Rancho Santa Fe News, July 3, 2009

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VOL. 5, NO. 14

JULY 3, 2009

Board votes in newest members

THISWEEK THE UP SIDE OF DOWN Bob Page, a longtime Ranch resident and veteran journalist, finds the silver lining of the current economy on a luxury cruiseliner in the current installment of “A Page from My Book” 9

WATER, WATER … A drought forces the Santa Fe Irrigation District to clamp down on how its customers use drinking water 10



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grad gets ready to play in U.S. Open By Bianca Kaplanek

RANCHO SANTA FE — Most students wouldn’t turn down an offer to attend Harvard. Most wouldn’t choose to spend their first summer home from college on a golf course rather than at the beach. But Kaitlin Drolson isn’t your typical 19-year-old. After more than 10 years of commitment and determination, the Rancho Santa Fe resident is heading to Bethlehem, Pa., to play in the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open July 9 to July 12 at Saucon Valley Country Club. To participate, golfers must get through two qualifying tournaments — one local and one sectional. Last year Drolson made it through the locals but missed the sectional by two shots. At the start of this year’s sectional, it looked like history may have been repeating itself. “I was 6-over after five holes, which is not good at all,” Drolson said, explaining that her father had gotten sick the night before. “I was worried about him carrying my bag for 36 holes,” she said. “It’s

hope to stay in it forever. It’s the greatest sport in the world.”




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Retirement home planned for area By David Wiemers

RANCHO SANTA FE — At the Association board of directors meeting June 18, Ali Shapouri, of Shapouri & Associates in Rancho Santa Fe, gave an informative presentation regarding a new Rancho Del Mar Continuing Care Retirement Community currently in the development stages. Shapouri told the board of directors that there is a need for more care centers for seniors in the area, particularly as the population ages. In 2004 the percentage of senior citizens in the county was close to 11 percent. By

2030, as Baby Boomers age, that number will increase to nearly 19 percent of the population. According to Shapouri, there are not enough senior care centers in the immediate area to service the growing population. Shapouri & Associates conducted an informal survey, which was given to 2,500 seniors, and 350 responded. “The results were surprising,” Shapouri said. “Seniors don’t want conventional institutional living. They want a resort lifestyle. More computers. More cultural events. Social interacting.” With this in mind,

Shapouri’s firm is planning a complex for a client that is located on the southeast corner of El Camino Real and Via de la Valle. The complex consists of 224 assisted care units, underground parking and a 30,000-square-foot wellness center located to the west of the soon to be realigned portion of El Camino Real. “This is a $200 million facility,” Shapouri said. Even though the project will be located on San Diego property, the architectural design is based on historic Rancho Santa Fe style. “This is being designed for the community and we are look-

ing for their support,” Shapouri said. “I believe there is significant demand.” San Diego County has plans to widen Via de la Valle and realign and widen El Camino Real. This realignment has been considered in the design of the project. Director Bill Beckman asked Shapouri if there was a target date for the project, to which Shapouri replied that they are still two to three years from construction. President Lois Jones told the board directors that the San Dieguito Planning TURN TO RETIREMENT ON 20

RANCHO SANTA FE — It was unanimous. On June 18, the Rancho Santa Fe board of directors voted in Bill Beckman as the next president of the Association. Kim Higgins will serve as vice president and Tom Lang as treasurer. New board members include Dick Doughty and Jack Queen, winners of the recent board of directors election. Doughty received 540 votes and Queen 536. Steve Shillington and Susan Marr also ran for the board, but failed to receive enough votes to win. Shillington received 368 and Marr 257. New president Beckman thanked the board for their vote of support. “I look forward to serving,” he said. Beckman also thanked outgoing President Lois Jones for her service; and the board of directors gave her a standing ovation. Before stepping down, Jones took the opportunity to present a “Star Award” to Hal Sexton for his years of service to the community at the Garden Club. The “Star Award” is a new honor, which Jones created this year. Sexton was out of town when the award was given last month at the annual Association meeting. He graciously accepted the award. Patrol Officer Matt Wellhouser also presented officer Doug Allard with a 10Year Service Award. Allard accepted the recognition with his young daughter at his side. In other Association news, the board received an update on the Village parks by The Inn from Covenant Administrator Ivan Holler. The three conceptual drawings for the design improvement to the Village parks were presented to the Art Jury recently. After giving the concepts consideration, the Art Jury asked to submit their own concept. The public will then have the opportunity to comment on the designs. The board moved to direct staff to return from a joint meeting with the board and Art Jury with a recommendation for a preferred alternative, based on the public comment. The next meeting is scheduled for July 2. It is anticipated that the board will once again be discussing the problem of lerp psyllid infestation in the eucalyptus trees.


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With drought alert, Del Mar forces water conservation By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Taking a proactive approach to stave off possible fines, Del Mar declared a stage-two drought alert, but stopped short of implementing drought rates at its June 22 meeting. The move, which means mandatory savings and water-use restrictions, advises all customers to increase conservation efforts. As of July 1, the San Diego County Water Authority began an 8 percent reduction in its supply to Del Mar, mandating the region’s smallest city to not exceed an annual cap of 1,343 acre-feet

of water. (One acre-foot is the quantity of irrigation water that would cover one acre to a depth of one foot.) If water use exceeds that amount, the penalty is $1,056 per acrefoot. If the city surpasses it by 15 percent or more, the fee doubles to $2,112 per acrefoot. “So we could spend some money in a hurry if we violate our cap,” Public Works Director David Scherer said. As a result of past conservation efforts, however, water use in the city has declined by more than 16 percent during the past two years. From June 2006 through

May 2007, Del Mar customers used almost 1,447 acre-feet. The next year consumption dropped nearly 15 percent to 1,233 acre-feet, a decline Scherer attributed mainly to the temporary closure of the L’Auberge resort. From June 2008 to this past May, usage dropped again by about 1.6 percent to 1,214 acre-feet. But the city’s average water consumption per capita remains high, Scherer said. Of the 24 public agencies served by San Diego County Water Authority, Del Mar is the ninth highest user, consuming more than Oceanside, Escondido and

Carlsbad. If water use reverted back to May 2007 levels, the city would be subject to a $100,000 fine, Scherer said. Del Mar’s ordinance recommends the usual watersaving suggestions –— run only fully loaded washing machines and dishwashers, turn off the faucet when shaving or brushing teeth, repair leaks immediately, sweep rather than hose down outside areas and install lowflow showerheads and lowflush toilets. For those who own older homes, kits are now available to retrofit high-flush toilets, eliminat-

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ing the need for replacement. Irrigation is recommended between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. only. Watering lawns during the day is counterproductive, Scherer said, since there is greater loss to evaporation. Visit .20gallonchallenge.com for more water-saving tips. Scherer said rebates are still being offered to replace high-use appliances, but with more requests than money available they are being issued on a first-come, firstserved basis. The city will begin tracking water use. If consumption exceeds a target rate of 1,300 acre-feet for two consecutive months, Scherer said he may ask council to implement drought rates. We’ve done a good job as a city, but the message is, we’ve got to continue, he said. The Public Works

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Department is also developing a good-neighbor program that will use blue door tags to let people know it has observed problems such as overwatering or broken sprinklers. “This isn’t water cops,” Scherer said. “This is helpful.” Council members said they may consider posting a list of the city’s top water users on the Web site. “The data we’ve seen suggests that 80 to 90 percent of Del Mar has improved water conservation, but certainly not all citizens have made any serious attempt to reduce water use,” Councilman Don Mosier said. A drought alert calls for up to 20 percent conservation. It is stage two or a fourphase warning system that begins with a watch and ends with critical and emergency, which requires more than 60 percent conservation.

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cialist Vonn Marie May, from 4 to 6 p.m. July 12 at the Village Community Presbyterian Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias. The event coincides with the new book May has just finished about Rancho Santa Fe. Many photos in this lecture will include photos from the new book. A new board member, Gijs Hanselaar, has been working with May to digitize the images for this book for the Historical Society’s future archives. Tickets for members are $15. For general admission, tickets are $20 with children 10 to 16 for $8. Advance ticket reservation is required by July 9. Send checks to RSF Historical Society, P.O. Box 1 Rancho Santa Fe, 92067. Names will be on a checklist at the door. For details, call (858) 756-9291.


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JULY 3, 2009

Party set for state reserve’s anniversary



LEAD STORY A 48-year-old immigrant from Malta regularly hangs out in various New York City bars, but always on the floor, so that he can enjoy his particular passion of being stepped on. “Georgio T.” told The New York Times in June that he has delighted in being stepped on since he was a kid. While one playmate “wanted to be the doctor, (another) wanted to be the carpenter ... I would want to be the carpet.” Nowadays, he carries a custom-made rug he can affix to his back (and a sign, Step on Carpet) and may lie face-down for several hours if the bar is busy. He is also a regular at “high foot-traffic” fetish parties, where dozens of stompers (especially women in stilettos) can satisfy their own urges while gratifying Georgio.

Compelling Explanations — Steven Gilmore Jr., 21, was arrested in Gainesville, Fla., after an aborted convenience store robbery in which he shot a clerk with a BB gun. Police said Gilmore confessed to the crime, explaining that he is an aspiring rap singer and felt he needed to commit a violent crime to gain “street cred” as a thug. — Marcella Rivera said the last she heard was that her soldier-husband, William Rivera, would try to reconcile with her and their five children when he got back from Iraq, but then her mother saw a TV program on returning soldiers that showed William being married to another woman. Marcella pressed a bigamy charge in Independence, Mo., but prosecutors dropped it in May after William convinced them that “post-traumatic stress disorder” suffered in Iraq had made him forget that he was married.

Ironies — Evils of Renewable Energy: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick calls the Evergreen Solar Panel manufacturing plant in the town of Devens “the leading edge of our clean energy economy,” but neighbors continue to complain vociferously about the dizzying, 24-hour-a-day noise. According to a June Boston Herald story, farmers report that their horses are developing ulcers and that other animals are behaving strangely. — Sexual Confusion: Researchers from the University of British Columbia nursing school reported in December that lesbian and bisexual high school girls are seven times more likely to get pregnant than other girls. A leading hypothesis is that those girls may try to disguise their sexual identity by uninhibited heterosexual behavior.

TEEN HOSTS FUNDRAISER Young hostess Charlie Reed, far right, welcomed, from left, Rancho Santa Fe Rotary member Burl Jordan, who spoke to the crowd of his experiences digging wells in Sudan in January, Dep Tuany, director of the Southern Sudanese Community Center of San Diego, and Rancho Santa Fe Rotary member Ole Prahm during her recent Water for Sudan fundraiser. Reed, a student at Torrey Pines High School and active member of its Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club-sponsored Interact Club organized the fundraiser in May to benefit the Water for Sudan organization. The profits from the event will go to drill wells in parts of Sudan where there is no running water prompting illness and death from waterborne diseases. Courtesy photo

Perjury case could mean prison for cop By Randy Kalp

OCEANSIDE — A former California Highway Patrol officer and a middleaged woman will have to stand trial on charges relating to the prosecutor’s allegation that a sexual favor was traded for the dismissal of a traffic infraction, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled June 24 in a Vista courtroom. Abram Anthony Carabajal, a retired Oceanside CHP officer, is charged with one felony count each of perjury, receipt of a bribe and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Shirin Zarrindej, of Encino, is charged with subordination of

perjury, bribery of a witness and conspiracy to obstruct justice — all felonies. Both defendants face up to five years four month in prison, if convicted. Judge Runston Maino set a July 9 arraignment hearing for the defendants, at which time their trial date may be set. Prosecutors allege the two defendants went to Vista Traffic Court on July 1, 2008, for a ticket Carabajal, 52, issued to Zarrindej, 48, that March. Once in front of the judge, and after both defendants had been sworn in, Carabajal asked for the case to be dismissed citing that he never received a subpoena.

Following the hearing, the two defendants went to the Guest House Inn on North Coast Highway in Oceanside. Zarrindej paid for the room; however, Carabajal, who was then married with five children, made the reservation in person the previous day, testified Mona Patel, the hotel’s manager. Sgt. Tom Greenstone, of the California Highway Patrol, testified he set up an undercover operation with three other officers to investigate Carabajal’s actions that day, in part because of past complaints dating back to 2006 of the officer giving out his personal work number to

female motorists that he cited. Greenstone said the two defendants arrived at the courthouse separately. Following the hearing, he said they spoke for a few seconds in the parking lot and then left for the hotel in separate cars. After about an hour in the hotel room Carabajal left, Greenstone said, and that is when the officers contacted a partially naked Zarrindej in the room. Zarrindej, whose birthday was on the day of the alleged incident, told the officers she and Carabajal had TURN TO PERJURY ON 20

Solana Beach expands no-smoking areas By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Smoking will no longer be permitted at all Solana Beach bars, outdoor dining areas, farmers markets, playgrounds, recreational areas, sports arenas and the coastal rail trail after a unanimous City Council vote at the June 24 meeting that expanded the city’s smoking ordinance.

To decrease the accessibility of tobacco products to minors, the ordinance also prohibits the sale of tobacco in vending machines and requires tobacco retailers to be licensed by the city. Licensing fees will be set at a later date. According to the staff report, cities with similar laws have reported significant decreases in the illegal

sale of such products to minors. The new law will also reduce the number of designated smoking rooms in hotels from 50 percent to 25 percent. Councilman Dave Roberts said he wanted to ensure the amended code is as comprehensive as possible, so he asked that it also ban smoking within 20 feet of any public entryway.

Councilwoman Lesa Heebner wanted it to include street fairs such as Fiesta del Sol. The city attorney said both requests would be added before the amended code is presented for final adoption. Resident Robert Wilson said he agreed with 99 percent of the ordinance, but TURN TO SMOKING ON 19

Quarantined students return home from China By Jeannie Sprague-Bentley

CARLSBAD — The local students who were stuck in China after an endof-year educational trip are now home. Twenty-nine students and teachers returned home June 20; however, the five students and one teacher who tested positive for the swine flu virus stayed behind while recovering in a

hospital in China. Those students returned home a few days later. The students from Pacific Ridge School, a private school located in the Bressi Ranch area, left for China on the school’s annual 13-day trip and were due home June 15. However, just days into the trip some of the students on a side trip to Three Gorges Dam aboard a

river cruise began to feel ill. The students who tested positive for the H1N1 virus reported being well taken care of in a Yichang hospital where they were quarantined. The students were able to talk on their cell phones to friends and family from their individual hospital rooms. The remaining students who were exposed to the virus were

isolated from one another for a week in the hotel and were given computers and phones to communicate until they were retested to make sure they never contracted the virus. School officials and students said they learned a lot on the trip and that the experience will not make them change plans for another trip to China next year.

