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Planting education A member of the San Diego River Valley Consercancy brings a load of trees to be planted along the river bottom last Sunday morning. The San Diego River Valley Conservancy along with the San Diego Native Plant Society held a river bottom tree planting event to help with the education of native plant species and increase growth of San Diego native trees in the area. Photo by Pat Cubel

Hundreds turn out to honor Delaney RANCHO SANTA FE — ­ At least 200 people turned out to honor former Rancho Santa Fe School Superintendent Liindy Delaney. The event also helped to raise funds for the Lindy Delaney Legacy Fund. “Lindy is a beloved member of the Rancho Santa Fe community and people are thrilled to have a meaningful way to honor her,” RSF Foundation Development Director Barbara Edwards told the Rancho Santa Fe News back in January.

Robert Hall is announced as the new RSF Association manager. Hall will begin with the Association early next month. Courtesy photo

New RSF Association manager announced By Christina Macone-Greene dates who then advanced

Mary Djavaherian, former superintendent Lindy Delaney and development director for The RSF Education Foundation Barbara Edwards. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association board of directors announced at its Feb. 2 monthly board meeting the approval of its new Association manager Robert Hall. According to Board president Fred Wasserman, the effective date of Hall’s employment with the Association will begin on or about March 6. “Robert is an outstanding candidate,” Wasserman said. Wasserman shared how the Association reviewed about 150 applicant resumes interested in the position. From there, that number was narrowed down to five candi-

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Golfers go big to support injured troops By Bianca Kaplanek

RANCHO SANTA FE — Less than 20 minutes and 20 balls into the third annual 15-Inch Hole-inOne Cup Challenge, Air Force veteran Bryan Taylor became the first player of the day to sink one during the Operation Game On fundraiser, held Feb. 6 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. And he didn’t do it the easy way. Taylor hit the oversized cup from 100 yards away, the third farthest distance. The shot earned him $500, half of which he donated back to Operation Game On. Taylor wasn’t the only golfer to walk away with bragging rights. In all, 12 holes-in-one were made into cups nearly four times larger than a traditional hole. Players paid $150 for 20 golf balls, which they tried to get in cups either 50, 75, 100 or 150 yards away to win $150, $250, $500 or $1,000, respectively. Two winners hit the 50-yard mark, seven made it from 75 yards away and three sunk a hole-in-one 100 yards out. The payouts would have totaled $3,550 but $2,100 was donated back to Operation Game On, which provides free golf lessons and equipment for severely physically and mentally in-

described as a great charity. Some were golfers, including Encinitas resident Marcus Reynolds and Brad McMurrey of Carlsbad, creators of YouTube’s The Marcus Cup golf comedy. Denise Mueller, also from Carlsbad, was among those who do not consider themselves golfers. Clocked at 147 mph, Mueller is the world’s fastest woman in the world on a bike. But she had only hit a golf ball once in her life, Air Force veteran Bryan Taylor, right, gets congratulations from Tony Perez as the first golfer of the day to about 25 years ago. Perez created Opermake a hole-in-one. Taylor hit from 100 yards out and donated half of his $500 winnings back to Operation

ation Game On in 2008 to give returning combat-injured troops suffering from physical and mental disabilities a custom introduction-to-golf package. Participants receive lessons from PGA-certified instructors, a professional fitting session at The Kingdom at TaylorMade Golf and custom-fitted equipment at no cost to them, the hospital or the military. Doctors, prosthetic specialists and counselors have found golf provides TURN TO GAME ON ON 14

Game On. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

jured troops, most of them undergoing treatment at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. Founder Tony Perez said from participants, sponsors, extra golf balls, spectators and the silent auction he raised about $40,500. Participants were treated to free beverages, all of which were donated, Dang Brother Pizza, tacos by El Tapatio and sandwiches from Jersey Mike’s. There was also a silent auction featuring golf packages to play at area courses, golf equipment, jewelry and restaurant certificates. A “For Those Who Just Aren’t Ready to Say Goodbye …” package of-

fered a football signed by quarterback Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers logo merchandise and a bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey. Valued at $902.99, it went for $300. Many of the record 200 registered participants had attended at least one of the previous events. Among them was Jeff Gearhart, who made two holes-inone at the inaugural event and took home tickets for a free round of golf at Pebble Beach. “I had a great time,” Gearhart said about his first year at the fundraiser. “It’s fun and people have a change to mingle, all to benefit a worthy cause.” Others were first-time participants, there to support Perez and what they

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Uncertain future for state’s anti-smog efforts California Focus By Thomas D. Elias

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ases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are down about three percent over the last 40 years in California, even as state population is up by well over one-third, better than 15 million, and far more smog-belching vehicles than ever clog the roads. This is a major public health achievement, and the single biggest reason behind it is the 45-year-old federal Clean Air Act and its provisions for California waivers. Despite this and other clear-cut successes, the California waivers vital to this state’s long-running battle against smog may soon be threatened. Those waivers let California set automotive and industrial emissions standards stricter than those in other parts of America, justified by substandard air quality in places like the Los Angeles basin and Bakersfield. While there is some disbelief in high quarters over climate change and the effects of man-made greenhouse gases, no one doubts what smog can do to human lungs. On any warm day in places like the San Joaquin, San Fernando and Santa Clara valleys, it’s hard to miss the brown taint smog often gives the air. But the number of smog alerts has dropped steadily for decades all over California, largely because of the waivers. Rules they made possible are behind generations of smog control devices, industrial smokestack controls and catalytic converters, plus hybrid, electric and now hydrogen powered cars. So effective are the California rules that more than a dozen other states passed laws requiring them to adopt for themselves any

new California standards within a few years of their taking effect here. These advances, plus new zero emissions vehicles and other improvements now in the works, were at first pronounced economic impossibilities by a united front of automakers. Yet, they’ve found ways to make these things both stylish and profitable. Without the California waiver capability written into the Clean Air

