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NOV. 8, 2019
Winslow pleads guilty to avoid 2nd rape trial By City News Service
‘MISSING LYNX’ CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES A wildlife cam captures an image of a mountain lion on Escondido Creek Conservancy’s wildlife preserve. The Conservancy has kicked off a campaign that would establish permanently protected wildlife corridors in North County, so wildlife can move freely between preserved areas. The group is seeking public support to protect these corridors, which would help reduce conflicts with human activities. Story on Page 5. Courtesy photo
New branch manager at RSF Library comes full circle By Jemma Samala
RANCHO SANTA FE — Kathy Jung began her library-centered career as a library technician, working part-time at the Rancho Santa Fe Branch Library in 2008. Fast forward 11 years later, and Jung returns to the library as a full-time branch manager, a newly created position. Along the way, Jung has brought her own energetic spirit to a number of county library branches, including 4S Ranch, Des-
canso, Bonita, Cardiff, San Marcos, and most recently Fallbrook. The variety of locations that she has experienced throughout the county is reflective of her diverse and adventurous background. Jung was raised in Texas, where she attended the University of Texas at Austin for a business degree with an emphasis on information systems — a big help when dealing with the number of topics and books she now works with on a daily
basis. She and her husband moved to San Diego, and she began working import/ export in Australia. But her love of books and information led Jung to her currant career, and she was able to obtain her master’s degree in library science from San Jose State in 2012, receiving an Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush Librarians for Diverse Communities grant. Outside the library, KATHY JUNG, who started her library career in 2008 in RSF, TURN TO LIBRARY ON 18
poses in the library’s travel section, fitting for the devoted traveler who has visited 91 countries. Photo by Jemma Samala
REGION — On the eve of his second rape trial, exNFL player Kellen Winslow II pleaded guilty Nov. 4 to rape of an unconscious victim and felony sexual battery charges. He faces up to 18 years in state prison. Winslow, 36, was convicted in June of forcible rape and misdemeanor indecent exposure and lewd conduct counts involving three women, but jurors deadlocked on other charges stemming from the rape of a 54-year-old hitchhiker — Jane Doe 1 — in Encinitas last year, as well as the 2003 rape of a 17-year-old girl — Jane Doe 4 — at a Scripps Ranch house party. Appearing Monday before a judge at the Vista courthouse, where opening statements were scheduled to be delivered in his retrial, the son of former San Diego Chargers legend Kellen Winslow pleaded guilty to a rape charge involving Jane Doe 4 and a sexual battery count regarding Jane Doe 1. Winslow waived his appellate rights to the charges on which he was convicted in his first trial, per the terms of the plea agreement. Sentencing is slated for Feb. 19. Winslow was convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman — Jane Doe 2 — last May, exposing himself later that month to Jane Doe 3, who was gardening in her front yard in Cardiff, and touching himself in front of a 77-year-old woman — Jane Doe 5 — at a Carlsbad gym in February. Winslow II, who grew up in San Diego, played for four NFL teams from 2004 to 2013.
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Bully’s North demolished as locals say goodbye 21st Crystal Ball benefit for By Lexy Brodt
DEL MAR — Although Bully’s North shut its doors in 2017, locals said a final goodbye to the building last month as it underwent demolition. The property — located on Del Mar’s main downtown drag — was sold to Los Angeles-based Hillstone Restaurant Group, which will be building a much larger, all-American restaurant on the former building’s footprint. According to the city’s website, the lot will undergo construction for about a year. The end product will be a restaurant 4,700 square feet in size with a two-story parking garage below. The former restaurant has sat empty for the last two years, but several days before the start of demolition, a small group of parishioners from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church gathered outside the building’s front door. “It felt important to say goodbye, and to say thank you,” said St. Peter’s Reverend Paige Blair-Hubert. Although Bully’s is best known as a former local watering hole and restaurant — which opened in 1969 — the building traces its roots back to at least the 1930s. At the time, local parishioners used the site as a place of worship before St. Peter’s was constructed in 1940. Blair-Hubert said the building served as a real estate office during the week
BULLY’S NORTH opened in Del Mar in 1969, drawing celebrities, horse trainers, jockeys and Navy aviators over the course of its nearly 50-year history. Photo courtesy City of Del Mar
and a church on Sundays — where 40-something locals came together for service. “It was a place that had very deeply important, meaningful and holy occasions for our predecessors,” she said, adding that the building was the site of baptisms, funerals, and likely marriages. And for many, it continued to be an important gathering place for decades to come. The Bully’s restaurants in La Jolla, Del Mar and Mission Valley all opened almost back-to-back in the late 1960s and early 1970s — the brainchildren of George Bullington (“the king of Del Mar”) and Lester Holt. The two endeavored to create an “Old English Pub” atmo-
sphere, boasting the finest Prime Rib in San Diego. The Del Mar location became a local favorite, with Bully’s North drawing not only racetrack attendees and celebrities, but also a plentiful crowd of Naval aviators coming from Miramar’s former Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Del Mar resident Cindy Clemons remembers accompanying her husband Dave Clemons, a pilot, and his buddies to “enjoy the beer, roast beef, and of course Bully burgers.” “Bully’s was second only to the Officers’ Club for a place to go for guys home from Vietnam on leave,” she said. “ … Those of us who remained in San Diego long after the Vietnam War
years still enjoyed meeting up at Bully’s.” Clemons remembers the restaurant for its “warm and very celebratory” vibe, with Holt often at the bar to greet patrons. Beverly Yuhause-Becker, the daughter of Lester Holt, took over ownership of Bully’s in the 1990s after Holt passed away in 1995. Bullington had died several years prior from a heart attack, in 1984. Bully’s La Jolla location closed in 2008, with the Del Mar location following suit about a decade later. With Bully’s days of Hollywood starlets and prominent horse trainers now in the past, what is left of the iconic restaurant is now searching for a new home. Del Mar’s Historical Society is currently digitizing the restaurant’s hanging art pieces, with some originals to be put up for auction, according to Historical Society President Larry Brooks. A series of glass panels that used to line the front of the restaurant are now in the hands of the Historical Society and will likely be seen again in new locations around the city. Although Bully’s is no more, it remains a salient and charming part of Del Mar’s history. “We will miss the Bully Burgers, standing rib, and well-stocked bar that gave us such fond memories over almost 50 years,” said Clemons.
Casa de Amparo is Nov. 9 RANCHO SANTA FE — The 21sta annual Crytal Ball Gala to benefit Casa de Amparo is set for Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s optional black tie gala will kick off with an elaborate cocktail reception accompanied by lavish hors d’oeuvres. Guests will enjoy an exquisite gourmet dinner by celebrated chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grill, who has a flair for presentation and unquestionable talent for taste that has delighted the palates of the world’s most powerful business brokers and socialites, U.S. presidents and scores of American and foreign dignitaries. Guests will also enjoy music and dancing with The Kicks and a unique one-of-a-kind live auction with exclusive items, as well as a silent auction that includes rare fine wines, vacation getaways, jewelry and other items. The gala is the largest fundraiser of the year and it contributes substantially to Casa de Amparo’s operating revenue. Since 1999, visionary Crystal Ball Gala patrons and community members have raised funds to help Casa Kids look in to their own crystal ball and see a brighter future that is free from abuse
JEFFREY STRAUSS, chef at Pamplemousse Grill in Solana Beach, will prepare the gourmet meal. Courtesy photo
and neglect. Casa de Amparo is recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego County and beyond. The nonprofit organization, with locations in Oceanside and San Marcos, annually serves over 1,000 Casa Kids, from prenatal to 24 years old, as well as 950 families, through five integrated programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. Visit www.casadeamparo.org/events for more information on the gala or call Kate Dusenbury at 760-566-3560 or email her at kdusenbury@ casadeamparo.org.
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Should California triple electric vehicle subsidy?
