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OCT. 9, 2009
THISWEEK Fashion GETTING PARKED & friends Local residents offer their feedback on what improvements to make at Village Park — and how much they 3 will cost
Leaders approve showcase for trees
friends and philanthropy at benefit show
By David Wiemers
compensation was not sufficient and the distance from downtown San Diego was too far to justify continued involvement with the project,” explained Welch. “Therefore, it was passed on to the talented associate Ms. Rice.” Rice’s interpretation of Spanish Revival architecture was artfully carried out through public, commercial and residential properties. “I have found real joy at Rancho Santa Fe,” she wrote. “Every environment here calls for simplicity and beauty: the gorgeous natural landscapes, the gently broken topography, the nearby mountains. No one with a sense of fitness, it seems to me, could violate these natural factors by creating anything that lacked simplicity in line
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Forest Health Task Force has been working diligently to find alternative trees for residents to plant to replace the many eucalyptus trees damaged and diseased by the red gum lerp psyllid. In this effort, the committee recommended that an arboretum be established that would showcase trees that are desirable alternatives.The committee felt the site needed to be convenient to community members, be large enough to accommodate at least 60 trees, and have a nearby water supply to provide irrigation for trees for the first 18 to 24 months after they are planted. On Oct. 1, the Association board of directors agreed with the Task Force’s recommendation and took action to provide such an arboretum. The new arboretum will be located near the intersection of San Elijo and Via de Fortuna, adjacent to the 14th hole of the golf course. Staff reviewed several locations and recommended this site, although other sites are also being considered. “Perhaps we can also plant some of these specimen trees in the new Village Parks we’re proposing,” Director Jack Queen said. Other directors agreed and President Bill Beckman also proposed that land be used at the Osuna Ranch, which could showcase trees and be a viable nursery where people could purchase trees. Director Kim Higgins, who serves as the liaison between the board and the Osuna Committee, will make these suggestions at the next Osuna meeting, scheduled for later this month. The board approved funding up to a maximum of $10,000 to purchase and install trees recommended by the Forest Health Task Force. Plants will be sufficiently watered and labeled for residents to easily identify the trees and their requirements. In other Association news, the board approved Chief Financial Officer Steve Comstock’s recommendation to keep the assessment rate for the fiscal year 2009-2010 to $.14 per $100 of property valuation. Despite the rollback in home prices, the San Diego County Assessor’s roll valued the Covenant properties at $4,165 billion, which represented a 1.81 percent increase over last year’s assessment value of
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RANCHO SANTA FE — The weather was hot, but the outfits on the runway were hotter when The Country Friends once again fused philanthropy and fashion for the 2009 Art of Fashion fundraiser Sept. 24 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The 54th annual event will benefit Voices for Children, a nonprofit agency that promotes the rights of foster children in the courtroom, school and community through the use of courtappointed special advocates. These trained staff members and volunteers
FASHION MEETS FUN Poway resident Tina Howe and Connie Stevenson from Cardiff-by-the-Sea enjoy the Art of Fashion fundraiser show from their seats at the end of the runway during the event Sept. 24. See more photos on Page 30. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek
support youngsters who are dependents of the county’s juvenile court. For the fifth consecutive year, South Coast Plaza sponsored the fashion show, which featured designers such as Donna Karan, Emilio Pucci, Marni and Michael
Kors. For the first time, men’s fashions were included in the runway show. KUSI’s Sandra Maas served as the mistress of ceremonies for the event, which is considered one of the largest outdoor fashion shows in the country. The
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Famous female architect finally gets a biography By Lillian Cox
Editor’s note: This is the final of two installments about Diane Y. Welch’s book about Lilian Rice. RANCHO SANTA FE — The year 1910 heralded the debut of the song,“Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and the invention of the rubber girdle which liberated women from the corset. It would be another 10 years before women would finally get the right to vote. That spring, 21-year-old Lilian J. Rice returned to her home in National City after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in architecture. Her yearbook described her as, “the very model of serious young womanhood fulfilling the promise of education and professional status so long denied her sex.” Rice would go on to become a defining figure in San Diego, architectural and women’s history. Her authorized biography titled “Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California” written by Diane Y. Welch will be published spring 2010 to celebrate her graduation centennial from Berkeley. Welch worked on the book for three years. “Rice’s story is still shrouded in mystery because so little has been written about her; no diaries or journals or letters,” she said. Instead, Welch relied on newspaper and research archives as well as oral histories from sources that
HARD-WORKING WOMEN In 1923, a truckers strike would have halted construction of Rancho Santa Fe had it not been for the willingness of women, working in more comfortable jobs on the property, to get behind the wheel of a truck and begin moving building materials. From left, Bertha Kreuziger (secretary, Santa Fe Irrigation District), Lilian J. Rice (architect), Virginia Smith (hostess, the Guest House which later became known as La Morada, then The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe) and standing, Floris McLean (secretary, project manager Leone G. Sinnard). Photo courtesy of Bob McKenna
included Miriam Sellgren, Rice’s step grandniece. Rice spent the summer after graduation competing at the ZLAC (Women’s) Rowing Club in Pacific Beach and caring for her invalid mother, Laura, an artist who painted miniature landscapes in oils. The two often traveled to the San Jacinto and Warner Hot Springs. In the fall, Rice returned to Berkeley for the school year to earn a teaching certificate to supplement her work as architect. She was influenced by her father, Julius A. Rice, who worked as a school administrator during bad economic times and as a real estate sales agent and developer during better times with son, Jack. Afterward Rice came home to National City where she taught math for several
years while working as a draftsperson. She also received rave reviews as a theater actress. In 1921, she was teaching descriptive geometry at San Diego State Teacher’s College when she was recruited by celebrated architect Richard Requa to join his firm as a parttime associate. Requa & Jackson had been contracted by the Santa Fe Land Improvement Company, an arm of the Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, to build a masterplanned community that would ultimately become known as Rancho Santa Fe.The following year, Requa turned the project over to Rice. “An oral history by Samuel Hamill who also worked for Requa told historian Harriet Rocklin that the
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OCT. 9, 2009
ODD Ranch community asked to pick a park FILES
by CHUCK SHEPHERD
By David Wiemers
Lead story Beneath the luxury hotels on the Las Vegas Strip is a series of flood tunnels that are home to dozens of people who work odd jobs such as hustling leftover change in casino slot machines. A correspondent for London’s The Sun gained the trust of a few and even photographed their “apartments” for a September dispatch, showing well-stocked quarters, with scrounged appliances and furniture and even one makeshift shower rigged from a water cooler. “Amy,” who has lived in the tunnels with her husband, “J.R.,” for two years, said she “love(s)” the Vegas lifestyle and appears in no hurry to leave her setup. “Kathryn” (who lives with boyfriend “Steven”) also appears content except, she says, for the fragrance, the black widow spiders, and the periodic rush of water through their home (threatening any “valuables” not stacked on crates).
Latest Religious Messages — David Cerullo came to prominence after purchasing the television studios abandoned by Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and established what is perhaps the boldest of all Christian “prosperity gospel” ministries (that pays him an annual base salary of $1.52 million). With his father, semi-retired Pentecostal preacher Morris Cerullo, they assure followers that the more they give, the more God will return to them. In a recent TV spot, Morris, speaking first in tongues and then addressing the currently credit-challenged: “When you (donate), the windows of heaven ... open for you ... 100 fold.” “Debt cancellation!” (The onscreen message: “Call now with your $900 offering and receive God’s debt cancellation!”) — In September, a judge in Stuart, Fla., was about to sentence pastor Rodney McGill for real estate fraud, but McGill was undaunted, addressing a courtroom prayer for his enemies: “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, for every witness called against me, I pray cancer in their lives, lupus, brain tumor, pancreatic cancer.” The judge then sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
Questionable Judgments — The cheap-drink Tuesday night special at the Attic bar in Newcastle, England, in early September was a moneyback guarantee at the end of the night to anyone who could still legally drive (measured by the bar’s breathalyzer), with the evening’s most-alcohol-saturated customer drinking free the following week.The TURN TO ODD FILES ON 30
RANCHO SANTA FE — On Sept. 22, the residents of Rancho Santa Fe were invited to the Garden Club to look at four conceptual drawings for Village Park improvements. More than 50 people took the opportunity to listen to a presentation by Planning Director Ivan Holler and review the proposed concepts for in front of The Inn. The chairman of the Planning Committee, Jerry Block, introduced Holler. “This is one of the top priorities for the present board of directors,” Holler told the crowd. “The Village Park is not very pedestrian-friendly. We asked ourselves,‘Can we improve that situation?’ We’re trying to work within the Village Master Plan.” Holler explained that the conceptual drawings for the parks have been in progress for the past 18 months and were recently given to the Art Jury for their input. Challenges that the Art Jury and board of directors were to consider were lack of sidewalks, uneven surfaces and slopes, insufficient parking, eucalyptus infestation and overall too much pavement in front of the Inn along Avenida de Acacias. The first alternative that Holler introduced was the least expensive and required
By David Wiemers
PARK PROPOSALS From left, Ranch residents Donna Ferrier, Ken Dunford and Jim Simpson were among 50 who took time out to consider Village Park proposals. Photo by David Wiemers
only minimal improvements. Landscaping changed, but little else. The cost was approximately $400,000. The second alternative featured realignment of the intersection at Linea del Cielo and El Tordo.There would be a gain of 14 parking spaces and there would be pop-outs at the crosswalks, much as there are now at El Tordo and La Granada, in front of the pharmacy. The second alternative also featured an amphitheatre that would allow approximately 200 people to congregate on the lawn area for special
events. The cost for this concept was approximately $750,000. The third alternative dramatically changes the look of the village and is, perhaps, the most controversial. It closes segments of La Gracia and Linea del Cielo. It gains 31 parking spaces, but would require a traffic study. It would also require many of the slopes to be graded to accommodate the parking. It comes at a cost of approximately $1.5 million. The fourth alternative was proposed by the Art Jury and
features decorative paving, yet minimal improvements to the streets and crosswalks. There would be a gain of six parking spaces and La Gracia headed east would be made a one-way street with parallel parking allowed. This, too, would require a traffic study. Many cosmetic improvements would be made to the Village Park and the cost would be approximately $550,000. According to Holler, the next step is to take the public comments back to the TURN TO PARK ON 21
Local woman honored for community service By Bianca Kaplanek
RANCHO SANTA FE — Martha McCarter said she was “honored and surprised” to receive the Community Service Award from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for serving more than 20 years as a member of the San Dieguito Planning Group. Joanne Murphy, regent of the De Anza chapter, recognized McCarter for her achievement Oct. 3 during the organization’s first meeting of 2009-2010 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. In nominating McCarter, Murphy said her colleague worked “tirelessly and always with the community’s best interests in mind.” “Martha has a way of working with great enthusiasm, professionalism and appreciation of those working with her,” Murphy said. “Martha will bring honor to this award.” McCarter is a longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution who served as a regent with the Los Angeles chapter before moving to San Diego in the early 1980s. But she received the award solely for her work with the San Dieguito Planning
TWO DECADES OF SERVICE Joanne Murphy, left, regent of the De Anza chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presents Martha McCarter with the organization’s Community Service Award for her 20-plus years as a member of the San Dieguito Planning Group. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek
Group. She was a member from the mid-1980s until 2006 and was the organization’s representative to the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority since its inception in 1989.McCarter was instrumental in refurbishing the Sikes
adobe farmhouse before it was destroyed in the 2007 fires. Because time spent as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution is not considered when selecting award recipients, Murphy said it is harder for its members to receive the award than other
community members. “This is a well-deserved award for Martha,” Murphy said. “She is a multitalented woman who makes people working around her feel comfortable and competent. She rarely criticizes, but when she does, she has a wonderful way of doing it so that it comes out as a compliment. She’s just a peach of a gal and is just a pleasure to be around and work with.” Founded in 1890, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. It is one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, with 165,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. For membership information for the De Anza chapter, contact Marti Meiners at email@example.com.
RSF Education Foundation launches ‘Giving Week’ By David Wiemers
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation celebrated its traditional “Giving Week” from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. Aimed at parents, the campaign was titled “The Difference is You.” The campaign consisted of four informative cards that were sent home with students Monday through Thursday. Each of the four cards con-
Ranch pushes fire safety
tained a contribution form on the back and was delivered with a red envelope encouraging parents to contribute by the Oct. 2 deadline.Volunteers were at the drop-off and pickup to collect the taxdeductible contributions. Chairs for the campaign were Lynda Clerke and Dana Knees.“Our goal is to have 100 percent participation from parents,” Clerke said. The foundation’s goal is to raise
$800,000 which will help assist the school with many programs it offers students. “Giving Week” is an annual effort to receive at least 25 percent of the foundation’s yearly goal. In addition to accepting cash, the foundation also received many pledges from families who planned to contribute at a later date. “We have a very supportive community and we want to thank everyone who gave
so generously,” Clerke said. Even a member of the community who happened to pass by at the time volunteers were collecting, stopped and asked what was going on. When the resident learned of the campaign, she took out her checkbook and wrote a check. “She didn’t even have children in the school, yet that just shows what kind of support we have in the community,” Clerke said.
