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CSUSM president to retire


Gas tax fight looms large on Nov. ballot

By City News Service

SAN MAROCS — Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes announced Sept. 25 that she will retire next summer. Haynes, who began serving as CSUSM's president in 2004, is the longest-tenured president in the university's history. Under her leadership, the school's population bloomed from more then 7,000 in 2004 to its current 17,000. The alumni base has also increased substantially in that time, Haynes from 13,000 to 45,000. “As CSUSM approaches the close of its first major philanthropic campaign, and given its strong position as a forward-focused institution, it seemed to be an appropriate time for ‘First Gentleman’ Jim Mickelson and me to consider our future,” Haynes said in a statement. “After much reflection, I have decided to retire as president of Cal State San Marcos — and Jim as founding director of (CSUSM’s) ACE Scholars Services — effective June 30, 2019.” The San Marcos campus has added 15 new buildings and more than 100 academic programs since 2004, and the school’s Extended Learning Building opens

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By Steve Puterski

THE BORDEN FAMILY home in San Marcos in the 1920s. The house itself dates to 1882. Current owner Carolyn Read, 86, has lived on the 14-acre property since 1963. Photos courtesy of Carolyn Read

Meanwhile, back at the ranch Since 1963, San Marcos woman has sustained rustic island amid city’s growth By Adam Bradley

SAN MARCOS — If home is where the heart is, Carolyn Read has a ginormous heart. The 86-year-old Read lives on what is perhaps one of the largest ranches located on a county island within San Marcos — the 14-acre Borden-Read home. She’s called the property home since 1963 and said even though she’s approached often to sell it to large developers, she’s staying put. “This is my home and I’d hate to see this land be subdivided, I am fighting urban sprawl no doubt,” she said. “I’d rather see it a school, or preserved someway, but definitely not subdivided and modernized.” Read, who is the founder and publisher of the California Horsetrader magazine, now owned by her son, said she acquired the Borden home in 1963, the same year that the city of San Marcos was incorporated.



CAROLYN READ, with Dusty, is founder and publisher of the California Horsetrader magazine.

REGION — It is one of the hottest issues in the state. The Gas Tax is controversial, to say the least, and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio is attempting to repeal the Road Repair and Accountability Act, known as Senate Bill 1, through Proposition 6. DeMaio, who founded Reform California, successfully gathered enough verified signatures for the referendum, which he has railed against since the California State Legislature passed the measure in 2017. A “yes” vote is to repeal the tax. One of his biggest criticisms is the state can redirect A look at the 76th those funds to other District Assembly areas instead of their race, as well as intended use for road updates on the and highway repairs. mayoral races in Another is the tax will Escondido, San cost residents $700 Marcos and Vista. more per year to fill Pages 6-7 up their tanks. Additionally, DeMaio has railed against Gov. Jerry Brown and the recent Department of Motor Vehicles audit, which DeMaio says hasn’t gone far enough. He also says DMV funds are being diverted, which is leading funds from SB 1 to cover overhead costs with the DMV. “Californians, before this tax hike went into effect, were already paying the second-highest tax in the country and we have the worst roads,” DeMaio said on Fox News earlier this year. “The money has been stolen. It’s diverted year after year. The money continues to go the General Fund for salaries and benefits and pensions for government bureaucracies.” However, there are many agencies




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Boys & Girls Club of Vista volunteer honored By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — When George Tsoris was a child in the 1930s, the Boys Club in Milwaukee had a profound effect on him. When the neighborhood kids played outside, he was at the club nearly every single day. Tsoris called it his safe haven filled with fun, games and memories of a summer camp in Northern Wisconsin. Now 90 years old, this Oceanside resident decided a few years ago to pay it forward and volunteer as a poetry teacher at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista. CEO Matt Koumaras of the Boys & Girls Club of Vista noticed Tsoris' dedication. So much in fact, that Koumaras nominated Tsoris for the 2018 Maytag Dependable Leader Award and Tsoris was selected from more than 175 nominations. “George always says that poetry comes from the heart,” Koumaras said. “I can’t think of a person that has a bigger heart for changing lives for kids than George. He is an inspiration.” According to Ellen Clark, the director of development for the Boys & Girls Club of Vista, the Maytag Dependable Leader Award is a national recognition for those who exemplify dedicated service to the children who attend the Boys & Girls Club. It can be given to both employees and volunteers and has been in existence for the past nine years —

GEORGE TSORIS, 90, of Oceanside, was honored as Maytag Dependable Leader for his volunteer work at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista, which also garnered the club a $20,000 grant from the Maytag Corporation. Courtesy photo

this year, two people were chosen. In addition to this leadership award, the Boys & Girls Club of Vista will also receive a $20,000 grant from the Maytag Corporation. “This grant is for scholarships such as with our Youth of the Year program, which recognizes the contributions of youth to their club, school, community and family as well as for academic success, healthy lifestyles, leadership and obstacles overcome,” Clark said. “The grant will also be used for career development for

our youth.” This is the first time that the Boys & Girls Club of Vista has ever received this award for its club. Tsoris has volunteered at the club for the last four years. Clark said that he drops by once a week bringing poetry and prose alive to the kids enrolled in his Poetry Club. “Poetry Club members know without a doubt that they are heard, valued and known by George,” she said. “They are excited about their class and engage fully in the inspirational songs and poems that they learn.”

Tsoris wants everyone to know what an honor it was to receive an award of this magnitude. “I am grateful for this award because it brought $20,000 to the club and the money goes for scholarships and to further the goals of the club,” Tsoris said. “This helps the children. I never expected anything like this award. As a result, I’ve been able to see the work being done all over the country through the Boys & Girls Clubs.” Tsoris said being with kids is very uplifting. “It makes me see their zest for life they have, and it rubs off — I learn from them,” Tsoris said. “Recently I observed a child’s eyes shine as she was saying the words of a poem, this makes me glad.” Tsoris shared that he was first exposed to the art of poetry when he was in fourth grade. It sparked a passion — a passion that he wants to teach other children. “Today schools are not paying much attention to poetry, and I was looking for a place to tell about it,” he said. “I believe it can help kids who have trouble reading with the words. By learning a poem by memory, they gain confidence, and that helps improve their ability to read. I teach a lot of nonsense poems because that’s what the kids enjoy. Poems also come from the heart and can help kids express their feelings.”

County housing update given at council meeting By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — During the Vista City Council meeting on Sept. 11, Michael McSweeney of the Building Association Industry of San Diego gave a presentation from the organization’s perspective about housing in San Diego County. One item he focused on was why the cost of housing in San Diego County was a bit more than the rest of the country. Since the early 1970s, McSweeney said, housing costs have taken off in a radical, vertical climb. According to McSweeney, one cause is that there was not enough housing built — it’s a supply and demand issue. Population growth is another factor. McSweeney cited how in 1971 the San Diego County population was 1.392 million. Today that number has swelled to 3.318 million. “But what drives the

need for housing is job growth. All of you at one time or another in your election campaigns have talked about jobs,” Sweeney told Vista City Council members. “Houses are where jobs go to sleep at night.” If there is not enough housing that people can afford near their jobs, the result will be a significant commute. “That’s why over 60,000 people that work in San Diego live in Riverside,” he said. Days after the presentation, City of Vista Communications Officer Andrea McCullough explained how the city provides opportunities for both market-rate and affordable-housing development prospects in the city. As for jobs, McCullough said that with more than 48,000 jobs across a diverse economic base, Vista is a major player in the

economic landscape of North County. “Jobs in the city increased by 14.5 percent from 2011 to 2016, far outpacing the national growth rate of 8.8 percent during the same time frame,” she said. “As a regional hub for advanced manufacturing, Vista supplies a significant share of the region’s high-value products, helping to fuel the region’s export pipeline.” McCullough went on to say how the city’s Economic Development Department works to both recruit and retain businesses. Because business uses change over the years, McCullough noted, the city keeps abreast of current market conditions and business needs. With this data, the city’s business strategies may be modified when appropriate. Currently, the top growing industries within

the city of Vista are manufacturing, individual and family services, restaurants and other types of eateries. According to McCullough, 12 percent of the employment in Vista has an emphasis in manufacturing. “The city is recognized as a leader in precision manufacturing and high-quality specialty products,” she said. “Over the past few years, the city has attracted several hotels, a car dealership, and is working with several other businesses to add to Vista’s business establishments.” McCullough also shared how 54.3 percent of Vista Business Park employees commute less than 10 miles to work. To learn more about the city of Vista Planning Projects Pipeline, visit planningprojects/

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Supervisors approve Newland Sierra project By Aaron Burgin

REGION — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a controversial development near Merriam Mountain after a marathon hearing on Sept. 26. With Supervisor Dianne Jacob absent, the board voted 4-0 in favor of the Newland Sierra project, a 2,135unit development just north of San Marcos and west of Hidden Meadows and Escondido. The project has a number of supporters, but received heavy opposition from local planning groups, a world-renowned spa facility and a Buddhist center, as well as wildlife agencies that expressed concerns about the project’s impact on a county habitat plan. Supporters and opponents delivered more than four hours’ worth of testimony on all aspects of the project before the board rendered its relatively quick verdict. “I think this is a good project,” said Supervisor Bill Horn, whose District 5 is home to the project. “I think it’s well-designed, wellplanned and I am pleased with mix of housing types.” The Board of Supervisors denied Newland Sierra’s predecessor, the controversial Merriam Mountains project, in March 2010. Developers of that project, which consisted of 2,700 residential units, first applied at the county July 9, 2003, nearly 15 years ago. Developers resubmitted the revamped project in 2015, and the county released the draft environmental impact report in mid-2017. The report, which comes in at nearly 1,800 pages, states that the project will have significant and unavoidable impacts to traffic, air quality, mineral resources, noise and increase in population. Some of the traffic impacts — including increased congestion along several major roadways, intersections and Interstate 15 — can be mitigated, according to the report. However, several of the streets and intersections impacted are outside of the county’s jurisdiction and could only be fixed by Escondido, San Marcos or Caltrans. Newland Communities, the developer, issued a statement shortly after the release of the report in 2017 touting the developer’s commitment to environmental stewardship. The statement high-

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lighted several features of the project that help make it the county’s first net-zero emissions community, including putting solar panels atop every home, a charging station for electrical vehicles in every garage, a community-sponsored shuttle with service throughout the community and the Escondido Transit Center and an electric bike-sharing program across the community. The project also sets aside nearly 72 percent of the acreage for open space. According to the environmental report’s summary page, the project is the first large-scale planned community in San Diego County to achieve a 100 percent reduction in the project’s construction and operational greenhouse gas emissions. Supporters — 47 individuals and four groups who spoke at the Wednesday hearing — said the project was critical to helping the county begin to alleviate its well-documented shortage of housing, especially for middle-income earners. One by one, they spoke about how many friends, family and children had been forced to leave San Diego because they couldn’t find a house within their budget. “This is a project that the county can’t afford to pass up on,” Escondido resident Mark Baker said. Kirk Effinger, an Escondido resident and supporter of the project, dismissed opponents’ concerns about fouling the rural nature of the area. “Don’t believe opponents of the development that said that this is about preserving the back country,” he said. “This is about a (expensive) day spa and wealthy back country owners looking to protect their investment.” Supporters also pointed to the widening of Deer Springs Road and other infrastructure improvements — $56 million worth, according to the staff report — as reasons to approve it. Project opponents, however, pointed to the project’s incompatibility with the county’s general plan, which calls for 99 homes and retail in the area. They said that if the county allowed the development to go through, then the years of development behind the general plan, which was updated in 2011, were for naught. “This is the same project as the Merriam MounTURN TO NEWLAND SIERRA ON 11

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Stephanie Glanz from Rose Elementary School in the Escondido Union School District was named one of five San Diego County Teachers of the Year at “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” Sept. 15. Glanz and the other four teachers will represent San Diego County in the California Teacher of the Year competition for state honors.


The Carlsbad-Oceanside-Vista branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) sponsors girls from area middle schools for a week-long immersion in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) studies at the University of California San Diego and Irvine campuses, called Tech Trek. “Send a Girl to Science Camp is asking area businesses and individuals to donate $1,000 (the cost of a campership for one girl). For more information, contact aauw., or visit Donations can be made to “AAUW California SPF” with Tech Trek on the memo line, and mailed to AAUW-COV, P.O. Box 443, Carlsbad CA 92008.


For the second consecutive week, the Cal State San Marcos men's soccer team was ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Top 25 Poll, this time at No. 23. The Cougars entered the poll for the first time, as a member of the NCAA, at No. 19. CSUSM is 6-1 overall this season and holds a 2-0 record in California College Athletic Association (CCAA) play.



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Carole Patterson, Ph.D., has joined its team of licensed mental health therapists at S.A.G.E Therapy Center, 2725 Jefferson St., Carlsbad. Patterson brings almost 25 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker and mental health therapist. Her areas of specialization include individual therapy for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, panic attacks and addiction.


Solana Center for Environmental Innovation has been recognized for the 2018 Distinguished Program, EMIES UnWasted Food Award by the San Diego Food System Alliance for its commitment to food waste diversion programs in San Diego County. Solana Center’s Executive Director Jessica Toth received the award. CSUSM PRESIDENT TO EXIT

Dr. Karen Haynes announced today that she will retire as president of California State University San Marcos at the end of June 2019. Haynes is the longest-seated president in the CSU system – the first woman to hold this role in history.


Members of the Solana Beach Fund’s grant committee, Julie Wright and Nancy Giberson, presented Casa de Amistad Executive Director Nicole Mione-Green with a grant for $5,000 on Sept. 24 at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, where the nonprofit hosts its popular Study Companions and Kinder to College programs.


Scripps Health announced the opening of a Scripps HealthExpress location at its existing Scripps Coastal Medical Center Vista outpatient center at 130 Cedar Road, Vista. It is open to all patients ages 5 and older, not just current Scripps patients. Open seven days a week, HealthExpress hours run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Patients can walk in or hold their place in line through a triage nurse by dialing (858) 554-7439 or by visiting

Seven Vista Unified School District elementary schools are among schools nationally chosen to receive the U.S. Department of Agriculture “Healthier US School “Gold level award. The HUSSC program is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments CHANGE AT NATIVITY PREP through promotion of nuNativity Prep Acadtrition and physical activemy’s Board of Trustees ity. announced the appointment of Gilbert Brady WOMEN GOLFERS SHINE as the school’s incoming Senior Sarah Garcia president at the start of and junior Jaime Jacob the 2018-2019 academic went 1-2 to lead the Cal year. Brady, a graduate of State San Marcos wom- the United States Military en's golf team to its second Academy at West Point, consecutive Western New George Washington UniMexico Fall Intercollegiate versity (Ph.D.), and Santa team title on Tuesday in Clara University (M.Ed.) Goodyear, Ariz. The Cou- brings exceptional leadergars return to the links on ship qualities to Nativity Oct. 22-23 at the Skyhawk Prep Academy, a faithIntercollegiate hosted by based tuition free school Fort Lewis in Albuquer- serving students from que, N.M. low-income families.

San Marcos 10K makes runners climb over 1,100 feet — I was crazy enough to join them By Steve Horn

It’s 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning. The alarm goes off and I think, “What in the heck am I getting myself into?” As a longtime long-distance runner, it’s a thought I’ve had at this strange hour of the day too many times to count. With nine marathons under my belt and just about as many half marathons, myriad 5K road races and far more than a handful of track and cross countries races as a high school and collegiate runner, questioning my sanity the morning of race day and the night before it is nothing new. But San Marcos’ Double Peak Challenge — a 10K (6.2 miles) race which takes runners up two mountain peaks and over 1,100 feet in elevation worth of climbing, the fourth annual edition of which unfolded on Sept. 29 — takes things to a whole different level. And in fairness, the Double Peak Challenge organizers don’t hide that fact. “Possibly the most challenging 10K distance course in San Diego County,” bluntly reads the race’s website. “The multi-surface paths through San Elijo Hills/ Double Peak offer runners the option of running on asphalt or decomposed granite. Make no mistake, this out-and-back course is steep, but runners are rewarded with panoramic views of the entire north county and a breathtaking summit halfway point.” So, it was with great reverence which I approached the course on race day. I had no illusions that I’d hit a personal record (36 minutes) or come anywhere near it. In fact, I’m too out of shape these days to come anywhere near my prior days of running glory anyway, even

THE AUTHOR at the Sept. 29 Double Peak Challenge, a 10K that takes runners up two mountain peaks. Photo by Steve Horn

on the most pancake flat of courses. Further, this was the first race of my entire running career in which I knew it’d be a run-walk affair, and it turns out that was in the cards for the vast bulk of those who finished the race alongside me, as well. The hills are just too darn steep, long and unyielding for all but the most lean, fit and well-trained runner to complete the out and back circuit by running the whole time. As it turns out, I ran a personal worst 10K time. Indeed, it was even slower of a pace than I’ve ever done an easy training run of that distance. For that matter, slower than even a single mile of a training run in my entire life. And so I finished in 1:09:25, taking 88th place overall out of 264 runners. On this course, on this day, I’ll take it and come back again to ride the pain train more swiftly in 2019.

