Rancho Santa Fe News, July 31, 2009

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VOL. 5, NO. 16

JULY 31, 2009


■ All Star

team brings home trophy

COOL TREATS The Crosby Estates hosted a seasonappropriate party, inviting local residents to enjoy ice cream and cool off by the pool 5

STARSHIP IN SANTALUZ The Santaluz Club’s annual Summer Music Festival on July 18 featured fan favorite Starship and other 17 notable acts

Rancho Santa Fe Little League

makes history



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RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Little League All Star team made some special history this season when they won the District 31 tournament, a first for the league. With that prize in hand, the extraordinary group of boys continued to march resolutely toward a state championship. They then went on to win the championship game against La Mesa National 4-3 in extra innings. The team did well in the tournament and was 3-0, heading next to San Bernadino to play in the Sub-Division III South 9-10 year old tournament through July 28. Little League District 31 is composed of 14 Leagues including Solana Beach, Del Mar, Poway and Encinitas. In the 9- and 10TURN TO LITTLE LEAGUE ON 20

Time for chukkers and caps By Bianca Kaplanek

RANCHO SANTA FE — Fetch those fedoras and search for some stomping shoes. The Country Friends is hosting its inaugural Hats and Flats polo event at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at The San Diego Polo Club, 14555 El Camino Real in Rancho Santa Fe. The all-day “sport of kings” event will feature a premier polo match beginning at 1:30 p.m., champagne divot stomp, requiring hats and flats, and a party with musical entertainment following the seventh chukker, or period. Tickets are $110 and include general parking, admission, heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Premier tickets are also available for $175 and include preferred parking, admission, premium seating, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a top-shelf hosted bar. Proceeds will help fund grants that support local charities. Purchase tickets at www.thecountryfriends.org or by calling (858) 756-1192, ext. 4. Melanie Cruz Walsh and Jeanne Lucia, current president of The Country Friends, are chairing the event. The Country Friends, which was formed in 1954 by TURN TO CHUKKERS ON 18

SOCK IT TO ’EM! RANCHO SANTA FE — The 29th annual San Diego Surf Cup Soccer Tournament officially kicked off July 25 at the Polo Fields. The tournament was held July 25 through July 27 for U-10 through U-15, and will take place Aug. 1 through Aug. 3 for U-16, U-17, and U-19. The Surf Cup is reportedly the largest youth sporting event in California, and features 350 of the top soccer teams from across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Photos by Bill Reilly

Left, in red, mid-fielder Billy Garton of Rancho Santa Fe takes control of the ball for the Manchester’s Boys U-11 team as they take on CrossFire from Washington state. Manchester won 2-1. Above, center fielder Jordan Karam of SD Surf Boys U-11 team heads the ball. His team defeated the Hawaii Bulls 2-0.


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ODD Lacrosse team fares well in tourney FILES


By Bianca Kaplanek

LEAD STORY Apparently believing that religious competition in the Middle East is not exciting enough already, the television station Kanal T in Istanbul, Turkey, is preparing a reality game show for September release in which 10 certified atheists try to resist conversion by a priest, a rabbi, a Muslim imam and a Buddhist monk. The exact rules have not been disclosed, but the “winning” convert will receive an expense-paid trip to the holy land of the most persuasive religion (the Vatican, Jerusalem, Mecca or Tibet). According to a July Reuters report, Turkey’s Islamic Religious Affairs Directorate, not surprisingly, had vowed never to co-operate.

Bright Ideas — By early July, Jonathan Baltesz and his wife and kids were desperate to find their 10-year-old black Labrador mix, Simon, who had run away. They had one more plan, however.The family members urinated into containers and sprinkled the contents at various locales around their town (Bristol, England), laid out so that Simon could follow a trail home. (Results were unavailable at press time.) — The British charter airline Thomas Cook announced at the gate in the resort island of Mallorca in June that, regardless of seat assignments on a departing flight, passengers should sit toward the rear of the aircraft in order to balance the load (since it was already front-heavy with cargo and therefore harder on the pilot). Not surprisingly, 71 apprehensive passengers refused to board. (Also, some incoming passengers on that same aircraft, which experienced a similar balance problem, had dramatically dropped to their knees in the terminal, kissing the ground, calling the flight their worst ever.)

The Continuing Crisis The New Age movement might be growing too inclusive, according to a July report in the St. Paul Pioneer Press (published in a city where the concept of “New Age” is already highly nuanced). “(P)agans feel jilted,” wrote the reporter. “Chiropractors want out (of consideration),” “channelers wonder if they belong,” and “organic farmers don’t want to be near pet psychics.” Said one St. Paul merchant,“I have customers who completely believe in fairies and will laugh at you if you believe in Bigfoot.” But, said one New Age magazine editor, the movement should “encompass anything on a spiritual path — Bigfoot, Jesus, Buddha. Even worshipping a frog is sort of OK.” — Some parents of students at the Al-Islah Muslim TURN TO ODD FILES ON 26

COAST CITIES — RC San Diego, an under-12 lacrosse team made up of 22 select players from Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar and Carmel Valley, compiled a 42-1 record during the ninth annual Tri-State National Summer Lacrosse Festival. The three-day tournament that kicked off July 10 drew 250 of the nation’s top teams to Princeton, N.J. RC San Diego, one of only two California teams invited to the tournament, competed against 25 teams in its division. The boys opened play with a 3-3 tie against T2 Storm Lacrosse, a team from Maryland and the eventual tournament winner. On day two, RC San Diego logged wins against Bucks Select of Pennsylvania, South Jersey Shamrocks, Long Island Express and Black Bear Montco, an under-13 team from Pennsylvania. The Long

By Randy Kalp

TEAM PLAYERS RC San Diego, an under-12 lacrosse team made up of select players from Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar and Carmel Valley, compiled a 4-2-1 record during the ninth annual Tri-State National Summer Lacrosse Festival, a three-day tournament that kicked off July 10 in Princeton, N.J. The team includes Tyler James, Bryce Cady, Cameron Zeigler, Tucker Spears, Connor McCroskey, Tucker Boucher, Steve Hickman, Chase Fanning, Brian Akin, Riley Kennedy, Owen Weselak, Connor Lansdale, Neil Lunsford, Taylor Nordan, Henry Hollen, Cole Wolfson, Caden Wolfson, Christian Ford, Tristan Ruh, Peter Kuntz, and Cole Landolt. Coaching the boys was JD Moyer, Eric “Smity” Smith and Toby Boucher. Not pictured is Chase Lauer. Courtesy photo

Island South Shore Seals loss came on the final day of team viewed the tournament handed the local boys their play to the Maryland Crease as a chance to match up first loss, an intense game Monkeys. TURN TO TOURNEY ON 22 that ended 4-3. The second Coach JD Moyer said the

Traditional Greek dancing, food at fundraiser By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Authentic Greek food, music and dancing will highlight a fundraiser to benefit Project Turnaround, a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with developmental challenges. A Night in Greece will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 in the community hall at St. James Catholic Church, 625 S. Nardo Ave., Solana Beach. The menu will include a spicy sausage appetizer, braised leg of lamb and lemon oregano potatoes prepared by Tony Petroulias, a native of Greece. Paralia, a troupe from Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, will perform traditional dances and teach some steps to guests, who will then have an opportunity to perform what they have learned. The evening will also feature an opportunity drawing and a hand-bells performance

OPA! Greek native Tony Petroulias, left, teaches a traditional dance to Pioneers Club students Heather McEldowney, Eric Abney, Robin Scales, Kristin Rompf and Philip Schmid. Project Turnaround will hold A Night in Greece fundraiser Aug. 22 to benefit The Pioneers Club, a group of young adults with developmental challenges. The event will feature authentic Greek entertainment and food prepared by Petroulias. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

by The Pioneers Club, a group of young adults with developmental challenges such as Down syndrome and autism. Tickets are $25 and available in advance by calling (858) 350-6002.The deadline is

Aug. 10. Proceeds will support programs designed to empower Pioneers Club students by providing them with classes and activities to help uncover their talents and interests. Founded in 1984, Project

Turnaround is dedicated to supporting individual efforts for growth, independence and self-determination. Visit http://www.project-turnaround.org for more information.

Activists rally congressman for health care reform By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Slightly more than 30 people gathered at lunchtime July 16 in front of Congressman Brian Bilbray’s Solana Beach office to show support for President Barack Obama’s health care reforms. Claire McGreal, the regional field volunteer for Organizing for America who coordinated the event, described it as a “nonpartisan visibility rally.” “We are trying to raise everyone’s awareness about the need for a public option plan that would provide insurance for those that can’t afford it, those who have preexisting conditions or those with no access to health care,” McGreal said. “This is not a picket or a protest.” Holding signs with messages such as “Health Care Yes, Insurance No” and “Honk if You Support Public Option,” the group waved to passers-by for about 90 min-

No death penalty in child murder case

SPEAK OUT More than 30 people from throughout the county gathered in front of Congressman Brian Bilbray’s Solana Beach office July 13 to show support for health care reform. Claire McGreal of Organizing for America coordinated the event, which she described as a “nonpartisan visibility rally.” She said similar rallies were held near the offices of Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

utes, at times chanting, “We will not give up the fight — Health care is a human right.” Roberta Frank of Encinitas said she was there because she wants a public

health care option. “A singlepayer option is something that’s intelligent for the public,” she said. “We need to get the profit making out of it.” A small-business owner,

Frank said she provides her employees with insurance, but they are not getting adequate service. “It’s a continuous TURN TO HEALTH CARE ON 21

ESCONDIDO — The San Diego District Attorney’s Office will not seek another death penalty trial for convicted murderer Jose Maurice Castaneda, a prosecutor said July 24. At a hearing July 23 in a Vista courtroom, Deputy District Attorney Lucy Weismantel said she informed Judge Joan Weber that her office did not want to retry Castaneda, 24, for execution relating to his June conviction for the 2005 murder and torture of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son, Cesar Razo. Weismantel cited the jury outcome of the initial death penalty phase, in which the panel was deadlocked 9-3 in favor of life in prison without parole, as reason for going forward with the sentencing. Additionally, she said case circumstances and the heavy expenses involved in a retrial also factored into the prosecutions decision to not retry for the death penalty. While the initial death penalty phase, which followed a seven-week trial, only took a couple of days to present, the retrial could take a month or longer because all of the evidence and testimony would have to be reintroduced to the new jury panel. Doctors pronounced Cesar Razo dead shortly after Castaneda and the boy’s mother, Maria Razo, brought the unconscious child to the Palomar Medical Center around 4:40 p.m.June 25, 2005. Cesar Razo had approximately 354 external marks on his body. He died from two blows to his body, one to his abdomen and the other to the back of his head. Because Castaneda was convicted of murder in the first degree with the special circumstance of torture, he will be spending the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole when he’s sentenced Aug. 1, Weismantel said. Castaneda, of Guatemala, was also convicted of a single felony count each of assaulting a child under the age of 8 that resulted in death, torture, child abuse with the allegation of great bodily injury — all charges related to Cesar Razo. Additionally, the jury convicted him of misdemeanor child abuse relating to Cesar Razo’s sister, who was 5 at the time of his death. Maria Razo, 27, pleaded guilty in 2007 to voluntary manslaughter and two counts of child abuse. Maria Razo’s sentencing, at which time she’ll receive 16 years and eight months in prison, is scheduled for Aug. 21. Additionally, under her plea agreement, after her prison term Maria Razo will be deported back to Mexico and will have three strikes on her criminal record.



