Rancho santa fe news, may 25, 2018

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MAY 25, 2018

Trump backs RSF’s Cox for governor

3 vying for two seats on RSFA board By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — Three candidates are vying for two open seats on the Rancho Santa Fe Association board. On May 10, Covenant residents gathered at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club to hear the positions of each candidate in the election. According to the Association, all ballots have been mailed out and are due back no later than 5 p.m. June 11. The votes will be counted on June 12. Fred Wasserman and Michael Gallagher are the two incumbents seeking re-election and Sharon Ruhnau is the third candidate. Each of them had an opportunity to say a few words after the Association’s annual meeting. First up was Ruhnau. A resident of the Covenant for more than 20 years, Ruhnau has served on Rancho Santa Fe Association committees such as the Governing Documents and Review Committee, Recreation and Trail Committee and Rancho Osuna Committee. When Ruhnau spoke, she told Covenant residents in the audience how fortunate she felt to live in the Ranch. She was thankful to its founders, and the many people that followed. Ruhnau said she wanted to continue that tradition. “It takes hard work to protect what we have here,” she said, adding she was a longtime litigator. Ruhnau went on to share her concerns about the downtown decline and the competitive growth of other communities around the Covenant. Ruhnau said the Covenant must make TURN TO ASSOCIATION ON 3

Cox gets endorsement over GOP rival Allen By City News Service

with loud applause. Gumb believes the district is in a “downward slide, and the board members are taking their eye off the ball.” She wants new, “forward-thinking” leadership and doesn’t believe Dalessandro can “make the hard decisions” needed to set things straight because of her “personal feelings for the community.” One specific area of concern for Gumb and other parents who spoke at the May 10 school board meeting is SDUHSD’s spending. According to its own internally generated report, the district is running in the red, with an anticipated shortfall this school year of

REGION — President Donald Trump on May 18 endorsed Rancho Santa Fe businessman John Cox for governor. “California finally deserves a great Governor, one who understands borders, crime and lowering taxes. John Cox is the man — he'll be the best Governor you’ve ever had,” Trump tweeted. “I fully endorse John Cox for governor and look forward to working with him to Make California Great Again!” Polling suggests Cox, a Republican, is neck-and-neck with Republi- John Cox can Assemblyman Travis Allen for second place in California’s gubernatorial race. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic lieutenant governor, so far has polled ahead of the other Democratic candidates in the race — former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, state Treasurer John Chiang and former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin. Only two candidates will advance past the June 5 primary to a November runoff election. Delegates at the state Republican convention held in San Diego this month overwhelmingly favored Cox over Allen by a 55 to 41 percent margin, though Cox still fell short of the 60 percent threshold required to secure the party’s official endorsement. On Friday, Cox voiced his appreciation for Trump's endorsement.




Charles Boghosian, better knowns as Chicken Charlie — the man who brought deep-fried Twinkies and ice cream to the San Diego County Fair — goes savory this year with fried filet mignon marinated in his secret sauce. This year’s theme for the fair, which runs June 1 through July 4, is “How Sweet It Is,” and Chicken Charlie will also offer a cotton candy ice cream sandwich. STORY ON PAGE 9. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

SDUHSD board members face recall effort By Carey Blakely

ENCINITAS — Joyce Dalessandro has been a San Dieguito Union High School District board member since 1996. No, that is not a typo. Her sixth-consecutive term is expected to carry her to 2020 for 24 years of uninterrupted tenure. But not if Wendy Gumb, parent of a Torrey Pines High School student, has her say. Gumb voted for Dalessandro in 2016, but now wants the incumbent recalled. Gumb laughed at the unusual situation of being a supporter turned adversary. “Like a lot of people, I figured someone who’d been on the board for many years had the experience the district needed,” she said. But as Gumb started attending school

board meetings over the past two years, she did not like what she saw. “As my questions went unanswered, and I watched Dalessandro’s demeanor and the way she interacted with common people like me who are taxpayers, the more I lost confidence in her ability to lead.” Numerous people attended the May 10 school board meeting to publicly express their support for Dalessandro, including students, parents and staff. Tim Staycer, a teacher, football coach and union president for the district, praised Dalessandro’s “tireless dedication” and said she had “earned the teachers’ and community’s support.” His comments were met

Trolleys ramble through Ranch By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — It was a sight to see in Rancho Santa Fe on May 12 as four trolley cars motored through the Covenant. The trolleys transported ticketholders of Rambling thru the Ranch for a unique adventure to visit four private estate gardens. Hosting the event was the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. Nearly 300 people were in attendance throughout the day. According to Shelly Hart, the executive director RSF Garden Club Executive Director Shelly Hart, Executive Director of SMARTS Farm Polly of the Rancho Santa GarLankford Smith and Rambling thru the Ranch Chair Janet Lawless Christ. Photo by Christina den Club, this was an event revival from a five-year hiMacone-Greene

atus. “We had this in 2011 and 2012, and it was super successful,” Hart said. “When I talked with my Activities Committee, I asked what event they’d like to bring back, and Rambling thru the Ranch was the answer.” And in stepped Covenant resident Janet Lawless Christ, who served as the committee chairperson for Rambling thru the Ranch. “Everyone told me to contact Janet,” Hart said. “Together, we made it happen.” Lawless Christ was first asked to chair the Garden

Tour in 2011. She told them that she would if would was done in a completely different manner. “Before 2011, it had been older ladies with a boxed lunch that was probably not very tasty — they would drive their own cars out to the gardens, and that was it,” Lawless Christ said. “That didn’t seem very fun to me at all.” Lawless Christ, who is also a real estate agent based in Rancho Santa Fe, said she changed up the energy and rented openair trollies and designed TURN TO RAMBLE ON 2


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MAY 25, 2018

RSF residents to co-chair 2018 Art of Fashion Spring Luncheon raises dollars and awareness By Christina Macone-Greene

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Country Friends in partnership with South Coast Plaza are once again planning another spectacular Art of Fashion in 2018 at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Sept. 20 signature event showcases fashion from luxury top designers’ fall/winter collections, onsite high-end retailers and a memorable luncheon. The Art of Fashion event is one of The County Friends’ largest annual fundraisers. Proceeds from the day go to help fund more than 40 San Diego County nonprofits The Country Friends chooses every year through a grant selection process. Rancho Santa Fe residents Tamara Lafarga-Joseph and Sarah Sleeper are co-chairing AOF 2018. While they are thrilled to be co-chairs, they are quick to redirect the attention on them to the great work The Country Friends does in supporting a variety of agencies that help children, women, those with special needs, the military and more. While Lafarga-Joseph has only been involved with The Country Friends for a few years, she said she is impressed with all the volunteers. “I love their commitment and their dedication — these are down to earth people who care about others,” Lafarga-Joseph said. Sleeper became involved with The Country Friends eight years ago. After serving on the Art of Fashion committee, she said how she was approached to be a co-chair in 2018. “I told them I would do it only if I can do it with my friend Tamara — that was the condition,” Sleeper said. “Tamara has more experience at bigger galas.

Sarah Sleeper and Tamara Lafarga-Joseph, co-chairs of the 2018 Art of Fashion, set for Sept. 20. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

I do a lot of smaller fundraisers that I run all by myself for 250 people, but something as large as Art of Fashion, I have not run before.” Sleeper said she already knew that the Art of Fashion committee was a well-oiled machine. “The ladies on the committee are so kind and generous with their time and energy,” Sleeper said. When Lafarga-Joseph was pitched with the cochair opportunity, her answer was an immediate

“yes.” She had attended the Art of Fashion in the past and honestly appreciated what The Country Friends did for the community and San Diego as a whole. Sleeper said she instinctively knew she and Lafarga-Joseph would complement each other in their co-chair roles. “I always kind of joke around and say I’m nuts and bolts, feet on the ground, and Tamara is more esoteric and big idea person, so I think it works pretty well. We both get things done for

sure,” Sleeper said. Both Lafarga-Joseph and Sleeper agree that the Art of Fashion is a chance for people who would never go to New York Fashion Week to come to the Ranch to see a high-level fashion show in a fun ambiance — and above all, with the purpose of giving back. “And we are very pleased to be honoring Maggie Bobileff this year as our honoree,” Sleeper said. “Every year, there’s someone prominent in the community who the committee chooses, and this year we picked Maggie who did a fantastic job of co-chairing last year — we just wanted her to be recognized.” Lafarga-Joseph described Bobileff as a dear friend who is not only hardworking and determined but also a fashionista. It means everything to Lafarga-Joseph that the community is recognizing Bobileff as the honorary chair. Additionally, Sleeper and Lafarga-Joseph are thrilled to have the president of The Country Friends, Deborah Cross, in this position during Art of Fashion 2018 as she finishes up her last term. “We are so glad that we’re with Deb for her final year that she’s going to be in this role,” said Sleeper, adding that The Country Friends events Manager Donna Ahlstrom is also leaving her seat after this year’s event. As far as Sleeper and Lafarga-Joseph are concerned, they said they have incredible support from so many kindhearted individuals who will make Art of Fashion 2018 a resounding success. To learn more about Art of Fashion underwriting and sponsorship opportunities, please visit TheCountryFriends.org.

