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Trial date set in lawsuit vs. swim school

VISTA — A trial date has been set for next year in a parent’s civil lawsuit against Callan Swim School in San Marcos alleging that school officials’ negligence led her son to be sexually abused by a former instructor in 2021.

The child, referred to as M.G., was 6 years old when he was allegedly abused by then-instructor Nicholas Piazza during a swimming lesson at Callan in July 2021.

The boy’s parent stated in the civil complaint, filed in October 2022, that school officials ignored red flags indicating that Piazza should not be working with children — specifically, a previous report that Piazza encouraged a child to reach into his pants during a swim lesson and a juvenile charge he was facing for performing a sexual act with his family dog.

During a hearing Friday, March 24, at the Vista courthouse, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Robert Dahlquist scheduled a jury trial for March 2024 along with a readiness hearing in February 2024.

The judge also acknowledged that both sides are engaged in settlement negotiations.

“I’ll just encourage the parties to keep working on that … hopefully it will be resolved and the case will be dismissed,” Dahlquist said.

Piazza, 19, is facing



Vista hikes fines for tobacco sales to minors

New rules shift penalties from clerk to retailer

VISTA — New regulations adopted by the Vista City Council have quintupled the fines for retailers selling tobacco products to minors and implemented more serious licensing penalties if offenses continue.

Previously, selling tobacco products to a minor would result in a $200

fine for the clerk making the sale and a warning to the retailer, followed by license suspension for 30, 60 and then 90 days for each subsequent offense in three years and license revocation on the fifth offense.

Under new rules unanimously approved by the Vista City Council on March 14, retailers themselves will face a $1,000 penalty for a first offense rather than the clerk.

Second and third offenses in three years will result in 90-day and oneyear license suspensions,

respectively, with license revocation after a fourth offense.

The tighter regulations go into effect in mid-April and came about after public outcry about rising youth tobacco access at a meeting in late February.

Community members said increased penalties are long overdue and praised the city for cracking down.

“I want to thank you all for acknowledging the problem with tobacco in our community. I’m really against tobacco be-

Escondido, arts center OK new deal


The City

Council has agreed to a new operations and management agreement with the California Center for the Arts after years of operating on expired terms.

Council approved the new agreement, spelling out the city’s maintenance and financial obligations during the March 22 council meeting.

The new agreement will operate on a 15-month term basis before switching to a 12-month term basis when the new agreement expires in June 2024.

According to staff, these term limits are meant to align the agreement with the city’s annual budget approval process each June.

Council originally approved a management agreement with the California Center for the Arts Foundation, the nonprofit organization that runs the arts center, in 2014 with a term of five years.

Although that agreement expired in 2019, the city and the arts center have continued to manage the center under the same terms on a month-to-month basis.

cause I see it every day at my school,” said Miguel Castillo, a Vista High School STAY Club member. “I want this problem to be fixed in order for our future generations not to be exposed to these substances.”

City Attorney Walter Chung said the city opted not to have additional fines, license suspension, and revocation penalties since $1,000 is the state’s maximum penalty for tobacco retailers.

“We want to make

Last year, the city committed to creating a new management agreement with the arts center foundation that would spell out exactly what responsibilities the city and the foundation have, which the previous agreement lacked.

The new agreement clarified that the city, which owns the building, is responsible for sound equipment and lighting.

“For many years, there’s been mispractice in the process,” said Deputy City Manager Chris McKinney at the council meeting.

“Staff have generally agreed on how to maintain the center, but it was beginning to cause problems because it hadn’t been spelled out

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Vista eyes regulations on short-term rentals

—The City Council is taking steps to introduce the first regulations to ensure an even playing field when it comes to the hot-button issue of short-term vacation rentals.

Currently, the city has no official regulations and operators are required to have a business license. The situation will change as the council at its March 21 meeting directed city staff to craft an ordinance.

The ordinance will tackle such issues as operators paying transient occupancy tax, noise, parking and length of stay, to name a few.

“The fundamental reason we’re here is the respect for residential neighborhoods,” Councilwoman Katie Melendez said. “Also, to address neighborhood concerns such as noise and parking.”

Several short-term vacation rental owners spoke to the council in favor of regulations saying it’s unfair they are paying transient occupancy tax and contributing to the city while other operators are not.

They said regulations will add protections to operators and guests alike to supplement those offered by online platforms such as Airbnb and Vrbo.

The operators also said the process should be easy and streamlined and warned not to emulate Encinitas where they said it

can take one to two years to receive a permit.

“Do no not make it an elaborate process … and include a minimal fee,” said Kimberly Jackson, who owns Vacation Rentals by Kimberly. “Encinitas completely shot themselves in the foot and created so much work on staff.”

Some residents who spoke in support of the regulations said that shortterm rentals can put stress on a neighborhood as some guests do not follow the rules, such as playing loud music or engaging in general loud behavior at night.

But the transient occupancy tax was one of the biggest talking points as one operator, Juan Alvarez, said he rented his two homes for $123,000 in 2021 and paid $12,000 in taxes to the city.

As an example, Councilman Joe Green said if there are 200 rentals paying the 10% tax, it would equal $1.2 million per year in additional revenue for the city.

City Manager John Conley said there are just 22 registered rentals in the city, while Councilman Dan O’Donnell said a search on Airbnb listed hundreds of units, most of which are not registered.

“I’m all for more regulations, but I want to be careful not to go down too deep a rabbit hole,” O’Donnell said.

The council also dis-

cussed decibel meters to be installed to ensure compliance. One issue the council agreed on was noise complaints straining the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department substation in Vista.

Some operators said they should be treated like hotels with consistent regulations, but Melendez and Green disagreed, pointing to one major difference — hotels have different zoning compared to home rentals.

The two council members stressed the importance of protecting neighborhoods, along with tax revenue and creating an equal playing field for all

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operators. The council will also consider waiving initial permit fees for operators who have been paying their taxes and being good stewards.

As for violations, Melendez suggested a “three strikes” and lose the permit policy, with rest of the council in agreement.


The Vista City Council is working on a resolution to improve civic engagement and efficiency by adjusting public speaking times during meetings.

During its March 21

meeting, the council agreed the current format is cumbersome and reduces public engagement by having most of its public comment period near the end of the meeting.

The council recommended a 30-minute period, or the first 10 people, to speak prior to the consent calendar and discussion items.

Public comment (or oral communications) is where any member of the public can comment about anything, as long as it’s not on the agenda, to the council. Every agenda item is required to have its own public comment, but remarks must focus on the specific item and not other issues before the council.

Councilwoman Katie Melendez brought the item forward and said it was important to rework their policy to encourage more public engagement.

“Our oral communications are at the end of meetings, and we lose a lot of people who want to speak,” Melendez said. “I think we could follow the model of county board of supervisors or school board where they have a set amount in beginning.”

However, the council was split on whether to reduce the time period for public comment if 30 or more people spoke on one item. Currently, the council allows for three minutes per speaker per item.

Council OKs bike-only lanes, speed humps

VISTA — Some of Vista’s major streets will see speed humps and the city’s first-ever protected bike lanes implemented starting this year after the City Council allocated about $1.9 million toward needed infrastructure projects at its Tuesday meeting.

About $1.7 million in Regional Transportation Congestion Improvement Program funds will go toward designated bike lanes, separated from vehicle traffic with flexible delineator posts, at eight locations throughout the city.

The City Council also approved using the full $213,000 balance of the city’s traffic impact fee fund for the implementation of speed humps at high-speed streets throughout Vista including Alta Vista Drive, Eucalyptus Avenue, Highland Drive and Vale View Drive.

