Rancho Santa Fe News, Oct. 8, 2010

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Residents gather to gamble, grub and dance at the Rancho Days Hoe Down Dance A8

BACK IN THE DAY A look at pictures of Hodges Dam following 9 days B6 of rain in 1921

PASSING OF A LEGEND A prominent Ranch resident and pioneer B6 in television dies



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Students chalk up a new art experience By Bianca Kaplanek

Contrast is an important element for any artist, but the concept took on new meaning when students from Santa Fe Christian School put their lesson on chalk art into action. Participating in Carlsbad’s ArtSplash during the last weekend in September, students in Barbara Farrington’s upper level art classes turned black pavement into works of art in 100-degree temperatures. Less than a week later, they used the school’s center quad as a canvas, but this time under cloudy skies and possible thunderstorms. The threat of rain didn’t deter the young artists as they set up tents or worked in sheltered areas to re-create chalk works by five pop artists. Chalk painting festivals throughout California have been patterned after those that originated in 16th century Renaissance Italy, Farrington said. The artists TURN TO CHALK ON A18

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By Patty McCormac

HANDS ON Solana Beach resident Ryan Gillett, a Santa Fe Christian offensive lineman, gets down to the detail work on "Beagle" by Alicia Van Noy. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Residents turn out to support fire department By Patty McCormacc

RANCHO SANTA FE — While the Witch Creek Fire seems a long time ago for many, it is still fresh in the minds of the people of Rancho Santa Fe. That is why many of them turned out to support the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District at its annual pancake breakfast held on Sept. 26 at the station. “The firemen saved my house during the fire on Oct. 2, 2007,” said LaVerne Schlosser. “It came right to my door. It burned most of the landscape, but my house was saved by the firefighters. They are in my prayers every night.” Schlosser’s home is at the end of Guadalupe next to the San Dieguito River. “I would do anything to support the department. We had a real close call,” she said. This grateful resident was not the only one to turn out for the event. Organizers estimated that about 350 would pass through the line for the pancake, sausage and eggs. The money raised from the event will be used for the various charities supported by the department, including Rady Children’s Hospital, breast cancer

FIRE DEPT. FANS The Szekeres family, Sarah, Brooke, 1, David and Carson, 3 all of Rancho Santa Fe, check out a fire engine. Photo by Patty McCormac

research, the Muscular Dystrophy Organizers hoped to raise about Association, Casa de Amparo, the Burn $3,500 from the event, which has hosted Institute and the various charity dinners for more than 20 years. hosted by the department, said Dave Rancho Santa Fe Fire Capt. Mark Livingstone, president of the firefightTURN TO FIRE ON A15 er’s association.

RANCHO SANTA FE — Next year the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary and at that time its executive director Christina Wilson will have been on board nearly half that time. “I work with an amazing group of people and I am fortunate enough to participate in the philanthropy of wonderful people in our region and our community,” Wilson said. “It is a real privilege.” She said the best thing about her job is that it is wonderful to be paid to do good work and to know the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation has changed someone’s life for the better. “I work for a board of directors and we are a team,” Wilson said. “At the end of the day, we have made a difference in someone’s life.” So far, the foundation has given in excess of $100 million to worthy causes and people in need, she said. Wilson grew up in CHRISTINA Rancho WILSON Santa Fe. Her family moved here in 1949. She attended local schools and attended University of California, Davis for her undergraduate degree. Then she came home. In her position at the foundation, which she has held for 13 years, she manages all operations of the organization. “I work with the board of directors on development and fundraising and I am the face of the foundation out in the community in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, TURN TO HELPING ON A21


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LEAD STORY Edible “dirt” has recently appeared on the menus of several of the world’s most renowned restaurants (e.g., the top-rated Noma in Copenhagen, Shakuf in Tel Aviv, Gilt in New York City). “People are really wowed to see dirt on their plates,” said Gilt’s head chef. Actually, the “dirt” only looks and feels like dirt. Each chef creates signature tastes from dried or charred powders with the appearance and consistency of sand, soil or ash — from a base of plants, vegetables or eggs, or even dried beer. Said a reviewer, “These chefs are reminding people where food actually comes from.”

Can’t Possibly Be True — Until August, Nettleton Middle School near Tupelo, Miss., had a strict policy for election of class officers for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders: Only white students could be president, and only black students could be vice president. (Other officers were segregated by race, as well.) Officials explained that it was one way to assure black representation even though three-fourths of the students are white. A school memo was leaked to The Smoking Gun website in August, and a day later the school district rescinded the policy. — After two Mexican fishermen were dragged from their boats and “chewed so badly that their bodies could not be identified by their own families,”according to a Daily Express review of an August British TV documentary, warnings were issued along the Pacific coast about the northern migration of Humboldt squid. They grow to 8 feet long, weigh up to 100 pounds, travel up to 15 mph, have eight swim/hold tentacles — and two “attack” tentacles that are studded with 40,000 or more razor-sharp “teeth”-like nubs that help each devour almost seven tons of fish a year. Furthermore, female Humboldts are capable of laying 30 million eggs.

It’s Good to Be a British Criminal (continued) — Briton Tania Doherty believed in 2008 that she was finally rid of ex-boyfriend Kawa ali Azad, who had stalked and assaulted her (once beating her unconscious) after she ended their affair in 2006. Azad had been arrested and ordered deported to his native Iraq, but when Iraq refused to take him, he applied to stay in Britain and,pending an immigration decision, was released by a judge sensitive to the “human rights” of someone seeking international “asylum.” Azad immediately resumed harassing Doherty (who was chagrined to learn of the breadth of her violator’s “human rights”). — Notorious killer Jon Venables, convicted in 1993 TURN TO ODD FILES ON A18

Dad’s Day

RANCHO SANTA FE — The rain and lightning might drive the dads inside, but it certainly didn’t keep them away from Dad’s Day at Horizon Prep. “With the lightning, comes our rainy-day schedule,” said Horizon Prep Interim VicePrincipal Holly Morey. “That means our dads get to have lunch and recess inside the classroom with their children.” Judging from the high turnout, Horizon Prep Dads certainly aren’t afraid of a Southern California storm. “We did hear a few cries of ‘What, no dodgeball?’ But that was from the dads, not the students,” Morey said. Fortunately,this is the first of four Dad’s Days on the Horizon Prep school year calendar. Maybe next time the weather will cooperate and the dodgeball competition can DOIN’ DAD’S DAY Sebastian Carpenter, Dan and Brady Pedersen, and Noah Lugo hang out at lunch time during Dad’s Day at Horizon Prep on Sept. 30. Courtesy photo begin.

Cougar sightings in Ranch By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — 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 recent 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. “In April of this year we had a report that a mountain lion had injured two dogs,” said Matt Wellhouser, chief of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol. “In this case there was no visual confirmation of the cat TURN TO COUGAR ON A23

Suspect denies sex with rape hoax teen By Shelli DeRobertis

WELCOME DADS Brad Remy joins daughter Camryn during Dad’s FATHER-DAUGHTER Dad Jason Elliott enjoys Dad’s Day lunch with daughter Hanna, despite the wild weather Sept. 30. Courtesy photo Day at Horizon Prep on Sept. 30. Courtesy photo

Parents to be held responsible for underage drinking By Bianca Kaplanek

Del Mar residents caught hosting a party during which underage drinking is taking place will soon face consequences. At the Sept. 20 meeting, City Council approved a draft ordinance intended to crack down on the problem. According to the staff report, the city “has experienced increasing problems and challenges to law enforcement related to minors consuming alcohol on private property.” When it comes to house parties, law enforcement is currently limited to citing

minors only when they see them consuming alcohol. The new law gives police another tool in their tool box, City Attorney Leslie Devaney said, by targeting the party host or people who know or should know underage drinking is taking place. Representatives from local prevention and awareness organizations spoke in support of the social host ordinance. “It’s ... shocking to learn that a lot of parents do not know that it’s against the law to allow underage drinking,” Leticia Robles, with the North Coastal Prevention

Coalition, said. According to surveys conducted by her organization, most students say they began drinking at home, she said. “We work with parents all the time and they think it’s OK to let kids drink in their home,” said Encinitas resident Nancy Logan, who was speaking on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “We need to eliminate that belief.” Logan said statistics show youngsters are less likely to drink if their parents don’t condone the behavior. “If they’re allowed to drink in their home, they’re

going to continue doing it and then get in a car and drive to the next party or home and we all know what happens,” Logan said. Judi Strang from the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth said social host laws reduce the availability of alcohol to minors and change the “overall community attitude of social acceptance” of how, when and where alcohol may be consumed. “Messages do make a difference,” Strang said. Council members said they are generally reluctant TURN TO DRINKING ON A23

Woman rebuts reinstated grand theft charges By Shelli DeRobertis

An Encinitas woman was back in court Sept. 23 and entered a not-guilty plea against reinstated charges that she stole more than $1 million in fixtures from a repossessed Olivenhain mansion she had big dreams for. Charges of grand theft and felony vandalism are facing Suzy Brown, 45, after the same charges were dropped in July due to a technicality. After her plea, Brown was scheduled to return to the Vista courthouse for a Jan. 7 readiness hearing with Judge

Marshall Hockett. A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 8. “The only way to understand this case is through the heart, not the criminal mind,” Brown said to The Coast News at her arraignment. She said she had loved her house and put a lot of hard work into it, but that her neighbors wanted to destroy its purpose. Brown bought the $13 million, 16,000-square-foot house in 2006 with the goal of turning it into a luxury rehab center. Neighbors opposed the

idea and fought against the retreat plans, and reports say that Brown stopped making payments on the mortgage in 2007. She is accused of stealing items such as brass faucets and toilets, an antique door and hand-carved cabinets after the bank took over the massive house. The bank foreclosed in February 2009, and the items were reported missing on March 26, four days after Brown moved out. She previously admitted to the theft of the items, which

have been returned, according to reports. She had purchased the home with 60 investors and defaulted due to the lack of business, according to previous reports. Robert Eacret, a San Diego County district attorney on the case, said charges were refiled in August after originally being on calendar last December. At Brown’s first arraignment the charges were dismissed because there was not yet an official record of the house being bank-owned.

A Vista man pleaded not guilty to a single count of unlawful sexual intercourse at his arraignment Sept. 30, where he was charged for having sex with an 15-year-old high school student from Encinitas who he allegedly enticed through an Internet site. Twenty-year-old Jose Adrian Cano was arrested on Sept. 28 in connection with the false abduction and sexual assault claims that were generated by the female victim after the two met up and had sex during school hours on Sept. 24. Cano was ordered by Judge Joan Weber to be held without bail while authorities determine his immigration status. He was assigned a public defender at the arraignment, and the case is set for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 13. A release sent by authorities said that detectives and investigators searched Cano’s home and seized a computer, and were led to believe there are additional underage victims. Outside the Vista courtroom, Katherine Flaherty, deputy district attorney, said that in a case like this where there is a meeting between people online there is always a concern with law enforcement that there may be other victims. “We are trying to see if there are any other individuals who had contact with TURN TO DENIES ON A23



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Vista councilman’s time has come and gone If you’re being fried on a hot skillet, wouldn’t you want to jump out of the pan? Not if you’re Frank Lopez, the city councilman from Vista. List him as another politician hanging in against the odds and against the better judgment of almost everyone but himself. Battered from several directions, Lopez says his detractors will not deter him from fulfilling his commitment to fight for the best interests of the people of the city of Vista. He’ll be taking at least one day off from that battle when he heads downtown on Nov. 14 to serve time — one day, that is — at the San Diego Central Jail for failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance for the staff at his family restaurant, Casa Linda, on South Santa Fe Avenue. He’s also been ordered to pay $12,000 in restitution to the state and perform 120 hours of community service. The charge is a misdemeanor. Had it been a felony, Lopez would have had to step down from the council. I do not know what he’ll be doing for community service, but the image that comes to mind is him wearing a bright orange vest, carrying a pointed stick, spiking roadside litter along Highway 78 and emptying the catch into a big green plastic bag. Your city council at work. All four of his council colleagues have asked him to resign. Since he won’t, they were moving this week to remove him as the council’s representative to the Regional Solid Waste Association and to the city Planning Commission, Crime and Substance Abuse Commission, Traffic Commission and the Vista Village Business Association. His tenaciousness in clinging to office is also prompting a recall effort. Given the bona fide signatures of 6,750 registered voters on a petition within four or so months, there could be a special election to oust him. There’s a ton of other stuff, such as a stack of liens for underpaid and unpaid federal personal income taxes, unpaid levies for


BRUCE KAUFFMAN Not That You Asked Social Security and Medicare for his employees, and unmet obligations for their unemployment compensation insurance. Detractors find a delicious irony in how Lopez convinced voters in 2006 to approve a halfcent increase in the sales tax in Vista and then how his restaurant failed to pay more than $6,000 in sales tax since that measure, Proposition L, took effect in April 2007. Lopez also labors under explosive allegations that he wrote dozens of bad checks to Casa Linda employees and vendors while he and his wife, Mary, who will also be serving that day in jail, ran up huge gambling debts at area casinos, including more than $56,000 at one venue. Even with the district attorney’s declaration that Lopez had no intent to defraud anyone, and even though the councilman says he’s made good on all the checks, Lopez can’t seem to shake a public impression of him writing rubber checks as the croupier collects stacks of chips he laid on a felt-top table. Is it all that necessary for the city to spend an estimated $300,000 on a recall election because Lopez adamantly clings to his seat even though he’s worn out the welcome of his council colleagues and a score of citizens as well? The sad thing is that we are talking here about the first Latino council member in the history of the city of Vista, where Hispanics now outnumber whites. If Lopez does step down, though, a lot of talk says the City Council will still have a Latino, and a more suitable role model at that, in one John Aguilera, a financial adviser who chairs the Planning TURN TO ASKED ON A21

Minor league coming to North County? Maybe by 2012 More than just talk now. Recently Escondido allocated a pile of dough to have consultants tell them it’s a great idea like the Performing Arts Center. Padres are involved and would like to bring the Portland franchise to the city. It would require a 9,000-seat stadium costing in the neighborhood of $50 million. The Padres estimate they would pony up for the franchise. It would require that investors be given the rights to all revenue from admissions, concessions and naming rights. What source of income could the city expect? Not much, if any.

Lopez recall Vista voters are out gathering signatures in an effort to recall council elected Frank Lopez who is alleged to have substantial problems with finances. He sez he won’t quit even though his council colleagues and more than a few residents have suggested it’s time for him to go. Recall supporters have 120 days to gather 6,576 signatures of registered voters to trigger an election. City administration figures it will cost about $300 grand for an election that will stand alone.

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BILL ARBALLO Eye on the Coast Candidate forums Talk to the Flower Capital council candidates by attending a forum. Leucadia Town Council has its set for Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Encinitas Library. Register to vote if you aren’t already and vote early by casting an absentee ballot. Last day to register is Oct. 18.

Reduced fares In an effort to get folks in the habit of riding the Coaster, NCTD will reduce fares beginning Jan. 20 for an undetermined period. Solbeach rep Dave Roberts proposed the idea and received enthusiastic support from his colleagues.

Correcting the record

progress of the city from incorporation to the present. A must-read for residents interested in its history. It also details Pearson growing up since he was born in New Hampshire. It will be available in local bookstores.

Water rates going up The New Year will bring higher water rates throughout the county. How much? Each water district has its own formula. The only thing certain at this time is that rates are not going down even though it rained more.

Local legend Funeral services were held Sept. 23 for Ramon “Ray” Castro of Eden Gardens, who until his retirement operated his highly successful landscaping business for 60 years. He also was considered a master of the guitar and frequently appeared at social functions. He was a World War II Army veteran. Even though he was unable to finish grade school he was self-taught.

