Rancho Santa Fe News, July 19, 2019

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Math program adopted School district agrees to curriculum change By Christina Macone-Greene

DYN-O-MITE and Daisy during the Laughing Pony Rescue’s “big fat donkey wedding.” The pair is said to have fallen in love after being released from quarantine at the ranch. Photo courtesy of Laughing Pony Rescue

Wedding bells ring in new leases on life at rescue ranch By Lexy Brodt

RANCHO SANTA FE — At first glance, the horses, ponies and donkeys at Laughing Pony Rescue’s ranch look as pleased as can be — lounging in the sun, eating from a hanging bunch of hay or chasing each other around a pen. Two of the rescue ranch’s donkeys, Daisy and Dyn-O-mite, even took part in an equine wedding ceremony — with many

volunteers and supporters watching on as the pair walked down the aisle to Etta James’ “At Last.” But Daisy and Dyn-Omite, as well as the other dozen or so animals at the ranch, have all come from difficult, abusive and often shocking circumstances. The Rancho Santa Fe nonprofit, Laughing Pony Rescue, attempts to save these horses and rehabilitate them so they can be

adopted by loving families. The rescue’s founder, Celia Sciacca, estimates the rescue has saved as many as 1,500 horses, ponies and donkeys from slaughter since they opened their gates in 2009. Sciacca said about 150 animals have been saved this year alone. The rescue is assisted by a large network of volunteers and good Samaritans, based primarily in


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Texas, Washington and Tehachapi, California. Volunteers will go to nearby auctions to either bid or monetarily assist families in bidding on unwanted horses in order to save them from being bought by kill buyers and sent to slaughter. Many of the horses saved by the rescue come from either auctions or feedlots, but others have been rescued from Pre-

marin ranches, where pregnant mares are used for their urine, a primary ingredient in the drug Premarin. Volunteers will sometimes house the rescued horses, but many also end up at the ranch from locations as far as New Mexico and Canada. Sciacca said she has held up to 19 TURN TO RESCUE ON 11

RANCHO SANTA FE — Last month, the Rancho Santa Fe School Board adopted a new math program for both its elementary and middle schools. The new mathematical direction is aimed at a more vigorous, challenging and structured platform. According to Superintendent Donna Tripi, elementary students will be introduced to Everyday Mathematics while the middle school will be learning Open Up Resources by Illustrative Mathematics. Tripi said about a year and a half ago, the board asked then Superintendent David Jaffe to conduct a review of the R. Roger Rowe’s curriculum and instruction in math and literacy. “So, he (Jaffe) began this initiative with the principals, and they asked the county for some support with it,” said Tripi, noting there were focus sessions with parents and staff. “They brainstormed some guiding questions, and we then started with the math because they felt that was the greatest need.” Tripi said the current curriculum needed some work — some of the topics offered in the classroom were thought to be out of TURN TO MATH ON 10

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Helen Woodward Center to host dog surf lessons at end of July

A SURFING dog rides to shore during the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Dog Surf-A-Thon on June 14. Courtesy photo

DEL MAR — The school bell has rung, the sun is finally making an appearance, and dogs are wagging their way to the beach because doggie surf class is officially in session. Helen Woodward Animal Center hosted the start of Dog Surf Lessons June 14 to get beach-loving pups surfready for the Center’s “Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon” set for Sept. 8. Surf dogs in training paddled out for the first class of the summer at the Del Mar Dog Beach. Back again to support Helen Woodward Animal Center, SoCal Surf Dogs will lead the pack for additional lessons scheduled at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25. Register at animalcenter.org/dogsurflessons or call (858) 756-4117, ext. 350. Gigi Hokstad and her assistant, Joanne Esposito, will lead the charge for the SoCal Surf Dog instructors and start with a group land lesson, where each dog is then paired with an expert instructor and two volunteers as four-legged students learn surfing fundamentals as well as advanced techniques. “Surfing is at the core of San Diego culture and what better way to enjoy this fun activity than with your four-legged best

friend,” said Jessica Gercke, PR & Communications director at Helen Woodward Animal Center. All money from registration sales for Surf Dog Lessons directly support the orphan pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center. To maximize safety and fun, there are limited spaces available in each 50-minute-long class and spots fill up quickly. All classes cost $45 with a 20-percent discount offered for any additional lessons, and include the use of the required canine life-vests and surf board. Dogs with tail-wagging enthusiasm for the waves are encouraged to take part in Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 14th Annual Surf Dog Surf-AThon on Sept. 8 at Del Mar Dog Beach, and show off their skills competing in their respective size category. The annual summer-closer event dog surf competition directly benefits orphan pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center. For more information, questions or to register, go to animalcenter.org/ dogsurflessons or call (858) 756-4117, ext. 350 or stop by Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6523 Helen Woodward Way in Rancho Santa Fe.


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Naversen named 2019 Art of Fashion Honorary Chair By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Little did Andrea Naversen know when she attended the Art of Fashion back in 2009 that the Rancho Santa Fe-based nonprofit, The Country Friends, would play an essential role in her life. The veteran newscaster, and now editor-at-large, for the Ranch & Coast Magazine, has been named honorary chair for the 64th annual Art of Fashion event on Sept. 12 at the historic The Inn of Rancho Santa Fe. The Art of Fashion is a partnership between The Country Friends and South Coast Plaza. This year, the fashion designer spotlight will be shining on Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Max Mara, Versace, Bally, Escada, Moncler, Tory Burch, and Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2009, it was the late Jean Newman, the beloved consignment manager of The Country Friends, who invited Naversen to sit with her at one of the most sought-after fundraising events of the year. Not only did Naversen become a member of The Country Friends, but she chaired the Art of Fashion the very next year. And in 2014, she chaired the event once again. “Fast forward to 2019, and Jean’s daughter, Su-

zanne, is president of the Country Friends,” Naversen said. What intrigued Naversen most about The Country Friends was its longevity. It was founded in 1954 by women who wanted to help out in the community — and it has endured. “I don’t know what the secret sauce is, but I think it’s the women who are committed and they are wonderful,” she said. When Naversen discovered she was chosen as the 2019 honorary chair, she burst into tears. “It’s such an honor,” she said. “I follow in some very high heels. Our beloved Maggie Bobileff last year was the honorary chair, and prior to that, it was Jenny Craig.” Nearly a decade ago, it was Naversen who came up with the idea of choosing an honorary chair for the Art of Fashion. It was a way to honor philanthropic women in the community while also raising extra funds for The Country Friends who have donated more than $14 million to San Diego County-based charities. Since the word got out about Naversen’s high honor, people have stepped forward with generous donations and sponsorships to celebrate the occasion. “We are proud and privileged to honor Andrea Naversen for her enthusias-

tic and tireless support of The Country Friends and our mission to help those in need here in San Diego County,” Suzanne Newman, The Country Friends board president, said. “Andrea is a force of nature who graciously provides support and guidance to all in our community. We are blessed, not only to honor Andrea but, to call her one of our own.” According to 2019 Art of Fashion co-chair Elaine Kaminski Becerra, Naversen was the right choice. “Not only because she deserves to be recognized for all the work she has done for the community over her lifetime, but also for her special dedication to The Country Friends,” Becerra said. “We are also thrilled because even though our goal is to honor her, Andrea has been able to bring in an incredible number of supporters who joined our Patron Committee to add even more to our fundraising efforts, at $1,500 a couple. Having these additional funds to help our community fills our hearts with appreciation and gratefulness and it is a reflection of how much Andrea’s community of friends and family care to help us make Andrea feel appreciated as our 2019 Art of Fashion honoree.” The historic Inn at Rancho Santa has been

THE COUNTRY FRIENDS Board President Suzanne Newman, 2019 Art of Fashion Honorary Chair Andrea Naversen, and General Manager at the Inn of Rancho Santa Fe Jerome Strack ready for 64th Annual Art of Fashion slated for Sept. 12. Courtesy photo

the venue and event sponsor for the Art of Fashion for years. When General Manager Jerome Strack discovered that Naversen was named 2019 honoree, he thought it was a fitting choice. “The Inn at Rancho



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Santa Fe is honored to be associated with The Country Friends and pleased that they continue to have the Art of Fashion here,” he said. “This year’s honoree, Andrea Naversen, is in my mind the most deserving person because she does

so much for the community and The Country Friends.” To learn more about the 64th annual Art of Fashion including ticket sales, sponsorships, and more, call (858) 756-1192 or visit TheCountryFriends. org.