Constitutional crisis in Encinitas By Dietmar Rothe
Has anyone ever heard of city legislators suing their own constituents? Why would they do that? In Encinitas, it is because they do not like the way a majority of its citizens voted in two elections. Since when has it been legal for elected leaders to oppose the will of their people in an attempt to disenfranchise them? On Sept. 19, 2019 the City of Encinitas filed a lawsuit against itself, using property owners’ money, while forgetting that the Residents in the city ARE the City of Encinitas. Wake up, people! Your elected officials are not acting in your behalf. Instead, they yield to pressures from special interest groups like the Building Industry Association, and others. On June 18, 2013, Encinitas voters approved the Right to Vote Amendment Initiative, which gives citizens the right to vote on any major land-use planning amendments in the city’s
General Plan and in its Municipal Code. The initiative appeared on the ballot as Proposition A. It was again confirmed in 2016 when the people defeated a City sponsored Measure T. For six years, Proposition A has been part of our governing documents. The City’s Measure T, about the City’s Housing Element update, was not accepted by the people, because it trashed the City’s General Plan (our city’s Constitution), thumbed its nose at Proposition A requirements, and provided insufficient, if any, affordable housing units to satisfy California State goals. Truly, San Diego County’s arbitrary RHNA predictions for new affordable housing units could easily be met under the existing Municipal Code. It would only require that developers provide at least 25 percent new affordable housing units in each new subdivision. Let us put the burden on the housing industry and
not on the heavily taxed local property owners. Instead of being civil servants of the people, our City officials appear to deem themselves absolute rulers, while considering the citizens as convenient money-trees to feed their agendas. This lawsuit is not just an attack on the majority of citizens in Encinitas. It is an attack on the Democratic Process and on the US Constitution. It is hard to understand how the outgoing City attorney, Glenn Sabine, would have advised the Council to enter into this lawsuit. The Council does not have the power, or the right, to oppose the will of the people. We hope that our new city attorney, Leslie Devaney will not only give better advice to the Council, but will also consider fundamental rights of citizens. Dietmar Rothe, Ph.D., P.Eng. Cardiff
Neighborhood Reinvestment Program at work
he Neighborhood Reinvestment Program provides grant funds to non-profit community organizations and public agencies for one-time community, social, environmental, educational, cultural or recreational needs. I take great pride in being able to allocate funds to some of the wonderful organizations in District 5 and while I wish I could give money to all of them, I wanted to highlight a few of the groups making a difference in District 5. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside has grown tremendously over the past 9 years, serving 1,400 members through nine sites each day. One of the reasons they are able to successfully provide the needed care is a school bus they operate that helps to transport the youth. The State of California has created a new mandate that every school bus must meet
around the county Jim Desmond state regulations, leaving a lot of organizations looking for a new vehicle. I’m pleased to announce that, through the District 5 Neighborhood Reinvestment Grants, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside will be getting a new school bus! School safety is a top priority. We cannot send our kids somewhere we don’t believe will be safe. After speaking to Rainbow residents and officials at Vallecitos Elementary School, they voiced their concern over the lack of fencing protecting their school in Rainbow. We need to do everything we can to keep our kids safe, which is why Valleci-
tos Elementary School will be receiving a new perimeter fence and entry into the school. Also, we need to maintain our focus on the arts in San Diego County, which is why I’m pleased to support the Oceanside Museum of Art. Their building was long overdue for renovations and I look forward to seeing the new updated building. While there are many organizations also receiving funds and many more that I wish we could support, I encourage you to reach out to Candyce.Yee@sdcounty. ca.gov, our Grants Administrator and see if your organization can receive support. Thank you to all the groups for reinvesting into our community and make San Diego County such a wonderful place to live. Jim Desmond represents District 5 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors
hil Ting is adamant about it. California needs to triple its subsidies for electric vehicles right now. But he might have to reduce his goal for the subsidy if he expects his bill to pass the Legislature when it returns from its current recess. For sure, the subsidy expansion plan from Ting, a Democratic assemblyman from San Francisco, will be back. As proposed, it would triple a typical car buyer’s rebate for buying an electric auto to $7,500, with reductions over time as California gets closer to its stated goal of 5 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2030. Said Ting, a former county assessor/recorder of San Francisco reelected to the state Assembly with an 80 percent majority last year, “California still has a long way to go — at the beginning of 2019, there were only 550,000 clean cars … on our roads.” But tripling the state rebate for EVs raises other questions, mostly about fairness and equity. Because electric vehicles generally cost thousands of dollars more than comparable gasoline models, the Ting proposal amounts to a subsidy for the well-to-do. In fact, it would make up for the federal EV and plug-in hybrid subsidies President Trump has set out to eliminate as early as next year. Already, federal subsidies for Tesla and General Motors EVs have run out, because those companies long ago passed the 200,000-unit sales level at which the U.S. support ends, intended as it was to jump-start new concepts
california focus thomas d. elias into public acceptance. Ting may not have thought much about the issue of fairness — why should someone who can afford a $50,000-plus Tesla get a subsidy for driving a luxury car while the less wealthy struggle to buy conventional used cars for $5,000 to $10,000? But remember, Ting was once the property tax assessor in the city that ranks either first or second in America in real estate prices, with no ceiling in sight on those. The high prices of EVs may not look so hefty to him, living as he does in his city’s Sunset District, where it’s hard to find a fixer-upper house for under $1.3 million. In fact, a 2018 study by the conservative Pacific Research Institute found 79 percent of electric and plug-in tax credits were claimed by households with adjusted gross incomes topping $100,000 per year, while a 2015 UC Berkeley study similarly found that “the top income quintile (top 20 percent) has received about 90 percent of all EV credits.” But Ting is convinced putting more EVs on the road is the key to combating climate change. “Forty percent of greenhouse gas emissions stem from transportation,” he said on introducing his plan, known legislatively this year as AB 1046. “We need bigger incentives now to get more zero emission vehicles on the road and slow our climate crisis.”
Ting said he deliberately designed his proposal so rebates would drop gradually. “There is no real incentive to buy or lease a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) right now if consumers know the rebate level will be the same year after year,” he said. “But if consumers have certainty that the rebates will diminish as time goes on, they might act sooner rather than later.” That logic might in fact increase ZEV sales. But it doesn’t speak to the fact government rebates for expensive products mean that poor and middle-class Californians are subsidizing the rich. Maybe the $100,000plus income level typical of EV buyers doesn’t look high to Ting, but it surely does to many others. One 2018 poll found two-thirds of voters did not want to pay for wealthier people to buy electric vehicles. The website of the Washington, D.C.-based Energy Equality Coalition (funded in part by the oil-centered owners of Koch Industries) declares that EVs today are “Built by billionaires, bought by millionaires (and subsidized by the rest of us).” There’s also the fact that EV owners pay no gasoline taxes, so they do little to help pay for the roads on which they drive. In short, Ting wants an essentially unfair program in hopes it will make EVs a major automotive factor. But that has not yet happened despite half a decade of subsidies, state and federal. Email Thomas Elias at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more Elias columns, visit www. californiafocus.net
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Del Mar wraps up long-awaited Streetscape work By Lexy Brodt
DEL MAR — Walk down Del Mar’s main thoroughfare and you will likely notice some big changes, with the small village city looking a little more modern, and a lot more green. After 10 months of construction and a few delays, the city’s long-awaited Streetscape project is finally wrapping up. The city’s contractor is working on the last “deficiencies and corrections” before the project is deemed complete, according to Public Works Deputy Director Mohsen Maali. Streetscape has included the construction of new sidewalks, medians, crosswalks and other street improvements in Del Mar’s downtown, stretching from 9th Street to the Del Mar Plaza. Plenty of new trees, shrubs and succulents fill the city’s medians and walkways, with modern furniture, trash cans and street lights now spread across the corridor. Streetscape has been on the city’s radar for decades, with the passage of Measure Q in 2016 paving a path forward. The voter-approved 1% sales tax hike was meant to bring more funding to long-awaited city projects — such as city-wide utility undergrounding, the revitalization of Shores Park and Streetscape. But the project drew some heavy sighs from area businesses and residents over the summer, with noise and dust keeping customers at bay during the high season. Streetscape was originally slated to be done by July, in time for the annual San Diego County Fair and the racetrack’s opening day, but a series of drawbacks pushed back the project’s end date. Most of the delays were due to an unexpected amount of rainfall
AFTER 10 MONTHS of construction, Del Mar is wrapping up the Streetscape project, which includes new sidewalks, medians, crosswalks and other improvements. Photo courtesy city of Del Mar
this past winter. Contractors also discovered corroded steel storm drains near 10th and 11th streets that required repair. And as a result of the unanticipated conditions, the project’s final price tag was $8.3 million, with the construction contract ending up at about $6.75 million. The original construction contract was for approximately $5.15 million. The city made strides to mitigate the impact, with large purple signs across the downtown strip intended bring support to local busi-
nesses. Zach Groban, co-owner of Rusty’s and chair of the city’s business support advisory committee, told The Coast News the city worked with the Del Mar Village Association to make the construction experience “as easy as possible” on area businesses. “We were all sympathetic to the loss of business we all experienced during the project as well as the headache for residents and visitors,” Groban wrote in an email. “But we were all confident in how
wonderful the project was going to make the town look when it was done, and it didn’t disappoint.” Mayor Dave Druker said residents have so far been “pretty enthusiastic” about the final product. He said the outcome drives home the idea of Camino Del Mar becoming “more of a parkway than just a highway.” “Those trees will slowly mature and make it even more lush,” he said. “ … I think most of the people agree that it is pretty much what they were looking for.”
