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APRIL 27, 2018

Law firm consulted on pole project Local association at odds with SDG&E By Christina Macone-Greene

abilities to bring you state-of-theart service.” Alcarez said Race Communications has been working with the county and the Association’s Tech Committee. The company wanted to make sure it would be covering the needs of Covenant residents. Alcarez said they the company is looking to starting on RSF Connect after the Association board

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association and its board have made crystal clear their disappointment about SDG&E propelling forward in replacing 120 wood utility poles to fire-resistant steel. The Association wanted to be involved in the project and made its wishes for underground utilities versus overhead known. In the initial phase, a total of 70 poles were replaced. At the April 5 meeting Association Manager Christy Whalen updated the board on a meeting she had with a law firm since many in the Covenant opposed the overhead utility project. “As you all learned in March, we met with a law firm that specializes in utilities and what our options are with the pole installation with SDG&E,” she said. “We learned SDG&E had done the property permitting and the Covenant’s historical designation didn’t have an impact. The attorneys indicated a lawsuit may be counterproductive.” Whalen told the board and Covenant residents that the Association would be in communication with SDG&E about future projects for possible undergrounding of lines as opposed to above ground utilities. She also noted the



Ferrari Show Heading This Way The Ferrari Owners Club of San Diego will host a car show on June 24 at the Cielo Plaza in Rancho Santa Fe. The Ferrari of San Diego and O’Gara Coach Company dealerships will be exhibiting Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce automobiles. This event, which features Italian music and fine food, is free and open to the public. A similar event in Monterey in 2016 is shown above. Photo by Michael Morgan

Race Communications chosen as ISP for RSF Connect By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Race Communications has been chosen as the internet service provider to deliver high-speed internet service to RSF Connect, a 1-gigabit fiber-optic network to be built and owned by the Rancho Santa Fe Association. RSF Connect will provide internet service, wireless capabilities, telecommunications and other features to every community member and business with-

in the Covenant. In 2017, numerous internet service providers submitted proposals. Race Communications was recommended by the Association’s Technology Committee for the project. In April 2018, the board approved its agreement with Race. During the April 5 board meeting, Association Assistant Manager Arnold Keene said the ISP agreement with Race Communications was a significant milestone.

He introduced Raul Alcarez, the founder and CEO of Race Communications, and invited him to say a few words. Alcarez said Race Communications was in existence for 20 years and has built networks for the past decade. “This is something we have a lot of experience in,” said Alcarez, noting the company has been working with the Association for the last three years. “We have the

Osuna Ranch improvements welcome even non-equestrians By Christina Macone-Greene

Osuna Ranch is getting property upgrades with the help of RSF Garden Club grants. Courtesy photo

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Osuna Ranch has undergone property improvements with the help of three consecutive Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club grants beginning in 2015. While Osuna Ranch is known for its horse-keeping operations, The Rancho Santa Fe Association is creating another type of ambiance for its non-equestrian Covenant residents. The first Garden Club grant was $7,500, followed by two more at $10,000 each. Caitlin Kreutz, Parks and Recreation assistant manager for the RSF Association, said the first grant was used to put in some

large native planters and a dry stock border around the beds. Along with this, hundreds of plants and 20 trees were planted. “We did that right around the adobe,” she said. “The second phase was to continue to expand this landscaping out towards either side of the adobe. We made the gardens a little bit bigger and used it to demarcate spaces for people to gather.” Kreutz said adding gathering places was a mission for the Association. One of the communal areas behind the adobe overlooks a pasture that runs along Via de la Valle. Last year, a tree planting TURN TO OSUNA RANCH ON 5


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Cross to be honored at Salvation Army luncheon By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Deborah Cross, president of The Country Friends, is one of 12 women to be honored at the San Diego Chapter of The Salvation Army Women of Dedication luncheon on May 30. The theme of this year’s annual luncheon is Wonder Women. In addition to Cross, the other honorees are Suzi Day, Dayna Hoff, Kimberly Hunt, Laurnie Durisoe, Angela Harris, Regina Kurtz, Claudia Thompson, Vickie Turner, Kathryn Vaughn, Sally Watt Oxley and Rana Sampson. This marks the 53rd annual Women of Dedication Luncheon, which will take place at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. Following 15 years of overseeing her audiology

practice in San Diego County, Cross sold her businesses and concentrated her time on her family and philanthropic work. Before becoming president of The Country Friends in 2015, she joined the board of directors in 2008. Over the years, Cross was on the fundraising committee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito as well as supported charities such as the Red Cross, Susan G. Komen, The Midway Museum, Vision of Children and more. Cross said she is honored by the Women of Dedication recognition and is learning more about the Salvation Army. At an informal luncheon she attended last November, she said gained a deeper understanding of what the organization has done over the years and the

Deborah Cross is board president of The Country Friends in Rancho Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

the biggest buds I’ve ever seen on roses — and they lasted for weeks,” she said. There was a letter attached to the flowers — that’s how I got notified. It was incredibly beautiful.” When Cross attended the informal luncheon in November and learned about the other 11 honorees, she was humbled by all the philanthropic work they had accomplished. To be in the company of these other honorees is extraordinary, she said. “They have done such fantastic things,” she said. Now that Cross has a more in-depth knowledge of The Salvation Army and the excellent work that it does, she looks forward to supporting the organization in the future. “It never dawned on me how committed and devoted the people who work for The Salvation Army are in giving back to their communities,” Cross said. “I’m excited about this recognition, and really, quite humbled.” To learn more about The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Women of Dedication luncheon on May 30, visit SanDiego.SalvationArmy.org.

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impact it makes in other countries. “It really opened my eyes,” she said. “The presentation about the Salvation Army was wonderfully educational for me.” Cross had no idea she would be nominated as an honoree. She was officially notified in October 2017. She and her husband had been out of town, and there was a voicemail when they returned home. A delivery from the day before was waiting for her. “It was a giant bouquet of a dozen yellow roses —

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APRIL 27, 2018

When clean is a dirty word small talk jean gillette


s the years pass by and I look back on the first five years of my children’s lives, my memories have softened, but if I were asked to sum up life with toddlers in a word, that word would be “sticky.” This profound revelation came over me as I cleaned up one day in preparation for the arrival of a longtime friend who had not yet seen my then-new home. The term “clean” was once a simple issue with me, back when I had the time and energy to be a clean freak. After giving birth, I soon had several levels of “clean” for my home. There was “everyday” clean (the only visitors also had children), “downstairs only” clean (for those who will have no opportunity to explore the upstairs apocalypse), and the exhausting “first-visit” clean. I barely survived the first six months in this house when everyone wanted a complete tour. I soon spent most of my time with other moms who were oblivious to the stickiness quotient. In fact, in my circle, a too-clean house was considered rude and antisocial. You would receive few visits, and the playgroup all had colds when it was your turn to host. But as I cleaned with extra scrutiny for the arrival of my friend, I came up with a simple test to determine just who is really emotionally prepared to become a parent.

3. Do you classify bits of leftover paint and Play-Doh as dirt or art? 4. Do you think that small toy parts add color to a room’s décor? 5. Do you require that your lawn be free of half-inflated pool toys in order to look groomed? 6. What bothers you more – a stack of dirty clothes that need washing or a stack of clean clothes that need folding? 7. What bothers you more — a stack of dirty dishes or regularly eating off of paper plates? 8. Do you have a favorite color of plastic cup, and do you know the proper way to attach a sippy lid? 9. When you see a glass-topped coffee table, do you see: a. a handsome piece of furniture? b. a certain trip to the emergency room? c. the need for Windex in industrial-sized drums? 10. Do you own or have you ever lusted after white carpeting? 11. When you see a child wrestle a 2-day-old Cheerio away from the dog, then eat it, do you feel: a. nauseous? b. relief at one less thing to vacuum up? c. delight that the child is finally eating something?

If any doubt remains after checking those answers, you can ask just how much they like sleeping in, or sleeping, in general. That 1. Does it bother you one’s sure to break the tie. Everything in life to have your elbow stick to the table when you get up to should be this simple. leave? Jean Gillette is a freelance writ2. Does it bother you er who has never fully when your shoes make the reclaimed her neat freak “snack, snack” sound as you walk across the kitchen status. Contact her at jean@ coastnewsgroup.com. floor?

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Historical-romance novelist stickler for details, authenticity Son to stand By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — When Regan Walker decided to try her hand as a novelist, she set her sights on historical romance. Her decision paid off as not only does she have a passion for writing historical romance, but her talent has been recognized with book awards. On March 27, Walker’s fans had the opportunity to meet her and hear about her latest book, “To Tame the Wind” at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. Walker, a local Solana Beach resident who has authored a dozen books, said choosing the genre was a breeze. The first time she cracked open a historical romance and read it, she was hooked. What makes Walker’s historical romance novels stand out is the amount of research she puts into them. It’s all about the details. A retired attorney who practiced business litigation, research is second nature to Walker. “I do hundreds of hours of research,” Walker said. “Some people might not like that part of it, but for me, I enjoy it.” She is quick to point out that discipline comes into play when she is researching. “I use discipline to make sure I don’t go down every rabbit trail that was available, or I’d never get to writing the book,” she said. “So, there are times when I’m bent on an interesting thing, and I have to cut it off.” Walker writes in specific time periods including the Medieval 11th century in England and Scotland (post-Norman Conquest), the late 18th century in the Georgian era, and early 19th century during the Regency when Prince George ruled England in

