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High school loses title over tortilla incident By City News Service
BROC GLOVER, of Rancho Santa Fe, hoists a first-place trophy after winning the 1984 U.S. Grand Prix of Motocross at Carlsbad Raceway. Race enthusiasts announced the long-shuttered raceway will be memorialized with a monument in Vista overlooking the raceway grounds. Photo by David Dewhurst, “Motocross: The Golden Era”
REGION — The California Interscholastic Federation announced June 30 it has vacated the Coronado High School boys’ basketball team's Division 4-A regional championship following tortillas being flung at the largely Latino Orange Glen High School team following the championship game. “After a thorough review and analysis of the incident following the conclusion of the Division 4-A regional basketball championship game between Coronado High School and Orange Glen High School, the CIF state executive director reiterates that discriminatory and racially insensitive behaviors toward an opponent contravene the principles of education-based athletics,” a CIF statement reads. “In this instance, there is no doubt the act of throwing tortillas at a predominately Latino team is unacceptable and warrants
sanctions.” After Orange Glen’s predominantly Latino team lost, 60-57, in overtime to largely white Coronado High on June 19 at Coronado High School, some members of the crowd threw tortillas at the players from the visiting Escondido high school. As a result, Coronado High School has been placed on probation through the end of the 2024 school year and the Islanders boys’ basketball team will not host postseason contests at the section, regional or state levels through the 2023 school year. All other teams in the Coronado High School athletic program will not host postseason contests at the section, regional or state levels until all Coronado administrators, athletic director, coaches and players complete a sportsmanship workshop that includes a component of racial/culturTURN TO INCIDENT ON 6
Racing enthusiasts plan monument for Carlsbad landmark By Steve Puterski and Jordan P. Ingram
VISTA — Once a hotspot for international motorsports racing and diehard gearheads, the Carlsbad Raceway will be permanently memorialized with a monument near the original raceway grounds, it was announced during a June 22 ceremony in Vista. The monument site, located at Keystone Innovation Industrial Park on the border between Carlsbad and Vista, will overlook the former raceway and is directly in front of two popular Vista breweries, Eppig Brewing and Dogleg Brewing Company. The project will break ground immediately and is expected to be completed by summer 2022. Filmmaker Todd Huffman came up with the idea for a monument in 2010 after completing his
LOCAL FILMMAKER Todd Huffman and Vista Mayor Judy Ritter stand next to a rendering of the Carlsbad Raceway Monument project on June 22 in Vista. The monument, on the Carlsbad-Vista border, will overlook the former raceway, which closed in 2004. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram
documentary, “Carlsbad USGP:1980 — One Day of Magic,” on legendary motocross rider Marty Moates. The film takes an inside look at Marty’s unexpected victory of the U.S.
Grand Prix of Motocross in 1980 at Carlsbad Raceway, which was broadcast on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” Huffman later teamed up with David Moates, Mar-
ty's brother, and Scott Cox to brainstorm the monument project. After spending roughly 10 years finding a suitable location, the group of friends and longtime race enthusiasts was finally able to secure a spot in Vista. “It’s the perfect location overlooking the raceway property,” said Vista Mayor Judy Ritter during her speech at the event. “We are excited to watch this progress.” The monument, a 1,300-square-foot tribute to motocross, drag racing, sportscars and skateboarding, is owned by the Encinitas-based Road 2 Recovery nonprofit, which provides financial assistance to action sports athletes who’ve suffered debilitating injuries. Road 2 Recovery is TURN TO RACEWAY ON 9
A Vista group is hosting Shadows Across the Globe, a virtual international shadow puppet festival starting today and running through Sunday. Story on Page 18. Courtesy photo
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Locals star in Leukemia & Lymphoma Society research fundraising contest By Staff
REGION — Lauren Phinney of San Marcos and Jeff Peters of San Diego were named the winners of this year’s Woman & Man of the Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s San Diego Chapter. They raised $135,502 and $130,984, respectively, to support LLS’s goal to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. During a spirited, 10week fundraising period, candidates across the county competed in honor of two local blood cancer survivors: Girl of the Year Jocelyn Croxen of San Marcos and Boy of The Year Liam Vest of Chula Vista. The 11 candidates and their teams raised a total of $693,676, a new record for San Diego, for LLS’s mission. Candidates and their campaign teams were judged solely on virtual fundraising success this campaign season, each dollar counting as one vote. Lauren Phinney, San Diego’s newest Woman of the Year, met countless families facing a blood cancer diagnosis over the years as a morning anchor for KUSI News and decided to use her platform to do something good for others. The community rallied behind her goodwill — and helped to make an incredible impact. “I really did my research before I decided I was going to accept this nomination. Since 2017, LLS funded 85% of FDA approved treatments,” Phinney said. Candidates Amy Solomon of San Marcos, and Derek Dawson of San Diego were each named First Runner-Up in the Woman and Man of the Year titles,
Man pleads guilty in Escondido teen’s hit-and-run death By City News Service
VISTA — A man who struck and killed a 17-yearold girl with his SUV in Escondido last summer, then drove off, pleaded guilty July 6 to a felony hit-andrun charge. Paul Anthony Lissona, 30, of Escondido, is slated to be sentenced Sept. 16 in connection with the death of Kirsten Rain Tomlinson. Tomlinson was with three friends when she was struck June 6, 2020, at about 12:35 a.m. on Mesa Rock Road near Mesa Ranch Drive by a vehicle heading northbound at high speed. She died at the scene, despite efforts by her friends and nearby neighbors to render aid, according to the California Highway Patrol. The California Highway Patrol called on the public to be on the lookout for a white Toyota Highlander with front-end damage in connection with the fatality. A citizen's tip led to Lissona's arrest the day after the teen was killed.
LAUREN PHINNEY, a morning news anchor on KUSI and a San Marcos resident, raised over $135,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Courtesy photo
respectively. Special recognition was also given to candidates and teams that raised more than
$50,000: Team For A Cure led by Lauren Phinney, Team Kevin led by Charlene Ewell, Team Linda’s Light led by Sandra Shebani, Team Strong Like Bull led by Jeff Peters, and Team TAP: Taking Action for Patients, led by Amy Solomon. The award for Community Involvement went to Phinney’s Team For A Cure. “Congratulations to our winners, and to all of our candidates and campaign team members who participated in this year’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign,” said Kathlene Seymour LLS SOCAL-Hawaii Executive Director. “These exceptional volunteers are all relentless and determined individuals and leaders in their communities. Together, we are getting closer to LLS’s goal of a world without blood cancer.”
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With vaccinations completed, Dan the Clydesdale will again visit residents in Escondido. At roughly 1,900 pounds and 18.1 hands (or more than 6 feet tall), Dan is a beloved 19-year-old visitor to Redwood Terrace senior living community. The horse belongs to Kathy Thistlethwaite, daughter of Redwood Terrace resident Joyce Hartman. When he’s not visiting his favorite older adults, he currently serves as Thistlethwaite’s mounted archery horse. Courtesy photo
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The grandparent scam: Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim
By Summer Stephan
magine receiving a call late at night, possibly after you’ve already gone to bed. You answer the phone and a frantic-sounding voice breathlessly says, “Grandma! Thank God you picked up! I’ve been arrested! I need help or I’m going to jail!” You reply, “David, is that you?” not quite sure which grandchild might be on the line. “Yes! Please help!” This is the beginning of the grandparent scam. Sometimes, the imposter has details obtained from your actual grandchild’s social media posts and may mention them to sound more convincing. Then, the scammer might hand the phone over to another bad actor who pretends to be a police officer, an attorney, or a bail bondsman. Nearly always, the scammer begs you not to contact mom or dad. Seniors have long been a favorite target of con artists who will stop at nothing to swindle them. With the onset of COVID-19, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other law enforcement agencies have reported an uptick in “grandparent scams” — a type of imposter fraud in which scammers impersonate a grandchild who is suddenly in trouble and needs money, fast. While there are a number of variations of the grandparent scam, they typically involve a call from a supposed grandchild who claims to have been arrested, stranded in a foreign country, involved in an accident, or is in some other dire
circumstance. Falling victim to these scams is more common than you might think. Between 2015 and 2020, the FTC received more than 91,000 reports of these types of scams. In March, two men pleaded guilty to running a grandparent scam in Ohio in which they swindled numerous victims of nearly $384,000 in just one month in 2020. The plea is always the same: If you don’t find a way to send money now, the “grandchild” is going to be in a whole lot more trouble. Of course, the scam artist immediately provides you with detailed instructions on how to supply the money: gift cards, pre-paid cash cards, wiring instructions to an overseas bank; in short, any type of payment that is impossible to trace back to the con artist. More frightening is a new collection tactic reported recently by the FBI: scammers who send couriers or rideshare companies to their victims’ homes in order to collect cash. The scam is designed to exploit your love for your family, and it all unfolds so quickly and convincingly. So, how can seniors avoid falling victim to these scams? • Resist the urgency of the moment. Tell the “grandchild” you will call them back — preferably at a known number rather than the number from which they are calling. • Contact another family member to confirm the whereabouts of the grand-
child and determine whether the call is legitimate. Ignore pleas to keep the matter secret from parents or other relatives. • Don’t volunteer information. If a caller says, “It’s me, your granddaughter,” don’t say a name. Wait for the caller to say it. • Beware of urgent requests for funds, especially to pay things like bail, lawyer fees or auto impound expenses. • Be suspicious of requests that urgently needed payments be made via wire transfer or gift/cash cards. Be even more suspicious of a request that you withdraw cash from your bank for pickup at your home. • Don’t panic no matter how dramatic the situation sounds. Scammers are more likely to succeed when you are distracted or emotional. • Never give out personal information such as bank account or credit card numbers to anyone who calls you. • If you suspect a scam, simply hang up. • If you’ve been scammed, report it to law enforcement or the FTC. Protecting our seniors from these insidious scams takes on new urgency given their recent increase during the pandemic. If you are not a senior but have parents or relatives who are, have a conversation with them about cons that target seniors in general, and this scam in particular. Summer Stephan is District Attorney of San Diego County.
