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MACHADO STILL WATER CHAMPION
New law adds time for sex assault claims
2020 Breitbard Hall of Fame pick now rides wave of environmental awareness By Jay Paris
ENCINITAS — The woman approached surfing icon Rob Machado with admiration and let us count the ways. “It’s because of you my son eats lettuce,’’ she said. “Before that he never had one piece of it.’’ Machado laughs when digging up the story. While Machado, a longtime Cardiff resident, is among his sport’s most recognizable athletes, he’s known to many for riding the wave of environmental awareness. “When I stopped doing the tour full time around 2001 and started spending more time at home I was able to sit back and realize, ‘Oh wow, I have a voice. I have some power where I can do something really positive with this,’” he said. Machado is being inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame next month, along with baseball’s Jerry Coleman and football’s Reggie Bush.
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so,” Kron said Jan. 7. Kron reported seeing illegally placed Gaspar signs again on Dec. 22 and Dec. 24. “There are multiple new pro-Gaspar signs on public property along Leucadia Blvd right now which will not be enforced until the city resumes its
REGION — Among the horde of new laws enacted on Jan. 1 is one being roundly hailed for its attention to victims of sexual assault. Assembly Bill 218 extends the timeline for victims of childhood sexual assault to file civil lawsuits until age 40 or five years from discovery of the abuse. The previous limit was age 26 or within three years of discovery of abuse. San Diego-based attorney Steve Estey, who specializes in sexual abuse and assault cases, said the new law is a welcome change, but noted there will be challenges for victims. He said it will be difficult for many cases to be resolved in court because the evidence after 30 or 40 years is scant. Also, those involved may have died, memories fade and unless a report of “some kind” was filed, it could be challenging to win in court, Estey said. He said the bill’s author, Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), was targeting institutions such as the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America, USA Swimming and other large entities who may have covered up claims of abuse. “Many times when it happens, they are younger and they’re afraid that people won’t believe them,” Estey said of victims. “There’s a lot of shame that goes along with it. They’ll be in their 30s or 40s and the statute of limitations have long passed.” Also, the bill expands the definition of childhood sexual abuse to childhood sexual assault, making it easier to bring a claim, according to a report in the Orange County Register. Estey, who has a number of
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But it was a vegetable Machado had a hand in which had a mother sharing her amazement of what he did on dry land, and not on the water. While crisscrossing the globe in chasing the best waves, Machado won three U.S. Opens and was ranked in the top 10 for 11 straight years. He could dance along the breaks like few others, but when he pumped the brakes on his career, he didn’t stop caring about the water. With his Rob Machado Foundation, the surfer with the curly, sun-streaked hair started preaching to children. At Cardiff School, where he once attended, he couldn’t ignore that the student body was all sipping from disposable plastic bottles. He also discovered an underused plot of land on campus where the kids could grow their own grub, CHEERS! Cardiff resident and renowned surfer Rob Machado now champions enviTURN TO MACHADO ON 5
ronmental causes, including reducing single-use plastic bottles, as head of the Rob Machado Foundation. Photo via Rob Machado Foundation on Facebook
Illegally placed campaign signs removed in Encinitas By Tawny McCray
ENCINITAS — Encinitas resident Jeremy Kron is fed up with seeing election signs illegally displayed across the city — and he’s making a case for change. Just before the Christmas holiday, Kron began emailing a host of leaders in the community — including Mayor Catherine
Blakespear and all the Encinitas council members — expressing his displeasure with the signs and pleading for their help in cracking down on offenders. Kron, who in 2016 volunteered for Blakespear’s campaign and learned the rules regarding signage when he helped distribute her yard signs, said
he regularly checks for sign violators as he travels around the city by bike. In his emails, he reported seeing the first violation along Leucadia Boulevard on Dec. 19 — signs for Kristin Gaspar, who’s running for re-election in the San Diego County Supervisor District 3 race. He said the signs he spotted were paid for and placed
by the Deputy Sheriff’s Association of San Diego County. “Shortly after reporting the first pair and getting permission that day from City Hall’s code enforcement desk, we checked the map to confirm illegality of placement, they permitted me to uproot them and deliver them to City Hall. I did
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HWAC hosts camp for prospective veterinarians
Eatery settles pregnancy bias lawsuit
By Alexander Wehrung
RANCHO SANTA FE — Helen Woodward Animal Center held a veterinary camp at its education center on Jan. 12. The long-standing program takes place several times a year and aims to teaching children what it means to be a veterinarian and how to become one. The camp was hosted by Education Instructor Colleen Magee-Uhlik and Assistant Manager of Animal Services Savannah Goehring, with three high school volunteers supervising. “I think the most important thing to teach them is the reality of what a vet does,” said Goehring, who has been working with the program for nearly four years and manages the husbandry of the animals used in the camp. “A lot of times, if they either really don’t have a sick animal or don’t have an animal at all, they might have a misconception of what vets actually do,” Goehring said. “That it’s all kind of, maybe fun or just hanging out with animals. And so, they’ve got to be exposed to the reality of … it’s a lot of schoolwork, it’s a lot of education. They have to do things like surgery and vaccines, and be okay with seeing, the kind of ickier aspect of animal care.” For the day’s first activity, campers headed to an Education Center classroom, where they were provided “wounded” bananas — chosen for their thick skins — and asked to suture them using a needle, gut, scissors and forceps. After completing their fruit surgery, the children went outside to play a relay race in which they had to wear adult veterinarian scrubs, run to their teammates on the opposite side of a line and remove the
ENCINITAS — An Italian restaurant in Encinitas agreed to pay $18,800 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleged her hours were substantially cut, and she was ultimately fired, after she told her employer she was expecting, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Jan. 7. After informing the owner in 2015 she was expecting, the server was told she “should stay home since she was pregnant, that her pregnancy had caused coverage problems, and that (the owner) would offer a position with less pay for more work so that she would not come back from her pregnancy leave,” according to the complaint filed against Maurizio Trattoria Italiana LLC. She was fired in the summer of 2015, while less experienced servers were hired, according to the complaint. “Women should not be penalized for having children,” said Christopher Green, director of the EEOC's San Diego office. “The EEOC takes pregnancy discrimination seriously and will vigorously protect the rights of pregnant employees.''
ANIMAL CPR: An instructor shows a camper how to perform CPR using a stuffed animal at a previous year’s veterinary camp, held to teach kids about the profession. Courtesy photo
scrubs for their partner to try on. Other activities included seeing a snake that had had several tumors removed from it, looking at the cells of their own cheeks via a microscope, practicing CPR on a dummy of a dog and dissecting a (paper) frog. The veterinary camp was started in 2014 and was revamped in 2016 to prioritize hands-on activities over watching and listening. There are two different variations of the camp; this one was more surgery-focused and allowed students to handle actual veteri-
nary equipment, while the other focuses on providing animals with vaccinations and learning proper safety measures. “The vet camp is really just about getting them the exposure to what it might be like, because kids don’t necessarily have the opportunity to explore all the different careers before they make important decisions, like going to college and paying for their tuition and all that kind of stuff,” Magee-Uhlik said. “You want to put the effort and the time into where you actu-
ally want to go and what you want to do,” said Goehring. “And so, just giving them a glimpse of what a vet might get to do helps them make that decision.” Of the nine students (Goehring said that the post-holiday period usually yields fewer attendees) who attended the camp, only one was male. Goehring said that Helen Woodward Animal Center tries to encourage boys to attend the program, and it markets to the parents who will be more likely to be aware of the program and encourage their children to attend.
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Opinion & Editorial
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Despite what the ‘experts’ say, California dream far from dead
Big things in store for 2020
s we are now fully in 2020, I thought this would be a great time to talk about the current status of the County of San Diego. One of the questions I get asked most when I’m out is, what does a Supervisor supervise? Well, there are five San Diego County Supervisors and we are in charge of a variety of things from public health, food stamps, Registrar of Voters and many other items. We also manage state and federal dollars for local programs. I have the privilege of not only representing the cities of Carlsbad, San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista as their representative on the Board of Supervisors, but I’m also the government for a lot of the unincorporated areas. Those areas don’t have a city council, they don’t have a mayor, so I am their government official. Some of the District 5 unincorporated areas are Borrego Springs, Fallbrook, Fairbanks Ranch, Palomar Mountain, Rainbow, Ranchita, Rancho Santa Fe, Valley Center and Warner Springs. The County is in charge of your roads and
around the county Jim Desmond highways, so if you have a problem, reach out to my office! We have many new projects coming to the unincorporated area including adding new sidewalks in Borrego Springs, working with the community on an evacuation plan in Valley Center and creating community driven plan for the Fallbrook Village area and formed based code. I’m excited to see all this transpire as we move ahead in 2020 and hope to see out in the community!
$90M for bike lanes!
