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Supervisor recall falls well short By Laura Place


The San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, which held its grand opening 50 years ago this month, has played a key role in the conservation of species including elephants. The Safari Park includes 300 species on its 1,800 acres and welcomes more than 1 million visitors a year. Story on Page 3. Courtesy photo

Waffle Ride winner slain in Texas By Anna Opalsky

SAN MARCOS — The women’s winner of the recent California Belgian Waffle Ride bike race in San Marcos died earlier this month in Austin, Texas, from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Austin Police Department. Anna Moriah Wilson, 25, a Vermont native, was well known in the cycling community as a rising star in gravel and mountain cycling. She was in Austin for the Gravel Locos bike race. Police responded to a 911 call late on May 11 in East Austin from a friend Wilson was staying with. Police performed life-saving measures, but

Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 35, a yoga teacher from Austin, is being sought in connection with the killing, according to a May 20 release by the US Marshals Service. The victim and susWILSON pect were both in relationships with the same man, according to an arrest affidavit. The cycling community is mourning Wilson’s death. “Mo was an amazing athlete across many sports and seemed to be able to

float above the fray like an angel. She was loved by all and a beacon of light for those who came into her orbit,” the organizers of the California Belgian Waffle Ride said in a statement. “In the days since her murder, it's safe to say we have been feeling the same bewilderment, sorrow and pain that the entire cycling community has been grappling with.” Norval Lyon, the president of the North County Cycle Club, echoed this sentiment. “All cyclists are diminished by the loss of this young star.” At the Belgian Waffle Ride on April 30, Wilson won the women’s division by 25 minutes.


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REGION — An attempt to force a recall election for Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer officially met its end last Thursday, after local political action committee Undivided San Diego failed to gather the 40,000 signatures needed to place it on the ballot. A group of around 20 residents, mostly from Escondido, announced its intent to begin gathering signatures for the recall of the county’s District 3 official in September LAWSON2021, as re- REMER ported by the Escondido Times-Advocate. On a website dedicated to the recall, Undivided San Diego listed the supervisor’s “partisan and divisive” attitude, alleged disregard for her constituents, and conduct at meetings as reasons for the recall. Despite efforts to rally district residents, the group fell far short of the required signatures by the May 12 deadline with less than 400 signatures (or roughly 1%) submitted to the county Registrar of Voters, according to Undivided San Diego president Mike Johnson. The outcome was not surprising to Lawson-Remer, who was elected by a wide margin in the 2020 election over opponent Kristin Gaspar to represent the 3rd Dis-

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park celebrates 50th anniversary

Young giraffe thrives after orthotic help

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ESCONDIDO — The month of May marks 50 years since the opening of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. On May 10, Safari Park team members awarded a San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance lifetime membership card to the 50th visitor that day, an unsuspecting youngster from North Dakota. Almost 3,000 visitors attended the grand opening in 1972. A monorail system took them into the Safari Park’s savanna habitats, offering a safe, up-close way to view a diverse array of wildlife — including some of the Safari Park’s first residents: six African elephants, sable antelope, greater kudu and gemsbok, and a group of 18 southern white rhinos. The experience was

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ESCONDIDO — A 3-month-old giraffe calf at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has received a new lease on life, thanks to swift intervention by the conservation organization’s wildlife health and wildlife care teams to correct abnormalities that threatened the calf’s survival. The female youngster — named Msituni (pronounced see-tune-neee), which means “in the forest” in Swahili — received a pair of specialized giraffe-patterned orthotic braces that attached to her front legs to help correct a hyperextension of the carpi, bones that are equivalent to those in the human wrist. This disorder had caused the giraffe’s front legs to bend improperly, and made it difficult for her to stand and walk. Wildlife care staff said Msituni’s chances of survival would have been very low without the treatment provided by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance team in collaboration with orthotists from Hanger Clinic. “We are so glad to have the resources and expertise to step in and provide this young calf the opportunity for a full life,” said Matt Kinney, DVM, senior veterinarian at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. “Without these lifesaving braces to provide support, the position of her legs would have become increasingly more painful and progressed to a point she would not have been able to overcome.” The custom orthotic braces were crafted by Hanger Clinic, a nationwide provider of outcomes-based orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) care. While the company focuses on O&P care for humans, members of the San Diego-based Hanger Clinic team consulted with wildlife care staff to develop a customized plan specific to Msituni and her case. “I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment,” said Ara Mirzaian, certified orthotist at Hanger Clinic. “I’ve never worked with wildlife before — it’s one of those things that is a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity,


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like no other — and 50 years later, millions of guests continue to experience wildlife in this unique setting, making lifelong connections with species from around the world. Today, the Safari Park’s 1,800 acres are home to vital conservation efforts, with more than 3,600 individual animals from more than 300 species, and a botanical collection of more than 1.75 million plants. The Safari Park welcomes more than 1 million guests each year, providing an ideal setting for visitors to connect with nature and wildlife, while supporting San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s conservation efforts worldwide. During the past five decades, the Safari Park has played a crucial role in the conservation of spe-

cies ranging from California condors and hornbills to rhinos and elephants. With its diverse worldclass habitats, including Tull Family Tiger Trail and Walkabout Australia, there is no other place like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. “At the Safari Park, we bring people closer to wildlife than most people can imagine,” said Lisa Peterson, the Safari Park’s executive director. “At any moment, guests can experience something truly life changing — and our hope is these life-changing moments instill a passion in each person to want to change the lives of endangered wildlife and their native habitats.” For more information about the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, visit

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and you just have to savor the moment.” Apart from the irregularities in her front legs, Msituni suffered a variety of serious ailments following her birth. Wildlife health staff treated her using intravenous antibiotics for abnormalities in her blood and provided specialized hoof extenders to fix the irregular position of her back legs. Ultimately, the treatments were a success: Msituni is no longer receiving antibiotics, the braces have been removed, and her legs are now correctly positioned — which is leading to her attaining a healthy weight and height. The calf has done so well, the wildlife care team

introduced her to the rest of the giraffe herd in the Safari Park’s 60-acre East Africa savanna habitat, including another adult female, named Yamikani (pronounced yame-caanee) and her female calf, Nuru. Nuru was born four days after Msituni.

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Police: Teen’s stabbing claim false By City News Service

ESCONDIDO — Investigators have determined that a 13-year-old’s claim that he was stabbed by an unknown assailant in Escondido two weeks ago was false, police reported Tuesday. The boy has admitted that he accidentally suffered minor cuts on the afternoon of May 12 while he and a friend with a knife were playing in the 700 block of East Mission Avenue, near Mission Middle School, according to the Escondido Police Department. He then “went to the school and told staff the false story, so as not to get himself or his friend in trou-

ble,” EPD Lt. Suzanne Baeder said. After receiving the bogus crime report, administrators at the school placed the campus on lockdown as a precaution as officers searched the neighborhood in vain for the nonexistent assailant. “Detectives are evaluating if any juveniles will be charged with filing a false police report or any other crimes,” Baeder said. “The Escondido Police Department would like to thank everyone who attempted to assist in the investigation of this (case) and who showed concern for the child involved.” Paid for by Renee Taylor for Congress FEC# C00808030


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How to avoid rental scams


By Summer Stephan

ental housing in San Diego County is a precious commodity and usually comes at premium cost. Now, bad actors are taking advantage of increased demand, by using popular payment apps and COVID-19 social distancing practices to scam trusting consumers and avoid detection. Rental scams have historically been a problem for consumers and law enforcement. Fraudsters target hopeful renters using fake or hijacked property listings with attractive pricing. In fake listings, scammers post pictures of properties they have no association with, then create a false advertisement to lure renters. Hijacked property listings involve targeting an actual rental listing and reposting it with the scammer’s e-mail and phone number. When a potential renter shows interest, fraudsters rely on high-pressure sales tactics to create a sense of urgency, requiring a deposit to hold the property. Once the scammer receives the money, they disappear. In the past, it was easier to identify scams. Scammers required money wires or cash, avoided in-person contact and refused to allow renters to tour a property without first paying a deposit — all red flags that would have derailed the scam. But now, those practices are normal and bad ac-

tors are taking advantage of the perfect storm that relies on electronic communication, the ease of electronic transactions such as Venmo or PayPal and avoids in-person interactions. Here are ways scammers work: • They place ads on websites such as Craigslist and Zillow and social media apps, often listing the properties below market value to entice unsuspecting renters.

• They take advantage of social distancing protocols by avoiding in-person meetings and requiring electronic communication and money transfers. • When potential renters ask for a tour prior to paying, scammers use technology to provide fictious virtual tours or conduct video tours of a hijacked property listing. As new methods for conducting business change, it has become more difficult to identify rental scammers, but there are still some telltale signs of fraud. Here are some tips to evade rental scams: • Be cautious of properties that are offered below market value. If it’s too good to be true, it likely is. • Use caution with ads that have significant gram-

matical errors or misspellings. A legitimate rental listing should be professional. • Verify the rental by checking known real estate websites to ensure the home exists, is located at the listed address and is available as a rental. • Do an online search of the rental company to see if there are any bad reviews or warnings of scams about it. • Be cautious of high-pressure rental tactics requiring you to make a deposit or payment quickly. Speed and urgency are the fraudster’s tools. • Meet your landlord in person. Avoid a completely cyber transaction which could make it difficult to identify the other party. • Never make a deposit or payment before seeing the property and signing a lease. • Make sure the owner or agent has access to the rental unit. Tour the unit or have someone you trust tour the unit. • Don’t settle for an exterior tour. • Never wire money or pay in cash, cryptocurrency, or gift cards. Wiring money is the same as sending cash and impossible to recover. If you were the victim of a rental scam, report the incident to your local police agency or request a San Diego District Attorney Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form at Summer Stephan is the district attorney for San Diego County.

