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CCA set for debut in county Program launches in Solana Beach in June By Bianca Kaplanek

hind them in fourth and fifth, respectively. The danger for Republicans, according to many of the party’s delegates, is that if a Republican gubernatorial candidate is not on the November ballot, it could hinder GOP turnout for the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives and down-ballot elections at the state and local levels. “It's absolutely necessary that we as a party are united around the top race in the state,” Los An-

SOLANA BEACH — With the county’s first community choice aggregation program set to launch in a few weeks, Solana Beach residents should have received their first enrollment notices, which provide information, rates and an initial opportunity to opt out. As of June 1, Solana Energy Alliance, or SEA, will be the default energy provider for San Diego’s second smallest city. Under community choice aggregation — considered an effective way to reach state-mandated greenhouse gas emission reductions — customers will receive one bill from San Diego Gas & Electric Co., which will continue to deliver power, maintain the grid and provide customer and field services. SEA will offer two power options. SEA Choice, the most cost-effective rate, is made up of 50 percent renewable and 75 percent greenhouse-gas-free energy. SEA Green is 100 percent renewable at a slightly higher cost. State law mandates that community choice aggregation be an automatic opt-in program. However, customers can opt out and remain with SDG&E without penalty between now and 60 days after SEA launches.

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Rancho Santa Fe businessman John Cox, center, who is running for governor, speaks April 30 as a group opposed to the state’s gas tax delivered boxes of signatures to the county regisrar of voters in an effort to repeal the controversial tax. Cox is flanked by former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, left, and Diane Harkey, a Republican candidate for the 49th Congressional District seat. Photo by Shana Thompson

RSF gubernatorial hopeful fails to win GOP backing By City News Service

REGION — Mail-in ballots are beginning to go out to voters ahead of California's June 5 primary election, but GOP voters may have a tough time choosing whom to back after delegates failed to endorse a gubernatorial candidate at the California Republic Party's state convention in San Diego over the weekend. Rancho Santa Fe businessman John Cox and Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, were vying for the party’s endorsement for governor, but neither earned

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Cox falls short of 60 percent threshold needed for party endorsement the 60 percent of votes needed. Cox received 55.3 percent, Allen received 40.5 percent and 4.1 percent of delegates chose to endorse neither candidate. Primary voting for governor will see all candidates from all parties on the same ballot, with the top two vote-getters facing off in November, regardless of their party affiliation.

California’s Democrats also failed to endorse a candidate for governor at their convention in February, but Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom holds a wide lead over all rivals in most polls. Cox and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, are polling close together in second and third, with state Treasurer John Chiang and Allen polling a little ways be-

Bags & Baubles fundraiser for pets draws large crowd By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The eighth Annual Bags & Baubles fundraiser to support the FACE Foundation attracted more than 400 guests on April 29 at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe. Attendees had the opportunity to peruse and bid on select handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, accessories, and more. The items — both new and “gently loved” — were donated by individuals and businesses. While the final numbers have yet to be tallied, Danae Davis, executive director of the FACE Foundation, said the fundraiser raises more than $125,000 for local pets and families. Carol Cannizzo and Deborah Zamuner at the April 29 fundraiser that raised “The event was fabulous — money for FACE Foundation, which helps families afford life-saving surgery we had over 80 volunteers help on for their pets. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

event day and, as a small staff of six, it would have been impossible to pull off without them,” Davis said. “Some even came from out of town and out of state to be there, so we cannot thank them enough. We are grateful to everyone who attended to help fundraise for our mission to save pets and help families.” The FACE Foundation, headquartered in San Diego County, provides funds to pet parents who need financial assistance so that their pets can have a one-time, life-saving surgery. The goal is that pet parents never have to make the painful decision of euthanasia based on economics. Since its TURN TO BAGS & BAUBLES ON 7


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‘Browse, Brunch and Buy’ raises money for Breast Cancer Angels By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Breast cancer is never diagnosed at a good time. These were the words spoken by three-year breast cancer survivor Laurie Ng at “Browse, Brunch and Buy,” a breast cancer fundraiser for Breast Cancer Angels. The nonprofit provides financial support to women and men undergoing treatment and Ng was one of those recipients. On April 28, guests arrived at the Santaluz Club to shop for a cause while enjoying an afternoon of scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and paired wines. More than $5,000 was raised for San Diegans needing financial assistance who are undergoing breast cancer treatments. Breast Cancer Angels helps more than 500 patients every year residing in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange counties. Co-chairing the event were Rancho Santa Fe residents Holli Lienau and Adrienne Falzon. Lienau also serves as board treasurer of Breast Cancer Angels. Generous vendors for the day donated 20 percent of their proceeds to Breast Cancer Angels. Money raised in San Diego stays in the area to help San Diegans in need. Both Lienau and Falzon took center stage thanking guests for their support. Following was Debra Stroman, executive director of Breast Cancer Angels, who said a few words about the organization and welcomed Ng to share her story. “For me, the timing of my diagnosis could have never been worse,” she said. Ng said she and her husband did everything right to plan for their future.

Breast cancer survivor Laurie Ng shared how Breast Cancer Angels offered help when she needed it.

“We had a nice life with a nice dream, and we worked hard, but life hit,” she said. The couple faced financial difficulties after a job layoff. However, things began to turn for the better. And then life hit hard again, Ng said. At 36, during a breast self-exam, she noticed something new. “Within three days, I had been diagnosed with Stage 3 ductal carcinoma,” Ng said. She underwent rounds of chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy, reconstruction and radiation. “My daughter had just turned 5 and life was very, very tough,” she said. “I had to quit my job mostly because I was nauseous all day.

I was too tired. I would fall asleep and I had chemo brain so bad that I would forget people’s names in my family. It was horrible.” Now they were a single income family. “Without me working, bills piled up,” she said. “We prioritized those, but in doing so we had nothing left for necessities.” Ng pointed out that she did have good health insurance and excellent doctors. At an appointment, one of her doctors wanted to know if she had a financial need after her diagnosis. Ng admitted she did. And then came Breast Cancer Angels. “My doctor filled out an application, and within a few days, I had a gift card for Target,” she said. “It was exactly what we needed. I was able to buy groceries, toiletries, over-the-counter medications and vitamins I needed for my treatments.” Over the months, Ng received a few more of those gift cards and she was so thankful for them. Money was tight during Christmastime, but Breast Cancer Angels sent enough gift cards so that Ng could provide her girl with a special Christmas and memorable holiday dinner. Now, three-and-a-half years cancer-free and free from cancer treatment, Ng’s energy is coming back, and she has a job that she loves. “I really want to encourage and ensure you that support in this organization helps those who really need the support,” Ng said. “I personally want to thank those who donated that made the personal impact on me and my family.” To learn more about Breast Cancer Angles, visit www.breast- Event co-chairs Adrienne Falzon and Holli Lienau. Photos by Christina Macancerangels.org. cone-Greene

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

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have great news to share this week. Encinitas residents will get to vote on the latest version of a housing plan in this November’s election. This may not seem like news, but actually it is. This week, a Vista superior court judge agreed with the city’s position that Encinitas voters should have another shot at passing a housing plan, instead of the city being forced by lawsuits to adopt the plan rejected by the voters in the last election, or being forced to halt development permits until we have a compliant housing plan. The court wisely postponed discussion of those forced remedies — ­ called injunctive relief — until after the voters have their say in November. Although Encinitas hasn’t had a state-approved housing plan for multiple decades, the voters have only rejected one single plan, in 2016. Superior Court Judge Ronald Frazier narrowed in on this. He pointedly and rhetorically asked one of the plaintiffs, “Are there cases that say, “only one bite at the apple and that’s it?” He knew the answer, stating that he had closely read the case law. He didn’t indicate how many “bites at the apple” he would give Encinitas. He did go on to ask, “If this (housing plan) doesn’t pass, the question is at what point have you had enough time?” One of the plaintiff’s attorneys muttered “36 years” un-

mayor’s minute catherine blakespear der his breath, but the judge ignored this. We clearly have our work cut out for us. The court’s decision is the best possible development for Encinitas, given the reality of our situation. The three parties suing Encinitas and the city itself all agree that we are not compliant with state housing laws. But we are diligently working on it, and we are making tangible progress. We have sent a plan for upzoning more than 1,400 units to the state housing regulators for review. We’ve adopted a less restrictive accessory unit policy, waiving all city fees and streamlining the process for residents to build more affordable granny flats. We have a density bonus ordinance that has been recently updated. And we are actively pursuing sites for purchase or swap to build deed-restricted affordable housing. The initiative process that established the voters right to weigh in on upzoning — called Prop. A in 2013 when it passed — has become a critical part of Encinitas’ voting heritage. As our attorney Dolores Dolton said, “Implicit in the right to vote, is the right to say no. The process should be allowed to

finish.” The court appeared concerned that the city might not make the required deadlines and set a status conference for August 17, which is shortly after the deadline for the housing plan to make the November ballot. He also set a status conference for November 13th, the week after the election. The state legislature has made providing more housing a top state priority. The growing homelessness epidemic, which fundamentally is about people not having homes, coupled with the affordability crisis, has led the legislature to enact increasingly strict laws requiring cities to provide more housing. More than a dozen new housing laws took effect just five months ago, and one of them requires that Encinitas upzone vacant property for higher density housing. The rationale behind this is that vacant land is more likely to be developed in the short term. The properties must be upzoned for higher density because higher density homes are smaller and therefore naturally more affordable. We have been working very hard to come up with a plan that the voters can support. I remain hopeful that this November we’ll see a positive result, and we’ll avoid having a solution forced upon us. ­ atherine Blakespear C can be reached at cblakespear@encinitasca.gov.

