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VOL. 6, NO. 15

JULY 16, 2010

Board cracks down on late dues

THISWEEK FUNDAMENTAL The Library is reporting good news in hard times, as the economic downturn leads more children than ever to sign up for summer A3 reading programs


By Patty McCormac

New leaders take their seats on the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s board of directors B1

FOURTH FUN People around the Ranch area celebrated Independence Day with a parade, picnics and B3 patriotic shows



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VOICE FOR THE CAUSE Rancho Santa Fe resident Susan Foster, MSW, is a medical social worker, writer and firefighter advocate. In 2004 she was honored as "Firefighter for Life" by the San Diego Fire Department for her efforts to advocate for the health and safety of firefighters in the wake of an increasing number of cell towers being placed on fire stations by local government. Today, Foster challenges Congress to repeal the 1996 Telecommunications Act Sec. 704, which she says violates freedom of speech by forbidding the public to complain about health effects relating to cell tower radiation. Photo by Lillian Cox

Ranch woman fights wireless industry to reduce health risks ■ Local activist works to keep keep cell towers

off fire stations, claiming danger from radiation By Lillian Cox

RANCHO SANTA FE — As peers marched for women’s rights and against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C., in 1972, Susan Foster quietly accepted a position as a legislative aide in the office of Congressman William J. Keating, R-Ohio. She was 21. “I was told that I would be the first female legislative aide to a Republican member of the House of Representatives,” she recalls with pride. “My first week will always be remembered as one that was exciting and memorable to this day.” A highlight was the weekly legislative meeting in the offices of House Speaker Gerald R. Ford. That is, until Foster learned that despite passage of the Civil Rights Bill eight years earlier, Ford barred women from attending the meeting. With support of male aides in Keating’s office, Foster decided to go anyway. “The first thing I remember is how plush the carpet felt beneath my feet as we entered through heavy wooden doors that were wide open to accom-

modate the hundreds of aides filing in,” she said. “Then two well-dressed guards moved together in one synchronized side step,blocking the doorway. ‘No secretaries allowed,’ I was informed.” Foster explained that she was a legislative aide,

“I walked out and swore to myself that I would never again be kept from any place or any mission that I was entitled to be a part of,” she said. It is that memory that today fuels Foster’s resolve to stand up to the wireless indus-

f this were benign, why has a wireless executive living in Rancho Santa Fe sheathed his entire house in copper?”


— Susan Foster ACTIVIST

not a secretary, and wanted to join her colleagues. “The arms that were folded across their chests spoke volumes, but there was one quiet sentence uttered with a heavy emphasis on each word: ‘Don’t. Come. Back.’” Foster said she turned, holding her head high and squaring her shoulders.

try. She credits her strength to her late grandfather, Joe Foster Sr., a labor negotiations attorney for Walgreens in Chicago who once stood up to Jimmy Hoffa. “‘You speak for those who have no voice,’” he told me. “That’s the highest calling in life and that’s what he expected of me.”

Foster first learned about the dangers of cell phone towers in 1999 when a neighbor approached her while she was walking her dog. “She asked if it was true that I was a medical social worker,” Foster recalls. “Then she asked if I knew about a Check out our cell tower planned for website for an the neighbor- exclusive hood. interview with “‘What’s a cell tower?’” Susan Foster at ranchosfnews.com I replied. T h e woman explained that her husband worked for the wireless industry and would lose his job if his employer knew she was meddling in the installation of a new cell tower. For six months, unmarked manila envelopes containing cell phone studies mysteriously found their way beneath Foster’s doormat. The information prompted her to launch a campaign against placement of the cell towers. “We won by educating the neighborhood and getting a permit to picket at the Morgan Run Golf Club during a celebrity tournament,” she said. “But we were prohibited TURN TO CELL ON A21

RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe residents who are behind in their homeowners association dues will now be subject to suspension of their membership privileges and liens on their property. “Despite several letters requesting payment of the outstanding Association assessments and warnings of the consequences of nonpayment, these property owners have failed to bring their assessments current,” said Steve Comstock, chief financial officer for the Association. Comstock said at the July 1 meeting of the Association that 50 property owners were in jeopardy. They had until July 8 at 5 p.m. to either pay up or make other arrangements with the Association. Comstock called it “an unfortunate, but necessary step,” in the effort to collect delinquent assessments for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The amounts reflect the unpaid second and first installments and include penalties. A list of the names of those who have not paid were given to the Associations members. The total amount outstanding is $72,000 he said. The first steps in the collection process are sending letters and calling the members. “We don’t call them collection calls, we call them courtesy calls,” Comstock said. But that is not the end of collection attempts. “We find that the squeaky wheel works,” he said. “We will go away after the amount has been collected.” Director Jack Queen asked how many of the properties were occupied. “I believe all of them TURN TO DUES ON A22


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LEAD STORY “Why are you still alive?” is the question doctors ask Ozzy Osbourne, the hard-rock singer and reality-TV star, who says he is now clean and sober after a lifetime of almost unimaginably bad habits. In June, he started two new ventures: undergoing the threemonth process of genetic mapping (to help doctors learn why, indeed) and becoming a “health advice” columnist for London’s Sunday Times. At various points in his life, the nowcholesterol-conscious, vegetarian Osbourne said he drank four bottles of cognac a day, smoked cigars like they were cigarettes, took 42 prescribed medications and many more “backstage” drugs that he could not even identify. Osbourne also has a Parkinson’s-like genetic tremor, was once in a medically induced coma after an accident, and endured anti-rabies shots after famously biting into a bat on stage (“I thought it was a rubber toy”).

Ironies — An intense lightning storm on June 14 around Monroe, Ohio, destroyed the iconic 62-foothigh statue of Jesus (the “King of Kings” structure of the Solid Rock Church) alongside Interstate 75. While townspeople mourned, it was also noteworthy what the lightning bolts completely missed: the large billboard, on the other side of the road, advertising the nearby Hustler Hollywood pornography store. — Despite a scary moment in May, Massachusetts state Rep. Mike Moran said he still supports “comprehensive” immigration reform (taken to mean that restrictions on illegal immigrants be tempered with a special “path to citizenship” for those already here). Rep. Moran’s car was rear-ended (though he was not seriously hurt) by illegal immigrant Isaias Naranjo, who was charged with DUI and speeding. According to police, Naranjo, 27, who was dressed in a Mexican party costume, laughed when told of the charges, informing officers that they could do nothing to him since he had already made plans to return to Mexico. ( F u r t h e r m o r e , Massachusetts is forbidden by state law from even notifying U.S. Immigration officials of Naranjo’s case.) — Over the years, according to a June Chicago Sun-Times report, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk of Illinois has freely used “swagger and braggadocio in talking about his 21 years of military service” as qualification for office. When one contrary fact after another about his record was pointed out by reporters, Kirk explained, TURN TO ODD FILES ON A19

SSH! Cheyanne Lyle, 12, takes a quiet moment to get lost in a book DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Older sister Dulce Lapitskaia, 15, lends a hand to Beka Perkins, 7, and at the Rancho Santa Fe Library younger sister Louise Lapitskaia (middle) as they make dog treats recently during the summer reading prorecently. Photo by Patty McCormac gram at Rancho Santa Fe Library during craft hour. Photo by Patty McCormac

Library goes under the sea for the summer By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — More children have signed up for the summer reading program at the Rancho Santa Fe Library than ever before, said Debbie Wilson, youth services manager. So far 250 have signed up and by the time summer is over, she expects 350, she said. One of the reasons, she thinks, is because libraries nationwide are reporting an increase in patronage because of the economic downturn. “We offer so much and it costs nothing,” she said. “Kids can come anytime.” Another of the reasons is that besides reading to win

prizes, the Rancho Santa Fe program is packed with other fun like crafts, art, board games and performances by clowns, magicians and dancers. The theme this year is “Make a Splash! Read,” so the library is decorated with an under-the-sea theme with paper cutouts of sea creatures, blow-up fish and crepe paper seaweed hanging down from the ceiling. Readers can win water-themed prizes like sunglasses, water toys and trips to a water park. At the end of the summer, kids who have collected raffle tickets for their efforts can win big prizes like trips to the Zoo, Legoland, Padre games and the Space Museum.

“Reading is a prize in itself and then you get prizes,” she said. She said the program is geared for four age groups: birth to 3 years old (yes, parents do come and read to their newborns); age 4 to second grade; tweens who are in grades three to five; and teens for sixth- to 12th-graders. On a recent day, Tessora Bustillos was curled up in a chair reading. “I like to come because of all the books,” the 10-yearold R. Roger Rowe School student said. “I like to read and doing the summer reading program is a really fun project.” Later in the afternoon a group of children, including

Tessora, were making treats for their dogs from peanut butter and flour. They were going to be cut with a dog bone-shaped cookie cutter, and then baked in the library’s oven. The day before, a makeup artist had visited to teach make up tricks to the girls. There is still time for children to sign up for the program, which ends on Aug. 6 with a snow cone party and the awarding of prizes. They can come into the library to sign up or do so online. They can read books, magazines, graphic novels, listen to audio books or read to younger siblings. As they TURN TO LIBRARY ON A22

30-year-old tournament founded on fun By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — What started 30 years ago with 54 teams, a few hundred spectators and two objectives — have fun and raise money for charity — has evolved into a tournament of mammoth proportions, but the goals remain the same. A record 345 teams, several in costume, and more than 1,000 onlookers will take over Dog Beach on July 17 for the 30th annual Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce Ball World Championship. In 1981, when the main beneficiary was the Del Mar Lifeguard Association, the event raised about $500, barely enough to buy one rescue board. Lifeguards still receive a portion of the proceeds, but the major beneficiary became the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito for the first 25 years and the Carlsbad chapter for the past five. This year organizers FOUNDING FATHERS Brian Cook, left, has been the “voice” of the Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce Ball World expect to net about $70,000, Championship for 27 of the tournament’s 30 years. He is pictured here with, from left, John Leslie, John TURN TO BOCCE ON A22

Manson, Mikki Bettis, widow of Carl “Mr. Bocce” Bettis, Del Pifer and Pete Peters. Bob O’Keefe, who also helped start the event, no longer lives in the area. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Countywide DUI arrests drop over July 4 weekend By Randy Kalp

COAST CITIES — County law enforcement agencies arrested less motorists this Fourth of July weekend for driving impaired when compared to

last year, a sheriff’s spokesperson said. Authorities made 270 DUI arrests countywide, 10 fewer than the 280 arrests made last year during the Independence Day enforce-

ment period, Sgt. Jason Rothlein said. Within the county, police recorded one DUI fatality, Rothlein said. In the coming weeks, the Avoid the 13 campaign,

which brings together San Diego County law enforcement agencies to enforce impaired driving, will begin a summer mobilization that will run through Labor Day weekend, Rothlein said.

FAIRBANKS RANCH — On June 28, County Vector Control officials confirmed that one harvest mouse trapped in an open space near Fairbanks Ranch during routine monitoring tested positive for hantavirus. “We want to remind people to be aware that hantavirus is here in the county. It is important to keep mice out of houses, garages and sheds to prevent infection,” said Jack Miller, director of the County Department of Environmental Health. “People contract hantavirus by inhaling the virus, often when they are cleaning up rodent droppings and nesting materials. Wet cleaning methods should be used to prevent inhaling the virus.” Vector Control randomly samples wild mice to determine the extent of the virus. Hantavirus is carried by wild rodents, primarily deer and harvest mice. The virus is found in rodent droppings and urine and can be inhaled by humans when it becomes airborne. The airborne virus can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, which can begin with symptoms similar to the flu, but in rare cases, can lead to severe breathing difficulties and even death. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for hantavirus. Several precautions should be taken to avoid exposure: — Eliminate rodent infestations immediately. — Avoid rodent-infested areas and do not stir up dust or materials that may be contaminated with rodent droppings and urine. — Clean up rodent droppings and urine using the wet cleaning method. — Ventilate affected area by opening doors and windows for at least 30 minutes. — Use rubber gloves. Spray a 10-percent bleach solution (2 tablespoons bleach to 1 cup of water) onto dead rodents, rodent droppings, nests, contaminated traps, and surrounding areas and let the disinfectant stand for at least TURN TO DISEASE ON A19

Correction The July 2 article “Library to host discussion on plastic surgery, dermatology” incorrectly named the Encinitas practice of Dr. Steve Laverson, M.D, FACS. The correct name of the practice is Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery. The Coast News Group regrets the error.



Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do not necessarily reflect the views of Rancho Santa Fe News.



Press needs to get it right By Bianca Kaplanek

Editor’s note: Bianca Kaplanek is a freelance reporter who writes for The Coast News Group. The following is not a news story but an Op Ed. What’s in a name? Apparently a lot if that name happens to be Del Mar. Those two little words seem to invoke a list of adjectives so impressive — upscale, classy, quaint and charming, to name a few — that many businesses include Del Mar in their names even though they aren’t technically located within the confines of the county’s smallest city. It’s what one former mayor used to refer to as “faux Del Mar.” Normally this would be considered a good problem to have except that the real Del Mar doesn’t receive any revenue, such as sales tax, from the fake Del Mar businesses. That means, for example, people staying at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar (as it is listed on Marriott’s website) will probably visit the actual city of Del Mar and use its beaches. No problems there. If they eat or shop in the real Del Mar, that city gets the sales tax. But the transient occupancy tax and other fees paid to the hotel that would normally go into the general fund to maintain things such as the beach, law enforcement and fire safety are going to the city of San Diego. On July 12, Del Mar official-

ly began a process aimed at drawing more tourists to the city. Hotel visitors will be charged a 1 percent fee. Money raised will be used to market the city. One goal, which the consultant said may be unattainable given the limited budget the assessment will provide, is to “brand” Del Mar. City officials want people to know if they are actually in Del Mar or not. Sadly, the media doesn’t seem to be helping. Ironically, about a week before a public hearing to consider moving forward with the assessment proposal, two local papers got it wrong. While writing about a physician whose office is in the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center on Del Mar Heights Road, a columnist in the Rancho Santa Fe edition of this paper (shame on us, but no one is immune to mistakes) told readers the office was in Del Mar. Oops! The following day, a columnist for a major daily was writing about a wedding that took place at the Grand Del Mar. While the columnist got it right, the headline stated the ceremony was held in Del Mar. Not so. It’s an easy mistake to make. Most of Del Mar Heights Road is actually in the city of San Diego, as is Del Mar Highlands. Even the school district is a bit of a misnomer. Of the eight schools in the district, only two TURN TO PRESS ON A18

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vant to you as a North County resident. Submissions longer than 700 words will not be considered. Not all submissions will be published. Send finished editorials to lsutton@coastnewsgroup. com.You will be contacted if your piece is chosen for publication.

Some property owners will enjoy lower taxes Thanks to reduced valuations Approximately 660,000 property taxpayers will be rubbing their eyes in disbelief when they scan their bills and find the amount due is less rather than more, compared to last year’s. One reason is Prop. 13 provides that taxes can only be raised a max of 2 percent of the assessed valuation and according to the Cal Consumer Index it is less this year for the first time in eons. However, assessed valuations have not dropped in some areas, the Surfside City, for example. A second reason is some 190,000 owners were successful in having their property reassessed due to current real estate conditions. Overall, the total countywide property value is $393 billion.

