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Tripi: ‘Parents are going to see me’

RSF Fire District gets Foundation

New RSF schools chief dives into job

By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District recently formed the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, with the sole purpose of providing the district with the tools and equipment it needs to enhance community protection. When the Elfin Forest-Harmony Grove Fire Department absorbed into the district nearly a year ago, forming the foundation was a natural segue to assist its firefighters with resources and equipment. According to President Jim Depolo, the foundation provides additional resources above and beyond what taxes pay provide for a fire department. Depolo, who is a resident of Elfin Forest, said that district residents are surprised to learn that even with the amount of taxes they do pay, there is still a shortfall. “In our fire district, we have an urban-wildland interface — we certainly have seen in recent years how quickly wildland fires develop and the danger it poses,” Depolo said. “So, our purpose is to help provide better education, better training, and better resources regarding equipment and other things that could be used for the fire department which helps all of us in the district.” The advancements in fire protection are ongoing. Depolo said the foundation was thrilled to donate a detox sauna — a unit designed for firefighters to use after battling a blaze. In hot temperatures, firefighters are at risk for carcinogen exposure both through skin and inhalation. The detox unit assists in flushing out these carcinogens. “When their body temperatures go up, they can rid themselves of those toxins much more quickly and effectively,” Depolo said. Depolo said that proTURN TO FOUNDATION ON 11

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THE EXHIBIT at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido includes photos and lectures and runs through March 10. Courtesy photo

Exhibit offers glimpse into Japanese internment camps By Steve Horn

ESCONDIDO — A haunting new display is available to view at the California Center for the Arts, depicting a dark moment in history that may hit close to home for many Californians. “Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams & Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066” features the art of San Diego State University Professor Emeritus Wendy Maruyama and photography of Ansel Adams to examine the United States’ internment of Japanese-American citizens in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attacks. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 into law on Nov. 16, 1942, authorizing Japanese relocation from military areas. The exhibit also features art created by K-12 students from around the region.

REPLICA Japanese-American internee tags, part of Wendy Maruyama’s Tag Project, at the Escondido exhibit. Photo by Steve Horn

The entire display will remain at the Center for the Arts through March 10. Two internment camps in California warehoused Japanese-American citi-

zens during the final years of World War II — Tule Lake, near the California-Oregon border; and Manzanar, located in the central inland part of the state. Adams focused on Manzanar as site of photographic documentation. Today, besides serving as the focal point of museum exhibits, Adams’ photos of Manzanar appear in the 1944 book “Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese Americans.” “I trust the content and message of this book will suggest that the broad concepts of American citizenship, and of liberal, democratic life the world over, must be protected in the prosecution of the war, and sustained in the building of the peace to come,” wrote Adams, better known in his career for his landscape photography. Maruyama, whose art TURN TO INTERNMENT ON 7

RANCHO SANTA FE — After working more than 19 years for the San Diego Unified School District at La Jolla Elementary, Donna Tripi, the former elementary school principal, decided to shift professional gears and accept the post of Rancho Santa Fe School District Superintendent. Tripi said her long stay at La Jolla Elementary stemmed from loving the community and the school’s academic milestones over the years. However, when the superintendent position popped up at the Rancho Santa Fe School District after David Jaffe’s resignation on July 31, 2018, Tripi was ready for the challenge — and what intrigued her most was the small district size, which mirrored La Jolla Elementary. “I felt that I could do the same kind of work that I was doing at La Jolla Elementary, it’s a similar size,” she said. “La Jolla Elementary had 575 students.” She added the Rancho Santa Fe School District has about 600 hundred students. At R. Roger Rowe, being able to offer both an elementary and middle school is a wonderful thing to provide parents, Tripi said.

Donna Tripi The ability for students to stay at one campus for nine years and to offer that type of continuity was something that Tripi found even more appealing. Since Tripi started her new position on Jan. 2, she has met with every grade level team, and all the departments while understanding their current practices. She also had the opportunity to meet with the RSF Education Foundation, which she described as well-functioning and an amazing entity for all the work that they do in raising funds. “If we didn’t have the TURN TO TRIPI ON 15

SDUHSD drops lawsuit against county over expulsion reversal By Carey Blakely

The San Dieguito Union High School District withdrew its lawsuit against the San Diego County Board of Education on Jan. 16, ending a long and contentious battle over whether a student’s expulsion — for allegedly making “terroristic threats” on social media — should stand. After the student, whose name has not been given in order to protect the privacy rights of minors, was expelled from Torrey Pines High School on March 16,

2018, his family appealed the decision to the county. The county overturned the expulsion on May 31, finding it unsupported by evidence or findings. The district then defied the county’s orders by refusing to re-enroll the student at Torrey Pines in June. Shortly after, the district filed a lawsuit challenging the county’s decision and eventually hired two sets of lawyers — replacing one firm with another — to purTURN TO EXPULSION ON 7


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Fairgrounds gunman pleads guilty

Emotional First Aid TIP of San Diego provides support in time of tragedy

By Lexy Brodt

REGION — In the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event or death, family members and witnesses may be left with far more questions than answers. First responders — firefighters, police officers and paramedics — are not prepared or trained to walk a suddenly grieving individual through their emotional response, or the next steps prompted by a death. That’s where Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) of San Diego steps in to provide “emotional first aid” to those struck by tragedy. Agencies across the county, such as the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and Tri City Hospital, pay TIP of San Diego an annual fee to be able to call a volunteer to the scene when a family member of the deceased, or victim of a crime, is in need of “crisis intervention services.” TIP is able to send one of its 85 volunteers within 20 minutes. According to TIP of San Diego’s Executive Director Sher DeWeese, the organization has only missed one call in its 33 years of operation. TIP’s services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. “The first responders are there to provide medical service or treatment, and answer any legal questions,” said DeWeese. “We’re there simply to be there with them … sit next to them, hold their hands, allow them to cry.” But TIP’s services reach beyond emotional care. The local nonprofit’s volunteers help family members

through “practical support” — walking them through a call to the mortuary and leaving them with a guide to local resources for coping with grief, for example. DeWeese said 90 to 95 percent of calls involve a death, but TIP also responds to traumatic events such as car collisions, house fires, sexual assaults or robberies. “They’re all different,” said volunteer and Del Mar resident Lynne Bernard. Bernard remembered a unique call in which the client was actually a dog — Bernard was tasked with finding a veterinarian to help take care of a dog with special dietary needs in the immediate aftermath of its owner’s death. But for the most part, volunteers help the bereaved through the necessary and difficult logistical steps required when a loved one dies. “You can almost see a physical relief when you tell them that you don’t have to deal with everything right away,” Bernard said. “Because that’s part of the trauma — just, what do I do next? All these things are going through your mind and it’s really overwhelming.” TIP also helps relieve first responders to answer other calls, by staying on the scene as briefly as 15 minutes, or as long as seven hours to provide comfort or answer questions as needed. DeWeese said local agencies are fairly adept at contacting TIP when the situation calls for their services — TIP responded to 1,119 calls in 2018, providing emotional support to 5,288 citizens. However, DeWeese

TRAUMA INTERVENTION PROGRAMS (TIP) of San Diego sends volunteers to the scene of a death or traumatic incident, where they help give “emotional first aid” to those in need of immediate assistance. The above photo is a re-enactment and does not represent actual TIP clients. Photo courtesy of TIP of San Diego RECENT UPDATES show the number of calls TIP of San Diego has received has increased over the years. Executive Director Sher DeWeese attributes the rising numbers to both an increase in activity with partnering agencies, as well as a spike in the number of deaths in the region. Courtesy of TIP of San Diego

lamented the times when TIP could have helped, but wasn’t called. “I wish they would call us more,” she said. Volunteer Marilyn Carpenter, also a Del Mar resident, has been with TIP for nine years. She said TIP often intervenes at a time when family members are in shock. After first responders depart, the affected individuals are frequently left with the body of the deceased and very little knowhow of what to do next. “We facilitate that whole process,” Carpenter said. “ … I think sometimes when I’m driving home from a call, I’m glad TIP was in-

volved.” Volunteers go through about 55 hours of training — which involves in-class training, readings, and walking through different scenarios. Once they complete their training, they commit to being “on-call” for at least three, 12-hour shifts a month. TIP is strictly “temporary care,” said DeWeese, and as such, volunteers will follow up just once with victims or the bereaved after a call has been made. The organization also stresses the importance of self-care, as some volunteers back out of TIP once

they realize the emotional commitment involved. TIP has three volunteer “teams” — North County coastal, North County inland and East County — and they are always looking for more volunteers in order to increase their reach across the county. “I’d love to see TIP in every community in San Diego,” DeWeese said. TIP was first launched in Oceanside 33 years ago. It is now a national organization with 15 affiliates across the country. For more information on how to volunteer, visit TIP’s website: https://www. tipsandiego.org/.

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DEL MAR — An Escondido man who pulled out a gun and fired two shots in the air when he couldn't get a ticket to a sold-out Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, prompting a sheriff’s deputy to shoot him four times, pleaded guilty Jan. 23 to discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner. Daniel Elizarraras, 22, faces three years in prison when he is sentenced March 4. A charge of assault on a peace officer with a semi-automatic weapon was dismissed as part of the plea. Elizarraras had faced up to 19 years behind bars, said Deputy District Attorney David McNees. Prior to the shooting last Sept. 2, fairgrounds officials had determined that the venue was at capacity and turned people away from the horse races and the concert by the rapper Ice Cube. Fights broke out between security guards and would-be concert-goers who were upset that they weren't going to be allowed into the show, witnesses said. Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Eikermann — an 11-year veteran of the department — saw Elizarraras raise a silver-colored firearm and shoot into the air in a large crowd by a ticket booth, prompting the deputy to pull out his Taser, but it was ineffective, authorities said. Eikermann pulled out his firearm and shot Elizarraras four times when the defendant lower his right hand and pointed his semi-automatic weapon at the deputy, according to prosecutors. Elizarraras was hit three times in the torso and once in the arm. One bullet is still lodged near the defendant's spine, McNees said. — City News Service


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Opinion & Editorial

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We’ll find out soon enough if Prop. 13 still a sacred cow

I Big issues on the table By Marie Waldron

We have a new Governor, a new budget plan and a new legislative session that just began. Needless to say, many very important issues will be discussed in Sacramento over the coming months. The budget’s education initiatives would freeze UC and CSU tuition, make the first two years at community colleges free, make CalGrants more widely available and expand other aid programs. K-14 education funding would grow, including plans for universal preschool and efforts to help districts resolve their unfunded pension liabilities. The budget includes a proposal to create a statewide purchasing pool intended to drive down prescription drug costs for all Californians by making the state the sole price negotiator/purchaser of prescription drugs. To improve mental health care and reduce homelessness, added expenditures are proposed to increase training for public mental health practitioners. And Medi-Cal resources would be increased so that better health care would be available throughout California’s underserved areas. In the wake of recent wildfires, Cal Fire would be updated with new equipment, including new air tankers and fire engines. Prescribed burns and oth-

er fuel reduction efforts that lead to improved forest health would reduce fire danger. California’s Public Utilities Commission would oversee wildfire mitigation plans, and require compliance with mandates aimed at decreasing utility-caused fires. Efforts to increase housing affordability, provide additional paid leave for child care, upgrade the 911 system, along with many other initiatives, are all major issues for this session. You can view the Governor’s budget here: www. ebudget.ca.gov.

Rainy Day Fund California appears to be flush with cash. Last November, the Legislative Analyst’s office reported a $14.8 billion surplus for the fiscal year beginning July 1. That was later updated to a projected $20.6 billion, while Gov. Newsom’s finance department is predicting a surplus of $21.4 billion. Unfortunately, that surplus can quickly disappear. During the Great Recession, California faced annual budget deficits over $20 billion, a situation that could be repeated when another economic downturn hits. A recession is inevitable; we just don’t know when it will come. That’s why I supported Proposition 2 in 2014, which was overwhelming-

ly approved by voters, to strengthen the state’s Budget Stabilization Account (BSA) also known as the Rainy Day Fund, first established by voters under Proposition 58 in 2004. However, Prop. 2 appeared to place a 10% cap on the BSA, meaning that when funds held in reserve reached 10 percent of the state’s tax revenues, no further monies could be deposited. Last summer, the Legislative Counsel released a legal opinion stating that funds ‘voluntarily’ placed into the reserve by lawmakers should not be counted against the 10% cap. Fortunately, in the Counsel’s opinion, the Legislature may continue to deposit additional money into the BSA above the cap, allowing a realistic reserve to accumulate as a cushion against future economic downturns. In his new budget, Gov. Newsom has announced that he will rely on this legal opinion and include an additional $13.6 billion to build up the BSA and also to pay down some of the state’s accumulated debt. This was a good decision. We must never return to the days of $20 billion deficits. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th District in the California Legislature.

