Rancho Santa Fe News, March 13, 2020

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VOL. 16, N0. 6

MARCH 13, 2020

Housing measures go down

Scripps hospitals place restrictions on visitors, kids

By City News Service

REGION — Scripps Health has put in place, as of March 5, several visitor restrictions at its five hospital campuses in San Diego County, as an added safeguard against the possible spread of the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases. “We are taking these additional measures out of an abundance of caution in an effort to limit the risk of infection in our hospitals,” said Ghazala Sharieff, MD, Scripps chief medical officer. “We ask that visitors adhere to these restrictions so that we can maintain the safest possible environment for everyone.” The following restrictions are in effect at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. Visitors with fever or respiratory symptoms will not be allowed inside Scripps hospitals. Children age 14 and younger will not be allowed in the hospital unless they are patients receiving treatment or have appointments. Additionally, patients who are concerned that they may have been exposed to the 2019 coronavirus should call first before coming to a Scripps facility. Scripps asks that they not just walk in and that they should not use the Scripps online scheduling system for appointments. “As we implement these additional safeguards at Scripps, it’s also a good time for everyone to remember that each of us has a role to play in keeping ourselves and others healthy,” Dr. Sharieff said. She recommended wash-

REGION — San Diego County voters won't be getting the final say over housing developments in unincorporated areas, thanks to the narrow defeat of a ballot measure in the primary election. Measure A on the March 3 ballot would have required a countywide vote on any major housing project that involves a change to the county's general plan. Under the measure, developers wanting to build six homes or more would have needed permission from voters — rather than the approval of just three county supervisors — if the project is outside the general plan guidelines for urban growth. As of Tuesday morning, March 10, “no” votes on Measure A led by more than 20,000 votes, 51%49%. According to the county Registrar of Voters, 90,000 ballots remain to be counted. Also known as the Safeguard Our San Diego Countryside Initiative, Measure A was supported by environmental groups including the Environmental Health Coalition, land-use groups and activists opposed to urban and suburban sprawl. According to the Save Our Countryside website, the Measure A campaignwas led by San Diegans for Managed Growth, which describes itself as a TURN TO MEASURES ON 7

From Staff Reports

CARS AND COFFEE A FEW OF THE distinctive vehicles on hand at the March 7 Cars and Coffee were, top, a 1960s Ferrari race car, and bottom, from left, a Rezvani Tank, a Porsche GT2 RS and a vintage Cobra race car. Photos by Alexander Wehrung

In RSF, a weekly showcase for ‘cars you don’t normally see’ By Alexander Wehrung

RANCHO SANTA FE — Every Saturday morning for the past two years, residents from across the county have regularly flocked to Rancho Santa Fe for Cars and Coffee, a weekly public event offering a closer look at everything from vintage race cars to futuristic SUVs. And the latest Cars and Coffee gathering on March 7 was no different, filling downtown with collectors, photographers and curious onlookers. Escondido resident Brad Harvey of Lucky 7 Racing said the weekly

event can attract hundreds of different vehicles, including vintage, muscle, exotic, and more. “You get some really unique cars you don’t normally see, which is why I like coming over here,” Harvey said. Bucky Lasek, a professional skateboarder and decades-long car enthusiast, said he believes Cars and Coffee in Rancho Santa Fe is one of the best collection of cars in California, pointing to a military-inspired Willys jeep parked behind him. “It’s a great community here in Rancho Santa Fe,” Lasek said.

“Beautiful cars, just good, fun people.” Cars and Coffee is a free event held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the corner of Avenida de Acacias and Paseo Delicias in the village. “The thing I enjoy most about this event is interacting with the fellow car community,” Lasek said. “We share passions. ... You also have some guys, including myself and others, who have built their cars from the ground up, and we’re all here for the same reason — just to share the passion.”



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Del Mar National Horse Show coming in April Rancho Coastal celebrates DEL MAR — Get ready for the three weeks of competition at the 75th annual Del Mar National Horse Show, happening April 14 to May 3 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar Arena, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. The Del Mar National Horse Show has a USEF Heritage Show designation this year. The Del Mar National attracts nearly 1,500 horses who will compete in three distinct disciplines – Western, Dressage and Hunter-Jumper. Much of the threeweek show is free for spectators. The featured Saturday evening events require THE 75TH ANNUAL Del Mar National Horse Show is April 14 a paid admission, and gen- to May 3 at the Fairgrounds. Much of the event is free for eral admission tickets and spectators. Courtesy photo

dinner box seats are available at delmarnational. com/tickets Western Week is backto-back with the Double Feature Show where exhibitors can show in front of 12 American Quarter Horse Association judges over 11 days. Dressage Week hosts the final United States Selection Competition for the 2020 Olympic team short list. It is also a 2021 World Cup Qualifier. Hunter/Jumper Week will host a $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby in the main arena as well as the $75,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar and offers more than $300,000 in prize money.

Your local connection to world-class


Charity Navigator perfection By Alexander Wehrung

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s (RCHS) held a “Celebrate 100” reception on Feb. 26 at the home of volunteers Lori and Mike Conger in Fairbanks Ranch. Instead of fundraising, the event focused on establishing new relationships with volunteers interested in contributing to the Humane Society. Charity Navigator, an independent charity assessment group, recently issued the nonprofit animal shelter its highest ranking of 100 points, according to Society President and CEO Judi Sanzo. “We have achieved a perfect score, which makes us one of five in the nation in the animal welfare industry, and the only one in Southern California, that’s achieved this rating,” Sanzo said. Sanzo attributes the organization’s success to financial accountability, transparency and community. “Rancho Santa Fe has been very kind to us,” Sanzo said. “There are people who we’re meeting tonight for the first time, who we’re hoping to introduce to Rancho Coastal. And then there are some of our strongest supporters through the years who are included in the guest list.” “Rancho Coastal is a little bit smaller than Helen Woodward,” said Sarah Sleeper, referring to the nearby Helen Woodward Animal Center. Sleeper has a seat on the committee for the Humane Society’s upcoming 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee gala that will take place at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. “And I’m happy to support a group with such a big heart.” Sleeper wanted to stress to readers to adopt pets from local animal shelters like the Humane Society, and not buy them. “Adopt, don’t shop. Or foster.”

Several dozen guests filed into the Congers’ sizable living room for snacks before viewing a short documentary film highlighting the work RCHS does on behalf of animals. The documentary was produced by former CBS News 8 reporter Lorraine Kimel Hennessy. “I like to give back to the community, and one of the best ways I can give back to the community is through doing videos that hopefully get across a message and inform people and make them interested in supporting a charity,” Hennessy said. “Just knowing that there are these pets out there that need homes and need to be treated — not just decently, but humanely through the process — means a lot to me, and I was very happy to do this.” Sanzo also expressed the group’s desire for more community outreach efforts and expanding the group’s Animal Safehouse program to helping veterans and senior citizens in need of medical care, in addition to victims of domestic violence. “[Veterans] are not leaving their war buddy behind, and they have no one to care for their pet,” Sanzo said. Due to unforeseen medical emergencies, Sanzo said elderly residents are often required to leave their pets indefinitely. When asked how she would like to see the Rancho Coastal Humane Society going forward, Sanzo said, “I think the future of [the] animal welfare industry — and shelters in particular — is for us to provide additional services for the community. So addressing pet owners that are in need, whether it be based on a financial crisis or [a] domestic violence issue,” Sanzo said. “I’m just excited that we’ve had an opportunity to visit this wonderful home, be in Fairbanks Ranch and meet these new individuals,” she said.

State to seek death penalty in Poway synagogue shooting At Palomar Health, we want every patient to receive the care they need right here in San Diego. As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, our doctors have special access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, expertise and resources. And you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing we’re here for you. To find a doctor near you or learn more, visit PalomarHealth.org/Mayo or call 800.628.2880.

REGION — The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced March 5 that it will seek the death penalty for a man accused of opening fire inside a Poway synagogue last year, killing a woman and injuring three others. John T. Earnest, 20, of Rancho Penasquitos, is charged with murder, attempted murder, arson and hate crime allegations for the April 27, 2019, shooting at Chabad of Poway and the March 24, 2019, blaze at the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque, also known as the Islamic Center of Escondido. Earnest's trial is currently set for June 2, though his attorney is expected to ask that it be delayed to prepare for a defense against capital punishment. His next court dates include

a March 20 hearing in San Diego federal court, and an April 17 status conference in state court. In addition to the state’s case, Earnest faces more than 100 hate crime-related counts filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and could also face the death penalty in the federal case. The former Cal State San Marcos student is accused of carrying out the shooting on the last day of Passover, fatally wounding 60-year-old Lori Gilbert Kaye, who was shot twice in the synagogue's foyer. Kaye, a longtime member of Chabad of Poway, was at the temple with her husband and daughter to honor her mother, who had recently died. — City News Service

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Fair seeks sponsors for class visits DEL MAR — Red radishes, blue ribbons and smiles abound when Plant*Grow*Eat (P*G*E) elementary students hop off the bus and carry their hand-grown produce to the Infield Farm at the San Diego County Fair each spring. The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is looking for bus sponsors. The foundation bus transportation sponsors provide an agriculture adventure to students from Title 1 schools throughout San Diego County, who otherwise might not share in the farm-fresh fun. Last year, group and individual sponsors enabled Don Diego to provide 89 buses transporting more than 4,000 students; many of whom had never been to the fair, met farm animals, or glimpsed the Pacific Ocean. After receiving praise and ribbons from fair judges and tasting their veggies, youngsters often say they are eager to plant small gardens at home — even when that home is an urban apartment. Bus sponsors will receive free publicity, VIP parking and admission to the Fair on “your” day plus the immense gratification of knowing you are planting the seeds for a lifetime appreciation of agriculture and healthy eating. To hop on the bus sponsorship program, visit dondiegoscholarship.org, e-mail dondiego@sdfair. com or call (858) 792-4210. The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation was named for Don Diego, aka Tom Hernandez, who served as the Fair’s welcoming goodwill ambassador from 1947 to 1984. To date since its inception in 1986, the foundation has awarded $1,040,000 in scholarships to 257 students and in agriculture education grants. More information is at dondiegoscholarship.org and facebook.com/ DonDiegoScholarship.

Motorcyclist badly hurt after hitting deer in RSF RANCHO SANTA FE — A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries when he collided with a deer on a rural road in Rancho Santa Fe on March 9. The crash was reported shortly before 6:50 a.m. on Del Dios Highway near Vista Rancho Court, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log. The deer was killed in the crash and the motorcyclist was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, the CHP reported. The circumstances leading up to the crash were under investigation. — City News Service


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Del Mar voters reject bluff-top resort measure By Lexy Brodt

MCAS MIRAMAR is expected to again become a quarantine location, this time for some of the California resident passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship that docked Monday in Oakland. Courtesy photo

San Diego County reports first local coronavirus case REGION — San Diego County health officials on March 9 confirmed the county's first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in a local resident. The case is considered a presumptive positive until test results are confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s health officers said the patient is a woman in her 50s, and the infection is related to “overseas travel.” County officials did not specify what country the patient had visited, but the location did not subject her to automatic 14-day quarantine when she returned — an indication she did not travel to high-danger countries such as China or northern Italy. Wooten said the patient is hospitalized and “doing well.” She said health officials are continuing to investigate to determine who may have come into contact with the woman. Dr. Eric McDonald of the county’s Epidemiology Immunization Branch said there is a “household contact,” and that person is under a self-quarantine, and some health care workers may have been exposed. McDonald said the patient became sick and was hospitalized, and eventually met the criteria to be tested for coronavirus, leading to the positive result. He said there is not believed to have been any contact with the “general public.”