Those I spoke to for the story shared similar stories about the course’s difficulty. Michelle Lawson, 48, said that when she entered the Double Peak Challenge she “had no idea it was uphill,” registering on a whim because her family had just moved to San Marcos. “You go straight uphill and a lot different than the treadmill,” Lawson told The Coast News. “The sun’s beating down on you and all I remember is that when I saw mile one, I thought it should’ve been mile three.” Lawson said she had to run-walk the first half, but then passed many people during the mostly downhill second half of the race. Her daughter Lauren Lawson, 18, had a comparatively suboptimal race day experience, having to drop out of the race after about a mile and get a ride home from a volunteer. It “was unlike any run I’ve ever experienced before. As soon as we started,

I could see the hills we were going to have to overcome and knew I’d be forced to walk most of it,” she said. “As the elevation increased, I felt so much anxiety and sickness. It was the most grueling, impenetrable path I’ve ever run on.” Winner Alexander Sakelarios, 23, and a student at San Diego’s City College, said that he had a goal going into the race of breaking the course record, but felt it was impossible after experiencing the first mile. Running with a small lead pack until mile two, Sakelarios said he put in a surge at that point and never gave back the lead thereafter. That surge and the crowd support gave Sakelarios, a first time Double Peak Challenge racer, the adrenaline boost he needed to shatter the course record. He told The Coast News he will return in 2019 and make an attempt at breaking his own course record. While a supremely challenging road race, for the race conveners, the event means far more than that. Buck Martin, race director and director of the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, said that the race serves as a fundraiser for both the San Marcos Promise college scholarship for San Marcos Unified School District high school students and the Friends of the San Marcos Parks and Recreation, a group which provides money to children who could not otherwise afford to participate in San Marcos Parks and Recreation programming. Martin said that the Double Peak Challenge is such a great community event and gathering for entire city of San Marcos” and that the city hopes to keep it going for years to come.

Encinitas beach reopens after shark attack By Coast News Staff

ENCINITAS — Beacon’s Beach reopened to the public on Monday, Oct. 1, just 48 hours after a 13-year-old boy was seriously injured in a shark attack at the scenic northern San Diego County surf break. With no reported shark sightings in the area following the weekend attack, the city decided to allow the public back onto the stretch of Encinitas shoreline. Lifeguards and police will continue running extra precautionary patrols at the beach off Neptune Avenue by ground and air throughout the week, according to city officials. Keane Hayes of Encinitas was mauled by a shark of undetermined type about 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 while lobster diving on the first day of this year’s season for legally harvesting the crustaceans. Witness Chad Hammel told reporters he had been with a group of friends when he heard the boy screaming.

“His whole clavicle was ripped open,” Hammel said. “We told him he’s going to be OK, he’s going to be all right — we got help. I yelled at everyone to get out of the water.” Four beachgoers, including a kayaker, helped the injured boy get to shore and provided first-aid prior to the arrival of an ambulance. Physician Tim Fairbanks, chief of pediatric and trauma surgery at Children’s Hospital, said the teen “did well in the operating room” while undergoing surgery for a “very large injury.” Gregg Ferry, who has surfed at Beacon’s for 10 years, said he felt sorry for the boy. “I feel bad for the kid, but it happens, it’s part of the sport,” said Ferry, who said he had been bitten twice by sharks. “You go out there, you take a risk and somebody takes the fall.” Ferry said he didn’t hesitate to return to the waters following the incident. “I would have gone out the same hour he got bitten,”

Ferry said. Other surfers echoed Ferry’s sentiments. “At first it was really close to home because I have a 13 year old son and a whole group of them surf here everyday,” said Andy Davis, who was standing in the parking lot above Beacon’s Beach after a morning surf on Wednesday. Davis said he had been surfing at Beacon’s for 20 years and never witnessed a shark attack of this magnitude. “I had woken up right after it happened and my son was here, the first thing we were doing was trying to figure out who it was and how it happened. So, it was a little bit of a shocker and then just sort of the whole day, it felt sort of surreal. There’s never a feeling that it isn’t safe and I still don’t really feel that way, I mean it is the ocean and these things happen and it was an accident.” Davis, like many of his fellow surfers, believed incidents like this happen when the public enters the waters, which are sharks natural

habitat. “It is something you learn when you learn about the ocean that these things happen,” Davis said. “Usually it is very rare, extremely rare. There are people who have been surfing here for 50 years and it has never happened to them, but you think that every day there are car accidents. “It’s unfortunate, but it’s part of life,” Davis said. “You can go out there and get stung by a stingray, your board can hit you, someone else can run into you. It happens.” Davis said, looking down at the ocean filled with about 30 surfers, that he expected people to be back after the incident. “I thought it would be, I would be really surprised if people weren’t out surfing anymore,” Davis said. “Again, if that happened all the time, I think people would look at it differently. But you think one time in the history of this beach, people aren’t going to stop (surfing).”


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Why ‘no cash bail’ law will pass legal muster “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” — 8th Amendment, United States Constitution (part of the Bill of Rights)

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ess than two hours after Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s landmark new “no cash bail” law, the Republican candidate to become the state’s top lawyer pronounced it illegal, unconstitutional. This came even before the billion-dollar bail bond industry — likely to become extinct under the new law — began a campaign to qualify a 2020 referendum to cancel the measure. Here’s what the GOP’s attorney general candidate Steven Bailey quickly said: “As recently upheld by the 11th Circuit (federal) Court of Appeals, the right to bail is a constitutional right and replacing it with problematic ‘risk assessment’ instruments denounced by over 115 civil rights groups (would) threaten the fundamental principles of freedom and equal justice under the law.” Bailey, a retired El Dorado County Superior Court judge, followed one line of attack opponents of “no cash bail” will use against the new system, due to take effect one year from this week unless the referendum qualifies for the ballot and causes at least a temporary suspension. Other arguments against the new law will surely come from bail bondsmen, who have thrived for centuries under the current system, giving rise to countless bounty hunters like the legendary Duane (Dog) Chapman, subject of a long-running reality TV show.

Under the current system, criminal defendants lacking the full amount of their bail can often pay a bail bondsman 10 percent of the amount in cash, with the bondsman providing the rest. Bounty hunters enter when defendants jump bail and the 90 percent paid by bail bondsmen gets forfeited. Also, many defendants put up homes and other property to secure their bail, while others borrow from friends and relatives. If opponents of eliminating cash bail repeat Bailey’s claim that it is a constitutional right, they will almost certainly lose in every court. For the Eighth Amendment says nothing about a right to cash bail, only that it cannot be “excessive.” A system evaluating flight risk and potential danger to the public does not amount to a demand for large sums of money, thus appearing to pass constitutional muster. Nor did the 11th Circuit decide just as Bailey claimed. Instead, the Atlanta-based court ruled valid in mid-summer a local law in Calhoun, Georgia, guaranteeing a bail hearing within 48 hours of arrest. That doesn’t say cash bail is a must. So it would likely be a mistake for other lawyers to follow the implicit advice of the attorney general hopeful. In fact, the idea of ending cash bail has been around for decades. Brown first advocated it in his 1979 State of the State speech to the Legislature, almost forty years before making it reality.

L Looking for strong leadership at your firm? Hire female veterans By Terriyakka Bourne

Female veterans are constantly breaking barriers and setting records. Whether it is the $16 billion their businesses raked in last year or the record number running for Congress, women vets excel as leaders long after they leave active service. Despite this, they continue to face high rates of under- and unemployment. Fortunately, more companies realize the tremendous value female veterans can bring and are taking serious steps to recruit and retain them. The case for hiring female veterans is self-evident: There are more than 2.2 million women vets, which gives firms a huge pool of talent from which to draw. In a tight labor market where employers are struggling to attract qualified candidates with leadership skills, businesses should not make the mistake of overlooking female veterans. When women separate from the military, they bring with them experience, training and skills that extend far beyond combat, as evidenced by veterans working in diverse fields such as medicine, law and tech. Female veterans are not only thoughtful, communicative leaders, but also have been trained to lead in pressure-filled and constantly changing environ-

ments — a skill that is vital in a dynamic business environment that is rapidly evolving with the pace of innovation. And yet, former female military members face an uphill journey on their path to securing these leadership roles and advancing their civilian careers. They must regularly contend with the heightened pressures of imposter syndrome, workplace sexism and gender discrimination. A 2017 survey conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) found that a majority of respondents agreed that women in uniform have a harder time readjusting to civilian life, dealing with their superiors and receiving VA benefits. This, coupled with male peers who constantly question their abilities and strengths along the way, makes the successes of female vets all the more impressive. There is no doubt that the military’s gender disparity prepares female vets to persevere in traditionally male-dominated industries such as tech and engineering. But it also explains why female veterans are less likely to identify and access the resources available to them while transitioning from military to civilian life. The private sector should take on the responsi-

bility of actively recruiting female vets to fix this disparity. While some firms are now taking steps to do this, we can and should do more as a business community to help reduce the high rates of under- and unemployment among this group. These are the values and skills female veterans bring to their work: an ability to lead with empathy in the midst of rapidly changing circumstances and a capacity for effective teamwork. But their expertise and experience are only a few of the reasons to actively hire them; ultimately, recruiting female veterans is a smart business decision. From the moment they first put on their uniform, female vets must endure one obstacle after another to receive the same recognition as their male peers. And despite being uniquely qualified, they continue to have a harder time finding suitable employment than their civilian or male counterparts. The private sector should step in and do its part of leveling the playing field. It is not just because our female veterans deserve better — it is because they have earned it. Terriyakka Bourne is a female vet working in Afghanistan for Sallyport Global

State review program improves health care access By Marie Waldron

CHBRP is a strange sounding acronym for an important program providing Californians with better health care policy at lower costs. The California Health Benefit Review Program analyzes health care policies for efficiencies and cost effectiveness for the best available health care outcomes for patients. A Medi-Cal patient may not be able to access innovative treatments due to cost, insurance formularies or other issues. A CHBRP analysis of legislative policies may improve access to care by demonstrating the longer term savings and better patient outcomes of new-

er treatments. My bill, AB 2893, extends the current 12 month CHBRP review process to up to two years. Better treatment protocols upfront may, in fact, produce cost savings, fewer hospitalizations or doctor visits, and improved quality of life for the patient in a longer view. The California Chronic Care Coalition writes that the longer evaluation period would “allow a more complete assessment of health outcomes, budget savings and costs rather than keeping CHBRP’s analyses limited to the current 12 month period.” CHBRP responds to requests from the Legislature

to provide independent analysis of medical and public health impacts of proposed health care changes. A team of analytic staff at the University of California, along with actuarial consultants and a National Advisory Council of experts provide balanced studies and reviews. I am happy to report that AB 2893 received unanimous bipartisan support, was signed into law by Gov. Brown on Sept. 10, and goes into effect Jan. 1. Minority Floor Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature.

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“Today,” he said, “California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly.” His comment echoed arguments of advocates who long maintained the rich easily go free while awaiting trial, but when the poor face similar charges, they often languish months or years away from home and family. Amplified Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic candidate for governor, “A person’s checking account balance should never determine how they are treated under the law. Cash bail criminalizes poverty…” While cash resources will supposedly no longer have a role in pre-trial release, critics of the new law maintain it gives too much power to judges, empowered to order accused persons held however long it takes to adjudicate their cases. That means money will still have a role, even if it’s used only to hire competent and influential lawyers. The indigent accused, often represented by overworked public defenders or court-appointed attorneys, won’t be able to marshal the same kind of campaign for freedom as the wealthy. In a sense, the new system will be a lot like the current post-verdict sentencing system, where court officials recommend a sentence and generally see their recommendations followed, with lawyers sometimes able to influence their findings. This may not be fair, but it has survived every constitutional challenge. Most likely, so will California’s new no cash bail system. Email Thomas Elias at For more Elias columns, visit

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Vista woman breaks tequila’s glass ceiling By Christina Macone-Greene

VISTA — She’s a trailblazer who made her mark in the world of tequila — a spirit business dominated by males. Born in Guadalajara, Paula Torres-Symington has beaten the odds after the 2006 launch of her tequila company Nobleza Azul Tequila, which has its distribution headquarters in Vista. Torres-Symington is the first ever female founder and president of a tequila company. She didn’t just wake up one day and decide to establish her own company. Hers is a story dating back five generations to her family’s Mexico-based agave farm in the Highlands of Jalisco, next to Arandas Michoacan. According to Torres-Symington, the farm areas are hilly, so the agave tends to fight more to survive which lends to its sweet taste. It’s unequivocally sweeter than agave grown on flat farmlands. Torres- Sy mington’s background was in farming agave, not alcohol manufacturing and distribution. This business flipside required education — and a lot of it. Nobleza is minorityand female-owned. The emphasis on women is huge because women own less than 1 percent of tequila businesses. Torres-Symington said her family came to a cross-

roads when tequila companies were purchasing their agave for less than three pesos each. Agave isn’t a fast-growing plant — it takes eight years to grow. It’s the type of crop that needs patience. The rate of return for the crop was far from ideal for the family, and that’s when Torres-Symington decided to start her own tequila company with three varieties: reposado, blanco and añejo. “While our family story is great, there was so much competition with multinational companies now owning 90 percent of all the tequila industry and almost 98 percent of the agave now,” she said. To r r e s - S y m i n g t o n is quick to point out that there is nothing modern about their distillery, which uses a natural water well. After the agave is harvested in Michoacan, it is produced in Arandas Jalisco — the favorite destination of where Don Julio other premium brands are produced. Because of her family’s rich history in the cultivation of blue agave, it was important to also carry on their tradition in naming the tequila company. “The inspiration of our business name came from the Noble Experiment, which was the prohibition of alcohol in the United States,” she said, adding that the tequila bottles

PAULA TORRES-SYMINGTON is the first female founder of a tequila company. Nobleza Azul Tequila has its distribution headquarters in Vista. Courtesy photo

resemble a book. “This is why we named our tequila company Nobleza — it’s a history between the United States and Mexico. Prohibition ended on Dec. 5 (1933), and that’s when we (Mexico) were able to bring tequila to Americans, and

they could buy it legally.” While Torres-Symington was establishing Nobleza in its early years, little did she know that Jason Levin, Rancho Santa Fe resident and founder of Dos Gringos headquartered in Vista, was interest-


ed in blue agave. Instead of planting vineyards at his Ranch estate, Levin decided to plant agave with the hopes of curating his own tequila for family and friends. “A friend happened to be staying at my home, and he mentioned the Torres family — a fifth-generation of blue agave growers,” Levin said. “They had been growing their agave for Petron and Don Julio and decided to create their own business — Paula was just in the process of creating the brand.” The business connection was made and Levin decided to invest in it back in 2010. “When I got involved in the business there were probably 800 brands at the time,” he said. “Now, there are more than 3,000.” Currently, Nobleza Tequila can be found at fine dining establishments throughout Southern California as well as on Costco shelves. Levin said what makes Nobleza such a standout product is the Torres Family. “And the passion around this product is amazing and so is the taste,” he said. For Torres-Symington, passion and patience are what it’s all about — it’s honoring the spirit of the agave which took eight years to grow so that it can evolve into a spectacular tequila.

