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Region feeling effects of drought By Aaron Burgin
REGION — The effects of continued drought conditions throughout the state are set to hit residents in North County in coming weeks — from homeowners to small children — as many water districts are set to make voluntary water-conservation measures mandatory. Olivenhain Water District was among the first local water authorities in the county to activate “Level 2” of its drought response plan, in the wake of the State Water Resources Control Board and the San Diego County Water Authority making similar declarations. Vallecitos and Vista Irrigation Districts are scheduled to vote on acTURN TO DROUGHT ON 16
Dilynn Whitaker plays in the splash pads at Sunset Park in San Marcos. Mandatory drought conditions will force the water off this week. Photo by Tony Cagala
FINDING HEMINGWAY Vista resident Tom Robertson, first row third from left, among other Ernest Hemingway hopefuls at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla. Robertson, with more than 100 other contestants participated in the 34th annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike contest last week. Robertson said the weather in Key West was very hot and humid and sweated out the contest in a hunting sweater and carrying a stuffed toy six-toed cat. He said he’s definitely looking forward to trying it again. The winner, Wally Collins, splits his residences between Cardiff and Phoenix, Az. Photo courtesy Tom Robertson
New plans for the Merriam Mountain development project draw mixed reviews. Courtesy rendering
Merriam Mountain plans receiving mixed reviews By Aaron Burgin
SAN MARCOS — The developers behind the second iteration of a controversial North County development unveiled its plans to local residents this month — to mixed reviews. The San Diego-based Newland Corporation, the master-planned community developer behind 4-S Ranch, is proposing a 2,135-unit project on 1,983 acres in the Merriam Mountain area north of San Marcos. The County Board of Supervisors, by a 3-2 vote in March 2010, rejected the previous plan, proposed by Orange County-based Stonegate Development Group, for a 2,600-unit subdivision, citing traffic, fire and density concerns. Officials with Newland said they hope to avoid some of the missteps that led to the previous proposal’s demise. “I believe that
Newland’s approach to planning is distinctly different than the prior developer,” said Rita Brandin, Newland’s senior vice president and development director. The current proposal calls for 64 percent of the homes to be single-family units, with the rest being townhomes, and an 81,000 -square-foot neighborhood-shopping plaza that will include a grocery store that would serve both the new community and neighboring areas such as Hidden Meadows and Twin Oaks. A combined 200 people attended the developer’s outreach meetings on July 22 and July 23, at which time it provided the public of information about the proposed development and gave a preliminary timeline of its next steps. Newland anticipates TURN TO PLANS ON 16
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Escondido seeks input for Grape Day Park Master Plan By Ellen Wright
ESCON DI DO — Grape Day Park is going to be renovated and the city is asking the community for input. Three workshops are being held, the first of which will be Aug. 2 at 12:30 p.m. The city has contracted RHA Landscape Architects to get input from the community and draft a master plan for
the park’s development. Grape Day Park currently doesn’t have a Master Plan, according to Library and Community Services Director Loretta McKinney. Doug Grove of RHA will guide each workshop. “It is important for Grove and the city to hear the valuable input and concerns of the community in order to create
an appropriate plan that will serve the community for generations to come,” said McKinney. The Vinehinge playground will be expanded and more amenities will be added. The type of amenities the city will add depends on what residents say they want at the workshops. “The master plan will incorporate the existing facilities with new
concepts that benefit the entire community while preserving the natural beauty of the area,” said McKinney. RHA Landscape was chosen among 11 other landscape architects and received $100,000 to draft the Master Plan, design the playground equipment and to oversee construction. “They do this all the time, so they know how
to engage the community, to get the information that they’re seeking and to help get the input for that Master Plan,” said McKinney. The funding comes from the city’s Capital Improvement Projects budget. The first workshop this Saturday will be held in the Mitchell Room of City Hall. Residents are encouraged to
wear their walking shoes since they will be touring the park. The second community workshop will be Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and RHA Landscape will have drafted concepts for the playground and Master Plan. The final workshop where community is asked to participate in the drafting is Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
SM Council adopts cell tower regulations By Aaron Burgin
SAN M A RCOS — Tuesday night’s San Marcos City Council discussion of its proposed cell tower ordinance was a virtual repeat of the debate its planning commission had several weeks ago — with similar results. City CounThe cil voted 4 -1 in favor of adopting the new cell-tower regulations, despite calls from opponents of the cell towers and wireless companies to send the ordinance back to staff. “I don’t know if the ordinance is perfect,” Mayor Jim Desmond said. “But I think it does try to strike a balance between neighborhood protection and the aesthetics of the utility.” The lone holdout, Councilman Chris Orlando, said he believed the city needed an ordinance that satisfied the concerns of both sides. “I don’t think we got it right,” Orlando said. The new rules would, among other things, discourage wireless carriers from installing towers in residential and agricultural areas by requiring them to seek a conditional-use permit (as opposed to a less onerous administrative permit) and provide the city with technical data that proves the location is necessary to bridge a significant gap in coverage and is the only possibly location that would do it. The ordinance also sets a maximum allowable towers on a given property based on its size. For example, a 10.1acre parcel could have a maximum of three cell towers. The debate over the towers played out much like at the planning commission: a group of neighbors in San Elijo Hills, spearheaded by John Signorino, said the ordinance didn’t go far enough to protect residents from clusters of towers, which would result in community blight and devaluation
of their properties. Signorino, much like at the planning commission, repeatedly referenced the San Elijo Hills tower controversy, arguing that the proposed ordinance would exacerbate the current problem rather than fix it. His strongest criticisms, however, were that the ordinance did not require the city to seek a third-party analysis of the wireless companies’ technical data, and that the ordinance did not mandate a minimum distance between towers and homes and for companies to install newer, smaller, less intrusive technology. “This ordinance is way too weak,” Signorino said. “It is unenforceable.” City staff said such mandates are illegal. Representatives from several wireless carriers, however, said the ordinance went too far, beyond the cope of current federal laws, and could expose the city to lawsuits on behalf of the carriers. “Who is going to stand up for the 85,000 people who live in this city? ” said John Osborne, AT&T’s external communications director. “We are trying to fill gaps in our network. “The ordinance you have in front of you says, “Let’s take the most onerous things we can create and have that as our baseline, but we will have this ‘safety valve’ so we can say we meet federal regulations.” Several city council members asked staff if they believed the ordinance would stand up to a legal challenge. “Is this defensible? ” Councilwoman Sharon Jenkins asked. “Have we crossed all of our T’s and dotted our I’s.” “This is far from just words on paper,” said Jonathan Kramer, a wireless law expert contracted by the city to draft the policy. “We wouldn’t bring it to you if it wasn’t defensible or legal.”
Residents sit in on Water Quality Improvement Plan Public Workshop led by Mikhail Ogawa, principal of Mikhail Ogawa Engineering. Cities within the Carlsbad Watershed met to draft goals and strategies to improve watershed quality. Photo by Promise Yee
North County cities look at improving watershed quality By Promise Yee
REGION — The state adoption of the Regional MS4 Permit requires cities to improve the quality of their watershed, and in turn the quality of local creeks and coastal waters. The idea behind the permit is to step away from the former one-sizefits-all approach that has traditionally required cities to adopt prescribed water-friendly practices, and tests that may or may not address their local storm water issues. Carlsbad, Encini-
tas, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Vista and unincorporated portions of the county make up the eight watershed management areas within the Carlsbad Watershed that stretches from south of the San Luis Rey River down to the San Elijo Lagoon. New requirements ask cities to be proactive, take a good look at their storm water discharges, and set a common watershed priority and specific city goals to improve the quality of
the watershed. “Most watersheds have a singular outlet,” Mikhail Ogawa, principal with Mikhail Ogawa Engineering, said. “The Carlsbad Watershed has six outlets, and eight agencies involved.” In November, cities within the Carlsbad Watershed decided to focus on bacteria as a watershed priority. Cities met on July 17 to learn what should be included in city goals and strategies to meet the MS4 Permit requirement.
Examples of numeric goals were given, and water-quality improvement strategies were defined. Numeric goals include quantitative bacteria reduction. Strategies could include reducing the concentration of pollutants in storm water discharge, and prohibiting nonstorm-water discharge. Cities were encouraged to take risks and set big goals for the next five to 10 years. “The water board TURN TO WATERSHED ON 16
Oceanside, Carlsbad ranked among most stressful cities in state By Ellen Wright
REGION — Oceanside has recently been ranked the second most stressful California city to live in by CreditDonkey, a data-driven analysis website. Carlsbad was not too far behind, ranking ninth on the list. The rankings were calculated based on commute time, average hours worked per week, percentage of divorcees, the odds of being a crime victim and percentage of income spent on housing. Oceanside’s divorce rate is higher than average in California, with 9.3 percent of men and 13.2 percent of women having been divorced, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s higher than the state’s average, with 8
percent of men and 11 percent of women divorced in California. Dr. Mina Sirovy, who is a marriage and family therapist in Oceanside, attributes the higher divorce rate to the military in Oceanside. “The men are getting deployed and women are having a hard time coping alone,” said Sirovy. She also said that many Hispanic women are getting better jobs than their husbands, which creates marital strain. Another factor that contributed to Oceanside’s stress rating was that residents on average spend close to 30 percent of their income on housing. Considering they work 38.9 hours a week on average, and 27.7 minutes
commuting to their jobs, the stress factor adds up. Compared to the other stressful cities on the list, Oceanside’s crime rate wasn’t high. Residents are less than one percent likely to be the victim of a violent crime. Carlsbad also has a low crime rate. Residents have a .2 percent chance of being the victim of a violent crime. Unfortunately, it still wound up on the list, largely because of a long commute time, clocking in at close to 29 minutes. Carlsbad commuters on average spend over 250 hours a year getting to and from work. Weekly, they average 39.1 hours working and have a similar divorce rate to Oceanside.
About 13 percent of Carlsbad women have been divorced and a little over 10 percent of men. CreditDonkey ranked the city north of L.A., Lancaster, as the most stressful California city to live in. Other cities that made the list were Palmdale (ranked fifth), L.A. (ranked tenth) and Inglewood (ranked third). The study didn’t include unemployment rates in the ranking, which could have changed things. Carlsbad and Oceanside, both have lower unemployment than California’s average of 11.4 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2012, Carlsbad had an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent and Oceanside’s rate was 8.6 percent.
