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MODEL STUDENT Trenton Potenziani uses a model of a rocket to make his own. Photo by Patty McCormac

Group offers after-school ‘Xcite’-ment By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Who knew! Lengths of PVC pipe, duct tape and empty water bottles can be turned into stomp rockets, that go, well ... very high. A group of students from R. Roger Rowe School learned just how to make it happen during an afterschool program called ClubXcite, where they are members of the Mechanical Builders and Robotics Club.

On Jan. 31, 12 students came to the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center for the activity. The older children used hacksaws to cut the pipe into the proper lengths.Then, they all received instruction on how to construct the launch pad and make the rocket, all from the pipe, duct tape and a few pieces of cardboard. “I’m going to name my rocket Blue Lightening,” second-grader Charlie Johnson

said. When they finished with the construction phase, they went out to the blacktop and launched their rockets by stomping on the water bottle. It was impressive to the children and to bystanders. Alex Johnson, mother of Charlotte, said she loves the program. “Last week they made catapults. They use them to launch marshmallows around the house,” she said with a

laugh. She added that she liked the idea that the children were having fun while learning. Indeed on this day, they learned a little about aero dynamics. “When a child can build something with their own hands, it gives them confidence in their own abilities,” Chelsea Heller, program TURN TO GROUP ON A18

Nonresident golf club memberships on agenda By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The issue of offering nonresident associate golf club memberships to former Covenant members will be on the agenda of the Association meeting Feb. 17. “We decided to notify the entire membership of the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, because it is a community asset and we wanted them to

have the opportunity for input,” said Director Roxanna Foxx after the Jan. 20 meeting, where the issue was hotly debated. Anyone with an opinion is invited to voice it at the meeting at 9 a.m. at the Association’s boardroom. Those in favor of the golf club’s proposal said they wish to retain their friends and fellow golfers who supported the

club for years, but have been forced by circumstance to sell their property and move away. The year-to-year memberships would help pump up the flagging number of club members, which have dropped by 12 percent during the past few years. Steve Nordstrom, general manager, said at least 100 members have been lost in the past five years and that fewer members are signing up.

Those on the other side are members who argued against the proposal, telling the Association that many people who are not members of the club may not learn about the proposal until it was too late so they would be unable to make a decision about it. Also they warned the Association it was on a slippery slope of diluting the value of regular memberships.

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RANCHO SANTA FE — Crime is down overall within the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser told the Association at its Feb. 3 meeting. “As you may recall, we have been working to reduce crime in the village area,” he said. “In 2008, we experienced 25 (crimes). That number dropped to 11 in 2009 and last year it was nine.” He said two of the crimes were robberies. In one case Bank of America was robbed. “The suspects were arrested right after that by sheriff’s deputies,” he said. The other robbery took place at a home. Of the five major crime types, burglary and grand theft showed a decrease. There were 17 burglaries, which is a decrease of 24 cases from last year. Of the 17 burglaries, five involved vehicles, six were commercial and six were residential. The commercial burglaries were at businesses in the village and construction sites. Wellhouser said alarm calls accounted for 18 percent of all the calls handled by the patrol. They responded to 620 alarms compared to 632 in 2009. “Three were actual burglaries, the rest were false in nature,” he said. For the calendar year 2010, the patrol responded to 3,308 calls for service. This is an increase of 34 calls from 2009, he said. There was one homicide. In January 2010, the body of Dr. Robert Stonebreaker, a Del Mar veterinarian, was found in Rancho Santa Fe. The case is still under investigation by the sheriff’s department. On the upswing are traffic collisions. “Traffic collisions TURN TO CRIME ON A18

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FEB. 11, 2011

ODD FILES

Woman sprayed in parking lot

by CHUCK SHEPHERD

Lead story “Tall, slim, facial symmetry,” “good teeth,” along with classic makeup and dress and graceful movement, might comprise the inventory list for any beauty contest winner, and they are also the criteria for victors in Niger’s traditional “Gerewol” festival — except that the contestants are all males and the judges all females. Cosmetics are especially crucial, with symbolic black, yellow and white patterns and stripes (with white being the color of “loss” and “death”). A special feature of the pageants, according to a January BBC television report, is that when the female judges each select their winners, they are allowed to marry them (or have flings), irrespective of any pre-existing marriage by either party.

By Shelli DeRobertis

FAMILY LUNCHTIME Savannah Jane and Jason Mossy and Brent and Lucas Grizzle. Courtesy photos

DAY WITH DAD

Can’t Possibly Be True • It was a prestigious hospital on a worthy mission (to recruit hard-to-match bone marrow donors to beef up dwindling supplies), but UMass Memorial Medical Center (Worcester, Mass.) went hardcore: hiring young female models in short skirts to flirt with men at New Hampshire shopping centers to entice them to give DNA swabs for possible matches. Complaints piled up because state law requires insurance providers to cover the tests, at $4,000 for each swab submitted by the love-struck flirtees, and the hospital recently dropped the program, according to a December New York Times report. • In December, McCaskey East High School in Lancaster, Pa., established a dynamic new program to improve their students’ educational outcomes: racial segregation. At least three of the 11 junior class homerooms were designated as black-only with black girls “mentored” during homeroom period by black female teachers and black boys mentored by black male teachers (on the theory that kids will learn more from people who look like them). • Vietnam veteran Ronald Flanagan, in the midst of expensive treatment for bone cancer, had his medical insurance canceled in January because his wife mistakenly keyed in a “7” instead of a “9” in the “cents” space while paying the couple’s regular premium online, leaving the Flanagans 2 cents short. Said the administrator, Ceridian COBRA Services, that remittance “fit into the definition in the regulations of ‘insufficient payment’” and allows termination. (Ceridian said it warned the Flanagans before cancellation, but Ron Flanagan said the “warning” was just an TURN TO ODD FILES ON A15

It is smiles and sunshine all around as Horizon Prep students enjoyed lunch and recess with dad on Dad’s Day on Jan. 28. “Many of the dads don’t even seem to mind their suits and ties because they’re enjoying the break in their day with their children,” Horizon Prep Interim Vice Principal HIGHER DADDY! From left, Jaden Boyer and Makenna Leasure get an extra push from their dads, Holly Morey said. Kevin Boyer, not pictured, and Gary Leasure.

FATHER CHILD SMILES Left, Jake, Michael and Luke Gianni enjoying lunch together. Above, Horizon Prep second-grader Julia Clark has playground fun with her dad, Mike.

New soccer fields slated for Ranch schools By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe School Board has chosen the type and style of soccer field for its new school and if all goes well, it can be built during the summer and be ready when school starts in September. The board chose the U13 field type, appropriate for a middle school, and artificial turf for it. “It will serve the community year-round, last longer, we can use it during the summer and (it will) enable us to have a better soccer field,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney at the board’s Feb. 1 meeting. Trustees decided against the natural turf for a

By Wehtahnah Tucker

Cleff Architect and Engineering Inc., said the industry keeps its eye on the NFL and what they are using. Ritto wondered if there TURN TO SOCCER ON A20

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Following are costs for both artificial turf and natural grass based on a 10-year period:

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$1,281,770

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$120,000

Water

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$140,000

Replacement

$375,000

$50,000

Total cost

$2,216,770

$1,591,770

Average cost/year

$221,677

$159,177

labor. Trustee Marti Ritto was concerned about the possibilities of injuries on the new turf. Debra Vaughn-Cleff, project engineer from Webb

Agency prepares to dump more sand ENCINITAS — In an effort to shore up the county’s eroding beaches, the San Diego Association of Governments put forth the first comprehensive sand replenishment plan in more than a decade. Two dozen city and agency officials joined a few residents at a meeting on Feb. 2 to review the draft environmental report. A similar project, which placed approximately 2 million cubic yards of sand on 12 of the region’s beaches, was completed in 2001. The current project, known as the Regional Beach Sand Project II, would dredge beach quality sand from three offshore borrow sites and place the material at receiver sites from

Cost breakdown

number of reasons including the ever-increasing cost of water. Tim Ireland, project manager, said that between 35 and 40 percent of the cost of construction will be for

VISTA — A woman was pepper-sprayed and knocked to the ground by what appeared to be a juvenile who tried to rob her as she left a Wells Fargo bank after withdrawing a large amount of money Feb. 4, according to the sheriff’s department. The crime happened at just before 11 a.m. at 930 S. Santa Fe Ave., and deputies at the sheriff’s station in Vista responded to a call that a bank customer was robbed in the parking lot. A Hispanic male suspect, described as 17 to 18 years old, confronted a female victim and demanded her purse as she walked to her vehicle in the bank’s parking lot, according to Sgt. Rob Smith of the Vista patrol station. The suspect demanded that the victim give the suspect her purse, but she refused, Smith said in a release. The suspect then sprayed pepper spray — an inflammatory that causes immediate burning and closing of the eyes — in the victim’s face and tried to get the purse out of her hands, which was followed by a struggle that ended with the victim being knocked to the ground and sustaining scrapes and bruises, authorities said. Witnesses came to the victim’s aid, yelled at the suspect to leave her alone and called the police. The information provided by authorities said that the suspect fled the scene without the woman’s purse. Detectives were shortly able to locate the suspect’s vehicle at an apartment complex at University Drive. The vehicle was unoccupied and the investigation is ongoing, according to Smith.


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Stocks, Gaspar, Bond approve unearned extra paycheck for manager By Andrew Audet

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Cal State San Marcos’ 2011 report By Julie Wright

Cal State University San Marcos is moving quickly toward its 25th anniversary in 2015 with a focus on building for the future, in partnership with and to the benefit of our dynamic and growing region. This was the message that President Karen Haynes delivered to nearly 500 regional leaders from government, business and service organizations on at her seventh annual Report to the Community. Over the last two decades, Cal State San Marcos has established itself as a leader and first responder to the challenges and changes our region

has faced. Take, for example, the university’s guaranteed admission programs, which answer the overwhelming need to get students in our own backyard prepared for and into college. In our region, 17 percent of students today are dropping out of high school and,of those who stay in school, only 44 percent complete college preparatory courses. In 2006 Cal State San Marcos partnered with the San Marcos Unified School District and guaranteed admission to all of its graduating seniors — if they did the work and met minimum admissions requirements. Four years later, nearly 300 stu-

dents have been admitted under the agreement and the university now has six other similar MOUs with regional school districts and organizations. Or consider Cal State San Marcos’ outstanding Veterans Program, which mobilizes the university’s ability to do its part in assisting our region’s thousands of veterans to make the transition to the civilian workforce — a number expected to increase dramatically as more military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan complete their service. The university is now ranked in the TURN TO CAL STATE ON A15

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The next time taxpayers pony up property taxes they might reflect on paying City Manager Cotton’s reported pension costing taxpayers and earning Cotton $2.3 million over the next 20 years. In 2007, with the economy melting down, the council majority of Stocks and Bond awarded Cotton a near quarter-million-dollar contract with term 4.1 stipulating Cotton receive a “total base” annual salary of $198,723 (nearly 150 percent more than Encinitas median income of $79,714. — see Wikipedia). Denied a raise in 2010, Cotton resigned and began receiving a reported monthly pension of $6,454. Cotton had the good luck to be rehired as interim city manager by his friends at City Hall at a monthly rate of $15,000. His ability to “double dip” on taxpayers appears to have paid him $21,454 monthly or $257,448 annually. It seems the liberal spending of Stocks and Bonds made sure the position got a raise after all. Opponents of big government spending were dumbfounded when Stocks, Gaspar and Bond placed special interests before public interests and approved Cotton the unearned “extra paycheck” he received in 2009 that “spiked” his taxpayer funded pension. Unlike his quarter million dollar deal which was voted on in public Cotton’s ‘extra paycheck’ was purposely kept from public debate and never voted on. The spin from Stocks, Gaspar and Bond is that 2009 had an “extra pay period” that supposedly happens once a decade. In liberally doling out our tax money the three want us to believe there were magically 54 weeks in 2009. In justifying Cotton the unearned paycheck, the city attorney is quoted “if he worked the two weeks he should be paid the two weeks.” What two weeks? The two weeks never existed.Bond said,“He should be paid what he earned.” What Cotton worked was 52 weeks

in one year. What Cotton had was a contract stipulating the “total annual base” salary he agreed to. What Stocks,Gaspar and Bond have given Cotton is an unearned extra paycheck exceeding his agreed to deal allowing him to spike his lifetime pension at taxpayer expense. Stocks, Gaspar, Bond and the city attorney appear incapable of understanding a contract and representing the best interests of the public. Had they understood the contract they would have seen Cotton’s signature agreeing to the annual total base salary he had already been paid and denied him the unearned extra pay exceeding the total. Were they representing the best interests of the public they would have enforced the contract Cotton had signed saving taxpayers potentially hundreds of thousands. Is Gaspar, who represented herself to voters as a fiscal conservative, as liberal with her business expenses as she is with the taxpayer give away she supported by approving Cotton more money than taxpayers owed him? In her role as CFO at Gaspar Physical Therapy does she routinely pay more money than she is contractually obligated to when her business profits are at stake, or is she comfortable over paying on contracts only when taxpayers are footing the bill? Sadly,Stocks,Gaspar and Bond would have us believe there were 14 extra days in 2009 and a mythical “54 week pay period.” For many the whiff of impropriety smells of the rotten deals in the city of Bell with spiked pensions and unearned paychecks. Is it time to ask who is looking out for the taxpayers’ best interest and to stop electing big government spenders who treat our tax dollars like personal piggy banks to the benefit of their friends? Those with interest in reading term 4.1 of Mr. Cotton’s employment contract, definition of the word “total,” related news stories, and video of the city attorney and council members can go to www.encinitasethics council.com.

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Doctor heads to Solomon Islands to repay residents community CALENDAR By Lillian Cox

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DEMO CarlsbadOceanside Art League will host an art demonstration with oil and acrylic artist Hyatt Moore from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Calavera Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad. Admission is free to the public. Call (760) 434-8497 or visit www.coalartgallery.com to learn more.

ENCINITAS — Twice a year Dr. Eileen Natuzzi leaves her home and surgical practice in Encinitas to perform humanitarian work in the Solomon Islands, about 1,000 miles northeast of Australia.

Her seventh trip is scheduled for April when for four weeks she’ll head up an American medical team that will provide surgical care and teaching to local doctors. She estimates the value of her work and that of the

other surgeons, including loss of income, to be approximately $50,000 each person, each trip. Natuzzi says they are only paying an old debt. “The debt I feel we owe is to the people of the

Solomon Islands to help them improve their health care system,” she said. “Sixty-eight years ago during World War II, at great risk to their own lives, the young men of the Solomon Islands rescued our downed airmen, marooned

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FEB. 13 BEGONIAS 101 The Mabel Corwin Branch of the American Begonia Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas. Speaker Michael Ludwig will discuss everything you need to know about growing begonias. Call Marla Keith at (760) 815-8914 for more details.

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CAUGHT! The Drywaller Bandit, above, is believed to be responsible for robbing six banks in the Encinitas area, two banks in Oceanside and two banks in Pasadena, beginning in August 2010. He was apprehended on Feb. 3 after robbing a bank in Encinitas. Courtesy photo

Suspected Drywaller Bandit is behind bars By Shelli DeRobertis

ENCINITAS — The bank robber believed to be the Drywaller Bandit was arrested at 9:22 a.m. Feb. 3 after a Chase bank was robbed at 105 North El Camino Real. According to the FBI, San Diego division, a man who resembled the description of the Drywaller Bandit was seen walking into the Chase bank. The suspect was wearing a dust mask when the robbery occurred at about 9:15 a.m., according to reports. The suspect carried a black semi-automatic weapon and received an undisclosed amount of money before he left the bank on foot and headed eastbound, according to a joint release from the FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Office. Deputies pursued and apprehended the robber just a short distance from the bank at the intersection of Village Square Drive and Encinitas Boulevard. John Leendert Oskam, 39, of Pasadena, was charged with one count each of armed bank robbery and using a firearm during a crime, according to the FBI. According to the FBI, a federal complaint was filed Feb. 4 with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, charging Oskam with using a firearm to rob the Chase bank in Encinitas.

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crime REPORT A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis A report for the week of Jan. 26, 2011, to Feb. 1, 2011

UNPLUGGED Two kitchen appliances were stolen from a residence at Valpreda Road in San Marcos sometime between Jan. 24 and Jan. 26. The loss was valued at $2,700. NOT A CLEAN GETAWAY A female whose occupation was listed as providing janitorial services was arrested at a store on Center Drive in San Marcos and booked on felony commercial burglary charges for shoplifting nine items of clothing on Jan. 30. FIRED UP A concerned resident in Carlsbad called the police on Jan. 28 to report that a group of between four to eight people were having an illegal beach bonfire at a local beach, and throwing rocks at lifeguard tower No. 31. The responding officer noted in the report that no crime had been committed, and that the rocks being thrown were just marshmallows. PANT THIEF An armed robbery reportedly took place just before 1 p.m. on Jan. 29 at a Kohl’s store in San Marcos. The suspect allegedly stole three pairs of pants.

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KIDNAPPED A kidnapping was reported on Jan. 26, two days after the event allegedly happened at the 600 block of Monica Circle in Oceanside. A 29-year-old male victim was taken against his will by a male suspect in his early 40s and also by a female suspect in her 30s. NOT PET FRIENDLY On Jan. 30 a Vista man reported to authorities that someone had been cruel to his pet, and a report was written for animal cruelty. SIMPLE BATTERY A 20-yearold male employee at a grocery store on North Santa Fe Avenue in Vista was a victim of simple battery on Jan. 28 at 8:30 p.m. when two males — one a juvenile — were arrested for shoplifting liquor. The adult male, 19, was also charged with a misdemeanor for simple battery.