Never mind that it’s a little late to disinvent the Toyota Prius, the Tesla Models X and S and other hybrid and electric cars. Act before then-President Richard Nixon signed it in the early 1970s, none of this could be. All this is now threatened by the words and record of President Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency. In his confirmation hearing before a Senate committee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt refused to commit even to keep in place the current versions of California waivers. Over the last four decades, the EPA granted this state more than 50 such waivers. Historically, these have been harder for the state to get under Republican presidents than under Democrats. For example, a requirement that large carmakers produce hydrogen cars like the Toyota Mirai and other advanced autos now in the works did not occur while George W. Bush was president, even though state officials in 2005 began applying for a greenhouse gas-fight-

ing waiver to authorize it. Within less than a month after Barack Obama took office in 2009, the waiver process was underway, eventually winning approval that July. Pruitt, often accused of favoring oil companies and other polluters in his home state, said he plans to review all California’s waivers and might even try to take away powers granted in the past. Never mind that it’s a little late to disinvent the Toyota Prius, the Tesla Models X and S and other hybrid and electric cars. It would be one thing for Pruitt to refuse new California waivers despite their many successes. There’s precedent for that. But Pruitt would be treading on new legal ground if he tries to cancel existing waivers. This possibility is one reason California legislators retained the law firm of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help fight off potential Trump administration attempts to nix current state programs. New state Attorney General Xavier Becerra also vows resistance. No one knows where all this might lead under an administration otherwise committed to allowing states plenty of leeway to manage their own destinies on things like voting rights and water quality. “When we hear you say ‘review,’” Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts told Pruitt during his hearing, “I hear ‘undo the rights of the states.’” It sets up an uncertain future for one of the most positive, successful of state efforts, one that’s been backed by all California governors going back to Ronald Reagan in the late 1960s. Email Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol.com. For more Elias columns, visit californiafocus.net.

Property values Over the last several years, property values have skyrocketed around Encinitas. Landlords are doubling, even tripling rent and some small businesses are forced to shut. Last week another long established retail shop Gardenology closed due to her lease being up and the new rent going up to $16,000 plus a month I heard. On my morning run loop through downtown Encinitas, I noticed another permit application in the window for a beer tasting room in a vacant shop next to Ironsmith coffee. This storefront was unable to rent for over 15 months due to I’m sure the extremely high rent. It appears that beer and wine establishments are the only businesses that can afford the sky rocketing rents in downtown Encinitas and cool retail businesses are being forced out when their leases are up. We already have Culture Beer tasting room opening soon in downtown Encinitas. Don’t get me wrong I love a good IPA beer but it appears that alcohol and coffee houses are taking over downtown Encinitas. Isn’t it about time that the city of Encinitas puts a halt to one more beer bar permit? I have lived here for over 30 years and appreciate some of the nice changes and additions to downtown Encinitas but I find myself with the distinct sense that something has been lost and there, as they say, goes the neighborhood.

Dieguito Union High School District Board leadership in their recent decision to hire a superintendent and their success in implementing their capital bond program. Over the years I have seen my share of good and bad public sector executive leaders. It is a fallacy to think only a teacher/principal can be a superintendent. The best leaders I have worked with were often from “outside” the normal professional path. These have included both private sector managers leading a government agency or non-engineers who managed engineers. You don’t have to be one to manage one. In the case of SDUHSD, the Board selected a person who understands the District and its people. The Board deserves credit for looking for a leader first, and they made an excellent choice with Mr. Dill. Regarding the SDUHSD’s capital bond projects, I have followed the District’s efforts as a professional in the construction industry. I managed three different bond programs for area districts. I know about selection methods and project delivery options. SDUHSD has performed this task as well as any district in San Diego. The selections made and local companies used in the execution of projects have been top notch. The students, parents and taxpayers are fortunate to have the leadership we have.

Trish Walsh Haskell, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Joe Minner (SDUHSD parent and taxpayer since 1990), Carlsbad

San Dieguito School Board on right track I commend the San Community Choice for

San Diego County Counties all across California are acting swiftly and decisively to accelerate their transition to clean energy. On Feb. 15, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will have an opportunity to make the right choice for our environment and our local economy by voting to move ahead with a Community Choice Energy Feasibility Study. Community Choice Energy is a tool that is increasingly gaining favor in the statewide effort to increase energy independence while slashing our carbon footprint. It works by allowing government to buy electrical power on behalf of its residents while the existing utility continues to maintain the grid. Community Choice can offer a higher percentage of renewable energy in electricity service at prices competitive with the investor-owned utility. Among other benefits, Community Choice creates local jobs, boosts local economic development, controls energy costs for residents, and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Residents in Sonoma have saved over $62 million cumulatively since Community Choice went live there in 2014. Meanwhile in Marin County, Community Choice has sparked the development of numerous local energy projects while keeping costs low. San Diego residents deserve the same benefits as our counterparts across the state. The Board of Supervisors should vote yes to leaving the possibility of Community Choice open for San Diego County. Sophie Wolfram, San Diego

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Neal addresses public comment during board meetings By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe School District board member Sarah Neal brought up the topic of public comment during the Feb. 2 monthly board meeting. This was only a discussion item. Neal wanted to know if the board would consider moving the public comment portion of the meeting, when it related to an agenda item, to that agenda time slot rather than having it take place at the beginning of the meeting as it currently stood. Neal acknowledged how the community remains a big supporter of the school and how their input is valued. She believed that the public would be able to give the most meaningful comment after they heard the background information

on an agenda item during the course of the meeting that they wouldn’t otherwise know at the onset. “The other reason I think it’s going to be better for us if we allow that input to come at the agenda item is because it’s going to be more efficient for the meeting because we’re only talking about that agenda item once.” Neal also shared examples of other nearby school boards who conducted public comment in a similar fashion. School board president Todd Frank shared how over the years, he has seen the latitude a president can have and has never witnessed a time where anyone was denied the chance to give their input. “I’m trying to think what prob-

lem we’re solving because I’ve never been in a position in six years where someone didn’t get a chance to give the feedback that they needed to or

I don’t think there’s a problem here that needs to be solved.” Tyler Seltzer Vice President, RSF School Board

that they couldn’t make their needs known,” Frank said. And if the public had more to

offer, Frank said, a town hall style meeting could occur which would provide interaction designed to elucidate different issues, comments and viewpoints. Especially with the flexibility the board has with their policy, Frank said, he suggested they wait and see until a situation did arise and move forward to manage and mandate through it. Neal, however, still felt that for the public, a parent or even a teacher who wants to provide a comment, it would be more beneficial for them to have the opportunity to hear the background information about the agenda items first. Neal then cited an example of when a public comment portion of a school board meeting was pulled into print media and

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his season’s unusually heavy rainfall in North County may have created hazards for our community beyond sporadic street flooding and vehicle spinouts. Though the historic winter rains have offered some welcome relief to area reservoirs and lakes, much of the precipitation that falls in the region flows directly out to our bays and beaches, carrying with it the pollutants that accumulate on our sidewalks and roadways — motor oil, pesticides, trash, and other hazardous chemicals. The all-too-common results are beach closures and posted advisories. Over the last few years, local government agencies have taken steps to curb storm water pollution and increase public program investments. The number of days for city beach closures and health advisories has since dropped significantly. Still, problems persist with managing the issue in the region. Municipal street sweeping, which prevents chemicals and debris from entering the ocean, hasn’t always been fully funded or operated at a high efficiency level. Ongoing water testing results by San Diego Coastkeeper, a local nonprofit environmental organization, has also identified “poor” and “marginal” quality levels of our North County watersheds, such as Buena Vista Creek and Escondido Creek. In an era of limited tax dollars, and a potential economic slowdown ahead, it is important that local cities take a look at what can be TURN TO NORTHBOUND ON 14

appeared somewhat disjointed. “Again, that comment maybe wasn’t as appropriate because it was given at the beginning of the meeting where that individual didn’t have the details that the rest of the Board did have; and, so it’s almost like misreporting because the comment was given at the beginning, but yet the details of that agenda item were discussed later in the meeting.” School Board Vice President Tyler Seltzer said that in his experience no one has ever had trouble sharing their input with him no matter what the public comment part has indicated. “I don’t think there’s a problem here that needs to be solved,” Seltzer said.

