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VISTA, SAN MARCOS, ESCONDIDO
VOL. 4, N0. 23
NOV. 16, 2018
‘Blue Wave’ washes over North County Democrats see gains in midterm elections By Aaron Burgin
activity. Hill said the reason is because of the dynamic duo of consistently calm winds and an amicable year-round weather forecast. The beautiful views seen at coastal and mountainous areas alike doesn’t hurt the cause, either, he added. San Diego’s paragliding collective often carpools to different flying areas, depending on which
REGION — For a long time, most of North County was a reliable bastion of support for the Republican Party at all levels of government. The rosters of council members and mayors, state Assembly members, county supervisors and representatives in Congress would read off like the Re- Abed trails publican Party of San Diego San Diego County’s en- County is still dorsement list. counting ballots, But a look but as of Thursacross the re- day morning, gion following Paul McNamera the 2018 mid- holds a 237-vote term elections lead over incumshows that a bent Sam Abed change has in the Escondido definitely tak- mayor’s race. en hold of the region, includ- More election ing areas that coverage on are still consid- Pages 6-7 ered reliable Republican bastions. From the potential change in the majority on the Carlsbad City Council, a sweep of the Encinitas City Council, and a too-close-to-call showing in the Escondido Mayor’s race, to the Democrat takeover of the 49th Congressional District and the 76th State Assembly District, Democrats continue to make substantial gains throughout North County. Experts and candidates agreed that the so-called “Blue Wave” — the term being used
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PETER HILL of Vista, shown over Lake Elsinore, paraglades nearly every weekend to get a bird’s-eye view of the region’s beauty.
‘That is the coolest thing I have ever seen’ Vista man is hooked on paragliding — and the views he gets from high above By Steve Horn
VISTA — Tourists and locals alike enjoy San Diego by land through hiking, running, cycling and other forms of exercise. By sea, many more take up kayaking, sailing, open water swimming and surfing. But by air? Generally, that’s geographic territory reserved for pilots. Yet a select few, such as Vista’s Peter Hill, have started paragliding as one way to
take in the county’s bountiful beauty. Hill is a New Zealand native and cloud computing implementation professional who has dwelled in Vista for five years. He said encountering the extreme sport in-person about two decades ago compelled him to learn how to do it. He has never looked back, he said, and he now paraglides nearly every weekend in various spots around the county
and beyond. “One day when I was on a hiking trip with some friends, I saw a guy who had hiked up a mountain and flown off and I just thought, ‘That is the coolest thing I have ever seen,’” said Hill. Soon he began taking lessons and got hooked. Hill and his wife had worked and lived for years in the cold state of Michigan and were looking to escape to the warmth of
North County. Realizing that housing in coastal cities such as Carlsbad were expensive, the Hill family moved to Vista. Hill, who works at home remotely for his job, said that paragliding was a major draw for him eventually moving to Vista and he is now an active member of the San Diego Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. The San Diego-area, he added, is one of the best in the country for the
The Art of Healing
Oceanside artist W.B. May shares message of hope with fellow vets By Jordan P. Ingram
OCEANSIDE — Nearly three decades removed from battleship operations in the Persian Gulf, Oceanside artist and U.S. Navy veteran W.B. May said he still struggles with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. But unlike so many men and women in the armed services, the Gulf War combat veteran has discovered a way to heal — through artistic expression. W.B., 50, was given a special opportunity this Veterans Day to share his artwork with the local community as the featured artist for the grand opening of the Veterans Art Gallery on Nov. 11 at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park.
The event was his first solo showcase and a chance to share a message of hope and recovery through art with other vets suffering from PTSD. “From my experience, art truly saves lives,” W.B. said. “For combat veterans suffering from traumatic experiences, art is an outlet to express ourselves and to lose ourselves in our projects.” The self-taught artist started painting when he was 29 and considers himself a lifelong student of the craft. Some of his primary influences are Dutch painters Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn and Italy’s Michelangelo Merisi da Carvaggio. Last summer, W.B. and his wife Cynthia opened “Cynthia’s
Artistic Expressions,” a gallery and art studio located at Oceanside Village. The Navy-veteran couple said they spend most of their time at their Oceanside business, hosting community arts events, participating in veteran outreach projects and offering art classes to students of all ages and skill levels. “(Painting) started with (W.B.) to help him deal with his own issues, but I watched his artwork grow and become really good,” Cynthia said. “If he’s benefitting from it, maybe someone else can benefit. That was the idea for getting the art studio and NAVY VETERAN W.B. MAY works on a mural he created for the Veterans TURN TO VETERAN ON 20
Art Gallery grand opening on Nov. 11 at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram
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NOV. 16, 2018
State-of-the-art ambulances join Vista Fire Department fleet By Christina Macone-Greene
VISTA — The Vista Fire Department received two brand new state-of-theart ambulances to add to its service fleet. The ambulances were built by a Lifeline Ambulance headquartered in Sumner, Iowa. One ambulance is at Fire Station Number 3, and the other, at Fire Station Number 4. Both are built on Dodge Ram chassis. According to Vista Deputy Fire Chief Ned Vander Pol, the Vista Fire Department runs four frontline ambulances that are in service at all times, with two firefighter paramedics on board. The ambulances run 24 hours a day and are housed out of four different fire stations in Vista. Once they have clocked in five years of frontline service, they go into reserve status. “One of the ambulances that we replaced had 160,000 miles on it, and that has been put into reserve status now,” Vander Pol
VISTA FIREFIGHTER Robert Hollander stands next to one of the new Lifeline Ambulances at Fire Station 4 in Vista. Courtesy photo
said. “The other ambulance that we purchased replaced a reserve ambulance that we had put into place over a year ago when we reinstated our fourth ambulance.”
Vander Pol shared that during the recession, one of the cuts that the fire department made was to reduce the frontline ambulance fleet from four to three. In
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2017, the Vista City Council approved the reimplementation of that fourth ambulance. “So, we now purchased a fourth ambulance to fill
By Steve Puterski
CARLSBAD — Removal and prevention for 2,109 people. It’s the lofty goal for Interfaith Community Services to end or prevent homelessness for the rest of this year and next. Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith, said the Housing 2019 program is coming off the heels of last year’s efforts, which saw the nonprofit prevent or end homelessness for 1,198 people. “For preventing, it’s for a family that has a three-day quit-or-pay notice and are about to lose their housing,” he explained. Of the total, Anglea said nearly homeless was ended for nearly 750 peo-
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“All these types of treatments can be done in the back of the ambulance,” he said. Vander Pol also pointed out how industry “best practices” are to have three reserve ambulances, which the city of Vista does have at this time. He also noted how the new ambulances were designed and layouts were chosen by firefighter paramedics, which make the functionality of rigs optimal. “The individuals that are actually working in the ambulance are the ones that did all the work on the front end of designing this and choosing the layout — so that’s definitely a positive,” he said. Vander Pol said Vistans now have two new ambulances that are going to be very reliable. “They’ll stay in service longer, and we expect each of these ambulances to have a long life for the citizens of Vista,” he said.
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that role because that was a reserved ambulance that was used,” Vander Pol said. There was no need to hire additional personnel for the new ambulances since the paramedics were already working on the former rigs. Vander Pol also wanted Vista residents to know that both ambulances are fully outfitted to provide advanced life support. “This means there’s room in the back for the patient, and then multiple paramedics to be doing everything from starting intravenous lines, delivering medications, to providing any cardiac support,” he said. “So, if somebody is having a heart attack, they can monitor that rhythm, and shock that rhythm back into a survivable rhythm, so that the heart is able to function.” The ambulance is also equipped to do all sorts of respiratory treatments as well, including intubations to help a patient breathe.
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ple, while 450 people were prevention cases. To tackle the issue of homelessness, he said a bigger focus must be placed on prevention as a method to keep people off the streets. Housing 2019 began in July and runs through the end of 2019. “The reality is the people who we are ending homelessness for costs thousands of dollars,” Anglea explained. “For preventing homelessness, it’s hundreds of dollars. We’re usually able to prevent homelessness for about $500 to $1,000, and that includes staff time. It’s cheaper, but most importantly, it’s less traumatic on the family.” While Interfaith remains focused on helping the homeless, it’s expanding its focus by adding and raising awareness about the roots of the problem. At Interfaith’s Carlsbad location, 5731 Palmer Way, some days see two calls per hour from individuals or families seeking rental or some other form of assistance. One traumatic event, Anglea says, is all it takes for a well-to-do or middle-class family or individual to end up on the streets. It’s another reason Interfaith incorporates a day laborer program
in addition to general services and a food pantry. Additionally, the nonprofit works with the homeless to identify long-term self-sufficiency, which may include temporary job placement and upgrading job skills to land a full-time job. Housing, meanwhile, is the biggest challenge as rents have steadily increased over the past several years. The average monthly rent is nearly $1,900 in San Diego County, according to recent reports. In addition, a study from USC reveals the average monthly rents are expected increase by $209 in San Diego County by 2020. “The amount of people on the verge of losing their housing is greater than we’ve seen in the past,” Anglea said. “It makes sense, logically when you think about it, the cost of housing is increasing. It’s 10, 15 and in some cases 20 percent. When you look at rental prices, it doesn’t happen incrementally across the region.” Compounding the issue, he said, is wages for low-income individuals are not increasing at the same rate, thus one of the reasons many are on the verge of losing their home.
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NOV. 16, 2018
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Forum raises alarm about San Onofre ‘ticking time bomb’ By Steve Horn
VISTA — On Nov. 8 at the Vista Public Library, the groups Public Watchdogs and the North County Climate Change Alliance played host to a forum which sounded the alarm about potential radiation and public health issues at the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Clemente. While quite a trek from inland North County, Public Watchdogs emphasized during the presentation that a 50-mile radius exists for the impact of nuclear radiation, as forewarned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The group also said it believes it will take an upsurge in citizen activism to push for increased safety precautions at and around the facility.
“The primary issue is that 3.6 million pounds of radioactive nuclear waste is being buried 108 feet from the Pacific Ocean, on an earthquake fault, in an identified tsunami zone and in the midst of millions of unsuspecting families,” Nina Babiarz, board of directors member for Public Watchdogs and one of two presenters at the forum, told The Coast News. “If Edison (the company proposing the plan) gets away with doing that on one of the most pristine beaches in the country, they are going to do it anywhere they want; it sets a national precedent. This is not a little local issue but one of national consequence.” Mike Levin, the recently elected congressman set to represent the 49th Congressional District which includes Orange
County and parts of North County including Oceanside, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and Del Mar, has also been put on notice about San Onofre by Public Watchdogs. “We are hopeful that Mr. Levin will engage with us on this issue,” said Charles Langley, the other presenter at the forum and the executive director of Public Watchdogs. “He has mentioned safety at San Onofre as being top concern on numerous instances, but the devil is always in the details, and when you are talking about San Onofre, the details are devilishly complex.” During the talk, both Langley and Babiarz also pointed repeatedly to the fact that the facility remains afloat via billions of citizen tax dollars.
“Edison has stuck the public for the costs of their design flaws,” Babiarz said. “For all the money the public has provided Edison to safely dispose of the deadly radioactive nuclear waste, they gifted us a ticking time bomb.” Langley further explained that he believes that, due to its high cost on the backs of taxpayers, nuclear power sits on the wane. “At Public Watchdogs, we are not anti-nuclear, but we believe that in terms of economics, new advances in battery storage technology and solar energy will make nuclear obsolete as an energy source in purely economic terms in the next two years,” Langley said. “The facts are that every nuclear power plant is
deeply subsidized. Until the nuclear industry solves the problem of nuclear waste, it is not a viable or sustainable solution.” Residents and visitors may liken ocean-side cities like Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas to paradise. But Babiarz said that could change if a catastrophic event ensues at San Onofre. “One leak, one terrorist attack, one design mistake, is all that stands between us and turning Southern California into a permanent nuclear wasteland, uninhabitable for thousands of years,” she said. Public Watchdogs will soon take a sojourn to Sacramento to lobby members of the California Legislature on nuclear safety issues, both Langley and Babiarz said.