CRIME LOG Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of Jan. 26, 2011 to Feb. 1, 2011.

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Astoria on January 19, 2011. Marat Gennady Mikhaylich is Mikhaylich had been dubbed wanted for his alleged involvement the “Holiday Bandit” after his in the robbery of four banks in numerous bank robberies throughNew York in December of 2010 and out the holiday season. A federal January of 2011. arrest warrant was issued on Jan. Mikhaylich was born Aug. 10, 5, 2011, and Mikhaylich was 1975. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and charged with bank robbery. weighs 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Mikhaylich reportedly MARAT black hat, black ear muffs, dark robbed The Sovereign Bank in MIKHAYLICH sunglasses, a black winter jacket, Astoria on Dec. 9, 2010; The Ridgewood Savings Bank in Brooklyn on Dec. and dark blue jeans. He has been seen with a 23, 2010; The Sovereign Bank in Queens, on black handgun. If you know of his whereDec. 30, 2010; and The Capital One Bank in abouts, contact the nearest FBI office.

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Never attempt to arrest a fugitive yourself. These files should not be relied upon for any type of legal action. If the subject is a fugitive from our 10 Most Wanted page, e-mail San Diego Crime Stoppers or call their hot line at 888-580-TIPS 24 hours a day. For details, log on to www.sdsheriff.net/tmw. For warrant inquiries or information use the sheriff’s online Tip Form.

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Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0, Vehicle Theft 0

Seyyed Nasser Alavi Loftabad Battery, Unlawful Penetration, 2005

Ramiro Lizarraga Murder November 2007

Brandon Scott Ellis Conspiracy September 2008

Julio Cesar JacoboCuriel Murder San Marcos, 2008

Gerardo M. Gomez Attempted Murder December 2004

Imedo Molina Laurel Murder December 2005

Jose A. Lopez Attempted Murder December 2004

Ricardo Persona Rape, Child Molestation San Diego, Jan. 1997

Julio Romero Child Molestation Ramona, 2005

Arturo G. Gomez Rape with Force San Diego, May 2007

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RANCHO SANTA FE — The De Anza Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, hosted an award ceremony for its annual essay contest and Colonial Tea on Feb. 5 at Church of the Nativity, 6309 El Apajo Road. The club’s American History essay contest honored fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade student finalists. The awards ceremony included music, a color guard provided by the Sons of the American Revolution, San Diego Chapter and colonial tea. The first-place chapter finalist from each grade received a certificate, medal and $100 from the De Anza Chapter, NSDAR. Students from St. John the Evangelist School, St. James Academy, Rancho Santa Fe School, Ocean Knoll, The Nativity School, The Rhodes School, Carmel Valley Middle School and Mission Estancia Elementary School participated. The essay topic this year

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SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 6, Burglary 5, Vandalism 6, Assault 2, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft 2 ENCINITAS Petty Theft 3, Burglary 9, Vandalism 3, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 0 VISTA Petty Theft 12, Burglary 7, Vandalism 5, Assault 1, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 2 OCEANSIDE, Petty Theft 8, Burglary 19,Vandalism 10, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 3,Vehicle Theft 2 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 1, Burglary 1, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft SOLANA BEACH, Petty Theft 1, Burglary 0, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0, Vehicle Theft 0 RANCHO

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Rotary honors students RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club named Michael Mezzino, a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School, and Peter Lillian, an eighth-grader at Rancho Santa Fe School, as its students of the month for January.

Last one sold FAIRBANKS RANCH — Pacific Inland Group announced the sale of the last single-family development opportunity in the community of Torrey Highlands. Bisected by McGonigle Canyon, the property has a final map for 85 lots; 44 lots are accessed via Torrey Meadows Road and 41 lots are accessed via Carmel Valley Road. The buyer, Davidson Communities, plans to develop the property with two different residential products.

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RANCHO SANTA FE — Studio 92067 once again rocked with a packed house at the Grand Del Mar. The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary recently hosted Studio 92067, a unique nightclub experience chaired by Deana Ingalls. Rancho Santa Fe Auxiliary members tended bar, served drinks and danced for tips to raise funds in support of Rady Children’s Hospital. The Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual fundraiser, Stand Up for Rady Children’s Hospital, on March 12, featuring an evening with Dana Carvey. The proceeds will benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. Visit www.rcharsf.com or for tickets call (858) 414-6296.

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ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, recently revealed the 10 hottest products of 2010 selected from the thousands of home, food, beauty and other items that were tested throughout the year and some of the year’s biggest clunkers, too. “In addition to innovative products that tested well, other items on the list had great designs (Dyson’s bladeless fan and Levi’s slimming jeans) and ones that were simply outstanding in their class (Kirkland Signature Handcrafted Lager and Ales, for instance), said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. In addition to the top 10 products, ShopSmart chose 54 items in nine categories including home, green, food, store brands, beauty, fashion, fitness,

electronics and cars. Items were chosen after testers, including engineers, scientists, technicians and statisticians, worked months in the labs evaluating more than 3,000 products.

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ShopSmart’s hot list 1. Samsung FTQ307NWGX, $1,800. This well-priced range combines super-fast induction and convection technologies, and it excelled in most of the cooking tests. 2. Black & Decker Brew’N Go DCM18S, $25. This singleserve coffee maker brewed a cup closest to the joe from a regular drip machine. 3. Dyson Air Multiplier, $300. Though it’s crazily expensive,this fan is a standout for its sleek loop design and lack of exposed blades, which makes it fun to look at and safe for little fingers.

Sprinklers save home in 4S Ranch 4S RANCH — At 2:40 a.m. Jan. 22, firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, along with firefighters from Poway and San Diego, responded to a structure fire in the 16000 block of Deer Ridge Road in 4S Ranch. When they arrived on the scene, firefighters found the home to be filled with smoke. Upon further investigation, firefighters discovered a small fire burning in the living room. Three fire sprinklers had activated, keeping the fire from spreading. The crews were able to quickly extinguish the remaining flames. The residents, who were home at the

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COAST CITIES — Southern Methodist University celebrated the graduation of Rancho Santa Fe residents Alex Andonian, who received a Bachelor of Science in economics with finance applications and Erica Buie, who received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, and markets and culture. Southern Methodist University also named Maximillian Benassi, a resident of Rancho Santa Fe, to the honor roll. Kathryn Dickson, daughter of Terri and Steven Dickson of Rancho Santa Fe, was named to the Saint Mary’s College Dean’s List. Max A. Gradinger, of Del Mar, was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Vermont.

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MARKETPLACE NEWS He’s Kevin and he’s baack! COAST CITIES — Like a phoenix rising from the ashes or a cat working through its nine lives, Kevin Dodson has returned to Solana Beach and this time he’s here to style your hair. After years of designing in San Francisco and the Bay area, Kevin moved to Cardiff in 1986. He and his partner Charles opened Coast Carbo Station, a hugely successful lunch café on the 101 in Solana Beach. Anyone who ever ate there still laments over the loss of Cashew Chicken, Meatloaf, Super Sandwiches (and all the muscle men slurping protein smoothies!). Seven years proved to be a long time to a pair of young entrepreneurs and in hindsight with regrets, the café was sold in 1992. Trading the Coast Highway for El Camino Real, Kevin spent the next six years back in the creative industry he had enjoyed with a passion — hairstyling. When the entrepreneurial spirit struck again, he and his pal Charlie teamed as personal chefs to clients in Del Mar, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe. The Kitchen

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Guild art show runs through February RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild’s exhibition “Cool and Collected” at its gallery, 6004 Paseo Delicias, concludes at the end of February. The exhibit includes 16 small- to medium-sized oil paintings by

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The wine glasses were being toasted high and loud recently at the 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro in Encinitas. Not only was there a classic lineup of Castello Banfi Chianti Classico, Super Tuscan Blends and a fourcourse menu especially created for the occasion by the 3rd Corner Executive Chef Lincoln Williams; it also kicked off the news of a special, personal tour of great Tuscan wineries that I will lead Oct. 7 to Oct. 10 of this year. I have teamed up with Banfi, the Mazzei Winery, Celebrity Cruise Lines and Vineyard Travel in Escondido for a round-trip Rome to Rome 10-day Mediterranean Cruise with on-board wine events from Oct. 10 to Oct. 20. Ports of call include Naples, Messina Sicily, Mykonos, Santorini, other Greek Islands and Kusadasi, Turkey. Prior to the cruise, our privileged group will set out three days earlier and enjoy hotels, WHAT’S COOKING? The 3rd Corner Encinitas Executive Chef TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON A16

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COAST CITIES — Last month, Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident Jenna Houts contacted The Coast News from the small, rural town of Jose Fassardi, Paraguay, where she has been a Peace Corps volunteer since August 2009. A 2002 graduate of the San Dieguito Academy, Houts

wanted to reach out to The Coast News Group readers to solicit financial support for a community library at the local technical high school which, for the first time, would enable school children to connect with the world, acquire research and computer skills, and lay a foundation for a higher education.

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Chief’s wife denies firing at officers By Shelli DeRobertis

OCEANSIDE — Brinda McCoy, 47, the wife of Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy, pleaded not guilty in a Santa Ana courtroom on Jan. 26 to felony charges of firing a gun at police officers during a standoff at her house. She has remained free on a $250,000 bond since the December ordeal. A pre-trial is set for March 18. During the arraignment, it was ordered that all weapons be removed from the McCoys’ residence, including Chief McCoy’s own service weapon, according to Susan Schroeder, chief of staff at the Orange County District Attorney’s office. The chief’s gun may be secured in his car or remain at the police department. Schroeder said that the weapons-removal order is a fairly standard term of release in these types of cases. Peace officers from the Cypress Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call TURN TO WIFE ON A17

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Ribbon cutting held for Pacific Station in Encinitas By Bianca Kaplanek

ENCINITAS — About 100 area residents, business owners and politicians were on hand for a Jan. 28 ribboncutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Pacific Station, a $40 million mixed-use development at 687 S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. The project was more than five years in the making, including two years of construction. About 90 percent of the commercial space is under contract and more than half of the office space is leased, according to John DeWald of Cardiff-based DeWald & Associates, lead developer for Pacific Station. The development also features underground parking spaces and 47 residential units, including two-story townhomes and lofts and single-story flats ranging from approximately 600 to 2,400 square feet priced between $300,000 and $700,000. Whole Foods Market, the anchor tenant, is scheduled to open in late June or early July, store representatives said. Clothing stores and restaurants are also scheduled to open soon. DeWald said he was pleased with the end result TURN TO STATION ON A16

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REMEMBERING After the arraignment of alleged murderer Dontaye Henderson on Jan. 26, the victim’s mother and sister, Elsie Billups and Tara Billups, hold up a photo board that showed the 25-year-old wife, mother and Army Reservist before she was shot to death in her apartment on New Year’s Day. Photo by Shelli DeRobertis

Man pleads not guilty in wife’s murder By Shelli DeRobertis

OCEANSIDE — A parolee suspect who was on the run from police and wanted for the murder of his 25-year-old wife was arraigned in a Vista courtroom on Jan. 26, nearly a month after the homicide. Dontaye Henderson was arrested at a bus station by police in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 4., and later flown in from Missouri to face the charges. Dontaye Henderson, 28, is accused of a shooting his wife on New Year’s Day while he and his family were getting ready to attend church. During the court proceedings, Dontaye

Henderson pleaded not guilty to the charges, which included murder, possession of a firearm, two charges of cruelty to a child and kidnapping. Superior Court Judge Marshall Hockett ordered him to remain in jail in lieu of $10 million bail. Dontaye Henderson’s wife, Tamara Henderson, was found on her bed by Oceanside paramedics with a gunshot wound to her chest and in grave condition after they responded to an emergency call for help that he phoned in at 11:06 a.m. on Jan. 1 before he fled the scene. A small photo of

Dontaye Henderson was found on Tamara Henderson’s chest, and a larger, framed picture that may have been an engagement photo of the couple was found atop her groin, said Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe. Tamara Henderson died from her injury a short time later at a local hospital. She was an Army Reservist who had been scheduled to serve in Iraq before she found out she was pregnant with her son. On the day of the shooting, the victim’s two small children, ages 6 and 15 TURN TO MURDER ON A15


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Quick action by beach-goers saves surfer’s life By Promise Yee

OCEANSIDE — Beachfront resident Lucas Dalager said he was on his front porch, near the 900 block of The Strand on Jan. 29, when he saw a surfer jump off his board headfirst into the shallow ocean water and not get back up on his board. Dalager ran from his front yard into the 57-degree water, swam out to the man, and found him floating unconscious face down in the water. He proceeded to quickly turn the man over and pull him to shore. While Dalager headed out to help the man, retired Orange City Fire Capt. Kevin Kelso, of Carlsbad, and two unidentified rescuers saw Dalager helping

the surfer in distress and assisted him in bringing the man to shore. Before firefighters and lifeguards arrived, the four beach-goers had already pulled the man to shore. “Undoubtedly, had these four individuals not entered the water to save the injured surfer, he most likely would have drowned,” Pete Lawrence, Oceanside Fire Department battalion chief, said. Lifeguards and paramedics from the Oceanside and Carlsbad fire departments provided immediate emergency care, then the man was airlifted by Mercy Air helicopter to a local trauma center. The man, in his 30s, sustained serious injuries.

Museum month cuts cost to take in culture and fun COAST CITIES — February is Museum Month, which means 50 percent discounts on admission to most of San Diego County’s museums. Sponsored by the San Diego Museum Council, during the entire month of February, individuals can pick up a free Museum Month Pass at Macy’s stores to receive half-off admission at 40 San Diego County museums all month long. Guests with a pass may bring up to three people with them to any participating museum to receive half-off, as well. Participating museums include: • Adobe Chapel Museum • Barona Cultural Center & Museum, • Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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Bonita Museum & Cultural Center California Center for the Arts Museum Coronado Museum of History & Art Escondido Children’s Museum Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Heritage of the Americas Museum La Jolla Historical Society LUX Art Institute Maritime Museum of San Diego Marston House MCRD Command Museum Mingei International Museum Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

LOVING LIFE A still from Rancho Santa Fe native Susan Polis Schutz’s documentary, “Over 90 and Loving It.” The film will be screened at the 11th annual Joyce Forum on Feb. 14. Courtesy photo

Jewish film festival hits North County By Alyx Sariol

COAST CITIES — For the first time, the 21st annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival is expanding its reach to North County with screenings of Jewish-themed shorts, documentaries and feature length films in Carlsbad and San Marcos. This year’s festival runs

from Feb. 10 to Feb. 20 and features more than 45 films that touch on a number of subjects, including human rights, historical events and the diversity found in the Jewish culture. The annual festival is presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish

Community Center, or LFJCC, and is sponsored by the Leichtag Family Foundation. “We’re always interested in having the general public attend because the films treat subject matter that should be of interest to anyone,” LFJCC film festival publicist Judith Anderson

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Local teen volleyball star named Athlete of Year

COAST CITIES — Carlsbad native Summer Ross has been named USA Beach Volleyball’s Female Athlete of the Year. The award is only given to one female adult or minor in the entire country and is a huge accomplishment for the 17-year-old. Ross won gold medals for both the 19-andTURN TO MUSUEM ON A17 under, and 21-and-under

Junior World Championships in 2010. Ross has also had several top 10 finishes on the adult AVP pro beach tour. She still maintains the record for the youngest player to ever qualify for a professional beach event. Ross first started playing school volleyball at Aviara Oaks Middle School

through the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Middle School Sports Program. She then went on to play for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Coast Volleyball Club on teams that were ranked in the top five in the nation. Ross will attend the University of Washington on an athletic scholarship this

spring. “This award is a major accomplishment for Summer at such a young age. We are extremely proud to hear past members of the club are doing so well,” said Keith Padgett, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. “We wish Summer the best of luck with her volleyball career.”


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Ranch’s own Julien Hug remembered on his birthday I would like to remember someone very special to me in this column. He was a good friend, a wonderful person and I know he is truly missed by many in Rancho Santa Fe. Julien Hug’s birthday is in the beginning of February. I want to acknowledge his beautiful parents, Denise and Bertrand Hug. You raised an amazing son and all us who were lucky enough to know him feel blessed that he was part of our lives. I hope this town keeps his memory alive by supporting Mille Fleurs. I even wrote a column a couple of years ago and called it my “My happy place, the secret’s out,” based on different vignettes that all took place under the stars at their beautiful restaurant. Thank you, to the Hug family for filling my life with so many wonderful memories. Sometimes, it’s more important to remember than to forget. It’s more important to keep those memories alive, with fond wishes and gratitude toward his family.

