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2017 annual board policy review presented to RSF School District By Christina Macone-Greene

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild, in partnership with Warkwick’s, presents a Guild member exclusive “Author Talk” with novelist Kelly Parsons. The April 20 event began with a small reception, appetizers, a brief Guild meeting, and was followed by Parson’s presentation of his newest novel, “Under The Knife.” Pictured above: Susan Appleby and Janie Licosati. Photos by Christina Macone-Greene

Author Talk with

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RANCHO SANTA FE — District counsel of Currier and Hudson, Kendall Swanson, provided the Rancho Santa Fe School District a detailed update regarding its 2017 annual board policy at the monthly April 6 board meeting. The purpose of the presentation was to review the items — no action was taken. Board policy revisions and updates align with any California Education Code changes. District counsel goes through board policies annually to ensure that they remain updated with all of the amendments to any laws. Swanson highlighted and provided an overview of the biggest updates to the policies this year. The two categories included the following: Pupil Rights and Responsibilities and Personnel. One area in the section relating to Pupil Rights and Responsibilities referred to the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors. Swanson cited how the district is required to stock them and have volunteers who are trained to administer

them. The board wanted to know if parents still need to provide EpiPens for their children if they may have that need. Swanson said parents could certainly make them available to the school, but the district was required to stock them. Also discussed was a suicide prevention policy mandated by AB 2246. “This is a new law, and it requires every district with students in grades between seven and 12 to adopt a suicide prevention policy,” Swanson said. “There are specific requirements for what must be done in order to adopt the policy.” Swanson pointed out the need for a consultation with the school and local community. According to Swanson, there are specifics to follow and Superintendent David Jaffe will be putting together a group of community members, which will also include teachers. “I’m going to prepare a draft of the suicide prevention policy and then the group can make comTURN TO POLICY ON 22

RSF Association urges members to vote for election By Christina Macone-Greene

Rhonda Matty and Wendy Johnson

Susan Bailey Cowan and Ed Hanley

The Library Guild host an Author Talk with Kelly Parsons.

RANCHO SANTA FE — Covenant residents who attended the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s monthly board meeting in April learned that although the board is having an uncontested election, it’s critical that members still vote. The two individuals wanting those seats are Rick Sapp and Stephen Dunn. According to the Association’s assistant manager, Christy Whalen, one candidate dropped out of the election. In looking ahead, the Association’s annual meeting is slated for May 11 when Covenant residents have an opportunity to meet the candidates as well as listen to their three-minute address to the audience. During her update, Whalen shared how members will be receiving their ballots in May. In their packet, Covenant residents will be asked to elect two board members as well as approve bylaw changes. To date, proposed amendments consist of the following:

adding the kinds of investments considerations that can be made by the Board and Investment Committee, changes with the goal of aligning itself with the Davis-Stirling Act, minor language/typing edits and adjusting the quorum requirement. “It is critical that participation by Association members is large enough to meet quorum requirements,” Whalen said. “If the Association does not receive ballots from a third of all households, the election will be invalid. If a quorum is not reached, the Association will have the burden, expense, and delay of another ballot mailing.” The board echoed the importance of voting. Director Allen Finkelson explained how the quorum error made in the previous bylaw changes would be corrected with the upcoming changes Association members will receive in May 2017. The quorum reduction edits will shrink from TURN TO ELECTION ON 22


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RSF Library Guild seeks to replace children’s books following storm aftermath By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — While a series of intense rainstorms officially pulled San Diego from a longstanding drought this year, the county sustained a variety of damages. According to the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild, the last storm in February destroyed hundreds of books in the upper level of the children’s section of the library. The estimated loss is more than $2,000 in picture books. The executive director of the RSF Library Guild, Susan Appleby, explained how the guild owns the library building but leases it to the county of San Diego for library use. “So we are responsible for all the maintenance and repairs and anything that goes on in the building,” she said. Despite the maintenance efforts, water seeped through. “We since had the roof repaired, but it certainly put us over budget for our building repairs for the year,” Appleby said. “We had to replace the books. I’m waiting to hear back from our insurance company as to how much they will give us for those children’s picture books. We just don’t know how much they’re going to compensate us.” Appleby said the guild is welcoming community help by way of donations made directly to the guild and earmarking them for replacing these books. The homepage of the guild’s website has a particular link named “Children’s Books Replacement Fund” for these targeted donations. The Library Guild is a 501C3 nonprofit organization, so all gifts are tax deductible. The following morning after the last rainstorm in February, staff determined that an extensive inventory of books sustained water damage. “The librarians pulled the books


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February’s intense rainstorms cause more than $2,000 in damage to children’s books at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. The Library Guild seeks community support to replace the damaged picture books. Courtesy photo

off the shelves, placed them on the carts and took everything in the back room upstairs,” Appleby said. “But as the week went on, they started counting and opening the books, and they realized then just how many were damaged beyond use.” The books were beyond being salvageable. The damage was more extensive than they thought, which became more apparent as the days passed. “We’re hoping the community will join together and help out like they always do,” Appleby said. For more information, visit rsflibraryguild.org or call (858) 756-4780.


River Bridge to be replaced By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Deemed deficient but safe, the 85-yearold bridge that spans the San Dieguito River at dog beach will be replaced, but work probably won’t begin for about three years and is expected to take two years to complete. To get the project started, council members at the April 17 meeting approved a $1.2 million contract with Kleinfelder Inc. for preliminary engineering work and environmental documentation, a process that is expected to take at least two years, City Engineer Tim Thiele said. Councilman Dave Druker pulled the item from the consent calendar, which is approved without discussion, to ensure residents they aren’t footing the entire bill. “To the casual observer it says we’re spending $1.2 million on this,” Druker said. “This really is not coming out of our capital budget. I wanted to make sure people understood that we are spending 11 percent of this, or something like that.” City Manager Scott Huth said the city will spend about $160,000, or 11.4 percent, for the preliminary work. “The concept here is that we are going to … redo the bridge,” Druker said. “It’s going to be a long process. “I just don’t want people to read this and say, ‘Oh, here goes the city spending $1 million on a bridge replacement.’

That isn’t the truth,” he added. The bridge was built in 1932, widened in 1952 and upgraded in 2000. At that time it was not considered structurally deficient. But in 2006 the sufficiency rating began to decline and in 2010 it was considered deficient mostly because the superstructure is deteriorating. The reinforced steel is corroding and causing cracks, primarily under the exterior girders that are part of the widened structure and on the tops of braces that span between beams. A study completed by Kleinfelder in 2012 confirmed the deterioration and identified “several additional items that require corrective action,” the staff report states. The problems include “collapse vulnerability” during a “seismic event.” “But it would have to be a sizeable earthquake,” Thiele said. That report concluded it would be more cost effective to replace rather than repair

the bridge. The project will be completed one lane at a time to avoid a complete shutdown of the roadway. “Once we start it will be under construction for about two years because it would increase the cost to start and stop to avoid work during the summer,” Thiele said. On the plus side, he said, there will be half as many piers in the water — five rather than the existing 10 — so water will flow better under the bridge. Thiele said public outreach will be conducted so residents can provide input on the design. He said he expects the new bridge to be similar to the existing structure but with a slimmer profile when looking at it while standing on the beach. Traffic and bike lanes should remain about the same width. The total project cost is estimated to be $22 million. Federal funding will provide about $19.5 million. The rest will be paid with local matching funds.

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Community Commentary Affordable housing — Let’s try something different and better By Robert Hemphill

“Affordable housing” is a difficult social and economic problem. Many of us lucky enough to live in Encinitas would in theory like “affordable housing” to exist so that our grandparents and our children would have some inexpensive place to live. But no one wants more density next door. The last attempt at an affordable housing policy to meet state law, “Measure T” on the ballot, was a significant failure. 18,000 people voted it

down. And this was after 150 community meetings, much analysis and a 232page thick education document sent to all voters. Why? It was too complicated, it wasn’t explained well, and it attempted to do too much. But its major flaw was the optional zoning that was proposed, called “At Home in Encinitas.” The 15 sites selected by the Council were given the option but not the requirement of going to higher density (R-30) or staying with their current zoning.

This probably seemed like a clever solution when formulated, and respectful to existing property owners, but it was not a good idea. One possible result included no sites converting so you got zero affordable housing. Or all the sites could upzone in which case you got about 3,000 units, far more than the 1093 required. There was no way to control the outcome between these two extremes. Here’s a different way TURN TO COMMENTARY ON 22

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Real estate prices driving moves from the state California Focus By Thomas D. Elias


f you’re a millennial, now aged 18 to 35, there’s a good chance the only major city in California you’re very much interested in moving to is San Francisco. That’s because it’s largely walkable, with plenty of amenities like singles bars and gorgeous parks. And also a lot of high-paying, high-tech jobs if you qualify. Millenials may be willing to double- and triple-up so they can live where they like despite high rents, but that same cost factor is driving an unprecedented share of them away from California, says a new study from the Apartment List website (apartmentlist.com/rentonomics/millennial-population-trends/). When they get ready to buy, those same millennials are forced out of high-priced cities like San Francisco, Santa Barbara and the coastal parts of Los Angeles, adds the CoreLogic data analysis firm (corelogic.com/ blog/authors/archana-pradha n / 2 016 / 11 / where -a re households-in-high- costm a rket s - buy i n g- home s . aspx#.WDx2TVwl3mc). This scene is not unique to California’s higher-priced cities, but also occurs in New York, Chicago’s tonier areas, Boston and Washington, D.C. But it could lead to serious problems for California companies wanting to hire or retain the brightest members of the young-adult generation. In San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, where prices have skied in the last three years, 50 out of every 100 households that apply for new home mortgages are buying in nearby counties like Alameda and Contra Costa, where prices are significantly lower.