Former Book Tales reopens under new ownership By Tawny McCray
ENCINITAS — With a beard, tattoos and what some people have called a “biker” appearance, Greg Mollin is the first to admit he doesn’t look like your typical book aficionado. But the Huntington Beach resident loves books so much he commutes more than an hour each way to Encinitas for work as the new owner of Artifact Books, formerly Book Tales. “I’m a lifetime bibliophile and also a fiction writer and owning a bookstore has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember,” Mollin said. “I actually had a little trouble learning to read in the beginning. Once I did learn, I remember feeling like the whole world had opened up for me. I read everything I could get my hands on and have never stopped.” Mollin said as a young kid he lived at the library, both the one at school and the public library near his home. He said he would check out as many books as possible and have a hard time giving them up when they were due. He says he still has the majority of the books from his childhood, everything from his original “Chronicles of Narnia” paperbacks to an old hardcover copy of “In The Night Kitchen” by Maurice Sendak. “A children’s book
GREG MOLLIN is the new owner of Artifact Books, formerly Book Tales, on the 101 in Encinitas. The store name reflects his interest in older and rare books. Courtesy photo
that could probably never be published today due to nudity in the illustrations, though my sisters and I always thought it was hilarious when we were young,” he said of the Sendak book. For the entirety of his adult life, Mollin, 48, said he’s been a private book collector and seller as a hobby, while working as a graphic designer in the sign business. About five years ago, he started seriously looking into what it would take to open a bookstore or take over an existing one. He said he looked up and down the coast for the right store. What made him interested in Book Tales
specifically was the location and the lineage. “Looking for bookstore locations, you rarely find one with such incredible exposure and history,” he said. “There are some great stores, but the lack of exposure and foot traffic made them a lot less appealing. The fact that this location has existed as nothing other than a bookstore for something like 50 years is really incredible.” He added, “I really enjoy talking to folks that remember the store being here in their youth and then returning years later to still see it here.” Mollin is the third own-
er of the bookstore. He took it over from Patricia McFarland, who’d owned it for the past 18 years. He decided to rename it Artifact Books, saying it just seemed like the right name for a store that deals heavily in older and rare collectible books. Mollin said aside from the name change, he’s also trying to bring in more interesting titles and collectible books. “While I’ll always carry an abundance of popular paperback fiction and best-selling titles, I’m also seeking out a lot of classics and rare stuff for a more eclectic selection,” he said. “I get a kick out of curating
the collection and hand-selling books to folks that might be off of their reading radar.” He said he’s also planning to have a regular schedule of events there, like author signings, local writer groups, and readings. “I always loved going to stores for events and hearing authors speak about their books,” Mollin said. “I want Artifact Books to be a spot where everyone from best-selling authors to up and comers have a place to showcase their books and where book lovers can come to hang out and celebrate books and book culture.” Mollin said he feels lucky to be doing what he loves in such a fantastic city and location. He added that he and his wife Jennifer plan on moving to Encinitas as soon as they can. He said he hopes Artifact Books continues to thrive and becomes a fun destination for book people. “One of my great joys is talking to customers and exchanging recommendations on books and authors,” said Mollin, who cites “Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy as one of his favorite books, and David Joy and William Gibson as two of his favorite authors. “I love to be able to put a favorite book into someone’s hand and then have them come back later to tell me about it.”
Wildlife campaign launches ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Creek Conservancy has launched “The Missing Lynx” campaign to establish permanently protected wildlife corridors in North San Diego County. After successfully acquiring 975 acres as part of their “Save 1,000 Acres” campaign, the Conservancy has shifted its focus to connecting the missing links, so wildlife can move freely between preserved areas, and protecting those linkages in perpetuity. “Between climate change, pollution, and human expansion into wild areas, native plants and wildlife around the world are struggling to survive,” said Executive Director, Ann Van Leer, “We want San Diego County to retain the natural beauty that has drawn humans here for centuries, but to do so, we must be dedicated to connecting the missing links between preserved lands.” The Escondido Creek Conservancy is seeking public support to protect and preserve these corridors to reduce conflicts with human activities, help North San Diego County retain its wild character, and give our native species a chance to live, and live wild. For more information about the campaign, see themissinglynx.org. Connecting wildlands is crucial for wildlife, especially large mammals like mule deer (Odocoileus heminus) and mountain lions (Puma concolor), which typically have home ranges of more than 100 square miles. Successful wildlife corridors provide access to food and other resources, while also improving genetic variation. Connecting breeding populations of a species increases their ability to adapt to their changing environment, which is especially important as we begin to witness the effects of climate change. “We manage preserves on either side of the I-15,” said Hannah Walchak, the Conservancy’s Land Conservation Manager, “It’s crazy to think that I can easily drive between these preserves, while the unique populations of mountain lions on each side are unlikely to meet because of a lack of connectivity.” Since 1991, The Escondido Creek Conservancy has helped preserve more than 7,000 acres in North San Diego County. Over the last three years, with the creation of the Mountain Meadow Preserve and the George Sardina, MD Preserve, the “Save 1,000 Acres” campaign protected an additional 975 acres. While these are important cornerstone properties, “The Missing Lynx” campaign will prioritize land acquisitions in areas that are contiguous to other preserved lands in the Escondido Creek watershed.
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Palomar faculty votes to oust president By Steve Horn
SAN MARCOS — The Palomar College Faculty Senate voted nearly unanimously, with only one member abstaining, for a resolution in support of removing college President Joi Lin Blake at its Nov. 4 meeting. The resolution voted on at the meeting calls for the Palomar College Governing Board to “thoughtfully but expeditiously remove the Superintendent/President and immediately seek an interim replacement.” The Faculty Senate will next present the resolution to the Governing Board at its Nov. 12 meeting. The vote came less than two weeks after a poll of Faculty Senate members showed that 91.56% of those 237 members surveyed gave Blake a “vote of no confidence.” The resolution was crafted as a direct response to that survey, according to the Palomar Files Blog, a website maintained by several faculty labor union activist contributors. At the meeting, Faculty Senate members per-
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to the resolution, this has “damaged the fiscal stability” of a college now facing an $11.7 million deficit and under investigation by the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team California state agency. “Whereas, the decision of opening the two centers simultaneously — instead of staggering their openings over a number of years (which was originally the plan) to ensure the fiscal stability of one before opening the other — has led to these centers' operational costs far outstripping the revenue they're generating,” reads that clause. On the shared governance issue, the resolution takes Blake to task for what it describes as leaving faculty out of the decision-making process for creating “middle college” partnerships with both the Poway Unified School District and the Escondido Union High School District. Blake has pointed to “middle college,” a program which exists in 50 school districts nationwide,
as a potential way to steer disadvantaged youth into higher education and also as a way to bring revenue into the college’s coffers. The Faculty Senate resolution also states that, when “middle college” first came up for discussion during a February Palomar College Instructional Planning Council meeting, those present had raised concerns “regarding Ed Code, age of students, social aspects, parental involvement,” among other issues. But the resolution goes on to explain that, after airing those initial concerns, it did not hear about the initiative again until reading an Aug. 21 column published in The San Diego Union-Tribune written by Blake declaring the college's “intention to open our middle college to students in fall 2020.” The resolution then slammed the action by Blake as a “rush to implement a significant initiative without the proper vetting and approval through shared governance.”
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formed a close read and edit of the resolution’s 31 “Whereas” clauses and its final “Be it resolved” takeaway paragraph. The Faculty Senate eventually struck out some of the clauses and edited others, with each clause Blake serving as an outline of a grievance about Blake held by the Faculty Senate. In particular, the resolution raises concerns about college budgetary matters, shared governance protocols, faculty hiring methodology and the firing of numerous administrators who had worked alongside Blake. On fiscal matters, the resolution points to the concurrent opening of Palomar College satellite campuses in both Rancho Bernardo and Escondido, which the Faculty Senate said happened even as enrollment did not rise on the flagship campus. In turn, according
NOV. 13 TEEN FUN
Rollin’ From The Heart, a nonprofit that strives to empower and improve the lives of young people through outdoor activities including skateboarding, surfing and camping, will host the fifth annual Art & Music fundraising event from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas. Tickets and information at rollinfromtheheart.org.
Join the 10th annual Veterans Day Military Review sponsored by the Army and Navy Academy and Rotary Club of Carlsbad at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the academy’s Bliss Stadium, 2600 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad. Speakers will be Navy veteran, community leader and retired San Diego attorney Roy Morrow Bell who served combat tours during the Vietnam conflict and Honorary Commander of Troops will be Charles Pedrotta, who flew combat missions over Germany during World War II as a U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 pilot and was taken as a prisoner of war when his plane was shot down by Germans.
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Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation continues its Fall Speakers Series at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 with Cathleen Chilcote Wallace, a Native American storyteller and writer on the Kumeyaay and Luiseno Native American people. Meet at the Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad. For more information, visit Batiquitosfoundation.org.
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American Legion Post 149 will host its inaugural Escondido VetFest Veterans Day, at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11, with a parade in Escondido along Grand Avenue, a display of military equipment from Camp Pendleton, information booths from our sponsors, and a free barbeque at 12:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 2230 E. Park Ave., Escondido. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion and the 100th anniversary of the Post 149 in Escondido.
The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women will host Brandie Taylor, Chairwoman of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. For more information, contact Ginny JOIN THE BIRD COUNT Spence, membership@aauThe Nature Collective wdml.org or visit https://del- will be hosting a November marleucadia-ca.aauw.net. Bird Count 7:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at the San Elijo LaMOAA HOSTS LEVIN goon Rios Trail, 126 Solana The local Military Of- Point Circle, Solana Beach. ficers Association chapter Find the trailhead at the will host Washington Con- end of Rios Avenue, where gressman Mike Levin from you also find on-street park-
Solana Beach Library offers Teen Game Day on Wednesdays at 2:50 p.m. at 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach. There are additional teen events held all week long. For more information, visit sdcl.org.
TEEN GAME DAY
Solana Beach Library hosts a Teen Game Day every Wednesday at 2:50 p.m. at 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach. For questions on any library event, call (858) 7551404 or visit sdcl.org and select Solana Beach Branch.