Around town On Jan. 26, Little League had makeup evaluations at Richardson’s field in Rancho Santa Fe. Boys from all age groups that missed the weekend tryouts showed up in droves for this popular division in San Diego. Let’s just say if makeup day is any indication to how this season is going to be, it going to be a dynamite season. I just want to say thanks to all of those in charge in the Rancho Santa Fe Little league for taking time out of your busy schedule to be a coach or an assistant. You know what they say, “Play ball!” I have featured a photo from the Celebrity Tournament at Rancho Valencia on Jan. 29. I have it on good authority that was also local resident Jason Barry’s birthday that very day. Happy belated birthday Jason. Later that day, Ranch resident Violet MacDonald’s daughter-in-law, Meredith MacDonald, celebrated her stepdad’s 80th's birthday up in Newport at the luxurious Balboa Bay Yacht Club & Resort. If you’ve ever been privy to eating lunch or dinner there, you know firsthand that the view from your dining table is filled with expensive yachts lining the harbor. Claude Whitney — a former judge in Newport — enjoyed his long life with all family members, along with his wife CC Whitney of Newport Beach. Thank you for sharing your lovely event with me. Here is a photo from that day, which features their family together for that special day. On Jan. 30, longtime Ranch residents Dottie and Ed McCrink celebrated their 90th birthdays (they both turned 90 in January) in style with family and friends at the Rancho Santa Fe Country Club. More than 100 guests

MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch arrived in fine fashion for this special occasion. Some events eclipse others, and this was definitely a special night. I feel blessed to say that Dottie and Ed are my grandparents by marriage. The McCrinks moved here in the early 1970’s, and have been an integral part of this community since then. All six children were on hand, including their many grandchildren. I have included four photos from that evening. Also Patrick Galvin, president of the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary, was there as well with his gorgeous wife. They are featured here, along with Dottie and Ed McCrink. Ranch residents Bill and Carolyn Fleischman were there, and I have featured Laurel McCrink with her niece, Natalie Shull. On Feb. 2, Elaine Gallagher sent some very important information to me regarding someone local who is spreading the word in fighting breast cancer. Local San Diego resident Andrea Scheider has written a book called, “You A Not Alone: Life After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis,” in hopes of educating and reaching women on how to prevent and detect breast cancer. I have included a photo of Andrea here. If you know someone with breast cancer or would like to find out more information for yourself, please check out Andrea’s website at thriveandsurvive.net. She has a wonderful quote listed on her home page that states, “The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next,” by Migon McLaughlin. Elaine Gallagher, thank you for connecting me with your good friend Andrea Scheider. Her book looks like a winner read.

WINNERS First-place winner Steve Altman with John Matty, managing director of Martin Katz Fine Jewelers, and the $8,000 Rolex watch at Rancho Valencia Resort on Jan. 29. This was for Rancho Santa Fe Little League's Texas Hold ‘em Celebrity Poker BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION CC Whitney, Dan and Meredith MacDonald, with Claude Whitney celebrating his 80th birthday. Courtesy photo Tournament. Courtesy photo

COME ON IN Now open for business again, Lemon Twist has everything you need for Valentine's Day in Rancho Santa Fe. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

FAMILY FUN Laurel McCrink with her niece Natalie Shull at the McCrink party. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

Save the date Don’t miss the Grand Opening on March 12 — just around the corner. In case you don’t know, Lemon Twist is the only business that burnt down during the massive Witch Creek Fire in 2007. Local resident Katie SMILES Patrick Galvin with his lovely wife at the McCrinks party. Shull started the business, ALL Photo by Machel Pen Shull which is located across from REMEMBERING Julien Hug featured here with good friend Anthony Smith in the summer of 2010. Photo by Machel Penn Shull Cielo, more than 30 years ago. In the meantime, before the grand opening, Lemon Twist is already open again, after temporarily closing due to wintertime. I have featured a photo here of it, so you can make your way down to buy some local organic produce. For more history on Lemon Twist, visit www.lemontwistfruitstand.c om. If you would like to order some chocolate covered strawberries for your sweetheart or a large tray for your co-workers, call (858)-4446060 with your order in advance. If you have a fun event you would like Machel Penn to cover, contact her at mpenn@coastnewsgroup.com.

HAPPY 90TH Dottie and Ed McCrink celebrate their 90th birthdays

together with family and friends at the Rancho Santa Fe Club on Jan. PARTY TIME Ranch residents Bill and Caroline Fleischmann at the McCrinks’ party. Photo by Machel Penn Shull 30. Photo by Machel Penn Shull


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$18.99. ShopSmart’s testers are always on the lookout for great new store-brand products that can save you money, but even they were surprised when beer made the list.This variety pack of 24 bottles is cheap, but it doesn’t taste that way. 7. Levi Strauss & Co. Perfectly Slimming Jeans 512,

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ordinary billing statement that did not draw his attention.)

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top 15 percent nationally for veteran education, and “Military Times Edge” ranked Cal State San Marcos 40 out of 4,000 universities in veteran and active duty support. Cal State San Marcos has now graduated more than 23,000 individuals into the workforce, with several thousand more preparing to graduate this spring. Nearly 90 percent of them remain here in our communities, providing our local employers with educated, technology savvy graduates while supplying our region with the next generation of articulate and confident leaders. With these and many more accomplishments, Cal State San Marcos is now focused on the future. Haynes’ vision is that by 2015, the university will have further raised educational attainment rates,

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months, were sitting next to the Christmas tree in the apartment when paramedics arrived, according to Watanabe, the prosecutor on the case. The 6-year-old girl was Tamara Henderson’s child, and the 15-month-old boy was a son she and Dontaye Henderson had together. The couple had married in 2009. When help arrived, the young girl told authorities “Daddy shot mommy and now mommy is dead,” Watanabe said to the court. “He was a parolee and a

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FEB. 11, 2011 $44. During fit tests using female staffers, testers were wowed by the figure-flattering effects of these tummy-flattening, curve-smoothing jeans. 8. Apple iPad, $500 to $800. It won’t replace your laptop, but this e-reader, Web surfer, video and music player, and digital picture frame, all rolled into a slim tablet, is pretty cool — and more portable. 9. Panasonic Viera TC-

P50VT20, $2,600. Most big manufacturers have come out with 3D sets, but the eye-popping viewing on this 50-inch plasma HDTV blew testers away. It’s also great for watching regular TV, and the price is reasonable. 10. Ford Mustang, $28,680 (V6), $36,310 (V8). New engines have made the American sports car even more fun to drive. If you’d prefer the

wind-in-your-hair Mustang laboratories and in real-world experience, go for the V6 con- tests, here are some of the items that made this year’s vertible, $27,000. loser list. ShopSmart’s worst • Andrea Air Purifier, $200. It didn’t clean the air, products of 2010 Consumers Union, the and it kind of looks like a uripublisher of ShopSmart, nal with a plant in it. spends millions of dollars • Burt’s Bees Naturally buying products and services Ageless Intensive Repairing each year and submits them Serum, $25. Prepare to age, to rigorous testing. Based on naturally. how they performed in the • Off Clip-On Mosquito

Repellent, $10. It clipped on but didn’t keep bugs off. • Taylor Scale 4832, $18. If you’d rather not know the truth, you should pick this scale. • Toyota Yaris, $16,423. It’s cheap, but you get what you pay for: a noisy and uncomfortable ride.

Services: Drivers should “respond within the posted speed limits even when responding with lights and siren.” “Our job is to save lives,” AHS wrote, “not put them in jeopardy.” According to drivers interviewed by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, police have been issuing tickets to drivers on emergencies if they

speed or go through red lights. — In January, Thalia Surf Shop of Laguna Beach, Calif. (named by OC Weekly in 2009 as Orange County’s best), ran a special Martin Luther King Jr. promotion featuring “20 Percent Off All Black Products,” illustrated with a doctored photograph of Dr. King, himself, in one of the

shop’s finest wet suits (black, of course). (Following some quick, bad publicity, the shop’s management apologized.) • Questionable State Regulation: (1) William MacDonald, restricted by state law wherever he and his wife relocate to because he is

particularly among the most educationally at risk populations, thus assuring economic vitality and social transformation throughout our region, while modeling best 21st century concepts in curriculum, pedagogy, research and community engagement. Efforts are taking place now in Cal State San Marcos’ classrooms and centers, and through the research activities of its faculty, to train students for success in our communities and workplaces after graduation. Cal State San Marcos is directing resources to expand remediation and summer bridge programs, develop academic planning tools, and streamline new student orientation so that more of the students who enter the university follow through to graduation. As a vibrant campus in a growing region, Cal State San Marcos plans to continue to embrace new technology to

support student learning, collaborate with other research institutions, and help regional business develop and incubate. Additionally, the campus is looking forward to becoming an even greater destination for students and community members alike to enjoy arts, theater and cultural activities. However, state budget cuts continue to impede the university’s ability to move forward the goals of this visionary President. The governor has proposed a $500 million cut to the CSU system with Cal State San Marcos’ share expected to be approximately $9.5 million, putting funding levels back to 2005-2006 levels but with 22 percent more students to serve. This lack of investment is maddening because public universities are not part of the budget problem — they are the solution. Indeed, a recent economic impact report showed that Cal State San

Marcos’ graduates help fuel our economy. Nearly $324 million dollars of alumni earnings are attributable to their degrees — which creates an additional $738 million dollars of industry activity throughout California. As Cal State San Marcos does its part to grow and serve our region, we must do what we can to advocate and support its mission. Join me and the other 35 members of the CSUSM University Council in advocating to our lawmakers that Cal State San Marcos is a tremendous economic, cultural, and social driver in this region. Because we all lose when academic programs are cut.We all lose when qualified, bright students are turned away. And, we all lose when community partnerships go unfulfilled.

registered sex offender,” he said. Dontaye Henderson had served a prison sentence for forcible spousal rape, which he was convicted for in August 2003 after taking a plea bargain to the lower term of three years, according to records. Watanabe said in that case that Dontaye Henderson had used an elaborate scheme to lure his wife at the time to a hotel room where she thought she was going to audition for a gospel singing performance when the rape occurred. “She received an e-mail from a woman saying there was an audition at a hotel for a gospel singer,” he said to the court. Court records show that after a psychological evaluation in 2003 it was determined that Dontaye Henderson “engaged in a complex plan in order to gain attention of his wife.” The plan was called a “desperate act” by the evaluator, and Dontaye Henderson was given a score of 2 on the Static 99 test, which is a 10-item assessment test that measures the risk of adult sexual male perpetrators toward others. The documents state that Dontaye Henderson scored in the medium-low risk category due to his young age (18 to 24.99) and

also because he did not live with a partner for at least two years. But Watanabe asked the court to fast-forward its attention to murder in this case, where the defendant’s wife became the defendant’s victim of a gunshot wound that led to the main vain and was ruled a homicide. Along with finding the children alone at the scene with the gunshot victim, Watanabe said that officials also found a trash bag with holes cut out in positions that could fit a head and arms. “It indicated there was a possibility the defendant wore the trash bag to avoid getting blood splatter on his clothing,” Watanabe said after court. Records show that Dontaye Henderson was on parole at the time of the shooting and attached to a GPS ankle bracelet, which was cut off at about 11:20 that morning and located at a nearby hotel. The kidnapping charge against Dontaye Henderson stems from him allegedly contacting a coworker from his job at the Dollar Tree, whom he demanded a ride from. That fellow employee had her 2-year-old son with her at the time Henderson forced her to drive them to a hotel in El Centro before he

let her go the next day. That fellow employee went to the San Marcos Sheriff’s Department after she learned she was being sought by police who had obtained her cell phone records, according to a previous statement by police. Watanabe said that authorities tracked Dontaye Henderson to a bus that was set for travel to Louisville, Ky. He was arrested at a Greyhound station and told agents that he had shot his wife, Watanabe said. He had possession of a loaded gun and packages of new socks and underwear. He was still wearing the suit he had dressed in for church. Tamara Henderson’s mother and 18-year-old sister stood silently outside the courthouse after Dontaye Henderson’s arraignment, and each held a corner of a poster board that had pictures of Tamara Henderson on it. Although neither of them spoke, Watanabe said that Tamara Henderson had told her mother on the night before she died that she was afraid that “he would kill her in her sleep.” Because Dontaye Henderson has a prior strike, if he is convicted he faces 96 years to life in prison, Watanabe said.

corner of the world I met and fell in love with the love of my life,” she said. “He is also a Peace Corps volunteer and came to Paraguay eight months before me. And wouldn’t you know it he is a bee keeper volunteer! I fell in love with Peace Corps because of a man who told me stories about bees and then I joined the Peace Corps and fell in love with a man who works with bees.” Even though she plans to continue her career overseas, Houts admits to having pangs of homesickness — particularly for Cardiff beach, Las Olas Mexican Restaurant and the San Dieguito Academy. “Spanish teacher Mrs. McCluskey was truly an inspirational teacher and taught me to love the Spanish language,” Houts said. “I owe a large part of my chosen career path to her.” When contacted by The Coast News, McCluskey said she wasn’t surprised to learn of Houts’ Peace Corps service. “Jenna Houts is one of many of my wonderful students who inspire me to come to work every day and share my passion for the Spanish language and culture,” McCluskey said. “How fortunate are all of the people who come in contact with her as her energy and passion for her fellow man are endless. I am so very proud to have worked with this amazing young woman.” For updated information about Houts’ community library project, visit www.jennahouts.blogspot.com or email jennahouts@gmail.com.

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the top of my wish list!” Once up and running, Houts says the library will have six large book shelves filled with Spanish language books, two computers, two printers, two computer desks, table and chair sets for adults and children, office supplies, curtains and educational materials to decorate the walls. Future goals include accessing the Internet, securing funds from the municipality for a full-time librarian, and continuing to solicit donations from local and international organizations to pay for more books, computers and other multi-media technology. “We are starting small but have high hopes the library will continue to grow for years after my departure,” she said. “I have requested a follow-up volunteer to take my place in Fassardi in August to continue working with the library and the community.” Houts will be leaving Paraguay in August, stopping in Cardiff-by-the-Sea to visit her family, then going on to South Korea where she’ll join her boyfriend as an English language teacher. “The Peace Corps motto that it’s ‘the toughest job you will ever love’ couldn’t be more true,’” she said. “I expected it to be challenging. I expected to improve my Spanish. I expected to love my job. And it has been all of these things. But I never expected to fall in love.” Houts’ boyfriend is Adam Montgomery from Tennessee. “In this small, forgotten

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raised soils. Overwatering will perk away and oxygen and other gases can move easily through the loose substrate around the tree root ball. At this point, design really plays an important part. Some designers opt for gravel, cobble river beds or beach pebble ground cover. These are all viable ideas for eliminating water use but the cost for these ground covering materials is dear. To be creative, a mix of rock, planting and wood chips placed around the plants is probably the most interesting and cost effective. When placing plants,it is a good idea to do some homework and consult someone (in the know) about how big the plants will become, how fast they grow and where they might do best in terms of microclimate, sun and drainage needs. Some hot tips for planting are to always back fill larger container plants with existing spoil or loamy sandy back fill and to plant your smaller filler plants in groups using a zig-zag configuration. That is, to plant your groups in a back and forth

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movement similar to the movement of a river coming down the mountain or the up and down movement of an oscillating sine wave. Straight lines don’t look very natural. Make your placement look and feel comfortable. Small plants near the perimeter, taller to the back and so on. Clumping grasses effect movement in the design and will soften any lackings in your design without requiring much irrigation. Be careful to know the growth parameters of these grasses, however; a giant grass patch in the middle of the yard isn’t very attractive and creates its own host of problems. My next column will focus on the secrets of plant placement and design, the importance of good drainage to the new landscape, how to change the existing lawn spray irrigation into something water saving and how to cost effectively install it with beauty in mind. Kent Horner is a local landscape contractor and designer with 30 years of experience in all aspects of your garden. For information concerning your project or questions involving your surroundings, e-mail him at Kent@plantch.com.


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OPEN FOR BUSINESS Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pacific Station in downtown Encinitas on Jan. 28 are, from left, City Council members Maggie Houlihan, Teresa Barth and Jerome Stocks, Scott Kelley from DeWald & Associates, Mayor Jim Bond and John DeWald. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Helen Woodward Animal Center wants everyone on four legs or two to get ready for the Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk from 7 a.m.to noon Feb. 13. The event gives people and animals an opportunity to put their best paws forward to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The Puppy Love 5K Run/Walk will start on the corner of Via de la Valle and Coast Highway 101. The registration fee is $35. After the race, participants and visitors are invited to spend some time in the Wagging Wellness Festival. There will be free samples for you and your dog. You can enter the FurryValentine costume contest, exercise with your best friend during Doga Yoga and enjoy dog agility contests. For more information or to register, visit Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, call (858) 756-4117, ext. 556 or ext. 339, or log on to www.animalcenter.org and click on Events.

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but admitted it wasn’t always easy. “Encinitas is a tough town because everyone wants things done right,” he said. Mayor Jim Bond called Pacific Station “a fantastic addition to the city.” Encinitas resident Laurie Michaels said she was “in awe of the whole thing.” “Where once there was nothing, now there is life,” she said.