California Pacific Airlines takes off
Positives seen at vets-only jail housing
Phoenix, Vegas flights begin this week By Steve Puterski
CARLSBAD — It finally happened. After 10 years of setbacks and oddly announced press conferences, California Pacific Airlines is operational. The regional commercial airline took to the skies on Nov. 1 with an evening flight to San Jose. On Nov. 2, a number of VIPs, company executives and longtime supporters of owner Ted Vallas, 97, boarded flights bound for San Jose and Reno. “I feel great and it’s going to be great,” he said. “It’s very much needed and very much wanted. It was very successful.” Chief Financial Officer John Barkley said San Jose and Reno rolled out the red carpets for the airlines. Both used Legoland as a backdrop for service to and from Carlsbad and officials from Reno even presented CP Air with a Lego model airplane. The airline was scheduled to add two routes on Nov. 15 — to Las Vegas and Phoenix. On Nov. 1, though, there was one hiccup as the inaugural flight in the morning was cancelled due to a maintenance issue with a plane in Denver. In addition, Vallas said the airline will soon commence service to Oakland, Sacramento, Tucson and perhaps a third flight to San Jose. Also, CP Air plans for charter service to Cabo San Lucas. Nevertheless, the Nov. 2 ceremonies brought together numerous supporters of Vallas and CP Air. “I really like the cities, the routes we’ve selected,” Barkley said. “They are great for this in terms of people coming in and business travelers going out.” Last week, passengers bound for Reno were
thrilled the airline was finally taking flight. Michelle Slattery, owner of The Landings restaurant on the grounds of McClellan-Palomar Airport, said she has faith the airline will succeed where so many did not. Among the big selling points, she said, are the commute, parking costs and long TSA lines at San Diego International Airport. One challenge, Slattery said, is the cost of operating the jets with those airlines, which is an obstacle because it takes people time to get used to a new player. Still, excitement was in the air as dozens of passengers lined up to fly to Reno. “It’s exciting … and there have been several that have come and gone,” Slattery said. “Everyone’s got faith that this is the one that’s going to stay. North County is very excited to have an airline here. We need people to buy tickets.” As for tickets, Barkley said the airline is seeing a “dramatic uptick” after the airline finally took flight. Another bonus, he said, is holiday flights are starting to fill quickly. It was coincidental timing, he added, that CP Air started service just weeks before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Regardless, the airline’s main competitive advantage is prices similar to San Diego with less travel and hassle to fly. “It’s been a very long road to get started and we still have some things to get through, but the momentum has certainly shifted in a positive direction at this point,” Barkley added. Disclosure: The Coast News owner Jim Kydd is an investor in CP Air.
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A LARGE U-HAUL truck stands ready to take thousands of toys to a Toys for Tots center for redistribution. The toys were purchased and donated by an anonymous, San Diego-based donor. Photo by Lexy Brodt
$50,000 worth of toys donated anonymously By Lexy Brodt
CARMEL VALLEY — A 26-foot-long U-Haul truck sat in front of Geppetto’s toy store in Carmel Valley on the morning of Nov. 12, full to the brim. Its bounty? Over $50,000 worth of toys to be donated to Toys for Tots, a program coordinated by the U.S. Marine Corps to collect and distribute new toys for less fortunate children at Christmastime. The toys were purchased from the local toy store and donated by an anonymous, San Diego-based donor. According to Sgt. Leticia Williams, a coordinator for the San Diego Toys for Tots program, it’s the largest donation she has seen. “How amazing that someone has that much generosity to give,” Wil-
liams said, calling the donor’s choice to remain anonymous “honorable.” A “representative” of the anonymous donor showed up at the Del Mar Highlands Geppetto’s toy store — the largest location of the company, which has 1- stores throughout San Diego County — at about 6 a.m. in order to hand-pick an assortment of items from the shelves. The result was a truck-full of toys stacked high in cardboard boxes — items for all ages, encompassing everything from dolls and karaoke stereos to “build-a-drone” sets. At 9 a.m., the seven Marines at the site packed up the last of the boxes, and spread out the 30-footlong receipt that listed the innumerable toys purchased on behalf of the charity effort.
“Geez, it’s a lot,” Williams said, as the Marines shut the truck door and prepared to take the toys to their distribution center. From there, the toys are sorted and redistributed to various nonprofits in San Diego and Riverside counties. Brian Miller, the owner of Geppetto’s Toys, said the company hosts different toy drives every year. Yet he, like Williams, has not seen a donation of this magnitude “ever,” he said. Miller lauded the donor for “the fact that they wanted to go local and have the dollars stay local.” “I think it’s a great way to kick off the (holiday) season,” he said. “I feel so thankful. That’s a big part of the holiday … you want to inspire gratitude, and this certainly does it.”
VISTA — Military veterans, serving jail time in a special veteran-only housing unit, are less likely to be convicted for a new crime within 12 months after being released from custody, compared to a group of similar veterans being housed elsewhere in local custody, a SANDAG study shows. The study measured the effectiveness of the Veterans Moving Forward (VMF) housing unit at the San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s Vista Detention Facility. The unit opened five years ago in partnership with the San Diego Veterans Administration. The SANDAG study was funded by the National Institute of Justice and is believed to be the first that included a comparison group and objectively measured effectiveness, according to Cindy Burke, the principal investigator of the study and director of the Applied Research Division at SANDAG. “During this evaluation, we were able to see firsthand the safe environment that can be created in a jail setting,” said Burke. “The housing unit allows inmates to work on their underlying issues because there is respect between inmates and deputies, caring staff, and extensive programming that helps inmates address their issues head on and obtain new tools to use when they return home.” The goal of VMF was to structure an environment for convicted veterans to draw upon the positive aspects of their shared military culture, create a safe place for healing and rehabilitation, and foster positive peer connections. Core program components include mandatory rehabilitative programming, availability of VA staff in the unit, and a less restrictive environment. The program was established without any special grant funds and has been able to operate through partnerships and the support of volunteers, community-based organizations and the VA. View the full report at sandag.org.
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Opinion & Editorial
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Fire insurance crisis almost upon Californians
C Veterans and suicide By Melissa Martin
As we commemorate Veterans Day this week, remember that those who fought for our freedom are dying by suicide on American soil. “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind,” proclaimed U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski. In 2015, an average of 20 active-duty service members, non-activated guard or reserve members, and other veterans died by suicide each day, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) Facts About Veterans Suicide: June 2018. Within Army units, the risk of suicide attempts among soldiers increases as the number of attempts made within the past year in their unit rises, according to a study, published in the 2017 journal JAMA Psychiatry. The research data came from the Army’s Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members project, or STARRS, America’s largest study of mental health risk and resilience among military personnel. “While suicide is a national problem, it is one that also affects smaller communities, including the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community. These brave men and women have suffered losses not only on the battlefield, but from suicide in recent years,” according to a 2017 online article in U.S. Veterans Magazine. As the Federalist pointed out in a 2018 article, research indicates “feelings of shame or guilt trigger the emotional, mental, and physical reactions that lead to suicide. This is guilt about what soldiers did to others and shame of not being able to save the lives of those around them.”
Wildlife extinction can’t be undone There is a saying that, “everything that government can do, government can un-do.” This is mostly true, except when it comes to environmental protection. Then the saying is, “extinction is forever” — once done, it can never be undone. The Endangered Species Act is one of the greatest and most effective pieces of legislation ever passed. Because of the ESA we can still enjoy the bald eagle, clapper rails, peregrine falcons, brown pelicans, and other amazing animals in our region. Unfortunately, the ESA is under attack. The current Administration is attempting to weaken the Endan-
The United States military has identified Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), other mental illnesses, and addiction as suicide risk factors. Other risk factors associated with suicide include relationship problems, administrative/legal issues, workplace difficulties and associated medical conditions include traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain, and sleep disorders. Suicide warning signs Know the warning signs: personality change, agitation, withdrawal, poor self-care, hopelessness, feeling excessive guilt, shame, or sense of failure, rage or anger, engaging in risky activities without thinking, losing interest in hobbies, work, or school, increasing alcohol or drug misuse, withdrawing from family and friends, showing violent behavior like punching a hole in the wall or getting into fights. Resources for Vets • Contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255 to get help or visit VeteransCrisisLine.net. • Stop Soldier Suicide is a national, veteran-founded and veteran-led nonprofit focused on military suicide prevention. Visit www. stopsoldiersuicide.org/. • A documentary called “Almost Sunrise” wants to bring attention to veterans and suicide. Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson (veterans with PTSD) walked 2,700 miles across America to raise awareness of soldier suicide. Check out www.sunrisedocumentary.com/. Please reach out to the veterans in your circle. It can be a matter of life or death. Melissa Martin, Ph.D., is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist in Ohio.
gered Species Act with nine proposed regulatory changes. The ESA’s track record has been so successful, it is difficult to understand why the current Administration would try to weaken its authority by turning the ESA into more of an extinction plan for species already threatened, rather than making concerted efforts to save them. In a nutshell these regulatory changes make it more difficult to protect species, to add new species to the list, easier to remove species currently on the list, to reduce protections for imperiled species, to make it more difficult to protect critical habitat, and to bias listing decisions based on unreliable economic analyses rather than on scientific data.
Incorrectly skewed at all angles, it is a shame to watch our country’s priorities shift to devalue wildlife on every level. As a senior now and resident of the 50th Congressional District, it is very clear that our generation, those of us who grew up appreciating and respecting wildlife, must take a stand for conservation and oppose all nine of these regulatory changes. If implemented, these changes will tie the hands of the ESA, making it next to impossible to prevent species from disappearing forever. I hope you’ll join me in taking a stand for the ESA and opposing all new changes that will in any way weaken the ESA. Christine Nava Escondido
alifornians already know about the wildfire crisis that’s been afflicting this state for the last few years, highlighted by a rash of huge blazes and the evacuations of at least 250,000 persons. It’s caused by a combination of climate change, forestry practices and the seemingly endless human drive to build more and more houses in increasingly remote and fire-prone areas. But many may not realize that a fire insurance crisis is also almost upon us. Sure, state legislators led by incoming state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara worked much of the year to protect victims of the huge 2017 fires that hit the Wine Country, Ventura County and parts of San Diego County. Homeowners burned out in this year’s firestorms in Shasta, Butte, Ventura, Los Angeles and rural parts of Mendocino, Lake, Orange and Riverside counties, could also benefit from what they’ve done — essentially expanding from one year to two the time when insurance companies cannot cancel fire coverage in burned-out areas or their nearby peripheries. The clock starts running on that time when the governor declares a state of emergency in a fire area. But … there’s nothing to prevent insurance companies from lowering their risks by canceling policies on homes and other buildings in fire-prone areas that have not yet burned. There’s little doubt insurance companies want to minimize their risks. They were the leading lobbyists against a legislative bill letting big utility companies off the hook for damages caused by fires their equipment starts.
california focus thomas d. elias That could have upped liabilities by hundreds of millions of dollars for insurers, who would then raise premiums everywhere, not just in wildfire-prone areas. A fall-back bill that eventually passed could end up causing those very things. Insurance lobbyists also fought a bill requiring living expense insurance to include all reasonable costs of fire victims seeking to maintain their pre-conflagration living standards. These were among the biggest battles of the last legislative year, and they are not yet settled, with a special commission now attempting to hash out solutions designed to keep the utilities out of bankruptcy without dunning the average homeowner large new sums. With utilities already facing liabilities in the multiple billions of dollars, it may be hard to find such a formula, especially in a state increasingly fed up with large corporations fobbing the costs of their mistakes and negligence onto their customers. Which means that what outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown said last year about wildfires and climate change — “All hell is breaking loose” — applies now to more than the actual fires. Things always get more contentious as monetary stakes rise. But the threat to fire insurance isn’t completely new. Outgoing state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones saw it coming a year ago. “The companies must renew policies for a time
on homes in fire disaster areas,” he said then. “But they don’t have to renew policies in non-disaster areas when they expire and they don’t have to renew homes in disaster areas beyond the time limits. So crisis is here. But it won’t be like what happened after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, when property insurance companies refused to renew most policies and stopped writing new home and business property coverage anywhere in California. That impasse — it amounted to blackmail — ended in 1996 with creation of the California Earthquake Authority and elimination of an old rule forcing companies that write property insurance also to offer quake insurance. The state-run CEA now writes the vast majority of earthquake policies. That’s because there is a safety net of sorts for homeowners whose coverage is not renewed. It’s called the Fair Plan, roughly equivalent to the CEA in that it must insure anyone who applies. But Fair Plan rates are much higher than other fire policies, although by law prices cannot be excessive, whatever that means. Before last year’s blazes, the number of Fair Plan policies was rising by about 1,000 per year. The figure was up in 2017 and likely will climb substantially over the next two years. So the fire insurance crisis will be less about scarce insurance than it is about money. That won’t make it any less painful for those who are forced to foot much higher bills than ever before. Email Thomas Elias at email@example.com.