VETERANS DAY DINNER
A Veterans Day Dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Encinitas Elks Lodge at 1393 Windsor Road, Encinitas. Cost is $15 for steak and chicken. Get tickets at https://squareup. com / store / En Elks2243 /. Charity donation presentation to Warrior Foundation Freedom Station.
The North County Climate Change Alliance and the Vista Library are hosting “Climate, Equality and Environmental Justice” by Cody Petterson at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave, Vista.
The MiraCosta College LIFE lecture series will host Dennis Ditchfield, speaking on “Country Music in Texas” at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at Mira Costa College, 1 Barnard Drive, then Dr. Ryan Moran of UCSD on “All of Us” A Research Program. A $1 parking permit
A free screening of an award-winning documentary, Seadrift (2019), will be at MiraCosta College Oceanside Campus Concert Hall at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, in collaboration with the MiraCosta International Film Series. The documentary is based on research conducted by Sociology Department Faculty Dr. Thao Ha, an associate producer on the documentary. The film centers on an incident in 1979 when a Vietnamese refugee shoots and kills a fisherman at the public town docks in Texas.
CARLSBAD HOLIDAY MARKET
Start your seasonal shopping at the Carlsbad Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Woman’s Club of Carlsbad, 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad. The event will feature lots of items handmade by local artists as well as local vendors.
Come join the safe, agenda-free discussion of death and life, from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, Carmel Valley, over a cup of tea and bites. It is not a grief therapy group, but a gathering of those interested in discussing death, dying and living.
BONSAI AND BEYOND
The Bonsai and Beyond Club will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the San Diego Botanic Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Remember to bring your plants, gloves, and imagination. Call Cindy Read, (619) 5045591 for more information.
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Encinitas to amend 5G wireless policy By Tawny McCray
ENCINITAS — The Encinitas City Council took some of the concerns of its residents into consideration last week when it voted Oct. 30 to amend its controversial 5G wireless policy, excluding cell towers from going up in residential areas, parks and high-risk fire hazard areas. The towers, which have already started going up in the city, also cannot be installed within 500 feet of a daycare center, school or a home that is not in a residential zone. Some of the amendments are in response to public input from a September workshop on the issue that was attended by about 200 residents. Some people at that workshop also indicated they wanted to restrict 5G towers from going up at or near hospitals. According to a city report, that request was not being included because Scripps Hospital does not support the restriction, saying it would be detrimental to the hospital’s daily operation needs. Before the vote about 20 people spoke before the council, and all but one — a representative with Scripps — expressed continuing concerns about the cell towers. Another nearly 80 attendees did not speak but turned in slips to the city clerk indicating their opposition. “The industry wants the world to be blanketed by cell antennas both on the ground where people live and sleep 24/7 and in the air with thousands of satellites emitting this radiation,” said Encinitas resident Deborah Sie. “There is no opting out of this, no free choice.” Sie said that since 5G has been rolled out there have been numerous testimonies of harm and side effects being reported immediately and within days. Symptoms can include severe headaches, concentration difficulties, sleep problems, depression, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, memory loss, impaired learning and intense tinnitus. Corinne Shriner, an Encinitas resident for more than 25 years and a member of the Stop 5G Encinitas group, said she has a personal interest in this issue, claiming technology has played a role in making her sick (she didn’t disclose the specifics of her illness but said she started getting sick in May). “Once I got the … radio frequency … WiFi and others out of my house many symptoms were gone pretty rapidly, within days to weeks and I continue to improve,” she said. Shriner said the Stop 5G group hired an attorney who has suggested 26 amendments to the current policy. “And out of those one is probably passing right
now … there’s a lot more change that needs to be had,” she said. Amber Ter-Vrugt from Scripps said for the past decade a technological transformation has been happening at the Encinitas hospital, with more changes anticipated and expected from patients and families. She said the hospital was appreciative that it and other health care facilities have not been put into this regulation. “All of our planning is pointed at increased wireless capabilities in our facilities,” she said. She later added, “We’ve built a hybrid infrastructure in our facilities to ensure connectivity needs are met everywhere in our facilities so we can dynamically switch between wireless and cellular service.” In August the Encinitas City Council adopted its new “urgency” ordinance to regulate small wireless facilities and other infrastructure deployments in the public rights-of-way. This was in response to the latest ruling by the Federal Communications Commission, which has ordered local governments to remove any regulatory barriers and speed the transition to the new technology. After public comment at last week’s meeting, Councilman Tony Kranz said to him the issue is more about giving people a choice. “I’ve got WiFi all over my house but if you don’t want to have WiFi in your house I don’t think you should be getting pounded with signals” he said. He said that while the overwhelming majority of speakers at the meeting take issue with 5G towers, there are also many residents in the city who think it’s “the greatest thing since sliced bread” and want it installed. He said those residents maybe haven’t been as active at meetings because it’s not always easy to express a different opinion. “In the end I think that it’s fair to take some steps that I think will protect you to the greatest extent possible,” Kranz concluded. The council voted unanimously in favor of the amendments. They said they will consider other community-suggested amendments at a later meeting.
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SANDAG finds an increase in THC vaping had increased since they started using, up from 63% and 39% respectively in 2017. The study also found that while there were no reports of marijuana-related visits to the emergency room (ER) in 2016, in 2017, three of those surveyed admitted they visited the ER for marijuana-related issues. In 2018, those numbers more than doubled, with eight reports. Other notable findings include: — About two-thirds (66%) of adults and 57% of juveniles surveyed said they were more likely to
use marijuana after legalization — Only 31% overall think marijuana is physically addicting, however 61% think it is psychologically addicting — More than half (56%) of adults think marijuana can impact the ability to drive, and of this group, 51% reported they had driven under the influence; of the 44% who thought it did not affect one’s ability to drive, 63% had driven under the influence — Almost half (45%) of adults reported obtaining marijuana multiple ways in the past year, including at
recreational dispensaries (89%) and on the street (77%). “While it is important to note these numbers are from interviews with justice-involved individuals, it still highlights some important trends we have been monitoring since Proposition 64 legalized marijuana for recreational use for users 21 years or older, which include stronger potency, increased risk for overdosing, and the possibility of more individuals driving under the influence,” said SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Director Cynthia Burke.
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REGION — Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vaping continues to increase in San Diego County, according to a new report released Oct. 25 by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division. Among the justice-involved surveyed in 2018, 70% of juveniles and 61% of adults reported ever vaping THC, up from 66% and 53% the previous year. The new SANDAG report, “Marijuana Use Among San Diego Arrestees: Two Years of Data Post–Proposition 64” found that in 2018, 71% of adults and 53% of juveniles felt the potency of marijuana
HELP OUT AT THE BIG GAME
The Army Navy Game fundraiser for the American Legion Post 416 Foundation Building Fund, is now being planned and volunteers are needed for the event. The organizers are looking for a “Volunteer Coordinator.” The San Diego Veterans Coalition at sdvetscoalition.org is asking for 20 volunteers each for set-up, during-game help and tear-down. The event also needs sponsors and donated spirits and beer kegs. The Game Day Bash begins at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the American Legion Post, 210 West F St., Encinitas. Tickets can be purchased at excelarace.com. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMP
Cal State San Marcos senior Joshua Litwiller was crowned CCAA champion for men's cross country. Litwiller won the individual title while leading the men's cross country team
CARLSBAD ARTIST CHOSEN
A new, temporary public art installation will “Illuminate the Night” at Arts District Liberty Station as part of its growing Installations at the Station program. Carlsbad resident artist Lauren Levieux was selected to create a new work to light up the night during daylight savings time. It is a digital interactive art installation featuring the interplay of technology and ancient form.
GIA GETS NEW SENIOR VP
Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has appointed Mark Buntz as senior vice president and chief marketing officer to lead all global marketing efforts and drive the future of the GIA brand. Buntz will support the expansion of GIA’s education, laboratory services – including the new GIA Diamond Origin Report – and instrument business into new markets and extend GIA’s 4Cs of Diamond Quality consumer
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BALDERRAMA PARK REVAMP
The city of Oceanside celebrated the Joe Balderrama Park Re-Dedication Nov. 2 at 709 San Diego St., Oceanside. The Balderrama Park improvement project was funded largely by a State of California Department of Housing and Community Development grant, as part of the Housing-Related Parks Program. Park improvements include a new playground, three new picnic shelters, new BBQs, improvements to turf in the open play area, new LED sports lighting, and updated restrooms.
POLL: 49TH RACE TIGHT
A recent poll from Remington Research Group determined the race for the 49th Congressional District is a statistical dead heat. In two head-to-head ballots between Republican Brian Maryott and Democrat Mike Levin. Both the first and second ballot produced tied results of 43% Levin to 43% Maryott, and 44% Levin to MEDICAL GROUP HONORED Arch Health Medi- 44% Maryott, respectively. cal Group has received the “Elite” designation, TOP CADET the highest level awarded, Cadet Christopher Morfor delivering high quali- den of Vista was named to ty patient care during the the spring 2019 dean’s list at past year. The America’s The Citadel in Charleston, Physician Group (APG), South Carolina.
