Inland Edition, September 2, 2022

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— The Escondido City Council will consider a new man agement agreement with the California Center for the Arts several weeks after residents and elect ed officials expressed concerns over the ven ue’s showing of a contro versial art installation. The discussion of crafting a new agree ment, which expired three years ago and was never renewed, comes after the arts venue opened the “Street Lega cy: So Cal Style Masters” in June, highlighting Southern California’s subcultures.The exhibition, which closed Aug. 28, featured a controversial artwork by OG Slick, “Three Slick Pigs,” featuring three Porky Pig-style statues wear ing police uniforms and dancing in front of a large black-and-white photo of Minneapolis po lice officers wearing riot gear.Spray-painted on the large backdrop is the ac ronym “A.P.A.B.,” which stands for either “all pigs are bastards” or “all po lice are bastards.” Despite some public outcry, the arts center’s board of trustees voted in favor of keeping the piece on a state ment released by OG Slick on Instagram, the artwork is “a satirical look at excessive police force and abuse of power by some individuals who hide behind the badge of the largest ‘gang’ in the U.S.”Others did not appre ciate the artist’s attempt at satire.“Ithink it’s hate speech,” said Coun cilmember Mike Moras co. Shortly after the ex hibit’s opening, Morasco requested staff to bring back a “possible fund ing” discussion regard ing the arts center. Mayor Paul Mc Namara added to Moras co’s request to review the management relation ship between the city and the California Cen ter for the Arts. The council previ ously considered cutting the arts center’s funding in the spring to make up for a city budget deficit,

Escondido looking at arts center contract

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THE CITY COUNCIL is looking at a new management agreement with the California Center for the Arts, above, in the wake of a controversial exhibit at the Es condido venue. Courtesy photo

By City News Service SAN MARCOS — Cal State San Marcos leaders on Monday revealed details on their plans to build an affordable housing and din ing facility on campus with the intent to reduce overall costs for students.

By Laura Place REGION — The San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man whose body was found last week along a rural road near Harmony Grove. The body was identified as Martin Armenta, 27, whose place of residence has not been confirmed.

San Diego Sheriff’s Depart ment officials said there were no signs of trauma, and that the cause and manner of his death are still being determined. Armenta’s fam ily has been Armenta’snotified.bodywas discovered early Thursday, Aug. 25, wrapped in what appeared to be a tarp near the 8000 block of Harmony Grove Drive in unincorporated Escondi do, the Sheriff’s Department said. Authorities were notified by a construction worker who spotted the body on his way to work. The department’s homicide unit is leading an investigation into the incident.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Unit at 858285-6330 or Crime Stoppers at 888580-8477. Body found along road ID’d

The University Village Student Success Housing and Dining Project will con sist of a 205,200-square-foot student housing community with space for 600 residents and a 19,481-square-foot dining hall with seating for 320. CSUSM administrators have tentatively scheduled the groundbreaking for February“We’re2024.excited to bring forward a transformative project that will set a new standard for affordable student residential living, representing a significant step in addressing student basic needs and helping our students of all backgrounds thrive academically and personally,” CSUSM Pres ident Ellen Neufeldt said. “Student housing is an in tegral part of the student experience, and it can have a profound impact on aca demic and lifelong success. “This project will ensure that more future CSUSM students will have that opportunity — a key component of our institu tional mission of student success,” she said. The project will be funded in part by $91 mil lion that CSUSM is receiv ing from Gov. Gavin New som and the California Legislature in their $300 billion budget for 2022-23. Of the $497 million being allocated for student hous ing projects on nine Cal ifornia State University campuses, CSUSM is being given the second-highest amount.Prior to this year, the university’s housing capaci ty was 1,547, less than 10% of the university’s student population.TheUVSS project fol lows several other housing A male southern white rhino calf was born Aug. 6 at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center at the San Di ego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido. The calf was conceived through natural breeding and is reported to be healthy, confident and full of energy. The birth is also a positive step in wildlife specialists’ efforts to estab lish a sustainable population of other types of rhinos that are critically endangered. Story on 3. Courtesy photo



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Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland members donated $1,000 from the club’s general fund to aid Ukrainian refugees in Hungary and Ukraine through Soroptimist Inter national of Europe’s War Zone Initiative projects. The money will provide refugee families with basic medical supplies. Soroptimist clubs in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Moldova have set up funding mechanisms to provide assistance. Donate to a specific project at soroptimist-projects. org/explore-projects.

By Staff ESCONDIDO — The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has announced the birth of a male southern white rhi no calf, born at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center. The calf was conceived through natural breeding and was born on Aug. 6 to first-time mom Livia, and father J Gregory. Wildlife care specialists report the calf is healthy, confident and full of energy, and that Livia is an excellent mother, very attentive and protec tive of her offspring. “We are so pleased Liv ia and her calf are doing so well,” said Jonnie Capiro, lead wildlife care specialist, San Diego Zoo Safari Park. ”Seeing this energetic little rhino running around, wal lowing in the mud and just being generally curious is veryCapirorewarding.”added, “While this is the first time Livia has given birth, we expect ed she would be a great mother—and she proves this everyLiviaday.”had prior expe rience in caring for an or phaned calf named Arthur. Arthur arrived at the Rhino Rescue Center in 2020, and Livia immediate ly took a keen interest in the calf, showing strong mater nal instincts and being very nurturing to the youngster. “All rhino births are significant, and this calf’s birth represents an essen tial step in San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s North ern White Rhino Initiative, showing Livia can carry a calf to term and care for her offspring,” said Barbara Durrant, Ph.D., director of reproductive sciences, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. “This is vitally import ant, as Livia is now among the female rhinos at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center who could potential ly serve in the future as a surrogate mother to a north ern white embryo.”

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REGION — More than 100 beagles rescued from a Virginia breeding center that sells animals for use in scientific testing arrived in San Diego County on Wednesday.Thebeagles are among 4,000 dogs that animal ac tivists say were removed from the custody of Envigo, a company sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly failing to properly care for beagles at its Cum berland, Virginia, facility, in violation of the Animal Welfare Act. The San Diego Humane Society will take in the 108 beagles who arrived on a flight to Gillespie Field on Wednesday afternoon. The society says foster volun teers are ready to provide care for the dogs, who will be transported to the soci ety’s El Cajon shelter for in take and Aboutexams.50of the beagles are set to stay with SDHS fosters until they are adopt ed, while other local shelters — including Rancho Coastal Humane Society and PAWS of Coronado — will place the remainder of the beagles. San Diego Humane Society Senior Vice Presi dent Brian Daugherty said the dogs will need to be assessed, spayed/neutered and receive medical checks before they can be adopted, a process he said could take a fewInweeks.July,43 of the rescued beagles were also flown to the region and transported to the Helen Woodward Ani mal Center in Rancho Santa Fe. Most of those dogs have already been adopted.

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One of the world’s fastest Thoroughbreds will be in the running for Del Mar’s richest and most prestigious race – the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic. Flightline stormed onto the racing scene last year, racking up four wins in all four career starts by a remarkable 43 lengths. He’ll be running to take his place in history, joining a field of racing’s top competitors. The Pacific Classic at Del Mar has hosted some of the greatest horses in the world and this year, seats are selling out quickly. Make your reservations today at

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s Northern White Rhino Initiative is dedicat ed to saving the northern white rhino through inno vative reproductive tech nologies, including artificial insemination, in vitro fertil ization and embryo transfer.

At the Nikita Kahn Rhi no Rescue Center, an inter disciplinary team—includ ing wildlife care and health teams, reproductive phys iologists and geneticists— are working with southern white rhinos as a model for developing these advanced reproductive technologies, with the ultimate goal to establish a sustainable pop ulation of northern white rhinos using banked genet ic material from the Frozen Zoo®, a critical component of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Biodiver sity Banking efforts. Only two northern white rhinos remain on earth, residing at a wildlife conservancy in Kenya. Both are females and unable to reproduce naturally. The work being done to conserve the northern white rhino may also be applied to other rhino species, including crit ically endangered Sumatran and Javan rhinos. Livia and her calf will remain in their private habi tat for a period of time while they continue to bond. The calf will eventu ally be introduced to the other rhinos living at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center—including five oth er adult females, one adult male, 1-year-old Arthur, and Edward and Future, both born at the Rhino Rescue Center in 2019 following hormone-induced ovulation and artificial insemination. An estimated 18,000 southern white rhinos re main in native habitats worldwide. The southern white rhino is classified as Near Threatened on the In ternational Union for Con servation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Spe cies, due to poaching threats and illegal trafficking of rhi no horn.Currently, it is estimat ed a rhino dies every eight hours in South Africa, due to forpoaching.Visitsdzsafaripark.orgmoreinformation.