Although the patient is considered the county’s first coronavirus case, the illness has had a presence in the San Diego area. Last week, authorities confirmed that a person who works at an AT&T retail store in Chula Vista had tested positive for the illness, prompting the temporary closure of some AT&T stores in the area. That patient was not considered a San Diego County case because the person actually lives in Orange County. The county also had two previous coronavirus cases from among more than 200 people who were being housed under quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar after being evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Those two patients have both since recovered. In the coming days, MCAS Miramar is expected to again become a quarantine location, this time for some of the California resident passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship that docked Monday in Oakland. The ship had been offshore pending test results that showed at least 21 of the 3,000 people aboard had tested positive for the illness. At least 1,000 of the passengers are California residents, and they will be held under 14-day quarantine. Some of the passengers will be quarantined at Miramar, and others will be held at Travis Air Force Base northeast of Oakland.

Other passengers are expected to be taken to Joint Base San Antonio Lackland in Texas or Dobbins Air Force Base in Georgia.


If you become sick, stay home from work and school to avoid infecting others. Avoid the emergency room unless you are suffering from more serious symptoms of COVID-19 or the flu, which include trouble breathing or shortness of breath; chest or abdominal pain or pressure; sud-

den dizziness; confusion; severe or persistent vomiting; symptoms that improve but then return with fever and a worse cough. “All these precautions are also effective in containing the spread of influenza, which continues to circulate in the community,” Dr. Sharieff said.


ing your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer; avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth; avoiding contact with sick people; and staying away from large crowds as much as possible.

UCSD moving classes online starting March 25 UC San Diego will move all lecture and discussion courses online starting March 25, due to fears of the coronavirus spreading, the university announced March 9. “Starting in Spring Quarter, all lecture and discussion courses will be delivered remotely,” the school said. “In the context of our campus, this will mainly involve offering conventional courses via online teaching and learning tools.” There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus on the UCSD campus, but “as local, national and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of transmission, (the university is) proactively taking steps that will help to protect the community.” The school also advises that events expected to have more than 100 people be canceled, and any campus tours or other events that bring visitors to campus be canceled for groups of more than 15 people. Athletic events on campus will continue as scheduled but spectators will not be permitted, according to UCSD. — City News Service

DEL MAR — A ballot measure that would have paved the way for a luxury, bluff-top resort in Del Mar failed during the March 3 primary election. Although the final results are still pending, as of March 9, 1,270 residents (59.4%) voted “no,” with 868 (40.6%) voting “yes.” The turnout was 2,175 votes — Del Mar, the smallest city in the county, has about 4,300 residents. The Marisol resort, proposed by developers Zephyr and Robert Green Company, would have brought 65 hotel rooms, 31 villas, 22 affordable housing units, a spa, café, restaurant and a walking trail to the largely vacant, 16.5-acre bluff off of Via de la Valle and Border Avenue. The design has been in the works for years, with developers proposing a significantly larger project in 2017. In the summer of 2019, the developers opted to let the voters decide on a zoning change that would have expanded use allowances of the property and carved a clear path forward for the resort, in a ballot initiative labeled Measure G. The developer’s campaign largely focused on the potential for public access — allowing visitors and residents to walk along a bluff that has long been gated off. A “yes” vote would have created a specific plan overlay on a property that is currently zoned for very low and modified low density housing, and amended the city’s municipal code accordingly. The new overlay essentially allows developers to set their own zoning limitations for the site, bringing more flexibility to the design process. For many, this potential wiggle room caused plenty of doubt and concern — particularly for some Solana Beach residents, who, in many cases, had more at stake than Del Martians. “They were looking to build a box, in which they could build inside and limit the control of the Design Review Board,” said Solana Beach resident Brian Feingold, whose view stood to be impacted by the project. Feingold and many other impassioned residents embarked on the grassroots “No on G” campaign a few months before the primary election, posting signs around town, protesting on street corners and making doorto-door rounds to appeal to Del Mar residents. The opposing campaigns were not without their fair share of contention — with both sides often accusing the other of using misinformation or scare tactics. Along the way, the “No on G” campaign gathered more and more supporters — with Del Mar City Coun-

cilmember Dave Druker and Deputy Mayor Terry Gaasterland voicing their opposition to the project. Gaasterland said she felt obligated on a moral level to help the residents in their “No on G” campaign, particularly after studying the site and realizing that the zoning change in question would “allow something way too big.” Residents took particular issue with the proposed height — capped at 46 feet — and parking allowances — about 400 — particularly due to the fragile nature of the bluffs in Del Mar. “This was certainly not what I meant when I said this should go to a vote of the people,” she said, referring to her election campaign in 2018, adding that she supported “the entire project going to a vote.” Although the project would have still required some discretionary approvals if the vote had passed, it would have typically required planning commission approval and a 4/5 vote by the city council. Although the “No on G” campaign had a strong following, many prominent Del Mar residents voiced their support of the project, including former Mayors Terry Sinnott, Al Corti and Lee Haydu. Local business owners also rallied behind the project, including Jim Watkins and Randy Gruber, the owner of Americana and Elixir. Bruce Bekkar, a longtime Del Mar resident, initially opposed the project before coming on as a sustainability consultant to Marisol in 2019. He said he believes potential alternatives to the project may result in a worse outcome, in terms of environmental impact. He referred to the potential “mega-mansions” that could be built on the site — a term frequently used by the developers to describe their alternative options for the property. “I think the end result will be the site will be less protected when they build those mansions,” he said. Brad Termini, CEO of Zephyr, sent The Coast News a statement responding to the outcome of the election: “We deeply appreciate the support and positive engagement we received from so many Del Mar residents and businesses throughout this process. We're disappointed that voters didn’t embrace this opportunity to open this incredible bluff-top site to the community and provide a host of community benefits for Del Mar, including fulfilling the city's affordable housing requirement. While we were unable to overcome the misinformation campaign lodged by a small group of very vocal opponents, we accept the results and are assessing all of the options to move forward.”


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Opinion & Editorial

Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do not reflect the views of The Coast News

Early primary succeeds as state exerts influence

I Yes, there’s an app for that


’m not great with all of the new and ever-changing technology and I’m still getting used to Twitter, but at the County we are technologically advanced. San Diego County has a host of Apps to help residents report problems, alert people to emergencies, and various other resources. The Tell us Now app is a way for residents to report non-emergency problems including road repair, graffiti, abandoned vehicles and other issues. The SD Emergency app has extensive information on emergency preparedness, from fire evacuation to preparing for flooding. The Veterans App or VAPP targets the needs of service members and military families by connecting them to the critical services they need, anywhere, any time. VAPP is your single source for everything veterans need to help transition to civilian life. Pay Property Taxes — The San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s mobile website allows you to pay your property taxes anytime, anywhere. Watch helpful videos with tips on how to pay your taxes and stay current on the latest TTC news. Where Can I Recycle? — Helps you find the nearest recycling center for a number of products. San Diego County Li-

around the county Jim Desmond brary — to search for books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs and more. Check your account, request or renew items, and find your nearest library location and hours. The Libby by Overdrive app can connect you to the San Diego County Library ebooks and audiobooks. Sheriff’s Dept. vs. Police Something that I get asked often when I’m out in the community is, “What’s the difference between the Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department?” The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department provides contract law enforcement services for the cities of Del Mar, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach and Vista. In these cities the Sheriff’s Department serves as their police department, providing a full range of law enforcement services including patrol, traffic and investigative services. In the unincorporated areas, the Sheriff’s Department provides generalized

patrol and investigative services. The California Highway Patrol has the primary jurisdiction for traffic services in unincorporated areas. Also, the Sheriff’s Department provides security and related services for San Diego County Superior Courts. The Sheriff’s Department is responsible for the safety and protection for our detention centers and jails. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department operates seven detention facilities. Male arrestees are booked at the San Diego Central Jail and Vista Detention Facility, while female arrestees are booked at the Las Colinas and Vista Detention Facilities. The remaining jails house inmates in the care of the Sheriff. While this can all be a little confusing a simple way to remember is, the Sheriff’s Department is established by the state, serves as county police, have larger jurisdictions and have a head sheriff who is elected. The Police are established by town/cities. Their head of police is appointed. While it varies on cities and counties, all law enforcement agency work together to protect the citizens of San Diego County. Jim Desmond represents District 5 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors

SDUHSD needs to put students first I was dismayed to read that the San Dieguito Union High School District is spending time and money to explore relocating their administration building and operations from Encinitas to Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach, taking over the lower field. This field has long served the youth and community in Solana Beach and was well used by Earl Warren students, the Boys & Girls Club and various sports groups until portable classrooms were placed on the field during reconstruction of the school in 2015. These “portables” remained until the summer of 2018.

Since then, the fields have remained locked and requests to rent the field have been denied. The California Civic Act — Educ. Code section 38134(a) — mandates that school districts provide non-profit associations (e.g., sports teams, Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs) access to school fields and facilities. Surely the District’s repeated denial of requests to use the field and its proposal to replace the field with a 25,000 square foot administration complex — replete with a wellness center and gym for 100-plus District employees — is inconsistent with the intent of the Educa-

tion Code. Now, more than ever, our youth need to unglue themselves from their screens and engage in outdoor and social activities. Allowing Earl Warren Middle school students and other youth access to the field again is the first step. As a former teacher, I cannot understand how SDUHSD can possibly justify spending over $20 million dollars on a project that deprives the students they are supposed to serve. School boards are supposed to put kids first. Cindi Clemons Encinitas

t turns out California’s politicians were right: They advanced the state’s presidential primary election from its traditional June date to the earliest time available under Democratic Party rules to attain more national influence, and they achieved that goal. First, 13 other states quickly followed California onto March 3, creating a coast-to-coast Super Tuesday that still left the Golden State’s pot of delegates the day’s biggest prize. That’s influence. In turn, this forced decisions onto candidates who managed only middling performances in the four small-state “undercard” primaries and caucuses, and that wound up creating either a two- or a three-man race by the time California’s primary day arrived. Again, this state’s outsized influence was felt heavily even before a vote was cast here. Then came the preliminary results, which appeared to leave the race to oppose President Trump this fall pretty much a twoman affair. All this represents a huge change for California. For most of the last 50 years, America’s most populous state had little or no voice in choosing presidential candidates for either major political party, even though it largely fuels both the national economy and culture. That changed a little in 2008, when California moved its primary up from the customary early June date to Feb. 5, only to be joined by a dozen more states seeking to dilute its influence, just as they did this year. Nevertheless, Hillary Clinton’s big win here 12 years ago forced eventual winner Barack Obama to keep campaigning through

california focus thomas d. elias other primary states until late spring. Then in 2016, California’s primary returned to its traditional June slot, giving the state no say at all in shaping the eventual matchup of Democrat Clinton vs. Republican Trump. Which helps explain why California opted to vote early this year. And California could have been decisive if Democratic voters had solidified behind one candidate to take on Trump in the fall. They did not. Nevertheless, the California vote will reverberate for months. Although 13 other states also voted on “Super Tuesday,” Michael Bloomberg’s six weeks of campaigning and spending here and in Texas, while ignoring the small earlier states, put him in third place after the California primary and probably deprived former Vice President Joe Biden of a plurality here. If you figured the $90 million-plus spent here (an economic benefit of moving up the primary) by Bloomberg and fellow billionaire Tom Steyer on a per-voter basis, they paid about $40 for every vote they both won. Once again, if an early candidate like Biden or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had thoroughly dominated here, any of them could have become the big favorite. Now, even though Sanders won here, the ideological split among Democrats between moderates

and extreme liberals will force him to keep campaigning hard for months. Had Warren dropped out before California, it’s possible Sanders could have held a dominating position because of the 415 first-ballot national convention delegates California offered, almost one-fourth of the 1,991 needed for a first-ballot nomination. Also, few Democratic candidates took advantage of California’s conducting what amounted to 54 separate primaries, one statewide and one in each of 53 congressional districts. Any Democrat who cared to campaign heavily in Republican-dominated districts would not need to win over many voters in order to get the several delegates each district provides. Bloomberg was the only candidate to do much of this and it won him delegates. The others essentially threw up their hands when they got to California and saw they couldn’t possibly match the outreach Bloomberg bought with his many millions, along with the established name recognition and popularity of Sanders and Biden. The result is that California saw plenty of benefit in the early primary: Media businesses (but not newspapers) made millions, mostly off Bloomberg and Steyer, who began their big spending in December. There’s also little doubt this state’s positioning helped winnow the field down. So California may not have been decisive, but both its actions and its votes shaped the race the nation will see for the rest of the spring. That was this state at last exerting some of the influence it deserves to wield. Email Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol.com.

