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VOL. 6, NO. 18

AUG. 27, 2010

Vet’s death remains unsolved


The Highway Patrol has started to crack down on bicyclists who aren’t following traffic laws A3

By Patty McCormac


McDonald said. “There is nothing to replace it. Scripps should have a conscience because they have had a conscience in the past.” When McDonald is not tending to her responsibilities as a professor of classics and theater at UCSD, she is giving speeches, scheduling press interviews and making phone calls to rally support to save the clinic. McDonald has personally been affected by alcoholism, which she attributes to her strong Irish-Catholic heritage. Her father was Eugene Francis McDonald Jr., founder of Zenith Radio, now Zenith Electronics. Although he never graduated from high school, he is recognized as a pioneer in the use of shortwave radio for long distance communication, FM radio, television and even pay-per view. In addition, he was a humanitarian who funded Ebony, the first magazine celebrating black culture, in honor of his friend Arctic

RANCHO SANTA FE — Who or what killed Dr. Robert Stonebreaker? It has been more than six months since the veterinarian’s body was found on a driveway in Rancho Santa Fe and the investigation is ongoing. “We are still looking at it, but I can’t say an arrest is imminent,” said Lt. Dennis Brugos of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. The death was first investigated as a traffic mishap on Jan. 16, when Stonebreaker’s Porsche was found near the intersection of Caminito de Conejos and Paseo Delicias. It appeared he had lost control on a curve and plunged into a ravine. Investigators did not find the driver at the scene of the crash, but the next morning a homeowner on Paseo Delicias found Stonebreaker’s body in their driveway. “They (resident) didn’t know him, but they knew of him,” Brugos said. “They had some literature of his.” Investigators at that point believed they were investigating a fatal traffic accident and that Stonebreaker had left the scene of the crash in search of help. His body was found about 1,000 feet from the crash site. “It was the medical examiner who told us that his injuries were not consistent with that kind of accident,” Brugos said. Brugos said Stonebreaker had head injuries, not the type a person would receive just falling down and hitting his head. Investigators continue to look at all possibilities including someone having a vendetta against him, road rage or even suicide. Stonebreaker, 53, owner of the Animal and Bird Hospital in Del Mar, was wellknown for his work with birds. He and his wife Pam worked side by side at the business. He purchased the Del Mar Veterinary Clinic in 1998, changing the name to convey his interest in birds. He also



At 88, a local woman is inducted into the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club’s Hall of Fame B1


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DELICIOUS DONATIONS Rancho Santa Fe resident Jamie Robbins shows her once full — and now nearly empty — basket of delicious baked goods at the Rancho Santa Fe Library and The National Charity League’s Book & Bake Sale on Aug. 20. See page Page B11 for more photos from the event. Photo by Daniel Knighton

Ranch woman’s altruistic legacy in danger By Lillian Cox

RANCHO SANTE FE — Few people have not been touched by the Scripps McDonald Center for Chemical Dependence, either personally or through a relative, friend or coworker. It is estimated that 25,000 patients have benefited from the program. The treatment facility was founded in 1983 by Rancho Santa Fe resident Marianne McDonald, Ph.D., with a donation of $3 million to underwrite the design and construction of the building that bears her family’s name. Today, the McDonald Center could very well be a thing of the past unless McDonald’s efforts to resuscitate it are successful. In May she learned the building would be demolished within the next three years to make room for a RediCare facility and medical offices. To date there are no plans to relocate the program. “It’s a pity that this altruistic jewel in the crown of Scripps is the first to go,”

SEEKING SUPPORT Dr. Marianne McDonald with a portrait of her father, Eugene Francis McDonald Jr. who was founder of Zenith Radio, now Zenith Electronics. McDonald donated $3 million in the early 1980s to build the Scripps McDonald Center in honor of her father who was an alcoholic. Today, Dr. McDonald is turning to the community to rally support to save the center, which is scheduled to be demolished within the next three years. Photo by Lillian Cox


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AUG. 27, 2010

ODD Highway Patrol starts ticketing cyclists Wetlands restoration FILES


By Patty McCormac

Updates — The Yaohnanen tribe on the South Pacific island of Tanna believe their true ancestral god is Britain’s Prince Philip (based on photographs of him with the queen during a 1974 visit to Tanna’s mother nation of Vanuatu) and believe he promised he would return for good on his 89th birthday (June 10, 2010). Although the prince has kept in touch, he failed to show up for the grand celebration, but fortunately, Scottish university student Marc Rayner was on the island, working as a volunteer teacher, and stepped in for the prince, which meant that he and not the duke of Edinburgh got to wear the “formal” ceremonial penis sheath appropriate for such special events. — Iconic female beauty in Mauritania (and in a few other African societies, as Odd Files has reported) regards “rolling layers of fat” as the height of sexiness, according to a July dispatch by Marie Claire magazine, and professional force-feeders earn the equivalent of about $200 each from parents for bulking up their young daughters in boot camps that sometimes serve animal fat as drinks and apply the cattle-thickening drug Oradexon. “The stomach flab should cascade; the thighs should overlap; and the neck should have thick ripples,” said Aminetou Mint Elhacen, the feeding drill sergeant. Some girls rebel, but others embrace their new bodies. Said one, “When I realized the power I had over men, I started to enjoy being fat.” — Though most victims seemed baffled or distressed by the behavior of Sherwin Shayegan, 27, another thought him “completely harmless.” From time to time (allegedly dating to at least 2006), Shayegan befriends highschool male athletes, questions them as a reporter would, and finally, jumps on their backs and demands “piggyback” rides. No other overtures are made, and the principal complaint about Shayegan, after the shock wears off, seems to be his obnoxiousness. His latest arrest took place in May in Tualatin, Ore., near his earlier haunts in Washington state.

Recurring Themes — Another Pampered Pet: Gail Posner (the widow of legendary hostile-takeover executive Victor Posner) died in March in south Florida but left a will that endowed her beloved Chihuahua Conchita (and two other, less-loved dogs) a $3 million trust fund plus the run of her $8.3 million mansion TURN TO ODD FILES ON A7

RANCHO SANTA FE — The CHP has begun cracking down on weekend bicycle riders, who travel in packs of as many as 150, occupying traffic lanes and clogging streets in the Rancho Santa Fe area. During an enforcement action on Saturday Aug. 7, numerous citations were issued and many others were educated about the rules of the road, CHP Officer Eric Newbury said. He said that some of the people stopped were aware of the law and ignored it, but others “didn’t have a clue.” Newbury said that since many of the bikers belong to clubs and socialize with each other, the enforcement operation should have an impact. “We’re hoping the word is out,” he said. “We don’t want to infringe on other people’s freedoms, but if they are putting themselves in danger, we

have to step in.” Matt Wellhouser, chief of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol, said complaints from residents about large groups of bicycle riders taking over local streets have increased in recent years. “Since the sport of bicycle riding increased, we get more complaints and I think more of the local clubs have been seeing more riders joining their ranks,” Wellhouser said. He said the complaints are generally not about two or three bikers riding in groups, it’s the larger pelethons that come through, mostly on Saturdays. “What has happened is we get more and more complaints from residents about riders either using too much of the road or not allowing passing cars to go by,” Wellhouser said. “Sometimes they (bikers) can’t because it

is the nature of the road,” On several stretches of area roadways, there is room for a car or a bike, but not both, he said. “We get complaints they clog up the road and wait in intersections for slower riders. We’re talking 30 or 40 riders. It gets to be a big problem,” said Wellhouser, who has been an avid biker himself for more than 30 years. He said the Rancho Santa Fe roadways are public roadways and everyone is welcome. “It’s a nice place to ride, but you have to take into account there are fast-moving cars and narrow lanes,” he said. “If you push the limit in the traffic lane you have to take care.You are not going to win a battle with a car.” He said he asks for everyone to use a little common sense. Newbury said the issue is

not just in Rancho Santa Fe. “Just based on the number of complaints, we are talking the entire North County,” he said. And it is not just bicycle clubs, but independent groups and solo riders as well. Steve Borer, president of the San Diego Bicycle Club, said he has met with law enforcement officials from the jurisdictions where the club rides and that he as president repeats the mantra of safety and following traffic laws. The club has 450 members. “We have a monthly newsletter and I do a president’s page writing extensively about following all the laws,” said Borer, a former San Diego Police Officer. During rides there are leaders who make sure everyone is following the law. “Safety is a huge thing,”

enough,” said Carlsbad resident Mary LeBlanc, who supports more public transportation options. “This is not the answer.” Caltrans representatives have said that their proposed designs for the I-5 corridor would offer more reliable rapid transit in the area in the designated “managed lanes.” The project is modeled after the new lanes on I15, which has some residents worried. “I drove I-15 last Friday and it was so confusing — they need to take a fresh approach,” said Richard Courtney of Carlsbad, who would also like to see some TURN TO EXPANSION ON A18



conduct. The group is sponsored by Busby’s opponent, U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray. Showing their support for Busby are, from left, Cecily Resnick, Ben Lang and Jessie Frietze, a Busby intern. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Busby questions ethics of cigar group Francine Busby, Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District, announced Aug. 12 that she sent a letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics urging an investigation into possible misconduct regarding members of the Congressional

Cigar Association. About a dozen people gathered for the press conference in front of the Solana Beach office of her opponent, U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray, sponsor of the cigar group. Busby claims lobbyists sit on the board of directors,

which is a violation of ethics rules, and asked why the association has no website. “Why is it under the radar?” she asked. Busby also said the $40 annual membership fee and $10 “cover charge” per event seemed insufficient to fund “high-end drinks, food

and cigars” at “expensive restaurants in D.C.” “Who is footing the bill?” she asked. “We’re demanding answers,” Busby said. “We don’t want excuses. We want answers, transparency and TURN TO ETHICS ON A19

Residents sound off about I-5 expansion By Alyx Sariol

Major concerns regarding noise,pollution and property acquisition prevailed at Caltrans’ third I-5 expansion public hearing in Carlsbad on Aug. 17. Area residents packed the Faraday Center, 1635 Faraday Avenue, to voice their questions and concerns about the project and the draft environmental impact report. Public comment will be used to finalize the project proposal in the coming months. “We’ve had good attendance at the meetings, which shows that people are interested,” said Caltrans’ I-5 Corridor Director Allan Kosup. “It could take 18 to 24

months before we release the final environmental impact report.” Caltrans has proposed four alternative construction projects and one no-build option for the I-5 corridor from La Jolla to Oceanside. These alternatives include four “managed lanes” for carpools, buffers or concrete barriers and optional general-purpose lanes. “We studied all of the four alternatives to the same level of detail,” project manager Arturo Jacobo said. “There’s trade-offs with each one.” Two areas along I-5 in Carlsbad — west of Carlsbad Village Drive and south of Las Flores Drive — could

experience partial and full land acquisitions depending on the number of lanes added. Local businesses, homes and apartment buildings would be affected. “However the less impact that it makes, the less of a difference it will make in easing traffic,” Jacobo said. Although most residents are in favor of alleviating traffic in the area, they support alternative transportation options instead of widening the highway. Many fear that adding to the number of lanes would create an increase in drivers on the road and pollution. “Historically, all they do in California is expand the freeways and it’s never

By Bianca Kaplanek

If all goes as planned, the last of the heavy equipment in the San Dieguito wetlands should be removed by spring and the $86 million restoration project will be complete except for long-term beach monitoring and ongoing maintenance such as planting, weeding and erosion control. Construction, which was expected to take about three years, began in 2007. Since then the project team has created 162 acres of new coastal wetlands in the San Dieguito River Valley. The goal was to restore 150 acres. Berms have been built to protect those wetlands and direct sand to the beach. A power line was relocated, drainage was added and an access path to North Beach was installed. The Grand Avenue Bridge was converted to a scenic overlook and four least tern nesting sites have been created. While the birds have not yet nested in those areas, decoys have been placed on the sites to attract them and the terns are foraging there, David Kay, from Southern California Edison, said during an Aug. 16 update at Solana Beach City Hall. The three remaining major elements that will be completed within the next nine months are armoring the river bend east of the bridge on Jimmy Durante Boulevard, dredging sand from the inlet channel and reconfiguring the tidal inlet at the Coast Highway Bridge. Kay said plans to armor the river bend, which will protect San Dieguito Drive, include removing the existing “helter-skelter” riprap made of steel and railroad ties and replacing it with engineered riprap. Jacqueline Winterer, president of the Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley, said the existing riprap should not be destroyed. She said the area used to be a landing dock for barges and the materials are likely important artifacts. “It’s actually very significant,” Winterer said. The channel dredging, which should start this winter, will begin east of the bridge on Jimmy Durante and proceed toward the beach. Some of the 65,000 yards of sand will be transported to disposal areas east of Interstate 5. The rest will be placed on the beach, mostly south of the inlet. The tidal inlet will be reconfigured beginning in February or March. Sand

UP IN SMOKE At an Aug. 12 press conference, Francine Busby accused members of the Congressional Cigar Association of possible mis-

By Bianca Kaplanek

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Drum beats in the asphalt jungle If I had my way, we’d fly over Interstate 5 from Oceanside to La Jolla and back in comfy trains that cruise in silence, levitated, along powerful magnetic fields. For if we are to be spending up to $4.5 billion to avert the gridlock planners predict will seize the freeway by the year 2030, is it such a great solution to be attracting more and more cars to the 5 on the promise that the added lanes will expedite travel? When those lanes fill up, what gets paved next? Freeway widening comment season has arrived in North County in earnest. Get out your keyboards, though, because the state transportation department has made it clear the open airing of public opinion is not being invited at the official sessions being held, including the one set for Aug. 24 at Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach. No, the indications from Caltrans are that we’ll be told there what officials think we ought to know. As if to make up for this absence of a robust discussion of public concerns at these official meetings, we are getting double the time to file written reactions to the I-5 plans. Have a blast wading through the 1,000 pages that make up the opaque maze otherwise known as the draft environmental impact statement. The deadline for sending in comments is Oct. 7. Also as if to fill the vacuum


BRUCE KAUFFMAN Not That You Asked left by the official parleys, groups with serious questions about the wisdom of wholesale paving were to hold a town meeting in Solana Beach on Aug. 19. Released in June, the environmental impact statement puts forth scenarios that could add as many as six lanes to the freeway — some for car pools, buses and toll-paying soloists — along a 27-mile stretch from Harbor Drive on the north side of Oceanside to La Jolla Village Drive. The project would run through six cities and require the construction of 40 bridges and overpasses. Walls aimed at cutting down the noise level would be built alongside more than 1,500 homes, including apartment complexes. Some opponents say they fear that someday they’ll go out into the yard and look up, only to see the underside of an overpass instead of the sky. This may be an overreaction, but what seems soft-pedaled in the official report is that some people could have TURN TO ASKED ON A19

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Memorial service held for first Fairest of the Fair Reigned in 1946 Memorial services were held in San Diego on Aug. 14 for Gloria O’Rear Lakin, who reigned as the first Fairest of the Fair in 1946. Gloria was a San Dieguito High School grad and worked at the Del Mar Drug Store when she was talked into running for the San Diego County Fair crown. The competition with more than a dozen candidates was held at the Del Mar Hotel and decided by an applause-o-meter. It went off the scale when she appeared.As a prize, she and fiancée Bill were married on the “Bride & Groom” radio show in Hollywood. Their marriage lasted more than six decades. In addition to being a wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, she set the envious example of beauty, poise and personality for young ladies who wore the coveted crown after her.

Rigid plastics recyclable EDCO is now accepting rigid plastics labeled 3 through 7 in addition to plastic labeled 1 and 2. Still not acceptable are Styrofoam, PVC pipe, vinyl siding and plastic film. In its Environmental Times summer issue, EDCO warned that scavenging is illegal for CRV containers like

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At the helm

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Jim Kerr, former editor of Del Mar Times, now has the same post at Del Mar Ink, a new publication that is in its third edition. Stan Jaffe is publisher.

Encinitas Senior Center at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive has added a soup and salad bar to its lunch menu on Tuesday and Thursday. Advanced reservations Smart move are required and can be made by Solbeach electeds have set calling (760) 943-2258. A $4 donaaside $85,000 to retain a firm that tion is recommended. will analyze the announced expansion of I-5 from La Jolla to O’side. Lousy deal San Dieguito Union High Considering that Caltrans is in the School District had to return $2.8 driver’s seat on the project it will million in stimulus gedes becuz it take experts to review it. Public has was used for nonapproved but wor- until Oct. 7 to respond.

thy projects. It had to dig into its Water bond off ballot reserve sock for the cash. Taxpayers won’t be voting on an $11 bil. water bond in November. Not Synthetic surfaces It wasn’t the Southland race- until 2012, if then. The Governator tracks that were gung ho about made the request to delay the vote replacing their dirt tracks with a after taking the pulse of voters and it synthetic cushion. California Horse seems to get worse by the day and Racing Board ruled they were there is no thirst for it. essential in order to receive a license to conduct racing. Now they have been a problem at Santa Anita and Del Mar. The surfside course spent in the neighborhood of $15 million for a Polysurface overlay and Santa Anita invested many millions more. Del Mar is satisfied that it’s OK but not Santa Anita where Oak Tree that opens Sept. 29 has threatened to move to Hollywood Park. Solution? Stay tuned.

Marketing change

Names missing

Wants more juice

San Diego North Convention & Visitors Bureau based in Escondido has turned over its marketing operation to the Harbor City bureau that has been doing much of the same for the entire county. It will be administered by the three-year-old Tourism Marketing District that derives funds from a surcharge on hotel rooms in the Harbor City.