Contra Costa’s median sales price over the last year, for example, was less than half San Francisco’s for comparable properties. Now this problem is spreading to nearby Alameda County, home to cities like Oakland and Berkeley, where 34 percent of home loan applications are for areas even farther from the Bay Area’s urban core. In Los Angeles, meanwhile, the millennial population decreased by 7.4 percent between 2005 and 2015, with many 18-to-35s decamping to places like Austin, Texas, Charlotte, N.C., and Houston. The technology industry is strong in those places, but real estate prices and rents are half or less than for comparable properties in the most trendy parts of Los Angeles. Overall, says CoreLogic, home prices were up 71 percent in California in that time, with the median statewide home price in mid-2016 reaching $428,000. There is no backlash yet, mostly because of foreign buyers, who tend to be among their countries’ affluent, seeking a safe place to invest their riches. The leading buyers of this type have lately been mainland Chinese. “This makes it harder for the average person to make a living (in California),” said Sam Khater, a CoreLogic economist. “That means less teachers, fire fighters, retail workers and more. It’s causing the entire state to be more expensive.” Or, as a Silicon Valley executive complained earlier this year, “I pay some of my people with master’s degrees $70,000 and $80,000 a year and they still have no hope of buying a house anywhere near where they work.” Some locales are trying to compensate for this by subsidizing teacher housing, from kindergarten to the

college level. For sure, real estate prices are a recruiting barrier when companies and schools seek to hire top talent from places like Texas and Arizona, where median home prices are barely half California’s level. Some places are trying to solve the problem with affordable housing, generally apartments or condominium units that builders are required to include in new developments along with market-rate housing. This kind of affordable property usually bears a resale price limit, with city and school employees often getting priority on the long waiting lists for them. But those same new developments, when placed in already crowded urban areas, add to traffic volume which is not notably reduced even by new public transit that has opened in parts of Los Angeles and other areas. It’s a real quandary for California: The state needs talented young workers to fuel its innovative industries, but even those who earn more than $200,000 yearly have difficulty qualifying for mortgages on homes selling for more than $1 million, increasingly common in this state. But acting to artificially reduce real estate prices would impact the resources of millions of Californians who have lived here for a generation or two. So far, there is no answer to this dilemma, which sees more and more companies forced to open satellite facilities in more affordable states. Elias is author of the current book “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” now available in an updated third edition. His email address is tdelias@aol. com. For more Elias columns, go to californiafocus.net.

The feel of Del Mar Sheriff or No Sheriff, that is the question! Will Del Mar survive this? Do we appreciate the “feel of Del Mar” under our Sheriff, or shall we become more of a police state and create our own Del Mar Police Force? This is a very important issue and the future “feel of Del Mar” is in question. Under the Police Force plan, there would be an increase in our 55-person staff by about 30 percent (19 police personnel with a Chief of Police). A Holding Tank would have to be constructed, as required. Where? At our new City Hall? I hope not. They estimate the start-up costs between $2,000,000 and $3.5 million. That’s just to buy the cars and equipment. Where would they be parked? Where should the new Police Headquarters be located? Again, not at our new City Hall, I hope. If they do, will the neighbors complain? All over town, with a Police Force, the feel of Del Mar would certainly be much different. Do we want to give that up? I’m for sticking with our Sheriff. Dave Druker has it right.

Hershell Price, earn their meeting stipends), Del Mar should solve the rail corridor problem permanently, with either tracks in the trench, Train suicides one of and/or by adding a fence, many local problems I applaud Kassidy Kan- with at least 20 pedestrian ner’s petition drive (“Encini- walkways, over or under the tas teen’s petition casts light tracks. Our region is blesson train suicides,” April 14) ed with wonderful weather, and the sympathetic reasons gorgeous beaches, lots of recthat she started the petition. reational opportunities, and If only the grownups, with a great employment picture, the where-with-all, would but we fail dismally on transactually see the problem of portation. Our freeways are “suicide-by-train” for what it jammed with one-occupant is, and solve the problem per- vehicles every morning and manently. A petition is like a evening. The “one car, one occuBand-Aid, being applied to a severed arm. It can only do pant” model has to give way to new ideas — actually imthe job it was made for. Suicide-By-Train, is a plemented! As a county, we problem that will likely not citizens and our elected offigo away, until access to the cials, have also been wringtracks is cut off. Signs to dis- ing our hands for some time, suade despondent persons about the large local homeless might sound like a good idea population. Why is this? Well, it has — but such signs may also plant ideas, in would-be sui- something to do with being cidal persons, as a method in a relatively temperate zone or reason to commit suicide. of the U.S. Both here and in If anyone has statistics that L.A., the “homeless” know “warning” or “help” signs that there is less chance of DO NOT encourage suicide, freezing to death, while there I will gladly admit my igno- would be a much greater rance on the subject. Now, chance of doing just that, I think that the city council in states and cities east and members, supervisors of our north of us. county and all those wonderful people making up SANG. Lance Johannsen, DAG, (who may or may not Carlsbad

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Handful of spots left for lavender farm trip By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is finalizing its attendance numbers for an upcoming field trip to Key’s Creek Lavender Farms in Valley Center. According to Executive Director Shelly Breneman, a few spots remain open, but they are expected to fill quickly once the word gets out about the May 18 half-day trip. Breneman shared how one of the club’s members recommended the local getaway. “It’s a destination that a lot of people have shown some interest in,” Breneman said. “The farm will be giving us a 30-40 minute private tour where they will discuss the growing and uses of the lavender. Then they will show us the distillery process following their harvest, and explain how they extract the essential oils out of the lavender.” Following the tour, the group will then retreat to an area at the eight-acre farm for a picnic lunch paired with lavender lemonade. Also on site is a store featuring handcrafted products which showcase floral varieties. According to Breneman, this will be the first time the club has journeyed as a group up to the lavender farm. The all-inclusive price for the lavender farm trip is $30 for Garden Club members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit RSFGardenClub.org or call (858) 756-1554.

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club stimulates artistry By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club members and guests had an opportunity to showcase their talents during a topiary workshop. Attendees gathered at the patio of the club on April 10 trying their hand at designing succulent turtle topiaries. Leading the instructional workshop was the club’s executive director, Shelly Breneman, and board member Julie Monroe. Breneman pointed out how its garden-related workshops are always a great success. Seventeen guests were in attendance for the event, enabling each person to receive personalized attention. “It was a lot of fun. We Jane Larson and Julie Monroe attend the RSF Garden Club’s topiary had beautiful weather and workshop on April 10. Courtesy photo

a great turnout,” Breneman said. “We put together little turtle topiaries made out of an upside down hanging basket. They turned out really

It was a lot of fun. We had beautiful weather and a great turnout.” Shelly Breneman Executive Director, RSF Garden Club

cute using succulents, which are something that will just continue to grow.”

Those who attended the workshop learned how the topiaries were hardy enough if they wanted to swap out the existing succulents with new ones. Breneman shared how workshops are just another level of what the RSF Garden Club is all about. In addition to offering these events throughout the year, the traditional workshops which have been a staple to the community include Thanksgiving centerpieces and holiday wreath making in December. The RSF Garden Club workshops provide a platform to help encourage and cultivate creativity. To learn more about its upcoming events and workshops, visit RSFGardenClub. org or call (858) 756-1554.

RSF Association votes against recorded board meetings By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association passed a new resolution at its April 6 monthly board meeting. It mandates that Covenant residents and members of the media are no longer permitted to record monthly meetings — be it audio or video. Before the resolution vote, Covenant resident Suzy Schaefer wanted to share her views on this issue during the member input portion of the meeting. She first wanted to know if the resolution was suggested by the Associ-

ation’s new manager. RSF Association President Fred Wasserman shared that it was not but instead was board recommended. Schaefer’s concern was that by not allowing members to record the meetings, or even for that matter reporters, that this board resolution may give the appearance the Association has something to hide. Schaefer let the board know she wanted transparency. Wasserman listened to Schaefer carefully and explained to her that the re-

cording secretary is the only individual who is permitted to record. “Any other recording is not an official record of the meeting,” he said. “That is the reason.” Wasserman said that recordings outside of this could not be used for any other purpose whatsoever. Before the board voted on the resolution, Wasserman suggested Association Assistant Manager Christy Whalen read it. The areas covered indicated how Association members were invited to take

part in open board or committee meetings; and, these meetings should be limited to members. For those who were not Association members, individuals would need to be “invited or preapproved by the manager” such as members of the media. Whalen went on to read that the recording secretary would record the board meetings; and, the destruction of those recordings would occur after the adoption of the meeting minutes. “Surreptitious recording of any board or commit-

tee meeting is strictly prohibited, and violation of this rule may lead to disciplinary action,” Whalen read from the resolution. According to procedures by the Davis-Stirling Act: “Neither individual board members nor attendees at a board meeting have the ‘right’ to electronically record board meetings.” The RSF Association board unanimously approved the resolution, which is aligned with the Davis-Stirling Act making the prohibition of recordings effective immediately.