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Vista Unified holds forum on school consolidation

VISTA — Over 100 parents, students and teachers gathered last week at Rancho Minerva Middle School for an informational forum regarding the possibility of the school being closed or combined with another site due to declining enrollment.

The emotional meeting was one of a series of community forums held over the past week at schools identified for possible consolidation in the Vista Unified School District. Officials announced this month that they would be forming a committee to evaluate the future of various properties, citing an enrollment drop of over 6,700 students in the past decade.

Rancho Minerva was one of four identified schools, along with Monte Vista Elementary, Beaumont Elementary, and Vista Innovation and Design Academy, or VIDA. Additional forums for community members to ask questions about the committee and consolidation process will take place in the coming months.

At Rancho Minerva’s March 16 forum, Superintendent Matthew Doyle assured the community that no decisions had been made regarding closures and that no schools would be closing within the next year.

“The board has made no decisions to close any schools at this point in time. They decided to engage in a

process to consider whether or not we should close a school,” Doyle said.

District officials and leaders of Foresight Planning and Development, the district’s asset management consultant handling this process, provided background on how the district

got to this point and shared timelines for forming a committee and their decision-making process.

Public schools already receive little to no state funding for facilities maintenance, leaving districts to rely on bond measures like Vista Unified’s $247 million

Measure LL passed by voters in 2018.

District COO Shawn Loescher said that while VIDA was identified due to the poor condition of its facilities, Rancho Minerva was identified because of its severely low student population, which ideally would

be between 800 to 1,000 students.

“Declining enrollment has nothing to do with the quality of our teachers or the principal. It has to do with how many people live within a boundary,” said Loescher. “When we look at how many students of middle school age live in the area of Rancho Minerva, the number for next year is 417 … way below the critical threshold.”

Districtwide, Loescher said the student population has dropped from around 25,000 to 19,000 students and is expected to drop to approximately 16,000 in a few years. However, leaders emphasized that this enrollment decline is not unique to Vista and is happening in districts throughout California.

The state mandates all districts going through a consolidation process to form an asset management committee of between seven and 11 community members.

This committee is tasked with analyzing the condition of the district’s properties and ultimately making recommendations to the school board.

After the board selects members from a pool of applicants at their April 6 meeting, the committee will meet four to six times between April and June and hold various community forums to gather community

Esco doctor who abused patients gets 17 years


— An anesthesiologist who operated a pain management clinic in Escondido was sentenced March 16 to 17 years in state prison for his guilty plea to sexually assaulting patients while they were under anesthesia.

Prosecutors said Leng Ky, 43, committed sex crimes against four women, ages 19 to 32, between 2015 to 2020. Ky was operating the clinic at the time of his arrest in 2020.

Police said he worked over the years at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, the North County Pain Institute, Sharp Community Medical Group, Graybill Medical Group, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs and the Desert Pain Clinic in Rancho Mirage.

According to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, the victims were administered drugs like ketamine and propofol, which would render the women unconscious.

The District Attorney's Office said the victims sometimes woke up during the assaults, but Ky would administer drugs to put them under again.

Prosecutors alleged victims "were unable to move or even talk when they would wake up and

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Inland business owner named to Palomar board

Board appointed Escondido business owner

Cassandra Schaeg to serve as the new Area 2 trustee on Tuesday, filling a seat left vacant last month by former board president Christian Garcia.

The board selected Schaeg from a pool of six candidates after around two hours of interviews conducted in open session during the board’s March 21 meeting.

and California Center for the Arts Escondido.

She was also recognized this year as one of the Top 50 Black Leaders of Influence by the San Diego Business Journal and County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce.

AS PART OF the new agreement, the foundation that runs the arts center must contribute

$100,000 of its management fee toward four large city celebrations, including Independence Day and Dia De Los Muertos.

in the agreement.”

The city also requested more financial transparency from the arts center foundation.

The foundation must include the management fee it receives from the city in its annual budget. The city pays the center a $54,614 per month management fee.

The foundation must also show how the fee is distributed each month and must report any deviation to the city. Additionally, the foundation is required to provide quarterly reports on finances with the participation of the foundation’s chief executive officer.

Also, as part of the new agreement, the arts foundation must contribute $100,000 of its management fee toward large city celebrations, including Independence Day, Dia De Los Muertos, Música En La

Buyback nets over 100 guns in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS — A total of 104 unwanted firearms were turned in by the public last weekend at a North County gun safety event.

Saturday’s event took place at the San Marcos sheriff's station in the 100 block of Santar Place, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Participants received a $100 gift card for handguns, rifles and shotguns or a $200 gift card for assault weapons and ghost guns.

A total of 47 cable locks and 60 lock boxes were also given to people looking to secure firearms kept in their homes.

Any firearms coming back as being involved in a crime will be followed up with the appropriate law enforcement agency, sheriff's officials said.

If any guns are found to be stolen, the original owners will be contacted. All remaining weapons will be destroyed.

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Councilmember Consuelo Martinez said the new agreement was a “new chapter” for the city and the arts center. She was also excited to see how the additional funds benefit the big community events.

“Those are beautiful events that I hope we have lots of promotion for so the community and region knows all we have to offer, which is really a gem for our city,” Martinez said.

Deputy Mayor Joe Garcia was also excited about the renewed relationship between the city and the center.

“This partnership between us has led to investing $100,000 of city taxpayers’ money back into the community to four beautiful programs that are free and open to everyone,” Garcia said.

Councilmember Mike Morasco maintained his opposition to how much the

city pays the arts center for utilities in addition to the management fee.

Altogether, the city pays the arts center between $2 million and $2.5 million annually for the fee as well as gas, electric and IT support.

“We should not be paying for the utilities, we should not be paying for IT support,” Morasco said. “We need to find a way to contain this.”

While Councilmember Christian Garcia noted he had similar concerns as Morasco, he ultimately trusted the opinions of city staff and arts center representatives.

“I trust that you guys know what you’re doing,” he said.

Mayor Dane White said he was “100% on board” with the agreement and felt good about the center’s future under new CEO Gina Lopez.

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Lopez most recently served as the executive director of the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, Nevada, where she helped the organization out of financial distress.

“I think we’re all aware of the financial difficulties of the city, and I think that’s in part why Ms. Lopez is here, to do exactly what she did in her previous setting,” White said. “If we’re as successful as that, then we’re all in good shape.”

She is the owner of tasting room and event space SIP Wine and Beer and founder of the KPBS program Fresh Glass, both platforms she said she uses to elevate the work and stories of women and people of color in the food and wine industries.

Schaeg attended community college and has a master’s degree in public administration. She served on the County of San Diego Community Action Partnership Administering Board from 2018 to 2022 and works with educational programs including the California State University San Marcos College of Business Administration

“I believe that community college is supposed to be a place to access resources. There is no one size fits all,” Schaeg told the board in her interview. “As I stand here in front of you, I recognize that I am the first to do a lot of things … When I look at DEI [diversity, equity and inclusion] and diversity of worldviews, thought and equity, to how does someone have access and resources, I’m a prime example of that.

“What that looks like in the future is that more people who look like me should be standing up here.”

The four-person board initially struggled to reach consensus, with individual votes on whether to appoint each of the six candidates, including Schaeg, all failing 2-2.

On the first vote to appoint Schaeg, trustees Judy Patacsil and Roberto Rodriguez voted in favor while Jacqueline Kaiser and Michelle Rains voted against, with votes for all five other candidates also

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Local control backers attempt new initiative california

Immediately after state legislators passed the landmark SB 9 and 10 in 2021, taking most local landuse decisions away from city councils and county supervisors, resentful local officials vowed to run a referendum campaign and kill those new laws.