This past Friday, common sense went out the window. At a meeting to determine the future of transportation dollars, the SANDAG Board of Directors voted to allocate $90 million for bike lanes in San Diego County. While I like bikes, most
people use them recreationally. Despite less than 1% of San Diegans using bikes as their primary transportation, bike lanes are being built around San Diego County at $5.5 million per mile! Meanwhile, we’ve been told by SANDAG’s staff that there is not enough money to pay for highway/ road improvement projects. These bike lanes are not helping our young families or the businesses that rely on our roads. Families are not using bike lanes to get to work, school, or the doctor. Kids are not sitting on the back of their parents’ bikes to go to soccer practice. Our priorities should not be building bike lanes for the few at $5.5 million per mile, but improving our highways for the many. Far too often the downtown bureaucrats overlook the needs of North and East County. We owe it to our young families, our thriving businesses, communities, and the millions of San Diegans that use our highways and roads. Jim Desmond represents District 5 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors
Water use mandates are all wet By Marie Waldron
In 2018, Gov. Brown signed two bills which will have a major impact on water use in our state. AB 1668 and SB 606, which I opposed, created stringent water use mandates for all Californians. One regulation involves a 55 gallon per day indoor water use limit. Contrary to some news reports, this is not an individual mandate. No one will be told they can’t take a shower or do laundry on the same day. The 55 gallon mandate requires water suppliers to meet that standard over the entire agency. Penalties for violations of these standards will fall directly on the agency, not individual customers. Even so, ratepayers will
be heavily impacted. Penalties (up to $1,000 per day) that are assessed against water agencies will be passed on to all water ratepayers in the district. Conservation measures forced on the agency will also directly impact its customers. Additional standards for outdoor water use, based on vegetation, climate and other factors, will eventually be determined by the State Water Resources Control Board. No doubt those standards will also involve new penalties and restrictions. This legislation’s stated purpose was to “make conservation a way of life,” even during wet years when trillions of gallons are flowing out to sea. But a topdown, Sacramento-imposed
water mandate is totally unnecessary. Why have we spent billions locally to divorce ourselves from Northern California water if we’re going to be subjected to the same penalties and restrictions as other regions that have made no effort to conserve? Individuals using more than 55 gallons a day are not causing a water shortage. Lack of political will to build new reservoirs, aqueducts, recycling is the real culprit. Californians should not be punished for the lack of common sense in Sacramento. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature
t happens almost every winter: Pundits from Eastern news outlets make weeklong pilgrimages to California, interview top officials here and generally report back that there’s something rotten in the state of the Golden State, as Shakespeare might have put it. Rarely have they had more fodder for pushing that narrative than this year, when millions of Californians spent chunks of the last few months without certain basics of modern civilization, including electricity and the use of their longtime homes. The implication of all this, they say, is that the California Dream, the mythical force which drew millions here over the last 150 years, has somehow died. Wrote a longtime contributor to the New Yorker magazine, who fairly recently followed the old path from East Coast to West Coast, “The problem with the dream is that it is one, founded on a lie.” She cited a wildfire historian saying “California is built to burn. And it’s built to burn explosively.” No kidding. Most of California famously has stable weather, with seasonal changes not nearly as obvious as in parts of America that often spend their autumns coping with hurricanes and winters digging out from under blizzards. But each year this state has a “fire season.” That’s been true for all time. The New Yorker’s Dana Goodyear seems surprised that a fire swept through much of Malibu last year. But this happens almost every year, and for often-repeated reasons like arson, poorly maintained power lines, high
california focus thomas d. elias winds, low humidity and high temperatures during most Octobers and Novembers — sometimes earlier. “Until recently,” wrote Goodyear, “it was possible to repress a sneaking awareness of the weather fallacy, stuff it in the back of the closet, alongside the earthquake kit, and tell oneself that all was well in paradise.” What weather fallacy? While record cold and snow ravaged much of the East and Midwest this fall, temperatures in Los Angeles reached the 90s in late November and even foggy San Francisco saw highs mostly in the upper 60s. Earthquakes? No one here hides that. It’s part of the bargain most non-native Californians made when they moved here: They weighed the risk of losing many of their material resources against the benefits of much warmer weather than where they came from. At about the same time as the New Yorker took its cheap shot at California, just when it was suffering serious damage, the Wall Street Journal did much the same. On the state’s housing problems, “Politicians have bulldozed market forces.” But as documented in this column several times, market forces have not been “bulldozed” at all; rather, they are a big reason for California’s housing difficulties: So many people want to buy in the choicest parts of this state that prices are too high for many wouldbe buyers. When buyers evaporate, prices normal-
ly drop. But there is no sign of that today. This is market forces at work, as expensive properties do actually sell. On the “public safety power shutoffs”: “Californians are learning to live like the Amish.” If so, that’s partly the fault of politicians, but mostly of utility executives who redirected maintenance money paid by electric customers for decades, rather than using it to fireproof their transmission lines and other equipment. On high gasoline prices, “Blame Democrats.” Are most oil company executives Democrats? This is merely the latest installment of Eastern-based fiction about California, which is anything but on its knees. In fact, construction is booming all over California, from fire areas where rebuilds abound to big cities where new, large housing projects aiming to ease shortages are underway. And what if a few thousand more Californians departed California in recent years than have arrived here? One thing that does is alleviate California’s housing and traffic problems just a little. Not enough, as anyone who has house-shopped or driven a freeway in the last year knows. But there is no way the California Dream is dead, or even seriously threatened. That’s because the concept of a better life here has never been absolute, but always tempered by the fact that there can be trouble in paradise, as seen lately via high winds, arsonists, degenerating power lines and the big fires they combine to push. Email Thomas Elias at email@example.com
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Perez delivers pizzazz as Farmers Insurance Open starter
he teeming crowds will soon be descending on Torrey Pines Golf Course, straining to see those inside the ropes at one of the PGA's most popular tour stops. The Farmers Insurance Open is Jan. 23 to Jan. 26 and countless patrons will be greeting a familiar face at the tournament. Say, isn't that Tony Perez? “I've met so many people that I feel like a celebrity,'' Perez said. Perez is known for his wide smile and big voice. Before every player at the $7.5 million event tees off, they are introduced by Perez on the South Course's No. 1 hole. “It's been 30 years in the making,'' said Perez, a Solana Beach resident. Perez is far from an overnight success. He's a staple at the FIO, like the fog, deep rough and stunning sunsets. As the FIO starter, no ball is struck until Perez finishes pronouncing the golfer's name and hometown. “It's Louie, not Louis,'' the 2010 U.S. Open winner
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while learning how bountiful a piece of soil can be. “Not a lot of that was happening back then,” Machado said. “We started with the simple things.’’ The surfer who made difficult moves look easy was having an impact. He convinced students, and their parents, that landfills were being clogged with their plastic bottles.
When I stopped doing the tour full time ... I was able to sit back and realize, ‘Oh wow, I have a voice. I have some power where I can do something really positive with this.” Rob Machado
So he broached the idea of them buying a reusable container for their H20 and then installing refill stations with fresh-tasting water. And with the money raised through the canteen sales, it helped undeveloped countries obtain drinkable water. He also installed recycle bins for trash and all of this came with a sense that change isn’t unobtainable, especially with the next generation bent on seeing a better way. “The kids are all so receptive about learning all
sports talk jay paris once told Perez before his swing. But on Perez’s pairing sheet it was “Louis Oosthuizen” so that's what escaped his lips. While most stumble over the last name, Perez took a mulligan on the first. Perez shares tales and they usually end with a laugh. Few have more fun at the FIO and even fewer have a better vantage point. “To be able to stand on the No. 1 tee and see all the players and spend time with them, well, they have become like family to me,'' Perez said. “I think I am the most hugged starter on the tour.” The real offspring is Pat Perez, Tony's son and a Torrey Pines High graduate who has won three times and more than $26 million on the tour. If he's able to contend at Torrey Pines, where he's had two top-five of this stuff,” Machado, 46, said. “They understand it’s really cool.’’ So much that a pupil who once turned up his nose to lettuce started chomping on it like a hungry rabbit. He had grown a head of lettuce at the Cardiff School garden and the tyke was one proud farmer when showing it off, and then polishing it off, with his mother. “She couldn’t believe it,” Machado said. Just like Machado, a San Dieguito High graduate, can’t fathom that being a surfer can lead to being included among the greatest athletes in San Diego’s history. Back when Machado and his buddies were tackling morning swells before class, few thought it would someday put him in San Diego’s most important Hall of Fame. “I’m blown away by it and it is such an honor,” Machado said. “All from riding waves.” His board led to his fame but it’s by getting so many on board for a better tomorrow which might be his lasting legacy. “Rob Machado is able to deliver hope, to lift the burden, to inspire greatness and to allow other people to share in the ride and the dream of a lifetime,” said NBA great Bill Walton, a member of the Breitbard Hall of Fame. “He represents all you hope and dream for in a world, as it could and should be.” Machado’s reach goes beyond the waves, although his professional salad days are behind him. What’s present, and in the future, is a generation that embraces, of all things, lettuce? “That’s huge,” Machado said. It’s nearly as big as the waves he longed to conquer.
finishers, it would be priceless. “I hope he is in the last group on that Sunday,'' Perez said. “That would be something.'' Perez got his FIO gig after measuring drives on No. 10. That was before it was done electronically, so Perez would gauge the distance after chalking the fairways at various intervals. Then word came that the event was seeking a new starter. With Perez knowing many of the officials through his son's success on the junior golf circuit, he was told to clear his throat. “It remains very, very special to me,'' he said. “I can't wait for it every year.'' One January he spotted five kids unable to see through the army of patrons. Perez gave them nudge and dipped the rope, inviting them to share the tee box with him and the pros if they remained quiet. “Just then Rory McIlroy walks in and sees them,'' Perez said. “He goes over and shakes every one of their hands. They left with a memory that they will never forget.''
THE STARTER: Solana Beach’s Tony Perez, left, is greeted by Tiger Woods at a past Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Woods will be on hand as Perez celebrates his 30th year as the event’s starter this month. Courtesy photo
We can't ignore something: Tony Perez is a proud Vietnam veteran of the Air Force and he goes the extra mile for military service members. Twelve years ago, he
had wounded warriors announce the players. Among the heroes were those that sacrificed limbs for their country. “One day when we were at lunch one of the guys said
he wanted to learn how to play golf,'' Perez said. That led to Perez starting “Operation Game On” where injured veterans are introduced to the game. Carlsbad's TaylorMade contributed $40,000 to the cause and other funds raised by Perez went to outfit the novice players with the latest in golf gear. “Golf helped get them back into a normal life,'' Perez said. “Pretty soon all these guys and gals were out playing golf and talking to each other about it.'' More than 500 troops, many with post-traumatic stress disorder as well, have benefited from Perez's endeavor. It proves he's an ace without wielding a club and one with a big heart. “I've had parents and wives tell me I saved their son's or husband's life because they got into golf,'' Perez said. “That's pretty strong.'' Loud and clear is their message and what will escape Perez's pipes with be just as sound. Stop by No. 1 and say hello if you can, although be prepared to wait your turn.
