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Beach & Country Guild readies for annual event By Christina Macone-Greene

With an 8-1 vote, the San Diego City Council awards a 28-year lease to Surf Cup Sports for use of the polo fields, saying polo will continue at the site. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Surf Cup gets polo fields’ lease By Bianca Kaplanek

REGION — Despite the threat of litigation, the San Diego City Council on July 25 granted a 28-year lease to Surf Cup Sports for the 120-acre site on the corner of Via de la Valle and El Camino Real best known as the polo fields. President Sherri Lightner, in whose district the property is located, was the lone dissenter in the 8-1 vote. “Surf Cup Sport’s passion for investing in our youth through sport opportunities is undeniable,” she said after describing herself as a longtime former soccer mom. “Youth sports are very important. “We need to make sure children and youth have a safe and convenient place to practice and play, but we are also responsible for ensuring that it is an appropriate location,” Lightner added. “I can appreciate the frustration of the neighboring homeowners who are dealing with traffic and noise impacts on a regular basis. I do have concerns about this lease and whether this is the right location for Surf. “Despite my strong support for youth soccer I cannot support this,” she said. The property was deeded to the city of San Diego in 1982 as mitigation for open space lost when increased residential development was allowed in the river valley. According to the deed the site was to be used for noncommercial recreational use. In 1986 the Rancho Santa Fe Polo Club, as it was called at the time, entered into a 26-year lease, which expired March

31, 2012. Because the property hadn’t been out to bid for more than two decades, city officials felt doing so was appropriate. Surf has been using the site for soccer practice, games and tournaments since 1992, when the San Diego Polo Club and Brenta Group LLC responded to a request for proposals issued last year. Surf Cup was selected, as it was the only bid deemed “responsive,” according to Tracy Irvin, the city’s supervising property agent from the Real Estate Assets Department. The organization will pay an annual rent of $240,000. The city will also receive 10 percent of all field, stall and arena rental revenue. The base rent will be adjusted every five years, and the rent percentage every 10 years. By comparison, the city received $150,000 and $141,800 in lease income in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Irvin said the polo club, which had been leasing the site on a month-tomonth basis for the past four years, was six months behind in its lease payments. Independent of the lease agreement, Surf Cup agreed to resolve two outstanding environmental code violations and restore the adjacent Coast-to-Crest trail at an estimated cost of $8 million collectively. A Polo Club representative said the organization was deferring improvements until a long-term lease was awarded.

The soccer club also plans to create a traffic mitigation plan. According to a video presented by Surf Cup, the group’s three largest events attract 35,000 visitors who book 23,000 hotel nights, second only to Comic-Con. Surf Cup estimates its overall economic impact to the region is $14 million. The nonprofit has assumed all operational responsibilities since 2012 and spent $1.5 million in the past two years in renovations and maintenance. There are plans to develop and reconfigure the fields to accommodate more players and spectators, add a new equestrian center, restore and build pedestrian trails and public use fields and upgrade the facility for youth polo activities. Representing Surf Cup, Jim Madaffer said there will be no intensification of use and “we fully intend to keep polo at the property.” The number of events is “governed by the health of the grass,” he said. “You can only have so many events on living grass at a time and we’re about at that number right now.” Irvin said the number of cars generated by soccer has remained flat since the mid-1990s. Surf Cup enrollment has also remained fairly steady, with about 1,000 participants annually. The lease, which expires in 2044, allows a maximum of 25 events per year, TURN TO POLO FIELDS ON 16

RSFSD enrollment forecast shows a dip By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The student enrollment numbers for the upcoming school year for R. Roger Rowe may be taking a slight dip compared to last year. Serving as superintendent for her last board meeting on July 14, Lindy Delaney mentioned that the current numbers hovered at 650 to 670. Last year, those student numbers were at 693. Delaney said that the reason for the slight disparity is because they had 82 eighth graders that graduated, and to date, 47 incoming students were signed up for kindergarten. Tradition-

ally, the school sees an uptick of new students during the middle of summer. However, Delaney noted that this year has been quieter than usual. “I did notice this week that it seems like the office is busier and we’ve been handing out some packets,” she said, noting that perhaps people are just now returning from vacation. Delaney described the current student numbers as stable with smaller class sizes being offered. While delivering the numbers, Lindy Delaney, the outgoing district superintendent, reports at her final Delaney estimated that the board meeting on July 14 that the current enrollment numbers at R. largest classroom would be Roger Rowe hovered at 650 to 670. Last year, those student numbers were at 693. File photo

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RANCHO SANTA FE — The Beach & Country Guild is preparing for its 47th Annual Dia Del Sol luncheon soiree slated for Oct. 19 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad. This year, its theme is entitled, “Mystique.” It’s estimated that 250 to 300 guests will be in attendance. The Rancho Santa Fe based nonprofit has been in existence since 1970 and they consider Dia Del Sol as one of its primary fundraisers. Its mistress of ceremonies in previous years and once again this year is television anchor Kimberly Hunt. According to Deanna Murphy, who serves as the publicity chairwoman, their organization’s

pants of our event, giving our guests an incredible opportunity to witness their growth and change over the years,” she said. Murphy went on to say that other program features will include a guest speaker who will provide a deeper understanding about cerebral palsy, stories of empowerment, and how UCPSD changes lives through support, physical therapy, and much more. Over the years, Dia Del Sol has transformed from a charming ladies’ tea to an anticipated event. Murphy describes it as having grassroots beginnings. “Dia Del Sol grew to become a large event that remained, until recent years, hosted at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe. The day began

We take pride in knowing that all funds raised stay right here in San Diego County....” Deanna Murphy Publicity Chairwoman

primary objective and purpose is to raise money to support United Cerebral Palsy San Diego (UCPSD). The efforts of UCPSD afford help and services to those touched by cerebral palsy as well as other disabilities. “We take pride in knowing that all funds raised stay right here in San Diego County, therefore providing significant help in our own backyard, versus being diluted and distributed through a large national organization,” Murphy said. “The Guild is an all-volunteer organization of women whose primary fundraising effort is Dia Del Sol, which began as an at-home ladies luncheon and has now grown to a highly-anticipated annual event that hosts between 250 and 300 guests.” Murphy shared that Dia Del Sol consists of a gourmet lunch punctuated by a silent auction, live auction and fashion show. “The highlight of the event is the children’s fashion show, which features child models affected by cerebral palsy. Many of our models have been longtime partici-

with a guided tour of the home followed by the event’s main festivities,” she said. Murphy added, “Until the final few years at a private residence, the Guild took pride in managing every aspect of the event, including preparing and serving the food at the event.” In recent years, Murphy explained how the venues have transitioned to the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, and now the Park Hyatt. Although the venues have changed, Murphy said that their all-volunteer group still manages as much as possible of the entire event to ensure a maximum net donation to UCPSD. In addition to Dia Del Sol, another fundraiser the Beach & Country Guild takes part in includes Regale in the Ranch, which takes place in the spring. In December, the nonprofit also champions a holiday party. With Dia Del Sol approaching, both first-time and longtime attendees TURN TO GALA ON 16


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Lindy Delaney’s final board meeting ends with emotional thanks By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — While the July board meeting for the Rancho Santa Fe School District handled many business matters, including approving incoming superintendent David Jaffe, the end of the meeting was punctuated with emotion. It was Superintendent Lindy Delaney’s last board meeting. She served as superintendent since 2004 and has been with the district for the last three decades. “It’s my last board meeting, and I’d just like to say thank you to the school boards, past and present, for allowing me to serve this school district. It’s been such a highlight in my life,” said Delaney, choking back the tears. “I’ve loved it. I loved being hired here 30 years ago.” Also present at the board meeting was the district’s attorney, Richard Currier. Delaney thanked Currier and also John Stiker, who served as a former board president, for their encouragement in having her become superintendent. “I didn’t know I could do the job, but you did,” she said, looking at Currier. “You told me I could.” Delaney went on to thank the Education Foundation for all the good work they have done. She believed that their incredible work was one of the things that made the school so very special. She also thanked the subcommittees and all the volunteers whose common goal of doing things together was always for the betterment of the kids. Delaney went on to praise the excellent staff at the school.

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RSF community improvement update “Time Limit” parking ordinances coming to the Village By Christina Macone-Greene

“It’s my last board meeting, and I’d just like to say thank you to the school boards, past and present, for allowing me to serve this school district,” Lindy Delaney said. File photo by Christina

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“They work really hard to provide a great education. They work tirelessly and we know that,” she said. Delaney then wanted everyone to know how wonderful it has been to work with the families and students over the years. “People really care about this community,” she said. Delaney then turned her attention back to Richard Currier and thanked him and his team for their service. “You have been there to protect the district, to protect me, and to protect the Board,” she said. “You guys are great — all the time — and thank you.” Delaney then shared a special thanks to Chief Matt Wellhouser of

the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol. Over the years, they have helped the school stay safe and she appreciated all that they have done for the district. Also at the board meeting was Delaney’s assistant, Sandi Nissel. She mentioned how she told Jaffe that Nissel is one of those irreplaceable kinds of people. “She will take care of you, and she’ll be good to you,” Delaney said. Her closing statement was then aimed at Jaffe. “David, enjoy — I hope you have as great a run as I did,” she said. “I know that the board has approved me for five months (as a special advisor), but you have me forever. I’ll be there to support you and I wish you all the best.”

RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe is working on a number of initiatives for community improvement. Director of planning at the Rancho Santa Fe Association, Tom Farrar, joined the Association nearly six months ago and told the board and its members that he’s learning as much as he can and as fast as he can. He informed to the group the current and foreseeable projects the Association was working on. According to Farrar, the County Board of Supervisors took under advisement and approved the Association’s request to add seven new “Time Limit” parking ordinances in the Village. In a letter addressed to Farrar, the San Diego County Traffic Advisory Committee indicated that when their work schedule permits, they would begin the tasks of sign placement and painted curbing where needed. The goal of this twohour parking expansion

is to help promote more shopping and retail parking spots in the Village. Also discussed were alternative ways to add more parking around the Village. Angle parking renderings were presented in where this could be implemented. One design offered an increase of 32 spaces, and another for 62 spaces, when restriped at various locations. “We have found spaces without interruption of traffic flow,” Farrar said. Next, Farrar discussed the resurfacing of county roads in Rancho Santa Fe. The two roads in the que, he said, were San Elijo and El Camino Del Norte. Farrar also noted how recycled tires were used in the overlay for these pavement projects. The last topic Farrar discussed was the roundabout project. According to Farrar, the estimated completion date for roundabouts was the summer of 2019. The approved three locations included the intersections of Via De La Valle and Paseo Delicias, El Camino Del Norte and Del Dios Highway and El Montevideo, Paseo Delicias and La Valle Plateada.

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RSF school district extends Delaney’s employment By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — A unanimous school board decision has enabled outgoing Rancho Santa Fe School District superintendent Lindy Delaney to stay on for five months longer in an effort to assist the needs of its new superintendent. David Jaffe is serving his new position as superintendent beginning Aug. 1. Jaffe was also present during the meeting. Delaney’s role is to be on hand as a special advisor during this period of transition. Following the approval vote, Delaney thanked the board of trustees for the opportunity to help.

Board member Scott Kahn voiced his point of view. Having recently transitioned from the corporate world, he described this type of a decision as a standard practice to ensure that the outgoing individual can share knowledge to the person entering in. “It’s a gift when you have an outgoing person that’s willing to do that,” he said, acknowledging Delaney. Kahn went on to say that he thought from his own personal transition that it would only take a few months for the new individual to get settled in. However, Kahn said he still gets calls with important inquiries.

“And it’s the things you just never think about,” he said. The opportunity to have someone stay on, Kahn said, means giving a new staff member the opportunity to get mentored, groomed and trained. “I’m absolutely delighted that Lindy is able and willing to provide that,” he said, “And David, I’m really delighted that you understand what’s there for you.” While Kahn knew that Jaffe would be spectacular in his new role, Kahn was pleased that such mentoring was in place so the incoming superintendent could be set up for success. “It’s really great to have

someone running along with you as you’re getting the baton,” Kahn said. He added, “So from my perspective, that’s why I thought this was an absolutely important and essential element in making sure you’re going to be successful.” Board member Mari Ritto pointed out that most districts have assistant superintendents. While the Rancho Santa Fe School District currently doesn’t have one, she thought having Delaney stay on for five additional months as an advisor was a small price to pay to help ensure Jaffe’s success. Board president Tyler Seltzer said that there were some important milestones approaching

Two RSF residents earn distinct honor RANCHO SANTA FE —Corporate Directors Forum is recognizing six San Diego directors, including two Rancho Santa Fe residents, David Hale and Jim Buechler, for their extraordinary contributions to corporate governance at its 26th annual Director of the Year Awards. Hale, Buechler and the other directors will be celebrated as having made significant positive contribution to boardroom success. Hale is the Chair and CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures, and is being honored for his “lifetime contribution to life sciences. Buechler is the Chair and CEO of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. He’s being honored for the “compa-

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nies in transition” category. “Corporate governance in San Diego is truly world class. We’re proud to be honoring this year’s most impactful leaders,” said Jack Yelverton, senior vice president, Aon Corporation and Director of the Year

Co-Chair. “In the current business climate, director leadership is more important than ever,” he added. “To have each of our honorees nominated by their peers as the region’s highest achievers is special and we are

pleased to ensure they receive the recognition they deserve.” The awards will be presented Sept. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla and will celebrate directors who have made a significant positive contribution in the boardroom and behind the scenes. Representing the region’s Fortune 500, fastest growing and most innovative companies. The Director of the Year awards dinner is open to the public with individual tickets and tables of 10 available now. Sponsorships are also available. For tickets and sponsorship information, call (858) 455-7930 or email events@ directorsforum.com.

Community concert series sets new season RANCHO SANTA FE — Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe has booked its fall season stars, and tickets are now available. The group is a nonprofit concert organization, presenting an annual performance series in Rancho Santa Fe. The 2016-17 series will feature monthly performances from October 2016 through February 2017. Tickets may be purchased by mail at P.O. Box 2781, RSF, CA 92067: $225 per adult for the four-concert series, or $75 per single concert. Student (age 1318) tickets will be available for $15 per concert. CCRSF accepts personal checks, Mastercard and Visa. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with food and wine available for purchase. All concerts will take place at the Fellowship Hall at Village Community Presbyterian Church of Rancho Santa Fe, 6225 Paseo Delicias. “Our 2015-16 season was a full house every concert. We are really excited about the coming season and expect it to be even better.” said Gail Kendall, president of Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe. First up is pianist George Bugatti, with “Portraits of America,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Backed by a jazz trio, pianist/singer, Bugat-

performed with the Kharkov State Philharmonic and State Opera Theatre Orchestras and the New York Symphonic Ensemble Orchestra. Community Concerts of RSF is also a sponsor of student programs in support of arts education. Community Concerts is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, email ccrsfmembership@ gmail.com. More information, including video clips, can be viewed at ccrsf.org.

Pianist Alina Kiryayeva will be one of the performers during the new season of the Rancho Santa Fe community concert series. Photo by Anthony Saint James

ti salutes the U.S.A. with songs, as a changing background of America’s most iconic landmarks appear in the background. The Tenore trio will take the stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Tenore was founded by Jill Ann Siemens, also founder of The Tenors (aka The Canadian Tenors). Tenore’s powerhouse vocals are delivered by Mark David Williams, Carlos Santiago-Moreno and David Wise, with swing tenors Arnold Livingston Geis and Gabriel Burrafato. “American Idol” season six finalist, Melinda Doolittle, will bring her style and

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in the coming months and having Delaney on hand would be beneficial. The milestones he shared were the budget and school board election. Seltzer described Delaney as being the single greatest resource that Jaffe could possibly have available at the district. “I think it would be foolish not to make that available for you,” Seltzer said. “Everybody in this room, and every student, wants you to be as successful as possible, so why would we not do anything but give you every possible tool we can think of. And I’m happy to make that available to you.”

District brings back honors reading By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Plans are underway to bring back honors reading and writing courses for middle school students at R. Roger Rowe. Outgoing superintendent Lindy Delaney brought up the topic at her last official school board meeting and the board unanimously agreed on the decision. Also at the July board meeting was incoming superintendent David Jaffe whose start date is Aug 1. “We do have some exceptionally strong readers and writers, and I think that writing should be looked at for the following year because we separate the subject,” Delaney said. “In our writing classes, we traditionally try to keep those around 16 which is a pretty good ratio.” Delaney noted that in these classes students are afforded more one-on-one instruction due to the class size. As Delaney was researching the prospect of bringing honors reading and writing back to the curriculum, she really felt that it would be beneficial to the school. She also cited how middle school principal Garret Corduan was in favor of this. Delaney conveyed to the board that if approved, they have stipend $2,000 for a sixth, seventh and eighth grade teacher to write those curriculums over the remain-

der of the summer break. “So I think it is going to be a good thing for students, and we’d like to ask you to provide it,” she said. Board president Tyler Selzter told Delaney that he thought it was a great idea and appreciated the work she did in researching the options. Seltzer believed that both he and other parents shared a similar viewpoint in that the more the district can push towards excellence with these types of instruction, the better it is for the students. He thought expanding these advanced and honors class options were fantastic. Delaney also interjected that the decision to do this was also discussed with Jaffe beforehand. School board member Scott Kahn mentioned how he thought Jaffe would have additional insight being that he served as principal for Torrey Pines High School. Serving that position for the last few years, he would be aware of the needs for new students enrolling at Torrey Pines or Canyon Crest Academy and this was where many of the kids eventually branched off to. To have the ability to really tailor the curriculum, to make sure that it gets delivered to the right kids so they really excel when they go into those schools, helps them stay a couple steps ahead, Kahn said.

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Opinion&Editorial

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Mired in a bureaucratic morass By Doug Fiske

Despite whiners, top two performed as intended California Focus By Thomas D. Elias

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o back in time six years to 2010, when the “Top Two” primary election system awaited a decision from California voters. Up until then, Republicans could only cast ballots for fellow Republicans in primary elections, while Democrats allowed votes from people who declined to choose a party. But in fall general elections, the many lopsided races in congressional or legislative districts where voter registration is dominated by one party or the other were essentially done deals before any ballots were counted. In Democratic-dominated districts, Republicans had no voice, even if their party put a name on the ballot. The same for Democrats in Republican districts. The result was extremism in both major parties, with extreme liberal Democrats and extreme conservative Republicans virtually guaranteed election, often leaving moderates in both parties essentially unrepresented. The Top Two system ended that. It has often allowed Republicans in Democratic districts to decide which Democrat they prefer in either Sacramento or Washington, D.C., and vice versa. It has forced the majority party in one-sided districts to heed voters in the other party, for the first time in generations. It has basically taken minor parties from the ultra-liberal Greens to the usually conservative-leaning Libertarians off almost all general election ballots. That, in turn, eliminates the possibility of those parties being used to manipulate voters and distort elections, a la what the late Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Cranson did in 1986. Faced with a close race against

tough GOP opponent Ed Zschau, Cranston backers advertised heavily for the previously unknown, extreme conservative American Independent Party candidate Ed Vallen, who took 1.5 percent of the vote in an election Cranston eventually won by just 1.3 percent. Top Two also produced a new reality in California politics, creating a quasi-party within the Democratic spectrum, loosely called “business Democrats,” who vote with their more liberal colleagues on social issues, but often seem a bit like Republicans on money-related items. All this caused little furor for the last six years,

vote for a Democrat, either Harris or Sanchez. That’s happening because those same Republicans were unable to coalesce around a single candidate last spring, instead fracturing their votes among 11 Republicans in a field of 34 Senate candidates. Had Ron Unz or Tom del Beccaro or Phil Wyman or George (Duf) Sundheim drawn support from even one of every five voters, a Republican would be running now. But in a state where Democrats hold a voter registration edge of more than 17 percent, any such Republican would have little chance in the fall against Harris, the leading Demo-

Top Two also produced a new reality in California politics... even though dozens of races for the Legislator and Congress were all-Democrat or all-Republican affairs. But this summer is different, mostly because Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez of Orange County snagged the second spot in the November runoff for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Barbara Boxer since 1992. Without the Top Two system, Sanchez would have finished a distant second to state Attorney General Kamala Harris in a Democratic primary. This would have left Harris with only token November opposition, as no Republican managed more than a fraction of her primary election vote. Minor party officials have griped for years that Top Two deprives their voters of a November election voice. But they will have a general election presence any time their candidates earn it. Similarly, Republicans are whining this summer about the Senate race, where they can either stay home or

cratic vote-getter. Like all other statewide GOP candidates of the last 20 years other than muscleman actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the GOP survivor would have been autumn mincemeat. Not so Sanchez, who now is free to expand her mostly Latino voting base by going after Republican voters dismayed by the likelihood that Harris, part of the San Francisco political establishment that has held almost all major offices in this state for the last six years, might get at least six years in the Senate. It’s up to Sanchez to make those GOP adherents comfortable with her, because they cast well over 25 percent of the primary election votes, enough to make her a credible challenger for Harris if she can attract most of them. That’s what Top Two was designed to do, and it performed this year exactly as advertised. Email Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol.com. For more Elias columns, visit californiafocus.net.

