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THISWEEK LEARNING THE LESSON

For “Red Ribbon Week,” local schools took time to teach children the dangers associated with alcohol 5 and drug abuse

SAD REMINDER

By David Wiemers

Police officers stress the importance of following road rules after teenage boy dies in a late-night crash in 3 Rancho Santa Fe

RANCHO SANTA FE — At approximately 10 a.m. Oct. 26 a bank robber entered the Bank of America on Avenida De Acacias and handed a note to a teller demanding money. The teller, seeing that the robber was armed, handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber then fled on foot. According to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth, the robber was described as a white male, 60 to 70 years old, wearing a gray tweed jacket, dark shirt and pants and a black

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A local Jewish congregation shared with the community “Defiance,” a true Holocaust story, and a visit from the son of one of the men behind 5 that story

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El Camino Real historic bell stolen SALESMAN IN TRAINING Jaden, 7, sold $100 worth of raffle tickets to T. Boone Pickens who, with wife Madeleine, was honored as Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County’s Persons of the Year at the organization’s 47th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Gourmet Dinner on Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla. Photo by Lillian Cox

Persons of the Year named at annual dinner By Lillian Cox

LA JOLLA — Young Jaden, 7, staked out a spot for himself in the doorway of the media lounge at the 47th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Gourmet Dinner at

the Hyatt Regency on Oct. 22. He and his Big Brother, Chad Black, were there to sell raffle tickets when an attractive couple whisked toward them. After greeting

the woman, Jaden didn’t waste a second before hitting up her husband for a donation. The man complied, pulling out a money clip and purchasing $100 worth of tickets. Then he took a

minute to visit with the young man. What Jaden didn’t realize was he was talking to T. Boone Pickens, one of the TURN TO PERSONS ON 25

By David Wiemers

RANCHO SANTA FE — One of the El Camino Real Bells was stolen sometime between the evening of Oct. 18 and the morning of Oct. 20, according to the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. The historic bell was hung recently to commemorate a century of service El Camino Real has provided. The bells are being placed TURN TO BELL ON 26

SMALL HORSE, BIG HEART On Oct. 24, Helen Woodward Animal Center presented its 19th annual Spooktacular People Pet Walk, bringing together hundreds of dog-friendly households and companies from all over San Diego County. Children, parents, and even pets dressed up in Halloween costumes and walked together. Proceeds from the event benefited Helen Woodward Animal Center’s many distinctive programs that reach out to homeless animals in San Diego and throughout the world. Left, Rancho Santa Fe resident Rick Scully and his miniature horse, Paddy. See more photos from the event on Page 30. Photo by Daniel Knighton

SWIPED A commemorative bell similar to the one stolen just a short distance away sometime between Oct. 18 and Oct. 20. Photo by David Wiemers


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by CHUCK SHEPHERD

Teen killed in late-night car crash

Lead story Procter & Gamble announced in October that it will once again create and host a public restroom for the holiday season in New York City’s Times Square as a promotion for Charmin tissue. Last year’s installation was merely specially outfitted toilet facilities, but this year P&G will upgrade by hiring five bloggers (“Charmin Ambassadors”) to “interact” with the expected “hundreds of thousands of bathroom guests” and write about their experiences with Charmin tissue on the company’s Web site (and include “family-friendly” photographs). P&G is calling the campaign “Enjoy the Go.”

By David Wiemers

Compelling Explanations — “Therapeutic” Sex: (1) The U.S. Tax Court ruled in September that William Halby, 78, owes back taxes because he improperly tried to deduct $300,000 over a five-year period for “medical” expenses that were merely purchases of sex toys and pornography and payments to prostitutes. Halby said the activities relieved his “depression,” in that he had no other sexual outlets. The court reminded Halby (a retired New York tax lawyer) that prostitution is illegal in New York. (2) James Pacenza, 60, of Montgomery, N.Y., who was fired by IBM in 2003 after he continued to visit an Internet sex-chat room during work hours, renewed his challenge to the termination in September, telling a federal appeals court that his Internet sex “addiction” is a result of post-traumatic stress disorder from combat in the Vietnam war. — Robin Magee, a law professor at Minnesota’s Hamline University, was charged with state income tax evasion in September for failing to file in 2007 and for filing returns for 2004, 2005 and 2006 only very recently. Magee told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that she was “unable” to file on time because she has “extreme” attentiondeficit disorder. Among the lapses of attention, according to prosecutors, was Magee’s claim of eight tax exemptions, even though she is single and has no dependents. — Parenting Made Simple: The father of the baby is only 13 years old, but his own dad told reporters in Manchester, England, in October that the kid “will make a good father” and “is taking his responsibilities very seriously.” He is “mature for his age” and “knows what he’s about.” The new dad said he plans to quit school TURN TO ODD FILES ON 17

SCHOOL SKELETON Halloween season is a time to take a peek in all the hidden places. Hidden from view along La Granada is the construction of the R. Roger Rowe School renovation. Taking a peek behind the scenes shows the skeleton of a new school is emerging. And it’s scary how quickly it’s all coming together. “We’re pretty much on schedule,” Tim Ireland, project manager for the school renovation, said at the last school board meeting. Challenges have arisen due to last minutes changes in architectural plans that were suggested by the Art Jury. The school is scheduled for completion in October 2010. Photo by David Wiemers

Fairground expansion review planned By Bianca Kaplanek

COAST CITIES — With only 90 days to review the master plan and draft environmental impact report for expansion at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, officials in Del Mar and Solana Beach will spend much of their time during the next two months examining the document before a Jan. 8 deadline to submit comments. Meetings were held almost immediately after the 4,500-page report was released Oct. 9. Staff in both cities outlined their review process and initial concerns during scheduled City Council meetings the last week of October. Redevelopment plans, which have been in the works for the past decade or so, include near- and long-terms projects during the next 15 years. Initially, the expansion will include a 330-room hotel condominium with an 18,000square-foot ballroom, new exhibition halls, rooftop sports fields, a 1,560-vehicle parking structure, a health club and an office and administrative building. Long-term plans feature a seasonal train platform and

a multilevel parking structure on the east parking lot. In Del Mar, where most of the 340-acre facility is located, the in-house review team will include directors and managers of the Planning, Public Works and Clean Water departments, city and traffic engineers, the city attorney, the fire marshal and representatives from the Sheriff’s Department. An ad hoc citizens advisory committee was revived to provide input. The 12 members, who meet weekly, have been assigned different portions of the document to review and assess based on their expertise. They will also seek input from other community advisory groups. To increase the efficiency of its review, staff will contact other agencies affected, including the county Air Pollution Control District, the cities of San Diego and Solana Beach and resource agencies such as California Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Caltrans. City officials had hoped to receive input from the Army Corps of Engineers and the California Coastal Commission, but those agencies said staff is

not available. Brian Mooney, interim planning director, said initial concerns include inadequate data to assess the individual projects in the plans and several mitigation measure strategies that can’t be implemented because they are identified as the “responsibilities of other agencies,” such as traffic control measures and replacement of the fire station. There is also a failure to address dedicated freeway access ramps, and there are concerns about intensity of development close to the lagoon. Solana Beach has also formed a technical team comprising in-house staff and is sending a mailer to residents encouraging them to comment on the voluminous document since there isn’t time to form a citizens advisory committee. Council members also authorized staff to spend up to $75,000 from the general fund for additional technical expertise to review the report.The initial request was for $25,000, but council members and several residents said that amount wouldn’t be

enough. “We need to do whatever it takes to hire outside consultants and work with staff to … get a comprehensive and complete analysis done,” Gary Martin said. “If we don’t do it I think in the long run we’re going to be losing all the leverage we might have to influence what that project ultimately looks like and its impacts on our community. “I’m the last person for wasteful spending,” Martin said. “In this case, we need to make the investment. … This is all about the character of our community. This is going to have impacts far beyond what we can even understand at the initial level. If we don’t act now and don’t act decisively I think we’re going to be making a mistake.” Councilman Joe Kellejian said he sees the current expansion plans as an opportunity to finally mitigate the negative impacts the fairgrounds has on Solana Beach. “Because of the positioning of the fairgrounds, the impacts to Del Mar (are) no place near what the impacts TURN TO FAIRGROUNDS ON 26

Ranch Community Center plans November fun RANCHO SANTA FE — Kindergarten age through second-graders are invited to join the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center for an evening of bowling while older siblings are at Cotillion from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6. The cost is $30 per member; $40 per nonmember. Bring extra money for

snacks and arcade games. If you love “Star Wars,” you will love an adventure to Ultra Zone Laser Tag for grades 2 through 4, where the group will launch laser lights from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14. The aircraft will take off at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, and on to Ultrazone. The price is $45 per member; $70 per nonmember.

Are you a “Twilight” lover? Join the Community Center for the premier of Twilight’s “New Moon,” Team Jacob vs. Team Edward from 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 20. A bus will be chartered for 50 seventh- and eighth-graders to Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and after dinner, arrive at Del Mar Heights Movie Theater

where they will find out who will fight to the end for Bella, Jacob or Edward. Bring extra money for snacks and drinks. For further questions or information about all these events, contact Teen Club Coordinator Erica Anderson at (858) 756-2461, ext. 310 or via e-mail at eanderson@rsfcc.org.

RANCHO SANTA FE — Yet another late night accident claimed the life of teenager William Wardrip on Oct. 25. At 3:35 a.m., Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters responded to the report of a traffic collision in the 17000 block of San Dieguito Road in Rancho Santa Fe. The firefighters found a gold SUV 1999 Lexus GL 470 off the road with three boys outside, yet a fourth boy needed to be extricated from the SUV. Three of the boys suffered moderate injuries and were taken to the hospital. A fifth boy, William Wardrip, 16, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. All occupants were under the age of 18. Three fire engines, two ambulances, and a Battalion Chief responded to the scene. According to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Morgan, it was determined that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the accident, although it is known that Wardrip was not wearing a seatbelt, which allowed him to be thrown from the vehicle that overturned many times before coming to a halt. Morgan stated that the driver had failed to turn, hit an asphalt curb and lost control of the vehicle. Wardrip was a junior at Santa Fe Christian School where he played football and lacrosse. Upon hearing news of the accident, school administrators cancelled classes on Oct. 26 and a prayer service was held on campus. According to Sgt. Morgan, the accident is still under investigation. “We’re piecing it all together; interviewing passengers, searching for witnesses,” he said. “We’ll present our findings to the District Attorney to see if any charges will be filed against the driver,” he said. Under California law, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 with a provisional license to transport other passengers under the age of 20. Nor is it legal for anyone under 18 to drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. without the supervision of an adult over the age of 25. Wardrip’s death comes just weeks after teen Alex Capozza was killed in a similar accident in Rancho Santa Fe. In that accident the teens had been drinking and the 17-year-old driver has been charged with driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.


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OPINION&EDITORIAL

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Return to the man cave It’s been a few weeks since I penned a column on my man cave (Outside Perspective, “Adventures in man cave land”). A lot has happened in that gap, and it would only be fair to update my readers on my progress. It’s been slow going, for sure. I definitely did not score a bearskin rug, nor will I have the wall space or enough electricity for a gigantic flat screen TV or flickering neon signs. There is also no chance in hell I’ll fit a pinball machine in there, and it turns out I have neighbors who won’t go for live, late night rock ‘n’ roll without having the law intervene. I’m bummed, too. You have no idea. Effectively planning a man cave is no easy task, mind you. It’s painful to admit, but there are certain inherent reasons why a woman commands the majority of the household. She has a genetic disposition for design and avoiding clutter. Yeah, the cave might seem a little frazzled and rough around the edges in its current state, but I’m OK with that. It adds character, something you just will not find

ERIC MURTAUGH Outside Perspective in the sterile confines of the female castle. Just remember, men: reclaiming your man space will require long-term focus and commitment, two traits we do not possess. The other day I was stocking my bar (OK, it’s not actually a bar in its true form, but an old bookshelf now functioning as a bar) when I found the most atrocious piece of female paraphernalia imaginable: a glass heartshaped candy jar. A cute, little memento my lady acquired at a (horror of horrors!) bridal bazaar. I was flabbergasted. I wasn’t sure how to react. For starters, how this thing found its way across party lines is unimaginable. But there it was consuming precious bar space, devoid of candy, no less. Apparently I TURN TO OUTSIDE ON 23

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Why we walk to fight against breast cancer By Natasha Riley VISTA COMMUNITY CLINIC

If you saw the flurry of pink Nov. 1 and wondered what all the fuss was about, I’ll tell you.We were walking for breast cancer. There are many reasons why so many of us walk for breast cancer. I walk in memory of my sister Sherry, who lost her life to breast cancer at the age of 34 — she is my inspiration. The first time I participated in a walk I could not help but thinking of Sherry. I cried most of the way. But now, I don’t cry as much. Instead I am fueled by her memory and the thought that women and their families are still being affected by breast cancer.

Participating in a breast cancer walk makes me feel like I am standing up for a cause — to eradicate breast cancer. When I started writing this, I suspected that others walk for many of the same reasons. I conducted my own unofficial poll, and here is what people said: — “It is part of my survival. It is part of me being alive. If my walk can help save one woman, then I’ve accomplished much. Participating gives me energy, and it gives others hope.” — “I walk because I believe that those who can’t walk anymore TURN TO WALK ON 28

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DUI prevention program may be coming south Pilot project in L.A. County According to an L.A. Times story, folks in L.A. County who have been convicted of driving while pie eyed will have to install a blood alcohol measuring device on the cars they drive and will have to blow into it when getting behind the wheel. If it detects alcohol the vehicle will not start. The program also will be in effect in Alameda, Sacramento and Tulare counties. States where it is in effect report a decline in DUI arrests. According to a Sheriff’s Department newsletter circulated in the Flower Capital, there were 37 DUI arrests in September, an additional 34 arrests for being looped in public and two for riding a bike while under the influence. Will they have to install an alcohol-measuring gadget on their bikes?

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Escondido identified as Merriam Mountain that has the blessing of Supervisor Bill Horn is creating a lotta pro and con chatter. The County Planning Commission approved the development 5-2 recently following an on-site inspection of the area. It projects 2,700 homes on 2,327 acres and will include a 10-acre shopping center.

Nix on future power plants C’bad electeds recently adopted a moratorium prohibiting the construction of power plants in the coastal zone that may affect NRG Energy’s proposal to build a 558megawatt power plant adjacent to the Encina power station. The issue may wind up in court becuz NRG officials contend the state, not the city, has jurisdiction over energy plant developments.

Legislation floating around in Congress will continue to ban sports betting but not other types of gambling. Proponents say it could produce as much as $34 bil. in tax revenue proving that folks like to bet even though they may be outta work and standing in food lines. Caliente Race Track in Tijuana and Vegas accepts all forms of sports betting. Solbeach ponders biz tax Like all government entities, Merriam Mountain A development project north of Solbeach electeds are studying ways to shore up their sagging revenue intake. Under review is a tax that would apply to home-based operations, retail and service business. It Contact a Reporter is likely voters will be asked to make CARLSBAD ALYX SARIOL that decision at the June primary. asariol@coastnewsgroup.com Small biz owners contend any tax DEL MAR / SOLANA BEACH will be devastating if approved BIANCA KAPLANEK becuz of the economic climate. bkaplanek@coastnewsgroup.com However, it would be at least a year ENCINITAS before the tax became effective. WEHTAHNAH TUCKER

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At-grade ped crossings

Lease law alternative

A traffic school alternative in lieu of paying a fine for a leash law violation has been adopted by the County Board of Supervisors. A person so charged could choose to attend a session similar to the highly successful traffic school and avoid paying a fine. Persons who have not yet ponied up the fee might want to investigate this alternative.

Season’s Greenings

The Flower Capital’s holiday parade Dec. 5 will have a “Season’s Greenings” theme. Parks & Recreation Department is now seeking entries of floats, bands and marching groups. And the question you might ask is will Santa be wearing a green suit?

Pre-Thanksgiving Day doin’

The highly popular band The Encores will provide the music for a “Giving Thanks” social dance Nov. 20 at the Encinitas Senior Center from 2 to 4 p.m. A modest $4 admission tab will include refreshments and lavish intermission raffle. More info is available by calling (760) 9432250.

More parking?

Minimal support for belowgrade pedestrian crossings, except of by the Flower Capital elected majority and one speaker who

The Surfside City’s Department Planning & Community TURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON 28

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objected to noise from train horns, was heard at a recent council meeting. More than a dozen speakers favored doing away with these proposed crossings projected to cost in the neighborhood of $5 mil each. Atgrade crossings would be considerably less expensive. Councilwoman Teresa Barth said San Clemente officials are facing the same noise dilemma. Barth suggested working jointly toward a legislative solution. Staff was directed to pursue this possibility.

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BLACK & WHITE The Perfect Frame & Gallery will present a photographic exhibition by Steven Bundy with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6, The Perfect Frame & Gallery, 2808 Roosevelt Street, Suite 100, Carlsbad. The black and white images that make up this show capture the spirit and essence of the subject matter, the American Southwest. Call (760) 729-0787 to learn more. HEAD TALK Charles Gross, professor of psychology at Princeton University, will discuss and sign his book “A Hole in the Head — More Tales in the History of Neuroscience” at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, The Book Works, 2670 Via de la Valle, Suite A230, Del Mar. Gross has made major contributions to the understanding of visual perception and memory. Call (858) 755-3735 to learn more. THIRFTY, TOO The Carlsbad Garden Club will host master gardener and radio and TV garden expert, Aenne Carver, at 1 p.m. Nov. 6, Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Carver will present “The Thrifty Gardener.” E-mail carlsbad gardenclub@hotmail.com or call (760) 845-6339 to learn more.