Shoebacca Women’s Open spots on line in RSF this weekend RANCHO SANTA FE — The $25,000 Shoebacca Women’s Open has scheduled a Wild Card Tennis Tournament with Women’s Singles and Doubles divisions Jan. 18-20 at Morgan Run Club & Resort. The singles winner and both doubles finalists will be awarded a Wild Card entry into the main draw of the $25,000 Shoebacca Women’s Open, which will be played Feb. 23-29 at Morgan Run. In addition, the
singles runner-up will receive a Wild Card into the Shoebacca Women’s Open qualifying draw. “This Wild Card Tournament is an excellent opportunity for players, especially local competitors, to get some really good match competition,” said Greg Weksel, director of the three-day tennis event. “For the entrants, it will be a special experience to play for a Wild Card into a professional tennis tournament
like the Shoebacca Women’s Open.” The $25,000 Shoebacca Women’s Open in February will showcase young rising Americans among an international field of touring professionals. The tournament, a United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit event, will feature top local players as well. Admission for spectators and on-site parking will be free each day. Past tournament competitors include American
stars Madison Keys, Sofia Kenin, Danielle Rose Collins, CiCi Bellis, defending singles champion Nicole Gibbs, and current Rancho Santa Fe resident CoCo Vandeweghe. Canada's Bianca Andreescu, the reigning US Open champion, won the tournament singles title in Rancho Santa Fe in 2017. For more about the Shoebacca Women’s open visit: shoebaccawomensopen.com
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For the cupcake purists
’ve already admitted that I get wrapped up in cooking and baking shows — “Kids Baking Championship,” “Great British Baking Show,” “Holiday Baking Championship,” and recently, “Cupcake Wars.” I am a serious lover of cupcakes and could tell you some of the best spots in town for them. I have, however, noticed a thoroughly disturbing trend that no one else seems concerned about. Bakers are skimping more and more on the icing, to create a more tidy presentation. Can I get a “Heck no?” Thank you. It’s lovely to be able to create pretty cupcakes, but piping the icing on, leaving a good quarter inch of naked cake, is a slippery slope. When there is just a lovely, small swirl atop a fat cupcake, I call foul. Isn’t the best thing about a cupcake its icing? Aren’t there any number of you out there who save the icing for last and expect more than a mouthful when you get there? Or like me, some who prefer as close a balance of cake to icing as possible? The television judges, allegedly master bakers, do not seem to appreciate the sweet gooeyness that is icing. I have heard them regularly whine about too much buttercream. There is, I think my fellow cupcake fans will agree, no such thing as too much buttercream. And now I think we need to address another growing issue. The flavors. Well, not just the flavors, but the amount and variety of spices, fillings and flavorings being demanded. I am quite convinced that the judges have been
small talk jean gillette tasting for far too long and need to be rotated out for fresher taste buds. Every single dadgummed baking show I have watched cries for so much ginger it would take the roof off your mouth. They put orange or lemon zest into absolutely every dang recipe. When I eat an orange, I throw away the peel for a reason, people. They seem to insist on combining an ever-expanding old wife’s stew of butterscotch, blueberry, lemon, orange, Chinese five-spice, cardamom, anise, cloves and on and on. Gak, gak, gak. I remain puzzled at the point of that sort of flavor overkill. Of course, my favorite cookie is just a plain, crisp vanilla sugar cookie with royal icing. The wildest combinations I generally allow is chocolate peanut butter, or cranberry oatmeal. This attitude may cloud my judgement a tad. To those who love the avalanche of spices, my apologies. If there are any other purists out there like me, spend your money on those glorious, simple shortbread cookies. Support your classic chocolate chip. Stand up with your mouth full and be counted. I’ll wipe up your crumbs. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer hoping someone will win big with minimal ingredients, and then send her a dozen to sample. Contact her at email@example.com.
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Del Mart Art Center Gallery to close By Bethany Nash
through the commissions of their art selling, but sadly, the needed funding was not being received. “With sales being so low, many of our members could not long justify paying fees that did not result in sales,” said Julianne Ricksecker, former marketing director, participating member and artist for almost five years. “Our gallery is not alone in experiencing low sales in the current art market, but as a cooperative of working artists, we don’t have a financial cushion to carry us long through a slow time.” Over the past 20 years DMAC has held many exhibits and fundraising events. Beneficiaries of the fundraisers were always places that were in support of the arts or providing art supplies to schools. This year, the bene-
ficiary will be the Helen Woodward Center in Rancho Santa Fe. The center is a place where, “people help animals and animals help people.” They offer various animal therapy programs, volunteer opportunities and adopt homeless animals into loving homes. Other events the DMAC has hosted included local high school art shows run by students. They also had poetry readings, jazz concerts, book signings and art classes. The final funds will be released to the organizations after the all of the gallery’s closing expenses have been determined. “I really hope that the most memorable thing for most people was enjoying the quality art on view for free in the community and talking to the artists as real people doing work
they are passionate about,” Ricksecker said. “One of the unique qualities of a cooperative gallery is that the artists are the staff that meet the public and talk about the art. Many artists worked on a piece while staffing, so that visitors could see how different artists approach their craft.” DMAC will be holding its farewell reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 25. The reception is open to the public and free of admission. According to the website it is, “A Final Reception to say ‘Farewell’ to all the artists and ‘Thank You’ to the community.” To visit the gallery prior to Jan. 26, the DMAC hours are 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information consult https:// dmacgallery.com.
ings are held in the Humane Education Center at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. It will meet Jan. 18 but the group meets twice each month on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza St., Encinitas, call (760) 753-6413 or log on to sdpets. org.
DEL MAR — On Jan. 8, the Del Mar Art Center (DMAC) Gallery announced it would close at the end of the month. DMAC has been a part of the Del Mar art community for 20 years, since opening its doors in July 2000 as a nonprofit organization. Gallery President Kelly Vellasenor said in the final press release, “As a thank you to the Del Mar community, we will offer our art at amazing values during our final days … Sale begins now and continues through January 26.” The gallery is closing because it can’t continue to pay rent. Up until now, members paid fees each month in order to support the gallery’s rent. The participating artists hoped they would see additional cash flow
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Come to the Solana Beach Library at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, and discover the wonders of the night sky in an astronomy-themed workshop led by Canyon Crest Academy students. Children aged 8-12 years will learn about stars and make their own constellation lamp. Call (858) 7551404 for questions.
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Enjoy a Sunday afternoon Heritage Ranch Workshop and create a 2020 Vision Board with your family from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays in January at 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Encinitas. Bring magazines with you to create your vision board utilizing Collage. Other materials provided. For more information, call (760) 632-9711
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Palomar Health has added additional flu shot clinics in North San Diego County. The free flu shots are available to anyone ages nine years and older. For additional questions please call Luanne Arangio to Law, Palomar Health Community Health Nurse Educator at (442) 281-3828.The clinics can be found Jan. 19, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Church of Resurrection, 1445 Conway St., Escondido; Jan. 22, 3 to 5p.m. at 4S Ranch Library, 10433 Reserve Drive, 4S Ranch; Jan. 23, 3 to 5 p.m. at San Marcos Library, 2 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos; Jan. 24, 3 to 5 p.m. at Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista and Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 1160 S. Broadway St., Escondido.
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Join together at Sister Faiths 6th annual Martin Luther King Jr. event to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work to end discrimination at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Jewish Collaborative of San Diego, 7805 Centella St., Carlsbad. Bring an appetizer or salad to share. Pizza and beverages will be provided. They will also accept donations of small (airline carry-on) rolling bags which will be distributed by Interfaith Community Services. RSVP to https:// tinyurl.com/yk3p2vbh.
San Diego Botanic Garden will host its annual meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 in the Ecke Building. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Hear a lecture on “Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot” by the Sir Pe- MANGIARE ter Crane, president of the New Italian cooking Oak Spring Garden Foun- classes will run through dation. RSVP required at mid-March, sponsored by https://sdbgarden.org/annual-meet.htm. TURN TO CALENDAR ON 20
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Levin reflects on first year in office By Samantha Nelson
REGION — Rep. Mike Levin, a Democrat who represents California’s 49th District, had a busy first year in office. Levin, who lives in San Juan Capistrano, was elected to office in late 2018 to represent parts of North San Diego and South Orange counties. According to a recently released “Progress Report” detailing Levin’s work in the past year, the representative passed nine bipartisan bills through the House of Representatives including two that were signed into law by President Donald Trump. All nine of those laws targeted improving veteran welfare. The two specifically that were signed into law were the Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act, which maintains liquidity in the veteran home loan market, and H.R. 2196 which expands veterans’ access to STEM scholarships. Levin sits on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chairs its Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity and is a member of the Subcommittee on Health. Levin also helped to secure $128 million in military construction funding for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. “At the heart of the district is Camp Pendleton,” Levin told The Coast News. “I’m grateful to serve military families and our wonderful marines and sailors on funding infrastructure projects that were long overdue.” The first bill Levin introduced last year was the bipartisan Ensuring Safe Housing for our Military Act. This bill would increase accountability and oversight of private military housing. In 2019, a Reuters investigation found Marine families both on base and at other bases around the country were struggling with mice infestations and mold. Levin also focused a
lot of his work on environmental issues. He introduced the Spent Fuel Prioritization Act, which would prioritize the removal of spent nuclear fuel from decommissioned nuclear sites in areas with large populations and high seismic hazards. This bill specifically aimed to prioritize the removal of spent nuclear fuel from temporary storage on the decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS), also located in the 49th District. Levin specifically noted his negotiating for $300 million in federal funding to be included in the United States — Mexico — Canada Agreement (USMCA) for the Border Water Infrastructure Program that will target pollution in the Tijuana River Valley. “This is something that’s been a big issue on the minds of San Diegans,” Levin said. Levin also said the trade deal is a “big win” for the regional economy. “About one in four dollars that flows between the U.S. and Mexico impacts our local regional economy,” Levin said. Levin has also strived to keep up with his constituents on a regular basis. At his first town hall in Oceanside last January, Levin restated his promise to host monthly town hall meetings throughout the 49th District. The congressman held exactly 12 town hall meetings last year. “No months were skipped,” said Eric Mee, a spokesman for Levin’s office. Levin also hosted more than a dozen “Constituent Coffees” throughout the district and in Washington and participated in several other town hall or paneled events to speak with and hear from constituents. In the 2020 election, according to Ballotpedia, Levin’s challengers include Democrat Nadia Smalley, Republicans Mara Fortin and Brian Maryott and Independent Ryan Doheny.
