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OCT. 2, 2020

Vigilantes take on illicit sex economy

With tax credit, firm to expand in San Marcos By Tigist Layne

By Jordan P. Ingram

REGION — After 18 months of allegedly exchanging messages online with a 14-year-old child, a Leucadia bagel store owner agreed to meet the youth in person. But when Steve Amster arrived at the parking lot near a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt on September 11 in Oceanside, he was instead met by a man holding a video camera asking him what he was doing there — a question Amster didn’t stick around long enough to answer. The confrontation caught on camera was one of the latest videos released by Ghost, an online vigilante who targets sexual predators in San Diego County. Since 2018, Ghost and his crew, known as Creep Catcher (CC) Unit, have posted 155 videos of individuals caught on video attempting to meet minors for sex in several North County cities, including Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista and Escondido, in addition to neighboring Murrieta, San Clemente and Los Angeles. “I’ve always wondered how many of these creeps live in the area and I wanted to make a change,” Ghost told The Coast News. “I started looking online where these people troll the internet. It’s crazy how many (sexual predators) there are. It’s ridiculous.” Ghost’s strategy is to create decoy accounts in online chat rooms by using profile pictures of adults who look like underage teens, but who aren’t actually minors. Once the profile is created and the trap is set, Ghost waits for someone to initiate contact. “Every person I’ve caught, they’ve contacted me first,” Ghost said. “I always say, ‘I hope you don’t mind, I’m 13.’ If they are fine with the age, then I continue talking with them. TURN TO VIGILANTES ON 9


Kylie, 2, plays in a field of huge orange gourds on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Carlsbad Strawberry Company’s pumpkin patch. The company’s annual fall attraction features games, food and giant pumpkins through Nov. 8. Photo courtesy Instagram: @mywellofjoy

SAN MARCOS — Piercan USA, Inc. has secured a $1.5 million California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) this summer with the help of San Marcos’ economic development division. The income tax credit is set up to help businesses that want to grow and stay in California. Piercan, an international company headquartered in France since 1948, is a worldwide leader in manufacturing niche polymer products, including specialty gloves used by NASA, pharmaceutical companies, national laboratories and the military. The company began operating in the U.S. in 1995 in Vista before expanding to San Marcos, where it currently employs more than 60 full-time workers. This tax credit will essentially give Piercan $1.5 million over the next 5 years, and it’s up to Piercan to set and meet certain hiring goals and capital investment goals each year in order to receive the full amount. With this assistance, Piercan plans to expand its San Marcos operations and hire 62 new employees and TURN TO TAX CREDIT ON 7

CSUSM student paper’s first edition reflects ongoing challenges By Tigist Layne

SAN MARCOS — California University at San Marcos’ (CSUSM) campus newspaper, The Cougar Chronicle, recently released its first edition of the semester featuring a variety of stories that directly impact students, faculty and staff, and members of the San Marcos community. The paper’s first edition features stories from a staff of roughly 30 students. Some of those topics include a controversial freedom of speech issue that recently arose on campus, the theater department's plan to offer virtual

performances, a student selling earrings to raise more than $500 for Black organizations and more. This semester looks very different from others for The Cougar Chronicle, according to the paper’s editor-in-chief, Anneliese Esparza.

Esparza, a 22-year-old senior and Literature & Writing major, joined the newspaper during her junior year at CSUSM. She told The Coast News that they are facing some unique challenges this semester as a result of the university’s decision to move to completely virtual learning to reduce the spread of COVID-19. “It’s been a little bit challenging to reach a wide enough audience without our print edition… and not having print is making selling advertising more challenging, as well,” Esparza said. “We’re pushing it through our social media…

we’re sending out emails to heads of departments, city council, chamber of commerce, etc. to try to get the word out. We also have an announcement in our school’s weekly communications email that goes to all students, faculty and staff.” Esparza added that the staff has also launched a new YouTube channel to be able to tell visual stories, as well. “It’s also exciting to see the new staff writers take off,” Esparza said. “We’ve already had a couple of new people that are starting to thrive and learn how to write compelling

journalism stories, so we’re excited to see them continue to grow.” Kent Davy, who has been the faculty advisor for the newspaper since 2014, also noted the changes that he and the staff have been grappling with, including having to reformat staff meetings to include a journalism boot camp class that he used to teach separately, but is now canceled. Nonetheless, Davy said he is excited for what this semester will bring and is already blown away by the staff’s work. The Cougar Chronicle is available online at


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Super Girl Pro returns By Staff

OCEANSIDE — The 2020 Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro will return to the Oceanside Pier on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, where the top female surfers from California will face-off against the best from Hawaii and Florida in a unique team competition. Unlike previous years, no fans will be permitted to attend due to COVID-19. However, the World Surf League’s specialty event will feature both a live webcast on, worldsurfleague. com,, www.thecoastnews. com, and television coverage so that content-starved surf fans can watch the best American surfers back in the ocean. The top three ranked surfers on the WSL Leaderboard and six of the top 12 will compete, including top-

ranked and reigning 4-time World Champion Carissa Moore, Caroline Marks (No. 2), Lakey Peterson (3), Tatiana Weston-Webb (6), Courtney Conlogue (7), Sage Erickson (12), and more. The 2020 Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro involves not only a California vs the U.S. team event featuring eight Californians and a combination of eight Hawaiians and Floridians, but also a second team competition between eight 2-person teams that pairs one Championship Tour surfer with one Qualifying Series surfer per team. All results from the weekend will accumulate points for both Team CA or Team U.S. and the individual 2-person teams. “The Super Girl Pro has been a huge part of the landscape of women’s surfing for the past 13 years and

Financial planning pays off for Vista during pandemic By Steve Puterski

CARISSA MOORE, reigning four-time World Champion, will be part of the lineup for the Oct. 3-4 Super Girl Surf Pro in Oceanside. Photo by Pete Santos/Supergirl Surf Pro

it’s incredible that they’ve been able to make the event happen in 2020,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, vice president of WSL Tours and Competitions.

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San Marcos approves sale of properties to create housing By Tigist Layne

SAN MARCOS — The City Council met Sept. 22, and approved a resolution that allows the city to sell five small housing properties for the creation of affordable housing. The five housing properties, in this case, are all mobile home parking spaces. Three are in Twin Oaks Valley Park, one is in Casitas Del Sol and the fifth one is in San Marcos View Estates. In 2006, the City Council adopted a resolution that

authorized the San Marcos Redevelopment Agency to purchase, sell or lease property for the creation of affordable housing. City Manager Jack Griffin said the city already has roughly a thousand mobile home parking spaces that have some level of income restriction and exist as affordable housing spaces. The city council also approved forming a Climate Action Plan Implementation Working Group composed of residents of the city to assist

in the implementation of the updated, soon to be adopted Climate Action Plan. The city is working on a comprehensive update of its state-mandated Climate Action Plan, which will contain a variety of greenhouse gas reducing measures that may have significant costs or create significant demands in terms of staff time to properly implement, according to the staff report. Griffin also said he hopes that a Working Group will bring a fresh perspec-

tive on possible grants and funding sources that are beyond the government scope. The roughly $4 million plan is expected to be presented to the planning commission on Nov. 2 and submitted to the City Council for its consideration in early 2021. The council agreed to make appointments to this new Working Group in future meetings, with a start date soon after the council adopts the climate action plan.

REGION — Lessons learned from the Great Recession in 2008 are paying off for Vista. Strategy, discipline and a conscious effort by the City Council and senior staff to build reserves are keeping the city’s budget afloat as the COVID-19 pandemic continues with an uncertain end date. The city was able to dip into specific reserve accounts to help sustain itself amid the financial blow levied by the pandemic. Vista City Manager Patrick Johnson said the city took heavy hits in 200809 and by 2011-12 the City Council was able to use surplus funds to start building reserve accounts. By the beginning of this year, Vista had amassed an Emergency Reserve account of 31% of its General Fund ($23.65 million) operating budget and $9.3 million for its Structural Deficit Reserve. As a result, the city has been able to hold off on cutting staff and maintaining balanced budgets. Johnson said actions by the council, along with staff’s strategic planning, have helped balance the budget for FY 2020-21. Also, he said their initial forecasting in March and April were much worse, but sales tax estimates turned out to be a loss of $1.8 million rather than $2.5 million.

For the past eight or nine years, he said, the focus has been to set aside surplus funds into reserve accounts. As for the SDR account, the city has spent $3.1 million to ensure city services are still intact. But Vista has a revenue source other cities don’t — medicinal marijuana. Originally, the seven dispensaries were projected to add $1.3 million in tax revenue, but the adjusted numbers come out to an additional $1.7 million for a total of $3 million. But once the pandemic recedes, Johnson said the first call to action is for the council to start replenishing those reserve accounts. He noted in 2008 the reserve account was at just 10% and 25% of the employees were laid off. The Emergency Reserve is more for natural disasters, while the SDR is for economic downturns, Johnson said. The goal for the Emergency Reserve, he added, is to reach 35%. “We raided almost every pot of money … and did what we could to scramble funds together to lessen the impact of the services provided to the public,” he said. “When we close out our year, we have ending fund balance. The councils the last eight years have been very diligent in setting aside funds in a rainyday fund … so we’re protected.”