Among the many bonehead moves Encinitas City Councils have made since 2005: Raised employee pensions 35 percent, hired a weasel city manager, bought land and built a park that will cost about $80 million, bought a school site that will cost about $20 million, built a $1.1 million garage at Moonlight Beach, committed to building a lifeguard station that will cost about $6 million, hired a new city manager whose total pay is about $300,000. Given the city’s track record, I thought if I suggested something really easy, the staff and council would quickly get it right. Nope. I started surfing in Encinitas in 1966. Because I wasn’t then a local, I used the “Surfing Guide to Southern California” to find the breaks. I surfed Cardiff Reef, Swami’s and what the guide and locals called Beacon. Sometime after incorporation in 1986, the city erected a sign that named Beacon “Beacon’s.” That disagreed with what I knew, so I looked into the history. I went to the San Diego County Historical Society, and I got microfilm from the California State Library. I found: 1) A 1939/40 Coast and Geodetic Survey nautical chart. It showed seven aeronautical lights from Dana Point to Point Loma. One was on the bluff at 33 degrees 4 minutes north latitude. That spot is now the overlook at the north end of the Beacon parking area. Concrete struts that

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were probably the footing Recreation Director Jim for the light tower are still O’Grady. I showed him the documents. He did his visible there. own research by contact2) A February 26, 1942 ing several sources that Coast Dispatch newspaper got here too late to know notice that read: “Per- the history. He concluded sons desiring to play safe sticking with the wrong against possible blackout name was OK and recomcan find assistance by mended that I gather poplooking for the ray from ular support and appeal to the beacon light in the the City Council. north end of the district. . . I replied it’s the city’s . If the beacon is not light- responsibility to fix its ed at night, do not turn on mistake. No reply from your own light.” Following Brust despite my request. My point: To perpetuthe Pearl Harbor attack, San Diego County institut- ate the error disrespects ed an ordinance that re- the history. It dishonors the memquired periodic blackouts as a safeguard against ory of thousands of air and attacks by sea or air. The sea navigators who used beacon cited in the paper the beacon as a guide, was undoubtedly the Leu- and it especially dishoncadia aeronautical light ors the memory of Leucashown on the C&GS chart. dia residents who looked to the beacon to know 3) A 1948 USGS topo- if they should black out graphical map of Cardiff, their home lights to frusEncinitas and Leucadia. trate attacks by sea or air On the bluff between the during World War II. foot of what was then FulMy larger point: via Street (now Leucadia Our city government is Boulevard), but closer to dysfunctional. They get the foot of Jasper Street, the big and little things the map showed a tiny cir- wrong. They can’t even fix a cle it labeled “Beacon.” It had to be the C&GS aero- simple mistake. They’re mired in a nautical light the Coast Dispatch called a beacon. self-serving bureaucratic In mid-2013, I showed morass. Our city governthe surfing guide and ment needs creative disthe other documents to ruption. then-Mayor Teresa Barth We need clear thinkand then-parks and rec- ing and decisive action reation leaders. They that represents the majoracknowledged the docu- ity of residents. There are three ways ments’ accuracy but took no action to correct the to be heard by city staff and council: winning lawcity’s naming error. Enter City Manager suits (Cummins, Stern), Karen Brust. She correct- ballot initiatives (Prop A) ly named Beacon Beach in and mass uprisings (720 her newsletters. I emailed Balour Drive, Cardiff Rail her, attached my docu- Trail). Otherwise, resiments summary, copied dents get stonewalled. the council and asked Maybe that will change Brust to correct the sign come November. and city records. She passed the buck Doug Fiske lives near Beato then-acting Parks and con Beach in Leucadia.

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summer adventure out of North County could be cheaper than you think. Last weekend, I finally had some time to take a day trip I’ve always wanted to make — San Clemente. A small coastal town in south Orange County, San Clemente is home to three fantastic craft breweries (Artifex, Left Coast and Pizza Port), and accessible by rail. I’ve been meaning to take the train up from Carlsbad for some beer tasting with a friend, but it’s about $30 for a round trip Amtrak ticket on weekdays. Not that great of a deal, considering I could drive up and spend less in gas. Weekends, however, are far more inexpensive. Metrolink, a Southern California commuter rail agency, offers a $10 weekend pass across its network, which stretches from Oceanside (Oceanside Transit Center) to downtown Los Angeles (Union Station). Passengers can take as many stops as they’d like, all using the same ticket; trains leaving Oceanside leave as early as 8:15 a.m. and as late as 5:36 p.m. I previously attempted to take the Metrolink this winter for a trip to LA, but missed my train due to a long line to purchase tickets at a ticket kiosk. Little did I know I could have downloaded the Metrolink phone app for free, and made my purchase quickly and easily. Upon boarding my

train, I was surprised at the number of people I saw — particularly families with young children, departing for a short trip up north. I guess the word’s gotten out about this great weekend deal. From Oceanside, it’s only a 20-minute ride to the San Clemente Pier station, which saddles the coast. Departing the train, I was immediately enthralled by the number of happy beach goers, enjoying the great weather and summertime fun. Everyone seemed to be swimming, surfing, and playing beach games. It reminded me of an old trip I took to northern coastal Spain, to a small resort village near the French border. I could have stayed in that moment forever. It was a perfect day. We took my friend’s car to visit the breweries (she drove from LA), but Pizza Port — San Clemente is walkable from the train station, about a 15-minute walk. For craft beer enthusiasts, I recommend the Jon Solo IPA at Pizza Port, the Trigger Finger West Coast IPA at Artifex, and the Nuclear Chi Chis Grapefruit Session IPA at Left Coast. Next time, I think I’ll take the Metrolink up to San Juan Capistrano — the train station is a block away from Mission San Juan Capistrano, which I’ve always wanted to visit, and some other interesting sites as well. For a $10 roundtrip, it’s a great deal for North County residents, no matter where you go. For your next summer adventure, avoid the traffic, paid parking, and travel hassles, and take the Metrolink there! Vince Vasquez is an economist based in Torrey Pines. He is a Carlsbad resident.

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Grunion season promises another month of slippery silver fish By Promise Yee

REGION — The grunion season, which lasts from March to August, looks to hold a month of promising hand fishing this year. Grunion are slippery, silver fish that swim onto the wet beach sand by the hundreds to lay their eggs. They are a magnificent natural wonder to see, but there are specific rules about catching them. While they come to shore for six months, the open season to catch them is in March, and June through August. The months of April and May are a closed observation period. For those two months volunteer “grunion greeters” record information on the fish for NOAA and other science research. Grunion swim onto the beach to spawn four nights after the full moon, and four nights after the new moon. During open season they must be caught by hand. No dug holes, nets or traps can be used, which actually makes catching them that much more fun. Since fishing occurs at night it is recommended that fishers bring a flashlight. A catch bucket is also suggested. People over the age of 16 that “hunt” for grunion must have a fishing license. Kids under 16 do not need a license to fish. Grunion frequent most local

A grunion spawns on a San Diego beach. The upcoming grunion runs are expected to begin Aug. 2. Courtesy photo

beaches. Oceanside lifeguards say a popular grunion hunting spot is Harbor Beach in Oceanside, during high tide. Most people catch grunion and use them for bait, but the fish are edible, too. Suggestions for those who want to eat their catch is to scale and gut the fish, then cook them for two to three minutes on each side until brown. Grunion can also be grilled by coating them in oil and wrapping them in a foil packet. Serving suggestions are to

squeeze lemon over the cooked fish and eat, or use the meat in a fish taco. According to California Fish and Wildlife upcoming grunion runs are expected Aug. 2 through Aug. 5, and Aug. 18 to Aug. 20. Grunion runs last around two hours. The Aug. 2 run is estimated to start at 9:30 p.m., and begin an additional 40 minutes later each night thereafter. On Aug. 18 the run is estimated to start at 9:50 p.m., and be an added 40 minutes later each following night.