Pet of the Week Bishop is a friend to all. His world is complete with a great toy in his mouth and an awesome friend with whom to play. After having lots of fun, this 16-month-old border collie-cattledog blend just wants to lay next to his pal and enjoy some scratches behind his ears and belly. Bishop is joyful, fun and affectionate. He can’t wait to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. His adoption fee is $375. All pets adopted from HWAC are vaccinated and micro-chipped for identification. Kennels are open daily Monday through
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OUT OF PLACE: Campaign signs illegally placed around Encinitas began to appear in December. City law states that signs cannot be placed on city-owned property, including sidewalks and street median landscaping. Photo by Jeremy Kron
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regular business after the holidays,” Kron wrote in his emails. “These will get thousands of views and grow in number over time, overtaking medians, sidewalks, and other public territories. It is truly a blight and a shameful indulgence by the offenders to pollute this fine city.” Kron said other current offenses he’s seen include signs from two candidates running for Superior Court Judge. Candidates who are backed by associations such as the Deputy Sheriff’s Association have no control over the placement of signs posted by the associations. Kron said that city code is explicit and detailed in its rules on signage in the city on different types of property. The city desk has an online map with the boundary lines. In general, it says you cannot place signage on city-owned property, which includes sidewalks and street median landscaping — plants, trees and flowers. There are also strict limits on signage size in context of zoning rules. You need permissions for signage on private property. “We are fortunate to have many choices of candidates running for our various local and regional offices,” Blakespear said in a statement to The Coast News on Jan. 8. “However, it is never legal to place campaign signs in our city rights-of-way, as it creates unsightly clutter and, in some cases, can impair traffic sightlines. For this reason, we outreach to the various campaigns to let them know our policies, and we have staff pull illegal signs on a regular basis.” The city said sweeps to look for and remove illegally placed signs are conducted once a week on random days. Current protocol asserts that all signs within the public right-of-way are removed and held for 30 days, during which time the city will make reasonable attempts to notify the candidate or committee of the right to reclaim. Thirty
days after the election, the city will discard or destroy any unclaimed signs. Individuals who want to report a sign can fill out a complaint form and return it to the city with the location of the signs. The city reports that in 2018, 970 unlawfully placed political signs were removed. Kron argues that the city of Encinitas has failed to consistently police and enforce the city’s own codes against illegal signage placement and proposes a number of solutions to rectify this. They include implementing steep fines and a daily sweep and cleanup of the major sign hotspots in town, which he says include Encinitas Boulevard, Leucadia Boulevard, El Camino Real, Saxony Road, Quail Gardens Road, Vulcan Avenue, and San Elijo State Beach. “I believe any enforcement policy must be consistent, fair, transparent and complete,” he said. “Repeat offenders should be subject to steep fines and barred if they cannot abide by the law.” Kron said in an email he’s officially lobbying Del Mar and Solana Beach for the same changes. This week, Blakespear met with Assistant City Manager Mark Delin to look into updating the city’s protocols and approach regarding signs. The city says it is considering more frequent sweeps of signs and evaluating additional ways for illegally placed sign locations to be reported to ensure current protocols are easy and efficient to enforce. Kron said the prevalence of illegally placed signs can give those candidates an unfair advantage over opponents who go by the book. “I’ve been screaming from the rooftops that the signs are effective at creating votes,” Kron said. “(Offenders) repeatedly break the law with impunity, a strong response is needed to counter these activities. It’s not fair for the ethical operators playing by the rules. “In a close election they might lose because they did not compete unethically.”
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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a funder of childhood cancer research grants salutes Carlsbad local Micah Bernstein. Bernstein and his family will be one of five St. Baldrick’s Ambassador families who will share their journeys of struggle and triumph, hope and despair. The bulk of Micah’s life has been spent fighting cancer after being diagnosed with neuroblastoma in March 2012 at just 15 months old. To date, Bernstein has had three surgeries, 21 cycles of chemotherapy, 36 sessions of radiation and has participated in various clinical trials. Bernstein has had no evidence of disease since August 2014 thanks to those clinical trials funded by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
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active cases against Uber and Lyft for alleged abuses committed by some drivers, said AB 218 allows for those responsible for the crimes to be held accountable. “It’s going to affect the Catholic Church probably the most,” he added. “It’s going to pinch the Catholic Church, probably more than any other entity in California.” As for school districts, though, the new law brings many concerns of witnesses counts, a lack of records, police reports, arbitrary dates or insurance coverage at the time of the alleged abuse, said Steve Salvati, executive director of the San Diego County Schools Risk Management Joint Powers Authority. The JPA provides liability insurance coverage for districts in the county holding a layer of liability coverage up to $1 million. They also work with outside carriers for more coverage,
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Palomar Health President and CEO Diane Hansen has been appointed to the California Hospital Association Board of Directors for a term ending in Dec. 2022. Hansen has served as the president and CEO of Palomar Health for the past two plus years.
Cynthia Castaneda of Vista was named to the Bradley University Fall 2019 Dean’s List. Castaneda is majoring in Nursing. Mattias Weiland, of Del Mar, was named to the Fall 2019 President’s List at Tallahassee Community College. Elisabeth Adamson of Carlsbad, named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University during the recently completed fall 2019 semester. Kennedy Olsen, Lauryn Ward, Megan Ward and Curtis Nisbet of San Marcos, Rebecca Goates, Drake Benner and Hailey Breton of Carlsbad and Ciera Corradetti of Vista and of San Marcos were named to the honor roll at Dixie State University for the Fall 2019 semester.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside has received a $25,000 grant from Rite Aid Foundation KidsCents to support their Culinary Arts program. Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside has a state-ofthe-art commercial Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen in the new Center for Innovation, that enables BGCO to serve meals onsite as well as teach cooking classes. which includes $4 million and a statewide pool of $50 million, Salvati said. Estey said it will be difficult to resurrect cases against school districts unless there is a conviction or reports discovered, especially for those incidents that happened decades ago. Others are concerned about the potential financial blowback AB 218 sets up. A number of government agencies are exempted, but not school districts, which are on edge according to Salvati. “There are going to be more lawsuits occurring for a given period of time,” he said. “There is a three-year period starting Jan. 1 and goes until 2023, and that three-year period has virtually no statute of limitations. It also allows a lawsuit to be revived that was dismissed because it was beyond the previous statute of limitations.” San Diego-based legal investigator Tonya Sabo, who has worked cases for defendants and plaintiffs
BIG GAME BOBBY: This Helen Woodward Animal Center puppy will compete in the Animal Planet event Feb. 2. Courtesy photo
HWAC star in Puppy Bowl RANCHO SANTA FE — Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVI returns Feb. 2 at noon and Helen Woodward Animal Center will have a very special puppy named Bobby in the competition on football’s biggest day. Bobby was selected as one of the potential MVPs and will be looking for San Diego’s votes on game day as he takes to the field alongside dozens of other puppies from animal shelters across the country. Helen Woodward Animal Center invites viewers to cheer on Bobby as he vies for the “Lombarky” Trophy. Poodle-blend Bobby may be familiar to fans of Helen Woodward Animal Center. His story hit the media in 2019 when he and his four littermates were found by a rescue partner without a mother and in a desperate fight for survival. Paired with a Chihuahua mother who was nursing three newborns of her own, the blended family bonded quickly. Nicknamed the ChiFloofer Bunch, they were transferred to HWAC for further care and became a social media sensation. For the last 16 years, Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl has owned the world’s cutest sporting event on television, opposite the Super Bowl. The tail-gating starts with the Puppy Bowl pregame show at 11 a.m. regarding sexual abuse, said the intent of the law was more based on bigger organizations such as the Church or Boy Scouts of America. However, she disagreed with Estey’s assessment of the difficulty, saying law firms are already using targeting advertising to find potential victims of abuse. Sabo said it could open up the door for false allegations. “There’s no going back for the everyday person,” Sabo said. “How do you go back 20, 30 or 40 years and prove this teacher didn’t touch this kid? We are now a society where we assume we can always go back and get a receipt. They just have to show this person was around someone.” California joins New York and New Jersey, which passed similar laws last year, and other states such as Maine, Delaware and Utah, which have completely abolished civil statutes of limitations in these kinds of cases.
REGION — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 14 unanimously approved Greg Cox as chairman, succeeding Dianne Jacob, during the governing body’s first meeting of 2020. This will be the fifth term as chairman for Cox, who has represented the South Bay's District 1 since 1995. Supervisor Jim Desmond was voted in as vice chairman, and his colleague Nathan Fletcher will serve as chair pro-tem. Before nominating Cox, Jacob reviewed 2019, which she called a “game changer” year in part because of new board members Desmond and Fletcher. She said the board tackled a wide range of challenges and fresh ideas, including affordable hous-
ing, behavioral health system improvements, giving residents more choice on their energy provider, adding more open space, and senior-friendly emergency rooms. Jacob is entering her final year as supervisor for District 2, after serving 28 years. “And God willing, I'll work just as hard,” she said. “I'm very excited to be part of this team.” Cox commended Jacob for her work in 2019, and said her last term as chair “will be a record no one will ever achieve again” because of term limits. “Although we've had differences of opinion, we've done some outstanding things,” Cox said. “Dianne, you’re amazing.” Tuesday also marked the board’s first meeting in the remodeled county Administration Building,
located in downtown San Diego. When the remodeling began in August, the board met at the county Operations Center in Kearny Mesa. In one of the first votes of the new session, the board unanimously approved spending $17.4 million on a 16-bed psychiatric facility for the northern coastal region. The funding will restore behavioral health beds in the form of a new facility at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside. County officials and Tri-City Medical Center reached an agreement in principal last August to reopen the psychiatric unit, which closed in October 2018 and left the region without access to emergency mental health care. — City News Service
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The Community Players Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” Jan. 17 Know something that’s going through Jan. 19, and Jan. on? Send it to calendar@ 24 through Jan. 26, at 7 coastnewsgroup.com p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at Community Lutheran Church, 3575 E. Valley DIRECTOR TALK-BACK There will be a Talk- Parkway, Escondido. Tickback with cast and director ets: $15 at clcfamily.org. Jan. 17 for the North Coast Repertory Theatre’s pro- MUSIC BY THE SEA duction of “Bloomsday,” Music By The Sea running through Feb. 2, at Concert presents piano 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, duo Hye Won Souh and SoSolana Beach. Showtimes Mang Jeagal at 7:30 p.m. are Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Jan. 17 at the Encinitas LiThursdays to Saturdays at brary, 540 Cornish Drive, 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sun- Encinitas. days at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets at (858) 481-1055 or https://northDEL MAR GALLERY CLOSING coastrep.org. The Del Mar Art Center Gallery, at 1101-AA ‘SHE KILLS MONSTERS’ The drama students Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, at San Dieguito Academy is closing its doors and High School will stage shutting down its non-prof“She Kills Monsters” at it organization after 20 7 p.m. Jan. 17 and Jan. 18 years in Del Mar. As a at the Clayton E. Liggett thank you to the Del Mar Theater, SDA campus, 800 community, it is offering Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. special art values through Tickets $8-$15 at the door. Jan. 26. January hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 8 p.m. SatNEW LUX ARTIST Meet artist Darel Car- urday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ey at a reception and artist Sunday. For questions, vistalk from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. it dmacgallery.com. 17 at the Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, CREATE WITH CAMERA Learn Photography Encinitas. Register at luxartinstitute.org /events / Fundamentals & Creative reception-artist-talk-darTURN TO ARTS CALENDAR ON 16 el-carey/.