Law enforcement officials from across the county are warning the public about a sharp increase in overdose deaths connected to the highly potent and often deadly drug, fentanyl.

More than 230 people have died so far this year.

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OCT. 2, 2020

Vista boy saved in ER as an infant turns 10 By Samantha Nelson

REGION — 10 years ago, Tri-City Medical Center’s emergency department and its newborn intensive care unit (NICU) came together to save a three-day-old infant named Caleb Peltier. From that case, Code Caleb was created and has since saved numerous infants younger than 60 days who arrive at the hospital in distress. On Sept. 21, 2010, unresponsive th ree - dayold Caleb Peltier arrived by ambulance at Tri-City’s emergency room. CALEB T h a n k fulPELTIER ly, the ER team and its head, Dr. Gene Ma, resuscitated Caleb and kept him alive- but the infant’s issue had yet to be diagnosed. A nurse working the case ran into Dr. Hamid Movahhedian, a neonatologist and a pediatric cardiologist, in the hallway. She asked the doctor to take a look at Caleb and see if he could determine what was wrong. According to Movahhedian, it wasn’t usual protocol at the time for the ER to call the NICU for cases. Tri-City and most other hospitals have an emergency code called Code Pink, meant for children under 14 years old who are brought into the emergency room with life-threatening conditions. The code helps staff to prepare to better treat children. When Caleb was brought into the hospital, it became clear that Code Pink wasn’t an adequate code for a three-day-old infant in distress. Thus, Code Caleb was created to allow emergency and NICU departments to work together in cases such as Caleb’s. The code is a formal process in the hospital that infants 60 days or younger in significant distress receive immediate, specialized care. “When they call Code Caleb, we are the team,”

Movahhedian said. Movahhedian was able to quickly diagnose Caleb with congenital heart disease and get him the proper treatment. Because of the coordination between the ER and the NICU, Caleb lived to celebrate his 10th birthday. In the United States, approximately one out of every 120 babies is born with congenital heart disease. Each year, an estimated 30 babies die in California from undiagnosed congenital heart disease. Tri-City staff held Caleb a birthday celebration via Zoom on the 10th anniversary of him arriving at the hospital. “Caleb wouldn’t be here today with(out) Dr. Movahhedian and his level of care and expertise,” Ma said during the Zoom call. Today, Caleb is a happy, 10-year-old boy who lives with his family in Vista and loves Legos and the Marvel Universe; Wolverine is his favorite superhero. The first “Code Caleb” call was announced over the hospital’s intercom system as part of a mock scenario on April 5, 2012, just over a year after Caleb was saved. In the first year after the code’s launch, the hospital called nine Code Calebs. In addition to inspiring Code Caleb at Tri-City, Caleb’s story helped to create a new law that requires California hospitals to screen newborns for critical congenital heart defects before being sent home. This very screening process could have diagnosed Caleb’s illness before he was discharged from the hospital where he was born. The Peltier family, the Tri-City emergency and NICU departments want Code Caleb to go nationwide in hospitals. “This realization that there are NICUs across the nation, yet there are babies coming in distress and these specially trained individuals are not being notified seems unfathomable, but it’s a reality,” said Daniel Peltier, Caleb’s father. “Code Caleb is needed.”

San Marcos mayor delivers State of Community address By Staff

SAN MARCOS — San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones has recorded a virtual “State of Your Community” address to keep residents in the know about all things San Marcos. The address can be viewed anytime on the city of San Marcos YouTube channel at watch?v=GdJ9QfIBILw& In the address, Jones covers a range of topics including: community safety, quality of life, supporting local businesses, lending a helping hand, the importance of community input, health care, education, infrastructure and mobility.


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“2020 has certainly been a challenging year, unlike anything we have experienced before,” Jones said. “Yet the resilience I’ve witnessed in our community has been absolutely astounding. From businesses navigating uncharted waters and families supporting each other, to online solutions for what we used to do in person and creative new communications tools that are helping us bridge the gaps. I am incredibly proud of who we are and how we have adapted.” More than 96,000 residents call San Marcos home. For more information, visit

Interfaith to buy motel for temporary housing By Tigist Layne

ESCONDIDO — Interfaith Community Services announced plans to purchase a nearby motel and convert it into a recuperative care center and temporary housing facility for individuals experiencing homelessness. The nonprofit organization, headquartered in Escondido, is in escrow to purchase America’s Best Value Inn & Suites at 555 N. Centre City Parkway. Interfaith said that more than 50 beds will be used for recuperative care for homeless individuals who are discharged out of hospitals and don’t have homes to recover in. Interfaith will provide them with a space to heal and then work to get them into housing of their own. Another roughly 60 beds will be used for graduate/temporary accommodations for people who have completed a shelter stay or a treatment program or recuperative care and are still seeking permanent housing of their own. CEO Greg Anglea told The Coast News that they are scheduled to close escrow on Oct. 12 and will begin operating the temporary housing portion sometime in October. Simultaneously, they will begin renovations for the recuperative care center and hope to complete those in late 2020 or early 2021. Interfaith currently has a 32-bed recuperative care program at its Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center in Escondido, but Anglea said there is a growing need for more. “There are more healthcare partners who’d like to be able to send people to us who need recuperative care, but our Hawthorne center is full,” Anglea said. “Recu-

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES plans to use the America’s Best Value Inn & Suites property as temporary housing for the homeless. Courtesy photo

perative care works. In our recuperative care program, more than 75% of our clients not only stabilize the health condition that landed them in the hospital, but they also address and end their underlying homelessness and move into some sort of stable housing.” The cost of the pur-

chase and renovations will be $10.1 million. In 2019, the county Board of Supervisors approved a $6 million capital grant for Interfaith’s recuperative care program, and Anglea said they plan to raise the rest of the funds. “We’re really excited to be able to help more people recover from illness

and help people overcome homelessness, and this new campus will be a really great stepping stone for a lot of people,” Anglea said. “This is a great opportunity for people who want to be a part of this work to help with a contribution to support this new place of healing and restoration.”

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OCT. 2, 2020

Opinion & Editorial

Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do not reflect the views of The Coast News

Anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers­ — what’s the difference?


On San Onofre panel’s commentary: We disagree


By Bart Ziegler

Sept. 18 commentary in The Coast News made an important point, one we agree with 100 percent, right in the headline: “Next at San Onofre? Remove the fuel.” From there, however, the piece signed by three members of Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Community Engagement Panel runs short on fact and long on omission, obfuscation and self-congratulations. We can’t blame the authors for skipping these disclosures: The Community Engagement Panel is a creation of Southern California Edison. Its members are hand-picked by the utility, which rejects and rebuffs contrarian information and experts. At this point, most stakeholders consider the panel’s meetings a waste of time and skip, or outright boycott, the sessions. The panel’s brand of engagement, as we see it, is little more than theater scripted by Edison’s well-funded public affairs office. Here’s how we would set the stage: • Nearly 3.6 million pounds of highly-radioactive waste, the most hazardous material known to humankind, is stranded at San Onofre; • The current storage facility that houses the dangerous waste is located about 100 feet from the rising ocean; • The spent nuclear fuel is stored in thin-walled, steel canisters which are prone to damage; • Those canisters aren’t going anywhere soon (on this point, we agree with the commentary’s writers); • Edison has presented no plan to replace aging or damaged canisters, much less a plan for how to transport them. That means they

may never move and the current storage becomes permanent; • Absent viable plans to repackage the waste and move it off-site to permanent storage, the release of radiation into the environment is inevitable; and • Any amount of radiation in the environment is hazardous. In calling for readers to “band together as a community and focus on the big picture,” the commentary authors identify consolidated interim storage as “clearly the best solution.” Environmental groups won’t be joining that band. Dozens of environmental organizations, including The Sierra Club, are on record opposing consolidated interim storage. If interim storage is best, why don’t the engagement panel officers demand construction of an on-site handling facility, or “hot cell,” at San Onofre where canisters can be replaced and have their contents repackaged? In making their case for consolidated interim storage, the writers state without evidence that communities in Texas and New Mexico are lining up to open facilities and are “keen for

the business.” Not so fast. In a July letter to President Donald Trump, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham rejected interim storage in her state. “Given that a permanent repository for high-level waste does not exist in the United States and there is no existing plan to build one, any “interim” storage facility will be an indefinite storage facility, and the risks for New Mexicans, our natural resources and our economy are too high,” she wrote. Across the southwestern United States, Native American communities are demanding an end to “nuclear colonialism” that includes uranium mining, transport of nuclear materials and nuclear waste dumping. Back in Southern California, the Community Engagement Panel commentary issues a rallying cry: “We here in the communities around San Onofre must lead the way for a solution.” Any hope of a solution must come from leaders that place the public interest -- as opposed to that of a shareholder-owned utility – first. Bart Ziegler, PhD, is president of the Samuel Lawrence Foundation.

