and clearly facilitated its spread. The genome of SARSCoV-2 was found to be similar not only to SARS and bat coronaviruses, but also to coronaviruses present in wild Pangolins smuggled

into China from Malaysia in 2017, possibly the intermediate host. The current COVID-19 pandemic boasts over 6.5 million cases with 30% of all cases occurring in the U.S., although we have only 5% of the world’s population. 100,000 new cases and 5,000 deaths are reported daily. Since there is no currently effective treatment or vaccine for any coronavirus disease, even after 18 years of research on SARS, we can anticipate that cures and vaccines for these and future viral diseases will not be easily developed. Conclusions: Numerous viruses are made “homeless,” due to the decline in all wild animal populations, resulting from hunting, deforestation, environmental degradation and anthropization. Human overpopulation and carnivorous eating habits have enormously increased viral adaptation to humans. Slaughtering wild animals and consuming endangered species should be banned altogether. Undoubtedly, COVID19 will not be the last pandemic. We can only hope that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic will increase our awareness of emerging viruses so we can take necessary precautions by curbing our craving for meat and discover the rich nutrients in the varieties of seeds, leaves, vegetables and fruits of the plant world. No known epidemic has resulted from the propagation of a plant virus. We don’t all have to become vegans, but we can easily become predominant vegetarians. And if we do, we shall live healthier, and longer quality lives. Milton Saier is a professor of molecular biology at UCSD. Dr. Lakshmi Reddy is a teacher in Los Angeles.

he longer the vote-counting goes on, the more it seems the big bounceback California Republicans expected this fall from the party’s significant congressional defeats of 2018 may be a halfway thing. Which would still be an achievement in the face of President-elect Joe Biden’s 4.4 million-vote victory in this state. In 2018, California’s voting for Congress was essentially a referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump, whose wishes virtually all 14 Republican representatives from this state slavishly followed during the first two years of his term. Eventually, Republicans lost half their California seats, some by razor-thin margins not finally determined until almost a month after the vote. The state party made a major effort this year to recoup those losses. The GOP crowed when it won back the 25th District seat stretching from Palmdale in the High Desert of Los Angeles County through Santa Clarita and into part of Ventura County. That came in a special election last spring after Democrat Katie Hill resigned in a sexting scandal. Republicans also recruited a roster of solid candidates for other races in the comeback effort. As the year began, Mike Levin was the only one of the 2018 Democratic seat-flippers whose reelection seemed certain. His 49th District covers northern San Diego County and southern Orange County. Levin in fact won solidly Nov. 3. So did Democrat Katie Porter in southern Orange County. But four other districts remain up for grabs,

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with the outcomes likely not to be known until late this month. One seat-flipper facing uncertainty is T.J. Cox, rematched with longtime former Republican Rep. David Valadao, whom he narrowly bested last time in their 21st District stretching from southern Fresno County to the northern edge of Bakersfield. This race will likely remain a nail-biter for weeks, as in 2018. Harley Rouda, who narrowly ousted longtime GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher from his coastal Orange County seat, drew county Supervisor Michelle Steel this year. The Asian-American wife of former state GOP chairman Shawn Steel out-fundraised Rouda early on and led by 4,700 votes several days after the vote, with the outcome still uncertain. The same for the reelection bid of Democrat Gil Cisneros, a onetime Mega Millions lottery winner rematched in the mostly Orange County 39th district with former Republican state Assemblywoman Young Kim. Like Steel, she has a strong following in the county’s large Asian immigrant populace. Cisneros won their 2018 race by about 2.5 percent, but was outdrawn in the primary last March. He counted on a large anti-Trump turnout this fall, but trailed Kim by 2,400 votes a few days after Election Night. Nail biting will continue here for weeks. One plus for Democrats was the relative ease of re-

election for Josh Harder in the Modesto-centered 10th District, where Republican veterinarian Ted Howze hoped to draw the area’s strong farm vote. Harder and two Democrats drew almost the exact same number of primary votes as three Republicans in the March primary. Harder, who ousted longtime Republican Rep. Jeff Denham two years ago, hoped a large turnout in the presidential election would help him and it did. There is no suspense here: Harder had a 30,000-vote lead on Election Night. Then there’s the see-sawing 25th District. Democratic state Assemblywoman Christy Smith led there after Election Night by less than 700 votes over Mike Garcia, the springtime special election winner. Three days later, Garcia led by 420. This one also will take weeks to decide. It’s far from certain, but because most remaining votes are late absentee or provisional ballots that in recent years have mostly gone Democratic, the likelihood of Republicans ending up with more than three of the seats they lost two years ago now appears small. Extremely tight Election Night tallies like these favored Democrats in the past, but early indications are that this year might be different. What’s clear is that at least three of the 2018 seat-flippers will be back in Congress when a new session begins. But some may not. Which means California Republicans’ hopes of a miracle comeback now look somewhat exaggerated, while Democrats also have little to crow about. Email Thomas Elias at

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Escondido Police continue work on reform By Tigist Layne

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Police Department and the City of Escondido says the department has been working on improving its policies and procedures for the past few months after incidents of police brutality across the nation sparked widespread outrage in May. Police departments nationwide have been in the spotlight since the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, sparking numerous protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Residents have since been demanding police reform from city and county governments, including in Escondido. Many residents even called on the city to divest funds from police and reallocate them to non-police forms of public safety, such as social services and other community resources. In June, Escondido Police Chief Ed Varso, who took over as chief in January, said that new policies and training programs were in the works. Now, Varso says reform is well underway. “We’re working through the final stages now of expanding de-escalation within our existing policies, and that expansion also includes some community input as well,” Varso said. “My goal is to have the finalized policy on that before the end of the year.” Varso added that all of the department’s police officers also recently completed additional de-escalation training as part of a countywide initiative by the district attorney’s office. The department is also undergoing implicit bias training starting this week. Varso told The Coast News that the training will be led by Cal State Long Beach’s criminal justice department. He expects all officers to complete the training by January 2021. Varso also said that the department recently updated their Duty to Intervene Policy, which requires that, if a police officer saw some sort of act of excessive force, they have an obligation by policy to intervene and do something about it. “Escondido is a diverse community, and even though I don’t see a problem in how we police – I don’t believe that we have officers that are targeting any members of our community based solely on anything other than criminal behavior – I think it’s important for us to understand community perspective, and it makes us better at what we do, it makes us better at communicating with the public and taking the time to listen to community concerns,” Varso said.


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San Marcos says Creek Project on schedule for 2022 completion By Tigist Layne

SAN MARCOS — The City of San Marcos, which started construction on its 214-acre Creek Project in March, says it’s on track to meet its projected completion date of March 2022, but neighbors and locals say the year-long closure of Bent Avenue is inconvenient. The project looks to add 1.5 miles of restored and preserved creek habitat, a new community park, and an additional four lanes to Discovery Street, as well as sidewalks, bike facilities and a bike lane. It also includes creating raised roadway and bridges over the creek (at Bent Avenue and Via Vera Cruz) to reduce flooding and enhance safety. The project, headed by SEMA Construction and 4Leaf Construction Management, costs a total of $108 million, including

A RENDERING of the Bent Avenue bridge, part of the San Marcos Creek Project, which aims to relieve flooding issues and improve traffic circulation while revitalizing and preserving the San Marcos Creek. Photo courtesy City of San Marcos

a construction contract of $61.58 million. Isaac Etchamendy, the city’s project manager for the Creek Project, told The Coast News that the funding comes from a variety of different sources. “The bridges are funded through the Highway Bridge Program, which is a federal funding source,” Etchamendy said. “The majority of the other funding

sources are local and regional improvement funds such as TransNet, for example. We also have another grant for the construction of the parks that we’re building.” The city began construction of the two-lane bridge on Bent Avenue on June 30 and closed it to through traffic between Discovery Street and Creekside Drive. Construction of the bridge is expected to last a

year, according to the city. Though many San Marcos residents have expressed excitement about the project, many have also taken to social media and Facebook groups to express their frustration at the long process, pointing out that a year-long closure of Bent Avenue is inconvenient and excessive. San Marcos resident Vera Knox gave The Coast

News this statement on the project: “It seems like it took a while to get started, but now they are busily at work. I am looking forward to how the project will turn out, it sounds beautiful. … I imagine that it will increase the value of our neighborhood, too. The only frustration I have is traffic, not being able to use Bent. I don’t have a problem with Via Vera Cruz.” Etchamendy told The Coast News that the discovery of endangered birds on the construction site and some slowdown due to utilities caused some delay in the construction of the Bent bridge during the summer, but construction has since resumed. “We discovered that there was an endangered bird species that was nesting in the area of the work TURN TO CREEK PROJECT ON 20

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Election R esults US HOUSE 49th Congressional District Mike Levin         53% Brian Maryott        47% 50th Congressional District Darrell Issa         54% Ammar Campa-Najjar      46% 52nd Congressional District Scott Peters         62% Jim DeBello         38%

STATE 39th Senate District Toni Atkins         66% Linda Blankenship       34% 75th Assembly District Marie Waldron        54% Karen “Kate” Schwartz    46% 76th Assembly District Tasha Boerner Horvath    56% Melanie Burkholder     44% 77th Assembly District Brian Maienschein       56% June Yang Cutter       44% Superior Court Judge Office 30 Tim Nader          53% Paul Starita         47%

COUNTY Board of Supervisors Dist. 3 Terra Lawson-Remer      58% Kristin Diane Gaspar      42%