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Charges filed after vehicular assault at bar ENCINITAS — Attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and drunken driving charges were filed March 3 against a man accused of intentionally trying to run down a crowd of people on a sidewalk outside an Encinitas bar with a U-Haul rental van, injuring three pedestrians in the process. Christian Dwight Davis, 28, allegedly drove into a group gathered outside The Shelter bar around 1:15 a.m. Sunday and was arrested at the scene. Witnesses told deputies that Davis, a North Carolina native who lives in Fallbrook, had been at the bar and was asked to leave because he was intoxicated. At the defendant's arraignment, Deputy District Attorney Kimberly Coulter alleged that Davis told security guards, “You're going to regret doing this. I’m going to come back and I'm going to kill you.” After leaving the bar, Davis got into a van and drove it on the sidewalk and intentionally tried to hit people standing outside the bar, she alleged. The van struck three men, two of whom remain hospitalized with serious injuries, Coulter said. The two seriously injured men, ages 24 and 25, were bystanders, while another man who sustained minor injuries was one of the two security guards Davis allegedly threatened, according to the prosecutor. After striking the victims, the van then slammed into a roadside tree and the front of the bar, according to sheriff's Sgt. Agustin Rosas. Two people also received minor injuries when they detained Davis at the scene before deputies arrived, Rosas said. Davis, who pleaded not guilty, faces life imprisonment if convicted, according to Coulter. The defendant is being held on $1 million bail, and must wear a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring device should he post bail. He was due back in court March 12. — City News Service



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Carlsbad’s Silva pushes WTT to reach gold standard sports talk jay paris


he sports brand is sprouting from a Carlsbad office. “We have a great product, but it’s for only three weeks during the year,” Carlos Silva said. Silva, a part-time Carlsbad resident, is World TeamTennis’ chief executive officer. He’s the head honcho of the only professional league to call North County its home. The personable Silva, who played tennis briefly after doing so at Boston College, gets revved when talking about the WTT. Or more succinctly, where it’s headed. “I want to stretch it out and this is one of the ways to do it,” Silva said. That happened thanks to players getting limber recently at Carlsbad’s Omni Resort and Spa. The WTT held its first all-star event to kick off its 45th season and by all accounts, it was an ace. “It was well-executed and it worked,” Silva said. The gathering drew not only tennis standouts Maria Sharapova, Rancho Santa Fe’s CoCo Vandeweghe and the Bryan twins, but oh brother, what a crowd.

SAM QUERREY returns a shot during the WTT Celebrity All-Star Match on March 1 at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad. Photo by Shawn Schrager

A sellout of 2,500 was announced for an event which will be broadcast on CBS on April 4 and it seemed everyone exited with a smile after Team Bryan Brothers beat Team Sharapova, 2213. “Good memories to be back here,” said Sharapova, a WTT veteran. In the days preceding the match Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam singles champion, announced her retirement. But she still put aside two dates in July

to play in the WTT. That’s A-OK with Silva as big names bring big exposure. And his task is to lengthen the time WTT is relevant, other than its three-week summer season. That’s when the San Diego Aviators call the La Costa site home. “We have a great fiveyear plan to continue to grow,” Silva said. The WTT is among five U.S. pro sports leagues to have been in operation for more than 40 years. While

others might guess that the MLB, NFL, NHL and the NBA, including the WTT in that alphabet soup might be a challenge. But the WTT, which started in 1974, is flexing its muscles after adding successful franchises in Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida, last year. Next up is Chicago coming on board as the league with a wind at its back continues to flourish. It will soon start negotiating on new deals with CBS and ESPN, with Silva,

a veteran of sports and media platforms, in charge. “The spring all-star event helps get us excited for the season that is coming in July,” said Silva, who’s in his second year with WTT. “Now we’re thinking of doing something in the fall, too.” The Aviators, which are owned by Del Mar’s Fred Luddy, spring to life each summer. They present a mix of tennis in which someone striking the ball isn’t the only entertainment. Instead it’s a fastpaced two hours with music, crowd participation, unrestrained cheering and just about everything else someone wouldn’t see, say, at Wimbledon. And with the WTT adding $1 million in prize money this season, it’s aligned that many of the sport’s stars will raise a racquet to match the racket from the spectators. “Tennis can be a lonely sport so this way the players get to enjoy the team atmosphere,” Silva, 55, said. “Plus, they can make some money and there’s nothing wrong with that.” It seems the WTT has the right man in Silva, to lead a league which is partially owned by Luddy. Two men with local ties aren’t going for a tie-breaker regarding WTT. They want to win over new fans in a lively endeavor that is showing its age in a good way.

China’s Xiaodi You captures Shoebacca Women’s Open singles title at Morgan Run RANCHO SANTA FE — Third-seeded Xiaodi You of China finished a winning week Feb. 29 at Morgan Run Club & Resort, as she defeated fifth-seeded Rebecca Sramkova of Slovakia, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to win the $25,000 Shoebacca Women's Open singles title. The 23-year-old You overcame an early service break in the opening set and later took a 5-4 lead. Sramkova, who has represented Slovakia in Fed Cup play, served to stay in the set, but at 30-40, You hit XIAODI YOU, 23, of China defeated a backhand volley winner to close Slovakia’s Rebecca Sramkova on out the first set. Feb. 29 to win the $25,000 ShoebacIn the second set, Sramkova ca Women’s Open. File photo held serve at 5-6 to send the set to reconfigured at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Taylor Street/Rosecrans Street to widen the roadways and add turning lanes. This work is taking place to ease traffic flow in anticipation of increased Trolley crossings at Taylor Street upon completion of the MidCoast Trolley project. To learn more, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/MidCoastNotices. OUTSTANDING STUDENTS

Sebastian Rawson, of Carlsbad, has been awarded Army and Navy Academy's Gen. William W. Crouch Distinguished Leadership

Award for his performance during the Fall 2019 school semester. The award is granted each semester to Cadets who serve with distinction in a leadership position of Platoon Sergeant or higher in the Academy's Corps of Cadets. Army and Navy Academy awarded the Dean Raymond Ede Superior Academic Achievement to Isaac Glimka of Oceanside, Christopher Huggins of Carlsbad, Leland Lugo Jr of Oceanside, Quinten Perez of Carlsbad and Sebastian Rawson of Carlsbad. Clay McFarland, of San Marcos, graduated with a

a tiebreaker. You took advantage of several backhand errors from Sramkova to build a 5-2 lead in the tiebreak and then held off Sramkova’s rally to wrap up the championship. “I’m very happy to win the title this week. I fought for every point in each of my matches,” You said. “This is a very nice tournament. I love playing here. The atmosphere and playing conditions are very good.” Later in the afternoon, You attempted to win her second title of the day, but Americans Kayla Day and Sophia Whittle rallied from a 6-0 deficit in the match tiebreak to

defeat You and Eudice Wong Chong of Hong Kong 6-2, 5-7, [10-7] to win the doubles championship. For final Tournament Draws, visit itftennis.com/en/tournament/ w25-rancho-santa-fe-ca/usa/2020/ w-itf-usa-07a-2020 /draws-and-results/. Past tournament participants include American stars CoCo Vandeweghe (a Rancho Santa Fe resident), Madison Keys, Sofia Kenin, Danielle Rose Collins, CiCi Bellis and 2019 singles champion Nicole Gibbs. For additional information about the Shoebacca Women’s open, visit shoebaccawomensopen.com.

Master of Business Adminis- Arts at the California Centration from Missouri State ter for the Arts. The Center University. will be announcing the Theatrical Arts 2020-21 season by the end of March. BARN STAGE JOINS CENTER On the heels of the 25th anniversary season, the MEN’S BASKETBALL HONORS California Center for the Cal State San MarArts, Escondido announced cos men's basketball stars the acquisition of The Barn Khalil Fuller and Blake Stage company, a profession- Seits took home All-Calial theater company from Te- fornia Collegiate Athletic mecula, that produces musi- Association (CCAA) honors cal theater and plays. Jordan March 5. Fuller earned AllBeck, executive director CCAA second team honors along with J. Scott Lapp, ar- for the second consecutive tistic director for The Barn year, and Seits was named Stage Company will oversee an honorable mention. The the new Center Theatrics top-seeded Cal State San department and help in the Marcos women's basketball production of Theatrical team claimed a 65-51 victory

over eighth-seeded Sonoma State in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament Quarterfinals March 3 in The Sports Center. CSUSM STUDENT-ATHLETES

Senior Justin Vrzich of men’s golf and junior Akayla Hackson of women’s basketball have been named the Cal State San Marcos Student-Athletes of the Month for February 2020. Vrzich tied for first at Cal State San Bernardino’s Coyote Classic on Feb. 18. Hackson led the Cougars to a 7-0 record in February as she averaged 17.4 points per game.


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book sale in the Book Nook used book store. All books, including collectibles, and media will be 50 percent off the marked price. For more information call (760) 6351000 or visit friendscardifflibrary.org/.


In conjunction with National Shoe the World Day, donations are being accepted now through March 13 for the Tri-City Hospital Foundation “Shoes, Socks and Sweats” drive and asks local businesses and residents to donate new or unused shoes, socks, sweat pants and sweatshirts to ensure all patients are safely discharged with foot protection and clothing. Donation bins are in the main lobbies of Tri-City Medical Center at 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside; the Tri-City Hospital Foundation office, at the Tri-City Medical Center; and at Tri-City Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad.



The Sister Faiths of North County, comprised of the Jewish Collaborative of San Diego (JCo), the North County Islamic Foundation and the Christ Presbyterian Church of La Costa welcomes “artpreneur” and peace builder, Massa Aboujeib, who will be sharing her story and launching her children's book, “How to Live in Peace” from 5 to 7 p.m. March 15 at Christ Presbyterian Church of La Costa, 7807 Centella St., Carlsbad. The event is open to the public, however, RSVP is required at signupgenius.com /go /10c0f44aca92da5fb6-sister2.