Several weeks ago SDG&E For the first time since 1970 announced it was expanding its the name of Bud Lewis in C’bad is not on the ballot. Neither is that of TURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON A19 San Dieguito Union High Shool

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board trustee Dee Rich, who first ran 24 years ago. Lewis will complete 24 years as mayor. Both will leave enormous footprints that won’t be equaled soon. Lewis was a Carlsbad High School coach before going into politics and folks are saying he is finishing a winning season.

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Hope Unlimited will present “Symphony of Bipolar� at 7 p.m. Aug. 27, Sunshine Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. This bipolar disorder themed production combines music, dance, song, and medical lecture. Visit www.nvtheatre.com to learn more.

AUG. 28 ASK AWAY Publishers and Writers of San Diego will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. “Everything you’ve always wanted to ask about publishing� will be the topic of the open group discussion and question and answer forum. RSVP at www.publishers writers.org. WINE TIME Schlossadler International Wines will present the first annual WAMFEST from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Oceanside Pier Amphitheater. The competition-like lineup will feature more than 30 different estate wines from around the world. Purchase tickets at www. WAM-FEST.com.

AUG. 29 ART WALK Leucadia 101 Main Street Association will present the sixth annual LeucadiART Walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29. This event will feature artists displaying art in all media along the west side of Highway 101 in Leucadia. Call (760) 4362320 or visit www.leucadia 101.com to learn more. SING IT! Tony Soto, a 14-yearold classical tenor, will sing with the San Diego Youth Opera at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Meadowlark Church, 1918 Redwing St., San Marcos. A $10 donation at the door will benefit the church building fund theater project. Visit www.northcountysunday soiree.com and www.small opera.org to learn more.

SEPT. 1 CLASSIC RIDE The Palomar Model A Ford Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos. All Model A owners and/or aficionados are welcome. E-mail Linda Thamer at thamer1@sbcglobal.net or call (760) 729-5449 to learn more.

SEPT. 2 GAME ON The Encinitas Library will host a free video TURN TO CALENDAR ON A19

By Bianca Kaplanek

As part of Lions Club International’s Youth Volunteerism Month, eight young Lions experienced some behind-the-scenes roles during North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Aug. 22 production of “The Jungle Book.� Robert Roberts, Taylor Hock, Katie Page, Thea Hanson, Julian and Alex Oliver, Tre Short and Wyatt Greiner greeted theatergoers, manned the concession stand, tore tickets and ushered guests to their seats. The volunteers were then treated to complimentary admittance to the show and a private meet-and-greet with LEARNING THE ROPES Alex Oliver learns how to take and tear SWEET JOB Earl Warren Middle School students Katie Page and tickets from Mary Jane Boyd, Del Sol Lions Club secretary, while Tre the cast. Thea Hanson, both 13, help out at the cafe. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Short looks on. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Organize a teenager’s room without a closet Dear Sara: What are some good ideas for keeping things tidy and attractive in a bedroom without a closet? SARA This is a teenage girl’s room, NOEL so there is a lot of clothing and other random stuff. Do Frugal Living you have frugal storage ideas? — Carla, Canada Check secondhand sources for an armoire or large dressDear Carla: Use free- er, too. standing shelves or a book case (use tension rods or VelDear Sara: Can you cook cro so the front can be cov- red cabbage and can it after ered in fabric to keep items it’s cooked? I don’t like the hidden), closet rods, bins or recipes I’ve seen and would totes (buy bed risers/lifts and like to have my own. — Hilde slide the bins under the bed), J, e-mail rolling garment rack, overthe-door organizer or wall Dear Hilde: I’m not hooks. I like the Elfa solu- aware of a recipe for canning tions at The Container Store. cooked cabbage unless it’s Create your own organiza- pickled or sauerkraut. I tional system with open wall checked my home-canning shelves and baskets or bins. books and called Ball and

didn’t come up with anything. I’m sure plenty of people have pressure canned it based on older recipes, but without a reputable reference source that shares an updated, safe and specific method or recipe, I wouldn’t recommend it. It can be frozen (shred or chop small wedges, water blanch then freeze) or dehydrated. If you’re interested in a pickled red cabbage recipe, visit www.thekitchn.com thekitchn/how-to/how-to-makeeasy-pickled-red-cabbage109916, or get your hands on

a recent Ball Blue Book for a I don’t like it. I have read spiced red cabbage recipe. about vinegar for grass stains. What about the cheap Dear Sara: I need easy Dollar General stain sprays? cheap ideas for cleaning — Amanda W., Wisconsin grass stains. My son comes Dear Amanda: Vinegar home from school with grass stains a lot of days. I use Oxi- works. Soak the jeans Clean spray, but it is expen- overnight in vinegar and sive. We are trying to be fru- water (1 part vinegar to two gal now, and I want him to get parts water) after rubbing by on three to four pairs of the solution into the jeans, pants, so I want something and launder as usual.You can that will be gentle on fabric use dish liquid rubbed into and not something too hard the jeans. Rinse and launder to prepare. A pre-mixed stain spray would be good. AmmoTURN TO FRUGAL ON A16 nia is pretty strong to me, and

Black & White art exhibit celebrates anniversary As a part of its 92nd anniversary celebration, La Jolla Art Association is presenting the first Black & White Juried Art Exhibit and sculptor Manuelita Brown will be the juror. The exhibition runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 10 and is open to all Southern California artists and all media. The application deadline for entry is Aug. 27. The reception is scheduled to honor the artists and present the awards from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the LJAA gallery in La Jolla Shores. The entry fees for LJAA members is $20 for the first

work submitted and $7 for each additional work. For nonmembers, it is $25 for the first work submitted and $10 for each additional work. Go to www.lajollaart.org to submit entries or contact Jeff Brosbe at jeff_forbw@ lajollaart.org. The Black & White Exhibit Prospectus and Application are available at www.lajollaart.org. There will be a ribbon and $400 awards for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third place winners, as well as a $100 Juror’s Special Award of Recognition.

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1954 CHEVY A 1954 Chevrolet convertible caught the eye of the hun- VINTAGE HOT ROD This vintage hot rod got loads of attention during the classic car cruise nights Aug 19. dreds of people attending the classic car cruise nights Aug. 19 on South Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker Coast Highway 101. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker

Attendance boosted at summer classic car event By Wehtahnah Tucker

Revving engines competed with the shine of chrome as an eclectic group of cars lined the South Coast Highway 101 for the third installment of the summer series Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Nights on Aug. 19. The popular Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association event brought in a larger than usual crowd according to DEMA volunteer and event coordinator Doug Jones. “August seems to be the packed month, but this

one more so than in years before. I’m almost sure we set the attendance record.” As the sound of live music drifted down the street, car owners stood proudly next to their vintage rides. Olivenhain resident Larry Eddington gave his black 1950 Buick the once over as passersby stopped to admire the exposed engine. “I’ve owned it for two years,” he said, motioning toward the car. “I traded in a hotrod for this one.” He also owns a 1957 Chevy. “This

one’s a lot more comfortable,” he said. “It’s an old guy’s cruiser.” But with a V-8 engine, the Buick still has plenty of get up and go. S p o n s o rs E n c i n i t a s Foreign & Domestic and Rancho Auto Body welcomed the host car clubs — Heart Beat Classics and North County Cruisers — as well as the Porsche Car Club to town for the night. There was no shortage of humor in the dozen categories of awards given to individual car owners. They

ranged from “I’ll rescue you honey, the fireman’s choice award” to the “car that’s not likely to make it home tonight.” “It’s always fun — that’s the whole objective,” Jones said. “We try to keep the spirit light and it’s working.” Local merchants benefited from the swelling crowd as restaurants were filled and retail shops stayed open late to accommodate more customers. Restaurants catered to the crowd with dining “hot rod” specials and similar mar-

keting techniques geared toward getting the attention of the ready-made customers. “I like to come here and shop while my parents stay with the car,” said Samantha Borne, 14, an Escondido resident. “I found some cool stuff,” she said.“My dad jokes that it’s the most expensive night of the summer.” In fact, Jones confirmed that the event has expanded to benefit merchants in a wider area along Coast TURN TO CLASSIC ON A18

Rotary and KidsKorps set to host golf fundraiser RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Rotary and Kids Korps USA are collaborating on their first ecoinspired charity golf tournament, Swing for Kids, set for Sept. 3 at the Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive in Rancho Santa Fe. Swing for KidsHonorary Event Chair is Jenny Craig

and the event is hosted by Madeline Paulson and Chris Penrod of the Del Mar Country Club. The tournament will include a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, foursomes matching NHL players with members of the military, a hole-inone prize provided by Hoehn Honda of Carlsbad, a posttournament reception and

dinner. Swing for Kids will raise funds and awareness for organizations that support youth in serving community, youth and teens at risk, as well as children of parents serving in the military. While the goal is to help support Rancho Santa Fe Rotary, Kids Korps USA, Pro-Kids

Golf Academy, Friends of San Pasqual Academy, and YMCA Armed Services, the tournament will also promote Kids Korps Green Korps volunteer initiative to encourage the active restoration and preservation of our local environment. Opportunities remain for players, sponsors and

donors alike, including golf foursomes, event and hole sponsorships, tickets to the reception and dinner and a variety of additional options. For more information,visit www.kidskorps.org/2010/07/18/ swing-for-kids-golf-tournament/ or contact www.kids korps.org or call (760) 452-2676.

Recyling expands to encompass more types of plastic By Wehtahnah Tucker

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COAST CITIES — The owners of Flower Hill Promenade have worked with the community for more than six years to refine the proposed revitalization of the shopping center. This collaboration has led to several improvements and project designs. Based on the community’s request, the project is being changed again to maintain the alignment of Flower Hill Drive, a critical road for 144 homeowners in the Spindrift community who live directly behind the center. “We understand the importance and value of Flower Hill Drive,” said Jeffrey Essakow, president of Protea Properties, which owns Flower Hill Promenade. “There is a general consensus in the community that Flower Hill Drive should not be realigned, and we agree, so we are amending our application to reflect this position.” The Carmel Valley Planning Board voted 11-3 on July 22 to approve the Flower Hill Promenade Project, including in its decision recommendation stipulating that Flower Hill Drive, which runs north of the center, remain in its current location. Numerous parties, including Spindrift residents, testified at the hearing and expressed support for maintaining the current alignment of the private road. Flower Hill Drive provides the only real access to the Spindrift community. The city of San Diego had requested that the street be moved north of Taste of Thai restaurant. Flower Hill Promenade representatives worked closely with Spindrift to understand their position on the Flower Hill Drive relocation. “We applaud Flower Hill for taking steps to ensure that the relocation of Flower Hill Drive will not proceed,” said Horace Dietrich, president of the Spindrift Homeowners Association.“The owners of the mall have worked hard to address our concerns, and we look forward to enjoying the much-needed revitalization of the shopping center.” The resubmittal of the project will delay presentation dates to the San Diego City Planning Commission and San Diego City Council. These decisions are expected later this fall and into early next year.



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COAST CITIES — The filing deadline has come and gone for candidates for the Nov. 2 election, and it looks as though there will be changes in the governing bodies of Del Mar, but things will remain status quo in Solana Beach. After serving more than a decade on the Del Mar City Council, Richard Earnest is not seeking reelection. “I think turnover is a good thing,” Earnest said. “It’s time for some new faces and new ideas.” Earnest was first elected in 1996 and ran again successfully in 2004. He did not seek a third term, but returned to the council in the spring of 2007 to complete the term of Jerry Finnell, who stepped down because of illness. Earnest is currently serving his third rotation as mayor. Councilwoman Crystal Crawford is seeking to represent the 74th District in the state Assembly, running against Republican incumbent Martin Garrick. Crawford, who is completing her 12th year on the Del TURN TO CHANGE ON A18

RANCHO SANTA FE — Irene Valenti, president and founder of Valenti International, was honored on Aug. 9 as the Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe’s first Rotarian of the Month by visiting Dave Breeding, Rotarian and district governor of San Diego and Imperial counties. Valenti, a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, was presented with the award in recognition of her fundraising efforts for hosting a Tee Off party at the Valenti Estate on July 19, with Chubby Checker as guest of honor. Proceeds collected will support the fundraising goals of the Tee Off party and the RSF Rotary with regard to the “Swing for Kids” Golf Tournament set for Sept. 3 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Swing for Kids beneficiaries are the Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe, Kids Korps



for their remaining dog years. (After all, Conchita has a style to maintain, including a four-season wardrobe, diamond jewelry and full-time staff.) Mrs. Posner’s only living child, Bret Carr, who admits he had issues with his mother, is challenging her $26 millionplus will (that left him $1 million), mostly because, he said, Mrs. Posner’s staff and bodyguards suspiciously

ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH From left, Rancho Santa Fe Rotary President Patrick Galvin congratulates Irene Valenti, named the first “Rotarian of the Month,” with the award presented by Rotary District Governor Dave Breeding. Courtesy photo

feel this award should be USA, San Pasqual Academy, vices/YMCA. “This is an extraordinary shared with all the Rotarians Pro Kids Golf Academy and Camp Pendleton Armed Ser- honor for me, but I honestly who assisted my team,”Valenwound up with the bulk of the riches on the pretense that they would be caring for Conchita. — More British Welfare Spongers: In May, the Daily Mail profiled the Houghtons of Crawley, West Sussex (Lee, 42, and Jane and their five youngest children), who live in free government housing and draw monthly benefits of the equivalent of about $1,600, without doing a bit of work — because Lee has a “personality disorder” and daughter Chelsea, 16,

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crime REPORT A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Wehtahnah Tucker A report for the week of Aug. 11, 2010 to Aug. 17, 2010 BACK TO SCHOOL A backpack containing items totaling $560 was stolen from a vehicle on Misty Circle in Encinitas on Aug. 11. NICE TRY A man tried to pass a check at the Wells Fargo Bank in Solana Beach and was arrested on charges of intent to defraud on Aug. 12. EGGED Police responded to a caller complaining that his apartment and vehicle, both located at 2585 Jefferson St. in Carlsbad, were being “egged” by a group of minors on Aug. 12. According to the police report, the caller hid in the bushes in order to identify the culprits who had “egged” the property for the two previous nights. SO LONG A computer worth $3,000 was stolen from the office of Las Brisas at 135 S. Sierra in Solana Beach on Aug. 13. COPS ATTACKED A shoplifting suspect apprehended Aug. 13 in the Von’s at 6951 El Camino Real in Carlsbad seriously injured two plain clothes state law enforcement officers before fleeing in handcuffs.


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Shane Matthew Lennon was judge released him from jail prior indicted in Multnomah County, to sentencing to attend an inpaOre., on seven counts of robbery in tient drug treatment program. the first degree, a felony, on Dec. 2, Lennon failed to appear for a pre2005. Lennon was born Dec. 24, sentencing interview on May 30, 1984, in Oregon. He is 6 feet 1 inch 2006, and a local judge issued a tall and weighs 180 pounds. no-bail warrant for his arrest on Lennon has a tattoo on his chest. May 31, 2006. He has had a substance abuse He was subsequently conproblem with heroin. victed and sentenced on June 23, SHANE LENNON This indictment stemmed 2006. On Dec. 4, 2008, a federal from seven separate violent robarrest warrant was issued for beries that Lennon committed between May Lennon, charging him with unlawful flight to and November of 2005. He used a knife in avoid prosecution. each of the robberies. Lennon pled guilty to If you know of Lennon’s whereabouts, all seven counts on April 27, 2006, and the contact the nearest FBI office.

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Niagara Falls then and now I visited Niagara Falls many years ago as a 6-year-old and my only memory is that my new patent leather pumps got soaked during the ride on the Maid of the Mist. I returned to the falls in July with my kids and grandkids, and it was an entirely different experience.We were awed and amazed — figuratively and (nearly) literally blown away by this Wonder of the Natural World. We drove from northeastern Ohio, through Pennsylvania on to New York’s Interstate 90, which parallels the southern coast of Lake Erie. The landscape here is blanketed by grapevines for as far

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Lumberyard Tavern’s Laurie Delk on pairing food with beer thought wine was what I would do for the rest of my life! Then about a year ago, I discovered the wonderful world of craft beer and I haven’t turned back. Wine will always have an important place in my life, but the craft beer movement is incredibly exciting right now.

DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate I’ll admit up front that I’m a bit of a latecomer to the whole craft beer thing. If it were not for my son and his insistence that I expand my horizons beyond “yellow fizzy beer” as the people at Stone call it, I probably would still be calling my occasional forays into Sam Adams and Guinness adventurous. I’ll always stick to my rule that if it tastes good to you, drink it. That goes for beer and wine as there is a time and place for a crisp cold light beer and even a chilled white zinfandel on a hot summer afternoon. Wait, did I just say that? Yes I did. You get my point; drink what tastes good to you. That said, if you limit yourself to the beer of the masses, you are really depriving yourself of a wonderful experience. I recently met Laurie Delk, an emerging expert and chronicler of the craft beer movement. Laurie tends bar

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LTP: Do you recall the first time you had beer paired with food, was there an ah-ha moment where you realized that beer could compliment food as well as wine? LD: The first time I had beer paired with food purposefully was a tasting in the wine shop with various cheeses and wine versus beer. With each cheese, one wine and one beer was selected as a pairing to uncover which was the better match. We did six pairings, and amazingly beer won five out of six times! It was a tremendous revelation for me. It wasn’t long after that I had my idea for my blog.