The humble bee: We need them By James McDonald

Insects are the vital base of the food chain, and we are killing them at a record rate. No insect is more valuable to us than our humble bee. A local man bought an avocado grove for next to nothing because the trees were not producing fruit. He put one beehive at the center of the grove, and thereafter the trees were filled with avocados every year. 75% of our flying insects have been lost in the past 27 years. Few people notice when a species of bug

is missing, and even when they do, they shrug their shoulders and throw up their hands. But we should do a lot more than that. Many birds get their protein and nutrients from bugs. Without bugs, we would have no birds. And if we have no birds, we have no humans. We need bugs. What can we do? • Plant drought-resistant flowers that don't need extra care and fertilizers to survive. Bees need food all year, and your garden will be beautiful. • Stop using chemical

pesticides: We’re killing bees because of the poisons that we dump into our environment. But because of California’s preemptive laws, we’re not allowed to say anything about the chemicals dumped on private property. • Ask your elected officials to fight for a chemical-free community. If they say no, vote for people who will. All life depends on bees, and they need our help! James McDonald is president of the Encinitas Bee Company

t’s been almost 41 years since Proposition 13 passed in 1978, lowering property taxes for every home, apartment building, commercial structure, farm and parking lot in California. Through almost all that time, the initiative sponsored by longtime anti-tax gadflies Howard Jarvis and Paul Gann remained a sacred cow, a third rail that election officials and candidates of every stripe feared to touch for fear of political electrocution. But now it’s suddenly open season on Prop. 13, often vilified these days for taking money from schools and other public services and for some of the obvious inequities it brought. Because Jarvis-Gann limits property taxes to 1 percent of the latest purchase price, plus a 2 percent annual increase, neighbors in identical-seeming homes can pay vastly different tax bills each year. The landmark measure passed largely because property values rose rapidly through the 1970s, with property taxes also skyrocketing even if homeowners had no intention of selling. Conditions threatened to drive tens of thousands out of their longtime homes. Prop. 13 quickly changed that. Together with insurance price limits imposed by the 1988 Proposition 103, it’s a key factor keeping life in California affordable for longtime residents who pay income and sales taxes higher than the national averages. But should Prop. 13’s benefits extend to commercial property as they long have? That’s a question often asked by

california focus thomas d. elias liberal politicians who like the measure’s tax limits on housing, but resent the fact that business also benefits. Many object most strongly to rules passed in 1979 which embellish Prop. 13 and forbid taxes from rising at the time of sale unless a single new owner holds more than a 50 percent interest in a property. That’s how, for example, the parking lots surrounding Dodger Stadium, still 50 percent owned by former team owner Frank McCourt, have evaded tens of millions of dollars in property taxes since he sold the team and the ballpark itself. Within a few years of Prop. 13’s passage by a margin of almost 2 to 1, the late Democratic Assemblyman Tom Hannigan of Fairfield began pushing to split off commercial properties from the measure’s tax limits. Unlike homes, Hannigan said, business property should be taxed based on current values. Other legislators wouldn’t go near Hannigan’s idea, even though he was for years the state Assembly’s majority leader. But voters will have a chance next year to carry out his plan — best known as the “split roll.” Bet on it being a controversial subject right up until that election just over 21 months from now. The state’s League of Women Voters has qualified a split roll initiative for that ballot, gathering more than 585,000 voter

signatures for its planned constitutional amendment, which leads in very early polling. Already, the heirs of Jarvis and Gann are working to beat this back. Jon Coupal, the longtime head of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, sees split roll as a first thrust against the entire Prop. 13. He’s right that it has opened the door to other ideas. For example, some state legislators are toying with eliminating Prop. 13 tax limits when properties of any kind are inherited, instead taxing them based on current values rather than the amount paid for them by parents or others who pass ownership down. But the often-ambivalent former Gov. Jerry Brown, in one of his last interviews while in office, opined that changing Prop. 13 “isn’t as easy as you think.” Brown, who first opposed the initiative before it passed, but later became a big supporter, noted that, “The business community will fight it … we’ll be in a recession by the time (of the 2020 election), so it’s anybody’s guess.” Meanwhile, new Gov. Gavin Newsom has said Prop. 13 is “on the table” as he considers ways to make the state tax system more fair. Voters will decide if Prop. 13 is no longer the sacred cow it was for decades, but rather open for discussion like any other concept or policy. If they say yes to split roll, it will be open season on one of the longtime basic underpinnings of California lifestyles. Email Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol.com. For more Elias columns, go to www. californiafocus.net

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Cannabinoid researcher opens speaker series By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Joyworks Network launched its Joyworks Wonders Speaker Series on Jan. 22, with an exclusive platform dedicated to international cannabinoid researcher Dr. Stuart Titus, the CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc. based in San Diego. Nearly 100 participants took part in the speaker series held at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. According to Janet Lawless Christ, the founder of Joyworks, the speaker series was designed to encourage dialogue in a listening audience on topics that matter. “My goal for this monthly event is to really broaden awareness,” she said. “CBD oil is such a relevant topic these days, I thought this was an ideal time to engage a discussion to an astute audience led by Dr. Stuart Titus, one of the most regarded icons in the industry.” Medical Marijuana, Inc. is America’s first publicly traded cannabis company which also has sales divisions such as HempMeds and Kannaway. Titus said that he was honored as the first speaker for Joyworks and he intended to share the benefits of cannabis. “The human body has this tremendous internal endogenous cannabinoid system — this is a fairly new discovery in the his-

CANNABINOID researcher Dr. Stuart Titus, here with Joyworks founder Janet Lawless Christ, kicked off the Joyworks Wonders Speaker Series, addressing nearly 100 participants on the benefits of CBD oil. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

tory of the medicine but a tremendously profound discovery that our bodies actually produce our own internal cannabinoids — but yet we can supplement our endogenous cannabinoid system by taking cannabinoids,” Titus said. “So, we really believe these are essential and vital nutrients that help support our higher levels of health and wellness.” According to Titus, many individuals are actually cannabinoid deficient. This deficiency may lead to many medical conditions difficult to treat such as fibromyalgia, chronic fa-

tigue, migraine headaches, and digestive disturbances, which are all brought about by an internal endogenous cannabinoid deficiency. “There’s been additional research over the years showing that this endogenous cannabinoid deficiency is the root cause of low digestive issues, because these endocannabinoids, really make up the digestive process in the actual digestive tract itself,” he said. “And further research from Stanford University shows that the early onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia is brought about by an endogenous cannabinoid deficiency.” Titus noted that if individuals were to start 50 milligrams of nonpsychoactive CBD oil, and add that to their regular diet, this could promote a good health and wellness regimen. Titus was also quick to point out the misconceptions surrounding CBD oil. “We’ve all been programmed with the propaganda that the cannabis plant is the most evil substance or compound on the face of the planet, has no medicinal use, and has addictive type tendencies,” Titus said. “Well, nothing could be further from the truth.” Titus went on to say that CBD oil does not have these intoxicating side effects, but instead, all the tremendous benefits of the

cannabis plant. That said, Titus encourages buyers to do their due diligence because not all CBD oil is the same. Testing of the product is essential. “Quality assurance is something that’s very important and obviously you want to make sure that your product actually does contain CBD because many products do say they have CBD, but they only have dopamine, melatonin or serotonin — those kinds of a ‘feel good’ chemicals, but you don’t get the real benefit of CBD,” he said. “You want to make sure you’re dealing with a national brand that has been well tested, like our companies that have established a triple lab testing protocol.” A certification level Titus referred to was the U.S. Hemp Authority seal of approval that has undergone the regulatory process. Titus said it’s been great to see a vast number of people jumping on the CBD bandwagon because it is a revolution for overall health and wellness. “We really think CBD has the potential to be the veritable fountain of youth in many ways because it is a regenerative type of capability for the central nervous system,” Titus said. To learn more about the upcoming Joyworks Wonders Speaker Series, visit JoyworksNetwork. com.

Dance ban lifted at Mr. Peabody’s By Aaron Burgin

ENCINITAS — Mr. Peabody’s patrons, you can dance. The Encinitas Planning Commission unanimously granted the Old Encinitas bar a permit that would allow its patrons to dance, reversing a ban that gained national attention after many likened it to the movie “Footloose.” “Dance your hearts out,” Commissioner Kevin Doyle told the 50 people who came out to support Mr. Peabody’s at the Jan. 17 hearing. Well, almost all dancing. “Not the Macarena,” Commissioner Al Apuzzo joked. Technically, Mr. Peabody’s patrons will have to wait until they can dance. The city has a 15-day appeals window for people looking to appeal the commission’s decision to the City Council, and the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control must align its permit with the new ruling. But Mr. Peabody’s owner said the commission’s unanimous decision brought a sigh of relief. “We’re very grateful and happy with the decision and glad we don’t have to tell people not to dance,” owner Brie Cardosa said. “It’s very heartbreaking and horrible

to tell people that they can’t dance to the live music.” Mr. Peabody’s has been a staple in the Moonlight Marketplace on Encinitas Boulevard just west of Interstate 5 since 2001, and has live music several nights a week. The bar ran afoul of a regulation that has been on the Encinitas books since its incorporation in 1986 that bars restaurants from allowing patrons to dance without a major use permit. That rule wasn’t being enforced until 2017, when the city adopted a so-called deemed approved ordinance, aimed at corralling unruly behavior at restaurants and bars along Coast Highway 101. While Mr. Peabody’s is not downtown, it got caught in the citywide crackdown, as the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control fined it $3,000 back in March 2018 when inspectors witnessed patrons dancing inside the restaurant. Since the incident, the restaurant’s owners and employees have diligently followed the rules while the owners launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of the situation in Encinitas. National news outlets picked up on the story, likening Encinitas’ rule to that in the town in “Footloose.”

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North County mayor to chair key SANDAG housing panel By Aaron Burgin

REGION — A battle over where more than 170,000 affordable units should be spread throughout the county is looming for the region’s chief planning agency. And Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear will be at the center of the debate. Blakespear was appointed to chair the San Diego Association of Government regional housing needs assessment, or RHNA, committee. RHNA is a state-mandated program that requires cities and counties to plan for enough homes to accom-

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LOOKING AT HOMELESSNESS

Join the Alliance for Regional Solutions presentation of “Getting Down to Business: The Power of Philanthropy and Business Leaders Addressing Homelessness,” at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Westin, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad. Cost is $45. Register at https://ncphilanthropy.org/ event/addressing-homelessness/.

modate their expected population growth. The committee will make a recommendation to SANDAG’s board of directors as to how to distribute the 171,000 new housing units the state is asking the region to plan for between 2021 and 2029, which is the next housing cycle. Blakespear and Encinitas officials are well versed in state housing law by virtue of the city’s clashes with it over the years. Encinitas is the only city in the county to not adopt a state-mandated housing plan known as a housing element, which Life lectures features speaker Fred Kramer, on “Preservation of Wildlife Habitat” at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 and Kahleen Stoughton, director, Lux Art Institute on “Learning for life” at 2:30 p.m. at Mira Costa College, 1 Barnard Drive. There is a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot A. For more information, visit miracosta.edu/life or call (760) 7572121, ext. 6972.

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HALF-OFF BOOK SALE

Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore holds a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Most books will be from 25 cents to $1, with CDs for 25 cents and DVDs typically $1. Community members can join the Friends group at the door. Visit encinitaslibfriends.org.

HIKE TO THE ‘P’

Join San Marcos Park Rangers on a free, 6.1-mile hike from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 2 to the top of “P” Mountain above Palomar College. Register at 8:30 a.m. at the trailhead in the parking lot at Cerro de Las Posas Park and Aquatics/ Recreation Facility, at 1387 W. Borden Road, San Marcos. Bring sun protection and water.