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Helen Woodward hosts Puppy Prom RANCHO SANTA FE – Calling all furry amigos and amigas to the dance floor. Helen Woodward Animal Center welcomes alumni perros to the fifth annual Puppy Prom, this year in a new location. The Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Puppy Prom will be held from 10 a.m. to noon May 7 at Casa Sol y Mar, 12865 El Camino Real. To celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend, the tail-wagging event invites canine adopters and adoptees to Casa Sol y Mar in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center for the crowning of a 2017 Best Dressed Prom King and Queen. Junior and senior pooches are welcome to gather around the punch bowl (and chips and salsa)

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March 1st, 1923 - April 1st, 2017

“It’s not what kind of life one has, it’s how it’s lived.” Marjorie was born in Quincy, Illinois, on March 1, 1923, daughter to James Franklin “Frank” and Nellie Gray Anderson. The third of seven children growing up in the depression, Marjorie learned early the rhythm of life, constantly gaining experience that was interwoven throughout with joys, sorrows, adaptations, giving, and taking. Marjorie developed a love of art very early. As a second grader, a chalk snow scene of hers was displayed in the city library in Quincy. In high school, the Quincy art school awarded her an art scholarship. Marjorie left Illinois in 1946 for Long Beach, California. Here she found employment at the Long Beach Naval Station in bookkeeping and in film retouching. Her classes in early childhood education led to a job as a Head Start teacher. It was in Long Beach that she met and married Jacob Henry Halterman and started a family. Marje spent many

and to participate in such time-honored activities as corsage making, opportunity drawings, and picture-perfect prom photos against a variety of classic prom backdrops. To RSVP or to register your pup for the Best Dressed King and Queen, contact Mindy Wright at Helen Woodward Animal Center at (858) 756-4117 ext. 379. The Cinco de May-themed Prom is free to all Helen Woodward Animal Center Alumni, as well as other rescue-supporting guests. Prom cookies and agua will be available for the pups and Casa Sol Y Mar will provide free light Mexican appetizers along with drink specials (nonalcoholic “Puppy

summers in the Sierras with her family, inspiring her love for nature and the outdoors. Marje valued her time as a member of the San Diego Sierra Club. She loved hiking in the mountains and working in the kitchen at the Nature Knowledge Workshop at Foster Point. Marjorie loved gardening and was quite active at Quail Botanical Gardens, now the San Diego Botanic Garden. She took great pride in her own gardens, was an excellent seamstress, and enjoyed corresponding with her family and friends. She lived independently into her 90s. Her many passions played an important role in her volunteer work with the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach. It was here that she did most of the painting, producing scores of sceneries in a relationship with the theatre that lasted nearly 35 years. Marjorie is survived by a brother, Carl Anderson, three children — Leslie Klusmire, James Halterman, Lisa Halterman Blackburn — three stepdaughters, and three grandchildren. For those who knew Marjorie, join us for a celebration of her life at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach in the Cafe, Saturday June 10th at 10:30 am. Memorial donations in honor of her passion for the theatre may be made online at northcoastrep.org or Mail: North Coast Repertory Theatre c/o Marjorie Halterman Memorial Fund, 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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RSF Association approves $168,832 engineering study By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s April 6 board meeting approved a $168,832 engineering design study for its highspeed fiber-optic network project. Board member and chair of the Tech Committee, Rick Sapp, said it was anticipated the permit-ready design would take three months to complete. According to Sapp, four bids from qualified engineering firms were received following the Association’s RFP (request for proposal). Each vendor was examined by the Tech Committee to make a selection, Sapp said. They then asked the finance committee for an allocation of $168,832 for the design study. “I’m here to ask the board to ratify the decision by the finance committee,” Sapp said. The board approved the allocation and selected Henkels & McCoy as the vendor to provide the engineering design for the fiber network. Also referred to as H&M, the Association pointed out that the company is considered a leading utility construction firm providing infrastructure for communications, power, oil and gas pipeline, and gas distribution in North America. The company also ranks among the nation’s top engineering specialty CROP contractors. .93 During the public comment .93 portion of the meeting, 4.17 Covenant resident Suzy 4.28 Schaefer wanted to know if the engineering design would involve fiber to the home. The board conveyed that was the purpose. The design was for fiber network to pass along the streets, near homes and with the goal of supplying the closest access. Association President Fred Wasserman explained how there would be 65 miles of conduit and fiber optic cable going through the Ranch, which would be passing every house on a public street. “There’s no question that is the design,” he said. The reason for the engineering study, Wasserman said, was the Association needed to determine the actual cost to do this project. Also part of the study were detailed drawings for a permit-ready design. A thorough analysis would be provided, he said. According to Wasserman, following the engi-

neering study, they will move forward to get bids on building the network. From there, it would go out to a community-wide vote. However, it was noted that the Association has not set a date for a member vote on the project. Providing some background if the network was approved, the project construction completion is estimated to take anywhere from 18 to 30 months; and, individual homeowners would have to pay to connect to the 1-gigabit network. “We will be the most

We will be the most connected community in San Diego County.” Fred Wasserman President, RSF Association

connected community in San Diego County,” Wasserman said. The Association president also wanted everyone to know how children living in the Ranch were having challenges doing their homework because of their inability to connect to the internet. Wasserman called this a serious project on which the board was focusing much of their resources. Sapp added that the end goal was to provide a network service to every member which would, in turn, make property values more attractive as opposed to the current connectivity situation. It was up to each resident whether they wanted to connect to the network. Bringing a high-speed fiber-optic network to the Covenant is being considered a community asset, which will serve each member. According to Christy Whalen, the Association’s assistant manager, looking ahead, the next step will be issuing an RFP for internet service providers. During the course of the monthly meeting, the board of directors approved the resignation of Kim Eggleston on the Tech Committee and the appointment of Janet Danola. The board approved the motion effective immediately.

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LIFELONG LEARNING The lifelong learning group, LIFE Lectures at MiraCosta College, is hosting two speakers starting at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. April 28 at the college’s Oceanside campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. #1000. Robert Hemphill, Jr., will speak on global energy and J. Turk, president of Bayan Claremont Islamic School, will discuss the power of religion. Purchase a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot 1A, and park in lots 1A or 1B. Visit miracosta.edu/ life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972. MAKE AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE RSVPs are needed by April 28 for the Elizabeth Hospice seminar on how to complete an advance directive for healthcare, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 2 at The Elizabeth Hospice Carlsbad, 5938 Priestly Drive, Suite 103, Carlsbad. RSVP by e-mailing Donna Batchelor at outreach@ ehospice.org or by calling (760) 796-3768. CAMP PENDLETON TOURS In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Camp Pendleton, the History Museum Branch offers Saturday tours of the historic Ranch House and Chapel, May 6 and June 3. Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance by calling (760) 725-5758 Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Instructions for base access will be given during the reservation process. OUTDOOR SHABBAT Join the Great Outdoors Shabbat from 4 to 6 p.m. April 28 on the Farm House lawn at Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, with challah, candles and song. Bring a picnic dinner, a beverage, picnic blankets/ chairs, and bring in Shabbat with a beautiful sunset in the great outdoors. Live Music by Craig Parks. RSVP required at leichtag.org/ event/great-outdoors-shabbat/.


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T he R ancho S anta F e News High School Foundation Fashion Show fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. April 29 at The Forum Carlsbad, 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, with fashions, cocktails, wine tastings, extraordinary culinary treats, and live entertainment and a $250 prize package for the most beautiful floral hat creation. Tickets are $25 at eventbright.com/. SPRING GREENERY Get your greenery at the San Dieguito Garden Club Spring Plant Sale, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29 in the Shadow Mountain Church parking lot, 845 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, across from San Dieguito Academy. ENCINITAS STREET FAIR The Encinitas Spring Street Fair will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 and April 30 along Coast Highway, 101 with a Beer Garden, three stages, and children’s rides. Electra Bike is sponsoring the free Bike Valet service for cyclists arriving at D Street or J Street. For more information, including the full entertainment lineup, visit encinitas101.com THE ART OF COMPOSTING Solana Center’s Master Composter course will be held over five weeks from 9:30 a.m. to noon from April 29 to May 27 at the Encinitas Boys & Girls Club, Griset Branch, 1221 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. Cost is $50 per person. Encinitas residents get preferential registration. Scholarships available upon request. Funded by the city of Encinitas. For registration, call (760) 436-7986 ex. 700 or visit solanacenter.org/ events. RESISTING RAPE CULTURE MiraCosta College hosts a “Resisting Rape Culture Conference, From the Locker Room to the White House,” 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 29 in the Student Center, Building 3400 on campus at 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Breakfast and lunch provided. RSVP at evite.com/ event/0259WOLOV6RWSIUCWEPHCGW4HZEL24 / rsvp?utm_campaign=send_ sharable_link&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_ source=NA. WRITERS GROUP Publishers and Writers of San Diego will meet at, 10 a.m. at the Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Anyone interest-

ed or involved in writing, editing, publishing, designing, or anything related to books is welcome to attend. Members cost $10, non-members $20. Visit PublishersWriters.org for more information and to register for the meeting. Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) offers improvisational theatre, choreographed dance, and group singing workshops for teens and adults with autism, designed to teach life skills and provide a supportive community from 2:30 to 5 p.m. April 29, at 535 Encinitas Blvd., Suite. 101, Encinitas. $20 per session, scholarships available. For more information, call (760) 815-8512.


FACE FUNDRAISER Tickets are still available for The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) annual “Bags & Baubles” silent auction fundraiser set for April 30 in a home in Rancho Santa Fe. Register at events.r20. constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edo o 5 4n1143 818 2b & o s e q=&c=&ch=. PHOTOGRAPHY AT DEEDIE’S HOUSE The city of Carlsbad’s Library & Cultural Arts and Parks & Recreation Departments are partnering for the photography exhibition running Fridays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. April 23 through Aug. 27 at Deedie’s House at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying LC Lane, Carlsbad.


ADULT BALLET CLASSES Teen Adult Ballet classes start May 1 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest P a r k Drive, Encinitas. Level I, for ages 13+, Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Level II Monday and/ or Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Mixed level I-II class Saturdays at 9 a.m. and a “Just Barre” class Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. For more information visit EncinitasRecReg. com or call (760) 943-2260. REPULICAN WOMEN Join the Lake San Marcos

Republican Women Federated at 11 a.m. May 1 at St. Mark Golf Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos. Guest speakers will be Dimitris Magemenea, a limited partner and financial advisor, with Edward Jones, and Waskah Whelan a member of the Navajo Canyon Republican Women Federated.