Here are some highlights was general manager of a from a recent conversation wine shop in New Orleans for with her. several years. I taught classes, helped customers organize Lick The Plate: Let’s their cellars, and conducted start with your background tastings. I have taken classes LTP: San Diego is and what lead you to be such from UC Davis and lived in officially on the map as a a beer aficionado. Italy where I worked a har- craft brew powerhouse. What Laurie Delk: My back- vest with a prestigious PiedTURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON A18 ground is actually in wine. I mont winery. I honestly

Winemaker of the Year named at the San Fran International Amanda Cramer of Niner Wine Estates on the west side of Paso Robles, and some of her wine creations, have taken top honors at the recent San Francisco International Wine Competition. Her Niner 2007 Premium Bordeaux Blend ($58) took Double Gold and Best Bordeaux Blend, and her 2007 Cabernet Bootjack Ranch ($28) also took Double Gold. Cramer has been with Niner since 2004 and came there from assignments in the Napa Valley, Australia and Chile. “Given the opportunity to help build a winery from the ground up in the attractive Paso Robles area was something I simply could not pass up,” she said. “I’ve always loved the combination of agriculture, chemistry and artistry that winemaking represents. The agricultural is the most important,” she said, pointing


Taste of Wine out that 2010 will be Niner’s first all-estate produced vintage. “As winemaker, the most important decision I make is the harvest date.” Amanda’s background as a Washington, D.C., teacher of math and chemistry provided solid preparation for the road out west and enrollment in the UC Davis School of Enology and Viticulture, considered the foremost in the country, while interning at Far Niente Winery in the Napa Valley. After a series of high-profile positions in winemaking at such names as Chimney Rock, Robert Mondavi, D’Arenberg and Casa Lapos-

tolle, she took a job as assistant under the great Heidi Barrett at Paradigm in the Napa Valley, who developed Cramer’s expertise in Bordeaux varietals. Then came the chief winemaker opportunity at Niner Wine Estates, and this year the Winemaker of the Year Award at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. See more about Niner by visiting www.ninerwine.com.

Wine Spectator annual restaurant awards Wine Spectator is the most circulated wine publication in the world and the most prestigious. Every year, they research restaurants worldwide for best wine list, pricing, sommeliers and food and wine presentation. Three levels of awards are given: Award of Excel-

lence, Best of Award of Excellence and the highest, the Grand Award. The following are the San Diego area winners that I have reviewed in my column: — Grand Award: Addison, Grand Del Mar Resort; and The WineSellar & Brassiere, San Diego. — Best of Award of Excellence: Amaya Bistro, Grand Del Mar Resort; Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe; and Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, University City. — Award of Excellence: Bistro West, Carlsbad; Firefly, Encinitas; Firenze Trattoria, Encinitas; Island Prime, San Diego; Mille Fleurs, Rancho Santa Fe; Paradise Grille, Del Mar; Truluck’s University City; and West Steak & Seafood, Carlsbad. I have observed and commented that many more restaurants are upgrading their wine presentations and

deserve consideration. Innovative offerings like direct sales by the bottle, lowering or even waving corkage fees, lowering prices by the glass and adding wine “flights” are just a few of the serendipitous findings on the wine list. Wine is helping to bring the customer back into the restaurants.

Wine Bytes — Relm Wine, Beer and Bistro, a new wine bar, has opened in Carlsbad at 2917 State Street, operated by Rene Fleming. A wide variety of small plates will be offered starting Aug. 24 including soups, salads and unique sandwiches. Call (760) 434-9463 for more information. — San Diego Wine Company has a Fritz Portfolio Tasting with owner Clay Fritz TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON A18

SANDAG to fund senior, disabled, low-income transportation COAST CITIES — SANDAG is soliciting applications for $4.5 million in funds available through three separate grant programs that will support various transportation initiatives serving seniors, the disabled, low-income individuals and reverse commuters. The three grant programs include two funded by the federal government and administered by SANDAG — Job Access and Reverse Commute and New Freedom. T h e third program, Senior Transportation Mini Grant, is funded by the local TransNet half-cent sales tax. All three programs require various levels of matching funds. “Most of these funds will be aimed toward new or expanding programs,” SANDAG Executive Director Gary Gallegos said. “Our

intentions are to distribute a large number of relatively small grants to encourage a variety of services to help fill the gaps in our transportation system.” Grants will be awarded to programs that meet the priorities outlined in the SANDAG Coordinated Plan, which identifies mobility needs in the county from a passenger perspective and focuses on transportation for seniors, persons with disabilities, reverse-commute trips and employmentrelated transportation for persons with limited means. Applications are due no later than Nov. 12. SANDAG will host an application workshop in September. Date and location will be posted on the SANDAG website, along with the Coordinated Plan, grant application forms, and related materials at www.sandag.org/ CoordinatedPlan.

The $2 million in Senior Transportation Mini Grant funds will go to innovative and flexible programs that support the transportation needs of people aged 60 and older. Examples of eligible projects include senior shuttle services; volunteer driver programs; brokerage of multijurisdictional transportation services; mobility/travel training; support of accessible taxis; and rideshare and vanpool programs. The $1.6 million in JARC grants will fund employmentrelated transportation projects serving low-income individuals and reverse commuters. Examples of projects that may be funded through JARC include late-night and weekend fixed-route service; employment shuttles; guaranteed ride home service; vanpools, ridesharing and carpooling activities; regional

mobility management; bicycling programs and car sharing; and intelligent transportation, information and dispatch systems The $940,000 in New Freedom grants will be awarded to applicants who can provide new or expanded transportation services for individuals with disabilities that go beyond the requirements of the Americans with

Disabilities Act. Examples of eligible projects include purchasing accessible vehicles; administering voucher programs; administering volunteer driver programs; regional mobility management; travel training for individual users; expansion of paratransit service beyond ADA required boundary; and providing doorto-door or door-through-door shuttle service.


AUG. 27, 2010


Campaign could help local kids with rare disease Best walking shoes and coffee By Lillian Cox

By the Editors of Consumer Reports

Archeologists working in Armenia recently said they had discovered what might be one of the world’s oldest shoes. That shoe, estimated to be 5,500 years old, shares many features with today’s walking shoes: a leather outer, laces and cushioning, according to news reports. More modern technologies and materials were used in the 25 shoes in Consumer Reports’ latest tests. Some sported innovative designs, and a few were specialty shoes with unusual soles that are supposed to help tone your legs, glutes and other muscles. To evaluate walking shoes, CR bought 275 pairs of shoes, enlisted a panel of typical walkers, and had them crank out about 250 hours of outdoor walking, at least half of which was over a hard or paved surface. CR selected men’s and women’s versions of the same model, where available, and tested for fit, cushioning, stability, flexibility, breathability and weight. Prices ranged from $20 to $135. Among regular walking shoes, Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo, $100, was tops for both men and women. Their innovative design shifts the lacing system slightly off-center over the highest point of the instep for a snug fit. And they performed well in all aspects of testing. CR also recommends Avia A333M, $50, for men and Ryka Radiant, $70, for women. Bargain hunters can try the men’s Pro Spirit Jacorey (Target) for $20 and the women’s Champion C9 Kacie (Target) for $28, both CR Best Buys. Shoes known as toners have alternative soles that change your gait or posture. They can be unstable but are supposed to activate muscles, which compensates for those changes. Most panelists said they felt Earth Kinetic-K for men, $130, Earth Kinetic for women, $110, Skechers Shape-Ups for men, $110, and Skechers Shape-Ups Strength for women, $100, working their muscles, mostly the calves, but few TURN TO CONSUMER ON A16

North County residents have a rare opportunity to make a lifesaving difference in a child’s life — but they have to act quickly. Voting is open until Aug. 31 in the Pepsi Refresh campaign, which is a project that aims to provide funding for businesses, people and nonprofits that will have a positive impact in the community. The Cure JM Foundation hopes to hold on to its secondplace ranking to secure a $250,000 grant that will be awarded to two organizations per month. All supporters need to do is text message 100850 to 73774 or visit the Pepsi voting website at refreshevery thing.com/makejmamemory. The Cure JM Foundation is a local organization that raises funds for juvenile TURN TO CAMPAIGN ON A17

FAMILY FUNDRAISING From left, the Hume brothers Cole, 8; Parker, 12; and Connor, 14, are fighting for a cure for the rare autoimmune disease, juvenile myositis. Parker has undergone 500 days in the hospital and chemotherapy in his short lifetime. Local residents who want to help the local nonprofit Cure JM win a $250,000 research grant from the Pepsi Refresh campaign have until Aug. 31 to text message 100850 to 73774 or visit the Pepsi voting website at refresheverything.com/makejmamemory. Currently, Cure JM is in a close race for second place with the Screamfest Horror Film Festival. “It’s scary, but more people could vote for horror films than helping sick children,” said Parker’s mother, Shari Hume. Both first- and second-place winners will secure $250,000. Photo by Shari Hume

Council welcomes new sheriff’s captain By Wehtahnah Tucker

There’s a new top cop in town. Effective July 1, veteran law enforcement officer Sherri Sarro took over the captain’s position at the Encinitas station of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. City Council officially welcomed Sarro in a special presentation during the regular meeting on Aug. 18. The council also commended the outgoing captain, Don Fowler, for his years of service at the local station. Fowler and Sarro switched positions during a routine transfer. Sarro, 49, has been in law enforcement for 26 years, serving all but the first two with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Her previous assignment was in the human resources division handling personnel matters. “This is a change in customers,” Sarro said in a recent interview. WELCOME ABOARD San Diego County Sheriff Capt. Sherri Sarro “Where my focus has took her post at the Encinitas station in July. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker

been on internal matters, it is now on the citizens of Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach and the unincorporated areas,” she said. “My job is to do what we can to keep citizens safe and also to reduce crime.” The change is one that Sarro welcomes. “It’s a pretty big switch,” she said. The key is working with stakeholders in the community.To that end, Sarro said there are several initiatives. “We target trends of crime and address them, use grants effectively and encourage communication between different law enforcement agencies,” she said. “We also have Start Smart, a program designed to educate teens on the dangers of drinking and driving and Operation Watchful Eye, which we do in conjunction with the probation department to check up on people TURN TO CAPTAIN ON A18

Del Mar to step up fire hazard inspections By Bianca Kaplanek

While it may be true that only you can prevent forest fires, Del Mar residents will soon get help when it comes to reducing the hazards that can fuel a blaze. At the Aug. 2 meeting, City Council members authorized an agreement with a private company for a year-round weed abatement program to decrease the risk from fires caused by common ignition sources such as overgrown or dead vegetation. The Fire Department currently conducts seasonal inspections, usually just before fire season, between April and August. But due to a lack of resources these inspections generally focus on the approximately 370 homes in the wildland urban interface area where the hazard is greater. “Conducting multiple property inspections, enforcing codes and seeking compliance by property owners requires an enormous amount of staff time, with no cost recovery,” the staff reports states. After reviewing several program options, including

those that offered year-round, seasonal or complaint-only inspections, staff recommended contracting with Fire Prevention Services Inc. The company will perform

photos will be taken and a 15day notice will be sent by certified mail. Upon reinspection, a sign will be posted on the property giving the owner five days to clear the hazard. Since the

here’s plenty of opportunities to make sure that the public has the ability to remove their own weeds on their own time.”



inspections, give notice to property owners and, if necessary, perform the forced abatement under the direction of the fire marshal at no cost to the city. Under the agreement, Fire Prevention Services will conduct regular inspections throughout the city.If problems are identified,a courtesy notice will be mailed giving the owner 30 days to correct them. If the problems persist,

latter two are provisions of the state code, the new agreement will give property owners 50 days rather than 20 to address problems. If no action is taken, the contract inspector will meet with the fire marshal, who will review the case and make a decision on forced abated. “There’s plenty of opportunities to make sure that the public has the ability to remove

their own weeds on their own time,” Fire Marshal Robert Scott said. Scott will have the authority to reissue warnings, especially for special circumstances such as extended vacations or a family illness. “We’re very in tune to taking care of the community,” he said. “The goal is not to abate. It’s to reduce the hazard.” As for ornamental landscaping, Scott said the private contract inspectors “know their plants very well” and can tell the difference between dead and dormant. “Their inspectors are very experienced and well-versed in different types of plants and material,” he said. Scott said forced abatement is rare. Of the 388 notices sent to Encinitas residents last year, only six were abated. The cost is generally between $500 and $8,000, with the high end being for a “fair-sized” lot. Residents should clear property voluntarily because abatement is more expensive, he said. Liens can be placed TURN TO INSPECTIONS ON A17

DR. GOTT Second Opinion

Are stress and baldness linked? Dear Dr. Gott: My son has a bald spot on the back of his head. His doctor said it was stress-related alopecia. His hair grew back and his scalp was normal, but the bald spot reappeared, bigger, and is lasting much longer. So his doctor told him to buy Rogaine. Am I correct that now he should see a dermatologist? I don’t think he’s stressed. Dear Reader: I’m not all that sure your son suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks hair follicles. In most cases, with the various types of alopecia, hair falls out in small patches about the size of a quarter. It can regrow in the same areas but may fall out again, repeating the pattern. Severe cases result in complete loss of hair over the entire body. Treatment to promote hair growth may include minoxidil (Rogaine), topical creams and corticosteroids. An individual suffering from alopecia will not ordinarily have other autoimmune difficulties but could have an increased incidence of nasal allergies, atopic eczema, asthma and thyroid disorder. Most people shed up to 100 hairs every day and don’t bald. And thinning hair is often a part of the aging process that occurs because of hormonal changes. Balding occurs when the rate hair sheds surpasses the rate it grows. Causes can include having diabetes or lupus; scalp infection such as ringworm; a hair-pulling disorder, such as exhibited with mental illness; medical treatment, such as chemotherapy and radiation for cancer; use of specific medications for arthritis, high blood pressure, some cardiac conditions or gout; several forms of alopecia; and still more. A specific diagnosis can be made through scalp scrapings and other methods. Your son may have a hormonal or medical disorder. I would defer to his primarycare physician regarding involving a dermatologist. Rogaine is an over-thecounter medication to slow hair loss and promote new growth for androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata. It is rubbed onto the scalp twice daily, and it may take up to 12 weeks before any progress is seen. It is up to your son to determine whether he can adapt to early baldness or whether he is so concerned that he chooses to consider a wig, surgical implant or TURN TO SECOND ON A17


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Welcome, readers, to the new Machel’s Ranch MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch Welcome to the new version of Machel’s Ranch. Almost three years ago, I started writing this column with a featured story on my struggle as a mom and son facing little league tryouts. As life has changed and evolved, so has my column. I am proud to launch the shorter version that will focus strictly on the latest happenings in the Ranch. Expect fun photos, events and most of all, maybe one of your own stories will be shared with my readers. My column has been called “The US Magazine of Rancho Santa Fe,” by Ranch resident Michele Homen. Thanks Michele for such flattering words and for reading

MONEY MATTERS Ranch resident Deana Carter shines “Around Town.” Courtesy photo

ARTFUL DUO Hollywood artists Tim Pheonix and Sandy Martin visit the Ranch. Photo by Machel Penn Shull


Singer Sacha Boutros is performing at Wesgate Hotel in San Diego on Fridays. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

every week with your cup of coffee in hand. Please keep me up to date on any of your wonderful trips you always seemed to be taking. From the Del Mar Racetrack to back to school and a Los Angeles artist visiting town, there are some new exciting stories to reveal. I’m also going to clue you in on one of the hot spots to be at on Monday nights that you might have missed until now. I want to thank all of my loyal readers for picking up this paper and reading our many pages. If you haven’t noticed we’ve definitely grown in size, too.

Around town On Aug. 6, Jill Sorge and her good friend Lori West had a fabulous Friday in Del Mar in the Turf Club. These good friends met up for some much needed girl time. They enjoyed dining, betting on the ponies, and then danced the night away at the packed B-52s packed. Jill Sorge has been a Ranch resident for many years and is just one of the nicest mothers I know in town. Thanks Jill, for letting me share your marvelous day in my column. On Aug. 9, I received word from Delicias regarding their popular “Martini Monday Night.” Starting at 4 p.m. until close you can enjoy specialty martinis in the heart of the Ranch. Pictured are three lovely ladies you could spend your Mondays with, Lauryn Evertyz, Heather Reynolds and Jennifer Peterson. This might be just the ticket to jumpstart your week. For more information on Delicias and their weekly events, visit www.deliciasrestaurant.com. On Aug. 12, I heard from Deana Carter of Carter Financial in Rancho Santa Fe. I just love Deana. From being a RSF Rotary member to running triathlons, you won’t catch Deana sitting with nothing to do on a Sunday afternoon. For the past 20 years, Deana has been an expert on wealth management and advice for her many clients. I have included a lovely photo of Deana in my column. She’s right here local in the Ranch. For more information on this dazzling Ranch superstar, visit www.Carter financial.biz. On Aug. 14, I had a surprise visit from one of my dearest friends in Los Angeles, Sandy Martin. Sandy and I met years ago when we were both younger. Now Sandy is a sought-after artist, collaborating with partner Tim Pheonix. We met at one of my favorite spots — Thyme in the Ranch. We sat and reminisced about the past and their exciting career in painting. What I found fascinating is they both paint on the canvas, placing their inspiration and interpretation of art together as one. Now that’s definitely original. Visit their website at www.OneBlackRose.us to check out some of their art pieces.Thanks, Sandy and Tim for coming to visit my quiet world under the eucalyptus trees. How exciting that they are both truly working artists. It takes pure ambition to follow a dream. On Aug. 17 I received word from Vicki O’Rourke on

BBQ TIME The men of Santa Fe Christian take time off work to serve lunch on the first day of school for students and faculty. Courtesy photo some exciting happenings going on with “Back to School” in full swing at Santa Fe Christian School. Pictured are the men of SFC Barbecue. These wonderful men took off one day of work to serve all of the students, and faculty a free barbecue lunch — how wonderful. Other good news is that Santa Fe Christian enjoyed record enrollment this summer. According to Vicki, they will still be accepting applicants for the lower school. For more information, call (858) 755-8900. Thanks Vicki for always keeping me in the loop. Congrats on your high enrollment this summer, MARTINI MAVENS Martini Mondays at Delicias with Lauryn Evertz, Heather Reynolds and Jennifer too. Later that day, I heard Peterson. Courtesy photo FASHION form “Sizzling” Sacha Boutros AND FUN when she invited me to attend Left, Fashion one of her singing events at designer Janice the Westgate Hotel in San Jaraicie and Diego on Friday evenings. Dana Irfani From 8 to 11 p.m., you can attending last catch Sacha performing live year’s The with John Giulino on piano. Country Friend's “Dimmed lights and sexy Fashion Show festivities. Photo decor make it a place for by Machel Penn lovers to be romantic and a Shull place for music lovers as well,” Sacha said of the venue. Thanks Sacha for the invite, it sounds just like an evening I would love. I look forward to coming down. For more inforDAY AT THE mation, visit www.westgatehoRACES Below, tel.com under “events.”