DEL MAR — Torrey Pines State Reserve Extension will celebrate its 35th anniversary this summer, marking the successful conclusion in 1974 of the grassroots fundraising campaign that led to its acquisition and incorporation into the State Reserve. To celebrate this historic conservation victory, the Torrey Pines Association and the Torrey Pines Docent Society will host a “habitat” party on the grounds of Del Mar Heights Elementary School from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 22, 13555 Boquita Drive. The school overlooks the 168-acre extension, a landscape of rugged ridges, sandstone domes and deep ravines that is home to specimens of native Torrey pine trees and at least 20 other species of endangered native plants not found in the main reserve. During the 1960s, the extension, which is situated about a mile north of the main reserve, was slated for development when a group of residents launched the nationwide fundraising campaign that led to its preservation. Friends and residents of the surrounding community are invited to take part in the celebration and learn more about protecting this valuable natural resource for future generations. Activities for children will include a scavenger hunt, owl pellet dissections, art activities and a photo contest for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Youngsters may submit any color or black and white photograph taken at the extension. The photos should be printed in 8-inchby-10-inch format and submitted by Aug. 8. Photos can be submitted in person at the Visitor Center or by mail to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, 12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Entries are final and nonreturnable. Photographs must be labeled on the back with submitter’s name, address, school, phone number, email address and grade. Prizes will be awarded in two categories — grades K3 and 4-6. The winning photos will be exhibited at the party. For the adult audience, exhibits by Project Wildlife, Sky Hunters and the California Native Plant Society will introduce some of the animals and plants found in the extension. Representatives from Backyard Habitat will demonstrate landscaping techniques to attract birds, butterflies, beneficial insects and small animals into home gardens. Exhibits illustrating techniques for reducing water TURN TO PARK ON 19



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Drought: a good enough reason to build the desal plant “Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting over,” — Mark Twain July 1 marks the “official” beginning of mandatory water restrictions throughout most of San Diego County. While this may appear to be insignificant news, I believe it symbolizes a certain milestone. Essentially what a water restriction represents is the acknowledgement of drought conditions, and a concerted effort between water districts and their customers. This seems to be a positive step in the right direction, but really the battle has only just begun. Imported water and drought have forever been two tricky issues, particularly in the west, where a burning question remains. Do we truly retain all rights to water that must be channeled and pumped hundreds of miles to meet our demands? We’re now faced with a myriad of equally controversial alternatives; the “toilet to tap” solution perhaps being one of the most divisive substitutions. Water rate increases could be a potentially effective response to drought. Dry times call for desperate measures, and one way to tell a man to stop hosing down his driveway is by hitting his wallet. In San Diego, I am of the strong opinion that the desalination plant must become a reality. Our top priority at this time is water and where to find it. As expected, the Surfrider Foundation opposes the desal plant for its own reasons, essentially slowing the building process to a halt. What irritates me the most about Surfrider’s stance is their disregard for the Colorado River.Are they not aware of the environmental degradation caused by damming and diverting one of the most important waterways in the west? I too am concerned with how the Agua Hedionda Lagoon will be affected by the desal plant, but it’s borderline insane to think we should continue relying on exported water to

ERIC MURTAUGH Outside Perspective survive. Believe it or not, San Diego actually has 11 water cops on its payroll. The problem with this seemingly benign concept is that most folks don’t want to be told how they can and can’t use their water. Water cops are a means to enforce cooperation and compliance, but house calls and gentle reminders hanging from doorknobs will only infuriate their customers. Some are even comparing the program to “Big Brother.” Not surprisingly, cities such as San Diego are receiving a deluge of mostly anonymous voicemails from tattletale neighbors. Instead of convening in town hall settings to discuss drought solutions, people are having law enforcement intervene. This creates a hostile environment and solves very little. For all this water restriction talk, cities around the county sure are doing a terrible job setting the standard. How are we supposed to react when new meters are installed, or large fountains run all day, or city-owned golf courses are excessively irrigated? A few climate experts are predicting a wet, El Nino winter. It’s too early to rejoice in this prediction, but the good news could be the recharging of aquifers and a heavier snow pack. Otherwise, as Mark Twain so deftly noted, water is for fighting over. A second Civil War is in our future if we don’t find an immediate solution to our drying environment.

Eric Murtaugh is doing his part to fight this drought. E-mail him at emurtaugh@coastnewsgroup.com.

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They don’t feel your pain Gas prices not a problem Do you wonder why Sacto electeds aren’t making a big fuss over the skyrocketing price of petrol? It’s becuz they have no reason to whine. Almost all of them have gas credit cards in their wallet and the taxpayer is the payee. For the most part the electeds also tool around in fancy wheels paid almost entirely by taxpayers. The electeds choose the brands. L.A. Times reporter Pat McGreevy did an entertaining piece on April 16 in which he came up with some pretty interesting observations. In addition to gas cards and autos subsidized by taxpayers, insurance is included and it’s OK for family members to drive state-owned cars. And he cited a couple instances where a family member was involved in a wreck. Who paid for repairs? Guess. Unanswered questioned: In the event of a lawsuit, who is the defendant? Local Solbeach Assemblyman Martin Garrick, Assemblyman Marty Block of the Harbor City and Sen. Mark Wyland of Escondido drive their own wheels.

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BILL ARBALLO Eye on the Coast their marbles, consider that the containers are solar paneled and contain a compactor that squeezes all the discardable stuff so the cans hold more than 200 pounds of rubbish so pickup service is substantially reduced. It also reduces manpower.

Business tax vote postponed Solbeach electeds have decided to postpone a business tax vote until next year. It will be a mail ballot vote likely in March and will require a majority yes response. Councilman Dave Roberts sez now is not the time for more taxes.

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Booze ban Becuz of a small bunch of rowdies who couldn’t control themselves after they’ve consumed a coppla glasses of adult beverages, North County Transit District has decided to impose a no booze after 9 p.m. ban. Folks were complaining about the deportment of these people.

Postal dilemma

Recent 2 cent hike for first class postage helped but didn’t solve current deficit woes according to a high up postal official who sez the p.o. suffered a $2 billion loss for the second quarter that ended March 31. Also, to save overhead, the number of employees has been reduced from 800,000 to 636,000 workers it was reported. And noticeable is the reduction in the number of hours the service counter is open.

Higher fees

The Board of Supervisors has jacked up the clean air fee on vehicles from 2 bux to 4. Funds are earmarked for air pollution control. At least for now.

Pot dispensary moratorium

A temporary moratorium in O’side on marijuana peddled at special dispensaries has been extended for 10 months and 15 days to allow “for further study.” Prediction is the prohibition will become permanent. Marijuana is a no-no nationwide, but some states allow its sale at dispensaries when the user can show documentation its use is for health purposes. In California, voters approved the sale of the weed under these conditions in 1996. Reports are these conditions are by and large ignored.

Waring is back

James Waring, former Harbor City land-use chief, who quit under a cloud a coppla years ago, is back as an appointee to the San Diego TURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON 23

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NEW LEAGUE LEADERS Assistance League Rancho San Dieguito members, from left, Cheryl Mallory, Wendy Morris, Joanne Viner, Sara Woolard, Anne King, Roberta Waterman, Marilyn Tostado, Sophie LaCasse, Kathy O’Leary, Joyce Bressler, Kathy Denlinger and Melinda Aldrete, were initiated into their new officer spots for the upcoming year in June. The league is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to putting caring and commitment into action. The volunteers of Assistance League are dedicated to ongoing support and long-term presence in the local communities they serve. For more information about Assistance League philanthropic programs or membership, visit Fabulous Finds, 1542 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, call (760) 634-1091, or visit www.alrsd.org. Courtesy photo

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SPELLING BEE North Coast Repertory Theatre will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” July 3 through July 25, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. This is a two-time Tony Award winning musical, and will be directed by Rick Simas. Call (858) 481-2155 for details.

JULY 4 OOH, AHH The city of San Marcos will host its annual Fourth of July Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. July 4, Bradley Park, corner of Linda Vista Drive and Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos. Entertainment includes the Sketch Band, followed by the country music of Southbound Jonny. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Call (760) 744-9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net to learn more.


FUN The Oceanside Museum of Art will host a Free Family Art Day at 11 a.m. July 5, OMA, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. The event will feature discussions with Holocaust survivor Sol Berger and memorial tile painting. Call (760) 435-3720 or visit www.oma-online.org/ calendar.html to learn more. ROCK ON The city of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department will present the fourteenth year of its Summer Sunday Concert Series from 3 to 5 p.m. July 5, Moonlight Beach, 200 B Street, Encinitas. Call (760) 633-2740 or visit www. EncinitasRecReg.com for details.

JULY 6 CAMP TECH The city of San Marcos will offer two summer camp programs, Video Game Design and Web Design, for children aged 8 to 14 from July 6 to July 10, San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. The Video Game Design class is offered from 9 a.m. to noon and the Web Design Class is offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register by visiting www.san-marcos.net. For details, call (760) 744-9000. COMPUTER CLASS The city of Carlsbad Recreation Department will host The Computer Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon July 6, Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad. The class is for adults ages 50 and over, and TURN TO CALENDAR ON 23



JULY 3, 2009

Defense opens case in child torture, death trial By Randy Kalp

ESCONDIDO — Despite being a defense witness, Jose Castenada’s former employer may have given insight into what caused the beating death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old boy nearly five years ago when he testified June 18 in a Vista courtroom. Larry Resz testified Castenada worked as a gardener for him off and on from 2000 to 2005. On June 25, 2005, Resz said the 24-year-old defendant worked from around 7:30 a.m. to noon, at which time Resz then took Castenada back to his apartment on Bear Valley Parkway in Escondido. On the way to Castenada’s residence, Resz said he turned down the defendant’s request for a raise, which he said clearly frustrated Castenada. Resz, of Escondido, testified that he had paid Castenada $15 an hour and thought his request for more was “out of line.”

Several hours later, Castenada and the boy’s mother, Maria Razo, rushed her unconscious son, Cesar Razo, to the Palomar Medical Center after they couldn’t revive him at home. The couple arrived at the hospital around 4:40 p.m. and Castenada told the medical staff Cesar Razo had been knocked unconscious when he fell off a swing at the playground. Castenada and Maria Razo were arrested after doctors discovered more than 200 injuries to the toddler. An autopsy revealed the toddler died sometime between 1:40 and 4:40 p.m. from a blow to his abdomen and the back of his head, which could have been inflicted as early as 10:40 a.m. Castenada’s attorney, Allen Bloom, said in his opening statements that he believed Maria Razo inflicted the fatal injuries, while Castenada was at work, and then took a plea deal to mini-


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Castenada could face the death penalty. Earlier in the week, Cesar Razo’s sister testified that she had been primarily abused by Castenada; however, she said her mother did strike her once with a broken clothes hanger. She said on the day that her brother died, Castenada hit and choked him, because he was crying a lot. Before resting their case June 18, prosecutors played three short home videos that Castenada made of Cesar Razo with a video camera he stole from Resz. Two of the videos showed Cesar Razo dancing and blowing kisses

into the camera at Castenada’s direction. The third video showed Castenada documenting the multitude of injuries on a naked Cesar Razo’s body. During this video, Castenada asked the boy several times if Maria Razo’s mother inflicted the injuries, to which the boy said yes. Throughout the screening of the videos for the jury, which lasted several minutes, Castenada kept his head down, never once raising it to view the large projection screen just a few feet away. Castenada, who remains in custody without bail, is expected to testify at the trial.

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Officer found not guilty of road-rage shooting By Randy Kalp

OCEANSIDE — An offduty police officer was acquitted June 22 of charges relating to the shooting of a mother and her son during a 2008 road rage incident in an Oceanside shopping center. After nearly 12 hours of deliberation, a panel of eight women and four men found Franklin James White, 29, a patrolman with the San Diego Police Department, not guilty of one felony count of discharging a firearm in a gross negligent manner with two allegations of great bodily injury and exhibiting his firearm, a misdemeanor. If he had been convicted, White had faced up to nine

years in prison. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. March 15, 2008, at the Lowe’s store parking lot in the 100 block of Old Grove Road in Oceanside after Rachel Silva pursued the Whites after she perceived they had cut her off. Dressed in plain clothes and driving his own car,White fired five .38-caliber rounds at Rachel Silva’s vehicle believing he and his wife, Jacquellyn, were going to be rammed as she reversed her car toward his. Johnny Silva was shot once in his leg near his knee, while his mother was shot twice in her arm. White and his wife, a

Carlsbad police dispatcher, both testified at the trial that they never saw Johnny Silva, who was reclined in the passenger seat, during the incident. Following the verdict, the Whites and their family and friends, who were in attendance throughout most of the three-week trial, whisked through the Vista courthouse denying requests to comment on the verdict. As the Whites and their entourage moved hurriedly down the hall outside the courtroom, White’s attorney, Rick Pinckard, said, “I’m just glad it’s over for his family. It has been a long 16 months.” White, who had been on

voluntary unpaid administrative leave from the San Diego Police Department, was reactivated June 23, according to authorities. He will return to active duty early next week; however, he is still facing a mandatory internal affairs investigation from within the department regarding his adherence to policy and procedure. “We were confident the justice system would find no question that Frank is innocent of these charges, said Brian R. Marvel, president of the San Diego Police Officers Association, in a press release TURN TO SHOOTING ON 20

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Philanthropic party takes off RANCHO SANTA FE — It was another great turnout for the Fine Magazine V.I.P. Realtor Event on June 18. More than 100 realtors were on hand to enjoy wine and appetizers and raise $2,800 for the evening’s sponsored charity, Just In Time, or JIT. The mission of JIT is to help transitioning foster youths become productive adult members of society by

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Church renovation keeps history alive RANCHO SANTA FE — Fifty years and memories of baptisms, weddings and Sunday services are being preserved at the Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Currently in the midst of construction of a new sanctuary, the church has saved portions of its original worship space so that its history will be part of the new church going forward. “A design integrating the old and the new was a strong desire of the church,” Domusstudio Architecture’s Associate David Keitel said. “By creating a small chapel from what was once the church’s main worship space, an important tie to the past is maintained.” Since demolition crews arrived at the Rancho Santa Fe Village Church in September 2008, much progress has been made. A groundbreaking event kicked off new construction in December, and a new playground was dedicated in April. The main sanctuary is quickly taking shape, with all

of the steel now in place and wood framing under way. According to Keitel, the original front of the former sanctuary has been preserved so that a small chapel may be created to complement the main sanctuary. With seating for about 120, the space will be used for weddings, memorials and worship events. Also among the elements of the Village Community Church being preserved is the stained glass in the chancel of the chapel, which has artistic and sentimental value to many in the community, Keitel said.The church’s original pipe organ is also being reconstructed and will be a centerpiece of the new Village Church sanctuary. Designs include a space for a 60-member choir, as well. More than five years in the planning, the Village Church’s new $17 million sanctuary building is expected to be completed in spring 2010, according to Don MacNeil, chairman of the Building Committee. ROEL Construction Company is the contractor. Incorporating

administrative offices as well as the sanctuary, the new twostory, 25,420-square-foot building will have seating for 592. Parking will be increased from 204 to 265 spaces. Improved visibility and audibility from all areas of the sanctuary are part of the church’s interior design. The new sanctuary’s exterior design is being done in Lilian Rice “Spanish Revival” style, in keeping with the character of the Rancho Santa Fe Village, according to Keitel. Exterior elements include a 45-foot tile-roofed tower and a 42-foot dome topped with a 5-foot cross. The church is planning a cross-raising ceremony in September, according to the Rev. Jack Baca. Once the sanctuary/ administration building is complete, the church plans a second building for the