Candidate filing period According to Flower Capital City Clerk Deborah Cervone, council aspirants have until Aug. 6 to file for the Nov. 2 election. It’s Aug. 11 if no incumbents apply. However, Teresa Barth and Tony Kranz have already announced they are running. A four-page fact sheet with all the rules, regs, dos and don’ts is available from the city clerk’s office or city’s website. This information varies in each city so it’s wise to

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Natives are restless

check in advance. There is still time Lotsa Costa Mesa residents are to register to vote. Deadline is Oct. up in arms about the possible sale 18. of the Orange County Fairgrounds to a City Joint Power Authority. Looking ahead They don’t trust the closed-door sesDates have been announced sions and backroom dealings that for a pair of year-end activities at have been going on. the fairgrounds. The 16th annual Holiday of Lights with more than Bucking the tide 400 animated lighted scenes bows Mindful that voters are in no Thanksgiving Day eve and continmood to spend money during curues, Thursday through Sunday, rent economic conditions, Encinitas through Jan. 2. Scream Zone that Union School District nevertheless can be a terrifying experience has scheduled a $44 million bond opens for the 13th year beginning vote for consideration in November. Sept 24. and continues through Sez it needs dough for such items as Halloween night, Oct. 31. improvements to a multi-purpose room at Capri Elementary, replacBond measure ing portable classrooms at Ocean That $11 billion water bond Knoll, and building a learning cenmeasure will not appear on the ter and outdoor science lab. It November ballot at the request of wouldn’t be wise to gamble the famthe Governator. He sensed this ily heirlooms on bond approval. It’s year’s vote would be less than favor- a doozie. able. As can be expected, state electeds have loaded it with pork Retired but now barrel projects.

interim manager

County budget OK’d A $4.9 billion county budget has been approved on time and 3 percent smaller than the old one. According to published reports it reflects cutbacks in child welfare and substance abuse programs, work force reductions involving more than 500 jobs and anticipated state mandates when state electeds get around to passing the already past due budget.

Irrigation district to expand When engineering design is

Flower Capital City Manager Phil Cotton, who retired the first week in July, will return to his office after a long vacation in the capacity of interim majordomo until the job is filled after the election according to pronouncements. The all-male troika has indicated it will search far and wide for a permanent manager.

Seal suit Harbor City Mayor Jerry Sanders announced that installing a TURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON A22

SAN MARCOS / VISTA editor@coastnewsgroup.com CRIME / COURTS RANDY KALP rkalp@coastnewsgroup.com PHOTOGRAPHER DANIEL KNIGHTON dan@pixelperfectimages.net


BILL ARBALLO Eye on the Coast

completed, Rancho Santa Fe Irrigation District will be able to expand its recycled water system. Currently it’s going to street medians, the golf course, parks and landscape areas. It will serve Fairbanks Ranch.

LAURIE SUTTON lsutton@coastnewsgroup.com

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Chabad at Rancho Santa Fe hosts open house By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Chabad at Rancho Santa Fe held an open house recently so that prospective students and their parents could get a taste of its Hebrew School and meet the staff. “We have more prospective parents coming in,” said Devorah Raskin, Hebrew School teacher. “There are a lot of brand new faces coming to our community.” During the recent open house, held on July 7, Devorah Raskin was teaching the children how to make Challah, a special bread used in Sabbath dinners. The Pearson kids, Jordan, 4, and Jacob, 6, got the opportunity to slip into aprons and form the braided designs of the bread before baking. They also got to work with flour and ended up with a lot of it on their faces, but they were having fun while learning a little about kosher cooking. Their grandmother Luna Garzon and their nanny, Divina Palumbo, took part in the fun too. “When they have an event here, we come,” Garzon said. “Devorah is so sweet and the kids lover her. Garzon said she thinks it is important for children to learn about their heritage. “It gives them something to believe in,” she

Jacob Pearson, 6, gets a hand with his dough.

Jonah Mannis, 10, is an old hand at making Challah and finishes in record time.

HANDS ON Luna Garzon and Divina Palumbo take the opportunity to get hands on with Challah. Photos by Patty McCormac

said. Jonah Mannis, 10, is already an old hand at making Challah, finishing his bread in record time. Next Devorah Raskin read to the children a cautionary tale about making the bread and adding too much yeast. She said she enjoys making Challah for her family. “My kids love it too,”

she said. She said she started the school by tutoring students individually, but as word spread, more parents wanted their children to undergo the training. Currently there are about 10 students ranging from preschool age to 12 years old who take the training after school. Hebrew School is divided by ages. The First Taste

Program is for children age 4 to 6. Through song, art and drama, the child learns about the Torah, holidays and language. Hebrew School is for students ages 7 to 13. Students learn to read and write Hebrew and “gain an appreciation for the whys and hows of contemporary Jewish life,” said a brochure about the classes. Students can also take

special classes to prepare him or her for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. “It is our purpose to make learning fun again,” Rabbi Levi Raskin said. The Rancho Santa Fe Chabad is an offshoot of the San Diego Chabad, which is headquartered in Scripps Ranch. The local branch Jordan Pearson, 4, gets a hand slipopened in 2006 with a ping into an apron from teacher TURN TO HEBREW ON A22

Devorah Raskins before making Challah.



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Honors program approved By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe School Board approved a pilot program that will discontinue the practice of separating students into honors and nonhonors classes at the middle school level. “Given the high level of achievement of the majority of RSF students, staff believes that all ELA (English Language Arts) and grade-level math courses should be taught at a level equivalent of an honors course at many other schools,” Assistant Superintendent Cindy Schaub told the board at its July 1 meeting. She said that research shows that exposing all students to the high level of rigor, opportunities and interaction with their higher performing peers, will give the students exposure to new ideas and opportunities to rise to a higher level scholastically and personally. “When more than 85 percent of our students score proficient or advanced on the California Standardized Test (CST), honors classes may not be necessary,” Superintendent Lindy Delaney said. “Our goal is to differentiate instruction in each class so we meet at their specific performance level.” The idea is to raise the learning bar for everyone and help push lower performing students to new heights with a higher level of conversation and the TURN TO HONORS ON A21

Foundation for Women plans luncheon LA JOLLA — Mark your calendars for the 12th annual Foundation for Women’s Honoring the Women in Our Lives luncheon at Liberty Station in Point Loma on Sept. 24. The foundation is proud to have Mariatu Kamara, author of acclaimed book “The Bite of the Mango,” as a guest speaker. More information can be found at the Foundation for Women’s new website at www.foundationforwomen. org. On July 9, Foundation for Women hosted a celebration at the La Jolla Country Club celebrating all the progress they have made in Africa. The group acknowledged its major donor, Ann Lovell, who recently visited Foundation for Women Liberia. For more information, contact Kristi Pennington at k r i s t i @ fo u n d a t i o n fo r women.org or at (858) 4830400.

MATERIAL GIRLS Mimi Dessert, sales manager at Re-Gallery, helps Reyna Lyles, Amanda Christmas and SEW WHAT? Nick Baltins looks on as Lester Corral sews together Charise Miller create their own fabric from material scraps. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

scrap material Baltins put together to create handmade fabric. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Gallery owner turns trash into collectible art By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — It’s been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Lester Corral has taken that concept to a whole new level with Re-Gallery, his Solana Beach business that

specializes in artifacts made from reclaimed materials that are “revisioned and repurposed” to create sustainable art. Designed with the environment in mind, the one-of-akind pieces at Re-Gallery

range from sculptures crafted from scrap wood to handbags created with discarded fabric and jewelry made out of watch parts or old records. In addition to displaying Corral’s works, the gallery in Cedros Design District show-

cases artifacts by local artists and provides instruction for developmentally delayed students interested in working with reclaimed materials. Corral, who grew up in Imperial Valley, is a 2006 graduate of San Diego State,

where he earned a degree in applied design with an emphasis in furniture design. “At school we did a lot of experimental stuff with ceramics, textiles, jewelry and TURN TO GALLERY ON A18

Many hands work together to save local animals By Lillian Cox

OCEANSIDE — An adoption fair hosted by Mission Animal and Bird Hospital will take place at 3 p.m. July 18. The event is being held to make room for dogs confiscated from Alice Via of Boxer Rescue San Diego that are being temporarily housed at San Diego County Animal Control’s Central Shelter. Pets that will be available for adoption include 12 toy-sized dogs such as a Pomeranian mix, a poodle mix, a Chihuahua and an 8month Yorkie. Also looking for permanent homes are an adult lab mix, a partially deaf white boxer, two cats, a kitten, three parakeets and a dove. Adoptions are handled through Boxers N Birds Rescue, which is operated by Linda Hamilton, who is also hospital administrator. Hamilton reports that she has collaborated with Via on rescues for more than seven years. “Alice is a dear, sweet lady,” Hamilton said. “She’s dedicated her life to helping animals. Most of the time she was sending dogs our way. It was a very cooperative relationship.” In March, Via was arrested on suspicion of felony animal neglect, along with misdemeanor counts of failing to provide veterinary care, poor sanitation and having an illegal kennel which housed 60 boxers and Chihuahuas. Upon hearing the news, Hamilton said her initial concern was to help exit dogs from the county shelter. She reports having space for 40 dogs in a vacant building that housed the hospital until operations moved into a new state-of-the-art facility seven months ago. “We are on a wait list for six Chihuahuas and two boxers from the county shelter,” Hamilton said. “They will be

tal issues. They will also have received all vaccinations, heartworm prevention and Frontline flea control. Prospective owners will be screened before being approved to adopt an animal. A donation is requested in lieu of an established fee. Hamilton began her allbreed rescue group several years ago when she began exiting animals tagged for euthanasia at the county shelter due to medical issues. “My husband and I had the means and would pay for their care,” she said. “I had support from my children as well.” Hamilton reports that Dr. Robert Cartin, who owns the hospital, also collaborated on the effort by donating his time, medicine, supplies and use of facility. “Last year we helped more than 100 shelter animals,” Hamilton said. “All received medical care and were placed in homes.” When Mission Hospital moved to its new home Hamilton said that Cartin offered the old building as a permanent home for the rescue group. The facility is equipped with12 indoor runs and 40 stainless steel kennels that can accommodate more than 50 dogs, cats and birds. PUPPY LOVE Linda Hamilton is hospital administrator at the Mission Animal & Bird Hospital in Oceanside. “We have applied for Hamilton is holding C.B., a Chihuahua who is recuperating from a broken leg, and Mighty Mouse, an 8-month- our 501 (c) 3 status and are old Yorkie. Both dogs will be available for adoption July 18 at 3 p.m. at the hospital, which is located at 655 Benet Rd., the southwest corner of Highway 76 and Benet Rd. The event is being held in order to make room for dogs temporarily housed at San Diego County Animal Control’s Central Shelter who were confiscated from Alice Via, founder, Boxer Rescue San Diego. Photo by Lillian Cox

the first to be transferred because they need medical care. If there are more, we can take them.” On July 10, animal trainer and behaviorist Randy Abbott, and his wife Anya, recruited a team of men from the Fellowship Center in Escondido to help prepare the older building for the arrival of new dogs. “They scrubbed down the walls and floors with deck

and brushes,” Hamilton said. “Then they opened and washed the cabinets and helped us throw away things so we could bring the dogs to an environment that was clean and comfortable.” Hamilton added that volunteers will work in shifts to care for the animals. Prior to being adopted, all animals will have been spayed or neutered as well as treated for medical and den-



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‘Hit the Road’ visits wineries in Napa and Sonoma areas I had read the warnings and they go something like this: If you visit California’s Napa/Sonoma wine country, do not try to visit too many wineries in one day. Choose two or three and stick to the plan or you’ll go crazy. Well, OK, I added that last part about going crazy because we almost did. Driving north through Napa Valley on Highway 29 recently, my husband and I got dizzy trying to read all the signs marking the various

E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road wineries. Some we recognized — most we didn’t — and now I know why. There are more than 1,000 wineries in Napa/Sonoma, according to the Wine Institute, and volumes have been written about them, so where to begin?

The bad news is that I can’t answer that question for you. The good news is that I can tell about four wineries, all of which I’d recommend. Each has wine worth sampling and a rich history that has shaped this valley of vineyards. — Long Meadow Ranch Winery (St. Helena) This tasting room is just south of St. Helena’s historic downtown. Visitors sample in a beautifully renovated clapboard Victorian that sits adjacent to

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WARM AND INVITING The tasting room at Buena Vista Carneros Winery is but a few minutes from Sonoma’s historic town square. The grapes are grown on a nearby 1,000 acres, the largest estate in the Carneros region. The acres are subdivided into 100 blocks, each unique in soil, weather and farming techniques. The area is ideal for growing cool-climate grapes like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Merlot. Photo by E’Louise Ondash

majestic redwood trees. We found the Sauvignon Blanc to be just as described by our hostess Donna Smith: “like summer in a bottle.” I’m no expert, so I defer to my husband on the 2004 and 2005 Cabernet Sauvignons, which he pronounced as excellent. Just few steps away is the

Farmstead Restaurant, a unique sister enterprise that I’ll address in next column. Preview: It’s not be missed. Visit www.longmeadowranch.com for more information. — Ehlers Estate (St. Helena) Kevin Morrisey clearly loves being manager

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of this certified organic vineyard that surrounds the historic winery building. He smiles broadly when talking about its mission — to fund the Fondation Leducq, a French charitable organization based in Paris and Boston that funds heart disease research. Ehlers claims land at the narrowest point in Napa Valley, taking advantage of the winds that pull in morning fog to nourish the grapes and prevent sunburn. The grapes are happily attended at all stages by two families of workers, rather than bringing in contract crews for harvesting and pruning. The “1886” Cabernet Sauvignon is divine. Visit www.ehlersestate.com for more information. — Buena Vista Carneros (Sonoma) This winery sits minutes from Sonoma’s historic town square in a lush, leafy glen, and offers a cool, dark tasting room — a welcome respite on a hot summer day. I will forever remember what I learned from Quinn Martin, a human encyclopedia on food and wine pairing. Let me clarify; I won’t remember everything (thank goodness for the printed summary), but I now have an TURN TO HIT THE ROAD ON A18

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Cart barn fire at Fairbanks Ranch RANCHO SANTA FE — Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District were called to a structure fire July 5 at 10:21 p.m., in the 14000 block of San Dieguito Road. After forcing entry into the golf cart storage facility at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and Golf Course, firefighters discovered that the fire had damaged two golf carts, but was kept in check by the fire sprinkler system. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames. Damage was estimated to be approximately $25,000. San Diego Fire is investigating the cause of the incident. “This incident clearly demonstrates the importance of properly working fire sprinkler systems,” said Rancho Santa Fe Fire Chief Nick Pavone. “If not for the sprinkler system activating, the fire would have been much worse and the building could have been a total loss.”

Toastmasters achieves Distinguished Club status RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters was honored with the title “Distinguished Club.” This was accomplished by having two members complete their Competent Communicator manual of 10 speeches, have all officers complete required training, recruit four new members and have 20 members in the club. Because the club earned recognition as a Distinguished, Toastmasters World Headquarters will send club President Laura Akers a ribbon for display on the club banner and a congratulatory letter. The club’s officers also will be invited to attend the Club Leadership Luncheon held during the International Convention in August, where they will be recognized for the club’s achievement. Dave Carroll, Toastmasters District 5 governor, and Woodrow Wilson, Northern Division governor, were among the Toastmaster dignitaries attending a celebratory meeting at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center on June 29 to recognize this achievement. Toastmaster meetings are Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. Contact Laura Akers at (858) 8760066 or lakersrsf@ gmail.com.

