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Association settles on fine schedule By Christina Macone-Greene
Adrienne Falzon and Holli Lienau are co-chairs of the April 28 breast cancer fundraiser “Brunch, Browse and Buy” at the Santaluz Club. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
Ranch residents champion breast cancer fundraiser By Christina Macone-Greene
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Santaluz Club is turning pink thanks to two local women who are helping to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Angels. The Spanish-colonial setting is a perfect venue for the April 28 afternoon soiree titled, “Brunch, Browse and Buy.” Co-chairing the event are Rancho Santa Fe residents Holli Lienau and Adrienne Falzon. “The idea behind this event is that everyone comes in, has some wine, nibbles on some brunch and then browses and buys,” said Lienau, who is also board treasurer of Breast Cancer Angels. “Twenty percent of everything purchased goes to Breast Cancer Angels.” Entertainment for the day will be classical flamenco guitarist Miles Moynier.
Breast Cancer Angels helps women (and men) battling cancer who are in need of financial support. This type of assistance ranges from food certificates, fuel, rental expenses and utilities to medical copays and more. Breast Cancer Angels is unique in that it helps patients with their specific financial needs. All proceeds go to those in need and the m o n e y raised in San Diego will go to San Diegans. According to Lienau, Breast Cancer Angels was established in the Orange County area in 1999 when two women met while
undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. They realized that health insurance only covered so much. “If you’re sick, you can’t go to work, but your bills are still going to be the same,” Lienau said. The original co-founders realized the financial and emotional need that many patients and their families face du r i ng this trying time. F r o m humble beginnings, a handful of people contributed $20 a month, the organization evolved. Today, Breast Cancer Angels assists well over 500 people every year in San Diego, Orange County and
the South Bay combined. It’s not a grant-driven nonprofit, so it relies on contributions from its Breast Cancer Angels and fundraiser proceeds. Currently, the nonprofit has roughly 500 angels and that number continues to grow. Lienau said last year it supported about 30 San Diego women and their 20 children. Over the last 18 years, Lienau said, a major shift has taken place. “We used to support a lot of older ladies. Now, patients are younger which is harder because they have kids,” she said. “It’s not just the 65- to 70-year-old lady getting breast cancer. The 35-year-old mom with two little kids is getting it, too.” The domino effect can be awful for patients who are unable to work. Lienau TURN TO FUNDRAISER ON 3
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RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Covenant residents who violate the rules may be subject to fines approved by the Rancho Santa Fe Association board members at its last monthly board meeting. On March 1, board member Allen Finkleson said that resident comments had been received. “I looked at them, and I don’t believe any warrant changes,” he said. “I make a motion that we adopt the resolution that adopts the fine schedule.” The schedule was first proposed during a January board meeting. It was posted for 30 days to encourage member input per the Davis-Stirling Act for homeowners associations. Before the fine schedule was approved, Covenant residents who violated the rules were subject to a loss of golf and tennis privileges as well as being unable to vote for Covenant matters. Now, fines have been added to the list. The Association’s building commissioner, Tom Farrar, brought the fine schedule to the board table in January, explaining it took several months of research. They compiled material based on fines that other cities and HOAs cited for their itemized vi-
olations. “We want to give code enforcement some teeth with these numbers (fine schedule),” Farrar said in January. “And we don’t just go to the fine schedule — we try to resolve those issues.” Fine amounts were not disclosed at either the January or March board meeting. According to Association Manager Christy Whalen, the fine schedule is only provided to Covenant residents at the Association office or on the private members-only portion on the Association’s website. The fines are split between nonconstruction and construction violations. When the Association’s code enforcement officer learns of a non-construction violation, such as visual clutter, it will research the situation and try to resolve the issue via communication with the Covenant resident. If it goes unresolved, a violation notice is sent out next. Unless specified differently, there is a minimum of at least 14 days to resolve the issue. If after this time the matter is still not resolved, the member will be notified that a hearing will occur. The member will TURN TO FINES ON 9
The fine schedule will only be provided to Covenant residents at the Association office or on the private members-only portion on the Association’s website. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
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Local airline seeking investors as it preps for take-off CARLSBAD — Ted Vallas has a sky-high vision for North County. The 96-year-old businessman and owner of California Pacific Airlines is calling out to the community to take part. As his airline prepares for take-off out of Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport, he is seeking local investors for early boarding, so to speak. It is paramount to Vallas that the community participates in CP Air. “I want this to be a North County owned and operated airline,” he said. “I am a great believer in the community being behind this operation and getting involved.” For Phase 1 of operations, CP Air looks to offer commercial flights to San Jose, Sacramento, Oakland, Phoenix, Tucson, Reno and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Phase 2 will include service to Utah, Houston and various other cities. “We are looking to start operations
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in early summer,” Paul Hook, COO and executive vice president, said. “We will be starting with Embraer 145 aircraft, which will give us quick turnarounds. We can make several flights a day.” Currently the airline is awaiting county approval before flights can begin, which Vallas anticipates will happen soon. “We are fully certificated for full scheduled service and char-
ter authorization,” Vallas said. “So we will start even if we are still waiting for the county. We are available and ready to fly today if we are called to do so.” “The county is still doing its required due diligence, checking the environmental status,” Hook said. “We understand that really is the controlling factor as to when we can start scheduled service.” Vallas’ call to the com-
munity to be a part of CP Air did not go unheeded. John Barkley, the new CFO of CP Air, read about the investment opportunity and jumped at the chance to be a part of local history. “My father was one of the last presidents of the old PSA airline,” Barkley said. He wrote Vallas a letter, and soon he came on board utilizing his experience as an attorney with a background in tax and accounting. “I grew up in the airline industry. I never thought we would have another hometown airline in San Diego. The people in our region are fiercely loyal. Now that the Chargers have left, it feels like we have a hole in the community, we all want something to root for. CP Air gives North County a hometown team to be proud of.” Along with pride, CP Air is poised to have plenty of benefits to the area. “We are looking forward
to bringing additional employment, tax revenues and airport recognition,” Hook said. CP Air will bring an estimated 150 jobs to North County in its first year, which could multiply to 1,000 local jobs by year four. “Our market area is about 50 percent business people up and down and all
‘What can we do to help?’” With business bound to be booming, Vallas is reaching out to bring more local investors into the fold. “At present time I own 92 percent of the company,” he said. “I have about $15 million of my family’s and my own money invested. And now we’ve been authorized
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Local resident releases newest children’s book By Christina Macone-Greene
RANCHO SANTA FE — Imaginative. Creative. Illustrative. These are the qualities that local children’s book author Dee Leone instills in her work. Leone, a former elementary school teacher, describes herself as an amateur photographer. Still, her photos have been a springboard for ideas for her stories. Her newest work, “Nature’s Lullaby Fills the Night,” adds to her other two books titled “Dough Knights
Dee Leone and Dragons” and “Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns.” Leone, newcomer to Rancho Santa Fe, explained how “Nature’s Lullaby Fills the Night” is akin to a rhyming book. “It is like the world is singing a lullaby to soothe and calm little ones, so it has all kinds of nature scenes — land, sea, air,” Leone said. “Everything from even moths fluttering their powdery wings.” She said
she tries to use a lot of alliteration and different literary devices. Leone continues to hone her photography skills. She said one day she was sifting through her nature pictures, and those photos triggered her most recent work. “I was looking through them, and there was one of leaping dolphins that were off the coast of New Zealand, and there were butterflies,” Leone said. “I had all kinds of things, and I wanted to put them together into a children’s book. So, I did that and tried to use as much beautiful imagery as I could to depict the pictures.” Leone wants parents to know that her book is really for any age. However, if a child is between the ages of 3 and 7, they will understand the imagery more, she said. Leone is also hopeful that “Nature’s Lullaby Fills the Night” inspires others. “I want people to be more in touch with nature and to appreciate and take care of the environment,” she said. “I want them to look at nature as a soothing and calming type of thing that you can share with your children — a time to bond when you’re reading together.” Leone is thrilled that her illustrator used beautiful, soothing colors. “I just love the palette she used,” she said. While Leone works on her children’s books and other projects like screenplays, she is a teacher at heart. She
Dee Leone’s newest book, “Nature’s Lullaby Fills the Night,” features innovative illustrations and intriguing literary devices. Courtesy photos
taught elementary grades in Texas, Ohio and California. She also served as a gifted aide in Alaska. While teaching years ago, an editor reached out to her and asked her if she was interested in writing reproducible books for teachers, which included things such as fun sheets and puzzles. One assignment morphed into 20 more. Her work has also appeared in Children’s Digest and Highlights for Children. Years after her children were born, Leone became a stay at home mom. She later decided to try her hand at children’s books. Her first picture book, “Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns” was released in 2014. Her second book “Dough Knights and Dragons” came out in October 2017. A few months later, “Nature’s Lullaby Fills the Night,” rolled
When parents finish reading one of Leone’s books to their children, the entertainment continues with activity kits and fun sheets. On Leone’s website, parents are navigated to these things so that the story can be brought to life once again. Leone said she is naturally pulled to writing for this age range. “It helps bring back memories of my teaching days and that was the age when my girls actually loved to sit and listen to books being read to them even when they got old enough to read,” Leone said. “My girls never got tired of listening to them.” Leone’s books can be found online at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and independent bookstores. To learn more about Leone, visit www. deeleone.com.