Save the date Ladies in Rancho Santa Fe, mark your calendars! The Country Friends Fashion Show is just around the corner on Sept. 23. I just received my invitation in the mail. I must confess this is my absolute favorite day in Rancho Santa Fe. From lunching with great friends to watching the skinniest models to ever step foot in the Ranch, this is a day you won’t want to miss. This event raises money for many charities all over San Diego. To buy your tickets now, go to www.thecountryfriends.org. Featured here from last year’s big day is fashion designer Janice Jaraicie and Dana Irfani, both local residents of Rancho Santa Fe. If you would like to contact Machel for an event you would like to share, please e-mail her at machel.penn@yahoo.com

Gal pals Jill Sorge and Lori West at the Del Mar Turf Club on Aug. 6.Courtesy photo


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ride on the Maid of the Mist can offer. The first Maid, built in 1846, was a steam-powered sidewheeler with smokestacks. The first “modern” Maid, known as Maid of the Mist I, was built in 1955 of steel, was 66 feet long and featured a 200 horsepower engine. Today’s Maid VI and VII are 80 feet long, have 350 horsepower engines and carry up to 600 passengers. This time, tennis shoes have replaced patent leather pumps, and blue plastic ponchos have replaced the heavy yellow slickers visitors wore in the 1950s. I was skeptical that these ponchos could really keep us dry because they are so flimsy, but surprisingly, they did a fairly decent job. The Maid’s 30-minute ride first takes visitors past the very scenic and powerful American Falls, which drop 182 feet onto a rocky slope on the New York side of the river. I was told that, a few years ago, these falls were actually “turned off” so engineers could reinforce the walls to help slow the erosion. As we passed the falls, like so many others, we had our cameras out, snapping away. But as we neared the

Lee, “If people want to work, good for them. I would if I could....” — Odd Files has been among those taunting the Scottish over the years for their culinary devotion to haggis (sheep’s stomach, boiled, with liver, heart or lung, accompanied by oatmeal, suet, onions and various “spices”), but the Edinburgh chocolatier Nadia Ellingham recently answered — with “haggis chocolates,” which are thankfully meat-free but contain the familiar haggis spices. — More Bad Multitaskers: Driver Bryan Parslow, 19, injured himself and three passengers when he crashed into a tree near Wheatland, N.Y., in May. He was playing “hold your breath” with the others and passed out. And in July, Lora Hunt, 49, was sentenced to 18 months in jail in the crash that killed a woman on a motorcycle in Lake County, Ill., in 2009. Hunt was so preoccupied painting her nails (polish was splashed all over the car’s interior) that she never even moved to apply the brakes before the collision. On the other hand, Amanda McBride, 29, is such an excellent multitasker that she was able to drive herself to the hospital in Bemidji, Minn., in May while giving birth. (Her husband was in the front seat but, seizureprone, he does not drive.) The child emerged just as Amanda pulled into the hospital parking lot. “(H)e just slid out,” she said. “It really wasn’t bad at all.” — One of the more famous cultural landmarks in Britain’s South Tyneside is an 1890 toilet, “Westoe Netty,” commemorated in a 1972 painting and which remained on display at the



13, June 20 and June 27. The 2011 theme for the San Diego County Fair has yet to be chosen. For more information, visit www.sdfair.com.

Grauer School award ENCINITAS — Dana Abplanalp-Diggs, principal at The Grauer School, announced the school has been awarded membership in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, Association Schools Project Network for the promotion of quality education. ASPnet schools are considered “centers for innovation” and make a commitment to conduct pilot projects to reinforce the humanistic, cultural and international dimension of education.

New spa director RANCHO SANTA FE — Jim Croghan has been named the director of spa and recreation at The Grand Del Mar, overseeing programming, budgeting and operations at the resort’s 21,000-square-foot


VICTORIAL PARK Queen Victoria Park is the jewel of Niagara Falls, Ontario, with its plethora of native and international seasonal plants and flowers. Here Carlsbad residents Katie Barnhart and son, Jordan, explore the water lily pond and look for koi, the large, colorful Japanese carp that delight visitors. Photo by Jerry Ondash

larger, 187-foot-high Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, we stowed our cameras. The winds were ferocious and the water needled us at a nearhorizontal angle. We clung tightly to our 3-and-a-halfyear-old grandsons, who weren’t quite sure what to make of it. It’s difficult to describe the fury of the falls unless you’re there, but you can get a glimpse of the experience with the video at www.maidofthemist.com/en/ . As for the town of Niagara Falls, two words: tourist

trap. Our grandsons were in heaven. There was junk and kitsch at every turn — like the Styrofoam swords they couldn’t live without. I passed on the $1 postcards and $5 and $6 ice cream cones. We picked the wrong restaurant for dinner. It was pricey and the service was poor, but we did find a reasonable breakfast buffet the next morning. Another pity: the presence of the too-large, too-high Fallsview Casino Resort which sits too close to the river gorge and falls. Fortunately, there is

luxury spa, as well as spear- It can be found at Ralphs, heading select fitness and Albertsons, Henry’s, and Jimbo’s. For more informarecreational programs. tion on Mayesa products and Cook joins Hospice retail locations, visit CARLSBAD — Kathryn www.Mayesa.com. Cook has been appointed director of business develop- Free sub days SAN MARCOS — A new ment at Hospice of the North Coast. Cook, a residential Jersey Mike’s Sub Store has care for the elderly adminis- opened at 595 Grand Ave. To trator, is responsible for coor- celebrate, store owner Steven dinating and conducting com- Leonard will hold a five-day munity outreach, education fundraiser through Aug. 29 to celebrate, on behalf of Canand related efforts. Prior to joining HNC, she cer for College. Customers served as director of the can get a free sub with a Memory Care Center at Gar- coupon and a $1 donation to den Park Villas and is a long- the charity. time volunteer for the Board members Alzheimer’s Association. CARLSBAD — Local entrepreneurs The Carlsbad Charitable FounCOAST CITIES — dation has named Ernie Bray Encinitas resident Jane and Joseph Bear as new board Adolph is one of three women members 2010. who have developed Mayesa, Founded in 2007, a new drink made from organ- The Carlsbad Charitable Founic cacao, the purest form of dation, an affiliate of The San chocolate. The cacao is blend- Diego Foundation, helps identied with hemp protein, rice fy and meet the emerging and select spices. Mayesa pro- needs of the Carlsbad commuvides fiber, calcium, potassi- nity by encouraging and um, vitamin D and antioxi- increasing responsible and dants and is dairy-free, lac- effective philanthropy by and tose-free, gluten-free, has no for the benefit of all who live, cholesterol and no trans fats. work and play in Carlsbad.

Tone Reeinspire, $100. You might not like the way toners feel, so check comfort before women noticed the same buying. effects with the Reebok Easy-



Spilling the beans on coffee

Looking for a break from your usual coffee? The Kenyan and Sumatran brews CR recently tested are not your average supermarket blend. To use wine-speak,

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Kenyan coffee is generally fruity and brightly acidic; Sumatran coffee has subtle, sweet flavors and aromas such as those of caramel or pastries, combined with a fresh potting-soil scent. (That’s actually a good thing.) After sipping from more than 400 cups of coffee made from whole beans and served piping hot in heated china cups, CR’s expert tasters found one Excellent and two Very Good Kenyan brews. All have complex flavors and are tasty enough without milk or sugar. The top-rated Allegro Kenya Grand Cru is a cup to savor, with a well-balanced flavor that combines slight bitterness with citrus aromas. The Very Good Green Moun-

KEEPING DRY Visitors from around the world decked out in plastic ponchos take photos of the American Falls from the deck of the Maid of the Mist VII. When the boat approaches Horseshoe Falls, most tourists put away their cameras because the wind and water are too furious. Photo by Jerry Ondash

the splendidly green and flowering Queen Victoria Park to counterbalance this faux pas. The beautifully maintained park, which runs parallel to the river, offers mammoth shade trees, a rock garden, a large tea rose garden, colorful ground cover, a koi pond

topped with lily pads and acres of green lawn. It all made me a bit nostalgic for patent leather shoes.

Hybrid program

paintings. OTB built a super kitchen in Paarl, South Africa and one in Port-de-Paix, Haiti to feed 8,000 people a day. Next will be Tijuana, Mexico. The facilities distribute hot meals to orphanages, schools, clinics, churches and other incountry organizations in need.

OCEANSIDE — MiraCosta College’s Hybrid Vehicle Technician Program has received the competitive 2010 South West Regional Exemplary Program Award from the National Council for Continuing Education & Training. MiraCosta’s Hybrid Vehicle Technician Program is open to students who have previous automotive technology training or experience. For more information on the Vehicle Technician Training Program, contact Joseph King at josephking@miracosta.edu or call (760) 795-6876.

Outside the bowl CARLSBAD — Plein air painter Scott W. Prior has donated 16 original paintings to Outside the Bowl, a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating world hunger. Sept. 23, Prior will host a “heART for hope” event at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, 6400 Surfside Lane. Admission is free, but reservations are required at https:// event.attendstar.com/viewevent/heart-for-hope-carlsbad/. Reserving a spot enters you to win one of Prior’s tain Kenyan Highland Cooperatives and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Kenya AA have a milder aroma and are notably fruity. All of the Sumatran coffees were rated Good by CR’s pros, who called them “earthy” (think potato skins) and a little fruity. Adding cream or milk and sugar can help mask small flaws such as excessive bitterness. Green Mountain scored relatively high in both categories; Starbucks, relatively low. Most of the coffees are sold in coffee houses, healthfood stores, or online, rather than in supermarkets; and most come in a 1-pound package. Kenyan coffee tended to

E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash@coastnewsgroup.com.

Help for homeless ENCINITAS — Photocharity, a charity supported by St. Tropez Bakery and Bistro, is hosting tours and a presentation about the problem of homeless teens in San Diego at The Storefront Shelter for Teens in Hillcrest at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 30. Photocharity funds the following programs and services for the shelter; daily breakfast meals, an independent living skills instructor, an art therapist, a music program instructor, an outreach program, an anger management counselor, shelter maintenance, linen service and transportation to and from school. For more information or to RSVP, contact Joanie Ewing at (619) 992-6427 or at Joanie@photocharity. org. cost more than Sumatran. Overall, prices range from about $11 to $17 per pound, or 24 cents to 67 cents per 6ounce cup, though the per-cup price varies with the amount of coffee used. Price didn’t predict quality: Two of the lower-rated Kenyan coffees cost a hefty $16.99 per pound. Bottom line. Taste both types to see whether you like their distinct flavors. Best of all are the top three Kenyan coffees. For a Sumatran brew, consider Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Sumatra Mandheling, which costs less than most others. Visit the Consumer Reports Web site at www.consumerreports.org.




as usual. Or pre-treat with an enzyme laundry detergent such as Biz, Wisk or Era. Lisa from Indiana shared the following stain spray recipe and two other stain-fighting options. — 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol — 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide — 1/4 cup clear Dawn — 1/4 cup water Pour ingredients in spray bottle and shake. It really works. If it doesn’t work, rub the stain with a bar of Fels Naptha soap or soak in 1/2 cup powdered Cascade and 1/2 cup Clorox 2 in a big bucket of hot water and let soak overnight, and then launder as usual. Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www.frugalvillage.com), a Web site that offers practical, moneysaving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or e-mail sara@frugalvillage.com.



on homes if owners do not pay for the process. Scott said some owners may be upset about getting a notice, especially if they have never received one before. “They don’t feel that they should receive a notice because their plants are beautiful and they like the seclusion,” he said. Owners can appeal to City Council, but that decision is final. Mayor Richard Earnest said the goal is not to be heavy-handed. “It’s to try to be logical (and) sensitive to the situation, but to get the job done ultimately for the safety of the community,” he said. “It is a change from what we’ve done historically and we all know that our city rebels against any change,” he said. “I think this is one that is organized.” “If we have a couple of abatement actions per year in Del Mar I think that will help solve a serious but rare problem,” Councilman Don Mosier said. Overgrown vegetation is defined as grass or weeds more than 6 feet high; dense shrubs with dead leaves or undergrowth; trees with dead leaves, limbs or branches; small diameter branches within 10 feet of a roof or chimney outlet; and tree branches that overhang streets and impede fire truck access. Encinitas, Oceanside and Rancho Santa Fe have annual programs, while Solana Beach and Carlsbad have seasonal ones. Scott said he will be recommending an annual contract for Solana Beach next month. Ten cities in San Diego have the same contract with Fire Prevention Services, and all have had positive results, Scott said. Despite low participation, Del Mar will continue to offer its Prune in June program, which allows residents to order and use a Dumpster for free to clear vegetation. To administer the new abatement program, council also introduced an amendment that will align the Del Mar municipal code with state requirements and allow the city to declare weeds and overgrown brush as a fire hazard and remove that hazard. “We were made aware with the Witch Creek Fire that we’re vulnerable,” Councilman Carl Hilliard said.“We have to do what we can do to protect the city and reduce the vulnerability.”



founded Free Flight, a nonprofit organization for rescued birds and for helping endangered species. Stonebreaker and his wife had three children — Kristin, Kelli and Ryan. Brugos asks that anyone with information call his office at (858) 974-2321. Be our fan on Go to thecoastnews.com and click link



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Music school focuses on later-in-life learners By Alyx Sariol

Learning to play an instrument later in life may seem like a daunting task to most, but Carlsbad’s newest music school and its teachers are here to prove that it isn’t impossible. The Renaissance Institute of Music offers lessons, ensembles and encouragement to beginning and returning adult musicians looking to learn their way around a string instrument. “We have a real empathy for adult learners,” owner Kim Stephens-Doll said. “To be like a little child again at something is hard — it can be very stressful.” Stephens-Doll and her husband, Bob, opened the school to make a professional music education accessible to an older generation. They bring together rental instruments, class space and established teachers to provide a unique and supportive learning experience. “We use the Mark O’Connor method,” StephensDoll said. “It’s all American music and it incorporates a lot of improvisation. It’s not a talent — it’s a skill; anyone can learn how to play.” She strives to provide the students with top-notch instructors who are also established performers. In



myositis, or JM. If they win the Pepsi Refresh campaign, the grant will benefit more than 20 children in San Diego suffering with the disease including Parker Hume, 12, of Encinitas. San Diego has a higher incidence of the autoimmune disease than most places in the United States. One theory is that it is due to the abundance of sunshine. Despite boasting world-class medical facilities, there are no doctors or local research and development in the area working to fight the disease. It is estimated that only three in a million children have this disease, which equates to roughly 5,000 children in the U.S. More than 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. “Even though JM is life-threatening and permanently debilitating, it will not



medication. If he is under a great deal of stress at work or in his private life, he may wish to address that issue as well.

her own learning experience, she found that those with a balance of both skills are better able to understand the needs of adult musicians. “Our focus is on excellent teaching and adults having fun making music togeth-

er,” she said. The institute’s students are given a number of opportunities to grow as a musician as they master the basics of their chosen instrument. While they learn through private lessons, they are also

encouraged to join weekly ensembles and performance groups. The school’s rehearsal spaces are also available for practice sessions during business hours. “It repays you the amount that you put in,” she

said. “It’s nice teaching adults because they understand that need for persistence to get good.” Stephens-Doll launched the school after years of struggling to find someone who could teach her. She recalls many teachers who weren’t sure how to handle an older student. Now that she’s retired from her career as a schoolteacher, she’s using her challenging experience to help others in a similar situation. “If people have access to good teaching, they can learn,” she said. “I’m living proof.” As picking up a new instrument is a huge commitment, Stephens-Doll offers free introductory lessons on the violin and viola to those who are curious. She encourages anyone with an interest to stop by and try it out. “What grabs you is a particular sound that you want to make,” she said. “When that’s what you want to do, it makes the time investment well worth it.” The Renaissance Institute of Music is located in Carlsbad’s Village Faire plaza, 300 Carlsbad Village Drive. For more information about the classes and methods used at the school, visit www.riom-sd.com.

attract attention of pharmaceutical companies because they are not going to make money off of 5,000 kids,” said Parker’s mom, Shari Hume. Hume added that when her son was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 4, she couldn’t find any local resources, not even a book. She scoured the Internet looking for help and met Harriet Bollar, a Vista resident whose granddaughter was also suffering from the disease. “We thought we could be the catalyst for a cure so together we co-founded Cure JM in 2003,” Hume said. “Our mission is to raise awareness about the disease, to generate money for research and a cure, and to provide families with emotional support.” To date, Cure JM has raised more than $2.5 million through grassroots fundraisers all over the country. The money has helped

fund two JM research centers, one at Chicago Children’s Memorial Research Center and the other at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Cure JM has also funded the first book about the disease titled, “Myositis and You,” which was written by more than 100 doctors. “It’s called juvenile myositis because you are a kid when it starts,” she said. “Adults represent some of the worst cases because they didn’t have the resources as kids we have now.” Consequently, finding a cure for JM will hopefully thwart the progression of the disease into adulthood. Hume said that Parker was normal until the age of 4 when he began having trouble walking, standing and climbing stairs. The disease progressed to the point where he couldn’t walk at all because of weakness in the

proximal muscles around the stomach, legs and neck. In addition, Parker had 100 calcium deposits on his stomach, chest, arms and legs. “The body goes haywire and attacks itself in the skin and muscles,” Hume said. “The disease is so rare that it was six months before Parker was diagnosed. We felt powerless the first year.” Researchers believe the disease is due to a genetic predisposition, which can be activated by a virus or environmental factors. Parker has fared better than most kids because of access to state-of-the-art medical care. He has spent more than 500 days in the hospital and undergone years of chemotherapy. “After eight years he’s been able to stop medication,” Hume said. Although he tires easily due to permanent muscle damage, Parker has compen-

sated in other ways. “Parker’s a comic and won an award in his class for the funniest kid,” Hume said. “He’s also good at acting.” The local community has rallied behind Parker through fundraisers hosted by St. John’s School, where Parker will be entering seventh grade in the fall, and the Encinitas Little League. Hume says it’s critical that people vote. Currently Cure JM is neck-and-neck in the Pepsi Refresh competition with the Screamfest Horror Film Festival. “It’s scary, but more people could vote for horror films than helping sick children,” Hume said. “Every penny will go to research and education; nothing to salaries and a building,” Hume said. “We are all volunteers juggling other jobs and caring for children.” For more information, visit www.curejm.org.

band has been taking Simply Sleep by Tylenol nightly for more than a year. I feel it is harmful to the body. There’s no warning on the label that states it causes liver damage, but other sleep aids have the warning.