RANCHO SANTA FE — It’s October and fire season is upon us. As we approach two years since the devastating Witch Creek Fire that swept through the Covenant and much of San Diego County, the board of directors is urging residents to do what they can to prevent another catastrophic fire. On Oct. 1, the board passed a motion to once again send residents information about what to do in the event of a fire,including evacuation procedures and fire safety tips. “This is intended as a timely update,” Covenant Administrator Ivan Holler said. “We can’t be overcomplacent,” President Bill Beckman said.“The possibility of fire scares me to death.” Since October 2007, the Association has taken several steps toward educating residents about fire safety, including the Association Web site, which provides a link on its home page titled “RSF Fire Information.” The Association has also taken steps to reduce potential for wildfires to spread into the Ranch. Working with Fairbanks Ranch and the engineering firm Dudek and Associates, the Association created the San Dieguito Canyon Wildfire Hazard Reduction Project to reduce fuels in the San Dieguito River Canyon area. Removing brush from the 80 acres Arroyo Property greatly reduced such a threat. After the 2007 fires, the Association also encouraged residents to register their cell phone numbers with the county’s reverse 911 emergency notification system. A plan to test the effectiveness of such a notification system is to be scheduled for late January. According to Holler, several small neighborhoods will be asked to participate in this test. The Association urges residents to be prepared for another disaster and there are many steps that can be taken to prevent another fire from being a disaster. These steps include: — The removal of leaves and other debris from your roof and rain gutters. — Keeping 100 feet of “defensible space” around your home. Trim trees and vegetation away from the exterior of your home, rooftop, and chimneys. — Thin out combustible vegetation within 30 feet of roadways and driveways. — Remove dead, dying, and diseased trees. “And replace them,” Director Dick Doughty said. “We’ve got to remind residents to replace them with healthy trees.” — Combustible material should be kept at least 10 feet away from propane tanks. — Firewood should be neatly stacked with a minimum of 30 feet of clearance TURN TO FIRE ON 21
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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS OCT. 9, 2009
It’s time to admit that we don’t have a handle on it American troops recently suffered their biggest loss in Afghanistan in over a year. Raided by hundreds of men armed with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns, eight of our boys died in the attack. Any time I read the sobering news out of Afghanistan, I ask was it worth a young man’s life? I have quite a few acquaintances who are fighting this War on Terror, so I take it personally when our troops are killed. For all I know, it could be one of my buddies. I was having a few beers with a Marine once who told me Afghanistan is the most dangerous battleground a solider can currently fight on. Apparently Iraq has been reduced to a walk in the park. I’ve learned that military personnel feel safer being deployed to Iraq than Afghanistan; that ever since we found Saddam in that hole, the terrorist war effort has been funneled in a new direction. Even President Obama has us convinced it’s Afghanistan — not Iraq — that is now the central front on terrorism. And he could be right if this string of attacks on our troops is any indication. But this has been an eight-year war — eight years gone with what to show? Are we any safer or in any better of a position than when we declared war? Sadly,I can’t even tell you what our servicemen are dying for in the War on Terror. We’ve been fighting for words and concepts: democracy, freedom, liberty, etc. But what is this war truly about? I’ve heard plenty of theories, but never an absolute truth.This is turning into a real version of the book “Johnny Got His Gun.” I support our troops, but I will always find it difficult to support war. There is a significant distinction between people and ideologies,
ERIC MURTAUGH Outside Perspective an observation easy to lose sight of. The brave men and women who defend our country deserve all the respect and admiration we can give them. But when they’re off fighting an ill-planned battle against an elusive, well-trained enemy, supporting the war becomes something of a challenge. It’s not that our troops’ efforts in Afghanistan are for naught. Quite the contrary, I suppose. It just seems at times that we’re feeding the ol’ war machine, while plenty of good men and women die on the battlefield. When do we admit we are slowly losing ground in Afghanistan? Obama is making this suggestion by calling for additional troop increases, but he’s yet to formally recognize the catastrophic position the United States has put itself in. We are so deeply embedded we cannot back out until the final cease-fire. Do we even have a plan anymore? We need to get our priorities straight. Defense is an important aspect of our national budget, indeed. So is education and public infrastructure and libraries. Many of us fail to see the correlation between wanton spending on defense and cutbacks on everything else. We need to consider our options here,even if it means taking a slight loss on the Afghanistan front. We need to focus on our own wars at home. Read more Outside Perspective at coastnewsgroup.com. E-mail Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Community Connections warns of scam Phony water pressure inspector If some character comes to your door and sez he’s a water pressure inspector ... beware! Surfside City’s Community Connections notes an alert from the Harbor City P.D. advises that this is a scam. A thief with an official looking badge hung around his neck sez he needs to check the water pressure. Once inside he asks the homeowner to turn the water on in another part of the house and while this is being done he swipes whatever has value and off he goes to scam someone else.
Lottsa beach refuse Thanx to more than 10,000 volunteers who on a recent Saturday picked up more than 32,000 tons of cigarette butts, plastic containers and other debris along the shoreline from the Mexican border to the North County line. This was the 25th year for this worthy project. Paula Kirpalani of Leucadia 101 MainStreet Association reported merchants in her community were very generous in providing snacks for the picker-uppers. Gerry Sova donated 2,000 bottles of ice-cold water for the thirsty rubbish collectors.
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With four likely candidates seeking to replace Councilman Jerry Kern in the recall election Dec. 8, there’s every indication it has become a real horse race. The winner will have to run again in 10 weeks and that will take a good bit of cash. A union-backed candidate has the advantage because unions seem to be able to go to the well as needed. In this race unions can’t come out second best becuz of their opposition to Kern. Bet on this race to become down and dirty in the initial weeks and days with no time out to enjoy the traditional turkey fest.
Jeff Rowe, North County Times reporter, writes that growing popularity of farmers markets everywhere is being fanned by folks who are turning to organic and really fresh foods available at these outlets. Good point considering these Elfin Forest foto contest Elfin Forest Recreational products are grown locally. Reserve has its fourth annual foto contest under way with entries in six Energy refund chex Gas & electric customers have categories due Oct. 30. Amateur welcomed the news that they are in TURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON 31
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THE FINAL FRONTIER
From left, North County actors Tim Cabal of Vista, Lindsay Romney of Fallbrook, Helena Marie Woods of Oceanside and Dan Boyd of Temecula fill out the cast of the upcoming production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 11th at The Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Fallbrook High School, 2400 S. Stagecoach Lane in Fallbrook. The high-spirited musical comedy is set in the 1920s and won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2002.
LIFE at MiraCosta will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 9, MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Room 1068, Oceanside. Francis French, director of education, S.D. Air & Space Museum, will celebrate the 40th anniversary year of the first moon landings. Call (760) 721-8124 to learn more.
HEALTH 101 A health care panel will be presented at an educational forum from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 10, Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1600 Buena Vista Drive,Vista. A panel of health experts will follow the various presentations and will answer questions from the audience. Visit www.lwvncsd. org or call (760) 736-1608 to learn more. TAKE
The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation will hold a docent-led nature walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 10. Meet at the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center located at the end of Gabbiano Lane in Carlsbad, and witness the fall changes at the lagoon. Call (760) 9310800 or visit www. batiquitosfoundation.org to learn more.
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Oaks Valley Equestrian Association will hold its annual Poker Ride and Stride fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11, Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos. The event will raise funds to improve Walnut Grove Equestrian Park, one of the few remaining public equestrian parks in San Diego County. Visit www. helpthehorsepark.com or call (760) 744-9128 to learn more. SAVE A LAB Labrador Rescuers, a nonprofit organization that rescues and rehomes Labrador Retrievers, will hold an adoption event from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11, Dogtopia of San Marcos located at 925 W. San Marcos Blvd. Call (619) 819-0234 or visit www.labrescuers.org to learn more. TAKE OFF Seaside Center for Spiritual Living will host motivational speaker Rev. Cynthia James at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Seaside Center, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas. James will present “A Time to Soar.” For tickets, visit www.seasidecenter.org or call (760) 7535786, ext. 848.
ACTIVE, FRIENDLY The Vista Friends and Newcomers will meet at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Arcadia Place, 1080 Arcadia Ave. The Vista Friends are an active social group with a variety of smaller interest groups such as Book Club, Bunco, Bridge, and more. Call (760) 758-4120 for more details.
2009 Rancho Days includes open houses, food, poetry Rambla De Las Flores and lunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rancho Santa Fe Trails Committee — Hoe Down Dance 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via de las Cumbre, the RSF Golf Club and the RSF Association — Kids’ Night Out 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the RSF Oct. 9 Community Center, 5970 La — Merchants’ TGIF Sendita Open House 3 to 5 p.m. in Oct. 11 the historic RSF Village — Riding demonstra— Rancho Santa Fe tion and barbecue 4 to 7 Professional Firefighters p.m., Rancho Santa Fe Pancake Breakfast and open Riding Club house 7 to 11 a.m. Station 1, 16936 El Fuego Oct. 10 — Chuck Wagon meal — Trail Ride from 16924 and Cowboy Poetry/Music 5 RANCHO SANTA FE — This year’s Rancho Days start on Oct. 9 and continues through Oct. 17, celebrating Historic Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, contact the Community Center’s Executive Director Pamela Meistrell at 7562461, ext. 308 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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— Tennis Mixer and barbecue, 4 p.m. for covenant members, the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club, 5829 Via De La Cumbre — Osuna Ranch Open House 2 to 4 p.m., 16332 Via de Santa Fe, RSF Association — Neighbor Night, 5:30 to 8 p.m. — Kids’ Night Out, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., RSF Community Center, 5970 La Sendita
New studio hits a high note Bishop’s By David Wiemers
RANCHO SANTA FE — Camille Hastings, music instructor at Horizon Prep Schools in Rancho Santa Fe, has opened Leading Notes Studios, offering musical instruction to the community. Students of all ages have their choice of lessons in piano, voice, guitar or drums. “This school is a place where people of all ages and skill levels can come for fun or to study as a serious music student,” Hastings said. “Musicians will find the opportunity to perform and share their talents in a community-centered atmosphere.” Leading Note Studios offers both private and group instruction as well as offering
Kindermusik, a program of musical learning offered to children newborn through 7 years of age. Hastings said she believes that music at an early age breaks many barriers and learning disabilities a child may have. Hastings is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston. She began her teaching career in Nashville, Tenn., where she also worked as a professional studio musician. Since 2002, she has been the music director at Horizon Prep and has directed more than 14 of the musicals presented at the private school. Leading Note Studios is located at 2146 Encinitas Blvd., near the intersection of Manchester and Rancho Santa Fe. Hastings can be
reached for private or group lessons at (760) 753-7002 or more information is available at leadingnotestudios.com. “I’m just here for the love of music,” said Hastings and her love of music shows with everything she does.
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SOUNDS LIKE MEDICINE ■ Singing doc, wife say
music is good for you By Lillian Cox
RANCHO SANTA FE — Dr. Charles Graham’s prescription for stress? Cultivate a hobby. “I often tell people you have to have balance in life whether it’s by gardening or running,” he said. “Participation is good for people under stress.” Graham says he first learned how to manage stress by playing bridge as a student at Johns Hopkins University Medical School in the 1960s. When he moved to San Diego in 1969 to join the faculty at the new UCSD Medical School, he took up golf. That sustained him until the mid-1980s when he said the passion had run its course. “Golf had been my life but it wasn’t giving me enjoy-
ment any longer,” he said. “So I gave it up and took up singing. I sang as a kid and in college. I knew I had talent but I had no training.” Graham said he had an advantage as a tenor because they are rare and, consequently, in greater demand. To develop his ability he joined the choir at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church in 1986. He also enrolled in chorus at MiraCosta College. “Singing is a hobby that requires persistence,” he said. “I sang two to three times a week. If you sing with a good singer, and are willing to accept help, you can improve dramatically.” Graham said he learned bridge by surrounding himself with excellent players. “Whether it’s bridge, golf or singing, you need tolerant teachers who are gift-
ed,” he said. In time, Graham’s tenacity paid off. He became a member of the prestigious San Diego Master Chorale, which is affiliated with the San Diego Symphony. It was there that Graham met his wife, Phyllis, who was a soprano with the group. Their shared passion prompted them to arrange a “singing vacation” a few years ago at the Berkshire Chorale Festival in Massachusetts. The weeklong program provides choral singers with the opportunity to rehearse and perform masterpieces with a world-class conductor and full symphony orchestra. This summer they enrolled in the program again, traveling to Montreal for a week of rehearsals which culminated in a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio “St. Paul” at McGill University. The Grahams are already looking forward to next year’s festival in Scheggino, Italy, a medieval town located about
Fundraising begins for Performing Arts Center By David Wiemers
IN TUNE Dr. Charles Graham and his wife, Phyllis, who manages his internal medicine practice in Rancho Santa Fe, relax by singing in the San Diego Master Chorale. Photo by Lillian Cox
two hours from Rome. Graham believes children benefit greatly from music instruction. He was only 3 when he sang “God Bless America” before a radio audience. “To a large extent, children need to be exposed to music,” he said. “If unavailable at public school, churches have an opportunity to help by exposing children to the arts.” Phyllis serves as chil-
dren’s choir director at The Village Church and Torrey Pines Christian Church. She also teaches a weeklong choir camp at Camp Stevens in Julian every summer. “My mother was my choir director and I wanted to follow in her footsteps,” she said. “Music is good for children because it works both the body and the brain. It stimulates the neural responses like nothing else.”