s voters head for the polls or ballot drop-off boxes in the June 7 California primary election, those with even moderate memories may recall the moves by ex-President Donald Trump that are shaping the vote. It’s not merely that Californians will be voting in one less Congressional primary than previously, but that fewer will likely vote this year here and in other states than in the last several similar elections. That was Trump’s wish, enabled with enthusiasm by his secretary of Commerce, billionaire businessman Wilbur Ross, who did all he could while supervising the 2020 census to reduce the vote and make it whiter. That’s what Trump has actually meant all along by his vaunted slogan “Make America Great Again.” For one thing, demographic scholars are just now arriving at the conclusion that the 2020 census, conducted under the Trump aegis, was the least accurate in many decades. The aim all along was to undercount minorities, especially Latinos and Blacks, in order to give more clout to white voters who are more likely to vote for Republicans like Trump and Ross. It was also meant to allocate fewer government dollars than before to states where those minorities tend to concentrate, thus causing their populations to decline for years to come. The strategy appears largely to have succeeded, despite the fact that courts threw out its most egregious tactic — a question on citizenship status designed to intimidate immigrants who are legally eligible to vote. For, as Robert Shapiro, senior fellow at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., concluded in a recent report, “Large-scale errors in the Census cost New York, Texas, Florida, Arizona, California and New Jersey one (congressional) seat each, and resulted in an extra representative for Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Montana, Wisconsin and Indiana.” Population increases in the states that lost seats, all places that attract huge numbers of new immigrants, were downplayed by a variety of methods, increasing emphasis on numerical gains in whiter states. This was accomplished, according to Shapiro and other scholars, by hobbling the census — with help from COVID-19. The pandemic provided

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cover for the Trump-Ross tactic of underfunding the census in states where they wanted counts lowered, allowing them to send out fewer census takers for shorter periods than usual. This was a ploy to depress minority participation, and it worked, Shapiro and others concluded. The methods included persistent funding shortfalls in areas where large numbers did not fill out and return census forms on their own, but would have been counted if census takers called on them. Underfunding led to understaffing and a truncated schedule at least a month shorter than usual, with the pandemic used as cover. As a result, California’s official population increase between 2010 and 2020 was understated by enough to cost the state one seat in Congress and one Electoral College vote in each of the next two presidential elections. The Georgetown study found that at the same time Blacks and Hispanics were undercounted, whites and Asian-Americans were often double-counted as census takers were more comfortable in more affluent areas, visiting a higher than usual percentage of homes where occupants had already sent in their forms. Compared with 2010, the Georgetown team wrote, undercounts of Blacks jumped from 2.03% to 3.3% and for Hispanics from 1.54% to 4.99 %. In short, about 1 in 20 Latinos was not counted, more than three times the 2020 margin of error. This all skews congressional representation now and for the next 10 years to come, before a new census sets new district lines for the 2030s. At the same time, overcounts of non-Hispanic whites and Asians went up. The political effects of all this are not completely one-sided, as some Republican-leaning states like Texas and Florida also saw their counts distorted. But uncomfortable as the reality may be for many Californians, living in a state where Trump’s approval ratings have rarely topped 40%, they are voting in a system largely shaped by him and his billionaire appointee, Ross. Email Thomas Elias at


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Vista chamber honors Rising Star Students of the Year By Staff

VISTA — The Vista Chamber of Commerce held its Rising Star of the Year Scholarship breakfast May 13 to salute local school seniors, with seniors from nine high schools honored throughout the 2021-2022 school year. Rising Star Students of the Year (with $1,000 scholarships) included: • Alyssa Crevoiserat (Guajome Park Academy) • Rebekah Christoffersen (Maj. Gen. Raymond Murray High School) • Olivia Song (Mission Vista High School)

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Through June 3, you can apply to be part of the June 25 Oceanside Independence Parade in Downtown Oceanside. the 26th annual parade will feature the theme “Oceanside Strong, Honoring Our Hometown Heroes.” Local nonprofits, organizations, community groups, businesses, and car and motorcycle clubs are all eligible to participate in the parade. Apply at PICK YOUR FLICKS

Carlsbad Flicks at the Fountain return on Thursday summer nights from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 7 through Aug. 4. The Carlsbad Village Association would like you to vote of which films you’d like to see. Check out the list and vote at events/vote-for-movies VOLUNTEER AT HORSE PARK

• Nyla Lopez (Rancho Buena Vista High School) • Noah Bailey (Trade Tech High School) • Sarina Schulthess (Vista High School) • Esmeralda Ortiz (Vista Visions Academy) The Distinguished Female Student award from PEO Vista Chapter ($1,000) went to Lindsey Harris (Vista High School). The Nikolas Ljubic Memorial Scholarship ($1,000 each) went to Matthew Draves (Vista High School) and Raul Rodarte (Trade Tech High School). Awards of Excellence

($750 each) were given to: • Stevin Latimer (Mission Vista High School) • Aaliyah Cortes (Guajome Park Academy) • Hahle Taylor (Vista High School) Awards of Merit ($250 each) were awarded to: • Malea Van Brocklin (Mission Vista High School) • Malia Mitchell (Guajome Park Academy) • Megan Luck (Mission Vista High School) • Isabella Melendy (Guajome Park Academy) • Maxwell Davis (Trade Tech High School) • Uriel Medina (Major

Several rides of varying distance and pace explore different parts of San Diego’s North County each week. Visit northcountycycleclub. com for details. Guests are welcome.

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It’s time for Teens Go to the Movies for ages 13 to 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. May 28 at the Escondido Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Haul out of bed, throw on some sweats and head to the library for a movie screening of “Nacho Libre” (PG). Keep yourself awake with tasty treats, frothy beverages, and friends.

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Drop by the Vista Strawberry Festival starting at 8 a.m. at Indiana Avenue and Main Street, with treats, vendors, live entertainment, crafts, beer garden, and more. STRAWBERRY FUN RUN

Register now for the May 29 Vista Strawberry Run, and take a tour of historic Downtown Vista on foot by running or walking on a newly designed, flat and fast 5K (3.1-mile) track. After the race, spend the day at the Strawberry Festival, with treats, vendors, live entertainment, crafts, beer garden, and more. Register at https://

Ivey Ranch Park, 110 Rancho del Oro Drive, Oceanside is seeking volunteers ages 14 to adult to assist with Horse Camp and/or afternoon lessons this summer. Applications at are due by June 4. All six weeks of camp are full of new riders. Come share your knowledge, earn double scholarship dollars POKER RUN PLANNED Ivey Ranch Park has for your own riding, and grow the love of horses with a new fundraiser, a 5-stop Motorcycle Poker Run to others. Julian July 17 and are looking for participants. You can DUI CHECKPOINT The city of Carlsbad Po- register to ride at flipcause. lice Department will hold a com/secure/cause_pdetails/ DUI Checkpoint from 6 p.m. MTQwMDc3. Or you can May 27 to 2 a.m. May 28, take part as a vendor or on Carlsbad Boulevard at event sponsor at flipcause. Beech Avenue in Carlsbad. com/secure/cause_pdetails/ During the checkpoint, offi- MTQxNDcy. Ivy Ranch procers will look for signs that vides equestrian activities drivers are under the influ- for individuals with and ence of alcohol and/or drugs. without special needs. Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as JUNE 1 well as a suspended license. ORCHIDS GALORE San Diego Botanic Garden will be hosting its MAY 28 second annual spring orEXPLORE BY BIKE chid showcase, World of OrNorth County Cycle chids, through June 12 at Club rides every Saturday 300 Quail Gardens Drive, morning at 8 a.m., starting Encinitas. It features sales in the car park of Old Cali of plants, potting materials, fornia Restaurant Row. reference guides, conserva-

The La Costa chapter of the North County Parkinson’s Support Group will meet in person, from 1 to 3 p.m. June 1 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 7807 Centella, Carlsbad. Sal Avila will present “Parkinson’s Hallucinations And Delusions.” Full vaccination or natural immunity is required for participation.



North County San Diego-based Vista Community Clinic is holding its fourth annual 5K Fun Run and Walk on June 12 at a new location – Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Registration is now open and can be accessed by visiting the 5K page on VCC’s website at vcc5k/. The registration fee is $12 per participant. LOCAL BLOOD DRIVES

The Elizabeth Hospice will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 at 500 La Terraza Blvd., Escondido and Saint Francis Catholic Church will host a drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 5 at 525 W. Vista Way, Vista. All donors will receive a San Diego Padres Blood Drive T-shirt.



From June 3 through Sept. 5, the San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, will be open late and filled with live entertainment from a variety of artists, summer treats, and an opportunity to see wildlife from a different perspective. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in June and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 5. RUMMAGE SALE

Rancho Calevero Mobile Home Park at 3570 Calevero Lane, Oceanside is holding a carport and rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 and June 4. Residents will be selling a variety of items in their carports. The Ladies Night Out group will hold a rummage sale in a warehouse behind

General Raymond Murray High School) • Measoon Rahman (Mission Vista High School) The mission statement of the Rising Star of the Month is to bring the community together to honor local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/ or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. The core of the Rising Star of the Month is the student who makes a differ-

ence in their home, school and community with sincerity and passion. The students plan to attend a variety of colleges including Palomar and Mira Costa, CSUSM, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Davis. At the breakfast ceremony, the students shared their career goals, and many said they planned to return to Vista to begin their careers. For information on sponsorship for the Rising Star Program for the 202223 school year, email ceo@

Homestead from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 5 at the Sikes Adobe, 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, with tours of the adobe home and gardens. For more information contact Senior Interpretive HOSP GROVE HIKE The city of Carlsbad will Ranger Leana Bulay at Leacelebrate National Trails or call (858)Day with a group hike from 674-2270, Ext.14. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 4 at Hosp Grove, from the trailhead at the west main en- JUNE 6 trance off Jefferson Street FAMILY SUPPORT across from the Buena Vista The nonprofit PAL Lagoon, Carlsbad. Two trail (Parents of Addicted Loved hikes of varying distances ones) parent support group will take place, and along begins in-person meetings the way local habitat and again from 6 to 7:30 p.m. wildlife will be discussed. June 6, at the San Dieguito RSVP to Elizabeth Hueter United Methodist Church, Willoughby, trail volunteer Room 6, 170 Calle Magdacoordinator, at elizabeth. lena, Encinitas. The group hueterwilloughby@carls- meets weekly at no charge In the event of for parents or spouses who rain, the event will be can- have a loved one with a subceled. stance use disorder. FILIPINO CELEBRATION

The Filipino-American Cultural Organization and the Oceanside Public Library will be hosting the Filipino Cultural Celebration from noon to 6 p.m. June 4 in the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Event admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call Dori Harris at (760) 822-0683 or Genevieve Wunder at (760) 717-7151.


