Rancho Santa Fe News, Nov. 5, 2010

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THISWEEK DIVING IN A famed surf photographer opens a local gallery showcasing his thrilling experiences around the globe A16


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Sixth-grade teacher April Block is dressed as a Greek goddess.

Photo by Patty McCormack

In the spooky spirit

The R. Roger Rowe School hosted its annual Halloween Party on Oct. 29 on the athletic grounds. It offered party-goers various booths and contests. Even some of the staff got into the spirit of dressing up along with the children, whose costumes ran the gamut from ghosts to Lady Gaga. Turn to Page A16 for BUZZING AROUND Buzzy bees are second-grade teacher Mandy Valentine and daughter Mia, 4. Photo by Patty McCormack more.

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ROTARIANS FOR READING The children of Rancho Santa Fe have a new way of getting library books to fill their school library. The Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe presented the R. Roger Rowe School with a series of hard cover library books recently. The collection features books from a wish list created by the school librarian. In an effort to promote literacy, each week a book is given to the library to honor the guest speaker that visits the Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe. Pictured from left are Patrick Galvin, Rotary Club president; Kim Pinkerton, K-6 principal; Superintendent Lindy Delaney; Tally Weber; Bridget McDonald; and Dorri Hawkes. Photo by Krista Lafferty

RANCHO SANTA FE — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Encinitas Station are asking residents for help in identifying two suspects wanted for a series of burglaries and an assault that occurred in Rancho Santa Fe. On Oct. 13 between 12:40 and 3:40 p.m., two unknown suspects burglarized four residences in Rancho Santa Fe in the 15000 block of Sun Valley Lane, the 4000 block of Rancho Grande Lane, the 15000 block of Rancho Real and the 15000 block of Via Del Alba. The suspects were interrupted by the homeowner while burglarizing one of the homes. One of the burglars attacked the homeowner and forcibly took his wallet. The victim suffered minor abrasions and bruising. The suspects took mostly jewelry but a National Security Agency identification card was also stolen. Deputies believe the burglars fled the scene in a late 1990 model or early 2000 model, silver, four-door Toyota Camry. One of the burglaries was captured by infrared pet monitoring cameras in one of the residences. The suspects are seen crawling around the house to avoid the burglar alarm laser sensors. The thieves are described as: — Suspect No. 1, a black male adult, late 20s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9-inches tall, weighing 250 to 300 pounds with a muscular build, wearing a button-down longsleeved dress shirt, dress pants and dress shoes. — Suspect No. 2, also a black male adult, 6 feet to 6 TURN TO BURGLARS ON A17


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By Patty McCormac

LEAD STORY Belt-Tightening Greeks: In October, Greece’s largest health insurance provider announced, in a letter to a diabetes foundation, that it would no longer pay for the special footwear that diabetics need for reducing pain but suggested it would pay instead for amputation, which is less expensive. The decision, which the foundation said is not supported by international scientific literature, was published in the prominent Athens newspaper To Vima (The Tribune) and reported by the U.S. news site DailyCaller.com.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit — Retail Breakthroughs: (1) A shop in Santa Cruz, Calif., opened in September selling ice cream infused with extract of marijuana. Customers with “medical marijuana” prescriptions can buy Creme De Canna, Bananabis Foster or StrawMari Cheesecake, at $15 a half-pint (with one bite supposedly equal to five puffs of “really good” weed, according to the proprietor). (2) Spotted outside subway stations in Nanjing, China, in October: vending machines selling live Shanghai Hairy Crabs, in plastic containers chilled to 5 degrees C (41 degrees F), for the equivalent of $1.50 to $7, depending on size. — Good News for Frisky Married Muslims: (1) Abdelaziz Aouragh’s recently opened Internet site sells Shariah-compliant aids to promote the “sexual health” of married couples, mostly lubricants, lotions and herbal pills, with lingerie coming soon (but no videos or toys). (All products have been cleared by Saudi religious scholars.) He says he aspires to open actual storefronts soon. (2) Ms. Khadija Ahmed, attending to customers while dressed in flowing robe and head scarf, is already open fo BVr business in Manama, Bahrain, offering, since 2008, lingerie, orgasm-delaying creams and even some sex toys. (“Vibrators” are “against Islam,” she said, because they are intended as replications of a body part, but “vibration rings” are permitted.) Bahrain, obviously, is among the most liberal countries in the Persian Gulf region, but Ahmed is considering expanding to Dubai and Lebanon. — Shareholder James Solakian filed a lawsuit in October against the board of directors of Bible.com, on the ground that the website address — a potential “goldmine,” he says — was not being properly exploited financially. Although the company’s business plan was, explicitly, to become “very, very profitable,” it also vowed, according to a Reuters report, to be TURN TO ODD FILES ON A14

RANCHO SANTA FE — The threat of showers pushed inside the dedication ceremony of the new R. Roger Rowe School. Still, the Performing Arts Center was filled to capacity Oct. 20 with community members who wanted to witness the event. “I think it’s gorgeous,” said Kathy Stumm, former school board president. “We are grateful for the support of the community. It took us a long time to get this done.” “My heart is full,” said Lindy Bowman, another former school board member. “Every time I pass this school I get goose bumps. It’s beautiful and the jewel of our community.” After the presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop 766, the national anthem was sung by Marti Ritto, accompanied on the piano by Patrick Ritto. School Superintendent Lindy Delaney introduced and thanked the special guests at the event who have stood close at hand, not only during the construction of the new school, but all the time, including the Association,The Rancho Santa Fe Patrol, the community center, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, the fire department and the garden club.

RIBBON CUTTING The ceremonial ribbon is cut by school board members and former school board members from left Barbara Taylor, Lindy Bowman, Lindy Delaney, Kathy Stumm, Richard Burge, Carlie Headapohl, Jim Depolo, John Stiker and Scot Cheatham. Photo by Patty McCormac

The student choir, Rancho Santa Fe Voices, sang “Seasons of Love,” from the musical “Rent,” at the ceremony.The singers were directed by their music teacher Maureen Blinn. Next hard hats and shovels were awarded to the school board and others who moved along the construction. Norm Gilstrap, senior superintendent of the project, was given a special thank you, a hard hat and a shovel of his own. “The community has set a high standard for us and we COUNTRY CROONER Country singer Billy Dean performed followhope we can uphold that stan- ‘STAR SPANGLED BANNER’ ing the dedication during a fundraiser sponsored by the Community dard,” Delaney said.“We have Accompanied by Patrick Ritto, Concert group to benefit the unfinished Performing Arts Center at the TURN TO DEDICATION ON A18

Marti Ritto sings the national school. Dean said he was “honored” to take part in such an important anthem. Photo by Patty McCormac event. Photo by Patty McCormac

Sentencing date set for ‘Virgin’ Water district asks for input on proposed rate increases actor found guilty of murder By Patty McCormac

By Shelli DeRobertis

VISTA — A court hearing was held Oct. 29 to request a new sentencing date and further proceedings for the case of actor Shelley Malil, who was found guilty on Sept. 16 for the premeditated attempted murder against his ex-girlfriend in August 2008. Malil’s sentencing was originally scheduled for Nov. 18, at the San Diego Superior Court, North County Division, Vista Regional Center, but was put on the calendar to be rescheduled because the Honorable Harry M. Elias would not be available that day, according to Prosecutor Keith Watanabe. Malil was escorted into the courtroom wearing a gray jail uniform and a smile on his face as he was seated next to his attorney, Matthew Roberts, for the hearing that lasted only a few minutes. Roberts requested a new sentencing date that he said for

at which time he would also be requesting a potential new trial. He said he had been receiving letters (from the defendant and victim’s family members) that are being duplicated for a potential new trial and sentencing. The new sentencing date was agreed upon by the parties and set for Dec. 16, nearly a month later than the original date. “The defense needed more time for a motion for a new trial,”Watanabe later said. Roberts later said that a reason for a motion for a new trial was being explored. “It’s a relatively common thing to investigate and determine if there’s basis for a new trial,” he said. But the possibility of a new trial being granted to Malil isn’t likely, according to Watanabe. “If they (the defense) lose — which is likely, we’ll move

right into sentencing.” Malil played a comedic role in the movie “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” but faces a serious sentence of 14 years to life in state prison if given the maximum jail time for the brutal stabbing of Kendra Beebe. The stabbing took place in the backyard of Beebe’s San Marcos house and nearly killed the 36-year-old mother of two, whose children were home at the time of the attempted murder. Malil was found guilty of the premeditated murder of Beebe, in which he drove from his Los Angeles residence to San Diego County and stabbed her 23 times in back-to-back attempts to kill her before neighbors rescued her from the horrific ordeal. During Malil’s three-week trial, a doctor testified that if the knife had cut into Beebe’s body just a millimeter more in various places, that the stabbings would have killed her.

Registration opens for local Little League SOLANA BEACH — Solana Beach Little League announced registration for the 2010 season began Oct. 24. The league offers divisions for every level of play from Tee Ball to Juniors. Parents with boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14 are invited to register their child to participate by going online to www.solanabeach littleleague.com. Regardless of age, no prior baseball experience is required to participate in the league. The league will offer

early registration online at www.solanabeachlittleleague. com until Dec. 31. Early registration fees are $195 for teeball through Majors division players and $295 for Juniors division. Registration after Dec. 31 will be $225 for teeball through Majors division players and $325 for Juniors division. Tryouts and walk-up registration will be held for the AAA and Majors division players Jan. 8. Majors callbacks and Juniors division tryouts will be held Jan. 9. Solana Beach Little

League is an entirely volunteer-based, nonprofit organization and is chartered by the Little League Baseball organization based in Williamsport, Pa. The league serves the communities of Solana Beach, northern Carmel Valley (residents living north of Del Mar Heights Road) and parts of Del Mar (residents living east of I-5 with Del Mar addresses.) “We are looking forward to another great year of Little League baseball in Solana TURN TO LITTLE LEAGUE ON A18

RANCHO SANTA FE — At the Oct. 21 meeting of the Santa Fe Irrigation District, officials asked for public comment regarding a proposed raise in rates of a total of 36 percent over the next three years. Kim Johnson, executive assistant at the district, said the board took 12 comments from the public about the raise and said the discussion was not heated. “They were just upset and concerned with the current economy and another increase,” she said. No action was taken at the meeting and the issue was tabled until the next meeting of the board set for Nov. 18. The district provides all the water for Rancho Santa Fe and some of Solana Beach. Johnson said the decision to raise the rates is not the fault of the district. “The cost of our water

that we purchase wholesale from the San Diego County Water Authority, the costs to us are increasing over 12 percent,” she said. “All the member agencies are dealing with their increase.” She said the average user’s water bill of about $200 will increase by about $66 at the end of three years. Johnson said the district is trying to hold the line on expenses, one way is by putting off $6 million in capital expenses until next year. “We have tightened our belt to the point of eliminating some positions and not filling vacancies.We are making do with what we have,” she said. The raises would be implemented by 12 percent increases for three years and the first could go into effect on Jan. 1. The public is welcome to attend the next meeting, but the public comment portion of the issue is closed, she said.


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You can’t just ‘blame it on the alcohol’ By Leticia Robles

Hip-Hop artists Jamie Foxx and T-Pain performed their No. 1 billboard single “Blame It” at the 2010 Grammy Music Awards and won this year’s Grammy for best duo performance. The chorus, “blame it on the alcohol,” blatantly illustrates a casually accepted perception of binge drinking. The body of the song sexualizes alcohol and speaks of a man encouraging a woman to consume alcohol until she loses her inhibitions about having sex with him. The hugely popular song identifies a change of community norms and social acceptability in American culture that parents need to pay attention to. This irresponsible message is just one of many shaping the way youth perceive alcohol.Young people are bombarded with alcohol messaging at every turn. From music and movies to billboards and magazine ads, alcohol is being packaged as something fun, sexy and harmless. Who is in charge of drawing the line? What role should adults take when it comes to keeping kids safe from the risks associated with alcohol? Adults, and especially parents, are the first line of defense for preventing underage drinking. Essential to effective prevention is knowing how teenagers are getting alcohol and where they are drinking it. In a recent 2009-2010 youth alcohol survey administered by the North Coastal Prevention Coalition, or NCPC, and Vista Community Clinic, nearly 1,000 responses were collected from youth (under 21) and adults. The results of the survey are clear: both youth and adults overwhelming reported that teens in North County are drinking at house parties and getting their alcohol from adults. Adding to this problem, only 42 percent of parents report setting clear rules about alcohol with their children, and only 24 percent say they follow through with some form of discipline if these rules are broken. The North Coastal Prevention Youth Coalition, or NCPYC, a program of NCPC, is


working to raise community awareness about the dangerous consequences of underage drinking. This summer NCPYC launched the Youth Voice Project, which ran from the beginning of August through Labor Day weekend. This project focused on sending a strong message from youth to adults, urging them to do their part to prevent underage drinking by never providing alcohol to minors. NCPYC members created signs to display in local grocery store aisles with photos of themselves, and warnings in their own words about the risks and consequences associated with allowing minors to consume alcohol. One of the messages specifically informs people about the legal ramifications for permitting underage drinking at house parties through the Social Host Ordinance. Under this law, adults may be fined $1,000 and spend up to six months in jail for hosting a party and allowing anyone under the age of 21 to drink alcohol. Parents can also do their part to prevent underage drinking: — Set family rules about alcohol, including expected consequences, and following through on those consequences if rules are broken. — Know who your child’s friends are and if they drink. Communicate with friends’ parents to ensure the same standards are in place for a zero tolerance alcohol policy and consistent supervision. — Monitor what music your teen is listening to and the movies they watch. Speak up about media and marketing messages that you disagree with, and let your teenager know where you stand.

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Some folks favor it Back stretch banter is that horsemen would like to see racing at the Surfside course the year-round. Among them is Del Mar Councilman Carl Hilliard, who owns a stable and races were the Turf Meets the Surf. The scenario goes likes this. Fairplex at Los Angeles County Fairgrounds is ready to give up its short meet that immediately follows Del Mar. It desires to become a yearround training facility. Oak Tree that follows Fairplex has already indicated it will race at Del Mar in 2012. Santa Anita that operates during the winter would yield to Del Mar. It and Hollywood Park that runs in the late spring have from time to time indicated they would rather be investing in commercial and residential development. Except for Del Mar, horse racing is waning in popularity and is no longer considered a crown jewel in sports. If the Surfside City purchases the fairgrounds, considered a 100 to 1 long shot, it would have to retain professionals to operate racing and they don’t come for free.