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JULY 19, 2019

Amended wildfire fund plan still has huge flaws


Community Enhancement Programs worthy of recognition


s I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we just passed our budget at the County of San Diego. Along with passing our $6.2 billion budget, keeping it well balanced and providing needed resources, the Board of Supervisors gets to allocate dollars for Community Enhancement Programs. Although there are many wonderful programs in our region we wanted to highlight some for their outstanding work. The Carlsbad Music Festival provides excellent entertainment to the community with it’s three day festival. The festival is free to the public and includes world class talent. We were pleased to help out by giv-

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community of business, local organizations, military and residents. The Main Street Foundation supports the community in various ways, which is why we wanted to support them with $20,000 of Community Enhancement dollars. There are many more wonderful organizations up and down our coastal region that help the community. To check out a list of all the Community Enhancement Allocations visit the County’s website and if you think your organization qualifies for the upcoming Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, give our office a call!

ing $10,000 to the event. Another wonderful organization that we all know and love is the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Helen Woodward helps out in many ways including making sure our animals have a safe home. It was my pleasure to allocate over $4,000 for their great work and continued success! One of the groups that makes the city of OceansJim Desmond represents ide so successful is the District 5 on the San Diego Main Street Foundation. Oceanside has a diverse County Board of Supervisors.

Wildfires, and the Aftermath By Marie Waldron

Fifteen of California’s 20 most destructive wildfires have occurred since 2000, with ten since 2015. Economic costs to homeowners, utilities, ratepayers, insurers and local governments resulting from the destruction of thousands of homes makes preventing fires and dealing with their costly aftermath top-priority issues in Sacramento. Proposals discussed include creating a Power Company Safety and Accountability standard requiring safety investments by utility companies, mandating accountability for their wildfire safety record, and protecting ratepayers from sole financial responsibility for utility-caused fires. A new Wildfire Safety Division within the CPUC could

be created to oversee and enforce safety compliance by investor-owned utilities to develop wildfire safety performance metrics, improvements to wildfire mitigation plans and other safety initiatives. Discussions also center around creating a catastrophic wildfire victims fund to assist homeowners and insurers by streamlining fire victim recovery. Instead of insurance companies filing lawsuits against utilities to recoup their losses, a process that takes years, claims could be filed directly with the fund. Concern over homeowner insurance being non-renewed is also a big issue. The cost of inaction will be a significant hit to ratepayers as utility companies will risk being downgraded in their credit rating, meaning it will cost more to obtain capital for

system operations, which adds a significant risk premium to attract capital. It is estimated that this risk premium would add about $14.40/month to the average residential customer’s monthly bill! To address this is a proposal to continue the current charge (currently at ½ a cent per kWh) of $2.50/month to the average residential customer’s bill and protect the utility companies from being downgraded in investment, saving potentially millions for ratepayers. These proposals are in progress with final details to be developed as soon as next week. As your representative from a high fire risk area, I have been actively engaged. Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the

urried, slapdash amendments to a proposed state Wildfire Fund plan pushed by Gov. Gavin Newsom improve it a little, eliminating secret meetings by a now-discarded new commission and forcing utilities to pay a full $5 billion for fire safety measures. But the plan still does not answer two key questions ignored by Newsom and the state Legislature: Why should consumers pay for the negligent conduct of utility companies like Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric? And do these companies deserve to survive, considering how the largest two of them admit they’ve behaved? Other huge problems also lurk in both the amended measure, known as AB 1054, and in Newsom’s original plan: While the putative new Wildlife Fund Commission is gone, replaced by a fire advisory board with no real powers, vital decisions on whether utilities act responsibly remain with the state Public Utilities Commission despite its long history of corrupt favoritism of those same utilities. The latest plan would let the PUC decide when utilities can issue bonds to pay for wildfire liabilities, with electric customers obliged to pay them off via increased rates. That’s on top of a mostly customer-paid fire claims fund that could exceed $30 billion. There is no limit on how much in bonds the PUC could authorize, money consumers would have to repay as certainly and as regularly as they pay taxes. But no company could issue bonds if the PUC finds it was irresponsible.

california focus thomas d. elias Lawmakers giving the PUC these powers apparently don’t remember that this commission in secret and illegal meetings with SoCal Edison officials agreed to force consumers to pay two-thirds of the cost of decommissioning the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, closed in 2012 because of an Edison blunder. The PUC years later conceded this was wrong, changing its earlier decision to charge consumers about one-third less than before, a difference exceeding $1 billion. Then there was a federal investigation that found PUC negligence as much at fault as PG&E’s criminal behavior for the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion which killed eight persons and destroyed much of that San Francisco suburb. All this came before the huge wildfires of 201718 drove PG&E into bankruptcy because of expected fire claims in the tens of billions of dollars. Now, the only limit on the PUC’s bond-authorizing ability in the Wildfire Fund plan, original or amended, is that it expires after 2035. So the commission’s long history of favoring utilities and getting investigated for criminal collusion with Edison is ignored. AB 1054 would give the PUC a new way to help the utilities it consistently favors. One other problem: While the current Wildfire Fund proposal forces customers to pay many billions, it does not name a single fire prevention

move the utilities must take, even though their lines started multiple billion-dollar-plus blazes. Instead, the companies would bring safety plans to the PUC only once every three years, the aim to “harden” power lines, whatever that means. “This entire plan does not focus on fires, but on ways to let the utilities keep making billions,” says former San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre, whose legal work caused the reduction in consumer payments for San Onofre. He threatens a lawsuit to cancel the new plan, if it becomes law. “It’s as if no one really wants to stop the fires.” Meanwhile, Newsom keeps urging quick passage of AB 1054, with its current amendments and others likely to come. He says it must pass before the lawmakers’ impending summer recess or Wall Street will degrade utility bond ratings. This rush to poor judgment again places utility interests ahead of consumers’, with no explanation why the present companies should be allowed to survive and keep their monopolies intact. For despite a Newsom suggestion to the contrary, power would not disappear if the companies do: state law allows a government takeover of their systems if those firms fail, with employees guaranteed their jobs. It all means slowing down this bill is a must to allow measured consideration of alternatives to the current system that frequently foments criminality and negligence. Email Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol.com. For more Elias columns, go to www. californiafocus.net

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Supervisor Jim Desmond speaks at RSFA monthly board meeting By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Supervisor Jim Desmond spoke about Ranch-related topics to the board and Covenant residents at the July 2 Rancho Santa Fe Association monthly meeting. The former mayor of San Marcos talked about the issues he has addressed since the start of his new post. “It’s been a busy six months,” Desmond said, adding that he looks for positive ways to fix issues. “I have a great staff, and I’m learning a lot.” Desmond noted he is currently overseeing a budget of $70 million — a sharp contrast to $6.2 million when he was mayor of San Marcos. “Fire is going to be a big issue with all the rain,” he said, noting that the rain triggered vegetation growth which turns to fuel

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during fire season. Desmond also said San Diego County has enforced new standards for housing vents, which are a high risk during Santa Ana winds since embers can blow into vents and start a fire. In an effort to battle future wildfires, Desmond said the county is acquiring a new firefighting helicopter in North County. He said reducing fuel along evacuation routes will also be addressed this month. Desmond also spoke about evacuations. “The weak link in fire evacuations is us,” he said. “CalFire is making sure we have a coordinated effort with the evacuations between our firefighters and sheriff’s department. We want to strengthen this.” Desmond then reflected on the 2014 Cocos fire and how there was confu-

sion regarding evacuations. Some people chose to evacuate on their own, he said, which led to “pandemonium” and traffic jams. Desmond pointed out the county is working hard to make the evacuation process more fluid and more understandable to residents. He then recommended all San Diego residents download the Alert San Diego app to help residents navigate emergency issues, including evacuations. As board supervisor, Desmond said he also serves on several boards including the San Diego County Water Authority, SANDAG and Airport Authority. He said he is still a pilot for Delta Airlines flying to Hawaii two weekends per month. On the transportation front, Desmond talked about the “Big 5 Moves,”

SUPERVISOR Jim Desmond spoke on a variety of issues during a Rancho Santa Fe Assocation meeting on July 2. File photo

which is essentially a vision going to get 10% of the people onto transit,” he said. on transportation. Even with the vision of “SANDAG’s plan is to get everyone onto buses 100 mph hour trains, Desand trains for transporta- mond said, 90% of countion, which I don’t think ty residents use the roads is actually going to work. which is why he continues Even if their big vision to support filtering money comes into place, it’s only into roads and infrastrucTOU Tips Phase 5__Coast News + RSF News_RUN: 07_19_2019__TRIM: 8.525”x10”

ture. Desmond then addressed the TransNet 2004 ballot passage of the halfcent sales tax to pay for the expansion of transportation and road projects. “Many of these road projects haven’t been started or attempted,” he said. “We’re 11 years into a 40year tax, and now we want to switch to transit. We want to make sure there is a balance and money towards roads and infrastructure.” Desmond said he isn’t anti-transit, but areas in North County like Rancho Santa Fe should have a focus on road improvements and a balance needs to be in place. “I’m down there fighting to make sure we still put in money for roads and infrastructure, and we just don’t put everything into transit,” Desmond said.