CITIES Carlsbad City Council District 2 Keith Blackburn       54% Lela Panagides        41% Brian Higgins         5% District 4 Teresa Acosta        57% Phil Urbina         43% Del Mar City Council (Top 3) Tracy Martinez        21% Daniel J. Quirk        20% Dave Druker         19% Bob Gans          15% Phil Blair           14% Glenn Warren        12% Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear     55% Julie Thunder        45% Encinitas City Council District 1 Tony Kranz         56% Alex Riley          44% District 2 Kellie Hinze         62% Susan K. Turney       38% Escondido City Council District 2 (short term) Tina Inscoe         38% Vanessa Valenzuela     34% Rick Paul          28% District 3 Joe Garcia         39% Donald “Don” Greene     27% Dara Czerwonka       25% Susan Reveles        9% District 4 Mike Morasco        48% Andres Yanez        29% April Austin Pugh   23% Oceanside Mayor Esther C. Sanchez       29% Christopher Rodriguez    19% Jack Feller          14% Rob Howard         11% Rocky John Chavez      9% Ruben Major          8%

Fernando Garcia       4% Louis Uridel          2% Fabio Marchi         1% Perry Alvarez         1% David Joseph Turgeon     1% Alvin L. McGee        1%

San Marcos Unified School Dist. Trustee Area A Carlos Ulloa       34% Joseph Lai         28% Jay Ross          26% LeeAnne M. Leon      11%

Oceanside City Council District 3 Ryan Keim         38% Shari Mackin         35% Amber Newman        10% Kellie Davis          6% Bill Batchelor         6% David Ian Zernik        5%

Trustee Area B Sarah Ahmad       42% Brian Epperson       40% Pamela Jean Lindamood 17% Trustee Area D Jaime Kathleen Chamberlin 52% Victor Graham       48%

Measure M — Oceanside (Cannabis business tax) Yes            62% No             38%

District 4 Peter Weiss         45% Jane Marshall        27% Michelle Gomez       24% Morgan McCray        4%

Vista Unified School District Trustee Area No. 1 Rosemary Smithfield 63% Matthew G. Simpson 37%

Measure S — Solana Beach (Cannabis businesses) No             62% Yes             38%

Oceanside City Clerk Zeb Navarro         64% Laura Richardson Bassett 36%

Trustee Area No. 4 Cipriano Vargas William Harold Faust

69% 31%

Trustee Area No. 5 Julie Kelly John Murphy Mads Noesgaard

Measure W — Oceanside Unified (Bond measure — 55% required) Yes            61% No   39%

45% 33% 22%


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San Marcos City Council District 3 Sharon Jenkins       64% Alan Geraci         36% District 4 Ed Musgrove        57% Neil Kramer         43% Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner        100% Solana Beach City Council District 1 David A. Zito       100% District 3 Jewel Edson


Vista City Council District 2 Joe Green          55% Liz Perez          45% District 3 Katie Melendez       56% Amanda Rigby        44%

SCHOOLS County Board of Education 4th District Paulette Donnellon     100%

Escondido Union HS District Trustee Area No. 3 Christi Knight        64% Michelle Golding       36% Trustee Area No. 4 Dane M. White        71% Eric Rodarte         20% Ogechi S. Okereke      10% San Dieguito Union HS District Trustee Area No. 2 Katrina Young        55% Leslie Schneider       45% Trustee Area No. 4 Michael Allman        42% Jane Lea Smith      41% Amy Caterina        17% Cardiff School District (Top 2) Nancy Orr         37% Rhea Stewart        37% Steven G. Grimaldi      23% Billy Mitchell Swinnea     3% Del Mar Union SD (Top 2) Erica Halpern        37% Gee Wah Mok        33% Marianne Grosner      16% Kymberly Van Der Linden   14% Encinitas Union SD (Top 2) Marlon A. Taylor      Jodie Michele Williams    Matthew Edward Wheeler Christian Sean Adams     Adina Smarandache     Leonard DiMedio

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MiraCosta CC District Trustee Area No. 3 Jacqueline Simon    Chris Chen

71% 29%

Trustee Area No. 5 George H. McNeil     Andrew James Reinicke

61% 39%

Escondido Union School District Trustee Area No. 3 Mark D. Olson         55% Joe Muga          45%

53%   47%

Rancho Santa Fe SD (Top 3) Rosemary Rohatgi      26% John Tree          18% Annette T. Ross       16% Ellen Williams        14% Paul K. Seitz       11% Jason Karches        10% Christoper Scott Blatt     5%

Palomar CC District Trustee Area No. 2 Christian Garcia     Nina Deerfield     Trustee Area No. 3 Roberto Rodriguez    David W. Vincent

51%   49%

Trustee Area No. 4 Brian E. Olson     John Santhoff      Lee Dulgeroff   Evan Krausz

38% 33% 25% 5%

Carlsbad Unified School District Trustee Area No. 2 Elisa Williamson     60% Frank W. Deming     40% Trustee Area No. 3 Ray Pearson      Rhonda Guaderrama

55% 45%

Oceanside Unified School Dist. Trustee Area No. 5 Mike Blessing      54% Todd Maddison       30% Susana Arvizu       16%

Solana Beach SD (Top 2) Dana King          34% Julie Union         30% Larry D. Rosen        28% Haidee Thesing        8%

MEASURES Measure G — Carlsbad (City Council compensation) Yes             78% No           22% Measure H — Encinitas (Cannabis retail sales) Yes             51% No             49%

Measure K — Oceanside (Establishing term limits) Yes             82% No             18% Measure L — Oceanside (North River Farms Referendum) No            67% Yes            33%

Proposition 14 (Bonds to continue stem cell research Yes             51% No             49% Proposition 15 (Property tax to fund schools, gov’t services) No             52% Yes            48% Proposition 16 (Affirmative action in government decisions) No             57% Yes             43% Proposition 17 (Restores right to vote after prison term) Yes             59% No             41% Proposition 18 (17-year-old primary voting rights) No             56% Yes             44% Proposition 19 (Changes certain property tax rules) Yes            51% No             49% Proposition 20 (Parole restrictions for certain offenses) No             62% Yes             38% Proposition 21 (Expands governments’ authority to rent control) No             60% Yes             40% Proposition 22 (App-based drivers and employee benefits) Yes           59% No           41% Proposition 23 (State requirements for kidney dialysis clinics) No             64% Yes            36% Proposition 24 (Amends consumer privacy laws) Yes             56% No             44% Proposition 25 (Eliminates money bail system) No             56% Yes            44% NOTE: These results are as of Nov. 11 and are unofficial. For updated county results: For updated state results: For more election coverage:

Area turnout tied to office, geography By Dan Brendel

REGION — Characteristically higher voter turnout in the Nov. 3 presidential election appears to have drastically boosted turnout for down-ballot local races. Still, for the most part, fewer North County citizens cast votes in lower races than in higher ones. As of Tuesday, 82% of registered voters countywide had cast a ballot, with about 33,000 outstanding ballots remaining. That proportion is in the same ballpark as recent presidential election years, according to historical data from the county registrar — on par with 2008 and 2016, though 5 to 6 percentage points higher than 2004 and 2012. The Coast News estimated turnout for each election for each precinct, combining data from the registrar and SANDAG, a regional agency. In data published online, the registrar reports only overall turnout by precinct. But those figures don’t account for the fact that everyone who turns in a ballot doesn’t necessarily vote for everything on that ballot. We know our computations aren’t perfect, especially for very sparsely populated precincts, which we excluded from the data maps accompanying this article. Nevertheless, we think they’re good enough to establish general trends. The Coast News found North County voter turnouts, in aggregate, were comparably high for races for federal and state elections, as well as (somewhat anomalously) local measures — generally with percentages in the mid-80s on average and ranges from the low-70s to high-90s. Average turnout fell off for certain lower races — often not by more than a handful of percentage points, but as low the low-60s for elementary school boards. But that’s still as high as the total countywide turnout for the 2018 gubernatorial general election, and much higher than for certain special local elections, which didn’t share the ballot with higher offices. For example, only 26% of voters participated in a 2018 vacancy election for the Rancho Santa Fe School District. Participation differed considerably by geography in North County. For the most part, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and parts of Oceanside saw lower turnouts than Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. The race for County Board, District 3 provides a case in point. Among North County cities, District 3 inTURN TO TURNOUT ON 9

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COVID-19 cases prompt temporary closure of EUSD school By Tigist Layne

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) decided to temporarily suspend in-person learning at Mission Middle School for two weeks after three individuals recently tested positive for COVID-19. According to the district, the cases are separate and unrelated, and transmission is reported to have occurred off campus, but due to the high case rate in the surrounding neighborhoods, EUSD temporarily shut down on-campus activities through Nov. 16. The closure impacts 526 students enrolled in Mission Middle School’s on-campus hybrid model. “We understand that any temporary interruption of on-campus activities causes a huge disruption to our families and staff,”



stricted to remote work only. Remaining open are essential services, personal care services, barbershops, hair salons, outdoor playgrounds and recreational facilities. San Diego County is far from the only jurisdiction sliding backward. San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said Tuesday that 11 counties in California were preparing to move to more restrictive tiers. He said it was likely cases would continue to increase for weeks, even after the purple tier restrictions. “Slowing the spread of COVID is like turning an aircraft carrier, it’s not a jet ski,” he said. Fletcher also announced the county would give 40,000 masks to law enforcement officers and encouraged law enforcement agencies throughout the county to step up enforcement. The county’s demotion from the less-restrictive


Coast News that this new shift will likely affect how the council responds to things like police reform and big development. “As far as the positions they take concerning police reform, I think there will be a difference there because in public forums they’ve both stated that they don’t support an oversight committee … as well as with development, being that they accepted maximum contributions from developers for projects that aren’t on the agenda yet,” Martinez said. “Time will tell how they’ll vote on those things, but those are things that stand out for me.” Martinez is referring to the upcoming vote on the controversial Harvest Hills high-end sprawl development, which the council still hasn’t set a date for.