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By Summer Stephan T echnology has made it easy to track your friends and family through location sharing apps, pro viding comfort for parents worried about their chil dren or making sure your elderly parent made it to their doctor’s appoint ment.But there is a dark side to location sharing because bad actors have found nefarious ways to abuse the technology and technology companies col lect that data, combine it, and sell or monetize it. Location sharing uses sensors on mobile devices to pinpoint their location and report back to the in terested party. This is generally done via a combination of GPS, cellular radios and Blue toothOften,radios.the accuracy of the subject can be nar rowed within a few feet. The area a device is in, as well as the state of the de vice, will dictate how ac curate the technology can get. Location sharing can be permanent in that it is always turned on, or it can be an option that is acti vated for a specific time frame or event. For instance, going to an amusement park? You may want to start sharing your location with your friends or children for the remainder of the day, so if you get separated you can find your way back to each other.The benefits of being able to see where your loved ones are is obvious. However, understanding the potential trade-off is also Thereimportant.areseveral ways to use location sharing. These include offerings al ready on your phone such as Find My or Google Maps or third-party options such as the popular Life360.

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If you’re a gambling man or woman (and two of this fall’s seven California ballot prop ositions are about gam ing), don’t bet the house against either November’s Prop. 26 or Prop. 27. Both these competing initiatives aim to legalize what once was criminal in this state. Legalizing one time vices seems to have become a ballot-box favor ite. The recent history of marijuana laws makes this clear, as voters first ap proved medical marijuana and later okayed full rec reational use of the weed, to the point where it’s now hard to find a city or town without at least one canna bis dispensary.Thehistory of legal gambling in California is only slightly less telling, voters in 2000 approving Indian gambling on once poor and desolate Native American reservations by an overwhelming 65%35% margin. They later drew a line and in 2004 refused to allow slot ma chines in urban card rooms and horse race tracks. But in 2008, tribal compacts vastly expand ing the number of slot machines on some reser vations were approved easily.Now come Props. 26 and 27, both aiming to le galize sports betting, a huge pastime from which Californians have been formally excluded. This still sends many thousands to Nevada for live betting and on to illicit offshore websites for online wa gers.It’s still unclear what would happen if both ini tiatives pass. If there’s a precedent here, it might be the 1978 battle between the Proposition 13 proper ty tax limits and milder limits in the rival Proposi tion 10. In that case, both passed, with 13 getting more votes and standing as untouchable law ever since.The betting initiatives differ widely: Prop. 26 al lows sports betting, but in-person only at casinos on semi-sovereign reser vations and at four horse race tracks — but not on line. It would also allow casino tribes to sue card rooms over some games they offer, while okaying dice games and roulette at Native American casinos. Meanwhile, Prop. 27, backed by online giants like FanDuel, DraftKings and BetMGM, legalizes online and other mobile sports betting, but would see the big operators each partner with Indian tribes. Fully 85% of tax revenue produced from this would be earmarked for housing and to help solve home lessness.Both measures pro vide avenues for almost unlimited growth of the interest groups behind them. It’s hard to see how they could co-exist, so the strong likelihood is for drawn-out legal battles over which one will gov ern, if both pass. So far, more than five dozen casino tribes are backing Prop. 26, which they see as their ticket to even more prosperity than they now enjoy. Most like ly, more Native Americans would gain wealth under 26 than with 27, where the bulk of the money would go to the big gaming com panies and a relative pit tance to aid the unhoused. The measures prom ise to make new money for many tribes that already rake in plenty; there’s precious little to protect gambling addicts from los ing whatever savings they may Today’shave. Indian gam bling, confined for the most part to reservations, also does little to protect gamblers from addiction. But at least now they usu ally must go to tribal lands to activate their habit. Cardroom operators, longtime exploiters of loopholes in restrictive state laws, whine that if 26 passes, it will prevent them from ever getting into games they now can not run, but which remain potential sources of riches. Their committee, with the pious-sounding name “Taxpayers Against Spe cial Interest Monopolies,” says 26 would “guaran tee tribal casinos a near monopoly on all gaming in California, adding rou lette, craps and sports wa gering to their current mo nopoly on slot machines.” All this leaves little doubt we are seeing a con test between heavily mon ied interests over who will become the most wealthy. That’s why, having raised more than $300 million before the Fourth of July, this campaign figures to become the most expen sive state electoral contest ever, of any type. The healthiest re sponse from voters would be to reject both measures, but given the pent-up de mand for sports betting in California and voters’ pri or approval of things long considered vices, that’s not likely to happen. Which means big-time sports betting will soon ar rive here, with a corps of lawyers likely to decide its eventual shape and scope.

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By City News Service VISTA — A total of 377 unwanted firearms were turned in by the public Sunday at a Guns for Gift Cards event in the Vista Traffic Court parking lot, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Depart ment.County residents re ceived a $100 gift card for handguns, rifles and shot guns or a $200 gift card for assault weapons. All weapons collected will be processed, and any firearms coming back as being involved in a crime will be followed up on with the appropriate law en forcement agency, sheriff’s officials said. If any guns are found to be stolen, the original owners will be contacted. All remaining weapons will be destroyed.Countyresidents can turn in their unwanted weapons at any sheriff’s station or substation. They are asked to keep the gun in the vehicle’s trunk and await further in structions from a deputy.

Council hires design firm for aquatic center, park update


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— The city has hired an Ir vine-based consultant to help update the Grape Day Park Master Plan and de sign the aquatic center, projected to be finished by October 2025. The City Council agreed to enter into a $1,040,400 agreement with LPA, Inc. to design the $12 million aquatic center to replace the existing, small er James A. Stone pool at Grape Day Park. As part of the package, the firm will also assist in completing the Grape Day Park Mas ter Plan, which needs to be updated to include new elements such as a new lo cation for the restrooms and otherConsiderationsamenities. for the new aquatic center include a lap and competition pool, a recreational pool, splash pad, locker rooms and other pool support offices, land scaping and parking lot re configuration. Adding div ing boards have also been suggested.“The community has been waiting decades for an aquatic center, so I’m really happy that this is happen ing,” said Councilmember Consuelo Martinez. The aquatic center will serve the entire community and will especially benefit high school aquatic sports programs, according to Danielle Lopez, assistant director of Community Ser vices.“Our existing facilities are heavily used by our high school aquatics program for practices but are not suit able for competitions, so our teams are having to travel outside of Escondido to host their games and their tour naments,” Lopez said at the Aug. 24 council meeting. Before work on the pool design can begin, the Grape Day Park Master Plan up date needs to be complet ed, which is expected to take about seven months of community and stakeholder outreach. Lopez said once the plan is finished and the city requests bids for con struction of the park up dates, design on the aquatic center can begin. The park’s new re stroom facilities are in the design phase. One new element of the restrooms not included in the origi nal Grape Day Park Mas ter Plan is their location — originally the new re strooms were to be rebuilt in their current location but have since been moved to the center of the park.

By Laura Place SAN MARCOS — Two men were arrested in San Marcos last week and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, animal cruelty and conspiracy in connection with a stab bing of another man and an attack on his dog on a public bike trail near Ran cherosTheDrive.victim, who suf fered nonfatal injuries, reportedly encountered suspects Johnnie Kousol, 44, and Deon Palmer, 32, just after 2 a.m. on Tues day, Aug. 23, while on a public bike trail with two friends near the 800 block of RancherosAccordingDrive.tothe San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, Kousol and Palmer arrived on foot and confronted the vic tim, throwing a bottle at his dog that caused a large laceration on the dog’s face. The argument con tinued, and the victim was stabbed multiple times. The victim was able to get away and call 911 with the help of an unre lated party, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s deputies and the San Marcos Fire Depart ment responded to the scene, and the victim was treated for multiple cuts and puncture wounds at a local hospital. The dog was later treated for his injuries as Palmerwell.was located by deputies at East Mis sion Road and Bennett Av enue soon after the attack. Kousol was located hours later, around 7 a.m., and detained in the 200 block of Woodland Parkway. Both suspects were booked into Vista Deten tion Center, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with infor mation about the case is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 858-5105200, or call Crime Stop pers at 888-580-8477.

THE JAMES A. STONE Municipal Pool in Escondido will be replaced by a new aquatic center facility in the next few years.

GRAPE DAY PARK is set to undergo a master plan update that includes design and construc tion of a new restroom, stage area, walkway and more.

Temecula 24 Hour Urgent Care celebrates 15 years of providing urgent care to the Temecula Valley and surrounding communities. Temecula 24 Hour Urgent Care, which also has a San Marcos location, provides exemplary care all day, every day.

Guns for Gift Cards event nets 377 weapons

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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS and dining options which opened or are scheduled to open this Northyear. Commons opened for the start of the fall semester on Monday and houses 332 students in the North City development across from CSUSM. Also in North City is Campus Way Cafe, an 8,000-squarefoot dining hall that will open in WhenSeptember.UVSSiscomplet ed, the university’s housing capacity will increase to more than 15% of the stu dent“Studentspopulation.should never have to decide between pay ing for rent or school sup plies, or decide which utili ties or basic needs they can live without while pursuing their dreams of becoming a teacher, nurse, scientist or entrepreneur,” said Jason Schreiber, CSUSM’s dean of students.“Thisnew project will result in a clear public ben efit, providing low-cost stu dent housing and reduced rents so that students can focus their attention where it matters: their hopes and dreams for the future.” According to a uni versity statement, CSUSM will make a commitment to offer available housing at UVSS to low-income stu dents.A recent institution al demand study revealed an ongoing demand of 571 beds based on current en rollment and a projected demand of 868 beds based on an increased enrollment of 20,000 students. FROM 1

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Other elements includ ed in the park update in clude a new stage area, a walkway and a bump-out for food trucks. The master plan update is expected to be finished by March of next year. The aquatic center design phase will likely stretch from April 2023 to June 2024, fol lowed by construction end ing in the fall of 2025. Funding for the proj ect comes from the city’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) COVID-19 re lief funds. Lopez noted the funds must be spent by 2026.“It’s really important that this project gets start ed as soon as possible and stays on track,” Lopez said. Out of seven bid re sponses, the city chose LPA due to its experience with building sports and aquatic facilities. The firm has com pleted approximately 50 aquatic centers across the nation and currently has at least 14 other aquatic proj ects either in design or con struction phases, according to Arash Izadi, director of the firm’s Sports and Recre ation“Aquaticsteam. are really a focus for us,” Izadi told the City LopezCouncil.assured council members that staff believes LPA will help keep the proj ect on track.