Award-winning novelist Regan Walker said the research portion of her historical romances is what brings her stories to life. She spoke about her latest book on March 27 at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

place of his father. Walker’s female readers have told her they never had a penchant for history when they were in school but that all changed when reading her books. “It’s one thing to read historical facts and memorizing in school

so you can ace the test,” She said. “It’s quite another to live the history. If you read my books, you’re living it because there are real historical figures. The history is authentic. It will put you in the era not just in terms of what the characters say in the history, but

what they wear, what they eat — everything.” Walker said even the cats in her novels are felines that would have been owned in those days. “I think that’s what they (readers) appreciate about it,” she said. “They’re getting history, but they love the story. So, it’s surreptitiously sneaking in the history.” Walker said she has a strong male following, too, which could be due to a blend of the love story and the action scenes. “In all my books, I have a certain amount of action in them,” she said. “They often start with an action scene, and especially the Medieval battle scenes. Many of my seafaring romances have battles at sea, and sword fights in the late 18th century.” Walker said that first-time readers of historical romance might be quite surprised by the authenticity of the history in her novels. One of her readers reached out to her saying they thought one of the inns in her books had existed. They were right. “Every single tavern and every single inn in my books is authentic,” Walker said. “When you are setting a scene in an inn or a tavern that existed it makes it so much more real. I could make up tavern names but why do that when I could use the real thing?” Walker has one reader who lives in the United Kingdom who shared she learned so much about her county that she didn’t even know about until she read Walker’s books. And that means everything to Walker. For more information on Walker, visit www.reganwalkerauthor.com.

trial in death of RSF man REGION — A man accused of beating and choking his 71-yearold father to death in the victim's Rancho Santa Fe home must stand trial on a murder charge, with a special circumstance allegation of torture, a judge ruled April 17. After a preliminary hearing that went into a second day, Vista Superior Court Judge David Danielsen said a prosecutor had produced enough evidence for Leighton Dorey IV to proceed to trial. Dorey, 40, was arrested last May 31, a day after the body of Leighton Dorey III was discovered by his wife in a back room of their home. The defendant had been living in France for the past few years and had returned to the United States about a week before his father was killed, authorities said. The younger Dorey showed up out of the blue at his father's home on May 30, driving a Jeep, according to authorities. An autopsy revealed the victim suffered blunt force injuries to his head, neck and upper body and was strangled. Deputy District Attorney Patricia Lavermicocca said the defendant wanted financial support from his father, but the father was unwilling to give it to him. The defendant faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted. He will be back in court Aug. 6 for a readiness conference. — City News Service



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APRIL 27, 2018

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Biggest California investor chooses money over lives


The 49th as a birthday gift By David Dozier

What does one of the richest men in the United States buy his granddaughter for her 30th birthday? If you're Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, you buy granddaughter Sara Jacobs a congressional district. She'll turn 30 in January. With a net worth of $1.3 billion, according to Forbes, the senior Jacobs is doing just that. If you're a woman living in North County San Diego or southern Orange County, you likely received a mailer proclaiming Sara Jacobs as the "fresh face we need in Congress." The "fresh face" claim walks back Jacobs's prior apology to Democratic frontrunner Col. Doug Applegate, a retired Marine. In response to a question at a campaign event, Jacobs described Applegate as a "crusty old Marine." She later apologized. Nevertheless, the super-Pac supporting Jacobs remains preoccupied with complexion over substance in campaign mailers. The mailers are part of an extravagant media blitz paid for by the super-PAC, Women Vote! As reported April 9 in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Sara Jacobs's grandfather donated $250,000 to this super-PAC. In late 2017, Sara Jacobs moved to Encinitas (and the 49th Congressional District) for the express purpose of running for Congress. Her only visible qualification for the job is her grandfather's checkbook. On March 27, the San Diego Union-Tribune dissected Sara Jacobs's resume. College professors can tell you that their students often pad or inflate their resumes to get internships. Unscrupulous students will later claim their internships as "professional experience." Clearly, that is what Sara Jacobs's is doing. Perhaps that's why the super-PAC adopted her

"fresh face" as the tagline. Behind the fresh face is little substance. One longtime North County politician described a speech by Sara Jacobs as one befitting a candidate for student body president, not one running for Congress. One might be taken aback by the hubris of a 29-year-old who presumes to acquire the 49th Congressional District with nothing more than deep pockets. On Nov. 28, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Sara Jacobs is accustomed to moving to the front of the patronage line. In 2015, granddaughter Jacobs wanted to work for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Clinton's campaign turned her down. Not to worry. Grandfather Jacobs is one of the largest donors to the Democratic Party. Mary Pat Bonner, a major Democratic Party fundraiser, began lobbying John Podesta, Clinton's campaign manager, on Jacobs's behalf. In short order, Sara Jacobs was hired as a "foreign policy adviser," according to the U-T article. Her credentials as a "foreign policy adviser?" At the time, granddaughter Jacobs had 28 months of professional experience, plus three internships. Despite limited professional experience and her brief residency in Encinitas, Ms. Jacobs is eager to move on to bigger and better things. But one wonders how she might represent her constituents. The political spin is that she's a "native" who grew up in the district and attended Torrey Pines, a public high school. Arguably, a coastal heiress is hardly qualified to represent the rest of the 49th, the lower 99.99 percent of the economic pyramid. Her coastal gilded palace of privilege is a million miles from Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook and Valley Center.

Civilians working with active-duty Navy and Marines often develop sensitivity to the isolation of today's professional military. It's said that five percent fight our wars. The other 95 percent go shopping. According to the U.S. Census, over 46,000 veterans live in the 49th. Some carry visible physical wounds of combat. Others carry their wounds inside as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The sacrifices and challenges of active duty and retired military men and women ought to be on the front burner of anyone in Congress representing the 49th. There are other differences that set apart this trust-fund fresh face from her constituents. In the 49th, per capita income is $42,826. The average citizen in the 49th would have to work 5.8 years and give all those earnings to Sara Jacobs, just to match her grandfather's single check. In the 49th, about 9 percent live below the poverty level. About a quarter live in households where a language other than English is spoken. The 49th is a purple district. Republicans outnumber Democrats, 37% to 31%, with 26% stating no party preference. Representing such a diverse district requires a strong leader who can address constituent needs across the political, cultural and economic divides. Developing those leadership skills ought to happen before running for Congress. In the process, a fresh face might get a bit crusty. David Dozier is professor emeritus in the School of Journalism & Media Studies, San Diego State University. He helped establish the military public affairs officers (PAO) program at SDSU. A Democrat, he has lived in Encinitas for 29 years.

o one at last month’s meeting of the Board of Administrators of the California Public Employees Retirement System ever said money counts for more than lives, but there were serious questions about priorities after that board voted 9-3 to hang on to its stash of stocks in gun retailers. Voting about the same time when millions of teenagers and their adult supporters staged massive pro-gun control marches in cities across the state and nation, California’s largest stock investor chose to hang on to those holdings despite pleas from Democratic state Treasurer John Chiang that it divest from companies selling assault rifles. The state’s leading retirement board rejected Chiang’s appeal on grounds stated by board member Bill Slaton, an appointee of Gov. Jerry Brown who is also president of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, second-largest municipal utility in the state. “We obviously have a significant (assault weapon) problem in this country,” said Slaton. “We have found engagement is a better alternative in order for us to accomplish something in this area.” Translation: The pension board believes its prime job is to maximize investment returns rather than attempting tactics that might save lives. This is clear from CalPERS’ persistence in owning stock in companies like Walmart, one of its 10 largest holdings. Walmart sold guns like the AR-15 assault weapon used in the Parkland, Fla., high school massacre that spurred the so-called “March for Our Lives.” That nationwide protest brought a larger turnout than President Trump’s inauguration to

california focus thomas d. elias the federal Mall in Washington, D.C. Only after Parkland did Walmart stop selling automatic rifles. Slaton appeared to credit supposed pressure from CalPERS for the Walmart decision, when there’s no evidence of any pressure at all from the retirement system. Walmart never halted such sales after earlier school shootings in places like Aurora, Colo., and Sandy Hook, Conn., and CalPERS never moved to divest. Neither Walmart nor CalPERS acted after the San Bernardino County massacre of 2015, which left 14 people dead and 22 others seriously wounded. In fact, there’s no evidence CalPERS or any other investors ever influenced gun retailers to stop or restrict assault rifle sales. So Slaton’s claim looks empty. Chiang, running third among Democrats in the current campaign to be California’s next governor, used his anti-gun pitch to the CalPERS board in a campaign mailer, saying he would push the retirement fund and other institutional investors to dump holdings in companies that sell military-style guns. In an official statement, he again urged CalPERS and America’s other big institutional investors – outfits like BlackRock, Fidelity Investments, Vanguard mutual funds, PIMCO and the Allstate and State Farm insurance companies – to divest from gun dealers. There have been no results yet. The CalPERS board

specifically ignored divestment appeals from relatives of San Bernardino victims. One such plea came from Arlen Vandehyou, whose wife was killed in that onslaught. “Do everything possible to put a dent in gun violence,” he begged. But CalPERS did nothing. Chiang heard that appeal, but made no promises to change things at the retirement system if he becomes governor. By contrast, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, running first in the campaign, implied at a March for Our Lives rally in Orange County that he would. “We will be the example” for the rest of America, he said. “Gun control saves lives.” Chiang, a CalPERS board member because of his position, was more specific. “If we don’t take action, nobody is going to take us seriously on this,” he said. “Today, California public employees are inextricably tied to the gun trade through their pension accounts. But … we can build the pressure needed for the nation’s largest pension funds and investors to cut ties to companies that sell assault-style weapons.” Only after the San Bernardino shootings did Californians pass Proposition 63, which puts mild restrictions on ammunition sales. Maybe Parkland, combined with the killings of three therapists at the Yountville Veterans Home by a former patient using a semi-automatic rifle, can spur tougher action, including stock dumps by both CalPERS and the state’s teachers’ pension system. But it won’t happen soon. That was the signal sent by CalPERS in its late March anti-divestment vote. Email Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol.com.