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A rabbi and a mayor walk into a bar ... Well, there you have it. It’s safe to say our elected officials and public figures are largely unworthy of our trust. The big story out of New Jersey neatly sums up the past few months of political scandal. It’s the same ol’ sad Jersey song, but there’s much to be said about corrupt holy men and crooked political figures who refuse to leave office. When authorities arrested 44 people in Jersey, including three mayors and five rabbis, a part of me wanted to weep. Are there any good, decent men or women left in politics? Is anybody else tired of this “tell them what they want to hear” mentality? It’s a miracle people vote anymore. The politically aligned amongst us celebrate when the opposing team loses a figure to scandal. What they fail to understand is that this is not a left wing versus right wing, liberal versus conservative competition. It’s American culture on the brink of self-destruction, and it’s more deeply rooted than which side of the fence you’re on. I often find myself contemplating the root of our cultural sickness. Religion has made every earnest effort to destroy all evil, but many Americans seem to maintain an infatuation with sin. And who can blame us when politicians and rabbis are brought down on corruption charges? Perhaps American culture has reached its critical breaking point. If the behavior of our elected officials is any indication of our core values and beliefs, it’s safe to say we have a lot of healing to endure. So, who are we to look to for inspiration and guidance? Personally, I don’t expect much out of celebrities. There was a time when hopeful parents believed in the potential of a celebrity role model. Very rarely is this the case anymore. Instead, we are left with politicians, who often run on morally superior and ethically clean platforms. They talk the good talk, convincing us they’ll rid the country of corruption and

ERIC MURTAUGH Outside Perspective bribery. Take Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith of Jersey City, New Jersey, as a fine example. Smith told the New York Times he was running on an anticorruption platform and doesn’t “take cash” from anybody. Turns out he does, if the $15,000 in bribes he was booked on is any indication. If corruption and scandal were confined to New Jersey, we’d be just fine. Unfortunately, they’re everywhere: John Edwards, Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer, Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Bill Clinton, Rod Blagojevich, Ted Stevens, Rick Renzi, Tom Delay — all part of a growing number of politicians who pursue affairs and/or attempt to work above the law. Here we have people who are to be held to a higher standard running morally amok. How can a crook and a liar look his or her constituents in the eye and either deny their allegations in the face of mounting evidence, or outright refuse to step down gracefully? They’re really extending a giant middle finger to the public. I have to ask, what else is going on? As long as a politician is in office, their business is our business. Yet, we only discover they lead dual lives when they make the wrong move. We need our politicians and holy men now more than ever. Which leads me to my last, and perhaps most important, question: Are local politicians acting in our best interest? There have been a number of land-use debates and contested contract discussions in North County lately. It would behoove us to remain attentive and vigilant. Eric Murtaugh has lost faith. E-mail him at emurtaugh@coastnewsgroup.com.

Future of Del Mar Fairgrounds creating plenty of chatter Keep or sell?


Although the idea of peddling the fairgrounds is off the table for now, it continues to create a lotta chatter. Selling it would not be a long-term solution for the state’s cash crunch. It can set up a rainy day lock box that would soon be raided by Sacramento electeds who are pros at spending tax $$$$. Some folks say private enterprise would be a good idea. A 75,000-seat Charger stadium in Del Mar and the wetlands? Meanwhile, the Surfside City sez it remains interested in buying the 400-acre facility. First it needs to pay off the remaining mortgage on the Shores School site and also come up with a plan for a new city hall. Maybe at the fairgrounds? It’s worth recalling that the city of 4,500 folks bought the Powerhouse and library property without a lotta lucre in its kip. Up the road a piece directors of the Orange County Fairground in Costa Mesa have advised the Governator they support a sale. Meanwhile, 22nd District Agricultural Association directors have issued a request for proposals on the 20-year lease of the racetrack that expires this year. It will be subject to review every five years.

State’s bond rating drops

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ARBALLO Eye on the Coast Term limits Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, which represents most county employees, is reported to be heading an effort to bring about a public vote on term limits for the County Board of Supervisors. The current quintet has been in office since 1996. Needed to trigger an election are 77,837 valid signatures that would have to be accomplished in 180 days.That could put it on the June 2010 ballot.

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Moody’s Investors Services has cut the state’s bond ratings a coppla notches — down to B. It’s a warning to investors that the risk is rising and is on the “watchlist.” Sad pot of frijoles for a once proud Golden State.

Ranger on duty

Two rangers now are patrolling along the San Dieguito Lagoon to encourage visitors to enjoy but not abuse the area. Since the lagoon was opened to ocean tides, the fish population is reported to have increased faster than rabbits. A wide variety of bird species also have been sighted and it has become a popular nesting area. Susan Carter has complete skinny and can be reached by calling (858) 674-2270 or e-mailing susan@sdrp.org.

Seeking a hunk of land

Encinitas Community Garden is searching for a couple acres that residents can use to grow veggies and flowers Spokesperson S. TURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON 26

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The invisible discrimination By Tracy Emblem

Deep on the base in Camp Pendleton, in an isolated area, seaman August Provost was brutally murdered while on duty. August was a black gay sailor who was found dead in a guard shack at 3:30 in the morning. Stories abound. One story says Provost’s aunt reported that the authorities told her that the seaman was “gagged, bound by the hands and feet, shot in the head three times, and then his body burned.” His family claims that Provost complained about being

harassed because of his sexual orientation during the months prior to his death. The Naval Service Criminal Investigative Service, or NCIS, has jurisdiction over the murder probe. A spokesman for the Navy claims there is no evidence that Provost’s murder was a hate crime. Because the military does not recognize sexual orientation and the federal government does not define assault on gays as a “hate crime” — for federal investigative purposes, there can be no TURN TO DISCRIMINATION ON 22



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ROCK ON The opening reception of an exhibit of Rachel Znerold’s paintings will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. July 31, Buffalo Brothers Guitars, 4901 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. Znerold’s paintings feature portraits of famous musicians including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Michael Jackson. Visit www.rachelzart.com or call the store at (760) 434-4567 for details.

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BEST BEACHES Oceanside Public Library will host a free book talk and slide show with Gia Lucy, author of “The Beaches of San Diego” at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 1, library Community Rooms, 330 N. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. Kristi Hawthorne of the Oceanside Historical Society will add interest to the presentation by including historical aerial photos of North County beaches. For details, call (760) 435-5600 or visit oceansidepubliclibrary.org. WRITE THING Publishers and Writers of San Diego will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Encinitas County Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Novelist Maggie Anton will present “Building SelfPublished Historical Novel Sales from the Ground Up.” The cost for the meeting is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. RSVP at www.PublishersWriters.org.


tarist Chris Montgomery will perform at 2 p.m. Aug. 2 as part of the First Sunday Music Series, Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Ave., Encinitas. Montgomery and his quartet have been a mainstay at La Costa Resort’s BlueFire Grill since 2008 and performed recently at a KIFM 98.1 Live Lites Out concert event. Call the library at (760) 753-7376 for details. WALK AWAY The Oceanside Women’s Resource Center will host “Walk Away from Domestic Violence,” a 3.5K walk, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2, 1963 Apple Street, Oceanside. The walk will raise funds to benefit WRC’s children’s programs. Call (760) 941-1153 or e-mail joann. bowers@juno.com for details. YOUR THOUGHTS? The Oceanside Museum of Art will host a free memorial tile painting family art project from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2, OMA, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. After viewing the exhibition

DELICIOUS DAY The Crosby Estates hosted a free ice cream day for its residents July 12. The event took place at the Crosby Sports Center, where members of the community enjoyed delicious ice cream treats on a beautiful sunny day in Rancho Santa Fe. Above, from left, Karson Kupiec holding Colton Kupiec, with Diana and Braeden Kupiec, along with Amanda, Allen, and A.J. Richburg. Right, from left, Steve Gosselin, Matthew Walsh and Tim Walsh. Photos by Alan Joyce

Diving and fishing banned from overlook in Del Mar By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — When the Grand Avenue Bridge was a bridge, it was unlawful to dive, jump or fish from it. Those activities are still prohibited now that the structure has been partially demolished and turned into a viewing platform. But to avoid ambiguity, City Council unanimously agreed to amend the municipal code at its July 13 meeting by adding a section that specifically bans diving, jumping or fishing from the Lagoon Viewpoint — Old Grand Avenue Bridge, as the overlook is now officially known.