The San Diego Botan ic Garden Summer Nights presents the Peter Pupping Band Sept. 8 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Tickets and full schedule at at sdb


The “Amazing World of Bromeliads” will be the top ic at the Vista Garden Club meeting, 1:45 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. Visit

ART REVEAL 101 Artists’ Colony and Surfing Madonna Oceans Project host the 2022 Enci nitas Arts Alive Unveiling reception 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at San Dieguito Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. A live auc tion follows on Nov. 13.

SEPT. 2 ESCO ARTS Escondido Arts Part nership presents through Sept. 2, in the Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. The Innerspace Gallery features PhotoArts Group’s “Colors.” Expres sions Gallery I shows “Fac es, and “The Power of the Flower” in the In Between Space.

ATHENAEUM ART La Jolla’s Athenaeum 30th Annual Juried Exhibi tion is open through Sept. 3 at 1008 Wall Street, La Jol la. Visit

LIFE CYCLE Batiquitos Lagoon will be hosting a walk and dis cussion at 10 a.m. Sept. 10, “Life and Death at Batiqui tos Lagoon.” Meet at the Na ture Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad. For more information, visit Batiquito


NETWORKING HIKE Encinitas Chamber of Commerce & Nature Un plugged announce a Net working Hike at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 to Annie’s Canyon Trail. Register at tinyurl. com/ye2xnbwt.



The Rob Machado Ben efit Foundation presents Brett Dennen and Damian DeRobbio at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Alila Marea Beach Re sort, 2100 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. For tick ets and information, visit

FOOD AND FUN Celebrate women and the debut of “Fresh Glass” on PBS at a fun food & bev erage event at 11 a.m. Sept. 4 at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. Tickets at

SEPT. 6 HELP WITH PARKINSON’S The Inland North Coun ty Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 at San Ra fael Church, 17252 Bernar do Center Drive. Call (760) 749-8234 or (760) 518-1963.


The San Diego Botanic Garden “World of House plants,” is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday through Sept. 5 at Quail Gardens Drive and Ecke Ranch Road, Encini tas. Admissions $12 to $18 at sion/



Courtesy photo WALK ELFIN FOREST Elfin Forest Recre ational Reserve offers a free Interpretive Nature Walk from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 from in front of the Elfin Forest Interpre tive Center, 8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido.

Courtesy photo GRAPE STOMP The Julian Grape Stomp Festa starts at 11 a.m. Sept. 3 at Menghini Win ery, 1150 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian. Tickets $20 at


The first Monday of each month San Diego Bo tanic Garden hosts a bird walk led by birding spe cialists. Next walk is 8 a.m. Sept. 5 at Quail Gardens Drive and Ecke Ranch Road, Encinitas. Register at

FOREST BATHING Join in Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Enci nitas. $40 class fee includes Garden admission.


The Carlsbad Newcom ers Club presents “Find Your Own Roots” at 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 7 at Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave, Carlsbad. For more information, visit carlsbad


INTERFAITH EVENT Interfaith Community Services presents Change Your Mind for mental well ness, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10. Tickets and information at change/

Join Music at the Mu seum with the Johnny Tarr Group from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 2 at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Visit oma-on for more informa tion. BROMELIAD GARDENS

The Belly Up Tavern is hosting “Kelly Slater/ Andy Irons War and Peace, A Talk Story Photo Exhibi tion by Steve Sherman” at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Tickets at



SEPT. 10 GO GREEK Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church hosts the Cardiff Greek Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 10, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 11 at 3459 Manchester Ave., En cinitas. $3 admission. In formation at cardiffgreek Tickets at the door.

NEW AT BROADWAY Vista’s Broadway The ater will stage “Public Domain,” an American musical revue Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 through Sept. 25 at 340 E. Broadway, Vista. Tick ets $25 at (760) 806-7905 or

The Pechanga Resort Theater presents “Wakin Together” with singer Wakin Chau at 9 p.m. Sept. 2. Tickets at box-office. MARSTON HOUSE CONCERTS Music at the Marston presents Concerts for His toric Preservation Sept. 2, Sept. 16 and Sept. 30 at 3525 7th Ave., San Diego. Tickets $12 at

CALL FOR ART The Escondido Art As sociation announces a call for artists for the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Ave., Escondido. Take-in of art is noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 3. YOGA Breathe in the Zen at San Diego Botanic Garden’s Open Air Yoga at 9 a.m. Sept. 3. Cost is $24. Regis ter at

The band, Slight ly Stoopid, returns to its hometown San Diego for its Summer Traditions 2022 tour Sept. 3 at Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego. Tickets and

The Samples & Sean Kelly will play the Belly Up Tavern at 8 p.m. Sept. 10 at 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. For tickets and in formation, visit http://belly SEPT. 11

FESTIVAL OF ARTS San Diego Festival of the Arts will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the San Diego Surf Sports Park,14989 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. Tickets at




The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities will walk Tamarack State Beach, Carlsbad with meal to fol low Sept. 8 and hold its an nual picnic at Aviara Park, Carlsbad Sept. 11. Reser vations are required (760) 696-3502.

TURN TO CALENDAR ON 16 SEPT. 10 & 11: Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church hosts the Cardiff Greek Festival at 3459 Manchester Ave., Encinitas. More information at Courtesy photo

The La Costa chapter of the North County Par kinson’s Support Group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at Christ Presbyte rian Church, 7807 Centella, Carlsbad.

SEPT. 9 KOOL & THE GANG Pala Casino Resorts present Kool & The Gang from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Starlight Theater, 11154 CA-76, Pala. Tickets at



The Escondido Art As sociation invites the pub lic to attend a free artist demonstration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 by Artist Ro berta Dyer at the Fusion Restaurant, 201 East Grand Ave., Suite A, Escondido.

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ART SCENE WEST The Art Scene West Gallery exhibition runs through Sept. 11 at Art Scene West Gallery, 312 S. Cedros, Solana Beach. The show will be open Wednes day to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. SEPT. 13 SERVICE DOG MONTH Canine Companions

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Courtesy photo SEE THE WORLD Escondido Public Li brary hosts the “Around the World in Many Ways” series at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escon dido, with the Mid-Autumn Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8, a South American Adventure 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Danza Xinaxtli from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and Tradición Mexicana USA from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3.

Olivenhain’s Summer Cinema Movie Night will start at dusk with “Sing 2” on Sept. 9 at 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas.

NORTH COAST REP North Coast Reper tory Theatre will launch Season 41 on Sept. 7, with “Annabella in July.” Season tickets at (858) 481-1055 or


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Center for the Arts is a nonprofit or ganization independent of city control. Although the city owns the building and may review and approve the center’s project sched ule and facility uses, the arts center maintains con trol of artists, content and promotions.However, the manage ment agreement appears to lack shared responsibilities for bothManyparties.comments sug gested the council was try ing to censor the arts center by cutting funding. “This action only shuts down engagement and dis cussion,” said Kristen Moss, associate professor in the visual and performing arts department at the Califor nia State University of San Marcos.McNamara assured res idents he did not want to defund the center but mere ly wished to discuss the pa rameters of a new manage ment agreement and both parties“We’reresponsibilities.notlooking to cut money,” said Mayor Paul McNamara. “I support it, but I am concerned about how the money is spent.” McNamara questioned if the city should be doing all the maintenance, while Morasco questioned why the city pays the arts cen ter’s utility bills. “I don’t know very many individuals who lease a property, and the owner pays the utility bills,” Mo rascoCouncilmembersaid.

NEW CITY MANAGER The Vista City Council appointed Walter Chung as city attorney at its regular meeting Aug. 23. Chung had been serving as acting city attorney since June 2022 following the retirement of former City Attorney Dar old Pieper.

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The change in the city’s General Plan from a “low density” to “medium low density” residential desig nation allows for a maxi mum of five units per acre. However, state density bo nus rules allow the appli cant 5.88 units per acre. Of the 15 two-sto ry homes (atop garages) proposed, one would be deed-restricted for very low-income earners. The an ticipated price of the homes upon completion is $700,000 to $800,000.Whilethe council gen erally agreed that the proj ect was a unique way to address housing shortages in Vista, Melendez said the one deed-restricted home is “not going to solve our hous ing instability issue that we haveMelendezhere.” said she would like to see additional units deed restricted or des ignated affordable housing. On July 19, the Plan ning Commission denied the project — but with some recommendations on how to bring the project back. The planners found that the lot sizes and project de sign were incompatible with the neighborhood, saying that the proposed lot sizes were “significantly larger” than in surrounding neigh borhoods. They also had concerns about whether the infrastructure for emergen cy services was adequate. The issue came back before the council. Coun cilmember Corinna Contre ras said she struggled with a yes vote due to the substan dard status of McGavran Terrace, on the north side of the property, and its use as a secondary emergency route.“I really do not believe that density is an issue,” Contreras said. “I think the issue is the configuration of this lot with a proposed emergency access point, that really isn't suitable for an emergency.”McGavran Terrace is a private road owned by the residents. Councilmember Joe Green said that the sec ondary fire access will ben efit those Councilhomes.members asked staff about addressing traffic and road safety con cerns, which will require later action.