Vacation Bible School at the Village Church from 9 a.m. to noon June 20 through June 24, themed “Food Truck Party – On a Roll with God” at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Register online at vbs-2022 by June 17. The cost is $100.



San Diego County Fair is hiring seasonal workers ONCE UPON A BOOK and offering pay and ticket The Escondido Writers incentives. Apply online at Group at Escondido Pub- lic Library is hosting Once Upon a Book Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 at Grape JUNE 8 Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, SUMMER CAMPS Escondido. Local San Diego Get ready for the city of authors will be on site to sell Vista summer camps. Brenand sign their books. For gle Terrace Park Day Camps more information, contact and Counselor-in-Training Tanya Ross at tanyarossau- program run from June 13 to Aug. 16. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, sports, science, hiking, water games, JUNE 5 field trips and more. RegisFINE, FAST FERRARIS ter at The Ferrari Owners Club, San Diego Region is holding its annual Bella Cie- JUNE 12 lo car show from 10 a.m. to FUN RUN AND WALK 2 p.m. June 5 in the Cielo North County San DiVillage center, 18021 Calle ego-based Vista Community Ambiente, Rancho Santa Fe. Clinic is holding its fourth Enjoy the Italian music and annual 5K Fun Run and fine food in the beautiful Walk on June 12 at a new Rancho Santa Fe country- location – Brengle Terrace side. Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Registration SIKES ADOBE CELEBRATES is now open and can be acJoin the San Dieguito cessed by visiting the 5K River Park and the Friends page on VCC’s website at of Sikes Adobe to celebrate the 150th anniversary of vcc5k/. The registration fee the Sikes Adobe Historic is $12 per participant.

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ife is filled with small but memorable lessons. I find it really annoying. I feel certain I have reached the age of wisdom and consequently should really know everything necessary by now. I don’t mean astrophysics. I just mean the odd bits of knowledge that somebody knows, but I don’t until I learn it the hard way. This tiresome point was driven home when the dog pointed out that something was really interesting behind the corner wall of our living room. It is the wall into which all our electrical wires run, from a palm-sized hole in the outside wall. Why haven’t I covered or blocked it somehow? No excuse, sir. So recalling now that we dug one rats’ nest out of this hole a few years ago, I went hunting for harmless substances that rats find unbearable. Peppermint oil seemed a good choice, although I added some pepper for good measure. How to get it into the hole effectively? The turkey baster seemed the obvious choice. So I filled that plastic contraption multiple times with peppermint oil and squirted it gleefully into the opening. Yes, this is a very small thing. But I now know that peppermint oil is not easily removed — especially from the turkey baster. Soap and water hold no sway in removing the smell. Along with the baster, the rags I used to wipe up overflow and spills may eternally smell like Christmas. It’s not a terrible smell, but can quickly become overwhelming. So now I have the beginning of my very own rat repellent kit, along with a dozen traps my husband has baited with peanut butter (another smell that sticks around). Peppermint oil and a turkey baster might be perfect for shooting that rat-annoying smell anywhere in the yard I think the rats are too comfortable. I will be judicious, though. I had to throw the rags away because the entire house smelled of mint. I intend to replace the turkey baster with a glass one. And I will never underestimate the power of an essential oil again. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who hates rats but sports a sensitive nose. Contact her at jean@


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Palomar College officially installs new president By Staff

CITY STAFF in Escondido projects an $8.5 million deficit in the coming fiscal year. The City Council is looking for ways to balance the budget without hitting the pension trust fund too hard or making cuts to police, fire and public works. The Coast News graphic

Council to consider cuts to community groups By Samantha Nelson

ESCONDIDO —The City Council has directed staff to come forward with a budget that would pull fewer funds from the city’s pension reserves and consider cuts to city services aside from police, fire and public works that could include the Center for the Arts and other community organizations subsidized by the city. During the May 11 council meeting, staff presented its operating budget briefing to the City Council, projecting an $8.5 million deficit next year during the city’s 2022-2023 fiscal year. Despite increasing revenues from the reopening of the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, rising inflation rates and other costs have driven up expenditures as well, outpacing those higher revenues for the city. For the time being, the city relies on one-time funds to fill budget gaps and avoid cuts to its services. To fill next year’s budget gap, staff proposed to pull money from the city’s Section 115 Pension Trust Fund. Staff already anticipates pulling approximately $2.6 million from the fund this year to address


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The student team from Canyon Crest Academy, in Carmel Valley, won the National Finals of the 25th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl. An interdisciplinary ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the NOSB tests students’ knowledge of ocean science topics, including cross-disciplines of biology, chemistry, policy, physics, and geology. Students on the championship team include Mason Holmes, Emily Zhang, Andrew Kuang, Andrew Zhang, and Shrey Goel. They are coached by

the current fiscal year’s deficit, though that amount could change before the end of the year in June. After pulling money for this year, the fund would have about $23.7 million left in the account. That amount could drop to just over $14 million if the city has to pull money from the same fund next year, if the projected $8.5 million deficit becomes reality. Staff also noted other potential ways to cut costs, including a hiring and salary freeze that could save up to $2.6 million and the potential elimination of city funding provided to community organizations and events that could save up to $5.6 million. Councilmember Joe Garcia said he wanted a balanced budget that does not cut police, fire or public safety. Police, fire and public works are estimated to make up 75% of the city’s expenditures next year, with police at 41%, fire at 24% and public works at 10%. “I would like to see a budget that is balanced with no cuts to fire, no cuts to police, and that’s within the means that we have,” Garcia said. “As additional income comes in and whatever changes happen


• John Siebelink, MiraCosta College student, has been selected to receive the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship that pays up to $55,000 for tuition, books, and housing annually for up to three years, while the student secures a bachelor’s degree at a fouryear college or university. • Nikki Andelin of the Cal State San Marcos softball team and Luke Reece and Mark Stanford of the Cal State San Marcos baseball team have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District first team. • Meagan Elizabeth Hubinger of Carlsbad graduated from the University of Nebraska May 13. • Paige Hokunson, Kaelen Frye, Anna Harris, Ra-

if they do happen, then we can adjust the budget, but I believe what should come before us is something that is within the means we have.” Garcia took issue with staff’s comparison of Escondido’s spending per capita to nearby North County cities. Escondido currently spends the least amount $703 per capita, least among its neighbors; Carlsbad spends the most at $1,368 per capita. He pointed out that most of those other cities have higher median household incomes than Escondido. Carlsbad has the area’s highest median household income at $120,203, and Escondido has the lowest at $60,319. Garcia also noted that according to the Escondido Discussion, which has been surveying residents about what issues they want to see prioritized in the city, residents want to see more put into public safety and to address homelessness, which is why he said cuts shouldn’t happen to police, fire or public works. Councilmember Mike Morasco suggested considering cuts to community organizations rather than anything from police, fire or public works, and pulling money

chel Rossenfeld and Kendal Cliburn of Carlsbad; Olivia Montgomery of Del Mar, Kennady Tracy and Camille Lundstedt of Encinitas were named to the dean’s list at Belmont University for the Spring 2022. • Named to the Southern New Hampshire University Winter 2022 President’s List, earning a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, were Faith Casey, Courtney Diaz, Peter Vargo, Logan Posey, Kylie Henricks, Steven Beckett, Taylor Gladysz, Lyranii Demerie-Marin, Courtney Callen and Autumn Brown of Oceanside; Veronika Kireyko and John Jeffreys of Carlsbad; Jennifer Clements, Ronalyn Concepcion, Maribel Zetina and Breanna Jones of San Marcos; Aaron Wilson of Camp Pendleton, Brandon Davis and Pardis Safari of San Diego. • Marzieh Barnes, Torrey Pines High School, en-

only from the pension trust fund if absolutely necessary and after cuts are made. “We’d like to see other recommendations prior to going strictly to that,” Morasco said. City Manager Sean McGlynn said staff will bring back a balanced budget for council’s consideration in June, though the conversation over which cuts need to be made will be “painful” without the use of the pension trust fund. With rising costs and no additional revenue, the city projects an ongoing annual budget deficit for years to come. McGlynn noted that the city cannot continue to use one-time resources to help fill budget gaps. “If there is no additional revenue, we need to have a conversation about what the right size of the organization is,” McGlynn said. Four members of the public submitted comments to the City Council urging them to reconsider ending the city’s prohibition on cannabis businesses so that the city could bring in more tax revenue from the industry. None of the council members entertained the idea further during discussion.

gineering and graduating with distinction; Carolyn Du, Del Norte High School, engineering and graduating with high distinction and Ryan Edmonds, Carlsbad, joint major in computer science and mathematics and graduating with high distinction and departmental honors earned their degrees from Harvey Mudd College May 15. • Brandon Johnson of Oceanside received a bachelor of science in nursing diploma at Harding University May 7 for Spring 2022.

SAN MARCOS — The Palomar College Foundation hosted its third annual Community Showcase at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido May 4, highlighting the 75th anniversary of the college. During the event, which was suspended in 2020 and hosted remotely in 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Star Rivera-Lacey was officially “installed” as Superintendent/President of the college. “I stand before you today as a RIVERAproud beneficiary LACEY of the community college system,” said Rivera-Lacey during her remarks at the event. “I have experienced the positive impact that unfettered access to education can have on a person’s life. And this is why I’ve committed 24 years of my life to serving the community college system.” “Now, having the ability to make a significant contribution at Palomar that impacts the community where I was born and raised — this is a dream come true,” she added. Rivera-Lacey recalled her earliest visits to Palomar College at age 5, when her parents — immigrants to North County from El Salvador — enrolled in English as a Second Language classes. Rivera-Lacey was appointed to become the 11th superintendent/president by the Palomar Community College Governing Board in July 2021, but the first months of her leadership coincided with the last months of the COVID-19 crisis, delaying her public introduction until this month. The event featured a tribute to John Masson, the Foundation’s former board chair and Escondido City Council member who died in March 2020. Masson’s wife and two children accepted the 2022 Comet Award on his behalf, and the Foundation announced a $10,000 endowed scholarship in his name.

vice president of Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Foundation at MiraCosta College. Stubblefield begins her post at MiraCosta College on June 1 after 10 years as chief philanthropy officer for North County Lifeline.