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Will screen a new movie release Friday, July 19, at 1:00 p.m. at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Please call 760-643-5282 for the movie title or log onto www. gmacvista.com. Free movie and refreshments. Closed captioning for the hearing impaired. YAPPY HOUR

Join your Rancho Coastal Humane Society from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 19 for the Yappy Hour @ Compass at 1953 San Elijo Ave., Cardiff by the Sea. Bring your well-behaved dog, listen to the music, win prizes, and enjoy tasty treats. For more information visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call (760) 753-6413, log on to sdpets.org.


It’s Rabbit Week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society through July 21. Meet rabbits, cats, and dogs available for information and learn about volunteer opportunities. . For more information visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call (760) 753-6413, log on to sdpets.org.


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The city of Carlsbad’s Aloha Plunge is set from 5 to 9 p.m. July 20, at Alga Norte Aquatic Center, 6565 Alicante Road. Tickets are $10 per person and kids ages 3 and under are free. Register at carlsbadconnect.org under special events or call (760) 2684777 or in person at the center. Enjoy island-themed pool games and activities, giant inflatables and more. End the night with a special Polynesian dance performance where the audience can learn the hula. INSECT FESTIVAL

Aspiring entomologists are invited to San Diego Botanic Garden’s Insect Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 and July 21, for bug devotees of all ages. The event features live lizards, snakes and lots and lots of bugs. This event is included with paid regular admission


Are you interested in becoming a California wildlife officer? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is currently accepting applications for wildlife officers and cadets. CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation. Warden cadet applications and warden applications must be submitted by July 31, 2019. Apply for a warden cadet position if you are not currently a peace officer. Apply for a warden position if you have your POST certificate. Application information at wildlife. ca.gov/enforcement/career.


The Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside hosts a Corn Hole Tournament beginning at 1 p.m. July 20. Team Check-In from 1 to 2 p.m. and the tournament from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. Enjoy a day full of friendly competition, music, food. Sign up for a team and receive an event-themed tanktop. For more information, visit bgcoceanside.org or contact Vanessa Mendez at (760) 433-8920. Family friendly event, however, no childcare will be provided.



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The DNA Interest Group, sponsored by North San Diego County Genealogical Society, will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. July 20 in the Community Room of Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. For more information, e-mail webmaster@ nsdcgs.org or call (951) 5673322. Summer Movies in S.T.E.A.M. CAMPS the Park: "The Lego Movie Carlsbad City Library 2" July 20, Junior Seau Pier is hosting a series of new Amphitheater STEAM programs through August to help kids and ‘LEGO MOVIE’ tweens keep learning and Oceanside Parks and having fun over the sumRecreation presents "The mer. Participation is free. Lego Movie 2: The Second Experience hands-on learnPart" July 20 at the Oceans- ing of science, art and engiide Pier, 300 S. Pacific neering with STEAMworks St., Oceanside. The movie Lab, including dedicated, starts around 8 p.m. so come free time for personal projearly, bring your blankets ects. For times and locations, visit carlsbadlibrary. and picnic dinners. org. CLUB HOSTS TOURNAMENT


City Library at 1775 Dove transportation staff at (760) Lane, Carlsbad. To register, 435-5155. contact Ashleigh Hvinden at ashleigh.hvinden@carlsbadca.gov or (760) 434-2866. HELP FOR STRUGGLING


Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve announces "Signs Along the Trails" from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 20, at the Pavillion, 12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, near the parking lot for the Upper Trails. The event includes a short lecture on some typical signs to look for on the trails, and a short, easy nature discovery hike. This event is free with Reserve entrance fee. See https://torreypine. org/ for directions.

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Brother Benno’s Auxiliary will begin collecting $25 gift cards from Walmart and Target during the entire month of July. The cards will be distributed to families during the Christmas season. E-mail https:// tinyurl.com/yg3v6dyg for a gift form or send cards to Brother Benno’s Auxiliary P.O. Box 334 , San Luis Rey, CA 92068. VOLUNTEER TO DRIVE SENIORS

Are you a senior looking for reliable transportation? Check out Oceanside’s “Seniors on the Go” Transportation Program. “Seniors on the Go” services Oceanside residents aged 65 and older. The focus of the program is to help seniors get free rides to medical-related appointments. The transportation team is looking for new volunteer drivers to join them. Volunteer drivers can set their own schedule and availability and will be reimbursed for mileage. Call




The Catholic Widow and Widowers of North County support group will meet for happy hour and dinner at Il Fornaio restaurant, Del Mar. Reservations are necessary: (858) 6744324.


Italian classes will begin in August in Encinitas, presented by the Italian Cultural Center at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. For more information, visit http://icc-sd. org.


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Free Spirit Quilters present “Where does color take you?” running through Aug. 24 at Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery, 640 Alta Vista, Vista. For more information, visit ranchobuenavistaadobe.com.



Palomar Health will host a session on Heart Disease in Simple Terms from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 30 at Palomar Health San Marcos, 2nd Floor Classroom, 120 Craven Road, San Marcos. Register at PalomarHealth. org/Classes or call (800) 628.2880




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The Catholic Widow and Widowers of North County support group will attend Mass at Mission San Luis Rey Serra Center and lunch at Fratelli's Italian Kitchen, Oceanside July 28 and play Bocce Ball with dinner to follow at the Elk's Club, Vista July 30. Reservations are necessary at (858) 674-4324.

The Breastfeeding Support group will meet Mondays 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Palomar Medical Center OBON FESTIVAL Escondido, 2185 Citracado The Vista Buddhist Parkway, Escondido, 2nd Temple welcomes all to its Floor Resource Center. Call Obon Festival from noon (442) 281-3089 for details. to 8 p.m. July 27 and July 28, 150 Cedar Road, Vista, with Bon Odori dances FARM CAMP at 6:30 p.m. plus Japanese San Diego Humane Sofood, taiko drumming, mar- ciety hosts a Farm Camp tial arts demonstrations, for children 7 to 11 years farmer’s market, koto per- of age to meet farm aniformance and talks on Bud- mal friends from 9 a.m. to 3 dhism at 3 p.m. p.m. July 31 to Aug. 2 at the Free admission, free Humane Society’s Esconparking. More information dido Campus, 3500 Burnet at vbtemple.org or (760) Drive, Escondido. To reg941-8800. ister, visit http://support. sdhumane.org/site/CalenCOCKTAIL CRUISE dar/1649865029?view=DeJoin a Sunset Cocktail tail&id=134215. Cruise, July 27 with the Gloria McClellan Center. RELIGIOUS DISCUSSIONS Sip cocktails and nosh hors San Dieguito Interfaith d’oeuvres as the 82-foot Ministerial Association yacht sails through the San discusses Essential LeadDiego Bay at sunset. The ership Qualities and The bus leaves the Gloria Mc- Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic, Clellan Center, 1400 Vale as examined in three differTerrace Drive in Vista, at ent text, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 4 p.m. and returns at 9:30 July 31 at Seaside Center p.m. Cost is $84.To reserve, for Spiritual Living, 1613 call (760) 643-2828. Lake Drive, Encinitas

Every Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., join Miss Mary on the patio for free, fun make-and-take projects for the entire family, at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Check the website for information. More information at http:// bit.ly/28ZV8GX or (760) GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED Join Publishers & Writ632-9711. ers of San Diego for “Best Practices for Book DistriTASTE OF ENCINITAS TICKETS bution” at the meeting at The Encinitas 101 10 a.m. July 27 at the CarlsMainStreet Association bad Dove Library, 1775 announced tickets on sale Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Cost now for the 31st annual is $20. More information at Taste of Encinitas, set for publisherswriters.org or by Aug. 6. The $45 per person contacting Karla@publisherswriters.org.





Tickets can be gotten now for the Hands of Peace community gathering July 28 at the culmination of the Summer Program, La Costa Canyon High School, 1 Maverick Way, Carlsbad. Hear moving reflections, view short films, and learn firsthand from Israeli, Palestinian and American participants what they learned about leadership and conflict resolution.


The Carlsbad City Library Cinema Club will screen “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” at 6 p.m. July 31 at the Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served.

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Have you ever wanted to play with thousands of Lego bricks? The Oceanside Public Library invites children of all ages and their families to the STEM focused Lego Brick Building program with Hey Hey Entertainment at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave., Oceanside. The program will be broken up into a few segments including free-play and learning how to build towers, cars, and arches.