Del Mar council refines cafe approval process By Bianca Kaplanek
DEL MAR — Despite requests from some residents, City Council members unanimously agreed at the Sept. 21 meeting not to make major changes to the streamlined permit process they created for sidewalk cafe approvals. In August 2008, council combined the encroachment, operation and design review permits into a one-stop permit
process for applicants seeking to add outdoor dining areas. Design Review Board approval was not required. Between January and April 2009, permits were conditionally approved for six cafes, five of which have been built.In each case, design details were presented in a public hearing. Two months later, at the June 8 council meeting, with construction well under way,
about a dozen residents voiced concerns about the size of the cafes on 15th Street. Some asked that work be halted immediately. Most who spoke were upset with the approval process, especially the lack of DRB input. At a follow-up meeting one week later, nearly three dozen people addressed council, most speaking in favor of the cafes.The city also received
about 180 e-mails supporting the projects. Council members opted to wait until the cafes were built and in use before addressing the issues raised. Since then, interim Planning Director Brian Mooney conducted community outreach via e-mail and conversations with residents, including those who opposed the cafes at the June 8 meeting. At the Sept. 21 meeting, he report-
ed that the overall comments were positive, although there was still some concern about the review process.He also said the area is much more accessible to people with disabilities and restaurant owners have reported a “significant increase in sales.” Only three people addressed council on the subject during the most recent meeting. Resident Rick Ehrenfeld said he was “sort of fooled a little bit” by the designs. “I hate to admit that,” he said, adding that he envisioned European-style outdoor cafes with small tables and chairs that are easily removed. “So I was a little taken aback when I saw the scope of these projects,” Ehrenfeld said. “That’s my fault.” He said he’d like to see the DRB returned to the process, especially for larger, more permanent structures like the ones on 15th Street. “We’re missing such a TURN TO CAFE ON 22
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RANCHO SANTA FE — The renovation of the R. Roger Rowe School includes the new Performing Arts Center, a state-of-the-art facility that will accommodate up to 400 people. But the ambitious project requires support and funding from the community in order to become a reality. Bibbi Connor and Carol Warren are co-chairing a committee to help raise funds in the community for the special facility. “We’re very excited,” Warren said. “This is a win/win for the students and the community. We all have an appreciation of the arts.” The fundraising committee hopes to raise $2 million in an attempt to fund the center. Warren said many organizations in Rancho Santa Fe wanted to be involved. “We’ve talked to Mainly Mozart, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and Rancho Santa Fe Community Concerts and they’re all very excited about this.” Connor and Warren gave a presentation to the Rancho Santa Fe School Board, outlining their TURN TO CENTER ON 27
Dance set for seventhand eighthgraders
RANCHO SANTA FE — A seventh- and eighthgrade Back-to-School dance is being held at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 DJ Primo will be spinning all of the latest songs and dance mixes. Small snacks and beverages will be provided. Parents and children will need to sign a dance permission slip prior to or at the time of the event. Fee is $20 for members and nonmembers. Sign up at www.rsfcc.org or at the Community Center in person. For questions, contact Erica Anderson, Teen Club coordinator at the Community Center, at (858) 756-2461 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Local kayakers take to the sea to support cancer research By Randy Kalp
COAST CITIES — As if keeping North County’s criminals in check was not enough of a challenge, two veteran San Diego Superior Court bailiffs have turned their sights to one of the world’s deadliest diseases — cancer. Earlier this week, Bob Wilson, 63, and Bill Sims, 58, set out on a 1,000-mile, fiveweek kayaking odyssey dubbed “Paddle for the Battle” that will take them from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas in the name of cancer research. Wilson said he lost his mother, Alice Wilson, to pancreatic cancer. As he made plans for this expedition, his motherin-law, Jean Alexander, was diagnosed with lung cancer. She ultimately succumbed to the disease this past May. “It’s an insidious, it’s a nasty thing, and hopefully we can help make some headway,” Wilson said. “It’s just a small baby step what we’re doing.” The duo has raised more than $12,000 for the American Cancer Society.
been on numerous expeditions, including journeys to Catalina as well as trips from Oceanside to San Diego to prepare for the grueling 25- to 30-mile-a-day paddle they will have to endure to keep their early November completion date. Wilson said Sims, of Carlsbad, was the natural choice for this momentous journey. “I trust him, he’s not a whiner, because this is going to be tough, and he’s a good partner, so it just made sense,” Wilson said. “I was really honored that he accepted the invitation to do this thing.”
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE An assortment of items that will aid kayakers Bill Sims and Bob Wilson on their 1,000 mile journey from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. Photo by Bethany Salvon
He said at his age it pays to have someone to have his back — enter Sims, a longtime friend, co-worker and adventure enthusiast. Currently, both men work as deputies for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Then there were two at the Superior Courthouse From the start, Wilson, in Vista; however, Sims only of Vista, said it was no-brain- works part time since his er to make the trip a tandem retirement from the department six years ago. expedition.
Their expedition was delayed six months after Sims broke his hand in a Sheriff’s Department training exercise just prior to their May departure. “It’s his dream and when he approached me I was pretty honored,” Sims said. It was Wilson who introduced Sims to kayaking six years ago. Since then, the two have
If completed, Wilson and Sims will be the oldest expeditioners to complete a kayak trip from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas in one shot. They would be just the third group to accomplish this feat. The last set of kayakers to complete the expedition was in 1991, and included then-57-year-old John Reseck. They have to watch their weather closely, Reseck said, because it’s one thing you can’t control. Additionally, he said it’s imperative their kayak can OFF TO BATTLE Sheriff’s Deputies Bill Sims, 58, and Bob Wilson, 63, TURN TO KAYAKERS ON 27
sit in their 22-foot kayak, “Battle Bucket,” two weeks before their 1,000mile departure to Cabo San Lucas to raise funds for cancer research. Photo by Bethany Salvon
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Del Mar gets tasty with food, art event By Bianca Kaplanek
AUTHENTIC ORIGINALS Barbara Gettinger, left, chats with Shiro Kihagi, owner of Kwetu, which was offering authentic African gifts. A New York resident, Gettinger was visiting a friend in Rancho Santa Fe. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek
LOVIN’ THE LOBSTER San Diego artist Pete Tillack, from Australia, sneaks away from his booth for a taste of Sbicca’s signature lobster and shrimp bisque, served by Lily Geisler. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek
DEL MAR — For some, the word fine means simply OK. But put it in front of art, cuisine, wine or ales, and the result is the annual Taste of Del Mar and Art Stroll, which featured the best of the best from more than 70 artists and nearly every restaurant in the city. Hosted by the Del Mar Village Association with support from the city, the Oct. 3 event featured original artwork, ceramics and jewelry. Culinary creations included everything from chili and barbecued tri-tip to lobster and shrimp bisque. Merchandise from local retailers, a pet stroll and interactive activities for youngsters filled 15th Street and the southbound lane of Camino del Mar, which was closed to traffic to accommodate the event.
IN GOOD TASTE Above, Del Mar Rotarian Matt Kurth serves Del Mar residents Linda Rock and Richard Levak a hot-off-the-grill barbecued tri-tip sandwich. Below, residents and visitors spent the day perusing the more than 70 artist booths set on Camino del Mar. When hunger or thirst kicked in, there were plenty of food, wine and beer tastings available along the way. Photos by Bianca Kaplanek
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This tiny Arizona town provides some pretty big stories Visit tiny Oatman, Ariz., and you’re likely to make friends right away — of the four-legged variety, that is. (Tame) wild burros freely wander the streets of this former gold-mining town, situated where the states of Nevada, California and Arizona meet. These gentle burros are both tolerant and assertive. Either give them those carrots you bought in one of the souvenir stores or hide them in your pocket because these animals will stick by your side until you give up their favorite treat. (Don’t feed the young ones; they’ll choke.) The town of Oatman once claimed a population of 3,500, according to resident Jody Parker, one of about 150 today. The North Carolina trucker moved here eight years ago with his wife “because we found the perfect house at the perfect price.” He waits on patrons at the Olive Oatman Restaurant, named after the woman whose harrowing adventure as a young girl captured the nation’s attention in the
E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road 1860s. A picture of her tattooed face hangs on the restaurant wall. Details of Olive’s story vary a bit according to sources, but here’s one version: In 1851, Olive was traveling with her parents and six siblings across Arizona to settle in California, but a group of Apache Indians (some say it was the Yavapai) killed the mother, father and four children. Fourteen-year-old Lorenzo survived despite a severe beating to the head, and 16-year-old Olive and 11year-old Mary Ann were kidnapped and made to walk for days — shoeless — back to the Apache camp. For a year, the girls were treated as slaves, then sold to a Mojave tribe. Mary Ann died of starvation a couple of
The saga became known as the Oatman Massacre, and there is controversy about why the town was named. Some sources claim the reunification of Olive and Lorenzo took place near the town, but most accounts say that happened near Yuma. There also are accounts of frequent visits by Hollywood’s Clark Gable because he liked to gamble, and a story about Gable and his bride, Carole Lombard, spending their honeymoon in Oatman. However, according to one history buff who wants to get it right, this is all legend. Controversy aside, Oatman is a good destination when you need a break from the blackjack tables at Laughlin (about 45 minutes away). Oatman sits at 2,700 feet, so is often cooler than the desert floor. The gold mines in surrounding hills OATMAN, ARIZ. Jody Parker, a waiter at the Olive Oatman Restaurant and town resident, chats with vis- were shut down in 1942, and today Oatman survives on the itors who are enthralled with the friendly wild burro. Photo by E’Louise Ondash tourist dollar. The destination years later. barely recognizable, by toos — a Mojave custom. A is especially popular with the In 1856, Lorenzo, through accounts of the day. Her skin book about her experience RV crowd and bikers who efforts of a third party, was was dark from sun exposure, became a bestseller of its TURN TO HIT THE ROAD ON 22 reunited with Olive. She was and she had blue facial tat- time.
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Visitors turn you into clean queen This weekend I finally hung the eight family photos I reframed this summer, after I washed the wall behind them. Yesterday I shampooed my living room rug. Today I painted the coffee table, painted a section of the kitchen wall and cabinets, went to three stores to buy special food, hung up a clock and some other general décor around my house. What has finally inspired all this forward movement on projects I have been ignoring for months? Guests. Yep, all I really need to get things done around here is to have a party coming up in three days. Preparation these days requires far more than just cleaning the house.The neglect to my domicile has transcended vacuum and mop. But there is nothing like allowing visitors, even my old friends in the neighborhood, into my home for a gathering to kick me into high gear. My husband is TURN TO SMALL TALK ON 27
Center invites neighbors to meet
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center invites residents to join its growing group of adults that meet for Tuesday Night Out at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe from 6 to 8 p.m. This an opportunity to mix and mingle with new and established home and business owners from around the area. The Inn serves light appetizers, and drinks are available for purchase. For reservations, contact Director of Development for the Community Center Erin Leahey at (858) 7562461 or by e-mail at Eleahey@rsfcc.org. In addition, the center hosts sunset soirees that have become a tradition in the community. These events are held three times a year at a private residence with the next soiree set for Nov. 13. All guests are asked to bring a plated appetizer and bottle of fine wine or beer to share. Call the Community Center for reservations and to obtain directions.
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OCT. 9, 2009
Malbec: from bit player to star of the show The Malbec grape reminds me of a young Clint Eastwood when the actor tried to break into Hollywood as an action star but got lost in the crowded field of cinematic romantic male stars of the era. Instead of struggling for his place in the tinsel-town sun, he went to Italy where an American leading man could stand out and be counted, and made a series of “spaghetti westerns.” He became the movie star he always wanted to be by leaving his home and making his mark elsewhere. Here’s the link between Eastwood and Malbec. This luscious grape is from Bordeaux, France. There it was just a bit player in a cast of heavyweights like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and many more. Winemakers who chose to develop vineyards in the new world of Argentina’s only productive appellation of Mendoza were on the lookout for something that would put them on the map, and it was this minor French player, Malbec. The grape loves the higher attitudes of the nearby Andes. Most vineyards are at
Taste of Wine 2,500 feet and above, with January temperatures at 75 degrees (due to opposite seasons). This condition unlocks the extraordinary flavor. The explosion of Malbec in the U.S. can be compared to the fast ascension of Merlot in the ‘90s. Argentina is now the fourth-largest importer of wines to America by volume, just behind Italy, France and Australia, rising 800 percent since 2000.This is a $10 to $20 bottle of wine — a bargain! The 2006 Catena Zapata Malbec is a product of the Catena family of Mendoza, a richly endowed region in Argentina, best suited for Malbec. Very little rain falls on their vineyards, but when it does, it is close to the critical harvest from January to April. The soil is alluvial, or highly mineralized.The high temperatures at this altitude make for softer tannins. High alco-
hol is an issue for the Catenas, so they ferment their wines in outside, open tanks so that the morning air forces out and dilutes the alcohol content down to the desired 14 percent. “We are dedicated to unlocking the secrets of our land,” said Nicolas Catena, the present owner. His forefather, Nicola Catena, sailed from Italy to Argentina in 1898, to find the promised land in Mendoza. He planted his first Malbec in 1902, believing that this bit player French blending grape could thrive in the new world environment. Nicolas, a chemist and University of California graduate, with experience in the Napa Valley, took control of the vineyards in the 1980s and turned the operation from bulk producer to fine wines, concentrating on Malbec and Chardonnay. He explained that “the only way we would make a leap in quality would be by pushing the limits of vine cultivation and taking risks.” Nicolas and daughter Laura have unlocked a Malbec that stands tall with the Andes and the Tango, as Argentina’s gift to the world.