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state legislative bill that could have killed rooftop solar installation in California is now itself dead, but the issue that sparked it lives on, now left to be resolved by a state commission that has long been a utility company lapdog. That’s the reality today, after the demise of AB 1139, a bill that would have broken promises made by the state to all California residents with rooftop solar panels providing energy for themselves and others. The remaining issue won’t be easy to resolve fairly, and the state Public Utility Commission’s habit of giving utilities whatever they want means this eventual “solution” will likely tilt neither toward rooftop solar owners nor other electric consumers who help subsidize them, but figures to favor companies like Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric. That is what the PUC so far indicates. Here’s the issue, as summarized by the often ham-handed Lorena Gonzalez, the Democratic assemblywoman who authored AB 1139, a measure that could have been almost as clumsy and destructive as her previous AB 5. That one attacked the state’s gig economy until it was mostly rescinded by her legislative colleagues. “Right now,” Gonzalez griped while her bill was still alive, “the way we’re subsidizing rooftop solar, the people who are bearing the brunt of it are the people who don’t have solar or will never have it.” She was correct, up to a point. Rooftop solar owners who produce more energy than they use can sell that power to the overall grid in their region, with the ever-increasing price of that juice paid by all other consumers. What Gonzalez ignores, of course, is that if electricity consumers weren’t buying power from rooftop solar owners, the companies that serve them would have to buy it elsewhere. And the same consumers would pay — very likely more than they now pay to rooftop solar owners. This wouldn’t bother the utility companies a bit. They love big solar thermal power farms located in the sunniest parts of the state — the far reaches of California’s deserts. The utilities generally don’t own those solar farms, but they do own the transmission lines that bring their energy to cities they serve.
For every dollar they spend building those lines (with customer money), the utilities get between 10% and 14% profit, depending on the PUC’s whim. Essentially, Gonzalez sought to cut what rooftop solar owners are paid in order to let other electric users’ rates drop a little. Except they would not drop, because cutting what rooftop owners get would remove much of the incentive for installing panels and lead the utilities to buy more from desert solar farms and build more transmission lines to handle the new supply. So consumers’ rates would actually rise if Gonzalez eventually gets her way, likely now via a PUC ruling that’s due sometime in the next year. What’s the equitable way to resolve this? Here’s one suggestion: Lower the excess power price paid to new rooftop owners, but not enough to remove the incentive to install. Don’t mess with what current rooftop owners are paid — that would be breaking promises made to them by the state. This kind of compromise would save other consumers a bit on their rates, while also not forcing them to subsidize as many new transmission lines and the huge profits they bring the utilities. Will anyone listen to this kind of reasoning? Probably not. For the labor union and utility lobbyists pushing for less rooftop energy and more new transmission lines want to remove all incentive to install panels. They usually don’t have to work very hard to get their way with the PUC. And if that’s the inclination of the PUC’s five commissioners, there won’t be much consumers can do about it. Many of those consumers successfully lobbied legislators to kill AB 1139, but the PUC is not subject to the same tactic because its members serve fixed sixyear terms and are all but impossible to remove. Which means the death of the latest inept Gonzalez bill was likely only a Pyrrhic victory for consumers … they won the immediate battle but are quite likely to ultimately lose this war. Email Thomas Elias at email@example.com.
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San Marcos moving forward with Community Choice Energy By Tigist Layne
SAN MARCOS — The San Marcos City Council reviewed its draft Community Choice Energy (CCE/CCA) Technical Feasibility Study during its June 22 meeting, directing staff to move forward with the next steps and explore governance options. CCE, also known as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), is an alternative to traditional investor-owned utilities such as SDG&E. Municipal aggregation entities, such as Clean Energy Alliance in Carlsbad, Solana Beach and Del Mar,
purchase power on behalf of their customers with the goal to lower costs, allow consumers greater control of their energy mix and offer a cleaner power supply to satisfy community priorities. The city partnered with Escondido and Vista to conduct the study, and if the three cities choose to move forward, a CCE program would be implemented. According to the study, a CCE program with the partner cities is financially feasible for all three cities. “CCA customer bills are predicted to be 2% lower than forecasted SDG&E
total bills for the first 5-years of CCA operation,” the feasibility study said. The cities will soon decide to either enter into a CCE program together or move forward with their own individual CCE programs. “Establishing a VSME (Vista San Marcos Escondido) Partner CCA reduces start-up costs compared with each VSME City establishing its own program and provide economy of scale savings,” the study said. “Under a VSME Partner CCA Program, electricity cost savings are estimated at $9.3 million per year over
the next ten years for residents and businesses located within the Cities.” The council heard three public comments on the issue. “Local control means expediting the Climate Action goals for San Marcos,” said Alan Geraci from the North County Sierra Club. “This is a tool that will enable you to start exceeding the Climate Action goals.” Joe Britton from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) assured the council that they will continue providing service to customers who choose to stay with them. “SDG&E respects our
customers’ right to choose the energy provider or program that best fits their needs, so whichever path the city chooses, SDG&E will continue to operate a clean, safe and reliable grid to deliver energy to all of our customers,” Britton said. Council members all agreed that moving forward with a CCE is the best option for San Marcos. “The climate crisis is unfolding before our eyes,” Councilman Randy Walton said. “The way to really attack this problem is to attack it at its source, and that is where we get our power
from… The urgency of the moment demands that we act.” “As we move forward on this, the driving forces should be the reliability of power for our community and meeting our Climate Action Plan goals,” Councilman Ed Musgrove said. The cities must file an implementation plan by Dec. 31, 2021. The City Council also approved an ordinance establishing procedures to prequalify contractors and to debar contractors, as well as an ordinance modifying provisions to suspend or revoke tobacco licenses.
Escondido Legends for 2021 named
Ruling favors state in SONGS lawsuit
By Samantha Nelson
ESCONDIDO — The Escondido History Center’s Escondido Legends Committee is honored to announce the 2021 Escondido Forever Legends. Jack Raymond has again sponsored the 2021 Escondido Legends community honorarium program. His generous $10,000 donation ensures a $1,000 honorarium and additional awards to selected outstanding seniors from high schools in Escondido. Each Escondido Legend honorarium will be presented in the name of the eight 2021 Escondido Forever Legends in an October 2021 ceremony at the Santa Fe Depot in Grape Day Park. The 2021 Escondido Forever Legends are: • Max and Viola Atilano • The Baker family • Marv and Carilyn Gilbert • Helen Heller • Lefty Mitchell • Rube Nelson • Bud Quade • George and Cynthia Weir The Escondido History Center and the Escondido Legends Committee (Don Anderson, Norm Barnhard, Teddy Borja, Mike Dietz, Robin Fox, and Tom Humphrey) are looking forward to the third year of this program culminating in an honorarium ceremony in October. Traditionally, more than 5,000 yearly visitors yearly enjoy the Escondido History Museum in the Santa Fe Train Depot, Pullman passenger train car with a H.O. model railroad train display inside and other historical artifacts and buildings in Grape Day Park. The museum and Pullman train car are open, free to the public, on Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. Additional Docents are needed to open the Santa Fe Train Depot to the public on additional afternoons. If you could spare one afternoon or more a month, experienced docents will train you and answer questions. Contact the Escondido History Center at (760) 7438207 or escondidohistory. org.
PALOMAR HEALTH in June announced that it was switching to a new emergency care provider, ending a 40-year relationship with Vituity Healthcare & Medical Staffing Services. Courtesy photo
Palomar responds to concerns over emergency care change By Tigist Layne
ESCONDIDO — Palomar Health leadership is responding to doctors and critics of the hospital’s decision to switch to a new emergency care provider who say that the change will reduce staffing, which will increase doctor workload and reduce the quality of care. The hospital announced on June 21 that they “have reached an understanding with Emergent Medical Associates (EMA) and Benchmark to provide emergency physicians, hospitalists, intensivists and related support personnel for Palomar Medical Centers in Escondido and Poway beginning in August 2021.” The new agreement means an end to the hospital’s arrangement with Vituity Healthcare & Medical Staffing Services, a medical group that has managed Palomar’s emergency care for more than 40 years. “The proposal submitted by EMA was chosen based on their established best practices to improve care efficiency through the use of advanced dashboards and statistical analysis. Using their proven model, EMA will de-
crease patient wait times, shorten discharge times and improve diagnostic testing processes among other positive throughput changes,” said a representative for Palomar Health. Palomar’s original statement about the change indicated that this move was also about saving money. “Our community and patients expect us to be good stewards of our resources,” said Diane Hansen, Palomar’s chief executive officer. “EMA’s proposal allows us to retain our staff, plus reinvest saved resources to upgrade patient care.” A representative for Palomar Health told The Coast News that patient safety will remain a top priority and patient lives will never be put at risk. “The volume of patients per physician will remain the same and will be closely monitored to ensure quality outcomes. Physicians will not be asked to see more patients than is safe,” Palomar Health said. Regarding the sentiment that medical doctors may be replaced by physicians assistants, Palomar Health said that is not the case.