By Christina Macone-Greene

Peruvian potato puree and ricotta stuffed squash blossoms. As guests dined, they had the opportunity to enjoy the Spring Trend Presentation. On the runway were designs by Joseph Ribkoff, Lisette, Derhy of France, Lynn Ritchie, Lysee and more. Following lunch, guests gravitated toward the dessert bar and had one last pass with the many vendors taking part in the day. Vendor boutiques included ICONS, Satori Designs, Jewels with a Purpose, Off Track Gallery, Premier Designs Jewelry, Dr. Schwab Skin Care, Tina Frantz Designs, The Spice Way, Kendra Scott and Spa Girls Cocktails. Guests of the event were also gifted a Dr. Schwab bamboo cream peel from Ursula Wagstaff-Kuster. Co-chairs of the 2018 Spring Luncheon were Erika Horn and Helga Schulman. For more information about upcoming events hosted by The Country Friends, visit TheCountryFriends. org.


guests for the day just weren’t from Rancho Santa Fe. Including neighboring communities, ticketholders traveled from as far as Los Angeles. Event sponsors included Beach City Builders, Plantology Design, Oceanside Ale Works, Midnight Jack Brewing, Bill and Fran Johnson, and Charlie and Susan Muha. A silent raffle included items from European Bath, Caffe Positano, Foxy Treats, Chitter Chatter Sip and Splatter, Morada at the Inn, The Huntsman at the Inn, Keri Scully Yoga, You and Yours Distilling, Grangettos, Armstrongs, Swiss, North County PEMF, Model Call Salon, Holli’ Day Anyday, and Chef Joe Rojas. For upcoming Rancho Santa Fe Garden, events visit SantaFeGardenClub. org.

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Fairbanks Ranch Country Club transformed into a hub of fashion during the 2018 Spring Luncheon hosted by The Country Friends. On May 9, guests took part in an afternoon of boutique shopping and a spring trend fashion show by ICONS Clothing Boutique and Satori Designs. As guests arrived, they had the opportunity to do some shopping and have a glass of complimentary sparkling wine. When everyone took their seats for the luncheon, Deborah Cross, the president of The Country Friends, welcomed guests. She said since the nonprofit’s inception in 1954, it has awarded nearly $14 million to assist San Diego based nonprofits which aim to help women, children, elderly, military and those with special needs. In 2018, The Country Friends will fund 52 agencies for grants. Executive Chef Jesse N. Frost prepared a signature luncheon menu of chilled tomato soup and pan-roasted Alaskan halibut with


the Rambling Through the Ranch theme. “It’s all about being whimsical and being super fun and super easy for people to participate in,” she said. “Today, people are experiencing four completely diverse properties in Rancho Santa Fe. One home has a golf course view. One home has a canyon view that leads to the ocean. Another home has a tropical ambiance, and the other has just sensational succulents and a canyon view.” Lawless Christ explained how the four private gardens showcase the beauty of The Covenant at Rancho Santa Fe, unveiling its diverse microclimate and topography. The west side is very rugged and has a lot of hills, valleys and canyons, she said, whereas the east side has more of an equestrian and estate influence. Lawless Christ said the four residences were a good reflection of The Covenant itself. In 2011, Lawless Christ also introduced an open-air market with vendors for attendees to peruse throughout the Rambling thru the Ranch day. Proceeds from Rambling thru the Ranch this year went to support SMARTS Farm. “We’re all pretty darn lucky to be living where we are — so, that’s why we wanted to partner this year with SMARTS Farms,” she said. “It’s an urban farm in downtown San Diego which provides opportunities for creativity and self-sufficiency to underserved young people in San Diego.” Lawless Christ was quick to point out that

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Keep your distance: Staying safe during rattlesnake season By Patty McCormac

REGION — While swimming in a lake or river, do not grab what look like sticks or branches. Rattlesnakes can swim. This is just one fact even longtime California residents may not know. Here is another fact: the demographic most likely to be bitten by a rattlesnake are alcohol-fueled young men, said Ana Lutz, education manager for the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. “Don’t even think about going out to the desert to wrangle up some ratt’lers,” she said. It’s rattlesnake season and officials from the conservancy want you to know because most rattlesnake bites happen between April and October when humans and snakes are most active outdoors.



more than $8 million. The district, which consists of five middle and five high schools, serves about 13,000 students from Carmel Valley to south Carlsbad. Responsible for almost $135 million in revenues, the SDUHSD board oversees an enormous budget. The financial outlook for the following two school years does not look rosy either, with deficits and diminishing reserves projected. The district report showed anticipated reserves of about 6.5 percent for the 2020–2021 school year. By contrast, it once held reserves of about 20 percent during the 2015–2016 school year. The board gives the impression that it’s flush with cash, voting 4-1 on May 10 to spend $25,200 to have

And rattlesnakes don’t just show up out in the brush or desert, they can be found on golf courses, river and lakeside parks and even inside your home if you’re not careful. The number one thing to remember is don’t try to pick them up or try to kill them. And if hiking in the desert or brushy wild areas, wear boots, long pants, stay on well-worn trails and avoid tall grass, weeds and heavy underbrush. Don’t go barefoot, wear sandals or flip flops in those areas, Lutz said. If a rattlesnake is startled, it may not rattle a warning and simply strike. Don’t put your hands or feet where you can’t see them and shake out sleeping bags before saying goodnight when camping, she added. “If you do hear a rattlesnake

electric-vehicle charging stations installed at La Costa Canyon High School and Canyon Crest Academy. The money will come out of the Capital Facilities Fund, not the General Fund. The lone dissenter, board member John Salazar asked before the motion, “How is this a benefit for education?” The board meeting became rather rowdy at times, with board member Beth Hergesheimer threatening to remove parents who heckled and talked beyond their allotted three minutes. There were calls for board members to resign, accusations of collusion and lying, and laughter when Superintendent Eric Dill said that the board members were good about recusing themselves when a conflict of interest arises. In a draft handbook under review, Salazar brought

Rattlesnakes are a big reason people should never hike alone. Courtesy photo

while you are hiking, stop, stay calm and tell others around you where the rattling came from, from up ahead, or from the side,” she said. Keep pets close and on leashes when hiking with your pet, speak to your vet about what to

attention to the recommendation that the board members ask their agenda questions in advance of meeting because ,“We believe in the concept of ‘no surprises.’” Salazar disagreed, saying they’d be “handcuffing future board members” who might want to ask questions at the meetings and could feel pressured not to. Board member Maureen “Mo” Muir said to Hergesheimer, “Beth, you once said to me after a board meeting that by my asking of a question, I made the meeting go on longer.” Clearly surprised by the accusation, Hergesheimer denied that she would have ever said that but indicated that her words might have been misconstrued. Dalessandro said that when the board “asks questions of staff out of the blue, it really puts them on the spot.” She recommended


its community more attractive with the culture of innovation. She believes that RSF Connect, the 1-gigabit fiber-optic network to be built and owned by the Rancho Santa Fe Association, is part of this innovation. She also addressed the need to tackle the rising costs of water and to rejuvenate the town through small entrepreneurship and nurturing local businesses. Ruhnau also said the Association board should be both accessible and accountable to its members. “We want to create a Ranch that future generations will enjoy as much as we do,” she said. “We can only do this together.” Next up was Gallagher, a retired CEO, who was appointed to the Association board following the resignation of Mike Licosati last November. Gallagher has been a Covenant resident for 13 years. He called his seat on the board a great experience. He went on to say how his observations revealed a hardworking community filled with people who care. In addition to his seat on the Association board, Gallagher also serves as a board liaison to the committee of the

Rancho Santa Fe Association board candidates Sharon Ruhnau, Michael Gallagher and Fred Wasserman take part in the May 10 Candidate Forum at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Photo by Christina Macone-Greene

Osuna Ranch, is a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee of the RSF Golf Club and is part of the Association’s ad hoc Water Committee. Gallagher said things work best with a long-term strategy — it helps identify action plans. Since his seat on the Association board last year, Gallagher has initiated a five-year strategic plan for entities such as Osuna Ranch, the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club and Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Gallagher said now is the time for the Association to have a five-year strategic plan. “The things this board does is strategic — the issues we face is strategic,” he said, noting the Association’s desire to underground utilities and dealing with

rising in water rates. Gallagher also wanted members in the audience to know that the Association staff is the backbone. “We need well-qualified, capable people and give them the resources they need to accomplish the major goals — we have such a staff now,” he said. The last to speak was Wasserman, who currently serves as board president of the Rancho Santa Fe Association. A resident of the Covenant for eight years, Wasserman is a current member of the Association’s Governance Committee and formerly served on the Finance Committee. He told Covenant members at the candidate forum what a terrific time he has had collaborating with his fellow board members. Was-

do if your dog is bitten. There is effective canine rattlesnake antivenin, but it is pricy, Lutz said. If you are bitten take off rings and watches which might constrict swelling and get medical help right away. “My advice is to stay calm. They don’t like us and most of us don’t like them, but appreciate their place in the environment,” she said. “They help with the rodent population and keep other species in check.” If you come face-to-face with a rattlesnake, don’t make any sudden moves, but back track slowly, Lutz said. “Don’t hike alone. There are lots of reasons, but rattlesnakes are a big one,” she said. “If you do get bitten you may need to have someone call for help or help you walk.”