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What we don’t know about the drought — Plenty e know W a fair amount
California Focus By Thomas Elias
Letters to the Editor Ballot homework for Escondido voters Mail-in Ballots prepared for registered voters are just being finalized for the general Election in November 2014 — with Candidate Statements, full Ballot Summaries (with pro/con arguments), Propositions, and Sample Ballots. These will soon reach mailboxes of registered voters everywhere in U.S. So Escondido voters will soon have to make our own crucial choices to elect leaders most suitable for our community, our citizens, reflect our values and Quality of Life. I want all voters to make the best possible, most ‘informed choice’. I always do, and I usually lose. Why is that? Because becoming ‘informed voters’ requires all of us lucky registered voters to do our part, by becoming thoughtful, informed Voters, way before we ever reach the Ballot box, or start filling out a sample ballot. For real democracy to work, it’s essential for voters to go out, meet our neighbors (get to know them better), walk our neighborhoods, districts. Do our own homework and don’t rely on a left/right scorecard! Read, and listen to all candidates. It’s up to Voters to examine Sample Ballot info carefully, and make our own choices. Stakes have never been higher than this 2014 election in Escondido! Patricia Borchmann, Escondido Fire prevention I have been a Carlsbad resident for 38 years and had the pleasure of attending a hike, which terminated immediately adjacent to the burn areas of the recent Poinsettia fire. This hike was sponsored by San Diego Canyonlands along Encinas Creek, adjacent to Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad on July
As part of the outing, deputy fire Marshal Greg Ryan talked with us about the different types of vegetation in the area adjacent to developments and their varying potential for fire damage. It was so informative I found it rather sad that there were only 12 to14 folks on the hike even though 1,000 flyers about the event had been distributed by volunteers to the nearby residents, none of which attended. I hope the home owner’s associations will contact the city fire marshal in the future when planning landscaping, as their decisions could have a profound impact on fire prevention. Kathy Parker, Carlsbad Sheriff Department and response times The newly appointed captain of the San Diego County Sheriff department, Encinitas branch, recently had provided the city of Del Mar’s budget and finance committee with the average response times for the four major types of 911 calls. The response times as stated by the captain appear to be consistent with our neighboring cities including Solano Beach. Priority 1 calls, extreme emergency to life such as serious accidents, airplane crashes and SWAT actions, at approximately 12 minutes. Priority 2 calls, serious felonies in process such as homicide, kidnapping, rape, armed robbery, and residential burglary, at approximately 9.5 minutes. Priority 3 calls, such as potential risk of injury that is ongoing such as reckless driving, driving under the influence, hit and run property damage, at approximately 14 minutes. Priority 4 calls, occurrences or recent events
with less chance of injury or harm such as loud parties, prowler, vandalism, trespassing and burglar alarm, at approximately 42 minutes. The independent consultant hired by the city of Del Mar to evaluate the current sheriff contract reported in late 2013, that the estimated average response using our own police department would be similar to the response times of our fire department at 5 minutes. The consultant also stated that the annual estimated cost of running our own department would be comparable with the current Sheriff department contract at $2 million annually. Under this current five-year contract, the Sheriff department provides one deputy 24/7, one traffic officer for 40 hours per week, and one detective for 40 hours per week. Our consultants have estimated that with our own police department we would need up to 19 full and part time employees. The captain has admitted that the Sheriff department is unable to improve these response times significantly based on the way deputies are assigned to patrol. You be the judge. Our community deserves better. Your opinion matters, please contact your city council members at delmar.ca.us Barry Entous, Del Mar
about the drought that has now afflicted California for about three years: It has been the driest period since record-keeping began in the 19th Century. If their wells are deep enough, farmers can still pretty much pump all the ground water they like, while homeowners can be fined up to $500 for watering down a walkway. Water use actually rose after Gov. Jerry Brown asked for a voluntary 20 percent cutback. A large seawater desalinating plant will open by 2016 in the north San Diego County city of Carlsbad. Ground has subsided in many parts of the Central Valley as aquifers have been pumped faster than they could be replenished. Weather forecasters predict next winter may be as dry as the last one.
We have no idea how much water lies in most California underground lakes, also known as aquifers
But there remains much that we don’t know, as detailed in the latest issue of Stanford Magazine article by writer Kate Galbraith. It turns out that what we don’t know may be more fundamental than what we do know. For example, because more than 255,000 homes and businesses in 42 communities lack water meters and because of the almost unlimited, unmetered ground water pumping, no one knows just how much water California uses or needs. In Sacramento, scene of the meeting where state regulators this summer decreed there be less watering of lawns all over California, about half the homes and businesses lack water meters. They can use all they like without any financial or legal consequence unless they have the temerity to hose down a walkway or sidewalk. For another example, we have no idea how much water lies in most California unEmail Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol. com. His book, “The Burzynski Breakthrough, derground lakes, also known as aquifers. The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and We do know that golf courses in the the Government’s Campaign to Squelch Coachella Valley portion of Riverside It,” is now available in a soft cover fourth County, including Palm Springs, Rancho edition. For more Elias columns, visit Mirage and the aptly-named Indian Wells, californiafocus.net remain quite green even as the state Capi-
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tol lawn and many others go brown. Drought or not, a vast underground lake beneath most of that area has so far kept water shortages there at bay. Plus, much of the water sprayed onto that valley’s myriad greens and fairways eventually filters back down to the aquifer. But it’s the extent of aquifers in the Central Valley that’s most important to know. As farmers expend tens of thousands of dollars deepening wells to reach the new, lower levels of the aquifers, no one has the foggiest notion how long this can go on. Meanwhile, state law effectively permits farmers, water districts and anyone else with a well to pump all the water they want, the presumption being that water beneath a property belongs to the property owner. Never mind that ground water has no idea who owns it or where property lines may lie. Which can mean that if one well owner pumps excessively, others in the area get left high and dry. Meters, Stanford Magazine says, could fix some of that. “If everyone had a meter on their well and you knew how much everyone was using and you knew what the aquifer levels are, you could sort of calculate everybody’s contribution to aquifer depletion,” Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Stanford University’s Water in the West program told the magazine. “But if you don’t know any of those things, they just become things to fight about.” So ground water regulation bills now wending their way through the Legislature could be vital to planning the state’s water future. So could expanded aerial surveys of the Central Valley’s land formations and levels, which can indicate how much of a region’s ground water has been lost over time. Every other Western state now regulates ground water use. But California operates blindly, and could pay a heavy price if it doesn’t begin sizing up its real situation, since ground water is the usual backup when surface water supplies from aqueducts and reservoirs run low. Yes, conservation is important, but even more vital is information. Right now, California simply doesn’t have enough upon which to base vital decisions that become more urgent with every passing month of drought.
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UCSD prof finds that friends share genes By Ellen Wright
REGION — The crux of a good friendship is sharing, whether it be advice, common interests, clothes or genes. That’s right, good friends share some genetic similarities, according to a new study co-authored by James Fowler, a professor of medical genetics and political science at UCSD. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that many friends share a little less than one percent of genetic markers, which is comparable to being fourth cousins. The similarities are not just based on appearance. Fowler and co-author Nicholas Christakis, who is a physician and social scientist at Yale University, found that friends share a similar sense of smell. The study addresses the possibility that friends may be drawn to the same places, because of the shared sense. For example, a person who likes the smell of coffee is bound to hang around cafes, which may lead them to strike up friendships with fellow coffee-drinkers. Another find in the study is that many people seek friends with opposite immunities. If one germ tends to make somebody sick, it’s likely that close friends will be immune. This has obvious advantages, evolutionarily speaking. If the findings are generalizable, friends would be able to care for each other without fear of getting sick. However, the study has some limitations. The data set was not racially or geographically diverse. The data came from about 1,300 friendship pairs in Framingham, Mass., most of which were white, and many were of Italian descent. “While we’ve found that this is true for this one well-studied group of people, we don’t know if the results can be generalized to other ethnic groups,” Fowler told the Washington Post. “My expectation is that it will, but we don’t know.” If the findings are true, they have evolutionary significance because they show that humans seek out synergistic traits in their friends to help their success (or survival). “Social networks are an important engine for human evolution,” Fowler said. “Our friends are sort of like family members. They’re functional kin.”
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Three seats to be filled in November elections By Ellen Wright
ESCONDIDO— Potential candidates for November’s elections are getting their paperwork in order. The Candidate Nomination and Filing Period began July 14, though only one person has turned in the paperwork as of July 25. Voters will decide on a mayor and two city council members, one from District 1 and another from District 2. The only two who have
picked up paperwork for the mayoral spot are current Mayor Sam Abed and Councilwoman Olga Diaz, according to Escondido City Clerk Diane Halverson. Abed is a conservative running for a second term, and Diaz is a liberal democrat. Diaz was originally elected to City Council in 2008 and again in 2012. Her seat is safe this year. Councilman Ed Gallo picked up papers to defend his seat in District 1. He is an independent Real
Estate Contractor. Counsuelo Martinez intends to run against Gallo. She is a legal assistant for The American Civil Liberties Union and criticized Gallo for his attempt to stop landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. District 2 voters will have a few more options. Current Councilman John Masson intends to file, alongside Nicole Downey, an accountant, Chad “Shad” Hunziker, owner of Our Planet Recycling and Lynda Rose.
Rick Paul, an independent who was a founding member of the Escondido Charitable Foundation, has already filed his paperwork to run in District 2, according to Halverson. The paperwork is due Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. in order for candidates to get their names on the ballots. All potential candidates must get 20 signatures from Escondido registered voters, which are then confirmed by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.
‘Turf course is good,’ Del Mar racetrack officials say By Bianca Kaplanek
DEL MAR — Although half of the deaths in the first nine days of racing at the Del Mar Racetrack have occurred on the newly installed turf course — replaced this year primarily for the safety of the riders and horses — officials maintain the track is not to blame. “The turf course is good,” C.P. “Mac” McBride, director of media relations for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, said. “It’s not the cause of horses breaking down. “We have been caught here in very, very unfortunate circumstances,” he added. “Knowledgeable people understand this. There’s a thought that Del Mar is a terrible place, and we’re killing all the horses. That’s not true.” From July 17, when the current race season started, through July 27 eight horses have been put down. Four injuries occurred during races on the new $5 million turf course and one was on the Polytrack. The remaining three were not race related. For example, one horse suffered a heart attack. McBride said none of the riders sustained any great injuries, and overall they have
Crews began installing the new turf course at the Del Mar Racetrack in March. Four of the five race-related injuries in the first nine days of the season occurred during races on the track, but officials maintain the course is not to blame. File photo by Bianca Kaplanek
had no complaints with the new track. “Generally speaking — and maybe there are one or two contrarians — the riders are fine
with the turf,” he said. Following two deaths on the grass course July 26, all races the following day were run on the main synthetic track and no
Rotary supports memorial wall VISTA — The Rotary Club of Vista Hi Noon is seeking co-sponsors and donors to complete the Military Memorial Wall by the summer of 2015. The club believes that Vista has benefited by its proximity to Camp Pendleton and its military residents and is overdue for this tribute. The county of San Diego has donated $20,000 toward the project cost of $ 65,000. The wall, a black granite tribute 60 feet long and 5 feet high, will be on Rotary Lane at Vista Village Drive, east of Main Street and adjacent to the sports field on Civic Center Drive at East Vista Way. New landscaping and irrigation is also planned. Sponsors and donors at $2,500 and above will be engraved on the wingwalls of the memorial. Donations may be designated “In honor of” or “In memory of” if desired. For more information on donation levels, contact Daryl McFarland
The Rotary Club of Vista Hi Noon is looking to the community for funding to complete the Military Memorial Wall by the summer of 2015. For more information, contact Daryl McFarland at (760) 630-8042, ext. 307 or Stephanie Jackel at (760) 295-2559. Courtesy image
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injuries occurred. Track officials used the extra day to soften the grass with a complete watering and aeration. The inner rail was also repositioned. Work to replace the turf track, which was installed for the 1960 season, began in September. The same grass was used because of its proven ability to adapt and grow well in Del Mar and withstand the track’s use of salty reclaimed water. The grass is also said to be tough and dense, which keeps the hoof from penetrating the turf. Several factors go into determining which races will be run on turf rather than Polytrack, McBride said. “Different animals do well on certain surfaces,” he said. “Certain types of horses are trained on grass. Horses that run on grass are usually of higher caliber. They run for bigger purses. There’s stiffer competition. “Polytack is universal,” he said. “Some adapt and respond kindly. For the vast majority it proves to be kind to almost all horses.” Horses are generally faster TURN TO TURF ON 16
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A rts &Entertainment Lee’s career takes welcome step forward
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Amos Lee has seen his career take a welcome step forward with his two most recent albums, 2011’s “Mission Bell” and his fifth studio album, “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song,” which was released last fall. “Mission Bell” debuted at number one on the “Billboard” magazine album chart and produced a hit single, “Windows are Rolled Down.” The latest album, meanwhile, debuted at number 16 on “Billboard’s” all-genre album chart, hit number seven on the Rock Album chart and spent some four months in the upper tier of the Americana Music Association album chart. But Lee doesn’t sound like someone who dwells on chart numbers or album sales statistics. And asked about his success, his thoughts quickly turned to others who helped make things happen. “It makes me incredibly grateful for the fans that I have,” Lee said in a recent phone interview. “It also takes me to the people who work on my team, like management, agents, all the folks, label people. There are so many people that get their hands dirty working these records and trying to help to dig a foundation and keep it solid and build it up from the ground. I’ve been with a lot of the same people from the beginning. So it means a lot to me to have people on my side to share these things with. To me, it’s as much about sharing these moments as it is about having them.” In fact, making music for Lee is about the songs themselves, and more to the point, what they mean to people who experience them. He sees each album as a chance to renew his relationship with fans and part of a bigger overall objective. “For me, the larger picture is about catalog. It’s about creating a list of songs that you can rely on every night to go into a show with and go I feel great about these songs,” he said. Lee is well on his way
Fans attend the world premeiere of “Gotham,” at Comic-Con last weekend. The series will begin airing in September. Photo by Noah
Comic-Con marks the rise of ‘Gotham’ TV series
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Amos Lee peforms at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay Aug. 5. Photo by Harper Lee
to developing that kind of large and formidable song catalog that will enable him to draw fans to his shows for many years to come. He made a big initial splash when his 2005 self-titled debut CD caught on commercially, selling nearly 500,000 copies. Tours followed with the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Merle Haggard. His next two albums, “Supply and Demand” and “Last Days at the Lodge,” were well received, but they didn’t match the impressive sales of his first CD. Still, Lee was able to solidify his career, and when he turned his attention to “Mission Bell,” he was ready to try something new. For that album, he brought in Joey Burns of the band Calexico to produce the album and had other members of the group play on the CD. With “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song,” Lee was ready to change up the
recording experience once again. This time, he brought in his touring band to play on the album, worked with a new producer in Jay Joyce and used a different studio - Joyce’s newly constructed studio in Nashville. This change fit with Lee’s overall desire to make recording an album a unique experience shared with a certain group of collaborators. “For me it’s about experiencing that moment, whatever that moment is and appreciating it and respecting it for what it is,” he said. The efforts of all involved produced impressive results. “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” finds Lee once again showing his talent for writing spare, acoustic-centered songs with strong melodies and affecting lyrics (“Johnson Blvd.,” ”Still In The Air” and “Dresser Drawer”). But Lee also broadens his musi-
cal range with several songs that considerably beef up his sound. “High Water” is the prime example. Its big beat, distorted vocal and electronic touches are something different for Lee, and the treatment works well on this bluesy song. “Stranger,” meanwhile, combines a bit of bluegrass with rock and some big gang vocal parts. ”The Man Who Wants You” is a tangy rootsy rocker with a soulful edge and vibrant feel. Lee said it’s been fun — and challenging — to create a song set that incorporates new material and has a good flow for the audience. “I think the basic idea that I try to put into the set is to build it to make a shape, try to build a shape for the night,” he said. “And I think some of the (new) songs really translate well live and other songs, we’re still working on and trying to get the right way for them to fit with everything else so there’s not much overlap between songs and between sections in the set where there’s like a lull or a moment where maybe we’re not as engaged as others. “So I try to keep it fun and ever-changing, not only for the crowd, but for the band because the more that we keep it fresh for ourselves, the more inspired we are.”