LAGOON DOG HIKE Bring your dog and join other animal lovers and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy for a free, 3.5-mile, family-friendly Furry Friends Hike at the San Dieguito Lagoon Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. Register online at sdrvc.org. This out-and-back hike will go along the Coast to Crest Trail and onto the new river Path Del Mar extension ending at the Grand Avenue Overlook. Hikers are encouraged to bring a donation of dog and cat food to support the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Courtesy photo

Board approves letter for delinquent Association assessments By Christina Macone-Greene to approve the pre-lien let- sheet for which indicat-

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association board of directors approved a pre-lien letter at its Feb. 2 meeting in an effort to collect delinquent Association assessments. Also approved was a list of properties identified whose owners will receive the letter. According to board treasurer Janet Danola, the list of delinquencies had become considerably shorter. Danola attributed this to the good work of the Association staff members who were making phone calls and sending out email notices to its members. “So we’re dealing with a nice, short list at this point in time which is great,” Danola said. The board first moved

ter. Danola noted that the template pre-lien letter was developed by the Association’s attorneys. She also indicated that Association assessment pre-lien letters would also be sent by the attorneys as well. Danola told the board that both she and the Association’s controller, Matthew Ditonto reviewed the delinquent assessment list and sorted through it. Danola then provided the board with a sectional update. “The first section of the list is the members that we propose to send a letter to. They all received their certified mail receipt,” she said, adding how one was unclaimed. Danola pointed out the next section of the

ed a number of incorrect property owner addresses. For this section, Danola shared how the Association has tried to reach out to these individuals and also sent out multiple letters. In this grouping, the situation could have been something like a change in property ownership, she said. At this point in time, Danola conveyed how research was still underway for this section. The third section pertained to payment plans. Board president Fred Wasserman explained to Covenant members present at the meeting how under the current David-Stirling Act, a member has a right to request a payment plan and the Association has an obligation to consider it.

Youth After School Classes: Our Rancho Youth program provides quality after school care from 2 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and includes homework help, crafts, games and sports activities for grades kindergarten through 5th grade. We also offer enrichment classes such as: sewing, basketball, cheerleading, tennis, golf and dance. For a complete list of classes, please visit our website, RSFCC.org. Jr. Dunkers Girls Basketball League: Registration is now open for our popular Girls Junior Dunkers league and over 100 players ages 6 to 11 are expected to participate. Players will be separated into Instructional, Rookie, and Star divisions based on their age and practices start in early March. The league runs through May and costs $250 per player. Please call us at (858) 7562461 to register your child for this fun, recreational league. Community membership is required. Moms & Tots: Moms & Tots is a long-standing group run through the RSFCC where many lasting friendships begin. The group meets weekly and is a great way for mothers and their little ones’ ages newborn to 4-years-old to socialize. The playgroup meets on Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

to 12:30 p.m. throughout the school year at member’s homes and other child-friendly places in our beautiful community. This group is free with your Community Center membership. “Over the Top Tables” Spring Luncheon: Join us for a luncheon that will inspire your creativity March 22, at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Put together a group of friends, select a theme for your table and let your creative juices flow! A guest panel of judges will decide winners in four categories of table decor: Most Elegant, Most Unexpected, Most Amusing and Most Over the Top! Space is limited. Please call us at (858) 756-2461 to reserve your table. Facility Rentals: Planning an upcoming event? The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center has affordable pricing and may be available to help host your special occasions such as birthday parties, dances, banquets, corporate meetings and more. We have 3 unique rooms to suit your needs including a full gym, performance stage and kitchen. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact us at 858756-246. Join the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center! When you become a member of the Community Center you’re joining neighbors who not only support our programs but each other too. Many of our members say they’ve made lifelong friendships through our classes and events. We’re so thankful for the support of this wonderful community. Please call me with any questions you might have at (858) 756-2461 or visit us online at RSFCC.org. Linda Durkett is RSF Community Center’s executive director.


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Nominations open, storm aftermath reviewed The creeping crud By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Association interim manager Christy Whalen kicked off her monthly board meeting update by reminding the board and Covenant members in attendance how they were in the middle of an election season. Although early in the process, to date the Association had not yet received any candidate nominations for the Board of Directors. Nominations will remain open until March. “If anyone knows of someone who is interested in running, we have two

seats open,” Whalen said. One seat is held by Kim Eggleston, with the other held by Rick Sapp, whose term also ends June 30. Last August, Sapp was elected to fill a vacant board of director’s seat at the Rancho Santa Fe Association following Ann Boon’s resignation on July, 7, 2016. Whalen then addressed how the community weathered the powerful Jan. storms. Prior to them landing, the Association delivered e-blasts to its Covenant members letting them know that bad weather was anticipated, Whalen said. The community was advised that both flooding and road closures were anticipated and were encouraged to use caution. “We had quite a busy four days from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24,” she said, noting how the RSF Patrol received 88 calls during that timeframe. Whalen said from the calls recorded, seven streets had flooded, three vehicles were stuck in the water, three power lines were down, and four collisions occurred with one

minor injury. Traffic signs were also down. “Two minor mudslides were reported and lots of high winds. When we get high winds in this community, it sets off a lot of people’s alarms so there were a lot of alarm calls as well,” Whalen said. Another group incred-

trees, and so I think it could have been a lot worse.” Whalen shared how the community was fortunate that most of the trees fell away from the roadway. “We did have some fall into the roadway, especially on El Camino Real, that was closed for a bit, and again, an exhausting time

If anyone knows of someone who is interested in running, we have two seats open.” Christy Whalen Interim Manager, RSF Association

ibly busy during this time was the Association’s parks and recreations crew having received many calls. Whalen shared how they were responsible in helping to clear the downed trees. “We had probably 30 to 40 trees going down in the areas of the Association is responsible for, on Association-owned property and public right of ways,” she said. “Our crew has done a great job over the past five years of identifying and removing diseased and dead

for both our patrol and our parks crew,” she said. “But it could have been a whole lot worse had we not had our guys being so on top of it. So a great thanks to the people in patrol, and parks and recs.” Whalen then touched upon the recent tree-planting event at Osuna Ranch on Jan. 28 that had 70 participants who helped plant a total of 35 California native trees. “It was a nice community event,” Whalen said.