There were 156 snake bites recorded locally in 2016 and 232 bites in 2017. “They are not the enemy. They are so misunderstood,” she said. If you see a rattlesnake in your yard, keep your distance, keep your eye on it and call the local animal services emergency number at (619) 236-2341. To learn more about rattlesnakes and other snakes that populate the area, sign up for a class about snakes which will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 9 at the Del Mar Library. The event is free. “The Southwestern Field Herping Association will send one of their speakers. It is an information session,” Lutz said. To sign up or learn more, call (858) 755-6956.

for increased transparency, called Salazar a “grandan agenda item for videotap- stander” and said the “pubing the board meetings was lic would be horrified by the brought to a vote on May behavior of the audience” 10. Currently, only audio were they to watch the recordings are available, meetings. which some parents said are The item passed, not posted in a timely man- with Dalessandro and voting ner. The cost of the camera Hergesheimer was $4,000. Staff, only if against it. After the meeting, available, would be paid to parent Lea Wolf said she’s operate it. A parent in the audi- tired of the board and adence suggested that the ministrators boasting of board hold meetings for free the district’s high academic at one of the high school’s distinctions. Wolf said, “It’s state-of-the-art theaters. A not their credit to take.” She student could film the meet- explained that affluent parings and gain experience. ents make up for SDUHSD’s As the board discussed that shortfalls by paying for suggestion and the cost of tutors and counselors and the service, Dalessandro getting the job done themnoted her preference to con- selves. tinue meeting at the district Though Gumb is confioffice because “it’s central- dent that she’ll get enough ly located.” She also asked, signatures for the petition “How many people will to hold a special recall electune in anyway?” tion, she’s not concerned if it To that, Salazar re- doesn’t happen. “Even if the sponded, “How many peo- recall effort is not successple use a ramp to get into a ful, at least voters will have building? It doesn’t matter.” more information to considserman also noted how much Dalessandro then er in the next election.” time each member puts into serving their community. “It’s been a pleasure to be (RSF Association) presThe teachers of Solana Beach ident,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of fun doing it — it’s hard school district are looking for work, but I don’t mind it as long as we see the results.” Wasserman went on to say the idea of bringing fiber optics into the Rancho started in 2011. “And this (current) board put it (RSF Connect) together,” he said. “This to me is an exciting period I In November 2018 three seats on the hope you consider me on the continuance of this board, Solana Beach School District School so I can see these projects Board will be open for election. come to fruition.” Wasserman reiterated The teachers of Solana Beach are that RSF Connect, a $13 looking for passionate, motivated million fiber-optic network, could not have been done and engaged community members without the Tech Commitwho may have an interest in running tee. He said it is rare it to find such highly skilled comas a candidate for the School Board. mittee members who continWe seek individuals who care about ue to give so much of their time and effort to make the students, schools, educators, and are Covenant a better place to willing to have open communication and live. collaboration with teachers to improve Ballots have been mailed to Covenant resipublic education in our district. dents. Members must submit their ballots by 5 p.m. If you are interested or know someone on June 11. On June 12, ballots will be tallied revealing who might be a motivated and the candidates who secured engaged candidate, board seats. For more information about this election, please email SBTAPAC@gmail.com call the Association at (858) 756-1174. that her fellow board members read the agenda and then ask questions via email “like we’ve always done.” Another item in the handbook that brought about heated exchanges was the recommendation that when board members receive emails from the public or staff, they thank the individual and indicate that they are forwarding the email to the superintendent. In the policy’s defense, Dalessandro said that none of them had the authority as individuals to directly solve people’s concerns. To that Salazar retorted, “Neither does Congress, but that doesn’t prevent an individual Congressman from expressing his opinion to constituents.” The board decided to table the discussion and have a workshop at a later date. Responding to a push




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Focus is on candidates, but props also offer key choices


Better roads without higher taxes By Marie Waldron

Even before the recent increase, Californians were paying some of the highest gasoline taxes in the United States. Despite this, our highways were consistently rated among the nation’s worst, and we were told a drastic tax increase would be necessary to fix the problem. But is that really true? Well no, it’s not. Alternatives we are working on, which would generate billions for transportation without raising taxes are on the table. My legislation from last session would mandate that all transportation monies actually be used for transportation. Currently, billions of dollars of your transportation dollars are being funneled off to parks, boats and other non-road uses. If we can ensure that fees and taxes paid by transportation system users are actually dedicated to fixing our roads, we can devote major funding to relieving traffic congestion without increasing taxes. So where would the money come from? To start, transportation funding would be streamlined by removing regulatory red tape that increases costs by slowing street repairs. Accountability would be improved by expanding audits for major transportation projects to make sure we’re getting maximum bang for our transportation tax buck. Revenue sources would include billions from motor vehicle sales and use taxes, existing vehicle insurance taxes, and from the return of truck weight fees, miscellaneous transportation reve-

nues, Caltrans efficiencies, and more. All funds would be distributed directly to transportation projects, including billions for local streets and roads, for new highway capacity and traffic relief projects, as well as for maintenance and other needs. Passage of SB 1 last year increased vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes by 12/20 cents per gallon for gasoline and diesel, with most “highway lane-capacity-increasing projects” strictly prohibited. Much of that funding is earmarked for non-highway projects including parks and apprenticeships, with no guarantee that any of the money must be spent on roads. That is why we can cut taxes and use the money as the legislature promised. As always, I support cost-effective proposals to maintain and improve state highways, without adding to the excessive tax burden on California’s long-suffering drivers.

Pet projects

Most of us love animals and want to see that they are treated humanely. That’s why I’m supporting several bills this session that will help ensure the safety and well-being of pets and wildlife. It often falls to first responders to provide life-saving first aid to animals during emergency situations. This is not infrequent, as thousands of pets are rescued by firefighters and other first responders each year. Senate Bill 1305, introduced by Senator Steve

Glazer (D–Orinda), would ensure that first responders and their employees cannot be held liable for civil damages or criminal prosecution if they provide pre-veterinary emergency care to an injured dog or cat at the scene of an emergency. Another bill, AB 2791, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D–Torrance), speeds the adoption of impounded kittens and puppies which are currently subject to a three-day hold requirement. The animals would be made immediately available to non-profit rescue groups, relieving shelters from the need to use their limited space & resources to hold and care for them. Our love of animals does not just include the four legged variety. SB 1017, authored by Sen. Ben Allen (D–Santa Monica), would limit the use of milelong drift gillnets intended for swordfish and thresher sharks. Unfortunately other species including whales, dolphins and sea lions are often trapped in them. Much of this unintended catch, 20 percent of which is already dead, is thrown back. Since new fishing techniques have been developed that limit unintended catch, it’s time California joined Washington and Oregon in outlawing the use of large mesh drift gillnets. To follow these bills’ progress, please visit http:// www.leginfo.legislature. ca.gov Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature.

california focus thomas d. elias collecting more than $3 billion a year. The money is supposed to be used for reducing the same kinds of gases in other places, but some cash has lately been diverted to the ongoing bullet train project and other causes. In order to get cap-andtrade extended to 2030, Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats agreed to require two-thirds legislative majorities after 2024 in deciding whether to spend that money and on what. That compromise flies in the face of an earlier initiative that did away with the prior two-thirds-majority requirement for passing state budgets. If a majority vote is good enough to decide on spending the many more billions of dollars in the general fund budget, why require a supermajority for this one cash source? Despite its support from Brown and the state Chamber of Commerce, this deal makes little sense and voters may want to nix it. There’s also Prop. 68, a $4 billion parks and water quality bond measure including $200 million for restoration of the Salton Sea in the state’s southeastern corner. California’s largest lake, a product of a 1905 flood on the Colorado River, the Salton Sea has evaporated gradually since San Diego’s water agency stopped supplying it early this year. That is causing new levels of dust pollution in the air of the Imperial Valley and threatens the habitats of hundreds of migratory bird species. Creating ponds and channels around that lake

A vote to re-elect Shea to County Board of Education Board of Education. Her election would at least give the appearance of a conflict of interest. Therefore I have endorsed the incumbent Rick Shea who has been an excellent board member and a strong supporter of the Juvenile Court and Community Schools, which is an important part of the responsibilities of the SDCOE. James R. Milliken Former Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court

to control dust is just one of many projects in this proposed bond; others include $370 million for ground water recharges, $725 million for parks in neighborhoods that now have few, $218 million for state park restoration and $443 million for “climate preparedness.” Voters usually go almost automatically for water bonds, but may hesitate this time after watching the state Water Commission take years to fund projects using money from a prior bond passed in 2014. Many will see the other three measures on this ballot as virtual no-brainers. Prop. 69 would confine use of new transportation tax revenues, including gasoline taxes, only to transportation. These funds have occasionally been diverted elsewhere, infuriating some. Similar propositions have passed previously, but are sometimes circumvented. The simplest proposal here is Prop. 71, which sets the effective date for all winning ballot measures five days after election results are certified, usually about month after Election Day. There is no substantial opposition to this one. And there’s Prop. 72, allowing new rain-capture systems to be exempted from property tax reassessments. The aim is to encourage property owners to catch more rain water, helping the state’s water supply. All of which adds up to a proposition list that includes a few relatively minor measures, but also a couple that require significant decisions. Email Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol.com. For more Elias columns, go to www. californiafocus.net

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*** Randy Ward the former superintendent of the San Diego County Office of Education was placed on administrative leave by his school board in July 2016. An audit was conducted of alleged financial improprieties and Dr. Ward subsequently resigned as superintendent in July 2017. It has come to my attention that Dr. Ward’s wife, Cheryl James-Ward is currently running for a seat on the SDCOE School Board in District 5. Given her relationship with Dr. Ward, Cheryl James-Ward is a poor choice for this

ery rightly, the focus in this ongoing California primary election season is on candidates for offices from Congress to the governor’s office in the state Capitol’s “Horseshoe” suite. But this spring’s ballot also features five significant propositions, and if voters overlook them, they may come to rue the inattention. No, the spring propositions (no initiatives here) are not as sexy as what the fall ballot will bring, with heated campaigns upcoming on everything from gasoline taxes to carving California into three states and an attempt by paint companies to make taxpayers bail them out of liability for cleaning up problems caused by lead in their products. That timing is by Democratic Party design: The party’s legislators three years ago adopted a law putting all initiative propositions – those making the ballot via voter signatures – into the November general election, with none contested in the primary. Their thinking was (still is) that general elections bring out many more voters than primaries, giving liberal causes a better chance in the fall. But propositions placed on the ballot by the Legislature still go to the primary ballot. So we now face five measures lawmakers want passed. But voters might hesitate over at least some. Take Prop. 70, the product of a political deal allowing the state’s cap-and-trade program to continue long after its previous expiration date last year. In this system, the state auctions off to corporations a limited number of permits to produce greenhouse gas pollutants, sometimes