Hear the LIFE Lecture, “War and Peace in the Middle East,” with Sandy Lakoff, Professor Emeritus, UCSD from 1 to 3 p.m. March 13 at the student center conference room, MiraCosta College, San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Encinitas.




The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library celebrate the Cardiff-bythe-Sea Library’s 106th Birthday celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 14 at 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Enjoy a birthday cupcake and a half-price

It’s an Irish celebration in Downtown Vista for a Gaelic good time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16, starting at the Vista Village Pub, 224 Main St., Vista. Irish festivities includes a parade, arts, crafts and food vendors, beer garden,


San Diego Botanic Garden offers Forest/Nature Bathing (Shinrin-yoku), from 9 to 11 a.m. March 15 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive. SDBG members $32; non-members $40. More information at sdbgarden.org/ classes.htm.


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Irish entertainment, Irishthemed contests, rugby games and an early morning Irish breakfast. BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS

Join the free Basic Computer Help class Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Get assistance with basic computer skills such as e-mail account set up, Internet searching, Overdrive and Libby support, using Facebook and Microsoft Office applications, or whatever questions you may have. For all ages, all levels. Visit sdcl.org or call (760) 7537376.



The Felicita Humor Toastmasters Club will host an Open House at 6:45 p.m. March 17 in the Activity Room of Cypress Court, 1255 N. Broadway, Escondido. For details or questions, e-mail Robert J. Kitson at robfelicita@gmail.com.



San Dieguito Academy will hold “What You Need To Know About Vaping,” a family forum on vaping, e-cigarettes and the adolescent brain from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 18, in the Mosaic Café, on campus at 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Hosted by San Dieguito Academy Foundation and San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth, middle school and high school students and parents are encouraged to attend. TURN TO CALENDAR ON 15

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CANYON CREST ACADEMY ocean science academic team members, from left, Alexander Shahla, Richard Chen, Andrew Zhang, Gavin Budihentjana and Eleanor Crotty, won the National Ocean Sciences Bowl — the Garibaldi Bowl — competition, the third straight year Canyon Crest has won regionally. The Garibaldi Bowl is a nationwide competition that tests students’ knowledge of ocean science disciplines through team challenge questions. They will compete in the finals in Mississippi in April. Courtesy photo

Canyon Crest ‘three-peats’ Garibaldi Bowl CARMEL VALLEY — Students from Canyon Crest Academy won the Garibaldi Bowl Feb. 29, the regional ocean science academic competition that is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). The Garibaldi Bowl, hosted by the University of San Diego, is part of a nationwide competition that tests students’ knowledge of ocean science disciplines through buzzer-style, multiple-choice questions and open-ended team challenge questions. Students on the championship team are Alexander Shahla, Richard Chen, Andrew Zhang, Gavin Budihentjana, and Eleanor Crotty. They are coached by Mahnaz Shahidi-Asl. The CCA team will join winners from 22 other regional

bowls April 16-19 in Mississippi, their third year in a row at NOSB Finals. This year’s competition theme, Understanding Human, Economic, and Environmental Resiliency in the Gulf of Mexico, let students explore the many fascinating and complex functions of the Gulf of Mexico, America’s “living laboratory,” while also connecting scientific processes to the many people who call the Gulf their home. From its role in regulating global ocean temperature to its importance as a home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, the Gulf provides researchers with the opportunity to study the intersections of oceanography, biology, geology, chemistry, and the social sciences across both large-

and small-scales. “Economically, ecologically, and culturally, the Gulf of Mexico is a valuable resource where you can really see how closely linked science and society are, so we’re thrilled that NOSB students got the chance to focus on it this year,” said Kristen Yarincik, director of the NOSB at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. “Giving students the opportunity to learn about some of the groundbreaking research going on in the Gulf as well as the social implications of that work is key to the mission of NOSB — We want to help students become thoughtful, ocean-literate citizens who understand the broader value of scientific research, even if they don’t become scientists.”

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Great spring cleaning tips for technology With spring approaching (Friday, March 20), now is the time everyone starts thinking about spring cleaning their home – windows, closets, refrigerators – but they shouldn’t forget about their technology. Here are some tips to ensure your laptops, TVs, smartphones and other devices are clean and secure, and ready to optimize and enjoy.

Take inventory

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you don’t need. This will free up space and make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for the next time you’re putting together that birthday or anniversary video.

Go green — recycle, donate e-waste

Back up data

You won’t want to get rid of or lose all the precious photos, videos and other important files you do need. Whether you use a cloud service, hard drive or a USB flash drive, the important thing is to back up your data, and not just during spring cleaning. You might even decide to use a few different backup options in case you lose that flash drive or won’t have access to the cloud while on the road.

First and foremost, take inventory of all the technology in your home. You may have a gaming system or TV in the guest room that isn’t used every day but may need a good cleaning. Go from room to room and identify the devices that need your attention. Put aside Secure your anything you no longer use in-home WiFi or that aren’t working - old Make sure your in-home computers, printers, mo- WiFi is password protected dems, cell phones, TVs, so that strangers down the cords. street can’t access it. It’s also a good idea to regularly Do an electronic change your wifi password sweep if you’re giving it to family Go through your devic- and friends to use when they es and delete any pictures, visit, whether your house is videos, emails or files that filled with guests for that

YOU CAN PURCHASE a cleaning kit from your local office supply or computer store. Courtesy photo

Easter brunch or your kids’ to see if they have a similar pressed air to blow away the college roommates during option. debris in between keys. You Spring Break. can also purchase a cleaning kit from your local office Wipe that keyboard Secure your devices supply or computer store. Protect yourself and and screen Smartphones, laptops Rid your house your devices when you’re online by using a security soft- and tablets are used on a ware package that includes daily basis in most house- of dead zones To get the most from features such as virus, spy- holds, so it’s a good idea to ware and spam protection. sanitize them to help keep your in-home WiFi, check Cox High Speed Internet the germs away and get rid with your internet provider customers can download a of the crumbs that fell into to see if you have any dead free security package pow- the crevices of your key- zones that can be turned ered by McAfee for up to board. For your screens, use into live zones. With Cox five devices including com- a micro-fiber cleaning cloth Panoramic WiFi, techniputers, tablets and smart- with a little water and wipe cians will walk wall-to-wall phones, so be sure to check in one direction. For your in every room to identify with your internet provider keyboard, use a can of com- hard-to-reach dead zones.

Don’t just box up your unused devices and put them in the garage, or worse, the trash. E-waste needs to be recycled and kept out of the landfills. Help the environment and a family in need by recycling and donating your old equipment. Computer 2 Kids, San Diego, a nonprofit founded by North County’s Larry and Tammy Hershfield, refurbishes donated computers, monitors, and other electronic waste then distributes them to low-income families and students. Cox partners with the nonprofit through the Connect2Compete program to help bring computers and internet access to K-12 students in need. With these tips, you and your technology will be ready for the spring, then you can sit back and enjoy your favorite TV show or movie on demand, or stream them from the Cox Contour app.

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As luck would have it, we simply go mano a mano every day behind closed doors. Same issues. Same dialogue. It brings to mind a chilling episode of the “Twilight Zone,” where the mother is forced to repeat the same day over and over and over. Well, to be perfectly fair, her refrain shifts a little from time to time. First it was, “Why can’t I have overalls instead of dorky plaid shorts?” Then later it became, “Why do I have to wear overalls every day?” Then, “Why can’t I have high-top tennis shoes?” followed later by, “You can buy those, but I won’t wear them.” There will always be the painful refrain, “I’ll clean that up later, I’m not finished with it.” Or (after six weeks of stepping over them), “You threw away my pictures (or stickers or paper dolls or friendship bracelet string or Happy Meal toy). How could you throw that away? I needed it!” Another favorite of her fans would be when I make her wear her adorable, brightly colored sweat shirt and sweat pants out in in public, or I try to “help” her with her homework. Homework is an entire performance unto itself, a surreal combination of her demanding assistance and then furiously rejecting any ideas or suggestions I might offer, insisting that is not what the teacher wanted. I could have sworn the advertising said that this sort of behavior didn’t occur until at least age 12. Ah, but then I do recall some fine print about daughters growing up too soon and probable memory loss on the purchaser’s part regarding their own preteen years. That’s my cue to fall against the ropes and moan.

elcome, ladies and gentlemen, to your ringside seats for round 432 of the classic battle between the “10-Year-Old Terror” and “The Meanest Mom.” No, this is not the World Wrestling Federation, but it has its parallels. Our arena is either in front of my daughter’s clothes closet or the mirror in the bathroom. Sometimes we stray to the kitchen table. I think the fact that we confine our battles to an arena without an audience is a very good thing. If we were surrounded by the standard crowd of rowdy, sweaty fans, I fear my correct, but unpopular, decisions might receive precious little support. I sense that a goodly sized group would flock to her as the underdog, based solely on my motto, “Because I am your mother and you are not 18, that’s why.” I have a sinking feeling the crowd would lean toward “The Terror” simply for her stunning skills as a dramatic, suffering preteen. Her agony over her daily hair style can rival any mat-pounding pain that a WWF champ can produce. One of our most popular events is when I insist she let me comb her hair out of her face or remove the droopy center part. The crowd would go wild. Our big finale is her shrieking distress over my demand that she wear a headband that matches any one item of her outfit. It is a promoter’s dream. The gut-wrenching refrain of “Why do I have to wear a long-sleeved Jean Gillette is a freeT-shirt?” or worse, “I don’t lance writer who survived need a sweat shirt, it’s not the “Daughter Wars” – cold outside” would have them on their feet, hoarse barely. Contact her at jean@ coastnewsgroup.com. with cheering.

Pet of the Week Good times are coming when Dustin is around. This 2.5-year-old shepherd Siberian husky blend is a four-legged ball of joyful energy. He wows with his unique look but also his outgoing, enthusiastic personality. He’s looking for an equally energetic family to explore the world with! He’s waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. His adoption fee is $387. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center are vaccinated and micro-chipped for identification. Kennels are open daily Monday through Wednesday, 1 to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sun-

day, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last application accepted 15 minutes before closing). For more information call (858) 756-4117, option #1 or visit animalcenter. org.