Dear Reader: Simply Sleep is an antihistamine that contains diphenhydramine, a common ingredient in several sleep aids. It was designed for occasional sleeplessness and difficulties falling asleep. I agree with your view and don’t believe it is meant to

be taken every night. Nonetheless, I don’t know his complete medical history, whether he eats properly, exercises, is under stress, or works a swing shift. Many factors can come into play here. Your husband should speak with his physician for

an opinion on the matter

— Face Tattoos Still a Handicap for Criminals: Royce Spottedbird Jr., 23, apparently once thought it cool to have his name tattooed on his neck. However, when he was pulled over in a routine traffic stop in April in Butte, Mont., and feared a warrant might be out on him, he gave the officer a bogus name. When he could not explain what “Royce

Spottedbird Jr.” was doing on his neck, he was detained for obstruction of justice and eventually pleaded guilty. (And he was wrong about the warrant.) — Americans continue to agonize over government “giveaways,” but as Odd Files has noted several times, somehow federal farm subsidies continue unabated — even though much of the

money no longer goes to cuddly “family farms” but to rich urban industrialists who hardly know a plow from a sow. In the latest accounting from Environmental Working Group records, the weekly New York Press revealed such “agrarian” handoutseekers as Manhattan billionaires Leonard Lauder and David Rockefeller — and

Rockefeller’s son Mark. (In fact, for 10 years now, the federal government has handed Mark $54,500 a year not to grow anything on his 5,000 acres in Idaho. According to the Press, Mark never intended to, in that he only bought the land because it was adjacent to the upscale, socialite-hangout South Fork fly-fishing lodge he runs next door.)

PLAY ON Owner Kim Stephens-Doll performs a free weekly concert in the Village Faire courtyard, introducing the plaza to what the Renaissance Institute of Music is all about. Photo by Alyx Sariol

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Beamish Museum. In March, it was relocated within the building because, as Odd Files has reported about other museum-display toilets, a visitor could not resist using it. The toilet will be moved to a nonpublic part of the building and be hooked up to public plumbing.

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from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Fee is just $10. Call (858) 586-9463 for more information. — 3rd Corner in Encinitas hosts the favorite Paso Robles Justin Winery for a four-course dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31. Includes the great latest-release blends: Isosceles, Justification and Obtuse. The cost is $70 per person. RSVP at (760) 9422104. — WineSellar & Brasserie presents a special yacht party “Sunset Wine & Cheese Harbor Cruise” from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29. Limited guests. Total price



is $99. Call Amos at (858) 688-1063 for details. — The next “Drink Yourself Blind” wine tasting competition at Bacchus Wine Market in the Gaslamp District downtown San Diego is from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3. They brown bag eight wines. Prizes for those that are correct on four or more. Cost is $15. Call (619) 236-0005 for details. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at www.tasteofwinetv.com. (Average Google certified 900 visits per day) He is one of the top five wine commentators on the Web. Reach him at mangiompc@aol.com.

to the swimming pool?” another optimist asked. There is usually one who steps out the classroom door into the library and is suddenly, completely lost. I am always happy to leap to the rescue and usually make a solid friend in the bargain. Now they are wide-eyed tots, but as quickly as you can blink, they will be reading, writing and a half a head taller. And unless you wish to bring swift and sure wrath upon your head, never call them “Baby.”

ready for all the juicy knowledge thrown their way. And the background music for all this energy is a host of hilarious thoughts, statements and confessions the average 5-year-old will unfailingly offer. “My mom said she would definitely come and get me today, so I don’t have to sleep here,” one confident soul noted. “At home, my mom and dad let me have all the candy I want, all the time,” the Jean Gillette is a freelance writer wishful thinker will toss out. already in love with the next generation. Contact her at jgillette@coastIt’s always worth a shot. “When do we get to go newsgroup.com.



money go toward the area’s railways. Residents had two more opportunities to provide public comment before Caltrans launches its final environmental impact report review.



he said. “We train people to ride safely.” He said the average club ride is about 50 miles and can include several different law enforcement jurisdictions. “I tell them, if you see something, write it,” Borer said. “Get our attention.” Newbury said the vehicle code states that if a bicycle rider can maintain the



who are on probation living in the area.” “My favorite part of the job is getting the citizens to feel comfortable working with us (Sheriff’s Department) so that they feel safe,” Sarro said. “It’s that kind of impact on the community that I look forward to.” The council is also looking forward to working with Sarro. “I think it’s vitally important that we have open lines of communications between what their issues are and ours,” said Councilman Jerome Stocks. According to Mayor Dan Dalager, Encinitas is the safest city in the county. He gives a lot of

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A meeting was held on Aug. 24 in Solana Beach and one is set in Oceanside on Sept. 9. To find out more about the proposed I-5 expansion project and the draft environmental impact report, visit keepsandiegomoving.com and select “I-5 Corridor.”

speed of traffic, they are allowed to ride in traffic lanes. Once the speed goes up, say to 45 mph, they are supposed to yield, move to the right and let traffic pass, he said. “You need to understand the rules of the roads,” he said. “Once they start bogging down traffic, it becomes an issue. We are not trying to ruin your day, we are trying to keep you alive. That is our job.” the credit for that statistic to community policing efforts. “We’re really lucky to have the great relationship with the Sheriff’s Department that we do,” Dalager said. “I look forward to getting to know and working with the new captain,” Stocks said. “I’ve heard very good things about her.” Sarro, a North County native, said she feels a sense of home in her new location. “I like the fact that I’m contributing and giving back to my community,” she said. “My roots are here.” Deputy Mayor Maggie Houlihan said she spoke with the new captain about the issue of drugs in the community. “She comes with excellent credentials and appears to be have a very approachable, no-nonsense, can-do attitude,” Houlihan said. “I’m looking forward to a very productive relationship in keeping Encinitas residents of all ages safe.”


is your take on the local craft beer scene? LD: I think the craft beer scene here is brilliant. I am literally in beer heaven here. I am consistently blown away by the marvelous offerings of breweries like Lost Abbey, Alesmith, and Ballast Point. I also love Pizza Port, Green Flash and Stone. LTP: You have obviously paired a lot of food and beer. Can you run through an



explorer Matthew Henson. “My father was for people who were good,” McDonald said. “He understood prejudice himself as an Irishman.” Eugene McDonald was also an alcoholic. So was his wife and Marianne McDonald’s mother, Inez, who went through the Scripps McDonald program herself and lived to 90.



Mar City Council, also served as mayor three times. This is the second consecutive election during which two incumbents did not seek re-election in the county’s smallest city. Lee Haydu,Terry Sinott and Jim Tucker are vying for the two open seats. The Del Mar Union School District board of trustees will also reconvene this fall with at least two new members. Annette Easton and Katherine White are not seeking re-election. “For me the decision not to run again this year was an easy one as it was, in fact,

example of a multi-course meal and describe the beer pairing with each dish? LD: Given the season, start with a gazpacho or a light summer salad with grapefruit wedges and light citrus vinaigrette pair beautifully with a Saison such as Goose Island Sophie. For a main course a Maple Glazed Salmon, paired with a delicious Ommegang Abbey Ale. For dessert go with a Dark Chocolate Lava Cake with Raspberry Coulis paired with a big, rich stout like yummy Green Flash Double

Stout. If you like coffee with ward to working with him in your dessert, skip it and try the future on more pairings. the Nils Oscar Coffee Stout. It’s amazing. Per Laurie’s suggestion, I recently paired a Humboldt LTP: Have you worked brown ale with pulled pork with Chef Ryan at the Lum- sandwich and sweet potato beryard Tavern to develop fries at the Lumberyard Tavbeer pairings with menu ern. Consider me a convert. items? Follow Laurie and her LD: So far, I have been blog at http://100beers pairing our specials on Thurs- 30days.wordpress.com/ days, Fridays and Saturdays with both a wine and beer to David Boylan is the founder of give our customers a range. Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas Ryan and I have definitely based integrated marketing agency. discussed working together He can be reached at on menu items, so I look for- david@artichoke-creative.com.

Of Marianne McDonald’s six children, four were substance abusers. Her daughter Kirstie, died at the age of 15. “About to enter the center, Kirstie made a fatal choice while high on LSD,” Dr. McDonald said. “She played with a loaded gun and lost.” The disease spread to another generation, touching two of McDonald’s grandchildren. “It is a wonderful thing to know one is neither alone,

nor helpless,” she said. “The McDonald Center has helped several of my children and I am happy to say that aside from Kirstie, they are success stories. They now lead good sober lives and are dedicated to helping others to pay back the debt of their own lives that were saved by the center.” McDonald said she asked for her $3 million back from Scripps to build another facility but was told it was gone. Like so many San Diegans,

she adds that her own fortune has diminished due to the recession and poor decisions by investment managers. At this point, the only hope to save the McDonald Center is for San Diegans to step forward and help. Dr. McDonald is calling on the community to share their ideas for saving the center by contacting her directly at mmcdonald@ucsd.edu or contacting Sandra Boller, director,The McDonald Center, at weeshii@hotmail.com.

made four years ago,” said Easton, who was first elected in 2002. “When I ran in 2006 I promised my family that two terms would be it.” White said as a single mother of three, she “put a lot of things on hold” during her one term on the board. “I know there are a lot of things to tackle and the state budget is making it difficult for schools,” White said. “It’s not that I’m not interested or committed, but I want to focus more on my kids for a while.” Steve McDowell is seeking a second term on the board. In 2008, McDowell, Easton and White voted to buy out the contract of thenSuperintendent Tom Bishop, a

move that cost the district about $300,000. Earlier this year, Easton, White and Doug Perkins voted to fire Superintendent Sharon McClain “with cause,” which meant she would not receive further pay or benefits. McClain has filed a lawsuit against the district. McDowell abstained from voting on the McClain issue. He did not respond to a request asking why. McDowell, Kristin Gibson, Jason Maletic, Doug Rafner and Scott Wooden are seeking to fill the three available seats. Mayor Tom Campbell and Councilman Mike Nichols were the only candidates who

submitted papers for the two available seats on the Solana Beach City Council.This is the second consecutive election in the county’s second smallest city during which only the incumbents are running. During a special meeting Aug. 18, council members voted, as they did in 2008, to cancel the local election because there are no ballot measures. The move will save the city an estimated $10,000. In the Solana Beach School District, incumbents Jeff Busby, Vicki King and Debra Schade were the only candidates who filed papers to fill the three available seats on that board.



Highway 101. “Visitors are now discovering the north and south end of town rather than clustering around the center of the venue at the Encinitas Smog Station,” he said. “The most popular comment I get is, ‘I’m driving in a postcard,’ when people are driving along the coast (to get to the event),” Jones said. More than 200 vintage vehicles were on display, including a $400,000 Packard that is one of five of its kind ever made. The final Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Night will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 1950 BUICK Admirers gather around Larry Eddington’s 1950 Buick during the classic car cruise nights Aug 19. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker Sept. 16.



will be removed east of the bridge on Coast Highway 101 and a sand trap will be sculpted into the river bottom. The existing channel will be filled with sand and the inlet channel will be relocated further north. About every 18 months, the channel is expected to close naturally, so it will be relocated each time. The sand trap will also be dredged periodically when it fills with sand. As the project team

completes the restoration, the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority is working to finish the coastal sections of the Coast to Crest Trail, a 55-mile multiuse path from Volcan Mountain in Julian to the beach in Del Mar. “The trail system was put in to bring the public in, but if it’s put in wrong, it can hurt the project,” Executive Director Dick Bobertz said. “It’s close enough for people to appreciate the habitat, but not so close that it affects it.” Bobertz said most of the work on the trail east of I-5 is going as planned. It’s the

“reach-the-beach” segment that is causing problems. “This is the one we haven’t figured out yet,” he said.“We have funding to figure it out, and we’re going to study the heck out of it. But several constraints are prohibiting the extension.” Bobertz said he is open to any and all ideas. He also described the restoration as “a project of a lifetime for anyone involved in environmental projects.” “What an incredible attribute to turn over to a community,” he said. The wetland restoration is funded and managed by

Southern California Edison to offset the negative impacts of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Quarterly beach monitoring at seven stations is required. The project must meet performance standards for the operating life of San Onofre, which is currently 40 years. Kay said the monitoring frequency could be reduced if negative impacts are not found. Kay said completing the restoration is somewhat bittersweet. “The team has had so much fun on this project,” he said. “It’s the best-kept secret at Edison.”

Garden Club will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 3, Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Speaker Mo Price, a docent at San Diego Botanic Garden, will discuss Australian plants. E-mail carlsbadgardenclub@hotmail.com or call (760) 271-6069 to learn more. BIRD CALLS The Vista Garden Club will meet at noon Sept. 3, Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Master Gardener Marcia Van Loy will present a program on attracting birds. Call Kate O’Brien at (760) 726-8737 for more details.


“It is the goal of the staff Congressional Cigar Association to build congenial relationships among House and Senate staff of both parties, and to reclaim civility in political discussion,” the letter stated. “Clearly Ms. Busby is playing politics a few months before an election,” Fritz

Chaleff, Bilbray’s communications director, said in response to the Aug.12 press conference. “If she had done her homework and checked with the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, she would realize nothing wrong has been done,” Chaleff said.

highly sought nationwide. She completed a three-year, seven-step process to the wind farm operation. More earn the award. energy available for consumers, of course. It was pre- One-liners dicted here at the time that a San Dieguito Heritage rate increase would soon fol- Museum is seeking good and low although SDG&E made bad info on lima beans in no mention at the time. Now preparation for its Lima the utility company sez it Bean Cook-off and Fair Sept. needs a 7 percent increase. It 24 to Sept. 26 ... North gives as reasons higher insur- County cities are posting ance costs and more cus- their salaries on websites ... tomers. Surfside City has contracted for an outside firm to inspect Signal honor lots that may be weed-covTali Rappaport, a third- ered ... Solbeach has availgeneration Girl Scout in able for review a revised Rancho Santa Fe, has Land Lease/Recreation Fee received the Girl Scout Gold Study until Oct. 4 ... Five canAward, a prestigious honor didates are in the running for

two council seats in O’side ... Next summer’s County Fair will run June 10 thru July 4 and cars will be the theme ... Former longtime MiraCosta College trustee Jean Moreno sez Reform MiraCosta, a watchdog group, is opposing trustee Donald McKinney ... Persistent talk that Oak Tree racing in the fall will be moving to the Surfside course in the near future.

two single-family residences in Old Encinitas; 13 singlefamily and 31 multi-family units in Oceanside; and a triplex as well as an entire 47unit apartment complex north of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon next to the freeway in Carlsbad. “There may be some difficulty finding adequate relocation resources,” for the residents of that complex, the report notes, and “it is unlikely that current residents would be able to relocate in Carlsbad” and afford the rent. We could do nothing at all, which is actually one of the four alternatives, the so-called no-build. But sign me up with those who say let’s not disrupt cohesive communities or squander an opportunity to exercise our imagination and build a transportation infrastructure not so dependent on pavement.