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The Beta Delta Oceanside chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a Women Educator Society, honored local educators May 5 with scholarships and grants to purchase teaching materials. Honorees include Alyssa Colehomer, Khamsay Nainani, Danielle Cook, Jessica Sandoval, Debbie Sandoval, Melissa Rabaya, and Kelsey Travis, Xye Sanders and Eulalia Alvaro. SABOR A VIDA

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MAY 27, 2022

Escondido OKs loan to complete dam replacement By Samantha Nelson

ESCONDIDO — Earlier this month, the Escondido City Council approved taking out a federal loan to help partially fund the city's $133 million Lake Wohlford Dam replacement project. The council approved a $66 million loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) federal loan program at its May 11 meeting. In addition to the federal loan, the city will use $15 million from California’s Proposition 1E Grant, which is used for flood management, and an additional

THE LAKE WOHLFORD dam project is estimated to cost $133 milllion.

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$52 million from the city’s place the 127-year-old dam. at around $133 million, but water fund capital improveStaff has estimated Angela Morrow, deputy diments reserve to help re- the project’s overall cost rector of utilities, construction and engineering, pointed out that the estimate is conservative and has the potential to be lower. “Extra contingencies have been added to the total project cost to accommodate for unforeseen conditions during construction,” Morrow said. The WIFIA loan will have a 2.72% interest rate with annual payments of $3 million beginning once construction is complete sometime in mid-2027. The city anticipates the loan’s total 35-year lifetime cost to be $107.9 million, however Morrow said that could be lower if the city makes prepayments during Mon-Fri 7-5 construction at a lower inSat. 7-3 terest rate. Christopher McKinney, deputy city manager ENCINITAS - 270-C N. El Camino Real 760.634.2088 and director of utilities, ESCONDIDO - 602 N. Escondido Blvd. 760.839.9420 • VISTA - 611 Sycamore Ave.760.598.0040 noted his concerns about

the uncertainty regarding the dam’s bedrock conditions, noting costs will be on the lower end as long as the bedrock is sound and won’t require additional excavating. “Our staff and consultants have done their very best to assess the condition of the bedrock under the dam, but often the issue is we never know until we start digging,” McKinney said. However, Councilmember Mike Morasco pointed out that the project’s cost has gone up by four times its original amount of $33 million when it was first proposed years ago. Lake Wohlford Dam was first built in 1895 with earth and rockfill, standing 76 feet tall. Thirty years later, a hydraulic fill process helped raised the dam’s height by 24 feet. But in 2007, experts learned the dam’s hydraulic fill section had the potential to liquefy in an earthquake with a magnitude greater than 7.5, prompting state and federal regulators to mandate the dam’s height be lowered back to 76 feet. A replacement for the dam has been designed and already reviewed by state and federal regulators, according to city staff. The replacement would restore the lake to its pre2007 capacity and would be built to current seismic standards.

Guilty plea in 1986 slaying in Escondido By City News Service

ESCONDIDO — A man pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder count Monday for killing a retiree in Escondido more than 35 years ago. Nathan Eugene Mathis, 67, was arrested in April 2018 at his home in Ontario in connection with the fatal stabbing of Richard Finney, 75. Mathis, who was 31 at the time of the killing, is expected to be sentenced to a 15-year-to-life prison term this July. On the morning of Nov. 13, 1986, Finney was found stabbed to death in a living room chair of an East Mission Avenue apartment where he lived by himself, according to Escondido police. Money, jewelry and other items belonging to the victim had been stolen. Though knives, fingerprints and blood were located inside Finney’s apartment by investigators at the time, the case went cold until technological advances allowed for further examination of the evidence. The case was reopened about two years prior to Mathis’ arrest. Police and prosecutors have not disclosed what relationship, if any, the defendant and victim had with one another.

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MAY 27, 2022

P rimary Election

A voter’s guide to June 7 primary By Jacqueline Covey

REGION — Mail-in ballots have started trickling in as the state heads into the primary election next month. Voters can cast ballots for candidates in the newly drawn congressional, state legislative and local districts for the first time during the primary election on June 7. Also, effective this year for San Diego County is the permanent status of a vote-by-mail ballot for every registered voter that can be returned via mail, dropbox or in person. "Elections are no longer a one-day event,” said Antonia Hutzell, the public relations coordinator with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. “Voters have more days and more ways to vote. We encourage voters to act early and return their ballot to a trusted source.” Nearly two million county voters can utilize one of the 132 ballot dropoffs throughout the area starting May 28. From then until election week, 39 voting centers will open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and starting June 4 all 219 vote centers will be open. On Election Day, June 7, all 219 centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until the final vote is cast by those in line by that time). Ballot drop-off and vote center locations are available on the county website. Once cast, voters can track ballots through the California Secretary of State at wheresmyballot. Voters can register in person on Election Day or by May 23 for online or mail registration. The vote-by-mail packet sent to voters is in a white envelope labeled with an official “Election Mail” logo. The packet includes a return envelope, the official ballot, instructions and a list of the closest vote centers and ballot drop boxes, and the “I Voted” sticker. In June, voters will consider candidates for U.S. Congress, the California State Legislature and state (i.e. governor, attorney general) and local offices. Due to changes following the 2020 Census, voters may reside in newly formed congressional, state and county election districts. Until the new officials are elected in November, the existing district boundaries remain in effect. CONGRESS The 50th Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, whose territory currently spans from the eastern edge of the county to Temecula, through Fallbrook

and Escondido, where it snakes below El Cajon and back east to the county line. After redistricting, the 50th District now encompasses Escondido south along Interstate 15 to La Jolla and the western border to Imperial Beach. California’s 49th Congressional District, held by Rep. Mike Levin (D), will maintain much of the same area, except it will lose the coastline from La Jolla to Solana Beach and pick up more eastern territory near Fallbrook. Levin is defending the 49th seat this election season. Rep. Michelle Steel (R) represents the 48th Congressional District in Orange County. In 2022, the 48th territory switched to what is now under the 50th District. Issa will be running in the 48th Congressional District race, and Steele will be running in the 45th District race. STATE LEGISLATURE The 74th State Assembly District’s territory moved south from Orange County and now includes an area from Laguna Niguel to Carlsbad, and as east as De Luz Estates, stopping at Bonsall. Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris is running for re-election in the 73rd District. The 75th District expanded exponentially in 2022. Where it previously held a smaller area marked by the San Pasqual Valley, San Marcos and Temecula, it now confines most of North and East County. The district lines are east of Bonsall to the county border (not including Escondido), then from the U.S.-Mexico border to Riverside County. Republican incumbent Assemblywoman Marie Waldron is running for re-election in the 75th Assembly District against Assemblyman Randy Voepel, a Republican currently representing the 71st District. Democrat Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath, who currently represents the 76th District, is running for re-election in the 77th District, after her current district (76) moved away from the coast and Orange County and dropped into inland North County, including Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe and Carmel Valley. Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, a Democrat, is seeking re-election in the 76th State Assembly District. Mainschein’s current district, the 77th, is shifting from an inland district to representing the coast from Carlsbad to the southern border. In the 38th State Senate District, Republican TURN TO GUIDE ON 11

Interviews: 40th Senate District candidates

JOSEPH ROCHA was a plaintiff in the case that overturned the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Courtesy photo

BRIAN JONES currently represents the 38th District in the state Senate. Courtesy photo

Rocha challenges Jones in redrawn 40th By Steve Puterski

REGION — An attorney turned full-time Democratic candidate, Joseph Rocha, spoke with The Coast News about his campaign to unseat incumbent State Sen. Brian Jones (R-Santee) in the 40th State Senate District primary race. A former Navy sailor, Rocha was discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” After joining plaintiffs in a landmark decision ruling the former policy was unconstitutional, Rocha joined the Marines, served as a military police officer, completed Officer Candidate School and climbed to the rank of captain. Rocha, a gay man and son of Mexican immigrants, was also the first in his family to graduate college and law school after earning his associate’s degree from a community college. For Rocha, taking care of veterans is an important issue, along with housing



trict. The new district lines encompass the coastal cities from Point Loma to Carlsbad and communities including Mira Mesa and Harmony Grove to the east, but no longer include the more conservative area of Escondido. “I am proud to have the overwhelming support of District 3 residents as I con-

40th District The newly drawn 40th State Senate District covers East and North County from El Cajon to Mount Laguna, north to Borrego Springs, west to Fallbrook and Bonsall and includes San Marcos, Escondido and Rancho Santa Fe. and the cost of living. The Democrat said he’s put his career on hold to run for this seat against Jones. In an in-depth interview with The Coast News, Jones, who currently represents the 38th District in the Senate, discusses a range of issues amid his re-election campaign for the newly drawn 40th State Senate District seat. Jones, a former Santee City Councilman, warned the state is facing a number of daunting challenges, tinue fighting to protect our environment, our health and the safety of our communities,” Lawson-Remer said. Johnson said while there was a lot of support for the recall in late 2021, few people ended up following through with action to make it happen, and many of the supporters did not actually live in her district. However, Johnson said he doesn’t regret giving people a means to make their voices heard.

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such as homelessness, housing and eroding local control — all of which impact a city’s ability to effectively and efficiently plan for its future. Jones said the weaponization of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is rampant and in need of reform. Additionally, the longtime Republican has also championed lower taxes and is opposed to the Democrats’ plan to increase the

gas tax this summer. Since Jones and Rocha are the only two candidates in the primary race, Rocha will likely go head-to-head against the long-time state Republican legislator from Santee in the November general election.

“I think what we were really trying to accomplish is, a lot of people felt like they weren’t being heard, and we were giving them that option,” he said. “There is a system in place, and it’s actually a very good system. There’s a reason we’re allowed to do recalls — if there’s an issue, we’re allowed to bring that up.”

Johnson added that it often takes two or three tries to execute a successful recall, and encouraged residents to try again if they still aren’t satisfied with Lawson-Remer’s representation. “There are still almost two and a half years left in her term, so if you’re still really not pleased with her, you can try again,” he said.