U.S. AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, presents a free concert at 7 p.m. March 23 at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Reserve your free tickets at artcenter.org/event/u-s-air-forceband-of-the-golden-west. For more information about the USAF Band of the Golden West, visit www.bandofthegoldenwest.af.mil. Courtesy photo


“pro-smart growth” organization. Elected officials backing the measure included outgoing county Supervisor Dianne Jacob; Georgette Gomez, the San Diego city councilwoman now running for a Congressional seat, and the mayors of Encinitas, Escondido and Solana Beach. Backers said it would make the development process fair, while opponents described Measure A as anti-growth and anti-housing. According to an official website, Measure A opponents included the Democratic and Republican parties of San Diego; numerous law enforcement organizations; building groups; two county supervisors; and three city mayors, including San Diego's Kevin Faulconer. Meanwhile, residents soundly rejected plans for the Newland Sierra housing project north of Escondido, along Interstate 15 and north of Deer Springs Road. If it had been approved, Measure B, also known as the Better Choice Measure, would have upheld the county supervisors' approval of a general plan amendment allowing the Newland Sierra project to go forward. As of Tuesday morning, “no” votes on Measure B led by more than 120,000 votes, 58% to 42%. Newland wanted to build 2,135 homes on the 1,985-acre site. The development would feature 81,000 square feet of commercial space, a six-acre school site, 35.87 acres of public and private parks, 19.2 miles of multi-use community trails, an equestrian staging area and 1,209 acres of open space. Rick Schloss, spokesman for the No on B campaign, said the voters spoke clearly when rejecting the measure. “Newland had every

opportunity to guarantee affordable housing when they originally sought the county's approval — but they chose not to,” Schloss said. “It should be no surprise to Newland that San Diegans didn't believe their last-minute claims. No on B is proud that we stuck to the facts and held Newland Sierra accountable for the flaws in their project. We will be ready for whatever they try

next.” Supporters said 60% of the new homes would be affordable for working families, starting in the $300,000 range. After a public hearing in December 2018, the board voted to place the Newland Sierra project on the ballot. Opponents collected roughly 117,000 signatures of North County residents hoping to block the project.

Measure B supporters included The Republican Party of San Diego County and several mayors, including Paul McNamara of Escondido and San Marcos' Rebecca Jones. Opponents included the San Diego Sierra Club, San Diego Democratic Party, San Diego Democrats for Environmental Action and other regional environmental groups.


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BASEBALL and BEER The Plot: No waste, plant-based Cheers! North County

Ryan Woldt


t’s beer and baseball, baseball and beer. It’s BEER and baseball! Spring training is underway, and I am pumped. The crack of the bat. The smell of fresh cut grass. The chatter of the ball players. “That’s two!” “C’mon batter, c’mon!” And let’s not forget the beer. “Back in the day,” is how my father (and his father) would have started this paragraph. Now, finally, I can say it too. Back in the day there were very few options at the ballpark. Miller or Budweiser. Maybe a Pabst Blue Ribbon here, or a Narragansett there (shout out to Camden Yards), but no more. Ballparks have gotten wise, loading up on craft beer options. The Petco Park Insider lists 14 local breweries pouring an estimated 85 different beers this year along with some outsider craft beer, and a host of other domestic options. This year, I couldn’t wait until opening day. We packed up the car, and headed for our first Spring Training in Scottsdale for a Cactus League game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers. The morning of the game it was cool, but the type of cool that implies a hot summer day on the way. The kind of heat that goes well with the smoke and smell of grilled bratwurst, coolers filled beer (and now hard seltzers), babies in uniforms, and “#1 Fan” personalized license plates in a parking lot filled with tailgaters. Outside the stadium, the birds were tittering at us, and I swear they were saying, “Let’s play two!” Before the game, we stopped at a local coffee

shop for a caffeine boost, next time they made it out and the bar & grill next to the West Coast. All that, plus they door, Original Gravity, was hosting a bicycle pub played a baseball game. crawl featuring five San Di- The stadium was beauego-based breweries. Pizza tiful with a red-brick faPort, Second Chance, Coro- cade, grass seating in the nado, Mason Ale Works outfield, and shaded seats and Stone Brewing were on down the lines. There were draft for the day. Remind- no security guards stopers of our local beer scene ping anyone from sitting in an empty popped up seat, and the everywhere, players were all day long, right there! including Granted we a fan weardidn’t know ing a Belching Beaver most of the t-shirt in the kids out beer line, there trying or someone to make the sharing a team, but Stone IPA at with every the tailgate. crack of the At Ameribat, or smack can Family of a ball on Fields, they leather, our had Saint e xc ite me nt Archer Hazy for a summer IPA on draft, of baseball and cans of only grew. Cutwater At the Whiskey game, I was Mule availdrinking able at the a draft of concessions Leinenkustand. They gel’s Barmay not relman Ale. be locally Leinenkuowned anygel’s Brewmore, but ery is one of they still A me r ic a’s have the San oldest brewDiego name ENJOYING A LEINENKUGEL’S eries foundon the out- Barrelman Ale at a spring ed by Jacob game this month in side. SanTan training Leinenkugel Arizona. Photo by Ryan Woldt Brewing out and John of Chandler, Miller in Ariz. was the most repre- 1867. You’ve probably seen sented independent and their Summer Shandy at local craft brewer. Drafts the market, but they make of Moon Juice Galactic IPA a full lineup of lagers and made with Galaxy and Nel- ales too. They sold to Millson-Sauvin hops was our er Brewing Co. in 1988, but particular favorite. in a corporate twist they When someone, any- left the family in charge. one, learned I was from Dick Leinenkugel is still San Diego, the first ques- the brewery president. tion they asked was, The game ended in “What’s the best brewery a loss for the home team out there?” Brewers, but no one left “That’s like asking disappointed. It’s Spring a parent, ‘Which child is Training, and the games your favorite?’” I replied, don’t count. They’re just and they would laugh, but fodder to help build the anthen they’d say, “But seri- ticipation for Opening Day. ously, what should I look Beer and baseball. Basefor?” I scribbled a list of TURN TO CHEERS! ON 14 breweries to check out the

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he Plot is one of those restaurant names that I could have come up with many clever headlines for but decided to keep it simple and go with their mantra preceding the restaurant name. I think it tells their story the most succinctly, so that’s what I went with. In a world where Burger King is selling a plant-based Whopper, mainstream acceptance of this healthy lifestyle is at hand. Now we just need all those Burger King eaters to support local chef-driven joints like The Plot that are taking it to another level. I met owners Davin and Jessica Waite a few years back when Lick the Plate was on KPRI and had them over for a fun interview shortly after they had opened Wrench & Rodent Seabastropub about a block away from The Plot. Despite the name that threw some for a loop, they were, and still are, creating some of the most innovative sushi creations and the like in San Diego … and still packing them in. I remember Jessica mentioning at the time that she was vegan and her dream of opening a plantbased restaurant that was chef driven and located in Oceanside. Well that all came to be in January of this year when The Plot joined Wrench & Rodent, The Whet Noodle and Pickled Ginger Catering to Davin and Jessica’s growing family of restaurants. So plant-based cuisine unto itself is really nothing new to North County or Lick the Plate, but as with any restaurants along a similar theme, the folks creating in the kitchen make all the difference. Besides the culinary genius of Davin Waite directing the kitchen, having chef Jesse Paul come out to say hello during our meal was another big arrow in the kitchen at The Plot. Jesse wowed us for several years with his Wooden Spoon restaurant in Escondido where he had a solid five-year run in a location that would have done most non-chain restaurants in a lot sooner. They also partnered with veteran local chef Christopher Logan and spent endless hours in the test kitchen, crafting a healthy menu that actually tastes amazing. “The Plot’s team consists of some of the most talented people I’ve come across in the food community,” said Davin. “We have those that live and eat plantbased and those that are non-plant-based, but they all have the most important thing in common: They love

THE PLANT-BASED Chicken & Waffles at The Plot in Oceanside, which opened in January. Photo by David Boylan

good food. And we can guarantee we’re going to deliver that to everyone who walks in the door.” That is a key element to this place: the shared love of good food. Jessica is also president of the Berry Good Food Foundation whose goal is to create a fair food system where nothing is destined for the landfill — a system that she hopes will serve as a business model for others. The Plot’s menu omits processed proteins and, instead, the culinary team will make all plant-based proteins in-house, except for their organic tofu sourced locally from San Diego Soy Dairy. That is the foundation for Davin’s surprising creation: imitation imitation crab, made from mushrooms. That is not a typo, it really is called imitation imitation crab and I had it in one of their rolls and it worked just fine. Speaking of the menu, here is a brief overview, then I’ll get into what I sampled. Dishes include huevos rancheros, chicken and waffles, sweet potato pancakes, polenta and sausage, biscuits and gravy, beet reuben, sloppy sliders, mushroom aguachile, takoyaki, cauliflower with stem pesto, squash crud, crabby cakes, potato cakes with lentil caviar, strawberry stem pesto pasta, fish and chips, bone marrow with smoky stuffed potato, celeriac ham with mushroom demi-glace, agave walnut tofu stir fry, cauliflower chop with avocado seed mole and more. While checking out the menu prior to dining I got all excited when I saw spicy tuna included in a couple of their sushi rolls. The word tuna did have an umlaut above the letter u denoting a plant-based version of a meat item. I did not know

that at the time but now feel so much more vegan in the know. By the way, that goes for crab, chicken, cheese, etc. For example the Chronic Roll consists of spicy tuna topped with grilled shrooms and spicy citrus and all that is the plant-based creation of the kitchen. I had the Chicken & Waffles served with “some maple love” and honestly, it was darn near chicken in its consistency and flavor. The Meatless Loaf which is a lentil and wild rice loaf with mushroom and beet demi, navy beans and charred chard was very “meaty” as well. I told Davin that if he can create vegan spongy white bread and put meatless loaf sandwich on the menu I would give him another column on just that. Stay tuned. Beverage-wise, they utilize local, award-winning roaster Steady State Roasting Co. for their coffee and have a full selection of local kombucha of the soft and hard varieties. Beer and wine of the organic persuasion are plentiful as well as a simple dessert menu. Solstice Interiors created the interior design and Surface Theory integrated reclaimed mushroom wood into the interior. The Plot is a “plant based haven,” as they call it, that will satisfy omnivores and vegans alike. They are located in South Oceanside at 1733 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Hours are breakfast, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and dinner, 4 to 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit theplotrestaurant.com. Listen to the Lick the Plate interview on 101.5 KGB M-F at 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. or podcast it at lick-the-plate.com.

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et’s put the spotlight on “here” in San Diego for some hot news out of nearby Ramona, where Ramona Ranch winery was recently rewarded with two gold and two silver medals at the Harvest Challenge Sonoma County International Wine Competition. Micole Moore and his wife, Teri, came to this lovely valley town in 2004

taste of wine frank mangio All this careful, responsible crafting of wines and the gold and silver wines followed. His 2016 Super Tuscan ($45) is one

MICOLE MOORE produces mainly Mediterranean-style balanced wines at his Ramona Ranch Winery and vineyard. Photo courtesy Ramona Ranch

to make wine in a farm and agricultural setting. Ramona’s unique microclimate earned the area an AVA District Designation in 2006 where it now is home base for some 50 vineyards and 25 wineries. Moore focused on sustainability since the get-go. A visit will show wind turbines, solar, owl boxes and an insectary for beneficial bugs and birds.

of them, blended with 75% Sangiovese and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is open for tasting Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 6 p.m. Go to ramonaranchwines.com. • Another winner was Jeff Runquist Wines of Amador County, who won the Winery of the Year at Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition, one of


four distinctions for 2019. Runquist was also Winery of the year at the California State Fair competition. Try his Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, two of my personal babies. Learn more at jeffrunquistwines.com. • If you agree with me that family-owned winemakers make it right, then the biggest show of that talent is the 2020 Family Winemakers Tasting, Sunday, March 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. for the public, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Bing Crosby Hall. There will be 125 wineries pouring, with wines like Justin, Keenan, Sojourn, Howell Mountain and Falkner. Public cost starts at $55. Go to familywinemakers.org to purchasing tickets. • Another wine and food show you don’t want to miss is the Palm Desert Food and Wine Fest at the Gardens at El Paseo, Friday and Saturday, March 27-28. Grand Tastings and celebrity chefs galore with more than 40 area restaurants and 60-plus wines, beer and spirits. For more information and pricing, see palmdesertfoodandwine.com. • Bravo’s Top Chef All Stars are back on TV and heading to Los Angeles with 15 front-runners from seasons past duking it out with luscious and exotic dishes, starting March 19 and every Thursday at 10 p.m. on the Bravo network. Check out bravotv.com/topchef. Silver Oak Wine Event at Parc Brasserie Veteran restaurateur Garo Minassian has it figured out with Parc Bistro Brasserie on Bankers Hill,

5th Avenue in San Diego. The décor is straight out of Paris, and when he stages a wine dinner event it’s second to none. This night he brought in Silver Oak’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignons from the Alexander Valley and Napa Valley. Both were served side by side with oven-roasted duck breast and duck confit, each with their own sides to complement the food and the wines. Silver Oak, which only makes Cabs, has a younger brother, Twomey, which has an inventory of wines such as Pinot Noir and Merlot, to satisfy those palates. Enjoy parcbb.com.