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Learning to keep email at arm’s length
was lulled into trusting again. More than once, since we were first introduced, I have had promises of perfection by this same heartless creature. Time after time, those expectations have been coldly shattered. Now it has happened again. When will I learn to protect my heart? When will I remember that a computer is only a machine, a capricious creature rife with potential “bugs”? I am now more entrenched than ever in my belief that the printed page will never die. Fie on those people who have legitimized faxed signatures. Words on paper can never be replaced completely by these electronic gigolos, be it some swell new software or, my ongoing headache, email. Just when you begin to lust after its wonderful abilities, it drops out of sight, leaving destruction in its wake. I was very slow to get behind email. I am a letter writer. I am a lover of the look and feel of rich bond paper in pastel colors. I am thrilled by the sight of a clever use of graphics or a lovely, flowing handwritten message. Once I gave email a try, though, I was hooked by the thrill of its speed and convenience. It meant I didn’t have to print out my column, put it into an envelope, address it, stamp it and mail it to the newspaper. I could just write it and push a few buttons. It was deliciously easy. This was a guaranteed precursor to disaster, but I am easy pickings for anything that simplifies my life. The day finally came
small talk jean gillette when I happily emailed my column out into the wireless abyss, but it never landed. By the time my editors realized that they weren’t receiving, it was too late to mail it and too late to replace it. A hard lesson, indeed, and one whose moral I am still pondering. Should I back up with “snail mail” and the taste of glue in my mouth, or continue to live dangerously with the wireless world? I take some comfort from a fellow letter-lover who keeps the electronic takeover at bay by sending me letters that always contain clippings, cartoons, photos and other fun stuff. Her letters could never become email without a roomful of scanners and other annoying electronic equipment. Besides, receiving them electronically would never be as much fun as opening her grab bag of goodies, which I read and pass along to other friends. Of course, I continue to email, but it will never own my heart. I will keep my stationery and stamps close by, and until the day email is infallible, we will only always be friends. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who still writes the occasional letter. Contact her at email@example.com.
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Padres’ Preller rolls dice with hire of Tingler as manager
t was a hiring that was some 14 years in the making. So, while new Padres manager Jayce Tingler needs to be introduced to Padres fans, he’s no mystery to San Diego general manager A.J. Preller. It's also no secret that Tingler, who's never managed at the big-league level, will have a short honeymoon as he tries to convince the doubters that he's the right man for the challenging job. Padres executives have pointed toward the 2020 season as being the start of the payoff for making their patrons absorb fourstraight seasons which produced at least 90 losses. That painful stretch of sorry baseball was the price the team had to pay in rebuilding its farm system and constructing a blueprint which would produce — if all goes to plan — a sustained stretch of successful seasons. That the Padres will try to break their seal on a new brand of baseball with a manager that is high on energy but low on experience is an interesting, and risky, concept. But Preller, an Encinitas resident, is confident in Tingler. Preller elected to go with the unknown over more known candidates such as Ron Washington, Buck Showater, Del Mar's Brad Ausmus and Rancho Santa Fe's Mark Loretta in turning to Tingler. Tingler arrives after a stint with the Texas Rangers that has its roots with Preller. It was Preller who acquired Tingler to play in Texas' minor leagues in
sports talk jay paris 2005, the year preceding his last one of a playing career that was underwhelming. That's not to say that Tingler, at 5-foot-8, wasn't an overachiever. He was a grinder in baseball lexicon, the ultimate competitor that was short on skills and physical attributes but compensated for it with grit, hustle and determination. He was also smart, and he could read the writing on the wall as well as he could opposing pitchers when trying to steal bases. Tingler never advanced past the Double A level and he was level with himself in recognizing that the only way he would see the majors was by buying a ticket to a game. That was unless he traded his bats and cleats for a lineup card and a spread sheet. Unless he dove head-first into coaching, all the while absorbing the changing face of the game that was turning with increasingly speed toward analytics. Unless he learned Spanish, to better communicate with the wave of Latin American players that were filling baseball's rosters. It's that combination of his background on the field (he was a coach on two Rangers playoff teams) and in the front office (ascending to assistant general manager) that outweighed
his dearth of managerial days at the game's highest league. That's not to say Tingler is foreign to scribbling out an order. He was the skipper for three Dominican Summer League teams and one in the Arizona League. All of those squads finished in first place, fueled in part by the motivating Tingler getting the most out of his charges. When Preller came calling in the wake of Andy Green being dismissed, Tingler was directing the Dominican Winter League's
Escogido team. Now the question remains how will his hiring play out in Escondido? Or Encinitas? Or any other city that possesses the Padre faithful that is starved for a winner. Preller is on a short leash entering the final year of his contract and Ron Fowler, one of the Padres owners, has promised that “heads will roll” if the local nine produces another stinker. So, while Tingler might not pass the initial sniff test it's only fair that he gets a
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Filmmaker’s tequila brand calls Encinitas home By Tawny McCray
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ENCINITAS — Award-winning surf filmmaker Taylor Steele, who’s had a significant impact on the surf community and its legends, said his latest venture — an Encinitas-based tequila and lifestyle brand called Solento — was inspired by his travels and experiences. “I’ve been thinking about creating a tequila for a while,” Steele said in a phone interview. “I fell in love with tequila living in New York. The way that I drink it is sipping it and not spring break. The main reason that I enjoy it is the connection that I have with friends, it was just a way for me to slow down and just really connect with people around me.” The idea behind Solento is drinking not to disconnect, but to slow down, and savor each moment with ourselves and the people in our lives. Steele said that in crafting his selected brands for Solento, he spent three weeks exploring Jalisco, Mexico and learning the tequila process and what it took to make it. He said in his time there he found a really nice, organic tequila that was the best tequila he’d ever tried. Solento has partnered with the award-winning distillery Tequila Las Americas in Amatitán, Jalisco, where the Montes family have been producing small batches of tequila for over 60 years. They practice a production process that respects the environment: harvesting sustainably maintained, organic, blue agave. Solento includes three different types of tequilas — blanco, described as effortlessly smooth with subtle notes of citrus and vanilla; reposado, aged for nine months in American Oak Barrels with slightly sweet notes of caramel and citrus; and anejo, aged for 18 months in American Oak Barrels which gives it a smooth, buttery maple flavor with hints of oak. Steele said that his evo-
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A BOTTLE OF REPOSADO, one of three types of tequila available from Solento, a partnership between North County surf filmmaker Taylor Steele and an award-winning Mexican distillery. The brand is based in Encinitas. Courtesy photos
Taylor Steele lution as a filmmaker, which began about three decades ago with the VHS release of “Momentum,” a 35-minute surf film he made in 1992, when he was just 17 years old, has led the way to Solento. He said he looks at it in chapters. The first chapter was about him just capturing performance and sort of taking a backseat to it all. The second chapter was about capturing the feeling of travel. The third chapter was about capturing connection and the way that we interact with each other. “To somebody that doesn’t really know me they would think that starting a tequila company would be a far reach and a deviation
from my skill set,” Steele said. “But this tequila is just continuing on with that last chapter of connection and really being present. So, to me it feels like it’s creating a world in that space and it feels very natural.” Earlier this year, Steele was part of a group that won an Emmy at the 40th annual Sports Emmy Awards for “Momentum Generation,” a documentary directed by brothers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist and released last December on HBO. It is a behind-the-scenes look at how the original “Momentum” film came to be and the underlying relationships between Steele and his pro surfer pals including Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian, Ross Williams, the late Todd Chesser and Rob Machado, whom he has known since he was 12. Steele said the project was a cathartic one. “It opened up a lot of old wounds and just perspectives on our friendships that we didn’t really even know what the other were thinking,” he said. “When you’re friends with somebody for 30 years there’s a lot of things that happen and a lot of things that, just as guys, you don’t really talk about and so it was nice to finally
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talk about them.” In his film career Steele, who grew up in North County and currently splits his time between Solana Beach and Brooklyn, New York, has directed and produced over 40 films. He’s recently been doing some National Geographic films, starting with “Save This Rhino” about the rhino poaching situation in South Africa. He said he’s about to start another one called “Save This Shark” that will feature Mick Fanning, an Australian surfer who in 2015 was attacked by a great white shark during a surf competition in South Africa. With such a busy schedule — Steele says he travels probably two weeks out of every month — he is certainly a good example of someone who can benefit from the Solento motto to Take It Slow. As he writes in a letter on the soon-to-come Solento website: “The idea of starting Solento came from hoping to impact people positively, offering a reminder that even in the most fastpaced of lives, we need to create space for celebrating the present.” For information on where to find Solento tequila, visit solentotequila.com.
