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Concerts of RSF readies for new season By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe recently announced its lineup of performers for its upcoming season. Ranch residents and those in neighboring communities have begun to purchase their season tickets for the first show premiering on Sept. 29. On stage for the 20172018 season are acclaimed performers 3 Redneck Tenors, Two on Tap, Side Street Strutters and The Four Freshman. According to Gail Kendall, who is serving her sixth year as the president of Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe, attendees will be thrilled with the new season. “Each season gets a Jake Eastwood, a youth adaptive surfer from Seattle, with pro surfer Rob Machado at the June 24 Switchfoot Bro-Am, which delittle more special because buted competitive adaptive surfing at its 13th annual beach bash in Encinitas. Story on Page 17. Photo by Waterworkmedia the artists themselves are finding out how advantageous it is for them because there are approximately 90 concert groups similar to us across the nation,” Kendall said. “Live on Stage is By Christina Macone-Greene One of those revisions to year’s election.” our agency, and they book According to Whalen, RANCHO SANTA FE the bylaws was lowering the these artists.” the Association received — The Rancho Santa Fe As- quorum number. Every summer, Kendsociation tallied up its votes The RSF Association 1,061 ballots. It needed 587 all travels to Nashville to during a special meeting placed a significant amount ballots to achieve a quorum, select musical performers confirming that its required of effort spreading the word and it received 612 ballots for the next season. While quorum was reached. about the urgency to vote, toward this. Community Concerts of While more than 1,000 On June 13, results of and its Covenant members Rancho Santa Fe is competwere received, Whalen the May Covenant-wide reacted. ing with roughly 90 groups, vote, as well as the uncon“We were thrilled that shared how that number Kendall said it is because of tested board election, re- we had enough votes to was two ballots per home. their donor base that they vealed that Rick Sapp and have a successful and valid However, only one ballot are receiving their top first Stephen Dunn secured election,” said RSF Associ- per property could count tochoices of performers. their board seats. ation Covenant Administra- ward the quorum. Kendall shared while “We exceeded the quoIn addition to electtor and Assistant Manager they sometimes offer a clasing two new board mem- Christy Whalen. “We were rum requirement, and I sical music performance, bers who will begin their able to achieve a quorum, think it shows that people the nonprofit does not three-year terms at the and that was due to the are invested in their comconcentrate solely on this genre of music since it is Rick Sapp and Stephen Dunn officially took their board of director seats July 6 monthly meeting, the great response we had from munity, and they care about amendments to the Associ- our members who partici- issues,” Whalen said. “We at the RSF Association on July 6 at the monthly board meeting. ation’s bylaws also passed. pated in full force in this have a great membership.” TURN TO CONCERTS ON 8 Photo by Christina Macone-Greene


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Jaffe reflects on his first year with the RSF School District By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — While the school year has officially ended, Superintendent David Jaffe relishes on an outstanding first year with R. Roger Rowe and looks forward to the ways he can make 20172018 even better. When Jaffe became superintendent in August 2016, he already knew he’d be impressed with the Rancho Santa Fe School District. However, it wasn’t until he served his role that the district exceeded his expectations. The environment of the first year afforded Jaffe the chance to get to know a whole new group of people, understand what inspires them and then find ways to identify how he could help support the organization. Jaffe calls the Rancho Santa Fe School District incredibly special. The district has given Jaffe the opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity while being a part of the community. When he stepped into his role last summer, he was already aware how well the Rancho Santa Fe District performed academically. “I didn’t have the intention to come in and change things around immediately. It was about spending a

year’s time to get to know the organization, its history and then defining the direction that we go,” Jaffe said. “What I’ve come to find in this role is that I have an incredibly talented staff, and I’d like to give them the opportunity to grow in the work that they do. I have a supportive parent population that will do really anything for this school.” While working to provide the best education for R. Roger Rowe children, Jaffe noted how imperative it was to create a culture where the students felt comfortable and were a part of it. Looking ahead, Jaffe shared that he wants the stakeholders in the school to be part of a self-evaluation process starting in the fall, which will include the creation of action plans and action goals regarding instruction such as math and the language arts curriculums. “When we go through and evaluate our programs, and we set a direction in the course and moving forward, it’s that we do it together,” he said. “I’m really excited about engaging our community in the process and developing that community culture where parents and teachers feel comfortable working to-

Council approves traffic calming along Willowspring, Cerro By Aaron Burgin

David Jaffe took over as RSF School District superintendent in August 2016. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

gether. “For those parents whose children are starting their kindergarten education at R. Roger Rowe, and it’s their first child through education, take a deep breath, trust the school to help guide you, and be involved. And for those who are coming from other places, regardless of where they

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come from and regardless of which year they come, the moment they step onto the campus, they’re part of our school, and they’re part of the family here.” While that is still weeks away, Jaffe said he wants everyone to take the summer to rejuvenate, be a family and enjoy each other.

ENCINITAS — Neighbors living in the New Encinitas communities along Willowspring Drive and Cerro Street who have for years implored the council to slow traffic along the streets will at long last receive the relief. The City Council voted unanimously on June 28 to install 47 speed-slowing devices known as “speed cushions” along the two busy neighborhood streets, part of a pilot program the city hopes will allow it to respond faster to community calls for traffic calming. “This pilot program is the best option towards trying to find a solution,” Councilman Joe Mosca said. Several neighbors came to the council meeting to urge the council to approve the project, which was on the consent calendar agenda — a list of items that the council typically approves without discussion. Many of the neighbors had been fighting for traffic calming since as early as 2011, when they formally started the city’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program process. According to city information, drivers heavily use Cerro and Willowspring as cut-through streets to avoid

traffic on El Camino Real and Encinitas Boulevard and travel at speeds much faster than the 25-miles-perhour neighborhood speed limits. More than 2,580 cars traverse Cerro at an average of 37 miles per hour each day, and 4,000 drivers use Willowspring traveling at speeds more than 35 miles per hour. The city’s traffic management plan requires 67 percent of an effected neighborhood to endorse a traffic-calming plan by signing the petition in support of it. In the case of the Willowspring-Cerro traffic fix, that meant 67 percent of 1,345 parcel owners — a daunting task for proponents. They failed, as most of the parcel owners did not respond to the petitions circulated. The approved plan calls for the city to install the speed cushions along both streets and an all-way stop sign at the intersection of both streets. According to the staff report, the plan will cost about $90,000 and be put in place by February. City staff will conduct traffic studies along both streets and several adjacent streets three months and six months after the installation to determine the plan’s effectiveness.


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Opinion & Editorial

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Newsom loses ‘sure thing’ standing California focus By Thomas D. Elias

Poll shows San Diegans value water for life By Mark Muir

As we enter the peak water-use months of summer and early fall, it’s worth taking a moment to assess the value of this resource that is often taken for granted. After all, water makes everything possible in this semi-arid region, from baseball fields and microbrews to biotech and backyard gardens. We recently asked 1,000 county residents what they thought about the value of water as part of the San Diego County Water Authority’s long-running series of public opinion polls. On an unaided basis, two-thirds of respondents (67 percent) said they considered water a good or excellent value. That’s pretty impressive – but it gets better. A follow-up question asked respondents to estimate how much, on average, municipal tap water costs per gallon in the San Diego region. A majority (53 percent) is unsure; 34 percent believe it costs more than 26 cents per gallon. After being told that the true retail cost of municipal tap water in the San Diego region is about a penny per gallon, the number of respondents who perceive it be an excellent or good value increased to 76 percent. Indeed, after all these years helping to safeguard the region’s water supplies, I still find it amazing that we can deliver safe and reliable water supplies at such a modest cost even though we live at the literal end of the pipeline in a region with few natural water resources. That’s a testament to foresight and perseverance of past and current water agency leaders and employees who have developed world-class water fa-

The true retail cost of municipal tap water in the San Diego region is about a penny per gallon; the number of respondents who perceive it be an excellent or good value increased to 76 percent. Courtesy photo

cilities for our region. Our latest public opinion poll shows that San Diegans strongly support what the Water Authority and its 24 member agencies have done. For instance, there continues to be overwhelming community approval of the Water Authority’s regional water supply diversification strategy, which includes securing independent supplies from the Colorado River, helping to develop the nation’s largest seawater desalination plant, and supporting efforts by our member agencies to develop potable reuse. Nearly eight in 10 respondents (79 percent) support that strategy. It’s also telling that the county’s water supply is widely seen as reliable, with 83 percent of respondents characterizing it as somewhat or very reliable. Additionally, 80 percent of respondents have a positive outlook on San Diego County’s water supply, believing it is improving (41

percent) or holding steady (39 percent). And I’m pleased to report significant community support for using water efficiently, with 81 percent of respondents strongly or moderately agreeing that doing so is their civic duty. More than nine in 10 respondents (92 percent) predict they will use less (33 percent) or about the same (59 percent) volume of water in 2017 as they did in 2016, even though drought conditions are over for the time being. That tells me we are on the right track in San Diego County – investing in longterm water supply reliability while at the same time making the most of every drop. To learn more about the Water Authority’s 2017 public opinion poll, go to sdcwa.org. Mark Muir chairs the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Water Authority.