Oceanside Pokéstops good for some businesses By Promise Yee

OCEANSIDE — Ed Gonsalves, owner of Oceanside Pier Bait Shop, said this summer has been the busiest ever. He said there is a flood of visitors stopping in at the bait shop, and after hours hundreds continue to gather on the pier. While the scenic beaches and great restaurants draw most visitors, another pull for after-hours crowds is Pokéstop hot spots in Oceanside, which include the bait shop. “At night there are hundreds, I would say thousands on the pier,” Gonsalves said. “It’s been my craziest summer. I hope it continues. We’ve been closing the door on people (when we shut down for the night), that’s how busy we’ve been.” The California Welcome Center, which houses Visit Oceanside, is well aware of the Pokémon Go phenomenon. The welcome center now has a “Pokémon players welcome” sign on its door, after staff found out it is a Pokéstop location. Pokémon Go is a mobile game application that encourages players who are called “trainers” to walk around town to find and capture tools, and build an army of Pokémon

Michelle Martini-Brown, Visit Oceanside business development manager, is about to capture a Pokémon monster at the California Welcome Center. Oceanside has scores on Pokestops for players. Photo by Promise

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to battle rival teams in gym locations. The game mixes the imaginary Pokémon world with real-time Google maps. As a bit of background, players gains strength by building their army of Pokémon, and gaining “experience points.” Pokéstops and gyms are real life locations where gamers can capture Pokémon or battle, and Oceanside is rich with them. Michelle Martini-Brown, Visit Oceanside business development manager, demonstrated how to capture a Pokémon at the welcome center. She has also written a blog on Oceanside’s hot spots, which include the pier and mission. Martini-Brown said staff and volunteers first caught on that the welcome center was a Pokéstop when they noticed people gathered outside looking at their cell phones. “Pokéstops are placed at almost every tourist stop and

some even offer additional information when you tap on the name,” Martini-Brown said. She added that she even learned about offbeat public art and unique historical facts in Oceanside by playing. Locations of Pokéstops and gyms are deemed by the game’s creators, with a courtesy notice to be respectful of locations and whether they welcome gamers. On Oceanside Pier it did not take long to notice people with their eyes glued to their phones catching Pokémon. James Dozier, of Moreno Valley, was there with his daughters. He said he got into gaming to spend more time with family and to get out and exercise. Dozier was wearing a red Pokémon shirt, which identifies him as a member of Team Valor. He said his older daughter Trinity is on Team Mystic, which adds an element of healthy competition. Team Valor, Team Mystic and Team Instinct battle each

other when they get to a gym location, such as Ruby’s Diner at the end of the pier. In brief, if you arrive at a gym and a like team member is there you can train your Pokémon for future battles. If a rival team trainer is at a gym, and you are have reached playing level 5, you can go into battle with your army of Pokémon. A team can claim they are in charge of a gym, and team players can leave a Pokémon there to guard it. Cerina DeSouza, Visit Oceanside director of marketing and communications, said Pokémon Go gaming has really been a boon to the tourist industry. Gonsalves said the Pokémon craze brings a nice crowd of families, middle-age adults and kids to Oceanside’s pier and downtown. He added he does not know the direct impact, but estimates his business is up 10 percent from last year.


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Sam Abed endorses Gaspar in supervisor race Close, but no cigar By Aaron Burgin

REGION — Escondido Mayor and former Board of Supervisors candidate Sam Abed has endorsed his former opponent, Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar, in the Nov. 8 election. Gaspar is running against incumbent Dist. 3 Supervisor Dave Roberts after the two emerged from the three-candidate June 7 primary election and will face each other in a runoff. Abed announced the endorsement Tuesday in a news release. “I am endorsing Kristin Gaspar because she is committed to good fiscal management for San Diego County, will protect the taxpayers’ interests, and restore trust in the office of Supervisor,” Abed said. Abed took a shot at Roberts, whose 2015 office scandal and county policy violations prompted his en-

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AUG. 5 PALOMAR STARTS SOON Palomar College Fall semester classes begin Aug. 22. Enrollment is open through the beginning of the semester. Many classes can be transferred to UC, CSU and private universities. Eight-week Fast Track classes begin in August and October, and the 12-week session classes start two to four weeks after the beginning of the semester. View the class schedule and register at palomar.edu/schedule. AUG. 6 CASH MOB Encinitas For-Benefit and Engage Encinitas invite you a Cash Mob six small businesses from 11 am to 1 pm Aug. 6 at Sunshine Gardens, 155 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Visit the resident goats and koi, taste olive oils, pick up the tips to keep your garden going naturally. CAR SHOW AND CHILI Be sure to cruise the classic car show, Rides & Roadsters, noon to 4 p.m. at the Seaside Concert area Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. You’ll find cherry rides and free chili samples at the Western Regional Chili Cookoff. REGATTA TIME Sail on over to the Oceanside Yacht Club Charity Regatta to benefit The Elizabeth Hospice Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, at 1950 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside. For more in formation, visit oceansideyc. net or contact OYC at (760) 722-5751. AUG. 7 RANCHO FARMERS MARKET Farm-to-table and more at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market, every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 16079 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe, in the Del Rayo Village Center. For more information, visit ranchosantafefarmersmarket.com.

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try into the race. “Roberts abused the taxpayers, used his office to advance himself politically, and he’s refused to take responsibility for the more than $300,000 in settlements taxpayers have had to pay because of his personal behavior,” Abed said. While the endorsement does not a surprise

— both Gaspar and Abed are Republicans — the announcement signals that he and Gaspar have smoothed over their relationship after a rocky primary in which both candidates traded sharp barbs at one another in debates and forums. Gaspar accepted the endorsement in a statement included in Abed’s

REVVED UP FOR ROD RUN The 27th annual Vista Rod will be held Aug. 7 on Indiana Street between Broadway and Main Street, Vista. See an estimated 350 Domestic and Import Pre74 vehicles and specialty vehicles, 30 judged awards, music and vendors. The Rod Run is pride of ownership, bragging rights and friendly competition amongst serious collectors.

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AUG. 9 SUMMER AFTERNOONS Country Friends invite residents of Rancho Santa Fe to family-friendly afternoons to celebrate summer from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Country Friends’ courtyard, 6030 El Tordo, and an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at La Flecha House, 6036 La Flecha. Learn about the history and significance of Rancho Santa Fe and Lillian Rice’s first Village residence, La Flecha House. DESIGN AND HISTORY San Dieguito Heritage Museum hosts biographer and historian Diane Welch at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 in its summer speaker series. Welch, the official biographer for Lilian J. Rice, will speak on “The Life and Times of Lilian J. Rice, Master Architect” at 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. For more in formation, call (760) 6329711 or visit sdheritagemuseum@gmail.com. BE A HERO Scripps Health and Be The Match are looking for potential bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell donors for a registry to help patients with life-threatening blood cancers and other blood diseases. Adults 18 to 44 who are in good health and willing to donate are invited to the Be The Match Registry, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 9, at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. SECOND TUESDAY READ Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to the 2nd Tuesday Book Club at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. This month’s selection is “There’s Something I Want You to Do” by Charles Bax-

AUG. 10 GATHERING OF FRIENDS The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group, for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities, will have dinner at Benihana Restaurant, Carlsbad Aug. 10 and attend the Del Mar Races, Del Mar on Aug. 11. Reservations are required at (858) 6744324.

news release. “Sam Abed has been a strong voice for conservative principles as mayor of Escondido,” Gaspar said. “He’s helped usher the city into an era of sound fiscal management and growth, while maintaining balanced budgets and creating new jobs. I appreciate his support and look forward to working with him to continue to push sound fiscal policy for the region.” “Clearly Sam Abed is focused on his political future in the Republican Party with his support of Republican Kristin Gaspar who has endorsed Donald Trump,” said Roberts. “I am focused on delivering results for the people of my district in a bipartisan manner and will continue to work with Mayor Abed to solve problems with real solutions.”

LOOKING BACK The Computer-Oriented Genealogy Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 9 in Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. Jill Scott will speak on, “Seeing is Believing: Bring Your Story to Life with Photos.” For more information call (760) 9678635, email paulineb@cox. net, or visit nsdcgs.org.

AUG. 11 GET HEALTHY The North County Health & Wellness Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, 300 N. Coast Highway, sponsored by Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente and Allie’s Party Rentals. Receive information, meet a new health specialist, take advantage of free screenings and to learn more about healthy living. The fair runs concurrently with the Downtown Farmer Market. For more information visit NCHealthFair.com. MARK THE CALENDAR JAPAN FESTIVAL Celebrate the Sister City relationship between Encinitas and Amakusa, Japan at the Japan Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. For more information, visit encinitaslibfriends.org. TASTE OF DEL MAR Tickets are available now for the Taste of Del Mar Sept. 8. in the Del Mar Village. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit visitdelmarvillage.com.

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I’d really rather not. My son and new bride went to some trouble to relocate to Southern California from the East Coast. Everyone believes I am thrilled to have him so much closer. I dare not tell them that I preferred flying to Boston for a visit, rather than make the two-plus hour drive on the 405 to their current Santa Monica abode. I will always love Boston. I will never love L.A. I’d rather chew glass than make that drive, but feel equally miserable and guilty asking them to drive south. I have made the drive, and will no doubt make it again, but it is not a great way to start a pleasant visit. My newest plan was to figure out how to get there by train. I scrutinized the routes and figured out a reasonably manageable itinerary I could manage. Then I realized it would cost me $60 round trip plus another $10 to $20 for a ride from Union Station to their apartment. Yes, I could make them pick me up, but I hate asking anyone to suffer L.A. traffic. And yes, it is cheaper than a flight to Boston, but somehow it seems dreadfully expensive, for distance traveled. My perspective is warped by drivTURN TO SMALL TALK ON 16

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Popular historic Encinitas bus tour returns By Aaron Burgin

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas Preservation Association is once again offering two bus tours of more than 60 historic points of interest in Encinitas’ five communities to raise money for the preservation of the iconic boat houses on 3rd Street. The tours will take place on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. It is $45 per person and includes lunch at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. The tour bus will depart promptly at 9 a.m. from the parking lot at Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. “The proceeds from the ticket sales will help to pre- The Encinitas Preservation Association is once again offering two bus tours of more than 60 historic points TURN TO BUS TOUR ON 17

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Carlsbad’s ViaSat to provide Internet services for Air Force One By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — ViaSat is taking its Internet services to the next level. The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded the Carlsbad-based company a contract to provide global in-flight broadband and communication services, ViaSat announced on Monday. In short, the company’s critically acclaimed wireless Internet will be on board Air Force One, the plane of the president of the United States. “We are honored and proud to be supporting the senior leadership of our nation as they will look to our in-flight broadband and communications solutions to stay connected when on Air Force One and other senior leader aircraft,” ViaSat Senior Vice President Ken Peterman said. “This is a truly significant accomplishment and it has been a long journey that started with a vision and challenge to design and build a dual-band terminal in record time. The tireless efforts of our team to build the networks, terminals and bring to market this monumental capability gives us all a sense of tremendous pride. In its statement, ViaSat said the service enables “a Situation Room in the sky” experience — with the ability to use the in-flight broadband connection to stream full-motion high-definition video for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), en-route Command and Control (C2) and Search and Rescue (S&R) missions; maintain two-way communications through HD video conference calling or voice over internet protocol calls; access real-time intelligence and other location-based, live-sensor data for critical decision-making and more. Of course, landing a contract this prestigious raises the company’s public profile, which is not lost on Peterman. “Supporting the U.S. President and senior leadership is an incredible opportunity; it validates our service and technology capabilities as the best you can have,” he added. “ViaSat is the only Internet service provider currently capable of meeting the Senior Leader in-flight broadband service requirements.” Peterman said ViaSat’s unique broadband capabilities, reliability and real-time network, among other qualities, is what set the company apart from the competition.