ARTIST OG SLICK’S “Three Slick Pigs” as seen at the California Center for the Arts in Es condido. The controversial piece has caused elected officials to re-examine how the city’s money is spent at the venue.

MILITARY KUDOS Frontwave Credit Union, with locations in Oceanside and San Mar cos, announced Aug. 26 that it has been honored by the U.S. Department of the Navy with the Distin guished Small Credit Union Service Award, making this the sixth time in eight years it has been honored as a best military financial insti tution. More information at OMWD HONORED The Special District Leadership Foundation honored Olivenhain Munici pal Water District in August at California Special Dis tricts Association’s annual conference in Palm Desert as a “District of Distinc tion–Platinum Level,” its highest accreditation. This designation recognizes OM WD’s commitment to sound fiscal management, ethical administration and trans parency in all areas of its operations.

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Council overrides planners, OKs development

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the first day of school. It comes far too early for me, while the ocean is still 73 degrees and the sun shines without hindrance, but there you are. I always ease the jolt by watching the kinder gartners.Iwasn’t on hand for that first 15 minutes, which are always harrowing and hilarious. My sources re port, however, that it was fairlyTherepredictable.isalways one child who won’t let go of mom without a struggle and at least one mom who has to be firmly nudged out the door.Somehow, everyone is finally shuffled off in the right direction, doors close and a true milestone is reached by all concerned. With your first, it can be very tough to imagine the shrieking and quiver ing whirling dervish at tached to your leg will soon be chatting up a new friend in a circle on the floor. But by jiminy, she will. The highlight this year, however, was the hid er. There’s a reason for frequent head counts those first few weeks. The first time he had to be coaxed out of the playground play tunnel. The second time he was spotted in the bushes by a passing mom. This provided plenty of adren aline rushes for all con cerned.Ialso spotted the tell tale signs of the first run-in with that long list of social niceties. As one teacher led her little guys through the library, I heard “and it seems that some of us hav en’t learned about sharing yet.”When I finally had a reason to wander into the kindergarten rooms, there was only 20 minutes left of the day. At first glance, ev eryone seemed involved in any number of activities. Then one child sud denly came flying up with a slightly stricken look and asked, “Will my mom be hereIsoon?”amcertain he had asked his teacher that same question every half an hour, but, glory be, here was a second opinion that might well provide a more acceptable answer. To his disappointment, I told him that same thing I expect he had been hear ing all day. “Oh yes. She’ll be here pretty soon.” It was the same answer I would have given him had it been 9 a.m. Anything more specific risks a melt down, and for these guys, 10 minutes is the same as two hours.There was the predict able after-school mini-tan trum in the library when one mom gamely stopped to make copies of something. Her weary 5-year-old had simply used up every drop of willpower and good be havior he could muster. Spending one more minute in these trying halls was out of the question. He rallied when I of fered him and his sister a choice of small trinkets from my stash of treats. That was all it took to suck it up and buy mom that critical extra time. It’s easy to be a hero if 1) it’s not your child 2) it’s the end of the day and 3) the child hasn’t begun to hold his/her breath. Truth was by that time, we all needed a nap. Jean Gillette is a free lance writer and shameless child-briber. Contact her

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By Jacqueline Covey VISTA — The Vista City Council last week re versed a Planning Commis sion decision and voted to move forward with a resi dential subdivision with 15 lots for single-family homes. At its Aug. 23 meeting, the council voted 4-1 to ap prove the small-lot develop ment, with Councilmember Katie Melendez casting the lone no Thevote.2.55-acre lot at 1205 Melrose Way currently con sists of former agriculture land and a 1,200-squarefoot Thehome.applicant, Zoran Djordjevich with Pacific International Investments, was originally denied by the Planning Commission on July 19.


WALTER CHUNG, who’s been serving as acting city attor ney in Vista, assumes the role permanently. Courtesy photo ARTS CENTER CONTINUED FROM 1

The city pays annu al fees of approximately $810,000 for natural gas and electricity, $337,579 for maintenance and $655,370 in management fees, the latter of which is paid in two installments in July and TheJanuary.July installment was paused due to the coun cil’s Californiadiscussion.

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On first day, the little ones didn’t disappoint talksmalljeangillette but cutbacks were avoided with COVID-19 relief funds. The city reduced the center’s funding from $1.9 to $1.5 million, including a $133,000 reduction in the management fee, intending to renegotiate the manage ment agreement in the fol lowing months.

Joe Garcia, who served as Es condido Police Depart ment’s chaplain for over 15 years and has two brothers who are retired police offi cers, was also unhappy with the piece and the center’s response.Aspart of the soon-tobe new management agree ment, Garcia wants to see quarterly reports of activi ties going on and funding to the center divided into por tions that are given to spe cific areas – mainly to the center’s performing arts department and its Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts, a nonprofit dance organi zation based in the center. Garcia also wants to have more “open dialogue with the center.”Garcia noted he has been a 25-year resident of Escondido and didn’t know the center had an art muse um, suggesting the center’s marketing strategies had failed.McNamara and Garcia also claimed the piece of fended more people than what some of the public speakers present at the meeting suggested. Garcia said he had many people ap proach him demanding the city defund the center. However none of the 20 public comments on Aug. 1 reflected that sentiment and demanded the city keep funding in place or in creaseAccordingit. to Deputy Mayor Tina Inscoe, all coun cil members have attended the exhibit and have seen the installation, noting the installation has been “ex tremelyCouncilmembersuccessful.” Con suelo Martinez said she found the timing of the discussion disappointing, considering it followed the council’s approval of the city budget in June, which includes the center’s fund ing. “The timing seems very retaliatory,” Martinez said. “It caused a lot of angst and upset the Whilecommunity.”Martineznoted she did not share the same reaction to the installation as several of the other coun cil members, she agreed the management agreement needed to be updated.

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Chief Op erating Officer Katie Muel ler said staff got to work on developing ideas for next year’s fair and selected one that celebrates San Diego County’s climate and out doors, “from the pines to the palms.”“Ilove this theme because it's a real call to action,” Mueller told the board. "What you’re going to see is a celebration of the diversity of outdoor ac tivities that we have in San Diego County and beyond. Picture summer camp meets the start of summer." Alongside the usual carnival and grandstand performances, attendees can expect vendors offer ing re-imagined campfire snacks, exhibitions honor ing the state and national parks, and opportunities for traditional summer camp activities like scav enger hunts, arts and crafts and relay races. An accompanying logo for the 2023 fair depicts a Ferris wheel against the backdrop of mountains, pine trees and palm trees, and an image of a pitched camping“We’retent. looking for ward to next year and cre ating a fun, memorable ex perience the whole family can take part in together, and we hope to help inspire guests to ‘get out there’ and explore some of the natural beauty around us both near and far,” said Fairgrounds CEO Carlene Moore. Next year’s season will run Wednesdays through Sundays throughout June and be closed Mondays and Tuesdays, except the fair’s last week in July. As a re sult, the 2023 fair will run one day longer than this year’s 21-day stretch. The fairgrounds didn’t stop with planning for 2023, though. Breaking the mold of previous years, staff also presented the proposed theme for the 2024 fair, “Let’s Go Retro,” to theFairboard.officials said they are trying to move away from annual fair planning and instead take a longer view to get ahead of com peting fairs throughout the country. Board Vice Pres ident Frederick Schenk explained that many en tertainers often book their performances up to 18 months in advance. “This is kind of ground breaking for us, but it is so important,” said Schenk. "A fair takes at least 10 months to begin planning, but an even better fair takes even longer. By ap proving this theme, you’re allowing our staff to begin the thought process for the [2024]Muellerfair." said the “Let’s Go Retro” theme would be reminiscent of the colorful aesthetics of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s and could be tied into the fair entertainment in a way that hasn’t been done in years past. Board members ulti mately decided to table a vote on the 2024 theme un til a future meeting after expressing concerns about rushing into plans and not giving staff enough time to incorporate attendee feed back from the past fair. Officials said planned dates and a logo for the 2024 fair would also be an nounced this fall. Officials were pleased with the outcome of the most recent fair, which concluded July 4 and saw approximately 973,000 at tendees, just under their at tendance goal of 1,000,050 after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Moore said they were able to deliver an allaround successful fair de spite hiring challenges in the months leading up to the event and complica tions presented by infla tion and the new COVID-19 variant.“We were in the pro cess of responsibly regrow ing our full-time staff, not to mention the 1,200 or so folks needed to produce the San Diego County Fair,” Moore said. “We delivered on a pre-pandemic fair with, in essence, pandem ic-sized staff.” A financial report out lining revenue from the 2022 fair will be presented to the 22nd DAA board at their October meeting. For more information about the San Diego Coun ty Fair, visit

By Laura Place DEL MAR — A little over a month after the con clusion of the 2022 San Di ego County Fair, officials set the theme and dates for next year's event, inspired by the region’s stellar out door recreation and camp ing opportunities.The22ndDistrict Ag ricultural Association, the state board managing the fairgrounds in Del Mar, unanimously approved the 2023 fair theme “Get Out There!” and dates running from June 7 to July 4 at its Aug. 9 Fairgroundsmeeting.