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crime REPORT A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Randy Kalp

A report for the week of June 16, 2009 to June 23, 2009 CRV STOLEN A blue Honda

CRV valued at $15,000 was reportedly stolen from Lahoud Drive in Encinitas sometime after 10:30 p.m. June 19. UNPLUGGED The Radio Shack on North El Camino Real in Encinitas was reportedly burglarized of more than $3,000 in electronics, which included a television and three computers, sometime between 8:30 p.m. June 19 and 8:30 a.m. June 20. SHARP OBJECTS A 25-yearold man was arrested June 20 for an alleged attack with a cutting instrument that occurred the previous afternoon on Avenida La Posta in Encinitas. BIKELESS Two bicycles valued at more than $350 each were reportedly stolen from Via Del Alba in Rancho Santa Fe around 3:30 p.m. June 18. LOOK TO THE BEACH Three beach cruisers were reportedly stolen from a garage on North Cleveland Street in Oceanside sometime between 4 p.m. June 18 and noon June 19. DESPERATE TIMES A strong arm robbery reportedly occurred for two 12-pack cans of soda and a can of potato chips around 10 p.m. June 16 at the AMarket on Oceanside Boulevard in Oceanside. TWOFER Two vehicles parked on Greenbrier Drive in Oceanside were reportedly bur-

glarized after someone threw a concrete block through the vehicles’ windows around midnight June 16. REALLY? A 43-year-old man was arrested around 7:10 a.m. June 21 for an alleged assault on a middle-aged woman on West East Drive at Woodrail Drive in Vista. NOT THE PET Someone reportedly stole a television valued at $2,600 as well as a domestic pet from a residence on Lone Oak Road in Vista sometime between 7:40 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. June 19. MAN ROBBED A 60-year-old man was reportedly robbed of his backpack around 4 a.m. June 20 while on Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. CREEP An assault to commit rape reportedly occurred around 4 p.m. June 17 on Morning Mist Court in Vista.


Charley Hollin is wanted for kidnapping and child molestation. Hollin was born Sept. 18, 1955, in Manchester, Ky. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He claims to be a strong Pentecostal and is an avid reader of detective magazines. Hollin also professed to have fake hair pieces, mustaches, and other means of disguising his true identity, as well as exhibiting a badge to others indicating that he is a

police officer. On Jan. 20, 1999, a 10year-old female resident of S e y m o u r, Ind., was allegedly abducted at knife point outside a local girl’s club and later sexualCHARLEY HOLLIN ly assaulted. After the molestation occurred, Hollin reportedly made the victim leave the

car naked, and her clothes were thrown out of the car after her. On Feb. 3, 2000, an arrest warrant was issued for Hollin in Indiana, for two counts of confinement and three counts of child molesting. Additionally, Hollin was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. If you have any information concerning this man, contact the nearest FBI office.

San Diego County’s

CRIME LOG Compiled by Randy Kalp The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of June 16, 2009 to June 23, 2009

ENCINITAS Petty Theft 4, Burglary 5, Vandalism 0, Assault 2, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 0, Burglary 3, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0




Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0 DEL MAR Petty Theft 2, Burglary 1, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0 SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 2, Burglary 1, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 3, Robbery 0 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 3, Burglary 7, Vandalism 16, Assault 4, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 1 VISTA Petty Theft 3, Burglary 10, Vandalism 3, Assault 4, Grand Theft 10, Robbery 1


Never attempt to arrest a fugitive yourself. These files should not be relied upon for any type of legal action. If the subject is a fugitive from our 10 Most Wanted page, e-mail San Diego Crime Stoppers or call their hot line at 888-580-TIPS 24 hours a day. For details, log on to www.sdsheriff.net/tmw. For warrant inquiries, information or to pass along a tip, use the sheriff’s online Tip Form (anonymous; no e-mail address needed) or call the area office.

Seyyed Nasser Alavi Loftabad Battery, Unlawful Penetration, 2005

Ricardo Reyes Attempted Murder 2001

Brandon Scott Ellis Conspiracy September 2008

Julio Cesar JacoboCuriel Murder San Marcos, 2008

Gerardo M. Gomez Attempted Murder December 2004

Imedo Molina Laurel Murder December 2005

Jose A. Lopez Attempted Murder December 2004

Ricardo Persona Rape, Child Molestation San Diego, Jan. 1997

Julio Romero Child Molestation Ramona, 2005

Arturo G. Gomez Rape with Force San Diego, May 2007

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Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via e-mail to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. New Optimist CARLSBAD — The Optimist Club of C a rl s b a d , “ T h e Achievers” inducted L i n d a Robertson, longtime Optimist Club supporter, as a full memLINDA b e r. Fo r ROBERTSON information about the club, contact John Aldrich at (760) 809-6879.

Welcoming two D E L MAR — The Del Mar Kiwanis Club welcomed two new members, Dee Fisher and N a n c y Nguyen.The


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League star DEL MAR — The League of Women Voters of California awarded North Coast LWV member J o y c e Joseph with California’s outstanding Smart Voter team member award for unbiased election infor- JOYCE JOSEPH mation. After moving to Del Mar with her husband Tony, Joseph was elected president of the local League from 1979 to 1981 and is currently a director of the San Diego County LWV and First Vice President of the North Coast LWV. She has coordinated the Smart Voter information for the entire county for the last six years.

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BOB PAGE A Page from My Book

St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church celebrated its fifth Guild Wine Taste Event on June 7 at the Fairbanks Highland home of parishioners Jim and Mary Clifford. There were 170 guests in attendance enjoying live music by Second Wind, catering by TK&A and a variety of wines from San Diego Wine Company. Farryl Moore, the event chairwoman, reported that more than $8,700 was earned for the new Parish Hall Kitchen. At left, from left, Bill and Sherry Dietz, Shane and Lori Harrigan and Moore.

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Ranch celebration of completion of historic Torah scroll RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Jewish community made history June 21, as for the first time in Rancho Santa Fe, a Communal Torah Scroll was completed. For thousands of years, the Torah has been one of the Jewish people’s most sacred objects and important part of the spirituality of the Jewish culture. It is the central and most important document of Judaism revered by Jews throughout the ages. The Torah scroll has roughly 600,000 handwritten letters. With a feather and special mix for ink, the scribe writes the five books of Moses on roughly 54 pieces of parchment. The average process, requiring intricate workmanship, takes more than a year to produce a Torah scroll. When a scroll is completed it calls for great celebration by the city greeting it to its new home. The first Rancho Santa Fe Communal Torah Scroll was completed at the home of Bob Shillman together with the Rancho Santa Fe

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Horse-loving wife, mother loses battle with cancer

HORSING AROUND Visitors like to stop for a picture with the giant wood sculpture of a typical Amish horse-and-buggy, commonly seen on the roads in northeast Ohio. Photo by E’Louise Ondash

Treasures to be found between the coasts I’m as guilty as the next East/West Coaster when it comes to dismissing The Big Flyover — that middle section of our country where supposedly there is nothing worth seeing or doing. But on a recent visit to northeastern Ohio, I was once again (happily) proved to be oh-so-wrong. We flew into Canton/Akron airport and stayed outside of Warren, a semi-rural area where the recession and unemployment has hit hard. The jobless rate in this corner of the state runs between 7 percent and a staggering 17 percent.You can see evidence of this in the many abandoned homes and shuttered businesses in and around the city of Youngstown, a former shell of itself. Once a thriving steel manufacturing base, the city has resigned to being smaller, and the citizens are trying to replace the dilapidated houses with small parks and open spaces. There also are still

with their manicured lawns and gardens, surrounded by lush-and-leafy hardwood trees that don’t exist west of the Rockies. Early summer is especially beautiful in northeast

E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road some beautiful tree-lined streets on the south side that continue to be showplaces — stately brick mansions with proudly maintained landscaping and blossoming trees. Locals will tell you that “young people” from this area go away to college and don’t return, mostly because there’s nothing to hold them. However, drive a half-hour in any direction and you’ll discover some of the most picturesque farm country anywhere — scenery that resembles a movie set, or maybe a picture postcard from the 1950s. I expected to see Norman Rockwell characters emerge from the doorways of the meticulously kept homes,

Ohio. The spring flowers still thrive and a few trees still display white and pink blossoms. The temperatures remain in the comfortable range and TURN TO HIT THE ROAD ON 21

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RANCHO SANTA FE — After a three-year battle with ovarian cancer, Linda Lee Wood left us on June 16. Linda Wood was born in Toledo, Ohio, and was the youngest of three children. When she was young, the family moved to Albuquerque, as it was a drier climate for her bout with pneumonia. At 12, Wood and the family moved to Los Angeles. After graduating from Granada Hills High School, Wood attended Los Angeles City College and worked at The Broadway department store where she met future husband Kenneth Arnold Wood. They married on Sept. 12, 1964. and had two daughters, Kimberly Ann in 1967 and Sherri Lynn in 1968. Linda Wood loved to ride horses and always dreamed of owning one. On the Woods’ first wedding anniversary, Ken Wood bought his wife an Arabian filly named Khans Khandy. One horse led to a small Arabian horse breeding business and to Ken Wood having a portion of his law practice focused on horses. Linda Wood helped her husband manage his busy law practice, publications company and real estate developments, running the office with precision and dedication up to the time of her illness. The family moved and built their family home in Rancho Santa Fe in 1974. There they raised Arabian horses along with German

Shepherds, and ran a family law practice and publishing company. Ken and Linda Wood have resided in the Ranch for more than 35 years. Linda Wood’s true dedication was to her Christian faith. Her love for the Lord was evident in her daily witness. She loved to study the Bible and was involved in many women’s Bible studies at the Horizon Christian Fellowship,Fairbanks. She form e r l y served as a deacon at t h e Rancho Santa Fe Village Church a n d chaired the LINDA LEE WOOD Women’s Group. Wood was also writing a booklet “Why God — God,Why Not?” Aside from those aforementioned, Linda Wood is survived by four grandchildren Amber, Nicolas, Jacob and Lachlan; one great grandchild, Holden; sister Joan Winstel; and brother Gale. Wood’s service was June 26 at the Horizon Church in Rancho Santa Fe. In replacement of flowers, make all donations out to M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas for Ovarian Cancer Research, or Horizon Christian Fellowship, Awana Program, P.O. Box 9070, Rancho Santa Fe.

Mandatory water restrictions in place RANCHO SANTA FE — On July 1, mandatory restrictions on the use of potable water took effect within the Santa Fe Irrigation District, or SFID. The district hopes for communitywide effort to conserve water and ensure a reliable and sustainable supply of water in the months and years to come, according to Michael J. Bardin, general manager of the Santa Fe Irrigation District. According to Bardin, the quickest and least expensive way to reduce

overall demand and safeguard the water supply to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public is through conservation. That’s why on May 21 the SFID board of directors declared a Drought Response Level 2 Condition for the district’s service area. The declaration placed mandatory restrictions on water use for residential and business customers within Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and TURN TO RESTRICTIONS ON 21


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Sunny days and no-kitchen nights Hey. It’s summer. Get the heck out of the kitchen. You’re making me look bad. I maintain it is the time for fast food with a clear conscience. I like to rationalize it this way. I could be on an expensive vacation somewhere, spending oodles of money. But since I am still home, dealing with all the cares of home, then I will take my own sort of mini-vacation — from the kitchen. Well, you could argue that I have more time to cook, but I counter that I have less inclination, if that is possible. Besides, I am out and about, at the beach, on the road. It’s time to live on made-to-order sandwiches, Mexican food and soda pop at least three times a week. In my further defense, I will say that during the school year, when life is regimented, I was known as the vitamin pill drill sergeant and the green vegetable queen. I never had any compunction about denying my children anything palatable unless they had choked down some zucchini or broccoli first. But when you do summer, do it with gusto and the main rule is that there are fewer rules. Breakfast, eaten by my champion sleepers at around 11 a.m., ranges from cold pizza to cold cereal. It is based on the well-known dietary laws of whatever is closest when they open the refrigerator. They used to graze until we hit the road, when they were always, suddenly ravenous. I love the idea of real drive-ins with those nifty window trays and big root beer floats. Most drivethroughs just aren’t the same and just to complicate things, my children no longer consume the real, down-and-dirty fast food. It has to be somewhat fresh, and not altogether packaged. That takes us into a new price range, but they have discovered some great spots. Still, I sometimes go by that funky hot dog hut with the killer chili dogs. They usually break down and manage to gobble down some chili fries, just to be polite. Occasionally, at some point in the summer hiatus, I am stricken with a wave of nostalgia and I will actually peel, boil, mix and bake the picnic fare that made my childhood summer’s memorable. For me it was homemade potato salad, barbecued chicken and chocolate cake with fudge icing. It will never taste as good as it did TURN TO SMALL TALK ON 22

The sights of Italian people and products, the smells of homestyle Italian food, the tastes of Italian wines and the sounds of Italian music. It’s the fifth annual FESTA Italiana at the Island Center, Faraday and College in Carlsbad, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11. This free-to-the-public benefit event is presented by the Encinitas Sons of Italy Lodge. Leading the entertainment will be classically trained opera tenor Herman Salerno and his team of singers and players. Authentically costumed Sicilian dancers will perform the “Tarantella” dance and others. They are a favorite in San Diego’s Balboa Park program. Salerno is also a leading maker of Italian wines from Ramona and he will team up with Carlsbad Wine Merchants in their shop at the center, for an Italian Wine Tasting event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The winery is most known for its Petite Sirah, which recently won a medal at the San Diego International Wine Competition. His Barbera has recently deserved attention. It’s a “drink now” wine whose

nearby Temecula at La Cereza. It turns out both wines are the product of the Granache grape. (The Spanish call it Garnacha). Most of the time, it is used as a blending grape and takes a back seat to its big brother in the Rhone, Syrah. But some California winemakers are maximizing this grape into a soulful, splendid solo performer. That leads me to a special winery in Monterey that makes a 2006 Granache from the Wild Horse Vineyard in Monterey’s backcountry, Marilyn Remark. Joel and Marilyn Remark tasted many small vineyard French Granache wines before they embarked on their own vibrant style. Theirs is a classic Rhonestyle varietal, pure and rich. The cost is $45 and it is produced in limited quantity.Visit www.remarkwine.com for more information.