FAITH AND FRIENDS

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group, for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities, will walk a trail at Lake Hodges followed with lunch at HerLIVING WELL nandez’ Hideaway RestauMira Costa College’s rant, Escondido on Feb. 2 and gather for lunch and a concert at Pala Casino on Feb. 5. There will also be a Happy Hour and dinner Feb. 6 at Filippi’s Pizza Grotto before a concert at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Reservations are necessary at (858) 674-4324.

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FAMILY FUN AT THE LAGOON

The San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center hosts a free Family Fun Day “Birds, Beaks & Feet” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at 2710 Manchester Ave., Carlsbad. Learn about beaks, feet and everything neat that helps a bird sur-

ENCINITAS MAYOR Catherine Blakespear speaks at the recent North County Women’s March. Photo by Lexy Brodt

maps out where a city will plan for its share of the region’s RHNA numbers. A Superior Court judge

is giving Encinitas until April to adopt a plan, after two previous attempts failed at the ballot box. “I don’t know if there is an elected official who knows more about housing element law than I do,” Blakespear said. “But that isn’t the reason I got appointed, it’s because I am serving as SANDAG vice chair.” Blakespear said that the committee hasn’t been seated yet as SANDAG Chair Steve Vaus, the mayor of Poway, hasn’t selected its members. But once that happens, the committee will have sev-

vive and thrive, plus ex- Sweetheart’s Ball Dance plore the nature center’s is required by Feb. 7. The exhibits and loop trail. night of fun for the whole family is from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Encinitas AUTHOR AT WARWICK’S Carlsbad author Lily Community and Senior Tanzer, author of “Travels Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park with the Doggie Lama” and Drive, Encinitas. Admis“The Adventures of Gener- sion $9. Children under the al Darci: Secrets Revealed,” age of 2 are free. Parking is will be at Warwick’s Books free. from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla, LADIES’ NIGHT to meet the public and sign Join the Foundation books. Dogs are welcome to for Animal Care and Eduattend and General Darci cation (FACE) for “Chic & and Private Juno (Lily’s two Savvy Ladies Night” from dogs) will be in attendance 5 to 11 p.m. Feb. 7 at the as well. QLN Event Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside. Bring your friends to celebrate “Gal-entine’s” Day and enjoy a silent aucWOMENHEART San Diego North Coast- tion (with proceeds going al WomenHeart Support back to FACE), food and Group welcomes women drinks, shopping, live enwith interests and con- tertainment, free mani-pecerns about cardiac health dis, hair, massages, mini to share information and makeovers, and more. Pursisterhood at 10 a.m. Feb. chase tickets at eventbrite. 5 at Tri-City Wellness Cen- com /e /chic-savvy-ladiester, 6250 El Camino Road, night- oceanside-ticketsCarlsbad. For more infor- 48228772557?aff=eand. mation, contact Betty at HEARING AID HELP (760) 803-2762. The Gloria McClellan Center will hold free hearing screenings and hearing aid cleanings 9:30 to 11:30 JOB FAIR A free Job Fair will a.m. Feb. 7 at 1400 Vale be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 Terrace Drive, Vista. An p.m. Feb. 6 at the Holiday appointment is required by Inn Carlsbad, 2725 Palomar calling (760) 643-5288. Airport Road, Carlsbad. Bring 10-15 resumes. Dress Business Professional.

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‘PAELLA WITH PASSION!’

NEWCOMER’S COFFEE

Carlsbad Newcomers Coffee Meeting will be at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 6 at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad, with speaker Stacey Eltzroth, from Women’s Resource Center in Oceanside. No-host lunch will follow. For more information, visit carlsbadnewcomers.org.

FAMILY LITERACY FUN

Encinitas Library is continuing its Family Arts and Literacy Connection series in January and February. “Art with Heart” will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Encinitas Library. The free program, open to the public, offers families a performance by a local storyteller, and a hands-on art activity led by a local artist, followed by a free book giveaway.

Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 8 for the Friends of the Powerhouse fundraiser Valentine’s Dinner & Dance, “Paella with Passion!” starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Powerhouse, 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar. Wear a smile and something red. Dinner will be followed by an auction and dancing. Cost $75. Mail check to: Friends of the Powerhouse, PO Box 297, Del Mar, CA 92014, or pay with credit card online at friendsofthepowerhouse.org by Feb. 8. Complimentary parking at the old train station.

LIFE LECTURES

Mira Costa College’s Life lectures will host “Essential Science to Enhance Lives” at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 and “Tariffs and the Trade War” at 2:30 p.m. at Mira Costa College, 1 Barnard Drive. There is a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot A. Visit miracosta.edu/ SWEETHEART’S BALL RSVP life or call (760) 757-2121, Pre-registration for the ext. 6972.

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eral months to determine how many units each of the county’s 18 cities and the county itself will take on for planning purposes. She said she hopes reason and data — not politics — will govern the committee’s decision making. “My hope is that there is an analytic process that looks at factors beyond the perspective of the residents, but looks at where job centers are, transportation corridors, existing housing and the capacity for more housing, so it doesn’t come down to just politicking,” Blakespear said.

“The residents who feel strongly about having a lot more or a lot fewer units will probably be disappointed because it’s likely going to fall somewhere in the middle,” Blakespear said. “Every jurisdiction has to take more, just by virtue of the region having to take on more units. But there hasn’t been any radical changing of where the county’s population is, and unless there is some analytic framework that has changed, I would expect that it (the city’s housing allotments) would be a similar proportion (to previous assessments).”

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Restaurant, Carlsbad Feb. 17. Reservations are necessary at (858) 674-4324.

TEA AT THE ADOBE

Invite a friend or loved one to a tea service, sandwiches and sweets at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m., to celebrate Valentine’s Day, presented by the Friends of Sikes Adobe. Reservations $15 each at e-mail dvidal@ sdrp.org. The restored Victorian Adobe farmstead welcomes you back in time to early San Diego and the days of pioneer farmers.

ORCHID AUCTION

The San Diego County Cymbidium Society will hold its annual Orchid Auction at noon Feb. 9 at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. Preview at 11 a.m. Free admission and free parking. For more information, contact Ivan Allen at (760) 533-4975.

GARDEN YOGA

Kids in the Garden Body and Brain Yoga for Kids from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. $5 per child. Pre-registration required at (760) 822-6824.

SPECIAL-DIET FAIR

“Nourished,” the gluten free, allergy and special diet festival is returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Feb. 9 and Feb. 10, offering gluten-free and nutfree zones, Paleo, keto, and plant-based zones. Tickets can be purchased at https:// nourishedfestival.com/ or at the door. A one-day ticket is $15 for adults and $5 for children.

SINGLE TRAVELERS

Single Travelers Club meets from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12, at Hunter Steakhouse, 1221 Vista Way, Oceanside, with Happy Hour specials and discussion on Best Value Travel Destinations. Call Jackie at (760) 438-1472 to RSVP.

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SUPER STEM SIGNUPS

Sign up now to build and launch a rocket, play Frisbee with a robot, climb aboard a flight simulator or view the surface of the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at the free science festival Super STEM Saturday at California State University San Marcos. Children of all ages are invited. The event will close the nine-day San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering.

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ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Learn about the Sunrise Movement's story and about its efforts to push climate policy forward with increased urgency at the Climate Change Event at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, presented in conjunction with North County Climate Change Alliance.

QUILTS AND HISTORY

El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside, hosting Southern California quilt historian, Leah A Zieber. Parking POP-UP IN DEL MAR The city of Del Mar is limited, so carpool if you will host an Artisan Pop-Up can. Guest fee for the meetmarket from noon to 4 p.m. ing is $10. Feb. 9 at Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar.

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FAITH AND FRIENDS

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities will meet for Happy hour and dinner at Miguel's Cocina, Carlsbad Feb. 12 and attend the Coastal Community Concert Band concert followed by dinner at KoKo Beach

San Diego Botanic Garden annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden” will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Day of event registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and paws cross the starting line at 9 a.m. Register yourself, your team, or for a virtual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden online, visit https: //rchumanesociety. org/events/5k-paw-walk-inthe-garden/.


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At indoor cycling business, pedaling with a purpose By Lexy Brodt

CARMEL VALLEY — For Praful Shrivastava, operating a business and giving back to the community go hand in hand. Shrivastava owns CycleBar in Carmel Valley, the local iteration of a national indoor cycling franchise. Since opening the studio in January of 2018, he has kept his eyes peeled for ways to provide a quality workout while supporting local and national causes. As such, CycleBar has become home to several “charity rides,” in which payments for the class are donated to a charity. And in keeping with that same spirit, Shrivastava is celebrating the studio’s one-year anniversary with four charity rides in one week, starting Feb. 8. According to Shrivas-

rides have helped bring new customers to the studio. “Once people come and take a ride, they see what our facility is, what we do for the community and what we do for charity,” he said. “ … we feel very happy about that." CycleBar is an indoor cycling studio that prides itself in providing a multi-sensory, rigorous exercise experience for clients. But beyond what the location aims to offer in health benefits, Shrivastava believes that part of owning a business is giving back to the community. “I’ve been a businessman for over 30 years, and I have always believed in the community — to help in the community and be part of the community,” he said. “The one way I can do that is contribute in the form I can, with this business.”

Shrivastava is “constantly” looking for the next opportunity to give back, and host more charity rides in his studio. He hopes to get in touch with the San Diego Police Department down the road for a potential charity ride, or team up with local schools to raise money for various scholarship purposes. “We’re talking with the (charities) we’ve already done, and looking for more,” he said. “We will continue to do this.” He is also looking into hosting an animal adoption event in front of the studio, working with a local animal rescue in order to help animals find a home. Shrivastava said CycleBar was able to raise $875 at its last charity ride. Riders LOCAL CYCLEBAR owner Praful Shrivastava looks to give are able to donate at differ- back to the community through “charity rides,” for which all ent tiers, with the minimum the bookings go to a local or national charity organization. donation being $25. Photo courtesy Praful Shrivastava

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sue the case. The district’s Jan. 16 request for dismissal of the suit was filed ahead of the motion hearing scheduled for Feb. 24 at San Diego Superior Court. Superintendent Dr. Robert Haley stated in an email that the decision to stop pursuing the lawsuit, which lasted 202 days, “was made in the best interest of the student involved and the school community as a whole.” Haley was not superintendent when the district board originally decided to file the suit. As previously reported by The Coast News, San Dieguito voted 4-1 on March 16 to expel the student for two Snapchat messages he allegedly posted. One showed the boy’s face with a message: “imman[expletive] shoot up a school tomorrow.” The second, sent the following day, showed a photo of the inside of a classroom at Torrey Pines, with the caption: “let’s just remind people here i wanted to shoot up the school but i forgot my backpack :( [frowning-face emoticon].” The student’s family

felt that while the boy had acted inappropriately, he was joking and never intended to cause actual harm and, therefore, should not have been expelled. With the help of education advocate Curtis Davis, the family filed an appeal with the San Diego County Board of Education. On May 31, the county reversed San Dieguito’s expulsion, citing “a prejudicial abuse of discretion … because the decision to expel is not supported by findings … and the findings of a terroristic threat are not supported by the evidence.” San Dieguito, by law, was supposed to immediately reinstate the student at Torrey Pines, which it refused to do, and have his expulsion record expunged. On June 29, the law firm then representing the district, Artiano Shinoff, filed a writ of administrative mandate and request for immediate stay at San Diego Superior Court. When it became clear that Artiano Shinoff would probably not be allowed to represent the district since it had previously represented the county, the district hired Erickson Law Firm A.P.C. in late July to take the case. Before the fall semester commenced, an undisclosed

deal was worked out between the student’s family and the district regarding the boy’s enrollment at a district high school for that term. It is unclear which school he will attend moving forward, although legally it has been his right to re-enroll in Torrey Pines ever since the county issued its final and binding decision to San Dieguito on May 31. The student has spoken at the past two San Dieguito board meetings about disciplinary notices he’s received from the district about his sports-related absences. On Jan. 17, he told the board that as a competitive athlete, he had missed school to compete in Junior Nationals. As a result, his parents received a letter that he characterized as “intimidating” in tone, which warned that his absences could be counted as truancies and that punitive actions could follow, such as a mandatory hearing before a School Attendance Review Board. The boy and his family are concerned that given his past expulsion, any other marks on his school record could impact him more significantly than they would other students.