ALL’S WELL Peder Norby, left, Highway 101 coordinator, said his first meeting about the development with John DeWald, right, "got off to a rocky start, but it ended well." Once Whole Foods Market opens in early summer, Pacific Station residents "can walk to get milk in your slippers if you want, and that will be a great thing," Norby said. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

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transfers, rustic breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the wine country of Tuscany. It will include castles, wine tastings with extensive winery tours in Montalcino and Castellina, an Italian cooking class and an ancient glass museum. There is no other place on earth like the sunkissed hills of beautiful Tuscany. I know, I have walked the hills and felt the joy of life in this wine country. I have carefully chosen Mazzei with its legendary Fonterutoli and Banfi with its Brunello Di Montalcino wines as excellence in a bottle. The wineries are known worldwide for their graciousness and hospitality. Italy is the largest importer of wine into the U.S. and makes roughly 20 percent of all the wine in the world. All 20 regions of this amazing country, from Sicily to the

— A Cupid Wine Party is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at Bacchus Wine Market in the Gaslamp downtown San Diego. There will be appetizers,deserts and plenty of wines on hand for the party. The cost is $25. Call (619) 236-0005 for details. — La Costa Wine Company has an Italian Tasting from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11. For $20 per person, taste five great Italian varietals including the ’07 Oreno awarded 95 points. New are “Wine Wednesdays,” a three wine flight for just $10. Details are available by calling (760) 4318455. — Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas is planning a Bordeaux night from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Call the shop at (760) 479-2500 for brands and varietals. — Orfila Vineyards and Winery in Escondido has a spe-

QUITE A VIEW The top of the ancient Tuscan village of Montalcino overlooking the valley where Castello Banfi family vineyard estate has its 7,100 acres. Courtesy photo

Alps, offer high quality old world wines from some 3,000 different grape varietals. Other master-produced wines include Gaja Barbaresco, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Pio Casare Barolo, Bertani Amerone della Valpolicella Classico, Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico,

Marchesi Antinori Tignanello, Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia and Planeta Santa Cecilia. That is an unforgettable Italian wine journey and we get to sample the heart in Tuscany. Complete details are available at www.vineyardtravel.net. Enter offer #676757. Or call Rosemary

cial Valentine’s Day concert in the vines on Feb. 13 for $20 per person or $35 per couple. Includes a welcome glass of sparkling Moscato. Check for times and tickets at (877) 7279463. — San Diego State’s next wine class will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15.Advance sommelier Lisa Redwine teaches “Exploring Wine.” Call (619) 594-6924 for more information. — San Clemente Wine Company has a Cheese and Wine Pairing Class with Starr Cornwall from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Five wines, chocolate, cheeses and educational materials are included for $35. To learn more, call (949) 429-7067. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at www.tasteofwinetv.com. (Average Google certified 900 visits per day) He is one of the top five wine commentators on the Web. Reach him at mangiompc@aol.com.

a “registered sex offender,” told The New York Times in January that his case is particularly “galling,” in that his only crime was violating Virginia law by having oral sex with consenting adults, which most legal scholars believe is not a crime (following a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision). (Virginia still believes that its law is valid.) (2) Tennessee, the “second-fattest” state, according to a recent foundation report, continues to pay for obese Medicaid recipients to have bariatric surgery (at an average cost of about $2,000), but to deny coverage for an overweight person to consult, even once, with a dietitian.

The Redneck Chronicles (1) Johni Rice, 35, eating at a Waffle House restaurant in Spartanburg, S.C., was charged in January with beating up two diners at another table over the quality of their conversation — a man and a woman who were discussing “women with hairy armpits.” Rice was assisted in the pummeling by two other diners, and weaponized food was involved. (2) Among the annual events marking the New Year (similar to the balldropping at New York’s Times Square), according to a CBS News report: a pickle dropped into a barrel in a North Carolina town, a dropped bologna in Pennsylvania, a dropped frozen carp in Wisconsin,and, in Brasstown, N.C., the dropping of the opossum. (However, according to Clay Logan, founder of the event, the opossum is merely lowered, not dropped.)


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Marcos Boulevard. “We’ve expanded significantly into North County in response to a big population of people who said they would like to have some options in their own neighborhoods,” LFJCC publicist Anderson said. The 11th annual Joyce Forum — an opportunity for the public to see and hear from emerging and established filmmakers — will be held Feb. 14 in conjunction with the festival. It is named after film festival founder Joyce Axelrod. The Joyce Forum will fea-

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2007. An honorable mention was awarded in 2008 for “New Zealand Grapevine” in 2008 at a juried show at the Poway Performing Arts Center. Kromydas enjoys traveling

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e’ve expanded … into North County in response to a big population of people who said they would like to have some options in their own neighborhoods.”

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ture eight short films and will be screened at the Clairemont Reading Cinemas 14, 4665 Clairemont Drive in San Diego, starting at 3 p.m. A discussion with seasoned filmmaker Sam Ball begins at 5 p.m., followed by a screening of “Over 90 and

Loving it,” a documentary by Rancho Santa Fe native Susan Polis Schutz, at 8 p.m. “Our documentaries are on really interesting subjects,” Anderson said. “And what’s interesting about the shorts and feature films is that some of them are based on true

and photography and often paints from photos he has taken with particular interest in scenes from nature. He lives in Carlsbad with his wife Georgene and their two sons, Milton and Sakee. The show is sponsored by Union Bank RSF, The RSF

Foundation, Morgan Stanley RSF,Wells Fargo,The Country Squire RSF, The RSF Tennis Club & the RSF Library. The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to embrace the visual arts, provide exhibit space, enhance

occurrences too.” A festival committee attended screenings around the country and in Canada to evaluate and select films to premiere at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. Other films were submitted to the committee for consideration. “All of the films were evaluated on their artistic and general interest merits,” Anderson said. “There’s so many great film options that it’s going to be very, very difficult to choose.” For a complete list of show times, theater locations and ticket purchasing information, visit www.lfjcc.org/sdjff or call (858) 362-1348.

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from Brinda McCoy on Dec. 16, but she refused to leave her house, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. A stand-off was initiated by McCoy, who is accused of pointing a gun at her own head and then at the ceiling before pointing it directly at police officers who were outside. Then she allegedly fired a semi-automatic gun twice at police who were positioned behind two parked cars outside of her residence. Brinda McCoy faces 58 years in prison, if convicted. The Special Weapons and Tactics team stopped Brinda McCoy by using a beanbag gun, and nobody

GIVING BACK From left, Dr. Max Leibo; Dr. Lance Hendricks, medical director of the Loloma Foundation; and Dr. Eileen Natuzzi of Encinitas performing an ultrasound on a 16-year-old girl with a large abdominal mass at a medical and surgical clinic on Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands. Photo courtesy of the Loloma Foundation

ize her uncle on behalf of the family. She returned in May and Feb. 9, 1943. Today, more 2008 when she was recruited than 1,000 Allied airmen, by Dr. Lance Hendricks, sailors and Marines are founder and medical director entombed in ships in what is of the Loloma Foundation, to referred to as “Ironbottom provide medical care in rural Sound” including Natuzzi’s clinics on the outer islands. In uncle, seaman secApril 2010 she began ond class Billy Stack, providing specialty who was only 17 training to three when he died. local surgeons Probably the responsible for servmost famous ing a population of American to be reshalf a million people, cued by Solomon most of whom live on Islanders is the outer islands. President John F. Natuzzi says Kennedy after his EILEEN NATUZZI malaria is still the PT109 was hit by a most rampant disJapanese destroyer. ease. For all their help, Natuzzi “Over 30 percent of peois embarrassed that the ple suffer from the same disUnited States hasn’t done ease our servicemen were more to return the favor. afflicted with in 1942 and “Over the past 30 years 1943,” she said. “Filariasis, the U.S. has only donated another mosquito-borne dis$100,000,” she said. “Most of ease, is widely seen.There are it is for global warming.” many advanced cancers, in In August 2004, Natuzzi particular breast and cervical made her first visit to the cancer, because there are no Solomon Islands to memorial- screening programs.”

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Dr. Gerry Schneider, a plastic surgeon at Scripps Green, is one of the specialists who works with Natuzzi. “The Solomon Islands disturbs me, not just because of the medical problems we see there, but also because of what happened there 68 years ago,” he said. Natuzzi said it was the desire to do humanitarian work that fueled her to passion to study medicine. In addition to the Solomon Islands, she volunteers through Project Access San Diego and the UCSD StudentRun Free Clinic. She says more and more doctors are traveling overseas to volunteer because of frustration with the economics and paperwork involved with running their practices here. “When doctors become dissatisfied, they do what is satisfying,” she said. “They return with their batteries charged.” Natuzzi also returns with her battery charged. “Now I found the country

I want to focus on,” she said. “When I’m dead I want people to say, ‘She did something good about this.’” Already en route to the Solomon Islands is a 40-foot container that Natuzzi arranged carrying medical supplies and hospital beds. To make a tax-deductible contribution supporting Dr. Natuzzi’s work, e-mail her at esnmd@mac.com. For more information, visit www.loloma foundation.org, www.loloma foundation.blogspot.com and www.williammoorestack foundation.org.

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call (858) 748-3610. Contact any of the offices by e-mailing pfcs_03@sbc global.net. Appointments can be made for an individual, couple or family session. was injured in the standoff, according to the district attorney’s office. Senior Deputy District Attorney Rebecca Olivieri, of the Orange County District Attorney’s office, is prosecuting the case. Brinda McCoy is charged with five felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon on a peace officer and two other felony counts of firing a gun with gross negligence. She is also charged with sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm, according to prosecutors. Chief Frank McCoy has been police chief for Oceanside since January 2006, and is a former mayor of Cypress. The McCoys have five children

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Oceanside in the north to Imperial Beach in the south. The three borrow sites are located offshore along the coast from Encinitas to Mission Beach. Four Encinitas beaches are slated as receiver sites according to SANDAG Senior Regional Planner Selby Tucker. Under the two project options now being considered by the regional agency, Leucadia would get 117,000 cubic yards, Moonlight Beach would receive 105,000 cubic yards and Cardiff would gain 101,000 cubic yards of sand. Agency officials are on schedule to have the neces-

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS sary permits in place by the end of the year in order to proceed with the project beginning in the spring of 2012. Cindy Kinkade, the project’s environmental consultant, projected the construction would take between six to nine months. The goal is a completion date of Oct. 1, 2012.“We don’t want to be moving sand in the summer,” Tucker said. The project’s estimated $22 million cost is funded primarily by grants from the state Department of Boating and Waterways. However, cities that benefit from the project are required to pay the remaining 15 percent of the cost according to Tucker.

The lengthy analyses of the project includes studies on the impacts associated with geology and soils, coastal wetlands, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, land and water use, aesthetics, socioeconomics, public health and safety, structures and public utilities, traffic, air quality, noise and climate change. “Fortunately, the EIR/EA concludes that the project will not have any significant impacts,” California Coastal Coalition Executive Director Steve Aceti said. Local resident Gary Murphy expressed concern about the impacts of an overdose of sand on surfing conditions.

He urged agency officials to consider coordinating any other sand replenishment efforts to avoid such a scenario. According to the draft document the region’s beaches and sea cliffs “have been steadily eroding for several decades” and insufficient volumes of sand are causing “coastal erosion, narrowing of beaches, damage to infrastructure, habitat degradation, threats to public safety and reduced recreational and economic benefits.” The document cites several studies that indicate that the region needs roughly 30 million cubic yards of sand to adequately address its shoreline erosion problems.

Some beachgoers remained skeptical of the plans to replenish sand. “It’s like addressing the symptoms of the disease but never getting to the cause,” said Jared Billings, a Leucadia resident surfing at Grandview. “We are going to continue to experience erosion, it’s a natural process,” he said. “Unfortunately, we’ve built up so much along the shoreline that it’s speeding it up. We’ll never catch up to mother nature.” In accordance with the state’s environmental quality laws, public comment will be accepted until March 14. Public comments can be emailed to beachsand@ sandag.org or call (619) 6990640.

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taught by Peggy Korody RD will be held from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 15, Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, 3115 Roosevelt St., Carlsbad. Find out simple ways to live a heart healthy life. Space is limited. E-mail pkorody@rd4 health.com or call (858) 401-9936 to learn more.

FEB. 16 WORLDLY ORCHIDS The San Diego County Cymbidium Society will meet at 7 p.m.Feb.16, Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Peter Lin will discuss spectacular orchids from around the world. E-mail orchldy2 @mac.com or call (760) 732-0055 to learn more.

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increased by nine with speed and right-of-way violations being the leading factors,” Wellhouser said. He said that he and his staff continue to work with the CHP on deployment of their resources to reduce these numbers. “We look at that to see where we need to put

enforcement. When we see a problem, we work on it right away,” he said. There were 107 traffic collisions, which reflects a 9 percent increase from 2009. There were 24 injury accidents and 83 noninjury, which compares to 22 injury and 76 noninjury in 2009, he said. The patrol assisted the sheriff’s department and CHP with 394 calls and the fire department with 642.

He said approximately 20 percent of the patrol’s activity in field is generated by the officers. “We are out looking for something to do, checking on suspicious people and cars,” he said. “Most of our crime is opportunistic in nature.” Because the patrol is beginning its 35th year, Wellhouser said he had fun going back to see what kinds of calls were answered in the early years.The very first call

to the patrol was on July 1, 1976, at 9 p.m., which was a kidnapping involving two girls. The culprit was arrested. Another was a call reporting a pig in the road and another was about two young boys who broke into the pharmacy and could not get out. When board President Tom Lang congratulated Wellhouser on behalf of the board on doing such a good

job over the years, Wellhouser turned the spotlight on his staff. “My guys are doing a very good job and I am just a hood ornament,” he said. “They are very dedicated and I would not be getting these accolades without them.” Wellhouser invited residents to keep up to date on the patrol and its activities by visiting its new blog at http://rsfpatrol.blogspot.com.

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execute a backhand, forehand and an overhead. What makes these enrichment programs special is the large amount of personal attention given to each student, Hochfilzer said. During the after-school programs there is one instructor for every four students. At the recent robotics club, helping Heller and Hochfilzer were Scott Tsuda, a graduate student, and Chris Fleming who is applying to medical school. There is also more to ClubXcite than just the group after-school programs. It offers mentoring and tutoring as well. The people who help are sort of “hybrids,” part teacher and part friend, who inspire their students to learn and then as a reward, do something fun with them afterward like shooting baskets or some other activity the child enjoys. The new session of programs begin at the end of February and signups will begin soon. To learn more, call the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center at (858) 756-2461 or visit www.rsfcc.org. Heller will also answer questions at (858) 922-0617.

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manager, said. She added that it also helps them think outside the box. “They are having fun building toys with basic material we find around the house,” said Stefan Hochfilzer, founder of ClubXcite, which is about six years old. “It inspires kids to think differently about what can be fun instead of just video games.” Christie McGonagle, program director of the community center, said she is happy to bring programs such as this to the center for two reasons. “First, it is a neat program and second we like to offer after school programs that are both interactive and educational,” she said. “Little kids like to see things explode,” she said, adding that everything done is perfectly safe. The programs last six to eight weeks. Next up will be a mini-tennis camp for mini-playHACKING AWAY Instructor Chris Fleming helps Philippe Hansen and Leander Rikkers cut lengths of PVC ers who are in preschool, pipe for the project. Photos by Patty McCormac kindergarten and first grade. “We put up a mini-net, using mini-rackets and special balls,” Hochfilzer said. “We play real tennis.“ He said the little ones will learn how to volley and how to

COOL FRIENDS The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb 17 to Feb. 19, Solana Beach Library,157 Stevens Ave. Each grocery bag filled with books will go for $4. Call (858) 755-1404 for more details.

FEB. 18 FULL MOON Full Moon Poets will present the 2011 La Paloma Winter Poetry Slam at 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas.Poets call will be at 5:45 p.m., and the doors will be open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Entries must have three of their original poems that take 3 minutes or less to perform. Visit www.fullmoon poets.org or e-mail fullmoon poets@speakeasy.net to learn more.

FEB. 19 EASY RIDERS The GoldWing Road Riders Association chapter Ca1N will meet at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 19, Grandma’s Hill Top Hide-A-Way Café, 539 Vista Bella, Oceanside. Owners of all types of motorcycles are welcome. Call chapter directors Len and Carolyn Foley at (760) 476-9450 to learn more. HORTICULTURE CLUB The MiraCosta Horticulture Club will feature environmental artist and landscape designer Bryan Morse at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 19, Alta Vista Gardens, Brengle Terrace Park, Vista. Morse will discuss construction and development of Pikake Gardens in Valley Center. Call (760) 940-2158 to learn more.

FEB. 20 SO POETIC San Diego poet Shadab Hashmi will be the featured poet at Sunset Poets’ monthly reading at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave. The featured poet will be followed by an open mic reading. Call (760) 758-2410 or visit www.shadabhashmi.com to learn more.

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AND BEYOND Bonsai and Beyond Club will meet every third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., Ecke Building, San Diego Botanical Garden. The club’s activities include tray landscapes, Bonsai, Hon Non Bo, viewing stones, and other related Asian arts. INVEST WISELY A women’s investment club will meet the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the North County area. Their portfolio includes stocks from many different sectors, including retail, tech, medical and the food industry. The only requirement to join is a desire to learn about investing and stocks. Call Charlene Bason at (760) 727 or e-mail dollarsand senseforwomen@cox.net to learn UP, UP AND AWAY Natalie Kim and Stefan Hochfilzer look skyward more. to see how high her rocket flew.


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was The Memoirs of Paul Revere. In celebration of the 235th anniversary of the birth of Paul Revere, the students imagined they were the famous American patriot who was writing his memoirs. This includes various accomplishments for which Paul Revere wishes to be remembered in the annals of American history including his famous midnight ride from Boston to Lexington. The contest was co-chaired by Joanne

Dudek, Kathy Loftman and Debbie Giese from the De Anza NSDAR Chapter. The mission of the De Anza Chapter, NSDAR, is a lineage society whose mission is to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, to promote knowledge of American history, to conduct genealogical research and to cherish, maintain and perpetuate American freedom, liberty and patriotism. Call Joanne Dudek, co-chair, for additional information at (858) 756-3326.