Taste of Wine grape is from Northen Italy and is easy on the palate. Other Salerno wines to taste in the event will be Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and the proprietary Elegante, blended with Cabernet and Syrah. All wines will be poured inside Carlsbad Wine Merchants. Cost is $10. In a recent interview, Salerno commented, “with Ramona’s special terroir, this area has been recognized with its own official appellation, the Ramona Valley. I get extraordinary depth and character.” He has been making wine some 18 years and uses traditional handcrafted methods to produce premium wines. For more information, call the winery at (760) 788-7160. For details on the FESTA, call (858) 537-9878. Discover Granache My Top 10 Tastings for the first half of 2009 will be unveiled with the next column

WINNING WINE Herman Salerno displays his medal winning Petite Wine Bytes Sirah at the fourth annual FESTA Italiana In Carlsbad’s Island Center. — WineSellar and Photo by Frank Mangio Brasserie in the Sorrento Valley and I am picking up my tasting accomplished in the southern of San Diego presents a schedule to widen my candi- Rhone Valley with Chateau- “Sparklng Affair” from 11:30 dates for this occasion. For a neuf-du-Pape. At the same a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4 for $29 per few years now I have admired time, a Spanish wine has TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 22 the French and what they have caught my attention, made in

Animal behaviorist, autism expert to speak at club RANCHO SANTA FE — Temple Grandin, animal behaviorist and autism advocate, will be hosted for a lecture and luncheon by Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 8 at the Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive. Grandin will share her knowledge regarding animal behavior as well as her story of living with her own autism. Grandin, a Colorado State University professor, is widely recognized as one of

the most accomplished adults living with autism, holding a Ph.D. in animal science. She has written several books and has revolutionized the humane treatment of and quality of life for cattle. Her newest book, “Animals Make Us Human” focuses on the emotional needs of animals. This event is presented by Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, Inc., a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that has been based in Solana Beach since 1998. Two

years ago, TLCAD began its Leash-On-Life Program, featuring Service Dogs for families of children with autism. In addition to Grandin, the recipient family of TLCAD’s

first dog trained to work with children with autism will be sharing their story. Books will be available for purchase and signing by Grandin at the event.

Seating is limited, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Visit www.tender lovingcanines.org for further details, any inquiries and to purchase tickets.


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MACHEL PENN Machel’s Ranch “Another business bites the dust.” It’s an all-too-frequent headline these days as companies crash and burn, victims of the economic firestorm. Although small firms drive the U.S. economy — they create 60 to 80 percent of new jobs each year — they are also more subject to the whim of the markets than their larger peers. It’s heartbreaking to watch our Rancho Santa Fe restaurants and shops flounder and fail in the face of the recession. But one Rancho Santa Fe businesswoman has a strategy to avoid the destruction. Tamara Mahoney, owner of the lovely Embellishments boutique in Del Rayo Village, is deploying a combination of beautiful, reasonably priced products, personalized, nopressure service, and a rocksolid commitment to charity. This mixture of the entrepreneurial and the philanthropic is helping her store weather the recession — so far, anyway.

A bold step for a small business Tamara took a bold step by opening Embellishments less than a year ago, just as markets tanked. She’s a retail and fashion veteran with more than 12 years in the business, including two years at the now-defunct Madison Leather & Luggage in Flower Hill Mall. She is also creator of a popular and gorgeous line of jewelry sold throughout San Diego. So, she knew all about the risk of opening a

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HATS ON From left, Carol Bador and Nancy Santoro with Tamara Mahoney, the owner of Embellishments. Photo by Machel Penn

new store — even in good economic times more new stores fail than succeed. But she also trusted her instincts and believed that Embellishments was her life’s calling and the culmination of her dreams and years of hard work. “I had to do it. I literally felt I had no choice,” Tamara said, describing the creative spark that drove her. When opportunity knocked in the form of a suitable store space in the Ranch last fall, she was ready. The result is a store that captures her distinct aesthetic while offering general appeal. It’s chic, lushly decorated and cozy. It has an extraordinary array of shoes, handbags, jewelry, wraps, gifts and home décor. From stunning pashminas, hip Eric Javitz and Ada handbags, and stylish Dana Davis and Donald Pliner shoes, to things you didn’t even know you wanted, such as hand-painted note cards, crystallized picture frames and wine bags made of silk and velvet, Embellishments has a rare mix of items and prices. If you walk in, there’s no way you’re leaving without a purchase —

no way you’d want to! Tamara highlights the idea that her shoe selection is not only fashionable but also comfortable. ”I strive to stock my boutique with shoes my customers love, shoes that I would be happy to wear myself. It’s important to be good to our feet!” she said. Still, the crown jewel of Embellishments’ business model is charity. While many small business owners slash charitable giving, Tamara is ramping hers up. She gives products, financial support and time to Childhelp, the Helen Woodward Animal Center, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Casa de Amparo, Rady Children’s Hospital, the Alzheimer’s Association and other good causes. She offers her store space and exquisite goods for nonprofit fundraisers, donating a percentage of sales along with her own personal time and effort. “I believe in supporting my community,” she said. “I have faith that people believe in the importance of supporting local businesses too.” Let’s hope residents of the Ranch agree with Tamara that local firms deserve loyal patronage. Because if we

At the end of the school year, Santa Fe Christian Seniors raised more than $17,000 dollars for their school! Now that’s something to talk about. Each year the seniors are given the task of learning the tasks of fundraising and how to bring in profit for a business. The seniors developed a business plan and each group had to secure a loan to start their entrepreneurial venture. Once they obtained their money, the students begin building their business, like selling T-shirts before and after school. According to economics teacher Jon Wallace, “Business week gives the students an opportunity to gain firstshand experience of the effort involved in creating and maintaining a business.” How exciting to learn these

skills at an early age. I want to thank Santa Fe Christian for sharing this successful story with me. Featured in my column are seniors Jonny Searle, Nick Wright, Ryan Huffman, Kyle Pullman and Mile Butler. Congrats to all those that helped raise money for this fabulous program. Now that’s a school that rocks. On June 17, my good girlfriend Melissa Willams hosted a spectacular event at Delicias honoring her clients TURN TO MACHEL’S RANCH ON 21

DELICIAS DUO Columnist Machel Penn with Melissa Williams, the host of the Delicias party on June 17. Courtesy photo

YOUNG ENTREPRENUERS Santa Fe Christian seniors Jonny Searle, Nick Wright, Ryan Huffman, Kyle Pullman and Mike Butler. The group sold T-shirts to raise money and contributed to the $17,000 that seniors helped raise for Santa Fe Christian school. Courtesy photo

To cut back noise, Solana Beach bans gas leaf blowers By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Solana Beach landscapers, stop your engines — or at least the internal combustion two-stroke ones in your leaf blowers. City Council unanimously banned the gas-powered devices at its June 24 meeting as a means to reduce hydrocarbon emissions, noise pollution and the amount of debris entering storm drains. The amendment will not

take effect until Jan. 1, 2011, giving residents, landscapers and gardeners time to replace gas leaf blowers with electric ones. Until then, adopted changes to the municipal code restrict their use to between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with only noncommercial residential use allowed on Sundays. To further reduce noise levels, all mufflers and fullextension tubes must be installed when using the

blowers. The California Air Resources Board calculated that hydrocarbon emissions from 30 minutes of leaf blower operation equal about 7,700 miles of driving at 30 mph. According to the staff report, the two-stroke gas engines waste about 30 percent of their fuel by boosting it out through the exhaust and into the air. The remaining fuel is burned inefficiently, reaching emission

levels that would preclude a car from passing a smog inspection. For health and safety reasons, and to protect water resources, council members also amended the storm water section of the municipal code by expanding the definition of pollutant to specify leaves, grass clippings and yard waste as organic contaminants. Limiting the use of leaf blowers could prevent these

materials from entering the storm drain system, where they can break down in the pipes and “provide optimal conditions for bacteria regrowth,” the staff report states. To avoid city involvement in a private dispute between neighbors, the city will initiate an investigation only after receiving complaints from two people living at two different residences.

Teams sought for Relay for Life to raise cancer-fighting funds By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer. This year approximately 12,490 San Diego residents will hear the words, “You have cancer.” Everyone knows someone who has been afflicted by the disease that each year claims nearly 560,000 lives in the United States and about 8 million worldwide. On July 11, the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, an annual event that unites 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities

across the country to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those who lost the battle and raise money to fight the disease. The 24-hour walk, symbolizing the reality that cancer never sleeps, will be held at Earl Warren Middle School, 155 Stevens Ave. in Solana Beach. Teams of up to 20 people will take turns walking around the track, with at least one team member in motion at all times. The event will begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., followed by a survivors lap at 10 a.m. A luminaria

slide show featuring photos, messages and poems to honor those who have been affected by cancer will be held at 9 p.m. The event concludes the following day with a closing ceremony at 8 a.m. Last year Relay for Life raised more than $1.1 million in San Diego County, allowing the American Cancer Society to help almost 5,000 cancer patients in the region. Fairbanks Ranch resident Carolyn Gerard is an event volunteer and participant. Like all Americans, Gerard vividly remembers Sept. 11, 2001. But unlike her fellow countrymen, Gerard’s

focus wasn’t on the terrorist attacks occurring thousands of miles away. She was picking up her sister from a local hospital, hoping the stem cell transplant doctors had recently performed would heal her body. Glory Ayres’ battle with cancer began in 1995. The 32year-old wife and mother of a 3-year-old and 17-month-old was diagnosed with a rare and rapidly growing stagethree thyroid cancer. During the next few years, the cancer returned three times and had spread into her lungs. Chemotherapy treatments

could not kill the cancer cells. In August 2001, doctors recommended a stem cell transplant procedure, a fairly new treatment they saw as her final hope. Today Ayres remains cancer-free, thanks to advances in cancer research and treatment, Gerard said. Contact the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at (619) 209-9843 or visit www.relayforlife.org/solana beachca to participate, donate, become a sponsor or form a team. The deadline to include information in the luminaria slide show is July 5.

coach gets prison for player sex By Randy Kalp

VISTA — A San Diego Superior Court judge sentenced a former North County volleyball coach to prison June 15 in connection with having unlawful sexual relationships with three of his former players. Judge Timothy Casserly sentenced Steven Antony to two years in prison in accordance with his plea agreement. Antony, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of committing a lewd act with a 14- or 15year-old with the allegation that Antony was 10 years older than the victims, as well as three counts of engaging in sexual intercourse with a person under 18 and who was at least three years younger than the defendant — all felonies. Under his plea agreement, which he took in May three days before his trial was scheduled to begin, Antony could have received nearly six years in prison; however, Casserly chose to run the charges concurrent with a mid-term sentence. Prior to his plea, Antony faced more than a dozen charges relating to his sexual exploits. Throughout the case the three victims maintained that they pursued their relationships with Antony and were in no way harmed by him. “When I think of Steve I think of a man who is kind and loving,” Renee H. wrote in a letter to the judge. “In no way do I feel that he ever took advantage of me or preyed on me like the pedophile he is being portrayed as.” Antony met Renee H. in 1996 when he was the girls’ junior varsity volleyball coach for Vista High School and she was one of his 14-year-old freshmen players, according to court documents. Renee H. said their sexual relationship lasted several months and that she was not only the aggressor in the relationship, but also broke it off. His relationship with Aimee A. was Antony’s next with one of his players. The two started having a sexual relationship in 1998 when Aimee A. was 15. The two eventually married but divorced in March 2008. Following his divorce, Antony began dating then17-year-old Rachel K., a Rancho Buena Vista High School student, who played for his now-defunct Sunstorm Volleyball Club. “I was not being hurt by Steve in any way, but yet people are trying to make it seem like I was,” Rachel K. said in a letter to the court. “I am 17-years-old, only one year away from the law of consenting and several years older than a normal TURN TO COACH ON 22



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dent Rachel Silva instigated in which her son was with her. During the trial, Deputy District Attorney Jeff Dusek acknowledged that Rachel Silva started the incident and gave no indication of a willingness to stop; however, he argued that White hadn’t identified himself as a police officer when he fired the five shots from inside his vehicle through a closed window. “It was an emotional case based upon a police officer who by all accounts is a decent guy, is a decent police officer,” Dusek said outside the courtroom. “And we had a victim who had her troubles in the past, was unable to come in here and testify and that is always difficult to overcome.” Rachel Silva did not testify at the trial citing her Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate herself from the witness stand. She has pleaded guilty to a single felony count of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. When she is sentenced this summer, she faces up to four years in prison.

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RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund, through the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, recently donated $30,000 to support the San Diego Armed Services YMCA’s Free Confidential In-Home Counseling services for enlisted military families. The AYMCASD provides counseling for a variety of issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, depressing, deployment issues, parent education and family emergency supplies. “We are so grateful to the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s fund for recognizing and supporting the mental health needs of our military personnel and their families during this critical time,” Armed Services spokeswoman Brittany Catton said. “These funds will really make an impact, as ASYMCASD social workers make more than 100 confidential in-home visits each month.” Military families who need assistance can call (858) 751-5755, or fill out a confidential online referral form at www. militaryymca.org. No membership is required with the San Diego Armed Services YMCA and its services are free to military and their families.

Artists on display in July in RB RANCHO BERNARDO — Ren Daniels of the Rancho Bernardo Art Association will be showing art during July at the Incredible Café, 11828 Rancho Bernardo Road. Café hours are 6:30 a.m. through dinner every day. The work of RBAA members Pat Dispenziere and Susan Smolensky will also be on display during July at the Pacific Trust Bank, 16536 Bernardo Center Drive. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. RBAA member Vita Sorrentino’s art will be showcased during July at the Rancho Bernardo Community Tennis Club, 18402 W. Bernardo Drive. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more details, contact Phyllis Hensperger at (858) 675-2262.