The two measures essentially eliminated R-1 single family zoning everywhere in California, allowing up to six housing units on lots formerly limited to one and making approval automatic for high-rise residential buildings on all streets reasonably close to mass transit.

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state Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco, who has spearheaded this movement for most of the last decade.

Pain: Collateral damage from the War on Drugs

Remember those pain level charts in your physician’s office that asked what level of pain you have?

I used to think they actually cared about legitimate physical pain.

My pain is at a 9 today. Do physicians care? Not these days.

Most are too afraid of going up against the DOJ, DEA and the Medical Board. I actually don’t blame physicians, as the edict has come from agencies that they have no control over.

I do wonder why the Medical Board has not confronted these issues. But perhaps it’s easier just to ignore us who have been diagnosed with physical pain, even if we have MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays to prove we are legitimately hurting.

Before this so-called “War on Drugs,” I was able to get two Vicodin a day from my primary care doctor. In fact, she is the one who suggested it.

Then one day, she called me in and said she would no longer prescribe it. When I asked why, she went on about all the new regulations.

So there I was, left with 10 Vicodin and no more to come.

So now I am angry. Angry I can’t sleep because no position is comfortable; angry that even cannabis isn’t helping; angry that physicians who say, “Above all, do no harm,” have harmed me and thousands like me.

So if I seem like I am feeling sorry for myself, perhaps I am. And I am feeling sorry for so many I have talked to who are in the same boat.

Is it my fault I was born with hip dysplasia and other abnormalities that have led to this pain? If I had been born 30 years later, it would not have been a problem.

Today, they have fixes for the things I have if they are caught when you are young. Is it my fault that my mother took a drug to avoid a miscarriage, even though she had not miscarried before?

She gave birth to me at age 21. I am part of a longitudinal study of this drug, which turns out to be not so great for daughters of DES mothers.

Lest you think I am suicidal, you would be mistaken. Anger energizes me to do more than I have been doing.

However, the pain makes me too tired to get even get up some mornings. There is a part of me that wishes I could go to Sacramento and Washington D.C. and tell them in person who they are hurting.

But I sometimes wonder if they would care. After all, I am a senior citizen, a waste of space, and

as some have called us, a “boomer.”

Rest assured I will not give up. I do not intend to live the rest of whatever life I have left in this kind of pain. There has to be an answer. There has to be hope.

If you have been hurt by doctors pulling pain medication from you for no apparent reason other than the neverending and illusive “War on Drugs,” I would like to hear from you. You can email me:

Don’t let them take away our lives because some people have overdosed. I would bet there are more deaths from cigarettes and alcohol than there are from Vicodin or Norco.

And they are still sold over the counter, not as drugs (even though they are), but as general food items in some cases.

Maybe time to hold the people that are responsible for hurting so many people accountable.

I know I will in the next election.

That meant easy permitting, for example, for buildings up to five stories on any street where officials suddenly open a new bus line. It was not limited to areas in walking distance of rail or subway stops.

But the referendum mounted by dozens of local officials never got off the ground that year, partly because the coronavirus pandemic drove the cost of gathering initiative petition signatures to unprecedented heights — as much as $16 per signature in some parts of the San Francisco Bay area.

So the promised anti-density referendum never made the 2022 state ballot and the landmark laws remain on the books. Neither has produced much action as yet, in large part because no one has demonstrated that the authorized new housing would be profitable. There’s also a shortage of construction workers.

By contrast, a previous law allowing “ADUs” — accessory dwelling units often called “granny flats” — on virtually all onetime R-1 properties has produced major results. It is hard to find a significant home remodel or rebuild in this state that does not include one. Some cities are making ADUs major policy instruments in efforts to satisfy state housing density requirements.

No one knows whether most of these are occupied by renters or family members of the property owners. But some longtime property owners are downsizing into new ADUs, allowing their adult children and families to move into their properties’ main houses.

Into this picture now step some of the same folks who vowed in 2021 that they’d repeal SB 9 and 10.

They hope to circulate petitions for a new initiative aimed not only at those two laws, but the other housing density requirements now being imposed around California via a spate of new laws passed by pro-density legislators led by Democratic

Wiener claims only massive new construction can solve the state’s housing shortage, variously estimated at anywhere from 1 million to 3.5 million dwelling units by state authorities over the last five years.

That, of course, ignored the vast store of vacated office buildings, mini-malls and big box stores created by the pandemic.

It’s much cheaper and faster to convert them to housing than building new units while fighting off lawsuits and ever-inflating costs for materials, land and labor. Held up by labor unions and legislators until recently, conversions are now taking off.

The putative new initiative would likely not interfere with those changes, because they cause little variation in building footprints and won’t alter neighborhoods.

But it could stymie more attempts by the state to take over land use decisions long the purview of local governments and local ballot measures.

“We’d like to fix the ambiguities some people saw in our previous proposed initiative” said Anita Enander, a city councilwoman and former mayor of Los Altos Hills, near San Jose. “Our new effort should be more generally supportable. It would simply say that when state law and local land use laws conflict, the local ones will prevail. A lot of people don’t want extreme dense housing. They just want to live in their own homes.”

Added Dennis Richards, a former longtime member of the San Francisco planning commission, “Taking this field away from local government is a way of wiping out democracy. People like Wiener are saying it does not matter what local residents think about their own cities, or how they’ve voted.”

Historically, local control has usually won out over centralized planning when Californians have voted on it. Sponsors of the hoped-for measure say polling indicates 60% to 65% approval.

Even if it’s not actually that high, don’t bet against this effort once it gets going.

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In loving memory of Joan Marchese 1933 - 2023

Joan Marchese, a resident of Encinitas for over fifty years whose radiant smile lit up every room she walked into, died on St Patrick’s Day at the age of 89 at the apartment she shared with her husband of 70 years, Frank Marchese.

A native New Yorker, her journey to death was much like her life—filled with family, joy and love.

The seven-day bedside vigil to send Joan off included live music, a pizza party, lots of laughs and tears and the endless kibitzing and swapping of stories only New Yorkers can do.

The family matriarch and oldest of 29 cousins, Joan was famous for her

Deena McCormack, 59, of, Encinitas, and most recently Punta Banda, Baja California, passed away November 24, 2022. There will be an in-person and online Celebration of Life on 1:00 PM on April 2, 2023 at the Chapel of Awareness, 560 Third Street in Encinitas CA 92024. Further information can be found on the calendar page at www.chapelofawareness. org.

family dinners where no one went hungry and all were welcome. Irish to the core, but married to an Italian, Joan dove into creating three course Italian feasts that included her famous antipasti, homemade lasagna and famous Christmas cookies.

The kitchen was her domain and loading the dishwasher was a gold medal event she took very seriously and won every time.

As her children grew and had children of their own, she hosted overnights with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, providing a dinner of homemade meatballs and spaghetti topped off with a big bowl of ice cream and episodes of North Woods Law, a murder mystery or old western.

Joan loved to dance. Put on a tune and she would start moving and singing along.

Even during her final years, she would grab Frank’s hand and they would spring to life and dance a lively Lindy or a jamming Jitterbug. Even after 70 years they loved to dance together and seem to hold each other up as they danced through

this life.

Joan was not only a devoted mother, grandmother and wife, she also was a published poet. Through her writing she sought to understand herself and would spend afternoons and evenings creating poems about the people closest to her. Her poetry can be found in Magee Parks Poetry Anthologies, Seacoast Poets Anthology and Changes –An Anthology of Modern Poetry.

