The Rancho Santa Fe News, Sept. 7, 2012

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VOL. 8, NO 14

SEPT . 7, 2012

Committee looks to bring Ranch into spotlight


Editor’s note: This is the second in a recurring series highlighting the various Rancho Santa Fe Association committees that help run the community. This week we will look at the Marketing Committee. By Patty McCormac


12-year-old Ryan Kiernan helps take his team to the national baseball championships A5 this summer.



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WATER FOR SOUTH SUDAN Villagers in South Sudan send thanks to the Rancho Santa Fe Rotarian Club, following the completion of a water well. The villagers inscribed the Rotarian Club’s name on the well. The Club is part of a project that helps provide safe drinking water for people in South Sudan, one of the driest locations on earth. The project has seen 137 wells drilled, serving over 400,000 villagers and has probably saved the lives of 9,000 children who otherwise would have died from waterborne diseases. Courtesy photo

Polo grounds raise more than a good time By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Polo has a reputation as a snooty sport. All that many people know about polo is that it is played by royalty and they remember the scene in the movie “Pretty Woman,” where the beautiful people dress to the nines and sip champagne while replacing divots the horses have kicked up on the field. That is our biggest misconception,said Steve Lewandowski, a former player who is now the longtime announcer at the polo grounds in Rancho Santa Fe. Yes, people do sip champagne while replacing divots, but that is where the similarities end. “How snooty can a sport be when half the athletes wear no clothing and poop right in front of you?” he laughs. Lindsey Chronert, creative director of the San Diego Club that is based in Rancho Santa Fe, agreed there are a lot of misconceptions about the sport and the people involved. The game of polo has a repuation for being a ‘snooty’ sport, but many say that it isn’t so. The San Diego “Our members are just Polo Club, which hosts matches every Sunday through September also helps to raise funds for those in

RANCHO SANTA FE — Rochelle Putnam said she has a friend who moved from Texas to Rancho Santa Fe. “She said she really loves living here, but she said finding out what there is to do here is like a treasure hunt.” That is the reason for the new Marketing Committee, which has two basic focuses. “We would like for people who don’t live here to wish they did and the people who live here to recognize what a truly special place this is,” said Putnam, president of the committee. The committee’s first task is updating the Covenant’s website to make it more user-friendly, easier to navigate and make it a place where residents can go for firsthand information about everything to do with the community. New photos will be added to make it more visually appealing and the search engine will be optimized. “We are looking to promote the golf club, the garden club, the riding club, the tennis club. People have realized this is all one community and there are a lot great things people can participate in,” she said. “We’ve got Rancho Days coming up. That would be a great place to promote that,” she said. The new website will be able to direct a person to a business in the Village or help make dinner reservations. And the website should be easy for staff to use as well to update information

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List provides tips for evacuation in case of fire By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — It has been nearly five years since the Witch Creek Fire swept through the area, killing two people, destroying more than 1,000 homes and burning more than 200,000 acres. Those who lived through the fire all have a story to tell and they learned a few things. Rochelle Putnam, a Rancho Santa Fe Association Director, evacuated her horses from the blaze and as a result made an evacuation list to make it easier next time. Because fire season is here, she decided to share it with other horse owners. “We evacuated six horses, two at a time. The fairground was full and we didn’t want to get on the free-

way with the horse trailer in 90 degree weather with traffic rumored to be really bad to go to Camp Pendleton or The Oaks,” she said. “We started out at Torrey Pines State Beach, figuring the fire wouldn’t go that far, but they closed the gates and we had to move to an empty lot near UTC on Towne Center Drive and we spent the night there with the horses tied to the trailer.” Late on day two, stalls opened up at the fairgrounds and they were able to move their horses there. She said if her memory serves, they were evacuated on Monday and returned to their home on Thursday. Looking back, she said TURN TO EVACUATIONS ON A14

Fire Season tips for Horse Owners In advance: Know how to open your garage door and if applicable, your gate, without power. If you have a truck and trailer, make sure that your gas tank is full. If there are fires burning or a Santa Ana, consider hooking up your trailer to be ready. If you don't own a truck and trailer, coordinate with someone who does, and have a plan in advance to work together to get your horse(s) to safety. Look at the following information, and fill an old gym bag or two in your garage (or keep it in your horse trailer if you have one) that's ready to go with the items listed.

Prepare Horse information sheet(s): Have a sheet ready to tape or staple on a door or stall for your horse(s) which includes: your horse's name, description including color and height and any markings (a photo cut and pasted onto the document is ideal), and key contact information (cell phones, veterinarian), and feeding/medication info. It's easy to buy large 5 gallon containers of water at the grocery store (like Ralphs) to keep on hand in case you end up somewhere without easy access to water for your horses. Keep them in or near your trailer. A horse drinks 6 to 8 gallons a day, more when it's hot.

Things you should own:

Lead ropes, extra halters, lunge line Broom, shovel, rake Insect spray Saddles, pads, girths, bridles Supplements, medications, electrolytes if applicable

Vehicle items Cell phones, chargers Blankets, pillows, camp chairs Flashlight Duct tape lantern or REI type headlamp

Safety & cleaning items to consider First aid kit roll of toilet paper handi-wipes and/or Purell REI has a mini-survival kit that contains items such as: lens magnifier, signal mirror, firestarter and tinder, whistle, compass, fishing kit, nylon thread and needle, scalpel blade, duct tape, aluminum foil, nylon cord, wire, safety pins, pencil and note paper water purification tablets waterproof matches Microlink emergency radio, solar and self-powered, includes USB phone charger Handiwipes & toilet paper 2 Flashlights (small and large) extra batteries heavy gloves indelible markers face masks maps of So. Cal. Purell batteries pez headlamp

A car charger for your cell phone and iPad/laptop. You'll want Internet access wherever you end up but you may not have power. Handling horses safely requires that you wear boots or sturdy shoes and gloves. You can access the American Red Cross's website for more information and ideas, but at a minimum, you should have:

Food ideas:

toothbrushes and toothpaste a change of clothes, socks, underwear antiperspirant sunscreen, chapstick, eye drops (it's hot and dry during fire season) contact lenses, glasses, prescriptions hiking shoes or boots jacket

For dogs and cats:

American Quarter Horse Association is celebrating the 10th year of the Adequan Select World. Adequan Select World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors, ages 50 and over, around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. The 1,273 entries at this year’s event, representing competitors from 40 of the United States, Argentina, Canada and Sweden, are competing for 43 world championships. Courtesy photo

RSF rider captures world championship Linda O’Brien of Rancho Santa Fe captured the world championship title in western riding at the 2012 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show on Aug. 30 in Amarillo, Texas. O’Brien showed the American Quarter Horse, Corporate Credit, who is a 1997 sorrel gelding owned by Kathy Dunn of Woodinville, Wash. Corporate Credit, sired by Investment Creditor and out of Zippos Dusty Ann, was bred by Dan and Carol McWhirter of Doniphan, Neb. In the western riding class, 46 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $9,200.

O’Brien and Corporate Credit received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, product from Tex Tan or WeatherBeeta, neck wreath, a medallion and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed. AQHA is celebrating the 10th year of the Adequan Select World. Adequan Select World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors, ages 50 and over, around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes

representing halter, English 24 to Sept.1 in Amarillo at the Tri-State Fairgrounds. and western disciplines. The 1,273 entries at this year’s event, representing competitors from 40 of the United States, Argentina, Canada and Sweden, are competing for 43 world championships. The show was held Aug.


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Del Mar Fairgrounds: (858) 794-1171, Switchboard (858) 755-1161 Information sheet for your horse Del Mar Horsepark: (858) 794(see above) 1171 Buckets for Hay & Water, muck San Diego Polo Fields: (858) bucket 481-9217 Hay, Water Rancho Riding Club evacuation Knife/multipurpose tool hotline: (858) 756-2923 Horse First aid kit Your veterinarian's number

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Welfare queens and robber barons By Cokie Roberts & Steven V. Roberts

RANCH HISTORY Starting to take shape The new community of Rancho Santa Fe was taking shape. The Santa Fe Land Company carefully documented its progress and began an aggresive sales campaign. It targeted the East Coast and upper Midwest, yet most of the first purchases came from Los Angeles and Chicago. Brochures boasted of thousands of thriving trees and avocados, lemons, Valencia oranges, apricots, grapes, and walnuts, all well adapted to the fertile soil of the ranch. Left: The Joers-Ketchum Building. One of the first commercial buildings hosted a tearoom and studio on the northwest corner of Paseo Delicias and La Granada (Pomegranate). The JoersKetchum Building, named for successional owners, was the first two-story building in the village. The owners chose not to join the Rancho Santa Fe Protective Covenant, although today this building is one of the most intact Lilian Rice buildings. Photos courtesy of Arcadia Publishing, taken from “Rancho Santa Fe,” $21.99. Autographed copies of the book are available at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, 6036 La Flecha. Call (858) 7569291 or email for more information. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or at arcadia publishing. com.


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Contact the Editor TONY CAGALA

Two buzzwords are dominating the presidential campaign: middle class. In speeches, ads and interviews, both parties are saying virtually the same thing to this key audience: We’re your friends, and the other guys are not. The tagline for a commercial sponsored by a pro-Obama group could have been scripted by either party: “If they win, the middle class loses.” Democrats demonize Mitt Romney as an economic elitist, a man born to wealth and privilege who doesn’t pay taxes, likes to fire people and wants, in Vice President Joe Biden’s unfortunate phrase, “to put y’all back in chains.” Republicans depict Obama as a cultural elitist, the son of a foreigner (from Kenya) who spent his childhood in a foreign country (Indonesia), a closet socialist from Sin City (Chicago) who should, as former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu put it, “learn how to be an American.” The stereotypes might be very different, but the message to the middle class is identical: The other guy is different from you. He doesn’t share your values and experiences. He doesn’t understand you. So who has the edge? If you look at economics, the trend line favors Republicans, simply because they are not in power. A recent study by the Pew Research Center called the last 10 years “a lost decade for economic well-being” for the middle class. Median household income has fallen 5 percent, to about $69,500 a year. Family wealth has plunged even more sharply, by 28 percent. The one question Democrats desperately don’t want middle-class voters to ask is: Are you better off than you were 10 — or four — years ago? It’s not surprising that in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll, voters favor Romney over Obama by 50 percent to 43 percent when it comes to handling the economy. That’s why the Republicans have focused so intently on the argument that Romney knows how to create jobs and wealth, while the Democrats favor “jobkilling” policies such as extended health-care benefits. But if you view the choice through the lens of personality, not policy, the election looks very different. Asked which candidate favors the middle class, voters pick Obama by almost 2-to-1, 62 percent to 32 percent. The margin finding Obama more friendly and likable is even greater. That’s why the president and his wife, Michelle, continue to tell stories about their humble origins.

We recently finished paying off our student loans, they say. Barack’s mom depended on food stamps and struggled with health insurance bureaucrats. Michelle’s dad needed two canes to reach his job at the Chicago water department. We understand the middle class because we are middle class. The Romneys are not middle class. And they know that’s a problem. That’s why Ann Romney tried so hard at the Republican National Convention here in Tampa to connect with ordinary folks, talking about the tuna and pasta she and Mitt ate as young marrieds and the ironing board they used for a kitchen table in their first basement apartment. The campaign seems to get nastier by the day for two reasons. Polls show a dead heat, and the race is likely to stay extremely close. Moreover, both candidates are so deeply flawed that the only way either can win is to disqualify, even destroy, his opponent. To do that, Republicans have focused recently on the issue of welfare. The president, they claim, is trying to “gut” the work requirements in “welfare reform” by allowing states to apply for waivers to innovate their own rules. Anyone who covered Ronald Reagan’s campaign of 1980, as we did, immediately recognizes this strategy: Brand the Democrats as the party of “welfare queens” who take hard-earned, middle-class taxpayer dollars to subsidize the undeserving poor. There is clearly a racial element to this approach as well. “Welfare queens” are not white. And white voters favor Romney by 18 points. If Republicans are playing the race card, Democrats are playing the class card. If Obama is portrayed as the candidate of greedy “welfare queens,” Romney is stereotyped as the favorite of heartless “robber barons.” In one particularly unfair ad, a group supporting the president strongly implied that Romney’s company was responsible for the death of a steelworker’s wife after he was laid off and she lost her health insurance. So do you vote for the guy who understands the economy? Or the guy who understands you? The pal of the “welfare queens” or the “robber barons”? Those are the questions facing the middle class as the campaign enters the home stretch.