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TV chefs keep things cooking at Summer Solstice party

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DEL MAR — With the somewhat-hazy, yet still-spectacular Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, three finalists from “The Next Food Network Star”created some of their signature dishes during the Del Mar Village Association’s 14th annual Summer Solstice on June 18 at Powerhouse Park. Several fans, aware the Food Network show had already wrapped, wanted to know who was victorious. But Jamika Pessoa,Debbie Lee and Eddie Gilbert remained tightlipped, reminding everyone the winner would be revealed during the Aug. 2 finale. Chefs from 20 Del Mar

restaurants were on hand serving some of their specialties as well. The event also included selections from about 30 vineyards, breweries and wine shops. Randy Fontaine and the Swingers entertained guests as they tasted, sipped and bid on silent auction items such as tickets to see Kelly Clarkson in concert at the San Diego County Fair, passes to the Thoroughbred Club, overnight stays at area hotels and complimentary meals at local restaurants. All 650 tickets, at $40 apiece, once again sold out in advance. Proceeds support the DMVA’s downtown revitalization efforts.

CRAWDAD, ANYONE? Above, Americana Café owner Randy Gruber, left, and Marc Geiserman had what was likely the most entertaining table at Summer Solstice. They spent the evening teaching guests the best way to de-shell and eat Gruber’s spicy crawdads. Right, Del Mar resident Erika Horn samples Jamika Pessoa’s signature tropical cheese puff, which features a goat cheese spread on puff pastry topped with red bell pepper and mango in a pineapple reduction tangy jerk sauce. “It’s sweet, spicy and flavorful, just like me,” said Pessoa, a finalist on “The Next Food Network Star.” Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

‘Six Months to Make It’ for young local musician By Jeannie Sprague-Bentley

CARLSBAD — Although Luke Walton has always been busy, a flurry of activity has surrounded the local musician since he graduated early from La Costa Canyon High School in January. The mostly self-taught singer and songwriter, who also plays piano and guitar, has spent the last few months recording CDs of original music and performing around town, while documenting the climb of his musical career and posting the series of episodes on the Internet titled “Six Months to Make It.” “‘Six Months to Make it’ is my journey from being an amateur to becoming a professional musician,” Walton said. “It’s more of a business relationship with my music.” So far, he said, it has been an interesting journey. In one of his earliest Webisodes, Walton applied to the new popular music program at USC. “Students and faculty worldwide have wanted a music program like this, so when USC announced this major, tons of musicians applied,” Walton said. And in a subsequent Webisode, Walton

found out he was one of only 14 students accepted. It comes as no surprise to those who know him. Walton has always been well-known among his peers for his multiple musical talents, winning all but one year in the school’s battle of the bands competition, and winning this past year with his current band, Blue Suburbia. But these days he is gaining national notoriety and hearing his songs played on the radio while making numerous guest appearances on local television and radio shows. Walton caught national attention when he rewrote and posted “Love Song” for country music sensation Taylor Swift on YouTube. “It all started off innocently enough, we were just having fun,”Walton said.“It just snowballed from there.” So far,it has received more than 60,000 hits. And with every hit,Walton said,the video is one step closer to the top in the search engine and one step closer to being seen by Swift. His hopes, he said, are for her to eventually see the video and contact him. But so far, it has been seen by just about everyone but Swift.

“A nationally syndicated local country radio deejay picked it up first,” Walton said. “Then, I just started stumbling upon the story when I Googled, ‘Luke Walton and Taylor Swift.’ I’d find links to NBC.com, USAtoday.com, AOL, Yahoo, blogs, fan sites, and various country radio sites across the nation that were all covering my story.” Just how does all this publicity make him feel? “It feels like I’m one step closer to dating Taylor Swift,” he half-joked. With a few more months to “make it” before leaving for college, Walton’s journey is far from over. Walton is busy playing the fair and local coffee houses and restaurants. He continues to make Webisodes, and has written and recorded a sequel for Swift, called “Hello Beautiful.” “One of my favorite things to do is write songs,” he said. “Some kids like to party, I like to write songs.” To follow Walton’s Webisodes, help him “get a date with Taylor Swift,” or find out where he is playing around town, visit Lukewaltonmusic.com.

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Weekly tasting menu keeps things fresh at Firefly Grill & Wine Bar Some of the criteria that keep me coming back to a restaurant is their commitment to a changing menu that reflects what’s in season, fun events, innovative food and wine pairings, savvy use of modern technology to keep me informed, and an educated staff. Let’s add to that a vibrant bar area that caters to it’s patrons with a small plates menu that cuts its prices in half with a generous daily happy hour. Firefly Grill & Wine Bar owner Jim Barrasso, Chef Aaron Daley and sous chef Kyle Dresser have perfected this mix and then some.The weekly tasting menu reflects their commitment to keeping things

DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate interesting for their devoted patrons who receive an e-mail every Thursday detailing the weekly four-course extravaganza, each course paired with wine as an option. Here is a tasting menu from a recent June weekend. The first course was a pecan crusted soft shell crab with mixed summer greens and a raspberry vinaigrette paired with a E’cluse Winery “Prelude” from Paso Robles.

Second course was roasted northern halibut with pickled artichoke hearts, grilled leeks and a pea puree served with Domaine Jomain Puligny Montrachet from Burgandy, France. The main course was a seven spice rubbed New Zealand lamb chop with a roasted garlic and sweet corn flan, lamb demi glace, paired with a Spann Vineyards “Mo Zin” Zinfandel from Sonoma County. Meyer lemon meringue tart with a blueberry lemon sorbet finished things off, expertly matched with a Foxen Winery late harvest Chenin Blanc from Santa Barbara County. I must add that all the wines were paired perfectly. This occurs every

week folks, on top of their extensive seasonal menu and small plates bar menu. Sign up for their weekly eNewsletter and you will get an e-mail every Thursday with the complete tasting menu. That is the efficient use of technology I’m talking about. I know I look forward to getting that e-mail every week and with the tasting menu the content is fresh and relevant. On the topic of special events, I don’t think I’ve come across a restaurant that hosts as many diverse events as Firefly. Their current e-mail included notices for an upcoming South African wine tasting along with Cakebread, Bourassa, and Spring

Mountain wine tasting dinners. I’ve not seen a month where they are not hosting at least two to three special dinners or tastings. They host regular cigar dinners and have paired courses with Stone Brewing Company. Jim is open to just about any type of dinner as I can attest to when I approached him a few years back with the concept for a Celebration of Artichokes dinner. He jumped all over it and we held sold out dinners two consecutive years. It’s that kind of open mind and creativity that should keep Firefly around for the long haul. So I’ve yet to touch on TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 18


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Local nonprofit benefits from The Call to Serve LICK THE PLATE By Jeannie Sprague-Bentley

CARLSBAD — At first glance, it may seem unusual to see college-aged men sitting around a sewing circle of women cutting cloth and stuffing beds at an animal shelter on a summer day in Southern California. But that is exactly the perception the three young men visiting from Pittsburg are hoping to change. “People think we should be on the beach,” joked Andrew Blythe, one of the three men traveling across the United States, in a quest to help others.“But we have a real passion for community service.” “We’ve been traveling across America, volunteering since May,” said Adam Kunes, who along with Blythe, helped create the faith-based traveling service club they represented. “We wanted to create something for youth, put a spin on volunteerism and inspire them.” The new spin has been raising awareness, they said, along the way at each stop on their journey, as they lend a hand to a different charity in each new town. The Call to Serve, their not-for-profit organization (the status is still pending) started in Pittsburg, Pa., and has made stops in New York, St. Louis, New Orleans, Houston and Phoenix. They reached the final leg off their cross country trek when they rolled into San Diego County in an older model recreational vehicle they purchased with donations from sponsors, such as their local Rotary Club. The three were all college

students when they first met in 2007 as volunteers rebuilding homes in New Orleans that had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. “We’re now attempting to keep the service spirit alive and raise awareness about volunteerism,” Blythe said. “There are a variety of different service projects and different ways to volunteer.” And on the afternoon the three lent a hand to the project at the animal shelter, Joan Laisney said she couldn’t have been happier. The roomful of volunteers worked together to make beds at the San Diego County animal shelter in Carlsbad on June 19 for Laisney’s nonprofit Kennel Comforters Volunteers Project. Laisney said she created the nonprofit organization eight years ago, after she was inspired to help others by the words of a friend. “She said, it’s not about you … it’s about what you can do to make someone feel better,” Laisney recalled. “Everybody needs a purpose.” Laisney said she has found the work comforting and enjoys the fellowship of those who help. And on this particular day, the group of unlikely friends shared a common bond. “It really is about the animals,” Laisney said. “I am so impressed by the boys, they showed up here this morning and they are still here late in the afternoon.” To assist with the Kennel Comforters Volunteers Project, contact Laisney at kennelcomforters@gmail.com. To follow The Call to Serve, visit thecalltoserve.org.

HELPING HANDS From left, Andrew Blythe, Brian Jennings, Joan Laisney and Adam Kunes. Laisney is founder of the Kennel Comforters Volunteers Project, and the three young men make up The Call to Serve, a project that has them traveling across the country in an RV to help inspire youth to volunteer. They were in Carlsbad on June 19 to help Laisney make beds for animals in shelters. Photo by Jeannie SpragueBentley


the main menu which, over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of sampling frequently. It’s divided up into sample and savor with favorites in the sample section including heirloom tomato salad,braised mussels and clams, a tapas trio that includes bacon wrapped dates, marinated olives, and andouille sausage. The world selection of cheeses is a favorite as well. Sample plates range from $7 to $14. From the savor portion of the menu I have never been disappointed. Favorites on the current menu include the Maine lobster risotto which is a huge portion, big enough for two or a delicious leftover. If you do take it home, form them into cakes the next morning, fry them up and serve a fried egg over it.The pork schinztel is perfect, and



a long day — 12 hours. I wasn’t playing bad. I just got a couple of unlucky breaks.” Once again, unlike most people, Drolson decided to simply keep doing what she was doing. “I just told myself not to change anything because that’s when you start messing up,” she said. “Then on my ninth hole I went birdie and on 10, I sunk a 60-footer for eagle.” That put Drolson at 3over, where she finished for the day. “I stayed steady and that was really good,” she said. “When I finished my last hole, I knew I would be close so I ran up to the clubhouse and started looking at scores. It was pretty cool. It didn’t hit me quite at first. Then I thought, ‘Wow, I finally made it after all my hard work.’ That was really nice, especially after my rough start.” Drolson played tennis as a youngster, but switched sports when she was 8 after a broken foot prevented her from continuing the rigorous moves tennis requires. “My dad took me to the range and I just never went back to tennis,” she said. “I got hooked and started playing tournaments when I was 10.” Since then Drolson has compiled an impressive list of achievements. She played in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur

Pictured at left is one of five commemorative bells celebrating the 100th anniversary of El Camino Real. The bell is located opposite of San Dieguito Park. The bells were recently installed by the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Photo by David Wiemers

the there is always an innovative preparation of halibut. Recently it was served in a fashionable bowl, swimming in a New England clam chowder filled with bacon and potatoes. That is not on the current menu but I’m sure it will make a comeback soon. The grilled flat iron steak and Kobe sirloin steak always come through big and the basil crusted grilled swordfish with grilled corn, lobster and ricotta ravioli with wilted arugula and lobster tarragon cream sauce sounds rich and it is, but in a decadently tasteful, and quite edible way. I really could write a couple more pages on the rest of the menu at Firefly, but alas, I’m limited to my editor’s restraints. One final thing to point out is the Sunday night gourmet burger night featuring Brandt Beef featuring four different burgers to choose from on fresh baked buns and hand cut fries.

It’s a fun Sunday night thing to do. Firefly is also available for special events and has hosted wedding receptions, networking events, and many a company party.And how can we forget the wine selection.That in itself could be the subject of an entire article. Trust me when I say Jim Barrasso knows his wine and makes it as much as part of the experience as the food. Firefly is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4:30 to 10 p.m. They are located at 251 North El Camino Real, Suite B, Encinitas. Visit fireflygrillandwinebar.com for more information.

2007 and 2008. She was named the San Diego Junior Golf Association Player of the Year in 2006 and was a member of a U.S. squad that same year at the Taiwan Amateur Championship. While attending Torrey Pines High School she helped her team win the state title during her freshman year and CIF titles that season and again when she was a senior. Drolson took second place at the CIF Southern California Championships in 2006 and at the CIF San Diego Section Championships in 2007. She is a three-time All-CIF San Diego Section honoree and set a nine-hole record with a 6under 30 as a sophomore. After graduating in 2008, Drolson opted to stay close to home and accepted a scholarship to Pepperdine University in Malibu, where she made the All-West Coast Conference first team as a freshman and tied for second at the WCC Championships. While preparing for the U.S. Open, Drolson spent six to 10 hours a day, six days a week at the Del Mar Country Club, which she calls her “little playground.” Despite all the time she’s spent on golf courses, Drolson said burnout isn’t a factor. “I’m pretty good about making sure I do other things,” she said. “I give myself a break at

teries.You need that.” Those “other things” include spending time with her pony, an occasional trip to the beach and catching up on sleep. “The sleep thing gets pretty killed with golf because I have early morning workouts every day,” she said. If she could meet any professional golfer, it would be Tiger Woods. She attended every day of the U.S. Open last year at Torrey Pines Golf Course and was there to see Woods take the title. “There were so many people I couldn’t see anything,” Drolson said. “So my friend put me on his shoulders and I got to see the final putt. It was just awesome.” Once she graduates from Pepperdine, where she is a business major, Drolson said she plans to pursue a professional golf career. If that doesn’t pan out, she’d like to work for a sports management company. “I love golf,” she said. “I hope to stay in it forever. It’s the greatest sport in the world.” Her ultimate goal is to own a golf course in Southern California that uses miniature horses rather than carts to carry the bags. “That way I can combine my two passions,” she said. Spoken like someone who tends to not do things as most people would.

Date: 06/10/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Bank Of America; Buyer: Calny Rancho Llc; Address: 16345 Los Arboles, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $148,363; Land: $93,383; Tax: $1,570.68; Built: 1950; Features: 1-car garage, 4 bed, 2 bath, 1765 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 06/09/2009; Amount: $872,500; Lender: Grande Homes Inc; Buyer: Harry Baker; Address: 16031 Via Galan, Solana Beach; Assessed: $443,058; Land: $291,147; Tax: $4,729.04; Built: 1987; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2501 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $314,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 06/05/2009; Amount: $680,000; Buyer: Joan Healy; Address: 16048 Via Viajera, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $747,150; Land: $448,800; Tax: $7,817.12; Built: 1982; Features: 2-car garage, 2 bed, 3 bath, 2119 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 06/05/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp; Buyer: Karen Montgomery; Address: 6886 Las Colinas, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,239,954; Land: $743,973; Tax: $12,931.50; Built: 1971; Features: 3-car garage, 4 bed, 5 bath, 3845 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 06/02/2009; Amount: $792,000; Buyer: Bac Home Loans Servicing; Address: 17661 La Catrina, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $956,927; Land: $756,927; Tax: $10,871.46; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 5.5 bath, 7050 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

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Date: 05/28/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Db Private Wealth Mortgage; Buyer: R Sellers; Address: 15465 Las Planideras, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $5,358,060; Land: $3,017,160; Tax: $55,784.98; Features: 4-car garage, 5 in 2004 and 2005 and the U.S. least one day a week. That bed, 5.5 bath, 7865 sq. ft.; Loan $2,500,000; Loan Type: Women’s Amateur in 2005, really helps charge your bat- Amount: Conventional; Rate: Variable.