Retired horse racing historian Bill Sherlis correctly notes that Tourism district Hall of Fame jockey Bill Hartack who won a slew of races at the sea- finally OK’d After months of diddling, side track is living back east, not in Surfside City electeds have OK’d Vista. the Tourism Business Improvement District that will operate on a 1 perExceptional aptitude Tom Pearson’s 500-page book is cent tourist fee in addition to the out after more than a decade in the established 11.5 percent fee paid by writing. Pearson, the only five-term TURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON A21 Seaside mayor, recounts the

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OCT. 8 NIGHT OUT Parents are invited to take the evening off with Parents Night Out from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 6066 Corte del Cedro, Carlsbad. Kids ages 3 to 10 can enjoy a pizza dinner, make a craft, play games and watch a movie as specially trained members of the congregation care for your children. Call (760) 930-1270 or visit www.holy-cross-church. org to learn more.





Illusionist Brock Edwards plans to cut the principal of El Camino Creek Elementary in half when he performs at the school at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8. The Brock Edwards Magic Extravaganza is a familyfriendly Vegas-style show sponsored by the PTA. For tickets or event information, contact Christy Whalen at (760) 634-1173.




Community Resource Center will host A Green Tie Affair at its annual gala from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 9, Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year’s event connects the value of being green with all that CRC does to sustain and renew lives. Contact Suzie Colby at scolby @crcncc.org or at (760) 2306305 to learn more. SAVE A CAT The Rescue House will hold its Fall Cat & Kitten Adoption Fair Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, Petco store, Encinitas. There will be approximately 75 cats/kittens there looking for their homes. Call (760) 591-1211 or visit www.rescuehouse.org for details.

OCT. 10 THE CURE A family event benefiting Susan G. Komen 3Day for the Cure will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 10, Moonlight Beach Park, Encinitas. Visit www.boobson themove.org or call (760) 2713721to learn more. RIDE & STRIDE The Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association will host the 4th annual Poker Ride & Stride at 8 a.m. Oct. 10, Walnut Grove


Jammer foundation hosts boot launch for Jimmy Choo RANCHO SANTA FE — A fundraising event hosted by Alicia Jammer of the Jammer Family Foundation, Maria Barry of Le Dimora and Jolane Crawford of Jet Methods was held Sept. 28 at the Barry home in Rancho Santa Fe, to benefit the Jammer Family Foundation. Guests mingled over champagne and appetizers while previewing the new line of Jimmy Choo 24:7 boots, shoes and handbags. A percentage of the proceeds from the event are being donated back from Jimmy Choo in support of the Jammer Family Foundation. The event proceeds will directly impact the Jammer Family Foundation and a variety of organizations. “This was a very special evening to benefit our foundation and was the exclusive launch of the Jimmy Choo 24:7 boots and fall line in San Diego, considered the ‘Ultimate Boot Wardrobe’ by fashion forward followers,” Alicia Jammer said. “Jimmy Choo executives and managers from Beverly Hills, New York and others were in attendance to highlight the unique fall designs and assist with sales.” Event proceeds will in part support San Pasqual Academy’s Christmas Program. Quentin Jammer and his wife Alicia devote much of their time and talent to their nonprofit organization. The Jammer Family Foundation philosophy embraces the belief that all children should be given the same opportunity to excel in athletics as well as academics,



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BEST FOOT FORWARD From left, Jolane Crawford of Jet Methods and Alicia Jammer thank Maria Barry of Le Dimora for opening her Rancho Santa Fe home for a preview of the new line of Jimmy Choo 24:7 boots, shoes and handbags. A percentage of the proceeds from the event are being donated back from Jimmy Choo in support of the Jammer Family Foundation. Courtesy photo


crime REPORT A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis A report for the week of Sept. 21, 2010 to Sept. 28, 2010 SHOOTING RANGE A pistol was found on Sept. 23 at North El Camino Real in Encinitas, along with some miscellaneous firearm parts. EXPLOSIVE Someone reported finding a bomb device at San Rodolfo Road in Encinitas on Sept. 21. When officers arrived about 7 minutes later the claim was unfounded. No case. NOT SO CRAFTY An 18-yearold female may now have plenty of time to bead jewelry after being booked into the Vista jail on felony charges for shoplifting 15 miscellaneous items of jewelry from the Michael’s craft store in Encinitas.


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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS Sept. 25 at 7:47 and 7:48 p.m. The callers complained of pyrotechnics going off near North Emerald Drive and Grapevine Lane. When officials arrived, the show was already over and the incident report marked GOA. A DIRTY THIEF A female juvenile was arrested for shoplifting seven hygienic articles from a drug store on East Vista Way on Sept. 23. CHEAP A report was taken on Sept. 22 for the theft of coins from the air and water machine at a 76 Gas Station in Carlsbad. THEFT AISLE A woman called Carlsbad Police at 3:33 p.m. on Sept. 27 to report that someone stole her wallet and cell phone from the grocery cart she was using at Vons. She claimed to have debit and credit cards in her wallet and more than $1,000 cash.

CRIME LOG Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis


Three roommates in their early 20s were burglarized of two PlayStation 3 Systems, 10 Blue Ray movies, 10 PlayStation games, three iPods, a laptop and a Red Box DVD movie on Sept. 22 at the 3000 block of San Ramon Drive. BUSTED! A female college student was arrested and charged with auto theft and receiving stolen property at Carlsbad Village Drive at 3:04 p.m. on Sept. 23. OOH, AHH Two separate calls were made to police in Vista on


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The victim was shot in the Hazel Leota Head is wanted back of the head while he sat in his for the murder of a man in Benton, trailer. In September of 1998, a La., in 1998. Head was born Dec. state arrest warrant was issued 19, 1949, in Dayton, Ohio. She is 5 after Head was charged with murfeet 2 inches tall and weighs 120 der. A federal arrest warrant was pounds. Head has a scar near her issued after Head was charged right eye, and a gap between her with unlawful flight to avoid prosfront teeth. The suspect often ecution. In addition, Head has works as a waitress, hangs out at HAZEL HEAD been wanted since 1991 by local truck stops, and likes to travel with law enforcement authorities in Nebraska truck drivers. She is a smoker, likes to drink vodka, and where she is charged with arson and failure to frequents casinos. She has been married sev- appear. Contact the nearest FBI office if you know of Head’s whereabouts. eral times, possibly to as many as 10 men.

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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.

The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of Sept. 21, 2010 to Sept. 28, 2010.

SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 4, Burglary 18, Vandalism 8, Assault 2, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 5,Vehicle Theft 0 ENCINITAS Petty Theft 3, Burglary 6, Vandalism 1, Assault 2, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 2 VISTA Petty Theft 4, Burglary 12, Vandalism 4, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 4 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 8, Burglary 5, Vandalism 7, Assault 0, Grand Theft 3, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft 4 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 1, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 1 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0, Vehicle Theft 0




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BANDIT’S BACK Bandit was returned to his owners Sept. 29 at the County Animal Shelter in Carlsbad. On Sept. 27, a Good Samaritan contacted the Department of Animal Services after finding the beagle running loose in Santa Ysabel. The animal’s microchip located his original owners. Courtesy photo

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Answering readers’ questions From time to time, I get questions from readers about various legal topics. In this article, I will address several of these questions. Question: I was cheated by a car dealership. They sold me a car that had been in a prior serious crash but told me that the car had never been damaged. I can’t afford to hire a lawyer. What should I do? Signed Don H.; Encinitas Answer: Don; I’m sorry to hear about your experience with the car dealership. Fortunately, you do have options. One option is to go to small claims court which now has an upper limit of $7,500 and does not require the use of a lawyer. In fact, you are not allowed to use a lawyer to represent you in court. You may consult with a lawyer before going to small claims court to make sure that all your ducks are lined up and your evidence is in an easy to understand and effective package. Another option allows you to hire a lawyer without paying any money up front. Many lawyers who specialize in the area of consumer fraud or personal injury offer different types of contingency fee agreements. This means that the lawyer’s fee is contingent on winning the case and obtaining money or other things of value. Only then, does the lawyer get paid a fee. Many of these agreements give the lawyer a percentage of the amount of the money received. These percentages vary depending on the type of case and the complexity of the legal issues. A third option is a variation of the contingency fee agreement. There are consumer laws that require the bad guys to pay your lawyer’s fees if you win your case. These are called “fee shifting” laws or provisions. A good example of this type of law is found in Civil Code section 1780 which is a part of the Consumers Legal TURN TO LAW ON A22

AWARD WINNERS Seniors with the Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League were awarded outstanding participation awards at the Mother-Daughter chapterwide kick-off meeting including, from left, Kristin Witous, Ashley-Brooke Summerhays, Madison Cavanagh and Allison Rombach. Courtesy photo

Ticktockers start year off with awards Every fall, the National Charity League celebrates its successes at the MotherDaughter chapterwide kickoff meeting, attended by all grade levels of Ticktockers (the girls) and Patronesses (the mothers). On Sept. 19, the chapter gathered to hand out annual awards as well as kick-off the “We Can Drive,” a food drive competition with other chapters. Donations will benefit the San Diego Military Families. Their goal this year is 15,000 cans. Approximately 4,000 cans were donated at

the recent meeting and the drive will continue for one month. Service Awards were also presented to the following Ticktockers: — Madison Cavanagh, Yellow Rosebud Award for serving 50 hours in combined Philanthropic service, in addition to the required hours. — Allison Rombach, Yellow Rosebud Award for serving 50 hours in combined Philanthropic service, in addition to the required hours. — Ashley-Brooke Summerhays, Hourglass Award for serving more than 100 hours in combined

Philanthropic service, in addition to the required hours. — Kristen Witous, Hourglass Award for serving more than 100 hours in combined Philanthropic service, in addition to the required hours. — Ashley-Brooke Summerhays and Kristen Witous both earned the Merci Award for serving the most philanthropy hours during the year. The Mother Daughter awards for the outstanding number of onsite philanthropic hours were presented to Denise and Madison Cavanagh; Teri and Ashley-

Brooke Summerhays; Stephanie and Natalie Kourie; Paige and Vicki Minteer; Cynthia and MacKenzie Stroesser; Audrey and Nicole Pleskow; Mary and Lydia Miller; Lee Ann and Alexandra Allman; Mary and Anna Marie Previti; Michele and Avery Van Houton; and Mindy and Haley Scarano. Other presentations included one to the Ticktocker Class of 2011 on its recently completed Senior Project which benefited the San Pasqual Academy and was called Cottage 3 Project: Warm a Home,Warm a Heart.

Ranch residents named to foundation board RANCHO SANTA FE — Candise Holmlund, Steve Redfearn and Deborah Torbati, all area residents, were honored by being named to the International Bipolar Foundation board of directors. Holmlund has a background of 29 years of financial market experience and is currently a partner at Weatherly Asset Management, a Del Marbased asset management company. She lives in Rancho Santa Fe with her husband and two children and has been active in several community civic

and charitable organizations, including Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, NeighborHelp, RSF Community Center and RSF Foundation Women’s Fund. Steve Redfearn, president of Redfearn & Associates, has more than 40 years of experience in talent booking and event production. Redfearn also founded Viejas Entertainment, created the Concert in the Park

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teer and board member of KidsKorps USA for many years, setting up volunteer activities as program manager and training new leaders as chapter liaison. Torbati has also been involved as a volunteer with The Bishop’s School and Circle of Arts. For more details, visit www.InternationalBipolar Foundation.org or call (858) 342-0327.

A local nonprofit agency is looking for volunteers and offering training in how to use music to help adults and children with special needs. Resounding Joy Inc., based in Carmel Valley, uses music to promote the social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of people throughout the county, from nursing home residents, older-adult daycare clients and infants of teen parents to homeless people and AIDS and HIV patients. It trains a network of volunteers in the principles of music therapy and helps out at many faith- and community-based organizations, including the Encinitas Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Redwood Elderlink in Escondido, and the Third Avenue Charitable Organization in San Diego. Volunteers will be trained from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 30, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on a third date to be determined, along with the locations. During the 12 hours of training and supervision, volunteers will learn recreational music-making techniques in drumming, rhythm and singing and how to work one-on-one or in groups to help reduce stress, improve physical fitness, encourage selfexpression and foster camaraderie of those in need. Prospective volunteers must commit to serving as “Joy Givers” at least four hours a month and attending four supervision meetings for the calendar year. They are not required to read music, play musical instruments or have trained voices. Candidates should fill out and submit a Volunteer Inquiry form at TURN TO TRAINS ON A22


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Australian plant at home in San Diego This week’s plant of the week happens to come from one of my favorite places — South West Australia. The Melalueca nesophila originates from a small town called Albany located on the south west shores of the cold water latitudes bordering the Australian continent. How long has it been here in America? I have no clue, but I can remember it along the coastal cliffs even as a child. If you visit the campgrounds in Cardiff and Carlsbad you will find it sculpted by the wind and swept up the sides of the sandstone cliffs by the salty breezes of the ocean. It is a natural choice as a privacy barrier between campground spaces and controls the erosion on the melting cliffs as its paper bark trunks wind like unruly hidden white snakes up the bank and foliate into beautiful but tiny emerald green leaves. Melalueca nesophila can get 25 feet tall and is crowned with bright purple puff ball flowers through most of the summer and early fall. Most passersby will call it Bottlebrush. The difference is that the Bottlebrush is in the Callistemon family and has separate stamens where the Melalueca nesophila gathers all its stamens at one juncture. If you look closely on the small twigs or small branches of this tree, you will find woody nodules that house the newly formed seeds, old remnants of the original flowerings. Walking the ramp down to Pipes to surf or parking along the west side of Coast Highway 101 by the campgrounds, the Camphoraceous smell of this plant is intoxicating. It greets me every time like an old friend and the fond connection I have for the beach and this smell floods through me like the dusky scent of this amazing plant. This particular Melalueca is one type of approximately 200 different kinds or species of myrtle bush. In Australia they can be found along the edges of marshes and boggy places. Although they are fairly drought- and salt spray-tolerant, this plant does need regular water in order to grow quickly and remain in good vigor. Its small waxy leaves help prevent moisture loss from the heat of the day and the evaporative effects TURN TO ROOTS ON A21



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I like when everything turns a crisp darker color after being so uppity and bright during the summer.

Performing Arts Center brings to the Rancho Santa Fe community. Dean has 12 albums and 11 top 10 hits. Among the awards bestowed on Billy are The Academy of Country Music’s “New Male Vocalist” and “Song of the Year,” a Grammy award and the BMI “Million Air Plays Award.” Tickets for this event are $65 for adults and $20 for children 16 and under. Tickets may be purchased at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, the RSF Foundation office and R. Roger Rowe School (children’s tickets are only available at the school ticket COUNTRY STAR Nashville star Billy Dean will headline a concert at office). For more information 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 to raise awareness of the remaining financial needs to finish construction on the Rancho Santa Fe Performing Arts Center. Courtesy photo


City addresses undergrounding, social media By Bianca Kaplanek

With the first day of autumn a day away, City Council did some “fall cleaning” at the Sept. 22 meeting, updating or creating laws that address utility undergrounding, the city seal and a social media policy. Solana Beach residents have completed three community-based utility undergrounding districts: Marsolan, Pacific and Barbara/ Granados. Although consid-

ered successful, all presented elements staff recommended revising to ensure a more efficient process that will protect city finances with future projects. Based on experience from the completed districts, the estimated cost per property is $20,000. But that information is not included in the initial petition that must be signed by 70 percent of the proposed assessment district in order to

begin the process. “This (approval) may be relatively easy to obtain if there are no estimated costs included in the petition,” the staff report states. If the project gets the green light from 70 percent of the district, the utilities then provide an estimate that requires approval from only 60 percent of the district. Staff recommended, and council members agreed, to add the estimated $20,000

per property cost to the initial petition and change the second petition vote requirement to 70 percent for consistency. Informing property owners of the estimated costs before they vote on the initial petition will increase the likelihood that the second petition will pass. According to the staff report, it will also remove some of the “surprise TURN TO SOCIAL MEDIA ON A21

Del Mar says yes to Fairgrounds bingo By Bianca Kaplanek

A new fundraiser is coming to Del Mar and bingo is its name. At the Sept. 20 meeting, council members approved the first reading of an ordinance that will allow the game in the city, but only at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and in public facility zones such as Powerhouse Community Center, the library and City Hall. That means bingo will not be permitted at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church — a venue commonly associated with the game — because it is located in a residential zone.