TUNA SEMINAR The Oceanside Senior Anglers’ meeting at 9 a.m. May 2 will host a seminar on live-bait tuna fishing by Capt. Art Taylor of the Searcher at the Oceanside Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, The meeting is open to all anglers age 50 and above. For more information, visit OSAnglers.org. HIGH TEA & HATS Reservations are needed by May 2 for the North Coast Women’s Connection High Tea & Hats luncheon May 9 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. The program is by Carol Bader Millinery featuring Couture & Custom designed hats. Make checks payable to NCWC, $25 Walk-ins welcome $26. Mail checks to Shirley Tanzi, 3016 Garboso, Carlsbad, CA 92009. For times and information, e-mail NCWomensConnect@gmail. com; or visit stonecroft.org. FREE LAW ADVICE The North County Bar Association, the San Diego County Public Law Library, and the San Diego County Public Library will co-sponsor the 2017 free Legal Clinic from noon to 7 p.m. at the Vista Public Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista. Walk-ins served on a first-come, firstserved basis. For further information, contact sandiegolawl i b r a r y. o r g . BU BBLY AND A MOV I E the Encinitas Lions Club will be hosting a Champagne Night at the Movies, screening “Singin’ In the Rain” at 6 p.m. May 2 at the La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway, Encinitas. Proceeds go to purchasing prescription eye glasses for underprivileged children

in the Encinitas School MAY 5 District. Tickets are $20 at ALL-AMERICAN (760) 753-0159. COUNTRY FAIR A San Elijo Country Fair will be held MAY 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. May 12 and PEACE FORUM North 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 at County Peace Forum will San Elijo Elementary and meet to discuss its platform Double Peak School, 1615 to share, develop, and pro- Schoolhouse Way, San Marmote ideas and activities cos. The event benefits the leading to peace, justice, school. Friday Night offers prosperity and a world with- food, a live DJ and carnival out war at 11:30 a.m. May rides. Saturday has pony 3, at the Broken Yolk Cafe, rides, petting zoo, games, Grand Plaza, 101 S. Las Po- prize walk. For more inforsas Road, San Marcos. Food mation, contact TheCounis available for purchase. tryFair2017@gmail.com. For more information, visit DRIVE FOR RIDES northcountypeaceforum@ Join the Drives for Rides gmail.com. golf tournament, teeing off CARTOONIST IN- at 11 a.m. May 5, at the EnSIGHTS Carlsbad New- cinitas Ranch Golf Course, comers will host cartoonist 1275 Quail Gardens Drive, S.H. Chambers at 9:45 a.m. Encinitas, to benefit the May 3 at the Carlsbad Se- Emilio Nares Foundation, nior Center, 799 Pine Ave., a non-profit that helps famCarlsbad. For more infor- ilies navigate their child’s mation, call (760) 574-7472 journey through cancer. or visit carlsbadnewcomers. Registration cost is $200 org. per golfer, which includes FIND FAIR HOUSING golf, cart, lunch, beverage Del Mar Library will host a service, dinner reception free Fair Housing Workshop and prizes. To register for by the Fair Housing Center the event, visit classy.org/ of the Legal Aid Society of encinitas/events/drives-forSan Diego at 6 p.m. May 3 at rides-2017/e106593. 1309 Camino Del Mar. For SPECIAL CINCO DE more information, call (858) MAYO A Sober Cinco de 755-1666. Mayo celebration will be UPDATE ON MARI- held from 6 to 8 p.m. May JUANA Sarah Urfer, a fo- 5 at Immanuel Lutheran rensic expert in DUI cases Church, 1900 S. Nevada St., involving marijuana, will Oceanside without the allead a community forum cohol. The celebration will “New Marijuana and Oth- include Mariachi Del Mar, er Drug Trends, What’s Ballet Folklorico dancers, Changed Over the Years?” taco bar and fun non-alcofrom 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 3 holic drinks, piñatas and a in the Torrey Pines High photo booth. School gymnasium, 3710 Del Mar Heights Road, Car- MARK THE CALENDAR mel Valley. POLITICS FOR YOUTH The Wagon Circle, MAY 4 a local political action and WETLAND UPDATE community-service group, The Del Mar Branch Li- will hold a Youth Summit brary will host as San Die- from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May guito Wetland Restoration 6 to engage K-8 students Update by the San Dieguito in exploration of current River Valley Conservan- news topics and provide an cy at 6 p.m. May 4 at 1309 opportunity for students to Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, discuss their questions and with Stephen Schroeter, concerns. A donation of $20 research ecologist with the is suggested. For more inMarine Science Institute formation and to register, at the University of Cali- visit thewagoncircle.org/ fornia, Santa Barbara. For youth-summit/. more information, call (858) START THE SUMMER 755-1666 or visit sdcl.org. Get tickets now and salute COLLEGE CAREER the arrival of summer at FAIR Brightwood College the Del Mar Village Sumwill host a Career Fair from mer Solstice, from 5 to 8 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 on p.m. June 22 at Powerhouse campus at 2022 University Park, 1050 Camino Del Mar, Drive, Vista. Del Mar. Join them for live The event is free and music, wine and beer selecfeatures career develop- tions, tastes and the sunset. ment opportunities. For Tickets are $85 at visitdelregistration, call (760) 630- marvillage.com/summersol1555 prior to the event. stice2017/.

Developers offer meetings on future of Del Mar parcel DEL MAR — The Robert Green Company and Zephyr will hold community events to consider the future of the parcel of land overlooking North Beach in Del Mar at the corner of Camino Del Mar and Border Avenue, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on two consecutive Saturdays, May 6 and May 13 at 929 Border Ave. Residents and community members are invited to attend any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to visit oneon-one with developers, architects, planning experts and others to learn about the project and provide

ideas and input. The 16-acre stretch of oceanfront land that sits on the bluffs above North Beach (also known as Dog Beach) has been shut off from the public for the last 100 years. Currently, there are seven parcels on the site owned by three separate local families. “We’re determined to create something that fits into the landscape and scale of the community and is characteristic of Del Mar,” said Brad Termini, CEO of Zephyr. “As we start the beginning of this process, our intent is to create something that Del Mar

and Solana Beach residents will think of as their own seaside gathering spot — a cornerstone of the community where we can come to celebrate special events, entertain and enjoy, with no barriers, for the first time.” While there is an alternate proposal on the table for five gated mega-mansions, which would continue to keep the property inaccessible to the public, The Robert Green Company and Zephyr, coastal North County-based real estate developers, with deep experience in resorts and residential development re-

spectively, want to redevelop the site to make it more usable and accessible to the community. The group’s initial proposal is for a resort, branded resort villas, restaurants and meeting space, along with a public access park and walking trails. Robert Green Company and Zephyr principals, Robert Green and Brad Termini, will be available during the event to hear ideas, and talk about the community impacts and public amenities under consideration — including walking trails, a park, improved access to North Beach and public

parking. Exhibits showcasing different architectural styles that might fit into the community will be on display for feedback. Onsite parking will be provided for the event. Attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and look for event parking signs and monitors. Residents unable to attend one of the two community meetings are invited to share their comments by emailing feedback@thedelmarresort.com. For more information about Robert Green Company, visit therobert greencompany.com/.



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Brother, sister thrive despite Type 1 Diabetes By Aaron Burgin

ENCINITAS — Parker and Madison Poston look like normal kids, flashing big toothy grins and talking about their hobbies; Parker, 11, loves building and engineering and wants to be a sniper when he grows up, and Madison, the social butterfly, loves art, “iCarly” and her friends. It is only until they pull up their shirts to reveal the devices implanted in their abdomens that you realize that their lives are anything but normal. The siblings suffer from Type 1 Diabetes, a blood-sugar disorder in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. The

disease has no cure. But Parker and Madison have not let diabetes slow them down. Thanks to a special medical device that allows their parents to continuously monitor their blood sugar levels, the brother and sister are not only surviving, but thriving despite their diagnosis. They serve as juvenile ambassadors for awareness of the disease and have become role models for children and adults alike looking for ways to manage and live with the disease. They help newly diagnosed kids learn to cope with the disease. They Despite suffering from Type 1 Diabetes, brother and sister Parker and Madison Poston have not let it slow have their own blog. The them down. Courtesy photo family helps raise thousands of dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. “It has been stressful for me because I have my friends, my school plus diabetes,” said Parker, a fifth grader at La Costa Heights Elementary. “But because I have had it for a while, I feel like I can share my story and teach other people about diabetes.” Madison concurred. “They understand what I am feeling, and it makes me feel really happy inside,” Madison said when asked how she felt when she is able to tell people about her life and the disease. “Without diabetes, I wasn’t that type of kid.” Jen Poston, their mother, said she is amazed at how her children have embraced this role in the Type 1 Diabetes community “We have made it clear that it doesn’t define them, that they are a child first who has Type 1 Diabetes and that is so critically important,” Jen Poston said. “But being that voice A blank canvas to create what you’ve always has allowed them to be in wanted. A new rendition of life for you and your the community and be in school and has given them family, filled with a lifetime of memories. You’ll find the opportunity to educate ... their peers.” it at Summerset Estates, a limited collection of just The family has also become passionate advocates 22 homes atop the rolling hills of Oceanside. Step of the Dexcom monitoring device, which continuousup to an exclusive new notion of coastal living. ly monitors their glucose levels and sends readings to their parents on their • 2,487–3,307 Sq. Ft. smartphones or watches via an app. • 1 and 2-Story Homes The device, Jen Poston said, allows Madison • Up to 4 Bedrooms to play soccer or Parker to participate in parkour • Up to 4 Baths without the stress of wor-


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rying about sudden drops in their blood sugar. “It has given them more freedom,” Jen Poston said. “It keeps us as parents much more on top of their blood sugars whereas before we were flying blind without knowing technically where they were. “As long as they are under our house or until they are 18, they are wearing the Dexcom,” she said. “And I strongly believe a child diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes should not leave the hospital without one.” The device hasn’t been a panacea: replacing the sensor weekly requires sometimes painful needle pricks, and monitoring the blood sugar levels doesn’t mean they won’t drop, making sleepovers difficult. And while they are able to do certain things, Jen Poston said it does require more planning and more caution than if they didn’t suffer from the disease. “They don’t complain about Dexcom or their pump, but they have complained about being different, and it’s not really complaining as it is tears and sadness and mourning,” Jen Poston said. “Madison was too young to remember what life was like before her diagnosis, but Parker remembers. “It is a lot of anxiety when it is time to change the machines...and it does hurt,” she said. “It is a very silent disease. People will come up to us and say, “Oh, your children look so good, they look healthy,” but little did they know about the five times they were up at night for blood checks, or their sensor failed, the tears and the crying. People don’t see any of that.” Still, the brother and sister are able to live their lives and help other children and adults to understand the disease. They are members of an ambassador program for the makers of the device called Dexcom Warriors, a community that includes singer Nick Jonas and San Diego Ninja Warrior Kyle Cochran, one of Parker’s favorite warriors. But Jen Poston said having Parker and Madison as role models is critical for other kids newly diagnosed or struggling with their diagnosis. “I think it is important for other kids to look at other kids,” mom said. Jen said that community has been invaluable for her family too. “My family has been very supportive, but they don’t get it,” she said. “Only another individual or family with Type 1 gets what you have been through. That is our tribe.” But like many families who cope with the disease with their children, Jen said if she had one wish, it would be simple. “Without hesitation, a cure,” she said. “And if there wasn’t a cure, I wish I could take it from them.”