With frustration seeming to rise in his voice, the student said at the meeting, “None of my teammates from the district received a similar letter.” He ventured that perhaps they had given different excuses for their absences, while he chose to tell the truth. At the Dec. 13 board meeting, for instance, he noted that district athletes pursuing national and international competitions sometimes report medical leave as the reason for their absences in order to avoid truancy notices. The student asked the board and superintendent to adopt “rules and policies that are reasonable” toward student athletes, while also thanking them for their previous responses and support. Haley spoke about the matter at the end of public comment, stating, “I’m sure as a district we can come up with some reasonable policies that suppress letters that may go out, but we’ll have to ensure otherwise that attendance is satisfactory and grades and behavior and everything else. But we do have to balance outside athletic activities with our primary purpose, which is to serve our students’ education.”

County and sought refuge in Colorado prior to her birth. The U.S. government shipped some 1,500 Chula Vista residents alone to internment camps. “Mostly unaware of her connection to internment, Maruyama did not dig deeper into this history until she received an artist-in-residence at State University New York at Purchase College in 2008,” reads a plaque introducing her art at the exhibit. “She used this time to delve into her family history and relationship to Japanese internment.” Jerry Van Leeuwen, the executive director for the Center for the Arts, said that the artistic displays do not just sit as relics paying homage to the past. Instead, Van Leeuwen believes that the word “relevant” best describes what the Center for the Arts has brought to

the fore. “This exhibit of Manzanar and that particular time seems very relevant to me ... There are very difficult issues being discussed within our nation at this time in the public arena,” said Van Leeuwen during opening ceremonial events on Jan. 11. “There are questions about responses to public threats. Our identity as a country and perhaps some of our own values are being challenged. I hope and I wish that similar questions were being asked 75 years ago, as well.” Beth Marino, museum exhibition manager for the Center for the Arts and a former student of Maruyama at San Diego State University, agreed with Van Leeuwen that direct parallels can be drawn between the exhibits on display and current events.

“Last night on my way home from work, I was listening to a news program and they were talking about the internment of children being separated from their families at the border. And they used that word ‘internment’ ... and it just sent chills down my spine,” Marino, who said it took about 50 staff members to make the exhibit displays a reality, told The Coast News. “We keep hearing the word ‘separation’ and this and that, but when I heard the word ‘internment,’ ... it really struck a chord and made me say, ‘Yes, this show is timely, this show is relevant and this show is important.’” Marino said she believes it is the role of art museums, as community civic centers, to raise difficult questions and open up dialogue about them.

“I understand that it’s a shameful stain on our Constitution, what we did, and what we’ve done to many other peoples over the years,” Marino said. “It’s important to keep these stories alive and to tell them, to keep these conversations going. It’s hard and I don’t want to rile any feathers and I don’t want anyone to be upset with us or saying we’re leaning politically this way or that way. So, we’re really just trying to tell the facts of the situation.” Elders who survived the internment camp-era attended opening night of the

exhibit and answered questions from attendees. Maruyama was also in attendance. The festivities were bookended by two renditions of Japanese drumming in the Center for the Arts’ courtyard perofrmed by the La Jolla Taiko. The Japanese internment camp exhibit has multiple educational components, which include an in-depth talk led by Maruyama on Feb. 10 and a presentation by local historian Linda Canada titled “Japanese American Internment: A Local Perspective” on Jan. 27.

tava, the CycleBar franchise encourages owners to give back to their communities through charity efforts — but in what mode is up to the owner. For Shrivastava, that concept has manifested in a hodgepodge of causes. This time around the rides will benefit San Diego Fire Rescue, the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, and the National Foundation for Autism Research. The respective rides will occur at noon on Feb. 8, at noon Feb. 9, and at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10, with the fourth ride’s time yet to be determined. And the fundraising efforts go beyond the ride itself — 50 percent of a monthlong membership purchased on the day of the ride will also be donated to that pre-selected cause. Shrivastava said the charity

Train to help in emergency By Staff

ENCINITAS — The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates residents about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. CERT is offering free training to anyone who would like to join the organization. Visit enccert.org to discover all the things CERT does. If you would like to be an active member, consider joining the fiveclass training session being offered beginning Feb. 4. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also

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has tinges of humor and who focuses on furniture-centric pieces, has seen her The Tag Project and Executive Order 9066 art installations at a number of museums throughout San Diego County. The tags, replicas of those doled out to Japanese-Americans hauled off to camps — which even have the names of those 120,000 people sent to the camps — offer a visual representation of just how many lives President Roosevelt’s wartime policy touched. Maruyama’s own family, who at the time lived in Chula Vista, also felt the impacts of the internment policy. In response to the controversial policy, her family departed from San Diego

are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community The class series will be held on the following schedule: — Feb. 4, 6 to 9 p.m. at Encinitas Community Center Room 142B, orientation, disaster preparation, CERT organization. — Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station No. 2, Medical part one and two, search and rescue. — Feb. 13, 6 to 9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station No. 2, CERT psychology, Terrorism. — Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station No. 2, fire suppression, cribbing — Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rancho Santa Fe Fire Station No 2, final drill

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RSF ART GUILD SHOW

The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild opened its first 2019 art exhibit, “Expressions by Hand,” running Mondays to Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 30, at the Rancho Santa Fe Library, 17040 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. The exhibit will feature the Art Guild’s sculptors, Dale Steffen, Terry Alden and Thomas A. Flanagan. For more information, visit ranchosantafeartguild.org.

RSF author Susan Daniels’ latest is about a woman’s powerful gift

Special to The Coast News

RANCHO SANTA FE — Like many authors, Susan Smith Daniels loves a good story as much as she enjoys telling them. Her new book “The Genuine Stories” — which mentions some North County locations — is about a special healer and won her the Fairfield University Book Prize in 2017. “The Genuine Stories is a linked collection centered around Genevieve ‘Genuine’ Eriksson, a woman with an uncanny ability to heal people. Her gift begins to unfold at the age of 8 despite the lingering disbelief of her parents,” said Daniels, 68, who lives part time in Rancho Santa Fe with her husband Bob. “Though she grows up under the watchful eyes of her parents and the jealous protection of the Catholic Church, she strikes out on her own after healing, and falling in love with, Kevin Saunders, a man 15 years her senior. “In her own voice, and those of family, friends,

and the healed, Genuine’s experiences peel back and expose the gritty aspects of power and privilege, the far-reaching limit of parental love, the perpetually oscillating balance in relationships, and the ineffable nature of grief,” she said. Daniels, a breast cancer survivor, who started seriously writing in her retirement years now devotes herself full time to the craft. “I write because I have so many questions about the nature of grief and our lived experience. I write to answer all those questions to myself, to sort facts from feelings, impressions from memories, and to look in the spaces for the unobserved,” she said. “And I write because I love to tell stories.” Farm girl

Daniels was born and raised in Philadelphia and moved to Iowa with her husband and family in 1981. “One of my maternal uncles

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SUSAN SMITH DANIELS on her transition from nonfiction writing: “Fiction is a whole different ballgame, and it’s been a long learning curve. There was fun in learning, too, but it’s a much longer process.” Courtesy photo

lived in California and as a child I always wanted to live here,” she said. “Instead, I’ve lived in Iowa most of my adult life, married to a native Californian. We spent many years bringing our kids out here for summer vacations and when my husband sold the business in 2005, we bought a condo in Rancho Santa Fe.” She explained the idea for “The Genuine Stories” began when she was writing the first story, “Possum Days,” while applying to graduate schools to get her MFA in 2009. “My husband is a cyclist and we’d been on a ride where we came upon a dead

possum in the bike lane,” she said. “I don’t think I had Genuine’s name yet, but the idea that she was a healer was there. It wasn’t my intention to write more about her. At the time, I was still learning about fiction and wanted to write lots of different kinds of stories.” A big undertaking and commitment,” The Genuine Stories” took her about five years from start to finish, she added. Audience

As for who might pick up “The Genuine Stories,” Daniels said: “Readers inTURN TO DANIELS ON 9

Canyon Crest Academy will host the dance production “Flawed Machine,” at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Tickets, $6 to $17 at cca-envision.org /events /. More information about the Canyon Crest Academy Dance Conservatory program can be found at https:// raynastohl.weebly.com/

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BAND-O-RAMA

The Band-O-Rama concert is being held at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 in the La Costa Canyon High School gym, 1 Maverick Way, Carlsbad. This special concert features local band programs, including Ada Harris Elementary, EUSD’s band program, Diegueño Middle School, Oak Crest Middle School, San Dieguito Academy, and La Costa Canyon High School.

YIDDISH & FOLK MUSIC

Family Market, at 450 Quail Gardens, Encinitas, featuring live music, children’s activities and shopping a host of artists and entrepreneurs.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT

A free Open Mic Night, featuring local singer songwriters in performance, and hosted by Semisi Ma’u from the band Fula Bula, is held every Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. Tower 13, 2633 S. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff. For details, call (760) 580-0116.

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‘FREAKY FRIDAY’

Encinitas-based Ovation Theatre presents the first community theater production in San Diego County of the new musical “Freaky Friday,” a heartfelt, funny and emotional update on the classic American story of an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically switch bodies — with just a day to put things right. Feb. 8, 15 & 16 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 9, 10 & 17 at 2 p.m, at Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College, San Marcos. Tickets: $20-$22; purchase online at ovationtheatre.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.ovationtheatre.org.

REGGAE TIME

Groundation’s Reggae Show will be at 9 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach.

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IMAGINE LAB

Join Lux Art Institute artist-in-residence Courtney Mattison from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 for a two-hour workshop. Mattison creates spiraling ceramic coral reefs that start with vibrant colors and transform to all-white, to address the bleaching of coral as a result of warming oceans. Register at luxartinstitute.org.

Yale Strom and his band will be performing an evening of Yiddish and American labor songs, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Avenue, Carlsbad. Tickets $18 at ticketweb. com. This production is pre- ART OF THE OCEAN sented by San Diego Folk E101 Gallery presents Heritage. ocean artist Bre Custodio through Feb. 28 at 818 S. POTTERY ON THE WHEEL Coast Highway 101, EnciniLux Art Institute offers tas. Visit brecustodio.com. Wheel Throwing II from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 through LUAU AND LEGENDS March 30 at 1550 S. El CamiLuau and Legends of no Real, Encinitas. For Surfing present the Tom adults 18+. Cost is $420. Curren Band and the Uncut Footage from 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Belly Up, Solana Beach, benefiting ACOUSTIC Moores Cancer Center at UC Friends of the Encinitas San Diego Health. Tickets Library presents the acous- at https://bellyup.com/alltic duo, Trails & Rails, as its shows/tom-curren-band-theFirst Sunday Music Series uncut-footage-presented-byat 2 p.m. Feb. 3, Encinitas luau-legends-of-surfing. Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. For more information, call (760) 753-7376 or visit NORWEGIAN BOYS’ CHOIR encinitaslibfriends.org. First United Methodist Church of Escondido 201819 Music Series presents, at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17, a free HULLABALOO MARKET choral concert by the Vanse The first Monday of Boys’ Choir from Norway every month, San Diegui- and guest singers from the to Heritage Museum Drive Silver Boys’ Choir, at 341 S. presents The Hullabaloo Kalmia St., Escondido.

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Bacharach still going strong at 90 Music icon plays Pala next month Special to The Coast News

REGION — At 90 years old, music icon Burt Bacharach — who is playing at the Pala Casino Spa & Resort on Feb. 23 — said he’s not about to retire until someone tells him to “stop or that he’s out of fashion.” Bacharach is the legendary Hollywood composer of such famous hits as “Alfie,” “Arthur’s Theme,” “Close To You,” “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Walk On By,” “What The World Needs Now Is Love” and “Wishin’ And Hopin.’” Throughout his career he has had 48 Top 10 hits and nine No. 1 songs, and he recently spoke with The Coast News about his upcoming show and his extraordinary life. The Pala performance is intended for folks of all ages and it will consist of “many songs that people know and grew up with, as well as some new stuff,” he said.

Who is Burt Bacharach?

Born in Kansas City and raised in New York City, Burt Freeman Bacharach is a renowned composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist and singer who has composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with well-known lyricist Hal David.