Ever creative and talented, Joan was also a master seamstress and fiber artist. She could learn and teach any form of stitching and her house was filled with yarn baskets, crochet needles, embroidery hoops, looms, quilting frames, spools and skeins of yarn. She created clothing combining quilting, needle point and applique, and knit homemade sweaters from wool she spun herself.

Above all, Joan valued family, starting first and foremost with the love of her husband Frank who she knew since she was 17 years old. Their relationship was not without strife, but always had love. As Frank often shared “we would argue all day

and cuddle all night.”

Joan and Frank created a wonderful legacy and close knit family that is connected and committed to each other every day.

Joan is predated in death by her son Mark, who passed away in 1995. She is survived most immediately by her husband, Frank; her son and his wife Joseph and Amber Marchese; daughter Leane Marchese; sister Claire and cousin Billy; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren Scott and Jesse Marchese and their daughters Sadie and Ryah, Joseph and Amber’s children Nathan Marchese, Chelsea, Todd Tschida and their son Logan Jack,and Leane’s son’s Roman Marchese-Culver and Graycin Marchese-Culver.

Joan will be buried at sea surrounded by her loving family. We will miss her and think of her every day.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of Joan Marchese to Friends of the Encinitas Library www.encinitaslibfriends. org, and please in the “additional info area” note that the donation is on honor of Joan Marchese.

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.



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Be creative, don’t steal from classics ask mr. marketing

Originally made in 1937, the movie ‘A Star Is Born” was re-created in 1954, 1976 and 2018. Watching the 1954 Judy Garland version sparked a family conversation of originals vs. reproductions.

I’m a purist who prefers original films, while my bride argues that if the message still works, introducing it to a new audience is a good thing.

This led to analysis of an ad in Exhibitor magazine with a serious young woman, arms crossed, asking a series of questions focused on her ignorance of you, your company and your product.

Finally, she asks, “What was it you wanted to sell me?” with the moral, “Sales start before your account rep calls with integrated marketing solutions from Exhibitor.”

This clever message is sure to persuade its audience to place advertising in this publication. My bride likes it.

However, I’m troubled that this is an exact remake of a 1958 print ad created for McGraw-Hill business publications. That ad presented a grouchy old man but was otherwise the same right down the line.

The earlier version become one of the best known and most quoted examples of print adver -

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tising ever, suggesting someone found it in a book, liked the idea and lifted it wholesale.

Using tiny type, the Exhibitor ad calls itself an homage to the original. Legally they’re fine, though I believe it’s cheesy and lacks innovative thinking.

Casual readers will see this ad and think Exhibitor’s “original” concept reflects the magazine’s creative product. Arguably, they have nothing creative of their own to sell and are just poaching someone else’s concepts.

Yet assuming Mark Twain’s observation, “There is no such thing as a new idea,” is correct, then my bride’s point is the stronger claim.

Still, perhaps the answer’s somewhere in the middle, borrowing and refreshing ideas to adapt them to your own audience.

Because regardless of what you sell, you’re probably looking for new ways of imparting an old message. And with Mr. Clemens (Twain) in mind, you’re potentially examining marketing ideas from other industries or eras.

And there is unquestionably a treasure trove of good content out there to get inspiration from. But just saying “Got Widgets?” because another industry successfully used that tagline is, in this columnist’s opinion, lazy and bereft of anything original.

With that said, I wish you a week of profitable marketing.

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Vista Chamber of Commerce announced its March Rising Star Students, from left, Harmanpreet SinghGuajome Park Academy; Spencer Ferrell - Vista Visions Academy; Karla Martinez - Rancho Buena Vista High; Abigail Luna - Vista Visions Academy; Anthony Ramirez - Alta Vista High School; Michelle AguilarVista High School and Cedar Petitt - Mission Vista High School. Rising Star students impress the chamber every month with their stories of resilience, dedication, bravery, kindness, and creativity. Learn how you can help impact these students lives by contacting


The new book by hometown writer and columnist Chris Ahrens, “A Gangster’s Fairytale,” chronicles a gangster’s journey through heaven and hell. After LA gangster Sonny Cruz and his son Johnny are fatally wounded by a rival, Sonny is ushered through heaven and hell. While Sonny’s objective is to find and kill the man who shot him and his son, his purpose is revealed to be to forgive the murderer. “AlphaPhoenicia, A Gangster’s Fairytale” is currently available as an eBook through Amazon and Print books will be available for order by April 5, 2023. For more information, contact Chris Ahrens at (760) 7302041, or email


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School seventh-grader Reid Emoto-Garay has earned recognition, including a fall award from city hall and the opportunity to meet San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones. Emoto-Garay has been an instrumental figure in organizing and volunteering at community events for the youth commission. He is an active member of the San Marcos Youth Commission. Elected as a commissioner in the summer of 2022. He has also been an instrumental figure in organizing and volunteering at community events for the youth commission.


Senior Helpers in-home senior care opened its doors at 111 N. Broadway, Escondido on March 13. The new franchise, owned by Cort Peters, will serve seniors and their families in North County offering everything

from general home assistance with everyday tasks to specialized caregiver services and training in Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s care.

PHYSICAL THERAPY Longevity Physical Therapy will be opening its fourth clinic in San Diego County at 100 E. San Marcos Blvd., in the Gateway Building in San Marcos in May of 2023. Its other locations are Bressi Ranch, 2719 Loker Ave. W, Ste A. Carlsbad and La Costa, 3257 Camino de Los Coches, Suite 301, Carlsbad.


To address challenges pet owners are facing when seeking veterinary care in California, San Diego Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are sponsoring a bill, AB 1399 Veterinary




The committee will make its final recommendations in June or July, and the board of trustees can accept or reject them.

Important things to analyze are the capacity of each school site and how well each site is supporting educational programming, said Kristen Rose, CEO of Foresight Planning and Development.

Some potential recommendations could be to consolidate programming to specific schools, create magnet schools with smaller enrollment, remove excess portables, consider joint-use occupancy at certain sites or convert an existing site into a community space.

“What we’ve found is, within the context of declining enrollment and the district’s existing space, if we start to right-size campuses … we probably don't need as many total school sites as we have. There are 15 elementary school sites, and we could probably do with 13,” Rose said.

medicine, that would allow increased access to services via telemedicine. Currently, California regulations bar licensed veterinarians from giving advice to pet owners through telemedicine unless the owners bring their animals into the veterinary hospital. More information at

BLOOD MOBILE UPGRADE San Diego Blood Bank has added a solar-plus-storage project which includes rooftop solar with battery storage. Two new bloodmobiles have been outfitted with batteries and solar panels that have made it possible to replace the two diesel power generators needed to operate the lights, AC, and equipment on these new buses, and two Tesla blood delivery vehicles, one of which was generously funded by the Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation.

Forum attendees understandably had many questions about what might happen to their schools, most of which officials said they could only answer once the committee returned with recommendations.

One concern parents shared was about what would happen to the teachers at Rancho Minerva if the school were to close. Loescher said those teachers would follow the students since there would still be the need for the same number of instructors.

Other parents said if the school were to be converted to a magnet, they would like families to have the choice to stay or go to another school site — the same option given to families at Washington Middle School when it was converted to VIDA in 2014.

“We have not engaged in that dialogue because no committee recommendation has been made,” Loescher said.

More information about the asset management process is available at under the District Asset Management Committee tab.

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Create your own yardscape from found materials

On a quiet corner in suburban Carlsbad I spot an odd collection of garden art, that forces me to slow down and take a closer look each time I drive past.

I finally got to meet the owner of this eclectic garden, Terri Polley, and she described her ten-year hunt to find the perfect objects for her tiny front yard garden.