Exhibit tries to make Escondido less ‘invisible’ By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — In Spanish, “Escondido” means “hidden” or “invisible.” The collective of artists who created the “DesEscondido” art exhibit now on display at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, hopes to make the history, social dynamics, environmental problems and political issues facing the city no longer hidden, or “desescondido.” That collective, named Public Address, which has existed since 1997. As its name entails, Public Address makes art addressing social issues of broad public interest. In the nomenclature of the arts community, that’s known as public art. Art pieces for “DesEscondido” address hot button issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, immigration policy, migrant labor, Middle Eastern politics, the potential for apocalypse and building survivalist bunkers, the ecological health of the Escondido Creek, taco trucks and more. Yes, taco trucks play a prominent role at the exhibit. One display features paintings of taco stand trucks selling their goods at iconic places throughout the U.S. This series of paintings pokes fun at a comment made by Marco Gutierrez when he was acting as a surrogate for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump on a segment on MSNBC during the 2016 TURN TO EXHIBIT ON 17


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Pair of Democratic women square off

2 challenge Ritter’s bid for re-election

By Aaron Burgin

REGION — In a rare occurrence in North County, a pair of Democrats are on the ballot in a statewide race, the result of the state’s “jungle primary” system. But the race hasn’t been totally congenial, as both candidates — in their first run for statewide office — have had at least some friction on the campaign trail. Despite belonging to the same political party, Tasha Boerner Horvath and Elizabeth Warren provide two distinct choices for voters in November. Boerner Horvath currently serves on the Encinitas City Council after being elected in 2016. Warren, who has held no elected office, is a self-described journalist and community activist. Warren said she was prompted to run after her family was rocked by the Great Recession in 2008. “In 2008 we lost our home in the mortgage crisis and had to convince landlords we deserved to rent from them,” Warren said. “It was a humbling experience — and one I wouldn’t trade for anything. Now that we are homeowners once again I have vowed to help others who long for that security and are struggling to provide their families with a decent life in these difficult times.” Boerner Horvath said after years of having elected representatives who were out of touch with the needs and desires of the district, which has become increasingly less Republican and more Democrat over the years, she is ready to provide that alternative. “Our region deserves a representative in Sacramento, who not only reflects our values, but also has a record of accomplishments on vital issues in our region,” Boerner Horvath said. “I have the right combination of experience, temperament and track record to ensure clean air and water; protect our beaches, parks, trails and open space; protect women’s rights; create the jobs for the workforce of today and tomorrow; achieve real

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housing affordability; and protect our most vulnerable.” Here are samples of some of the candidates’ takes on pressing topics on the campaign trail:

I decided to run for State Assembly is because once elected to the City Council, I saw laws that helped San Diego, L.A. and San Francisco, but did little to create real housing affordability in a high-land-value coastal district. For example, the requirement to build on vacant land for housing element sites, does not consider built-out cities or proximity to transit. If elected, I will champion housing policies that will avoid the one-sizefits-all requirements and will produce the housing diversity that our communities need for our young professionals, seniors, teachers and firefighters to thrive.”

1. BIGGEST ISSUES FACING THE 76TH DISTRICT: Tasha Boerner Horvath 1. Housing diversity: “I will ensure that the legislature addresses the root cause of the housing affordability crisis, rather than putting a Band-Aid for the next generation to fix.” 2. Thriving local businesses: “In Sacramento, I will ensure our small businesses succeed by simplifying how we do business in California, while expanding training programs with our clean, bio and high tech businesses to educate the workforce of today and tomorrow for good-paying careers in our region.” 3. Protecting our spectacular natural resources: “In the State Assembly, I will hold polluters accountable, increase the electric vehicle fast charging network, and protect our beautiful coastline.”

Warren “California is in the midst of a housing crisis: we have record breaking homelessness, and those who are housed are finding it harder and harder to stay in their homes or apartments and make ends meet — as rents are skyrocketing with no end in sight. “Each community is facing its own unique set of challenges. I support repealing the Costa-Hawkings Rental Housing Act, so that each city has the flexibility to tackle their own housing Elizabeth Warren 1. Stronger communi- issues as they see fit.” ties: Economic investments and opportunities, help to 3. GAS TAX INCREASE implement “buy local” incentives, ending rate-payer Boerner Horvath “California voters have rip-offs and compassionate, community-based solutions an important decision to make regarding SB1. The to address homelessness. 2. Quality of life: Mov- issues of our transportation ing toward single-payer infrastructure, which in“Medicare for all” plan, clude ensuring safe roads closing corporate loophole and bridges, are very real, in Prop. 13 and a statewide as is the issue of affordability in our beautiful state. $15 minimum wage. 3. Hope for tomorrow: I will always respect the Fully funding public edu- voice of the voters, and will cation: K-12, public colleges work to find solutions that and universities, addressing will work for every resident climate change and reduc- of my district.” ing waste beyond recycling. Warren 2. ADDRESSING HOUSING “I supported the goal of SB 1— rebuilding our roads Boerner Horvath and bridges — but I did not “One of the reasons support the funding mech-



in support of SB 1 and urging residents to vote no on Proposition 6. The San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors Chairman Terry Sinnott recently spoke to the Carlsbad City Council

about its Build North Coast Corridor Program, which includes railways, bridges, bike paths plus highway improvements. SANDAG has reported SB 1 has generated more than $1 billion in revenue since it was passed, which has led to funding projects faster. Sinnott said if the

anism that SB 1 was built on. I fundamentally oppose the Gas Tax and other regressive forms of taxation because the burden is often shifted onto the backs of our working families. In California, our neighbors, our students, our veterans, and our seniors are already being nickel and dimed into poverty. That’s unconscionable, particularly in a state that legislative leaders tout as the “5th Largest Economy in the World.” “In the past, we’ve also seen money earmarked for transportation projects redirected to other parts of the budget. Voters need to trust that their taxpayer dollars are being wisely spent and invested. To that end, we need improved transparency and government accountability — and lower taxes for our working families. If elected, I will not support regressive taxes that hit our working families the hardest.” 4. RUNNING AGAINST A FELLOW DEMOCRAT Boerner Horvath “It is a unique situation considering the voter registration of our district. To be honest we are focusing all of our energy on running a strong grassroots campaign that talks to as many voters — from all political parties — as possible. We are proud that we are supported by an unprecedented number of organizations, such as teachers, sheriffs, firefighters and the Sierra Club.” Warren “I think our platforms are different enough so that the voters can judge us by our positions on the issues. But if you want more, the issue that has had the biggest impact on the dynamic of our race is not that we’re both Democrats — but that my opponent is being bankrolled by Sacramento insiders. And it’s those very insiders who ‘set the bar’ for determining candidate viability at how much money one raises — essentially setting the rules of the game and then rigging it so they can control the outcome. “Special interests are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to buy this seat — just to elect a candidate who won’t make waves. They spent a fortune in the primary to come in second place — and they doubled down the day after the election when they heard I won.” tax is repealed, many projects would be delayed or have to find other sources of funding before construction could begin. The Los Angeles Times, meanwhile, reported once powerful allies of Yes on 6 are now diverting time and money to more competitive races.

By Steve Horn

VISTA — Eight candidates for three separate seats will test their luck in running for office on Nov. 6 in Vista’s local election. The mayoral seat, currently held by Mayor Judy Ritter, is on the ballot with three contestants. So, too, are the City Council seats for District 1, with two candidates, and District 4, with three candidates. The mayoral race features Ritter and two opponents. One of them is her City Council colleague Joe Green, who represents District 2 and runs a housing real estate company named Green Team Realty. The other, Dominic D'Agostini, has never held an elected office and does real estate project management for local businesses. Ritter, a conservative longtime resident of Vista who has come out against the California Values Act (SB 52) — which put limits on what local law enforcement agencies can do as it relates to immigration enforcement efforts — has served as mayor of Vista for eight years. “While serving as mayor Ritter has reduced crime to its twenty year low, added a fourth ambulance, three new fire engines, new fire stations, improved existing stations, and had the Vista Fire Department become one of the only departments in the US to be accredited,” Ritter touts on her website. “Vista's financial position has improved to a 29% reserve.” Green, as a juxtaposition, has been outspoken in his stance on the California Values Act, saying the city should not weigh in on the issue at all. Or if it does, it should take a more compassionate approach to the immigration issue, calling that approach the “Vista Values Act.” D'Agostini, who says he is a Republican, said he initially supported the city’s posture on the issue, but after doing research, has decided to buck the party line and come out against the city’s stance on the legislation. The two-way District 1 race features the incumbent Deputy Mayor John Aguilera duking it out with challenger Corinna Contreras. Aguilera has called for the city to come up with a strategic plan to address homelessness, and to “continue to decrease blight and improve (the) city’s image” through economic development. Taking a different spin on things, Contreras has made what she has called inclusive economic development a key campaign issue. “Inclusive economic development means find-

ing ways to equally distribute economic development throughout the city, not just in some areas,” reads her campaign website. “We have many neighborhoods that need services, and I want to make sure there is a plan in place to provide what is necessary to make these neighborhoods thrive.” For District 4, the three-way race features the incumbent John Franklin going up against both Tazheen Nizam and James Stuckrad. Franklin, while serving on the City Council, simultaneously also serves as a major power broker within the San Diego County Republican Party, running the electoral campaigns of 49th U.S. Congressional District candidate Diane Harkey and Escondido Mayor Sam Abed. He does that through his campaign consultancy company, Pacific Political, Inc. Franklin says he has three main campaign priorities: public safety, a balanced budget and more efficient and smooth traffic flow. Beyond that, he has also called for the elimination of blight as part of the city’s economic development plan. On her campaign website, Nizam prods Franklin — who has received endorsements from several well-connected politicians — without naming him. She says she is not a “career politician” and will not take any corporate money for her campaign. “We need fresh eyes, new ideas and better communication between our city government and our residents. I am not a career politician, I am a resident who wants our community to thrive while maintaining the values of Vista,” says Nizam. Stuckrad has placed his emphasis on issues of public safety and policing, as well as tackling homelessness. “My top priorities include Public Safety, I will work hard to insure the Sheriffs Department and Vista Fire Department has the staff and equipment it needs to provide a safe environment for our residents,” reads his campaign website. “I will work with other organizations to provide resources to address the concerns of the increasing homeless population as well as to provide the homeless with a place to call home, receive the treatment and/or counseling they need to get back on their feet including job placement services.” Three different marijuana-related ballot initiatives — Measure AA, Measure BB and Measure Z — will also receive a vote on Election Day in Vista.

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Seven candidates battling for 3 seats By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — Three different races and seven candidates will be on the ballot lines for Escondido residents for the forthcoming Nov. 6 election. The heavyweight fight, in the eyes of most voters, will be the race between incumbent Mayor Sam Abed and his opponent, Paul MacNamara. But beyond the mayoral race, elections for both City Council District 1 and District 2 will also transpire. In the mayoral race, Abed has cited that during his time at the helm he has both balanced the budget and induced economic development in the city, particularly in its downtown core. He has also championed the city’s posture toward undocumented immigrants, pointing to his own background as an immigrant from Lebanon in saying that those with a criminal background should face deportation. Thus, Abed has come out against the California Values Act — or SB 54 — known by many as the sanctuary state bill. Indeed, Abed attended a White House forum on the California bill and sat on a panel hosted by President Donald Trump on May 16. MacNamara, meanwhile, has said throughout his campaign that the economic development in the city championed by Abed has come with a cost on two fronts. One, that development has not done enough to trickle down and help regular, everyday city residents, he has maintained, saying it has mostly served to enrich the real estate development industry. Two, MacNamara has ardently criticized Abed for voting to increase the maximum allowable campaign donation to $4,300, arguing it has had a corrupting influence on city civic affairs and is out of line with other inland North County cities such as San Marcos, which has a $250 limit and Vista, which has a $300 limit. He has also criticized the city for taking a position on the California Values Act, saying

those are issues for the state and federal government, not the city. Abed has out-fundraised MacNamara almost by a multiple of almost three, a fact he has championed. Yet MacNamara says that only serves to prove his point that Abed serves as a water carrier for special interests within the city’s business community and has pledged not to take any money from those factions. For District 1, incumbent Ed Gallo will go toe-to-toe against Consuelo Martinez, who is running for office for her first time with this campaign. Gallo has a platform similar to that of Abed, coming out for increased real estate development in the city. He has also come out in support of a balanced budget and supports tackling the city’s gang violence and graffiti issues. A resident of the city since 1973, Gallo has also stated that the city needs to prioritize homelessness and providing services to those living on its streets. Martinez, who has lived in the city for 35 years, has emphasized affordable housing and making City Hall a less partisan and divisive atmosphere. Though she has never held an elected office, Martinez points to her experience in other quasi-governmental areas for Escondido, including serving as a Commissioner on the Escondido Community Services Commission and the Escondido Police Chief's Community Advisory Team. District 2 sits as a three-way race between the incumbent, John Masson and two female challengers, Vanessa Valenzuela and Nicole Downey. Masson, who owns the real estate project management company Masson & Associates, also serves as the city’s deputy mayor. Like Abed and Gallo, he has come out in support of a balanced budget and more real estate development in the city. Due to his real estate industry full-time job, Masson has at

times had as recuse himself from votes and discussions around projects in the city being proposed by his company. A 1982 graduate of Escondido High School and product of Escondido’s public school system, Masson has lived in the city for more than four decades. His opponents, Valenzuela and Downey, are running similar platforms to one another in opposition to Masson. Downey has run unsuccessfully for City Council before and this will be her second attempt at the seat. She has said that her top priority is tackling homelessness, an issue she says Masson has paid lip service to, but not taken strong enough action on. She has also called for more affordable housing development and like MacNamara, has criticized the raising of the maximum allowable campaign contribution for city elections. Valenzuela, who also has not held elected office, has also sharply criticized Masson for the intersection of his business connections and city business. “John Masson continues to accept maximum contributions from developers whom have projects being reviewed by the Council,” reads her campaign website. “My opponent’s private business as a civil engineer and professional relationships are often sources of conflicts of interest. Regular recusals and abstentions keep an elected official from being part of important discussions.” Though she has not held an elected office, she has served on a quasi-governmental body, akin to Martinez. She served for six years as controller for the Rancho Santa Fe Association. The Association “works cooperatively with the County of San Diego and functions very much like a city, complete with planning and building departments, parks and recreation, and is managed by an elected board of directors,” Valenzuela explains on her campaign website.

MAYOR SAM ABED, right, and challenger Paul MacNamara at the Sept. 25 mayoral forum. Photo by Steve Horn

Candidates spar at mayoral forum By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — It may not have been an episode of “The Jerry Springer Show,” albeit at times, things got heated at the Sept. 25 mayoral candidate forum hosted by the Methodist Church of Escondido. The two candidates — Republican Mayor Sam Abed and his opponent, Democrat Paul MacNamara — took 37 minutes of questions from the audience written down and submitted via index cards and asked by the moderator. Many hotbed issues came to the fore, including competing visions of downtown development along the city’s Grand Avenue, affordable housing, the issue of California as a “sanctuary state” under the auspices of AB 54 (the California Values Act), whether the proposal to revamp the downtown

Ritz Theater should receive expedited permitting, among others. On Grand Avenue, both candidates said they support building up the area, creating a territory in which people want to do business and spend time and money. It’s how to get there in which the candidates disagreed. Abed said he believes a housing-first model — in which people live in the area and will therefore spend time and money in the area — is the best way forward. MacNamara, for his part, said he believes locally owned businesses, bars and restaurants can lead the way and create what he referred to as a “North County Gaslamp,” paying homage to the historic downtown San Diego district. For the sanctuary state and SB 54 issue, the TURN TO FORUM ON 22


Vice mayor, former councilman among trio out to replace Desmond By Aaron Burgin

SAN MARCOS — Voters in San Marcos will have three choices for mayor to replace longtime Mayor Jim Desmond, who is running for District 5 supervisor after being termed out of office. Current Vice Mayor Rebecca Jones, Councilman Chris Orlando and children’s author Bradley Zink are running for the position, each sharing a unique vision for the position. Much of the debate in the mayor’s race has been between Jones and Orlando, the two higher profiled candidates. While the race is nonpartisan — Jones is a Republican and Orlando is a Democrat — both candidates received support and endorsements from the region’s political party leadership. But all the candidates said that the election isn’t about political leanings — it is about the future of San Marcos. “San Marcos is really at a crossroads in determining what kind of city it will be in the future,” Orlando said. What that future will look likes differs with each candidate. Jones has made traffic the focal point of her campaign, touting her plan to deploy artificial intelligence in the form of dynamic traffic signal sequencing and synchronization — bringing back a municipal bus line to reduce school commuting traffic and requiring developers to pay their fair share for increased capacity on the roads. She also said she wants to make it a priority that the city lobby the state to expedite the expansion of the 78 Freeway, something the community has anticipated for decades. Jones also cites maintaining the city’s




fiscally prudent spending practices and public safety spending as her other priorities. “Our quality of life is something we all appreciate and with my traffic relief solutions and proven leadership, I believe it will continue to improve,” Jones said. “With our ability to attract new opportunities for San Marcos residents to stay in our city and places for them to dine and meet with family and friends we are creating a San Marcos that we are all proud to call home.” Orlando also lists reducing traffic congestion as one of his priorities, but also adds preservation of open space and the expansion of the city’s park system — while keeping finances strong — as another priority. But his campaign has hinged on the belief that the city needs to take a hard look at its development practices, taking a “common sense and incremental approach” to new development, he said. Orlando was the lone councilman to vote against a pair of controversial housing issues. In 2016, he voted against the 189-unit Highlands project, and earlier this year voted against the Brookfield Homes request to build 218 units adjacent to the already existing 346-unit project under development.