He touted the Ka/Ku network for seamless experiences as another reason ViaSat landed the deal. In its release, ViaSat said a key enabler to delivering this global in-flight broadband connectivity is that it offers a field-proven, certified, hybrid Ku-/Ka-band system, which will keep government aircraft connected to ViaSat’s best available satellite network. The hybrid terminal and radome enables automatic in-flight network switching across Ku- and Ka-band satellite networks for an advanced “global roaming capability.” “ViaSat offers a unique broadband solution to the international in-flight market – whether for government or consumer use,” Peterman explained. “For the U.S. government, we are able to deliver a reliable global in-flight broadband system with real-time network visualization, management and control; expanding cyber defense capabilities; a fully operational high throughout Ka-band network that supports airborne mobility; and an advanced hybrid Ka/Ku network for seamless, high assurance user experiences. These factors coupled with DISA’s prior experience and working knowledge of the ViaSat equipment made ViaSat stand out. According to DISA, the face value of this award is $33,052,330 funded by fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funding. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $73,217,722. The synopsis/notice of intent was posted on the Federal Business Opportunities webpage. The period of performance runs through May 31, 2017, with two six-month option periods. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity. In addition, Peterman said landing a deal of this scope will give the company added credibility with commercial consumers and potential customers. “This award is a proof point to the quality of product and service ViaSat delivers,” he said. “Being given a solesource award is a testament to our global satellite communications network and we anticipate it will lead to new opportunities across varying markets, from residential and enterprise to commercial air and maritime.”


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Skater Girl, starring the Carlsbad English Bulldog Maggie, is the latest wine creation of the Coomber Family, now available in many wine shops and restaurants in San Diego. Photo by Frank Mangio

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rom the wine entrepreneurs that gave us Coomber Family Wines, a fast rising premium brand of vintners collection varietals from the Central Coast and Napa Valley, now brings us Skater Girl, with a 7-year-old English Bulldog named Maggie, with “a lot more than just a pretty face.� Skip and Maureen Coomber, seeing success with their original brands of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet in the higher end market, with a link to contributing a portion of sales to various animal rescue shelters, looked to

their love of animals for inspiration to the next level of winemaking. For seven years, they laughed and had fun with their skate boarding Maggie. “We wanted to create a fun, everyday brand of wines that were easy to drink, had great value and honor our talented Maggie,� Coomber explained. I asked about how he was able to teach Maggie to ride a skateboard. “Bulldogs have a thing about the sound of wheels. She would run around the board after one of our family had pushed it, then want to jump on, then push on it, eventually learning how to ride it. She loves to have an audience. Well, she has one now. We submitted a video of Maggie to You-Tube and it went viral. It was played on the big screen at last year’s KAABOO Festival in Del Mar and the audience

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ne of my long-standing questions on episodes of the Lick the Plate radio show is what my guest’s last supper would be. They get a starter, a main and dessert for their last meal on Earth. My starter changed recently to the Albacore Crudo with avocado, kiwi, red onion, Fresno chili, Thai basil & ginger-lime syrup from Executive Chef Jordan Beall at PrepKitchen in Del Mar. It’s a perfectly light, flavorful and fresh way to start a meal. Just in case you are curious, my main is steadfast with the beauty of a rib eye from Gene & Georgetti in Chicago and my dessert would be any homemade pie from my sister Maryanne. Besides that amazing starter, the Caesar salad at PrepKitchen was more than enough for two and they encouraged the baby romaine to be eaten as a finger food, and oh boy, was it good. I also had the whole chicken fried trout with coleslaw, sauce gribiche, charred lemon dill and watercress and loved it. The Fusilli Bolognese with beef, pancetta, tomato, porcini, rosemary and Parmigiano-Reggiano was a standout as well. I had a conversation with Beall recently to learn more about his influences and style.

You were born in Oceanside and moved up north to the bay area, what do you think of the recent culinary resurgence in Oceanside? I think that what’s happening to our part of Southern California, as a whole is really amazing. In such a short time our cities have really boomed in the culinary field. I think Oceanside has plenty of room to grow still and I

Jordan Beall is the executive chef of PrepKitchen in Del Mar.

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am really looking forward Where did you land when to see what new talent and you graduated? After graduating I food comes up. landed my first job at PrepWhat was your first restau- Kitchen’s mother restaurant gig, and did that influ- rant Whisknladle. Started ence your decision to make as a morning Garde Manit a career? ger cook and over time My first cooking job slowly moved up the line; was at Campo di Bocce in started working nights and Livermore, Calif., at 15 eventually became one of years old. It was supposed the opening sous chefs for to just be a summer part- our Little Italy location. I time gig that turned into have been the executive a full-time job. I continued chef of PrepKitchen Del working there while still Mar for about a year and a going to school as well. half now. When my Chef Michael Now that you are running Wogen saw potential in the kitchen at PrepKitchen me, he suggested I look Del Mar, how would you into going to the CIA (Culi- describe your style? nary Institute of America). Having been here for I doubled up on my school- some time now I think it work and graduated a year is still hard to say what early and got accepted to my specific style of cookthe CIA. Culinary school at CIA in Hyde Park, NY sounds amazing. What was that experience like? It was a culinary experience unlike any other, that I will never forget. It was amazing to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. Everyone on that campus shared a love for food, wine, etc. The campus was absolutely gorgeous, too, being tucked away in a small corner right off of the Hudson River. Definitely need to make a trip back to visit.

ing would be. Ultimately I would say I like simple and comforting food. Trying not to alter ingredients too much to let the food speak for itself, especially in San Diego we are blessed to have so much awesome food to choose from. It’s an old, but, good saying, “K.I.S.S. Keep it simple stupid.� Besides the two dishes I was gushing about above, what are some of your favorites on the current menu? Two of my favorite items on the menu would probably have to be the charred bone marrow, with TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 16

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astern Canada’s confusing geography has us looking at the map every night to see exactly where we’re going. We’re traveling down the St. Lawrence River, which means we’re heading northeast, but we aren’t cruising as the crow flies. Our ship, Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavor, is zigzagging its way from Quebec City to St. John’s, Newfoundland. And then suddenly, we’re in France — or perhaps more accurately, on French soil. We dock at Saint Pierre, the only town on the island of the same name and its neighbor island, Miquelon (St-Pierre et Miquelon), which sit off the southern coast of Newfoundland. The islands are an “overseas collectivity” that belongs to France, like French Polynesia and San Martin in the Lesser Antilles. How Saint Pierre and Miquelon became the last piece of New France in Canada not ceded to Britain is a story that includes many contentious encounters between the French and British that occurred over a couple of centuries. The

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Even the fence posts are decked out in costume during Mi-Careme (which means mid-Lent), the Acadian celebration halfway through Lent that aims to provide relief from somber moods and sacrifice. These figures stand near Le Centre de la Mi-Careme, a museum in Cheticamp that works to educate others about the tradition. Mi-Careme has been celebrated in European communities since the Middle Ages, but the Beautiful scenery abounds in and around Cheticamp, an island of Acadian culture on Cape Breton, New- exact origin is unknown. Photo by Jerry Ondash foundland. Photo by Jerry Ondash

conflicts generally didn’t end well for the French — except for these islands, which the British returned to France in the 1814 Treaty of Paris. Today the residents speak French, use Euros, and pay taxes to and receive subsidies from France. The much smaller of the two islands, Saint Pierre is home to most of the 6,000-plus residents. We begin our visit there with a cross-county hike through rolling hills, rocky countryside and spongy, verdant meadows dotted with glacial ponds and the season’s earliest wildflowers. At the end of the trail,

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we discover a movie-worthy deserted beach and a bank of massive boulders — a magnet for the kids and the more agile adults. Those who climbed the rocky pile find a 5-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary, standing guard over the North Atlantic. Our bus tour the next morning takes us around the island’s only town, and we learn what it’s like living in an isolated place far from the mother country. Many residents are fisherman and can work only half the year, so they are subsidized during the frigid months by France at about 85 percent of their salaries. And students, who

must leave the islands for college, receive money for transportation (there is an airport) and for at least one trip home each year. Free schooling begins at age 2. On another day, we visit a second town built on French tradition and located on the northwest coast of Cape Breton (Nova Scotia). Cheticamp, population slightly less than 4,000, is “an island of Acadian culture surrounded the British, Irish and Scottish,” our guide says, “but we all get along.” Acadians are descendants of eastern Canada’s early French settlers and have always been the country’s minority group.