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said that once a patient’s family goes through their savings, they can end up losing their home. “We all say that this would never happen because I have family, and I have friends. But some people don’t,” she said. “They don’t have a support system and these stories break your heart.” The need in San Diego is enormous, she said. Falzon, the co-chair and also a children’s author, became involved with Breast Cancer Angels nearly five years ago. “As I grow older, I’m really grateful for what I have,” Falzon said. “But sometimes it’s not enough just to be grateful. You have to go to the next level, and that’s giving back. However I can be of service, be it this organization or another, I’m there. What’s the point of any of this (life) unless we’re helping someone else.” Both Lienau and Falzon decided to host “Brunch, Browse and Buy” in the spring when the weather was perfect. The event timing is an optimal shopping opportunity for Mother’s Day. Falzon is a member of the Santaluz Club and secured the venue. So far, the co-chairs locked in 15 vendors. Shop-
pers will have the opportunity to peruse upscale items such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, custom artwork, soy candles and more. To date, vendors include Designer Details, Duchess of Pearls, Jacki B., Nancy Alvarez Women’s Clothing, Satori Designs,
If you’re sick, you can’t go to work, but your bills are still going to be the same.” Holli Lienau RSF resident
Kendra Scott Jewelry, Elise McKenna Designs, Studio Jewels, DC Langer Art, The Chocolate Corgi, Live the Dream, Blu Sands Boutique, Tina Frantz Designs, Connie J Designs and Willow Tree Candles. And every purchase will go to helping a breast cancer patient. Tickets for “Brunch, Browse and Buy” are $50 per person and seating is limited. Lienau and Falzon ask that those interested in attending RSVP by April 13. To purchase tickets, visit www.breastcancerangels. org.
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Congress must temper Trump’s California vendetta
Banning commercial marijuana the wise choice for our cities By Craig Balben
The age of Big Marijuana is rapidly approaching. Elected officials are under pressure by marijuana activists to relax bans on marijuana businesses or face rowdy council chambers and threats of citizens initiatives. Campaigns are being funded by Big Marijuana and politicians are being cajoled, coerced and lobbied to overturn bans on commercial marijuana businesses. Some elected officials claim they are “serving the will of the voters” by advocating for marijuana because Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act) was approved by 57 percent of Californians. But Prop. 64 explicitly allows local jurisdictions to make their own rules, including prohibiting commercial marijuana activity. Even in Colorado and Washington, where voters approved marijuana legalization in 2012, as many as half of the jurisdictions prohibit commercial marijuana. And just this past January, the residents of Compton, which also supported Prop. 64, rejected two local initiatives to allow pot sales with 75 percent of voters voting no. Fortunately, some local leaders are standing up to the pressures of the marijuana industry. In North County, the cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Poway and San Marcos have stated unequivocally that they have no interest in commercial marijuana: “There is no amount of money that would make me vote to support the commercial sale of marijuana in Poway. Period,” declared Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. Councilman Barry Leonard concurred, “Poway is the safest city in the county. There’s a reason for that. We support our law enforce-
ment folks and we do what’s right to protect our children.” Cities that have made firm statements opposing commercial marijuana also seem to be facing less pressure from Big Marijuana. Cities like Oceanside, however, which formed a Medical Marijuana Ad Hoc Committee, have been inundated by pro-pot interests from every corner (farmers, distributors, dispensary owners, manufacturers, etc.), all seeing green. They are hoping Oceanside’s City Council votes on March 28 to approve all aspects of “medical” marijuana businesses — cultivation, nurseries, manufacturing, distribution, testing and dispensaries. These would be in addition to delivery services, which Oceanside approved in March 2016. Oceanside staff were directed to get input from various departments and commissions. On Feb. 20, the Police and Fire Commission voted unanimously to reject the Ad Hoc committee recommendations and support Police Chief Frank McCoy’s memo that identified concerns and concluded, “recommend that our City wait on moving forward with opening any type of dispensary.” The Economic Development Commission did not take a formal vote at its meeting on March 1, but discussed the need for tax revenue (which is currently not included) and potential impacts on tourism, such as declines in family tourism. They also recognized there is no guarantee that local farmers would stay local. Farmers could easily sell out to Big Marijuana as soon as the zoning regulations are changed. Oceanside’s Planning Commission met on March 12. The first agenda item ad-
dressed a proposed sales tax increase to fund public safety, infrastructure and local services. The flyer states, in part, “The cost of public safety is increasing every year, and Oceanside does not receive State funding for public safety. The City needs additional resources to maintain safety and our level of police officers, firefighter/paramedics and lifeguards.” Immediately following was a recommendation by staff to approve zoning regulations to allow for all types of “medical marijuana” businesses. The disconnect between the need for more public safety and approving a new industry that would negatively impact public safety appeared to be lost on commissioners, who voted 7-0 to approve the regulations and recommended relaxing them further. As a resident of Oceanside, parent and volunteer president of NCPC, one of my biggest concerns with allowing Big Marijuana to get a foothold in Oceanside is the advertising and promotion of marijuana that will inevitably lead to normalization of marijuana use. Marijuana advertising is inescapable in the city of San Diego — sign twirlers, petty cabs, billboards, news organizations, even radio stations all readily point the way to pot shops. Oceanside has been working for over 40 years to clean up its image. I hope our City Council recognizes at the March 28 meeting that a bright future for Oceanside will be found in North County leaders saying no to marijuana commercialization and normalization. Craig Balben is a resident of Oceanside and president of the North Coastal Prevention Coalition.
his has all the symptoms of a classical political vendetta: At every opportunity, President Trump does whatever he thinks might harm California, which does more to resist his agenda than any other state and which provided the vote margin that saddled him with a popular vote loss in 2016. In just one late-winter week, Trump took three such actions. First, he threatened to pull federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers out of California, predicting a massive crime wave if he did that. Then his budget director for the second straight year cut out of the next proposed federal budget all $10 million that was spent last year on an earthquake early warning system. His attorney general topped it off by filing suit to knock out California’s “sanctuary state” laws. California law enforcement for the most part greeted the “threat” of an ICE pullout with a yawn. “Do your worst,” many police chiefs seemed to say. Several had previously testified in federal hearings that fall and winter ICE raids targeting illegal immigrants everywhere from body shops to supermarket checkout lines hurt their own anti-crime efforts by diminishing cooperation and trust between immigrants and cops. And California officials from the governor down promised to fight Trump’s anti-sanctuary action. But the state’s response to the threatened quake warning cut is completely different, several members of Congress from both major parties insisting they won’t let seismic warning money disappear from the budget. “Congress has re-
california focus thomas d. elias mained steadfast in its bipartisan support for the system,” said Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank, one of the prime thorns in Trump’s side. “I’ll work to see the project (gets funded) just as we did last year.” Said Republican Rep. Ken Calvert of Corona, who chairs an appropriations subcommittee overseeing the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), “I will continue to advocate for … the earthquake early warning system. This is a system the West Coast needs.” Of course, Trump hadn’t visited the West Coast as president until this month, when he flew to San Diego to look at border wall prototypes and headline a Beverly Hills fundraiser. In his pre-politics days as a television reality show performer, he was here often, but didn’t venture far from studio lots or his Los Angeles-area properties, not worrying much about the ground shaking. He may never have experienced a significant quake. The USGS project he seeks to quash, called ShakeAlert, would provide between 30 and 60 seconds notice before earthquakes, allowing millions of persons to get out of harm’s way. Warnings would come via radio, television, alarm sirens and a smartphone app. The system would also operate in Oregon and Washington, but the great majority of lives that might be saved are in California. No one doubts that early warnings could help greatly when (not if) the next major temblor strikes.