Call me a dreamer, but is anyone else aboard for a magic carpet train ride down the middle of the 5 from Oceanside to Santa Fe Station, the Coaster notwithstanding?



game tournament for teens at 4 p.m. Sept. 2, Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive. Contestants in grades 6 through 12 will battle for victory in the game “Super Smash Bros. Brawl.” Contestants must sign up with the library, or at www.facebook.com/encinitas teens. Call (760) 753-7376 for more details.




answers, transparency and accountability.” In a 2009 letter to the Committee on House Administration, Bilbray described the cigar group as a “bipartisan, bicameral staff association.”




no yards to look up from, for they’ll be losing their homes altogether. Caltrans (and the two other project sponsors, the San Diego Association of Governments and the Federal Highway Administration) call these losses “displacements.” One of the four plans — the so-called 10+4 with Barrier at an estimated cost of $4.3 billion — includes a feature that puts a 10-foot-high concrete barrier between carpool lanes and general-purpose ones from just north of Del Mar Heights Road to just south of the 78. Praise be the plan, too, for a lane designated solely for buses. Anyway, this alternative would wipe out six condominiums in the Eden Gardens community of Solana Beach;



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Art Gallery will present “Portraits from the Golden Age DAR MEETING The Rancho of Jazz: Photographs by William Buena Vista Chapter of DAR P. Gottlieb (1917-2006)” will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 4, through Aug. 29, William D. Shadowridge Country Club, Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. City Library complex, 1775 Cheryl Ranes will discuss quiltDove Lane.This is an exhibition ing for Rebels and Yankees. For of 71 photographs of the great reservations, call (760) 743- GOLDEN AGE The city of jazz artists of the 1930s and 3660 or e-mail info@rbvdar.org. Carlsbad’s William D. Cannon 1940s. Call (760) 602-2021 or Sept. 9, 2020 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad. Reservations are required. The cost is $150 per person applicable to first time members only. For more details, call (760) 929-9503.


visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts to learn more. MYTHOLOGICAL The Civic Center Gallery will show the exhibit “Color, Nature, and Myth,” paintings by Sheryl Tempchin and Donna Butnik, through Aug. 30, Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave.

SEPT. 8 HIGH HOLIDAYS Temple Etz Rimon Reform Synagogue will hold High Holiday Services beginning with Rosh Hashanah at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and at 10 a.m.

Hasta la Vista Bill Arballo is a retired, highly opinionated columnist in the Flower Capital of the Universe and is the father of Councilwoman Teresa Barth. E-mail barballo@coastnewsgroup.com.

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Ex-Marine sentenced to death By Wehtahnah Tucker

Almost five years after the brutal murder of Carolyn Rebecca Neville, her killer was sentenced to death Aug. 19 in a Vista courtroom. A North County man received the harshest punishment allowable for the 2005 murder of a Vista woman who interrupted a robbery in her home. Derlyn Ray Threats, 29, has maintained he was not the one who murdered Neville at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2005. Threats, his supporters and his attorneys argued the real killer was one of Threats’ friends.Threats did not testify in his two-monthlong murder trial. But neither jury nor judge was convinced that Threats was not solely responsible for the crime. Palpable tension rose as Superior Court Judge K. Michael Kirkman called the “unmerciful and repeated assaults” on Carolyn Rebecca Neville “the most aggravated, callous torture of a victim this court has ever seen.” The 24-year-old mother was stabbed more than 70 times with one of the final blows coming from garden shears the killer took from her garage. She had just returned home from a visit to her son’s kindergarten class. Last fall, a North County jury of eight men and four women recommended the death penalty after finding Threats guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and burglary. It’s not the first time Threats has been convicted of a crime. In 2003, while he was an active-duty Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton, then-Sgt.Threats was convicted in a military court of stealing a gun and bullets from an armory. He served time in the base brig before leaving the military. In 1996, as a teenager, Threats took part in an armed robbery of a fast food restaurant in Vista. Carolyn Rebecca Neville was a college student and a waitress at Shadowridge Country Club. The deadly attack came more than a year after her wedding to husband Stephen Neville who was at work when his wife was murdered in their Vista home. Stephen Neville addressed the court during the sentencing hearing. He said he believed Threats deserved the death penalty. He focused directly on Threats who turned away closing his eyes as Neville spoke. “You have made me into a hard, calloused and unsympathetic individual,” TURN TO DEATH ON B11

Ranch woman inducted into tennis Hall of Fame By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Patricia Canning Todd is set to be inducted into the San Diego Tennis Club’s Hall of Fame at 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the at Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego. A longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident and a fixture at the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club, she said she is humbled by the honor and looks forward to attending the ceremony escorted by her son and daughter-in-law, Whitney and Elizabeth Todd. Todd, 88, is a local treasure who has been active at the tennis club for at least 45 years — longer than many of the club’s members have been alive. She said she stopped playing tennis about five years ago, but still comes to the club every day, where she pulls her chair into a strategic position that is perfect for “seeing people coming and going,” she said. “I’m not one to sit at home,” she said. “I don’t care too much about reading. I like to be with people, so they put up with me here.” Tennis club members are glad to “put up” with her. They stop to visit and joke with her as they pass. She follows all the major tournaments, and knows all the pro players and their statistics. Born in San Francisco in 1922, Todd started playing tennis at age 8 when she picked up a tennis racquet for the first time. “My parents played golf,” she said. Next to the golf course in Alameda, there were public tennis courts. “I just hit the ball,” she said. “I knew I wanted to do the world (turn professional) at 10.” She said that 10 is not a particularly young age to discover talent. “All the best players are good at that age,” she said. Also at the age of 10 she was given an honorary membership into the Berkley Tennis Club, where she got noticed and was then sent on the Vancouver/Portland/Tacoma/ Seattle circuit where she played and won against much older girls. Todd won in every division she entered — juniors and women’s.

By age 16, she was playing national tournaments on the East Coast and was becoming well-known in tennis circles. She said she never had formal lessons, but she did have one coach named George Hudson. “I think he was our chaperone or something,” she said with a chuckle. In 1946, her family moved to La Jolla where she rose to be one of the top 10 players in the country thanks to William Kellogg, owner of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, who sponsored her in national tournaments. World War II stopped play and Todd did not start playing again until the late 1940s when she went on an international tour to such places as India and Egypt, she said. She remained an amateur her whole career, never accepting money for her efforts, but what was just as good as money to her is that ON THE BALL Longtime Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club member Patricia Todd will be inducted into the San she and her colleagues were Diego Tennis Hall of Fame on Aug. 28. Here she relaxes on a recent afternoon at the tennis club. Photos by treated like royalty, staying Patty McCormac in the best hotels and even some palaces, and being chauffered around in limousines. “We had fun,” she said. “Today they train so hard, they are tired.” She fell in love at 19 and married Richard Todd. She got to know him because he ran the U.S. Open Tennis Tournaments. “I told him that tennis would always come first and you’re second,” she said, quickly adding she had only been kidding and that he knew it. Todd was ranked in the top 10 in the world from 1946 through 1952 (no rankings were issued from 1940 LADIES OF THE WIGHTMAN TEAM Patricia Todd, on the far right, poses with the 1950 Wightman TURN TO TENNIS ON B11

Cup team. From left they are Doris Hart, Louise Brough, Midge VanRyan, Margaret DuPont and Todd.






• Won four Grand Slam championships: one in singles, two in women’s doubles and one in mixed doubles • Won the singles and mixed doubles titles at the South American championships. • Won the U.S. National Indoor Championships.

— Singles and doubles titlist at the Asian Championships and the Championships of India.



Won both the singles and doubles titles at the tournament in Cincinnati in 1951


Local family restaurant becomes setting of Food Network series By Alyx Sariol

CARLSBAD — As children of an Italian immigrant and restaurateur, siblings Joey and Melissa Maggiore grew up playing restaurant — setting menus, playing with saucepans and firing the staff. Now older, wiser and with families of their own, the duo’s childhood antics have FAMILY STYLE Joey, Tomaso and Melissa Maggiore are serving become a reality with a brand things up “Family Style” at their new restaurant, Tommy V’s Urban new restaurant — Tommy V’s Kitchen & Bar, in Carlsbad. Photo by Alyx Sariol

Urban Kitchen & Bar — and a Food Network show to document every step along the way. “Our forte is the restaurant business — we put our blood, sweat and tears into this place,” younger brother Joey said. “The plus side is that we have a reality show.” Film crews followed the pair as they opened the newest Tommy V’s in Carlsbad’s Bressi Ranch

neighborhood for the show, “Family Style.” Cameras were on hand to catch every meltdown, mishap and prank that is bound to occur when working with relatives. “I think the show is really going to show the dynamic of working with family and the everyday stress of working in a restaurant,” Melissa said. “Customers come in but TURN TO RESTAURANT ON B11


AUG. 27, 2010


Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Girls Scouts thriving RANCHO SANTA FE — A new season is about to start for the Solana Ranch Girl Scout Service Unit and, as always, it will be a busy one. The service unit covers both the Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach areas, with more than 60 active Girl Scout troops involving 640 girls.The troops come from 17 different public and private schools in the area and are ably led by more than 11 volunteer leaders for girls ranging from age 5 to 19. Those leaders include Natalie Chaffer, Seanna Montes, Lori Rappaport, Megan Fleming, Julie Lauer, Sue Thatcher, Julie Fredricks and Laura Akers. Upcoming events will include everything from a sing-along to camp events and a MotherDaughter Tea. Leader and Service Unit Manager Chaffer, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, is one of the group’s biggest cheerleaders. “I know that I got into volunteering with the Girl Scouts, because I was a Girl Scout when I was a girl and having two girls of my own

LOVELY LEADERS From left, Solana Ranch Service Unit Team members Zelanne Mullins, Julie Thomas, Natalie Chaffer, Angela Stutts and Cindy Hesse are already planning for next year. Courtesy photo

made me want to make sure that my daughters would have the same great experience that I had growing up in Girl Scouts,” she said. “I first became a leader, then held various positions on the Solana Ranch Service Unit Team and now I am in my second term as Service Unit

Manager. Being a part of the team is like becoming a girl again because all the volunteers on the team are women working on the same goals we did as young girls, helping others to live by the Girl Scout Law and being a friend to one another. I think learning about leadership as a Girl

Scout has led to me to becoming a manager for our 115 Girl Scout troop leaders.” She believes that the scouting organization not only recognizes the girls for their achievement but also takes the time to recognize and thank the women who volunteer for the organization.

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FOR OUR GIRLS Natalie Chaffer, Solana Ranch service unit manager, has continued the tradition of Girl Scouting with her own daughters. Courtesy photo

“I feel that I am modeling leadership for my daughters through this organization by volunteering for positions

that take hard work and I have no doubt that my daughters will be Girl Scout leaders for their daughters,” she said. “We have a great team of 11 women who volunteer their time to help our service unit of 57 Girl Scout Troops run efficiently. Most of us are also troop leaders of our daughter’s troop so we hold at least two volunteer positions in Girl Scouts,” she added. These are dedicated and hardworking women, most of whom are on other committees and belong to other volunteer organizations, Chaffer said. “But their priority is Girl Scouts. We believe in the opportunities for our daughters that Girl Scouts provides and a program that is all about girls and embracing girl power.” The program provides program levels for every age through high school. There is Daisy level for the kindergarten and first grade and Brownies for second grade and third grade. The junior level is for fourth and fifth grade, which leads to the TURN TO THRIVING ON B11


PET WEEK Missy is a 1-year-old, spayed, 8-pound, female, Chihuahua blend. Her adoption fee is $195. Check out her video at www.youtube.com/watch ?v=GNaK4i_7tUE. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-to-date vaccinations and microchip identification. Helen Woodward Animal Center kennels are open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applications accepted

until 5:45 p.m. at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information call (858) 756-4117, option No. 1 or log on to www.animalcenter.org.

Bible study set to begin again at Village Church RANCHO SANTA FE — The Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe will begin another year of Women’s Fellowship Bible Studies at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 8 at 6225 Paseo Delicias. Beginning this fall, Rev. Jack Baca will lead a detailed look at the Gospel according to Luke.

Do you want to know more about Jesus and what he can mean in your own life? What does the Holy Spirit do? What is the relationship between Christians and Jews? What is the meaning of Christian discipleship? What are the economic and political implications of Jesus’ life? Lecture notes and discussion questions will be provided at each class. Contact the church office to register at (858) 756-2441.

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AUG. 27, 2010

New fire chief for Rancho Santa Fe RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District has appointed Tony Michel as its new fire chief. Michel will fill the role being vacated by Chief Nick Pavone, who is retiring. Michel began his career in 1983 as a Cadet Firefighter for the RSFFPD. Since that time, he has worked his way up through the ranks of the Fire District, serving as a student firefighter, firefighter, engineer, captain, deputy fire marshal, CERT program manager, and deputy chief of training. Most recently, Michel served as the RSFFPD’s deputy chief in charge of operations. Along the way, he also earned an AA degree in Fire Science and his California State Chief Officer Certification. He is currently finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Administration through Cogswell College. “I am very honored and excited to be presented with this opportunity,” Michel said. “I am humbled by the confidence the board of directors has shown in me and, while I know the position comes with many challenges, I am looking forward to serving the Fire District in this capacity.” As fire chief, Michel will be responsible for managing the fire protection and life safety resources for the RSFFPD. He will provide recommendations and technical staff assistance to the board of directors as well as serve as the district’s finance officer. Michel’s other duties will include implementing and enforcing the rules and regulations governing the Fire District, continuing the implementation of the district’s Strategic Plan, and coordinating activities with other fire and governmental agencies. Pavone will retire effective Oct. 31, at which time Michel will be installed as chief. The date and time for his installation ceremony will be announced at a later date. The Fire District currently operates out of four full-time fire stations in Rancho Santa Fe and 4SRanch.

OF THE SEA Above left, Carlsbad Aquafarm workers package Pacific mussels for sale to local restaurants. Above right, a worker prepares oysters harvested at the Carlsbad Aquafarm located in Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Photos by Wehtahnah Tucker

Aquaculture gets a boost from local restaurants By Wehtahnah Tucker

As the summer sun slips into the Pacific, diners order up a favorite dish at Le Papagayo. “We’ll take the mussels,” informs one customer; and then another and another. Good thing a fresh batch came in today. In fact, the source of the delectable shellfish is only a couple of miles north at the Carlsbad Aquafarm. Tucked away in virtual obscurity from the public for 21 years, the leading Southern California aquaculture operation is a local treasure. In the shadow of the rising stacks of the NRG Encina Power Station, hundreds of aging white buoys float in the Agua Hedionda Lagoon seemingly without a purpose. But, suspended underneath the markers are thousands of mussels waiting for harvest. In fact, the lion’s share of the harvested mussels, oysters, seaweed and abalone are headed to a nearby restaurant. “This is a local source of locally grown shellfish,” Director of Science Dennis Peterson said. While the company only

sells to wholesalers, co-owner Norm Abell said several area hotels, restaurants, resorts, caterers and retail outlets specifically request their shellfish be purchased from the aquafarm. “We have been around for 21 years and have established a good relationship with the seafood purveyors,” Abell said. Steve Foltz, vice president of sales and a partner at Chesapeake Fish Co. in San Diego, is one of the farm’s biggest buyers. “We’ve been around for 95 years, since 1915, and we know a good product when we see one,” he said. Not only is the aquafarm’s seafood fresh out of the water, but also the assurance of quality gives Foltz reason enough to keep a steady flow of orders coming in. “The aquafarm itself is doing something very unique to the industry for shellfish suppliers,” he said. “They add an extra step to the process in making sure that the shellfish are going to be as safe as anything you can eat.” The final step in the harvest is crucial to ensuring the best product.The shellfish are

submerged in depuration tanks for 48 hours. The process flushes out any bacteria or impurities that may have settled in the oysters and mussels. The product is then lab tested. “We are convinced of the quality of the shellfish and our customers are comfortable that it’s safer. It gives more to the credibility to the product,” Foltz said. While most shellfish on the market comes from the East Coast or Pacific Northwest, each year the farm sells millions of shellfish to wholesalers in California, Nevada and Arizona. “We try to keep distribution as close as possible to reduce the carbon footprint of the shellfish,” Abell said. “It’s part of our vision to support local aqua culture and the community.” According to Peterson the lagoon is a perfect place to grow the delicacies. “The water flow in and out of the mouth of this lagoon is better than most and it makes for a good location to grow shellfish,” he said. This multi-use body of water is home to not only the power plant and the aquafarm, but also recreation-

Local women launch annual art fair Founders of Art San Diego, Del Mar residents Julie Schraeger and Ann Berchtold, present the group’s annual Contemporary Art Fair set for Sept. 2 through Sept. 5 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Opening night will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 2 with a Collector Club First Preview from 7 to 9 p.m. There will also be an Opening Night awards dinner from 8 to 11 p.m. Formerly known as Beyond the Border

International Contemporary Art Fair, this year’s fair will include a special focus on Mexico City Galleries with a new feature called Panorama: Mexico. “A strong mission of the fair is to showcase the works of a dynamic and geographi-

cally diverse group of established and emerging artists,” Berchtold, the fair director, said. “Several galleries will present solo exhibitions by some of the world’s most important contemporary artists in our spotlight artist program.”

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al facilities east of I-5. The location of the aquafarm is one of the keys to its success not only as a business but also as a part of the “buy local” movement. The marine environment creates a bioactive location that makes the aquafarm a unique business in Southern California. One of the local restaurants serving up the plump Pacific muscles is Le Papagayo in Leucadia. New Executive Chef James Montejano recently took a tour of the aquafarm’s facilities and was impressed with the experience. “Their vision and the way they handle the product is in line with what we want to bring to our customers,” he said. Approximately 80 percent of the restaurant’s products are bought locally. “We want to keep it as fresh as possible. Buying local food is a

sustainable practice, Montejano said. “I know the food’s origin, I feel more comfortable with its quality.” Montejano said he orders mussels on a daily basis from the aquafarm. “It’s one of our signature items,” he said. “One hour out of the water and it’s on the table.” Beyond the benefits of freshness and quality control, Montejano said buying local “is just the right thing to do because it helps our local economy and our local growers.”