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Beautiful trails are the reward for those who visit out-of-the-way Saint Pierre, off the coast of Newfoundland. The island is an “overseas collectivity” that belongs to France, where French is the first language and the Euro is the currency. Courtesy photo

(As an aside, Cape Breton’s population of 98,000 is shrinking, and some are marketing the area as a haven for those who threaten to relocate to Canada if Donald Trump is elected president. “Yes, the weather is cold,” the pitch goes, “but we have free health care, beautiful scenery, and we welcome all kinds.”) Cheticamp has worked hard to preserve their Acadian culture — the music, art, food, and an annual cel ebration called Mi-Careme. This  tradition is one of partying for one day halfway  Lent as a way to through relief from the 40 provide days of somber mood and sacrifice. Participants, of course, want to remain anonymous; thus arose the custom of donning costumes and masks. Mi-Careme has, not sur-

prisingly, grown to a weeklong celebration, and the town has built Le Centre de la Mi-Careme to educate others about this tradition. Our day in Cheticamp ends with food, drink and music at the Le Gabriel family restaurant, where we listen to local musicians, and residents and cruise passengers dance into the early evening together. The Mighty St. Lawrence” cruise, offered by Adventure Canada, has been named by National Geographic as one of its “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” Visit adventurecanada.com. For more photos, visit facebook.com /elouise.ondash. E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash@ coastnewsgroup.com


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Brian Setzer still strutting his rockabilly style By Alan Sculley

Brian Setzer looks back at his career and knows he’s defied the odds. Forget for a moment that the vast majority of solo artists and bands never get to record albums or tour. Setzer made it originally as singer/guitarist/songwriter of the Stray Cats playing a style of music that hadn’t been on the charts in decades — rockabilly. “If you think about it, I’ve gotten pretty lucky with it, being that it was never even popular in the ‘50s,” Setzer said in a phone interview. “But that I actually got it out of my garage is a pretty big deal.” The Stray Cats weren’t playing the kind of ‘50s rock and roll that turned the likes of Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry into stars. This was raw, caffeinated rockabilly in the vein of Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent, artists whose success was far more limited than the likes of Presley, Berry or Jerry Lee Lewis. Yet, the Stray Cats came roaring out of the blocks in America in 1982 with “Built for Speed” (which combined songs from the trio’s first two British albums) and saw the album reach number two on “Billboard” magazine’s album chart and the singles “Rock This Town” and “Stray Cat Strut” go top 10 on the pop chart. In the mid-1990s, Setzer caught a second wave of major success with his 17-piece big band, the Brian Setzer Orchestra. The group’s third album, 1998’s “The Dirty Boogie,” went top 10 behind the popular cover of the Louis Pri-

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but before then, he is returning to his rockabilly roots, playing a few dates with his newest band, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot. Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot expands the Stray Cats’ guitar-bassdrums format to a quartet, with Setzer joined by Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). The group’s first album, “Rockabilly Riot! All Original,” was released in fall 2014. It’s a lively and accomplished affair,

AUG. 5 SUMMER ART Coastal Artists’ new exhibit Summer “Artsplash ‘16” will be held at La Vida Del Mar from Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, free and open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. An opening reception will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at La Vida Del Mar, 850 Del Mar Downs Road, Solana Beach. For more information, call (858) 755-1224, visit coastal-artists.org or email coastalartists@outlook.com. ‘FIDDLER’ AT PLAYHOUSE Carlsbad Community Theatre presents “Fiddler on the Roof” Aug. 5 through Aug. 14 with a gala performance Aug. 5 at the Avo Playhouse, 330 Main St., Vista. Times and tickets are available online at carlsbadcommunitytheatre.com, by email at info@carlsbadcommunitytheatre.com or by phone at (760) 931-8709. CONCERT IN THE PARK Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks presents Western Centuries with The Bedbreakers from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at Calavera Hills Community Park, 2997 Glasgow Drive,

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Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot is performing at the Del Mar Racetrack Aug. 6. Photo by Russ Harrington

ma classic, “Jump, Jive and Wail.” Considering the expense of taking such a large ensemble on the road, Setzer felt he once again beat the odds. “There’s no way it should have worked. There’s no way,” Setzer said. “You gotta think about taking a big band out (on tour), what was popular in ’93? Grunge, it was Kurt Cobain. I mean, there’s no way that thing should have gotten off the ground, especially with 17 people. It’s ridiculous. I just knew it was so good musically. It just

moved me. And I thought, if I can play it, I’m going to do it. “It was like a toddler wobbling, come on, you can make it,” he said. “And it just kept growing and growing…And yeah, I’ve got it to the point where a lot of people come out to see it and I can swing it.” In all, the Brian Setzer Orchestra has released seven studio albums, plus three Christmas releases between 1994 and 2010. Setzer will take the Orchestra on its annual holiday tour this fall,

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Carlsbad’s Leo Carrillo Ranch attracts visitors By Christina Macone-Greene

CARLSBAD — Considered a hidden gem in Carlsbad, Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is a California registered historical landmark that offers a cultural and educational experience for visitors making it a leading tourist attraction. For those who live in Carlsbad, its neighboring communities, or beyond, visitors enjoy the welcome of roaming peacocks, serene landscape, and handcrafted adobe buildings that punctuate a Spanish-style ranch. Those who operate and oversee Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park have been commended for maintaining its historical integrity since opening its doors to the public in 2003. Behind the scenes, Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc., have worked diligently to make what the destination is today. Their efforts have spanned years — affording visitors a glimpse into the past, present, and future through outreach, educational opportunities and community service. John E. Rodenhausen, current president of the board of direc-

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Carlsbad. Information about what to bring and what not to bring is available at carlsbadca.gov/ arts. Shuttle service operates between 4:30 and 9 p.m. from Sage Creek High School, 3900 Cannon Road. IN FLIGHT An opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5, will launch a free art exhibit of 25 metal bird sculptures by local metalwork artist Paul Weber, Aug. 6 through Aug. 21 at the Buena Vista Audubon Center, 2202 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. For more information, contact Kelly Deveney at bvlagoon@gmail. com, call (760) 439-2473 or visit bvaudubon.org. AUG. 6 AMERICAN ROOTS Come to the Sunshine Brooks Theatre at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 for the American Roots show, featuring Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers and Wish & the Well‘s Corey Leal, Cheyne Dolly and Dillon Casey, at 217 N. Coast Highway 101. Tickets $20 at oceansidetheatre.org/. PAW MASTER CLASSES The Performing Arts Workshop is offering several summer Master Classes through Aug. 17. Mikeal Villela, member of San Diego’s leading contemporary jazz dance company, Unity Dance Ensemble, will lead a Contemporary dance session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at 1465 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. Single class fee is $25 or five classes for $100. For more information and to register, visit dancepaw.com or contact pawencinitas@live.com.

tors of Friends of Carrillo Ranch, shared that the early vision of this now historical locale was originally built by Leo Carrillo, a Hollywood celebrity and preservationist. Carrillo purchased 2,800 acres back in 1937 and often hosted private parties for his friends from the Old Hollywood era. Today, a walking tour through the adobe buildings highlights particular artifacts, historical Leo Carrillo photographs, and more. Rodenhausen shared that there are literally more than 100,000 photos and artifacts in their archives that bring Carrillo’s story to life. Guests also get a glimpse of the Ranch during special fundraising events such as the upcoming “Dinner & Movie Night” slated for Aug. 12. When the city of Carlsbad took the reins of this 27-acre destination, its focus in preserving Carrillo’s “Rancho de los Quiotes” was unwavering. Rodenhausen explained that in 1990, Alan Kindle, a Carlsbad resident championed the efforts and established a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit educational corporation called the Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc.

per adult (includes 2 kids under 18). Projects for all ages will offer inspiration, or bring your own ideas/ work-in-progress and enjoy the group’s collaborative energy. Register online at oma-online.org/ calendar/ or call (760) 4353721. OCEANSIDE FILM FEST Oceanside International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet Aug. 7 through Aug. 14. The organizers from Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation have put together a program of 60 films. Red carpet celebrations Aug. 7 will include a screening of 2016 winner “Keep In Touch,” plus a big-screen presentation of this summer’s final episode of “Animal Kingdom” with its producers present at OIFF on Aug. 12. GET READY FOR GOSPEL Bishop John W. Haynes & Change will perform at the Encinitas Friends of the free Library First Sunday series at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. PERFECT THE DANCE Join the Masters Modern dance class at The Performing Arts Workshop with Sadie Weinberg 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at 1465 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. Single class fee is $25 or five classes for $100. For more information and to register, visit dancepaw.com or contact pawencinitas@live.com.

AUG. 8 HOLLYWOOD COSTUME HISTORY North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “”A Conversation with Edith Head” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets are $35 at the Box Office at AUG. 7 ART COLLABORA- 858-481-2155 or online at TION Join the Art Work- northcoastrep.org. shop at the Oceanside Museum of Art from 1 to AUG. 9 SISTERHOOD THE4 p.m. Aug. 7. Cost is $5

“Despite the surrounding development, if only for a moment, you can still disappear into the canyon and experience what life was like when Leo Carrillo lived on the Ranch. It is a breath of fresh air with much space and over four-

Despite the surrounding development, if only for a moment, you can still disappear into the canyon and experience what life was like...” John E. Rodenhausen President, Friends of Carrillo Ranch

and-a-half miles of many different trails to walk,” Rodenhausen said. “There are tours available free of charge through the entire Ranch including the botanical gar-

ATRE The theatre group is casting singers/dancers for “Leading Ladies,” musical revue of Broadway show tunes. Tryouts ongoing until Aug. 9. Rehearsals Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Shows from Oct. 21 to Dec. 17. Must be available for all performances during this period. Contact Carlyn at (619) 846-7416 or carlyn3star@outlook.com. AUG. 11 ROCKIN’ THE WOODHOUSE The city of San Marcos hosts “Headshine,” an acoustic Cali rock band at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road Gates open at 6 p.m. Bring beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating. No glass allowed. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking is free. For presale tickets or further information call (760) 744-9000 or visit san-marcos.net. AUG. 12 CHANG ART SHOW Photographer Aaron Chang art show, live music, vendors and door prizes from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Four Seasons Residence Club, Aviara. Cost $20 RSVP to concierge. avr@fourseasons.com or (760) 603-3700. MARK THE CALENDAR AUDITIONS The Village Church Community Theater announces auditions for “Harvey,” by Mary Chase, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at The Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Roles are for adults ages 18 through 90. Performances are Oct. 14; thrugh Oct. 16. This classic tells the story of a mild-mannered yet eccentric gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey — a 6-foot tall invisible rabbit.