“The VW door came from the first car I owned in 1966,” Polley said. “And the license plate tells a little bit about where I came from, Iowa!”

Polley gleefully guides me through the sculptural garden, and explains how the construction of wine bottles arose.

“I had a few bottles from a wine club that we belonged to, and then once it got started all the neighbors brought me theirs,” she said. “I went out an bought a drill press, and watched a You Tube video about how to use it.”

Now, the bottle construction is the entryway to her garden, and slows down traffic on her quiet street.

Create your own yardscape

A yard scape is a cross between the hardscape and found objects that appear in your garden. As many

of you know hardscape is the collection of any type of material that is not a living plant, tree, flower or vegetable.

If you wander through your neighborhood chances are that someone has created their own collection of driftwood, shells, rocks, sculpture and even children’s toys!

Follow the designer’s leads Jamie Durie, landscape designer from HGTV,

and author of “The Outdoor Room, (Jamie Durie Publications) reminds us “when designing an eclectic garden mix, I shop around the neighborhood (Okay, I did a little dumpster diving) for discarded and neglected pots and plants.

What a great way to shop for planters and what goes in them!”

Jamie also suggests checking online in local Next Door or Craig’s List services that advertise free stuff.

When homeowners or apartment dwellers are moving, they often have to get rid of valuable plants and hardscape material.

North County coast a perfect canvas

Many of my gardener friends walk the local beaches for the perfect items to complete their rock and driftwood collections. One local gardener advised, “Walk the beach at low tide after a good storm, and the stash of rocks and

driftwood are at their peak. The favorite local spots are Ponto Beach in Carlsbad and the Oceanside Pier.”

After collecting ocean rock, you can build a small stone wall by inserting the rock in the soil, or place in an existing garden as a home for rock garden plants.

In search of rocks and stone

If you enjoy travelling, many local states boast their own collection of rock and stone. Arizona, Utah and Northern California and have geographical areas that boast quartz, amethyst, turquoise and even fool’s gold.

Be certain when trav-

elling in public parks that rock-hunting is permitted.

Start with the basics

When starting a new yard scape or rock garden, begin with just a small rock or shell collection and a small patch of soil. Check out the National Rock Garden Society, www.nargs. org for local tours and clubs which can give you lots of ideas for rock garden plants and herbs that are suitable for your new garden.

Jano Nightingale is a horticulturist and educator and teaches vegetable gardening at the Carlsbad Senior Center. Contact her at janosgarden@hotmail. com.

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YARDSCAPE is a cross between hardscape and found objects, such as these colorful bottles, that appear in your garden. Courtesy photo THE DOOR of a VW Beetle becomes a work of art in Terri Polley’s garden in Carlsbad. Photo by Jano Nightingale

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Curators of life

Robert and Arlene have an appreciation for beautiful things—like the way the light reflects off the water at sunset. They note the subtle changes from evening to evening, watching from their balcony at Carlsbad By The Sea. They have also acquired an impressive collection of both bridge and biking partners in their new home in North County.

The Carlisles are especially interested in discovering the intersections between the vibrant retirement community and greater Carlsbad. Given the gallery next door and the proximity to a multitude of restaurants, cafés and shops, they expect to make many new discoveries in the coming months. In their free time, they enjoy organizing community cookouts, helping out on the philanthropy advisory committee, and exploring the miles of coastline just outside their door.

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Spring cleaning: Don’t toss that ‘junk,’ it may be valuable!

It’s time to hit the garage, basement, attic and closets for that age-old task of spring cleaning!

Before hauling unwanted possessions to the curb, you may be surprised to learn they might be valuable -- especially if you have sports cards and memorabilia gathering dust.

With prices of sports cards rising in recent years, take time to determine if yours are valuable and how to best sell them.

“Older sports cards and memorabilia aren’t just highly collectible; they can be worth lots of money.

Recent sales of scarce vintage cards have topped anywhere from thousands of dollars to tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands.

And really rare cards can go higher,” says Al Crisafulli, Auction Director at Love of the Game Auctions, an internet sports auction house that helps families identify and sell valuable items.

Crisafulli has assisted people in selling such keepsakes as a grandparent’s autograph collection and an uncle’s childhood baseball cards, for tens of thousands of dollars.

In one life-changing event, he helped a family determine that a baseball bat that spent decades protecting their home was used by Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig — and Love of the Game Auctions sold it for almost half a million dollars.

Today, that bat could bring more than a million


The key is understanding what makes old sports collectibles valuable. To help, Crisafulli is sharing some tips:

Older is Pricier? Maybe

Cards from the 1960s and earlier are collectible, and those from before the 1940s can be worth a lot of money, especially those depicting stars.

Do you have cards of Hall of Famers, such as Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner or Ty Cobb?

Even non-stars from the early days of a sport can be worth big bucks, especially if the cards have no creases and retain sharp corners and original gloss.

If you have very old cards from the 1880s through the 1930s, look for tobacco, gum and candy brands, such as Old Judge, Piedmont, Sweet Caporal, Goudey or American Caramel.

If you want to sell sports items for the most

3 ways to prep your home for bug season

By StatePoint

It can be tempting to think that bugs simply disappear in the cooler months.

The truth is that many bug species have evolved to survive all year long, sometimes hiding in the warm nooks and crannies in and around homes. Others go into a hibernation-like state.

To prep your home for bug season and outsmart pests, follow these 3 steps:

1. Tidy up: Household pests love snacking just as much as people do, but you don’t need to play host to them. After meals, wipe down tables, counters and other kitchen surfaces. Be sure to regularly sweep and vacuum crumbs, as well as mop up to eliminate sticky food residue. Keep a tightly-fitting lid on your garbage bin, and rinse cans and jars before recycling them.

2. Be ready: Even an immaculate home will face pest problems at some point. That’s why it is important to have tools on hand to catch a problem early, before it becomes a much bigger one.

money, consider a specialty auction, such as Love of the Game, which has the expertise to properly research sports ephemera

and maintains bidder lists of collectors specializing in sports. More information is available at

Postcards & Photographs

We all have keepsakes of vacation destinations, but most aren’t valuable. However, photographs and postcards depicting sports stars and ballparks can be significant.

Look for early “real photo” postcards from the 1900s through the 1940s, which are photographs printed on postcard backs.

As with sports cards, star power matters, so preserve those Babe Ruths as

opposed to images of your great grandma’s baby cousin once-removed.

And when it comes to photos, look for old markings on the back, such as photographer, publication and date stamps.


Set aside old advertising posters depicting sports stars and food, tobacco or sporting goods brands.

Ads from magazines aren’t valuable, but those used as store displays and for other marketing purposes can be pricey.

Tin signs from the 1960 and earlier can be highly prized, but reproductions aren’t.

Your family’s sporting goods, such as balls, gloves and bats, can be valuable. Pre-1950s uniforms and catcher’s masks, helmets and other equipment are highly collected, especially when endorsed by star players.

Top condition brings the highest prices, but even used equipment can be valuable.

“The golden rule is the older the sports card or item, the more valuable it usually is. Pre-1975 pieces start to get interesting and are worth researching,” says Crisafulli.

Don’t just clean out your “junk” this spring, examine it closely to potentialy maximize its value.

Zevo’s Instant Action sprays target and shut down biological pathways found in insects, not in people or pets. Likewise, the brand’s traps use a UV and blue light system to attract and capture flying insects, and they have a discreet design that can serve as a bouncer at your home’s entry points.

It’s also smart to use these traps in potential problem areas, such as near trash cans and fruit bowls and near toilet bowls and drains.

3. Safeguard the yard: Defending your yard from pesky pests will not only improve the comfort of your home’s outdoor spaces, it will help prevent insects from finding their way indoors.