For a long time, it seemed Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s unspoken (at least publicly) agreement with Sen. Kamala Harris would bear the fruit he intended — inauguration about 17 months from now as governor of California. The early-2015 understanding between the two San Francisco Democrats, both with campaigns managed by the same San Francisco political consulting firm, was this: To avoid a brutal fight over the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Barbara Boxer, Newsom would stay out of the 2016 Senate race and concentrate on running for governor two years later. And so, with help from the SCN Strategies firm headed by longtime San Francisco consultant Ace Smith, Harris won Boxer’s old seat in a cakewalk. Meanwhile, Newsom took the early lead in the run for governor, becoming the first to declare his candidacy, raising millions of early dollars and running far ahead of everyone else in the first polls. Newsom hoped to make his move to the governor’s office seem as inevitable as Harris’ accession from San Francisco district attorney to state attorney general to the Senate. Essentially, he hoped to scare away most serious competition just as Harris did. The former San Francisco mayor began issuing press releases cum fundraising appeals every time any significant news story occurred. His anti-Donald Trump posts are as frequent as they are predicable. Early polls showed him with double-digit leads over all other potential candidates, emphasis on the “potential,” because no one else declared for the race until this spring. But now several others have. They are out gathering both money and support — apparently at least in part at Newsom’s expense. In fact, anytime he looks back these days, Newsom sees someone gaining on him. Most prominent is former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Like Newsom, Villaraigosa must overcome a history of womanizing, but with previous candidates like President Trump and ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger winning office despite their own similar peccadillos, this may not prove as big a problem as it might have in previous eras. In this year’s first version of the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Stud-

ies poll, successor to the usually reliable Field Poll, Newsom ran 11 points ahead of Villaraigosa, with 28 percent support to Villaraigosa’s second-place 11. Just two months later, in May, Villaraigosa had closed that gap to a mere five points, with Newsom still leading, but by only 22 percent to 17. In short, Villaraigosa, not yet in hyperactive campaign mode and still holding onto the bulk of his campaign cash, gained as much backing as was lost by the very active Newsom, who saw a loss of almost onefourth of his prior support. State Treasurer John Chiang, a former two-term state controller, had 5 percent in both polls, holding steady. Republican businessman John Cox’s backing dropped by half, from 18 percent to 9, perhaps because his support for an initiative creating a 12,000-member state Legislature received significant publicity in the interim. Many GOP voters moved over to support the new candidacy of former Republican Assemblyman David Hadley of Torrance, who drew 8 percent. It’s uncertain how the early-summer entry of conservative Republican Orange County Assemblyman and surfer Travis Allen might affect this race. Cox and Hadley are little known to most voters, so the best guess is that their total of about 17 percent poll support consisted of solid Republicans determined not to vote for a Democrat so long as any GOP hopeful is still breathing. Drawing even less support was Democratic former state Schools Superintendent Delaine Eastin. Put her voters into the Villaraigosa column, where they could end up if she eventually sees she has little chance and pulls out, and the race is almost even at the top level. This picture could change a lot when Chiang begins spending the millions he’s raised so far, but no one knows whether he will take support from either Newsom or Villaraigosa, or win over some of the undecided, who currently make up nearly 30 percent of voters. It’s far too early to call Newsom’s scarethem-off strategy a bust. But so far, no one looks intimidated. So unless Republican San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer gets in, prospects are for a very tight primary race likely to produce a Democrats-only runoff election next fall. Elias is author of the current book “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” now available in an updated third edition. His email address is tdelias@aol.com

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LIFELONG LEARNING Girl Scouts - 100 Years & Going Strong, plus World Chocolate Day will be the topics for lifelong learning group, LIFE Lectures at MiraCosta College starting at 1 p.m. July 7, at the college’s Oceanside campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. #1000. Purchase a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot 1A, and park in lots 1A or 1B. Visit miracosta.edu/life or call (760) 7572121, ext. 6972.


SPOT ON PET DAY Bring your pets and join La Costa Animal Hospital and Gelson’s for Pet Awareness Day, a fundraiser benefitting Saving Pets One at a Time (SPOT) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8 in the Gelson’s parking lot, 7660 El Camino Real, at the corner of El Camino Real and La Costa Avenue. For more information, email mail@ lacostavet.com or call (760) 944-1266. GIVE BLOOD The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA is hosting a Mobile Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8, in the parking lot, 200 Saxony Road, Encinitas. To schedule an appointment, call (619) 469-7322 or visit SanDiegoBloodBank.org. Another site to donate blood that

T he R ancho S anta F e News day will be at VG Donuts from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 106 Aberdeen Drive, Cardiffby-the-Sea. FRIENDS GATHER The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group, for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities, will walk at Buena Vista Park with lunch to follow at Wasabi Japanese Cuisine, Vista on July 8, meet and have a potluck at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Oceanside on July 9 and gather for happy hour and dinner at Casa Sol y Mar, Del Mar on July 11. Reservations are required, at (858) 674-4324. DEMOCRATS LOOK TO NEXT ELECTION Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. July 8 at the Conference Center in Lake San Marcos, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, for a candidate forum for the mid-term congressional election. Meet the candidates and get to know them. For directions, call (760) 752-1035 or email president@lsmdem. org. OTL HITS THE SAND The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC) is calling all players and beachgoers to its annual Over-the-Line (OTL) tournament from 7:30 a.m. until sunset July 8 and July 9 and July 15 and July 16 at Fiesta Island on Mission Bay. For general inquiries, contact info@ombac.org. KEEPING DOGS SAFE Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs will be held July 8 in Escondido,

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tures are for sale to fundraise. To view sculptures on display, visit SDBGarden. org/sculpture.htm. Entry to the gardens is $14 for adults; $10 for seniors, students, active military; and JULY 9 GIRLS’ ROCK ‘N’ $8 for children ages 3-12. ROLL CAMP Register now for the Rock n’ Roll JULY 13 Camp for Girls San Diego FLICKS AT FOUNfrom 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., TAIN The Carlsbad VilJuly 24 through July 28 at lage Association Flicks at the San Diego Performing the Fountain, will screen Arts Center (SDPAC), 4579 “Beauty and the Beast” Mission Gorge Place, San at dusk, or around 8 p.m. Diego, a weeklong empow- July 6 at the corner of State erment summer camp for Street and Grand Avenue in girls ages 8 to 17. Campers Carlsbad. form bands, write an origSOLANA BEACH’S inal song, learn an instru- FUTURE A public scopment and perform live at ing meeting will be held at the House of Blues San Di- 6 p.m. July 13 at the City ego on July 29. Tuition for Council Chambers, 635 S. the camp is $375 per camp- Highway 101, Solana Beach, er. For more information, as the city of Solana Beach visit rockcampforgirlssd. initiates the preparation of an Environmental Impact org. Report for the following the proposed Residential Care JULY 11 COLONIAL RE- Facility Specific Plan ProjSEARCH Computer Gene- ect. A detailed description alogy Group will meet at of the proposed improve9:15 a.m. July 11 in Carls- ments is provided in the bad City Council Cham- Initial Study. A ballot meabers, 1200 Carlsbad Vil- sure for the proposed Spelage Drive, to hear Hal cific Plan and General Plan Horricks speak on Colonial Amendment must be apResearch. For information, proved by a majority of the call (760) 754-2326, email city’s residents. GUIDE DOGS Oceanselledge@juno.com or visit ide Public Library welthe NSDCGS.org. comes Mark Carlson author of “Confessions of a Guide JULY 12 GARDEN SCULP- Dog: The Blonde Leading TURES Visit the Sculpture the Blind” at 11 a.m. July in the Garden exhibit at 13 at the Mission Branch LiSan Diego Botanic Garden, brary Community Room, at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The 3861 Mission Ave., Oceanscollection of more than 50 ide. GENEALOGY OPEN works created by 30 artists are placed throughout the HOUSE North San Diego gardens. All of the sculp- County Genealogical Soci-

jULY 7, 2017 ety and Georgina Cole Library invite the public to an Open House, 5 to 7 p.m. July 13, in the Community Room of Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. Tour Cole Library’s renowned Genealogy Collection, learn about the history and mission of the society, discover how to get involved with events and committees, meet the member and share your stories and enjoy refreshments. No reservations required. For information, call 760-434-2931. MUSIC THROUGH GRIEF Hope Bereavement Center presents a six-week Music Therapy Group, “Music Worx Through Grief,” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 13 through Aug. 17 at the Hospice of North Coast, 2525 Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad. Cost is $20. Register at hospicenorthcoast.org or call (760) 431-4100.