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Vista museum hosts 18th annual Civil War re-enactment By Christina Macone-Greene
VISTA — Thunderous cannon fire and smokefilled air was the scene at the Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum for its 18th annual Civil War re-enactment. On Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, spectators traveled back in time to catch a glimpse of what the Civil War was like between the Confederate and Union Calvary units. During the two-day festival, the re-enactment of battle scenes drew crowds of people. It’s estimated that more than 2,500 took part in the event. Bruce Smith of Norco has participated in the North Calvary re-enactment for several years — his trusty steed, Nick, did an excellent job for a first-timer. “These are really nice grounds with lots of nice people,” Smith said. “What’s most enjoyable is being able to share the history with others.” Randy Nielsen, who re-enacted the Union’s Second Calvary Regiment along with Tiny Mandis and Larry Moon, said he always likes coming out to be part of the special experience. Lisa Albrecht of Jamul, dressed in 1860s period clothing, said what brings her back to the event is the authenticity of the experience. Riding horseback was John Roberts, on Bucky,
CANNON FIRE covers the “battlefield” in smoke at the annual Civil War re-enactment at the Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum. An estimated 2,500 people took part in the two-day festival Nov. 3-4. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
who echoed the same as Albrecht. The avid equestrian from Ramona said he always looked forward to the re-enactment of American history and bringing it to back to life. Museum Director Ashley Jaques shared how the event weekend fell on Veterans Appreciation Weekend, which was a perfect time to feature Civil War re-enactments. In addition to watching the live battles which occurred twice a day, Jaques said visitors were able to take self-guided tours through the north
and south camps. Families were also able to witness artillery demos, live cannon fire, sutlers selling Civil War souvenirs and more. Above all, everyone had the opportunity to be part of a living history Civil War tour experience. “What makes the event so unique is being able to see the battles in California,” Jaques said, noting how the re-enactments happened on one of the museum’s vast outdoor fields. She also noted the historical timeframe mirrored that of the museum which made the day even more
relevant. Jaques said their museum collection beings in the 1849 era. Throughout the weekend, guests also visited weaving and spinning demonstrations as well as stopping by the blacksmith shop. People also viewed the expansive N’Scale Short Track Railroad. “We hope that everyone who stopped by walked away with an appreciation for history,” she said. To learn more about the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista as RE-ENACTMENT VETERANS Lisa Albrecht and John Robwell as upcoming events, erts, atop Bucky, say they love the authenticity of the annual visit agsem.com. event. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
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NOV. 16, 2018
Flip the 49th! Neighbors in Action looks to build on success By Kelli Kyle
CARLSBAD — A few days after Election Night, on a Saturday morning, the headquarters of Flip the 49! Neighbors in Action is strangely quiet. “Super volunteers” Karin Brennan and Gus Hawthorn sit several feet away from each other at a large black table — they’re both fighting off a cold that the whole staff seemed to catch immediately after Tuesday’s excitement. The quiet is a somewhat welcome change after what the two described as a very exhausting yet rewarding election cycle. “I’ve never been around people that were as committed and worked as hard as they did in here for no pay,” Hawthorn said. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Flip the 49th! achieved the goal they set after the 2016 general election, nearly two years ago. The 49th Congressional District, which represents most of North County, went blue. Democrat Mike Levin won the House seat, receiving over 55 percent of the vote in his contest against Republican Diane Harkey. Republican Darrell Issa previously represented the 49th District
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to describe the Democrat midterm surge that led the party’s regaining control of the House of Representatives and other key races — crashed ashore throughout the region, particularly in coastal North County. UC San Diego political science professor Thad Kousser said that the surge was historic along the coast. “Clearly, this is a watershed election in which the entire coastal part of Southern California has gone blue on the congressional side,” Kousser said. “Orange County will not have a single Republican member of Congress and in San Diego, Democrats have added the 49th District after Scott Peters’ historic election six years ago. “This is a generational moment in California politics that completes this transformation for this state that has a clear east-west divide,” Kousser said. “My take on this since the day after the election and the subsequent counts is that this really was a big wave, this was not a split decision.” Democrats make gains in federal, state, local races
Changes in demographics, combined with a deeply unpopular president, have made the Republican ticket less reliable throughout the region than in years past. In 2016, North County voters favored Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 16 percent. This unpopularity played itself out in the region’s marquee race, the 49th Congressional District, where Mike Levin defeated Diane Harkey for control of a seat held by Republican Darrell Issa for 20 years. It also showed up during
MIKE LEVIN celebrates his 49th District congressional victory with his wife, Chrissy, on Election Night in Del Mar. Photo via Facebook
— when he announced his retirement in January, Flip the 49th! kicked their efforts into overdrive to get a Democrat through the “jungle primaries” and onto the November ballot. They weren’t tied to any particular candidate in that phase, but when Mike Levin made it through, Flip the 49th! continued to push hard. “For more than a year-and-ahalf folks had been getting trained and doing all this work, and seeing it explode in the primary and continue to grow during the general — I know I was extremely con-
the 2018 primary election in the 76th State Assembly District, which had been reliably Republican since its creation after the 2010 Census. This year, however, a Republican did not advance to the runoff, where Encinitas City Councilwoman Tasha Boerner Horvath defeated Oceanside activist and former journalist Elizabeth Warren to claim the seat, padding Democrats’ comfortable majority in the State Assembly. In Encinitas, a nonpartisan community, but one where Democrats had made inroads over the past three election cycles, there were concerns that thousands of dollars from developer-funded political action committees could split the council, and in the event of a Boerner Horvath victory, could put the fate of the council majority in the balance. Instead, it appears that Democrats in Encinitas could control all five council seats, as Catherine Blakespear coasted to a victory in the mayor’s race, and the candidates she supported — District 4 incumbent Joe Mosca and District 3 challenger Jody Hubbard — appear headed for victory in their respective races. This would give them a super-majority on the council as they appoint a replacement for Boerner Horvath’s final two years. In Carlsbad, Matt Hall scored a victory for Republicans by defeating Cori Schumacher in a very contentious race for the city’s mayor. But Schumacher’s allies Barbara Hamilton and Priya Bhat-Patel, after trailing on election night, have assumed the lead in their respective council district races over Tracy Carmichael and Corrine Busta, respectively.
fident with the results we would get,” Johnny Papagiannis, Flip the 49th! campaign manager, said. The other challenge was to get people to actually vote. The group met 190 percent of its goal for number of volunteer shifts. It also exceeded its goal of yes votes for Levin — more than 18,000 people members talked to said they would vote for the Democrat. From Del Mar Heights to Vista, Flip the 49th! volunteers knocked on doors all over North County, with the goal of reaching low-propensity and infrequent vot-
With Schumacher still having two years remaining in her council term, Carlsbad’s City Council will have a 3-2 Democratic majority for at least the next two years. “This was your grandfather’s San Diego,” Kousser said of Carlsbad’s previous Republican unanimity and Encinitas’ moderate Republican lean. “But when Encinitas will wind up with a stronger Democratic majority than the city of San Diego, that is a huge transition.” Kousser said that Carlsbad and Encinitas’ move toward the center-left is directly correlated to the unpopularity of President Donald Trump in the region, especially in those cities’ suburbs, which are the areas where Trump’s unpopularity resonates. “Those eastern suburbs, those are the types of areas where Donald Trump has brought the biggest losses, those affluent white suburbs that are socially moderate and pro-immigration,” Kousser said. “These are parts of California where Trump is losing for the Republican Party.” A similar phenomenon occurred in San Marcos, where Rebecca Jones — the city’s vice mayor who was endorsed by the Republican Party and all of the region’s Republican mayors — defeated outgoing Councilman Chris Orlando in the city’s mayoral election. But the candidates Orlando supported in the city’s two council district races — longtime school board member Randy Walton and attorney Maria Nunez — are headed to victories. While still in the minority, San Marcos now has a 3-2 ideological split on its board, the closest in the city’s history. And in Escondido, a
ers especially. “Nothing is more powerful than you knowing that your neighbor is doing something, and that means that you should probably be doing it too,” Terra Lawson-Remer, lead strategist for Flip the 49th!, said. Even though the election has passed, and the 49th has been flipped, the group wants to keep the “Neighbors in Action” piece of its name alive. Papagiannis said a group of active volunteers — including Hawthorn and Brennan — will hold a vision meeting in December to see what needs to be done next. “It’s really grown into this community of folks that want to do more work locally — city councils, school boards, on the county board,” Papagiannis said. Hawthorn said he wants to see the group do more to appeal to voters with no declared party. “We don’t want to get those votes and then turn our backs on those people,” Hawthorn said. “I think we need to maintain a connection to them.” Neighbors in Action also wants to energize the next gener-
usually reliably “red” city, incumbent Councilman Ed Gallo was soundly defeated by Consuelo Martinez and Mayor Sam Abed is in the fight of his political life, currently trailing challenger Paul “Mac” McNamara, the president of the Palomar College Governing Board, by 237 votes at the time of publication, as the race has steadily narrowed since election night. John Dadian, a San Diego-based political consultant, said that this result was the shock of the local election for him. “Well, he was a longtime incumbent and considered a (party) insider, and sometimes you tend to look too much inside, and everyone thought he had been doing well,” Dadian said. “And with the power of incumbency, you really didn’t see the challenger as a real threat. Everyone will certainly be holding their breath to the final outcome.” Dadian and Kousser agreed that Escondido’s demographic shift from a white to a split electorate with Latinos is playing a role in the outcome. Kousser likened it to the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park, where a rise in the city’s Chinese population initially gave rise to an all-white council, but then gave way to an Asian majority. “That area has been conservative and elected Sam Abed largely because of those demographic changes, out of concerns about whether Escondido had changed too quickly,” Kousser said. “But this election might be that tipping point where first you see the politics of reaction, but gradually you see the politics of acceptance and immigration. You see an issue like immigra-
ation of voters — those busy with their children and families, who may not have time to be politically involved. Brennan, now retired, remembers this energy-consuming part of her life well, but said the state of the country has changed. “Our kids weren’t getting shot up in their schools,” Brennan said. “There’s a big reason to have a voice now and change the landscape so when the next generation has kids, they’re not worried about the same things.” As they pursue next steps, members of Neighbors in Action want to stay connected to their grassroots origins. Almost all of the Flip the 49th! workforce was unpaid — many volunteers said this impacted how their message was received. Brennan said she wants to see that spirit kept alive with future initiatives. “It’s one thing to be committed, but when you’re doing this for months, that’s what grassroots means,” Brennan said. “It’s the care for your community that’s driving you. All of us feel richer for this experience, because we now know what kind of people we’re living around.”
tion spurring a Trump-like candidate like Abed, but at some point the demographic transformation is going to make it impossible to lead from the right forever.” Republicans make a stand
Republicans were able to control some of the key races in the region. In Vista, San Marcos and Carlsbad, Judy Ritter, Jones and Hall all won their mayoral races. In Oceanside’s District 2 council race, Republican-backed Chris Rodriguez took advantage of three Democrat-backed candidates splitting votes to win the seat. Two of the three Democratic and teachers’ union backed candidates in the San Dieguito Union High School District race were defeated as well, as incumbent Maureen “Mo” Muir narrowly defeated challenger Amy Flicker, and Melissa Mossy appears headed to a win over Rhea Stewart. Outgoing San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond soundly won election to the District 5 supervisor seat that was left vacant by longtime Supervisor Bill Horn, who termed out of office. And Republican State Assemblywoman Marie Waldron easily won re-election in the 75th Assembly District, while Republican State Sen. Pat Bates repelled a strong challenge by Marggie Castellano to win re-election in the 36th Senate District. In another state Senate win for Republicans, Assemblyman Brian Jones cruised to victory in the 38th District, filling the seat vacated by fellow Republican Joel Anderson (who is trailing in his bid for the 4th District seat on the state Board of Equalization).
Was it a ‘Blue Wave’?
Dadian said that he didn’t believe that the 76th Assembly Race was a product of the “blue wave” as much as it was too many Republicans splitting the vote in California’s so-called “jungle primary” system. “All of the candidates, with the exception of (Vista Councilwoman Amanda) Rigby, were from the same general geographical area,” Dadian said. “I don’t see it as much as a blue wave as a ‘blue trickle.’ ” He also said that he believed that some of the gains had less to do with political ideology and more to do with the advent of district elections in several North County cities. “When you’re campaigning in basically onefourth of your city, it is a lot easier to get your message across,” Dadian said. Kousser, however, said he sees that even in some of the victories — such as Bates and in the 50th Congressional District, where incumbent Duncan Hunter appears likely to hold his seat despite being under federal indictment and a strong showing by Democratic candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar — Democrats showed the strength of the wave. “Campa-Najjar only trailing by 11,000 votes (at press time) is closer than anyone would have ever predicted in bright red East County,” Kousser said. “And in any other election, taking on a sitting Minority Senate leader like Pat Bates would have seemed impossible. She doesn’t have any scandals, this is not a Duncan Hunter situation, but the fact that they got close in this district is another sign of how blue the surge was.”
