Rancho Santa Fe News, Oct 22, 2010

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VOL. 6, NO. 22

OCT. 22, 2010


Tracker investigates mountain lion trail


A Ranch resident’s documentary tells the story of The Battle of B1 Outpost Harry


By Patty McCormac

Two suspects have been arrested in the Rancho Santa Fe Bank of A3 America robbery

RANCHO SANTA FE — The sighting of a mountain lion in the village of Rancho Santa Fe was still on the minds of Association members at its Oct. 7 meeting. “Any word on the mountain lion?” asked Deb Plummer, board member. Administrator Ivan Holler said he and Chief Matt Wellhouser of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol called UC Davis, who sent a tracker to determine if there had indeed been a mountain lion in the area. “We went out on one of the trails and he did ID prints


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Above, Horizon Prep third-grader AlliGrace Raymond shares a project with her grandpa, Charles V. Lindsay. Grandparents were cheered and honored at Horizon Prep’s Annual Grandparents Day on Oct. 13. Students made their own invitations and welcome signs and projects to make all the grandparents feel welcome. Grandparents joined their grandchildren in classrooms and a special family chapel. Left, Christel Schaniel and granddaughter. Courtesy photos

New light fixtures coming to the Ranch By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Association approved eight new plastic globe lights with a Spanish Colonial style to replace the current round pilaster-mounted lighted light fixtures currently at the parking lot on the southwest corner of La Flecha and Via De Santa Fe. The lights are at the entry and exits to the post office and market parking lot on a property owned by the Woolley family. Each of the eight entrances requires a sign that warns against towing if a vehicle is parked there illegally. Patricia Woolley told the board she knows the signs are horrible, but required by law. She said the new signs that will go up with the new light fixtures are much more attractive.

WARNING SIGNS New warning signs will be posted along with the new ornamental light fixtures at the market and post office. Photo by Patty McCormac

Steve Shillington, who was representing the Woolley family at the meeting, said the signs became necessary

several years ago, when a landscaping truck with a large sign kept parking in the parking lot, almost seem-

Association votes to keep assessments the same By Patty McCormac

ingly taking up residence there. The owner of the truck was asked several times to move his rig, but to no avail. As a result, the owners of the property had the rig towed which brought a lawsuit down on the Woolleys. To avoid such troubles in the future, it was suggested to them to post the limitations of the parking lot. The state requires such signs to be large, plain and attached to each opening in the parking lot. “It seems so un-Rancho Santa Fe-ish,” said board member Jack Queen. Patricia Woolley agreed and said that everyone else is cordial and they have never had any trouble from anyone other than this particular party. In a presentation given

RANCHO SANTA FE — Discussions about lowering the assessment rate for open space became emotional at the Oct. 7 Association meeting. Members of the finance committee challenged the 2010-2011 budget, asking the board to lower the assessment rate from 3 cents per $100 property value to 1 cent because they feel if the board has the money, it will spend it and the tough financial times require some belt-tightening. The majority of the board members believe the assessment should stay as is until they can get a reading on how important open space is to the community. “Open space is a wellestablished priority of the community. Until we hear different, this (discussion) is out of place,” board member







VOL. 6, NO. 22

OCT. 22, 2010


Tracker investigates mountain lion trail


A Ranch resident’s documentary tells the story of The Battle of B1 Outpost Harry


By Patty McCormac

Two suspects have been arrested in the Rancho Santa Fe Bank of A3 America robbery

RANCHO SANTA FE — The sighting of a mountain lion in the village of Rancho Santa Fe was still on the minds of Association members at its Oct. 7 meeting. “Any word on the mountain lion?” asked Deb Plummer, board member. Administrator Ivan Holler said he and Chief Matt Wellhouser of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol called UC Davis, who sent a tracker to determine if there had indeed been a mountain lion in the area. “We went out on one of the trails and he did ID prints


The RSF Library Guild holds activities to encourage people to B4 keep on reading



Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . B12 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . . B14 Consumer Reports . . . . A14 Crossword . . . . . . . . . . B14 Crime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 Eye on the Coast . . . . . . A4 Frugal Living . . . . . . . . B4 Hit the Road . . . . . . . . . A7 Hot Off The Block . . . . . . A7 Lick the Plate . . . . . . . . A13 Machel’s Ranch . . . . . . A15 Odd Files . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 Pet of the Week . . . . . . . B3 Ranch History . . . . . . . . B6 Ranch Profile . . . . . . . . . B4 Second Opinion . . . . . . A14 Small Talk . . . . . . . . . . . B1 Taste of Wine . . . . . . . . . B3 Who’s News? . . . . . . . . . A6

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Above, Horizon Prep third-grader AlliGrace Raymond shares a project with her grandpa, Charles V. Lindsay. Grandparents were cheered and honored at Horizon Prep’s Annual Grandparents Day on Oct. 13. Students made their own invitations and welcome signs and projects to make all the grandparents feel welcome. Grandparents joined their grandchildren in classrooms and a special family chapel. Left, Christel Schaniel and granddaughter. Courtesy photos

New light fixtures coming to the Ranch By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Association approved eight new plastic globe lights with a Spanish Colonial style to replace the current round pilaster-mounted lighted light fixtures currently at the parking lot on the southwest corner of La Flecha and Via De Santa Fe. The lights are at the entry and exits to the post office and market parking lot on a property owned by the Woolley family. Each of the eight entrances requires a sign that warns against towing if a vehicle is parked there illegally. Patricia Woolley told the board she knows the signs are horrible, but required by law. She said the new signs that will go up with the new light fixtures are much more attractive.

WARNING SIGNS New warning signs will be posted along with the new ornamental light fixtures at the market and post office. Photo by Patty McCormac

Steve Shillington, who was representing the Woolley family at the meeting, said the signs became necessary

several years ago, when a landscaping truck with a large sign kept parking in the parking lot, almost seem-

Association votes to keep assessments the same By Patty McCormac

ingly taking up residence there. The owner of the truck was asked several times to move his rig, but to no avail. As a result, the owners of the property had the rig towed which brought a lawsuit down on the Woolleys. To avoid such troubles in the future, it was suggested to them to post the limitations of the parking lot. The state requires such signs to be large, plain and attached to each opening in the parking lot. “It seems so un-Rancho Santa Fe-ish,” said board member Jack Queen. Patricia Woolley agreed and said that everyone else is cordial and they have never had any trouble from anyone other than this particular party. In a presentation given

RANCHO SANTA FE — Discussions about lowering the assessment rate for open space became emotional at the Oct. 7 Association meeting. Members of the finance committee challenged the 2010-2011 budget, asking the board to lower the assessment rate from 3 cents per $100 property value to 1 cent because they feel if the board has the money, it will spend it and the tough financial times require some belt-tightening. The majority of the board members believe the assessment should stay as is until they can get a reading on how important open space is to the community. “Open space is a wellestablished priority of the community. Until we hear different, this (discussion) is out of place,” board member




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OCT. 22, 2010


Arrests made in Ranch bank robbery


LEAD STORY — David Winkelman, 48, was arrested in Davenport, Iowa, in September on a misdemeanor warrant, still sporting “The Tattoo.” In late 2000, Winkelman, reacting to a radio “contest,” had his forehead inked with the logo of radio station KORB, “93 Rock,” because he had heard on-air personalities “offer” $100,000 to anyone who would do it. Winkelman had the tattoo done before checking, however, and the disk jockeys later informed him that the “contest” was a joke. (Winkelman filed a lawsuit against the station, but it was dismissed. Ten years later, the “93 Rock” format has expired, but Winkelman’s forehead remains busily tattooed.)

Government in Action! — For most of 2010, California’s dysfunctional legislature could find no acceptable tax increases or spending cuts to keep the state from going broke, and only in October did it manage to cobble together enough pie-in-the-sky bookkeeping tricks to create the illusion of a balanced budget. Nonetheless, the legislature has been busy. It created a “Motorcycle Awareness Month” and a “Cuss Free Week,” considered changing the official state rock, and made it illegal to use non-California cows in the state’s marketing materials (a decision that entailed five committee votes and exhausted eight legislative analyses, according to a September Wall Street Journal report). — At a U.S. Senate committee grilling in September, the head of enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission admitted that not a single agency staff member has been fired or demoted over the multiple missed signals handed to them in some cases 11 years before the Ponzi schemes of Bernard Madoff and R. Allen Stanford were uncovered. Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut said it appeared that “one side of the agency was screaming that there was a fire,” but the other side of the agency demurred because putting it out would have been hard work. — The Prudential Financial corporation, holder of life insurance contracts on U.S. troops, modified the standard payout method in 1999 — by encouraging beneficiaries to take not lump sums but “checking accounts” on which survivors could draw down proceeds “as needed.” Though this arrangement obviously benefited Prudential, it was unclear to Bloomberg News (which broke the story in September 2010) why the TURN TO ODD FILES ON A13

By Shelli DeRobertis

HAVING A VOICE Jessica Arenas, Lexi Escalona and Daniela Meuse, all seniors at Rancho Buena Vista High School, help raise awareness to stop human trafficking. Photo by Promise Yee

Amnesty International walk lights up night By Promise Yee

OCEANSIDE — More than 700 gathered at the Pier Amphitheater for the Amnesty International candlelight walk on Oct. 17. This year’s walk brought attention to human trafficking and ongoing efforts to stop it. More than 300 supporters of the awareness march were students from Rancho Buena Vista High School who were putting in community participation hours. “It’s the one they talk about all year,” Elsie Aquire-Simpson, a Rancho Buena Vista teacher, said. “They are at that age where they’re seeing the world for what it is and maybe find solutions for it.” An estimated 27 million people around the world are presently living in forced slavery and prostitution. Many are women and girls. “I think people need to be aware of the human trafficking here and around Vista,” Natalie Vogt, a senior at Rancho Buena Vista High School, said. “We need to spread the awareness.” The crime of human trafficking is close to home. San Diego is labeled a “High SHEDDING LIGHT Natalie Vogt, a senior at Rancho Buena Vista Intensity Child Prostitution High School, lights candles for the Amnesty International vigil walk. Photo by Promise Yee Area” by the FBI. Locally

there are thousands of reported runaways who are vulnerable to being kidnapped and forced into prostitution. Local rescue efforts are overwhelmed with girls in need of rehabilitation. The lack of strong laws and high demand for prostitution makes the burden great. “We’re definitely asleep at the wheel,” Phil Ludwig, CEO of Teen Rescue, said. “This needs to be attacked with laws against prostitution. I believe trafficking can be stopped in this country. Enough of this, our daughters are being brutality victimized.” Teen Rescue of San Diego and Orange Counties serves 200 girls in its livein rehabilitation facility. “Before us there was nothing available for these girls,” Ludwig said. “Prostitution is not a victimless crime. Even if a prostitute is over 21, she was recruited at 14 or 15. They don’t know any other life and depend on their slaveholder. On average, they have a seven- to 10-year life expectancy.” Financial support for TURN TO WALK ON A16

City comes out against legalizing marijuana By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Solana Beach joined the growing list of Proposition 19 opponents after council members adopted a resolution at the Oct. 13 meeting stating the city does not support the measure to legalize various marijuana-related activities in the state. Most law enforcement agencies, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and several city councils, attorney associations and chambers of commerce are among the many organizations that have taken a stand against the initiative. The League of California Cities opposes Proposition 19 based on concerns about the potential increase in crime and an unsatisfactory experience with medical marijuana

implementation. The San Diego County board of supervisors called the measure “poorly written and dangerous.” The request to oppose the proposition came from the San Dieguito Alliance for a Drug Free Youth. “Those of us who serve young people are gravely concerned about adding yet another drug to this arsenal of harm that teens can experience in their choice making,” Judi Strang, the organization’s executive director, said. According to one study, 77 percent of youngsters in adolescent treatment programs in San Diego County indicated marijuana is their first drug of choice, Strang said. An annual survey by the San Diego Association of

Governments reveals that onethird of adult arrestees are under the influence of marijuana at the time of their arrest, she said. “For the arrestees interviewed here, marijuana was the first substance used by many, starting about two to three years earlier than binge drinking, on average,” Strang read from the report. “Early use of marijuana, before the age of 14, was related to other drug use later in life. “In the prevention community, research tells us that two things that drive the choice to use alcohol, tobacco and drugs are the availability and the perception of harm,” she said. “We are concerned that Prop. 19 will increase the availability of marijuana and decrease the perception of

harm.” If passed during the Nov. 2 election, the proposition would allow local governments to regulate and tax the commercial production, distribution and sale of marijuana. It would also permit people 21 and older to possess, cultivate or transport the drug for personal use. It would prohibit people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, using it in public or smoking it while minors are present. Selling it would remain illegal under federal law. Supporting the measure are the cities of Oakland and Berkeley, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and San Diego, the California NAACP and a handful of labor unions.

RANCHO SANTA FE — Two arrests were made Oct. 8 shortly after a Bank of America was robbed, and one of the suspects has been identified as Oscar Omar Maldonado, 20, who was wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with the Sept. 30 robbery of the San Marcos Wells Fargo Bank on Woodland Parkway, which is inside of an Albertsons grocery store. Details about the Wells Fargo robbery were previously released by the FBI, and included pictures from bank video surveillance of a man who wore sunglasses and a hat and had a bank note in his hand. At about noon on Oct. 8, a robber used a demand note to steal money from the Bank of America at Avenida De Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe, according to officials. That same day, San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Maldonado on suspicion of robbing three banks, including the Rancho Santa Fe bank, the San Marcos Wells Fargo Bank on Sept. 30 and a San Marcos U.S. Bank on Sept. 25, according to the FBI. Luis Cueva, 32, was also arrested Oct. 8 as a suspected participant in the Rancho Santa Fe bank robbery, according to the FBI. Both men were arraigned Oct. 13 in the Vista Courthouse. “Suspects don’t respect city and county boundaries,” said Capt. Don Crist of the county sheriff’s public affairs department. Crist said that the FBI did a lot of work leading to these two arrests. Some of the methods used in investigating a bank robbery include comparing the height and weight of the suspect and if they said a certain thing at the window, Crist said. “We look at all other recent bank robberies with a similar method of operation,” he said. The FBI is also investigating a June 7, 2010, robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank inside a Solana Beach Vons grocery store, according to Darrell Foxworth of the San Diego FBI. Foxworth encourages anyone with information related to the June robbery or any of the above robberies to call the FBI at (858) 565-1255.



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Don’t blame it on the alcohol By Leticia Robles

Hip hop artists Jamie Foxx and T-Pain performed their No. 1 billboard single “Blame It” at the 2010 Grammy Music Awards and won this year’s Grammy for best duo performance. The chorus, “blame it on the alcohol,” blatantly illustrates a casually accepted perception of binge drinking. The body of the song sexualizes alcohol and speaks of a man encouraging a woman to consume alcohol until she loses her inhibitions about having sex with him. The hugely popular song identifies a change of community norms and social acceptability in American culture that parents need to pay attention to. This irresponsible message is just one of many shaping the way youth perceive alcohol. Young people are bombarded with alcohol messaging at every turn. From music and movies to billboards and magazine ads, alcohol is being packaged as something fun, sexy and harmless. Who is in charge of drawing the line? What role should adults take when it comes to keeping kids safe from the risks associated with alcohol? Adults, and especially parents, are the first line of defense for preventing underage drinking. Essential to effective prevention is knowing how teenagers are getting alcohol and where they are drinking it. In a recent

2009-2010 youth alcohol survey administered by the North Coastal Prevention Coalition, or NCPC, and Vista Community Clinic, nearly 1,000 responses were collected from youth (under 21) and adults. The results of the survey are clear: both youth and adults overwhelming reported that teens in North County are drinking at house parties and getting their alcohol from adults. Adding to this problem, only 42 percent of parents report setting clear rules about alcohol with their children, and only 24 percent say they follow through with some form of discipline if these rules are broken. The North Coastal Prevention Youth Coalition, or NCPYC, a program of NCPC, is working to raise community awareness about the dangerous consequences of underage drinking. This summer NCPYC launched the Youth Voice Project, which ran from the beginning of August through Labor Day weekend. This project focused on sending a strong message from youth to adults, urging them to do their part to prevent underage drinking by never providing alcohol to minors. NCPYC members created signs to display in local grocery store aisles with photos of themselves, and warnings in TURN TO BLAME ON A16

Seeking Community Commentaries As a community newspaper, our readers are our news. We would like to open the opportunity for you to write a Community Commentary to run on our Op Ed pages. We are looking for submissions 500 to 700 words, in a first person voice, that explore an issue or idea rele-

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

Messing with political signs is a crime Considered personal property Removing legal political signs, defacing them, or just messing with them is a crime that can be prosecuted. In 2008 a Parks and Rec employee in C’bad was found guilty and suffered dire consequences. In addition to a fine and probation, the devoted volunteer subsequently resigned. Helps to take a pic of someone in the act. Consider the consequences if you are inclined to tamper with a candidate’s sign.