The extra half-minute or more would allow time to duck under desks, move away from sides of buildings that might shed bricks and stones, drive to the sides of highways and get off bridges that might collapse. Each of these things could have saved multiple lives during the1989 Loma Prieta quake and the equally devastating 1994 Northridge shock. When Trump first threatened to cut the federal contribution to this system, whose app is already being tested, state lawmakers led by Democratic Sens. Robert Hertzberg of Van Nuys and Jerry Hill of San Mateo proposed $23 million in state money to keep the project going. If the federal government pulls out of ShakeAlert – comparable systems already exist in other quake-prone countries like Japan and Taiwan – California appears ready to go it alone. For sure, those other countries have proven the technology works. The proposed Trump cut would probably delay setting up 800 new sensing stations which need to be added to 850 that already exist. The added listening posts could increase warning times by detecting earth movements at their very beginning. Here’s the irony: While Trump conducts his vendetta against California, in keeping with his frequent practice of ignoring his previous actions and statements whenever he gets that impulse, he’s nevertheless likely to attend whatever ribbon-cutting grand opening event the USGS might stage, and then try to take credit for a program he twice tried to kill. Email Thomas Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rancho Santa Fe District school board candidates Steven Hughes, Jee Manghani, Elise Dufresne, Thomas Barton and Jon Yonemitsu take part in a recent candidate forum. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
Residents and stakeholders meet school board candidates By Christina Macone-Greene
RANCHO SANTA FE — A special candidate forum was held on March 18 at The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club for the Rancho Santa Fe School Board special election to be held on April 24. Those vying for the vacant seat included Thomas Barton, Elise Dufresne, Steven Hughes, Jee Manghani and Jon Yonemitsu. The selected person will fill Marti Ritto’s seat. Ritto resigned on Sept. 13, 2017. The new board member will serve from May 2018 to November 2018 since Ritto’s term will reopen for November’s general election in 2018. Initially, five applicants were interviewed on Oct. 16, 2017, to fill Ritto’s vacancy. A week later, the Rancho Santa Fe School District agreed to a provisional appointment and selected Yonemitsu. On Dec. 15, Yonemitsu was recalled after a school petition was deemed valid by the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools. Petitioners wanted a special election process to choose a school board member, not a provisional appointment made by the school board. Until a new board member is voted in, the school board will operate with four trustees. Ballots were mailed beginning on March 26. Hosting the March 18 community forum were Todd and Nicole Mikles, and Bruce and Brenda Kleege. Bruce Kleege served as the evening’s moderator. Kleege thanked everyone for attending the forum on a Sunday night. His son drew candidates’ names for their 10-minute speaking order. Afterward, candidates were on hand for a Q&A. First up was Yonemitsu, a practicing attorney who specializes in litigation. He started off by saying that his appointment by the board to fill Ritto’s seat was through a lawful and ethical process. “Some people in the
Five candidates aim to fill the vacant seat left after Ritto replacement recalled in December room may disagree,” he said. Yonemitsu said the board decided to have an appointment because there was one year left for the term. The board decided it was more cost effective to have a provisional appointment versus a special election. However, a petition to recall Yonemitsu gained traction. Yonemitsu said he was disappointed with his removal because he wanted to serve the school board and stakeholders. “I was looking forward to making an impact,” he said. Yonemitsu said his bigger disappointment stemmed from the fact that he never had the opportunity to meet with the people supporting the petition. He wanted to understand their position better. “They didn’t want to meet with me,” said Yonemitsu, noting it was unfortunate that they didn’t get to know him. Yonemitsu explained that his family moved into the area so that their three children could attend R. Roger Rowe. He said one of his children required special attention in the classroom. “We met with people at R. Roger Rowe, and we were blown away,” he said, adding that impressed he was with the student to teacher ratio. He and his family moved to the Ranch calling it a “no-brainer.” Unfortunately, the petitioners did not know this. Also, serving on the board was a way for Yonemitsu to give back. “We should honor, and we should appreciate the integrity and sanctity of the (school) board and the board’s decision in how they went about doing it (appointment),” Yonemitsu
said. “That to me is why I am here, and that to me is important for you to understand.” Next up was Elise Dufresne, who has lived in the Ranch for the last decade. She has one daughter at R. Roger Rowe. “We love the Ranch,” she said. Dufresne is a principal of a political consulting firm who earned her degree from San Diego State University in international security and conflict resolution. Dufresne said when she considered running for the board, she knew she could give back based on her personal experience. Dufrense has run mayoral, Congressional and presidential campaigns as well as for ballot initiatives. “I want to give back in a manner that I feel that I can contribute,” Dufrense said. She focused on items she felt were school board priorities. In light of the school shootings around the nation, she underscored security and safety. “There are a number of different ways that we can secure the school and secure our students,” Dufrense said. Ideas Dufrense shared were having safeguards such as access systems and coded entries. Working with local authorities regarding safety and security plans should also be made a high priority, she said. Educating students on what to look for was also mentioned. “Our school should be prepared,” she said. Another topic Dufrense talked about was marijuana. She said children need education about it, particularly how edible marijuana can come in the form of gummy bears and chocolates. On the technology front, Dufrense explained
the need for more computer security since students are on iPads. Another topic she addressed regarding technology was offering students virtual reality education experiences for lesson plans. Examples cited were visiting having a virtual interactive experience at locations such Niagara Falls or the Red Woods. “It would be wonderful to have our children have that added level of enhancement,” she said. Fluent in Thai, and with degrees in Arabic and Hebrew, Dufrense said she wished there were more language options at R. Roger Rowe offering students to be multilingual. “We are so globalized and interconnected that our children need to be multilingual,” she said. Dufrense said she thought a bond for the school gym should be tabled due to the economic and political climate. Next was Jee Manghani, who has a degree in computer science and oversees a software company. He said he didn’t know how to reach out to the community about his candidacy, so the forum was a perfect opportunity. Manghani said his family continues to have an awesome experience at R. Roger Rowe. He has one child attending the school with another starting in the fall. Manghani said he is running for the school board for three reasons. “I want to reconnect the board back to the community and operate with transparency,” he said. “The fact that the recall occurred shows that there is a lot of broken trust that needs to be repaired.” Manghani also said he believed there should be a board member protocol.
Every August, before an election cutoff date, board members should be asked if they plan to serve out the entire year, he said. “These are elections, not appointments,” he said. Attendees broke out in applause. “While the board has the legal power to appoint replacements, appointments don’t reflect the community and the community never gets a chance to give input,” he said. The No. 2 reason Manghani is running is to improve the curriculum with more after-school programs focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The third reason he cited was the recent evaluation of the school gym, which came back as good. Manghani said the median and necessary repairs were estimated at $330,000. After the repairs, the gym would have another useful life of 20 years. “Three of four board members seem to want to continue to push for a new a gym,” said Manghani, adding that this would require a bond and he would vote against it. Up next was Steven Hughes who said what attracted him to the Ranch is that it is very community oriented. He bought a home there in 2016 primarily because of R. Roger Rowe. His daughter will start kindergarten in the fall. Hughes earned his MBA at the University of Southern California. While working in his family business, Hughes said he was able to grow the company. “If I get the opportunity to be a board member, I’ll be the eyes and ears of the voters,” he said, adding that he has no hidden agenda. Knowing that his daughter will soon be involved in the community through R. Roger Rowe, Hughes too wants to be involved. “That is what inspired me to be on the board,” he
said. Hughes said he would use his MBA training and the expertise he obtained in his family business if elected. Fiscal responsibility is key. Hughes said he kept what he wanted to say “short and sweet.” The last to speak was Thomas Barton, a professor at the University of San Diego, who earned his Ph.D. at Yale University. Barton and his family moved to Rancho Santa Fe in 2013. He has three children at R. Roger Rowe. Barton said he has worked on different boards at USD. He is familiar with the items that the Rancho Santa Fe School District is addressing. “This would allow me to hit the ground running,” he said, adding that he is already attending the school board meetings and understands the issues of program reviews and strategic plans. “These are things I do all the time at USD.” Barton was quick to point out how the district cannot squander any money. He also said he has a background in business, particularly in real estate investment. Barton said he is an active parent volunteer at R. Roger Rowe and knows many of the other parents. He explained it was essential to have teachers, students, parents and community members all involved at the same time in the conversation about how to make the school as effective as possible. This dialogue will encourage transparency. Barton said when he decided to run for the school board, he did some research on the top blue-ribbon schools in the nation. He discovered the commonality that demonstrated their asset of success: strong parental community involvement. “I hope I can earn your vote,” Barton said. “If I am elected, we can continue to work together to take our school to the next level.”