The city, Orlando said, has approved twice the amount of housing for higher-income earners, while only approving one-fifth of its share of so-called “workforce housing” for low- and middle-income earners. “Those expensive homes drive up housing costs. They don’t make it easier for our teachers, fire and sheriff’s personnel to buy homes here, they make it harder. They don’t solve the housing crisis, they make it worse,” Orlando said. “The question is not ‘is development good or is development bad.’ As a city we are going to grow. The question is how we’re going to grow. Do we approve every project that comes through, or do we take a more thoughtful, incremental approach — working hard to make sure the projects that come forward benefit our communities and our businesses?” Orlando said he would require new developments to bring new infrastructure or other benefits to the community. Jones, who said that she believed that the Highlands project accomplished some of the needs for workforce housing, also said that she believes that the city has a legal obligation to approve housing developments. “Housing is needed statewide and we have state mandates imposed on us that we are legally obligated to meet,” she said. “I voted to approve workforce housing because I feel it brings housing that is part of the property ladder (various price ranges that offers opportunities for homeowners to move up and to start by purchasing their first home). This was a decision that some residents supported and some opposed.” Zink, 45, has some of the same priorities and concerns as Orlando — he believes that

the community has been left out of much of the conversation. “Schools under-funded and overcrowded, affordable housing grossly underdeveloped in relation to high-price homes, and the slower-than-demand requires development of our overall infrastructure (i.e. utilities, roads, emergency personnel),” Zink said. “These are the major issues that the next mayor and City Council needs to address for the future of our city, and I am confident that I am the ‘of the people’ choice to fill the need for mayor.” Many of Zink’s plans revolve around the schools, which have their own board of governance, but Zink believes cooperation with the schools and support of the public schools would yield benefit to the city. For example, he said the city should focus on community buildup, but the plan entails small businesses donating $100 to a San Marcos public school in exchange for a banner advertising their businesses displayed at the school for a year. “In three years, SMUSD would have a balanced budget, local businesses would get greater exposure of their tax deductible advertising, and it would be building the ‘community’ portion of business community,” he said. Zink also said that expanding Twin Oaks Valley Road, ensuring infrastructure is built before development occurs and developing senior housing that is rent controlled with 20-year covenants that will ensure they remain affordable. The Coast News has complete answers to the candidate questionnaires on the website at


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THE AVO THEATER in Vista, as seen in the early 1980s. The theater opened on Dec. 11, 1948, and closed a little over 40 years later. Today it is used by local performing arts organizations. Courtesy photo

Old AVO Theater was the place to be By Adam Bradley

VISTA — For Jack Larimer, Saturdays as a kid were happily spent at the local AVO Theater in Vista watching the latest Hollywood movies in color and for a mere 25 cents. Located at 303 Main Street, it was constructed, using geodesic dome methods, as a single-screen theater with about 800 seats. It was the second movie house in town, four times the size of its competition, the Vista Theater, when The AVO opened on Dec. 11, 1948. It was the main theater in town until competition from the multiplexes in adjacent cities caused it to close on May 29, 1989, according to the Vista Historical Society and Museum. Larimer, who has lived in Vista since 1948, is the director of the Vista Historical Society and Museum and has many fond memories of The AVO Theater. “It was a fun way to spend a Saturday there and movies were always in color while TV was in black and white,” he said. “You also knew most people there when you went.” He said The AVO indeed had only one screen and there was even a “crying room,” off to the side, a place that was quite common in those days. “It was a room where women would take their kids if they started to cry inside the theater to settle them down,” he recalled. “The AVO was nice because it was here, and you did not need to go out of town,” he said. “It was even better when they put in The AVO drive-in.” Indecently, the theater was built on the site of a former avocado grove hence “The AVO,” and was owned by Abe Shelhoup. The architect was S. Charles Lee, and according

to the city of Vista, The AVO served as a cinema until the 1980s when it went dormant from 1989 to 1994. The city of Vista purchased The AVO in 1994, converting it into an intimate live theater for use by Moonlight Stage Productions as its winter season base starting in the fall of 1995. The AVO, since 1995, has also been available to rent and today is utilized by local performing arts organizations. Moonlight Stage Productions utilized the AVO from 1995 through 2015. With the reconstruction of the Moonlight Amphitheatre, the city of Vista shifted its programming focus to the outdoor venue, according the city. Abe Shelhoup’s son, Kamal “Kam” Shelhoup, 73, a chief flight instructor at Pinnacle Aviation Academy at Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, said the idea of a theater began when two men approached his dad and said, “we see you own the property and we’d like to build a movie theater on it.” At the time, Kam Shelhoup was only 4 years old, but he does recall his dad — who died in 1981 — having a keen sense for a good business deal. The family also owned a department store named Shelhoup’s. The elder Shelhoup built the store building in 1940 and his son closed the department store in 1996, but that’s another story. “The men said if my dad would build a theater, they’d give him the money for the rent,” Kam Shelhoup recalled. “The interesting thing is that I have the old blueprints someplace in the house for that old theater ... I’d love to find them.” Like Larimer, Kam Shelhoup recalled the old theater was a fun place to spend a Saturday and like everyone else, he paid to

0.25 cents to see a movie (and popcorn was 10 cents). In 1980, when the theater became too much to care for, Kam Shelhoup decided to sell it. “Yes, it was a single-screen theater, and a real dinosaur by today’s standards,” he said. “It was an uphill battle to keep it going and it needed a lot of work.” He confirmed he convinced the city of Vista to buy the theater and take it off his hands. “I saw a lot of movies

there as a kid,” he recalled. “I have vivid memories of my time there especially when I was 12 years old — a guy barreled in with a rifle and shot into the ceiling.” He also said the most memorable film he saw at The AVO and one that he still enjoys today was “Hans Christian Anderson” with Danny Kaye. “It was definitely a fun place to go and watch movies as a young kid,” he said. “I’m glad that The AVO was able to be a place where people could go to be entertained.”

REGION — A federal judge Sept. 24 gave attorneys for San Diego-area Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, who were indicted on charges they spent more than $250,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, two months to go through discovery in the case before any future hearing dates are set. After listening to attorneys for the defendants and the government, U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan ordered the parties back to court on Dec. 3. Thomas McNamara, the attorney for Margaret Hunter, asked the judge to give the defense “several months” before scheduling another status conference, but Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Allen said that was too long for what she characterized as a straightforward embezzlement case. “This is a very simple case, when it comes down to it,'” Allen told the judge, noting the government’s speedy trial rights. McNamara told the judge it took the government 2 1/2 years to investigate the case. “It’s not a simple case for us,” he said. With more than 200 overt acts alleged in a 60-count indictment, the defense request was not “unreasonable,” Whelan said. After the hearing, protesters chanting “shame, shame, shame!” and “byebye Duncan” followed the congressman as he left the courthouse. Hunter, R-Alpine, and his wife, sat a row apart and did not appear to say anything to each other during the hearing. Both are free on bail and have been or-

dered to appear at all hearings. At the couple’s arraignment last month, Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip Halpern told a judge that the Hunters didn’t appear to have any assets and were “living paycheck to paycheck.” The indictment alleges Hunter and his wife took money from campaign coffers as if they were personal bank accounts and falsified Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports to cover their tracks. The indictment details scores of instances beginning in 2009 and continuing through 2016, in which the Hunters are accused of illegally using campaign money to pay for such things as family vacations to Italy, Hawaii and Boise, Idaho, school tuition, dental work, theater tickets and smaller purchases, including fast food, tequila shots, golf outings and video games. Hunter, a 41-year-old former Marine, and his wife, 43, face charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and falsification of records. Gregory Vega, the lead attorney for the lawmaker, contends the charges are politically motivated. Duncan Hunter has said that his wife handled his finances when he was in the military and that continued when he got into Congress. The congressman is running for reelection in November. He is facing Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar in a district that has been a longtime Republican stronghold. — City News Service

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OCT. 5


A coastal rail closure Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 and again on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21, means there will be no Coaster or Amtrak service between Oceanside Transit Center and the Santa Fe Depot. There will be no replacement bus service connecting to Coaster station stops. Alternatives for passengers who normally use the Coaster include Breeze bus route 101 or MTS connections. The work being done is to improve California’s infrastructure. The rail will reopen for all rail service in time for the morning commute on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. Please note that trains may be delayed up to 15 minutes on this day.


Learn “Responsible Beekeeping for Honey Bee Preservation” from San Diego County Apiary/Agricultural Standards Inspector Jaime Garza, with the Vista Garden Club meeting at noon and the program at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, 1:45 p.m.


The Artisans of the First United Methodist Church host its 22nd annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at 341 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, with handcrafted gifts, and treats in “Grama’s Kitchen.” Proceeds will go to missions for women and children. For more information and directions go to


The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society will host Fandango plus live music by Alias from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at La Flecha House, 6036 La Flecha, Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets are $30. For further information or reservations, visit rsfhs. org or contact Sharon Alix, (858) 756-9291.

OCT. 6


Tickets are available now for the Taste of Oceanside at

T he C oast News - I nland E dition taste- of- oceanside-2018 presented-by-mainstreetoceanside-tickets-oceanside-27YW3Q. Stroll around the downtown - or take the Taste Trolley Oct. 6. Food Tasting $30. Food with Beer/Wine $40. OKTOBERFEST IN CARLSBAD

Carlsbad Rotary Presents Its Annual Oktoberfest From Noon To 10 P.M. Oct. 6 At Holiday Park, Chestnut Street and Pio Pico, Carlsbad. Regular admission (without meal) is $5. Advance tickets are $15 and include traditional German meal and admission. Price goes up to $20 at door.

and Owner-Pet Look Alike can register day-of for $50 contests, or just have fun (adults) and $15 (children). socializing in the off-leash corral. For more informa- BE THE PARTY tion, call (858) 720-2453. The city of San Marcos is currently looking for FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER dance groups, bands, orThe Encinitas Commu- chestras, choral groups and nity Garden is celebrating others interested in perits third year and is hold- forming for 20 to 30 minutes ing a Farm to Table Din- between 1 and 6:30 p.m. ner at 3 p.m. Oct. 7 to sup- at the annual tree lighting port its future. Tickets are Dec. 1 at the San Marcos $100 at encintascommuni- Civic Center. Showcasing Local Encin- local performance groups itas chef, Monica, of Q’ero, on this festive, free night of will be preparing a Peru- family fun. Visit san-marfor vian-themed dinner, with music by local tenor, Daniel more information. Hendrick. GOLFING FOR VETERANS BE A SAFE GUN OWNER


Genealogy classes are offered by the San Marcos Historical Society, “DNA Testing – What’s Right for you?” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6 in Walnut Grove Park, 1952 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos. Cost: $15 per class. Registration at or (760) 743-8591.


The Moonlight Crashers offer girls’ volleyball free tryouts for U10-U14 Girls: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6, U15 Girls 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and U16-U18 Girls 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8, all at Ecke YMCA, 200 Saxony Road, Encinitas. The Moonlight Crashers are also having a free clinic 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. For questions and signup, e-mail Coach Powers at, (760) 473-8236 or visit

A three-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already owns, a handgun, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range, 16525 Guejito Road and Lake Wohlford Road. Cost is $60. Register by calling Jack at (760) 7462868. Handguns and ammunition are provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun if they already own one.


An art workshop with “People + Places Project” will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Mission Branch Library at 3861-B Mission Ave., Oceanside. The event is to provide an inclusive space for communities to share stories about who they are and places they live. Each participant will make a handmade talking doll to keep. Register at FAITH AND FRIENDS Members of the Cath- (760) 435-5600 or visit the olic Widows and Widowers customer service desk inof North County, a support side the library. group for those who desire to foster friendships WRITERS’ GROUPS through various social The Oceanside Public activities, will Walk on Library hosts two Writers’ Moonlight Beach with Din- Groups, both open to the ner at Mr. Peabody's Bar public. Each group is led by and Grill, Encinitas Oct. a volunteer moderator and 6; attend the "Hey Fever" participants are encourperformance at Mira Costa aged to bring 5 copies of 6 College Theater, Oceanside pages of their work to share. Oct. 7; attend the "America The Mission Branch WritThe Beautiful" concert by ers’ Group meets from 2 to Coastal Community Con- 5 p.m. the second Sunday of cert Band, Carlsbad Oct. 7 the month, in the Communiand meet for Happy Hour ty Room at Mission Branch and dinner at Black Angus Library at 3861-B Mission Restaurant, Escondido on Ave. The Civic Center WritOct. 9. Reservations are ers’ Group meets 5 to 7:00 necessary at (858) 674-4324. p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, at Civic Center Library, 330 N. CROSS-CULTURES The Oceanside Pub- Coast Highway, Oceanside. lic Library presents “Cross-Cultural Journeys, SALVATION ARMY LUNCHEON Travesías Transculturales” RSVP is needed by Oct. beginning with a concert 7 for The Salvation Army by Tavo Alcosar and Mari- Kroc Center Artistry of achi 3.0 at 1 p.m. Oct. 6, in Tables and Fashions event the Civic Center Library, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 330 N. Coast Highway. Fol- 11. Ticket for lunch and lowing the concert, novelist directions at sdsawa.salvaReyna Grande will speak on her book “The Distance Between Us,” at 3 p.m.

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The city of Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting “Bark in the Park” from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach Enjoy a day in the park with your furry friend with Smallest Dog, Biggest Dog, Best Trick

Fairways- 4 -Veterans Golf Outing will be held starting at 8 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista, for a day on the green alongside veterans and active duty military. This event raises funds for homeless veterans living with PTS and TBI. The sponsors are still accepting sponsors at /golf/sponsors, wine donations or items for the raffle/auction, e-mail


Registration is required by Oct. 8 for the Jake’s Del Mar 5K Fun Run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct 13, followed by a beach party, a brunch buffet, complimentary drinks, live music from Tower 7, entertainment from Pride of Polynesia and a raffle. Sign up at or call (858) . Runners

OCT. 9


California State University San Marcos’ Associated Students Inc. and the Office of Government Relations are hosting a non-partisan Candidate Forum 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at CSU San Marcos campus, University Student Union Ballroom, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. Walk-up registration will be available at the event. Complimentary parking available on the top two levels of the parking structure.


Vista Community Clinic will host walk-in flu vaccine clinics for adults 19-and-older from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday Oct. 9 through Nov. 13 at 1000 Vale Terrace, Vista. The flu vaccine is free for insured VCC patients; free for VCC patients who meet income criteria; $15 for uninsured community residents and $25 for uninsured residents receiving the high dose version of the vaccine (for those 65 and older). No appointments are necessary. LIVE THE GOOD LIFE

The city of Carlsbad hosts another Good Life Lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Carlsbad Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. This week is “Nutritional Secrets to Prevent Alzheimer's and Strengthen Your Memory.” For more information, contact (760) 602-2024 or visit

OCT. 5, 2018 visit the Society website ns- and Messages from Those Who Passed On” at 6 p.m. Oct. 11, at 1309 Camino Del Mar. Del Mar. A mediUPDATE ON MEDICARE The Vista Friends and umship demonstration will Newcomers Monthly Coffee follow the presentation. will discuss Medicare at 10 For more information, call a.m. Oct. 9 at Arcadia Re- (858) 755-1666. tirement Community, 1080 Arcadia Place, Vista. RSVP QUILT GUILD GATHERS to Linda at (760) 231-9032. El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at QLN Conference CenHELPING AT-RISK YOUTH New Haven Youth & ter, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Family Services invite you Oceanside. There is parkto attend The Restoring ing in the shopping center Hope FUNdraiser at 6 p.m. off Oceanside Boulevard. Oct. 9 at the Coyote Bar & On Oct. 12 is a workshop, Grill, 300 Carlsbad Village Three Poinsettias with Drive, Carlsbad. Proceeds Lendia Kinnaman, It uses support at-risk adolescent trapunto which means boys through an innovative “stuffed technique” in Italeducation model that de- ian. The project also uses velops life/work skills in a fusing and machine applihealthy environment. Tick- que. Visit elcaminoquilters. ets at https://newhavenyfs. com or e-mail info@elcamiejoi n me .org / MyEve nt s / for more inRestoringHopeFUNdrais- formation. er2018 /tabid / 942126 / Default.aspx.

OCT. 12 OCT. 10


It’s time to register for the Dec. 1 Vista Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade, which will be celebrating a Candyland Christmas. To register, visit


The Woman’s Club of Vista will meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Shadowridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. The luncheon speaker will be Caroline Vaught, member of Love Your Feral Feline rescue organization. Luncheon is $18; reservations (919) 847-2786 or kdkyan@



The Gloria McClellan Center will hold a Fall Boutique Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Adult crafters are invited to participate and all items must be handcrafted. Call Cindy Grady at (760) 643-5281 for information and to reserve your spot.


Legacy Users Group will meet at noon Oct. 12 in the Community Room of the Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. For information, e-mail or call (760) 476-9289.