THE LOGO for the 2023 San Diego County Fair, with the theme, “Get Out There.”

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‘The is in your face’: Touring Iceland with experts

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VISITORS CAN GET up close and personal with puffins at Cape Ingolfshofdi, an iso lated headland on Iceland’s southeast coast. This histor ical nature reserve is home to thousands of nesting sea birds.


KAYAKERS PADDLE toward icebergs at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon in Iceland. It is one of the stops on the annual Iceland tour offered by GeoTours through the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association.

“There was an underly ing tension during the trip about the pending volcanic eruption,” Case said. “We were getting updates from Gisli (our superb Icelandic driver) about earthquakes near the site of last year’s volcanic eruption, signal ing the rise of magma (mol ten rock) upward toward Earth’s surface. We were fortunate the eruption didn’t affect air travel this time.”Tour leaders Ebiner and Barrie decided to see it firsthand between sched uled tours, and although Fagradalsfjall is not far from the capital city, Reyk javik, the hike to and from the volcano was an arduous 9-mile round trip. “The terrain was steep and rocky in places,” Bar rie said, “but Icelandic au thorities have been quick to improve the route and also place safety-monitor ing personnel on-site.” Despite nature’s dra ma, Solana Beach business owner David Cain found the visit to a puffin colony was his favorite adventure. “It wasn’t just seeing the puffins,” he said. “It was the whole day’s expe rience,” which included talking with the family that offered the tour and were stewards for the land; the tractor-drawn cart ride over the wetlands; the hike uphill on the black sand beach; and the walk at the top of the headlands, part of the puffins’ habitat. “(Iceland) was a trip of a lifetime for me,” Cain said. “It exceeded every one’s Forexpectations.”morephotos and discussion, visit e’louise

Amecca for geolo gists.That’s what Iceland is for Don Barrie, a geology professor at San Diego Mesa College and co-leader of annual summer trips to the island country.“Something about it transforms me,” he said. “The geology is in your face. It’s easy to imagine how the Earth was formed. It a cliché, but it is the land of fire and ice.” Barrie and co-lead er Matt Ebiner, a retired geography professor and owner of GeoTours, served as leaders for two tours to Iceland composed main ly of members of the An za-Borrego Desert Natural History Association. Sev eral participants are North County residents. Prospec tive travelers had to be quick to register. “We knew Iceland was a popular association trip,” said San Marcos resident Laurie Brindle. “So last August, we were poised to hit ‘send’ the moment on line registration became available (for this year). According to Matt, it sold out in three minutes. We didn’t make it. Fortunate ly, a second tour was added and we were in.” The tours followed the coastal route known as the Ring Road because it wraps around the perime ter of“InIceland.summertime, it’s verdant green, with fields of lupine and volcanic landscapes that look other worldly,” Barrie said. “In southern Iceland, valley glaciers seem to pour from Vatnajokull, Iceland’s larg est ice cap, creating riv ers of snow and ice falling down onto dark volcanic rock.”As beautiful as that sounds, Iceland is unique in another respect. “It’s the only place on Earth where a divergent tectonic plate boundary — where two plates pull apart — slices through the middle of a large oce anic island,” Barrie said. “Straddling an active plate boundary, where the North American Plate moves westward with respect to the Eurasian Plate, was a thrill of a lifetime” during his first trip to Iceland in 2015.“All I knew after that trip was that I had to re turn.”Ebiner and Barrie work to provide new ex periences each year. This time it was visiting the site of the 1783-1784 Laki erup tion in southeast Iceland. The volcano’s lava, ash and toxic gases changed the Earth’s temperatures, poi soned crops, and caused ill ness, famine and death in humans and animals. Getting to the eruption site involved traveling into Iceland’s interior, far from the Ring Road, Barrie said. “We forded several rivers en route.”Thetrek was worth it. “The views from the top of Mount Laki were spectacular, especially looking down on the string of volcanoes running in both directions with a gla cier in the distance,” said Cardiff resident John Case. “We learned these volca noes are referred to as a craterLuckrow.”and timing were working in concert this year with regard to an other eruption — that of Fagradalsfjall volcano, which began on Aug. 3.

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THE MOST RECENT eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano began in early August, much to the de light of geologists and Iceland’s visitors. Getting close to the eruption requires an arduous 9-mile, round-trip hike.

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VISTA In the mayor’s race, John Franklin, currently a City Council member and deputy mayor, collected $46,305 in contributions and has spent $13,349. Some of his top do nors include $500 from both Marica Thorne and Robert Thorne of California West Communities (which has submitted an application for 46 single-family homes on Santa Fe Avenue in Vista); $500 from District 4 can didate Vincente Hinojosa ; $500 from Warner Lusardi of Lusardi Construction; $500 from Candy Kaiser; $500 from Clifford Kaiser; $500 from a Newport Beach investor.Keri Desmond and county Supervisor Jim Des mond donated $250. Though Franklin has received a number of $500 and $250 donations, a nota ble amount have been under $50 donations.Mayoralcandidate Ci priano Vargas, current pres ident of the Vista Unified School Board, has received $37,418 in contributions and spent $28,905. His highest donations include $500 from the Re-Elect Senator At kins campaign; $500 from Jay Bell, an executive at TELACU construction man agement; $500 from Mil ton Sack; $500 from David Rice, an executive at Pric esmart; $500 from Gerald Singleton; $500 from Terra Lawson-Remer for Board of Supervisor campaign 2024; and $425 from Kathleen Boyle.Many of his donations have been under $100. As of the last week of August, John Joseph Aguilera has not filed a disclosure form.In City Council races, neither District 1 candidates Corinna Contreras or Chris ta Medeires has filed cam

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ESCONDIDO In the race for mayor, challenger Dane White has raised the most money with $19,793.26 in total contri bution received. Of that amount, $11,043.26 came from donations and $8,750 fromWhite’sloans. biggest con tributions include $1,750 from June Cutter’s cam paign when she ran for State Assembly District 77, and another $1,750 from Harvest Hills, the proposed 550-estate home develop ment in the San Pasqual Valley. White also received $1,249.22 from Scott Shum way of East Pleasant Grove, Utah, and $1,000 from Ken dal White of Escondido. Mayor Paul McNamara has raised $11,530 with $5,030 from donations and another $5,000 from loans. He also received $1,500 in non-monetary contributions from the MCRD Museum Foundation, for which Mc Namara serves as the exec utiveMcNamara’sdirector. biggest contributions so far include $1,000 each from Jeffrey Epp and George Weir, both of Escondido, and another $1,000 from Encinitas May or Catherine Blakespear’s 2020 mayoral campaign. In the race for District 1, incumbent Councilmem ber Consuelo Martinez has raised $11,581.88 with the majority coming from do nations and $50 from a non-monetary contribution. Martinez received more than 120 donations ranging from $15 to $500. Her opponent, Michael Johnson Palomares, has re ceived $480.24 in campaign donations.InDistrict 2, Coun cilmember Joe Garcia has raised $1,620 in campaign donations while his op ponent, Jeff Griffith, has received $6,100 in contri butions so far with $5,100 from donations and another $1,000 from loans. None of the school board candidates have filed Form 460s.

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SAN MARCOS The San Marcos Munici pal Code sets campaign con tribution limits much lower than that of neighboring cit ies, with a per-contribution limit of $250 for individuals and $500 for political par ties and controlled commit tees.Incumbent Mayor Re becca Jones has received a total of $66,258.89 for her re-election campaign, along with $20,000 in loans. Recognizable names among her upper-limit donors in cluded San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond as well as San Dieguito Union High School District trustee MichaelNoneAllman.ofherdonors have given more than $250 total. Randy Walton, current District 2 City Councilman and Jones’ mayoral oppo nent, has raised a total of $19,603 as well as $14,800 in loans. The largest con tributors to his campaign are Shona Borevitz, donat ing $500 in total, and San Marcos Promise Executive Director Lisa Stout, giving $350 in total. In the District 2 race, candidate Mike Sannella has raised the most funds with a total of $8,035 in contribu tions along with a $10,000 loan. These included $250 contributions from Desmond and fellow county Supervi sor JoelFellowAnderson.District 2 can didate Jay Petrek has raised $1,374 in addition to a $5,000 loan. Among his top contributors were San Mar cos resident Carl Crider and Kristen Walton of Walton Law Firm, giving $250 each. District 2 candidates Abreem Ahmad and Lionel Saulsberry have yet to sub mit their Form 460s. None of the candidates for the San Marcos Unified School District have filed Form 460s.