Trash revenue to sand

O’side electeds are planning to use a portion of the revenue from its ARBALLO new Waste Management contract for sand replenishment. Beaches in the Eye on the Coast harbor and pier areas are reported to ated the scenes and were the spooky be in crummy state because of recent actors. The very nominal admission storms and said to be the worst since charged will be used for activities and the 1970s. scholarships. Kudos for a highly sucSolbeach appointment cessful endeavor. Solbeach resident Arnie Fireworks displays Bertram has been appointed to the Relentless effort by San Diego board of SCORE,an organization that Regional Water Quality Board to assists small business in operations of place stringent regs on Fourth of July all kinds. Bertram has 45 years of fireworks shows could deprive fami- management experience and was lies from watching them in a safe highly successful. environment. They are synonymous with hot dogs and watermelons and Events & news haven’t harmed anyone or anything San Diego County Fairgrounds Leticia Robles is a media/prevention specialist for a century. now has an hour-long program on with the North Coastal Prevention Coalition Internet radio www.wsradio.com. It Gang rules continued for which Vista Community Clinic serves as features timely happenings and news. A Superior Court judge has con- Media relationships pro Linda Zweig the fiscal agent. It is funded in part by the tinued a ban on O’side gang activities is behind the mike. Catch the proCounty of San Diego, HHSA, Alcohol and Drug that is reported to have curtailed gram on Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Services, and by the Center for Substance crime. Prohibitions include no wearAbuse Prevention STOP Act. To find out more Scout project about underage drinking prevention, visit Olivenhain Boy Scout troop 2000 ing of gang colors or hanging together Redistricting panel With elections now history a northcoastalpreventioncoalition.org. made the 125-year-old Germania by members. panel will begin the task of redistrictHotel its Halloween project and creCardiff native ing the county. Voters in a previous Services were held Oct. 16 for election took redistricting out of the Herb Lux who was born in Cardiff in mitts of electeds who formed districts Contact a Reporter 1925 and whose family was a native of to assure they could be elected in perCARLSBAD the Olivenhain area. Lux Canyon petuity. ALYX SARIOL bears the family’s name. Torrey pines asariol@coastnewsgroup.com growing in local parks and streets One-liners P.O. Box 232550, Encinitas, CA 92023-2550 • 760-436-9737 DEL MAR / SOLANA BEACH BIANCA KAPLANEK were grown and planted from Senior citizens who have not www.ranchosfnews.com • Fax: 760-943-0850 bkaplanek@coastnewsgroup.com seedlings by the family. received a cost of living increase in ENCINITAS RANCH’S BEST SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS two years may be getting a $250 check WEHTAHNAH TUCKER Holiday parking as a token from congressional electwtucker@coastnewsgroup.com The Rancho Santa Fe News is published biCHRIS KYDD A 50-cent parking rate is in eds of their concern for their wellweekly on Fridays by The Coast News Group. The OCEANSIDE advertising deadline is the Friday preceding the BECKY ROLAND effect in the L’Auberge Surfside City being ... Race fans can catch all the PROMISE YEE Friday of publication. Editorial deadline is the Friday pyee@coastnewsgroup.com operated basement. Object of the Breeder’s Cup excitement from LAURIE SUTTON proceeding publication. The comments on this page are the opinions of RANCHO SANTA FE reduced rate is to attract holiday JEAN GILLETTE the individual columnists and do not necessarily repPATTY MCCORMAC TURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON A17 shoppers to the commercial area. ERIC MURTAUGH resent the views of the Coast News Group, its publishpmccormac@coastnewsgroup.com


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Encinitas Theater Consortium will host its 2010 Silent Film Festival at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 and at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, La Paloma Theater, Encinitas. Movies include live piano accompaniment by Robert Israel. Call Judith Montague (760) 942-1382. ‘THE NERD’ Students of Santa Fe Christian Schools present “The Nerd,” a production that centers on friendship and laughter at 7 p.m. Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 5 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Tickets are $10 at the door at the Santa Fe Christian Schools Chapel, 838 Academy Drive, Solana Beach.



Waves of Change Studio will host a screening of the documentary “Women and the Waves” with a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. with two separate screening times at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 570 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach. Heather Hudson, one of the producers, will be on hand to answer questions about the film. For details, call (760) 814-7551 or e-mail Mary@WavesofChange. us. DAR MEETING The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of DAR will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 6, Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. Retired military veteran Major Charles Lynn Lowder will speak. For reservations, call (760) 743-3660 or e-mail info@rbvdar.org. KID ART The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild will host the fifth annual Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild Children’s Art Show through Nov. 6, Guild Gallery, Union Bank Building. The show will feature artwork by Janis Reeser’s art classes for all grade levels at R. Roger Rowe School. The gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Author, broadcaster and speaker Richard Lederer will discuss and sign his new book “A Treasury for Seniors” at 11 a.m. Nov. 6, Georgina Cole Library, Carlsbad. Lederer is the author of more than 30 books. Visit www.verbivore. com to learn more.




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Sunshine Brooks Theatre will present its first issue of Hollywood Shorts Nov. 6, 217 N. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. Hollywood’s famous voiceover and television actor Keith Szarabajka will read his original play “Nessun Dorma.” Visit www. nvtheatre.com to learn more. TASTY READS AAUW Del Mar-Leucadia will present Authors and Appetizers from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 6, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, Solana Beach. Meet four local authors, who will present their writings and autograph books. Tickets are $30. Visit www.aauwdelmar-leucadia. org or e-mail Arliss at arliss@cox.net.


HOMECOMING SPIRIT Santa Fe Christian celebrated Homecoming by partnering with the San Diego Rescue Mission to support the homeless in the area, gathering socks, toiletries, towels and linens from SFC students. Homecoming Week came to a close with a “Finding Neverland” dance. Brittany Bushor of Rancho Santa Fe and Ryan Gillette of Solana Beach were named Santa Fe Christian’s Homecoming queen and king. Courtesy photo

Silent film festival returns to La Paloma By Lillian Cox

ENCINITAS — The curtain rises on the second annual Encinitas Silent Film Festival beginning Nov. 5 and continuing through Nov. 7 at the La Paloma Theatre. Celebrated composer Robert Israel will return this year to provide piano accompaniment. The event is sponsored again by the nonprofit Encinitas Theatre Consortium and follows the success of the Mary Pickford Silent Film Festival a year ago. “For a first-time event of a rare art form, I was surprised by the number of people who bought tickets and came to the Pickford Festival, and even more thrilled by their enjoyment,” said Judy Montague, founder of the consortium. Montague added that she was especially gratified by the response from more youthful members of the audience. “This is a young medium appealing to young people,” she said. “The young men who created silent films were the same type as those who

created “Saturday Night Live,”YouTube and Facebook. They were these upwardly mobile, city guys and almost all of them came up in Vaudeville.” Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. the festival will kick off with Buster Keaton in his last independent film, “Steamboat Bill Jr.” (1928). It will be followed by Keaton’s debut film, “The Butcher Boy” (1917) which features Fatty Arbuckle and Al St. John. Saturday’s night’s program will begin at 8 p.m. with a showing of Keaton in, “Sherlock Holmes, Jr.” (1924). Two other Keaton films will follow: “Backstage” (1919) is considered one of the best Keaton-Arbuckle collaborations and “The Playhouse” (1921). Guest host will be author and film historian Brent Walker who is considered the foremost expert on Mack Sennett, the innovator of slapstick comedy for film. The festival will come to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Sunday with a showing of several classic films using an

COAST CITIES — Say it izzn’t so. Beginning with the next issue of this newspaper, Bill Arballo will no longer be keeping an “Eye on the Coast.” After 10 years and more than 500 columns, the veteran reporter is retiring, but “not by choice,” he said. At 86, health issues have made work increasingly difficult. “I’ll miss the people and writing about them,” he said.“I love people.” Arballo’s tenure with The Coast News culminates an impressive career that spanned the Pacific Ocean and includes one year as mayor of Del Mar. But he devoted most of his professional life to North County news, people and events. Arballo began his journalism career as a student, writing for the Oceanside High School newspaper. He received his first “paycheck” as a reporter in 1940 after heavy rains caused a bluff to collapse on a freight train near his Del Mar home. Hearing the crash, he went to investigate and immediately called the local paper. Told to call back in the morning, Arballo instead contacted the Los Angeles Times, which verified the fatal wreck, ran the story and sent him a check for $25. Following graduation in 1942, he served three years in the Army before returning to San Diego, where he became a general assignment reporter

HANGING UP HIS TYPEWRITER Retiring columnist and lifelong journalist Bill Arballo has a collection of vintage typewriters, only one of which still works. “You can’t find anyone to repair them anymore,” he said. Arballo learned to type in a high school class, which he was forced to take because he couldn’t pass the first assignment in woodshop. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

for the San Dieguito Citizen. Arballo went on to work in media relations throughout the county, including a stint for the 22nd District Agricultural Association, before a move to the Big Island of Hawaii landed him a job with United Press International and a local radio station. After eight years in Hawaii, he once again returned to North County, where he became managing editor for the San Dieguito Citizen. But he and the pub-

lisher disagreed on coverage areas. “He wanted to cover Encinitas, but there was nothing going on there,” said Arballo, who felt all the news was happening south. So he left to start The Del Mar News Press, which he sold after one year to Jack Ford, son of President Gerald Ford. Throughout his career Arballo has met nearly a half dozen presidents, including TURN TO NEWS ICON ON A18

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Arrest made in Solana Beach elevator attack By Shelli DeRobertis

SOLANA BEACH — A 17-year-old boy is in juvenile hall six days after being identified as the suspect in an Oct. 20 elevator attack on a woman. The woman escaped with minor injuries after the juvenile male suspect held a knife to her neck and threatened to kill her if she made any noise, according to the

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SOLANA BEACH — Adam Carruth spent 20 years preparing for the day he’d open a winery. That day arrived on Sept. 8 with the debut of Carruth Cellars on South Cedros Ave. Visitors typically begin dropping by when the doors open at noon to purchase wine by the bottle or to linger and enjoy a glass at the tasting bar. If they are lucky, they’ll catch Carruth at work, sometimes even stomping the grapes with his feet. That happened two weeks ago when Carruth loaded up three tons of freshly picked grapes in Healdsburg, Calif., in the famed Alexander Valley, which he drove to Solana Beach for a premium merlot he was making. When his crusher-destemmer machine started to lose power he was left with no option other than to roll up his pants’ legs and crush grapes the old-fashioned way — which he did until 2 a.m. The event might have been a hiccup for Carruth but didn’t deter the experienced winemaker’s progress. “It’ll ferment for about eight days, then we’ll put it in

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GRAPE STOMP Adam Carruth uses a punch down tool to keep fermenting wine and grape skins mixed during the red wine fermentation process. Carruth drove the grapes down from the Alexander Valley in Healdsburg, Calif. to make a premium merlot at his Carruth Cellars on South Cedros in Solana Beach. Photo by Lillian Cox

French oak barrels to age,” he making as a hobby following said. “It’ll be another one to graduation from Carlsbad two years before it’s bottled.” TURN TO WINERY ON A18 Carruth began wine

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COAST CITIES — Children wearing costumes weren’t the only ones knocking on doors on Halloween night. Parole agents in uniforms made special visits to the houses of sex offenders to make sure trick-or-treaters weren’t stopping by. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s “Operation Boo” is in its 18th year of enforcement, and requires that sex offenders adhere to a curfew and strict guidelines on Halloween. If parolee sex offenders are caught breaking the special rules on Oct. 31, it’s no surprise what happens next. “Their parole is revoked and they go back to prison,” said Cassandra TURN TO SEX OFFENDERS ON A17

Student café seeks sponsors CARMEL VALLEY — Jacqueline Pruter, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy, and the Business Management class have created a student-run cafe called The Nest. The profit from this cafe would go to making school and cafe improvements. To make the café happen, the students need sponsorships from local businesses. Anyone interested may contact Jackie.pruter@yahoo.com. The café will offer smoothies, lattes, mochas, paninis and salads, including vegetarian options. The students hope to reach a new demographic of the student body and inspire healthy choices. The Nest will also work to offer a comforting place for students to relax and study. It will be equipped with a student-designed inspirational garden including a Zen area, native plants walkway and a playful space.

County to pay up for scuffle at fundraiser By Wehtahnah Tucker

SAN DIEGO — The county of San Diego will pay $1.2 million to eight people who allege they were roughed up by a sheriff’s deputy at a fundraiser last year for Democratic congressional candidate Francine Busby. The payments will go to three women who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and five others who filed claims with the county. The money will be taken from the Sheriff’s Department budget accord-

ing to Senior Deputy County Counsel George Brewster. Shari Barman, Jane Stratton and Pamela Morgan filed a lawsuit in federal court in December, alleging their civil rights were violated by Deputy Marshall Abbott’s actions after he showed up to investigate a noise complaint on June 26, 2009. When Abbott, a former Marine, asked Barman, who shares the home with TURN TO FUNDRAISER ON A18

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crime REPORT A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis A report for the week of Oct. 19, 2010 to Oct. 26, 2010 SLIM CHANCE A 35-year-old woman was arrested for shoplifting a pair of Flexees brand control-top underwear from a Marron Road store in Oceanside. The price tag for the slenderizing shape wear: $44. OUCH! A citizen’s arrest resulted in a simple battery charge against a 41-year-old woman who was fighting a 43-year-old man on East Vista Way, on Oct. 24. The woman was armed with brass knuckles and a baton. UNPLUGGED A call was made to police in the morning on Oct. 25 after the doors opened at the Chase bank on South Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos and someone noticed that a computer was missing. TO THE RESCUE A welfare check made by the sheriff’s department at 9:45 p.m. on Rush Drive in San Marcos found three children in the home were victims of child abuse. NICE TRY A stolen vehicle was recovered at about 7 p.m. after an 18-year-old male was caught driving it in Vista; the same city that the theft was reported from at 4:15 p.m. BUSTED! A man was caught

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vandalizing a pick-up-truck, which was reported to have $1,000 worth of damage from the vandalism. The incident occurred on Deleone Road in San Marcos, but a citizen’s arrest was made on the 21-year-old man at Shadow Hills Drive. SUCH A TOOL A Honda generator valued at $4,500 was just one of two expensive items that were reported stolen from a vehicle on Ocean Boulevard on Oct. 21. The other tool was an air-based nail gun. JACKED A 22-year-old male was arrested for carjacking and booked into the Vista Detention Center on Oct. 22 at 4:21 a.m. The vehicle he allegedly jacked was a green SUV valued at $2,000, belonging to a female who was in Vista when the felony occurred. The suspect was located and arrested.

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Jeffery Shipman is wanted in Shipman does not have physical connection with the kidnapping of custody of his daughter. On July 17, his daughter Deonna. 2007, a federal criminal complaint Shipman was born Aug. 8, charging Shipman with interna1960, in Rochester, N.Y. He is 5 feet tional parental kidnapping was 11 inches tall and weighs 220 signed and a federal arrest warrant pounds. Shipman has brown hair was issued in the Northern District and brown eyes. He has worked as a of New York. project manager for the New Shipman may have traveled to York State Department of Europe, specifically to England or JEFFERY SHIPMAN Germany. He has a history of menTransportation. On July 11, 2007, Shipman tal health issues and may be suiciallegedly picked up his daughter for a court- dal. approved visit in Liverpool, N.Y. She was If you know of his whereabouts, reported missing by her mother on July 12, contact the nearest FBI office or American 2007, when he did not return with her. Embassy.