JUST SAY NO Students gathered in the gym to hear speaker Geneva Camarena, many of them wearing red to show their support of Red Ribbon Week. Also on Oct. 29, many students signed pledges to “just say NO to drugs.” Photo by David Wiemers

Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug risks By David Wiemers

NOV. 7

CRYSTAL BALL The Crystal

Ball Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 7, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, 15150 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe. The gala will benefit Casa de Amparo, a San Diego nonprofit agency treating and preventing child abuse and neglect for over 30 years. The cost is $300 per person. For tickets, or to donate auction items, call Keely Tidrow at (760) 7545500, ext. 28, or e-mail ktidrow@casadeamparo.org. GOOD FINDS The city of Encinitas Community Garage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 7, Encinitas Community Center parking lot, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The sale will feature over 25 local families and nonprofit organizations selling various recyclable and reusable household items. For more details, call (760) 633-2759. HARMONIZE The annual Evening of Harmony will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, San Dieguito Methodist Church, 170 Calle Madalena, Encinitas. This is a benefit concert for the Community Resource Center Holiday Basket Program. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.crcncc.org. E-mail TURN TO CALENDAR ON 31

LIFE LESSONS Geneva Camarena was a guest speaker at Red Ribbon Week. Camarena is the widow of Kiki Camarena, a DEA officer who was murdered by Mexican drug traffickers. His tragic death brought about Red Ribbon Week, an annual national event to promote drug and alcohol awareness in youths and their parents. Photo by David Wiemers

RSF Chabad holds special ‘Defiance’ film screening By David Wiemers

RANCHO SANTA FE — On Oct. 29, around 100 people gathered at Morgan Run to attend the special screening of “Defiance” starring Daniel Craig. The event was held by the Chabad Jewish Center of RSF and sponsored through the generosity of Edward Mirsky and Eric de Goldsmith-Rothschild of UBS. The special event featured Zvi Bielski, son of Zus Bielski, the hero whom the movie was based on. The recent movie “Defiance” was based on a true story about the Bielski brothers, who, during the darkest hours of World War II,

fled to the woods to escape the Nazis. The year was 1941 and Jews were being massacred by the thousands. The Bielski brothers decided to avenge the death of their loved ones by saving thousands of others. They built a secret village in the dense woods in Russia that they knew so well from their childhood. At first it was all they could do to stay alive, but gradually others dared to join them, willing to risk everything for a chance at freedom. The oldest brother, Turia (played by Daniel Craig, best known for being the latest TURN TO SCREENING ON 31

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RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation hosted Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30 as part of a national campaign to promote drug and alcohol awareness in youths and their parents. The campaign encourages students of every age to choose a healthy and positive life and provides parents with the tools to help. The highlight of the week was the speech by special guest Geneva Camarena. Her husband, Drug

Enforcement Agent Kiki Camarena, was kidnapped, brutally tortured and murdered by a drug cartel on Feb. 7, 1985. “My husband dedicated his life to fighting the drug lords,” she said in an emotional presentation. “He wanted to go after the guys at the top, the guys responsible for the drugs that ruined the lives of so many.” Camarena told the story of her life with her husband, whom she met in school. “We were high school sweethearts,” she said to R. Roger Rowe School students, many of whom were dressed

in red to show their support. “We grew up together.” On Oct. 29, students signed a pledge to make healthy choices and received red ribbons to put on their backpacks and a wrist band that made it clear: “Say NO to drugs.” “I think Geneva’s story helped put the problem in a personal perspective,” Red Ribbon Week organizer Kerrie Lunsford said. “It hit close to home, especially in light of the two accidents that have taken the lives on teenagers in Rancho Santa Fe recently.”


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Name brand purse prices give her pause

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By Jason Land

DEL MAR — Hundreds of children and their parents gathered in downtown Del Mar on Oct. 25, dressed up in their Halloween best. The city of Del Mar hosted a special event along Camino Del Mar to let local children show off their costumes in the safety of daylight. Centered around Del Mar Plaza’s mini-amphithe-

atre, staff from Del Mar’s events coordinating office bustled around to help keep the attendees entertained and refreshed, as the temperature outside hovered uncharacteristically around

SOLANA BEACH — With a 4-1 vote at the Oct. 28 meeting, City Council awarded Van Dyke Landscape Architects the contract for improvements at La Colonia Park and Community Center after the company reduced its proposal for final design

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plans by nearly $200,000. “What was bid that we’re not doing there?” asked Councilman Tom Campbell, who cast the dissenting vote. “I’m just flabbergasted with this amount and how we got it down so low. Was there that much fluff in the first one?” Campbell said he was

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designer bag sell for $4,000 and another for $1,500? They are all about the same size. They are all lined with the same material. They all have zippers or clasps made from plated metal. What is it that makes any of them worth four figures? I am pretty certain, even if I were to be complimented by every second passer-by, it wouldn’t make me $4,000 happy. In truth, I think I would sooner take that $4,000 and hire someone else to carry my $25 purse for me. I’m not a complete fashion disaster. I have my own purse standards and they are fairly stiff. I love a genuine leather purse, but not stiff, heavy leather. It has to be soft, supple leather in a delicious color. It has to be big enough TURN TO SMALL TALK ON 25

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By Randy Kalp

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It is, apparently, the new fashion season for purses. Do you have your $4,000 ready? I am apparently missing some female brain synapse that makes us love purses. I like some purses, but I have never loved a purse enough to pay even $100 for it, much less four grand. I was about to say there isn’t an accessory on the planet I would pay that much for, but then I started thinking jewelry. Had I that kind of disposable cash, I feel pretty certain I would be a regular at the nearest Tiffany’s. My defense would be that a diamond will always be the same sparkling, marquis-cut it was when you bought it. A gorgeous piece of heavy gold will always be a piece of heavy gold that can be melted and reshaped should it go out of fashion. But if you have one purse made out of nylon (yes, Prada has a bargain purse made out of nylon for $400), it will never be anything but a nylon purse. I suppose there might be some hand-stitching to factor in, but what else could possibly make one

“concerned about the quality of what we’re going to get” and disappointed the city did not seek competitive bids through the re q u e s t - fo r- p ro p o s a l process after Van Dyke completed preliminary plans last year. Several of Campbell’s colleagues shared his con-

cerns, but after talking with staff members they said they were confident the project wouldn’t be negatively impacted by the reduced price. “There are pros and cons to going with an RFP, but in this case I feel very TURN TO UPGRADES ON 25

VISTA — A physician gave jurors a deeper look into the horrific murder of a young mother five years ago in her Vista home. “I have reason to believe the event went on for some period of time,” Glenn Wagner, a coroner with the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office, testified. On Oct. 28 in a Vista courtroom, Wagner detailed the 75 injuries Carolyn Rebecca Neville sustained in her residence during the morning of Sept. 1, 2005. Neville’s body was

found in the living room near the front door at the end of a trail of blood, according to court documents. Authorities believe Neville, 24, was murdered by Deryln Ray Threats, whom they believe used a pair of gardening shears and two knives. Police arrested Threats a few houses away. A stun gun and wooden hammer handle were found on him at the time as well as a pair of bloody socks, according TURN TO INJURIES ON 25

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Ranch resident and top fundraiser named Man of Year RANCHO SANTA FE — Ray Lewis of Rancho Santa Fe and Robin Rond of Rancho Penasquitos were the top local fundraisers, raising more than $35,000 between the two of them for blood cancer research and patient services. This achievement won them this year’s Man of the Year and Woman of the Year awards from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s San Diego Chapter. During the 10-week fundraising period, the candidates were judged solely on their success in raising money to help LLS fund research to find cures and better therapies and provide information and support to blood cancer patients and their families. Every dollar raised counts as one vote. Lewis and Rond were the candidates with the most votes, and were awarded the 2009 title. The candidates competed in honor of LLS’s

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Community Center set to play paintball RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center has two trips planned to Camp Pendleton Paintball Park this holiday season on Nov. 23 and Dec. 21. Pete McArthur will be leading a group of youngsters on their first day of Thanksgiving and holiday break for an afternoon full of running, hiding and shooting paintballs. Children 10 years and older will be meeting at

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SOLD!

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A list of what’s been selling in the Ranch area, who’s buying it and for how much — also available online.

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

Date: 10/23/2009; Amount: $470,913; Buyer: Sunnyridge Capital Llc; Address: 16053 Via De Las Palmas, Solana Beach; Assessed: $378,177; Land: $247,988; Tax: $4,112.22; Built: 1980; Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1567 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Date: 10/23/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Union Bank; Buyer: Richard & Patricia Burruss; Address: 6571 Mimulus, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,500,000; Land: $1,442,000; Tax: $26,742.36; Built: 1966; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 5.5 bath, 5718 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $1,592,500; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Variable. Date: 10/20/2009; Amount: $1,270,000; Lender: Provident Funding Assoc Lp; Buyer: Awoni Alim; Address: 17708 Camino De La Mitra, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $634,980; Land: $293,272; Tax: $8,225.56; Built: 2000; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 4137 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $697,500; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed. Date: 10/14/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Marshall Family Trust; Buyer: Gustafson Family Trust; Address: 5464 El Cielito, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,600,000; Land: $2,000,000; Tax: $27,074.72; Built: 1974; Features: 3-car garage, 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 4433 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $950,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed. Date: 10/13/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Rancho Santa Fe Bank; Buyer: Gregory & Nancy Hillgren; Address: 6673 Las Colinas, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,297,352; Land: $1,077,030; Tax: $24,749.96; Built: 1993; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 5.5 bath, 6021 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $1,160,000; Loan Type: Construction. Date: 10/09/2009; Amount: $1,742,500; Buyer: Jp Morgan Chase Bank Na; Address: 16551 Zumaque St., Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,468,898; Land: $1,921,316; Tax: $25,652.54; Built: 1969; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2960 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Date: 10/08/2009; Amount: $759,189; Buyer: Indx Mtg Loan Trust 2006 Ar6; Address: 5759 Loma Verde Dr., Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,350,000; Land: $1,246,154; Tax: $14,072.86; Built: 1958; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1440 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Date: 10/08/2009; Amount: $2,498,796; Buyer: Bank Of Ny Mellon 2007 Hy6 Tr; Address: 6998 Rancho La Cima Dr., Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,113,152; Land: $1,591,812; Tax: $33,262.04; Built: 1991; Features: 4-car garage, 5 bed, 6.5 bath, 5952 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Date: 10/08/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Diamond Hands Llc; Address: 3981 Stonebridge Ct., Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,930,000; Land: $1,749,000; Tax: $31,042.10; Features: 4-car garage, 6 bed, 6.5 bath, 5226 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Date: 10/07/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Gene Konrad; Address: Loma Verde Dr., Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $133,088; Land: $66,544; Tax: $1,389.46; Built: 1956; Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1667 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Date: 10/06/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Shamrock Purple; Address: 18469 Via Candela, TURN TO SOLD ON 26

Mistrial declared in taco shop shooting case By Randy Kalp

OCEANSIDE — A San Diego Superior Court judge on Oct. 29 declared a mistrial in a case revolving around the shooting of a taco shop employee during a retaliatory gang hit due to jury misconduct, a prosecutor said. After approximately two days of jury deliberation to determine the fate of Suitonu Tuua, 21, Judge Joel Pressman declared a mistrial after being informed one juror violated the court’s instruction by researching information about the defendant and then sharing it during deliberations. “One juror looked up information on the Internet about the defendant and that information was shared in the jury room with three other jurors causing a mistrial,” Deputy District Attorney David Williams, of the gang prosecution unit, said. A status conference was set for Nov. 9 at which time a trial date may be set. Prosecutors allege Tuua, of Oceanside, shot 19-year-old Alejandro Zunniga point blank with a six-shot .357 revolver, which the defendant unloaded on the victim, around 3 a.m. Jan. 31 when Zunniga responded to a knock on the Deiberto’s drive-thru window in the 3300 block of Mission Avenue. Williams said Tuua visited the drive-thru window a couple of times in the hour

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

A report for the week of Oct. 20, 2009 to Oct. 27, 2009 ENCINITAS CARJACKING A

35-year-old man was reportedly carjacked of his Acura Integra around 7 p.m. Oct. 23 on West D Street in Encinitas. JAG STOLEN A Jaguar XK convertible valued at $20,000 was reportedly stolen around 6:20 p.m. Oct. 25 from South Coast Highway 101 in Solana Beach. RAV STOLEN Someone reportedly stole a Toyota Rav4 valued at $25,000 from South Coast Highway 101 in Cardiff-by-the Sea around 11 a.m. Oct. 23. ASSAULT REPORTED A 17year-old female reported two men grabbed her and put her into a vehicle where she was then sexually assaulted by a total of four unknown males sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. Oct. 25 near Tamarack Avenue at Chatham Road in Carlsbad. EARLY BIRDS A silver 2003 Mercedes Benz ML 350 was reportedly stolen around 7:45 a.m. Oct. 26 from a residence on Rich Field Drive in Carlsbad. GET A REAL JOB Two Carlsbad residents, a 23-year-old unemployed male and a 20-yearold female pizza delivery driver, were arrested on El Camino Real in Carlsbad around 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 on multiple charges of possessing marijuana for sale. BUSTED! A 39-year-old man was arrested around 9:20 p.m. Oct. 23 shortly after an alleged robbery on Mission Avenue in Oceanside.

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GREEN THUMBS Three potted plants were reportedly stolen from a front porch on Arthur Avenue in Oceanside sometime between 8:40 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20. NEVER SAFE Someone reportedly burglarized a vehicle parked in an Oceanside resident’s garage on Greenbrier Drive sometime between 5 and 10 p.m. Oct. 21. RASTA MAN A 53-year-old transient, whose nickname is Rasta, was arrested around 5 p.m. Oct. 23 on Pacific Street in Oceanside for allegedly possessing marijuana for sale. GOOD TASTE Anna’s Linens on Vista Way in Oceanside was reportedly robbed at gunpoint around 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 of $102 and “two red fancy paper napkins” valued at $2.15. CAR BURGLARIZED A vehicle parked on Grand Avenue in San Marcos was reportedly burglarized sometime between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

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CRIME LOG Compiled by Randy Kalp The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of Oct. 20, 2009 to Oct. 27, 2009

ENCINITAS Petty Theft 3, Burglary 2, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 1 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0 DEL MAR Petty Theft 1, Burglary 1, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 7, Burglary 13, Vandalism 2, Assault 1, Grand Theft 9, Robbery 0 SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 1, Burglary 1, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 2, Burglary 2, Vandalism 2, Assault 2, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 1

Seyyed Nasser Alavi Loftabad Battery, Unlawful Penetration, 2005

Ricardo Reyes Attempted Murder 2001

Brandon Scott Ellis Conspiracy September 2008

Julio Cesar JacoboCuriel Murder San Marcos, 2008

Gerardo M. Gomez Attempted Murder December 2004

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ENCINITAS — The Environmental Commission held a meeting Oct. 28 aimed at updating the local business community on the status of the city’s single-use plastic bag ban ordinance. In a surprising 3-2 vote, City Council voted Sept. 10, 2008, to direct staff to draft an ordinance banning plastic bags. Councilman James Bond joined then-Deputy Mayor Maggie Houlihan and Councilwoman Teresa Barth in supporting a phased-in process to eliminate the use of all point-of-purchase single-use plastic shopping bags within the city. After a year of educating the public and local businesses on the benefits of

using reusable bags, several other cities enacted similar ordinances banning or curtailing the use of plastic bags. Jacy Bolden, the city’s Environmental Advisory Commission coordinator, said the public outreach efforts are working. “We had a ‘day without a bag’ as well as several other education events and have been working closely with grocers and other businesses to gather their input on the ordinance,” she said before the meeting. “This is another way to reach out to businesses.” The intimate gathering was not necessarily indicative of people’s interest in the subject of using plastic

bags. In fact, shoppers at several small retail businesses along the El Camino Corridor and in Cardiff-bythe-Sea said they supported a ban on single-use plastic bags. Many thought the ordinance had already been enacted. “I’ve been bringing my own bags when I shop for so long, I guess I just thought it was already a law,” Encinitas resident Patricia Newcomb said. In fact, the city was targeted by a San Francisco group called “Save the Plastic Bag” in an effort to prohibit the enactment of the ordinance. Attorney Stephen L. Joseph, representing the group, said in an TURN TO PLASTIC ON 25

mentee, improve on decision making skills, and address potential life struggles that may arise. The mentoring relationship between Johnson and White is one example of the goals of ClubXcite, and how a mentoring relationship can often make a difference, especially those who are struggling academically, socially, emotionally or athletically. ClubXcite, based out of Rancho Santa Fe, is an after-school youth mentorship organization dedicated to assisting children with athletic, academic or social challenges. Its programs work on building confidence in areas of weak-

ness and promoting strengths. The approach is a one-on-one approach, two to three times a week, using college aged mentors to fuse academic, athletic and social development. Programs focus on the needs on a wide demographic including those who have learning disabilities, social struggles, difficulty focusing, behavioral or emotional struggles, mood disorders, or any other special needs. Club Xcite works together with parents, teachers and psychiatrists to structure a program that will help each child improve in the skills that he/she needs.