What to do with boring wine I never purposely look for a mediocre tasting wine, but as you and I know, they are out there and in the most unlikely wines.You can always buy a jug wine or “Two-Buck-You-KnowWhat” and know that it’s going to be just-picked grapes fermented in high alcohol. But at times, a wine that has the pedigree, turns out wrong. The next time this happens to you, don’t dump it into the sink, use it to flavor food. We all know that for years, a kitchen cook could buy what was (and still is) known as “cooking wine,” a terrible brew of the worst grapes known to man. Resolve never to buy any of that again, but instead, keep that red or white wine that disappointed when you opened it, and use it to transform fish,pastas, soups, lamb, even desserts, into a wonderfully savory dish. I have been observing an increasing number of restaurants using a wine ingredient as a sauce to raise the level of flavor in their creations, to the point where they are “calling out” what types of wine are added to the entrees. That is a true wine-food pairing. Add
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— Vino 100 in San Marcos presents Zinfandels from Around the World from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9. Cost is $15 per person. Details are available by calling (760) 591-9113. — WineSellar and Brasserie in San Diego’s Sorrento Valley is planning a Family-Style Italian Wine Tasting and Lunch Sat. Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of value wines are being released from Italy,so try six here for $18 plus $12.50 for optional lunch. Call (858) 450-9557 for more information. — The Prado Restaurant in Balboa Park San Diego hosts the 10th annual Food & Wine Harvest Celebration Oct. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be cooking demos from area chefs, local winemakers with tastings, rustic cheeses, chocolate and champagne as well as live music. Cost is $59.95 each. Call (619) 557-9441, ext. 203 for tickets. — San Diego State TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON 25
C’bad man pleads guilty to playground sex acts with minor By Randy Kalp
CARLSBAD — A 24-yearold man accused of a sexual assault on an underage teenage girl on the grounds of a local elementary school accepted a plea agreement Sept. 28 that will keep him out of prison. In accordance to his plea agreement, Leo Burns Welnick will receive 365 days in county jail relating to a June 25 incident at Magnolia Elementary School with a then-15-year-old Carlsbad girl who prosecutors said was forced to give Welnick oral sex. Welnick, of Carlsbad, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of oral copulation by a person over 21 on someone under the age of 16 and false imprisonment. His sentencing date is scheduled for Oct. 28. A decision will be made at that time as to whether Welnick will be ordered to register as a sex offender for life. Deputy District Attorney Elisabeth Silva said in a phone interview that she would be arguing for lifetime sexual offender registration. Two felony charges — forcible oral copulation and kidnapping — were dismissed in lieu of his plea deal, Silva
said. Welnick had faced more Patton, couldn’t be reached to ing, Patton, in his successful no prior criminal record and than 10 years in prison if con- comment on the plea agree- argument for a bail reduction, suffers from bipolar disorder. victed of all charges, the pros- ment. told the judge his client has Welnick remains in cusecutor said. At the preliminary hear- strong family ties to the area, tody. The case was set to go to trial on the day Welnick pleaded guilty. Silva said there were a number of different considerations that went into the deal, which included protecting the victim from having to testify at trial. “The victim in that case is pretty young and vulneraWith the holidays just around the corner, let our professional ble, and I didn’t want to have interior designers help you pull it all together. to put her through it,” Silva said. At a July 23 preliminary hearing, the victim testified Juliane Broadway ASID, she and her female teenage Meridee Johnson IDS/CID friend, also a minor, were havProfessional designers with ing a conversation on the over 45 years experience! school’s grounds about performing oral sex, when they noticed Welnick approaching with his dog. Stack Chest Eventually, the victim’s by Century Furniture friend left to take a phone call at which time the victim said List: $11,115 Welnick and her were alone. $ Soon after, the victim testified Welnick took her to a more secluded section of the school grounds and forced her to perform oral sex on him. manufacturer’s list pricing everyday Welnick’s attorney, Brad • Harden • Hancock & Moore • Sherrill • Stanley • Hooker • Bradington Young • Karastan • Maitland Smith and many more
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A report for the week of Sept. 22, 2009 to Sept. 29, 2009 CASHED OUT Someone
reportedly stole more than $1,500 from a vehicle parked on 15th Street in Del Mar sometime after 7 p.m. Sept. 24. YUKON STOLEN A GMC Yukon valued at $35,000 was reportedly stolen from Neptune Avenue in Encinitas sometime after 7 p.m. Sept. 24. CAR BURGLARIZED A vehicle parked on Camino Del Mar in Del Mar was reportedly burglarized between 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Sept. 25. BIG TIME FRAME An Encinitas residence on Regal Road was reportedly burglarized sometime between 11 a.m. Sept. 25 and 6 a.m. Sept. 26. SUCH A TOOL Someone reportedly stole tools from a vehicle parked on Via Sabinas in Carlsbad sometime during the evening of Sept. 23. TOO CLICHE The 7-Eleven on West San Marcos Boulevard was reportedly robbed around 10:40 p.m. Sept. 28.
Someone reportedly robbed White Cup Frozen Yogurt on South Las Posas Road in San Marcos of $350 around 1:40 p.m. Sept. 24. BROAD DAYLIGHT A 32year-old man was reportedly robbed around 1 p.m. Sept. 22 on Viewpoint Drive at San Marcos Boulevard in San Marcos. OUT OF TUNE A vehicle
parked on Via Vera Cruz in San Marcos was reportedly burglarized of nearly $1,000 worth of musical equipment around 9:15 p.m. Sept. 27. UPROOTED Ades and Gish Nurseries on North Twin Oaks Valley Road was reportedly burglarized sometime between 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26 of $4,500 in property including $3,000 in irrigation equipment. ONE AND ONLY An Oceanside residence on North Nevada Street was reportedly burglarized sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 of a laptop computer, two diamond rings and a Newcastle keg piggy bank. VISTA ROBBERY A strong arm robbery reportedly occurred around 6 p.m. Sept. 27 on North Santa Fe Avenue in Vista.
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Spiro Edward Germenis is clients falsified financial statewanted for his alleged orchestration ments showing excellent investof a “Ponzi” scheme, which led to ment returns, which led to more him being charged with violating investment money from his vicfederal fraud by wire laws in 2007. tims. Germenis was born Oct. 28 in New The fraud collapsed when one York. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and of his largest investors sought to weighs about 220 pounds. withdraw money from one of the Germenis established an hedge funds. Together, more than SPIRO GERMENIS investment management and advi25 victims lost over $8 million. sory business which was based in New York. Germenis disappeared in 2006. He created various hedge funds and Germenis drove to JFK Airport in New York expanded his business by attracting new and boarded a flight to Greece after lying to investors through networking groups. his family about his intentions. He has not Germenis eventually lost substantial sums been seen or heard from since. If you know of money due to poor investment choices of this man’s whereabouts, contact the nearand gambling. He then allegedly sent his est FBI office.
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RANCHO SANTA FE — This year’s American Society of Interior Designers’ Kitchen Tour ’09 will offer a one-day self-guided tour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10. It showcases nine kitchens, including costconscious remodels to extensive great room renovations to innovative new construction. Tour sites are located in Carlsbad, Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe and San Diego. Tickets are $25. For information, call the ASID Information Line at (858) 6469896 or visit www.ASIDSan Diego.org. M. Enid Arckless, of Rancho Santa Fe, combined a former La Jolla kitchen and dining room into one large, resplendent kitchen. In Rancho Santa Fe, designer Afshan Rahmati, remodeled a 1980s-era kitchen into a larger, grander space with Old World finishes to match the existing home.
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CRIME LOG Compiled by Randy Kalp The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of Sept. 22, 2009 to Sept. 29, 2009
ENCINITAS Petty Theft 4, Burglary 1, Vandalism 3, Assault 1, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0 DEL MAR Petty Theft 0, Burglary 1, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 1, Burglary 1, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0 CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA Petty Theft 0, Burglary 1, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 3, Burglary 5, Vandalism 2, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0 SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 0, Burglary 5, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 6, Robbery 3 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 3, Burglary 11, Vandalism 8, Assault 2, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 1 VISTA Petty Theft 3, Burglary 5, Vandalism 2, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0
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Seyyed Nasser Alavi Loftabad Battery, Unlawful Penetration, 2005
Ricardo Reyes Attempted Murder 2001
Brandon Scott Ellis Conspiracy September 2008
Julio Cesar JacoboCuriel Murder San Marcos, 2008
Gerardo M. Gomez Attempted Murder December 2004
Imedo Molina Laurel Murder December 2005
Jose A. Lopez Attempted Murder December 2004
Ricardo Persona Rape, Child Molestation San Diego, Jan. 1997
Julio Romero Child Molestation Ramona, 2005
Arturo G. Gomez Rape with Force San Diego, May 2007
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In San Diego there are certain events that hold special meaning to each community. I know you might be thinking Del Mar’s Opening Day here, but there is another event that surpasses that day ... at least for me. Now you must remember as I write this, I am not a reporter. I am a columnist. I write about social happenings in Rancho Santa Fe, with a bit of my opinion thrown in there. That’s just what a columnist does. And, as a social columnist, isn’t it only fitting that my favorite event of the year is The Country Friends Fashion Show? Don’t think weak, think strong. Think beautiful, sophisticated women raising money to help the less unfortunate. Think brilliant organizing and wonderful, behindthe-scenes partners, like the Rotary Club volunteers. Since 1954, this wonderful organization has been hosting what has become the largest outdoor fashion show on the West Coast. Think “Sex and the City” here. Think New York without the skyscrapers and the humidity. Imagine Fashion Week arriving to one of the wealthiest upscale communities in Southern California. Now insert that into one glorious day and you have the best day event to attend in San Diego happening in my favorite community. Every year, my best friends and I head out for a fun luncheon at Mille Fleurs (just so you know I did see
Date: 09/29/2009; Amount: $1,700,000; Lender: Charles Schwab Bank Na; Buyer: Kent & Patricia Newmark; Address: 6124 El Tordo, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,677,065; Land: $774,029; Tax: $17,945.76; Features: 0 bed, 0 bath, 0 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $697,500; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.
LOVELY LADIES Dana Erfani, fashion designer Janice Jaraicie, and
MOVIE NIGHT Chloe Temple, Jackson Tuck and Matthew Sorge enjoy Movie Night at The Inn. Photo by Machel Penn
Jill Sorge at The Country Friends Fashion Show. Photo by Machel Penn
Date: 09/28/2009; Amount: $1,934,593; Buyer: National Cty Bk; Address: 7762 Camino Sin Puente, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,056,430; Land: $837,530; Tax: $17,032.66; Features: 4-car garage, 5 bed, 6.5 bath, 5372 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.
Date: 09/23/2009; Amount: $917,000; Lender: Wells Fargo Bank; Buyer: Neil & Joanne Powers; Address: 3935 Via Valle Verde, Solana Beach; Assessed: $829,500; Land: $656,442; Tax: $8,517.04; Built: 1970; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2003 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $610,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Variable.
Date: 09/16/2009; Amount: $1,460,000; Buyer: J P Morgan Chase Bank Na; Address: 8025 La Milla, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,773,530; Land: $1,099,702; Tax: $40,033.64; Features: 4-car garage, 5 bed, 6 bath, 8785 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.
FASHIONABLE FRIENDS Karian Forsyth and friends right after LOVING LEMONADE Abigail Graves, Alexis Hanlon, Sophie Graves the fashion show. Photo by Machel Penn
Sharon Stone there this week!) to enjoy the most fabulous leafy green and lobster salads, fine wine and good conversation. The new trend is to merge groups of friends onto one table so you have one large bubbly group of women in one sitting. This is not a day to choose the conservative dress or to be shy. This is a day where you must put it all out there and
shine. I hate to throw some attitude to good ol’ New York City, but Southern California is known for their gorgeous weather, but most of all the beautiful women. Can you say, “400-beauties-of-all-agesunder-one-tent-in-one placewhile-watching-skinny-models-shine-in-the-hottest-fashions-like-Pucci-and-Donna Karan?” This is a day when
and Zoe Kennedy looking gorgeous on a Sunday afternoon. Photo by Machel Penn
women come together. Women enjoy being feminine and fashionable, while raising money for charities through The Country Friends. This is a day when I can feel excited to live in this community. I am just thrilled every year to attend. One must grab on to their own surroundings and make their own moments grand. No need to fly to New York on Fashion Week when we have our own wonderful show right here under the eucalyptus trees. Congratulations to everyone that helped with this years The Country Friends Fashion Show. This year’s production had an upbeat quality that kept the women in the audience enthusiastic as each designer line took center stage. The heat didn’t stop anyone from coming out this year to enjoy my favorite day. Now ... it looks like I have 363 days and counting to find a new dress for next year’s most fabulous day.
Friends Show finally arrived. I managed to capture some wonderful pictures of some of the women that attended the event. San Diego’s very own celebrity fashion designer Janice Jaraicie joined Dana Irfani and Jill Sorge in a gorgeous shot of the three of them right before the music started. My favorite designer for the day was Donna Karan. I just always love her sleek elegant lines with that touch of downtown style. I ran into Karian Forsyth, one of my favorite residents in the Ranch. I nominated her last year in my column for having “the best feet in Rancho Santa Fe.” She posed for a lovely shot with two of her best friends On Sept. 25, The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held its movie night at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The director of the center, Pamela Meistrell, started the evening off by introducing the featured movie for the
PRIZE PUCCI Maggie Cuddy, Rebecca Frankes, winner of Pucci bag drawing Catherine Hoglam, Eddie Around Town G. and Rachel Boyd, celebrate afterward at Mille Fleurs. Photo by Machel Penn On Sept. 24, The Country
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New children’s show features ‘Becka and the Big Bubble’ COAST CITIES — Sister-brother team Gretchen Schomer Wendel and Adam Schomer have followed the national success of their children’s book series “Becka and the Big Bubble” with a new, half-hour television show that begins airing for one week at noon Oct. 12 through Oct. 16 on KPBS TV. ADAM Based on SCHOMER the books, the show is a mix of animation
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plus live host Adam Schomer, with educational travel adventures. The goal of the books and the television show is to teach children about confidence and travel, according to Wendel. The books and TV show are illustrated by Damon Renthrope. Becka travels the world on a big bubble, introducing youngsters to the new places and people she meets along the way. Gretchen Schomer Wendel is co-author of “Becka and The Big Bubble” books. A writer and full-time
mother, Wendel lives in North County with her husband, Hal, and two children, Clayton and Megan who “love to hear about the places and people Becka meets while traveling the world on her big bubble.” Wendel grew GRETCHEN SCHOMER up in WENDEL Michigan. Following her graduation from Michigan State University, Gretchen moved
to San Francisco, where she reported for and produced “Everybody's Angels.” She has worked as a fundraiser and is an advocate for parks preservation. Local youngsters have become Becka fans, having seen Wendel’s frequent readings at local bookstores and at several local libraries including the Encinitas branch of the San Diego County Library. As well as co-author of “Becka and The Big Bubble” books, Adam Schomer is an actor/comedian. A former Ivy-league soc-
cer player, Schomer lives in Los Angeles where he coaches children’s soccer and pursues his career in writing/acting. When he isn’t writing sketch comedy, doing voice-overs, or coaching soccer, Schomer is helping invent new adventures for Becka. Schomer is a graduate of Cornell University and the Second City Detroit Improv/Sketch Conservatory. As the co-creator of the “Becka and The Big Bubble” books, he has written more than eight children’s books and founded i2i Publishing.