Smiles by Design will host a free day of dentistry for veterans, active duty military service members, first responders and law enforcement from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 740 Garden View Court, Encinitas. Make your appointment at

The Elizabeth Hospice is seeking volunteers throughout North San Diego with a volunteer training class from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at The Elizabeth Hospice Escondido office, 500 La Terraza Blvd., Suite 130, Escondido. To ensure a place in the volunteer orientations, contact the Volunteer Department at (800) OCT. 13 797-2050 or send an e-mail MODERN HOME TOUR The Modern Architecto ture + Design Society hosts the 2018 San Diego Modern Home Tour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, with homes in EnOCT. 11 cinitas, La Jolla, Mission BEND THE WARMING CURVE Jonathan Cole and Hills, University Heights, the North County Climate Bay Park and Pacific Beach. Change Alliance are host- explore and view some ing "Fighting Super Pol- of the greatest examples lutants: Fast-Acting Solu- of modern architecture tions to Bend the Warming right in their own city via Curve" at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 self-guided tour. Tickets at the Vista Library, 700 Eu- are $40 at calyptus Ave, Vista. TASTE OF CARLSBAD VILLAGE

Tickets for Taste of Carlsbad Village, from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11, are now on sale at carlsbad-village. com/events/taste-of-carlsbad-village. Craft breweries and specialty wineries LOOKING BACK will also be featured at The Intermediate Ge- more than a dozen Sip Stops nealogy classes of the se- throughout the Village. ries "Documents: Back to Basics: Forward to Access" SPEAKING TO THE DEAD continues at 9:30 a.m. Oct. Del Mar Branch Library 9 at Carlsbad Faraday Cen- hosts October Local Author ter, 1635 Faraday Ave., Talks, beginning with RoseCarlsbad. For information marie Rubinetti-Cappiello, call 949-310-1778, e-mail author of “Speaking from or Spirit: Inspiring Stories


The North San Diego County NAACP will host its Freedom Fund awards gala at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad. Tickets $100 at


San Diego Humane Society is kicking off the holidays with a Halloween Photo Booth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the SDHS Escondido Campus. Join us for a free Halloween photo TURN TO CALENDAR ON 12

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Palomar students invited to drone summit SAN MARCOS — Mikela Garza and Gerardo Perez, both pursuing degrees in Drone Technology at Palomar College, have been invited to attend the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) summit hosted by the National Science Foundation and American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in Washington, D.C. Known as the ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference, the event Oct. 24 to Oct. 26 will give Garza and Perez an opportunity to share their work with other students from around the country, while learning about the latest in careers and development from other innovators. The theme of the conference is “Leading the Development of America’s Technological Workforce.” “The fact that Mikela and Gerardo are among

MIKELA GARZA was one of two Palomar College Drone Technology students chosen by the National Science Foundation and American Association of Community Colleges to attend the Advanced Technological Education summit in Washington, D.C., later this month. Courtesy photo

a small group of students selected to present at this conference is a significant accomplishment, and it also reflects the country’s

curiosity and excitement around the emerging field of drone technology,” said Wing Cheung, a Geographic Information Science

professor at Palomar and co-founder of the college’s drone program. Garza and Perez have participated in Palomar’s pioneering Drone Technology program for several semesters, completing the drone digital imaging courses GCIP 168 and 268, and are currently studying with the college’s geography department. They recently gathered and processed drone images of Palomar College, and their results will be presented at the ATE conference to demonstrate how drone data can be used for mapping, vegetation analysis, and 3-D modeling, according to Cheung. In Washington, they will also have an opportunity to talk to members of the National Science Board, which serves as an apolitical advisor to the president and congress on STEM policy issues.

Vista Beer Run celebrates city’s craft breweries By Steve Horn

VISTA — At the Vista Beer Run — a half-marathon, 10K and 5K road race — beer literally engulfs the course. That’s by design and an homage to Vista’s myriad craft breweries, a city containing about 100,000 residents which has 18 microbreweries within its borders, with the city advertising that it has the most craft breweries per capita in the U.S. During this year’s second annual Vista Beer Run half-marathon, which took place on Sept. 30 and started and finished at Buena Vista Park, runners who completed the race ran past 10 of those breweries, giving them a de facto tour of the majority of the city’s beer-making factories. The Beer Run is put together by the Vista Chamber of Commerce as a means of highlighting what its CEO, Bret Schanzenbach, called the city’s ongoing “microbrewery craze.” “Vista has never had a half marathon before. We thought it would be cool to put on Vista’s first half marathon and tie it one of our primary tourist attractions, the microbrewery


tains project,” said Cliff Williams, an attorney representing Golden Day spa and 23 property owners near the project. “The board wisely rejected it then on the basis of bad planning. It was the wrong choice then, it’s the wrong choice now.” Stephanie Sozui Schubert, the assistant meditation director of the Hidden Valley Zen Center, said that the project violates the law because it would hinder the center’s visitors from practicing their religion due to the construction noise and added traffic. Others pointed to the increased traffic, potential fire hazard and the impacts to the character of the area as reasons to oppose the

craze,” Schanzenbach told The Coast News. “It took 18 months of planning for the inaugural run last year. But we did it.” Post-race, many of the breweries dotting the race route distributed a complimentary beer to participants and sold beer to those present at the festivities or just looking to toss back a second (or third) beer. More than 800 people partook in the second iteration of the Beer Run, including 241 in the half-marathon. Kimberly Hicks, 42, the winner of the half-marathon, clocked in at 1:24:20, 22 seconds ahead of the second place finisher and top overall male, Chris Wernke. Two other women, Katie Barrett, 27, and Joanna Zeiger, 48, rounded out the top four, all finishing within a minute of Hicks. In San Diego for a naval change of command ceremony, Zeiger told The Coast News that she “signed up not knowing anything about the course,” first finding out about the race’s existence the Wednesday before the event. Zeiger, no stranger to major athletic feats, took fourth place in the triathlon at the 2000 Sydney Summer project. “There are far too many reasons to deny the project, and I could think of no reason to build it, except for profit,” said Carl Wayne Dauber of the Hidden Meadows Community Sponsor Group, which has opposed the project since its inception. “This project is an existential threat to our way of life. Sound extreme? Well, it’s not. For us it’s a potential death sentence.” As part of the approval, the developer can’t start grading until after Dec. 21, 2018, due to a current lawsuit against the county’s climate action plan. However, the project itself likely will be headed to court, as opponents have already said they would sue to stop it from going forward.

Olympics and won the 2008 Half Ironman Triathlon world champion. “Since I knew nothing about the course, I was quite surprised by all of the hills. It was the toughest half marathon I have ever run,” said Zeiger, who now works professionally as a running and triathlon coach and shared a post-race write-up on her Facebook page. “Every time we rounded a corner and there was another uphill, all I thought was ‘Whoever designed this course has a weird sense of humor!’” Wernke, running in his first ever half marathon, quipped that the term “beer run” used to have an entirely different meaning for him as a younger man. “When I was in college, a beer run meant a quick trip to the liquor store. Never did I think that some 13 years later I would be on the podium at my very first Vista Beer Run,” said Wernke. “I’m currently enjoying a cold one out of my winning beer mug prize and am ecstatic to place second overall in my very first half marathon.” Schanzenbach said that more than 1,000 people originally signed up for the race. Others within the city’s business community also participated in the race, including Frank Soto, general manager of Cinépolis (the race’s title sponsor company) and

Natalie Trevino, the owner of the Twice on Main Street used clothing store. “For me, the Vista Beer Run is awesome,” said Trevino. “It’s a great and challenging course, which is rewarded by delicious craft beer for finishers. It’s really well-organized and executed and I don’t plan to miss it ever. I’ve done the half marathon and then the 10K this year and both were great experiences. Any beginner or seasoned runner will enjoy this Vista gem.” Schanzenbach said that the Beer Run serves as a solid fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce and its dues-paying members. “Like any event we do, it needs to make money. Race coordination involves a ton of prep work and planning,” he said. “If it doesn’t make some money, my board will decide to move on to other activities. It is a great promotion for one of our best tourist industries here locally. All the breweries who participate or donated beer are members of our chamber as well, so we love promoting them too. Plus, we love drawing people to our community. That is always part of what the chamber is all about.” Beyond the Beer Run in the running domain, the Vista Chamber of Commerce also plays host to the annual Strawberry Festival 5K and 10K road races in late-May.

Is lethargy a luxury? small talk jean gillette


o matter how deeply into sleep debt I have plunged, it seems I’m an am-

ateur. I plod on, thinking unclear thoughts, speaking occasional gibberish and forgetting my children’s names. I have continued my daily routine with a temperature of 102. I have stumbled on after a week void of any noticeable REM snoozing. I may nod off at the stoplight, but somehow, I always manage to stay on my feet. My heroes are those people (usually movie stars or politicians) you hear about on the newscasts who “collapse from exhaustion” or are admitted to the hospital with “exhaustion” as the diagnosis. Why can’t I manage that? Am I just made of such sturdy stock, that I keep walking after that wagon train, despite the blizzard? Perhaps it requires more serious drinking, smoking and a six-figure income. Still, I fantasize about that collapse. Mine is a solid swoon, utterly graceful and always onto something soft, but dramatic to a fault. These collapsed, professionally exhausted people didn’t have to say to their spouse or children, “I’m really so run down that if I don’t have a night to myself, I’ll have to set my hair on fire to stay

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awake past 7:30 p.m.” They don’t have to make excuses or ask permission. They have the good sense or good fortune to just keel over. All I have ever managed is a momentary light-headedness. The collapsing thing is so clearcut. It demands sympathy. No one can fault you. No one would expect you to hop up and scour bathtubs. You were working so hard you fell down unconscious or had some other absolutely unquestionable symptom that requires bed rest and pampering. “Poor woman,” they would cry. “Drop everything and take care of her.” Am I not approaching award-winning tired when I see a hospital stay as a bonus? Just think. You are required to stay in bed, sleep and let skilled people take care of you. I’d even eat the Jell-O. Meanwhile, I will keep my nose to the grindstone and my ear to the ground. I am waiting for details on how it’s all done. It may require far more discipline than I can muster. I fear, for instance, that it means I will have to give up naps, and hitting the snooze button three times. It probably means I’d have to party down every night till the wee hours. I fear it asks for a mania level I have not seen since college. Shoot, being exhausted may be just too much work. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who has never met a morning she liked. Contact her at


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Former Marine Raiders ‘in the swim’ of Underwater Torpedo League By Steve Puterski

OCEANSIDE — It is not easy to start a new sport, let alone address a clamoring to spread the game. Prime Hall, Rick Briere and Don Tran, all former Marine Raiders, started the Underwater Torpedo League last year and have quickly seen its popularity spread. The game uses a small rubber “torpedo,” and players must throw it into a goal at the bottom of a 10foot pool. There rules are minimal, Hall said, but the league also incorporates becoming more confident in the water. “I was wanting to close some gaps with my water confidence so I had to get in the pool,” Hall said of his decision to get into Marines special operations. “We developed this as a competitive league so they can take away their focus and anxiety away because a lot of people have problems being in the pool.” The trio quickly formed four teams with the University of San Diego, Oceanside, San Clemente and Irvine. Teams consist of 12 to 20 players, subbing out at will with five-on-five action.

SWIMMERS WRESTLE for control of a torpedo during a league practice in Oceanside. Photo by Colton Tisch

Teams practice once a week for about two hours and compete in an eight-week season including a postseason culminating with the Aqua Bowl, which was featured on


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style exercises, along with water training including deep water. The action can be rough, but Briere and Hall said it looks worse than it is. One reason, Hall said, is due to the resistance of the water, so players can be very physical, but injuries are rare. Even though the sport is rough, lifeguards and safety personnel are on-site during all games. “It’s a fun way to develop your abilities without worrying about the stress of failing,” Briere said. “Our main goal is to bring together people from all walks of life. Have a form of community and drive they may never have experienced before.” For Hall, one reason he brought the sport to the masses was to encourage comfort underwater, stronger swimming abilities and camaraderie among the players. Another aspect is controlling breathing, training carbon dioxide tolerance and learning to function while underwater. Briere, meanwhile, said he struggled with his confidence in the water and swimming until he started the training. While he, Hall and Tran have been playing

on the pros and cons of the propositions on the November 2018 ballot. The AAUW event is 10 a.m. to noon at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas.

Fest fundraiser, “Filling in the Gaps.” Music by Gregory Page, hosted wine and beer, buffet, and auctions. Tickets are $150 at eventbrite. com/e /filling-in-the-gapssdrvc-river-valley-fest-2018registration-43142206501. All proceeds go toward the Conservancy’s conservaOCT. 14 tion, education and recreSWAP MEET FOR PARENTS ation programs. Questions, Parent Connection will contact Trish Boaz, execuhost a Family Swap Meet tive director at trish@sdrvc. from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at org. Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop FAITH AND FRIENDS Road, San Diego. Admission Members of the Cathis $2 and children are free. olic Widows and Widowers Proceeds go to the commu- of North County, a support nity resource fund. For more group for those who desire details, contact info@sandi- to foster friendships through various social activities, will have a meeting and potluck CONSERVANCY FUNDRAISER at St. John the Evangelist The San Dieguito Riv- Catholic Church, Encinier Valley Conservancy will tas Oct. 14, and go bowling hold its annual River Valley at Surf Bowl and dinner at

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for years, their motivation is to give the same confidence to others. Additionally, the workout is so intense and beneficial that professional athletes, including Olympic swimmers and coaches, train with Hall, Briere and Tran. “You need that initial water confidence,” Hall said. “We’ve only been operational for 10 months and we have more momentum than we know what to do with. We are actively working our expansion plan.” Those expansion plans were jumped started as the Underwater Torpedo League receives hundreds of emails and communications each week across the country and world to expand the league. With just five employees, league is beginning to train more instructors, which takes about three days to receive the certifications. Still, plans are in place to grow and expand into new pools. Despite being a league, Briere and Hall said walk-ins are welcome and the league is working on adding a spring season as well. Also, those wanting a workout and not wanting to join a team can do so, Hall said.

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“Understanding Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships,” a family forum, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.17 at San Dieguito Academy at 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, in the Mustang Commons. The event, hosted by San Dieguito Foundation is free and open to the public. Middle and high school students and their parents are welcome to attend.. RSVP to sss.sda@

Surfer Mike Doyle will be the special guest Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 at Swami’s Surfing Association’s 24th annual “Return to the Reef” at Cardiff Reef State Beach, 2526 S. Coast Highway 101. For more information, e-mail roneyshea@gmail. com


Woman’s Club of Carlsbad presents its Holiday Market Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad, featuring home-crafted holiday gifts.

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hen most people talk camping, they tell of cars filled with camping gear, road trips and public parks. When longtime Oceanside resident John Dowell spins camping stories, they involve an airplane, grass landing strips and private campgrounds for pilots and passengers only. “I don’t know what others call it,” says Dowell, who has 2,000 hours of flying time to his credit, “but I call it air camping.” Those who have known 76-year-old Dowell for a while (full disclosure; I’m one of them) know that the retired Marine captain is always seeking the next adventure. Over the years, he counts among his pursuits sailing; skiing; scuba diving; hang gliding; running marathons; kayaking (he paddled from Catalina to Dana Point); stand-up paddleboarding on the Colorado River; and operating radio-controlled airplanes. Dowell also spent parts of 2006 and 2007 in Afghanistan where he flew unmanned aerial vehicles as a civilian contractor with the Army’s Special Forces. It was in 1966, during the first of three Vietnam tours, that he first got a taste of life in the clouds. He was an aerial observer with the VMO-2, an aerial observation squadron out of Camp Pendleton. A year later, while stationed at the Marine Corps Supply Center in Barstow, he took flying lessons through a civil-

JOHN DOWELL, of Oceanside, and grandson Julian Lehman prepare to take off in Corvallis, Oregon. They are seated in Dowell’s Van’s Aircraft RV-4, a build-it-yourself aircraft with a Lycoming 180 horsepower engine. It is said to be the most popular kit-built aircraft in the world. Courtesy photo

ian flying club. Since then, Dowell has owned seven airplanes; his current is a Van’s Aircraft RV-4 with a Lycoming 180 horsepower engine. “It was built by a retired Air Force colonel who flew fighter planes in World War II, Korea and Vietnam,” Dowell explains. “He built it from a kit and won the Lindbergh Trophy for the best-built plane at the Oshkosh (Wisconsin) National Fly-In (for experimental aircraft). I have his book of pictures describing the building process and the trophy.” The two-seater plane is perfect for air camping, too. One of Dowell’s favorite campgrounds is near Columbia, California, about a two-and-a-half-hour flight north of Oceanside. He’ll camp here overnight en

Kids Free San Diego in Oct. REGION — Kids Free San Diego is back this October, offering free admission to their favorite attractions, meals on the house and other perks. All offers are detailed at kids-free.aspx. Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad has several deals for children, including its new Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride. Visit SeaWorld also offers special kids-free options and there are free hotel stay and eat offers from almost two dozen San Diego hotels. Visit SeaWorld San Diego is also offering a single-day free child ticket for ages 3 to 9 with each full-paid adult ticket. Purchase will be valid for a visit now through Oct. 31. The San Diego Museum Council has an ambitious Kids Free offer Oct. 1-31, inviting families to enjoy free kids’ admission to dozens of museums across San Diego County. To take advantage of the offer, download the free coupon from the San Diego

Museum Council’s website at sandiegomuseumcouncil. org/kidsfree. The coupon allows up to two children, 12 and under, to get in free with one paid adult. Children must be accompanied by the adult during the visit. You must provide the coupon to the participating museum at time of use (but you can print more). Families can challenge themselves to visit all 30 museums during the 31 days in October to experience a variety of exhibits. Flagship Cruises on the bay offer free whale watching cruises in October and adults pay $13 on all 2.5 hour whale watching cruises (12 and under), free at Oceanside Adventures with each full-price adult ticket. The entire month of October San Diego Sailing Tours is part taking in “Kids Free San Diego.” This means for the entire month of October, kids sail for free. Children must be under the age of 13 and must be accompanied by a full-priced adult. Come Sail the San Diego Bay, with sailing lessons which will provide the kids with hands-on experience.