In loving memory of

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Vista- Doris Sylvia Ansell passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 2, 2017, just a couple of weeks shy of her 101st birthday. She was born in London, England on February 20, 1916. She married Henry John “Jack” Ansell, a Captain in the British Army on October 19, 1940, during World War II. They had 2 children, son, John, born in England and daughter, Laurie, born in Canada, where they moved after the war.

In 1961, the family moved to California to enjoy a better climate. After 68 years of marriage, “Jack” went home to be with the Lord in 2009. With the help of family, friends and neighbors, Doris was able to stay in her home until only recently moving to assisted living in Vista. Over the years, Doris’ interests have included knitting and crochet, ballroom dancing, reading, writing poetry, painting and learning Hawaiian dance at the age of 86. Doris is survived by son, John Ansell and wife Pat, daughter, Laurie Reed and husband Phil , 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a sister in England. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Lighthouse Christian Church in Oceanside on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lighthouse Christian Church, 4700 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057.

vived by sister Barbra E. Blankenship. Born in Hillsboro, Leona and siblings were raised by their father Frank. They moved to Jennings, Missouri in 1944, where Lea graduated High School in 1950. Leona then earned her Associates Degree in Commerce at Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Mo. in 1953. On June 12, 1953 Leona married Pastor Donald Fatchett. They had their first son, Danuel, in 1956 & their second son, Timothy, in 1961 after moving to California. When Don passed in November 1963, it was

the Northmont Church community strengthened her to raise two young boys. Marrying Anthony Kauflin in 1973 & eventually moving to Encinitas. Leona became the secretary for the Encinitas Planning Commission from 19872001, contributing to the city’s incorporation in ‘87. When Tony passed in 2004, Lea soldiered on, continuing to be a strong matriarch for her family and maintaining Palomar Mountain camp into her 80’s. Leona Vertise Fatchett Kauflin loved fully, fought fiercely, and chose to live her life on her terms.

Doris Sylvia Ansell February 2, 2017

jean gillette ust no. I never get sick, do you hear J me? No, I mean it. I have told you a dozen times I have amazing antibodies. Oh…I’m sorry. Did you think I was yelling at you? No…I am yelling at myself, trying in vain to circumvent my twelfth day of the creeping crud. My stellar record of health bit the dust last week. I am not looking to lay blame, as we are all unwitting carriers in one way or another. I am just looking to catch a break here. Once my defenses went down, like a blowtorch through tissue paper, things tried really hard to spin right out of control. I am throwing down a flag on this play, calling some unnecessary roughness and piling on. It started out as a si-

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Olga “Lee” Mary Ross (nee) Woodbury On February 1, 2017 Lee passed away in Kennesaw Mountain Georgia after a two year battle with cancer. She was 63. Lee is survived by her husband David Ross, and her sons David H Ross, Jr., Mark (Susan) Ross and grandchildren Samantha and Madeline Ross as well as her sister Diane (Tim) Hipps of Carlsbad CA, and brother James Woodbury of Melbourne FL. She was preceded in death by her parents James Woodbury and Mary Jane Woodbury of Melbourne FL. Donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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nus cold, dripping, dripping, dripping. I saline rinsed and zinc-lozenged my little heart out, feeling world’s better after just three days. Turns out this little virus was just laying low waiting for me to get cocky. I did and by the end of that same week, I was snorting and hawking even worse than before. I obediently took my weary, silly self to the Sunday afternoon clinic for something to end the phlegm-o-rama. Hours late, I dropped like a rock with some sort of 24-hour flu virus. I ignored my aches and general misery right up until I was half dressed for work Monday morning. But as I raced to the bathroom, all orifices threatening to erupt simultaneously, I knew things had changed. There’s nothing quite like it, is there? It had been years since I had dealt with a full crawling-onthe-floor-back-to-bed meltdown. I really hope it will be years again…or never. Never’s good. I was up and generally at-em by Tuesday, and have to admit I almost enjoyed one day of daytime TV and sleeping. But of course, one pays for one’s dilly-dallying, even just 24 hours worth, when one returns to find one’s duties piled sky high and one’s email box  flowing over. And that re me sharply why I minded will  continue to knock myself out to be the healthiest gal you know. I’ll take a good holiday anytime, when I am hitting on all cylinders, but having to stay home sick just isn’t the free pass it once was. Such is the price of growing up and of a pleasant but busy existence. Put it on my tab. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer inordinately fond of antihistamines and equally weary of coughing just now.


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The top three myths about hair transplant surgery OCEANSIDE — If you’ve been considering hair restoration, you want to have all the facts. As with any surgical procedure, misinformation is everywhere. Dan Wagner, CEO of MyHairTransplantMD, wants to help you make an informed decision about whether hair restoration is right for you, right now. Because client satisfaction is important to him, Wagner wants to dispel three of the most common myths about hair restoration. Myth #1: Hair restoration is expensive “This doesn’t have to be true,” Wagner said. “Hair restoration, like anything, takes planning and choosing the right surgeon is key.” The specialists at MyHairTransplantMD will have their initial consultation with you where they will assess your hair loss situation and your desired results. “With proper planning and execution, you are going to get the results you’re looking for,” Wagner said.