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achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@coastnewsgroup.com. PUPPY NEEDS SURGERY

A Miniature Pinscher puppy named “Tessa” is now scheduled to have surgery to repair a liver shunt at Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. RCHS is accepting donations to help pay for the surgery that could cost up to $4,500. To make a donation, call (760) 753-6413, log on to sdpets. org or visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza St., Encinitas. SOLANA BEACH NEEDS SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

The teachers of Solana Beach school district are looking for three School Board members. In November 2018, three seats on the Solana Beach School District School Board will be open for election. The teachers of Solana Beach are looking for passionate, motivated and engaged community members who may have an interest in running as a candidate for the board. They seek individuals who care about students, schools, educators, and are willing to have open communication and collaboration with teachers to improve public education in the district. Inquiries can be made by e-mailing SBTAPAC@gmail.com. ‘BAGS AND BAUBLES’ A HIT

The annual “Bags & Baubles” fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe April 29 reported the event was a big success for animals. It raised nearly $125,000 and 100 percent of the proceeds go back toward


T he R ancho S anta F e News saving pets and helping families pursued an opportunity to teach in the community high school English, English as a Second Language, and journalism for six years, before becoming an PEDALING INTO FIVE YEARS Pedego Carlsbad, 2978 Carls- assistant principal in the San Jose bad Blvd., #130, Carlsbad, cele- Unified School District. brated its five-year anniversary and grand re-opening celebration EXAGEN FIGHTS LUPUS May 20. The store offers sales, Vista-based Exagen, an orservice, electric bike tours and ganization that provides key inrentals for visitors. Due to its suc- formation to aid in the diagnosis, cessful growth, Pedego Carlsbad prognosis, and management of moved to this new location, across autoimmune rheumatic condithe street from its former location. tions, announced a first-of-its kind collaboration with GSK, a global healthcare company, to raise HUMANE SOCIETY awareness of the importance of a COVERS NORTH COUNTY The cities of Solana Beach, timely diagnosis of systemic lupus Carlsbad and Del Mar have recent- erythematosus (SLE). In 2012, ly approved three-year contracts Exagen released the first and with San Diego Humane Society only test incorporating cell-bound for animal services, that go into ef- complement activation products fect on July 1, 2018. The City of En- or CB-CAPs technology. Exagen cinitas will be voting on a similar marked May’s Lupus Awareness contract later this month. SDHS month by delivering more than continues contracts with the North 225,000 tests to more than 1,500 County cities of Oceanside, Vista, healthcare practitioners. Escondido and San Marcos. COLDWELL TOPS THE LIST


Oceanside Charitable Foundation (OCF) announced $63,300 in grants supporting underserved residents in the community and providing opportunities for youth and families to thrive. The grants went to the Encuentros Leadership Young Emerging Latino Leaders Program ($15,000), Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation ($4,300), Oceanside Museum of Art ($15,000), Studio ACE ($9,000), Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego, Inc. ($10,000) and Voices for Children ($10,000). KIM TO LEAD SCHOOL

San Dieguito Union High School District has named Victoria Kim as the new principal of Carmel Valley Middle School. Kim

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s San Diego Company is proud to have two managers in the Top 50 Lists of NRT Managers in the nation, based on their agent attraction results from the first quarter of 2018. Jason Nagy, the branch manager of the Carlsbad office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Jeff Nunn, the branch manager of the La Jolla office of the same brokerage, ranked in the Top 50 Lists of NRT Managers. Douglas Wilson Companies has brokered the sale of a 4.1acre, 124,500-square-foot turnkey greenhouse facility in San Marcos for the owner, Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery at 2064 Marilyn Lane, in the Twin Oaks Valley. The sales price was $1.6 million. Mountain View Nursery of San Marcos was the buyer, represented by Patrick

Miller of Lee & Associates. WINNER OF SABBATICAL

New Village Arts announced that Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner is one of four recipients of the 2018 Clare Rose Sabbatical Award from Fieldstone Leadership Network. The grant is valued at $50,000 and offers a three-month sabbatical.


AT&T upgraded 20 cell towers on its network in North County to provide faster, more reliable wireless service. AT&T expects the change to provide better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting. By building out its 4G LTE network, AT&T is laying the foundation for 5G. The upgraded cell towers include Carlsbad (1), Encinitas (1), Escondido (8), Oceanside (5), Poway (1), San Marcos (2) and Vista (2). ONE PASEO ADDS EATERIES

One Paseo, a future mixed-use development of shops, restaurants, apartments, offices, and public spaces coming to the southwest corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real in Carmel Valley, will add three new eateries Joe & The Juice, The Butchery and North Italia to its lineup of retailers. The project broke ground in January 2017.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito received 60 new bicycles through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Conference Day of Service. Employees from local businesses built 200 bicycles and on May 9, presented them to youngsters from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, and Encinitas.



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RSF Historic Home Tour set for July RANCHO SANTA FE — Getting back to tradition, the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society returns with a RSF Historic Home Tour. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. A docent-led walking tour will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Following the Home Tour there will be a nohost reception and social from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Historic Tour will feature six homes in Rancho Santa Fe that represent signature design styles of various architects, including Lilian J. Rice and the Holcombe Homes. “We are delighted with the reaction from members and home owners who have shown so much enthusiasm to participate in this year’s home tour,” said Peggy Brooks, vice president of RSFHS. The tour will be co-partnered by the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society and Women in Architecture, Palomar Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, who will provide architectural commentary and details on all the tour homes, emphasizing the importance of historic restoration. Advance registration for the event is expected to begin later this month. For more information on the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, visit www. rsfhs.org.

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News of the Weird Dreams Really Do Come True A janitor at Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, may have hit the jackpot on April 26 when he discovered $325,000 worth of gold bars in a garbage bin. Investigators told The Korea Times they believe two men were transporting the gold, wrapped in newspapers, from Hong Kong to Japan, and threw away the stash for fear of being searched by customs agents. If the owner doesn't make a claim in six months, the janitor will get the gold, thanks to South Korea's "finders-keepers" law. However, if the treasure is found to be linked to criminal activity, the janitor will not be entitled to any of it. [The Korea Times, 4/30/2018] High Times A Florida Highway Patrol trooper arrived at the scene of a crash in Orlando on April 29 to find Scott Ecklund, 32, uninjured but highly agitated. Trooper Glaudson Curado arrested Ecklund after Ecklund helpfully told the trooper he could get more meth than had been found in the search of Ecklund's wrecked Chevy Impala if the trooper would allow him to leave the scene. "Mr. Ecklund was making no sense during our conversation," Curado wrote in his report, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Ecklund, who was arrested earlier in April for crashing a truck into a house and claiming to be an FBI agent as he brandished an assault rifle, was charged with meth possession and driving with a suspended license and taken to the Orange County Jail. [Orlando Sentinel, 4/30/2018] Indecent Exposure Neighbors of the "Pooperintendent," a New Jersey school superintendent nabbed for repeatedly defecating on a high school running track, were nonplussed by the news. Thomas Tramaglini, 42, superintendent of schools in nearby Kenilworth, was charged April 30 in Holmdel, New Jersey, Municipal Court for defecating in public, lewdness and littering after being caught on surveillance video relieving himself on a daily basis during his run at the Holmdel High School track. The track is about 3 miles from Tramaglini's home in Aberdeen. But neighbors told NJ.com that Tramaglini always struck them as a nice guy -- "Except for pooping on the field," one added. Another dismissed all the attention: "If he wasn't a super, this wouldn't even be news." [NJ.com, 5/4/2018] Awesome! The Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art museum in Paris, has made a name for itself by granting special visiting hours to nudists. On May 5, Reuters reported, naturists were invited to tour an exhibit, with about 160 attendees taking advantage


T he R ancho S anta F e News of the sans-clothing event. Paris is seeing an increase in naturist events, according to Julien Claude-Penegry, communications director of the Paris Naturists Association. "The naturists' way of life is to be naked. Naturists are pushing past barriers, taboos or mentalities that were obstructive," he said. Next up for French nudists: a clubbing night later this year. [Reuters, 5/5/2018] Questionable Judgment Angelique Sanchez, 26, of Denver was asked to provide a urine sample for a prospective employer on May 3, so, of course, she stopped off at a 7-Eleven store in Aurora to apply the final touch: She put the urine-filled bottle in a microwave and turned it on, whereupon the sample blew up. A 7-Eleven clerk, who observed a "yellow liquid ... and the smell was unquestionably urine" dripping from the microwave, confronted Sanchez, who wiped the liquid out of the microwave and onto the floor, then walked out. KUSA TV reported that police caught up with her at a nearby clinic and issued a summons for damaged property. Medical expert Comilla Sasson guessed that Sanchez was trying to restore the sample to body temperature. [KUSA, 5/4/2018] Ooohhhh-kkkaaaayyy Visitors to New York's Fort Ticonderoga were in for a special treat as locks of hair from Revolutionary War general turned traitor Benedict Arnold and his first wife, Margaret, were put on display during the season's opening weekend of May 5-6. Curator Matthew Keagle told The Associated Press Arnold's hair was recently rediscovered in the museum's collections and had been preserved by the family. The private historical site obtained the hair in the 1950s. Saving a lock of a deceased family member's hair was a common practice during the 1700s. Arnold helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British during the opening weeks of the Revolutionary War. [Associated Press, 5/2/2018] Weird Cliche Drivers along I-70 outside of Indianapolis thought it was raining money for them May 2 as $600,000 in cash tumbled out the back doors of a Brinks truck and onto the highway, the Indianapolis Star reported. State police spokesman Sgt. John Perrine said an undetermined amount of cash has not been accounted for, as "people were jumping over fences and crawling on the ground" to pick up loose bills flying around. In a tweet, he warned: "Finding a large sum of money is no different than other property. If a brand-new car fell off a semi, would the 1st person to find it get to keep it? It belongs to someone else." [Indianapolis Star, 5/2/2018] That's One Way to Do It When Leroy Mason, 68, of Barton, Vermont, takes care of a problem, he doesn't do things halfway. On April 30, as his smoke detector TURN TO WEIRD ON 21