THE MESSAGE painted on Dowell’s airplane has helped at least one woman overcome depression, according to Dowell, 76, a retired Marine.

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“There is a lot neat where no cars are allowed, Columbia sits in the Sierra stuff there — a general foothills almost due east of store, a blacksmith shop, a theater that puts on plays in Stockton.




period costumes,” Dowell says. And the grass airstrip is only a few hundred feet from a campground with hot showers, sturdy tables “and it’s only a 15-minute walk into town.” Dowell first discovered the spot in the late ‘60s — “a time when you used to be able fly low through Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, which I’ve done, but you can’t do that anymore.” Part of the fun of air camping is the people you meet, Dowell says. “Recently I flew into the Kern Valley camping area and met an 89-year-old who was still flying around camping. He had started and grown a very successful business. He and his son owned three or four airplanes including an executive jet. We had a great time sharing stories.” Flying your own airplane over an environment that you usually experience from the ground can be a spiritual experience, Dowell believes. “It’s a way of expanding one's perspective; and it makes life even more of an adventure.” And sometimes that perspective can spill over to others. “Several months ago, I decided to put a biblical quote on the bottom of my plane — God is love — in large red letters,” Dowell says. “Then a manager at the Oceanside Airport where I keep my plane called and said he’d just received a call from a lady who…had been dealing with a difficult depression. When she looked up and saw my plane with the quote, her depression was instantly gone. She was so grateful that she called the airport to express her thanks.”

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love meatloaf and until recently, I made it with the specific intention of loving it even more the next day cold on a sandwich. My goal has always been to create a recipe that had me enjoying it as much hot as I do cold and recently came up with a mix of ingredients that did just that. Before I get into the details of the best meatloaf ever, I wanted to share some fun facts about meatloaf that I discovered through a bit of research. I found that more than 30 countries have their own spin on the dish, which makes it one of the most common dishes in the world. It gained huge popularity in the United States during the Great Depression when it was a way to stretch the food budget for families by using cheap cuts of meat that was ground and mixed with cereal grains, bread or saltines along with whatever condiments were handy. Because of its consistency, leftovers were a natural on sandwich making it even more functional. Some preparations from around the world that caught my attention include Pan de Carne from Argen-

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tina that is filled with ham, cheese and vegetables. In Austria it’s called Faschierter Braten and wrapped in ham. Chile calls it Asado Aleman and they include boiled eggs in the mix as they do in Cuba where they call it Pulpeta. In the Czech Republic it is referred to it as Sekana and they include gherkins and wienerwurst. Denmark does it with bacon on the top and their Scandinavian neighbors in Finland base it on their meatball recipe and just shape it differently. The Italians are also fans of filling it with boiled eggs but will also include ham and cheese. Middle Eastern countries will use lamb in the meat blend along with onions and parsley and cover it with a tahini sauce

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instead of a tomato-based gravy. In the Philippines they call it Embotido and take it to a whole other level. The ground pork is mixed with raisins, carrots, boiled eggs and whole sausages in their casing. The Swedes, not surprisingly, top it with lingonberry jam, which is a great idea for the next-day sandwich. I will wrap up my meatloaf around the world tour in Vietnam, whose big differentiator is that they boil the loaf instead of baking or smoking. So my big takeaways from this trip around the world via meatloaf is the very common use of boiled eggs layered in the mix. That along with whole sausages in casing placed in the middle and lingonberry jam on the next day sandwich will be incorporated into my next loaf. My new favorite recipe is based on the same principles I use with my meatballs, where I use the fattest blend of meats possible and keep it moist with the mix of ingredients I will share with you now. My first rule is do not use lean meat when making meatloaf. Seek out the fattiest blend of beef you can, usually 80/20. Also, I never really measure any of the ingredients but will give you a basic measurement guide. Just remember you want to keep the mixture as moist as possible without it affecting the consistency. Start with one pound of ground beef, one pound of ground pork and three sweet Italian sausage links, squeezed out of casing. Mix that meat blend together in a large bowl with your hands, creating a bowl-like form out of it when fully blended. In the center of that meat bowl add two eggs, half a cup of Progresso Italian bread crumbs (or similar), two raw eggs, a few heavy shakes of Worchestire sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, a splash of your favorite BBQ sauce, a half cup of whole milk (keep a half handy for more moisTURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 15

step inside the door of the one-ofa-kind Vigilucci’s Gourmet Market in Carlsbad Village offers you five ways to enjoy Italian-style dining. First thing you’ll notice is the deli section with fresh scents of cheeses, sliced meats, garlic, olive oil and a host of menu items blended with the Vigilucci style of Bolognese sauces. Then your eyes will light up at the significant inventory of Italian and other wines, almost everywhere you look. Then you will meet the lovely manager of this treasured market, Maia Martinelli, who will quickly become your best new friend and show you the daily lunch specials ranging from Panini sandwiches, meat and cheese boards to luscious Lasagna served with a mixed green salad. Rows of grocery products from Italy will give you lots of choices to make your next meal truly Italian flavored. The fifth reason to like this unique market is its Italian-style catering. Roberto (or Roby as his friends call him) Vigilucci has been serving North County since 1994 when he opened his first restaurant in Encinitas. At one time, he had eight locations in the San Diego area, but now concentrates his success to Carlsbad and Leucadia. “There is something different about Roby’s style that you want to learn from,â€? revealed Martinelli. “He believes in service to his customers and the Gourmet Market is his unique creation, and catering is his passion.â€? You can stop by the market and pick up food and wine, or the catering team can plan and take care of all the details for you from a vast catering menu that can include planning, staff, set up and break down. A plate that is sure to please starts with the homemade bread sliced into easy to handle breadsticks. There are many choices of meat and cheese boards to select from, and Salami and Prosciutto are sure to be part of all of them. Cheeses are prominently from Parma Italy. Expect Parmigiano-Reggiano, aged 36 months, and more. Then there is the main entrĂŠe, as pretty as a picture baked Lasagna, filled with Bolognese and Besciamella sauce, topped

THE ESSENCE of a hearty lunch at Vigilucci’s Gourmet Market & Catering in Carlsbad Village is the meat and cheese board, baked lasagna with mixed green salad and a bottle of Pio Cesare Barbera D’Alba from Piedmont, Italy. Photo by Frank Mangio

with Mozzarella and Parmigiano cheese. It’s served with a fresh mixed green salad. And here is the beautiful thing. That meal is part of the catering menu plus it’s a lovely selection every day in the market menu where you can enjoy an outdoor table with your selection, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now we come to the wine that I would recommend. You cannot separate wine and food. They have their arms wrapped around each other, and never more true than Lasagna and a Pio Cesare Barbera D’Alba from Piedmont Italy, sourced from family owned vineyards in Serralunga d’ Alba ($25). This smooth drinking bottle is aged in oak for 12 months producing great structure and full body fruit with earthy hints of spice. A sixth reason to like the market is the occasional wine events that it presents, and as it happens, their biggest show of the year is coming up from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8, called “Sagra Di Vigilucci’s,� a Celebration of Food and Wine. Wines will be Pio Cesare’s Barbara red and Villa Sparina Gavi white. A four-course meal is included. The cost is $35 per person. RSVP at (760) 7200188. For more, see

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urday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7. This is a free event filled with all kinds of art from 150 artists, fine wines and entertainment, in downtown La Jolla. A Wine and Beer garden will have your favorite beverage. For details, see or call (619) 233-5008. • The Smooth Champagne Jazz Series of concerts at Thornton Winery in Temecula continues as performer Boney James appears Sat. Oct. 13. James is currently on tour supporting his latest LP, HONESTLY. For time and pricing, see www.thorntonwine. com or call (951) 699-0099. • The Winesellar and Brasserie in Sorrento Valley San Diego will have two wine dinners with DAOU Vineyards of Paso Robles, at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. A four-course dinner is planned for $89 per guest, $79 for club members. More at www.winesellar. com. • The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is coming to town the week of Nov. 12. Many great events are planned for this 14th annual event. Noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 is the Grand Tasting at Embarcadero Marina Park North next to Seaport Village San Diego. Cost is $135 each. Top chefs put their best bites forward in the celebrated Chef of the Fest competition. More than 300 participating exhibitors. Check all of it out at Reach him at Frank@

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Cox Contour TV filling consumer hunger for apps Home entertainment options continue to expand with Cox Communications With the addition of YouTube Kids and NPR One to its menu of apps, Cox Communications’ Contour TV continues to bring more options to home entertainment, whether you’re watching a cable network on demand, accessing a movie on Netflix, or listening to NPR while doing household chores. Contour TV already offers Netflix, YouTube and iHeart Radio apps, which eliminate the need for a secondary device or input switch. Now, with YouTube Kids and NPR One, Contour brings even more age-appropriate content to the TV screen for younger members of the family, and the informative, quality audio programming of NPR One for those who want to stay abreast of current events – particularly as election day gets closer.

Cox Contour customers can simply use their voice remote control to easily and quickly access shows, movies and music by speaking into their voice remote control to access the apps. Just say things like “Netflix,” “YouTube Kids,” or “National Public Radio,” and Cox Contour will go straight there. The programming can also be accessed by going to the “Apps” section of the Contour guide: NETFLIX: Catch up on past and current episodes of your favorite Netflix shows with Contour 2 and a Netflix subscription—no need to toggle between remotes or TV in- TO ACCESS THE APPS on Cox Contour, customers simply need a compatible Contour reputs. It’s as easy as changing ceiver and Cox High Speed Internet service. Courtesy photo the channel. to video tutorials on how to stories and podcasts from and R&B. So, the next time you YOUTUBE: Easily search bil- build a model volcano. You National Public Radio (NPR) lions of YouTube videos with can also flag videos for re- that help keep listeners want to watch a makeup tuyour voice remote control view by the YouTube Kids informed, engaged and in- torial, do-it-yourself video or your child’s soccer game on and set parental controls so team and monitor what spired. YouTube, you don’t have to that the app can only be ac- your children are watching through the “watch history” iHEART RADIO: Listen to settle for viewing it on your cessed with a PIN. more than 800 live radio sta- smartphone when Contour function. tions over a range of genres, delivers the same content on YOUTUBE KIDS: Access family-friendly videos, from NPR One: Access a stream including Pop, Country, Al- your TV screen. And, it’s as favorite shows and music of local and national news, ternative Rock, Hip-Hop, easy as the push of a button.

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Veterans honored with memorial wall at Felicita Vida ESCONDIDO — Across the country, the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, was commemorated in countless ways. Here in North County, a special event took place that not only payed homage to those who lost their lives on that day but also celebrated a special group of about two dozen veterans at Felicita Vida Senior Living community. “Apreva Hospice was generous enough to donate a special memorial wall to honor our past and current residents who have served our country,” Kellie Pacheco Smith, executive director at Felicita Vida, said. “Apreva is a hospice agency that provides services for some of our residents. They mentioned they wanted to honor our veteran residents through our partnership. They saw the previous memorial wall we had and that we had outgrown it, and said they would love to do this for us!” Apreva had professional pictures taken of the current veteran residents, had the new prominent memorial wall painted and they donated an “incredible beautiful

plaque that talks about the veterans,” Pacheco Smith said. When it came time to plan the dedication ceremony, the timing coincided with the anniversary of Sept. 11, which everyone involved felt was appropriate. “The event went exceptionally well,” Pacheco said. “About 50 residents, Apreva Hospice and branches of the military showed up for the event,” she said. “Each of the branches’ ‘fight songs’ were played and at the end of the event we all sang God Bless America. Lots of tears and huge amounts of gratitude for our men and women of valor were expressed. Such a wonderful event on such a somber day.” Felicita Vida is an assisted living and memory care facility that has the ability to serve 123 residents. It is owned by Bayshire LLC, a smaller boutique assisted living community company. “We are family here,” Pacheco Smith said. “The owners know all the residents and their families. We are all really close, and it doesn’t have a corporate feel.”


period of growth and transition at Cal State San Marcos,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White. “Under her stewardship, academic programs, facilities and athletics have all improved and expanded.Enrollment has more than doubled, and the campus now provides opportunities for a high quality education for 14,000 students coming from the greater San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties.” Since joining the CSU system, Haynes has also


next fall. Haynes pushed for the transition of the school’s athletic program from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to NCAA Division II in 2017 and launched the school’s Forward Together campaign in 2015, with the aim of raising $50 million by the end of 2018. “President Haynes’ focus on student achievement has been a constant during an unprecedented

FELICITA VIDA PAID homage to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

Pacheco said it isn’t unusual to have the owners directly contact residents’ family members. “We are an extension of the home they had,” she said. “We foster family.” To that end, she sites how family members of hospice residents are cared for. “You take care of served as a board member on the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, and chaired both the CSU Commission on the Extended University and the CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology. A nationwide search will be conducted for her replacement. White and Adam Day, chair of the CSU Board of Trustees, will announce a selection committee comprised of campus stakeholders at a future date.

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family,” she said. “We had a family of seven stay here for five days while they were going through the process. We had catered meals delivered to them and put them up. Because that’s what you do for family.” The activities department is one of the highlights

of living at Felicita Vida. “We have six people in our activities department, which is basically unheard of. We are the Disneyland of assisted living,” Pacheco Smith said. “We also have an incredible courtyard, it’s such a fabulous place. It is the centerpiece of the communi-

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most of these ingredients can be purchased there. Bake the meatloaf for one hour at 350 or until the internal temperature reaches 165-170 degrees. Drain the grease from the loaf pan and let it sit for 10 minutes before you slice it up. If it’s good and moist there is no need for gravy although you can always add some BBQ sauce for more flavor. I like to put it on a bed of Trader Joe’s frozen mashed potatoes that come in a bag of medallion-shaped nuggets that you simply add some milk and butter to and are delicious. A side of your

favorite green veggies and you are good to go. The next-day best meatloaf ever sandwich should consist of a thick cut piece of meat on your favorite spongy white bread, leftover mashed potatoes, a slice of American cheese, and a bit of that BBQ sauce. On occasion I’ll add some bread and butter pickles or just have a nice one on the side along with some basic old school potato chips. If you try this recipe or have one you would like to share I’d love to hear from you. Email me at


ture if needed), half a cup of diced sweet onion, three quarters cup of Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted frozen corn or fresh corn cut off the cob. Mix all the ingredients together with your hands and add more breadcrumbs or milk on an as-needed basis to either dry out or moisten the loaf. Fill a nonstick meatloaf pan and spread your favorite BBQ sauce lightly on top with four or five slices of thick-cut applewood smoked bacon again from Trader Joe’s. In fact,


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Artist Corina Ionan presents “Don’t Like Blah, Just WOW,” showing her digital photography through Oct. 17 at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas.


The Oceanside Museum of Art presents free “Art Walk: Art Before Dark” Halloween activities from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Dress up the family and visit OMA, during Oceanside Art Walk, for free admission and some early Halloween fun like monster masks, pumpkins, and temporary tattoos.


Fritz Rothman presents his “Look What I Found” collage through Oct. 17 at Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas.


As part of the Oceanside First Friday Art Walk, the Oceanside Public Library will host artist/educator Rizzhel Javier from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5, at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Rizzhel will be showing work from her current community art focus, “People and Places Project,” through Oct. 31.