Date: 09/16/2009; Amount: $1,550,000; Lender: Us Bank Na; Buyer: Benjamin & Christine Galdston; Address: 6320 La Valle Plateada, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,650,000; Land: $1,434,000; Tax: $23,585.58; Built: 1962; Features: 2-car garage, 4 bed, 4 bath, 4299 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $975,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Variable.
Date: 09/16/2009; Amount: $630,000; Lender: Us Bank Na; Buyer: Laurel Barry; Address: 4075 Avenida Brisa, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $652,318; Land: $449,876; Tax: $6,736.26; Built: 1985; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2062 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $441,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Variable.
Date: 09/15/2009; Amount: $1,813,500; Buyer: Union Bank Na; Address: 5840 Lago Lindo, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,300,000; Land: $1,920,000; Tax: $31,351.08; Built: 1965; Features: 2-car garage, 4 bed, 6 bath, 4654 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.
Date: 09/15/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Ginger Hill; Address: Aliso Canyon Rd., Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $238,049; Land: $104,761; Tax: $2,725.78; Built: 1970; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2 bath, 2232 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.
Date: 09/14/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Majid & Neda Noorani; Address: 18233 Via Ambiente, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,848,380; Land: $1,048,380; Tax: $11,446.12; Features: 4-car garage, 6 bed, 6.5 bath, 8478 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.
Date: 09/08/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Wells Fargo Bank; Buyer: Bruce & Gail Erickson; Address: 18463 Calle La Serra, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,835,434; Land: $1,733,826; Tax: $39,964.74; Built: 2003; Features: 3-car garage, 4 bed, 5 bath, 6048 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $2,000,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Variable. Date: 09/04/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Stuart & Joan Rubin; Address: 18211 Via De Sueno, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: TURN TO SOLD ON 31
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OCEANSIDE — An elementary school principal accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from the Oceanside Unified School District pleaded not guilty to multiple grand theft charges Sept. 22. Paulette Dastrup Thompson, 59, is charged with nine counts of grand theft and one count of using someone else’s personal identification in connection to thefts over a four-year period from the district and Parent Teacher Organization. If convicted, Thompson faces up to nine years in
Lombard said they felt the questions and concerns were strong enough to warrant an investigation. At that point, Lombard said the school district, as part of its policy, handed over the case to an outside investigator, who also found some issues with the financial records. Finally, the case was given to the Oceanside Police Department and then the district attorney’s office, he said. Lombard said Thompson has been with the district since 1989. He said she started as a teacher and worked her way up. Before moving
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DEL MAR — Council members began the process to update the city’s smoking ordinance at the Sept. 21 meeting, but at staff’s request, continued the item until Oct. 5. Planning Manager Adam Birnbaum said he was prepared to introduce a “fairly detailed” document but requested more time to cross reference it with other sections of the municipal code and make it more comprehensive. Meanwhile, staff will make minor changes to the
amended ordinance to include input provided during the Sept. 21 meeting. The city’s existing smoking ordinance was adopted in 1993. Although it has been amended several times, portions are outdated. The amended code, prompted by requests to prohibit smoking in outdoor cafes, will include restrictive state laws that have been implemented since the city last made changes. In July, council members discussed a list of options for inclusion in the ordinance, which will expand the locations where smoking is
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Judi Strang of the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth disagreed, saying decoy operations in Del Mar have resulted in sales to minors. Eliminated from the draft ordinance was a provision that would have established smokers’ outposts on private property. “The rationale for this was that … smoking is an addictive activity,” Birnbaum said. “There will be people who will continue to want to smoke. We want to make sure TURN TO SMOKING ON 27
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into her recent role as principal at Reynolds Elementary, Lombard said Thompson had also been a principal at San Luis Rey Elementary. She was placed on paid administrative leave in February, Lombard said. However, once the criminal charges were filed, her status changed to unpaid leave. Lombard said his records showed Thompson was criminally charged Aug. 31. A decision regarding Thompson’s future employment with Oceanside Unified School District has not been made yet, Lombard said.
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prison. Currently, she remains free on bond. At her arraignment hearing Sept. 22 in downtown San Diego Superior Court, Judge David Szumowski set a readiness conference for Nov. 3 and a preliminary hearing for Dec. 1. Steve Lombard, a spokesman for Oceanside Unified School District, said representatives from the PTO at Reynolds Elementary School came across discrepancies in their books that they had concerns about. After the school district reviewed the information,
DEL MAR — A convicted con artist accused of defrauding an investor of $250,000 will have to stand trial on an identity theft charge, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled Sept. 24. After binding over Gary Paul Wilson on a single count of using the personal identification information of another, Judge Timothy Casserly increased Wilson’s bail by $1 million to $2 million. When questioned about the bail increase by Wilson’s attorney, Herb Weston, Casserly cited the defendant’s prior conviction for the same charge in 2004 out of Orange County as part of his reason. Prosecutors allege Wilson used a forwarded email from a highly respected law firm to lure real estate developer Donald Oster into his scheme. Oster testified he was reassured in his decision to go forward with the “high risk investment” because Wilson said the Billy Graham Association was investing $5 million into the defendant’s company, NBA-E, and that Wilson had the law firm Latham and Watkins in his corner as evidenced by the two forwarded e-mails, which Wilson altered, from the law firm. Additionally, Oster testified he thought he and Wilson were friends. He said Wilson TURN TO THEFT ON 22
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Hoteliers propose city fee for marketing By Bianca Kaplanek
DEL MAR — The cost to stay in a Del Mar hotel could increase slightly,but on a percentage basis, overall fees charged to visitors would be the same or less than those charged by some surrounding cities. Hoteliers in the city have been discussing the formation of some type of marketing district to help promote themselves and the city. At the Sept. 21 meeting, City Council members heard details of a Tourism Business Improvement District that would add a 1 percent fee to hotel bills. The money would be used for marketing campaigns and downtown commercial improvements. According to the Property and Business Improvement District Act of 1994, districts can be formed for up to five years, which is what the Del Mar hotel operators are requesting. Funds can only be spent for the benefit of the assessed businesses, which in this case are the hotels.Requirements include a written management plan, which has been prepared, and an annual report to City Council. The district is also subject to the Brown Act and Public Records Act. “So it’s a very open process and there’s every ability to track what’s happening with the money and TURN TO FEE ON 21
High-end shopping spree for winners RANCHO SANTA FE — Twelve lucky ladies traveled from Rancho Santa Fe via limousine to Beverly Hills for a weekend of shopping and dining experiences Oct. 6 through Oct. 8 as winners of the Shop ‘Til You Drop auction. The winners spent two days of exclusive shopping opportunities from designer boutiques such as Gucci, Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton, which included, as repeat shoppers know, some very special treatment. Pampering continued as the women spent time getting spa treatments at the Montage Spa and dinner at the private Chef’s Table. Upon their arrival to Beverly Hills, the shoppers had lunch and a VIP treatment spending the whole day at Saks Fifth Avenue. The assistance of personal shoppers, special treats and make-up sessions rounded out this year’s Shop ‘Til You Drop!
Lagoon supporters flock together for gala RANCHO SANTA FE — More than 275 donors, birders, educators and guests gathered Sept. 26 at Clear Spring Farm in Rancho Santa Fe for a lofty purpose. They came together to celebrate and support the environmental education program of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy at the biennial Birds of a Feather gala. “It is wonderful to see so many community members here tonight supporting a program that impacts nearly 2,000 children annually,” said Tara Tuad, education director for the conservancy. “With the current state of the environment, I can’t think of a better gift than providing an opportunity for children to connect with nature, and making them aware of the importance of protecting our remaining natural resources. I am extremely
TITLE HERE Loren Nancarrow, master of ceremonies, joined Elizabeth Keadle, who hosted the Sept. 26 San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Birds of a Feather gala. Courtesy photo
grateful to the dozens of volun- well as the dozens of volunteers teer docents who inspire the who helped make this event HONORED VOLUNTEERS Honorees Barbara Moore and Bob Chaddock celebrated their awards at the recent San Elijo Lagoon children on nature walks in the TURN TO LAGOON ON 25 Conservancy Birds of a Feather gala. Courtesy photo lagoon throughout the year, as
Natural solutions can help to knock out insomnia It’s 2 a.m. and you still can’t sleep a wink. You toss and turn and you can’t stop thinking about work, family, money, or what you need to do tomorrow. All of these stressors can thwart your attempts towards a good night’s rest. If you find yourself spending too much time trying to fall asleep, or if you wake up feeling tried and cranky in the morning, then you might be experiencing insomnia. Signs that you may be experiencing sleeping problems: — Taking a long time — more than 30 to 45 minutes — to fall asleep. — Waking up many times each night. — Waking up early and being unable to get back to sleep. — Waking up feeling tired, and unable to function well during the day. Poor sleep affects our health. People who have poor nighttime sleep are more likely to have attention and memory problems, a depressed mood, excessive daytime sleepiness, more nighttime falls, and use more over-thecounter or prescription sleep aids.
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— Avoid large meals and beverages before bedtime. A large meal can cause indigestion that interferes with sleep. Also, digestion takes energy that prevents you from a well-rested sleep.
A sleepy invitation Stick to a sleeping schedule. Set your internal clock by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day — even on weekends. Sticking to a sleeping schedule will get you back into a proper sleeping rhythm. Don’t take naps after 3 p.m. Napping can boost your brain and energy power, but
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Supporters bake up a tasty fundraiser PET OFTHE WEEK RANCHO SANTA FE — The icing is on the cake for the annual membership event for DreamKeepers, supporters of the Family Recovery Center in Oceanside. This year, to help inform the community about the needs and mission of the Family Recovery Center, DreamKeepers will host Cakes, Cakes and More Cakes from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at the Fairbanks Ranch home of Jeannie and Gerry Ranglas. Reservations must be made by Oct. 12 by calling (858) 756-6993 or emailing info@frcdreamkeep-
ers.org. This year’s chairwomen are Debbie Weiner and Lori Belli. There will be a selection of a baker’s dozen of decadent chocolate cakes from bakers throughout the county for sampling and with an opportunity to drawing to win and take one home. In additional, a dessert cooking demonstration will be presented by Eugenio Martignago and Jamie Taylor, executive pastry chefs from Bistro West in Carlsbad. Bakeries donating cakes for the event include Extraordinary Desserts, Heidi Rogers Cakes,
Elizabethan Desserts, It’s a Piece of Cake, Thyme in the Ranch, Champagne Bakery and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Guests are requested to bring a donation of a baby item for the Family Recovery Center nursery. Many infants reside there with their mothers and the need is endless. Suggested donations include diapers (all sizes), onesies, baby teethers and rattles, baby wipes, socks bibs, pacifiers, fitted sheets for toddler and standard crib mattresses, sleep positioners for cribs, crib-size blankets, bottles and bottle brushes and sippy cups.
The center assists women who are learning to choose more positive lifestyles and permits them opportunities to unify their family through education and self-awareness programs. DreamKeepers works to provide essential needs to the center through membership events, cash and clothing donations, educational opportunities and special project campaigns. In the past, DreamKeepers has helped in remodeling the facilities kitchen, nursery, bedrooms, dining room and child development center.
Mindy is a 3-yearold, spayed, female, domestic folk art feline. She is clever and clean with litter box duties, and enjoys the thrills of the great indoors. She’s now available from Helen Woodward Animal Center for an adoption fee of $65. All pets adopted from the center have been spayed or neutered, have up-todate vaccinations and microchip identification. Helen Woodward Animal Center kennels are open everyday from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applications accepted until 5:45 p.m. at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, call (858) 756-4117, option No. 1 or log on to www.animalcenter.org.
Wine and food events set to savor RANCHO SANTA FE — The Grand Del Mar offers a line-up of wine events for the fall season. The first event will be a cooking class, “Wines For Fall Feasts,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct.14. Fall brings a yearning for rich, hearty reds such as Syrah-based and Cabernetbased blends. These, and also richer white wines from Burgundy, will get center attention from Wine Director Jesse Rodriguez with autumnal food pairings. Part of The Grand Del Mar Culinary Series, this twohour workshop features a wine reception, culinary demonstration, take-home recipes and plenty of sipping and tasting.
Cost is $75 per person; $115 per couple. The second annual Winemaker Quintet at Addison is scheduled with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Rodriguez invites a few of his esteemed friends to come together and create an inspired evening of food, wine and laughter. A quintet of winemakers pair their wine selections with a collaborative five-course, Mediterranean-inspired menu created by Chef William Bradley and Guest Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, James Beard Award Winner for “Best Chef: Southwest.” To reserve a space, call (858) 314-2000.