CHINO HOSTS VEGAN CHEF RSVP now to adele@goodearthgreatchefs.com to be part of the presentation and book-signing at the Chino Farm with Jean-Christian Jury, author of “Vegan: The Cookbook,” from 10:30 a.m. July 16 at 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. After suffering heart problems, which Jury attributed to his schedule and diet, he began the study of raw and vegan food and embraced this new diet. In 2007, he opened his first vegan restaurant in

Berlin, La Mano Verde. The event is free. Instagram: chinofarms. CONCERT IN PARK The city of Oceanside hosts Concert in the Park at 5 p.m. July 14 at Rancho Del Oro Park, 4701 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, with Greg Douglas Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a low beach chair or blanket. For questions about Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs, visit oceansiderec.com, call (760) 435-5041, or visit Facebook at “Oceanside Parks & Recreation.”


FLICKS AT THE FOUNTAIN The Carlsbad Village Association’s Flicks at the Fountain kicks off the free summer series at dusk July 6 in the State Street and Grand Avenue parking lot, with “The Secret Life of Pets.” Bring your own chairs and snacks every Thursday through Aug. 24. YOU SCREAM, ICE CREAM Tickets are on sale now for The Vista Historical Society’ annual Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social on July 15, at the Vista Historical Museum at Rancho Minerva, 2317 Old Foothill Drive, Vista. The event will be held on the patio of the museum, at San Clemente Avenue across Foothill Drive from Rancho Minerva Middle School. Cost is $3 for children 10 and under and $5 for each adult, for unlimited ice cream, root beer floats and soft drinks. For tickets, call (760) 6300444 or email vhm67@1882. sdcoxmail.com.

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Hikers’ challenge covers five trails

Rancho Santa Fe Attack Soccer players and alumni gather as the club honored players for their commitment to the club and the sport. Courtesy photo

Top awards presented to RSF players RANCHO SANTA FE — Graduates and former players for the Rancho Santa Fe Attack Soccer were honored at the R. Roger Rowe School in the Performing Arts Center. On hand to recognize these players were Director of Coaching Malcolm Tovey and Assistant Director of Coaching Nate Hetherington. Those being honored were recognized for their commitment to the club in that they played competitively for Attack for a minimum of five consecutive years. At the reception, players who had been with the club as long as 11 consecutive years were given special plaques commemorating their achievement. “In this diverse environment where there are

many soccer organizations, having this many who have remained faithful to the club shows that Attack has been able to fulfill their goal of developing players and providing them with the opportunity to play at the highest level,” said Tovey. Many of the players, both graduating and returning, are continuing their soccer career playing at the collegiate level. “This was Attack’s first annual awards event, so we had some catching up to do,” said Marilee Pacelli, director of League Operations. “In addition to our graduating class of seniors, we honored past graduates going back to 2015.” Two other scholarship awards were also given at the event which brought together players, their

families and their past coaches. The Boyd N Lyon Memorial Scholarship was given to 2017 San Dieguito Academy senior Jonathan Sabouri. Sabouri will be attending the University of California San Diego and playing for the Tritons this fall. The winners of the Saul Resendiz Scholarship are Orange Glen High School grads Robert Guerrero Escobedo and David Linares. The scholarship was established by Resendiz’s family in memory of Saul, who played with Attack for nine years. To donate to the Boyd N Lyon Scholarship or the Saul Resendiz Scholarship, contact the Rancho Santa Fe Attack Soccer Office at (760) 479-1500.

DEL MAR — The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has issued a Coast-to-Crest Trail Challenge to hikers and bikers, to explore some of San Dieguito River Park’s spots along the Coast to Crest Trail. From July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, participants must complete five designated hikes, in any order, on their own time. The conservancy will be leading guided hikes starting at 9 a.m. throughout the year for those who want to join them, at each of the listed trails: • July 8, 2017, Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve • Sept. 23, 2017, San Dieguito Lagoon and River Path Del Mar • Nov. 11, 2017, Del Dios Gorge • Jan. 20, 2018, Bernardo Mountain Summit Trail • Feb. 24, 2018, Clevenger Canyon South Trail There is a designated “selfie” spot on each trail where people must take a photo as evidence they completed the hike. Once they’ve completed all five hikes, they will email all their selfies to sdrvc@sdrvc.org for verification. Everyone who successfully completes the challenge will receive a special certificate and decal, 20 percent off coupon from REI and $10 in Adventure Bucks from Adventure 16 — plus bragging rights for accomplishing five cool outdoor adventures! The first 50 people to complete the challenge will receive a 30th anniversary edition conservancy cooling towel. Enthu-

‘Walkability’ of El Camino Real assessed By Aaron Burgin

ENCINITAS — A group of more than two dozen people gathered at noon on June 27 for a walk along El Camino Real. The June 27 walk was not for leisure — the Encinitas City Council and various stakeholders were on what is known as a “walk audit,” a tour of the street to assess how accessible it is for pedestrians and bicyclists. The information gathered and the subsequent presentation that evening could eventually pave the way for an overhaul of the city’s primary north-south thoroughfare, on which more than 40,000 vehicles travel per day. “For me, it was an excellent afternoon,” said Deputy Mayor Tony Kranz, who has been a chief advocate for improved bicycle and pedestrian circulation throughout the city. “I looked down at my Fitbit and it said I walked 7,000 steps, and while I was hoping it would get to 10,000 steps, they were all very

important steps.” Currently, the 2-mile stretch between Leucadia and Encinitas boulevards is a hodgepodge of strip shopping centers that don’t connect, and a street profile that ranges from unfriendly to perilous for motorists, city officials said. Consultant Dan Burden, the director of innovation and inspiration at Blue Zones — a firm that has led several pedestrian-centric street transformations — debriefed the council on the various tools at the city’s disposal to change the street. “I think you are going to become a model for the entire region, and I’m excited that you are taking these steps,” Burden said. Some of these suggestions could be implemented quickly, such as colorized bike lanes, setting a target speed along the street of 35 miles per hour and adding mid-block crossings with signals that alert motorists of the presence of pedestrians. Others, however, would take longer pro-

cesses and buy-in from property owners along the stretch, including creating pedestrian connections between the various shopping centers, linkages between the centers and neighborhoods, expanding sidewalks for added tree plantings, changing the city code to include more mixed-use designations along El Camino Real and creating incentives for property owners to transform their properties accordingly. Burden told the council that making the changes would not only make the street safer for non-motorists, but would create a much more inviting destination for shoppers coming on all modes of transportation — which would be a boon for the businesses. The council members voiced their commitment to addressing some of the short-term issues, such as additions to the city code that would accommodate pedestrian connections of the centers and wider sidewalks as development comes in.