IN-PERSON LEARNING at Mission Middle School, part of the Escondido Union School District, has been temporarily suspended after three individuals tested positive for COVID-19. In-person learning will resume on Nov. 17. Photo courtesy EUSD

said Dr. Luis Rankins-Ibar- tinue to be at the forefront school through 8th grade ra, EUSD Superintendent. of all decisions.” at 23 campuses in Escondi“The safety and security of EUSD, which educates do, has recorded 12 positive our students and staff con- 15,000 students in pre- COVID-19 cases involving red tier is the result of two weeks of case rates that exceeded the threshold of 7 per 100,000 residents. In recent weeks, the region had an unadjusted rate well above the purple tier guidelines, but a significant effort to increase the volume of tests had allowed for an adjustment to bring it back to the red, or substantial, tier. State officials reported Tuesday that San Diego County had an unadjusted new daily coronavirus case rate of 10.0 per 100,000. The adjusted case rate dropped to 8.9 per 100,000. Last week’s unadjusted case rate was 8.7 per 100,000. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state Health and Human Services secretary, gave credit to San Diego County for its efforts. “With every county ... we’re always in close dialogue. I myself talk to many counties every day, whether it’s their public health leaders, their elected leaders — answer questions, hearing perspectives, hearing viewpoints and trying to relate and express our level of concern,” Ghaly said Tuesday.

“But it also always comes with a hand of support, a hand of interest in trying to figure out what is the next thing we can do, what is the current state of affairs, and that goes for San Diego as well,” he said. “I commend the leadership there, up and down from their board to the number of people in their public health department and throughout the county who are really going to tremendous effort to not just keep things open but first and foremost to pay attention to transmission, to recognize that this is a serious and, you know, deadly situation for many and we want to do what we can to reduce transmission.” According to the reopening plan, a county has to report data exceeding a more restrictive tier’s guidelines for two consecutive weeks before being moved to that tier. A county then has to be in that tier for a minimum of three weeks before it may move to a less restrictive tier. Even as the number of cases continues to climb, the testing positivity rate

As for police reform, Escondido’s city manager told The Coast News just last week that no decisions would be made about a police oversight committee until the new council is seated in December. Personal politics will also likely come into play with upcoming decisions regarding climate action, COVID-19 recovery efforts, the city’s massive budget deficit and issues regarding Escondido’s large Latino community. Furthermore, members will be responsible for hiring a new city manager after City Manager Jeffrey Epp officially retired in July. “My advice for the new councilmembers would be to be open and to listen to all sides, I think that’s very important when making decisions, and people will respect you for that,” Martinez said. “The important thing is to keep the long-

term vision in mind and continue doing the work regardless of the election outcome.” Morasco, who has been a councilmember for 10 years, has seen the shift firsthand from an eightyear conservative majority to a two-year liberal majority. He told The Coast News that he’s interested to see what sort of discussions and changes these new perspectives will lead to. “The first eight years were a pretty harmonious situation in regards to the council majority and the processes that we went through,” Morasco said. “Over the past two years, there’ve been some changes and some new things implemented that we’ll probably take a closer look at again and review and see what the new council majority desires to do.” The installation ceremony for the new council is Dec. 9.

for the region continues a decline. From last week’s data, it dropped to 2.6%, a 0.8% decline. It still remains high enough for this metric to remain in the orange tier. The state’s health equity metric, which looks at the testing positivity for areas with the least healthy conditions, increased from 5.3% to 6.5% and remained in the red tier. This metric does not move counties backward to more restrictive tiers, but is required to advance. The state data reflect

students or employees that have impacted nine campuses. Those cases have resulted in the quarantine of 92 students and 21 staff members total, which is less than 1% of EUSD’s hybrid enrollment, according to the district. Michelle Breier, Digital Communications Specialist at EUSD, told The Coast News that this is the first time EUSD has decided to shut down a campus as a result of a positive COVID case. The temporary suspension of on-campus activities at Mission Middle School includes in-person instruction as well as extended care. However, distribution of free, to-go meals will continue, according to EUSD. Mission Middle School students are expected to follow the on-campus hybrid

schedule through virtual learning at home during the temporary in-person suspension. “The San Diego County Department of Public Health is aware of the multiple cases. EUSD’s decision to suspend on-campus learning at Mission Middle School was not directed by a public health department,” the district said. “County health officials have continued to express confidence in EUSD’s health and safety protocols. This decision was made to ensure the stability of the educational program offered to our students, as well as to continue our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our students and employees.” Mission Middle School’s in-person learning and on-campus activities are set to resume on Nov. 17.

the previous week’s case numbers to determine where counties stand. San Diego County health officials reported 483 new COVID-19 infections and seven deaths Tuesday, raising the region’s total to 61,053 cases and 915 deaths. Of the tests reported Tuesday, 5% returned positive, raising the 14- day rolling average of positive tests to 3.5%. Of the total number of cases in the county, 4,084 — or 6.7% — have required hospitalization and 944 pa-

tients — or 1.5% of all cases — had to be admitted to an intensive care unit. Five new community outbreaks were reported Tuesday, one each in a restaurant/bar, grocery setting, retail setting, TK12 school and a business setting. Over the previous seven days, 39 community outbreaks were confirmed. A community outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households over the past 14 days.

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Unique desert flora on display at Scottsdale area resorts hit the road e’louise ondash


’m standing near the main entry at CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa ( in Carefree, Arizona, north of Scottsdale, and trying to comprehend the 300-plusyear-old saguaro growing in the hotel’s garden. One of the arms has attained such enormous size that it has collapsed. Still attached, this huge appendage now snakes along the ground, sporting its own collection of sprouting arms. Resorts like this in and around Scottsdale can be one of the best places to see the unique flora of the Sonoran Desert. CIVANA’s grandfather saguaro is just one of the many captivating plants that call this resort home. Guests here are surrounded by diverse desert flora, both within and outside its confines. A well-planned, peacefully landscaped greenbelt slices through the property and attracts species such as owls and rare hummingbirds. Guests can walk through the garden or experience the grand view from a bridge that transverses it. Hang around CIVANA just before sunset and you’ll

also have a ring-side seat for the Starling Show. Every evening, thousands of the small, loudly chattering birds fill the sky, swooping and circling, creating constantly morphing patterns that are positively mesmerizing. The birds eventually converge on some distant trees for the night, then return in the morning. The newly renovated CIVANA, designed with comfort and simplicity in mind, opened in October. The staff employs an extensive pandemic protocol that includes masks for all, social distancing, HEPA air purifiers, reservations to use the gym and spa, and outdoor dining. South of Carefree, guests at The Phoenician Resort Scottsdale (https:// travel /phxlc-the-phoenician-a-luxury-collection-resort-scottsdale/) will find the densely planted Cactus Garden, two linear acres featuring 250 types of cactuses and succulents. The artful landscaping provides a cool zone and “was created to divert run-off from Camelback Mountain,” explains Denise Seomin, director of public relations and marketing. “The Cactus Garden was not only a preventative measure, but a means… to showcase the indigenous offerings of the Sonoran Desert.” Guests are surprised at the diversity of the cactus, Seomin adds “and enjoy the

A 300-YEAR-OLD saguaro stands near the entry of CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa in Carefree, Arizona, north of Scottsdale. The fully renovated, 22-acre, 174-room resort opened in October and features a large, tranquil central garden. Photo by E’Louise Ondash

native ‘residents,’ – hummingbirds, quail, rabbits, roadrunners, and chuckwallas, a type of lizard that can often be seen sunning itself on the garden rocks.”