Stores filling up in San Marcos’ San Elijo Hills MarketWalk SAN MARCOS — Within a month of completion, the San Elijo Hills MarketWalk mixed-use center, which features 11,000 square feet of retail space and 12 townhomes, has leased 80 percent of the retail space. MarketWalk is in the community’s Towncenter on San Elijo Road at Elfin Forest Road. Tenants now open for business in the Towncenter include Windmill Cleaners; Postal Annex; Peppertree Hills,a health-food dining and take-out eatery; Dexter’s Deli, a gourmet pet food shop; and Yogurt Utopia. Hometown Realty and the San Elijo Hills Visitor Center will be opening soon. Two retail spaces, totaling approximately 2,200 square feet, remain to be leased. “We are delighted with the positive response we’ve received from the local business community, particularly considering the state of the economy,” said Curt Noland, general manager of San Elijo Hills Development Company, a sister company to San Elijo Hills Town Center LLC that

developed the San Elijo Hills Towncenter. “We consider it a tribute to the community’s vitality and to the center’s iconic architecture.” Sales have begun for the collection of 12 townhomes situated above the retail spaces. MarketWalk offers twoand three-story homes ranging from approximately 1,200 to 2,746 square feet with two to four bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 baths.The townhomes are priced from the high $300,000s to the $700,000s. The three-story units have street-level access and meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. “MarketWalk’s premier location enables homeowners to take full advantage of San Elijo Hills’ energetic towncenter and recreation-oriented lifestyle,” said Mary Maloney, founder and owner of Hometown Realty, which is listing the homes for sale. “Residences are across the street from the picturesque town square, and just a short stroll from the 19-acre San Elijo Hills Park and the

community’s elementary and middle schools.” In keeping with the community’s eclectic architectural mosaic, the designs of the townhomes include Italian, Colonial and Loft styles. Exterior amenities include private entry courtyards and gated parking with private two-car garages and storage bays. MarketWalk is one of the final components in the San Elijo Hills Towncenter, which has received numerous accolades, including a Gold Nugget Grand Award in the “Community/Town Plan” category at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference. Information on MarketWalk residences and a furnished model are available at the model sales office, 1501 San Elijo Road, San Marcos. For more information on MarketWalk, visit www.sanelijohills.com/marketwalk. For more information on the remaining retail spaces, contact Hil Mercado, vice president, CB Richard Ellis, at hil.mercado@CBRE.com

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Locals have a roaring good time on a trip to Botswana E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road Mindy Canard of Oceanside had never even gone camping when she found herself in a tent in the Botswana bush surrounded by lions, elephants, giraffes and hyenas. “I don’t think you ever fully understand it until you’re there,” said the firstgrade teacher. “I was thrilled we had a quasi working toilet,” which involved a toilet seat, a bucket of water, tubing and a zippered tarp, “so you have option of watching the wildlife go by while you’re doing your business.” According to Mindy’s husband, Greg, “she settled into the rhythm of being out in the wild pretty quickly and ended up enjoying the whole thing.” “The whole thing” was a 22-day trip that included two weeks in the Okavango Game Reserve.

“I’ve wanted to go to Africa ever since I was a kid and watched Marlin Perkins on ‘The Wild Kingdom’ (a television show in the 1960s),” Greg said. The opportunity came two years ago when friends Bruce and Patty Montgomery of Carlsbad suggested making such a trip. The foursome plus a San Francisco Bay Area friend departed in mid-June. After several plane changes, a Cessna 280 took them to a dirt airstrip in the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta and a portion of the 80 percent of Botswana that is national park. Because the plane was so small, “we each had a 26pound maximum for luggage,” Greg explained. “That’s everything — cameras, medicines, binoculars and clothes.” To lighten their load, the travelers brought lightweight safari clothes and did laundry by hand about every third day. Daytime temperatures were in the mid-70s; nights in the 40s. “Our camps were out in the open with the animals and they traveled in and out

WILD TIME Left, a giraffe in Botswana was photographed near the campsite of a group of local travelers in Botswana in June. Right, a lion was photographed lounging in the sun. Photos by Greg Canard

of our compound,” Greg said. “Our guides carried no weapons — just flashlights. They didn’t believe in killing any animals.” Hence the explicit protocol for bush behavior.

“When you’re in the Jeep, you never stick out your arms or your camera. You don’t break the plane of the jeep. That way, the animals don’t see you as individuals — just as part of the jeep.

Otherwise, they might jump posed to stare them down.” into the truck.” Nighttime had its own An encounter with a set of rules. lion? “You never knew what “You don’t run,” Greg was roaming around, so if you said, “even if they come up TURN TO HIT THE ROAD ON 26 and sniff you. You’re sup-

Local woman honored with party for her 100th birthday OCEANSIDE — Anne Beversluis was recently honored at a 100th birthday celebration, held by family and friends at El Camino Country Club. Guests were treated to a video, which took them on the 100-year journey of her life. Her two daughters, Claire Abel of Oceanside and Linda Van Kessler of Encinitas, read tributes to their mom, as did sons-in-law Lyle and Charles and her grandson, Rali Schwartz. Congratulatory messages were also read from Billy Graham, Bev Shea, Robert Schuller, President Barack Obama, Alex Trebek and the N.Y. Yankees. A selection of Beversluis’ favorite music from the 1940s along with hymns, was presented by Susan Hoyer and Joey Blake. Pastor Barry Jones brought the evening to a conclusion with prayer and the benediction. Beversluis was born in Paterson, N.J., Oct. 18, 1909, to Hungarian immigrants, John and Celia Leskowits. She attended school through the eighth grade and though she

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wanted to attend high school, her father told her she had to go to work. She worked with her father at the Paterson Silk Mills where she wound silk thread to be made in to men’s hat bands. On Feb. 3, 1934, she married John Beversluis.They had three children, John, Claire and Linda. After 60 years of

marriage, John passed away in 1994 at the age of 87. She was able to grant his wish to remain at home until he died, and lovingly cared for him for over a year. In 1996, at the invitation of her son-in-law, Lyle, she left New Jersey and came to Oceanside to live with them, where she has “thrived for the last 13 years.” Her family is the center of her world, her daughter Claire Abel said. In addition to being a mother to three, she is a grandmother to six and a great-grandmother to eight. Beversluis is very active and attends Carlsbad Community Church every Sunday where she gives God all the glory for her long life. She is radiant and outgoing in appearance and personality and has a certain happiness that she always carries in her smile, her daughter said. She fills her days with listening to books on CD since macular degeneration prevents her from reading. Her children all wished a happy 100th birthday “to the best mom in the world.”

Rancho Santa Fe Sundowner set RANCHO SANTA FE — The community is invited to attend the third Business Leader Sundowner hosted at Morgan Run Club & Resort from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at 5690 Cancha De Golf. The event is an opportunity to mix and mingle with top business executives representing local industries and companies in and around Rancho Santa Fe. The purpose of this Sundowner is to provide networking opportunities to business representatives, to build business relationships and to

make new contacts to expand marketing venues. Cost is $10 for business associates or $20 for general admission. Admission includes appetizers and one drink ticket. A cash bar will be available to purchase additional drinks. The event will feature a network reception, short program, wine and beer and light refreshments will be provided by Morgan Run. Any business may become an evening host of a sundowner event. Benefits

include the opportunity to promote a small business within the Rancho Santa Fe community, a logo will appear on the event flyer, and a speaking opportunity the evening of the event. The cost is $350 and includes a Premium Business Membership. Any business interested in becoming one of three evening hosts, may call (858) 756-2461 for more information. For reservations, contact Erin Leahey at (858) 756-2461 or at Eleahey@rsfcc.org.


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RANCHO SANTA FE — The Community Center has organized a Veterans Day Camp for the children of Rancho Santa Fe. Join them from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, for a land and sea adventure on the San Diego tours visiting the Midway, the Star of India, the La Jolla sea lions and Shelter Island. Cost for members is $60 each day per child; $45 for each additional child. Nonmember price is $75 each day per child; $60 for each additional child. There is availability for 15 children maximum due to limited space in vans. Before leaving the Community Center, the youngsters will also be preparing packages for the soldiers away at war and letters for our veterans here at home. If anyone in the area has loved ones over seas, the club members would be honored to put together a gift package made by the children and families in Rancho Santa Fe. All that is needed is the name, company, unit and any special request of favorite items. Please send all e-mails to rmiller@rsfcc.org. The club also offers extended child-care from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost for members is $7 per hour; nonmembers are $10 per hour. For more information about these or any other programs, call (858) 7562461, visit us online at www.rsfcc.org or e-mail rmiller@rsfcc.org.

Charity League holiday boutique planned RANCHO SANTA FE — The Del Sol Chapter of the National Charity League will host a Holiday Shopping Boutique from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Carmel Valley Middle School gymnasium, 3800 Mykonos Lane. More than 25 vendors will be part of the benefit to raise money for National Charity League’s programs. The Holiday Boutique will feature gifts, women’s apparel, handbags, home décor, workout wear, candles, sweets, spa items and more. For more information, contact Melinda Tucker at (858) 945-5544 or e-mail melindaporro @yahoo.com.

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The sixth annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, a huge five-day celebration with the top names in wine and food, is good to go Nov. 18 through Nov. 22 in downtown San Diego. Check out these numbers: more than170 wineries, breweries and spirit brands, 70 of San Diego’s top restaurants, more than 800 wines, celebrity chefs, big bottle auctions, cooking and wine tasting classes and a $50,000 “Chef of the Fest” Competition. Michelle Metter, the coproducer, promises lots of star-power chefs and winemakers for this best-of-breed event. “We are very excited to have some of the world’s best and most renowned names,” she said. “Our visitors will get up close and personal and

meet them, and experience culinary excellence.” The biggest of the many highly focused events will be the outdoor Grand Tasting, Nov. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park North, behind Seaport Village where more than 700 different wines will be tasted along with 70 chefs from the most popular fine restaurants. The “Chef of the Fest” will be chosen in a showdown judging as the best innovator of fresh, flavorful cuisine, for $50,000 in cash and prizes and some serious bragging rights. Live entertainment and cookbook signings round out the fun. Prices range from $125 to $175. To purchase, visit www.worldofwineevents.com or call (619) 342-7337. Other must-see and taste events include Reserve and New Release Tasting on Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the “Wonderbread” Building at 14th and L streets. It includes 160 wine and spirits producers, 10 gourmet food producers and a benefit auction. The cost is $100 per

person in advance. Several cooking and wine classes are planned in various locations on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. Don’t miss Peter Mondavi Jr. of Napa Valley’s Charles Krug Winery and his Vertical Cabernet Tasting class at the Wine and Culinary Center from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $60 per person. These and other events are also detailed at www.worldofwineevents. com.

Tasting Room Finder unveiled A Tasting Room Finder iPhone application was announced by the producers of the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, World of Wine Events LLC. The application is the ultimate wine traveler’s guide to wine tasting rooms around the country. Ken Loyst, one of the partners, said “Whether you are in the heart of Napa Valley or anywhere in the nation, the Tasting Room Finder brings wine country to you with wine collection features and a highly accurate locator, directly on their

iPhones. We have all the wine data, even photos of the labels,” he said. The program is now available for download on the Apple iPhone and features 3,180 wine tasting rooms on a map, a pop-up menu of name, address and clickable phone numbers for each tasting room, users map position in relation to the tasting room and a rating of favorites. For more, check out the Tasting Room Finder booth at the festival event on Nov. 21, or visit www.worldofwineevents.com.

Wine Bytes — Café Merlot at the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo presents a cooking and wine class, “Super Easy Holiday Parties: Soups, Roasts, Cookies and Wine,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10. The cost is $50 per person. Call (858) 592-7785 to RSVP. — The Sky Room at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla is hosting a Renteria Wine Dinner on from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 11. Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with Renteria complimentary wines. Cost is

$105 each. Call (858) 454-0771 to RSVP. — Ponte Winery and winemaker Robert Cartwright present the Fall Winemaker’s Dinner on at 7 p.m. Nov. 14. It’s a six-course dinner, with entertainment and wines that match the cuisine. The cost is $130 per person. You can reserve your seats at (951) 694-9444. — Holiday Wine Cellars of Escondido has a premiere tasting of Vintage Port with three offerings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Price is $15. Call (760) 745-1200 for details. — 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro in Encinitas offers Thanksgiving Wines from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17, with appetizers for $15. At 6 p.m. Nov. 18 it has Minassian Younger Wines in a special dinner. Cost is $45. RSVP (760) 942-2104. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at www.tasteofwinetv.com. (Average Google certified 900 visits per day) He is one of the top five wine commentators on the Web. Reach him at mangiompc@aol.com.

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JANET LITTLE Henry’s Healthy Living Tips Day-to-day routines can be so hectic and exhausting, that you’re too tired even to think about what comes after a hard day’s work. Often you are tempted to pop open a can of energy and hope it helps you get more done throughout the day. However — as popular as they’ve become — carbonated energy and sports drinks are notoriously full of sugar and caffeine, two unhealthy things that your body doesn’t need. Your body may crave them if it is used to consuming them, but they do more harm than good to your overall wellbeing. One survey shows that Americans are gulping down approximately 50 gallons of soft drinks per year, and on average, nearly 20 percent of calories that a person obtains are from beverages. That’s roughly two 12-ounce cans of Coca-Cola per day. So how bad can a couple cans of pickme-up be?

Studies suggest that our brain doesn’t register calories in liquid form as they would with solid food. For example, a 400-calorie glass of orange juice doesn’t register an “I’m full” response from your brain like a 400-calorie hamburger would. In other words, liquids do not satisfy our appetite the same way that solids foods do, and we are left feeling just as hungry as when we first started drinking. Moreover, since most energy and sports drinks are loaded with sugar and lack fiber, your brain has an even harder time registering a sense of satiation.

third of teenage boys drink at least three cans of soda per day. On average, adolescents get 11 percent of their daily calories or 15 teaspoons of sugar from soft drinks. Soft drink consumption in males and female teens is two to three times the consumption of milk, which is a much healthier alternative. Unfortunately, while milk consumption continues to decline, carbonated, energy and sports drinks continue to climb.

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According to David Ludwig, M.D., a Harvard researcher, the odds of a child becoming obese increase by 60 percent with each additional serving of sugar-sweetened drinks they have per day.Yet, children have started drinking soda at a remarkably young age, and typically, consumption increases through young adulthood. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 56 percent of 8-year olds consume soft drinks daily, and a

One reason for the increasing consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks is that the beverage industry has steadily increased its container sizes. In the 1950s, a six-ounce bottle was the standard serving. In the 1980s, bottle size increased to 12 ounces, and now those bottles are being replaced by 20 ounce ones. Most of the drinks purchased today contain two more servings per container, yet most people gulp it down in one sitting. Tips to drink by — Save yourself some calories by drinking more spring, filtered or sparkling water. For a twist, add limes, lemons or flavored Stevia, a natural, calorie-free sweetner, to your water. Water is a natu-

Desk. Tuesday Preschool Story Time is held at 12:30 p.m. The weekly topics will be Nov. 10 sheep and Nov. 17 kangaroos. Thursday Craft Afternoons will be held at 3:30 p.m. with a Thanksgiving Craft Nov. 19. The Rancho Santa Fe Book Club will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 12, discussing the book “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. An Artists’ Reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12. All are welcome.

For more information, call (858) 756-2512 From 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11 the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild Christmas Tea and tree raffle is scheduled. Organizations, individuals or families are all welcome to donate a tree, wreath or any other kind of Christmas decoration to put up for raffling. To donate, contact the library at (858) 756-2512 or the Library Guild at (858) 756-4780. For more information, visit www.sdcl.org.

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Along came a spider right before Halloween MACHEL PENN Machel’s Ranch My son woke up last night and climbed in bed with me because he had a scary dream about a spider. He dreamt the spider had fallen from the ceiling onto his chest as he was lying in bed. Frightened, he ran into my room seeking comfort. However, what had bothered him the most was he couldn’t remember if the spider had bitten him before the nightmare had ended. I allowed him to climb in bed — just like I’m sure other mothers would — and we tried to ward off this terrible evil in his dream. As I turned on the light, I remembered some references in a dream interpretation book. A spider represents a good omen and is synonymous with the number eight, which is supposedly linked to success. With my son still visibly upset, I knew I must begin to spin my own story about the spider right before Halloween. “Jackson, the dream was not a nightmare. The spider represented the power of eight in your life and your birthday — April 8. And the spider did not bite you. Rather you were able to stop the accident before it occurred.” In the middle of the night, I laid out an analogy of the nasty dream. As I spun my own web of positive perception, my son listened and then peacefully fell asleep. The next day on the way to school he recanted the dream like he was Spiderman and how he conquered the spider in his dream in some fabulous way. He had forgotten the terror of his original nightmare. He sat smiling on the way to school with confidence that he had overcome and won some imaginary battle. This little incident stuck with me for the rest of the day. I kept thinking about how our thoughts and what we perceive is so powerful. “Life is what we perceive.” I’m sure you’ve heard that quote before, I have. If this is true, even if the facts are skewed, think magically and fantastically. Imagine the circumstances in your life, and how you wish them to be. Forget the book “The Secret.” Read Norman Vincent Peale. I know, I have referenced him before. But some things are worth repeating. This man changed my perception and instilled in me a foundation to overcome any circumstance that threatens me, so I can address issues positively. I still grapple with this one. Have you ever heard of the “The way of the peaceful warrior?” by Dan Millman? Well, one time I went to his seminars and he made a reference that sounded patronizing to Norman V. Peale. I

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called him out on it in front of 200 savvy individuals in Los Angeles who all were looking “for the way to peace in their own lives” at some Learning Annex in Santa Monica. After the seminar was over we exchanged numbers for some reason. He actually called me a week later on my home phone to still slate his views. I never called Mr. Millman back. I refuse to read any of his books now. I am just thankful for his first breakthrough book, which lead me to this discovery: Even famous authors we admire can be fallible. Back to that ghastly spider and Halloween. After I dropped Jackson off at school, I pondered my own fears. I thought about the impact of our thoughts, and BACK SUPPORT Lisa Miller, Sherie Buehler, Dr. Sartin, Catherine Bell and Christ Capistran at Solana how mom and son con- Beach Chiropractic Seminar. Photo by Machel Penn quered his fear together. I learned a lesson, too. I shall remember anything negative has a positive attribute lying underneath. If we look, we can discover that light will indeed always shine through the darkness. Don’t forget that this spooky Halloween season.