Torrey Pines student snags top state science prize CARMEL VALLEY — Torrey Pines High School junior Marci Rosenberg was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Young Scientist” Award by the California Association of Professional Scientists at a luncheon ceremony at the Sacramento Zoo’s Kampala Center on Sept. 22. One of three finalists for the Outstanding Young Scientist award, Marci, 16, was selected for her project titled “Bioremediation: Comparison of Conditional Changes on Rate of Oil
Degradation,” which examined the most effective ways to protect water sources from oil spills. Marci specifically focused on how naturally occurring bacteria is able to break down different oils. She concluded that an increase in bacteria leads to an increased rate of oil degradation. She received a $1,000 scholarship award and the two runner-ups were given $500 scholarships. CAP sponsors the statewide program to recognize the top science students among middle and high schools.
RSF Community Concert launches new season RANCHO SANTA FE — Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe has launched its new season that will run through May 2010. This summer, the group sent several program selection delegates to the annual Live on Stage conference, “Passion in Performance” held in Nashville. President Jan Clark, Concert Manager Sharon McDonald and Assistant Treasurer Ruby Edman were among those attending. This year, 36 artists auditioned with 15-minute showcases. The group plans to select four new
delegates for the next event. “Due to the depth of international talent presented by Live on Stage,it will be very difficult to select only four performances for the 2010-2011 season,” McDonald said. All types of music are represented, from classical to bluegrass, Broadway to folk. The new season will feature an opening concert of two pianos played by husband and wife duo Davide Cabassi and Tatiana Larionove at 7 p.m.Oct. 9. All concerts will be held in TURN TO CONCERT ON 23
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and form and color.” Rice faced her first major hurdle as resident architect and project supervisor when a truckers strike would have halted construction had it not been for the willingness of female staff to get up from behind their desks and behind the steering wheel of trucks to move building materials. “Everyone pitched in to get the job done,” Welch said. “It’s very telling that they did-
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decision making,” said John Lambeth of Civitas Advisors, which specializes in the formation of business and tourism districts. Lambeth has been working with local hotel operators to develop the program. The management plan includes the budget,objectives, services provided, assessment methodology and all rules and regulations. It must be approved by those paying 50 percent or more of the assessment. Thomas Mackey, co-owner of the Del Mar Inn, said all five hotel operators in the city are on board. The assessment, which would not apply to stays longer than 31 days or by government employees, would be collected monthly with the transient occupancy tax, or TOT.The city would receive a fee for that col-
of road repaving in the area in light of the current economy and recent state budget shortfalls. In April, county staff attended the Association’s Road and Traffic Committee meeting and explained the system the county uses to evaluate
its roads and prioritize them for a repaving and maintenance schedule. Shortly after this, however, the state budget reduced funding and the Association would like to know where it now stands. A second letter is also
being sent asking the state to “get tough” with contractors who do sloppy work repairing roads after new lines are installed underground or other such repair work on county roads. “The repair work needs to get done properly,” Director
Dick Doughty said. “This is the genesis of where the repairs fall by the wayside.” The board also approved a boundary adjustment between the Zagara property and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, known as the Ewing Preserve.
The Art Jury reviewed the proposed boundary adjustment on Aug. 21 and recommended the approval. Staff concurred and the board approved the adjustment at its Oct. 1 meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 15.
n’t have an attitude,‘It’s not my job.’” Rice eventually built a permanent home at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe called the Wisteria Cottage. “She lived on one side of the cottage and her female staff which included architects, draftswomen and support staff on the other side,” Welch said. “To relieve stress, architect Olive Chadeayne would clean pans while Lilian played the piano.” Rice was also one of the first trustees of the Rancho
Santa Fe School District. In 1935, Rice hired Leonard Neal as the lead draftsman for her work designing San Dieguito Union High School (now San Dieguito Academy). Their office was located on the bottom floor of the building at La Granada and Paseo Delicias. He lived in the apartments above. In correspondence to his bride in Santa Monica Neal wrote, “My dear girlywig ... There are a very nice group of people down here, not particularly good looking … Miss Rice
is a very sweet old dear.” Rice died Dec. 22, 1938, of ovarian cancer. She was 49. Her grief-stricken mother, a widow, died eight months later. “Rice’s life is important because she was a pioneer as a female architect, not only surviving but thriving in a male dominated profession during the Great Depression,” Welch said. “Her story will resonate with, and hopefully inspire, those who wish to follow a similar professional path. It will also be of value to those interested in women’s history, the
history of San Diego’s built environment and the determination of the human spirit.” Welch will present a lecture about Lilian J. Rice at the historic Riford Library at 7555 Draper Ave. in La Jolla from 6
to 7:30 p.m.Oct.23.She will feature more than 200 images, set to period music from the 1930s, showcasing Rice’s architecture. RSVP to Catherine Greene at (858) 552-1657. For more information, visit dianewelch.com
Should a fire occur, the Association also urges residents have an emergency plan in place. Items to consider should include: — Identify at least two exit routes from your neighborhood — Know the location of safe zones and evacuation centers — Make a list of important
items that cannot be left behind — Prepare an emergency supply kit — Consider how you will transport your pets — Make a contingency plan should you not be home when wildfire threatens — Register all phone numbers and e-mail addresses with AlertSanDiego, San Diego
County’s mass emergency notification system at www.alertsandiego.org. The fire safety information will be mailed to residents within the next two weeks.“Let’s be over-cautious,” Beckman said. “Being prepared for wildfires before they happen is in everyone’s best defense.”
hand out comment cards. At the Oct. 1 Association meeting, Holler reported, “Overall the majority were supportive of improvements.” He stated that most were in favor of either the second or third concept. Next, staff will take these comments into consideration and will start to consider specific design orders. “This is a priority,” President Bill Beckman said. “Let’s keep it moving forward.”
lection. The assessment would increase Del Mar’s TOT to 12.5 percent, making it the same as San Diego and one-half percent lower than neighboring Solana Beach. The Encinitas and Carlsbad TOT is 10 percent. Carlsbad adds a $1-per-room improvement district fee. Lambeth said the hoteliers are proposing the district because there is currently no city funding for tourism promotion. The district would be a subcommittee of the Del Mar Village Association, which would handle administrative duties. Lambeth described the $130,000 annual budget as “fairly modest.” He said 75 percent would go toward tourism promotion, 12.5 percent would be used for commercial zone improvements and the remaining 12.5 percent would be for administrative support. “In general, this sounds like a good idea but I’d like to
know a little more about the details,” Councilman Don Mosier said. “This should not have a lot of administrative costs for such a small investment. “I’d really like that kind of budget detail spelled out so we know who’s doing what and where the money’s going,” he said. “It only takes so many people and so much time to allocate spending $125,000. And that’s not a lot of people and not a lot of time.” Local cities that have formed similar districts include San Diego and Chula Vista, with annual budgets of $30 million and $650,000, respectively. Lambeth said he hoped to introduce a resolution of intent at the Oct. 26 council meeting. A public hearing would be held Dec. 7, with a final hearing Jan. 18, 2010. He said if all goes as planned, assessment collection would begin Feb. 1. Council members request-
ed more details, including an outline of administrative costs, before the Oct. 26 meeting. They also wanted to give the public an opportunity to provide input. Councilman Mark Filanc also supported the plan, but asked how the hotel operators planned to measure the success of the program. His colleague, Richard Earnest, said he believed the program could only help hotel operators. “You’re not going to introduce something that’s going to hurt your business,” Earnest said. “I’m sure they’ve thought this through. “We have an unusual cause and effect that we can use here because right now we’re spending zero dollars on tourist attraction,” he added. “So I’ve got to think that unless we’re compete dunces that this money’s going to increase it in some way — not measurable, but it will be bigger.”
Germania Hotel and to finance the operations of Troop 2000. Haunted Hotel is a “prochildren running around on level” haunt — meaning it is the lawn were asked to take scary. For those of you who their seats with the family have visited before, we have a members. The night was a couple of new and very scary huge success, with higher attractions. But this is an actorattendance compared to last based haunt, so we can tone it year. I snapped a cute shot of down for our younger guests, Chole Tremble, Jackson Tuck or rev it up for the veterans! and Matthew Sorge, while For more information, call they were enjoying their free (858) 481-5453 and ask for popcorn and lemonade, which Igor.” I can’t wait to take was provide by the Rancho Jackson to this fun haunted Santa Fe Community Center. After the movie was over, all SPOOKY FUN A photo from last year’s popular Boys Scouts house event. of the parents chipped in to Haunted House. Courtesy photo help clean up the lawn togeth- that day. How wonderful to evenings of Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, Save the date er.The evening ended perfect- have fun with your girlfriends Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, Oct. 30 Rancho Days is almost at any age. Their exuberance and, yes, Oct. 31 — Halloween. here again. Don’t miss the ly. On Sept. 27, after leaving stayed with me for the rest of The Haunted Hotel is the 100- Chili Cook-off on Friday Oct. the Village Market, I discov- that day Thanks so much for year-old Germania Hotel, 16, sponsored by the Historical ered four gorgeous girls from your sweet lemonade and the located in Pioneer Park, at Society. I will be there myself, the Roger Rowe school selling free cookie. You made my Rancho Santa Fe Road, and along with the prettiest sisters 7th Street in Olivenhain, right in town, Katie and Rosie lemonade and cookies on a Sunday afternoon. On Sept. 28, Christine next to the Olivenhain Town Holcombe, serving up what beautiful Sunday afternoon. I pulled over and chatted with Tiner shared with me some Hall. Admission to the Hotel is should be a hot competition $5, but the Not-Too-Scary between local residents and the girls. They were all smiles “spooky” news: “Boy Scout Troop 2000 is Haunted House (for the little their delicious best recipe. See with that fresh feeling of youth and excitement while they again hosting it’s annual ones) is free, as are the you there. served us lemonade. Abigail Haunted Hotel — and this Halloween cartoons showing Graves, Alexis Hanlon, Sophie year it will be open for six at our Theater-in-the-Woods. If you have a fun event you would like Graves and Zoe Kennedy scary nights — from 6:30 to 10 Proceeds from the event are Machel Penn to cover, contact her at posed for a beautiful picture p.m. on Friday and Saturday used for the renovation of the email@example.com.
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Planning Committee. The board of directors will look at the comments and move forward accordingly. After the presentation, residents were given the opportunity to view the designs at the back of the room. Several board members and Association staff were available to answer questions and
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sunlight exposure is key to regulating daily sleeping patterns. Try to get outside in natural sunlight for at least 30 minutes each day Eat well-balanced meals. Properly fueling your body with the right amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and fats will give your body the energy it needs for the day and the nutrients it needs for a good night’s sleep.
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great opportunity to have people’s input on these projects,” he said. “I’d like to see the collective mind of Del Mar applied to these projects because I think they can be better.” Tensia Trejo, on the other hand, thanked the council for getting the cafes built. “I think the problem is, while the DRB has done a lot of great things, it just takes too long,” she said. “You can sink if you don’t fix your boat in time.” Trejo said people have called her to tell her they like the cafes. “These are the people who come in and leave us their money,” she said. “The people are enjoying it. Let’s just move on and concentrate on something else.” Councilman Don Mosier said although the cafes are not perfect, he thought they were working well.He suggested creating design guidelines that weren’t too constraining and
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and his 10 years of experience representing the Leucadia community on the Planning Commission are invaluable. We are fortunate that he is willing to take on this important job.”
Straighten up ENCINITAS — A group of local health care practitioners will present “Building Stronger Statures,” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Ecke Family YMCA, 200 Saxony Road, sponsored by Posture Biomechanics Foundation. Marcia Tassinari, physical therapist, will show the power of posture affects spine and bone health with free spine curve measurement, posture assessment and height measurement. Find out how to strengthen your posture and straighten up. Call (858) 581-6900 to RSVP or to obtain information.
agreed with Ehrenfeld that the DRB should provide input for larger, more permanent structures. “We need to be a little more careful with the process,” he said.“We need to make sure they get it right the first time and we need to engage the help of the Design Review Board. “The DRB process is not broken.It’s served Del Mar well over the years,” Mosier said.“If it costs one month to get a better project the city’s going to have to live with … for years, then that one month of investment is a good investment.” Councilman Carl Hilliard disagreed. “If we had gone the DRB route, these sidewalk cafes never would have happened … because the DRB process doesn’t work for downtown,” he said. Council members agreed the sidewalk should have been a bit wider by Del Mar Pizza, although Mayor Crystal Crawford said she observed that “choke point”and deemed
pedestrian flow not much worse than it was before the cafe was built. Council was also unanimous in the belief that the cafes on 15th Street couldn’t have been built too much differently given the slope of the street and the requirement to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. They also agreed there were few other areas in town where those issues would create problems. Rather than change the streamlined process, council members opted to refine it. They directed staff to create additional design guidelines. Mosier and Mark Filanc, the council subcommittee, will review plans.Tape will be used to measure pedestrian flow — similar to the way story poles are used to measure height — before a project is built. “I don’t want to fix what I don’t think is broken,” Councilman Richard Earnest said.
thirst, cool off with an ice cream, enjoy lunch and buy souvenirs from shops with names like Fast Fanny’s, Outlaw Willy’s, the Classy Ass and Ace in the Hole. Then there is the annual Great Oatman Bed Race, held in January, “when the streets are overflowing,” Parker said. That festival includes the Chamber Pot Parade (specta-
tors and participants encouraged to wear pajamas), toilet seat toss and burro-calling contest. But mostly, Oatman is just a much appreciated respite from the slot machines and a breath of fresh air.