Hoping to minimize clutter, Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley planned to install one sign stating that only fishing from the structure wasn’t allowed. “We felt that if anybody dove off or jumped they would only do it once because they would kill themselves,” said Jacqueline Winterer, president of the citizens group and chairwoman of the ad hoc committee in charge of signage. “I don’t think you can conclude that all human beings are logical, sane or careful,” Councilman Richard Earnest said. “You will find somebody who wants to do a

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legally required but they would be helpful to inform visitors and decrease potential liability issues. Winterer said she will instruct her group to include all three prohibited activities on the signs. The Grand Avenue Bridge once provided access from San Dieguito Road to a

landing field for blimps. It was originally slated for complete demolition as part of the San Dieguito Lagoon restoration project, but Winterer suggested eliminating two sections and turning it into a viewing platform. It opened to the public in late March.


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Local man turns tragedy into chance to help others By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — After a January 2006 motorcycle accident left Eric Northbrook paralyzed from the waist down, he wasted little time turning his personal tragedy into an opportunity to help others. One month later, while still undergoing his own recovery and rehabilitation, the Olivenhain resident established the HeadNorth Foundation to provide support for people affect-

ed by spinal cord injuries. Since then the Del Marbased nonprofit organization has granted more than to $250,000 to 70 recipients. Randal Schober, the group’s executive director, estimates there are about 3,000 spinal cord injury survivors in San Diego County, and that number grows at a rate of about 100 per year. “San Diego is an active, outdoor community so we

YOUNG AMERICANS On July 4, members of the Red, White & Blue Society, Children of the American Revolution joined other residents in the Rancho Santa Fe parade decked out with red, white, and blue patriotic hats and U.S. flags. The town closed through traffic for the parade and society members rode bikes and walked the short stretch of the downtown main streets. The Red, White, and Blue Society draws its members from northern San Diego and southern Riverside counties. The next Society meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 7 to celebrate “National Lighthouse Day” at the Escondido History Center. For more information, contact Jeanette Shiel at (760) 215-9142 or by e-mail at jbstree@sbcglobal.net. Courtesy photo

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injury and battery with serious bodily injury, both felonies, for their alleged drunken assault on Richard Gillberg, 27, at a house party in the 200 block of Juniper Avenue in Carlsbad. Allegations of personally inflicting great bodily injury, which add a strike for the crime, are attached to the defendants’ assault charge, Deputy District Attorney Robert Eacret said outside the courtroom. Additionally, if convicted, the trio, who have no prior criminal record, could face up to eight years in prison. Superior Court Judge Joan Weber denied the defendants’ attorneys request to have the charges reduced to a misdemeanor due to their clients’ ages, lack of criminal record and evidence. In denying their request, Weber said this was a “serious attack,” and while she could understand the charges being reduced in the future, she believed right now the trio needs to be held accountable for their violent actions.

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The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges. A fourth defendant, Ryan Tyler Greenhalgh, 19, had the aforementioned charges against him dropped midway through the preliminary hearing after evidence showed mistaken identification. Prosecutors allege the trio beat, kicked and dragged Gillberg from the house through the street approximately 160 feet. Gillberg said he was at the residence that evening with his girlfriend, Kimberly Thomas, at the request of the couple’s friend, whose parents owned the condo. When the couple arrived they said their friend’s younger brother was having a party. After about an hour and a half, Mcinerrney approached Gillberg and told him he had to leave, the victim testified. Gillberg, who was admittedly “buzzed” from drinking throughout the evening, said he was confused why he was told to leave. “I don’t like people telling me what to do,” TURN TO ATTACK ON 19



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La Jolla pair launch new Sandwich board sayings at health resort in Costa Rica local cafe draw a following RANCHO SANTA FE — Jim Dudl, a physician and 30year La Jolla resident and his son, native La Jollan Bret Dudl, have partnered to create La Joya Perfecta — the perfect jewel — a health and wellness JIM DUDL resort community in Costa Rica. A presentation to introduce opportunities in The Founder’s Club of La Joya Perfecta will be held in Rancho Santa Fe at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the home of Steve Klein, president of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center 2009 board of directors and member of the La Joya Perfecta advisory board. Bret Dudl has spent most

of his life in La Jolla, attending La Jolla Elementary school and La Jolla High School moving away only for his college years and returning to build a highly successful e m p l oye e benefits BRET DUDL and insurance business that he sold in 2007. Jim Dudl, at home in La Jolla, manages the wellness protocol for patients with Diabetes across the country for a major national health insurer. “The growing epidemic of preventable diabetes in the United States is definitely one of the reasons we decided to develop La Joya Perfecta” Bret Dudl said. His father is

reminded every day in his work of the great need for true lifestyle change in the United States and recognized a need for a place that could affordably make a positive impact in people’s health. Sadly, the most compelling prompt for this vision was the loss of the Dudls’ brother and son to lung cancer just three years ago. The devastating experience created the motivation for the two to focus their efforts on the dream of creating a health oriented paradise. “A passionate belief in the ability of each and every person to make lifestyle choices that result in happier, healthier lives is the basis for La Joya Perfecta,” said the junior Dudl. Guests at this spectacularly naturally beautiful retreat can expect their TURN TO RESORT ON 22

Summer theater camp returns RANCHO SANTA FE — Again this year, the Village Community Presbyterian Church at 6225 Paseo Delicias, is hosting its summer music and drama camps from Aug. 3 through Aug. 7. Each summer, the church campus turns into a musical theater training ground for

more than 130 youngsters from all over the county, representing 30 different churches and schools. Two musicals will be presented at the conclusion of the camp at 7 p.m. Aug. 7.This year the composer of one of the musicals and the writer of another are working on site

with the campers. Ian Oakley will be playing for the production of “One More Chance: the Story of Jonah.”Tom Long will be doing the stage direction for the teenagers’ production of “Once Upon a Parable” and teaching evening drama workshops for local directors and educators.

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ENCINITAS — The daily inspirational messages scrolled on the sandwich board in front of Encinitas Pannikin Coffee & Tea have gained a following of readers, an art show, and possibly a book deal. The daily “musings” pop up around 3 p.m. every day and give a jolt of inspiration to coffee drinkers. Messages may read, “Open your heart maybe someone is trying to get in,” or “Life is a surprise party.” “I love its simplicity,” Tara Myers of Torrey Highlands said. Signboard writer Eliza Rhodes gets her ideas from a variety of sources. “They come to me in different ways,” Rhodes said. “Sometimes one comes into my head fully formed.” Other times Rhodes needs to think back on daily events or a conversation for inspiration. The routine of posting daily writings began a bit serendipitously when Pannikin Coffee & Tea owner Carol Holder bought a sandwich board sign and put it on the sidewalk in front of the coffee shop. Rhodes asked Holder what was going to be written on the board and it was not long before Holder gave the job of writing daily

IT’S A SIGN Tara Myers, of Torrey Highlands, sits under one of the framed “sayings” that make by the “Sign Language” exhibit at Del Mar Pannikin Coffee & Tea. Photo by Promise Yee

sayings to Rhodes in exchange for chai tea. “Chai tea, it’s such a Leucadia deal,” Rhodes said. “How can I pass that up?” Two years and more than 400 sayings later, the inkind trade continues. In that time the daily writings have gained a following of people who stop by the Encinitas

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RANCHO SANTA FE — Ann Haddad and Sharon Blanchet have been named chairwomen of the second annual American Cancer Society San Diego Discovery Gala. Mark Sopp, Mary Parra and Vince Heald are committee chairmen for the fall event. The beach party-themed event will be held Nov. 14 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Mission Bay. Guests can partake of tasting stations, silent and live auctions, ongoing entertainment and activities. Tables for 10 are $3,000. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s research, education and patient service programs. “The greatest thing about the American Cancer Society is not TURN TO BENEFIT ON 22

E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road What do the films “The Sting,” “Funny Girl” and “Forrest Gump” have in common? Each includes scenes featuring the Santa Monica Pier, that venerable West Coast landmark that celebrates its centennial Sept. 9. On that day 100 years ago, thousands of people swarmed onto the newly constructed 1,600-foot concrete structure to enjoy band concerts, swimming races and other festivities. Since that opening day, the famed pier has gone through many incarnations until it evolved into today’s icon, “a single remnant of history on a coast that was once peppered with piers,” according to Ben FranzKnight, executive director of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation. The organization was established in 1983 by the city of Santa Monica to oversee policy, events and marketing of the pier. “The pier has a spirit of

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PIER PARTY Recent photo of the Santa Monica Pier, which is set to celebrate its centennial Sept. 9 with a large public event. Courtesy photo

its own,” Franz-Knight said. “That sounds strange to those who have made only one visit, but for those of us who have been there many times, it’s like a close personal friend.” Long Beach octogenarian Cal Porter would probably call the pier his friend, along with the grand La Monica Ballroom, which opened in 1924 and was most widely known for the

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day for several months with events such as circus acts, workshops for kids and dances every Thursday night through Sept. 3. La Monica Ballroom Redux was held July 23, featuring a Big Band playing Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller music and other performers. “The Santa Monica Pier has created long-lasting memories for many generations and will continue to do so,” Franz-Knight said. The Sept. 9 centennial celebration includes live music, a 100-foot birthday cake, fireworks and undoubtedly a few celebrity sightings. Joan Baez and Robert Redford have been name honorary co-chairs, but no word on whether they will be present. You can visit the pier any day and enjoy strolling its planks, shopping, dining, riding the Ferris wheel or the historic 1922 carousel, or visiting the interactive aquarium. “The pier is a wonderful public gathering place and it’s open 24 hours a day, 365 TURN TO HIT THE ROAD ON 22

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OCEANSIDE — A Superior Court judge sentenced a mother on July 23 to probation and ordered her to remain in a residential substance abuse treatment program. Rachel Leann Silva and her young son were shot after she initiated a confrontation with an off-duty police officer. Silva, 29, pleaded guilty last November to one felony count of child endangerment and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence in connection with the March 15, 2008, incident at the Lowe’s store parking lot in the 100 block of Old Grove Road in Oceanside with San Diego Police Officer Franklin White and his wife, Jacquellyn. Despite two prior DUI convictions in 2007 and a 2003 road rage incident, Judge David Danielsen stayed a four-year prison sentence pending successful completion of five years probation. Citing Silva’s enrollment in a residential treatment program 14 months ago, the judge granted her probation saying she has made a “substantial effort” to change her life. In conjunction with her sobriety, defense attorney Michael Pancer said Silva is also working toward being part of her two young sons’ lives again. “She has devoted herself to getting sober because she knows that she got a second chance in life and she is not going to waste it,” Pancer told the court. Supervising Deputy Attorney General Jim Dutton told the judge Silva should go to prison or at least serve one year in jail because of her actions that night. Silva, of Oceanside, was approximately 600 yards from her home when she started trailing the Whites because she perceived they had cut her off, police said. She then proceeded to accelerate rapidly, screech her tires and cause a minor accident with the Whites as she pursued TURN TO MOTHER ON 17