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Mobile dental program aims to keep seniors smiling REGION — For 18 years Dr. Roya Mirkhan has provided top-quality specialized dental services to patients in San Diego. With a large number of elderly patients, she recognized a set of challenges unique to the senior population when it came to dental needs. The idea for ButterFlies Smile® was born out of Dr. Mirkhan’s compassion for her patients and her realization that she had a way she could help them address their dental health and improve their overall quality
of life at the same time. One area Dr. Mirkhan specializes in is dental implants. “I treat a lot of elderly patients for their implant needs due to teeth loss,” she said. “I see how they eventually have a hard time making it to my office and I was getting a lot of family requests for home care for their dental needs. I decided to establish a state-of-theart dental mobile care service to be able to take care Dr. Roya Mirkhan. Courtesy photo of these patients in the best possible way. I can see them even if they are medically anywhere, and treat them, compromised.”
ButterFlies Smile® was designed to address the important social concern of the often neglected senior population by offering minimally invasive treatments at a discounted price for those living in assisted living, retirement and memory care facilities in San Diego. “We are able to eliminate travel time, waiting time, idle time in the chair and inevitable delays that can make a trip to the dentist take as long as three hours,” Dr. Mirkhan said, adding that it is especially helpful for those who
have difficulty traveling due to disability or special needs. “Patients can expect a routine appointment to last no more than 60 minutes, spent entirely with the dentist, offering a one-on one experience unmatched in traditional and or corporate dentistry settings, using state-of-the-art digital dental equipment,” she said. Dr. Mirkhan has been affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and manages a highly specialized private practice Ad-
vanced Dentistry & Implant Center located at Scripps Coastal Medical Offices in Del Mar/ Carmel Valley area. She has been recognized as “America’s Top Dentist” by the Consumer Council of America and “Top Dentist” by Peer Review since 2008, among other accolades. To learn more about Dr. Mirkhan and ButterFlies Smile®, visit www.ButterFliesSmile.com, or www. LoveMyTeeth.com call (858) 337-9245 or email info@ButterFliesSmile.com .
School celebrates World Down Syndrome Day The festivities included crazy socks, laughter and love By Steve Puterski
Katy Perry, above, and Imagine Dragons, right, join Foo Fighters as headliners of this year’s KAABOO Del Mar, which kicks off Sept. 14 at the fairgrounds. Courtesy photos
KAABOO announces 2018 lineup By Bianca Kaplanek
DEL MAR — Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons and Foo Fighters will headline this year’s KAABOO Del Mar. The three-day entertainment and arts festival kicks off Sept. 14 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Other musical acts include Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, Billy Idol, Wiz Khalifa, Jewel, Blondie, Jimmy Eat World, Stone Temple Pilots, Tower of Power and The All-American Rejects. The comedy lineup features Kevin Nealon, Pauly Shore, Nikki Glaser, Craig Ferguson, Aparna Nancherla and Craig Robinson, with others to be announced as the event evolves. Tickets are now on sale
and range from $249 for a three-day pass to $15,000. The latter, billed the Ultimate Hang 10 Pass, includes front-row-center viewing at each stage, a private backstage lounge area, priority access to meet-andgreet experiences, food and beverages throughout the weekend in select areas, on-demand car service to and from the event, an upgraded swag bag and golf cart service throughout the venue. Ticket prices do not include handling fees. Single-day tickets are not currently available and are limited once they are released. One dollar from each pass sold is donated to charities. Beneficiaries this year
are MusiCares, the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, San Diego Surfrider Foundation and Voices for Children. Free KAABOO Laugh Passes, which allow priority access to popular comedy shows, will be distributed on the day of each show, on a first-come, first-served basis, at two dedicated times daily. All outdoor concerts end at 10 p.m., but Club Elevate, a late-night dance club, is open until 1 a.m. except on the last day of the event. In addition to concerts and comedy shows, KAABOO has a contemporary art fair, food by local chefs and a spa offering massag-
es, hair blow-outs, fashion consultation and a gentlemen’s hot shave. There is also an onsite pool. Parking information is not yet available, however, in the past onsite parking was limited and passes had to be purchased in advance. In response to past issues, organizers are working to improve the drop-off and pickup system for the ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. Visit https://www.kaaboodelmar.com for more information or to buy tickets. Ticket sales will be capped to ensure a more positive experience. Discounted tickets are available to some area residents.
CARLSBAD — Smiles, laughter, free hugs, posters, crazy socks and T-shirts sporting “I Love My Homies With Extra Chromies” covered the campus of Kelly Elementary School on March 21. It was a day where the kids took time to include, support and make friends with their peers. The only difference is a third copy of the 21st chromosome, commonly known as Down syndrome. Tricia Benton organized the event at the school as part of World Down Syndrome Day, which is held every year on March 21 (3/21). Her two older children are special needs students including her daughter, Bailey, a first-grader. Benton decided to make shirts celebrating the day, but what started as two prints soon exploded into 150, with other parents, teachers and kids sporting the new threads. “I thought it would be really cool to get our school to do it,” Tricia Benton said. “One of the general ed teachers had his whole class make posters. The next thing I know everywhere I look there is stuff (shirts and posters).” Principal Tressie Armstrong, meanwhile, has been preaching inclusion throughout her time at the school. The students have followed her lead and refusing to let kids such as Bailey Benton to be excluded from making friends, playing together at recess and sharing lunch. Another way the special kids are being included is through the Kindness Club. The club is growing in popularity, too, as other “typical” kids have overcome any fear or anxiety in how to approach their special classmates. “It just opens up the eyes of the children to look outside of themselves,” Armstrong said. “My favorite quote from one of the kids was, ‘We have a lot more similarities than differences.’” Benton and Armstrong both said breaking down those barriers for the “typical” students is just one goal of creating a more welcoming and friendly school. Benton said once the kids realize how to communicate and interact with the special needs kids, many of those stereotypes and judgments wash away. However, it can be difficult, especially with nonverbal kids with special needs. Bailey Benton, for example, also suffers from autism and cerebral palsy and born a micro preemie, meaning she was less the 2 pounds at birth. Tricia Benton was told her daughter would never walk, but after years of working toward the goal, Bailey can now walk 10 steps unassisted. “She’s getting a chance to interact more now, and it’s awesome,” Tricia Benton said. “I feel like kids are trying now.” As for the Kindness Club, fourth-graders Hayden Ucker, 9, Brady Jessie, 10, and Malie Kotol, 10, said it is a way for them to help their friends with special needs. Also, it allows for the kids to learn about the conditions of the special needs kids, while making new friends. “We wear crazy socks to help the special ed kids and support them,” Jessie said. “To let them know we know that they are not invisible,” Kotol added.
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Senior center hosts talk on improving memory or family members suffer from a form of dementia are more inclined to promote their mental acuity, she said. On a personal level, Randall said she finds her work incredibly rewarding. It means a great deal to her that she can work with people and help them understand how they can improve their memory. “We can take steps that not only improve our ability to remember over time but also improve the quality of the memories we’re making right now,” she said. “When I’m able to impart this information, it inspires me to know that I’m doing something that’s really important and valuable to people.”