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Baseball player helps national team make it to the title game By Jared Whitlock

RANCHO SANTA FE — 12-year-old Ryan Kiernan may not be as tall as most players his age on the baseball field. But what he lacks he in size, he more than makes up for with his knowledge of the game and sheer athleticism. Kiernan has been known to make highlight reel-worthy catches for Team Phenom, a club made up of elite youth baseball players from around the nation. After a long season, Team Phenom recently played in a four-day tournament in Memphis, Tenn. designed to crown the best club from eight different youth baseball leagues. Kiernan’s team made it all the way to the National Youth Baseball Championship title game. Though they were defeated 8-6, Kiernan said he walked off the field feeling proud. “There were so many good teams and players,� Kiernan said.“We didn’t win it all, but it was great to go so far. We did a good job.� In the title game, Team Phenom faced the Houston Banditos, a team with a handful of players over six feet tall. Measuring under five feet and poised for a growth spurt, Kiernan said the height difference didn’t intimidate him. “I look kind of small batting,� Kiernan said. “It’s not a big deal after a while. You just play.� His favorite aspect of the tournament? Kiernan liked competing against teams from around the U.S. “You can see how different teams play,� Kiernan said. “Some have different strategies and ways of doing things.� On the journey to the title game, Kiernan developed a reputation for making big plays. For example, against the Southern California Outlaws, one of the nation’s best youth teams, Kiernan caught a bomb hit to left-center field in the ninth inning. The catch saved the game. Before the season began, Kiernan caught the eye of Team Phenom coach and manager Joe Keller, who culls the best players from throughout the nation for his club. Keller said Kiernan’s athletic prowess is impressive, but even more noteworthy is his eagerness to learn. “He’s a coach’s dream,� Keller said. “His defense is flawless, he’s well-mannered and he has the desire to get better,something important at this

Ryan Kiernan, 12, holds a trophy in Cooperstown, N.Y. Kiernan is part of Team Phenom, a national youth baseball team that competed in the National Youth Baseball Championship in Memphis, Tenn. Photo courtesy of Sean Kiernan

age.� “He always gives 100 percent in practice and games,� Keller added. Sean Kiernan said traveling with his son and the rest of his family to various baseball tournaments gave him a greater appreciation for the sport. Most memorable, in his mind, was a tournament at Cooperstown, N.Y., home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. “I grew up more of a football guy,� Sean said. “I became a baseball convert watching Ryan at places like Cooperstown. It made me realize how much history the sport has.�

Sean called the atmosphere of Cooperstown “magical.� “You have teams that lose every game, but all the players still have a big grin because they got to play at such a cool place, the center of baseball,� he said. He can’t wait to watch his son get better at baseball. But when all is said and done, Sean said he’s most proud of his son’s accomplishments off the field at R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe. “Ryan has a 4.0 gradepoint average,�he said.“He has a bright future ahead of him whatever he does.�

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Manager brings new excitement to club By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — It has been only a few months since Al Castro took over as general manager of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and there is already a lot of positive buzz about the changes at the club, like “Yappy Hour.� No, that is not a typo. It’s a new event where customers and their dogs can get together for an evening of fun. “Doggie parents can bring their dogs and socialize with other doggie parents. The dogs can play with each other and the doggie parents can have cocktails,� Castro said. “Kids can bring their pets and have some fun with other families with pets,� he said. The first Yappy Hour is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13. They will occur every month or so. “The next one will have an Oktoberfest theme named ‘Brews and Dogs’ on Oct. 11. And Castro says he may not be able to resist having a “Howloween� event for the dog families of the Covenant. Castro did not forget the two-legged members of the club. They get their own “Happy Hour,� mid-week. “We are having happy hour on Wednesday nights.We have food and drink specials from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday,� he said. Things are changing in the kitchen as well. “The menu changes

New Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club General Manager Al Castro is bringing exciting changes to the club. File Photo

every single day and always includes fresh fish and exciting specials,� he said. Hours for dinner service have been expanded to

tree lighting tradition at the club and other holiday themed dances and events. Coming up is the annual wine festival on Oct. 13.

It’s exciting, there is so much potential here.� Al Castro General Manager,Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

include Tuesdays and Saturdays and the club is now open for breakfast on Saturday mornings. “We are on the on verge of getting a new executive chef at the club,� he said. “Customers have told me it’s nice to see some energy and some excitement and innovation coming to the club,� he said. Castro said he is looking to maybe begin a Christmas

“We will have 35 vendors and some great wine,� he said. Castro came to Rancho Santa Fe from Indian Wells where he was the assistant general manager at The Vintage. He is a certified club manager and a Level II certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. “It’s exciting, there is so much potential here. We’re moving right along and making some good progress.�


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Tours offer insight into immigrant life in New York E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road It’s a sultry Tuesday afternoon in July on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and I try to squeeze into a spot of sidewalk shade to escape the sun. I’m awaiting a tour of 97 Orchard St., a former immigrant apartment that is now the Tenement Museum. As hot as I am, I can’t help thinking about the immigrants of yesteryear who had no hope, as I do, of eventually cooling off somewhere with air-conditioning. The lives of the 7,000 immigrants who populated this building begin to materialize more sharply as our “Hard Times” tour gets under way. Built in 1863, the build-

ing was shuttered in 1935 when bringing it to code was judged too expensive. It received new life in 1988 after two New York City women purchased it and worked hard to recreate the immigrant experience in the Tenement Museum, which opened in 1992. The five-story building once contained 22 apartments, each 325 square feet — about the size of a subway car. Each unit often was inhabited by 10 to 12 people because renters would accept boarders to help make ends meet. The boarders, often factory shift workers, also slept in shifts. Today, the museum features six renovated apartments that reflect the lives of the families who lived there. I learned of this jewel-ofa-museum after lamenting to a New York friend that I’d not have time to visit Ellis Island during my planned three-day

Frank Tamburello, a volunteer guide/educator at the Tenement Museum on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, tells visitors he feels an affinity for the immigrants who lived in this neighborhood because he grew up nearby. Photo by E’Louise Ondash

stay in New York City. A devotee of history, he suggested this as an equal substitute and he was right. “The Tenement Museum gives us an opportunity to look at how life was actually lived for an average person in New York City in a time when the majority of immigrants came to this country,” explains educator Emily Gallegher. “(The museum) goes beyond Ellis Island. We can imagine the difficulties of the journey to the United States, but it’s not just the journey that makes immigration a risky venture. There’s also adjusting to culture and surviving. The museum gives us the opportunity to hear stories of those who pulled it off, and we can see the physical space in which they lived. We can see the differences and commonality and appreciate what all immigrants go

Josephine Baldizzi and her brother, Johnny, stand on the roof of 97 Orchard St., where her Italian immigrant family lived during the Great Depression. Visitors to her former home, now the Tenement Museum, can hear an audio recording of Josephine’s memories. Josephine’s father came to this country from Palermo as a stowaway, and her mother entered a year later with “doctored papers.” Photo courtesy of the Tenement Museum

through.” The former inhabitants of 97 Orchard St. reflect the various waves of immigrants who arrived between 1840 and the 1930s — the Germans and Irish, the Chinese, the Eastern Europeans and Russians, the Italians. Our guide, Frank Tamburello, who grew up nearby, escorts us to two apartments on the second floor. The first recalls the life of the Gumpertz family, German-Jews who came to the United States only to face a tough economic downturn — the Panic of 1873. This worldwide financial crisis, prompted by the fall in the demand for silver, lasted six years. It was during this time, Mr. Gumpertz disappeared, leaving his wife, Natalie, and daughters to survive on their own. His disappearance was never explained and theories range from murder to desertion to seeking fortune in California. According to Tamburello, desertion was not an altogether unusual occurrence during this period of history. The second apartment fast forwards us to the 1930s and the Baldizzi family. The father, Adolfo, came to this country from Palermo as a stowaway in 1923. The following year, Rosario arrived via “doctored papers” and married Adolfo at the age of 16. We stand in the Baldizzis’ rudimentary kitchen, reproduced so authentically that I find myself silently giving thanks for microwaves, refrigerators, Ziploc bags and oh, yes — air conditioning. We listen to a recording by daughter, Josephine, who recalls life at 97 Orchard St. — listening to the omnipresent radio; bathing

The radio (upper left) was always on, recalls Josephine Baldizzi, who once lived in the apartment at 97 Orchard St., now the Tenement Museum. She also remembers taking “tepid baths” in the kitchen sink. Photo by Keiko Niwa

in tepid water in the kitchen sink; enjoying the freedom to roam the neighborhood. Earlier in the day, I had taken the one-hour “Outside the Home” walking tour. Guide Kathryn Lloyd introduced us to the neighborhood’s historic streets and buildings, and the biggerthan-life residents who built and inhabited them. We paused in front of the former German saloon; the Buddhist temple; Jarmulowsky Bank; St. Teresa’s Church, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Straus Square; Seward Park; Loew’s

Canal Movie Theater; and P.S. 42, the neighborhood public school that still educates children of immigrants. In 2011, the Tenement Museum had 180,000 visitors. The new visitor’s center, a short half-block away, offers a wonderful selection of books, gifts, postcards, cold drinks and classroom space. Visit

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A German-Jewish family named Gumpertz lived in this parlor at 97 Orchard St. on Manhattan’s Lower East Side during the mid-1800s. The family left Europe only to face the severe economic downturn caused by the Panic of 1873. Mr. Gumpertz deserted the family, leaving his wife to take in laundry to survive. Photo courtesy of the Tenement Museum

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Visitors to the Tenement Museum, a restored apartment building on Manhattan’s Lower East side, examine some of the original murals in the hallway. The building, constructed in 1863, was home to more than 7,000 immigrants from Western and Eastern Europe. Photo Ccourtesy of the Tenement Museum

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A tour guide outside 97 Orchard St., tells visitors about life in New York’ City’s Lower East Side from the mid-1800s to 1935, years that witnessed large waves of immigrants from Western and Eastern Europe and China. The building is now the Tenement Museum, visited by 180,000 people a year. Photo courtesy of the Tenement Museum

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Find your black tie for upcoming gala RANCHO SANTA FE — Tickets are now available for Casa de Amparo’s 14th annual Crystal Ball gala set to begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The black-tie event is a major fund-raiser for Casa de Amparo’s programs and services supporting children and families affected by and at risk of abuse or neglect. Tickets prices begin at $300 per person. VIP tables and underwriting opportunities are also available. Tickets are available now at Tickets may also be order by phone at (760) 754-5500 or e-mail “Our theme this year is ‘Celebration,’” said Sharon Stein, gala chairwoman. “We are celebrating the opening of our new Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos where children removed from the home due to abuse or neglect are enjoying their cozy new homes and expansive outdoor space. We’re also celebrating Casa de Amparo being named the San Diego Chargers Courage House.” “Twenty-five supporters have been working on the Crystal Ball Gala volunteer

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Fashion forward for Country Friends RANCHO SANTA FE — Tickets are now available online for The Country Friends’ 57th annual Art of Fashion Runway Show, the primary fundraiser for the non-profit volunteer organization that has funded human care agencies throughout San Diego County since 1954. Set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in partnership with South Coast Plaza, all event proceeds benefit more than 20 designated charities throughout San Diego County. This year’s event pays tribute to Connie McNally and Jean S. Newman, two dedicated members of The Country Friends. McNally has headed up volunteer efforts, served on the board of The Country Friends, and is a past Art of Fashion event chair. Newman is a past president of The Country Friends and longtime manager at the organization’s Consignment Shop in Rancho Santa Fe.

The 57th annual Art of Fashion schedule of events will include: — 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Boutique shopping from South Coast Plaza Retailers. — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Luncheon on the Lawn prepared by Executive Chef Todd Allison. — 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Runway Show begins. — 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Apres Affaire wine tasting hosted by Falkner Winery, Lemon Twist and Allure Chocolates. The Runway Show will feature the fall/winter collections of Brunello Cucinelli, Canali, Donna Karan, Escada, Emilio Pucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, MaxMara, Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace. Throughout the day, the boutiques of South Coast Plaza will offer the latest trends in clothing, handbags, jewelry, eyewear and other accessories. The 2012 Honorary Committee includes Joy J.

Bancroft, Paula Marie Black, Gary and Maggie Bobileff, Bokal & Sneed Architects, Jenny Craig, Les and Deb Cross, Kathy Davidson, Barbara Enberg, Dana Falk, Alexis Fowler, Cathy Geier, Laurie Joseph, the Kerr Family Foundation, Bess Lambron, Kurt and Jenny Listug, Jeanne Lucia, Tina Rappaport, Helen Lacey Reed, Karen Tanz, The John M. and Sally B. Thornton Foundation, Andrea Naverson Wait and Dwight Wait, the Warren Family Foundation, The Zable Family and May Zawaideh. Valet parking will be available at the event entrance. Parking and shuttle service also provided at the Village Community Presbyterian Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias and First Church of Christ Scientist, 6165 La Flecha. Tickets begin at $225 for the fashion show and lunch, or $125 for the fashion show only. Guests can purchase tickets online at or by calling (858) 756-1192, ext. 4. The Country Friends, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, was formed in 1954 to fulfill a need to “help others to help themselves.” The Country Friends supports and raises funds for more than 20 designated charities throughout San Diego County primarily through proceeds from its consignment shop in Rancho Santa Fe, specializing in furniture, antiques, rugs, silver, china and objects d’art.