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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.

The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of Oct. 19, 2010 to Oct. 26, 2010.

ENCINITAS Petty Theft 4, Burglary 4, Vandalism 4, Assault, Grand Theft 4, Robbery 2,Vehicle Theft 2 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 3, Burglary 6, Vandalism 6, Assault 0, Grand Theft 4, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 0 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 1, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft 0 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 0, Burglary 1, Vandalism 0, Assault 1, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0, Vehicle Theft 0 RANCHO



Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0, Vehicle Theft 0 SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 7, Burglary 15, Vandalism 7, Assault 2, Grand Theft 3, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft 5 VISTA Petty Theft 9, Burglary 16, Vandalism 7, Assault 1, Grand Theft 3, Robbery 2,Vehicle Theft 1

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Brandon Scott Ellis Conspiracy September 2008

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Gerardo M. Gomez Attempted Murder December 2004

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Jose A. Lopez Attempted Murder December 2004

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

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FBI investigates Encinitas bank robberies By Shelli DeRobertis

ENCINITAS — During the one o’clock hour on the 200 block of North El Camino Real two Wells Fargo Banks were robbed within two days of each other. So far this year there have been 133 bank robberies in the county, according to April Langwell of the San Diego Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That number was calculated Oct. 25. “We seem to be really up this year. If you look back far enough, it was last year that was the anomaly in the opposite direction,” she said. In 2007 San Diego County had 171 bank rob-

beries and in 2008 there The suspect then fled were 167. the bank after he received a “Last year we were way sum of money, she said. down,” Langwell said. The suspect is described In 2009 there were 102 as a white male between the bank robberies countywide, she said. The latest robbery in North County happened at about 1:13 p.m. on Oct. 25, when a man armed with a handgun entered a Wells Fargo Bank through the main doors and pointed the gun at tellers while verbally demanding money, according to the FBI. The suspect demanded money from at least two tellers, said Sgt. Robin Lawrence of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Encinitas Station in a release.

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VISTA — The Vista courthouse will not be hosting a double jury trial in the criminal trials against two Oceanside Marines who are both charged with murdering a 23-year-old auto shop business owner. The double jury request, which is a rara avis in the courthouse, was denied by Superior Court Judge Joan P. Weber at a further proceedings hearing on Oct. 18. Deputy District Attorney Minaz Bhayani had requested the double jury trial for one reason being that it would be easier for the family of slain

Charles Evan Williams to attend just one trial since both defendants are charged with carjacking, robbery and the first-degree murder of Williams. But Bhayani said that during his meeting to discuss the proposition that Judge Weber didn’t agree to the double jury trial because her goal is to give the defendants a fair trial. If two juries were present to hear all common evidence, “The whole environment would be very ripe for error,” he said. A potential problem that could arise is that jurors could hear things that they shouldn’t hear when people talk in the back (of the courtroom), he said. “It could create a problem. Logistically, it’s a nightmare,” he said. Xavier Akeem Adams, 20, and Raphael Roshod Ramey, 21, are both charged with murder for allegedly beating and

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of Camp Pendleton, and both pleaded not guilty to the charges at their arraignment hearing last August. Ramey faces additional charges of torture, and his trial will be the first trial to take place, which is scheduled for Jan. 25 at the San Diego Superior Court in Vista, according to Bhayani. Both men remain in custody with a bail amount of $10 million.

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Dear Dr. Gott: Could you tell me how often someone can have cortisone injections? My mother had some in her shoulders. They worked great, but now the pain and stiffness are back with a vengeance. Dear Reader: Cortisone can be injected into joints such as the ankle, knee, shoulder and other areas to relieve pain and inflammation. They have been known to help osteoarthritis, gout, carpaltunnel syndrome, bursitis, plantar fasciitis and a host of other conditions. About 30 years ago, corticosteroids were given with great regularity. Today, however, a different approach is taken. Some physicians restrict a person to three injections a year, others to three in a lifetime. This has resulted from research indicating that repeated injections can cause damage to tissues over time when given in excess quantities to one area of the body. One consideration is whether or not the injections work. If one or two are unsuccessful for reducing pain, it’s rather unlikely that additional ones will respond any differently. Side effects include a cortisone flare, in which the injected material crystallizes, causing pain for up to two days that could be greater than what was experienced prior to the injection. Tendons can be weakened, there can be pain at the injection site, and the color of the skin at the site can change. The most common systemic reaction is observed in diabetic patients, who should monitor their readings, because cortisone can cause a rise in blood-sugar levels. Long-term risks of high doses with frequent administration can include weight gain, facial puffiness, cataracts, osteoporosis, hypertension and rare but serious damage to the large joint bones, known as avascular necrosis. So, in answer to your question, your mother should return to her orthopedic surgeon or the physician who gave her the injections. If that specialist (who is familiar with her medical history) feels strongly that no more should be administered, then I suggest you heed the warning. If, however, your mother is aging, her quality of life is affected, and she cannot find relief from pain through other means, perhaps she will receive a favorable response. The TURN TO SECOND OPINION ON A17

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Ways to prevent and treat lice Hear the words “head lice” and you probably start itching. Parents dread to discover their child has lice. They’re contagious, and, while they don’t jump or fly, they travel from head to head easily. With kids close together at school, this becomes a likely place for kids to get lice. Here are a few ways to combat the problem. Try to prevent it. — Teach your child to avoid having their head touch another child’s head, and not to share brushes, hats, scarves, towels, hair accessories, etc. — Spray your child’s

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Library seminars help students, their parents COAST CITIES — San Diego County and city library branches, including 4S Ranch and San Marcos, have formed a partnership with Sylvan Learning Centers to offer free parent seminars. The San Marcos branch, at 2 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, will offer: — Avoid Report Card Surprises from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 — Learning Styles from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 The 4S Ranch branch at 10433 Reserve Drive, San Diego, will host:

— Tips for School Success from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 — Survival Tips for School Success from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 — Survival Tips for School Success from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 “The seminars give parents the tools to get involved academically with their children,” said Mario Aguirre, the center director for the Mira Mesa and Oceanside Sylvan Learning Center locations. For example, at a Forgotten Math Seminar,


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Tips for School Success. Orquidia Contreras, the youth services librarian II at the Vista Library, was excited to see the interaction between Sylvan’s center director, the parents and their children. “They (Sylvan) were great. They were informative and made it fun for the participants. Mario was able to relate as both an educator and as a parent which enhanced the experience.” Contreras said the intimate setting allowed for real progress between parents and their children.

Veteran journalist Bill Arballo reflects on local history.

Commission was formed to protect horse racing DEL MAR — In the late 1950s there was a press party held at the Del Mar Hotel to announce that John Alessio and a Harbor City group was taking over operation of Surfside summer horse racing. This created a firestorm that was heard from here to

Sacramento. The takeover never happened but it later gave birth to a racetrack in Bonsall now known as San Luis Rey Downs. A mile track and a grandstand to seat an anticipated 7,500 racing fans was built. Object was to swipe the

Del Mar franchise or create a new one. That turned out to be a pipe dream. To prevent any such future hank panky the Race Track Leasing Commission was formed. It remains in effect and major matters concerning

Del Mar racing must have its approval. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was formed and conditions have been tranquil and highly successful since. San Luis Rey Downs now is operating as a yearround training facility.

DEL MAR — Were it not for Councilwoman Crystal Crawford’s excitement about the surprisingly low bid to seismically retrofit and rehabilitate the North Torrey Pines Bridge, the fact that the construction cost was nearly cut in half may have gone unnoticed. City Council unanimously awarded the $13 million contract to Flatiron West Inc. as part of its consent calendar at the Oct. 18 meeting. Items on the consent calendar are adopted in a single action with no discussion. “I just had to comment on this ... because it is such a significant savings,” Crawford said after the vote. “There were estimates that it might cost in excess of $30 million.” When bids were open Oct. 7, the construction contract estimate was $23.7 million. Bids were received from seven companies. At $13,380,283, the lowest came from Flatiron West, which has worked on two other bridges in the area. The project will be funded by Caltrans. The entire bridge deck will be removed and portions will be replaced and then restored with minor changes to retain the historic design features. Construction should begin within the next month or two and take about three years to complete. The bridge will be open to motorists and bicyclists but closed to pedestrians. Although most work can be done during the day, construction over the railroad tracks and on the road must be done at night. Built in 1933, the 77year-old bridge was deemed one of the worst in the state as far as its ability to withstand an earthquake. The retrofit will strengthen the existing structure, enhancing its ability to survive major seismic activity, and extend its life by about 50 years. The bridge connects Camino del Mar with North Torrey Pines Road and borders the city of San Diego. It was recognized as being seismically unsafe in the late 1980s. Options to address the problem have been discussed for more than a decade. San Diego sold the entire structure to Del Mar for $1 in 2000 when the two cities couldn’t agree on whether to replace or restore it. “Frankly when I heard the results, that the low bid was $13 million, I thought there must be some mistake,” Crawford said. “We fought hard to get the approvals from both TURN TO COST ON A17


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Tickets on sale for Big Band Bash RANCHO SANTA FE — Reservations are available now for a Village Community Presbyterian Church tradition, as it welcomes back the Rancho Santa Fe Big Band from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at 6225 Paseo Delicias. This 17-piece swing orchestra under the direction of professor and former president of the San Diego Musicians’ Association Jack Wheaton, with producer and trumpeter Dominick Addario, presents the best of the great swing jazz and holiday favorites. Guests are invited to bring their own wine and appetizers for this indoor concert/dance that celebrates the holiday season. The nonprofit swing orchestra provides decorations, munchies, glasses and wine openers, table linens and the great music. Many of the musicians have played with the bands of the ’30s and ’40s. Reservations can be made by calling Addario at (858) 756-4542. For more information, visit RSF Big Band’s website at www.rsfbb.com. Tickets are $40 per person or $400 per table of 10. Individual tickets may be purchased at the Association office.

Group praises green efforts

Horizon Prep’s Fall Author’s Tea Honorees, from left, front row, include Ciera Remy, Colby Mead, Olivia Scafidi, Corey Telfer, Carmine DeRosa, Lindsay Raugh, Cooper Whitton and from left, second row, Daniel Bailey, Yaryn Choi, Caleb Armendariz, Brody Schippa, Molly Dypvik, Cade Remy and Nate Hougard. Students are selected for having greatly improved in their writing skills, or writing above-grade level. Courtesy photos




governed by “Christian business principles.”

Surgery That Can’t Possibly Be True — Janis Ollson, 31, of Balmoral, Manitoba, is recovering nicely after being almost completely sawed in half in 2007 by Mayo Clinic surgeons,who concluded that they could remove her bone cancer no other way. In experimental surgery that had been tried only on cadavers, doctors split her pelvis in half, removed the left half, her left leg and her lower spine (and the tumor) in a 20-hour, 12-specialist procedure.The real trick, though, was the eight-hour, 240staple reconstruction in which her remaining leg was reconnected to her spine with pins and screws, leaving her in an arrangement doctors likened to a “pogo stick.” A September Winnipeg Free Press story noted that, except for the missing leg, she is enjoying a normal life with her husband and two kids and enjoys snowmobiling.

Horizon Prep’s Fall Author’s Tea is a family affair for brother and sister honorees, from left grandmother Verna Sherr with Honorees Champion Whitton and Corey Telfer took time out Ciera Remy, Brad Remy, Cade Remy and grandmother Nancy for treats at Horizon Prep’s Fall Author’s Tea. Remy-Cassidy.


Cutting-Edge Science — Obese patients with an array of symptoms known as “prediabetes” have seen their insulin sensitivity improved dramatically via “fecal transplants,” i.e., receiving the stool of a thin, healthy person into the bowel, according to researchers led by a University of North Carolina professor. Researchers said the strangers’ implants were significantly more effective than those of a control group, in which a person’s own feces was implanted. (Odd Files has previously reported on success in treating certain gastrointestinal infections by stool transplants that contain the bacteria Clostridium difficile.)

COAST CITIES — San Diego Habitat Conservancy is celebrating its ongoing habitat conservation efforts in San Diego County at its second annual gala from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Parioli Italian Bistro, 647 S. Coast Highway 101, in Solana Beach. The gala was established to bring together residents near the various preserves throughout San Diego County, as well as donors, members, board members, staff and volunteers of the San Diego Habitat Conservancy. The evening provides a chance for the conservancy to highlight and share past and ongoing management efforts of their preserves in San Diego. All residents of San Diego County with a desire to learn more about habitat preservation are invited to attend. A complimentary light dinner of antipasti, pastas, and salads will be provided. “San Diego County is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and it is our goal to instill a sense of stewardship for the residents of the county and celebrate the uniqueness of the natural environment that surrounds us,” Don Scoles, executive director of the San Diego Habitat Conservancy, said. The San Diego Habitat Conservancy manages a number of open space easements throughout the San Diego region, preserving and managing the sensitive habitat and species on those easements that are unique to our Southern California environment. SDHC strives to share the knowledge of and obligation to the natural environment with the San Diego communities, encouraging participation in the stewardship of our region’s precious open space. San Diego Habitat Conservancy’s vision is “a

SPECIAL VISITORS D.C. Mills, a pilot from Customs and Border Protection, speaks to Monica Raineville’s kindergarten class after landing his helicopter at Solana Santa Fe Elementary School. Courtesy photo

Red Ribbon week at Solana Santa Fe SOLANA BEACH — Solana Santa Fe School held its annual Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 25 through Oct. 29 with a week of ongoing activities. At its opening assembly, D.C. Mills, a pilot with the Customs and Border Protection, landed a helicopter on campus and presented a red ribbon message to the students. Students received

wristbands to wear all week, a pencil and a red ribbon to tie onto their backpacks. On Oct. 25, students wore red, with the promise that if enough students turned up in red, Principal Julie Norby would wear her pajamas on Friday. At lunch, students planted red tulip bulbs in the garden. On Oct. 26, students wore crazy ties to “Tie Down

Drugs.” A teen panel from Torrey Pines High School spoke to the fifth- and sixthgraders about living a drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free lifestyle. The next day, students wore sneakers for “Don’t Let Drugs Sneak up on Your Day.” Students walked, ran or skipped laps around the playground with Coyotes on the Move, kicking off the SSF Running Club.

On Oct. 28, Brock Edwards Red Ribbon Week Magic Show was held and students wore their craziest socks to “Sock It to Drugs.” Students also participated in a “Drugs are Trash” Frisbee throw. On the final day, students wore their clothing backwards to “Turn Your Backs on Drugs” and Principal Norby watched the lunchtime sack races in her PJs.