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Country Friends looking forward to Art of Fashion show RANCHO SANTA FE — Top international designers and luxury retailers to be showcased on Sept. 14 when The Country Friends presents the 2017 Art of Fashion in partnership with South Coast Plaza. The runway show, which celebrates South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary, also will include the latest looks from the fall/winter collections of Roberto Cavalli, Brunello Cucinelli, M Missoni, Weekend Max Mara, The Webster and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe again serves as the venue for this annual homage to fall, fashion and philanthropy. The event, chaired by Maggie Bobileff

and Denise Hug, honors entrepreneur and philanthropist Jenny Craig, and benefits more than 40 San Diego County charities. Fox 5 Anchor Kathleen Bade will emcee. The event begins with a Moët & Chandon Champagne reception, light bites from the French Gourmet and a “red carpet” photo lounge followed by the Art of Fashion runway show. After the show, guests will gather on The Inn’s Croquet Lawn for a festive luncheon, created by Executive Chef Casey Thompson, a “Top Chef” alumna. The Art of Fashion concludes with the South Coast Plaza Social, an opportunity to shop the center’s mini-bou-

tiques while sampling Spa Girl Cocktails, chocolate and cheese. The 2017 Art of Fashion Committee includes: Donna Ahlstrom, Roberta Arzola, Sage Billick, Elaine Becerra, Maggie Bobileff, Jaime Cage, Chris Carlisle, Marci Cavanaugh, Terri Chivetta, Deb Cross, Chris Epstein, Myrna Everett, Erika Fetter, Samantha Fleming, Rebecca Franks, Lisa Greer, Alexandra Harbushka, Rosemary Harbushka, Lorraine Hennessy, Erika Horn, Denise Hug, Betsy Jones, Susie Jones, Erin Kaminksi, Yvette Letourneau, Tamara Lafarga-Joseph, Andrea Naversen, Suzanne Newman, Virginia Orchard, Mia S. Park, Beata

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Execs share faith and success RANCHO SANTA FE — The Village Church of Rancho Santa Fe is hosting a free career-building event July 30, open to everyone from age 15 to 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Village Church campus. The church will host entrepreneurs and industry leaders sharing stories of how they practice their Christian faith in the workplace and advice on landing a job. The event is part of the church’s new Faith and Work Initiative featuring members of the congregation reaching out to the next generation of leaders. “Today’s job market is so competitive that young adults need to focus on preparing for a career while still in high school,” said Rev. Neal Presa. “The Village Church can respond to that need by leveraging the professional richness our congregation provides.”

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accomplish this,” Kendall said. “On the educational side, we want to educate people about the music, and we do that with our outreach programs by going to our local schools.” Kendall pointed out that MiraCosta College was included this year and chose the Four Freshman. Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe pays for the artists to attend a school, play a 45-minute concert, and take part in a Q&A session. Kendall reported that ticket sales for the 20172018 are strong. “I’m excited to say that looking through all of the people who have subscribed there are just a ton of new names,” she said. Ticket prices for all four concerts are priced at $225 per person whereas single show prices are $75 each. For more information about the Community Concerts of RSF 2017 -2018 series including ticket purchase, visit CCRSF.org.

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Battling the opioid epidemic — the all-natural way COAST CITIES — Adam Goodson, a San Diego native, drives from Los Angeles to the NAD Treatment Center, nestled in the heart of Hillcrest, to help patients recover from addiction. He specializes in neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), which unlocks the subconscious patterns and beliefs that trap people in the addiction cycle. During Goodson’s last visit to the NAD Treatment Center, he gave “Ashley,” a patient at the time, four sessions of NLP. Motivated to start a new chapter in sobriety, Ashley traveled all the way from Alaska, not just to help herself, but to be a better mother for her children waiting back home. After trying several different rehabilitation and detoxification programs, she said that she never felt as good as she did from the NAD treatment and has had no reason to use again. “I think the combination of that (NLP) and the NAD takes it to another level,” said Ashley on her ninth day of NAD therapy. “NLP is working with your subconscious and that’s where we keep a lot of our suppressed thoughts.” For many who are caught in the whirlpool of substance abuse, releasing the shame and guilt of using, let alone facing the symptoms of withdrawal, is like trying to sail in a hurricane. Lightning bolts of physical pain and waves of emotional turmoil come from all directions and there is no light to fight your way out. Even after the waters have calmed and the wind has died, it’s difficult to navigate how to move forward. For younger opioid users, the storm is all they know. The uncertainty of a fresh start and adopting a new lifestyle is a daunting fear. A weight so heavy on your chest it crushes your insides and physically prevents you from taking a step forward. The best first step to recovery starts with the innovative approach toward addiction by combining

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man Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Tickets at the door. $5 adult / $1 child. For more information, contact New Village Know something that’s going Arts: info@newvillagearts. org or (760) 433-3245. on? Send it to calendar@ coastnewsgroup.com TICKET UP FOR AUGUST FESTIVAL Early JULY 7 ELEMENTS ROCK Bird discounted tickets ART WALK The Elements, are on sale now at carlsfor teenage rock band, will badmusicfestival.org perform at the Oceanside the beachside 14th annual July First Friday Art Walk, Carlsbad Music Festival with a “Stars and Arts” Aug. 25 through Aug. 27. theme from 5 to 9 p.m. July AUDITION FOR THE7 throughout downtown ATER CAMP Theater Oceanside. For more information on The Elements Camp auditions will be performance, visit TheEle- held from 3 to 5 p.m. July ments.band or follow on 8 at the Village Church Instagram at theelements. Community Theater, 6225 band and Twitter at @ Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. No appointment BandTheElements. is necessary. Call (858) NEXT BEST THING 756-2441, ext. 128 or email The Wilbury Experience, a amyz@villagechurch.org. tribute to the all-star band MEET THE ARTISTS The Traveling Wilburys of the ’80s, will perform A reception is planned from at 9 p.m. July 7 with the 5 to 7 p.m. July 8, with artPettyBreakers at the Belly ists Virginia Ann Holt and Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Grace Swanson teaming Ave. in Solana Beach. Tick- up to display hand-painted ets are $15/$17 by calling silks and gourd art in the (858) 481-8140 or online at lighted cubes in the foyer of the Encinitas Library, 540 bellyup.com. Cornish Drive, Encinitas. The show “Passion Colors JULY 8 ‘LITTLE PRINCE’ Everything,” runs through Carlsbad’s New Village Aug. 7. For more informaArts and Kids Act! present tion, call (760) 753-7376. “The Little Prince,” based Library hours are: Monon the story by Antoine de day-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to Saint-Exupery with perfor- 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, mances at 7 p.m. July 8 and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. June 9 at the Schul- noon to 5 p.m.

PUPPETRY CLASS Shadows in the Garden: Learn about puppetry and make shadow puppets 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8 with Master Puppeteer Tania Yager and Farmer Jones at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Class fee is $10 per person, ages 5 to 95. Pre-registration and pre-payment required at farmerjonesavbg@gmail. com or (760) 822-6824.


HEATHENS AT BELLY UP Band of Heathens will play at 9 p.m. July 9 at the Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. For tickets and information, visit http://bellyup.com/ or call (858) 481-9022.

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Local author releases ‘political thriller’ By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Although her debut novel was 10 years in the making, author Jenny D. Williams said she is “grateful” it took that long. “If I had tried earlier it wouldn’t have resulted in a work I’m proud of,” said Williams, a 2000 graduate of Torrey Pines High School who grew up in Solana Beach. “The Atlas of Forgotten Places,” scheduled for release July 11, was inspired by her time spent in wartorn Northern Uganda more than a decade ago. The loosely based story line began unknowingly after she graduated from the University of California Berkeley. Williams quit her job working for a book publisher in San Francisco and she and her then-boyfriend bought one-way tickets to Africa with plans to “travel until our money ran out,” she said. When that happened, the couple parted ways. Williams remained in Uganda and worked for six months as a volunteer with the Lutheran World Federation in Kitgum helping internally displaced people living in government camps. She interviewed area residents and wrote human interest stories and grant applications.

“I was just really moved by the people I was meeting,” Williams said. “I felt very strongly that these were stories that were not being told on a large scale.” That was about a dozen years ago, during peace negotiations in the midst of a lengthy civil war. “I was there during a time of relative peace,” she said. “But it was clear that two decades of war devastated the region socially and economically. I saw what happens when the fighting stops. That sort of became the seed of inspiration for the novel.” Set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and the Ugandan civil war, “The Atlas of Forgotten Places” is a story about two women from different worlds who set out to save loved ones. The story starts with a volunteer who goes missing. Some events in the novel, which Williams describes as a “political thriller,” did take place. “I wanted to tell a really good story that would give the reader a reason to want to turn the page,” she said. Williams, 34, now lives in Seattle with her husband and dog and works for Google. She holds a master’s degree from Brooklyn College in New York and has been published in magazines and

Torrey Pines High School graduate Jenny D. Williams, who grew up in Solana Beach, will release “The Atlas of Forgotten Places,” her first novel, July 11. Photo by Taylor Yoelin Photography

anthologies. Early in her writing career she said she heard “horror stories that it took 10 years or more to write a novel.” “Sometimes it’s a good thing when something takes a while to do,” she said. “I’m grateful this took so long.” Williams is scheduled to appear at the Del Mar Library for a discussion and book signing at 1:30 p.m. July 29.