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RANCHO SANTA FE — Items for the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary, R. Roger Rowe School and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center rummage sale, set for March 26, can be dropped off at the community center, 5970 La Sendita, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS Wednesdays and Thursdays Jan. 27 in celebration of its hand-crafted wines. until 8 a.m. to noon. For additional informaUrban vintners tion on Carruth Cellars SOLANA BEACH — Winery on Cedros, call (858) Carruth Cellars Winery on 847-9463 or visit www.carruth Cedros, 320 S. Cedros Ave., cellars.com. Suite 400, is a fully operational winery in an urban set- For Children’s Hospital COAST CITIES — Rady ting. After years of preparation, the store held its grand- Children’s Hospital Women’s opening ribbon-cutting event Auxiliary North County Unit

extends an invitation to women from all over North County to become new members, willing to donate time and talents to help raise funds for Rady Children's Hospital. The next meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16, at the First Methodist Church, 341 Kalmia St., Escondido. For information, call Margie at (951) 767-1940 or Danette at (760) 749-0330.

of $1,500 for Encinitas Union School District Biz Town program; $2,500 for the San Dieguito Heritage Museum; $2,500 for the Los Angelitos young people’s soccer and after school programs; $2,000 to the Rivera Ensenada Rotary Club in Mexico and $5,000 for worldwide Microcredit programs to help build small businesses in third world countries. Throughout the year Open hands, hearts this rotary club gives donaENCINITAS — In tions to worthy charities January, the Encinitas locally and also internationRotary Club gave donations ally.

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were many injuries on the natural turf currently in use at the school. “We actually get more injuries on the monkey bars,” Delaney said. “We do have the occasional sprained ankle or pulled knee.” Trustee Todd Frank recognized the new field as an asset to the school and acknowledged the irony of its worth. “If we had an asset worth more than a million dollars, we would have it locked up in a room,” he said. Still, he said he believed the field should be rented out when possible. Delaney said the field will be rented to soccer and lacrosse teams and others who wish to use it, but with proper insurance and the approval of the superintendent. Delaney said that it has

been a tradition in the past that after soccer on the weekends, the field is open to families to enjoy playing football or tossing a ball around. “It is a community field and I like the idea that the community can use it,” Delaney said. After the unanimous vote, Vaughn-Cleff recommended additional design options that could be stubbed in during construction, including preparation of a future snack bar, restrooms, a score board, public address system, bleachers, a storage building and security camera. “I like the idea of stubbing out everything,” said Jim Depolo, trustee. Delaney said she would look into the recommendation and bring it back to the board at a later meeting. “You don’t want to come back in 10 years and say, we should have put in that conduit,” Vaughn-Cleft said.


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I ‘sew’ don’t have the patience I realized, as I browsed through a yardage store the other day, I had received a fine, but odd gift from my mother. I suspect a good chunk of you under 40 don’t truly know what a yardage store is. It is sometimes called a fabric store, but that doesn’t shed much light on it either, if you didn’t grow up with a mother who sewed. Those stores were a major part of my childhood, and to this day I love wandering through the shimmering bolts of cloth in every color and texture. My mother was a gifted seamstress. Days on end would include the chatter of her sewing machine late into the night. There was always one room cluttered with pincushions, tailor’s chalk, a tracing wheel, drawers of thread and needles and buttons, sharptoothed shears, pattern packets and zippers, thimbles and edging tape.These surrounded a cutting board spread with oddly shaped tissue bits pinned firmly to fabric that is already the finished garment in the seamstress’s mind’s-eye. It’s hard to find a fabric store these days, at least here in the suburbs. I think they have been largely displaced by the discount stores that I know and, I admit it, love. And we can also blame how crazy busy life has become for most women since we decided we could “do it all.” But that’s not why I don’t actually sew. The bald truth about me can be found where my mother’s gorgeous Husqvarna sewing machine sits in my bedroom awaiting the occasional ripped jeans or rare burst of craft inspiration. Women with the gift still sew and they do it for the joy of it, time and affordability be darned. I inherited my mother’s sewing machine and fascination with the craft and tools, but not a shred of the patience and fine-motor skills needed to make it happen. Heather Barbieri in “The Lacemakers of Glemara” insists, “You hesitate, thinking of past mistakes, when you threw the pieces across the room in a fit of anger because nothing was coming together the way it should … And yet you must … pick up the TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B12

Jack, owned by San Diego resident Dawn Celapin, proves even the smallest dog can be a Splash Dog.

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DEL MAR — A Pet Expo was held Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the event, which was sponsored by the San Diego Union-Tribune, benefit San Diego resident Tristan Easterly, 12, tosses a ball for Jackson, a yellow lab owned by El Cajon resident Tyler Sargent, in the Splash Dogs demonSan Diego animal shelters and stration. Photos by Daniel Knighton care groups. The event featured pet products and services, a dock jumping competition, a petting zoo, pet adoptions, expert speakers and more.

Happy, from Happy Cat Rescue, rests comfortably in her cage, safe from all the dogs roaming the Pet Expo while waiting for her new Thirteen-year-old Santee resident Jett Pettus gets a smooch on the nose from Taffy, an Australian Sheppard. adoptive parents to pick her up.

Solana Beach resident Linda Karecki and her golden doodle Dandy.

Golf classic in Rancho Santa Fe is fun ‘fore’ all By Bianca Kaplanek

RANCHO SANTA FE — Nearly 100 players hit the links Jan. 31 for the 18th annual All for the Community Golf Classic to raise money for the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. The all-day event, held at

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, teed off at 10:30 a.m. with a putting contest, massages and lunch. The shotgun scramble began at noon and was followed by the All Fore Fun after-party that included TURN TO GOLF ON B12

NEWCOMERS Solana Beach resident Wick Peterson, left, and Worth GREENS DAY “We’ve got some work to do,” Dan Floit told his foursome after taking his first shot of the day. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Archambault of Encinitas participate in the golf classic for the first time. “Anything to help a good cause, especially if it takes you away from work,” said Peterson, whose brother lives in Rancho Santa Fe. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek


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PET WEEK Abigail is a 9-yearold spayed female, Himalayan feline. With blue eyes and exquisite manners, her adoption fee is $75 plus a microchip registration fee. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-todate vaccinations and microchip identification. Helen Woodward Animal Center kennels are open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applications are accepted until 5:45 p.m. at

6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, call (858) 756-4117, option No. 1 or log on to www.animalcenter.org.

Snapshots driving north on Highway 101 en route to San Luis Obispo: Transparent blue skies. Hawks circling, riding the wind. A sparkling, sapphire ocean with laceysurf edges. A well worn road ahead, weaving through velvet-green foothills. Saffroncolored mustard hugging the pavement. Naked grapevines stretching to the foothills. Philosophers say it’s not the destination but the journey that counts. In this case, it’s both, and I’m feeling lucky. Getting through the L.A. traffic was a breeze, and from Thousand Oaks on, it’s been nothing but beautiful vistas. All this when much of the country is battling snow storms for the ages.

E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road Is California great or what? I arrive in San Luis Obispo (SLO Town as locals call it) and exit the 101 at Monterey Street. I check into the Quality Suites, a 10minute walk from the city’s charming, shaded downtown. I flip on the television and — what a coincidence. Oprah is talking about SLO –— “the happiest town in the country.” Seems that a 2008 Gallup-Healthways Poll sur-

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notes that the world’s people, as different as we are, all reside under the same big sky. My ancho chile-glazed fresh salmon, sautéed vegetables and brown rice couldn’t be better, and it’s gluten free, as are several entrees. The server says they receive frequent requests for gluten-free entrees. The piece de resistance, however, is a melt-in-yourmouth chocolate cake made of polenta. Strange, yes, but beyond scrumptious. The next morning, we challenge the happiness meter with an arduous hike up nearby Bishop Peak. At 1,559 feet, it’s the highest of nine morros or rounded hills — in this case, ancient volcanic peaks — that lie between Morro Bay and SLO. The 2-mile climb (4 miles

veyed multiple cities and SLO residents scored highest for “overall emotional health” meter and are “more likely to experience joy” than peoples elsewhere. Why? According to the survey, SLO folks like the pedestrianfriendly streets; the many trails for cyclers and hikers; the great air quality; the popular Thursday farmers market; restaurants that serve local fare (no drive-ins allowed here); the ban on smoking in most public places; and a location that affords easy access to California’s spectacular Central Coast and all that it has to offer. Good food is one offering and upon recommendation, I have dinner at Big Sky Café (1121 Broad Street). The eatery is so named not after Montana’s nickname, but from a Chinese proverb which

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Buy the perfect towel Dear Sara: Maybe you can help! I am on a search for sensible bath towels. I’m speaking of a towel for after shower, not a blanket. These incredibly large heavyweight towels are energyconsumers to the greatest degree, taking extended drying time. Your help is appreciated. — Martha L., email Dear Martha: I own quite a few beach towels. They’re cheap, lightweight and dry quickly. They’re great for frequent family use but not so great for guests or display. Microfiber and micro cotton bath towels work well, too. They’re soft absorbent and dry quickly. But they’re not cheap. I’ve tried many different brands. It is frustrating to buy what seems to be a high-quality towel until you try it or wash it. I wrote an article on towels a couple of years ago. You can find it at www.frugalvillage.com/ 2008/01/25/towels-low-costluxury. Some decent towels include Martex, Macy’s Hotel Collection, Restoration Hardware’s Paradigm towels, Abyss Super Pile, Target’s Thomas O’brien, Matouk Milagro, Kara Weaves of Kerala, Lands End Cotton/bamboo, Embrace Towels by Christy and Pinzon Luxury Cotton. These are not cheap towels. Some are thick, which you don’t like. But if you hang and reuse, you’ll cut down on the amount of energy on drying them after a single use. There’s line drying, too. You can line dry and then toss them into the dryer for a few minutes to soften rather than dry them completely in the dryer. I think you’d like waffle weave cotton spa towels. They’re lighter than traditional bath towels and still absorbent. I suggest buying white towels and limit using bleach or hot water and don’t use fabric softener because it causes towels to be less absorbent. Dear Sara: I love to read your articles. Please keep up the good writing. I have a beautiful marble tile in my bathroom. We live in Sequim, Wash., so we get mold. I was cleaning my walls with a water vinegar mixture, and now I have spots all over the marble. I have tried every product I can find and nothing will remove the spots. Do you know how to remove spots from marble? Thank you. — Sandi G., Washington Dear

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Young writers celebrated at Horizon Prep RANCHO SANTA FE — Horizon Prep held its Winter Author’s Tea honoring one student, selected from each class, for showing improvement or above-grade-level skill in writing. Author’s Tea is held four times per year. Family and friends enjoyed hearing the outstanding authors read their selections at an event Jan. 26 in the Horizon Prep Library. This quarter’s winners included Mia Mansukhani, FAMILY FUN Horizon Prep’s Winter Author’s Tea brings out the Madison Mansukhani, Grace whole family for honoree Brandon Misel (with mom Tina, dad Mike and Yale, Olivia Aschbrenner, brother Colton). Maddie Giffin and Michaela

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Group helps foster children succeed in high school and beyond By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Sofia is a shining example of why the Friends of San Pasqual Academy work so hard making sure foster kids have a place to live and an excellent school to attend. Sofia graduated from the academy in 2003. She was valedictorian. She then graduated Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society from UCSD having earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in international relations and a minor in Russian and Soviet studies. She is currently pursuing her jurist doctorate degree at the USD School of Law and is hoping to also be admitted to the university’s International Master of Business Administration program. “I feel very grateful to have been placed at San Pasqual Academy. I honestly do not believe that I would be where I am today if it were not for all the caring staff and incredible donors to help me along the way,” she said. Typical of most foster kids, she was removed from

her home by the courts because of abuse or neglect and was put into the system though no fault of her own. She moved many times, forcing her to attend many different schools. “I did not have one ounce of self-esteem after being told every single day for years that I was a waste and would never amount to anything,” she said. “The staff at San Pasqual Academy encouraged me to apply for college and informed me about the different funding options.” She said she did hit some speed bumps along the way, but the academy was there with words of encouragement and financial support when she needed it. “I get very emotional often thinking how far I have come and just being in utter disbelief that this is me,” she said. “This is what I am doing with my life.” Sofia’s career goal is to become an attorney in the corporate department of a global law firm specifically to advise corporations in FRIENDS OF SAN PASQUAL Board members of The Friends of San Pasqual Academy make sure foster children have a good place to TURN TO FOSTER ON B15

live and everything they need to get an education. Back row from left are Kathy Lathrum, Ann Boon, Lois Jones and Dagmar Helgager. Front row from left are Joan Scott and Teri Summerhays. Courtesy photo

Frontierland meets a serious sandwich at Yellow Deli More funds go to Osuna Ranch DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate

By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Association voted at its Feb. 3 meeting to approve an additional expenditure of $20,500 to complete the drainage work and establish a contingency to cover any additional project costs at Osuna Ranch. “The installation of the water line at Osuna is 90 percent complete for the most part without incident,” said Ivan Holler, covenant administrator. “We are pleased about that. The driveway portion should start soon.” The Osuna Ranch was purchased several years ago with Open Space Funds for just under $12 million. Its purpose was to be an equestrian facility and historical center for the community. In May 2010, the Osuna Committee asked for $150,000 for funding for portions of Phase One of the Osuna Master Plan. It was to be used mostly to satisfy the county requirements for a major use permit for the planned lot split. Also the fire department wanted the main driveway to accommodate a fire engine and they also TURN TO OSUNA ON B19

After having several area restaurant proprietors talk this place up, the seed had been planted to give it a try. Then, in late January, I’m driving around lost in Valley Center, so I pull over to a farm stand to ask for directions. As it turns out, the farm stand is part of the Morningstar Ranch, which happens to belong to, and provide food for the Twelve Tribes community who built and operate the Yellow Deli. Talk about a random coincidence. The bearded fellows at the farm stand were busy renovating an old farmhouse and gave me a good overview of their operation and the major effort it took them to get the Yellow Deli built. The Twelve Tribes is more communal living than cult-like and they own and operate restaurants and woodworking facilities around the United States and Europe. They also sell their produce at area farmers markets and their craftsmen are

MELLOW AT THE YELLOW The Yellow Deli in Vista is open 24 hours, five days per week but closes at 3 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday. They are located at 315 East Broadway in Vista. Check them out at www.yellowdeli.com or call (760) 631-1888. Courtesy photo

in high demand by area builders. Their look is a cross between Hasidic Jews and Amish folks and with bushy beards occupying a niche among the hipster set, they have a bit of that going on as

well. I would encourage you to research them more on your own as it’s a fascinating story. I referenced Frontierland when describing the building because it’s just such a unique structure in

downtown Vista that feels like it could be in an amusement park, complete with characters in long beards, Little House on the Prairie costumes, and frontier/bluegrass music which I coined

“smoothgrass.” Forget all that though, this is the real deal.This place was built from the ground up by skilled Twelve Tribes members and it is spectacular. Also, they are not in costume, it’s their daily attire. Ornate wood and ironwork details are everywhere along with fire pits out front, several decks and lounges, two floors and dual winding staircases. Prepare to be impressed by it all and be sure to wander around and check out the seemingly endless alcoves and intimate rooms. From what I’ve heard, the Twelve Tribes restaurant employees hold impromptu jam sessions and dance parties. Another crazy thing about this place is the hours. It’s open 24 hours, five days per week but closes at 3 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday in order for them to observe their Sabbath and have a day of rest. The crowd on a Monday night was a mix of college students, foodies and just normal folks. The college kids at the table behind us were having a very entertaining debate on religion that was very appropriate given TURN TO LICK ON B19

Mainly Mozart concert series makes music in the Ranch RANCHO SANTA FE — Mainly Mozart begins its Spotlight Series at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe with a 5:30 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. concert on Feb. 13. Events continue through May 1. Each evening begins with a pre-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, fol-

lowed by a one-hour concert featuring chamber musicians.Tickets are $60 per concert. For an additional $65 per person, guests can enjoy a 7:30 p.m. post-concert dinner at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe with the opportunity to interact with the musicians and fellow concert-

goers. Series subscriptions are also available from $155 to $270. The opening concert of the series features violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Max Levinson playing Mozart, Chopin and R. Strauss. Levinson is known as an intelligent and sensitive

artist with a fearless technique and is the first American to win first prize at the Guardian Dublin International Piano Competition. “I am very glad that The Inn and Mainly Mozart are partners,” said Kerman Beriker, general manager of

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International guitarists play at library By Alyx Sariol

CARLSBAD — The Museum of Making Music’s International Guitar Night concert on Feb. 2 attracted a soldout crowd for an evening of performances at Carlsbad’s Dove Library. This year’s International Guitar Night, a traveling showcase of talented guitarists, brought tour founder Brian Gore, Italian Pino Forastiere, British Clive Carroll and Brazilian Alexandre Gismonti to the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane. The Museum of Making Music and the city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presented the show, with financial assistance from the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund. “That was a fabulous concert — what amazing talent,” Museum of Making Music Executive Director Carolyn Grant said. “They are so good together. Brian has a fabulous concept going on there.” Each guitarist played a short solo set, demonstrating his individual style on an

acoustic guitar. Their techniques ranged from the more common to the slightly unusual, but were entertaining nonetheless. “I’m not using these capos as directed,” joked Gore, during his performance. Capos are commonly used to rise the tuning of a guitar. “I’m doing a lot of things that would drive normal people crazy.” The musicians also performed together, combining their styles into a unique composition for the audience. “This is exciting because I like watching the technique of other guitarists,” Carlsbad resident and guitarist Lance Hudgins, 24, said. He received tickets to the sold-out concert as a gift. This year’s International Guitar Night was the third installment held in Carlsbad. Gore launched the tour in 2004 to create the top traveling showcase of international guitarists. “We thought Gore’s concept was intriguing,” Grant said. “Since we had such a great time working with the group the first time,we decided to bring it back.”