A draft ordinance presented at the July 26 meeting allowed bingo in residential areas specifically so it could be played at St. Peter’s, Planning Manager Adam Birnbaum said. But council members had issues with that provision. “I think making that exception for one organization opens the door to other bingo games in residential areas that we don’t want to deal with,” Councilman Don Mosier said. Allowing midnight bingo, which was also discussed at the July meeting, was not included in the final ordinance either. Play hours

will be 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. State law allows charitable bingo as a means to provide alternative funding for nonprofit organizations. It dictates maximum payouts, who can host the games and how much the city can recover — a maximum of $50 for processing fees and the costs to provide law enforcement and other public safety services. Last year officials from the 22nd District Agricultural Association submitted a request to host bingo at the fairgrounds to help make up for a decline in satellite wagering at the Surfside Race Place.

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Billy Dean headlines Ranch benefit concert RANCHO SANTA FE — Billy Dean, a Nashville singer/songwriter and recording artist, will perform at a very special one night event for the Performing Arts Center at Rancho Santa Fe, on the campus of the R. Roger Rowe School at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20. This concert is the finale of an afternoon of activity including the dedication of the new school and refreshments. The PAC project is nearly completed, but much remains to be done. It is the intent of the presenters, Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe, to bring heightened awareness of the remaining financial needs of the project and of the tremendous cultural asset that a state-of-the-art

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Programs help local parents stay a step ahead “T RANCHO SANTA FE — Chelsea Pearson says her best tip when it comes to nutrition is: “Don’t be fooled by the marketing or words on the front of a product!” She explained this to the crowd at Horizon Prep during the recent Staying a Step Ahead series. “Turn every product around and read the labels and ingredients on the back.” An eager audience of preschool through kindergarten parents soaked up Pearson’s presentation on the effects of nutrition on brain development and behavior in children. Sur la Table’s Pam EATING HEALTHY Sur la Table’s Pam Schwartz demonstrates easy nutrition for the parents at Horizon Schwartz topped off the event Prep’s Staying a Step Ahead series. Courtesy photo

Solana Beach city manager to retire By Bianca Kaplanek

After seven years and nearly as many job titles, Solana Beach City Manager David Ott is retiring as of Dec. 30. “We’re all truly very, very sad to see Dave leave,” Mayor Tom Campbell said after Ott’s announcement at the Sept. 22 meeting. “He’s done a great job. He’s worked well with us all. We’ve accomplished a lot of things.” Ott, 56, came to Solana Beach on July 1, 2003, as fire chief and director of public safety. Later that year he was also named fire chief for neighboring Del Mar, a position he held until October 2009. While still acting as fire chief for both cities, he became deputy city manager for Solana Beach in 2005 and

city manager the following year. He describes his background as “varied.” Born in Michigan, his family moved to San Diego while he was in elementary school. A graduate of Helix High School, Ott went on to earn two master’s and two bachelor’s degrees. He began his career in public safety as a wild-land firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, then served as a firefighter at Camp Pendleton and in Coronado before becoming the operations chief and assistant city manager in Imperial Beach. From there he moved to Solana Beach. He said he’s always TURN TO CITY MANAGER ON A21

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them.” The next Staying a Step Ahead speaker is slated for Oct. 14 when Rancho Santa Fe Sheriff Detective Henry Tirado will be handing out fingerprinting kits and sharing tips for keeping kids safe. Oct. 28 will feature “What is This?” Sensory & Auditory Development with Speech Pathologist Keri Leasure. Nov. 18 will be “What Every Child Needs ... the 3 L’s” with Tom Klingforth, of Family Discipleship Ministries. All programs are free and held at Horizon Prep Preschool-K Campus, 6365 El Apajo Rd., Room 300. Childcare is provided.


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Teens get speaking skills The Solana Beach Branch of the San Diego County Library will host an after-school public speaking course for local middle school students beginning Oct. 12. A series of eight meetings are offered from 2:20 to 3:20 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays (except Nov. 23) through Dec. 7. This Youth Leadership Program is modeled after the popular Toastmaster program for adults. In the youth program, the leaders of tomorrow learn essential

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THE HOSTS Fred and Laura Applegate welcomed guests as they hosted the Circle of Life 100 Celebration: Wine, Women & Shoes gala Sept. 16 at their WINE, WOMEN AND SHOES Warren and Marilyn Stark join Victoria Cushey for the gala Circle of Life Rancho Santa Fe home. Courtesy 100 Celebration: Wine, Women & Shoes gala Sept. 16. The event raised $100,000. Courtesy photo photo

Circle of Life raises $100,000 for Scripps RANCHO SANTA FE — and sipping fine wines, Amidst shopping for fashion guests at the Circle of Life 100 Celebration: Wine, Women & Shoes helped raise more than $100,000 on Sept. 16, to support women’s diagnostic imaging technology at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. The event was held at the Rancho Santa Fe estate of longtime philanthropists and community leaders



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only a few hospitals in California providing access to this noninvasive technology, which is used to detect breast cancer. Circle of Life 100 is a service organization that advocates for health education and philanthropy in support of Scripps Encinitas. For more information, visit www.scrippshealth foundation.org.

Ranch resident volunteer of the year RANCHO SANTA FE — Jolyn Parker, volunteer member of the board of directors for San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine, was named the Combined Health Agencies Volunteer of the Year for her contribution to the mission to prevent and relieve suffering and promote quality of life, at every stage of life. Parker, a retail consultant to several startup businesses, is a resident of

Rancho Santa Fe. After making significant contributions to numerous professional and community-based organizations nationwide, Parker began working as a volunteer for San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine in 2005 “Our people are our strongest asset, led by volunteers like Jolyn Parker,” said Kathleen Pacurar, chief executive officer of San Diego Hospice and IPM. “Her commitment to the community where she lives and works, and her passion in relieving suffering and promoting quality of life led her to us. Her tireless efforts help us to raise awareness and charitable funds in support of our important work. We are so proud of Jolyn and celebrate this

much-deserved honor with her.” Parker is an active committee member of the organization’s many fundraising events including its annual golf tournament and Melisa’s Memorial 5K Walk and Fun Run. She has taken on the role as the board liaison, working individually with each board member to ensure as much board participation as possible at events. Parker has also been an instrumental member of the Friends of Hospice donor group. She, along with her fellow cochairs, developed the first Friends of Hospice event, featuring author and physician Ira Byock. For more information, visit www.sdhospice.org or call (866) 688-1600.

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Eli Desjean, 3, of Rancho Santa Fe, explores a fire engine.

Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters Joe Carter and Tim Wood, who was the main organizer of the event. Hajni Stibla and Adam Stibla of Rancho Santa Fe enjoy the breakfast.

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Richards, who has been with the department for 29 years, was enjoying the event with his family. “It’s really important that people understand what their fire department does for them. “It’s educational and it’s better to be friendly with a face,” Richard said. The breakfast, part of



Toastmaster approach of learning by doing. Each meeting has an announced order of business and a detailed agenda. Meeting leadership and roles rotate among the

Rancho Days, has become a mainstay in the celebration. The food was donated by Stump’s Village Market and the coffee by Caffe Positano. Several tables were set up in the bay of the fire station where people sat to eat. They then could tour the fire station, check out fire trucks, take a ride in one and turn on a fire hose to see how it felt.

“The fire department does so much for us here in Rancho Santa Fe,” said Beth Nelson who was pouring syrup on the pancakes of her daughter Roni, 10. Her family also had a close call during the Witch Creek Fire. “I was amazed I still had a house,” she said. Nelson credits the fire department for saving her home.

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A rock sign marks the spot of the Rancho Santa Tom and Jan Lyon take in a music appreciation class. Fe Senior Center. Photos by Patty McCormac

Terrie Litwin, executive director, and Cheryl Randy Malin teaches music appreciation at the Ford, assistant director, keep the senior center center. He also leads a class about the involverunning smoothly. The group studies a movement by Rossini. ment between the U.S. and Middle East.

Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center offers variety of activities, events By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, which was founded in 1998, first met in a donated space in the basement of the Rancho Santa Fe Library. Its membership grew and soon moved to its present site in 2002. Its location is in a beautiful house at 16780 La Garcia. It was designed by Lilian Rice, the “celebrity,” architect whose visions are demonstrated throughout the village. The seniors held a fundraising campaign to pay for the house themselves,

said Terrie Litwin, who has been executive director for the past six years. She said like most nonprofit organizations, the programs and services are funded entirely by contributions from community residents and supporters. Litwin, who has extensive experience as a clinical social worker in hospitals, said the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center has been a wonderful experience for her. “I love it,” she said. She said she especially likes being an advocate for the seniors.

“I enjoy providing good programs and we have a lot of resources and referrals for most issues with which they need help,” she said. Indeed, just about one whole wall inside the office is filled with brochures outlining products and services for seniors. There are also many stimulating programs for the members. On a recent Monday, about 30 of them were deep into a music appreciation class taught by Randy Malin. “We started out with plain chants,” Malin said.

“Now we are in the Romantic Period, about 1810.” On the very warm early fall day, the students were listening to the likes of composers Rossini, Beethoven, Paganini and Handel. “There are 40 to 50 members who come for the programs and classes,” Litwin said. “They can come and go, and pick and choose any offering — music, art.” In fact, there is much for the seniors to do. They can take a daily regular exercise class, take twice monthly French lessons, catch up with current events the last Friday

of the month, have free blood pressure checks the last Thursday of the month, learn exercises to improve balance and prevent falls on Monday mornings, take oil painting classes, participate in writing workshops, and attend special events such as speakers who cover topics like dermatology, hearing loss and opportunities to get flu shots. There is a special class also led by Malin titled “The United States and the Middle East,” a 12-week course which is a narrative history of the United States involvement in the Middle East.

Out back of the house is a shaded natural patio that is used for special events and gatherings. On Oct. 1 it was used for Strings in the Garden, an afternoon of music by Caprice Strings, a trio made up of violin, viola and cello. The rest of the grounds are well-kept gardens with walking trails winding through and places to sit scattered throughout. Cheryl Ford, assistant director, has been in her position for about 10 years. “It’s been wonderful TURN TO SENIOR CENTER ON A18

Balboa lot sale allows city to pay off Shores debt By Bianca Kaplanek

Del Mar officials have spent more than two years looking for the best option to pay off a $3.5 million loan the city took out to help fund its purchase of a 5.3-acre site that was once home to Del Mar Shores Elementary School. The issue was resolved in less than 10 minutes at a Sept. 29 public auction, during which a city-owned lot with ocean or mountain views from any direction sold for $4 million. The city plans to use about $3.4 million to pay off the principal balance on the loan once escrow closes in the required 45 days from the auction date. The loan is due Nov. 13, 2011, with a balloon payment of about $3.2 million. Current plans are to use the remaining $600,000 to help fund the replacement of the aging 17th Street beach safety center and lifeguard tower. The sale required a 10 percent buyers premium, due the day of the auction, that was automatically added to the top bid to ensure the city received the full sale amount.

MEETING THE NEIGHBORS Jake Rohe, representing the new owner of a hilltop lot with ocean and mountain views on Balboa Avenue, chats with Barbara Mandel Pache, who has lived next door to the site for 28 years. On behalf of the buyer he declined to name, Rohe submitted the winning bid of $4 million during a public auction Sept. 29. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

That means the winning bidder will pay $4.4 million. The 50 or so people who gathered at Powerhouse Community Center for the auction included city staff, residents,

at least one architect looking for a potential client and the 12 qualified bidders who were required to register before the event and submit a $100,000 holding fee that was

returned to the losing bidders. During the two-month marketing campaign, Realtor Steve Uhlir said he received inquiries from people in

seven countries and 13 states. The sale was subject to city approval so if the top bid was lower than what city officials wanted, the auction could have ended without a sale, or without “going to the bank,” as Florida-based auctioneer Jim Gall said. An appraisal was conducted before the sale, but the city would not release the results. City Manager Karen Brust had council approval on a minimum bid to accept during the auction, but she declined to say what that amount was. Bidding started at $500,000 and within seconds shot up to $3.5 million. It stalled briefly at that amount until Jake Rohe, representing the eventual buyer, bid $4 million. Gall attempted to entice higher bids — first $4.5 million, then $4.25 million and finally $4.1 million. Meanwhile, Uhlir received confirmation from Brust that $4 million satisfied the city’s minimum bid requirement. Rohe said he was representing a friend he described as a “local buyer” who intends “to build one home and stay here for a long time.”

The 22,215 gross-square-foot parcel at 2160 Balboa Ave. is large enough to be subdivided into two lots. Rohe, director of development for Pacific Medical Buildings, said he was authorized to bid “as high as I needed to go.” He declined to identify the buyer. “I’m happy to have the property sold,” Councilman Don Mosier said. “It’s wonderful we can retire the Shores debt and move onto other projects.” The city bought the Balboa lot from Del Mar Utilities in 1965 for $250,392. At the time, it housed a pressure treatment plant and cement water reservoir tank that were eventually deemed obsolete and demolished in 1992. The lot is currently vacant and zoned for residential use. The city bought the Shores property from Del Mar Union School District for $8.5 million in 2008. Later that year the city secured a three-year bank loan with a lower interest rate to pay off the school district. Councilwoman Crystal TURN TO BALBOA LOT ON A18



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Event promotes safe disposal of prescription meds By Shelli DeRobertis

Betty Bradfield took time out of her Saturday to properly dispose of her old medication, and helped contribute to the 4,887 pounds of medicine that was collected countywide on the first National Prescription TakeBack Day on Sept. 25. When she learned of the event, she said she was glad for the opportunity to get rid of the medications. “I’m glad.We need it desperately,” she said. “There was never any place to do it.” She had tried in the past to dispose of her meds at her local pharmacy but said the pharmacy didn’t accept the refuse. Countywide, 24 locations had drug enforcement and police officials on site for the drug take-back events that were held in parking lots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bradfield, a Carlsbad resident of nine years, went to the Scripps Coastal Medical Center, which hosted a collection site in Carlsbad. She dropped off five bags of old prescription medicine, including one bag filled with plastic inhalers. “It’s too dangerous to have around,” she said. She said her daughter takes quite a bit of medicine and she had been saving bags of old medication and plastic inhalers to dispose of them properly. Capt. William Rowland of Carlsbad Police Depart-

ment was at the drop-off site for the event on Saturday and said the turnout was pretty good. “So far we have 12 boxes,” he said about the amount of prescription drugs collected by about 1:30 p.m. At the end of the day an informal tally recorded 54 cars drove to the drop-off site. “I think it’s great,” Rowland said. “It gets a lot of unused, expired medicine out of people’s houses.” He said that the collection service was especially beneficial for people who have leftover prescription pain medicine, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, which are drugs that might have a street value. He said the location at Scripps even collected some “sharps,” which are used needles, including EpiPins. The sharps were separated from the pill bottles, he said. The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, sponsored the national campaign and said that many people aren’t aware that languishing medicines in the home are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. According to the DEA, prescription drug abuse in America is increasing at an alarming rate, as well as the number of poisonings and drug overdoses due to household drugs. Janet Asaro, prevention specialist from the San Die-

guito Alliance, was at the Scripps center on Saturday and said that prescription drug abuse is on the rise in San Diego County. “This is a huge issue in San Diego County,” she said. She provided information that said 70 percent of drugs that landed in the hands of youth were obtained from a friend or relative. Of that percentage, more than half of the youth received the drug or drugs for free from a friend or relative, with 5 percent of them taking the meds without asking. Another aspect of the DEA’s drug take-back campaign was to raise awareness of the potential hazards of improperly disposing of prescription pills and over-thecounter medication. According to reports, pills that are flushed down the toilet or sink can end up contaminating drinking water and the ocean. A pharmacist for Scripps in Encinitas, William Kruger, was available for people to talk to during the recent event. He said he receives a lot of calls from people who want to know how to discard of their medication in an environmentally safe way. “The old way is you mix them in coffee grounds or kitty litter and put them in a sealed bag so they won’t spill out, and you put them in the trash,” he said. He said the event pro-

motes a better way for the environment, although some medicine manufacturers still advise users to discard their leftover pills into the toilet. But a national event doesn’t have to take place for people to get rid of their meds, because drug collection receptacles have recently become a new fixture at police and safety centers around the county. The receptacles are about the size and shape of a postal mailbox, and are bolted down securely.