Around town On Oct. 13, ABC’s “The Bachelor” choice was unveiled on “Dancing with the Stars.” Unfortunately for local residents such as me who were rooting for local “Bachelorette” contestant Kiptyn Locke, we were all sadly disappointed to hear Jake Whatshisname was nominated as the next “The Bachelor.” This might be a reason to drop this show altogether. I’m not even sure if I should watch it this season. However, I have it on good authority that Mr. Locke may have already found the lucky lady he has been looking for, so there is no need for him to be famous anymore. We wish him well. Maybe, I will nab a personal interview with the help of my insiders at the paper. On Oct. 21, I attended my chiropractor’s health seminar on “Ten ways to boost your immune system and prevent the flu shot.” Some of the key points were “decreasing the amount of sugar and caffeine in a person’s diet to help eliminated

MILLE FLEURS Julien Hug, Carm and Nancy Santaro enjoy Mille Fleurs on a Saturday night. Photo by Machel Penn

bichemical stress and maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system through chiropractic care.” As a personal recommendation, I go in each week for more weekly adjustment from Dr. Sartin. I received a full exam and Xrays that enlighted me on why keeping your spine aligned is the key to staying healthier and feeling better. Ever since I became an avid runner again, my lower back began to cause me some unbearable pain. With my appointments with Dr. Sartin, my back pain is gone. Best of all, I feel fantastic

again during my late night run in my neighborhood. Their office is located just around the corner in Solana Beach, right off of Lomas Santa Fe. To take advantage of their free consultation, call (858) 259-4130 for more information. My advice, skip the flu shot and learn how to take better care of your body. On Oct. 22, two years had exactly passed since the Witch Creek Fire in 2007. That particular day will be one I shall never forget. And, like many of us, that week seems like a distant memo-

ry, except for all of those that lost their homes and businesses during the fire. Lemon Twist — the only business to burn down in Rancho Santa Fe — is finally being resurrected on Del Dios street across from Cielo. Katie Shull started this famous landmark flower shop/fruit-stand in the early 1980s. Lemon Twist will finally be reopened in spring of 2010. I know some incredibly happy people that will be celebrating on that momentous day. Look for the return of chocolatedipped strawberries and a

IN THE SPIRIT Natalie Shull and Adam Levins celebrate Halloween. Photo by Machel Penn

wider smile on this columnist’s face (this is my husband’s family’s business) when this landmark reopens in the spring. Later that day, I had discovered some big ABC’s “The Bachelor” news. Molly Malaney and Jason Mesnick are officially engaged. If you recall at the beginning of the year, almost 16 million viewers tuned in on Monday night to watch Jason hand Melissa Rycroft the final rose. However, that moment became a fleeting memory as viewers watched Mr. Mesnick retract on his engagement to Ms. Rycroft, and then ask Molly for a second chance for love. It looks like love does need a bit more time to blossom than off of the airwaves of a reality show. After nine months of dating the two are headed for matrimony. When is the date? Stay tuned for more details on one of my favorite shows to gossip about on television. On Oct. 23, my husband and I headed out on a Friday night to hang out with some of our friends at Mille Fleurs. I'm sure you’ve read before that this is one of my favorite spots in Rancho Santa Fe. Can you say, “the best looking wait staff in town, besides delicious food, fun friends and fabulous music?” I ran into a lovely couple there that night, Nancy and Carm Santoro, good friends of the Hug family. Nancy and I shared stories that night of fun trips and fabulous voyages that she has taken with Denise and Bertrand. All of the trips sounded so marvelous. This is one of the many reasons I like to go out in the TURN TO MACHEL’S RANCH ON 30


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and work full-time to support the child and the 16year-old mother (though the earning power of a 13year-old is uncertain).

Ironies The French-speaking citizens of Quebec, said to feel chronically underappreciated in English-speaking Canada, might have received a boost in spirits in September when the Canadian military ordered its airmen assigned to the North American Aerospace Defense Command to learn French. However, the contract was awarded to French instructors of a company in the United States,which many Canadians feel is even more chronically overappreciated.

turn, Dalton Chiscolm found a new angle. In September, he sued the bank in federal court in New York City for inadequate customer service concerning his checks’ routing numbers and asked for damages of “1,784 billion, trillion dollars” plus an additional “$200,164,000.” Judge Denny Chin gave Chiscolm 30 days to better explain his complaint but dismissed it finally on Oct. 23. (BBC News reported that the first amount, which is 1,784 followed by 21 zeros, is more money than exists on the planet.)

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— New Jersey’s LeastSavvy Politician: In a courtroom in October, Atlantic City (N.J.) Councilman (and Baptist minister) Eugene Robinson, 67, explained that he had no The Litigious Society intention of having sex that With lawsuits piling up night in November 2006 on Bank of America during TURN TO MORE ODD FILES ON 30 the current economic down-

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hat. He’s been nicknamed “The Grey Bearded Bandit.” Immediately after the robbery, police and authorities were notified and the search was on. A helicopter flew over downtown Rancho Santa Fe and the vicinity and authorities in the chopper alerted the public and described the suspect. The R. Roger Rowe School is near the Bank of America and with construction for the renovation it was conceivable that a robber would choose the location as a hideout. The Sheriff’s Department worked with authorities at the school and it was quickly decided to lock the school down. In a message sent to all parents, Superintendent Lindy Delaney stated that all students were directed to their classrooms, doors were

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locked and lights were turned off. After all students were accounted for, the Sheriff’s Department lifted the lockdown, which lasted for about 35 intense minutes. The students returned to normal activities. “Students and staff handled the situation well,” Delaney said. She told parents, “Please know that your

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SPECIAL HONOR North County resident David Mirisch will be honored Nov. 8 as Photocharity presents its annual dinner/auction in downtown San Diego. Photocharity, which helps support The Storefront in the Hillcrest District, is a shelter for homeless teenagers. Mirisch has been instrumental in helping raise more than $1.5 million during the past seven years to help house, feed, teach and educate these young people. Thus, Photocharity has created the first David Mirisch Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, a person who has significantly helped homeless teenagers in San Diego County will receive the award. Tickets are available at $150 each or $250 per couple. Visit www.photocharity.org for details. Courtesy photo

North County clinic hosts receptions SAN MARCOS — The first in a series of North County Health Services “Celebrating our Clinicians” evening receptions was held in Carlsbad on Oct. 21. NCHS hosts the gatherings to recognize their outstanding clinicians and their work in providing medical and dental services in each individual community they serve. The informative receptions are a way to update donors about new NCHS programs, to continue outreach efforts and to introduce new community and business leaders to NCHS services. NCHS was fortunate to host employees from Covidien at the reception who presented a $10,000 gift in support of the NCHS “Preventing Obesity in Children with Asthma” program. The money will allow NCHS to expand their Family Nutrition Program, which was created to respond to a general trend of higher Body Mass Indexes (BMI’s) in pediatric patients who suffer from Asthma. Asthma is a common diagnosis in children with a Body

Mass Index at or greater than 25. At present, NCHS has 1,023 children diagnosed with asthma and of these, 753 or 73.6 percent have a comorbidity of obesity. NCHS utilizes a familycentered health care approach that is characterized by a partnership between the family and medical providers. Many NCHS programs, such as the Family Nutrition Program, are not possible without the support of our donors and community partners. If you would like more information about North County Health Services, would like to volunteer or attend a Clinician Celebration Reception, contact Dana Withall, development director, at (760) 7366710. NCHS is a private notfor-profit organization that serves more than 60,000 patients annually at 11 health centers in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Ramona and San Marcos, and two mobile clinics. For more, visit www.nchs-health.org or call (760) 736-6767.

Teacher to stand trial on new molestation charges By Randy Kalp

CARLSBAD — A former Carlsbad elementary school teacher already accused of molesting two of his students will have to stand trial on additional sexual assault charges, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled Oct. 27 as part of a preliminary hearing. In addition to his previous molestation case, in which Raymond Firth is charged with four counts of committing a lewd act upon a child under the age of 14, he now faces an additional two counts of the aforementioned charge relating to the molestation of one of his students from the 2006 and 2007 school year. The new case against Firth was filed several weeks ago after a third victim came forward in June, Deputy District Attorney Kelly Mok said.The two cases will likely be joined at Firth’s next scheduled court appearance, a Nov. 24 readiness confer-

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ence. If convicted, Firth, of Carlsbad, could be sentenced to three to 18 years in prison and have to register as a sex offender, Mok said in an interview following the hearing. The latest victim’s mother testified that after she read a story about Firth’s case in The Coast News, she decided to talk to her daughter about the 37-year-old Firth, who had been her daughter’s third-grade teacher. Soon after inquiring about Firth, who taught at Carlsbad’s Pacific Rim Elementary School, the victim’s mother testified her daughter “swelled up with tears” and confessed she had been molested by Firth in his classroom. Detective Dennis Brunner, of the Carlsbad Police Department, testified the victim told police Firth TURN TO MOLESTATION ON 28

Udon noodle nirvana found at Yu Me Ya Sake House in Leucadia DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate This is one of those places that you will drive by a hundred times and still not notice until you overhear someone at a dinner party raving about it. While very modest on the outside, when you walk through the beaded curtain you step into a warm, stylish Japanese oasis inhabited by supermodels and other attractive beach types. OK, maybe they weren’t supermodels but it sure seemed like an unusually attractive crowd. Pretty people aside, this place is for serious food lovers. There are 30 selections of cold and hot Japanese tapas — all below $8. From the cold selections we had the tuna and avocado salad with citrus soy dressing, the BBQ beef salad, Japanese wild vegetable with squid which was unbelievable. We followed that with Carpaccio (spicy tuna), avocado, on a wonton skin. On the hot side we had what we crudely referred to as undulating octopus balls.The name on the menu is Takoyaki Takoball. Takoyaki is fried or baked octopus and a popular Japanese dumpling made of batter, diced or whole baby octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, and green onion, topped with okonomiyaki sauce, and katsuobushi which

OH MY OCTOPUS! The undulating octopus balls at Yu Me Ya Sake House. Photo by David Boylan

are fish shavings, in this case shaved bonita flakes. They came out hot and the fish shavings on the top were dancing around from the heat, hence the undulating reference from my trusted sidekick Chef Zonfrilli. I think the sake was kicking in a bit at this point also. We also tried the Kurobuta pork sausage with mustard and they were a nice contrast to seafood we had been indulging in to that point. Nothing on the hot tapas menu is over $6, very nice. So this gets even better. As it turns out, udon noodles have a devoted cult following

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that has identified Yu Me Ya as one of the best in San Diego. I must admit, I’ve always enjoyed a good bowl of udon, but never really had a “wow” experience with them. Until now that is. First off a little bit about the family behind the food. Yuka Nakai and her father Kiyohiro run the restaurant and hail from the Kagawa region of Japan which is famous for their udon. Kiyohiro makes them from scratch daily and this care and attention is evident in every bite of these thick and tasty noodles. You can get them plain with green onion and sesame seed, kitsune style with braised fried thin sliced tofu, wakame with fresh seaweed, sansai which includes Japanese wild vegetable, or tempura. I don’t think you can miss with any of these versions and they all come in under $10. The more I think about those noodles while

writing about them, the more I need to make it a point to get back there very soon. We also tried the kakiage mixed tempura and one of the best I’ve ever had. It was a sample of onion, carrot, string beans and shrimp with a light, transparent, delicate tempura batter. They also offer hot pots that include Sukiyaki and Shabu-Shabu is a Japanese variant of hot pot. The dish is related to sukiyaki in style, where both use thinly sliced meat and vegetables, and usually served with dipping sauces. It is considered a winter dish but is eaten yearround. Check ahead to see if these are available per their request.There is also a variety of sushi rolls including the traditional California and spicy tuna varieties. I’m sure they are delicious but with all the

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“that every patient in every infusion center that I visit is someone’s ‘Uncle Pete’ and that has made me want to be more involved.” The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Since LLS’s founding 60 years ago, LLS has

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RALLYING FOR ROBERTS Dave Roberts, Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District, announced that he has received the endorsements of Encinitas Mayor Maggie Houlihan, left, and Encinitas City Councilwoman Teresa Barth. Roberts, 48, is a two-term Solana Beach councilman and former mayor, small businessman, and health policy advisor. Courtesy photo


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Lecture shares information on breast cancer By Promise Yee

ENCINITAS — The Spotlight on Cancer lecture series held at the Encinitas Library focused on breast cancer on Oct. 20, and shared breast health tips and new options for cancer patients. Encinitas Mayor Maggie Houlihan said she felt the information shared by UC San Diego Radiation Oncology doctor Mary Ann Rose, MD, is vital. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Approximately 200,000 women a year are diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 die from the disease. “The lecture shares the latest information, hope, and the knowledge,” Houlihan said. Among statistics shared by Rose are the findings that three-fourths of breast cancer occurs in women older than 50, but breast cancer can occur in women and men at any age. Eight out of 10 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease. Rose advised women to take action and have regular medical breast exams, yearly mammograms after age 40, and develop an awareness of their own breast health so they can report any changes to their doctor. Breast health awareness includes conducting regular breast self-exams to check for abnormalities. Twenty percent of women who have breast can-

Rose. Healthy habits like maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a low-fat diet and getting regular exercise also help prevent and combat cancer, Rose said. Among the risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer are hormone use, early menstruation at age 10, late menopause after age 55, and negative environmental factors. Rose shared how the treatment of breast cancer has made great strides in the last 80 years. In 1920, radical mastectomy, which completely removes the breast tissue and chest wall, was used. Then in 1950, doctors treated breast cancer with a modified radical mastectomy, which leaves breast tissue and the chest wall intact. In 1980, lumpectomy and radiation therapy became options for patients. Today there are numerous treatment options for those diagnosed with breast cancer. “There are many things to ensure their survival,” Rose said. If surgery or radiation is needed they can be tailored to a patient’s individual medical condition and specific cancer. Ninety percent of those diagnosed with breast cancer survive the disease, Rose said. The Spotlight on Cancer lecture series continues with talks on “Lung Cancer” on Nov. 16, and “Accessing Online Health” on Jan. 2, at the Encinitas Library.

KNOWLEDGE Above, Mary Ann Rose, MD, shares breast health tips and new options for cancer patients at the Spotlight on Cancer talk at Encinitas Library. Right, Mary Ann Rose, MD, and Mayor Maggie Houlihan outside the Encinitas Library after the Spotlight on Cancer lecture on Oct. 20. “The lecture shares the latest information, hope, and the knowledge,” Houlihan said. Photos by Promise Yee

cer find the cancer themselves. Those with a family history of breast cancer or a genetic tendency to develop breast cancer should also have regular MRI screenings advised

You don’t need a lot of money to be happy I was an easy-to-please child. I would skip from room to room with delight when given a book or notebook. I could spend hours reading and writing down my innermost secrets. I had a stash of about 100 notebooks filled with my thoughts, feelings and discussions I overheard. It never dawned on me that other children were different. I never felt deprived, although, as an adult, I real-

SARA NOEL Frugal Living ize I had fewer things than many of my friends. Some of my best memories are of the local thrift store, hunting down old Trixie Belden books. Never mind that new copies were available elsewhere.

My friends thought it was cool that I had the old hardcover versions. We weren’t wealthy, but I didn’t know it. My mother never told me I couldn’t have something because she couldn’t afford it. She would just say no or help me figure out a way to earn what I wanted. She didn’t give an allowance for chores. Chores were a family responsibility. I was determined enough to work for things

that I wanted, so I would work above and beyond my regular chores. One summer, I sold wrapping paper and greeting cards. I sold enough to buy a small electric organ. That’s a lot of door knocking. I did better with that than I did selling candy bars, which netted me only sea monkeys. Oops. Someone ate the profit. Some children require so much more to be entertained and happy.

As much as I love technology, it seems that many children expect everything to happen instantly, so even e-mail is too slow. Happiness has become an expectation based on material objects. Happiness is a choice, and I don’t want my children relying on others or “stuff” to bring them joy. Many children aren’t happy to just go outside and play. Perhaps it has TURN TO FRUGAL ON 25

Del Mar considers reversing ban on bingo games By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — To b-i-n-go, or not to b-i-n-g-o — that is the question that was asked of Del Mar, the only city in the county where the game cannot be legally played. The request came from the 22nd District Agricultural Association, or DAA, in an effort to attract more visitors to the Del Mar Fairgrounds and raise money for charitable organizations such as its Don Diego scholarship fund. The 22nd DAA, which operates the state-owned fairgrounds, is proposing a daily paper bingo game at the Surfside Race Place, its satellite wagering facility that has been experiencing a steady decline in business recently. “The senior clientele that favored satellite wager-

ing will be the most likely clientele for bingo,” the city staff report stated. According to the report, the 22nd DAA expects to raise about $4,000 per session, or $200,000 annually, by drawing 250 participants a day. However, other than recovering administrative costs, Del Mar would see little financial benefit because state law requires bingo game profits to be used for charitable purposes. The city can impose a $50 maximum annual licensing fee. If charities currently supported by the city, such as Del Mar Village Association and Community Connections, were to hold bingo games, proceeds could help offset some city funding. The city would also

receive additional sales tax revenue from any food and beverage sales. Brian Mooney, interim planning director, said costs to the city will include drafting the ordinance, fees associated with fulfilling the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act and zoning and land-use changes since bingo would be allowed anywhere in the city. Any additional traffic is expected to be offset by the decrease in attendance at the Surfside Race Place for satellite wagering. Mark Delin, assistant city manager, said the Sheriff’s Department is more concerned with the age of the participants. “Bingo is something that appeals to senior citizens and there (are) issues

of increased medical responses,” Delin said. North County Transit District statistics show a growing senior population in San Diego. Its Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit service makes 67 monthly trips to area casinos. “I think there is a desire on the part of senior citizens to have locations where they can enjoy themselves,” Councilman Carl Hilliard said. “I don’t see any trouble with trying it for a year.” If bingo, which is considered a social event rather than gambling, results in greater impacts to the city than the benefits provided to charitable organizations, the city can repeal the ordinance. According to a fact sheet provided by the 22nd

DAA, surveys show bingo “is the most consistent and significant fundraiser by far.” “This appears to be a relatively benign way for a nonprofit to raise some money,” said Chana Mannen, a Del Mar resident and executive director for the Don Diego Fund “I think it’s naïve to say you’d raise hundreds of thousands of dollars but … it would be a nice, nonbegging revenue source.” Rather than start the process to create the ordinance at the Oct. 26 meeting, council members directed staff to talk to fairgrounds officials for more information, such as how the games will be operated, if there is any potential for net loss and exactly what administrative costs can be recovered.