Read the full interviews discussing a range of issues facing the 40th District by scanning the QR code below, Rocha on left and Jones on right



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MAY 27, 2022

P rimary Election Interview: 48th Congressional District

‘Zero Donate Candidate’ focuses on fiscal, civic responsibility By Jacqueline Covey

REGION — Lucinda Jahn doesn’t want your money; she wants a voice. Jahn is one of four candidates are on the June 7 primary ballot to represent California's redrawn 48th District in Congress. Following the November election, its new boundary lines extend from the U.S.-Mexico border to Temecula, encompassing communities such as Poway, Santee, Lakeside, Alpine, Ramona and parts of Escondido. Incumbent Republican

Rep. Darrell Issa, who currently represents the 50th District, will face Jahn, an entertainment technician who’s running as an independent; Democrat Stephen Houlahan, a registered nurse; and community volunteer Matthew Rascon, a Democrat. No one incident sparked Jahn’s desire to run for office. As a mother of two, she wants to work toward a representative government body for future generations. “I want them to live in a country under the protec-

tion of the Bill of Rights,” she said. “It’s there for a reason to limit abuse of power from a government that doesn’t need to be micromanaging your life.” Her platform encourages conservative fiscal responsibility, as well as civic responsibility and economic independence. She’s running on term limits, blended health care and simplifying the tax code. Jahn calls herself the “Zero Donate Candidate.” Jahn would like to see the end of career politicians. She proposes term limits of eight or 12 years maximum in Congress. “And maybe even consider making the terms a little longer,” she said, “because right now, we get one year of work out of them and one year of campaigning.” A conversation with former Paul Posner, a longtime official with the federal Government Accountability Office, did spark a directive for Jahn’s passion to overhaul the federal tax code. One publicly distributed pamphlet in the late 1990s described the federal debt, and its significance to the national economy.

LUCINDA JAHN is runnng for Congress as an independent. Photo via Facebook

Floored, Jahn learned that the government’s outstanding debt — more than $5 trillion at the time — was primarily due to Social Security and Medicare trust funds. So she called Posner for more information. “He asked me point blank, ‘Do you have children? … Do you want them to be able to afford to leave home before they’re 40? … Because if we keep going down the path we’re on, they won’t be able to,’” said Jahn, referencing what’s known as “boomerang kids.”

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“People are having to move back in with their parents because they can’t get a start in life. I don’t want to leave that legacy,” Jahn said. When asked what the role of government should be, she said elected officials are there to be a part of the discussion — to bring the 48th into the rulemaking conversation. “My role is to represent and to be there to be a part of the discussion and the decision-making process and to vote,” she said. “I do not get to go there as some autocrat. That’s not the role, that’s not the job.” She said she believes that the government should not impact personal choice, speaking on behalf of gay marriage and pro-choice. The Founding Fathers “were trying to limit the power of government to those things that impacted the public order,” she said. “So your personal choice … does not impact the broad public order.” John was born in Oceanside, raised in Indiana, and now resides in Ramona. She’s becoming familiar with the new district lines and learning more about her would-be constit-

uents. “It’s a conservative district,” she said, adding, “they do believe in doing your civic responsibility… they are fiscally conservative. They think you should pay attention to how your resources are used… It’s not a bad thing in my book.” She’s also interested in exploring new methods of addressing climate change. She said there’s no “one magic answer.” “Our climate is not singular,” she said, “it’s different everywhere you go.” “I think we’re going to have to you know, diversify our food growing practices and not just base it on landmass,” Jahn continued. She said she is interested in alternative farming methods, particularly those that control water distribution to the crop. “You really have to look at water not just a free resource, but as a resource and that it needs to be conserved as well,” she said. Overall, though, she wants voters to know that she is going to be a responsible representative. “I’m willing to be a reasonable human being. I want to be thoughtful and responsible,” she said.

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MAY 27, 2022

P rimary Election Interviews: 76th Assembly District

Pair of GOP women look to unseat Maienschein By Laura Place

REGION — As the June primary approaches, The Coast News is introducing the candidates for the 76th State Assembly District and asking them to share their thoughts on key issues including taxes, homelessness, crime and the environment. One of the three hopefuls in this year’s race is Republican candidate June Cutter, a business attorney and co-owner of political fundraising and marketing company Highland-Illuminate. Cutter is one of two challengers, alongside Olivenhain Water District director Kristie Bruce-Lane, facing Democrat incumbent Assemblyman Brian Maienschein in the primary next month. The top two candidates will advance to the November general election. This is Cutter’s second time throwing her hat in the ring for state assembly, after earning 44.2% of the vote against Maienschein’s 55.8% in 2020 to represent what was then the 77th district. Since then, new district lines have shifted nearly two-thirds of what was previously the 77th, including the inland communities of San Marcos, Escondido, and Rancho Santa Fe, into the 76th, increasing its Republican voting power. "I think it changes the district significantly," Cutter said. "Sixty-five percent of the district is new to the incumbent, and it's definitely a completely new geographic area. Demographically speaking it’s changed a lot too ... it’s going from blue to purple. The prior district also had a higher minority population." Cutter said she was encouraged by the California Women's Leadership Association to run in 2020 while working with the organization, saying that they "wanted to find a good female candidate, preferably a mom, to run against Brian Maienschein, and it seemed like I was the woman for the job." While this race differs from 2020 due to not only new district lines, but the



State Sen. Brian Jones’ current eastern territory also shifted to the coast, starting in Irvine and going down to the San Diego harbor. Jones will now be running for re-election in District 40 — currently represented by Democrat State Sen. Ben Hueso who is not seeking re-election — representing an area between Mount Laguna, University City to Ramona and up to Rainbow. VOTER'S CHOICE In 2016, the state ad-

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JUNE CUTTER is an attorney and co-owner of a political fundraising and marketing company. Courtesy photo

addition of another Republican candidate and it being a midterm year, Cutter believes this still rings true. Apart from her campaign, Cutter is already extremely busy balancing her career as an attorney, political fundraiser, owner of a home organization company and mother to two schoolage kids. The decision to run again at the request of the Republican Caucus was difficult, but something she ultimately felt called to do. “It is a sacrifice both professionally and personally. It's not a decision I took lightly at all, but looking at all of the data and the redistricting and the needs of our community, putting it all together, I just couldn't say no,” she said. Cutter has identified education, and more specifically school choice, as one of her top priorities in the campaign, along with the need for lowered taxes, better climate change solutions and increased border security. As an assemblymember, Cutter said she would advocate for school choice to prevent students from being limited in their opportunities, especially since so many California schools are underperforming. Being a parent of school-age children during the COVID-19 pandemic also exposed the cracks in the system that need to be addressed. “I think competition in the educational marketplace will make all schools perform better, both public and private. I don't believe

kids should be limited to the ZIP code they live in, and I don't believe a one-size-fits all approach is good,” she said. She said what sets her apart from Maienschein and Bruce-Lane is her ability to connect with people of different opinions, her unique understanding of the law and her lived experience as a working-class parent. “I am in the trenches with the parents who are raising their kids in this community, and as a business owner myself, I understand the challenges of small businesses,” Cutter said. “What sets me apart from other candidates is my ability to empathize with community members, and have an open ear and listening mind, and knowing there is someone willing to listen to them and see where they're coming from even if they have a difference of opinion.”

opted the optional Voter’s Choice Act, which expanded options for how, when and where voters could cast ballots during elections. In 2018, only five counties adopted it. In 2022, 26 counties will have transitioned to this model. For the presidential primary election in 2020, about 1.4 million voters specifically requested to receive ballots by mail, which is about 75% of the county’s total registered voters, according to the San Diego County Registrar’s Office. Then in 2021, the county used a temporary or a “VCA-like” model for the

governor’s recall election and sent more than 1.9 million ballots. Finding success in the last two years, the county adopted the inclusive voting measure. The county calls on poll workers each year, and this year is the same. In the previous model, between 8,000 to 10,000 volunteers were needed to work one day, Hutzell said. But now, under the vote center model, 3,000 workers will take over election tasks over several days. Individuals interested in serving as a poll worker may visit for more information.

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REGION — As the June 7 primary approaches, The Coast News sat down for an interview with Kristie Bruce-Lane, a Republican candidate for the 76th State Assembly District and current Division 4 Director for the Olivenhain Municipal Water District. Bruce-Lane is one of two challengers, along with attorney and political fundraiser June Cutter, seeking to unseat Democrat incumbent Brian Maienschein, a 10-year representative of what was formerly the 77th District. The top two candidates in the June 7 primary will advance to the November general election. New district lines have moved much of what was previously the 77th, including the inland communities of San Marcos, Escondido, and Rancho Santa Fe, into the 76th, increasing its Republican voting power. Bruce-Lane said these changes in the district work in her favor, as they prevent issues from being bent toward one political party. “This newly drawn

KRISTIE BRUCE-LANE is Division 4 Director for the Olivenhain Municipal Water District. Courtesy photo

map is actually a benefit to my election,” she said. “In my race, the issues are no longer Democrat or Republican issues … We are now down to fighting for people's issues. And my constituency knows I will do that.” Along with favorable district lines, BruceLane’s confidence about her chances in the primary come down to experience — both as an elected official, and as a longtime volunteer and advocate for relevant issues including homelessness, public safety and working with vulnerable populations in-

cluding foster youth and nursing home residents. This experience is also something she said differentiates her from Cutter, who has not held elected office before but did previously run against Maienschein for the 77th District seat in 2020. Much of Bruce-Lane’s social media campaigning focuses on what they claim is Cutter’s comparable lack of chops, as well what she said is a track record by Maienschein of increasing taxes and homelessness. “I'm an elected offiTURN TO 76TH ON 12



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cial, which separates me from June Cutter,” BruceLane said. “Those are the sort of things that we need in Sacramento — we need experience working on the issues, so you can enact effective legislation for the people.” Raised in a middle class agricultural family in Bakersfield, Bruce-Lane said she learned the value of hard work from an early age, going on to pay her way through college with a slew of part-time jobs. Bruce-Lane's professional career began in the agriculture and healthcare industries, and has since grown to include volunteering and advoca-

cy work on a self-founded nonprofit and various regional boards related to homelessness, educational opportunities and support for youth and the elderly. Her upbringing in agriculture also taught her about the importance of water, a cause she continues to advocate for on the Olivenhain Water Board as Division 4 Director overseeing the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve and 4S Ranch. “Fighting for water is in my blood. Sitting here in San Diego, we see how it impacts our health, our food production,” she said. “I’ve lived all over California now, and we’re pretty lucky here in San Diego, but that’s not what it’s like for the rest of the state of California.”