The contents are regularly collected by DEA officials, and incinerated according to state and federal guidelines, a spokeswoman said. A grant by The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program was obtained in July by The San Diego County Board of Supervisors who unanimously voted to implement the placement of the containers for safe disposal of prescription drugs. The drug-disposal boxes are being installed at 22 sheriff’s offices, stations, and substations across the county.

Sheriff Bill Gore introduced the bill and it “aims to reduce the abuse of prescription drugs obtained from the home by offering safe places to surrender the medications — no questions asked.” For those who didn’t have the opportunity to drop of their meds at the national Drug take-Back Day, collection receptacles are already in place in North County locations including sheriff’s stations and sub-stations in Fallbrook, San Marcos, Vista and Encinitas.

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at age 11 of the torture-murder of a 2-year-old Merseyside boy, was held until age 18 and then released on conditions and with a new identity to protect him from harassment. In July 2010, after violating the conditions, Venables was sentenced to two years in jail for possessing and exchanging “violent” child pornography. According to a Daily Telegraph report, the Ministry of Justice has accepted that it will have to supply Venables yet another new identity upon his eventual release (with setup likely to cost the equivalent of almost $400,000 and security to run the equivalent of an additional $1.6 million a year).

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working with Terrie and meeting wonderful people,” Ford said. Joan Voelz, a member, said going to the senior center is her most enjoyable activity in Rancho Santa Fe. “I am 81 years old and do a lot of things, but the senior center has such varied programs. Right now I am in an art class.Tomorrow (as a part of Rancho Days), there will be Strings in the



Crawford once described the Shores property as the “last remaining open space within city limits.” Plans are to develop the site into a park. Friends of Del Mar Parks raised more than $5 million to help buy the Shores property, but donations have dropped off significantly since the original

Subsequently, the Indiana State Police made a public plea for informants, focusing on the people most likely to be cheated by counterfeit money: local drug dealers. “What we are asking today,” said ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin, “is we want all the drug dealers to call us.We want to get all of your information and exactly what happened in (any of your dealings).” Goodin added, “Trust us.” — In June, Raytown, Mo., farmer David Jungerman mounted a sign on a tractortrailer denouncing “parasites” who “always have their hand out for whatever the government will give them.” Following news reports about the sign, the Kansas City Star reported that Jungerman himself had received more than $1 million in federal crop subsidies since 1995. (He later explained that a “parasite” pays no taxes at all yet seeks handouts. By contrast, Jungerman said, he pays taxes.) Garden. I’ll be going to that,” she said. Voelz said that although she doesn’t need it, blood pressure checks are given as well as flu shots in October and there are many classes to take, like French. She said she would take it, but it meets the same time as her art class. “You always feel welcome here,” she said. “They have a variety of programs and it is a place to meet one’s friends.”

purchase. Barbara Mandel Pache, who has lived next to the Balboa lot for 28 years and is the campaign coordinator for Friends of Del Mar Parks, declined to comment other than to say, “We’re thrilled to have new neighbors.” Friends of Del Mar Parks plans to continue fundraising efforts for park development and improvements, she said.

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were called “madonnari” after their customary practice of re-creating chalk paintings of the Madonna. They earned their living from coins from passers-by. Today artists worldwide are taking to the streets, bringing with them new ideas, techniques and an excitement from this ancient form of expression, Farrington said. Her students experience this centuries-old art form annually as they recreate works by European masters or contemporary artists. Farrington said she chose pop art this year because she felt it would translate well into chalk. Each year her students participate in one community event and share their projects with their classmates. “Working in groups, the students not only learn about enlarging artworks on a grand scale, but they learn to work with one another in a fun, creative endeavor,” Farrington said. “All students at the school get to see these giant ‘canvases’ emerge as the students work in the central quad and are visible to students passing from one class to another during breaks and at lunch.” “It’s amazing,” student Connor Close said as he

GROOVY Rancho Santa Fe resident Blake Mossy, left, and Jenny O’Brien from Del Mar work on "Bob Marley" by Dean Russo. "It's easy after the sketching," Jenny said. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

watched classmates Megan Sacher and Sophie Bowles work on “Liberty” by Peter Max. “It’s a different experience than what we’re used to in class,” junior Alyssa Barkley of Encinitas said. “It’s a different medium and we work with other people.” “It’s actually really fun to do,” said 16-year-old Viviyan Zoechling, who worked with Alyssa and Kristin Wolfe to re-create “Cupcakes” by Wayne CHALK IT UP While partners Christina Lindsay and Taylor Gidea take Thiebaud. a test, 16-year-old Tori Trexel works alone to re-create "VW" by Kludo White. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

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Beautiful things are happening around Rancho Santa Fe If you were in town these last two weeks you know there is much to write about this week. The Country Friends Fashion Show was definitely the highlight for me. However, there were a few other stories that caught my eye around town. I met a group of lovely seventhgraders spending their day raising money in front of the Stumps Market. They were dressed in festive hats, with a decorated sign that warmed my heart. Two days later, I made my way to The Inn. On that Monday, I managed to make it to the Rotary meeting — thank you President Patrick Galvin for the invitation — and was privy to an inspiring luncheon, with guest speaker Laura Farmer Sherman, who is the executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founda-

MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch the Rotary meeting at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. If you haven’t gone to one of these luncheons, you’re definitely missing out! This organization shines with fortitude and class. I sat next to my good friend Krista Lafferty, while we listened to Laura Farmer Sherman recount her own personal fight against breast cancer and why she is so passionate for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. I felt absolutely moved by her speech, but mostly grateful for women like her that dedicate their lives in helping save others. Featured

ROTARY Krista Lafferty with guest speaker Laura Farmer Sherman and John Farris at the RSF Rotary meeting. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

tion in San Diego. Nothing is more uplifting than someone recounting with great passion their own story and why they are an advocate for that cause now. And, on a lighter note, I spent some time with wonderful friends. A luncheon with your close circle can sometimes remind you to stop and enjoy this beautiful life. And, there’s nothing like simmering in the hot sun poolside in The Crosby with the Forsyths. This week my little secret to share with my readers is laugh, enjoy and live a little. After all, you deserve it.

Around Town On Sept. 18, I stopped by my favorite market in town, Stumps, for my usual deli run treat, when I met a group of lovely seventhgraders standing in between the post office and the market busily trying to raise money for a cause. I stopped and talked to these girls and found out that most of them go to Roger Rowe in the Ranch. Not surprising, I thought. I am always impressed with the students there. There is an overall attitude of the student body which radiates an upbeat and respectful disposition. I spoke to Kate Swanson, who is featured in the photo. She explained to me that they were raising money for the Military Outreach Program. They were all so charming and gracious, and so enthusiastic, while working hard to raise money for a good cause. Thanks girls for sharing your story, and for taking time to do a good deed for others. On Sept. 20, I attended

here is Krista Lafferty, whose mother coincidentally is eight years cancer free this month, too, with Laura and John Farris. I have to mention that Krista’s mother was my original mentor in the advertising world. Thanks Terrie for teaching me the ropes, and a special thanks Patrick for the invitation. On Sept. 23, the skinniest women that the Ranch have seen all year paraded around in front of hundreds in attendance at the largest outdoor fashion show on the West Coast. I joined newly married Tony and Bianca Macaluso and my good friend Meredith MacDonald for a fabulous luncheon at Mille Fleurs. Chef Martin even visited our table, while the four of us dished stories together. If you read last issue’s column you must know that Tony and Bianca had just been to New York for Fashion Week. Bianca and Meredith both wore Versace dresses, and Tony looked smashing in a gray suit, while I stayed in shadows in a simple black dress for that day. After the show, I ran into Karian, Susan, Maggie and Denise at The Inn. I must say I singled them out because their dresses were so divine, as my sister would say. Unfortunately, I had to cut the day short for Back to School at Roger Rowe that evening (which of course was well worth it!). On Sept. 24, Author Diane Welch signed books for her fans at the San Diego Cancer Center. That evening, there was a wine reception and a screening of a documentary on famous Ranch

architect Lilian Rice. Diane has written a biography based on Lilian Rice’s life has been well received. Here is a quote Diane shared with me recently: “Thank you friends and fans of Lilian Rice. I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, interest and support for this amazing woman. Thank you, thank you.” Featured in the photo with Diane is Sephie RolandHolst. Ms. Roland-Holst lives in an original Lilian Rice home in Rancho Santa Fe. Congratulations to Diane on her wonderful book and many fans. On Sept. 25, summer finally arrived in Southern California. How fortunate for me to be invited to Karian and Tom Forsyth’s spa party on that day, which took place poolside behind the gates of The Crosby. Karian FASHIONABLE Fashion Week’s couple Tony and Bianca Macoluso with Meredith MacDonald at Mille always has the most interest- Fleurs before the Fashion Show. Photo by Machel Penn Shull ing friends, fabulous food and wonderful hospitality for her guests. I enjoyed listening to stories and was privy to some inside gossip on a reality show that is being pitched and filmed here in San Diego. “Del Mar Dolls,” just might become the next hot reality show, and, Mrs. Matchmaker Karian Forsyth is being courted to star in it as the consulting matchmaker to the “dolls” on the show. If you haven’t heard, she is a prominent matchmaker in San Diego. Her business was established in the early 1990s, way before those other Internet sites began. Thanks Tom and Karian for the invitation. I had such a wonderful time that day under the sunlight at your beautiful home. If you have a fun event you would like Machel Penn to cover, contact her at mpenn@coastnewsgroup.com.

ALL SMILES Karian Forsyth with her best friend Susan at the Wine and Cheese event at The Inn. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

READY FOR THE SHOW Pearl Padavano and Melanie Walsh looking gorgeous at The Country Friends Fashion Show. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

GORGEOUS GALS Maggie Bobileff with Denise Hug at The Country BOOK SIGNING Sephie Roland-Holst with author, Diane Welch, at Friends Fashion Show event. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

her book signing at the San Diego Cancer Center. Courtesy photo

KIDS FOR A CAUSE Kristin Butler, Kennedy Erdossy, Sky Chandler, Kate Swanson, Tess Cimino, and Jillian Glatthorn raise money for the SPA PARTY Karian and Tom Forsyth hosting their co-ed spa party with Military Outreach Program (not featured in photo, Emma Shafer) in front friends in The Crosby, on Sept. 25. Photo by Machel Penn Shull of Stumps Market. Photo by Machel Penn Shull


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Volunteers helping with the raffle are, from left, twin sisters Terri Chivetta and Cheri Salyers from La Costa, Ann Chambers and Heather Finlay. Photos by Bianca Kaplanek

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Art of Fashion is a runway success By Bianca Kaplanek

RANCHO SANTA FE — Combine haute couture with charity and compassion and the result is The Country Friends 2010 Art of Fashion fundraiser held Sept. 23 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. As in years past, the event included luncheon on the lawn, a runway fashion show and an “après affaire” wine tasting. Shopping was available throughout the day at designer boutiques presented for the sixth consecu-

tive year by South Coast Plaza. But rather than donate all proceeds to one charity, as The Country Friends has traditionally done, the 55th annual Art of Fashion will benefit 18 organizations.They include the Down Syndrome Association of San Diego, Foster Grandparent Program of Catholic Charities, Community Resource Center, San Diego Blood Bank, Women’s Resource Center, Operation Homefront, Canine

Companions for Independence and Conner's Cause for Children. Prior to the event, organizers secured approximately $100,000 in sponsorships. Fox 5 San Diego meteorologist Aloha Taylor was mistress of ceremonies for this year’s event, which honored two longtime The Country Friends members, Betty Zable and Betty Mabee. “They epitomized The Country Friends,” Andrea Naversen, event chairwoman,

said. “They were true classics.” The Country Friends is a philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by a group of Rancho Santa Fe women with a mission to “help people to help themselves.” The group raises funds for human care agencies that help women, children and the elderly in San Diego County. As part of its fundraising efforts, The Frania Black, left, and her mother-in-law, Suzan Black, enjoy their first County Friends also runs a visit to the Art of Fashion. "This is absolutely the most fun I've ever had consignment shop in Rancho and we've made new friends," Ranch resident Suzan Black said. Santa Fe.

The Country Friends members, from left, Christine Gootee of Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe resident Mimi Fekini, left, chats with next year's Art of Del Mar resident Diane Hall tries Jeanne Lucia is president of The on this season's outerwear from Country Friends. Peggy Peck of Oceanside and Rancho Santa Fe resident Sally Schulze Fashion chairwoman, Mary Beth Kellee of Santaluz. MaxMara. share a laugh before the runway show.

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ple can help. It does not have to be just writing a check,” she said. She said the foundation raises the money through its donors and 100 percent of it is given to service providers working with the military like the Armed Forces YMCA on Camp Pendleton, the USO and Veterans Village. “We are not doing the work ourselves,” she said. “We are giving to the organizations who do have the funds to be able to do that better. They (military members) are our friends and neighbors and they are serving our country.” Another program close to the heart of the foundation is one that supports emancipated foster youth who at 18 are turned out into the world on their own. “We are working with a number of organizations in forming a coalition to see how we can do more for those kids, help them get into college and enable

them to set up an apartment,” she said. Wilson said there are currently abut 7,000 foster children in San Diego County and about 600 to 700 are emancipated each year with no further support from the system. They are simply turned out. The foundation also gives a helping hand to schools. “The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation has provided the school district with funds to enhance education and increase the experiences of our students in the arts,” said Lindy Delaney, superintendent. “Through their generosity and support, we have been able to fund new programs and purchase equipment for student education. “We appreciate the partnership and support executive director Christy Wilson and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation provide our school and community.” The foundation also

worked hard and I’d like to think I made a positive difference.” Ott said there are many achievements for which he is proud. Among those at the top is the shared joint fire management agreement he helped broker last year between Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe. “There’s been a significant benefit with an increase in service and a decrease in cost,” Ott said. “That’s rare. I’m very proud of that.” Ott said he also brought the Community Emergency

Response Team program to San Diego. CERT trains citizens to take life-saving action to help others after a disaster when emergency services are overwhelmed. “It’s fun to see how far it’s gone,” he said. Ott said he plans to spend time with his wife, a retired school teacher, two grown daughters and in his role as a grandfather. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve such a fantastic community and an outstanding staff,” he said. “That’s the hardest part about leaving.

“It’s been a privilege and honor to work with the council,” Ott said. “I’m at a point in my life right now where it’s time for a new challenge.” Campbell and Councilwoman Lesa Heebner will work as an ad hoc committee to explore recruitment and transition plans. A closed session meeting was scheduled for Sept. 27 to discuss their recommendations with their colleagues. Ott said if asked, he “would be happy to help” the city with the transition process.

that may occur when property owners discover what they will have to pay after approving the initial petition.” Council also approved staff recommendations to create a tiered deposit structure based on the number of homes in the district and add a final voting requirement of 60 percent of the total parcels in addition to the current mandate of 50 percent of the weighted vote. Council members also amended the municipal code so penalties can now be imposed for unauthorized

use of the city seal. Improper use of either one of the city’s two seals “would be detrimental to the reputation and goodwill of the city,” the staff report states. Although such things as logos and slogans can be trademarked, state and federal laws exempt city seals or flags from being registered as such. Staff members said there have been “minor issues” of people or organizations using the seal without permission but there was no way to impose penalties. Violators will now be subject to fines. Finally, council agreed

to adopt a policy for using social media tools such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to disseminate information from and about the city. Using social media sites can help the city reach community members who aren’t currently following local government actions. “I think it’s important to do this because I think it’s the way a lot of people communicate,” Councilman Mike Nichols said. “Synergistically it creates this affect of involvement.” Residents will be able to see other people who are interested in a project. If it is

someone they know, it may prompt them to become involved, Nichols said. Council members expressed some concern about increased staff time to monitor the information, but Mayor Tom Campbell said if they weren’t going to allow for more staff time, they shouldn’t bother pursuing it. Because of First Amendment rights and laws such as the Brown Act that govern city actions, using social websites for official city purposes can present unique legal issues. So council members agreed to move forward “in baby steps” and revisit the results in a year.