Love stands the test of time in heartfelt ‘Bloomsday’ playing at North Coast Rep By Alexander Wehrung
SOLANA BEACH — “Bloomsday” (the play) feels light in comparison to the doorstopper novel “Ulysses” from which it can credit its birth. The Steven Dietz-penned play on stage now at North Coast Rep in Solana Beach is named for the annual celebration of James Joyce’s novel, which Robert lambasts as being too long and stuffy for its own good. As if to compensate for this, “Bloomsday” the play contents itself on being relatively light on plot, but filled with poetic, romantic whimsy. The play concerns Robert (Martin Kildare in a naturalistic performance), an American divorcee, and Cait (Jacquelyn Ritz), an Irish woman with a history of mental illness in her family, traveling back in time to speak to their younger selves in Dublin on the day they met: June 16, Bloomsday. Whether or not they really go back in time or if they are both imagining conversations with the memories of their younger counterparts is never quite clear, though in the grand scheme of things it hardly matters. Throughout the play,
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‘BLOOMSDAY’: The show at North Coast Rep stars, clockwise from back left, Martin Kildare, Jacquelyn Ritz, Rachel Weck, and Hunter Saling. Photo by Aaron Rumley
we see the older versions of these characters, Robert and Cait, grapple with what might have been, though in varying fashions. Robert is angry with Robbie, his younger and more disheveled self (Hunter Saling) for having missed his chance with Caithleen and berates him for it. If you ever wanted to see a character liter-
ally and figuratively take himself to task for chances missed, well, here’s your chance. Saling in particular really nails the exasperated confusion that comes with talking to two people who seem to know a little too much about you. What’s also interesting about the older Robert is that his regret manifests in
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‘Angel Baby,’ born in San Marcos By Harvey M. Kahn
SAN MARCOS — Rosalie “Rosie” Hamlin died three years ago but her 1961 hit song “Angel Baby” will live forever say music industry analysts. Hamlin
was 15 when she sang vocals for Rosie and the Originals. The group recorded its multi-million-dollar seller in a converted airplane hangar owned by Robert Kittinger. The site was on the defunct
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his apparent disdain for Ulysses, which he discovered thanks to Caithleen (Rachel Weck). But he can also quote any passage when prompted, interestingly. The play falls back not only on the theme of nostalgia, but that old sentiment “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” In this case, Robert has grown fond of the book that has become symbolic of his big “what if?” As for Cait, she is much more playful with Robbie and Caithleen, teasing them and offering local confections. Unlike Robert, she is not wholly rueful about what might have been, instead giving Caithleen hope that her mental illness, which causes her to perceive past, present and future at once, will not conquer her. Ritz’s performance is a well of hope and light-heartedness, and Weck balances enthusiasm with a tearful anxiety that’s always at the brim of bubbling to the surface. That’s the gist of act one, these two timelines smashing together and criss-crossing over one another. Act two dives into the hearts of a young man on an impulse
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San Marcos Valley Airfield where no evidence of it now exists. Not only is “Angel Baby” the staple for oldie show hosts like Art Laboe, it continues to live through international rebroadcasts. In addition, the song is one of the anthems for the Mexican-American community. “The song was groundbreaking because it enabled Rosie and The Originals to become the first Hispanic group to have a national hit record,” said Jeb Navarro, general manager at Palomar College radio station KKSMAM 1320. The lyrics to “Angel Baby” begin; “It’s just like heaven being here with you. You’re like an angel too good to be true. But after all I love you, I do. Angel Baby. My Angel Baby. When you are near me my heart skips a beat.” Rosie’s band members were Noah Tafolla, Carl Von Goodat, Tony Gomez, David Ponce and Alfred Barrett. Navarro says the simplicity of the song about young love will allow it to endure. “We play the Spanish and English versions,” he said. “Both are still selling today.” According to Navarro, the song connects to the beach and lowrider cultures. “It’s an unusual recording and hard to replicate,” he said. “Rosie and the Originals caught lightning in a TURN TO ‘ANGEL BABY’ ON 11
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Patio Playhouse’s ‘Fun Home’ will sing songs of Bechdel’s life By Alexander Wehrung
ESCONDIDO — When writer, cartoonist and “Dykes to Watch Out For” creator Alison Bechdel was 19, she came out to her parents as a lesbian. Not long after, Bechdel’s gay father, Bruce, stepped into the path of a delivery truck and died. The tragedy of her childhood and coming to terms with both her sexuality as well as her father’s apparent suicide is the underpinning of “Fun Home,” Patio Playhouse’s upcoming 2020 production. “Fun Home” is a Broadway musical based on Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir
“Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic,” adapted by Lisa Krone and Jeanine Tesori. Patio Playhouse’s Artistic Manager Matt Fitzgerald serves as the play’s director. Initially drawn to the production by Tesori’s score, which he calls “fantastic,” he also found himself relating on some level to some of the characters. “It’s easy as a father to see … as unkind as it might sound, to see a little bit of Bruce in myself, and have that egg me on become a better father, a better person,” he said, though he feels that he does not go to the same extremes.
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bottle.” However, the realities of adulthood soon faced the teenagers from National City Sweetwater and Mission Bay High Schools when it came to seeking royalties. Before her death at 71, Rosie Hamlin said she and the band became victims of well-documented corruption in the music industry. According to federal registry copyright reports, it took Hamlin and her mother (Juana) 27 years to secure her monetary rights. By then, “Angel Baby” was released worldwide by at least eight different companies, making an accurate audit impossible. Conservatively, Hamlin lost about $6 million. Sidetracked by the court battles and later by advanced fibromyalgia, Hamlin could never record another hit. “Angel Baby” was officially honored in 1995 as a “one-hit wonder”
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vacation and a young woman eager to share her enthusiasm for “Ulysses,” and the doomed romance between them. The dialogue and interaction(s) between the couples from both past and present are poetic, genuine and heartfelt. The play is no tragedy, nor is it (too) somber, but if you find yourself the romantic type, it’s sure to leave some sort of wistful ache in your heart that yearns for a second chance. Bloomsday runs until Feb. 2, and will play Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and Sunday nights at 7 p.m. A special talkback show will take place on Friday, Jan. 17, as well as a Jan. 29 matinee at 2 p.m. for $52. Standard ticket prices are as follows: weeknights, as well as Wednesday and Saturday matinees are $52; Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees are $57; Sunday nights are $49. Seniors, students, members of the military and educators receive a $3 discount. Tickets at northcoastrep.org.
ROSIE: Rosalie Hamlin, seen in an undated photo, was a teen when Rosie and the Originals recorded their 1961 hit “Angel Baby” at a defunct San Marcos airfield. Photo via RosieandtheOriginals.com
by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At its peak, “Angel Baby” rocketed up to No. 5 on Billboard’s hit music chart early in 1961, surpassing Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, Connie Francis and Marty Robbins. “Angel
“Not to normalize (Alison’s) story, but the feeling of being an outsider, in high school or in college is, I think, relatable to most people. And that’s Middle Alison’s story … the awkwardness of discovering who you are and relating that to your life.” Bechdel is depicted in three stages of her life by three separate actresses: the child Small Alison (Emma Delaware), the college student Middle Alison (Caitlin Groome) and middle-aged cartoonist Alison (Dani Leandra). Fitzgerald hailed the actresses’ skills and their effort to inform
each other about the character. He said he believes that whatever differences are visible in their respective performances will reflect on the growth of Alison as a person. To reflect the source material’s graphic novel origins, some of the props used in the play will be images drawn by some of the cast, as well as (possibly) pieces of some of Bechdel’s artwork. “We’re trying to match her style as best as possible with all of our props and stuff,” Fitzgerald said. The production will serve as Patio’s second musical in a row after “Miracles
of the Season,” but two key things will set it apart from that production. First, instead of playing pre-recorded tracks, there will be a seven-piece orchestra in the black box theater. Second, there will be “alley seating,” meaning there will be bleachers set up across from the ordinary seats. Thus, managing the sound became the biggest design challenge of the play. Fitzgerald says that even if audience members don’t relate to Bechdel herself, they can still find meaning and enjoyment in a story about family. “I think there’s a lot
of people who have found a home in this show,” he said. “A relatability, particularly those in the LGBT community, specifically young lesbian or bisexual women have found a protagonist in the show they can relate to specifically, rather than generally.” “But really, it’s a difficult but fantastic story with a beautiful score.” The show will play at Patio Playhouse’s black box theater on Kalmia Street in Escondido from Jan. 17 to Feb. 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $44.
Baby” sold an estimated 900,000 copies of the 45 RPM vinyl disc in 1961, just missing the 1 million mark to qualify for Platinum Record status. However, it was more than enough at the time to qualify for a Gold Record. Joey Tafolla, son of Hamlin and Noah Tafolla, is sure his parents’ song eventually reached Platinum. At 14, Joey Tafolla was old enough to go on tour with his mom to see what the magic of making good music was all about. He recalled seeing oldie revues that included Chuck Berry, the Coasters, the Drifters and Shirelles. Tafolla was not old enough in 1964 to see his mother open for the Rolling Stones at age 18 in San Diego on their first U.S. tour. “My mom wanted me to play on tour with her. I didn’t. It’s a regret,” said Tafolla, who has been a guitarist for heavy metal rock bands such as Quiet Riot. “The inspiration from my
parents remains in me,” added Tafolla, whose father died three months ago. Tafolla gives thanks to the Hispanic community for helping keep his mother’s memory alive. He was honored by John Lennon who often said, “Angel Baby” was honest, real, and meant something. Lennon was one of many who recorded a version of “Angel Baby.” Disc jockey Larry Kratka has an oldie show on Palomar College Radio KKSM and says “Angel Baby” remains popular because it’s simple and from the heart. “It’s not over produced like Jimi Hendrix or Bachman/ Turner.” Kratka’s show, ti-
tled nothingbutold45s can be heard Thursdays and Saturdays on KKSM. His coastto-coast syndication reaches 43 stations and nine countries. Kratka plans to give “Angel Baby” even more expanded air play. The magic of Angel Baby was more remarkable according to friends, who claimed Hamlin was very ill the day of recording. Another problem arose when Barrett, the saxophone player failed to show up, forcing drummer Tony Gomez to play the saxophone for the first time in his life. The imperfections of sound were obvious to the trained ear, something that John Len-
non found intriguing. Hamlin often said she was surprised that “Angel Baby” became a hit. Likewise for Tom Wilson, then a student at Escondido High School in 1960, who worked in Robert Kittinger’s simple San Marcos recording studio. He recalled the group recording the music and then having it pressed onto vinyl in the studios on site electro-plating shop. “I was astonished that ‘Angel Baby’ rose to the top of the charts,” he said. “Wilson had to be even more shocked when he first heard Rosie and the Originals were performing at Madison Square Garden.