Dangerous farm legislation will restrict states’ rights standards. States would be forced to allow commerce in all agricultural products — even those produced through abhorrent and previously state-banned means like gestation crates and battery cages. This act would be devastating and has a multitude of negative consequences due to its vague wording. State food safety laws, farm

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said this is crucial for them, as they expect soon to need to shore up worker solidarity. But things may not go quite as desired by thomas d. elias the big business interests (including major Repubdriven very tough contract lican donors like Charles bargains, empowered in and David Koch, owners of part by their huge politiKoch Industries) who have cal influence, which sees bankrolled both Janus and officials from Brown down Friedrichs. through legislative leaders Forced union dues from and key members of many non-members may stop, county boards of supervibut as they do whenever sors back them strongly. their backs are to the wall, Back in early 2016, unions can be expected to when the Friedrichs case become more militant. This was argued in Washington, could mean many more D.C., it was fairly obvious public employee strikes, after oral arguments and including bus and light rail public discussion by the drivers, sanitation workers, U.S. Supreme Court that Department of Motor Vehiunions would lose on a cles clerks, court workers, 5-4 court vote. But Justice Caltrans road repair workAntonin Scalia then died ers and many more. suddenly in a hunting lodge That would be the end and the court deadlocked, of a long era of labor peace letting unions continue essentially brought about to collect “agency fees” by unions’ political dominafrom non-members who are tion. For unions may believe nevertheless covered by they need to drive ever contracts they negotiate. tougher bargains in order to Like Friedrichs, Janus increase worker loyalty and argued this spring that drive membership up. this infringes on his First Plus, the movement Amendment rights. And it away from compelling paywas again obvious after oral ment from those who don’t arguments and comments like what’s being done with by court members that their money could spread. unions would likely lose on There could be new oba 5-4 vote, with new Justice jections to bar association Neil Gorsuch replacing dues, student fees, continuScalia. ing education for doctors One typical comment and other professionals, and indicating how this will other currently required exlikely go came from the penses that have essentially court’s frequent swing vote, been justified by the same Justice Anthony Kennedy. arguments as agency fees. He blasted unions for adThere could even be vocating “massive governmore tax resistance on ment, increasing bonded free-speech grounds from indebtedness, increasing persons opposed to governtaxes.” ment policies. Recognizing that a So Janus, like FriedJanus/Friedrichs win is richs, is a potential can of virtually certain, Brown worms, a Pandora’s Box and union-allied legislators whose backers and the Sucreated a state law giving preme Court may come to public employee unions the regret having opened. right to meet and sign up new workers at least every Email Thomas Elias 120 days. Union leaders at tdelias@aol.com.

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U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has introduced a dangerous “Protect Interstate Commerce Act” (H.R. 3599/H.R. 4879), which was previously defeated when he tried to add it as an amendment to the 2014 Farm Bill. This act seeks to restrict states’ ability to enact higher levels of farm animal welfare standards and would nullify existing state

ew California primary elections in non-presidential election years have been so anticipated as the one that starts soon, with millions of mail-in ballots arriving in mailboxes long before the official June 5 Election Day. This vote will yield clues about who will replace Gov. Jerry Brown and begin a new era in state politics. It could also give strong inklings about whether Dianne Feinstein’s long tenure in the U.S. Senate will continue. But another June event may prove even more important to the future of California’s public affairs. This will come about mid-month, when the U.S. Supreme Court is due to deliver a decision in the landmark Illinois case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The case gets its name from Mark Janus, a child-support specialist with his state’s child welfare agency who is challenging the right of AFSCME, a huge public employee union, to collect money from workers who don’t share its political views and are not union members. This case echoes the 2016 California case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, where Anaheim elementary school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs challenged the CTA’s right to collect money from her. If Janus wins, politics and civic life in California could change dramatically. For decades, public employee unions have been a driving force in this state’s politics, financially and in providing campaign manpower. They are one big reason for the Democratic dominance in virtually all aspects of state government. Unions also have

worker protections, environmental regulations and even puppy mill laws could be undermined. This irresponsible legislation undermines the progress that has been made for animal welfare. Please urge Rep. Darrell Issa and all of Congress to reject this amendment. Gail Prizzi Vista

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Comedy Night raises $15,000 for United Cerebral Palsy By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The third annual Comedy Night on April 28 not only provided laughs from top comics, but it also raised $15,000 for United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego County. Comedians for the evening at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe were Steve Kelley, Greg Otto and Allan Havey. Russ T. Nailz was once again the evening’s emcee. A total of 150 guests took part in the evening. Nailz, a Fairbanks Ranch resident, worked for United Cerebral Palsy Association for nearly 30 years as host and emcee for their galas and golf tournaments. “We go back many years,” Nailz said. “I just love the Carucci brothers.” David Carucci serves as the executive director of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego County whereas his brother, Marc, is the director of fund development. According to Marc Carucci, there was lots of laughter and fun. “The people that attended were very much in a giving spirit,” Marc Carucci said. “On behalf of UCP, I’d like to thank Russ T. Nailz, Nina Detrow and Michele Surrell of the Fairbanks Ranch CC for making this happen.” Nailz championed the event and, in fact, came up with the idea. What attract-

Russ T. Nailz served as emcee for the third annual Comedy Night to support the United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego County. Courtesy photo

ed Nailz to the organization was that the money raised in San Diego goes to support San Diegans. “I always try to help in any way that I think I can do my best work, and that’s anywhere from auctioneering, emcee and standup comedy,” Nailz said. According to Nailz, the Annual Comedy Night at Fairbanks Ranch is one of the best shows he has been involved with as a comedian for 30 years. “We had three topflight standup comedians,”

Nailz joked. “That’s why I’m not doing any standup. Allan, Greg, and Steve — each one of them can be a standalone headliner for a comedy club. In fact, they were when I was working at comedy clubs in the early 1980s.” Nailz pointed how accommodating the team at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club was in preparations for the fundraiser regarding a great dinner, fantastic venue and topnotch service. Nailz called on friends

in the entertainment biz for lighting, sound and staging. They also had a brick wall staging backdrop. “That brick wall gives a comedy club feel which makes a lot of people over 40 remember the days of the Comedy Store in La Jolla or The Improv in Pacific Beach,” Nailz said. “There were only two comedy clubs in town back then.” In addition to some comic relief, guests also had the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items.

According to David Carucci, United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego was founded in 1958 by parents of children with cerebral palsy. “Since that time, we have served the San Diego community with a variety of programs and services for 60 years,” David Carucci said. “The mission of United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego County is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities.” Carucci explained that United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego exists to provide services, information, advocacy and support to people with disabilities of all ages and their families. “We are a focal point for information on cerebral palsy and related services at a local level,” he said. “We are also an affiliate of our national organization, UCPA, Inc., located in Washington, D.C.” David Carucci said proceeds from the event will be put to work immediately to help fund vital program services offered by United Cerebral Palsy Association to persons with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and their families. To learn more about United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego, visit http://ucpsd.org.

Horse shows coming in July to Del Mar REGION — Equestrians are packing to spend June in San Juan Capistrano and July in Del Mar competing in The Blenheim EquiSports Summer Series. The prize list, entry blanks, and time schedules, including information on the FEI CSI 2* during the Showpark Racing Festival, are available at http://showpark.com/?page= competitors. The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano will host starting May 31, for five weeks. Then the action heads to the Del Mar Horse Park, from July 18 through Aug. 5, including the USEF Junior Hunter National Championship - West, and the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic - West Coast on July 23-24. Highlights from the eight-show series two CSI2* Grand Prix Events, including the $35,500 CSI2* 1.45m Gold Tour Grand Prix and the $35,000 CSI2* 1.45m Gold Tour Speed Stake. Both Young Hunters and Young Jumpers have no entry fees and discounted stalls all season. E-mail Cynthia Murphy at showparkfeed@ gmail.com for feed/bedding information.

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CALENDAR

Visiting Tibetan Monks will conduct a Blessing of Know something that’s going the Animals at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society's on? Send it to calendar@ new San Diego Wildlife coastnewsgroup.com care center at 2380 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad beMAY 11 ginning at 9 a.m. May 12. SUPPORT YOUTH VOLLEYBALL Then, from 10 a.m. to noon, Get tickets now for the monks will be available the WAVELength Volley to bless pets brought in by & Vine Sunset Soiree from members of the public. 
 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 17 at Powerhouse Park Com- HOLI COLOR FEST munity Center, 1658 Coast Join the Holi Festival Blvd., Del Mar. Wine, beer, of Colors from 11 a.m. to 4 food, silent and live auc- p.m. May 12 at the Oceanstions, raffle and door prizes. ide Pier Amphitheater, The Proceeds benefit youth vol- Strand North, Oceanside. leyball athletes. Adult 21+ Register at festivalofcolonly. Visit wavelengthasso- orsusa.com/festival-of-colciation.com for more infor- ors/festival-colors-oceansmation and tickets. ide-ca/. VILLAGE CHURCH 6K

Register now for the Rancho Santa Fe Village Church Global World Vision 6k Walk/Run from 8 to 10 a.m. May 19, which will start and end in the upper parking lot at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Cost: $50 for adults. $25 for 18 years and under. It will be casual with dogs, strollers, and kids included. Sign up at teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=9920.