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RSF Art Guild’s library exhibit Mark Lindsay can still entertain an audience

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RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Library visitors are in for a visual treat. Framing the media room is artwork created by members of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild. This rotating exhibit aims to inspire curiosity and support an artistic community. According to the co-president of the RSF Art Guild, Alison Harding, their organization was contacted and invited by Susan Appleby of the RSF Library Guild to display their artwork. Years ago, the Art Guild exhibited their artwork at the library. “Susan was instrumental in having us return,” Harding said. “The artists that show are the (RSF Art Guild) members, and the members are made up of Rancho Santa Fe residents and outlying communities.” Appleby said she is delighted to have the Art Guild be part of the library community. The current exhibit highlights 14 artists with 22 pieces of artwork including sculptures, oil and water color paintings. Artists features in the June/July exhibit are Terry Alden, Carole Dowling, Francesca Filanc, Annette Fussell,

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The RSF Library Guild invites the RSF Art Guild to take part in a rotating art exhibit. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

Jennifer Hurley, Cindy Klong, Nancy McTigue, Adela Peterson, Dale Steffen, Gale Summerfield, Margot Wallace and Cathy Wessels. New exhibits rotate every two months with the next show and reception slated for Aug. 3. While the Art Guild is delighted to have an exhibit at the library, Harding shared that their organiza-


tion is additionally searching for a new gallery to call home. Harding pointed out that one of the goals of the Art Guild, even from its inception, was to bring the visual arts to the community. While this enhances the community, the children who now visit the library are also exposed to the guild’s artwork. And by bringing it to the library

this also enhances the community. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words,” Harding said. “When we read, we’re developing images in our mind — when we paint, we’re conjuring words to understand it. At the Rancho Santa Fe Library’s charming adobe style building, we have an opportunity to house paintings and books together.”

By summer 1961, Mark Lindsay had already gotten a first taste of pop music success when “Like, Long Hair,” an instrumental song by his band, Paul Revere & The Raiders, had become a big hit in the Northwest United States and climbed into the top 30 nationally. What Lindsay didn’t have at that point was much of a grasp on live performance. That’s when he got a lesson that has served him well in a career that has gone on to last more than 50 years. His teacher, so to speak, was none other than Leon Russell. With the success of “Like, Long Hair,” Paul Revere & The Raiders were getting offers to tour, but the group was on hiatus while keyboardist Paul Revere was doing military service. So Lindsay, the Raiders’ lead singer, and the Raiders’ record label hatched a plan to hire some Los Angeles session players and tour as Paul Revere’s Raiders. “It was the best experience I could have ever had because I was this green kid from Idaho, probably 18 or 19 then,” Lindsay said.

Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, is in town July 14. Courtesy photo

“One of our first gigs was in, I think, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, somewhere in Nebraska.” The show was not going well, and after finishing a first set, Lindsay came off stage frustrated. That’s when keyboardist Russell stepped up. “At intermission, I go back and go ‘Man, this is a tough crowd. I don’t know what to do,’” Lindsay said. “Leon says ‘Look kid, when we go back after this, just give me five minutes and I’ll TURN TO LINDSAY ON 16

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Council OKs specific plan for bluff-top resort By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Council members at the June 19 meeting approved the use of a specific plan for the development of an approximately 16-acre oceanfront parcel above North Beach. Robert Green Company and Zephyr Partners, two Encinitas-based developers, are planning to transform the residential property into a bluff-top resort that will include branded villas, restaurants, meeting space, a public access park and walking trails. The Lazier family that owns the property at 929 Border Ave. was in the process of subdividing its 6.2 acres into five single-family residential lots. Zephyr cofounder Brad Termini said when he was approached by a broker to buy and develop that parcel he felt it would be “an absolute shame” to build houses and keep the site closed to the public, as it has been for nearly a century. He teamed up with Green, a luxury hotel developer, and the two are in a long-term agreement to buy the Lazier property, one lot to the north and another to the south. Because the parcels must be rezoned, several legislative changes and discretionary permits must be approved. Land use modifications require community plan and local coastal program

Del Mar City Council members will allow a development team to use a specific plan to transform three bluff-top residential parcels above North Beach into an oceanfront villa resort. Courtesy photo

amendments and a new zoning map. All three actions mandate action by the Planning Commission, City Council and California Coastal Commission and are subject to environmental review. Also needed are Design Review Board, coastal development and land conservation permits. Zoning changes can be made using one of two methods. A sequential process would initially create a new zoning chapter that could not contain any devi-

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with neighbors and stakeholders and conduct three public workshops. The latter would be in addition to the one mandated citizens’ participation program (CPP) meeting. Zephyr and Green held a CPP event May 6 and another May 13, although the second was not required. Additionally, interim presentations to the Planning Commission and Design Review Board are proposed to elicit early feedback during the process. The city is in the process of updating its policy for specific plans, but the developers sought approval before the changes are adopted because environmental reviews will require data collection during the San Diego County Fair and summer thoroughbred race

meet and they didn’t want to wait until 2018 to gather that information. “Clearly a specific plan is the right way to process a proposal of this scope and magnitude,” Councilman Dwight Worden said. Councilman Dave Druker, who opposed the approval in the 4-1 vote, disagreed. He said an ad hoc committee of residents should be formed and a public vote should be required not only for Del Mar Resort, as this project is being called, but for all large developments. “I believe that it’s important that we do have a citizens’ committee involved in this,” Druker said. “This is a major project. This is going to have major impact on the city, major impact on Solana Beach.” He said having an advi-

sory committee to guide the process “would propel the developer and the city to do a much better job and much quicker job.” “I also believe this should go to a vote of the people,” he added. “This is ... changing residential to commercial. If it’s a good project it will sail through. If it’s a bad project it will not. ... That’s the way Del Mar works.” Del Mar used the specific plan process for L’Auberge Del Mar, Del Mar Plaza, Garden Del Mar and the ongoing Watermark Del Mar development. Druker said voters approved the first two, but by narrow margins, because “they were kind of done ... in the backroom.” Garden Del Mar, which was never built, “passed overwhelmingly because it was not done in a backroom environment,” Druker said. “It was done in front of the public.” After the project, proposed on an old gas station site on the corner of Camino del Mar and 10th Street, was approved in the 2008 election, a steering committee was formed to work with the developer. Druker blamed the lack of that type of advisory group for the slow progress of Watermark, a multifamily project slated for a vacant lot at the intersection of Jimmy Durante Boulevard and San Dieguito Drive. “This is one of the tools that we need to have in our quiver so that we can ... have a whole lot better input beyond Planning Commission and CPP,” Druker said. His colleagues disagreed. “I think that we have a good process of going through Planning (Commission), going through DRB, going through council with lots of opportunities for outreach along the way,” Councilwoman Ellie Haviland said. Worden said the idea of setting up a task force has merit but might not apply in every case. He said the city could add the requirement on a case-by-case basis. “I don’t think we need to impose one on each specific plan,” he said. Del Mar’s former city attorney, Worden also questioned the legality of adopting a policy that would require a vote for every development. Mayor Terry Sinnott agreed Druker’s suggestions are tools the council could use. “I would not think it’s necessary to make it a policy because ... I don’t think we should be continually expecting every project to do this kind of approach,” he said. But Druker stood his ground. “These projects are very sensitive to many of the people in Del Mar,” he said. “The concept of having a group of people that are vetting this on a regular basis is important, especially if it’s a major project.”