IT’S A STRING THING Museum of Making Music Executive Director Carolyn Grant and International Guitar Night founder Brian Gore are all smiles after Gore’s first performance of the night. Photo by Alyx Sariol

The Museum of Making Music’s next big event — The Spirit of the Stick — will be held on March 12 at the museum’s facility, located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad. Chapman Stick inventor Emmett Chapman will discuss what led to the creation of his now famous instrument,as well as discuss playing techniques. Encinitas resident Tom Griesgraber, a renowned Chapman Stick player, will also

perform at the event. “It’s going to be not only musically intriguing, but also very educational,” Grant said. “We’ll learn about how a new instrument comes to be and also hear the abilities that these musicians possess — they are very talented.” For more information about upcoming events, visit the Museum of Making Music’s website at www.museumof makingmusic.org or call (760) 438-5996.

Savvy 13-year-old diabetic takes charge Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 13year-old diabetic. I have good control of my diabetes, but right around Christmas, I began having unreasonably high blood-sugar readings and I’m still having them now. The lowest sugar I have had since is 140, and the highest is 281. I am not sick. I have no fever and I am not vomiting. I do not have a cough. I have checked my ketones multiple times, and they were all negative. My insulin is not expired. I even did a control test on my meter, and it came out to 101. I asked my parents, and they believe it’s the meter. It is about 1-1/2 years old. A while ago, another one of my meters did something like this. It would give me readings in the 20s and 30s when I was completely fine. But the control test on that one said it was normal, too. My dad recently ordered a new meter, but what is your opinion on what could be causing these highs? Normally, I rarely have a sugar over 200, but now it’s every day. I want to fix my sugars! In case this helps, my meter is the FreeStyle Lite and my

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Hospital gala set with ’60s theme CARMEL VALLEY — The Carmel Valley Unit of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has been hard at work, preparing for the sixth annual Sounds of Hope for Children. Tickets are now on sale for the March 25 event, to be held at the Prado in Balboa Park. Featuring the Dean-O-holics, the theme for the sixth annual Sounds of Hope for Children event was inspired by the popular AMC program “Mad Men”and the music of that era. The 2011 Sounds of Hope

event will benefit the Hospital’s Autism Discovery Institute. Get ready to swing and sing to the sounds of the ’60s with Dean, Frank and Sammy in a Vegas-style tribute to the “Rat Pack.” The ballroom at The Prado in Balboa Park will be transformed into a nightclub scene. According to event cochairs Marilyn Nolen and Romie Martin, the group’s goal is to ensure a memorable experience that combines philanthropy and fun. Tickets, avail-

able by invitation only,are $175 per guest. Tables of 10 with reserved seating are $2,500. For an invitation, visit www.chacv. org or call (858) 461-0104. Guests are encouraged to dress in early ’60s cocktail attire. For more information about Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s Carmel Valley Unit, invitations for Sounds of Hope for Children, and to learn about underwriting opportunities, visit www.chacv.org, call (858) 461-0104 or e-mail cvchairs@ gmail.com.

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I HOPE YOU DANCE Rancho Santa Fe resident Alexandra Allman auditioned for and was successfully admitted to the Summer Modern Dance Intensive program at Interlochen Fine Arts School in Interlochen, Mich. Allman, a dancer from age 3, has studied at the Royal Dance Academy in Carmel Valley since 2002. She dances modern, jazz, and ballet and is working toward her Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Certification at the Intermediate level. Allman, a sophomore at The Bishop's School in La Jolla, also dances in the school’s Performing Dance Group Photo by Patti Andre

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RANCH HISTORY MANZANITA The original cottages added during the 1940s may have pioneered the concept of the boutique hotel experience. More like small homes rather than hotel rooms down long corridors, they allowed visitors to be temporary Ranch residents. Each cottage had a distinctly unique design. The Manzanita cottage, left, named for a native chaparral species, had a walledin patio and was under the canopy of eucalyptus trees.

The ORIGINAL Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

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MARIPOSA The cottages graced the property and brought the visiting experience further out into the landscape. The Mariposa Cottage, above, is reminiscent of a country home. It was set back with a long rambling porch.

Residents ante up to help fund new lifeguard tower By Bianca Kaplanek

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Teaching kids to surf all about timing For reasons only they know, parents are putting their kids on surfboards at younger and younger ages. Some even wear kid-carrying devices, paddling junior out with them at around 2 years old. Tosh Tudor, Joel and Maya’s firstborn, rode some well-overheard (for him) waves before his 3rd birthday. The waves were mushy little outside high tide lefts that roll into Cardiff between swells all summer long. Neither Joel nor Tosh were ever in any danger here and Tosh has grown up to ride on his own. He now reigns as the king of the spinner in his age group. Another parent I observed surfing with his child did not seem so safe — the man holding onto his infant, caught a hollow little inside grinder, grabbed a rail and rode tightly near the hook of a small, inside tube. One bad move or unexpected warble in the wave could have pinned the helpless baby to the sand, and ... I hate to think of it. Thankfully, there was no such mishap. In the early ‘60s, most parents waited at least until their kids’ 6th birthday to launch them into the surf. As the oldest brother I was forced to wait until I was 10. My middle brother was 8 and my youngest I took out at 6. Had there been a brother younger than these, he probably would have been born on a surfboard. With soft surfboards, leashes and helmets, surfing is far safer than it used to be. When somebody asks how young is too young I tell them that it depends on your child. Some, like my youngest brother, are forced into the surf before they are ready and never return again. Others can’t wait to TURN TO SEA NOTES ON B15

HELPING HANDS Eric Sandy, from the city’s Community Services Department, said he helped build the existing lifeguard station in 1964. Ronnie Delaney was chairwoman for this year’s casino night. Photo by WINNING With a king and an ace, Ron Higgins is a happy gambler on this deal. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek Bianca Kaplanek

Recent Encinitas DUI checkpoint nets nine arrests ENCINITAS — On Feb. 5, a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint was conducted in the 1800 block of Olivenhain Road in the city of Encinitas. The checkpoint resulted in the following: — 1891 vehicles were

driven through the checkpoint — 1217 vehicles were contacted in the primary inspection area — 77 vehicle were sent to secondary for a further evaluation

— Nine arrests were made for driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (two repeat offenders) — One arrest was made for possession of illegal drugs — 24 citations were issued for drivers without

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MADE WITH LOVE END OF AN ERA San Elijo State Beach hosts Frank and June Nuttall in front of their classic 1971 Airstream will bid farewell after 23 years of volunteering at the campground. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker

Decades of volunteerism come to an end By Wehtahnah Tucker

CARDIFF BY THE SEA — As the sun rises high over the Pacific, a couple with strong ties to the community emerge from their vintage Airstream to greet the campers at San Elijo State

Beach campground. Their friendly dispositions and generosity have helped thousands of visitors and locals alike enhance their experience at one of the premiere beaches in the state. For Frank and June

Nuttall, the routine was set in motion more than 23 years ago as they stumbled upon the site during a driving tour with their family. But their tenure as the longest consecutive volunteers at any state park is coming to a close at

the end of February. “We wouldn’t be leaving except for her,” Frank said pointing to a picture of one of their great-grandchildren. “Our family is in British TURN TO VOLUNTEERISM ON B13

ENCINITAS — Although she’s only 10, Angelique Velasco is already a skilled pitchman. A member of Encinitas Girl Scout Troop 1239, Angelique uses her gift of persuasion to send Girl Scout cookies to military troops overseas through Operation Thin Mint. Angelique is among 3,601 girls and 419 troops participating in the program in the North County coastal area. This is the 10th year of the local cookie drive. To date, a total of 1,633,888 boxes of Girl Scout cookies accompanied with handwritten notes have been sent from Girl Scouts in San Diego to troops in TASTE OF HOME From left, Army 1st Lt. Erica Taiscan and Pfc. Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, Antonio Dobbins of the 158th Aviation Regiment in Afghanistan enjoy Japan, Korea and aboard Girl Scout cookies sent from home through Operation Thin Mint. Photo ships in the Persian Gulf, courtesy Girl Scouts San Diego

Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Last year Angelique won a local competition for the best decorated wagon, which she used to pull her inventory of cookies from door to door. “We used wrapping paper to cover the wagon to make it look like a piece of the sky,” she said. “The thing that caught people’s eye was a puppet for Operation Thin Mint on the top of the wagon. We also used battery-pack lights.” Angelique also developed a pitch that proved to be as irresistible as her Girl Scout cookies. “If a customer bought four boxes totaling $16, and gave me a $20 bill, I would say, ‘Would you like to donate TURN TO THIN MINT ON B14

San Diego Trust Bank earning show record growth SAN DIEGO — San Diego Trust Bank reported its unaudited results for the fourth quarter as well as the full year ending Dec. 31, 2010. The bank reported its 25th consecutive quarterly profit with record fourth-quarter earnings up 68 percent from the comparable period of a year ago. Net earnings aftertax totaled $333,000 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, compared to $198,000 for the

same period last year. For the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2010, the bank reported net income of $959,000 compared to $632,000 in the previous year despite all the costs incurred in opening their third fullservice branch, which is located in the Pt. Loma community of San Diego. This represented a 52 percent increase over prior year results. The bank’s earnings were

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It will be all hearts at the Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias. The monthly crafts program meets at 11 a.m. Feb. 12, and again on the second Saturday of every month, sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild. February’s gathering will offer a St. Valentine’s Day card craft session to create something special for the one you love. There is also a book club that meets at 2 p.m. on the second Friday of every month, that will discuss Laurence Bergreen's “Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu.” Courtesy photo

100 percent “core earnings” and did not include any release of loan loss reserves back into income. Selected highlights for the fourth quarter 2010 and full year: — Total deposits increased more than $54 million and totaled $171 million as of Dec. 31, 2010, an increase of more than 46 percent from

SOLANA BEACH — With 18 applicants for the same number of vacancies, council members had an easy job naming residents to the city’s five citizen commissions at the Jan. 26 meeting. Anthony Craig, Gordon Johns and Michael Whitton were the only applicants for three vacancies on the Budget and Finance Commission. It was the only choice for the trio, who were all reapplying for their current positions. Six residents were interested in serving on Parks and Recreation, which had four vacancies. Council appointed Courtney Boulle, the only current member of that group to reapply, Rick Fay, Wendy Forrester and Adam Paulsen. Not selected were Jewel Edson, who was later named to her first-choice appointment on the View Assessment Commission, and Thomas Alexander, who

was renamed to Public Safety. Sharon Klein, Allen Moffson, and new appointee Carol Rodriguez were selected to serve on the Public Arts Advisory Commission. Alexander was the only other resident who applied for a position on Public Arts. Three of the five current Public Safety members who reapplied — Alexander, David Bittar and Vickie Driver — will return to that commission with new appointees Bernhard Geierstanger and George Manahan. Fay, who had already been named to Parks and Recreation, his first-choice assignment, was the only other applicant for the five spots available on Public Safety. Edson, Georgia Wood and Jack Hegenauer were reappointed to their positions on the View Assessment TURN TO BOARDS ON B15

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Child found in home near drugs is removed By Shelli DeRobertis

VISTA — A child was removed from her parents’ care during a probation check at 8 a.m. Jan. 25 when authorities found drug paraphernalia on the bed next to the child. A specialized unit from the San Diego Sheriff’s Vista Station conducted a probation compliance detail on Arturo Camarena, 35, who was out on bail at the time of the detail, according to Sgt. Joe Mata of the sheriff’s department. During the probation check authorities determined that Camarena and his wife, Mary Sanchez, 29, were using heroin and methamphetamine in the presence of their 3-year-old daughter, Mata said. “Where she was lying at — there was a meth pipe right there,” he said of the child. The daughter was removed from the home and put into protective custody by the Drug Endangered Children’s Protective Service Unit. Both parents were arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility. Sanchez faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and willful cruelty to a child, and is being held on $100,000 bail. The county’s child welfare director, Debra Zanders-Willis, said she couldn’t comment on specific cases, but that it is always the goal of the department to reunite parents with their children. She said that typically what happens after a child is removed from the home is that it’s the department’s first priority to find an appropriate relative who is willing to care for the child during the separation. Another step in the process can include children being placed into foster care if relative care is not an option, she said. But if parents are sent to prison for a year or two, the court may make another determination that includes adoption of the children, depending on their age, Zanders-Willis said. “For 3-and-under, we really do have to look at permanency if parents are going to be removed,” she said.

Del Mar woman honored with bench dedication on the northeast corner of Street, Peter Glaser said his the location of the latest DEL MAR — Standing Camino del Mar and 15th wife, Helen, would have loved streetscape item bearing her name. “It’s a terrific bench in a beautiful location at a hot corner in Del Mar,” he said during a Jan. 28 ceremony dedicating yet another bench to the woman known throughout the city as the consummate community volunteer. “Helen loved to keep an eye on what was going on in the city,” Glaser said. “And not a week went by that she wasn’t doing some sort of volunteer work.” Glaser, who passed away in 2009, was active with many city organizations, including the Del Mar Village Association, Del Mar Foundation, Del Mar Historical Society, Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Powerhouse. She served on countIN HER HONOR During a Jan. 28 bench dedication, with his late wife’s picture beside him, Peter Glaser committees and shares a few stories about Helen and the many hours she spent volunteering in the city. Photo by Bianca less volunteered for a number of Kaplanek By Bianca Kaplanek

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community events on behalf of the revitalization and historic preservation of downtown Del Mar. As a volunteer at the visitors center, “Helen really was the face of Del Mar,” her husband said, recalling that her first “office” with the center was “a counter, a bar stool and an umbrella that they kept moving around and she would have to go and find it.” Glaser said his wife could hold the record for having her name on the most benches in the city. “I invite you all to sit on one of her benches,” he said. “But if there’s a bird there, don’t shoo it away. It’s probably Helen looking to see what’s going on.” Mayor Don Mosier said the city depends on the volunteer spirit of people like Glaser. “She was a wonderful ambassador for Del Mar,” he said.

All of the past presidents in attendance gathered for a picture.

RANCHO SANTA FE — On Feb. 7, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe hosted the Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe as it held its Past Presidents Day and discussed its history. More than 20 past presidents attended the meeting, including Roger Rowe, president from 1973 to 1974; and Rea Mowery, president from 1983 to 1984; who presented the history of Rotary International and Rancho Santa Fe from 1905 through 1975. Also, Chuck Badger spoke about the history of Rotary in Rancho Santa Fe since it began in February 1959, and highlighted notables such as Jim Boyce, president from 1989 to 1990,who carried the Olympic Torch in 1984.He also published and gave copies of this history to each of the past presidents.


Second chance to help Spencer SOLANA BEACH — A second fundraiser, Spencer Fox Walks ... Again! is set from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave. featuring Combo Libertad, Los Beautiful Beasts and host Jay Isbell from FM 94.9’s The Mikey Show. Young Spencer became a quadriplegic Feb. 1, 2010, at age 13, after a snowboarding accident. He broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury that left him almost completely paralyzed. Today, after hundreds of hours of rehabilitation therapy, Spencer can stand and even take steps. Tickets are $25 and the event will also include a live and silent auction and opportunity drawing. The event benefits the NTAF Southwest Spinal Cord Injury Fund in honor of Spencer Fox. Donations toward Spencer’s care can be made online at www.NTAFund.org, or send checks payable to NTAF Southwest Spinal Cord Injury Fund, with the check memo reading “In honor of Spencer Fox.” Mail to K. Hentschke, 411 E. Cliff St., Solana Beach, CA 92075.

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Can a will overpower Jewish Family Center readies other beneficiaries? gala to support local families Dear Bruce: Several years ago, I wrote you and asked about being a beneficiary on an annuity or CD. You indicated the beneficiary at the time of the person’s death is entitled to it. I’ve had several people tell me that if I am named in a “will,” a person indicates things are to be divided such as: the annuity and CD also must also be divided. Then I explained to them that you can name anyone as a beneficiary, and everyone should be named on it if the person that owns it wants them to have any of it. Am I right or wrong? Does a will override the beneficiary on an annuity or CD? — Karen via email Dear Karen: You can’t change beneficiaries on other documents through your will. For the sake of discussion, if a name is on an insurance policy, that person by contract is the beneficiary and can’t be removed simply because someone changes their will. People often ask, if a home is left to them in a will and then the home was sold, could they go to the person that purchased the home and say that belongs to me. Oftentimes, there will be things that you can’t undo in a contract or a will. Many times in a will there are things that are disposed of after the will is drawn. That is simply a non-event. It could be argued, not morally, not legally, that the person who drew the will intended that the money will be divided and the parties involved may or may not wish to honor the thought.