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Oceanside’s ‘Top Gun’ house still standing, but for how long? By Adam Bradley

OCEANSIDE — Standing at the corner of North Pacific Street and Seagaze Drive in Oceanside you would never know a bit of movie magic was filmed here in 1985, but it was. It’s the spot where Tom Cruise’s character “Maverick” parked his motorcycle in front of a quaint cottage to have dinner (after being late due to a volleyball game with the guys) with love interest “Charlie” (played by actress Kelly McGillis) in the hit 1986 film “Top Gun.” It was not — and is still not — by any means a McMansion, or even much to look at. But Oceanside’s “Top Gun” bungalow — at 102 N. Pacific St. between Seagaze Drive and Mission Avenue — is certainly an attraction. The small, single-level Queen Anne Victorian-style cottage has been resting on the same prime oceanfront lot since the late 1880s. Its first owner, Dr. Henry Graves, built it in 1887 as a summer residence, according to Kristi Hawthorne, resident of the Oceanside Historical Society. It’s also been reported that McGillis fell in love with the home so much she took up residence in it during production. “It is possible Dr. Graves was from Riverside and was retired,” Hawthorne said. “He invested in


Association would like to do an inventory of abandoned poles. which may number more than 2,000. “The Association wants to set up a meeting with SDG&E to identify the abandoned poles and getting those lines transferred as soon as possible, and to get the old poles out,” said Whalen, adding an example of these lines could be phone lines. In late March, SDG&E completed its helicopter operations during the day. Of the first 70 steel poles installed, which have a sys-


chooses the construction company to build the network. The Association is expected to issue a request for proposal to interested contactors in May with the goal of choosing one in the following month. Keene said the RFP for the construction is something the board is currently pushing. “When the county issues the final permits, we can break ground,” Keene said. The project is anticipated to take two years to finish with the hope of starting in summer 2018. The financial commitment for RSF Connect is $14 million. Keene said RSF Connect has been a collaborative effort with hardworking members who have a lot of skill. He added the conduit plans are still with the county and under review. He anticipated it would be completed in a couple of weeks. Additionally, the fiber design was submitted re-

The house at 102 N. Pacific St. in Oceanside was used as the home of Maverick’s love interest, Charlie, in the 1986 film “Top Gun.” Photo by Jordan P. Ingram

the Oceanside property and had it built. I don’t believe the family lived in it full time; they most likely rented it out and didn’t vacation there much. It was more of a summer home, much like today’s vacation rentals.” The city of Oceanside took ownership of the home and it was declared a historic property, according to reports. What makes the home unique is that it is now the “last best” existing such house with this type of

architecture in San Diego County as recognized by the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO). “It’s definitely small and has been added onto inside,” Hawthorne said. “The fireplace mantel and the windows are still original. The kitchen was probably remodeled in the 1940s or 1950s.” It’s also the only house standing on the lot now; a few more similar cottages stood close by as shown in the movie that were demolished. Graves owned the

tem conversion of 4kV to 12kV, 10 of those poles were installed via helicopter due to various reasons such as terrain. Whalen shared that SDG&E did not keep to their estimate on the power outage timeframe. It was estimated that 130 homes were without power. “A total of 30 homes had to evacuate due to FAA regulations. Many members were inconvenienced,” Whalen said. “Some Covenant residents did not get their electricity back on until midnight. The Association was not satisfied with how we were updated on this project.”

That said, Whalen said she wanted to ensure the community’s interests were in the forefront in future utility projects. Board President Fred Wasserman described the situation as frustrating for both the board and staff. He called it almost impossible to solve in the short term. In the next phase of this project, 50 more wood poles would be swapped out to steel, with several poles installations done by helicopter. “This is not a simple process, and I wish I had good news for you, but I don’t,” Wasserman said. “This is a difficult problem.”

cently and is undergoing an internal review. Also discussion is how to proceed with private roads and easements since RSF Connect is an underground project, Keene said. “The Tech Committee is looking at this in depth — how to get the fiber up those streets,” he said. The board was pleased with Keene’s update. He was then asked where in the Covenant the project would start. Keene said it was all about looking at the county roads, which would be scheduled for paving. “We want to beat the repaving project,” he said, adding there is a two-year moratorium after the roads are paved which prevent them from digging. “That is the priority right now.” Keene also shared that county funding for repaving the roads has substantially increased. Board Vice President Ken Markstein asked if RSF Connect could be fired up as they go. Alcarez said his company turns on the network when the construction is completed. He also noted

that Race Communications team members will go to each home beforehand to assess if there is an existing conduit. The decision to have RSF Connect came from a community-wide vote last year. The ballots were counted on Oct. 5, 2017, when more than 75 percent of Covenant residents agreed to a fiber optic network. Board President Fred Wasserman said there would be a community meeting before things officially start with the project. “You’ll get plenty of information with this project,” he said. “We will also have a community groundbreaking day.” Following the board meeting, Association Manager Christy Whalen said board members were thrilled to be stepping forward with Race Communications on this important project. “We are moving ahead expeditiously to bring 1-gigabit service to our members and are looking forward to a project groundbreaking to be scheduled soon,” Whalen said.

house until 1905 and then it changed hands many times, according to Hawthorne. Scouts for the film contacted the owners back in the 1980s and liked the house for the film because of its location, corner lot and nearness to the pier, Hawthorne said adding that it’s very picturesque. At the time of filming there was also a rear lot where the owner had built a “carriage house” — like a granny flat — that was separate, Hawthorne said. However, that too, is long gone. While the home has gone through several owners since the Graves hung their hats here, it has become famous thanks to “Top Gun.” As old photos show, the home was once in pristine condition, colorful and well cared for. It had a somewhat gingerbread house appeal with its various wood cuts and once more ornate chimney that is still standing. But there is no denying it, the home has fallen into disrepair and has seemed to have “lost that loving feeling.” For example, Hawthorne said it has been painted a few times (it’s now a bright sky blue with white trim), the porch started to break down and a black chainlink fence was put up surrounding the home to keep trespassers out.

There is a faded “Top Gun” poster also on one of the front windows. Of course, there has been much interest in the land, as a number of developers have sought to build a hotel on the lot. But plans failed, ideas came and went until one finally passed through the red tape. Because of the home’s historical significance, Hawthorne said the Oceanside Historical Society “has worked hard to play up the importance of the house to the developer.” “It is written in the plans that the “Top Gun House” will be saved once the hotel is built,” she said. Enter San Diego-based developer S.D. Malkin Properties. According to its Senior Project Executive Jeremy Cohen, a multi-million-dollar, four-star hotel is imminent. As for the “Top Gun House,” Cohen said it will be restored and reused for commercial use, but have no fear, tourists and locals will still be able to visit once the hotel sets down roots. Cohen also knows the “Top Gun House” holds special meaning for the community and those who travel to see it. “The Graves House is a historic resource and was built in the 1880s; I love it and celebrate it,” he said.

Osuna Ranch, which dates to the 1830s, was designated a national historic site last year by the National Park Service. Courtesy photo


event was held in collaboration with the Forest Health and Preservation Committee. According to Kreutz, about 50 new trees were planted. “We have a plant pallet that we use that is inspired by a historical landscaping report that we got from the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society,” Kreutz said. “It’s mainly natives, but also we put in some pepper trees like the big ones that you’ll see right in front of the adobe — we also have an opuntia cactus that was used by Osuna family.” Kreutz said the opuntia cactus was initially used to harvest the cochineal bug from the plant. “Inside, it was very bright red that was used for dye,” she said. Part of the Garden Club grant money went to interpretative signage, which highlights the plants

and their original usage and importance. Kreutz said that after the second grant, the Association elongated the trail coming from behind the Adobe, going down the hill. With the third grant, they were able to add another new trail extension which continues toward the north. “There also a little seating node that overlooks the lower pasture,” Kreutz said. Now, the entire trail is about a quarter of a mile. Kreutz also noted there is a trail that goes around the west side of the Osuna property that leads into other trails. The newest seating area for Covenant residents overlooks Via de la Valle but faces west. “The Association and the Osuna committee really wanted to create a space for kids and adults that aren’t riders but can still enjoy the property,” she said. “That’s one of our main

goals right now.” While landscaping and other improvement projects have been underway, the Osuna Ranch obtained its National Historic Designation last year from the National Park Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior. Built in the early 1830s, the Osuna Adobe was granted this distinction. In addition to the architecture, the Osuna Adobe was a gathering place for the Californios before the Battle of San Pasqual (Mexican American War). “We encourage residents to come out and visit Osuna Ranch,” Kreutz said. She said the property looks different from when the Association acquired it back in 2006. “We did a lot of work,” Kreutz said, adding that the Association work crews did a fantastic job. “This property has a nice pastoral feel and is great for picnics.”


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Turn out for the 31st annual Rancho Santa Fe Pro-Am Tennis Invitational Gala from 5 to 10 p.m. April 27 at the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club, 5829 Via De La Cumbre Rancho Santa Fe to benefit Rady Children's Hospital. The night begins with a “Battle of the Pros” exhibition and a cocktail reception. There will be live music, team Calcutta, “Smash For Cash”, and guest speakers. Dinner will be catered by Patagonia. Tickets on sale at biddingforgood.com/auction/communicate/eventtickets.action?auctionId=309640185.


their caregivers. Sign up in advance at the children’s desk at any of the library locations or by calling (760) 435-5600. Visit oceansidepubliclibrary.org. DATE NIGHT FOR RADY’S

The North Coast Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary will host Date Night for a Cause with live music from Atomic Groove, from 5 to 8 p.m. April 27 at Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach. Tickets $75 at https://bellyup.com/ or $95 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Heart and Cardiovascular Health at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.


Get tickets now for the “Roaring 20s Casino Night” at St. Thomas More Catholic Church from 6 to 9:30 p.m. April 27. Cost is $50 per person. Play casino games and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Come dressed in your dapper roaring 20s best – a prize will be given for the finest garb, plus raffles, prizes, a photo booth, and “Wheel of Fortune” surprises. Visit stmoside.org/Casino-Night to sign-up online or contact Chris Smith at (760) 7584100, ext. 120.