Sweet things happening at this year’s fair By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Although the 2018 San Diego County Fair theme is “How Sweet It Is,” the man best known for cooking sugar-coated confections in hot oil is keeping it simple and savory this year. Charles Boghosian, aka Chicken Charlie, is deep frying filet mignon that’s been marinated in his secret sauce. But the gastronomic genius hasn’t abandoned culinary creativity. His other offerings include a cotton candy ice cream sandwich, with spun sugar replacing the outside cookies, and a ramen burrito stuffed with noodles tossed in Maui and sriracha sauce, Funyuns, scallions and grilled Maui chicken. Boghosian is also serving chocolate pasta — fettucine made with cocoa powder, tossed with Nutella and chocolate fudge and topped with strawberries, whipped cream and mint. Those and other fair foods and libations were revealed at a May 16 press conference that also provided a sneak peak of some of the nonfood offerings during this year’s fair, which opens at 4 p.m. June 1 and runs through July 4. The nightly concert series features Sugarland, Capital Cities, Kansas, Hanson and Barenaked Ladies, to

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MainStreet Oceanside, Visit Oceanside and the city of Oceanside’s Economic Development Department is bringing back the volunteer-driven Downtown Ambassador Program, set to continue through Sept. 1. New volunteers must attend the mandatory training at 6 p.m. May 29. Applicants

name a few. Comedians include Larry the Cable Guy and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. There will be exhibits and activities such as bubble gum blowing contests, cake decorating, jelly bean tasting at Bean Boozled and samples from a chocolate fountain. Gospel music, wine, beer, Asian and Mariachi festivals are also planned. Four Cocoa Cabana speakeasies with passwords that change daily (just ask around) will be serving Made in San Diego from Ballast Point Brewing and candy-infused cocktails. Must-haves for those who make it inside are the avocado toast and a cabana-rita, served in a mango-sugar rimmed glass and made with freshsqueezed orange and lime juice, Don Julio reposado tequila and Disaronno Amaretto. Venissimo Cheese is celebrating American cheeses such as a Point Reyes Blue and Cypress Grove Midnight Moon from Northern California. Sweet Cheeks Baking Company, a “Cupcake Wars” competitor, created mini-unicorn funfetti cupcakes that are 100 percent edible, including the gold horn, and whookies, which are gluten-free whoopie pies made with oatmeal peanut butter cookies, chocolate chunks and an Italian buttercream filling.

are asked to contact Guma- LOOKING AT THE LAGOON A free lecture will ro Escarcega, at (760) 7544512, ext. 102 or Gumaro@ be held on “What’s Hapmainstreetoceanside.com. pening in the San Elijo Lagoon?” from 1 to 3 p.m. May 25. Doug Gibson, exROTARY AUCTION, WINE FEST The Encinitas Rota- ecutive director, San Elijo ry Wine & Food Festival Lagoon Conservancy, will charity event has tickets give an update on all the available now for its 5 to 8 activity occurring in the p.m. June 2 event at the En- lagoon. For more informacinitas Ranch Golf Course. tion, e-mail lifesanelijo@ Attendees can select their gmail.com. charity of choice upon checkout when purchasing CROSSFIT GAMES The top 40 men, 40 their tickets at EncinitasWineFestival.com. The si- women and 30 teams from lent auction is live online. the West Coast and Canada To purchase tickets or visit West Regions will compete the auction, visit Encinitas- in the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games West Regional WineFest.com.

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Pair the latter with a vanilla ice cream shake you can make yourself by peddling a bike with a blender attached to it. Johna Nilson, founder of Vista-based So Rich! Chocolates, is pairing her handmade confections with local craft beers and distilled spirits. Samples include cranberry chipotle toffee with an Irish cream liqueur or Space Juice IPA with pomelo bark. Mike Hess Brewing is once again pouring the official beer of the San Diego County Fair. On tap this year is Tangerine A-Fair, served in a can with a lid that can be completely removed. The Mediterranean’s bacon-and-syrup infused baklava and Tasti Chips’ unicorn burger, made with ghost peppers and fresh cheese curd, are also worth a taste. Pink’s is combining tomatoes, corn and colorful onions to make it look like their unicorn dog is topped with candy. “We’ve taken all the calories out for 26 days,” Tim Fennell, fairgrounds general manager, said. “All that is a recipe for one sweet, sweet fair.” Visit www.sdfair.com for a complete list of concerts, events and daily activities. A variety of discount days, including free Fridays for youngsters under 12, are offered.

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May 25 through May 27 at the Del Mar Arena, 2260 Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Athletes will compete for spots at the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games in Wisconsin, Aug. 1. For more information, contact shelbyhlevy@gmail.com. SEA OF ART AND SCIENCE CAMPS

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Ahhh, another three-day weekend; time for a family BBQ or a quick get-away. But, while we’re all busy having fun, it is important to remember the true meaning of this holiday. It is a day for remembering the men & women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, this holiday originated after the American Civil War to honor soldiers from both sides. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. Many volunteers will place American flags in cemeteries to honor our fallen. Check with your local American Legion, VFW, or scout troop if you would like to participate in this special tribute. Plan your weekend of fun but please be sure to take a moment to honor those who gave all for our freedom to enjoy this weekend.


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Four in running for District 5 supervisor seat By Steve Puterski

REGION — It is a four-person race to fill the seat left by San Diego County Board of Supervisor Bill Horn in District 5. Vying for the seat are republican Mayor Jim Desmond of San Marcos and Oceanside City Councilman Jerry Kern. For the democrats, legislative analyst Michelle Gomez of Oceanside and Jacqueline Arsivaud, chairwoman of the Elfin Forest/Harmony Grove Town Council. If no candidate receives 50 percent plus one of the vote, the top two will run off in the November general election. The primary is June 5 and the district consists of about 620,000 residents. For District 5, though, it will be the first time in 24 years someone other than Horn will represent much of North County. It is the largest district, spanning from Camp Pendleton south to Carlsbad and Rancho Santa Fe, and east through Vista, San Marcos, Valley Center and Borrego Springs. The county faces numerous issues, especially in North County, where housing, economic development and transportation are areas of financial support, improvement and expansion. The Coast News spoke with each candidate about how they would approach each issue to ensure North County remains viable and attractive for residents, businesses and visitors.

Housing There is a housing crisis statewide and in San Diego County it is, perhaps, the most pressing issue facing the region. All four candi-

dates agree more housing must be provided, but each has a different approach. Kern said 80 percent of the county’s growth is internal, meaning residents here are starting families, but local battles against new developments impedes progress. One problem, he noted, is development focuses on highclass housing and not enough units for middle-, low- and lower-income residents. Another problem is those who have housing, don’t want more, Kern said. He said whether it’s infill or out in rural parts of the county, residents continually push back against development. Desmond said the state has calculated the county needs 171,000 units to meet its goal between 2021-28 or those entities will be fined. He said the county must provide housing where infrastructure and transit already exist, such as infill projects. As for more rural projects or those outside infrastructure, Desmond said the board must direct developers to include such measures for their projects. “Housing should go where the infrastructure and transit opportunities exist,” he added. “In the city of San Marcos, we put a lot of housing over by Palomar Stakes, which is by the transit center. Also along the 15 corridor, as long as it provides infrastructure for the community and emergency ingress and egress.” A challenge, though, is the state is squeezing cities and counties with various laws and regulations to address the shortage. Gomez and Arsivaud, meanwhile, said there is against urban sprawl, al-

though Gomez said she is in favor for more granny flats, which would increase property values for existing homes. She said granny flats, along with infill projects near transit centers, are an opportunity for the county to address the problem, before the state begins to muscle everyone into the “same box.” Arsivaud has spent her public service career battling against sprawl and said staying within the principles are laid out in the county’s General Plan is essential to providing more housing and reducing residents’ financial commitment to rent. Currently, she said, 50 percent of San Diegans spend nearly half their income on rent. Large residential developments in the unincorporated parts of the county are shortsighted due to a lack of police and fire services, plus damage to habitat. “The current direction of the board is promoting sprawl,” Arsivaud said. “It’s not near infrastructure and transit and there are wildfire issues.”