POLITICS AND ART

The lifelong learning group LIFE Lectures at MiraCosta College presents speakers on “Propositions -Pros and Cons” and “ ‘The Little Prince’ from Page to Stage” at 1 p.m. May 11 at the college’s Oceanside campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. #1000. Purchase a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot 1A, and park in this lot. Visit miracosta.edu/life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972.

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Celebrate “Eat What You Want Day” with the Carlsbad "Expressions Unlimited" Toastmasters group from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 11 at Heritage Hall at Magee Park, 258 Beech Ave., Carlsbad.

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TIBETAN BLESSING OF ANIMALS

Brewing Co., 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, sponsored by the Kiwanis Youth Development & Support Club of North San Diego. For details, contact Kydsnsd@gmail.com. HOME AND GARDEN TOURS

The San Dieguito Art Guild, a non-profit group, hosts the 2018 Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour. a self-guided, driving tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 and May 13. Tickets are $30, good for both days, at the Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, Encinitas, at OffTrackGallery. com, or at each home both days of the tour. For more information: SanDieguitoArtGuild.com, pr@sandHOW TO GO SOLAR Learn about solar pow- ieguitoartguild.com, 760er at the Carlsbad Solar 805-0434. Experience, from 11 a.m. to noon May 12 at La Cos- ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY ta Heights Elementary Celebrate Endangered School Multipurpose Room, Species Day at the Buena 3035 Levante St., Carlsbad. Vista Audubon Society NaRSVP to sdsolarexperience. ture Center from 10 a.m. org. to 2 p.m. May 12 at 2202 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Free and for all ages. AniSAN MARCOS DEMOCRATS The Lake San Marcos mal ambassadors, hands-on Democrat Club will meet activities and explore laMay 12 at the Discovery goon life under a high-powElementary School at 730 ered microscope. For more Applewilde Drive, San Mar- information, call (760) 439cos, for a look at the revised 2473 or http://bvaudubon. Tax Law. For times and de- org/. tails, call (760) 290-2077 or visit lsmdem.org for map BIG PLANT SALE and directions. A plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at Alta Vista BotanSURF SHAPER FESTIVAL The 2018 Shaper Festi- ical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terval of Surfing will be held race, above Brengle Terrace from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May Park. For more information, 12 at Seaside Reef, Enci- visit altavistabotanicalgarnitas, a surf competition dens.org where participants have to compete on a board they’ve PANCAKES FOR MOM shaped themselves. It inThe Boys & Girls Clubs cludes the SurfAid Cup En- of Oceanside hosts a Mothcinitas, a fundraiser for er’s Day Pancake Breakfast SurfAid globally. Register 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 12 at https://shaperstudios. at 401 Country Club Lane, com / p roduc t s / s u r f- con - Oceanside. Tickets are $5 test-registration. youth, $7 adults and $20 for family of four, online at bgcoceanside.org or at the door. KEY CLUB REUNION All area alumni of any national and international CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Key Club or Circle K Club San Diego Botanic will be welcomed from 6 to Garden’s annual Chocolate 9 p.m. May 12, in the Pea Festival will be held from Gravel Lounge at Stone 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 12.

Savor varieties of goodies created by nearly a dozen chocolate artisans. Admission to the garden is Adults $14, Seniors, students, active military $10, Children ages 3 to 12 $8. Tasting tickets sold inside.

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SEA OF ART AND SCIENCE CAMPS

istration is $60 per child or Whelan at noon May 16 $140 per family at calvary- at the Broken Yolk Café, lutheranchurch.org. 2434 Vista Way, Oceanside. Lunch is $15 per person, cash or check only at the MAY 15 door. RSVP by contacting KEEP OFF THE POUNDS Carlsbad City Library Colleen at (760) 842-8735. hosts “The Psychology of How We Eat” with Dr. Bart MAY 17 Billings from 12:30 to 1:30 HISPANIC CHAMBER EXPO p.m. May 15 at Carlsbad The San Diego HispanCity Library’s Schulman ic Chamber of Commerce Auditorium, 1775 Dove is hosting its third annual Lane, Carlsbad. For more North San Diego Business information, contact (760) Expo from 4 to 8 p.m. May 602-2049, librarian@carls- 17 at the California Center badca.gov or (760) 602- for the Arts, 340 N. Escondi2026. do Blvd., Escondido. All are welcome. Tickets are $15.

You can register now for the Sea of Art and Science camps being held 9 a.m. to noon the weeks of June 25, July 23at the R. Roger Rowe School, Cost is $200 plus $25 materials fee. Register at rdean@rsf.k12. CSUSM BLACK-TIE GALA ca.us or call (510) 910-0060. Get tickets now for the California State University San Marcos’ annual blackBIKE SAFETY SEMINARS GO Bike mini-grants, is- tie gala, 6 to 11 p.m., June sued by the SANDAG iCom- 2 at California State Unimute program, will fund versity San Marcos, 333 S. free bike safety seminars Twin Oaks Valley Road, noon to 1 p.m. May 13 and San Marcos. Proceeds from May 16 in Oceanside at 330 the event support student N. Coast Highway, Oceans- scholarships. Tickets are ide. For more information $250 per person at csusm. about the SANDAG GO by edu/gala/tickets.html. For BIKE Mini-Grants or Bike more information, Visit to Work Day, visit 511sd. csusm.edu/gala/. com/iCommute or call 511 and say “iCommute.” CANDIDATE FORUM Oceanside Coastal Neighborhood Association BEST OF BONSAI Bonsai & Beyond will hosts a forum for candimeet at 6 p.m. May 15 at the dates running for the 49th San Diego Botanic Gardens, District Seat of the U.S. 230 Quail Gardens Drive, House, moderated by The Encinitas. This meeting League of Women Voters at will be a workshop on jade 7 p.m. May 15 at St. Mary's plants as bonsai. Call Cindy School, 515, Wisconsin Ave, Oceanside Read, (619) 504-5591.

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TASTE OF VISTA

Tickets are available for Taste of Vista, set for 5 p.m. June 20 to sample foods from 25 local restaurants, beer and wine and a shuttle to Cinapolis for more desserts and brews. You can get $25 and $40 Taste of Vista tickets at http://vvba.org/event/tasteof-vista/

Tickets are on sale now for “A Royal Afternoon Tea” 1 p.m. May 20 at Civic Center Plaza, 300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, with a hat contest and table-decorating contest. Tickets are $40 per person, at 2018Royaltea.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact g w u nder @ c i.ocea nside. ca.us.

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FRIENDS AND FAITH

Registration is open for vacation Bible school 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 9 through July 13 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Solana Beach. Children from 3 years old (by July 1) to those entering fifth grade may attend. Reg-

of serving our 120,000 readers in North County Driving home with my 3 year old son, I asked myself, ‘What makes you think you can start a newspaper here?’ Well I did!... and never looked back!

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The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities will have Happy hour and dinner at Flying Pig Pub and Kitchen, Vista May 15 and go bowling at Surf Bowl and dinner at Hunter Steakhouse, Oceanside May 17. Reservations are necessary. Call (858) 674-4323.

MASTER PLAN WORKSHOP

Oceanside Parks & Recreation will host its third Community Workshop at 6 p.m. May 15 at the Country Club Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, to gather input for the Parks & Recreation Master Plan.

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COLORS OF THAILAND

Ed Henry will tell of Thailand’s birding hotspots and show images of the bird and mammal species found there, at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at Buena Vista Audubon Society meeting at 2202 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. For more information: (760) 439-2473)

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The National Active and Retired Employee Association will host Elizabeth Brady from the League of Women Voters of North County from 2 to 3 p.m. May 17 at the Oceanside Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. Brady will present the pros and cons of the June ballot measures. The League of Women Voters is not affiliated with any political party so you will get an unbiased presentation. NARFE will hold a business meeting at 1:30 p.m.

SEACOAST REPUBLICANS HOST FORUM

Del Mar Seacoast Republican Women Federated will host Andrea Kaye for a live broadcast and a “Get to know the Republican Candidates Forum” with candidates running for California’s 49th Congressional district, at 6 p.m. May 17 at the Del Mar County Club, 6001 Club House Drive, Rancho Santa Fe. Donation: $25. Reservation required. Contact Terry Minasian at (858) 481-8904 or tminasian@sbcglobal.net or delmarseacoastrwf.org/.