Calendars a plenty For the time being folks are finding lottsa calendars in their mail that are outnumbering personal address labels. Of course it’s suggested that you pony up a contribution for the calendar.

I-5 mania

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A superior court judge has ruled the state can’t eliminate two paid holidays on the state employee BILL schedule. These are Columbus Day ARBALLO and Lincoln’s Birthday. The judge ruled elimination of these holidays Eye on the Coast violated collective bargaining laws. ant. Solbeach has invited other More than 100,000 state workers cities to co-partner but so far no tak- represented by unions are affected. They will be paid for these days if ers. they worked on those days last year.

Business network announces awards New Encinitas Business Network that was formed a year ago has announced its first business and community leaders awards. Among them are Erik and Reece Jenson, of Contrast & PRN Physical Rehabilitation Network; Joe Steidl, Ad Zoo; Black Whale Lighting; Headlines for Hair; Fashion Swirl Boutique; Computer Troubleshooters; CFS Lending; and Discover Chiropractic & Wellness Center. Maureen Muir was named Educator of the Year.

With interest on the future I-5 expansion plans, a coppla cities have decided their interests should be researched by professionals who have the moxy to understand what it’s really all about. Solbeach was Surfside City OK’s bingo the first to set aside funds for this Electronic bingo will soon be purpose. O’side most recently has legal at Surfside Race Place and budgeted 80 grand to hire a consult- other city locations like Powerhouse Community Center but not at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, which is in a residential zoned area. Only Contact a Reporter bona fide no-profit organizations CARLSBAD can apply for an operating permit. It ALYX SARIOL asariol@coastnewsgroup.com will be on a two-year trial basis.

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C’bad park Alga Norte Park in C’bad that has been in the planning stage for a coppla years may finally move forward. Funding has been the principal development block. When completed it will include a skate park, competition and therapy pools, a dog park, a water slide, ball fields and playgrounds.

Sign spinners Folks who spin signs in Vista are exempt from a sign ordinance. The spinners were the subject of quite a ruckus in the business community when the city attempted to prohibit them. First Amendment right was one of the issues. Some merchants said they were good for their bizzness.

Build or lease? To build their own administration building, lease or purchase one has been on the agenda of Del Mar Union School District agenda. It must vacate its current offices in the Ninth Street Shores parcel now that the city will be completing purchase of it to develop it into a community park. However, the Winston School has a long-term agreement to remain. Revenue from the sale of the Balboa Avenue parcel by the city is sufficient to retire a $3.5 million mortgage it has with the district.

Roller derby There’s a growing interest in women’s roller derby competition throughout the country. Derby Dolls, now based at the fairgrounds, has been competing nationwide for several years and now plays on a TURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON A18

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OCT. 22, 2010

community Blues band wins Last Band Standing contest CALENDAR

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Celebrationworks will present the Seaside Open Stage Theatre Café at 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Seaside Center, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas. Theatre Cafe is a spontaneous, unrehearsed, experimental venue for performers to do whatever they wish. Reserve your space at celebrationworks@gmail.com. SUPPORT GROUP The Ostomy Support Group of North San Diego will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 22, Tri City Medical Center, Assembly Room 1, Lower Level, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside. The speaker will be the Tri City Hospital Auxiliary. Call (760) 724-1088 to learn more.

OCT. 23 DAR MEETING The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter DAR will host a free workshop for women over 18 years of age from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23, LDS Family History Center, 1310 Foothills Blvd., Vista. Sonja Itson, chapter registrar, will lead the workshop and guide potential members through the application process. Call her at (760) 9189033 to learn more. GET OUTSIDE The Anstine Audubon Nature Preserve will hold its annual festival and open house form 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 2437 Hutchison St., Vista. The event will feature a variety of activities and presentations for the young and young at heart. RSVP with Becky Wilbanks at (760) 2951548 or at beckywilbanks@cox.net.



Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23. Robert Kopfstein, president of the San Diego Bromeliad Society, will lead the presentation. Guests are welcome. Call (858) 755-6570 for meeting location and directions. SOCTOBERFEST! Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer will present Soctoberfest: Beer, Brat and Bretzel from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 23, Cielo Club. The event will benefit the club’s Academy and Attack programs. Tickets to Soctoberfest TURN TO CALENDAR ON A18

PALA — Twice As Good, the father/son blues duo of father Richard James Steward and son, Paul Anthony Steward, and the 2XG band, including Jahon Pride on drums and Julius Johnson on bass won the $15,000 first prize Oct. 9 in Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s Last Band Standing Competition. Two Temecula bands, Buzz Campbell and Hot Rod Lincoln and Old School, finished second and third, respectively. It was Twice As Good’s second major win this year in California band contests. In March, the band won the “Best New Blues Band” Award from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame in Oakland. “Their stage presence and the lead singer’s (Paul Anthony Steward) voice just radiated the blues. All three of us agreed they performed

LAST BAND STANDING From left, Event Coordinator Gail Zigler and record producer for Brawner Music in Los Angeles judge Jason Brawner congratulate Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s Last Band Standing competition winners, blues band Twice As Good, which includes drummer Jahon Pride, bass player Julius Johnson, Paul Anthony Steward and Richard James Steward, joined by judge Mike Davidson, vice president of Just Cruizin’ Entertainment in Lake Elsinore. Courtesy photo

Applicants sought for grant program By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Applications with temporarily revised guidelines are currently being accepted for the 2010-2011 Community Grant Program, which provides funding to nonprofit, community-based, nongovernmental groups that serve Solana Beach and its residents. This year priority will be given to nonprofit organizations that provide services and goods “to Solana Beach groups or individuals with special economic needs that are not being met in the economic environment,” according to the staff report. That includes agencies “unable to serve these populations in need” because funding has been reduced or eliminated. Since 2004, the city has awarded $25,000 annually for the grant program. This year the amount was reduced to $22,500, which includes $5,000 each from Coast Waste Management and EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, the city’s two waste haulers. The grant process was expected to begin at the Sept. 22 meeting, but council

members were hesitant to spend the $12,500 the city budgeted for the program because a fiscal emergency has been declared. While Councilwoman Lesa Heebner shared her colleagues’ concerns, she said that given the current economy, many organizations need the financial assistance now more than ever, especially those that help the underserved. She and Councilman Mike Nichols worked to modify the guidelines that were presented and adopted at the Oct. 13 meeting. The city is required to allocate the $10,000 from the two waste haulers. Additional funds, if any, granted by the city will depend on the applications received. Noting that he still has concerns about spending city money, Councilman Joe

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best. Their performance of Muddy Waters’ ‘Got My Mojo Workin’ was dead on. They capture the real essence of Southern blues,” said judge Mike Davidson, the vice president of Just Cruizin’ Entertainment in Lake Elsinore. Jason Brawner, a record producer with Brawner Music in Los Angeles and Gail Zigler, the administrative assistant and event coordinator for the city of Temecula, also were judges. “All 10 finalists were excellent performers,” Davidson said. “But, Hot Rod Lincoln’s stand-up bass player was terrific and you got a true Buddy Holly feel from the lead singer. It also was the first time we had seen anyone play a cardboard box.” In addition to the winners, the other participants included The Fabulous Pelicans of Carlsbad.


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Kellejian said he will be “very, very critical.” Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 10 at City Hall, 635 S. Coast Highway 101. Council will hold a public review Nov. 17. Grant recipients will be announced Dec. 8. When possible, applicants are encouraged to form partnerships with other funding organizations. Projects

for which grants are given must be completed between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31, 2011. A budget, financial reports and receipts will be required. For a list of other criteria, visit the city website at www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us. Last year eight organizations received grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. They included the Community Resource Center, North Coast

Repertory Theatre, the Solana Beach Community Sing-along and Buddy Bowl Inc., which planned to use the funds to build a community garden at Skyline Elementary School. Mayor Tom Campbell did not support the distribution because North Coast Rep and Buddy Bowl were seeking funds for programs that did not help the less fortunate.


OCT. 22, 2010


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SOLANA BEACH — As the city works to replace retiring City Manager David Ott, council members approved an agreement that will allow Ott to continue in his job as an interim employee for six months beginning Jan. 1. The contract can be extended twice for up to 180 days each,meaning Ott could remain in the position until the middle of 2012. At the Sept. 22 meeting, Ott announced that after seven years he was stepping down as Dec. 30. At the time he said he “would be happy to help” the city during the transition process. The move to extend his contract is expected to save the city approximately $84,000 because Ott will not receive retirement, medical or dental benefits. Under the new contract, Ott will be paid $78 an hour. He will also receive a monthly car and cell phone allowance of $450 and $50, respectively. As an at-will employee, Ott cannot accrue any other benefits generally available to city employees, such as paid vacation and sick time. According to the staff report, the council is “unanimous in its desire to continue working” with Ott because of his “unique knowledge and experience working” with the city and its ongoing projects. The new contract was approved as part of the consent calendar during the Oct. 13 meeting. Items listed on the consent calendar are adopted in a single action unless pulled for discussion prior to the vote by a member of the public or City Council. No such request was made.

Chancellor’s medal RANCHO SANTA FE — Pauline Foster, Audrey Geisel, Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Jerome and Miriam Katzin, and Ernest and Evelyn Rady have been named to receive UCSD Chancellor’s Medals on Nov. 13 to recognize their outstanding service to UC San Diego and the community. The recipients will be honored at a Nov. 13 dinner in celebration of the university’s 50th anniversary.

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BEST WRITERS Horizon Prep’s Fall Author’s Tea honorees included, from left, front row, Molly Dypvik, Brody Schippa, Caleb Armendariz, Yaryn Choi and Daniel Bailey; from left, second row Corey Telfer, Cooper Whitton, Lindsay Raugh, Carmine DeRosa; and, from left, third row Nate Hougard, Ciera Remy, Olivia Scafidi, Colby Mead and Cade Remy. One student is selected from each class for showing improvement or above-grade-level skill in writing. Courtesy photo

Tickets on sale for pre-holiday shopping benefit COAST CITIES — Tickets are now on sale for the San Diego Chapter of Childhelp 24th annual Holiday Fantasia fundraiser. The Polynesian-themed event will start at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. It will again offer holiday boutique shopping, with vendors

and artisans donating a percentage of their sales to support Childhelp. At noon, guests will enjoy a Polynesian lunch along with Hawaiian entertainment and a presentation of For the Love of a Child award. This year’s award goes to Don and Beth Bewley of Eufora International. The award is given each

year to a local San Diegan who has made a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children through generosity, time and hard work. Also a special Angel Award will be presented to foster parents Jamie and Kim Thomas. The afternoon will feature more shopping and opportunities to learn about the

work being done by Childhelp. Proceeds go directly to support the Village of Childhelp in Beaumont, the four group homes in Orange County and the 24-hour support National Hot line, (800) 422-4453. For tickets or information, contact Kurtina Chodorow at (858) 794-1775. Tickets are $95.

Woman struck by car in Rancho Santa Fe RANCHO SANTA FE — An unidentified 69-year-old woman was found lying in the street unresponsive after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Cancha de Golf and Via Valle Verde at about 4:20 p.m. Oct. 8. Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded and the patient was flown by San Diego Fire Department Copter 1 to Palomar Medical Center for the treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle, a male in his mid- to late-70s, was not injured. One fire engine and battalion chief from RSFFPD responded to the incident. They were assisted by one ambulance from San Diego Medical Services. California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the incident.

ENCINITAS — Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Total Woman Gym and Spa from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25, at 172 N. El Camino Real Blvd. Enjoy food, raffles, prizes, special offers, free Kids’ Club, spa, personal training and Pilates demonstrations.

Top teachers ENCINITAS — John Cotter, a third-grade teacher at Mission Estancia Elementary School and Pam Palmer, a second-grade teacher at Flora Vista Elementary School, have been honored by the Rotary Club of Encinitas as teachers of the month.

Science guy COAST CITIES — Anthony Livingston, a Carlsbad resident and a junior at High Tech High North County, has been named a Finalist for the Kavli Foundation Science Video Competition. His entry “Science is Cool — Where is Your Science Lab?” was chosen one of the best submitted nationwide and his video will be showcased as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24.

Solid college RANCHO SANTA FE — Lane Lerner, son of Kirsten and Michael Lerner of La Orilla in Rancho Santa Fe, recently began studies as a first-year student at Hamilton College. Lerner is a graduate of San Diego Jewish Academy.

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PICK A PET Above left, Chargers Fullback Mike Tolbert and his dog Tyson were on hand at Qualcomm Stadium for the San Diego “VIP” (Very Important Pet) kickoff Oct. 12 for the 12th annual Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive. Above right, Trisha Crawford, with Nala; from HWAC,Trisha St. George, with Simba; and Yadda,Yadda, Yadda with Susan L. Reeves, executive director, Westie Rescue Western States, gathered for the San Diego Iams 12th annual Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive kickoff Oct. 12 at Qualcomm Stadium. Courtesy photo

Author headlines luncheon COAST CITIES — Words Alive, a nonprofit literacy organization, will feature best-selling authors Elizabeth Berg and Robert Goolrick as its annual Authors’ Luncheon keynote speaker, beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 10, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The Authors’ Luncheon is the Words Alive signature annual fundraising event and benefits its literacy programs. The event opens at 10 a.m. with the Words Alive Market Place with vendors donating a percentage of the day’s sales to Words Alive. Both authors will greet fans and sign books from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and immediately after the luncheon ends, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $100 and include a signed copy of Berg’s latest work, “Last Time I Saw You.” Advance reservations are required. No tickets will be available at the door. “We are ecstatic to have Elizabeth Berg and Robert Goolrick speaking at this year’s event,” said Del Mar resident Ellen Mitgang, event chair and board member, Words Alive. “They are both insightful and entertaining speakers, as well as talented writers.” Berg has been the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including “Open House,” which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection in 2000. Her two novels “Durable Goods” and “Joy School” were selected as American Library Association Best Books of the Year, and “Talk Before Sleep” was short-listed for the American Bookseller’s Book of the Year award in 1996. Berg is also the author of a nonfiction work, “Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True.” Goolrick is the author of the memoir “The End of the World as We Know It” and his debut novel, “A Reliable Wife.” “I came back around to the pastime that had filled the days and nights of my childhood: telling complex anecdotes about the living and the dead. I think, when we read, we relish and devour remarkable voices, but these are, in the end, stories we remember,” Goolrick said. He currently lives and continues to write in a tiny town in Virginia in a great old farmhouse on a wide and serene river with his dog, whose name is Preacher. Founded in 1999, Words Alive is a nonprofit organization that helps underserved, low-income, at-risk children, teens and adults discover how books can add meaning to their lives. Instead of teaching TURN TO AUTHOR ON A18



OCT. 22, 2010


DIANA COOPER ENCINITAS I’m all for just letting businesses do business and giving them incentive and not taxing them.

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KEENA THOMAS CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA I don’t know about that proposition. I never like to say yes or no until I read the whole thing.

Do you support or oppose proposition 24?

MICHAEL MCGOWEN ENCINITAS I’d say let them stay (lower business taxes) because we need work.