By Christina Macone-Greene
RANCHO SANTA FE — Every seat at the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center was filled Feb. 28 with people who wanted to learn more about how to improve their memory. Lisa Randall of Chunky Seahorse, based in Encinitas, led the discussion. Her goal was to offer a preventative approach to memory. For Randall, it is all about how to plan for someone to achieve their best memory. “What I’m hoping to do is give participants tools and strategies, so they can effectively plan lifestyle habits and memory retention strategies effectively to use in their daily life,” she said. Randall said much of this is based on planning a lifestyle to support memory, which includes exercise, diet, mental stimulation, social stimulation and physical environment. These activities can be accomplished through daily and monthly planning. “Likewise, you can also plan for other aspects of memory that include sensation, attention, emotion and change,” she said. “You could also plan for these things strategically if you’re looking at a planner and doing monthly and weekly day-to-day planning. Another thing I hope to impart is that our brain has a natural rhythm through the course
Lisa Randall provides guests at the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center with ways to enhance their memory with simple lifestyle changes. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene
of the day.” Randall encouraged attendees to have a type of mindfulness during the early part of the day. Additionally, she says have time to unwind and disconnect from things such as elec-
tronics toward the end of the day. “By doing this, we’re really helping our brains and our memories over the long haul,” she said. Randall said the philosophy of her company is
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tatistically, here in Southern California, we don’t have hurricanes or sudden snowstorms. Tidal waves are possible but not probable. But we do live in dangerous times, and in undeniable earthquake and fire territory, so our schools are busy preparing for everything. While there is scarce humor in all that, it was an amusing week in my school library, as a very patient staff member upgraded emergency equipment for all classrooms. First came enormous boxes of curious-looking stuff. They included radios, hand sanitizer, dust masks, a 3-in-1 tool, gloves, blankets, first-aid kits and more. And then — oh, my stars — she started assembling the emergency toilets. The what, you say? The hilarity began as she unboxed about 30 5-gallon buckets. That right there got everyone curious. Into each one, she then put toilet paper, large plastic trash bags and what they are calling a “privacy curtain.” She then snapped on a lidded toilet seat and it was ready for action. As these completed creatures began to stack up, the poor woman was ab-
solutely peppered with the same questions from every passer-by. The one or two more squeamish teachers were the funniest. I chuckled, watching their faces, as they learned what these were and how they needed to be handled. “Yes, you may have to close up a full bag and put in a new one,” they were gently told. I could see one silently gagging. Another wore a look of absolute horror. A more cavalier mom took one look and stated simply, “My backside will never fit on that.” Another teacher asked, with panic in her voice, “Who holds up the privacy curtain?” Now I’m picturing a gaggle of 5-year- olds trying to keep the curtain up while teacher visits the potty. Dicey business. Another summed it up with, “The kids are going to flip.” Perhaps, but I suspect when the situation demands it, we will all become surprisingly resourceful. The minute the students spotted the tiny toilets, they promptly began making up names for them, most not suitable for print. I spent all week laughing on the inside, but telling one or another that was not really acceptable conversation for the media center, thank you very much. I will admit, this was an aspect of shelter-in-place that never crossed my mind. An earthquake would cer-
tainly compromise our water and sewer pipes. Any sort of “stay in the room” situation means children, and even we grownups, would soon be hopping around doing the potty dance. I truly hope we will never need our clever, new porta-potties. But, for all the grimacing they bring out in us, you know we will be jubilant they are there, should we have to stay put for a few hours. C’mon. Think about it. If you consider the alternatives, none are pretty. Tying up a plastic bag begins to look fairly reasonable. Perspective is everything. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer hiding a stash of her own toilet paper. Contact her at jean@ coastnewsgroup.com
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that anyone, at any age, can take steps toward a better memory. However, her area of specialty is focusing on seniors who are still living independently. Randall is quick to point out that anyone con-
cerned about their memory or hoping to improve their ability to remember over time can benefit from her knowledge. The receptive range is between 50 and 80 years of age. And those who have watched friends
California Pacific Air Announces Charitable Donation and Partnership with the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Ted Vallas, CEO of California Pacific Air. Courtesy photo
Ted Vallas, CEO of California Pacific Airlines, announced today that California Pacific Air will be making a donation in excess of $1,000,000 in CPA growth stock to the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation which will be administered to help the Boys and Girls Clubs throughout North San Diego County. The RSF Foundation will be the central point of distribution for the donation and will be working directly with the various Boys and Girls Clubs for distribution. This donation is specifically unique in that this growth stock is expected to continue to appreciate after the airline launches. In addition, CPA will be making a second donation to the “Honor Flight” organization to serve WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans. Honor Flights are dedicated to transporting as many United States military veterans as possible to see the memorials of the respective war(s) they fought in Washington, D.C. at no cost to the veterans. These flights are focused on bringing veterans of World War II to the National World War II Memorials and any
veterans with a terminal illness to see the memorial of the war they fought. As the third part of CPA’s charitable donation, they announced that they will be also be making a donation to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Vallas explained, “Because pets are such a large part of our lifestyle and serve as constant companions, CPA would like to help find homes for abandoned and needy animals in North San Diego County,” he went on to say, “this donation to the Helen Woodward Center
This donation to the Helen Woodward Center will also be made through the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. ” Ted Vallas CEO
will also be made through the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.” California Pacific Air, launching soon and operating out of Palomar Airport, will be serving North County residents with non-stop service to San Jose, Sacramento, Oakland, Phoenix, Tucson, Reno and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in phase 1. After that they will expand to Utah, Houston and other cities in phase 2. CPA’s service will be an economic boom to the North San Diego County business community and tourism alike. For more information please contact Ted Vallas at 760-436-8919, Office 760-814-2052, Fax 760-814-2085 or email email@example.com.
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Regional bikeshare program gaining momentum By Bianca Kaplanek
COAST CITIES — Del Mar became the first city to sign onto a proposed North County bikeshare partnership, approving at the March 5 meeting a memorandum of understanding to issue a request for information to participate in a one-year regional pilot program. Solana Beach and Encinitas followed suit nine days later at their respective council meetings. Oceanside is expected to talk about the program next month. Carlsbad officials have been approached but have not set a time to discuss it. North County Transit District has also agreed to participate. Other potential partners are Camp Pendleton and the San Diego Association of Governments. The program will allow bicyclists to borrow a bike in one location, such as a train or bus station, use it on a short-term basis and return it to the same spot in another designated area. Similar programs are in place in the county in Imperial Beach and National City and at the University of Cal-
ifornia San Diego. Costs to the users vary from .50 or $1 per half hour or hour, Solana Beach Assistant City Manager Dan King said. Bike sharing can help the cities achieve a goal of their climate action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by offering safe, convenient and affordable alternative transportation options. It would also relieve parking congestion and provide better accessibility to beaches, parks and businesses. Solana Beach City Councilman Dave Zito said the mayor of Imperial Beach told SANDAG members the program has also helped reduce crime because more people are out in the community riding bikes. Del Mar staff members have been meeting with the potential partners for the past several months. Additionally, in February, they discussed the concept with the city’s Sustainability Advisory Board, Del Mar Village Association and Business Support Advisory Committee to get input on what they would like to see in the bikeshare program.
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Honey, left, and Ham are both sweet as can be, but this bonded pair have complementary, not twin, personalities. While Ham is, well, quite a ham, his sister Honey is a bit on the shy side and is happy to let him take the lead with new friends. Ham will nuzzle visitors the moment he can, and Honey prefers to take things slowly. They both have unique dark brown and black striping. At 7 months old, they’re still kittens and will make wonderful, snuggly “house panthers.” Honey and Ham are waiting to meet you at Helen Wood-
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be heard, and the board can vote to impose discipline (fine schedule) if it so chooses. If a fine is enforced, the Association must receive payment within five days of the board’s ruling. If payment is not received, code enforcement will alert the board on the next steps, which may be legal action. On the other hand, construction violations, such as a home addition without proper permits, may be subject to a “stop work order.” First, the code enforcement would
ward Animal Center. Their adoption fee is $264 and they have been altered and micro-chipped for identification and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Helen Woodward Animal Center is at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, open daily Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last application accepted 15 minutes before closing). For more information call (858) 7564117, option No. 1 or visit animalcenter.org. try to resolve the issue through a courtesy notice. If the matter were not resolved quickly, a decision to impose disciplines such as fines or membership privileges would occur. Association members must be provided at least a 15-day notice of a scheduled board hearing. In addition to the fee schedule for nonconstruction and construction violations, the board unanimously approved the “Nuisance and Special Event” regulation in an effort to stop residences in the Covenant being used as venues for weddings and other special events.