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Republican Club of Ocean Hills will host County Assessor Ernie Dronenberg and speaker Waskah

A new Cancer Support group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. May 17 at the San Marcos Library, 2 Civic Center Drive. The group is open to anyone who has been touched by cancer. For more information, call (858) 232-4179. SUMMER CRUISE NIGHTS

The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association begins its summer Cruise Nights, including new vintage cars and live bands, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 17 and every third Thursday through September on F Street, G Street and H Street along South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas.


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Police make arrest in cold case killing

Escondido man fatally stabbed in 1986 By Steve Puterski

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Police Department held up its end of a promise to the family of Richard Finney it would find the 75-year-old’s killer. On April 23, Chief Craig Carter announced the arrest of Nathan Eugene Mathis, 62, of Ontario, for stabbing Finney 31 times on Nov. 13, 1986, at his apartment on 326 E. Mission Ave. Through improved technology, fingerprints and DNA, the cold case team of a retired Escondido Police detective and former FBI agent and the crime lab cracked the case. “That’s the best part of this job is when you have a family that recognizes that you don’t give up,” Carter said. “What we were able to get back in 1986 was two different blood types … it wasn’t enough to get a hit.” The scene, he added, was gruesome but enough evidence was preserved at the scene to allow for Mathis to be arrested 32 years later. Carter said Mathis was arrested at his Ontario apartment on April 18 and appeared April 20 for his arraignment. He was living with his wife and two grandchildren. According to Carter, Mathis showed no emotion during the arrest and was transported to the Vista Jail where he is being held on $3 million bond. Police also believe two knives were used in the murder. The break came when now-retired fingerprint expert Cassuandra Barnes was able to photograph and enhance original crime scene photos of a fingerprint on a bathroom sink faucet, Carter said. From there, the DNA and fingerprint were uploaded into national databases. The fingerprint, which

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geles County delegate Karen Roseberry said as she unsuccessfully urged the party to reconsider the endorsement vote, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Every down-ticket race is counting on this.” A spokesman for Cox’s campaign said the wealthy businessman is now the only Republican with enough funding to challenge the Democrats, according to the Times and San Diego Union-Tribune. Allen — who said he was “ecstatic” Cox failed to claim an endorsement win despite his wealth — said he believes he can still challenge for a top-two finish next month. He said he is sending out more than 13 million mailers to invigorate the state’s GOP voters. The three-day convention wrapped up May 6 at the Sheraton San Di-

was pulled in 2016, unveiled Mathis, who spent much of his career as a security officer. DNA testing, though, caused a delay before the police department was able to confirm the identity of Mathis to make the arrest with the assistance of Fontana and Ontario police. At the time of the murder, Carter said it is believed Mathis was living in Escondido. He also spent time in Texas, the chief added. As for a motive, Carter said the department is withholding to avoid jeopardizing the case for the San Diego County District Attorney’s office. Finney is survived by some family including three grandchildren. “It means everything to us that you continually worked the case for 32 years. I don’t know how to repay someone for their efforts other than I will never forget what you did for our family,” said Finney’s granddaughter, Catherine Turi Hollis. Retired Escondido detective Chuck Gaylor and retired FBI agent Normal Wight are the two former law enforcement officials who reopened the case in 2007. Gaylor said he relayed to Finney’s family the team would do whatever they could to bring the killer to justice. Gaylor was on duty on Nov. 11, 1986, although he was a sergeant in the patrol unit. Still, he said it was his duty in 2007 to work for victims and their families in cold cases, specifically Finney’s murder. “We made a promise to that family several years ago that we would do everything we could within this police department … to solve the brutal slaying of their 75-year-old grandfather,” Gaylor said. ego Hotel & Marina in the Midway District, with delegates voting to endorse retired Judge Steven Bailey for attorney general, Cole Harris for lieutenant governor and Mark Meuser for secretary of state. But in another blow to the party, there were no candidates eligible for endorsement in the U.S. Senate race to challenge Dianne Feinstein. Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi who has praised Adolf Hitler and has polled second behind Feinstein in recent polls, was barred from the convention May 5 when he tried to register. State Republican leaders said there was no room for Little's anti-Semitic views in their party. State GOP leaders have distanced themselves from Little, saying they have no records of him ever serving as a delegate and he has no relationship to the state Republican party.

Final touches are being put on the new civic center complex in Del Mar as staff prepares to move in over Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Kristen Crane

City preparing to move into new home By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — With construction wrapping up on the civic center complex, staff will begin moving into the new facility over Memorial Day weekend. As a result, the temporary City Hall location on Jimmy Durante Boulevard will close May 24 at noon. Contacting the city will be difficult until at least the following day since the phone system will be shut down for the move. Officials are encouraging residents to conduct any necessary work before that time. The city will reopen for business at 1 p.m. May 29 in the previous site at 1050 Camino del Mar. Meanwhile, planning is underway for the official dedication ceremony, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June

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In addition to the traditional ribbon cutting, the event will include self-guided tours of the new facility (with information docents available), an activity corner for young attendees hosted by the Del Mar Foundation and Del Mar Historical Society, a photo booth and food catered by a local Del Mar eatery. The $17.8 million project will feature an 8,855-square-foot City Hall for administrative functions, a 3,104-square-foot Town Hall with seating for up to 250 people and 140 parking stalls in a partially below-grade structure and surface lot. It also includes a 15,000-squarefoot public plaza and 934-square-foot breezeway. Construction began in mid-2016. Despite some unexpected construction

and weather delays, the project is set to come in on time and within budget. The previous facility — built in the 1920s for Del Mar’s first public school, which later became St. James Academy — was the seat of city government since the mid-1970s. When the city bought the building more than three decades ago the intent was to use it as a temporary home for City Hall. Through the years it began to deteriorate, to the point where only half could be occupied because of safety reasons, including water leaks and environmental hazards. It had no indoor bathrooms, limited space for the public to do business and cramped space for employees. The new facility will be available for public events, but on a limited basis for the first year.

MUSICIANS HONORED

Top band students from the San Dieguito Union High School District, chosen by their band directors, played with the Coastal Communities Concert Band April 29 at San Dieguito Academy. Sergio Miragliotta (flute, grade 11, San Dieguito Academy), won the $1,500 2018 Caneva Scholarship; and Kayla Lewis (trumpet, grade 11, Canyon Crest Academy), Louis Milne (clarinet, grade 11, San Dieguito) and Michelle Zhang (flute, grade 12, Canyon Crest) were awarded $750 scholarships. Courtesy photo

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inception in 2008, the FACE Foundation has saved more than 2,000 family pets. Thanks to generous sponsors and underwriters, the FACE Foundation spends a minimal amount of money for hosting the Bags & Baubles event. On the scene was Lulu, the Bags & Baubles mascot and honorary canine chair, and her pet parent Sharon Howland. The duo walked around and was greeted by many wanting to know about Lulu’s story. The now 14-year-old Dachshund had a life-saving surgery on her cervical spine several years

ago which was funded by the foundation. Lulu, dressed to impress in pink, was a magnet for dog lovers. “This is just a wonderful day,” said Howland, holding Lulu. Every year, the donations of designer handbags, jewelry and sunglasses increases. Also, opportunity drawings for baskets with themes such as Kate Spade and Tory Burch were highly sought. Handbags ranged from vintage, designer vegan and crossbody bags to shoulder bags, clutch, wallets, handle bags and evening bags. If someone decided an item was a must-have, they had

the opportunity to use a “buy it now” feature. Katrina O’Donnell once again created animal topiary floral designs. Like in previous years, they were all purchased soon after the event kickoff. Food and drink for the day were provided by Hooters, Tofurky, Cravory Cookies, Jimbo’s, BK Cellars, Sparkletts, Café Gratitude, MGN, Coomber Family Wines, Jenny Wenny Cakes, Mama Neal’s Cookies, Opera, Go Max Go and Sima’s Gourmet Catering. The media sponsor was KUSI News. Event sponsors include The Robb Family, Howard Finkelstein and Lorin LeG-

rant, Ranch & Coast Magazine, The Muha Family, The Spitcaufsky Family, California Veterinary Specialists, Wendy A. Missy and Phillip Cameron, Dr. Wendy Khentigan, MD, Veterinary Specialty Hospital, Wendy and Willy Perry, Animal Protection and Rescue League, Cheryl Passer Design, Sky Facial Plastic Surgery, The Flash Collective, TLC The Lane Company Insurance Services, The Narrow Gate, The Ark, Lifetime Animal Care Center, La Jolla Veterinary Hospital, High Valley Veterinary Hospital, Performance K9 Training, VCA Animal Specialty Group & Eye Clinic for Animals, Torrey Pines.