Whooping cough


More than a dozen new cases of whooping cough have been recorded in the county. One of these is at Canyon Crest high school, another at the Child Development Center in Solbeach and third at Ocean Air Elementary in the Del Mar school district. The disease is now considered an epidemic statewide.

Jack McDowell, Cy Young Award recipient, is baseball coach at San Dieguito Academy ... 22nd District Agricultural Association is moving toward a complete no smoking policy during the annual County Fair ... Blockbuster Inc., once a giant in video rentals, has filed for bankruptcy and likely will phase out altogether ... Will your Sacto electeds include in their campaign stuff the fact he/she was part of the state’s record budget stalemate since the Gold Rush? ... The community of Julian revived banjo and fiddle competition during a wellattended Music Fest ... Bus driver who was quite pie eyed when operating public transportation is spending 90

days in the clink ... Handcarved carousel horses that once were seen on merry-gorounds recently were auctioned off in New York City ... San Diego Performing League recently honored Molli & Art Wagner of the Surfside City for service above and beyond ... Bids are out for reconstruction of North Torrey Pines bridge ... Water cooler buzz in Solbeach is about the retirement of City Manager David Ott at the end of the year.


PLANT OF THE WEEK The Melalueca nesophila originates from

wherever,” she said. “It’s a huge responsibility. It’s important that people throughout our region recognize that those who live in Rancho Santa Fe and who work with us have been blessed with the ability to give back,” she said. “We try to leverage assets with other donors so those who are blessed to be in this position are able to do so effectively.” She said one of the best examples of their philanthropy is an initiative to form an armed forces interest group. “What we do through (AFIG) is try to raise awareness of the needs of the military in the whole county and raise funds to support those needs. It’s not just about Rancho Santa Fe. It is about the needs of the military and doing our part to support them, giving money, time and donating goods. There are loads of ways peo-

helps fund the Helen Woodward Animal Center and its therapeutic riding program. In addition, the foundation spearheaded the effort to save the local eucalyptus trees by researching and introducing wasps from Australia to stop the lerp psyllid that were killing the trees. They also helped many people during the 2007 Witch Creek Fire who had lost their homes, not just in Rancho Santa Fe, but throughout the fire district, she said. The foundation has a 30-member board of directors with Charles J. Yash as chairman; Robert H. Goldsmith as vice chairman; Gigi Fenley as secretary; and Scott Robinsonas treasurer. The 30 members sit on six committees that meet regularly which keeps the organization running smoothly. To learn more, call (858) 756-6557.

a small town called Albany on the south west shores of the cold water latitudes bordering the Australian continent.Courtesy photo



of a constant wind. The powerful scent of this plant comes from the amazing oils and compounds found within its small olive green leaves. Man has adapted a steam distillation process by which the Melalueca oil, (Terpinen 4ol) is separated from the plant and condensed into a concentrated product. Tea tree oil, as it is known, comes from the Melalueca plant and is found in shampoos, skin moisturizers, and acts as an antifungal as well as an antiseptic for many maladies. The interesting thing here though is that the Melalueca is not a tea tree. You cannot drink tea made from the Melalueca nesophila as it is toxic. It can also cause skin irritation to some with skin sensitivities. The true drinkable tea tree is the Australian Leptospermum Lavegatum, a sister to the Melalueca that has the same small ovoid green leaves but no white paper-like bark. Early settlers would drink tea made from the Lavegatum because it is rich in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and helped prevent the onset of the dreaded scurvy, a vitamin C deficien-



about this event call (858) 922-4440 or e-mail rsfcommunityconcerts@hotmail.co m. Information is also available at www.communityconcertsofranchosantafe.com. For 11 years, Community Concerts of



Commission, breeding ground for council. He’s got the support of outgoing Mayor Morris Vance and the backing of the Republicans in a nine-way race for two council seats in November. If Lopez stays on, it will only mean continued ques-

cy disease. In a garden, the way to plant the Melalueca nesophila is to choose a large space for it to crescendo into a specimen plant that you would hand prune on a regular basis to discover its beautiful structure or to create a beautiful sound and privacy barrier with it by planting several plants in a zig zag line along the property line. Subsequent prunings with a hedge trimmer or pruning shears will yield a dense colorful screen perfect for nosy neighbors or a busy street where dust and noise can be an issue. A fast growing plant when watered well in good drainage conditions, this plant can grow quickly and will require regular light pruning in order to create an aesthetic and colorful addition to your landscape. I recommend irrigating with adjustable drip emitters that can deep water during the summer months and be turned off during the winter. Kent Horner is a local landscape contractor and designer with 30 years of experience in all aspects of your garden. For information concerning your project or questions involving your surroundings, e-mail him at Kent@plantch.com.

Rancho Santa Fe has presented nationally acclaimed artists to the community. This all-volunteer nonprofit organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of the Rancho Santa Fe community through live performances, provided at reasonable, family friendly prices. tions about whether he’s fit to manage public funds when he’s had a peck of trouble handling his own. His presence on the city council would also only deepen the divide with the other members of board, all of whom want him gone. Bruce Kauffman can be reached at scribe.oceanside@gmail.com.


maintained a life in the private sector as well, describing himself as a “midsize developer.” Ott said it is ironic that a recent story in the San Diego Union-Tribune earned him a place on the front page as the city manager who receives the most paid days off as part of his compensation package. “I never take any,” he said, noting that he’s usually the first one in and the last one out of City Hall. “I’ve



visitors who stay at local hotels. Revenue will be administered by folks involved in the tourism industry. Many other cities have similar operations.

Back in biz Michael Pattinson, who was at the helm when Barratt American went belly up, now heads The Barratt Group with an office in Carlsbad. The company is described in published reports as a partnership that buys homes, rehabs them and sells them. One of Barratt American’s last ventures was a development in Leucadia called Nantucket. That remains unfinished and in decay.

Invitational golf tourney More than 100 golfers are expected to participate in the Scripps Encinitas 42nd annual Invitational Golf Tourney Oct. 22 at Torrey Pines South Golf Course. Winner of eight PGA Tours Jim Colbert will be in the pack.

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.


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Hamburger for about $3.50.) And the meat is made to order, not in advance, so there was a five to 10 minute wait.

in effect for a two-year trial period. Organizations that want to host bingo must submit an application and pay the $50 fee. The initial application will be reviewed by City Council. If, after two years, the operator wants to renew the permit, the planning director will review the request provided there are no changes. If the permit is denied, the operator can appeal to City Council. Operators must comply with state laws and provide off-street parking. Remote play is prohibited, and records must be made available to the city. Tim Fennell, fairgrounds general manager, stated in a letter to the city that the Surfside Race Place will be available for rent at an affordable rate to nonprofit groups that want to use the facility for bingo. Bingo will be allowed 30 days after adoption of the final ordinance, which is scheduled for the Oct. 4 meeting.

Test your milk IQ Earlier this year, the Department of Agriculture clarified the amount of time cows that produce organic milk must spend grazing on grass. By July 2011, they must have yearround access to the outdoors, access to pasture during the grazing season, and a specified minimum intake from pasture grown without synthetic herbicides and pesticides. They also must not have been treated with hormones or antibiotics. Here are other terms to know when you’re in the dairy aisle: Whole milk. It has slightly less than 4 percent fat. One cup has 150 calories, about half from fat, plus vitamin D and about 300 milligrams of calcium. Whole, reduced-fat, and skim milk all provide similar amounts of protein, calcium and vitamin D. — 2 percent milk. A cup has 120 calories, about a third from fat. — 1 percent milk. A cup has 100 calories, about a fifth from fat. — Nonfat or skim. A cup has 80 calories, none from fat. — Pasteurized. Milk has been heated to at least 161 degrees for at least 15 seconds or 145 degrees for 30 minutes. — Ultrapasteurized, aka UHT. Milk has been heated to at least 280 degrees for at least 2 seconds. Ultrapasteurized milk will often have a more “cooked” flavor than pasteurized, according to Cornell University’s Department of Food Science, but lasts longer before turning sour. — Raw, aka unpasteurized. Because raw milk can harbor harmful bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration recommends against drinking it. — rbGH. Recombinant bovine growth hormone is an artificial, genetically engineered drug designed to increase milk production (by an estimated 10 percent). Its use was approved by the FDA in 1993. Most industrialized nations and all 25 members of the European Union have not approved its use because it can sicken cows. (And Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, has said that rbGH shouldn’t be allowed in the U.S.)

SPECIAL WELCOME Saint James Academy Student Council members, from left, Amanda Wright and Student Council President Meg Larkin present incoming kindergartener Sean Keeney with one of the goodie bags the council made to welcome the incoming kindergarten class and each new student. The student council worked hard to prepare the posters and bags, meeting at Larkin’s house the week before school. Courtesy photo



Laura L., e-mail Reuse jars: I like the idea of using the smaller pint wide-mouths for candle holders. I’ve seen people who have used sand and then just placed the candle down in it for using outside as well. It helps to keep the candles from being blown out by the wind. — Michelle, Tennessee Extend life of sheets: Cut worn sheets in half and sew a

flat seam, making the lessworn outside edges the new center. — Pepper, Oklahoma Quilting tip: My favorite quilting tip is to place my block pieces on a piece of fine grain sand paper. I just finished making some quilted potholders. Haven’t made the same design in years, and since my brain is in “forgetful” mode most of the time, I didn’t want to mess up and have to take out stitches because I put the blocks together wrong. I cut

my pieces for the block and lay them out on the sand paper. They do not move! I just lay the sand paper beside my machine and look at the block to see how it should be sewn together, then pick up the pieces as I need them. This way, if I have to get up and leave my machine for some reason, as soon as I sit back down, I know exactly what piece needs to be sewn on next. This little step saves me so much time and prevents a

lot of aggravation. I can go from the design wall/or desk, to the sand paper, to my sewing machine without mixing up my pieces. — Dolphin, Nevada

you cannot afford to hire a lawyer to represent you in certain types of cases. You may not need any money up front. Question: My own insurance company is giving me a hard time on an uninsured motorist claim I filed when I got hurt by an uninsured driver. They say I couldn’t have been hurt as bad as I was and that I got too much treatment. They’re refusing to pay for any of my medical bills. What can I do? Marla P.; Vista Answer: First, think about hiring a lawyer to help you with this matter. This is typically something that lawyers will handle on a contingency fee arrangement as I’ve described above. Uninsured motorist claims can be tricky. However, since you are dealing with your own insurance company,

they have a duty to treat you fairly and in good faith. If they do not, they may be held responsible for not treating you fairly which may be a separate case, over and above your claim for injuries that resulted from the crash with the uninsured driver. We recently handled a case for an elderly woman against her own insurance company. They refused to treat her fairly and refused to pay any insurance money when she was injured. We ended up getting her a very substantial recovery over and above what we would’ve gotten just for her injuries. As for your specific case, make sure you put everything in writing and do not talk with the insurance company on the telephone. Make them either write you letters or e-mails put-

ting their contentions that you “weren’t hurt as bad as you claim and that you are getting too much treatment” in writing. Make them state in writing the exact facts or reasons upon which they are relying when making these outrageous statements. Do they have a doctor telling them that you weren’t hurt? I highly doubt it. It’s usually some rookie insurance adjuster who is following a script given to them by their bosses to try and intimidate you into settling your case for less than its actually worth. My advice would be to hire a lawyer immediately.

owner, was immediately notified and arrangements were made for the family to pick up the dog at the County Animal Shelter in Carlsbad. “Having your animal microchipped is a painless procedure that truly does ensure that your pet has a ticket home,” said Dawn Danielson, director of the Department of Animal

Services. The Department of Animal Services strongly encourages all pet owners to have their animals’ microchipped as a form of positive identification and to register the microchip with both the company and the animal shelter. Microchips can be obtained at all three of the

county animal shelters every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. Dogs must have a current license or the owner must purchase one at the time in order to obtain the microchip. For more information on microchips and other services, visit the Department of Animal Services website at www.sddac.com.

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www.resoundingjoyinc.or g/pages/oregister.php as soon as possible so they can be interviewed for consideration by the Oct. 15 deadline. Resounding Joy will contact all approved volunteers and confirm the training locations. For more information, contact Noelle Pederson, director of education and training for Resounding Joy, at (866) 800-0197 or npederson@resoundingjoyinc.org.





Remedies Act, or the CLRA for short. The provision that makes the other side pay your attorney fees is written as follows: “(d) The court shall award court costs and attorney’s fees to a prevailing plaintiff in litigation filed pursuant to this section.” You’ll notice that the language specifically refers to a prevailing plaintiff and not a prevailing defendant. The plaintiff is usually the one who has been cheated or ripped off, such as you described in your question. This law is one sided and geared toward protecting consumers, hence the reference to fee shifting. So, just because you do not have money to give to a lawyer up front, does not mean that



Diego area. As is the normal procedure, the dog was scanned for a microchip and one was detected. Animal Services staff then contacted the microchip company to obtain the owner’s information. Gil Garcia, the incredulous dog

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about root beer floats? It’s a minefield of yummy. Predictably, when fall arrived, I found I could not button my lovely wool trousers. Few things get my attention faster. And yet I stall. As long as the temperate weather holds, I tend to just keep wearing my slightly more forgiving summer wardrobe. I am scrambling for some heavy inspiration. The approach of Halloween, with all its heart-stopping fright shows, may be just the time for it. No, it doesn’t actually involve a costume, but rather the lack of one. I just force myself to stand sideways in front of a mirror every single day. I am counting on that bone-chilling visual to make bite-sized Snickers bars look like sawdust. With any luck, the shock therapy will curb my natural inclinations until the joyous holiday cookie season. Or I may have to decorate my mirrors with a festive drape of heavy tinsel. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer trying not to resemble any known vegetables, especially a pumpkin. Contact her at jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com.



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the defendant,” she said. Authorities said Cano met the victim through moco space.com, a social networking website that claims to be the “world’s largest mobile social network.” After a four-day police hunt beginning Sept. 24, thousands spent on investigations and sketches provided of three alleged rapists, the teenage girl confessed to making up the story and said that she had actually met a man online and had consensual sex but was too embarrassed to admit it to her family, according to police. That’s when authorities turned their focus to a single



Park, San Marcos. Proceeds benefit the Equestrian Facilities at Walnut Grove Park. Visit www.HelpTheHorsePark.com or call (760) 744-9128 to learn VINE TIME Picking the white grapes has begun in the Napa Valley but some reds may still be on the vine more. into November. Photo by Frank Mangio


extend the growing season and allow slow, steady ripening.” Fortunately the rainy and foggy conditions get blown away and the grapes dry off quicker than most due to the high wind conditions. We’re challenged and its too early to tell but we are hoping 2010 will be a truly great vintage.” In Paso Robles, Niner Wine Estate, one that I have written about recently watching Amanda Cramer become California Winemaker of the Year, is working hard to position the winery for an unusual harvest. “We’ve worked hard on uniform ripening within each vine block and to ensure that sugar development doesn’t get way ahead of flavor,” she said. Cramer walks the blocks daily, tasting berries, looking for ripe flavors and mature tannins. “We’ll harvest by hand at night under stadium style lighting so the berries can be crushed and tanked cold. Everyone at the wineries



when it comes to government telling residents what they can do in their homes, but they unanimously supported the new law. “I don’t like telling people how to run their private life, but these parties have the potential to create serious problems,” Councilman Don Mosier said. “We’ve had far too many teen fatalities associated with drinking this



attacking the dogs. A paw print was found nearby that was a mountain lion print.” He said there have been sightings in the nearby communities of Cielo and Fairbanks Ranch over the last year. “Mountain lions have a large territory, so this is not unusual. They are very elusive animals and do not want to interact with humans,” he said. However, it is not unusu-

waits for the right moment, and winemakers apply their talent and experience to a current harvest that will be challenging. We, the consumers, won’t know until our favorite California red wine reaches the tasting rooms and stores, maybe in 2012. That’s the wine business for you. After all, at its roots, it’s basically farming.