he headline back on June 12 was threatening: “A revolt against masks creates new risk,” warned one newspaper atop a wire service story about mass resistance in California to helping stave off the coronavirus pandemic by wearing masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. That story was prophetic: Just two weeks later, the state began piling up its highest numbers ever for COVID-19 cases and deaths. It was a simple case of cause and effect, separated by the virus’ approximate two-week incubation period. Even renewed runs on funeral homes, hospital beds and space in intensive care units didn’t quell the revolt. In a parallel phenomenon, Louisiana, which refuses firmly to adopt masking rules, has the nation’s highest per-capita coronavirus rate, 70% above California’s. It’s natural for people and even states to resist masking when the President of the United States first called the coronavirus a hoax and later said it would simply disappear. And then, still later, admitted he lied about it, claiming he did so to prevent panic. Meanwhile, he also precluded a quick national response. This should surprise no one, when that same President has become a parody of the old parable about the boy who cried wolf. Donald Trump has cast himself as the man who cries “hoax” upon encountering anything he dislikes. Because he’s the President, many Americans continue believing him, despite admitted lies and many others he doesn’t cop to. It’s almost as if the anti-vaccination movement

california focus thomas d. elias has taken over part of the national psyche and California’s. There is strong evidence that the best ways to stave off new infections are wearing masks, washing hands often and keeping at least 6 feet away from people not sheltering with you. But when county health officers impose masking rules, they meet resistance to the point of death threats. Intimidation caused the former health officer of Orange County, for one, to resign, believing she and her family were endangered. Even as deaths pile up, resisters contend masks don’t help, or that the disease itself is phony. Why shouldn’t they spout such claptrap when the President has done it? These tactics ape what the anti-vaccination movement has done to opponents for years, including a street attack on the author of a state law tightening restrictions on inoculation exemptions for schoolchildren. Anti-vaxxers now signal that whenever a COVID-19 vaccine appears, they will try to discourage the public from using it. Activists are already posting anti-COVID-19 vaccination messages on social media. Polls indicate about onethird of Americans won’t soon accept a vaccination. It’s part of a “me first” philosophy putting public welfare behind personal convenience. Yes, the anti-vaxx movement consistently promotes disproven claims about vaccine side

effects, and will surely do the same when a coronavirus preventive appears. The essence of the movement is that any individual’s preference trumps the public interest. If it’s inconvenient for me to inoculate my child against smallpox and polio, this element says the child should be exempt. That amounts to child abuse, exposing youngsters to serious and deadly diseases. Activists also say “don’t tell me what to do.” Yet, the same folks stop for red lights, wear clothing and put up with other common infringements on absolute personal liberty. Maybe it’s somehow a right for parents to expose their kids to diseases that could kill them or, with ailments like measles or mumps, impair them for life. But it’s patently absurd for parents to claim the right to expose other people’s children. Similarly, it might be individuals’ right to expose themselves to COVID-19 by not wearing masks indoors, but when huge numbers of cases have been transmitted person-to-person by unknowing, undetected carriers, the rights of those who might be infected take precedence. Meanwhile, the claim that the coronavirus plague is a hoax has not died since anti-vaxxers began shouting it last spring at rallies against shutdown orders. It’s been picked up by the many more folks who are reluctant to wear masks and by people who claim — without evidence — that masks prevent them from breathing well. Masks may be inconvenient, but COVID-19 is no hoax. Just ask the 200,000 Americans dead from it. Email Thomas Elias at

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OCT. 2, 2020

Local NAACP hosts Escondido candidate forum By Tigist Layne

ESCONDIDO — The North San Diego County NAACP (NSDC NAACP) held a “Meet the Candidate” forum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, featuring the candidates that will be running in Escondido’s upcoming city council race. Present at the forum were District 2 candidates Rick Paul and Vanessa Valenzuela, District 3 candidates Dara Czerwonka, Don Greene and Susan Reveles, and District 4 candidate April Pugh. District 2 candidate Tina Ostrem Inscoe and District 4 candidate Andres Yanez did not attend the forum. The event was hosted by the organization’s vice president, Rob Jenkins, and moderated by the third 3rd vice president, Natasha Howell. The hour-and-a-halflong forum featured several questions from the NSDC NAACP, followed by as well as a question and answer portion from the public. These included discussions about the candidates’ views on the controversial Harvest Hills development, campaign donations from developers, police misconduct, climate action, affordable housing and more. Every candidate indicated that they were opposed to the Harvest Hills development, but answers varied regarding whether or not they would take campaign donations from developers. “I have not taken any campaign contributions from developers… regardless of whether they have something eminent in front of us or not today, doesn’t mean that they won’t have something eminent in front of us next week or next year,” said District 3 candidate Don Greene, who is endorsed by Escondido Councilmember Olga Diaz. “Since development is the greatest impact on our city… we need to have planning commission members and councilmembers who are free from the appearance of a conflict of interest.” Almost all of the candidates said they were in support of asome sort of police oversight committee in a discussion about recent widespread concerns about police misconduct. District 2 candidate Rick Paul said he believes the police department itself has done a good job of holding its officers accountable, but what may needs work is some of the department’s policies. The forum concluded with each candidate telling viewers why they should be elected for their respective seatsseat.


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Social justice ‘supergroup’ boosts activism in North County By Catherine Allen

REGION — A new supergroup of North County organizations, intended to bolster activist participation, laid out a police reform game plan at their September Zoom meeting. The two-month-old North County Equity and Justice Coalition (EJC) consists of more than 20 organizations committed to issues varying from racial justice to environmental justice, such as the North County NAACP and CleanEarth4Kids. With the recent spotlight on police brutality, EJC is setting out to ensure activism doesn’t fizzle out — something coalition co-founder Yusef Miller has seen consistently. Now, the coalition is pushing for a more streamlined and tactical approach to reforms. At this month’s meeting, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Policy Associate Chelsey Birgisdóttir presented research released last year by the ACLU and the policy organization Campaign Zero. Biased policing from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department was found against several groups, including people with disabilities and the Latinx and LGBT communities. Black residents were stopped by Sheriff deputies

and they are responding to ed officials has occurred in a lot of situations that they the past, but when it comes shouldn’t. So, if we’re saying down to the vote, oftentimes we don't want law enforce- reforms fall flat. ment responding to these “Getting councils to issues, that should correlate vote in favor of communities with a divestrequires colment from laborat ion the budget and an unand using derstanding that money of how to emto invest in power those responses communities that adeto come out quately reand press the spond to the elected offisituation at cials,” said hand.” Rob Howard, The polOcea nside Yusef Miller mayoral canicy package also calls EJC co-founder didate and for commucoalition nity oversight boards and member. de-escalation policies, which Pushing for more were presented in the recent streamlined and tactical California Act to Save Lives work, EJC is hoping to garlegislation meant to limit po- ner enough manpower to collice use of lethal force, but laborate with cities on issues Birgisdóttir said cities are ranging from racial justice, reluctantly reforming poli- mental health, homelessness cies to comply with the law. and more, which Miller calls “Essentially this pack- “all things good North Counage is a means for electives ty.” “One of the benefits of to respond in this moment,” Birgisdóttir said. “Even if coming together this way is they pass all four things in that we can show up for one this package, that should another in a united front,” only be the start. It's not like Miller said. “It doesn't mata menu item. You need to ter if we’re talking about pass all four of these things, Carlsbad, San Marcos (or) Escondido. That work needs and you need to do more.” Activists are already in all of us … We want to make collaboration with several a sweeping change for North cities, but they’re cautious County. This is our focal — a collaboration with elect- point.

We want to make a sweeping change for North County. This is our focal point.”