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Gallery owner celebrates 25 years in art industry By Hoa Quach

NEW AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society announces the latest version of “The Coloring Book of Rancho Santa Fe.” Redesigned for both the younger and older artist, this second edition coloring book offers images with notations that tell the history of Rancho Santa Fe, and all the pictures were contributed by local artists. The first edition was printed in 1997. This 20th anniversary edition includes additional pages for your coloring pleasure along with updated text. Drop by La Flecha House to purchase one for yourself or family and friends. For more on the Historical Society, visit rsfhs.org. Courtesy photo

Village Church presents San Diego premiere of Ellington Sacred Concert RANCHO SANTA FE — The Village Church will present the San Diego premiere of jazz legend Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert, arranged by John Høybye and Peder Pedersen as part of their spring concert series. The concert, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29, will feature the Village Community Chorale, the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band, and soprano soloist Denise Tillman. Of the upcoming concert, Director of Music Ministries Juan Carlos Acosta said, “We are excited to take on this masterpiece by a giant of American music and one of the most import-

ant figures in jazz music. The Sacred Concert is both inspirational and exuberant, and the addition of the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band is a particular treat. In a word... it SWINGS!” Written between 1965 and 1973, Ellington’s Sacred Concert is a collection of pieces that reflect his faith through music, combining elements of jazz, classical music, choral music, spirituals, gospel, blues and dance. There is no charge for admission; there will be a free-will offering. Childcare will be provided with RSVP to alycenn@villagechurch.org.

SOLANA BEACH — For Solana Beach business owner, Ruth-Ann Thorn, art has always been more than just a job. For the native Californian, it’s a passion that deserves to be shared. It’s why Thorn, who started working in the art industry with her mother in the 1990s, has continued to share her love for the profession over the years. This year marks Thorn’s 25th year in the art industry. Thorn, the owner of Exclusive Collections Gallery, recently celebrated the milestone by hosting Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and his eclectic collection. But, it’s the unknown artists who have made Thorn’s career worth it all. Looking back on her decades-long career as a gallery owner and curator, Thorn said it’s “discovering unknown artists and bringing them to international acclaim such as Michael Flohr, Henry Asencio, Michael Summers and Chuck Joseph” that has made her most proud. “I am always on the lookout for the next great artist to come on the scene,” said Thorn, who also serves as chairwoman for the Rincon Economic Development Corporation, which supports the tribal community of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. “But I also work with internationally acclaimed artists from all over the world. I try to find the best artist in each genre meaning landscape, abstract, figurative and glass.” Thorn started her path as an art gallery owner with her mother when they

RUTH-ANN THORN, owner of Exclusive Collections Gallery in Solana Beach, stands with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer and artist Chad Smith. Courtesy photo

opened a shop in La Jolla in the 1990s. The duo moved on to open galleries in the other areas of Southern California, as well as Las Vegas and Colorado. Five years ago, she decided to move her business to Solana Beach. “I decided five years ago to down-scale and move my gallery back to more of a community environment and that’s why I chose Solana Beach,” Thorn said. Despite downsizing the business, she has continued to thrive in the beachside community. “We have great collectors and patrons of the arts who have the same amount of passion that we have as art dealers,” Thorn said. “Without those folks supporting the artist we would not have remained in business for 25 years.” Jamie Forbes, publish-



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er of FineArt Magazine, who has known Thorn for nearly 30 years said she has always “stood out” in the arts community. “What makes Ruth Ann’s gallery stand out from others is the quality of art, love, and service she lends to her artists, customer base, and the community she serves,” Forbes said. “She has demonstrated her community commitment for over thirty years by exhibiting local and nationally-known artists in her galleries, public spaces and international art fairs.” Thorn, who said one of her favorite exhibits of her career includes “Art of Dr. Seuss” by Jose Royo, said she hopes to continue to stay in business for years to come. More importantly, she hopes to convey the emotions in every art piece that is on display at Exclu-

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Tribute to Neil Diamond benefits local Parkinson’s program ‘Sweet Caroline Tour’ to help local charities REGION — Diehard Neil Diamond fans all over the globe were devastated when he announced his retirement from the road last year due to a Parkinson’s diagnosis, none more so than Jay White. White is known all over the world for being the No. 1 Diamond performer, and he found a way to pick up the torch and pay tribute to his music idol with the Sweet Caroline Tour, which will come to San Diego’s Spreckels Theater on April 24. In addition to entertaining audiences, many of the concerts on the Sweet Caroline Tour benefit local charities including the upcoming San Diego show. “We’re really excited about the April 24 show at Spreckels Theatre because, in addition to delivering an amazing Neil Diamond show, we’re able to assist Encinitas Magdalena Ecke YMCA’s push to raise funds for their new program to support Parkinson’s patients and families in the region,” Steve Tatone, producer and tour manager said.

The tour has been known gems — and perform criss-crossing North Amer- them in the most reverent ica for the last 20 months and joyfully inspirational and shows are scheduled way Diamond fans everyacross the U.S., Australia where need and have come and Europe over the next to expect,” Tatone said. two years. White has performed “The audience re- over 8,000 concerts worldsponse has been electric,” wide and had the pleasure Tatone said. Both diehard of meeting Diamond twice. ‘Diamondheads’ and con- He said of Neil and his famcert-goers of all ages still ily: “Their kindness and crave Neil Diamond’s music acceptance have always performed authentically. been greatly appreciated. Jay and the band deliv- ... I will continue to pay er the goods … and then homage through some.” each and every Tatone says that White performance to has earned the blessing of the man who Diamond and his family to has meant carry on his legacy. so much, “Jay has been doing to so this for more than 30 years and has been embraced and encouraged by Neil Diamond and his family,” he said. “When you watch him perform all the classics on stage and listen to his dynamic band it’s easy to see why. It’s an incredible ensemble of musicians and voices including Mr. Diamond’s legendary congo player/percussionist of 40 years, King Errisson.” Songs performed on the tour span Diamond’s 50-year career. “We take his inspirational canon of songs THE SWEET CAROLINE TOUR will hit the stage at Spreckels Theatre at 7:30 — the hits p.m. April 24 starring Jay White. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com. and the lesser Courtesy photo

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many, for so long, especially me.” Promoter Wayne Label got involved with the Sweet Caroline Tour when Tatone reached out to him when he was president of the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego. “We chose the Magdalena Ecke YMCA to be the beneficiary of the San Diego show because of the work they are doing for Parkinson’s patients,” Label said. “They are the second largest YMCA in the country and have an innovative exercise program. They integrated the Rock Steady boxing program, which is dedicated to Parkinson’s patients, and expanded it to include other exercises proven to improve Parkinson’s symptoms.” The hope, Label said, is with help from the community and some of the proceeds from events like the Sweet Caroline Tour show in San Diego, Magdalena Ecke can become a practice ground for the other YMCAs across the country.

“We want to help the YMCA do more for Parkinson’s patients nationwide,” he said. The Sweet Caroline Tour will hit the stage at Spreckels Theatre at 7:30

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Encinitas Arts Alive returns after yearlong hiatus Colony. “The countdown ENCINITAS — After to unveiling turns a room a break last year, Encinitas to color and beauty before Arts Alive is coming back, everyone’s eyes. It is a specjust in time to celebrate the tacular display of color when banner exhibit’s 20th anni- all the banners are unfurled versary. at the same time. It brings The banners will be re- the community together in vealed at an unveiling recep- a way no other event does.” After the unveiling tion on March 14 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Encinitas ceremony, the banners will Community and Senior Cen- then be displayed throughter. The exhibit is put on by out six miles in the city, from the Encinitas 101 Artists’ lampposts along Coast HighColony, who invites area art- way 101 from La Costa Aveists to participate in the art nue in Leucadia, continuing show. This year 62 artists, through Encinitas and endranging from teenagers to a ing at Cardiff’s Restaurant 101-year-old, will be show- Row and Seaside Market’s casing their original work. parking lot. People can bid on the “The unveiling is the A VIEW of an Arts Alive banner unveiling from a previous year. This year’s unveiling is March 14 at the Encinitas Com- most exciting art event of banners at the reception munity and Senior Center and will feature banners from 62 the year,” said Danny Salz- and also by calling (760) artists. Courtesy photo handler the News_RUN: 101 Artists’ 473-5164 8.525” until June Wildfire Mitigation Ad__Coast Newsof+ RSF 3/13/20_TRIM: x 10” 12. The By Tawny McCray

entire collection will then be on final display and auctioned off at the live auction held at the Seaside Market Plaza in Cardiff on June 14. Christinia Lee, the 101-year-old artist whose banner will be featured in the exhibit, said she first started painting after her husband died in 1994. Lee previously showed her work at the 101 Artists’ Colony in the late 1990s, when it was in the Lumberyard Shopping Center. She said she’s painted and sold a lot of pictures and her house is like a gallery. “I have pictures everywhere,” she said in an interview March 2. Arts Alive marks Lee’s return to painting — in De-


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cember she retired from teaching hula at the Carlsbad Senior Center for more than two decades and she said now that she’s not working so hard on that she’s happy to pick up the brush again. “I told Danny if he’d give me a short (banner) I’d do it,” Lee said, describing her banner as having a rosy background with the words love, harmony and joy displayed throughout it. “And then in the middle of all that it shows a profile of a man and a woman about to kiss.” She added, joking, “I think it looks like a 101-yearold did it. I can’t draw a straight line anymore.” Salzhandler said Encinitas Arts Alive debuted in 2000 as a way to promote art and the Historic Highway 101. He said from start to finish the event is a nine-month endeavor and there have been as many as 101 paintings on exhibit along the 101 in previous years. The event also helped earn the city the Great American Main Street Award from the national Main Street organization. This year’s exhibit is dedicated to Morgan Mallory, beloved resident and longtime owner of Corner Frame Shop who died in September. Salzhandler said Mallory was involved in the Cardiff and Leucadia parts of Arts Alive, helping to hang the art for the unveilings and auctions. He said Mallory left a legacy of keeping art alive in Encinitas. “He started the LeucadiART Walk and was instrumental in many other art and cultural community events that will endure through the years,” Salzhandler said. “He was so involved in community art and will be missed.” Salzhandler said Arts Alive is the sole fundraiser of the 101 Artists’ Colony. He said the money raised is used to pay the artists and also supports several other community events each year such as Safe Trick-or Treat and poetry slams. Salzhandler said the Arts Alive benefits the community as well as the artists. “We want people to understand that fine art is accessible to all walks of life at an affordable price,” he said. “Also, local artists are happy to paint for (the exhibit) to enhance our historic highway for all to see. They can use their original images for promoting their art and to make other items.”