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The little known wellness secret: NAD+ Therapy REGION — San Diego is home to a hidden gem in the health and wellness community that offers residents struggling with chronic illness, fatigue, stress and addiction a powerful tool to relieve pain and withdrawal symptoms. And it is all natural. This therapy, known as intravenous nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (IV NAD+), has also been shown to eliminate the brain fog that can accompany drug and alcohol dependency for countless patients in recent months. Patients are able to rejuvenate their mind and body as their neurons regenerate, recalling precious memories that were once forgotten, feeling their senses and mind sharpened and re-engaging in activities that they had long-since given up. “IV NAD+ has been a quiet therapy for decades, but is now gaining significant traction in the healthcare industry this year, and has been highlighted as recently as last week by Dr. David Sinclair at Harvard University,” said Phillip Milgram, MD, Medical Director at

the NAD Treatment Center, located in Hillcrest. “NAD+ is a derivative of a common B vitamin known as niacin, which is used by nearly every cell in your body for energy production. The body is able to produce and recycle enough NAD+ for general health, but as you age, this process becomes less and less efficient. Exposure to drugs, alcohol, environmental toxins and a lack of sleep further exacerbate the decline in NAD+. Sometimes the slow descent of available NAD+ goes unnoticed, but in other cases it presents itself rather quickly and suddenly.” Rick, a local 59-year-old real estate developer from Hemet, had a motorcycle accident in 1999. Rick was originally prescribed Vicodin for his pain, but like many, soon after became addicted to his opiate painkillers. Made captive by his addiction, at his worst, Rick was taking up to 60 pills per day. He stopped doing the things he loved to do. “Vicodin took over my life,” he explained. “No matter how much you think you

can feed it, you can’t.” After participating in a 10-day NAD+ therapy session at the NAD Treatment Center, Rick regained focus, his vision improved dramatically and he had renewed faith in life, free from the cage of addiction. “This is the No. 1 best decision I have ever made in my life,” he said. “Some people say it’s like playing God, but if you asked somebody 100 years ago, what about antibiotics? They probably would have said the same thing,” said David Sinclair, PhD, professor in the Department of Genetics at HMS, co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, and professor at the University of New South Wales School of Medicine in Sydney. “Some people worry about big advances in technology and medicine, but once it’s adapted and it’s natural for people to live until they’re 90 in a healthy way ... we’ll look back at today like we did at the times before antibiotics when people died from an infected splinter.” Luckily for San Diego residents,

the NAD Treatment Center is one of only a few certified NAD+ clinics in the country. Dr. Milgram, its medical director, is a certified provider of NAD+, an MD who has been practicing addiction medicine for over 27 years, with three counseling degrees from University of California San Diego in alcohol and drug addiction and received the Certification of CCPS (Certified Prevention Specialist) from the California Board of Alcohol and Addiction Counselors) in 2002. Dr. Milgram stands proudly next to his dedicated team, including Tom Ingoglia, who once was an NAD+ patient himself. Ingoglia stumbled down a path of chronic fatigue and unrelenting pain resulting in a dependency on opiates. After a devastating family accident, he had almost lost will to live, but decided to give himself one last chance by trying IV NAD+.. By his seventh day in therapy, and as the Harvard study recently described last week, Ingoglia began to emerge anew. He emphatically describes how during treatment he, “started to hear music again, the

way it had moved me and had meaning for me before I was sick. In this moment, with tears streaming down my cheeks, I was able to see all the vibrant colors around me more vividly.” His cells began to regenerate as the pain melted away. Since his recovery and this experience of having his senses cleared, Ingoglia has made it his mission to, “help others transcend their conditions to experience life as it is meant to be lived.” Ingoglia and Dr. Milgram work relentlessly with their team at the NAD Treatment Center to shine a light on the benefits of IV NAD+ therapy. “We are excited because our clinical applications of NAD+, in addition to national research that is constantly uncovering new uses for NAD+, have now opened new alternative therapies to multiple chronic conditions including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, schizophrenia, addiction and mitochondrial diseases.” For more information regarding NAD+ therapy, please visit NADTreatmentCenter.com.

What it’s really like living in a retirement community By Hal and Ellen Meier

We hear it all the time from friends and former neighbors: “Why did you move to La Costa Glen? Aren’t you too young for a retirement community?” Nothing could be further from the truth. Now in our 60s, we’ve always been planners. Knowing exactly how and where we will live as we age was important to us. We also had to plan for our own long-term health care since we don’t have children. After researching a number of retirement options, we selected La Costa Glen in Carlsbad. La Costa Glen is a continuing care retirement community, meaning it includes a continuum of care, beginning with residential living and then access to assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing at the adjacent health center. We enjoy our beautiful home Hal and Ellen Meier in their La Costa Glen at La Costa Glen, but if one of us home in Carlsbad. Courtesy photo

were to need long-term care at the health center, we know we will still be close enough to spend quality time and even share meals together. Planning for long-term care was critical, but we also wanted to live in a retirement community while we were healthy and able to enjoy everything the community has to offer. We play doubles tennis at La Costa Glen, and have fun with line dancing, ballroom dancing and even ping-pong. We’re also fans of the weekly walk around the Batiquitos Lagoon, and enjoy excursions ranging from theater and opera performances to San Diego Padres games. We can choose from fitness classes, celebrity speakers and musical entertainment, bridge and bocce –– it’s up to us how much or how little we want to do. On the other hand, we don’t miss the responsibility of taking

care of a home. We never have to worry about replacing the roof, repainting the house, appliance repairs or landscape maintenance. The staff takes care of all the mundane parts of running a home, from changing light bulbs to regular housekeeping. Activities, amenities, freedom from home maintenance — all of that is important. But one of our biggest reasons for selecting La Costa Glen was the food. Like most residents, we eat at one of La Costa Glen’s restaurants nearly every day, and having a variety of menus and food options is huge. Nobody wants to eat the same food prepared the same way over and over, and La Costa Glen’s variety of delicious food made a big impression on us when we visited as part of our research. It’s no surprise we have so many fantastic food options with Chef Judd at the helm. His previous restaurant expe-

rience includes executive chef at El Bizcocho in Rancho Bernardo and La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, among others, and it sure shows. We still see our longtime friends, but we’ve also made new friends at La Costa Glen. People considering a retirement community often wonder if they’ll like the people living there — and whether they’ll be accepted in return. With such a diversity of people living at La Costa Glen, it doesn’t take long to find your niche and make new friends. Why did we move to La Costa Glen? We have the security of knowing we’re in a community that will take care of us as we age. But along the way, we plan to have the time of our lives and enjoy the food, the activities, the services, weather and staff. For us, life at La Costa Glen is the ultimate definition of aging gracefully. For more information, visit lacostaglen.com.

San Elijo Hills offers spectacular views at two new neighborhoods San Elijo Hills, which is known for its small town ambiance and spectacular ocean views, is now selling homes near the highest elevations in the community. Some homesites have panoramic ocean views that stretch from Dana Point to Mexico. Luxurious homes are now available at Davidson Communities at The Estates and Richmond American Homes at The Summit. Davidson Communities offers 58 single-family residences in variety of flexible floorplans, ranging from 4,581 to 6,322 square feet with up to seven bedrooms. The gated neighborhood showcases stately architecture in Spanish, Tuscan, Monterey and French country-inspired styles. Three beautifully decorated models are located at 956 Pearl Dr., in San Marcos. Highlights include huge gourmet kitchens (some with a secondary prep kitchen), spacious indoor-outdoor entertainment spaces, courtyards, morning rooms, covered loggias, optional outdoor sleeping porches and casitas.

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The Summit are located adjacent to Double Peak Park, the highest point in coastal North County. This neighborhood features 44 luxuriously scaled residences on large

homesites. Five floorplans, ranging from 3,070 to 4,965 square feet with three to seven bedrooms and 3.5 to 7.5 baths, are offered with an amazing array of options. These architecturally significant floorplans feature stunning indoor-outdoor configurations, with optional retractable walls of glass. Homes in this gated neighborhood are priced from the $1 millions. For information, contact (760) 6537010. This summer Crown Point by Lennar at The Estates and The Summit will be unveiled, offering 27 homes in gated neighborhoods. Ranging from 4,471 to 4,987 square feet, these impressive homes on large homesites will feature four to five bedrooms and 4.5 to 5.5 baths. For information, call (858) 7045310. Children at all three new neighborhoods will attend the brand new Double Peak School, which opened last fall. Double Peak School is teaming up with San Elijo Elementary to host their biggest fundraiser of the year, the 2017 Country Fair, which

has been expanded to two days. On May 12, there will be live music and food from 5 to 8 p.m. and May 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be thrilling carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo and lots of activities for the whole family, as well as delicious food and drink. Entrance to the Country Fair is free. Tickets for rides, food and beverages will be available for sale. San Elijo Hills is an established 1,920-acre community that integrates shopping, homes, schools, and recreation. More than half of the community has been set aside for open space and parks, including the 200-acre Double Peak Park. San Elijo Hills has been honored with the most prestigious community design awards in the building industry, including a Gold Nugget Grand Award for the towncenter and a Gold Award in the “Master-Planned Community of the Year” category at The Nationals. For more information on San Elijo Hills, visit sanelijohills.com or email learnmore @sanelijohills.com