Dressage Week begins at the Del Mar National Horse Show, April 26 through April 29, featuring “The Evening of Musical Freestyles” at 7 p.m. April 28. Much of the show is free, however, tickets are available now for “The Evening of Musical Freestyles” and other featured events throughout the show. Get schedules and tickets at del- SENSORY STORYTIME marnational.com. The Oceanside Public Library presents a sensory AMERICAN GIRL TEA storytime, in honor of NaSign up now for the tional Autism Awareness American Girl Tea Party at Month at 9 a.m. April 27 in 2 p.m. May 5 in the Mission the Civic Center Library, Branch Library Communi- 330 N. Coast Highway, ty Room, 3861-B Mission Oceanside. Ave., and at 2 p.m. May 12, in the Civic Center Library LIFELONG LEARNING Community Rooms, 330 N. All about “Arbor Day” Coast Highway, Oceans- and “The Life, Music and ide. Children are invited Times of Sergei Prokofiev” to bring their favorite doll will be the two topics at or stuffed animal and come the lifelong learning group, dressed for tea. The party is LIFE Lectures at MiraCosfree, for children between ta College, at 1 p.m. April the ages of 6 and 12, and 27 , at the college’s Oceans-

ide campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. #1000. Purchase a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot 1A, and park in this lot. Visit miracosta.edu/life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972.


The Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Spring Street Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 and April 29 on Highway 101 between D and J Streets, with vendors, food, music and a child and pet friendly beer garden.


Tickets are available now for a benefit concert, “Heart of a Child,” with 17 youth musical acts from throughout the region at 7 p.m. April 28 at Qualcomm’s Jacobs Hall, 5775 Morehouse Drive, Sorrento Valley. The Ariana Miller Music with Heart program was formed by Dr. Jeffrey and Anita Miller of Encinitas, to honor their daughter Ariana, who died before she could get a heart transplant. Food trucks will open on-site at 5 p.m., and a reception and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 general admission, $100 VIP (includes preferred seating and unlimited beverages). For information and tickets, go to https://resoundingjoyinc. org/event/7th-annual-heartchild-concert.


Tickets are available now for the Carlsbad Kiwanis Club will hold its semi-annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon May 6, during the Carlsbad Street Faire at the Old Train Station parking lot, along Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street. Tickets cost $8 in advance or $9 at

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the door; children 5 and under are free. Ticket holders receive a $4 discount coupon toward one large pizza at That Pizza Place on El Camino Real which is valid through Aug. 6. Advance tickets can be purchased from members of the Kiwanis Club, Key Clubs at Carlsbad and Sage Creek High Schools, and Scouts in Cub Scout Pack 740 and Boy Scout Troop 784.

Head First, hunter-gatherer games and an employment MAD HATTER TEA seminar at 10:30 a.m. TickTickets are available ets are $10. now for The North Coast Women’s Connection “Mad Hatter Tea” a full-service FRIENDS AND FAITH The Catholic Widows tea from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 and Widowers of North p.m. May 8, at Lomas SanCounty support group for ta Fe Country Club, 1505 those who desire to foster Loma Santa Fe Drive, Solafriendships through var- na Beach. Reservations are ious social activities will $30 and should be made by see “Sense and Sensibility” April 30. If space is availApril 28 at Mira Costa Col- able, walk-ins will be $35. lege Theater, Oceanside. Send a check payable to Reservations are neces- NCWC to Dorothy Cuchna, SUMMER JOBS AT FAIR 654 E. Circle Drive, Solana The San Diego County sary: (858) 674-4324. Beach. Fair, is searching for candidates for positions at this LAVENDAR, BASIL AND MINT year’s fair, June 1 through Take the Spring Herb DONATE TO RUMMAGE SALE July 4. Explore the oppor- Walk at San Diego BotanCarlsbad Community tunities at our upcoming ic Garden from 10 a.m. to Church will hold a garage Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 noon April 28 at 230 Quail sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. p.m. April 28 at the Del Mar Gardens Drive, Encini- May 4 and from 9 a.m. to 2 Fairgrounds Director’s Lot tas. Cost is $54, plus a $10 p.m. May 5. Donation drop(follow the signs on Jimmy supply fee paid directly to offs from 4 to 6 p.m. April Durante to special parking instructor on day of class. 29 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. lot for all job fair visitors.) (Ages 18+). Information at April 30 to May 2, receipts You can apply online at sd- sdbgarden.org/classes.htm. available. Enter through fair.com/jobs, prior to the the church underground job fair, so they will already MEDITATE WITH SINGLES parking structure, 3175 have the application.
 San Diego Singles hosts Harding St., Carlsbad. No a Water Meditation for large appliances, organs/ CELEBRATE BIRTH OF BUDDHA Spiritual Singles in an al- pianos microwaves, hideCelebrate Hanamat- cohol- and smoke-free envi- a-bed couches, or heavy suri, the Flower Festival ronment 7 to 10 p.m. April exercise equipment. All and birth of the Buddha 28 in Carlsbad. Instruc- proceeds will go to Church noon to 6 p.m. April 28 and tions given after purchase Ministries. For more incall Laurie April 29 at 150 Cedar Road, of $15 ticket at eventbrite. formation, Vista, with Buddhist taiko c o m / e / s a n - d i e g o - s i n - Trosak-Spalding, (760-744drumming plus hands-on g le s - eve nt s -w ate r- me d - 5052). family workshops, Japa- itation-for-spir itual-sinnese dancers, children’s gles-tickets-43177581308. APRIL 30 games, talks on Buddhist SUMMER JOBS practice, shakuhachi aural APRIL 29 The city of Solana meditation, sumi-e exhibits, PSYCHIC FAIRE AND HOME TOUR Beach has job openings for farmers market and garden Spend the day at a Vic- seasonal summer camp recbooth. Free admission, free toria Psychic Faire and tour reation leaders, seasonal parking. For more informa- a fully restored Queen Ann summer ocean lifeguards, tion, call (760) 941-8800, or Victorian home in Escon- seasonal Junior Lifeguard visit vbtemple.org. dido from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. interns and part-time/temApril 29. Tickets are $20 at porary management assisPARTY AT sandiegoreikicorps.org and tant. Applicants must subat the gate on the afternoon mit a city of Solana Beach ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER The San Diego Ar- of the event. This event is employment application at chaeological Center is sponsored by the San Diego http://agency.governmenthosting a barbeque noon Reiki Corps, a nonprofit or- jobs.com/cosb/default.cfm. to 4 p.m. April 28 at 16666 ganization providing Reiki For more information, call San Pasqual Valley Road, energy channeling. The Al- (858) 720-2400 or visit ci.soEscondido, with tacos and bert Beach House is on the lana-beach.ca.us. Del Mar beer, a salsa competition, National Historical Reg- Fairgrounds parking fee a silent auction, music by ister and will be open for $14. guided tours. DIA DEL LOS NINOS CHEFS COOK FOR CASA

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A food- and wine-tasting event to benefit Casa de Amparo will be held 12:30 to 4 p.m. April 29 at the Hilton CROP San Diego Del Mar,.93 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.,.93 Del Mar. Cost is $150 or the VIP reception will be 4.17 12:304.28 to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $225 and includes live auction preview, champagne and wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, complimentary valet parking, and admission to the main event.

April 30 is Día de los Niños, a popular Mexican celebration that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. San Diego County Library sites are celebrating the occasion with Día events throughout the month of April. Visit sdcl.org/dia for a full listing of Día events.


Conner’s Cause for Children hosts a Spring Boutique from 11 am to 3 pm April 29 at The Hive at Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas. It’s an afternoon of shopping, raffle prizes and delectable desserts from Thyme in the Ranch.



Hunter/Jumper Week runs May 1 through May 6 featuring the “$25,000 Surfside Grand Prix” presented by The Competitive Equestrian at 1:45 p.m. May 4 and the “$100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar” presented by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Equestrian Division at 6:45 p.m. May 5 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds - Del Mar Arena, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. TURN TO CALENDAR ON 7

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Former Del Mar couple ‘paddle their own canoe’ at La Costa Glen

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Dental program aims to keep seniors smiling REGION — For 18 years Dr. Roya Mirkhan has provided top-quality specialized dental services to patients in San Diego. With a large number of elderly patients, she recognized a set of challenges unique to the senior population when it came to dental needs. The idea for ButterFlies Smile® was born out of Dr. Mirkhan’s compassion for her patients and her realization that she had a way she could help them address their dental health and improve their overall quality of life at the same time. One area Dr. Mirkhan specializes in is dental implants. “I treat a lot of elderly patients for their implant needs due to teeth loss,” she said. “I see how they eventually have a hard time making it to my office and I was getting a lot of family requests for home care for their dental needs. I decided to establish a state-of-the-art dental mobile care service to be able to take care of these patients in the best possible way. I can see them anywhere, and treat them, even if they are medically compromised.” ButterFlies Smile® was designed to address the important social concern of the often neglected senior population by offering minimally invasive treatments at a discounted price for those living in assisted living, retirement and memory care facilities in San Diego. “We are able to eliminate travel time, waiting time, idle time in the chair and inevitable delays that can make a trip to the dentist take as long as three hours,” Dr. Mirkhan said, adding that it is especially helpful for those who have difficulty traveling due to disability or special needs. “Patients can expect a routine appointment to last no more than 60 minutes, spent entirely with the dentist, offering a one-on one experience unmatched in traditional and or corporate dentistry settings, using state-of-the-art digital dental equipment,” she said. Dr. Mirkhan has been affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and manages a highly specialized private practice Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center located at Scripps Coastal Medical Offices in Del Mar/ Carmel Valley area. She has been recognized as “America’s Top Dentist” by the Consumer Council of America and “Top Dentist” by Peer Review since 2008, among other accolades. To learn more about Dr. Mirkhan and ButterFlies Smile®, visit www.ButterFliesSmile.com, or www. LoveMyTeeth.com call (858) 337-9245 or email info@ButterFliesSmile.com .