Date: 05/27/2009; Amount: $1,740,000; Lender: Bank Of America; Buyer: Hossein Manavizadeh; Address: 7965 Camino De Arriba, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,414,786; Land: $726,686; Tax: $26,529.22; Features: 4-car garage, 5 bed, 5 bath, 6720 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $417,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 05/21/2009; Amount: $840,000; Lender: Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mtg; Buyer: Dong Kyoo & Kim Jae Kang; Address: 15902 Via De Las Palmas, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $297,528; Land: $124,544; Tax: $3,386.46; Built: 1979; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2114 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $625,500; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 05/21/2009; Amount: $1,850,000; Lender: Vista Bank; Buyer: Edward & Patricia Will; Address: 17645 La Catrina, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,082,845; Land: $767,845; Tax: $23,102.64; Features: 5-car garage, 0 bed, 0 bath, 8971 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $1,850,000; Loan Type: Construction; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 05/19/2009; Amount: $1,800,000; Buyer: Thornburg Mtg Secs Trust 2007 3; Address: 6368 La Valle Plateada, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,666,900; Land: $1,836,000; Tax: $38,080.38; Built: 1957; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 3148 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 05/18/2009; Amount: $833,000; Buyer: Margaret Arneson; Address: 3728 Paseo Vista Famosa, TURN TO SOLD ON 20



expressed concerns about restaurants possibly losing customers. “I’m not rallying for smokers,” he said. “(But) I wouldn’t want to hurt those businesses.” Barbara Gordon from the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth presented results from an informal survey indicating smokefree eating areas could actually attract customers rather than deter them. Gordon said when youth from her organization asked 100 people in Solana Beach if they were bothered by smoke when eating outside, 85 said yes. When asked what they would do if someone sitting next to them lit a cigarette, 51 respondents said they would ask to sit somewhere else, 17 would hurry up and leave, 15 would do nothing and six would ask the server to handle it. Surprisingly, only nine respondents said they would ask the smoker to put out the cigarette. Gordon said 76 people agreed smoking shouldn’t be allowed in outdoor eating areas, and 69 said there were not enough restaurants with smoke-free outside eating sections. John Cavanaugh asked council if the new law could also be expanded to address another problem. He displayed a plastic bag containing 589 cigarette butts he said he collected that day from a 300-foot area in front of his property at 152-202 N. Cedros Ave. Cavanaugh said they were mainly from taxi drivers who park in front of his property while waiting for the designated cab spaces across the street to become available. Mayor Mike Nichols said council is aware of the problem and staff is working on solutions. City Manager David Ott said the issue will be addressed in litter ordinance revisions he plans to present to council this fall. Councilman Joe Kellejian, who along with Roberts asked staff to look into amending the smoking ordinance, said the move is part of the continuing trend against smoking. “This wave is coming,” Kellejian said. “This wave is going throughout the state of California and it’s not going to stop.” Solana Beach banned smoking in its indoor restaurants in 1992. In 2003 it became the first city in the continental United States to prohibit smoking on its beaches. “We’re lifesavers,” Kellejian said.



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Seventh-graders Sean Colford, Ethan Epstein, Brandon Loye, and Michael Walsh, and their coach, Rhonda Epstein, made it to the finals in May, and now are winners of the $25,000 Stephen J. Moses Community Grant grand prize. A panel of community leaders, scientists and experts in science education selected their project idea as

one of the top eight entries in the U.S. The students explored the growing problem of repetitive stress injuries, a group of conditions caused by placing excessive stress or repeated motion on a joint or muscle. RSIs are collectively the number one work-related health problem in the U.S., according to the Occupational Safety and


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Date: 05/15/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: First Republic Bank; Buyer: Robert Moore; Address: 5050 El Secreto, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,648,787; Land: $767,274; Tax: $17,952; Built: 1985; Features: 2-car garage, 6 bed, 5.5 bath, 6265 sq. ft.;



easy access for a day trip to Berlin. To a sometimes travel writer on assignment, Silversea has been more than generous, putting us on one occasion in a Grand Suite and while grand it was, we’re just as comfortable in one of their veranda suites. You are treated royally no matter the size or cost of your choice in accommodations. Silversea’s Grand Suites come complete with a butler, no less, and complimentary to boot. The beverage cabinet is stocked daily with your own selection of wines and spirits. And if you’re like me and wish to stay reasonably in touch with home, a complimentary daily newspaper of choice will also be delivered to your suite. The Grand Suites range in size from 1,286 square feet to 1,435 square feet. There are remote controlled DVD players with complimentary in-suite movie channels, Bang & Olufsen, a three-CD stereo and plasma TVs. Luxurious travel


Sage was selected by Genentech to receive a $7,500 scholarship and a summer internship as part of the Genentech Scholars Program. Sage, a biology major, plans to transfer to UC Irvine in the fall and has the ultimate goal of obtaining a master’s degree and attending medical school.

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS Loan Amount: $2,485,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate:Variable. Date: 05/14/2009; Amount: $1,445,000; Buyer: Sara Savanelli; Address: 18596 Corte Fresco,Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,346,000; Land: $1,224,000; Tax: $25,285.14; Built: 2004; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 5.5 bath, 3797 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Assessed: $4,404,013; Land: SHOOTING $2,281,597; Tax: $46,914.48; Built: 1990; Features: 4-car garage, 7 bed, CONTINUED FROM 6 8.5 bath, 8023 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $2,681,250; Loan Type: following the acquittal. “It has been an arduous journey Conventional; Rate:Variable.

evening Rachel Silva was approximately 600 yards from home when she instigated the confrontation, which he said was further fueled by the fact that she was buried under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamines. Rachel Silva, who was 28 at the time, had a blood alcohol level of 0.15 two hours after the incident and tested positive for marijuana and amphetamines in her system, which the defense contends

Date: 05/12/2009; Amount: $686,818; Lender: Bank Of America; Buyer: J Paffendorf; Address: 3624 Calle Juego, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $772,853; Land: $400,498; Tax: $8,075.26; Built: 1988; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2479 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $549,446; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Variable.

for Frank and his family. We are incredibly happy that they will be able to finally close this chapter in their lives and hopefully return to a sense of normalcy.” Throughout the trial, Pinckard argued that though Rachel Silva was not on trial, her conduct was. He said that

The Dover Sole will set you back $89 at today’s exchange rate but well, when in … you might just consider it one of those once in a lifetime meals. The concierge at the Marriott warned us that Krog’s wouldn’t qualify as a cheap night out. So much for understatement! It seems as if everyone wants to go to St. Petersburg and why not. Founded by Peter The Great in 1703, the city remains the cultural capital of Russia. With Silversea, you have a choice of four cruises, starting with its Copenhagen to Stockholm in late July. The reverse cruise, Stockholm to Copenhagen on Aug. 2 and again, Copenhagen to Stockholm on Aug. 9 and a London roundtrip beginning Sept. 5 all give you at least one overnight in St. Petersburg. Sweden’s capital city of Stockholm is as strikingly elegant and beautiful today as it was on my first visit there more than 30 years ago. Its architecture and museums are reason enough to visit Stockholm but the city’s real beauty lies in its beaches, parks (a third of the

city’s total land area is devoted to parks) and the 24,000 islands of the archipelago that leads to the Baltic Sea. In bygone days, Norway was considered the poor cousin in Scandinavia but today it is one of the richest countries in the world. When Norway stumbled on to vast oil deposits in the North Sea in the 1970s, its economic growth ignited. Norway is now the third largest exporter of oil in the world, after Saudi Arabia and Russia. Oslo, its capital, sits on an island-studded fjord, with forest-clad hills and lakes in the hinterland. The Nobel Peace Center is one of Oslo’s most modern museums with an exciting combination of permanent and changing exhibits. All 98 Nobel laureates are presented in the museum. The Nobel Center should be on everyone’s itinerary when visiting Oslo. Three of Silversea’s Baltic cruises drop anchor at Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, which is just 53 miles from Helinski across the Gulf of Finland, midway between St. Petersburg and Stockholm. Tallinn’s Old

Town, with cobbled streets and 13th century and 14th century buildings, attracts thousands of visitors each year. The people of Estonia endured Soviet rule for 50 years before 1991 when the great upheaval in the Soviet Union set them free. Depending how much you want to spoil yourself or damage your budget, Silversea offers a unique variety of inship cabins and at discounts which an range between 20 and 50 percent below published fares. We have normally chosen a Midship Veranda for our accommodations on board. These suites are located in the desirable midsection of the ship. As incredible as San Diego is in the summer,skipping away for a few days is good for the soul. Silversea’s discounts are amazing. What are you waiting for?

with happy hour specials org. throughout the day and week, UCSD Surf champ plus 33-ounce “Man Mugs.” ENCINITAS — UniversiLeague leaders ty of San Diego student Marty COAST CITIES —Assis- Weinstein of Encinitas won tance League Rancho San the 2009 NSSA College SurfDieguito members Cheryl ing National Championships, Mallory, Wendy Morris, earning the 2009 Men’s ColJoanne Viner, Sara Woolard, lege Surfing National ChamAnne King, Roberta Water- pion. The UC San Diego Surf man, Marilyn Tostado, Sophie LaCasse, Kathy O’Leary, Team captain’s performance Joyce Bressler, Kathy Den- aired June 26 on Fox College linger, Melinda Aldrete were Sports Pacific. Weinstein is a initiated into their new officer senior human biology major spots for the upcoming year. who plans to attend dental The league is a national school. nonprofit organization dedicated to putting caring and BU’s best commitment into action in RANCHO SANTA FE — their local communities. For Boston University presented more information, call (760) degrees to four Rancho Santa 634-1091 or visit www.alrsd. Fe students in May.

Hayley Sher earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, Anjuli Gupta was awarded a Master of Arts in medical science. Emily McAllister was presented her Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature, Cum Laude and Tarrah Little gained her Bachelor of Science in communication.

annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego’s fundraiser was Renee Spencer from San Diego. The Dream House was in Encinitas. One of the big ticket winners was Lauren Greider of Encinitas who won a Hawaiian vacation or $5,000 in cash.

Date: 05/12/2009; Amount: $3,575,000; Lender: Citimortgage Inc; Buyer: Thomas & Tracey Mccotter; Address: 6573 Primero Izquierdo, Rancho Santa Fe;

doesn’t get much better than this. The days are so long in Scandinavia at this time of the year that daylight lasts well into evening hours, which affords the curious-minded traveler extended time ashore to visit impressive museums and marvelous palaces in the lingering summer twilight. Copenhagen is so trendy that other cities are now “Copenhagenzing,” adapting Copenhagen’s highly successful bicycle culture to their own green purposes. Danes bike everywhere.They’ve made it so easy that you can pick up a bike at one of the many coin-operated bike racks throughout the city. And, of course, no visit to Copenhagen would be complete without strolling through the world-famous Tivoli Gardens, or stopping for a beer or lunch in Nyhavn, where there is a watering hole about every five feet.Your choice. For fine dining, and if you are game for your wallet to stand sticker shock, book a table at Krog’s Fiskerestaurant.

Grand opening ENCINITAS — The UPS Store at 132 N. El Camino Real will celebrate its grand opening with live music by local band SpareTime, free food and prizes from noon until 4 p.m. July 25 highlighting its new online printing services. Adjacent businesses joining the celebration include Golden Baked Hams, Daphne’s Greek Café, Fountain of Youth Juice, The Vitamin Shoppe and Santa Fe Café.

Health help OCEANSIDE — North County Health Services held the grand opening June 27 of its new health center at 3220 Mission Ave., Unit 1. The 2,473-square-foot health center facility in a lowincome apartment complex in Oceanside will offer primary care, preventative care and health education, providing apartment residents easy access to medical care just steps away from their homes.

Big winners ENCINITAS — The grand prize winner of $1.3 million in cash in the fifth

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Clean queens ENCINITAS — Encinitas stay-at-home moms Michelle Lundqvist and Karen Petersen, designers of the biodegradable, compostable, and reusable Skoy Cloth, had their product recently named the winner in America’s Test Kitchen by Cooks Illustrated. Skoy cloth is available online at www.skoycloth.com and retails for $5.99.

Real estate auction OCEANSIDE — A real estate auction for 29 twoand three-bedroom residences at Oceanside Terraces will be held at 1 p.m. July 19 at the Sheraton Carlsbad, located at 5480 Grand Pacific Drive. The Oceanside Terraces auction information center and model homes are open daily at 301 Mission Ave. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through July 18. Advance registration for the auction is required and there will be no buyers’ premiums or hidden reserves. Online bidding for the office condominiums begins July 16 at www.auctionoceansidecommercial.com and the deadline for bids is July 27.

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were methamphetamines. She had also been driving on a suspended license. Additionally, Pinckard cited a prior road rage incident Rachel Silva instigated in which her son was with her. During the trial, Deputy District Attorney Jeff Dusek acknowledged that Rachel Silva started the incident and gave no indication of a willingness to stop; however, he argued that White hadn’t identified himself as a police officer when he fired the five shots from inside his vehicle through a closed window. “It was an emotional case based upon a police officer who by all accounts is a decent guy, is a decent police officer,” Dusek said outside the courtroom. “And we had a victim who had her troubles in the past, was unable to come in here and testify and that is always difficult to overcome.” Rachel Silva did not testify at the trial citing her Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate herself from the witness stand. She has pleaded guilty to a single felony count of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. When she is sentenced this summer, she faces up to four years in prison.


Group has seen plans for the project and are supportive. “The neighbors have also been told, and they, too, are supportive,” Jones said. Shapouri asked the Association for a letter of support. “It would go a long way in impressing the city of San Diego,” Shapouri said. Jones asked Covenant Administrator Ivan Holler to look into the project further and draft a letter of recommendation for the board to consider. Shapouri & Associates, working on behalf of a group of developers, plan to make an announcement about the project in the near future, complete with renderings and drawings.



sex because they were dating, Greenstone said. He said she knew about his wife and kids, as well as a nickname Carabajal went by. Greenstone testified his investigation revealed approximately 13 to 16 hours of phone conversations between the two defendants from March 12, 2008, to July 1, 2008. Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Dort said Carabajal retired July 2, 2008, after 26 years as CHP officer in Southern California. Dort said Zarrindej was convicted in 1999 of bribing a witness relating to her arrest in Los Angeles County during a prostitution sting. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Carabajal and Zarrindej remain out of custody on $50,000 bail.