M.J.F. RANCHO SANTA FE I’m against taxes. We’re run by corrupt governments, corrupt public officials. They over tax us. They spend the money without conscious and generally for the wrong purposes.

Canyon Crest tops in math CARMEL VALLEY — Canyon Crest Academy High School, in the San Dieguito Union School District, placed second in the 2010 Fall Startup Event, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing. After results from students across the nation were processed, several Canyon Crest Academy students received individual awards. In the ninth-grade division, Paolo Gentili and Brandon Zeng tied for second place, Catherine Wu was ninth, Eric Chen placed 11th, and Oliver Ren finished in 13th place. Thomas Swayze placed eighth in the 10thgrade division, Henry Maltby was seventh in the 11th-grade division, and Marco Gentili placed third in the 12th-grade division. Canyon Crest Academy will be participating in all five of National Assessment & Testing’s contests this year, including the 2010 Team Scramble on Nov. 4 and the 2010 Ciphering Time Trials on Dec. 9. Coach Brian Shay prepared students for the first major competition of the academic year, in which students worked furiously for 30 minutes, racing to answer 100 problems in a variety of mathematical topics.

Local man served, led community JAM SESSION Local bluegrass musicians gathered for an impromptu jam session in the parlor at the Hillsdale House Inn in historic Annapolis Royal on Nova Scotia’s northwest shore. Photo by Jerry Ondash

More adventures in Nova Scotia Lucky for us, a light rain ceased just as we whizzed past the “U-pick blueberries” sign, so we made a quick Uturn. The friendly caretaker gave us the Blueberry 101 course, including where to find the fat ones. Then we took our bucket into the bushes and began plucking. At $1.59 a pound, it was hard to restrain ourselves, but with no way to store the berries, we held to 2.5 pounds. Once in the car, we put a dent in our harvest. Later, we bought bowls of vanilla ice cream, dumped on the berries and voila! An exquisite treat we savored because we knew it may never come along again. For our three-day stay in the Annapolis Valley, we headquartered in Annapolis Royal at the Hillsdale House Inn, the town’s longest-serving inn (built in 1859; www.hillsdalehouseinn.ca). Owners Paul and Val Stackhouse are completing their fifth season with the bed and breakfast, and it is obviGRAVEYARD TOUR The popular Candlelight Graveyard Tour is conducted several times a week in this ous that their focus is on Sometimes it’s the little things about a vacation that you remember most, and here is one of mine: Nova Scotia E’LOUISE blueberries, right off the ONDASH bush. There are few things as Hit the Road delicious as freshly picked blueberries — something I’d Canadian province. I’m embarrassed to never tasted until a recent visit to this far-eastern admit I’d never even seen a

blueberry bush until the day my husband and I drove through the Annapolis Valley on Nova Scotia’s northwest shore. Designated the Harvest Highway to recognize agriculture’s contribution to the economy, Highway 101 is flanked by small farms, orchards, produce stands, vineyards and wineries.

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By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Charles “Chuck” Newton, a community advocate and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at his Del Mar home Sept. 30 with Dorothy, his wife of 67 years, by his side. He was 93. Chuck was born Sept. 1, 1917. He met Dorothy while attending high school in Glendale, Calif. They later married and had four sons. A graduate of the University of Missouri journalism school and a veteran of World War II, Chuck had a career in business communications, working in advertising,public relations,art direction, promotions and consulting. He was the founding editor of The Sandpiper, Del Mar’s community journal, and a community leader who volunteered for city boards and commissions. Chuck, who saved rainwater, also served as a director for the San Diego County Water Authority. “Chuck was a pro on water issues,” former Del Mar Mayor Bill Arballo said. He enjoyed reading, community theater, looking for a good creek to fish and working in his yard. Skilled TURN TO LED ON A18


OCT. 22, 2010


crime REPORT A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis A report for the week of Oct. 5, 2010 to Oct. 12, 2010

WAY BETTER Farr Better Spirits, a liquor store in Encinitas, was better off on Oct. 11 at 4:09 a.m. when a man was arrested for burglary and charged with nearly 125 counts of stolen liquor and cigarette items. FAKE FUNDS Pizza Port in Solana Beach became a fraud victim for circulating unauthorized paper money on Oct. 5. UNREAL A male suspect got away with passing a fake $100 bill at a Carlsbad Rite Aid on Oct. 7. He was spotted carrying a bag and leaving the store in a White Nissan Altima with tinted windows. 911, ON REDIAL A 911 operator in Carlsbad received a call from a caller who quickly hung up the phone. According to records, the call came from a woman who said her husband was out of town and that she was just putting the number in her phone in order to have it on redial in case she needed it during the night. PUMPING IRON A female weight trainer, 39, was arrested in Carlsbad on Oct. 5 and charged with domestic battery. FRAUD! A Solana Beach busi-

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ness owner reported on Oct. 7 that a fraud occurred in June when she was embezzled of more than $18,000. TOUCHÉ Some cash and the cash register were stolen from a Subway on Encinitas Boulevard at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 9.The cash register was valued at more money than the loss of cash. ADULT SUPERVISION Two people were arrested for furnishing a minor with a BB device on Oct. 7 at a college campus on Foothill Road in Vista. Another person was also arrested at the same time for possession of a weapon on a college campus; not a firearm. GEARING UP A juvenile was arrested in Vista for possession of burglary tools on West Los Angeles Drive, at 3:07 p.m. on Oct. 9. NOT VERY NICE A call alleging a cruelty to animal report for a Hilo Drive address was made in Vista on Oct. 11.

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Jason Derek Brown is wanted tion and has been known to frefor murder and armed robbery in quent nightclubs where he enjoys Phoenix, Ariz. During November of showing off his high-priced vehi2004, Brown allegedly shot and cles, boats, and other toys. He has killed an armored car guard outbeen described as possibly having side a movie theater and then fled bisexual tendencies. with the money. Brown has ties to California, Brown was born July 1, 1969, Arizona and Utah. Additionally, he in California. He is 5 feet 10 inches may be in the possession of a JASON BROWN tall and weighs about 180 pounds. Glock 9mm and a .45 caliber handBrown speaks fluent French and has a gun. The FBI is offering a reward of up to Masters Degree in International Business. He $100,000 for information leading directly to is an avid golfer, snowboarder, skier, and dirt the arrest of Brown. If you know of Brown’s biker. Brown enjoys being the center of atten- whereabouts, contact the nearest FBI office.

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Never attempt to arrest a fugitive yourself. These files should not be relied upon for any type of legal action. If the subject is a fugitive from our 10 Most Wanted page, e-mail San Diego Crime Stoppers or call their hot line at 888-580-TIPS 24 hours a day. For details, log on to www.sdsheriff.net/tmw. For warrant inquiries or information use the sheriff’s online Tip Form.

Shelli DeRobertis The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of Oct. 5, 2010 to Oct. 12, 2010.

SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 5, Burglary 8, Vandalism 5, Assault 0, Grand Theft 6, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft 3 ENCINITAS Petty Theft 2, Burglary 5, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 2 VISTA Petty Theft 5, Burglary 7, Vandalism 9, Assault 0, Grand Theft 3, Robbery 2,Vehicle Theft 3 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 4, Burglary 2, Vandalism 2, Assault 0, Grand Theft 3, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft 0 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 1, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft 0 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 0, Burglary 1, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0, Vehicle Theft 0

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101 enhancements roll on By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — After voting unanimously at an Oct. 4 meeting to participate in a long-term financing plan to fund improvements along Coast Highway 101, City Council directed staff to move forward with final design plans for phase one of the project. The city has been discussing plans to revitalize and enhance that roadway since 1996. During a series of public workshops and meetings, residents said their top priorities included wider sidewalks along the entire corridor, bike lanes on both sides of the highway, roundabouts and slower vehicle traffic.

Preliminary plans include all those elements as well as a proposal to add reverse-angle, back-in parking and reduce the north side of the roadway to one lane in some areas. As part of phase one, many of the center medians would be eliminated or reduced to accommodate additional bike lanes and wider sidewalks. If roundabouts are used as a traffic calming measure, they would not be installed until the next phase. Residents and city officials are hoping the changes will encourage people to visit the area and discourage drivers from using the approximately 1-mile stretch of Coast Highway as an alternative

SIGNS OF HOPE On the Monday following the Oct. 8 shooting, parent volunteer Terri Stewart helped tie green balloons and ribbons around the fence at Kelly Elementary School to signify hope. “We are taking back our school,” she said. Photo by Shelli DeRobertis

School shooting shakes community By Shelli DeRobertis

CARLSBAD — Little 8year-old Andy was eating his lunch in the cafeteria on Friday when he heard the first shot fired from a crazed gunman who blasted six bullets into the playground scattered with children at Kelly Elementary School at 4885 Kelly Drive. The gunfire caused injuries to two secondgrade girls, who were airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital with nonlife-threatening

wounds to their arms, according to Lt. Kelly Cain of the Carlsbad Police Department. The suspect is 41-year-old Brendan L. O’Rourke, who was arrested at 12:12 p.m., according to Carlsbad Police. No lives were lost to the horrific event that caused parents and community members to wait in anguish as the 450-student grade school was sent into lockdown mode for nearly three hours. Police units and crime scene tape barricaded the school and part of the quiet neighborhood on Kelly Drive. The fact that a gunman had jumped over the school’s fence and fired a lethal weapon into the playground was unexpected and unimaginable to parents, who clamored around the scene while waiting for updates and to scoop up their children and go home. “I can’t comprehend why someone would do that,” said Andy Fulenwider, who rushed home from work when his TURN TO SHOOTING ON A18

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OCT. 22, 2010


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VISTA — When it comes to those oldies but goodies, Mark W. Curran is a man on a mission. Since 2002, he has mounted a one-man campaign to keep the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s alive in the hearts and minds of anyone who will listen. “Shake Rattle and Roll: A 50s - 60s Celebration” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Avo Playhouse, 303 Main St. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.vistix online.com. When he first conceived a show that would incorporate the greatest hits of the 1950s

and 1960s into a colorful and unique tapestry of nostalgia, he was unsure there was enough of an audience to sustain it. But today, eight years later, the show called “Shake Rattle and Roll,” has become a regional hit in theaters across the Southland. “I wanted to create an exciting stage show that stayed true to the original arrangements and sound of the original hits, yet was a little zany and humorous,” said Curran, 51, who resembles Elvis Presley and actually plays him in the show. “Something that the performers as well as the audience could have fun with.” Along with longtime friend and musical director Tom Haney, who is also a guitarist and vocalist, the two set out to assemble the song lineup for the show. “It was harder to decide what to leave out than what to put in,” Curran said. The two formed the sixpiece ensemble they dubbed the Cruisin’ Oldies Showband that would “deliver the hits of the rock and roll era in a dynamic and powerful way,” Curran said. Along with bassist Rico Topazio, lead guitarist Ori Huberman and drummer Steve Kida, the two set to work crafting the script and song repertoire. Drawing on his stage experience as an actor and singer, Curran decided that incorporating various icons from the golden age of rock and roll would be necessary to pull it off. In the “Fabulous Fifties” part of Act One, the show introduces such luminaries as Elvis, Little Richard, Buddy

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Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison, among others. There is even a humorous send-up of the song “Summer Nights” from the stage show “Grease.” In Act Two, the “Swinging Sixties” are represented in such psychedelic flashbacks as “Incense and Peppermints,” pop ditties like “Doo Wah Diddy,” “Devil With A Blue Dress,” “Mony Mony,” “Satisfaction” and “I’m A Believer” with lots of pleasant surprises along the way. With the latest addition of keyboardist/vocalist Jeannie Austin, the show is able to bring a dynamic female presence to the stage show, further evident in her TURN TO ROCK ON A16


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Tourney Beach fundraiser goes a ‘fowl’ supports student athletes By Bianca Kaplanek

SAN MARCOS — Presented by Carlsbadbased TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Company and hosted by Cal State San Marcos Athletics and the Alumni Association, the third annual Cougar Scramble Golf Tournament will tee off Nov. 9 at The Crosby, 17102 Bing Crosby Blvd. in Rancho Santa Fe. The cost is $295 per player, or $1,000 for a team for four. Kicking off with shotgun start at 11 a.m., this year’s players will compete at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe, an 18hole, par-70 golf course designed by Fred Couple and Schmidt/Curley. In a scramble tournament, each player tees off at their respective hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. Once the best of the second shots is determined, all golfers play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. “The proceeds from this golf tournament will benefit student-athlete scholarships as well as the Alumni Endowed scholarship,” said CSUSM Associate Director of Athletics Jennifer Milo. “We faced a recent cut to our scholarship endowments, so the revenue generated from this tournament will go a long way in helping to provide a top notch education here at CSUSM for our deserving students.” Golfers may register as an individual for $295 or as a team of four at the discounted price of $1,000. Included in the participant fees are 18 holes of golf, golf cart, green fees, on-course lunch, gift bag, polo shirt, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction benefiting student scholarships. On-course contests will include closest to the pin, longest drive, and a hole-in-one challenge to win a car from Lexus of Escondido. Players will also have the opportunity to meet former PGA Tour pro John Schroeder on the course. For more information about sponsoring or playing in the third annual CSUSM Cougar Scramble to support student-athletes, contact Jennifer Milo at (760) 750-7108 or visit the Cougar Scramble website at www.csusm.edu/athletics/ images/events/cougar scramble/2010/cougarscra mble2010.html.

DEL MAR — Family fun, fiery food and a flock of featherless fowl highlighted the Rotary Club of Del Mar’s second annual Chili & Quackers Challenge held Oct. 2 in front of Powerhouse Park. With 10-year-old Gianna Gallo serving as the Duck Princess, the fundraiser featured a chili cook-off for restaurants and individuals, crazy hair designs, live Caribbean music and a 50/50 cash drawing worth about $250. The event culminated with Del Mar Lifeguards releasing 1,891 rubber ducks into the Pacific Ocean. The owners of the first 14 ducks to cross the finish line won prizes that included a flatscreen TV, an Apple iPad and iPods, artwork, diamond earrings and magnums from Duckhorn Wineries, of course. The cost to enter the chili cook-off was $50 for restaurants and $20 for individuals. Tastes were $1 each. Judging was based on aroma, consistency, red color, taste and after taste. Americana’s chipotle chili beat out Jimmy O’s and Via Capri II in the restaurant division. Di Holker’s Bewitchili, a winner in last year’s event, earned top honors among the 16 individual contestants, while Brian and Stephanie Grasso’s Chililicious won for best presentation. Rubber ducks were available for $10 for a single quack or in discounted packs that ranged from $25 for a quackers trio up to $100 for a flock of 20. Del Mar lifeguards emptied four buckets of ducks into the ocean. The rubber racers bobbed around for about five minutes before one good wave took them ashore, where everyone, including lifeguards with nets, collected them for reuse next year. Ducky Derby winners were Sue Silva, Gary Levitt, John Hayden, Dick Wheelock, Ryan Feartherson, Tracy Clippinger, Ron and Nancy

FOWL PLAY Above, beachgoers and Chili & Quackers attendees help retrieve rubber ducks as they come ashore. Left, with inflatable duck in hand, Dan Henderson, president of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, is ready to swim out and monitor the release of nearly 2,000 rubber ducks into the Pacific Ocean. Photos by Bianca Kaplanek

Stinson, Janet Handzel, Chris Vandewater, Saleh Hassanein, Niki Bradley, Pete Fernandez, Fernanda Rodriguez and John Sorenson. The event raised about $20,000 that will be used to fund various Rotary Club projects. Founded in 1954, the

Rotary Club of Del Mar has more than 80 active members and is one of 32,000 clubs worldwide. The group meets weekly at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. For more information or to join, e-mail info@delmarrotary.org or visit www.delmar rotary.org.