Dan Wagner, CEO of MyHairTransplantMD, wants to help you make an informed decision about whether hair restoration is right for you, right now. Courtesy photos

“We will get it right for you the first time. If you go running from doctor to doctor, not only will you be lacking in a comprehensive plan, but it will end up costing you more money.” Choosing a surgeon who will give you a plan of attack for not just your current hair loss but also any future hair loss is key. “The plan for someone who has thin hair is different from someone who has lost it all,” Wagner said. We help you replace it as you lose

it, at the pace that is specific to your case.” Wagner said that a hair restoration plan done right will only need to be done once. Myth #2: Any doctor can perform hair transplant surgery “Hair restoration is a specialty, and you want to go to a specialist,” Wagner said. “Specialists are trained to treat you in the long term.” MyHairTransplantMD offers only specialized hair resto-

ration services.“Our surgeons are highly trained and skilled at performing hair restoration surgery,” Wagner said. “It’s the only thing we do here, and we stand by the results our surgeons deliver. Our team in particular has a more artistic approach than some of the other offices that might offer it.” With the growth in popularity of robotic surgery in the industry, Wagner advises clients to consider the risks involved. “Robotic surgery enables less skilled surgeons to perform procedures, but here we feel that there is a valuable difference when choosing a surgeon over a robot,” he said. “We perform our surgeries by hand and our results reflect the vast difference between the details that only the human eye can see versus what a robot can.” Myth #3: Results are immediate “You didn’t lose your hair overnight, and we can’t restore it overnight,” Wagner said. “We are redistributing your hair, not creating it.” MyHairTransplantMD uses patented technology to map

your hair loss pattern and then defines and measures the area you are looking to restore. “We can discuss whether you are looking for coverage or density,” Wagner said. “The process takes time and planning. If someone tells you it’s immediate, they are misleading you. It’s technically impossible to restore in one day the hair that took years to lose.” As with any surgical procedure, having accurate information will guide you to make the best possible decision. The team at MyHairTransplantMD is happy to spend time with you to discuss any questions and address any concerns you might have about hair restoration. MyHairTransplantMD is located at 2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 201 in Oceanside. For a stepby-step guide to their consultation process and a complete explanation of pricing, visit their website at myhairtransplantmd.com or call the office at (800) 262-2017.

Covenant member Fast track continues for fiber-internet project discusses possible compliance issue By Christina Macone-Greene

By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Association Board President Fred Wasserman thanked a Covenant member for bringing a possible compliance issue to the attention of the board. At the monthly Rancho Santa Fe Association board meeting, longstanding Covenant member Rory Kendall addressed the matter

... I asked the Association to take it out a year ago, and it’s still there.” Rory Kendall Covenant Member

during the member input portion of the meeting. “When the Covenant was written in the 1920s, outhouses were still common in rural America. Rancho Santa Fe was very rural. There was nothing out here,” Kendall said. Kendall went on to say that the Covenant made it unambiguously clear that there would be no outhouses in Rancho Santa Fe. However, there was one exception which allowed temporary outhouses and that was when a building was under construction, he said. “Years ago the Association put in an outhouse at the Little League field. I asked the Association to

take it out a year ago, and it’s still there,” Kendall said. The Little League field is located on Rambla de las Flores. According to Kendall, behind third base, there used to be two bathrooms that were deactivated years ago. “I’m requesting the Board of Directors to please bring the Association in compliance with the Covenant and get rid of the illegal outhouse at the Little League field,” he said. It was also noted how there is currently a building on site to house a restroom facility. Rancho Santa Fe Association interim manager Christy Whalen shared that Kendall had attended the last Trails Committee Meeting in where he brought up the matter. “The committee has formed a subcommittee to look into the issue and get some recommendations,” she said. “Once the subcommittee makes recommendations to the committee, it will then go to the Board for their consideration.” Kendall then wanted to know whether this issue was going to be made into an agenda item as opposed to something procedural. According to Wasserman, he said the solution would be in how to deal with the matter and thanked Kendall for his suggestions. “We appreciate you bringing this to the attention of the board. I frankly, was not aware of this,” said Wasserman, while confirming that neither was the rest of the board.

RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Association board President Fred Wasserman told Covenant members at the monthly board meeting on Feb. 2, that bringing high-speed internet service to the Ranch remained a top priority and was not a passive activity. “I know everybody’s anxious,” he said, adding how people in the community were calling the Associa-

tion for updates. “It’s going to happen. We just have to get it done right.” Wasserman described it as a comprehensive process in terms of interviews and meetings with individuals such as potential vendors. Wasserman went on to say it was about being sensitive in terms of vetting the people who want to do business in the Covenant. Following RSF Association board member Rick

Sapp’s Technology Committee update, fellow director Mike Licosati commended Sapp on doing a fantastic job. Both Licosati and Sapp are co-chairs of the Technology Committee. “He (Sapp) really dived in and got to know all the details of this (fiber-internet project),” Licosati said. “Previously we were working with a consultant. So removing that intermediary has given us I think some

additional clarity interface directly with the providers so I’m optimistic that this process will be a two-way successful outcome.” According to the RSF Association board, vendor meetings were still ongoing. The project has been noted to be on the fast track with hopes of both direction and a potential vendor being narrowed down this spring.

Scripps Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center announce partnership REGION — Scripps Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have reached a partnership agreement to create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Diego that will provide adult cancer patients greater access to the most advanced oncology care available throughout Southern California. Through this partnership, Scripps MD Anderson is part of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a global collaborative network of hospitals and health care systems dedicated to MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer globally. The collaboration allows Scripps to combine its expertise with MD Anderson’s knowledge and capabilities for Southern California, covering eight counties from Santa Barbara to the U.S.-Mexico border. “MD Anderson is the top-ranked cancer center in America, with unparalleled experience, resources and expertise,” said Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder. “This exciting new alliance will give Southern Californians easy access

Scripps Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have reached a partnership agreement to create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Diego. Courtesy photo

to MD Anderson’s proven, research-based approaches to cancer care right here in San Diego. Our partnership builds on Scripps’ history of providing exceptional cancer care to our region and will enable us to offer the best cancer treatment available anywhere, here at Scripps.” Scripps MD Anderson will be overseen by physician and administrative leaders from both organiza-

tions. It will offer patients access to MD Anderson’s world-renowned treatment protocols, standards of care, extensive clinical trials and translational research. Patients also will have access to comprehensive cancer care, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, laboratory and diagnostic imaging, as well as other clinical and support services.

Close collaboration between the two organizations will be a hallmark of the new Scripps MD Anderson. MD Anderson Cancer Center will bring a multidisciplinary approach to local cancer patients and provide a new dimension of innovative care and treatment options. Through joint tumor boards, MD Anderson also will provide opinions for diagnosis and treatment. According to Margaret Row, M.D., vice president, clinical operations at MD Anderson’s Cancer Network, Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center will bring significant benefits to the San Diego region. “Each patient diagnosed with cancer will have the advantage of not only great care from a Scripps physician, but the added benefit of MD Anderson specialists and subspecialists who will be working closely with the Scripps MD Anderson team, sharing decades of subspecialized expertise,” said Dr. Row. “We consider Scripps patients to be our patients, and linking these two outstanding programs elevates the standard of care for the entire area.”