Bruce-Lane is evenly matched with opponent Cutter in fundraising with a net total of $158,757 as of early May, and both are trailing Maienschein’s net total of approximately $1,292,000. However, said her fundraising campaign is not slowing down. The California native also highlighted her long list of endorsements from elected officials, local organizations and political action committees. Among them are 50th District Rep. Darrell Issa, 38th District State Sen. Brian Jones and San Diego County District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson, as well as representatives from the Equal Rights For All PAC and CrimeSurvivors PAC. “My endorsements

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Thousands return for Carlsbad 5000 By Jordan P. Ingram

CARLSBAD — After a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, nearly 7,000 runners and walkers from around the world participated in the 36th annual Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday in front of thousands of cheering spectators lining the streets of downtown Carlsbad. Kenyan distance runner and University of Oregon champion Ed Cheserek defended his North County road racing title after winning his second-consecutive Carlsbad 5K this past weekend. Cheserek, a 17-time NCAA champion at Oregon, finished the 5,000-meter race in 13 minutes and 44 seconds, averaging 4:25 per mile to edge second-place finisher, Reid Buchanan of San Diego. For the women, Ethiopia’s Biruktayit Degefa, a three-time Houston Marathon winner, won her Carlsbad 5K debut after finishing in 15:29. Kim Conley became the first American to finish the Elite Women race after taking fourth place in 16:09. South Africa’s Dominique Scott, a two-time Olympian, placed second in 15:48. Cheserek and Buchanan, who had raced against each other several times since college, ran neck-andneck for the first two miles of the race before Cheserek surged ahead for good along Carlsbad Boulevard. “I’ve raced him a lot since college,” said Buchanan in a release. “I know he likes to check over his shoulder and if he thinks he has it, he starts to coast. I was going to try to time it right after he looked to give it another sprint. But he

ESCONDIDO RESIDENT Meriah Earle won the Women’s Masters (Over 40) division on Sunday at the Carlsbad 5000, finishing in 16:53. Photo by Andrew McClanahan

had another gear I couldn’t match. He’s no slouch. I think everyone knows that. I wanted to make him work for it.” For the People’s Race division, Melanee Thys of San Marcos (19:32) and Vista resident Brett Olson (19:48) took second and third respectively behind Arnav Reddy of Irvine (19:06). For the Junior Carlsbad one-mile, Escondido resident Duke Cardoza, 11, won the race in 5 minutes and 13 seconds. Rickey Vicknair of Encinitas took second place in 5:15 ahead of Carlsbad’s Dean Copple (5:22). For the Junior ½-mile race, Grayson White, 8, of Carlsbad, finished second in 3:14 behind winner Giordano Muniz of Irvine (3:14). Six-year-old Kian Bakhtiari, of San Marcos, finished third (3:16).

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A 90-MINUTE CRUISE on Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake, left, part of the Salt River reservoir system that delivers water to the Phoenix Metro area, gives passengers a look at rock formations created by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. Right: It’s not unusual to see neighbors of Goldfield Ghost Town, 25 miles east of downtown Mesa, riding through the desert. The historic town, which sits along the scenic Apache Trail (Route 88), gives visitors an idea of what it was like in the 1890s after gold was discovered in the Sonoran Desert. Photos by E’Louise Ondash (Canyon Lake) and Jerry Ondash

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half-million dollars. That’s what’s plastered on the walls at Superstition Restaurant & Saloon and it’s all in $1 bills. They cover every square inch of the interior of the eatery, one of a handful of buildings that make up the micro-town of Tortilla Flat, Arizona , population 6. The town is one attraction along historic Route 88, known as the Apache Trail , which runs northeast out of Mesa. The trail is considered one of the state’s most scenic drives. It’s also one of the most twisty you’ll ever drive, so take whatever you need to make it to this “authentic remnant” of an old Western town that began in 1904 as a stage stop in the Tonto National Forest. We stopped for lunch and chatted with the town’s mayor and co-owner, Katie Ellering. “I always win elections, probably because I sign the voters’ paychecks,” she jokes. And that half-million dollars? We wonder whether the walls can actually hold that sum, but our server confirms that it is possible because new bills are continually laid over older bills. We look more closely and sure enough; there are plenty of places where the dollars are four- and fivedeep. Many are marked with signatures, messages or a little artwork, and be assured: Removing them

ing town on the Superstition Scenic Narrow Gauge Railroad and hear the history of this once-booming settlement that supported 4,000 people. The town was revived with private money in 1984, and tourists can take a mine tour, or wander through the restored brothel, bakery, livery, jail, post office, restaurant/saloon and the Church on the Mount. $1 BILLS cover nearly every surface at the Superstition Restaurant & Saloon in Tortilla Flat, Period artifacts population 6. The historic micro-town, once a stage stop, is a favorite destination along the throughout provide plenty Apache Trail. Photo by E’Louise Ondash of backdrops for selfies.

unusual places, and this museum is on that list. A movie prop that was built for the 1969 Elvis Presley western “Charro!” the Elvis Memorial Chapel began as a fixture at Apacheland (built 1959), a nearby movie ranch that saw dozens of big names — Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Ronald Reagan — ride through its streets. Other highlights on the museum’s 14-acre property: walking tours, a model railroad and recently renovated exhibit gallery. Superstition Mountain For more photos and Goldfield Ghost Town would be painstaking. Apache Trail, which showBusiness at the restau- case Arizona’s history, in- — Visitors can circumnav- Lost Dutchman Museum — discussion, visit www.faceigate this 1893 gold min- Elvis artifacts pop up in rant is brisk and many of clude: the patrons are, like us, headed to Canyon Lake, just 2 miles west of Tortilla Flat, for a cruise on Dolly Steamboat. Canyon Lake is one of several reservoirs created by damming the Salt River to provide water for the Phoenix Metro’s nearly 5 million residents. The lakes double as recreation areas, and the scenic, 90-minute cruise around the lake’s perimeter in double-decker Dolly provides an up-close view of colorfully striated rock cliffs and formations created millions of years ago by volcanic forces. Our boat captain and narrator points out various Steps to beach 15 years & growing rock configurations and encourages us to “suspend your beliefs and let your Hotel & hospitality imagination go” in order discounts visit to visualize faces, animals and historic figures in the rock, including elephants - Pet of Pride costume contest and Johan Sebastian Bach - TWO stages of seated at his piano. entertainment & Dance Tent We even spot a couple Education and Youth Zone of bald eagles sitting on their nests atop narrow - Interactive Art activities chimney-like formations. - HIV testing We can just make out the 120 Vendors birds’ iridescent-white heads that contrast with the clear, cobalt sky. Other stops along the


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arlsbad, the beautiful coastal headquarters for Taste of Wine, finally had its own beachside California Wine Festival this past weekend at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Located on the Heron Lawn next to a pristine pond frequented by the sleek white birds, this quintessential California wine tasting experience included hundreds of California reds and whites. Tastings were offered without limit to the eager crowds that lined up patiently waiting for a chance to sip and savor a cabernet sauvignon from Austin Hope or a pinot noir from Sojourn among many others. I enjoy a Napa cab, a Sonoma Coast pinot and a Central Coast viognier, but when I want to get really get excited by wine, I go for a zinfandel — the big bang wine. It’s jammy, briary and mouthwatering with big

fruit and its own exclusive richness. Some of the most prized zins are old vines of 50 years and over. Most are cultivated in the Dry Creek area of Sonoma, which leads me to a great wine discovery at the festival, Dry Creek Vineyard, north of Healdsburg. I tried their basic entry zinfandel — Heritage Vines ($26) — an “old vine” wine with cuttings from a pre-Prohibition era vineyard, grafted onto recent rootstock. After a successful grafting, the winemaker screened and propagated virus-free vines that would ultimately produce a crop. The 2019 vintage is delicious and wonderfully balanced. On the palate, brambly flavors of dark boysenberry, black cherry and raspberry, warm spices, and cocoa completed its complexity. As a bonus, the Dry Creek version has the addition of 19% petite sirah. This wine has bright acidity, white pepper and wild sagebrush. Try it with grilled meats, pizza and Italian sausage. But it doesn’t stop at this beauty. The winery offers nine other zinfandels during this 50th anniversary year, founded by David

dog organizations and local SPCAs. Visit land.DOGTV. com/rescuedogwines. The next California Wine Festival will be in Santa Barbara on July 15 and July 16. To purchase tickets, visit

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Stare without previous experience. By working day and night for 5 decades, he carved out his path in the wine industry. Bring a keen observer of the not so obvious sights and sounds, I like to notice which wineries drew the biggest crowds, lining up for a number of minutes to get a sip of their favorite wines.

So, here are the crowd favorites measured by the longest lines: Austin Hope from Paso Robles, Carol Shelton from Sonoma, Goldschmidt Vineyards from Sonoma, Hall Wines from Napa Valley and Sojourn Cellars from Sonoma. The sentimental favorite was clearly Rescue Dog Wines where 50% of all proceeds go to support rescue

the winning wines go to WINE BYTES • An evening of cigars and wine is planned for Friday, June 24, at Lorimar Winery in Temecula. This event includes a four-course dinner paired with cigars and Lorimar’s award-winning wines. The cost is $125. per person. Wine club members pay $112.50 plus tax. For tickets and event time, visit shop.lorimarw i n e r y. c o m / r e s e r v a tion-events, or call 951694-6699. • Join the newest winery at Scenic Valley Ranch Vineyard in Ramona for the opening of their tasting patio on Memorial Day weekend from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30. The tasting menu includes: Albarino, Field of Roses, cab franc, petite sirah and a rare old vine Tokay. Scenicvalleyranch. com or call 619-884-3514.