NEWLY FORMED North County Equity and Justice Coalition serves as a supergroup of social justice organizations, including North County NAACP, Poway Interfaith Team and Encinitas 4 Equality. Courtesy photo

at a 130% higher rate than white people. Once stopped, Black individuals were 47% more likely to have force used against them, even though searching them didn’t result in finding contraband as often as searching white people did. Birgisdóttir presented to EJC a four-step policy package, “Police Accountability Now,” that has more than 50 organizations on board so far. Included in the package

is a call for a better response to people experiencing mental illness, which entails divesting from the police budget to invest in community-led alternatives such as mental health specialists. “We see consistently that whenever an armed officer is responding to a mental health crisis, those often escalate and lead to people being hurt and even being killed,” Birgisdóttir said. “We invest so much money in our police department

Vallecitos Water District sues over desal water billing By Steve Puterski

REGION — Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting, so goes the old saying. And in San Marcos, the Vallecitos Water District has filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Water Authority and is seeking $6.1 million in reimbursement regarding a dispute over a direct connection to desalinated water from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant. VWD is alleging SDWA failed to deliver the desalinated water for nearly 16 months and overcharged VWD by $6.1 million for delivering a “blended” mix of water, according to VWD General Manager Glenn Pruim. “It took us a long time, even after bringing it to their attention, to get the line back in service,” he said. “We worked for months to just get them to do it. They eventually put it back in service but didn’t do the repairs.” In 2015 VWD built a $1.5 million, 16-inch pipeline to specifically deliver 3,500 acre-feet of desalinated water to the district per year. The pipe was constructed south of State Route 78 between Cherokee and Pawnee streets off Rancho Santa Fe Road. The pipeline connected to a 10-mile stretch of pipe built from the plant to the connection point in San Marcos, Pruim said. In November 2017, a routine inspection revealed a “minor” issue, a protective coating that was not applied by the contractor to prevent rust at

a specific point. He said VWD offered to make the repair, but SDWA declined and said it would repair the issue. However, it wasn’t until a VWD employee was notified in 2018 by an employee at Poseidon Water, which operates the desalination plant, SDWA had turned off the pipeline. Prium said his district was still being charged the premium rate for desalinated water, which runs $2,800 per acre foot, instead of the $1,700 rate for the blend, which combines water from the Colorado River and Northern California. By calculating the numbers from SDWA is how VWD reached $6.1 million.

“They charged us the full desal rate the entire time,” Prium said. “The water authority reached out … and said does anybody want to buy a share of this desal plant. Our contention is, within the agreement, there are certain circumstances under which you will get direct desal water.” In a letter from SDWA GM Sandra Kerl, the water authority said it was not required to specifically deliver desalinated water according to the contract. According to Kerl’s letter, the SDWA has discretion to deliver water from any source or connections. Additionally, she said the contract does not require

CAT FOUND on GRAND in SAN MARCOS A friendly female tabby cat was found on Grand Avenue in San Marcos. She had a collar, but no home address when we found her on the evening of Monday, September 28th. Our street is dangerous so we took her in. The cat was also seen by a neighbor at corner of Las Flores and Grand Ave. a few days ago. She’s safe and well-cared for now, but before our family falls in love, we are looking for it’s home to give her a safe return.

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a specific water quality to be provided or from a specific source. Also, she said SDWA staff told the VWD in November 2017 it would receive the blended supply. Kerl also explained that on May 22, 2018, a SDWA engineer told a VWD employee the water authority would keep the pipeline closed until a determination could be made on the repair and work schedule. On March 14, 2019, the SDWA placed the pipeline back in service, according to Kerl. She also noted the life of the pipe is 75 years and it could be in jeopardy due to potential rust. “The Water Authority has provided extensive

communication to Vallecitos staff regarding the status of the connection pipeline and the fact that a blended supply was being provided,” Kerl’s letter reads. “At no time prior to you contacting the Water Authority’s General Manager’s office in late January 2019, did anyone from Vallecitos staff express a concern regarding the connection pipeline being out of service or receiving the blended supply.” Prium, whose district serves San Marcos and parts of unincorporated San Diego County, Carlsbad, Vista and Escondido, disputes those claims, noted VWD signed the contract specifically for desalinated water.

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Art of Fashion readies for luxe online auction way Show and Luncheon venue would have been at the historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The day would have highlighted the event’s P resent ing Sponsor, South Coast Plaza, with their ten resNEWMAN ident boutiques with a fall/winter capsule runway show for hundreds of guests. “The celebration will have to wait YOO until 2021,” said Suzanne Newman, president of The Country Friends. “Unfortunately, as with many other organizations, the pandemic has forced us to postpone our annual homage to fashion and philanthropy. Amber Yoo, the 2020 Art of Fashion Chair, shared how moving to a virtual event was a natural progression over the last six months. The committee came to terms with the uncertainty that COVID-19 brings.

“The safety of our patrons and volunteers is our highest priority, so we first planned for a socially distanced outdoor event that had limited seating and a number of special protocols to keep everyone safe,” Yoo said. “Our fundraising efforts are usually in person at the event, and so it was obvious to us that we needed to offer those virtually instead. “When it became clear that it was a very real possibility that the fashion show may be canceled up to the actual day, we decided the best path forward for everyone involved was to officially call off the fashion show and instead put all of our energy and focus into the online auction.” And that’s when the Art of Fashion Online Auction came to light. Yoo wants people to know that the auction focuses on high-end, luxury items such as a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings custom-designed for this event by Jacqui Grande Fine Gemstones. Other auction item teasers Yoo shared were a private dining experience catered by celebrity chef, Yealang Smith, and a pair of first-class tickets on Alas-

ka Airlines for a two-night stay at The Four Seasons Resort, Los Cabos at Costa Palmas. Participants also have the opportunity to bid on staycation packages at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, and Grande Colonial Hotel. The online auction roster underscores unique items. Yoo echoed how South Coast Plaza has been a tremendous supporter throughout the entire planning experience. “Despite all the uncertainty, South Coast Plaza was fully committed to producing a live fashion show. Even when we made the difficult decision to cancel the show, South Coast Plaza continued to support us by donating luxury fashions and accessories to our online auction,” she said. South Coast Plaza is also offering a $2,000 shopping spree as part of the auction experience. Both Newman and Yoo want everyone to know that there is still time for companies to take part in this debut online auction event through either donation or sponsorship.

Title Sponsors for the Art of Fashion include longtime supporters of The Country Friends, Deb and Les Cross. Other major sponsors include Hoehn Jaguar Land Rover, Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa, Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, Warren Family Foundation, SKY Facial Plastic Surgery, Inc., Duncan Wallace, Torrey Pines Bank, Scott Dunn Exceptional Travel, The Mirandon Foundation for Hope, Tamara Lafarga-Joseph and Roger Joseph, and Andrea Naversen Wait and Dwight Wait. The pandemic has caused financial hardship to many, including nonprofits. “To shut down the Art of Fashion at a time when these charities need us the most is heartbreaking. We need to come together as a community to help,” Yoo said. For those interested in donations or sponsorships, contact The Country Friends at For community members wanting to take part in the Art of Fashion Online Auction from Oct. 10 to 16, please visit www.TheCountryFriends. org for more information.

by Ian August. Purchase $20 ticket at http://oceansidet heat / don na / /. All patrons who have purchased tickets will receive Know something that’s going an e-mail with a link to on? Send it to calendar@ stream the production. This link will be available from noon Oct. 2 to noon Oct. 5. You may view the producNEW ART EXHIBIT tion at any time during this MiraCosta College’s window. Art Faculty latest exhibit, “Escape,” is on display online at the Kruglak Gallery during the fall 2020 semes- LATINX CELEBRATION ter. See the entire exhibit at New Village Arts Thehttps://kruglakgallery.wee- atre will host a series of free Latinx events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month ‘DONNA ORBITS THE MOON’ through Oct. 15. Oct. 3 ofScripps Ranch Theatre fers a “Night of Poetry, Muand Oceanside Theatre have sic, and Dance.” Hispanic teamed up to co-produce a Heritage Month concludes filmed reading of the play Oct. 10 with a reading of “Donna Orbits The Moon” “Nana’s Theatre Spectacu-

lar,” written specifically for Zoom. In lieu of ticket sales, make a donation to the Teatro Pueblo Nuevo Scholarship Fund. Information at and on NVA’s social media accounts @NewVillageArt.

mixed media, etc.) and by artist’s name as well. Artists add new images to keep their virtual art show fresh. The gallery will remain available until Art in the Village 2021 next summer.

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RANCHO SANTA FE — The Country Friends, headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe, faced the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic by postponing its 65th Annual Art of Fashion event in September 2020. Instead, committee members decided to debut the Art of Fashion Online Auction brimming with couture designers, sought-after getaways, and more. The luxe online auction is slated from Oct. 10 to 16 to raise funds to support San Diego County-based nonprofits. Since its inception in 1954, The Country Friends has raised nearly $14 million to help human care agencies. In addition to its Consignment Shop in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, other ways they have raised money and support have been through special events. Their most popular event, the Art of Fashion, was vital in helping the nonprofit reach its annual philanthropic goals. The nonprofit is optimistic that its upcoming online auction in Oct. will help reach those goals. Like previous years, the 2020 Art of Fashion Run-


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Oceanside Museum of Art will host a Scarecrow-Making Workshop noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 10, on the terrace at OMA, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. The class is free, with registration required. Join artist Robin Douglas to design and create a unique scarecrow from scratch with a mix of clothing, colorful decorations, and plenty of straw. Register at https: // EVENSONG St. Michael’s by-the- crow-Making-Workshop. Sea Episcopal Church, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad is hosting a “Jazz Evensong” program every Sunday from ARTS PARTNERSHIP 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. outside on Escondido Arts Partthe parish lawn, with masks, nership’s artist members social distancing, sign-in re- show works in glass, cequired, free to the public. ramic, assemblage, wood On drums is the legendary carving, fiber and a variety Tom Morey, inventor of the of traditional artistic mediboogie board. Keith Bishop ums for the Members Only on saxophone (played with Exhibition in the Escondido the Buddy Rich Band). Lea- Municipal Gallery, 262 E. nord Thompson on piano, Grand Ave., Escondido. and Dene Davidson on bass. THEATER HAPPY HOUR

Get ready to be part of join North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Curtain Up! Happy Hour and Fundraiser from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 4, hosted by Clint Bell with appearances by Lucie Arnaz, Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Purl, Sarah Errington, and David Ellenstein. No reservation required. Attend from anywhere simply by visiting



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You can see the wide variety of artwork provided by the Art in the Village artists at carlsbad-village. com/events /art-in-the-village. Here you will find artwork by category (painting, sculpture, photography,

Southern California high school students of all skill levels are encouraged to apply to be a part of The Music Center’s Spotlight, a free annual scholarship and arts training program. All students submit a video audition online and may apply to multiple categories for free. The deadline for


Escondido Municipal Gallery/Escondido Arts Partnership is seeking art for “The Big Little Art Show,” planned for Nov. 13 to Dec. 4. Art will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and Oct. 17. For more information, visit


North Coast Repertory Theatre is staging a full theatrical production streaming online through Oct. 11. “Necessary Sacrifices” will stream on showtix4U. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at northcoastrep. org.