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More than a case of the Wagner Family Wine Conundrum Red 2014 fills a serving table at La Gran Terraza, the fine dining restaurant at the University of San Diego. Photo by Frank Mangio

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f you look up the meaning of the word conundrum, you will see it’s described as baffling or perplexing, at the very least confusing. The wine business can be that way. The Wagner Family of Napa Valley started making wine in 1972. After gaining fame with the famous Caymus Cabernet “Special Selec-

tion,” a red wine you would be happy paying $200 a bottle for depending on the vintage, they felt it was time to break new ground. Some 25 years ago, the Conundrum name was born as a blended white. Charlie Wagner Senior would mix wines long before that to find the perfect blend to pair with his meal, a radical thing back in the day. It was successful from day one, with its mysterious, tropical notes. Sourced from nearby vineyards, you will taste Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier, my favorite TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 22

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protect, and love their animals.” Their organic produce is, “Guided by the wisdom of the Environmental Working Group.” The EWG is an environmental organization that does research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agriculture,

subsidies, public lands and corporate accountability. Local sourcing is a priority at Flower Child and their food is cooked fresh and quickly. They are also, “Grateful, humbled and honored and thrilled” that we are a Flower Child too. And they thank us for “being a part of the revolution.” All that is conveyed on their website and is some pretty heavy stuff to be putting out there but hey, if they walk the talk then


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When good books go bad, librarians have to do the dirty work small talk jean gillette


f I seem just a little sad, it is because I must weed the non-fiction section of my elementary school library. Weeding is pretty much like it sounds. There comes a time to go through the collection and pluck out books that are past their prime. A determination must be made on whether the book contains outdated, or inaccurate information, like the entire computer section, every country and state book and, recently, some sports books (cough, Chargers, cough). I also must decide if a book is just too beaten to survive another year. It should be a simple task, but I have needed a few tomes pulled from my notquite cold, dead hands. These books have been a part of my world for 20 years. In a collection as small as ours, I pretty much know every book we possess, and like every honest mother, have developed my favorites. Sadly, many of my favorites were published in the 1960s and have not

aged well. Just replace them? These books are of an age where they are often out-of-print. For example, there is a book I love called “Cooking with Chemistry,” with all sorts of cool recipes demonstrating chemical reactions, that end up as a sweet treat. It has been well-used, but it started as a paperback. I have taped it within an inch of its little book life, but I believe its time has come. You can glue the spine and tape the pages just so many times, before any book threatens to just dissolve before your eyes. Magnify this problem with any book that is not sewn or “library-bound.” When good commercially bound books are donated or the kids are clamoring for a particular book and it only comes in a paperback, I grit my teeth and slap it onto the shelf. Better a short run than no run at all. Some older books are beautifully bound but have gotten dirty and sticky, and then cleaned, so many times, you can’t read the cover anymore. There are also books with lots of excellent information, but contain something inaccurate now. The best example is all our books on the solar system and Pluto. Despite the ongoing debate, Pluto remains de-

moted and those books have to go. I wince when I discovered some of my favorite poetry books haven’t been checked out since 1989. Nonetheless, I will hang on to a classic, be-

cause, well, it’s a classic. Meanwhile, my carts are groaning with the rejects and I process them with a tear in my eye – unless I find mildew. Those go directly to the dumpster.

The rest will probably go to Liberia, via a book drive, or into the hands of the very children who have ignored them. It’s amazing what they’ll read when it’s free and they can keep it.

Go figure. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who knows the minute she removes that book, someone is going to ask for it. Contact her at jgillette@ coastnewsgroup.com.

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From left: Mike McGill, J. Grant Brittain and Steve Caballero help to unveil a new line of Nixon watches featuring art from the Bones Brigade. Photo by Adam Sullivan

Nixon reunites skateboarding superteam for watch collaboration By Adam Sullivan

ENCINITAS — Longtime Encinitas watch manufacturer Nixon has teamed up with one of professional skateboarding’s first legacy teams to create a series of watches. The Bones Brigade is the moniker for one of skateboarding’s earliest superteams. An elite group of skaters hand-picked by Stacy Peralta, the latter half of Powell-Peralta, one of the biggest names in skating during the boom of the 1980s. The iconic skaters that led the Brigade include Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero and Mike McGill.

The watches used for the collaboration are Nixon’s best-selling Time-Traveller model, all stainless steel, with custom dials and the iconic graphics printed on each watches’ face. Several members of the Brigade, as well as longtime friends, fans and action-sports industry veterans celebrated the release April 15 at the Said Space gallery at 766 S. Coast Highway 101. Throughout his 30-plus-year career, original Brigadier Caballero has made a name for himself through his skating, but also through loyalty. To this day, he remains J. Grant Brittain with the staple sponsors Photographer he’s been with for decades:

Powell Peralta was the first skate company that made the artwork as important as the boards themselves.”

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Costa. Tickets distributed two hours prior to the show. NORTH COUNTY ARTISTS A number of North County artists will Know something that’s going be exhibiting at the Mission Federal ArtWalk from on? Send it to calendar@ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 coastnewsgroup.com and April 30 between Ash and Grape Streets in San APRIL 28 Diego’s Little Italy. AttenFACULTY DUO dance is free. MiraCosta College music faculty Branden Muresan APRIL 30 on violin and Wan-Chin THEATER INTERNChang on piano, will be in SHIP Applications are now concert at 7:30 p.m. April accepted for a theater in28, Oceanside Campus Con- ternship program for middle cert Hall OC2406. General and high school students, Admission: $10; Seniors/ hosted by the Moonlight Staff/Students: $8. Cultural Foundation. For TRAVELING TROU- more information on how BADOUR A traveling trou- to apply to the Moonlight badour in the tradition of Youth Theatre internship Woody Guthrie and John program, visit moonlightPrine, John Craigie with JT foundation.com or contact Moring opening, will per- Toria Watson, CEO, Moonform at 7:30 p.m. April 28 light Cultural Foundation at the San Dieguito United at (760) 630-7650. Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas. MAY 1 For tickets and information, ‘THE JOURNEY visit sdFolkHeritage.org. Through May 3, see Marla LIFE at the MiraCosta Epstein’s “The Journey,” an San Elijo campus, presents exhibit of oil painting at Ena free foreign comedy film, cinitas Community Center “Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday” Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park from 1 to 3 p.m. April 28, on Drive. For more informacampus in Room 201, 3333 tion, visit arlaepsteinart. Manchester Ave., Cardiff. com. ART OF MOROCCO APRIL 29 An exhibit by artist Nancy SPRING RING St. Walter, “Before, During & Thomas More Catholic After” explores the colors, Churchwill be hosting a textures, patterns and culSpring Ring, with more than ture of Morocco through 200 handbell musicians May 7 at the First Street from all over Southern Cal- Gallery & Custom Framing, ifornia joining St. Thomas 820 S. Coast Highway 101. More’s own Tower Bells at 5 For more information, visit p.m. April 29 at 1450 S. Mel- nancywalter.com. rose Drive, Oceanside. CONCERT SERIES MAY 2 The city of Carlsbad kicks ART SHOW AND REoff a spring concert series CEPTION The all-media, juwith Salty Suites at 2 p.m. ried art awards annual stuApril 29 at the Ruby G. dent art show, “Revealed,” Schulman Auditorium at runs May 2 through May 15 Carlsbad City Library comTURN TO ARTS CALENDAR ON 23 plex, 1775 Dove Lane, La

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Pet of the Week t just 4 months old and 6 pounds, LinA coln is a small but mighty

PARKER EARNS TOP AWARD Michelle Parker, on Doriena, wins the Veredus Leading Professional Jumper Rider Award, as four weeks of competition came to a close at the Blenheim Spring Classic. Parker earned a first-place finish during the Spring Classic II in the $25,000 Markel Insurance Grand Prix, plus another blue and other solid placings in the Spring Classic III Open Welcome and Speed Derby.

force at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. He’s a silly boy who can often be found wiggling and wagging with his equally playful littermates. Lincoln is waiting to meet you at. He has been altered and is up-to-date on all of his vaccinations. His adoption fee is $425 and as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center, is micro-chipped for identification. Helen Woodward Animal Center is at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, open daily Monday through Thursday from noon to 6

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Mastering the art of traveling with these new gadgets hit the road e’louise ondash


he art of travel changes constantly with the introduction of new products that make getting there easier, more fun and convenient, and maybe even cheaper. New gadgets let us take our creature comforts with us and can make traveling with children less stressful. Speaking of which… There was a time not so long ago when, if you were under 3 feet tall, you didn’t go anywhere beyond the back yard or grandma’s house, but today, babies and toddlers seem to go everywhere. A couple of new products make taking along baby not so difficult.

The first is ciao! baby Portable High Chair (for kids up to 3

years old; theportablehighchair. com; $68.) The high chair, an engineering marvel, opens with a couple of easy motions. It’s constructed of sturdy canvas and is ideal for travel, camping (I would have loved this when my kids were young). It’s also ideal for the grandparents’ home because the chair folds easily and takes little storage space. Comes in a multitude of college team colors and logos, too ($99). The second parent-helper is the Baby Change-N-Go (babycha ngengo.com; $ 9 9 ) , w h i c h was born of the frustration that c o m e s with the lack of diaper changing facilities or facilities that are downr i g h t filthy. This system, with plenty of pockets for accessories and extra clothing, hangs on the bathroom stall door or wall. It folds up to fit in the stroller, diaper bag or backpack. Long flights or car trips sometimes require diversion for kids as well as adults. You can make sharing one tablet, phone or laptop easy with loveBuds (mylovebuds. com; $25.49), which can be used with any device that has a regular audio jack (3.5 millimeters). The

ultralight earbuds come in metallic gunmetal on one side; pink on the other. Each side has its own volume control, and it comes with extra bud covers of three sizes. Should you choose to share your music at the beach with a bottle of wine, don’t worry about having to transport breakable wine glasses. Flexible, durable

and colorful, Bendiware glasses (bendiware.com; set of four $25) are fun and negate the need for disposables (hooray!). If that weren’t enough, the 100 percent BPA-free silicone glasses are foldable so you can stow them in your backpack or bag. They won’t freeze, crack or shatter, so they are safe to put in the freezer or dishwasher. N e e d something to sit on at the beach? The Parasheet from G r a n d T r u n k (grandtrunk.com; $40) is just the thing. The 7-foot-square blanket,

constructed of ultra-lightweight, quick-drying parachute nylon, has sand pockets in the corners to make it easy to anchor, and loops for those sit uations that call for stakes. (Stakes not i nc luded.) Parasheet comes in several color combinations and the entire thing compresses into a small, attached stuff-sack, so it takes up little space. While you’re enjoying the beach, do you need insect repellent, sunscreen, breath freshener or sanitizer? These are all available from MiiSTS (miists.com), which has figured out how to dispense these liquids in flat, pocket-sized spray cont a i ners that make it easy to carry a variety of first-aid and beauty needs when you travel. MiiSTS also offers tiny spray dispensers that contain bite and bug relief, stain remover, lens and screen cleaner, zero-calorie sweetener, wrinkle-releaser and hairspray.