“There are no plans to replace an MD with a PA or any other allied health professional (AHP). This accusation is false and stemmed from an initial example that EMA presented to the medical team without knowledge of our current staffing. Once the medical staff voiced their concerns, the draft was eliminated and a plan that mirrors our current staffing practices was proposed and will be implemented. The medial staff will continue to have oversight of staffing models to ensure quality.” “Although a tough decision, Palomar Health must continually look for ways to improve patient care and address staff concerns. This transition will provide the hospital system an opportunity to treat patients with the highest quality of care in the most efficient manner,” the hospital said. EMA and Benchmark gave the more than 100 affected doctors through last Wednesday to decide whether or not they intend to leave Vituity for the new group. According to reports, the majority of those doctors that would be affected have not yet signed on.
REGION — A Los Angeles judge has issued a tentative ruling in favor of the California Coastal Commission after a local environmental organization sued the agency for its issuance of a permit allowing the dismantlement of a former San Diego County nuclear plant. The state commission issued a coastal development permit to Southern California Edison in 2019 to allow for the deconstruction of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The permit was granted as long as it adheres to 18 special conditions that would make the project consistent with Coastal Act policies. The Samuel Lawrence Foundation (SLF), an environmental advocacy group based in Del Mar, challenged the Coastal Commission’s decision shortly after the permit was issued. According to the foundation, the California Coastal Commission abused its discretion when it issued the permit for SONGS deconstruction by not analyzing the “individual and cumulative impacts of destroying the spent fuel pools, or the environmental benefits of retaining the spent fuel pools, or using alternative spent fuel repackaging options.” Specifically, the petition challenges that the analysis used to grant the coastal development permit was not adequate. After the recent June 16 hearing, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff issued a tentative ruling denying Samuel Lawrence Foundation’s petition. The environmental group argued that the commission failed to follow the law when it approved the permit through its requirement of Southern California Edison to submit annual reports updating the commission on potential opportunities for relocating the ISFSIs (independent spent fuel storage installation) that currently store spent nuclear fuel on-site. The petition filed by
SAMUEL LAWRENCE Foundation’s petition challenges that the analysis used to grant Edison a coastal development permit was not adequate. File photo
Samuel Lawrence Foundation also asserts that the permit allows the site to be decommissioned without ensuring that the SONGS canisters of spent fuel remain transportable. According to the judge’s analysis, it is not required to consider the individual and cumulative impacts because the project, defined as a new development project, is located in developed areas that are able to accommodate it. The court also found that Samuel Lawrence Foundation did not meet its burden of demonstrating error on any alleged failure of the California Coastal Commission regarding analyses of these impacts. “Southern California Edison has consistently maintained that the California Coastal Commission appropriately reached its unanimous decision granting the coastal development permit after rigorous analysis and review,” said John Dobken, public information officer for SONGS. “The dismantlement of SONGS continues to progress in a safe and timely manner.” Prior to the tentative ruling, Southern California Edison made a “good faith agreement” with SamTURN TO SONGS ON 7
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VCC has reopened its associated fitness center, Club 55, for seniors 55 and older at 448 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. A yearly membership costs $55 for seniors and hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (760) 6315000, ext. 7206.
KIDS’ DAY AT GARDEN
Alta Vista Botanical Gardens hosts the Kids in the Garden class “Making Music,” at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. July 10 at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive. Vista. Farmer Jones will lead the session with her autoharp. Kids make musical instruments and have a parade. Class fee is $5 per person, payable to Farmer Jones at class. Pre-registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 822-6824.
MOVIES AL FRESCO
The Carlsbad Village Association is hosting Flix at the Fountain again this summer on consecutive Thursday nights from July 11 to Aug. 19. Seating begins at 6 p.m. Families are invited to bring their low-backed chairs and blankets and claim their movie-watching spot early. Those who enjoy dinner al fresco can bring a picnic or purchase to-go meals from one of the local
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al sensitivity training and completion of game management training for all Coronado High School administrators and athletic directors. “While consequences are warranted for such an egregious action as throwing tortillas at a predominantly Latino team and the sanctions below are being levied on the athletic program at Coronado High School, we must all be aware that behavior does not normally change with sanctions alone,” the CIF statement continued. “The path towards real change comes with the development of empathy for those who are on the receiving end of this type of degrading and demeaning behavior, no matter the proffered intent of that behavior.” The administration of Coronado High has also been “strongly encouraged” to engage with the administration at Orange Glen High School to develop a positive relationship between the two school communities. Coronado Unified School District Superintendent Karl Mueller said last week that after reviewing audio and video accounts of the incident, no evidence had turned up requiring the
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SAN MARCOS BELGIAN Waffle Ride fair offers 70 vendors July 16-17, with the bicycle ride at 7 a.m. July 18. Belgian waffles and beer will be served at the finish line. Courtesy photo
eateries. You can even have pizza delivered to the Flicks at the Fountain lot. Friendly leashed dogs are welcome. All movies are rated G or PG unless otherwise noted.
MAKE YOUR OWN COMICS
Join the Little Fish Comics four-week comics workshop for ages 8 to 12 at 2 p.m. July 12 from the Escondido Library on Zoom. Create your own comic, develop characters and improve your technique. An art supply kit will be provided to those who register. Once registered, you will receive an email with more information. Register at smartbooking.escondido. org/Events/EventInfo POKER TIME
Tickets are available now for the Boys & Girls Club of Vista 3rd Annual Texas Hold ’Em Tourna-
ment. Participants will compete for 10 player prizes valued at $5,000. Tickets at https://bgcvista.ejoinme. org/Tickets. This year’s theme of Rock & Roll will help raise money for the club’s music programs.
HELP WITH COVID RESEARCH
San Diego Blood Bank is partnering with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, on a new research study involving plasma from donors who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The intent of the study is to test antibodies raised by COVID-19 vaccines found in the plasma of participants against new variants of the COVID-19 virus as they emerge. Contact meet.sandiegobloodbank.org/vaccine-research.
The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association announces the lineup for its 22nd annual presentation of Encinitas Cruise Nights, on the third Thursday through September, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on F Street, G Street and H Street along South Coast Hwy 101. The July 15 event will feature Secret Car Club, Loco Legend, Little Guys Car Club, The Bronco Club and JEJ Customs Inc. Car Club with live music from The Ramblin’ Sweethearts, FreeMartin Band, and The Retro Rocketts. More information at encinitas101.com.
BELGIAN WAFFLE RIDE
The North City, San Marcos Belgian Waffle Ride will host a fair from noon to 6 p.m. July 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 17 and the bicycle ride starts at 7 a.m. July 18. With a 132mile route with more than 12,000 feet of climbing and 50 miles of off-road terrain, the BWR will offer 70 vendors, a mile-long finishing circuit within its perimeter
Local NAACP wants T-shirt incident reinvestigated By City News Service
REGION — Following the June 30 decision by the California Interscholastic Federation to vacate the Coronado High School boys’ basketball team’s Division 4-A regional championship after some fans threw tortillas on the court, the NAACP San Diego Branch is calling on the CIF to reopen investigations into a similar incident earlier this year. Orange Glen’s predominantly Latino team lost, 60-57, in overtime to largely white Coronado High on June 19 at Coronado High School some members of the crowd threw tortillas at Orange Glen players. “A very similar incident occurred not long ago involving Cathedral Catholic High School, in which Cathedral Catholic foot-
ball players wore T-shirts with ‘Catholics vs Convicts III’ and posted images of players wearing these shirts on social media,” said Francine Maxwell, president of the NAACP San Diego Branch. “The racist message conveyed by the Cathedral Catholic player was as offensive as the tortilla incident at Coronado High School.” On the day Cathedral Catholic and Lincoln High played each other in April, players and coaches at Lincoln High learned a Cathedral player for the private school shared social media posts showing someone wearing a shirt that read “Catholics vs. Convicts III.” Another post showed Cathedral players making a gang sign. The San Diego City Conference placed Cathedral Catholic High’s foot-
ball coach on a two-game suspension and placed the team on probation for two years after investigating two social media posts. Maxwell is calling on the CIF to reopen an investigation into the incident and apply stricter sanctions. The Cathedral Catholic shirts reference a controversial slogan and shirt made by fans of Notre Dame University before they played powerhouse rivals University of Miami in 1988. “We seek equity for the Lincoln community by requesting that the CIF and (San Diego City) Conference reconsider the sanctions for Cathedral Catholic High School in light of the appropriate sanctions imposed on Coronado High School,” Maxwell said.