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Plenty to like about the new Encinitas Pizza Company

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DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate It’s always good to have an old-school Italian American pizza and pasta joint in the mix of any restaurant scene and for years, Giovanni’s in downtown Encinitas was that spot. My only problem with Giovanni’s was that the interior was not that inviting of a space to enjoy a meal. I still enjoyed it enough for regular carry out, especially the veal parmesan sub. Recently Giovanni’s was replaced by the Encinitas Pizza Company, which has completely transformed the space and given it a new energy that really makes it an inviting place to enjoy a meal. I had a conversation with co-owner Phil Drew recently about his background and the process of opening the restaurant. Phil’s partners in the venture are Joe Reese and Aaron Srybnik. Lick the Plate: You have an interesting background running some of the most successful nightclubs in San Diego, how long did you do that and what was that experience like? Phil Drew: What a ride it has been. I started in the Gaslamp district in 1993 and opened E-Street Alley. From there went on to On Broadway event center. Between the two 16 years passed and I gained invaluable experience and formed great relationships. LTP: While there are operational similarities between running a nightclub and a small restaurant in Encinitas, they are two different worlds. What brought on the decision to make the move? PD: Between the two, there is a lot in common. Service and quality are what it’s all about. If you are catering to 1,800 people or eight, everyone still has to have a good time and have the best experience possible. After being in that environment for so long I decided I wanted to focus on starting a family and a better quality of life, so there was no better place than Encinitas. Being able to provide great food for a community as special as Encinitas is a dream come true. I have been here for 17 years and am really excited to be a part of the community. LTP: Having been in the business, you obviously weigh all the risks and potential of a new venture. What potential did you see in the old Giovanni’s space you took over and tell me what you brought to it to make it stand out in a crowded Encinitas dining

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Co-owners Phil Drew and Joe Reese with a killer Encinitas Pizza Company Pie. Photo by David Boylan

scene PD: Giovanni’s was a landmark in Encinitas for years — the stories of good times are endless. So we figured we could carry on the traditions while updating some things. We needed a fresh start so the name Encinitas Pizza Company was born. The scene is changing rapidly in Encinitas. We want to stick to the root of what is Encinitas and be a very homey and comfortable neighborhood fixture. We welcome kids to grandparents alike, the atmosphere is very cool and comfortable for all ages. So I feel as though just being comfortable and unique at the same time will set us apart. Also we are the only restaurant that sells exclusive Boars Head products. LTP: Speaking of the space itself, while Giovanni’s had a certain charm, I found the interior to be less than desirable to hang out in. You put some serious work into making it much more appealing, what was that process like? PD: Everyone has seen the show “Restaurant Impossible” — imagine that times 10. We did all the renovations ourselves and used exclusively local merchants

and products to do it. Our interior utilizes a lot of reclaimed woods that we collected from a local nursery. We also incorporated a great sound system and big screen TVs to watch surf movies and NFL games. We would just like to thank the community of Encinitas for welcoming us the way that it has. People like Mr. Shaw our landlord for believing in us, all the guys over at Ace, everyone at DEMA, the crew at Moonlight Screen Printing, Chris with The Coast news, the city of Encinitas, Mike at Anderson Stationary, Encinitas Glass — everyone has been great to us. LTP: Tell me about the menu. I’d describe it as somewhat traditional Italian American with some twists like the meatball sliders. Who is behind the menu and what are the influences? PD: Joe Resses is behind the menu. Comfort food is his passion, and making you feel at home is his goal. Traditional East Coast Italian food that Joe grew up with is what we are offering. We wanted to keep a lot of the old stuff from the Giovanni's days, so TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON A14

A fantastic “Camelot” of wine and a champion unmatched in all the world, California wines are celebrating September as California Wine Month. It’s unmistakable. More than 90 percent of the wine made in the U.S. is made in California. Its diverse and compatible climate allows any wine varietal to be grown in many styles. More than 1,200 producers make wine. The winemakers origins come from around the world. They are creative and open to experimentation to make greater wine quality. In the south, the wine country with the greatest potential is Temecula Valley Wine Country, an assembly of some 35-plus wineries and vineyards. Most of the growth has been in the last decade from dedicated young vintners who are standing tall with increasing quality. Recently, a notable winery that is striving to make progressive changes, Callaway Vineyard and Winery, cut the ribbon on a spacious and attractive twostory Visitors Center with 180-degree views of the valley floor and surrounding mountains. No stranger to Temecula wine lovers, Callaway was founded by Ely Callaway in 1969. He later went on to golf equipment fame. His legacy is carried on today by owner Patricia Linn and current winemaker Craig Larson. One of the most fascinating features I have seen recently in a winery is Callaway’s commitment to wine enomatic stations where guests can purchase a wine debit card and select a wine, push a button for a desired wine amount and price, then place a glass under a spout for a pour, enabling the customer to try before they buy a bottle.

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One of the six stations had an ’09 Mourvedre, a Rhone Valley Red, which I felt, was an excellent version ($28). Contact the winery at (951) 676-4001. Keyways Winery, on the De Portola Trail of Temecula Wine Country, has a new owner. We wish the former owner, Teri Delhamer, all the best. She operated the only all-woman winery in SoCal and left a legacy of 20 lovely wines and a warm European style ambience. This year to date, Keyways has harvested Muscat, Rousanne and Voignier and the grapes are looking good according to tasting room manager Jamey Fidler. The new owners have introduced the Cork Club Room exclusive to wine club

members; and the home on the property is now available as a resort rental that can sleep up to 14 people and has a private pool and hot tub. Details at (951) 302-7888. Peter White brings his jazz guitar magic to Thornton Winery as the Champagne Jazz Series continues there at 5 p.m. Sept. 16. See South Coast Winery Resort & Spa stages their annual Grape Stomp, Wine Blessing and Harvest Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23. An outdoor BBQ, dancing, stomp competition and Italian village music are featured. Cost is $55, or $50 for club members. RSVP at (866) 9946379. TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON A14


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KAY COLVIN A Brush With Art Every other month, artists from the far-flung corners of San Diego County gather in Cardiff-by-the-Sea for an interactive meeting of the creative tribe. The attendees are part of the San Diego Visual Arts Network, or SDVAN, who come together to meet like-minded individuals, reinforce relationships and share current involvements in the arts. Patricia Frischer, cofounder and coordinator of the nonprofit SDVAN, has been a driving force in the San Diego arts community for more than 15 years. Born in Kansas City, Mo., Frischer received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts, before taking a position as gallery director with Archer/JPL Fine Arts in London. She wrote “Artists and the Art of Marketing,” an instructional book concerning the business aspects of art, prior to returning to America as art instructor and gallery director at Humboldt State University. She later returned to the UK as lecturer on the subject of art marketing and held the position of head of the art department at London’s Southbank International School. Frischer flourished for 25 years in the sophisticated London art scene, but upon relocating to Southern California in 1996 with her husband Darwin Slindee, the established artist and artmarketing specialist initially found herself to be an unknown in a somewhat disjointed art market. She recalls, “I discovered a rich but unconnected vein of creativity in the San Diego region. It seemed obvious to me that the community of artists and art professionals would be stronger together than we were separately.” In 2002, Frischer invited a select group of other visual arts leaders to join her in founding SDVAN. The initial objective of the organization was to produce a database of information that would aid

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SEPT. 8 CELTIC FIDDLE Jamie Laval, U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, will present a concert of Instrumental Celtic Music, history and stories at 8 p.m. Sept. 8, the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad. The cost is $25. For tickets, visit or call (877)

collaborations and raise the bar on the discourse about art. Over the past decade, the SDVAN directory has grown to incorporate more than 2,015 regional visual arts resources, including artists, and maintains an extensive events calendar. The website currently receives well over one million hits per year. In addition to providing a resource-rich website, with Frischer’s guidance the organization facilitates countless opportunities for inspiration and collaboration on extensive projects. Each of these multifaceted undertakings is selected on the basis of qualities that assure a successful outcome, which Frischer refers to as “MERC”: Mentorship, Education, Recognition, and Collaboration. Designed to engage many participants, examples of past projects include: “Little and Large” in 2009, which provided 180 artists and jewelers the opportunity to show their work throughout San Diego County; and “Art Meets Fashion” in 2010, which involved more than 60 participants and resulted in 14 exhibitions and two major fashion shows. SDVAN-sponsored San Diego Art Prize, currently in its sixth year, provides its annual winners with cash grants and exhibition opportunities, including a spotlight at the Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair. Teams of artists and scientist are currently involved in the “DNA of Creativity” project. One team is developing a smart-phone application called “San Diego View Art Now” which, with GPS technology, will locate events near the user. Projected for completion in 2013, Frischer expects that the phone app “should grow our network to tourists visiting the city, as well as an even larger local population.” As a 100 percent volunteer organization in which all services are free and financed by donations, Frischer states, “It is vital that every volunteer has a win-win experience with the project. That is why we have no permanent volunteers and no staff.” She continues, “Each project has a start, middle and end and once over, the volunteer is set free. We have repeat volunteers,

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Meet Patricia Frischer at the San Diego Art Prize Booth during the art fair Sept. 6 through Sept.9 at Balboa Park Photo courtesy of Patricia Frischer

but we always have a new stream of eager helpers who are not burnt out trying to reach our goals.” Frischer explains her alternating focus between creating art and supporting the success of other artists. “It takes as much time to market art as it does to create art. Once you realize and accept that, you might as well help other artists as you help yourself. When I see how an artist has raised the bar on the quality of their work because of some inspiration or support I supplied, that is very rewarding.” Frischer reveals her life aspirations, “My goal is not to be the most successful artist in the world, although my art is one of my greatest joys. My goal is to have life full of wonderful experiences and amazing people, and I achieve that by immersing myself in the artistic community.” Having earned the appreciation and gratitude of countless artists for her vast generosity of time, energy and expert guidance, Frischer is a treasure of the San Diego arts community. She urges everyone to contribute to the arts community in any way that brings challenge through creativity into our lives. Learn more about SDVAN at

Kay Colvin is an art consultant and director of the L Street Fine Art Gallery in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. She specializes in promoting emerging and mid-career artists and bringing enrichment programs to elementary schools through The Kid’s College. Contact her at

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Fans of the television show “Dancing with the Stars” can join the fun by learning how to ballroom dance with Liz O’Grady at San Dieguito Adult School starting Monday Sept. 10. The course continues through Oct. 22 and costs $62. The introductory class runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and includes instruction in the foxtrot, waltz and rumba as well as techniques for leading and following. Afterward, dancers still have enough time to get home and enjoy the 15th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” or “DWTS,” which begins Sept 24. An intermediate class is offered from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and includes instruction in the cha-cha as well as fun, elegant and practical patterns to enhance one’s ballroom repertoire. Louise O’Shaughnessy got hooked on “DWTS” four years ago by her 86-year-old mother. After she became engaged, she told her wedding coordinator that she and her fiance wanted to dance the waltz to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” at their wedding reception in October. “Both of us felt we had no rhythm — my fiancé thinks I have less than him,” O’Shaughnessy said, laughing. “Our coordinator said ‘Go see Liz. She does amazing things. She’s great, especially for your first dance.’” After four lessons, their anxiety was replaced with joy and anticipation of their wedding dance. “Honestly, some people at weddings are so stiff, and they don’t look like they are having a good time, or connecting with the music,” she said. “Liz brings that musicality to it. We are enjoying ourselves so much that we want to continue taking dancing lessons after our wedding.” O’Shaughnessy is even thinking of having scoring paddles made for her relatives to hold up like those used by “DWTS” judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. O’Grady explained that O’Shaughnessy is typical of her students who are often going through a transition when they enroll in her class. “My students are 18-, 19and 20-year-olds who just got out of high school, college students, couples getting ready

Liz O'Grady and partner, Sebastian Ureste. O’Grady will be teaching beginning and intermediate ballroom dancing at San Dieguito Adult School starting Sept. 10. Photo by Chris Evans

to get married, people who have kids, empty nesters, retirees — the whole range,” she added. George Stimson is a physics and robotics instructor at San Dieguito Academy who initially enrolled in O’Grady’s class with his daughter in preparation for a father-daughter party. His wife and son also joined in. After the event, Stimson and his wife continued. “My generation danced solo and we didn’t do much couples dancing,” he said. “Now we are at an age when it is kind of nice. Liz is wonderful. She’s serious, but playful at the same time, so you don’t feel intimidated.” Philip Lizarraga signed up for ballroom dancing in an effort to catch up with his girlfriend, who is an experienced dancer. “I’ve danced all my life but I wanted to increase my skills and to have something in common with her,” he said. “Ballroom dancing is a great medium for fellowship and friendship. After meeting Liz, I could readily see that she was a good listener and more concerned with how I wanted to be taught.” In addition to meeting new people, and strengthening relationships, O’Grady explained that dancing, especially swing and the salsa,

provides a rigorous cardio workout. “Dancing also improves your posture,” she said. “You are standing, with your arms going up and down, bending your knees and then straightening up. You are working your core.” She cites an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, June 19, 2003 stating that dancing is the only physical activity associated with a lower risk of dementia in the elderly. To get her students out of the studio, and on the dance floor, O’Grady organizes “Out on the Town” events Tuesday evenings at the Ocean House in Carlsbad and the Lobby Lounge at Park Hyatt Aviara. “The musicians were thrilled that we were there,” she said, referring to Aviara. “Patrons stayed longer because they said we were fun to watch.” O’Grady recommends leather-sole shoes for the dance classes. “A dance partner is recommended, but come even if you don’t have one,” she added. To register, visit or call (760) 753-7073 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday. O’Grady can be contacted at or (760) 525-7331.

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Kathy Mason at (760) 643-0177 or e-mail AAUW GEARS UP The Carlsbad, Oceanside Vista Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Oceanside Women’s Club, 1606 Missouri Ave. Middle school girls who attended the summer science tech camps will join them. For reservations and information, call (760) 941-0087. SAX SEXTET The Carlsbad Museum of Making Music will host Vinny Golia’s saxophone ensemble at 7 p.m Sept. 15, fusing jazz, classical and world music. $20 general admission. For more information and tickets, visit or call (760) 438-5996.

“Digital Scrapbooking” will be the topic when Linda Geiger presents a Webinar to the Computer-Oriented Genealogy Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in the Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. For information, contact (760) 9678635 or e-mail


MUSIC Leucadia singer/songwriter Cleopatra Degher will be featured Sept. 12 at the library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, as part of the Wednesdays @ Noon series.