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CAL STATE UNIVERSITY San Marcos golfers Savannah Magallon, Sarah Garcia, Claire Hogle, Head Coach Greg Hutton, Assistant Coach Jennifer Johnson, Bergen Benedict and Jaime Jacob, gather to celebrate the 2018-2019 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars trophy. Courtesy photo

CSUSM women golfers named All-American Scholars SAN MARCOS — Five Cal State San Marcos women’s golfers, Bergen Benedict, Sarah Garcia, Claire Hogle, Jaime Jacob and Savannah Magallon, were named 2018-2019 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars. “It’s amazing to see what this group has accomplished both on and off the course,” said Head Coach Greg Hutton. “They are a coach’s dream and I couldn’t be more proud.” A total of 1,097 women’s golfers across NCAA Division I, II and III were

recognized by the WGCA. The minimum cumulative GPA to qualify for the team is 3.50. In their inaugural appearance at the NCAA Division II National Championships, the Cougars earned the school’s first runner-up NCAA title. Jacob was selected to the WGCA All-American Division II first team after bringing home CSUSM’s first individual National Championship trophy. Hogle snagged second team honors after finishing tied for 28th place. All five Cougars

earned All-CCAA honors with Hogle, Jacob and Magallon collecting first team honors while Benedict and Garcia took honorable mention. The team finished the fall with a GPA of 3.85 and in the spring they finished with a GPA of 3.92, the highest team GPA ever in CSUSM Athletics history. The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the

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eral people facing charges. Christopher was one of the victims: "It popped right here," he said, pointing to his groin area. "And it could have been dangerous because I almost lost everything." Instead, he suffered a second-degree burn on his thigh, but he feels lucky that he didn't lose any fingers, as five others did. When police officers arrived, people started pointing fireworks at them, leaving two deputies with injuries. While a local pastor hopes to shut the tradition down, Christopher vows to continue it: "We started the tradition, and now we have to keep it going," he said. [KSDK, 7/5/2019]


INEXPLICABLE In Yokohama, Japan, near Tokyo, one can visit the Unko Museum -- a whole interactive experience built around "cute" poop. ("Unko" means poop in Japanese.) For example, reports the Associated Press, one can sit on a colorful fake toilet and pretend to poop as music plays, then collect a brightly colored souvenir poop to take home. An enormous poop sculpture erupts every 30 minutes, volcanolike, and spews little foam poops. In one room, visitors can play a "whack-a-mole" type game where they stomp on poops. Visitor Toshifumi Okuya was delighted: "It's funny because there are adults running around screaming, 'poop, poop,'" he said. The museum opened in March and will remain open until September. [Associated Press, 7/4/2019] SUSPICIONS CONFIRMED In the College Station neighborhood of Pulaski County, Arkansas, traditions run deep, especially when it comes to the Fourth of July. Beneques Christopher, 19, told KSDK that the holiday "firework war" has been going on for years, and even attracts people from other neighborhoods: "They know when Fourth of July comes, this is the spot to be at." But this year, the ritual went awry, resulting in many injuries and sev-

WALMART SHUNNING An unnamed woman pulled a stunt in a Wichita Falls, Texas, Walmart on June 25 that got her banned from the store. According to NBC News, Police Sgt. Harold McClure said a store employee reported that the woman had eaten half a cake from the bakery, then attempted to buy the other half (for half-price), saying she found the cake in that condition. While Walmart did not want to press charges, they did prohibit her from shopping at the store in the future -- a policy they're familiar with, after an incident in January at another Wichita Falls Walmart. In that case, a woman rode an electric cart around the store's parking lot while guzzling wine from a Pringles can. She was also Walmart-shunned. [NBC News, 7/1/2019]

A craving for cake batter ice cream brought New York City police officers to a Baskin-Robbins store in Coney Island on June 29 -- a fortuitous detour, as it turned out. The Associated Press reported that when 33-year-old Emmanuel Lovett walked into the shop and tugged on his denim shorts, a loaded pistol dropped to the floor, and officers swarmed Lovett, who, it turns out, had a robbery record that prohibited him from having a firearm. He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm. No word on whether he, or the officers, enjoyed their ice cream. [Associated Press, 7/2/2019] TELLING IT LIKE IT IS A diner in Little Rock, Arkansas, is getting attention for a clever menu item. According to United Press International, Mama D's offers a "My Girlfriend Is Not Hungry" option, which adds extra fries, chicken wings or cheese sticks to an order to share with a dinner partner who underestimates their hunger. On its Facebook page, Mama D's said the option is "a solution for those who tend to dine with people that eat food off their plate." [UPI, 7/3/2019]

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of 2019 Summer Season

This Week at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club • SIP IN STYLE – New at the track this summer, kick off your weekend at the Turf Club with Sip in Style. Track-goers can enjoy a table at the exclusive Turf Club, a featured Drink of the Week and complimentary drink tastings from different beverage partners from 4 – 6 p.m. Sip in Style admission is $80 including Turf Club admission and table reservation. The beverage partner for Friday, July 19 is Veuve Cliquot. • THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS – Friday, July 19, the Del Mar Summer Concert Series lineup starts with a performance by American rock band, The All-American Rejects presented by San Diego County Toyota Dealers. The band will take the Seaside Stage shortly after the last race. Racetrack guests will receive free admission if they enter before the final race of the day. Concert admission will cost $30 after the last race. All concerts are 18+. • BURGERS AND BREWS – On Saturday, July 20, guests can enjoy a day filled with craft beers from San Diego’s top breweries and unlimited samples of the city’s most mouth-watering burgers at Burgers and Brews. Burgers and Brews is open to all ages. • REGGAE FEST WITH ZIGGY MARLEY – Come dance to the rhythm of reggae, when Ziggy Marley takes the stage on Saturday, July 20 presented by Pacifico. Ziggy’s classic reggae style is the perfect way to step into summer. Ziggy will perform shortly after the last race. Racetrack guests will receive free admission if they enter before the final race of the day. Concert admission will cost $30 after the last race. All concerts are 18+. • JOCKEY PHOTO DAY – Saturday, July 20, racing fans will be able to meet the incredible athletes that make up Del Mar’s jockey colony. Fans are invited to take a photo, get an autograph and chat with their favorite jockeys from 12-1 p.m. in the Plaza de Mexico. • FAMILY FUN DAY & GIVEAWAY – Sunday, July 21 is Family Fun Day at the Del Mar Racetrack is back and better than ever! The Infield will be packed with fun, free attractions that the whole family can enjoy, including pony rides, a bungee trampoline, San Diego Gulls slapshot booth, a rock climbing wall, face painters, a plush pony giveaway and much more! Admission is free for children under 18. • DAYBREAK AT DEL MAR –Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant will welcome early risers from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Fans will be able to dine and watch morning workouts while learning behind-the-scenes details from horsewoman and racing broadcaster Michelle Yu. There is no charge for admission, but a $10 parking fee applies.


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Mystery of mushy tomatoes


am bereft. I am stricken. I am about to throw a red-hot pity party. Get me some experts from the FDA, the FFA or the California Tomato Growers Association in here fast. My tomatoes are mushy. I was giddy as I picked a half-dozen of our first tomatoes of the season. There is no one who loves a vine-ripened tomato more that this girl. The disappointment of finding them mushy left me chewing angrily on a lettuce-only salad. This is unacceptable in the extreme. I looked up why tomatoes get mushy, and overwatering is the first suspect. My dilemma then was how to ask my backyard-farmer husband to hold back on the sprinklers. It’s not just the telling that’s a problem. It’s getting him to take my word for it. My hubby is the amateur botanist around here, so any advice I might hand out in that arena is taken with high suspicion. But we are talking about my favorite food item, just below chocolate. I determined it was worth the risk, and broached the subject. Of course, he hadn’t found them to be mushy, but the man is not nearly fussy enough. He pointed out that each of the eight tomato bushes in our backyard is a different variety, so perhaps one may be less perfect than another. He went right out and picked one. I tasted it. It was not the firm, juicy creature I was looking for, but by then I had lost my nerve. We agreed to wait and see. Until last summer, I had lived in tomato poverty for too long. Waiting around for someone with a garden to feel generous is misery. At last, I had access to fresh tomatoes all day long, eaten any way I could dream up — sandwiches, salads, in salsa, on grilled cheese, in omelets, as a side dish, with brie atop a baguette or all by itself atop a baguette. I couldn’t bear to cook them into tomato sauce, but this year that may be in everyone’s Christmas stocking. If less water doesn’t work, I have visions of myself on my knees testing the soil for nitrogen, potassium or calcium, but nobody wants to see that. I could break a nail. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer staring at nothing but green. Contact her at jean@coastnewsgroup.com.


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Hero Dog gives lifesaving treatment for orphan pup RANCHO SANTA FE — It has often been said that our pets can be “lifesavers.” A crucial medical procedure at Helen Woodward Animal Center proved that furry friends can be lifesavers to each other, as well. Last week, a twomonth-old cattle dogblend pup named Trip arrived at the Center from a local rescue partner. Only days later, Center veterinarians became concerned when Trip appeared lethargic, pale and tested anemic. Despite providing Trip with

action would be required to save him. Trip needed a blood transfusion and though the blood was available at a local facility, the delivery travel time was simply too risky. Trip needed a hero. As edge-of-your-seat emotional as any movie, a Center veterinarian assistant suggested her rescue dog, Sporty, who was on site. Sporty, a 13-year-old ORPHAN puppy, Trip, receives life-saving blood transfusion black lab, had found his own hero when he was resthanks to superhero Labrador Sporty. Courtesy photo cued from Taiwan. fluids and supplements, to decline rapidly. Center Returning the favor Trip’s health continued vets knew that immediate by being a hero to anoth-

er orphan pup in need seemed natural. Center veterinarians performed the urgent procedure to transfuse Sporty’s blood into Trip, saving his life. The treatment was an instant success, Trip’s color and alertness started to come back almost instantly. While still recovering, Trip is showing his tail-wagging enthusiasm and zest for life. He will remain on medical watch until he is fully healed and ready to find his forever home.