school to forfeit the game. In a three-page letter sent to California Interscholastic Federation executive director Ron Nocetti on June 25, Mueller responded to calls by activists and others for Coronado to forfeit the game. “In the first-person accounts, audio and video that we have reviewed to date, we have seen no evidence of antagonization by the
players actions or behaviors that justify forfeiting the game,” Mueller wrote. “The young men on the court played hard, fairly and earned the championship win.” NBC7 has reported that a Coronado alumnus, Luke Serna, said he brought the tortillas to the game and denied that the act had a racist component. He said he was evoking a tradition
at UC Santa Barbara, which he also attended. “The tossing of tortillas is used as a celebratory action by the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at various sporting events including basketball and soccer,” Serna said. The incident received national attention, with investigations being conducted and public meetings held by school district boards in
VETS’ GOLF CHALLENGE
Operat ionGa meOn encourages you to register now for its 15th annual Cup Challenge on the driving range at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 16, with plenty of chances to make a holein-one, food, beverages, live music and a chance to meet veterans. Register at https://operationgameon. org/. OperationGameOn provides golf for veterans’ rehab. SUMMER LIBRARY FUN
The Escondido Public Library offers its Summer Virtual Activity Challenge 2021: “Tails & Tales” through Aug. 8 for all ages. Read for fun. Earn prizes. Free virtual events. Sign up and log your activities at escondidolibrary.org/summer. MORE TRAINS
Effective June 28, three roundtrips will be added to the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner between San Diego and Los Angeles. Service modifications include restoration of the schedule after health measure shutdowns. For the latest information, visit pacificsurfliner.com/schedules. San Diego County. Coronado coach J.D. Laaperi was fired by the Coronado Unified School District Governing Board in an emergency meeting June 22. The Escondido Union High School District board, at a special meeting June 24, passed a resolution denouncing racism and racial discrimination, and affirming its support for equity, safety and well-being of all students. Dozens of Orange Glen supporters marched along Orange Avenue in Coronado on June 26, some carrying a large Mexican flag. They decried what they saw as a racist act and called for the team to forfeit the game. Sen. Ben Hueso on June 24 called on the CIF to revoke Coronado High’s regional championship in response to the incident. “This intentional act was designed to be racist and should not now, nor ever, be tolerated,” Hueso, D-Chula Vista, wrote in a letter to Nocetti and the leaders of the San Diego Section. “Failure to impose swift and appropriate justice will become a tacit endorsement of the act itself by the CIF and violate CIF’s own principles of ethical character-building for student athletes.”
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Throwing in the towel
ummertime … and the livin’ is getting messy. It’s a modus operandi that rather creeps up on you until you suddenly find yourself sitting in front of the TV surrounded by two weeks’ worth of empty corn chip bags, cups with sticky straws akimbo, sweatshirts, four colors of flip-flops and probably an empty ice cream container or two. The embarrassing part is I can’t blame it on my children anymore. This would not happen in the winter. I can’t entirely explain why. But right now, there is a growing presence of what I like to call the “Scarlett O’Hara Syndrome.” Given a choice these days, I would rather “think of it tomorrow.” And “it” begins to cover more and more ground. My first hint struck when I started to sort and fold the laundry. My momma taught me to fold towels a certain tri-fold way. Hence, I even fold the washcloths before I stack them in the basket beside the shower. It’s something I just do. But by mid-June, I found myself tossing the clean washcloths into the basket in a heap, and deviltake-the-hindmost. It’s summer and I have leisure activities to attend to. Shocking, I know Next there is the pile of used socks that have been on my floor for three weeks. They date from the day I stopped wearing shoes and went straight for my sandals. I could pick them up and put them in the dirtyclothes basket. I could even wash them, and I probably will, somewhere near the end of August. Summertime syndrome means dressing for comfort. I have three sets of jeans that don’t seem to make it back into a drawer or over a hanger these days. One pair is for when I need to look presentable. One pair is for when I want to be really comfortable and the third is for serious summer projects that usually involve dirt and paint. I did manage to toss in a pile of wet beach towels I stepped over for two days. It seems I haven’t hit the moldy-towel level of nonchalance quite yet, but it could happen. If you are slipping into the same sweet, slow, summertime syndrome, relax, enjoy and blame it on the weather. You’ll snap out of it right after you take the kids shopping for school supplies. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who still does dishes … sometimes. Contact her at email@example.com.
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CEA keeping tabs on summer heat Drought may impact region’s energy rates By Steve Puterski
REGION — The summer heat is keeping the Clean Energy Alliance on its toes as the Community Choice Aggregation program keeps a watchful on the rates. CEA Executive Director Barbara Boswell updated the board during its June 24 meeting, also reporting on the state of hydroelectric power, the budget, expansion and exit fees. Also, CEA Chairwoman Kristi Becker said Solana Beach, San Elijo Joint Powers Authority (water) and the Encina Water Authority upgraded to the Green Impact plan, which is the 100% renewable energy option. Also, the board discussed the recent feasibility study between Escondido, San Marcos and Vista, which was conducted by EES Consulting, who performed the study for Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside and Encinitas several years ago. “The power supply costs are based on actual executed contracts and forward price curves,” Boswell said. “There are concerns over summer reliability. We have sufficient revenue to cover our budget. We will need to evaluate, starting for next calendar year, to adjust our rates to recover (any) costs.” Boswell said the energy market has seen price increases over the past six months, citing the recent heat wave. However, the heat wave did not result in any shortages. Boswell also said the Texas winter event, where the state grid crashed and prices skyrocketed, is impacting CEA rates, along with natural gas prices. Additionally, California’s statewide drought has brought challenges to hydroelectric power as dams across the state and Lake Mead in Nevada are at or nearing historic lows. The less water in those
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uel Lawrence Foundation by promising to follow its current decommissioning schedule and not performing any additional work on the spent fuel pools for at least 90 days. “The facts clearly show that the Commission was thorough in its analysis, thoughtful in its review and correct in its decision to approve the coastal development permit to safely dismantle SONGS," Dobken said. The judge has 90 days until he must render his final decision on the case.
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dams flowing through the turbines results in less water pressure and a drop in electricity production. Boswell said the CEA is also keeping tabs on the Diablo Canyon Unit 2 nuclear facility in Central California, which shut down several months ago due to an electrical issue on the non-nuclear side of the plant, according to Pacific Gas & Electric. The board also discussed expansion as Boswell said the County of San Diego has expressed interest, along with the three North County cities as possible members. Becker, though, said some of the conclusions didn’t make sense. Additionally, she said the CEA has a policy in place for new member municipalities, so it would likely be a benefit to those cities. “I feel that some conclusions were hard to understand,” Becker added. “We have a policy for our new members. I can’t see how a whole third CCE would be a positive.” Ty Tosdal, of Tosdal APC and CEA’s lawyer, reported on legislative happenings, notably the demise of Assembly Bull 1139 by Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego). The bill sought to reform the net energy metering program for residential rooftop solar. However, solar companies and residents flooded the legislature with objections, thus killing the bill. Another bill being championed by the CCA’s is Senate Bill 612 would address the power charge indifference adjustment (PCIA), otherwise known as exit fees, Tosdal said. Proponents, such as CEA, say their customers are still responsible for power supply commitments even though they are no longer with a utility. The bill’s June 30 committee hearing has been postponed, according to the legislature’s website. “This bill is providing a process for which CCA can access power from the utility portfolio,” Tosdal said. “We’d have to pay for it … but it alleviates pressure of finding power.” Though the ruling was unfavorable to Samuel Lawrence Foundation, the environmental group still maintains some hope that the ruling will turn in their favor. “This isn’t over,” said SLF Associate Director Chelsi Sparti. “The judge took our points under submission and the case is ongoing.” According to Sparti, the foundation is supportive of the plant’s decommissioning but wants to make sure it is done safely. “The California Coastal Commission has not given us those assurances,” Sparti said.
of San Marcos, TrueCare’s president and CEO, with their high-profile Leadership Award at its 2021 Celebration of Business.
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The Palomar Community College District will be led by Star Rivera-Lacey, who is returning to Palomar as superintendent/ president. Rivera-Lacey is currently vice president of student services at the San Diego College of Continuing Education.
• Named to the Bucknell University dean's list were Carly Irvine of San Marcos and Renee Shahnazarian of San Diego. • On the honor roll at Oregon State University were Zareena A. Bokhari, Ashley J. Brewer, Olivia B. Carney, Adeline R. Hull and Allison N. Kelly of Carlsbad; David J. Conkle, Stephanie D. Conkle, Andrew S. Greenwood and Ian K. Hewett of Escondido; Jaime F. Justo, Viktor D. Medvinsky and Mick R. Shipman of Oceanside; and Isaiah J. McGuire, Brianna D. Noble and Hope S. Sims of Vista. • Jace Phillips of Carlsbad and Ford Boock of Oceanside, earned academic honors from Wyoming Seminary (Pa.). • Hannah Cosgrove of San Diego earned dean’s list honors at The University of Tampa for the spring 2021 semester. • Marcella Archambeault of San Marcos, majoring in CIS-Neuroscience Studies, was named to the College of the Holy Cross spring 2021 dean’s list. ON THEIR WAY
• Navin Bose of Carlsbad earned a BA, Media Arts Production; William Edwards of Del Mar earned a Creative Writing BFA; and Danielle McLean of Solana Beach graduated with a BS, Marketing Communication from Emerson College in Boston. • At Hamilton College
STAR RIVERA-LACEY was appointed superintendent/president of Palomar Community College District. Courtesy photo FOUNDATION BOARD GROWS
on May 22, Emily Midgley of San Diego graduated with magna cum laude honors in creative writing and theatre; Stephanie Milam of Carlsbad creative writing; and Sajan Palanki of Encinitas, economics and mathematics received bachelor of arts degrees with departmental honors in economics. • Miryam Sullivan of San Diego earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Valdosta State University. • Vista native Cynthia Castaneda graduated with a BSN in Nursing from Bradley University in May.