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Alternative med helps patient’s restless legs

Dear Dr. Gott: Your recent article on hawthorn berries and restless legs syndrome has changed my life. I use only alternative remedies and vitamin supplements, but I was so tortured that I was about to give in to a conventional option. The hawthorn berries worked immediately and have continued to be successful for more than two weeks now. I have suffered since my 30s and am now in my late 50s. I can sit and read, sit around a table and converse and sleep soundly. I am ever so grateful for your suggestion.

Dear Reader: As I have indicated in the past, restless legs syndrome (RLS) is an extremely agitating, tormenting, sleep-depriving disorder in which a person has an uncontrollable compulsion to move his or her legs. This commonly occurs when in bed attempting to sleep and results in nightwalking until the wee hours of the morning. The hawthorn berry has been used as an herbal supplement since the Middle Ages. It is considered to be a tonic for the heart and is known to contain antioxidant properties. Today, its use has expanded to assist with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. According to a University of Maryland Medical Center study, people on a hawthorn-berryleaf-flower extract experienced improved blood flow to the heart, symptoms of failure decreased, and people were able to exercise for longer periods of time without suffering from chest pain than those given a placebo. An extract was effective in treating patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes who were simultaneously taking medications prescribed by their physicians. This 16week trial found people on hawthorn had lower bloodpressure readings than those taking a placebo. I am reluctant to discuss the product’s use for lowering cholesterol levels, because testing has not been performed on humans. Additional research and studies are necessary before definitive results can be compiled. This inexpensive supplement is available in capsules, liquid extracts, tinctures and solid extracts. It is important to understand TURN TO SECOND OPINION ON 24


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unique, wonderful items on the menu we did not venture into the rolls. There is a wide variety of Japanese beers on tap along with one of the most extensive sake lists I’ve ever seen. They take their sake seriously here but are happy to guide you along should you be a novice. Dessert consists of a simple variety of vanilla, green tea, and red bean ice cream and an almond tofu with honey lemon sauce. Be forewarned, this is a very popular place and I would highly suggest a reservation. They are located at 1246 N. Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. Call (760) 633-4288 for reservations. David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at david@artichoke-creative.com.

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need to beef up security. Other than that one piece of foul lady accoutrement, things have been going swimmingly well around the cave. This might not sound manly, but I have to admit a good rug really ties the whole concept together. In a strange way, a rug makes the cave official, as if the man were declaring, “this is a living space, not just a place to park the car and store lawn chairs.” Now the dartboard has been a real hit! I went with the old-fashioned corkboard and heavy darts, and I don’t regret it one bit. I’m a little rusty, and as it turns out, my lady is an old dart champion. But it’s my cave, and we play by my rules. My only other problem is with the amount of household refuse that manages to find its way out to the cave. Just when I’ve cleared enough space for, say, a weight bench (good idea, eh?), a bag of old clothes will consume the empty spot. I haven’t a clue where these mysterious bags come from, but they have to go. No doubt about it, dignified men and heads of state will start taking notice of my accomplishments in due time. For now, I take comfort in the fact that I’m not alone in my struggle. Did you know they have a TV show based entirely on man caves? And that there are hundreds of man cave Web sites out there? Apparently, the revolution will be televised. Eric Murtaugh is still out doing manly things. E-mail him at emurtaugh@coastnewsgroup.com.

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Residents sound off over excessive train noise By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Del Mar residents are once again seeking to establish a quiet zone at the Coast Boulevard train crossing, and at least three said they are willing to help fund the necessary improvements. Hershell Price, speaking on behalf of a large group of residents, asked City Council at the Oct. 26 meeting to begin the process to establish a quiet zone. If that isn’t feasible, he asked council members to at least discuss the merits of implementing a nighttime or directional quiet zone. He said the number and frequency of trains passing through the city — and the decibel levels of their horns — have increased significantly in the past few years. “It’s getting to the point where it’s no longer romantic,” Price said. Larry Richards agreed. “In the last couple of years it

has gotten so bad,” he said. “You just, at times, want to jump right out of your skin.” Richards said he believes the noise is negatively affecting the quality of life in the city so much so that when Mayor Crystal Crawford asked if he would be “willing to hit leather and help us fund this,” he didn’t hesitate to say yes. Bryce Rhodes and Lee Stein also said they were prepared to personally contribute financially to move the project forward. Mark Whitehead said he and his neighbors were aware of the trains when they bought their beacharea homes. “It’s a feature that, at the time, was not so bad,” he said. “However, something has changed in recent years.” He said the blasts have become “very erratic (and) sometimes they’re amazingly loud for no apparent purpose.” “I know that there are

difficulties going up against the train people,” Whitehead said. “They hold a lot of cards … but at the same time, they have an obligation to be good neighbors.” Whitehead also addressed safety concerns. “The train company will always err on the side of safety,” he said. “But the fact of the matter is the people who lose their lives on the train tracks lose them deliberately.” The city first looked into creating an ordinance to establish a quiet zone in 2006, shortly after the Federal Railroad Administration, or FRA, acknowledged that horn noise could have a negative impact on residential communities adjacent to railroad corridors. In 2005, the FRA adopted new regulations allowing cities to establish quiet zones. According to a conceptual estimate from North County Transit District pre-

sented to Del Mar City Council in late 2007, the cost would be nearly $1.1 million. “(That) was way beyond the reach of the city,” Councilman Carl Hilliard said. City Manager Karen Brust said Matt Tucker, executive director of NCTD, called her after a recent citizens meeting and said he recognized there was truth in the residents’ comments. He said they were “absolutely correct” there may be times when horns are blown too loud or too long, Brust said. Tucker said he asked train operators to be more aware of when, how often and how long they sound their horns. He also told Brust he was willing to assign more officers to the tracks to cite trespassers. But Crawford reminded her colleagues that when enforcement efforts were stepped up in the past, resi-

dents were “none to happy” when they were ticketed. “We have to be careful what we ask for,” she said. With only one legal crossing area in a three-mile stretch, Councilman Mark Filanc said trespassing and the related safety concerns will continue to be issues when trying to establish a quiet zone. Prescilla Dugard, assistant city attorney, agreed. “It’s your more problematic issue,” she said. In the end, council members appointed Hilliard and Richard Earnest as a council subcommittee to create a citizens committee to research what other cities have done and gather information and cost estimates. Although there are currently no quiet zones in San Diego County, the city of San Diego is working to establish them at 13 crossings. Dugard said hearings are expected to begin in the next three to four months.

DA sheds light on domestic killing in O’side By Randy Kalp

OCEANSIDE — After retrieving a handgun from his brother-in-law’s bedroom, Cesar Magdaleno shot the 26-year-old man point blank in the throat, a prosecutor said Oct. 22 in a Vista courtroom. The new details about the shooting emerged as part of Magdaleno’s brief arraignment hearing. Despite being 17 years old, Magdaleno is being charged

as an adult for allegedly killing Hector Nava in his Oceanside apartment in the 1200 block of South El Camino Real, Deputy District Attorney George Loyd said. If convicted, Magdaleno faces 15 years to life in prison, Loyd said. Through his attorney, Magdaleno pleaded not guilty to a single count of second-degree murder. Several audience members, who were not associated

with the case, gasped as Loyd informed Superior Court Judge Marshall Hockett of the seemingly callous nature of the crime. Shortly after 9 p.m. Oct. 18, Magdaleno retrieved Nava’s loaded 9mm handgun and then stood in front of him as he sat on the couch and pulled the trigger, Loyd said. Police said Magdaleno, of Temecula, had been visiting his sister, Antonia —

Nava’s wife — at the time of the shooting. Nava, who died as he was being transported to the hospital, was the father of a 10-month-old child, authorities said. Loyd’s request for bail to be set at $3 million was granted by Hockett. The attorney citied the “severity of the crime” and inconsistent statements Magdaleno gave to police following his arrest shortly after the incident for the high bail. A

motive for the shooting has not been released yet. In an interview following the hearing, Loyd said there are some theories floating around about what prompted the killing, but because the case is still under investigation he said he couldn’t comment further on a motive. Hockett set a readiness conference for Nov. 18. Magdaleno’s trial date is scheduled for Dec. 15.

Facility changed and should pay for my freedom BRUCE WILLIAMS Smart Money Dear Bruce: Several years ago, I moved into an independent-living facility. Last year, they became an assisted-living facility. I feel very bad about saying this, but there are a lot of residents that are both physically and mentally handicapped. My lease clearly states that I am living in an independent-living facility. It seems to me that they broke our agreement. I am now looking for another place to live because, while I’m able, I want to live in an independent facility. Because, in my eyes, they broke their agreement with me, I think they should pay for my move to another place. It’s only fair. — Reader in Arizona Dear Reader: I couldn’t agree more. What they are offering as housing today is a big difference from what you signed up for. With the hard economic times, it may be that limiting themselves became too costly, so they changed their type of facility. However, the facility’s management should have advised those living there that they were changing the facility from one type to another. If I were you, I would inform them that you are forced to move because they broke their lease with you

and demand compensation by substantially. asking them to pay for your Dear Bruce: We are all set move. What do you have to lose? with our retirement. My paycheck is automatically depositDear Bruce: My husband ed into my checking account and I divorced eight years ago. every month. I would like to He kept our car, which still had find a way to have some of that payments. He told me he money now directly deposited would continue with the pay- into a savings account as well. ments. I never heard anything I would like it to be in an after that until recently when account that does not require the car company requested a minimum balance, no withpayment from me. I discovered drawal fees and of course get that the loan was still in effect. interest. Do you know of any? Apparently, they had been try- — Terry, via e-mail Dear Reader: If you have ing to get the money from him, and now they are coming after money from your paycheck me. I already have to work two deposited directly into an jobs to keep up with my own account that you’re not conbills. How am I supposed to stantly checking, what haptake this on now? My ex is pens if something doesn’t get unwilling to pay off the car. I deposited? You won’t know it tried to talk to the loan compa- for quite awhile. Sometimes ny, but they don’t care, they making simple things too comjust want the money now. Is plicated can make more trouthere anything I can do? — ble than what you bargained T.R., via e-mail for. Wouldn’t it be just as easy Dear Reader: When one for you to have all the money gets a divorce and many things deposited into your checking are promised in the settle- account, then either write a ment, it’s always wise to get check and deposit into whatevverification when they say er savings vehicle you choose? “something is paid off.” This gives you complete conUnfortunately, you are on the trol over it and it doesn’t seem hook since your ex has to be such a burdensome chore stopped making payments. and worth the little effort that After all these years, I doubt it would require. it’s the original loan company Dear Bruce: Recently, we that you bought the car through, most likely a debt col- had to put my mom in a nurslector. They may say that they ing home due to dementia. won’t settle. it’s my belief that Her house, which is paid for, they can and they will. I’m rea- now sits empty. In order to try sonably confident that this and keep the house in the famdebt can be negotiated down ily and keep it from Medicaid

when she passes away, my sister wants to purchase the house so it’s in her name. I don’t agree at all. This all sounds very illegal to me. Should I be hiring an attorney? — R.G., via e-mail Dear Reader: Someone is going to have to go to court and be appointed your mother’s guardian. Depending on how you and your sister get along, that could become an issue. It’s foolish to have this house sitting empty, but there is no way that I know of that your sister can buy it because no one has the legal right to enter into a contract on your mother’s behalf unless there is

a power of attorney floating around somewhere. If the facts are as I understand them, you are going to have to talk to your sister or hire an attorney to talk to her attorney, then have someone appointed guardian of your mother’s affairs and very likely turn the home into cash, which, by the way, will have to be used to pay for your mother’s expenses until exhausted. You’re eligible only for Medicaid when you’ve been made into a pauper. Send questions to Smart Money, P.O. Box 503, Elfers, FL 34680, or e-mail them to bruce@brucewilliams.com. .

Man accused of killing ex- girlfriend to stand trial By Randy Kalp

CARLSBAD — A 40year-old man charged with the slaying of his former girlfriend will have to stand trial for her murder, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled Oct. 22 at a preliminary hearing in a downtown San Diego courtroom. Jonathan Scott French, of La Costa, is charged with the first-degree murder of Jennifer Stark, a popular North County court reporter. Prosecutors allege the killing took place on the evening of July 31 in Stark’s

Carlsbad home after the two had gone out for drinks and dinner. Stark, 43, is survived by her teenage son and daughter. She worked as a court reporter at the San Diego Superior Court house in Vista for the last nine years. Because of Stark’s relationship to Vista Superior Court, the case is being handled in downtown San Diego. French remains in custody on $15 million bail. His trial is scheduled for Feb. 23.


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that herbs contain components that can trigger side effects and can interact with other drugs, whether prescribed or over the counter.Some people have written to me indicating this antioxidant has helped them with the muscle twitches and tremors associated with restless legs syndrome, Parkinson’s and other disorders. I am pleased you have been able to keep your RLS under control with its use; however, the bottom line is that anyone considering taking hawthorn berry or any other supplement should speak with his or her physician first. Be guided by the opinion received. To provide related information,I am sending you copies of my Health Reports “Compelling Home Remedies” and “More Compelling Home Remedies.” Other readers who would like copies should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a check or money order for $2 for each report to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title(s).

Dear Dr. Gott: I was bothered by a large Baker’s cyst after an injury to my left knee.I needed surgery to repair my knee, and my doctor said the cyst would disappear on its own after my knee got better. Well, my knee improved, but the cyst got worse. My doctor tried to drain it, but nothing came out. I was still advised against surgery unless it was absolutely necessary owing to the area and length of recovery time. Some days, the pain was so bad I could hardly walk. I didn’t want the surgery, so I just dealt with the pain and hoped it would go away as the doctor said. Well, one day, a year and a half later, I was enjoying playing with my grandchildren in the lake. I twisted my knee a little, felt it pop, experienced enormous pain,and fell into the shallow water. I couldn’t get up for about 30 minutes, but my grandchildren eventually helped me into my car. I thought I was in big trouble and was going to have the surgery for sure. I felt the pain all that night, but to my surprise, it was gone the next morning. Eight months later, I remain pain-free, and the knot on the back of my knee is gone as well. I believe when I twisted my knee, it ruptured the cyst and staying in the cool water helped.

Dear Reader: A Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst,is often the result of a problem with the knee joint, such as a tear or arthritis. When this occurs, too much synovial fluid is produced, resulting in a cyst. By way of explanation, synovial fluid is a lubricant that circulates throughout the knees, passing through various tissue pouches known as bursae. A mechanism within the joint and back of the knee regulates the amount of the fluid passing in and out. A bulge forms when the bursae fill and expand.That bulge is called a Baker’s cyst. In some cases, no treatment is necessary. In others, however, help from a primarycare physician, physical therapist, medication, drainage or surgery to repair the torn cartilage might be appropriate. A physician should be consulted

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS when pain and swelling are observed behind the knee. Noninvasive testing such as MRI or ultrasound can be performed for proper diagnosis. While rare, there are instances in which fluid can leak into the calf. This appears to be what happened to you. Usually, medical attention is necessary to help evaluate the symptoms of a ruptured cyst, because they can be similar to those of a blood clot in your leg. However, your cyst did rupture, and you were unable to see a physician before the condition resolved on its own. Lifestyle changes will go a long way toward relieving pain for many sufferers. They include a reduction in physical activity; over-the-counter aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen or acetaminophen; rest, compression and elevation of the knee area; and icing of the joint. A substitute for an ice pack in the middle of the night just might be a bag of peas from the freezer wrapped around the joint. We have to give your physician the benefit of being correct. The cyst did go away by itself without surgery. I’m not sure that he would have expected it to burst while you were immersed in water,but all’s well that ends well. Congratulations. To provide related information,I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Managing Chronic Pain.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a selfaddressed stamped No.10 envelope and a check or money order for $2 to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title. Dear Dr. Gott: I have had a problem with severe constipation for many years. I have taken different laxatives and have been on milk of magnesia for a long time. I took a large dose of it last night and the night before, to no avail. I use Fleet enemas and suppositories, and strain with all my might to get any kind of action. I have approached my primary-care physician and others and get no answers at all. I will say I am desperate with the terrible problem and am hoping you can give me help. I’m physically active and seem to be in good health otherwise. Dear Reader: Constipation is a persistent decrease in the frequency and ease of bowel movements. On a temporary basis, this is nothing to worry about. Long term, it should be investigated. You do not indicate how often you actually have a bowel movement. Every person has a slightly different pattern. For some,it’s once a day,three times a day or even once every three days. Do you include adequate fiber and sufficient fluids in your diet? Or is your diet high in animal fats and refined sugars? Have you had your thyroid gland checked? A sluggish thyroid can cause chronic constipation. The habitual use of laxatives can be dangerous. As with addictive drugs, doses of laxatives over time must be increased in order to produce the effect needed. Eventually, the intestines can become unresponsive to the drugs altogether, and cease to become effective. Constipation can be a symptom of a more serious problem, such as medication interactions, hormonal distur-

white ointment and recommended I buy a small bar of soap for $10.This has helped little, if at all. Before being put on the warfarin I never had any problems like this. The Coumadin clinic I go to for lab work and my doctors seem unconcerned. In fact, I asked my doctor about another treatment, and all I got was that Coumadin is what I need, period! For information, I take medication to lower my blood pressure and Prilosec for heartDear Dr. Gott: I am a 78- burn from a hiatal hernia. None year-old female. Eight months of my medications have been ago, I was diagnosed with atrial changed. fibrillation and congestive Dear Reader: Coumadin heart failure. I was put on Coumadin, but take generic and its generic form of warfarin warfarin. Since the regimen act as an anticoagulant to help began, I have itched all over, reduce the formation of blood especially in body crevices. I clots. The medication was prehave a number of lesions and, scribed because of your atrial even as I write this,I have band- fibrillation, a rapid and irreguages on three areas of my torso lar heartbeat. This is important trying to protect spots where because most people with this the skin is raw from scratching condition are at higher risk of because of the itch. blood clots, which may lead to I went to a dermatologist, stroke. who gave me a sample of a Hives, rash and itch are

bances, thyroid disorders and more. It can also lead to hemorrhoids from straining and fissures caused by hard stool stretching the sphincter muscle. With that in mind, I recommend you make an appointment with your primary-care physician, who hasn’t listened to you thus far, to demand help, or request a referral to a gastroenterologist. Ask to be checked for the obvious possibilities mentioned. If nothing is found, your concerns should be put to rest at least. While waiting for the appointment, bypass all the over-the-counter drugs you have. Instead, add fiber and plenty of fruits and vegetables to your diet, and increase the amount of fluids you consume daily. Consider warm prune or apple juice with breakfast or try my colon cocktail (equal portions of bran, applesauce and prune juice, 1 to 2 tablespoons taken daily). Exercise regularly to the capability you feel comfortable with. Perhaps this translates to a walk around the block after work.Allow your

body to get back on track without the aid of outside forces. You might be amazed at the results. To provide related information,I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Constipation and Diarrhea.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a selfaddressed stamped No.10 envelope and a check or money order for $2 to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title.