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Three Italian wine/dines you need to know in Las Vegas taste of wine frank mangio


ine knows no boundaries and makes no judgments or apologies. Reminds me of the three Italian restaurants I visited recently in Las Vegas. These happy-go-lucky eating places preserve the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” lifestyle in this town, where luck and good times are where it’s at. Hoping some luck would come my way, I attended a big “Money” convention at Caesars Palace, which had recently built a $550 million High Roll-

er observation wheel that goes 500 feet in the air like a Ferris wheel. The entire entertainment center is called THE LINQ and it’s directly across from Caesars Palace, with more than 40 shops and restaurants. Caesars is finally crawling out of bankruptcy dating back to the great recession and Vegas is now making more money than it did before the great recession hit in 2008. Gaming is still the largest revenue source, but hotel rooms, entertainment and restaurants are the fastest growth machine these days. Our three Italian restaurants depict the directions that restaurants with great wine lists seem to be going in Vegas: “legendary” with memories of early-day Vegas history; “authentic,” where they establish a notable reputation

in another city; and “celebrity,” when a big-name chef or entertainer spends untold millions on a restaurant in a big-name hotel. The “traditional” is Italian dining legend Piero’s, for nearly 40 years the hangout for the “Rat Pack” and modern day wannabe’s. The Rat Pack original member was Frank Sinatra and his pals like Dean Martin and Sammy Davis. Founder Freddie Glusman fit right in with the “local color,” a rich collection of Italian names or “nicknames.” He set up Piero’s into six separate rooms, which gave some of his favorite customers a certain needed privacy. “No one gets bothered in our restaurant,” he said. “I don’t care who the celebrity is or what they TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 23

Chef shares tips at RSF Senior Center


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IPALPITI ORCHESTRA Get tickets now for the iPalpiti Orchestra soloists performances July 13 through July 16 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Tickets at encinitas.tix.com. Performers include Peter Mezo (Hungary) violin, Ofer Canetti (Israel) cello, Stephanie Appelhans (Germany) violin, Jacopo Giacopuzzi (Italy) piano, Victor de Almeida (Australia-Brazil) viola and Francisco Vila (Ecuador) cello. FREE FAMILY MUSIC July’s free family music program, sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library, will feature clarinetist Philip Lipton at 7 p.m. July 13, 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, in the library’s community room.

RANCHO SANTA FE — Personal chef Jessica Leibovich championed a “Healthy Eating Made Easy” lecture at the RSF Senior Center on June 16. Before the class began, attendees were in for a treat by sampling Leibovich’s quinoa salad with almonds and raisins. Leibovich is a nutritional chef and a coach. She was quick to point out that she does not diagnose people, but she’s very knowledgeable about health issues. “So, what I do is I take the information you’ve received from your doctor(s), and then I tailor it into a lifestyle plan,” she said. Part of this is working within one’s budget, assessing the types of grocery stores in the area, and learning what someone likes as far as meals types as well as the likings of other family members in the household. “So, by looking at all that information, I’m very intuitive, and I can come up with a clear strategy that’s specific to that person because what works for one person is not going to work for another,” she said. “We’re not the same, and we don’t have the same life.” Her goal at the Senior Center was to simplify and clarify healthy eating. According to Leibovich, there are many misconceptions so her mission was to produce easy solutions that would become a lifestyle as opposed to a challenge or an effort. “If you have a very good strategy that’s clear and concise, it’s less work, less money and more enjoyable than it is to go out constantly, order takeout or search for your meals,” she said.

Chef Jessica Leibovich shares healthy eating tips at the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

It comes down to finding out what works for someone based on their lifestyle as well as their health challenges. One way to do this was to simplify things. “Sometimes we make things more complicated, and we don’t need to be so excited about every single meal,” she said. “Getting a little bit more boring with our routine is actually good for our health.” Leibovich shared that every meal is not the last meal — and all dishes don’t always have to be amazing. Some meals should be considered for the sole purpose of nourishment, she said. Yes, dishes can taste good, but they don’t necessarily need to be the best meals of one’s life each time. With this mindset, digestion can be regulated, cravings minimized and energy increased. “And then when we do have a special meal, it’s more fun,” she said. “It means more.” During her talk, planning meals in advance was advised. And this also included when someone was out of town. With summer vacations underway, many rentals offer kitchens which is good news.


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SEASON CLOSER AT NCRT North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the comedy, “At This Evening’s Performance” with Opening Night at 8 p.m. July 15 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. There will be a special talkback July 21, with the cast and artistic director. See the play Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. with Sundays at 7 p.m., through Aug. 6. Tickets: Previews - $35, Weeknights - $46; Sat. eve. & Sun. mat. $50; Sat. mat. & Sun. night - $43. Seniors, Students, Military - $3 off admission. Call (858) 4811055 or visit northcoastrep. org. BLACK TIE AT THE MUSEUM Oceanside Museum of Art’s annual fundraiser, The Museum Ball, will be held from 6 to 11

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p.m. July 22. This year’s black-tie gala is themed, “Puttin’ On The Ritz.” Tickets are $225 if purchased by June 30, $250 thereafter. For tickets, visit http:// oma-online.org/ball2017/. SEASON CLOSER AT NCRT North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the comedy, “At This

Evening’s Performance” with Opening Night at 8 p.m. July 15 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. There will be a special talkback July 21, with the cast and artistic director. See the play Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

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get them going for you.’ So we get back on the stage, and Leon walks up to the piano, leans back, kicks the top of the piano off the piano. It was flipping into the crowd. He grabs the mike and says ‘Hey kids, you want to (expletive) rock and roll or what!?’ This is Nebraska. Their jaws drop and they went ‘Yeah.’ And Leon Russell put on a seminar for five minutes on how to rock and roll. He did Jerry Lee (Lewis), he did Little Richard, just was screaming. For five minutes, I watched a man, really a showman, a real showman on stage.” When Revere returned from service in 1962, Lindsay knew what he wanted to do. “When we got back together in Portland, Oregon, and started the band again, I said ‘Look, we can’t just be a band,” Lindsay explained. “There are a lot of bands. We have to be the best show band that there is. We have to have something different. I would try to do something different and crazy and insane every night, whether it was hanging from the rafters, hang-

ing upside down or have a cord made for my microphone that was hundreds of feet where I could walk into the bathroom and take a leak, anything just to be different.” At age 75, Lindsay doesn’t swing from the rafters these days, but he can still entertain an audience. And that’s what he’s doing this summer as he joins the “50 Summers of Love” tour. Lindsay’s set figures to be heavy on the hits he sang with Paul Revere & The Raiders, as well as a few tunes from his solo career. “We’re doing ‘Arizona,’ ‘Just Like Me,’ ‘Steppin’ Out,’ ‘Good Thing,’ ‘Indian Reservation’ and Kicks,’ you know, just kind of the cream of the crop, and it works really well,” Lindsay said. Those songs, among others, coupled with a stint in the mid-1960s as the house band on Dick Clark’s popular weekday television series, “Where the Action Is,” turned Paul Revere & The Raiders into major stars who played to frenzied crowds at the height of their success. But with rock music changing dramati-

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DEL MAR — During each day of the San Diego County Fair, tens of thousands of visitors see animals, food, music acts and other exhibits. They also hear, smell, taste and feel some fair activities, and on June 23 the Braille Institute San Diego took 14 students on a field trip to the county fair. “The students had a really great time and it was

a beautiful day for it,” said Darlene Miller, Braille Institute educational program manager. Ten guides joined the students who took a bus from the Braille Institute in La Jolla and spent from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fair. Only two of the students who attended the fair are totally blind. “Some of the students have some vision,” Miller said. “They are able to maybe see colors

or shapes.” Others can see with magnifiers or other special devices. That allowed the students to enjoy the arts and crafts even with their visual impairment. In some cases, vendors would allow the Braille Institute students to touch the fabrics. “Many of our students are elderly individuals who have age-related eye conditions,” Miller said. The students also ex-

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perienced the fair food and the animals, and they were able to touch some of the animals as well as to hear and smell them. “It was definitely a sensory experience for them,” Miller said. In addition to enjoying elements of the county fair, the trip allowed the students to learn to use their other senses and be in the open in the presence of crowds.