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ESCONDIDO — The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum recently launched its first-ever mural contest with the goal of bringing together the North County community while highlighting the artists in the region. The winners of the contest, which has a theme of “The Joy of Being Outside,” will see his or her work displayed on a 20-by-16-feet canvas outside of the highly trafficked children’s museum. The space is currently occupied by work of Aled Anaya, an Escondido art teacher. Wendy Taylor, executive director of the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, said the nonprofit

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The Best of Broadway will take the stage for two nights at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido at 7:30 p.m. March 13 and 2 p.m. March 14 at the Center Theater, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Tickets are $30 to $45 and can be purchased at artcenter.org or at the Center ticket office at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido or by calling (800) 988-4253.

decided to launch the project because they saw it as a “unique opportunity.” “With 170,000 visitors coming through our doors each year and many more driving past us on North Broadway, we saw a unique opportunity to use our building as a platform for artists and community to engage in meaningful conversations about art, childhood, belonging, and environmental consciousness,” Taylor said. “The museum is looking forward to presenting a contest that will involve the community and North County museums in a meaningful way.” The contest, which is being sponsored with a County of San Diego grant, is open to any artists over

the age of 18. Soudabeh Mermazadeh, an art instructor at Del Lago Academy, and Chrisanne Moats, director of the Escondido Arts Partnership, are among a handful of jurors who will be tasked with narrowing down the entries before the public decides on a winner. “We’re excited to include in our jury not only museum professionals and artists, but also local high school students, museum supporters, and the general public — since shortlisted artworks will be submitted to an online public vote to select the winning entries,” Taylor said. Taylor said artists who are hopeful to have their work displayed on the bill-

board are encouraged to “reflect on environmental stewardship and education, and submit artworks that spark reflection and conversation.” Two winners will be selected with each mural on display for six months. “The jury is interested in artworks that explore the unique feelings of freedom, hope and joy characteristic of childhood, that are often found in relationships with the outdoors,” Taylor said. “What does a child’s fearless connection to the land mean?” “This is an exciting opportunity for artists,” Beth Marino, associate director for the California Center for the Arts, which is partnering with the San Diego Children’s Discov-

ery Museum on the mural contest, said. “Aside from the personal achievement of having their art selected for such a public venue, we hope that they see and help promote Escondido as a community that has a vibrant and thriving art scene.” Of course, it isn’t just the winning artist who will benefit from having his or her artwork on display. Taylor said the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s visitors will also appreciate the mural. “We are excited to print our first winning entry in the spring, and to watch children and families interact with the art,” Taylor said. “We hope our visitors will be inspired to

participate in the public vote, so that the artworks going up are truly reflective of our community. .” “Public art inspires and uplifts,” Marino said. “We hope that artists take into consideration and are inspired by the community of Escondido.” The deadline for the contest is midnight Friday, March 27. The jury will narrow the entries down to 10 pieces, which will then be decided on by the public online. The two winning artworks will be announced on May 11 with the first piece on display from May to October and the second on display beginning November. For more information about the contest, go to muralcompetition.sdcdm.org/.

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Get tickets now for Circus Vargas, which will set up its tent in Escondido March 27 through April 6 at 272 East Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido. Visit showAUCTION PREVIEW clix.com/events/18207 for There will be an pretickets. view viewing from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 14 for the March 28 of the Escondido Arts MACHADO APPEARANCE Iron Sage Wood, with Partnership auction, includspecial guest Rob Machado, ing a donation from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation. will perform at The Belly Tickets $55. Make a reserva- Up Tavern at 8 p.m. March tion online at brownpaper- 14 at 143 S. Cedros Ave., tickets.com/event/4510464 Solana Beach, benefiting Moores Cancer Center at or at (760) 480-4101 UC San Diego Health. For tickets and information, visit http://bellyup.com/ or call (858) 481-9022. NEW AT NCRT




San Diego Family Arts & Literacy presents an Arts for Learning Connection Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 19 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Motivate a love of reading through an immersive experience of visual and performance art. For families with children ages 4 to 14. All materials are provided, and each family receives a book to take home. Register at (760) 7537376.



All ages are welcome at the Rady Children’s Date Night for a Cause Happy Hour, featuring Atomic Groove, at 5 p.m. March 20 at the Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. Tickets $85 to $100 at bellyup.com.


Lux Art Institute presents a reception and lecture by Regional Artist Michelle Montjoy, from 6 to 9 p.m. March 20 at 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Cost is $10 for guests. RSVP AN IRISH EVENING Celebrate with an eveto https://luxart.wufoo.com/ ning of Irish music, ballads forms/wy9i4j702tktkn/. and storytelling from 6 to 8 p.m. March 22 with the Máirtín de Cógáin Project 540 Cornish Drive, EnciniCAKE SHOW – SWEET! The San Diego Cake tas. Cost is $20. Cógáin is a Show comes to town from 10 singer, dancer, story-teller a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21 and and bodhrán (Irish drum) March 22 in the Del Mar player.


Friends of the Del Mar The North Coast ReperLibrary present a Bluegrass tory Theatre will stage “The NOON TUNES We d n e s d a y s @ N o o n Concert Series: Sunnyside GYPSY SOUL Outsider” through March The Hutchins Consort 15. Tickets at https://north- hosts the Me Kolme Trio, Strings from 6:30 to 8:30 with a free program of p.m. March 19 at the Del presents Gypsy Soul music coastrep.org/. chamber music at noon on Mar Branch Library, 1309 of Eastern Europe, flamenMarch 18 at the Encinitas Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. co and Gypsy from 8 to 9:30 p.m. March 13 at St. Andrew´s Episcopal Church, MUSEUM CHAPTER MEETS 890 Balour Drive. Entry is “The Pottery Wars” $15 to $35. For more infor- will be the topic of San Dimation, visit info@hutchins- ego Museum of Art – North consort.org. Coast Chapter’s program at 9:30 a.m. March 16 at St. PeMUSIC BY THE SEA ter’s Episcopal Church, 334 Music By The Sea pres- 14th St., Del Mar. Docent ents violinist Pavel Šporcl, Allie Arnell will speak on 78% of The Coast News’ readers are age appropriate and pianist Svetlana Smoli- how in 1598, the Japanese na at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at Army withdrew from Korea 25 to 64 years which accounts for the “highest levels of consumer spending.”* the Encinitas Library, 540 after a six-year war and took Cornish Drive, Encinitas. wealthy hostages for ranProudly serving North San Diego County for over 32 years! Cost is $14. som, as well as Korean artisans, including potters. Cost is $10; free to SDMA-NCC members.



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Celebrating its 20th year, the 101 Artists’ Colony has invited more than 60 area artists for the unveiling of the Arts Alive banners at 4:30 p.m. March 14 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The six-mile-long art show hangs from streetlights along Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. The banners will hang on La Costa Avenue in Leucadia, continuing through Encinitas, and ending at Cardiff’s Restaurant Row and the Seaside Market parking lot.



Lux Art Institute offers Spring Break Camp for students ages 5- to 14-years-old, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, for all skill levels. Materials included in registration fee of $300 per week. Aftercare will be offered one hour after camp for an additional $25 a week. Session I: March 30 to April 3. Session II: April 6 to April 10. Register with Veronica Bellocci at vbellocci@luxartinstitute.org or at (760) 436-6611 ext. 200, PI DAY CONCERT! or https://luxart.wufoo.com/ Hutchins Consort of- forms/w8hay480lmy87a/.

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Encinitas files suit in housing element dispute ENCINITAS — In an effort to bring clarity to an ongoing dispute about whether or not Encinitas residents have a right to vote on up-zoning in their community, the city of Encinitas filed an amended complaint in San Diego Superior Court March 6. The action concerns a part of the city's housing element called “Program 3C,” which was required by the state to be included in the plan. Housing elements provide an analysis of a community's housing needs for all income levels and strategies to respond to providing for those housing needs. Program 3C says the city must ask the courts whether the required up-zoning can be subject to the vote of the people - which is in line with Encinitas' voter-approved Proposition A - or whether the vote requirement is preempted by state law with respect to required housing element updates. The state argues that no up-zoning actions, whether or not related to a housing element, should be subject to the vote of the people. Therefore, the city is naming the California Department of Housing and Community Development in the declaratory relief action to get judicial guidance in this matter. The city believes this action honors its residents’ constitutional right to referendum while balancing compliance with state law.

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omatoes, lettuce and zucchini, oh boy! Now is the time to walk down the yellow brick road to your backyard or patio. In the last column of Jano’s Garden, I talked about how to build a raised bed, and now it is time to fill them with nourishing crops. The best advice for all gardeners, whether you are a small family of two or a larger group, is to take a casual survey. What do you really like to eat and what is your style of cooking? If you have a family whose mainstay is meat and potatoes, then exotic vegetables may not fit their fancy. On the other hand, if you have vegetable lovers, then explore some easy to grow varieties such as zucchini, bok choy, Napa cabbage, peppers, tomatoes or mizuma for example.

Make a diagram Last summer we planted butternut squash and the vines extended to over 10 feet down the bank of our yard. Luckily, we had the space, but if you want to grow winter squash, cucumber and melons you need to give them plenty of room to sprawl their vines and fruit. To begin your garden plan, invest in a pad of graph paper, a ruler and good pencil with eraser. Think of this exercise as if you are playing a large

A RAISED BED at the Encinitas Community Garden is a grand example of a Square Foot Garden plan. Photo by Jano Nightingale

game of Tic Tac Toe. If you plan on having a 4-foot-by8-foot raised bed, you will be dividing your graph paper into 32 squares of one square foot each. Then, when you transpose this grid to the outdoor raised bed, you can use bamboo stakes and twine to help measure the squares. There are also interactive square foot guides available from the “Gardener’s Supply Company” website – “The Kitchen Garden Planner.” The original “Square Foot Gardening Guide,” by Mel Bartholomew is also available online. As you continue developing your plan, one might start with two tomatoes and two peppers at the center of the grid — each using 1 square foot. For the beginning gardener it is advisable to start with seedlings purchased from a nursery.