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ty that is also not seen often around these parts. He truly cares about the customer experience and it shows. We left our wine pairing to Mr. Barr throughout the evening and he nailed it. We started with a refreshing glass

COAST CITIES — MiraCosta College and the San Diego County Library have teamed up to present “Be Entertained! MiraCosta College Night at the Library,” a speaker/performance series featuring college faculty and staff. The first lecture will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Solana Beach Library, at 157 Stevens Ave., and the featured presenter will be MiraCosta theatre instructor Tracy Williams, who will address the topic, “The Actor’s Process.” Other speakers in the series are: — Aubrey Kuan, MiraCosta Chinese instructor, Chinese Arts & Culture at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Del Mar Library, 1309 Camino Del Mar. — John Kirwan, MiraCosta English instructor, “Cervantes and Don Quixote de la Mancha” at 11 a.m. Nov. 6, at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias. — Barbara Magone, MiraCosta classified staff member, will perform a Celtic piano music concert, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. For more information on the free lecture series, contact Cheryl Broom at cbroom@miracosta.edu or call (760) 795-6612.



CHILI DOG Four-year-old Mackenzie Buchan is more interested in befriending Cooper, a 15-month-old Yorkshire terrier, than tasting chili. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

California French Cuisine done right at Paon Most restaurants that try to have something for everyone tend to let that lack of focus dilute their offerings. In the case of Paon, their patio, dining room, lounge and wine bar all flow together seamlessly. The individual menus share some dishes yet are unique enough to make sense for the space and the audience. The interiors tend to do the same, which is due in large part to interior designer Dru White, who has managed to give Paon a warm, established atmosphere, like it’s been around a while. Paon describes its menu as California cuisine with French technique and influence featuring seasonal, locally grown organic produce while spotlighting organic prime meats, game, and fish prepared with traditional French sophistication. While seasonal and local ingredients should be a given at any fine dining establishment, it seems like it’s protocol today

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of Arger-Martucci Iliad, a unique blend of Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Muscat. The combination produces an exotic bouquet and flavor TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON A17

to let people know. Regardless, it’s a good thing. Proprietor Mayur Pavagadhi has assembled a stellar team of respected restaurant industry professionals including managing partner Steve Barr, formerly of the Wine Cellar & Brasserie in San Diego, long considered one of the best at pairing French food and wine in San Diego. The rest of the team is top notch as well. The bartenders in the lounge, the dining room servers, and the wine experts in the wine bar all exude a confidence and professionalism that is refreshing in the North County dining scene. Mayur has a passion for excellence PAON proprietor Mayur Pavagadhi and interior designer Dru White. and a customer first mentali- Photo by David Boylan

Department of Veterans Affairs had endorsed it — implicitly in 1999 and then in writing in September 2009. — Among the Medicare billings only recently discovered as fraudulent (after being paid): (1) Brooklyn, N.Y., proctologist Boris Sachakov was paid for performing 6,593 hemorrhoidectomies and other procedures over a 13-month period — an average of 18 every day, 365 days a year (and 6,212 more than the doctor who billed the second-highest number). (2) Two Hialeah, Fla., companies, “Charlie RX” and “Happy Trips,” between them billed Medicare $63,000 for penis pumps — including a total of four to the same patient (by the way, a woman).

Great Art! — In October, the award-winning London theater company Duckie announced plans for a June 2011 production, “Lullaby,” at the Barbican Pit, that would feature music and performances so soothing that patrons will be encouraged to attend in pajamas and lounge overnight in bed-seats, with an early TURN TO MORE ODD FILES ON A17


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Credit cards do carry perils

Iron overload treated one way

By Consumer Reports

With the protections of the Credit Card Act of 2009 in full effect, a nationally representative Consumer Reports survey shows a slightly lower level of dissatisfaction among Americans with their credit cards than last year. However, credit cards remain one of the lowest-rated services CR has ever analyzed; only 45 percent of respondents said they were completely or very satisfied with their cards. The survey, conducted in July by the Consumer Reports National Research Center and consisting of 1,212 interviews among adults aged 18-plus, also shows that consumers are carrying less credit card debt, with median balances of $3,793 — $1,100 lower than in 2009. Despite some positive changes, there is still plenty of peril out there. Among other reforms, the card act bars issuers from raising rates in the first year or on existing balances unless your payment is 60 days late. Banks can still impose annual fees, slash

CALIFORNIA HISTORY Whether dressed as a miner, missionary or Spanish conqueror, fourth-grade students at Solana Santa Fe took part in a presentation of California's history called “Walk Through California,” a two-and-a-halfhour, in-school field trip Oct. 7. Students played games, heard stories and listened to music about events that helped shaped California. Above, A “Walk Through California” presentation involved the entire fourth grade at Solana Santa Fe Elementary School on Oct. 7. Each student was responsible for learning a specific word pertaining to the curriculum. Michael Schreiber answered questions asked by presenter Kelli Rogers. Left, Allison Martin dressed like an early California settler. Right, K.J. Newman works on a large topical map of California.


Concert Series goes on through Fashion show held to benefit Charity League November Courtesy photos

PALA — Pala Casino Spa & Resort continues its free Concert Series featuring tribute bands at 8 p.m. on Saturdays during November in the Grand Cabaret. The Video Dance Parties will continue on Fridays. DJ Tunetyme spins dance and R&B hits while original videos of the artists play on a large screen. Club Pala will follow each tribute concert from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The schedule includes: — Video Dance Party at 9 p.m. Nov. 5 — Video Dance Party at 9 p.m. Nov. 12 — Colour My World, A Tribute to Chicago at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 — Club Pala from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Nov. 13 — Video Dance Party at 9 p.m. Nov. 19 — Boys of Summer, A Tribute to Don Henley at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 — Club Pala from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Nov. 20 —Video Dance Party at 9 p.m. Nov. 26 — Dirty Bird, A Tribute to Classic Rock at 8 p.m. Nov. 27 — Club Pala from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Nov. 27

COAST CITIES — The National Charity League, Inc. Del Sol Chapter, has turned its philanthropy-loving teenage members into high-fashion models. The fashion show will begin at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Del Mar Hilton. Produced by James Campbell Productions of Los

TOP TEAM Fairbanks Ranch agents from left, Kevin Dalzell, Jim Dalzell, Jo Dalzell and Ryan Dalzell has added another sales achievement to their long list of accolades. The Dalzell Group is the No. 1 ranked Prudential team in Carmel Valley for the number of homes they have sold this year. Inset, Robyn Raskind, of Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe ROBYN RASKIND Fairbanks Ranch office, celebrated working in San Diego’s real estate market for the past 30 years. Raskind began her career in La Jolla. Courtesy photos

Angeles, 10th-grade girls from Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding communities will be raising funds for various philanthropies as they model clothing from local boutiques and major retailers. For further information, contact Jill Sorge at jill-

sandiego@hotmail.com or call (858) 449-4860. Established in Los Angeles in 1925, and incorporated in 1958, National Charity League, Inc. is the premier mother-daughter organization, serving women and their daughters in grades seven through 12. Currently the membership of nearly

40,000 consists of 154 Chapters that thrive in 16 states, providing valuable philanthropic, leadership and cultural experiences to its members and striving to meet critical needs of local communities through handson volunteer support. For details, visit www.national charityleague.org.

Dear Dr. Gott: My mother is 81 years old. She has a problem with producing too much iron in her blood. The only treatment that we are aware of is to have blood drawn off when the count gets too high. What causes this? Is it hereditary? What can we do to keep the count low? Please let me know whether there is a relationship to the environment or food. Also, when the count starts to get high, her head starts to itch and she feels totally worn out. Can you help us? My mother is on warfarin for blood clots in her legs (twice), calcium plus D, Actonel once a month, methotrexate for arthritis, folic acid and PreserVision for degeneration of her eyes. Dear Reader: Your mother is likely suffering from a condition known as hemochromatosis. It is the most common form of ironoverload disease. There are several forms, including primary/hereditary, secondary, juvenile and neonatal. Primary or hereditary hemochromatosis is generally caused by a defect of the gene HFE, which regulates the amount of iron absorbed from food. There are two mutations, C282Y and H63D. Those with one copy of the defect C282Y become carriers who don’t develop hemochromatosis but may have higher-thannormal iron levels throughout life. Those with two copies can develop the condition. Secondary is caused by anemia, alcoholism and other disorders. Juvenile and neonatal hemochromatosis are caused by a mutation of the gene hemojuvelin. Treatment, as you know, is phlebotomy (blood drawing). If started before the condition progresses, it may prevent symptoms; otherwise, it typically improves but doesn’t eliminate symptoms. Arthritis caused by iron overload will not benefit from treatment. There is no other treatment available. Dear Dr. Gott: Your webpage was last updated TURN TO SECOND OPINION ON A18


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Exciting things happening in the area and in far away places There are moments when life seems perfect. You are with your family. The weather is inviting. The leaves have changed colors for the fall season, and someone you love is getting married. This was my weekend. I boarded a plane to Wisconsin to attend my brother’s picturesque wedding on a beautiful bay of the Mississippi. Imagine true love, fall colors and the still water reflecting the sky in a “flyover state.” Yes, that’s right.Well, I’m here to tell you if you haven’t ventured farther than your view out the window of an airplane flying to the East Coast you’ll just never know what you are truly missing. Sometimes there’s nothing like getting away … even if it’s to Wisconsin. The brilliance of deep golds and red tones next to the pale blue sky renewed my mind with a sense of excitement derived only from my immediate surroundings. I took walks, I photographed. And, I remembered that yes, indeed, I will always be just a girl from Missouri. Exciting things happened, too in Rancho Santa Fe. I have a wonderful picture to share from R. Roger Rowe Elementary. If you are a parent and you receive a phone call that your child is being honored by the school board, well then! Yes, you are one proud parent. Life might be going right after all, and you can look in the mirror and be excited for yourself, too. Well, that’s how I felt when I received the call, anyway. Plus, I captured some of my local favorite shops in the Ranch. Also, I’m going to reveal just exactly why I love Stumps Market. And, it’s not just because of their fabulous deli. Oh yes, there was a book signing in Del Mar, too.

Around town On Oct. 2, local Del Mar Publisher Bettie Youngs and Earth Song Books hosted a book signing for author Sharrie Williams who wrote the book “The Maybelline Story,” based on the Maybelline makeup dynasty. Ms. Williams is the heir to the Maybelline legacy. Her vast documentation traces this inspirational story to the very beginning in 1915. More than 50 guests were there for the signing, which happened to coincide with the Del Mar Taste and Art Event. Featured is a picture of publisher Bettie Youngs anda Author Sharrie Williams. Thanks Bettie for the invitation. How wonderful to have such an amazing publisher here in the North County area. On Oct. 7, the R. Roger Rowe school board honored all of the students that received a perfect score on their STAR testing from last year’s test. I was thrilled to receive the call that my son Jackson Tuck would be one those students that would be honored. Featured here is a photo of all those students that deserved to be congratulated for their hard work. On that same day, I managed to board a plane and fly back to my brother’s wedding in Bay City, Wisc. I met my parents curbside that evening with the anticipation of a relaxing

MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch weekend. On Oct. 9, I soon realized that I was wrong about the “relaxing weekend.” Anyone who has been involved in weddings knows that the energy surrounding that day is bordering on anxious and many tasks must be done. My brother, William Ray Penn Jr., married Jessica Klos at Bay City Resort on the Mississippi. Sometimes in life there is a feeling of witnessing a royal moment, and that’s how my brother’s wedding felt. My brother Billy has been one of the most important influences in my life. I am so proud that he is my brother. Congratulations to both Jessica and Billy on being two of the most romantic nuptials I have ever seen, even after a six-year engage- NEWLYWEDS My brother Willam Ray Penn Jr. with his new wife FAMILY Machel Penn Shull with her godson Henry Penn. Photo Tracy Chapman Howard ment! Part of my duties that Jessica Penn shortly after the wedding. Photo by Machel Penn Shull evening was watching brother’s boys, Henry and William, which was a delight. I am featured here with my godson Henry just before the reception. I felt like such a lucky auntie all weekend. On Oct. 13, I ventured into my favorite grocery store in North County. Forget Ralphs. Skip Vons. If you are a Rancho Santa Fe resident, you know firsthand why the Stumps Village Market is an integral part of this community. I have many reasons why I love going there. One happens to be because this store has that down-home feel with personality and love you can’t find at the larger chains. The wonderful employees and staff are always so polite and helpful. Featured here is Manager Matt Basham with employee Annie WaiauAlveraz. Annie has worked for Stumps for 15 years. If you are having a so-so day, and are STAR STUDENTS R. Roger Rowe students were honored by the school board for their perfect scores on Oct. 7. Photo by Robin Shull


COFFEE TALK Caffe Positano’s owner Tim Cusac PERFECT SCORE Jackson Tuck honored for his perwith Laura Tushiniski at the Fairbanks location. Photo fect math score. This marks his second year in a row. by Machel Penn Shull Photo by Robin Shull

nearby this store, just walking in will warm your spirits. Trust me, it works for me every time. On Oct. 14, I stopped in to Caffé Positano. This is one of your best options for coffee TURN TO MACHEL’S RANCH ON A17

TEAM STUMPS Manager Matt Basham and Annie WaiauAlvarez, two wonderful reasons to shop at Stumps Village Market. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

BOOK SIGNING Del Mar publisher Bettie Youngs with author Sharrie Williams at Earth Song Book Store on Oct. 2. Courtesy photo.


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portrayal of Olivia FigNewton John and Nancy Sinatra and other pop singers of the 1960s. Using multiple costume changes and clever musical arrangements, “Shake Rattle and Roll” showcases many of the No. 1 hits and superstar artists that defined both eras. “It’s the soundtrack of our lives, those of us who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. It’s all about the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Four Seasons — I mean, they just don’t make music like that anymore,” Curran said. “You know, it’s tragic — oldies music is vanishing. Radio stations aren’t playing this stuff much anymore.The baby-boomers are aging and going out to the theater less and less, and as the economy continues to tighten, these are very difficult times for live music, theater, and oldies music like this.” But Curran, forever the trooper, is a man with a vision. “I won’t stop bringing this music to the people until they stop coming to see us,” he said. “Once that happens, I’ll give it decent burial, but as long as there is even a breath of life in it, I’m going to keep it alive.”

of what he said was a mountain lion,” Holler said. ”He seemed very competent to know what he was talking about.” He said the UC Davis program puts a collar on the big cats and tracks their movement.They have a very large territory and relocating them away from civilization may put them into another cat’s territory. “UC Davis is strictly research of their habitats and tracks,” Wellhouser said. He said one mountain lion can roam from Orange County to San Diego County. “Coyote and deer are their food source,” he said. The mountain lions are state and federally protected. “If you eliminate a mountain lion, you have to pull special permits,” he said. Living in mountain lion country is a “good/bad thing,” he said. “We are home to all kinds of critters — everything they like (to eat),” Wellhouser said. Mountain lion sightings have been reported three times recently on both Sept. 22 and Sept. 28 by a newspaper delivery man in the early morning hours. The sightings on Sept.22 were at 3:45 a.m. in the area of the Rancho Santa Fe Library and at 8:30 a.m.in the area of San Elijo Lagoon Trail west of El Camino Real near La Orilla. The Sept. 28 sighting was at 1:35 a.m. behind a home on a trail in the 17500 block of Los Morros. Wellhouser said mountain lions may be more visible now because the fires in 2007 burned off some of their habitat or the recent sightings could be a youngster establishing its own territory. He said the cats are most active at night, at dusk and dawn, so watch children closely at these times as well as pets. Don’t leave pet food outside, which might attract them. “If you do encounter one, make noise, make yourself big. Don’t run. They are like house cats, they will chase you,” he said. Plummer suggested that joggers carry with them pocket-sized air horns. For more information, visit www.keepmewild.org. If you should see a mountain lion, you are encouraged to call Fish and Game at (858) 467-4257. If the animal is a threat, call 911.



their own words about the risks and consequences associated with allowing minors to consume alcohol. One of the messages specifically informs people about the legal ramifications for permitting underage drinking at house parties through the Social Host Ordinance. Under this law, adults may be fined $1,000 and spend up to six months in jail for hosting a party and allowing anyone under the age of 21 to drink alcohol. Parents can also do their part to prevent underage drinking: — Set family rules about alcohol, including expected consequences, and following through on those consequences if rules are broken. — Know who your child’s friends are and if they drink. Communicate with friends’ parents to ensure the same standards are in place for a zero tolerance alcohol policy and consistent supervision. — Monitor what music your teen is listening to and the movies they watch. Speak up about media and marketing messages that you disagree with, and let your teenager know where you stand. Leticia Robles is a media/prevention specialist with the North Coastal Prevention Coalition for which Vista Community Clinic serves as the fiscal agent. It is funded in part by the County of San Diego, HHSA, Alcohol and Drug Services, and by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention STOP Act. To find out more about underage drinking prevention, visit www.northcoastalpreventioncoalition.org.