According to the staff report the groups “enthusiastically support Del Mar’s participation in the program because it supports” the city’s climate action plan and promotes sustainable tourism. Staff plans to meet with the Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee and representatives from Del Mar Plaza, L’Auberge Del Mar, Hotel Indigo Del Mar and Summer Cycles, the city’s only bike shop, for additional input on how to most effectively implement the program. The goal of the approved MOU is to collectively agree on a single bikeshare vendor to operate within the North County coastal region to achieve economies of scale, reduce conflicts between competing vendors and provide optimal convenience to users. The RFI, which will identify vendors with the resources to pilot the program, is a mechanism for gathering information and does not obligate the cities to a binding procurement process. The envisioned model would use “dockless” bikeshare technologies and not
require participating jurisdictions to purchase any contract services or infrastructure. Once a vendor is selected, council members will still have to approve participation in the program. All costs will be borne by the vendor. The cities will have to approve business licenses and operations permits to allow the bikes to be used and locked in the public right of way. According to the proposed timeline, the partners expect to select a vendor in April and launch the one-year pilot program by early May. Del Mar has been approached by several bikeshare vendors asking if they could implement a bikeshare program in the city. In response to those requests, staff contacted the other North County coastal cities, which also received similar requests, to discuss the advantages of adapting a regional approach, according to the staff report. SANDAG coordinated the meetings. Encinitas took the lead on developing the MOU and RFI.
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Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside, as well as North County Transit District, Camp Pendleton and the San Diego Association of Governments, will participatein a one-year regional bikeshare pilot program. Courtesy photo
In Del Mar, Councilman Dave Druker had some concerns. “I want to make sure that we understand what the business plan is of these providers,” he said. “I don’t want to see a business plan that says we’re going to be the Uber of bike rentals.” He also questioned whether the rentals would be around for the long term or, because they are investor funded, disappear when the funds are gone. In Solana Beach, Mayor Ginger Marshall said she’s
heard complaints from other cities that people leave the bikes all over the place. King said the agreement could include regulations to avoid that issue. But overall, council members in both cities support the program. “I do favor a regional approach,” Solana Beach City Councilwoman Jewel Edson said. “I think it’s the way to go because … there could be issues if everyone has a different program where their bikes are in our town and our bikes are in their town.”
Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Park admission is adults $14, seniors, students, active military $10, children ages 3 to 12 $8. Take a self-guided tour with the Garden’s Sculpture Map. For details, visit sdbgarden.org/sculpture.htm.
a college degree in visual or performing arts. Tickets are free, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’d like to beat the line, reservations are $12 and must be purchased a minimum of 24 hours in advance at (800) 988-4253 or at artcenter.org.
A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 31 for Know something that’s going artists Ainsley Buhl and Nathan Stanfield, whose show on? Send it to calendar@ runs through April 12 at the coastnewsgroup.com Kruglak Gallery on campus at MiraCosta, One Barnard MARCH 30 Drive, Oceanside, Monday, BANASH EXHIBIT Tuesday 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. APRIL 2 Through March 30, see and Wednesday through Fri- ‘OUT OF BOUNDS’ the art of Cardiff-by-the-Sea day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carlsbad artist Cherresident Brian Banash at the yl Ehlers announced her E101 Gallery, 818 S. Coast SUMMER THEATER CAMPS abstract series “Out of Highway, Encinitas. For deRegistration is now Bounds” was chosen for a tails, call (760) 943-1950. open for Village Church solo art exhibition April Community Theater’s Sum- 2 through June 30 at the TAPESTRIES AT THE GARDENS mer Theater Camp 9 a.m. Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library, San Diego Botanic to 3 p.m. July 23 through 2081 Newcastle Ave, CarGarden invites all to view July 27, with camp groups, diff. For more information, the Garden Tapestries from for youth, teens, and Tech visit cherylehlersart.com or Ramses Wissa Wassef Art (also teens). Cost is $150 call (760) 519-1551. Center in Giza, Egypt from per student. Register at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 v i l lagec hu rc hcom mu n i- APRIL 4 in the Ecke Building. 230 tytheater.org/summer-the- GOSPEL CHOIR AT ARTS CENTER Quail Gardens Drive. Free ater-camp. The Martin Luther with paid admission. For King Jr., Community Choir more information, call (760) APRIL 1 performs at the California 436-3036, ext. 227 or visit sd- SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN Center for the Arts, Esconbgarden.org/artshows.htm. dido at 7 p.m. April 4, 340 N. View an exhibition showcase of 52 sculptures Escondido Blvd. The choir ‘LITTLE WOMEN’ ON STAGE from more than 30 artists — performs gospel concerts to The Village Church including local artist James raise funds for educational Community Theater's spring Hubbell — at San Diego grants given to San Diego production of “Little Wom- Botanic Garden, 230 Quail high school seniors pursuing en” is April 27-29 at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. For details and tickets, visit villagechurchcommunitytheater.org. Tickets are $17. WEEKLY MOVIE
Club San Elijo will screen “The Hunt” from 1 to 3 p.m. March 30, free, at the San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester, Room 204. Danish with English subtitles. For details, visit lifesanelijo@gmail. com.
MEET THE ARTIST
Join the free opening reception for Taylor Chapin’s “Window Shopping” from 6 to 8 p.m. March 30 at the Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments. For details, visit taylorchapin.com.
FOREIGN FILM NIGHT
Dove Library in Carlsbad screens foreign films at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month. On April 6, “The Salesman” (Iran, drama, thriller, PG-13, 2016) 124 min. in the Carlsbad City Library complex Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. For details, call (760) 434-2920 or visit carlsbadca.gov/arts.
‘HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES’
Tickets are available now for the North Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of “How the Other Half Loves” April 11 through May 6. Tickets and show times at https://tickets. northcoastrep.org
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Motorcyclist injured in crash with teen learning to drive DEL MAR — An 18-year-old motorcyclist suffered multiple injuries after he struck an SUV driven by a teen with a learner's permit in Del Mar, authorities said. The crash was at 6:49 p.m. March 25 at Camino Del Mar and La Amatista Road, San Diego County sheriff's Corporal Brenda Sipley said. The 16-year-old girl with a learner's permit was driving a Ford Escape southbound on Camino Del Mar with her grandmother when she made a left turn
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in front of the northbound motorcycle, Sipley said. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Escape and its rider wound up underneath the vehicle, she said. “The Ford Escape violated the motorcycle's right of way.” The motorcyclist was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital Trauma Unit with multiple injuries to his left side and underwent surgery, Sipley said. The injuries were not believed life-threatening. — City News Service
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Del Mar National horse show saddles up in April DEL MAR — The three-week Del Mar National, happening April 17 to May 6, showcases equestrian events that includes the distinct disciplines of Western, Dressage and Hunter/ Jumper in world-class competitions. Now in its 73rd year, nearly 1,500 horse and rider teams will compete to win $300,000 in cash and prizes. This is one of the few remaining horse shows offering multiple traveling perpetual trophies and individual class trophies and ribbons. The Del Mar National Horse Show is produced by
the 22nd District Agricultural Association, a State of California agency which owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Find more information at delmarnational.com. Much of the Del Mar National Horse Show is free for spectators. The featured Saturday evening events require a paid admission, and tickets are now available for both reserved seating and gourmet dinner VIP boxes online at delmarnational. com. Entry materials and complete prize lists for competitors are also available now online. Each week of the Del
Mar National represents a distinct discipline: Western (April 17-21), Dressage (April 26-29) and Hunter/ Jumper (May 1-6). Nearly 1,500 horses from various countries will compete in the three-week show for more than $300,000 in cash and prizes. Weekly highlights include: — Western Week shows off traditional Western riding techniques such as trail skills and reining during Western Week. New this year is “Ranch Day” on April 17, featuring ranch riding and the Highpoint Horse Award. “Night of the Horse,” presented by Mary’s Tack & Feed at 7 p.m. April 21 is filled with daring feats during a musical equestrian theatrical performance. — Dressage Week brings the CDI-W International Dressage Competition and classes for amateurs and juniors. Top horse and rider combinations vie
for prize money, United States Equestrian Federation national qualifying recognition and International Federation for Equestrian Sports’ world ranking. “The Evening of Musical Freestyles” at 7 p.m. April 28, is Dressage Week’s highlight event, set to music. Olympic and world champion horse and rider pairs offer a World Cup qualifying event, showcasing a presentation of strength and elegance between the rider and horse. — H u n t e r / J u m p e r Week offers a breadth of classes for both disciplines, including the North American Junior Young Rider Championship Selection Trial, allowing top young riders to test their skills against other top juniors. The $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix presented by Competitive Equestrian at 1:45 p.m. May 4 is the competition for the chance to ride in the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar at 6:45 p.m. May 5.