ket, in Vista and Escondido • Civic Health Leader of the Year: Kristin Gaspar of Palomar Health. • Project Access Volunteer Physician of the Year: Varuna Raizada, MD of La Jolla • Project Access Facility of the Year: Core Orthopaedic of Encinitas • Project Access Partner of the Year: TrueCare of San Marcos • Project Access Medical Interpreter of the Year: Holly Araya • Champion of the Year: Dhruvil Gandhi, M.D. of Scripps
AAA BEST GARAGE
Furgerson’s Garage, at 807 2nd St., Encinitas, was awarded by AAA’s Best in Auto Repair 2021, beating 7,000 competing AAA approved auto repair shops in the nation. Visit furgersons.com, open Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (760) 436-3337. HEALTH VOLUNTEER KUDOS
Champions for Health (CFH), a local health nonprofit will honor volunteer service to the CFH Project Access San Diego (PASD) program July 10. Honorees include: • President’s Award: Northgate Gonzalez Mar-
ASHTON TO CHAMBER PANEL
Scott Ashton, the CEO of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Western Association of Chamber Executives. The association is designed to promote and enhance professional development of chamber of commerce executives and is the largest state or regional association of chamber of commerce executives in the United States.
The San Diego Foundation expanded its team of experts with the recent hiring of Jason Rogers, of Carmel Valley. Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Point Loma Nazarene University, and is a graduate of The Wharton School, Securities Industry Institute. BEST QUALITY
Vista Irrigation District’s tap water quality report shows it meets all federal and state safe drinking water standards. The entire report is available at vidwater.org/2021-consumer-confidence-report. COVID RENT ASSISTANCE
Alliance for Regional Solutions County of San Diego reminds residents about the COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program. The county’s 2021 Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance Program helps eligible households in qualifying areas who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides payment assistance for renters who need help with rent and KUDOS FOR TRUECARE utilities. Applications will The North San Diego be accepted until funds are Business Chamber has hon- no longer available. Apply ored Michelle D. Gonzalez, at sandiegocounty.gov.
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Padres Game Day A Huge Hit With Silvergate Residents Eager To Return To Exciting Events SAN MARCOS – July 9, 2021 - Silvergate San Marcos – the area’s premier senior living community – hit a home run last week with their first big off-site event since hunkering down at the start of the pandemic, as residents and guests ventured out into downtown San Diego for last week’s Padres Game against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park. Seniors from Silvergate were escorted in style by private bus to the impressive stadium where they were greeted with fanfare and ushered to their private, reserved space on the Pacifico Porch overlooking third base. Their bird’s eye view of the ballfield gave them a thrilling look at one of the first games of the season. The afternoon was filled with cheering, laughing, and dancing in the aisles, as residents and staff enjoyed each other's company while rooting for the Padres. The event was flanked by the gametime bell being rung by the youngest of fans and the action coming from the Padres commentator booth just overhead. The community spared no expense to treat residents to a complete game day experience with a ballpark-catered luncheon of barbecue pork and chicken sliders, creamy macaroni and cheese cups, roasted red potatoes, good old-fashioned hotdogs and plenty of ballpark snacks. For comfort, custom-made Silvergate seat cushions were provided to everyone as souvenirs from game day and lots of raffle prizes were handed out throughout the game, including official Padres’ jerseys, decks of baseball player cards and keepsake Padres’ pins.
Silvergate San Marcos resident, Else Rondinelli, cheers on the Padres with her game day guest, Mike Coleman, at the community’s recent outing to the baseball game at Petco Park in San Diego.
Residents Happy To Be Emerging From Quarantine “I am so ready to enjoy life again and I enjoyed the Padres game so much,” said Chuck Rabel, a Silvergate San Marcos resident. “This outing was incredibly well organized down to the smallest detail. It was such an enjoyable day.” “I loved having the opportunity to go to a ballgame in person. It was a wonderful excursion outside the San Marcos area,” said Else Rondinelli, who recently became a resident of Silvergate. “We’re constantly being invited out of our apartments to enjoy all of the amazing events and activities they put on here. I don’t have to plan things because Silvergate does it for me. We’re so glad to be here.”
Events and Activities Gearing Up At Silvergate Re-introducing fun and a sense of normalcy has been top priority for the staff and caregivers at Silvergate. For months, the senior living community’s Activities Team has been dreaming up a long list of creative things for residents to do in preparation for the day when opening up more widely became possible. “We are beyond excited to finally be taking residents out to our more traditional high-profile events,” said Judy Salazar-Soto, Activities Director for Silvergate San Marcos. “Our residents have been so patient throughout the last year of waiting for San Diego county to re-open. We’re so glad to be planning exciting events like this for them again.” Next up on Silvergate’s event line-up are beer tasting at Stone Brewery in August, a Luncheon Yacht Cruise through San Diego bay in September, and a holiday trip to the Hotel Del Coronado in December. Learn More About Silvergate’s Events & Activities Roster With new activities showing up on the calendar every month, visitors are welcome to tour the community and pick up a sample Activities Calendar to check out all of the upcoming events at Silvergate San Marcos. The community is now scheduling both virtual and private in-person tours of its apartment homes and beautiful, boutique-style campus. For information, call David Nelson at (760) 744-4484. General information about the independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations at Silvergate can be found at SilvergateRR.com/SM. Silvergate is located at 1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA 92078. SPONSORED CONTENT
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LEGENDARY DRAG racer Tommy “The Watchdog” Allen stands next to his dragster on June 22 in Vista. Allen and his team broke the national speed record (212.76 mph) in April 1966 at Carlsbad Raceway. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram
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currently offering personalized engraved bricks for purchase to help support the project. “When Todd (Huffman) called and said, ‘Hey, I’m working on this,’ I said absolutely,” said Jimmy Button, co-founder of Road 2 Recovery. “Road 2 Recovery is so happy to be part of this. This is a meaningful place to a lot of people.” In 2000, Button was critically injured after he flipped over the handlebars of his motocross bike and broke his neck. Since the accident, But-
ton has regained most of his movement and helped start Road 2 Recovery to help other injured riders. The monument will incorporate stories from the raceway’s 40-year run, including its founding by Larry Grismer and Sandy Belond, who bought the property in 1961 and opened the raceway three years later. At first, the raceway featured only a dragstrip but motorcycle and auto races followed shortly thereafter. Sweden’s Bengt Aberg, a two-time world champion, won the first international motocross race in 1969 at
Carlsbad Raceway. The same year, legendary daredevil Evel Knievel performed at the raceway — his only performance in San Diego County. Starting in 1973, Carlsbad Raceway hosted the annual U.S. Grand Prix of Motocross, attracting riders from across the world to coastal North County. Willie Bauer, of Germany, won the raceway’s inaugural event. In 1980, Marty Moates became the first American to win the race. But many Americans clinched the checkered flag after Marty’s historic win, including six-time American Motor-
SIX-TIME American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Motocross Champion Broc Glover holds up the original trophy he won at the 1984 U.S. Grand Prix of Motocross at Carlsbad Raceway. Glover, 61, was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame in 2000. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram
cyclist Association national champion Broc Glover. “We love this place,” said Glover, who won the 1984 U.S. Grand Prix at Carlsbad Raceway. “It was a tough motocross track. If you tried to override this track, it would come up and bite you.” In 1986, Ricky Johnson won the final U.S. Grand Prix of Motocross at Carlsbad Raceway. Johnson, who
grew up riding motorcycles in El Cajon and now teaches off-road driving techniques at military bases across the country, told The Coast News he just doesn’t want the raceway to be forgotten. “(Carlsbad Raceway) was a huge part of my life and I hate to see it just be pushed over with industrial buildings and nobody remembers what was once there,” Jonson said. “The
greatest races in the world were there.” In 2004, Marty Moates rode the final lap at Carlsbad and for decades, the legendary raceway was seemingly lost to overgrowth and industrial development — until now. For more information about the Carlsbad Raceway Monument Project and Road 2 Recovery, visit www.road2recovery.com.