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terested in healing would certainly be interested, but also, my main interest is relationships and domestic life, because I think everything about life plays out in those areas. Women are the largest number of readers anyway, so certainly women. But the first print reviews I got were from men, so perhaps it has broader interest.” “The Genuine Stories” is not the first book Daniels has written, in fact she began her writing career as a columnist for Practical Horseman Magazine and later wrote the popular “The Horse Show Mom’s Survival Guide” (The Lyons Press, 2005). However, the current book differs from quite a bit, she said. “My first book, “The Horse Show Mom’s Survival Guide,” was nonfiction,” she said. “I had been writing a column called ‘The Horse Show Mom’ for Practical Horseman Magazine while our youngest daughter was competing in the hunter/ jumper world. The Lyons Press solicited me to write that book. Future books

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Bacharach has also been one of the most honored and successful composers for six decades and his music is as diverse as his audiences, spanning generations and continents. He is celebrated as a pop culture icon and one of the world’s greatest contemporary composers. He’s performed all over the world at a variety of venues and said he chose to play at the Pala because “he’s never played there before.” Most recently he has been performing at other casinos throughout California. “I played in Palm Springs recently and many of these casino venues have great acoustics,” he said from his home in Los Angeles. When asked what his all-time favorite song was that he was part of, he instantly said “Alfie” which he wrote for the 1966 motion picture of the same name starring actor Michael Caine and actress Shelley Winters. According to IMDb the film is about “An unrepentant ladies’ man who gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle.” It was remade in 2004 and starred actor Jude Law. “It’s hard to separate all of the songs but ‘Alfie’ was a wonderful song to work on,” he said. “Some songs take longer than others to write, it just depends. It can be a long process. When I wrote Fairfield University, she is currently a PhD student in creative writing at Bath Spa University and is writing her third book. “My work in progress is tentatively called, ‘I Remember, I Forget,’ about a widow who raises her children in Iowa where her in-laws live but begins to have memory issues in her late 50s,” she said. “She addresses her dead husband while sorting out the facts of their life together, the secrets they hid from each other, and her desire to find herself before she loses her memory. “She goes off to Ireland in pursuit of the haunting stories her mother told her about her grandparents. I am very interested in how we perceive our histories and how memory often rewrites those histories. This novel is part of my dissertation. I’m working on my PhD at Bath Spa University in the UK … a low residency program. I hope to finish this year.” In her spare time Daniels enjoys reading, walking, cooking, and has returned to another love, knitting. She has three grown children and four grandchildren and likes to spend time with family.

BURT BACHARACH is a recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammys and is credited with revolutionizing the music of the 1950s and 1960s. Courtesy photo

‘Alfie’ it was important to say what the song was about — it was an important song at the time and it also represented what was happening in England. I wanted to make it as good as I could make it.” Retirement?

One might ask at his age why not retire and relax, enjoy a quiet life? No way, he said. “To me, I’m writing music, and we’re doing live

concerts, performances and until someone says I can’t do it anymore or that I’m not fashionable, I’ll just keep going,” he said. As for today’s music scene, Bacharach said it certainly has changed since he entered it. “It’s drastically changed compared to when I started,” he said. “I think it’s safe to stay that some of my songs might not have ever seen the light of day … I kind of yearn for those good

songs that you hear and say ‘wow, I like that song and I want to hear it again, and again.’ Now, it’s more about the electronics and the beat. However, there’s some good stuff … like Lamar; he’s brilliant. I do miss melodic songs of yesteryear … Every once and a while you do here them.” Lounge music, no way

And while some may refer to Bacharach’s music as “lounge, elevator, or

even easy listening music,” Bacharach said lounge music is a term that was created in England ages ago. “They liked to put labels on songs, but I don’t think of my music as lounge music … but they needed to say what kind of music it was. I call it sophisticated and urban music — not easy listening, lounge or elevator.” Married for a fourth time, to athlete Jane Hansen, since 1993, he remains friends with his ex-wives, including actress Angie Dickinson, and fellow musician Carole Bayer Sager. “My advice is don’t get married until you really know the person and when you’re not in your 20s,” he said. “The secret to a happy marriage is trust and getting married when you are really ready.” A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammys (including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with collaborator Hal David) he is credited with revolutionizing the music of the 1950s and 1960s. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is the recipient of other tributes received from top music industry institutions to governments, universities and charitable and philanthropic groups. From helping charitable organizations raise funds (“That’s What Friends Are For”) to Broadway (“Promises, Promises”), movies (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) to scores of new recordings of his songs each year, Bacharach’s music seems to always be nearby for those in search of the “sophisticated and urban.”

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evin Burke was nestled in his Cardiff residence, but his heart was in Chico. The devastating wildfires that recently punished that region had an impact. “I grew up in the area between Chico and Paradise,” Burke said. “And you never forget your hometown.” It was an area which suffered unimaginable death and devastation. Burke, through social media, saw the havoc challenging his friends’ safety and possessions. “These people were losing everything,” he said. “I felt so helpless.” So Burke combined his affection for his buddies and the Encinitas Little League. He started an equipment drive for Paradise Little League and was awed by its results. Paradise Little League was in the flames’ path, with its field and equipment sustaining significant damage. The PLL season, unlike those getting underway throughout North County,

was going to be canceled. Then Burke got busy. Like a winter set forming off Swami’s, the thought of aiding the PLL kids gathered momentum. Burke’s project was grand for ELL but what if others got involved? His endeavor was pitched to Roberta Moore, the Little League’s District 31 president, and she helped spread the news. Solana Beach LL? It had some gear and pitched in, as did Carmel Mountain Ranch. Poway American and National were in, with a donation which included pristine uniforms for the entire PLL. Del Mar American and Encinitas National were also contributing and we apologize for missing anyone. “People really related to it and they wanted to be a part of it,” Burke said. Burke’s son, Joe, mimicked Pops with his drive for the drive. “We started to get help from all over which was really neat,” Joe said. “It seemed like everyone had something to donate.” Soon Little League headquarters in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was saluting ELL’s undertaking. Locally, KUSI and Fox 5 San Diego featured the boys and their empathy for children they had never met, and likely never will.

“Just to know we made a difference is enough,” Joe said. ELL’s Chaz Gagne drove the loaded U-Haul to Paradise. Actually Gagne first met PLL president Pam Beauchamp in Chico. “All the Paradise street signs had been burned down so she couldn’t give us directions on how to get there,” Gagne said. When escorted to the PLL field, Gagne was flab-

People really related to it and they wanted to be a part of it.” Kevin Burke Equipment drive organiz-

bergasted. “It looked like a war zone,” he said. “The town had been closed for a month so people were just starting to come back in. For them, the emotions were still raw.” Can the PLL season return as well? With North County Little Leagues’ help it will and it had registration last week. “This could help us put the kids back on the field and give them a chance to play baseball in a year

where they may have missed it,” Beauchamp said. The missing link was how to unload this bounty of baseball kindness. Gagne’s son, Billy, attends Chico State University and he arranged for some brawn. His Sigma Chi fraternity members appeared and got the goodies in the right place in a pouring rain. That these young men assisted on a dreary day instead of watching the NFL playoffs is telling. “They were awesome,” the elder Gagne said. “They had a great attitude and ended up playing with the kids. Now they’ve offered to volunteer and cook hot dogs on PLL’s opening day.” Everyone knows a hot dog tastes like prime rib at a baseball game. The kids will get to enjoy our national pastime, and a frankfurter or two, with an assist from North County. “I’m still getting emails from people that I don’t know that want to help,” Burke said. “It’s amazing that a grass roots effort like this can produce these results.” And a baseball season that will long be remembered by Paradise Little A TRUCKLOAD of baseball equipment was recently delivered League. to Paradise Little League, which suffered damage when the Camp fire ravaged the Northern California town in Novem-

Contact Jay Paris ber. The equipment drive was spearheaded by Encinitas at jparis8@aol.com. Little League, but other North County Little Leagues got inFollow him @jparis_sports volved. Courtesy photo

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Work on second track in Cardiff is completed

One killed in Oceanside plane crash OCEANSIDE — One person was killed and another was seriously injured when a single-engine plane crashed into a hillside near state Route 76 on Jan. 29 in Oceanside, police said. Dispatchers received a call shortly before 7:15 a.m. from a woman reporting she saw the wreckage of a plane on a hillside near SR-76 and Canyon Drive, Oceanside police spokesman Tom Bussey said. Crews arrived to find the pilot dead and the lone passenger trapped in the wreckage. The passenger was transported by air ambulance to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for treatment of serious injuries, Bussey said. The victim told rescue crews the plane went down around five hours before he was found, Bussey said. Investigators were working to determine whether the plane was taking off or attempting to land at the time it went down. The crash happened around two miles west of Oceanside Municipal Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were investigating. — City News Service

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ENCINITAS — In January, SANDAG construction crews brought a new railroad track into service and completed necessary rail-crossing improvements for a planned Quiet Zone in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. These achievements are milestones for the San Elijo Lagoon Double Track Project, a collaborative $79 million rail improvement effort between SANDAG, North County Transit District, Caltrans District 11, and the Federal Transit Administration to construct a second railroad track between the cities of Encinitas and Solana Beach. This allows passenger and freight trains to operate more efficiently without pulling over to allow other trains to pass. The project began in early 2017 and added 1.5 miles of second main track from Cardiff to the southern border of the San Elijo Lagoon. The new segment of double-tracked rail line creates more than four miles of continuous double track in the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) coastal rail corridor. The second track in Cardiff features a new concrete rail bridge, put into service last September, which replaced the original 80-year-old wooden trestle bridge that had been in use

since the early 1940s over the San Elijo Lagoon inlet. The new rail bridge contributes to the long-term health of the lagoon as its wider set support columns allow for increased tidal flows. Adding secondary track along the LOSSAN rail line improves both the service and efficiency of San Diego County’s coastal rail corridor for commuters and freight alike. To date, SANDAG has double-tracked approximately two-thirds (39 miles) of the LOSSAN corridor. For three weeks, the Chesterfield Drive rail crossing, between San Elijo Avenue and Coast Highway 101, was closed to through traffic to enhance the safety of the crossing for all crossers. These improvements will enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety and accommodate the City of Encinitas’ future Quiet Zone for Cardiff, which eliminates the need for train engineers to sound the horn when approaching the atgrade crossing. The San Elijo Lagoon Double Track Project nears completion later this spring. Final construction activities include revegetation within the project limits, regrading and finishing work near the new pedestrian undercrossing, drainage installations, and other assorted items.


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Les Artistes Inn: An exotic, quirky celebration of art By Lexy Brodt

DEL MAR — Perched near the southern edge of the city’s downtown stretch, Les Artistes Inn is a charming, albeit mysterious symbol of quirky Olde Del Mar. Although residents may be familiar with the inn’s artist-themed rooms, bubbling stone fountains and lush courtyards, they may not have met the creator behind it all. Sulana Sae-Onge, a Del Mar resident originally from Thailand, is the architect who painstakingly planned and crafted the structure and interior design of each of the inn’s 12 rooms, in collaboration with the inn’s co-owner John Halper, a contractor. Sae-Onge calls the inn her “playground.” Les Artistes Inn has been in business since the mid 1990’s — but the building itself is between 70 and 80 years old. When SaeOnge came across the property, it was a more generic, “run-down” roadside inn. When she purchased the inn along with Halper, the idea struck to build each room around the theme of a renowned artist. From there, Sae-Onge said, “I just have fun.” “I cannot stop thinking, what should I do,” Sae-Onge said. “I never sleep at night, sketching and seeing what I want here, there.” The result? Rooms colorfully and meticulously decorated to celebrate artists such as Diego Rivera, Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Gauguin. What makes the rooms unique is not necessarily the paintings that adorn the walls — which are all copies, mind you — but the small, striking details.

LES ARTISTES INN, which has been open for more than 20 years on Camino Del Mar, is comprised of a dozen themed rooms. Each room commemorates a specific artist or artistic style. Photo by Lexy Brodt

To name a few: a mirror framed by a horse collar in the Remington bathroom, miniature Mayan sculptures lining the wall enclaves of the Rivera room, and small ornate tiles fixed into the adobe partition wall of the O’Keeffe room. Sae-Onge has drawn much of her design inspiration from the artists’ own past homes or apartments — several of which she has visited in her travels. Although one wouldn’t know it at a first glance, Sae-Onge has given many once discarded objects a second life at the inn.