In the Escondido Arts Partnership’s Yellow Room at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, is the art exhibit “Tell Me Something Good,” an interactive space to leave a “happy rant.” EAP asks you to leave a message of inspiration, a happy story, a quote or anything to encourage a smile. Gallery Hours: Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thurs. to Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Through Oct. 26, the Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, Encinitas, will present a very special annual show featuring the artwork of U.S. military veterans. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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ll right, good readers. You have my permission to break out the pumpkins, autumn leaves, and Halloween décor. Let’s get this party started. This year, here in the land with no seasons, I still knew when fall began. There was a subtle change — a crispness, a bit less daylight. The mornings required my flannel bathrobe. The temperature has only varied by a few degrees, but there is no denying it. I tend to chafe about getting into the fall holidays too soon because I hang on to summer with a death grip. I go into mourning as the last of our glorious summer tomatoes come off the vine. But this year, I gave summer a smooch and let it go, with a minimum of pouting. Doubt me? I bought some ceramic pumpkins last week. Not long ago, as my daughter’s wedding approached, we were still wearing summer-weight clothes and, well, sweating … a lot. We were agonizing over how we would keep the champagne cold and the cupcake icing from melting. The wedding day, in late September, was sweltering and humid. But last week, I had to iron some long-sleeved blouses, put on long pants, and even wore some sweaters. I haven’t given up my sandals yet, but I did give a quick review to my closed-toe shoe collection. And the final, absolute sign of the seasons? I have contemplated Christmas. I have even done a bit of Christmas shopping, which is risky. I have a bad habit of hiding early purchases, only to stumble over them the next summer. So light those pumpkin spice candles, stock the shelves with cocoa mix and get ready to hide those perfectly polished toenails. But wait. The ocean temperature is still 70 degrees. So maybe we’ll sneak in just one or two more beach visits, eh? Just don’t tell your East Coast relatives. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer and incorrigible fan of summertime. Contact her at jean@

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Council hears financial status report By Tigist Layne

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido City Council met Sept. 23, and received a year-end financial status report for fiscal year 2019 to 2020, which showed that the city’s General Fund ended the fiscal year with a net operating loss of $3.8 million. According to the staff report, the largest driver of revenue for the City of Escondido is sales tax from a diverse set of businesses. Health orders issued to address the impact of COVID-19, however, impacted businesses and resulted in a significant decrease in sales tax revenue. “Receipts for the first quarter of 2020 were received and showed an actual drop of approximately 13% compared to the first quarter of 2019. A portion of the decrease was reduced economic activity, but a portion was also due to delayed sales tax payments allowed by various state programs,” according to the report. Fortunately, the city received $1.2 million in budgeted one-time revenue and unanticipated funds totaling $5.5 million. The report states that $1.5 million is from un-


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The iconic Encinitas restaurant, Cap’n Keno’s, at 158 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, will be commemorating its 50th anniversary Oct. 2. Owner Jerry Salvo is planning a small celebration that day.


Cal State San Marcos senior Kayla Nguyen received the 2020 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, the California State University’s highest recognition of student accomplishment. The award accompanies a donor-funded scholarship ranging from $6,000 to $15,000 to one student from each state campus. Nguyen, a biotechnology major, received a scholarship of $9,000 for being named a Trustee Emerita Claudia H. Hampton Scholar, bestowed upon the Trustee scholar who scored the third highest among all applicants.


claimed deposits, $4.1 million is from the sale of Windsor Gardens Apartments located at 1600 W. Ninth Avenue to Windsor Gardens Housing Associates, $953,330 was given to the city through the federal CARES Act, and $405,375 was reimbursed to the city by the California Office of Emergency Services for the time and resources of the Fire Department staff deployed to State incidents. As a result of this onetime revenue, the city reported a net ending positive amount of $3 million. However, the city still has not solved its looming budget deficit problem. According to the report, the staff forecasts a budget deficit of $8 million in fiscal year 2021 to 2022. In July, the council declined to place a revenue measure on the November election ballot. This would raise the city’s sales tax by one cent to close a projected $176 million budget deficit over the next 18 years. For now, the city has implemented cost-saving measures that include reducing staff, deferring infrastructure maintenance, investing in technology to reduce on-

going costs and outsourcing services, reducing the maintenance of city parks, and eliminating community outreach programs involving crime prevention and youth engagement. The council voted to place the remaining onetime funds of $2.7 million in the Pension Trust Fund to be used to offset the impact of future cost-cutting and service reduction measures. Finally, the council approved development plans for a Carvana Fulfillment Center/vending machine auto dealership, with an eight-tier glass and steel tower up to 75 feet tall, at 559 N. Hale Avenue. At its previous meeting, on Sept. 16, the council approved an ordinance continuing its business economic recovery efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic until 30 days after the emergency ends, or until the council revokes it. The original Business Recovery Strategy was set to lapse Aug. 20, but the council extended it Aug. 19 for 90 days. This new ordinance allows the strategy to continue through the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, however long that may be.


cators launched its franchise in the Encinitas and Oceanside communities. Assisted Living Locators provides the full continuum of care offering free guidance in locating quality assisted living and in-home care options. The new franchise owner is Senior Care Advisor Steven Trahan. For more information about Assisted Living Locators free service for seniors and their families, call Steven Trahan at (760) 904-6017 or visit NONPROFITS OF THE YEAR The Encinitas Histor- ical Society has been selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by California State Sen. Patricia Bates, 36th Senate District. Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside was also selected as Nonprofit of the Year by 76th District AssemblymemJeanette Victoria Monroe, 86 ber Tasha Boerner Horvath. The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos has selected Cathy Baur as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Baur will start in her new role at the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos on Sept. 1. Baur joins the club from California State University San Marcos. Baur replaces Tish Murry who retired earlier this year after serving more than six years.


Former Cal State San Marcos women's golf student-athlete Jaime Jacob was announced as a Top 30 honoree for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, the Woman of the Year Selection Committee


The Old Globe in Balboa Park will serve as an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the 2020 Presidential General Election, Tuesday, Oct. 6, through Tuesday, Nov. 3. Your signed, sealed, and dated mail ballot envelope can be dropped off Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Election Day, Nov. 3, hours for dropping off mail ballots are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Questions regarding the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program should be directed to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters: (858) 565-5800.

Most recently a diplomat with the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, Scott Rasmussen, is the new Executive Director of Hands of Peace, an international non-profit organization that empowers young Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians to raise their voices for change. Officially starting on International Peace Day, Sept. 21, Rasmussen brings peacebuilding skills and an understanding of the region ASSISTED LIVING FRANCHISE to Hands of Peace. Assisted Living Lo-

PIERCAN USA is a worldwide leader in manufacturing niche polymer products, including specialty gloves used by NASA, pharmaceutical companies, national labs and the military. The City of San Marcos helped Piercan secure a $1.5 million tax credit. Courtesy photo


will invest more than $7.5 million in wages, equipment and improvements within the next five years. Julio Cedillo, Piercan’s general manager, told The Coast News that they contacted the City of San Marcos for help in understanding and applying for the program. “We’ve been growing at a very fast pace and we’re going to continue at the same pace or even faster, which means we’ll be investing in potentially more space, more employees, more equipment and bringing more talent into the organization,” Cedillo encinitas-oceanside. PALOMAR PLAYS IT SAFE

The majority of classes at Palomar College will remain online during the spring 2021 semester in compliance with public health orders, as local health officials continue to urge caution.


North County Health Services (NCHS) in San Marcos has updated its name to TrueCare. Since

state taxes, so if we can do anything to help businesses cut costs, we try to do that.” So far, the city has helped five San Marcos companies secure nearly $3 million in tax credits since 2017, allowing local businesses to expand and create new jobs. “We’re trying to be a good corporate citizen and also give it back to the City of San Marcos,” Cedillo said. “A keyword in all of this is partnership… it’s about partnering with the city and the state. It’s not just about profit, it’s about creating a difference in the community and in our Piercan family.”