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House passes bill proposing $20M for local infrastructure projects By Samantha Nelson
REGION — Millions of federal dollars could be coming to the 49th Congressional District after a huge infrastructure bill made it through the House of Representatives. Last Thursday, July 1, the House passed the INVEST in America Act, a $715 billion, comprehensive surface transportation and clean water bill that aims to create “good-paying jobs” that will rebuild and “reimagine” the nation’s roads, bridges, rail and other transit options as well as wastewater and drinking water
infrastructure according to sponsors of the bill. Rep. Mike Levin (D-San Juan Capistrano) explained that the House is required to reauthorize spending for roads and other infrastructure every several years. “This is something the House needed to pass to continue spending money on roads and other community projects,” Levin said, adding that the bill includes some “great wins” for the district. The bill proposes allocating $20 million for several local projects, including $12.5 million for upgrades to the Los Angeles – San Diego
– San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor (LOSSAN Corridor). The rail line currently sits within feet of the coastline on eroding cliffs and bluffs, which have caused several rail failures over the last two years. With the federal money, the project would design a way to completely remove the tracks from the eroding bluffs, and would also advance other technical analyses to help with design, environmental documents and public outreach. Also included in the bill is $4 million for a beautification project on North Coast
Highway 101 between A Street and La Costa Avenue in Leucadia, which would include a new curb, gutter, landscaping, buffered bicycle lanes, lane reconfiguration and four roundabouts. It also allocates $2.5 million to replace the existing two-lane bridge with a four-lane bridge and modify the road from two- to fourlanes on El Camino Real between Via de la Valle and San Dieguito Road. Another proposed local project in the bill allocates $820,368 for a sidewalk improvement project in Vista. The project would in-
stall frontage improvements like road widening, new curbs, gutters, driveways and ADA ramps at corners along the southside of Nevada Avenue from North Santa Fe to Lemon Avenue, and eastside of Lemon from Nevada to Raintree Place. The final project included in the bill is an amendment created by the San Diego Democratic delegation, of which Levin is a member, that aims to help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spend funding gained from the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to address
water pollution in the Tijuana River Valley. “This amendment would allow the EPA to spend funds more quickly,” Levin said. “We’re all frustrated waiting for the valley’s pollution to be addressed, so we want to make sure we’re doing all that we can to address it as soon as possible.” After passing the House, the bill must now go to the Senate. Levin said the House would work with Senate to keep the proposed infrastructure projects “critical” to the region in the legislation.
UCSD gets $3M to reduce Latino childhood obesity By City News Service
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Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland’s incoming board, from left, includes Sherry Luz (delegate), Karen Del Bene (membership co-director), Runa Gunnars (fundraising director), Jackie Huyck (public awareness director), Eden Weinberger (program director), Jennifer Luz-Olson (delegate), Melinda Jarrell (president), Lani Beltrano (membership co-director), Kaye Van Nevel (secretary), Pat Origlieri (treasurer) and Aleta Dirdo (assistant treasurer). Courtesy photo
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REGION — Researchers at UC San Diego, led by the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, will receive about $3 million to develop approaches to mitigate childhood trauma within the Latino community and reduce childhood obesity, officials said July 7. The funding is part of Gov. Gavin Newsom's California Comeback Plan and the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine. The study will systematically examine community, organizational, family and individual predictors of childhood obesity, including adverse childhood experience-related behaviors such as stress, anxiety,
reactivity and overeating. Adverse childhood experience is a term that describes potentially traumatic events that affect children, such as family violence, abuse or neglect. The researchers also intend to intervene on key behavioral targets for obesity such as self-regulatory skills, resiliency, diet and physical activity. Recommendations and best practices to address ACEs and resilience will be developed and disseminated to local, regional and state organizations at the study's conclusion. Childhood and adolescent obesity have reached epidemic levels in the United States, the researchers said, with an estimated 17% presenting with obe-
sity. Rates continue to rise, with older children more likely to experience obesity and at greater risk of becoming adults with obesity. The prevalence of childhood obesity varies among ethnic groups, age, sex, education levels and socioeconomic status. In a 2019 study, prevalence of obesity among Black (22%) and Hispanic (25.8%) children and adolescents ages 2-to-19 was higher than among both white (14.1%) and Asian (11%) children and adolescents. While the prevalence for obesity among girls was similar to overall percentages, Hispanic boys had a 28% higher prevalence of obesity than Black boys at 19%.
URGENT COMMUNITY ALERT
Law enforcement officials from across the county are warning the public about a sharp increase in overdose deaths connected to the highly potent and often deadly drug, fentanyl.
More than 230 people have died so far this year.
Fentanyl Powder can be found in any pill you buy on the street... or in cocaine... and can KILL you almost instantly.
FROM THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
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In Newark, Ohio, historic square comes full circle
t’s noon on an early-June Tuesday and it’s standing room only at Elliot’s Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen & Tap in downtown Newark, Ohio. It’s been only a handful of days since the state’s governor lifted all pandemic restrictions, and it looks like Elliot’s patrons are devouring deep-fried portobello mushrooms, Italian-Cuban sandwiches and street tacos with pre-pandemic abandon. It’s not just the end of pandemic restrictions that account for lunch-bunch enthusiasm. Elliot’s and other restaurants in Newark Square also are reveling in this historic district’s
hit the road e’louise ondash Including places like 1922 on the Square, owned by a fourth-generation restauranteur whose mouth-watering seared sea scallops with risotto and Moroccan Harissa Chicken are not standard Midwest fare. Still gotta have your pierogis? These are served with local vegetables from the nearby farmers market and a thyme velouté sauce. Business is so good at
DENISON UNIVERSITY’S new Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts in Granville, Ohio, brings all of the school’s performing arts under one roof. The facility provides the latest high-tech environment for students of dance, music and theater. Photo by E’Louise Ondash
comeback. Throughout the last decade, this central Ohio town of 50,000 in Licking County has brought people and businesses back to its core with freshly painted, multi-use buildings, new roundabouts and hardscape, abundant, colorful flower pots and hanging baskets, and a refurbished, National Historic Landmark courthouse that serves as the square’s centerpiece. Come the day after Thanksgiving, the ornate, 1878 building is illuminated with thousands of LED lights and becomes the focus of holiday celebrations. “This all didn’t get here by chance,” says Jeff Hall, Newark’s three-term mayor whose focus has been to transform Newark Square into a thriving social and business space. A Newark native who returned to the city after a 24-year hiatus in Florida, Hall worked in his father’s shoe store on the square – now a thriving coffee shop – and is the town’s biggest cheerleader. “(Before renovations) we solicited professionals for ideas,” says Hall from his second-floor office that overlooks the square. “We gathered groups and asked them what they wanted.” What residents got were “more trees and green space than we had before… and (second-floor) lofts that support the businesses. Weekdays used to be dead, but now there are waiting lines at restaurants.”
Snapshots Lounge in nearby Granville that owner Lucas Atwood built an addition and will open a second restaurant in Newark Square. “The day we broke ground for the addition we had to shut down because of COVID,” he tells us, but “Granville supported us through the pandemic (with take-out), so we were able to still do business.” The popular restaurant specializes in “American-style party food – where everyone brings something.” On the northeast corner of Newark Square is the Midland Theatre, built in 1928 and beautifully restored in 2002 with an $8.5 million donation from wealthy local businessman Dave Longaberger, founder of the Longaberger basket empire. “We tried to preserve the era – Art Deco,” says development coordinator Maryann Crist as she guides us through spaces big and small. In its heyday, stars such as Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis played here; today, the 1,200-seat theater hosts such names as Joan Baez, America, REO Speedwagon and Vince Gill. “We are experiencing a second Golden Age,” says Crist, who clearly loves this building and what it means to the community. And sometimes, like last February, it became more than a theater. Social distancing requirements could not be
met at the courthouse across the street for a trial that involved a robbery that escalated to murder. With its spacious auditorium and stage, the historic theater fit the bill. Suddenly, the stage that had hosted a real-life drama. “There were 20 officers stationed all over the theater,” remembers backstage technical guru Robin Pickenpaugh as he brings up video of the proceedings, and recalls seeing the defendant brought in through a backstage door. After less than a week, the two defendants were found guilty of multiple charges. Four blocks south is The Works, a unique Smithsonian-affiliated museum where kids and grownups can learn about local history, art, science and glassblowing through hands-on exhibits. THE ORNATE 1878 Licking County Courthouse is the centerpiece for Newark Square, the The Works not only is revitalized historic district in downtown Newark, Ohio. The city of 50,000 in central Ohio has jammed with exhibits in- been successful in bringing back people and business to the area. Photo by E’Louise Ondash doors, but offers a serene, green and free outdoor courtyard that features a statue (and corresponding indoor exhibit) of Jerrie Mock. In 1964, the Newark native became the first woman to fly a single-engine plane solo around the world. A short drive to the west is the National Heisey Glass Museum, the repository for a mind-bending collection of Heisey glass in an expansive, three-home complex that reflects Victorian, Arts and Crafts and Colonial Revival styles. The museum also is headquarters for Heisey Mon-Fri 7-5 Collectors of America, Sat. 7-3 1,300 members nationwide www.vistapaint.com who are passionate about this cut glassware, tableENCINITAS - 270-C N. El Camino Real 760.634.2088 ware and figurines, once ESCONDIDO - 602 N. Escondido Blvd. 760.839.9420 • VISTA - 611 Sycamore Ave.760.598.0040 manufactured in Newark.