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Man denies killing after argument with roommates By Randy Kalp

DOG DANGER In the time it takes to run in and get a Slurpee, your pet or your children could already be at risk. On July 16, Helen Woodward Animal Center Public Relations Manager John Van Zante closed himself in a van with a thermometer to demonstrate how quickly the heat inside can rise to dangerous, if not deadly, levels. In the main parking lot at Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, Van Zante demonstrated how swiftly the temperature inside any vehicle can rise. In the photo, he had been in the car for just 15 minutes. Puppies, dogs that are large, overweight, older, or taking medication, carry higher risk. Courtesy photo

Fundraiser set at En Fuego to benefit beach safety center By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Having already raised more than $200,000 for the new 17th Street beach safety center, Friends of the Powerhouse is continuing its fundraising efforts with the second annual Party for the Tower on Aug. 5 at En Fuego Cantina & Grill, 1342 Camino del Mar. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails — including the original Vergne-a-rita, a libation named for Pat Vergne, the city’s chief lifeguard and community services director — followed by a Mexican and seafood buffet, live auction and opportunity drawings. Auction items include a

tiki torch beach party hosted by Del Mar lifeguards, Padres tickets, lunch in the director’s dining room at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, children’s beach packages and complimentary use of the Powerhouse Community Center. Friends of the Powerhouse formed more than 10 years ago to help the city renovate and preserve the Powerhouse building. Following the upgrade of that facility, the group raised money to help rebuild the tot lot and purchase a lifeguard rescue boat and beach-ready wheelchairs. Plans to replace the aging 17th Street lifeguard

tower began in 2002.The project is estimated to cost $2.7 million because it requires a sea wall and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.The scope has been scaled back during the past six years to reduce the cost. Friends of the Powerhouse also has an ongoing Buy a Brick campaign to help fund the new center. Tax-deductible tickets for the En Fuego event are $45 and available by calling (858) 755-1641. For information about other fundraisers and Friends of the Powerhouse, or to donate, visit http://friendsofthepower house.org.

OCEANSIDE — A 29year-old man accused of killing an acquaintance pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder July 15. Kade Joseph Kundrat is charged with murdering David Allen Jacobson,23,with a knife sometime in the early morning hours of July 13 at the Seaview apartments in the 100 block of South Pacific Street in Oceanside. At the arraignment, Superior Court Judge Marshall Hockett kept Kundrat on a no bail hold because he was on parole at the time of the alleged murder. Hockett set a July 29 date for Kundrat’s preliminary hearing. If convicted, Kundrat faces up to life in prison. When authorities arrived around 2:30 a.m., they found Jacobson dead sitting in a pool of blood near a staircase in the apartment complex, Deputy District Attorney Katherine Flaherty said outside the courtroom. Paramedics were not summoned to the scene, Flaherty said. A large gaping wound was found on the back of Jacobson’s neck, which she said appeared to be caused by a knife. While an exact motive for the killing is still unclear, Flaherty did say Kundrat had kicked Jacobson out of his apartment after an argument

ensued between Jacobson and Kundrat’s two roommates, a male and female, earlier in the evening. After Jacobson left, Flaherty said there was an effort to bring the victim back to apartment and that is when the stabbing occurred. “When you have people that are arguing, it really doesn’t matter what they’re arguing about but you know they’re mad,” Flaherty said. Both Jacobson and Kundrat served time behind bars for drug-related offenses. According to court records, Jacobson had been released from jail June 9 after committing a series of probation violations stemming from a June 2007 conviction for possessing marijuana for sale, a felony. A condition of his June release was that he had to complete a 12-hour anger management program. Further, after his first probation violation, authorities recommended he be given a psychiatric evaluation. At his sentencing for that violation, a San Diego Superior Court judge ordered Jacobsen to serve 60 days in jail and then be released to a residential drug treatment program or mental health program. Meanwhile, Kundrat was recently released from prison after being sentenced May 1, 2008, to 16 months behind bars for possessing methampheta-

mines. Prior to that conviction, he served three prison terms dating back to 1999 for convictions out of San Diego County, his last being for vehicle burglary and grand theft auto in May 2005. In taking the plea agreement for possessing methamphetamines, Kundrat, an admitted drug addict, believed he might be able to get enrolled into a residential treatment facility under Proposition 36 instead of having to serve prison time, according to court documents. However, his previous prison prior — a non-drug violation — and a parole violation kept him from the substance abuse program, despite his admission that his criminal history revolved around his drug addiction. In a hand-written letter to the sentencing judge, Kundrat TURN TO KILLING ON 21

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

A report for the week of July 14, 2009 to July 21, 2009 SURF’S

UP Hansen’s Surfboard Shop on South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas was reportedly burglarized around 4:45 a.m. July 16. NOT VERY NICE Someone reportedly burglarized a residence on Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas around 6 a.m. July 16. CAR BURGLARIZED A vehicle parked on North Vulcan Avenue in Encinitas was reportedly burglarized around 2 p.m. July 16 for a purse. SHADY BEHAVIOR The Sunglass Hut on Camino Del Mar in Del Mar was reportedly robbed of $500 by an armed perpetrator around 3:10 p.m. July 16. BLING STING A residence on Via de la Cumbre in Rancho Santa Fe was reportedly burglarized sometime between 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. July 16 of $11,000 in jewelry, including a watch valued at $5,000. SUPERMARKET


The Seaside Market on San Elijo Avenue in Cardiff-by-theSea was reportedly burglarized around 3:50 a.m. July 17. UP HIGH ON THE RIDGE A 2008 Ford Mustang parked on Ridge Crest Drive in Carlsbad was reportedly burglarized during the evening of July 19. BIKE STOLEN A silver and black Haro bicycle valued at $200 was reportedly stolen from an apartment complex on Olea

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An attempted homicide reportedly occurred July 16 on Apple Street in Oceanside. BUSTED! An 18-year-old student at Pacific View Charter in Oceanside was arrested around 9:25 p.m. July 16 in Oceanside for an alleged robbery five days earlier on Marron Road. O’SIDE CARJACKING A carjacking for a Ford Expedition reportedly occurred around 4 p.m. July 14 on Galbar Street in Oceanside.




Someone reportedly stole a Honda S2000 valued at $15,000 from Date Street in Vista around 8 p.m. July 14. NIC FIT? A 19-year-old man was reportedly robbed around 3 p.m. July 15 for his cigarettes on West San Marcos Boulevard in San Marcos.

CRIME LOG Compiled by Randy Kalp The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of July 14, 2009 to July 21, 2009

ENCINITAS Petty Theft 2, Burglary 7, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 0, Burglary 1, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0




Petty Theft 0, Burglary 1, Vandalism 0, Assault 1, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA Petty Theft 0, Burglary 4, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 7, Burglary 6, Vandalism 3, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0 SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 2, Burglary 9, Vandalism 6, Assault 1, Grand Theft 6, Robbery 1 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 9, Burglary 6, Vandalism 9, Assault 1, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 1 VISTA Petty Theft 1, Burglary 1, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0


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OCEANSIDE — Brett Musgrove, president and CEO of PrimeCo Painting of Oceanside, has announced that his firm has been awarded the contract to paint exterior surfaces and effect minor repairs to the Gaslamp City Square building. Gaslamp City Square is a mid-rise building. For details, call (800) 881-8067 or e-mail at bill@primecopainting.com.

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CARLSBAD — Berklee College of Music announces that Correa Correa of Carlsbad has earned placement on the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2009 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above. Berklee College of Music is located in Boston, Mass.


CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — Local writer and business owner Wehtahnah Tucker and co-author Gus Bujkovsky have compiled a book of images called “Images of America: Cardiff-by-the-Sea,” published July 2009.The book gathers photographs and stories from many citizens of Cardiff. Look for it at Costco and several other local and national booksellers.

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CARLSBAD — Kevin R. Peterson, a member of the Class of 2012 and economics major, was named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester. Marist College is located in Pougheepsie, N.Y.

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This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Source: DataQuick, last 2 months’ transactions

Date: 07/20/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Countrywide Funding Corp; Buyer: Butler Montgomery Family Trust; Address: 5650 San Elijo, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $435,793; Land: $126,488; Tax: $5,397.68; Built: 1956; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 3 bath, 3881 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 07/17/2009; Amount: $2,300,000; Buyer: Moon Trust; Address: 4316 Via Ravello, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,236,000; Land: $2,086,000; Tax: $34,576.46; Features: 4-car garage, 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 4374 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/14/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Shelly,Daniel & A Family Trust; Address: 5807 Lago Lindo, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $214,728; Land: $93,383; Tax: $3,045.46; Built: 1975; Features: 2-car garage, 2 bed, 2 bath, 2637 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/10/2009; Amount: $2,575,000; Lender: Luther Burbank Savings & Loan; Buyer: Paul Debban; Address: 6458 El Sicomoro, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,467,065; Land: $1,755,195; Tax: $25,730.28; Built: 1978; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 4 bath, 4820 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $1,545,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed. Date: 07/10/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: G Willis; Address: 3720 Calle Cortejo, Solana Beach; Assessed: $712,302; Land: $385,922; Tax: $7,537.44; Built: 1988; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath,2129 sq.ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/10/2009; Amount: $2,525,000; Buyer: Gupta,A K & S S Family Trust; Address: 4324 Via Ravello, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,500,000; Land: $2,207,386; Tax: $37,326.80; Features: 3-car garage, 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 5316 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/09/2009; Amount: $887,500; Buyer: David & Holly Wilkey; Address: 16008 Via Dicha, Solana Beach; Assessed: $630,694; Land: $409,543; Tax: $6,732.44; Built: 1979; Features: 2-car garage, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2682 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/07/2009; Amount: $1,800,000; Buyer: Fwpw Family Partners Ltd; Address: 6870 La Valle Plateada, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,804,053; Land: $1,804,053; Tax: $19,645.58; Built: 1978; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 3131 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Date: 07/06/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Egg Nest; Address: 5032 El Acebo,Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,041,380; Land: $789,344; Tax: $10,927.16; Built: 1985; Features: 3-car garage, 4 bed, 3 bath, 4167 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. TURN TO SOLD ON 22