THREE WINES WIN BIG FOR GIANNI BUONOMO The 2022 Great American International Wine Competition has just concluded in Rochester New York. We’re excited to report that the urban winery Gianni Buonomo Vintners, with winemaker Keith Rolle at the helm in San Diego’s Ocean Beach, has scored a “hat-trick” of awards at this prestigious event. Here are the winners: 2018 Blaufrankisch, Platinum Medal: It beat all entries from the U.S., Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. 2018 Petite Sirah, Gold Medal: The grapes were sourced from El Dorado County and made at the Ocean Beach winery to viFrank Mangio is a nify and barrel age. renowned wine connoisseur 2018 Barbera, Gold certified by Wine Spectator. Medal: The grapes are Frank and Rico are two of sourced from Amador the leading commentators on County. the web. View their columns Congratulations and at a shout-out “well done” to Reach them at info@tasteofKeith Rolle. For more on

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Celebrating spring at Eppig Brewing’s Fruhlingsfest


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ktoberfest is well renowned and well celebrated, but alas it only comes once a year. But we have found a way to celebrate early in the year as well. At Eppig Brewing, the annual Fruhlingsfest is just as popular as its well-known autumn counterpart. Fruhlingsfest, which roughly translates to “spring fest,” is sometimes referred to as Oktoberfest’s little sister. The festival is a brauchtumstag (day of traditions), so the Eppig team and those in the mood to celebrate, donned dirndls, lederhosen, and floral crowns to celebrate spring for a two-day beer fest. Clayton LeBlanc, co-founder of Eppig Brewing, invited our podcast team to join the festivities at the waterfront venue on April 23 in Point Loma (Fruhlingsfest was held April 16 at the Vista venue). There I met Daylen Dalrymple, Eppig’s director of marketing, and LeBlanc to hear more about Eppig’s Fruhlingsfest. The event was a success from morning into the evening. The morning yoga and beer group stuck around as the beautiful waterfront location set up. The flower crown crafting tables filled up, the aroma of fresh baked pretzels filled the air, and the beer was flowing! Biersal food truck pulled up and I can attest to the excellent bratwursts and chicken schnitzel sandwiches. ILB: Tell us a little about the origin of Fruhlingsfest. Dalrymple: Fruhlingsfest is the springtime spinoff of Oktoberfest which happens in late September in Munich. LeBlanc: I think the Germans were looking for a reason to party. Instead of blue and white decorations, like Oktoberfest, we have pink and white for the blossoming flowers. We get out the dirndls and lederhosen and play lots of German music. ILB: And how does Eppig Brewing celebrate? Dalrymple: It’s a glorious celebration of spring! We have tables set up for making flower crowns, a pretzel eating contest, and a stein holding contest. We are excited to usher in spring with all our beer drinking friends! ILB: It is a little like Comic-Con for beer drinkers. Dalrymple: Absolutely! You can see how many people are dressed up and having fun! And we brew a special small batch of our Festbier. We basically blow through our Festbier in two weekends. This beer has been specifically designed in its recipe to be exactly what you’d experience in an actual Bavarian, Munich festival

look like. Of course, we did add our nerdy San Diego way of tweaking the recipe by using real fruit versus syrup. ILB: Tell us about Glitz and Glam Berliner Weisse. LeBlanc: It’s very clear. We felt that the finishing process of this particular need to be done by gravity and time (not filters or centrifuges). And it comes out very crisp and dry. Made with real cherries and raspberries, so some tartness but the fruit flavors balance the flavor out. It’s refreshing. ILB: It’s effervescent! If you missed out on the Eppig Brewing Fruhlingsfest, you don’t have to wait that long to celebrate with the Eppig Team. On June 3, the brewery is hosting an ’80s-themed prom night at its North County Brewery and Bierhalle as a fundraiser for the San Diego Food Bank. EPPIG BREWING’S Glitz and Glam Berliner Weisse recently won a silver medal in Germany in the berliner weisse category. And IPA lovers, don’t For those who missed Fruhlingsfest at the Vista location in April, the Eppig team is throwing another party in North County, fret — they bring the same an ’80s-themed prom night on June 3. Photo courtesy of Eppig Brewing craftsmanship and precision to their hoppy beers too. tent. ILB: Of course that can what a high level of execu- a silver medal in Germany For more of our interNathan Stephens, Ep- be said for most of your tion Nathan and Clayton for the berliner weisse style. views with Dalrymple and pig’s Principal Brewer, has line up, traditional, true-to- have brought to the brewing I’m calling that a gold medworked hard to nail this style, German beers. culture here. It’s really spe- al on home turf. [The Ger- LeBlanc, check out our recent podcasts on ilikebeerthepodstyle. People who have come Dalrymple: When you cial. man judges] don’t put up or on any podcast from Germany and tasted it want a really good, clean ILB: Your Glitz and with any funny stuff. platform. Be sure to follow have said, “this is like being lager, we deliver! It is beer Glam Berliner Weisse, for They have hard guideJeff’s adventures on Instaat home.” drinkers beer, and it’s example. lines and rules about what gram and Twitter. LeBlanc: This is the brewers beer. The brewers LeBlanc: That beer won a style should taste like and beer I want to make and I around town understand want to drink! how clean, how precise and

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Oceanside, CA Paul Edward Stapleton, age 72, passed away peacefully at his Oceanside home, on April 29th, 2022, with his family by his side. Born on July 20th, 1949, in the town of Miami Arizona, to Frank Stapleton and Lydia De Anda Stapleton. Paul was raised by his mother and his two older brothers, Robert “Bobby” Olivas and Raymond “Sonny” Olivas. At the age of 10, Paul moved to Los Angeles, CA with his mother, where he attended catholic school. After graduating high school from Mount Carmel High School in 1968, Paul started his career in computers as a Computer System Analyst at NCR, and attended San Diego State University in 1987 receiving a bachelor’s degree in

Computer Science, but not before retiring from a 30year career in the computer industry in 2000. His love for history enabled him to tell the most detailed history lessons as if he was there at the time, which would have made him a great history teacher. Paul met the love of his life and future wife, Kerry Ellen Stanley in 1971, moved to Del Mar, California together, and later married in 1972. Paul moved to Oceanside, CA after getting married to start a family, raising three boys, Paul Edward Jr., Jeffrey Richard, and Michael Steven. Paul always put his family first and took the best care of his family. Paul was a smart, dedicated, hard-working man with the most easy-going personality and a sense of humor that made anyone laugh. Anyone that had the opportunity to have met Paul considered him a good friend. He was a jack of all trades and could fix everything and anything. Paul also loved working on cars, especially on his high school vehicle, his 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback. He enjoyed passing on the knowledge that he learned throughout the

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years to his three sons and grandchildren. His passion for coaching baseball in the Oceanside National Little League for over 15 years made a positive impact on many of the youth in the Oceanside community. He enjoyed activities such as fishing with his family down in Bahia De Los Angeles, hunting at Mormon Lake, traveling to his favorite locations in Hawaii, camping at the National parks throughout the United States, and running and biking the California coast with his wife, Kerry. Paul’s love of sporting events spread throughout the San Diego County as he cheered on his Alma Mater, San Diego State University Aztecs in football and enjoyed watching the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Los Angeles Rams play. He also enjoyed watching his three sons play all sports including football, baseball, and basketball. Paul’s dedication and support to his wife, children, and grandchildren greatly surpassed what was expected as one of the greatest role models. Preceded in death by his mother, Lydia De Anda Stapleton, his father, Frank Stapleton, his

aunt, Juanita De Parsons, and his brother Raymond “Sonny” Olivas. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of almost 50 years, Kerry, and three sons, Paul Jr. with his wife Cherice and their two children Chase and Audrey, Jeff with his girlfriend Rachel, and Mike with his wife, Nicole, and their two daughters, Harper, and Hayden. Paul is also survived by his brother Robert “Bobby” Olivas with his wife Patricia, and many nieces and nephews, Bobby Olivas Jr., Mark Olivas, Roxanne Williams, Rick Olivas, Ted Olivas, Lisa Cook, Mickey Olivas, and Terry Olivas. Paul’s favorite saying was “There is no such thing as a Shangri La” meaning that there is no perfect place. Paul, your family, and friends hope that you have found your Shangri La wherever you are, and we love and miss you dearly. Celebration of Life will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on June 4th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at 309 East Spring Street in Kingman Arizona. Following the service, a gathering will be held at Beale Street Celebrations, 201 North 4th Street in Kingman Arizona.

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associations or agreements, depending on the size of the development. While detached owner-occupied units are not new, the rule is a move toward diversifying affordable homeownership, while also adhering to the state’s unit-dense goals. “I’m glad that we’re able to make accommodations for these smaller lots that could allow for more housing opportunities without withholding areas that are better suited for higher density,” said Councilmember Katie Melendez. The small lot subdivision ordinance is one way Vista is cleaning up its rulebook to address all types of housing options. Ask passersby in the heart of downtown: It’s expensive to rent in Vista. Jazmin Weidell, 22, works at a local bar and coffee shop and agrees with her neighbors. While the 22-year-old isn’t currently paying rent, she’s on the search and hopes to be in a new apartment for about $1,400 per month for a one-bedroom. A February report from the Times of San Diego found that the average price for a one-bedroom in Vista is more than $2,100. While Weidell expects to hunt, she doesn’t necessarily agree with pumping the city with new development. “Some of its good,” Weidell said, adding that there’s a visible need for it. “(However,) I noticed (new development) is taking up the natural environment, what we have left,” she said. This year, rules went into effect statewide that allow landowners and developers to create unit-dense areas in a city that is running out of available land. In fact, the state has given developers more tools to increase dwelling units per acre and weakened cities’ ability to block pieces of projects, so long as units are geared toward those making under the average median income. “The statewide battle over densification has come to Vista,” Deputy Mayor John Franklin told The Coast News. “Voters have a choice to make, are we going to build up the city of Vista to be as dense as Los Angeles or are we going to preserve our bucolic and suburban character? We already have density mandates from Sacramento, but now the city is poised to add additional density mandates. I don’t believe the people of Vista want to create a little L.A.” Recently, Councilmember Corinna Contreras asked to bring back an inclusionary housing policy that her predecessors repealed in 2015. In San Diego County, the affordable housing developments serve those who earn 80% of the average median income. More than half of the households in Vista had lower than 80% average median income.