Fairbanks Ranch. Similar restrictions are being imposed throughout San Diego County and much of the southwestern United States. Because of the drought, water deliveries from the primary supplier, the San Diego County Water Authority, are being reduced by 8 percent for fiscal year 2010. Since the SFID also draws water from Lake Hodges and does not rely entirely on imported water, the district set a conservation goal of 6


from Premier Magazine. Rancho Bernardo Winery sponsored the event along with Delicias. Ten exhibitors proudly displayed their products, while guests mingled on the outdoor patio on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon. Some of the guests included fashion designer Janice Jaraicie, Ranch Realtor Michael Taylor and Rebecca Green from Encinitas. Melissa planned for weeks for this event. Her hard work paid off with smiles and delight from the guests that were lucky enough to be on the RSVP list. Thanks for including me on your special day. On June 18, I stopped in to Acacia Wellness to see Dr. Bennett and his beautiful wife, Debbie Bennett. They are just around the corner in Solana Beach near Cedros and the Coast Highway. I met Dr. Bennett a few months ago and I just loved his tranquil office and approach to chiropractic medicine, which incorporates holistic treatment. Dr. Bennett is approaching his year anniversary at Acacia Wellness. Acacia has been serving Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe clients for more than 15 years. “Dr. Bennett and his wife Debbie graciously invite you to come and experience our state of the art integrative wellness care. We provide gentle chiropractic treatment, Functional Diagnostic Medicine, and are one of a handful of clinics offering Class IV laser pain relief therapy. Class IV laser therapy is particularly effective in addressing inflammation and arthritis in the hands, wrists and shoulders. Many of Dr. Bennett’s clients are avid



JULY 3, 2009 percent, Bardin explained. For a first violation, the customer will be notified by letter and asked to fix the problem. Looking forward, Bardin advised, the district is committed to protecting its water sources and investigating ways to increase its local supply of water. Programs include desalination, recycled water, and community outreach and education. For news updates as well as information on water conservation and the Level 2 restrictions, visit the district’s Web site at www.sfidwater.org/drought 2009.

golfers and tennis players who find lasting relief from pain through laser treatment.” If you mention my column to Dr. Bennett, he will give you 50 percent off of laser treatment. Now that’s an offer I wouldn’t refuse! Later that evening, I attended the 10th annual Chianti Classic Golf tournament at The Bridges. Bob Jackson was kind enough to invite me to this lavish evening for all of the members of the Bridges. I stood curbside, while I watched Ferraris drive up to the valet. I felt like I was in the south of France watching these gorgeous guests arrive in red carpet flair. How exciting. Two of the guests I met and spoke to were Kirk Dove and childhood friend Nick Eliopoulos who flew in from San Francisco just attend this special event. They were all smiles, while I snapped their photo that evening. Some of the other guests included Alan and Mary Schulman, Stacy and Dan Gatto. Event Coordinator Michelle Stricker also took time out of her busy evening to pose for a gorgeous photo with Jacob Wark by the pool. Member Phil Cameron one all of the money that even for the ‘shoot out’ event. More than 240 guests enjoyed fine wine and food and danced the night away under the stars at the Bridges. Now that’s what I call high society — Rancho Santa Fe style. On June 22, Debbie Beran shared with me the wonderful success story of her 17-year-old son Landon Boetteger. Landon has become an accomplished ukulele soloist. Yes, that’s right, the ukulele is making a sweeping comeback in the U.S. Think Jimi Hendrix meets Hawaii poolside. Debbie informed me that her

the mosquitoes haven’t yet mustered full forces. We were invited to drive north toward Lake Erie late one afternoon and visit one of the many wineries that appear to be thriving despite hard times. The drive up state route 534 through villages with amusing and intriguing names (Mesopotamia and nearby Delightful are my favorites) proved to be, well, positively delightful. Each little burg has a general store, a gazebo in a round-about, and perhaps a carriage-only parking zone. This is Amish country, and it wasn’t long before we

encountered a half-dozen buggies on the two-lane road. These transportation throwbacks are driven mostly by middle-aged, bearded farmers or teen boys, some of them barefoot. Their neat-asa-pin farms are scattered throughout this area. There are many sects of Amish — mostly in the Midwest — but they are universally known for living without modern conveniences of any kind. They also have a reputation for serving bountiful home-cooked meals in their homes to busloads of tourists. (An interesting note: The Amish eat this same hardy fare of meat, potatoes, gravy, farm vegetables and breads, but because

their way of life demands such physical rigor, they have the lowest incidence of heart disease in the country.) Our destination was the Ferrante Winery in Harpersfield Township, just south of Geneva. Apparently there is something about the microclimate on the southern shore of Lake Erie that is perfectly suited to growing grapes, which the Ferrante family began doing more than 70 years ago. The restaurant, however, opened just 20 years ago. The large, contemporary wood-andbrick building has spacious dining areas and a large patio overlooking a pond and 65 acres of vines. Both the dining room and patio were

booming with visitors, enjoying the guitarist, singer and small band. Dinner was superb; my baked sea bass was some of the best I’ve ever had, and the others in our party gave a thumbs up to the veal parmesan and a spicy chicken and linguine dish. The pinot grigio was pleasant but not outstanding, according to my husband, but my niece was highly enthusiastic about the Ferrante sweet whites. A visit to the gift shop after dinner proved this. She came away with three bottles for the home larder.

son has been asked to perform all over San Diego County. “I am really proud at how he has grasped this instrument and the love he has for it. He may even go to Hawaii to study under his mentor Jake Shimabakuro.” Landon will be a senior at Cathedral Catholic High

School this fall. Who knows, maybe we can have a concert here in Rancho Santa Fe under the Eucalyptus trees. On June 24, The Coast News Group sponsored the pitch session at Flight (aka Pasuales) at lunchtime. Chris Kydd, Jenny Fake and myself attended this fun one-hour

session of realtors networking. Kevin Burke hosted the event by microphone, while slides of the hottest properties in town were on display. I snapped a quick photo of Rancho Realtor Debbi Holder, with Kevin Burke and Jenny Fake (also from The Coast News Group). A

quick tip: If you know anyone that is looking for a beautiful Ranch rental, call Debbi Holder at (858) 735-3541. She has the best listing in town


Dr. Steven Bennett with his wife Debbie Bennett at Acacia Wellness in Solana Beach on June 18. Photo by Machel Penn

Gordon Cooke and Sean McCune at the Chianti 10th annual Bridges Golf Tournament on June 18. Photo by Machel Penn

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Stacy and Dan Gatto from Rancho Santa Fe at the Chianti 10th annual Bridges Golf Tournament. Photo by Machel Penn

Event coordinator Michell Stricker and Jacob Wark at the Bridges Golf Tournament. Photo by Machel Penn

From left, Debbi Holder, Kevin Burke with Jenny Fake at the Flight Pitch Ranch resident Kirk Dove with childhood friend Nick Eliopoulos from San Francisco at the Bridges Golf Tournament. Photo by Machel Penn Alan and Mary Schulman arrive at the Bridges Golf Tournament. Photo Session in Rancho Santa Fe on June 24. Photo by Machel Penn by Machel Penn


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kid that is sexually active.” In her letter to the judge and in an interview following the preliminary hearing, Rachel K. said she is still in love with Antony and the two plan to pursue their intimate relationship when he is released. “I am hoping that this is just a speed bump in mine and Steve’s relationship



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and get delusions of grandeur. For a few minutes, in my mind’s eye, I am at the backyard grill, preparing perfectly seasoned shrimpkebabs, vegetables drizzled with flavored olive oil which will complement my pasta tossed with exotic mushrooms, tiny, odd-colored tomatoes and olives from the far corners of Greece. Then I remember that one or both of my children won’t eat fish, mushrooms or

things with strange grillstripes on them. The meal, which would cost $50 per person, would go right down the disposal. So it’s back to basics. Tonight, hoagies and watermelon. And in my house, ketchup is still a vegetable.

— The Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy San Diego and the Off The Vine Club offers two wineries and their new release party from 5 to 8 p.m. July 12. Rooftop views and a five-course dinner for $45. Details are available by calling (760) 579-2800. — Santa Barbara has its sixth annual California Wine Festival July 16 through July 18. Events are downtown and at the pier and include top restaurants and wineries, capped by an all-day Saturday event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (805) 637-4411.


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and it will help us grow together and a great life with each other,” she wrote. Prosecutor Lisa Stark wrote in her sentencing brief, in which she requested Antony be denied probation, that Rachel K.’s letter to the court demonstrates “the level of manipulation and control” Antony has upon her even while he has been in custody. She said Antony’s role was hardly one of pas-

person. Six sparkling wines with tasting notes offered. Lunch can be added for $12.50 each. RSVP at (858) 450-9557. — Wine Street in Carlsbad has famed surfer turned winemaker Robert August appearing with his wines July 11. On July 16, it’s an Italian wine seminar and tasting featuring Gabriella Orlando, specialist on these wines. RSVP and more info by calling (760) 431-8455.

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— In Temecula, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is hosting a winemakers dinner at 6 p.m. July 18. A fivecourse meal paired with perfect wines. Each couple gets a bottle of wine signed by winemaker John McPherson. Cost is $125 per person. Find out more by calling 866-9-WINE. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at www.tasteofwinetv.com. (Average Google certified 900 visits per day) He is one of the top five wine commentators on the Web. Reach him at mangiompc@aol.com.


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silent and overlooked population. Fine Magazine is the main sponsor of these monthly VIP parties that began as social mixers but have turned into industry philanthropic opportunities. On June 18, funds for JIT were raised by raffle tickets and live auctions. Raffle prizes included gift baskets,


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deals with unexpected computer issues. To register, call (760) 602-4650, apply in person at the Carlsbad Senior Center, or visit www.carlsbadconnect.org. MOM’S PLACE Encinitas Chapter 239 of the AARP will present Jan Kovacs at 1 p.m. July 6, Encinitas Senior Center, 1140 Oak Crest Drive, Encinitas. Kovacs is an elder care advisor with A Place for Mom, a free eldercare referral service, and she will discuss “Navigating the Senior Care Maze.” Call (858) 755-5011 to learn more. PEER SUPPORT Recovery Innovation of California will hold peer employment training from noon to 4:30 p.m. July 6, North Coastal Regional Center Community Room, 1701 Mission Ave., Oceanside. The free 75hour training is for people who have experienced recovery from mental health and/or addiction challenges, and will prepare them for work as a peer support specialist. Call Judy Holder at (619) 542-1660 for details.

Coastal Womenheart will meet at 10:15 a.m. July 7, Glen View, 1950 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad. The group welcomes women with concerns and challenges about cardiac health to share information and sisterhood. Call Marilyn Deak at (760) 438-5890 to learn more.


Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary will hold its bi-monthly orientation at 9 a.m. July 8, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside. Volunteer opportunities are available in several hospital departments. Participants can pre-register by calling (760) 940-3125 or by visiting www.tricitymed.com. SIMPLE LIFE The North County Women in Networking will meet from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 8, Lake San Marcos Country Club’s Terrace Room, 1750 Lake San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. The speaker this month is Andrea Littlejohn of Transformational Coaching, whose topic will be “Life Is As Simple as ABC, Always Be Conscious.” Call Cynthia Bullock at (760) 215-3342 to HEALTHY NUMBERS Prime make your reservation. Timers Ministry and Parish Nurse of Calvary Lutheran Church will offer a Know Your YOGA RETREAT Soul of Yoga Numbers screening from 10 to is holding a five-day immersion 11:30 a.m. July 7, 424 Via de la called Essence of the Soul from Valle, Solana Beach. The screen- July 9 through July 13. The ing, held the first Tuesday of immersion is meant to cultivate each month, will include blood a personal spiritual practice that pressure measurement, weight, is based on love and trust, the height and BMI calculations. yogic way of promoting physical Call (858) 755-2855 for details.




Housing Commission. He was named by hizzoner Jerry Sanders and the action was ratified by City Council. Waring signed off on a Sunroad application that allowed it to construct a building that was higher than the allowed 160 feet becuz it was in the Montgomery Field flight pattern. By the time Waring departed, Sunroad had already added a top floor that it had to remove.

Visitor center Volunteers are operating a visitor center on Saturdays at Powerhouse Park courtesy of Del Mar Village Associaiton in cooperation with the city. According to staffers, visitors are anxious to know more about the city, what to do, and where to go for their needs.This is the second year for the center.

Lima bean festival Evelyn Weidner, of begonias fame, and folks from San Dieguito Heritage Museum, are engrossed in planning the first Lima Bean Weekend, set for Sept. 25 to Sept. 27. The event will include a variety of activities related to the lima bean, like a cook-off and a lima bean fashion show. According to residents that were around during that time, more than 1,000 acres from Carmel Valley to Olivenhain



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divine awareness. The program is available to people with all levels of experience. Call (760) 943-7685 for details and registration.

OVER THE TAVERN North Coast Repertory Theatre will present “Over The Tavern” through July 12, North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. “Over The Tavern” will be directed by David Ellenstein. For ticket details, reservations, and show times, call (858) 4811055 or visit www.north coastrep.org. SUMMER’S HERE! The Solana Beach Summer Day Camp will begin June 22 through Aug. 14. The seven weeks of camp includes different themes, including Time Travel, Fun to Be Fit, World Explorers, It’s a Zoo Out There, etc. Camp is for ages 6 to 12, but a Leader In Training Program for ages 13 to 17 will be offered as well. Call the Parks and Rec. Department at (858) 720-2453 to learn more. WATER REFLECTION The exhibit “Water Reflection” by artist Wade Koniakowsky will run through July 23, Ocean Art by Koniakowsky, 346A S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Among the new works are both local glimpses of the Pacific, seen in the context of what is familiar to North San Diego dwellers, as well as the tropics. Call (858) 259-8920 to learn more.

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grunion runs in July and August with dates to be announced. And if you are wondering about grunions they are tiny silvery fish that come ashore to bury their eggs in the sand. It’s OK to scoop them up ... Art Gonzalez, the deposed majordomo at TriCity Hospital in O’side, is the new head of Hannepin Healthcare Systems Inc. based in Minnesota ... Young potential athletes who try drugs becuz they believe they will enhance their chance of being really great can take a page from Ryan Leif, a promising Chargers quarterback, who is in a bucket of trouble with the law becuz of his drug problems ... Folks are wondering why some sports teams in the Flower Capital get a free pass on the use of fields while other organizations like senior groups have to pay to use the facilities ... Whooping cough, not the swine virus, has been diagnosed among children in Solbeach ...The highly popular Dog Days of Summer mutt frolic sponsored by Cardiff 101 Chamber of Commerce will be held Aug. 8 ... “Growing Passions,” produced by Nan Sterman of the Flower Capital, is airing on Ch. 4 Fridays at 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.