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New brewery in Vista combines craft beer and golf craft beer in North County Bill Vanderburgh
here’s a new brewing epicenter in Vista: The Keystone Kraft Beer Krawl is now an option for all you craft beer lovers. Helia Brewing Co. and Eppig Brewing have been joined by Dogleg Brewing Company (1347 Keystone Way Suite A in Vista), which soft opens on the weekend of Nov. 8. Little clusters of breweries like this tend to do well, in part because they draw more traffic and visitors will often try more than one brewery on the same day. I once saw advice about how to sell T-shirts online, according to which the best strategy is to find the intersection of two niche enthusiasms: Nurses who love dogs, birders who like travel, snakes and punk rock, etc. The idea that combining two things people enjoy increases the probability of their making a purchase seems to hold for breweries, too, as nearby Battlemage Brewing illustrates with its combination of role-playing games and beer. Dogleg’s theme combines craft beer and golf. The emphasis is on the beer but being able to use the full-scale golfing simulator or the putting green while enjoying some beers will no doubt be popular with customers. There are some neat pieces of golf memora-
DOGLEG BREWING’S tasting room in Vista feels like a comfortable bar rather than a warehouse tasting room. The large patio is perfect for watching sunsets, and inside you can watch golf whenever it is on TV.
OWNER CHRISTINA LUMSDEN demonstrates the full-scale golf simulator at Dogleg Brewing, which can be rented by the hour. The brewery also will use it to run closest-to-thepin and longest-drive competitions. Photos by Bill Vanderburgh
bilia around the place, too. Pairing craft beer with golf is a natural fit. There is a long tradition of drinking beer and golfing. The immediate area is home to seven important golf equipment companies, including Calloway, Cobra, TaylorMade and Titleist. And we can’t forget the PGA tour event played nearby at Torrey Pines. It is therefore some-
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what surprising that this is the first golf-themed brewery in the region, and one of just a handful around the country. Christina Lumsden played NCAA Division 1 golf at Kent State, and later met her husband, Nick Lumsden, playing golf in San Diego. Nick was a homebrewer and their “wouldn’t it be cool if ...”
brainstorming sessions over beers after golf led to the idea of opening a golfthemed brewery together. As the plan solidified, they brought in Corey Gustafson and Mike Civorolo as partners. Together the four owners have a lot of friends and connections in the local golf world, which they hope will lead to interesting opportunities for special events. “It is cool to play a small part in the evolution and celebration of the game,” says Christina Lumsden. Like many brewery start-ups, to save money the principals did a lot of the buildout themselves. They were helped in this by the fact that one of the four
owners, Mike Civorolo, is an expert woodworker. He made the bar, tabletops, the huge sign with the logo on the back wall, and pretty much everything wooden except for the chairs. The result is a comfortable and beautiful space. They have more expertise on the team from their brewer, Jim McCaskey, who has been homebrewing in San Diego for over 20 years. McCaskey’s brewing honors include winning the Annual Karl Strauss Pro-Am competition in 2015. That is no mean feat given that San Diego has probably the most advanced homebrewing scene in the world. McCaskey is now brew-
ing on a seven-barrel system from San Diego manufacturer Premier Stainless. They currently have four fermenters but there is room to add more as they grow. I was able to sample four Dogleg beers about 10 days before the soft opening and all of them were good. Their 12 taps will offer a wide variety of options to appeal to both beer aficionados and people new to beer. With capacity for 150, including 10 seats at the bar, some leather sofas, several high tables seating eight and a large patio, customers will enjoy the ambience as well as the beer and golf amenities. By the way, they are so new that Google Maps doesn’t even know the building exists: Go to the end of the road and turn left into the parking lot off the cul-de-sac, then keep going past Eppig and you’ll see it on the right. *** Rip Current Brewing (San Marcos) is hosting a bottle release party on Nov. 8. The beer is a version of Black Lagoon, a 13% ABV Scotch Ale, that spent 31 months in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels. The base version of this beer won a silver at the 2019 US Open Beer Championships, and I can tell you that the taster of the barrel-aged version I got off the brite tank a week before bottling was truly exceptional. I had a long conversation with Rip Current owner Paul Sangster that I’ll write about in next week’s column.
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Beautiful wine country, plagued by fires, will bounce back
onoma County has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the last several years and now, sadly, it is again. In October 2017, the Tubbs fire, which began in Calistoga and roared through Sonoma, Napa and Lake counties, destroyed 5,200 homes and structures, burned about 39,000 acres, cost $1.3 billion and took 22 lives. Santa Rosa took the biggest hit, with many neighborhoods going up in smoke. Now, as I write, the Kincade fire is ravaging the same area. So far, nearly 80,000 acres have burned, and who knows how many more this conflagration will take. Meteorologists forecast more high winds and residents are weary and discouraged. In early October, my husband and I visited Northern Sonoma County’s Wine Road, which includes the American Viticultural Areas (AVA) of Russia River Valley; Alexander Valley; Dry Creek Valley; Green Valley; Chalk Hill; and my favorite name, Rockpile. From what we could see, both nature and people appeared to have done an amazing rebound from 2017. Our friends showed us some of the burned areas, which were not immediately obvious, and we also saw neighborhoods in various stages of rebuilding. The day after we left
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hit the road e’louise ondash wine country, the lights went out. Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting off power to its customers in Sonoma County, surrounding areas and in San Francisco’s East Bay, ostensibly because it’s the best way to prevent fire in hot, dry, windy conditions., Despite these measures, it’s déjà vu all over again. The Kincade fire sprang to life Oct. 23, and some Sonoma County residents are watching their homes burn for the second time in two years. Many are doing an evacuation-rewind. Healdsburg, with its storybook Victorians and redwood-shaded town square, is empty, as is Windsor and many wineries, restaurants, lodgings and shops — all dependent upon tourism. While there, we met many Wine Road people (an organization of about half of Sonoma County’s 400plus wineries) who have an unmatched dedication to and passion for sustainable agriculture, viticulture and winemaking. They do all the hard work and take the chances and we have only to show up and enjoy it.
BILL AND BETSY Nachbaur are the owners of Acorn Winery, located in once-again fire-ravaged Sonoma County. Courtesy photo
It’s difficult to write about Sonoma County when it’s burning, but eventually it won’t be. That’s when the people and businesses of the Wine Road will need visitors. So, when that time arrives, head north and reach out to some of these good people we met along the way: • His fans call him Farmer T and he has 45,000 followers on Instagram. That’s because Tucker Taylor loves sharing his enthusiasm for agriculture and the unique plants and trees for which he “scours the globe.” As Director of Culinary Gardens at Kendall Jackson Winery (https://www.kj.com) in Fulton, Taylor manages four acres of garden where he cultivates vegetables, fruit trees, flowers, herbs and
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unfamiliar treasures like oyster leaf from Scotland’s moors; kinome, a small Japanese tree; and oca, a Peruvian sorrel. Birds, bats, chickens and bees all figure in the production, too. Taylor also hosts periodic farmto-table events in his bucolic garden, a setting to rival any Sunset Magazine layout. • Betsy Nachbaur can tell the story of Healdsburg’s Acorn Winery (https:// acornwinery.com/) in the early morning with more enthusiasm than most of us can muster by noon. She and husband Bill, a former lawyer, began growing grapes for others, then decided to make their own wine. Their unique blends begin right in the field where different varietals are grown and harvested together. It’s an im-
pressive idea. • Millennials Alex and Katie Bowman may be the youngest Wine Road winemakers, but family roots in the county are generations deep. Bowman Cellars (https : / / bow mancellars. com) opened in February 2018 in a historic building in tiny Graton. The shiny Airstream trailer on the front patio converts to a food truck for events, and guests gather on the wide front porch for tastings, music, and cannabis events. They want to create a “laid-back” but “edgy” vibe, Katie says. And, get this: Return your wine bottles for refills and save $4. • Winemaker David Munksgard is the consummate storyteller and a delight to follow on a tour
ironhorsevineyards.com) in Sebastopol. His rolling, humorous and professorial narration will make you feel a whole lot smarter. Make a reservation for his truck tour. The winery is a challenge to find, but persistence will be rewarded with a beautiful view from their hilltop domain. • According to Patrick Lytle, general manager at Jigar Wines (https://www. jigarwines.com/) in Forestville, “the source is everything.” Jigar winemakers want you to taste the specific vineyard in each bottle. The family-owned boutique winery sources grapes from five growers in the Russian River and Dry Creek valleys and vineyards in the Mendocino area. Tasting room conversation is comfortable, casual and informative. • It’s clear that Andrew Lynch, tasting room supervisor, loves to leave his post and walk the acres of the working farm at Lynmar Estate (https://lynmarestate. com) in Sebastopol. A large, colorful flower garden hugs the patio where visitors can enjoy wine and the flavorof-the-month popcorn, like roasted fig leaf and Gravenstein apple, both fruits grown on the property – and experience enhanced by the beautiful setting. Check out the Wine Road at (www.wineroad. com). Free map and concierge service available, too.