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Sheriff’s Department gets grant to combat border violence SAN DIEGO — San Diego County Sheriff William D. Gore announced receipt of a $5 million federal grant to combat drug-related criminal activity along the international border. San Diego County shares a 60mile border with Mexico,which begins at the Pacific Ocean and traverses rugged terrain to the Imperial County line. The grant identified two key project goals: — Identify, apprehend,

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The recent trend in the backlash against marriage Two days before my wedding, I did all of my normal grocery shopping at Ralph’s in Del Mar. I picked up my little bag of tangerines, coffee and the rest of my list. As I stood in line, the nice checkout lady scanned my items. My mind was full of hope and dreams with just two days to go before my wedding day. I stood there daydreaming away until I noticed the cover of Time Magazine: “Unfaithfully Yours, Infidelity is eroding our most sacred institution. How to make marriage work,” by Caitlin Flanagan. My first thought was, how incredible this writer received a byline on the cover Time. My second thought (I’m highly superstitious) left me furrowing my forehead for at least five hours, leaving me with a new set of wrinkles to worry about at the end of the day. If you are wondering, yes I did indeed “go through with it” as my many acquaintances have said repeatedly. Yes, I believe that marriage is a worthwhile institution that solidifies the love between you and your mate, while announcing to the world you are taken. Writer Ms. Flanagan reveals in her incredible article that marriage still holds many benefits not only to those who are married, but also to society. The reason I am writing about this is because my husband and I experienced a lot of negativity from personal friends and acquaintances regarding our trip down the isle. Just last night, someone I know in the Ranch had the audacity to come up and congratulate us and then in the same breath say, “Looks like you’ve gone and ruined a great relationship by getting married.” I am disgusted, hurt and disillusioned by such under-

MACHEL PENN Machel’s Ranch mining words.Yet, we are still experiencing this type of, “Wow, so you actually did it ... good luck, marriage is hard work.” Anything worth achieving is hard work. Nothing comes easy and there isn’t a perfect white picket fence in anyone’s front yard. If you want to grow as a person you must climb the ladder. You must make strides to improve and take risks that are sometimes scary. This “forever” word has many of my peers shaking in their boots. They wonder, “Can I stay faithful, will I still like this person in ten years, will they cheat on me, what is going to happen?” I have a secret to tell you and it’s a big one: There is no forever. We cannot predict what happens tomorrow or in 10 years no matter how much we would like to see into the future. Life is a mystery for you now to create. I like the fact that life isn’t a slamdunk. All we can do is make decisions, and live confidently in our own choices. I am thrilled to “go through with it.” I took the great leap of faith because that is what real courage and commitment are about. The trend in the backlash of marriage is directly related to the changes of technology in the last 20 years. Everyone is constantly looking for the next best option, when really, love is quite simple, as my best friend Melissa Williams stated in her toast to me at my wedding. “Unfaithfully Yours,” is a pathetic trend for those who do not have the heart to live

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SANTALUZ — The Santaluz Club’s annual Summer Music Festival was held on July 18. “America’s Got Talent” finalist Eli Mattson performed songs of Elton John, Starship performed and Skip Martin, lead singer of Kool & The Gang rounded out the evening. Photos by Dan Knighton

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Rafting down the river is a good thing to do before you go JEAN GILLETTE Small Talk Editor’s note: Jean Gillette is taking a short vacation. This column was written last summer, but is one of her favorites. Do I look pruney? It may have eased by now, but last week I spent two days rolling down the Lower Kern river, and wet was definitely the fashion statement.



them through the parking lot, which led Franklin White to unload five shots from his revolver into Silva’s vehicle, authorities said. Silva, who had been driving on a suspended license, had amphetamines in her system and a blood alcohol level of .15 two hours after the incident, police said. Her son, Johnny, who was 8 at the time, was shot once in his leg near his knee, while Silva was shot twice in her arm. A jury acquitted Franklin White last month on charges of discharging a firearm in a gross negligent manner with two allegations of great bodily injury, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of exhibiting his firearm. He has returned to active duty with the San Diego

My dad, my 91-year-old dad with the body of an 80year-old and the mind of a 25-year-old, decided he wanted to river raft before he dies. And so we did. We gathered up a great group of friends and headed out. The gang of high schooland college-age youngsters had the time of their lives, shooting the rapids, splashing each other, falling off the boat (on purpose) to float the rapids. My dad was right there with them … in fact, he shared their raft. We moms had our own raft and our own good time, working muscles that are generally not

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Wine and olive oil tasting at Villa Di Calabro I had a few minutes before meeting Steve and Valerie Andrews and Mike and Mindy Calabro, the new owners of Villa Di Calabro in Old Town Temecula. I hadn’t been to this part of Temecula in a few years, so I was in disbelief at the makeover of Front Street into a delightful series of colorful shops including restaurants, wine and gift shops, night clubs, and now a wine and olive oil bar with an old-world fountain patio for backyard barbecues with a rustic Italian flavor. It’s the marriage of two families — the Andrews with their Temecula Hills Winery and Vineyard and the Calabros with their Villa Di Calabro Winery and Olive Oil Company — both under one roof and a first for the Temecula Valley. Mike Calabro was a winemaker at Wilson Creek and realized his long-held dream of making olive oil when he collaborated with Andrews in buying a storefront in Old Town at Main and Front Street.“Italians have a custom of using olive oil in their diets and many have long lives and clear complexions,” he said. “I use high quality, fresh olives from local trees. People from Temecula call me all the time and offer their 2200 or 300 trees to make olive oil.” Mike creates daily olive oil presentations and has romantic names like Sevillino, a smooth, mild Spanish varietal. Then there is Ascolino, a spicy Italian flavored oil that’s a big seller. A visit to Italy reveals

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member discounts. The event is open to the public for $70 per person or $80 at the door. For more information, visit www.sdmitforum.org. — Monterey County Wineries are presenting the 17th annual Winemakers Celebration from noon to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Custom House Plaza downtown Monterey. More than 50 wineries are offering their best, with local restaurant participation and a wine auction.The cost is $45 in advance, and $50 at the door. Call (831) 375-9400 for details. — Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas is presenting events every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. On Aug. 7 it’s the “ Top 6 New Value Wines” and on the Aug. 14 look for a “Tour de France.” Call (760) 479-2500 for details. — San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles, has a “Wine and Brew Fest” from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 9. Live performances, cooking, wine and beer tasting in four event stations. The cost is $50 each. Details at (800) 626-7722. — Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido brings in Ryan Hill from Napa Valley’s Hill Family Estate from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Enjoy Chardonnay, Cabernet, Syrah and more for $15 per person. Call (760) 7451200 for details.

— The MIT Enterprise Forum has its annual Wine Social at Birch Aquarium at Scripps from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 5. Special guest is Eddie Osterland, America’s first master sommelier. Enjoy many fine wineries and restaurants and

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.


Taste of Wine widespread making of olive oil as a staple in the Italian meal and an important cash crop for wineries in Italy that have to wait years before they can bring their wines to market. They customarily lean toward “extra virgin” oils and I asked Mike about that. “It’s a natural process that uses no chemicals and hand-separates the oil in the first press.”This oil is somewhat cloudy, with a deeper greenish tone. In the wine side of the shop, ask for the ’06 Temecula Hills Tempranillo. It had a beautiful, binding flavor of coffee, berries and pepper. Villa Di Calabro has an old world friendly atmosphere, and will quickly become a favorite stop in the renaissance of old town Temecula. For more, call (951) 695-4525, or access temeculahillswinery.com.

Wine Spectator Grand Awards The highest awards for the best-of-the-best restaurants in the world were revealed in Wine Spectator, the most influential wine publication in the world. Two San Diego favorites took home the Grand Award and stand with only 69 others in the world to receive the honor. Congratulations to Addison at the Grand Del Mar

MIX MASTER Mike Calabro of Villa Di Calabro presents daily olive oil flavors while partner Steve Andrews pours the Temecula Hills Wine. Photo by Frank Mangio

and Wine Director Jesse Rodriguez, and WineSellar and Brasserie with Wine Director Eric Guy. Addison was created just three years ago and has quickly become the pinnacle of great wines and world-class cuisine. The wine list includes 3,200 selections featuring French Burgundy and California. A 2,500-bottle wine cellar is a must-see in the main dining room. Other great area restaurants took Award of Excellence honors and they include Acqua Al 2 San Diego, Amaya Bistro

Del Mar, Vigilucci’s La Jolla, Bistro West and West Steak House Carlsbad, Firefly Grill and Wine Bar Encinitas, Firenze Trattoria Encinitas, Il Fornaio Del Mar, and Mille Fleurs Rancho Santa Fe, among others.