The darkness “Gotham” cast over Comic-Con was met with welcoming excitement. Warner Bros. Television treated its attendees to a special DC Entertainment event in Hall H last Saturday night, where the highly anticipated upcoming series “Gotham” made its world premiere. Shadows enveloped the audience as the giant screen positioned above the stage depicted the iconic comic book moment in which Bruce Wayne witnesses his parents’ untimely deaths, following that up with the introduction of the young Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), who vows to catch the killer responsible. Now the parentless Bruce faces a solitary life under the care of his butler, Alfred Pennyworth. From there on out, it’s a perilous police procedural where corruption thrives and rules the city with an iron fist, and the dark, brooding atmosphere is populated with the very persons who will eventually become Batman’s famous adversaries. Gordon, who is paired up with Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), a rougharound-the-edges cop, faces a long battle to fight in his dedication to uphold justice — which will continue to unfold in the weeks to come. Once the screening was over, several cast members and producers from the show made special panel appearances throughout the evening event to talk about the
series, ranging from how the idea first formed to personal thoughts on their respective roles. For series creator Bruno Heller (“Rome,” “The Mentalist”), this origin story project was right up his alley; to him, it was only natural that the murder of the Waynes be interwoven with the young Gordon’s investigation of that case. And from that inspiration, “Gotham” emerged. “That was the beginning of the thing, and everything followed from there,” he affirmed. If the world premiere was of any indication of this approaching show’s quality, it’s one where the promising potential is the kind that we can definitely look forward to. With its serious tone and fast-paced tension in every corner and back alley, “Gotham” comes alive and lives up to its hype. In fact, it’s easy to think of this not as a television pilot but rather as a film instead, courtesy of the absorbing cinematic feel within its gritty visuals and everlasting suspense. Leading the cast is Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, whose “good cop” approach stands in direct contrast with his “bad cop” partner/mentor of sorts, Harvey Bullock, played by Donal Logue. The on-screen chemistry between the two men is concrete, providing “Gotham” with a guiding force that could prove pivotal in determining the direction of the show. The on-set rapport between the actors is as tangible as the one they share off-set. “Donal and I feel like we’ve known each forever. I worked with his sister on ‘Southland,’” McKenzie remarked. Co-star Logue agreed, saying, “It’s hard not to love Ben.” The opposition is spearheaded by Fish Mooney, a gangster with TURN TO GOTHAM ON 14
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Jen Trute’s “Sunbathe Barbie at Bombay Beach” depicts the iconic doll sunbathing in a desert of decay and devastation, unconscious of the endangered plants and animals that surround her. As part of the California Dreaming Exhibition, the original painting will be on display in Italy for the month of October 2014. Photo courtesy of the Batt Family Trust
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brush with art kay colvin en Trute (1960 2011), recognized for J her environmentally con-
scious surreal paintings, had a brief but brilliant career as a fine artist as she increased awareness of the earth’s changing ecology. With technical mastery reminiscent of the Old Masters, she created superbly detailed and darkly humorous admonitions regarding the state of our society and the environment. Due to the labor-intensive nature of her process, Trute’s entire body of work consisted of a mere 35 art-
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AUG. 1 ‘ODD COUPLE’ Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” opens Aug. 1 at the Welk Resort Theater, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. The production has a three-week run, through Aug. 17. Tickets are $31.50 and can be purchased through the Welk Resort box office at (888) 802-7469 or on line at welktheatersandiego.com. AUG. 2 GREAT GUITAR The California Guitar Trio will play at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad. Tickets are $15. Call (760) 304-5844 or visit museumofmakingmusic.org. TRIBUTE CONCERTS Pala Casino Spa & Resort will continue its Free Events Series in August featuring the 60+ Club at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and tribute concerts at 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the Infinity Showroom. The schedule includes: Aug. 2, Zeppelin USA, Aug. 9, The Long Run-Experience The Eagles; Aug. 16, Soul to Soul; Aug. 23, Fan Halen, , and INXS-IVE. For more information, visit palacas-
works at the end of her lifetime. Most were created during her decade-long battle with cancer, to which she succumbed in 2011 at age 51. Trute’s work was featured in a retrospective solo exhibition at Oceanside Museum of Art in early 2013. According to OMA’s Executive Director Daniel Foster, “Trute was one of Oceanside’s most talented artists of all time, and was certainly deserving of applause and acclaim from national and international audiences because of her talent and a focus on content that is important to people of all ages addressing critical issues facing our global context.” Foster adds, “It was a very sad loss to our arts TURN TO BRUSH WITH ART ON 13
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is an undoubtedly funny and exhilarating superhero space tale, and just what we need to finish this year’s summer. Deep within the farthest corners of outer space, a thief named Peter Quill/ Star-Lord is targeted by the sinister Ronan after stealing a mysterious orb the latter covets. To evade Ronan and his followers, Quill forms an uneasy alliance with the assassin Gamora, a raccoon thug called Rocket, his treelike accomplice Groot, and a vengeful warrior named Drax. But once they realize the threat the orb poses to the rest of the galaxy, this band of wanted criminals must make a final attempt to stop their enemy from unleashing destruction upon innocent lives. Now that Earth is crowded these days with so many superheroes, it’s only natural that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) leaves our solar system to set up shop elsewhere. With “Guardians of the Galaxy” poised to open the door to so many future opportunities – and stick around for who knows how long — I think MCU just found what it needs to expand its heroism. Director James Gunn takes the audience on a rousing intergalactic odyssey capable of distancing itself from present a screening block of surfing films 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, including “3mates7seas “ from Australia; “Waves N’ Craves “ from Oceanside;” “Flux: Redefining Women’s Surfing” from Orange and “Out In The LineUp” from Australia. MASTER CLASS Encinitas guitar master Peter Pupping offers a beginner and Intermediate guitar class Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Aug. 4 through Sept. 8. Cost is $225 and includes book and materials. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (760) 943-0755.
AUG. 3 CELTIC TUNES Friends of the Encinitas Library’s First Sunday Music Series presents Celtic Groove at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Dave Buckley, violin; Beth Ross Buckley, flute; Fred Benedetti, guitar; Jeff Pekarek, double bass and Jon Szanto, percussion. Call (760) 753-7376 or visit encinitaslibfriends.org. BIG BAND SOUND Enjoy the timeless sounds of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Tick- AUG. 5 ets are $25.Visit sdbgarden.org/ BRANDIES CELEjazzconcert.htm for more infor- BRATES The Brandeis National Committee San Dieguito Chapmation. ter will host a chocolate tasting AUG. 4 party for new and prospective SURF FILMS Oceanside members from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. International Film Festival will Aug. 5 in a private home in Carls-
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Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy from left: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). Photo by Film Frame
Your Love,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Cherry Bomb,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” and many more exude this immediate connectivity that clicks with the viewer and stays that way until the very end. It’s a clever and amusing means of establishing a sense of cultural nostalgia, and a satisfying treat for those who enjoy music from either time period. Somehow, director Gunn managed to assemble this motley crew of cast members devoid of star power to make them heroes… and succeeds without compro-
mising the heart hidden beneath their misfit exteriors. Chris Pratt brings a relatable sensibility to Peter Quill that meshes well with his character’s cocky, quip-prone self. Zoe Saldana has never failed to impress viewers with her expressive athleticism, and she continues to uphold that reputation with her Gamora. Bautista Dave proves to be competent in matching his unstoppable momentum with the painful rage swelling within Drax. Vin Diesel is simply impeccable whenever
bad. Call (760) 633-2259 for res- Eve Selis “Queen of Roadhouse ervations. Rock” at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Community room, 2081 NewcasAUG. 6 tle Ave. Cardiff. For more inforPIANO TRIO Friends of mation, call (760) 635-1000. the Carmel Valley Library presAUG. 7 ent the Striano Piano Trio with SCULPTURE GARDEN pianist Joseph Valent, violinist Carlsbad Sculpture Garden Maya Ginsberg, and cellist Car- exhibits “Landsailers: Neal Bool Tolbert, at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in ciek” through January 2015. the library’s community room, The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural 3919 Townsgate Drive, Carmel Arts Office presents a new installation in its outdoor SculpValley. ROADHOUSE ROCK ture Garden, at 2955 Elmwood Friends of the Cardiff Library St. A free reception will be held First Wednesdays, welcomes from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7 hosted by
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what MCU has already achieved. He certainly isn’t lacking in imagination in terms of the otherworldly environments encountered throughout the film, such as the desolate Morag, the Kyln space prison, the populated Xandar, etc. It’s difficult not to admire Gunn’s ability to immerse us in worlds unlike what we’ve seen in previous MCU installments. A major highlight is the soundtrack consisting of various ‘70s and ‘60s songs, thereby helping to convey the film’s quirky, offbeat personality. “Come and Get
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MARK THE DATE YOUTH ON STAGE Register now for classes for youth in stage combat and on-camera work, at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 at New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St., Carlsbad. Classes are $75. For more information, visit kidsactsd.com or call Aleta at (760) 846-6072.