Be sure to eliminate standing water by properly tending to your lawn and by periodically clearing downspouts of debris. Any water feature in your garden should use running water. If you have a patio or deck, consider screening it in. If you don’t love the look of screened walls, installing ceiling fans can be an effective alternative.

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Family business makes backyard homes a reality

When it comes to providing quality work and expertise, Crest Backyard Homes likes to keep it in the family.

As San Diego’s top accessory dwelling unit (ADU) builders, Vista-based Crest Backyard Homes specializes in installing backyard living quarters that are commonly used to house either multigenerational family members or to help a household gain some extra income and provide more local housing by renting out the additional space.

The team consists of experts with more than four decades of manufactured home experience and more than three decades of construction experience.

Though ADUs have been around since the

1980s, their popularity didn’t start to grow until 2017 when State regulations began to change, making ADUs a more appealing and affordable investment.

Crest Backyard Homes designed and installed its first manufactured home in 2002 in Leucadia under its own name as opposed to being the installing contractor for several dealers.

“We’ve been doing this for a long time,” said founder John Arendsen.

Now a licensed general contractor, manufactured home contractor, real estate broker, manufactured home dealer Tiny Home and Park model dealer and developer, Arendsen first started his real estate and manu-

factured home contractor business, On The Level, in 1986, just a few years after he moved his family from Orange County to Vista in 1981.

The company expanded over the next decade. Then, Arendsen started and ran his next company, Crest Backyard Homes, in 1997. In 2017 arendsen and Tim Hipps joined forces and expanded the team to what it is today.

While Arendsen operates as a contractor and developer marketing, promoting and running the front end of the business, Hipps runs the back end as the dealer by working directly with clients on selecting the ideal floor plan, options and

upgrades for their property and budget. He also coordinates with the contractors on the site development and utility installation.

Arendsen and Hipps both born on August 8th are longtime friends and former friendly competitors, which is why Arendsen chose him to help on the production side of the ADU business.

Also on the tight-knit team is Lenska Bracknell, the lady in the field. She interfaces with our client from beginning to end. In many ways you might say she’s our best all around player, MVP so to speak. Lenska is not only a licensed real estate broker, analyst and investor she is

also a licensed drone and fixed wing pilot specializing in real estate photography, site evaluation and feasibility. But most importantly she’s the teams project manager.

Arendsen is also joined by his wife, Janis, also an industry expert, consultant and expert witness and who works with lenders, attorneys, engineers and myriad local building jurisdictions to help homeowners with permit processing and loan procurement.

Keeping the family close by, their daughter Janeene Arendsen Lovell works as operations manager of all their businesses and creative director. The younger Arendsen has been

dedicated to her family’s business since the age of 8 when she first began organizing its records and data.

“We have a really tightly wrapped team,” John Arendsen said.

The combined several decades of experience between the small but mighty team has earned them much praise from their past clientele.

Anna Hopkins, a satisfied CREST homeowner said working with the local North County-based ADU specialist helped them get answers and advice on ADUs during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, making things even more challenging. Still, Hopkins was thrilled with their level of expertise throughout the process and the final results.

“The Crest Backyard Homes team went above and beyond in all aspects of the project to execute our dream of adding an ADU in our backyard,” said Anna Hopkins.


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4 tips for integrating nature into your interior design


This spring home improvement season, get inspired by the outdoors with biophilic design.

“Biophilic design – the concept of integrating nature into interior design – is not only gorgeous, it fosters a healthy living environment, promotes happiness and comfort, and reduces stress,” says Jennifer Kline, multimedia graphic artist at ProVia. “There are many ways to reap these wellness benefits while adding vitality to your living spaces.”

To connect to the natural world within your home, consider these ideas:


Taking a stroll through the forest can summon feelings of tranquility. Capture this inner peace at home from the moment you step inside with a fiberglass woodgrain entry door. Those from ProVia provide authentic-looking woodgrain textures, such as oak, cherry, mahogany, knotty alder and fir, and can accommodate various door glass enhancements. Engineered for energy efficiency, they’re also a sustainable choice, helping you protect the natural world as you embrace its splendor.

Other design choices, such as exposed rustic ceiling timbers, rich hardwood furniture, warm hardwood floors and vinyl woodgrain windows can help you carry the forest motif throughout the home, while imbuing interiors with richness and warmth.


“If you’re lacking natural light, it’s time to open those blinds and drapes and let the sunlight stream through your windows. It may also be time to consider a few enhancements that will help you enjoy more sunshine and observe your natural surroundings, even when you can’t be outdoors,” says Kline.

For kitchens and breakfast nooks, bathrooms and dens, consider vinyl garden windows, which invite more light into your space and include shelves ideal for housing indoor plants, such as fragrant herbs. Their three-dimensional design helps give rooms an airy, spacious feel.

Family rooms and bedrooms are great locations for vinyl picture windows, which let in large amounts of light while providing unobstructed views of outdoor scenery. Need inspiration?

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To brighten your foyer, add an entry door with glass. Energy efficient sliding glass patio doors also let in sunlight, and give you the option to invite fresh air into your home or enjoy the melodies of singing birds on nice days.

Skylights can flood small or closed-off spaces such as walk-in closets or bathrooms with light and

give you views of blue skies.


To give your home a welcoming, fresh feel, add various houseplants and indulge in fresh-cut flowers.

A windowsill with small plants of varying shades of green can add texture, while larger potted plants near doorways help guests feel welcome. Fill dark, underutilized spaces with taller plants and place bright, lightly-scented garden flowers in such spots as the kitchen island and coffee tables. Use earthen or wood-carved vases for additional warmth.


From the warm brown tones of a picturesque southwestern mesa to the cool, earthy feel of quarried rock, manufactured


stone veneer adds rugged texture, intriguing patterns and shapes, and a variety of hues straight from Earth’s natural color palette.

Whether you’re creating a focal point in a bedroom with an accent wall, adding character to your kitchen with a stone veneer backsplash, surrounding a tub with stone veneer for a spa-like bathroom, or highlighting your fireplace, different stone profiles and grout colors can help you customize the look. Experiment with combinations using ProVia’s visualizer tool found at stone/grout-visualizer.

“Incorporating biophilic elements into your interior design can transform your home into a warm respite from your busy life,” says Kline.


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‘TREE DOCTOR’ uses special techniques for exceptional results

Since 1985, Russell Bowman has been delighting residents of San Diego County with his plant and tree expertise.

So, it’s no wonder Bowman Plant & Tree Care Specialists have been named the San Diego Union-Tribune Community Press’ “Best of North County” voters’ poll for tree and plant care for a 2nd year in a row!

He is lovingly referred to as the San Diego “tree doctor extraordinaire” by his clients, Bowman is known for transforming sickly trees and gardens into Disneyesque wonderlands.

Using his own proprietary blend of organic biological nutrition, Bowman feeds plants at night — a technique he picked up during his time as a horticulturist at Disneyland.

“When you feed plants at night, they have enough time to absorb the nutrition, before it is degraded by the sun’s rays,” he said. “That’s

why, when most people are winding down their days, eating dinner, and going to bed, we are out feeding plants and trees.”

He’s done more than just care for sick plants and trees, he’s revolutionized both residential and commercial properties by the use of his organic fertilizer tanks that inject his magical formula through your irrigation systems. This program reduces the households use of water overall by 30%.

In a very short time, this program pays back through reduced water bills.

“When you give your body proper nutrition, it affects your overall health and boosts your immunity, so you don’t get sick. The same is true for plants and trees.” Bowman feeds complete “nutrition delivery biology” derived from earthworm castings to replenish the missing healthy soil biology.