Strategically placed lighting means guests can see the garden at any time. The bonus in this garden and at various locations around the property

are the 11 bronze, marble and limestone sculptures by Native American artist Allan Houser (1914-1994). The works reflect the artist’s Chiricahua Apache

culture and the stories of his father. Brochures on the sculptures, plants and garden layout are available. For high-octane, concentrated doses of desert flora, there is the Desert Botanical Garden (www., just southwest of Scottsdale’s Old Town. On a recent, warm October morning, the garden’s parking lot was jammed with cactus/succulent enthusiasts eager to spend their money at the semi-annual plant sale. As a not-particularly-knowledgeable-but-enthusiastic fan of succulents (to clarify: all cactuses are succulents, but not all succulents are cactuses), I was mesmerized by the ocean of potted plants and trees that spread over the pavement seemingly ad infinitum. Shoppers with sanitized carts happily hauled their finds to their vehicles. Since we lacked a pickup truck and live six hours away, we had to limit our purchase to a small but interesting Astrophytum capricorne, or goat’s horn cactus. Turns out we got a lot of bang for our buck. A week after our return home, our little Astrophytum presented us with a large, lemon-colored, daisy-like blossom. (See photo at elouise.ondash.) For information about Scottsdale, visit

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Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ HEAR ‘THE ROAR’

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The Del Mar Village Association is asking the community to help light up Del Mar Village this holiday season to support local small businesses and continue community holiday traditions. The DMVA has decorated downtown Del Mar for more than 20 years; however, with COVID-19 budget cuts, the Del Mar Village holiday tree, holiday light pole garlands, lights and banners are in jeopardy of remaining in storage indefinitely. To contribute, visit SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Dashiell Gregory of Encinitas earned the Jochum-Moll scholarship at Baldwin Wallace University this fall. Gregory, a graduate of San Dieguito High School Academy, is majoring in music theater. CARLSBAD IS CALLING

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T he C oast News - I nland E dition tices that are providing sustainable, efficient, and value-added services to the community. Oceanside’s comprehensive water reuse program includes expanding water recycling and advanced water purification. COASTAL COMMUNITY FUND

The Solana Beach Fund at Coastal Community Foundation has made grants of $130,000 since its inception. Donations from local residents, businesses and friends are combined to support nonprofit organizations serving Solana Beach. A committee of engaged citizens select grantees in a competitive process. This year the committee turned their focus to COVID-19 pandemic needs. Grant awards totaling $30,000 were made for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, California Western Community Law Project, Casa de Amistad, La Colonia de Eden Gardens, North County Immigration and Citizenship Center and Produce Good. For more information or to make a donation visit or contact Laura Fleming at Laura@coastalfoundaiton. org or call (760) 942-9245. SHOP ONLINE FOR ART

The San Dieguito Art Guild announced its new online shopping venue at The guild is adding artwork to the site daily. LUNCH ON THE PATIO

The Oceanside Fountain Patio is open in support of local businesses. Grab lunch to-go at a Downtown Oceanside restaurant and enjoy it at the Fountain Patio, located at the Civic Center Plaza fountain along Coast Highway. The Fountain Patio area is made possible through a partnership between the City of Oceanside and MainStreet Oceanside, and provides monitored and sanitized additional outdoor seating for Downtown restaurant customers. The 10-table seating area is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m-4 p.m., weather permitting. For questions or comments, contact Michelle Geller, Economic Development Manager at or call 760-435-3351.

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ee Elder has Georgia on his mind, especially after the Augusta National Golf Club delivered a peach of proposal. Elder, of Rancho Bernardo, is celebrating the 45th anniversary of him being the first Black to play in the Masters. He didn’t make the cut after shooting 74 and 78 at that historic 1975 event, but his impact rippled beyond the old-school scoreboards ringing the course. “He meant a lot to us because he was the first and he was the one that I looked up to,” Tiger Woods, who has won five green jackets, once relayed to reporters. “Because of what he did I was able to play here and that was my dream.” Elder experienced nightmares off the course when a man of his color tried to dine or find lodging. “Yes, I did have threats,” Elder told CNN. “It was frightening. You try to eliminate the possibility of anything happening.” At Augusta, that meant this first-timer had to rent two houses to keep the hat-

LEE ELDER, 86, of Rancho Bernardo will be an honorary starter at next year’s Masters. Courtesy photo

ers at bay. That seems long ago. Especially with Augusta National honoring Elder’s trailblazing accomplishment by announcing the funding of a women’s golf program at nearby Paine College, a historically Black college. Two Lee Elder Scholarships, one for a man and woman, will also be established. Elder’s bond with Paine is strong. The school president in 1975, Dr. Julius Scott, learned of Elder being denied service at a Washington, D.C., restaurant the week before the Masters. Scott contacted Elder and told him the school’s cooks would prepare his meals during his Masters stay. Elder’s high hopes

would be accompanied by a full stomach when competing in the world’s most famous golfing invitational. Paine is receiving its dividend for doing the right thing 45 years ago. “We hope that this is a time for celebration and a time that will be a legacy, create a legacy, not only for Lee but for all of us that will last forever,” Augusta chairman Fred Ridley said in a video call with the media. Elder, 86, vividly recalls his Masters debut, with the recollections returning from the instant the Augusta National clubhouse was in sight. “Driving down Magnolia Lane, that’s a memory that nobody forgets,” Elder said in a video to reporters. “No matter how many times you come here, that’s always the fond memory. I know it is for me, and I’m pretty sure it is for a lot of players.” But none of them faced the obstacles that Elder did, and he confronted them with class and character. “When you are the first to do anything, especially a man of color ... I had a lot of people behind me and that certainly helped,” he said. Elder is slowed by a recent knee injury, but he guaranteed he’ll be fit in April. Part of the Masters tipping its cap to Elder was naming him, along with

past champions Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, as an honorary starter for next year’s invitational. Twenty-two years after Elder stared down racism in the Deep South, he was on hand for the 21-year-old Woods’ initial Masters victory. “I had a good relationship with Tiger and got here on time on that Sunday to have a little chat with him and say, ‘Do the best that you possibly can and good luck with your game,’” Elder said. It took more than good fortune for Elder to break the Masters’ color barrier. In a game that revolves around red and black numbers, a Black man competing among Augusta’s pine trees and Azaleas reverberates today. Broadcasting icon Vin Scully, who started his career with the Dodgers three years after Jackie Robinson became baseball’s first Black player, called his first Masters in 1975 for CBS. He saw numerous athletes of various races be compatible before society accepted it. “Eventually maybe the world will discover that, and we will all be dead even,” Scully told The Coast News. “That is what I am hoping for. I pray for that.” Contact Jay Paris at Follow him @jparis_sports.

Ex-Padres announcer up for Frick Award CSUSM MOURNS BAL By City News Service

REGION — Former San Diego Padres broadcaster Dave Campbell was named Nov. 2 by the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a finalist for the 2021 Ford C. Frick Award. Campbell, 78, is one of eight finalists announced for CAMPBELL the award, which annually recognizes excellence in baseball broadcasting. According to the Hall of Fame, finalists are chosen for their “commitment to excellence, quality of broadcasting abilities, reverence within the game, popularity with fans, and recognition by peers.”



cludes only Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Escondido. Turnout in the former three coastal cities was generally in the low- to mid-80s, compared to the mid-60s in much of inland Escondido. One notable exception to this geographic pattern is elementary school board races, with turnout percentages in the 60s to 70s in Escondido, versus 50s to 60s in Encinitas. One reason might be

Campbell was also a former infielder with the Padres. He played for San Diego from 1970 to 1973. Other stops in his eight-year big league career included the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros. As a broadcaster, he shared the Padres’ booth with Jerry Coleman for 11 seasons. He also worked as a television and radio broadcaster with ESPN. Final voting for the award will be conducted by an electorate comprised of the 12 living Frick Award recipients and three broadcast historians/columnists, according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The winner will be announced Dec. 9 and will be honored during an awards presentation slated for next summer. that the proportion of family households in Escondido exceeds that in Encinitas by about 10 percentage points, perhaps due to relatively cheaper housing inland. Turnout for mayoral races in the three North County cities that had them differed enormously. It was relatively low in Solana Beach, where municipal races were uncontested; high-80s across Encinitas, where the mayoral race this year was exceptionally bitter; and mixed in Oceanside, with higher turnout in the center and east.


Cal State San Marcos Athletics is mourning the passing of former men’s soccer student-athlete Evan Bal. “Evan was a talented, competitive and hard-working student-athlete,” CSUSM head coach Ron Pulvers said. “Evan’s memory inspires us to live as he did, displaying a tireless work ethic, genuine kindness and love for others, and tremendous passion for life.” Bal was a defender on the CSUSM men’s soccer roster in 2014 and 2016. In 2015, Bal began his battle with Stage 3 osteosarcoma, the most common form of primary bone cancer.

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Seniors report feeling safer at Silvergate San Marcos than at home SAN MARCOS - November 13, 2020 Seniors who are considering moving to a retirement community may be reluctant to uproot their lives during the middle of a pandemic. However, for residents at Silvergate San Marcos, the protection and security measures afforded by the area’s premier senior living community have instilled a sense of security as they navigate a new normal in retirement living. Seniors Speak About Safety at Silvergate There may be no better time than right now to move to Silvergate, according to Armeline Timperlake, who moved into the community just before the onset of the pandemic. “The biggest thing is that we know we’re safe here,” said Timperlake. “Just knowing that no one is coming in from the outside and that everyone here is well, it gives you a good confident feeling. We make arrangements to meet family outside on the patio for a short period of time to visit and as far as I’m concerned it’s worked out well.” Safe from the virus, resident Irene Grahn believes living at Silvergate has minimized the effects of the pandemic on her life. “If I was living at home, I’d have the problem of trying to get groceries and go to doctors and things like that. You can only bother your friends so much,” said Grahn. “I felt isolated and in need of some help with arranging these things. You feel good because they’re taking your temperature every day and everyone

“As soon as the staff comes around, I know to stick out my finger because I know I’m going to get checked,” said Elsie Rondinelli, Silvergate’s newest resident who moved in with her husband, Naz, during the pandemic in October. “It’ll be nice when this Covid virus is over with, but we’re making the best of it.” “I feel very safe here at Silvergate given all of the protocols,” said Naz Rondinelli. “I kept telling my wife that I couldn’t wait to get here.” “The rules about wearing a mask are very important,” said Charlotte Rowe, who is protected by the community’s stringent protocols. “I feel safe and comfortable here. The Silvergate staff is taking really good care of us.” Elsie and Naz Rondinelli, new residents of the Silvergate San Marcos retirement community Resident Videos Online at For seniors who may be concerned about else’s, too. The tables and chairs are all wiped their own safety while sequestered at home down and it’s not hit and miss…everything’s during the pandemic, perhaps Silvergate San sanitized. You don’t have to worry about Marcos offers a better solution. things here because everything is handled for Silvergate has recently posted a series of you.” video testimonials online from many residents Safety Protocols Have Residents Feeling Safe describing how safe they feel in the communiGrahn is not alone in feeling comfortable and ty at Other local seniors safe within the protected environment Silvergate are encouraged to visit the site for stories about has established since the onset of the pandemic. resident life during the pandemic. To learn more about the safely protocols or As residents have experienced the extensive safety precautions and Covid-19 protocols insti- the independent living, assisted living and tuted by the community, many have encouraged memory care accommodations at Silvergate other seniors to examine their practices at home call David Nelson at (760) 744-4484. The comand compare them to the measures taken by the munity offers safe, secure, in-person tours daily. caregivers and staff at Silvergate.