dens, some dating back to the late 1800’s.” Rodenhausen pointed out that he often hears from local residents that they really never knew much about Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park or what it offered. Following a visit they are so impressed with the locale, he said, that they are telling their friends about it. “This is a goldmine of history in real life,” Rodenhausen said. “The city has been dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Ranch beginning in 1998 with the development of the visionary Carrillo Ranch Park Master Plan.” While the benefits of maintaining this community’s culture site are ongoing, refurbishment also continues to move forward. The stables and chicken coop reconstruction projects are underway adding another level to this historical heritage. Rodenhausen went on to say that since the Carrillo Ranch Park Master Plan vision, hundreds of volunteers have donated thousands of hours of community service in support of the park’s programs, visitor’s center, and many family-ori-

ented events. Volunteers continue to shape the future of Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. While some find their niche at the visitor center, others have a penchant for becoming a docent for either the children or adult walking tours. Educational programs for students have made strides at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Students learn about its heritage, details about Leo Carrillo, as well crafting a piece of artwork indicative of the ranch. According to Rodenhausen, teachers who take part in the educational tour are given a survey. In the survey response, 100 percent of the teachers said they would recommend the destination to other educators. Rodenhausen said the Friends of Carrillo Ranch remain grateful for the continued support they receive that enables them to offer these special programs and tours. For more information about the Dinner & Movie Night fundraiser, tours, volunteering, special event reservations, or board member involvement call (760) 476-1042 or visit Carrillo-ranch.org.

San Diego’s newest power couple: Jeanne Jones and Jessica Cline REGION — Two of the most dynamic women in San Diego — society maven Jeanne Jones and Modern Luxury magazine publisher Jessica Cline — have joined forces and accepted the challenge to serve as co-chairs of the Timken Museum of Art’s second annual Orange & Black Ball, a Timken Halloween Fantasy, to be held Oct. 29. The co-chairs’ primary task will be to generate funds to benefit the museum’s art education and outreach programs. Last year’s Orange & Black Ball, the successful first fundraising event of its kind was led by co-chairs, U.S. Bank executive (retired), Joye D. Blount, and her husband, Jessie J. Knight, Jr., who also serves as chair of the Timken’s board of directors. The pairing of Jeanne Jones and Jessica Cline, close friends and both longtime residents of San Diego, may seem an unlikely duo for this important social event, but according to the Timken, their differences are their strengths. Philanthropist Jeanne Jones, a longtime member of the Timken and a permanent fixture of the San Diego social scene, represents a group who, through their good work and consistent financial support, keeps the San Diego arts and culture community thriving and alive. A key reason Jones became involved in chairing the Orange & Black Ball is the Timken’s extensive outreach programs, serving more than 55,000 individuals annually. “I believe education is the most significant contribution a museum can make to its community,” says Jones. “The Timken’s programs reach deeply into underserved communities such as combat veterans, at-risk youth in juvenile hall, Alzheimer patients

Jeanne Jones and Modern Luxury magazine publisher Jessica Cline join forces to serve as co-chairs of the Timken Museum of Art’s second annual Orange & Black Ball. Photo by Tim Hardy

and Title I schools. More people need to know about the Timken and all that it does for individuals and organizations who might otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the power of art in their lives.” The other half of this dynamic twosome is Jessica Cline representing a different, but equally important segment of the public. As publisher of Modern Luxury, Cline has her finger on the pulse of San Diego’s social scene and has been covering galas and fundraising events for a number of years. At the same time, her publishing experience has earned her a discriminating eye for those organizations that standout and truly enrich the lives of others, which makes her a powerhouse cochair. Cline says, “The number of San Diego fundraisers can get dizzying for those on the guest lists of what seems to be countless galas in San Diego. When the request to co-chair this year’s Orange & Black Ball came across my desk, it just seemed different than the others, more meaningful. It is the right event at the right time, and I can’t wait to make a difference.” The Orange & Black Ball is the brainchild of Timken

Executive Director Megan Pogue, who joined the Timken in April 2015 and is a seasoned veteran in the San Diego arts and culture community. She served for nearly a dozen years as vice president of business development of the San Diego Symphony. “Having worked on many galas in the past, I knew the right event chairs were key to the success of a fundraiser. Jeanne Jones and Jessica Cline are the dream team,” stated Pogue. The full gala is from 6 p.m. to midnight and includes a cocktail party at the Timken, with handcrafted cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company and seasonally inspired hors d’oeuvres, dinner at the Prado Grand Ballroom, live entertainment, and After Party with dancing and valet parking. Tickets are $500. The After Party is 8 p.m. to midnight and includes an open bar at the Timken, with handcrafted cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Company and seasonally inspired hors d’oeuvres, and an After Party at the Prado Grand Ballroom with dancing. Tickets are $100. For more information about the Timken Museum of Art and the Orange & Black Ball, call (619) 239-5548 or visit timkenmuseum.org.


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with a multi-day tournament considered one event. The nearly one hour of public testimony included pleas to grant the lease from current and former players, some who are attending college on soccer scholarships, Surf Cup board members and former NFL player John Lynch, whose two daughters play for Surf. “I’m a football guy but I’m a believer in sports and what they do for our youth,” the 2002 Super Bowl champ said. “What I see is nothing but positive stuff. … It teaches them tremendous lessons.” “I’ve learned to be less shy,” youth player Ava Harrison said. “It teaches me about time management and responsibility.” Those speaking in opposition of the lease included Maria Severson, an attorney representing the nearby Fairbanks Polo Club Homeowners Association. “You have before you a chance to make right what’s been wrong on this property for a long time,” she said, noting that noncommercial recreational uses include activities such as picnics, walking and hiking that don’t generate large crowds or a significant number of cars. “In other words, kids doing somersaults, not a mega-sports complex,” she said. “The proposed use violates the land use that’s allowed. “The city is failing their community,” Severson added. “Ask yourself, for whom are you making this decision?” She said nearby property owners bought their homes believing “the price they paid would be reflected in the quiet enjoyment of the property.” “They will suffer damage if you do not uphold your end of the bargain when you accepted this land,” Severson said. “You cannot

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with ravers like “Let’s Shake,” “Rockabilly Blues” and “Cock-a-doodle Don’t” setting the tone. But Setzer varies things, going with a lighter, but still brisk beat on “Vinyl Records,” a shuffle on “Calamity Jane,” a swinging tempo on “Lemme Slide” and injecting a bit of blues into “What’s Her Name.” The ballad “The Girl With Blue In Her Eyes” gives the album a real curveball with its tinge of country and closing time vibe, as does “Blue Lights, Big City,” which sounds like an early Presley ballad, complete with its Jordanaires-ish backing vocals.

T he R ancho S anta F e News change the deal. “Soccer’s great,” she added. “My kids play soccer. These homeowners’ children play soccer. They support soccer. What they don’t support is a mega-complex in their backyard. They did not buy right next to Qualcomm (Stadium) and that’s what this is turning into. “The law allows if the city does something that it’s not supposed to do and takes property, takes the quiet enjoyment the property – devalues it, which is exactly what this is doing — the law provides for a remedy for these people,” Severson continued. “The city has a chance to prevent this harm. … Do what’s right.” “The issue today isn’t soccer and if the lease will bring revenue to the city,” said attorney Leslie Gaunt, who is representing the Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley. “It is if the lease complies with the law and right now it does not.” Gaunt said an environmental review should be completed. “There is a reasonable possibility the activities will have significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances,” she said. But the majority of the council members saw the lease as a win-win situation. “I think it’s going to be a good partnership between the city and Surf,” Chris Cate said. “Surf is definitely a fabric of this community. … I couldn’t imagine what San Diego would be like without Surf.” Marti Emerald said she has concerns about ongoing compliance and city oversight. “There are some people who live in the area who have seen the city not paying attention and they feel as though their quality of life is impacted, so let’s make sure going ahead that we keep an eye on what’s going on,” she said. “I look to this deed area and see it as a gift not just to

the people who live around there but to everybody in the city of San Diego and, most importantly, to our children,” Emerald added. “I know there are legal some risks. “You can fight that fight but let’s take a look at the bigger picture, which is the well-being of children and giving children an opportunity to grow up safely in a healthful way to be more productive citizens and better rounded,” she said. “I think that’s the legacy of this piece of land.” She suggested opponents “roll up their sleeves, go down and take a look. You might wind up coming back with a smile on your face recognizing that this is a wonderful use of this property for our kids, for our city and for our region.” Severson said her clients are “evaluating their legal options and plan to take some action based” on the current “unlawful use” of the site. Councilman Todd Gloria said he was a bit confused by the opposition. “I think it’s kind of weird,” he said. “What’s the problem with soccer when polo’s OK?” Sue Carr, a 28-year homeowner, said noise, dust, traffic and the overall disruption have “steadily increased over the last several years.” “We didn’t have that with the polo playing,” she said. “Once the soccer got in there … all of a sudden we have a nightmare on our hands which we never had before. “And I love the soccer kids — all of them,” she added. “Let’s find a place for them. … Is it right to take somebody else’s enjoyment of that land for these kids? What are we teaching them? If they want it more than I want it it’s OK to give it to them?” Lightner said she has received complaints about the soccer since she was elected to council eight years ago.