Local charity gives charge to needy school By Wehtahnah Tucker

ENCINITAS — Susie Steimle did what a lot of young adults do when faced with the overwhelming problems of society. She found herself brainstorming with a group of friends after completing graduate school about how to make a positive impact on the world. But this group of local post-graduates did more than just think about problems, they sought solutions to creating a more sustainable environment and increasing access to health care and education. The result is Renewable Energy for Medicine and Education, or REME as it is referred to, a nonprofit based in Encinitas that supports innovative projects designed to ensure access to health care and education in the world’s poorest countries. The group believes these are fundamental human rights that can be obtained while protecting the environment. While the organization’s goals may seem lofty to some, the founders are working systematically to realize success. “We’re taking this one project at a time,” Steimle said. “Our first project will bring electricity using solar panels to a school and a clinic.”



a group of Rancho Santa Fe women, began with 167 members and now numbers more than 1,200. The organization

The group chose Nicaragua for its pilot project for several reasons. “The country has an abundance of sunshine,” Steimle said. “This is important when producing solar energy.” Perhaps not so obvious is the country’s willingness to use alternative fuel sources on a wide scale. “Currently there are a couple of villages that rely wholly on solar energy,” Steimle said. The country is experiencing a relatively stable government, unlike its historical upheavals and is in a position to accept foreign investment. According to the Organization of American States, Nicaragua is the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. According to statistics compiled by several nonprofits, 40 percent of Nicaraguans live without any electricity. But REME aims to change those numbers. The group is working in partnership with Grupo Fenix, a group of engineering students and professors in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, to install solar panels and train local solar technicians. “It’s very important to REME that the project be sustainable after we leave,” Steimle said. has distributed more than $16 million to human-care agencies in San Diego County, including the Community Resource Center, Elizabeth Hospice, the Escondido Community Child

LIGHTS ON! The local nonprofit Renewable Energy for Medicine and Education is raising funds to install and maintain solar panels at this elementary school in Santo Domingo, Nicaragua as well as a medical clinic that will serve more than 1,000 rural residents. Courtesy photo

“Groupo Fenix as well as the locals they train provides the safety net we are looking for.” The group is on its way to providing solar-generated electricity for an elementary school and a medical clinic in a remote southern area of the country that is not on the electricity grid. The benefits of electricity in both areas are tremendous according to Steimle. “With expanded hours of operation, the clinic and school will be able to serve

people in the agricultural workforce who cannot get to the clinic during daylight hours,” she said.“The medical equipment can be sterilized and medicines refrigerated.” The school will also be able to serve as a community center in the evening hours. The group estimates the cost of the entire project to be $50,000. “We are on our way to raising the money and helping install the first set of panels this year,” Steimle said. “We are taking dona-

tions from individuals, groups, businesses, anyone who wants to help.”The group is also a beneficiary of the search engine www.goodsearch.com. “We get a penny for every search you make,” Steimle said. REME doesn’t plan to stop with Nicaragua. “After this project we’re looking to develop a model that can be mass produced,” Steimle said. For more information, visit the group’s Web site at www.remeonline.org.

Development Center, Angels Foster Family Network, the Burn Institute, ElderHelp of San Diego, the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation and Helen Woodward Animal Center. The group is divided into

nine areas, each of which is represented on the board of directors. Those jurisdictions are Carlsbad and Oceanside; La Jolla; Lake San Marcos, San Marcos and Vista; East Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido,

Bonsall and San Luis Rey; Fallbrook; Rancho Bernardo, Poway and 4S Ranch; Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch and Del Rayo; El Cajon and San Diego; and Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas.

Felon found guilty on several drug charges By Randy Kalp

VISTA — A Superior Court jury convicted a 28year-old man July 16 for possessing a variety of narcotics for sales. Shawkat Nabeel Hamdi was found guilty of one count each of possessing cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine for sales as well as several counts relating to the possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and a person in control of illegal drugs, all felonies. A Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol officer alerted authorities to Hamdi’s vehicle Jan. 28, 2008, after smelling and seeing marijuana stashed in the car parked on Bluegrass Road in Vista, Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Oliphant said in a phone interview. A neighbor had complained about the vehicle sitting there for a while. The car was parked approximately half a mile from Hamdi’s residence on Cielita Linda Drive, Oliphant said. Hamdi wasn’t named on the vehicle’s registration, which expired in 2007. Inside the vehicle, authorities found the aforementioned drugs as well as 78 ounces of hallucinogenic mushrooms, a scale, a revolver containing his fingerprints, and his leather jacket with a note addressed to him, Oliphant told jurors during his closing argument. Authorities seized 26.6 grams of cocaine, 1,299 pills consisting of a methamphetamine concoction and 12 pounds of marijuana from Hamdi’s car, all of which were packaged for sales. Oliphant referred to Hamdi’s vehicle as a “mobile pharmacy.” Jurors also convicted Hamdi of a lesser include charge of possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms and found true three allegations attached to the possession for sales charges that he was armed with a firearm. However, the jury acquitted Hamdi on charges of possession of cocaine and child endangerment relating to the Feb. 21, 2008, police search of his residence on Cielita Linda Drive in which police found cocaine in Hamdi’s girlfriend’s vanity drawer. Hamdi lived at the Vista residence with his girlfriend, Rachel Cosgrove, and her young daughter. Cosgrove, who was in attendance during closing arguments, pleaded guilty last year to one count of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, Oliphant said. Cosgrove, 28, received probation for the offense. Initially, she had also been charged with possession of cocaine and child endangerment relating to the cocaine found in her vanity drawer. Hamdi’s criminal history includes two prison terms TURN TO DRUG ON 22



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STORE LAUNCHING Rancho Santa Fe residents Jim and Candace Stuart enjoy themselves at a showroom preview party at Fixtures Visions for Living, a new kitchen, bath and outdoor showroom and store. Stuart is an investor in the new business at 9340 Dowdy off Miramar Road. The party allowed San Diego’s design and build community to tour the 22,000square-foot showroom and dine on meals prepared by six of San Diego’s top chefs. Courtesy photo



related to spinal cord injury have been met, the rehabilitation process begins. The Response Two Program provides the necessary equipment and services needed to gain greater mobility and return to an active and productive lifestyle. Many survivors want to return to work and participate in the same activities they once enjoyed. The Response Two Program supports these goals by providing financial assistance to purchase assistive devices and equipment designed to increase mobility and enhance quality of life. HeadNorth also has created a registry of resources, from athletic trainers to manage-care specialists, to make it easy for individuals to find the help they need. Recipients must be legal residents of San Diego County. Response Two recipients can reapply after one full year has passed from the original application date. Funding comes primarily from private donations and two major fundraising events. Last month the organization raised about $170,000 at its fourth annual golf tournament. Registration is currently under way for the second annual Silver Strand Half Marathon and 5K set for Nov. 15. “In these economic times, we’re looking for grant opportunities,” Schober said. “We’re trying to expand our funding opportunities by diversity.” To that end, Schober said HeadNorth recently launched Casual for a Cause, a new pro-



Gillberg said. After refusing to leave until he talked to his friend, Mcinerrney punched Gillberg in the face and then Bickle and Cole grabbed him from behind and the trio proceeded to assault Gillberg. Gillberg sustained chipped teeth, a broken nose and a bruised face from the

gram in which employees at a participating company pay to wear casual clothes on selected days. Money raised is donated to HeadNorth. In addition to helping local spinal cord injury patients, HeadNorth supports ongoing research for a cure for paralysis.The organization also seeks to increase awareness with Day in a Chair, a program available to businesses and schools that allows able-bodied people to experience life in a wheelchair. It was a day Schober describes as “a great eye opener.” “I really learned to appreciate what you have to do, the reaction you get from other people and the things we take for granted,” he said. “Everything you do, you have to plan ahead because it takes twice or three times longer to do things.You have to be flexible.” Schober said he is inspired by each story, but a few stand out, such as Manny Fernandez, who was paralyzed when he was shot in the spine at 13 months old. HeadNorth helped provide funding to replace the family’s converted van that was stolen at a July Fourth barbecue and later found stripped and burned. After 38 years of sponge baths, Wayne Hosaka recently received funding to install a shower. “For the first time in years he can now shower with water running over his body,” Schober said. “Every day I get a reality check when I think I’m having a bad day.” Visit http://www.head north.org for other stories, more information or to donate. attack. Thomas collaborated Gillberg’s testimony about how the fight began, except that she believed after Mcinerrney hit Gillberg he was then pushed outside by Bickle and Cole. All three defendants remain out of custody on $130,000 bail.Their next scheduled court appearance is an Aug. 14 readiness conference. Weber set a trial date for Oct. 29.

“Visual Variations” an exhibition of paintings and photographs by San Diego artists including, above, “Coming Up on the Outside” by Dana Levine and Jeffrey R. Brosbe and “Play Time at the Mall” by John Valois, plus artists Caroline Morse, Gwen Nobil, and John Valois at La Jolla Art Association Gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, Suite B, in the La Jolla Shores area. The exhibition is free and open to the public from Aug. 4 through Aug. 16 during regular gallery hours Tuesdays through Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception will be held at the gallery from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8. For directions to the gallery, call (858) 459-1196. The title of the exhibition refers to each artist’s vision, ranging from the abstract to the realistic, from black-andwhite to intense color, and from high impact to quiet contemplation. Courtesy photo

Q’ero: the best restaurant in Encinitas DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate I’m not one to run around proclaiming things or establishments as the “best” of anything, but in the case of Q’ero, I have no hesitation whatsoever. I don’t have any fancy market research behind this decision, it was made quite simply after one of the most complete dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. My criteria was simple, Q’ero has a combination of a great location, elegance, sex appeal, warm design, a unique menu inspired by the cuisine of Peru and South America, fresh ingredients, an attentive and educated staff, vibrant and appreciative clientele, and most of all, a passion for what they do

BEST EATS The unique sign at Q’ero evokes the quality in the restaurant. Photo by David Boylan

that is evident in every aspect of this restaurant. I’ll repeat that part about passion for what they do, as that is what elevates Q’ero to another level. Let’s start with the location in the heart of old Encinitas on Coast Highway 101, a couple of doors down from one of our classic drinking establishments, the Daily Double. There is nothing pretentious about this location;

Q’ero just fits in very nicely with the mix of old school Encinitas stores and the hip new salons and boutiques. I could tell by the warmth of the exterior, with the earth toned metallic sign, that there was some thought behind the design of this place. Owner Monica Szepesy so eloquently put it, “Q’ero truly feels like a vital, living force.” I would agree with that. Inside, Q’ero has a rus-

tic, country elegance that exudes warmth and intimacy. It is a very sexy space and even its sidewalk seating feels like an extension of the interior. In the past when walking by, I was always jealous of the diners enjoying such an amazing location, not to mention the spectacular cuisine. Q’ero is inspired by Peruvian and South American cuisine, and a journey that Monica took 10 years ago at 17,000 feet in the Andes. It was there that she learned of the Q’ero, a community said to be the guardians of ancient knowledge. The journey was life changing for Monica, and out of it was born her vision for what has come to be a restaurant of great integrity dedicated to the craft of slow cooking and the pleasures of dining. Much of the passion behind Q’ero is derived from TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 20



writes the sayings. The popularity of the daily words prompted Holder to display 15 writings as the art exhibit “Sign Language” at the Del Mar Pannikin Coffee & Tea. While art is regularly on display at the Del Mar Pannikin Coffee & Tea, “Sign Language” has gotten a big reaction. “I’ve never had so many people stop me and tell me they’re lovely,” Holder said. Word has gotten back to Rhodes that people like the sayings. “People ask what book it came from,” Rhodes said. “It amazes me that people will be able to repeat them months later verbatim.” Positive responses and a nudge from Patti Judd, of Judd Designs, have pushed Rhodes to publish a book of that will combine the sayings and her line drawings. Rhodes hopes to have the book published by December. “Sign Language” will be on display at the Del Mar Pannikin Coffee & Tea through Aug. 2 and at the Encinitas Pannikin Coffee & Tea in December.

addition to $6 to $9 tapas, and $6 to $8 wine by the glass. Now that is a reason for anyone to celebrate under the stars.These prices will continue during Race Track season. Take advantage of Tappas Tuesdays all during the Race Track season.