1971, NCHS has served people from all walks of life in North San Diego. The new name change to TrueCare was developed to refresh the brand promise of a patient-focused experience for all patients — regardless of income — in its expanded geographic area.

Leichtag Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, has granted $619,750 to 31 nonprofits to date. Furthermore, $673,921 was leveraged for local COVID-19-related needs from additional donors.


The North County COVID-19 Response Fund launched in March, a collaborative effort of the Coastal Community Foundation,


Carlsbad resident Ray Pearson, a local businessman and community leader, announced that he will seek re-election to the Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees.


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Seniors take advantage of active lifestyle at Silvergate San Marcos SAN MARCOS - October 2, 2020 Inside the safety and protection of the Silvergate San Marcos retirement community, seniors are finding creative ways to have fun and be active despite the new normal of the outside world. At Silvergate, residents are focused on staying healthy, spending time safely with other residents, and enjoying each day fully by taking part in regular physical activity throughout the week. “I love the exercise we do here at Silvergate,” said Merrio Izor, a new resident at Silvergate San Marcos who takes full advantage of the community’s activities as they are announced and offered. “They have all kinds of activities. You can pick and choose what you like. If I were at home, I’d stay inside all the time…here I walk every morning which I love. It’s invigorating and I really enjoy it.” New Activities Planned Regularly For Residents With a dedicated Activities Director planning creative and fun events daily, there are always opportunities for residents to get moving and be active. Silvergate’s staff continually plans and leads a variety of fitness classes and physical activities to help residents strengthen their bodies, improve their cognitive abilities, and maintain a greater level of independence for a longer period of time. “We’re not letting the pandemic hamper our ability to offer fun and fulfilling activities to our residents,” said Judy Salazar-Soto, Activities Director for Silvergate San Marcos. “We offer so much more than just socially distanced card games and puzzles. We want our residents to enjoy activities that keep them physically active and mentally agile. We try to switch up our fitness classes regularly to give residents new activities to try and enjoy.”

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(Eventually), they start talking about sexual stuff and asking for nude photos.” If a perpetrator asks to meet the decoy minor, Ghost will arrive at the location with his camera rolling and a couple of friends for protection. After realizing they’ve been hoodwinked, the predator typically attempts to flee. But there is no escaping the internet. When Ghost first started, he frequently contacted the police, and sometimes law enforcement took a report. In most cases, that was it. “I stopped calling the police,” Ghost said. “Now, I just upload the video and if the police take an interest, they contact me.” And they did. During a four-day sting operation this past June in Los Angeles, CC Unit released a video of a disturbing capture — teacher John Seura of Will Rogers Continuation High School. After uploading the video, Ghost said he was contacted by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, requesting chat logs and videos of his interactions. Seura was later arrested in late July and charged with a felony, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website, but it remains unclear if his arrest was related to Ghost’s sting operation. In North County, a youth ministry coordinator at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish was suspended and later moved out of the area following the release of a damaging CC Unit video. Toney Renteria, a former Fallbrook resident, was accused of having inappropriate conversations with a 14-year-old boy and attempting to meet him for a sexual encounter at a Vista grocery store. Instead, Renteria was introduced to Ghost and his team, who captured the entire interaction on video. “You never know who you are going to catch,” Ghost said. “These are people who seem like completely normal human beings, average Joes, working 9-to5 jobs, but they are creeps. You just don’t know who someone is. You can’t judge a book by its cover.” The ‘big monster’ While the efforts of civilian vigilantes like Ghost and CC Unit have helped expose online sexual predators in the region, the business of human trafficking is booming, with profit margins rivaling those of illegal drug sales. In a 2016 report by Dr. Ami Carpenter, professor at the University of San Diego, and Dr. Jaime Gates, cultural anthropologist at Point Loma Nazarene University, the illicit sex economy in San Diego County was estimated to be an $800 million enterprise in 2013, which the report suggested was an undervaluation. The study also found that sex-traffick-

A GRAPHIC used by CC Unit, an online vigilante group that targets sexual predators in San Diego County. CC stands for Creep Catcher, and the group posts videos of individuals caught trying to meet minors for sex, including in North County. Photo via YouTube

ing facilitators make an average of $670,625 per year. According to District Attorney Summer Stephan, since COVID-19 swept across the region, San Diego County has seen an uptick in human-trafficking activities involving minors — the average age of a victim being approximately 16-years old. Since many children have been distance learning on computers and tablets due to the current health crisis, their risk of interacting with online predators has grown significantly. This year, National Center for Missing Exploited Children reported the number of “online enticement” reports from January 1 to June 30 had increased by 93% compared with last year’s national statistics over the same time period. In a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, Stephan noted that reports of child predatory behavior to the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force have tripled during school closures. According to Stephan, the number of cyber tips more than tripled in April 2020, the first full month of school closures, and quadrupled in May 2020, the second month of all school closures in San Diego County. The FBI also named San Diego as a high-intensity child prostitution area, with Oceanside and Escondido holding the highest concentration of human trafficking activity in the county. Social media websites and messaging apps such as Instagram, Facebook, Kik and Snapchat remain notorious hunting grounds for online predators. “From everything I’ve seen, I really think that social media websites should not be used at all by younger children,” Stephan told The Coast News. “I think they are a recipe for trouble. We know predators roam Instagram looking for statements by a child that they are lonely or mad at a friend or parent, and they use that as their opportunity.” Stephan said that unlike other crimes that are localized to a particular region, human trafficking travels, which increases the difficulty of locating victims and arresting facilitators. Large events attract-

ing out-of-town visitors invariably raises the demand for prostitution. “For ComicCon, we would see a lot of visitors from out of town, which is an opportunity for traffickers to sell human beings for sex,” Stephan said. “A victim might reside in North County but the place she ‘GHOST’ is being sold for sex could be in Mission Valley. That is the big monster to overcome human trafficking.” Due to this vast and transient criminal network, a multi-agency task force was assembled in the region, which consists of law enforcement investigators from around the county and state, including the California Department of Justice, San Diego Police Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and San Diego County District Attorney’s office, with multiple substations across the county. The task force also includes Willow, a two-yearold English Labrador and the first electronic scent detection dog in Southern California trained to sniff out cellphones, thumb drives, memory cards and other electronic data storage devices. When it comes to civilian vigilante groups, Stephan said she understands the frustration within the community but asks that concerned residents allow police and task forces to handle these crimes. “We understand people want to help us. But we don’t want civilians to do their own investigations because it can do harm to them and compromise cases,” Stephan said. Local resources for victims Once a child has been rescued from sexual slavery, the road to recovery can be difficult, but there are organizations offering services and resources to help them reintegrate back into society. Girls Rising Above Child Exploitation (GRACE) in San Diego is a volunteer-based organization that helps victims of child exploitation receive access to food, shel-

ter, clothing, toiletries and therapeutic services. Leah Watson, founder and president of GRACE, is a survivor of abuse who has used her personal experience to help others cope with the trauma associated with exploitation. Since 2017, the nonprofit has relied on volunteers and community advocates to educate and mentor exploited, trafficked and atrisk youth. GRACE offers several programs, including weekly therapeutic art sessions, job skill training and resume writing services and outdoor field trips. By next year, the organization hopes to launch a new housing program, in partnership with different churches, asking families to receive training and host a

youth to live at their home. Watson said one of the ways to combat sexual slavery is simple – don’t support it. “It’s a basic business concept, supply and demand,” Watson said. “Stop buying. If people weren’t buying sex, it wouldn’t exist.” Watson said she always tells parents to monitor their child’s social media access on their home computers and cell phones. “If your child has a smartphone, a trafficker has direct access to them,” Watson said. “There is so much hazard online. And it doesn’t take much. Traffickers are smart, they‘re businessmen and they know how to lure, groom and appeal to troubled youth.” Another misconception is that traffickers are adult men with no relation to the victim. However, Watson said this is simply not true. “Sometimes they are older men but sometimes they are peers,” Watson said. “A lot of cases involve boyfriends. Guys who (the victim) think are their boyfriends are actually the ones manipulating them.” There are also cases of familial trafficking — the victim’s own parents selling and exploiting them for drug money or just to pay the bills. There are also cases of familial trafficking — the victim’s own parents selling and exploiting them for drug money or just to pay the bills. And Watson believes some form of trafficking — exploitation, grooming,

How to get help • Victims of human trafficking can be anyone — men, women, children, adults, foreign nationals, or U.S. citizens. If you believe that you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Making that phone call will provide you with help, referral to services, training, and more general information. • For more information about GRACE, visit www.girlsrisingabove. org. Instagram: @girlsrisingabove. • National Human Trafficking Resource Center: Call 1-888-3737888 or text BeFree (233733). • If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police. prostitution — occurs on nearly every school campus. Both Stephan and Watson agreed on the need for more conversations about the harm of buying someone for sex. “No one says, ‘I want to (be a prostitute) for a living,’” Stephan said. “We have to talk to our boys and men about the demand side of this.”