I’m clearly a perfect served in the San Fernando candidate for the next Valley. But somehow, that self-driving car. I can alstretch of the 405 between ways use a nap. Long Beach and the 10, is like entering a time warp. Jean Gillette is a freelance I always begin to feel like writer who wants someone I am in one of Dante’s rings to offer her a cold drink and of hell, doomed to drive for snacks after about an hour eternity, taunted by the of travel. Contact her a jgilwrong off-ramps. lette@coastnewsgroup.com. In other words, “Rockabilly Riot! All Original” fits well within the stylistic template he created more than 30 years ago with the Stray Cats. Setzer’s fine with the comparison. “I think basically when I write rockabilly songs, it’s going to be kind of Stray Cats sounding,” he said. “I don’t really write any guidelines, I just write songs. And to me, the Stray Cats didn’t have any sort of those restrictions where you had to think it was blues or it had to belong to a guideline. I just wrote songs and recorded them without thinking if it’s modern or if it’s retro sounding. I think Stray Cats were like that in a lot of ways. We just wanted to make a record that

sounded good.” Fans who see Setzer can expect a healthy selection of songs from the “Rockabilly Riot! All Original” album. “I want to do ‘Rockabilly Riot’ because boy, it doesn’t make sense to make these records and they disappear. I got some good ones on this one. I got some songs from ‘Ignition,’ the solo record I made (in 2001),” Setzer said, noting that covers of “Great Balls of Fire,” “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and “Slow Down,” as well as a Stray Cats hit or two could well be part of the show. “There are quite a few hits there. People that don’t do the hits, it’s kind of a disappointment. They were hits for a reason.”

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will be delighted with the silent and live auction. Murphy shared that their wide-ranging silent auction items were curated by their dedicated members across categories including dining and entertaining, sports and recreation,

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seventh grade tallying at 90 students so far. In terms of staffing, Delaney felt as if it has been balanced appropriately to match the enrollment numbers. At the time of the meeting, Delaney said that they were still

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Maldon salt, parsley, capers, lemon zest and shallots. The other would be our “Old Fashioned” pork belly, whiskey-angostura bitters simple syrup glaze, creamy polenta, fresh

AUG. 5, 2016 kids and pets, beauty and fitness, home and garden, and travel. Following a gourmet lunch, Murphy said, a full-scale fashion show featuring fashions from first-time fashion partner, Bloomingdale’s Fashion Valley, as well as the heartwarming children’s fashion show, will take

place. “Our event has a way of making devoted return supporters out of first-time guests,” Murphy said. To learn more about the event or Beach & Country Guild, Murphy invites all to visit beachandcountry.org. Ticket sales are expected to go live on their website Aug. 1.

in need of a second grade teacher and a literacy support teacher. Future meetings were scheduled to fill those positions, she said. She also mentioned how David Jaffe, the new superintendent who will begin his position on Aug.1, supplied a reference for one of those openings. Also needed are four

paraprofessional lunch aides to work three hours in the middle of the day. While the new school year is approaching, Delaney said all is working out nicely. Delaney’s last day as superintendent is July 31 and will stay on as a special advisor to Jaffe after she transfers the superintendent reins.

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lo, with small amounts of Cabernet and Shiraz. Agata now declares La Jolla her permanent home, reminding her of her favorite Spanish cities of Valencia and Seville. Currently she is looking for a wellknown distributor for her Lozano wines and is now interviewing. She can be reached at (707) 266-4350.

er, starting Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each of the three events will be a different experience with seasonal foods and wine pairings. Go to Bernardowinery.com to find out more including pricing. Pala Casino Spa & Resort, off Highway 76 in Pala has its Starlight Food & Wine Festival, Aug. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of its Starlight Theater and the Wine Cave. Over 50 premium wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma and Paso Robles, accompanied by food pairings and entertainment. Tickets are $75. Call (877) 9467252 or visit startickets. com.

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LIFEGUARD SWAP The Del Mar and Solana Beach Lifeguards and Del Mar Body Surfing Club members, like Bruce Robbins, pictured, look forward to welcoming, members of Australia’s Coolum, Queensland Surf Life Savers, for an International Surf Life-Saving Exchange from Aug. 17 to Sept. 1. The more than two weeks of activities will include cliff rescue training with Del Mar Lifeguards followed by the World Bodysurfing Championships at Oceanside Pier Aug. 20, several sessions with members of the Del Mar Bodysurfing Club and conclude with a Flood Relief clinic, conducted by the Australians, for all Del Mar and Solana Beach lifeguards. Courtesy photo

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place winner Laura Enever, of Australia, 9.67. After the final heat fans greeted Ho and Moore as they exited the water, and Ho was announced the winner. To celebrate her win, event crew and friends hoisted her onto their shoulders for a victory carry to shore. An awards ceremony at the pier amphitheater followed. Ho said there are a lot of competitions still ahead for her, but the Supergirl Pro win gives her a needed mental edge going forward after coming up short of a top score in competitions during the previous six months. She said to reset herself from a performance slump, she recently changed everything from her training routine to her surfboards. The win moves Ho from No. 21 to No. 6 in the WomTURN TO SUPERGIRL ON 22

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here’s chatter about San Diego State athletics and when did basketball sneak up on us? But instead of hoops it’s a football team with championship hopes moving the local sports needle. The Aztecs have been picked to win the Mountain West Conference’s West Division, thanks to a nucleus of solid players and a schedule, while challenging, it isn’t very daunting. Give those ingredients to veteran coach Rocky Long and the short story is that his MW colleagues are impressed. Just don’t count the oldschool Long among those doing cartwheels over SDSU’s prospects. “It’s something good to talk about but it doesn’t have anything to do with the season,’’ Long said. He’s right. But is it wrong that a weary San Diego fan base absorbing yet another Padres rebuilding process and another season of Chargers’ uncertainty, is excited about those playing, for the most part, on Saturdays? The Aztecs finished last year with 10 straight wins, en route to a nifty 11-3 record. While knocking on the door of the top 25 rankings, SDSU seems primed to knock down that door. The man moving the program forward is the no-nonsense Long and it’s in good hands. But what could make SDSU special are the gliding feet of running back D.J. Pumphrey, the closing speed of cornerback Damontae Kazee and the return yards produced by Rashaad Penny. All are money and that was the consensus of MW coaches after naming them as preseason selections for the offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the year awards. The vote didn’t call for a recount as that trio swept those honors for the 2015 season. Three other Aztecs were also tabbed to be on the All-MW squad — and are the Aztecs awash in an embarrassment of TURN TO PARIS ON 22


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riches? Good thing red is part of SDSU’s color scheme as offensive lineman Nico Siragusa, defensive lineman Alex Barrett and linebacker Calvin Munson were penciled in as conference standouts at their positions. Bundle that package of preseason backslaps, based on past performances, and it means what to Long? Zilch. “We don’t talk about last year,’’ Long snorted. “We’re talking about this year.’’ Come on, Rocky. Not one reflection with a smile? “It was nice and we did some things that haven’t been done around here in a long time,’’ Long said, before returning his focus. “But we have higher expectation for ourselves and hopefully we can reach

This is the third Supergirl Pro win for Ho, who won two victories as a junior. Manuel currently sits at No. 1 in QS rankings. Both Manuel and Ho said they will focus on competitions that lay ahead in the

second half of the year. Enever ranks No. 10 in the QS, and is working to re-qualify. The next qualifying event takes place in Cornwall, England, Aug. 10 to Aug. 14.

them.’’ What’s left after winning the MW regular season, the conference title game and thumping Cincinnati in the Hawaii Bowl? It’s finally breaking through to being ranked among the nation’s top 25 teams, despite not playing in a Power 5 Conference. “I think that is our No. 1 goal, winning the Mountain West,’’ Long said. “But in the back of our mind we want to be in the top 25 and we would like to be the best non-Power 5 team in the country.’’ The Aztecs have proven they can climb the MW summit. But conferences with swagger and access to better bowls — Pac-12, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC — still hold more weight in the rankings. “If we play the way we are supposed to, we should be in the top 25,’’ Siragusa

said. SDSU, who started 1-3 last season, eyes this season with promise. You can’t win them all without winning the first and the Aztecs’ opener is Sept. 3 against New Hampshire at Qualcomm Stadium. The Aztecs are favored in that game and should be against all their rivals, save visiting California (Sept. 10) and at Northern Illinois (Sept. 17). “We want to win all of them,’’ Long said. Such a proclamation from a SDSU football coach once brought snickers. But with the bumbling Padres and the last-place Chargers serving as punch lines, the Aztecs are no joke. And it’s not even basketball season yet. Contact Jay Paris at jparis8@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter at jparis_sports.


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He has been altered and is up-to-date on all of his vaccinations. His adoption fee is $149 and as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center, is micro-chipped for identification. Helen Woodward Animal Center is at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, open daily Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last application accepted 15 minutes before closing). For more information call (858) 756-4117, option No. 1 or visit animalcenter. org.

Oceanside regatta lights up harbor OCEANSIDE — Things will be jumping at the harbor. The Oceanside Yacht Club (OYC) is hosting the 14th annual Charity Regatta to benefit The Elizabeth Hospice beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 6 and 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at 1950 Harbor Drive North. Entry Fee to race in the twoday Regatta is $50. The daily Post-Race Parties are open to the public free of charge. The two-day event commences with sailboat races starting at noon both days. Food and drink are available for purchase both days starting at 4 p.m. along with silent auctions and raffles taking place both days. The

grand prize raffle drawing includes a Seven-day Holland America Cruise for two to the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England or Alaska. The cruise drawing is $20 per ticket. The public can join the fun on the water and board a luxury powerboat for a $100 per person donation to The Elizabeth Hospice. The festivities include live music by local bands with Bull Twist from 3 to 6:30 p.m. and Misplaced Priorities from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 6. Aug. 7 presents Superware from 2 to 5 p.m. and John Bowe from 5 to 8 p.m. To register for the race or learn more about the weekend activities,

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Public meetings planned for Watermark EIR DEL MAR — Throughout the spring, the Watermark Del Mar team continued a public engagement program, as part of the Specific Plan review process approved by the Del Mar City Council. Detailed information was shared about design, use, and density; the affordable housing component of the project; environmental issues; traffic and parking; and pedestrian access and connectivity. For its next step, the city of Del Mar is working on the Watermark Del Mar Draft Environmental Impact Report, and is anticipating releasing it for public review and comment in the fall. The release of the Draft EIR will kick off a 45-day period where the public is invited to review and submit written comments on the document. The Planning Commission will also conduct a public meeting during this

time where the findings of the Draft EIR will be presented and the public will have an opportunity to comment. The specific review dates for the Draft EIR

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