Arboretum upgrades include better trails, groundwater well SAN MARCOS — It has always been a haven for nature lovers, but since its founding in 1970, the Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum at Palomar College existed as a loose patchwork of hiking trails, irrigated with imported domestic water. When the arboretum reopens to the public this fall, after six months of renovations, it will feature ADA-compliant pathways and a new groundwater well pumping out up to 40 gallons per minute and reducing the college’s overall demand for imported water by as much as onethird every year. The arboretum is named for North County business leaders Edwin and Frances Hunter, long-time supporters of the college. In 2015, the Hunter family and Hunter Industries established a sizable endowment to ensure the maintenance of the arboretum with a $500,000 donation to the Palomar College Foundation. The capital improvements currently underway were funded by Prop. M, the $694 million bond measure approved by voters in 2006. Dennis Astl, the manager of Construction and Facilities Planning at Palomar, said the greatest challenge in planning the improvements was routing the trails in order to avoid taking out any trees, while meeting the grade and width requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “The original design had a tremendous number of concrete stairs and retaining walls to get it done,” said Astl. “We were able to play around with the trails and … they are now built with natural rock retaining walls.” That rock, it turns out, has all been sourced on-site,

and it is found throughout the lower portion of the arboretum, supporting switchbacks and creating the visual boundaries of the path as it meanders through the trees. “It’s almost hard to describe how different it will be for visitors,” Astl said. “Before, it was kind of like, ‘I think I’m on a path, but I’m not quite sure.’ Now, you know when you’re on the path.” As the project progressed in late June, crews were pouring concrete, moving dirt, installing new irrigation lines and a variety of other jobs to completely refashion the front of the arboretum. Standing by silently, and for the most part undisturbed, were the 600-plus species of trees and plants that call the arboretum home. “It’s a place for people to go and relax and be in nature,” Rangel said. “But more importantly, it’s for species conservation and

education—to educate the public about the different species that can grow here, and to educate the public on the status of these species in the wild.” After the current improvements, he said, the trees and plants that college staff and volunteers have carefully cultivated for decades will be better showcased than they were in the past. Rangel said all of the big trees have been surveyed and documented, and that the goal is to provide an interactive map online so that visitors can use their smartphones to read more about the specimens as they walk through the arboretum. After the project’s general contractor, LB Civil Construction, finishes the physical improvements in August, Rangel’s team will go to work “back-planting,” or filling in all of the newly available space near the trails with plants grown IMPROVEMENTS to the 10-acre Edwin & Frances Hunter Arin Palomar’s own nursery boretum at Palomar College are nearly complete. Courtesy and greenhouse. photo

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Orland Harold and his lifelong partner Percy “Pat” Tomporowski. He is survived by niece Cheryl Keim, nephews Raymond, Richard and Ronald Harold and many great nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life is July 23rd 9:00 am at the El Camino Mortuary, 340 Melrose Avenue, Leucadia.

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STEAM space programs blast off at Carlsbad libraries By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — From aliens to rockets, the science behind imagination of space has come to the Carlsbad Library. The library is hosting a series of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programs through August. Participation is free with programs at the two libraries and the learning center. Students from kindergarten through third grade have and will continue their space explorations with two remaining sessions featuring constellations and an alien invasion. Students in fourth through sixth grade,

meanwhile, will explore a jump to Jupiter and a rocket launch. The first session was on June 18, with several on July 2, but now the program is ramping up with numerous dates in July and August. “There is STEAM at all three locations, which is awesome,” Senior Children’s Librarian Barbara Chung said. “The goal is to encourage creative thinking and problem solving.” The city is providing a STEAMworks lab and expo at the Dove Library and learning center, while the summer program will be held at the Cole Library.

CARLSBAD LIBRARY set to host STEAM programs.

The program continues the library’s tradition of Science Saturday, Chung said, which started more than 10 years ago. This

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year, however, the city rebranded to the STEAMworks lab and expo. One project the kids will undergo, Chung said,

is building a Mars lander and being able to land the device safely without injuring the astronaut on board. The makeshift device is suspended 1 foot and the students must bring it down in a controlled manner to ensure safety. “It’s a lot of creativity and encouraging the kids to figure things out for themselves,” Chung said. “It’s not a real set curriculum and much more fluid and inventive. Wherever the kids want to take it, that’s where it’ll go.” In addition, the STEAM programs also tie in with the library’s reading theme of “a universe of stories.” The library program is also a continuation of a year-round STEAM program, Community Relations Manager Jessica Padilla Bowen said. “We launched them earlier this year and we had a great response,” she said. “We’d love to have more people involved and attending.”



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grade level. Additionally, Tripi pointed out a lack of guidance surrounding lesson timing. The San Diego County Office of Education took the project reins and integrated every math teacher at R. Roger Rowe in its assessment. Math experts were utilized in the review process. Tripi described the now former math program as a homegrown curriculum. The end goal for the review was to determine if the program was in line with the Common Core Standards and meeting the educational needs of students. The county performed an in-depth review of the homegrown curriculum. It included classroom observation and evaluation of the teachers and math department for both the elementary and middle school. At the end of the review, the county provided its summary, which encompassed the strengths of the district’s program and areas of need. “What came out of the review was that while we had a very good homegrown program, with really meaningful tests and in line with the standards, the downfall of it was re-

STEAM has gained momentum not only for the city’s summer programs, but within the Carlsbad Unified School District as well. The district has incorporated more STEAM programming throughout grade levels including robotics, which is stepped in STEAM. The district unveiled its second-grade program in February, funded by the Carlsbad Education Foundation, which featured six weeks of robotics in each class. The students used Legos to build their projects, worked in teams, solved problems and expanded their concept of STEAM. The middle schools and high schools have also incorporated more STEAM-related curriculum, while other students continue to focus on robotics through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competitions. Last school year, Carlsbad High School qualified for its first FIRST Tech Challenge world championship. Sage Creek and Valley Middle School have also qualified for their respective FIRST championships. The Dove Library is located at 1775 Dove Lane; the Georgina Cole Library is at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive; and the learning center is at 3368 Eureka Place. “They are encouraged to come whenever and can jump right in and get involved,” Chung said of the library programs.

ally the program organization,” Tripi said. At that point, the district explored the available mathematical curriculums for both its elementary and middle schools. “We looked at what was currently available in a curriculum that we felt would meet the needs of our high-performing students,” she said. Tripi said they researched a total of five programs at the elementary level and three at the middle school level. These program recommendations were from highly rated programs. “We narrowed it down, and at the elementary school we chose Everyday Mathematics, and at the middle school we chose Open Up Resources,” Tripi said. “We felt that these programs had all of the pieces that were important, so we are going to have a new (math program) adoption for next year.” Tripi said the new math program for the upcoming school year will provide an excellent classroom experience for R. Roger Rowe students.


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Local couple’s kombucha company, Mightybooch, taking off By Lexy Brodt

SOLANA BEACH — For the past five years, John Paul “JP” Franklin has developed a bit of a reputation around town as the local “kombucha guy.” But what long remained a hobby constrained to his garage in Solana Beach has now blossomed into a burgeoning local business, co-founded with his wife Kate Franklin. After less than a year of operating, “Mightybooch” now distributes to about 35 restaurants, coffee shops and markets throughout San Diego County. The brand’s various flavors have found their way from Pizza Port on Highway 101 to Boney’s Market in Coronado, from Solana Beach Little League’s snack shack to the San Diego Padres’ clubhouse. “The feedback and momentum has been super exciting,” Kate Franklin said. The Franklins sold their first bottle of kombucha in November of 2018, and now, eight months later, JP Franklin produces about 800 to 900 gallons of product every three weeks at the business’s brewery in Oceanside. JP Franklin worked in branding and advertising for about 20 years before he and his wife decided to



horses, donkeys or ponies on the ranch at a time. The ranch relies on the efforts of a handful of local volunteers to take care of the animals. Many are in bad shape — malnourished and covered in scratches. Others have suffered broken bones, teeth, or damaged organs. Sciacca said it sometimes takes months to get these horses back on their feet, and then the rescue is faced with the challenge of finding them a loving home. For Sciacca, rescuing horses is a life passion. Although Sciacca has been running her own rescue for the past 10 years, she has been involved in rescues for other nonprofits for about 40 years. “I’ve spent my whole life trying to save horses destined for bad situations,” she said. The rescue was able to recently recognize two of these equines during their most recent fundraiser, what they called a “big fat donkey wedding” between two of the ranch’s rescued donkeys. Volunteer Jordan Evans, who helped plan the event, said both of the donkeys were saved from slaughter and fell in love after they were released from quarantine. Evans said the event helped capture the heart-warming flip side of rescuing, which can often be a dark and “really emo-

become business owners, leaving the world of helping others with their businesses to launching his own. “Now we’re doing something for ourselves,” JP Franklin said. And the pair have no shortage of passion to bring to the industry — they embrace the product’s health benefits and unique taste, pointing to it as a viable and tasty beverage alternative for kids and adults alike. They welcome competition in the young, growing industry and are excited for the future of the product at large.