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By Ryan Woldt The most important note you should take away from this Bean Journal column is that the Old California Cof fee House and Eatery in San Marcos is still open. Yes, there is a propos al for the redevelopment of Restaurant Row, but the future is murky. Until then, Old Cal Coffee is still serv ing coffee, gelato, tea, pas tries, wraps, sandwiches and acai bowls. I mentioned coffee, didn’t I? There is still Wi-Fi and patio tables shaded by trees and bright red umbrellas that — with a light breeze passing through — remind me of tailgating Wisconsin footballInside,games.there are plenty of tables for remote workers to set up laptops under worn wood ceiling beams. A new, hipster cafe would covet the glossy sheen of wear on those beams, but here it has come honestly.

Photo by Ryan Woldt SERVING San Marcos at the Restaurant Row location since 1990. Courtesy photo Journal


Old Cal Coffee has been in business since 1990.* The walls are covered in mechanical gear-inspired artwork and framed prints of vintage hot air balloons and trains. The iconic, the ater marquee-inspired Old Cal Coffee sign is lit up over a vintage couch that offers an alternative to the table tops. Silhouetted in the light of the letters is a gentleman clicking and clacking on a laptop.On the morning I’m vis iting, all the doors are wide open, blurring the lines be tween indoors and out.

Erin Nenow, co-owner of the cafe, roasts the cafe’s featured coffee. After 15 years in the coffee business, she launched Ascend Roast ers during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. The batch-brewed drip coffee I’m drinking this morning is a Costa Rica coffee appropriately named “House.” It’s a medium roast that I would proffer leans a bit dark — just a lit tle bit.Ascend Roasters does a great job of meeting the needs of its customers with more traditionally roasted beans.It isn’t packed midweek, mid-morning, but there is a consistent stream of customers lining up at the register.The crowd is a mix of retirees and moms with strollers, remote workers, students** and what appear to be the employees of ev ery business that shares the parking lot at Restaurant Row. Their logo tees and comfortable shoes give them away.Behind the counter, Erin greets most of them by name, and everyone gets a smile. No one is rushed through, and no one seems to mind waiting a moment for the punchline or to receive an extra dash of cream.There is a sense of neighborliness that perme ates the space. I take my coffee to the patio and settle in the shade under an umbrella near the back. I can just hear the in die rock music filtering out through the open doorways. Cars rush by on San Marcos Boulevard, but it is easy to shift focus to the hillsides surrounding Dou ble Peak Park in the back ground.The smell of toasted bagel mixes with the sweet sourness of recently wa tered succulents that adorn the stone half-wall that lines the patio. Someone sits down nearby and opens a book, settling in.

Old Cal Coffee isn’t on my way or even near my home, but while I can, I’ll make the drive. I’ll do it for a cup of coffee. I’ll do it for a home made chocolate chip cookie, and I’ll do it to bask in the little moments of humanity afforded me here.

*There have been vari ous iterations and remodels through the years. The orig inal coffee shop was called Mocha**CalMarketplace.StateSan Marcos and a couple high schools are nearby.

Listen to an interview with the founder of Ascend Coffee Roasters and co-owner of Old Cal Coffee, Erin Nenow, on the Roast! West Coast cof fee podcast! Follow @Roast WestCoast on Instagram.

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Where: Old Cal Coffee, 1080 W San Marcos Blvd, San Mar cos, CA 92078 Open: Daily 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. What: Batch Brew of Ascend Roasters Costa Rica House Coffee Roast: Medium Tasting notes: Milk choco late, grapefruit Price: $3.50 plus tax What I’m listening to: Dawes, “All Your Favorite Bands”

OLD CAL COFFEE on San Marcos Boulevard features coffee roasted by Ascend Roasters — both owned by Erin Nenow.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Congratulations. Once again, your sharp Sagittarian “horse sense” helps you work through a com plicated situation that would leave most people confused.

7. LANGUAGE: What does the Greek root word “morph” mean?

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Ease up on the pressure you might be putting on the new person in your life. It takes time for a budding rela tionship to blossom. Showing them more patience and understanding will help.

8. FOOD & DRINK: What is a samovar used Which Rolling Stones’ hit featured the line: “Who could hang a name on you”?

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might still be a bit reluctant to face up to some less-than-pleasant realities. But, the sooner you accept the facts, the sooner you can set about making some needed changes.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rela tionships continue to thrive, but watch for any telltale signs of potential prob lems. Take needed action now to set things straight, before they become troublesome later.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) The success of a recent project should do a lot to boost your self-confidence. You might want to check out ways to make that long-deferred bigger and bolder move.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You have lots of inner strength in reserve. Use some of it to resist intim idation from those who might try to impose on your good nature for their own reasons.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Positive factors continue to dominate, following a recent change in both your professional and person al lives. Expect to make contact with someone from your past. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Workplace stability allows you to continue making progress on your projects. But, don’t ignore your per sonal life. Spend more quality time with those special folks. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for making people feel special. Maybe it’s because you know how special you are. © 2022 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1. TELEVISION: What is the song played at the end of the final episode of “Breaking Bad”?

2. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented in the condition called plutophobia?

5. GEOGRAPHY: What is the oldest, still active volcano on Earth?

6. SCIENCE: What is the tallest type of grass?

10. ANATOMY: Where are suture joints found in the human body?

3. MOVIES: What is the name of the horse in the Disney animated movie “Tangled”?


TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your powers of persuasion backed up, of course, by your consider able expertise help you to establish your case, even to the most dubious decision-makers in your workplace.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Plan on indulging your self in some well-earned good times through much of the week. Then be prepared to face some thought-pro voking issues during the next few weeks.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Expect to make adjustments, even when things seem locked up and ready to go. But, cheer up: At least one change could lead to something you’ve been hoping for.

COMEDY NIGHT North Coast Reperto ry Theatre hosts Tuesday Night Comics 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at 987 Lomas San ta Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. Tickets at tickets.

The Country Friends Art of Fashion show takes to the runway Sept. 15 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets org/our-events/.

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The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities will gather Sept. 15, Sept. 20, Sept. 23 and Sept 25. For details and reservations call (760) 6963502. SEPT. 16

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Labor Day comes once a year A three day weekend we all can cheer No matter what your choice of career You’ve earned a day of rest it’s clear. A baker, a firefighter, a plumber or teacher, A carpenter, fisherman, painter, or preacher, A barber, a waiter, or a chef who cooks, An engineer, a deputy, a librarian with books. No matter what it is you do, This one thing is surely true. A nice long weekend has been earned by you, who work so hard the whole year through!

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STEM CELL FUNDRAISER Summit for Stem Cell Foundation holds a fund raiser with a performance of “Kinky Boots,” at 5 p.m. for dinner and 6:30 for show only, Sept. 13 at the Moon light Amphitheatre, 1250 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista. Tick ets:

OPEN HOUSE The Solana Beach Com munity Senior Center hosts an open house and member ship drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 on the patio at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. 120 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach.


UPCOMING TASTE OF CARLSBAD Tickets are on sale now for the Carlsbad Village As sociation 5th annual Taste of Carlsbad Village from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at carls 30 restau rants and a dozen Sip Stops and live music.

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And to those of you who will work on this holiday weekend so others can enjoy the time off, our special thanks!


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Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mary Frances Owens Kressin, peacefully went home to the Lord on June 19, 2022, at the age of 90. Mary was an only child to Bill and Frances Owens.Though you would rarely meet a humbler per son, she grew up in Edina, Minnesota in a country club community. Mary was an only child, but was very close to her many, many cousins and consid ered them siblings. Mary was a good stu dent, but also excelled in sports like softball, which was unusual for girls of that era. She was involved in drama, even gaining membership in the Nation al Thespian Society while in, Mary starred in a local TV show in Minneapolis, reading books to children…..a precursor to today’s zoom classrooms!Maryattended Catho lic school growing up and so continued her educa tion at St. Catherine’s Col lege, majoring in Library Science.Her time at “St. Kate’s” was incredibly special to her. She often commented that one ad vantage of going to an all-women’s college was that a woman’s opinion was never diminished by a professor deferring to a male student’s opinion. Another advantage was that you could wear curl ers in your hair to class and no one minded! Mary was very well traveled. She traveled to many big cities in the U.S. and even Taxco de Alar con, Mexico’s silver capi tal, with her parents. She traveled to Europe twice on St. Kate trips, making many memories with her dear friends, and stayed very involved in the St. Catherine alumni group. After the children were raised, she also had fantastic trips with Tom to Cabo, Guatemala, Canada, and even AfterSingapore!university, Mary was hired as a Worthing ton school librarian. Since each school in those days did not have a school li brary, Mary drove a huge bookmobile all throughout the district even in snowy winters.Tom often joked that she needed to join the teamster union. She worked as a children’s li brarian until she married. In the late 1950s, Mary went on a blind date organized by her cousin Helen. There she met the love of her life, Tom. They married in 1959 and began growing their family right away.They moved to Tor rance, California from Minnesota following Tom’s job. Within 8 years, Mary had given birth to 6 chil dren. Mary and Tom cel ebrated by going out to dinner the day the cloth diaper pail was thrown away!As the family grew, Tom and Mary need ed to move to bigger homes. From Torrance, they moved to 2 different homes in Palos Verdes, and then on to WhereverCarlsbad.they lived, Mary made the house into a home. Mary was a devot ed mother to her children, never thinking of herself and always putting them first. She made sure books were always a part of their lives as well as supporting them in any sports they wanted to participate in. She was often seen driving the big blue “bus” (Ford van) around town filled with all of her children. She never failed to give her children good, nutritious meals, even put ting vegetables in their sack lunches. She and Tom firmly believed in treating all their 6 children and 16 grandchildren equally re gardless of achievements or status in life. She even counted the jellybeans in the yearly Easter baskets so no one would feel left out. She loved them all unconditionally.completelyWhilesupportingher husband unceasingly, he would freely admit she kept him in line. Mary was the moral compass for us all. After raising the chil dren in Carlsbad, Tom and Mary moved to La Costa to enjoy the marvelous beach views, and then Leucadia to enjoy the marvelous beachInwalks.2005,they moved to warmer Fallbrook, where a 1 story home seemed more practical. In Fallbrook, they have been active members of the communi ty and dedicated parishio ners of St. Peter the Apos tle Church.Maryis greatly missed and survived by her hus band of 62 years, Tom; her children and their spouses: Maggie (Peter), Peter, Katie, Andrew (Di ana), Jim (Cathy), and Joe (Angelina); her grandchil dren: Maureen (Nick), Ryan, Brendan, Caitlin, Thomas, Lauren, Mathew (Cheyenne), Sarah, Daniel (Tiffany), Jared, AJ, Mary Cate, Skye, Jacob (Henri etta), and Leah (Jared); and her great-grandchil dren: Arden, Lennox, Liam, and Audrey. Mary had a profound faith in God, always stand ing up for others even at her own expense. She in stalled deep Catholic mor als in all of her children. Though we miss her greatly, we know she is whole in mind and body in heaven, basking in God’s love and Donationspeace. can be made to St. Peter’s Cath olic church where a Mass can be said for peace.