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The pictures tell the story, ask songwriter David Gates One of my favorite songs ever written was coincidentally coined the year in 1971, the year I was born. I know I’m not supposed to admit my age and all because I am a woman, but I like being straightforward and to the point.The song “If” by Bread posed a brilliant question, “If a picture paints a thousand words, than why can’t I paint you?” With the recent release of “The Social Network,” I am beginning to think that songwriter David Gates’ thinking was way ahead of his time and he should be proud to see how the world of Facebook truly imitates his lyrics. After enjoying a wonderful weekend with friends this year for Halloween, what do you think I did that night after all of the festivities? I checked my Facebook home page to see all of the fascinating posts by friends.There’s nothing like seeing someone else’s life captured in photographs, a quick memory that was made in the snap of one photo. Pictures. Moments. Smiles. Friendships. Our lives touch our friends and loved ones every day. And, how lovely is it that we can capture one moment in a picture and share it with our friends? This week in my column, please enjoy these wonderful vignettes and stories that I feel honored to share with you.

Around Town On Oct. 10, Molly McCrink and Walter Beringer were married in Cabo San Lucas on the white sandy beach under a blue streaked sky. Long time Ranch residents, the McCrink family celebrated in style with more than 100 guests that day. The photo that I have featured here is of two gorgeous sisters who look like movie stars on a Mexican vacation. Laurel McCrink and Katie Shull look absolutely dazzling in a shot from that special weekend. On Oct. 21, on behalf of The Coast News Group, my husband and I stopped by Herman Cook’s gorgeous showroom in Encinitas to enjoy the unveiling of the 2011 Jetta. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres were served to all of the invited guests, while the new cars were on display. Owner Dennis Cook with son Conner and Dan Belt are featured here from that fun evening. Thanks for inviting The Coast News! On Oct. 23, Ranch resident Violet MacDonald welcomed her brother Art McLaughlin and his wife Bunny from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each year Violet’s brother Art brings live lobster for a family feast for the MacDonald clan.Violet looked stunning that evening in her black sweater attire with diamond buttons. She is featured here with her brother Art and with two of her grandchildren, Reese and Holden MacDonald. From what I hear, at one point the lobsters were even crawling around on the floor trying to make a grand escape. Think “Julie & Julia” the movie here. Next year, I’m hoping for an invite for the great lobster feast under the eucalyptus trees. On Oct. 24, the NCL Del Sol Fashion Show was held at the Del Mar Hilton.

MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch The models featured in the runway fashion show were 10th grade girls from all over North County. Featured here are two of the models from that day, Lauren Sorge with Taylor Maloney. The event was produced by James Cambell Productions from Los Angeles. Congrats to all of the wonderful teen beauties who are donating their spare time to the National Charity League. On that same day in a different part of town, Chargers fans came out in style to tailgate before the big game. Featured here in a photo that definitely captures the “Chargers Spirit” in San Diego, are the Shull family with the Gorwit family tailgating before kickoff. Unfortunately that day the Chargers lost to the St. Louis Rams 20 to 17. However, I’m sure that won’t stop this city from believing in one of their beloved sports teams. On Oct. 30, I stopped by my one of my favorite places in Rancho Santa Fe — The Book Cellar, one of the best used book stores in North County. As a lover of books, this bookstore is a jewel to be found for Rancho Santa Fe residents in search of the next great read for the weekend. For a quick reading tip, try a Luanne Rice novel. She is a tremendous writer with great depth and heart, which can be found woven into all of her characters. But most of all, don’t forget to support the local economy, buy a book from The Book Cellar this holiday season. Later that day, I received an e-mail regarding an amazing photography exhibition in Solana Beach at the Ordover Gallery. From the end of October to the beginning week in January, you can enjoy “The Storm Series New Works,” by Mitch Dobrowner. Mr. Dobrowner is an accomplished black and white, fine art photographer and has received numerous awards, including National Geographic Society’s “Visions of Paradise.” Featured here is one of his photos from the exhibit. Take a wonderful Saturday excursion to visit his exhibit in located just around the corner in Solana Beach.

THE BOOK CELLAR My favorite bookstore in Rancho Santa Fe, The FAMILY FUN Violet MacDonald with Reese and Holden MacDonald Book Cellar. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

and her brother, Art McLaughlin. Courtesy photo

HERMAN COOK PARTY Dan Belt, Dennis and Conner Cook at the Herman Cook event on Oct. 21. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

HOLLYWOOD COMES TO RANCH Diane Keaton is coming to town on Nov. 13 for the HOPE Telethon at Helen Woodward. Courtesy photo

LIFE’S A BEACH Katie Shull and Laurel McCrink in Cabo San Lucas for their niece’s wedding on Oct. 10. Courtesy photo

STORMY SKIES “The Storm Series New Works,” by Mitch Dobrowner, is now on display in Solana Beach at Ordover Gallery. Photo ON THE CATWALK Lauren Sorge with Taylor Maloney on Oct. 24 at On Nov. 13, guess who is by Mitch Dobrowner the NCL Del Sol Fashion Show in Del Mar. Courtesy photo coming to town? Ms. Diane Keaton. Yes, that’s right, an Oscar winner in Rancho Santa Fe. Ms. Keaton will be at Helen Woodward Animal Center for the HOPE Telethon on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event helps raise proceeds for animals all over in need of love and care. How exciting the Diane Keaton will be in town, even if she’s really here to help the animals? I am looking forward to meeting her. If you have a story you would like to share, please contact Machel at mpenn@coastnewsgroup.com.

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BOLTS PRIDE The Shull and the Gorwit families merge for Charger mania at the Chargers game Courtesy photo



Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will host the 37th annual Village Faire from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7, Carlsbad Village along Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street, and all of the cross streets in between. More than 900 vendors will display and sell clothing, art, house wares, jewelry, and more. Call (760) 931-8400 or visit www.carlsbad.org for details.

NOV. 8 BP OPERATIONS League of Women Voters North Coast will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 S. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. The Border Patrol and its operations will be the subject.Visit www.lwvncsd.org or call (760) 736-1608 to learn more.

NOV. 9 COUGAR SCRAMBLE The third annual Cougar Scramble Golf Tournament will tee off at 11 a.m. Nov. 9, The Crosby, Rancho Santa Fe. The proceeds from this golf tournament will benefit student-athlete scholarships as well as the Alumni Endowed scholarship at Cal State San Marcos. Call (760) 750-4409 to learn more. NIGHT OUT The Friends of the Solana Beach Library invite the public to Friends Night Out at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave. Dr. Mark Adler, a board certified oncologist who practices locally, will discuss medical advances in battle against cancer. Call (858) 755-1404 to learn more.

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Ocean of art at Solana Beach gallery By Lillian Cox

SOLANA BEACH — Photographer Aaron Chang has spent most of his life living on the edge. He’s been chased by sharks,in a head-on collision with a kangaroo and caught in a fight to the death between two male lions. In 1988 he was almost trampled by stampeding elephants in South Africa. “I didn’t expect to come that close to them but it made a great photograph,” he said later. Art lovers and thrill seekers can get up close and personal to the action at the new Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery he opened this summer with celebrated seascape artist Wade Koniakowsky. In addition to showcasing his wildlife and travel prints, the gallery features Chang’s signature ocean and surfing photography. “Aaron has spent so much time in the water that I think he has gills,”Koniakowsky said. “This passion for the ocean and stellar photography was an ideal fit when looking to partner with another artist to create the ultimate ocean art gallery.” As senior photographer with Surfing magazine for 20 years, Chang traveled to more than 50 countries photographing some of the biggest names

OCEAN ART Photographer Aaron Chang and artist Wade Koniakowsky recently opened the Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery on South Cedros in Solana Beach. They not only wanted to exhibit their work, they wanted to create a venue for fundraising events that benefit ocean environmentalism, humanitarian and education nonprofits. Photo courtesy Aaron Chang

in the sport. He is published in more than 100 magazines including National Geographic,Time and Sports Illustrated. His photography has also been featured by ESPN. In addition, Apple and Mercedes have licensed his images. “I have a library of quite literally millions of photos all around the world,” he said. Chang and Koniakowsky opened the gallery to exhibit their work and create a venue for fundraising events that ben-

efit ocean environmentalism and humanitarian and educational causes they are involved with. These include Surf Aid International, the Surfrider Foundation and Nourish the Children. Through a collaboration with Jedidiah apparel and World Vision they helped to create a safehouse program for human trafficking victims. In the new year, Chang and Koniakowsky plan to use the gallery for workshops and seminars for artists. “Everything we do we


want to make a contribution in some form,” Chang said. Chang grew up in Imperial Beach and began surfing at the age of 10. “When I was 17 I went to Hawaii to pursue surfing in the big leagues,” he said. “I started shooting photographs.” Chang’s early career involved travel 11 months out of the year. He slowed down after having two sons of his own, now 6 and 10, he is raising with his wife, Erika, in Encinitas. He confesses to being a little uneasy at the prospect that his own offspring might want to grow up and become adventurers like Dad. “I will be nervously supportive,” he said. “Most of all, I want them to be responsible and happy.” The Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery is located at 415 S. Cedros Ave., Suite 110 in Solana Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Chang’s prints are available custom wrapped on Firewire surfboards or in prints up to 12 feet. He and Koniakowsky also have the capacity at the gallery to prepare mockups so that clients can visualize their art in their own living and work spaces. For more information,visit www.aaronchanggallery.com or call (858) 345-1880.

NOV. 11 IN HONOR Del Mar Mayor Richard Earnest will speak at the Del Mar Rotary Club to honor Veterans Day at noon Nov. 11, Morgan Run Club & Resort, 5690 Cancha de Golf, Rancho Santa Fe. Earnest will discuss what it means to be a veteran in public service. Call (760) 5258394 or e-mail ecoupe@ymca.org to learn more. VETERANS DAY Rotary Club of Carlsbad will host a remembrance from 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 11, Army & Navy Academy, Mauffucci Field, 2605 Carlsbad Blvd. Veterans or anyone that would like to honor our Armed Forces are welcomed. For details, call (760) 685-0947, e-mail elscarpelli@sbcglobal.net or visit www.carlsbadrotary.org.

Fifth-graders Morgan Gillispie, Solange Pearson and Julia Diamant pose in their costumes.

Kim Pinkerton bewitching witch.



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.

NOV. 13 TIME St. Michael’s by-the-Sea will host its 60th annual bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad. The bazaar includes a rummage sale, baked goods, crafts, collectibles, garden items, used books, and much more. Call (760) 729-8901 to learn more.


Victoria Williams, a second- Timothy Busby, 2, of Rancho grader dressed as a Santa Fe, is a cute little cow“Frankenstein Girl.” boy.

ONGOING ON POINTE Ballet classes for youths, teens and adults will start the first week of November at the Encinitas Community Center, 140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Professional instructor Marti Neal teaches the classes. Call (760) 943-2260 or visit www.encinitasrecreg.com.

them at the base allows for more light to reach the lowerstory foliage and the cycle starts anew. The only problem here is that the base of the plant, especially that of an older specimen, will continue to expand above and below the ground. Planted too close to a fence, this plant can and will push over a block wall. Placed in a small planter space, eventually the concrete will mound as the roots spread under it and crack, ruining thousands of dollars of expensive hardscape. Like Clint Eastwood said,“A man’s got to know his limitations.” And so it is in the plant world. When designing planting spaces surrounded by concrete, large specimen plants are usually a mistake. One trick I like to employ when caught in this quandary for upperstory shade in a limited planting space, is to create a large planter space or mound and then place large rocks or boulders around the outside of the large specimen tree or plant. As the tree grows larger, its roots go under the rocks, around it and move them,not the hardscape. No one notices when a rock moves slightly and this helps create concrete saving space between the large specimen tree and the concrete. Watering with drip is another trick to saving your concrete since copious amounts of water exacerbate the situation as well. Excess water in the soils promotes faster root growth and wet soils that refuse to perk (clay) will expand and contract depending on their moisture content. The giant bird has large purple and white flowers. From these flowers seed is generated and pollinated by a host of insects. The flowers are extremely vascular and will drop a huge amount of sugary sap. This can attract ants like crazy, which bring with them a whole host of problems from black sooty mold to aphids and white fly. By pruning these flowers off the heads and peeling the old boots or leaf bases on the trunks with a box cutter, your bird will look good for years to come.

Audrey Buchner and Jaime O’Brien pose with Bryce Buchner, 2, and Paige Buchner, 6.

YEE-HAW TO GAGA The R. Roger Rowe School hosted its annual Halloween Party on Oct. 29 on the athletic grounds. It offered party-goers various booths and contests. Even some of the staff got into the spirit of Vendors Pam DeAnna, Robin Wright and Stacy Lackey sell dressing up along with the children, whose costumes ran the gamut from ghosts to Lady Gaga. Photos by Patty McCormac candy and other goodies.



feet 5 inches tall with a large build and a tattoo behind the right ear. Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the persons responsible for this crime should call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous e-mail and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.



healthy natural environment that engages the commitment of people and communities, creates a legacy, and improves the quality of life for all living things.” Founded in 2000 as a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation, San Diego Habitat Conservancy was granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS in 2002. For reservations, call Don Scoles at (619) 6687474 or dons@sdhabitat. com by Nov. 10. For more information on San Diego Habitat Conservancy, or to become a member or volunteer, visit www.sdhabitat.org.



the federal agencies and Caltrans to save this bridge, this historic structure,” she said. “And lo and behold, we have saved enough money that there’s actually money there to build another bridge.” Discussions are ongoing to keep the remaining funds budgeted for the project in the county, Crawford said.



began fighting and screaming, according to Detective Jeffrey Schmidt of the Sheriff’s Department. Patrol units responded to the 911 call that was made after the assault, and the suspect was described as a lightskinned Hispanic male between 16 and 19 years of age. A suspect sketch was generated, which helped lead to the juvenile suspect’s arrest, Schmidt said. “Tips came in from the public from the sketch,” he said. One of the tips confirmed authorities’ suspicions, according to Schmidt. Because of the suspect’s age, Schmidt was unable to comment on details such as whether the attack was a sexual attempt, or if the suspect had any prior arrests.