HELP The International Bipolar Foundation will begin its free mental health lecture series at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at The Sanford Children’s Research Center (Building 12), 10905 Road to the Cure, San Diego, R.S.V.P. to

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PLANTS AS ART Mira Costa Garden Club will host a succulent plant exchange and workshop on how to make a decorative living succulent art piece, followed by a meeting at noon Sept. 15 at MiraCosta College Student Union, Aztlan Rooms A & B, 1 Barnard Way, Oceanside. For more information, call



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Beach time and sweet moments in the Ranch MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch The waves were green today. I watched armies of pelicans fly above Cardiff beach early Sunday morning over Labor Day weekend. Families arrived early. Pink and orange umbrellas lined the shoreline for miles. The horizon looked hot blue against the morning sky. Children, mothers, teenagers and adults played in the white surf as the waves rolled back out to sea. The trick with going to the beach is arriving early. Somehow I have just mastered this after 23 years in California. Labor Day weekend truly marks the end of summer.You can feel it in the air.You know, that last ditch effort to expand minutes and hours of beach time before the air turns too crisp in the autumn for swimsuit weather. As I watched my son swim in the waves with his boogie board, I lazily read a book called “Women Who Run With The Wolves.” I just started this book. And trust me, if there are some women out there that can run with a pack or wild animals I want to know how they can do that. Obviously I know this title is a metaphor for something deeper within the nature of the female sex. There is something satisfying about reading a book with such a title. Like maybe I am going to be privy to a new perspective of womanhood.

One can only hope! Life is made up of special vignettes like the few hours I spent at the beach today. I could touch and squish the beach between my feet and smell the saltwater lingering in the wind. I loved setting up makeshift world on the sand. I enjoyed watching my son soaking up these precious moments of his youth. I may never run with the wolves like some other women on this planet. However, at least I am lucky enough to recognize the gift of summertime, motherhood and moments that are so perfect they inspire me to share them here with you. Life is good.

Around Town In this special around town issue, I am revealing some cool walking trails that you may already know about and Labor Day photos that captured the last great weekend of summer in 2012. Take time out of your busy schedule this September and make time for yourself at the beach or connecting with nature on various walking trails that surround Rancho Santa Fe. On Aug. 24, the clouds touched the Cielo hillsides in the sky in Rancho Santa Fe. The heat also abated for a few days. A light rain shower filled the air with a heavy scent of eucalyptus. I was absolutely delighted to experience the change in weather. I was able to take one of my morning hikes that day, too. I have included a photo of one of the magical spots located on the San Dieguito River Trail that winds around The Crosby and other parts of

Lemon Twist Gift and Produce Shops is now selling Juilan Pies! Courtesy photo

Enjoy this view of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course on an early morning walk Photo by Machel Penn

the Ranch. On Aug. 27, Rancho Santa Fe’s R. Roger Rowe School opened its doors to students again! Parents could be seen lining up from all angles near the school area. If you were lucky, you were smart enough to avoid the area or arrived 30 minutes early to beat the last minute mad dash to beat the 8 o’clock drop-off time. I have included a photo of one of the trails around the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course. Many moms can be seen in groups of two walking briskly together under the eucalyptus trees. I happened to be one of the lucky ones, too, that day. Walking before the day starts for at least 15 minutes or so is an excellent way to make your day feel fabulous. On Aug. 31, Lemon Twist Gift and Produce Shop received their first shipment of Julian Pies! Moments like this are worth talking about and sharing so you Ranch residents living in Cielo or The Crosby can now find the perfect dessert just down the hill from your doorstep. Lemon Twist and The Julian Pie Company have something in common. Both businesses began during the ‘80s. Liz Smothers began making her world famous pies in 1986 and the rest is history. If you love Julian Pies, this time of year is the perfect time to visit Julian. For more information about the Julian Pie Company, visit or call Cindy Boyle for questions at (760) 765-2400. On Sept. 1, Ed and Dottie McCrink of Rancho Santa Fe celebrated 65 years of marital bliss. Family members toasted Ed and Dottie, sang songs and shared intimate family time together near the Del Mar Beach. Their son, Ned McCrink, even wrote a special song that depicted their epic life as a married couple and as two

Residents and tourists enjoyed Cardiff State Beach over Labor Day Weekend. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

wonderful, devoted parents of six children. Family members enjoyed strolling down to the beach as the yellow sun dipped below the blue horizon. I have included a photo from the beach that day. Congratulations Dottie and Ed McCrink for showing the world that marriage can and still does last a lifetime. On Sept. 2, I made it to the beach with Jackson. You can just imagine my son sprinting to hit the waves. He did. I actually made it to the surf this time, too! I revisited my childhood vicariously through my son this summer. A magical spot on the San Dieguito River Park Trail near the Crosby. His enthusiasm became my Photo by Machel Penn Shull own. Who knew that the ocean had such magical powers of restoring youth and vitality? (Sort of joking there.) Anyway, I have included a photo of what I really loved doing at the beach: reading a book. Make sure you take advantage of our beautiful beaches in San Diego. While others merely dream of beach time, it’s ours for the taking.

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Make time for simple moments like this in life to rejuvenate your soul. Photo by Machel Penn Shull


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we’ve had the past few years, the competition of high-end communities has become more as it changes. competitive,” she said. Some may wonder why People who are looking for Rancho Santa Fe needs to be a place to live should know all promoted at all. the community has to offer. “In this difficult economy Putnam said perhaps

Association Director Craig McAllister said it best when he said to picture someone is sitting at home in the north on a cold, snowy day looking for a better place to live.“I would like that place to be Rancho Santa Fe,” he said. The new

web page should be up and running by Dec. 1 if not sooner, she said, “I think the work we are engaged in will be ongoing and we will partner with the staff and it will continue to be a fact of life,” she said.

Heart Institute, which works with older people who have had a stroke or injury. On closing day Sept. 30 there will be a fundraiser for TERI, which supports those with autism or other developmental or learning disabilities. A game of polo takes about 1 1/2 hours. Usually during intermission there is a fashion show or some kind of horse sport entertainment like a dressage demonstration. There is a champagne divot stomp during halftime of the feature match. “We get out there and stomp divots kicked up by the horses and it is really good for the field,” she said. “It’s a chance to socialize with friends. A lot of people like to go out and chat.” And if a person does wish to imbibe, there are two full bars. Polo is a rough sport. “It’s like hockey on horseback,” she said. “Women play too. People shake hands afterwards and there are no hard

feelings, but there are a lot of blood, sweat and tears. It’s not a game for sissies.” She said the people who play the game are athletes. And when the chips are down, they have the backs of other horse lovers. In 2007, the Witch Creek Fire changed direction so abruptly that many people were taken by surprise and were hard-pressed to evacuate their horses. Many people were not at home at the time and could not get back to save their horses. Members of the polo club went to work evacuating as many horses as possible. “They rallied to do what they could to help the animals,” said Lewandowski. “It was like a blur — like any tragedy,” he said. “All of a sudden it happens and you’re dealing with it in real time. A lot of people were coming off Del Dios Highway with nowhere to put their animals except the polo grounds.” “We had 700 horses at one time,” he said. “We got

filled up like ‘bang!” He said many anonymous donors ordered hay and had it brought to the polo grounds to feed the horses. The 25-year lease to the polo grounds has ended and after the polo season ends the city of San Diego will put out a call for bids to help determine who will get the next lease. “We have been good stewards,” he said. “We have paid $650,000 in taxes and have raised more than $20 million for charity.” In the off season, soccer, lacrosse and cricket are played there. There has been talk of turning it into a city park or of a private enterprise using it for concerts and other public events, he said. Lewandowski said the polo club will be chosen again so they can continue polo in San Diego for its 107th year. There will be polo matches each Sunday for the rest of the month. The polo grounds are at 14555 El Camino Real in Rancho Santa Fe.

Planning Commission preserve and conserve the area as vineyard development over other incompatible interests. There have been and are attempts to introduce commercial projects in wine country that have no interest in vineyards. See the website or phone number above for more information. A final Temecula Wine Country note … in last week’s article on my favorite white wine, Viognier, Fred Renzoni of Robert Renzoni Vineyards sent an e-mail alerting me that his winery has made a new release Viognier and added it to Pinot Grigio for a lovely $15 blend called Cantata for the summerlike days ahead. It’s a drink-now 2011. See more at robertren-

at Orfila Vineyards & Winery from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept 14 with a showing of “Grease.” Cost is $8. See it on a 12-foot screen. Bring a chair and blanket. Popcorn and wine available. More at (760) 7386500, ext. 22. San Marcos Wine Company presents Bonny Doon Wines from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept 14. Barbara Smith comes in from the winery. Cost is $15. Details at (760) 744-2119.





regular people who have a passion for horses,” she said. “They are very normal people who are at the barn feeding their horses or cleaning up after them. They love their horses and they love being here.” She said the core demographic is horse lovers or people who have an interest in horse sports. Chronert said that polo is “family friendly.” “A lot of people bring their kids,” she said. There is an area with activities especially for children. The club also raises a lot of money for a lot of good causes. “We have made $37,000 for Prince Harry’s favorite charity, Sentebale,” she said. It concentrates on orphans in Lesotho, a landlocked country in South Africa. Another favorite charity for the group is Awakenings


The Temecula Wine Country Association is presenting its annual CRUSH, a wine and culinary showcase, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Callaway Winery. Celebrating California Wine Month, the Temecula wineries will gather with local and winery restaurants in an extravaganza of food and drink. Admission is $75. Buy tickets at or call (800) 8019463. On a serious note, the Association is calling on those who enjoy their wine country to help protect the region by signing a petition to request that the Riverside County


she did not know how close the fire had come to Rancho Santa Fe. “We knew we were evacuated and we knew the smoke was bad, but we didn’t know that it darn near burned into the village here in the ranch. If it hadn’t been for the heroic efforts of the firefighters, it would have been a lot worse,” she said.

She said the list came together after the last fire and from different situations such as the massive power loss Southern California experienced when even cell phones wouldn’t work. But, she said, while some of the items on the list seem odd, there is a reason for every one of them. For example, “map of Southern California” is useful if someone says, we’re taking our horses to Fiesta

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Wine Bytes California Wine month is being celebrated at Marina Kitchen in San Diego, next to the Convention Center, with several multi course wine dinners with Executive Chef Aron Schwartz’s “Modern Comfort” menu. Special wine lists include Paso favorite Tablas Creek. Call for details and RSVPs at (619) 699-8222. 3rd Corner Encinitas has an Argentina Wine Tasting from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 for just $10. Present will be Patricia Ortriz, owner of Tapiz/Zolo Wines. A special lunch can be ordered for an additional $10. Call (760) 9422104. Movie night is happening

Island or the Oaks or someone else says, “the fire is burning near “Zumaque” or “Harmony Grove,” you can lay out the map and figure out where you need to be. It’s much easier than using your vehicle’s navigation. An iPad would be handy for this same reason and people need to have a car charger for their electronics. The indelible markers can be used to write your cell phone number on your horses hooves, possibly handy if they get loose.

Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at (Average Google certified 900 visits per day) He is one of the top five wine commentators on the Web. Reach him at

Another useful oddity: We keep our freezer full of empty juice and milk jugs with frozen water. It not only saves on power because less air goes out when you open the door, but if our power goes out, we can keep a few in there and transfer some to the fridge to help keep it cold and I guess in a pinch we could drink or cook with it.” Her own list is printed in a little binder and kept near their emergency supplies along with her horse information sheets.

Places to buy Castile Soap SARA NOEL Frugal Living Dear Sara: You mention products such as castile soap and washing soda. Where can I buy these products? — Emily, Ohio Dear Emily: Super Washing Soda is made by Arm & Hammer. It can usually be found in the laundry aisle of your grocery store. Check hardware stores, discount department stores, drugstores or health-food stores as well. If your grocery store doesn’t carry it, ask the manager to order it. You can call Arm & Hammer’s customer service department at (800) 524-1328 and order it directly or ask them for the closest retailer that sells it. Castile soap can be found at many of the same stores (Target, Walmart, Walgreens, etc.) as Super Washing Soda. Two popular brands are Kirk’s ( and Dr. Bronner’s ( Dear Sara: Do you buy secondhand shoes for your kids? I do sometimes, but then my mom (who doesn’t understand why anyone would buy anything secondhand) told me it is bad for their feet, as the soles have already been molded by another child’s foot. Is this true? Should I only buy new? Has your child had foot issues because of secondhand shoes? — Janine, Canada Dear Janine: There’s used and there’s USED. I simply look at how much wear the shoes have received, and if they’re new or near new, I might pick them up. I don’t feel that it’s bad for my children, because they aren’t wearing these secondhand shoes exclusively. My experience has been that kids outgrow shoes quickly, and if there’s little to no wear on them, it’s not going to be harmful to my kids to wear them in rotation with their other shoes. My biggest concerns are that their shoes are breathable, fit them well and are wellconstructed.


a large percentage of the menu is still intact. We did want to bring our influence to the menu so Joe being from Philadelphia we had to add a Philly Cheese steak. Our signature Meatball Sliders have been quite the hit. We bake Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls and top them with our meatballs and provolone cheese, people love them! LTP: We were there for open mic night. That’s a nice twist for a downtown Encinitas restaurant. Do you have plans for more of that? PD: Our third partner AJ, travels the world with all sorts of musical acts and helps us make sure

Some experts discourage kids wearing secondhand shoes, and while I understand their concerns, it really depends on the shoes for me. I’m not going to pass up a pair of new shoes simply because they’re being sold at a thrift store or garage sale. I’m also not going to buy my kids only secondhand shoes to wear. Keep in mind that new shoes are often tried on by numerous people in stores, and the possibility for foot “issues” exists with any of the new shoes your child owns, too. I recommend cleaning and disinfecting secondhand shoes. Use Lysol spray or bowling-shoe disinfectant, or simply replace the insoles to avoid any risk of fungal infection. To deodorize, use baking soda. You can also call your local shoe-repair shops and ask whether they clean shoes and how much they charge. Dear Sara: Sports for kids are costly. I’ve looked into gymnastics, figure skating, dance, etc., and I can’t believe the cost of some of these activities. I can’t shell out a lot of money for sports, but I also don’t want my daughter turning into a couch potato. Do you have any suggestions for frugal kids’ sports? — Greg H., Illinois Dear Greg H.: Running would be my top choice for an inexpensive sport for kids. My kids are in multiple sports, but they do a lot of dry-land practice that doesn’t cost us much of anything. Running, jumproping, biking, swimming and climbing the stairs at the high school stadium are some of the ways they crosstrain. Look for a community youth running club (cross country and track), or see if your school offers a “Girls on the Run” program or something similar.

Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (, a website that offers practical, moneysaving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO, 64106, or e-mail

that we have great music for all to enjoy. The Open Mic night is Thursday evenings and it’s very simple, acoustic local music to enjoy with a slice and a local draft beer. We have acoustic performances on Friday and Saturday night. We are also the spot for families to come to take in the games without the bar atmosphere. For hours, location and menu, check out m. Lick the Plate can now be heard on KPRi, 102.1 FM Monday-Friday during the 7pm hour. David Boylan is founder of Artichoke Creative and Artichoke Apparel, an Encinitas based marketing firm and clothing line. Reach him at or (858) 395-6905.


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When to make a trip to the emergency department or urgent care Health Watch By the physicians and staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

When is an injury or illness serious enough for a trip to a hospital emergency department? And when will an urgent care center suffice? A recent review of patient records found that about one in four U.S. emergency department visits could have been successfully handled through an urgent care or less-intensive setting. Understanding where to go when medical attention is needed can help patients get the most appropriate level of care as quickly as possible. Here are some general guidelines to consider. (When uncertain about which of the two options to choose, it’s generally best to go to the emergency department. And if the situation is dire or life-threatening, it’s important to call 911.) Common Circumstances for Emergency Department: • Condition requires immediate care and is considered severe • The onset of the condition is abrupt, moderate or severe • The diagnosis is unknown • The patient is a newborn, an infant or elderly • The patient has underlying health issues such as diabetes or heart disease

• The patient needs tract infection) • The patient is otherassistance getting to the hospiwise healthy with no underlytal ing medical conditions • The patient is not an Common Medical Conditions for Emergency infant or elderly • The patient can drive Department: himself or herself to the center • Chest pain • Shortness of breath Common Medical • Altered mental status • Any fever in infant or Conditions for Urgent Care: • Non-facial laceration elderly (these patients tend to less than about an inch need specialized treatment) • Common sprain • Headache that comes • Cough with runny on abruptly or is classified as nose moderate or severe • Sore throat • Lacerations greater • Urinary tract infecthan 1 inch; any facial laceration; or a laceration with contamination • Trauma above the chest • Possible concussion or head injury • Abdominal pain • Fever with rash • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy • Evaluation for motorcycle or motor vehicle accident • Broken bone at the wrist,hand,ankle or foot where the skin has been disturbed; broken bones anywhere else on the body; bones that clearly need to be reset • Dislocation of any joint Common Circumstances for Urgent Care: • Condition requires immediate care but not considered severe or life-threatening • The onset of the condition is gradual and mild • The diagnosis is known (for example, a urinary

should determine: • The location of the • Mild asthma nearest facility accepted by the • Rash without fever patient’s insurance • Medication refills • The facility’s hours of • Laboratory checks • High blood pressure operation (not all urgent care management • Follow up for an emergency department visit • Broken bone at the wrist, hand, ankle or foot (with intact skin and no obvious need to reset bone) tion

Additional Considerations for Urgent Care: Before the need for an urgent care visit arises,patients

centers are open 24 hours) • The types of physicians who staff the center (specialties may include emergency, internal or family medicine)



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Youth isn’t wasted on the young Do I look younger? Ten years, at least. Of course you want to know my secret and I am happy to share. I have been surrounded by 20somethings for the past six days. It was rather like the perfect storm. My son and his girl managed to come home from Boston for a long, Labor Day weekend. At the same time, one of my son’s close friends rents a room from us and while his girlfriend (also a child I’ve known since she was 5) waits for a job in LA to start, she has bunked here too. Suddenly the house was filled with youth - with a capital Y. It was like getting a shot in the arm and a mini-face lift all at once. The house was immediately awash in constant laughter and energy. Their every waking moment gave me reflected smiles and activity. I just stood nearby and did my best to bask in the golden glow. I admit I did far more food preparation and considerably more dishes than I have become accustomed to in this empty nest. Gallons of guacamole were consumed. The toaster hummed as whole grain bagels were topped with just the right amount of almond butter and honey to fuel an 18mile run. Salads were chopped, smoothies were spun, and baskets of fresh fruit disappeared. Lest you think they are beyond normal human temptation, empty beer bottles appeared mysteriously from time to time and a large chocolate cake was consumed. There was much to do, but I had no problem working with a happy heart. From the loads of sandy towels to the chopping of avocados, the thank-yous and copious “this is so delicious” rained down on my smiling head. That right there will make me dissolve into a happy servant. And a big salute must go out to all their mommas, who absolutely raised them right. I know. I know. When they are at home, little of these wonderful manners and generosity of spirit can be seen. But every time I turned around, glasses made their way into the dishwasher, leftovers TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B15

Cardiff family’s unique home stands test of time By Tracy Moran

Even in a community of eclectic residences — cozy bungalows nestled against two-story condo complexes, Tuscan-style homes tucked against modern wood and glass structures — the Woodward home is in a class by itself. Perched atop Chesterfield Drive, the building was once a 16sided, tin-clad water tower. But since the late 1920s, generations of the Woodwards have made it their family home, a threelevel, circular structure unlike any other in the area. Ora Woodward, who had lived in the Bahamas with her husband Ernest Woodward at one time, bought the tower around 1927, said their grandson, Ernest “Corky” Woodward III, 68. “She had to buy it because it reminded her of Bluebeard’s castle,” he said with a smile, referring to the structure on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas that legend claims was built by the pirate Bluebeard. She then had the onetime water storage tank converted to a house. The

home includes a basement topped by two stories that offer 360-degree views through stately trees and bright-red bougainvillea. Each level has 1,200 feet of space and a diameter of approximately 40 feet. At one time, murals covered the inside walls, recalled Corky Woodward, who lives in the home with his wife, Nancy, one of his two sons, and his mother, Mary Woodward. At 91, Mary Woodward has a lifetime of memories tied to the house. She recently moved back, following a stay in an assisted living facility. “It’s glorious to be back,” she said of her return to the family home, “because before I died, I wanted to be home again. To be back here is the joy of my life.” Mary Woodward originally came to Cardiff with her parents and siblings when she was 18, at the outset of World War II. Her parents befriended Ora Woodward and her son, Ernest Woodward II, and he and Mary fell in love. “I guess we were meant for each other,” she said. “We ran away to Yuma to

The Woodward family home in Cardiff was once a water storage tank. Inset: Mary Woodward and her son, Corky, have fond memories of Cardiff's early days. Photos by Tracy Moran


Art showcase continues to grow By Bianca Kaplanek

In an effort to promote contemporary art in the county, Del Mar resident Ann Berchtold launched Art San Diego in 2009 with 27 exhibitors that attracted a few thousand attendees. This year’s event, now under way at Balboa Park, features 63 booths, nine art labs and, for the first time, solo exhibits. It is expected to draw about 10,000 spectators. “This is becoming a fantastic showcase for the San Diego art scene,” Berchtold said. “It keeps growing.” Originally from Michigan, Berchtold came to Southern California to attend San Diego State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, with a minor in fine arts. She worked in event production for about 10 years, first at Rancho Valencia Resort, then at a Ritz-Carlton in Northern California. “San Francisco has such a rich cultural scene,” she said. “I wanted to promote that here because artists didn’t have a lot of faith in San Diego. There weren’t a lot of galleries for showcasing. We were losing a lot of great talent to Los Angeles and New York.” Berchtold, who comes from a family of artists, started, a website for emerging artists. That led to working in art galleries and eventually becoming the director of the

Del Mar resident Ann Berchtold (right) is the founder of Art San Diego. The event serves as a showcase for the San Diego art scene. Courtesy photos

L Street Gallery near the Omni Hotel downtown. “Then I started visiting art fairs,” Berchtold said. “The biggest one is Art Basel in Miami Beach. I wanted to do something similar here.” Art San Diego began at the Grand Del Mar four years ago. It moved to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront but outgrew that venue after two years. “I hope we’ll stay here at Balboa Park,” Berchtold said, noting that attendance could increase to 12,000 because the event is not being held on Labor Day weekend for the first time. The contemporary art fair will feature national and international galleries from places such as New Mexico, Colorado, Georgia, Mexico and Argentina showing works from more than 500

Rancho Santa Fe resident Hap Hansen of Hap Hansen Stables, rode a clean event at the Del Mar Horse Park, clearing all fences for a second place at the Grand Prix event Aug. 25, riding Archie Bunker. Hansen lost first place to Mexico’s Patricio Pasquel on Serge, who rode the course just 1.027 seconds faster than Hansen. Photo courtesy of William Rohn

Hansen takes second place at Grand Prix Artists have the chance to showcase their works to art patrons during the Art San Diego event.

artists. Several Los Angeles and San Diego galleries will also be featured. North County artists include Solana Beach’s Susan Street, Steve and Yvonne Maloney of Rancho Santa Fe TURN TO SHOWCASE ON B15

Hap Hansen of Hap Hansen Stables in Rancho Santa Fe earned a strong second place in the Grand Prix event Aug. 25, aboard Archie Bunker, owned by Linda Smith. The $40,000 Showpark Summer Grand Prix was held at the Del Mar Horse Park. Hansen cleared all the fences cleanly in both the main competition and the eight-horse jump-off without incurring any faults. Owner/Rider Patricio Pasquel of Mexico squeaked past Hansen by

1.027 seconds, taking firstplace on his horse Serge. Pasquel also cleared all fences in both the main competition and the eight-horse jump-off, but did so just seconds faster than Hansen, denying Hansen his 100th career Grand Prix win. The Summer Grand Prix was a qualifying event for the Pfizer $1.0 Million Grand Prix to be held in New York Sept. 9, and Hansen is among the top 40 riders in the county vying for a spot to compete in that event.


RSF’s Rappaport earns volunteer award Eight community members have been chosen as honorees at the upcoming National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, presented by The San Diego Foundation Oct. 25. The event, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, is organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter. Among the honorees to be recognized at the luncheon include: Malia Rappaport, of Rancho Santa Fe, and

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Together. Marquis Snowden of Lemon honorees chosen. Jack Raymond, of Rappaport, age 17, Grove were named was named Outstanding Youth exemplifies that mission. She Escondido Outstanding Organizational Volunteer; nominated by The San Diego Foundation. “Philanthropy and the act of unselfishly giving one’s time, talent or treasure to uplift the life, spirit, health or well-being of another is a Oliver Welty highly personal matter,” said Board President, AFPSD Oliver Welty, board president, Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego credits her diagnosis of Chapter. “Once a year, our Volunteers. This is the first time Tourette’s syndrome at age 5 chapter joins with other there have been dual youth with sparking a desire to edu- chapters worldwide to celecate others and foster under- brate those who have done it standing of those living with best.” Jack Raymond, an disabilities. Rappaport has been a Escondido resident, is named Girl Scout for 12 years, and Outstanding Organizational she calls Scouting “a driving Volunteer, and was nominated by The San Diego force” in her life. Her projects have Foundation. The Rotary Club of San included spending a year working with the Oceanside Diego is the Outstanding Women’s Shelter, assisting Philanthropic Organization, with its transition house. She nominated by Monarch also created a bilingual lis- Schools, Veteran Villages of tening library for the Ronald San Diego, and Scripps Mercy McDonald House, and she Hospital. The Rotary Club of San has served breakfast at the has supported St. Vincent de Paul homeless Diego shelter once a month for Monarch Schools since its founding in the early 1990s. more than three years. When she participated Club members helped develon the peer planning commit- op the school’s organizational tee for the Great Escape teen infrastructure, location of the weekend encampment, school site, and raised $1.4 Rappaport helped develop a million in donations. Rotary Club 33 members more inclusive and supportive program for the Girl serve as tutors, mentors, Scouts with special needs. chaperones and volunteers. Rappaport, a high school senior at Canyon Crest Academy, will earn the Girl Scout Gold Follow us on Award, an honor just four percent of Girl Scouts achieve. She is completing one of the major requirements, a comprehensive service project based on her passion for encouraging inclusion for children living with disabilities, dovetailing her work with the national Youth Inclusion Voices “I am Norm” program and Kids Included and click on link

Philanthropy and the act of unselfishly giving one’s a highly personal matter.”