BREAK IT DOWN Two-year-old Sebastian Gonzales and Kayla FAMILY FUN Del Mar residents Ivan Bajdarvanov and his 4-year-old twins, Vanessa, left, and Mia, enjoy Fritsvold, 4, attempt a new form of team break dancing. some family time as The Smart Brothers entertain the crowd during a July 8 Concerts at the Cove performPhoto by Bianca Kaplanek ance at Fletcher Cove Park. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Solana Beach Thursday concert series continues By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Despite overcast skies and a chilly breeze, music fans young and old filled Fletcher Cove Park on July 8 to listen

to the acoustic sounds of The Smart Brothers. The Carlsbad band was the fifth of 11 performances scheduled for the third annual Concerts at the Cove series,

a free, community-oriented event sponsored by Belly Up Tavern, the Solana Beach Community Foundation and the city. Concerts will be held

Thursdays through Aug. 19 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Remaining performers this month are Alyssa Jacey on July 22 and Josh Damigo on July 29. Scheduled to appear in

August are Joanie Mendenhall, Jasmine Commerce and Alex Woodard on Aug. 5,Aug. 12 and Aug. 19, TURN TO CONCERT ON A18

Rescued black bear cub makes Julian his home ALPINE — For seven years, Lions, Tigers & Bears, the animal sanctuary located in Alpine, has rescued injured, abandoned and abused wild game, mostly big cats, but they have never had a bear — until now. That fact changed over the holiday weekend when founder Bobbi Brink received an urgent call from California Fish & Game, asking for her help. The yearling black bear, weighing 60 pounds and named “Liberty” by the children of Fish & Game Field Agent Kevin Brennan who rescued the animal, was brought to Lions, Tigers & Bears on July 4 to help save the young bear’s life. Every year, as yearlings leave their mothers, many wander into campgrounds where severely threatens their chances of survival. Brennan, who captured

Liberty at the Mankar campground in the Mt. Baldy area, said visitors who think it’s a good idea to feed these young animals don’t realize they’re signing a death warrant for the animal. “A fed bear is a dead bear,” said Brennan, urging the public to use restraint. “Enjoy seeing the bears, take a picture, but please don’t interact with them or feed them.” Once dependent on humans for food, these bears continue to frequent the campgrounds and become a danger to campers. At this point, Fish & Game is called in, but the bears cannot be relocated or rehabilitated, and the only solution is euthanasia — with numbers OH MY! Lions, Tigers & Bears, the big-animal sanctuary in Alpine, is seeking $100,000 in donations within reaching anywhere from six the next few weeks to build an expanded enclosure for Liberty, the young black bear rescued from the Mt. to 12 young bears euthanized Baldy area. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Lions, Tigers & Bears website at www.lionstigersandbears.org. Courtesy photo


Local skater heads cross-country on his board for charity By Alyx Sariol

RANCHO SANTA FE — While most college students spend their summer break relaxing by the pool or hanging out with friends, a group of skateboarders are making the most of their vacation — all in the name of a good cause. Armed with their trusty skateboards, 20-year-old Ari Mannis and four others officially embarked July 12 on their highly anticipated Skate Across the USA, which is taking place to raise money for charity. The group has two sponsors, Subsonic Skateboard Company and GFH Boards, and they’re asking for individual donations to help them reach their goal. They will be longboarding relay-style from coast to coast — nearly 3,000 miles total — in support of San

Diego Youth Services and riding,” Mannis said. “I’ve ClubXcite, both of which ben- skated well over 50 miles in a efit at-risk youth. day before, but never back to “The donations will be back. It should be interestused to provide chiling.” dren with consistent Skate Across the USA riders will and positive mentorbe filmed as they ing services by travel across the ClubXcite mentors,” country to create a said Mannis, who documentary once mentors with the the trip is completed. program that is run During the course of by his close friend, the trip, the team Stefan Hochfilzer. will also be blogging The team’s goal to keep people is to raise $20,000 ARI MANNIS updated on their through the trip that will take them on a pre- whereabouts and how they’re planned route from Newport, doing. “We’re going to try and Ore., to New York. The group hopes to cover 100 to 150 post as many updates as we miles each day and will sleep can,” Mannis said. “Not just in tents at RV parks and for people who want to follow campgrounds along the way. the trip, but for us too, so we “Each one of us will be can always remember it.” skating 30 miles a day on a Although Mannis’ Skate specialty board from Subsonic Across the USA concept was that’s made for long distance not originally planned as a

trip for charity, he jumped at the chance to proceed in the name of a good cause when it was suggested he do so by Hochfilzer. Through their experience mentoring at-risk youth in San Diego, Mannis and Hochfilzer arranged for proceeds to support ClubXcite mentors at San Diego Youth Services, which is a nonprofit organization.

“Hopefully we’ll start a trend and people will follow in our footsteps by doing something they love and supporting good causes at the same time,” Mannis said. Follow along with Mannis and his team of skaters online at www.skate acrossusa.com. Donations can also be made on the site and will go directly to San Diego Youth Services.


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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS before 3 p.m. July 1.

crime REPORT

CHEAP DATE Someone reportedly stole two bottles of wine and an iPod from a vehicle parked on Ocean Street in Carlsbad sometime before noon July 1. CARS RANSACKED Two vehicles parked on Nightshade Road in Carlsbad were reportedly ransacked sometime before 11:30 a.m. July 1.

A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Randy Kalp A report for the week of June 29, 2010 to July 6, 2010 DOWNWARD


Soul of Yoga on Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas was reportedly burglarized sometime between 7:30 p.m. July 2 and 8:15 a.m. July 3 of $150. CASH STOLEN Someone reportedly stole $6,000 from a vehicle parked on Canyon Drive in Solana Beach sometime after 9:30 p.m. July 3. NOT KID FRIENDLY City Kids on North El Camino Real in Encinitas was reportedly robbed around 1:45 p.m. July 4. LIKE THE MOVIES La Casita Video on Leucadia Boulevard in Encinitas was reportedly burglarized around 2 a.m. June 30. BLOCKBUSTED The Blockbuster on Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas was reportedly burglarized around 2:30 a.m. June 30 of two televisions and miscellaneous recording equipment.

DOWN ON MAIN STREET Leucadia 101 Main Street Association on North Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas was reportedly burglarized around 4:45 a.m. June 30 of a computer valued at $1,100. MOTIVE? Someone reportedly stole 15 dealer license plates from a car dealership on Paseo Del Norte in Carlsbad sometime


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A business in the 1000 block of Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad was reportedly burglarized sometime before 10 a.m. July 2 of $2,000. AROUND MIDNIGHT A robbery reportedly occurred around midnight July 2 at the Rite Aid on Plaza Drive in Oceanside. TUNE UP Oceanside Auto Service #2 on Mission Avenue in Oceanside was reportedly burglarized sometime between 5 p.m. June 30 and 6 a.m. July 1.

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Feliciano Gonzalo Alfonso them in their home in California. Cabero is wanted for his alleged In October 1998, Cabero allegedly involvement in the attempted attacked the victims with a knife murder of an elderly woman and reportedly following a dispute. her son in Huntington Beach, The victims were seriously Calif. Cabero was born Jan. 16, injured, but they survived. 1972, in Spain. He is 5 feet 7 inchCabero was charged with es tall and weighs 125 pounds. attempted murder by the Cabero is likely to visit Spain, Superior Court of California, and Mexico, Peru and other Spanisha state warrant was issued for his FELICIANO speaking countries. However, he arrest on Oct. 21, 1998. A federal CABERO speaks English. Cabero reportedly arrest warrant was issued on Nov. is schizophrenic. 13, 1998, after Cabero was charged federally Cabero reportedly met the victims with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. while travelling in Peru. In August 1998, the If you know of Cabero’s whereabouts, victims allowed Cabero to come and stay with contact the nearest FBI office.

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Randy Kalp The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of June 29, 2010 to July 6, 2010.

ENCINITAS Petty Theft 1, Burglary 4, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 1 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 0, Burglary 1, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0 DEL MAR Petty Theft 1, Burglary 3, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 5, Burglary 9, Vandalism 5, Assault 1, Grand Theft 4, Robbery 0 SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 6, Burglary 10,Vandalism 5, Assault 0, Grand Theft 4, Robbery 0 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 2, Burglary 2, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0 VISTA Petty Theft 5, Burglary 7, Vandalism 3, Assault 1, Grand Theft 6, Robbery 1

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Mistrial in DUI deaths of 2 couples By Randy Kalp

VISTA — A judge declared a mistrial July 6 in the case of a woman accused of killing two North County couples during a head-on collision. San Diego Superior Court Judge Runston Maino made the decision after jurors informed him last week that they were deadlocked 11-1 in favor of guilt that Deanna Fridley had been the driver and under the influence of alcohol and drugs when the accident occurred Dec. 14, 2007, near Pala Casino. Fridley’s attorney, James Boyd, had requested the mistrial, while prosecutor Brenda Daly asked the judge to replace the lone holdout juror with one of the alternatives and restart the deliberations. “I’m really happy,” said Boyd, adding that he was pleased they were able to convince at least one person that his client wasn’t driving. Fridley, who was criminally charged a month after the accident with four counts of murder, has maintained she was not behind the wheel of the GMC Yukon at the time of the fatal collision. The 26-year-old testified she and her passenger, Anthony Boles, switched positions in the vehicle shortly after leaving Pala Casino because she realized she was too impaired to drive; a surveillance tape from the casino shows Fridley entering the driver side of the Yukon around 11:47 p.m. — approximately three minutes before the crash occurred. Daly alleged Fridley was traveling around 85 mph on state Route 76 when she lost control of the SUV and slammed into a Toyota Camry killing Jesus De Santiago, 45, and his wife, Lina De Santiago, 46, of Escondido and Vista couple Luis Baez, 51, and his wife, Rubi Baez, 46. “It’s disappointing and it’s frustrating,” said Daly regarding the mistrial. The District Attorney’s office will retry the case. A status conference was held July 15. Fridley, a member of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, remains in custody on $3 million bail. She faces four 15 years to life in prison terms if convicted as charged.

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PLASTIC SURGERY OF BREAST & BODY AND MOMMY MAKEOVERS A 1979 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland Medical School, Dr. Laverson trained in General Surgery at UCLA and Los Angeles County Hospitals and in Plastic Surgery in New York. Dr. Laverson is certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has been in the private practice of plastic surgery in North San Diego County since 1993. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Passionate about achieving the best possible results for his patients, adopting the name "Feel Beautiful" for his practice rather than his own name is Dr. Laverson's way of saying that his goals are the same as his patient's. His specialty is fine anatomical adjustment to improve appearance of the nose, eyes, lips, face, neck, breasts, and body. Published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Dr. Laverson incorporates both innovative and traditional proven techniques as needed to produce the desired result. He operates at Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organization facilities, and maintains an excellent record of success and safety, achieved by his exclusive Dr. Steve Laverson focus on one special person at a time.

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Dr. Brian J. Reagan, Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, is honored to be a member of the North County medical community and is thrilled with the recent opening of his state-of-the-art office and MedSpa True Beauty in Carlsbad. A graduate of Revelle College/UCSD, Dr. Reagan sought out the finest training in the country before returning in 2000. While at Cornell Medical College, he conducted award-winning research in wound healing and was honored by the American College of Surgeons. Later, while at The University of Texas at Southwestern (considered by many to be the best in the country), Dr. Reagan trained with some of the country's brightest minds and published on topics such as facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty. Since returning to San Diego, Dr. Reagan has received numerous accolades from both peers and public including Top Plastic Surgeon (San Diego Magazine and La Jolla Light), Combined Health Agencies - Health Hero, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts - Founders Award, and Health Care Finalist - San Diego Business Journal. He has been an invited speaker nationally regarding facial rejuvenation and was featured in the New York Times article "A Face from an Infomercial". As a member of the Hot Topics Committee of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Reagan critically evaluates the latest techniques and technologies in order to offer his patients the best care available. Dr. Reagan will be talking about the latest buzz in facial rejuvenation...the mini-facelift. If you watch television, then you've seen the commercials. Come find out what is real, what is myth, and what you need to know Dr. Brian Reagan before choosing this type of surgery!

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Face the world, beautifully…with the help of a surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Mario S. Yco. Dr. Yco has over 20 years of experience and offers today's most innovative facial plastic surgery procedures. He is double-board-certified in both otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. His educational background includes Internal Medicine internship at L.A. County/U.S.C. Medical Center, General Surgery residency at Kaiser Hospital San Francisco, and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (including Facial Plastic Surgery) residency at Naval Hospital, San Diego. He attended San Diego State and U.C. San Diego prior to receiving his medical degree from U.C. San Francisco. (Dr. Yco spent 9 years in the U.S. Navy, 4 years as a navy corpsman.) The result is the ultimate combination for you: the attention to detail that comes from a surgeon who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and the safety that comes from a specialist who has completed extensive training and research in his field. With his additional training in head and neck surgery, Dr. Yco is an expert at today's most advanced face-lift and neck-lift techniques. He can reverse the effects of aging on the face and neck without it looking tight or unnatural. Dr. Yco's artistry cannot only improve the way you look, it can change the way you feel about yourDr. Mario S. Yco self. Creating beauty…one face at a time.

Dr. Susan Shimomaye is a board certified dermatologist of Dermatologist Medical Group of North County for over 20 years. She graduated from UCLA Medical School, and completed double residency training in internal medicine and dermatology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatology Surgery, and was voted Top Dermatologist in San Diego in 2008 amongst peer physicians. Skin is the largest organ of our body and encounters many changes as we age. These changes include pigmentation changes such as brown spots, redness from numerous blood vessels, wrinkles from loss of collagen, large and clogged pores, and precancers. Dr. Shimomaye will focus on noninvasive treatments. Individual dark spots and diffuse brown patches on face can be treated topically or with the Candela V Beam Laser. Fine blood vessels on the face can also be treated with the Candela V Beam Laser. This is very helpful in treating cosmetically the diffuse redness on cheeks and nose in patients. Another treatment of lentigo simplex, surface blood vessels, and wrinkles is the Fraxel Repair Laser. This laser rejuvenates the surface and tightens the deep layers of the skin; and can heal faster than unfractioned laser peels or deep chemical peels. Treatments of wrinkles include FDA-approved restylane and juvederm to fill sunken areas of skin and depressed scars. This is injected in wrinkled areas around the smile lines, cheeks, lips, frown lines and depressed acne scars. Another type of filler substance is called Radiesse - injected into moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Another noninvasive treatment of wrinkles is injecting botox or dysport (muscle relaxing agents) blocking muscle contraction. Thus lines and Dr. Susan Shimomaye wrinkles are smoothed out.


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My thoughts coming off of a two-week vacation MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch I don’t have anything to write this week. It’s a first. I am sitting here staring at a blank page with nothing materializing. That’s rare when that happens. Usually, I’m brimming with ideas, stories that my heart seems it must reveal in my next column. This week? Nothing is coming to me, except just to be honest with my readers. I was thinking about a few things while I was relaxing on a two-week vacation. Some ideas that seemed rather important to share, or rather lessons I am still learning myself. I’ve been thinking that there are many signs in this world. I don’t think most us pay attention to the immediate ones, and we miss obvious moments that are ours to create. I’m not talking about road signs. I’m talking about signs from up above that validate our journey, or rather give us direction when we need it. Another thing I’ve been thinking about is have you ever noticed the more favors you give the more others expect from you in return? What is up with that? I am learning to be more sparing with my favors. I have learned to say “No.” If you can’t be there, just say no and don’t overextend yourself. I’m sure your calendar is already full. Take this advice from someone who usually commits herself with too many stories. Choose sparingly. Don’t become overwhelmed with a schedule when life is really meant to be simplified (do think Forrest Gump here). Drink tea instead of espresso. I’ve also been thinking how much I just absolutely love life, and how blessed I am to be here with all of my friends and loved ones. I just have been so grateful lately for what I have instead of hoping for more. Guess what? I find there is less to complain about. We sometimes miss out on great moments because we are busy wanting more. “Be grateful for less and you won’t miss the rest.” I just coined that phrase even if it sounded a bit cliché. The main thing is, take some time out of your life to watch “Seinfeld.” Yes, that’s right. Or your favorite comedy that just makes you belt out a really deep laugh. I hear that sort of laughter fights off cancer. I hear it heals just about everything. So make sure you take some time to laugh. Loosen up a bit and stop taking everything so seriously. The world will survive if you do happen to make a mistake. Everything is not resting upon your shoulders. Be at one place at a time. Dare to inspect the beauty in a single blade of grass while you are in a rush to your next appointment. Stop spending so much time on your cell phone. Learn to be with yourself alone and your idle thoughts in the car instead. Then listen to some amazing music that inspires your mood. We don’t always have to be hooked to our iPhone. Have the courage to be

without the latest gadget. And, I shall end with this: Don’t make yourself too available. Don’t always say yes. Learn to be quiet. Learn to smile. Learn to be nice. Learn to say the words, “I love you more,” and don’t forget to tell your parents they are the greatest in the world. After all, they did give you life. It’s nice to be back under the eucalyptus trees. I missed you, Rancho Santa Fe.