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Food &Wine

A bourbon barrel-aged wine exploration


ou gotta let it breathe. Let the tannins out.” In my house, we say that just about every time we open a bottle of wine. Then we immediately pour and start drinking. We are not enlightened wine drinkers. Everything we know about tannins was learned from an episode of “How I Met Your Mother.” For younger readers, HIMYM was a sitcom that we had to watch once a week on television. A BOTTLE of Ménage à Trois Cabernet aged three months in Then we would wait a bourbon barrels. Photo by Ryan Woldt week to watch it again. You

Cheers! North County

Ryan Woldt can look it up. It was a real thing. Then you can watch the entire show on Hulu, but I must warn you it doesn’t hold up as well as “The Office.” But I’m off-topic. Wine is not my expertise. Even when I was actively sampling and buying wines to

sell in the various restaurants I’ve worked for, I was smart enough to crowdsource opinions from our regular wine drinking customers and owners, because at the end of the day it was more important that they liked it than I did. Years of selling was based on memorization. This style matches with red meat. This one with fish, and so on. Grabbing on to the coattails of barrel-aged craft beers, similarly-aged wines started hitting the market in the mid-2010s. The flavors were big

and bold, but it felt like a gimmick. People were buying the branding of bourbon barrel-aging, the stout bottle and the whiskey style label. Fast forward a few years. You can find just about any crafted product that has been aged in bourbon barrels, including coffee, tea, chocolate, maple syrup and even soy sauce. It’s a trend with a long, slow burn. I never really understood it. When I want bourbon, TURN TO CHEERS! ON 18

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BASKETBALL SUPERSTAR Dwyane Wade learned to be a respected premium winemaker from one of Napa Valley’s top winemakers, Jayson Pahlmeyer. Photo courtesy Wade Cellars


or many women battling cancer, they are doing exactly that – battling. It’s constant exhaustion from managing life while fighting the disease, all the while feeling a range of emotions while facing uncertainty. Through the Wigs for Hope program, Tri-City Medical Center has been providing free custom wigs to women undergoing chemotherapy. This valuable program enables them to feel more comfortable, confident and courageous. Unfortunately, as many resources have been impacted, our Wigs for Hope program has suffered a loss of funding. We need your support and contributions to continue providing this service to our community. The Wigs for Hope program changes lives for women like Maria Ochoa, who credits the program for helping restore her confidence and support her stepping back into who she knew herself to be before treatment. “I didn’t want to hear it will grow back. My hair was a part of my identity and the idea of losing ALL of it was incomparable,” said Maria Ochoa. “My nurse and the Cancer Care Navigator who

NBA stars boost Black presence in winemaking

S I didn’t want to hear it will grow back. My hair was a part of my identity and the idea of losing all of it was incomparable. runs the wig program at TriCity Women’s Center, Renee Ebejer, understood what I needed as a person, not just a patient. Renee gave a voice to my loss. She genuinely felt my pain and then found the treatment to alleviate that pain, which was as simple as providing a wig.” With your help, we can continue this program and help more people like Maria.

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ometime during the 2019 season, with my Boston Red Sox struggling, my love of baseball sunk into the San Diego sunset just as my love of NBA basketball rose like a fireball when LeBron James came to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers and San Diego State alum Kawhi Leonard was performing his heroics for the Toronto Raptors before he, too, headed to L.A. Quietly, Black stars who were making it happen in the NBA were becoming premium wine drinkers who, in their off weeks, met around the world’s capitals to compare wines and wishes of ownership in Napa Valley vineyards. One of the NBA’s brightest stars for 15 years and a headliner for the Miami Heat for most of that time was the recently retired Dwyane Wade. With a dream of his own winery in Napa Valley firmly in his sights after basketball, Wade, 38, forged a strong friendship with Jayson Pahlmeyer, a leading Cabernet Sauvignon winemaker for over 30 years. The dream turned to reality when, under Pahlmeyer’s wing, Wade’s passion for fine wine became a reality with Wade Cellars. Something personal and profound in Wade’s life was bottled in his first release, a Wade Cellars 2012 Caber-

taste of wine frank mangio net Sauvignon, launched in Napa Valley in 2015. Now known as the NBA’s most prolific wine star, Wade is currently seen daily on social media, hanging out in the world’s capitals on a boat or a Parisian bar with basketball star buddies, tasting the latest French classic wines from Bordeaux. Wade can be seen in Paris, sipping and rapping on Instagram with the likes of current stars Chris Paul, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and the King, LeBron James. Several expensive French bottles can be seen, including the current Petrus from The Right Bank of Bordeaux with a price tag of $2,000 each. Wine Spectator published a recent interview with Wade on how he went from being a wine lover to a wine vintner with the Pahlmeyers. Here is an excerpt. “It wasn’t like I woke up one morning and declared I want to make wine. It kind of organically happened, and I got to meet the TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 18

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Distilling sustainable spirits with Misadventure & Co. lick the plate david boylan


aving a nephew who is a partner in Detroit City Distillery, I’ve kept loosely connected to the burgeoning spirits scene over the past ten years. When someone told me a Vista-based distiller was utilizing food headed to the dumpster from local anti-food waste organizations to distill their vodka — as all you need is a starch or sugar source to make that happen, I was intrigued and wanted to know more. As it turns out, their new bar was under construction when the coronavirus struck, and in the spirit of an innovative pivot and to stay afloat, the company started to make hand sanitizer. Since then they have reopened with outdoor dining and bar with a full range of delicious craft cocktails made with its award-winning vodka. To learn more I connected with Cory Volkening, Encinitas resident and beverage director at Mis-

CORY VOLKENING pours a drink using sustainable spirits. Photo courtesy of Ronstadt & Associates PR

adventure & Co. Below are have come to expect more some highlights from our and more from restaurants (in terms of service and atconversation. mosphere) and from chefs LTP: Tell me about and bartenders as well, and growing up in North Coun- I think everyone in the serty and how the restaurant vice industry has risen to the occasion. scene has changed. Cory: I grew up in EnLTP: What were some of cinitas and my life was mostly surfing and burritos your early restaurant gigs and I regret precisely none and what was it about them of that. I’ve been working that drew you to the indusin restaurants in North try? Cory: I started as a County since a very young age and the scene has gone busboy and a dishwasher through tremendous chang- at some local diners then es. The culture has definite- moved into some chain ly elevated and customers restaurants and started bar-

tending at sports bars and some local dives. The core nature of the job itself always appealed to me--I enjoy being social and friendly and fast-paced, high-pressure scenarios have always been an area I do better in. More than that I enjoy the camaraderie created by every restaurant’s individual ecosystem, and I’ve met some interesting people (both customers and coworkers) with some interesting stories to tell. Especially when you’re young, you gain a lot of valuable perspectives.

LTP: What is behind the name Misadventure and Co.? Cory: When you’re hiking or traveling it’s often the unexpected things going wrong that create the most exciting times and best stories. The same holds true for business endeavors. We started out as a distillery that wanted to throw whiskey in re-used wine bottles. That turned out to not be a viable process for a startup. But going through that process gave us the skills and know-how to be able to pivot to making vodka from surplus baked goods instead. Misadventure & Co. advocates embracing life’s hardships and misadventures. With the right mindset, you can learn from them and come out of it stronger and wiser.

what was grown locally in abundance. During that search, the Natural Resource Defense Council came out with a study that showed we waste nearly 40% of the food we grow. With that waste comes wasted land, water, and other resources, plus once food decomposes in a landfill it creates massive amounts of greenhouse gases. When you make beer, wine or spirits, all you need is a starch or sugar source. With that understanding, we asked ourselves, could we use some of this extra food as the raw ingredients to make vodka? It was that question that led us to where we are today. The first vodka in the world made from surplus baked goods. LTP: What organizations do you team up with for your raw materials? Cory: We partner primarily with the San Diego Food Bank, and also with gleaning and anti-food waste groups such as Produce Good and The O’Side Kitchen Collaborative.