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FEB. 17 ART ON CAMPUS MiraCosta Community College artists present “Out of Body,”
 a display of paintings, by Alla Bartoshchuk, Leslie Nemour and Kurosh Yahyai
through March 3 at the Kruglak Gallery on the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside.
 Music by the Sea presents the Sunset Club violin trio at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 David Lally and Tim Foley of Brogue Wave perform at the Belly Up Tavern. The band is up for a San Diego Music Award in the Best World Music category. Photo courtesy Instagram/@franzkrachtus

“Tahitian Diver,” pictured, is one of the works from artist Ida LaChiusa. Courtesy image

Getting to know the work of artist Ida LaChiusa This submission is provided by Bob Coletti presenting California Art News in affiliation with the Del Mar Art Group, providing exhibit opportunities for the California Art Community.

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hough trained and working as a licensed psyc hot he r ap i s t for 20 years, Ida LaChiusa is also an artist who began to draw as early as four years of age. Her mother used to joke that Ida drew more than she spoke as a little girl, preferring to communicate through images rather than words. Later on, as a young

adult in her 20s, Ida discovered the joy of painting and has been doing so ever since. During this time, Ida also began to surf and her paintings often feature her biggest passions: surfing, nature, and all things associated with the ocean lifestyle. In her work as a psychotherapist, Ida combines art as a healing modality of expression for her clients. Ida’s artwork has been featured in various venues throughout San Diego, and most recently at the Herbert B. Turner gallery featuring surf-inspired art. See more of Ida’s work at
dosmanosarts.com.

North County band up for a San Diego Music Award By Promise Yee

REGION — This March the San Diego Music Awards will celebrate its 26th year of recognizing local bands from 20 genres of music. Included in that celebration is North County band Brogue Wave, which is nominated for Best World Music. The category of world music draws diverse nominees. This year’s contenders range from traditional mariachi, to Polynesian/ urban reggae/ska, to Celtic/folk rock played by Brogue Wave. Band lead vocalist David Lally describes Brogue Wave’s sound as relentless, lightning fast, raucous, rocking Irish folk. Key to the music is band members’ joy while they perform. “We’re not interested

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in playing unless we’re going to have a good time,” Lally said. Brogue Wave is a group of experienced musicians, who have long played together, and decided to form a band a few years ago. The masterful group draws a loyal following, has released a few singles and is preparing to release its first CD. Lally said he is pleased with the recognition the band is already receiving. “(The nomination) It’s a big honor for us, especially with the caliber of music here in the city,” Lally said. “It’s a nice unexpected situation.” Lally is from Ireland. He has lived in Oceanside and played locally for 18 years. Bandmates include Matt Hensley, accordion, who also performs with Flogging Molly; Jordan McKinley, drums, from Oceanside; Tim Foley, pipes, low whistle, bodhran and vocals; and TURN TO BROGUE WAVE ON 14

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buyer, Steve Ark, who is the architect of a vastly expanded wine department that has grown some 50 percent since the market improvement projects were put in place. The well-lit, soft circle department invites consumers to surround themselves with a world of choices, exciting to review familiar favorites as well as new discoveries. Ark has been involved with Seaside and its wine department for some 15 years and has seen it all. He has a self-assured confidence in all the names and wine countries chosen, and keeps up to date with wine trends. I asked him what was moving off the shelves these days. “Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are still kings of the reds and whites we sell,” he revealed. “We also see a lot of Pinot Noir being sold. Argentina and New Zealand are up and

coming countries with quality wines. We get solid sales from France, Italy and Spain. When it comes to California, I personally love the wines from the Central Coast, and the Russian River district of Sonoma. I watch the wine vintages each year for any weather concerns that might lower the quality of each country’s wines. Quality of production for our inventory is first priority.” I noticed that the wines offered were in most price ranges and were stable, well marked and in easy to read categories. Ark commented, “we have a full range of customers from value to premium that know their wines and what they like. We don’t play with pricing. Our most popular wines are easy to find at eye level. We have some great relationships with suppliers over the years and can get some speTURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 14

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The moccasin on Dave McGary’s Bear Tracks sculpture illustrates the artist’s attention to detail. Photo by E’Louise Ondash

A.P. “Abe” Hays began collecting art and artifacts from Western States in the 1940s. Among them are these exquisite saddles, now part of the permanent collection of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Hays became a strong advocate for preserving “the region’s often overlooked heritage of craftsmanship,” he told Paradise Valley Lifestyle magazine in 2016. Photo by Jennifer Conway

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rations going way back nearly 2,000 years. My introduction to Oscar’s came a few years back when Lick the Plate was on KPRI and morning show host Chris Cantore requested we meet at their Hillcrest location to record our interview. After observing the bustling lunch crowd and sampling their delicious offerings I was sold on their concept of fresh Mexican seafood and hoping for a North County location. That wish came true recently when this family-run operation that started in Pacific Beach opened their fifth location in Encinitas discreetly tucked in next to the Trader Joe’s. As of this writing, they did not have a sign out front yet so my advice is to park where you can and walk towards Pete’s Coffee, turn left and you will find it. Let’s get back to the fabulous ceviche at Oscar’s. They offer four varieties, fish, shrimp, mixed, and yellow fin tuna. The first three options are $5.25 and the yellow fin is $8.75. It’s an ample portion served with avocado and two crunchy tostadas on the side. This is a great value and you will be surprised how much they fit into that cup. We also tried the fish stew which is more like a fish soup but delicious what-

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Patric Petrie, fiddle and vocals. Each band member has a strong stage presence. Hensley is so well known the band cannot announce he’s performing at small venues. The group’s live shows usually last three hours. Songs range from traditional Irish reels and fast-paced jigs, to twists on modern folk music of the Waterboys, Sawhorse and Mumford and Sons, and original pieces. “We take tunes we love and enjoy the hell out of them,” Lally said.