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History of aerial photography on display at museum hit the road e’louise ondash
ictures from airplanes, drones and satellites are pretty commonplace today, but how would you have taken an aerial photo more than a century ago? Tie a string of kites together, attach a camera and send them aloft, of course. That’s what photographer George R. Lawrence did to capture the city of San Francisco just a few days after the 1906 earthquake. He continued to take photos of the city for at least two years and you can see three of his original prints at the Forest Lawn Museum (https://forestlawn.com/ exhibits-and-events/museum/) in Glendale. They and 145 other aerial photos taken through the years and from various altitudes are all a part of “The Elevated Eye: Aerial Photography Past and Present,” a free exhibit (https://forestlawn. com /exhibits /the-elevated- eye -aer ia l-photog raphy-past-and-present/) that runs through March 8. If the Forest Lawn Museum sounds less-than-familiar, certainly Forest Lawn Memorial-Park does not. The memorial park (do not call it a cemetery, please) has become a cultural icon among — um _ cemeteries, and the museum sits atop a hill within. The 300 idyllically, well-manicured acres are the final resting place of many Hollywood A-listers and entertainment elites. Permanent residents among the 250,000 include Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Walt Disney, Humphrey Bogart, Sam Cooke, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher — well, the list goes on. Surrounded by such glitterati, it’s easy to see how the museum might be overlooked, but it is a gem and worth the stop. Museum director James Fishburne, who curated “Elevated Eye,” takes us through the chambers to see aerial photos taken by everything from a “Captive Airship kite-and-wire system” to satellites in outer space. One pair of images, taken from a satellite in 2019, shows the dramatic contrast of Chicago’s lakefront in summer and winter. The latter gives us a bird’s eye view of the ice that extends three miles into Lake Michigan and definitely an appreciation for our moderate Mediterranean climate. Another set of color photos called Linear City — three lines of images that run for 45 feet, 30 feet and 22 feet along one museum wall — follows three major Los Angeles arteries from the air: Wilshire Boulevard, the Los Angeles River and the Alameda Supply Corridor, also known as “The
AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE: This amazingly detailed photo was taken by George R. Lawrence 12 days after the April 18, 1906, earthquake and fire that destroyed much of San Francisco. This photo shows the western areas of the city that were spared. Lawrence took this photo from 1,500 feet with a “Captive Airship kite-and-wire system,” and sold more than 100 prints for $125 each, a considerable sum in the early 20th century. This is one of nearly 150 images at the “Elevated Eye” exhibit at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale. Courtesy photo
Trench.” Photographer Lane Barden’s work allows viewers “to traverse the metropolis and explore spaces that shape the daily lives of residents.” Linear City also proves that, even for longtime California residents, there is much to discover about our otherwise familiar environments. The idea for the exhibit was born of a discovery during Fishburne’s first week on the job in September 2018. “I found the photos (original prints, not negatives) in the museum archives,” he explains. “There were so many stunning images that I immediately knew they could make up the core of an exhibition. I knew they could help tell the history of Forest Lawn, the history of Los Angeles, and the history of aerial photography.” Additional photos were obtained from other museums and through online re-
search. “Some photos are loaned from the Getty Research Institute, where I worked from 2015 to 2018, and the three panoramic ‘kite’ photos of San Francisco are from the Huntington Library’s collection. I was a guest curator for three exhibitions at the Huntington, so I’m very familiar with their incredible collections.” Curating an exhibition such as the “Elevated Eye” takes more than just hanging photos on the wall. Besides a well-versed background in the history of the topic, it’s necessary to have “a vision for how you want to tell the story through images and wall text,” Fishburne says. It also takes persistence — lots of phone calls, emails and follow-ups, loan agreements and oneon-ones with artists. “I want to ensure artists that I’m not simply using their work as deco-
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PASO ROBLES: The hidden wine country treasure in Central California is hidden no more after the New York Times awarded it the No. 6 place to go in 2020 on the strength of its Sensorio light show. Courtesy photo
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just made an appointment with my optometrist so I can be part of the “eyes have it” movement in this 20/20 year of the vision. I’m already seeing it in the new projects connected to wine and food being readied for greatness. In cavernous New York City, a curious but fascinating story was recently put to bed and published in the New York Times: 52 places to go in 2020. The only place in California given the honor of this list at No. 6, was Paso Robles in Central California, a rapidly rising wine country district with a hip city built around its more than 300 wineries and vineyards. What put it in this enviable position was a masterful “field of light” created by artist Bruce Munro, with 60,000 illuminated glass orbs rolling through 15 acres of prime vineyard land east of Highway 101. There is also a rising wine hero, Daniel DAOU, who with his creative brother Georges, is ringing the Paso bell on DAOU Mountain with stunningly different wines dedicated to family members. They also recently made a fearless purchase of an ocean view scenic property at Highway one in Cambria, 20 minutes from DAOU Mountain. It will restore a legendary restaurant, display a garden paradise and present a welcoming tasting room. The project will be called DAOU Ocean. New wines that may become favorites Just released, these three wines are unique, fascinating reminders that the wine industry continues to offer adventures in taste. The aforementioned DAOU, in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, has an Estate Chardonnay of great tradition and worldclass elegance. The 2,200foot elevation of DAOU Mountain with its steep slopes provide a first class drinking experience. Visit DAOUVINEYARDS.COM. Randy Lewis was a professional race car driv-
taste of wine frank mangio er for 23 years. He raced Formula 5 “Indy” cars from 1983 to 1991. Randy’s second love is wine, big red wine from Coombsville Napa Valley, where he landed in the Top Ten in our annual tasting competition with his current Cabernet. His newest creation is Race Car Red, a 2017 Cab that is balanced, responsive and ready to run at a nice price. Lewiscellars.com. I was disappointed the first time I tasted the first wines for the American market made by celebrity Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli and his brother Alberto in Tuscany. It was little more than cooking wine. Their current effort deserves the applause it’s getting. It’s a 2015 Tenor Red, with equal parts Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese in a handsome gold and red label. It costs about the same as the first flunky wine, but with so much more Italian flavor. Bravo Andrea! Bocellifamilywines.com. Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival is Saturday Mark the Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival on Jan. 18 as a premier fest on the international calendar. This inaugural collective of the most desirable Pinots is the brainchild of producer Dave Fraschetti, who has made a name for himself in San Diego with his Vin Diego events. Taste and discover new wines and current standards from Oregon and California. The Grand Ballroom of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Rancho Mirage is the home for this “Passion 4 Pinot” celebration. Some of the best chefs in the desert from highly acclaimed restaurants and country clubs will be preparing delicious bites to TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 22
he Karl Strauss Brewing Company location in Carlsbad (5801 Armada Drive) has a large and beautiful tasting room, an on-site brewery and an excellent kitchen. With large patios front and back, this location made my “best patios” list last year. On this occasion, I visited for lunch. Karl Strauss Brewing Company is San Diego’s oldest continuously operating brewing company. They first opened in 1989, at a now-legendary brewpub in downtown San Diego, at the very beginning of the craft beer boom. The Carlsbad location — or should that be Karlsbad? — opened in 1999. Karl Strauss quickly became leaders in the industry, both because of their excellent, innovative beer, and because of their attitude toward helping others succeed. In fact, some of their early employees later went on to open other iconic San Diego craft beer companies — including North County favorite, Pizza Port Brewing Co. So you could say Karl Strauss helped create the now-famous collaborative spirit among San Diego brewers. It is a tradition they continue to foster today with their annual Collabapalooza beer festival, held in North Park in October, for which they gather several dozen breweries who work in pairs to make oneoff collaboration beers. It is an opportunity for brewers to create and cement friendships and to reinforce the collective support in the local industry. And it is consistently rated San Diego’s best beer festival — which is really something around here, given how many popular festivals there are. The Carlsbad location is one of 11 in the Karl Strauss family, including six in San Diego County. Except for the tasting room at the Bay Ho production brewery (they claim it is in Pacific Beach, but it is on the wrong side of the 5 for that), all the Karl Strauss locations are brewpubs, where food is available and beer is brewed on site. The Carlsbad location is in a relatively quiet area, next to the flower fields and sharing a parking lot with the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort. The bright and airy restaurant has windows on three sides, including a wall of roll-up doors that are open to the back patio whenever the weather is warm enough. Among the 18 beers on draught, you’ll find perennial favorites such as Red Trolley Ale, Aurora Hoppyalis
A GOOD SIGN: The craft beer ethos is alive and well at Karl Strauss Brewing in Carlsbad. Photo by Bill Vanderburgh
and Wreck Alley Stout, new core beers like Boat Shoes Hazy IPA, and a selection of small-batch/special release beers. There is also a beer fridge with cans and bottles to go, and if there’s a beer on tap that isn’t available in the fridge, you can take it home in a growler or a crowler. The day I visited, one of the specialty small-batch beers was Eye of the Storm, an English Mild. It is a very unusual style to find in San Diego but one I was excited to see on the menu since Mild is one of my favorite
styles of all time. This example was excellent: reddish in color with a persistent, pillowy beige head, biscuity and a little sweet, with a medium mouthfeel a slightly bitter, crisp finish. My only slight complaint is that the keg fridge is kept at a colder temperature than I prefer for this kind of beer. For a long time, Karl Strauss didn’t participate in beer competitions, but as soon as they started doing so in 2009, they starting cleaning up. According to the company website, since
2009 they have won over 110 medals in various competitions. Perhaps most significant among those was their 2016 Great American Beer Festival win of the Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year award. They haven’t rested on their laurels, but instead continue their tradition of excellence and innovation. This location makes a great stop for lunch or after work. It is nice enough for a business meeting or a date, and it is relaxed enough for just hanging out.