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Odd Files Inexplicable Mothers Lounge, a company catering to new mothers, has conceived some awkward conversations for women on the receiving end of a recent marketing campaign. The company sent out maternity congratulations cards signed by “Jenny B” that included gift cards and coupons for products attractive to pregnant women. The problem is, as the BBC reported, many of the recipients aren’t pregnant. A woman in Memphis, Tennessee, tweeted: “Who the hell is Jenny B and why did she send me $245 in gift cards to my childhood home congratulating me on my pregnancy?! This is literally how my mother thought she was finding out that I was pregnant. I’m calling the FBI.” Another woman’s mother was “immediately so excited and freaked out ... I had to quickly tell her I am not in fact pregnant.” Mothers Lounge spokesman Scott Anderson explained that a third-party marketing company provided the mailing list. Sounds like a false-positive to us. [BBC, 10/29/2019] Awwwwwww Faith the one-legged mallard duck, of Gardner, Maine, will soon have more than one leg to stand on, thanks to Loni Hamner. Faith lost her leg in a fox attack last year but has been making do, Hamner told the Bangor Daily News: “She has taught herself how to stand
T he R ancho S anta F e News and balance on that one leg, [and] she can sort of hop and hobble around.” But Hamner wants a better quality of life for Faith. “So I started doing some research and found an online post about someone getting a prosthetic leg and foot for a chicken [that] was made in a 3D printer,” Hamner said. That led her to Paul Bussiere, 3D lab manager at the University of Maine Advanced Structure and Composites Center. Bussiere, a “pet-lover,” has eight 3D printers at his home and promised Hamner he would make a prosthetic leg and foot for Faith in his spare time. Hamner is also working with Michael Anfang, whose Washington State-based company makes splints and foot prosthetics for ducks and chickens, along with a human occupational therapist who has offered to help develop a physical therapy regimen for Faith. Faith is a lucky duck! [Bangor Daily News, 10/27/2019] Putting Off the Inevitable Convicted bank robber and career criminal Michael Jauernik, 71, received a sentence of more than 12 years in prison in Germany on Oct. 7, but managed to stall his incarceration by delivering a five-day-long closing statement that included anecdotes about his career in crime and details about his fitness routine. Twenty hours into the soliloquy, the judge finally cut him off, saying she wished she had done so earlier in light of his “excessive digressions,” The Guardian reported. Jau-
ernik, who wore sunglasses throughout his trial, told the court, “I am more intelligent and clever than any employee of the criminal police agency, that much is sure.” [The Guardian, 10/7/2019] It’s Hard to Find Good Help After six years of litigation, six men were found guilty of attempted murder in late October in Guangxi, China, for participating in a chain of subcontracted murder-for-hire plots that never resulted in a death. Businessman Tan Youhui started the chain by hiring a hit man to “take out” a rival identified only as Mr. Wei, reported the BBC. That hit man then subcontracted a second hit man to do the dirty deed. Hit man No. 2 subcontracted with hit man No. 3, who then reached out to hit man No. 4. After getting the nod from No. 4, hit man No. 5, Ling Xiansi, decided on a different scheme: He contacted the target, Mr. Wei, and proposed they fake the murder and take the cash, which by this point amounted to 100,000 yen. Wei agreed, then reported the case to the police. Tan and the five hitmen will serve sentences ranging from 31 months to five years. [BBC, 10/22/2019] Least Competent Criminal Miguel Angel Reyes-Avila, 23, of Half Moon Bay, California, waited patiently until his neighbors took their dog for a walk on Oct. 6, then pounced, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. The San Jose Mercu-
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ry News reports Reyes-Avila then allegedly entered their home through an open window and lifted about $4,000 worth of jewelry, plus the keys to their 2009 Mitsubishi. When the neighbors returned home and found their car gone, they called police, who asked neighborhood folks to share their security footage. Most helpful was the video from Reyes-Avila’s own home, provided by another resident who was happy to help law enforcement. The camera caught a suspect driving away in the car, and sheriff’s office spokesperson Rosemerry Blankswade said officers recognized Reyes-Avila from earlier incidents and arrested him on Oct. 10 on charges of felony burglary and grand theft auto. [San Jose Mercury News, 10/17/2019] Precocious Pet Archie, a French bulldog/Boston terrier mix who lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his human, Dee Borkowski, is in the doghouse after a fiery event on Oct. 16. As Borkowski watched Archie via her home security camera, he contentedly lounged on the couch, chewing on a cigarette lighter. Suddenly, United Press International reported, the lighter ignited, and her couch burst into flames. Borkowski called the fire department, and the 10-monthold puppy escaped unhurt, although her apartment suffered thousands of dollars of damage. Borkowski has changed Archie’s Instagram handle to “Archie the Arsonist.” [UPI, 10/28/2019] Unconventional Sports Housekeepers from The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas took first place in the Las Vegas Housekeeping Olympics
NOV. 8, 2019 on Oct. 23, beating out second- and third-place teams from The Mirage and Circus Circus, United Press International reported. The competition, which took place at the Mandalay Bay resort, included bed-making contests, vacuum races and a toilet paper toss. Mandalay Bay President Chuck Bowling said the Olympics are a way of celebrating overlooked workers in the hospitality industry. [UPI, 10/25/2019] People With Issues Residents of the Oakland neighborhood in Topeka, Kansas, called police just after midnight on Oct. 27 to report that someone was driving construction equipment around the area. The Topeka Capital Journal reported that when officers arrived, they found 46-yearold Shane Dee Funk behind the wheel of a loader, a piece of heavy equipment, driving it through yards and streets and damaging property. Police Capt. Colleen Stuart said Funk refused to stop for officers, and “numerous residences in the loader’s path were evacuated for safety purposes.” When Funk turned the loader toward police, they fired nonlethal bean bag pellets at him to disable him. Funk was treated at a hospital, then booked into the Shawnee County Jail on charges of felony theft, criminal damage to property, aggravated assault to a law enforcement officer and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement. [Topeka Capital Journal, 10/27/2019] Compelling Explanation An unnamed resident of the Wilson Lane apartments in Elkins, West Virginia, told police she left her home for a few minutes on Oct. 18,
returning a short time later to find a neighbor, Ronald L. Thorne Jr., 52, “standing in her apartment eating her lasagna from the refrigerator.” He went on to tell her he “just wanted to talk and maybe more,” and then he returned to his own apartment, carrying the lasagna and one of her forks, according to the police report. The Inter-Mountain reports the woman also told Randolph County Sheriff’s officers that her home had been ransacked and $20 was missing from her purse. When officers confronted Thorne, he told them he “had been sleepwalking and had woke up standing in his neighbor’s apartment,” the complaint stated. The officers also noticed a pan of lasagna on his table, and Thorne told them “she could have it back.” Thorne was arrested and charged with burglary; as he was being processed, a $20 bill was found in his wallet. [The Inter-Mountain, 10/22/2019] Smooth Reaction In Shelbyville, Kentucky, on Oct. 28, a female customer picking up her food at a KFC drive-thru became angry when she realized she didn’t have a fork and a napkin, witnesses told WLKY, so she pulled out a gun and shot out the drive-thru window. KFC released a statement expressing gratitude that no one was shot, and Charlene Witt, the manager of the Subway restaurant across the street, is using the incident as a teaching moment in her own store: “If someone comes in irate, just give them what they want. ... [G]et them out of the store as quick as you can.” Police are still searching for the woman. [WLKY, 10/28/2019]
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be opened with a nominal $35 corkage fee each. The main show — Morton’s steak! We had an Idaho-raised Snake River Farm 10-ounce New York Medallion and Prime Dry Aged Cajun Ribeye. It had perfect marbling and flavoring and buffet of sides. We finished our “Over the Top Excellence” dinner with Grand Marnier soufflé and port. EMILIO NARES FOUNDATION CEO Karen Terra, left, with DiVisit at mortons.com. ane Nares at Harvest for Hope fundraiser.
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Harvest for Hope Recap This is a follow to our Sept. 22 column that focused on Harvest for Hope. As a reminder, this fundraising event was started by Richard and Diane Nares who lost their son after a three-year battle with cancer when he passed away at 5 years old. They launched the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) in San Diego that spread throughout the county and is now available in Orange County with hopes of reaching Los Angeles. ENF has provided and continues to provide resources and support with its flagship Ride With Emilio transportation program ensuring that no child misses life-saving cancer treatment due to lack of transportation. More than 986 families have been supported with some 94,924 miles of rides. Technical
Director Rico mentioned it was one of the most heartfelt charity events he has ever attended. Eighteen wineries and wine-related companies plus some 18 restaurants and a craft beer sponsor donated their products and services including Morton’s. A highlight of the show was cancer survivor Amy Burkman, who created a live on the spot painting that was auctioned for $4,000. To learn more about the foundation or donate, visit enfhope.org, or contact Katie Khasim at (858) 571-3328. Wine Bytes • Our hearts go out to Sonoma Country vineyards and wineries who have been battling the Kincade wildfire and loss of electricity for the past two weeks, es-
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pecially Soda Rock winery in Healdsburg that was consumed by the wildfires. • West End Bar and Kitchen in Del Mar is hosting a “Dinner with Huneeus Family wineries featuring Quintessa” at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at $75 per person. The Huneeus family dedicates itself on capturing the beauty and harmony through organically and biodynamically farmed and harvested wines. RSVP at (858) 2595878. • Wine Vault & Bistro in San Diego is presenting a Ridge Winemaker Dinner No. 1 with Winemaker Eric Baugher from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 featuring Ridge’s Zin and Zin blends paired with braised pork, grilled steak, and roasted duck. Cost is $75 per person. RSVP at (619) 295-3939.