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The current issue of Wine Spectator, the leading wine publication in the world, has its annual restaurant awards section, based on the quality of the wine list, presentation and type of cuisine. A total of 3,748 restaurants worldwide were inADDISON at the Grand Del Mar resort is the recipient of the cluding all 50 U.S. states. Grand Award from Wine Spectator for its 34,000 wine bottle list and TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 16
About the winery: Located in the Meremma district of Tuscany, a coastal strip in the southwest. The highest temperatures in 10 years rolled in in August of 2011, with strong winds from North Africa. This accelerated the ripeness requiring an early harvest. This winery is owned by the Zonin Family, Italy’s largest family owned wine company.
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reek of fresh fruit, along with Balsamic undertones. The name of the wine is the name of the winery.
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About this Wine: This beauty is what they call in Italy a “Super Tuscan,” a varietal that blends a number of grapes together, proving, in this case, that Italy can produce luscious French style wines. This bottle brings together 50 percent Cabernet, 20 percent Merlot, 20 percent Syrah and 10 percent Petit Verdot. One of the few Italian wines that
The cost: Cucina Enoteca of Del Mar has this wine in stock in their wine shop at $41. Call (858) 704-4500.
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idea that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus travels around the country in the longest privately owned passenger train in North America. And that it’s equipped with its own restaurant or “pie car.” The chef on the pie car is 23-year-old Matt Loory, who cooks for 100 performers, spanning 25 countries. And with the circus coming to San Diego Aug. 7 through Aug. 10, this was a chef I needed to know. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Cooking for 100-circus employees out of a train car must be challenging. Describe the kitchen, some of the challenges, and how you pull it off. The Pie Car Sr. is a 110feet long dining car on the train, about 45-feet of that is our actual cooking area with our Flat Top, deep fryer, four induction cook tops, a turbo chef (for making wings and fries when the
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or does everyone get the same thing? We have over 18 nations represented on Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Presents: Legends, each and every day we balance trying to feed the cast, crew and staff quality meals with giving them a taste of their home. Many of the performers like the Solar Hawks, our Trapeze troupe, enjoy a balanced meal that provides them with all of energy necessary to keep the hundreds of thousands of spectators on the edge of their seat every year! Moving from town to town, do you stock up with provisions at each stop and if so, what are your primary sources? My primary sources of provisions are food houses like SYSCO or US Foods, I supplement those with weekly trips to Sam’s Club and when I have time I’ll sneak off to a local farmer’s market to find the best local ingredients to give the Greatest Show on Earth a taste of our host city’s best flavors!
Ringling Bros. Chef Matt Loory in the pie car on the circus train. Photo courtesy Sara Wacker PR
train is moving) and steam tables for holding/displaying our nightly special. The next 20-feet is our cold/dry storage including side-by-side freezers, a reach-in cooler, and our can racks built to hold (these) giant No. 10 cans in place even in the rockiest of train movements. The rest of the space on the car holds eight booths to comfortably seat 32 people who while enjoying their food can watch TV (even while the train is moving)
thanks to a special type of satellite installed on the roof of the train. The Pie Car Jr. is our mobile unit that we set up backstage every week; it is basically a food truck. One of our biggest challenges is chasing down our food supply trucks as most of them aren’t used to delivering to a mile and a half long train! Given the mix of circus performers, do you have to prepare different meals for the more athletically inclined
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If I were to ask a random sampling of circus staff what some of their favorite meals coming out of your kitchen are, what would you say the top 5 would be? A good ol’ American Cheeseburger and fries! (Despite our massive diversity this is the most commonly eaten grub on the show). Our Breakfast Burritos are relatively new, but in a month where we only had four breakfast services at the Pie Car Jr. we sold over 70 of these bad boys! My signature Asian Style Meatloaf with Wasabi Mashed Potatoes is a constant hit. Our Chili Lime Chicken with Spanish rice and Veg Medley is a big winner! And finally, our breakfast, Huevos Loco-Motion when we serve it is another very popular dish. Do you get a chance to explore the local food scene when the circus stops? If so, what are some of your TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 16
expands to Germany By Ellen Wright
ESCONDIDO — Stone Brewing Co., has announced plans to become the first American craft brewery to open in Europe. The tenth largest craft brewery in the United States will open The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Berlin, Germany, by late 2015 or early 2016. “With this expansion comes our commitment to brewing bold, aggressive, hop-forward beers in a country with a long history rooted in the art of brewing,” said President and Co-founder Steve Wagner in a press release announcing the venture. The company estimates the European brewery will cost $25 million and the build out will take between 14 and 20 months. The 18-year old company got its start in San Marcos and moved to Escondido when they outgrew their location. The facility, which is in Marienpark, Berlin, will feature three buildings, a brew house, distribution center and an event space. The new brew house in
Berlin will take over a historic gasworks plant that was built in 1901. The red brick main hall will house a farm-to-table restaurant offering seasonal, locally sourced food. German and European beers on tap and in bottles will also be offered alongside Stone’s famous hop-heavy beers. A second building will be used to brew and bottle beer for distribution throughout Europe, with at least a 70-barrel capacity. The event space will have expansive gardens at the facility. “Stone’s future European home will serve as the company’s international hub,” said Wagner, “A central location promoting goodwill and quality craft beer spanning the globe.” Stone has also launched an Indiegogo campaign to help offset costs to the company. Instead of selling shares, the owners prefer to keep it independent and are asking fans to donate to the cause. In return, donors can choose to receive rare beer, merchandise or even collaborate alongside Stone brewers to make their own beer.
Take a taste of MainStreet By Aaron Burgin
ENCINITAS — Residents wanting to get a taste of the wares of Downtown Encinitas need only $35 and free time Aug. 19. Tickets are now on sale for the 25th installment of the annual “Taste of MainStreet,” one of the more region’s more popular events that annually sells out. “The big draw for the event has been our restaurants,” said Dody Crawford, executive director of the Encinitas MainStreet 101 Association, which organizes the event. “We have the most fabulous restaurants in the space of eight blocks, it is incredible.” Ticket holders can sample from the more than 33 restaurants along Coast Highway 101 between Encinitas Blvd. to K Street and sample beers from 17 “sip stops.” One restaurant making
its debut at the “Taste” is the Encintas Fish Shop, a spin-off of a popular Pacific Beach restaurant with the same “Fish Shop” moniker. It is taking over St. Germain’s, a venerable breakfast and lunch café, which closed its doors in April after 25 years. The popular Pacific Beach location allows patrons to choose a fish and a marinade, and then choose whether it is served as a taco, salad, sandwich or plate. “Any time we have a new restaurant, it generates a lot of buzz,” Crawford said. Shops along Coast Highway 101 will be open late and bands will be performing at five venues as part of the festivities. Advance tickets can be purchased online at encinitas101.com and at the Encinitas MainStreet 101 office at 818 S. Coast Highway 101.
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Marines create pier in the ocean By Sgt. Sarah Fiocco
CAMP PENDLETON — Marines with Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, participated in the testing of an emerging seabasing capability, using the Joint High Speed Vessel and the Mobile Landing Platform, aboard the US Naval Ship Millinocket out of Long Beach on June 24 and off of Landing Craft Air Cushions on July 9 . The Mobile Landing Platform is a new type of Maritime Pre-Positioning Ship that facilitates the transfer of military equipment and personnel from large ships to ship-to-shore connectors. Seabasing is a naval capability that provides commanders the ability to organize and employ forces and equipment from ship-to-shore, entirely at sea. The concept of seabasing has been around for more than 30 years but the testing of MLP specific capabilities dates back to 2003 and is slated to be used during Rim of the Pacific 2014, the world's largest multi-national maritime exercise. “The current version of the MLP was developed primarily to provide a surface interface between other Maritime Prepositioned Forces-Future squadron ships, ship-to-shore connectors and the Sea Base,” said Maj. Chad Grimmett, United States Marine Corps Liason to Program Executive Office Ships, Pacific and Theater Sealift PMS 385 and 470. “During a crisis response, local infrastructure may be unable to support the mooring of large Maritime Pre-Positioning Force ships,” said Grimmett. “Additionally, the instability triggered by the crisis might present a security concern that could expose personnel and equipment to poten-
Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general, 1st Marine Group, far right, attaches a battle streamer, representing a unit award, to the 1st MLG’s battle colors during an anniversary ceremony held in honor of the unit’s 67 years of dedicated service aboard Camp Pendleton. Photo by Lance Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski
Marines and sailors saluting 67 years By Sgt. Sarah Fiocco
CAMP PENDLETON – Marines and sailors of 1st Marine Logistics Group celebrated their unit’s 67 years of dedicated service during a battle colors anniversary ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton on July 16. For more than half a century, the MLG has provided troops on the ground with the logistical support needed to complete their missions. The ceremony allowed
Marines and sailors to pay homage to the MLG’s illustrious history of providing combat logistics support all over the globe. Its past came to life as veterans and active duty Marines of 1st MLG presented battle streamers, representing unit awards, to the group’s commanding general, Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese. “We stand on their shoulders. It’s important that we as Marines always remember our heritage and
where we came from,” said Coglianese. The group has deployed to Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan — where MLG Marines are still providing their logistical services. “As I speak to you today, Combat Logistics Battalion 1 is flying into Afghanistan, and they’re about to relieve CLB-7 who has done a magnificent job,” said Coglianese. “I saw them off the other day,
and they just couldn’t wait to go. They know they’re part of Marine Corps history, as they will probably be the last CLB in Afghanistan.” Looking to the future, Coglianese said MLG will continue to provide excellent support as the logistics combat element. “The world’s a mess” said Coglianese. “It’s not ‘if’ we get called, it’s when. And when we do, 1st MLG will be ready.”
Marines, sailors and families enjoy the upgraded of Leatherneck Lanes on July 17 during its grand reopening. The remodeled base bowling alley is in the Mainside area of Camp Pendleton. The new facility features a new scoring system, party rooms, lounge, arcade and pool tables. For more information visit mccscp.com/bowl. Courtesy photo
Road closures for Semper Tri/Devil Dog duathlon CAMP PENDLETON — On Aug. 2 there will be road closures for the Semper Tri / Devil Dog Duathlon. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., portions of Stuart Mesa
Road and Las Pulgas Road will be closed for participant safety. The closure will extend from ACU-5 intersection light North on Stuart Mesa Road to Las Pulgas Road,
then from Las Pulgas Road and Stuart Mesa Road East to A Street in the 43 area (turnaround point). Las Pulgas Gate will be closed during this time period to all traffic.
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tial shore-based threats. MLP can provide a ‘pier in the ocean,’ from which MPF shipping can safely and efficiently offload mission essential equipment, greatly increasing the Marine Corps’ responsiveness during crisis response.” During last month’s MLP exercise, Marines guided and drove Humvees and 7-tons from the USNS Millinocket to the USNS Montford Point. More recently, the embarkation specialists guided amphibious assault vehicles off of Landing Craft Air Cushion onto the ship. “This (capability) allows us to bypass either or unfriendly neutral ports, so we don’t need a deep-water port to come into an area where a crisis or conflict is erupting,” said Capt. Nicholas Borns, operations officer, Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group. “This allows us to do what the nation sends us to without [taking several] extra steps of getting to a port and securing it.” Practicing both techniques allowed the Marines to explore the MLP’s full range of capabilities. “Just thinking about it, driving from one ship to another over the open ocean, it is definitely a unique, fun experience,” said Conerty who drove the first 7-ton across the bridge. At the end of the exercise, the seabasing concept was validated, something Borns has waited almost 10 years to see.