Following the squares on either side of the tomatoes, you can fit a block of greens or small root crops such as carrots, beets and radishes from seed. Then extending to the outside edge of the grid, you will place all the crops that need room to grow laterally. These include seedlings of pumpkin, winter squash, cucumber and any type of melon. All of these crops have stems that can grow from 5 to 10 feet when given the chance hence placing them around the edges. If you have room for a second bed, you can start the process again, this time placing root crops and brassica parallel to the tomatoes at the center. The brassica family includes seedlings of broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and Chinese greens. In your second bed, the last

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ball and beer. I can’t think of a better way to spend a day. See you at the ballpark. Pro-tip: Beer at the game isn’t cheap. Even at Spring Training pints and tall boys were $10-13.00. Plan ahead and visit one of the neighboring breweries first. At Petco Park, you can hear the crowd, and even partially see into the stadium from the upstairs patio at Half Door Brewing. Pro-tip: If you live in North County you can take the Coaster train all the

Alleged fake surgeon faces more charges DEL MAR — Prosecutors filed nearly a dozen new charges March 2 against the owner of a Del Mar cosmetic surgery center, who allegedly posed as a plastic surgeon and inappropriately touched four patients. Dario Moscoso, 67, now faces 20 felony and misdemeanor counts, including sexual battery, treating the sick/afflicted without a certificate, and use of terms and letters falsely indicating right to practice medicine, for allegedly representing himself as a licensed cosmetic surgeon and inappropriately touching four women between 2017 and 2019. He was initially charged last December with nine counts related to one woman, and at the time, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office had sought the public's help in locating additional victims. Prosecutors allege Moscoso, owner of the Del Mar Cosmetic Contouring Surgery Center, was performing procedures such as “Brazilian butt lifts” and breast augmentation without being licensed to practice medicine. The complaint alleges he falsely represented himself as a doctor as recently as Dec. 5 of last year. Deputy District Attorney Trisha Amador said that in addition to the victims’ accounts, an undercover police officer also witnessed Moscoso falsely representing himself as a physician. Moscoso, who remains out of custody on bail, pleaded not guilty to the new charges and was ordered by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Laura Halgren to stay away from the surgery center and not to engage in any type of employment at any medical clinic. He’s due back in court April 14 for a readiness conference. According to the defendant’s attorney, the clinic “is all but closed down” at this point. — City News Service way downtown, and walk to the park. They have a special late train to accommodate fans heading back north. Pro-tip: If you’re traveling for Major League baseball, Sports Illustrated has put together a ballpark beer guide you can find on their website. Final thoughts: Next week is St. Patrick’s Day. Skip the green beer and look for a local Irish-style option instead. Try Second Chance Brewing’s award winning Mulligan Irishstyle Red Ale. You won’t regret it.

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Dr. Bell helps resolve dizziness, vertigo, and balance issues Dr. Kim Bell, DPT is an especially dedicated vestibular physical therapist and that’s because she’s experienced the disorienting symptoms her patients are going through firsthand. Dr. Bell began working as a physical therapist in 2002 and has been specializing in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems and falls since 2006. She opened her own practice six years ago and even developed her own method, called “the Bell Method”, after resolving her own 25-year struggle with vertigo. “I had fallen off a swing and fallen off a sled when I was a kid and my mom told me that’s when I started getting dizzy spells,” Dr. Bell said. “She would take me to the emergency room when I was throwing up but nobody ever figured out why I had these problems. I went to so many (doctors and specialists) and nobody helped me. It’s the worst feeling to just be like, ‘Who’s going to help me’?”

Bell said she tried many different medications during her decades-long intermittent problems with dizziness but none of them helped. She said one day she finally decided to take on responsibility for her own case and ended up figuring out how to resolve her symptoms. “I was about 35 years old at that point and I said, ‘This is my mission now, I’m going to start this practice and go rescue other people like me who are being misunderstood and mismanaged and help them get their lives back,” the now 41-year-old said. Dr. Bell said vertigo, dizziness and balance issues can be triggered by external factors, such as a head injury or concussion as a result of an accident or a fall. She said symptoms can also come on spontaneously. “You have people that didn’t even hit their head but they just woke up with vertigo one morning,” she said. “And all of sudden

DR. KIM BELL, DPT has been specializing in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems and falls since 2006. Courtesy photo

they just feel like somebody took their house and flipped it upside down. They can’t orient themselves so they bump into the walls or fall. It’s terrible!” Dr. Bell says it can be a scary experience because

most people do not know the root cause of their discomfort or have been told there is nothing they can do. The most common thing she treats are inner ear conditions that affect the equilibrium, which includes a con-

dition called BPPV, which are basically crystals in your ear that get knocked out of place and cause positional vertigo. She said many patients come to her with a diagnosis of Ménière’s disease, which is fluid build-up that causes excessive pressure in the ear, but she finds that the majority of them don’t actually have it, and it is commonly misdiagnosed. “It is commonly over diagnosed,” she said. “Many people I meet tell me they were diagnosed as having Ménière’s disease when I evaluate them I can tell you they don’t appear to have that. Most of them have these crystals that I can resolve. Therefore, I recommend seeking another opinion about Ménière’s disease.” Dr. Bell said her method involves looking at the whole person to figure out the big picture of what’s happening with them. “I’m looking at the emotional component, their vision, their brain function,

their ears, their feet, their coordination, their inner ear, the heart, and more,” she said. “That’s different than a traditional vestibular physical therapist that might use tunnel vision and only look at your inner ear. That’s why so many patients have to go from one doctor to the next to the next because most are just using tunnel vision and looking at whatever they specialize in.” Dr. Bell, who makes house calls since people with balance and dizziness issues often have a hard time traveling, said she typically resolves people’s cases in two to four visits. She said her aim is to offer people hope and encouragement. “In most cases I tell my patients you are going to recover from this, 100 percent, and I’m going to make sure of it,” she said. To learn more about Dr. Kim Bell, DPT visit online at betterbalanceinlife.com or call (760) 652-9993.

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The city of Encinitas, in partnership with California Coast Credit Union, will offer a free financial workshop series, from 6 to 7 p.m. March 18 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The March 18 workshop topic is Long-Term Care. In this interactive workshop, learn about your options and how to save money with long-term care discounted plans. For additional information or to RSVP to attend, e-mail encinitasparksandrec@encinitasca.gov or call (760) 633-2740.

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Did you know that the #1 cause of leg pain is due to vein disease? More than 25 percent of people in the United States suffer from vein disease or varicose veins. Symptoms can have a wide range of severity depending on the extent of disease. Some people may just have a few isolated spider veins while others may have painful, bulging varicose veins. Varicose veins are surface veins that are enlarged, swollen and/or bulging due to underlying vein disease. If left untreated, varicose veins can lead to more serious concerns over time due to the progressive nature of the disease. Varicose veins often progress over time and are worsened by prolonged standing, pregnancy, or excessive weight. Along with being unsightly and painful, varicose veins and vein disease can cause a wide range of

signs and symptoms including; • Leg pain/aching/cramping • Leg itching/burning/numbness • Skin changes/discoloration/ ulceration • Leg restlessness • Leg swelling/heaviness • Varicose veins or Spider veins


facts on how the land was tion is now open for the for saved for nature and the FACE Foundation’s Bags & community. Baubles 2020 set for April 26, with tickets discounted from $50 to $35 until March 21. Bid on new and gently loved designer handHEALTHY HIPS Join the “Heal Your bags, jewelry, accessories Hips” class from 6 to 7:30 and sunglasses, all to benp.m. March 19 at the Palo- efit pets in need of critimar Medical Center Es- cal veterinary care. Visit condido, Raymond Family https://events.readysetaucConference Center, 2185 tion.com /facefoundation / Citracado Parkway, Escon- bagsandbaubles. dido. Registration required at PalomarHealth.org/ Classes or call (800) 628TELLING STORIES 2880. The Encinitas Library is host a Storytelling Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. BAGS & BAUBLES SIGNUP March 21 at 540 Cornish Early bird registra- Drive, Encinitas, with per-

The city of Encinitas, in partnership with California Coast Credit Union, offers a free presentation about Long-Term Care from 6 to 7 p.m. March 18 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas.


Discover the history and beauty of Harbaugh Seaside Trails from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 18 at Harbaugh Seaside Trails, Coast Highway 101, north Solana Beach. The Nature Collective will lead you along the wave-shaped trail design. Get to know the four habitats taking root, plus fun

If you are experiencing any of these listed symptoms, you may be suffering from chronic venous insufficiency and likely would benefit from a consultation with a vein specialist. Oceana Vein Specialists focus exclusively on leg vein disease and varicose veins and are experts in minimally invasive, non-surgical, office-based procedures that produce fantastic results with minimal discomfort and virtually zero downtime. These treatments include thermal ablation, non-thermal ablation, sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, and compression stocking therapy. From your first visit




patient visits, ultrasound examinations, and vein procedures in their relaxing ocean view office. D r . Isadore, Medical Director of Oceana Vein Specialists, is a double board certified, fellowship trained Vascular and Interventional Radiologist. Dr. Isadore has dedicated his career to vein care, ensuring optimal results and happy patients. “There is a real sense of accomplishment in treating someone’s concerns with painless, min-

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Seaside Center for Spiritual Living will host “Awakening Inner Peace and Stillness,” an evening of meditative inquiry with Chess Edwards from 5 to 7 p.m. March 21 at 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas. Cost is $15. For more information, visit ChessEdwards.com.

imally invasive techniques. Patients are able to resume normal activity immediately after the procedure without missing a day of work,” Isadore said. A common misconception is that vein procedures are not covered by insurance. In fact, most treatments for symptomatic varicose veins are covered by insurance when certain criteria are met. Oceana Vein Specialists accepts all major PPO Insurances, including Medicare, and manages all benefits checks and procedure approvals. To schedule a free educational consultation with Dr. Isadore or a more in depth patient visit and ultrasound examination at Oceana Vein Specialists, call today at 760-300-1358 or visit www.OceanaVein.com

from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. San Diego Botanic Garden Members $40; Non-Members: $48. Fee includes materials. Bring small clippers to class. For more information, visit sdbgarden.org/ classes.htm. PARLA ITALIANO

A new session of Italian classes begins on April 1 at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Students can choose among eight courses, from beginMAKE A BUNNY TOPIARY ning to advanced levels. Make a Spring Succu- Registration is open now lent Bunny Topiary at the at the Italian Cultural CenSan Diego Botanic Garden ter’s website, icc-sd.org.



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wish I could remember which scientist of note said this and when, but here’s the gist of his thought: Never mind the threat of nuclear destruction, wild weather or heart disease; it’s viruses that will do us in. Based on the events of the last three weeks, he might be right. The words coronavirus and COVID-19 – both names for a new strain of flu – have entered our vocabulary, saturated our consciousness and engulfed our well-being. You can’t listen to the radio, open email, turn on the television or read a newspaper without being hit in the face (but DON’T touch that face!) with talk of this virulent new life form. And no wonder. The steady march of the coronavirus has caused school, restaurant and store closures; the quarantine of entire towns; a mass exodus to home offices; the closure of borders; stock market plunges; virus testkit shortages; the cessation of communion at churches; and the cancellation of major and minor events. The annual SXSW showcase in Austin, Texas, scheduled to open today, will not. And planners are wondering whether the NCAA’s March Madness games will be played in empty halls. News of COVID-19 has caused long lines at Costco and hoarding of facemasks, bottled water and toilet paper. (People! This virus does NOT strike the gastrointestinal tract.) Certainly not immune to coronavirus chaos is the travel industry. Many potential travelers are debating whether to cancel plans, make any new ones or just hunker down at home until…well, no one knows. Virtuoso, a global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, says their customers’ biggest concern is not getting sick, but getting stuck. Not knowing how long the coronavirus is a threat and whether to alter ships’ itineraries or give refunds, the $45 billion cruise industry is in nervous limbo. (The regular appearance of norovirus, which causes extreme GI symptoms, and the grounding and sinking of a few ships in past years haven’t done the industry any favors either.) Hotels and tour groups are receiving thousands of cancellations, and many potential passengers are checking the refund policies on their airline tickets. Travelers should definitely avoid Italy, Iran, China and South Korea, which are on the Center for Disease Control and Preven-

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