Many of her materials — granite countertops, wooden headboards, tiles used for the floor designs, even a clawfoot bathtub — were collected haphazardly and renovated to fit the theme at hand. For instance, Sae-Onge was walking near the train tracks in Del Mar one day, found a 3-footlong piece of driftwood and decided to paint it and use it to construct a cabinet for one of the rooms. A circle of horseshoes in front of the western-themed Remington room were donated by jockeys who stayed at the hotel while competing at the racetrack.

They apparently recognized Sae-Onge’s passion for finding artistic merit in commonplace, and sometimes forgotten items. “A lot of things you can do, with the old,” she said. And although the subject matter is worldly and artistic, there are also heart-felt homages to Del Mar. Across the floor of the large upstairs living area, is a sprawling floor engraving of Torrey pine trees, and a pair of pelicans flying over an abstract beach. Sae-Onge said she carved the etched, Japanese-inspired markings herself with a kitchen fork.

Sae-Onge moved to the United States over 30 years ago, and studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania as a student under Louis Kahn, the famed architect who designed La Jolla’s Salk Institute. She said her trademark as an architect is lighting — evidenced by the use of skylights and even portholes to let extra sunlight illuminate the rooms. The sculptures in the Diego Rivera room are fronted by a set of lights that brings shadow and depth to the pieces. “Normally the home is not alive until you turn the light on,” Sae-Onge said. When it comes to Les Artistes Inn, it’s all about lighting and water. Sae-Onge said the inn’s many fountains were inspired by the water elements in her home growing up, in Thailand. She now runs the hotel’s daily operations while continuing her work as a designer and architect. She also owns the Secret Garden Inn in Del Mar, and either owns or has worked on countless other projects in the region and elsewhere — from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Paris, France. And the hotel guests come from all over as well. Sae-Onge said she frequently has guests from Switzerland and Germany. She said she enjoys showing visitors the work that distinguishes Les Artistes Inn, and maybe leaving them with inspiration for their own homes. “My customers come, and when they go home they have some ideas of what they’re going to do with their space, and I teach them how to do it,” she said.

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Braden Brasher, a senior at Sage Creek High School of Carlsbad, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Massachusetts in June. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields Ryan Culp of Encinitas, attending West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded undergraduate fellowships from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Culp will receive a $1,000 award: $500 from the Eberly College and $500 from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Roger Williams University is proud to announce that David Decker of San Marcos graduated with a B.S. in Forensics Networking and Security in December 2018. Edward Movilla of Oceanside was named to the dean’s list at Ohio Christian University College of Adult and Graduate Studies. Lucy Bruno of San Marcos and Emily Schroen of Carmel Valley were named to Wheaton College’s fall 2018 dean’s list.

County gas price lowest in over a year REGION — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Jan. 29 to its lowest amount since Jan. 20, 2018, decreasing threetenths of a cent to $3.233. The average price has dropped five consecutive days, decreasing 2.2 cents, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price is 1.8 cents less than one week ago, 12.2 cents lower than one month ago and 13.3 cents below what it was one year ago. — City News Service

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Destin Rayes has associated with the Carmel Valley office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as an affiliate agent. Prior to affiliating with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, he was a real estate agent with Keller Williams. He is fluent in Spanish and English and has performed as a lead guitarist around San Diego County.

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ConnectMed International, a Carlsbad nonprofit, dedicated to bringing healthcare to underserved parts of the world, helped launch Hue University’s first-ever Plastic Surgery Division. Hue University is now the only plastic surgery training facility in central Vietnam. In January, surgeons and nurses from the University of California San Diego, Stanford University and University of Pennsylvania, representing ConnectMed, traveled to Vietnam to complete a week-long educational and surgical collaboration with Hue University of Medicine to formalize the Division. ConnectMed also helped formalize the launch with a continuing medical education (CME) conference and 11 charitable surgeries.

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very fortunate — I’m very honored to have been selected to be in this position, and to be the leader at a place of this caliber,” Tripi said. “This is a small community where people are working together for what’s important — and that’s for the education of their kids, and it’s such a valuable piece.”

Erin Bishop of Solana Beach and Russell Edwards of Oceanside graduated from Eastern New Mexico University Dec. 15. Brittney Rae Binkinz of San Marcos, a chemical engineering major, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Clarkson University. At Emerson College, dean’s list students included Lawrynce Cecio of Encinitas, Henry Aceves of Solana Beach, Samantha Avalos of Carlsbad, Taina Millsap of Encinitas and Avery Mann of Carlsbad.

Jan Caldwell of Carmel Valley has been named chairman of the Scripps Health Board of Trustees. Caldwell, who retired as a special agent from the FBI after a 32-year career, has served on the Scripps board since 2012. After retiring from the FBI in 2006, Caldwell joined the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as its media relations director and now works part-time in community relations. Caldwell also serves on the boards of directors of San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Rescue Mission.

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education foundation’s support, we couldn’t provide the smaller class size, the enrichment and all the kinds of things we really want our kids to have,” Tripi said. “We rely so heavily on the foundation, and they really rise to the occasion.” Meeting with all these groups has enabled Tripi to determine ways she can be of service to the district. Tripi said while she is enjoying the work, she continues to look forward to learning more about the Rancho Santa Fe community as well as how she can make a positive impact and move the school forward. “We have a great school, a great faculty, and a great parent community,” Tripi said. She added that the district is already at an impressive starting place. For her current focus, Tripi said that the school board has already provided her with some direction. While Tripi will be looking at things anew, there may be tweaking in some areas the board identified such as budgets, curriculums, and safety — the same types of items that most schools identify with, she said. For Tripi, it’s about making the strong areas of the school even stronger. Tripi wants parents to know that she is a real hands-on administrator. “Parents are going to see me because I’m everywhere — I like to be in

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in nian hoa and gongxi facai! I thought I’d get a jump this year on wishing you all a bountiful lunar New Year 4717, Year of the Pig. It begins Feb. 5 and gives you excuses to party until Feb. 15. That’s my idea of a great holiday. According to Chinese astrology, 2019 is a great year to, as they say, “bring home the bacon” with our porcine icon. It is a year to make money — and, do I really need to point out it’s about darn time? 2019 is reportedly going to be full of joy, a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life. In spite of these good tidings, the lunar New Year always makes me a little nervous because it requires setting up your luck for the coming year. Whether you believe in luck or not … why take chances? There are many things you need to do to guarantee future luck. I was supposed to deep clean my house last week. Oops. But maybe I can make up for it by wearing bright colors, eating fish or getting a haircut on Feb. 3, Feb. 7 or Feb. 10. And don’t cut your noodles, as they represent long life. For prosperity, load up on oranges or tangerines. The Chinese words for orange and wealth are similar and the color of the orange symbolizes gold. Sadly, the good luck from fireworks won’t fly in

Southern California, but maybe we can substitute with leftover Christmas poppers. And you can put the color red everywhere possible (I have the most divine, red kimono robe) and give gifts of money to family and friends, preferably in those pretty red envelopes. After I put all that on my calendar, I was compelled to search out the portents for an Ox person during this Year of the Pig. If you must know, I am an Earth Ox, (Not fire or water, metal or wood, or anything the least bit sexy). Nonetheless, it means I tend to march around in the same mud as the pig, so we are buddies. I was pleased to find one site that insisted I need to sleep more to be a happier person. Let there be naps! Another suggests I should avoid dangerous activities such as skydiving or bungee jumping. Yeah, that’ll be a huge sacrifice, but I’m pretty sure I can manage. To avoid setting up negative luck vibes on New Year’s Day (Feb. 15) don’t wear black or white, don’t wash your hair (you’ll wash away your luck) avoid cutting your luck using knives or scissors and skip the porridge (poor man’s food) for breakfast. OK, people. Consider yourselves forewarned. Now let’s go light the red lanterns, serve up the dumplings, spring rolls and Chinese rice pudding, pour some warm sake or cold Tsingtao beer, and celebrate. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer happy to spend the year quietly chumming around with pigs. Contact her at jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com.


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-- Because white shoes are so distracting when you're lining up your putt? According to Time magazine, Nike will be mowing over the competition with its new Air Max 1 golf shoes, which feature uppers covered with a green material that resembles grass. Matching green laces will further disguise your dogs as you play a round, but lest you think you'll disappear altogether, fear not: The trademark Nike swoosh on the sides is bright white. The sneakers, yet to be released, are expected to retail for $140. [Time, 1/14/2019] -- Just when you thought there was nothing new under the blue jeans sun: A Ukrainian designer is asking $377 for a pair of jeans that have one fitted leg and one flared leg. Ksenia Schnaider, who calls her design the Asymmetric Jean, told DazedDigital. com: "It's good to get people talking, and they're definitely going to make people turn their heads as you walk by!" [DazedDigital.com, 1/11/2019]

People With(out) Issues

Rachel Childs, 29, of Pearland, Texas, is not autistic and doesn't have a twin autistic sister, according to the Houston Chronicle. Nevertheless, she hired a caregiver for her (fake) twin sister who is (not) autistic. The elaborate plot, which played out in early January, involved the caregiver picking up the "twin" at Childs' house and taking her to the caregiver's home, where he was hired to care for her overnight. But when Childs' "twin" exhibited sexual conduct toward the caregiver, he became suspicious and investigated Childs, then contacted police. Childs was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault and indecent exposure. [Houston Chronicle, 1/17/2019]

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-- Employees of John J. Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake Park, Illinois, were surprised on Jan. 9 when a car drove into the drop-off lane and an 11-year-old student exited the driver's seat. Witnesses alerted police, who issued an arrest warrant for the front-seat passenger, 31-year-old Khafilu M. Oshodi of Round Lake, for two counts of child endangerment; a 9-year-old was riding in the back seat. Police Chief George Filenko told the Lake County News-Sun the situation could have "resulted in any number of tragic scenarios." The children have been placed with other relatives, and police are still looking for Oshodi. [Lake County News-Sun, 1/21/2019]

-- Alijah Hernandez of Houston is a skilled barber in her father's shop, reported KTRK-TV on Jan. 17 -- which wouldn't ordinarily be newsworthy. But Alijah is only 7 years old. Her dad, Franky, says she's been watching him since she was a toddler and started perfecting her skills three years ago. For her part, Alijah says cutting hair comes naturally to her; she practices on friends and family (with her dad supervising) and has already faced off in barber competitions across Texas. [KTRK, 1/17/2019] What's That up in the Sky?

-- The rare super blood wolf moon of Jan. 20 was so captivating to some skywatchers on Florida's Ponte Vedra Beach, that they didn't notice when the tide rolled in and waterlogged their Honda CRV. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office told News4Jax the occupants were able to get out of the car and move to safety, although the vehicle itself wasn't recovered until the next day. A photo showed water up to the windshield on the front end. [News4Jax, 1/21/2019]

unnamed 24-year-olds chose to view the Jan. 20 eclipse by lying prone in the middle of a dark road near the Apoxee Wilderness Trail. Which would have worked out fine, except around 11:30 p.m. a West Palm Beach police officer patrolling the area ran over the pair. Fortunately, reported the South Florida Sun Sentinel, he was cruising at just 5 mph, and the human speed bumps sustained only non-life-threatening injuries. The officer was put on paid administrative leave while the incident was investigated. [Sun-Sentinel, 1/21/2019] Terrifying Technology

Laura Lyons of Orinda, California, was in her kitchen on the afternoon of Jan. 20 when a loud alert noise blared in the living room, followed by a detailed warning from "Civil Defense" that intercontinental ballistic missiles were on their way from North Korea to Los Angeles, Chicago and Ohio. Lyons told the San Jose Mercury News the message warned residents they had three hours to evacuate. As she and her husband absorbed the news, they realized it had come from their Nest security camera -- not from the TV, where the RamsSaints game was proceeding as normal, and news channels were not reporting anything unusual. "It was five minutes of sheer terror," she said. The Lyonses called 911 and then Nest, where a supervisor told them they had been victims of a "third-party hack" on their camera and speakers. [San Jose Mercury News, 1/22/2019]

Self-Medicating

When a 33-year-old unnamed Irish man was admitted to a Dublin hospital with swelling in his right forearm and a rash, he surprised the attending physician with the "cure" he had been using for his back pain. For a year and -- Meanwhile, in West a half, reported Canoe. Palm Beach, Florida, two com on Jan. 16, the man