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RSF conference educates seniors on healthy aging By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center’s fourth annual Healthy Aging Conference opened its doors at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on April 27. The sold-out event educated attendees on a variety of topic matters to enhance the lives of seniors. Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center Executive Director Terrie Litwin said the day was an educational event for area seniors featuring speakers who are experts in the field of aging. The afternoon also served as an opportunity for guests to become acquainted with local senior service providers. A total of five guest

speakers took part in the day. The first was the bestselling author and Holocaust survivor Edith Eger, Ph.D., whose topic was The Celebration of Life. Next up was Douglas Ziedonis, MD, who spoke on Spirituality and Aging. Following this, bestselling author and columnist Richard Lederer, Ph.D., took center stage for his lecture The Gift of Age. After the first three guest speakers, attendees broke away for lunch. Following the meal, everyone returned to the conference hearing the clinical professor of medicine at UCSD Joseph Weiss, MD, who spoke about World Full of Wonder. The last speaker of the day

was Lisa Eyler, Ph.D., whose topic was Healthy Brain Aging. Lizzy Weiss, the assistant director at The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, said The Healthy Aging Conference never ceases to amaze her with much joy the event brings to so many seniors and local community members. “One memory that particularly comes to mind this year is a woman sharing her personal story with the audience after just having lost her husband a little less than a month ago,” she said. “The share was prompted by a personal poem Dr. Douglas Ziedonis wrote after his mother passed. He prefaced that re-

citing this poem is something he never does, but he was inspired to do so from listening to our previous speaker, Edith Eger, Ph.D. Dr. Eger is memorable in her own right for being one of the most resilient women I know.” Weiss said the emotion and the exchange between the woman in the audience and Ziedonis were palpable. “I could instantly see the shift and the emotion of the room turn to one of empathy and compassion for this woman who has just gone through one of the hardest and inevitable factors of life … death,” Weiss said. “It’s a concept all too familiar for many in the room, and to have this event also be a

source of support and community is one of the greatest gifts I can think of.” In between guest speakers, attendees had the opportunity to visit event sponsor tables. Title Sponsors were Casa Aldea Senior Living and San Diego Sleep Therapy. Silver Sponsors included Belmont Village Senior Living and La Costa Glen. The Bronze Sponsors consisted of ActivCare Living, At Home Nursing Care, Brookdale Senior Living, Comfort Keepers, Care Placement, La Vida Del Mar, OneWest Bank, Olivenhain Guest Home, Palma de la Reina, Rancho Santa Fe Audiology, Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, Vi at La Jolla Village,

Windward Life Care, The Estate Planning and Legacy Law Center. “The Healthy Aging Conference would not exist without our sponsors, not to mention the time our speakers donate to be available for this daylong event, and the volunteers that are involved in helping throughout the day,” Weiss said. Each of these moving parts contributes to the whole of creating a memorable and inspirational day for our seniors along with providing them the valuable information of services our sponsors provide. Each sponsor is a company the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center believes in and appreciates.”

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Blondie is looking for a family who will help him come out of his shell. He has been feeling very shy since his family relinquished him to the center, so he’s been spending most of his time in his shell bed, cuddled up. He loves to receive pets and attention from visitors, as long as he can stay in his shell. He has soft orange tabby coat, weighs about 15 pounds, and is just 19-months-old. Blondie is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. His adoption fee is $138 and he has 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

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Those who opt out more than 60 days after SEA service starts will be charged a processing fee by SDG&E and will not have the option to return to SEA for one year. SEA will not charge a termination fee. SDG&E will charge customers authorized fees for delivering power to homes or businesses and for providing other services. Those components of the electric bill are the same whether customers buy electricity from SEA or SDG&E. SEA customers will continue to receive a single monthly bill from SDG&E that includes all applicable electric charges, including SEA’s power generation fees. SDG&E will also charge SEA customers a power charge indifference adjustment, referred to as PCIA, and a franchise fee surcharge, both of which are calculated based on the number of kilowatt hours used each month. The PCIA is intended to ensure that customers who remain with SDG&E are not negatively impacted by customers moving to SEA. The PCIA is currently 1 cent to just under 2 cents per kilowatt hour. Solana Beach has been working for more than seven years to create communi-

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) 756-4117, option No. 1 or visit animalcenter.org. ty choice aggregation, also called community choice energy, in an effort to have more local control over energy procurement and to offer residents and customers cleaner energy choices at somewhat lower rates. According to the current schedule, SEA Choice customers will see about a 3 percent reduction in their monthly energy bills. Additionally, solar users will receive a higher credit compensation. While the program was being developed, most people who weighed in either during public hearings or via email supported CCA. Some, however, were skeptical, including former Mayor Ginger Marshall. She said she was opposed when the city approved the program last year because of concerns and unanswered questions about costs and regulatory processes. She said she would prefer to wait until Solana Beach could join with other nearby cities who are currently considering the option, including Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. Council members said they have not ruled out the possibility of partnering with those or other cities in the future. For more information, visit www.SolanaEnergyAlliance.org.


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achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. NEW SHOPPES AND VALET

The Shoppes at Carlsbad, at 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, welcome six new retail and restaurant tenant arrivals, and will offer shoppers the convenience of complimentary weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) valet service, which began May 4, on Fridays 5 to 10 p.m., Saturdays 1 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 6 p.m. Valet service will be on the south side of the center, in front of Regal Cinemas. The new businesses include Back to Cali, a locally-based lifestyle apparel brand and entertainment company and The Flip Flop Shop, a global flip-flop and casual footwear chain and the Gofruit Juice Bar, offering natural, organic and fresh juices, open in June. The Sweet Cloud Creamery, a new concept serving nitrogen-cooled ice cream to order is set for July, SoHa Living, a Hawaiian-based lifestyle brand specializing in gifts and home décor will open in August and Foot Locker, a leading retailer of athletic footwear and apparel will arrive in October.

ECC CIVIC LEARNING AWARD

El Camino Creek Elementary School in the Encinitas Union School District was honored as a 2018 Civic Learning Award winner. Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye visited El Camino Creek May 10, presenting students and teachers with the 2018 Civic Learning Award of Excellence. ECC was also recognized in 2015 with the Civic Learning Award of Excellence and again in 2017 with the Civic Learning Award of Distinction.

GOOD END TO TRACK SEASON

Cal State San Marcos junior Ndoto Strong wrapped up the men’s track and field season as final California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Athlete of the Week for April 23 to April 29. Strong finished the season at the UC Irvine Steve Scott Invitational recording a lifetime-best discus throw of 49.51 meters, to improve on his school record for the Cougars.

GOLFERS NAMED 2ND SEED

Two weeks after winning the first California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Golf Championship title in the history of Cal State San Marcos, the team was announced as the No. 2 seed for the NCAA Division II West Regional May 7. The top three teams, will advance to the NCAA Division II National Championships, May 16 in Texas.

4S WATER SITE WINS AWARD

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility received the “Safety Small Plant of the Year” award from the California Water Environment Association during the statewide awards ceremony April 20. In addition, as the highest rated California facility in the Safety Category, the Water Environment Federation also presented OMWD with its coveted George W. Burke Award.

NEW TASTE AT STATE STREET

The State Street Farmers’ Market welcomes Organic seed salt and seed sweet seasoning by “be Runa.” Be Runa offers a handcrafted blend of nine different organic seeds, superfoods, mineral salts, and spices, made in small batches, with lots of love. It’s organic, non GMO, vegan, Paleo, gluten free and mostly raw. Experience all three flavors: Black Truffle, Garlic Cayenne or Turmeric on all your favorite foods. Come check them out from ORDER OF RISING SUN Ellis Krauss, Encinitas 3 to 7 p.m. resident and professor emeritus of Japanese politics at NEW LEADER AT RCHS UC San Diego’s School for After 19 years as presGlobal Policy and Strategy, ident of Rancho Coastal has been honored with the Humane Society in EnciniOrder of the Rising Sun, tas, Jim Silveira is stepping which was Japan’s first gov- down to devote his time to ernment award. The order is his family’s business. Judi awarded to those who have Sanzo, a local corporate atmade distinguished achieve- torney and a longtime RCHS ments in international rela- Board of Directors member, tions, promotion of Japanese will become the new RCHS culture, advancements in president ,effective May 2, their field, development in 2018. For more information, welfare or preservation of call (760) 753-6413. the environment. BULLDOG AWARD

(W)right On Communications, Inc., an integrated strategic communications agency with offices in Solana Beach, Los Angeles and Vancouver, received a 2018 Silver Bulldog Award for Best B2B Product Launch. The award recognized (W) right On’s campaign to launch mobe3, an iOS-based warehouse management software developed by EVS of Boulder, Colo. The Bulldog awards recognize outstanding PR and communications campaigns from the previous year.

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CHANGE OF GUARD

Lux Art Institute announces the departure of Executive Director and founder Reesey Shaw, after 20 years with the organization.

NAME CHANGE FOR BAKER

Baker Electric Solar, a solar and energy storage company, has broadened its portfolio of offerings to include smart home solutions and advanced heating and air systems. It will change the name of the company to Baker Electric Home Energy and unveiled its logo and new website as of April 30.