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COAST CITIES — The annual Heart & Soul Gala of Jewish Family Service of San Diego is coming up in La Jolla and this year’s theme, All You Need is Love, celebrates the accomplishments of Encinitas residents Esther and Bud Fischer, along with Carlsbad resident Rebecca McInnis of Embrace-aFamily Holiday Program, the Hand Up Youth Food Pantry and Military Outreach Program; the

Rubenstein Family Scholarship; and The 2010 Heart & Soul Gala. For information about auction items, tickets, or underwriting opportunities, call Sharonne Ketels at (858) 637-3034. This year’s event is chaired by Rancho Santa Fe resident Lisa Levine and Kate Kassar, of La Jolla, with auction Chairwomen Dawn Berson, Alysa Kaplan and Leslie Fastlicht Russo. The annual Heart & Soul

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Group celebrates 1-year anniversary in downtown storefront By Wehtahnah Tucker

ENCINITAS — Running Skirts was already known for introducing color and style to women runners worldwide through its website when it opened its flagship store in downtown Encinitas last February. For the past year, the “unique boutique for the stylish” has supplied thousands of local athletes with the innovative running skirt. Designed to combine fashion and functionality, the skirts flew out of the small warehouse on Second Street for five years. Christy Baker designed a prototype for the running skirt when her sister Cindy Lynch “roped” her into running her first marathon. “She said she would do it but not wearing ‘those ugly shorts,’” Lynch remembers. What started as a side job for two sisters has become a thriving business. Baker’s garage in Cardiff was home to the Internet-based retailer until expansion became necessary. “We had to move into a larger space when the demand increased,” she said. The company now sees its trendy skirts at almost every major race in North America. According to Baker’s twin and co-founder Lynch, the skirts and coordinating attire fly off the racks at race expos and retail stores nationwide. Locally, the company’s warehouse was known

to open its doors to runners who wanted to drop in to try on the skirts, check out the latest colors and styles, exchange a gift and save on shipping. “Now our customers don’t have to squeeze in between the racks of inventory and stacks of shipping boxes in order to get “skirted,”” Lynch said. “It was a natural progression into the brick and mortar retail location when the window front space in front of our warehouse opened up in the building,” Lynch said. The former real estate office was thoroughly transformed. “We literally gutted the space and made it into a “pinkalicious” boutique shopping experience, unlike any other specialty running store,” she said. “San Diego is a huge runners’ Mecca and we have a tremendous following here,” Lynch said. “In Encinitas, Second Street is overrun by athletes every morning, afternoon and weekend,” Baker added. “This is a prime location for us and the perfect time to open our first retail store.” The entrepreneurs attribute much of their success in running a profitable business to location, enthusiastic customer base and loyal following. “Not only are we located on the thoroughfare for local cyclists and runners, TURN TO CELEBRATES ON B15

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Prescription drug abuse addressed at meeting By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — “I just want to feel normal,” wrote Aaron Rubin. “I am not me. I feel ashamed.” Those were entries in the rehabilitation journal of Rubin, a 2000 graduate of Poway High School who began using alcohol and drugs “socially” in 10th grade. In 2005, shortly after spending six successful months in rehab, Rubin overdosed. He had a heart attack and two strokes and was in a coma for three weeks. Told by doctors Rubin was going to die, his parents were planning their son’s

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round trip) goes up, then up, then up some more, and sometimes following the trail requires scrambling over boulders. The sun is warm, there is little shade and we’re a bit short on water, so we surrender before reaching the top. But we get plenty high enough to be rewarded with panoramic views of SLO, Los Osos and El Chorro valleys and the other morros. From Bishop Peak, we drive to the coast where the most recognized morro stands. Although only 581 feet high, Morro Rock creates a dramatic picture, standing like a sentinel at the terminus of Morro Strand State Beach. It is so often shrouded in fog, but today the air is clear. We walk around this giant boulder, once a million pounds larger until its was used to create nearby jetties. Thankfully, in 1968, it was declared a historical landmark. We walk along the blackstone breakwater and marvel at the force of the ocean water as it meets the barrier. A climb to the top provides perspective on nature’s wonders here on the Central Coast.

funeral at his bedside when he suddenly opened his eyes. Rubin, now 28, is a quadriplegic who uses his hands to communicate — one finger for yes and two for no. Rubin’s addiction was not to illegal street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. His drug of choice, often found these days in many household medicine cabinets, was OxyContin, a powerful opiate prescribed for pain. Rubin and his parents shared their story during a prescription drug abuse forum presented by the Sheriff’s Department on Jan. Parking is $9 per vehicle ($15 for RVs) for most events. All events take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds or the Horsepark Equestrian Center. Horsepark is located 2.5 miles east of the fairgrounds at Via de la Valle and El Camino Real, and it has free parking for its events. More information is available at www.sdfair.com/ calendar.

25 at Calvary Lutheran Church. “Aaron wanted to stop,” Sherrie Rubin said. “But it’s an all-consuming disease. It will control your life. Once you start down this path it will have a tragic ending.” Other stories emphasized her point. The approximately 60 parents and teenagers attending the event heard a recording from a 2009 San Diego 911 call in which Clayton’s mother tells the operator her 15-year-old son is cold and blue with blood coming from his mouth and nose. Jodi Frantz fought her

emotions as she shared her story from the altar at Calvary Lutheran. “The last time I stood up here was last year when I was eulogizing my son,” she said. “No parent should ever have to do that.” Her son, Patrick, first tried OxyContin in 2007, during his senior year at Torrey Pines High School. He, like many users, eventually switched to heroin because it’s cheaper. Like Rubin, he too had been in and out of rehab. “Patrick didn’t want this addiction,” Frantz said. “His biggest regret was ever trying it in the first place.”

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thread. Don’t be afraid.You’ll find your way.” I beg to differ. The third time I had to rip out that zipper, I knew I would never find my way and didn’t even want to try. This is reinforced every time I try to simply sew a straight seam or do a bit of Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who tidy darning and it goes pre- can be reached at jgillette@coastnewsdictably awry. group.com.


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Colombia and our greatgranddaughter sent us a letter saying she wants us to be there to watch her play hockey,” he said. “She’s the captain of the team,” Frank said proudly. “We’ve had a good run here.” In fact, the couple has made so many friends in their 23 years as camp hosts at the park that they plan to return as visitors. “We’ve met many generous, kind people,” Frank said. “Our family calls us ‘Yankee lovers’ and they’re right.” Bill Mahoney, founding board member of the Friends of Cardiff and Carlsbad State Beaches and the lead camp host at San Elijo, said the couple has had an immeasurable impact on the camping experience. After working with them for eight years, Mahoney, like most people who know the couple, said he admires their contribution to the community. “Their longevity as volunteers amazes me,” he said, having worked with the couple for the past eight years. “It’s longer than most people have a career. If you add up all of the hours they’ve volunteered I guarantee you it exceeds 10,000 hours.” “They’re so unique I don’t think we’ll be able to replace them,” he said refer-

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uncommon. When the condition becomes widespread, ringlike patterns may appear over the body and itching becomes more common. Your primary-care physician or a dermatologist can often diagnose the condition through visual examination. When questions remain, a skin biopsy for examination under a microscope might be done, or a KOH test might be considered. This simply involves scraping the skin onto a glass slide for the purpose of collecting dead cells that will ultimately be mixed with potassium hydroxide (KOH) to identify or rule out fungal infection. Should you choose to treat your granuloma annulare, this might be accomplished through corticosteroid creams, ointments or injections, cryotherapy (freezing) or light therapy. For generalized granuloma annulare, some physicians prescribe topical calcineurin inhibitors. System treatments include hydroxychloroquine, isotretinoin or dapsone. Speak with your physician to determine which treatment might be best. Good luck. Dear Dr. Gott: For years, I thought I was suffering from narcolepsy. I can barely stay awake at work, and when I’m home, I do nothing but sleep. This has gotten progressively worse over the past three or four years. I just recently found out that my B12 level is at 149, and my primary-care physician thinks that is the cause of the hypersomnia. I’m getting B12 shots every other week for two months and then will get

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VIEW FROM THE OFFICE Fran and June Nuttall will miss the peaceful ocean view after 23 years as volunteer hosts at the San Elijo State Beach campground when the couple officially retires at the end of February. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker

ring to the Nuttalls. “We can learn from the experience and help other people form a volunteer connection with the park and connect them with the people, the campers.” “San Elijo is like Cardiff’s front yard,” he said.

“The locals, who aren’t even camping there, have made a connection to the place,” he said. On a recent Saturday morning, several locals stopped by to say hello to the couple. “We see the same people here year after year,

day after day and it’s kind of like a family,” Frank said. “Yes, we even know all of the animals,” June replied. Visitors who came to the camp as children and remember the Nuttalls are now bringing their own families to the park. “San Elijo has

shots once a month. After three shots, I feel no better. I’m missing out on life because I’m just too tired to do anything. Walgreens carries a sublingual B12 supplement, which I am tempted to take. Do you think it will help? Is there some other factor that could be causing me to feel this way? Any suggestions you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

the vitamin than is available through injection; however, they are not absorbed as well as the injectable form. I recommend you speak with your primary-care physician to be assured this method is appropriate for you. You should also undergo routine lab testing and perhaps X-rays to rule out other conditions to explain your fatigue. Only then can you get to the bottom of the issue. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Vitamins and Minerals.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a selfaddressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at www.AskDrGottMD.com.

omega fish oil and vitamin D. What do you recommend regarding the Advair? Do I follow the pulmonary doctor’s advice to increase it, or what?

Dear Reader: Vitamin B12 deficiency would cause a number of significant signs, including fatigue, before it would cause true narcolepsy, a chronic sleep disorder. People suffer daytime drowsiness and drop off to sleep at inappropriate times without warning. They may awaken feeling refreshed, fall asleep again, and repeat the pattern. Sleep paralysis may occur, accompanied with vivid dreams and an inability to speak or move during falling asleep or waking. Diagnosis might be accomplished through polysomnography at a sleep center, a sleep latency test that determines how long it takes a person to fall asleep, detailed sleep records and a sleep history presented to your doctor. Vitamin B12 deficiency is relatively rare because the body stores several years worth at a time and a healthful diet to include seafood, milk, cheese and eggs is readily available; however, those with pernicious or megaloblastic anemia, Crohn’s, celiac or Grave’s disease, lupus and excessive alcohol consumption, as well as vegetarians, vegans and the elderly, may be at increased risk. Oral B12 tablets are reported to contain more of

Dear Dr. Gott: I am a relatively healthy 75-year-old female who leads an active lifestyle. I am concerned that my pulmonary doctor wants to increase my Advair intake from 100/50 to 500/50 because a recent lung infection test revealed a worsening. I am aware that the latest news is that Advair is not recommended for long-term care of asthma. I’ve been on the medication for about 12 years and want to get off it. I’ve not had to take albuterol for several years and do not wheeze unless I have a sinus infection with drainage that gets into my bronchial tubes. This usually happens two to four times a year. The only medications I take are levothyroxine 0.05 and supplemental calcium,

Dear Reader: The ingredients of Advair are fluticasone and salmeterol. The first is a steroid; the second is a bronchodilator. It is wellknown that long-term use of steroids can lead to bone loss and osteoporosis. Those most susceptible are smokers, people who do not get enough exercise and in those with a family history of osteoporosis. In February 2010, the Los Angeles Times reported the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wanted to put limits on Serevent, Advair, Symbicort and Foradil. Subsequent to the study, physicians were urged to switch their asthmatic patients from medications that contain such long-acting beta agonists (LABAs). Thus, Advair now comes with a black-box warning on the packaging. The largest study was known as the SMART trial that revealed a small increase in the risk of death and hospitalization for asthma and breathing problems in patients taking salmeterol. Keep in mind that the SMART trial did not study or target Advair; however, because the product contains salmeterol, the black-box warning was mandated. Advair is available in three strengths — 100/50, 250/50 and 500/50. Each contains fluticasone in the first strength noted and 50 mcg (micrograms) of salmeterol PER INHALATION. The maximum recommended dose for asthma is 500/50

been part of their family experience,” Mahoney said. “People recall Frank and June working in the gardens when they were kids and now they’re here as parents themselves.” The couple began their traveling odyssey in the 1950s when they drove through Europe on a “motorbike” for two months. “Oh, that was a time we had,” June recalls fondly. Originally from Lanashire, England, the Nuttalls eventually settled in Canada and worked together in the furniture manufacturing industry before retiring 24 years ago. “We’ve been married for 63 years, worked together, traveled,” Frank said. “I think she’s a keeper,” he said as he looked at June who agreed with a nod of her head and a smile. As the accolades from various groups and agencies line the walls of the vintage Airstream the couple calls home for most of the year will attest, the Nuttalls are in a league of their own. “It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long,” Frank said, referring to the 23-year volunteer run. “People ask how we can do all of this work and not get paid and I say ‘look at this,’” as he motions to the ocean glistening in the sun, dotted with surfers catching waves. “That’s priceless, that’s worth more than you could pay us.” twice daily. As with many drugs, a person should take as little as possible while obtaining sufficient results. Here’s where things get sticky. Your pulmonologist knows your complete medical history. I do not. I surmise you have a thyroid abnormality, take calcium and vitamin D to ward off osteoporosis and omega fish oil for heart health. You are in the hands of a specialist. As much as you might not want to hear it, I must defer to his or her guidelines. I do recommend that you make an appointment so you can have your questions addressed. Do not leave the office without obtaining all the information you feel you require. If questions remain, request a referral to a second pulmonologist and bring your medical records with you. If they both agree on the increased dosing, you will have your answer. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Pulmonary Disorders.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a selfaddressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at www.AskDrGott MD.com. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including "Live Longer, Live Better," "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet" and "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook," which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is AskDrGottMD.com.

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see a funeral director now and make all of the arrangements, such as viewings, caskets, cemetery, etc., which will take a great deal of the responsibility off of you at that time. As to the finances, I don’t see anything that needs to be done until the date of his demise. A quick note to my readers: are your affairs as up to date as this, couples? Chances are they are not. Now is the time to do something. Dear Bruce: A few years ago my husband’s company was sold to another company. At that time, he was sent about $35,000. We paid taxes on that amount and put it in money market. He was notified a few weeks ago that $80,000 would be sent to him. He is 63 years old and still working. He plans on working until age 66. We asked if that $80,000 could be deferred a few more years. They said we should have selected that option last year. He already has a nice military pension and other money in retirement accounts. Should we use that money to pay off a retirement house? We have about six years left to pay on. Should we put that money in a Roth IRA? I know we should figure our tax liability for next year before we do any thing with that money. — Please help. Carol, via e-mail Dear Carol: If your husband didn’t choose the deferred option, the likelihood is he will have to accept the money and of course, that means income tax and possibly some bracket jump.You should seek the services of a competent accountant who specializes in tax matters. Other things being equal, I suspect that you are going to have to pay the additional taxes. That having been observed, you ask about the retirement home. That becomes a little more complicated. Brought down to its essence, assuming you don’t currently need this money and I think that seems to be the case, it’s very likely you will be paying far more interest on the mortgage on the retirement home than you will be able to earn unless you are willing to take substantial risks. As an example, CDs are paying 1 percent or even less in many cases and the mortgage on a second home maybe easily 6 percent. Given that example, unless you are prepared to take that risk that I mentioned, you would be advised to consider paying off the mortgage, which is at least a 5 percent return. Put another way, you will have more money in your pocket at the end of the year taking that route. Even if you put the money into a Roth, after you pay the taxes, you still have to find a place to invest it that will offset the mortgage interest, which is an extremely difficult task. Send questions to Smart Money, P.O. Box 503, Elfers, FL 34680, or e-mail them to bruce@brucewilliams.com. .


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to prescription drug overdose. In 2009 that number jumped to 621. One in five teens has tried prescription drugs. Nearly one third think prescription pain relievers are not addictive. Two in five believe they are “much safer” than illegal drugs. “They figure if their parents take them, they must be OK,” Ross said. The problem is growing partly because the drugs are easy to get, he said. “The dentist gives you Vicodin for a tooth ache,” he said. “You take a few until the pain goes away, then leave them in the medicine cabinet and forget about them.” If kids don’t find them at home, they look at friends’ homes or in grandparents’ medicine chests. When asked how easy it is to get the pills, most students said within a day, while many said within hours. Ross said he “consistently” purchases the pills — about 1,000 to date — at the Shell gas station on Via de la Valle just off Interstate 5. Teens report trying the pills for a variety reasons. They say it makes them feel relaxed, euphoric and “comfortable in your own skin.” They also say it’s a way to get away from their problems and “feel like you’re fitting in.” Ross said although the problem is spreading, the hot spots remain upper-middleclass neighborhoods. Users, he said, are not typical “stoners.” They are high-achievers, athletes, band members and members of student government. Last year between 150 and 180 students in the San Dieguito Union High School

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your change to Operation Thin Mint?’” she explained. “It worked nine out of 10 times.” In total, Angelique generated 210 boxes of cookies for the troops. She and her fellow troop members were delighted to receive this thank you note from BM1(SW) Danielle Rosetti: “Thank you so much for all of the wonderful Operation Thin Mint cookies! They really brightened up our long days at sea. I took some pictures but I am not going to be able to send them to you until I get back to my home in Japan. But again, a sincere thank you from me and my Sailors!” Angelique’s mother,Anali Velasco, reported that this year the girls are determined to break their previous record. “After reading the Operation Thin Mint note the girls felt a sense of pride and a feeling of making a difference,” she said. “This inspired them to challenge themselves this year to double their OTM donations from last year.” Angelique developed a new pitch that she debuted when the Girl Scout cookie drive launched on Jan. 30. “I say, ‘Donate to Operation Thin Mint so you can make a difference. As you already know, 100 percent of the money goes to buy cookies

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SHARING THEIR STORY As a result of a 2005 prescription pain pill overdose, 28-year-old Aaron Rubin is a quadriplegic. He and his parents, Mike and Sherrie, share their story at drug abuse forums throughout the county. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

District were referred to the Recovery Education and Alcohol/Drug Instruction program, which helps families deal with substance abuse. Sam, a 20-year-old who was sober 18 months and one day at the forum, said she grew up in “a very nice area” of San Diego where OxyContin was “the drug” while she was in high school. Users, she said, included “jocks, the popular kids — the people you look up to. They said if you tried pot and liked it, this was better.” Sam said she started

using because her father took OxyContin for 11 years. “I thought it was safe,” she said. Signs a teenager may be taking prescription pills include withdrawing from the family, a decline in academic work and performance, loss of motivation, especially in activities that used to be important, weight loss and constant fatigue. If you think your child is using — or not — “step up and be a parent,” Ross said. “Your kids don’t need any more friends. They want to know what time to be home.