Development, marijuana North County has a robust and thriving economy with sectors such as bio-technology, technology, manufacturing, brewing and leisure in the forefront. For each candidate, though, business can only grow as much as housing allows, which is why housing is one of the most pressing issues. They all see the need for improving freeways, with Arsivaud and Gomez stumping for more mass and public transit. Kern and Desmond, meanwhile, are focused on capacity on freeways and

bolstering the coastal train corridor to meet future rail needs. Bigger corporations, however, are balking at investing in the area due to the housing shortage, Gomez said. Kern noted business is booming in Oceanside, as the city boasts a 2 percent vacancy rate. However, out east in the rural area of the district, farmers are struggling he said. Kern said a possibility, and something the supervisors should revisit, is lifting the ban on recreational marijuana cultivation. Gomez and Arsivaud agree, but believe dispensaries should be in the mix as another revenue stream for the county. Currently, the city of San Diego is the only municipality to legalize recreational marijuana in the county. Kern, who has voted against recreational marijuana, said Oceanside has approved cultivation in specific zones, but with farmers, it reduces water usage and adds another cash crop since avocado production is struggling. Desmond, though, is not open to dispensaries as San Marcos has banned all recreational uses and cultivation. Still, he said he is open to a discussion about cultivation uses as long as properties are secured, closed and ventilated and not grown wild in rural areas. However, Desmond is “adamantly against” retail sales. Gomez, meanwhile, said it is another opportunity to crush the black market and provide safe avenues for businesses to grow and residents to purchase the drug. In addition, she said lobbying a California bank to accept

tax revenue would be another step in the right direction, as currently no bank, whether federally insured or not, accepts marijuana revenue. “It’s a revenue stream,” Gomez said. “It would be a mistake to not embrace. It would vastly decrease the black market and would be safer and regulated.”

Transportation Traffic along Interstates 5 and 15 plus Highways 76 and 78 is a constant issue within the district. Generating a consistent means of travel also separates the candidates. Arsivaud and Gomez said alternative forms of transport, such as more public and mass transit options, are a must. Arsivaud said the next supervisor must have a long-term vision for traffic and transportation other than widening freeways. She said approaching the issue must use a different method of thinking in addressing the needs of commuters. Convincing people who use single occupancy vehicles is a challenge, but investments in mass transit and pilot studies would alleviate those concerns, in addition to smart freeway technology. Arsivaud criticized Desmond, who is the chairman of transportation committee with the San Diego Association of Governments, for falling short in addressing the issues. Desmond, though, said infrastructure is his top priority. It ties back housing, development and many other issues with in the district and county. He brushed off Arsivaud’s criticism, saying transit

is in place with the Sprinter and Coaster lines. However, the problem, Desmond added, is mass transit is heavily subsidized. He also said he’s secured a $7 million for an environmental report for HOV lanes from Twin Oaks Road to connect to I-15. Another issue is Senate Bill 1, or the gas tax, which only 20 percent of the revenue is directed to transportation, with the remaining 80 percent funneled into the state’s General Fund. He said adding capacity to the freeways is critical to alleviate traffic, while work in Carlsbad to expand the rail lines at Poinsettia Station will help reduce train congestion. Gomez, like Arsivaud, also believes in public and mass transit, but said more frequency is key to increasing ridership, which has declined, Gomez said. Adding routes would reduce wait times, thus allowing more people to engage with those options. Kern, whose city has the third biggest train station in Southern California, said he was against Measure A in 2016 because the sales tax would not be invested in North County. The issue with mass transit is the “first and last mile,” he said. He also said the frequency is a problem with train service. But, he circled back to the first and last mile issue. “How do you get from your house to the train station and how do you get from the train station to your job?” he asked. “How do you cover that gap? The cost per passenger per miles is probably closer to $15. You’re not recovering the cost.”

Meet the District 5 candidates JACQUELINE ARSIVAUD




Current occupation: Chair, Eflin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council Chair Work experience: Tech industry executive and entrepreneur. Public service: Eflin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council Chairperson (2005-present); President of Friends of the Creek (2007-12). Endorsements: Pam Slater-Price, former chairp of San Diego County Board of Supervisors; Jerry Harmon, former Escondido mayor; Chris Cassapais, Sr. Director, Qualcomm. Education: Institut Supérieur de Gestio; master’s, Institut d'Etudes Politiques (1981)

Current occupation: Mayor, City of San Marco (2006-present); Captain,Delta Airlines Work experience: Captain, Delta Airlines; U.S. Navy Public service: Mayor, City of San Marco (2006-present); City Councilman, 2004-06. Endorsements: Four of five current County Supervisors; former San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, former U.S. Congressman Brian Bilbray. Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, San Diego State University

Current occupation: Legislative analyst Work experience: Legislative analyst; paralegal in civil and employee law; property management Public service: San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Endorsements: San Diego Democratic Party; Democratic Club of Carlsbad Oceanside; Cori Schumacher, Carlsbad City Councilwoman.

Current occupation: Oceanside City Council (2006-present) Work experience: Retired school teacher; co-founder of Pacific View Charter School; U.S. Air Force Public Service: Oceanside City Council (2006-present); former president of Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Endorsements: State Sen. Pat Bates, Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, Assemblyman Randy Voepel. Education: B.S. business administration, San Diego State University

For more about Arsivaud’s campaign and endorsements, visit jacquelinefor2018.com

For more about Desmond’s campaign and endorsements, visit desmondforsupervisor. com

For more about Gomez’s campaign and endorsements, visit michelleforsupervisor.com

For more about Kern’s campaign and endorsements, visit kernforsupervisor.com



MAY 25, 2018


REGION — As Father’s Day approaches many will be spending time with their dads, but not Miles Himmel. However, that doesn’t mean the 26-year-old son of the late Larry Himmel, a popular San Diego news anchor, won’t be thinking about his dad on June 17. After all, there’s a wellknown foundation created in his dad’s name: The Larry Himmel Foundation. It was founded in 2015, a year after he died at age 65 from pancreatic cancer. “My dad was a gifted humorist and storyteller who had a special connection with the San Diego community,” said Miles Himmel, who works at KFMB Radio and TV based in Kearney Mesa as a producer and on-air host for AM 760, the same place where Larry started his career on the radio 30 years ago. “It’s the same building, the same hallways, a place where I grew up,” Miles Himmel said. “They named the newsroom after him which was great. I can really feel his presence when I am there, and I feel at peace there.”

Foundation begins Speaking of the foundation, its mission is to provide support and resources to deserving organizations and individuals in the spirit of Larry Himmel’s connection with the communities and people of San Diego. The older Himmel had his own evening news show in the 1980s in San Diego when it was a “sleepy beach town.” According to Miles Himmel: “Larry loved everyone, and everyone loved Larry! Larry may have summarized his legacy best when he said, “My purpose is to make people feel better about the place they call home.” In life, his father had an enormous impact on the people throughout the community and in his memory, the Larry Himmel Neighborhood Foundation allows his impact to grow even stronger, Miles Himmel said. He remembers his dad with great fondness, as well as sadness: “Everyone got to see my dad’s humor on display every night during the news, but the thing I remember most about him was how he was always there for me. Despite his busy schedule, he never missed a sporting event I played in. He was always there for me and that meant so much. “I think what made him so special to San Diego, was that he was able to connect with everyone. He cared about people who felt like the news didn’t care about them. He wanted to share people’s stories from Jamul to Julian and everywhere else,” he said. The foundation started when one of the board members who worked with Larry Himmel said some-

Miles Himmel works at KFMB Radio and TV based in Kearney Mesa as a producer and on-air host for AM 760, the same place where Larry Himmel started his career on radio 30 years ago. Photo by Shana Thompson

thing needed to be done to remember him. “I had no clue what we could do, but then we came up with the idea for the charity,” Miles Himmel said. But the Larry Himmel Foundation is not your typical foundation, it’s a little different and stands out from the rest. “I think what makes our foundation so unique is the different groups and individuals we help. People will ask us, ‘Well what does your group focus on?’ and we tell them, ‘Everyone.’ Our motto is what Larry’s motto was, ‘To make people feel better about the place they call home.’ We then go out and help people from all different walks of life. We are able to have great flexibility with who we help,” he said. The foundation does various events during the year, but Miles Himmel has his favorites. “My two favorite events that we do every year are the, ‘back-to-school’ haircut drive where we invite kids from all over the county to the California Barber & Beauty College,” he said. “They get free haircuts and a bunch of school supplies including backpacks, binders and other necessities. The Padres donate tickets along with the local theme

parks and it makes it a truly wonderful event. “Last year, over 250 kids got their haircut in a four-hour period. The other event is our Christmas event at Interfaith Community Services. It’s a two-week event where the first week, Santa goes up and meets with the kids’ part of the homeless shelter in Escondido. They sit on his lap and tell them what they want for Christmas. The following week Santa comes back with gifts and the kids get to open them. It’s truly a great way to end the year!” While the foundation has many volunteers and a board, Miles Himmel pays close attention to what’s going on with it. “I’m an only child, but my girlfriend of five years helps out a lot and my mom volunteers her time,” he said. “A lot of our board worked with Larry as well, so it truly is a family affair.” Recently, the foundation was at Jerabek Elementary School in Scripps Ranch. A parent reached out and told the Foundation that the teachers’ lounge at Jerabek was in pretty bad shape. So, it partnered with Jerome’s Furniture to help upgrade the lounge for Teachers Appreciation Day. “We had about 100 kids come in and thank their

teachers as they were given two new dining room tables, a couch, refrigerator, microwave and other appliances,” he said. “The thing we like to do with the foundation is get hands on. My dad was out there helping people and that’s what we like to do. We aren’t huge on giving a check and just letting the money go wherever. We want to help out.”