NOV. 16, 2018
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11th-hour complaint brought against group supporting Vista pot referendum By Steve Horn
VISTA — As the clock struck 11 on the eve of Election Day, the city of Vista brought a five-count misdemeanor criminal complaint against a group which has spearheaded fundraising efforts for Measure Z, a ballot initiative which would legalize medical marijuana in the city. Brought in the Superior Court of California for San Diego’s North County on Nov. 1 by the Carlsbad-based City Attorney Darold Pieper, the criminal complaint alleges multiple city of Vista municipal code campaign finance violations by the group Safe Vista-Safe Access-Safe Community. Those violations, the complaint alleges, center around campaign mailers distributed by the group that endorsed political candidates running for local office in Vista. But in so doing, says the complaint, they did not include the proper disclosure notice stating that the mailer was not authorized or endorsed by those candidates. In this case, those candidates were Joe Green, running for mayor in Vista, and Corinna Contreras, running for City Council in Vista (both lost in the Nov. 6 election). In a statement provided to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the first outlet to report on the lawsuit, Green distanced himself from the campaign literature. “The information contained in the mailers was sent from a PAC unaffiliated with my campaign,” Green said. “All photos, web sites, and information was obtained via public access and was in no way authorized or produced, by me, my campaign committee, or members.” The existence of the lawsuit first came to the attention of The Coast News via a Nov. 1 email sent by Mary Azevedo. Though not disclosed in the email, Azevedo said in a response to a question sent via email that she serves as a campaign consultant for Vista Mayor Judy Ritter. And Ritter, in turn, has for months come out with a strong stance
Measure Z headed for victory VISTA — Measure Z, which would legalize the selling of medical cannabis within Vista city limits, appears headed for victory. As of Thursday morning, with San Diego County still counting votes, yes on Measure Z was winning 52.3 percent of the vote, with nearly 1,000 more of the over 20,000 votes cast. Two other marijuana-related ballot measures in Vista appear headed for a split decision. Measure AA, which would create a business tax system for the medical marijuana industry in the city, enjoys a similar advantage as Measure Z, with 52.4 percent voting yes. The competing Measure BB, which would create “up to three non-storefront (delivery only) retailers; authorizing up to two product safety testing laboratories; limiting these business to industrial-type zones; and authorizing and directing the City Council to establish licensing and operating regulations protecting public safety, health, security, and community welfare,” appears headed for defeat, with 54.6 percent of voters opposed. against Measure Z, calling it a referendum which has the support of an out-oftown financial backer, Malibu-based Barry Walker. “The actions of the Measure Z campaign show they have no respect for campaign rules in Vista or the Fair Political Practices Commission regulations,” Azevedo, who served as treasurer for current U.S. Secretary of Energy and former Texas Republican
Governor Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential run, told The Coast News. “I believe the mail sent out was deliberately done to appear it was from the candidates they know support their measure. If they are successful in passing Measure Z, will this blatant disregard of the law continue? I believe the city should maintain control of all aspects having to do with marijuana.” Walker was named in the criminal complaint as a co-defendant alongside the group which he has helped fund, Safe Vista-Safe Access-Safe Community, a group which has pumped over $107,000 into the electoral efforts aimed at getting the ballot initiative passed. In response to questions sent via email, Pieper said that the lawsuit was brought independently of Ritter. “The City Attorney/ City Prosecutor is solely responsible for determining that criminal charges should be filed on behalf of the City,” Pieper said. “No one on the City Council was aware that charges were being considered or filed until after that had occurred.” But Cody Campbell, former member of the Vista City Council affiliated with another group which supports Measure Z — Vistans for Safe Community Access — told The Coast News that he thought it was “very strange for the city to file a lawsuit of this nature” at this point in time during election season. He also called it a “political stunt” and a sign that city officials fear the passage of the ballot initiative. Campbell noted that generally, when campaign ethics violations ensue, they are brought by stakeholders to the Fair Political Practices Commission, which then attempts to handle the matter in ways short of bringing criminal charges. Responding to this line of critique, Pieper said that in his initial cease-and-desist letters sent to the Safe Vista organization — one sent on Oct. 22 and the other on Oct. 25 — he also sent copies to the Fair Political Practices Commission “in
Indicted Hunter cruises to re-election in 50th REGION — A federal indictment for alleged misuse of campaign funds couldn’t stop the re-election of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, who was gearing up for another term after defeating Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar. Hunter currently leads with nearly 53 percent of the vote. The 50th District includes parts of River-
side County and San Diego County, including San Marcos and Escondido. A federal grand jury indicted Hunter and his wife, Margaret, in August over allegations of improperly using campaign funds between 2009 and 2016 for personal expenses, such as vacations and dental bills. In spite of the indictment, Hunter maintained a polling lead over Campa-Najjar,
a small business owner, for most of September and October. Hunter, who served in the Marines and is the son of former Rep. Duncan Lee Hunter, has served in Congress since 2009. Hunter first represented the 52nd District, but redistricting after the 2010 census shifted him to the 50th District. — City News Service
the event they may decide to take action in the future.” “Our office received written and verbal complaints from citizens of Vista that the charged individuals and entities were unlawfully engaging in Vista Municipal Code violations as they relate to the election,” Pieper said. “Taking action before the election was intended to deter further violations, as is consistently done in other cases where ongoing criminal activity is involved.” Pieper also said he did not know how the email he had sent around about the lawsuit to city officials got into the hands of Azevedo to begin with. This is not the first time Pieper has tagged Walker with criminal charges, who was earlier hit with a complaint for illegally operating a marijuana dispensary in Vista known as The Green Gopher, noted Pieper. If convicted on all of the counts, the backers of Safe Vista-Safe Access-Safe Community could face up to a $5,000 fine or six months in jail.
Paul McNamara Sam Abed
VOTE PCT. 16,064 50.4% 15,827 49.6%
ESCONDIDO CITY COUNCIL (DIST. 1)
Consuelo Martinez Ed Gallo
VOTE PCT. 2,577 61.6% 1,608 38.4%
ESCONDIDO CITY COUNCIL (DIST. 2)
VOTE John Masson 4,961 Vanessa Valenzuela 3,504 Nicole A. Downey 1,022
PCT. 52.3% 36.9% 10.8%
SAN MARCOS MAYOR
VOTE 11,593 9,520 1,148
Rebecca Jones Chris Orlando Bradley Zink
VOTE 1,325 1,151 367
Randy Walton Mike Sannella Eric Flodine
VOTE 3,679 2,383 1,148
PCT. 46.6% 40.5% 12.9%
SAN MARCOS CITY COUNCIL (D-2)
Judy Ritter Joe Green Dominic D’Agostini
NOTE: Results as of Nov. 15
VOTE 10,516 7,932 1,918
PCT. 51.0% 33.1% 15.9%
VOTE PCT. 1,539 52.9% 1,372 47.1%
John B. Franklin Tazheen Nizam James Stuckrad
VOTE 3,272 2,438 432
VISTA CITY COUNCIL (DIST. 4)
PCT. 53.3% 39.7% 7.0%
ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DIST. (TRUSTEE AREA NO. 4)
Zesty Harper Georgine M. Tomasi
VOTE PCT. 3,364 50.8% 3,255 49.2%
PCT. ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DIST. 52.1% (TRUSTEE AREA NO. 5) 42.8% VOTE PCT. 5.2% Gary M. Altenburg 4,120 57.5% Frank Huston 3,043 42.5%
SAN MARCOS CITY COUNCIL (D-1)
Maria Nunez Craig Garcia Cliff Ireland
VISTA CITY COUNCIL (DIST. 1)
John J. Aguilera Corinna Contreras
SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST. (TRUSTEE AREA E)
Stacy Carlson Christina Linden
VOTE PCT. 4,301 75.2% 1,421 24.8%
VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (TRUSTEE AREA NO. 2)
Debbie Morton Carol W. Herrera
VOTE PCT. 3,656 57.4% 2,712 42.6%
PCT. MEASURE LL (VISTA) 51.6% $247M SCHOOL BONDS (55% REQ) 39.0% VOTE PCT. 9.4% Yes 24,445 62.4% No 14,746 37.6%
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Good football — and a debate sports talk jay paris
omeone is watching the Chargers and it’s not hard to see why. They’ll try to win their seventh straight game on Sunday when facing the visiting Denver Broncos. We checked in on the Chargers, the one-time local NFL bunch, at the season’s start, not sure if it was the end of the relationship. Would we still write about the football crew many once yelled for so loudly? Or would Year 2 of the team’s heartbreaking move feature the hostility revealed following its exit after 2016 season? Not sure if the TV ratings reflect those cheering or jeering, but come Sundays, folks in this region still tune in. After flicking on the Chargers for 56 years of Sundays, some habits have a slow demise. When the Chargers played the Oakland Raiders last weekend, more than a million San Diego County screens landed on the contest. North County remote-holders were among those numbers and what they’re seeing is a squad that’s easy to go, “Hip, hip hooray.” Quarterback Philip Rivers, who remains one of us regardless of a North County commute that many of us can relate to, is having a sensational season. “It’s not that bad,” Rivers said of his trek. “It’s a little longer to the games than to practice but we are making it work.” What’s difficult is remembering when the Chargers last played at StubHub Center. They’re going 40 days between home games, although someone saying, “Carson” is the Chargers’ adobe, well, that’s a
stretch. But it’s real, the Chargers’ 7-2 record, and if the cards fall right, they’ll be 9-2 when facing the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 2. Then again, it’s the Chargers, where a calamity is usually around the next bend. Although no one can twist an equation which shows a 13-3 mark over their last 16 games. Still, inside linebacker Denzel Perryman, the team’s second-leading tackler, had his knee tweaked the wrong way in Sunday’s win over the Raiders. He’s gone for the season and an improving run defense took a haymaker to its jaw. Rivers, clearly the most popular and familiar Charger with San Diego ties, is having a sweet 16th season. Rivers has heaved 21 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. Tight end Antonio Gates isn’t what he was, but with every catch the future Hall of Famer seemingly sets another record while rewinding our memory bank. The owners? It’s the same family and that’s why many have blacked out and blocked out the Bolts. That’s totally understood. Same with the argument that some fans don’t attend games to peek at the owner’s box, instead putting their focus on the real Chargers, the players on the field. That’s a circle of debate that is endless. Boil it down to the football and the Chargers are fun to witness. Melvin Gordon is on the short list of best allaround NFL backs. Rivers aims for a receiving corps led by Keenan Allen, with plenty of other reliable hands not belonging to him. Safety Derwin James, the team’s top pick, has been phenomenal, showing versatility and playing at a velocity which is impressive. Defensive end Melvin Ingram is reaching another gear and just what happens when — if? — Pro Bowler Joey Bosa (foot) comes back. Plus, there’s rookie Scott Quessenberry of La Costa Canyon High as he earns his stripes as a backup offensive lineman. Considering the subpar football the Chargers presented fans around here — not making the playoffs in seven of the past eight years — they have long paid their dues to see some decent football. Now that’s it’s being played some 100 miles away from where it should be, isn’t right. But it’s not wrong enjoying Rivers and friends performing at a high level. Contact Jay Paris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @jparis8_sports.
THE CAL STATE SAN MARCOS men’s cross country team is ranked No. 22, its first ranking in program history.
CSUSM cross country teams have high hopes By Steve Horn
SAN MARCOS — The men’s and women’s cross country teams at California State University-San Marcos will toe the line on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the attempt to qualify for the Dec. 1 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division-II National Championship meet. Held in Billings, Montana, the men’s team is now ranked in the Top 25 at No. 22 for the first time in program history. It’s the team’s second year competing at the Division-II level on the back of its second-place performance at the California Collegiate Athletic Association meet Nov. 3 in San Bernardino, California. Teams which finish in the top three slots at Regionals earn a spot at Nationals, which this year will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 1. Ten at-large teams also make it to the big dance, chosen via a complex set of computational criteria. The women’s team qualified for the National Meet last year in its first year eligible to do so. It finished in eighth place out of 32 teams and with five of its top eight runners graduating. Also losing its head coach Steve Scott to retirement, the team went into the season sans great expectations. But Coach Torrey Olson, who leads the men and women, told The Coast News that he believes the team has a shot at making it back to the big stage again if it races well in Billings. “I think both teams, men and women, have a real chance to go and make it to NCAAs,” Olson said. “It’s going to take a good effort from everybody and maybe a little bit of luck, but both teams have a really good chance.” In his premier season as head coach, taking over the helm in mid-July, Olson had big shoes to fill in replacing Scott. Not only a beloved and long-tenured coach of both the men’s and women’s squads at CSUSM, Scott also held the American record from 1982 until 2007 in
the mile at an otherworldly 3:47. He has run a sub-4 mile some 137 times. Olson said that Scott’s departure hit the women’s team particularly hard at first, with the men’s team adjusting to the coaching change with a bit more ease at the onset. But he believes that both teams have adjusted well overall to the changing of the guard as time has passed and the training cycle has worn on because the two of them, Scott and Olson, share a similar coaching ethos of moderation in training load and effort, as well as an emphasis on the well-being of each individual runner. Running athletes into the ground and onto the injury table, or putting undue pressure on athletes to perform, is not in either of their playbooks, said Olson. “I’m not a yeller,” he said. “All I’m asking is that you try your best and I’m going to accept the result. I’m never putting pressure on saying, ‘This result needs to happen,’ so I feel like in that sense it hasn’t been the harshest transition.” Olson further explained that both teams have emphasized a series of seven different but connected hard workouts this season via which the student-ath-
letes can measure the progress of their fitness and put their bodies to the test in efforts which simulate the grit needed to compete on race day. For the men, an example of one of those workouts was the most recent and seventh of the seven grueling workouts, which featured a 3-mile race pace effort, a short period of rest, two more miles at race pace, a short period of rest and then a last mile at race pace, finishing with a last hard 400 meters. For those doing the math, that’s about 6.2 miles (10K), or the distance the men will race at Regionals and Nationals, if they qualify for the latter. Olson said he has emphasized a team motto of racing hard and competing hard at the forefront, as opposed to overemphasizing any particular race tactics, beyond running as a pack. Training, he said, has simulated the array of race tactics and conditions which may arise, such as getting out to a fast start, a slow start with a sudden surge, among other scenarios, with the belief that psychological and physiological panic will not ensue for his runners if they feel they have encountered such dynamics during
training. Both the men and the women train daily at 7 a.m. before classes start. Olson said that he has attempted to simulate cross country course conditions in training by having the teams do many of their workouts at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos. San Marcos, he said, will turn any runner who trains there long enough into an apt hill runner, though he said the cross country courses on which they race are far flatter than anything they will encounter out on the roads of San Marcos. Billings, both literally as a locale and also in terms of its mid-November weather, is a far cry from San Marcos. But Olson said that he has instructed the student-athletes under his tutelage to dress for the occasion, keep warm-up gear on until right before the gun goes off for the race, and realize that everyone racing will be doing so in the same conditions. Race day weather forecast in Billings is a sunny but cold high of 28 degrees. With a low forecasted of 19 degrees, with the wind chill it will probably feel much lower due to forecasted winds of 10 to 20 mph.