Out of town (Please note, for the last two weeks I have been gone from Rancho Santa Fe and this Around Town is featured in Spirit Lake, Iowa). On June 23, My husband, Jackson and I drove to the Amtrak station to catch my 6:45 a.m. train to Los Angeles. The night before, I suddenly wondered if it were actually possible to make the train, the shuttle to LAX and board the plane all on in one day. Then I realized, yes, trains are always on time. So you can just see my expression when another passenger informed me that there had been a homicide on the train tracks only a few hours earlier. What a bad omen, I thought (I’m a little superstitious). I asked him,“You’re kidding right?”I envisioned a crew like the “CSI: Miami: forensic team somewhere down the tracks completing their investigation, while hundreds of travelers were stranded at the train stations. What ended up happening was I took Robin home,then jumped on the freeway, and drove to the airport. Later, it was determined that a man was just hit by a train and the homicide theory was ruled out. If you are wondering, we did make the plane. An odd sense of relief came over me as I held my son’s hand, while we ascended and disappeared into the white clouds. On June 24, I woke up at my parents’ house feeling quite pleased to be on vacation. I hadn’t been back to the Midwest during the summer in almost five years. Let me set the record straight on Iowa because I know what you are thinking. You are thinking miles of corn and how boring. Yes, normally that would be right, except where my family lives. Spirit Lake and Lake Okoboji is sort of like the “Aspen of Iowa,” but in reverse. Just like Aspen in the wintertime, Spirit Lake has more than 250,000 tourists a year visit its breathtaking natural lakes during the summer. After being a native Californian (Ha!) for 21 years,I

CORRECTION Pictured above is Dr. Larry Pollack. In my last column his name was spelled incorrectly. My apologies! Visit his website for more information at www.delmarplasticsurgery.com. Photo by Machel Penn Shull VOWS BY THE LAKE The wedding ceremony took place right on the lake. Courtesy photo

still am proud to be from the Midwest. It’s quite pleasant to see natural green grass grow without the need of irrigation or a pack of gardeners attending to manicured lawns. It’s wonderful to breathe in fresh air, and enjoy natural beauty outside of a semi-arid desert. Think “Norman Rockwell” here. Spirit Lake has this pristine quality that leads you to believe maybe you don’t have a care in the world. I snapped a cute photo of my brother Billy and Jessica with their youngest son,Henry,on my first day. I love my brother! On June 25, I attended my sister’s bachelorette party with my niece Lauren Chapman and my soon-to-bestep-niece Mia Howard. We all went to Barefoot Bar to meet my sister with her other close friends to help celebrate her betrothal to J.D. Howard. Before we left, I captured a photo of the bachelor party guys, Steven and J.D. Howard, with my uncle Timothy and my brother Billy Penn. We had so much fun that evening. However, while my sister unwrapped her lingerie and naught presents, something wicked was brewing up just on the other side of the lake. Can you say tornado? After leaving the Midwest at the age of 18, I still have a tremendous fear of those deadly twisters. This truly had my heart racing. We had to relocate to a Mexican restaurant because the dark front was moving fast across the lake with bolts of lightening flashing across the sky. Once I was with tequila in hand, I felt somewhat more relaxed. That was, until the lights went out there, too. OK, I have to admit, I did scream out loud in the brief moment of terror. After huddling inside the restroom, the party

MOTHER & DAUGHTER MOMENT Micky Kay FATHER & SON My brother Billy with his son Penn with my sister Tracy Chapman Howard. Courtesy William James at the wedding. Photo by Machel Penn photo Shull

THEY DO! The bride and groom, Tracy and J.D. Howard, just after they said their vows. Courtesy photo

resumed. Let’s just say when the hail and the wind and lightening subsided, we rushed home as fast as we could. Well, I had them take me home, and their party continued on, without me. On June 26, I woke up and

SUMMER HAT FEATURE Lazaro wedding veil worn by my sister. Photo by Machel Penn Shulloto

realized today my sister is getting married ... and I must wear a salmon-colored dress. Yes, that’s right, salmon, but sort of rosy salmon. I must say the color was better than I thought. And, quite honestly, I would wear a gunny-sack for

Tracy. She rocks. First thing my sister and I did was make the floral arrangements. I helped her in the restroom downstairs strip all of the thorns from the roses. Two TURN TO MACHEL’S RANCH ON A22

HAPPY COUSINS Ranch resident Jackson Tuck BACHELORETTE PARTY FUN Dustin Beck, with his cousin Lyvia Chapman. Photo by Machel Penn Lauren Chapman and Mia Howard at my sister’s FAMILY My brother Billy with Jessica, and J.D. and Tracy relaxing at Shull bachelorette party. Photo by Machel Penn Shull the reception with me featured behind them. Courtesy photo

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Historical Society home tour set RANCHO SANTA FE — A spectacular tour of five iconic Ranch homes is being hosted by The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society on July 17. The tour will visit the homes known as La Paz, Casa Reina Ranch, La Gracia, The Townley home and the Wentzell home.

The $35 tour meets at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society at 12:30 p.m. for participants to pick up maps and nametags. Some of the homes and the tour is expected to last until 5 p.m. Casa Reina Ranch was used as a working cattle ranch and is adjacent to a

lagoon and an egret rookery. The Wentzell home, once the home of silent movie actress Corine Griffith, was reconstructed from two missions in Taos and Las Cruces, N.M., the pieces brought to San TURN TO TOUR ON A19



respectively. Attendees are welcome to bring beach chairs, blankets and picnic items. Alcohol, pets, tobacco and barbecue grills are prohibited. BARRELS OF ‘FUN’ General manager Kevin Morrisey gives a tour in the Ehlers barrel room. He takes great pride in telling visitors about the vineyard’s “socially responsible” approach to farming with earth-friendly, organic methods. Photo by E’Louise Ondash


unprecedented appreciation of what wine and food can do for each other. Martin spoke of balance, acids and tannins, sweet and salty, flavor and feel.We understood it all after sampling meat, olives and various cheeses with several Buena Vista wines. Do inquire about Buena Vista’s history and the resident ghosts of the caves (closed to tourists due to earthquakes, but you can peek through the gates.) Visit http://buenavistacarneros.co m for more information. — Landmark Winery (Kenwood/Sonoma County) Its history reaches only to 1974, but nonetheless holds a place in valley lore. Landmark was founded by the great-great-granddaugh-

ter of John Deere, inventor of the steel plow. A shiny model of a Deere tractor is displayed at the winery. In 1989, Landmark relocated to the scenic foothills of Sugarloaf Ridge, where it also began a new era of grape production and winemaking. Our host, Deanna Holzapfel, led us on a leisurely tour through the gardens, under large shade trees and to the airy tasting room, dominated by a towering mural, a whimsical depiction of a bug’s eye view of a vineyard. Visitors can stay overnight in a guest cottage or suite; both offer restful views of Sugarloaf Ridge. Landmark wines, often named for people and places dear to the Deeres, are listed among the Top 100 in WineMaker magazine. Visit www.landmarkwine.com for

more information. When to visit Napa/Sonoma is debatable. Summer weekdays are best to avoid crowds; the crush-rush (September/October) is exciting; and the post-crush days of November yield vineyards of crimson, orange and gold. All of these wineries host special events, concerts, tastings and tours throughout the year, so check their websites. For an excellent, detailed, wineproof map of Napa, Sonoma, Russian River, Healdsburg and Alexander valleys, visit www.mapeasy. com/products.cfm?location =61 . Next column: Wine country food. E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash@coastnewsgroup.com.

BUST A MOVE Five-year-old Roman Bolkovski of Solana Beach rocks out to an original tune by The Smart Brothers. Natalia Bolkovski said she comes to the Concerts in the Park “pretty much every Thursday” with Roman and his BABY’S FIRST CONCERT Santaluz residents James and Cassie twin brother, Alex. Photo by Weatherhead treat their first child, 8-week-old Kinsley, to her first concert. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek Bianca Kaplanek

he said. “And I can reinvent items that have been sitting in the back of a closet.” For example, he said he can turn an old, stained shirt with sentimental value into a custom handbag. About three years ago, Corral began teaching private art classes to developmentally challenged young adults. Eventually that expanded into group lessons. “I was really impressed by their work,” he said. “I share with them my techniques. But sometimes they teach me things.” Student artwork is displayed and available for purchase in the gallery.The open studio allows patrons to view art as it’s created by Corral and his students. Re-Gallery is a joint venture with Del Mar resident Andris Baltins, whose son, Nick Baltins, is one of Corral’s students. “We had a vision to educate the community to use reusable art,” Corral said of his partner. Nick Baltins, whose has Down syndrome, is also an ambassador for the gallery. He visits other businesses in the Cedros Design

District and tells them about Re-Gallery. “Art is my passion and I love people,” Nick Baltins said. “I’m Lester’s apprentice and he’s a good model. I like his humor. He has a good heart and a very good patience with me. And he’s fun to work with.” Corral also recently became involved with Fronteras Mexico. He and a group of artists from Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Spain are traveling to Mexico for five weeks to teach recycled art at an orphanage in Tijuana. Corral, the only American artist in the group, said he hopes to stay with the organization for its next project in Brazil. Re-Gallery will hold its grand opening from 5 to 10 p.m. July 23 at 348H S. Cedros Ave. In addition to showcasing the works of Corral, his students and other featured artists, the event will include music, food and art demonstrations. Private and group classes are available. Call (858) 259-2001 or visit www. regallery.org for more information.


To make a donation or volunteer call Hamilton at (760) 433-3763. looking for major donors to The Mission Animal & underwrite the cost of rent, Bird Hospital is located at a staff of four, medicine and 655 Benet Rd., on the southsupplies,” Hamilton said. west corner of Highway 76

and Benet Rd. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.missionanimal.com.

(It’s actually quite surprising no one has suggested a name change given the curhave Del Mar ZIP codes. And rent school board’s difficulty according to a map on the finding a superintendent it Del Mar website, even those wants to keep, but that is fodare outside city limits. der for another editorial.)

Meanwhile, let’s try to help our county’s tiniest city maintain its proper identity before, as one councilman predicted, businesses in Poway start using the name Del Mar.



woodworking,” he said. “I was getting a lot of recognition in textiles and woodworking.” After graduating, he started building furniture and working in restoration design at his woodshop near La Jolla. A desire to create truly original pieces led him to begin making his own fabric and upholstery. “I wanted to create something no one else had,” he said. “I used my imagination to create something that had never been seen before and couldn’t be duplicated.” Having “always been strong on the environment” and remembering all the scraps on the floor in his woodshop, Corral said he eventually realized “trash can be beautiful.” He salvages leftover materials from factories in Mexico, oftentimes collecting trash from their dumpsters. He also gets mistakes and samples from screen-printing companies to make fabric. “I take things people would normally throw away,”






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Beta blockers make it easier for the heart to do its work Dear Dr. Gott: Please explain what beta blockers are and what they do in certain medications. Dear Reader: A beta blocker, also known as a betaadrenergic blocking agent, is a medication designed to help reduce hypertension. The drug actually “blocks” the effects of epinephrine that stimulates the adrenal glands. This, in turn, makes the heart beat slower and easier. Some beta blockers affect the heart; others affect both the heart and blood vessels.Therefore,a physician will make an appropriate decision as to which one to prescribe. Drugs in this class are used to treat heart arrhythmias (irregularities), heart attack, migraine headaches, hyperthyroidism and a number of other conditions. They are not commonly prescribed for people with a diagnosis of asthma because of the possibility of triggering an attack. Side effects may occur in some people and can include insomnia, depression, shortness of breath and a temporary elevation in cholesterol levels. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Consumer Tips on Medicine.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at www.AskDrGottMD.com. Dear Dr. Gott: I have a problem that has become embarrassing for me. I am a healthy 43-year-old woman. I



“I simply misremembered it wrong.” He admitted that, contrary to his numerous public statements, he was not actually “in” the Iraq Desert Storm war; did not actually “command the Pentagon War Room” when he was assigned there as a Navy Reservist; and was not actually once Naval “Intelligence Officer of the Year.” He is now vying for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Barack Obama. — In May, Douglas Ballard and Joseph Foster were indicted for allegedly selling fraudulent loans in exchange for bribes, while they were vice presidents of the Atlanta-area “faith-based” Integrity Bank. The bank opened in 2000, touting Christian principles, giving Bibles to new customers, and encouraging prayer at employee gatherings. (The bank closed in 2008, thought then merely to be the victim of sour real-estate loans,and in fact the bank’s more-spiritual founder, Steven Skow, had left the bank by 2007.)

Not My Fault — (1) British actor Nicholas Williams, 33, was acquitted of domestic assault in June even though he had, among other things, “waterboarded” his girlfriend by pulling her shirt over her head and holding her under a shower during a two-hour rampage.

DR. GOTT Second Opinion am within normal weight, have no medical problems, and take only a multivitamin and calcium supplement daily. My problem is that my bangs have become very thin and I have a semi-bald spot at the top of that area. I also seem to be losing a lot of hair while showering. Is there anything I can eat, supplements or herbal remedies that I can take, or a procedure that can correct this problem or at least stop it from continuing? I have become self-conscious about this and hope you have some suggestions. I will truly try anything. Dear Reader: As I have stated in the past, there are a number of reasons for hair loss and female-pattern baldness. You might begin with blood tests, particularly of the B vitamins. While you indicate you take a one-a-day vitamin, biotin and B12 deficiencies are commonly the cause of the problem. Then there’s stress, hormonal changes, iron deficiency, a family history, specific skin diseases, some medications and a number of other possibilities. Read the fine print on your daily supplements to determine if thinning hair can be a minute but distinct possibility. If you color or otherwise treat your hair, use a blow-dryer, or get perms, I recommend you discontinue the practice. What should be understood, however, is that damage to your hair Williams persuaded the judge that the anti-smoking drug Champix made him unable to control himself or even to remember the events of that evening. (2) Laith Sharma, 49, admitted in June that he had stalked and fixated upon, “for marriage,” a 14-year-old girl in Windsor, Ontario, but doctors’ testimony won him a sentence of mere house arrest. Sharma, they said, suffers from the popularly known “maple syrup urine disease,” so-called because the excreted scent is a marker for brain damage that prevents impulse control. — Compelling Explanation: Tony Chrum was the one apprehended for allegedly buying $160 worth of cocaine from a man who turned out to be a police informant in Lincoln County, Mo., in May, but his brother, who is Winfield, Mo., police officer Bud Chrum, 39, was the mastermind. According to police and unknown to the informant, Bud had needed to replace 2 grams of cocaine from the police evidence locker because he had accidentally spilled something on it, and Tony agreed to help.

Our Litigious Society “If Google told you to jump off a cliff, would you?” asked a Fortune magazine columnist, describing the lawsuit filed in May by Lauren Rosenberg, asking for damages of more than $100,000

from harsh products has no impact on hair loss that results from a medical problem. Rule out all obvious possibilities. Then speak with your physician regarding the use of minoxidil, the only FDA-approved medication to combat hair loss. On the downside, it is an expensive treatment and once you discontinue it, the thinning and baldness will continue once again. Review your diet. If appropriate, consider adding walnuts, fish, soy, poultry and eggs. While there is no scientific evidence to substantiate the recommendation, green tea is a good source of antioxidants and may slow the progression. Good luck. Keep me informed. Dear Dr. Gott: I’m an 83year-old female. I take a weekly 70 milligrams alendronate sodium tablet for osteoporosis, 50 milligrams of bloodpressure medicine and 20 milligrams of a cholesterol medication. My doctor also has me on 600 milligrams calcium plus vitamin D two times a day to help build strong bones. My blood sugar since before I started taking alendronate was 108. Now it has jumped to 115. Do you think the medicine is the cause? I’m not too fond of that 70 milligrams sodium, and I don’t want to take it anymore. I figure it’s my body, and I say no. I will see my doctor in August. She will not be happy, but I really do not care. Dear Reader: The medication you have been prescribed (Fosamax) and the calcium with D supplement are both in the proper dosage to combat osteoporosis. I am against Google Maps after she was struck by a car. Rosenberg had queried the map service for a “walking route” between points in Park City, Utah, but a short stretch of the suggested route lacked sidewalks. Rosenberg was hit while walking in the street. Though Google and other map services “warn” users against walking in the street, Rosenberg’s route was delivered on her small Blackberry phone screen.