Two years ago, world travelers Bea and Tom Roberts made one of the most important journeys of their life: leaving their longtime home in Del Mar and moving to the La Costa Glen retirement community in Carlsbad. As former real estate appraisers of large tracts of land, the Roberts gravitated to La Costa Glen’s 280-acre site near the Batiquitos Lagoon. They knew that 180 acres of the property would be permanently preserved, a rarity in 21st century Southern California. “We were familiar with the site when La Costa Glen was just a dream,” Bea says. “This community is absolutely unique. It has a quiet, relaxed ambiance with buildings spread over a large campus – something you just don’t find anymore.” Veteran travelers, the Roberts selected a detached villa with an attached garage to showcase their paintings, sculptures and rare textiles acquired during trips to China, Iran, Syria, Libya and other exotic locales. The home also provides plenty of space for their backyard sculpture garden. “Moving to La Costa Glen removed the tedium of homeownership,” Tom says. “We loved our home in Del Mar, but don’t miss the

Bea and Tom Roberts, longtime residents of Del Mar, call their new home at La Costa Glen retirement community in Carlsbad “absolutely unique.” Courtesy photo

headaches that come with maintaining a house. At La Costa Glen, all the housecleaning, re-roofing, painting, landscape maintenance and other mundane chores are handled by the staff. We spend our time on the things we enjoy.” Bea grew up around the restaurant business and still considers herself a “foodie.” Tasty food with a lot of variety was a top priority when she and Tom began researching re-

tirement communities. “Coming from a culinary background, I can be tough to please,” she says. “But the food and beverage operation at La Costa Glen is absolutely amazing. The chefs put a lot of emphasis on balanced, healthy food. We also like to eat at home and order items to go from the La Costa Glen kitchen. It really is the best of both worlds.” Tom adds that one of the biggest

benefits of living at La Costa Glen is the opportunity to live among people your own age. “Even as active as we are, Bea and I still felt somewhat isolated within the general population,” he says. “Older adults want to live near people they can relate to and who are interested in the same things they are. As you get older, your social circle narrows if you stay in your own home. It’s often hard to meet new people. Here, you live in a community with lots of opportunity to make new friends.” A major reason why the Roberts moved to La Costa Glen with its continuing care program stemmed from a common fear for many people – leaving decisions about their longterm health care to their children. “Tom and I are independent-minded people with lots of plans for the future,” Bea says. “But if the time comes, we don’t want to burden our children with those decisions. “In fact, Tom and I try not to depend on them for anything because they have their own lives to lead. We plan to paddle our own canoe for as long as possible.” For more information on the La Costa Glen lifestyle, call 800-8524384 or visit www.lacostaglen.com.

BioRegenesis Conference unites scientists, practitioners and community Self-educate, experience, meet & connect The BioRegenesis Conference is a phenomenal three-day event that unites scientists and practitioners presenting the newest modern approaches and technologies in accelerated healing, regeneration, neuroplasticity, reverse aging on the cellular level and expanded consciousness. The community is invited to come and receive the multitude of advanced therapies offered in the exhibitor hall, which is located in the Veranda room in the Lobby of the beautiful Omni Resort in La Costa. A

ence and learn from powerful international speakers. Those attending will be able to enjoy hand on visceral experience with the revitalizing and RASHA stress and relaxation technology as well as receive deep replenishing somatic wellness treatments from trained specialists. All conference speakers and presenters will be available to offer demos over the weekOne of the highlights of the exhibitor hall will be The RASHA PEGASUS end for a direct immersion Scalar-Plasma-Crystalline Sound Harmoniser. RASHA PEGASIS is a into these highly innovative true scalar plasma energy device with the most advanced frequen- energy medicine sessions cy generating software that protects, enhances and harmonizes the with long lasting benefits. autonomic nervous system (ANS) by relieving stressors, transmuting ​Our interactive panels negative habitual patterns, supporting relaxation, cellular detoxifica- of progressive scientists, tion and healing from electrosmog and geopathic stress. For more pioneering thinkers, revinformation on the RASHA PEGASIS device, visit www.therasha. olutionary inventors and com Courtesy photo avant-garde health experts are all converging to share wide-variety of exhibits will ter the exhibitor hall. the most advanced and sobe open to the public from One day and three day phisticated information on 9AM to 6PM all 3 days, and tickets are still available to the planet. Therefore, we no passes are needed to en- participate in the confer- welcome you to co-partici-

fers Ten Steps to Avoid Cancer by Dr. Philip GosciensCONTINUED FROM 6 ki from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. GROWING KINDNESS May 1. All lectures are free The Flower Hill Prom- at Carlsbad City Library’s enade launches its “Grow- Schulman Auditorium, 1775 ing Kindness in Sunshine” Dove Lane, Carlsbad. season May 1 through Aug. 1 filled with activ- TUESDAY BOOK CLUB ities, community events Cole Tuesday Evening and more at 2690 Via de Book Club will discuss “The la Valle, Del Mar. More in- Night Circus” by Erin Morformation at eventbrite. genstern at 7 p.m. May 1 in com /o /flower-hill-prome- the Community Room, 1250 nade-12930954469. Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. For details, conOCEANSIDE SENIOR ANGLERS tact elyse.roy@carlsbadca. The Oceanside Senior gov or call (760) 434-2866. Anglers will host Ken Franke, president of the Sport- MAY 2 fishing Association of Cali- RAISE YOUR GLASS fornia at 9 a.m. May 1 at the The Encinitas Lions Oceanside Senior Center, Club will host its Cham455 Country Club Lane. The pagne Night at the Movies meeting is open to all an- fundraiser at 6 p.m. May 2 glers age 50 and above. Visit at La Paloma Theatre, 471 OSAnglers.org. S. Coast Highway, Encinitas. This year’s movie is AVOIDING CANCER “Some Like It Hot”, starCarlsbad City Library ring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Good Life lecture series of- Curtis, and Jack Lemon.


Free champagne, prize drawings, a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and a grand prize of $500. You need not be present to win. For tickets, call (760) 436-7528, text (760) 419-1033, or e-mail rgzehr@cox.net.




Long-distance runners can celebrate with the Cinco de Mayo 5-mile May 2 at Lake Miramar, San Diego. Race Time is 6:15 p.m. For registration and other information, visit northcountyroadrunners.com.


Green Oceanside and MainStreet Oceanside present an Earth Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2at the California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. RSVP to Gumaro@MainStreetOeanside.com.


Every Thursday in May Helen Woodward Animal Center hosts First FURiends from 10 to 11 a.m. May 3 at 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe. This parent participation class gives you and your toddler a chance to interact with and learn about animals. Each session has animal-themed activities, crafts and games that encourage bonding with parents, peers and animals. Learn more and sign up at https://animalcenter.org.

pate with this remarkable group If you can’t attend this exciting event, please share this invitation with those who are dear to you. We will enrich them with vital energy for youthful living. To learn more about BioRegenesis Conference 2018, and see a full lineup of speakers and exhibitors, visit www. Bioregenesisconference.com.

2018 Bioregenesis Conference May 4-6, 2018 Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad Taste of Cardiff, from 5 to 8 p.m. May 3 in the Cardiffby-the-Sea Town Center, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The evening highlights local restaurants, retailers, craft brewers, local vintners, artisans, musicians and photos in the vintage Camera Camper. Tickets at cardiff101.com/ taste-of-cardiff-2018-tickets. BOOKS ON WEDNESDAY

The First Wednesday Book Club at Dove Library will discuss “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi at 2 p.m. May 2 in the Gowland Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad.

San Diego North Coastal WomenHeart Support PILATES CLASSES Group welcomes women The Encinitas Comwith interests and concerns munity Center is offering about cardiac health at 10 Pilates mat classes for ages a.m. to noon May 1at Tri14 through adult from 6:30City Wellness Center, 6250 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, May El Camino Road, Carlsbad. 3 through June 14, at 1140 For more information, conOakcrest Park Drive. Call tact Betty at (760) 803-2762 TASTE OF CARDIFF (760) 943-2260 or visit enciGet tickets now for nitasparksandrec.com. or Sandra at (760) 436-6695.

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On Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, a home rental agreement took an X-rated turn when Leah Bassett, artist and longtime resident of Aquinnah, unknowingly leased her home to an employee of Mile High Distribution Inc., a pornography production company. In September 2014, the Boston Globe reported, Joshua Spafford approached Bassett about renting her home from October through May 2015. In March 2015, Spafford informed Bassett he had left the house because he was fired, prompting Bassett to ask her parents to stop by and check it out. They were "shocked by the deplorable state of condition in which they found their daughter's personal residence," according to court documents. As "circumstances evolved," Bassett began reviewing internet sites maintained by Mile High, which "publicly boasted about their porn shoots on chic and tony Martha's Vineyard." Bassett filed suit in late March in U.S. District Court, alleging the sites featured photos showing her home, artwork and furnishings, "utilizing nearly every room of her home" including scenes on top of her dining room table, sofas and in her laundry room. Defense lawyer Stephen A. Roach said the suit "arose out of a basic landlord-tenant dispute." [Boston Globe, 3/28/2018]



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Some people don't like ham. When Beverly Burrough Harrison, 62, received a gift of ham from her family on Feb. 12, she waited until they left, then set it on fire and threw it in a trash can at the Bomar Inn in Athens, Alabama, where she was living. As smoke filled the room, AL.com reported, Harrison took her dog and left without alerting anyone to the fire. As a result, she was spared from being a victim of the ham bomb that blew out the front wall of the room when a can of butane fuel was ignited. Harrison was held at the Limestone County Jail on a felony arson charge and could face life in prison if convicted. [AL.com, 4/3/2018]


Things went from bad to worse for soccer player Sanchez Watt during a match in Hertfordshire, England, on March 6. Awarded a yellow card, Watt was asked his name by referee Dean Hulme, who mistook "Watt" for "What." As Watt repeated his name over and over, the referee became perturbed and changed the yellow card to red for dissent, BBC Sport reported. Hulme rescinded the card when someone explained the mixup. "I think everybody found it amusing afterwards, including the referee," said team chairman Dave Boggins. "He was very apologetic." [BBC Sport, 3/7/2018]