Doctor’s murder is a shock to friend By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — When Dr. Kenneth Gerber bought his house in Rancho Santa Fe, it had a single palm in the backyard and for him, it was almost a dream come true. “For a guy who grew up in New Jersey to have a palm tree in his backyard … He became intensely interested in palm trees,” Dr. Jeffery Rotham said. Gerber began studying them and then propagating them until he had about 200 of them, some very rare. “He knew as much about palm trees as anyone

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in the world,” he said. “You could literally spend two hours walking around his backyard. He could tell you their botanical names, where they came from and everything about them. He was a nut, but in an endearing way. People were drawn to him because of his brilliant mind.” Gerber was found dead outside his home in the 4600 block of Sun Valley Road at about 11 a.m. Aug. 17. Sheriff’s officials are calling his death a homicide because of the “totality of his injuries.” Rotham, who has a gastroenterology practice in Oceanside, was out of town on vacation when he heard the news of Gerber’s death and first thought health issues were the cause. “I was shocked, but I wasn’t totally surprised. He had medical issues over the years. He had hip replacements and some kind of autoimmune disease for which he was taking medication,” he said. But murder? Rotham can’t imagine who would want to kill Gerber or why. Those questions go unanswered although the investigation continues, said sheriff’s homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio, who declined to talk about the case or its progress. Giannantonio said the next news release will come from the Sheriff’s Department when and if there is an arrest. Rotham knew Gerber since high school. Gerber went to MIT where he got a degree in electrical engineering and was a champion gymnast.They both went to medical school in 1971 at Georgetown, where Gerber was an honor student. The two remained close friends until the past five years, when his friend seemed to begin drifting away. “He became so involved in his projects that he would sacrifice his per-

sonal life and relationships,” Rotham said. He said he and others who knew him suspected he suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder, and as he grew older the disorder worsened. Gerber would have turned 63 soon, Rotham said. Gerber had the kind of mind that others envied, Rotham said. In medical school, while everyone else had to study hard, it all came easy to him. “He double boarded in nuclear medicine and radiology. He was a star student and a smart guy,” he said. “You could have a conversation with him and he would ask a million questions. He wanted to know everything about everything,” he said. His first job as a doctor was with public health, which helped him pay for his education costs. Rotham said he and Gerber shared in interest in old cars. “Only then they weren’t old,” he joked. Gerber married his high school sweetheart Vivian just after medical school. The marriage failed after about six years, but the couple had a daughter who is now a rabbi in New Orleans, La. “Maybe it was because of the Ferraris,” Rotham joked. Gerber was a Ferrari fanatic. “At one time he had several,” Rotham said. “Our senior year, he bought his first Ferrari. He paid $3,500 for it He washed it and polished it. He was enthralled with it. It was his baby,” he said. Gerber became friends with Dick Merritt, who had written several books about Ferraris. “They used to sit around and drink wine or brandy and talk about the old days of Ferraris,” Rotham said. When Gerber bought his house, it was a standard 1,800-square-foot bungalow, but he had been transforming it over the years. Some of the work that was finished Rotham described as “magnificent,” but there was still lumber stacked in the driveway that had been there for years, Rotham said. Gerber had an office on Lomas Santa Fe and was working independently. “It’s hard these days to be an independent radiologist,” Rotham said. Like many others, he had fallen on hard financial times the past few years, but he was a good man, Rotham said. He had declared bankruptcy and the bank was foreclosing on his home. He had lost one in Solana Beach a few years ago. “His life was in pieces. His life had become fragmented,” Rotham said. “His life just seemed to unwind the past couple of years.”




Intruder (not) alert Are We Safe? In August, Daniel Castillo’a Jet Ski broke down in New York City’s Jamaica Bay, forcing him to swim to the nearest shore — at JFK International Airport. As Castillo roamed the grounds, he somehow failed to disturb the airport’s $100 million, state-of-the-art Perimeter Intrusion Detection System of cameras and motion sensors, stumbling into the Delta terminal before an employee noticed him. This happened two weeks after the now-notorious “peace” protest of nun Megan Rice, 82, and two colleagues, who cut through fences at the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) nuclear reservation’s Y-12 facility that houses more than 100 tons of highly enriched uranium. They braved numerous (though apparently unmonitored or malfunctioning) alarms and sensors for up to two hours before a lone guard stopped them.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Challenging Business Models: (1) In June, owners of the legal brothel Stiletto in Sydney, Australia, revealed their multimillion-dollar expansion to create the country’s (and perhaps the world’s) first “mega-brothel.” (2) Short-stay “love hotels” proliferate in Brazil, but in July in the city of Belo Horizonte, Fabiano Lourdes and his sister Daniela were about to open Animalle Mundo Pet, which they described as a love hotel for dogs. Owners would bring their matingready canines to rooms that feature the dim lighting and heart-shaped ceiling mirrors traditional in love hotels (to appeal to the party paying the bill, of course).

Science on the Cutting Edge “Pheromone parties” attract men and women seek-



SEPT. 7, 2012 ing romance not via ofteninsincere conversation but based on the primal-scent signals emitted by each other’s slept-in T-shirts. Organizers have staged parties in New York City and Los Angeles and plan to expand, according to a June Associated Press report. The organizers’ initial conclusion: People prefer lovers with a somewhatdifferent genetic makeup than their own, but not too different. In a study published in August, women with the feline-oriented Toxoplasma gondii parasite in their systems showed an elevated risk of depression and suicide perhaps caused by the brain’s being deprived of serotonin. Since toxoplasmosis is most often passed via handling of cat feces, women’s fondness for and time spent with cats might thus put them at greater risk than previously believed. (T.gondii is believed capable of reproducing only inside cats’ intestines, and might, hypothesizes prominent Czech scientist Jaroslav Flegr, have learned that the surest route to the intestines is by hacking into the brains of delicious rats and mice.) 100 Pounds or “15 Minutes”? Wesley Warren Jr., 47, of Las Vegas, suffers from rare elephantiasis of the scrotum, which accounts for about 100 of his 400 pounds and severely hampers urination and sex. The Las Vegas ReviewJournal reported in October 2011 that Warren was on the verge of accepting an offer to cover the expensive corrective surgery, but when the newspaper followed up in June 2012, it found him hesitant because he had become accustomed to his celebrity status (TV’s The Learning Channel and “Tosh.0” program and Howard Stern’s radio show). Said he, “It was fun going to Los Angeles (for “Tosh.0”) in the big van they sent for me.”

Wave quality to be recorded following beach project By Jared Whitlock

In the first program of its kind, San Diego Surfrider will monitor how an influx of sand from a beach-replenishment project affects the waves at local surf spots. Using video software, Surfrider will track changes in wave shape, length and overall quality during a twoyear period. Surfrider began observing surf conditions this spring to establish a baseline, as the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will place 1.4 million cubic yards of sand on beaches from Imperial Beach to Oceanside over the next three months to shore up beaches suffering from a lack of sand. In addition to widening beaches for tourists and residents, SANDAG’s beach replenishment project was designed to save homes threatened by coastal erosion. SANDAG was required to take a number of environmental factors into consideration for the beach replenishment, but wave quality wasn’t one of them, according to Tom Cook, a coastal scientist and Surfrider volunteer. In response, the wave-monitoring program was born. “Except anecdotal evidence, there’s never been a way to assess how surfing spots respond to large quantities of sand being dumped near them,” Cook said. “There isn’t another program like this.” Surfrider will monitor six surf spots, including North County breaks Tide Park, Seaside Reef, Cardiff Reef, Moonlight Beach and Tamarack Beach. The spots were chosen because of their proximity to beaches that will receive large quantities of sand, according to Cook. Using live footage from beachside video cameras,

A surfer catches a wave at Moonlight Beach, one of six beaches where the wave quality will be monitored over a two-year period because of a sand replenishment program. Photo by Jared Whitlock

every morning trained volunteers will record a host of surf variables, include the average length of surfers’ rides and whether the wave shape is “rideable, peeling, dumping or closed out,” Cook said. The number of surfers in the water will also be noted. “Surfers go to the best spots,” Cook said. “If less surfers are at the spot over time, that’s telling and indicative of wave quality.” Cook said the video footage will not be available to the public. But Surfrider will post its findings in a yearly SANDAG report and periodically on its website. SANDAG’s beach replenishment-project could affect the wave quality at surf spots for several months to a year, and possibly up to two years at some spots, according to Cook. The beachside video cameras will be installed and

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operated by CoastalCOMS, a new high-tech software company. The cameras automatically record wave height and period, as well as where the waves are breaking in the surf zone and shoreline changes. CoastalCOMS’ cameras, along with the volunteers’ observations, are making wave monitoring more objective, Cook said. In 2001, SANDAG completed a similar beachreplenishment project. According to some accounts, the sand dump favorably altered the underwater topography for surfers at some spots. For example, it’s believed surfers enjoyed favorable sandbars around Imperial Beach for several months. But at other spots, the increase in sand made the waves break slower and with less power.

“That’s what people say, but who knows if that’s true,” Cook said. “We can now document the changes.” Cook said he hopes the wave-monitoring program becomes a requirement of future beach-replenishment projects. “There’s no evidence right now the sand fill project is a positive or negative for beaches,” Cook said. “But surfers have a right to know if the sand fill is affecting them for better or worse.” Most of the first year of Surfrider’s wave-monitoring program will be funded by a $20,000 grant from San Diego County’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, according to Julia ChunnHeer, a San Diego Surfrider Campaign Coordinator. She said Surfrider intends to pay for the second year of the program with fundraising efforts.


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What is Naturopathic Medicine? Naturopathic medicine is a system of primary care that emphasizes natural healing, disease prevention and whole-person wellness. Rather than just treating the disease, a licensed naturopathic doctor seeks to identify the underlying causes of disease. Natural therapies start with self-healing, but also encompass the use of proven natural therapies that combine centuries-old knowledge with modern science. NDs are trained to work closely with conventional doctors and other medical providers to ensure that all of a patient’s needs are met. Bastyr University already has an established naturopathic medicine pro-

gram at its campus in Seattle, which opened in 1978 and offers more than 17 natural health degree and certificate programs. The naturopathic medicine program at both schools features a state-ofthe-art clinical training model, which trains students to formulate effective, personalized treatment plans for patients. As part of their advanced graduate training, Bastyr’s naturopathic medicine students will begin observing patients in their first year of study at the University’s teaching clinic, providing San Diego-area residents with a new health care option.

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ND — Adjunct faculty member in the School of Naturopathic Medicine; naturopathic doctor currently practicing in San Diego. “These six educators are highly respected in the natural medicine field and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the inaugural class,� said Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. The California campus will be led by Vice President Moira Fitzpatrick, PhD, ND, FICPP, CHT, who will oversee the University’s daily operation as well as its long-term future.

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When Bastyr University California opens in the Sorrento Valley on Sept. 14, becoming the state’s first and only accredited school of naturopathic medicine, it welcomes six faculty members who will guide nearly 50 students pursuing their Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree. The teaching roster includes: • Young Cho, PhD — Core faculty member in the Department of Basic Sciences; formerly an assistant professor at the Bastyr University campus in Seattle. • Nan Lin, M.D., PhD — Core faculty member in the Department of Basic Sciences; formerly an assistant professor of anatomy in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Ga. • Monique Mazza, ND — Adjunct faculty member in the School of Naturopathic Medicine; vice president and legislative chairperson of California Naturopathic Doctors Association. • Tabatha Parker, ND — Core faculty member in the School of Naturopathic Medicine; co-founder and executive director of Natural Doctors International. • Jessica Dominguez Rieg, PhD — Core faculty member in the Department of Basic Sciences; formerly an adjunct faculty member at San Diego Miramar College. • Heide Whittmann,

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ning tools to commuÂŹnity colleges, found that students enjoy an attractive 16.9 percent rate of return on their MiraCosta College educational investment. Over the course of a working career, the average MiraCosta College student will earn $562,800 more than someone with just a high school diploma. Not only do students benefit from their MiraCosta College educational investment, taxpayers and the regional economy do as well. For every dollar appropriated by state and local governments to MiraCosta College, taxpayers see a return in the form of higher tax revenues

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and avoided social costs. The net added income generated by MiraCosta College operations and the spending of students contributes a total of $65.1 million in income to the college service area economy each year. MiraCosta College’s impact reaches across the state as well. Once MiraCosta College current students become active in the workforce, they will promote business output, raise consumer spending and increase property income. Altogether, higher student income, associated effects on business productivity, and social savings add $77 million to the state economy each year. “The results of this study demonstrate that MiraCosta College is a sound investment from multiple perspectives,â€? said MiraCosta College Vice President, Business and Administrative Services Jim Austin. “The colÂŹlege enriches the lives of students and increases their lifetime incomes. It benefits taxpayers by generating increased tax revenues from an enlarged economy and reducing the demand for taxpayer-supported social services. Finally, it contributes to the vitality of both the local and state economies.â€?

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working at Stemgent I knew how to operate all of the equipment that I work with in the laboratory every day.� Biotechnology is one of more than 60 areas of study offered at MiraCosta College that prepares students for lucrative, local jobs and a lifetime of higher earnings. An economic impact report prepared by EMSI, a leading provider of socioeconomic impact and strategic plan-

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North San Diego County native Bryan Taggart took a less traditional route in his pursuit of higher education. After completing high school, like many of his peers, Taggart went away to college, graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in marine biology. But when he moved back to San Diego, he found the job opportunities in the field were limited. After searching for some time, Taggart learned there were plenty of job openings in the biotechnology industry and decided to enroll in MiraCosta College’s Biotechnology Program. Initially, Taggart only intended to take one or two classes, but after one year he had taken every biotechnology class offered. He earned certificates in laboratory skills, bioprocess technology, and research and development, and then secured a job as a laboratory technician/ operations intern at Stemgent, a biotechnology company located in San Diego. After one year and a lot of hard work, Taggart was promoted to research associate. “In my current position, I work with stem cell cultures, do quality control, and perform research,� he shared. “MiraCosta College prepared me very well for my job. Even before I started


The MiraCosta College Library will display historic surf paraphernalia from the California Surf Museum.


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'PPE California surf cuisine sold by gourmet food truck Epic Eatz. Enjoy a free outside showing of the 1966 seminal surf movie, The Endless Summer. Bring your beach chairs as you enjoy the cool ocean breezes during this evening screening of director Bruce Brown’s classic tale of two surfers. The event will also showcase historic surf paraphernalia, food, music and a discussion panel of local surf authorities who will discuss the meaning and history of surf culture in California. In addition, the college will honor the MiraCosta College surf team, which was crowned national collegiate surf champions in 2011 and 2012.