What About Our “Human Rights”? — Update: Odd Files reported in 2005 on a Welshman’s invention of the “Mosquito,” a device that emits an irritating, pulsating, very-highpitched noise and is marketed to shopkeepers to drive away loitering children and teenagers, since the pitch is audible to them but rarely to anyone older than in the mid20s (because audio range contracts as we age). In June, following an investigation, the Council of Europe (which oversees the European Court of Human Rights) declared the Mosquito a “human rights violation,” in that the sounds it emits constitute “torture.” — Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service announced a proposed anti-social behavior order against Ellis Drummond, 18, to prohibit him from wearing low-slung trousers in public that allow his underwear to show, but Drummond chal-

sure your prescribing physician indicated that you should take the alendronate with a full glass of water a half-hour prior to your first food of the day. It should not be taken at bedtime with food, mineral water, coffee, tea or juice, as these beverages will reduce the absorption of the medication. One inactive ingredient in the product is lactose, a sugar commonly found in milk that is used as a diuretic in some medications. I am uncertain exactly how much lactose is in alendronate but herein could be your problem. I read about one individual who was part of a 2009 study involving almost 50,000 men and women who indicated his or her sugar level rose 10 points and continued to rise while on alendronate. There was no further documentation or comment so I can only pass the information on to you. Beyond that observation, I have been unable to find any documented test studies that confirm elevated sugar levels in people who have been prescribed the medication. I assume you have bonedensity testing (DEXAs) on a timely basis and suggest you have another at the appropriate time. Determine any progress since being on the medication and then have a frank discussion with your primary-care physician about your concerns. If there is no improvement in your osteoporosis, perhaps she will be responsive to your discontinuance of the medication, even if it is only for a short trial period. In the interim, I cannot see that the calcium with vitamin D will do any harm and in fact, it might be just what the doctor ordered, if

you will excuse the pun. You have a right to make decisions regarding your health. Your doctor should either present an opposing view as to why the alendronate sodium should be continued, make a substitute to something you both agree upon, or she should go along with your decision. Perhaps an appointment with a nutritionist might even be appropriate. If there is no other basis for your elevated sugar counts, express your concerns. I can understand and support a physician taking aggressive steps to prevent fractures in a woman your age. Yet, if there is a direct connection to it causing the elevation, the last thing you need is to replace one medical problem with another. In the interim, exercise as much as possible and eat a healthful diet rich in fruits and vegetables. If questions still remain in your mind, request a referral for a second opinion. To provide related information, I am sending you copies of my Health Reports “Osteoporosis” and “Diabetes Mellitus.” Other readers who would like copies should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order for each report to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title(s) or print an order form off my website at www.AskDrGottMD.com. Doctor Gott is a practicing physician and the author of the book “Live Longer, Live Better” (Quill Driver Books, www.quilldriverbooks.com; (800) 6057176). Write him at Dr. Gott c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.


PET WEEK Jan is a 1-year-old, spayed, female, domestic short-haired feline with tigress stripes. She is full of zing, and is friendly enough for the whole family. She has litter box manners. Jan’s adoption fee is $75. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-todate vaccinations and microchip identification. Helen Woodward Animal Center kennels are open everyday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. lenged it in Bedford magistrates’ court. In May, Judge Nicholas Leigh-Smith ruled that such an underwear-suppressing order would violate Drummond’s “human rights.”

Least Competent People — Jihadists: They blow themselves up by mistake (such as Pakistani terrorist Qari Zafar did in June); they botch airline shoe- and underwear-bombing and buy the wrong fertilizer for urban car bombs; they brag too much; and they watch far too much

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.

Internet pornography. Evidence amassed by Daniel Byman and Christine Fair, writing in the July/August issue of The Atlantic, has led them to suggest that America and its allies should treat jihadists as “nitwits” rather than as “savvy and sophisticated killers” (the latter being an image that helps them with recruiting). It is possible, the authors conclude, that there has not been a truly competent jihadist terrorist since Mohammad Atta led the Sept. 11, 2001, missions.

La Costa man sentenced for fatal attack on ex-girlfriend By Randy Kalp

CARLSBAD — A judge on July 12 sentenced a La Costa man to 26 years to life in prison for murdering his on-again, off-again girlfriend in her North County home last July. Jonathan Scott French, 41, was convicted in May of the first-degree murder of 43-year-old Jennifer Stark, a popular North County court reporter. Stark’s teenage son found his mother with her throat slashed when he arrived home around 11:20 p.m. July 31, 2009. French, a medical supplies salesman, testified during the trial that the slaying was a spontaneous fatal assault, and asked the jury to find him guilty of voluntary manslaughter, which carries a lighter prison sentence than first-degree murder. On the night of murder, French testified he snapped after he found a text message from another man in Stark’s cell phone as they talked at her Carlsbad home. Earlier in the evening, he said they had gone out for dinner and drinks. In addition to the fatal cut to her throat, Stark had at least 13 superficial knife slices to her neck and suffered from bruising to her face and body from the attack, prosecutors said.



Diego on the flatbed of a railroad car. The La Gracia home, built in the 1940s, still has adobe and the original tile after a remodel. The La Paz home was built for Col. George Richardson, owner of The Inn in the late 1940s. The Morris and Catherine Townley home is a Lilian Rice original, on a 4.98-acre lot purchased from the Santa Fe Land Improvement Company in 1937. Reservations are required by calling (858) 7564291 or e-mailing rsfhistorical society@sbcglobal.net.



15 minutes before cleaning. Clean with a sponge or a mop. — Place disinfected rodents and debris into two plastic bags, seal them and discard in the trash. — Wash gloves in a bleach solution, then soap and water, and dispose of them using the same doublebag method. Thoroughly wash your bare hands with soap and water. For more information, contact the County Department of Environmental Health at (858) 694-2888 or visit www. sdcounty.ca.gov/deh/pests/ hantavirus.html.



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from discussing health concerns at a public hearing because of Sec. 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which states that local authorities cannot reject a request for wireless facilities based on health concerns if the facilities met the FCC’s regulations concerning radiofrequency (RF) emissions. “In short, federal law trumps local law.” Capt. Marvin Currier at Fire Station 24 in Carmel Valley saw Foster on the television and contacted her regarding his concerns about 24 antennas that were scheduled to be installed on his fire station roof. Foster said that fire stations were targeted for cell tower placement because cities collected thousands of dollars for leasing them to wireless companies, which would seek out the locations because they are almost always built near roads with high traffic volume, thus the signals serve commuters who are frequent cell phones users. Currier explained he had no funds for an attorney, and asked Foster if she would consider writing an appeal. “Again, because of Sec. 704 the Telecommunications Act, I had to write an appeal based on a safety issue and couldn’t touch the health issue,” she said. “One of the wireless companies gave up, so only four antennas were placed on the station.” She added that when she advised the other wireless company that she was going to conduct a health study of firefighters, they changed the configuration of the antennas to avoid directly impacting the firefighters. Foster’s advocacy for Station 24 resulted in being inundated with e-mails from around the world from firefighters living and working beneath cell towers who complained of depression, confusion and disorientation. In 2003, Foster began collecting lists of symptoms and stories from firefighters in Carpinteria, Calif., who had suffered since the installation of a very large cell tower beaming across their living and sleeping quarters five years earlier. Foster became so concerned she contacted Gunnar Heuser, M.D., PhD of Los Angeles, a world-renowned expert in the field of neurotoxicology. Heuser designed a study of objective neurological exams including SPECT scans of the Carpinteria firefighters’ brains. “In addition to showing brain abnormalities on the SPECT scans, the firefighters were shown to have slowed reaction time and difficulty making decisions,” Foster explained. “This is the last thing you want from your first responders.” In August, Foster traveled to Boston for the International Association of Firefighters convention. There she wrote and helped introduce Resolution 15, which called for a moratorium on the placement of cell towers on fire stations. The



JULY 16, 2010 measure passed with support from a coalition of firefighters from the United States and Canada. “We got the spirit of a moratorium on placing cell towers on fire stations across the U.S. and Canada, but we could not undo what was already done, and the cities continue to rent out their fire stations for revenue,” Foster said. “The ideal situation in this harsh economy is to place cell towers so they are not beaming directly across the living quarters of the firefighters who eat, sleep and work at the stations for up to 72 hours at a time. As for the fire station in Carpinteria, Nextel removed the mega tower and put in two smaller towers — one beaming north and one beaming south to cover eight lanes of traffic, Foster said. “This way the firefighters were no longer subjected to the intense RF radiation exposure, and they appear to be recovering much of their sharpness that was lost to them for years,” she added. Today, Foster is concerned with the proliferation of cell towers being placed on government buildings such as offices, animal shelters and schools as well as privately owned buildings. The mother of three, and grandmother of two, is challenging the public to demand that Congress repeal Sec. 704 the Telecommunications Act, which she says violates freedom of speech provided in the First Amendment. “These are tough economic times,” she said. “Landlords are compensated for allowing cell towers on their buildings but they don’t have to live or work there themselves.” She adds, “If this were benign, why has a wireless executive living in Rancho Santa Fe sheathed his entire house in copper? Copper and lead are the only two metals through which RF radiation does not penetrate.” Foster cautions that prior to developing a tumor, most victims present neurological symptoms. “The immune and central nervous system overlap more than any two systems in the body,” she said. “It’s a cumulative effect and depends what the dose is and the period of time exposed.” Foster recalls a threeway friendship that developed several years ago between herself and two purported victims of cell phone radiation, Mark Hart and Gibb Brower. “Mark was the head of an international company that manufactured cell phones,” she said. “He was given a prototype with a huge antenna. He had nocturnal seizures within six months and a glicoma within nine months. He died a week before Gibb.” Foster says Brower lived at the base of Mt. Soledad and used a cell phone continuously for 10 years in his work as a landscaper. “The last time I talked with Gibb was six days before his death in March 2003,” she recalls. “He said, ‘Hey, kid.You know what you have to do. You have to carry on the fight. I’ll be watching over you.”



work ethic of their peers, Delaney said. “In this scenario nothing would change for current honors students, in that all classes would be taught at the level of our current honors courses,” Schaub said. In the ELA course, each student will be taught at their independent reading level and the same with math, but the difference is the lower performing students will get intense tutoring. “In math, we will continue to offer an accelerated, above-grade-level course for students who meet all of the criteria,” Schaub said. “This course of study is very rigorous and only suitable for a small percentage of students. We use several assessment measures to determine eligibility for

these courses.” She said all the other students will be enrolled in a rigorous grade level course of study that ensures they are well-prepared for high school and will be on track to meet all the requirements for entrance into college. “We will also continue to offer a math support class for those students needing support and intervention to ensure success,” she said. Schaub said the district teachers agree that the new project should be win/win for everyone in that students who currently do not have the honors status do not push themselves and work to their potential and the new program will further the opportunity for leadership for those “honor students.” “Also, lower performing students can have unique and creative ways of

approaching a topic than a typical honors students might not,” she said. Currently, because of the small size of the school, students who are placed in one honors course, tend to stay with the same group for the rest of the day, in a way segregating them from the rest of the students, Delaney said. Board member Jim Depolo asked how it would work if all the students in one class are reading different books at their own level, and wondered how a student could have a meaningful and intellectual conversation with their peers. Schaub explained that many of the conversations would be the result of shared text read aloud. Depolo said great care should be taken that the accelerated students don’t end up teaching the slower children. “By raising the expec-

tations in all classes and better supporting the students who are not yet proficient, we have raise the bar for all students, not just a select few,” Schaub said. In other school board news, Delaney announced that in addition to her current responsibilities, she would also take over duties at middle school principal as a money-saving tactic. “I like middle school and I am looking forward to the opportunity,” Delaney said. Due to deep budget cuts by the state, expenses and staff had to be reduced for the upcoming school year. Depolo too liked the idea: “It’s a good fix and it will help with our budget as well.” Tim Ireland, project manager of the construction of the Rowe facilities, said that finishing the new school is on schedule.

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reach each level of number of minutes reading, they can come to the library to get a prize or a ticket for the grand drawing at the end of the program. “Also at each step along the way, they get free books,” Wilson said. This year again, they will be able to sign up for “Read For A Reason” and for every designated number of hours they read, they can help send food to the The Pet Food Bank and help buy 5,000 dog waste bag dispensers in an effort to keep dog waste out of the oceans. Wilson said that support from the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild and a yearly grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is invaluable in keeping the library and its activities fresh, fun and relevant.

are occupied,” Comstock said. “Some people wait until the very end before they pay.” Director Deb Plummer asked if in the long run, if the assessments are not paid, could the Association foreclose on a home? “The lien is the first step in the foreclosure process,” said Peter Smith, Association manager. Plummer said she heard on a NPR program about a home that was foreclosed upon by a homeowners association for the amount of the overdue fees which were



A colorful poster with this summer’s motto! Photo by Patty McCormac

“We try to make it a comfortable place for all ages,” Wilson said. “To promote the love of reading is what it is all about.” To learn more about the summer reading program, call (858) 756-2512 or visit www.sdcl.org.

Jordan Pearson, 4, works with bread dough. Photo by Patty McCormac



Chanukah party at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, the rabbi said. “It was wellattended,” he said. Since then the group has continued to grow to include about 100 members with about 35 being very active and attending services.

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The Rancho Santa Fe group is based in the Morgan Run Golf Course and Resort where it holds temple and for bigger events, they use the larger ballrooms at the resort.They have an active men’s club and women’s circle and now a growing Hebrew School for the children. “We are the only Jewish presence in Rancho Santa Fe,” Rabbi Raskin said.



bringing the total amount raised in three decades to more than $600,000. That’s an impressive accomplishment for six guys who were just looking for a way to pass time on the beach. Carl Bettis, John Manson, Pete Peters, Del Pifer, John Leslie and Bob O’Keefe became friends serendipitously. Two were roommates in college, where another was a student athlete. Two worked at an athletic club with a client who owned an Encinitas bar frequented by locals, including the group that would start what is believed to be the oldest beach event in North County. “We used to go down to the beach all the time in Del Mar,” Peters said. “There was a group of guys who came down every year before the track opened and they’d be playing this game called bocce ball. We kind of got intrigued with it “ “So we started playing bocce ball with these guys because it was a fun, competitive thing to do on the beach, which can get really boring sometimes,” Pifer said. “And you could actually have a beer and it wouldn’t impair your ability to play that much,” Leslie said. “Sometimes it helped,” added Mikki Bettis, widow of Carl “Mr. Bocce” Bettis, who passed away in 2007.


rope barrier to separate the public from the seals that are poaching on the Children’s Pool at La Jolla Cove will go through the normal process — which means it could take several weeks. Maybe a month or more. Now a lawyer who is representing a coppla animal rights groups has taken hizzoner to court saying that the emergency mandate meted out by a judge duzzn’t provide for slow motion.

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Rabbi Levi Raskin, holding daughter Chaya, 1, poses with parent Steve Mannis at the event. Photo by Patty McCormac

Hoodlums who trashed the area around Staples arena in L.A. after the Lakers won a national championship should be tossed in the slammer and kept there until they have paid every dollar for the damage they

nominal, but then it was sold on the courthouse steps for $3,000 and sold immediately for $150,000. What was unfortunate about the incident was that the home belonged to a soldier fighting in Afghanistan, she said. “I am glad we don’t go to great lengths, but as a homeowners association, we have a lot of clout and a big stick,” Plummer said. If the lien is placed, the delinquent member’s membership in the golf and tennis clubs are suspended and finally when the property sells, the delinquent fees must be paid before the new owner can take over.

Smith said the recession is probably one of the reasons some people are unable to pay their fees. “It’s twice the number what we normally see,” he said. “It’s getting worse. It’s not getting better.” On the list was one LLC business, which Comstock said will be handled differently. An LLC provides business owners with a layer of protection that they are not personally liable for debts and obligations of the business. “Once people realize they are going to be liened, they come forward,” Smith said. “We try to be accommodating.”