Wine Bytes — West Steakhouse and Bistro West in Carlsbad present OktoberWest from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 celebrating the West Organic Farm in tents next to the restaurants. Casual food and wine tasting, tips for holidays and Chef Eugenio Martignago’s recipes. Cost is $25 per person. Call to RSVP at (760) 448-4510. — The Gourmet Experience is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 and Oct. 10. It’s a food, luxury and lifestyle event showcasing the best in products and services from cookware to travel. There will be 250 exhibits. Meet celebrity chefs. The cost for one day is

$25 in advance, $30 at the door. The cost for the weekend is $40 in advance,$45 at the door. For details and tickets call (858) 578-9463 or visit www.thegourmetexpo.com. — Lorimar Winery in Temecula has its Grape Stomp and Harvest Fest from 5 to 9 p.m.Oct.9. Wine,food,and fun entertainment. The Bayou Brothers play for dancing.Price is $60. Call the winery at (951) 240-5177 for details. — Temecula Creek Inn has a Tale of Two Valleys Wine Dinner, saluting the Rhone Valley and Temecula Valley on Oct. 15. Reception at 6:30, followed by a four-course dinner at 7:15 p.m., prepared by Executive Chef Salvatore Guiliano. Leonesse Cellars will provide the Temecula Valley wines. Cost is $65 each. RSVP at (951) 587-1465. 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.

past year. “My sons went to Torrey Pines High School and hardly a year went by when one of those students wasn’t killed,” he said. “So I think that fact overrides any concerns about personal property and personal privacy.” Mayor Richard Earnest agreed. “When it comes to people losing their lives, or potentially losing their lives, especially young people ... who have a whole life in front of them, I think it’s a little

different,” he said. “(This ordinance) is good for the community. It’s good for the folks who are underage,” Earnest said. “They have plenty of years left in their lives to have a beer if they want to when they’re of age.” The new law will take effect 30 days after the final adoption, which is currently scheduled for the Oct. 4 meeting. Violators will be subject to a $1,000 fine, six months in jail or both.

al for the big cats to be seen. There is no reason to be alarmed, but he does advise area residents to take a few precautions. Wellhouser said the cougars are most active at dusk and dawn, so do not leave pets outside during these hours and do not leave children unattended outside during these times as well. Don’t leave pet food or food that may attract animals outside. If you see a mountain lion, make noise — lots of it. Yell, scream and bang on

something. For example, pocket sized air horns are an effective way to make noise. “We just need to be aware that we live in their living room,” Wellhouser said. For more information, visit www.keepmewild.org. The sightings were reported to the California Department of Fish and Game. 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.

OCT. 12 VOTE SMART The LeucadiaEncinitas Town Council will sponsor a candidate forum for the upcoming City Council election at 6 p.m. Oct. 12, Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive. There will be questions regarding specific Leucadia issues but the audience will have the opportunity to present questions as well. WOMAN’S CLUB The San Dieguito Woman’s Club will meet from 10:15 a.m. Oct. 12, US Bank Community Room, 131 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas. The speaker will be from the American Cancer Society. Call (760) 632-9768 to learn more.

OCT. 13

suspect, and Cano was booked on suspicion of unlawful intercourse with a minor, contacting a minor online with the intent to commit a sex crime and lewd acts with a 15-yearold. Flaherty said the girl is “doing as well as can be expected.” The girl will be a necessary witness in the case, she said. When asked what the victim may face for lying to police, Flaherty said that is yet to be determined. She also said that children have been known to fabricate stories if they are afraid they are going to get into trouble. “It’s a disappointment

but unfortunately it appears to be the case,” she said. Cano’s charge of unlawful sexual intercourse was formerly known as statutory rape, Flaherty said. It is now unlawful sexual intercourse between an adult and a minor with an age difference of at least three years, she said. It is also a wobbler law. That means Cano has the possibility of being charged with either a misdemeanor, which holds a one-year county jail sentence, or a felony, which has the potential of a three-year prison sentence. If Cano’s immigration hold is released, his bail will be reduced to the standard for the charge, which is $20,000.

For details, call Marie Tahan Daniels at (858) 736-9140 or email mdaniels@caelummarket ing.com. REASON WHY Dr. Simon LeVay will discuss and sign his new book “Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why” at 7 p.m. Oct. 13,The Book Works, 2670 Via De La Valle, Suite A230, Del Mar. LeVay is a neuroscientist who showed for the first time a consistent difference between the brains of heterosexual and homosexual men. Call (858) 7553735.

take a behind the scenes tour of the shelter. Visit www.rc humanesociety.org. or call (760) 753-6413 to learn more.


THERE James Gurney, the author and illustrator of the award-winning “Dinotopia” book series, will visit Carlsbad City Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 1775 Dove Lane. Gurney will explain how to paint what doesn’t exist. Call (760) 602-2012 or visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org to learn more.

OCT. 15

DOG DINNER Dinner with BEACH AND COUNTRY The the Dogs will be held from 4 to 6 Beach and Country Guild will host the 41st Dia del Sol event from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the private Rancho Santa Fe estate of Walter and Sylvia Lim.

p.m. Oct. 15, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas. Children will get the opportunity to dine with the animals, make crafts and

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OCT. 16 FEELING JAZZY A jazz concert, A Tribute to the Brazilian Masters and The American Songbook, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Three accomplished musicians will join vocalist Coral MacFarlan Thuet for the performance. Visit www.rsfgardenclub.org to learn more.


STRUCK MiraCosta College will host stargazing parties from 8 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday and Saturday of the month. Weather permitting, the viewing will take place at the MiraCosta baseball field, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Visit www.tinyurl.com/k4zj6 or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6201 to learn more. PAPERWORK The Eric Phleger Gallery will host PaperWork*, a group show of drawings, collages, watercolor, monoprints, lithographs and sculpture through Nov. 6, 828 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. For details, call (760) 436-1440.




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RANCHO SANTA FE — The Fall Festival Family BBQ sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary was held Sept. 30 during Rancho Days.

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Backpack drive a big success RANCHO SANTA FE — With the Helen Woodward Animal Center participating as one of the collection sites, Promises2Kids announced the organization collected 4,000 flash drives, backpacks and other school supplies during the recent Backpack and Flash Drive for abused and neglected children and youth in foster care throughout San Diego County. Also known as the Polinsky Children’s Center Foundation, Promises2Kids received approximately $53,000 worth of muchneeded school supplies, cash and gift certificates during the three-week campaign. The foundation attributes much of the success to increased bin placements throughout the community, which allowed more people to donate items. On average, a foster child will live in at least seven different homes before they turn 18 years old. The donated items will help these children keep their schoolwork organized and intact wherever they may end up. “More people participated this year than any other year,” Hon said. TURN TO BACKPACK ON B10

Tidal bore rafting adventure in Nova Scotia E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road I’ve been fascinated by the Bay of Fundy ever since I was a kid in grammar school geography class. Lying between the north shore of Nova Scotia and the south shore of New Brunswick, it has the world’s highest and lowest tides. The bay is narrow, and when the Atlantic Ocean comes rushing in, there’s no place for that 200 billion tons of water to go but up — sometimes as high as 58 feet. Being there when that happens is pretty darn exciting. On a recent trip to Nova Scotia, my husband planned it so we could go “tidal bore” rafting on an extreme-tide day — when the moon’s gravitational pull on the earth is the greatest. The “tidal bore” is the leading edge of the high tide — the moment that low tide ends and high tide begins. Living on the expansive California coast, we can’t see this happen. In fact, there are only a handful of places you can see it and one is near the mouth of the Shubenacadie River (pronounced shoo-ben-ACK-a-dee) on the north shore of Nova Scotia. Here you can see the very moment that the ocean water meets the river water and begins pushing its way

HOLD ON TIGHT Tidal bore rafting guides love to thrill their passengers by heading straight into the waves created in the Shubenacadie River (north shore of Nova Scotia) when the extreme high tides comes rolling in. The water rises between 20 feet and 58 feet in three hours twice a day. Courtesy photo

upriver against the normal flow. This location also is the only place in the world where you can go tidal bore rafting. We began our two-hour adventure after registering at the Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting Park (www.tidalboreraftingpark.com; 800-565RAFT).We suited up in orange and yellow rain gear and life jackets, then sloshed our way through the muddy river bank and into the raft. Our informative and ever-smiling guide was

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STAY DRY Rain gear worn by rafters dries on the line, but truth be told, nothing keeps you dry when you’re in. Photo by Jerry Ondash




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Who’s NEWS? Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via e-mail to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. Cool calendar ENCINITAS — Local photographer Debra Capetz has debuted her 11-inch-by14-inch 2011 calendar in the gallery of the Pannikin, 510 N. Coast H i g h way 101. The calendar will be for sale and on display along with some of her other artwork until the end of the year. The calendar features West Coast images printed on high-quality, recycled paper. The cost is $25.

October artist ENCINITAS — Photographer Jeffrey Sitcov will be the October artist of the month at St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro at 947 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas in the Lumberyard. Sitcov JEFFREY has been SITCOV the past president of Photocharity, official charity of St.Tropez.

Nurse honored OCEANSIDE — Congratulations to Sylvia Ford, RN, MSN, OCN for winning the NurseWeek Magazine’s 2010 Nursing Excellence Awa rd . Wi n n e rs are nominated by t h e i r peers for raising the bar for their coworkers a n d SYLVIA FORD improving the quality of life of their patients. Ford, clinical manager for medical/surgery, oncology and pediatrics, won the award in the management category.Among her numerous contributions at Tri-City was developing a comfort and sleep kit for patients.

Political satire RANCHO SANTA FE — Terry O’Hara, a Rancho Santa Fe resident and author, has released his latest book, “The Left isn’t Right/The Right is Wrong.” The book is a political poking of both major parties and shows the absurdity of politics in general. The book is available at Amazon.com.

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FAMILY FUN Above, Rancho Santa Fe residents Jim and Mary Ann Herbenar watch the riders with their RINGSIDE Above, Debra Saum and Nina Norden, both of Rancho granddaughter, Levi, 3. Photo by Patty McCormac

Santa Fe, sample the food while waiting for a tour of the Osuna Ranch. Below, performers warm up. Photos by Patty McCormac

Osuna Ranch celebrates with tours, all-female riding team By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Osuna Ranch was the setting for a down-home country celebration during Rancho Days. It gave people an opportunity to take tours of the ranch, learn a little about its history and about historic Rancho Santa Fe, nibble on same native food and witness a performance by an all-female riding team. “It’s so historic,” said Rita Bleecker of Rancho Santa Fe. “I have lived here a

long time and I’ve never been out here.” Her companion Ronnie Lavinsky agreed. “We like the wonderful food and the beautiful atmosphere of this place,” Lavinsky said. “I came to see the charros.” The afternoon of Oct. 2 was warm and sunny.Visitors took to the shade of trees and a covered patio while they nibbled on tortilla chips dipped in salsa, guacamole and a fancy bean dip topped

Foundation raises funds for Del Sur Elementary DEL SUR — With a weekly farmers market and two major fundraising events next month, the new Del Sur Educational Foundation is continuing to grow. Founded last February, the nonprofit organization is dedicated to raising additional funds for Del Sur Elementary School. Current Del Sur Educational Foundation fundraising efforts include the Del Sur Farmers Market. This ongoing festival of food and family

occurs every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Camino del Norte and Lone Quail Road.The event features fresh produce from local farms, prepackaged food and vendors selling food, flowers, clothes and jewelry. For more information, e-mail DelSurFM@ aol.com. The Rummage Sale event invites bargain hunters to arrive at 8 a.m. Oct. 23 on the grounds of Del Sur Elementary School, 15665 Paseo Del Sur.

A celebration of the senses for Kids Korps USA RANCHO SANTA FE — Kids Korps USA will be the beneficiary when Spa Gregorie’s Premier Day Spa and Salon and Scenterprises Ltd. partner to celebrate with a Custom Fragrance experience from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Del Mar Flower Hill Mall, 2710 Via De La Valle. The cost for the evening is $60 and the workshop begins promptly at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by the Rancho Santa Fe Kids Korps chapter to help raise funds for Kids Korps USA courtesy of Dana Knees, president of the Rancho Santa Fe Chapter. Sue Phillips, president of Scenterprises Ltd., will present The Perfume Studio and take guests on a fragrance journey, similar to wine making, to learn a short history of the perfumery process, and

experience the magic and mystery of 18 perfume blends created by a master perfumer. Guests will create their own bespoke perfume by selecting three or four blends which becomes their signature “formula” and will have the opportunity to view Spa Gregorie’s unique collection of beauty and treatment products and enjoy sparkling wine while their bespoke perfumes are decanted into designercolor atomizers. Perfumes will be presented in a gift box along with a Certificate of Registration. “We fully support Kids Korps mission of instilling in America’s youth the spirit of giving while providing valuable education in leadership and responsibility,” Knees said. “This Custom Perfume TURN TO KIDS KORPS ON B10

with pico de gallo. For dessert the main attraction were churros. “I’ve wanted to get out here for the past few years and I couldn’t get away,” said Mary McGrath of Rancho Santa Fe. “I have lived here 35 years and wondered about Osuna Ranch. I’m learning about our heritage.” In 1833, Juan Osuna was given a land grant and built TURN TO RIDING ON B11

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Market restaurant in Del Mar raises the bar Two years ago, I took the Artichoke Creative team to Market in Del Mar for our holiday dinner. We were blown away by the experience so when the opportunity came around recently to revisit Chef Carl Shroeder’s Del Mar masterpiece I jumped at the opportunity. Before I go all ga-ga on this place, just a few words of advice as you approach Market on Via de la Valle. First off, it’s a very small parking lot that is filled with predominantly exotic luxury vehicles and valet parking only. Just go with it and let them park your car. The crowd in the lounge tends to reflect that auto demographic with a lot of fancy people looking really, well ‌ fancy. The staff and the service at Market could very easily reflect that and be pretentious and full of themselves but are quite the opposite. Market is trying to cultivate happy customers and they do that by trying their best to

DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate make everyone feel comfortable, at home, and not afraid to ask questions. As soon as we were taken into the dining room I felt as though we were the only table in the room that was completely full. Service was prompt, attentive, and knowledgeable. So I’m sure many of you know San Diego native Carl Schroeder’s story so I won’t dwell on it, but it should be noted that he cut his chops at some of the most amazing restaurants I’ve ever been to including Aqua in San Francisco, and at Marin’s Lark Creek Inn. In 2002 he opened Bradley Ogden’s Arterra in Del Mar, which as far as I’m concerned put San TOP CHEF Chef Carl Schroeder of Market in Del Mar. Courtesy photo

Diego on the culinary map. He was doing the whole farm to fork thing way before it became trendy. The awards and accolades have been plentiful since and well deserved. Schroeder creates much more than really good food using the freshest possible ingredients; he creates a complete dining experience. It’s not inexpensive, but I would gladly give up three or four mediocre meals for a real dining experience like Market, it’s just that good. Meals began with an amuse bouche, compliments of the chef and this continues between courses. A slice of smoked salmon with micro greens in a tangy, vibrant dressing was served on a porcelain spoon. This is a wonderful way to prepare your palette for the meal to come. Our starts included the heirloom tomato soup, French onion soup and garlic