Sewing endeavors anything but seamless small talk jean gillette

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am way too proud of myself. I actually completed a pillowcase. I managed to sew three straight seams … well, straight enough, and made a not-unattractive, quite useable pillowcase. I know. Big whoop — but for me, this was like planting a flag atop a very large mountain. I need to admit that the simple pillowcase probably took me an hour and a

half. Most seamsters could whip in up in minutes, but most of them aren’t working with my mother’s sewing machine. It is a beautiful, Swedish Husqvarna that was a slick, top-of-the-line creature 60 years ago. I can’t bear to part with it. But that glamorous queen of a machine is now an infuriating, temperamental diva. Trying to get the seam width, length and thread tension right very nearly knocks me to my knees every time. The really sad thing is I still don’t know precisely what I did that made it finally work. I swear I lined up the same settings a dozen times with no result, only to have it suddenly sew like a

champ. This machine knows I am a rookie wannabe and we have a throw down every time I get brave enough to use it. The vicious habit of this prima donna machine is it will go all wonky again when I go back in a month, to sew that same stitch, having not touched any part of it. Granted, I am not sewing the beautiful creations that my mother did, but I should get some respect simply because I am willing to tackle the occasional pillowcase. Apparently, this machine doesn’t think so. I even had an old, pro sewing machine expert give it a tune-up when I could not get it to work. He practical-

ly drooled when he saw it, sang its praises, and told me it was in perfect shape, then swiftly sewed a perfect test seam. He even offered to buy it. I think it heard him and is now punishing me for not taking the offer. I will foolishly try again when I split a seam or want to create another terribly complex pillowcase. I approach it with caution, though. Maybe I need to learn to whisper sweet words in Swedish. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer, whose children would have worn pillowcases, had it been up to her sewing skills. Contact her at jean@coastnewsgroup.com.

Coastal Rail Trail work begins in Encinitas ENCINITAS — Construction broke ground April 30 on a 1.3-mile segment of the Coastal Rail Trail bikeway in Encinitas, with crews beginning preliminary construction activities along San Elijo Avenue in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Preliminary construction activities include removing vegetation, verifying underground utilities and installing fencing around environmentally sensitive areas. This segment of bikeway will link Cardiff-by-theSea with downtown Encinitas. The Encinitas segment of the bikeway is a component of the 44-mile Coastal Rail Trail, a bike route that will run from the city of Oceanside to downtown San Diego, filling the bike connectivity gaps in Encinitas. During construction, nearby residents and busi-

nesses can expect intermittent construction noise and dust. In early May, parking along the bluff will be temporarily removed along San Elijo Avenue between Santa Fe Drive and Montgomery Avenue, and there will be intermittent traffic delays. Pedestrians and bicyclists can expect temporary trail closures. Since 2013, the project has been presented at community meetings, various Encinitas committees, and to the Encinitas City Council as it progressed through planning stages. In May 2017, the California Coastal Commission voted to approve the project’s eastern alignment, which will parallel the west side of San Elijo Avenue along the coastal rail line from Chesterfield Drive to Santa Fe Drive. The $10 million bike project is part of Build

NCC, a collaborative effort between the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and Caltrans District 11. It is comprised of three primary focus areas – Interstate 5 Express Lanes Project, coastal rail and transit enhancements, and environmental protection and coastal access improvements. “The Encinitas segment of the Coastal Rail Trail has been in the works for some time and we’re glad construction began,” said SANDAG Chairman and Del Mar City Councilmember Terry Sinnott. “The project will give people more travel choices to many of the city’s most frequented areas.” The bikeway will connect community assets, including the Encinitas Coaster Station, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, the Santa Fe Drive rail

undercrossing, Swami’s Seaside Park, George Berkich Park, Cardiff School, San Elijo and Cardiff state beaches, Harbaugh Seaside Parkway, downtown Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Glen Park. Construction on the Encinitas segment of the Coastal Rail Trail is expected to be complete in early 2019, at about the same time that the rail San Elijo Lagoon Double Track Project is anticipated to be completed. Design, engineering, and construction of the Coastal Rail Trail segments are funded by federal, state, and local funds, including the regional TransNet half-cent sales tax for transportation administered by SANDAG. Build NCC is a joint project of Caltrans, SANDAG, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Mothers

What is a Mother? She’s somebody to confide in...her trust is always there. She’s somebody who is very special; who deserves so much. She’s a tear and a smile. She’s a warm and loving touch. She is always there to listen and to hear my point of view. She’ll give me her suggestions without telling me what to do. She gave her life in raising me and helping me to grow. She’s been there through the happy times and comforts me when I’m feeling low. She makes sure I know I am special and important to her. She was there through wet diapers, skinned knees, dates, first kisses, and the vows of love, “I DO.” She’s my best friend as well as MOM. We’ve cried, we’ve laughed, we’ve hugged. I thank you, Mom, for all your love! We proudly honor Mothers on Mother’s Day and every day!

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A rts &Entertainment ART IN ESCONDIDO

In May at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, artists receptions will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 12, during Second Saturday Artwalk. The art exhibition “Refresh: past, present, future” will include a solo exhibition of works by Juanita Ayson is in the Expressions Gallery I. The return of the Debbie Nature group show focuses on Mother Nature in Expressions Gallery II. The Photo Arts Group presents “Land & Sea.”

This is the last weekend for North Coast Repertory Theatre’s comedy “How the Other Half Loves,” North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach. Tickets at https://tickets.northART & GARDEN TOUR coastrep.org. Tickets are available at https://sandieguitoartMAINLY MOZART Tickets are now avail- g u i ld.com / mot hers - dayable for Mainly Mozart tour/ and along the route Festival Orchestra perfor- of the self-guided driving mance at 4 p.m. June 17 at tour of eight homes in the the Village Church, 6225 OffTrack Gallery Art, GarPaseo Delicias, Rancho den and Studio Tour from Santa Fe. For tickets, e-mail 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 and Luis Alarid at lalarid@ May 13. mainlymozart.org or visit mainlymozart.org. Ticket-holders are invited to at- MAY 13 tend the 30th Anniversary SIGHTS AND SOUNDS post-concert party with Fes- OF THEATER Oceanside Theatre tival Artists. Company is joining the Oceanside Museum of Art WEEKDAY BARGAINS Artist Alliance to bring AT CINEPOLIS Cinépolis USA has an- visual and theatrical art nounced two new “happy together for OTC’s next hour-priced” movie tickets production, “Red.” The and concessions at its movie play runs at 7:30 p.m. each theaters on week days. Mag- Friday and Saturday and ic Hour offers tickets for at 2 p.m. Sundays, through $10, while guests at premi- May 20. Tickets $15–$29 at um and traditional Cinépo- oceansidetheatre.org or call lis theaters can purchase (760) 433-8900. tickets for $7. Offer valid Monday through Thursday for any show times from MAY 15 LEARN TO DRAW 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. An Intermediate Drawing class will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May MAY 12 15 at the Oceanside MuseDANCE STARS Carlsbad’s Starring um of Art, 704 Pier View Artists presents “Dance in Way, Oceanside. Cost is $35. Life,” featuring San Diego Register at http://oma-onDance Theater choreogra- line.org/events/intermedipher and dancers, 2 to 3:30 ate-observational-drawing/. p.m. May 12 at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane. Admission MAY 16 is free. For more informa- OPEN MIC NIGHT Be heard at the free tion, contact arts@carlsbadOpen Mic Night every ca.gov or (760) 602-2090. Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tower 13, 2633 S. Coast BACH COLLEGIUM PERFORMS The Bach Collegium Highway 101. The new open San Diego will perform mic event features local at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at Sts. singer songwriters in perConstantine and Helen formance and is hosted by Greek Orthodox Church, Semisi Ma’u from the band 3459 Manchester, Cardiff. Fula Bula. For more inforTickets are $15 to $50 at mation, visit fulabula.com/ bachcollegiumsd.org, or at or call (760) 580-0116. the door. PRIZE-WINNING MUSIC

ART RECEPTION

There will be an exhibition reception for four exhibitions as part of the Oceanside Museum of Art’s Visual Narrative series, with artists Janell Cannon, David Fokos, Sherry Karver, and Joyce CutlerShaw from 6 to 8 p.m. May 12 at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Visitors $10.

CLASSICAL CONCERT

Violinist Jonathan Leviim and pianist Irina Bessonova will present a classical concert at 2:30 p.m. May 12 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. For further details, call (347) 6590059.

We d n e s d a y s @ N o o n Concert present Young Artists Competition winners Naré Yang, Skylar MacKinnon and Jesus Cervantes at noon May 16 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. For details, visit Encinitasca.gov/WedNoon or call (760) 633-2746.

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‘SECRET GARDEN’ AT NCRT

North Coast Repertory Theatre will stage “The Secret Garden,” at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 17 through May 20 at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets are $16 at (858) 481-1055 or northcoastrep.org.