It’s kombucha for people who don’t think they like kombucha.” Kate Franklin Mightybooch co-founder

Kate and JP Franklin’s goal is to make kombucha a more approachable drink option, evoking fun and playfulness. So far, Mightybooch has been able to find its niche locally by creating a taste that “can be enjoyed by anyone,” JP Franklin said. He said his kombucha

tional” process. “To have something so lighthearted, kid-friendly and fun was magical for us,” she said. To learn more about Laughing Pony Rescue, visit https://laughingponyrescue.org.

SOLANA BEACH RESIDENTS JP and Kate Franklin started their own kombucha company, Mightybooch, in order to bring their personal passion to a larger audience. Photo courtesy of Katalyst Public Relations.

has often appealed to people who might not normally be won over by the beverage. Or as Kate Franklin described, “it’s kombucha for people who don’t think they like kombucha.” The brand has caught hold in larger San Diego — Mightybooch was recently recognized by San Diego Magazine as the reader’s pick best kombucha. As their popularity grows, the entrepreneurs have stayed true to the beach community where

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their idea began. They currently have a subscription service that’s exclusive to Solana Beach, picking up about 100 growlers a week and delivering fresh kombucha to locals.“We’re like the milk man with kombucha,” Kate Franklin said. The two call Mightybooch a “community project,” a success story defined by the taste of their product, but also by the support of other kombucha-craving locals. Being new to the

beverage production business, JP Franklin said he has reached out to brewers in the neighborhood like Culture Brewing and Pizza Port to learn more about brewing processes. “It’s nice that the community has come together to support us and help us make (Mightybooch) a success,” he said. For more information on Mightybooch and where to find it, visit: https:// www.drinkmightybooch. com

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revor Hoffman entered the room, not sure he belonged. “Come with me,” Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux said. “We’ve got a good table over here.” Hoffman, the ex-Padres great, is one year removed from his Baseball Hall of Fame induction. This time last summer he was fine-tuning his acceptance speech. “This summer I’m out back doing yard work,” said Hoffman, a Rancho Santa Fe resident. Hoffman heads to Cooperstown, New York, for next week’s annual ceremony, as he embraces a slice of baseball heaven on earth. “I still have to pinch myself,” said Hoffman, who’s listed between Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson on the guest list. “But this year I can relax and enjoy the ceremony.” That wasn’t the case for the 2018 event. “It was like planning a wedding,” he said. Hoffman reached baseball’s church on time after guaranteeing those

TREVOR HOFFMAN delivers a speech during the 2018 MLB Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Photo courtesy San Diego Padres

closest to him were on site. There was also a big bash the Padres hosted and a Hall of Fame dinner where he wasn’t sure if he was a good fit. “I remember Tony (Gwynn) telling me he sat down at a table once with Harmon Killibrew, Frank Robinson and Willie Mays,” Hoffman said. “One of them told him, ‘This is for home-run hitters and you’re a punch-and-Judy hitter. You sit over there.’” It was a joke, of course,

but the humble Hoffman was intimidated when arriving for chow. Then Johnny Bench pulled him aside, told him to exhale and that he was in the right place. Hoffman was worried he left someone out of his 10-minute speech. But it mimicked his trademark change up in that everyone knew what was coming and they were still blown away. Hoffman thanked others. He mentioned his family, saluted teammates and his former Padres manag-

er, Bruce Bochy, who took a redeye to see if Hoffman would get misty-eyed. “That’s why I didn’t mention my wife (Tracy) until last,” Hoffman said. “I knew that could get pretty heavy.” It was no lightweight presentation, not when quoting UCLA coach John Wooden and the Bible. Hoffman didn’t preach as much as he expressed his gratitude as a washed-up shortstop that transformed into the game’s ultimate

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man’s signature offering. But when making eye contact with his brothers, the emotions of playing baseball with them in Orange County, with his dad coaching and his mom running the snack bar, well, it smacked him good. So like any good pitcher, Hoffman adjusted. “I knew I had to look above everyone and not make a connection with them,” Hoffman said. “I looked up in the trees.” Hoffman’s strongest roots are with the Padres and he remains an employee. But he joined a bigger fraternity with the game’s ultimate honor on its grandest stage. “It hit me when we were in the Hall of Fame parade,” he said. “I wondered if Dodgers fans would boo me because I was a Padre and if Yankee fans would do the same because they were so pro-Mariano Rivera. But it was 10-deep along the route and everyone cheered, it was a complete lovefest. It was amazing.” Hoffman was dazzling working summer nights for 18 seasons. But this July he’s taking a vacation in upstate New York and returning to a place where everyone knows his name. His Hall of Fame friends will see him at dinner. This year, he knows just where to sit.

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ur zodiac raft gently bobs in the water as we approach Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa, somewhere off the west coast of Scotland. I’ll figure out the location when we return to the ship and I can look at the map again. To be honest, the geography of the Scottish Isles looks like so much scrambled eggs to me. I’ve decided that you either have to live here or be an experienced sailor to understand this geography. For now, I’ll just enjoy the moment – and there is a lot to take in. We are surrounded on three sides by soaring basalt columns, hexagonal in shape, which formed when lava cooled quickly from 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) 60 mil-

lion years ago. When Mother Nature was finished, she had given us the perfect acoustical chamber for the mini-concert that we are attending. In a nearby raft, Chris Rollie, a native Scot, an ornithologist and polished vocalist, sings “The Banks O’ Doon” (also known as “Ye Banks and Braes”), written by world-acclaimed Scottish poet Robert Burns (17591796). Rollie’s musical tones rise to unknown heights, then envelop the impromptu audience occupying the two Zodiacs. “I used to sing this song when I was 9 years old,” whispers plant and sheep expert Dawn Bazely, who sits in our raft. (The York University professor’s knowledge of the aforementioned will come in handy in the coming days.) And then Bazely tells us that the cave’s acoustics and the natural beauty inspired German composer Felix Mendelssohn to write the “Hebrides Overture” in 1830. It’s a moment to cherish and no one wants it to end. Fortunately, this won’t

THE REMAINS of a convent built in 1200 is a draw for visitors coming to the Isle of Iona in the Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast. Typically, convents were havens for unmarried and divorced women, widows and illegitimate girls. Photos by Jerry Ondash

be the only singular experience during the next 11 days as our ship sails through the Hebrides, Orkney and the Shetland Islands. We are traveling with

Adventure Canada, a family-owned, Toronto-based expedition company that leases the Ocean Endeavour, a 190-passenger converted Russian ferry capable of navigating the icy waters of the Northern Hemisphere. If you want ice sculptures, ballroom dancing and water slides, this kind of cruising is not for you. But if you seek moderate adventure with other enthusiastic travelers who value rich learning experiences, then one of Adventure Canada’s summer/fall itineraries could be the ticket. And don’t worry, there is plenty of good food, too, but you can leave that dinner tux at home. Do bring good hiking boots, wet gear, enthusiasm and the ability to be flexible. That’s because Adventure Canada’s itineraries are based in northern climes where ice, PASSENGERS on Zodiac rafts enter the mouth of 60-million-year-old Fingal’s Cave on the tiny Isle of winds and tides can play Staffa in the Hebrides. The cave was formed when lava cooled quickly from 200 degrees Celsius. havoc with best-laid plans.

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Original itineraries are sure to be modified at least once a cruise, but expedition leaders never fail to come up with equally good alternatives. Eventually we must leave the cave, and our Zodiac driver takes us for a spin around Staffa, devoid of humans but inhabited by thousands of birds. They nest in craggy niches, dive into the surrounding waters and soar above us, riding the ever-present wind. We see fulmar; meadow pippet; great black-backed gull; shag; great skua (bonxie); black guillemot (tystie); gannet; peregrine falcon; guillemot and my favorite, puffins. The birders on our raft love it, especially those working to add checks to their life lists. Me? I take in the awesome scene as a whole, thinking about all that happens in nature even when no one is there to see it.