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way the wind is blowing and the weather forecast, which will amount to the best aerial experience. Racing, too, is a part of the activity and the annual Applegate Open in Oregon — which Hill has participated in multiple times — acts as the de facto Super Bowl of the sport. But isn’t it scary? Hill said he gets nervous during the course of every paragliding adventure, but he differentiates that from fear. “I have to admit that I’m nervous every single time I fly because you never quite know what you’re going to find in terms of the air or the turbulence,” he said. “So, you have to have some mental tricks up your sleeve in terms of converting your nervousness. I wouldn’t say I’m scared because I’ve been flying for 20 years, but sometimes there’s an unease or an uncertainty that’s a little bit disconcerting. When you’re up really high, like 10,000 feet, I often get this weird sensation of ‘Holy shit. Even if I just glide and don’t do anything, it’s still going to take me 30 minutes to get down from way up here.’” Paragliding parallels flying an airplane or helicopter in that sophisticated technology and data helps guide those flying the aircraft to more ideal trajectories and locations. Hill, while sitting in harness paragliding, has access to what he said acts as a dashboard of sorts, using apps on his smartphone and on a separate GPS device for airborne activity to guide his flights. Like flying a plane, too, paragliders must depart from Federal Aviation Administration regulated airports called gliderports, the
most well-known of which in San Diego County sits in La Jolla at Torrey Pines. Another popular one sits on a hilltop at the Black Mountain Open Space Preserve. Another popular one called El Capitan sits in El Cajon, while Palomar Mountain also has one nearby. Of those, Hill says his favorites are Palomar and Torrey Pines, the latter of which reminds him of how and why he got started in the sport in New Zealand. “The place I learnt to fly is like Torrey Pines on steroids,” Hill said. “The cliff is about 15 miles long, and you can often fly three to four hours at a time, seeing almost no one else.” Landing, albeit, is a different story altogether. Unlike flying an airplane or helicopter, runways and landing pads are not an option unless one lands back at the gliderport from which he or she took off. For cross country flights, or those paragliding sojourns which take off from a gliderport but which do not have a final predetermined destination, paragliders attempt to land in public spaces, but that doesn’t always happen. Hill said that while some private landowners sometimes become angry at paragliders who culminate their cross country journeys on their land plots, just as many reach out a helping hand and show genuine warmth and interest in paragliding. Over the years, Hill has accrued over 500 hours’ worth of paragliding and his personal record for flying is going 60 miles in a straight line and 13,000 feet in the air. Those interested in Hill’s paragliding adventures and tips can read about them at his blog which he dutifully maintains, Paraglide Worldwide.
NOV. 16, 2018
Silent screen legend lives, dies in Vista Famous adobe estate bought by city, open for tours
Expensive furnishings, Spanish tapestries, silver crosses, iron, brass and gold-plated pieces, antique furniture and items gleaned from churches throughout Europe decorated the home. On July 6, 1934, Pollard died; however, Fisher continued to live in the adobe until 1951. She had a new home built in Vista — which could have been the one that she lived in next door to Shelhoup — in a similar hacienda style and remained there for the rest of her life.
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VISTA — Growing up next to a film star isn’t something everyone can experience, but Vista resident Kamal “Kam” Shelhoup did, and he has fond memories. As a kid, Shelhoup, whose family owned the local department store, Shelhoup’s and the original AVO Theater in Vista, lived next door to silent screen star Margarita Fisher in the mid-1950s. According to IMDb: Fisher was born on Feb. 12, 1886, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, as Margarita Fischer. As a child performer, and later as an ingénue star of the stage, Fisher was well-regarded in stock company groups of the Pacific Coast. Her father, John, was a noted minstrel. Fisher made her stage debut in Portland in the famous child role of Adrienne in “The Celebrated Case.” She became quite popular, which led to her father forming the Margarita Fischer Stock Co. The theatrical group toured the Pacific Coast for several years. During this time, she met soon-to-be husband, film director Harry A. Pollard, when they played opposite each other in San Francisco stock. Fisher appeared in several Hollywood silent films from around 1910 until 1927. Her first screen appearance was with the American Co. There followed three years as a leading woman for Universal. In 1913, she starred
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MARGARITA FISHER was well-established as a leading actress for Universal Pictures for several years. Courtesy photo
in “How Men Propose.” She is well-known for her role as an African-American slave girl in the Harriet Beecher Stowe three-reel epic “Uncle Tom's Cabin.” Additionally, she earned international acclaim as the “American Beauty” of the screen, and her face was shown in the heart of a rose, which became one of the movie's trademarks. Aside from Uncle Tom, the actress' motion pictures include “Lost: A Union Suit” (1914), “A Joke on Jane” (1914), “The Quest” (1915), “Robinson Crusoe” (1917), “Impossible Susan” (1918), “Trixie From Broadway” (1919), “The Thirtieth Piece of Silver” (1920), and “Any Woman” (1925). In April 1916, Fisher and Pollard formed the Pol-
lard Picture Plays Corp., and its first production was “The Pearl of Paradise.” It was staged in Los Angeles, Honolulu and the South Sea Islands. During World War I, Fisher changed her last name from Fischer to Fisher due to the anti-German sentiment in America. She is sometimes credited as Margarieta Fisher, Margarite Fisher, and Margurita Fisher. She died of heart disease in 1975 at the age of 89 in Encinitas. Said Shelhoup: “I would go over to her house and watch TV; she was the only one in the neighborhood that had a TV set. I would go over and watch him do auto detailing and then I’d go inside and spend time with her, watch her old movies. She was gracious, attractive and very lovely. I must have been around 12 years old. It was cool.” Sprawling adobe
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Prior to living in the Vista neighborhood next door CROP to Shelhoup, Fisher .93 and Pollard took up residence.93 at the Rancho Buena Vista4.17 property from 1931 to 1951. 4.28 The adobe was originally built in 1845, according to Jack Larimer, director of the Vista Historical Museum, and Vista Historical Society and Museum. In 1845, Felipe Subria petitioned Pio Pico for the Buena Vista land. He had squatted there for the previous 10 years. In 1846, he received 1184.9 acres that became Rancho Buena Vista. After several owners the property was eventually sold to Pollard and Fisher in 1931. Dressing it up
That same year, the Pollards invested $150,000 to upgrade the interior of the adobe. Tiles from Mexico were laid in many rooms, and tiles from Italy were imported for the bathroom remodel. In each bedroom wall, they added clothes closets, in the form of cupboards. Heavy wooden doors were hung between each room.
Several more owners followed, most making minor changes to the structure but upgrading and modernizing the plumbing and electric. The final owner offered to sell the adobe to the city of Vista. The City Council began hearings and voted to approve escrow on July 10, 1989, buying it for $1 million, with a loan of $2,150,000. After the purchase, a core of volunteers built a museum from scratch. To this date, the volunteer nonprofit group Friends of Rancho Buena Vista manages the gift shop and museum for tours. Additionally, a colorful mural of Fisher was commissioned by the city of Vista for its new downtown area. According to docent Nancy Koller, “Margarita was quite before her time. She did all kinds of major expensive renovations to the adobe from bringing in a famous landscaper from Hollywood Arthur Fields, who added a fountain in the front of the property. Her bathroom was quite extensive and modern for that time, it had a dual sink, expensive fixtures and more.” The couple also built a guest house that had two bedrooms and housed her famous friends when they came down from Los Angeles to Vista. Today the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe is considered a historical site and is open to the public three days a week depending on the season. Winter hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both Pollard and Fisher are buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.
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Veterans given Dream Flights in World War II-era biplane By Carey Blakely
REGION — Eight military veterans from the La Costa Glen retirement community in Carlsbad took to the skies in a World War IIera Boeing Stearman PT-17 biplane during Ageless Aviation Dream Flights on Nov. 1. Pilot Mike Sommars flew one veteran at a time at the Oceanside Municipal Airport, while his wife, Lynn, helped coordinate the schedule and prepare the veterans for takeoff. The couple from Scottsdale, Arizona, volunteers about 10 hours a week for the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, which provides free Stearman flights with the mission to “give back to those who have given.” The nonprofit has provided about 3,500 dream flights across 42 states since 2011. As Lynn sees it, “Everyone from that era gave — whether it was their military service, living on rations, or losing brothers and other loved ones to the war effort. We want all the participants, who might need canes or have physical pains now, to remember who they were years ago when they get up into the sky today.” Two of the La Costa Glen veterans served during World War II, while others served during the Vietnam, Korean and Cold war conflicts as well as in peacetime. Lloyd Anna, when he was 19 years old in 1943, learned to fly in a Boeing Stearman before fighting in World War II. Anna got the chance to return to the open cockpit of his original training plane and recall what it felt like to climb aboard so many years ago. After his flight Anna said, “Oh man, I was in heaven; close to it anyway!” Joyce Dietz, who served as a flight nurse during Vietnam, shared, “It was so much fun to take this flight today and to see the coastline, the lagoons and the vastness of Camp Pendleton. It was an exhilarating experience!” While in the service, Dietz flew to Japan to retrieve soldiers who had been wounded in Vietnam and bring them home. She would sometimes be the sole nurse aboard, whose task was to stabilize the soldiers and care for their injuries. Dietz went on to work as a nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in La Jolla from when it opened in 1972 until she retired in the late ’80s. Her husband, Dick Dietz, also took a Dream Flight on Nov. 1. He had a long Navy career as an aviator based out of Coronado’s North Island. During the Cold War, Dietz flew a Grumman S-2 while searching for Russian submarines. In Vietnam, he flew surveillance missions in search of ships entering the Gulf of Tonkin that were delivering rockets and other weaponry to the North Vietnamese. Another La Costa Glen resident named Hal Sprogis, who was an Air Force pilot and then a captain for United Airlines, was elated by the flight and the fact that his daughter — also a pilot
We want all the participants ... to remember who they were years ago when they get up into the sky today.” Lynn Sommars Dream Flights coordinator
— was there to cheer him on. Sprogis, who has logged more than 20,000 flight hours, told the story of how he had applied for the Air Force before being drafted by the Army in 1951. In order to buy himself more time for the Air Force application to be processed, he intentionally took repeated hard breaths during his chest X-ray at the Army physical. The labored breathing distorted the X-ray and delayed his Army processing
long enough to get his paperwork approved for the Air Force. His trick worked and gave him his entry into flying — a passion that he has never lost. Sprogis’ daughter, Kim Wascher, said her father inspired her to become a pilot. Wascher worked as a captain for Air Wisconsin. “I saw the lifestyle he led and wanted that for myself. I loved traveling, living out of a suitcase and then setting the parking brake and being home for days.” Wascher’s husband was a Marine helicopter pilot who served in Iraq. The other La Costa Glen dream flight passengers were Dick Haskett, who flew 28 years for the Air Force and then flew rescue missions for Civil Air Patrol; Naval Criminal Investigative Service Agent Roy Mosteller, who was assigned to the Chief Cable Censor during World War II and served in the military for 22 years; Wayne Strunk, who served in the Army from 1949 to 1951 and became a hobbyist pilot; and Ron Ludwig, a career Navy pilot serving during the Korean and Cold wars and currently a VOLUNTEER PILOT Mike Sommars shakes hands with Capt. Hal Sprogis, who flew for the Air docent for the USS Midway. Force and then for United Airlines. Photo by Carey Blakely
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Umami Japanese delights in San Marcos
y familiarity with the newish development called North City in San Marcos until this point has been limited to occasional workouts on the beautiful Cal State San Marcos track nearby. Although for those of you unfamiliar with the area, there are also some nice hikes at places like Double Peak and fishing at Discovery Lake. Adding to those attractions is a culinary renaissance of sorts in the North City culinary corridor as they are calling it. In addition to Umami, there is a Prep Kitchen outpost, Grit Coffee, Urge Gastropub and Newtopia Cyder. Umami opened Nov. 1 but was running like an established restaurant when I visited during their second week open. They feature primarily sushi and Japanese cuisine but also dabble in other Asian dishes on the vast menu. It was somewhat difficult to narrow down our choices, as everything looked very appealing. The extensive menu of
CO-OWNER AND CHEF Eric Lee and his wife, Jenny, at Umami in San Marcos, which opened Nov. 1. Photo by David Boylan
Japanese and Asian specialties includes appetizers like Chicken Karage and Spicy Tuna Canape, traditional salads such as Ika Sansai and Salmon Skin Salad, as well as a full sushi menu, including unique rolls like the Ninja with spicy tuna, krab, cilantro, jalapenos, sesame seed and fire sauce. Crunchy rolls are popular
these days and their version is the Vegetable Roll with spring mix, avocado, kanpyo, gobo, cucumber, fried asparagus and topped with crunchy flakes and sweet sauce. There are classic Japanese Bento Boxes featuring Grilled Calamari and Spicy Pork for the entrees, as well as a selection of ramens including the Shio
Ramen made with chicken broth and the Tonkotsu Ramen with house-made pork broth. On top of all that variety they are doing he Bao Bun thing and those are fabulous as well. The one I tried was filled with pork belly and that is quite the nice combination. One of the highlights of the evening was the Bluefin Tuna Sushi that was like butter. Although you have to say that like “butta” because it was so melt-in-your mouth tender and delicious. At some point in my life I am going to splurge and eat Bluefin or Toro until I am full … with really good sake to go with it. It is quite possibly my favorite thing to eat and while it can be a bit pricey, it is worth every cent. There is no need for dipping in soy sauce and wasabi with this prime piece of raw fish goodness, just enjoy it as is with no distractions. Speaking of sake, Umani features Japanese beers, along with a selection of rotating craft beers as well as a full menu of warm and cold sakes and a limited selection of wine. I was so happy to see Mochi Ice Cream on the dessert menu, as it’s one of my favorite desserts. For those that don’t know about this delightful treat, mochi ice cream is a small, round confection consisting of a soft, pounded sticky rice dumpling formed around an ice cream filling. Something about that texture surrounding ice cream makes me very happy. Umami is a family-owned restaurant backed by David Sasuga; CEO of San Marcos-based Fresh Or-
UMAMI JAPANESE COPY opened this month in the North City development in San Marcos. The restaurant features sushi and Japanese cuisine, but also dabbles in other Asian dishes. Photo via Facebook
igins Microgreens, a local purveyor respected by chefs nationwide for its extensive selection of microgreens and edible flowers his family has farmed since 1995. I’m thinking that might be a fun column for future reference. The creative direction for Umami Japanese comes from Sasuga’s brother-in-law, co-owner and chef Eric Lee who you may have heard of from other area projects like Blue Ocean in Carlsbad, and his wife Jenny. Chef Lee runs the day-
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NOV. 16, 2018