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Hockenson, a spokeswoman with CDCR. The department’s system has a mission to provide public safety, and Operation Boo is in place to help ensure that families don’t come into contact with paroled sex offenders during trick-ortreating, according to CDCR. Hockenson said the Halloween curfew is a condition of parole from the time that sex offenders are


Churchill Downs Friday and Saturday Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, at Surfside Race Place at the fairgrounds.It will feature the final appearance of Zenyatta, the undisputed crown lady of racing ... Del Mar School District is looking at a location on El Camino Real for its future administration operations when it vacates its Shores site on Ninth Street ... Solbeach Chamber will have its annual


pros and cons can be answered only by the person behind the needle. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Osteoporosis.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167,Wickliffe, OH 440920167. Be sure to mention the title. Dear Dr. Gott: I am on your no-flour, no-sugar diet and using your cookbook. One recipe calls for dates. The dates I purchased have dextrose in them. Is this ingredient a sugar that is taboo on your diet? Dear Reader: Dextrose, sucrose and glucose are all simple sugars. The primary difference between all three is in the way the body metabolizes them. Some manufacturers and packers for foodindustry products prefer to use the word dextrose instead of sugar because the public is becoming more savvy and might not purchase a product if weight is an issue for them. Dates that are dried are usually packed in sugar as a flavor enhancer. Organic or natural-food stores may have alternatives without sugar added, but as it stands, the dates you purchased aren’t allowed. Check the packaging label to verify the packaging content.



use Suave green apple shampoo. Apply and rinse as usual. Castile soap: Add a few drops of neem oil and tea tree oil to coconut oil or peppermint castile soap (can be found at www.drbronner. com). Leave on hair for an hour. Rinse. Use a lice or nit comb on wet hair. Rewash

released from prison. The curfew is from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., when it is expected for parolees to stay indoors, and other rules include a lights-off policy so it looks as if nobody is home, according to CDCR. Parolees are also not allowed to give out candy, and Halloween decorations are banned from sex offenders’ houses. The sex offenders on parole can only open the door to respond to law enforcement during the cur-

few, such as to parole officers who are working the operation. North County’s parole division of CDCR is based out of Escondido, and details of any local arrests made on sex offenders who violated the Halloween rules are expected to be released soon, according to the CDCR. The CDCR oversees about 10,000 sex offenders who are on parole, which only make up about 11 percent of the state’s sex offenders.

“The rest are no longer on parole,” Hockenson said. But she said that every sex offender who is on parole is fitted and monitored with a Global Positioning System, or GPS, which detects the person’s location. GPS monitors make it easier to track parolees because everybody is a blip on the computer, Hockenson said. “But for the holiday, the parole agents still go around and make sure there is no light on,” Hockenson said.

Holiday Sundowner at Union Bank on Dec. 1 ... Lynne Friedman of Solbeach has received the San Diego Press Club prestigious award for contribution in public relations as a science writer.

in a while an elected landed in the frying pan. If it was offensive it was not intended. Words and expressions were treated differently and sometimes a reader would call the editor to suggest the writer go back to elementary skool and learn to spell. So now it’s time to put the vintage Royal typewriter on the shelf along with a halfdozen others. It really is responsible for all the misspellings. Oh and if readers don’t know what a typewriter is, it came before the electric typing

machines and while computers were in the design stages. So now we bid our contributors and loyal readers adieu, aloha and thanx. It’s been a great ride due to the great The Coast News staff and publisher Jim Kydd.

MRI results you sent, I can see that you are 67 years old. Is there a possibility that because of your pain, headaches and lack of employment that you have gained a little weight and become sedentary? Are you exercising as much as possible under the circumstances and eating well-balanced meals? Everything we do affects our bodies in positive or negative ways. Sometimes simple lifestyle changes can make an enormous difference and even allow for previously prescribed diabetic medications to be reduced or eliminated. Take a positive view. Work daily on a healthier lifestyle, and try to prove your doctor wrong. Perhaps you haven’t reached your maximum medical improvement. I would like to hope you are 67 years young and can overcome your devastating accident. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Diabetes Mellitus.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a selfaddressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order 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. Good luck.

Dear Reader: If I understand you correctly, you were diagnosed with diabetes 466 days after your accident. In the interim, you obviously saw a number of healthcare providers who failed to

either order lab work or zero in on the diagnosis. Glucose is the primary source of energy in our cells that make up muscles and other tissues. As food is digested, sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. With the aid of insulin, cells are able to absorb the sugar and convert it to energy. When type 2 diabetes occurs, cells become resistant to the insulin and/or the pancreas is unable to produce adequate amounts of insulin. As a result, sugar builds up in the bloodstream. Long-term complications can include nerve damage, pain, and tingling and numbness that commonly begin in the toes and fingers and gradually spread upward through the body over a period of months or years. The kidneys, bones, joints and other areas of the body can be damaged, as well. My guess is that your neck pain and headaches were and are the result of the accident.You had major trauma to your head and may have even suffered a concussion. There is evidence that stress can cause sugar levels to elevate in known diabetics. This still leaves a big question unanswered as to whether stress is a trigger in a person with no prior history. Perhaps some light can be shed on the matter if your physician has lab results in your file done prior to and following the accident. Request a review of the results to determine whether there was a gradual increase in readings that might not have been identified prior. From the copies of the

with the same mixture and rinse. Mayonnaise: Slather mayonnaise onto hair, cover hair with a shower cap and leave on for an hour. Rinse. Comb with a lice or nit comb. Shampoo as usual. Or try a cider vinegar or straight vinegar, lemon juice or Listerine rinse. Mineral oil: Apply mineral oil or olive oil. Apply to hair, cover with a shower cap

and leave it on for an hour. Wash out with Dawn dish liquid as a “shampoo.” Comb with a lice or nit comb. Lastly, lice doesn’t survive after 48 hours without a host. So for household items and bedding, wash them in hot water, and dry (on high heat for at least half an hour) what you can. Vacuum (don’t forget the car and backpacks) and bag items for two weeks or in below

freezing temperature for 24 hours, too. Don’t forget to either boil or buy new brushes and combs.

It’s a wrap In 2000, “Eye on the Coast” was created. Its principal object was to briefly report about folks and events in the North Coast, San Marcos and Vista. Never to intentionally offend anyone.Well, every once

Dear Dr. Gott: On May 18, 2009, I was injured when a heavy metal door was slammed down on my head. Since then, I have suffered from severe neck pain and headaches that have caused serious sleep disruption and constant fatigue. All of these symptoms are unprecedented for me. I have had physical therapy, an epidural steroid injection, numerous prescriptions for pain, muscle relaxers and have done home exercises recommended by my physical therapist. All provided only temporary relief, and my doctor has said I’ve reached my maximum medical improvement. Actually, there has been no improvement. Despite my best efforts, I have had absences from work in excess of my former employer’s guidelines and, after six years, was terminated. This, of course, has resulted in financial problems. After five to six weeks of feeling lethargic, experiencing extreme thirst, blurred vision and weight loss, I visited my doctor on Aug. 27, 2010, and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. No one in my family has ever had diabetes. Could the physical distress and mental anguish from my accident have contributed to this condition?

Hasta la Vista Bill Arballo is an opinionated, retired journalist in the Flower Capital of the Universe. E-mail barballo@coastnewsgroup.com.

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tomato and baby greens. I asked the server if she could suggest a couple of beers to go with our gourmet burgers and she did not have a clue. So I got a Diet Coke. Note to Ale House: if you are going big on your burgers, it might make sense to verse your servers on some complementary brews to pair with them. I was tempted to call the Queen of Beer Laurie Delk for a recommendation but opted for the soda. We could definitely differentiate the duck burger as it had a rich, more poultry like texture and a unique flavor. The $16 Greg Norman fancy burger was another story. While it was delicious, moist, and the toppings all worked wonderfully together, they masked the flavor of the meat that I really wanted to taste. Maybe offer a version with fewer toppings to enable the full flavor of the Kobe beef to come through. Kobe refers to cuts of beef from the black Tajima-ushi breed of Wagyu cattle, raised according to strict tradition in Hyÿgo Prefecture, Japan.The meat is renowned for its flavor, tenderness, and fatty, wellmarbled texture. The increase in popularity of Kobe beef in the United States has led to the creation of “Kobe-style” beef, taken from domesticallyraised Wagyu crossbred with Angus cattle in order to meet the demand. I’m not sure what the story with Greg Normans beef is, but I would assume it is similar to that raised domestically. I came back the next day for lunch to try just a regular cheeseburger and at $9.50 it was as good a burger as I’ve had in Encinitas. Both the fries and the onion rings were spot on as well, each complimenting our burger selections nicely. They also offer several other specialty burgers priced between $9 and $15. Also, I should definitely note that they do offer a Tuesday night 2 for 1 burger night and happy hours throughout the week that offer half off all starters and $2 off all draft beers. The menu is not all about burgers either. They offer a full selection of starters, salads, pizza’s, mussels, fish tacos, and deserts that include a root beer float and a beer float that consists of a Stout or Porter over vanilla ice cream. The Encinitas Ale House is celebrating its oneyear anniversary that just so happens to coincide with San Diego’s annual beer week from Nov. 5 to Nov. 14. They are holding events every night, so check out their website for all the details. The Encinitas Ale House is located at 1044 S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. Go to www.encinitasalehouse.co m for hours, menus and specials. David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at david@artichoke-creative.com.



High School in 1990 and going on to UC Riverside. After college graduation he moved to Sonoma County and studied viticulture at Santa Rosa Community College. In 1998, he began making wine with friends and fellow wine enthusiasts. When he returned to North County in 2001, he continued to truck grapes to North County from Northern California’s premier wine regions. In 2006, Carruth’s backyard wine making transitioned into Carruth Cellars, which initially operated out of Fifty Barrels, a collaborative winery in Oceanside. Today Carruth’s offerings include four winners from the Orange County Fair: 2007 Sonoma Valley “Old Winery Road” Syrah, Gold Medal; 2007 Lake County Malbec, Silver Medal; 2007 North Coast Barbera, Silver Medal; and 2007 Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon Port, Bronze Medal. Under the Carruth Cellars label, his wines have been featured in more than 60 locations, including The Poseidon, Sbicca Bistro, Wine Steals,The 3rd Corner, Vigilucci’s, The Wine Loft and Maestro’s. This week the Carruth label debuted at Claire’s on Cedros. Bottle prices range from $30 to $50. Free membership in the Carruth Cellars Wine Club includes a 20 percent discount, invitations to special events and private winery tours, and



actual silent film projector. “Joe Rinaudo recreates a 1915 Saturday matinee with his vintage handcranked projector,” Montague said. “No one who has ever seen 35mm film run through an authentic old-time projector will forget the quality and visual appeal of this rare experience.” The film lineup includes “Easy Street” (1917) starring Charlie Chaplin, “Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life” (1913) also featuring Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett and “The Grocery Clerk” (1919) starring Larry Semon. “One Week” (1920) with Keaton and Sybil Seely will wrap up the festival. As an added treat, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday the Encinitas Library will host Robert Israel in the Community Room for a free presentation about creating



a school board and former school boards that never gave up.” School board President Scot Cheatham told the crowd that his family alone has marked 36 years in the Rancho Santa Fe School District because he has four children who all attended the school until high school.

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS tastings by appointment. Another perk is an opportunity to thief, or sample wine, directly from the barrel. In addition, every season 250 people are invited to bring a reusable bottle and participate in draining the barrel. “One hundred and twenty five members have joined the club since opening on Sept. 8,” he said with a sense of pride. Carruth also boasts special edition wines such as “Muse,” a blend of Italian varieties and cabernet sauvignon from the Alexander Valley he created for his operations manager and girlfriend, Anne Millikin. “It’s ‘soft, young and vibrant,’’ he said smiling. Carruth and Millikin have big plans for the winery that includes movie nights, barrel tasting parties and fundraising events. In hindsight, he admits all the work, including transporting fresh grapes from Northern California to Solana Beach, has been worth it. “We bring the best of two worlds together in an organic way,” he said. “There is nothing mechanized about this. It’s something wild and audacious we’re sharing with our community.” Carruth Cellars is located at 320 South Cedros Ave., Suite 400 in Solana Beach behind Coles Fine Flooring. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit carruthcellars.com or call (858) 847-9463 (WINE). Carruth Cellars friends can also be found on Facebook.

and arranging music for silent film. Israel will host a short documentary chronicling his experience scoring music for the popular Russian short, “Miss Mend.” During his career Israel has scored silent films for Warner Brothers, Sony, Walt Disney, A&E Channel, American Masters and PBS. Recently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named him musical director of special events. “Last year experiencing a silent film with Robert Israel playing the piano, in a theater built in the silent era, made me understand why this medium was still relevant today,” said Jim Gilliam, arts administrator for the city of Encinitas. “I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the November festival.” For show information, including a synopsis of each film, or to purchase tickets, visit www.etcinfo.net. Tickets are $10. He said four years ago, when the current school board took over, the community was “seriously divided,” on the issue of the construction of a new school. “Two bonds had failed and I had serious doubts if we would ever build a school in Rancho Santa Fe,” Cheatham said. Still, they moved the subject forward by having conversations with the com-

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people attending the fundraiser. She also concluded that the deputy had done nothing wrong. The plaintiffs sought monetary damages and policy changes at the Sheriff’s Department. “This incident and this settlement are a reminder that sheriff’s deputies are not above the law,” said Barman, in a prepared statement at a press conference Oct. 25. “In this country there are well-defined civil rights that are designed to protect all of us, particularly the sanctity of our homes. It is up to each of us to stand up for these rights,” she said. Policy changes are already

in place, as a 13-page training bulletin on how to handle “loud parties” was distributed in January. Procedures for dealing with disturbances have also been revised. Since the incident, the Sheriff’s Department has revised its policy manual for deputies so that asking ages is no longer required, officials said. Sheriff Bill Gore, in a written statement, said he was glad to see the issue settled but added that,“I want to emphasize that I am very proud of the work the men and women of this department do every day under difficult circumstances.”