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our shared human workings, Julie strives to uplift by creating artworks with an aim to illicit feeling as well as thought. Her desire is to create beauty in her work without it having to Bob Coletti orn and raised in be pretty. Colorado, Julie now lives in Southern ARTIST’S STATEMENT My work examines California. Art and music have always been an layers, transparent and important part of her life. opaque as a metaphor for After studying busi- what is the human conness in college, it was a dition. What is hidden is trip to Florence, Italy, that sometimes more revealing impacted Julie's life. So in- than what is seen. It is this spired by the art there, she paradox that interests me, determined to change her the interplay of where we life, take her art to the next have come from and where level and to earn her living we can be found now. through art. See more of Julie's Julie serves as Director of Front Porch Gallery, work at: www.julieweavera nonprofit gallery in Carls- ling.com “Block Party” by Julie Weaverling bad, where she has worked since January 2006. There she curates exhibits, works with region-based artists, oversees operations including developing programs for residents of Front Porch Communities and juries exhibitions both for the gallery and outside organizations. Julie has continued to develop her technical knowledge and skills through self-study as well as through workshops including with Rebecca Crowell in Ireland in 2015 and 2017 and ongoing with Nicholas Wilton. With a unique artistic voice and evocative exploration of

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RSF senior tennis stars compete in USTA event RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe tennis players Sherry Dannin, Carolyn Nichols and Prentiss Van Den Berg are competing in the USTA National Women’s Senior 50 to 90 Hard Court Tennis Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club May 7-13. Dannin will compete in the Women’s 70 Doubles, Nichols in the Women’s 60 Doubles and Van Den Berg in the Women’s 50 Doubles. Matches began May 7 and run through May 11, and finals will be played beginning at 9 a.m. May

Council members recently awarded the construction contract for the city’s first skatepark. The facility should be ready for use by May 2019. Courtesy rendering

Council OKs La Colonia skatepark bid By Bianca Kaplanek

A few years ago, a group of residents successfully lobbied the city to complete another planned element — an honor courtyard for veterans — separately from the major project. Skateboarders followed suit. SITE Design, which has designed skateparks worldwide, held two workshops that allowed skaters to design their ideal park. Based on their input, the park will include elements such as a bowl pocket, three-stair set with rails, China bank, stamped-brick quarter-pipe, pole jam and four-stair set with “Hubba” ledges.

The linear, plaza-style nature will allow for greater use by all-level skaters, according to the designers. PUB Construction Inc., which submitted a $1.2 million bid, protested the award in a letter dated April 6 that noted California Skateparks and SITE Design are owned by the same person, thereby giving California Skateparks an advantage over other bidders. City Engineer Mo Sammak acknowledged the companies are owned by the same person, but “based on the evidence reviewed … City staff has not identified

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OCEANSIDE — Recognizing the explosive growth in the cybersecurity industry, MiraCosta College is launching a new program this fall that will give students an unprecedented advantage in landing high-demand, high-wage careers. The new two-year Cybersecurity Program, offering both an Associate in Science (AS) degree and Certificate of Achievement (CoA), begins in fall 2018 and is already generating plenty of buzz among students, faculty and local employers. “Our faculty has done such an amazing job with this,” Zhenya Lindstrom, associate dean of Career Education with the School of Career Education at MiraCosta, said. With innovation in the development of curriculum and working with an advisory board, they have created a program that serves a need in the industry. MiraCosta College works to better serve the communities with programs that are reflective of the workforce and lead to gainful employment. Rick Cassoni, a fulltime professor in the Computer Studies and Information Technology (CSIT) department, worked to

News of the Weird IRONY

At Pennsylvania State University, the Outing Club, founded in 1920, provided students with outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking and camping. But no more. Penn State has announced that after this semester, the university will no longer allow the club to organize student-led trips because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness, according to the offices of Student Affairs and Risk Management. Two other outdoorsy clubs, the Nittany Grotto Caving Club and the Nittany Divers Scuba Club, have also been restricted from club activities outdoors. Michael Lacey, president of the Caving Club, told the Centre Daily Times: "Penn State's just been clamping down really hard on the nature of activities" since the Jerry Sandusky scandal. University spokesperson Lisa Powers said Penn State will offer school-sponsored outdoors trips, but students noted the cost will be much higher. [Centre Daily Times, 4/20/2018]

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In a perhaps unintentional bid for the worst criminal disguise of 2018, Kerry Hammond Jr., 22, broke into a GameStop store in St. Marys, Georgia, at 1:19 a.m. on April 13, where he was captured on camera wearing a clear plastic wrapper (of the sort that holds bun-

Cybersecurity is one of the areas that every single organization of any significant size utilizes. Health care, financial institutions and education. Courtesy photo

develop the Cybersecurity Program. MiraCosta is the first community college in the San Diego region to offer such a program. “What is unique about this is that most schools offer management of information systems degrees and computer science degrees, but our Cybersecurity Program is focused on computer networking and security technology outside

of programming and MIS,” he explained. “Our Cybersecurity Program will help prepare students for seven different industry certifications including CompTIA Security+, CySA+, and PenTest+.” Not only is the launch of the program timely, it is also poised to be a boon to the local labor market. Organizations worldwide are expected to spend more

than $100 million in cybersecurity, a 38 percent increase year over year since 2016. In the San Diego region alone, there are more than 4,000 employees working in cybersecurity at more than 100 companies. A preliminary search of cybersecurity opportunities in the region turns up significantly less jobs than are actually available. “There is no single occupa-

dles of bottled water) over his head. Even with the plastic "mask," WJXT reported, Hammond's face is clearly visible in surveillance video, and St. Marys police quickly identified him and captured him on April 17. Hammond already had two active felony warrants for his arrest for burglary and second-degree criminal damage to property. [WJXT, 4/16/2018]

tion issued a statement on April 18 headlined "No to sex on roundabouts," warning that students should refrain from running naked and having sex on bridges and roundabouts, because such behavior gives drivers "too much of a surprise." Terje Moe Gustavsen, head of the administration, said: "Everyone understands that being in and around roundabouts is a traffic hazard. It may not be so dangerous for someone to be without clothes on the bridge, but drivers can ... completely forget that they are driving." [Reuters, 4/18/2018]

kek, Kyrgyzstan, the mayor has employed a clever way to keep his finger on the pulse of the city. When he goes out, he wears a fake beard so he'll blend in and not be recognized as the capital city's leader. Mayor Albek Ibraimov told Fergana, a Russian news agency: "I dress in old clothes ... take off my tie and I go and look, and see how things actually are." [United Press International, 4/20/2018]

TECHNO-WEIRD

In Tokyo, women who have qualms about living alone may soon have a new security option. "Man on the Curtain" is a prototype smartphone app that connects to a projector and throws a moving shadow of a man onto a closed window curtain. The shadow man can be doing any of several different activities, such as boxing, karate, vacuuming, playing guitar or getting dressed. Keiichi Nakamura, advertising manager of Leopalace21 Corp., an apartment management company where the idea originated, told Reuters that eventually his company would like to "commercialize it once we add variety, such as releasing a new video every day." [Reuters, 4/21/2018]

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In Oslo, according to Reuters, tradition calls for recent high school graduates to participate in "Russ," a several-weeks-long party that includes drinking, nudity and public sex, sometimes resulting in fatal car crashes. So this year, the Public Roads Administra-

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-- Resorting to a lowtech, but possibly offensive strategy, Largo, Florida, detectives visited a dead man at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater and attempted to use his finger to unlock his smartphone. Linus F. Phillip, 30, was shot and killed by Largo police March 23 after he tried to drive away from an officer wanting to search him. As part of their investigation, police said they needed to access and preserve data on Phillip's phone. Legal experts generally agreed the detectives had not broken any laws, but Phillip's girlfriend, Victoria Armstrong, 28, was less forgiving: "Nobody even calling us ... to let us know detectives were coming there at all is very disturbing," she told the Tampa Bay Times. "I'm very skeptical of all funeral homes now." [Tampa Bay Times, 4/21/2018] -- United Press International reports that in Bish-

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Over the last two years, Cameron County employee Gilberto Escamilla, 53, of Brownsville, Texas, has been accepting shipments of fajitas worth a total of $1.2 million at the Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center in Brownsville. The only trouble is, the inmates there aren't served fajitas. Escamilla had been ordering the meat from Labatt Food Service in Harlingen and intercepting it to resell. "It started small and got bigger and out of control," Escamilla told the court, according to The Brownsville Herald. On April 20, he was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. [The Brownsville Herald, 4/20/2018]

tion that currently reflects this work,” Lindstrom said. “The labor market for cybersecurity emerged so quickly that the federal system hasn’t had a chance to catch up. The demand is largely underestimated. Previously these jobs didn’t exist or only did in specific pockets or specialized industries. That is changing rapidly.” A Cybersecurity degree may also open opportunities beyond the IT sector. MiraCosta students will get tangible, hands-on skills. It is one of the areas that every single organization of any significant size utilizes. Health care, financial institutions, education — many companies need workers with the skills their programs provide. Cassoni is proud of the program, and how it will impact the lives of students. “We are able to give them relevant, in-demand technical skills that are not offered at local public fouryear schools,” he said. “This degree is very accessible to all students no matter their socioeconomic background; it levels the playing field. It does require dedication and a passion for continued learning, as the industry is constantly changing.”