Keeper raises awareness over local plight of the bumble bee By Aaron Burgin
ENCINITAS — “When was the last time you saw a bumble bee?” Quentin Alexander posed a rhetorical question to a reporter. “You don’t. They just aren’t around.” Alexander, a beehive removal specialist in Encinitas, has been trying to raise awareness about the plight of the plump black and yellow cousins of the more common honeybee. This week, he transported what he believes to be one of North County’s last large hives of bumble bees from a Leucadia property to Elfin Forest, in hopes of moving the bees away from harmful pesticides and insecticides that have decimated bumble bee populations worldwide. “I’m so scared for these bumble bees,” Alexander said Nov. 5. “If we don’t do something, they’re going to go extinct in our generation.” Most people, Alexander said, are aware of the woes plaguing honeybee populations, as colony collapse disorder, which entomologists believe is caused by exposure to neonicotinoids, has decimated hives worldwide. Few people, Alexander and other experts said, are aware that bumble bees, which are native to North America, are experiencing the same — or even worse — declines. Rich Hatfield is a senior conservation biologist with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, which is the leading advocacy group for honeybee and bumble bee conservation. Hatfield authored the guidelines on best practices for bumble bee conservation. While he said he
couldn’t speak to the veracity of Alexander’s claims that the hive is one of the last remaining in North San Diego County, he did say that nearly one fourth of bumble bee species face extinction. The Franklin’s bumble bee, native to Northern California and Southern Oregon, was declared critically endangered in 2004 and the rusty patched bumblebee was put on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services endangered species list in 2016. “There is really good evidence that bumble bees are facing equal, if not more serious decline than honeybees,” said Hatfield, who said that honeybee colony collapse is more akin to an agricultural issue than an extinction event, which is what many species face. Hatfield said that commercially raised bumble bees have spread diseases to native populations, and pesticide use in California — especially in the Central Valley — has decimated those populations. Climate change and drought have also taken a toll on bee habitat. Additionally, he said, humans have knocked down bumble bee habitat to make way for homes and development. People can do their part in helping rebuild the populations by providing bees a safe place to build their nests, refraining from using neonicotinoids and even creating habitat on portions of land to foster the growth of the hive, Hatfield said. Alexander said he has tried to get businesses along Coast Highway 101 with landscaping to pledge to stop using insecticides that in-
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t’s that time of year — when we begin to think about what to give whom for the holidays. FYI, as of publication date, there are 38 shopping days before Christmas; a lot less or a few more depending on whether you celebrate other holidays. If there are travelers on your list, or you’d like to give others some suggestions for you, here are a few items to consider:
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Kiwanis hosts kids fishing day ESCONDIDO — Hidden Valley Kiwanis and the Senior Anglers of Escondido will host the annual Children’s Fishing Experience from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 1 and from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2, for children age 8 and under, at Escondido’s Dixon Lake, 1700 N. La Honda Drive. The fishing is free to all eligible children, but there is a $5 per car park fee that is collected by the city of Escondido (free to seniors). There are no fees being collected by Hidden Valley Kiwanis, as this in one of its effort to give back to the community. Donations are accepted but not solicited. No fishing permits are required and all fishing gear and bait will be provided.
This event is held in conjunction with Escondido’s annual Trout Season Fishing tournament Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Food and refreshments will be available, or bring a picnic lunch and celebrate winter sunshine at the lake. For more information and directions to Dixon Lake, visit HiddenValleyKiwanis.org. The club members will construct two 10x20x6 -foot deep netted enclosures stocked with trout just for the children. The Senior Anglers of Escondido will supply all the fishing gear and assisting the children. This experience is not limited to the community of Escondido, but all who wish to attend.
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special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. BEST OF NATURE PHOTOS
Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors honored seven local, amateur photographers for their winning images in Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve’s photo contest. This year’s winners include “Water. Fall.” By William Arboleda - Best in Show; “Alligator” by Cathy Phillips - People’s Choice; “Damsel in Bluedress” by Stella Klins – Youth; “Autumn Falls” By Hayden Vance - Water Scenery; Just Around the Corner” by Daniel Tomczak – Animals; “Yucca Beauty” by Cynthia Freeman – Plants and “Secret Falls” by Lance Hanekamp - Scenic View. This year’s winning photographs will be on display through April 30, 2019, at the Interpretive Center, 8833 Harmony Grove Road in Escondido. PHYSICIAN MOIR HONORED
A longtime Escondido resident, Palomar Health cardiologist and philanthropist Douglas Moir, MD, was honored with the “Robert Krejci Standard of Excellence Award” by the North County Philanthropy Council at its 31st annual Volunteer Awards. Moir and his wife, Margaret, have been active volunteers and contributors to causes that promote the health and well-being of North County residents, since they first moved there in 1975. They active in the California Center for the Arts and the Escondido Charitable Foundation, Boys and Girls Club and Palomar Health fundraising campaigns and Moir is currently serving on the Palomar Health board of directors. NEW BRAIN SCIENCE BOOK
San Marcos psychotherapist, professor, artist and speaker, Vincentia Schroeter, announced her new book, “Communication Breakthrough: How Using Brain Science and Listening to Body Cues Can Transform Your Rela-
T he C oast News - I nland E dition tionships” from Wolfheart Press. See Schroeter discussing her book at https:// youtu.be/xSLPCKW9baU. The book shows how the brain reacts under stress and provides body techniques to shift moods for communication. For future author visits, call (408) 398-5940 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org CSUSM GETS KUDOS
Cal State San Marcos has been named to the “Washington Monthly” 2018 list of America’s Best Colleges For Student Voting. A part of College Guide and Rankings – which rates colleges and universities on their contributions to social mobility, research and public service. CSUSM’s inclusion on the list demonstrates the commitment that the University has made to promote civic engagement among the student body, encouraging students to vote and actively participate in community decisions.
Why can’t my wisdom age like wine?
did so expect to reach the age of wisdom. Someone promised me I would and if I remember who it was, they are in big trouble. I knew it existed. It seemed like my mom and dad got there… they knew everything and could do darned near anything, it seemed. For me, it didn’t happen at 40. It didn’t happen at 50 and, well, if it were ever going to arrive, it would have been here by now. I notice it in the little things. I needed a new wine decanter for church. The previous one was tall and graceful and caught the sleeve of one of the clergy. I suppose it’s an occupational hazard, when they are required to
SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Calvin Christian School welcomes interested families to learn about the school’s programs, meet faculty and current students, visit classrooms, and tour the 25-acre campus. Move Up Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at 2000 N. Broadway, Escondido. Guests who pre-register their attendance will receive a complimentary dinner. RSVP to email@example.com or call (760) 520-8435 with your questions. NEW CHIROPRACTOR
Foundation Chiropractic celebrated its grand opening at 785 Grand Ave., Carlsbad on Nov. 15, with congratulations from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
jean gillette wear flowing robes. It took an impressive fall, shattering utterly. If I had reached the age of wisdom, the end result of that decanter’s demise shouldn’t have surprised me. But it did. It fell on a rug-covered floor and I would have expected it not to break or to only to snap at the neck. Must be some physics of glass I failed to pick up along the way. Then I did a thorough search for a replacement de-
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NURSERY GRAND OPENING
Visit the Grand Opening of the new Rancho Vista Nursery Farmshop, a wholesale succulent nursery, at 1430 Buena Vista Drive, Vista Nov. 17, with an 8 to 10 a.m. nursery tour and Plant-a-Pot workshop for $10/person, a 10 a.m. to noon Succulent Pumpkin workshop for $30/person and Macrame Plant Hanging workshops from 10 a.m. to noon and noon to 2 p.m., $30/person.
canter, whose shape might avoid being snagged by a chasuble or prayer shawl. I found one that seemed perfect, with a lovely wide bottom (you should pardon the expression). It wasn’t until I poured the sacramental wine into it, that I realized my shortsightedness. An entire cup of liquid scarcely covered the bottom, which just looked odd. It was also tricky to pour from decanter to cup. I foresaw none of that when I looked at it. I just know my dad would have spotted the problems, but then he did pour a lot more wine than I have. The final blow was from the cool, long-handled decanter sponge that was cleverly advertised along with
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DEAR DOCTOR: What is considered a normal blood pressure for a person in their late 70s? My doctor said it should be in area of 120/80. But I have read that older persons' pressure may be higher -- closer to 140/90 -- and that pressure would not be dangerous. Am I the only one confused by the new blood pressure guidelines? DEAR READER: No, you are not alone in struggling to understand the revised blood pressure guidelines. They were issued in November 2017, and we have been receiving mail about them ever since. The questions aren't limited to the lay public, either. Due to several issues, which we'll address in a moment, these more stringent guidelines are also an ongoing topic of discussion among health care providers. But let's start with your main question. You're correct that in the past, blood pressure goals for elderly adults were looser. They allowed for a slightly higher range for
normal blood pressure compared to younger adults. However, the newest guidelines do not make the same allowances. As your doctor explained, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association now define normal blood pressure for adults as readings less than 120/80. If the top number falls between 120 and 129, even with a lower number of 80 or less, this is considered to be elevated blood pressure. Readings of 130/80 and higher are the threshold for several escalating stages of high blood pressure. At this time, these guidelines apply to all healthy adults, regardless of their age. By some estimates, the updated guidelines have moved close to half of all adults into the hypertension category, basically overnight. Part of the thinking behind the update was that flagging potential hypertension earlier would encourage patients and their doctors to discuss appropriate lifestyle changes. However, the rigor of the new goals has caused quite a bit of discussion, and even discord. The updated guidelines are based on results from a study known as the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT. In the study, participants rested quietly for five minutes before their blood pressure readings, which were taken with an automated
device. Three consecutive readings were then averaged together to arrive at a final number. This is different enough from the way in which blood pressure is typically measured in a doctor's office that many health care professionals have made the argument that the methodology had a statistically significant impact on results. In addition, they address your question, saying it's unreasonable to expect someone in their later years to have the same blood pressure as someone in their 30s. None of this changes the fact that hypertension is dangerous. Blood pressure that is uncontrolled raises your risk of grave health problems, which include blood clots, stroke, kidney disease, heart disease and heart attack. Not only that, the higher the numbers, the higher the risks. Our advice is to discuss the issue with your primary care physician, who is familiar with your general health, your medical history and any specific risks that you face. He or she will help you set the blood pressure goals that are right for you. Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, is an internist and associate professor of medicine at UCLA Health. Elizabeth Ko, M.D., is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Health.
the decanter. It looked perfect for getting water drops out after washing and I was terribly proud of myself for finding it. Once opened, however, the firmly curledup tip was too fat to fit into any wine decanter I possess or have seen. I shall remain puzzled. It’s just never simple, is it? I’m still annoyed at my elders for making it look so easy. And now, general wisdom seems to have jumped straight to the next generation, since I have to ask a fifth-grader how to use my phone. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who wants to be a know-it-all. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Drunk decoy’ snags businesses SAN MARCOS — Sheriff's deputies conducted a “drunk decoy” operation at several San Marcos businesses Nov. 10, in which several clerks sold alcohol to a plainclothes officers who acted intoxicated. It is a misdemeanor in California to sell alcohol to a person who is obviously drunk. The operation took place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a news release from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. A plainclothes deputy entered eight licensed businesses and acted obviously intoxicated — she smelled of alcohol, stumbled into the store, slurred her speech, dropped items and bumped into displays before trying to purchase alcohol, the Sheriff's Department said. At five of the eight businesses, the clerk sold alcohol to the plainclothes deputy. After the sales, deputies and California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents entered the store to explain why the plainclothes deputy shouldn't have been sold alcohol, the Sheriff's Department said. “The operation is for educational purposes only and no enforcement action will be taken,” the news release said. — City News Service
Day of the Dead festivities enliven Escondido Center for the Arts By Steve Horn
ESCONDIDO — The California Center for the Arts, Escondido came alive on the Day of the Dead. The center played host to the Día de los Muertos Festival from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, offering a bevy of traditional holiday activities free of charge during the holiday weekend. That included a traditional ofrenda (Spanish for offering) ceremony and the ability for visitors to create altars for their loved ones who have passed away, music, food, traditional holiday face-painting and more. Things got off the ground at the festival with a procession led by Luis Ituarte, a Pasadena, California-based artist who is part of
the Escondido art collective, Public Address. That music-infused procession was led by a massive cart of cempasuchitl flowers, known to many as calendula flowers (in the marigold family). The cempasuchitl flowers came from the hometown locale at which they have been traditionally harvested for Día de los Muertos in Rosarito, which sits in Baja California, Mexico. After the procession around the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s art museum wing, Ituarte made a short statement, his wife and fellow Public Address member Gerda Govine read a poem and then the flowers were for the taking for those creating custom-made altars, dozens of
stations for which were made available by the Center for the Arts. The cempasuchitl became customary because observers of the holiday came to theorize that the spirits of those who have passed away visit the living during the holiday. The vibrant orange and strong-smelling flowers serve as a guide, akin to a lighthouse of sorts, to the altars for the dead. Observers also believe that the cempasuchitl flowers, and flowers more broadly, serve as a representation of life’s fragility. One person who created such an altar was the wife of Ely Ramos, who serves as a public relations and marketing specialist at the Center for the Arts.