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Furniture CHINA CABINET Dark wood, $75. (760) 433-2298. LAZY BOY Small lazy boy blue recyliner, $20. Wave surfboard, $125. (760) 739-5608


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BURMESE JADE PENDANT Heavily carved on both sides; multi-colored; 2-1/2”L x 1-1/2”W $40 (760)599-7219 CANON CAMCORDER $195 NEW ES65 8mm video camcorder NEW (760)599-7219 CASTLE BY LENOX 16 towers, 173 windows, 11 staircases. Paid $150, asking $40. cash. (760) 944-0257 CHANDELIER Decorate with a brass chandelier - 2 styles, $75 ea., 5 armed candle bulbs, ceiling plate with 3 ft. chain, all wiring. (760) 942-3309. COMIC BOOKS 50 comic books 1980’s in bags with boards, near new condition. Take all, $35. (760) 8453024, leave message DUVET COVER King size, custom made, pale rose with extra bolted material, $100, mint condition, like new. (760) 944-6460. EARRINGS 100 pairs costume earrings, each pair on boards, take all for $30. (760) 845-3024 ELECTRIC GUITAR Black & white Yamaha & Squire, 45 amp with gig bag & strap, $85. (760) 753-5837. EXTERIOR DOORMATS with calvanized wire - SHEDLESS, 1/2 moon shape new, unused, $20 ea. (760) 9446460 FIBER OPTIC FLOWERS in 17” Pagoda style case, asking $20. Flowers turn & change colors. (760) 944-0257 FIREWOOD FOR SALE For Home or Camping. Three differant types of Wood. U-Pick -Up or We”ll Deliver. No order to small (760) 727-7404


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ART Geisha girl with gold frame 12” W X 16” L, $20. Sunflower poster, framed, 21” W X 29” L, $15. (760) 599-9141. AUTO COOL FAN, NIB As seen on tv solar powered ventilation system, $15 (760) 599-7219

GARDENING ITEMS Hose reels, one wall hung & one mobile, Rainbird controller, terracotta pots & saucers, rescalloped stone borders, garden butterflies, all for $50. (760) 944-6460

BED SKIRT Brand new, Queen size, navy blue, tailored boxed pleated, $18. (760) 944-6460.

GIG BAGS 2 gig bags for electric or small acoustic guitars, $5 & $15. (760) 942-5692.

Copy and Cancellations MONDAY 4PM Ask for Classified Dept.

BICYCLE PARTS wheels, tires, seats, seat posts, stems, pedals & more, (760) 942-5692.

HARMONICA “Blues Band” - New Hohner International with case & instructions, $8.00. (760) 436-9933

760-436-9737 or fax ad copy 760-943-0850

BOOK “The Second City”, 2 audio CD’s with rare & never before heard comedy, $20. (760) 436-9933.

HEAVY DUTY WHEELCHAIR $100; walker, $10; shower chair, $15; raised toilet seat, $25. (760) 747-5883 or (760) 703-4388.

LINE ADS RUN IN ALL FOUR PUBS - 150,000 READERS Line ads run in all 4 publications. Display classifieds run Zone 1: Coast News, 28,000 Zone 2: RSF 9,500 Zone 3: VSM 12,600


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828 N. Hwy 101, Leucadia

BOOKS 4 Popular Science, 7 Mechanic Illustrated - 1950’s. Take all $18.00, leave message. (760) 8453024.

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HOT box of fifty hot wheels in original packaging. random models. $40 (760) 726-8491

PARAKEET A cute little white parakeet bird plus cage & stand, $59. (760) 635-3356

IPOD NANO 4G Brand unopened, $95. (760) 942-5692

LUGGAGE Black leather with fabric on wheels, 6 pieces (as well as one hanging folding garment bag), great for cruises. $150 OBO. (760) 944-6460 MISC ITEMS Crochet quilt, unused, $15; Nokia 8290 car charger/accessories, $18; tennis rackets: Wilson/men’s, $12; Fox/men’s, $10; Aero Dynamics/ladies, $8. (760) 5999141. PANASONIC 18” Panasonic tv, black ($30) Technics casett player($20) Sonny fm/am receiver ($20) (760) 721-8250 PIANO WITH BENCH Betsy Ross Spinet, fully tuned, $150 firm. (951) 347-0171. PINECONES 10 (760)599-7219


Sporting Goods



PLASTIC POTS Various sizes, good condition, all for $12 OBO. (760) 9446460 RADIO Replica 1940 radio, beautiful mohogany cabinet, works fine, $39. (760) 729-6044 SNUFF BOTTLE COLLECTION $6 to $75: cameo, jade, clay, wood, cameo with inside painted, ceramic, carnelian. (760)599-7219 SPOR TS CARD COLLECTION Mostly football, thousands of cards, including rookies, inserts, etc., $25. Encinitas, 760-753-0318. SURFBOARD 7’2” Murphy Tri-fin, Brand New, Future fins $400 (858) 436-5386 THE TINGLER Copper conduit of healing energy. Massages acupressure points to relax your whole being. $10. Can be mailed. (760)599-7219 TRANSFER CHAIR for elder care, like new condition, $40. 2 white toasters - 2-wide slots, $3.00, 4-wide slots, $5.00. (760) 721-2779. WETSUIT 4/3MM, Full Suit, New, Size Large, Rubber Sole $165 obo (858) 436-5386 WOMAN’S SHOES (Amalfi) pumps in black & navy, size 8 1/2, 2” heels, excellent condition, $12 ea. (760) 9446460. YAMAHA TURNTABLE Yamaha automatic turntable, $95. Also nice dual-amp panasonic stereo. (760) 4396102

SNOWBOARDS Two boards 125.00 each (760)685-8222 WETSUIT Spring suit, large, made by Ricco, excellent condition, $25. (760) 931-8233.

Home Services 325 ELECTRICAL Home or Business Electrical Service. Quality Professional Service. (760) 208-3910

Misc. Services 350

SPANISH-ENGLISH INSTRUCTION All ages & levels • Translations Bilingual Corporate Training Professional Native South American Speaker Contact: 858.829.4207

HARPSICHORDS , Clavichords, Spinets. Complete restorations and repairs; re-stringing, regulation, quills/plectra, voicing, tuning (760) 753-4679

Custom Services

Troy’s Ornamental IRON CRAFT • Grates • Stairs • Railings Balconies • Fences • Automation License #871928




Help Wanted 400 PART TIME DRIVER needed once or twice a week. Car required. Call 9:00am to 6:00pm. (760)-476-9859


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HEEL SUPPORTS Boxed & new, 3/4 “in length, size for men (6-7), size for women (7-8), $10. (760) 944-6460

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Items for Sale


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WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.

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DONATE YOUR CAR. FREE TOWING. "Cars for Kids". Any condition. Tax deductible Outreach Center. 1-800-5979411

Business Opportunity EARN $1000 WEEKLY assembling toys from home. NO selling & NO recruiting needed! www.safwa1.com ALL CASH VENDING! Do you earn $800/day? Local Vending routes. 25 machines + candy. $9,995. 1-800-807-6485. (Void/SD,CT,MD) HONEST INCOME from home processing our mortgage assistance postcards. No advertising. Postage and materials provided. References available. No gimmicks. 877-774-9295.

Business Services HIGH COST OF CABLE GOT YOU DOWN? GET DISH w/FREE install plans $9.99/mo. 50+ Free HD Channels! New Cust's only. CALL 800-240-8112

Computers A NEW COMPUTER NOW! Brand name. Bad or NO credit - No problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Call NOW 1-800838-7127

Education HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME, 6-8 Weeks. ACCREDITED. Low payments. FREE Brochure. 1-800-2648330 or www.diplomafromhome.com

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Time Shares SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or broker fees. Free consultation. www.sellatimeshare.com, 1-888310-0115 Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.


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858-776-1451 Room For Rent ROOM FOR RENT: Carmel Valley/Del Mar Heights. Master Suite in Townhouse. Quiet & Professional $800 month (858) 436-5386 ROOM, BATH, PRIVATE BEACH Tennis, pools, jacuzzi, professional, avail 07-01, utilities incl. $900 (760) 535-3861

Apartments (Unfurn) GILROY 1100 SF, 2 BDRM APT. Att’d. to main residence; no pets or smoke. Secure/private. Immaculate. $1,200/mo + util. $600 sec dep. 408691-2043.

Real Estate 700 Condos/Townhouses SAN MARCOS WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN? 1 bedroom end unit with a yard, feels like a detached home! Resort living at LAKE SAN MARCOS, just steps to the lake and pool. **NO AGE RESTRICTIONS! TOTALLY REMODELED, quality! Granite countertops-kitchen and bath. AFFORDABLE, MUST SEE! Price: $265,000. to $289,000. Sue Fox, realtor, (760)917-4220 www.suefoxhomes.com (760)753-1086

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Automotive 900



SAN MARCOS JUST LISTED! MOUNTAIN VIEW in resort-style Age 55/35 senior park. Walk-in closets, CALIFORNIA room. Eat-in kitchen, patio. RENT CONTROL. MUST SEE. Active park, walk to stores. Only $72,900. Financing available. BRING OFFER. Call Sue Fox, realtor-cell 760-917-4220 or (760)7531086

1995 KIA Sported 4- door, 5 speed, 4cylinder, 4 X 4, runs great, $1,695. (760) 224-2020

SAN MARCOS WANT A CALIFORNIA ROOM? YOU’LL LOVE LIVING HERE! Seniors 55/35. RARE 3BR, 2BA PLUS family room. MUST SEE! Nice & sunny, lots of windows. Large kitchen, some mountain view. Double wide. Beautiful & desirable park w/resort amenities. Quiet friendly neighbors. RENT CONTROL. Only $72,000. Call Sue Fox, realtor. 760917-4220 or 760-753-1086. Web:www.suefoxhomes.com

Automotive 900 Cars 1989 TOYOTA CAMRY LE 4-door, automatic transmission, A/C, power windows, excellent condition, 158K miles, drives excellent, (760) 5000772. 1992 SATURN 4-door, automatic transmission, A/C, excellent condition, 108K miles, drives excellent, $1,600. (760) 975-1209 1996 BUICK Looks good, runs good, $1,200. (760) 522-9935. 2005 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE V6 This car has only 59,000 miles, runs like new and is in absolutely perfect condition. the Camry has always been garaged and fully maintained. The color is silver with a grey leather interior. It is fully equipped with every option (top of the line model). Registered through June, 2010. This privately owned car must be seen and must be sold, bought an SUV, $14,750 OBO. (760) 809-4657.

2007 HONDA ACCORD LX SEDAN 2.4L (33 MPG), Automatic, Medium Blue w/ Gray Cloth. AM/ FM/ CD, 6 Airbags, All Power, Warranty. 26K Miles. Only $14,500. (760)822-9418 ELECTRIC CAR 02 Chrysler GEM bought in 2003 N. E. V. Less than 3K mi. No $4.00 gas. $6500 (760)722-5625 OLDSMOBILE CUTLESS SUPREME sl/v6 turquoize 1995, 2-door automatic fully powered, upholstery and body excellent condition, new tyres, am/fm radio and cass. 99K mi $3500 obo. Call 1760 521 5079 anytime to view TOYOTA CAMRY ’94. New brakes. CD player. Power windows/power doors, sunroof. 162k miles. Runs good, in good condition. $2,800. Call (760) 687-5925

Trucks/SUVs TRUCK 1986 Ford Ranger, 2.9 EF5. B6, 5-sp. man. AC, std.cab, lg. bed, camper shell, runs strong, smogged. $1,500 (760) 471-7074. Leave a message. WANTED WANTED WANTED 89-99 ford ranger or nissan truck failed smog ok, running or not running, please call me 858 -831 -1750 (858) 831-1750

Accessories ISUZU, AMIGO Hatch Back Hard Top with side windows for an Isuzu Amigo, Fiber glass, can be painted to match /easy installation with bolts/ Very Good Condition, Located in San Marcos, $199.00 OBO (760)744-0699

Motorcycles QUAD 2005 honda atv, xlt cond, orig owner, only 15 hr use, well maint, tuned & ready, $3500 obo, 760-6139031



JULY 3, 2009

SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

Friday, July 3, 2009

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — An opportunity to show your stuff could occur in an area you do not consider a customary channel. It’ll serve to be a pleasant diversion, as well as a new source of future income. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — It behooves you to discuss your thinking with your mate before acting on a social decision that could affect both of you. His or her ideas could be a bit different than yours — and maybe even better. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Something you’ve been reluctant to pursue should not be ignored any longer. Once you act on it, your apprehensions and reluctance will evaporate and you’ll feel better for taking the bull by the horns. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be more assertive about something that needs doing. Just believe in yourself, and you’ll easily be able to advance past your fears. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although you might be a slow starter, once you get going, you’ll keep your eye on the target, shift into high gear, and move things along at a fast clip. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You are a natural-born salesperson, yet it behooves you to work


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HORSE TRAILS ESTATE! $5,995,000 to $6,450,000 This exceptional gated estate has 6 bedroom suites with the master on the main level, a chef ’s kitchen, a large guesthouse on 2.95 manicured acres. It is meticulously maintained and has an open floor plan that flows smoothly. Call us and come see this masterpiece for yourself! www.18202ViaDeSueno.com

FAIRBANKS RANCH $3,995,000 If you love high ceilings & spacious living areas, this gorgeous home has your name all over it! 5 bedroom suites with the master on the main level, gourmet kitchen, travertine floors and superior quality throughout. Call for your private showing of this stunning gated estate in the prestigious, gated community of Fairbanks Ranch. www.16210ViaCazadero.com

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY! $2,195,000 Incredible Single-Level home with 4 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces, maple wood floors, granite counters, pool & gated front lawn. Remodeled and gently lived in by current owners. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to live in the Heart of the Covenant! Call today! www.5881SanElijo.com

FAIRBANKS RANCH $2,775,000 Opportunity is knocking! 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, remodeled kitchen & baths, marble floors & a fantastic floor plan on 2.24 acres. This beautiful home, in one of Rancho Santa Fe’s finest gated communities, is waiting for you! Call today! www.6072AvenidaAlteras.com

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CARMEL VALLEY $999,000 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, fireplace, wood floors, new appliances and numerous upgrades. This distinctive home is in a gated and peaceful neighborhood with easy access to work, school, shopping & the beach. Don’t let this one slip through your fingers! Call us today for a private showing. www.3620TorreyView.com

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