On March 6, Royal Canadian Mounted Police participating in an awareness campaign set up several large electronic signs in North Vancouver, British Columbia, that warned drivers: "POLICE AHEAD -STAY OFF YOUR PHONE." Despite that, within just two hours, officers ticketed 89 drivers, 74 of them for distracted driving, which results in a $368 fine, plus a $175 penalty payment on a first offense. "It is evident there is still more education and enforcement needed to make our roads safer," remarked Cpl. Richard De Jong to CTV News. [CTV News, 3/7/2018]

Fort Pierce, Florida, police pulled over a car on March 21 after observing it swerving down the roadway. As they approached, they smelled marijuana, and during the ensuing search, passenger Kennecia Posey, 26, was shocked -- shocked! -- when police found two bags in her purse: one containing marijuana, the other cocaine. WPLG TV reported that Posey admitted the marijuana was hers, but told officers: "I don't know anything about any cocaine. It's a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse." Posey was charged with felony pos- DISAPPOINTING session of cocaine and misOrganizers of the Big demeanor possession of mar- Cheese Festival in Brighijuana. [WPLG, 4/6/2018] ton, England, on March 3 were forced to offer reQUESTIONABLE JUDGMENT funds to patrons after the On March 20, the U.S. event failed on several levMarine Corps fired Navy els: 1. The festival ran out Cpt. Loften Thornton, serv- of cheese. 2. The promised ing as a chaplain for the Ma- "craft" beer was Bud Light rine Forces Reserve in New and Stella Artois. 3. The wet Orleans, after Thornton was weather prompted some to captured on video having call the event #BigMudFessex with a woman on the tival and prevented some street in front of the Crown cheese-mongers and enter& Anchor Pub, according to tainment acts from making USA Today. Marine Reserve it to the site. "Sadly, due to spokesman Lt. Col. Ted this, a few compromises had Wong said only that Thorn- to be made," festival orgaton had been fired for "loss nizers said. The BBC reportof trust and confidence." ed the festival has offered According to the Navy's half-price tickets to next strategic plan for religious year's event for anyone who ministry, chaplains "provide bought a ticket this year. a source of comfort and ref- [BBC, 3/5/2018] uge" to service members, which Thornton had appar- UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT ently extended to members -- Jonathan Rivera, 25, of the general public. [USA of Hartford, Connecticut, Today, 4/4/2018] dutifully appeared in Hart-

ford Superior Court March 7 to answer charges of stealing a car on Feb. 17. While he waited his turn, the Hartford Courant reported, parking authority agents outside the courthouse spotted a 2014 Subaru Legacy with license plates that had been reported as stolen. The car itself had also been stolen from Newington, Connecticut. Police waited for the driver to return and arrested Rivera as he started to drive away in the Subaru. He was charged with second-degree larceny and taking a car without the owner's permission. [Hartford Courant, 3/7/2018] -- Phoenix mom Sharron Dobbins, 40, was determined to get her two teenage sons out of bed for Easter services on April 1. When one of them sassed

her back, she grabbed a Taser and "I said, 'Get up! It's Jesus' Day!'" she told KNXV TV. Dobbins said she "sparked" the weapon just to make noise, but the 16-year-old called police, who found two small bumps on the boy's leg and arrested Dobbins for child abuse. Dobbins told KNXV, "I did not tase my son ... all I was trying to do is tell my kids to put God first." [KNXV via ABC News, 4/2/2018] REDNECK CHRONICLES

Last September, a celebration at a recreational lake in Wichita, Kansas, caught the eye of someone who reported seeing people "dressed in Muslim garb" with an American flag "desecrated with ISIS symbols," reported The Kansas City Star. Shortly thereafter, Munir Zanial, an engineer

for Spirit Aerosystems, was notified by Facebook that authorities were seeking information about his account, and soon a call came from the FBI, saying it had determined that the flag reported to them was a Malaysian flag and its investigation would be closed. Zanial, a Muslim from Malaysia, had rented the lake to celebrate a Muslim holiday with friends and commemorate the 60th anniversary of Malaysia's independence. In March, Zanial filed a discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court after he was barred from renting the lake again. [Kansas City Star, 3/19/2018]

on March 29 to find that the door had been locked and chained from the inside. She called police, who searched the home and found no one inside, but about two hours later, her ex-boyfriend's legs punched through the ceiling in her living room, the Salina Journal reported. Tyler J. Bergkamp, 25, of Salina had been hiding in the attic. Police arrested him and took him to Salina Regional Health Center to recover from his fall. Five days later, he left the hospital and broke into another woman's house, where he left his hospital gown, exchanging it for one of her T-shirts and a pair of sneakers. Bergkamp was rearrested a short time later and faces a number of CRIME REPORT A 23-year-old Salina, charges. [Salina Journal, Kansas, woman arrived at 4/4/2018] her home around 9:30 p.m.



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he Ventus Australis is cruising east through the Ballenero Channel at the southern end of South America where the continent becomes, as geographers have called it, “a mess” of islands. This archipelago is part of Tierra del Fuego, which translates as Land of Fire, a reference to the native people’s fires that were spotted by the first European explorers. The western portion of Tierra del Fuego, including the islands and Cape Horn, lies within Chile’s border; the remainder belongs to Argentina. Much of Tierra del Fuego’s acreage comes under the national park systems of the two countries. Today, our destination is a portion of Alberto de Agostini National Park, a 3.6-million-acre preserve named after an Italian missionary who explored, photographed and documented the area’s ecosystem. Its islands, mountains, glaciers and fjords are nothing short of stunning. We decide that it’s difficult to capture the grandeur with camera or cell phone, but we’ll try. It’s Day Three of a five-

Travelers from the 200-passenger ship Ventus Australis arrive on the moraine beach that borders Pia Glacier, which lies in southern Patagonia. Photo by Jerry Ondash

day cruise, part of the 17-day Patagonian Frontiers Tour offered by Odysseys Unlimited. Our trip began in Santiago and will end in Buenos Aires; in between, we explore some of the 260,000 awe-inspiring square miles that is Patagonia. From the deck of the 200-passenger Ventus Australis, we seem surrounded by water and mountains. I give up trying to discern which way is north and focus on absorbing what we see — jagged, snow-laden mountains that jut everywhere from this wild land, and the glistening glaciers and fjords that are too numerous to count. After a while, I start to doubt that all of this is real,

but after lunch, we get our chance to confirm that it is. We pile into Zodiac rafts and cross the waters of Pia Fjord to an isolated moraine beach. We are in luck; the weather is fair and the landing easy. More often, in this land of unpredictable weather, conditions are much crazier. Once on shore, we drop our neon-orange life jackets and hike a short way up the trail that hugs the fjord. Our guide, Cris, encourages us to pause a moment to note the grandeur and silence of Pia Glacier. This works until we hear — and feel — the rumbling crash of calving as huge chunks of ice pull away from the body of the tidewater glacier, so called because

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it flows into the sea. Unfortunately, we can’t see this force of nature because all of the action is happening across the water and around the corner, but there is no doubt that the terrain is on the move. So the calving continues and so must we. The group heads further up the forested trail where even better views of Pia Glacier and the fjord are ours. Slippery rocks and roots make the going slow, but we eventually reach a plateau where an extraordinarily beautiful panorama of mountains, glaciers, sea, islands and forest come together before and around us. It’s another moment to take in — and to realize that

we are only 600 miles from the South Pole. We are looking at landscape that has probably changed little in the last few centuries. What has changed are the inhabitants — that is, the lack of them. It’s a stunning fact that this landscape once was inhabited by Yaghan or Yamana, nomadic hunters and gatherers who lived naked in this harsh land. Predictably and sadly, most died due to diseases carried by Europeans or their bullets. A blustery wind begins to whip at our faces (the only thing that is exposed) and in the distance, we can see dark clouds rolling over the top of the Cordillera Darwin mountain range. It’s time to head down the trail. Hot

chocolate and/or whiskey greet us on our return to the beach. Back on the Ventus Australis, we cruise east through the Beagle Channel, named after the boat that brought Charles Darwin to this area. He sailed this way in the 1830s to study the area’s flora, fauna and native peoples. The channel is one of three routes around the bottom of the continent used regularly by sailors before the Panama Canal opened in 1914. More than 800 ships perished in the turbulent waters. Our day culminates with a real-life slide show of Glacier Alley, so named because of the many glaciers that creep down the mountains on the channel’s north side. As we slide through the icy water, the ship’s announcer relates the name of each glacier, which celebrate the European countries of France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Spain. For information on Odysseys Unlimited tours, visit https://odysseys-unlimited. com. For more photos and commentary, visit www. facebook.com /elouise.ondash. Correction: A sentence in my April 13 column about Valparaiso, Chile, should have read: “A cursory glance today leads visitors to think that no one over 30 resides here.”

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A rts &Entertainment ‘Visions that make you want to sell it all and travel’

Wade Koniakowsky’s focus is capturing Polynesian dreamscapes and the related emotional tie we have with far away lands. His vibe intersects with those same emotions– unspoiled, nirvana-esque landscapes, islander portraits, and ephemeral visions that make you want to sell it all and travel.”


ade Koniakowsky, one of the nation’s leading ocean-inspired artists, began painting at age 6 and started surfing before he was 12. By blending these two passions, he has gained worldwide recognition for his oil paintings of tropical interpretations. Wade’s work is currently showcased internationally as well as in 17 galleries from the East Coast to Hawaii. Jim Moriarty, Some of Wade’s signapast president of The ture paintings can be seen Surfrider Foundation in movies, television shows

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The Peter Pupping Band will be performing at 8 p.m. April 27, with Pupping on guitar, Mark Hunter on bass, Allan Phillips on keys and Kevin Koch on drums, at Dizzy’s, 1717 Morena Blvd., San Diego. Tickets are $20 available one hour before the show at http://dizzysjazz. com/, no reservations. EZ access, free parking.