side effects.You are likely experiencing an allergic reaction to the drug or a possible cross reaction from the hypertensive medication you are on. I believe your dermatologist is off base. Lotion will not make your problem go away.If your physician is unwilling to work with you, request a referral to another physician or cardiologist. Also, consider seeing an allergy specialist. To provide related information,I am sending you copies of my Health Reports “Consumer Tips on Medicines” and “Allergies.” Other readers who would like copies should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a check or money order for $2 for each report to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title(s). Doctor Gott is a practicing physician and the author of the book “Live Longer, Live Better” (Quill Driver Books, www.quilldriverbooks.com; (800) 6057176). Write him at Dr. Gott c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

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SCARY FUN Eric and Jackie Workman pose alongside friends Alex and Lisa Renner after the day's enter-

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80 degrees. Knights, tigers, princesses, butterflies, Iron Man and Jedi wandered along the sidewalks, stopping to get their picture taken or meet up with friends dressed in theme with them. One troupe of girls even dressed up in an undead theme, juxtaposing pretty dresses with zombie faces. While many of the children walked along the storefronts with their parents, getting candy from the various shops, others stopped by spe-

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to hold everything I need but small enough to keep me from becoming the next Hunchback of Notre Dame. Above all else, it has to have pockets. It must have a pocket for gum, lip balm, nail file, comb and a dozen other items I

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comfortable going with (Van Dyke),” said Mayor Mike Nichols, a licensed landscape architect who holds a master’s degree in city planning. “They’ve done a great job. The community has gotten to know them through the process and the workshops and also has a comfort level with them. “We’re in a position where we’re happy and we don’t want to have to repeat a lot of work because … we would end up paying for that work,” Nichols said. The project has been in the works since mid-2006, when committees were formed to seek public input for upgrades at the 3.8-acre park. Residents and staff

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interview that misinformation has caused “cut and paste” ordinances to pop up in several cities statewide. The group has either threatened to sue or has litigated against several of the municipalities with plastic ban ordinances including Santa Monica, San Jose, San Diego

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cial tables set up to pass out toys, win prizes or get their faces painted. The prize table was popular as it was also collecting raffle tickets for four movie passes, which were called during the highlight of the day, when former Del Mar resident Christopher Howe performed juggling and magic tricks onstage for the gathered families. Howe enraptured the children with his act, juggling knives and flaming torches close to the edge of the audience. He also brought out three apples to juggle, taking a bite out of

each one as they dropped into his left hand. His magic tricks did not fail to impress, with one focused around cutting a volunteer’s hand off. Trevor Gibson of Del Mar jumped up, dressed as a ninja, to test Howe’s mettle. The trick was a resounding success, as Trevor’s hand was convincingly cut off, wiggling around in a bag underneath the blade to catch it, then magically put back together. Though the big night was nearly a week away, the event surely helped the children get in the Halloween spirit.

never leave home without. I need a pocket for my phone and a pocket for my keys and a pocket for pens and a pocket for my reading glasses. It has to hold an 8-inch-by11-inch folder without bending it, hold mail, a small water bottle, a snack and perhaps a book. This does leave a strong chance I will qualify as the

hunchback anyway, but I am far too fashionable to carry a backpack. I suppose I will leave it up to the housewives of Orange County, New York and Atlanta to support this industry as the economy falters. These are the only women I know for whom a wildly priced pocketbook has real meaning.

members developed recommendations that were presented to City Council in May 2007. Early last year council approved a preliminary design contract with Van Dyke, which then spent 11 months developing three design alternatives. In December 2008, council selected the most popular design, which includes a skateboard plaza, artificial turf for the playing field, improvements to the community center and a relocated parking area. This past March council authorized negotiations with Van Dyke for final design plans and construction documents. Van Dyke’s original proposal came in at $459,000, significantly higher than expected. After several

rounds of what City Manager David Ott described as “tough negotiations,” Van Dyke reduced its proposal to $276,130 by eliminating redundant work such as a third-party review, transferring tasks such as permit processing to city staff and reducing project management hours. Van Dyke also brought the estimate in line with current market conditions and eliminated mark-up fees, or standard costs consultants charge to ensure profit. “Good,” Campbell said. “They shouldn’t have been there in the first place.” Ott said at one point he was ready to suggest the city walk away from the negotiations and seek other bids. But he and other staff members, as well as some council

and Manhattan Beach. Bolden said the current ordinance draft closely resembles Santa Monica’s. The city received a notice of intent to litigate from Joseph on Sept. 17. The letter states that an environmental impact report is in order based on the California Environmental Quality Act should the city proceed with enacting the ban

on plastic bags. Joseph denied that the group’s strategy is to compel cities to produce costly reports in an effort to make the ordinance cost-prohibitive. “The intent is to get the truth,” he said. Joseph maintains that the increased use of paper bags in the face of a plastic bag ban “is just disastrous.” “It’s easy to ban some-

richest men in America. Pickens and wife, Madeleine, were honored guests at the gala as Big Brothers Big Sisters’ “Persons of the Year” for their many philanthropic endeavors. The T. Boone Pickens Foundation has given more than $700 million to a wide range of philanthropic initiatives. Madeleine Pickens is an advocate for saving America’s wild horses and animal welfare issues. Together the Pickenses have invested part of their legacy into the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Military Mentoring Program, providing challenge grants to 22 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country, including San Diego County. More than 550 people attended the nonprofit’s major fundraiser, which featured a live auction and the organization’s Fund-a-Match auction, which gives attendees the opportunity to pledge to support a “Big” and “Little” mentoring relationship, which costs approximately $1,400 per year. Serving as emcee was Lynn Swann, NFL Hall of Famer, sports broadcaster and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America board member. He was effervescent in his support of the organization. “Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and most successful mentoring program in the world,” he said. “We have proven and quantifiable results. It’s more important than ever to step up and help young people move forward.” The focus of this year’s fes-

BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER Chad Black, a student at USD studying finance and real estate, is a Big Brother to Jaden, 7, through Big Brothers Big Sisters Operations Bigs program which serves children of deployable Marines and sailors in San Diego. The pair sold raffle tickets at the 47th AAnual Big Brothers Big Sisters Gourmet Dinner on Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla. Photo by Lillian Cox

tivities was a salute to the military and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Operation Bigs program, which serves children of deployable Marines and sailors in San Diego. Jaden is a participant in the program while his father serves in the Navy. Despite the weak economy, more than $400,000 in net proceeds was raised. One surprise during the evening was an unexpected gift by the Pickens who decided to “round-off”the $124,000 raised during the Fund-a-Match auction by donating $76,000 for a total of $200,000. The live auction brought in approximately $75,000 with two donors paying $10,000 each for dinner for 20 friends at a new, unnamed restaurant

scheduled to open next summer by celebrity chefs Brian Malarkey and James Brennan. “During these challenging times,we have reduced expenses without reducing program services to children,” said Paul Palmer, CEO and president of Big Brothers Big Sisters San Diego County. “In fact, with fewer resources, the agency is now serving more children than ever before. The funds raised through the Gourmet Dinner will help us recover the shortfall from decreased funding and will help us achieve serving over 1,600 children this year with life-changing programs and services.” The event chair was Greg Anton, president and executive producer of Anton Creative Group.

If reality show ratings INJURIES take a plunge, however, I’ll bet CONTINUED FROM 6 we can start doing our celebrity spotting in the aisles of T.J. to witness testimony. Maxx. Wagner said the injuries reflected the use of shears and/or a knife but not a hamJean Gillette is a part-time editor and merhead. freelance writer sensibly spending her Still, he said he couldn’t money on massages and facials. Contact exclude a hammer. her at jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com. “I believe when she went down into the position she was found she was alive but dying,” members, felt Van Dyke’s Wagner said. At that point, he history with the project was said the attacker progressed a cost- and time-saving bene- Neville’s death with penetratfit. ing injuries. “They have a great Prosecutors allege the knowledge of not only the murder was in connection to a project, but also the community’s needs, council’s desire and staff’s expectations,” FRUGAL City Engineer Mo Sammak CONTINUED FROM 22 said. A construction start always been this way. My own kids have it easidate has not been set, mostly due to a lack of funding. er and have more than I did. We all want that for our Staff is seeking state and federal grant opportunities, children, right? We want them however, most require some to have it better than we did. We live in an affluent city. level of completed construction to qualify for funding. It’s not uncommon to see high An initial estimate given in school students driving BMWs. I hope I can instill in my March puts the project cost at slightly more than $4.3 children the lessons of gratimillion. A more refined esti- tude and abundance so they mate is expected once final never consider themselves the construction plans are com- have-nots. I want them to know pleted, Ott said. about choices and how much of life is based on the decisions thing but what’s going to they make. I want them to know the replace it?” Joseph asked. Bolden said the city is difference between wants and closely monitoring litigation in needs, too. If I can teach them the other cities with similar bans. However, the commis- difference between having sion’s main focus is to continue what you want and wanting to educate the public and what you have, I’ll know they’ll encourage reusable bags when always have enough. Much like my mom, I say shopping. “Encinitas people are no. I say it firmly, and no already ahead of the curve on means no. It kills me sometimes that one,” she said.

burglary in progress. If convicted of murder with the special circumstance allegations, Threats, 28, faces the death penalty or a noparole life prison sentence. He is also charged with residential robbery and residential burglary. Attorneys James Weintre and Wil Rumble,who are representing Threats, maintain that evidence will show that someone else committed the murder and that police were mistaken when they arrested Threats that morning. The case is expected to run through November.

when I could easily purchase what they want. Unlike my mom, I can afford to, but I refuse to cater to every whim. I did, however, buy them sea monkeys. I told them the story about my sea monkeys. I was afraid they might view my story as though I were telling them I had to walk uphill in 3 feet of snow — both ways — for miles to get to school, but they didn’t. Looking back, I’m thankful for the times my mom said no. I never felt like one of the have-nots. I never knew we weren’t wealthy. How do you measure wealth and happiness? Are you a have or a havenot? Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www.frugalvillage.com), a Web site that offers practical, money-saving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or e-mail sara@frugalvillage.com.


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Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,074,181; Land: $1,123,965; Tax: $32,786.82; Built: 2002; Features: 3-car garage, 6 bed, 8 bath, 6687 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Date: 10/05/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Roglau Residential Invs Llc; Address: 17533 Los Morros, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,394,570; Land: $530,036; Tax: $36,049.74; Built: 1992; Features: 6-car garage, 6 bed, 9 bath, 11453 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 09/16/2009; Amount: $1,550,000; Lender: Us Bank Na; Buyer: Benjamin & Christine Galdston; Address: 6320 La Valle Plateada, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,650,000; Land: $1,434,000; Tax: $17,912.20; Built: 1962; Features: 2-car garage, 4 bed, 4 bath, 4299 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $975,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Variable.

Date: 09/16/2009; Amount: $630,000; Lender: Us Bank Na; Buyer: Laurel Barry; Address: 4075 Avenida Brisa, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $652,318; Land: $449,876; Tax: $6,865.42; Built: 1985; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2062 sq. ft.; Loan Date: 10/02/2009; Amount: $0; Amount: $441,000; Loan Type: Buyer: Rose Family Trust; Conventional; Rate: Variable. Address: 16027 Via Del Alba, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: Date: 09/15/2009; Amount: $0; $475,956; Land: $142,796; Tax: Buyer: Ginger Hill; Address: Aliso $5,008.66; Built: 1973; Features: 4- Canyon Rd., Rancho Santa Fe; $238,049; Land: car garage, 3 bed, 3 bath, 3832 sq. Assessed: ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: $104,761; Tax: $2,772.78; Built: 1970; Features: 2-car garage, 3 Unknown Not Valid. bed, 2 bath, 2232 sq. ft.; Loan Date: 10/02/2009; Amount: $0; Amount: $0; Loan Type: Lender: Bank Of America; Buyer: Conventional. Kathleen Delp; Address: 18662 09/15/2009; Amount: Via Varese, Rancho Santa Fe; Date: Assessed: $2,300,000; Land: $1,813,500; Buyer: Union Bank Na; $1,436,000; Tax: $24,836.72; Address: 5840 Lago Lindo, Rancho Features: 4-car garage, 4 bed, 4.5 Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,300,000; bath, 4375 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: Land: $1,920,000; Tax: $24,762.98; $1,720,000; Loan Type: Built: 1965; Features: 2-car garage, 4 bed, 6 bath, 4654 sq. ft.; Conventional; Rate: Variable. Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Date: 09/30/2009; Amount: Conventional. $1,000,000; Buyer: John & Barbara Roorda; Address: 6427 Paseo Date: 09/14/2009; Amount: $0; Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe; Buyer: Majid & Neda Noorani; Assessed: $1,400,000; Land: Address: 18233 Via Ambiente, $1,300,000; Tax: $14,650.60; Built: Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: 1953; Features: 2-car garage, 3 $1,848,380; Land: $1,048,380; Tax: bed, 2 bath, 1862 sq. ft.; Loan $20,026.02; Features: 4-car garage, Amount: $0; Loan Type: 6 bed, 6.5 bath, 8478 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Conventional. Date: 09/29/2009; Amount: $1,700,000; Lender: Charles Date: 09/08/2009; Amount: $0; Schwab Bank Na; Buyer: Kent & Lender: Wells Fargo Bank; Buyer: Patricia Newmark; Address: 6124 Bruce & Gail Erickson; Address: El Tordo, Rancho Santa Fe; 18463 Calle La Serra, Rancho Assessed: $1,677,065; Land: Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,835,434; $774,029; Tax: $18,272.04; Land: $1,733,826; Tax: $40,709.76; Features: 0 bed, 0 bath, 0 sq. ft.; Built: 2003; Features: 3-car Loan Amount: $697,500; Loan garage, 4 bed, 5 bath, 6048 sq. ft.; Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed. Loan Amount: $2,000,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Date: 09/28/2009; Amount: Variable. $1,934,593; Buyer: National Cty Bk; Address: 7762 Camino Sin Date: 09/04/2009; Amount: $0; Puente, Rancho Santa Fe; Buyer: Stuart & Joan Rubin; Assessed: $2,056,430; Land: Address: 18211 Via De Sueno, $837,530; Tax: $22,744.62; Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: Features: 4-car garage, 5 bed, 6.5 $1,398,819; Land: $572,260; Tax: bath, 5372 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $15,367.90; Built: 1989; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 5 bath, 5365 sq. $0; Loan Type: Conventional. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Date: 09/23/2009; Amount: Unknown Not Valid. $917,000; Lender: Wells Fargo 09/03/2009; Amount: Bank; Buyer: Neil & Joanne Date: Powers; Address: 3935 Via Valle $670,000; Buyer: Binkley Family Verde, Solana Beach; Assessed: Trust; Address: 15706 Las $829,500; Land: $656,442; Tax: Planideras, Rancho Santa Fe; $8,681.18; Built: 1970; Features: 2- Assessed: $2,441,920; Land: car garage, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2003 sq. $1,374,938; Tax: $25,423.28; Built: ft.; Loan Amount: $610,000; Loan 1969; Features: 4-car garage, 5 Type: Conventional; Rate: bed, 4 bath, 5278 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Variable. Conventional. Date: 09/16/2009; Amount: 09/02/2009; Amount: $1,460,000; Buyer: J P Morgan Date: Chase Bank Na; Address: 8025 La $2,525,000; Lender: Union Bank; Milla, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: Buyer: Michael & Elizabeth Fried; $3,773,530; Land: $1,099,702; Tax: Address: 5499 Avenida Maravillas, $40,949.32; Features: 4-car garage, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: 5 bed, 6 bath, 8785 sq. ft.; Loan $2,359,568; Land: $1,602,686; Tax: Amount: $0; Loan Type: $25,272.68; Built: 1985; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 4511 Conventional.

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similar Scion xB and Kia Soul boxy wagons. The Volkswagen Routan is essentially a rebadged Chrysler minivan with some modifications and received a Good road test score of 65. Prices ranged from $36,215 for the Routan to $16,790 for the Cube. Above average reliability is predicted for the Prius and Outback. Both the Equinox and Cube are too new to have reliability data for CR to Recommend them. Although the Routan is also too new to have reliability data, the Chrysler Town & Country, on which it is based, had below average reliability

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and CR expects the Routan to be the same. CR only Recommends vehicles that have performed well in its tests, have at least average predicted reliability based on CR’s Annual Car Reliability Survey of its more than 7 million print and Web subscribers, and performed at least adequately if crashtested or included in a government rollover test.