MS MARCH From left, leading the MS Challenge walk, Judi Bruner and Joyce Mason and other members of Team Pardee celebrated their fundraising efforts after three days and 50 miles of walking. Collectively, the Pardee Team raised more than $11,000 for research into the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis. Photo by Courtesy photo



rescue operations is greatly needed. Awareness and involvement is another way to help. “Be aware of au pairs and maids who are forced into sex slavery,” Ludwig said. “If something across the street looks odd, something is probably going on.” Ludwig advises teens to stick together and have regular cell phone check-in times arranged with their parents. “Girls are recruited right out of high school,” Ludwig said. He warns that traffickers find their victims through adult plants in high schools who are registered as students, and by isolating and drugging girls at parties. The National Human Trafficking Hot line is (888) RAISING AWARENESS More than 700 gathered at the Pier Amphitheater to celebrate the success of Amnesty International and continue to raise awareness. Photo by Promise Yee 373-7888.0


Dick Doughty said. How important is open space to Rancho Santa Fe residents? A survey to be mailed out sometime this fall or early winter will determine if their minds have changed since 10 years ago when the 2010 long-range plan was being constructed. At that time, it was very important. Several of the directors believe that open space is still important to residents and want to wait until the survey is returned to determine which way to proceed on next year’s budget. However, members of the finance committee don’t want to wait that long. Bruce Miller, a member of the finance committee, told the association that because of the economy, there needs to be financial consideration on the way the board and the staff thinks. “It is awfully easy to spend it when you have it. This is the time to stand up and draw the line,” he said.

Dean Curtis, who is a self-described conservative, a member of the finance committee and a 25-year resident of Rancho Santa Fe, told the directors that it is dangerous to have “free cash,” which can be spent any way. “An HOA is (like) a government agency,” Curtis said. “Don’t give it money, they will spend it.” He said it is better for associations to have “just enough money.” Andy Chitea, another member of the finance committee who called himself “a cheap conservative,” concurred with Curtis “I feel like I am here representing some of your predecessors,” Chitea said. Some board members clearly resented the assumption that they would spend money just because it was available. “I hear this discussion and I sense there is a perception out there that the Association can’t be trusted to act in a responsible manner,” Doughty said. “I’d like to point out that the Rancho

Santa Fe Association is a responsible organization that has been around a long time and has been pretty successful.” Board member Anne Feighner said it has been her experience from serving on several boards in the past, including the school board, that when finances are unstable is the wrong time to lower assessments. “Cutting our reserves now just wouldn’t be prudent,” she said. Board President Tom Lang said that changing the assessment at this point is a bad idea. “I think it’s putting the cart before the horse,” Lang said. Board treasurer Jack Queen said he believes residents don’t feel as strongly about open space as they did 10 years ago and while waiting for their response, it makes sense to lower the assessment. “We have all the latitude in the world to change it later,” Queen said. In the end the board

voted 4-2 to leave the assessment in the budget as stated. Queen and board member Roxanna Foxx voted against with Doughty, Feighner, Lang and Jack Dorsey voting for and Deb Plummer abstaining. At the June 3 meeting of the Association, an assessment rate was established as 14 cents per $100 of assessed valuation of the property. To be applied to general services and operations would be 11 cents and 3 cents toward open space. At its Sept. 22 meeting, the Association Finance Committee recommended to the board that an assessment rate be lowered to 12 cents per $100 of property value, with 11 cents for general services and operations and that the assessment for open space be reduced to 1 cent. As of July 1, 2010, the San Diego County Tax Assessors roll determined that the property value in the covenant totals more than $4,032 billion, a 13.19 percent decrease over last year’s assessment of $4,165 billion.



cardholder’s borrowing limit, cancel their account without notice, and raise their minimum payment. In CR’s survey, 47 percent of respondents complained about such experiences.

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about the project, to tell you the truth,” property owner Jim Rogers, an advocate of reverse-angle parking, said. City Manager David Ott said that if everything goes right, construction could begin in about a year.The estimated cost for phase one is $4 million, with the entire project expected to cost between $12 million and $15 million. Phase one funding will come from a financing plan being offered by the San


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detail and personal service. “We want to make this your home away from home,” Paul said. “We want to be at your disposal but in the background.” This they have accomplished. Each room is uniquely decorated with antiques and artwork, but not overdone. Three of the 12 acres of their property are manicured, and the storybook garden begs to be enjoyed. There are comfortable parlors for hosting such events like the impromptu jam session that evolved one evening. Local bluegrass musicians entertained for sev-




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annual fee. But CR found the zero fees end about halfway through the terms and conditions with a $9.95 monthly “maintenance” fee that equates to $119.40 annually. If cardholders are late paying their bill, they will get hit with a fee of up to $35. And though the card claims to charge zero percent APR on purchases, the agreement states,“There is no grace period for the account. Interest charges accrue on purchases, cash advances and our charges beginning on the date the transaction occurs or on the first day of the billing cycle in which the transaction is received by us or, at our option, the date the transaction is posted to your account.”

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Simmons First Visa Platinum. Some of the worst cards with the highest-fees are aimed at people with a poor or limited credit history. These two cards are particularly fee-laden and may be the worst options available: First Premier Bank MasterCard: This card now advertises a $25 to $95 processing charge (which fluctuates by the minute, depending on when you click on the card’s website). What’s worse is that when CR drilled deeper into the fine print, it found a $75 annual fee and an APR of 23.9 percent to 59.9 percent on purchases and cash advances (again, depending on when you visit the site). So cardholders could

face a minimum of $100 or a maximum of $170 in fees in the first year for a card with only a $300 initial credit limit. Other fees include an $11 charge for expediting bill payment over the phone and a credit-limit increase fee equal to 50 percent of the increase. So for every $100 that First Premier increases the cardholder’s credit limit, it charges them $50. Also, look out for copycats of this card. First Premier Bank markets very similar cards under the names Centennial and Aventium. Platinum Zero Secured Visa from Applied Bank: The Platinum Zero’s marketing trades off its name — zero percent APR on purchases, zero application fee, zero

Diego Association of Governments that issues bonds to advance construction projects. In 1987, San Diego voters approved TransNet, a 20year, half-cent sales tax for transportation projects. It was extended to 2048 in the November 2004 election. Cities receive regular payments from TransNet funds. SANDAG is issuing federal Build America Bonds and allowing jurisdictions to use their TransNet money to make payments. Solana Beach, one of

only about four cities that chose to take advantage of the program, is seeking to borrow up to $6 million. The city currently receives about $333,000 annually in TransNet funding. Council members were happy to see the project move forward. “It seems like we’ve talked for years about this, but tonight we acted,” said Councilman Dave Roberts, who thanked Councilwoman Lesa Heebner for presenting the SANDAG plan to the council.

“I think it’s a great thing and I think that even more funding will materialize when people see what we’re doing,” he said. “I never thought I’d see it so soon,” Councilman Mike Nichols said. Councilman Joe Kellejian predicted success once the entire project is finished. “We will be, really, the darling of not only North County, but we’ll be the darling of the entire region and people will want to come to see what we’ve done,” he said.

tive of the play, it is almost impossible to find overnight facilities in central London for that price. — A September onewoman “dance” recital of performer-writer Ann Liv Young

as a naked “Cinderella” at a theater in Brooklyn, N.Y., ran overtime because Young could not answer a scripted call of nature, which was to have been performed live on stage. According to an incred-

ulous New York Times reviewer,Young sought tips from the audience to get her bowels moving but finally gave up and ended the performance. The reviewer cited the show’s “many layers of failure.”

eral hours and chatted with the “audience” in between numbers. You won’t go hungry at breakfast the next morning. There are two choices on the menu and the Stackhouses, who do the cooking, use only fresh ingredients that are obtained as locally as possible. (Note: They happily accommodate those needing a gluten-free meal.) So many of Annapolis Royal’s 444 residents are engaged in the preservation of the town’s stately and brightly hued Victorian homes and the promulgation of its history (www.tourannapolis.com). One of the chief cheerleaders is historian/docent/entertainer

Alan Melanson, a 10th generation Acadian whose family’s original home was unearthed nearby. He stages the Candlelight Graveyard Tour (www.tourannapolisroyal.com /graveyard.html) several times a week. Dressed in 19th century mourning attire, he guided our group of 20-plus (it was off-season, midweek and threatened rain, but still they came) around the cemetery and related the town’s story through the tales of some of the graveyard’s 2,000 residents. All living guests get candle lanterns that not only add to the feeling of authenticity, but help in avoiding encounters with ancient grave markers. The Annapolis Valley is

rich in good food, friendly folks, beautiful scenery, picturesque historic towns and Acadian history. The area was settled in 1604 by French immigrants whose more than 6,000 ancestors were deported between 1755 and 1762 — literally sent out to sea — by the British because they wouldn’t swear allegiance to England’s king. This sad and fascinating tale is recounted in story, dioramas, artifacts and film at the Grand Pre National Historic Site. The massive weeping willows, sweeping lawns and gardens that are still in high bloom even in mid-September, offer a quiet place for a stroll or meditation. After visiting, I understood for the first time

how Louisiana because an Acadian sanctuary and the story behind Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s first epic poem “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie.” There are plenty of other things to see and do in and around the Annapolis Valley and Annapolis Royal. The area has a cluster of wineries, and don’t miss learning about ice wine, an Acadian creation. Also, take a tour through the Fort Anne National Historic Site, which played a key role in the struggle for the area between England and France.

bon-cutting in the Creekside Marketplace at 579 Grand Ave. It is open Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; closed Mondays.

at 10:30 a.m. Pastors Marti Harvey and Brian Graham offer Religious Science and New Thought and the church incorporates spirituality and Christianity with the hard sciences.

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tor of San Diego Chorus Kim Hulbert will be holding four free singing lessons at 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 at the chorus’ weekly rehearsal location Casa del Prado, 1650 El Prado, No. 207, Balboa Park. Those taking voice lessons are welcome to sing with the chorus in the upcoming December Nights concert at the Organ Pavillion.

Theatre San Diego’s upcoming production of “Hairspray” will feature Canyon Crest High School students Marisa Acosta, Torrey Mercer of Solana Beach, Hunter Schwartz, Brian- Sound budget na Herbert, Rachel Baum and ENCINITAS — OlivenTaylor Wuthrich. hain Municipal Water District’s board of directors accepted the Acupuncture Certificate of Achievement for CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA Excellence in Financial — Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident Reporting from the GovernPeyton Theodore opened the ment Finance Officers Associadoors to her acupuncture prac- tion of the United States and tice on Oct. 18 and will offer a Canada. The certificate was meditation class on Saturday awarded to OMWD for its commornings beginning at 9 a.m. prehensive annual financial Oct. 23. report for the fiscal year endFor more information, ing June 30, 2009. visit www.cardiffacupuncture. Spiritual center com. VISTA — The Body, Mind Barbecue opens & Soul Spiritual Center has SAN MARCOS — Phil’s opened at 231 Guajome St. BBQ opened Oct. 19 with a rib- Services will be held Sundays

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COAST CITIES — San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the week of Oct. 25 after moving to Football scores newly rebuilt offices at 18372 OCEANSIDE — The SLR Sycamore Creek Road, EsconTrojans AAU football scores dido, almost three years to the day after the Witch Creek Fire for Oct. 9 were: — Freshmen (8<), By burned down the office. week — Sophomores (10<), SLT Best hotel Trojans (Coach Harmon, 4-1) CARLSBAD — Park 30 Fallbrook Warriors (Coach Hyatt Aviara was ranked No.18 Morgan, 2-3) 6 for “Best Hotel Spas in the — Juniors (12<), Trojans Continental U.S. and Canada” (Coach Armentrout, 5-0) 40 by readers of Travel + Leisure Fallbrook Warriors (Coach magazine, ranking them on a Nakamoto, 3-2) 0, Trojans criterion of ambience, treat(Coach Armentrout, 6-) 40 ments, service and value. Riverside Braves 0. Coach Armentrout’s team played a Like to sing? double header and won both. SAN DIEGO — The San — Seniors (14<), Trojans Diego Chorus is recruiting new (Coach Turnage, 1-4) 30 female singers. Master Direc-


in town. Owner Tim Cusac started his business in downtown Rancho Santa Fe in 2005. In 2008, he opened his second location in Fairbanks. He also has a booth at the Farmers Market on Sundays. There he sells 100 percent Kona coffee, which he roasts himself. He also has a lunch program available to ranch students. If you would like more information, just stop in or call the Fairbanks Location at (858) 756-1921. If you have a fun event you would like Machel Penn to cover, contact her at mpenn@coastnewsgroup. com.

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

For a hero ENCINITAS — Headlines for Hair, 111 N. El Camino Real, Suite C, is hosting a Hero Event fundraiser for Derek Thomas, one of the survivors of the Bishop crash that killed two students and a teacher from the area, from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Minimum donation is $20 and local firefighters will be on hand.There will be manicures, mini-facials, raffle items, food and music.


experience that highlights each varietal but is not dominated by any single grape. It sounds like a crazy blend but it really works. So now on to Paon’s Caifornia French cuisine. While it’s not a new concept, the potential of it always excites me. I compare it to surfing in Biarritz France, which was like pairing the freedom and laid back nature of surfing with the time-tested culinary traditions of France. It just worked and I always look forward to what a kitchen will produce with that mix. While I have not tried the lounge and wine bar menus, I will be back to sample those offerings as there is nothing more than $15 on either. The dining room starters lean toward the French influence with an escargot bourguignon and a Hudson Valley Foie Gras mixed in with gnocchi and ravioli. We tried the butternut squash ravioli starter, which was a very ample portion but could not detect the squash flavor in the thin filling. It was tasty, but the flavor came more from the sauce. A field green salad was good and again, the portion was enough for two to share. Next time I’m trying the grilled lamb salad, which sounded really good but given our entrée selections of pheasant and venison, we thought we should keep it light to start. Starters and salads are in the $10 to $20 range except the Black Pearl American Paddle Fish Caviar for $75. I am a big fan of game and with pheasant, duck and venison on the menu, I was quite happy. I went for the pan roasted pheasant with wild mushrooms, Swiss chard, truffle risotto, foie gras and Madeira sauce.The pheasant was moist, very flavorful, and sat upon a bed of perfectly cooked risotto. I’ve had my share of pheasant and this was the best by far. My companion had the black pepper roasted New Zealand Cervina venison with Swiss chard, celery root puree, and port cherry sauce. The celery root puree was a fluffy light alternative to mashed potatoes, nice touch. It was cooked to medium rare perfection and very, very good. I will be back to try the two preparations of duck and the veal duo.There are seafood selections as well and entrees range from $17 to $40 in the dining room. Of course the wine selection is superb and the staff is more than happy to guide you through it. A full dessert menu looks fabulous as well and we managed to split a delicious chocolate Valrhona Grand Marnier cake. Paon is open for dinner daily at 5:30 p.m. Visit www.paon.com for wine bar and lounge hours. Paon is located at 560 Carlsbad Village Drive. Call (760) 7297377 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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date. This is the date that the column was posted to the website (or when it appeared in Dec. 28, 2009. Any chance that print in the case of the classic you will bring it up-to-date? I columns),and you will find that read your column in my local it is current. newspaper. Dear Dr. Gott: With flu Dear Reader: The website season just around the corner, I (AskDrGottMD.com) is updat- wonder what the recommendaed six days a week. Tuesday tion is this year for getting a through Sunday, a new column shot.With three young children appears online. The date that to care for, I cannot afford to be you are seeing (at the bottom sick, but I really hate to subject right corner), is the date that my body to unnecessary shots if the webpage layout was last I don't need them. updated. Just below the title of Dear Reader: It’s rather the columns, there appears a

fortuitous that your inquiry reached me today -- the same time I received a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services on this very subject. As might be expected, everyone six months or older is urged to receive the vaccine when it becomes available.This year's will include the 2009 H1N1 strain as part of the regular seasonal vaccine. While there were concerns last year regarding H1N1, we are assured that seasonal flu shots have an excellent safety record. People in high-risk cate-

gories are strongly urged to be immunized. This includes people diagnosed with chronic conditions, diabetes, asthma, pregnant women and those working in the health care profession. Continue to wash your hands on a regular basis, avoid surrounding yourself with ill people who are coughing and sneezing, keep commonly touched or used items clean, eat healthful meals, get adequate sleep and exercise regularly. This last statement is meant for the general public, since I'm sure with three young children you rarely get a good

night's sleep, are lucky to catch leftovers for dinner and likely get adequate exercise simply picking up after them. Perhaps, for this very reason, parents are urged to get the vaccine. To stay up to date, visit www.flu.gov for the latest information available.