The Village Church Community Theater’s Spring Production of “Little Women” will be April 27 through April 29 at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. For details and tickets, visit villagechurchcommunitytheater.org Tickets are $17.


nitas, will host its inaugural concert at 7pm April 28 and at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building
UC San Diego. Tickets are $20, students/seniors $15 at litvakdance.org/tix. REMEMBERING ARIANA

“Heart of a Child” concert, with 17 youth musical acts from throughout the region will be held at 7 p.m. April 28 at Qualcomm’s Jacobs Hall, 5775 Morehouse Drive, in Sorrento Valley. The Ariana Miller Music with Heart program was formed by Dr. Jeffrey and Anita Miller of Encinitas, to honor their daughter Ariana, who died before she could get a heart transplant. Food trucks at 5 p.m., reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25, $100 VIP. For information and tickets, go to https://resoundingjoyinc.org/event/7th-annualheart-child-concert.

cal art news Bob Coletti and international surf competitions such as The North Shore Vans Triple Crown. Wade has been a regular contributor of art for ROXY events. His designs currently adorn the custom surfboards that decorate Billabong stores nationwide. With a formal backat the theatre front door at 6 p.m. Twelve names will be drawn from the famous popcorn bucket. There are three elimination rounds going from 12 poets to eight and then three for the last round. Prize money collected from the audience will go to the finalists. No props, musical instruments, costumes or recorded music allowed. Poets need three of their original poems that do not exceed 3 minutes each. Any questions ask at info@artsalivefoundation.org.

ground in advertising, Wade has served as creative director on campaigns for such Fortune 500 brands as Reebok, McDonald’s, Microsoft and IBM. This 25-year commitment to the industry led to more than 300 creative awards including recognition by the New York Art Director’s Club and the Los Angeles Advertising Club. Wade is owner of the Ocean Art gallery in the Solana Beach Cedros Design District. See more of his work at “Silver Shorebreak,” by Wade Koniakowsky www.koniakowsky.com. munities Concert Band along with 26 outstanding high school musicians at 2 p.m. April 29 at the San Dieguito Academy Gymnasium, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Tickets $20, $15, students free. Call (760) 436-6137. COME BY AND JAM

Join the Heritage Ranch Jam acoustic open mic day noon to 4 p.m. April 29, featuring you and your neighbors. Bring your instrument and join in, sign-ups begin at 11:30 a.m., at The Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. $5 donation. Three ‘SENSE AND SENSIBILITY’ The classic “Sense and songs or 15 minutes, presentSensibility,” will be on stage ed by ListenLocalRadio.com. at 7:30 p.m. April 26 for $11 Details at SDHeritage.org. and at 7:30 p.m. April 27, April 28, May 3 through May 5 and at 2 p.m. April 28, April 29, May 5 and May 6 at MiraCosta College Oceanside, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. General admission $16 at miracosta.edu/buytix or by calling the MiraCosta College Box Office at (760) 7956815. Children under the age SOL E MAR The Oceanside Public of 5 are not admitted to the Library and the Friends of theatre. the Oceanside Public Library present Sol e Mar’s six-man POPS CONCERT “Percussion Avalanche” at An Encinitas Pops Con1 p.m. April 28, in the Civic cert with the Coastal ComCenter Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. For more information call (760) 435-5600 or visit oceansidepubliclibrary.org.

La Costa Valley Kids Movie Night presents "Coco" by Pixar 6 to 8:30 pm, April 27 at the La Costa Valley Clubhouse. 2280 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, $5 per child includes pizza, juice, popcorn and a fruit snack. Space is limited, so register at eventbrite.com/o/la-costa- NIGHT IN BRAZIL Encinitas Friends of the valley-hoa-14210063995. Arts (EFA) will recreate this culture at Passport to the ‘9 TO 5’ ON STAGE Carlsbad High School Brazil, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April Drama presents “9 to 5: 28 at the Encinitas CommuThe Musical” from April 27 nity Center, 1140 Oakcrest through May 5 at Carlsbad Park Drive, Encinitas. TickCommunity Cultural Arts ets are $45 at encinitasarts. Center, 3557 Lancer Way, org or $50 at the door. Carlsbad. Tickets $15 at https://chs9to5themusical. COMEDY NIGHT Get tickets now for the brownpapertickets.com/. Comedy Night held to raise funds for United Cerebral PAGE ON STAGE Singer-songwriter Greg- Palsy at 5:30 p.m. April 28 at ory Page will perform at Del the Fairbanks Ranch CounMar Library 11 a.m. to noon try Club, 15150 San DieguiApril 27, SDCL Del Mar to Road, Rancho Santa Fe. Branch, 1309 Camino del The show will feature Russ T. Nailz, Steve Kelley, Greg Mar, Del Mar. Otto and Allan Havey. Reservations at (858) 369-3215. YOUTH CHORAL SINGS The San Diego North Coast Singers will perform APRIL 29 at 7 p.m. April 27 and 4 p.m. FULL MOON POETRY SLAM The 101 Artists’ ColApril 28 at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, ony and Full Moon Poets 170 Calle Magdalena, Encin- hosts the La Paloma Poetry itas. Tickets $15 at the door. Slam at 7 p.m. April 29 at La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, EnciniAPRIL 28 tas. Admission is free. Poets ENCINITAS DANCE TROUPE Litvak dance of Enci- wishing to enter should be


Tina Guo, cellist with San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra, will be in concert at 7 p.m. April 29, at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Tickets are $35 to $65 at artcenter.org/.


A free concert, “Music of Women Composers” will be held at 2 p.m. April 29 Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, celebrating the lesser-known music of women composers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The event is free.


Get artsy with “Pour It

On” painting from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29, taught by Helen Shafer Garcia at San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (Ages 18+). Cost is $124. Fee includes $10 for materials. Separate supply list will be e-mailed. Register at sdbgarden.org/classes.htm. THE COWBOY SINGS

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The need for speed – Cox Internet now twice as fast When it comes to the internet, one of the things consumers value most is speed. It frees up their time by completing tasks faster, it makes watching a movie or listening to music more enjoyable, and it could be the difference between winning or losing while gaming with an opponent in another country. So, how much speed do you need? That depends on how you’re using the internet, and how many connected devices you have in your home. Whether you’re using the internet for basic search, paying bills, and shopping online, or are a multi-generational household with multiple connected devices streaming simultaneously, there’s some great news on the internet speed front. Cox Communications, which already offers some of the fastest consumer internet speeds in the nation,

recently doubled the speed for most of its customers in San Diego County. Cox offers a variety of internet service plans, so households can select the option that best fits their needs. Take a short quiz on the speed advisor at www. cox.com to determine which speed is right for you. Cox doubled the download speed for three of its service plans: Starter, Essential and Preferred. The new download speed for Preferred, the company’s most popular tier of service, is now up to 100 Mbps. The Starter and Essential plans are ideal for lighter users with one to five devices connected to the home network. The new download speed for Essential is now up to 30 Mbps and Cox Starter is now up to 10 Mbps and. The speed increases went into effect automatically for all Cox High

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Speed Internet customers with those service plans in San Diego. “Speed increases are one of many ways we continually add value for our customers,” said Suzanne Schlundt, Vice President of Field Marketing for Cox Communications. “Today,

the majority of Cox customers in San Diego are now enjoying speeds twice as fast.” Faster speeds, including the company’s Ultimate and Gigablast service plans, have been made possible by continual investments in Cox’s network coupled with

the deployment of new technology and infrastructure. Cox is also improving the in-home WiFi experience with Panoramic WiFi, ensuring wireless internet service is “wall-to-wall” fast throughout every nook and cranny of the home. “Our internet customers have embraced Panoramic WiFi,” said Schlundt. “Our technicians will literally walk your home from wall to wall to identify any dead spots and turn them into live spots so that you can have an optimal wifi experience in your home.” Cox plans to invest $10 billion in its infrastructure over the next five years, with a focus on enhancing the customer experience inside and outside of the home. The company already provides its internet customers with access to more than half a million wifi hotspots nationwide.

GIG SPEED AHEAD Cox, which was the first company to launch residential gigabit speeds in San Diego under the product name Gigablast, has continued the expansion of gigabit speeds to households countywide. Gigabit speeds (1,000 Mpbs) are the fastest residential internet speeds around. When you have a gigabit connection, you can download 100 songs within three seconds, 1,000 photos in 16 seconds, and a twohour movie in eight seconds. You can also run dozens of connected devices simultaneously at blazing fast speeds, which is key if you are planning on adding the increasingly popular smart home devices to your household. For more information on gigabit speeds and see how fast they are, go to www.cox.com/giglife.