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had been injecting his own semen into his right forearm. X-rays revealed a pool of the fluid under his skin, which had become infected. "He had devised this 'cure' independent of any medical advice," noted Dr. Lisa Dunne in the Irish Medical Journal. He also told Dr. Dunne that his back pain had worsened after lifting a heavy metal object. [canoe.com, 1/16/2019] Latest Religious Messages

British retailer Marks & Spencer is in hot water with Muslims who claim the store's brand of toilet paper is embossed with the Arabic symbol for the word "God." An unnamed man posted a video to social media displaying a roll of M&S Aloe Vera 3-ply tissue and urging his Muslim brothers and sisters to avoid buying it or boycott the store altogether. Metro News reports that in response, Marks & Spencer says the symbol is of an aloe vera leaf: "The motif on the aloe vera toilet tissue, which we have been selling for over five years, is categorically of an aloe vera leaf, and we have investigated and confirmed this with our suppliers." [Metro News, 1/22/2019] Keep That to Yourself

Dennis Palmer, 31, appeared to be guilty of more than TMI on Jan. 10 when police were called to a Walmart in Stuart, Florida. TCPalm.com reported that Palmer was in the pillow aisle when he was seen exposing and touching himself inappropriately. Palmer told police "he was just itching himself because he has crabs." But surveillance video recorded Palmer indulging in "rubbing" and activities other than scratching; "this continued for several minutes," the affidavit stated. When police asked Palmer what he was thinking, he replied that "he wasn't thinking, but he should have been thinking." He was jailed for exposure of sexual organs. [TCPalm.com, 1/22/2019]

No matter the time of day, you should wear sunscreen Ask the Doctors

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DEAR DOCTOR: Because I have fair skin and live in an area with a lot of sun, I try to do my outdoor activities early in the day (before 9 a.m.) or late in the afternoon (after 4 p.m.). Do I still need to wear sunscreen? DEAR READER: In a word, yes. If your goal is to protect your skin from sun damage, which includes sunburn, wrinkles and a range of cancers, our advice is to wear sunscreen during the daylight hours. In fact, research now shows that even a light tan is a sign of sun damage. This dawn-to-dusk timing for sunscreen application may seem counterintuitive; after all, sunlight looks and feels markedly weaker during the early morning and late afternoon than at midday. While it's true that the sun's rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the fact is that from the moment it appears above the horizon to the instant it vanishes from sight, our closest star is sending a full dose of skin-damaging ultraviolet radiation our way. How can that be? Sun damage is caused by two types of radiation -ultraviolet A and B, better known as UVA and UVB. These are part of a broad spectrum of light, which includes the light we can see. But because ultraviolet rays are shorter than rays of visible light, they can't be seen with the naked eye. However, what you can't see definitely can hurt you. The so-called “sunburn ray” is UVB. It has a slight-

al, Wagner urges you to read on. “Some clients say the procedure is virtually painfree,” he said. “It’s called Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP), and it’s non-invasive and uses a tiny needle to plant dots of ink into the skin, imitating the look of hair follicles.” While a traditional tattoo penetrates rive layers of epidermis, SMP only penetrates two layers. “It works by placing natural ink pigments via a micro needle at the epidermal level of the scalp, realistically replicat-

ing the appearance of natural hair growth and density.” While previous hair loss treatments either didn’t last or involved surgery, SMP offers a permanent solution to a problem that will only get worse over time. “By the time you recognize your

Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA Health. Elizabeth Ko, M.D., is an internist and primary care physician at UCLA Health.

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Thinning hair? Try hair tattoo OCEANSIDE — Thinning hair is a fact of life for many men and women. It’s so common, in fact, that strides have been made in hair restoration making permanent solutions available at a variety of price points. These days, a thicker-looking head of hair is possible for anyone. Dan Wagner, CEO of MyHairTransplantMD, and his team of hair restoration specialists are excited about the latest solution they have to offer — hair tattooing. Yes, you read that right. If you have an aversion to tattoos, or needles in gener-

ly shorter wavelength than UVA, and is not as concentrated in the early morning and late afternoon. The highest amounts of UVB radiation reach us between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the months of April through October. And while UVB accounts for only 5 to 10 percent of all UV radiation that reaches us, it plays a key part in the onset of skin cancer. By contrast, UVA maintains the same intensity all day, which makes dawn-todusk sunscreen use important. UVA is responsible for signs of aging, like wrinkles and dark spots. It also damages certain cells in the basal layer of the epidermis, which is where most skin cancers form. In the past, UVA was absolved of a cancer connection. Now, however, researchers believe that it plays a role in cellular changes that lead to cancer. The other thing to know is that UVA can penetrate clouds and glass. When you're riding in a car, sitting near a window or spending time outdoors in poor weather, you're still in the path of UVA rays. Reflective surfaces, such as water, snow, ice and glass, refract up to 80 percent of the UVA and UVB rays that hit them. That means you're getting close to a double dose of the sun's harmful rays. And don't forget that the sun's rays become more potent at higher altitudes. Our final word of advice is to be sure to use sunscreen rated for both UVA and UVB radiation. It will be clearly marked on the label. Use it generously and reapply according to product instructions. Your skin will thank you.

hair loss, you’ve already lost 50 percent of your hair,” Wagner said. “Topical treatments become a temporary band aid at best. Perhaps maybe you don’t want to have surgery at this time, but might consider it in the future. In either case, SMP

can help you achieve the look you want. Some of our clients do it to avoid hair transplant surgery and its costs altogether, and others look to SMP to work in conjunction with previous or future hair restoration efforts.”

Each procedure takes approximately two to five hours, depending on the extent of the bald or thinning area. “It might take up to three sessions to achieve the look you want,” Wagner said. “It’s still about a third of the cost of a hair transplant and the results are also permanent and immediate.” Wagner invites anyone interested in Scalp Micro-Pigmentation and any other hair loss solutions to visit MyHairTransplantMD at 2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 201 in Oceanside. For a step-by-step guide to their consultation, hair restoration processes, before-and-after photos and a complete explanation of pricing, visit their website at www.MyHairTransplantMD.com or call the office at (800) 262-2017.


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Community weighs in on bridge replacement project By Lexy Brodt

DEL MAR — With several years of planning and approvals coming down the pike, Del Mar residents got a first look at the city’s Camino Del Mar bridge replacement project at a Jan. 10 “open house” workshop. The bridge, which crosses the mouth of the San Dieguito River and overlooks North Beach, is about 86 years old. A study conducted in 2012 determined that parts of the bridge are corroded, and it is ill-prepared for a seismic event or flooding. Faced with an option to retrofit or replace the 600-foot-long structure, the city opted for a total replacement due to the insufficient service life of a potentially retrofitted bridge. The new bridge would rest on six piers instead of 10, which city staff said would reduce impediments to river flow. In an email to The Coast News, City Engineer Tim Thiele said project designers are looking at a “narrower, slimmer bridge profile, as well as a potential raising of the bridge deck a couple of feet to be able to pass future flood events.” The project is anticipated to cost $25 million to $28 million dollars, with just

CITY STAFF requested public input on a Camino Del Mar bridge replacement project at a Jan. 10 workshop. The current bridge, which spans the opening of the San Dieguito River, is 86 years old. A 2012 study determined the bridge has deteriorated. Photo by Lexy Brodt

under 90 percent of funding secured through a grant from the Federal Highway Bridge Program. The city will provide the remaining funds, although the exact source is currently undetermined. Thiele said funding options include TransNet or Senate Bill 1 funds. Residents had varied comments on the bridge replacement, some calling it “overkill” due to the relatively recent alterations

made to the bridge, such as buffered bike lanes and a resurfaced road deck. Asked about her most pressing concerns about the project, beach colony resident Kristy Hahn pointed to traffic impacts, as well as ease of travel along the roadway. “But if we have to have it, we have to have it,” she said. Staff are anticipating construction will begin in 2023, although the project

was initially anticipated to break ground in 2020. The project is currently in the planning stage, which involves completing environmental documentation and obtaining approval of several technical studies from the California Department of Transportation. Staff expect that City Council and California Coastal Commission review of the project will be complete by the summer of 2020.

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Real Socratic Instruction By Dr. Stuart Grauer Socratic Instruction is the oldest, most powerful teaching method in the world for fostering critical thinking. Socratic instruction focuses on giving student questions (not answers), along with their own voices by cultivating independent thinking skills. In this context, Socratic instruction provides students with the tools to formulate answers to complex questions. This is also why socratic instruction is so much more powerful than teaching methods that rely on rote memorization. Instead, Socratic instruction prepares a student’s mind to probe the depths of a subject, which helps him or her learn to focus on the elements of reasoning. In truth, we participate in socratic circle discussions many times without even knowing it. When we sit with our family and/ or friends to share a meal, are we all sitting facing the same direction? No. Instead, we all sit “around” the table. Even if someone sits at the head of a rectangular table, he or she is not addressing the others sitting around that table like a teacher does when that teacher lectures to a classroom of (forward facing) students.

Another natural Socratic circle discussion is a campfire “gratitude” circle. No one thinks to sit in rows or face one direction on a campfire circle night. In the modern world, “the circle way” or Exeter-Harkness Table Method has successfully been employed at great schools, including The Grauer School, for generations now. It is a method of teaching that allows students to sit with their classmates and teachers around the table and discuss any and all subjects. It also allows them to process any issues, from mathematics to history, in detail and depth. Class size is also critical to ensure success. For millennia, great teachers have engaged with approximately 12 students as an ideal number for a Socratic circle discussion. This is why most of The Grauer School’s tables are set up for groups of this size. In Grauer’s classrooms Socratic circles form in all humanities subjects. Within our Socratic circles, students are supported, acknowledged, and listened to at eye level. Grauer Socratic circles help students gain confidence and critical thinking skills while increasing interpersonal engagement. The group develops a sense

of connection and focus. Around the Harkness, students carve out their unique voices. At Grauer, we have added Harkness tables almost every year, as the value of the Harkness table discussion and thus, the Socratic method of learning is priceless, as generations of learners from Ancient Greece to modern day Encinitas readily attest. Teaching is an ancient art. Once we grow accustomed to the Socratic method of learning, we wonder, how have we drifted so far from the circle? Whatever made us think that rows upon rows of desks would be the way to engage and connect? Around the Harkness, or wherever there is a center, a fire ring, or a treasure, we rediscover the powerful, elegant, origin role of the teacher. If you want to know more about the Socratic teaching methods at The Grauer School, now is a great time for a visit. Join us for a “Discover Grauer Day” tour available every week in Jan/Feb on 11/29, 1/10, 1/16, 1/25, and 2/8. Visit grauerschool.com to RSVP today. This is an excerpt from Dr. Stuart Grauer’s blog. You can find the full original article at www.grauerschool. com.

City staff and consultants on the project asked residents to weigh in on a few criteria, including potential construction scenarios and architectural designs. The design concepts include Beach Bungalow, Historical Origins and Modern Day themes, all of which include a beach outlook area. Staff posed two construction options. The staged construction scenario would involve keeping one side of the roadway open throughout construction by destroying and rebuilding one half of the bridge first, switching the flow of the traffic to the new bridge half, and destroying and rebuilding the other half. The alternative would involve closing the strip entirely and rerouting traffic to Jimmy Durante Boulevard and Via De La Valle. Both options would result in the temporary loss of about 120 parking spaces from the site, for the duration of construction. Attendee Debbie Church supported the staged option, saying it would help maintain beach access and a conduit between Del Mar and Solana Beach. “To me it’s a no-brainer, it should be a (staged)

closure,” she said. The staged construction scenario would take about 24 to 27 months, while the full closure would take 13 to 15 months. Don Mosier, a former mayor of Del Mar, raised concerns about the effects of sea-level rise. He cited ever-increasing estimates of what the water level could look like 75 to 100 years from now — which is about how long the new bridge is expected to last. “I think it’s folly to only raise that bridge two to three feet,” Mosier said. “That’s not going to get the job done.” City staff responded that the bridge’s design is consistent with the city’s Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan, and would also provide a stronger barrier for flood waters. Mayor Dave Druker, who attended the event, said “we need to flesh out more of the details,” including the traffic scenarios. “We have to make sure what happened last summer doesn’t happen again” he said, referring to gridlock in the area due to traffic generated from the annual San Diego County Fair in Del Mar. “We don’t have any choice, we have to replace the bridge,” Druker said.