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FAMILIES UNITED Two families converge on Mr. and Mrs. Shull’s wedding day. Courtesy photo

Save the dates: On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, John Pabst will be hosting a Party Extravaganza in The Crosby, featuring a trip giveaway to Quivira, Los Cabos, Mexico. You could win two nights and three days at the Ritz Carlton Residences. Attend this lavish bash on Aug. 1 or Aug. 2 between 1 and 5 p.m. There will also be other giveaways, which include two threesomes of golf with the builder at The Crosby. Call John Pabst for more details at (858) 4841402 or e-mail him at John@PabstAssociates.com. I will, of course be there with my camera to catch the local celebrities around town arrive in high fashion. On July 30 at 6 p.m., The San Diego Young Professionals Committee presents it’s fifth annual Chocolat & Vino Affair wine and Chocolate tasting at downtown’s Stingaree. This Signtature YPC event will

AND THEY’RE OFF Karian and Tom Forsyth at Mille Fleurs on Opening Day in Rancho Santa Fe. Photo by Machel Penn PARENTS OF THE BRIDE Micky Kay and Willam Ray Penn, the parents of the bride. Courtesy photo

raise funds and awareness for the nonprofit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of San Diego County.Tickets are on sale for $40 online at www.ypcsd.com and $50 at the door. There will be a deejay and cash bar on sight. More than 13 wineries are sponsoring this event, as well as 10 restaurants. I can’t wait to attend this event. Maybe I can break my diet to sample some fabulous wines and chocolates for this NOW THAT’S A HAT! One of the grandest hats in the Ranch! Melissa special evening. Willams and Machel Penn on Opening Day. Photo by Courtesy photo

On Aug. 23, The Country Friends big event “Hats and Flats” will be held at the San Diego Polo Club, located at 14555 El Camino Real,between Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar. For more information for this fabulous summer event, contact the Country Friends at (858) 756-1192 or www.thecountryfriends.org. If you have a fun event you would like Machel Penn to cover, contact her at mpenn@coastnewsgroup.com.


herons, dragonflies, garter snakes and even witnessed the saving of a fledgling woodpecker. It was floundering in the mud as we pulled up for lunch. Apparently its first leap from the nest didn’t work out so well. The guides plucked it out and popped it up on a tree branch to dry out and calm down. It was pecking wood before we left. The guides were surprised and delighted when they finally found out my dad’s real age. They can’t wait until they get some whiney 40-something in their next raft who is complaining that he or she has to paddle too much. They plan to immediately break out a “Tom” story and put them to shame. I’m ready to go again … in my next life. But I’m coming back as the raft. It doesn’t have to paddle. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer happily beach bound for the rest of the summer. Contact her at jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com.


year-old division, the RSF All Stars advanced out-of-pool play with a 2-1 record. They then proceeded to win three straight games, all by one run, to take the championship. District Administrator Larry Burch, a 30-year volunteer, confirmed that it is the first time a Rancho Santa Fe team has won the title. The Rancho boys faced a very powerful team from Rancho San Diego in the opener and lost 15-5 but the team won July 26 in a nail-biter,19-18. They played again July 27 and July 28. At press time July 28, they were still in contention, beating Vineyard Little League 7-5 to stay alive in the tournament. They were set to play

For more information,visit ww.sanelijohills.com or call (888) 726-3545.

Poseidon Resources announced the addition of three new team members: Vice President of Project Development Stan Williams, Vice President of Technical Services Jonathan P. Loveland and Director of Construction Services Chris J. Costello. For details, visit www.carlsbad-desal.com and www.hbfreshwater.com.

Office space

Townhome open house

CARLSBAD — The Los Angeles office of Western States Technologies Inc. has signed a lease valued at $1 million for 32,441 square feet at 2283 Cosmos Court in the Palomar Airport Business Park in Carlsbad. The company will occupy 100 percent of the space.

SAN MARCOS — San Elijo Hills is celebrating the grand opening of MarketWalk, a collection of 12 townhomes featuring iconic architecture inspired by traditional main streets. MarketWalk is set in the San Elijo Hills Towncenter above retail shops. The urbanstyle neighborhood will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1.

this rich history. The stellar kitchen is lead by Chef Marcial Rivera, and Sous-Chef Marcos Perez and they impressed me off the bat with their description of the daily special, a roasted quail with a sweetbread stuffing, Swiss chard and sangria reduction.This was a really amazing dish and after splitting it as a starter, I had to have one of my own as my entrée.The appetizer or entradas list off the menu was equally impressive with empanaditas filled with lentils, sweet potatoes and spinach, a top three of all time

calamari a la diablada and a ceviche described as sea bass morsels “cooked” in fresh lemon juice with red onions, aji, and a touch of sea salt served with patacon and canchita. I’d love to give a detailed translation on all these ingredients, yet since I’m limited by space constraints, I’ll go with aji which is a spicy sauce that often contains tomatoes, cilantro, hot peppers, and onions. Aji has been used in Peru since the times of the Incas. They also offer a anticucho de carne which is a grilled flat iron steak skewer with marinated vegetable salad. Entradas range from $6 to $18 with the conchitas or quinoa

crusted scallops in a spicy aji Amarillo sauce coming in on the high end at $18 though worth every dollar. There is a nice selection of unique salads, including my favorite, the spring quinoa salad with onions, fresh mint, grilled tomatoes drizzled with sachainchi oil, salt and cracked pepper. Salads are in the $12 to $14 range. The entrees are where things really get interesting at Q’ero. The kitchen’s ability to utilize these exotic, yet simple Peruvian and South American ingredients to give chicken, short ribs, lamb shank, pork chops, fish, flat iron and skirt steak flavors and textures that

you don’t encounter much, and the results are inspiring. Every other restaurant has braised short ribs, but how many braise them in chicha de jora — sacred sprouted corn beer, served over aji Amarillo mashed potatoes? Get my point? Eating at Q’ero is an adventure in dining with no pretension whatsoever. I’m not an expert in pairing wines with these flavors yet the servers were more than happy to oblige and did so very successfully. Our desert of a tres leches cake, or “three milk cake” is a white cake soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk and

heavy cream. It’s an amazingly light cake, with many air bubbles. Another first for me at Q’ero and a perfect end to a delightful evening of dining in downtown Encinitas. I would suggest a reservation as it’s always busy. Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. except Friday and Saturday it’s open until 10 p.m. Check them out at www.qerorestaurant.com.

Rancho San Diego that night in San Bernardino. The winner moves to the Southern California Championship, and the loser goes home. “We have a difficult task ahead of us, as we do not have many of our usual pitchers available for the game,” Kirk McCaskill said. Section winners one through five are playing in Long Beach, while Section winners six through 10 are playing in San Bernardino.The winners of these two tournaments will face off in a best-of-three series to establish the Southern California champ. “It’s not only RSF’s first championship, but their first appearance in the finals,”Burch said.“We congratulate the boys on the victory, and we also

appreciate how they played the game. They upheld the standards of Little League extremely well.” The team was selected June 15, and the players set out on an aggressive practice schedule getting ready for the July tournament. The players committed to practicing daily, Monday through Saturday. Manager Kirk McCaskill noted the boys’ enthusiasm from the start. “We scheduled morning practices and planned on being done by noon everyday,” McCaskill said. “The boys ended up staying until 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. every day. Their joy for the game is inspiring.” In pool play, Rancho Santa Fe defeated Solana Beach 11-0, lost to Del Mar American (who they would eventually meet in

the finals) 5-4, then advanced to the quarterfinals with a resounding 19-1 defeat of Poway National. Coach Steve Goena noticed that even in their only defeat, the team played well. “I thought we outplayed Del Mar in the loss, (but) things just didn’t go our way,” Goena said. “We hit the ball hard, and pitched well, we just didn’t get the breaks. I think it allowed our boys to believe in themselves, knowing they played well enough to advance from pool play.” The quarterfinal game against Del Mar National was a classic, extra-inning Little League game in which Rancho Santa Fe won in the bottom of the seventh inning, 6 to 5. “So many Little League

games are decided by whichever team has the last at bat, and this game was no different,” McCaskill said. “Both teams deserved to win, but we made a few nice plays that helped us late in the game.” The semi-final game was against a very talented Encinitas National team. Rancho Santa Fe scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead. Encinitas scored one run in the bottom of the fourth, then one in the bottom of the sixth. With runners on second and third, and two outs, Rancho Santa Fe induced a fly ball to right field to cement the win, and moved on to the finals. The final game was a rematch against a tough Del Mar American team. Rancho

Santa Fe scratched out four runs in the top of the second inning, and took a 4-1 lead into last inning. After two quick outs, things began to unravel. A few errors and misplays combined with a couple of Del Mar hits,resulted in the tying run on second base. The game ended with a pop up to first base, and the celebration began. “It was so nice to see things go our way,” McCaskill said.“In so many years past,our teams were not only outmanned, but outplayed. These boys competed very well, and never got down.They’ve accomplished something that no other Ranch team has,and something they will never forget. The joy on their faces after the final out is something I won’t soon forget.”