When the tournament started, the founders wanted to include the guys who introduced them to the game. Since they were primarily in town for the races, the event is always held the weekend before opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack. In the beginning, there were no divisions or courts. “John (Manson) and Carl would be on the living room floor with cards trying to put the teams into brackets,” Mikki Bettis said. “We were very unorganized,” Manson said. “We got to the beach the morning of. We were setting up near (Steve) Fletcher’s house, the white house on Dog Beach. We had no extension cords. We had no water. It was a mess.” Fletcher, who at the time was on the board of directors at the Boys & Girls Clubs, heard the noise and asked what was going on. “We said we were having a bocce tournament for the lifeguards and the Boys & Girls Clubs,” Manson said. “All of a sudden, extension cords, water — it just started coming flying over the fence.” The original format was double elimination, but the organizers discovered some teams were done by 9 a.m. It eventually became a roundrobin format with four divisions — men’s open, men’s beginner/intermediate, women and mixed — so teams are guaranteed to play at least four games.

For at least the first four years, there were no female participants. In fact, Manson said it was somewhat of a covert way to meet women. “Before you’d know it, you’re right next to some female,” he said. “Somehow the target ball got there. I don’t know exactly how.” The tournament was the brainchild of Carl Bettis, for whom a perpetual trophy was created in 2007. “The spirit of Carl Bettis lives on in the Bettis Trophy,” Pifer said. “Carl is there with us for every tournament.” Organizers say the tournament has grown and become successful because of adherence to the original twåo goals. “It’s a great event at a great venue and it’s fun,” said Roberto Vigilucci, owner of Vigilucci’s restaurants and the title sponsor since 2005. “But most of all it’s for a great cause.” “And the beauty is there are no losers,” Pifer said. Many also credit the tournament’s longevity to Manson, who has served as director for all 30 years. “He’s the glue,” said Brian Cook, the “voice” of the tournament for the past 27 years. “The guy’s incredible. If he woke up tomorrow and said, ‘It’s over,’ it probably would be.” No doubt there are hundreds of kids and thousands of bocce ball fans who hope that never happens.

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sisters together, what fun! We tied them together with beautiful ribbon, and made the most beautiful bouquets. A few hours later, I drove to the most beautiful B&B. There we relaxed together in her big suite as we waited for time to trickle away. At 5:35 p.m., my sister Tracy married J.D. Howard on the Lake of Okoboj. And, luckily for all of us, there were clear skies. I have included a few photos from that day here. Later that evening, the reception took place at my parents’ home. For awhile, the weather felt wonderful. Tracy and J.D. danced. The in-laws did, too. Everything was going smoothly until, yes, you guessed it, another tornado was spotted only five miles away. Everyone took cover in the basement. Luckily, it’s a trilevel house where the basement is really quite luxurious. So imagine everyone in comfort. Think carpet, not concrete floors. I ended up rushing upstairs with my camera to document these wild new developments on the front porch. How could I resist? The video captured the ominous dark clouds passing over the lake. No worries, the storm moved over Spirit Lake. And, the reception turned into a night to remember for all of us. I have included a gorgeous photo of Micky Kay and William Ray Penn (my parents). They graciously hosted the reception and were just beaming with pride for their eldest daughter that day. There is also a photo here of myself with my two siblings with their significant others just after the storm had passed. On June 28, I baked my first cake! I have made cookies, and other sweet breads and brownies and pies, too. But never in my life have I baked a cake. It’s funny how you can learn new things on vacation. I discovered I love to bake. I ended up baking seven cakes, plus my sister’s birthday cake later that week, too. Let’s just say it was a week of celebrating of my sister, which she truly deserved. Later, I will write a feature on some wonderful substitutes I discovered, to help reduce the fat and calories. On July 3, I returned home. I boarded my plane, said goodbye to my family. My mother stood at the security checkout and waved goodbye, while Jackson and I disappeared as we headed to our gate, back into our regular lives in California. Did I mention yet that I love my family? Thanks for reading my “Around Town” that just happened to be out of town for just one issue. If you have a fun event you would like Machel to cover, please e-mail her at mpenn@coastnewsgroup .com.


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on the Association board By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The new directors took their place at the table during the Association meeting July 1. Because there were three seats available and only three people ran, there was no mystery about who would end up taking the spots. After their first meeting, the three told Rancho Santa Fe News their plans and goals for their upcoming three years on the board. Newly appointed Director Jack Dorsee, a semiretired sailor, said he plans to stay the course during his time on the board. “In recent times the Association has been really well-rounded,” he said. “This last group of directors have really done a good job and I would like to carry on their work.” He said he was approached by the Association and asked if he would like to run.

“I discussed it with my wife and I decided it was time to give something back to the community since we have lived here for 39 years,” he said As for an agenda of his own, he said he has none. “My biggest thing would be to have new people come to the Ranch and enjoy the community as much as my family and I have over all these years,” he said. And thanks to the previous board, it looks like clear sailing ahead. He said the last group of directors dealt with most of the major projects. “It does not look for the moment that we will be facing any big serious problems of any kind,” Dorsee said. Roxanne Foxx is no stranger to politics, having been involved her entire adult life. Active in the community and the Republican Party, her interest in politics can be summed up by Plato,

THE NEW ASSOCIATION Pictured is the Rancho Santa Fe Association with its new board members. Back row from left Deb Plummer, Jack Queen, Tom Lang and Roxanna Foxx. Front row from left, Jack Dorsee, Anne Feighner and Dick Doughty. Photo by Patty McCormac

who she apologetically paraphrased. She said Plato’s thought was that the wise man who does not get involved in the affairs of the government is subjected to being governed by the less wise.

She said she believes that everyone should be involved in their community. “I believe everyone’s voices should be heard,” she said. Her agenda during her time on the Association will

be to continue the good work of the former board in the areas of reforestation of the Ranch, finishing Village Park and helping residents through the process of undergrounding overhead utility lines.

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Ranch comes together to celebrate Independence Day By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — It seemed just about every Rancho Santa Fe resident and yes, many with their dogs, converged on the village to take part in its annual daylong Fourth of July celebration, which included a parade, concert and picnic. Of course one of the highlights of the day is always the parade in which everyone — young and old and in between — are invited to take part. It’s a Ranch tradition for families to decorate golf carts to ride in and for children to decorate their bikes and scooters. Family pets are also welcome at this old-fashioned, allAmerican event. Many people, lugging lawn chairs and ice chests, came early to stake out their claim for a front row seat for the event. Meanwhile, back at the Community Center, parade entrants were reporting in and lining up according to the instructions of parade officials. Jack and Grace Ann Gartland, who offered their vintage car to the DeAnza Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, wore Minute Men-style hats and the patriotic red, white and blue clothing. “We’ve been doing this for them for 15 years,” said Jack Gartland, as he attached small flags to the car. “We were at the parade yesterday in Oceanside.” Waiting for his car for his ride along the parade route was uniformed retired Air Force Col. Bill Schlosser and his wife LaVerne. Col. Schlosser is a Rancho Santa Fe resident who served in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge, Korea, Suez in 1956, the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and 1957, Vietnam and in Thailand. Piper the goat was a big hit. Just about everyone had to stop and pet her before finding their position in the parade. Piper, decorated in red, white and blue and wearing a sparkling cardboard tiara, was brought to march in the parade by Mike Lynch and daughter Ashley Lynch. When asked if she was a 4-H project, Ashley Lynch shook her head firmly. “No! She’s a family pet,” she said. County Supervisor Bill Horn was polishing up his beautiful 1930 Model A Ford Roadster that he would drive in the parade. “I restored this 22 years ago,” Horn said. Nancy Hoffmann, 81, could not resist coming over to see the car. She said she has fond memories of riding to a Lake Hopatcon in New Jersey as a child in a similar car where the kids rode in the rumble seat. “It was fun at night,” she said.“Coming home was more fun than going up. I was about 6 years old at the time.” One of the newest members of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Association, Jack Dorsee, sat atop his patriotically decorated red antique tractor, waiting for his family to arrive to ride with him. He said he still uses the tractor all the time. “I use it to cut weeds,” he

Friends and family get a hay ride up the parade route. Photos by Patty McCormac

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s decorated truck is filled with children who frequent the center.

One of the newest members of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Association, Jack Dorsee, sits Visiting Rancho Santa Fe for the summer, Graham Walker, 8, Evelyn After the motorized portion of the parade, the rest of the entrants on upon his tractor with which he says Walker, 3 and Paige Walker, 7 who brought their decorated bikes to the bikes, in strollers, on scooters and on foot converge on the street for their he still uses to rid his property of parade. turn. weeds.

Mike Lynch and daughter Ashley brought Piper, the family’s pet goat, to Kim Smith and David Alsup, both visiting her parents Rancho Santa Fe Audrey Mattson, 7, and father Jeff, march in the parade. residents Vearl and MaryAnn Smith, show their patriotism at the parade. decorated a scooter for the event.

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club lived up to its name with their beau- A pretty little miniature horse walks up the parade route. tiful entry.

said. David Alsup and Kim Smith, both visiting Rancho Santa Fe from Texas, were walking along the parade route. Smith was wearing star sunglasses and a headband with bobbing stars, looking very patriotic. Smith is the daughter of locals Vearl and Mary Ann Smith. Later the two joined family and friends

Honored guest Air Force Col. Bill Schlosser (ret.) and wife LaVerne wait for their ride up the parade in a colorfully decorated golf retiring in October after 35 gate was opened to release route.


When the parade started up Avenida De Acacias, first out were the service vehicles. The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District rode atop an antique fire truck. The latest in equipment was paraded as well. The Grand Marshal was Fire Chief Nick Pavone, who announced he will be

years of service. The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club lived up to its name with two gorgeous floats covered with beautiful flowers. Then came the golf carts and small vehicles decorated to the max and overflowing with family and friends. After that, it seemed a

hundreds of children in no particular order on their decorated bikes and scooters, and whole families walking, some pushing strollers, most dressed in red, white and blue, many carrying flags. Last in the procession was the equestrian unit because of horses doing what they do.

After the parade, the celebration continued with a concert by the Coastal Communities Concert Band and a picnic. “I made tons of food,” one woman told her friends as her husband lugged an ice chest up the slope to Village Park.


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Rancho Santa Fe scout earns Gold Award RANCHO SANTA FE — Tali Rappaport of Rancho Santa Fe is among the 56 local young women who earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award during 2010. Just 5.4 percent of Girl Scouts nationwide achieve this honor, the culmination of their Girl Scout Leadership Experience. She is a third-generation Girl Scout and the daughter of Mark and Lori Rappaport who currently serves on the Girl Scouts, San DiegoImperial Council board of directors and leads Troop 1109. Each Girl Scout Gold Award recipient spends two to three years completing a seven-step process that includes exploring career interests, colleges, internships and jobs. It is completed when the girl plans, executes and evaluates a major service project based on a personal passion that addresses the needs of a specific communi-


gain confidence in myself and my organizational and leadership abilities.” The recent Canyon Crest Academy High School graduate will enroll at the University of Puget Sound in the fall. She plans to major in psychology, then attend graduate school and become an occupational therapist. The Girl Scout Gold Awards were presented during a recent ceremony at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in University City. Former Girl Scout Beth Burns, San Diego State University’s women’s basketball coach, delivered the keynote address and met privately with the Gold Awardees to exchange ideas about leadership and perseverance. SDSU hosts Girl Scout nights at home games, and Coach Burns and her team volunteer at Girl Scouts’ New Day 5K and other council events.

Rappaport created a memorial library for the Jenna Druck Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports families that have lost a child. After raising nearly $3,000, she purchased more than 200 new books and made memorial book plates featuring her original painting. During her 13 years as a Girl Scout, Rappaport was a delegate to the national Girl Scout convention, a member of the councilwide Teen Advisory Board, and a counselor at a Missouri Girl Scout camp, serving girls living with disabilities. “I feel proud to have followed the progression of leadership in Girl Scouts from Brownies all the way to the Ambassador level,” Rappaport said.“It helped me TOP HONORS Tali Rappaport of Rancho Santa fe is a third-generation Girl Scout. Courtesy photo

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snowbirds and ne’er-do-wells migrate to live rent-free. My spouse loves to explore places like this for his ongoing study of mankind. He also likes to build things, but not to code. No, I don’t understand it either. In any case, the final touch was to paint the hut silver to reflect the heat. On one visit, he arrived to find hilarious signs on it, declaring it the “Silver Cube Café” complete with a menu and posted hours that indicated it was never really open. Now the legend grows. Just too busy with work, my hubby had no time to make the three-hour drive all winter. When he headed out there Saturday, he considered the possibilities of what he might find. He figured it was burned to the ground, dismantled for firewood, occupied by eight or 10 of the local denizens, or hopelessly vandalized. To his great glee, he found that a very pleasant, retired fellow of about 70, from


from a far worse fate and that he was welcome to stay as long as he liked. I think they bonded. Now we need to expand on “the legend” to give it a permanent place in the lore of the Salton Sea, like ersatz mayor “Hunky Daddy” and Salvation Mountain. I think we should call it “The Legend of the Albino Mexican.” My husband is so fair he has pink freckles, but because he wears a big floppy hat, long pants and long sleeves whenever he’s in the sun, it’s hard to tell what his coloring is. I’m working on a really good tale about how he died, involving an attack by scorpions and tarantulas on his way to the outhouse. Or perhaps he was shot by an irate customer upon discovering the Silver Cube doesn’t actually sell margaritas for $1. Hi, ho Silver Cube, awaaaay!

Oregon, had parked his trailer next to it. He doesn’t need to live inside the tiny shack, but instead uses it to lock up his motorcycle and other supplies. On really hot nights, he pitches a tent atop it and sleeps there. When Mr. Gillette introduced himself and shared that he had built the shack, the nice fellow was suitably chagrined and apologetic. “Oh!” he exclaimed.“The story I was told is that it was built by some Mexican fellow who died!” They agreed to let that be the story that stands, as it is much more interesting than some peculiar, middleaged man from Carlsbad who just likes to putter. My husband assured his Jean Gillette is a part-time editor who tenant that his presence had, loves happy endings. Contact her at no doubt, kept the Silver Cube jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com.

Book Cellar auctions rare tomes RANCHO SANTA FE — The Book Cellar, the book store at the Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County library, will host a blind auction in July and August for rare books and catalogs. Bid forms are available at

the Book Cellar, 17040 Avenida De Acacias, during regular hours, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The last day to bid will be Aug. 31. Bidding starts at $30. The items for sale include seven catalogues of Meeting R oo Available m Hourly Ba sis Half-day , or Full-da y. Call today !

“Derriere le Miroir,” an art magazine published between 1946 and 1982 by French publisher and gallery owner Aime Maeght. The second item up for bid is “Far West: Picturesque California: The Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Shore.” In 1888, San Francisco publisher James Dewing launched the project with text and editing by John Muir. For more information, call the Book Cellar at (858) 756-4780.

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JULY 16 GOOD TUNES The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will present the band San Diego Cajun Playboys from 7 to 9 p.m. July 16, Solana Beach Library, Warren Hall, 157 Stevens Ave. The band is the reigning winners of the Cajun French Music Association’s Le Cajun award for “the best Cajun band outside of Louisiana.” Call (858) 7551505 to learn more. RARE, COLLECTIBLE The Friends of the Carlsbad Library will have its annual silent auction of rare and collectible books from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 and from 1 to 3 p.m. July 18, Gowland Meeting Room, Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Books will be on display. Call the bookstore at (760) 6022020 or visit www.carlsbad library.org to learn more.

JULY 17 EASY RIDERS The GoldWing Road Riders Association chapter Ca1N will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and business at 8:30 a.m. July 17, Grandma’s Hill Top Hide-AWay Café, 539 Vista Bella, Oceanside. Primarily a Gold Wing motorcycle chapter, owners of all types of motorcycles are welcome.Visit www.gwrracaln.net or call (760) 476-9450 to learn more. HELPING OUT Hospice by the Sea is seeking volunteers for Hospice patients and their families. An informational/training session will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17, Hospice by the Sea, 312 S. Cedros Ave., Suite 250, Solana Beach. Training is free. Call Kathleen at (858) 794-0195 or e-mail kathleenc@hospice bythesea.org to learn more. LAGOON DAY! Batiquitos Lagoon will hold an open house and family-oriented events in celebration of Lagoon Day at 9 a.m. July 17, Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad. Learn about natural resources, prehistoric Native American habitation at the lagoons, and current efforts to manage the lagoons. Call (760) 931-0800 or visit www.batiquitosfoundation.org to learn more.