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UPDATE Three weeks ago, News of the Weird touted the "genderless," extraterrestrial-appearing Hollywood makeup artist known as Vinny Ohh, but then Marcela Iglesias announced (following a leaked TV clip) that she had formed an agency for would-be celebrities who had radically transformed their bodies (and that Vinny is now a client). Iglesias' Plastics of Hollywood has human "Ken" dolls (Rodrigo Alves and Justin Jedlica), the Argentine "elf" Luis Padron, a Jessica Rabbit look-alike (Pixee Fox), and seven others who, Iglesias figures, have collectively spent almost $3 million on surgery and procedures (some of which are ongoing). (Padron, 25, seems the most ambitious, having endured, among other procedures, painful, "medically unapproved" treatments to change his eye color.) [Daily Mail (London), 5-26-2017; 5-3-2017] RECURRING THEMES -- Richard Patterson, 65, is the most recent defendant to choose, as a trial strategy, to show the jury his penis. A Broward County, Florida, court was trying him in the choking death of his girlfriend. (Patterson called the death accidental, as it occurred during oral sex, and there was conflicting medical opinion on whether that could have proved fatal.) Patterson's lawyer said his standby position was to show a mold of the penis, but insisted that a live demonstration would be more effective. (Update: The judge disallowed the showing, but in May the jury found Patterson not guilty anyway.) [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 5-302017] -- In rare cases, a mother has given birth for the principal purpose of "harvesting" a baby's cells, ultimately to benefit another family member with a condition or illness that the cells would aid. However, Keri Young of Oklahoma CROP gave .93 birth in April for a different .93 purpose. After learning while pregnant that her 4.17 baby 4.28would not long survive

after birth (because of anencephaly), she nonetheless carried it to term -- just to harvest organs for unspecified people who might need them (though the grieving Keri and husband Royce admit that some might judge their motive harshly). [Houston Chronicle, 4-192017] -- In some parts of traditional Japanese society, it remains not uncommon for someone to feel the need to "rent" "friends." For example, relatives at a funeral bear grief better if they realize the many "friends" the deceased had. Or, a working man or woman may rent a sweetheart just to help deflect parental pressure to marry. In northern China, in April, a man was arrested for renting "family" and "friends" to populate his side of the aisle at his wedding. Apparently, there were conflicts plaguing each family, and police were investigating, but the groom surely worsened the plan by not coaching the actors on his personal details, thus making interfamily small-talk especially awkward. [BBC News, 5-1-2017] -- Our Litigious Society: (1) David Waugaman, 57, fell off a barstool last year and needed surgery, and of course he is suing the tavern at Ziggy's Hotel in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, for continuing to serve him before he fell. Wrote Waugaman, "You're not supposed to feed people so much booze." (2) Robert Bratton filed a lawsuit recently in Columbia, Missouri, against the Hershey chocolate company because there was too much empty space in his grocery-store box of Reese's Pieces, which he thought was "deceptive" (even though the correct number of Pieces was printed on the label). In May, federal judge Nanette Laughrey ruled that Bratton's case could continue for the jury to decide. [PennLive, 5-15-2017] [KCUR Radio (Kansas City), 5-172017] -- Latest From Offended Classes: (1) Some minority students' organizations, commenting on the planned extensive renovation of the University of Michigan's student union building, recommended ditching the current interior's elegant wood paneling -- because it gives off an "imposing, masculine" feeling that makes them seem "marginalized." A spokesperson for the students, attempting to soothe the controversy, said the marginalization was more based on the building's "quiet nature." (2) In Australia, Chanel's just-introduced luxury wood-andresin boomerang (selling for the equivalent of about $1,415) came under fire from aboriginal groups for "cultural appropriation." (Hermes had issued its own luxury boomerang in 2013.) [The College Fix, 5-15-2017] [Sydney Morning Herald, 5-15-2017] -- For not the first time in News of the Weird's experience, a man shot himself but had the bullet pass through him and hit a byTURN TO ODD FILES ON 23

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Top players flock to Dudley camp By Aaron Burgin

Ryan Gambrell, competitive adaptive surfer, is about to hit the water for a heat with TeamCAF against Superbrand at the June 24 Switchfoot Bro-Am. Photo by Waterworkmedia

The time was right for adaptive surfers’ debut


he Switchfoot Bro-Am was epic, of course, with the recent collision of surf, sun and sounds once again proving to be the perfect kickoff for summer. And of all the Moonlight Beach waves shredded by the Bro-Am competitors — from the iconic Rob Machado to the youngest of grommets — no one matched Alana Nichols. “She crushed it,” Vista’s Ryan Gambrell said. That she did. Too bad it was all for show. “She got so excited that she went before the buzzer sounded,” Gambrell said. “It was still pretty epic.” Nichols’ ride rode well not just because of her style. Her water dance across the Encinitas break was more special with her being an adaptive surfer with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). “I saw this wave coming in and I was in perfect position,” she said. “I lined up with the peak and I caught it and it didn’t count. But it felt like it counted because everyone on beach that day were so pumped.’’ And why not? The CAF was part of the Bro-Am for the first time and you bet it was a big deal. “Getting to surf in front of a crowd this big brings an awareness to the things that we are doing,” Nichols said. “We’re overcoming our challenges.” Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman sang CAF’s praises. “Adaptive surfers continue to drive our sport forward and ensure our event can lead the way for sporting events around the world to create a culture of inclusion,” he said. Nichols, 34, suffered a spinal cord injury while attempting a back flip on her snowboard in 2000. Para-

sports talk jay paris lyzed from the waist down, she powers through the water in a sitting position, using her paddle to reach the wave’s sweet spot. After her injury she went on to star in multiple sports. She’s a threetime Paralympic Gold Medalist and is eager to spread the word about the powers sports possess in aiding the disabled. “We’re helping people understand what people with disabilities can do and change the perception that disabled people are kind of immobile,” she said. “Hey we’re getting out in the surf.” The CAF is the driving force in aiding these dedicated and determined athletes to enter the competitive arena. Not only does it help the big kids wanting to play, but the youngsters as well. The CAF athletes also conducted the second annual Junior Seau Foundation Youth Adaptive Surf Camp. Some of those participants surfed in front of thousands at the Bro-Am. The tykes thrilled those on the sand with their skills as the new surfers’ smiles revealed their pure joy. Those grins would have extended to Seau, if the late Chargers great was still alive. There were few things Seau enjoyed more than being in the water and giving children a hand up. Gambrell, who was born with dwarfism and is on the USA Adaptive Surf Team, was having as much fun as his pupils. “It was really awesome,” Gambrell, 33, said.

“I got to talk to Rob Machado, who is one of my San Diego heroes, and my other one was Junior. So to think about that and then have kids coming up to meet you and talk to you ... they were thanking us where it should have been us thanking them. It was just good vibes all around and you knew you were in the right place, doing the right thing.” Right about now is when Nichols gets kidded again for her premature ride. But as many know, a sweet wave comes and goes on its own time. “I was a little too stoked,” Nichols said. “But it was still awesome.” So is the CAF for what it does for those not interested in watching life pass them by. Contact Jay Paris at jparis8@aol.com. Follow him @jparis_sports.

For many of the basketball players in North County, the trip in late June to Alliant International University has become an annual rite of passage. There, they converge with more than 100 of the top youth basketball players in San Diego County for three days of training, competition and mentoring at the Jared Dudley Elite Skills Academy. The camp, named after Leucadia native and NBA veteran Jared Dudley, has become a staple in San Diego over the past five years, giving prep ballplayers the opportunity to learn from Dudley and a phalanx of NBA veterans who speak to campers over the three days. For Carter Plousha, a junior at Carlsbad High School, the camp helps him to stay focused on his goals of playing college basketball. “I think hearing from NBA players like Jared and Devin Booker really give you the tools and the advice you need to make it, because you know they've made it too," he said. Carter referred to Devin Booker, the 20-yearold star shooting guard of the Phoenix Suns — Dudley's teammate — who was the keynote speaker of the camp. Speaking to campers on Tuesday, Booker told the 160 players and guests his story of how he worked to become one of the top high school basketball players in the country, despite being a relative unknown until his sophomore year. Booker famously scored 70 points in a game against the Boston Celtics this year. "I stayed in the gym and I worked hard, and I was fortunate enough to have a father who played overseas who gave me the tips to the game, and I listened to every word," Booker said. Booker was not the only NBA player or coach to speak to the players. Tyler

Ulis, who also plays for the Phoenix Suns, and Utah Jazz wing Gordon Hayward — who played in his first NBA All-Star Game this season — also gave campers advice and tips on how to achieve their goals. "The first thing I will tell you is to dream big," Hayward said. "The second thing I will tell you is to set goals. The final thing I say is to work hard." Dudley, 31, also imparted his experience and words of wisdom each day of the three-day camp. Wheeling himself around on a scooter following surgery on his foot, the 6-foot-7 forward, who is

entering into his 10th season in the NBA, told players to surround themselves with positive influences and to take care of their bodies and be scholars in the classroom, as well as to embrace their respective roles on their teams. "I always feel it is my duty to give back to the kids in San Diego, because I was in their position not so long ago," Dudley said. "I've learned so much over my career, and now I am in a position to impart some of these lessons to the next generation of players coming up in our region, and I'm excited about their potential."