Susan Sage; Vice President of Membership Ed Coleman, Treasurer Dorothy Olsen, Secretary Danielle Fuhrman, Sergeant at Arms Andrea Schwarb and Vice President of Public Relations Sara Wacker.

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Del Mar standout

DEL MAR — Herb Josepher, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office, recently named Realtor Kristi Rowell-Smith Salesperson of the month for May 2009, in recognition of her outstanding sales production.

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



“Fabric of Survival,” children will be given a tile to paint their thoughts and feelings about the Holocaust and the exhibition. Call OMA at (760) 435-3720 to learn more.

AUG. 3 INS AND OUTS AARP San Dieguito Chapter 239 will present Michael M. Arms, president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, in a lecture on the functions of HWAC at 1 p.m. Aug. 3, Encinitas Senior Center, 1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas. Arms will discuss the animal center’s adoption programs and educational programs to teach ‘the business of saving lives’ to shelters worldwide. Call Bob at (858) 7555011 for more details.



The eighth annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit California Equine Retirement Foundation will be held Aug. 4, Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe. Future Hall of Fame Jockey Alex Solis will be the honorary host and announcer Trevor Denman will serve as master of ceremonies during dinner and the silent/live auction activities. Visit http://www.cerfhorses.org/pdf/ Golf_Brochure.pdf to learn more. SKETCHERS Muralist Linda Luisi will host drawing lessons with individual attention Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. beginning Aug. 4, 7725 Primavera Way, Carlsbad. Children, teens, and moms may join for $15, supplies included. For details, call (760) 944-7809 or visit www. lindaluisi.com.



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Newcomers and Friends will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 5, Heritage Hall, Magee Park, 2650 Garfield Street, Carlsbad. Heather Steele, of The Innocent Justice Foundation, will discuss how the Internet has become an effective tool in finding and stopping child molesters, and the steps communities can take to protect children and take predators off the street. Call Mary Hassing at (760) 845-6339 for details. STILL RUNNING The Palomar Model A Ford Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos. All Model A owners and/or aficionados are welcome. E-mail Linda Thamer at thamer1@sbcglobal.net or call (760) 7295449 to learn more.

AUG. 6 ART DEMO The San Dieguito

Art Guild will host an art demonstration from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Quail Botanical Gardens, Ecke Building, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. The demonstration will feature local artist Ron Lemen, and will focus on sketching in oil and using the medium as a sketching tool to make quick indications under short spans of time. Call (760) 942-3636 or visit OffTrackGallery.com for details. POETRY SLAM Full Moon Poets will present the La Paloma 2009 Summer Poetry Slam at 7 p.m. Aug. 6, La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. All entrants will put their name in the popcorn bucket and the first 18 pulled will be the lineup for the night. There are three elimination rounds, and cash prizes for the winners. Visit www.fullmoonpoets.org or call Danny Salzhandler at HOMEGROWN E Street (760) 944-6027 to learn more. Café will present a collection of works from three local artists beginning Aug. 5, E CHARITABLE YACHTS The Street Café, 128 W. E Street, Oceanside Yacht Club will host Encinitas. Featured artists the seventh annual Charity include Dave Pike, A. Paul Regatta to benefit The Bergen, and Bob Hord. Call the Elizabeth Hospice Aug. 7 café at (760) 230-2038 to learn through Aug. 9, Oceanside

and all activities are open to the public with free admission. The three-day event commences with dinner at 5 p.m. Aug. 7 for $20 per person. To make a contribution, for general event information, package deals, or race registration forms, visit www.oceansideyc. com or contact OYC at (760) 722-5751.

AUG. 8 DOG DAYS Cardiff 101 Chamber of Commerce will host the Cardiff Dog Days of Summer 2009 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8, 124 Aberdeen Drive, Cardiffby-the-Sea. The event includes dog contests, music, booths, art, and a kid’s zone. A portion of the proceeds benefit local animal charities. Visit www.CardiffDog DaysOfSummer.com or call (760) 436-0431 to learn more.

meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at a new location. The topic of the meeting is voter registration, with featured speaker Greg Bolian. For details and directions, call (760) 752-1035, e-mail SOLSM12@aol.com, or visit http://www.lsm.sddem.org.



Mark Kistler, Commander Mark on National Public Television’s “The Secret City” and “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station”, will be teaching his children’s summer art camp Aug. 3 through Aug. 7, Garrison Elementary School, 333 Garrison Street, Oceanside. The cost for the five-day Art Camp is $89 for first child, and $69 additional siblings. For class times or to register, visit

The Ordover Gallery, 410 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach, will show imagery by nationally and internationally acclaimed photographers during the show Contemporary Masters of Fine Art Photography Aug. 6 through Oct. 11. For details, call (858) 720-1121. BIBLE SCHOOL Faith Lutheran church at 700 E. Bobier Drive in Vista will again sponsor Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 through Aug. 7 at the church. All children from preschoolers to sixth graders are invited to attend. The theme this year is “Gadget’s Garage.” Cost of enrollment for one child is $20, $25 for two and $30 for three or more children from the same family. Call (760) 724-7700 for details.

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struggle to get coverage they deserve and can afford,” she said. “The system changes at a whim and the employees are the ones who suffer.” Jerry Ollinger said he has a good health insurance plan, but he came from Mira Mesa to help those who don’t. “I believe in singlepayer universal health care,” he said. “I have friends that don’t go to the doctor when they should because they feel they can’t afford it.” Del Mar resident Anthony Corso was unconscious in a French hospital for 74 days after being involved in a car accident while visiting that country. He said that’s when he learned his Medicare coverage wasn’t valid outside of the United States. “I’m here to let older people know that once they leave this country, they no longer have insurance if Medicare is their only provider,” Corso said. “Our medical system is too complicated. I know everything can’t be resolved at one time, but something must be

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ART Womens & Sunflowers by Simon Silva, framed, 31”W by 31”L, $35. (760) 599-9141

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

ROOSTER, HEN Life size, ceramic, super colorful, $65. (760) 643-1945.

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DISHES 4 Garden Floral Plates, new, $15. (760) 599-9141

NIKEVISION SPORT SUNGLASSES New, cost $140, sell for $65. (760) 9425692

DOONEY & BOURKE HANDBAG Like new! Large 14 x 12 x 5 Beautiful light brown signature pattern. Tan leather strap with silver hardware. Excellent condition - $65 or best offer. (760) 720-0244

PANASONIC 18” Panasonic tv, black ($30) Technics casett player($20) Sonny fm/am receiver ($20) (760) 721-8250

DUVET COVER King size, custom made, pale rose with extra bolted material, $100, mint condition, like new. (760) 944-6460.

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Sporting Goods SNOWBOARDS Two boards 125.00 each (760)685-8222 TENNIS RACKET Head metallix 10 powerful, excellent condition, $60. (760) 632-2487

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PATIO SWING 6 ft. long, no canopy cover, $30. (760) 721-2779.

PLANT Euphorbia Ruben, rare shrub or tree, 50 gallon, 6 ft., $85. (760) 6431945. PLASTIC POTS Various sizes, good condition, all for $12 OBO. (760) 9446460 QUEEN SIZE BED $100, (760) 5229935

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HEADBOARD Queen, hand decorated, marine motiff cut-outs, light natural wood. (760) 643-1945.

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girls’ school in Blackburn, England, discovered that a staff secretary, Shifa Patel, 28, had a Facebook page, featuring innocuous photos of herself but dressed in other than her full-body robe and headscarf, which are her everyday school attire.The photos also reveal that she has close-cropped hair. One assumption led to another, and soon Patel was accused of being a man who dresses as a woman in order to mingle with females. Patel went to the trouble of getting a doctor’s certificate of her gender, but the parents refused to accept it, and in June, Patel (and the school’s headmistress) resigned in despair. — A young copperhead snake trespassed into a building near Poolesville, Md., in June and delivered several venomous nips to the hand of Sam Pettengill. Often snakes do not survive such encounters because the victim’s first impulse is to kill the attacker. Fortunately for this snake, it had wandered into a Buddhist temple, and Pettengill had an obligation, according to a Washington

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Presidential Excellence In Mathematics & Science Teaching award, a prestigious national recognition ... Dark prior administration clouds are hovering over Encinitas Chamber ... El Cajon, Santee and Lemon Grove are in the process of an alliance to share functions of fire suppressant operations thereby saving a good bit of green ... State legislators who have difficulty in effectively managing their current responsibilities have decided against trying to run the affairs of the university and college system for the present time ... Hawaii is planning the possibility of being the ground station for tourist travel into outer space within a decade ... Just opened Claire’s on Cedros Cafe across from the Solbeach train station is drawing raves for its homemade pastries. Hasta la Vista Bill Arballo is an opinionated, retired journalist in the Flower Capital of the Universe. E-mail barballo@coastnewsgroup.com.

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LUXURY IS YOURS! $5,995,000 to $6,450,000 Gated estate situated on 2.95 manicured acres on the horse trails with 6 bedroom suites, master bedroom on the main level, gourmet kitchen, fantastic floor plan & a large guesthouse. Original owners are ready to make a deal! www.18202ViaDeSueno.com

STEAL OF A DEAL! $2,775,000 This is a must see! 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, remodeled kitchen & baths, marble floors, pool, room to park 5 cars and VIEWS on 2.24 acres! Call today and let’s make a deal! www.6072AvenidaAlteras.com






QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISE! $3,995,000 Superior throughout with spacious rooms & lots of volume! 5 bedroom suites with the master & 3 other bedrooms on the main level, travertine floors, gourmet kitchen, pool & gated estate with room for the kids to play. Call today to view one of Fairbanks Ranch’s finest homes! www.16210ViaCazadero.com

LIVE THE GOOD LIFE! $2,095,000 This Single-level remodeled home is waiting for you! 4 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces, maple wood floors, granite counters, pool & gated front lawn. This is your chance to own a slice of the Covenant! www.5881SanElijo.com

June & Becky



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