Mandolina/Lucas & Lewellen. At 6 p.m. Oct. 14 is a Fight Breast Cancer fundraising gathering with five wine tastes and hors d’oeuvres with “Team CC.” From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16, “Wine Down” with live jazz from the Paul Nowell Project. At 5 p.m. Oct. 17, join in on a Blind Wine Tasting Ultimate Challenge.Try eight tastes for $10, and take the challenge for prizes and points for Wine Club members. For more information, call (760) 633-0057
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CARLSBAD — Bolt Public Relations, a boutique Carlsbad-based public relations, social media management and marketing communications agency, announced the addition of Jesse Garner as assistant account executive. In her new role, Garner will be responsible for media relations activities including copywriting, media outreach, branding, publicity and strategy development for clients Wine fun in the healthcare, education ENCINITAS — and technology industries. Winestyles, at 191 N El Camino Real, Suite 103, now Calling all artists offers a comfortable seating ENCINITAS — St.Tropez area where wine-tasters can Bakery & Bistro, in The listen to local musicians and Lumberyard on South Coast dine on light food with their Highway 101, is open to wine flights. artists and photographers From 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10, who would like to display “Meet the Winery” hosts vint- their works in the popular ner Jacob Reitzin as he pours eatery for a month at a time. and discusses the wines of A small portion of the sales
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had planned to buy one of his houses listed for more than $6 million. Oster testified he gave a $250,000 cashier’s check to Wilson. Steven Chinowksy, a partner with Latham and Wilson whose e-mail address and
name were used in the e-mails shown to Oster, testified he never sent the e-mails to Wilson. Sheriff’s Detective Stephen Litwin testified he viewed a surveillance photo of Wilson and another woman depositing the check into their bank account. Litwin said a bank representative informed him that Wilson was the pri-
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ENCINITAS — On Sept. 26, at the annual Rehab Reunion at the Rehabilitation Center at Scripps Encinitas, a plaque recognizing Charleen B. Flood as the founding donor of the neurologic music therapy program was unveiled.At Scripps Encinitas, music is being used to help patients overcome neurological abnormalities, thanks to retired U.S. Air Force Col. Donald L. Flood. Honoring his wife, Charleen, Flood and his family made a gift to launch the neurological music therapy program at the Rehabilitation Center at Scripps Encinitas.
CARLSBAD — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Carlsbad-based Pacific South Coast Chapter announced that Shoebacca, an online shoe company with an office in Carlsbad, has agreed to become a presenting sponsor of the National MS Society’s 2009 Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour, a two-day cycling fund-raiser with 2,500 riders peddling from Orange County to San Diego, Oct. 10 and Oct. 11.
mary account holder. Outside the courtroom, Deputy District Attorney Anna Winn said the woman who was a secondary on the bank account was not charged, nor was she involved in Wilson’s scheme. A bail review and arraignment hearing, at which time a trial date may be set, was scheduled for Oct. 8.
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Dear Sara: I just found out that I’m pregnant, and I want to be prepared for baby expenses. I don’t see the need to spend a lot of money, but it’s difficult to pinpoint where frugality stops and excess begins. It’s such an exciting time. Can you offer a few frugal baby tips? — Rachel, e-mail Dear Rachel: Congratulations! There are many decisions to make when it comes to baby supplies and baby gear. One thing I would not be frugal on is safety, so keep that in mind when buying products. I don’t recommend buying a secondhand car seat unless you know it has not been compromised. If you purchase secondhand gear such as highchairs, toys and playpens, be sure to check for manufacturer recalls.You can find that information on the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov. Diapering: Consider using cloth diapers.They’re not for everyone, but they have Velcro enclosures now that
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make them fairly convenient. Liners make changing much easier. If you opt for disposable diapers, register on manufacturer lists to receive coupons (these are often available at your doctor’s office) and ask around for diaper coupons.You can make homemade baby wipes by cutting a roll of heavy-duty paper towels in half (or your own cloth wipes by using flannel and sherpa or baby washcloths) and adding 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of baby oil and baby wash. Clothing: Ask around, and see whether anyone has any baby clothes they don’t need. You can save a lot of money if you’re willing to clothe your baby in secondhand garments from friends, thrift stores, consignment shops and garage sales. Babies grow quickly, so be practical when it comes to newborns. For example, sleepers instead of fancy outfits would be money spent wisely. Remember that newborns don’t need shoes.That’s a want, not a need. Clothing options are even greater online, where you can swap clothes and buy new and used clothes inexpensively at places such as Freecycle.com, eBay.com, swaphandmedowns.com and swapthing.com. Once your baby has outgrown the clothes, you can swap or resell them. Stay wine is provided by Northern Trust when the doors open at 6:15 p.m. Coffee and dessert are available during intermission. Finally, for patrons contributing over and above the ticket price, there is an afterconcert party at a private residence. Subscription information may be obtained by calling Jan Clark at (858) 7564000, e-mailing janclark04@ yahoo.com or visiting www. communityconcertsofranchosantafe.com.
organized, and make a list of basic nursery necessities to prevent impulsive purchases. Feeding: Consider breastfeeding instead of bottle-feeding.If you prefer to bottle-feed, be sure to register with the formula company for free samples or ask your obstetrician for samples.You can also make your own baby food. I recommend the book “Super Baby Food” by Ruth Yaron (F.J. Roberts, 1998). If you plan to buy baby food, use coupons to lower the cost. Unnecessary items: It’s easy to splurge on baby items. If you want to stay on budget, don’t forget that some items just aren’t necessary.You don’t need a wipes warmer, Diaper Genie, tons of baby toys, baby detergent or even a changing table, if you think about it. However, only you can decide what you don’t want to live without. Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www.frugalvillage.com), a Web site that offers practical, money-saving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or e-mail email@example.com.
New business programs at Ranch’s community center By Erin Leahey
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Community Center serves more than 3,000 residents of the greater Rancho Santa Fe area. Its mission is to “enhance the spirit and benefits of community life through programs, events and services.” To meet the needs of our growing community, the Community Center has added a new Business Associate program for local businesses. A Premium Business Associate membership at $250 per year includes: — Business included in all electronic and mail communications — Attend bi-annual business network socials — Opportunity to learn about upcoming events and comarketing opportunities — Special discounted rate for all facility rentals, a $30 discount for each — Business name listed on Community Center’s membership section of its Web site — Opportunity to partner on special one-time events
— Includes the membership rate for seasonal one time special events — Business logo and live link to Web site on Community Center’s membership section of Web site The Business Associate membership, at $100 per year includes: — Business included in all electronic and mail communications — Attend bi-annual business network socials — Opportunity to learn about upcoming events and co-
marketing opportunities — Special discounted rate for all facility rentals — Business name listed on Community Center’s membership section of our website — Opportunity to partner on special one-time events — Membership rate for seasonal one-time special events For details, contact Erin Leahey at (858) 756-2461 or by e-mail at eleahey@rsfcc. org, or visit www.rsfcc.org.
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Get the best Cuban sandwich in town at the Leucadia Farmers Market DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate A stroll through the Leucadia Farmers Market on a Sunday morning has become a tradition in my house. It started as a leisurely outing to pick up some random fruits and vegetables and support local growers, but with the proliferation of vendors selling meals, it’s become our Sunday brunch destination of choice. Add to that live music, clothing vendors, and a great location at Paul Ecke School, and it’s turned into a Sunday morning hotspot in Leucadia. Though all the vendors are worth trying, one stood out immediately by offering some really amazing, fresh, locally sourced dishes that went perfectly with our Sunday New York Times. Originally called San Diego Spiedies, they recently changed their name to Annel & Drew’s Kitchen as to not pigeon hole themselves into just a provider of spiedies, as delicious as they are. For those of you unfamiliar, the spiedie is a dish local to Binghamton, N.Y. A spiedie consists of cubes of chicken or pork, but it may also be made from lamb, veal, venison or beef.The meat cubes are mar-
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inated overnight or longer in a special spiedie marinade, and then grilled carefully on spits over a charcoal pit. The freshly prepared cubes are served on soft Italian bread or a submarine roll, skewer and all, and sometimes drizzled with fresh marinade. It all works oh so well. That said, it was Annel & Drew’s Cuban sandwich that hooked me and has me going back weekly. I’m a Cuban sandwich junkie and their combination of Pork shoulder roasted with garlic, citrus & herbs, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and lime aioli melted on fresh baked semolina bread is as good as I’ve had anywhere. It was originally created by
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happen tonight.” Master of Ceremonies Loren Nancarrow recognized the past accomplishments of two volunteers who were honored. Barbara Moore received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments including starting the Conservancy's Docent By Bianca Kaplanek Program, serving on the DEL MAR — Parking at Conservancy Board for 15 Del Mar Plaza, especially on years, and serving as a natural peak summer nights, should history instructor for San get easier with City Council’s unanimous decision at the Sept. 21 meeting to allow the use of valets to satisfy an increased parking requirement. In July, Council members approved a request to expand restaurant service at the site, resulting in a need for 58 additional spaces. They deferred a vote on the use of valet parking to meet that requirement until more information was available and the public had a chance to weigh in. Existing restaurants currently use approximately 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and about 5 percent of the public area for food service. According to the voter-approved specific plan, they are permitted to use up to 14,400 square feet and 25 percent of the designated public plaza area. Interim Planning Director Brian Mooney said staff determined the requests were consistent with the requirements of the specific plan, so council approval was
Dieguito Adult School for more than 30 years. She is author of “Walking San Diego.” Also recognized was Bob Chaddock for eight years of service as a volunteer docent leading the Second Saturday walks, participating in monthly Bird Counts, and speaking to community groups. The conservancy’s docent training class started Oct. 6 at the San Elijo Nature Center. Information on Conservancy membership and programs is at www.sanelijo.org or at (760) 436-3944.
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always stunned by the level of what he likes to call my “cleaning frenzy” once I get inspired. So far I have run on strong tea and anticipation about the upcoming party, but tomorrow I expect to require my fall-back fuel, a large soy latte. Once I suck down one of those, I basically break the sound barrier with the speed of my scurrying
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handle the punishing, large surf that the duo will likely encounter when heading into and off shore. A lot of people have attempted the trip; however, except for he and his partner, who completed the expedition in two separate kayaks, Reseck said only one other group, a husband and wife, completed the journey in the ’70s using small sailboats.
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OCT. 9, 2009 about. It is in this mode that I am likely to be found ironing the tablecloth, polishing that piece of brass, vacuuming cobwebs from my highest ceiling, making three trips to the store for various things I suddenly remember I need (but can never think of when I’m there) and baking the dessert. I have to be a little bit careful,or I find myself slipping into the obsessive zone. I’ve been known to suddenly be
convinced that if I don’t edge the lawn, wash my car, dust the screen doors and take a toothbrush to the kitchen grout, the whole neighborhood will label me a slattern. Years of experience has actually taught me that few people really care what you house looks like. However, I will not live long enough to outgrow my mother’s voice in my head, explaining that guests should be treated special and your reputation
hinges on it. This means making your house spotless, welcoming and comfortable. It’s in my DNA, I think. I am in the minority these days, but the cold truth is when I come to your house for a party, I don’t want to cook, schlep, shop or deal with clean up. Conversely, when you are invited to my house for a party, I do not expect you to lift a finger. You are my guest and it is my turn to treat you to a little
leisure and luxury and my house must be visually lovely to accomplish that. I know. I know. It’s unlikely any guest is going to whip out the white glove and check my mantle for dust. But you never know. My mom just said so.
It took Reseck 33.5 days at 30 miles a day to complete the trip. “Thirty miles in one day isn’t a big deal, but 30 miles day after day after day after day is a big deal,” he said. Reseck, who authored “We Survived Yesterday: Kayaking from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas” based on his expedition, said they got caught several times along long cliffs where there was no good place to come ashore, which caused them to
get beat up among the rocks and surf. “It’s not a wimpy trip, it’s a pretty healthy trip that’s why no one else has done it.” Reseck said. Wilson said he heeded Reseck’s advice and ordered the 22-foot two-man kayak, christened “Battle Bucket,” with a double glassed hull. In addition, he said a keel strip that runs the length of the hull adds another layer of fiberglass. The duo will take 10 to
15 gallons of water as well as ingredients for meals and prepared breakfast packets. Additionally, they will carry light tackle fishing rods as well as electronic equipment, which includes a GPS, a camcorder for video and photo stills, a two-way radio, a satellite phone, and a spot messenger, which will allow their family and friends to follow their journey on the Internet. “We know what we have to have for survival, and then we said well what else can we
take to supplement the survival,” Wilson said. Despite their extensive preparation and experience, both men acknowledge the trip is a “potential crap shoot.” “Every day is different, every minute is different, there are no two days that are the same,” Wilson said. For more information about donating to the Paddle for the Battle, contact Fitness Together at (858) 451-6051 or call (760) 741-6100.
1555 or visit www.CarlsbadEd. org for more details. NETWORK! The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its Third Thursday Networking Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 15, Sam’s Place, 151 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. The speakers will be Mayor Mike Nichols and Solana Beach City Manager David Ott. Call the chamber office at (858) 755-4775 for details.
San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy will lead a guided nature hike from 4:45 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Crest Canyon & Torrey Pines Extension, Del Mar. This is an easy, family-friendly 3.5mile hike. Reservations are required. E-mail hikes@sdrvc. org or call (858) 674-2275, ext. 12 to learn more.