Chuck could make adobe bricks, set type and send eCONTINUED FROM A7 mails to his grandchildren. “I can say from personal and knowledgeable in everyexperience that he was an thing from old-fashioned techniques to modern technology, amazing man,” his grandson

Tyler Newton wrote in an online guestbook. “I believe he was the wisest man I knew, which is a shame that the world lost another one. There was so

much to learn from him. I will miss him greatly.” In addition to his wife, Chuck is survived by his sons Tom and John, daughters-inlaw Mary Sullivan and Julie

and Kate Newton, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons Terence and Stanley.


3557 Monroe St. The League of Women Voters will conduct and moderate the forum. KEEPING TRACK North San Diego County Genealogical Society will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26, Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. Church records will be the topic when genealogy librarian Mary Van Orsdol addresses the group. Call (858) 509-4937 for more details.

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are $125 each. Contact Tammy Smith at (619) 787-5111 or (858) 756-0231, or by e-mail at tammypink@aol.com for details.


and social tea from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at a member’s home. Information regarding opportunities for community improvement, volunteering, and social activities will be discussed. RSVP to (760) 942-3705. MEET THE AUTHOR The Book Works will present author David Bajo at 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 2670 Via De La Valle, Suite A230, Del Mar. Bajo will read from and sign his newest book of fiction, “Panopticon.” There will also be time for a Q&A session. Visit www.book-works.com or call (858) 755-3735 to learn more.

GOOD TUNES Flutist Jean Lewis-Boehringer and pianist Bryan Verhoye will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The duo will perform music by J. S. Bach, Carl Reinecke, Martin Amlin, and Samuel Barber. Call (858) 552-1668 to learn more.

Art Guild Children’s Art Show will be held Nov. 1 through Nov. 6, Guild Gallery, 6004 Paseo Delicias. The show will feature artwork by Janis Reeser’s art classes who attend R. Roger Rowe School. There will be a reception to honor the students and their families from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 in the courtyard outside of the gallery. For more NIGHTMARES Surfrider details, call Raye Anne Marks at Foundation San Diego Chapter (858) 880-1277. will host the Nightmare at Gaviota from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 29, The Beach Club, 1903 S. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. PAPERWORK The Eric The event includes bands, a cos- Phleger Gallery will host tume contest and more to help PaperWork*, a group show of raise money to stop develop- drawings, collages, watercolor, ment on the Gaviota Coast monoprints, lithographs and in southern Santa Barbara sculpture through Nov. 6, 828 N. County. Call (760) 757-2955 for Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. details. For details, call (760) 436-1440.

Solbeach is continuing with its program to redo 101 for more walkability and ease of biking ... Sale of the fairgrounds no done deal in spite of the closed door capers by Sen. Christine Kehoe ... Sales tax gains have been reported by Vista and Escondido ... Violent crime in the county

shows a decline ... Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair is slated on Nov. 13 ... Chuck Newton from Del Mar who died Sept. 30 was without peer in Cal’s water industry ... Rady Children’s Hospital in the Harbor City has opened a $260 million acute care pavilion ... Olivenhain Muni-Water District has been recognized for excellence in financial

reporting ... Supreme Court has ruled state’s furlough program for state workers is OK ... Solbeach Chamber has available for the asking city maps and is selling a passel of promotional stuff ... Ivan Gayler of Del Mar has received the San Diego Zoo’s Conservation medal for safeguarding 9 million acres of animal habitat and valuable

plants in South American countries and Mexico.

noise of booms wasn’t coming from Camp Pendleton when he said he saw kids running and two construction workers hit the gunman with their shovels. Authorities confirmed that three men had been working on a construction project on campus when they heard shots fired followed by screams of children, and the men took immediate action and apprehended the suspect. Steven Kane, Mario Contreras and Carlos Partida, all of Chula Vista, were the witnesses who stopped the shooter as he ran toward his vehicle. “As Kane and Contreras chased O’Rourke, he appeared to be attempting to reload his handgun,” Cain said of the suspect. The other construction worker, Partida, jumped into his own vehicle and drove to the east side of the school near the playground, where the shooter had parked his car and was trying to escape. Partida then struck the suspect with his truck and knocked him to the ground, Cain said. The three men, whom

police are calling Good Samaritans, tackled the man and held him down until authorities arrived. O’Rourke was arrested shortly after the episode, and officials said that he was believed to be the only person involved in the shooting. O’Rourke was taken to the Carlsbad Police Department for questioning, and after complaining of having back and neck injuries was transported for treatment and then released for booking, Cain said. The gunman was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on six counts of attempted murder and numerous violations involving weapons. Officials said the San Diego County Sheriff Bomb Squad located a propane tank next to O’Rourke’s vehicle when they responded to the scene, along with a gas can the suspect had taken onto the playground. No other explosive devices or hazardous materials were found near his vehicle, according to police. The two female victims, ages 6 and 7, were both report-

ed to have through-andthrough bullet wounds to their arms. No other victims were reported. But the family, friends and neighbors who responded to the melee all became emotional victims of the senseless act of violence. Joan Bray, a teacher at the school, was caravanning at 12:20 p.m. back to the school from a field trip with 37 students and nine parents when she was realized something had happened. “We were turning left and saw a police car turn in and a fire engine follow us,” she said. She was able to park near the school, but behind the yellow crime scene tape that blocked off the entrance to the school on Kelly Drive. As her van-full of students unloaded, one of them spotted his father, a local police officer who was working on scene. “Dad!” yelled the young boy to his uniformed father. The two ran toward each other and hugs and smiles ensued. “It’s really hard,” Bray

said as she absorbed the news and looked at the dozens of police cars, news vans, cameras and people who lined the street in anticipation of what had happened. Shortly after 3 p.m. the students were released to their parents at the Park Drive location, and they rushed out to their families. Several fathers dressed in casual business attire, and some in suits, had left work early and darted to the school to pick up their kids. Many parents declined interviews, as worry showed on their faces. One young boy hunched over the curb and clutched his stomach before he could get into the car with his mother. “Does your stomach hurt?” she asked him. He nodded. Andy’s family was among the group of people walking with their kids after the area was deemed safe and students were allowed out of the classrooms. Andy’s mother said that she was at home when her mother-in-law called her and said that she had received a phone call from a client who

National Charity League, Inc. Del Sol Chapter will have a fashion show at 3 p.m. Oct. 24, Del Mar Hilton. Produced by James Campbell Productions of Los Angeles, 10th grade girls from Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, and surrounding communities will be modeling clothing from local boutiques and major retailers. ASK AWAY The Carlsbad High School Parents Association will host a candidates forum for the candidates running for the CIVIC DUTIES The San Carlsbad Unified School Dieguito Woman’s Club will District Board at 7 p.m. Oct. 26, have a membership meeting Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center,

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None of the above In Nevada “None of the Above” appears on the ballot as an option according to a published report by McClatchy Tribune.



wife called him and told him of the ordeal. Fulenwider said his kindergarten daughter had been picked up by her babysitter at 11:15 a.m., before the shooting happened. He said his family has only lived in the neighborhood for a year, and moved there because of its quality reputation. As word spread through media outlets, parents were informed to pick up their children at Laguna Rivera Park, which is behind the school, after the lockdown on the school was released. “I heard a big boom,” Andy said as he described the shooting after he had been picked up by his family at about 3:20 p.m. “I thought it was Camp Pendleton,” he said. The neighboring military base routinely practices artillery training and such and the sound of explosives is no stranger to North County residents. But Andy realized the

Carlsbad City Library will host master storyteller Steven Henegar at 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Carlsbad City Library’s Gowland Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane. Henegar brings chilling tales to life. Call (760) 602-2012 or visit www.carlsbad library.org to learn more.

Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including "Live Longer, Live Better," "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet" and "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook," which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is www.AskDrGottMD.com.


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



by Robert Green, building commissioner, the Art Jury considered the new lighting and gave it the OK last month. “The Art Jury does not typically approve light fixtures on top of pilasters in residential areas because of the potential for proliferation of highly visible light sources throughout the community,” he said. The Art Jury believes that numerous fixtures such as these would not be aesthetically pleasing and would be in opposition to the “dark sky” standard to which the Covenant adheres. Because the fixtures are for a commercial complex with outdoor parking and are surrounded by buildings that limit the visibility of such lights, the Art Jury approved the fixtures, but would still like to see them after they have been installed after dark. Green said the fixtures would be about two feet high, would have opaque glass and a maximum 150-watt lamp. “It’s a different style of fixture. It is more ornamental,” he said.



the skill of reading, Words Alive engages its program participants in the joy of reading with innovative programs and initiatives with the goal of creating lifelong readers and learners. For more information about Words Alive, its programs, volunteer opportunities, annual Authors Luncheon and giving opportunities, contact Patrick Stewart, executive director, at (858) 274-9673, patrick@wordsalive.org. told her there was a shooting at Kelly school. Linda Anderson is Andy’s grandmother, a local realtor, who broke the news of the shooting to Andy’s family. “I was terrified,” Andy’s mother said. Andy talked in fast sentences about being the first kid to get to his classroom safely, while his parents stood by his side and listened intently to their son recount his experience. By late night Friday, Carlsbad Police had issued a release that said earlier reports of the gunman carrying a jack-o-lantern while he shot at the kids were unfounded. School was back in session on Monday and professional counselors were on the site to help students, staff and families deal with the residual effects of this near-tragedy, according to the Carlsbad Unified School District. Green ribbons and balloons decorated the school’s fence upon the return to school and a family picnic was held where the construction workers were lauded as heroes.



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STUMPS VILLAGE MARKET is the place to shop for seasonal apples. We carry only premium quality apples and have a large variety from which to choose. We offer Honeycrisp, Braeburn, McIntosh, Fuji, Gala, Cameo, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, and many more. If you haven’t tried our Honeycrisp apples hurry - this is a short growing season. Their juiciness and flavor is unsurpassed. This crop of Honeycrisp apples is stunning! Here are a couple of easy and fun recipes: HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE: Ingredients: 1 quart apples peeled and sliced 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp lemon juice Cinnamon (optional) Preparation: Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Mash the mixture using a potato masher or electric mixer until it’s smooth. Put the applesauce in an air tight container and place in the refrigerator to cool. Once cool, top with cinnamon and enjoy! BAKED APPLES: Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon 4 granny Smith apples Preparation: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine dried fruit, walnuts, sugar and cinnamon. Core each apple and place in a baking dish. Spoon 14 of the ingredients into each apple. Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are tender. Serves 4.






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Stump’s Village market is featuring new crop pink lady apples. These apples have a beautiful pink blush and a refreshing sweet, champagne-like taste. Originally developed in Australia - now grown here in the U.S. A great eating apple!

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The name of this brilliant golden-red apple reflects its parentage of golden delicious and Jonathan. It has the tart-sweetness of the Jonathan and the juicy crispness & texture of the golden. An American apple developed in the 1940’s!



GRANNY APPLES Granny apples are tart - also great for pies, baking and applesauce! Pippin apples are also known as newton apples and not always easily found at local super markets. But, we carry them all season long. We have a large variety of apples from which to choose!

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Stump’s Village Market Pumpkins ‘WEE BEE’

PAINTED PUMPKINS Painted mini-pumpkins - sooo cute! They are called the pumpkin patch pals. Each pumpkin has a tag with a short verse. One example: ‘hello, my name is chelsea. I’m sassy and stylin’ and love to throw a good field party! You go girl!’ Great for office or home... Lots of fun!


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Documentary depicts critical but deadly victory JEAN GILLETTE Small Talk

My novel: not coming all that soon My mother always wanted me to write a novel. I always dismissed it out of hand, because I know I am just too lazy and impatient. But since I don’t want to admit to that publicly, I have decided to blame it on not being quirky enough … at least not for a writer of novels. While I love the process of writing, I am frequently put off by what book authors have to do. There is the fact that I dislike research, which the best novelists always do a ton of. Then the whole idea of squirreling myself away in my room ever day for years, writing from dawn to dusk, makes me a tad claustrophobic. You also have to want to type it all on a 1940 Royal Deluxe. That fantasy bit the dust when I got a D in my high school typing class, cinched later by arthritis in my fingers. You apparently ought to have a glass of good whiskey on hand as well. The best I could do would be tequila shots and, after two or three, I can scarcely talk, much less write. I have found it is hard to type when you can’t find your hands. I suspect it helps to live somewhere that makes you want to stay indoors and be cerebral, like North Dakota in January or Louisiana in August. Southern California, five miles from the beach, is as good, or bad, as a Siren’s call. I could dress quirkily, I suppose. Some think I already dress oddly, but it leans toward boring. I would need to don hats or headscarves, bias-cut skirts, overdone makeup, weird sandals and shawls in mismatched colors. I fear I would be so busy pushing my headscarf out of my eyes as it slipped off my head, I’d get nothing done. And the time needed for overdone makeup — false eyelashes, at the least — would eat up the whole day. Maybe I could do a Miss Havisham look, with one tattered wedding dress for all occasions and just one shoe. But my feet get cold. Maybe I could do weird boots. That leaves simply behaving in a more quirky manner. First, let’s remember that I live in Southern California in the era of our mentally ill living on the streets, and regular road rage.You have to really step TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B11

By Bianca Kaplanek

RANCHO SANTA FE — “It’s a story about coming home when no one knew you were gone,” Bob Baker said to an audience of about 300 people who filled a meeting hall at Village Community Presbyterian Church on Oct. 7 to view “Hold at All Costs,” his 80-minute documentary about “forgotten warriors in a forgotten battle of a forgotten war.” “I wanted to tell a story that hasn’t been told,” Baker said when asked what motivated him to produce the film. “It’s a story that must be told.” “Hold at All Costs” focuses on The Battle of Outpost Harry, a conflict to defend a strategic hilltop location during the Korean War.The story is told by those who survived. “To this day the men who fought in this battle carry the scars,” Baker said. “You will see the pain and suffering they have carried for 57 years.” Baker, better known as owner of one of the largest car dealerships in San Diego, was among the soldiers who fought at Outpost Harry. “I was lucky to come home unscathed,” he said. Outpost Harry was located in an area of the Korean Peninsula known as the Iron Triangle. It was considered a strategic military hot spot sought after by the Chinese because it commanded an excellent view of enemy positions. In June 1953, U.S. soldiers were given “hold at all costs” orders with no withdrawal. “That meant you were either carried off in a stretcher or died there,” Baker said. A website for outpost survivors boasts the motto, “We held! And indeed we did.” Baker traveled across