Later in the day, our Zodiac lands on the nearby island of Iona, population 170. The attractions here are the restored abbey built by St. Columba, an Irish monk revered for bringing Christianity to Scotland in the 6th century; the ruins of a convent founded in 1200; some mysterious graves, and four ancient crosses. Amazingly, the St. Martin’s Cross, which dates between 750 and 800, is whole and standing where it was created The nearby cemetery and a sizable unmarked, grassy mound is said to hold the remains of Macbeth and more than 40 other kings of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Norway. “Have archeologists verified this?” I ask our guide, one of the 170 island residents. “No,” she says. “I don’t think they really want to find out if this is true.”

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Local doctor on the cutting edge of ED treatment OCEANSIDE — Many men who suffer from erectile dysfunction don’t seek treatment for a variety of reasons. Some have tried remedies like pills or injections and they didn’t work or had too many side effects. Others feel embarrassment surrounding the condition and have resigned to living with it. Dr. Wendell Perry of NuPhase Health Solutions is a leading local expert on ED and works exclusively with patients using a stateof-the-art treatment in a setting designed for maximum comfort. “Whether or not you have tried all of the other ED remedies, you owe it to yourself and your partner to see if NuPhase Health Solutions’ Acoustic Wave Therapy is a fit for you,” Dr. Perry said. “We are the

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Loden at Olivenhain luxury estate homes to debut in Encinitas Woodbridge Pacific Group (WPG) will introduce Loden at Olivenhain with the Summer 2019 opening of an on-site preview gallery at Dove Song Way and Desert Rose Way in Encinitas. Interested shoppers can review all designs and reserve their first choice now, ahead of model home opening later this year. Pricing is anticipated from the $1.4 millions. Loden at Olivenhain will include just 16 luxury estates on home sites of 9,000 to more than 26,000 square feet. Adjacent to Rancho Santa Fe, this exclusive enclave features 7 unique floorplan configurations with up to 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, in designs that provide approximately 3,100 to 4,500 square feet of living space. Both single-level and two-story designs are offered, with views orienting

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Longtime Del Mar employee bids beach farewell after nearly five decades on the job By Lexy Brodt

DEL MAR — After 47 years of wrangling loose pets, looking after the local beaches, and enforcing the city’s parking regulations, Eric Sandy is retiring from his long-held post in Del Mar. The Cardiff resident and now former parking enforcement lieutenant worked for the city longer than any other employee. And although his stand-out memories are countless (“only a few hundred,” he said), Sandy said the highlight of his career, the reason he has opted to stay in Del Mar for over four decades, has been the people. “More than anything it’s the people I work with — an incredible group of talented, hardworking, personable, professional people,” said Sandy, whose last day of work was July 9. Sandy’s legacy in Del Mar began in the early


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1970s, when then Del Mar lifeguard Jack Ross recommended Sandy pursue a part-time position as an animal regulation and beach enforcement officer. In Sandy’s recollection, his response was something along the lines of: “as long as I get to hang out on the beach and get paid for it.” What might have been a joke at the time transformed into a decades-long commitment to the city. When Sandy took on the then “temporary” position with the Lifeguard Department, his title could be described as a “spinoff” from your average lifeguard, patrolling the beaches and returning lost dogs to their rightful owners. “It was very low-key, very personable,” he said. The versatility of the position ensured that Sandy was “doing a little bit of everything,” helping out the lifeguards with rescues or riding along with the Fire Department during a brush fire. It also guaranteed that he has no shortage of eyebrow-raising, knee-slapping stories about his years in the city, whether collecting stray rattlesnakes from the beach after a flash flood or wrangling a cow that managed to float downstream and end up in a neighbor’s yard. And as the Community Services Department expanded, so did Sandy’s responsibilities. Over the years, he transitioned into more of a law and parking enforcement role — later overseeing more than a dozen enforcement officers. Sandy’s modus operandi as an enforcement officer was to maintain a Nicholas Gardner of San Marcos, in the computer science program Justin Vaughn of Carlsbad, is in the game design and development program. Kyra Ayala of San Marcos, in the 3D graphics technology program. Shawn Struble of Oceanside, in the software engineering program. Lindsey Mercier of Encinitas, in the medical illustration program. Kevin Li of Encinitas, in the 3D digital design program. Lin Welsh of Encinitas, in the criminal justice program. CARRIKER NAMED L’AUBERGE CHEF L’Auberge Del Mar has appointed Christopher Carriker as its new executive chef. At L’Auberge Del Mar, he will be in charge of the property’s three venues – signature restaurant KITCHEN 1540, the Living Room’s Coastline Deck and Bleu Bar. Carriker, born and raised along Puget Sound in Washington, has been working as a chef in the culinary arena for 14 years.

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fun, no-stress environment with as few confrontations as possible. “We’re a vacation destination,” he said. “That whole attitude permeates everything that we do.” As such, Sandy has developed a reputation around town for his “calm, cool and patient demeanor,” reads the city proclamation recognizing Sandy for his service. His skills with mediation eventually led him to a part-time position with the National Conflict Resolution Center, where he

continues to mediate and train others in conflict resolution. Sandy has been working at the center and in Del Mar’s Community Services Department simultaneously for the last 15 years. He will be continuing his position at the center as he leaves his job in Del Mar behind. But he’ll still be sticking around as a beach-goer. “It’s been a wonderful experience,” he said. “I’m going to be back here quite often, but not as an employee.”

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Tap along with the Toe Tappers dancing group By Samantha Taylor

VISTA — A tap dancing group based in North County is looking for more senior women in North County who want to tap their toes. The Toe Tappers is a tap dancing group comprised of senior women ranging from 57 to 80 years old, with some past members joining as young as 55 and others reaching their 90s before retiring from the group. From Escondido to Carlsbad, the women who make up the group live all over North and Inland County and meet in Vista to practice. The Toe Tappers have been performing in San Diego and Riverside Counties for 35 years. According to Manager Fran Vitek, the Toe Tappers first started as an aerobic dance class in a retirement community mobile home park amongst several residents who wanted to exercise close to home. Sometime later, a few of the women in that original group who had previous tap dancing experience started demonstrating basic tap moves to the others. “They showed you what you could do with a stepball-change and a shuffle hop,” Vitek said. “One thing led to another and the group went from a basic aerobic class to tap.” The group then started developing routines and performing for audiences, and eventually the Toe Tappers were born.

THE TOE TAPPERS are looking for more dancers. Photo courtesy of the Toe Tappers.

Today, the Toe Tappers perform for senior communities, club meetings and luncheons. The group has three seasons: its patriotic season, which includes performing numbers like “Yankee Doodle” at Memorial Day and Fourth of July celebrations; its Broadway season, which the group starts working on beginning in January and includes performances through September; and its holiday season, which takes up the end of each year for the group. “We call ourselves ‘seniors entertaining seniors,’” said Hope Malis, dance cap-

tain of the group. In addition to their dances, the tappers also put a lot of effort into their costumes. Most of the dancers have three to four costume changes throughout a show. “We dress professionally and wear glamorous costumes,” Vitek said. Currently, the group has eight members and is looking for two more to make it a 10-member group. Interested dancers should be seniors with some previous tap dancing experience. “We would certainly like to get another senior who hasn’t danced for a

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while or who is currently dancing,” Vitek said. Vitek has danced on and off throughout her life. She enrolled her daughters in lessons when they were younger, which kept her tied to the dancing world. She also occasionally took classes when time permitted. Vitek first joined the Toe Tappers in 2009 after seeing an article in the paper about the group needing dancers. She contacted them at the same time as another woman, Margaret Clive, who saw the same article. The two auditioned together and became good

friends throughout their time with the group. Many of the other women, like Vitek, also danced when they were younger but went through extended hiatuses due to raising children, career changes and other life occurrences. “I hadn’t danced for 50 years and then I went to a class and found that I could still do it,” Clive said. Malis, who is set to become the group’s choreographer once she creates her own dance material in the fall, will teach a dance to those who are interested in joining before they official-

ly audition. Malis explained that she is looking for some basic skills as well as a passion for dance in potential members. “There’s a passion for dancing that needs to be there,” Malis said. Each member also pulls her own weight behind the scenes and works together with the others to produce a show. “We’re a happy little group,” Clive said. “We are,” Vitek agreed. “We get along well.” The Toe Tappers are delighted by the reactions they get from the seniors for whom they perform. “It’s just remarkable to watch the changes come over them,” Vitek said. Vitek recalled seeing a non-verbal woman moving her hands and feet while sitting in a wheelchair in the front row of a Christmas show the group performed at a senior community in Escondido. When Vitek went to meet the woman after the show, she learned from the woman’s daughter that the woman had owned a dance studio for 40 years. She may not have been talking at 101 years old, but she was still moving along to the beat. Those who are interested in joining the Toe Tappers should contact Vitek at (760) 845-5705 or email franvitek@yahoo.com, or visit the group’s website, http://www.toetappers.org/.