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Is cold weather a problem?


omething weird happened last weekend. I was walking along, and something slapped me in the face. Then it happened again, and again. It didn’t hurt, but it was cold and wet. It had been so long since it happened I wasn’t entirely sure, but an internet search confirmed, it was rain. It is winter in Southern California. Unlike past winters when we would have taken our delicious local beer drinking from the patio indoors, this year we are confronted with the coronavirus pandemic making indoor drinking limited at best, and potentially not available at all if we fall into the dreaded purple tier. How will breweries respond? How did the bad weather this weekend impact them? I asked Todd Warshaw, co-owner of Eppig Brewing, whose award-winning patio in Point Loma and at the brewery in Vista were soaked in rain this weekend. The Coast News: How did the rain impact you this weekend? Todd: Shockingly, it's the first bad weather we've had since COVID restrictions started. The biggest impact it has on both our Vista and Point Loma locations. Our indoor seating is restricted to 25% per the red tier San Diego County is currently in. That means very few indoor seats in Point Loma, and while we have more space in Vista [it is] still not close to what we routinely need at either location. TCN: What kind of ad-

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Ryan Woldt justments do you think you'll have to make over the winter? Todd: Bringing in more heaters, and staying optimistic that we don't regress to the purple tier, which kills all indoor use. If or when that happens, it will just be a matter of how many customers are willing to sit outside in cooler weather to enjoy our beer. It's not going to be a good winter and, coming on the heels of an unprecedented summer and fall … let’s just say I'm hoping the next few months go quickly, and we can get into spring weather ASAP. TCN: How can customers adapt to changing weather while still wanting to support their favorite breweries? Todd: Bring a jacket! Our Point Loma location views are still amazing. It’s just a little chilly in the evenings, and if you still want to enjoy our beer at home, we offer beer to go seven days a week at Point Loma and Thursday through Sunday in Vista, as well as direct shipping to anywhere in California. Those purchases may not seem like they'd help, but every beer we sell — whether it's a pint to a customer on our patio, kegs to local restaurants, or shipped direct — it all makes a difference to keeping Eppig Brewing up and running.

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1 night, 2 legends — Morton’s, DAOU


f you asked Senior Editor Frank and me our favorite steakhouse, Morton’s The Steakhouse would be at the top of our lists. If asked our favorite wine, DAOU Family Estates would be at the top of our wine lists. We were instantly salivating when we saw the “A Taste of Two Legends” Morton’s The Steakhouse DAOU Wine Dinner announced. Frank and I were excited to attend the four-course, five-star dinner at the San Diego Morton’s venue over-

taste of wine frank mangio become a vineyard that he dreamed of as a child growing up in France, inspired by his father, Joseph Daou, who loved to talk to the boys while enjoying a glass of wine. Of course, Daniel knew he could not fulfill this

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seen by General Manager Tim Reed and narrated by DAOU Family Estate’s Daniel Brunner, CSW, Assistant Division Sales Manager, Southern California. DAOU Family Estates is owned by brothers Georges and Daniel Daou. Daniel is also their winemaker. I would add that Daniel is one of the top master winemakers in the world across all varietals they produce and a Cabernet Sauvignon wizard! When I think of DAOU, three items come to mind: (1) Lebanese culture and love of family; (2) Quest to make the world’s best Cabernet; and (3) The experience created for their customers whether at beautiful DAOU Mountain or wherever you are enjoying DAOU wine. Let’s take a dive into each of these. The Daous immigrated to France after their home was devastated by an errant missile. Three of the four children playing outside were taken to the hospital. The most serious injured was Georges, who ended up in a coma. When he awoke at the hospital, he peered into the eyes of brother Daniel creating a bond even beyond brotherly love. Georges and Daniel moved from France to attend school at UC San Diego. They used their engineering skills to create Daou Systems, an IT health care system that they sold. After selling the company, Daniel immediately knew the next item in his career was to buy land to

dream without his brother Georges. Georges and Daniel scoured the world for several years and purchased a magical spot in Paso Robles at 2,200 feet, with rich calcareous soil infused with limestone creating some of the best wine phenolics in the world, now called DAOU Mountain. Daniel planted the first 33 acres of vines by hand in 2007. Daniel’s oldest daughter Katherine, DAOU Social Media Manager & Brand Ambassador, remembers her father being the happiest he ever was in his life sowing the new young vines. Everything DAOU does, from high density planting techniques to drop fruit ensuring all fruit is ripe at the same time, optical sorters, specialty French Rosewood Oak for their barrels, their own yeast strain that Daniel has developed, free run juice, night harvesting, etc. goes into every bottle from their Discovery label to their fifth and top tier Patrimony. Each bottle has gold foil labels, ornate corks, thick glass, and deep punts except a few varietals including Rose’ with white stenciling on the bottle. It is rare to see a wine product with so much craftsmanship, quality, and care. The third item on my list is creating unforgettable experiences. To me, this is rooted in how down to earth, kind, and approachable the Daou family is. This flows to employees and ultimately out to their customers.

I highly recommend all our readers to experience DAOU Mountain the next time you are in Paso Robles to take in the breathtaking views and ultimate wine and food experience. Details at Now on to the dinner that kicked off with Morton’s Colossal Lump Crab & Avocado salad with large pieces of crab atop avocado chunks marinated in mustard dressing topped with caviar. This was paired with DAOU Sauvignon Blanc. The pineapple and lemongrass nose and apple with mango palate completed the salad. The second course featured Lobster Cargot with herbed garlic butter and crisp puff pastry. DAOU’s Chardonnay with honeysuckle and vanilla aroma and silky palate with hazelnut and toasted almonds on the finish paired nicely with garlic butter of the cargot. The main course featured flavor explosions of Morton’s famous Snake River Farms Filet Mignon perfectly custom prepared for each guest served with Twice Baked Garlic Duck Fat Potatoes and Crisp Brussel Sprouts with a DAOU double header of Pessimist and Reserve Cab. Pessimist is a Petite Sirah (62%), Zinfandel (20%), Syrah (16%), and Lagrein (2%) blend. The world class Reserve Cab includes 95+ and 92-point accolades from Robert Parker Wine Advocate and Jeb Dunnick, respectively. Dinner ended with a “fireworks finale” of La Bete Noire, which in French translates to chocolate beast. This is one of the best dessert “beasts” I have ever tackled, paired with DAOU’s Flagship Soul of a Lion dedicated to Georges and Daniel’s father Joseph Daou. Soul is a blockbuster Cab (78%) blended with 13% Cab Franc and 9% Petit Verdot for a perfect balance of aroma, palate, and the deepest color I have seen in a Cab. It is aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. This remarkable wine has earned a 96-point Jeb Dunnick score. Thank you, Tim Reed and Morton’s team and Daniel Brunner of DAOU for a perfect wine dinner. See

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‘Fall Back’ Into Music By Amber Flynn

“You are Never Too Old to Set Another Goal, Or to Dream A New Dream.” — C.S. Lewis~ Playing a musical instrument or taking music lessons has traditionally been something you do as a child. Music lessons are seen as something only accomplished when you are young, and the information embedded only during your formative years. Otherwise, you will be hopelessly behind or will have just missed out. But this is not true. Adults have been taking music lessons for a long time, and recently more adults are making music a priority in their lives. ‘Bucket list” is a trendy term, but that is what



Virginia Morrison, CEO of Second Chance Beer, whose Carmel Mountain location has a large open space inside as well as a coronavirus-inspired parking lot beer garden. TCN: How did the rain impact you this weekend? Virginia: Surprisingly, sales were not down significantly this weekend, but I would attribute that to fans coming out for the start of Beer Week. With indoor capacity still only at 25% and the looming threat of San Diego going back to the most restrictive tier, we've invested several thousands of dollars in durable tents and outdoor heaters. That’s hard to swallow when tasting room sales already are down over 37% compared to 2019. TCN: How can customers adapt to changing weather while still wanting to support their favorite breweries? Virginia: Like Second Chance Beer Company, many local breweries have made substantial investments to move seating outdoors. Find out which ones meet your comfort level and get out there! You also can purchase gift cards and merchandise and to-go cans and bottles, with many breweries offering curbside pickup and delivery now. Remember, there are over 150 independent breweries in San Diego, and almost all of us are small businesses. We’re resilient, but we cannot do it without fans. If you want us to be here after the pandemic, do what you can to help while staying safe. Be sure to check out the recent episode of the Cheers! North County podcast featuring my conversation with Tommy Kreamer, head brewer at Gravity Heights, and don’t forget to follow Cheers! North County on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Got an interesting story about your drinking adventures? Reach out! I want to hear it.

they are saying - “Playing an instrument has been on my bucket list, and it’s time to take lessons!” Perhaps you gave up music lessons as a child because you found them tedious, difficult, or did not like your music teacher. Adult music lessons are quite different. Adults are typically more able to express questions effectively, therefore learning more efficiently.