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Joseph Miller, 20; and Joseph Troyer, 19, each paid a $700 fine and $150 in court costs. They have yet to face People With Issues the bishop. [Midland Daily Police in Wichita Falls, News, 1/8/2020] Texas, say they responded to a report on Jan. 5 Next, on ‘Dateline’ that Christopher Ragsdale Colleagues of 35-yearchoked and headbutted old paramedic Joshua Lee his unnamed girlfriend af- Hunsucker told investiter she complained about gators in Mount Holly, his odorous gas. “She told North Carolina, they were Christopher that his fart surprised at how quickly smelled horrible and he got he had another girlfriend mad and grabbed her by following the death of his the hair and pulled her to wife in September 2018. the ground,” the Associated And when Stacy Robinson Press quoted the arrest af- Hunsucker’s mother shared fidavit. The altercation took her suspicions, pointing to place at a friend’s house, the $200,000 in life insurand that friend called po- ance Joshua had collected, lice. Ragsdale was held on agents of the North Caroli$10,000. [Associated Press, na Department of Insurance 1/8/2020] began an investigation that led to Joshua Hunsucker’s Questionable Judgment arrest on Dec. 19, charged Four Amish men plead- with first-degree murder ed guilty in Gladwin Coun- for poisoning his wife with ty (Michigan) District Visine, according to proseCourt on Jan. 8 to charges cutors. Stacy Hunsucker, 32 stemming from an earli- at her death, had suffered er incident in Beaverton from heart problems, the Township. According to Gaston Gazette reported, the Midland Daily News, and a test of her blood redeputies from the Gladwin vealed tetrahydrozoline, a County Sheriff’s office re- chemical found in eye drops sponded on Dec. 29 to a call and nasal sprays, at levels from a concerned motorist 30 to 40 times the recomwho observed the four men mended dose, an amount tossing empty beer cans insurance fraud attorney from the horse and buggy Jordan Green told the court they were riding in. When would have had “a dramatic deputies pulled them over, effect on her heart, which they gave bogus ages and would cause heart stoppage would not confirm their in a short amount of time.” names, authorities said, The Gazette also noted the yet the men appeared to be wide news coverage given inebriated, and a search of two weeks before Stacy’s the buggy turned up emp- death to a woman arrested ty alcohol containers along in York, South Carolina, with unopened ones. Levei for putting eye drops in Mast, 20; Andrew Zook, 19; her husband’s water, caus-
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Controls in a class is for beginning and intermediate camera enthusiasts at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. SDBG members: $65, non-members $78. Register at sdbgarden.org/classes. htm. GUEST AUTHOR
North County author Gideon Marcus will speak on his book “RediscoveryScience Fiction by Women” at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at Artifact Books, 603 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. The event is free and open to the public.
JAN. 19 FIDDLE JAM
Calif. State Old Time Fiddlers Association, San Diego will host the North County 3rd-Sunday Fiddle Tune Jam with a Tune Workshop from 11:30 a.m. to noon and a jam noon to 2 p.m. Jan.19. Bring fiddles, guitars, banjos, cellos, upright basses and mandolins to 707 S. Sierra Ave, # 23, Solana Beach. Call Linda at (858) 481-6836 for gate code.
Join the Orchid Kokedama Workshop from10 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Kokedama is a traditional Japanese Living Art form where moss
ing a seizure and cardiac arrest. A Gaston County grand jury on Jan. 6 additionally indicted Hunsucker on charges of insurance fraud. [Gaston Gazette, 12/20/2020, 1/8/2020] Precocious The father of a 3-yearold girl in Guilin, China, is paying the price for his toddler’s creative expression. On Nov. 24, the man, identified only as Mr. Zhao, his wife and daughter visited an Audi dealership, Oddity Central reported. As the adults looked around, the bored girl scratched “artwork” into 10 automobiles, including one valued at more than $140,000. The dealership sued the father for $28,400 over the damage caused. Eventually, Mr. Zhao and the dealership settled on a payment of $10,000. [Oddity Central, 12/12/2019] Act of Desperation After Dona Maria Schiave failed her driver’s license test three times in the Novo Mutum Parana district of Brazil, her son, Heitor Marcio Schiave, 43, decided to take matters into his own hands. On Dec. 10, he donned a stuffed bra, long skirt and makeup and showed up at the State Department of Traffic, claiming to be his mother, ready to take the test again. Aline Mendoca, the examiner, became suspicious and summoned the military police. “I thought she was drunk at first,” she told globo. com. “When I realized that the student was actually a
is used as a container for a exhibition will run through plant. SDBG Members: $20, March 30. non-members $24, plus a $38 student materials fee paid directly to instructor. Register at sdbgarden.org/ PETER PUPPING BAND classes.htm. We d n e s d a y s @ N o o n presents local musician and guitar master Peter Pupping and the Peter Pupping Band CALLING ALL ARTISTS noon to 12:45 p.m. Jan. 22 at Apply now for the the Encinitas Library, 540 22nd annual Art The Vil- Cornish Drive, Encinitas. lage that will kick off on Hear music from their new June 28. Artists can apply release “Jazz Bend,” Peter directly online at zapplica- Pupping on guitar, Mark tion.org. With more than Hunter on electric bass, 110 fine artists displaying Kevin Koch on drums and their artistry, live musical Allan Phillips on piano. Visperformances on the city of it peterpuppingband.com or Carlsbad stage, a craft beer call (760) 633-2746. and wine tasting room, live art demonstrations, and the Family Open Studios providing artmaking oppor- ITALIAN FILM FEST tunities for children of all San Diego Italian Film ages. For more information, Festival presents “A casa e-mail info@carlsbad-vil- tutti bene” (“There’s No lage.com. Place Like Home”) at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. In Italian NEW EXHIBIT with English subtitles. TickArtist Lorraine Nichols ets at the door $12 general exhibits “Etched in Nature” admission a mixed media display, on view through Feb. 23 Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encini- CONCERTS IN RSF tas. Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe presents NEW LOOK AT ITALY singer/songwriter Shaun Michael Seewald, of Johnson and The Big Band Seewald Art Galleries in Experience at 7 p.m. Jan. the Del Mar Plaza, has re- 24 in The Fellowship Hall leased his 67th world-wide at the Village , 6225 Paseo travel series “Sardinia, Ita- Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. ly” at the gallery open dai- Individual tickets are $75 ly 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 1555 for adults and $15 for youth Camino Del Mar, Ste. 314, ages 13 to 18. Tickets and inDel Mar Plaza, Del Mar. The formation at ccrsf.org.
man, I decided to proceed normally” and wait for officers. “I think he pitied his mother for failing three times.” Schiave was arrested for fraudulent misrepresentation and released; he may face a fine. [globo.com, 12/11/2019] The Way the World Works Kari and Dustin Drees bought their first home In Atlanta’s Buckhead district in December and shortly thereafter left on vacation to visit family. While they were gone, an alarm went off, and friends reported nothing was amiss, but when the Dreeses returned home, they discovered an uninvited visitor had moved in: a squirrel. The animal had apparently fallen down the chimney and become trapped inside, where it did a lot of damage — defecating, scratching floors, chewing baseboards and building a nest in the couch. No worries, the couple thought: “This is why you have homeowner’s insurance,” Kari told the Associated Press. Not so fast: The couple’s insurance “explicitly stated” it doesn’t cover damage done by rodents, and a squirrel is a rodent. Small comfort: The company did offer to provide housing for the couple for up to two weeks. [Associated Press, 1/7/2020] You Can’t Make This Up Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, of Columbus, Mississippi, were arrested on Jan. 6 after they allegedly hatched a cockamamie scheme to “win” ‘MURDER FOR TWO’
New Village Arts presents “Murder For Two,” the musical comedy whodunnit for two performers and one piano. Feb. 1 through March 1 at 2787 State St., Carlsbad. Pay-What-YouCan previews will be held from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31. Visit newvillagearts.org for dates and showtimes. Tickets: $25 - $47 at newvillagearts.org, or via phone at (760) 433-3245.
San Diego North Coast Singers offer “Winter Concert: Poems, Prayers and Promises” at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena. Tickets $15 at the door.
RANDOM MASH-UP ART
Join the “Amazing Mashups: People” workshop series with Lisa Bebi at 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25, with a crazy, creative, some might even say random, approach to collage. All materials and tools will also be provided. Cost is $50 for non-members. $10 materials fee. Register by calling (760) 480-4101 or visit http://escondidoarts. org.
Learn the art of making a 12-inch Open Heart Succulent Wreath with special clippings from the botanic garden from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the San
JAN. 17, 2020 the lottery, WLBT reported. The two arrived at the Mississippi Lottery Corp. in Flowood and presented a losing $100,000 ticket upon which they had glued the winning numbers, according to authorities. Flowood police arrested the pair, who were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and uttering a counterfeit instrument over $1,000. They were held without bond. [WLBT, 1/6/2020] Entrepreneurial Spirit Mike Parrish of Woodfin, North Carolina, is making fantasy a reality with a “Lord of the Rings” hobbit home he’s building to offer on Airbnb. “I’m not just a casual fan. I’m a huge fan,” Parrish said as he guided WLOS through the 800-square-foot “Unexpected Journey,” built 90% underground with one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen and round doorways crafted by local woodworker John Fenwick. “What we want is to just have an area where people can come and bring their kids and just leave with an unforgettable experience,” Parrish said. The home should be ready to rent in February or March; Parrish and his wife have not set a per-night rate yet. [WLOS, 12/27/2019] Bright Idea Firefighters in Las Vegas discovered what they say is an illegal, homemade gas station in a backyard on Jan. 7. The setup comprised two yellow tanks in the corner of a walled yard and a Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. SDBG members: $75, non-members $90. Fee includes all materials. Register at sdbgarden.org/classes.htm. AWAKEN THE POET
Awaken the Poet Within from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Experience the practical magic of writing a poem in this weekly writing group.
Artist Su Lund, will exhibit “Future Dreaming” mixed media, on view through Feb. 24 at the Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive. Su Lund is a visual artist and bookmaker.