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f I had just one wish in my lifetime it would be that the calendar begins with the month of February and not January. This way the New Year would begin with Valentine’s Day: romance, flowers, dining out and wine. Warms an Italian man’s heart just thinking about it. Well, February is almost here so make some memorable plans for the 14th before it happens. Which wine you say? Think ruby red, a rose bouquet, intense and aromatic. The flavor would be raspberry and strawberry with just enough sweetness to reveal your intentions. Of course, Rosa Regale is a sparkling wine, which, like Champagne that we wrote about last week, has maximum scented bubbly from Castello Banfi, a family of fine Italian wines from

Montalcino in Tuscany Italy. Banfi is primarily known for its world-class Brunello, an aged, complex Sangiovese, released in its fifth year after harvest. Just as much quality goes into their current 2017 Rosa Regale. These grapes are from Banfi’s 19th century sparkling wine cellars in the town of Strevi in Piemonte, with vineyard estates yielding 100 percent Brachetto d’ Acqui grapes from the towns of Acqui and Gavi. The cooler climate is ideal for sparkling wines and the winery keeps every part of the process cool, for charismatic color and aroma. The wine is filtered and stored at 32 degrees. The bottle is regal in structure with a large notched base to give the bottle solid footing. A simple gold and red minimal label allows maximum viewing of the ruby red wine to taste, once the cork is popped. A sold out gathering assembled recently at Seasalt Seafood Bistro in Del Mar

to celebrate a Banfi wine dinner. Owner Sal Ercolano placed the Banfi Rosa Regale paired with pan-roasted octopus served with nouvelle potatoes and asparagus as the fifth course in a five-course gourmet dinner, that also included favorites like the Banfi Belnero Super Tuscan and the ASKA Cabernet Sauvignon from Bolgheri, west of Tuscany, by the sea. Luciano Castiello has been with Banfi for the past 19 years and can speak with great passion and confidence about this most-awarded winery in Italy. He is now their ambassador and travels the world telling the Banfi story. Congratulations to Seasalt dining customer Shelley Gilliland who won the raffle drawing, a 3-liter bottle of Banfi Col DiSasso, a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ercolano has recently purchased a nearby restaurant virtually next door to his Seasalt operation, West End Del Mar Bar & Kitchen. More about that later,

SCENTED and elegant, the beautiful sparkling wine Rosa Regale from the Banfi family of Tuscany will brighten your Valentine’s Day. Courtesy photo

as wine dinners are on the menu as well as many at the established Seasalt. Next one at Seasalt will be a Napa Valley favorite Markham Winery with winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls at 6 p.m. Thursday Feb. 7. Call (858) 755-7100 for details. Oh, about that dream idea of starting the year with February, Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl as marquee events. In the interests of transparency, I need to tell you, my birthday is Feb. 1 … the No. 1 reason to begin my year.

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• Gianni Buonomo winery in Ocean Beach is presenting a Barbera Fest in honor of the new release 2015 Barbera, an Italian Piemonte wine from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Cuisine from Piemonte will be featured in this wine dinner featuring slow roasted beef in a red wine. The dinner will be created by Zafferano Catering. Cost is $50 per person, $40. for club members. Details and an RSVP (619) 991-9911. Reach him at Frank@ tasteofwineandfood.com

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nce in a while I have to break out of the North County bubble for a Lick the Plate adventure that takes me somewhere new and exotic, like Miramar. I say that in jest as Miramar is defined as a neighborhood in the northern part of San Diego that includes residential areas (if you look hard enough) but it’s mainly commercial and light industrial businesses. Miramar was the site of the real Top Gun made famous by the movie “Top Gun” in 1986. Anyway, there is a good chance you are familiar with many of the businesses there including many breweries namely Ballast Point Brewing that was founded in 1996 and eventually led to Ballast Point Spirits in 2008. Ballast Point Brewing was one of the first San Diego breweries to score big, being acquired by Constellation Brands for $1 billion. Following the sale, the distillery portion of the business was spun off and rebranded Cutwater Spirits which, in 2017, moved its operation to a 50,000-squarefoot facility in Miramar. Soon after they opened

HALIBUT special with roasted purple potatoes, leeks, brown butter and a lemon caper sauce. Photo by David Boylan

up a tasting room and kitchen featuring lunch, dinner, cocktails, R&D spirits and retail shop. Now that we have the nutshell backstory taken care of, I should also mention that the distillery thing has been happening in Detroit for several years now, where I spend a considerable amount of time. My nephew Will is a partner in Detroit City Distillery and they seemed to have popped up all over the city, suburbs and in northern Michigan. None of them are quite on the scale of Cutwater though, which is a massive facility and has national distribution of their canned cocktails. I’m assuming that happened so quickly through their relationships forged by

Ballast Point. I’ve been aware of and a fan of their canned craft-cocktails that number around 15 and include everything from the Cutwater Whiskey Highball to their Cutwater Mild Bloody Mary and Cutwater Cucumber Vodka Soda. They are nicely convenient when the mood for a cocktail strikes and you don’t have the key ingredients or the space handy to mix one up. A nice example of this is the Cutwater Whiskey Lemon Tea that has their Black Skimmer Bourbon with subtle tea notes and sweet lemon that creates a refreshingly bright cocktail in the convenience of an already mixed can. Their full-on spirits line includes vodka; white, bar-

rel-aged, spiced and caskstrength rum; gin; bourbon whiskey; American rye whiskey; and moonshine. Add in some specialty flavors and that rounds out their spirits line. Prior to a recent meal at Cutwater, I enjoyed a crafty and delicious whiskey-based cocktail. Speaking of the meal, it is a huge dining space and from what I’ve heard they fill it up on a regular basis. We started with the Chicken Legs with hot sauce expecting the appetizer size legs and to our surprise and delight three full-size, meaty legs arrived that could have easily been a meal for one. We also sampled the Sauteed Shrimp in Cutwater Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, fennel, garlic, onion, bacon and toasted cous cous and it was really good. The Fried Broccolini with gochujang aioli, Cutwater Whiskey Lemon Tea sweet soy sauce, green onions and togarashi was delish! My LTP new ingredient of the day is gochujang, which is a red chili paste that is described as savory, sweet and spicy fermented condiment made from chili powder, glutinous rice and fermented soybean … so now you know! Another starter that should appeal to those with Midwest roots is the Loaded Fries with pulled pork, TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 22


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Urban winery, composter join forces By Steve Puterski

REGION — Grapes are a juicy treat, whether as a snack or after fermentation turns the fruit into wine. But urban wineries have a challenge, disposing of the skins after the grapes are pressed. But for Carruth Cellars Winery, owner Adam Carruth went a more eco-friendly route in partnering with BioEve and recycling the skins. Dave Johnson of Cardiff founded BioEve in 2016 and has seen his business grow with some pace as he provides an organic option for composting and soil. “It started out of neCARRUTH CELLARS WINERY and BioEve have partnered to cessity so that I could have recycle spent grapes from the winery into compost and pot- ownership over my own ting soil. Courtesy photo landscaping business,” he

said. “We do landscape maintenance and renovation projects. We take care of a lot of fruit trees … and veggie gardens.” Johnson and Carruth met three years and formed a business relationship and friendship. Johnson, meanwhile, has expanding his operation to a larger private farm to handle a growing customer base. He also owns chickens, from which he harvests the manure to then sell as fertilizer, while also using the manure in his compost heaps, which are also mixed with hay. However, due to a lack of precipitation over the past year, most of his piles have not decomposed as

quickly. With water, the natural composition of the hay and fermented grapes rapidly breaks down, and adding mulch creates a natural fertilizer. But with the recent rains, the process will get back on track, although much of his product won’t be ready until mid-spring and early summer. “I sell it as fertilizer or screen it and sell it as a potting mix,” Johnson said. “Any sort of soil input, that’s where it starts.” Carruth, meanwhile, began his career in his backyard in 2001. By 2006 and after a stint learning the business in Sonoma County, he was producing 30 barrels per year and in 2010 opened his first location in Solana Beach, where production is done. He has since added two other locations in Carlsbad and Little Italy in San Diego. Last year, he said, the Solana Beach winery processed 200 tons of grapes, with 80 tons going to BioEve. Carruth began his partnership with Johnson in 2016 and each year Johnson has taken on more including 200 cubic yards last year.

“It was just getting rid of the spent grapes and it’s great to do something good with it,” Carruth said. “For me, making wine in an urban setting is challenging. Part of it is getting rid of your waste. It’s best to get rid of the waste within a day because if you let it sit around, it starts to attract fruit flies.” He also hired Johnson to build out the wine garden in Little Italy, in addition to his normal routine of gathering spent grapes about every 10 days, which is how often Carruth presses grapes. Johnson, though, has been able to expand quite quickly over the past three years. He went from composting and using hand-labor to now loading waste with a large dump trailer to accommodate his growing stock. Once the compost is ready, he sells his product to fertilize flowerbeds, shrubs and trees. “It’s a win-win-win all the way around,” Johnson said. “I see everything as retail or distribution. I try to sell everything directly to my clients. Honestly, that’s where I sell out most of my stuff.”

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Screenwriter travels through real-life bucket list hit the road e’louise ondash Zackham was a few years out of college, Jin ustin his early 30s, living in

Los Angeles and “doing anything but furthering my career,” explained the screenwriter in a phone interview from his home in Vermont. “I had wasted my 20s and it was time to do something with my writing.” To create some motivation, Zackham wrote down all the things he wanted to accomplish and experience before he died. He called it the “List of Things to Do Before I Kick the Bucket.” Included on the list was “getting a movie made by a major studio.” Zackham later shortened the title to “Justin’s Bucket List,” which came to inspire the title and the script of his 2007 film, “The Bucket List,” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The script was not an instant hit; several producers turned down the script before it landed on producer/director Rob Reiner’s desk. He read it, and it took only 10 pages in before Reiner knew that the film would be a winner. “We started playing

COLE ZACKHAM, 5, son of screenwriter Justin Zackham, is delighted to meet a camel during a 2018 trip to Morocco. Courtesy photo

with the title and other people told us that no one would know what a ‘bucket list’ was,” Zackham explained, “but Rob said ‘they will after this movie.’”

Reiner, of course, was not only correct, but the term “bucket list” has become a permanent part of our lexicon and the concept a permanent part of our culture. You can now

find “bucket list” in both Webster’s Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary. Since that first film, Zackham has written several others including “The

Big Wedding” (2013) and the recently released “Second Act,” starring Jennifer Lopez, which he wrote and produced. Lopez portrays a 40-year-old woman struggling with unfulfilled dreams until she gets the chance to prove that street smarts can take her to success. “My movies are mainly character-driven,” Zackham said. “It’s become my niche. It wasn’t my intension, but I gravitate toward character-driven stories.” The popularity of his films has allowed Zackham to revise his bucket list, which includes visiting every country in the world with his wife, Katherine, and sons, 5-year-old Cole and 10-year-old Finn. So far, the family has checked off 20 of the world’s 195 countries. Zackham’s sons are home-schooled, so travel fits nicely into their curriculum. “We did a trial run last fall and visited Spain, Morocco and Portugal, and did a driving trip cross-country. Our kids loved it.” There were plenty of historic sites on the itinerary and “you can’t get that kind of experience in (regular) school,” Zackham said. Also, “we’re going to do volunteer work in every country we visit, and we’re looking to interview people who have had an extraordinary life. We want (travel)

to be a lesson for our boys — showing them people who have done extraordinary things.” How long will it take to check off those 195 countries? “We think we can see them all in three years. In February, we’re going to the Bahamas, then will travel to Central America and South America. There’s still a lot to figure out.” As yet unsettled: How to see the countries that are on the danger list for Americans. “There are about 10 countries in world where it’s not safe to go to — like Honduras. That’s one country to avoid, but there is the island of Roatan off the coast, where it is safe. Yemen is another country, but there is the island of Socotra off the coast that is part of Yemen. We have 185 countries to knock off before we have to figure out how to see the final 10.” And if it’s impossible to complete the list? “It’s O.K.,” Zackham said. “It’s the journey that’s important.” Follow the Zackham family’s globetrotting on Instagram @thisbucketlistlife. Share your travels; email eondash@coastnewsgroup.com See more photos and commentary at www.facebook.com/elouise.ondash.

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