Ford, Richard Nixon and both George Bushes. In his home office and garage are file cabinets full of clippings from local cities, the county and the state that Arballo said he collected out of necessity over the years. “I had to keep them,” he said. “Back then there was no Yahoo and I couldn’t call the papers for information because they usually called me.” After selling The Del Mar News Press, Arballo returned to public relations until coming to The Coast News. In 1998, he walked into that office to drop off an obituary he had written about Paul Mannen, one-time manager of the Del Mar Fair, as it was known at the time. Arballo said Publisher Jim Kydd asked him who wrote the piece. “I told him I did,” Arballo said. “I asked if there was something wrong with it. “He said, ‘No, we don’t usually get stuff with proper grammar and spelling.’ He asked if I wanted to write for him,” Arballo said. In early 2000 Arballo was hired to cover city council meetings for Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas. Not long after, he began writing “Eye on the Coast” as an occasional column. It eventually evolved into a monthly fea-

ture and was running weekly by the end of the year. Since then Arballo has kept The Coast News readers informed with his Page 5 column, providing a snapshot of mostly local news in short paragraphs and one-liners. Although hired for his impeccable writing skills, Arballo was occasionally criticized for his purposefully misspelled words, such as sez, becuz and hizzoner, and incorrect grammar. Arballo said he adopted the style from New York columnist Walter Winchell, inventor of the gossip column, “who used to mangle everything,” he said. “That’s where I picked it up,” Arballo said. “Some people asked why I didn’t go to school and learn grammar and how to spell.” He collected information from other newspapers, the Internet and a daily trip to the Del Mar post office. “People talk to me and don’t realize they’re giving me information for my column,” he said. To say he will be missed is an understatement. “Even after being a journalist for 25 years, I learned by just listening to and reading Bill,” longtime The Coast News columnist Jean Gillette said. “He is a master storyteller and a born reporter with an uncanny news sense, and yet he has always remained a perfect gentle-

man. “Knowing him and working with him has been a privilege and a joy and I will never tire of his tales of life as a UPI reporter and of growing up in North County,” she said. “Bill is just a fantastic human being,” Publisher Jim Kydd said. “Words like, ‘They don’t make them like they used to,’ come to mind when thinking of Bill.” “I remember when he had a complicated heart surgery many years ago. He never missed having something in the paper,” Kydd said. “He respected deadlines — a definite plus in our business.” “Bill Arballo is the quintessential newsman,” Editor Laurie Sutton said. “Not only can he be counted on to know the who, what, where, when and why of just about anything going down in North County, but he is always quick to offer a bit of advice or a kind word to his younger colleagues. His presence in the paper and in our office will be missed.” Each week, Arballo ended his column with a phrase made famous by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who coincidentally will also soon be retiring not by choice. But it’s hard to believe we’ve seen the last of either of them. So as both icons, each a giant in his own way, have been known to say, hasta la vista.

munity through town meetings and other venues. “We argued. We debated. Actually, we argued a lot,” he said. Finally the bond for most of the money to build the school passed by 71 percent. “We are celebrating today an amazing feat,” Cheatham said. Then it came time to honor Delaney with a shovel

of her own and a huge bouquet of flowers. “Lindy is like the mom who does everything and never gets credit,” Cheatham said. The ceremonial ribbon was cut, bringing cheers and applause from the crowd. The evening was capped by an open house and a performance by country singer Billy Dean in a benefit for the completion of the

Performing Arts Center. Sponsored by the Community Concert group, the proceeds will be used to fund what the center still needs which are lights, sound, a curtain and seats. “Every school needs a platform and every community needs a stage. I am honored to support that platform. You’ve got to have this,” Dean said, motioning to the stage.


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Fargo Bank inside the Vons grocery store at 262 N. El Camino Real, according to Lawrence. The suspect used a demand note to verbally demand money from a bank teller, and no weapon was seen. The robber is described as a white male in his early 20s, with a thin build and between 5 foot 7 and 5 foot 10. He was wearing blue jeans, a baggy black Raiders sweatshirt, a black hat, sunglasses and carried a blue plastic bag. He then exited through the front of the grocery store, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The FBI responded to both bank robberies, and both the FBI and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in the photo. Anyone with any suspect information is asked to call the FBI at (858) 499-7917 or the Sheriff’s Encinitas Station at (760) 966-3500.


Beach,” said Bill Fleck, league president. “For over 50 years Solana Beach Little League has been a mainstay in the community, offering a fun and healthy activity for boys and girls. We take great pride in the experience our league provides to players and their families, and we welcome newcomers and league veterans alike.” The league is also announcing the formation of Solana Beach Little League Juniors Division, the first such offering from the league in its 54-year history. Juniors is open to players age 13 and 14. To apply for a scholarship, contact the league registrar via e-mail at registrar@solanabeachlittle league.com. For more information on registration, divisions or the spring season, contact Solana Beach Little League via e-mail at info@solanabeachlittle league.com.

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Ranch resident takes ‘voyage of gratitude’ ‘Most By Lillian Cox

RANCHO SANTA FE — Walter Green believes everyone has a teacher, neighbor or favorite uncle who had a positive impact on their life. Chances are there are at least six people in yours. Today he’s on a mission to encourage you to take the time to tell these “life changers” about their affect on you — not only for their sake, but for yours. Green spent the last year traveling on what he calls a “voyage of gratitude” to meet with 44 friends he has identified as making a constructive difference in his own life. His trek is chronicled in the new book, “This Is the Moment!: How One Man’s Yearlong Journey Captured the Power of Extraordinary Gratitude” published by Hay House. Green rose from humble beginnings to enjoy success as a businessman, husband and father. In 1998, at the age of 57, he was able to retire in Rancho Santa Fe with his wife, Lola, and devote his life to philanthropy and volunteerism as a business coach and mentor. His pet project is the Elementary Institute of Science, an afterschool enrichment program in San

Diego. He bristles when he’s referred to as a self-made man. “I have become what I am because of the people in my life,” he explains. Green said his voyage of gratitude was fueled by two life-changing forces. “My mother had cancer when I 9 nine and my father had a heart attack when I was 10,” he said. “So the health of a parent taught me that life is short and unpredictable.” The second was becoming aware of what people do when they realize their life is coming to an end. He cites books including Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays with Morrie,” Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture” and Eugene O’Kelly’s “Chasing Daylight.” “They want to be authentic and reconnect with relations,” he said. “If it’s so important, why not do it now?” Green’s process begins by writing down the name of each person who’s been a positive influence on his life. He follows that with bulleted points that answer the question, “What difference did this person make?” “This is a body of work,”

he said, adding that it ranges from two to eight pages for each person. “My wife got eight pages.” Green then contacts the person to schedule a time, and follows up with an email listing the bases he’s going to discuss. He usually meets people in their home or a hotel, office or club. He always asks for permission to tape the conversation. After returning home, he prepares two mementos. First is the audio-taped conversation. The second is a plaque with a photo of Green and his life-changer on the left and on a right a handwritten letter distilling their conversation. It ends, “Thanks for sharing my victory lap with me.” “By doing this, it relieves personal regrets,” he said. “This gives you a sense of completion. You have the thrill of giving a gift. People love to be acknowledged.” Green adds that even if the recipient doesn’t listen to the tape, his family will appreciate it after he’s gone. Green’s own life-changers are men and women between the ages of 28 to 87. They include his older brother, a friend from youth who THIS IS THE MOMENT! Rancho Santa Fe resident Walter Green, TURN TO GRATITUDE ON B15

author of “This Is the Moment!: How One Man’s Yearlong Journey Captured the Power of Extraordinary Gratitude.” Photo by Lillian Cox

wanted’ fugitive arrested By Shelli DeRobertis

SAN MARCOS — A man who was a face on San Diego’s 10 Most Wanted list for more than five years was arrested on Sept. 24 for conspiracy and the attempted murder of a San Marcos resident, and booked into the George Bailey Detention Facility, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Jose Antonio Lopez Tejada, 29, faces two charges of felony conspiracy to commit a crime, an attempted murder in the first degree charge and a kidnapping for ransom charge and is currently on an immigration hold and not eligible for bail, according to authorities. His court date is set for Nov. 8 in the North County Vista Court. Det. Benny Cruz, of the San Marcos Sheriff’s TURN TO FUGITIVE ON B15

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PLAY FOR PINK Bedecked in pink, a host of The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe members turned out Oct. 14 for “Play for Pink” Day. The event was held in support of breast cancer research and raised more than $49,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. More than 75 women participated in golf and a luncheon. The guest speaker was physician Marc Hedrick of Cytori Therapeutics, who stressed the need for the move to magnetic resonance imaging for breast cancer prevention and also discussed his work in regenerative medicine. Among those playing to support breast cancer research were, from left, Dorothy Schoelen, Chris Dicerchico, Sue Drawdy and Kathy Flather. Courtesy photo

Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via e-mail to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. Prince Domar’s tale RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe resident Melissa Botello will debut her children’s book, “Adventures of Prince Domar — Discovering His Powers” at Civil Disobedience in 4S Ranch, 10550 Craftsman Way, Suite 184, San Diego. Botello plans to raise money for schools through author visits and book fairs, donating the net proceeds of the book sales back to schools that participate. Contact her at www.melissa botello.com or e-mail princedomar@ yahoo.com. The book tells the story of Domar, a 7-year-old boy, who wants to pass a math test. On the path of preparing for his test, Domar learns he has special powers.

Story of sharing ENCINITAS — Local author Anne C. Bromley published a children’s story of sharing and caring titled “The Lunch Thief,” illustrated by Robert Casilla, in July. Faced with a challenging situation when his lunch was stolen, Rafael follows his mother’s advice to “use your mouth before your fists” then learns that the thief is homeless and lunchless. For more information, call (800) 582-1899 or visit www.tilburyhouse.com.

Clear solutions COAST CITIES — If your car is having glass problems, help is nearby. Torey Norell of Norell Auto Glass is celebrating his 11th year of making cars like new in North County. His mobile service comes to you with original manufacture glass and materials and competitive rates. Call him at (760) 8222535.

Bowdoin scholar RANCHO SANTA FE — Bowdoin College in Maine honored Sarah Levin, class of 2013, of Rancho Santa Fe, for excellence in scholarship for having a 4.0 GPA and being in the top 20 percent of her class for the previous academic year.

Tufts-bound DEL MAR — Erica Feldman of Del Mar has been admitted to the prestigious Tufts University, in Medford/Somerville, Mass.

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Del Mar seeks support for fairgrounds purchase By Bianca Kaplanek

COAST CITIES — Because it’s directly adjacent to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Solana Beach has always been impacted by events held at the site, but the city has never had much say in addressing those issues. So when Del Mar asked its northern neighbor for a letter to support its proposed purchase of the facility, Solana Beach officials were in no hurry to do so without some guarantees they would be more involved in solving ongoing problems with noise, traffic, parking and public safety reimbursement. During their Oct. 27 meeting to consider drafting a letter of support, Solana Beach City Council members said they favored local control of the 340-acre site. Del Mar Councilwoman Crystal Crawford said that’s all her city is asking for at this point. “Do they want to support continued status quo or are they interested in supporting local control — ownership by Del Mar which then creates a form of governance that allows for input from the surrounding cities in the region?” she asked at an Oct. 25 Del Mar meeting held specifically to discuss the issue. Crawford said that’s “the fundamental question” she asked other cities such as San Diego, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas and Lemon Grove that have sent letters supporting the $120 million purchase.

“Our primary purpose is to ensure that this property remains in local control and isn’t sold to a private developer like what we’re seeing with the Orange County Fair,” Crawford said. (Oceanside City Councilman Jerry Kern said his mayor may have sent a support letter but the council hadn’t discussed it publicly yet. At press time, that was the case for most cities.) Crawford said it is too early in the process to make specific promises about mitigating impacts, which she and her colleagues agree are the same for both cities. “It’s a little bit difficult ... to give a list of specific responses to some of these concerns when we still have many hurdles to clear,” she said. “The issues that are raised are the very ones that concern our residents.” In a letter to Solana Beach, Del Mar agreed to jointly review traffic management plans to improve traffic flow, including the possible addition of a direct access ramp from the freeway. “We’re certainly up for ways to solve parking issues,” Del Mar Councilman Carl Hilliard said. To deal with sound issues, Del Mar will focus on horse racing and the fair rather than noise-intensive activities such as motorcycle racing, the letter stated. The city also agreed to find ways to compensate Solana Beach for the public

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Councilman Don Mosier said. Crawford noted that if the sale goes through, any issues will be addressed by the new governing board and not City Council. Original plans were for the site to be governed by a nine-member board appointed by Del Mar that included the director of the San Dieguito River Valley Joint Powers Authority, five members from Del Mar, one from Solana Beach and one each from the city and county of

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ORIGINAL GOLF CLUBHOUSE Charming and cozy, a quaint facility built in 1929, the golf shop and caddy house served as the clubhouse for the Rancho Santa Fe Country Club until it was torn down in 1984. From the grill, diners enjoyed watching fellow golfers practicing their putts on the green in front.

IN THE CLUB RANCHO SANTA FE — Golf course architect Max Behr was hired to design and implement construction of the golf course at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club and the course opened June 5, 1929. The Association took over operation of the golf course in 1934 and operated it for 25 years as a public facility. Today the club is open only to Association members who own covenant property.

AERIAL VIEW This 1949 aerial view shows the original clubhouse buildings. Note the elevation of the 18th green. This was known as “Cardiac Hill.” One would finish his or her round and walk into the clubhouse. The green was moved in 1954 to its present location. Today the Autographed copies of the book are available at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, 6036 La driving range rests where Max Behr designed the original 18th green.

Flecha. Call (858) 756-9291 or e-mail rsfhistorical@sbcglobal.net for more information. Photos courtesy of Arcadia Publishing, taken from “Rancho Santa Fe,” $21.99. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or at www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Community Center gathers Library alive with donations for scholarships activities this month RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is accepting donations for its program that allows it to welcome all children. The club provides financial assistance to less advantaged boys and girls in the community and a donation of any size will fulfill the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s goal to never turn away a child. The goal of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Scholarship Fund is to help

youngsters and families who are in need and to provide after school care, special events, programs, and transportation. In order to accomplish this goal, assistance is provided to qualified applicants for a limited period of time. — A $35 donation will provide one hour of supervised care — $100 will pay for a child to attend programs one day a week — $300 will pay for a child

to attend for five days — $600 will pay for a child to attend for 10 days — $900 will pay for a child to attend for 15 days — $1,200 will pay for a child’s attendance for one month For more information about the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Scholarship Fund, call Dimi Manning at (858) 756-2461, ext. 305 or e-mail dmanning @rsfcc.org.

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RANCHO SANTA FE — There are changes afoot at the Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library. Tuesday Preschool Storytime is now at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30. Thursday Craft Afternoons will be at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 but closed Nov. 11 and Nov. 25. There will be a teen craft with recycled trading cards at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15. The theme is “Your Favorite Young Adult Book.” Teens who read five books by Nov. 20 will get a free burger or cheeseburger at In-N-Out Burger. The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild will host a MiraCosta guest speaker on

“Cervantes & Don Quixote” at 11 a.m. Nov. 6. The Rancho Santa Fe Book Club will meet to discuss “The 19th Wife” by David Ebershoff from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Holiday Card Craft will be held with Pat Benefiel and Kelly Hayes at 11 a.m. Nov. 20. Slipping into December, there will be the annual Christmas Tea and Tree Raffle at 2 p.m. Dec. 10. Mark your calendars and start planning your tree or wreath design. There are new titles at the library in November, including “At Home” by Bill Bryson, “Gentleman Captain” by J.D. Davies, “In the Company of Others” by Jan Karon and “Rose In a Storm” by Jon Katz.

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RANCHO SANTA FE — Spirit Bowl 2010 will feature six teams from San Diego private schools gathering to battle each other in flag football to raise money for Camp Julian Oaks. The event will start with a Pep Rally at 9 a.m. Nov. 5 featuring NFL Star Marlon McCree, with football games following until 3 p.m. The games will be held at the

Horizon Christian Fellowship back football field and Nativity Field at 6365 El Apajo Road due to construction on the Horizon Prep campus. Schools participating include Horizon Prep, Santa Fe Christian, Calvary Christian Academy, The Grauer School, The Nativity School and Foothills Christian School.