Why Adults are signing up for Music Lessons Being motivated to learn, you are also likely to enjoy both the lessons and the practice time, and schedule around your work your other obligations to ensure maximum pleasure. Additionally, you will be more likely to un-

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Due to the pandemic, the Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito will hold three separate black Friday sales, spaced out among three Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Nov. 27 at 1542 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. Only 10 shoppers at one time will be allowed in the shop. New merchandise will be added each day. The store’s profits benefit local teens with scholarships and supports neighbors in the community who face life’s uncertainties. AND THEY’RE OFF!

The Del Mar racing season is on again, running through Nov. 29 at the San Diego Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Watch it on Del Mar Live every Friday through Sunday at #HomeTurfClub. For more information, call (858) 792-4266 or e-mail VISTA CHAMBER MEETING

Come spend a quick lunch hour with Rachel and Kent as they share and take questions about your membership with the Vista Chamber. The online Zoom meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 13. RSVP at The chamber will send the login information the day before the meeting. SHAKTI FEST

Shakti Fest is celebrating Nov.13 to Nov. 15, celebrating the devotional paths of yoga, sacred music and meditations. Grab your tickets at

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Get tickets now for the 22nd annual Virtual Crystal Ball Gala production Nov. 14 to support Casa de

derstand the instructions you are being given, making lessons seem more effortless. Why Start Lessons Now? Increasingly, adults are embracing musicianship later in life. Picking up an instrument that they longed to play as a child, they say that there are MANY reasons for doing this. Some are excited about the studies that show the health benefits of playing music. Others describe it as scratching an itch they’ve had all their lives. While some are simply happy to play “Happy Birthday” for their grandchildren, others want to achieve a level of competence that allows them to join ensembles and even earn money teaching or playing. Amparo. You can host a watch part or have dinner sent to your guests. The silent auction will open at noon Nov. 12, prior to the event and will close at 9 p.m. Nov. 14, after the event. Your Patron Package will arrive a few hours prior to the start of the event. Visit CELEBRATE THE CRAFTS

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club presents Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local artists and craftspeople. Nov. 14 presents Cuvee Jewelry and Giving Creations home décor and jewelry; Nov. 21 has Encinitas Pottery Guild; Dec. 5, Studio Jules with local jewelry and Kokedama, Bonkei Zen Garden, Bonsai, and Air Plants. Dec. 12 will offer Marsha Rafter Mosaics from sculptural succulents to wall murals, and Old Cool Now Lamps. All trunk shows are at its Bloom Again resale shop, 17025 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, with 20 percent of proceeds benefiting the Garden Club’s grant program. For more information, call (760) 7153230 or visit rsfgardenclub. org.

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Amigos De Vista Lion’s Club is unable to hold its Novemberfest at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens this year, so is hosting a virtual Novemberfest fundraiser. For each $25 donated, earn a raffle ticket to be held in early December. Visit https://charity.gofundme. com / o / en /donate -w idget/24238 or send donation to the Amigos de Vista Lions Club, P.O. Box 2679, Vista.

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Join the Carlsbad City Library’s Virtual Tween Scene on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 14 p.m., with a weekly program of rotating topics

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The Invitational FACE Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Nov. 16 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, 15150 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe. Sign up at https://face4pets. Help save pets’ lives while enjoying a day of golf with your dog. Safety: They will be adhering to social distancing and sanitization safety measures. The entire event, including sunset happy hour, will be outdoors. Seats will be limited to six per table and carts will be individual.

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custom face mask and hand sanitizer, and more. RegUPDATE ON VAPING ister at https://ncphilan“The Latest on Vap-,” a free, virtual family teer-awards-celebration/. forum, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. This event, hosted by San Dieguito Alliance for Drug CASA BOUTIQUE Free Youth and San DieguiSave the date. Casa de to Academy Foundation, is Amparo will be partnering for middle and high school with local businesses to students and their parents. create an online marketKeep up with new local and place opening Giving Tuesstate laws effective Janday Dec. 1 through Dec. uary 2021. Finally, there 8, where Casa de Amparo will be tips on talking with supporters can shop and your teens and respondsupport youth of Casa de ing to resistance. RSVP to Amparo. It is looking for for businesses to participate. questions or to receive a Contact Kate at kfletcher@ link for the event. for more information.

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Carlsbad City Library is offering free Virtual Family Storytimes. Join for 30 minutes of stories and songs in English and Spanish with a different theme each week, led by Ms. Angelica. Presented on VOICES FOR CHILDREN honor of its 40th antylibrary/live. niversary of service in San Diego County, Voices for Children will host a Real HISTORICAL TOURS BEGIN Beginning Nov. 18, Word “Reunion” panel of the Vista Historical Muformer foster youth from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Nov. 17, mod- seum will again be open erated by journalist and for scheduled tours most Thursdays co-founder of OZY media, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. Carlos Watson. Zoom info provided upon registra- to 2 p.m. All tours are tion. Admission is free, but free. Tours of up to two online registration is re- hours for up to four people quired at can be booked by calling real-word. Adults (age 18+) (760) 630-0444 or e-mailonly. This event is not ap- ing vistahistorical@gmail. com a minimum 24 hours propriate for children. in advance. Only one tour IMMUNOTHERAPY WEBINAR group is allowed in the museum at a time. All tours The Immunotherawill include temperature py Foundation (IF) will check and social distancbe hosting its, “Coffee & ing. Masks are required at Conversation,” webinar all times. via Zoom, on Tuesday, November 17th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to help the community learn more about CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERS the TIL (Tumor-InfiltratThe North County ing Lymphocyte) therapy Philanthropy Council will and research from IF’s re- hold its 2020 Volunteer search partners, Dr. Greg Awards Celebration from Daniels and Dr. Ezra Cohen 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19. of UC San Diego Moores The Celebration in a Box Cancer Center. For more is available for two guests information and to regis- for $125, or for five guests ter, visit https://us02web. for $275 and will include wine from La Fleur’s WinWN_n7_24IkCTGiMI5JX- ery, dessert from Red Tail jXVi0Q. Catering, party favors, a

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The Escondido Library Rincon Literario bilingual book club hosts Margo Porras, author of “Growing up in La Colonia” from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 21. The event is for book club members only. To join, e-mail TOWEL DONATIONS NEEDED

Helen Woodward Animal Center is in need of towel donations for orphan pets. Towels help keep pets snuggly, warm and clean during their stay at the center and at foster homes. Beach and bath towels are preferred and can be dropped off at the Adoptions Center, 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe daily between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations can also be made through our Amazon Wish List.

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Sharp HealthCare offers a free, virtual workshop, “How to Curb Loneliness and Isolation During Challenging Times,” Nov. 23, at healthclasses. Learn about the current findings on loneliness and how to navigate situations that may increase the likelihood for isolation and feeling lonely.

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uring these months of quarantine, my daughter and her spouse have begun distracting themselves by naming the insects that get in the house. It’s pretty funny, actually, as all spiders — primarily daddy longlegs, are now dubbed Bob. Since they share the long legs of that spider, my son-in-law also dubbed our resident mosquito hawks as Winged Bobs. There is a pair of spiders on the ceiling of their room, now named Bob and Sally. They can be heard saying, “Hey, Bob. Hey, Sally. How’s it hanging?” These creatures are permitted to remain unscathed in the corner, because my daughter won’t kill anything ever and my son-in-law is deathly afraid of spiders. I will leave them alone, because they are, at least, making themselves useful, having caught several small insects in their web. However, most crawling things that show up in my house meet with a swift and painless death. These are primarily spiders of various sizes and shapes, and silverfish. I’ve put out traps. They avoid them, insisting on doing the classic insect thing of popping up where and when least expected. The only successful insect elimination I can claim this year is with pantry moths. It is a glowing testament to my mother’s housekeeping skills and enormous freezer in the garage that I never knew about moth infestations until I was out on my own. One day this April, I opened a cupboard suddenly full of winged intruders. I’d be happier if they were bats. I vacuumed to a farethee-well and then bought sticky traps for all our cupboards. I’m shooting for no more mad-moth surprises. These traps work like magic. They not only captured first-hatched moths, but serve as an alert that a major moth visit is coming. Since the rest of my family

insists on eating cereal on a regular basis, this is likely to be an ongoing struggle. If you think I’m being fastidious, you are wrong. I’m pretty sure I have far more bugs in my house than most. I have mentioned before, I believe this is because my husband insists on an organic, pesticide-free backyard. It is a noble effort that would work better if our house was hermetically sealed. Sadly, we have a bunch of old, ill-fitting doors and windows, sporting, I believe, tiny, insect-sized welcome mats. At least winter is coming. I’m counting on those 65-degree cold snaps to do the trick.

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937 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Are you an artNATIVE AMERICAN ART ist seeking a place to show A celebration of Native some art for 2020? DeadAmerican artists during line to enter is by 5 p.m. Native American Heri- Nov. 21. tage Month is being held through Nov. 30 at EC Gal- WESTERN STYLE leries, 212 S. Cedros Ave. Cowboy Jack is per#104, Solana Beach. This forming on acoustic guitar Retrospective presents and harmonica from 5 to 8 the artwork & sculpture p.m. Nov. 21 at Arrowood of Native American artists Golf Course, 5201- A, VilGeorge Rivera, Raymond lage Drive, Oceanside. Nordwall, LX Lewis, Nacona Burgess and Jeremy Swentzell.