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ever you want to call it. The small is only $1.99 and is a great way to sample it and a perfect side or starter to your meal. They also offer a larger version for $7.99. I’d also heard raves about the smoked fish at Oscar’s so gave that a try in taco form and that was another winner. We combined that with the skirt steak taco that was tender and delicious as well. I should note that we also discovered a new favorite beverage to go with Mexican food called Batch Craft Soda that they had in fountain form and offered free refills. I went with the Root Beer and it was as good as I’ve had. I will be exploring all the flavor options from this Orange County based company very soon. They also offer fresh fruit water, Jarritos Mexican soda and of course Mexican Coke. I will be back very soon to explore the rest of the menu at Oscar’s, as there is a lot more to try. They have three breakfast options including a burrito, torta, and plate served with eggs, cheese, potatoes and avocado. Then pick your protein of smoked fish, bacon, ham, steak, or chorizo. Las Botanas loosely translates into appetizers or platters and Oscar’s offers cucarachas (15 fried shrimp with shell on) covered in a blend of spicy salsas and fresh limejuice for $10.99. There is also a garden sea-

food salad with your choice of fresh grilled fish, shrimp or octopus upon availability and its market priced based on the seafood. There is also a grilled fish option in salad, taco, flour tortilla, torta or plate and again this is market priced. Tortas come with smoked fish, spicy shrimp, or skirt steak or the fisherman’s torta with a seafood mix in between the torta bread. The sides include the previously mentioned fish stew, quesadilla, bean and cheese on flour tortilla, pinto beans and rice. Tacos include seven seafood and meat options and I’ve heard that the battered fish tacos are right up there with San Diego’s best. The bottom line is that in an area already crowded with taco joints, Oscar’s has a style all it’s own that is worth exploring and adding to your list of options when fresh Mexican with a seafood emphasis is what you are craving. Oscar’s Mexican Seafood is located at 115 N. El Camino Real. Call (760) 487-5778 or go online Oscarsmexicanseafood.com.

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bylaws were very explicit in that the Association manger was the Secretary. Wasserman said the member’s point was well taken and said it was best called a formality. “I think even though the bylaws state that I think the board should formalize it,” Wasserman said.

Lally said there is a close bond between the band and the audience during a show. Part of that kinship is due to traditional tunes in the mix. Part is due to the expertise and on-stage ease of band members. “There isn’t a lot of ego related to Irish music, we’re interpreting tunes that have been around a very long time,” Lally said. Their years of experience playing before thousands of audiences also show in the music. “We’ve been around for a while, we’ve learned to negotiate a little bit,” Lally said.

The awards ceremony next month brings together top local bands, and serves as the primary fundraiser for the Guitars for Schools Program. The program provides guitars to elementary through high school students through a partnership of the San Diego Music Foundation and Taylor Guitars of El Cajon. The 26th San Diego Music Awards will be held at the House of Blues San Diego March 21. Music fans can vote online for their favorite bands through Feb. 26 at sandiegomusicawards.com/ nominees.

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.

Carlsbad resident Brad McMurrey, right, gets a high-five from Marcus Reynolds of Encinitas for almost sinking a hole-in-one. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

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cial brands and vintages that our customers appreciate greatly.” Seaside Market has a famous Burgundy Pepper Tri Tip, infused with a secret tumbling process that only Seaside presents. At $16.99 a pound, it quickly sells out daily. I put the question to Ark about pairing it with wine. “I would recommend a big red like a Zinfandel or a Syrah,” he offered. Moving closer to me and pointing to an Oregon Pinot Noir with a decidedly Burgundy flavor, his personal choice became evident. “But that’s the one I would have with it,” he said. Just above the wine department sits an upstairs

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done to reduce urban runoff through voluntary, individual action. In San Francisco, for example, homeowners can apply for “sidewalk landscaping permit” that streamlines the process of replacing excess concrete pavement in the public right of way with trees, plants and other substitutes that absorb rainwater. Such passive measures help filter runoff before it reaches the stormwater system, helping clean out containments and stopping them before they reach the ocean and our watersheds. The permitting application, which is only one page long and about $300

opportunities for participants’ wives as well as Korean and Vietnam War veterans. Perez said the idea for the 15-inch challenge came from his longtime friend, Mike Spacciapolli of First Citizens Bank, who credits former TaylorMade CEO Mark King for “inventing”

the oversized target. “I thought we ought to be able to do something fun with that,” Spacciapolli said. “Golf is supposed to be fun, right?” Perez’s other fundraiser, the 10th annual Operation Game On Golf Classic, will be held Aug. 14 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.

mezzanine with a kitchen for food preparation. Wine tastings and full courses of wine and dinner events are in the planning stages. More than ever, Seaside Market will be more of a community gathering place of special of importance. Visit seasidemarket. com. Wine Bytes Parc Bistro-Brasserie in the Bankers Hill District of San Diego presents a Keenan Wine Dinner with winemaker Michael Keenan Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Call (619) 795-1501 for pricing and menu. Laird Family Estate of Napa Valley with owner/winemaker Rebecca Laird will direct a wine dinner at The Barrel Room in Rancho Bernardo, Feb. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.; $80 provides five courses and

seven tastings. Phone (858) 573-7512. Vittorio’s in Carmel Valley brings you a Trinchero Family Estate wine dinner, from Napa Valley, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.; $54.95 per person. Make your reservation at (858) 5385884. A Bene di Batasiolo Wine Dinner comes to Osteria Romantica in La Jolla Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Main entrée will be braised beef with Polenta, paired with a Batasiolo Barbera. Cost is $45. RSVP at (858) 551-1122. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. He is one of the leading wine commentators on the web. View his columns at tasteofwinetv.com and reach him at mangiompc@aol.com. Follow him on Facebook.

in fees, comes with an additional easy-to-read information sheet and step-bystep instructions, a rarity in the world of building-industry bureaucracy. The contrast to San Diego is striking. As it stands today, removing sidewalk and driveway pavement on a private single family home may run more than $2,000 in total fees, and requires onerous steps to complete. The city lacks a streamlined over-thecounter process as well as related easy-to-find information on its website. I probably wouldn’t rip out my driveway anytime soon, but I could certainly see some of my neighbors making the switch. They’ve mostly re-

placed their front lawns with wood chips and xeriscaping, and I could see permeable pavers being a complimentary aesthetic touch. Regardless, there’s no reason local government should stymie urbanists and everyday residents from making meaningful community improvements. Small business owners, residents, beachgoers and our marine life all stand to benefit from a streamlined sidewalk landscaping process in North County cities. Why not take steps to explore what we can do together to solve regional problems? Vince Vasquez is an urbanist and economist based in Torrey Pines. He is a Carlsbad resident.


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Pet of the Week KC, a 7-year-old, terrier-Chihuahua blend is a lovable lap dog, an amazing athlete, and has a smile that will light up any room. KC just moved to San Diego from Colorado and she can’t wait to see what the Southern California life-style has to offer. Her adoption fee is $303 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

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FEB. 17

FUN FOR THE FOOD PANTRY Get tickets now for the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church “Catwalk for a Cause,” a fashion show and champagne lunch at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at the church, 1001 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. The event will benefit the food pantry which services approximately 320 families each month. Tickets are $35. RSVP to Michele at (760) 846-1006.

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WALK THROUGH HISTORY The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free walking tour, led by a volunteer docent, of Historic Encinitas at 10 a.m. Feb. 18, beginning at the 1883 Schoolhouse, 390 West F St., Encinitas. For more information, call (760) 753-4834.