CR’s findings include: — Toyota Prius. Handling on the Prius is sound but unexceptional, and the ride is well controlled overall. The continuously variable transmission is very smooth and the interior is well assembled. — Subaru Outback. The

sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $1,893,750; Date: 08/24/2009; Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Lender: Seller; Buyer: Reed Variable. Walker Trust; Address: 17044 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe; Date: 09/01/2009; Amount: Assessed: $1,299,721; Land: $1,601,210; Buyer: Wamu $799,829; Tax: $13,522.70; Built: Mortgage Series 2005 Ar13 Trust; 1978; Features: 3-car garage, 3 Address: 15990 Avenida Calma, bed, 2.5 bath, 3762 sq. ft.; Loan Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: Amount: $0; Loan Type: $900,821; Land: $354,003; Tax: Conventional; Rate: Fixed. $9,375.68; Built: 1997; Features: 3car garage, 2 bed, 3.5 bath, 4200 sq. Date: 08/21/2009; Amount: ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: $2,000,000; Lender: Us Bank Na; Conventional. Buyer: Stephen & Jeri Lose; Address: 7726 Camino Sin Puente, Date: 09/01/2009; Amount: Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,090,000; Buyer: Northern Star $2,164,862; Land: $789,062; Tax: Growth Trust; Address: 6368 La $22,785.48; Features: 4-car garage, Valle Plateada, Rancho Santa Fe; 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 5137 sq. ft.; Loan Assessed: $3,200,000; Land: Amount: $1,400,000; Loan Type: $1,602,000; Tax: $33,203.16; Built: Conventional; Rate: Variable. 1957; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 3148 sq. ft.; Loan Date: 08/21/2009; Amount: Amount: $0; Loan Type: $2,700,000; Buyer: Walper Family Conventional. Trust; Address: 17037 Sobre Los Cerros, Rancho Santa Fe; Date: 08/31/2009; Amount: Assessed: $2,900,000; Land: $2,122,500; Lender: Bank Of $2,601,000; Tax: $31,009.48; Built: America; Buyer: Anita Lalani; 1974; Features: 1-car garage, 3 Address: 17680 Las Repolas, bed, 3 bath, 3170 sq. ft.; Loan Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: Amount: $0; Loan Type: $3,040,041; Land: $1,147,184; Tax: Conventional. $32,638.48; Built: 2000; Features: 5-car garage, 6 bed, 5.5 bath, 6406 Date: 08/19/2009; Amount: sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $1,250,000; $5,000,000; Buyer: First Citizens Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Bk & Trust Co; Address: 5750 El Variable. Camino Del Norte, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $7,913,860; Land: Date: 08/31/2009; Amount: $4,057,560; Tax: $83,040.88; Built: $2,325,000; Lender: Wells Fargo 1968; Features: 5-car garage, 5 Bank; Buyer: East Family Trust; bed, 6.5 bath, 10299 sq. ft.; Loan Address: 6165 Mimulus, Rancho Amount: $0; Loan Type: Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,071,602; Conventional. Land: $1,285,824; Tax: $22,314.26; Built: 1954; Features: 2-car Date: 08/18/2009; Amount: garage, 3 bed, 3 bath, 3521 sq. ft.; $900,000; Buyer: Andrew Loan Amount: $1,000,000; Loan Macdonald; Address: 17661 La Type: Conventional; Rate: Catrina, Rancho Santa Fe; Variable. Assessed: $1,441,065; Land: $772,065; Tax: $15,347.78; Date: 08/31/2009; Amount: Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 5.5 $1,500,000; Lender: Bank Of bath, 7050 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: America; Buyer: Glenn & Mary $0; Loan Type: Conventional. Marshall; Address: 7272 Camino De Arriba, Rancho Santa Fe; Date: 08/14/2009; Amount: Assessed: $1,489,506; Land: $1,649,000; Lender: Union Bank; $554,370; Tax: $17,079.20; Buyer: Stacy & Sarah Neal; Features: 3-car garage, 4 bed, 3.5 Address: 6162 Mimulus, Rancho bath, 4587 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,344,374; $697,500; Loan Type: Land: $728,628; Tax: $14,756.96; Conventional; Rate: Fixed. Built: 1984; Features: 3 bed, 2 bath, 2590 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: Date: 08/28/2009; Amount: $1,150,000; Loan Type: $100,000; Buyer: Bridge Bk Natl; Conventional; Rate: Variable. Address: 6418 Via Naranjal, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: Date: 08/12/2009; Amount: $0; $1,520,359; Land: $954,825; Tax: Buyer: Northwood Investors Llc; $16,709.24; Built: 1991; Features: Address: 16330 Rambla De Las 3-car garage, 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 4160 Flores, Rancho Santa Fe; sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Assessed: $1,800,000; Land: Type: Conventional. $1,450,000; Tax: $18,806.18; Built: 2000; Features: 3 bed, 3 bath, 2875 Date: 08/28/2009; Amount: sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan $1,070,000; Lender: San Diego Type: Conventional. County Cu; Buyer: Christian Oed; Address: 3858 Avenida Feliz, Date: 08/04/2009; Amount: $0; Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: Buyer: North Shore I Llc; $892,512; Land: $506,110; Tax: Address: 18437 Calle Tramonto, $9,277.68; Built: 1971; Features: 2- Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: car garage, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2831 sq. $4,182,000; Land: $1,683,000; Tax: ft.; Loan Amount: $790,000; Loan $44,936.48; Features: 4-car garage, Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed. 6 bed, 7 bath, 7112 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Date: 08/26/2009; Amount: Conventional. $5,450,000; Lender: Transatlantic Bank; Buyer: Mountain Magic Inc; Date: 08/04/2009; Amount: $0; Address: 17275 Via Recanto, Buyer: Elizabeth Hanecak; Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: Address: 5249 Linea Del Cielo, $4,660,477; Land: $2,361,854; Tax: Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $49,230.36; Features: 4-car garage, $1,696,685; Land: $1,228,635; Tax: 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 8357 sq. ft.; Loan $17,716.98; Built: 1970; Features: Amount: $2,725,000; Loan Type: 3-car garage, 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 4236 Conventional; Rate: Variable. sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

redesigned Outback has a steady ride and a commendable fuel economy at a very good 24 mpg overall for an all-wheel drive wagon. The Outback’s handling is good in routine driving but gets clumsy when pushed to the limits. — Chevrolet Equinox. CR tested both the 4-cylinder and V6 versions of the Equinox. The ride is supple and controlled, and handling is responsive and secure. It gets 18 mpg overall.The interior is much improved, with nice details and good materials. — Nissan Cube. The Nissan Cube is a funky-looking small wagon similar in theme and price to the Scion xB and the Kia Soul. Its

virtues include a low price, good fuel economy at 28 mpg overall, and exceptional practicality. But with lackluster handling and acceleration, the Cube trails the xB and Soul overall in CR’s ratings. — Volkswagen Routan. The Routan is not a German import but a rebadged Chrysler Town & Country with a few tweaks.The ride is pleasant and the cabin is quiet, but handling is clumsy and the engines lack refinement and it only gets 16 mpg overall. Aside from the nicely finished soft-touch upper dash, the interior looks and feels cheap. Visit the Consumer Reports Web site at www.consumerreports.org.

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are to our community,” Kellejian said. “We get the light pollution. They really don’t. Let’s face it.We get the noise problems. … We get all the traffic. “I can go on and on about road maintenance needs and a lot of other things we’ve put up with over the years,” he said. “And guess what? We get

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along the historic route from San Diego up the coast beyond Los Angeles. The missing bell was stolen from the curved corner of La Orilla and El Camino Real. Neighbor Par Perea, who was pleased to have one of the historic bells near her residence, noticed the bell was missing on the morning of Oct. 20 and notified the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. According to Administrator Sharon Fabry, Perea had seen the bell as late as the evening of Oct. 18, but noticed it was missing early Oct. 20. The Sheriff’s Department was immediately notified. The post holding the bell was cut into two sections with either a saw or perhaps a pipe cutter. Ranch resident Jeff Holcombe, of Holcombe Designs, installed the bells and is taking measures to better secure the remaining bells in an attempt to prevent future incidents. “We’re very sad that someone would take one of these bells,” Fabry said. “It took the Historical Society three years to raise the money to install these bells and have the county approve the locations and grant the permits.” The heavy 100-

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had to go to bathroom, you first partially open the flap of your tent and check with your flashlight.You’re always searching for eyes that are watching you. If you find any, you keep your flashlight on their eyes. Next you unzip the flap further and put your head out.” One night, no one left the tent. “We had two male lions roaring close to camp and no one went to the bathroom that night,” Greg said. “In the morning, we saw the lions. They were probably 50 yards from us.” On another night, hyenas surrounded the tent and started screaming. “When they see your flashlight, they leave,” Greg said. “You’re supposed to raise it over your head and they think you’re that tall.” Once Greg got a little closer to the wildlife than expected. “It was about lunchtime

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very little money from the fairgrounds. … All the big dollars go to the city of Del Mar. “We’re virtually building a new city right next door to us,” Kellejian said. “So we really have to watch this thing very, very closely.” The EIR can be viewed on the fairgrounds Web site at www.sdfair.com. There is a 122-page summary for those who don’t have time to read the entire document.

pound bells were made specifically for the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society and cost approximately $13,000.The missing bell was valued at $2,000 and was insured. Bells have been placed along El Camino Real since 1906, marking historic landmarks. By 1913, 425 bells had been placed, but over the years many were lost to road construction, theft and vandalism such as occurred in Rancho Santa Fe. Fifty years later, an attempt was made by John Kolstad, owner of the California Bell Company and Keith Robinson, Principal Landscape Architect of Caltrans, to reinstall the bells along El Camino Real. Other cities joined in the effort. In 2006, Rancho Santa Historical Society board member Fernanda Sammis organized the effort to install five commemorative bells along El Camino Real in Rancho Santa Fe. After three years of fundraising, and permissions being received, the bells were installed earlier this year on June 19. If anyone has any information about the missing bell, they are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (760) 9663500 or the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society at (858) 756-9291.

in camp and we were talking. All of a sudden Bruce had a strange look on his face. I asked him ‘What’s behind me?’ I gently turned my head and all I saw was a wall of gray, and then (the elephant’s) trunk opening and closing. That boy was big. We just sat there. He sniffed around, then walked away.” The trip, which included stops in London and Victoria Falls, was “life-changing,” Mindy said. “I’d go back in a heartbeat. It’s a beautiful continent and the people are so welcoming. I’d never put up with those conditions here, but to be in Africa and see the animals and to be in that setting, I’d do it anytime.”


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Local company takes green building to next level COAST CITIES — A new name but a familiar face is bringing a better way to build to San Diego. Pacific Shoreline General Contractors, Inc. offers a range of services varying from residential remodeling, custom home building and interior design services, all with the health of their clients and the planet in the forefront of their business plan. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2007, Pacific Shoreline has made sustainability and quality their first focus. Jennifer Bonasia, president of Pacific Shoreline, believes there are many aspects of Green Building and Design that are overlooked or misunderstood. “When we speak to our customers about our focus on green products and processes, some are surprised to realize there’s so much more to ‘green’ than solar panels and recycled materials. A major part of the green process is quality and lifespan of the products we use as well as waste management and recycling of construction debris so it doesn’t end up in our landfills. It’s also about value and energy engineering — using design as well as products to successfully conserve energy and water.” Bonasia’s background is home building on a large scale but there came a time when she felt she needed to move from a quantity mentality to a quality mentality.

“I could no longer justify building 1,000 homes a year when our environment and economy just couldn’t support it. When I started this company, I realized I could continue to live and work my passion but on a sustainable scale and with a new vision that enhances the overall health and well being of the individuals and communities we serve.” San Diego has long been the home of Bonasia and every day she recognizes her good fortune to live in such a beautiful and blessed place. “We are so fortunate to live

and work in San Diego County. I feel a real obligation and sense of responsibility to the land, our environment and our neighbors.” “For years I’ve heard the complaints of men and women as they shopped for a new home. They say homes are designed without the intuitive nature of how it should work for those who work in the home. There must be a balance of aesthetics and functionality, neither sacrificed for the other,” Bonasia said. Pacific Shoreline strives to strike just the right balance

between function and form, value and innovation and fresh creativity to bring comfort and style to the most important place in our lives — our home. Pacific Shoreline includes interior design as a service and again, the company strives to create a healthy atmosphere. “Indoor air quality of a home can have a dramatic effect on the overall health of the inhabitants. Chemicals found in carpet, particle board, paints and adhesives continue to off-gas into the indoor atmosphere long

after their installation,” Bonasia said. Pacific Shoreline’s designers are continuously researching new products available for interior applications to ensure optimum results and the long-term satisfaction of their clients. “It’s important to understand how a product will perform in the regional climate where the home is located and which products really live up to the highest Green standards,” Bonasia said, referring to “greenwashing”; a term that describes products that are marketed as green but have

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Hall of Fame including Herb Gabriel, Edward Fisher, Michelle Bray Davis, Gilbert Nares, Chris Chambliss, Janice Tait Schultz, John Daley, Ray Raub and Alda Maureen Nancillas ... C’bad is reporting a 19 percent decline in sales tax revenue ... No vote yet on the controversial fishing restrictions off the Southland coast that includes the local area ... State One-liners Supreme Court has declined Oceanside High School to rule on the “clothing has inducted nine former optional” sunbathing law on grads into its three-year-old beaches meaning you can still get pinched if local jurisdictions so dictate ... Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has been accredited by the National Thoroughbred Assn. of Safety & Integrity Alliance ... Flower Capital electeds have delayed Holiday of Lights featuring more than 400 animated scenes. New this year — a Holiday Hayride on Friday nights — Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec.18. Surfside Race Place will be offering an exciting calendar of thoroughbred racing events from tracks throughout the country including Hollywood Park.

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inappropriately touched her during class. She said he had a “class rule” that his female students sit on his lap as he helped them with their homework. According to court records from Firth’s first case, the first two victims, were in his third-grade class during the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years. The three students didn’t know each other, according to authorities. Firth resigned in October 2007 after teaching second and third grade at the school since March 2000, Torrie Norton, an assistant superintendent for Carlsbad Unified School District, said. He remains out of custody on $450,000 bail. A trial date was set for Jan. 12.


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Ranch, you meet the nicest people. Thanks Nancy, Carm and Julien for letting take a candid, cute photo that captured enthusiastic mood that evening. On Oct. 24, Robin and I joined his family at the Gorwitz home in San Diego. This Halloween party rocked.With a private band out by the pool, the guests danced the evening

woman. Robinson, now in poor health, did not run for re-election. — In his campaign for election to the school board in Birmingham, Ala., Antwon Womack, 21, issued biographical materials claiming to be 23 years old; to be a graduate of a local high school and of Alabama A&M; to be a bona fide resident of Birmingham;

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away in festive Halloween costumes. Someone snapped a cute photo of our group from that evening. Pictured here are Ken, Katie, Juliette, Natalie, myself and Robn Shull from that fun evening. There is another photo here of Natalie Shull with her boyfriend Adam Levins. What a gorgeous couple! Thank you to Linda Gorwitz’s family for extending an invitation to the newlyweds. This is the first year I have dressed up in years for this hol-

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James Bond), was a reluctant leader who was at odds with his brother Zus (played by Liev Schrieber). Zus was the father of the screening’s special guest Zvi Bielski. Their youngest brother Asael (played by Jamie Bell, best known for “Billy Elliott”) was caught between his brothers’ fierce rivalry. As a brutal winter came upon them, they had to work together to keep the community and their faith alive. There are many testimonies from survivors of the event available on the “Defiance” movie’s official Web site. The movie was directed by Ed Zwick, best known for directing “Blood Diamond” and “Glory” as well as creating the television series “Thirtysomething.” It became Zwick’s passion to tell the story of survival and hope. It is believed that the Bielski brothers saved as many as 1,200 men, women and children from horrific fates that awaited countless

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your salsa dance learning curve in one afternoon with salsa maestro Sandra Rivera at 2 p.m. Nov. 8, Performing Arts Workshop, 1105 Second St., Encinitas. Rivera has performed on “Star Search”, and specializes in teaching salsa. Call (760) 632-5340 to learn more. HORSE SHOW Tierra Del Norte Arabian Horse Association will present its All Breeds English, Western Trail and Gymkhana Horse Show at 9 a.m. Nov. 8, 973 Little Gopher Canyon Road, Vista. Call (760) 518-6745 or visit www.arabianhorses.org to learn more.

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The Oceanside/Vista Unit of the League of Women Voters North Coast will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9, Buena Vista Audubon Society Center, 2202 S. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. Anne Spacie, member of the Marine Reserve advisory board, will share information about water related issues. Visit www.lwvncsd.org or call (760) 736-1608 to learn more.

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GOOGLE IT The ComputerOriented Genealogy Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10, Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. “Google Earth” will be the topic for speakers David Armstrong and Ann Miller. Call (760) 967-8635 to learn more.

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VISTA — The first North County location for the Sonic Gift to Surfrider COAST CITIES — Cali drive-in chain, at 101 Main St., held a ribbon-cutting cere- Bamboo, a manufacturer of bamboo residential and commercial building materials, announced a donation of $20,000 to the Surfrider Foundation. The company contributed $10,000 to national headquarters and $10,000 to the local chapter in support of clean water initiatives. As part of its membership with “1 percent for the Planet,” Cali Bamboo allocates 1 percent of its annual revenues toward environmental groups, setting an example for the rest of the business community.

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Jews in the concentration camps. According to Rabbi Levi Raskin, after hearing firsthand from Zvi Bielski, the audience left inspired by the actions of the Bieski brothers. “Hearing what three men accomplished in such harsh conditions, having saved

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START OVER AAUW Del MarLeucadia will present author Judy Flynn at 6 p.m. Nov. 11, MiraCosta San Elijo Campus community room, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-theSea. Flynn wrote the book “Gumboots, Lesson Plans and Hot Rugby Nights”, and will discuss new beginnings, career transition, and her adventure in New Zealand. Call (760) 8456339 for more details.

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MAKE WAVES Liberty Tax Service will host a workshop on wavers from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 12, 601 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside. The workshop is $15 and will teach participants about how to use wavers and more. Call (760) 450-6375 to learn more.

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HOWDY STRANGER Author Richard Carrico will discuss his book “Strangers in a Stolen Land” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 14, Oceanside Public Library community rooms, 330 N. Coast Highway 101. Mel Vernon, captain of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians, will add to the discussion by offering a Native American cultural perspective. Call (760) 4355600 for more details.