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Local community center slated for upgrades J MICHAEL VALLEE The Law and You

Reverse mortgages: Benefit or scam? Considering a reverse mortgage? Better check it out carefully before you sign; pitfalls and scams abound and the elderly are usually the victims. Until around 2002, we didn’t see very many reverse mortgage products. A reverse mortgage is similar to a home equity line of credit; it taps into the equity that has been amassed in a home usually over a long period of time. Often, an older person or couple may own a home free and clear after paying a mortgage off on their home. To qualify, you must be over 62 years old, live in your home, and have no other loans or mortgages on the home. Consumerlaw.org describes the process this way: “In a reverse mortgage, a lender gives you money in exchange for a mortgage against your house. That money may come in a lump sum in monthly payments for as long as you live in your house, in larger monthly payments for a set time period, as a loan commitment that you can call upon in the future, or in some combination of the above. The lender’s mortgage on your house generally can’t be exercised until you die or move out. In the meantime, you get to stay in your home. You keep the title. And the lender can’t seek repayment by making a claim against your other assets. Those are the good parts of a reverse mortgage.” However, reverse mortgages are very pricey. It is not unusual for the costs and interest to greatly exceed other types of loans. Also, it is an area full of predators and scam artists looking TURN TO LAW ON B12

By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — If all goes as planned, construction could begin this summer to transform the aging Fletcher Cove Community Center into a fully accessible, LEED-certified facility. City Council unanimously agreed at the June 23 meeting to complete all necessary steps to obtain a California Coastal Commission permit, hold a public hearing, award contracts for the first two phases and proceed with fundraising. Several of the improvements are necessary to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Currently, no part of the 1-acre site, including the building, is accessible to the disabled. With the completion of phase one, which is mostly grading that is expected to take a few months, about half the site will be accessible. Funding for that has been secured. If all fundraising goals are met, the city hopes to award a contract this fall for phase two, the building refurbishment, which is expected to take about one year. The upgrades will include removing asbestos siding and making the kitchen, restrooms and doorways fully accessible. Views will be maximized by adding west-facing door systems that open to the patio area and

allow more sunlight into the building. Low-maintenance materials that can withstand weather will be used, as will a rainwater collection system, photovoltaic roof panels, lowconsumption toilets, roof insulation and energy-efficient windows. “Right now the target we’re aiming for is a silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council,” said Stephen Dalton, a designer who has donated his time to the project. “I feel confident saying that we are firmly in the silver and if we play our cards correctly we can potentially get gold,” he said. Phase three, which is still in the conceptual stage, is the southern edge of the property adjacent to Fletcher Cove Park. It will include lower landscaping, park access, winding paths and benches. The community center is a former Army barracks that was moved to its present bluff-top location in the 1940s. In March 2007, the city ranked each of its 15 facilities in order of priority for modifications to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Fletcher Cove ranked second. Funding is being provided by the city and through public and private donations. At the beginning of the June 23 meeting, the Solana Beach

AFTER When renovations are complete at Fletcher Cove Community Center, west-facing door systems, as shown in this rendering, will open to a patio area, maximizing views and allowing more sunlight into the building. The project is expected to take about two years. Courtesy rendering

Civic and Historical Society presented the city with a $15,000 check for the renovation project, bringing that group’s total donations to $25,000. That money was raised through the annual holiday boutiques and from sales of two books about Solana Beach by Jim Nelson. The city is also receiving offers from people who want to donate time and materials. Santa Fe Christian Schools offered to prepare the site prior to the beginning of work. Other community members who can provide BEFORE Construction could begin soon to refurbish Fletcher Cove licensed, qualified labor have Community Center, a 1935 civilian conservation corps barracks that was moved to its current bluff-top location in 1944. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek


PAD screening can save your life and limbs By Curtiss Stinis, M.D.

Most people are familiar with the potential health problems of coronary artery disease, such as heart attack or heart failure, and most can name at least one or two of its risk factors, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. But not nearly as many can list the problems or risk factors associated with peripheral arterial disease, or PAD — or for that matter, even know it exists. Like coronary artery disease, PAD is caused by a buildup of plaque in arteries, but in this case this involves the arteries leading to the peripheral areas of the body — the arms, legs, kidneys, or intestines — rather than the heart. The plaque slows or even blocks the flow of blood to these areas, depriving them of oxygen and vital nutrients normally carried through the bloodstream. PAD is a very common disease, especially among older people and those who already have coronary artery disease or carotid artery disease (blockages in the vessels leading to the brain). People who have

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vital nutrients cannot reach the muscles, skin or nails. Often, this leads to gangrene, sores on the feet or legs that don’t heal, or constant, extreme foot and leg pain. These patients are at imminent risk of losing their legs, and perhaps their lives. However, many people with PAD have no symptoms at all, and often don’t even know they have the disease. Even without any symptoms, patients with PAD are at much higher risk for developing serious health problems like heart attack and stroke. That’s why diagnosing PAD is so important. At Scripps, our goal is to improve PAD awareness amongst both the general population and health care providers, and increase screening for the disease.This can be as basic as having a physical exam and an evaluation of the pulses in the extremities. We can also perform a simple test

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Chubby Checker to highlight pre-tournament party RANCHO SANTA FE — Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and Swing for Kids Honorary Committee member Irene Valenti will host a Swing for Kids Tee Off party 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 19 at the Valenti Estate in Rancho Santa Fe with Valenti’s longtime family friend and legendary entertainer Chubby Checker as guest of honor. The event will include a wine-tasting by South Coast Winery, appetizers from Dolce

Pane E Vino, opportunity drawings and music provided by Don Clark. Swing for Kids is San Diego’s first eco-inspired golf tournament and will be held at the Del Mar Country Club Sept. 3. All proceeds from both events will benefit the Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe, Kids Korps USA, San Pasqual Academy, Pro Kids Golf

Academy and Camp Pendleton Armed Services/YMCA. “We are thrilled that Chubby Checker will be joining us to assist with our fundraising efforts,” Valenti said. “With almost 50 years in the music industry, he is a dynamic entertainer and a renowned humanitarian. It’s an honor to have him

with us at this event to kick-off fundraising activities for the golf tournament.” Checker is a rock icon, who has had 36 hit records, is the only artist to have a single achieve No. 1 twice and have nine double-sided hits. According to Billboard,Chubby has the No. 1 single for the entire decade of the 1960s. Billboard Magazine, Sept. 11, 2008, named “The Twist” the No. 1 song on the planet. Chubby was awarded the first

Platinum Single, the first Rock Grammy and has sold 250 million records over the years. To purchase tickets to the Tee Off Party, call (858) 7599239 or visit kidskorps. org/2010/06/18/rancho-santa-ferotary-swing-for-kids-tee-offparty. Tickets are $50 per person for nonprofit partner members and $100 per person for all others. For additional information on the upcoming tournament, visit www.kidskorps.org.

Fluoridated water for Del Mar by year’s end By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — As the city of San Diego moves forward with fluoridation at its three treatment plants, Del Mar residents can expect to receive fluoridated water by the end of the year, Jim Fisher, assistant director of water operations for the San Diego Public Utilities Department, told council members at the June 21 meeting. Beginning in 1996, state law required all agencies with more than 10,000 water connections to fluoridate drinking water supplies.

However, cities that didn’t have the money to do so were exempt until outside funding became available. In 2008, First 5 San Diego offered the city of San Diego $3.9 million, enough money to install fluoridation facilities at all three of its water treatment plants and provide two years of operation and maintenance costs. First 5 is an organization that promotes the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through age 5.

San Diego was directed by the state Department of Public Health to begin fluoridation by May 2010. But because of delays in negotiating the funding agreement with the county, the city received an extension until December of this year at the latest, Fisher said. Although the city of San Diego currently does not fluoridate any of its water, some treated water is received from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County Water Authority.

Approximately 9 percent of San Diego’s imported water is fluoridated. Fisher described that as “suboptimal fluoridation.” Del Mar receives about .3 milligrams per liter of fluoridation, but that’s the naturally occurring fluoride, according to Fisher. The city does not receive “any boosted fluoride levels at this time,” he said. Dr. Gordon Rick, an oral pathologist, said he “fully and unreservedly” supports water fluoridation “to maximize the health of teeth and bones.” He said “the scientif-

ic evidence is overwhelming” when it comes to the benefits of fluoridation. Dr. Patricia Murphy, a Del Mar dentist, said she is “wholly in support of fluoridation.” “No one likes going to the dentist, least of all children,” Murphy said. “Fluoride’s definitely been proven to help children avoid that.” Visit the San Diego County Dental Society at www.sdcds.org/Dental-Info rmation/Fluoridation or the San Diego Water Department at www.sandiego.gov/water for more information.

Find pizza love at Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria

be found in just about every aspect of Blue Ribbon. We started with the “BLT” or butter lettuce salad with Hobbs bacon and cherry tomatoes and a bowl of the sweet corn soup with chili oil that was light and frothy and I could really taste the sweet corn. They were both a nice way to whet our appetite for the highly anticipated pizza. I spread some of the salad bacon in the soup and loved that combination. I will be back to try the artisan cheese plate and salumi plate as both looked tempting. There

were 12 appetizers to choose from, ranging in price from $8 to $13. The pizzas are the stars here and the wood burning oven was brought in specifically for them. Nothing beats the aromas of pizza baking in a hot wood burner and Wade has one of the best in the Renato wood burner that he had sitting in his garage for the past two years and from which the Blue Ribon concept was developed around. Blue Ribbon has 10 pies on the menu and seriously, I want to come back and try

every one, they all look that appealing. We went with the Californian, made up of extra virgin olive oil, or EVOO as Rachel Ray says so annoyingly, I guess it’s bearable in print … OK, back to my description, EVOO, fresh mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, ricotta and arugula. It’s very evident that all the ingredients are either house made or sourced locally. I can’t tell you how I know that (besides them making it very clear) but I could just tell, maybe from my years of licking the plate. The second pie was the Rustic that came with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, fennel sausage, and roasted peppers. I enjoyed this one even more as it seemed to fit right in with the rustic space and who can resist house made sausage? The crust was perfectly cooked with spots of crispy charred dough and the nice mix of crunch and chewy texture. The pies are in the $13 to $15 range which is a great value for many reasons, first and foremost being that a high percentage of the ingredients are made inhouse. Blue Ribbon is passionate about pizza and it’s quite obvious. Wade’s wife Kristi, the former general manager at Piatti in La Jolla, manages the wine list which includes a

areas. “California’s water shortage is not going away any time soon,” she said. Foxx has lived in Rancho Santa Fe since 1999 and is the founder and CEO of Hunter International, a San Diegobased firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions of law firms. Anne Feighner said she has been asked multiple times to run for the Association, but did not have the time.

She decided to go ahead this time around because she wasn’t getting less busy, she said. “If not now, when?” she asked. “This seemed like a good time to run. “I love Rancho Santa Fe and I want to give back to our community.” Her goal during her stay on the Association board is to maintain traditions and land use and to make improvements were they can

be made. Also on her mind during this turbulent economic time is to make sure the Ranch is financially viable in the future. “I want to make sure we will not have to change our way of life or be forced into making decisions because we did not have good fiscal responsibility,” she said. She said maintaining the community’s trails are also important to her.

DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate It’s official, Encinitas has arrived as a culinary hotspot. Thanks to Wade and Kristi Hageman and their cozy Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria in the Encinitas Lumberyard, we don’t have to travel to Los Angeles or New York to enjoy some of the best pies around. You may remember Wade from a story I wrote on Blanca in Solana Beach where he brought world class dining to the beach as executive chef. His culinary resume is impressive and includes a stint running the wood burning ovens at Spago and early stints in pizzerias as a teenager. He has brought that magic to Blue Ribbon in the form of neighborhood pizzeria utilizing organic, sustainable, and local ingredients. Blue Ribbon is housed in a rustic, intimate space with 35 tables inside and a few scattered on the outside deck. Classic rock was the soundtrack for the packed house that was made up of a wide demographic with one thing is common, an appreciation for quality which can



came close to consuming the village. She said she hopes to be named to the committee that studies and promotes the project and help, “usher residents through the process.” Foxx said she would also like to help oversee the water reclamation program, which could provide water for the golf course and other common

BLUE RIBBON RECIPE The amazing Rustic pizza at Blue Ribbon with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, fennel sausage, and roasted peppers. Courtesy photo

nice mix of imports and domestics by the glass and bottle, and are moderately priced from $26 to $65. There are eight local beers on tap and an oh-so-trendy 24-ounce Pabst Blue Ribbon for the hipsters to sport. There was only one offering for desert, but it was a spectacular butterscotch pudding with sea salted hazelnut and caramel. It was served in a canning jar and it was promptly devoured. Blue Ribbon has added that final touch of culinary cool to Encinitas and there are more big name restaurants on the way. Let’s hope they take the quality path that Wade and Kristi Hageman have. Pizza is a timeless part of our cuisine in this country and when combined with quality ingredients and passion like Blue Ribbon has, it takes it to another level. Check out Blue Ribbon at www.blueribbonpizzeria. com or call them at (760) 6347671. They are located at 897 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. They do not take reservations so expect a wait during prime hours.

“I think they should be there for everyone to enjoy,” she said. She said she has no interest in micro-managing the staff. “I think Pete Smith and the staff has shown excellent judgment and foresight on how they conduct general business. Our job is to look into the future both in the short term and long term to make decisions that will benefit the Ranch.”

David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at david@artichoke-creative.com.

Who’s NEWS? Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via e-mail to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. Free for military VISTA — The Boys & Girls Club of Vista is offering 20 free regular memberships to all Marine and Naval families for boys and girls ages 6 through 18 at its main site on California Avenue. This program is funded by the Mission Youth Outreach program. To join, call (760) 7246606, ext. 24, or visit www.bgcvista.org.

Grammy camp RANCHO SANTA FE — Chris Borst, a sophomore singer/songwriter at Canyon Crest Academy, was selected to attend The Grammy Foundation’s Grammy Camp from July 10 through July 19. Borst will attend the camp at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music with Grammy-winning and nominated industry professionals. Country singer Keith Urban will be serving as the camp’s honorary dean.

SANDAG survey SOLANA BEACH — Solana Beach would like to alert the community that San Diego Association of Governments is in the process of updating the Regional Transportation Plan and has released an online survey to collect public input on regional transportation options. To provide input on this important plan, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/ TMGQQFZ.

Local stage star RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe resident Victoria Mature starred July 9 in the lead role of Lady Bracknell in the Oscar Wilde classic “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Coronado Playhouse. Victoria Mature is the daughter of former actor and Ranch resident Victor Mature, known for his lead roles in movies such as “Samson and Delilah,” and “Demetrius and the Gladiators.”

Brightest and best COAST CITIES — Karissa Brown, of Encinitas, graduated from Drake University at the conclusion of the 2010 spring semester with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing and Management from the College of Business and Public Administration. San Marcos resident Carissa Marie Bailey received a Bachelor of Science in May 2010 from the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University. Connor Matzinger, TURN TO WHO’S NEWS? ON B18

Cardinals declared league champs RANCHO SANTA FE — The Coast Juniors 2010 League Champion Louisville Cardinals defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-2 in a recent Coast Junior League Championship game capping off a 17-3 record for the season. Members of the team include Coach Pat Keegan, Matt Keegan, Drew Dohn, Miguel Flores,Matt Lizanich, Connor Link, Brendan Kahn, Lucas Doucette, Coach Steve Hollingsworth, John Roussos, Zach Hollingsworth, Josh Dillen, Sam Rhoads, Joel Aoto and Manager Steve Lizanich.