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Vista BBQ Classic brings 63 teams to compete Promise Yee
VISTA — On July 25 the three block area of historic downtown Vista was closed to traffic, and barbecue teams were setting up their spaces and firing up their smokers for the next day’s competition. A “meat and greet” was held that evening for spectators to chat with teams before the final focused hours of competition the next day. Sixty-three teams faced off to claim bragging rights to the bestcooked chicken, pork ribs, pork and brisket. Briana Wagner, event coordinator and president of Artist Eye Events, said the barbecue competition draws teams that range from professional chefs to back-yard smoker novices. “Mom and pop teams who do well can beat national teams,” Wagner said. “It’s all over the board.” The competition is anybody’s game, and each team has a strategy to win. Lilia and Ira Pupko make up the two person Hog Heaven Sauces team. They entered for the first time last year and won best brisket. “It was actually surreal,” Lilia Pupko said. “We were hoping to hear our name when they were calling the top 10 down.” Pupko said when the judges announced the fifth runner up her and her husband started to discuss what they may have done wrong, and what to do next time. Then the Hog Heaven Sauces team was called as the first place winner. “The emotions that
Ira Pupko of Hog Heaven Sauces prepares for competition. A “meat and greet” was held the evening before the Vista BBQ Classic. Photos by Promise Yee
arose from there are hard to describe,” Pupko said. This year they hope to win again. “Hopes are always high,” Pupko said. “The driving force of competition is to win.” Aaron Black and Cory Brown of the Meat, Inc. team were also getting their meats ready July 25. The Meat, Inc. team usually has between 15 and 20 team members. Most team members serve tastes to spectators following contest judging. The team has been competing for 12 years, and has won California state champion in chicken and pork, and the people’s choice award at the Vista BBQ Classic.
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Two commercial structures at Carlsbad’s La Costa Towne Center will be demolished to make way for a revamp that includes the addition of retail and apartment buildings. The larger new building, shown above, would include 48 apartments, a courtyard for residents, and retail. Courtesy renderings
Carlsbad retail center to be revamped with apartments By Rachel Stine
Sophia Ceja, 3, of Oceanside, shows off a handful of eggs she found. Four city egg hunts are planned for April 19. See the full story on page A9. Photo by Promise Yee
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2.3 times that price.” Eddington said. Councilman Tony Kranz, an advocate of the purchase, said the $4.3 million figure was based on the property’s current public zoning. And it was only intended as a first offer. Additionally, Kranz said he voted in favor of upping the price knowing that EUSD had a strong rezoning case, which would have made the land much more valuable. The city could have tried to fight the district’s rezone request, but that would likely have resulted in an expensive court battle, Kranz added. Last month, EUSD was due to auction Pacific View with a minimum bid set at $9.5 million. With the clock ticking, the city submitted an offer Pacific View Elementary, which closed a de- just before the deadline. EUSD has cade ago. The council approved a memoran- delayed the auction by two months as dum of understanding at Wednesday night’s a safeguard, in case the deal with the
ENCINITAS — The council took another step toward acquiring the Pacific View site on Wednesday night. Council members voted 3-2 in favor of a $50,000 deposit and other conditions spelled out in a memorandum of understanding for the property. That document paves the way for a final purchase agreement, which the council majority hopes to approve by the end of May. But the agenda item sparked a long debate over whether the council should have even agreed to pay $10 million to acquire the site from the Encinitas Union School District. Resident Jeff Eddington said he’s excited at the prospect of the city owning the site, but worried the council is getting “bamboozled.” “The city offered $4.3 million for the property in the not-too-distant meeting, bringing the city closer to acquiring past, and is now offering more than the site. Photo by Jared Whitlock
CARLSBAD — With it’s primary storefront empty for five years, the 33-year-old La Costa Towne Center at the corner of El Camino Real and La Costa Avenue is at last getting a revamp. The owner of the property gained approval to demolish two commercial structures in the shopping center and replace them with buildings that are half retail and half apartments from Carlsbad’s Planning Commission on April 16. Planning Commissioners praised the owners for coming forward with plans to redevelop the dated shopping center that they said currently lacks signage, design, and a main tenant. “(La Costa Towne Center is) just this big long white wall. You have no idea what’s inside, it’s not inviting,” said Planning Commissioner Hap L’Heureux. “This center has been long overdue.” Commissioner Aurthur Neil Black called the little mall an eyesore.
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OCEANSIDE — The announcement that an UrbanLIFT grant will fund building the Kay Parker Family Resource Center at the planned Mission Cove affordable housing project bought applause for two reasons. Community members were glad to have a family resource center as part of the city’s low-income housing project, and equally pleased the name of the center will honor the late Kay Parker, a beloved, fair housing advocate.
Kay’s husband Dick Parker helped accept the grant at the City Council meeting April 16. He said the honor of naming the resource center after his late wife was well deserved. The Mission Cove affordable housing and mixed-use project on Mission Avenue is being developed through a partnership between the city and National Community Renaissance nonprofit developer. The project will break ground this summer. GradTURN TO CENTER ON A17
“We have a blog we put everything on and have fun with it,” Black said. During the competition teams are given identical containers to deliver their meats to judges. Meats are scored by certified judges on taste, tenderness and presentation. Wagner said the Kansas City BBQ Society points that come with a win are just as important to competitors as the $10,000 prize purse. Points qualify teams for invitation only barbecue competitions and more prize money. “They’re crazy, intense barbecuers,” Wagner said. “It’s a life for them.”
Teams spend over $1,000 for travel, meats and ingredients. They can make up some of the competition costs with the sale of taste tickets that spectators purchase to try 2-ounce samples of meats and deserts following the judging. “Most people buy 10 to 20 tickets,” Wagner said. “You don’t get to try competition barbecue very often. A lot of love goes into these meats.” In addition to tastes there are venders and live entertainment. “The entertainment is super smokin’ this year,” Wagner said. This year’s top billed reggae rock band Common Sense, and Police
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is already a News of the Weird favorite (for example, the secret goofing-off “man cave” of one EPA contractor in July 2013 and, two months later, the fabulist EPA executive who skipped agency work for months by claiming falsely to be on secret CIA missions), but the agency’s Denver Regional Office took it to another level in June. In a leaked memo, the Denver deputy director Government in Action The Environmen- implored employees to tal Protection Agency end the practice of leaving feces in the office’s hallway. The memo referred to “several” incidents. The federal food stamp program, apparently uncontrollably rife with waste, has resorted to giving financial awards to the states that misspend food stamp money the least. In July, the Florida Department of Children and Families, beaming with pride, announced it had won a federal grant of $7 million for having blown only $47 million in food stamp benefits in 2013 (less than 1 percent of its $ 6 billion in payments).
Vermont, the worst-performing state, misspends almost 10 percent of its food stamp benefits. The Way the World Works: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration came down hard in July on West Virginia’s Freedom Industries for violations of chemical safety standards in January 2014 that resulted in the 10-day contamination of drinking water for 300,000 residents. OSHA issued two fines to the company — one for $7,000 and the other for $4,000. Great Art! In July, the large cement “Humpty Dumpty” at the Enchanted Forest in Salem, Oregon, created by Roger Tofte in 1970, was destroyed when two intruders tried to climb the wall Humpty was sitting on. However, the wall crumbled and Humpty suffered a great fall, and Tofte said he doubted he could put Humpty back together again, but would try instead to make a new one.
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Aug. 13, 6 to 8:45 p.m., Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, third floor 15615 Pomerado Road, Poway. Aug. 27, 6 to 8:45 p.m., Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, third floor, 15615 Pomerado Road, Poway. Are you 85 pounds or more overweight or considering weight loss surgery to treat an obesity-associated condition, relieve medical problems or achieve lasting weight control? Join bariatric surgeons Charles D. Callery or Ramin Sorkhi for an introductory seminar about gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy. To register, call (800) 628-2880 or visit PalomarHealth.org/classes. Prenatal Successful Breastfeeding will be offered 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7, Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, first floor, 15611 Pomerado Road, Poway. Cost is $25. Enhance your opportunity for a positive breastfeeding experience with this class led by a certified lactation consultant. To register, call (800) 628-2880 or visit PalomarHealth.org/classes.
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community when Trute passed away several years ago prematurely... but her spirit lives and breathes strong through her amazing body of art and paintings.” Enthusiasts of her work and advocates for the environment will have an opportunity to view Trute’s extraordinary paintings at L Street Fine Art from July 31 through Oct. 8. Tom Noel and Larry Baza, who hosted a memorial exhibition of her work at Noel-Baza gallery just weeks after her passing, said of Trute, “She was one of the most thoughtful, committed and technically advanced artists we have ever shown. “Jen was at the forefront of a growing group of artists doing their best, using their skills and imaginations to bring awareness to what may prove to be the most important battle our species will ever face.” Synergy Art Foundation’s Executive Director Naomi Nussbaum comments, “Jen was way ahead of her time. “She saw and expressed through her painting man’s devastation of nature and its repercussions. “Her subject matter was often unpalatable but a brilliant depiction of her vision of the results of our irresponsibility and abuse of our environ-
ment.” Trute came relatively late to fine art, having spent her early adult years as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. Born in Springfield, Mass., she attended Massachusetts College of Art in Boston majoring in painting and graphic design. She freelanced as a graphic designer and illustrator prior to specializing in storyboard and advertising illustration for ad agencies in major markets across the country. Only after relocating to Southern California in the mid-1990s did she begin her serious pursuit of fine art. It has been said that Trute was devoted and meticulous in her craft to the point of obsession. Her art was enriched by her voracious fascination with issues such as human impact on our fragile ecosystem. San Diego Visual Arts Network coordinator Patricia Frischer notes, “Her paintings might look zany and colorful, but like Jen herself, there is a quiet and powerful message behind them.” Trute’s story would not be complete without mention of her relationship with companion and fellow artist Dennis Paul Batt, who for a decade was the principal champion of her work. Upon her death, Trute bequeathed her entire
body of work to Batt as custodian of her legacy. However, as the result of his untimely death a mere six months after hers, the ownership of Trute’s entire body of work passed to Batt’s mother. Since that time, Zelda Batt and her daughter Laurie Aker have been eager to share Trute’s compelling legacy with the world. During the exhibition of Jen Trute’s original oil paintings at L Street Fine Art, one of her most popular paintings titled “Sunbathe Barbie at Bombay Beach” will be represented by a giclée print. For the month of October 2014, the original painting will be traveling with Oceanside Museum of Art’s California Dreaming exhibition to Italy’s Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, where Trute’s painting will make its international debut. Trute’s message of the urgent need for environmental responsibility will live on through her art, both locally and abroad. Jen Trute’s Enviroscapes will be on display at L Street Fine Art from July 31 through Oct. 8. The public is invited to attend an opening reception Aug. 9, 6 to 9 p.m. Kay Colvin is director of L Street Fine Art Gallery in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, and specializes in promoting emerging and mid-career artists. Contact her at kaycolvin@ lstreetfineart.com
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am Groot!” and Bradley Cooper emerges triumphant as a crowd-pleasing scene-stealer when conveying Rocket’s fast-talking speech patterns and inner loneliness. As the Kree warlord Ronan, actor Lee Pace does a good job of radiating a fanatical ferocity through his monstrous actions. Karen Gillan is as deadly with her blades as she is ruthless with her pitch-black eyes as the baldheaded blue assassin Nebula. What’s interesting is how the story blasts off from the start and doesn’t lose its concentration — before, when, and after the Guardians unite. To make things better, the conflict these outlaws and misfits face when contending with Ronan’s agenda matches the enormity of the film’s interstellar surroundings. I mean, if you want your space adventure to go places, every aspect of its action-packed narrative should be as big as the world it lives in. All the digital effects are, expectedly, of the highest quality; Rocket and Groot win first prize for splendid photorealism. Same applies to the makeup, the obvious examples being Gamora’s green skin, the crimson scars crisscrossing Drax’s body, and the various shades of blue in Ronan and Nebula. As clichéd as this sounds, I believe this film is worthy of the description “visually satisfying” for the
right reasons. The intergalactic blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” features a good balance of euphoric humor, dazzling action, reverent drama, and majestic visuals, and should please Marvel fans looking for something to conclude the summer on a high note.