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The Women’s Museum of California presents The Women’s Film Festival San Diego, a threeday series showcasing 23 women’s films presented virtually Nov. 13 through Nov. 15. Tickets and trailers at womensmuseumca. org. Alongside screenings, there will also be virtual Q&As and discussion panels. The ShaktiFest Reunion will be held Nov. 13 through Nov. 15 with music, yoga, seminars and women’s empowerment. Grab your tickets at shaktifest/.

The “Live From My Living Room” concert series continues from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 on /carlsbadcitylibrary/live, with a performance by The Salty Suites. The trio features Scott Gates (mandolin), Chuck BELLY UP VIRTUAL TOUR Belly Up nightclub in Hailes (stand-up bass) and Solana Beach will launch Chelsea Williams (guitar). a Livestream Virtual Tour concert series through ‘SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR’ Dec. 19. Series VIP tickets North Coast Repertory are available for $99 and Theatre presents its latinclude all 10 shows and a est online production, the Belly Up T-shirt. For series romantic comedy, “Same tickets and more informaTime, Next Year,” directed tion go to by David Ellenstein. The virtual-tour. play is streaming online through Nov. 15. Tickets $34 at or call (858) 481-1055.

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The Escondido Library will host “Music Around the World,” online, with the Del Mar Duo flute and piano concert from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 on Facebook @escondidolibrary. The recording will be available for viewing after the event on Facebook @ escondidolibrary, YouTube (@EscondidoLibrary, and Instagram IGTV @escondidolibrary.

Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music presents a free, live@MoMM Virtual Concert with Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo. The event runs through midnight Jan. 1. RSVP at museumofmakingmusic. org/events.





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Lux Art Institute offers a Fall Break Art Camp for children ages 5-15, onsite at Lux Nov. 23 through Nov. 25. This three-day camp will offer new artistic styles and techniques led by local professional artists. Register at https:// c xa r t i nst it ute. org/.

North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach welcomes John Herzog and new celebrities each week to its “Theatre Conversations,” an ongoing selection of interviews with various actors and others from the theater world. Subscribe to the NCRT YouTube channel at https:// or e-mail NCRT at conversations@

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The Escondido Municipal Gallery, presents “The BIG Little Art Show" at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, is featuring diminutive artworks, as varied in theme as they are in style, no bigger than 12-inches-by-12-inches, in fiber, ceramic, miniature dioramas, art books, paintings and mixed media.

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Escondido Arts Partnership is now showing "Flor De Terciopelo" by Aled Anaya, along with Art in Craft Media, a boutique of fine functional art at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido with locally crafted one-ofa-kind creations. The gallery is also accepting art for its “Wood: A Furniture Show XII” set for Jan. 8. For more information, call (760) 480-4101.

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Escondido OKs plan to increase development fees By Tigist Layne

charges $32,374 per new home in development impact fees, which, according to a city staff report, are among the lowest development impact fees when compared to neighboring cities. Currently, the development fees charged by the city only cover about 82% of infrastructure costs, with grants and other onetime revenues typically offsetting the shortfall, according to the report. The 2% increase still won’t be enough to cover the estimated infrastructure costs, but will cover the costs of inflation for building materials needed for infrastructure projects. A September staff report said that, between now and 2035, the city will have an estimated $247.2 million in anticipated infrastructure costs for new development. The current development fees would leave the city short of that total by $64.7 million. This shortfall only further exacerbates the city’s projected general fund budget deficit of $176 million over the next 18 years. Until the city significantly raises development fees, Escondido still faces a gap of tens of millions of dollars to pay for the infrastructure needed to serve new development. The council said they will revisit the issue in 2021 with a possibility of raising fees again to fully cover the costs for the city’s infrastructure projects. The council also approved a budget adjustment of $100,000 to fund a financial analysis of its projected infrastructure needs.


come on during the new cycle. We separate them into the various income categories.” Also, Chow said the city conducted a housing survey among residents. The results revealed residents prioritize focus on lots with older buildings with added potential, vacant land zoned for housing and units near commercial locations. The council, though, also considered a smokefree policy for multi-family units but declined to include it in any city policy. Councilwoman Corinna Contreras was the lone councilmember in favor saying it is a matter of protecting the health of others. However, the other councilmembers were wary of including such a provision mandating what an individual homeowner can or cannot do on their own property. City staff, meanwhile, will begin its Draft Housing Element review in December or January 2021, with a review by the California Housing and Community Development department in January or February and adoption by the council on April 15.

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido City Council met on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and approved a 2% fee increase for development impact fees to keep up with inflation. The increase will raise the development fees charged for new single-family homes, multi-family homes and commercial and industrial buildings. Developers of new residential and nonresidential projects must pay development impact fees to offset the costs of public facilities that are necessary to serve the new development. These facilities include parks, fire and medical emergencies, police, a public library, a senior citizen center, public works, drainage and traffic improvements. In September, the council had originally considered a plan to raise development fees by $9,300 per new single-family home, along with increases for multi-family, commercial and industrial buildings, but the proposal drew objections from developers and realtors. According to the city staff report, The Building Industry Association of San Diego even said it would file a legal challenge if the council went forward with the proposal. The new plan will raise the development fees charged for new single-family homes by about $340, as well as an increase in fees for multi-family homes and commercial and industrial buildings. The new fees will take effect in February. Escondido currently


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Chow. .93 4.17 The city’s above moder4.28were set at 1,356, ate goals while the sixth cycle total nearly doubled from the fifth cycle. According to the staff report, the city saw big jumps of 155% and 50% for new moderate and very low units, respectively. As for San Diego County, the total units established by the state totals 171,685, which is spread across the 18 cities and unincorporated county through SANDAG’s methodology. The council, meanwhile, did not see a need for any General Plan amendments or updates to its Housing Element as a result of the new units coming online in the future. Green said the council champions developers to follow the General Plan. “The above moderate category shows a dramatic increase. That is because when we look at our percentages … we have to compare ourselves to the county average,” Chow said. “We can use pending projects … to go to the new RHNA because they will

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OCEANSIDE — TriCity Medical Center has earned new achievements and recognitions for its community service, pregnancy and newborn, and neonatal intensive care programs. Nationally, Newsweek magazine named Tri-City Medical Center one of 2020’s Best Maternity Hospitals in the country for its excellence in maternity care — including low rates of C-section, episiotomy, early elective delivery, and for following important protocols to protect moms and babies. Locally, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce named the medical center its Community Impact, Large Company award winner for 2020. The award recognized the medical center for year-round active engagement in the community through outreach initiatives and providing financial and in-kind support for local organizations that are “moving the needle” on community health issues and addressing social determinants of health. During the past year, Tri-City has rolled out its COASTAL Commitment, which stands for Community Outreach and Support Through Active

Leadership. In addition to financial support of programs aimed to address areas identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the program formalizes active engagement in the community by the hospital’s leaders, which was recognized by the Carlsbad Chamber award. Tri-City’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) also achieved a milestone by passing 10 years without a single PICC line, or peripherally inserted central catheter, infection. Tri-City operates the only Level III NICU in North County and cares for the communities’ most fragile newborns. “Tri-City Medical Center is excited to celebrate these latest achievements with our employees, physicians and leadership, who have relentlessly worked to provide excellent care to our community,” said TriCity Medical Center CEO Steve Dietlin. “We are appreciative to know our commitment to providing the highest standards of care is recognized both nationally and locally, while we continuously work to further enhance patient outcomes and patient experience.”

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ESCONDIDO — Palomar Medical Center in Escondido was recently named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Spine Surgery and Stroke Care, according to awards announced recently by a nationwide hospital-ranking agency called Healthgrades. Healthgrades, a resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems, released their analysis of top-performing hospitals for specialty care late last month, placing Palomar in the top 100 out of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. “Healthgrades has a long-standing commitment to providing greater transparency when it comes to

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ESCONDIDO — The Escondido City Council voted on Oct. 21 to move forward with the demolition of the historic Paxton adobe house, most recently known as Hacienda de Vega restaurant, in order to develop a 42-unit condominium at the site. The 74-year-old adobe building at 2608 S. Escondido Blvd. began as a model home and office for the nearby Longview Acres subdivision of 25 adobes before serving as the home of several different popular Mexican restaurants over the years, the most recent one closing in 2017. The building is also known for its signature adobe style architecture and its association with significant people, such as Charles Paxton. After serving as a model home, the property became a nursery operated by landscape architect Gene Peregov. Later, in 1962, it was converted into a restaurant owned by Patrick Brillo Osorio and later, the Cueva family.

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At the meeting, the council unanimously voted to allow Kitchell Development Co. to build 42 condos on a 1.75-acre site that includes the 1946 adobe structure despite a number of public comments objecting to the motion. Back in July, the Escondido Historic Preservation Commission reviewed the proposal and voted 2-2 to save the building (one commissioner was recused and two others were not present), nonetheless, a tie vote is an effective denial of the motion. The proposal then went to the city’s Planning Commission, which approved the demolition permit in September. Bruce Coons, executive director of Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO), said in a public comment that they want the matter sent back to the Historic Preservation Commission for a second vote as well as a full environmental impact report, noting the potential for legal challenge by SOHO if the council fails to do so. “SOHO continues to find the Paxton adobe a unique and significant resource, which is intact and eligible for the California Register of Historical Resources,” Coons said. “This staff report does not appear to understand the contextual significance of the specific resource with regards to its various periods of significance, evolutions of use and associations with significant people to Escondido’s history.” Councilmembers at the meeting expressed their sadness at having to demolish the historic building, but agreed that it would be necessary to get closer to meeting the city’s housing needs.