Miles Himmel reflects on his dad, Larry, and the foundation that bears his name

Future foundation As for what lies ahead for the Larry Himmel Foundation, Miles Himmel said the two big events — the haircut event and Santa event — are already in the planning stages, but he has additional plans. “My biggest goal with the foundation is I want to help someone who’s never heard of my dad, then go look him up and say, ‘Man that Larry Himmel seemed like a good guy.’ My goal selfishly is to keep his memory here in San Diego for many many years,” he said. “When I hear people I don’t know talk about my dad, it’s really moving, and it makes me happy.” A newer aspect brought to the foundation is giving out the “Larry Himmel Good Neighbor Award.” “Everyone in San Diego is part of Larry Himmel's Neighborhood,” Miles Himmel said. “We ask the community to nominate someone who’s been a good neighbor. We had an event recently on Saturday in Pacific Beach and one in Escondido in June.” Regardless of the events and the foundation itself, it all comes down to his dad. And when Miles Himmel thinks about him, he said the thing he remembers most is his smile. “He was able to walk

into a room, immediately make people feel better and want to hang out with him,” he said. And what would Larry Himmel have to say about a foundation in his name? “I wonder about this often,” Miles Himmel said. “He would probably think that it shouldn’t be done, that he was just a regular guy. The last few months of his life as he suffered from pancreatic cancer, the outpouring of people coming to see him was amazing. I think at the end he realized how beloved he really was here in San Diego. Our home turned into a hotel with everyone wanting to come visit and pay their respects.” Putting it all in perspective, Miles Himmel said he also remembers when the family lost their Del Sur home in the 2008 due to the wildfires. Devastating yes, but the house and the things that went up in flames can be replaced, he said. People like Larry Himmel, he said, can’t be. “I’ve had two tragedies on my life, and remember the fire and my dad being there,” he said. “I never really think about it, but I do think about the last few days of my dad’s life and his suffering and when he took his last breath. I think about him every day and I miss him every day.”

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cently that our local watershed needed more quail. He reads a lot and vets his sources, so I don’t argue with him. He then ordered the quail eggs from a poultry farm and they are now nestled atop my hand-picked granite counter top. The upstairs bathroom is now home to an incubator he built from Styrofoam and heat lamps, and houses about 18 tiny, brown-speckled quail eggs. It will take about another 10 days to hatch them and during that time each egg requires hand-turning twice a day. That chore fell to me for two days and, of course, I forgot one afternoon. I am stricken that I may be the cause of multiple quail failures to hatch. I really hope not. Once they hatch, they

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A Mixed Media show, “Inside Out,” by artist Tena MAY 25 Navarette will run through GUITAR ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT June 26 at the Encinitas LiThe Encinitas Guitar brary Gallery, 540 Cornish Orchestra will be in concert Drive, Encinitas. at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour, Encinitas. For MAY 30 more information, includ- NOON MUSIC ing upcoming summer guiWe d n e s d a y s @ N o o n tar workshops, visit the Concert presents Quartet encinitasguitarorchestra. Nouveau in a free concert com and or contact Peter at noon May 30 at the EnciPupping at Guitar Sounds, nitas Library, 540 Cornish (760) 815-5616 or peter@ Drive. Details at Enciniguitarsounds.com. tasca.gov/WedNoon or call (760) 633-2746.

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part of this massive country of 3 million square miles. Quantity took charge in the rush for red gold in America, and the result was boom and bust with wine quality going from bad to worse. Winemakers in Australia are picking themselves up off the floor as time has taught them that appellations like Napa Valley in America got it right and when you now meet a David Townsend from Langmeil who talks proudly of his Barossa Valley, there is hope for Australia. Let’s turn the clock back to a time of great sophistication in the making of wine in the south Australian vineyards, made predominantly by winemakers who carefully constructed the French “Hermitage” Bordeaux style. Penfolds Grange was first made commercially in 1952 by winemaker Max Schubert, who was ridiculed in the early years. But after the aging process kicked in and critics again tasted his “Grange,” he won great respect and his 1990 vintage won Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year.” Penfolds Grange also carries a Bin # referring to its storage location in Penfolds cellars while aging. Made in 1951, the first “Grange,” sold in 1952, was Bin 1. The current vintage, 2013 is Bin 95 and the price I found is now $699. In case you are curious and who isn’t, the price I found for the first harvest of 1951 reported to be sold at auction in 2004, was $50,000. Australian dollars. Visit northcountywinecompany.com and penfolds. com.

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must sift through some 200-plus wine themed emails daily as this fabled libation grows in stature and civility. I am privileged to be a part of the unfolding story. A team of brothers, Jim and Bill Tobin, own and operate North County Wine Company for several years now in San Marcos and weekly they preview wine brands that come from a road less traveled without huge production quotas. The Wine of the Week and several events weekly involve cost-effective value while guests taste before they commit to a bottle. I look forward to their ideas and visit when I can. When the announcement came in on a “special two night Australian wine tasting from a storied, historic property, Langmeil in the Barossa Valley in the south of Australia,” well I knew I had to attend and meet the rep, David Townsend. Four brands were tasted, all reds, except for one, a Shiraz with a bit of Vognier blend vintage 2015 for $14.97 called “Hanging Snakes.” No wine was over $20. Shiraz is of course densely red Syrah here in the states, no difference. Viognier is that tropical complex white wine that I could spend a weekend with as summer arrives. Townsend likened Barossa Valley, just above the city of Adelaide, to Napa Valley. “We have our flatland like Carneros in Napa, just above San Francisco. We have our fertile hills on either side like Napa has its Yountville and Rutherford. Then further north, the mountains similar to Howell and Diamond Mountain in Napa. Temperatures and soil conditions are remarkably similar! There is a fragrantly fruity acidic flavor, a new world taste similar to California wines.” It wasn’t so far back, 2001, when Australian wines rode into America with a tsunami of “critter” wines led by the upstart Shiraz brand called Yellow Tail, with a goal of selling some 25,000 cases, with an easy-on-the budget under $10 price. By 2012, it was the largest selling imported wine in the U.S. The yellow kangaroo had surpassed 2 million cases. As the noted wine author Karen McNeil explained, “Yellow Tail somehow captured a craving for the uncomplicated. It was easy to understand and ushered in a whole new wave of wine consumers.” Australia was undisciplined in its selection of grapes for wine. Winemakers could choose from any








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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.”

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Get tickets now for the California State University San Marcos’ annual blacktie gala, 6 to 11 p.m., June 2 at California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. Proceeds from the event support student scholarships. Tickets are $250 per person at csusm.edu/ gala/tickets.html. For more information, visit csusm. edu/gala/.

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The Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance is seeking help for a Volunteer Work Party from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 26 at Pacific View, 390 West F St., Encinitas, rehabbing the buildings and remodeling the landscape. Bring work gloves and closedtoe shoes. For details, visit eacea.org.

cess of changing out some of its displays. One change is creating a nursery in the guest room or Bride’s room and is requesting either the donation or loan of a full-size antique crib. The loan would be for about six months. If you are interested in donating or loaning such a crib, call (760) 630-0444 or contact vhm67@1882.sdcoxmail.com. TROPICAL PLANT SALE

Visit the Palm, Cycad, Bamboo and Tropical Plant Sale at the San Diego Botanic Garden from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 26 at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Free with paid admission SEEKING ANTIQUE CRIB The Vista Historical to park or membership. For PATRIOTIC LUNCH The Gloria McClellan Museum, 2317 Old Foothill more information, visit sdbCenter will hold a “Memo- Drive, Vista, is in the pro- garden.org/plantsales-tropi-

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 .

3060 Industry St., Suite 108, Oceanside. Cost is $25 cash for 20 minutes of pool time NEW HALL OF FAMERS The Vista Historical with your dog (usually $45). Society will hold its annu- Make a reservation at (760) al induction of members in 721-1364 its Hall of Fame at 11:30 a.m. May 26 at Vista Valley MAY 28 Country Club, 29354 Vista SALUTE TO MEMORIAL DAY Valley Drive, Vista. Make The city of Solana reservations by calling Beach & Veterans of For(760) 630-0444. eign Wars Post 5431 invite the community to the 2018 Memorial Day Ceremony at MAY 27 11 a.m. May 28 at the VetBIBLE SUMMER You can sign up now erans Honor Courtyard, La for St. Andrew’s Episco- Colonia Community Park pal Church’s Vacation Bi- 715 Valley Ave., Solana ble School, for pre-school Beach. The day will include through fifth-grade from Camp Pendleton Young Ma9 a.m. to noon June 25 rines Color Guard, Santa through June 29 at St. An- Fe Christian School Band , drew’s Episcopal Church, doves and dignitaries. For 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas. more information, call (858) Register at standrewsepis- 720-2453. copal.org.

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“I am honored and deeply grateful to my president and I am looking forward to working with him to make California great again,” Cox said. “Like the president, I'm a businessman who knows how to get things done. We're going to secure the border, empower California small businesses, lower taxes and make our state affordable for everyone.” Allen, who holds strong support from the Republican Party’s conservative wing, has criticized Cox for voting for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson over Trump in 2016. Cox said at a recent debate that he regrets the decision. “I wasn't sure he’s a conservative. I am now, he’s a conservative,” Cox said.


Register now for Teen and Adult Ballet classes starting June 4 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Level I (beginning) for age 13+, Level II (intermediate) a mixed level I-II class and a “Just Barre” class. For more information, visit EncinitasRecReg or call (760) 943-2260. FRIENDS AND FAITH

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities will play Bocce Ball and dine at Vista Elk’s Club, Vista May 29. Reservations are necessary: (858) 674-4323.

The city of Carlsbad is bringing back Flicks at the Fountain starting the first Thursday in July and running for six Thursday nights. The family-friendly movies under the stars needs your help to select MAY 31 this year’s films. Vote for LEADERSHIP LESSONS your favorite movie at carlsFrom 7 to 9 p.m. May bad-v i l lage.com / events / 31, 25 students from Sage vote-for-movies. Creek and Carlsbad High Schools will team with lo‘TEENS, JEANS AND DREAMS’ cal leaders for “Learning Time to make plans to Lead, spearheaded by for the “Teens, Jeans and the Carlsbad Educational Dreams” team penning Foundation’s Student Leadevent to benefit foster teens, ership Council, at the Dove sponsored by the Friends Library, 1775 Dove Lane, of SanPaqual Academy at Carlsbad.