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AUG. 27, 2010


Road work on La Costa Avenue is under way

RANCH HISTORY Summer fun in the surf and sand As summer draws to a close, Rancho Santa Fe News takes a look at Ranch residents’ longstanding tradition of playing in the surf and sand at Del Mar Beach. Residents

would spend countless hours and days swimming, picnicking and playing. From the Ranch to Del Mar, it was just a short drive down Via de la Valle.

Autographed copies of the book are available at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, 6036 La Flecha. Call (858) 756-9291 or e-mail rsfhistorical@ sbcglobal.net for more information. Photos courtesy of Arcadia Publishing, taken from “Rancho Santa Fe,” $21.99. Available at local retailers, online bookstores or at www.arcadia publishing.com.

Above, pictured here are Nathalie Millard playing catcher, the daughter of Association President Barton Millard; and Virginia Voris batting, the daughter of U.L. Voris, orchard development contractor. Behind the girls is the old Del Mar Pier.

Left, in the late 1920s, Del Mar Beach was the place to be to beat the summer heat, much as it is today. Caring for children is Martha Voris, second from the left is Barbara Sprague, and at the far right is Mary Megrew. Going to the beach was a special trip for school children. The Rancho Santa Fe Association owned a small parcel of land at Del Mar Beach for its residents.

Annual Greek Festival coming to Cardiff-by-the-Sea Visit Greece locally at the 32nd annual Greek Festival held at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 11 and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 12. The event is located onehalf mile east of I-5 at the Manchester Avenue exit. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 12. Free parking is available at adjacent MiraCosta College. For two days, the church grounds are transformed into a quaint Greek village atmosphere with food, traditional Greek dancing and Greek hospitality. The open marketplace typifies a traditional bazaar with fresh produce and Greek deli specialty food items, Greek imports, pottery, fine jewelry, artwork, and an array of treasures at YiaYia’s (Grandma’s) Attic. While adults are shopping, the chil- GO GREEK Greek folk dance troupes, Elpida, Opalakia, and Neo Kyma Dancers, will perform in full tradidren can enjoy the game tional dress at the 32nd annual Greek Festival held at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church booths nearby. Sept. 11 and Sept. 12. Courtesy photo

A variety of foods allow visitors to experience traditional Greek cuisine as if it came straight from YiaYia’s kitchen. Appetizers include tiropita (cheese pyllo pie), dolmathes (grape leaves stuffed with rice and meat), taramosalata (Greek caviar dip), rizogalo (Greek rice pudding), and the Loukoumathes (honey-dipped Greek donuts). A la carte meals feature souvlakia (shish-kabob cooked over charcoal), spanakopita (spinach phyllo pie), pastitsio (Greek lasagna), pilafe (Greek rice), and salata (Greek salad with olives and feta cheese). In addition, enjoy Greek coffee with Greek baklava and other pastries in the Kafenio while being entertained by live music. The church’s award-winning folk dance troupes, Elpida, Opalakia and Neo Kyma Dancers will perform in TURN TO GREEK ON B7

The city of Carlsbad began installing drainpipes and repairing pavement along a section of La Costa Avenue near Cadencia Street on Aug. 23. Water seeping up from the ground beneath the roadway has damaged the asphalt concrete surface, causing potholes and rough patches, said Pat Vaughan of the city’s Transportation Department. A geotechnical investigation found that repairs are needed because heavy seepage of groundwater along the pavement subgrade soils has saturated the base layers and caused the loss of subgrade support for the existing pavement. The project consists of installing perforated PVC drain pipes, which will allow water to drain from the soil beneath the road and flow into nearby storm drains. The road will then be repaired and resurfaced. The work will take place on a 400-foot-long stretch of La Costa Avenue between Rancho Santa Fe Road and Cadencia Street. Construction will begin Aug. 23 and take approximately seven weeks, Vaughan said. Atom Engineering Construction, which submitted the lowest bid from a field of 18 bidders, will build the project. The cost of the project is approximately $187,000. Funding for the project comes from gasoline tax revenue received by the city. “It’s important to keep up with infrastructure improvements,” Vaughan said. “We want to give our residents safe, smooth streets.” During construction, traffic on the affected section of La Costa Avenue will be narrowed to one lane in each direction, which could cause some traffic delays at peak traffic times. City staff reminds the public to drive carefully in the construction zone and take alternate routes when possible. Signs will be posted around the construction site to inform the public of the road construction. For more information about the La Costa Avenue drainage project, contact Deputy City Engineer Pat Vaughan at (760) 602-2780 or patrick.vaughan@carlsbad ca.gov.

Famous artist to be honored by students RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild presents a reception and art show from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 to celebrate portrait painter Sebastian Capella of La Jolla, with art by many of his students. Capella mentored many of the current Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild members and for 60 years has painted portraits of kings, celebrities and heads of state. The Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more details, call (858) 759-3545 or visit www.rancosantafeartguild .org.

Auditions open to experienced singers The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus holds open auditions for its Chorus on Sept. 11 and Sept. 19 for experienced singers of all voice types. Under the leadership of charismatic conductor David Chase since 1973, the chorus is known for its varied repertoire and excellent performances. LJS&C performs masterworks of both classical and contemporary composers in Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD in a six-concert subscription series.This season the repertoire includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, J.S. Bach’s The Passion According to St. Matthew, and Franz Josef Haydn’s Harmonie-Messe among other works. Open auditions will be held by appointment only at UCSD. Singers with excellent music reading skills and a serious commitment to music are invited to audition. For an audition appointment, interested singers should contact chorus manager Mea Daum by e-mail at chorus@lajolla symphony.com or by phone at (858) 243-2045. Further information about the audition process is available at www.lajollasymphony.com. La Jolla Symphony & Chorus rehearses on Monday evenings in the Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UCSD campus. The LJS&C is a 110-person orchestra and 130-voice chorus that performs groundbreaking orchestral and choral music along with traditional favorites from the classical repertoire under Music Director Steven Schick and Choral Director David Chase. The LJS&C begins its 56th season the weekend of Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 in a concert featuring the works of Leonard Bernstein, Alexandre Scriabin and Gustav Mahler.



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ELAINE FEUER-BARTON ENCINITAS I would do the name and maybe the number, if the number had some significance to me.

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RON BERNSTEIN OLIVENHAIN I would pick up the race guide. And I’d probably do research using the local paper.


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SEAN FIRTEL RANCHO SANTA FE Names, I like the names the best. I’m not a good handicapper.

SUSIE STEVENSON RANCHO SANTA FE Always by name. It’s something that triggers a memory in me or it has to do with a friend, family, or a memory of a place I’ve been.

New residents continue helping children RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe has recently become the home of two leading global philanthropists, Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, founders of the World of Children Awards. Often referred to by the media as the Nobel Prize for Children, the World of Children Awards program searches the globe for the most effective changemakers and provides funding and recognition to support lifechanging work for vulnerable children. After a career in business, serving in senior executive positions at companies such as Procter & Gamble and ESMARK, and also running his own marketing consultancy, Harry Leibowitz had a vision for the World of Children Awards while he was recovering from cancer surgery in 1996. Watching the Pulitzer Prize announcements on TV, he noted that while there was a Pulitzer for art and literature, a Nobel for the sciences and peace and an Oscar for motion pictures, there were no awards for those who were tirelessly serving children in need. Harry Leibowitz subsequently founded the World of Children Awards and pledged to dedicate the rest of his life to creating a prestigious

HELPING CHILDREN Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, founders of the World of Children Awards, are now happy residents of The Bridges in Rancho Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

award for people serving children. Harry and Kay Leibowitz were married in 2003 and the two now devote all of their time to running the World of Children Awards — serving as board co-chairmen and visiting programs for vulnerable children led by World of Children Awards Winners around the globe. Now a 13-year old philanthropy, the World of Children Awards acts like a social venture capitalist —

employing a world-class research, review, vetting and selection process led by a committee of independent experts and professionals to find those individuals who are pioneering life-changing programs to benefit children. To date, the World of Children Awards has given cash grants to 84 changemakers for children working in more than 50 countries. Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz is a senior retail executive with 37 years of merchandis-

ing and management experience in specialty stores, department stores and product development. Today, she serves as an independent director on the boards of Coldwater Creek and GUESS?. World of Children Award winners have been the driving force behind nearly 100 organizations worldwide — working in areas such as education, health care, career training and economic opportunity — collectively improving the lives of millions of children. Recent World of Children Awards Honorees include: — Physician Mark J. Manary, who launched “Project Peanut Butter” to prevent African children from dying of starvation through the creation and dissemination of a nutritious, easy to access peanut butter product. — 15-year-old Jessica Markowtiz, who founded Richard’s Rwanda IMPUHWE to assure Rwandan girls receive the education they deserve in a safe and nurturing environment. The Leibowitzes now reside in The Bridges and welcome the involvement of other like-minded people. To learn more, visit www.world ofchildren.org.

School newcomers welcomed at barbecue RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe School District and Education Foundation will host the annual Newcomers’ Welcome barbecue and orientation from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3 to introduce all new families to the R. Roger Rowe School.The event starts with a 10:30 a.m. welcome, an 11 a.m. tour and an 11:45 a.m. barbecue. Attendees will be among the first to see the newly renovated school. This is also a great opportunity for new parents and students to get an overview of the school and its history, meet the school administration and staff and make new friends prior to the

start of school. Parents will be welcomed by the district superintendent and introduced to the teaching staff. The role of the school’s Education Foundation will be explained, and parents will be provided information about the specific programs for the upcoming year, the benefits of contributing early, and encouraged to participate in activities throughout the year. On the orientation tour, new students can become familiar with the school campus before the first day of school. Staff members from the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center volunteer their time to direct games and activities for

the youngsters. This year’s event is sponsored by Wells Fargo, The Private Bank, and food will be provided by Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ. Newcomers’ events are organized by parent volunteers and made possible by donations through the RSF Education Foundation. Newcomers Co-Chairwomen for 2010-2011 are Tiffany Catledge, Alexandra Coe and Catherine Fox. During the past 14 months, with Proposition E and Proposition K, state matching funds and private donations, the R. Roger Rowe campus has been upgraded, replacing all portable classrooms and restrooms with

three new two-story permanent buildings. In addition, the work renovated or replaced five aging permanent buildings to bring them up to modern standards, built a new performing arts/multi-purpose building with two learning courtyards and a new technology center, science labs and music rooms. It also upgraded utilities, equipment and furnishings, replaced the existing administration building for both district and school administration staff, improved traffic circulation around the school, added additional oncampus parking and renovated playgrounds and the sports field.

Girl Scouts to host a groovy fundraiser COAST CITIES — Scouts and Scout supporters will dig out their bell bottoms and tie-dyed Tshirts Sept. 10 for an evening of far-out fun under the stars. Urban Campout: Feelin’ Groovy will begin at 6 p.m. at Girl Scouts’ Balboa Park campus, 1231 Upas St. Proceeds from San Diego’s 13th annual “fun fundraiser for grownups” will help keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for all girls. Individual tickets are $175; tables for 10 are $1,750 or $3,000 for VIP seating. Visit www.sdgirl scouts.org/uc or call (619) 610-0807 for details. Honorary Committee Co-Chairpersons Ann and Ben Haddad and Sandy and Mike Murphy are teaming up with Urban Campout Co-Chairpersons Cassandra Stroud and Darin Andersen and their committees to make the event a blast from the past. Guests will don 1960s AND 1970s threads or casual TGIF attire for a nostalgic evening of groovy games, hip auction items, gourmet munchies, live vintage music by The Heroes, and s’mores around the campfire. A “Laugh-in” wall, black lights, lava lamps and love beads will enhance the flower power vibe. Former Girl Scout Carol LeBeau will emcee the event. Urban campers will test their karma with a drawing for a Holland America Line cruise, and bid on 175 auction packages, including getaways on Southwest Airline to Cape Cod, Cabo San Lucas, Hawaii, and the former hippie mecca of San Francisco. GEICO is Urban Campout’s presenting sponsor for the fourth year. Others providing generous underwriting include AT&T, Katherine D. White, Barbara and David Groce, Issa Family Foundation, Super Dentists, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and San Diego County Credit Union, plus in-kind sponsors Holland America Line, KPBS, San Diego Magazine and Southwest Airlines. Urban Campout proceeds help provide 30,000 local Girl Scouts with hundreds of opportunities, including technology, athletics and art programs; career exploration; camps and travel. Financial aid and outreach programs for girls in detention centers, emergency shelters and low income areas bring Girl Scouting to all communities.



Stellar Scholar where futures are designed

Ever wonder why even the sharpest kids don't always excel in school? We did, and after reviewing decades of research and applying years of teaching experience, Stellar Scholar owner, Dr. Nicole Wahab, came to this conclusion: Although teachers are doing the best they can, there is not enough time for the students to apply the new knowledge they acquire in the classroom each day, which is a miss-step in the learning cycle. Students must have time to apply their knowledge in order to construct meaning. Without the APPLY step, students have a hard time recalling and understanding material when it is presented again or in a different way. There is an expectation that students

will apply new knowledge when they get home, but with the need to balance academics, extracurricular activities, and everyday life, there simply is not enough time. Welcome to Stellar Scholar: a thousand square feet in the heart of Solana Beach's design district, the only studio on Cedros Avenue where futures are designed and there is always enough time to learn. Students reap the benefits of a 7:1 student/credentialed teacher ratio, which means that each child receives the individual and personalized attention that they deserve. We are also the only collegereadiness facility in the greater San Diego area. Facilitating

Opportunities for College and University Success,( FOCUS ) is a practical and affordable collegereadiness workshop for parents and students built from Dr. Wahab's years behind both the high school principal's and the college professor's desk. The FOCUS workshop is formatted using the following nine principles; college talk, clear expectations, information and resources, comprehensive counseling, testing and curriculum, mentor involvement, family involvement, college partnerships, and articulation, which makes the FOCUS program a parent's favorite companion to the college planning process. School + Stellar Scholar Enrichment = Success

Sanderling Waldorf School supplies a full curriculum Sanderling Waldorf School offers North County families an inspired approach to lifelong learning. Waldorf-educated children emerge from their schooling prepared for a changing world; with a spirit of teamwork; and with a sense of connection and responsibility in the community. Waldorf schools provide: • Developmentally appropriate curriculum • Warm and inviting environment • Integration of visual, textural and performing arts

• Strong grade-school commitment to academic excellence For more than 90 years, Waldorf graduates have changed the world for the better. Sanderling Waldorf School one of more than 800 Waldorf schools worldwide - supplies a full, rich curriculum that honors each individual child, allowing every student to develop a lifelong love of learning. For the 2010-11 school year, Sanderling Waldorf School offers the following programs: • Weekly Parent-Child classes for children ages 9

months-3 years • 3- days per week Nursery class for ages 2-3 • Two separate mixed-age Nursery/Kindergarten classes for ages 3-6 (2, 3 & 5-day options available) • Grades 1- 5 As a vibrant, growing school, we will add a new first grade each year, increasing our offerings to include Grades 1-8 by 2013. We encourage you to join us for one of our school-year orientation events, listed on our website at: www.sanderlingschool.org

Aspen Education Group achieves success Aspen Education Group is the leading provider of therapeutic education programs for struggling or underachieving young people. Aspen programs offer a unique blend of education and support for young people demonstrating academic, behavioral and social difficulties that interfere with their performance in school, at home, and in life. With individualized, attentive care and instruction, Aspen's comprehensive range of solutions allows parents the opportunity

to choose the best setting for their child's unique academic and emotional needs. Our Residential Schools and Programs are fully equipped to give students the necessary structure and time, to effect positive changes in behavior and academic achievement. The major goal of each school and program is to realize healthy growth in students through logical natural consequences and to help create positive futures for every student and family. Aspen's Outdoor

Behavioral Health Programs offer a shortterm, high-impact intervention that focuses on assessment and aftercare. These programs combine experiential education and traditional therapies in an inspiring wilderness setting removing the student from modern distractions of daily life and providing a catalyst for positive change. This “Rite of Passage” experience allows at-risk youth to learn new, healthy behavioral skills and develop healthy self-esteem.