Easily fits in purse and backpack. Six-pack for $21. Speaking of engineering gen ius , check out the Kelvin 36 (kelvintools.com ; $49.99), an entire toolbox in one amazing gadget that measures just more than 5 inches long. Included are a knife blade; hammer; wine-opener; level; screwdriver and 26 bits; flashlight; tape measure and a

whole bunch more. Ideal for camping and the car. Comes in four colors and packed in a hinged, metal gift box. Feel intimidated by 36 tools? Try the Kelvin 23 ($29.99). E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash@ coastnewsgroup.com.



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Summer F un & L earning Who’s Ready for Summer Soccer Camp? Online Registration is now open for Rancho Santa Fe Attack’s Summer Recreational Soccer Camps. More information on the camps can be found on the League website at www. rsfsoccer.com. This summer the camps will all be held in Rancho Santa Fe. These camps are designed for all players who want to have FUN while working on their technical ability and improving their skills. The camp is open to all ages and will be conducted by the Attack professional coaching staff. Each camper will receive a customized ball and t-shirt. Questions about the camps can be directed to the League office at (760) 479-1500 or by emailing info@rsfsoccer.com. Online Registration is also open for those wishing to sign up for Fall Recreational Soccer through the Attack Recreational program. The program has been developed for children ages 4 to 15 and is uniquely designed to build upon individual skills so that each player can grow and improve throughout the season. The Fall program emphasizes fun while learning the game of soccer and the meaning of sportsmanship. Attack annually serves close to 500 chil-

dren in their Recreational program. Players who register by May 6th online or at our Walk-In Registration will be able to request a certain coach or team and will be guaranteed the opportunity to play. The Attack Rec teams play against each other and the other local clubs (such as Solana Beach, Cardiff and Encinitas). Games are held on local fields on Saturday’s during the fall with practices during the week. Registration for fall soccer can be completed online or the forms can be downloaded from the website at www.rsfsoccer.com. All forms must be completed and new players must include a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Walk-in Registration is being held on Saturday, May 6th at R. Roger Rowe Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Coach and Team Requests will be accepted on a first come basis as long as space is available. Forms will be available at the walk-in registration or you will need to bring the signed forms that you can download from the online registration. This year we are offering a $25 discount to volunteer coaches that sign up to coach by May 6th. The Attack Recreation

program is volunteer driven and relies on parents and other adults to coach and sponsor the different teams. This program has been in existence for more than 30 years and is committed to providing a high quality youth soccer program for all children. Over the years we have strived to keep the registration fees affordable for all players through our Sponsorship Program. These tax deductible sponsorships go towards the cost of running our quality program by helping with uniforms, fields, referee fees and in providing assistance to children who want to play but do not have the financial resources to do so. We offer different levels of sponsorship starting at $500. To review our Sponsorship options, check out our Rec Sponsorship Package on our website. Attack also has a Youth Soccer Referee program for children 10 and older. Training is provided and these young referees are used in the fall to referee Rec games on Saturdays. You can find more information about the Summer Soccer Camp, Attack Recreational Program or the Youth Referee Program on the club website at www. rsfsoccer.com or by calling the office at (760) 479-1500.

North Coast Rep’s summer theatre camp can help boost your child’s confidence Are you on the hunt this summer for a zoo of theatrical fun? Discover the Theatre School @ North Coast Rep! We heard your request for more two-week production based camps with more focused age groups! We’re very excited to be offering you more performance-based intensives that will be sure to give your child a fun and skill-building playful summer. For your future Broadway Babies ages 4-8 we’re offering three different one-week half-day camps on summer mornings. Choose from THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR: June 19 - June 23, 9:30am – 12:30pm, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: July 10 – July 14, 9:30am – 12:30pm, or ONE FISH TWO FISH: July 24 – July 28, 9:30am – 12:30pm. These three different halfday camps teach theatre games with rhythm, music and sound! Students have fun, working individually and as an ensemble, learning improvisation, acting, and storytelling. At the end of the week, camp will culminate in a showcase of skills for family and friends. For greater playful re-

lease of energy, find three different two-week full day fun production camps for ages 6-12. Choose from Disney’s THE LION KING Kids: June 19 – June 30, 9:30am – 3:30pm, Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK Kids: July 10 – July 21, 9:30am – 3:30pm, or Disney’s WINNIE THE POOH Kids: July 24 – August 4, 9:30am – 3:30pm. Playing fun and silly games, combined with confidence building skill development, students will work towards putting on a short version of one of your family’s best-loved stories. In just 2 weeks, these Fun Production Camps strives to guide your child through the process of putting on a show. Students will work together to build ensemble skills and enhance their creative freedom. At the end of the two weeks, camp will culminate in a performance for family and friends. For more intensive fun skill building for Tweens and Teens we offer three different two-week full day performance camps for ages 12-19. Choose from William Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece HAMLET: June 19 – June 30, 9:30am –

3:30pm, a non-musical adventure on another planet called Revenge of the SPACE PANDAS: July 10 – July 21, 9:30am – 3:30pm, or the family favorite musical Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID Jr. July 24 – August 4, 9:30am – 3:30pm. These acting intensives will take students from the audition process all the way through performance in a fast-paced, fun, and creativity enhancing experience. Take your acting skills to the next level while putting together a challenging and exciting production in just 2 weeks. At the end of the two weeks, camp will culminate in a performance for family and friends. For full camp descriptions and to register, call 858-481-1055 or www. nor t hcoast rep.org / T he atreSchool or email Ben@ northcoastrep.org with questions. *Classes are Monday– Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm at North Coast Rep Theatre in Solana Beach. Early dropoff and late pick-up are available. Discounts available for multiple weeks or sibling enrollments! North Coast Rep, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075


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A half-day camp that teaches theatre games with rhythm, music and sound! THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 19 – June 23 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10 – July 14 ONE FISH TWO FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 24 – July 28 Fun games, playful release of energy, and confidence building skill development. Disney’s THE LION KING Kids. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 19 – June 30 Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10 – July 21 Disney’s WINNIE THE POOH Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 24 – August 4

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These acting intensives will take students from the audition process all the way through performance in a fast-paced, fun, and creativity enhancing experience. HAMLET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 19 – June 30 Revenge of the SPACE PANDAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 10 – July 21 Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 24 – August 4 Classes are M–F at North Coast Rep Theatre in Solana Beach. Early drop-off/ late pickup is available. Discounts available for multiple weeks or sibling enrollments! For prices and more specific information on individual classes, please visit our website. Questons? Contact Benjamin Cole, (858) 481-2155, ext. 216. Register on the website or by calling the Box Office, (858) 481-1055.


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Summer F un & L earning Music lessons for all ages at Bach to Rock’s Summer Camps students playing full songs in no time! Each camp session culminates in a public performance and the recording of a CD. The B2R Glee camp emphasizes reading music, intonation, rhythm, and technique. We explore fun vocal exercises, singing in harmony, and cool choreography while performing popular songs. Rock City World Tour camp is for budding young musicians (4 - 7 years old) to develop the skills needed to read music, play simple rhythms and develop fine motor control – skills that

are essential for future success playing an instrument. In Intro To DJing camp, get hands-on experience while learning the fundamentals of mixing songs, scratching sounds, and DJ music theory. Using recording technology such as Pro Tools, students in the Recording Arts camp gain hands-on experience manipulating sound in a professional environment. They’ll create original music and record bands in B2R’s professional recording studios. 10% off with promo code 10OFFCAMP!

Flower Child is the second San Diego restaurant opened by restaurateur Sam Fox, joining True Food Kitchen in Mission Valley. The original Flower Child restaurant is located in Santa Monica. They took over the former Sea & Smoke space and feature spacious dining areas upstairs and downstairs, as well as a courtyard patio. The décor is whimsical, floral and funky with lots of art. Weekends have a breakfast starting at 8 a.m., which includes items such as a quinoa breakfast burrito, spiced

maple porridge and plenty of healthy beverages. Flower Child Del Mar is located at 2690 Via De La Valle. For more information, visit iamaflowerchild.com or call (858) 314-6818.


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white wine. In 2011, it was time for a red wine, along a similar style breakthrough as the Conundrum White. Welcome in Conundrum Red. Charlie Wagner II is winemaker, and comments on his current 2014 vintage. “We believe in being both serious and playful and we kept it approachable with a value price for the 2014 ($25). It’s created from dark red varietals, including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah to give us a textured but smooth mouth feel.” At La Gran Terraza, the fine dining restaurant on the campus at the University of San Diego, a full house was drawn to the family of wines presented by Filippo Reitano, the Wagner representative, and Emma Van Dusen, the restaurant’s manager. Reitano revealed the best way to drink Conundrum Red was to chill it further than most other reds. In my TASTE OF WINE March 24 edition, lauding the “Great Eight “wines from the first few months of 2017, Conundrum Red was a feature wine with plenty of traditional chocolate and candy cherry flavor.” The next La Gran Terraza wine dinners will be May 9 with 14 Hands, a prominent Washington wine, and Buena Vista Winery from Napa Valley May 23. All dinners begin at 6 p.m. and are $75 each. For reservations, call (619) 8498205.