RSF Garden Club hosts Mainly Mozart on April 20 RANCHO SANTA FE — Mainly Mozart has announced its 2018 Spotlight Chamber Music Series. The popular intermission-free series presents world-class chamber musicians performing beloved classics. The Spotlight Series is sponsored by the Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation. Spotlight Series concerts will be performed in Rancho Santa Fe and the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, 17025 Avenida de Acacias; in Carlsbad at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 6628 Santa Isabel St. and at the Schulman auditorium in the Dove Library com-
plex, 1775 Dove Lane; and in La Jolla at the Scripps Research Institute auditorium, 10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive. With a 5 p.m. wine reception, the concerts begin at 6 p.m. April 20 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club with Anton Nel, piano; Steven Copes, violin; HsinYun Huang, viola; Ronald Thomas, cello, playing Beethoven, String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3 and Dvorak, Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23. Tickets are $78. All tickets can be bought by phone at (619) 239-0100, ext. 2, or online at mainlymozart.org.
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Red wines dominate top 10 tastes from the first quarter of 2018 taste of wine frank mangio
he year 2018 began with a few of my favorite restaurants and wine bars going out of business but then the good news came pouring in about new format openings and my favorite market premiering a full-service wine bar on premises with a full array of small bites, wine and beer. Gelson’s here in SoCal is stretching the envelope with some creative, overthe-top ideas about food and drink presentations. Vons market unveiled premium wine rooms, temperature controlled, with world-renowned names, in their higher income neighborhoods. I’ve got 10 top tastes that I have sipped and found satisfaction ... nine reds and one white from New Zealand: Kim Crawford Pinot Gris New Zealand, 2017, $17. Fruit and acidity is fresh tasting. Aromatics of ripe pear and honey with an apple and floral taste. I much prefer it over the famous Sauvignon Blanc. Just a perfect touch of citrus. Kimcrawfordwines.com COHO Headwaters Blend, Napa Valley, 2013, $30. The fruit from this wine comes from the Coombsville district of Napa Valley, which is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, seasoned with Petite Verdot. Cohowines.com. Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Tuscany It., 2015, $32. Big and bold with mostly native Sangiovese and a dash of Malavasia, Colorino and Merlot. Made by the famous Mazzei family of wines. Twelve months in French oak. Taste fresh cherries and a pleasant acidity. Mazzei.it. Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2015, $21. Picked it before, will do it again. I lay my reputation on the line, this is a great Cab for the price. The soil and climate of Paso is up there with the most desirable in California, and Justin is at the top. Justinwine.com. Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma, 2013, $16. This is the start-up sweet spot for wine pricing in today’s market. Classic Cab with individual direction, from Healdsburg in the Alexander Valley of Sonoma. Rich and robust with a dark chocolate hint. Goldschmidtvineyards.com. Privada Red Blend, Argentina, 2014, $17. Made by Bodega Norton in the Mendoza District, this is their Private Reserve formerly for their closest friends. Mostly Malbec with some Cab and Merlot. Norton. com.ar.
Trinitas proprietor Garrett Busch displays his 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel, a gold medal winner. Photo by Frank Mangio
Orfila Vineyards, Pinot Noir Sequestered, San Pasqual Valley Escondido California, 2014, $55. Well-crafted and delicious. Grapes are from the Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast of California. A hearty
black raspberry bursts through with much richness. Orfila.com. Shafer One Point Five Blend, Napa Valley, 2009, $78. Aged to perfection, found at Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas, it’s
from the Stags Leap district in Napa. Strong, polished black fruit with a cedar flavor note. Classic Bordeaux style. Shafervineyards.com. Trinitas Old Vine Zinfandel, Mendocino, California, 2014, $18. A powerful, well-balanced Zin with a core of cherry, cranberry and classic spice. The vines which yielded the grapes are 70-plus years old with concentrated flavor. The winery is in the city of Napa where an exciting new luxe resort is being built, next door to the current Meritage Resort Spa and wine cave. The new property is Vista Collina, a spectacular guest experience with 145 guest rooms and suites with tranquil retreats of Tuscan-styled décor. A spotlight feature is The Village, with nine tasting rooms featuring premium wineries plus an upscale market. See Trinitascellars.com. for the wines, and vistacollinaresort.com for the new resort to open in July. Volver Tempranillo, Spain, 2014, $13. From the La Mancha district of Spain, the largest wine grape growing area in the country, from old gnarly vines. Calcareous clay soil with rocks and stones remind the wine connoisseur of the south of France. Ripe plums and black cherries fill the flavor profile that will age well.
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The city of Solana Beach has job openings for seasonal summer camp recreation leaders, seasonal summer ocean lifeguards, seasonal Junior Lifeguard interns and part-time/temporary management assistant. Applicants must submit a city of Solana Beach employment application at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cosb/default.cfm. For more information, call (858) 720-2400 or visit ci.solana-beach.ca.us.
“Van Gogh in Arles” and “German-Americans Interned in the U.S. during WWII” will be the two topics at the lifelong learning group, LIFE Lectures at MiraCosta College, starting at 1 p.m. March 30 at the college’s Oceanside campus, 1 Barnard Drive,
Hospice of the North Coast hosts “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 at the Veterans Association of North County, 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside. For tickets, visit https:// impact.hospicenorthcoast. org/oceanside/events/welcome-home-vietnam-veterans/e163051.
OCEANSIDE EASTER FUN
Bring your own basket to the annual city of Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. March 31 at Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd., Oceanside. Free for children ages 3-11 with candy, prizes and the Easter bunny. After the egg hunt, a free magic show. Parking is limited. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at (760) 435-5041 or visit oceansiderec.com.
PARTY WITH THE BUNNY
Be part of the “Spring Party with Bunny 2018” at the San Diego Botanic Garden from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Meet our gentle bunny for a photo op, decorate bunny ears, and get a bunny face paint, visit real bunnies in a petting zoo, plant a spring flower to take home, and make colorful spring crafts. Cost into the garden is adults $14, children $8. Passes will also be sold for activities at the event for $15 per child.
ENCINITAS EGG HUNT
Join the free Spring Egg Hunt, 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. for ages 4 and under at upper field, 5 and up lower field, March
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Tickets are available now for the FACE Foundation’s annual Bags & Baubles fundraiser from 1 to 4:30 p.m. April 29 at a private home in Rancho Santa Fe. Register at face4pets. FULL-MOON HIKE The San Dieguito Riv- org. er Valley Conservancy is planning a full-moon hike THEATER GALA Get tickets now for on the Bernardo Bay Trail from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 31 North Coast Rep’s “Around at Lake Hodges, designated the World in 80 Days”a globally important bird themed Spotlight Gala from area in 1999. The reservoir, 5 to 9 p.m. April 22 at the created when the San Die- Del Mar Country Club, with guito River was dammed in dinner, auction and the jazz 1918, is now a critical stop- stylings of guitarist Bob over for migratory birds on Boss. Tickets begin at $300 the Pacific Flyway. Dogs are per person at northcoastrep. welcome on leash. Further org/production/around-theinformation upon registra- world-in-eighty-days/. tion at https://form.jotform. AUTISM AWARENESS DAY com/71697790184167. Autism awareness author Chantal Sicile-Kira and BE AN RIVER PARK DOCENT You can register now, her autistic son and artist, at Sikesadobe.org, to be a Jeremy Sicile-Kira, will be volunteer trail patroller, the guests when MiraCosta educational docent or as- College celebrates World sistant to the rangers with Autism Awareness Day at habitat and trail restoration 6 p.m. April 2 at the Little with the San Dieguito River Theatre on the Oceanside Park Joint Powers Authori- Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, ty. A volunteer training will Oceanside. For informabe held from 9 a.m. to noon tion, contact Ohnstad at March 31 at the San Diego (760) 757-2121, ext. 6709. Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley NORTH COUNTY DA TO SPEAK Summer Stephan, chief Road, Escondido, followed by a 1 to 4 p.m. session at of the San Diego District Sikes Adobe Historic Farm- Attorney’s North County stead, 12655 Sunset Drive, branch and chief of the Sex Escondido. For information, Crimes and Human Trafcontact Manager of Inter- ficking Division, will speak pretation and Outreach: at the Lake San Marcos Releana@sdrp.org or call publican Women Federated meeting at 11 a.m. April 2 (760) 716-1214. at St. Mark Golf Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San APRIL 1 Marcos. Cost is $27. Details SPRING INTO THE AIR House of Air offers at (760) 744-0953. Spring Break camps at 6133 Innovation Way, Carlsbad APRIL 3 for ages 7 to 12 Monday DEL MAR HORSE SHOW COMING Much of the Del Mar through Friday April 2 through April 6 and April 9 National Horse Show is free, through April 13. The half however, tickets are availday camps run 9 a.m. to 1 able now for the featured p.m. and cost $65/day or Saturday evening events at $325/week. Register at hou- the Del Mar National Horse Show, April 17 through May seofair.com. 6, including Western (April 17 to April 21), Dressage (April 26 to April 29) and STRESS RELEASE The Chopra Center Hunter/Jumper (May 1 to offers a Mindfulness for May 6) in world-class comStress Resilience Conscious petitions. Get tickets at delLiving Session at 10:30 a.m. marnational.com. April 1,CROP at the Omni La Cos.93& Spa, 2013 Costa WOMENHEART ta Resort .93 Road, Carlsbad. San Diego North CoastDel Mar 4.17 The 90-minute session is al WomenHeart Support on mindfulness meditation, Group welcomes women 4.28 a philosophy, science and with interests and conpractice, focused on bring- cerns about cardiac health ing oneself into the pres- to its meeting at 10 a.m. ent moment. Register at to noon April 3 at Tri-City meetup.com/Conscious-Liv- Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Road, Carlsbad, in ing-Meetup. Cost is $20. the Executive Board Room. For more information, call APRIL 2
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and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities will dine at Chin’s Restaurant to be and hear the Martin Luther King Community Choir at California Center for the Arts, Escondido April 4. Reservations are necessary at (858) 674-4324.