Grade school soccer team wins tourney RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Attack Girls Under 10 soccer team won the championship in the Silver Bracket at the June 28 Pegasus Cup. The team came from behind to win 2-to-1 against Arsenal FC, led by Coach Mike Jones. In their five weekend games, they outscored opponents 14-to3.The team includes Rachel Askari, Mikayla Kappes, Billy Anderson, Whitley Ballard, Audrey Tharp, Cate Jones, Kat Miller, Nicolette Saddic, Ally Deremer, Emily Ross, Peyron Headlee, Camryn Tastad, Charlotte Mungovan, Paige Slusarek and Brittany Reppenhagen.

Women’s networking event set RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Business and Professional Women’s Networking Group will hold its next monthly meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via del la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe 92067.The cost for the luncheon is $35, and reservations are needed by Aug. 16 by calling Betty Potter at (760) 7537644. Visit www.RSFBPW. com/ for more information.



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France’s Rhone roots are getting deeper SARA NOEL Frugal Living FRANK MANGIO

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Taste of Wine It was five years ago that I first heard the Rhone Valley story from an early enthusiast, the late Leon Santoro who made wine at Orfila in San Diego County. He could hardly contain his excitement when talking about Syrah and Viognier, his two favorite Rhone grape varietals from this ever-more interesting wine country in the south of France. He had joined the “Rhone Rangers,” an organization of mostly Paso Robles winemakers dedicated to showing the wine world that Rhone grapes can be made into rich and satisfying wines. Names to know that are Rhone Valley based include: Syrah (also known as Shiraz in Australia) the most planted Rhone grape in California. Full flavored berry, with aromas of smoke, bacon and crushed rock. Petite Sirah is a cross between Syrah and Peloursin. It’s extremely dark in color with big tannins and needs some lay-down time to flourish. Grenache is the world’s second most planted wine grape with aromas of red fruit, licorice and black pepper. Lots of cherry flavor. Carignane produces wine high in acidity and tannin and does best in old vineyards. Mourvedre is the latest ripening grape and is now undergoing a big popularity push. Chocolate, leather and earth aromas. Plum and spice flavors. Viognier is the highly aromatic white wine with

SALUD! Jason Haas, who manages Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, salutes his latest release of Espirit De Beaucastel with Frank Mangio of “Taste of Wine.” Courtesy photo

excellent peach, apricot and mango flavors and aroma with low acidity. Roussanne has tastes of honey and pear, with rose petal and nutty aromas and moderate acidity. Others to look for are Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Picpoul Blanc, Cinsault and Counoise. The vintage to look for, both in France’s Rhone Valley and Paso Robles is the 2005, considered to an inflection point for southern French style wines. The latest releases are now up to 2007, with some 2008 bottles showing up on the shelves of wineries and wine shops. An elite area in the south Rhone Valley is Chateauneuf-du-pape where a blend of Granache and Mourvedre, grown in the rockiest soil in France, yields ripe,

fleshy definition to the wines. This is well known to Jason Haas, whose family combined with a leading vineyard in the south Rhone area, Chateau de Beaucastel, chose Paso Robles in 1989 for a new vineyard. They purchased a 120 acres to grow Rhone style wine grapes, a first for Paso. They named the new winery Tablas Creek. It took quite a while to plant and develop the old world cuttings and clones. Finally they had enough to do business in 1992. Now they are used not only by their winery, but by some 400 others. Tablas Creek itself sells about 18,000 cases. Easily the most elegant of the Rhone style, the winery chooses to blend, making wines that are richer and better balanced. Its 2007 Esprit

de Beaucastel combines Mouvedre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise and sells for $50\ in most shops. The Rhone Rangers promotional group will have their annual Southern California Tasting in Santa Monica at Pier 59 Studios West from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Fifty wineries will join in the event. For questions and pricing, call (800) 467-0163 or access their web site, full of detailed information about this leading French terroir, at www.rhonerangers.org.

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Local Prudential gains nationwide recognition RANCHO SANTA FE — Prudential Real Estate Affiliates announced that the Rancho Santa Fe office ranked No. 1 out of all of the Prudential Real Estate offices in the Western region with 41 to 75 agents, for sales production during the first quarter of this year. “The agents I work with in Rancho Santa Fe exemplify Prudential’s high standards of professionalism and personal integrity,” said Herb Josepher, manager of the office. Josepher credited the

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list: 1: Some sort of wetsuit. For me, it goes directly from a two-thirds fullsuit in winter to a top with sleeves and trunks once the water passes the mid 60s. 2. While I carry my boards inside of my car, that doesn’t always work, so some kind of hard or soft surf rack, or, more commonly used these days, a strap and a towel, will get the boards onto the roof. 3. Backpack. 4. Sunscreen and hat. 5. Ear plugs. Known as “surfer’s ear,” most surfers who surf in moderate and cold climates to Southern California most of the year, will have bony growth in their ears after about five years. When this gets bad enough, an operation is necessary. Apparently, it’s not the water, but the cold wind moving over the surface of the ear that can eventually seal off the canal.This can be slowed by the use of any number of earplugs — the best being those custom ones from the ear doctor. I personally like Doc Scott’s Pro Plugs, which allow you to hear while keeping the ears warm. Since I tend to lose those, however, I usually buy silicone, waterproof plugs, found in the medical isles of most any drug store. 6: Hat and sunscreen: With vitamin D deficiency a big

SURF ESSENTIALS Some items (other than a surfboard) to get you there. Photo by Chris Ahrens

topic these days, there is some talk about not using as much sunscreen as we once thought necessary. However, if you are a mad dog or an Englishman, or simply insist on going into the mid-day sun, please cover up. The rubber visor in the photo cost a dollar at Michael’s in Encinitas. It is waterproof, floats and does the trick. 7. Sunglasses. 8. Towel. You can do without it. 9. Board bag. I am usually in a hurry to go surfing, so don’t often use a board bag, but transporting my boards to the surf has cost me more dings than actually riding waves. A must for travel. 10. Bodyboard and fins. It’s humbling walking to the beach with a bodyboard, but when the surf is choppy or closed out, bodyboards are a great tool to get you out there. Also, bodyboarders tend to be far less territorial and don’t take riding

waves so darned seriously. 11. Bessell Ear Saver. Helps dry water in ears. 12. Power Balance Bracelet. I think it really works, offering better balance, strength and flexibility. (When was Shaq ever wrong about anything?) That’s about all I can think of for now, and even that’s a lot more than when I was a sand eating gremmie with nothing but a pair of trunks and a thumb to get me to the water. Beach chairs, hibachis, binoculars, chrome coffee cups, coolers, umbrellas, motorized vehicles, paddle gloves, booties, floppy hats and paddles are accessories that, like fancy handbags, do nothing for me, but slow down the daily migration to the sand. Keep it simple and surf.


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Above, Roger Rowe is pictured with Patrick Galvin, who was elected as president of the 51-year-old Rancho Santa Fe Rotary organization at the July 12 meeting. Rowe was there to pay his respects to Galvin, who he initially asked to become a member of the Rotary two decades ago. Galvin, who works in real estate, is a 20-year-resident of Rancho Santa Fe. The club’s annual fundraising golf tournament, Swing For Kids, will be held Sept. 3 at the Del Mar Country Club and will benefit Kids Korps, San Pasqual Academy, Camp Pendleton Armed Services and the ProKids Golf Academy. Rancho Santa Fe Rotary meets Mondays at noon at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo. For more information, visit ranchosantaferotary.org. Photo by

large skillet until ground beef is no longer pink. Drain grease. Return to skillet. Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, jalapenos and taco seasoning mix; mix well. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Cut each tortilla in half; place 8 halves in bottom of sprayed baking dish, overlapping slightly. Spoon half of beef mixture evenly over tortillas. Spoon sour cream over beef mixture; spread evenly. Top with remaining 8 tortilla halves and remaining beef mixture. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle

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SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

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FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

CANCER (June 21-July 22) - If you’re unduly concerned about trying to impress others in order to feed your ego, it could cause you to end up boasting, exaggerating or behaving in some kind of unbecoming manner. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - By following a policy of always being forthright in your dealings with others, even if it is painful, you won’t have to worry about what you said to whom and why. Tell it like it is. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Take extra care to exercise your best judgment when it comes to handling your funds, so that you can hang onto some of what you’ve recently acquired. Material conditions could be tricky at this juncture. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Someone might make you an important promise that you’ll want to take to heart. However, be careful because it is likely to be done simply to placate you for the time being. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Do be protective of your interests, but also share fairly what has been acquired through a joint endeavor. Behaving selfishly could generate some problems difficult to resolve. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Wasting time by allowing yourself to


MONTY by Jim Meddick

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ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson


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be sidetracked from your responsibilities in order to engage in a frivolous interest will double your workload later, with less time to do it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It doesn’t take much brainpower to know that if you’re not as strong a finisher as needed, success is likely to be denied you. Be determined and consistent in all you do. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Those who work at your side might have more faith in your abilities than you do yourself. If you allow negative thinking to establish your pace, your chances of success are small. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - Be content with the hand that is dealt you and you should do reasonably well for yourself. If your expectations are too high, you will be courting disappointment. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - All agreements should be clearly thought out, regardless of their importance, but even more so now.There are strong signs that any little bug that isn’t thrown out will come home to bite. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - It shouldn’t need to be said, that if you fail to follow through on a project the way you envisioned it to be, it won’t live up to your expectations. See things to completion, or the end result won’t be what you want. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Even if you don’t mean it, playing down to others or treating friends indifferently won’t win you any fans. Be extra mindful of your social decorum when you’re out and about.


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class of 2010 at Connecticut College and a resident of Rancho Santa Fe, has been named to the Dean’s Honors list for the 2010 spring semester. Encinitas resident Theresa Patricia DiFabrizio made the Spring 2010 Dean’s List for the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University.

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than 750 volunteers picked up more than 2,300 pounds of trash and 8,000 cigarette butts left behind from the Fourth of July weekend celebration. Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter and Sun Diego Boardshops sponsored the “Morning After Mess” cleanup. The San Diego Chapter conducts beach cleanups on the second, third and fourth Saturday of every month. For cleanup schedules, visit www.surfridersd.org/beach cleanups.php.


for a year and tickets to the Taylor Waldman is the Artist of the Month for July at RANCHO SANTA FE — Museum of Making Music. St.Tropez Bakery & Bistro, at “The Shame of Tombstone” New office 947 S. Coast Highway 101. melodrama auditions will be OCEANSIDE — Clinical Her photographic works focus held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 Worker Pamela on nature. A portion of all at the Village Church Social Community Theater, 6225 DeSanto has moved to 2171 sales will go to Photocharity. El Camino Real, Suite 200. Paseo Delicias. Performances are set for Counseling services are Easy movies CARLSBAD — Redbox, Sept. 24 through Sept. 26. offered to individuals, couRoles are available for five ples and families. A sliding the bright-red automated DVD rental kiosk, has opened men and five women. For fee scale is available. For more information, a new location at Circle K, information, call Margie 7602 El Camino Real, in Wood at (760) 315-8015 or e- call (760)-529-4145. Carlsbad. mail margiew@villagechurch. Voice for children org. COAST CITIES — Voices Major contract CARLSBAD — Joshua for Children is seeking volunPizza on wheels ENCINITAS — Flippin’ teer advocates for foster Paul Vittek and Associates Pizza has debuted a park-and- children in court. Court Public Relations has been serve truck for parties and Appointed Special Advocates selected as agency of record Washington-based, community events. San are needed to help children in for Sheptone Pickups. JPVA will San Diego. Diegans will be able to “Track For details, call (858) 598- be responsible for creating the Truck” online via Google Maps, Twitter and Facebook. 2235 or visit www.speakup and implementing a public relations campaign promotIn addition, Warren now.org. ing the Sheptone product line Osher of Encinitas was the worldwide over the next 12 winner of the June Pizza Artist of the Month months. ENCINITAS — Pamela Perks contest, with free pizza




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JULY 19 B-BALL CAMP Basketball coach Lucien Hardy will teach beginning and intermediate players how to improve their skills from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 through July 23, Rancho Minerva Middle School, 2245 Foothill Drive, Vista. This game is for children in grades first through eighth. Call Rob Anderson at (760) 726-1340, ext. 1576 or e-mail randerson@cityof vista.com for more details. HAWAII FIVE-O The San Marcos-Vista Christian Women’s Club will have a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. July 19, Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. The theme will be “A Hawaiian Summer Holiday.” Call Donna at (760) 432-0772 for reservations.

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p.m. July 21, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad. The instructor will also demonstrate how to cook several recipes of risotto. Reserve your space by calling (760) 602-4650. HEAD SMART The Scripps Encinitas Rehabilitation Center will host an event to raise awareness on concussions amongst high school athletes from 5 to 7 p.m. July 21, Torrey Pines High School. This free concussion awareness clinic is open to athletic trainers, coaches, parents and young athletes.

JULY 22 BLOOD DRIVE Wine Styles will sponsor an American Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22, Wine Styles of Encinitas, 191 N. El Camino Real. The Bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot. Visit www.winestyles.net to learn more. SUMMER JAMS A summer concert will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 22, Aegis at Shadowridge Assisted Living, 1440 South Melrose Drive, Oceanside. Free valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live music by The Working Cowboy Band. RSVP to the concierge at (760) 806-3600 or visit www.aegisat shadowridge.com to learn more.

JULY 24 GOOD FRIENDS The 11th annual Tayler+Friends Charity Golf Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. July 24, Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club, 5200 El Camino Real, Carlsbad.Two-person teams play a scramble format. Entry fee is $60 and two new unwrapped toys per team. Call Milo at (760) 753-3432 or e-mail TaylerandFriends@gmail.com to learn more.

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BEACH FRIENDS Friends of Cardiff and Carlsbad State Beaches will hold a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 29, South Carlsbad State Beach Campground shop. The group is dedicated to supporting and enhancing our beaches. Visit www. fccsb.org to learn more.

ONGOING GOLDEN AGE The city of Carlsbad’s William D. Cannon Art Gallery will present “Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz: Photographs by William P. Gottlieb (1917-2006)” through Aug. 29, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane. This is an exhibition of 71 photographs of the great jazz artists of the 1930s and 1940s. Call (760) 602-2021 or visit www.carlsbad ca.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, July 19 through Aug. 30, Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Meet the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. July 21. SEASIDE DAY CAMP The city of Encinitas will operate the Seaside Day Camp from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 27 from the Scout House in Glen Park, 2149 Orinda Dive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The camp is for youth ages 6 to 12 years and includes arts and crafts, games, weekly beach trips and field trips. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, visit www.encinitasrecreg.com.

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lower limbs called revascularization may be necessary. For patients with critical limb ischemia, an expeditious evaluation with consideration for revascularization is vitally important; for very advanced cases amputation may unfortunately be the only option, thus reinforcing the need for early detection and treatment. There are two types of revascularization commonly used to treat patients with advanced PAD. The first is known as bypass surgery whereby incisions are made above and below the blockage in the vessel, and a new channel is created around the blockage using either a vein as a “spare part” from another part of the body or a synthetic tube. This is stitched into place to “bypass” the blockage and restore blood flow. This type of traditional operation has been used for many years, but requires hos-

pitalization and can be associated with potentially serious complications. In many cases we can now treat PAD far less invasively. Just as minimally invasive techniques have evolved for the treatment of heart disease, similar techniques are now being utilized in the treatment of PAD. During these procedures, a small tube called a catheter is first inserted into the blocked artery using a needle; dye is injected to locate the blockage (this is known as an angiogram), which can then be cleared by a variety of techniques such as dilating the artery with a balloon, using a catheter to “grind out” the blockage, or inserting a thin expandable metal tube called a stent to expand and hold the artery open to restore blood flow. We are now using these less invasive procedures routinely to treat PAD at Scripps.

through April 5. No comments were received. It is still available for review on the city website and will be presented to council at the July 14 meeting. At that time, City Manager David Ott will also update council members on the project budget and donations received so far. “We’re getting very

close,” he said. “Our hats are off to staff and all the volunteers who worked on this project,” Mayor Tom Campbell said. “This looks like something that’s really going to happen.”

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