SDSU Aztec Club (formerly known as the SDSU Aztec Athletic Foundation) to create scholarship opportunities for the SDSU Aztec Football Program. This year the foundation hopes to raise more than $50,000 to be given to these two great organizations. In its first two years, this event has donated more than $35,000 to San Diego State University’s Aztec Club and more than $20,000 to the Jackie Robinson YMCA. Faulk’s football career took him to play for the Indianapolis Colts and the St. Louis Rams. The current Rancho Santa Fe resident enjoyed success as a leading NFL running back and is now a top nominee for entry into the NFL’s Hall of Fame, Class of 2011. His charitable focus remains in San Diego, and in developing opportunities for at-risk youth. “I’ve been so blessed where my life has taken me, and hosting the Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration is my way to give back to the community and school that gave me so much,

The San Diego Early Music Society has announced its concerts for the 2010/2011 season. Seven concerts will be featured in the International Series: — Ensemble 415 performing baroque music by Vivaldi, Albinoni and J.S. Bach under the direction of Chiara Bianchini is planned for 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive. — Diabolus in Musica in “Rose Tres Bele: Women’s Voices — Monody and Polyphony of the Trouvèresâ€? will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. — Ciaramella in a program of Spanish renaissance music exploring the pilgrimage road to Santiago is set to be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway. — B e n v e n u e Fortepiano Trio will be in a concert illustrating the influence of Bach on Mendelssohn and Schumann at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at The Neurosciences Institute. — Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba) and Thomas Boysen (theorbo and baroque guitar) will perform a program of solos and duets featuring the French repertoire “From Renaissance Improvisation to St. Colombe and Marais,â€? at 8 p.m. March 4, also at The Neurosciences Institute. — The British vocal ensemble, Stile Antico, will offer “Passion and Resurrection: Dramatic Music for Lent and Eastertideâ€? at St. James bythe-Sea Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. April 8. — At 7 p.m May 8, the Flanders Recorder Quartet, with soprano Cecile Kempenaers, will explore




Foundation gala set to raise funds for athlete’s cause RANCHO SANTA FE — The Marshall Faulk Foundation announces its third annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 15 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center on the campus of San Diego State. All proceeds from the event benefit the Marshall

Faulk Foundation, a local nonprofit led by SDSU Aztec and NFL superstar Marshall Faulk. The Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration will be a commemoration of SDSU football both past and present. The event will help kick off the school’s homecoming festivities by supporting the Aztecs as they battle

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Collector’s paradise at Ducky Waddle’s By Lillian Cox

SOLAR HOMES Terraza at San Elijo Hills is hosting a free Fall Harvest event, from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Terraza models and sales center in San Marcos’ San Elijo Hills community. Terraza is an all-solar neighborhood with homes priced from the mid $500,000s. Courtesy photo

San Elijo solar homes host Fall Harvest event Terraza at San Elijo Hills is hosting a Fall Harvest event, from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Terraza models and sales center, at 1100 Festival Road near the intersection of Wild Canyon Road and San Elijo Road. Festivities will include food, a pumpkin patch with take-home pumpkins for the youngsters, live music and activities for the whole family. Crafts include maskmaking, pumpkin decorating, pinecone art and facepainting. “Parents are encouraged to bring their children in Halloween costumes and their cameras to capture the

festive happenings,” said Halé Richardson, director of marketing for San Elijo Hills, which is co-sponsoring the fall harvest event. In keeping with the harvest theme, food and refreshments will include a hot dog and bratwurst station with all the fixings, salad bar, a harvest fruit table, an ice cream sundae bar, and other dessert snacks. Visitors will also get the opportunity to examine the models at Terraza, Lennar’s first all-solar community in San Diego County. Terraza features three two-story floor plans ranging from 2,182 to TURN TO FALL HARVEST ON B11

Looking for a three-volume set of “The Life of Thomas Jefferson” circa 1865? A Frida Kahlo postcard? Maybe the Santa Ana Register dated Dec. 8, 1941, trumpeting the invasion of Pearl Harbor? Washington, D.C., may have the Smithsonian Store, but Leucadia has Ducky Waddle’s. American contemporary artist Shepard Fairey, whose collections have been on exhibit at the Smithsonian, was a visitor to Ducky Waddle’s long before he began hosting one-man shows and book signings at the store. Local author Harry Katz whose book “Baseball Americana” is sold in the Smithsonian Store has had two book signings at Waddle’s shop. For years Jerry Waddle has been the wizard behind Ducky Waddle’s Emporium. He estimates that between 5,000 and 6,000 books are stacked in his 900-squarefoot space. They cater to subcultures devoted to art, graffiti, surfing, UFOlogy, science fiction, true crime, women’s studies, yoga, witchcraft and erotica to name a few. Waddle boasts one of the largest selections of books in Southern California on tattoos. This includes more obscure titles such as “Russian Criminal Tattoo

JUST DUCKY Jerry Waddle, owner of Ducky Waddle’s Emporium in Leucadia, scouts for treasures from antique masks to rare and scarce books including titles such as “Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia (Vol. 3). “When people see my website they travel from all over the world to come here,” he said. “Ducky Waddle’s, and Lou’s Records, bring people to Leucadia who stay and spend money at local restaurants and hotels. We are an unrecognized asset to this community.” Photo by Lillian Cox

Encyclopedia (Vol. 3).” “When people see my website they travel from all over the world to come here,” Waddle said. “Ducky Waddle’s and Lou’s Records bring people to Leucadia who stay and spend money at local restaurants and hotels. We are an unrecognized asset to this community.” Waddle reports that one client came to his shop after visiting a big box bookstore looking for the works of Jack Kerouac, a leader of the Beat movement of the 1950s. “They only had two copies of ‘On the Road’ while I had 14 new and used fiction titles,” Waddle said. “Three were poetry titles. I also had three CDs that included Kerouac reading ‘On the Road’ and recitations of his poetry accompanied by freeform jazz.” Waddle specializes in rare and scarce books which he defines as “those you can’t find when you want them.” Among those are classics such as the children’s book, “How to Talk on the Phone.” “My clients are artists, musicians and literati including intellectuals, literary college students and serious collectors,” he said. “I’m interested in things people collect. I have a file of people who are collecting special things. If I call them, it’s probably because I have TURN TO COLLECTOR ON B11

City sets new laws to make sure landscaping is water efficient By Bianca Kaplanek

Needing to comply with state law, City Council at the Sept. 20 meeting approved the first reading of a water efficient landscape ordinance that will govern landscape design, installation, maintenance and management to improve water efficiency and conservation. Cities have been required since Jan. 1 of this year to enforce the policies of a state ordinance created by the Department of Water Resources as part of the Water Conservation in Landscaping Act of 2006. The act allows local jurisdictions to tailor the regulations to fit their specific needs. Del Mar established an ad hoc citizens advisory committee in April 2009 to provide recommendations for the proposed ordinance revi-

sion. The staff report describes the Del Mar ordinance as “more user friendly” than the state or regional model. Projects subject to the new regulations include new landscaping by individualhomeowners on single- or multifamily residential lots with two units or less with a landscaped area more than 5,000 square feet, including pools or other water features — but excluding hardscape — that require a building permit, plan check or design review. The new laws will also apply to new or rehabilitated landscaping for multifamily residential projects of more than two units or by public

agencies or private nonresidential developers with a landscaped area more than 2,500 square feet. Rehabilitated landscape projects of more than 2,500 square feet and at least 50 percent of the total landscaped area also must comply with the new ordinance, unless the irrigation system minimizes water waste. Registered local, state or federal historical sites and ecological restoration projects that do not require a permanent irrigation system will not be subject to the ordinance. The new laws will take effect 30 days after final adoption of the ordinance, which was set for Oct. 4.


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HODGES DAM OVERSPILL In the San Diego County flood of 1921 it rained 11.5 inches in nine days.

2.5 BILLION GALLONS According to Colonel Ed Fletcher’s memoirs, the dam recorded an overspill amount of 2.5 billion gallons of water. Although the flood of 1921 wasn’t San Diego’s biggest, it was a timely test to prove the soundness of the dam’s design integrity and construction.

WATER WORKS Construction of Hodges Dam was completed in 1918 and was criticized by residents. In San Diego County in 1921 it rained 11.5 inches from Dec. 18 to Dec. 27.The dam passed the test and maintained its structural integrity and overspill capacity. Autographed copies of “Rancho Santa Fe” are available at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, 6036 La Flecha. 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.arcadia publishing.com.

Ranch resident and innovative TV pioneer dies RANCHO SANTA FE — Robert Trachinger, innovative ABC television executive and UCLA professor, died Sept. 19 at age 86 in Rancho Santa Fe. A television pioneer whose work in broadcasting began in 1950, Trachinger’s life read like a history of the television medium. As he made his way up through the production ranks at ABC-TV, Trachinger worked on a broad spectrum of programming, including the early live serial “Space Patrol,” documentaries such as “Decision to Die,” “The Julie Andrews Show,” live coverage of the Kennedy-Nixon debates and The Academy Awards. He

worked side by side hand-held TV with Roone Arledge, camera, grandfather then president of of all portable video ABC Sports on cameras today; the “Wide World of first underwater TV Sports” and the camera, which was Olympic Games field-tested in Trabeginning with Innschinger’s own swimbruck in 1964, and ming pool; and slowconcluding with Los motion videotape for Angeles in 1984. replay (not instant), Equally remarkwhich was first introROBERT able, Trachinger was duced on-air in 1961, TRACHINGER acclaimed in engiforever changing neering circles for his innova- sports broadcasting. After tive thinking, and contribu- winning three Emmy Awards, tions to broadcasting technol- Trachinger retired as a vice ogy. Among his significant president of ABC Television achievements, he was in 1985. responsible for the In addition to his profesdevelopment of the first sional career, Trachinger had

a deep commitment to education, and to mentoring young people. He was a professor emeritus of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, having taught courses in production, and ethics in media from 1968 to 1998. As Fulbright scholar from 1985 to 1986, he lectured in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Spain, at the Sorbonne in France, and Tel Aviv University in Israel. Even after retirement, his passion for sharing continued. In his early 70s he entertained for Crystal Cruises, telling funny tales of the early days of live television. In 2002 he taught at UCSD Osher,

directing and producing a series of video programs made by and about his senior contemporaries that was broadcast locally. In 1997 The San Diego Press Club bestowed the “Headliners Media Legend Award” to Trachinger. His creativity as a broadcaster, inventor, teacher and mentor was remarkable, and he will live on in the hearts and minds of those whose lives he touched. Robert Trachinger leaves behind his loving wife of 34 years, Helga, his son Set, his filmmaker daughter Mia Trachinger, son-in-law Jason Brush, and adored granddaughter Lotte.

Students receive special back-to-school welcome RANCHO SANTA FE — For most teenagers, the beginning of another school year marks the end of summer and is not a day many look forward to with eagerness. Members of Friends of San Pasqual Academy made starting school fun for the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy with their Back-To-School event, held on the campus of San Pasqual Academy. “The students call this day ‘Shop ‘Til You Drop Day,’ since many items such as school supplies, backpacks, shoes, T-shirts, socks, hygiene

items, clothing and more have been collected and donated to our foster students by numerous, caring individuals,” said Teri Summerhays, San Pasqual Academy board member. “These foster teens look forward to this event and are in awe of what everyone has provided for them. They greatly appreciate not just the ‘shopping selection process,’ but the presence of the wonderful volunteers that make this event happen.” Upon entering the auditorium, each student was greeted by Heidi Hollen and

Monica Sheets and given a shopping bag. Road Runner Sports, for the sixth consecutive year, donated 175 pairs of brand new athletic shoes, through Catherine Gotfredson. The students enjoyed picking out their quality shoes that had been selected by Michael and Fiona Gotfredson, owners of Road Runner Sports. The auditorium was filled with items that had been collected, donated or created for the students of San Pasqual Academy by many generous individuals. Other donors that

made Shop ‘Til You Drop a wonderful experience for the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy included: Donna Herrick collected beautiful brand new clothing for both girls and boys. Quentin and Alicia Jammer donated many brand new jeans. National Charity League Members collected lots of very useful and important school supplies. Summerhays was coordinator of this collection. Friends of San Pasqual Academy members purchased athletic shorts for all the kids.

Socks, shoes, purses, hygiene items, boxers and more were also donated. Friends of San Pasqual Academy offered up their thank you to the volunteers, who included Kris Mangano Simon, Andrea Reynolds, Donna Schempp, Kathy Lathrum, Alicia Jammer, Jolane Crawford, Catherine Gotfredson, Monica Sheets, Heidi Hollen, Carole Markstein,Teri Summerhays, Dagmar Helgager, Stacy Snyder, Debby Syverson, Joan Scott and National Charity League members.

Dear Dr. Gott: I am always interested in peripheral neuropathy because it was one of the many later symptoms I developed when I acquired bartonella henselae. However, I apparently acquired the bartonella approximately 16 years ago. I recall a cat scratch from a feral kitten that did not heal for several months. I wasn’t diagnosed until a little over two years ago when I failed to respond to Lyme-disease treatment. In addition to alphalipoic acid, my doctor put me on Levaquin. Amazingly, the shoulder pain, chronic gall-bladder infection, swallowing problems, ankle swelling and chronic stomach ulcer went away. The numbness in my feet and fibromyalgia did not disappear but got better. My point is that one of the symptoms of bartonella is numbness of the feet. It is rarely looked at as the cause of peripheral neuropathy. I had none of the diabetic or circulatory problems that normally cause it. I am still scratching my head as to why my now-retired doctor did not diagnose it earlier. It would have made my recovery from Lyme disease so much easier. Dear Reader: Bartonella henselae, also known as cat-scratch disease, is a bacterium that enters the body at the site of the scratch. Adult cats can spread the disease, but it more commonly comes from kittens. Lymph nodes, primarily those around the arms, head and neck, become swollen. Lack of normal appetite, fever, headache, fatigue and transient peripheral neuropathy may result. Those commonly infected are people with a compromised immune system. Lyme disease presents with the same symptoms, so it is no wonder your physician would have zeroed in on that possibility. You can perhaps understand why some diseases and disorders are discovered following a process of exclusion. The symptoms are the same, and, at times, the treatment is the same. The Levaquin you were prescribed is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bronchitis, pneumonia, skin infections, the sinuses, UTIs, ears, chlamydia and more. You are correct that peripheral neuropathy is not commonly linked to catscratch disease. It is not one of the more common symptoms, but there is a definite link that should not be overlooked when making a TURN TO SECOND OPINION ON B7

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Michael Orenich art featured at exhibit LA JOLLA — La Jolla Art Association Gallery is hosting an exclusive solo exhibit by photographer Michael Orenich at the La Jolla Art Association Gallery from Oct. 18 through Nov. 7. An artist’s reception will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 23 at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, Suite B. The gallery is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For directions to the gallery, call (858) 459-1196. Morocco, an Islamic nation, has been the backdrop for a host of artists since the 1800s due to the unique warmth of its light, the variation of its landscape and the diversity of its culture. Cezanne and Monet, to name a few, have expressed their artistic impressions in Morocco. More recently, celebrities such as Yves Saint Laurent, Elizabeth Taylor, and Richard Branson have built personal retreats in this enchanted land. World photographer Michael Orenich’s works attempt to lure the viewer to this land from both abstract and human perspectives.“The intensity of color, light and texture make this kingdom a magical place,” Orenich said. Orenich has been taking pictures for more than 40 years. Extensive world travel has focused his photography on historical architecture as well as culture. In his visits to China, he has photographed the Great Wall, Tianamen

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Square and Xian’s terracotta army. In the streets of Hong Kong, his camera lens has viewed the daily life of the fish mongers in Mongkok and the ferry commuters going to and from Hong Kong Island. From Tokyo to Seoul, from

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RAIL TRAIL PARTY Live musical performances from Peter Sprague, Chase Morrin and Patrick Burke, dance performances by the San Diego Dance Theater Trolley Dancers, plus incredible stilt walkers strolling the trail and chalk artists creating interactive street paintings will be on hand at the city of Solana Beach Public Arts Advisory Commission’s outdoor celebration of the Arts along the Coastal Rail Trail from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 along Coast Highway 101 and Lomas Santa Fe to Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The Boys & Girls Club will introduce a healthy Coastal Rail Trail mix. Also, artistically decorated chairs and painted banners, designed by local artists, will be available for sale via silent auction to benefit the arts in Solana Beach. Courtesy photo

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soaring over the river. Then we pulled up to a sandbar, climbed out of the raft and waited for the tide to shift. Within 10 minutes, the tidal bore appeared — a single, long breaker, probably no higher than a foot, crawling steadily toward us. As we scrambled back into the raft, I wondered what all the hoopla was about. This didn’t look too impressive, nor much like the videos I had seen with bobbing rafts and screaming passengers. It didn’t take long for the scene to change. Within 45 minutes, the river rose more than 8 feet; in another couple of hours, the water was 28 feet higher than when we began our trip. All that water pushing its way upstream causes a “washing

Susan Golding, president and CEO of Promises2Kids. “Their generosity demonstrates the desire by many in our community to ensure that these foster kids are prepared for this school year.” Originally founded as the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego County, Promises2Kids is a 29-year-old nonprofit organization. Since 1981, Promises2Kids has led the fight against child abuse and neglect in San Diego County. For a complete list of volunteer opportunities or more information, visit www.promises2kids.org.