They want to know there are consequences for their actions.” “I wish I had turned to my parents sooner,” said Sam, who started using at 15. Ross said parents should check bedrooms, bathrooms, backpacks, social networking sites and text messages. He said he received a rude awakening after checking his teenage daughter’s cell phone, which he promptly took away for a year. The pills can be taken orally, crushed and snorted, shot up or smoked. Tin foil

with black lines, lighters and hollowed-out spoons are common paraphernalia often associated with prescription pill use. Reluctant at first, Clayton’s mother finally searched the house after her son’s death and eventually discovered 15 balls of wadded-up tin foil with black lines in the attic. “Every day we blame ourselves, we blame Aaron, we blame the drugs,” Mike Rubin said. “Seek help and prolonged rehabilitation. These pills are powerful.”

for the troops overseas. They suit up for us, and we suit up for them to give them a taste of home and a note to show we care.’” In addition to Thin Mints deployed troops will receive other flavors including Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Dulce de Leche and Berry Munch. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is America’s leading business and financial literacy program for girls. Many successful women credit the program with developing their self-confidence and business skills at an early age. Famous Girl Scouts include former First Lady Hillary Clinton; former U.S. Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright; astronauts Christa McAuliffe and Sally Ride; and singers Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. Even if someone doesn’t want to buy cookies for themselves, they can bring a bit of home to troops by participating in Operation Thin Mint for only $4 a box. Beginning Feb. 11 through March 13, customers can also participate in Operation Thin Mint by visiting Girl Scout cookie booths, SUPER SALESGIRL Last year Angelique Velasco of Encinitas Girl Scout Troop 1239 won a competition which will be located in front for the best decorated wagon, which she used to pull her inventory of cookies from door to door. Angelique of most grocery stores. Taxgenerated 210 boxes of cookies that were sent to U.S. military troops throughout the world with handwritten deductible receipts will be notes as part of Operation Thin Mint. Photo courtesy Girl Scouts San Diego provided.

the prior year. — Liquidity, defined as cash, due from banks, and investment securities, was a record $144 million as of Dec. 31, 2010. — Fourth-quarter earnings represented the bank’s 25th consecutive quarterly profit. — New Point Loma office turned profitable within six months of opening. — Designated “5Star” Institution by Bauer Financial for the 16th consecutive quarter. “We are delighted to be able to report such strong results to our loyal shareholders,” said Chairman, President and CEO Michael Perry. “We have not wavered from our original strategic plan and remain committed to responsibly building the finest community bank in San Diego. We recognize and appreciate the tremendous support so many San Diegan’s throughout the county have shown, and will continue to put forth our very best on their behalf.” Total assets climbed to a record $203 million, up 33.7 percent from the prior year’s figure of $152 million. Total deposits climbed $54 million and also reached a new all-time high of $171 million as of Dec. 31, 2010, up 46 percent compared to $117 million a year ago. Core deposits (DDA and money market accounts) accounted for 91 percent of all deposits as of Dec. 31, 2010. The bank has never held any “brokered” deposits. Gross loans totaled $50 million as of Dec. 31, 2010, compared to $54.9 million as of Dec. 31, 2009, as demand for credit remained tepid due to the sluggish economic environment. Asset quality continues to remain very strong with just one loan reported as “nonaccrual” as of Dec. 31, 2010. As of Dec. 31, 2010, the bank’s total risk based capital of 22.51 percent was among the highest in the nation, and more than twice the amount needed to be considered “wellcapitalized” by regulatory definition. San Diego Trust Bank has never applied for any government assistance, including the now infamous TARP program. To learn more about the bank, visit www.sandiegotrust.com or call (619) 525-1700. For bank rating information, visit www.bauerfinancial.co m.


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we find the proximity to the highway and beaches is great for drawing additional walk-in traffic and shoppers,” Lynch said. “It’s going really, really well,” Lynch said referring to the first year as a retail store. In addition to their own line of running skirts and apparel, the store has expanded their offerings to

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FUN-DRAISING Carol More, left, and Sandy Dorros are among the 150 who anted up to help raise funds for the new beach safety center. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

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Friends of the Powerhouse, raised $39,000 last year for the project. The $60 tickets included casino-style games such as craps, blackjack and roulette, dinner by Jake’s Del Mar, a complimentary cocktail and music by Java. A live auction featured vacation packages, diamond earrings, a day at the Del Mar races and a free Powerhouse rental. Other prizes included a two-night stay at L’Auberge Del Mar with gift certificates to Sbicca, Bully’s, Il Fornaio and Pacifica Del Mar, dinner for 10 from Jake’s served by Del Mar lifeguards and a Life’s a Beach package that offered certificates to lifeguard programs, a tour of the lifeguard tower and a ride in the rescue boat. Friends of the

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Powerhouse was created to help the city renovate and preserve the Powerhouse building. Following the upgrade of that facility, the group raised money to help rebuild the tot lot and purchase a lifeguard rescue boat and beach-ready wheelchairs. Plans to replace the aging lifeguard tower began in 2002. Last month City Council accepted a $160,000 donation from Friends of the Powerhouse and authorized an agreement for final design plans. The project, estimated to cost between $2.7 million and $3 million, received a funding boost by the recent $4.4 million sale of a city-owned lot on Balboa Avenue. Most of that money was used to retire the debt on the Shores property the city purchased in 2008,but about $500,000 was earmarked after the sale for the new safety center.

BFFS Friends since 1971, from left, Sandra Bourdette, Susan Jeannette and Nancy Novotny have attended all three Casino Night Party for the Tower fundraisers. “We love Del Mar,” they said. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

mergers and acquisitions relating to trade and commerce abroad. And the Friends of San Pasqual Academy are as proud of her as if she were their own child. “Once you meet these kids, you are forever touched by their resilience and who they are,” said Joan Scott, one of the founders of the “friends” group. “We are like the PTA for the school,” Scott said. “We provide extra art things, music things — when the budget is tight, as parents you have to supplement programs. We do the same thing for these kids.” Recently they held a banquet for the kids to award letterman jackets and recognition for good grades. San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer and his wife Alicia were on hand, handing out the jackets. “We pretty much do for them what we would do for our own kids,” she said. The San Pasqual Academy was founded in 2001 in Escondido, as a residential high school for foster children. Although funded by the state like other schools, it is the first of its type and many other programs have been modeled after its very successful program. The academy’s graduation rate is 97 percent. “That is unheard of for foster kids,” Scott said.

include the owners’ favorite running lines. “We like to offer all of our favorites to our customer,” she said. “We’ve tested it all.” Baker and Lynch have been running marathons for a decade. The pair run at least three to four marathons and dozens of half-marathons each year. “There’s not a barrier to entry in running as you might find in other sports,”

“Having graduated from high school is an accomplishment.” “The success stories have been unbelievable,” she said. “These kids have really made it a point to work hard and make school a priority. A lot of them are the first in their family to graduate from high school.” She said some of the 10th-graders had already gone to four or five high schools. “You can imagine having to move every few months and transfer schools,” she said. “Some of our kids did not attend school for years. They were usually old enough to stay home and take care of siblings and were not allowed to go to school. You can imagine how far behind they are when they arrive,” she said. If they choose to continue their education, the Friends group helps them find funding, and supplements them heavily to help pay for tuition, books, dorm needs and other necessities, she said. “We find grants for them,” she said. “We exhaust every possible funding source. They are also expected to work part time.” The Friends have established a scholarship fund for each of the graduating classes and help many of the students. “We have many at Palomar, Mesa, Grossmont and MiraCosta,” she said. “We have a lot at Cal State

Lynch said. “There’s also a lot of camaraderie.” The business facilitates the companionship inherent in running and walking to host weekly fun runs every Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. at the store, 676 Second St. “We welcome walkers and runners of all abilities,” Lynch said. To celebrate their oneyear anniversary, Running Skirts is hosting a fun run

San Marcos, San Diego State, San Francisco State and UC Davis. “We monitor them, we keep in touch. It is really hard for them because when they graduate, their support system is taken away and they have to earn a living and provide for food, shelter and transportation. “They pretty much have to face reality very quickly a soon as they graduate, but they are still supported by the friends,” she said. The Friends of San Pasqual was founded shortly after the school opened by three Rancho Santa Fe residents — Joan Scott, Kathy Lathrum and Carole Markstein. Scott said her parents, Bill and Donna Herrick, had been involved with foster children for 30 years and for Christmas purchased gift cards for the children. “My sister, Kathy Lathrum, and I went out and did a little holiday party and gave out the gift cards,” she said. “When we left that afternoon, we decided we have got to do something for these kids and not forget them.” The two women began talking to their friend Carole Markstein about what they could do to help. They decided the best thing to do for them was to become surrogate parents and give them the support a parent would give to their children, both financially and emotionally. Their first event was a

and walk with a Valentine’s Day twist from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10. “We’ve got some fun things planned for couples and singles including prizes and giveaways,” Lynch said. “We’re really inspired to grow the retail storefront,” Baker said. “We didn’t expect it to be such a success,” she said. “That was a nice surprise.” To learn more, visit www.runningskirts.com.

prom at the Hotel Del Coronado. Shortly after they put on a graduation brunch and the graduation ceremony. They had about four graduates at the time. “Since then it has just escalated,” she said. “We are up to over 140 kids. We have nine transitional kids who have graduated and who are furthering their education in trade school, junior college or a four year university.” The school has about 25 graduates a year now and many people and organizations, like the National League, step in to lend a hand. “When they graduate we provide laptop computers. In our society that is a good tool to have. You can’t even apply for a job without a computer. We help them with towels, sheets, kitchen items and gift cards because they are leaving their home,” she said. Scott said the community has been “unbelievably supportive,” of the young students. There is a basic board of six board members, but as many has 500 people have turned out at different times to help raise funds. “We have so many wonderful people in the community and saw how much they did for their children, and their children’s schools,” she said. To learn more about the San Pasqual Academy or the Friends of San Pasqual, visit www.friendsofspa.org or call (885) 759-3298.

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Commission. Forrester, who will serve on Parks and Recreation, was the only other resident to apply for one of the three VAC vacancies.

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Volunteers who serve on the commissions must live in Solana Beach and be at least 18 years old. Members of View Assessment and Budget and Finance must also own property within the city. All appointments are for twoyear terms. look out for: sharp rocks, crowds and the power of the wave. The best waves to learn on are generally the slow rolling variety that break out far enough to ride for a long ways. It is also best to allow your child to let you know what they are comfortable with.Too much too soon can lead a traumatized kid away from the ocean, into field sports. If that happens you can only blame yourself as you sit in the bleachers pretending to cheer, wondering how the surf is.

paddle out and ride the biggest waves they can find. Just as there is no lower age limit in surfing there is also no upper limit. Senior and junior surfers seem to appreciate the same sorts of waves, many of which are found in North County between bigger swells.While most older surfers have ridden since their youth and are able to gauge their abilities accurately, juniors do not have the same experience. If you are taking your Chris Ahrens is a surfer and author of kid surfing for the first time, four books on surfing. E-mail him at there are several things to cahrens@coastnewsgroup.com.

Mozart’s executive director. “Rancho Santa Fe residents want an authentic classical music experience without the hassle of a 30-minute drive or the parking challenges often found in urban areas. Our partnership offers patrons the convenience of an intimate Rancho Santa Fe setting coupled with five-star musicians from around the globe. Purchasing tickets is not only a unique gift alternative for friends and family, but supports keeping this caliber of arts and culture enrichment in Rancho Santa Fe.” In addition to Jackiw, this season’s schedule includes: — On Feb. 27, Mandelring Quartet offering Mozart String Quartet No. 19 in C “Dissonance”, K. 465 and Beethoven String Quartet in C, Op. 59, No. 3. — March 13, Pianist Robert Levin offering Mozart’s Prelude and Fugue in C, K. 394, “Adagio variee” K3 Anh. 206a = K6 Anh. A 65 and Suite “In the style of

FIRST ARTISTS Violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Max Levinson will launch the first concert of the Rancho Santa Fe Mainly Mozart series. Courtesy photo

Handel,” K. 399. — March 27, Steven Copes (violin), Peter Wiley (cello) and Anna Polonsky (piano) with Mozart, Piano Trio No. 1 in G, K. 496 and Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49. Now in its 22nd year,

Mainly Mozart is the resident ensemble of the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. Mainly Mozart’s educational outreach programs are enjoyed by more than 50,000 students in the U.S. and Mexico yearly. Funding for Mainly Mozart is provided, in

part, by the city of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture; the county of San Diego Community Enhancement program; and contributions from local individuals, businesses and foundations.


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Friday, Feb. 11, 2010

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the environment. I’m very curious to see what this place is all about late night. As I mentioned, a portion of the ingredients used on the menu are sourced from their farm, which makes for some great homemade bread, soups and produce. This is a deli though, and they make no claims of being organic or farm to fork, which is fine by me because as delis go, this one has found a spot in my top five. We started with a gigantic bowl of pumpkin soup and prairie chili.The choices are a huge bowl or cup and the huge bowl can feed two people very easily. And at $7.25 it’s a great value. Both were

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there are products such as Marbacream at home improvement stores, I would call a professional to take a look at it. Vinegar is damaging to marble. It sounds like you might have etching from the vinegar and I’m hesitant to advise anything else. Dear Sara: OK, I got two rutabaga off the salvage shelf at my local market. We had squash/rutabaga soup the first time. Very filling, but neither of us liked the peppery taste from the rutabaga. I made curried squash soup today, added a little of the rutabaga and was pretty sure I’d cover up the peppery taste with the curry powder, mixed squashes and apple juice, but both of us noticed and didn’t much like it. So, is there a secret to cooking this root? Do you have recipes using it you like? Do you cook it with other things and cover up the taste? How? I really want to use this stuff. It’s got a lot of fiber and is hugely filling and very economical, but I’ve got to find a way around that taste! — Judi D., New Hampshire Dear Judi: I’m not a big fan of rutabaga, but I’ll share some basic and tasty ways you can get through two. You can mix it into your mashed potatoes (1:4 ratio). Try it grated and sauteed in butter with brown sugar added, boiled and mashed with carrots and a bit of sugar, or add to a stew or a casserole. I came across a recipe for glazed rutabaga at www.restaurantwidow.com/ 2 0 0 8 / 0 1 / i t s - w i n t e ryou.html. It looks great to me. The recipe includes chicken stock which the cubed rutabaga absorbs as it cooks. It has brown sugar, which helps sweeten it, too. Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www.frugalvillage.com), a Web site that offers practical, money-saving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or e-mail sara@frugalvillage.com.

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really hearty and satisfying and came with homemade mini loaves of hot bread. The sandwich board looked like it belonged in a New York Jewish deli with five varieties of meaty sandwiches, a veggie burger plus a full build-your -own section. We went for the hot Deli Lamb, which had gyro thin sliced lamb, lettuce, onions, cucumbers and their special sauce on an egg roll. That, along with the Deli Rose, which was stacked high with roast beef, corned beef, hot pepper cheese, onions, tomato and again their secret sauce on an onion roll. Yeah, we were very happy meat eaters. The sandwiches were also a great value at $7.75 each. I had delicious root beer to go with my sandwich.

There is also a full salad selection, a juice bar, yerba mate, hot teas, cider and smoothies. A small but nice looking breakfast menu is also available that includes a Lambwich. I’ll be back for that one. Wherever you are located in North County, The Yellow Deli is worth the drive. Take a date, bring your kids, or go solo. It’s one of those places you could feel comfortable with anyone. They are located at 315 East Broadway in Vista. Visit www.yellowdeli.com or call (760) 631-1888. David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at david@artichoke-creative.com.

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two day camps are being offered, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 and Feb. 21, for the upcoming President’s Day four-day weekend. The cost per day is $60 for the first child and $45 for each additional sibling. Extended hours from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. are available for $10 per hour. On Feb. 18, the group will spend the day at Pelly’s Miniature Golf. On Feb. 21, an outing to Mission Bay is planned. The organizers ask that youngsters bring a packed lunch and water bottle every day. All children must wear closed toe shoes and dress weather-appropriate. Plans

are subject to change due to bad weather. The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will host a Sunset Soiree at 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Drop your kids off at the Kids Night Out event that same night, and come mingle with neighbors and friends at the soiree. Bring a bottle of wine or beer and an appetizer to share. Kids Night Out, coinciding with the Sunset Soiree, will be at the center from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 25, offering pizza and games. The cost is $35 per child and $25 per additional sibling, for kindergarten through fifthgraders. For more information, contact Morgan MacBaisey at (858) 756-2461 or e-mail mmacbaisey@rsfcc.org.

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