“My wife was motivated to create an altar this year to remember her father who passed away last year in August,” explained Ramos. “It was really hard for her to deal with his death, plus him living in Oakland, it was hard for her to get closure. So last year during the Día de los Muertos Festival, she figured it would be good closure for her if she created an altar for her late father and she has continued the tradition this year. It has really been great for healing for her and her family!” For some, going to the Center for the festival has turned into an annual affair. “This was my second year attending. I was very moved by the
love and care that people were putting into the small altar spaces for their loved ones who have passed,” explained event attendee Patricia Barden. “I think the center does a great job with these festivals. The music was wonderful, with outstanding voices and performance by the mariachi group.” The Ituarte-led chunk of Día de los Muertos Festival sat as part of the broader “DesEscondido” art exhibit now on display at the Center for the Arts. Spanish for “no longer hidden,” the exhibit aims to make public the hidden aspects of Escondido — Spanish for “the hidden city” — which are public interest-oriented. It will remain open until Nov. 18.
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O’SIDE YOUTH BASKETBALL
The city of Oceanside Parks & Recreation Division is now accepting registration for Winter Youth and Teen Basketball Leagues. Cost is $80 for Oceanside residents; $90 for non-residents. Fees include a team shirt, trophy and officials. Games and practice at Junior Seau Beach Community Center and the Melba Bishop Recreation Center once a week from Dec. 1, through March 2, 2019; with a break for the holidays. Register at any Oceanside Recreation facility or online at oceansiderec. com. For more information, call (760) 435-5233. SPEAKER SERIES BEGINS
Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor will give a keynote address at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, as part of the Palomar College Student Equity speaker series. Request a ticket on-line at palomar. edu/robertreich. MOVIE SCREENING
The Gloria McClellan Center will screen a free, new movie release at 1 p.m. Nov. 16, at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Call (760) 6435282 for the movie title or e-mail mcooper@cityofvista. com. Closed captioning for the hearing impaired. SANTA HAS COME TO TOWN
Beginning Nov. 16, visit Santa at Escondido’s Westfield North County mall. Join Santa’s workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 18 for crafty gift-making, shopping, live music and tasty treats this season. The activities continue through Dec. 24. Skip the lines by making a reservation for photos at westfield.
com /northcounty/events / ey Tree Kokedama, a tradiall-events/photos-with-san- tional Japanese living art ta/50312. form where moss is used as a container for a plant from 10 to 11:30 am. Nov. 17 at San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, EnciPOINSETTIA TOURS It’s that time of year for nitas. Cost is $18 plus a $32 the free Poinsettia Green- per student materials fee on house tours at Weidner’s the day of class. Register at Garden, 695 Normandy sdbgarden.org/classes.htm. Road, Encinitas. Tour times are 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. GENEALOGY PROGRAMS Nov. 17 and noon and 2 p.m. The DNA Intermediate Nov. 18. Don’t forget to bring Group will meet 1-4 PM Satyour camera. For more in- urday, November 17 in the formation, call (760) 436- Community Room of Georgi2194. Come get a behind the na Cole Library, 1250 Carlsscenes look at how they grow bad Village Drive, Carlsbad. the varieties of poinsettias For information call (951) for the holidays. 567-3322, e-mail webmaster@nsdcgs, or visit the Society website nsdcgs.org. AAUW HOSTS GAME DAY The Carlsbad-Oceanside-Vista branch of the American Association of University Women will host ENCINITAS STREET FAIR its annual Scholarship lunThe Encinitas Holiday cheon fundraiser “Game Street Fair returns to downDay” at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17 town from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Nov. 18 for holiday shopping, Church, 2001 S. El Cami- live music and dance perforno Real, Oceanside. There mances. Coast Highway 101 will be bridge, Mah Jongg, will be closed from D Street Scrabble, 5 Crowns (cards) to J Street, starting at 4 a.m. or Yahtzee. The price to Parking will be available in play is $30, which includes the Civic Center lots on the lunch. RSVP to aauw.cov@ east side Vulcan, between gmail.com. E and F Streets, and in the Moonlight Beach lot at 4th and C Streets. For more ‘HARRY POTTER’ NIGHT Oceanside Public Li- information, visit encinibrary hosts a day of “Harry tas101.com. Potter” wizardry at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, including a WIDOWS, WIDOWERS DANCE trivia tournament, themed Make reservations by crafts and activities in the Nov. 19 for the North County courtyard. Costumes are op- Widows and Widowers Club tional, but encouraged. For Harvest Country Western information, visit oceans- Dinner Dance from 5 to 8:30 idepubliclibrary.org or call p.m. Nov. 25 at Shadowridge (760) 435-5600. Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista, with free parking, social hour, barNOVEMBERFEST The Amigos De Vista becue buffet and live music Lions Club Novemberfest by “The American Roots in the Gardens from noon to Band.” Cost is $40. RSVP to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at 1270 Vale Anne at (760) 757-2029. Terrace Drive in Brengle Terrace Park, Vista. Tick- QUILTERS STUDY APPLIQUE ets at https://novemberNorth County Quilters’ fest2018.eventbrite.com. Association will meet at 6: 30 p.m. Nov. 19, featuring guest speaker Shirley McMAKE A MONEY TREE Learn to make a Mon- Guire, who will share “How
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to Do Wool Appliqué and Not Go Broke,” at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1087 W Country Club Lane, Escondido. Free admission for first time guests. Regular admission is $5 or $30 for annual membership. The meeting will include a White Elephant Boutique (open at 5:45 p.m.) mini quilt raffle, block of the month raffle, and more. For more information. visit ncountquilters.com.
NOV. 16, 2018 Savings Time, the Carlsbad State Street Farmers’ Market will be closing one hour earlier at 6 p.m. Starting at 3 p.m., enjoy the same artisan vendors, fresh produce, hot food, live music and more. DOCENT FOR ENVIRONMENT
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is looking for docent volunteers to support outreach and waste diversion efforts, help educators make presentations and assist schools and businesses meet their BE A HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER Zero Waste goals. Sign up The Vista Historical now, or contact volunteer@ Society Christmas party solanacenter.org or (760) is at the Gloria McClellan 436-7986, ext. 707. center from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 and they need volunteers THANKSGIVING WORSHIP to donate all sorts goodies. The San Diego InterIf you can donate food, call faith Ministerial AssociaMichele Moxley at (760) tion is hosting an interfaith 726-6828 or e-mail mmox- Thanksgiving Eve service email@example.com. at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 7807 SINGLE TRAVELER TALES Centella St., Carlsbad. Bring The Single Travelers a pie to share or canned Club will meet from 5 to goods for the Community 7 p.m. Nov 20 at Hunter Resource Center. Steakhouse, 1221 Vista Way, Oceanside. The discussion MEET CARL DEMAIO will be “Jackie’s Trip to JaJoin the Republican pan.” Call Jackie at (760) Club of Ocean Hills at noon 438-1472 to RSVP. Nov. 21 to hear Carl DeMaio at the Broken Yolk Café, BONSAI AND BEYOND 2434 Vista Way, Oceanside. This bonsai club will The Meet and Greet/lunch meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the is from noon until 1 p.m., San Diego Botanic Gardens, followed by the speakers. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Lunch is $15 per person. Encinitas. Remember to Cash or check only at the bring your plants, gloves, door. RSVP by contacting and imagination. Extra Colleen at (760) 842-8735. plants are appreciated. Call Cindy Read, (619) 504-5591.
OCEANSIDE TURKEY TROT
The Gloria McClellan Center will hold a “Thanksgiving Day Buffet” at 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista with the Music Men. Suggested donation is $4 for those 60 and older, and an $8 charge for those younger than 60. Reserve by 1 p.m. one day prior at (760) 643-5288. STATE ST. FARMER’S MARKET
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“Move your feet before you eat” at Oceanside’s Pacific Marine Credit Union Turkey Trot 10k or 5K run/ walk Nov. 22 starting from the Oceanside Civic Center, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Register at https://osideturkeytrot.com/ or at any PMCU branch from through Nov. 18. Registration and bib pickup can be done at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 2160 Vista Way, Oceanside 3:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 and 9 a.m.
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ENCINITAS TURKEY TROT
Join friends under the Encinitas sign Nov. 22 for the Encinitas Thanksgiving Run in downtown Encinitas. Register at encinitasturkeytrot.org. There is a 7:30 a.m. start time for the 10K division. The Kids K Fun Run starts at 7:40 a.m., with the 5K and costume division at 8 a.m. The awards ceremony will be at 9:30 a.m. Free parking at the Civic Center, Moonlight Beach and the Coaster station. Costume contest prizes will be $250 for first place, $150 for second and $100 for third. ZUMBA GOLD
Zumba Gold classes held 6 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturdays at the Gloria McClellan Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Cost is $39 for eight classes for Vista residents. Register online at gmacvista.com or call (760) 643-5281. RELAX THIS HOLIDAY
A Holiday Lounge will be brought to life at Escondido’s Westfield North County, 272 E. Via Rancho Parkway on Level 2 near Target, where shoppers can enjoy a little downtime and refuel during holiday shopping. Discover special offers and enter-to-win opportunities. Activities continue through Dec. 24.
NOV. 24 SIP & SHOP
Oceanside kicks off the season with a walkable Sip & Shop Downtown Oceanside from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24, Small Business Saturday. Buy advance tickets for both Sip & Shop events for $25 at https://visitoceanside. org/. For $15 in advance or $20 the day of, receive 1- to TURN TO CALENDAR ON 17
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Why not ‘wobble before you gobble’ at 5th annual Encinitas Turkey Trot? ENCINITAS — Turkey, cornbread stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, green beans and pumpkin pie. Yes, Thanksgiving is almost here along with racking up calories and belt loosening. All of which is tradition, but before you get ready to feast on the feast, how about getting in some exercise on Nov. 22 at the 5th annual Encinitas Turkey Trot 5k/10k/BEAM Kids K & Fun Run and food drive. Besides the long-anticipated family meal, this is the event to kickoff Thanksgiving Day fun with friends and family. The first race starts at 7:30 a.m. and finishes -- just in time for you to dip your turkey in a puddle of gravy -- under the World Famous “ENCINITAS” sign on Coast Highway 101. This is also the first year the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association is partnering with the Turkey Trot and over the next 5 years, the event has agreed to give $25,000 to the non-profit group. It will use the funds for various arts projects already in the works. And if you thought the holiday was an unusual choice to hold such an event, think again. Thanksgiving Day is the largest run/walk
day in the country where 1,000,000 people participate in turkey trots. The folks at the Encinitas Turkey Trot like to say: “Wobble before you Gobble!” “The Encinitas Turkey Trot continues to grow by 15-20 percent per year and it is a family tradition that brings people – young, old, and in between – to participate in the race and all its additional festiveness,” said founder Steve Lebherz, a long-time resident of Encinitas. Lebherz said the event started because he was looking for a way to help needy families throughout the North County of San Diego. The race itself has come a long way since its early days, and continues to grow, Lebherz said. “We started in 2015 with around 2,000 participants,” he said. “This year, we will exceed 4,000 but our mission remains the same: to help active duty military. It’s to serve those who serve.” He said the event began as a food drive for the needy, but now, the “Thanksgiving Meals in a Basket” program helps 100 active duty families with a complete dinner. The Encinitas Turkey Trot also works with the En-
THANKGIVING FUN ON 101 Two turkeys from the 2017 Encinitas
Turkey Trot celebrate under the iconic Encinitas sign. The Turkey Trot takes place just minutes off the I-5, with plenty of parking. Courtesy photo
cinitas Post 416 of the American Legion, the Women’s Auxiliary that gives to the various bases and military organizations. This year, they will also have gift cards sent to veterans in various stages of need, Lebherz said. Of course, the best part about running in the race? “The event is so family and friends-centric, it’s great to see so many smiles and people laughing,” Lebherz said. “My family had been attending a turkey trot
in San Jose for years. Our last one there, the temperature was 38 degrees, and misting. Here, it seems it’s always 72 degrees and sunny; the perfect weather to have a turkey trot.” Lebherz added that if you have never walked or run along the Pacific Coast in Encinitas in late November, “you are in for the surprise of your life.” “Early morning offers a beautiful color to the Pacific Ocean, the waves have a spe-
cial look during this time of the year,” he said. Whether you run, walk, or crawl, everyone is welcome to participate in the Encinitas Turkey Trot. “We want to encourage every person to participate,” Lebherz said. “The event does not really focus on speed; we have fast runners and many slow walkers. New this year is a Kids K race, ages 7 and under. The course is very wide and level with several water stations. Most everyone who comes is enjoying family and friends while exercising, it’s the best of both worlds.” Speaking of friends and family getting together for the annual Encinitas Turkey Trot, other participants agree with Lebherz that it is the place to be. “Every Thanksgiving it’s like clockwork, the grandparents fly in from the cold and snow in Ohio, and the next day our three generations are running, or walking in 72 degrees overlooking the Pacific. It’s a nice consolation for later when we have over-eaten,” said participant Dennis Thompson. Thompson played football at Ohio University with Steve Lebherz’ son Bo. After
graduating he visited Bo in San Diego and never left. Dr. Jeffery Schaefer who loves turkey and running in a slow trot said: “While this is my first of hopefully many Encinitas Turkey Trots, it’s definitely the type of race built for me.” Schafer and his entire team at Beam Orthodontics are thrilled to be the title sponsors for their first-ever Turkey Trot Kids K, he said. If you are interested in running, walking, or just being in the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, registration opens at 6:15 a.m. Nov. 22, with the first race at 7:30 a.m. There will be soft cotton T-shirts, medals, and plenty of fun for everyone. For more information, or to sign up, visit www.encinitasturkeytrot. org.