LTP: I had not heard of your process for making vodka before, tell me more about that and how the idea came to and the process for making it? Cory: In 2015 the company was trying to find a LTP: Tell me more about spirit that didn’t have to age for years like bourbon. your location and the food Enter vodka, which takes partners you team up with a week to make. We still on-site. wanted it to be sustainable TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 18 so we started looking at

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Baby’s first trip an adventure


ight people. Nine days. A rented RV that sleeps 10. Three blowouts. Four national parks. Nearly 2,400 miles. That’s one way to sum up the family vacation that took the blended families of Maria Sauceda and Jacob Armstrong through Arizona, Utah and Wyoming in early August. Oh yes, there’s one other number: 16 days. That’s how long after Maria gave birth that she, Jacob, baby Lincoln, and their other five children, ages 9 to 16, piled into a 35foot RV and headed out on a road trip that took them to Grand Canyon, Arches, Yellowstone and Dinosaur national parks and monument. One must ask: What were they thinking? “We take a trip every summer,” explained Maria, who splits her work and family time between Vista and Temecula. “Last year, it was Bryce Canyon. The year before that, Las Vegas. We originally thought we’d rent a houseboat this year, but as we came closer to booking, we decided an RV road trip would be best. We’d be in our own environment and not around a lot of people. We felt it was safest because of COVID and the new baby.” About that new baby… “(When planning the trip), I thought I was going to be three-and-a-half weeks postpartum,” she added. “I was supposed to give birth July 6, but Lincoln was born July 14. We left on July 30.” Full disclosure: Maria is a friend, and while I’ve always known her to be high-energy and a master organizer, I still found her family vacation story, especially in this time of coronavirus, to be ambitious. There were hurdles, for sure. First challenge: Have the baby, then schedule a vacation in the time left before the start of school. Second challenge: Have a plan. Once the dates were locked in, Maria and Jacob had to create an itinerary and plan on-the-road meals for eight. “Jacob has a degree in city planning, so planning a trip is a natural for him,” Maria said. “He looked at the national parks he wanted us to explore and chose RV parks (pools were a must) close to those. He also chose the parks because his dad passed away and the parks were the ones he took Jacob and his brother and sister to see. We also stopped in Kaysville (Utah) where Jacob grew up.” As for meals, “I had a menu for the entire trip.” And they stuck to it except for one unplanned restaurant stop, necessitated by one of several “hiccups” that occurred even

hit the road e’louise ondash before they left the driveway. “We didn’t realize how long it would take to pack the RV,” Maria admitted, and that put them two hours behind schedule. Day One also brought their first tire blowout, at 9 p.m. near Williams, Arizona, and soon after, the second blowout. Long story short: It took an act of Congress and some begging to get someone to transport the family of eight to a nearby motel, and to find someone willing to tow the RV the next morning. A third blowout came on Day Seven near Jackson Hole,

Wyoming, and many calls later, a mobile mechanic arrived and put on a new tire. The last hiccup was a broken water pipe that came on the last day of their trip, so they decided to stay in a motel. Still, Maria said, “in the end, I think (traveling by RV) is a great trip to do with family. With a newborn, too. You are in your own area and control who you are around. All the parks we went to the kids will remember. They are all at good ages for hiking and seeing the differences in the parks.” Next year? Maria and Jacob are going to revisit that houseboat idea. Want to share an adventure? Email eondash@ For more photos and commen- THE SAUCEDA-ARMSTRONG family gathers for a photo in Utah’s Arches National Park. From tary, visit www.facebook. left: Maria Sauceda carrying 18-day-old Lincoln; Avery, 12; Leonard, 13; Lily, 11; Quinn, 9; Ella, 16; and Jacob Armstrong. Courtesy photo com/elouise.ondash.

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Gaspar Focuses on Difficult Issues in Re-Election Kristin Gaspar stunned insiders in 2016 when she defeated an incumbent Supervisor, something that hadn’t been done in three decades. From her first vote on the Board of Supervisors she established herself as an independent voice unwilling to “go-along-to-getalong” with four colleagues who’d been on the Board since the early 90’s. “The first vote was a pay raise and pension increase for the Board, but not County employees,” said Gaspar. “I have to admit I was shocked at the self-serving nature of it. My colleagues put a lot of pressure on me, but it wasn’t very hard to vote no.” That first vote told Gaspar a lot about the culture at the County. For too many years, important issues were ignored while comfortable incumbents counted the days until their forced retirement, focused only on their pet projects. “San Diego has a lot of

very serious problems that are only getting worse,” said Gaspar. “If we are going to make a difference, we must end business-as-usual.” Gaspar has focused on some of the most complicated and often intertwined issues: mental health, addiction, homelessness, and juvenile justice reform. “Sadly, these aren’t the issues that attract media attention and not something you do a press conference about, but it is this work that makes a difference in our community,” said Gaspar. While San Diego has seen a minor decrease in regional homelessness, many of those living on the street suffer from mental illness. Gaspar worked with officials at Tri-City Medical Center to negotiate a ground-breaking new psychiatric facility which added beds and opened up new treatment opportunities. Mental health advocate Liz Kruidenier called it, “An in-

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right people who urged me to think of it as a business,” Wade told Wine Spectator. “I didn’t want to just lend my name to a big winery. So I went to Napa and talked to some hands-on wineries and fell in love with Jayson Pahlmeyer and his family. We both agreed there was good synergy. This was 2014. A year later I had my own wine, the 2012 Wade Cab.” The latest wine, and Wade’s personal favorite, is the 2016 Wade Cellars Three by Wade Red Blend for $29.95. This wine is a medium bodied yet flavorful expression of the vintage, which all agree was a banner year at harvest in Napa. Visit at dwadecellars. com.

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Packers, and was the only defensive player in college football to ever win the Heisman Trophy as the best player in the country. He also made his first barrel of wine in 2001. In the latest issue of Wine Spectator, the article on Woodson points out that NFL’s Woodson scores over the past two decades, with winemaking he founded two wine laCharles Woodson bels. The first, out of Calplayed for the Oakland istoga in Napa Valley was Raiders and the Green Bay labeled Twenty Four, his

• North County Wine Company’s Wine of the Week is an Australian McLaren Vale Blend, a 2016 Davey & Brown Vortex. It’s mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Tempranillo and a splash of Grenache. Wine Enthusiast rates it 90 points. NCWC has knocked the price down to just $13.97/bottle. Call 760-653-9032. Reach Frank Mangio at

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I drink bourbon. When I want coffee, I drink coffee. When I want …you get the picture. So why, I wondered, put wine in a bourbon barrel at all? Bourbon barrels have to be made of 100% American oak by law. The insides are charred, and when left to age, whatever liquid inside will start pulling flavors from the wood and whatever was previously stored in the barrel. Even though wine is already often aged in oak casks, by using a bourbon barrel, in theory, it will infuse some of the big, rich and warm flavors traditionally found in bourbon, like maple, brown sugar or va-


City, Austin, Texas, and Orange County opened her eyes to different ways of doing things than the onesize-fits-all programs government typically adopts. One of those programs is The Other Side Academy based in Salt Lake City. She was so impressed with the program’s ability to help criminals, homeless, and substance abusers change their lives that she launched the program here in San Diego. The comprehensive two-year residential program offers vocational training, education, peer counseling and mentoring, leadership training and transitional services. Another area important to her, particularly as a mother of three, is juvenile justice reform. Gaspar established Achievement Centers, safely and effectively providing alternatives for at-risk youth with structure and accountability, and a focus on academ-

ic assistance, literacy, and career and technical education pathways. She’s drawn criticism from her willingness to work with the Trump Administration but she says that’s part of the job. “I don’t have the luxury of only working with popular elected leaders. If we are going to get good results for all San Diegans, it’s my job to work with everyone.” Her work has attracted a broad coalition of endorsements. In addition to the Regional Chamber of Commerce, North County and Greater San Diego Realtors, Restaurant Association, she’s been endorsed by the Latino American Political Association, Asian Americans for Equality, the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, the County Probation Officers, and County Firefighters (CAL FIRE). Paid for by Committee to elect Gaspar. FPPC #1396368.

nilla. By limiting the aging to only a few months the new flavors will hopefully enhance, and not overwhelm the original grape wine taste. This week I surprised myself by purchasing a bottle of Menage à Trois Cabernet aged three months in bourbon barrels. I even went over the house standard of $10 per bottle to get it. Ménage à Trois is a Napa-based value brand known for blending red wines. Their wines can be found in just about every grocery or liquor store in California. The gimmick got me, I thought. Pulling the wine cork out I’m surprised by the lack of bourbon whiskey smell.

It smells more like a thick berry jam. I even get a brief hint of black licorice from the cork, but it disappears, never to return. I pour it into a grenade-shaped mason jar (much safer for our rug than a stemmed-wine glass) that will force any smells up into my nose as I drink. Again, I’m surprised by the subtleness. I take a sip. It tastes like a cabernet, but smoother and more complex than my palate is used too, but I don’t taste any bourbon. In fact, if I didn’t know it was aged in a bourbon barrel, I never would have guessed it. What I do get are flavors that feel full and smooth. They mix well together, each softly blending

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can find us at Seaside Market in Cardiff and Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido. You can also buy bottles at the distillery or at and we will ship anywhere in California.

Cory: Our tasting room is like an urban escape. We are located in a business park near a lot of breweries, but we wanted our space to provide a more comfortable LTP: Any plans for exLTP: Where can folks environment. find you at retail around pansion? Our new outdoor area North County? Cory: We have plans to continues that idea surCory: Right now you build our own kitchen and increase production, as well as make sustainable gins, amaros, and canned cocktails. Find Misadventure & Company at

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