Encinitas Country Day School students develop a sense of self

When you enter an Encinitas Country Day School classroom you will notice something is different. Like many schools the children will be seated at tables or working on mats engaged in their math or language studies. But look a little closer, the difference lies within. Every student in the classroom is working at a different level. The level that

meets them where they are as individuals. Every student here is developing a sense of self through cultural studies, character development, and works of service to others. Each morning they are met with an enthusiastic teacher who is there not just to teach but to inspire. Students here gain a broad understanding of the world in which they

live, work and play. They experience art, science, technology, zoology, music, nature, history, and foreign language not just in books but in projects, field trips, and hands on experiments. “Ad Vitam Paramus” “We are preparing for life” Call ECDS today 760 942-1111 The school you have been dreaming of…

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The California leader in Music Education expands their classes California Music Studios, North County's largest music lesson company with over 1800 students, is offering two new classes called “Glee Performance Workshops”. Students will learn vocal technique, choreography, and audition preparation, as well as great performance numbers featured on the hit show “Glee”. The Glee classes were first held this summer with an overflow of participants. The CMS “Glee Performance Workshops” will be held at CMS headquarters

in Encinitas in the North Coast Business Park at 543 Encinitas Boulevard on Saturday mornings from September 18thNovember 20th. On November 20th, students will perform at the NAMM Museum of Making Music. Some performers will be selected to join the CMS “Glee Show Choir”. CMS offers private lessons in all instruments to students of all ages in Southern California. Lessons take place in your home or at one of their 350 locations. Founder, Jennifer Paterson, started her business


visitors may view the mosaics and Botticino marble. Father Degaitas will explain the iconography adorning various architectural pieces of the church, which were produced under the direction of Bruno Salvatori. From its stained glass windows that feature early Byzantine symbols, to the golden dome which portrays Christ the Pantokrator, the church represents one of the finest works of Byzantine art in the world. A live auction will take place at 5 p.m. both days. The drawing for the annual raffle of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan will be held at 7 FESTIVAL TIME The church grounds at Saints Constantine and p.m. Sept. 12. Raffle tickets are Helen Greek Orthodox Church are transformed into a quaint Greek vil- $10 each and limited to 7,500 lage atmosphere with food and traditional Greek dancing Sept. 11 and tickets sold. Winner need not be present. Sept. 12. Courtesy photo


full traditional dress on the outdoor patio. Those interested in learning Greek dance will have the opportunity as instruction will take place throughout the weekend. Afterward, try Greek dancing in the Taverna to the live music of The Olympians. “We are convinced that you will shout ‘Opa!’ when you watch our famous Greek dancers perform and as they teach you how to dance the Greek way.We welcome you to our Greek Festival and enjoy,” said Father Theofanis Degaitas, parish priest. Church tours will be held each day at 1 and 4 p.m., where

right here in Encinitas 24 years ago with one teacher (herself) and one student. Graduates from CMS have starred in shows worldwide, most notably, Adam Lambert from American Idol and Arianna Afsar, recently crowned Miss California. Says Ms. Paterson, “We know that music makes you smarter. Students who study music excel at math, critical thinking and a host of other life skills that serve them well throughout their lives.” For more information, please call 800-2276222. Peter Fellios, parish council president, said all proceeds benefit the church building fund and charities throughout the world including many

organizations from Africa, the Haiti relief effort, as well as Kids n’ Cancer. For more information, visit www .cardiffgreekfest.org.

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ly 2 percent today. Scripps Health operates two of the county’s five adult trauma centers and treats more trauma patients than any other provider in the region. But Eastman points out in his article that many areas of our country, especially rural areas, are not served by such systems. Assembling for the first time maps of the U.S. that show death rates due to trauma per 100,000 population, travel times to the nearest trauma center and populations of surgeons, he showed that a combination of a shortage of surgeons and gaps in regional trauma systems has stymied access to timely, appropriate trauma care in many areas of the country. As a result, death rates due to trauma are unnecessarily high in those areas, contributing to the fact that trauma is the leading cause of death for those under the age of 45 in this country and in developing countries around the world. In addition, Eastman revealed that his survey of trauma surgeons in each state showed that 38 percent of U.S. states reported having no statewide trauma system. And of the 62 percent of states that did report having a statewide trauma system, most states indicated that funding to sustain these systems is in jeopardy. Without funding, statewide trauma systems are unsustainable. “Everyone living or traveling in the U.S. should be able to expect prompt transport to TURN TO SURGEON ON B10

Republican women support Arizona immigration law RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women’s Club will be turning out in force at the Dieterich home in Rancho Santa Fe from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 29 to raise money in support of Arizona Gov.

Jan Brewer’s Border Security and Immigration Legal Defense fund. The fund was established because the U.S. Justice Department has filed suit against the state over Senate Bill 1070.

Tickets are $20 per person and donations are welcome. Send checks to RSFRWE, P.O. Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe 92067. For more information, call (858) 756-1906.

Garden Club blooms with programs, fundraisers this fall RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will be offering programs, classes, arts, games

and horticulture events at its clubhouse at Avenida de Acacias and La Granada, beginning Sept. 8. An Arts & Crafts class is set Sept. 8 to make your own Hypertufa container for backyard or patio. Sept. 28 is “Petals and Prose” celebrating the art of flower arrangement and books.

The fall Cal State Osher series, “Inside the Third Reich,” will be hosted Sept. 16 at the club. Sept. 18 the Garden Club is hosting a fundraiser “Harvest Dinner.” To join the club or get more information, visit www.rsfgardenclub.org or call (858) 756-1554.



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Singalong wraps up at Fletcher Cove — for now By Bianca Kaplanek

It’s been said that history has a way of repeating itself. For a local example of that adage, one need look no further than the Solana Beach singalong,the city’s oldest ongoing community event. On Aug. 6, 1987, about 30 people, including the city’s first mayor, gathered at Fletcher Cove Community Center for the inaugural concert. Almost exactly 23 years later, on Aug. 12, 2010, about 30 people, including the city’s first mayor, gathered for the group’s final singalong, at least for now, at Fletcher Cove Community Center. Crooners young and old have met at the site every Thursday since the summer of ‘87, except when Ed Siegel, the event founder, was on vacation. The facility is about to undergo a massive renovation, so songsters must find a new home, at least until the project is complete a year or so from now. “We’ve been complaining about this building for so long,

after the city was incorporated with support from the newly formed City Council. In the early days, people would shout requests. Siegel provided music on the piano, an instrument he taught himself to play by ear. In fact, Siegel said he still can’t read music. After about 15 years, Siegel changed the rules. “I chose what to play unless someone had a request,” he said. ALL TOGETHER NOW Ed Siegel provides piano accompaniment as crooners sing John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Siegel plays by ear because he can’t read music. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

and now I’m going to miss it,” Siegel said. “I got the idea from my childhood,”he said.Siegel grew up in Colorado and Florida, where singalongs were common. He settled in Solana Beach in the late 1970s and started the event to promote community spirit one year

Rags and oil ignite small home fire in the Ranch RANCHO SANTA FE — A small fire was reportedly started in a home on Rancho Viejo Drive in Rancho Santa Fe by the spontaneous combustion of rags covered in oil and paint Aug. 11. Firefighters from the Solana Beach Fire Department, part of a cooperative services agreement with Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, responded and found the fire had been extinguished by the time they arrived. They conducted an investigation of the home and it was determined that the fire, which caused

approximately $5,000 in damage, was the result of the rags. “It is important to always properly dispose of work rags that have oil or paint on them, especially if the oil contains linseed oil,” Fire Marshal Cliff Hunter said. “They should be soaked in a bucket of water or spread out on a clothesline to dry. Do not throw them in a pile, whether inside or outside.” Formed in 1946, Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District now spans approximately 42-square miles and protects more than 29,000 citizens.

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“Sometimes I didn’t feel like playing it. But if they paid one dollar, suddenly I felt like playing it. We even had a piggy bank.” Through the years Siegel collected $547, which he plans to use for a new piano cover. Any leftover funds likely will be donated to the renovation project, he said. Siegel has also amassed quite a collection of song books, including some of the originals used 23 years ago. He planned to auction them off after the recent singalong but ran out of time. “About six tattered old TURN TO SINGALONG ON B11


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TIME FOR TENNIS Left, Penny Nichols and Diane Erwin take to the courts. Above, Tennis Club President Craig McAllister and tennis professional Dophie Poiset pause for a photo. Photos by Patty McCormac

Nearly 50 years of fitness and fun at Tennis Club By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Any day is a beautiful day at the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club. Just walking inside leaves the rest of the world outside. At just about any time of day you will see people outside playing tennis on the immaculate courts, shopping in the pro shop or lounging in the

lobby awaiting their tennis partners. “It’s a pretty active club, any time you go out there you’ll see quite a bit of play,” said Dophie Poiset, a tennis professional who teaches children and women at the club. The beautiful Clubhouse was built in 1992. Bill Hinchy and Suzy Schaefer spear-

headed the project and Norm Applebaum was the award-winning architect, Poiset said. The club was founded around 1962 by a group of people including Hollywood film producer John Robertson and his wife

Jo. “It started out with a small membership and a couple of families,” she said. At first there were only two courts. As the club expanded, it did so by two courts at a time. “Now we have 12

courts,” she said. “There are two clay courts and 10 hard courts.” “The ladies come in the morning at about 8 or 8:30 a.m.,” Poiset said. Some of the foursomes TURN TO CLUB ON B11

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places for players to relax, rehydrate and return refreshed to their COURTSIDE MANNER Dophie Poiset, who teaches classes for children, gives them a lesson about tennis etiquette before heading to the courts. Photo by Patty McCormac games. Photo by Patty McCormac

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the appropriate level of care proportionate with their injuries,” Eastman added. “That’s the vision when I say that wherever the dart lands on a map of the U.S., there should be a system to take care of your traumatic injury.” Eastman’s article also relays the stories of several trauma victims who were fortunate enough to have access to a trauma system. These include the journey of Johan and Jenna Otter, a father and daughter who survived a grizzly bear attack in Glacier National Park in 2005 thanks to a trauma system that flew them to a hospital in Kalispell,Mont.and then on to a trauma center in Seattle,Wash. The article also outlines the highly developed military trauma systems in Iraq and Afghanistan as an ideal trauma model, in which the injured are rapidly transported from combat zones to sophisticated care in field hospitals, combat support hospitals, the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and eventually to the continental U.S. Eastman experienced this system of care firsthand as part of a visiting surgeon in combat casualty program in Landstuhl, sponsored by the ACS and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Eastman’s article shares the story of Marine Cpl.William Gadsby, whose life was saved despite the loss of his right leg in Iraq. Eastman’s article calls on his fellow surgeons to advocate for trauma systems in states or regions where fully developed systems are still lacking. It also addresses the need to include advanced trauma systems and the need for more trauma surgeons in discussions and initiatives related to health care reform. Eastman has a unique perspective on the delivery of trauma care. He began his surgical training at one of the nation’s first trauma centers, San Francisco General Hospital during the late 1960s — a time of surging violent crimes in the wake of Vietnam War protests. During his career he has helped develop trauma systems throughout the U.S. and worldwide and has also provided care in the aftermaths of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake.



have been playing regularly for more than 20 years. “If one of them can’t make the regular game, they find someone to substitute for them,” she said. She said many of the women play in leagues four mornings a week that will be starting again in September. Among the women are several types of players. There are those who played as children or in high school and want to take up the sport again because the kids are in school. Then there are the fresh players who are just taking up tennis. All may take advantage of clinics and private lessons. The men come in at about noon, Poiset said. “They just show up and play, and mix with each other from four all the way up to 12 men, who come and play until about 3 p.m.,” she said. “They have been doing that for as long as I have been here,” said Poiset, who has been a tennis professional at the club for the past 26 years. The men also have a Sunday league. Because Rancho Santa Fe has a policy that protects the views of the night skies, the tennis club has no lights. Poiset is currently in the middle of tennis summer camp where between



AUG. 27, 2010 six and 20 youngsters, depending on who is on vacation, come to learn the basics of the game. The children also come in the afternoon for the after school program. They range in age from 5 to 18. “They come in at about 2:30 p.m. and go until dark,” she said. The professionals at the club are truly professional. Poiset herself was a nationally ranked junior player. “When you are nationally ranked you have to decide whether to go on the pro tour or go to college. I decided to go to college,” she said. She earned her degree and became a schoolteacher for two years, before returning to her tennis roots and began teaching the sport. Pro Derek Miller, who works with the men and juniors, played tennis at Purdue and was a national college standout. Also on staff of the tennis club is pro James Conda, who has played and worked with tennis greats Andre Agassi and Anna Kournikova. The tennis club is also a social experience with events each month for the members like luncheons and parties. Lessons are open to members and nonmembers. To learn more about the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club, call (858) 756-4459.

Threats did not speak at the sentencing, nor did he show any reaction to Kirkman’s pronouncement Stephen Neville said. “And I will not rest that he “shall be put to comfortably until I see you death within the walls of a take your last breath on California state prison.” this earth.”

Above, Carlsbad resident Camryn Tastad and Rancho Santa Fe resident Libby Edwards take their turn selling lemonade on the corner of La Granada and Avenida De Acacias.

BOOKS & BAKING Photos by Daniel Knighton

The Rancho Santa Fe Library and The National Charity League held a Book & Bake Sale outside the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild Book Cellar on Aug. 20. Baked goods and fresh lemonade were offered for a small donation, in addition to the variety of books for sale. Above, Rancho Santa Fe resident Sarah Scherer and Carmel Valley resident Amanda Ashline use their hand made signs to attract customers for the Bake Sale and Lemonade Stand on the corner of La Granada and Avenida De Acacias. Left, Rancho Santa Fe resident Heriberto Delgado rides up for a glass of refreshing lemonade on Nike the horse. Right, San Diego resident Kristi Rowe thumbs through a book while waiting for customers.





they never get to see the ins and outs of running this place.” Locals are drawn to the family-run restaurant that offers updated version of old school Italian recipes. Menus will be routinely changed — at least six times over the course of the next year — to incorporate seasonal ingredients and new specials. “We don’t want you to get bored,” Joey, the restaurant’s executive chef, said. “There’s nothing better than cooking in the kitchen and hearing people say ‘wow.’” The restaurant’s urban décor and softly lit interior makes it the ideal place for a number of occasions — whether it be a girl’s night out, a bachelor party or grandma’s 90th birthday, Melissa said. “It’s truly a family restaurant,” she said. “It offers something for everyone.” Although the two have made the restaurant a family affair — it is named after their father’s successful restaurant in La Costa and staffed by spouses, parents and cousins — the Maggiore kids are adamant about

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doing things their way this time around. “This is our brainchild,” Melissa said. “We’ve taken everything we have learned from our father and given it our own little twist; we’re targeting our demographic.” Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen & Bar is the latest in a string of successful Maggiore family restaurants in the area. Other restaurants include Tommy V’s Italian Chophouse in Del Mar and Tuscany in Carlsbad. While the Maggiores have made a name for themselves in Southern California, the family’s restaurant empire started back on the East Coast. There, patriarch Tomaso opened a string of successful pizza joints in New York named after his wife, Patricia. On a whim, he moved the family to Arizona and opened nearly 40 restaurants before relocating to San Diego County. As they follow in their father’s footsteps, Joey and Melissa hope to make their family and the local community proud with their new restaurant and TV show. “This experience is the opportunity of a lifetime, and the fact that we get to do it as a family makes it even better,” Melissa said. Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen & Bar is located at 2659 Gateway Road in Carlsbad. Catch “Family Style” on Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. on the Food Network.



books were snapped up quickly,” he said. “One buyer wanted a signed edition.” Siegel raised about $20, which will be added to the piggy bank. The final performance in the old community center kicked off with “Solana Beach, Our City Proud,” followed by “God Bless America,” a request from City Councilman Joe Kellejian, and “Ring of Fire,” requested by Margaret Schlesinger, the city’s first mayor. Throughout the evening, songsters chose from a list of about 70 historical favorites Siegel selected from the current two-volume song book, which features more than 700 tunes. The group will continue to meet on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. once Siegel finds a temporary site. Possible locations include Skyline



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through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 4 in those rankings in 1950. Todd was included in the year-end top 10 rankings issued by the United States Lawn Tennis Association in 1942 and from 1944 through 1952, reaching a

THEN AND NOW Margaret Schlesinger, the city’s first mayor, and her 11-year-old grandson, Griffin Garrett, sing her request, “Ring of Fire.” Schlesinger supported Ed Siegel when he sought to form the community singalong 23 years ago. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Elementary School, Earl Warren Middle School, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. To receive electronic updates on the singalongs, e-

mail Siegel at edsiegelmd@ cox.net. Lynn Salsberg, who cowrote the city song, is one resident who will most certainly follow the group wherever it goes. She and her husband

discovered the singalong about 22 years ago while taking an evening walk and have attended ever since. “It’s been pretty special,” she said. “I call it happiness on Thursday.”

alent to the Boy Scout Eagle badge. The Solana Ranch service unit does various events to bring all of the age level troops together so the girls can view modeling and leadership from the older more experienced Girl Scouts while providing

opportunities for the older girls to practice what they have learned. Chaffer also is grateful to what she calls “an incredible Girl Scout Council Office that helps support all of our volunteers. They also provide many of the great programs that all Girl

Scouts can attend.” The girls and the leaders love having the Girl Scout Hut to meet in at San Dieguito Park with the hospitality of the Park Rangers. Leaders meet every second Tuesday of the month at the Girl Scout Hut.

career high ranking of fourth in 1947 and 1949, tennis professional Dophie Poiset said in a press release. “You go to win, you don’t go to lose,” Todd said during the recent interview. Todd was nominated for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, but did not

make the cut. She retired from tournament play in 1953, but continued to play daily at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, and then at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club when the family moved to the Ranch in 1952. Todd became a teaching pro at La Costa Resort & Spa in 1965, and continued in the

position until 1985. At La Costa, Todd taught notables like John Wayne, Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach, Clint Eastwood and Johnny Carson. Carson was heard to give a hearty laugh when Todd told him she did not follow celebrities, had never seen him on TV, and was not all that impressed with his tennis.


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Rancho Santa Fe, California

Rancho Santa Fe, California



Custom & Gorgeous with Golf Course Views in the Del Mar Country Club! 5 bedroom suites with 2 bedrooms downstairs, wood-paneled office, chef's kitchen opening to the spacious family room, luxurious master suite with fireplace, his & her closets, vanities and balcony overlooking the 4th hole. Realistic seller ready to move!

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Rancho Santa Fe, California

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Becky & June


858.481.6750 DRE #00978031

www.BeckyAndJune.com email: becky@BeckyAndJune.com

We proudly support the San Diego affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


858.756.3060 DRE #00969762

An independently owned and operated member of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Affiliates.

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