Pull out your ’80s attire and get tickets now to join the Moonlight Angels for its annual spring luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 25 at the Vista Valley Country Club, 29354 Vista Valley Drive, Vista. Eighties attire for this event is optional. For more information and ticket reservations, contact Carol APRIL 5 Lightner at (760) 734-4444. HELP FOR IMMIGRANTS North County volunteers will share a First Progress report from 6 to APRIL 4 8 p.m. April 5 at St. James SPRING IN CARLSBAD Church Hall, Petal to Plate by Vis- Catholic it Carlsbad, a celebration 625 S. Nardo Ave., Solana of flowers, food, and drink Beach. for the San Diego April 5 to April 15 with five Rapid Response Network events and seven specials that supports local immithroughout the city. April grant families. Local volun4 is the Tasting Event in teers, including dispatchers downtown Carlsbad Vil- and responders, will share lage. April 5 and April 15, highlights from the netguests are invited to enjoy work’s first four months in offerings from seven par- action and opportunities to ticipating restaurants, bars, get involved. and wellness establishments. April 6 and April 13 CAREER FAIR try the Sunset Wine Tasting A Career Fair will be & Food at the Flower Fields. held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 Tickets can be purchased p.m. April 5 at the Holiday at eventbrite.com/e/sun- Inn Carlsbad, 2725 Palomar set-wine-tasting-music-pair- Airport Road, Carlsbad. ing-tickets-41113712220. Bring 15 resumes, dress Business Professional. NEWCOMERS MEET
Carlsbad Newcomers will meet at 9:45 a.m. April 4 hosting Susan Pinker’s “Secret to Living Longer” (Ted talk) at Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad. No-host lunch will follow. For details, call (760) 574-7472/ or visit carlsbadnewcomers.org.
Rancho Valencia Executive Chef Jarrod Moiles is teaming up with Tyler Winery founder and winemaker Justin Willett for the Tyler Winery Winemaker dinner at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, 5921 Valencia Cir, Rancho Santa Fe. Cost is $195 per person. Reservations at REMEMBERING PIPELINE The California Surf (858)759-6246. Museum asks for RSVPs to (760) 721-6876 by 4 p.m. APRIL 6 April 4, for its opening of ALL ABOUT BUTTERFLIES “Salute to Pipeline” from Make plans now to 6 to 9 p.m. April 7, 312 Pier hear Marion Stacey, the View Way, Oceanside. The “Hummingbird Lady,” exhibition celebrates icon- speak at the April Vista ic boards and surfers of Garden Club meeting, after Hawaii’s Pipeline. April 29 a fingertip luncheon at noon is the annual membership April 6 at the Gloria Mcmeeting at noon, followed Clellan Senior Center, 1400 by a party from 1 to 4 p.m. Vale Terrace, Vista. More For details, visit surfmuse- information, visit vistagarum.org or csm@surfmuse- denclub.org. um.org. DEL MAR CAR SHOW
The Goodguys 18th Meguiar’s Del Mar hot rod & custom car event will be held April 6 through April 8 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. at the gate, admission $20, children 7 to 12 $6, 6 and under free. Advance sale tickets online at good-guys.com for $17. Del Mar Fairgrounds parking FRIENDS IN FAITH The Catholic Widows fee $14. SPRAGUE IN CONCERT
The Friends of the Cardiff Library will be hosting a free concert featuring guitarist Peter Sprague, and Leonard Patton on vocals and percussion at 7 p.m. April 4, at Cardiff Library Community room, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff.
Local philanthropist honored as Peacemaker REGION – Rancho Santa Fe resident and local restaurateur Dan Shea will receive the “Philanthropy in Peacemaking” award along with San Diego Padres Managing Partner Peter Seidler, at National Conflict Resolution Center’s 30th annual Peacemaker Awards April 7 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. The duo inspired the visionary public-private coalition to erect temporary housing tents for homeless San Diegans.
The event honors individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to conflict resolution nationally and locally, as well as supports the organization’s groundbreaking programming to empower our community to communicate across disputes with civility and inclusivity. The 2018 Peacemaker honoree will be No Labels, an organization championing bipartisan solutions, with members of Congress from both sides of the aisle
working to reject political extremism. Guests may arrive early for cocktail hour to mingle with San Diego community leaders as well as the honorees. The dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a “raise the paddle” fundraising activity. The inaugural National Peacemaker Award was given in 2005 to Ruth and Judea Pearl, the parents of slain reporter Daniel Pearl, for their efforts to build
bridges between cultures and avoid the types of conflicts that ultimately led to their son’s death. Past National Honorees have included such prominent figures as University of California President Janet Napolitano, Congressman John Lewis, former presidential adviser David Gergen, actor and activist Richard Dreyfuss and The Southern Poverty Law Center. For information on the event, visit www.ncrconline.com.
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The Butler County, Ohio, Donut Trail is celebrating the second anniversary of its founding and has added two more stops to the itinerary. Located in the southwest corner of the state, the Donut Trail features 12 family-owned businesses with a combined 372 years of donut-making experience. They’ve created such flavors as s’mores, tiger tails, raspberry cheesecake and Reese’s Cup. More than 9,000 visitors have brought $1 million annually to Butler County since the trail was established in 2016. Visit http://www.gettothebc.com/donut-trail.
Like to get out and about but don’t like to plan or go it alone? Join Vista’s Culture Caravan, which provides round-trip transportation from the Gloria McClellan Center, event tickets and tour guides. A sampling of past and upcoming trips includes Indian Wells Tennis Tournament; the San Diego Symphony; San Juan Capistrano; and Cirque du Soleil. Call Veronica at (760) 643-2828 or
Airstream owners don’t exactly rough it when it comes to spending some time in the great outdoors. The Airstream plant in Jackson Center, Ohio, is expanding because of demand, bringing with it more jobs and a museum. Courtesy photo
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
From left, Francie Croskery, 5; Ever Croskery, 7; Emilia Denlinger, 5; and Ayu Denlinger, 10, of Encinitas, hold signs at the March for our Lives events at Swami’s State Beach on saturday in Encinitas. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram
crowd of about 1,200 people turned out Saturday at Swami’s State Beach in Encinitas for the March for Our Lives, one of hundreds of events across the United States and worldwide urging an end to gun violence. Among some of the attendees were, Sheridan Banta, 34, of Oceanside (far left); and Mike Fidler, 71, of Carlsbad. Below a drone captured an aerial shot of the protest, which included a march along South Coast Highway 101 to Moonlight Beach. Photos by Jordan Ingram and Marley St. John
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