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about her, thanks to actress Jada Pinkett Smith. For her, getting to participate in the Batman franchise and collaborate with Heller has been, as she put it, “amazing.” In the case of Robin Lord Taylor, his twisted and brilliant portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot received thunderous applause, which can only evolve over time as the world witnesses him become the Penguin. “All I can say is that, you know, as an actor, you just want to get the best material possible. When I come to set and we look at what we’re doing for the day, and I see what’s been written…” Taylor went on to say, when asked about his inspiration for his character, “I see what’s been created and it’s all just there in front of me, I feel like I’m just stepping into something amazing. “I feel like it’s a vessel that I’m filling,” he continued. “For inspiration, I don’t know — it’s just a dream come true.”
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“Hopefully, this show will run until I’m 25,” commented David Mazouz, the young Bruce Wayne, who thinks he will don Batman’s cape and cowl at around that age. Camren Bicondova, described as a miniature Michelle Pfeiffer, admitted she was unaware her audition was for Selina Kyle — the future Catwoman — but nonetheless expressed excitement about what awaits her character. “I’m excited about everything. She’s (Selina Kyle) really mysterious and you don’t really know what she’s thinking all the time, or whether she’s thinking anything at all,” she said, going on to add, “She’s a cat lover and I’m a cat lover. I feel like we could be best friends.” The seeds for the Gotham City, as well as its residents, that we know and remember have been planted, and the prospect of them growing into something wonderful seems likely. “Gotham” is scheduled to premiere Mondays starting Sept. 22 on FOX.
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Weddle found a home in Escondido and in the Chargers’ secondary
sports talk jay paris he same year the Chargers’ Eric T Weddle made the cut, so
did Escondido. “It was my first rookie minicamp,’’ Weddle said. “We looked at 40 houses and my wife picked out the 10 that she thought I would like and it was the last one we looked at.’’ The choice with the “it” factor was in Escondido, and the Weddles have been there since 2007. “We love Escondido and the people have been great,’’ he said. “There’s a different feel to it. It’s not like downtown or real high-end. It’s kind of lowkey.’’ Weddle is back making sweet music in the Chargers’ secondary. The ball hawk with the bushy beard is producing turn-
overs, directing traffic and pretty much doing the same thing since finding a place to call home. The Chargers’ training camp is turning into the backstretch with Weddle and crew rounding into shape. The preseason is nearly here with the Chargers opening Aug. 7 against the visiting Dallas Cowboys. “We’ve got a good defense, two-deep now,’’ Weddle said of the Chargers’ depth. “It puts the pressure on you every day to come in and compete. No jobs are given — you have to go out and earn it.’’ Weddle does it the old-fashioned way, an approach, which never goes out of style. Despite being among the NFL’s top free safeties, Weddle works like that rookie fresh from the University of Utah. “When you’re younger you just try to fit in, find your role and prove yourself to your teammates to get their trust and respect,’’ said Weddle, who led the Chargers
Escondido resident and Chargers’ safety Eric Weddle finds his home on the field and in the North County. File photo
in tackles last year for the second-straight season. ”It’s not to be a nuisance, be quiet and focus on your job.’’ Weddle still checks off those attributes — maybe not the quiet part. He’s a chatterbox in getting people lined up correctly and sharing knowledge.
“He’s one of the leaders of the football team and has been a captain here for a number of years,’’ Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. “He plays the game the way it is suppose to be played.’’ Kind of. We’re not sure which textbook Weddle referred to when calling for a fake
punt last year in the regular-season final against the Chiefs. The Chargers were 2-yards shy of a first down in overtime on their 28-yard line. But Weddle saw an opening and he did make it, right? The measurement was that close, with Weddle keeping the game-winning drive alive, along with the Chargers’ playoffs dreams. Guts, he has. Smarts usually ride along, too. “It’s what you are up in the head and how you break down,’’ said Weddle, a two-time Pro Bowler. “It’s what you see and the instincts in your heart, all those things, and breaking it down within seconds of a play is really what it’s all about. It’s acting on what you see that separates the great ones from the average ones — it’s the cerebral part of the game.’’ Keen NFL observers took note of the Chargers filling holes. It drafted cornerback Jason Verrett with their first pick and signed free-agent corner-
back Brandon Flowers before camp. A leaky pass defense just might have been plugged, and if so, Weddle welcomes the help. “The communication, especially with the young guys and different players we have coming in from other places, has been good,’’ Weddle said. “We just have to stay focused and try to continue to get better everyday.’’ There’s little rest for Weddle, despite this being his eighth season. “As you get older and play at a high level you want to continue to improve and be the best because in striving to be the best, the defense will benefit from it,’’ Weddle said. “I’m always trying to get better, to make your weaknesses your strengths.’’ It’s clear he’s had a soft spot for Escondido for years. Contact Jay Paris at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at jparis_sports
Annual longboard contest returning to Oceanside By Promise Yee
OCEANSIDE — The annual Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club contest is a longloved summer tradition for locals. For 30 years longboard riders have gathered to compete at the Oceanside Pier. This year the contest will be held Aug. 1 through Aug. 3. In addition to the Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club team competing against rival California surfing clubs, there will be pro open surfing, longboard noseride and tandem surfing competitions open to all competitors. “There will be surfing all day, every day,” Gretchen Harris, Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club team captain, said. The pro open includes men’s and women’s longboard and short board competition. The contest splits a $5,000 prize purse among the top eight overall winners. Trophies are also given to top age division winners. The noseride competition is all about time on the front 24 inches of the board. Longboards must be nine feet or longer, and are measured and taped at the 24-inch mark before competition starts. “It’s a timed event with both feet across the top 24 inches,” Harris said. “It’s all timed on the tip.” The noseride competition will also award a $5,000 prize purse among the top eight winners. Preliminary heats for the pro open and noseride competitions take place Aug. 2. Final heats will be held Aug. 3, along with an awards ceremony to close the contest. Another nostalgic competition to take place is tandem surfing, in which pairs hold acrobatic lifts while riding in on a wave. Competition
Guy Takayama adds the pro open and noseride competition to the Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club contest. The contest has always included coalition surf club competition. Photo by Promise Yee
takes place midday Aug. 2. New this year will be the doctors and legends heat on the north side of the pier. TriCity Medical Center doctors will surf alongside surfing legends. Legends including Mickey Munoz, LJ Richards and David Nuuhiwa will also be at Legends of Surf Gala. Fans can meet and greet renowned surf legends and enjoy live music, appetizers, wine, beer and a silent auction of surfboards by Guy Takayama, Infinity and Donald Takayama/Hawaiian Pro Designs. The ticketed fundraiser will be held at the California Surf Museum Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On the beach during the three-day event will be live music, Tahitian dancers, vendor and food booths and a microbrew beer garden. “There will be 30 to 40 vendors of all kinds,” Harris said. “Bands will be playing all weekend.”
The festival will be held at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater. Proceeds from the event will help support Oceanside High School and El Camino High School surf teams, the Scholastic Surfing Association and the California Surf
Museum. The Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club was formally established in 1983 in order for Oceanside surfers to compete against other surf coalition teams. The goal of the club is to promote and foster amateur surfing, emphasize good sportsmanship and citizenship, support coastal conservation, and improve the public image of surfing. “The focus of the club has always been on good sportsmanship, surfing, having fun and giving back to the community,” Harris said. The club has 180 active members. The Supergirl Pro ASP sanctioned women’s surf contest, which was previously held in conjunction with the Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club contest, will be held the following week on Aug. 8 through Aug. 10. A complete schedule of Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club competitions will be posted online the days of the contest at oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org.
The Chargers are hosting FanFest 2014 Aug. 2 at Qualcomm Stadium. FanFest is open to the public with parking and admission free. Stadium gates open at 9:45 a.m., with the debut performance of the 2014 Charger Girls, followed by a hard-hitting full-pads practice from 10:30 to noon. Visit Chargers.com or call (858) 874-4500 for more information. Photo by Bill Reilly
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out of the gate on the Polytrack. Turf racing tends “to end with a great rush at the end. It’s very European,” McBride said. Each race is carded, or put together, based on several factors, including which of the 2,000 horses are available to race and their caliber. He also said several factors can contribute to accidents and injuries, including the nature of the sport. “We take as many precautions as we can,” McBride said. “You’ve got a 1,000 -pound animal on thin legs going 45 mph in close quarters. Sometimes there’s bumping.” McBride noted that within the first nine days of racing hundreds of horses raced without incident. “We do everything we can to ensure safety,” he said. “Our No. 1 priority is safety. We can’t have any other priority in this business.” He said most inju-
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submitting its specific plan amendment application in January 2015, and if everything went according to plan, the first residents could move in as early as 2021. Several people who attended the meeting that were opposed to the Stonegate plan said they see some positive changes in Newland’s proposal — including the outreach itself - but still see some critical issues with the current iteration. Tim Geiser is chairman of the Deer Springs Fire Protection District, which services the currently undeveloped land where the project is proposed. Geiser, who said he attended the meeting not representing the fire district, said he sees the major flaw of the project, much like the first one, is there is effectively one access point to the entire community - Twin Oaks Valley Road, which becomes Deer Springs Road on the eastern edge of the project. The two-lane road experiences serious congestion during rush hour as commuters use it as a pass through to avoid traffic on state Route 78 and Interstate 15. Adding as many as 10,000 new residents, Geiser said, could be disastrous. “That is the choke
T he C oast News - I nland E dition ries occur in the legs and there is usually no other choice but to put down an injured animal. “You can’t put a horse in a cast and lay it down for six weeks,” he said. At Del Mar, each horse is inspected four times before it races by three different veteri-
narians, one of which is appointed by the state. A vet is also at the starting gate in case a rider suddenly determines something “doesn’t feel right,” McBride said. But even with all those precautions, un-
known pre-existing conditions can result in accidents and injuries during a race, McBride said. Every horse that dies at the track is mandated by the state to go through “an A to Z necropsy,” McBride said, to determine the cause of death. The results usually take months. In a press release issued following the two deaths July 26, track officials stated they are “deeply saddened by the loss” of thoroughbred lives but “have the utmost confidence in the course.” They stated they expect the course will “perform in a positive fashion” following the three days of maintenance. The 36-day meet runs through Sept. 3, with no racing scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays, except for Labor Day. Del Mar is coming off one of its safest years, with only four horses lost during the 2013 season. Its worst year was 2006, when 18 animals were lost, McBride said.
ceptable. “Try it out, fail, and learn from those failures,” Ogawa said. “Try different techniques. Try different frequencies.” A list of Carlsbad Watershed waterbodies, conditions and assessments to characterize water conditions was provided, as well as a list of potential strategies to reach improved watershed quality.