SoCal Partnership for Jobs — raises awareness on infrastructure needs REGION – North County cities are getting their most dire infrastructure improvement wishes granted thanks to the 2017 passage of SB1. The Road and Repair Accountability Act is a landmark transportation investment to rebuild California by fixing neighborhood streets, freeways and bridges. “The passage of SB1 means that $52 billion is being invested over the next 10 years to complete projects in our communities,” John Hakel, Executive Director of Southern California Partnership for Jobs said. “While this is a victory for our state, we are working to increase awareness about the continuous need for long term infrastructure funding.” According to Hakel, the bill amounts to approximately $5 billion a year to support infrastructure improvements, but it’s a drop in the bucket compared to what is actually needed. “To get everything in tip-top shape, we would need $300 billion,” he

said. Southern California Partnership for Jobs works with cities and local regional agencies to raise public awareness and educate elected officials about the most severe infrastructure needs to improve conditions within our communities. Southern California Partnership for Jobs is a nonprofit which represents 2,750 contractors who employ more than 90,000 union workers in Southern California. “In 2014 there was a frustration by both the general contractor community and unions about the lack of transportation tax funds available to fix the degradation of our infrastructure,” Hakel said. “The unions and contractors came together to fund and begin supporting a way to strategically educate the public and public officials why there needs to be more infrastructure funding.” Prior to SB1, there was no designated state money to address these issues. “We couldn’t motivate the legislature to come up with


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The Oceanside Museum of Art will hold a twoday workshop on Book Making, from 1 to 4 p.m. May 1 and May 3. Cost is $90. Robin Douglas will teach how to augment, reassemble, paint, print, collage, and stamp on the sculpture of a book. Many supplies included but bring in any old books, bindings, pages, photographs, and other art to incorporate. Register at

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a game plan to address these very critical problems,” Hakel said. “The cities and counties didn’t have the money; the state didn’t have the money. But with SB1 funds, we have begun to clean up and make our roads and communities safer.” The benefits of SB1’s passage is twofold. While transportation infrastructure projects make safer communities, it also means more local jobs. “SB1 is a job creator,” Hakel said. “The White House Council of Economic Advisors found that every $1 billion invest-

ed in transportation infrastructure supports 13,000 jobs a year. SB1 is putting people to work rebuilding California. In Encinitas, the Santa Fe Drive Corridor Bike and Pedestrian Improvement Project is a prime example of SB1 funs at work. “The city knew exactly what project needed funding, and said ‘We have got to fix this,” Hakel said. The city of Vista submitted a request for projects that needed construction overlay work. Work is currently underway. Solana Beach has an bytherese.com. JAZZ AND GLOBAL MUSIC

annual pavement management program that identifies about a dozen streets in need of repair,” Hakel said. “SB1 funds are now helping to fix pot holes and other immediate needs in the city.” Escondido residents have a possible safety issue near Juniper Elementary School. “With SB1 funds we will be able to address bike and pedestrian improvements to create safe routes to school,” Hakel said. “We can keep children out of harm’s way and make routes easier and cleaner for motorists. Proposition 69, which will be on the June ballot, is crucial to ensure SB1 funds continue to support local infrastructure. “A “yes” vote on this proposition means that the state can’t take away money and use it for other things,” Hakel said. “It assures the voter that those projects approved will be funded and will be completed.” Southern California Partnership for Jobs stays

true to its mission of raising awareness with continuous updates to its website and social media accounts. “We even have a QR code which people can scan to learn where all work is being done here in their community,” Hakel said. “We really want people to stay up to date, see what projects we are working on, what’s in the pipeline and what has been completed.” As more projects are underway, communities are already enjoying the benefits of SB1 funds and Southern California Partnership for Jobs’ outreach. “So far, we’ve had a great response from the public and public officials with a lot of positive feedback,” Hakel said. “Everyone appreciates knowing how their tax dollars are being spent.” To learn more about SB1 and Proposition 69, visit rebuildsocal.org. To find up-to-date information about future projects you can search #rebuildsocal on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

College presents Spartan Acoustic Melodies at 5 p.m. May 2 at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. The group meets every first and third Wednesday evening to enjoy cookies and coffee while watching live performances by talented MiraCosta students.

reception from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 3, to launch a new art exhibit, “Chasing Visions” in the Kruglak Art Gallery, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. The exhibit runs through May 15.

The Friends of the Cardiff Library will host a free concert with Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind performing contemporary jazz and global music, at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Cardiff Library Community room, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Car- MAY 3 diff. JOHN DOE AT BELLY UP The rock/acoustic sound of John Doe & Exene COWBOY JACK Cowboy Jack will be is live at the Belly Up 8 to 11 performing from 1 to 2 p.m. May 2 at 143 S. Cedros p.m. May 5 at Heritage Vil- Ave., Suite T, Solana Beach. lage Park, 220 Peyri Drive, Tickets $25 advance, $27 at Oceanside. For details, call the door, $44 reserved at https://bellyup.com. (760) 801-0645.


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Bagheera might be named after a panther, but he’s quite domesticated. He is an expert napper and adores affectionate pets from people. He has a very expressive face — he’s quite a character — and his coat is incredibly

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Randy Treadway, commander of VFW Post 5431, presents Veronica “Roni” Nelson with a plaque and $250 check. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

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SOLANA BEACH — In recognition of her service to those who have served their country, the Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5431 named Veronica “Roni” Nelson its Scout of the Year. The Rancho Santa Fe resident was presented with a plaque and $250 check at the April 12 meeting. “I’m so excited,” said Roni, a fourth-generation Girl Scout who joined the organization 11 years ago. “I’ve always had an interest in helping our veterans. My grandfather was a veteran and my great-uncle died in the Philippines. So, I’ve always been connected to the military.” A top cookie seller for her troop for seven years — and the No. 1 seller for four consecutive years — Roni sells about 5,000 boxes annually and donates some of the money to Honor Flight

San Diego, which escorts local veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials dedicated to their service branch. “I was involved with the sendoff here,” she said. “I decorated the plane for them before they boarded, and I was there for their homecoming.” Roni, 17, asked her classmates at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla to write letters to the veterans, thanking them for their service. The VFW Scout of the Year program provides three college scholarships of up to $5,000 to members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country. Roni’s nomination packet has been forwarded to the VFW district commander for higher judging. This fall she plans to attend UCLA, where she will major in dance and minor in entrepreneurship.

Marines from the Marine Corps Boxing Team will travel to the United Kingdom to participate in a military-to-military training exchange culminating in a boxing competition against the Royal Marines April 30 to May 8. The United States Marine Corps and Royal Marines will use the competition to celebrate their shared warfighting culture, values and military partnership. The U.S. Marine fighters have been handpicked from units in Southern California to represent the United States Marine Corps in the ring against the Royal Marines.


Helen Woodward Animal Center introduced the world to a very special puppy. Antilles, a 2-month-old shepherd-blend, received some specialized medical care, as his legs were bowed so severely they could barely support his weight. The extreme condition can result from a variety of reasons, but Antilles was fitted with unique rigid splints on both front legs, and provided medical monitoring and aroundthe-clock care. When his

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L’Auberge Del Mar Hotel, has tapped Summer Shoemaker as director of operations for the 121-room seaside resort located just north of San Diego. In her new position, Shoemaker will oversee guest services, culinary operations, spa and housekeeping operations and report directly to L’Auberge Del Mar's general manager Terry Buchholz.


Encinitas resident and Encinitas doctor for 30 years, Craig Cook, is also the co-founder of Encinitas-based Baja Bob's Cocktail Mixes. Baja Bob's is approaching its 20th year here in Encinitas and with Cinco de Mayo coming, wants to remind everyone that Baja Bob's was the first to produce a complete line of sugar-free, low-calorie cocktail mixes 19+ years ago.


Two MiraCosta College students, Josue Luna and Sarah Schwab, have been awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship to cover the final two or three years necessary to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Not to exceed $40,000 annually, the scholarship will pay the student’s educational expenses including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.


California State University San Marcos has earned the Military Friendly® School designation, receiving a Silver Award for scoring within 30 percent of the 10th-ranked organization. The Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at militaryfriendly.com. STAR PROGRAMS AT MCC

MiraCosta College is pleased to announce that nine programs recently earned the California Community Colleges’ Strong Workforce program for recognition at the Bronze Stars level for success in improving student employment and wage outcomes through innovative career education programs.


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Perfect weather-perfect wines at annual Vin Diego See sandiegowineries.org. • The fourth annual Cinco de Mayo Tacos, Tequila and Beer Festival features eight tequila brands, more than 100 craft beers and lots of tacos from 1 to 5 p.m. May 5 at Liberty Station, Pt. Loma district of San Diego. General admission $35 each, admission at 2 p.m. VIP tickets are $50 each with admission at 1 p.m. Unlimited samples with live music from Azucar, the Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band. Gourmet tacos $3 to $5 each from restaurants and food trucks. Log in to tacostequilafestival.com

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an Diego was again Sun Diego for the sixth annual Vin Diego Wine & Food Festival a couple of weeks back. With temperatures in the mid-80s, the great lawn and pool area at Liberty Station in the Pt. Loma district was wall to wall people, wine, food and music. When I first met the founder of Vin Diego six years back, he was an ex corporate executive and avid wine lover with nothing but stars in his eyes about his dream of a 100 percent wine event honoring the West Coast as the wine capital of the world. David Fraschetti was a one-man gang determined to launch this idea and it didn’t take him long to figure it out. After a couple of years of smoothing it out and settling in to an outdoor promenade in Liberty Station, Vin Diego is one classy event. More than 40 wineries from up and down the West Coast were offering more than 150 tastings of their varietals, from Cabernet to Mountain Zinfandel. Some of the standout wines that should be on everyone’s most wanted list included: from Paso Robles, Niner Estates, Opolo Vineyards and San Antonio Winery; from Sonoma, Carol Shelton Wines, Roadhouse Winery, Ferrari-Carano and Goldschmidt Vineyards; and from Napa Valley, Ahnfeldt Wines and Barlow Vineyards.

or call (714) 721-2670. • The Barrel Room in Rancho Bernardo is planning a Taste of Duckhorn, Cheese and Charcuterie Tasting from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 12. Duckhorn is a one-of-akind Napa Valley wine that scored the No. 1 wine in the world with Wine Spectator last year. Gourmet cheeses and cured meats add to the event. Cost is $40 each. Visit tbrsd.com or (858) 673-7512 to RSVP. Reach Frank Mangio at mangiompc@aol.com

David Fraschetti, left, is the founder and chief cheerleader for the Vin Diego Wine & Food Festival, shown with Taste of Wine travel writers Scott and Nancine Hagner. Photo by Frank Mangio

In my most recent Top Ten Wines Tasted, Katherine Goldschmidt was spotlighted. This 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley of Sonoma is a richly endowed wine with a small but evident taste of dark chocolate from just East of Geyserville. Blackberry and cherry form the backbone of this wine ($16). New Zealand native Nick Goldschnidt cut his wine teeth there, as well as Australia and South America before settling down with his family in Sonoma as winemaker for Simi Wines, then as executive winemaker for a conglomerate of six household name wineries in Sonoma. From Napa Valley came Ahnfeldt Wines and longtime friend National Sales Manager Random Hazard, representing owner Bruce Ahnfeldt and Celeste Carducci. Ahnfeldt Wines was celebrating its two new releases, the 2008 Cabernet

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