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gallery open.” By having a space to fully immerse himself into a particular art project, W.B. said he is able to channel his feelings of anxiety, hypervigilance and depression — symptoms typically associated with individuals suffering from PTSD — into a cathartic exercise of focus and creativity. “Just empty yourself and then you’re done, man,” May said. “Don’t carry any of those anxieties with you, leave it all on the canvas.” The result is a remarkable collection of oil paintings in vivid photorealism: African women wearing colorful headpieces and
‘RED GIRL,’ oil on canvas by W.B. May. Courtesy photo
bright, decorative jewelry; black and white oil portraits of couples intimate-
ly portray the sensitive nature of partnership and love; a Monarch butterfly pops into focus above a dreamlike background of blurry green dots, a technique known as “camera obscura.” W.B. captures a living essence from his fictional subjects, breathing life, emotion and beauty into the canvas. And he said the constant workload keeps him busy and out of his own head. “(Art) makes me a more effective teacher, more productive citizen and a better husband, friend and father,” W.B. said. “It helps me with all those things I want to be better at.” Since 2001, over 1.5 million U.S. troops have
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UNFINISHED OIL PORTRAITS of fallen servicemembers by Oceanside artist W.B. May were among his works featured at the opening of the Veterans Art Gallery. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram
served in combat and support operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Nearly 20 percent of those returning veterans meet the criteria for either PTSD or depression, according to a study by the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research Dr. Manish Sheth, chief of psychiatry at Tri City Medical Center in Oceanside, said artistic activities such as painting promote mindfulness and help keep the mind occupied on details which can help mitigate symptoms of PTSD. “Most therapists believe artwork is a form of mindfulness because it involves a lot of focus and attention and takes the subject away from those memories and intrusions they’d be having otherwise,” Sheth said. “At the end of the day, mindfulness helps them focus on something in
the present, not in another world in their mind.” Sheth also underlined the importance and impact of veterans with PTSD supporting each other and working together. “If a person shares their passion and skill for artwork with others and how it has benefited them, it will have more value (to a veteran) coming from another veteran.” The Veterans Art Gallery project is the brainchild of Ret. Capt. Sheldon Margolis, who has served as president and CEO of the Veterans Museum since 2014. Margolis chose to step down from his position at the beginning of November. But Margolis said he is excited to see the gallery open its doors as the only permanent art installation exclusively featuring veteran artists. “I wanted to make this
into a place that would allow us to give back to veterans and the active-duty community,” Margolis said. “It’s a whole day celebrating and honoring veterans through different art elements and keeping with our concept of art for healing.” W.B. planned to debut several original works on Veterans Day, including a large mural featuring a World War II-era fighter plane and a handful of portraits depicting military friends and family. For those in need of help, W.B. hopes they will speak up and reach out within the veteran community. “A closed mouth can’t get fed,” W.B. said. “Nothing good can come from suffering alone. Seek help, talk to like-minded people or get involved in some type of mentorship. Just don’t do it alone.”
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How one Vista nonprofit engages artistic expression By Christina Macone-Greene
VISTA — One woman’s love for art fueled her passion for establishing a destination where North County artists could unite. Native Vista resident Sarah Spinks, 37, was instrumental in developing the nonprofit The Backfence Society in 2011. Spinks, who serves as the president, said its mission is to produce interactive art events where artists can network. These art events not only showcase the creators of the artwork, but also fuel creative imagination from viewers of all ages while bringing the community together. “It’s connecting the community with creativity,” Spinks said. “We’ve created several art shows, group art shows, offered workshops and help facilitate public art projects.” Volunteers run The Backfence Society. It operates from donations that are stuffed into a unicorn piñata at the clubhouse located on
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New Village Arts will stage “Pride and Prejudice: Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley” an imagined sequel to Austen’s classic novel, from Nov. 16 to Dec. 23 at New Village Arts, 2787 State St., Carlsbad. PayWhat-You-Can Previews at 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 and at 2pm Nov. 18 and 8 p.m. Nov. 23. For regular showtimes, visit newvillagearts.org. Tickets: $33 to $36 at the theater or online at newvillagearts.org, or via phone at (760) 433-3245
SARAH SPINKS of Vista brought her vision to life after establishing The Backfence Society, which showcases art and fuels artistic expression. Courtesy photo
LITVAKdance will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at the San Dieguito Academy High School Performing Arts Complex, 800 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas. Tickets $25 at litvakdance.org/tix. CITY SEEKING ARTISTS
The city of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department is looking for artists and photographers to show their works at the Rotating Gallery in the Community Center. There is no cost to participate and each show runs for 60 days. Art must have a wire across the back and be family friendly. For an art display application or information about the Rotating Gallery visit san-marcos.net/arts. Free viewing is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos.
MUSIC BY THE SEA
The Music by the Sea series hosts recorder artists Quinta Essentia, Gustavo De Francisco, Renata Pereira and Francielle Paixao, with Pedro Ribeirao at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Tickets are $14 at encinitas.tix.com, by calling (800) 595-4849 or at the door. ‘DANCING LESSONS’
Vista’s Broadway Theater is staging “Dancing Lessons” through Nov. 18 at 340 E. Broadway, Vista. Tickets $25.50 at (760) 8067905
Koniakowsky Ocean Art presents art for the 2018 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, as well as other Hawaiian-inspired art, from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at 312 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, with pupus, beverages and live ukulele music.
South Citrus in Vista. “We really are just boots on the ground,” Spinks said. “I’m constantly looking for more support. If somebody out there knows how to write grants or knows how to do administrative work, please, come donate your time and help grow this effort because right now in this world we need art more than ever.” For Spinks, art is a language that tells a story — it’s an undeniable expression. Spinks, a professional tattoo artist at American Tattoo in Vista for more than a decade, has always had a love for art. At 20, she went overseas and lived a year in Germany. While there, she found herself immersed in the world of art through museums, music and performance art. “I’ve always just been drawn to creativity and expression,” she said. While The Backfence Society does not have a statutory member-
WRITE ABOUT ART
The Escondido Arts Partnership is looking for writings about anything art related, maybe a memorable visit to a local art show or museum, art you saw on your travels, or maybe an essay about an artist, a process, or technique. Send submission of 1,000 words or less (in a word document format only) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Chosen articles will be posted monthly on the EAP webpage, newsletter and Facebook.
ship in place with regular meetings per se, Spinks shared how the clubhouse also serves as its event space. Be it a hosted event or renting the area for another event, it’s about bringing people together. “We have lots of functions at the clubhouse,” she said. “We really like to see that as we grow, the community becomes more engaged in this space.” A couple of events on the roster have included the embroidery workshop named Stitch It & Kick It as well as film nights and discussions about the movies. Spinks is quick to point out that someone doesn’t need to be an artist to be part of The Backfence Society. “There’s no judgment here,” she said. “We’re like a green light — any idea you have is a good one.” Spinks said she felt there was a need to raise more awareness for the arts in Vista, which was the reasoning behind the nonprofit. “I also wanted an arts organi-
admission is just $6) and are standing room only, no seating available. Food and drinks are available for purchase at all concerts. If you arrive after the last race, concert admission is $30.
APPRECIATE THE CLASSICS
The Gloria McClellan Center is offering Music Appreciation Nov. 21 from 1 to 3:15 p.m. at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. The event is free and no registration is required. For information, call (760) 643-5288 or e-mail luigibeethoven@cox. net.
‘HOLMES AND WATSON’
North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “Holmes & Watson” extended through Nov. 18 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets $42 to $53 at BRAZILIAN ENSEMBLE (858) 481-1055 or northcoasThe Music by the Sea trep.org. concert series will feature a performance by Quinta Essentia recorder ensemble November 16, 7:30pm, at NOV. 20 the Encinitas Library, lo- CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ cated at 540 Cornish Drive, Pala Resort’s 60+ Club Encinitas. Tickets may be continues its free concerts purchased online at encin- with Gary Seiler & Califoritas.tix.com or at the door. nia Dreamin’ – California Music Scene of the 60’s and 70’s at 1 p.m. Nov. 20 in the NOV. 17 Pala Events Center. For diMODERN DANCE rections and information, The fall concert for visit palacasino.com.
‘THE NUTRACKER,’ Dec. 2 at Moonlight Amphitheatre in CHILDREN’S CHOIR ENROLLMENT Vista. Courtesy photo
San Diego Children’s Choir registration for spring 2019 semester is open. Spring semester classes begin the week of Jan. 20. Enroll at https:// sdcchoir.asapconnected. com/?#CourseGroupID=39625.
CONCERT AT THE TRACK
The Del Mar racetrack concert will feature Easton Corbin Nov. 24. Concertgoers must be 18 or older and they begin shortly after the last race. Concerts are free with racetrack admission before the last race (Hint: Stretch Run general
California Center for the Arts, Escondido Introduce your students to a live theater performance through the Center’s curriculum-enhancing performing arts series, Center Stage, featuring Lorena Santana’s “One Kernel of Corn/ Un Grano de Maíz” at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 27, recommended for grades 2 to 4, with a curriculum connection in math. Contact the Box Office at (800) 988-4253 to reserve your seats. All tickets are
zation that was more engaged with younger people — I tried other organizations in the community but never really felt like there was a match, so I decided to do my own thing,” she said. Spinks has a passion for working with children. “When I get to engage with kids, it makes me feel hopeful about the future. Children are the best thing about us,” said Spinks, adding she and her husband have a son. The Backfence Society hosted a youth show named Kids Imagine. The children created masterpieces and crafts and even took part in some karaoke. “It’s wonderful to watch children blossom, and we should encourage and foster this for all children,” she said. To learn more about The Backfence Society visit https:// www.backfencesociety.com/ or follow their Facebook page @backfencesociety.
$5 each. Get more infor- WINTER ARTWHIRL Coastal Artists will mation at http://artcenter. org/education/performanc- exhibit artworks at La Vida Del Mar from Dec. es-for-youth/. 1 through Dec. 31, titled “Winter ArtWhirl ’18.” A NOV. 28 free reception for the artists will be held from 4:30 to ART STUDENT CREATIONS The Palomar College 6 pm. Dec. 7 at 850 Del Mar Student Art And Craft Sale Downs Road, Solana Beach. will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. For more information visit 28, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. coastal-artists.org. 30 and Dec. 1, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 to Dec. 1 at Palomar College Art De- DEC. 2 partment, 1140 W. Mission HOLIDAY CONCERTS Carlsbad library is Road, San Marcos. hosting holiday concerts, beginning with harpist NOV. 29 Leah Panos at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Georgina Cole Li‘SNOW QUEEN’ N o r t h brary Community Room, Coast Rep- 1250 Carlsbad Village ertory The- Drive, Carlsbad. atre School p r e s e n t s ‘NUTCRACKER’ NOW Don’t miss this year’s “The Snow Queen,” by Encinitas Ballet production Hans Chris- of “The Nutcracker” at 5 tian An- p.m. Dec. 2 at the Moonlight derson. The Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale play will run at Terrace Drive, Vista. Tick10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ets and more information at Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, at encinitasballet.com. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, ONGOING EVENT Solana Beach. Tickets $16, ART GUILD SHOW kids $12, at (858) 481-1055 Rancho Santa Fe Art or northcoastrep.org. Guild presents “The Natural World, Inside and Outside” paintings through NOV. 30 Dec. 12 at the Encinitas ‘CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’ Community Center Gallery, Village Church Com- 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. munity Theater presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 7 p.m. Nov. 30, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets and information at villagechurchcommunitytheater.org.
‘DOO WOP’ CHRISTMAS
Moonlight Amphitheatre presents “Doo Wop Project Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, starring members of “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: the Musical.” Tickets $15 - $40 through VisTix at moonlightstage. com and by phone at (760) 724-2110.
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