“It’s time to focus on priorities,” Ogawa said. “By fall 2014, we’ll have something meaty to review.” The next steps will be for cities to draft goals and strategies by fall 2014. After that, cities will be asked to have a monitoring and assessment plan and management process written by spring 2015.
point in the whole thing,” Geiser said. “If we get a big wind-driven fire, and this area hasn’t burned in 100 years so there is a lot of brush there, how do you get all of these people out in a hurry? “The bottom line is that they haven’t figured out how to get those people out of there,” Geiser said. Sandra Farrell, chairwoman of the Twin Oaks Community Sponsor Group, echoed Geiser’s concerns about the roads, but also expressed concerns about the project’s density, which would require an amendment to the county’s General Plan in order to proceed. “If we spent all this money on a general plan and we keep allowing developers to file specific plan amendments, we are going to be back in the same problem we have always been in,” Farrell said. “We won’t be able to mitigate the impacts, so why spend all of the millions of dollars to update the general plan in the first place.” Brandin acknowledged the traffic and access concerns and said it is something they are working on trying to find a solution. One thing they have done, she said, was make the access point for the entire development would be at the Deer Springs- Mesa Rock Road intersection, as close to
the 15 freeway as possible. “This was done so that the access would be right by the freeway,” Brandin said. Brandin said Newland has also tried to address some of the density concerns by consolidating development on only about 380 of the total project acreage. She said 1,200 of the acreage will be public open space and the rest will be for a large firebreak. The open space would be roughly the size of Balboa Park, she said. One concern that Brandin said she doesn’t necessarily agree with is that of the general plan changes. She said the specific-plan process was created for specifically this purpose — to allow developers latitude with property and fill an important housing need for the county’s future growth. “I think the underlying very important thing to think about is when you look at the projected growth in this county, there could be an additional million people by 2050 and it is believed that 330,000 homes will be needed,” Brandin said. “We believe it is a value to go through the process of a Specific Plan amendment because we can meet a portion of the county’s longer-term needs.”
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tivating their Level 2 responses Aug. 6; Rincon Del Diablo Water District’s board will vote Aug. 11, the San Dieguito Water District will likely take it up at the Aug. 20 meeting; Fallbrook Public Utilities District’s board is expected to vote Aug. 25, In many water districts, Level 1 of the drought response plan includes suggested and voluntary activities ratepayers could use to reduce water usage, such as watering landscaping on alternate days, washing cars with a bucket and handheld hose with a positive shutoff nozzle, avoiding excessive irrigation runoff and not washing down paved surfaces. Level 2 makes
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Focusing in on San Diego County, there were 48 dining locations that were spotlighted for their special wine programs and quality entrées. It would take the entire column to list all, so I will list the 18 in North San Diego County — this column’s home base. Cheers to ADDISON at the Grand Del Mar and wine Director Elizabeth Huettinger for its Grand Award, the highest achievement for a restaurant from Wine Spectator. The wine list features rare Burgundy and Bordeauxvintages from France and greats from Piedmont Italy. 34,000 bottles are available. This is their fifth year for this pinnacle achievement. Here are the rest of the top restaurants: Amaya the Grand Del Mar, Argyle Steakhouse Aviara, The Barrel Room Rancho Bernardo, Bistro West Carlsbad, Del Mar Rendevous Del Mar, Firefly Encinitas, Firenze Trattoria Encinitas, Il Fornaio Del Mar, Mille Fleurs Rancho Santa Fe, Morada Rancho Santa Fe, Pamplemousse Del Mar, Paon Carlsbad, Sbicca Del Mar, Twenty/20 Carlsbad, Veladora Rancho Santa Fe, Vivace Aviara and West Steak & Seafood Carlsbad, San Diego’s Waterfront Resort Opens Tidal aradise Point is a 44-acre island getP away with five swimming
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favorite food towns in the U.S.? I try to sneak away once a week in each town to find something great to eat! Some of my favorites are the Oak Table in Columbia, S.C. Metro Bis just outside of Hartford, Conn. And I’m most excited about dining on Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif. in the coming weeks with two of my Chefs!
Aug. 1, 2014 these and other restrictions mandatory. Violations result in monetary fines up to $500 per day in some districts. In some cities, the restrictions will affect even the smallest of residents. San Marcos recently announced that the popular “splash pad” features at their local parks would be closed until drought conditions improve. “By closing the splash pads, the city anticipates saving between 8,100and 12,150 gallons of water per day,” the city said in a news release. “We realize this, during the peak of summer having the splash pads turned off, is something kids aren’t looking forward to, but we also understand need to conserve as much water during this drought period,” San
Marcos city spokeswoman Sarah Divan said. Water districts across the region expressed thanks to their residents for their cooperation during the drought conditions. “We sincerely appreciate all of the efforts our customers have taken to conserve, especially after the exceptional efforts they have already implemented after the last drought,” said Vallecitos spokeswoman Lisa Urabe, who provided several suggestions to assist customers with increased conservation efforts. “There are many programs that can help ease the transition into greater water restrictions, such as rebates on rain barrels and replacing turf grass with drought tolerant plants,” she said, directing customers to the website whenindrought.org.
pools, lagoons, lush tropical gardens and a new “craft and catch” beach house, bar and restaurant. Tidal is the airy, waterfront place to be, attracting local Jimmy Buffett types as well as visitors from the heartland, gazing at the 180-degree views of Mission Bay. Its executive chef is superwoman Amy DiBiase. The catch part is a collection of seafood including salmon, halibut, crab and scallops. The craft side is the seeming unending list of craft cheese selections along with craft beer and cocktails, topped by the “Brittle Star Sangria.” What’s that you say? A peek inside this cocktail finds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tuaca, muddled citrus, cinnamon-vanilla reduction and club soda. Definitely crafted. Amy DiBiase is the executive chef and general manger of Tidal, one of the very few chefs entrusted with running the whole operation. “I’ve been working as chef for 13 years in San Diego. I like to do fresh, creative, simply-put-together menu items as seasonal as possible,” she said. “That’s what we mean by our craft and catch phrase. Food, without a lot of additives to distort the natural flavors of the entrees.” Case in point would be the dish that she has developed over the years, Riccota Gnudi, with roasted eggplant, zucchini, tomato, braised lamb and black olive. “We use
three types of cheeses packed into seminola casings like a ravioli, then age it, creating a shell like a gnocchi. The dish is done peasant-style like a stew. Later menus will have lobster replacing the lamb. Tidal’s emphasis is on seafood with a Mediterranean style. Its by-the-glass wines are world-class with a similar selection by the bottle, and the panoramic water view is at no extra cost. To see more and RSVP, visit ParadisePoint.com.
What are some of your favorite parts of this job… as opposed to being in a traditional restaurant? You don’t get a lifestyle like this in a traditional restaurant! Every week I have a new backyard to explore, albeit sometimes it’s an active runway of a major airport, but sometimes it’s a beautiful park, or in the case of right now in Anaheim, I can quite literally see Disneyland’s Firework display every night as I return home from the Honda Center! Everyday presents
Wine Bytes Jazz Fridays are in full swing at Keyways Winery in Temecula every Friday during the summer, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Tasting Room. See and hear nationally known guitarist Steve Oliver; $10 cover charge. Details at (951) 302-7888. Port and Cigar Tastings are on tap at the Barrel Room in Rancho Bernardo Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.; $50. RSVP at (858) 6737512. Five tastes with artisan meats and cheeses. Capri Blu in Rancho Bernardo is planning an Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Wine Dinner Aug 6 at 6 p.m. with guest speaker, California Sales Manager Kris Jones; $55. Call (858) 673-5100 for a seat. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. He is one of the leading wine commentators on the web. View and link up with his column at tasteof winetv.com. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. a new challenge, but it also presents a new adventure! Chef Matt will be in town with the circus on Aug. 7 through Aug. 10. Tickets and show times at ringling.com Lick the Plate can now be heard on KPRi, 102.1 FM Monday - Friday during the 7pm hour. David Boylan is founder of Artichoke Creative and Artichoke Apparel, an Encinitas based marketing firm and clothing line. Reach him at david@ artichoke-creative.com or (858) 395-6905.
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Monsoons don’t pack that big a punch small talk jean gillette ow did I not know that San Diego acH tually has a monsoon season?
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of solid soakings would not be amiss. Somehow, just getting the raggedy, tail end edges of Mexico’s legit monsoon storms makes me feel like the redheaded stepchild. “Oh, we got to watch crazy-cool lightning and crashing thunder and see the rain come down in sheets, but here, you can have this sticky weather and just enough moisture to ruin your beach day. Enjoy!” It’s bad enough that we desperately need every drop we can get. But telling me we can expect monsoon moisture and then getting a scant sprinkling and some sweaty humidity is downright sad. The bit of drizzle most got hereabouts was amusing, but I say we really need to find another name for it. Perhaps we could call it the “modicum” season, or a spritz storm or maybe just heavy air. As often happens, I did a bit of research for this column and found out that monsoon doesn’t necessarily mean rain at all. It has to do with reversing winds and in fact, part of the monsoon season is dry. And there are the mosquitoes and foot fungus and so forth. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Don’t confuse me with facts. I am practicing ways to tie my sarong and scouring the Internet for monsoon food recipes (Yes, there are several). A good excuse for soup and chai tea is never a bad thing.
The recent monsoon moisture apparently starts up in Mexico in May and finally staggers in to San Diego in July. And that’s my problem. It arrives rather like the frat boys I used to know, on their return from a visit to Ensenada. It is apparently on its hand and knees when it finally drags into town. I can’t be the only one who is just a bit disappointed. I grew up reading tales of exotic places with stunning, tropical monsoon downpours that lasted weeks. Hence, when I hear the term “monsoon,” I rather expect some serious rain and wind to go with it. I want to see it bending palm trees and hear it howl around my house. I did hear that some spots in the county got a couple of hours of solid rain, but in truth, that doesn’t even get near true monsoon style. My impression of monsoons, from rich novels set in India or Asia, were all about the endless downpour that slowed the pace of life and left everyone hip-deep in mud. Then I had a less pleasant recollection of newsreels of Vietnam with soldiers slogging through Jean Gillette is a freethe endless downpour. lance writer who will eat her OK, fine. Maybe we words if we get a rainy season. don’t want a proper monContact her at jgillette@ soon season, but a few days coastnewsgroup.com.
Know something that’s going on? Send it to calendar@ coastnewsgroup.com AUG. 1 ICE CREAM SOCIAL The Rancho Santa Fe library will wrap up its Pause to Read summer reading program with an Ice Cream Social from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. LIFELONG LEARNING The MiraCosta College lifelong learning group, LIFE, meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Administration Bldg. #1000, Room 1068. For more information, visit miracosta.edu/life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972. AUG. 2 RECYCLE FOR VETS E-waste recycling and donation event is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 at the North County Career Center parking lot, 1949 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside. The proceeds will create jobs for U.S. Military veterans and dependents. TASTE OF VEGAN Learn to make the most of your vegetables at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Solana Beach library, 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach. Taste the samples. For more information, call (858) 755-1404.
in the Solana Beach Community Day at Petco Park at 1:10 p.m., for the San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves. Discounted tickets are $16 and include the game, special group seating, field recognition of Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce 70th anniversary and KidFest days at Petco Park. Participants are encouraged to take the Coaster and Trolley to Petco Park. FINDING NEW FRIENDS The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County, a support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities, will go dancing Aug. 3 at the Elk’s Club with happy hour to follow at the Brigantine Restaurant, Escondido. Aug. 7 they will see “The Odd Couple” at the Welk Theater, Escondido and Aug. 9, will take a walk on Moonlight Beach, Encinitas. For reservations, call (858) 674-4324.
AUG. 4 SURF AND LUAU Get tickets now for the 21st annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational to benefit UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 on the beach near Scripps Pier in La Jolla. The surfing tournament is free for viewing; tickets to the noon luau are $175 per person. For more information, call (858) 534-4289 or visit AUG. 3 luauandlegendsofsurfing. BATTER UP! Solana org. Beach Chamber of Com- AUG. 5 merce invites all to join CAL STATE SES-
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3:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 at the Cardiff Library at 2081 Newcastle Ave. The library parking lot will not be accessible because of Dog Days events. For more information, call the Book Nook at (760) 635-1000. SNORES AND S’MORES Register for Carlsbad’s Snores ‘n S’mores by Aug. 8 at carlsbadconnect.org under special events to register or call (760) 602-7510. Cost is $25 per person (free for ages 3 and under).