LARGER THAN LIFE With his military picture in the background, Bob Baker introduces his documentary about “forgotten warriors in a forgotten battle of a forgotten war.” Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

the United States no less than four times, to China three times and to Greece and England to collect material for the film. It includes interviews with American, South Korean, Greek and Chinese veterans. Baker said once he was in the editing room, it was difficult deciding what not to include because he has so much material. The film, presented Oct. 7 by the Armed Forces Interest Group and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, was directed by Rancho Santa Fe resident Glenn Palmedo-Smith. It is set for nationwide release Nov. 11 on Veterans BRASSY The Navy Band Southwest entertains guests with patriotic songs. The brass quintet members are, from left, Robert Burston, Stephanie Robinson, Kurt Zeigler, Kurtis Henderson and Joe Moore. Day. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Rancho Santa Fe students lauded by school board of achievement for their efforts. “I can’t remember many times in my life when I’ve done something perfectly and they are few,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney. “This is a huge accomplishment. I am so proud of you for having the ability and doing the best you can with that ability.” Kim Pinkerton, elementary school principal, told the students they should be proud. “We are excited to honor you tonight,” Pinkerton said. “When you shake our hands, smile. Be proud.This is a very important evening.” Second-graders Conrad Delgado and Ella Fox both earned a perfect score on their STAR Math and ELA tests. Fifth-grader Michael Curcio earned a perfect PERFECT SCORERS! The children pictured were just part of the group who got perfect test scores in their score on both his STAR Math STAR tests at the R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe. They were invited to the Oct. 7 school board and Science tests. meeting for recognition. The library at the school was nearly overflowing with the young scholars and their famShannon Buss, a thirdilies. Photo by Patty McCormac students with perfect STAR RANCHO SANTA FE — testing scores, their parents The beautiful new library at and siblings at the school the R. Roger Rowe School board meeting Oct. 7. The stellar students could barely contain all the

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were invited to come to the school, shake the hands of the school board, their principal, the district superintendent and receive a certificate

grader, achieved a perfect score of 600 for the STAR Language Arts Test. Those earning a perfect score of 600 on the STAR Math Test were second-grader Patrick Harrington; thirdgraders were Reilly Cunningham, Tucker Drawdy, Sheila Kaiser, Isabella Macia, Gabrielle Nguyen, Malia Reviere, Jahon Shapouri, Sawyer Simo, Nicole Stein and Rachel Waite; fourthgraders Garth Erdossy, Giselle Esquer, Brandon Fitzpatrick, Paul Gauvereau, Shawn Kulakowski, Breana Nguyen, Ashley Perison, Nicholas Rosetta and Jackson Tuck; fifth-graders Nicole Buss, Lily Klinek, Elizabeth Liang, Bennett McCaskill, Lucy Rickerson, Elizabeth Russell and Travis Wilson; sixth-grader Diana Leavitt; and seventh-grader Seamus Comerford. “This is the highest TURN TO STUDENTS ON B11



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City revisits contract for weed abatement By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Whoever said you can’t fight city hall has obviously never spent time in Del Mar. Council members authorized an agreement that would have allowed a private company to provide a yearround weed abatement program. But after residents expressed various concerns about Fire Protection Services Inc., the city held a public workshop and then adopted a different program two months later. On Aug. 2, Fire Marshal Robert Scott presented three options for weed abatement to decrease the risk from fires caused by overgrown or dead vegetation. His department recommended using Fire Protection Services because it would provide a consistent, year-round program requiring minimal staff time at essentially no cost to the city. The company, used by 10 local cities including Encinitas and Oceanside, would get paid by billing property owners for forced abatement. Many residents said this presented a possible conflict of interest. “Who wants to voluntarily put themselves in a situation where we’re having people come onto our property who don’t get paid unless they find fault?” asked resident Charlie Curry. “No credible threat justifies a bounty hunter for brush abatement,” John Haraden said.



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Zinfandel is California’s muscle wine. 2007s are in abundance with some wineries introducing their 2008s. Both vintages deliver big time. According to Wine Spectator’s Vintage Ratings, both years are up there with the best in a decade. “Zin” as the varietal is affectionately known, almost became California’s official “native” grape recently until someone pointed out that genetically it was proven to come from Italy and known as Primitivo, with lineage extended to an obscure grape in Croatia. It was first planted in California in the 1850s with original “old vines” still producing wine today. As of 2008, Zin is the fifth most widely planted grape, behind Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The Central Coast and Sonoma are two wine making districts that first come to mind as excellent Zin Countries. Not far behind is Amador County and Plymouth in particular, the home of Jeff Runquist Wines. Jeff is known for his

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national Wine Competition. Although ’08 was considered a challenging harvest, this “Z” has deep brooding color with a deep-seated aroma. Smoky oak and chocolate weave through restrained tannins. Alcohol level is down to 14.3 percent enhancing flavor. Zins commonly are more than 15 percent alcohol. Price is $24 on the website. The winery produces 14

varietals each with limited production. The Jeff Runquist Tasting Room hours also are limited: Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See more at www. jeffrunquistwines. com. How much do you get in that bottle or barrel? I am no different than any other wine lover who has a constant quest for great wines worldwide. It’s a never-ending seduction of sight, smell, sip and sensory satisfaction. I get to write about these adventures in wine and I am constantly thankful for the privilege. I also enjoy the research side of this world, with a fascination for quantifying what I write about, so here are my latest facts and figures. The tools of wine consumption start out with a popular size of wine bottle containing 750 mille liters of wine that holds five glasses of wine at 5.5 ounces per glass. That’s about 25.6 ounces per bottle, or 2.4 pounds of grapes. One case of wine holds 12 bottles, or 30 pounds of grapes or 60 glasses of wine. Winemakers can expect a barrel of wine to hold nearly 25 cases of wine or 1,180 glasses. A barrel gets very heavy at these amounts, weighing 740 pounds or 59 gallons of wine. Thanks to my friends at the International Wine Guild TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON B11

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Guild member Diana Ashston helps customers pay for their selections.

The Book Cellar holds a half-price sale twice a year.

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Rancho Santa Fe resident Pam Bills holds granddaughter Sarah, 7 months, while picking out books. Sarah picked out her first big book at the sale.

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Herb Weissman of Rancho Santa Fe picked out four books and was still looking for more. Photos by Patty McCormac

Library guild helped bring reading to the Ranch By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — On a recent Thursday, the twice annual half-price book sale at their Book Cellar kept the members of the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hopping. A healthy crowd converged on the shop, searching the shelves, hauling out stacks of books, and standing in line to check out and pay for their finds. Guild member Donna Culver was manning the cash box, adding up lines of numbers as she checked the book prices. “We have a great selection, great prices and once in a while people find a rare book that we didn’t notice,” Culver said. Herb Weissman had

The O’Keefe children, William, 7, Eva, 9 and Jenni, 11, peruse the children’s section of the sales. They came with their mom to the sale from Ramona.

found four books and was still searching the tent outside the shop for more. “I come here at least once a month,”Weissman,a Rancho

Santa Fe resident, said. “I enjoy the library, the guild has a nice shop and a good selection and the prices are outstanding.”

The O’Keefe family came all the way from Ramona to check out the sale. Eva, 9; Jenni, 11; and William, 7, had picked out a huge stack of books for their mom Faye to purchase for them. “We come here every year for the sales,” Faye O’Keefe said. Rancho Santa Fe resident Pam Bills, holding granddaughter Sarah,7 months,said the baby picked out her very first big book titled “Read to me Grandpa.” The nonprofit organization runs on the kindness of the community who donate the books, their time and the funds to keep it running beautifully. Organizers of the event hoped to raise about $6,000 to put toward the library.

The Rancho Santa Fe in the area wanted a library, Library Guild was founded in and got books for it,” she said. They opened the library the 1940s, said longtime member Nan Werner. TURN TO LIBRARY ON B11 “Some people who lived

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Leftover candy from Halloween can be put to a cornucopia of uses Halloween can leave you with an abundance of candy. You probably bought the types you like, but even if you like the candy you bought, how much did you eat before Halloween? What about all the treats the kids

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SARA NOEL Frugal Living Freeze it: Freeze chocolate to eat it later. You can store candies in an airtight container and use them in your homemade snack mixes, baking (cupcakes brownies, cookies) or crush chocolate candy bars and add to pudding, oatmeal, shakes or roll onto chocolatecovered pretzels. Head to your local library and borrow “The Candy Bar Cookbook” by Alison Inches and Ric McKown (Longstreet Press, 2006). It contains more than 60 recipes using popular candy bars. Barter: Instead of letting kids have all of the candy at once, put some aside. Let them use them as

tokens or candy currency to redeem for skipped chores. For example, five pieces can be traded instead of doing dishes. Put some into a movie-night jar and reward them for good behavior by watching a movie and letting them have some candy while they watch it. Or start a new tradition where Halloween candy from trick-or-treating is left on a kitchen table or outside a bedroom or exterior door and a hungry goblin, caring fairy or switch witch replaces it with a gift. Crafts: With the upcoming holidays, make candy crafts. Create a fun pinata for the kids or keep some for stocking stuffers. Make candy wreaths, garlands or necklaces. Use some leftover candy on a gingerbread house or in an advent calendar. Add some to gifts or make a candy bouquet by hot gluing candy onto bamboo skewers. Add some curl-

ing ribbon to hide the skewer. Then add some foam to the bottom of a clay pot. Finally, insert the skewer candy flowers into the pot. For more creative ways to use candy, look for the book “Candy Construction: How to Build Race Cars, Castles, and Other Cool Stuff out of Store-Bought Candy” by Sharon Bowers (Storey Publishing, LLC, 2010). Co-workers: Bring a jar, bowl or individual goodie bags of candy to share with your co-workers. Keep a few at your desk or in your car, too. Donate: Ask around to see whether anyone accepts candy as a donation. Call places such as shelters, nursing homes, food pantries or doctor’s offices. Some dentists offer a Cash for Candy program. They send the candy to the troops. If you’re a dentist and would like to get involved, visit www.halloweencandybuyback.com

for details. Or send your candy directly to the troops in a care package. Visit www.opgratitude.com for more information. Friends: Save some for your kids to give to their friends. Add a piece here and there in their lunch box or save some for party treats. Or when their friends come over, have some fun with candy science experiments. Visit www.candyexperiments. com or www.science20. com/ science_mom/top_10_ scientific_uses_for_leftover_ halloween_candy for ideas such as acid tests and soaking, microwaving or dissolving candy. 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.

Book looks at gratitude RANCHO SANTA FE — Walter Green of Rancho Santa Fe had a remarkable realization while refocusing his life after selling his company. The former chief executive officer of Harrison Conference Centers (the industry leader in the executive conference center field) went on an extraordinary journey, one that most people think about but never get around to doing. Walter traveled throughout the United States and even abroad individually thanking the 44 most influential people in his life. But it wasn’t just thanking them. Green’s story is one of sincere appreciation and deep gratitude. It’s a story he believes will inspire others. “We often express appreciation for certain people in our journal, or even speak to others about them, we don’t tend to express it to the person in question,” Green said. One year and 44 emotional awakenings later, Green put it all down in his book “This is the Moment: How One Man’s Yearlong Journey Captured the Power of Extraordinary Gratitude” (Hay House; October 2010). For more, visit www. thisisthemoment.com.

Club keeps busy with activities RANCHO SANTA FE — Anyone interested in playing bridge may join the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club’s monthly meeting of Potluck Bridge from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Dining by Design, a creative guide to entertaining, will offer a program from 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 at the Garden Club with author and designer Olga Tuchscher Krasnoff. Call (858) 756-1554 for all reservations.



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Community party benefits young cancer survivor By Wehtahnah Tucker

CARDIFF BY THE SEA — Superheroes really do still exist. At least for 6-year-old Max Kleckner there is hope that the good guys will win. That’s why the community is having a party to benefit him Oct. 22 in the courtyard at Cardiff Town Center. “Mighty Max”as his many friends and family know him, has been in the battle of a lifetime for the past two years and needs all of the super-strength he can get to support him and his family. After a series of ear infections and colds that he couldn’t seem to shake, doctors at Rady Children’s Hospital diagnosed then 4-year-old Max with embryonic-type rhabdomyosarcoma. A large tumor had formed near his right eye, causing it to seize up. Further testing showed that the cancer had metastasized-spreading into his bone marrow — making it stage 4 cancer.The tumor was inoperable because of its proximity to the optic nerve and brain. Max’s parents, Mark Kleckner and Natalie Young, were told that the survival rate ranged from 20 to 50 percent in children with the rare cancer. Max believed his parents

SUPER KIDS Tyler Carder, Teal Carder, Max Kleckner, Caden Martin and Miles Riley enjoy a beach outing. Courtesy photo

when they told him that his “superhero cells” were going to battle the “bad guy” cells invading his body. Just days after the initial diagnosis, doctors inserted a semi-permanent chemotherapy port under the skin in his chest. His parents said it was his “superhero port.” Max spent two weeks in the hospital undergoing his

first round of chemotherapy and a blood transfusion. Intent on eradicating the cancer, Max’s family traveled to Houston,Texas, for six weeks of proton radiation therapy in a clinical trial at The University of Texas M.D.Anderson Cancer Center. Although they were evacuated during Hurricane Ike and feeling the painful sep-

‘Socterberfest’ party serves up fundraising in good taste RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer presents Soctoberfest: Beer, Brat and Bretzel from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Cielo Club to benefit the club’s Academy and Attack programs. The Bavarian-themed evening includes drinks, dinner and dancing to Music as You like It. Tickets to Soctoberfest are $125 each. For tickets, contact Tammy Smith by phone at (619) 787-5111 or (858) 756-0231, or by e-mail to tammypink@aol.com. Funnyman Russ T. Nailz will auction off a range of prizes including a six-night stay at a luxurious Hawaiian condo in Kolea. The threebedroom condo sleeps six, with a gourmet kitchen, patio and barbecue, and private access to the beach and pool. Other live auction items include a “Day at the Races” in Del Mar with Club House Admissions and box seats for six; “Bary’s Bitch’n Kitchen,” dinner prepared in your home by Soccer Dad and “Chef Extraordinaire” Bary Bailey; a “Soccer Mom” package featuring spa treatments and other goodies; a basket of fine wines; tickets to Westside Story; and four hours of design time with Biddle and Barton Interiors. The Soctober begins with ice cold beer and warm pretzels, and tray-passed appetizers including mini potato pancakes and wild mushroom strudel. A Bavarian Buffet, catered by TK&A, features grilled Bratwurst and Kielbasa with sauerkraut and assorted mustards, and other German specialties. “Soctoberfest is our most

important fundraiser of the year,” said Jeri Buchanan, Rancho Santa Fe soccer board member.“The funds we raise at this event will allow the club to enhance the soccer experience in our community by upgrading our equipment, fields and tournament.” Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer, which serves more

than 900 families, believes soccer is far more than a game. “This international sport promotes teamwork, builds character, and furthers an appreciation of world cultures,” said the club’s Director of Coaching Malcolm Tovey. “And did I mention fun?” Information about Rancho Santa Fe Soccer is available online at www.rsfsoccer.com.

aration from supportive friends, Young said Max responded well to the intensive treatment. Max enjoyed a “normal kid” year after the treatment before the cancer relapsed.The extremely rare and aggressive cancer that spread from a tumor in his head to his bone marrow now requires addition-

al treatment. He underwent a year of chemotherapy and radiation and continues to be treated with premium-grade immunotherapy and alternative medicines. Although Max is insured, the cost of his treatment will exceed the $2 million lifetime cap soon.“We’re not sure about what to do after that,” Young said. The family is headed to Maryland for additional treatment at the National Cancer Institute. “There is a 2 percent success rate with this (treatment),”Young said. “It’s such a rare form of cancer, there aren’t any cures.” Max spent most of the summer in the hospital. “The minute he feels good we get out as much as we can,”Young said. “We love our community and our life.” The close-knit community of friends has expanded as word of the family’s situation reaches more people. Rae Martin, whose family has known the family for four years, is not surprised at the outpouring of support. “They (Kleckners) are an amazing example of how to stay positive in the face of such adversity,” she said. “They are TURN TO SURVIVOR ON B11

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ENTREPRENUER Col. Ed Fletcher is one of the most significant people in San Diego County history as a land and water developer. He worked closely with Walter Hodges on Hodges Dam, Lake Hodges and related water districts. He was given full credit for his persistence and ultimate success at Rancho Santa Fe. Fletcher remained involved in Rancho Santa Fe as a sales agent and as an Association board director.