Pet of the Week Our Maggie is a quiet 7-year-old domestic medium-hair blend who can usually be found regally surveying her surroundings from a high perch. She’s graceful and loving, as any monarch should be. She has one crinkled ear that we think adds lots of character to her look – she’s a royal trend setter. Does your castle need a queen? Maggie is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. Her adoption fee is $82. And she 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 Monday through Thursday from noon to 6

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nterstates are for getting there as fast as possible. But if you’ve a bit of time to spare, there is plenty to see not far off these well-traveled, wide ribbons of concrete. That’s the premise of Rick Quinn’s ju s t- p ub lished “Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips.” The author/ photographer has organized the guide using Arizona’s Interstates 10 (east-west) and 17 (north-south), and New Mexico’s Interstates 40 (east-west) and 25 (northsouth) as entry and exit points for side trips. “My goal was to identify 25 alternative routes — scenic detours that begin and end at interstates — that can turn a boring speed run into a memorable road trip without adding very much time,” explained Quinn, a native Arizonan

and retired senior post office executive who resides in Phoenix. To put the book together, “I drove 11,000 miles, took 7,000 photos, took copious notes and researched for 18 months.” The result, published by RoadTrip America, is a solid tome with more than 300 full-color photos. There also are 26 custom, highly detailed, easy-to-read maps that designate not only towns and roads but sights; historic monuments; land forms; preserves; and national parks, forests and wilderness areas. The maps also include restaurants that serve the unusual, like green-chile and pinon apple pies in Pie Town, New Mexico; lesser-known-but-spectacular attractions like southeast Arizona’s Kartchner Caverns; and oddities like the Cold War-era intercontinental ballistic missile still buried deep in the earth just 20 minutes south of Tucson. (Don’t worry; it’s decommissioned.) Quinn’s educational training is in archeology, but one thing led to another and he eventually spent 35 years with the United States Postal Service. His love for photography dates back several decades to a

Author/photographer Rick Quinn stands in front of Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing near Sedona, Arizona. “Try to focus on the journey rather than the destination,” he advises. “Don’t miss opportunities to get off-route.” He drove 11,000 miles, took 7,000 photos and researched for 18 months to put together RoadTrip America’s “Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips.” Courtesy photos

time when he was living and working in Washington, D.C. “I would get up early to photograph the city,” he said. “D.C. is such a beautiful place.” The author has logged many thousands of miles throughout North and South America, both in his early years and more recently during retirement. And his training in archeology has

propelled his love for the Southwest’s canyons, mesas, mountains, cliff dwellings and pueblos. “Rather than retire and kicking back and playing golf, I’m doing the things I wanted to do when I was younger,” Quinn said. “(Retirement) can be the absolute best years of your life.” And while you’re at it, try challenging yourself

to explore areas that you might not otherwise visit, and that can be rewarding. “If you stick to your comfort zone, that’s not necessarily the best way to lead life,” Quinn said. The author also is a regular contributor to RoadTrip America (http:// w w w. r o a d t r i p a m e r i c a . com), a website that “offers advice, inspiration, resources, and camaraderie to all

those who hear the call of the open road.” “When you fly somewhere, it’s like the space in between doesn’t exist,” Quinn said. “Road trips are far and away the best way to see the world.” To see more of Quinn’s exquisite photos, visit www.rcquinn.com. Want to share an adventure? Email me at eondash@ coastnewsgroup.com.

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Internet and 6 other essentials for your smart home With so many devices and home automation available these days, turning your house into a smart home is easier than you might think. But, there are some things to keep in mind when deciding which devices are essential – and what kind of internet service you’ll need to maximize your smart home experience. 1. A HOME SPEAKER that doubles as a virtual assistant. Current models can answer questions, turn on lights, play video, access virtual assistants like Siri or Alexa, share weather and news updates, act as a timer, and play music on demand. Some models even help you shop online. 2. HOME CAMERAS. The latest in home monitoring such as Cox Homelife’s security and automation features allow for remote live video viewing from your smartphone, video recording and customizable notifications. 3. SMART LIGHTS. Replace existing light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs that can be controlled remotely with a few taps on your smartphone or tablet. And, now you don’t have to leave the porch or living room lights on all day when

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you know you’ll be home after dark. Cox Homelife has an automation feature to turn indoor and outdoor lights on and off from your smartphone, bringing you (and your pet) peace of mind while you’re away from home, as well as saving energy and money. 4. SMART LOCKS. Can’t remember if you locked your front door before you left the house? Or maybe you need to unlock it for a family member while you’re at work? Smart lock

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How knowing your testosterone levels can change your life CARLSBAD — “I have a good job and a great family. On the surface everything is fine. So why do I feel like I am ghost-walking through life?” It’s a common story, one Dr. Evan Miller knows all too well. The idea for Gameday Men’s Health was born out of Miller’s desire to bring to light an issue that so many men face as well as to offer a simple solution. Miller, a health care entrepreneur, had been looking for a career change. He had spent the last five years building Akua Behavioral Health, an addiction treatment facility in Orange County. The facility grew massively over the years and Miller and his staff were able to successfully treat many patients. But he was starting to burn out. “I just didn’t have the same passion,” he said. “People don’t tend to get sober between 9 and 5. I was feeling burnt out, like I was just putting out fires.”



blared yet again, Mason aimed his 20-gauge shotgun at the cursed piece of electronics and fired twice. Unfortunately, the shots also hit the adjoining wall of an occupied apartment. Fire and EMS crews called to the scene had been before, according to a Vermont State Police news release quoted by Boston25 News, as “Mr. Mason has complained in the past about frequent false alarms ... and was up-

In both his personal and professional life, Miller had been encountering men often in their mid-30s to early 40s, who seemed unengaged in their lives and seemed to just accept it. “So many men would say, ‘I feel like the light switch was turned off,’” he said. “And when I learned that one in three men over 40 have low testosterone levels, I knew how I could help.” Gameday Men’s Health offers simple testing of testosterone levels and uses a medically supervised approach to get men back in the optimal range. “We make testosterone health the central feature of overall health and goals,” Miller said. “We do the testing and if someone comes back with low levels we come up with treatment plan to get them where they need to be. And it’s like the light switch gets turned back on — it’s that simple.” What Miller has created is a man cave of sorts, a

facility with a vibe and energy designed to make men feel comfortable. “These are issues nobody is talking about and they affect 30 percent of men,” he said. “I wanted to have a place where men could come, without shame and without their heads down and get help. We want to educate them and alleviate their symptoms and get back to loving their lives.” Miller wants men to know that low testosterone levels don’t make them less of a man. He says society offers too little guidance to men and they often feel forced to accept their fate that their life just isn’t what it used to be. “What we can do is help them get their energy back, and get them more engaged in their lives again with simple testosterone replacement therapy,” he said. “It’s amazing the difference it can make in their lives. We can help them get their sex drive back on track, their

energy levels up. They sleep better. All around they see drastic improvement in their lives. Recognizing that time is one major roadblock to men taking the time to practice self-care, Gameday Men’s Health offers a quick consultation and a treatment plan that doesn’t involve spending hours at a doctor’s office. “Once we have your treatment plan in place, it’s easy to maintain,” Miller said. “You can even have your prescription mailed to you each month. It’s that easy.” To schedule a FREE consultation to find out about your testosterone levels and to learn more about hormone replacement therapy, visit www.gamedaymenshealth.com or call (858) 252-9202. They are located at 2753 Jefferson St, Suite 204 in Carlsbad.

more angry than scared when a police officer drew a gun on him March 16, mistakenly thinking Arreola had stolen a roll of Mentos, which retails for $1.19. A security camera at an Orange County service station captured the incident, showing Arreola placing the Mentos on the counter along with a $20 bill. As he waited for his change, Arreola put the mints in his pocket, which is when an off-duty officer behind Smooth Reactions Jose Arreola, 49, of him pulled a gun out of the Definition of Insanity April 11 was a great day Bellflower, California, was pocket of his hoody and or-

dered him to put the mints back on the counter. When the clerk confirmed Arreola had paid, the officer said, “My apologies.” “It was traumatic, the whole incident,” Arreola told the Orange County Register. “Are you seriously pulling a gun out over a pack of Mentos?” [Orange County Register, 5/4/2018]

Honda Civic hanging from a rope under the Millwood Overpass Bridge, missing its windows, windshield and engine. Originally officials thought the burnedout car might be part of a movie shoot, but further research didn’t turn up any authorized filming in Toronto. “I’ve never seen anything like that before,” a passing cyclist told CTV News. “This is hilarious.” However, officers warned that if caught, the culprits could face charges. [CTV News, 5/2/2018]

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“I needed to find a new way to help as many people as I could,” he added. “And it always came back to helping men.” At his wife’s insistence, Miller took six months off and the newlyweds moved to Oahu for about a year. He took his time to reflect set that fire crews would not relocate the detector. Mr. Mason took it upon himself to relocate the smoke detector ...” When first responders relieved him of his shotgun, Mason rearmed himself with a Colt .45 handgun and demanded his shotgun back. Mason was finally subdued and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and reckless endangerment. [Boston25 News, 5/3/2018]

on his next move. He was searching for a way he could have a great impact and help men. “I wanted to find something simple, that was quick and easy and had a great impact on men’s lives,” he said. “Testosterone replacement just kept coming up.” for Markiko Sonnie Lewis of Maple Heights, Ohio -- he got out of jail! Lewis, 40, served time in state prison for robbing a Cleveland Key Bank branch in November 2015. To celebrate, he returned to the same bank on April 12 and robbed it again, according to WIOI, taking about $1,000. Lewis was indicted on May 1 with one count of bank robbery. [WIOI, 5/2/2018]

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