AUG. 6 NEWCOMERS Carlsbad Newcomers present Gerry Matter, docent at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch at Heritage Hall, Magee Park, 2650 Garfield St. For more information, call (760) 634-3535. BREW TIME A North County Craft Brew Symposium, spotlighting the region’s thriving craft brew industry, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Visitors will find a North County Craft Brew map, a craft brew industry exhibit area; and sample tastings. Symposium admission is $25. To register contact SDNEDC at sdnedc.org or (760) 5103179. AUG. 8 HALF-PRICE BOOKS The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will hold a two-day, halfprice sale in connection with Cardiff 101’s Dog Days of August celebration from 9:30 a.m. to
MARK THE CALENDAR GET ON THE BUS Get tickets now for the Encinitas Preservation Association historical bus tour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 from the city hall parking lot, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. The tour includes 50 historical points of interest. Tickets are $40 at the Encinitas 101 MainStreet office, at 818 S. Coast Highway 101 and support the preservation of the historic Boat Houses. Lunch will be available for $5. Call (760) 942-9066 for more information.
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Exciting new charter school enrolling now in North County SAN MARCOS —Taylion San Diego Academy announces the opening of its newest location in San Marcos, offering a variety of unique and customized classes for students in grades K-12. The school presents a program that’s online, at-home, or a blended program of both, for gifted and talented students who are looking for a more
academically, physically, and mentally,” said Taylion’s Academic Director Vicki McFarland. “Taylion’s philosophy is that all students can succeed if they truly learn to believe in themselves. Our philosophy is to inspire confidence in a child through our belief that we can make a significant impact with each child by
Taylion San Diego Academy provides students a unique, holistic learning environment that prepares them for the 21st century academically, physically, and mentally.”
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challenging curriculum different from a tradi-tional class setting. The Taylion program is an option for students K-12, who find that a traditional school setting just isn’t a good fit for them, academically or otherwise (bullies, etc.). A large number of their student population is high school students. “Taylion San Diego Academy provides students a unique holistic learning environment that prepares them for the 21st century
empowering all students to better understand themselves as individuals.” Taylion offers three sep-arate learning environments for students: an online component, a home-school program, and a blended program that includes independent study and classroom options along with online components. School officials say the program offers individualized learning, a safe environment with less distraction, higher parent involvement, credit recovery,
credit acceleration, greater access to new educational resources, and unparalleled flexibility in utilizing various instructional delivery methods based on the particular student’s learning style. “We are thrilled to be opening a school here in San Diego, offering a blended learning solution which is state of the art, but we are also very proud of our independent study and home schooling options as well,” said Timothy A. Smith, president of the school’s parent company, Learning Matters Educational Group. “We feel that we are going to be able to serve our students in the San Diego area very well with highly qualified teachers —dynamic teachers that are going to be able to personalize instruction for each child.” Taylion belongs to a group of charter schools that began in Arizona in 1996. The San Marcos campus is located at 100 N. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #119, San Marcos, CA 92069. For more information regarding enrollment and upcoming parent information sessions, call (855) 77-LEARN or (760) 2955564, or visit taylionsandiego.com.
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A leader in the frontier of educational options For students who fall behind, AAS can help turn things around with our award winning credit recovery courses. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that students receive credit for what they already know and supports them with dedicated teachers that will build mastery in the areas they need to complete their courses. Our credit recovery courses are available free of charge during the school year and as part of our free summer school as well. Credit recovery courses are available in all core subject areas (Math, English, Science and Social Studies and some elective areas). Academy of Arts and Sciences is a leader in the newest frontier of educational options: online learning. AAS, a leading free public charter school of choice for students in grades K-12, offers a blended (online and on site) customized learning program. Students engage in an exceptional learning experience that blends innovative online learning with critical face-to-face and lab time. At Academy of Arts and Sciences, students will be able to access a diverse range of Arts and Science electives. “We understand that students learn best when their education is tailored to
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their needs, which is why a key tenant of the Academy of Arts & Sciences philosophy is flexibility,” said CEO Sean McManus. “With this instructional model, on site and off site time can be adjusted to fit individual student needs. The flexibility of blended learning provides choice for students.” The school utilizes cutting edge 21st century curriculum. Students are able to access the curriculum twenty four hours a day, and have the flexibility to participate in a wide variety of events, activities and experiences that enhance the learning experience. AAS also allows students the opportunity to access a wide variety of world language, humanities, media and technology, engineering and robotics, app and game design as part of the rich elective program. Online learning differs from traditional schools in that classes do not take place in a building, but rather at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection
can be found. Because of this, students take courses online with support from their teacher via phone, online Web meetings, and sometimes even face to face. This new way of learning allows the parent to take an active role in the student’s learning and to really become a partner with their child. The parent (or "Learning Coach") keeps the student on track in line with the provided lessons plans. In addition to the online courses, AAS provides plenty of opportunities to connect online and offline with other AAS students and families. The Academy of Arts and Sciences staff is very active in the community and can often be found interacting with families at Beach Clean Up Days, various community festivals, and organized activities that take place at their Learning Centers. An online education offers students the opportunities to learn in a small setting with a course schedule that is tailored to meet their individual learning styles and needs. This unique learning environment meets the needs of all types of learners and offers solutions to many different educational challenges. Many students find that learning in the comfort of their own home allows them be successful in ways never dreamt of before!
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Educational Opportunities North County families choose Calvin Christian For more than 50 years, Calvin Christian School has been a leading education choice for North San Diego County families. Calvin partners with Christian families and over 80 local churches they attend, to connect faith and learning for its students, preschool through high school, and prepare each for a life of Christ-centered service Because Calvin strives to serve entire families, students of all ability levels are accepted. Rigorous coursework and AP programs challenge top academic students, while students needing additional assistance and those with moderate
learning challenges are supported through Calvin’s Student Improvement Program. North County families choose Calvin because of the innovative educational offerings that include robotics, media classes and the Fine Arts. Spanish instruction begins in pre-kindergarten and Singapore Math is helping our Kindergarten - 6th grade students excel in their math studies. This year, we’re introducing a 1:1 Technology program that will place a Chromebook in the hand of every 6th, 7th and 8th grader. Calvin students benefit
from small class sizes and credentialed, experienced, and committed Christian teachers. At Calvin Christian, we understand the importance of meeting with families individually, so we say “Every day is Open House at Calvin.” Come meet with us and together we can explore how Calvin Christian School connects faith and learning for its students and how we might be the perfect choice for your family. Visit us online at www. c a lv i nc h r ist ia nescond ido.org or call toll-free at 888-99-CALVIN (888-9922584).
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RSF School District Superintendent reports on gym survey Service horse District will needs helping hand decide over renovating old gym or building a new one By Christina Macone-Greene
RANCHO SANTA FE — Before the RSF School District board of trustees discussed agenda items in their last meeting, Superintendent Lindy Delaney presented a report regarding their gym survey update. According to Delaney, the history of the gym dates back to the 1960s, when it was first built. At that time, it was an open gym.
“It had a roof and pillars and a concrete floor,” she said. In the early 1970s, she went on to say, the gym was then enclosed. Natural wear and tear prompted the RSF School District to first consider renovating, and then replacing it. “The cost of a renovation was coming in at about $11 million,” she said. Likewise, the court was not the standard size and items such as the hoops, did not hang at the right level. Delaney also pointed out that they really could not do anything to the building, because once construction would start, the structure itself would need multiple upgrades.
Following a renovation analysis, Delaney recommended and the board agreed to consider replacing the gym. The board granted this and waited for an update. “The cost of the twocourt was $19.2 million, and the three-court was $23.5 million,” Delaney said. “Both gym scenarios include a separate dance/ wrestling facilities with changing rooms for the students on the blacktop,” she added. While the survey results are in, it was the first time the RSF School District actually presented this project. the Historically, school has had generous
support from the community. With that in mind, Delaney said the price tag may have been higher than what members in the community thought it would be estimated at. Delaney pointed out while they currently have a facility, looking ahead towards possibly rebuilding a new one may occur one day in the future. “We feel like we still have some work to do in terms of looking at ways of maybe cutting the cost down and starting an organized capital campaign to offset some of our cost,” she said. At this point, Delaney said, the District is just looking into the possibility of a new gym.
Time to register for Palomar College’s fall semester SA N M A RCOS — The enrol lment pro cess is going strong at Pa lomar Col lege and the fa l l semester be g ins Aug. 18. Col lege officia ls encourage new and retur ning students to enrol l early, while space is stil l available in a w ide range of classes. I n addition to the col lege’s San Marcos
location, classes are offered at Pa lomar’s Escondido Education C enter, a long w ith sites at Camp Pend le ton, Fa l lbrook, Pauma and the newly-reopened site at Mt. Car mel H ig h School. The Humanities Building, centra l ly lo cated in San Marcos, is new to the campus. Newly opened for
sum mer classes, the building prov ides state of the -art facilities. The 9 0,0 0 0 -square foot, three -stor y building w il l house Eng lish / Humanities, Eng lish as a Second Language, Reading, World Languages, Speech / Forensics /A mer ican Sig n Language and Jour na lism. Ca lifor nia com mu-
nit y col lege fees remain the most affordable hig her education option at $ 46 a unit. Pa lomar Col lege offers more than 30 0 asso ciate deg ree and certificate prog rams, and has classes offered in a var iet y of for mats, including traditiona l, on line, v ideo and Fast Track. For more infor mation, v isit pa lomar.edu.
OCEANSIDE — Earlier this year, Pegasus, A 22-year old Quarter Horse at the Ivey Ranch, was diagnosed with glaucoma in his left eye. The Ivey Ranch facility, at 110 Rancho Del Oro Drive, provides interaction of disabled and able-bodied children, primarily with equestrian educational and recreational activities. Through regular visits with its veterinarian and medical management, the horse was treated with medications for relief and, hopefully, reversal. Unfortunately, after a visit to the equine opthalmologist, they found learned that the eye is shutting down and there is no hope for vision. In addition, now the same thing is happening in his right eye. Here’s the good news. Dr. Jamie Schorling, with the Eye Clinic for Animals, has agreed to perform laser surgery on the right eye to aid in controlling the glaucoma. Although there is no guarantee that this procedure will restore vision permanently, there is hope that it could. This type of laser surgery is performed on humans and dogs regularly; this will be the first equine case here on the West coast of the United States. The Ranch hopes to
raise $4,000 for the surgery Pegasus requires. Whereas some will argue that it is less expensive to buy a new horse, Ranch staff believes Pegasus has served the community faithfully and hopes that same community will now support the effort to save his eyesight. On July 27, Pegasus celebrated his fifth year with his Ivey Ranch family. Pegasus has devotedly served children and adults with special needs — including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and those who are blind, deaf, or live with paralysis. Because Pegasus is a slightly bigger horse, he has also assisted with our Horses for Heroes program — a program that provides equine assisted therapy to veterans and active-duty military personnel. “He has provided love, lessons, and comfort to more than 250 individuals — more than 400 lessons and therapy sessions,” the release said. “If those he has served can donate $10 to $20, he can continue his life and his calling.” Donate through PayPal and at iveyranch.com or drop a check in the mail with “Pegasus” in the memo section.
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Aug. 1, 2014 tives. Don’t be disappointed if someone doesn’t want to be included. Enjoy the people who do participate.
SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski
By Bernice Bede Osol FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves
THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom
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