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Little Free Libraries bring more books to La Colonia By Lexy Brodt
SOLANA BEACH — Residents or visitors to the city’s La Colonia de Eden Gardens neighborhood might have spotted a bright blue box in front of Wardell Builders, full to the brim with books in both Spanish and English. Such boxes may soon become a regular sight in La Colonia, with the Valley Avenue remodeling company hoping their Little Free Library might set an example for other neighborhood businesses or residents. “I just think it’s a great idea for kids to have books,” said Tracy Wardell, who operates the business with her husband, Terry. For Wardell Builders, the idea was as simple as providing easy access to reading — particularly in a community with rich cultural and linguistic diversity. La Colonia is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the area, known for its Mexican-American roots. The Solana Beach residents have long been active in the La Colonia community, where they started their business about 15 years ago. And during that time, they’ve made it a point to promote books and reading in the area. Wardell said the business previously hosted a book-mobile at the annual La Colonia Día de los Muertos event and has donated books to the Head Start program at St. Leo’s, a local church just down the street. “We’re happy to help out any way we can, as often as we can,” said Wardell. Inspired by the Little Free Libraries concept — which has been widely embraced across the country — the Wardells purchased a blue-colored, re-
cycled-plastic display case and posted it near the front of their building. In order to get the box filled and spread the word, the Wardells turned to active La Colonia resident Lisa Montes, also the vice president of the La Colonia Community Foundation. She was able to gather books for the box by approaching Oceanside resident Edward Becerra, who founded a nonprofit called Educations Begins in the Home. The organization aims to promote literacy in the Latino community by providing free books — a service that will now be extended to the Wardells’ library box. Montes is hoping to galvanize the rest of the community to do something similar — challenging local business to purchase and post Little Free Libraries on their own properties. She said Becerra is open to providing books for other future mini-libraries in La Colonia as well. The possibility has now become a neighborhood effort, with Montes turning to the nearby La Colonia Boys & Girls Club branch to help store any books to be used for Little Free Libraries, and reaching out to La Colonia Changers, a neighborhood youth activist group, to help organize the books and keep the boxes well-stocked. “We have a library (in Solana Beach), it’s a great resource, but this is just another way to reach out to people to promote literacy,” Montes said. For more information on how to bring a Little Free Library to your property, contact Lisa Montes at LacoloniacommunityandLisa@gmail.com, or visit: https://littlefreelibrary.org.
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Jung’s interests are also very diverse, especially her desire to travel the world — 91 countries so far. Her most challenging trip was climbing up to the base camp of Mt. Everest, which took eight days. Another memorable trip was a visit to Bhutan, the happiest country in the world. The difficulty to get there, the traditional dress and customs, and the sheer isolation of the country made Bhutan one of her favorites. While 91 countries seem like plenty to most people, Jung aims to travel to more countries in Africa (she’s only been to Morocco) and Machu Picchu in Peru. Besides travel adventures, Jung has gone rock climbing, sky diving, and
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bungee jumping. She also graduated from culinary school, so she loves trying out the latest restaurants. Her latest extracurricular activity is joining the Toastmasters, which meets at the library Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., so she has no excuse not to participate. And of course, Jung loves to read. So far, she’s read 31 books this year (she read over 50 last year), and enjoys mysteries, thrillers and sometimes romantic comedies. Jung brings with her a sense of enthusiasm for learning. She plans to increase awareness of what the library has to offer by going out to the farmers market, organizing summer reading programs, and outreach with the local schools. After school days, the library becomes an active setting for students to do home-
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the spring 2020, including a blanket drive, food drive, pet toy collection and safety information. An important partnership the library has is with the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild, whose volunteers and fundraising are a big help to the library. The Book Cellar (located next to the library) sells used books for adults and children and is the only bookstore in Rancho Santa Fe. And the guild coordinates author visits with Warwick’s bookstore. Jung looks forward to getting to know the residents better and promoting some of the countywide library initiatives: citizenship classes, online library high school, and a gear up to kindergarten program. “San Diego is so beautiful, the people are open and diverse,” Jung said. “And I’m so fortunate to be in Rancho Santa Fe where the people are friendly and nice. I am glad to give any way I can.” Stop by and say hello to Jung and find out where her next travel adventure will be. The Rancho Santa Fe Library is located at 17040 Avenida de Acacias. For more information, call (858) 756-2512 or visit www.sdcl. org/locations_RF. Library Guild of Rancho Santa Fe, www.rsflibraryguild.org.
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Buddha Music Group show to raise money for disabled vets By Alexander Wehrung
REGION — Disabled Marine Corps veteran Marc Devoe (stationed at Camp Pendleton from 1993 to 1997) founded Buddha Music Group to help artists express themselves and contribute positive messages to the world. “I’ve always had a love for music, and I always found that music made me feel good, it motivated me either to be more focused or driven,” said Devoe, who considers himself a “serial entrepreneur.” When he realized that music has the power to “change the masses,” he decided to get involved with charities. BMG’s upcoming event Radiance — to be performed on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at the World Beat Center in San Diego — aims to raise $15,000 for the Travis Manion and Stan Lee foundations, to empower veterans and the families of fallen soldiers.
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Radiance will also serve as a dual album launch for two artists: Kiyoshi, a conscious hip-hop artist, and DTO, whose work revolves around international yoga music. Dance and visual performances will all work in tandem with a theatrical performance depicting a fictional story that has a certain significance to Devoe. Said story involves a soldier named Ian and his lover Diane. After the couple split due to Ian’s struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, he goes on a journey of self-discovery that BMG calls “positive, encouraging and hopeful.” BMG hopes that the event will illuminate the struggle veterans endure in regard to PTSD; Devoe noted that elements of the story were based on trauma he has experienced in his life. “The story is about finding hope in the midst of trauma, and that these types of trauma doesn’t
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The Carmel Valley Library Concert Series presents 16-year-old virtuoso violinist Sara Maxman at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, accompanied by pianist Yulia Atoyan. Concerts are free and open to the public. For further information call (858) 552-1668.
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brings a holiday performance, “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” to North County with a performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 23, at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe. Tickets $30 genCHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT eral admission, $15 for stuMusic By The Sea pres- dents and military at bodhients Baroque & Brass, L.A. treeconcerts.org. Camerata and the Oakwood Brass in concert at 7:30 p.m. ENCINITAS ART NIGHT Nov. 15 at the Encinitas LiEnjoy an evening of vibrary, 540 Cornish Drive, sual art from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. Encinitas. Tickets $14. 23, as Encinitas civic and loThe concert will highlight cal art galleries swing open chamber music by women their doors at Art Night Encomposers. Visit losangeles- cinitas. The bi-monthly art camerata.org or https://bit. open house benefits artists ly/2LkAFyl. through the sale of their art. Participating Galleries include Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive; Civic GARDEN SCULPTURE Center Art Gallery at City Sculpture in the Gar- Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave.; den X showcases 10 sculp- First Street Gallery, 820 tures from nine talented artists 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 30 at San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. All sculptures are for sale. Naomi Nussbaum, curator. More information at sdbgarden.org/sculpture. htm.
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There will be an Opening Art Reception for Cheryl Ehlers as part of Art Night Encinitas from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, as three city galleries swing their doors open in celebration of the city’s diverse visual art scene, coupled with live music and refreshments and a holiday art sale with items under $100. For more details about the Art N Encinitas visit http://encinitasca. gov/VisualArt.
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Moonlight Amphitheatre offers some old-time rock ‘n’ roll with The DooWop Project at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at 1250 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Ticket Price Range: $15 to $40. For tickets and information, visit moonlightstage.com or call (760) 724-2110.
S. Coast Highway 101; Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101; Art N Soul on the 101, 633 S. Coast Highway 101; Bliss 101, Lux Art Institute and Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.
An Expressive Arts workshop series: PhotoPainting from 10 a.m. to noon through Nov. 22 is open to all patients at UC San Diego Cancer Center, 1200 Garden View Road, # 101, Encinitas. PhotoPainting is an eight-week series dedicated to using personal pictures, painting, layering CHRISTMAS TRUCE CONCERT Bodhi Tree Concerts and texturing on canvas.
North Coast Rep presents “The Sunshine Boys” The Education Department at the California Cen- by Neil Simon and directed ter for the Arts, Escondido by Jeffrey B. Moss Wednesis hosting another free “2nd Saturday” art lesson Nov. 9, finger painting the king of the jungle using no brushes and only bright acrylic colors The first class is from 10 to 11 a.m. and the Protecting chiLDren, Finances second class is from 11:15 & assets For over 23 years a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido. For more information, visit http://artcenter.org/ event/2nd-saturday-acrylic-lion-finger-painting/.
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and provides compensation to disabled veterans for their injuries. The foundation itself also raises money to provide for literacy and arts programs. Devoe thinks that today, veterans who have received physical or psychological wounds need more help and support, citing a statistic he’s read that 22 veterans a day die by suicide. “That, to me, is unacceptable, that we can’t provide for these veterans coming back from serving our country.” “I’d like to see more and more people and organizations stepping up to say, ‘Hey, yeah, we know that this is an issue,’” he said, saying that holistic methods of healing, such as music, ought to be at least considered. Tickets for Radiance are $22.22 for general seating, and $33.33 for reserved seating with a gift bag. Tickets can be purchased at purplepass.com
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