You’re Invited to the Grand Opening Although Bastyr University California initially will offer only the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program, the University has plans to increase the variety of natural health degree programs in the future. Learn more about the University, meet the new faculty members and tour the building at the grand opening celebration from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at 4106 Sorrento Valley Boulevard. For more information, visit or contact California Admissions and Student Services Director Allison Scott at or 858-2469700.

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Two Tips to Pick Colleges! Application season has just begun and many students and parents panic. Choosing which colleges to apply to can cause great anxiety. Follow these two simple tips to make your teenager’s college list.

1. Apply to Nine to Twelve Colleges! Your teen should pick three to four colleges in the following categories: Safety – college that your student’s scores and grades are above the mean of the college’s average freshman student. Match – college that your student’s scores and grades are within the mean of the

Many factors determine wave quality KYLE STOCK Coastal Cosmos Labor Day weekend saw a heavily publicized and well-forecasted surf swell hitting our North County beaches. Surfers all over California are rashed, fatigued and jubilant! The swell began to arrive at sunset on Friday night and continued through Labor Day. Saturday morning dawned with clean, five to eight foot waves bombarding Oceanside and on Sunday surfers enjoyed much of the same. There are many factors that determine how big and well-shaped a wave will break at any given surf spot. Swell size, period and direction, winds and tides all impact wave quality. North County is tremendously fortunate to have a variety of setups and exposures, allowing us to reap most of the Pacific’s rewards. From Del Mar to Oceanside, there are about 50 different surf spots, each with its own name, local crew, folklore and ideal conditions. From the sandbars of Del Mar, D Street and Oceanside, to the world famous point break at

Swamis, the rivermouth at Cardiff Reef and reefs scattered throughout, North County has an amazing diversity of waves. The contours of the ocean floor are called bathymetry. Wave energy slams into the bathymetry of a surf spot. Differing bathymetry causes distinctive wave shapes. Like Labor Day weekend, summer swells are generated as large storms move off the Antarctic ice and over the South Pacific Ocean 7,000 miles from Southern California. Strong winds transfer energy into the water over a large area. The energy moves away from the storm like the ripples when dropping a pebble into a puddle. When we think of the Pacific Ocean, it is always to the west. But when we consider how our coastline is exposed to swells, it is not so simple. During the Labor Day swell, Oceanside was two to three feet bigger than anywhere else in the North County. Looking at a map, the dynamics of the Southern California coast become apparent. La Jolla is a point of land that protrudes into the ocean. From there, the coast bends inward through Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas before starting to bend out again through Carlsbad and Oceanside.

This bend in the coast is key to understanding how south swells break differently across the North County. Because Oceanside has greater exposure to swells from the south, the waves are generally bigger there in the summer. However, in the winter the North Pacific becomes our primary swell producer. Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar are more open to the resulting Northwest swells and are often bigger than Oceanside. The approaching autumn is the best time of year for surf in Southern California. The South Pacific continues to send swell, while the North Pacific wakes up from its high pressure, summer slumber. Beloved combo swells result. The combination of swells helps to break up the often walled and closed out shape of conventional swells. Fall weather is perfect and there is always the potential for clean, offshore Santa Ana conditions. Here’s to a great autumn of surf!

Kyle Stock is originally from Ohio, is a passionate surfer, backpacker, astronomer, gardener, backyard scientist, runner, reader and K-6 science teacher at Solana Santa Fe Elementary in the Solana Beach School District. He can be contacted at

college’s average freshman student. Reach – college that your student’s scores and grades are under the mean of the college’s average freshman student. Any Ivy League college also falls in this category. By applying to a wide variety of colleges, your teen will have plenty of options.

2. Think Outside the Box when Choosing Colleges Don’t only pick famous name schools. There are some wonderful private colleges that are a bit more obscure that can be a perfect match for your teen. A private college counselor can help you

identify a college that may be off your radar. Alana Albertson, founder of Academe Advantage, holds a Masters degree in Education from Harvard and a Bachelors degree in English from Stanford. She has prepared thousands of students for the SAT, GMAT, LSAT, and GRE tests and guided many clients through the complicated undergraduate and graduate admissions processes. A two-time successfully Ivy League applicant herself, Alana has the unique skills and knowledge to help you gain acceptance to the school of your dreams.

EASING INTO SCHOOL RANCHO SANTA FE — At the Horizon Prep School Meet & Greet prior to school opening Aug. 27, old friends reunited and new friends were paired with a returning family for Prep Pals to ensure all new students have a familiar face on campus for the very first day of school. All new families also Horizon Prep Kindergartner Sofia Hoven takes her first turn through enjoyed a special lunch the lunch line at the Horizon Prep Meet & Greet. Courtesy photos and orientation.

Checking out their new middle school lockers at Horizon Prep School, are, from left, Emma Albrecht, Gabrielle Dale, Madison Gilbert, Lea Palmer and Sydney Northbrook.

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A surfer catches a solid south swell wave on the south side of the Oceanside Pier Sept.1. Photo courtesy of Steve Deck

MiraCosta continues its International Film Series with screenings of six films from around the world. There will be two screenings of each film. One will be at 1 p.m. in Room 204 at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff; and another at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre, Room 3601, at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. All films are presented in the original language with English subtitles. Admission is free. The schedule includes: — Sept. 14: “Nobody Knows” (Japan, 2004) rated PG-13. Based on true events

that shocked Japan, the film tells the story of four abandoned siblings. — Sept. 28: “The Violin” (Mexico, 2006), not rated.This film tells the story of an elderly farmer/violinist who has fashioned an ingenious way of smuggling ammunition beneath the noses of government troops. — Oct. 19: “Of Gods and Men” (French 2011), rated PG-13. Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Cistercian monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. Based on the true story

— Nov. 2: “The Keys to the House” (Italy, 2004) not rated. A dramatic family film telling the story of a young father meeting his handicapped son for the first time, focuses on his attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager. — Nov. 16: “Aftershock” (China, 2010), not rated. This film tells the story of a family torn apart by the 1976 Tangshan earthquake that killed at least 240,000. For additional information about the International Film Series, call MiraCosta College at (760) 757-2121, ext. 7737 or 7806.



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Helen Woodward Animal Center’s seventh annual Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon, set from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9, at Dog Beach in Del Mar, sponsored by Iams. Event organizers are setting out to secure two world records and, with the worldwide web watching “live” on a Google Plus Hangout, the surf competition is certain to make some very big waves. The top winners from each category are invited back to surf in a final “Best in Surf” at 1 p.m. Helen Woodward Animal Center’s canine surf

contest will feature Internet sensations Riccochet, Nani, Dozer, and Buddy along with more than 80 dogs surfing in four different weight-class competitions. Winners are selected based upon their ability to ride the waves, have fun and stay on their boards. Each “hang 20” surf heat is judged by top riders from Volcom, along with other surf pros and aficionados including celebri- Helen Woodward Animal Center Rescue Dog turned Surfer Pup, Wilson, ty judges Jenni Pulos, co- preps for the Sept. 9 annual Surf Dog Surf-A-thon. Photo courtesy of star of the popular Bravo Michael Schraeger reality show, “Flipping Out; Michael Munoz” from CBS’ “Amazing Race;” retired and pets in costume surf pro surfer and actor Kalani together to raise funds. Robb from “Blue Crush” There will also be more and “Forgetting Sarah than 40 interactive vendor Marshall;” and TransWorld booths. All proceeds from the SURF Editor-in-Chief Chris annual competition and Cote. Other dog-friendly activities go toward the aniactivities include the Beach mals and programs at Helen Bum Bikini Babe Canine Woodward Animal Center. There are also some Costume Contest — with celebrity hosts Jagger and firsts for the popular canine Kristi from Magic 92.5 and surf competition. This year, Surf Dog SurfDoo the Dah, where people

A-Thon enthusiasts can watch the competition “live” from anywhere in the world with a Helen Woodward Animal Center hosted “Google Plus Hangout.” Viewers will get a bird’s eye of all of the surfing heats and festivities. Worldwide web viewers can also catch a glimpse of another Surf Dog Surf-AThon “first” as competing canines set out to attain two world records — Biggest Dog Party Wave (most dogs on one wave, on separate boards) and Longest Canine “Hang 20” Surf Ride. If you can’t be there in person, watch the broadcast live at 8:30 a.m. on the Helen Woodward Animal Center Google+ Page, or on the homepage of Visit or call (858) 756-4117, ext. 350. Tickets are also available at Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe.

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Beach and Country Guild readies luncheon RANCHO SANTA FE — Tickets are now available for the Beach and Country Guild’s 43rd annual DĂ­a Del Sol, dubbed “Strike a Pose.â€? The annual event will include a luncheon and the auction and drawing items from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Fairbanks Ranch Reach over

Country Club, 15150 San Dieguito Road, again featuring items from Tiffany, Hermès, Pelican Hill Resort, Gran SueĂąo Resort and the always-fun dinner for six with the Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters. This year’s gala celebrates with a special culinary menu created by Executive



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Chef Jesse Frost plus a champagne cocktail concocted by the author of The Bubbly Bar and soiree connoisseur, Maria Hunt. Guest will be treated to the UCP Children’s Fashion Show sponsored by the Gap and a Designer Runway Fashion Show with Mistress of Ceremonies, Kimberly Hunt. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with registration and the silent auction reception. Luncheon and a live auction will begin at noon with the Designer & Children’s Fashion Show at 1 p.m. General seating is $150 and tickets for the Champagne Circle are $250. Live auction items will offer: — Six-night escape to Baja’s Gran Sueùo Resort for two. — Three-night La Petite

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Spa Package For One at Cal-aVie Health Spa. — A three-night stay at Newport Coast’s Pelican Hill Resort, in a three-bedroom bungalow with daily breakfast for two. — A seven-night stay in The Montecristo Estates, a three-bedroom, ocean-front private villa in the community by Pueblo Bonito — A seven-night Mediterranean Cruise by SeaDream Yacht Club for two. — Dinner-for-Six prepared by the Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters at the Firehouse. — An elegant private soiree for 30 of your closest friends in your home orchestrated by Panache Production. Attendees will receive two Door Prize entries if tickets are purchased by Sept. 21. Beach and Country Guild is a volunteer group of dedicated individuals who pride themselves on a hands-on approach and commitment to donating 100 percent of proceeds directly to United Cerebral Palsy, San Diego.

Who’s NEWS? Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ Fine music Berklee College of Music announced that Zosia Boczanowski of Rancho Santa Fe has earned placement on the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2012 academic year. The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today's music industry.


School and their teacher, Daniel Costa, for an eightweek project using film for a student narration of a Rancho Santa Fe walking tour.

Best of Del Mar Jodie K. Schuller & Associates was selected as the winner of the 2012 Best of Del Mar Awards in the Tutoring/Literacy Instructors category. Each year, the Del Mar Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the Del Mar area which have achieved exceptional marketing success in the community and enhances the positive image of small businesses through service to customers and the community.

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The North County Transit District, cities of Encinitas and Solana Beach, held a ribbon-cutting to launch the new FLEX 374 oncall, curb-to-curb service Aug. 28. FLEX 374 takes passengers anywhere in zone for $5. The zone includes Via de la Valle to Leucadia Boulevard and Rancho Santa Open hands & hearts Fe/Manchester to Coast Highway 101. For more inforDel Mar-Solana Beach mation, call (760) 967-2817. Rotary Club presented fund raised through its annual New art officers Bocce Ball tournament to The San Dieguito Art Lauren Pause from Community Resource Guild at 937 S. Coast Center for the Therapeutic Highway, Suite C103 in the Children's Center, and a sec- Encinitas Lumberyard welond check to Carol comes its new 2012-2013 Lawrence, president of board members, including Voices for Children, an Co-Presidents Terry Allen agency that advocates for and Cheryl Ehlers, CoSecretaries Kathy Chin and abused foster children. Jill Treadwell-Svendson and Public Relations Filming history The Rancho Santa Fe Chairwoman Rita HohweilerHistorical Society were Cecil. Returning board memjoined beginning Sept. 1 by bers included Treasurer Lin fourth-graders from Nativity Holzinger, Parliamentarian Judianne Shannon, Gallery Manager Terry Oshrin, Wall Chairwoman Grace Swanson, Floor Chairwomen Linda Melvin and Lynn Ely, Membership Chairwoman Karen Fidel, Calendar Chairwoman Pamela Waldman, Public Relations Chairwoman Cheryl Ehlers, Web Mistress Carol Korfin and Newsletter Editor Sharon Hoffman. Michael Mullen of Rancho Santa Fe, Joshua Estill, Andrew Scher of Carlsbad and Anna Tarabini of Encinitas, took the first step in becoming Boilermakers by participating in the annual STAR program at Purdue University's West Lafayette campus.

Helping hands The “Bottoms Up Diaper Drive� will run Sept. 10 through Sept. 30, at Kidville Carlsbad, 6955 El Camino Real, Suite 101. The drive is collecting diaper, wipes and formula drive for SAY San Diego, a non-profit organization that supports San Diego families. They need diapers, formula, and toddler/infant toiletries, combs, lotions, wipes, pacifiers, soap and shampoo. Please, only new or unopened supplies Call (760) 514-9144 for more information.

Kudos for Bilbray Retiresafe’s Lauren Lewow presented Representative Brian Bilbray with the “Standing Up For America’s Seniors� Award at his Solana Beach office, for his efforts to protect the health benefits and security of California’s seniors. RetireSafe is a bipartisan group of Congress members acting to protect seniors’ health care benefits.