OCT. 6


San Diego Folk Heritage presents Celtic musicians Banshee in the Kitchen at 7:30 pm. Oct. 6 at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad. Tickets $18 at More information at


Genre-hopping, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keller Williams and his bluegrass outfit Keller & the Keels at 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. For tickets and information, visit http://


Violinist Lucia Micarelli will take the stage at the California Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Escondido Concert Hall at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Tickets $35-50 at (800) 988-4253 or purchase online at


The California Center for the Arts, Escondido free festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6, at 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, presents classic country songstress Alice Wallace, with harmonizing singers Lisa Sanders, Brown


AN IRISH GROUP, We Banjo 3, will perform on Oct. 18 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

Sugar and Friends. The week will have six local wineries in the beer and wine garden, in celebration of Grape Day. Tickets at (800) 988-4253 or at PHOTOS BY MAJOR MORRIS

An exhibition of photography by Escondido resident and artist Major Morris, "Nurture Their Dreams," will be held Oct. 6 through Oct. 21 at St James by the Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect Street, La Jolla.

OCT. 7


The Oceanside Museum of Art presents free Coffee And Conversation with Artist Alliance noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside.


ArtReach, a nonprofit aimed at increasing equity in visual arts education to K-6 schools throughout San Diego County, will host Party ARTy from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 in a private Encinitas home and garden. Tickets at events. $130 in advance or $150 at the door. The annual event is an afternoon of creative inspiration and celebration of the ArtReach Access to Art program, which brings art lessons to county elementary schools with no arts education.

OCT. 8


The Roger Anderson Chorale is still auditioning and has just started rehearsals for its upcoming free concert series. Apply at or call (760) 522-7187. SONGS FOR S.O.N.G.S.

At 7 p.m. Oct. 8, the Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave., will be transformed into a 1960’s-style protest rally with music, speakers to protest storage of nuclear waste at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Music by Iron Sage and Wood with Rob Machado; The Shift, Karlos Paez of B

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Side Players and Chris Cote. featuring Phillip Phillips. at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the CalRSVPs are first-come, first- Tickets at https://local.enci- ifornia Center for the Arts, served at Escondido, 340 N. Escondido events/1027284784120735/. Blvd., Escondido. Tickets: OCT. 12 $25 at (800) 988-4253 or HARVEST FESTIVAL OCT. 9 Harvest Festival Origi- tierra-mar-y-aire/. COLLAGE WORKSHOP nal Art & Craft Show, comes The Oceanside Museum to the Del Mar Fairgrounds of Art will hold a two-day Oct. 12 through Oct. 14, 2260 OCT. 14 workshop, “Assemblage And Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del AUDITIONS Collage“ from 1 to 4 p.m. Mar. Admission is $9. TickRandy and Doug’s Oct. 9 and Oct. 11 at 704 Pier ets are good for the entire Christmas Show is audiView Way, Oceanside. Cost weekend. For more informa- tioning for two shows audiis $90. Louise Nevelson’s tion, visit harvestfestival. tioning this year – “Santa’s art will be the inspiration to com or call (925) 392-7300. North Pole Follies” Oct. 14 create a maquette. All mateand “Elf Jr” Oct. 29 and Oct. rials provided. 30 on the Hearth Theater CONCERT SEASON BEGINS Community Concerts Stage, 3 Civic Center Drive, of Rancho Santa Fe season San Marcos. There will be a OCT. 10 presents its first concert San Marcos cast and a Vista DES-ESCONDIDO EXHIBIT Oct. 12 featuring profes- cast. Audition information at California Center for sional concert pianist Alina the Arts, Escondido Muse- Kiryayeva. All concerts are um presents “DesEscondido at the Village Church, Ran/ No Longer Hidden: Public cho Santa Fe. Tickets are OCT. 15 Address Art Exhibition” $75 for adults and $15 for MOSIAC ARTISTS WANTED Thursdays to Saturdays 10 youth ages 13 to 18. Tickets The city of Encinitas is a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 can be purchased at ccrsf. now accepting applications p.m. through Nov. 18 at 340 org or by mail to P.O. Box from Encinitas high school N. Escondido Blvd., Escon- 2781, Rancho Santa Fe, CA and college age students and dido. Admission is $8. The 92067. E-mail questions to adult artists for a city-fundTicket Office can be reached ed public art project to creat (800) 988-4253 or at artate mosaic panels for manent installation. As part OCT. 13 of the Caltrans North Coast Corridor Program, the InART GRANTS WORKSHOP HANDBELL CONCERT The California Arts St. Thomas More Cath- terstate 5 undercrossing, at Council, in partnership olic Church, invites you to a Santa Fe Drive, 53 mosaic with the Oceanside Public concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 fea- panels will be installed, to Library and the Oceanside turing the Timbré Handbell reflect the culture of the five Arts Commission, will pres- Ensemble with “She Dreams different communities of Enent a Grants Workshop from the Stars,” in the parish cen- cinitas. The artistic theme is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in ter, 1450 S. Melrose Drive, “Encinitas Up Close.” Apthe Civic Center Library Oceanside. A free-will offer- plications are available at, or Community Rooms, at 330 ing will be accepted. in person at Encinitas City N. Coast Highway, OceansHall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., or ide. Visit MEET THE ARTIST OceansideGrants to register. The public is invited to the at 540 Cornish Drive. an artists’ reception featur- The deadline to submit is 4 CLASSICS FOR THE FAMILY ing David Rickert from 4 p.m. Oct. 25. The Carmel Valley Li- to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Off brary Family Concert Series Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast presents violinist Ayrton Highway 101, Suite C-103, OCT. 16 Pisco with pianist Suzanne Encinitas. For more informa- OMA PLANS A TRIP Come join the free Schick at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 tion, call (760) 942-3636 or at 3919 Townsgate Drive, e-mail pr@sandieguitoart- South Africa Art And Wine Tour information session at Carmel Valley. For further 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Oceansinformation, call (858) 552ide Museum of Art, 704 Pier 1668. GO WESTERN Cowboy Jack is per- View Way, Oceanside. Enjoy forming from 7 to 10 p.m. wine and cheese as OMA’s OCT. 11 Oct. 13 at the Witch Creek ED Maria Mingalone and COASTCHELLA Winery, 2906 Carlsbad Irina Yuzhakova from Virtuoso International Travel Coastchella, a fund- Blvd., Carlsbad. share about the trip planned raiser for Scripps Memorial for October 2019. Hospital, Encinitas, will be FLAMENCO NIGHT from 6 to 10 p.m. at Belly Up La Academia y la ComTavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., pañía Flamenco Arana pres- SCULPTURE ON THE EDGE Jon Koehler’s sculpture Solana Beach, with a concert ents "Tierra, Mar y Aire"

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “Holmes & Watson” from Oct. 17 through Nov. 18 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets $42 to $53 at (858) 481-1055 or

OCT. 18


We Banjo 3 from Galway, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Tickets are $40 to $55 at or (800) 988-4253.


Oceanside Public Library presents Silent Film Thursday and a screening at 6 p.m. Oct .18 of “Der Golem,” at 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside - a 1920 classic example of German Expressionism - included in Steven Jay Schneider’s book “101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die.”


The Oceanside Museum of Art, Presents a “Taste Of Art: Jasper Johns,” 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Cost is $50. Robin Douglas will teach Johns’ technique of using encaustic to create tactile shadow and strength in shapes. All materials supplied along with drinks and appetizers.


Ajeet Kaur will be in concert from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas. Tickets are $30 at ajeetkaur.


Brian Crane presents his photography in “Majestic Nature Is All Around Us” through Oct. 18 at the Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas.

OCT. 19


Music By The Sea presents Camila Lima, soprano with Michelle Rice, mezzo-soprano and Douglas Sumi on piano at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Buy tickets at, (800) 5954849 or at the door.

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Study shows ‘man flu’ might be real Ask the Doctors

Dr. Elizabeth Ko

Dr. Eve Glazier

DEAR DOCTOR: When our dad gets sick, he pretty much collapses into bed for a few days. My mom teases him and calls it the “man flu.” To us kids, it's a family joke, but a friend insists man flu is real. Is she right?

A SERIES OF PAINTINGS at the “DesEscondido” exhibit pokes fun at a comment made during the 2016 campaign warning that unchecked immigration corner.” Photo by Steve Horn

would lead to “taco trucks on every



presidential election cycle. During that appearance, Gutierrez of Latinos for Trump stated that rampant undocumented immigration into the U.S. from Mexico could lead to “taco trucks on every corner” throughout the U.S. This artistic formation brings that reality to life in satirical form. Another display sits as a multi-pronged piece of art which makes the generally unseen issue of migrant labor done in Salinas, California — located in the north central part of the state — a teachable moment. The piece does so by paying homage to the painstaking labor done in Salinas to make lettuce production possible, having paper bags with lettuce leaves drawn upon them which contain memorial candles inside of them. According to the artist behind this display, Melissa Smedley, the candles are akin to those traditionally seen on the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Not just an artistic piece serving as a memorial, however, Smedley also crafted a curtain-like object with the pieces of the curtain resembling various types of lettuce which are meant to convey the beauty of the various lettuce leaves cultivated by these farmworkers. Smedley added that, though we often experience the U.S.-Mexico border wall as a visible sign of U.S. immigration policy, what in turn remains unseen is the migrant labor which puts lettuce, fruits and other vegetables on tables throughout San Diego County and beyond. To display this disparity between seen and unseen, Smedley painted a picture of a field of lettuce with a painting of the U.S.-Mexico border map superimposed on top of that picture, in effect making the invisible suddenly visible. Yet another section of the new exhibit tells the story of ecological harm be-

ing done in the form of water pollution in Escondido. Artist Ruth Wallen did so in the form of a set piece titled, “Daylighting Escondido Creek Watershed.” Wallen says that few even know what the Escondido Creek is and where it flows, let alone the pollution issues it faces, even though it flows right through the heart of the city. All of the pieces for “DesEscondido” are tied together via poetry penned by Gerda Govine Ituarte. The poetry, Ituarte explained and showed in a walking tour of the entire installment, is meant not only to serve as words which explain the deeper meaning behind the art pieces, but also meant to be artful in of itself via the way in which it is colored, shaped and displayed. Ituarte’s poems greet visitors from the front entrance of the museum and weave their way throughout the entirety of “Des-Escondido.” Her husband, too, Luis Ituarte, has art on exhibit at “DesEscondido.” Two major pieces, in fact. One of them is a series of metallic sculptures which symbolize various members of his family. The other one is an alter for the forthcoming Día de los Muertos holiday and three artists who were part of the Public Address collective who have recently passed away. As part of both “DesEscondido” and the broader Día de los Muertos observance, which takes place annually at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, Ituarte paid for the harvesting of Cempasúchitl flowers grown in Rosarito, Mexico, which are both traditional and authentic to the festival. Those flowers will play a part in the Center for the Arts’ Nov. 1 celebration of the day, which will draw the hundreds of people in attendance to the real historic roots of the holiday and how it came to be celebrated in Mexico and by those of Mexican heritage. “DesEscondido” will sit on-exhibit at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido until Nov. 18.

DEAR READER: We’re talking about “man flu” because Dr. Kyle Sue, an assistant professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, got tired of being labeled a drama queen when he was laid low by a respiratory infection. According to the definition — and, yes, it’s common enough to have made it into both the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries — man flu is “an illness such as a cold that is not serious, but that the person who has it treats as more serious, usually when this person is a man.” The takeaway is that when it comes to getting sick, men can be wimps. But as Sue points out, the assumption that a man with the flu is exaggerating his symptoms and discomfort can inadvertently lead to improper or insufficient medical care. To that end, Sue set out

to study man flu. He sifted through various scientific databases using keywords that would cull research related to viral respiratory illnesses and their outcomes in both women and men. What he found was that, perhaps due to certain physiological differences between the sexes, a man’s immune system appears to react more forcefully to the influenza virus than a woman’s. That may sound like a good thing, but the aches, pains, fever, chills and outpouring of mucus that typically accompany the flu are all courtesy of your immune system’s best efforts. A stronger immune response means worse symptoms. The differences begin in the test tube. Nasal cells from both women and men were infected with the influenza virus. When the women’s cells were exposed to estradiol, a female hormone, the immune response was more moderate. When the men’s cells were exposed to the same amount of estradiol, the hormone had no effect on the level of the immune response, which was more robust. When it comes to the flu vaccine, the protective antibody response in women appears to be better than in men. One theory links this to testosterone, as men with higher levels of the hormone produced fewer flu antibodies. So even despite a flu shot, a man may still get sick. Other studies that tracked flu-related hospital-


The Vista Historical Society has a new mural at the Vista Historical Museum at Rancho Minerva, visible from the street. Financed by the estate of Emily Sexsmith, artist Chuck Rouse designed and painted a mural of Rancho Minerva as it was in 1940. He was assisted by Mark Rouse and John Riisoe of Rouse Sign and Graphics. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and the first and second Saturdays of the month. Courtesy photo

izations and deaths found men represented in higher numbers than women. As to the evolutionary advantage to what Sue calls the “immunity gap,” he said more study is needed. The fact is that in a number of diseases and conditions — including heart disease, osteoarthritis, urinary tract health, stroke, migraine, alcoholism and mental health issues — women and men are affected differently. As for Sue, even as he calls for more research into the subject, he closed his paper with his

tongue firmly planted in his cheek: “Perhaps,” he wrote, “now is the time for male-friendly spaces, equipped with enormous televisions and reclining chairs, to be set up where men can recover from the debilitating effects of man flu in safety and comfort.” 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.

Escondido High principal condemns students’ use of racial slur ESCONDIDO — The principal of Escondido High School on Sept. 28 released a statement condemning the use of a racial slur by a group of students at a senior picnic. A photo surfaced on Instagram the day before of a group of nine students with lettered T-shirts spelling a racial slur, plainly known as the “n-word.” Escondido High traditionally lets students wear lettered shirts to spell out pre-approved words with their friends for a senior photo, but nothing stops students from spelling out different words after the official photo is taken. “We cannot allow the poor choices of others to take away from who we are

and what we represent as a school and as a community,” Principal Dr. Adriana Lepe-Ramirez said. “It is now, more than ever, that we need to stand united in peace and in love. We cannot and will not allow this incident to define us or divide us.” The high school is working with the Escondido Police Department to conduct an investigation into the photo, according to the Escondido Union High School District. School administrators contacted the parents and guardians of the students in the photo and the school plans to take disciplinary action, but didn't specify what that could entail. “We have a long rich

history on this campus, one grow from this incident and that represents the heart I believe that we will come and pride of our communi- out stronger in the end.” ty,” Lepe-Ramirez said. “We will continue to learn and — City News Service

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Helping others learn to overcome nature By Kelli Kyle

ENCINITAS — Wintertime in Poland’s ski villages finds most visitors bundled up head to toe in parkas, scarves and any other warm piece of clothing they can stuff in a suitcase. But on a visit in January 2017, La Costa resident Reis Paluso could pack a little lighter. He was there to climb a mountain — a nearly two-hour ascent — in nothing but his shorts. “It’s a bustling little town,” Paluso said. “You got all these people watching this group of shirtless weirdos walking up a mountain.” This was part of a retreat for the Wim Hof Method, a mindset and style of breath work that uses cold exposure to control our basic nervous system. Developed by Wim Hof, a Dutch athlete nicknamed “The Iceman” for his feats in the extreme cold, this method

WIM HOF, left, founder of the Wim Hof Method, and Reis Paluso, of La Costa, demonstrate their ability to withstand cold exposure for long periods of time. Courtesy photo

has been studied and validated by scientists around the world. On Oct. 6, Paluso is holding a workshop instructing people in the method, and he says the science is a huge piece of how this practice is taught. “You feel this stuff in your body, and then you look at graphs and charts,” Paluso said. “Then you can start manifesting this stuff as you’re doing the exercises.” His adventures may sound extreme, but Paluso is just an average guy, pursuing two start-up businesses and raising two little girls with his wife. The Wim Hof method is not his full-time gig, but a way for him to disconnect from the noise of life. He said it sharpens his mind body connection — a phenomenon that some of his students have also observed. “You get in the cold water and it shuts off all your thoughts right

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away,” Lance Mann, trained by Paluso in the Wim Hof Method, explained. “I pursued it for self-discovery and self-development.” Mann is 17 years old, and started with the method at just 15. He went on the Poland retreat with Paluso this February, and he was the youngest person to ever participate. “I had the mindset and the community around me,” Mann said. “That held me up and kept me going.” Leucadia resident Justin Ternes has also practiced the Wim Hof method with Paluso. As a physical therapist, Ternes appreciates the science behind the method and enjoys how the cold exposure calms down his body and mind. “I had a more calm demeanor and more focus and attention as a result of the ice bath,” Ternes said. Wim Hof’s feats are pretty impressive. He’s climbed the world’s tallest mountains in just shorts, run a marathon in the desert with-

out water and been submerged in ice for nearly two hours. Still, Hof firmly believes that anyone can do this — and Paluso uses his workshop to reiterate this. In four hours, students learn the technique and science, and discuss it. His first workshop in December 2017 had just 12 students. Recently, he’s had up to 42 participants. The Wim Hof Method is also big in the surf community, which is part of why Paluso said he believes it blends well with the lifestyle in North County. “It really fits the mold for people who are open to new things, that are into alternative healing — people who want to push the boundaries and do cool stuff,” Paluso said. “I think it’s the nature of where we live.” Reis Paluso’s Wim Hof Method workshop will be held at Gather Encinitas on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Gather Encinitas from 1 to 5 p.m. More information is on his website,



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“I was a single mother raising four children,” she recalled. “Single women in those years couldn’t finance a house, so my dad gave me $1,000 and I assumed the trustee on this property. I could never have bought it. I assumed the mortgage with earnest money for a down payment and it had three years of back taxes. I paid those off after a year and a half in escrow because I wanted a home for my children.” When she and her children moved into the home, the area was quite rural with no other houses around but hers. “I used to string Christmas lights across the old porch and back then, all you saw were the lights shining from the road,” she said. “It was very beautiful and gratifying. I also remember the kids and I picked 22,000 pounds of avocados one year. We sold the crop for .08 cents per pound that helped pay the water and tax bills.”