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VISTA — Expert hobbyists gather once a year for a burst of color and creativity at Vista’s annual flower show. In a whimsical flora-torium, the Vista Garden Club hosted its 86th competition and plant sale themed “Shall We Dance?” on May 14 and 15 at the Jim Porter Recreation Center in Brengle Terrace Park. Once a year, members cut, pick or otherwise collect their growings from the gardens in hopes of winning the blue ribbon. There were several accolades to be won over the weekend, including people’s choice and exhibit awards. Members could submit one or a collection into the competition. Looking out at the decked out center, Judy Smith, garden club member and May 14 event host, led viewers through the exhibits — proudly. “They all came from our gardens,” she said. However, not unlike their commercial counterparts, the member gardeners have noticed a shift in flowering seasons caused by climate change. “Some of the things we put in have already come and gone,” Smith explained. Nonetheless, the show impressed visitors over the weekend. “It’s inspiring,” said Brian Yates. This year was the first

THE VISTA GARDEN CLUB met for its 86th competition May 14-15 at Brengle Terrace Park. Photo by Jacqueline Covey

year attending the flower show event for Brian and Patty Yates, of Vista. They took their time to admire each entry tag, reading carefully the exhibit species, common name and grower. Vista’s gardeners were judged in four divisions: horticulture, design, educational and botanical arts photography. The horticulture division — the center stage — was further broken down into section competitions that were renamed for famous dances. The container flower competitors would be

judged in the disco section, while rose contestants danced the ballet. The West Coast Swing (California natives) and tap dance (bulbs and tubers) were other section competitions. While the categories were playfully disguised, the competition was beautifully fearsome. Contestants were graded on a 100 point scale for class and subclass competition, with 90 points or above earning a blue ribbon and 75 points or more an honorable mention. While the criteria differs per division and class, growers were generally graded on their presenta-

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Running through Aug. 21, curated by Michael Pearce. “A Kind of Heaven” is an exhibition of recent paintings by Southern Californian visionary artists at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Tickets at open/Oceanside.

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Donavon Frankenreiter with the original members of the ‘Move By Yourself’ band will play the Belly Up Tavern at 9 p.m. May 27 and May 28, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. For tickets and information, visit http://bellyup. com/ or (858) 481-9022. Tickets $45 to $79.

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The Broadway Theatre Dinner Theater presents “My Life Through Music” starring Valerie “Mz. Val” Gleason with lunch shows at 1 p.m. May 28 and May 29 and a dinner show at 6 p.m. May 21 and May 28 at Wildwood Crossing Restaurant, Tickets $50 at (760) 806-7905. ROMANTIC SYMPHONY

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra presents “Romantic Diamonds Revealed,” a concert featuring Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Debussy’s March Ecossaise, and more at 2:30 p.m. May 28 at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdelena, Encinitas. Tickets at the door: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit

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Sign up now for summer ballet camps at Encinitas Ballet, from July 11 through July 29, for ages 4 and up at 701 Garden View Court, Encinitas. To register call (760) 632-4947 or visit Off Track Gallery Bi-Annual Small Image Show is open to all artists living in San Diego County. Entry deadline is noon June 18. Every piece of art must be no larger than 12-inches square or smaller. Apply at Cost, up to 2 entries $13 each. For more information, call (760) 519-1551.


Spoon will be performing at Belly Up Tavern May 31 at 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. For tickets and information, visit or (858) 481-9022. This will be their first performance in town since the release of their new album, “Lucifer on the Sofa.” LIFE OF LES PAUL

Through June 1, the Carlsbad Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, will host “Les Paul Thru the Lens,” a traveling gallery of photos highlighting the life and career of music industry icon, inventor and musician Les Paul. Featuring 24 black-and-white photographs, it chronicles Paul’s life. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Visit museumofmakingmusic. org.


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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An on-the-job change works to your benefit by offering new opportunities. It’s up to you to check them out. Meanwhile, a stalled romantic situation starts up again. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) That flare-up of Scorpian temperament cools down, leaving you more receptive to suggestions about changes that might need to be made in your personal life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unusual period of indecisiveness is a mite frustrating. But things soon clear up, allowing the sage Sagittarian to make those wise pronouncements again. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might feel that you know best, but it’s not a good idea at this time to try to force your opinions on others. Best advice: Inspire change by example, not by intimidation. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some setbacks could affect your plans to fortify your financial situation. But things start moving again by early next week. Meanwhile, enjoy your resurgent social life. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Show that often-hidden steely spine of yours as you once again stand up to an emotional bully. You’ve got the strength to do it, especially as friends rally to your side. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ruling planet, Mercury, endows you with a gift for writing. Have you considered penning the world’s greatest novel? © 2022 King Features Synd., Inc.

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vertising before revisiting his art skills in the motorsports enthusiast space. See Schechner’s work at 818 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas.



The free concert series at Balboa Park’s Organ Pavilion celebrates its 40th summer season performers for you (and leashed, well behaved dogs) at the Balboa Park Organ Pavilion every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning June 1 at 1549 El Prado #10, San Diego.



A Tribute To The Beatles will be at the Belly Up Tavern at 8 p.m. June 2 at 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Tickets $16 to 28 at, by phone at (858) 481-8140 or at the venue box office. Featured are Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Jason Scheff, Badfinger and Denny Lane.

The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra, directed by Peter Pupping, will perform “The Beatles and More English Blokes” at 7:30 p.m. June 3 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive, Encinitas. Suggested donation $18 at the door. There are no reservations. The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra includes 36 guitarists and one bass player. For more information, visit or peter@guitarsounds. com.



The Carlsbad Playreaders continue their season with “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark” by Lynn Nottage. All performances on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. June 6 at the Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. No reservations needed, tickets available at the door. Cash only.


New Village Arts will be in summer residence at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch beginning with acoustic songwriting duo Berkeley Hart at 7 p.m. June 3 and We the Commas at 7 p.m. on June 9 at 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad. Tickets for this event are standing room only, so bring your dancing shoes. COOL COVER BANDS

The Fooz Fighters and No Duh will perform tributes to Foo Fighters and No Doubt at the Belly Up at 9 p.m. June 3 at 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Tickets $16 to 28 at, by BLUE WATER FILM FEST The 2022 Blue Water phone at (858) 481-8140 or Film festival is taking place at the venue box office. in a theater and online June 2 through June 5 at La Palo- STAGED READING The Broadway Theater ma Theater, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. will do a staged reading of The Blue Water pass for all a new play, “Love or Best films is $600 or purchase in- Offer” at 7:30 p.m. June 3 dividual films at $10 each at and June 4, at 340 E. way, Vista. Tickets are


A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP at Oceanside Museum of Art June 6 and 8 focuses on magical surrealism. Above is Dorothea Tanning’s “A Very Happy Picture” from 1947. Courtesy photo

$15 at for a New World” by Jason order-tickets.html or call Robert Brown. Tickets $20 (760) 806-7905. at https://oceansidetheatre. org /songsforanewworld /. PLAY DEBUTS AT BROADWAY The song cycle shares the Playwright Phil Olson common theme of making has chosen The Broadway a difficult and important Theater to premier a staged decision. reading of his latest work, “Love or Best Offer” at 7:30 p.m. June 3 and June 4 and JUNE 4 at 2 p.m. June 4 and June ‘PRIMORDIAL REFUGE’ 5. All seats $15 at broadThe Institute of temporary Art, San Diego html. hosts “Primordial Refuge,” a new project by local artist Aaron Glasson at ICA San ‘SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD’ June 3 through June Diego / North from June 4 26, Brooks Theater Oceans- through July 31, 1550 S. El ide Theatre Company is Camino Real, Encinitas. working with Teatro San It will feature sculpture, Diego to present “Songs installation and painting. An opening reception and artist talk will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 3.



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Orchestra series starting June 10 through June 18, under the baton of Maestro Michael Francis at the Surf Cup Sports Park, 14989 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. For tickets times and performances, visit


$16 advance, $19 on day of show and may be purchased online at, by phone at (858) 481-8140 or at the venue box office.



The Joshua White Trio will perform a free concert from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. SACRED MUSIC

The Solana Beach Presbyterian Church and Oceanside First Presbyterian Church choirs join to perform “Divine Encounter: 200 years of sacred choral music” at 4 p.m. June 5 at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, 120 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, and June 12 at the Oceanside First Presbyterian Church, 2001 S. El Camino Real, Oceanside. A freewill offering will be collected.

A Plein Aire Artists reception, “Summer in the Ranch,” will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. June 4 and June 5 at 16950 Via de Santa Fe, SHOW YOUR ART Rancho Santa Fe. The Encinitas MainSWEDISH SOUND street Association is calling The FABBA show local artists who would like comes to the Belly Up Tav- to promote their art in the ern June 4 with special EMA shops gallery. All proguests High Tide Society ceeds go to the artist. Email – Tribute to Yacht Rock. The FABBA Show is the for more information. sensational, authentic and truly magical tribute to NEW ARTIST Abba Doors are at 8 p.m. Gary Schechner is the and the show begins at 9 newest E101 spotlighted lop.m. at 143 S. Cedros Ave., cal artist. Schechner spent Solana Beach Tickets are 25 years in marketing & ad-

A Two-Day Workshop series, from 1 to 4 p.m. June 6 and June 8, with Robin Douglas, investigates both inner and outer landscapes. Be inspired to create dream-like compositions similar to the works of artists like Salvador Dalí, Dorothea Tanning and Paul Klee, as well as OMA’s current exhibition “A Kind of Heaven.” All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome. Cost is $100. Register at https:// om a - on l i ne .org / eve nt s / two -day-workshop -magical-surrealism/.



Register for the Broadway Theater’s Summer Drama Camps at The camps feature “Annie” June 13 to June 24, “Alice in Wonderland” June 27 to July 8, “Mary Poppins” July 11 to July 22, “Wizard of Oz” July 25 to Aug. 5. AT THE TAVERN

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs are booked at the Belly Up Tavern at 8 p.m. June 7 at 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Tickets online at, by phone at (858) 481-8140 or at the venue box office.



The San Diego County Fair, beginning June 8, has announced its concert lineup. Visit https://seatgeek. com/san-diego-county-fairsummer-concert-series-tickets.


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