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tried to keep it simple. I hosted a wedding shower last week. I wanted it to be extra-special, but I’ve thrown parties before. How hard could it be? “I know,” I thought, as I began to plan. “I will just fill the house with fresh flowers rather than hanging banners and bunting. That should be easy.” “Oh, and instead of trying to bake cupcakes or a cake, I will pull out my old chocolate mousse recipe. I remember it being quick, easy and yummy.” “Hey, how about some interesting salads. They should be easy to toss together.” My hindsight advice?

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The city adopted guidelines that will make it easier for its staff, advisory committees and nonprofit organizations to use meeting rooms at L’Auberge Del Mar at no cost, a requirement established 30 years ago when the resort was being built. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

L’Auberge meeting room policy adopted By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Council members at the June 19 meeting adopted guidelines that will help city staff, advisory committees and nonprofit organizations take advantage of a public benefit established 30 years ago. L’Auberge Del Mar, known at the time as the Del Mar Hotel, was built under a 1987 voter-approved specific plan, which creates a special set of development standards for a particular area. In exchange for those land-use modifications, such as rezoning or increased density, a specific plan requires the developer to offer public benefits. As part of the hotel project, community rooms had to be available for public use at no cost up to 12 times a year. It was a benefit rarely used by nonprofits or the city during the last three decades. Council members Sherryl Parks and Dwight Worden recently worked with hotel management and representatives from the city’s eight nonprofits to develop the guidelines. Under the agreement

L’Auberge will waive setup and space rental fees, a value estimated between $1,250 and $3,500 per event, and allow outside food, nonalcoholic beverages and audiovisual equipment to be brought onsite. There will be a 15 percent discount on food and beverages ordered from the hotel. A 5 percent discount will be applied for use of the hotel’s AV equipment, except in the boardroom, where it will be free. Valet parking will be complimentary for the first 20 cars per event and $10 per vehicle after that. City officials and advisory groups, the Del Mar Foundation, Del Mar Community Connections, Friends of the Del Mar Library, Friends of the Powerhouse, Del Mar Village Association, the Del Mar Historical Society, the Del Mar Garden Club and Friends of Del Mar Parks are eligible to use one of the hotel’s approximately one dozen meeting areas. Applications must be submitted between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15 of each year. The city will make the final selections and allocate use for the following calendar

year. City events will have priority over those of nonprofit organizations. It is expected that any group will use a room only once a year for a maximum of four hours at a time unless all 12 opportunities are not taken. If there are more than 12 applications annually, city staff will work with L’Auberge to possibly accommodate those requests by a random lottery. Under specified circumstances the hotel can change an assigned date or room to accommodate L’Auberge business needs, but it cannot cancel within seven days of the event. The maximum occupancy the hotel can normally accommodate is 30 seats in a U shape or 78 seats theater style. Requests for groups larger than that will be considered on a case-bycase basis. The benefit is meant for meetings and free gatherings. Permission must be received in advance from the city if admission will be charged Events and activities that detract from or disrupt ongoing L’Auberge business activities are not allowed.

Encinitas looks for CCA partner cities By Aaron Burgin

ENCINITAS — Encinitas is looking for additional North County cities to join in their quest for energy independence from San Diego Gas & Electric. This week, the City Council is set to vote whether to draft a request for proposals for a joint technical study that would assess the feasibility of a community choice aggregate (CCA) in Encinitas and partnering cities. CCA, also called community choice energy, is the process in which a jurisdiction such as a county or a city forms an agency that buys power on the open market, choosing the source of the power based on the community’s choice.

The energy would still be delivered on SDG&E infrastructure, but the agency would control where it receives the energy. Encinitas over the past year has met with officials from the neighboring cities of Del Mar, Carlsbad, Oceanside and Solana Beach to gauge the interest of forming a regional CCA. Solana Beach has moved forward on its own, but Del Mar has signaled support and Carlsbad will vote July 11 on whether to share the cost of the study. Oceanside voted last year to support the technical study in practice but wants to know the cost of the study before allocating funds. Encinitas estimates the

study would cost no more than $100,000, and its share of the cost would be $20,000 to $72,000, depending on the cities that participate.

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Salt Lake City’s famed Temple Square features 250 flower beds with more than 700 varieties of plants. The beds are redesigned every six months. All of the flowers are grown by the LDS Church in greenhouses off property. Photo by E’Louise Ondash

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Red Butte Garden, operated by the University of Utah, not only collects and displays plants and flowers, but researches propagation and conservation. The garden’s 100 acres of landscaping sit in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and provide a spectacular view of Salt Lake City. Photo by Jerry Ondash

City Creek Center on Salt Lake City’s South Main Street offers attractive landscaping throughout the development, which contains more than 100 shops and restaurants. The mall opened in 2012, is backed financially by the LDS Church, and by some accounts, is credited with bringing 2,000 jobs and 16 million visitors to the downtown area. Photo by Jerry Ondash

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anners hanging throughout City Creek Center, Salt Lake City’s retail, office and residential development spanning three downtown blocks, are not what you might expect in this city known as the world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The flags hold images of two young women, wine glasses raised, with the words “meet after work” emblazoned just below their smiling faces. The banners serve as invitations to happy hour from local restaurants to come or stay downtown af-

hit the road e’louise ondash ter work. This apparently is not your father’s Salt Lake City. While there two weeks ago, we met with friends who have been in SLC since the 1970s, and they confirmed that there have been many changes in the last 40 years — both good and bad — that come with growth. Like many places in the West, water is an issue,

and as more people move to SLC, the traffic increases and the cost (and value) of housing rises. But, “culturally, Salt Lake has grown more diverse,” said our friend, Alan. “(Years ago), it was hard to find good ethnic food … Now you can find just about any kind of food you like.” During our visit, the Salt Lake Tribune published a census story that counted the current LDS population of Salt Lake County (in which SLC is located) at 51 percent of the total. In Utah County, home to LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University, the rate tops 80 percent. When my husband and I visited years ago (let’s just say it was sometime in the last millennium), downtown SLC was in decay and nightlife nowhere to be found. Like so many other U.S. cities, there were many attempts to revitalize in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Some took,

some didn’t, then along came the 2002 Winter Olympics. Financial scandals notwithstanding, this was a turning point. Today’s SLC has a light rail, updated utilities, an expanded I-15 and other improvements which now attract local businesses and young entrepreneurs who enjoy amenities like theaters, gardens, museums, quality eateries, breweries and wine bars. During our visit we headquartered in the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, ideally situated at the corner of Main Street and West 200 Street. It’s a short walk to Clark Planetarium, Gallivan Center, several theaters, City Creek Center and Temple Square. Yes, the LDS Church still has a strong presence, and the 10-acre LDS complex is definitely worth a visit, with its towering trees and manicured flower beds. On almost any day, there

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almost totality. From the Monaco, it’s a short ride to the Natural History Museum and Red Bluff Gardens, where we spent several hours combing its 100 acres that rest at the foothills of the Wasatch Range. Operated by the University of Utah, the garden is a bonanza of both native and non-native plants, experimental gardens, accessible walkways, and a lagoon and waterfall fed by Red Butte Creek. The generous numbers of mature trees, benches and wooded alcoves provide many spots for quiet contemplation even on hot days. The rose garden and blossom-laden arbor is a favorite venue for weddings, and a large amphitheater on the west edge serves up bigname concerts. All-in-all, the garden is an elevated oasis that yields a spectacular view of Salt Lake City and the valley. For more photos and commentary, visit www. facebook.com /elouis.ondash. E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash@ coastnewsgroup.com

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two tons, worth $99 million, by hiding it in body parts befitting their biological sex. (2) Customs officials in Abdali, Kuwait, apprehended a pigeon in May with 178 ketamine pills inside a fabric pocket attached to its back. [Daily Mail (London), 5-242017] [BBC News, 5-25-2017] THE ARISTOCRATS! Almost an Epidemic: Men suffering compulsive public masturbation recently: (1) In the midst of evening rush hour in the New YorkNew Jersey Lincoln Tunnel, Ismael Esquilin, 48, stopped his minivan and engaged (May 11). (2) In downtown Portland, Oregon, Terry An-

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