This works with a client’s current irrigation system so that each time the landscaping is watered, the needed soil biology is replenished.

“This is the secret to keeping your property looking like a five-star resort.”

Russell is quick to point out that healthy plants and trees are also environmentally friendly. A healthy plant will be more efficient at photosynthesizing sunlight into oxygen and the healthy soil/compost helps bring down uses far less wa-

ter. He donates his time and expertise for the trees for the Point Loma Association and gardens at the Rock Church in Point Loma, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, the YMCA, Barnes Tennis Center, Chili’s Restaurants, Stone Brewery in Escondido, and San Diego Botanic Garden. He also served with the

San Diego Rose Society in Balboa Park for 12 years.

“My calling is to beautify the earth, making trees and plants healthy,” The Master Gardener taught me everything I know. I’ve learned that when you love something, it’s not something you have to do; it’s something you want to do.”

To learn more about Bowman and his services, please contact Russell at

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Leading Note Theatre ‘Spring Music Concert’

Local professional musicians to share the joy of music

On Saturday, April 22, 2023, Leading Note Studios Theatre will host a community concert event.

This concert will be the first in a series of seasonal concerts coming this year at the Theatre.

The Spring Concert will feature performances of Beethoven classical piano performed by Wei Heng Shao, Disney improvisations



Blane Abernathy, Violin performances with George Volkev, Vocals by songwriter Mary Corso and many more. It will be a night filled with a variety of music right here in North County, San Marcos, California.

“I love sharing music with the community! It is joyful and makes you smile, dance, and feel a variety of emotions. It is something you will never be too young or too old to enjoy!” said Owner Camille Hastings.

The Event will include a local food truck venue at the Event, tables and chairs to en-

Heroes of Vista named

VISTA — The Vista Chamber of Commerce on March 10 held its 12th annual Heroes of Vista ceremony to celebrate those who work to make Vista a better place to live and do business.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Trudy Bronner of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps.

Other winners included Sheriff’s Deputies of the Year, Deputy Jorgen Ped-


sure this is bulletproof so they won’t have any ability to appeal it,” Chung said.

The council also approved regulations prohibiting licensed tobacco retailers within 1,000 feet of other tobacco or cannabis retailers, in addition to existing code prohibiting them from within 1,000 feet of schools.

City Clerk Kathy Valdez said this applies to tobacco-specific retailers and not convenience stores or gas stations that sell tobacco in addition to other products.

However, Councilmember Corinna Contreras said she would like to see this 1,000-foot limit apply to those locations as well.

“Just with the sheer



child sexual abuse charges related to M.G. and two other children. A trial in that case was recently set for May 15.

Callan Swim School attorney David Baumgarten said in court last Friday that he hoped to see the civil case settled within 60 days. He also told The Coast News that he is prepared to go to trial if a settlement cannot be reached.

“We have a trial date and we will be prepared to defend our case,” Baumgarten said. “I remain confident, based on what I know, that my client didn’t do anything wrong.”

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ersen and Deputy Frank Ramos; Firefighter of the Year, Michael Saldaña; Healthcare Hero, Steve Dietlin, CEO, Tri-City Medical Center; Businessperson of the Year, Denisse Barragan, J & R Auto Body and Paint; New Business of the Year, SVN Vanguard; Non-Profit of the Year, Assistance League of North Coast; Small Business of the Year, Sunny Days Sunshine Center; Large Business of the Year, EDCO.

By City News Service REGION — San Diego County's unemployment rate remained 3.7% in February, unchanged from January, according to the figures released March 24 by the state Employment Development Department.

February's unemployment rate was less than February 2022's rate of 4.1%. Last month’s rates compare with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.8% for California and 3.9% for the



nation over the same period.

According to the EDD, between January 2023 and February 2023, nonfarm employment increased by 7,800, from 1,551,600 to 1,559,400. In addition, agricultural employment added 500 jobs.

Leisure and hospitality posted the most monthover-month gains, with 2,800 jobs added. The majority of those 2,000 — were in accommodation and food services.

efit is.”

Chung said staff would look into the possibility of extending these regulations.

At the suggestion of Councilmember Katie Melendez, city officials agreed that all retailers’ fines should go toward youth tobacco prevention programming or scholarships.

However, they said they would prefer to see all tobacco retailers comply with the law.

find the defendant violating them" and that one victim remembered him whispering, “I know you like this” during the assault.

Victims were told their memories were drug-induced hallucinations, the D.A.’s Office said.

Ky pleaded guilty to three counts of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim and one count of sexually battery by restraint on the day his trial was set to begin.

“This defendant used his position of trust as a doctor to sedate and sexually assault his victims, betraying his medical oath and traumatizing his patients,” said San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan.


resulting in a split vote.

At the end of the meeting, Rains changed her tune and called another vote in favor of Schaeg, with the motion passing this time 3-1.

Schaeg was sworn in directly afterwards to applause.

Schaeg will serve as the trustee for Area 2, which covers Escondido and the eastern third of the state Route 78 corridor, for the remaining two years of Christian Garcia’s term.

The departure of Garcia, who stepped down when he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Escondido City Council, marked the second time in three years that Palomar’s board president has resigned.

amount of convenience stores, markets and other businesses that do sell tobacco that is already grandfathered in, I think it’s import-

The lawsuit claims that Callan Swim School owner Brett Callan was made aware around spring 2020 of a report from a parent that Piazza had “told her daughter to reach toward his genital area” during a lesson but that he did not terminate Piazza’s employment.

The suit went on to say that in October 2020, Piazza’s mother, Larissa, who served as the pool’s manager, also informed Callan that her son was facing criminal charges for performing a sexual act with the family dog.

Piazza’s employment was briefly terminated at this time, but he was rehired months later and, the suit

ant that we don’t continue the expansion of tobacco,” Contreras said. “The more we can restrict tobacco, the bigger the public health ben-

states, sexually abused M.G. in mid-2021.

Callan Swim School claimed in a February court filing that they were pro-

“The amendments that are coming before us are very oriented toward preventing tobacco use for youth, so even if we continue to improve our funding accessibility for our youth scholarships, I think that would be a worthwhile use of these funds,” Melendez said.

hibited from inquiring into Piazza’s juvenile charges related to his dog or using the charges as a basis to suspend or terminate him.



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lessness that we’re seeing from drivers,” said Councilmember Corinna Contreras.

One of the sites to receive speed humps is Alta Vista Drive between Vale Terrace Place and Coventry Road, a curving 20-footwide roadway with no curbs or sidewalks that has been a source of numerous complaints and accidents.

Christina and Eric Gulino said since they’ve moved to their Alta Vista Drive home, there have been three accidents due to high speeds on their street that required police or fire department response, with trees so far preventing vehicles from coming onto their property.

The Gulinos said that accidents are going to keep

happening, and they and their neighbors do not find the street safe to walk on anymore. Speed humps, they said, can help to slow cars down.

“It’s statistically just a matter of time until one of these cars doesn’t hit the tree, and it ends up in our living room or our neighbor’s living room, and then we’re looking at something far more serious than just a scratch on the road,” said Eric Gulino.

City staff said they will continue seeking funding for additional projects along priority roads identified on Tuesday. The city tried and failed twice to obtain grant funding for traffic calming projects on Vale Terrace Drive, where staff have proposed imple-

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menting two roundabouts, one at the intersection with Vale Terrace Place and another at Williamson, as well as added sidewalks and an all-way stop.

“Hopefully we can find money for these projects very soon and get them all done,” said Councilmember Joe Green.