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Fiddle leaf figs can grow beautifully indoors Looking for peace KENT

HORNER Local Roots On vacation just a little while ago, I saw something very unusual in terms of indoor plantings. On the side of a very steep mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea near the French town of Eze, there is a restaurant/bar/slash hotel called the Bella Vista. Tourists and locals alike who come for the amazing view frequent it. The rooms are all open to the sea and catch the late setting sun as it disappears into the emerald blue green of the Med. However, most of the day, these rooms remain in the shade, covered by the tile roof above them. This same shade has allowed an amazing fiddle leaf fig to proliferate wildly throughout the room. The fiddle leaf fig, or Ficus lyrata, is a species of fig tree native to western Africa. It can be found naturally from Cameroon west to Sierra Leone and grows most commonly in lowland tropical rainforests. Being a

lowland dweller, this plant is very susceptible to cold temperatures yet it is also a fairly drought tolerant plant and will not tolerate over watering. What was so amazing about the fig I saw in this room was that the tree had grown up from a planter in the corner of the room and had covered every inch of the ceiling, probably espaliered or tied to the structure with wire by the owner of the establishment. The canopy was over a foot thick and the large fiddleshaped leaves were dark green and extremely healthy. This beautiful effect made you feel as if you were dining in a grotto of emerald green leaves that hung down above the dining area of white linen tables and framed the multimillion dollar view of the salty Mediterranean Sea. Knowing how touchy these plants can be indoors in pots, it was interesting to me how healthy this obviously older tree was and how the light it was getting with only direct sun at sunset was perfect for it.These trees are popular in subtropical and tropical gardens and are most commonly grown as houseplants.

Because they are an understory plant or begin their lives as an epiphyte they are typically very light sensitive. Most figs or banyan trees sprout from a seed that germinates in the cracks or crevices of a host tree or on structures like bridges or buildings. Banyan also refers specifically to the Indian banyan or Ficus benghalensis, the national tree of India. Like most fig species, (which includes the common edible fig Ficus carica) banyan trees have fruit that are dependent on small fig wasps for reproduction. And just like other fruiting trees, the seeds are dispersed by fruit loving birds beginning the cycle anew. The name banyan comes from the word banias, or Indian trader, as it was recognized that these trees provided shade for the traders who would sit under them during the heat of the day to do their business. If you look closely at the leaves of Ficus lyrata, you will notice that they resemble the outline of a fiddle, thusly coining the common name fiddle leaf fig. The fruit on these trees is small, green and inedible but the tree if planted in the ground can grow to be quite large.

Once in La Jolla, we transplanted several plants from a house that was to be demolished. In the backyard outside in the full sun there was a very old fiddle leaf fig that had grown quite large. It was interesting to see that most of the outer foliage had sunburn or light damage but the inner leaves where still relatively healthy. The plant had somehow survived with the moisture from the sea air and sun exposure for many years. Being approximately 25 feet tall, we tried to move it unsuccessfully, emphasizing the golden rule that you never try to move a sick or stressed plant. As an indoor houseplant, the fiddle leaf fig can be an amazing addition to your home. Tall ceilings are a good recommendation for this fantastic tree and placement would be best where the light is indirect, the ventilation is good and some cool breezes can move about the foliage. 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, email him at

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JOE MORIS Baby Boomer Peace For many, the word peace has a myriad of interpretations. For me, peace is the feeling you get when you are content. I believe everyone seeks peace. When I speak of the peace I seek, there frequently appears someone or something ready to take what I say to war. Like most of you baby boomers out there reading this, I grew up in the “peace and love” era. What it really turned out to be in the late ‘60s was “piece and love.” Quite a difference because when we weren’t looking for the easy romp there was not a whole lot of peace, what with the Vietnam War and the unrest at home because of it. Those who carried the peace and love placards were always ready to go to war. Not to war against America’s enemies but against fellow Americans with a different idea of the word peace. Unfortunately, we still see it today. I recently confronted someone standing on a street corner with a peace symbol placard. I wanted to discuss the merits of his philosophy and mine. Before we were done his placard was raised high above his head ready to strike. How ironic it would have been to be pummeled with a peace sign. I found my peace a few years ago when I realized I was getting too old to be ambitious again after watching my net worth vanish like

steam from a kettle. I decided life was too short so I chose to divest myself of what I call “golden handcuffs.” We are in such a transitional phase of life now that it is hard to plan for the future. No one knows what their health will be as we creep ever closer to the day of reckoning. How much net worth do we need to cover the gap between insurance and Medicare? Medicare is the political football this season and both sides have plenty of promises, but considering Congress has an approval rating of something like 10 percent, we don’t trust or believe a one of them. Promises are what we get every election cycle, but then all we get are broken ones instead. I personally chose to take the risk of going it solo without a net of insurance. In the course of two years my insurance went from $235 per month to $650 per month. I couldn’t shop around because in the state of California we only get to choose from a few carriers. Because I have preexisting conditions like about 99 percent of the insured, I could not jump from one carrier to the other. Even worse, I saw that a friend of mine’s father contracted dementia/ Alzheimer’s. My friend had to find a home to take care of her father or hire a nurse to stay with him at home. Insurance only covered so much so my friend set out to liquidate her father’s entire net worth that he worked at for more than 70 years. Apparently having a TURN TO BABY BOOMER ON B15


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DRAFTSMAN TABLE Adjustable table top, 39” tall, 42” wide, 30” long. Detachable Utility Tray, metal legs, veneer top $45 (760) 599-9141 4 PIECE OFF WHITE SECTIONAL Excellent Condition, $350, (760) 7532964 DREXEL WALNUT WINDOW SEAT Also Low Corner Cabinet, both $150 (760) 643-1945 HEADBOARD For Single Bed, light blue upholstered in cloth good condition $60 (760) 758-8958 HIGH QUALITY FURNITURE Solid Maple Captainís Chair, $149 (760) 7296044 VALOUR FOOT STOOL Beautiful, 24” by 16”, Mauve. Also Jig Saw Puzzles call for pricing (760) 438-7577 WALNUT COFFEE TABLE Beautiful Scandinavian Design, with shelf and cabinet, 2 ft by 5 ft, 20” high, excellent condition $125.00 (858) 279-5526

Miscellaneous 100 MISC. POST CARDS Collector type, US and Foreign, $15 (760) 845-3024

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CLARINET Excellent Condition with Wood Case, made in USA $100 (619) 277-3961

TED WILLIAMS GLOVE an early 1960’s right hand throw. This fabulous glove is in pristine condition. A rare opportunity for the serious baseball collector at only $59 obo. Please call Shelly at (760) 8094657

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HOLLY HOBBY EMBROIDERIES 2 Handmade framed figures, 12 inches by 15 inches $20 each (760) 295-6061 HOT WHEELS box of fifty hot wheels in original packaging. random models. $40 (760) 726-8491

OLYO’S PIZZA MEMORABILIA Anything considered but would love any pictures or t-shirts (adult size). Wanted for my nephew’s Christmas present! (760) 994-7265

INDOOR BRASS POT 12.5” x 12” with handles. Nice condition. $ 25. (760) 9446460

WANTED Wanted Used Saxophones, flutes, clairnets, any condition, will pay cash. 760-346-9931 (760) 705-0215.

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SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

By Bernice Bede Osol


FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

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In coming months, you are likely to be more fortunate in enterprises that are novel and have pronounced elements of glamour. Even if it’s unfamiliar turf, that’s not a bad thing, and you should do quite well. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — An opportunity might come your way through a very unusual channel. Pay attention if someone with a good track record approaches you with a unique proposition. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you’re negotiating something important, be leery of making unnecessary concessions. You’re in a stronger bargaining position than you may realize. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Even though you might be drawn into a problematical situation not of your own making, after everything and everybody settles down, it could end up being extremely beneficial. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t rush to judgment regarding an idea hatched by your spouse or significant other. After considering other factors, it might not be as outlandish as you first thought. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Owing to your ability to revitalize endeavors that are gasping for life, friends and associates might end up looking on you

as a champion of lost causes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Think twice before rejecting a social invitation to join a gathering that would involve meeting new people. Chances are it will turn out to be an entry into a wonderful, new group. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Lady Luck may take it upon herself to engineer two new, potentially profitable developments for you. Each will be completely different from and unrelated to the other. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Do your best to put your colleagues and playmates at ease. In fact, there could be more than one person with sagging spirits who could use some serious buoying up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Because your upbeat attitude has you seeing orchids where others only see weeds, chances are you’ll be the one who spots a great opportunity that all of your cohorts are missing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Some of your ideas concerning a promising situation are excellent. Now all you need is to have enough belief in your abilities to put your ideas to work. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Because what goes around comes around, you are likely to be rewarded for a previous kindness. Ironically, recompense won’t come from the original recipient. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Even at the expense of shelving an ongoing project, stop and devote some time to getting your latest interest started. Chances are you’ll make more productive headway with this new project.



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debilitating condition will not be 100 percent covered by Medical/Medicare and supplemental insurance until you're flat broke. Needless to say, my friend’s “inheritance” was quickly evaporating. I went to the Social Security office recently because I had to turn in a change of address along with a different bank account to have my check come to. (I took early retirement at 62. To break even with the rate at 66 I would have to live to 80 to break-even after waiting four more years). I walked into the office and it was filled to capacity with people waiting. I saw a sprinkling of older people like me but the majority of people in there were young, not white like me, and with children. I really couldn’t understand why they were all there. I have paid into Social Security my whole life and Social Security is supposed to be a forced savings for use when we retire. But all these young people were seeking benefits and it was so perplexing. I was very confused. I can’t go too deep into this because I have already experienced from previous columns that when I speak of

peace there is always a contingent out there that is ready to go to “war” with me. Don’t give up or get discouraged. Peace means contentment no matter the circumstances and all of us baby boomers should be seeking just that. In an ironic twist, I found my peace by seeking a second home in Mexico. Yes, Mexico. And, oddly enough, they love Americans down there despite all of our rhetoric here at home. There are always bad apples, but a whole country should not be condemned for the acts of a few. If you are lost and unsure of your future send me an email. I would be happy to give you some tips. They may not be perfect but with it and a buck you can get a coffee refill at 7-Eleven. I could be wrong, but I could also be right also. Now go enjoy the rest of summer before the football season starts. If it’s peace you want during a Charger game, turn down the sound or better yet, saunter down to Puerto Vallarta and the little El Torito sports bar and grill in the Romance district downtown. Joe Moris may be contacted at (760) 500-6755 or by email at

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the event. The celebration will include juried original artwork from more than 60 local and regional artists complemented by Taste of Del Mar from 1 to 4 p.m. with culinary creations from 28 Del Mar restaurants. Guests will sip drink specials at select restaurants, stroll with their dogs, listen to live music. Youngsters can join in interactive art activities.

work and busy lives. But this past week my house has been filled with as close to magic as this world allows and I was grateful to have it. I especially want to share this with parents of little ones who feel like they are racing through life with their hair on fire and their energy stores are in the red zone. Hang in there. Such good things are coming your way when you kids turn into wonderful, almost grown-ups who make good conversation and rather appreciate you. Must go now. There are ripe avocados and a kitchen filled with laughter calling my name.

were swiftly stowed away, crumbs were swept up, many hands helped unload the dishwasher and towels were folded. Occasionally I felt like the shoemaker in the fairy tale. I would walk into the kitchen expecting clean-up duty and find it all done. A person could get used to that. Meanwhile, I opened every pore in an effort to absorb all the excess exuberance and joie de vivre they left in their path. I might try running around with empty quart jars, trying to fill them, to inhale later. I’m going to need it when they all fly their sep- Jean Gillette is a freelance writer and arate directions and are mom grinning like a fool. Contact her immersed again in school, at



get married.” Because he had a bad back, he was unable to serve in the war, so they returned to the Woodward’s Cardiff family home, which they shared with 15 others, including Mary Woodward’s in-laws, parents and extended family. “And we only had one bathroom,” Mary said. Eventually, just Mary, Ernest and Corky remained in the home, and Corky has many fond childhood memories of roaming the surrounding canyons and fields. Pointing to a towering Torrey pine on the east side of the property, he shared its origins: “I got that from the canyon where the (Interstate 5) freeway is now,” he said, “nearly 60 years ago.” “It was about this big when I got it,” he said, holding his palms 12-inches apart. Later, indicating a window on the home’s top floor, Corky Woodward said his mom had been known to shoot rabbits



and Gerrit Greve from Cardiff. From Del Mar, where Berchtold lives with her husband and two children, exhibitors include Beyond the Border, Bunnye Meisel and Andrew Lutz. The three-day event will include art, furniture, performances, video-based works, artistic interventions in public art labs and Made in San Diego exhibitions. Participants can meet the artists and purchase any piece

from there, back in the days when there was no one around for miles. Mary Woodward proudly recalled her skills. “I would kill, clean and cook them,” she said, “and we would have fried rabbit and hot, buttered biscuits for dinner.” Her husband, she said, taught her to shoot, and he also taught her the skills she needed to join him as a firefighter for the Forest Service. They were responsible for covering a large swath of county territory, with Mary Woodward sharing the firefighting duties with her husband, including driving the truck and working the fire lines. From an unconventional firefighting job for a woman of that era, to the unique home where she spent most of her adult life, Mary Woodward has cherished memories of her life here. Today, in an area abuzz with new construction and remodeling of older homes, the Woodward water tower residence maintains its roots from Cardiff’s earliest days. that is shown. Exhibits are open Sept. 7 to Sept. 9. A three-day pass is $15 online and $20 at the door. Art San Diego also helps kick off Arts Month San Diego, which will include Discover North County from Sept. 23 to Sept. 30 “I encourage everyone to come down for a staycation,” Berchtold said. “There’s something for everyone in your own backyard.” For more information, Google Art San Diego 2012 or Arts Month San Diego.



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