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MEGA QUILT SALE El Camino Quilters Guild of Carlsbad meet from 9:30 to noon Sept. 13 for a silent auction and mega sale at The Fields Church, 2265 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad. For infor mation, visit elcaminoquil

FACULTY ART SHOW Join the reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16 for “Unlocked,” an art fac ulty exhibit, running Sept. 13 through Sept. 30 on the Oceanside Campus, Krug lak Gallery Student Center (OC3419).


LAST CRUISE NIGHT The last summer Encin itas Cruise Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Hot rods, foreign and classic cars and Woodies will line S. Coast Highway 101 from D Street to K Street and along Coast Highway 101 and on side streets. ITALIAN FILMS The San Diego Italian Film Festival is back at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast High way 101, Encinitas. Tickets at HONKY-TONK Hear Brawley, Buzz Campbell and the Heart aches and David Serby and the Buckstahooters at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Belly Up Tav ern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., So lana Beach. For tickets and information, visit http://



TALES OF A WATERMAN San Onofre Parks Foun dation welcomes lifeguard Ed Vodrazka with tales of the ocean and travel Sept. 14 at the Historic Cottage at San Clemente State Beach, 225 Avenida Calafia, San Clemente. Tickets $15 at ti

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If Tatis truly is re morseful, and to be fair his words are hollow at this point, then Tuesday could be a landmark day in fran chise history. One can find the light in the strangest of places if they look at it just right, and just maybe after doing so much wrong, Tatis can once again shine. Tatis’ past is clouded with him not agreeing to the club’s request to fix his compromised shoulder, him arguing with teammate Manny Machado in the dug out and by his poor judge ment in riding motorcycles in the offseason that led to him breaking his wrist. “I’m learning, I’m ma turing,” Tatis said. That’s all fine, but at 23 and possessing one of the richest contracts in base ball history, his maturation is coming at an odd time. Better late than never, but it’s clear Tatis can no lon ger play the “I’m a kid” card when he runs afoul of commonTatissense.blindsided every Padres booster by cheat ing, seemingly turning to a atisdrugperformance-enhancingforanedge.WithTaflunkingadrugtestforsubstanceheclaimedmis takenly entered his body, he won’t play this year and for a month or so next year. “Wait until next year” is a common baseball cho rus when a team is elimi nated. But the Padres, in a rare position to make the postseason, are already spouting that about one of their best Beforeplayers.hecould return, Tatis had to come clean and we’re not referring to a sample in a beaker. Ta tis did that while breaking news that he will have his shoulder operated on and will spend much of the off season in San Diego. This is about going for ward, which should drive anyone looking for redemp tion.Regardless of the past, the future of Tatis and Pa dres is cemented with his $340 million contract not expiring until after the 2034 season. Tatis will re ceive $36 million in each of the pact’s final six years. Something else with an expiration date was for giveness and the clock was running for Tatis. Tatis needed to do something that has avoided him throughout his spec tacular and abbreviated ca reer and that is to act like a man. Like a man, it was past time for Tatis to be re sponsible for his actions. Tatis saluted those who had, and continue to have, his back through all his missteps. He pointed affec tion toward his followers, many of whom are Little Leaguers who will never look at their prized Tatis Padres jersey in the same way.The way back to their good graces is by words and actions. It comes from breaking from the past and, like any good man, ac knowledging that a blunder was made and that it won’t happenTatisagain.did force count less adults to have a serious discussion with children about the consequences of not playing by the rules. That their favorite player, Tatis, was more of a scoun drel than a superstar this season for reasons unrelat ed to throwing or catching a baseball is noteworthy. But a bigger lesson can be delivered by revealing that a winner can lose and still forge on. Is that Tatis’ narra tive going forward? He says so, but time will tell if the Tatis who appeared on Tuesday has become the man the Padres had always hoped he Wordswould.are great, ac tions are better and Tatis needs to shine with both to restore his reputation. Contact Jay Paris at and follow him @jparis_sports.

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talksportsjayparis paign finance disclosure statements.InDistrict 4, Hinojosa has raised $6,944 and spent $1,552. Those who have do nated $500 to his campaign include Tim Stehr; Bert Jones, an executive at Fraz er Ltd; Blair Mettee; Lisa Nucci of Nucci’s Italian Cafe; Michael Nucci; and Sam Nu cci of Nucci’s Italian Cafe. Armen Kurdian has raised nearly $11,000 and spent $9,184. Those who have donated $500 to the Kurdian campaign include Delores Chavez; Peter Czaj kowski; Jonathan Fairchild of Telos Capital Manage ment; Arizona resident Ber nadine Haydon; Phil Pace of Phil’s BBQ; Marco Sessa of Sudberry Properties; and Tom Tamar CEO of Citywide Protection Services. He’s also received $150 from John Hemmerling, former San Diego assistant attorney and candidate for sheriff, and $250 from VUSD candidate Jennifer TellesDan O’Donnell has re ceived $10,765 in donations and spent $9,115. His top contributions include $500 from Laurie Girand; $400 from Isaac Rodrigue, a TCWGlocal account manag er; $500 from the Democrat ic Club of Carlsbad-Oceans ide; and $500 from the Vista Firefighters PAC. In the race for the open seats in Areas 3 and 2 for the Vista Unified School District Board of Education, current member Debbie Morton and educator Carla Rivera-Cruz have not filed donation forms. Area 2 candidate Rena Marrocco has donated about $200 to her campaign. Martha Alvarado, a cur rent member of the school board, has raised more than $10,500 and spent $678 so far in the campaign. Some of her top donations include $2,500 from the Laborer’s International Union of North American Local 89 PAC and $500 from the Democratic Club of BoardCarlsbad-Oceanside.presidentVargas has also donated $150 to Al varado’sTelles,campaign.aparent and business owner in the dis trict, has raised nearly $18,000 and spent $3,974. Her top donors include $1,000 from CJ Growers Inc.; $1,000 from Robert Gass of Medford, Oregon; $500 from Gloria Barnes; $500 from Amber Cervant es; $500 from Deputy Mayor Franklin; $700 from Sadie Mayhugh; and $350 from congressional candidate Bri an Maryott.

By Staff VISTA — Join Urban Corps of San Diego Coun ty and the city of Vista for a community tree plant ing event 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at Raintree Park, 545 E. Townsite Drive. This free event will give residents an opportunity to plant a community tree that will help build the urban forest in Vista.“As a conservation corps, we know the value of trees in a community,” said Kyle Kennedy, CEO of Urban Corps of San Diego County. “Not only do they provide beauty, but they provide shade to keep areas cool. With the record heat that we have had, adding more trees to a community is a huge ben efit.”Urban Corps was awarded $1.253 million in Proposition 68 funding from CAL Fire’s Urban and Community Forestry’s Urban Forest Expansion and Improvement grant to plant 2,000 trees through out San Diego County in cluding 200 trees through out the city of Vista. “We are excited to partner with Urban Corps to support our efforts to maintain a thriving urban forest in Vista,” said Kuna Muthusamy, director of Public“OurWorks.urban forest is an important part of our infrastructure. It enhanc es the beauty and livabili ty of the city and provides many benefits including shade, run-off and erosion control, improved air qual ity and climate change mitigation.”Thecity of Vista has about 19,000 trees with around 8,000 of these trees planted on city-owned property, including street medians, parks, open spac es and at public facilities. The remaining bal ance can be found in lining main and arterial roads or are privately owned trees that were planted in the public right-of-way portion of many parcels during the development phase of home building projects. Since 2018, the city has planted more than 600 trees and will continue to seek out partners and grants for future plant ings.Urban Corp’s San Di ego County Urban For estry and Arboriculture Project has a total of seven partners including the cit ies of Vista, Encinitas, San Diego, Imperial Beach and La Mesa along with the Rancho Santa Fe Associa tion.All partners have agreed to receive trees and are working with Urban Corps on appropriate spe cies, location and proper maintenance.