The first protected bike lanes in the city are set to go in at the following segments:

— North Melrose Drive from Olive Avenue and Ascot drive

— South Melrose Drive from Breeze Hill Road/ Matagual Drive to the southern city limits

— North Santa Fe Avenue from Vista Village Drive to Bobier Drive

— The length of Vista

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— East Vista Way from Civic Center Drive to Bobier Avenue

— Bobier Drive from East Vista Way to North Santa Fe Avenue

— Civic Center Drive from Eucalyptus Avenue to Ocean View Drive

City Traffic Engineer Sam Hasenin said flexible delineators, bendable plastic poles that last around 20 years, were the cheapest option for bike safety lanes compared to metal poles or raised asphalt berms, the latter of which would cost an additional $450,000.

However, Councilmembers Contreras and Katie Melendez said they would like to see the city work toward implementing more solid protections for

bikers, noting that the flexible poles would not stop cars from passing into the lanes.

Resident Danny Garcia, who spoke during public comment, agreed.

“I feel like investing now, even if it is more expensive and more time, into proper infrastructure for biking will be better for our future generations and for the long run,” Garcia said.

At Contreras’ suggestion, the council directed staff to bring back another discussion in the future about adding in asphalt berms as an additional protection for bike lanes.

Also Tuesday, the council also adopted a Vision Zero resolution committing to ending fatalities on city streets.

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Laguna Beach, minus the crowds

Attention local SoCals: It’s spring and that means that the beaches are ours.

In another few months, our favorite stretches of Southern California sand will be overpopulated with out-of-area bodies and their coolers, umbrellas and beach toys.

So, until nearly Memorial Day, enjoy the sweet solitude and quiet that are ours in places like Laguna Beach.

These “slow days” are not going unnoticed by area workers, according to an employee at Hotel Joaquin, a boutique establishment at the quieter north end of downtown.

Built in 1947 and called La Playa (“An exquisitely appointed motor hotel overlooking the blue Pacific”), Hotel Joaquin was renovated in 2018 and now bears the name of the local mountain range.

“I love this time of year,” the employee told us as we enjoyed a welcoming complimentary cocktail at the airy living-room bar at the hotel. “Not much traffic and I can find a place to park when I come to work. People are more laid back.”

Come summer, though, this quiet village vibe evaporates and Laguna Beach morphs into one of the most densely populated towns on the West Coast. The crush of summer visitors, espe-

hit the road

cially during weekends and art festivals, makes it more of a challenge to enjoy the town’s unique coastline, shops, galleries, public art and trove of appealing eateries.

It had been some years since my husband and I explored Laguna Beach (yearround population: 23,000), so we made a 50-minute, midweek drive north, checked into Hotel Joaquin, and spent most of our twoday stay enjoying the walkability of the town’s spectacular coastline.

We were delighted to discover that the starting point for the trail to downtown and Main Beach was just a few yards from our hotel. (Just as close: a pickup point for the free trolley. See below.) The mile-long, bluff-hugging trail eventually brings walkers to the north end of Heisler Park and ends at Main Beach.

Come summer, this spot of sand will be wallto-wall people, but for now, it offers plenty of room to spread out, snooze on a blanket or do cartwheels.

While following this mile-long walk, we learned

how the ocean views must compete with the trail’s landscaping, stairways to nearly-deserted coves and glistening beaches, and lots of thought-provoking public art.

One notable stop: Monument Point, a memorial within the borders of Heisler Park that honors military veterans and offers a spectacular westward view.

What is now Heisler Park was once slated for development. Thankfully, this coastal property eventually became city property, and Laguna Beach has preserved, maintained and enhanced it and all paths leading to it through the years.

Signs along the trail remind you that this also is a protected marine area.

The city also has wisely provided a way to get around town without a car. It provides the year-round Laguna Beach Free Trolley, not to be confused with the Summer Breeze, another free, summer-only trolley that runs between Irvine and Laguna Beach.

The former runs on Coast Highway between North Laguna/ Heisler Park, downtown, South Laguna/ Mission Hospital and the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point. It runs every 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the route you ride.

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Floral designers interpret famous works of art with flower displays. The 2023 Art Alive floral exhibition will be on display through April 2. $40, 12 to 5 p.m. Mar. 31 at Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego.


Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May. 5 p.m. at Carlsbad Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad.


Música campirana will be performed by Dueto Dos Rosas, along with a special discussion. 6 p.m. at John Landes Park, 2855 Cedar Rd, Oceanside.


Join us onsite for Fun Animal Friday with My Reptile Guys, Friday March 31 from 10am to 12pm. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mar. 31 at San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, 320 N Broadway, Escondido.



Bay Area Lyme Foundation and San Diego Lyme Alliance to host annual 5K walk for Lyme and tickborne disease awareness. All are welcome, FREE to participate. 7 to 10 a.m. Apr. 1 at De Anza Cove, Mission Bay, 3000 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego.


Proceeds make critical resources available to those who have or are affected by Parkinson’s disease. $40, 7:30 a.m. at Liberty Station, 2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego.


A dark comedy about self-discovery and new beginnings. $99, 7:30 p.m. at New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St, Carlsbad.


On April Fools’ Day, San Diego Folk Heritage and the Storytellers of San Diego will co-present a variety show of music, stories, and songs interwoven around a theme of fools and foolishness. $10-$15, 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Ave, Carlsbad.


The contemporary, modern dance company strives to present dances that represent our multifaceted humanity. 7 p.m. at Ruby Shulman Auditorium , 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad.


The band Echoes of Cadence will be playing with a laser show. Two show times

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For children ages 2 to 10, telling of the story of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, a petting zoo, egg hunt and crafts. $5, 9 a.m. at Village Community Presbyterian Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe.



31st Annual San Marcos Spring Fling & Street Festival, 9am - 5pm, April 2, Along Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos.


The Carlsbad 5000 road race welcomes runners of all ages and paces. $104, 7 a.m. at Carlsbad Village, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad.


The Village Church will present a special Spring

Choral Concert centered on the light, hope and comfort found in the promise of eternal life. 7 p.m. at Village Community Presbyterian Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe.


The art highlights impact of the Russian invasion. 1 p.m. at Villa Montezuma, 1925 K St, San Diego.



Artist Lisa Skelly does demo March 9. Reception March 12. 5 p.m. at North Coastal Art Gallery, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad.


Explore the amazing world of bugs with San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. April 3-7. $300$350, 12 a.m. at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, 320 N Broadway, Escondido.



Artist Terry Chacon will demo April 6. Reception April 16. 5 p.m. at North Coastal Art Gallery, 300

Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad.


Everything from southern rock to Stax-inspired Memphis soul. $32, 7 p.m. at Belly Up, 160 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach.



A meaningful and interactive Passover Seder meal. $65, 6:45 p.m. at Chabad Jewish Center Oceanside/ Vista, 1930 Sunset Dr, Vista.


His first full-length solo album “One Match Left.” $35, 9 p.m. at Belly Up, 143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach.


Pesach celebrations through April 13 Reservations required. $65, 6:45 p.m. at Chabad Jewish Center Oceanside/Vista, 1930

Sunset Dr, Vista.


Emory Dandrea will present “LSVT eLoud Telepractice Outpatient Program For Parkinson’s.” 1 to 3 p.m. Apr. 5 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 7807 Centella St, Carlsbad.



Music by renowned composers and arrangers, $10, 7:30 p.m. at MiraCosta College Theater, 1 Barnard Dr, Oceanside.



Displays of award-winning specimens and designs and how to enter your horticulture or design entry in this year’s Flower Show will be discussed. 12 p.m. at Gloria McClellan Vista Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista.

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