The students are as enthused as the faculty about the launch of the Cybersecurity Program. “Every day I talk with someone who is excited about the program,” Cassoni said. As home to the first program of its kind locally, MiraCosta is also enthusiastic about what the Cybersecurity program means for the community as a whole. “A lot of employers have been looking for IT talent outside of the county,” Lindstrom said. “Part of our mission is to create programs like this that are relevant to the workforce needs of local employers and offer the skills these jobs require.” Enrollment has already opened for the inaugural class of the Cybersecurity Program, and Cassoni urges interested students to learn more about what it can do for them. “We offer best in class instructors with industry certifications, state-ofthe-art labs with advanced computing machines, including virtualization and cloud virtualization and more,” he said. For more information about MiraCosta’s Cybersecurity Program, visit the MiraCosta CSIT Department at www.miracosta. edu/csit.

appeared due to a training error and was "clearly a mistake," according to KCPQ TV. [Q13 FOX, 4/18/2018]

test when the "borrowed" sample she used tested positive for drugs. "Let me get this straight," Judge Frank Fregiato said in court, according to WTOV-TV. "To avoid the positive test with your own urine, you used someone else's urine, which turned out to be positive also. That's bizarre." [WTOV, 4/23/2018]

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Timothy Hill, 67, of Grassington, North Yorkshire, England, having installed a laser jammer in his Range Rover, thought he was outsmarting law enforcement speed cameras. In fact, he was so sure of his scheme that he repeatedly raised his middle finger to the cameras -- sometimes casually, sometimes aggressively -- as he passed. What he didn't realize was that the laser jammer, rather than hiding his identity, was only blocking police from determining his speed, so when they tracked him down, he was charged not with speeding, but with perverting the course of justice. "If you want to attract our attention, repeatedly gesturing at police camera vans with your middle finger while you're driving a distinctive car fitted with a laser jammer is an excellent way to do it," Traffic Constable Andrew Forth told Metro News. Hill pleaded guilty on April 23, and was sentenced to eight months in jail and prohibited from driving for a year. [Metro News, 4/23/2018]

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rom now through Saturday Oct. 13, Thornton Winery in Temecula will have the lights lit on 18 major jazz music concerts on most weekends. Thornton sparkles and shines in the front courtyard with concert-style intimate seating for general admission, and gourmet supper packages with reserved tables under a covered patio. Packages are prepared by the award-winning Café Champagne, available during each performance. Any way you measure it, Thornton Winery is Temecula Wine Country’s premier wine, food and music experience. The jazz artists are world renowned. The lineup speaks for itself: Brian Culbertson performs June 2 with his Colors of Love Tour. Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin groove on June 10. Average White Band and the Family Stone rock out on June 16. Acoustic Alchemy with Keiko Matsui present smooth jazz June 23. Chris Isaak sings on July 14. Michael McDonald belts out his favorite songs July 15. The Rippingtons, David Benoit and Marc Antoine share the stage Aug. 4. The Robert Cray Band plays Aug. 5. The world’s most popular trumpet man Chris Botti returns Aug. 11. Norman Brown & Bobby Caldwell stop at Thornton with their Love & Soul Tour

Jazz artist Brian Culbertson and his “Color of Love” Tour comes to Thornton Winery in Temecula at 7 p.m. June 2. Courtesy photos

Aug. 18. The great George Benson plays favorites Aug. 25. The Jeffrey Osborne Show performs Sept. 8. Dave Koz & Friends will bring their Summer Horns to Thornton for a two-night stand Sept. 16 and Sept. 17. Special guest concert on Sept. 23. The combo of guitar player Peter White and saxman Eugie Groove entertains on Sept. 29. Mindi Abair & the Bone Shakers Peet Project shakes it up Oct. 7, and special return guest lights it up on Oct. 13. Most Saturday concerts start at 7 p.m., the Sunday concerts begin at 4 p.m. Pricing and all other details of the 2018 Thornton Champagne Jazz concerts can be checked out at thorntonwine.com or call (951) 6990099. David Vergari is the winemaker at Thornton, having come to the winery some time ago with his dis-

tinct knowledge of Mediterranean style red wines. When I found out that one of his current 2014 releases was an estate grown Nebbiolo, I broke out in applause for his unique accomplishment. Turns out, it was not only my favorite of the group, John Thornton, the beloved owner of the winery, loves it too ($52). The grape sources from Piedmont, in Italy. It’s used in such legendary wines as Barolo and Barbaresco. This is in keeping with the Temecula trend to southern European wines from such countries as Italy, Spain and southern France. At Thornton, go for the music and the food, but don’t forget to enjoy those fine wines.

May 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., designed by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani. A panoramic view of La Jolla Cove awaits the occasion. Farmers Market appetizers, fish delicacies, bone-in ham and a variety of desserts are just a few features. Cost is $68. RSVP at (858) 456-0600 or theshoresrestaurant.com. • Sal Ercolano’s Seasalt Seafood Bistro in Del Mar is presenting the Robert Craig Winery at 6 p.m. May 17. This stunning mountain wine from the Napa Valley includes their award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon along with Zinfandel and Chardonnay, pairing with chef Hilario’s entrees. Call (858) 755-7100 for this event. Cost is $75 each for this memorable event. • Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas has its next seminar, a “Pure Blind”

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ere in the Strait of Magellan, at the bottom of South America where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet, it’s all about the weather. The captain and crew of the Ventus Australis have said repeatedly that if weather conditions aren’t right — and much of the time they aren’t –—we won’t be boarding Zodiac rafts to get an up-close look at some of the 4,000 Magellanic penguins who call Tucker Islets home. But good fortune is with us; winds and waves are conducive to landing at the penguins’ doorstep and the loveable birds don’t disappoint. They waddle and toddle and do their penguin things despite the rafts loaded with bundled-up humans observing them. It’s mid-March and time for teenaged birds to fly the coop – or more accurately, leave the colony. We can identify teen birds because their black-colored bands are not yet distinct. And as far as I can tell, much like their human counterparts, they aren’t going anywhere. Today is the second day of our five-day cruise on the Ventus Australis, a 200-passenger expedition ship that makes repeated voyages around the end of the South American continent. The cruise is part of the Odysseys Unlimited 17-day Patagonian Frontiers Tour that starts in Santiago and ends

in Buenos Aires. In between, in addition to the cruise, the tour takes visitors to several national parks in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. I admit it; I’m pretty excited to be in this part of the world, only 600 miles from Antarctica. We’ve heard tales from others who’ve taken this cruise through the mess of waterways, islands and fjords between Puntas Arenas and Ushuaia. While the scenery is spectacular, weather conditions are unpredictable and can be treacherous in this stretch of water discovered by Ferdinand Magellan of Portugal, and explored further by Sir Francis Drake of Britain in the 1500s. Charles Darwin sailed this way in the 1830s. “Don’t ask the captain what the weather forecast is,” one crew member told us. “They never predict more than two hours out.” So far we’ve been lucky. We’ve had only one rocky night, some strong winds on land, and snow flurries early this morning. On this fourth day of the cruise, we hold our collective breath. Finally, our landing at Cabo de Hornos (Cape Horn) is a go. After the Zodiacs arrive on the beach, it is our job to climb the 160-plus steps to the top of this giant, treeless rock. After emerging from the protection of the thickly vegetated cliffs (it rains here between 50 inches

Named after explorer Ferdinand Magellan who first saw and described them in 1519, these Magellanic penguins enjoy life on Tucker Islets, small rocky outcroppings in the Strait of Magellan. A visit with these much-loved birds is part of the 17-day Patagonian Frontiers Tour offered by Odysseys Unlimited.

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Weather conditions permitting on Cape Horn, where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet, visitors can climb the 160-plus steps to the 22-foot-high monument. Designed by a Chilean artist and made of steel plates that are supposed to withstand 200-mph winds, the monument was blown down in December 2014. The artwork depicting an albatross memorializes the hundreds of sailors who have died in the turbulent waters below.

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el Star of the Sea), a respite from the frigid wind. Then it’s time to meet the Chilean naval officer/lighthouse keeper and his wife, who home-schools their daughter in this lonely outpost. In more-than-adequate English, he explains that you have to win a lottery to get this post. Yes, he chooses to be here. “I like this because I can spend time with my family,” he explains. “Otherwise, I’m gone all the time on a ship.” We step out of the lighthouse and are blasted straight-on by tiny ice pel-

lets. My face feels as though hundreds of pins are coming at me. I’m torn between wanting to stay to experience this unusual weather and thinking we should get the heck out. The choice is made for us. Our guides are waving us on, indicating that we must hurry, because the weather is going to get even crazier. I guess we’ve pushed our luck as far as we should. For information on Odysseys Unlimited tours, visit https://odysseys-unlimited. com. For more photos and commentary, visit www.facebook.com/elouise.ondash.

Region in line for $311 million in gas tax funds REGION — According to a release from the San Diego Associations of Governments, the staff of the California Transportation Commission has recommended that the San Diego region be awarded $311 million in funds, generated by the passage of Senate Bill 1, which recently increased the state gas tax to fund transportation projects throughout the state. The CTC will consider the recommendation when it meets in San Diego on May 16-17. The recommen-

dations were released for three major new grant programs created under SB 1. “These SB 1 awards will be a major infusion of funds to the San Diego region,” SANDAG Chairman and Del Mar City Council member Terry Sinnott said. “With more than $311 million recommended for award, in addition to the more than $450 million already awarded to the region, construction can start in the coming months to deliver transportation system improvements, includ-

ing adding carpool lanes, improving rail lines, and building biking and walking paths.” Recommendations include $195 million for the North Coast Corridor Program, $82 million for the California-Mexico Border System Project and $10.5 million for the Sorrento to Miramar Double Track Project. The CTC staff recommendations also included about $24 million for other projects, including, $12.5 million for the city of Escondido.

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