RANCHO SANTA FE — The San Diego Oceans Foundation has awarded the 2010 Roger Revelle Award to Rancho Santa Fe resident Ed Parnell in recognition for his contributions to scientific research with concern for the quality and sustainability of our ocean resources. Parnell will be honored at the Oceans Benefit Gala on Nov.13 at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward San Diego Oceans Foundation’s marine education and pollution prevention programs,such as Ocean in Motion marine education for underserved youth, White Seabass Restoration and Storm Drain Stenciling. Visit www.oceansbenefit.org to purchase tickets for this night of sustainable seafood, a variety of local wines, musical entertainment and a silent auction. The San Diego Oceans Foundation’s most prestigious honor, the Roger Revelle Award,is awarded annually to a San Diegan in science, academia, industry, military, recreation or philanthropy who demonstrates personal initiative in encouraging stewardship of the world’s precious ocean resources. The award is named for the late Dr. Revelle, the fifth director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the driving force in creating UCSD, and the first director of the Center for Population Studies at Harvard. Parnell first received a Master of Science degree from the University of Hawaii in Biological Oceanography in 1992 studying the biogeography of Hawaiian corals and the effects of sewage outfalls on the ecology of nearshore Hawaiian. Parnell received his Ph.D. in biological oceanography in 2000. Parnell realized that we are having an increasingly negative impact on coastal ecosystems through overfishing, pollution, and the wholesale re-engineering of shorelines including the destruction of important nursery habitats such as estuaries and seagrass beds.This led him to participate in studies of human disturbances on marine ecosystems focusing on the need for and design of marine protected areas and methods to evaluate the effects of pollution on marine ecosystems. He is a project scientist at Scripps working on these types of problems as well as the ecology and biogeography of southern California ecosystems. San Diego Oceans Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1984 and has built a legacy of grassroots volunteer programs that increase the understanding of marine animals, protect ecosystems, and provide solutions to environmental challenges. Through their programs, they encourage community members of all ages and backgrounds to engage in meaningful, hands-on volunteer work and help spread their message of ocean stewardship. For more information on San Diego Oceans Foundation, visit www.sdoceans.org.



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Presents wrapped in hope and love SOLANA BEACH — Shoppers from across San Diego have a chance to make an impact this holiday season by giving gifts that can change the lives of people worldwide. The Alternative Christmas Market will mark its 25th year at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church on Nov. 21, featuring school books for Ethiopia, medication for moms-to-be in Burma and even an acre of rain forest in Peru. Last year, more than 800 shoppers spent an estimated $130,000 at the market, which extends beyond Nov. 21 for several more Sundays and can be found online at www.alternativechristmasmarket.org. Buyers receive certificates with descriptions of their purchases that are suitable for gift-wrapping or slipping into a Christmas card. “The Alternative Christmas Market is a highlight of the Christmas season,” SBPC outreach Pastor Tom Theriault said. “These gifts don’t come packaged in plastic that will clog our landfills — they come wrapped in hope and love.” Shoppers can buy meals for local Marine Corps families and toys and clothing for San Diego-area foster kids. As the largest market of its kind in the United States, the SBPC Alternative Christmas Market draws an increasing number of buyers who last year provided food for 4,500 low-income neighbors in San Diego, planted 27,000 trees to reforest Haiti, and funded scholarships for Hispanic students to attend

FASHION FORWARD National Charity League Del Sol Chapter Class of 2013 members, including, from left, Taylor Maloney, Molly Millar, Jessica Zepeda, Sydney Swanson and Genna McGrath traded in their jeans and sneakers for couture dresses and stilettos. The girls walked the runway recently after completing NCL’s modelette program, which includes learning about poise, grace, and fashion, produced by James Campbell Productions of Los Angeles. Courtesy photo

Water district makes some changes for the better COAST CITIES — As part of its ongoing effort to control its costs, as well as to fulfill its commitment to sustainable operations, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s board of directors authorized a direct access power purchase agreement with 3 Phases Renewables. 3 Phases Renewables is a Southern California energy service provider supplying 100 percent renewable energy via solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and low-impact hydroelectric sources. Since energy service providers such as 3 Phases Renewables, as opposed to regulated electrical utilities, can provide only a small portion of

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Kids gather items for groups that need them RANCHO SANTA FE — The community serviceminded youngsters of the Rancho Santa Fe Kids Korps are collecting the following items at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. — Books for a Book Drive for Camp Pendleton Families — Children’s elasticwaist band pajamas for Clothes Closet of Rady’s Children’s Hospital Trauma Unit — Backpacks for Bridge of Hope (a mentoring program for single mothers and their children, to prevent and remedy homelessness) For more information, contact Rancho Santa Fe Kids Korps advisors Dana Knees at Knees1@cox.net.

THANK YOU EVENT Sharon Stein with The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Managing Director Kerman Beriker and Jan Reital. Courtesy photo

Inn hosts tribute to Casa de Amparo’s patrons RANCHO SANTA FE — On Oct. 17, Kerman Beriker, managing director of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, hosted a party for patrons of Casa de Amparo’s Crystal Ball Gala. The patron party is an invitation-only event honoring those who have donated $1,000 or more. This is the sixth year the event has been sponsored by The Inn. Live music was provided by pianist Ted King. Beriker, who has lived and worked around the world, speaks of San Diego as “the most charitable community I’ve ever experienced.” Casa de Amparo provides

programs and services to San Diego’s abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families with focus on the special needs of each individual child.The Crystal Ball Gala, held Oct. 30 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, is a major fundraising event drawing more than 300 philanthropists from San Diego’s North County. Executive Chef John Beriker created a menu of hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Honored patrons included Bio Clean Environmental, TURN TO PATRONS ON B15

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Cindy Klong looks inside a box filled with art for the Rancho Santa Fe Gallery’s upcoming Children’s Art Show. Photos by Patty McCormac

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The group looks at some of the offerings for the upcoming Children’s Art Show. Back row from let are Carol Curtis, Pat Beck and Teresa White. Front row from left are Cindy Klong and Merileigh Schulte.

Art Guild helps to foster Ranch’s fine local arts By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild is looking for its 100th member. To join this vibrant group a prospective member does not have to be an artist at all. “You just have to love art,”said guild President Carol Curtis. The mission of the guild is “to embrace the visual arts, provide exhibit space, enhance community awareness and foster artistic skills.” The exhibits are changed every two months at the gallery tucked in behind Union Bank of California, which provides the space for a very nominal fee. The work is gorgeous and rivals any exhibit of fine art in much larger exhibit spaces, probably because its members are serious, fine artists who constantly work at their skills. Artist Cindy Klong has recently returned from two

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Diane Allen and Teresa White work at the gallery.

weeks in France where she took oil painting classes. “It was a fantasy dream come true,” Klong said. She said she learned a lot, including how to travel internationally with paints and flammable liquids, which can be tricky. Still, she was able to get home with several pieces, including a stunning sunflower painting.

The group calls Pat Beck, “Our most famous member.” Beck is renowned for her paintings of cats, which have appeared on the cover of “All Cats,” magazine and on the inside and outside of several books. She regularly brings home awards for her work. Marileigh Schulte, a nationally award-winning artist in her own right, was

recently invited to be a jury member in a national show, the kind that it is an honor just to be chosen as a juror. “It’s bigger than big,” Curtis said. “It’s huge.” The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild was founded 13 years ago with a mission to encourage the visual arts in Rancho Santa Fe. It is comprised of artists in all fine art mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and art jewelry. Here artists can exhibit and sell their work and work at

Artist Cindy Klong shows the sunflowers she painted on a recent trip to France.

perfecting their craft. “We are all here to get better,” Curtis said. “An artist never gets there,” Klong added. The group is currently preparing for its annual Children’s Art Show. As items were brought in by Raye Anne Marks, who is heading the show, the group “oohed” and

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Island in our own backyard has two very different sides The Catalina Express speedboat from San Pedro to Two Harbors, Catalina Island, drew up to the dock. I gazed around at the surroundings on this first-time visit for the next few days and couldn’t help think I was in a virtually undiscovered paradise, just 12 miles from Avalon, the bustling, tourist-driven Catalina hot spot, which is like many of the beach communities of Southern California. I was there with Sonomabased Winery Pedroncelli and their Southern California manager Mark Abraham to present a signature magnum to Banning House Lodge Bed and Breakfast in celebration of their 100th anniversary. Kate Panzer is the innkeeper and couldn’t be happier. “It’s an ideal, timeless place to work and live, with guests who become friends and return year after year,” she said with a big


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Vacuum test finds top picks By Consumer Reports

Got pets? Consumer Reports’ new, more-challenging pet-hair vacuum tests recently revealed some of the best uprights and canisters that suck up fur without clawing too deeply into the budget. CR tested more than 80 upright and canister vacuums, highlighting top picks that breeze through pet-hair pickup and other key cleaning chores for all homes. Pet-hair pickup is especially challenging. CR’s testers used a special rake with a series of rolling washers to push tufts of long, Maine Coon cat fur deeper into carpet so this test matched the cleanup pet owners face. Kenmore’s Intuition 31100, a CR Best Buy at $250, is among the uprights that aced the new test without disappointing on regular carpet cleaning, which is still a vacuum’s toughest challenge. Prefer pulling a hose and wand to pushing and pulling an upright? Kenmore’s Progressive 27514 canister, $300, a CR Best Buy, was also impressive in the pet-hair and carpet tests. Panasonic’s MC-CG902, $210, also a CR Best Buy, cleaned carpets comparably for less. And like all of the other vacuums on the Recommended list, it did

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Third-grade moms Belinda Fourth-grade parents Allison Borts, Alysa Siffert, Candace Stuart, Katy White and Wendy Gaines. Foley and Lisa Pidgeon.

MEET AND GREET The Solana Santa Fe School Parent-Teacher Organization launched a new tradition with “Cocktails With Class” parties for each grade level in September and October. The casual parties allowed parents to meet and get acquainted.The gatherings were held in the evening at different residences throughout the Solana Santa Fe neighborhood. Sarah and John Cox hosted the kindergarten party. Wendy and Ted Gaines hosted the first-grade party and Kara and Jeff Chine hosted the second-grade gathering. Kelly Emberg and Mike Padilla hosted the third-grade party with Candace and Jim Stuart hosting the fourth-grade party and Stephanie and Alberto May opening their home for the fifth-grade party.Maria and Sean Barry hosted the sixth-grade party.

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Gatherings for afternoon tea. From 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 25, the hotel will offer a seven-course Thanksgiving Nov. 25 and from noon to 8 p.m. a three-course Amaya Thanksgiving Tasting Menu. Cost is $65 per adult; Holiday fare $90 with wine; $25 per child RANCHO SANTA FE — (ages 6 to 12), exclusive of Thanksgiving at The Grand tax and gratuity. For reservaDel Mar will offer a Grand tions, call (858) 314-2727. Buffet class, a holiday mixology seminar and Grand

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Carmel Valley

HP PRINTER 5440; $25 (760) 721825 SONY WEGA TRINITRON Flat screen 13” tv with remote. Model kv13fs100. $50.00 (760) 521-6793 WEBTV PLUS Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus; HP Scanner; $149. (760)599-7219


Furniture ANTIQUE SECRETARY Good condition, 59” high, 27” wide, $99. (760) 721-9285 GENUINE LEATHER SOFA Ivory with queen size mattress, 89” L X 36” W X 32” high, $150 cash. (760) 7533610 LARGE OFFICE CHAIR metal, leather, brown, $15. (760) 599-9141 LARGE OFFICE CHAIR with arms, metal/brown leather, $17. (760) 5999141

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HELP WANTED................ ....400 JOBS WANTED................ ....450 BUSINESS OPPS.................475 ROOMMATES.......................500 RENTALS..............................600 REAL ESTATE.................... ..700 LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICE.... 800 AUTOMOTIVE..................... 900

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PARSONS CHAIRS Recently purchased Parson chairs for $258 - sell both for $105, immaculate. (760) 6341567 ROLL TOP DESK Cherry wood, perfect condition, asking $40. (760) 9427430. SOLID OAK ANTIQUE DINING TABLE $150. (951) 741-1293 VINTAGE COUCH 7 ft. X 3 ft., green, blues, rose, mauve, ivory lilliies/roses/leaves, excellent condition, $85. (760) 599-9141

Miscellaneous PULSE JET ENGINE 100 lb. thrust. SS tig-welded; 64” long, 6” OD tailpipe. 760.599.7219 2 JEWELY WOOD BOXES 4 drawers, etched glass door, 9” W X11” tall, $14 each. (760) 599-9141 2 SAN DIEGO PHOTOGRAPHS double mat/gold metal frame/glass; Coronado Bridge/beach, 29” W X 21” tall, & Coronado Harbor/downtown, 29” W X 21” tall, beautiful, $27 each. (760) 599-9141.

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2 SETS OF BACK ISSUE MAGAZINES 25 Ariz Hywys; 25 So. West art: Take all: $10. (760) 845-3024

FLANNEL SHEETS Packaged, two king flat. Each $12. (760) 643-1945.