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GOOD VIBES ONLY Aline Marie and Diane Mandle will join forces to offer a Kripalu yoga session accompanied by Tibetan bowls and gongs at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15, EZIA,The Sanctuary, 230 Birmingham Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Bring your mat and your good vibes. There is no charge for the event but register at (760) 635-1200.

CARLSBAD — Members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad were able to trickor-treat in style this year, thanks to costume donations from toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. The company donated 100,000 Halloween costumes to clubs throughout Southern California.

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School breaks ground Republic. Money for Kids to CARLSBAD — Pacific Ridge School has accelerated its master campus building plans and broke ground on the first phase of its building plan Oct. 24. The school received its conditional use permit from the city of Carlsbad to begin construction of an energy efficient campus which will include a synthetic athletic field and an energy-efficient high school building. The school first opened its doors in 2007 and will focus on using environmentally-friendly construction resources.

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ENCINITAS — The Natural Healing Institute will host an open house from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 at 543 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 105, and present three prospective students with scholarships to NHI. NHI is a state-licensed and state-approved, postsecondary vocational college specializing in comprehensive holistic health. Call (760) 943-8485 or visit www.naturalhealinginst. com.

CARLSBAD — Rev. Marti Harvey and Rev. Brian Graham have announced the formation of Body, Mind & Soul Spiritual Center, which opened Nov. 1. Sunday services will be held at 9 a.m. in the Unity Church, 2555 Roosevelt St. Family fitness CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA For more information, call — EZIA Action Sports (760) 579-3988 or (760) 212Training at The Sanctuary, 6556. 230 Birmingham Drive, offers a holistic-lifestyle approach Kids for Kids ENCINITAS — Kids to for the whole family. Founder Isaiah Truyman Kids announced it has awarded a grant to Brianna Keefe- has combined his elite sports Oates, originally from performance coach experiEncinitas, to support her vol- ence and with an Olympic unteer work in the Dominican athlete training approach to Republic. This grant will fund create EZIA. For information, call a regional volleyball tournament for girls from rural vil- (760) 635-1200. lages in the Dominican as cleansing or calming the body. Most of these drinks are nothing more than glorified sugar drinks. However, there is one company that delivers enough active ingredients in the beverage to make a difference—Function Drinks™. Function Drinks are physician-developed and 100 percent natural. (Please note that some of the drinks are not designed for children

because they may contain caffeine). So take a look at your fridge. And start the process of eliminating those unhealthy drinks and stocking some healthy ones. Your body will thank you. Janet Little is the nutritionist for Henry’s Farmers Market. She has more than 20 years of experience in the health food industry.

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FIREPLACE TOOL SET Unused, black iron, $25. (760) 496-8936.

GOLF BALLS name brands, top condition, squeaky clean, have hundreds at.25 cents each. (760) 436-9933

Furniture BEDROOM SET Walnut, 1950’s vintage, 9-drawer dresser, large mirror, head & foot-board bed, mint condition, $150. (760) 434-3741. OCCASIONAL CABINETS Wood, Retro, 23” X 28” hand decorated pair, $130. (760) 643-1945 WALNUT DRESSER Beautiful, 62” long X 19” wide, 31” high. Large mirror, 9 drawers, excellent condition, $100. (760) 434-3741 DISPLAY UNITS glass shelves, mirrored back, cabinet, pair, $150. (760) 643-1945 SWEDA RETREAT JEROMES MATTRESS box/ headboard, like new king $500 (760) 942-7054

Miscellaneous 15 GALLON PLANTS Loquot, black pines, aloe vera, macadamia nut, crown-of-thorns, jade, fan palm. $35. each. (760) 436-6604. 2 LADIES LEATHER JACKETS one black, one tan suede, medium size, good condition, $20. each. (760) 4968936 3 MINIATURE LAUGHING BUDAS Hand carved, red, 2” tall, different postures, $15. (760) 599-9141. AFGANS Two - handmade, one brown, beigh, blue, white, 54” W X 70” L, new, $20; one baby afgan, soft variegated colors, 34” W X 36” L, $10. (760) 599-9141. ARTIST PRINT GORMAN - Santa Fe Art 1995 print - Laroja. Indian woman with chili peppers, framed, 32” W X 27” L, $38. (760) 599-9141

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

AUTO COOL FAN, NIB As seen on tv solar powered ventilation system, $15 (760) 599-7219

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

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Financial Svcs. 310

TWO AUDIO CD’S The Second City, backstage at the world’s greatest comedy theatre, with rare and never before heard comedy, $25. (760) 4369933.

COFFEE MAKER 18-cup green coffee maker, Gevalia, like new, $8. (760) 599-9141

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CLOTHESLINE Portable, goes around, folds up, good condition, $35. (760) 643-1945

Appliances

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FIREWOOD firewood split & seasoned, multiple kinds of wood delivered, stacking avail. (760) 942-7430 FIREWOOD FOR SALE For Home or Camping. Three differant types of Wood. U-Pick -Up or We”ll Deliver. No order to small (760) 727-7404 GARDENING ITEMS Hose reels, one wall hung & one mobile, Rainbird controller, terracotta poots & saucers, rescalloped stone borders, garden butterflies, all for $30. (760) 944-6460 GIRLS BICYCLE Brand name, “The Giant”, 24”, 16-speed, shifters on the handlebars, brakes, $65. OBO. (760) 942-7430 HEEL SUPPORTS Boxed & new, 3/4” in length, size for men (6-7), size for women (7-8), $10. (760) 944-6460 HOOVER STEAM VAC carpet & floor cleaner, Sears price, $239, my price, $149., never used. (760) 729-6044

LADIES BIKE Beach Cruiser, sky blue, big whilte wall tires, almost brand new, $125. (615) 598-6535. LADIES SNOWBOARDING JACKET Excellent condition, size medium, blue & gray color, $40. (760) 496-8936

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

Misc. Services 350

SNOWBOARDS Two snow boards w/boots 150.00 each (760)685-8222

HANDYMAN Carpentry, painting, remodeling, 25+ years, good rates. (760) 942-3689

WET SUITS $15 each, different sizes and styles, full & spring, 6 suits for $60. (760) 942-7430.

Items Wanted JACK DANIELS Collector looking for old jd or lem motlow bottles and advertising items. Up to $149 each (760) 630-2480

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HOT box of fifty hot wheels in original packaging. random models. $40 (760) 726-8491 MASSAGE SHOW E R H E A D N E W Earth Massage Showerhead, new, 1.5 GPM; $10 (760) 599-7219 OLD COOKBOOKS Betty Crocker, Crisco, Czech Cooking, $5 each. Vintage egg beater, $8. (760) 5999141 ORECK Lightweight vacuum, the hotel standard. Signature Series, recently serviced new brush, inc. extra belt and 4 bags. Dark Red, $65. (760) 529-0862 Oceanside PANASONIC 18” Panasonic tv, black ($30) Technics casett player($20) Sonny fm/am receiver ($20) (760) 721-8250 PLASTIC POTS Various sizes, good condition, all for $12 OBO. (760) 9446460 RAILROAD TIES Approximately 35, free. You haul. (760) 643-1945 REVO SUNGLASSES Made in Italy, frame #973/007, like new, excellent condition, selection of various cases, $100. (760) 944-6460

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Misc. Services 350

Real Estate 700

Automotive 900

Custom Services

Mobilehomes

Cars

Troy’s Ornamental IRON CRAFT • Grates • Stairs • Railings

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

2008 VW JETTA SE Automatic, VW Certified, 16k, like new, VIN #007776, stock #3467, only $17,995. (760) 7536256

Balconies • Fences • Automation License #871928

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Personal Svcs. 375

MASSAGE

Automotive 900 Cars

9am to 9pm

1985 NISSAN 300 zx 2dr 5 spd, t-tops, new clutch, brakes, engine rebuilt. this classic will sell fast. $2995.00. Call Ted (760) 805-9247

Oriental massage, table shower & shampoo, Jacuzzi

1993 FORD TAURUS $1,000 OBO. Good condition. (760) 443-4350

Open 7 days

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760-743-1421

255 North Ash #107 Lic. #162163

Help Wanted 400 FOLK GUITAR TEACHER Or playing partner, willing to listen to my requests. (760) 633-9737.

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

Homes For Sale OWNER WILL CARRY!! 1359 Ahlrich Ave 92024. Open House Sun Nov. 8,15,22.1-4pm 3375 sqft. 4bed/4bath Singe Story! $1,250,000 (858) 583-2646

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

2007 HONDA ACCORD LX SEDAN 2.4l (33 mpg), automatic, medium blue w/ gray cloth, am/fm/cd, 6 airbags, all power, warranty. 26k miles. Only $13,950. (760)822-9418

2006 TOYOTA MATRIX Automatic, 21k, like new, VIN #529379, stock #25221, only $14,995. (760) 753-6256 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA LE SEDAN Automatic, 22k, Sunroof, VIN #Z799944, stock #3502, only $14,995. (760) 753-6256. 2006 TOYOTA MATRIX SPOR T WAGON Automatic, 21k, like new. VIN #592379, stock #25221, only $13,995. (760) 753-6256 2006 VW JETTA 2.5 SEDAN Automatic, 48k, like new. VIN #623581, stock #3489, only $13,995. (760) 753-6256. 2006 VW PASSAT 2.0 SEDAN Automatic, 36k, sunroof, VIN #149956, stock #3506, only $16,995. (760) 753-6256. 2006 VW JETTA 2.5 Automatic, VW certified, 48k, VIN #623581, stock #3489, only $13,995. (760) 753-6256

MAZDA SPORT Miata 2 seater, black soft top with cover, 38K mi. (760) 2070073 $5,950.00 0B0

2005 VW JETTA 2.5 Automatic, sunroof, VW Certified, 46k, VIN #640470, Stock #3479, only $14,995. (760) 7536256.

1986 TOYOTA CAMRY LE 4-door, automatic transmission, ice cold A/ C, power everything, low mi, 85K miles, drives xlnt, $1,500. (760) 500-0772.

2007 VW JETTA 2.5 Automtic, Sunroof, VW certified, only 7k, stock #3513, only $17,995. (760) 753-6256

1979 FORD RANCHERO 390 motor, automatic, runs & drives great, $2,795 OBO. (760) 224-2020

2006 VW PASSAT 2.0 Automatic, sunroof, VW certified, 46k, VIN #051514, stock #3508, only $16,995. (760) 7536256

1996 BUICK SENTRY 4-dr, auto, ice cold A/C, power everything, low mileage, only 85,000 miles, excellent condition, $1,500. (760) 500-0772.

2007 TOYOTA MATRIX Automatic, 21k, VIN #592379, stock #25221, only $13,995. (760) 753-6256.

1985 NISSAN KING CAB PICKUP spd, stick shift, good cond, 208K mi, drives good, $1,600. (760) 216-7951 1992 OLDSMOBILE CUTLESS SIER RA 4-dr, automatic transmission, V-6, power everything, low mileage 8,900, drives good, $1,600. (760) 216-7951 1988 TOYOTA CAMRY LE 4-door, 189,000 miles, drives good, all power, $1,400. (760) 216-7951 1991 GEO PRIZIM 4-door hatchback, 5-speed stick shift, new clutch, 118,000K miles, good condition, drives good, $1,700. (760) 807-5497 2005 VW JETTA 2.5 Automatic, VW Certified, 53k, like new, VIN #610433, stock #3466, only $12,995. (760) 7536256. 2006 VW JETTA 2.5 Automatic, VW Certified, 48k, like new, VIN #623581, STOCK #3489, only $13,995. (760) 753-6256. 2007 VW JETTA WOLFSBURG Automatic, VW Certified, 11k, like new, VIN #192143, stock #3490, only $17,995. (760) 753-6256

Trucks/SUVs 1995 AZUZU TROOPER A-1 condition, full power, like new, low miles, $3,500 OBO. (858) 792-7131. CHEV/GMC 1996 Chev/Gmc SHORTBED, pickup, V8, automatic, A/C, bed cover, bed mat, Lowered, Alum Wheels, Alarm, Low Miles, etc, Carlsbad $7900. contact, 858-2485757 (858) 248-5757

Motorcycles 1985 HONDA SABRE 1100 (Mint) $1,200 OBO. (760) 757-9140 QUAD 2005 honda atv, xlt cond, orig owner, only 15 hr use, well maint, tuned & ready, $3500 obo, 760-6139031 1999 HONDA SHADOW VT1100D2 Ace, 18,000 miles, hate to sell. Great commuter, runs great. Free chatter box Inter-com system. Good price, $3,500. Call me, Dan (760) 271-5285.

CADNET CLASSIFIED ADS Adoption PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6292.

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

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

Business Opportunity ALL CASH VENDING! Do you earn $800/day? Local Vending routes. 25 machines + candy. $9,995. 1-800-8076485. (Void/SD,CT,MD) ATTENTION READERS: Earn money from home processing mortgage assistance postcards. No advertising. Direct deposit available. References available. No gimmicks. 800-650-2090.

Electronics * REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! * - Get a 4-room, all-digital satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting under $20. Free Digital Video Recorders to new callers. So call now, 1800-795-3579.

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Health & Fitness VIAGRA Bailout Prices - Limited Time. $2.25 per pill - 40 pills $89.00. Hablamos Espanol!, Newhealthyman.com, 1-888735-4419.

Help Wanted WORK AT HOME. Government Jobs, data entry, clerical benefits. $12-$48 hr. FT/PT. Call 1-888-293-7370.

AWESOME CAREER. $20/hr/ $57K/yr, Postal jobs, Pd Training, Vac. Benefits. Call M-F, 8-5CST. 888-361-6551, Ext.1034 HELP WANTED! Home mailers needed! Easy work, unlimited income. FREE 24 hour information call 1-877-220-4470 MAKE $$$ AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK!!! WORK FROM HOME - Go to Income40.com, best program - FREE Video. Earn Great $$$ as early as NEXT WEEK! Find out how at www.Income40.com

Miscellaneous For Sale GET DISH - FREE INSTALLATION $19.99/mo. HBO & Showtime FREE Over 50 HD Channels FREE. Lowest prices - No Equipment to buy! Call now for full details. 1-877-554-2014.

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NANI CLASSIFIED ADS Auto Donations

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DONATE A CAR TODAY To Help Children And Their Families Suffering From Cancer. Free Towing. Tax Deductible. Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Inc. www.ccfoa.org 1-800-469-8593

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Autos Wanted AAAA** DONATION Donate Your Car, Boat or Real Estate, IRS Tax Deductible, Free Pick-Up/Tow Any Model/Condition Help Under Privileged Children. Outreach Center. 1-800-928-7566

Business Opportunity

Miscellaneous ADT, FREE Home Security System! ($850 Value) Purchase Monitoring Services & $99 Activation. That's It! PLUS Remote & Panic Alert FREE. 1866-702-7076. AIRLINE MECHANIC: Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 866-453-6204.

Real Estate HOMES FROM $199/MO! 1-4 Bedrooms avail from $199/mo! For listings call 800401-3750. ***FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGS*** OVER 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now 800-250-2043. 20 ACRES LAND FORECLOSURES! Near Booming ElPaso, Texas. Now $12,856, was $16,900. $0 Down.Take over $159/mo payment. No credit checks/ owner financing. 1-800-755-8953, www.texaslandforeclosures.net

Time Shares

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Financial Services

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Reader Advisory: the National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the following classifieds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it s illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. 800 numbers may or may not reach Canada.

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SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

MONTY by Jim Meddick

ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson

THE GRIZZWELLS by Bill Schorr

COW & BOY by Mark Leiknes

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Normally, it’s not a good idea to offer advice when it isn’t solicited. However, if you have a good suggestion that will help a confused friend, don’t hesitate to speak up. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You’re inclined to use your brain more effectively than your brawn, so when it comes to involvements with others, try to be one of the thinkers. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — When placed in the position of having to make a critical decision between two alternatives of equal value, let experience be your guide. Allow lessons from the past to influence your judgment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A nagging misunderstanding with a fellow worker can be resolved if you take the time to do so. Bring the matter out in the open without demeaning anyone, and work things out. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — A recreational break shouldn’t be classified as a frivolous pursuit. In fact, one might be necessary in order to acquire a healthy release from tensions that have built up during the past week. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Chances are you will have to deal

with some kind of domestic issue, but it won’t necessarily be a problem unless you make it so. Handle things logically; don’t let emotion enter the picture. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — If you have a choice, work on projects that require more mental attributes than physical ones. Imparting or applying knowledge is a strong suit, making you adept at problem solving. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Let your sharp wit discover the best way to improvise means of deriving a material advantage over a competitor. If you apply yourself in financial dealings, you can go one better. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You may not like it, but you have the ability to juggle complex arrangements simultaneously and do a good job with each. This attribute will serve you well. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — When involved in a work-related group endeavor, try to keep a low profile. While others are grandstanding or wasting time competing for attention, you’ll be accomplishing things. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Because it’s the end of a hectic workweek, a change of pace might be in order. Get together with friends or companions who are also seeking to “break away.” LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t hesitate to use your leadership qualities to circumvent and override obstacles in the way of fulfilling a personal goal. Others will do your bidding and help you out.

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BRAND NEW ESTATE! $7,495,000 Custom home with 5 bedroom suites, 2 bedroom casita, theatre, game room, wine cellar, vintage beams, room to park 8 cars and sliding doors for indoor/outdoor living. Exquisite craftsmanship!

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COVENANT HORSE TRAILS! $5,995,000 TO $6,450,000 Meticulously maintained gated estate with 6 bedroom suites. Open floor plan with the master and 3 other bedrooms on the main level, chef 's kitchen, mahogany paneled office, travertine floors, large guesthouse on 2.95 acres. Call today for your private showing! www.18202ViaDeSueno.com

LUXURY AND QUALITY! $3,995,000 Spacious and open and lives like a single-level home! 5 bedroom suites, gourmet kitchen opening to the family room, gorgeous office, travertine floors, pool, spa & room for the kids to play. This gated estate is the perfect family home!

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