The Jergens era And as the years have come and gone, the house has pretty much stayed the same, according to Read. “I haven’t changed anything, I like preservation,” Read said. “I do grow and sell boysenberries and have been for four years, I’ve had two crops.” For instance, the 1,800-square-foot home has three bedrooms, one office and 1.5 bathrooms along with a root cellar. There is no AC, but there is running water, and a well. According to Read many amenities were added by Margaret Jergens, who married into the famous hand lotion family in the 1920s. “She was a former Ziegfeld Follies dancer in New York who added electricity and indoor bathrooms and plumbing,” Read said. Read said when she divorced she went back to her maiden name Davies. She also thinks Davies did a fine job remodeling, as well as modernizing the home; she brought in lights that she hasn’t changed, added solar panel on the roof for heating hot water,

CAROLYN READ works on her property that today is surrounded by development. She said hers was the only house around when she moved there in 1963. Photo courtesy Carolyn Read

and added a full-length porch in the front and built closets when closets weren’t even in existence, Read said. “I liked her taste, and I think she was the third owner. This was a period when North County attracted a lot of celebrity types like Fairbanks, etc., the whole period was very colorful,” she said.

Original owner As for the original owner who built the home, he was Reynold Bascomb Borden, according to an article her son wrote. The article reports the Borden ranch was built by the Georgia native, a pioneer before his time. He traveled to the area and built one of the area’s first homes in 1882 on what was then virgin land consisting of 330 acres next to the Los Vallecitos de San Marcos. Then, he went to work on a fledgling community that in 81 years would become the city of San Marcos. His 36 years living in the farm house, which today stands along Richland Road as the oldest residence in the area, were busy. Along with his wife, Julia McKendree Borden, they raised a family including children Isadora, Rosa Lee and John Arch, and the

homesteaders transformed unimproved land into 230 cultivated acres of grain, Borden’s primary enterprise. He also raised bees, and his apiary proved to be a profitable adjunct to his general farming. Today, Richland Elementary School occupies land where his grain once grew. Beyond the borders of his homestead, his vision and influence spread. In the former township of Richland, Borden served on the school board of the early Richland School, which stands today along a stretch of Woodland Parkway once called Richland Road, the article said. He also was treasurer of the original San Marcos Water Co., founded in 1887, and worked to bring water to Vista and San Marcos from Lake Henshaw. Water still funnels through the Vista Irrigation District aqueduct today that runs along the northern edge of the Borden homestead. More than a century after he helped procure water and education, these two vital parts of the community remain linked to Borden. The road that today bears his name, Borden Road, was a wagon trail 130 years ago that the Bordens took four miles southeast from their homestead to

the only year-round, fresh water source in the area, the Indian Rock Springs. As population — and traffic — grew, the wagon trail became a road, the article said. Eventually, Borden Road was extended past the homestead to the west, ending abruptly at Woodward Street in the face of the Twin Oaks Valley watershed. Across from the obstacle, Borden Road resumed its way, a well-traveled northern entrance to Palomar College. On May 29, 2013, the $5.6 million Reynold Bascomb Borden Bridge was built to span the gap, connecting the college with the venerable former wagon trail to water, the article added. Over the course of the 55 years that the property has been Read’s beloved residence, she said she has been blessed. In addition to the residence, Read shares Borden’s pioneer spirit and passion for civic involvement and said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to acquire and raise my family in his home — and for the living heritage the area has given us. It is part of who I am. I would like to see some of that lifestyle preserved for future generations.”

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Vista woman missing since October 2017

VISTA — Authorities on Sept. 27 renewed their call for the public’s help in finding a woman who disappeared nearly a year ago from her home in Vista. Maria Elena Guzman-Cordova went missing under suspicious circumstances around 9 p.m. last Oct. 13 from her residence at 1610 N. Santa Fe Ave., sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams said. “If anything happened to Maria, we’d like to know what it was,” he said at a news conference. Guzman-Cordova took off on foot, wearing black yoga pants and a pink or black shirt, and did not take any personal items with her or tell anyone where she was going, said Williams, who said she may suffer from depression. “I don't think it’s a kidnapping case or anything crime-related, but we don’t know,” family friend Andres Salas told ABC 10 News shortly after she was reported missing. Anyone with information on Cordova-Guzman’s whereabouts is asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858) 974-2321 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 5808477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers. — City News Service

Odd Files Family Values

Laurence Mitchell, 53, gets this week’s Most Helpful Dad award for graciously driving his 15-yearold son and the son’s girlfriend, also 15, to a Port St. Lucie, Florida, park on Sept. 6 so they could “do their thang,” as Mitchell described it. The Smoking Gun reported that when Port St. Lucie police officer Clayton Baldwin approached Mitchell’s car around 11:30 p.m., after the park had closed, Mitchell told him the kids “aren’t out there stealing, they are just having sex. They could be out there doing worse.” When the teenagers returned from the nearby soccer field, Mitchell’s son told the officer they were “just smokin’ and f---in’.” Mitchell was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor. [The Smoking Gun, 9/17/2018]

Compelling Explanations

While shopping at a Peoria, Illinois, Walmart on Sept. 20, an unnamed 30-year-old woman filled her cart but also added a few items to her backpack: leggings, pencils, a quart of oil and a “Jesus Calling” Bible. After she paid for only the items in her cart, a loss prevention officer stopped her before she left the store. Peoria police were

summoned, reported the Peoria Journal Star, and the woman explained to them she was hoping the Bible could help her spiritually: “(She) told me that it sounds strange, but she was trying to be more Christian,” an officer reported. She was charged with misdemeanor theft. [Peoria Journal Star, 9/21/2018] — After trying repeatedly on Sept. 12 to pull over a Toyota Prius driving with expired tags on I-5 near Marysville, Washington, a Washington State Patrol officer finally caught up to the car at an intersection and verbally instructed the unnamed 42-year-old woman driver to pull over, reported the Everett Daily Herald. “I will not. I drive a Prius,” was the woman’s reply. The officer then asked her to step out of the vehicle, which she also refused to do, so he forced her out. “I will own your bank account,” she told him. “I will own your house.” When he asked her name, she responded, “None of your business.” Finally, she was arrested for failing to obey instructions, failing to identify herself and obstruction. [, 9/16/2018] No Good Deed

Tammie Hedges of Goldsboro, North Carolina, founded the nonprofit Crazy’s Claws N Paws in 2013 to help low-income families with vet bills and

pet supplies, so it was natural for her to take in 27 animals displaced by Hurricane Florence in September. Hedges treated many of the animals, found in the streets or surrendered by fleeing residents, with antibiotics and painkillers for fleas, cuts and other ailments. For that, The Washington Post reported, she was arrested on Sept. 21 for practicing veterinary medicine without a license, after an official from Wayne County Animal Services visited the warehouse where the animals were housed. Kathie Davidson, a volunteer with Claws N Paws, said: “If she hadn’t done what she did, then they’ll be charging her with animal neglect and cruelty. What was she supposed to do?” Hedges was released on bond, and the charges were later dropped. [The Washington Post, 9/24/2018] Bait and Switch

Ironman triathlete Jaroslav Bobrowski, 30, of Landshut, Bavaria, was banned Sept. 14 from Running Sushi, an all-you-caneat restaurant, for eating too much sushi. The Local Germany reported Bobrowski, a former bodybuilder, ate close to 100 plates of sushi, which sent the restaurant into a panic and caused the owner and chef to tell him he was banished “because I’m eating too much.” “He eats for five people,” the owner complained. “That is not normal.” [The Local Germany, 9/14/2018]

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OCT. 5, 2018 Me.” Kearby’s father told The Times his son returned home about 5:30 a.m. and went to bed, but later discovered him not breathing and covered with vomit. He died at a hospital. Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds said he does not suspect foul play. [nwi. com, 9/10/2018] What Was Your First Clue?

Romance novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, was arrested on Sept. 5 on charges of murdering her husband, Daniel Brophy, 63, in Portland, Oregon, after apparently following her own advice, written in a 2011 essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband.” In the essay, Crampton Brophy suggests that hiring a hit man is “never a good idea” and poison is traceable. Instead, reported The Oregonian, she allegedly shot her husband on June 2 at the Oregon Culinary Institute where Daniel was a beloved chef. Police did not release a motive, and a neighbor said Crampton Brophy “never showed any signs of being upset or sad.” On Sept. 17, she pleaded not guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court, and her trial is set for Oct. 26. [The Oregonian, 9/7/2018] People Different From Us

The Martin County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office has received repeated calls about a man in a Stuart neighborhood who conducts chores around the outside of his house in the nude. “I came out Sunday night to put the trash out, and I look over and he is bent over, winding up his hose, and I’m like that is my view of the neighborhood,” huffed Melissa Ny to WPBF TV on Sept. 19. Other neighbors are taking a more measured approach. “Literally they are the nicest people you’ll ever meet; they would give you their clothes if they had them on to give them to you,” neighbor Aimee Canterbury told WPTV. The sheriff’s department says there is nothing they can do as long as the man is on his own property and not touching himself inappropriately. The nudist declined to be interviewed, saying he and his family are private people. [WPBF, 9/19/2018; WPTV, 9/20/2018]

An unnamed 26-yearold British woman appeared at Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria Hospital emergency room in Mojon de Arona, Tenerife, in the Canary Islands on Sept. 15 with extreme pain in her groin area. El Pais reported the doctor who examined her was surprised to find a dead, immature Chinese pond turtle lodged in her vagina. The woman told police she had attended a beach party the night before but could not remember what happened. (Given that the freshwater species is sold in pet shops, it's not likely that it got there by accident.) Police suspect she may have been the victim of a sexual assault, but she chose not to file a complaint. [El Pais, 9/21/2018] Weird Science It’s been a banner year People With Issues for the spider population In what the Porter of Aitoliko, Greece, acCounty (Indiana) coroner cording to the Associated later called “a blatant dis- Press. Fueled by a huge regard for human life,” increase in the numbers two men posted a video of of lake flies, which the spithemselves “horseplaying” ders eat, the spiders reprowith a third man, 21-year- duced unusually fast and old Kyle Kearby, who was have covered coastal trees, slumped over, suffering bushes and low vegetation from an apparent drug with blankets of thick, overdose, on Sept. 9. sticky webs. The video shows one The webs run along a man tying cords to Kear- few hundred meters of the by’s hands and manipulat- shoreline in the western ing his arms like a puppet, Greek town and, according and the other pumping to residents, have the unexKearby’s chest and moving pected advantage of keephis mouth while singing ing mosquitoes away. [As“You’ve Got a Friend in sociated Press, 9/21/2018]



candidates came out on different sides of the spectrum. Abed said he is against it because “it hurts most the low-income people in our community,” saying he believes it will lead to the harboring of criminals. MacNamara, however, said the bill still allows for those undocumented immigrants who have violated criminal statutes to be prosecuted under the letter of state law and he does not believe the city should take a stance on it. During the forum, an audience member also raised a question about the proposal to redevelop the downtown-based historic Ritz Theater. First reported on by The Coast News, Escondido’s New Vision Church has plans to convert the space into a preforming arts center, as well as a congregational space for Sunday prayer and festivities. The redevelopment proposal was recently given expedited permitting status by the city, a story also broken by The Coast News. MacNamara said that he supports the project based on his cursory review of it so far, though he has yet to look over all of the documents. He did not comment on the expedited permitting issue. Abed, though, gave full-throated support for easing the regulatory review process and said the city should make it easier to develop downtown for project managers in general. “We need to speed up the process. Yes, this is a great project,” Abed said. “This is a great gathering place.” Near the end of the forum, the question was raised as to if city officers should be able to profit from their jobs. Abed said that the current arrangement works well, in which officeholders go to the city attorney and seek ethics counsel before taking a vote on them, abstaining from voting or discussing issues whenever a conflict arises. “I don’t understand the question and I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Abed said. “Every councilman has an interest in the city … We own homes, we own businesses in the city … Talking about this is nothing but political grandstanding … Everybody profits, everybody profits from projects in the city. Even as a property owner, as a business owner in the city, so let’s not go there.” On the contrary, MacNamara said that he believes that city officials should not profit from their jobs and should avoid even the appearance of doing so. “I think that if you’re going to build a community and you’re going to work on this as a community effort, you can’t be beholden to developers and others outside of the city,” MacNamara said.

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


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

10/19 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3100 to register/fee involved.

10/25 Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Accelerated Course

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

10/4, 10/15 Heart Saver First Aid CPR AED

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


For even more classes & programs visit SUPPORT GROUPS

Breastfeeding Support Group

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

Meets Wednesdays Breastfeeding Outpatient Clinic

Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5500.

Breastfeeding Your Baby Class

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

10/18 Baby Safe Class - Infant CPR

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

Next Class 11/15 Baby Care Class

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

Next Class 11/8 3-Wk Child Preparation Class

6:30-9 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.5750 to register/fee involved.

Classes Begin 10/7 Maternity Orientation


Better Breathers

NEW Mi Strength

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

Meets Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays NEW Mi Cardio

1:30-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3055 for more information.

10-11 a.m., 4:30 p.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved.

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

9-11 a.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved.

2nd Wednesday of Every Month Mended Hearts Support Group

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

2nd Tuesday of Every Month WomenHeart Support Group

Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.803.2762 for more information. 2nd Tuesday of Every Month 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of Every Month 5:30-7 p.m.

Ostomy Support Group of North County


OCT. 5, 2018

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

Friday of Every Month Diabetes Support Group

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

Aphasia Support Group

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

Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays NEW Mi Ortho (Arthritis Foundation Aquatics to be integrated into Ortho program)

Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 for more information, class schedule, registration/fee involved.

Call for Class Schedule NEW Mi Neuro (Step by Step for Parkinson’s to be integrated into Neuro program) 11 a.m-12:30 p.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center. Call 760.931.3127 to register/fee involved.

Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays Parkinson’s Exercise

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

Meets Fridays Diabetes Self-Management Course

3-5 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.644.120 for more information.

3 Weds. of Ea. Month. Call for Class Schedule


Meets Thursdays Survivors of Suicide Loss

Spine Pre-Op Class

1st & 3rd Wednesday of Every Month Narcotics Anonymous

10/9, 10/24 Total Joint Replacement Class

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

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

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

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

Meets Fridays & Sundays Bereavement Support Group

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

Meets Wednesdays


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

“Stepping On” Fall Prevention Workshop

Quienes deseen más información pueden llamar al 760.940.5750. 10/13, 3-3:30 p.m., 10/25, 7:30-8

Next 8-wk class in Fall Stroke Exercise

Next Open Class 11/13 7:30-8 p.m. Orientación de Maternidad En Español

1 p.m.-3 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center. Call 760.940.3617 to register. FREE class.

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

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

Meets Thursdays



Oct. 15 • 2-4 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, AR 2 & 3 Nov. 1 • 2-4 p.m., Tri-City Wellness & Fitness Center, Carlsbad, Conference Room Nov. 15 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, AR 2 & 3 Have your questions answered by representatives from leading healthcare plans and learn how they can help you. Questions answered include: How much would my medication on each plan be this year? What would be my co-pay for primary care visits? What would be the costs of lab visits & urgent care? What are the specific differences between each plan compared to last year? Formal presentation to be held during the first hour on all available plans. Representatives will be on-hand to answer personal questions and assist with updates or changes during the entire session. Spanish speaking representatives will be available.

10/3, 10/17 Total Shoulder Replacement Class

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



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Breast Cancer Awareness Month NORTH COUNTY HEART & STROKE WALK

October 20 • 7 a.m.

Visit to register.

Join us for the 2nd annual North County Heart & Stroke Walk and health expo. Tri-City Medical Center is collaborating with the American Heart Association on this event to promote heart health and overall wellness. Walk for your family, friends, or for yourself! Registration is FREE and open to the public.

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