GOT SHOES? If you go tidal bore rafting, don’t wear anything you want to wear again. The tide waters stir up the red soil on the banks of the river and forever discolors anything that comes in contact with it. This photo shows ruined and abandoned shoes left on the deck of the lodge at the Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting Park for anyone who wants to wear them on a future trip. Photo by Jerry Ondash

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machine effect” and Tyler took us right into it. He stalled the motor as we dove to the bottom of a trough, then gunned the boat into a high wave coming straight at us. I tried not to scream — I didn’t want to drink the brack-

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CARLSBAD — Dental floss, gum wrappers, sunglasses and toys were just a few of the things volunteers from Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland California found when they picked up debris in September from Carlsbad State Beach during the 26th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.

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CARLSBAD — Joey Maggiore and Melissa Maggiore, of Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen in Bressi Ranch at 2659 Gateway Rd., will offer a special menu with pumpkin ravioli in butter sage sauce, and roasted pumpkin and risotto served in a mini pumpkin, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 31. Joey Maggiore is an executive chef while Melissa Maggiore is the family’s wine and olive-oil importer, from their vineyard in Italy.

Firefighter history OCEANSIDE — Arcadia Publishing and local authors Stu Sprung and Mark Finstuen have debuted a book on the history of the Oceanside Fire Department. It documents Oceanside’s first firefighters as they lived in the Wild West of the late 1800s, fighting blazes similar to those of today but in dungarees, cowboy boots, instinct and bravery.The book is available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadia publishing.com or call (888)313-2665.

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several buildings on the site where he raised cattle and horses. In 2004, it was named a California Cultural Landmark. In an effort to preserve this piece of history, the Association bought the ranch vowing that it will remain open space. The Association is constantly making improvements to the property and restoring it to its original condition. One can already hear the echoes of what life might have been



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something that they should see.” Waddle’s shop is brimming with treasures from Eisenhower campaign buttons to Peter Maxx glass, mermaids, vintage thimbles and Neolithic Chinese jade carvings. The work of his wife, celebrated glass artist Joyce Rooks, is also available for purchase. An area he’s especially proud of is his collection of religious iconographs such as Buddha, Hindu deities and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Among his more popular items are his “Jesus Hates It


meatballs, which was so far from the typical version. It was a hearty broth rich with onions but laying in it were garlic meatballs that were just the right size for a mouthful without being overwhelming and delicious croutons topped with melted cheese. The BLT salad, which was arranged with the brioche, grilled cheese stacked on top and served with nice size chunks of braised bacon. Starters are in the $10 to $20 range with the Foie Gras topping out the high end of the list. Entrées at Market put me into that state of mind where I have to repeat to myself over and over to slow

like when it was a large working cattle ranch before the turn of the 20th Century. At the celebration, several groups of visitors took tours around the ranch while the horses in the stables looked on. The highlight of the event was the all-female team of riders Escaramuza Charra Las Golondrinas, who appeared dressed in period full-skirted costumes from the late 1800s and performed a series of synchronized moves, all while riding side saddle. Sometimes they

compete in rodeos with this riding style, which has been passed down through generations. Before the 2 p.m. show, the ladies warmed up in the riding arena at the ranch while Jim and Mary Ann Herbenar of Rancho Santa Fe watched pointing out the horses to their granddaughter Levi, 3. “This is the first time we’ve been here in 35 years,” Mary Ann Herbenar said. What brought them this time? “Rancho Days,” she said.

Weiss at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Congregational Church of La Jolla and by Mahan Esfahani playing both harpsichord and the baroque tracker organ at All Soul’s Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd., Point Loma at 8 p.m. April 1.

The SDEMS website, at www.sdems.org, offers more information and links to a secure system for purchasing tickets. Prices range from $18 to $35, with special rates for students and last-minute tickets.

When You Smoke” ashtray and “Looking Good for Jesus” lip balm and bubble bath. Waddle’s background is as an art dealer who later became a book scout and dealer of ephemera — post cards, posters, greeting cards and sheet music. He says he has an appreciation for collectibles and does what he can to keep them within reach of those who respect them like him. “I put a lot of energy into keeping my prices down,” he said. “My customers have become my friends. That’s what I get out of it.” Waddle promotes the

arts by using “The Duck” as a venue for art, music, poetry and literary events. This includes a Poetry Ruckus the second Wednesday of the month featuring a special guest. Waddle also hosts the Second Sunday Flea Market at the Duck in his parking lot to revive the old Leucadia Flea Market of 1970s. Ducky Waddle’s Emporium is located at 414 N. Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia just south of Lou’s Records. It is easily recognized by a metal sculpture of a duck on the roof. For more information, visit www. duckywaddles.com or call (760) 632-0488.

down, savor the goodness and the care that goes into what’s on the plate in front of me. As opposed to going at it caveman style in a wild feeding frenzy, which is really not appropriate for this kind of place anyway. I’m just going to throw a few of the entrée’s that were shared at my table and ranged in price from $24 to $34. From the dayboat scallops and Maine lobster to the hickory roasted ribeye cap steak to the Tandoori spiced game hen two ways, we were all thrilled with our selections. The sommelier was incredibly helpful in pairing several Pinot Noirs that were outstanding and a great French Chablis that went

well with both red meat and seafood. There were many choices for dessert and even though their signature Market bars were not on the menu that evening the kitchen gladly accommodated our request. Dining at Market is an experience worth experiencing, be it for a special occasion or if you have the wherewithal as a regular stop of your restaurant circuit. Located at 3702 Via de la Valle in Del Mar. Hours and menu can be found at www.marketdelmar.com. 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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YMCA as a child, Marshall understands the needs of the Y and gives not only much needed funds but his time, talent and treasures,” said Michael Brunker, executive director, Jackie Robinson YMCA. “Marshall was an important

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STORAGE LOCKER BOX Gold metal latch, white swan design, 16” W X 16” long X 10” tall, $14. (760) 599-9141

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MEN’S LEVI LEISURE JACKET Medium size, light blue, from the 1960’s, $25, like new. (760) 729-6044

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BURMESE JADE PENDANT Heavily carved on both sides; multi-colored; 2-1/2”L x 1-1/2”W $40 (760)599-7219

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FUEL INJECTOR PUMPS Two new Ron’s Racing Fuel Injector Pumps 31/2 GPM and 2-1/2 GPM; $150 each. (760)599-7219

PRO FOOT MASSAGER 2-speed, heavy metal frame with rubber pad platform, A-1 condition, $150. 1-517648-1220

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PARSONS CHAIRS Elegant design of navy blue, gray & off-white Parsons chairs, 3 mo. old, immaculate, both for $110. Original cost $258. (760) 634-1567

GARDENING ITEMS Terra cotta, ceramic and landscaper pots. 7-5-1 gallon containers, 10-8-6-4 inch pots and saucers. Plants, some gardening decorations and supplies $100 obo (760) 944-6460

RAYBAN SUNGLASSES With case, Centennial red, white & blue style, Vagabond, excellent condition, collectible, $50. (760) 944-6460

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GOLF PULL CART with associated club set, $30. (760) 632-1824

PULSE JET ENGINE 100 lb. thrust. SS tig-welded; 64” long, 6” OD tailpipe. 760.599.7219

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

22”X20” JADE CARVING Large Soochow jade carving, 22” x 20”. (760)599-7219. (760) 599-7219

HOOVER STEAM VAC Sears price, $239, my price, $129. Never used, still in box. (760) 729-6044.


Per Zone 1-2 wks 3 wks Display PCI



6 wks 12 wks 26 wks 52 wks $32




CLASSIFIED LINE ADS: $3.00/word, 15 word min. Contract rates available for 4+ insertions. Private party items under $150 & Automotive Ads FREE. ALL OTHER ADS* MUST BE PREPAYED NO REFUND FOR EARLY CANCELLATION *Any ads other than private party individuals selling personal items and automtive ads.

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KING SIZE BED Dark cherry wood, mattresses are in good condition, $150. (858) 759-2554.

WOMAN’S PURSE Dooney & Burke Taupe with tan trim. Use with or without shoulder strap, with signature tab, nice condition, $100. (760) 944-6460. WORLD MAPS Carton full of miscellaneous foldout world maps of miscellaneous countries. Take all, $15. (760) 845-3024

Sporting Goods 2 TENNIS RACQUETS Ladies Bancroft “Quart King”, Men’s Balding Ace Long “28-5” excellent condition, $15 each. (760) 599-9141 BICYCLE Vertical DK7, dual rebound front forks, 2 times aluminum suspension in the back, under-pull breaks, 21 speed, great shape, $100. (760) 942-7430 BIKE TREE/RACK HOLDS TWO (2) BICYCLES, ARMS ROTATE, NO TOOLS REQUIRED, OVERALL HEIGHT 84 INCHES, RACK METAL, PERFECT CONDITION! $50 (760) 944-6460 CARD TABLE 48” diam, portable, octagonal, chip pockets, cup holders, felt surface w/ cover $85. (760) 4369933 or (619) 756-5874. GOLF PULL CART black portable with chair, extra pockets, holds complete set, $45. Also, golf balls, name brand, top condition, no water balls, 20 cents each for the first 50, 51 plus, 15 cents each. (760) 436-9933. SNOWBOARDS Two snow boards w/ boots 100.00 each (760)685-8222 TENNIS RACKET Head Metallix 10 powerful, excellent condition, $40. (760) 632-2487


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LOST BLACK & WHITE MALE DOG SHIH TZU in the vicinity of Lago Linden, Encinitas (858) 756-0569


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FREE PLANTS Red apple ground cover, climbing pink geraniums, aloe. (760) 643-1945

GARAGE SALE Sat., Oct. 9th, 7:30 a.m., 578 Forrest Bluff, Encinitas.


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TWO GIRL SPRING WETSUITS size 10 & 12, perfect shape, $30 each or two for $50. (760) 942-7430

DIABETIC TEST STRIPS WANTED Any Type, Any Brand. Will pay up to $10 a box. Call Ronda at (760) 5937033.

Items Wanted JACK DANIELS Collector looking for old jd or lem motlow bottles and advertising items. Up to $149 each (760) 630-2480 WANTED Wanted Used Saxophones, flutes, clairnets, any condition, will pay cash. 760-346-9931 (760) 7050215.

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SENIOR Lake San Marcos Chateau, $1850, 1 bd/1 ba spectacular garden condo, 4 main meals, maid service, 24-7 security, medical and more, (858) 688-1787.


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Condo/Townhouse WATER FRONT HOME W/ 2br 2ba on carlsbad’s boat & ski playground. Suitable for everyday living or vacation home. Lagoon & canal views, beautiful upgrades, tandem 2 car garage + 2 driveway spaces. More info @ oldecarlsbadrealty.com or call (760) 720-4488

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OCEAN VIEW HOME ON 0.71 ACRES Single story, move-in ready, with room to expand up & out. Entire lot is usable, easy to access & “splitable” for development. Bike to the beach or The Village. OldeCarlsbadRealty.com $939K Lic 0130279 (760) 720-4488

1998 HONDA CIVIC 2-door, 5-speed, runs & drives great, licensed until 2011, $2,500 (760) 224-2020

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1985 NISSAN 300 zx 2dr 5 spd, t-tops, new clutch, brakes, engine rebuilt. this classic will sell fast. $2995.00. Call Ted (760) 805-9247 GREAT TRANSPOR TATION 1988 ford taurus 92 k great shape no dents grandad car.smogged reg till march 2011 steven 760-458-6051 $850 (760) 458-6051

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MERCEDES CLASSIC! 1978 280E Mercedes. Exterior Excellent condition, pale yellow. Interior original leather, driver’s seat rip in seam, otherwise all others perfect. Tires & brakes good! Runs, but needs some work on radiator. $1999. OBO (760) 468-1830




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



OCT. 8, 2010

SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

MONTY by Jim Meddick

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Pay heed to any hunches you get concerning financial matters. It is quite likely that you’ll be blessed with a sixth sense that can serve you well when it comes to buying or selling. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Concentrate on your mental attributes and leave the muscle work for another day. It’s likely to be the projects that permit you to utilize your artistic imagination that will turn out to be rewarding. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Often, you’ve got to prime the pump in order to generate the flow you’re looking for. To stimulate a commercial arrangement, a bit of seed money may be required. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Make sure you have the right associates you need in order to achieve success. If you attempt something with people whose skills are in harmony with your interests, mutual benefits can ensue. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) As long as you don’t prematurely broadcast your intentions to the wrong people, an ambition that you’ve been nurturing for a long time has excellent chances of being fulfilled.


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Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another. TODAY'S CLUE:

D equals V

ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson


COW & BOY by Mark Leiknes

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Some hopeful conditions will soon replace those nasty influences that have caused much anxiety and concern lately. Envision positive result so these favorable happenings can occur. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - It would be best if you could conduct your affairs in a controlled, expected fashion. Specify what objectives you need to achieve and then move forward as you always have. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Events are likely to provide the catalyst for strengthening a relationship that you already treasure. It will warm your cockles in the process. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Someone who has access to some inside information is likely to pass it on to you, because s/he knows it could be valuable. Protect this source so that it will remain open. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Employing diplomacy and tact will have a greater impact than playing it tough. Keep this in mind if you are negotiating a delicate matter. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Yield to any urges you get to serve your fellow man. Tremendous feelings of gratification will come from any situation in which you are working for a noble cause. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) When promoting something special, try to do it with as much flair as you can manage, as much mustard as you can muster. Employing a bit of the ol’ razzle-dazzle will draw attention away from your competitor.







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PREVIOUS SOLUTION: “Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.” - Dirk Benedict

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Original owner says bring all offers! Meticulously maintained Covenant estate on the horse trails. 6 bedroom suites with the master on the main level, mahogany-paneled library, 6 fireplaces, guesthouse & outdoor entertaining on 2.95 manicured acres.

Motivated seller looking for an offer on this beautiful 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath home! Remodeled kitchen and baths, marble floors & spacious rooms with a fantastic floor plan on 2.24 acres with incredible panoramic views! Call today and come see for yourself!



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Unbelievable price for one of Del Mar Country Club's finest homes! Impeccably maintained with 4 bedroom suites PLUS a bonus room, travertine floors, gourmet kitchen, 4-car garage plus a golf cart garage. Superior quality with spacious rooms & lots of volume.

Del Mar Country Club beauty with golf course views! 5 bedroom suites, gorgeous office, gourmet kitchen opening to the spacious family room, outdoor entertaining with pool & spa overlooking the 4th hole. Call today for your private showing!

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