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National Family Caregivers Month — How to connect and support older loved ones November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time when we recognize and thank family members, friends and others who have a hand in keeping our loved ones healthy and safe. Caregivers come in many forms, whether you’re caring for an elderly parent, child with disabilities or a spouse. Being a caregiver also requires sensitivity, especially when you’re transitioning to caring for a parent. Here are some tips to help you keep in touch with your loved one without overstepping boundaries. Start the Conversation with Kindness If it’s time to add technology to your caregiving toolkit, take time to honor this passage into a new phase of life. Before you download the first app, address and acknowledge the changing dynamics of the relationship in question. Not every parent feels excited about “checking in” with their child or engaging with tech as part of their well-being. As you introduce new routines, set

the intention of bringing the family closer and strengthening relationships through technology. Put Safety First Finding the right technology is an important step in staying confidently connected as a caretaker. Cox recently launched Homelife Care, a 24-hour medical alert system to help caregivers, families and friends support their loved ones, plus ensure their safety. The service recognizes that many people make up a care team, so in case of an emergency, its app notifies up to five designated contacts. Cox care agents provide on-going status updates to all emergency contacts, serving as dispatch while your team assembles and responds. The service also includes everyday features, such as a text check-in, to help your loved one feel autonomous. The app sends a daily push notification to ascertain general well-being and forwards the response to assigned caregivers. This quick text check-in allows for

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Germany, was foiled by his own booty on Oct. 27 as he tried to make off with a robotic lawnmower. The Associated Press reported that the robot sent a message to the owner’s smartphone, alerting the man that it had been flipped upside down. When the owner went to investigate, he saw the thief with the robot under his arm. Police said the thief then dropped the lawnmower and fled. [Associated Press, 10/30/2020]

Inexplicable Firefighters with Essex County (England) Fire and Rescue Service were called to a derelict laundromat in Epping on Oct. 30, where three young men had become trapped inside an industrial-sized tumble dryer. Two of them had climbed all the way into the dryer, while the third had managed to get his ankles trapped in the door. Firefighters were joined by Essex Police, a medical helicopter and the ambulance service as they employed “a lot of heavy equipment” to free the men, watch manager Glenn Jackson told Sky News. No word on what they were looking for in there. [Sky News, 10/31/2020]

— Craig Hershoff of Miami has invented a robot to help people like himself who may have difficulty using the special contact lenses they wear for vision problems that can’t be helped with regular contacts. The Cliara Lens Robot can insert and remove the lenses by voice activation. “It really helps with dexterity,” Rise of the Machines Hershoff told WPLG, espe— A thief in Lippstadt, cially for elderly or disabled

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daily engagement without hovering. Make Caregiving a Family Affair The division of labor is critical during caregiving, for the well-being of everyone involved. Consider establishing a collaborative model of care in which each member of the care team takes a

month as the main point of contact. Keep everyone in the loop with a designated group calendar and shared notes. Typically used for work collaborations, cloudbased notes apps like Google Keep or Evernote can help manage appointments and any follow ups, house shared “to-do” lists and track on-going needs.

Engage Your Loved One People often report feeling awkward and unsure of what to discuss with an older family member, especially when someone experiences health issues. To help your loved one open up, create a communications plan outlining five to 10 topics that will engage them and that they

people. The robot is being tested in a clinical trial in Boston, and he hopes to have FDA clearance on it early next year. [WPLG, 11/2/2020]

The witness reported an unrelated passenger was also removed after he “cussed out” a flight attendant over the delay. [Fox News, 11/2/2020]

— Fans of the Caledonian Thistle soccer team in Inverness, Scotland, were frustrated as they watched a broadcast of the club’s Oct. 24 game against rival Ayr United when the new robotic cameras programmed to follow the ball around the pitch focused instead on the bald head of one of the game’s linesmen. The team had proudly announced a week earlier that it would be replacing human camera operators with a new system “with in-built, AI, ball-tracking technology” to stream live HD footage of home games to season ticket holders and fans who purchased the service. IFLScience reported that while many fans complained, others “saw this as a bonus, given the usual quality of performance.” [IFLScience, 10/29/2020]

Awesome! — Julie McSorley of San Luis Obispo, California, and her friend Liz Cottriel were enjoying a sunny day of kayaking and whale-watching at Avila Beach on Nov. 2 when they were overturned by a humpback that got too close while feeding. “I saw the big pool of fish, the big bait ball come up out of the water. ... All of a sudden, I lifted up and I was in the water,” McSorley told KMPH. “I thought it was gonna land on me,” Cottriel said. Other paddleboarders and kayakers came to their rescue, thinking the whale may have bitten the women, but it merely pushed them underwater. “We got back to the car, I was shaking my shirt and a bunch of fish came out of my shirt,” Cottriel said. [KMPH, 11/2/2020]

— An unnamed man from Idaho Falls, Idaho, pleaded guilty in a Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, court on Sept. 10 to citations including walking in restricted thermal areas of Yellowstone National Park after park rangers found him with a cooking pot and a burlap sack containing two whole chickens near a hot spring. Witnesses tipped off rangers on Aug. 7 that a group of 10 people, including a child, were seen hiking toward Shoshone Geyser Basin carrying cooking pots, reported. The man was ordered to pay fines and has been banned from Yellowstone for two years. — Loyola University [ E a s t I d a h o N e w s . c o m , graduate Brianna Hill went 10/30/2020] into labor within minutes of sitting down to take the Government in Action Illinois bar exam on Oct. 5, The San Diego City but “I didn’t think about it Council blocked funding because I was in the test,” last summer for its contro- she told NBC5 in Chicago. versial smart streetlights Hill continued and finished program, which features not the first part of the test, only streetlights but also a then gave birth to a healthy video surveillance system son hours later at West that has been used by the Suburban Hospital in Oak San Diego Police Depart- Park, Illinois. She tackled ment, and on Sept. 9, May- the second part of the exam or Kevin Faulconer ordered the next day, from the hosthe cameras turned off. But pital, breastfeeding during Voice of San Diego report- breaks. The whole experied the cameras and street- ence was “definitely a little lights are connected to the crazy,” she said. She’ll find same power supply, so turn- out if she passed in Deceming them off would have left ber. [NBC5, 10/9/2020] the city in the dark. Florida-based Ubicquia owns I Knew I Forgot Something the underlying technology, Deputies of the Anderbut the company has been son (Tennessee) County reluctant to work with the Sheriff’s Office responded city because of unpaid bills to a report of a stolen log amounting to $771,000. splitter in Marlow on Oct. Meanwhile, the cameras are 22, and discovered a sevstill recording and storing ered finger among items left footage for five days. [Voice at the scene. Hugh Seeber, of San Diego, 11/2/2020] 50, later appeared at a local

Bright Ideas — Two passengers traveling together on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Miami on Oct. 30 were removed before taking off after one of the women attempted to sneak from coach into first class and hide in the footwell of her friend’s seat, Fox News reported. The flight had already been delayed because of a catering issue, according to a witness, who said, “Apparently the plan was for this woman’s friend to remain there the entire flight ... (as a stunt to) drive viewers to their YouTube channel.” Flight attendants discovered the plot when they noticed an empty seat in coach, and the plane returned to the gate so the friends could be removed.

can share with others. Use hashtags and Google news alerts to gather information about those topics, and then choose the preferred platform (does Grandma prefer Facebook, texts or emails?) to help nurture meaningful and personalized communications. Capture Family Stories It’s easier than ever to document family stories with a loved one. Zoom, Google Meet and Skype, among other channels, allow you to record conversations with minimal plugins and a more relaxed interaction than with traditional recording equipment. Need a place to start? The Oral History Project, Story Corp, offers a Great Questions guide to unearth family lore and document the stories that otherwise may be lost. The bonus is recording your loved one’s facial expressions for posterity — a treasure to savor for generations to come. For more tips and information on how to use technology for your family, visit cox. com. medical center with a missing finger, WATE reported, and was taken to UT Medical Center in Knoxville, where Anderson County Det. Sean Flynn met him with the severed digit. Seeber was charged with felony theft. [WATE, 10/23/2020] The Foreign Press Police in Boa Vista, Brazil, raided the home of prominent Sen. Chico Rodrigues on Oct. 14 as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption and found the senator hiding the equivalent of $5,400 in his underwear. Rodrigues, 69, a close ally of President Jair Bolsonaro, who campaigned in 2018 on an anti-corruption platform, had no explanation for the money in his underwear, but claimed innocence, The Guardian reported. Brazilians quickly shared the news on social media, many commenting that the incident would go down “in the anals of history.” [Guardian, 10/15/2020] The Litigious Society Dwight Turner, 50, is suing the owner of a backyard animal sanctuary in Davie, Florida, after the “full-contact” encounter with a black leopard that he paid $150 for turned into a mauling. Investigators said sanctuary owner Michael Poggi sold Turner time with the leopard to “play with it, rub its belly and take pictures” on Aug. 31, but the leopard attacked as soon as Turner entered its enclosure, leaving his scalp “hanging from his head,” WPLG-TV reported. Authorities said Poggi is licensed to have the leopard, but he has been cited by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation for allowing the contact and for maintaining captive wildlife in unsafe conditions. [WPLGTV, 10/29/2020]

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