THE MEN OF SANTA FE RAILWAY Pictured here from left are Walter E. Hodges, vice president of the Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe history is rich with powerful people who helped the area grow to Railway, and E.P. Ripley, the president. Ripley was visiting from what it is today. Some of the more noted figures in local history are Walter E. Hodges, E.P. the Chicago office to review the progress of Hodges and his Ripley of the Santa Fe Railway and entrepreneur and real estate developer Col. Ed team. Local developer Col. Ed Fletcher had the greatest respect Fletcher.

for Ripley. Fletcher’s memoirs couldn’t lavish enough praise, call-

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

Twin foals healthy enough to go back home RANCHO SANTA FE — Sunny and Angel, the pair of extremely rare twin foals that overcame great odds against their survival, turned 6 months old in September and left the Equine Hospital at Helen Woodward Animal Center for the first time. The foals were transferred to the hospital in Rancho Santa Fe within hours after their birth March 28. Now the foals and their mother, a maiden mare named Lena, are leaving for greener pastures. “The odds of a mare and twin foals reaching full-term are about one in a million,” HWAC spokesman John Van Zante said. “Add to that a one in 10,000 chance of all three surviving the foaling and another one in 15,000 chance of them surviving the first two weeks and you can see that these really are miracle babies! Now they’re doing great!” Sunny and Angel were foaled in the Fallbrook area, when Lena’s owner was unaware her mare was carrying twins. Once Sunny emerged, a few seconds later his little sister followed in what is called a “shadow birth.” “It hasn’t been easy,” hospital Manager Christen Hanley said. “Sunny and Angel overcame several medical issues that could have

FOALS HEAD HOME Rare twin foals, Sunny and Angel, who were cared for at the Equine Hospital at Helen Woodward Animal Center since their birth last March, went home in September. After months of leg splints and special attention, the foals turned 6 months old and were well enough return to their Fallbrook-area home with their mother Lena. Courtesy photo

jeopardized their chances of survival. Dr. Rodrigo Vazquez applied splints to hold their front legs in position while the bones and muscles matured. Now their legs are strong, they’re both healthy, and they’re ready to begin their lives as normal, romping

foals.” The twins and Lena developed a worldwide following through live, streaming video. “Lena, Sunny, and Angel will go to an undisclosed location,” Van Zante said. “After six months of living in front of cameras, it’s

time for them to have some privacy as they move on with their lives.” Fans including a loyal following, called Lena’s Foal Fanatics, have watched the twins’ progress online through a webcam at www. animalcenter.org.

HWAC plans to use the webcam in the future to highlight other animals. For more information about HWAC or the Equine Hospital visit the website, call (858) 756-4117, or visit the Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

RANCHO SANTA FE — The San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority announced it has received a $1,049,368 grant from the California Natural Resources Agency to fund trail enhancements and riparian restoration in Del Dios Gorge. The grant is part of the first round of Proposition 84 funding to be awarded through the Agency’s River Parkways grant program. The San Dieguito River Park was one of 31 recipients of $31 million in funding distributed statewide and the only awardee in San Diego County. The grant will allow the River Park to make several enhancements to the Del Dios Gorge Trail below the Lake Hodges dam and continue native habitat restoration efforts along the San Dieguito River in the gorge. The River Park’s grant proposal included a recreational element to benefit trail users and improve public access and a restoration element to benefit native habitat and wildlife. The grant’s recreational element was funded in the amount of $176,000 and will provide public access improvements along nearly two miles of the Del Dios Gorge Trail, including a viewing platform overlooking the dam, shaded picnic tables, grading and erosion control, benches and signage. The Del Dios Gorge Trail was completed in 2009 and stretches from the Lake Hodges dam to the Santa Fe Valley staging area, near the Crosby Estates. The section through the gorge joined 20 miles of existing trails to make up the longest continuous segment of the San Dieguito River Park’s Coastto-Crest Trail, which will eventually span the 55-mile length of the Park from Del Mar to Volcan Mountain, north of Julian. In addition to the trail enhancements, lodge-pole fencing will be installed to formalize the staging area, and a solar-powered automatic gate will be installed to control after-hours access and prevent dumping. “This grant is great news that will allow us to continue making progress conserving natural habitat and providing open space access for County residents and visitors,” said Dick Bobertz, executive director of the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority. “The recently released San Diego Foundation report Parks for Everyone reveals how important accessible open space is to our health and economy.” The restoration element of the grant comprises the remaining $873,000 of the award and will fund the removal of 21 acres of eucalyptus forest severely impacting native riparian habitat along 1.3 miles of river channel below the dam. Eucalyptus effectively TURN TO PARK ON B11



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Helpful hints to ‘green’ your Halloween COAST CITIES — This season, Waste Management of North County reminds its customers to save money and Think Green by avoiding traditional Halloween routines in favor of recyclable, ecofriendly habits. — Use the whole pumpkin: Most everyone buys a pumpkin to celebrate the holiday and ends up tossing it in the trash on Nov. 1. However, avoiding that waste is easy by using the pumpkin for both food and decoration. It’s easy to bake the seeds with a little bit of salt for a tasty and healthy snack; or, puree the freshly cutout pieces for recipes that

call for fresh pumpkin — avoiding canned pumpkin. All other parts of the pumpkin can be added to your compost pile. — Skip the expensive plastic costumes: Put less stress on your wallet by opting for costumes made of reusable or recycled materials. Incite your family’s creativity by constructing a unique, exciting costume from scratch. — Use recyclable bags for your Trick-or-Treaters: A fun family activity is to create a unique Trick-or-Treat basket, or simply put a reusable bag or pillowcase to good use. Avoiding the plas-

tic Jack-O-Lantern type containers will avoid clutter, save money, and add a dash of originality to your Trickor-Treaters’ costume. — Candy options are out there: When stocking up for Oct. 31, look for candy brands that donate part of their profits to environmental causes; Fair Tradesourced chocolates; or sweets made with pure cane sugar, fruit juice and natural colors. If you’re skipping candy for health reasons, try handing out small toys, pencils, or soy crayons. Buy in bulk to avoid the packaging waste. — DIY decorations:

Fire at Hawthorne Machinery booth does minor damage 4S RANCH — On Oct. 6 at 1:29 p.m. firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to a water flow alarm at Hawthorne Machinery, at the corner of Camino San Bernardo and Willow Court in 4S Ranch. Upon arrival they saw smoke coming from a large, industrial paint booth used to paint earth-moving equipment. Further investigation revealed that a fire had broken out in the paint booth’s filtration system but had been contained by the activation of one fire sprinkler. One employee was in the booth when the fire broke out but was able to evacuate safely when he saw the smoke.

“The building, which is Diego Medical Services. The cause remains worth approximately $750,000, sustained only under investigation. $500 in damage,” Fire Marshal Cliff Hunter said. “If not for the properly functioning fire sprinkler, the outcome could have been much different and the damage much more severe.” Firefighters remained on scene for approximately two hours to ensure the fire was extinguished and assist with the investigation and clean up. Three fire engines and two battalion chiefs from RSFFPD responded to the incident. They were assisted by one ladder truck, two fire engines, and one battalion chief from San Diego Fire and one ambulance from San

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out of the leaves, which damages the tree and causes heavy leaf drop. This infestation and the subsequent observable damage to the eucalyptus forest in Rancho Santa Fe resulted in the formation of the

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definitive studies) the efficacy of this type of chemical control appears to be highly variable and is likely related to the ability of the individual tree to transporting the insecticide up into the branches and leaves. Another treatment that has been suggested is a regimen of deep watering, sometimes in combination with the chemical control described above. But just as with the chemical control,the success of deep watering has also proven to be highly variable. In sum, the wasps have proven to be the most effective type of control over a longer period time. But the other treatments may also be successful on a case-by-case basis, provided the infested tree is capable of transporting water, nutrients and insecticide up into its branches and leaves. The following recommendations are divided into two categories; community-wide and tree or property specific. On a community-wide basis, reforestation is perhaps the most important recommendation. This simply involves replacing eucalyptus that have died or been removed.To assist with reforestation, the Association has arranged to grow approximately 2,000, onegallon eucalyptus trees, which will be made available to members. Two types of eucalyptus trees will be available: eucalyptus sideroxylon (red TURN TO EUCALYPTUS ON B11

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the greatest, easiest people to be around. Anyone who the Kleckners have touched feels the same way.” Thad Benshoof, co-owner of Rimel’s and Zenbu, along with Matt Rimel said participating in the fundraiser was an easy choice.“I’m just trying to be a good community member, we all have kids and we all feel good about helping a kid from the community,” he said. Along with local businesses Sambazon, Seaside Market, East Coast Pizza and Ezia, Rimel’s and Zenbu will donate all of the proceeds from their restaurants to ben-

library adding the community room, the Book Cellar shop, the children’s library and guild offices, she said. Although it houses a San Diego County Library,the guild still buys many of the books, books on tape, pays the salaries of several employees and keeps up the maintenance of the building. The county pays to rent the building for its library space.

“I come here every time they have a sale and at least once a month in between,” Karen Litch of Rancho Santa Fe said. As guild member Diana Ashton finally had a chance to look up from a steady stream of customers, she said she enjoyed being a member. “This is my favorite thing in the world. You get to meet the nicest people,” she said.

efit Max. Numerous activities at the party include a jam session where children are welcome to play the instruments, a silent auction with donations from local businesses, pro-surfers and skateboarders and “Mighty Max” inspired items for sale. For a little boy who loves to swim, surf and boogie board, the countless days in the hospital are difficult to endure. But with the love and support of his parents and friends, Max makes it though the painful shots and treatments. “At this point you try to be strong and enjoy the good days,” Young said. “Max told

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in Denver, Colo., the most recent wine trends data from 2008 has this to say: wine consumption is up 3.5 percent worldwide, from 6.3 billion gallons to 6.5 billion. Per capita consumption by country is surprising: Vatican City State leads at 17.6 gallons per person! Following closely is France, Luxembourg and Italy. What about the U.S.? We are No. 57 at 2.5 gallons per person, but we are up 14.5 percent. For the total country, regardless of individual consumption, the U.S. is No. 3 behind France and Italy. The biggest producing country and the biggest exporter is Italy at 452 million gallons or 33 percent of their production. Salute Italia!

Wine Bytes — Alternative Wines in Carmel Valley brings Schafer Wines for a tasting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. New Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot are offered. Cost information is available by calling (858) 780-9463. — South Coast Winery in Temecula hosts a Chefs and Winemakers Intimate Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23. Enjoy new releases and big winners, a five-course



it up around here to be considered quirky. I already talk to myself — out loud — on a regular basis, but I’m allergic to cats. And I have heard that excessive quirkiness tends to lose you friends and make people keep their distance, which



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Reception at 6 p.m. Fourcourse dinner includes rack of lamb and hangar steak. Cost is $50 each. Call for an RSVP at (760) 942-2104. — The New World Wine Experience presented by the world-leading Wine Spectator Magazine is planned for Las Vegas’ The Venetian and the Palazzo from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. Two hundred and twenty top wineries will be there. Tickets are $250 per person. Order tickets at www.venetian.com.

would just leave me talking to myself more, not writing. The time I spent whimpering could be considered quirky, but highly unproductive. Sorry, Mom. There will be no novel from me. Really, I am far too content reading the novels of the host of wonderful writers, quirky or otherwise, who are already out there working.

It would be just silly of me to take time away from reading them to try and add to the stack by your bed. I’m content to just fill your down time at the car wash. Still, I might give those headscarves a try.

and Reporting, or STAR, measures performance on the California Achievement tests. It is the result of the Public Schools Accountability Act that was passed by California voters in

1999, which developed a comprehensive system to hold students, schools and districts accountable for improving academic performance. These tests are administered each spring to grades two through 11.

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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displaces native vegetation, eliminating the dense cover upon which resident and migratory riparian bird species depend for forage and nesting habitat. The restoration work will benefit least Bell’s vireo and southwestern willow flycatcher, two federally endangered birds, yellow warbler and yellow-breasted chat, both state species of special concern, as well as numerous other native plant and animal species. Some native trees such as willows are expected to naturally increase in num-



ironbark) and eucalyptus citriodora (lemon-scented gum). The trees should be available in March of 2011. In addition to planting new eucalyptus, it is also important to plant several different varieties of trees, so as to move away from a monoculture and diversify the forest. Not only do these new trees help offset some of the eucalyptus that have died or been removed, but they also add to the diversity of the forest and thereby improve overall forest health. As a service to members and in conjunction with the FHTF, the Association developed a recommended tree planting list, which is available on both the FHTF (www.rsfforesthealth.org) and Association’s (www. rsfassociation.org) websites. Several varieties of trees from the list have also been planted in an arboretum, along the hiking trail that runs next to the golf course, adjacent to San

ber following the eucalyptus removal, but the funding will also cover replanting of riparian trees and shrubs where native vegetation is not likely to recover quickly on its own. Removing the eucalyptus will also improve fire safety in the narrow gorge, which is a primary traffic and evacuation route, and significantly enhance the scenic value of the area for trail users. The River Park will partner with the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy to carry out the eucalyptus removal. The Conservancy began habitat restoration

work in Del Dios Gorge in 2009 with funding from two federal agencies. “The River Parkways grant is very exciting for us and absolutely crucial in allowing the completion of this highly visible, high priority project. We have an estimated 30,000 eucalyptus trees left to remove and one can imagine how dramatically that will improve native habitat for some of our most sensitive species,” said Leslie Woollenweber, conservation programs manager for the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. Work is scheduled to begin this winter.

Elijo. When questions arise regarding an individual tree or property, perhaps the most important step would be to obtain a recommendation from a certified, consulting arborist. If however, the damage to the tree is irreversible or if the tree is clearly dead or poses a risk (e.g., from falling or breaking), the arborist may recommend removal. Because the recommended course of action can vary so widely (even from tree to tree on the same property) depending on the diagnosis, it is always best to seek the advice of a certified arborist. Looking toward the future, the FHTF will be focusing on three primary goals: — To help define community standards for forest aesthetics — To develop a forest management plan — To convert the red gum eucalyptus monoculture forest to a mixed eucalyptus/evergreen forest

The first goal, community standards for forest aesthetics, relates to how the community perceives the forest. The questions for the Ranch are what level of decay is acceptable here and what is normal for this type of forest. The next goal is to develop a management plan as a tool (based in part on the answer to the forest aesthetic question) to help maintain a healthy forest. Specific activities will likely include ongoing monitoring, removal of hazardous trees and thinning to improve tree health and reduce competition. The third goal will be to replace the red gum eucalyptus monoculture with a more diverse, mixed eucalyptus/evergreen forest. Once implemented, these goals will help ensure the long term viability of the forest in the Ranch, while maintaining the eucalyptus as the iconic symbol of our community for future generations.


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mated $7,500, which is available due to an estimated $20,000 savings from a recent reduction in the fire services contract, the city manager said. “This is a really minor cost for the level of protection I think we would achieve,” Mosier said. He said given the city’s “very small, geographically unique setting with a lot of vegetation and a lot of sense of community,” this alternative seemed to be the best option. “I think a more personal touch for this kind of program is absolutely essential,” he said, adding that the job would be difficult for someone who doesn’t know the history of Del Mar and its unique vegetation. “I think fire protection is very important,” he said. “I think the way you do it has to be sensitive to the unique character of Del Mar and to our unique populous.” In a related move, council members adopted a code amendment that gives the city the authority to abate a nuisance after sufficient notices have been sent and the owner disregards them “for no good reason,” Scott said. The new ordinance, which is consistent with state laws, also allows the city to notify the county assessor if a property has been abated so a lien can be placed on the tax bill and the city can recoup the abatement cost. The law also declares it a misdemeanor for property owners to allow the existence of a public nuisance on their property by permitting a fire hazard to remain.

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