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PARTY IN THE PARK Join the Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park for students in sixth grade and older, from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad, sponsored by the city of Carlsbad. Tickets are $8 and available at the door or at carlsbadconnect.org under special events. For more information, call the special events hotline at (760) 434-2843 or visit carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec. PAW WALK Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the San Diego Botanic Garden 5K Paw Walk in the Garden is from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 18. Register online atsdpets.org or sdbgarden.org and day of event at 7:30 a.m. LOW TIDE TOUR The San Elijo Lagoon conservancy Low Tide Visitors Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 18. Explore shorebirds in the mudflats. Members $5, public $10. View calendar and registration at SanElijo. org/Events. BIG BOOK SALE

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Competitive equestrian season announced REGION — Blenheim EquiSports announce the spring season, to be held in two locations: The Del Mar Horse Park and the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano. 2017 Spring Series Prize List, Entry Blanks, and tentative Time Schedules are now online at showpark.com. The six-show Spring Series offers seven Grand Prix events, two International Hunter Derbies, the National Hunter Derby, World Championship Hunter Rider Recognition and new in 2017, Blenheim EquiSports Young Hunter Series & Final and Blenheim EquiSports Series Circuit Awards.

Oceanside Friends of the Library invite the community to its Quarterly Big Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at 602 Civic Center Drive, Oceanside. Friends of the Library memberships available onsite and start at $10.

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COASTAL YOGA Join a coastal yoga session at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at the San Dieguito Lagoon Birdwing open-air classroom. All yoga levels welcome. Bring a mat. From 1-5, take Via de la Valle exit and go east. Turn south on San Andres Drive and then left into the parking area, then a short walk to the classroom. $10 donations appreciated. CATHOLIC WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities will Dance at the Elk’s Club and Happy Hour to follow at Brigantine Restaurant, Escondido on Feb. 19, enjoy Happy Hour and dinner at Miguel’s restaurant, Carlsbad on Feb. 21, go bowling at Vista Entertainment Center and dinner to follow at Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company, Vista. Feb. 23 and tour the Deer Park Winery and Auto Museum, Escondido Feb. 24. Feb. 24. Reserva-

New and returning programs include: • CPHA West Coast Green Hunter 3’ & 3’3” Incentive Classes • USHJA Green Hunter 3’ & 3’3” Incentive Stakes • Markel Insurance Grand Prix Series Qualifiers • Interactive Mortgage Under 25 Series Qualifiers • Interactive Mortgage Horses 10 & Under Series Qualifiers • North American League (NAL) Hunter & Jumper Qualifiers • Show Jumping Hall of Fame Museum (SJHOF) West Coast Qualifiers

• Young Jumper Championship Program • Hunter Derby and Spring Series Hunter Awards • $1,000 Young Hunter Classics • $1,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby Both Young Hunters and Young Jumpers have no entry fees and discounted stalls all season. Regarding feed and bedding, email Cynthia Murphy at showparkfeed@gmail.com for Feed/ Bedding. To purchase Medal Club membership, contact Melissa Brandes at (949) 212-8556 or melissbrandes@aol.com.

tions are necessary at (858) 674-4324. ENDING VIOLENCE SDIMA Interfaith Educational Forums presents “A Season for Non-Violence,” 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 19, US Bank Community Room, 131 N. El Camino Realm Encinitas. For more information, visit sdima.org.

“Chocolate Lovers Fest” is the theme of the San Marcos–Vista Christian Women’s Club luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at Meadowlark Community Church, 1819 Redwing St., San Marcos. Walk-ins welcome. The cost of the luncheon is $15. For more information, go to stonecroft.org.

from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. Proceeds to benefit the youth of Oceanside. Enjoy tastings of North County’s best food and drink vendors while dancing to the rhythm of local blues band, The Little Kings. Tickets at bgcoceanside.org.

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BE A HOSPICE VOLUNTEER The Elizabeth Hospice will host its next volunteer training on Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and March 4 at The Elizabeth Hospice, 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido. Register at Volunteer Department at (800) 797-2050 or send an e-mail to volunteer@ehospice. org by Feb. 20. Volunteer training is free and open to the public and participants must attend both days. WORK THE HOSPICE SHOP Hospice of the North Coast is looking for volunteers to work in its Resale Shop at 278-B N. El Camino Real, Encinitas. It requires one four-hour shift per week. Volunteers assist with customer purchases, pricing, sorting and processing donated merchandise. All proceeds go directly to non-profit Hospice. Contact Mary Jo Barry, at (760) 943 9921. CHRISTIAN WOMEN

SHARING LAKOTA CULTURE Grandmother Leola One Feather is Ogalala Lakota from Wounded Knee, South Dakota and will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in Bldg. 3400 Student Center, OC3449 (Aztlan B) on the Oceanside MiraCosta Campus, 1 Barnard Way, Oceanside. BONSAI FANS Bonsai and Beyond’s meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 21, at the San Diego Botanic Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, will focus on azaleas as the blooming bonsai. Bring pot/tray, terrarium, soil, rocks, and plants and some to share, if possible. Don’t forget your gloves. Call (858) 259-9598. ANGEL FACES Lesia Cartelli, author, burn survivor and founder of Encinitas-based Angel Faces, will speak on her book “Heart of Fire”
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MAKE A POINT Sign up now for teen and adult ballet classes starting at 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. For more information, visit EncinitasRecReg.com or call (760) 943-2260.

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BEST OF BREEDS The Silver Bay Kennel Club AKC Dog Show will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 through Feb. 26, at the Del Mar Fairgounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. The weekend includes all-breed AKC shows, agility, obedience, and rally trials plus “Meet the Breeds Extravaganza” tours. Free Admission to all shows. For more information and breed times, visit silverbaykc.com. MARK THE CALENDAR PRESERVING PACIFIC VIEW Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance invites all to its volunteer work party from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25, at 600-698 3rd St., Encinitas, to help clean up the historic school site, and reduce erosion and blight. The group is working on the continued rehabilitation and reboot of the original Pacific View School site as an Arts and Ecology Center. For more info contact Brad Roth: bwmoth@gmail. com or check eacea.org DONATE FOR FACE FUNDRAISER The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is asking for donated designer handbags, jewelry item or sunglasses for its annual Bags & Baubles Silent Auction Fundraiser set for April 30 in Rancho Santa Fe. Email events@ face4pets.org to arrange a pickup. For more information, call (858) 450-FACE or email face4pets.org. RETIREMENT SEMINAR The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city of Encinitas presents “Embracing Retirement, Before and After 65,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Call (760) 753-6041 or visit encinitaschamber. com/embracing-retirement for more information.


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