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Cheers! unveils its top 5 beer-drinking holidays list cheers! north county
efore we can get to our list, we need to define the beer-drinking holiday. To qualify, it does not need to be an officially sanctioned federal holiday. A Beer Holiday is a day where, without actually looking at the sales numbers, you know a lot—a lot—of beer is being drunk, and we’re most likely doing it together. This is the first Officially Unofficial Cheers! Beer Holiday Top Five list:
1. St. Patrick’s Day: Synonymous with green beer (please don’t), shamrocks and drinking well beyond intoxication; the Feast of St. Patrick is actually the celebration of one Irish bishop’s success at converting Irish pagans to Christianity. According to wallethub.com, 13,000,000 pints of Guinness are drunk that day, and the average person has more than four beers. It is a worldwide holiday, and the clear No. 1.
ties to drink more beer and eat too many chicken wings. The most widely cited number I can find is 325.5 million gallons of beer is drunk by American’s on that day. That’s about 10 cans for every adult. Even more than all the beer drunk on the first Sunday in February, the year’s most-watched beer commercials will air during the game. Even the most hardened craft beer drinkers can appreciate the money spent to show us all 30 seconds of Clydesdales galloping through a river to deliver a case of beer to the firehouse.
bias, but the big reason the 4th lands at 3 is because it is common to start drinking early in the day. If you want the good spot on the sand near—but not too near—the bathrooms you need to set up the chairs early. That cooler won’t stay closed for long. Beer drinking starts in the morning and continues through fireworks. Pro tip: Take an early afternoon nap. 4. Cinco de Mayo: This commemoration of the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla has become popular in America as a celebration of Mexican-American culture, and as an opportunity to enjoy good Mexican-style lagers like Alesmith’s Sublime lager, a favorite of the team at I Like Beer the Podcast. With beer sales almost reaching Super Bowl numbers, this is truly a beer holiday.
2. Super Bowl: It used to only be an evening event, but in recent years, big game coverage has started at 6m. More than enough 3. Independence Day: of a reason for bars to open early and beer to start flow- The beach, barbecue and beer. I waffled here. ing. I thought maybe I was Then at night, we get together at Super Bowl par- being impacted by recency
5. Memorial Day & Labor Day (tied): The last Monday in May has been set aside to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Many Americans do so with a toast and gathering with friends and family celebrating those who serve and appreciating the time we have together. The first Memorial Day parade was held in 1867 in Rochester, Wisconsin. It is the unofficial kickoff to summer. The first Monday in September has been an official federal holiday since 1894. It’s a day for the workforce to take off, relax and open a beer. It’s the unofficial end of summer.
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If that isn’t reason enough to join your family and friends in a pint, then sitting in front of the TV on one of the biggest sports weekends of the year to watch pro and college football, car racing and the U.S. Open while shopping Labor Day sales online should get you there. And just for fun, I wanted to round out the Top 10: 7. Halloween 8. Thanksgiving Eve 9. Father’s Day 10. New Year’s Eve*** An honorable mention to Oktoberfest and December. Oktoberfest is a massive, worldwide drinking event, but it takes place over multiple weeks that vary by location. December is the same. We love holiday cocktails like wassail** and spiced eggnog, but it feels more like one long drinking season as we celebrate multiple
holidays building toward New Year’s Eve. * It’s important to note that this isn’t my own personal favorite drinking holidays list. **Just kidding. No one drinks wassail. ***Disagree with my list? Let me know on Twitter: @CheersNorthCnty *** If you like craft beer, you probably also love a good cup of coffee. Pour a mug and check out most recent episodes of the Roast! West Coast coffee podcast featuring interviews and coffee education with great local coffee professionals. Stream it now on The Coast News online or search for it on your favorite podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Thanks for listening, and for following Cheers! North County on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Best wines of 2021, so far
ine lovers are coming out of the closet in droves and saluting a strong year of wine and dine joy. Rico and I have again found ten beauties in the first half of 2021 that should be in your cooler to salute this comeback economy. My five consists of 3 Paso Robles winners that best represent this burgeoning wine country of over 200 wineries. I’ve got a new Bordeaux style blend from Daou Family Estates, a Syrah with a spritz of Viognier and Roussanne from Denner and an elegant cabernet/Petite Sirah from J.Lohr. The five fill out with a pinot noir from Sonoma, made by Far Niente and an eight-grape blend from Chile that made 95 points from noted wine critic James Suckling.
taste of wine frank mangio
wine style that has won the hearts of those who demand the highest quality in the wines they prefer. The Cuvee Lizzy is a signature Bordeaux-style blend, bursting with a floral bouquet of lilac and violet. A full-bodied palate flavor displays phenomenal texture and impressive fruit quality, revealing deep flavors of blackberry, blueberry and black current. The entire experience is seamless through the finish, backed by a structure that will enable the wine to age beautifully in the bottle. The blend is: 49% malbec, Coyam Vina Emiliana 29% petit verdot, 14% cabRed Blend Chile 2018. $35. ernet franc and 8% cabernet This wine has incredi- sauvignon (daouvineyards. ble boldness and a sense of com). adventure as the winemaker has taken no less than 8 red EnRoute Les Pommiers Pinot wines and mixed a master Noir Sonoma 2018. $60. blend expressed in organic This exciting new pinot and biodynamic agriculture, is the result of a new apobtaining the essence of the proach to wine production offering in the richly en- from the celebrated Far Nidowed Colchagua Valley. ente winery in Napa Valley. The dominant varietal It is their passion to produce is Syrah at 62% and in di- this pinot noir blend, named minishing order, Coyam for an apple orchard that has Carmenere, cabernet once flourished in the Russauvignon, grenache, mal- sian River Valley. Dark berbec, Carignan, tempranillo ry flavors embellish accents and mourvedre. Coyam has of clove and forest floor, to a wide distribution in Vons make this pinot lush and and Gelson’s (Emiliana.cl) silky from start to luscious finish (Enroutewinery.com). Denner Dirt Worshipper Red Blend Paso Robles 2018. $75. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary DirtWorshipper was Red Blend Paso Robles 2018. made by Ron Denner as a $27. tribute to and to show the Lush taste and an unbeversatility of Syrah wines. lievable value pretty much It’s got 98% Syrah, with 1% sum up this stand-up wine, Roussanne and 1% Viognier our third spotlight bottle co-fermented to add floral from Paso Robles. A closer components to this hedo- look and taste reveals that nistic wine. Wine Spectator the 69% cabernet sauvignon caught on and made it the is fortified by 27% Petite SirNo. 18 wine in the world ah and 1% Syrah. I love this for 2019 (Dennervineyards. combination with the black com). cherry statement of dark fruit and subtle spice (Jlohr. Daou Family Estate Cuvee com). Lizzy Paso Robles 2019. $85. If you’re a frequent RICO’S PICKS reader of TASTE OF WINE I loved Frank’s Top 5. As & FOOD you are by now fa- usual, we were able to expemiliar with the greatness rience most of these togethof the Daou family of fine er along with my Top 5. My wines and the great strides list includes a second Daou that have been made to raise Family Estate wine, their the bar of wine appreciation sauvignon blanc from Paso in the Paso Robles wine dis- Robles, along with two Napa trict. Valley wines, a local TemecWith the highest quality ula Valley, and a mind-blowguidelines, Daou has again ing Brunello from Montalcidemonstrated a consistent no.
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Antica Mountain Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017. $70. Antica is derived from Antinori California. Antinori represents over 600 years of winemaking across 26 generations with Piero Antinori at the helm. The Mountain Select benefits from Atlas Peak in Napa Valley. With black cherry and vanilla bean notes, a nose of blackberry, and a palate of
dense blueberry and spice. The tannins are smooth and seamless (Anticanapavalley. com). Daou Family Estates Sauvignon Blanc Paso Robles 2020. $17. It is hard to believe this Sauvignon Blanc is $17. It has an effervescent tropical nose and palate. Your senses will experience pineapple, lemongrass and star jasmine with a palate that also includes Granny Smith apples with a nice clean finish and boasts a 90-point Wine Enthusiast score. The Bigger Brother 2019 Estate Sauvignon Blanc ($50) Bordeaux style will further blow you away with great minerality and a perfect balance of fruit and acidity (daouvineyards. com). Pertimali di Angelo Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino 2014, $80. I discovered this gem recently on a road trip to Colorado via a premium by the glass wine menu. The Sangiovese grosso fruit in this wine from Sienna, Tuscany, was magical. The wine had dark fruits of black cherry, blackberry, plum and with spice with perfect structured acidity and elegant, tannins benefitting from 36 months in the barrel and 6 months in the bottle (pertimalisassetti.it/). 2018 O’Brien Estate Seduction Red Blend Napa Valley 2018, $78. Barb and Bart O’Brien have been living in their Estate Winery for 20 years. After nearly a decade of learning the subtleties of their vineyards and refining their approach, they realized their red wine potential and so did I! A neighbor introduced me to the 2018 O’Brien Estate Seduction. The nose of black currant, blackberry, cocoa and spice developed into the same flavors on the palate with a great mouthfeel. A great Napa Valley wine! obrienestate.com. Robert Renzoni Riserva Syrah Temecula Valley 2016, $95. The second I experienced the bouquet and palate of this 92pt Wine Enthusiast winner at a recent trip to Robert Renzoni winery with Frank, I knew this was going to be one of my top wines for the first half. Proprietor Robert Renzoni said, “This is one of the best wines that can be grown in Temecula Valley.” With currant, tobacco, and clove on the nose along with boysenberry jam with blueberries and vanilla on the palate with rich, chewy tannins, and well-balanced acidity, this was an easy Top 10 winner! Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. Reach him at email@example.com
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Encinitas 101 Art Gallery presents local artist CJ Troxell through Aug. 9 at 818 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. You can see his murals around San Diego, including the Mt. Fuji sunrise in the alley between D Street and E Street in Encinitas.
EXHIBITS AT LUX
Lux Art Institute (soon changing its name to Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego) hosts an exhibition by Regional Artist Omar Pimienta through Aug. 7 at 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, with an interdisciplinary art show confronting issues of social, political, and economic injustice in border cultures. Lux Art Institute's galleries are open Thursday through Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. by reservation only. Lux will also be part of a free SD Practice Opening Reception at SDAI in Balboa Park July 10. For more information, visit luxartinstitute.org.