OIL PAINTINGS Independent International art dealer forced court retirement ordered. 70% to 90% off wholesale cost. Large paintings, incredible selection, unbelievable life-tIme collection. MUST SEE, MUST SELL, SACRIFICE. Fantastic value, $150 or less. for more info, call 760-696-3600

22”X20” JADE CARVING Large Soochow jade carving, 22” x 20”. (760)599-7219. (760) 599-7219 37” SONY COLOR TV Excellent condition, with glass door cabinet stand, $150. (760) 729-1126 4 CLOWNS colorful outfits, 7” tall, porcelain face, hands & feet, $7 each 760-599-9141. 7 CHINCHILLAS to wear as a scarf, beautiful brown color, med. size, all for $150. (760) 757-2757. A PARTY DANCE REVOLUTION 3 Wii dance mat with instructions, $75. (760) 270-8288. AUTO COOL FAN, NIB As seen on tv solar powered ventilation system, $15 (760) 599-7219 BLACK PLASTIC POTS Small, medium & large, like new, $10. (760) 9446460 BURMESE JADE PENDANT Heavily carved on both sides; multi-colored; 2-1/2”L x 1-1/2”W $40 (760)599-7219 CAMERAS, LENSES & miscellaneous from $1 - $25. (760) 757-5445. CANON CAMCORDER $195 NEW ES65 8mm video camcorder NEW (760)599-7219 CLIP ON TUNER “CRAFTER” like new, cost $30, sell for $18. (760) 9425692. COLLECTOR ITEM Stereo radio with 8-track player & two speakers, excellent condition, $99. (760) 7296044 CYMBALS A Zildjian crash 18” $100. A Zildjian china 22” $150. A Zildjian ride 20” $100. Sabian 16”AA crash $75. Sonor hihat stand and Scimitar cymbals $75. Tom tom 9X13 $20 (760) 419-7873. DESIGNER SUNGLASS CASES Various collection & sizes, all new, $5 - 10 each. (760) 944-6460 DIGITAL RADIO CONTROL “Futabo” 75 mhz magnum sport, $18. (760) 599-9141 DUVET COVER King size, custom made, pale rose with extra bolted material, $100, mint condition, like new. (760) 944-6460 ELECTRIC GUITAR GIG BAG Brand new gig bag for electric guitar, never used. padded and has small bag in front to put your extras in. only $15.00 Kent (760) 436-2182

GARDENING POTS & PLANTS Terra cotta, ceramic and landscaper black pots; 1,5 & 7 gallons; saucers, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10”; cacti small, medium & large, $3-$25. (760) 944-6460 GLASS SHELVES Over cabinet in wood unit, 30” X 72”, both $100. (760) 643-1945 HEEL SUPPORTS Boxed & new, 3/4” in length, size for men (6-7), size for women (7-8), $10. (760) 944-6460 HOOVER STEAM VAC Carpet Cleaner, never used, still in box. Sears price $235, my price, $125. (760) 729-6044 HOT box of fifty hot wheels in original packaging. random models. $40 (760) 726-8491 HUNGARIAN PROCELAIN FLOWER plate, orange, yellow, lavender, green & blue, 8” diameter, $12. Sample family crest wall stitchery, 17” W X 28” long, $12. (760) 599-9141 LADIES ENGLISH RIDING BOOTS Made inEngland “MARLBOROUGH” tan/brown, nice/good condition, size 7B, $100. (760) 944-6460 LAWN & GARDEN 2-gallon sprayer, never used, $12. (760) 436-8452 MAGAZINES 100 miscellaneous back issue magazines: Ariz, Hyways So. West art. - Royalty, take all $15. (760) 845-3024. MAGIC CARDS Miscellaneous, 5 sets for $50. (760) 753-3616. MEN’S SOCKS From “FeelGoodStore.com. SIMCAN COMFORT SOCK, non binding, sag resistant fit, 98% cotton, 2% high stretch Lycra. Two crew & one over the calf, SIZE 14 & NEW, $15 for all. (760) 9446460 MOUNTAIN SCENE OIL stream, plant life, sky, linen liner/wood gold frame, 31” W X 27” long, $45. (760) 599-9141 NEW CARPET 12 X12 ft, manufacturer: Fabrica; Collector: Sondoval, color: lisbon-holly (soft gray); Style: Friezze, $150. (760) 944-6460.

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PACKING PEANUTS 14 cubic bag, $15. (760) 731-1145 PLANTS, CACTI & SUCCULENTS 4 ft. “mother-in-law tongue” 2 for $40 each. 4-6” of Agabe Medio Picta, 8 of them at $4-$8 each. (760) 944-6460 PRINT So Ho New York print, framed, “New Village Corner”, framed glass, 30” W X 24” tall, by Victor Shvaiko, $18. (760) 599-9141 QUILT TOP & RACK Handmade cotton 1960-1970, red, blue, white, 82”W X 72” long, $35. Wood quilt rack, 30” W X 32” tall, $18. (760) 599-9141 SKATEBOARD Like new, cost $170, sell for $75. (760) 942-5692 SOLAR PANEL Manufactured by Arco Solar, 41 watts, used $70 (760) 746-7209 SONY DVD PLAYER Multimedia Remote Control with box & instructions, $55. (760) 270-8288 TEDDY BEAR CATALOG by Peggy/Alan Bialosky; autographed to a private person: 1980. $15. (760) 8453024 TEMPUR-PEDIC WONDERSEATS (2) from the “Healthy Back Store”. The comfort cushion built to provide comfortable seating posture. It’s portable, weighs 2 lbs and is 16” X 13”. One is brand new and the other gently used. Original packages $60 and $50. (760) 944-6460 TV SULLVANIA COLOR 27” everything included that is necessary, $40. (760) 942-7430 WOMAN’S PURSE Dooney & Burke Taupe with tan trim. Use with or without shoulder strap, with signature tab, nice condition, $100. (760) 944-6460. WOMAN’S WINTER JACKET Never used, light tan, zip in lining with pockets, size 16, $70 OBO. (760) 4368452

Sporting Goods BICYCLE Vertical DK7, dual rebound front forks, 2 times aluminum suspension in the back, under-pull breaks, 21 speed, great shape, $100. (760) 942-7430

FABERWARE STAINLESS STEEL pots and pans, and skillet, $15 each. (760) 758-0818 FAUX WHITE FUR COAT midlength, medium, Brand: “OuterLayers”, never used, beautiful, $58. (760) 599-9141. FIREWOOD FOR SALE Several different types of quality firewood, seasoned & delivered, any size load available. (760) 942-7430.


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Sporting Goods CARD TABLE 48” diam, portable, octagonal, chip pockets, cup holders, felt surface w/ cover $85. (760) 4369933 or (619) 756-5874. GOLF PULL CART black portable with chair, extra pockets, holds complete set, $45. Also, golf balls, name brand, top condition, no water balls, 20 cents each for the first 50, 51 plus, 15 cents each. (760) 436-9933. SNOWBOARDS Two snow boards w/ boots 100.00 each (760)685-8222 TWO GIRL SPRING WETSUITS size 10 & 12, perfect shape, $30 each or two for $50. (760) 942-7430


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Rentals 600

WANTED Wanted Used Saxophones, flutes, clairnets, any condition, will pay cash. 760-346-9931 (760) 7050215. DIABETIC TEST STRIPS WANTED Any Type, Any Brand. Will pay up to $10 a box. Call Ronda at (760) 5937033.

LEUCADIA new bedroom w/ bath, 1/2 mile to beach, private entrance, perfect location, pet ok, available now, $785 mo. Erica 760-436-1228.

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Real Estate 700

Automotive 900



WATER FRONT HOME W/ 2br 2ba on carlsbad’s boat & ski playground. Suitable for everyday living or vacation home. Lagoon & canal views, great upgrades. More @ OldeCarlsbadRealty. Com or call (760) 720-4488

Homes OCEAN VIEW HOME ON 0.70 ACRES $850K Single story, move-in ready, with room to expand up & out. Entire lot is usable, easy to access & “splitable” for development. Bike to the beach or The Village. OldeCarlsbadRealty.com Lic# 0130279 (760) 720-4488 ENCINITAS ESTATE OCEAN VIEW New on the market! Beautiful encinitas estate. Over 4500 sqft, resting on 2+ acres cul-de-sac adjacent to canyon and lagoon preserve. Spectacular 360 degree ocean and mountain views. Pool, spa, children pool $2,499,000. Seller very motivated! Open house 1-4 pm saturday november 6th 1794 swallowtail road. Agents: Lisa and Emma. mcmoniglegroup. Com 858.442.1323

Automotive 900 Cars 07 MINI COOPER S CONV COOL BLU Great car and fun to drive 15,000 $20,900 (858) 344-5304 1985 NISSAN 300 zx 2dr 5 spd, t-tops, new clutch, brakes, engine rebuilt. this classic will sell fast. $2995.00. Call Ted (760) 805-9247 GREAT TRANSPORTATION 1988 ford taurus 92 k great shape no dents grandad car.smogged reg till march 2011 steven 760-458-6051 $850 (760) 458-6051 LEXUS GS300 Pristine 2002 with all maintenance done with records. 68k mi. Very clean and runs perfect. $12,000 obo (858) 837-1616 MAZDA SPORT Miata, mx, turbo, 2 seater, black soft top with cover, cd stereo, air, manual, (stick 6 speed), performance tires with spare, apprx. 38,000 miles. (760) 207-0073 San Marcos, $15,950.00 0B0.

MERCEDES CLASSIC! 1978 280E Mercedes. Exterior Excellent condition, pale yellow. Interior original leather, driver’s seat rip in seam, otherwise all others perfect. Tires & brakes good! Runs, but needs some work on radiator. $1999. OBO (760) 468-1830

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1995 KIA SPORTAGE 4-door, 5speed, 4 cylinder, 4 X 4, great gas mileage, runs great, $2,395. (760) 224-2020

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SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

who is a specialist in the field of endeavor in which you’re embarking. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - You may think you’re going to be doing your own thing, but a situation might arise that finds you working instead in close unity with an ally. The collaboration will be quite effective. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - This might be one of your better days to begin that diet or exercise program you’ve been contemplating starting, but putting off. If you start now, it’s destined to be successful. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Right now can be one of new beginnings, which means, among other things, it can be one that restarts a faltering love life. Wily Cupid himself may intervene and get you to begin making up for lost time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Initiate those constructive changes that you’ve wanted to make in your basic lifestyle, instead of waiting for outside influences to force you into doing so. Get a head start and you’ll be ahead of the game. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Your chances for success can be substantially enhanced regarding something new that you’ve been itching to try. The more concise and exacting your plans are, the greater your probabilities for success. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Begin to hoe lots of rows and plant more seeds involving your financial affairs. If you give your efforts plenty of time to mature, they will develop into a harvest you’ll be proud of.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - You couldn’t find a better day to disengage yourself from an unproductive involvement. Once you cut loose, you’ll free yourself up and be able to work on a more profitable endeavor. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Something you’ve been viewing only from an intellectual level can be advanced even further by following a powerful hunch that you can’t ignore. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This can be a fortuitous day for launching a new endeavor on which you’ve been working. If you believe you’ve dotted all the “I’s” and crossed all the “T’s” go head and put those wheels into motion. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - A couple of goals concerning a workrelated project on which you’ve labored dearly will finally be achieved. Don’t let Lady Luck catch you napping. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Some extremely helpful knowledge can be acquired through everyday life experiences, which is likely to be the case for you at present. It is apt to be some special information that you can use right away. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Although you can be quite successful going it alone, you could also realize your goals by working with someone


MONTY by Jim Meddick

Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another. TODAY'S CLUE:

J equals U

ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson


COW & BOY by Mark Leiknes

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year, the group plans a series of monthly workshops, geared for beginners or advanced students, for members and the public, which will cover figure painting, portraits, water color and landscape painting. They also go on field trips and in the past have visited and painted at Leo Carrillo State Park, the Osuna Adobe and Torrey Pines. “Come join us, we have a lot of fun while doing something constructive,” Beck said. The board of directors is Carol Curtis, president; Judianne Shannon, first vice president; Cindy Klong, second vice president; Anne von



Scott and Kathleen Bushouse, California Bank & Trust, Ed and Gigi Cramer, Cutler–Hammer, Stuart Fearnley and Karen Kogut, Lou and Judy Ferrero, Brad and Marilynn Forrester, General Electric Company, Gary and Barbara Gentskow, Mike and Pat Hayward, Jim and Charlene Hooker,



1,008 acres of mature pine forests. The switch is also valuable in assisting OMWD to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as mandated by AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Olivenhain Municipal Water District is a public agency providing water, waste-


of contention for Solana Beach. Council members said the city should have more representation on the board. “We need more than one seat at the table,” Solana Beach Councilman Mike Nichols said. “We only have one opportunity to get this right,” Solana Beach Mayor Tom Campbell said. “We need to have much more discussion and come to a better form of governance.” During the public comment portion of the Solana Beach meeting, three former mayors shared similar concerns. Solana Beach Councilwoman Lesa Heebner said an elected board might be a better way to go.“We have so many great examples of successful JPAs ... where those are



convinced him to go to the University of Michigan, business mentors and medical advisors. It was never his intention to write a book. In September 2009, Lola Green had lunch with Jill Kramer, an acquaintance who was editorial director at Hay House in Carlsbad. She mentioned her husband’s gratitude trips. When Green joined them later, Kramer set into motion a book, which took just a year to produce.



NOV 5, 2010 Benckendorff, co-secretary; Ruth Todd Evans, co-secretary; Teresa White, treasurer; Suzy Schaefer, co-publicity director; Laurenn Barker, copublicity director; Connie McCoy, parliamentarian; and Adam Styborski, newsletter director. Co-gallery directors are Pat Beck, Pat Marci and Marileigh Schulte. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is the Union Bank building on the corner of Paseo Delicias and Avenida De Acacias. To learn more about the guild or gallery, call (858) 7593545 or visit www.rancho santafeartguild.org. Catherine Hyndman, Dawn Leeds, Herb and Sharon Lurie, Diane Martin , OneSource Distributors, Cathy Paulsen, Philips Lighting, Al and Lee Ann Puglisi, Ed Mazzetta and Bruce Rogers, Richard and Jeri Rovsek, Jerry and Sharon Stein, Thomas and Betts Corporation,Wells Fargo Bank Escondido, Wells Fargo Bank Rancho Santa Fe and Western Tube & Conduit Corporation. water services, recycled water, hydroelectricity and operation of the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. OMWD includes portions of the cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Diego, Solana Beach, and San Marcos, as well as the communities of Olivenhain, Leucadia, Elfin Forest, Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Santa Fe Valley and 4S Ranch. all electeds,” she said. Last year the governor recommended selling the state-owned fairgrounds to help reduce California’s budget deficit. Although the proposal was eventually taken off the table, Del Mar has been negotiating with the state for the past year to buy the site. As part of the sale agreement, the city must keep the property in the public domain and continue horse racing and the county fair. An Assembly bill authorizing the sale was introduced and then pulled last month. It will be reintroduced this month if a special session is called or when the Legislature returns in December. Meanwhile Del Mar and Solana Beach council members have agreed to discuss the support letter. “We want to go down this road together,” Crawford said. “This book is for me,” Green said. “It is an effort to see if I can move the needle in society.” He says the ideal outcome is to awaken people to the power of extraordinary gratitude. “The more you exercise that external gratitude muscle by telling others how you feel about them, the more benefits you and they get,” he said. “You are setting the table to allow the other person to piggy back and have the same experience. When they do they are blessed.” “This is the Moment!” is available on amazon.com.



Department, has been working the case along with the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service since the Dec. 18, 2004, execution-style attempted murder of Noe Chavez Garcia. Lopez and a partner, Gerardo Matadamas Gomez, allegedly lured Garcia from his home in San Marcos and took him to Mexico, east of the Tijuana Airport, where he was shot and left for dead. Garcia survived the attempted murder and was able to provide details of the kidnapping and attempted murder to officials. Cruz said that he and other officials went to the scene to develop leads and work with Mexico’s law enforcement officers. “He was taken to ‘The End of the World,’” Cruz said about Garcia. “The area where it is almost like an old style village, with very little electricity.” Cruz described the area as having very rugged roads and houses made out of adobe. During the investigation, Cruz learned that Garcia’s wife, Magali Manilla Cabrera de Garcia, 29, was having an extramarital affair with

Gomez. Cabrera was arrested in February 2008 on suspicion of arranging the December 2004 execution-style shooting of her husband, according to sheriff’s officials. She pleaded guilty to the attempted murder and kidnapping of her husband, and in

August 2009 Cabrera was sentenced by San Diego Superior Court Judge Frederick Maguire to 10 years in state prison. Gomez is still at large, Cruz said. Lopez Tejada was located last year by the U.S. Marshals Service in Sinaloa, a state located in the northwestern

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