With all the excitement over craft beers in San Diego, wine continues to be growing and many more choice locations can be found in the county. Introducing 2Plank Vineyards in San Diego and now in Vista. The two founders grew up and were college buddies in Santa Barbara where they started making wine. Wanting seriously to get into the business, they purchased a vineyard in Fallbrook in 2010, and made their wine at the established Fallbrook Winery. Eventually they rented a wine space in San Diego’s Sorrento Valley, then a second larger facility in Vista last year, where there is a full tasting and barrel room. 2Plank is the only urban winery in San Diego growing their own grapes for wine production, specializing in the Rhone valley varietals of France. On the day of our visit, 2Plank had a major cheese and travel program at the Vista site, featuring Peynir International Cheese with expert Cetin Barlas. From pasteurized sheep’s milk from the Netherlands, to raw cow’s Milk from Canada, all were paired perfectly with 2Plank wines. My favorite wines are: the 2014 Zinfandel ($28.) and the 2014 Fallbrook Cabernet Sauvignon ($45.) Tamara Golden of Golden Journeys Travel masterfully presented the travel portion of the show. 2Plank also offers a full

service vineyard installation, management and custom crush in San Diego. It includes site and soil assessment, varietal recommendation and working with county agencies. Learn more at 2plankvineyards.com.

Bach to Rock in Encinitas provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill. We teach guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, trumpet & more. Our summer camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones! B2R offers a multitude of full and half-day summer camps for ages pre-K through high school. No experience necessary! Designed for students of all levels, Rock Band camp is taught by real musicians using the unique B2R method, which will have



one-third of Covenant residents to 250 properties. Finkelson explained the need to have members vote. “Elections are expen-



ments on it and then we’ll bring back a draft at the next board meeting,” Swanson said. “The board would actually have a chance for input and then it would come back for adoption at the June meeting. It’s required to be adopted no later than July 1, so we’ll have that done and start the process of getting that in place. This is a new law that all districts are working to create a policy on this year.” One Personnel policy update dealt with “Designation of Management Team.” “This is the board policy where the board designates what positions are going to be deemed as the management team and the director of technology and director of finance have


to get to the numbers we need for state law compliance, but no more, using an entirely different system: 1. Establish a fiveyear program with an annual auction for 20 percent of the units needed. Any property owner may participate as a bidder. 2. Each interested owner bids a dollar amount for converting his property to R-30. The bids are opened publicly and the winners declared. Contingent bids are not allowed. 3. The City may select or reject bids for any reason. Any shortfall is added to the next year’s auction. Any over-selection reduces the target for the following year. 4. Fees collected

sive to the Association,” he said. “Please get the word out.” Whalen also shared how its staff was working diligently with its voter verification mailing regarding signature verification requirements. She

urged members to return those forms to the Association since there were still a few hundred properties which were not designated to vote. Verification mailing is an important task to complete with an upcoming election.

been included under this provision,” Swanson said. Also revised for “Personnel” was “Leaves of Absences.” According to Swanson, last year there was an amendment to the education code that provided differential pay to certificated employees once they have exhausted their sick leave for what’s called “baby bonding leave” under California Family Rights Act (CFRA). “It provides 12 weeks after the event, 12 weeks from starting any remaining sick leave that the certificated employee has and then for any remaining portion of that 12 weeks,” Swanson said. “They are entitled to what is called differential pay.” Differential pay for certificated employees is the difference between their regular daily rate of pay and

the rate of a substitute. “So during the remaining part of that 12-week period, they are entitled to that differential pay,” she added. The 12 weeks was also cited as being within a 12-month time period. Swanson explained that this year’s amendment served to add some clarity like any new education code. “And originally, when this was effective in January of 2016, it didn’t extend to classified employees, it was only for certificated (employees). Effective Jan. 1 (2017), it has now been extended to classified employees and nearly parallels the state language of the certificated statutes, and the district has been compliant with that since it went into law Jan. 1 of this year,” she said.

are distributed equally to each voter living within a quarter mile of the site selected. The City does not keep the fees. 5. The site upzoning is valid for five years. If a site is not developed as bid in five years, it reverts to the original zoning, loses its investment, and the shortfall is added to the subsequent year’s auction. 6. Prop A is amended to allow for this auction system. 7. The actual development of the rezoned properties must comply with all existing codes and approval processes. Why is this better? 1. The market selects the best sites, not city planners. Local political influence doesn’t matter. 2. Only 1093 units are upzoned. We get what we need to comply, and no

more. No “buffer” is required. 3. The selected sites will probably get built since there’s money at stake, so we actually get some affordable housing. 4. Local neighbors may not like the idea of more density nearby, but receiving a share of the payment should quell some of this unhappiness. Similar auction systems have been used in electric utility pollution control, very successfully, over the last 25 years. Maybe it’s time to try an equivalent approach on affordable housing. Robert Hemphill is an Encinitas resident, a member of the Coastal Mobility and Livability Working Group and a former business executive.


liflower, roasted butternut squash and scrumptious Yuzu Brussels sprouts with golden miso, toasted garlic and almonds. The proteins I mentioned are natural-chicken, sustainable salmon, grass-fed steak and organic and nonGMO tofu. There are tasty gluten-free desserts and to drink there is a selection of teas and seasonal lemonades, organic apple cider, ginger lemonade, kombucha on tap, organic wine and local beers.


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David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative an Encinitas based integrated marketing firm. He also hosts Lick the Plate Radio that airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. on FM94/9, Easy 98.1, and KSON. Reach him at david@ artichoke-creative.com or (858) 395-6905.

Wine Bytes The San Diego County Vintners Association has their 22nd annual Wine & Food Festival, April 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo. Cost is $55 for unlimited tasting and food sampling. Call (760) 230-2424 for details and tickets. A five-course dinner and Pine Ridge wines of Napa Valley are planned for Capri Blu restaurant in 4S Ranch, Rancho Bernardo May 3 at 6 p.m. Phone (858) 673-5100 for the menu and price. Firenze Trattoria in Encinitas presents a five-course Italian dinner and an equal number of wines from Prisoner Wine Company May 4 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $90 per person. To RSVP, call (760) 944-9000. Downtown Cardiff has its annual Taste of Cardiff, May 4 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Breweries, wineries and local restaurants will all participate. Cost for a Taste & Sip ticket is $40. Access cardiff101.com or call (760) 4360431 to obtain tickets. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. He is one of the leading commentators on the web. View his columns at tasteofwinetv.com. And reach him at mangiompc@aol.com.

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Taste of Cardiff serves it up ENCINITAS — It’s time once again to exercise your culinary palates at the eighth annual Taste of Cardiff from 5 to 8:30 p.m. May 4 throughout downtown Cardiff-by-theSea including Cardiff Restaurant Row. Cardiff 101 Main Street has put together this evening of strolling through the coastal community while sa-

voring the best of Cardiff’s broad choice of cuisines, plus libations from local breweries and wineries. Restaurants will be whipping up their favorite tastes and competing for the community’s vote to win the 2017 Taste of Cardiff Golden Fork Award. For tickets and more information visit cardiff101.com


ART AND CRAFT SALE Palomar College presents an Art and Craft sale May 3 through May 6 in the Art Courtyard on campus at 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos. For times and parking information, contact palomarartandcraftsale@ gmail.com. FOLK AND BLUES The Friends of the Cardiffby-the-Sea Library will be hosting a free concert at 7 p.m. May 3, featuring folk and blues-based acoustic duo Coco and Lafe, in the Cardiff Library Community Room, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. For more information, call (760) 635-1000.


at MiraCosta College’s Kruglak Gallery, on campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, with a reception for the artists 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 4.


WORK IN BRONZE Through May 3, see the work in bronze of James Kermott’s “Sporting Dogs and The American West” at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. For more information, contact (760) 943-2260. or jameskermottsculptures. com. CREATIVE PAPER-MAKING The Oceanside Museum of Art presents “Workshop: Paper Making,” from 1 to 4 p.m. May 2 and May 4 at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Cost is $40. Register at oma-online.org/ calendar/. Robin Douglas will demonstrate how to make sheets of paper. Bring plants, photos, and other objects to incorporate. All other supplies provided. MUSIC AT MUSEUM Come enjoy 333’s Music At The Museum with Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers from 7 to 9 p.m. May 3 at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Cost is $30. RSVP at oma-online.org/ calendar/.


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ART HISTORY The Oceanside Museum of Art presents a lecture series: “30,000 Years Of Art History In 4 Nights,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25. Cost is $55. Save on this series price, or register for each individually. Register at oma-online.org/calendar/.


A NEW ‘ALICE’ Get tickets now for The Village Church Community Theater presentation of “Alice@ Wonderland, The Musical,” at 7 p.m. May 5, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 6 and 2 p.m. May 7 at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets $10 to $17 at villagechurchcommunitytheater.com.



versary of my shoe. An Indonesian watch company called WAS hit me up to do a watch, so we used that one, too.” Caballero recently moved from San Jose down to North County San Diego, where fellow Brigadiers Tony Hawk and Mike McGill also live. McGill runs his eponymous retail store in Moonlight Plaza. The iconic images captured during the late-80s heyday of the Brigade were shot by renowned photographer J. Grant Brittain, who explains that the Bones Brigade graphics helped shape both the direction of professional skateboarding, and the role of the professional skater: “Powell

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Peralta was the first skate company that made the artwork as important as the boards themselves,” he said. “Before that, skaters had never really been involved in their artwork. These graphics really

made the Bones Brigade even more important in that time period.” Brittain’s photos were on display at the Said Space event, alongside his honorary Bones Brigade board. Brittain’s work can

also be seen next month in “The Art of Skate Photography” at Encinitas City Hall. The Nixon X Bones Brigade watches retail for $125 apiece, or $800 for the boxed set.

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