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Autism’s Got Talent fundraiser set By Staff
act and $50 for groups or bands. For groups or bands, an individual with autism must be featured. Each talent or act must record a one- to two-minute video and upload it to the AGT website during registration. “We look forward to holding our second annual AGT competition and highlight so many talented individuals in our community and their families,” said AGT Chair Shirley Fett. “After all of the positive feedback we received after our inaugural AGT, we realized that a need
was there for this population to have a platform where they can display their talents. The fundraiser online not only allows the contestants to participate from anywhere in Southern California, people can watch and vote from all over the world.” Votes are $5 each for any of the contestants in the competition. Each round resets with those moving on to the next round starting the voting over at zero. After all of the rounds are completed, the top three winners of Autism’s Got Talent will be crowned.
Multi-Level Images from 1 to 4 p.m. July 12 and July 14, at OMA, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Cost is $90. Explore this technique with Robin Douglas and guest artist Kathleen Kane-Murrell whose illuminated work is currently on display in OMA’s exhibition Twenty Women Artists: NOW. All supplies will be provided.
and wants to perform in exciting places? Join the San Diego Children’s Choir at sdchoir.org. Registration for fall after-school choir programs is open with rehearsal locations in Carmel Valley.
REGION — The Autism Society of San Diego has launched the 2021 Southern California Autism’s Got Talent online talent competition fundraiser. This event is open to any and all ages of individuals on the autism spectrum, giving them an opportunity to share their talents with the world. Competition begins at 8 a.m. July 22 and ends Aug.16. The Autism’s Got Talent (AGT) registration period closes at midnight July 18. To register, visit autismsgottalent.net. Entry fees are $25 for a solo
FLIX AT FOUNTAIN
The Carlsbad Village Association is hosting free Flix at the Fountain on Thursday nights from July 11 to Aug. 19. Seating begins at 6 p.m. Bring lowbacked chairs and blankets and a picnic. Friendly leashed dogs are welcome. All movies are rated G or PG, unless otherwise noted.
Lux Art Institute (soon changing its name to Institute of Contemporary JULY 13 Art, San Diego) hosts the JULY 12 COME SING WITH US [Glyph] exhibition through MUSEUM ART CLASS Do you have a child Aug. 28 at 1550 S. El CamiThe Oceanside Muse- between 4 and 18 years old no Real, Encinitas, as part um of Art offers a Two-Day who enjoys singing, is eager Workshop: Painting With to learn more about music TURN TO ARTS CALENDAR ON 18
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The world is opening back up. Your family may be returning to work and school soon. There’s a sense of relief in the air—but if you’re caring for an older family member or friend, you might be feeling anxious about leaving them alone more often. Thankfully, there are a number of resources that you can use to help your aging loved one stay safe and mobile at home — including many offered by Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) centers, such as the Gary & Mary West PACE in San Marcos. Here’s how you can help the seniors in your life maintain their independence this summer (and give HOME MODIFICATIONS create a safer residential environment and can ultimately yourself some peace of mind). keep your loved one from injuring themselves.
PREVENTING FALLS For elderly individuals, falls can cause severe injuries that bring huge medical costs and even precipitate physical declines, forcing them to move into a care facility. But many simple, cost-effective home modifications can prevent falls. Home modifications not only create a safer residential environment, but can be cost effective, ultimately keeping your loved one from injuring themselves or exacerbating a chronic condition and being admitted to the hospital. Consult with an occupational therapist or certified aging-inplace (CAPS) specialist to learn what your home needs to keep your loved one safe. Depending on your situation, some financial assistance may be available for these types of renovations. West PACE has certified occupational therapists and care coordinators who can help you figure out necessary home modifications, and how to get help paying for them.
BEAT THE HEAT According to the CDC, people aged 65 and older are more prone to heat-related health problems. Make sure your loved one has easy access to cool water, stores their medications properly, limits outdoor activity when the sun is strongest (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and runs the air conditioning at 78F or cooler inside. If they have a routine that involves outdoor activities like gardening or a daily walk, set a schedule for checking in on them, and have an emergency contact list of family members and doctors easily available. West PACE care coordinators can arrange for wellness checks, inhome assistance and other support for your loved one as temperatures rise.
sue, natural disaster, power outage or any other emergency. Use this Personal Disaster Plan guide from the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services to help your loved one arrange everything they need to smoothly handle unexpected events. No matter your loved one’s needs or if they are on a fixed income, we are here to help. West PACE’s services include primary medical care, adult day care, home care, prescription drugs, medication management, meals, dental care, transportation, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, hospital care, social support services, recreational and social activities, caregiver training and support groups. For more information on the comprehensive medical care and social services for elderly individuals ofMAKE A PLAN fered by the Gary & Mary West PACE It’s a good idea for your loved one center, please visit: https://westpace. to have a plan in case of a health is- org/ or call 760-280-2230.
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1. GEOGRAPHY: How many states are in Australia? 2. LITERATURE: The character of Miss Havisham appears in which 19th-century novel? 3. ASTRONOMY: What is the name of the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What creature was a hood ornament on the 1933 Hudson Essex Terraplane car? 5. TELEVISION: What were the names of the boys on the 1990s sitcom “Home Improvement”? 6. MUSIC: The Jug saloon was the setting in which Lynyrd Skynyrd song? 7. MOVIES: What was Charlie Sheen’s nickname in the 1989 movie “Major League”? 8. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What are the oﬀspring of echidnas (Australia) called? 9. U.S. STATES: What is the state flower of West Virginia? 10. FOOD & DRINK: Which country produces Gouda cheese?
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You dislike waiting for promises to be fulfilled and for commitments to be kept, but resist your headstrong tendency to push things along. Your patience will be rewarded. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect continuing opposition to your plans from die-hard detractors. However, your determination to see things through will carry the day. A Pisces has romantic ideas. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might be too close to a troublesome workplace situation to deal with it successfully. Step away in order to get a better perspective. A solution soon becomes obvious. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might suspect that someone you trust has misled you on an important matter, but a more balanced view of things reveals a misunderstanding to be the culprit. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat’s animal magnetism has rarely been stronger. You can either just bask in all that admiration or use it to your advantage, especially in the workplace. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone who previously balked at cooperating with you on a project suddenly has a change of heart. Accept both help and advice with grace.
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VISTA — The mastery of world-class puppeteers bringing ordinary shadows to life will be on display from July 9-11 at Shadows Across the Globe, an international shadow puppetry and storytelling festival. Tania Yager, co-founder and lead director of Vista-based Twisted Heart Puppetworks, will host the inaugural three-day virtual event, featuring talks with an international slate of puppeteers, including Claudia Six (Austria), Richard Bradshaw (Australia) and Geoffrey Cormier (USA), to name only a few. Each day features an all-ages show from 9 to 11 a.m. Starting on July 10, there will be an adult show from 5-7 p.m. The shadow puppet shows are free, although those interested in taking classes or listening to the artists’ talks can register for $20-$30. The event will also be broadcast on the Shadows Across the Globe page on Facebook and YouTube. “There’s been a lot of puppetry festivals … online, but nobody has done one that is geared toward this ancient form of shadow puppetry,” Yager said. “We got these big-name global artists.” Most know shadow pup-
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of the collaborative residency with Beatriz Cortez, rafa esparza, Kang Seung Lee, Candice Lin, Pavithra Prasad and Christian Tedeschi. The exhibition continues to be installed along Lux’s sculpture path and open to the public during open hours, Thursday-Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.
SHADOW PLAY: Tania Yager, co-founder of Twisted Heart Puppetworks in Vista, is hosting Shadows Across the Globe, a virtual international shadow puppet festival starting today and running through Sunday. Courtesy photo
pets in their simplest forms, But Yager and other using a variety of methods. and later formed Twisted such as a bird or barking artists present an array of Yager started shadow Heart Puppetworks. Yager dog. complex shadow puppets puppetry seven years ago also did a short film to benPartnership will display the winners of the Artist Mentor Project of San Diego juried exhibition Aug. 13-Sept. 2 in the Expressions Gallery at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. Entry deadlines is July 14. The contest is open to artists living in Southern and Baja California working in 2-D visual media. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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efit Vista’s Twisted Horn Mead and Cider. “This is a grassroots movement and were trying to see what kind of audience we’ll have,” Yager said. “I do a lot of different of puppetry art … but shadow puppetry is my favorite.” As for the art, Yager said it is believed to be dated back to ancient China. According to Yager, the first story tells the tale of an emperor who lost his wife. In an attempt to lift his spirits, a member of the royal court used his hands to project a shadow image of the emperor’s wife onto the wall. The plan worked and the shadow image brightened the emperor’s mood, Yager said. “It’s unclear whether he was interacting with the shadow,” Yager said. “It’s the first tale of shadow art. Every culture around the world has its own form with a very specific aesthetic.” Yager said the artform introduces objects or intricately cut pieces of paper to create shadows from a light source. And in the modern world, Yager said contemporary artists are pushing the boundaries and finding creative ways to grow and diversify shows and audiences. cover charge. Family fun with lots of fresh produce, U-pick strawberries, flowers, wagon rides and live music.
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