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Downtown Escondido prehistory museum closes shop, plans next steps By Steve Horn

financial backing necessitating a staff which was all-volunteer except for one, caught up. After a last-minute effort to save the museum fell through, Roynon and Museum Director Jeannie Nutter decided to pull the plug. A total of $75,000 per year for five years was needed to keep the museum afloat. “Of course it tears all of our hearts out that we’re going to lose this museum in Escondido,” said Roynon. “If we could have had a benefactor come in and help us financially keep this going, that would’ve been nice, but that didn’t happen. So, we need to move on with the second best thing, which is to dispose of this

museum.” Nutter said that the Roynon Museum will sell many of its artifacts to the Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center in Riverside, California. Other assets will go up for sale at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase in early 2020. Those artifacts include ancient dinosaur eggs, bones, fossils, and other rock formations. Roynon said he felt sadness about having to leave it all behind. “It’s a very emotional thing to give up 75 years of this, but what must happen, must happen,” said Roynon. “It would’ve been nice to have a benefactor come in and give us a hand. We needed to hire another person, but we weren’t making enough money to hire another person. So, we need to close her down.” Robert Paolella, a public relations and media strategist, said he, Escondido philanthropist and business owner George Weir and Escondido City Councilman Mike Morasco have kept an open line of communication with Roynon to keep at least some of the artifacts in Escondido. “The Center for the Arts has been suggested by countless people since it’s such a fitting location,” said Paolella. “Wherever it may sit, I am working to try and get Keith on board with BONES of prehistoric animals on display at the Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology in Escondido. Photos someone who will house it publicly. That’s the best by Steve Horn

solution for everyone in Escondido to be able to continue to enjoy it.” Next up on the docket for Roynon will be a chance to fully retire and spend more time with his wife. “There are times to spend together and now we’re going to spend more time together,” said Roynon, noting that his wife is a retired teacher and both had spent significant time away from home as part of their professional endeavors. Community members also conveyed a sense of sorrow, as well as pride, about the museum shuttering. One of them is Blanca Jarquin. “My son is super sad that it was his last time there and he didn’t want to leave the museum,” she wrote in the Facebook Group Escondido Friends. “However, we were able to take tons of pics for my son to keep in his dinosaur photo album. Thank you Mr. Roynon for this amazing place that made a lot of kids like mine happy and taught them about the amazing dinosaur era.” Roynon concurred, saying the “most important thing” was the lives of children the museum touched. “The 6,000 children a year that we did run through the museum here, those children are all growing up with great remembrances of our museum,” BONES of prehistoric sabretooth cat on display at the Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology in Escondido. said Roynon.


two-hour concert is presented by Oceanside Parks and Recreation and Friends of Oceanside Parks. Pre-show entertainment starts at 5 p.m. with food and drink vendors on-site.

Beach Resort, 3075 Carls- by North Coast Repertory Theatre, the city’s first artbad Blvd., Carlsbad. ist-in-residence. The camp fee is $150. Enroll at https:// GUITAR OPEN HOUSE There will be a Youth secure.rec1.com/CA/carlsGuitar open house at bad-ca/catalog. Devine Guitar School from 9 to 10 a.m. July 20, 1224 N. SUSPENSE THRILLER Coast Highway 101, Suite North Coast Repertory 110, Leucadia. Theatre presents the San Diego premiere of “Ideation” by Aaron Loeb at 7:30 p.m. MOTOWN ON THE LAWN There will be an Out- July 22 at 987 Lomas Santa door Summer Concert July Fe Drive, Solana Beach. For 20 at the Old Mission San tickets, call (858) 481-1055 Luis Rey, 4050 Mission or visit northcoastrep.org. Ave., Oceanside, with mu- Loeb brings a dark comic sic and dancing to Motown edge to this psychological hits with The Straytones. suspense thriller. Tickets, $30 in advance at sanluisrey.org and $40 at the door, include one drink COMIC NIGHTS ticket. Table seating, $40, Tuesday Night Comics, includes a charcuterie plat- hosted by Mark Christoter. Drinks and light snacks pher Lawrence, will be at will be available for pur- 7:30 p.m. July 23 at North chase. Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite D, Solana Beach. Tickets at https://tickets.northcoasKINGS OF 88 Summer Concerts by trep.org. the Sea presents The Kings of 88, the second concert of the summer from 3 to 5 CABARET p.m. July 21 with classic We d n e s d a y s @ N o o n piano rock on the sand at present “Opera NEO CabMoonlight Beach, 400 B St., aret Preview,” from noon Encinitas. Bring blankets July 24, Encinitas Library, and beach chairs. No dogs or 540 Cornish Drive. Free. alcohol. More information The concert is a prelude to its full-scale Cabaret perat https://bit.ly/2XD5F54 formance at 7:30 p.m. July 26 and July 27. For more information, visit operaneo. MUSICAL THEATER CAMP The city of Carlsbad’s com. Cultural Arts Office is hosting a new Musical Theatre Camp for ages 12 to 14, CONCERTS AT THE COVE from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July The city of Solana 22 through July 26 at Carls- Beach and the Belly Up bad City Library, 1775 Dove Tavern host the summer Lane. The camp is being led “Concerts at the Cove” se-

ESCONDIDO — The Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology in downtown Escondido opened its doors to the public for the final time on July 6. A destination for K-12 school field trips for students throughout San Diego County and the public since opening in 2000, the museum was fueled by volunteerism and the indefatigable efforts of its namesake and founder, Keith Roynon. In his early ‘80s, Roynon had spent the past 75 years building up his collection of rare dinosaur artifacts and pieces of the prehistoric geologic record. But Father Time, and the lack of robust

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Concerts in the Parks welcomes Urban Renewal Project from 5 to 8 p.m. July 19, at Poinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road, Carlsbad. The free outdoor concert series run every Friday through Aug. 16. There will be parking and free shuttle from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane.


Drop by for a glass of wine as Bliss 101 host a showing by artist Patrick Sattley from 6 to 8 p.m. July 19 at 553 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas.


’ The Star Theatre stages "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" July 19 through July 21 and July 26 through July 28 at, 402 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Showtimes are on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets at startheatreco.com/box-office.


Oceanside presents the popular dance band, The Mardels, July 19, Rancho Del Oro Park, 4167 Avenida De La Plata, Oceanside. The

“Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle” through Sept. 15 at 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido. Admission is $12 for adults. Military and children under 12 are free. Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. ZIGGY BRINGS REGGAE Come dance to the to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 rhythm of reggae as the Del p.m., closed Monday. Mar Thoroughbred Club presents Ziggy Marley, af- FIDDLE JAM ter the last race at the SeaCalifornia State Old side Stage July 20 at the Time Fiddlers Association Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 presents the North CounJimmy Durante Blvd., Del ty 3rd Sunday Fiddle Tune Mar. Concerts are 18 & up Jam For fiddle, guitar, only and are free with track banjo, cello, upright bass admission before the start and mandolin with a Tune of the last race. Concert ad- Workshop 11:30 to noon and mission is $30 after the last a jam/potluck from noon race. to 2:30 p.m. July 21 at San Dieguito Park at Area 5 of the lower park, entrance off ‘ONE SMALL STEP’ California Center for of El Camino Real. Registhe Arts Escondido presents ter with Avery Ellisman at the Escondido Choral Arts (760) 522-8458 or avery@ on the occasion of the 50th familyfiddlecamp.com. anniversary of the NASA Moon Landing with the WRITE TO ART cantata, “One Small Step” Join the Write to Art at 7 p.m. July 20 at 340 N. Workshop from 1:30 to 3 Escondido Blvd., Escondido. p.m. July 20 at the EncinA VIP meet-and-greet with itas Library, 540 Cornish the composer, librettist, Drive, Encinitas. Learn conductors, and soloists how award-winning poets will be from 5:30 p.m. to find inspiration in visual 6:30 p.m. in the California images and craft a poem Club at the Center. Tickets for display at the library. for the concert are $24 for For more information, visadults, $10 for students and it http://bit.ly/1EqwxGF or can be purchased at the call (760) 753-7376. CCAE box office or by calling (800) 988-4253. ART ON THE GREEN Every Saturday and DEGAS UP CLOSE Sunday (weather permitThe California Cen- ting), COAL Gallery memter for the Arts, Escondido ber artists display their Center Museum announces artwork for sale on the lawn the inaugural exhibition of in front of the Carlsbad Inn







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The Foundry Artist Studios at New Village Arts present the opening receptions for Terry Lightfoot and “Dreaming Awake,” July 25 at 2787 State. St., Carlsbad. The show will run through Aug. 19.



The TGIF Concerts in the Parks lineup presents Rumba Y Soul’s salsa clásica to make your body move from 5 to 8 p.m. July 26 at Calavera Hills Community Park, 2997 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad. Parking and free shuttle: Sage Creek High School, 3900 Cannon Road


Música En La Plaza presents Bulevar Descaega at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and sponsored by Mission Federal Credit Union, from 7 to 10 p.m. July 26 at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. The series will bring live music, dancing, tacos and tequila to the California Center for the Arts.


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