JAN. 27 AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held for “The Glass Menagerie” from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 with callbacks the same night, 8 to 10 p.m. at Vista’s Broadway Theater, 340 E. Broadway, Vista. No appointments will be taken. Show up anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. and audition. Then keep the 8 to 10 p.m. slot open for callbacks. If you live more than 25 miles from the Broadway Theater you may submit a resume and headshot in advance. E-mail to broadwayvista@ gmail.com.
gas pump nozzle on the end of a hose long enough to reach from the backyard to the curb out front, the Associated Press reported, for “possible curbside fillups.” “This is not only illegal in the city,” Las Vegas Fire and Rescue wrote on social media, “it is a hazard to neighbors (and) first responders who may respond there for an emergency, like a fire.” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating and believe it is part of a scheme to purchase gasoline with stolen credit cards and stash the fuel in storage containers at private homes. [Associated Press, 1/9/2020] Wait, What? Finally. Lizard owners who want to dress like their reptilian pets have a source for trendy looks: Fashion Brand Company of Los Angeles has been making clothes for lizards for a while, but now you can MATCH your bearded dragon. The current collection, according to OK Whatever, includes velvet jumpsuits and Western fringe jackets that come with a tiny white cowboy hat. The clothes are handmade and go for up to $125 — and that doesn’t include whatever you order for yourself. Founder Penelope Gazin says the ideas “come to me in my dreams,” adding that lizards need clothes because “their bodies are disgusting and should be covered up.” (Gazin doesn’t own a lizard herself; “I dislike lizards,” she admits.) [OK Whatever, 1/8/2020]
VOLUNTEER FOR ART WORLD
The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery community art space is always looking for volunteers who can help us with installations of exhibits, artists receptions and fundraising events like the Panache Art Auction in March and the Recycled Materials Runway event in June. How about grant writing, marketing, graphic design, mailings, street teams, general maintenance, use of tour buses, vans or moving trucks, audio & visual techs, photographers, social media content harvesters, web designers, IT tech, art instructors, set designers, DJs, musicians, models, make-up artists, poets and puppet masters. If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We d n e s d a y s @ N o o n presents the Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival at noon Jan. 29 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. They will perform Villa-Lobos’ Cello Sonata no. 2 and Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata.
ART ON DISPLAY
The Encinitas Library Gallery presents artist Grace Chow with “Journeys of Imagination,” mixed media, through Feb. 24 at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas.
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Age-Reversal Therapies in Carlsbad and Encinitas There are scientifically proven age-reversal therapies that exist that are safe and are legally available today. These therapies, such as IV therapies with vitamins and NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), and other treatments; such as physician-prescribed medications which can remove old or abnormal elements from your body, add or enhance youthful elements naturally, and increase the length and quality of your life. The goal is to provide the body with all the nutrients it needs, for its metabolic functions, from uncontaminated and nutrient-rich sources. First the doctor should discover what your genetic fingerprint is; to design individualized nutritional therapies personalized for your individual needs. Then, see which contaminants, heavy metals, poisons, allergens, parasites and genetic components pertain specifically to you. When you first detoxify your body, create a healthy mi-
crobiome (good bacteria and no yeast in your gut), then you can add these advanced therapies that: A) Remove aged senescent or abnormal cells and elements from your body and mTor inhibition B) Provide cellular energy, detoxification, anti-inflammatory and immune competence with proven therapies. C) NAD+ Infusion therapies which repair DNA, enhance connectivity of your brain and add natural energy to your cells D) Support youth with enhancement of young stem cell production and maintenance, cell messaging and integration My advice is to first get tested to discover your current (pre-treatment) status. Testing can be done to see your inflammatory markers, toxins and parasites you might have in your body, your genetic metabolic fingerprint, your immunocompetence, hormonal function, brain and cognition status, and any abnormalities particular to you. There are in-
DR. MILGRAM has always been a pioneer in this field. Founding Anti-Aging San Diego in 1984, he was the owner of the early detection clinic called The LifeScore Clinic and co-founder of the Society for Integrative Age Management Medicine. Courtesy photo
expensive ways to achieve this, with the alliances AgeReversalMD.com and NADMD have established, to certain studies, organizations such as the Gerontological Research Group, Life Extension, the Coalition for Radical Life Extension, the Society for the Rescue of Our Elders, and others. Then, as you undergo treatments, you can re-test specif-
ic indicated tests to see and quantify improvements in yourself; objectively. Many of these tests are covered by your health insurance or through alliances we have with certain laboratories. There are other therapeutic recommendations that may be indicated such as Dasatinib and Quercitin, Rapamycin, growth hormone releasing factors, pep-
tides, plasma, stem cell and exosome therapies. Some of these therapies are not yet approved by the FDA, or may be even illegal in the USA; unless the doctor is registered in a clinical study or an approved investigational review board. At NADMD and AgeReversalMD.com, we are always attempting to participate in these types of clinical studies and make these advanced therapies safe and available to our patients. Be careful to not go to providers who are not, as the therapies may actually be unsafe, unproven, contaminated or dangerous. We are in a very exciting period in medical development. With advances in genetic testing and therapies, development of artificial intelligence and discovery of how the body works at the cellular, sub-cellular, hormonal, genetic, and system levels and signaling pathways between cells. With the incorporation of new therapeutic modalities and our ability to design and individualize novel nu-
tritional and scientifically enhanced treatments, we are achieving health and longevity never before seen in medicine. You can view these therapies on our website, or on the Rescue Elders or Radical Coalition for Life Extension, of which Dr. Phillip Milgram is listed as a provider where these therapies are available. Dr. Milgram has always been a pioneer in this field. Founding ‘Anti-Aging San Diego” in 1984, he was the owner of the early detection clinic called “The LifeScore Clinic,” co-founder of the “Society for Integrative Age Management Medicine” and has been practicing Preventive Medicine and Public Health, bio-identical hormone replacement therapies and advanced nutritional therapies in San Diego since 1980. Having co-founded The NAD Treatment Center, he no longer works there and now has offices in Carlsbad and Encinitas as NAD MD Inc. Call for an appointment at (760) 736-4444, or visit us at www.AgeReversalMD. com.
CBDs, THC & other initials: A physician’s approach to medicinal cannabis This is part 3 in a series of three. After consideration of what strain(s) to try, the next question is one of dosing and how to administer each dose. If someone is not a regular user of cannabis (or has never tried it), the mantra is “start low and go slow.” One can always take an additional dose if the desired effect is not achieved, but one cannot go backwards. If too much is ingested, this will produce unfavorable, not to mention unpleasant and/or dangerous, results. For one trying cannabis for the first time, the initial dose should never exceed 5 mg. of THC. This is not likely to produce a high, but it can provide some pain relief and relaxation. It is much easier, for obvious reasons, to quantify a dosage when cannabis is ingested in edible form as opposed to through smoking, as the manufacturer can control exactly the amount of active ingredients. Inhalation of cannabis,
on the other hand, has variables that do not exist in edible compounds. For example, some people inhale stronger and larger amounts, some can hold their breath longer, etc. These can affect the absorption of THC into the body. It takes about seven seconds for inhaled THC to reach the brain, which is the same as with tobacco cigarettes), so its efficacy should be demonstrated within a few minutes. If a patient feels as though he or she has not achieved the desired effect, they can then take another “hit” and re-evaluate a few minutes later, repeating as needed. Edibles, however, do take longer to achieve their desired effects because they must be absorbed by the gastrointestinal system and processed through the liver. Hence, one must wait 1-2 hours in order to fully evaluate the results. The good news is that the effects of edibles often last longer. “Edibles” may be sold in many forms: “gummies,”
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the Italian Cultural Center of San Diego at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Students will be able to choose among eight courses from beginning to advanced levels. Register at https:// icc-sd.org/.
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cookies, brownies, etc. For patients with chronic disorders ranging from anxiety to pain, low dose edibles (e.g. containing 3-5 mg THC) taken once or twice a day can do the trick for them. Patients with sleep issues might take a little bit stronger dose about two hours prior to bedtime. Tolerance can develop for some, requiring increase in dosage, but many do fine
on low doses. [Note: Legitimate cannabis dispensaries sell products that are labeled with its THC content so that patients can gauge the proper amount to consume for their particular conditions.] Clearly, a patient needs to consult with a physician to determine if medical cannabis is a viable option in his or her particular situation. Certainly there are persons
who may not be comfortable with this form of treatment, or who have sensitivities and/ or allergies to any of the ingredients. Others who have a personal or family history of addiction may likewise not be good candidates for medical cannabis. It is also worth noting that persons below the age of 25 should avoid any kind of prolonged exposure to cannabis as it can affect brain development. Also, many kids (as well as some adults) figure that “if a little is good, then more is a lot better.” It is possible to ingest too much cannabis and develop conditions such as hyperemesis (a vomiting condition). Growing males who ingest chronically can develop gynecomastia (excessive breast tissue). Be aware, also, that patients with schizophrenia can have psychotic reactions. Finally, cannabis can interact with opiates and benzodiazepines, leading to overdose, so care must be taken to examine the dosages
being employed for each. The above list, of course, is not intended to be inclusive, but points to the fact that cannabis used for medicinal purposes should not be taken without first obtaining medical clearance. Fortunately, most patients who take low dose cannabis for legitimate medicinal purposes rarely experience any significant problems, unlike their recreational counterparts who are dosing at much higher levels. If you have further questions about whether or not you may benefit from medicinal cannabis, you should seek out a physician who is knowledgeable in this area to discuss whether or not this may be a viable treatment option.
org. There are classes from beginning to advanced in grammar and conversation, as well as introductory classes for travelers and intermediate classes on the regions and traditions of Italy.
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Purchase or lease any new (previously untitled) Subaru and receive a complimentary factory scheduled maintenance plan for 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first.) See Subaru Added Security Maintenance Plan for intervals, coverages and limitations. Customer must take delivery before 12-31-2020 and reside within the promotional area. At participating dealers only. See dealer for program details and eligibility. Car Country Drive
760-438-2200 5500 Paseo Del Norte
** EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. Subaru Tribeca, Forester, Impreza & Outback are registered trademarks. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, $80 dealer document processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Expires 1/19 /2020.
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2019 Volkswagen Jetta S
66Years/72,000 Years/72,000Miles Miles Transferable Transferable Bumper-to-Bumper Bumper-to-Bumper Limited LimitedWarranty Warranty
per month lease +tax 39 Months
$999 Due at Signing ar Country Drive
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JEEP • CHRYSLER • MITSUBISHI
Example Vin: 3VWC57BU2KM274966 Stock: VK1740 *Closed end lease financing available through March 2, 2020 for a new, unused 2019 Jetta 1.4 S with automatic transmission, on approved credit to highly qualified customers by Volkswagen Credit. Monthly lease payment based on MSRP of $21,160 and destination charges less a suggested dealer contribution resulting in a capitalized cost of $17,604. Excludes tax, title, license, options, and dealer fees. Amount due at signing includes first month’s payment, customer down payment of $999, and acquisition fee of $675. Monthly payments total $8,424. Your payment will vary based on final negotiated price. At lease end, lessee responsible for disposition fee of $395, $0.20/mile over 24,375 miles and excessive wear and use. See your Bob Baker Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW.
5500 Paseo Del Norte Car Country Carlsbad
* 6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 and newer VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf. See owner’s literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, $80 dealer document processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Expires 1-19-2020.