FERNANDO TATIS JR., left, speaks to the media on Aug. 23 to address his 80-game ban for using a performance-enhanc ing drug. With Padres GM A.J. Preller looking on, Tatis said, “I have made mistakes, but I’m going to learn from them.”

Samantha Nelson, Laura Place and Jacqueline Covey contributed to this report.

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Urban Corps also is partnering with Tree San Diego, a local nonprofit whose mission is to in crease the tree canopy in San Diego, to provide tree planting demonstrations and education about the importance and proper care of trees to the public and Urban Corps staff. For more information on the San Diego County Urban Forestry and Ar boriculture Project or the Urban Corps’ Urban For estry department, contact Lauren Welch at (619) 235-6884 or email lwelch@

ON SEPT. 7, the city of Vista and Urban Corps of San Diego County will team up for a tree planting at Raintree Park. Event starts at 9:30 a.m. Courtesy photo

Vista hosts community tree planting

Fernando Tatis Jr., fresh from hitting 42 home runs last year, smacked his first one this year last week. It came without a pitch er on the mound nor was it accompanied by one of Tatis’ signature bat flips. There was no cheering crowd marveling over their goose bumps, with Tatis connecting with very few souls in Petco Park. “I have made mistakes, but I’m going to learn from them,” Tatis said. Tatis came clean after a dirty drug test revealed he had ingested a perfor mance-enhancing drug that drew an 80-game suspen sion from MLB. He finally met with the press since the stunning news broke on Aug. 12, facing the music that was far from a happy tune.“This is the most terri ble time of my life,” Tatis said. “It was a stupid mis take; it was me being reck less.”His redemption tour was in full gear, as he also spoke with his disappoint ed teammates. This came after he had apologized to general manager A.J. Prel ler and presumably bowed his head in shame toward Padres owner Peter Seidler. “I have let so many people down,” Tatis said. “I have lost so much love from people. I have failed.” But he won last week by being contrite and try ing to convey a sense of understanding of the fall out from him cutting a cor ner. He stood by his tale of treating ringworm with the banned substance, which is commendable if still not whollyThebelievable.truthisTatis took a giant step forward, a piece of footwork that eclipses the little shuffle he does before touching third base on homers. The process was difficult, and it required Tatis to squirm before the cameras as he asked for for giveness.“There’s no (one) other to blame but myself,” Tatis said. “I made a mistake.” When winners lose, they accept it and learn from it. No one goes through life undefeated and that’s been proven time and Whenagain.losers lose, they point fingers at others or use mitigating circum stances as a crutch. The opportunity to grow is stunted by their lack of ac countability.

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Senior Dental Center. There, her general den tist quickly referred her to an oral surgeon who admit ted her for surgery at the hospital. Once she was med ically stable, the team at the Senior Dental Center treat ed the root cause of her dis comfort: an uncontrollable biting tic inside her mouth called tardive dyskinesia. She received timely, high quality care and completed her dental treatment with a night guard to help mitigate the biting caused by her medical condition. “I owe them more than enough because they saved my life. I don’t know what would’ve happened if that infection would’ve gone into my body,” Terry expressed. “As a senior, many times we forget, this is important: to take care of our health. Our mouth is most important be cause of all the germs that go in.”Don’t wait to get the care you need! Call (760) 280-2270 or visit their web site, www.seniordentalnc. com, to book an appoint ment today! The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center North County is lo cated at 1706 Descanso Ave. Suite A in San Marcos, Cal ifornia. is paid sponsored content

COASTAL BIRDING Join Coastal 101 Bird ing along the Buena Vista Lagoon from 9 a.m. to noon every fourth Saturday. Meet at the Buena Vista Nature Center, 2202 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. No registration required.

Enjoy live music at Speckle Rock Vineyards, every Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at 16138 Highland Valley Road, Escondido. Sip, relax, and enjoy the music outdoors.

BALLET SEASON City Ballet of San Di ego season begins Nov. 12 with “From Balanchine to Martins,” at the Balboa Theater, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego and Nov. 17 at the California Center for the Arts Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escon dido. Tickets at org/performances/.cityballet.

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COMPLEX ORAL HEALTH conditions are the Senior Dental Center’s specialty. Courtesy photo

Honeysuckle, star jas mine and floribunda ice berg roses provide fragrant bursts of color; Dell also planted a variety of fruit trees that she irrigates with rainwater collected in a rain barrel catchment sys tem.“I wanted a lush and colorful landscape with as low of a water bill as possi ble,” said Dell. “What was a mundane, flat waste of wa ter is now, and will increas ingly be, a joyful, colorful, and dynamic habitat for hu mans and other wildlife.” “Replacing your grass lawn with a WaterSmart landscape is one of the best ways to reduce your water use,” said Brent Reyes, wa ter conservation specialist. “Additionally, turf remov al rebates are available to help with the cost.” For more information about the contest and to see more examples of Wa terSmart landscaping, visit or call (760) 597-3107 to find out more ways to save wa ter.

GO’SIDE SHUTTLE Through Nov. 5, Down town Oceanside offers the new gO’side Downtown shuttle from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for passenger boarding from Oceanside Harbor south to Vista Way in the area west of I-5.

The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center North County offers a gentle approach toward senior den tal care. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 seniors over the age of 65 has no teeth, 2 out of 3 have gum disease, and 1 in 5 has untreated cavities. Additionally, most older adults take both prescrip tion and plants.atedpartialschair,whilehavebasedvasivehealthcare,alizedadultsofterolder.pose2019,NorthWestneeds,uniquedisease.riskanddisease,healthIndividualsticularlyallcantoralcreasingcanmedications,over-the-countermanyofwhichcausedrymouth,intheriskofcavities.Itisalreadyknownthathealthhasasignifiimpactonone’soverhealth,butthisispartrueforseniors.withchronicconditionslikeheartarthritis,diabetescancerareathighertodevelopperiodontalTomeetlocalseniors’oralhealthcaretheGaryandMarySeniorDentalCenterCountywasopenedinwiththespecificpurtoserveadults55andTheseniordentalcenoffersuniquebalanceservicescateredtoolderincluding:personinstructiononoralminimallyinandpreventivecareonneeds,abilitytodentaltreatmentdoneremaininginawheelsamedaycrowns,anddenturescrebyaspecialist,andim

TENNIS TIME Tickets for the Sept. 17 San Diego Open ATP 250 and Oct. 8 San Diego Open WTA 500 tournaments, at Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, are on sale at com/.https://barnessdopen.

Patients and their care givers are guided through the process by friendly staff so that everyone knows what to expect before, during and after the appointment. Dr. Becerra-Penagos, CEO and Dental Director comments, “We offer person-centered and age-specific comprehen sive oral healthcare services from an experienced oral health team that specializes in dental services for older adults.”Because older adults are more at risk of COVID-19 complications, the dental center has imple mented heightened safety protocols that include stateof-the-art Protective Person al Equipment (PPE) for all staff. They have also spaced scheduling for increased cleaning and social distanc ing between patients. At your visit, you as a senior will have time to ask ques tions and understand your treatment options in a sup portive and caring environ ment.Complex oral health conditions are the Senior Dental Center’s specialty, as told by one of their patients, Terry. Terry is a senior who was suffering from oral pain and severe swelling in her mouth from an infection, which was quickly becoming life threatening. After visit ing the Emergency Room and being sent home, Terry was lucky to have found the

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The Vista Ir rigation District board of directors named Jennifer Dell as the district’s 2022 WaterSmart Landscape Contest winner. The annual contest recognizes outstanding wa ter-wise residential land scapes based on the criteria of overall attractiveness, appropriate plant selection, design, appropriate mainte nance, and efficient meth ods ofReplacingirrigation. the stan dard, water intensive lawn of her home was a high pri ority when Dell purchased the property in 2019. She used upcycled landscape materials and water smart trees, shrubs and perennials to transform her front yard into a thriv ing landscape.Podocarpus and Purple Hopseed evergreens circle the yard to create a verdant privacy screen that provides seasonal color all year, and spears of deep purple from Pride of Madeira, Laven der and Mexican Sage Bush throughout create a colorful and blossoming habitat for butterflies, bees and birds.

District names WaterSmart contest winner

THE WINNING ENTRY in the Vista Irrigation District board’s WaterSmart Landscape Contest. “I wanted a lush and colorful landscape with as low of a water bill as possible,” said property owner Jennifer Dell. Courtesy photo State St., Carlsbad. More information and tickets at


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SPEAK ITALIAN Sign up now for Italian classes, by the Italian Cul tural Center, online and in-person for all levels at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gar dens Drive, Encinitas. For more information and to register, visit http://icc-sd. org.

EXPLORE BY BIKE N North County Cycle Club rides every Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m. and also 8:30 a.m., from the car park of Old Cal ifornia Restaurant Row, 1020-1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. fornorthcountycycleclub.comSeedetails.

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