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the isles. Visit www.estreetcafe. com to learn more. LIKE JETHRO An ongoing flute choir program will be offered Monday evenings at 7 p.m., Encinitas School of Music, 775 Orpheus Ave. The group is looking is looking for flutists of all ages who have played at least one year. Call Ron at (760) 7573096 to learn more. PICTURE PERFECT The North County Photographic Society’s annual Members’ Exhibition will be held throughout October, Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. The exhibition features more than 90 photographs. The opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13. Call (760) 633-2600 for more details. WHITE RABBITS “Alice in Wonderland” will be performed by the Off Broadway Theater through Oct. 24, 131 Main St., Vista. Randall Hickman directs the play. For tickets, call (760) 806-7905.
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MUSIC AND BOOKS The Del Mar Plaza invites music lovers and readers to an afternoon of music and celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 24, 1555 Camino Del Mar. Author and professor of music Jann Pasler will speak on her most recent book, and will be joined by members of the SD Symphony.Visit www.delENCINITAS SUNDOWNER marplaza.com to learn more. The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce will host its October Sundowner from 5:30 to 7:30 MUSIC! The p.m. Oct. 20, Boston’s The FREE Gourmet Pizza, 294 N. El Lumberyard Shopping Center Camino Real, Encinitas. Call will present free summer music (760) 753-6300 for more details. from 6 to 9 p.m. every Saturday night, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. San Diego saxophonist Keith Jacobsen and other North CONSIDER THE BIRDS County artists will perform. Call Buena Vista Audubon Society (619) 987-1277 to learn more. will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 21, BVAS Nature Center, 2202 S. Coast ISLE HOPPING E Street Cafe Highway 101, Oceanside. The will present the art of local topic will be climate change and painter Joan Sebastian through how it effects habitat and bird October, 128/130 E St., distribution. Call (760) 439-2473 Encinitas. Selected works include “liquidy” pieces to learn more. inspired by Sebastian’s travels to
have a room named in their honor. School board President Carlie Headapohl was concerned that donors who gave large sums would feel entitled to free services at the Community Center and Warren and Connor assured the board that rules and stipulations would be presented to potential donors. It was also noted that no alcohol can be served at the Performing Arts Center as it’s on school grounds, so this may affect the practices of some groups, such as the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, a group that serves wine during its concert. At the Oct. 1 school board meeting, the board also took time to honor students
who achieved a perfect score Grade 7 of 600 on their STAR Math — Shea Botkiss, David Test. These students were: Glaser, Alexi Stein and Andrew Taggart Grade 4 Blake Djavaherian, — Isabel Enriquez, Eric grade 6, and Peter Lillian, Erdossy, Breana Nguyen, grade 7, both achieved a perMichael Rattner, Jackson Tuck fect score of 600 on their and Clay Witmeyer STAR Math tests and the ELA tests. Grade 5 “You’re all role models — Nicole Buss, Lauren and you should be very Flaming, Erin Harrington, proud,” Superintendent Tiffany He-Zhang, Erin Lindy Delaney said. After the McBurnett, Kevin Moore, students received their cerElizabeth Russell and Albert tificates of merit, they were Shepherd asked to meet school board members. “Look them in the Grade 6 eye and give them a firm — James Aldelhelm, handshake,” Delaney Emily Graham, Eli Lerner, instructed. Noah Leung, Griffin McComb Tim Ireland, project and Hannah Williams manager, then gave board
members an update on the school renovation. According to Ireland, everything is still on schedule although last minute changes are always challenges. Suggestions made by the art jury are causing construction workers to rethink the project and costs involved. Assistant Superintendent Cindy Schaub also gave an update on the STAR Test Results, voicing concerns that this year the school dropped from the top 1 percent of the state down to the top 1.5 percent. Schaub plans to review priorities and rethink challenges that affect students struggling with math. The next school board meeting is scheduled for Nov. 5.
Parking, which provides service to the plaza, said patrons can continue to self-park. When that fills up, the valets will dense pack around them. Once the garage is full, valets will use the Del Mar Village Association lot, where 70 additional vehicles can be parked. There was concern that scenario might cause some inconvenience, given the distance between the two areas, but Harth said it wasn’t an issue. “You’d be amazed how far guys run,” he said. “That’s
what they get paid to do.” Harth said he would schedule extra staff during peak times, such as opening day at the race track. Valet service will not be provided full time. Harth said the plan will likely eliminate the need to post signs stating the parking garage is full. There are 403 spaces in the garage, but it can accommodate about 100 more cars when they are parked by a valet. Jonathan Rood, speaking on behalf of the plaza owners, said he is also negotiating a
city, the mandate is one space for every 90 square feet, except for sidewalks cafes, which are not required to provide additional spaces. Walt Beerle, president of the Del Mar Village Association and the only member of the public to address council, spoke in favor of the plan. “With our focus on the revitalization of downtown, this would fit in very nicely because of the underutilization of the parking right now,” he said.
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NOT OVER YET Patrick Davis will present the free seminar “Second Adulthood: Your Life Post-Career” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. Davis is a SDSU professor who says retirement is not the finish line. Call (760) 602-4650 or visit FORE ROVER The Canine www.carlsbadca.gov/recreation Companions Invitational will begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 16, 2009 at to learn more. The Crossings at Carlsbad, 5800 The Crossings Drive. All proGOOD CAUSE The ninth ceeds from the tournament benannual Carlsbad Golf Classic to efit Canine Companions for benefit the Carlsbad Independence. Registration and Educational Foundation will sponsorship information can be begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 15, The found at www.ccigolf.org. Visit Crossings at Carlsbad, 5800 The www.ccigolf.org or call Chuck Crossings Drive. The benefit will Contreras at (760) 901-4305 to support districtwide music, learn more.
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strategy in an attempt to get their blessings to move forward. Not only did Connor and Warren receive encouragement from the board, but also a commitment of $10,000 to help offset printing costs and money to pay organizer Leslie DeGoler. There will be a big push to raise money between October 2009 and January 2010. Warren, who works closely with the Rancho Santa Fe Community Concerts program, stated that any person who donated $1 million would be named a benefactor and any contributors who donated more than $500,000 would
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not needed. However, he said, “when staff determines there’s something conforming with the specific plan (that’s) a little out of the ordinary, we bring it before council.” When presented at the July 27 meeting, the plan was to valet all vehicles in the parking garage, but council members were concerned that would limit opportunities to self-park. Michael Harth, president of Sunset
reciprocal agreement with St. Peter’s Church, which uses the plaza lot on Sundays and holidays. He said valets would likely use that area first since it is closer. Councilman Don Mosier said that lot is already being used by plaza employees, whom he has seen putting on uniforms after parking there. “I’d like to see some control of employee parking,” he said. The plaza parking requirement is one space for every 100 square feet of service area. In other parts of the
Community center plans family outings
RANCHO SANTA FE — Are you looking for a oneof-a-kind mother/daughter experience? Join the American Girl Trip to Los Angeles set for Nov. 11, which is Veterans’ Day holiday from school. Registration deadline is Oct. 10. The Community Center is taking a trip to American Girl Place Los Angeles. A luxury motor coach bus will leave the Community Center at 8 a.m. and return approximately at 5 p.m. This day includes a hosted group lunch at American Girl Café, reserved appointments at the Doll Hair Salon and Photo Studio and personal shopper assistance. Hair salon and photo studio fees are not included and seating is limited. After Oct. 10, American Girl may release seats to the general public. Contact Carrie Seery at email@example.com with any questions or for more information or visit www.rsfcc.org. The Amazing Rancho Race is planned for Nov. 8 and is something you don’t want to miss. Spend the day racing around Rancho Santa Fe with your family and/or team. Teams will compete against each other to figure out clues, race, complete team building activities and crazy tasks at each checkpoint. There will be contests, prizes and lunch provided after the race. Dress your team in a costume and you could be the big winner. Sign up at www.rsfcc.org.
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that if they do so, they do so in areas where it minimizes the potential impacts of second-hand smoke on nonsmokers.” Resident Rick Ehrenfeld, who described the amended code as “a good leap forward” and “a little bit overdue,” didn’t support the outposts. “There’s not enough guidelines in there to make it work,” he said. “Let’s create a process that’s ironclad so that we don’t come back next year and someone says, ‘I lived next to a parking lot before … and now people are hanging out there at all hours of the night … and they say it’s our right to hang out here because this is our outpost.’” The city attorney is researching an option to possibly ban cigarette sales in the city. Her findings will be reported at the Oct. 5 meeting, when a first reading of the new ordinance is planned. Residents who want to provide additional input are encouraged to attend.
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ARTS & ANTIQUES OIL PAINTINGS LIQUIDATION SALE. Museum Quality. Extra large, popular subjects. Must see. Must sell. Unbelievable value. Pay pennies on the dollar! $2,500 regular price, now $150. (760) 231-9531
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VACUUM Hoover steam vacuum, all terrain carpet & floor cleaner, never used. Sears price $239. My price, $150. (760) 729-6044.
Computers/Electronics LEXMARK PRINTER print, scan, copy from pc # x1240 color, black cart. email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call $29 (760) 439-2996 PALERMO VA6.1 HOME THEATRE still in box digital cinema with 4 speakers (dvd video/ cd audio/ dts & digital movie system) selling for only $150 - located in oceanside -genuine buyers, please call anytime to view (760) 521-4319
Furniture BEDROOM SET Walnut, 1950’s vintage, 9-drawer dresser, large mirror, head & foot-board bed, mint condition, $150. (760) 434-3741. BRASS BED King size, $150. (760) 730-5575. CORNER CABINET Home made, painted white, $22. (760) 729-6044 DRAWER CHEST 2 large drawers, dark wood, excellent cond., $150. (760) 643-1945 DRAWER CHEST 6 graduated ones, french chest. white wood, $150. (760) 643-1945 ETHAN ALLAN Large dark pine bookcase, good condition, $125. (760) 944-0198 LAZY BOY CHAIR Small, light blue, old but in good condition, $30. (760) 729-6044 SWEDA RETREAT JEROMES MATTRESS box/ headboard, like new king $500 (760) 942-7054
Items For Sale 200
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Home Services 325
2 BRASS LAMPS $50. (760) 730-5575
NIKEVISION SPORT SUNGLASSES new, cost $140, sell for $65. (760) 9425692
SNOWBOARDS Two boards 125.00 each (760)685-8222
AR TWORK Simon Silva, Women/Sunflowers, 31” W X 31” L, $25. Woman with Lillies, 25” W X 31” L, $25. (760) 599-9141 AUTO COOL FAN, NIB As seen on tv solar powered ventilation system, $15 (760) 599-7219
NORMAN ROCKWELL PLATES Over 25 beautiful Norman Rockwell plates, $8 each. Also, rare Seikohama school house clock, $85 OBO. (760) 809-4657.
BED SKIRT Brand new, Queen size, navy blue, tailored boxed pleated, $18. (760) 944-6460.
ORECK Lightweight vacuum, the hotel standard. Signature Series, recently serviced new brush, inc. extra belt and 4 bags. Dark Red, $65. (760) 529-0862 Oceanside
BOOK “The Search for Amelia Earhart” by Fred Goerner: 1966-hardback, 330 pgs: Illustrated-black & white real photos, $20. (760) 8453024.
PANASONIC 18” Panasonic tv, black ($30) Technics casett player($20) Sonny fm/am receiver ($20) (760) 721-8250
Financial Svcs. 310
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BOYS CLOTHES SIZE 10-12 129 Pieces. Lots of designer and skate brand clothes. From $1 to $4 per piece. (760) 634-1420
PATIO SWING 6 ft. long, $50. (760) 496-8936
BRONZE WARE with Rosewood handles from Thailand, 14 pieces, $30. (760) 944-6460
PLANTS ground covers, buddliahs, cupheas, lavenders, daisies, (760) 643-1945.
Home Services 325
BURMESE JADE PENDANT Heavily carved on both sides; multi-colored; 2-1/2”L x 1-1/2”W $40 (760)599-7219
PLANTS 15 gallon plants; loquot, macadamia nut, fan palm, jade, crown of thorns, black pines, other plants are also available, $35. each. (760) 436-6604
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PRINTER New Canon Photo Inkjet printer, still in carton, $25. (760) 9180468, ask for Al.
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CAFTAN Retro 70’s, EL long, very special, like new, $35. (760) 643-1945 CANON CAMCORDER $195 NEW ES65 8mm video camcorder NEW (760)599-7219 COLLECTIBLE STOP WATCH silver plated, made in USSR. It works, $20. (760) 436-9933. COMFOR TER SET Purple velvet King-size comforter set, $35. (760) 730-5575 DISPLAY SHELVES Units, pair, glass shelves, cabinet beneath, $150. (760) 643-1945. DUVET COVER King size, custom made, pale rose with extra bolted material, $100, mint condition, like new. (760) 944-6460.
PLANT Hanging, large, fern, flowers, Roger’s Garden, $50., (760) 643-1945
ROASTER New Ultrex pro 18/10 Stainless Steel 15” Oval Roaster with dual Server Lid and lift-out Rack. 55 yr. Excalibur nonstick surface, dishwasher safe. $55. Oceanside (760) 529-0862 RUG 9 X 12 Oriental, all over design, very nice, non-wool, $150. (760) 6431945. SHIMANO ULTEGRA 9-speed, rear derailleur, $50. (760) 942-5692
EXTERIOR DOORMATS with calvanized wire - SHEDLESS, 1/2 moon shape new, unused, $20 ea. (760) 9446460
SNUFF BOTTLE COLLECTION $6 to $75: cameo, jade, clay, wood, cameo with inside painted, ceramic, carnelian. (760)599-7219
FIREWOOD firewood split & seasoned, multiple kinds of wood delivered, stacking available. (760) 9427430
STORAGE Kitchen violet light wood outlets & cupboard storage, $120. (760) 722-0420.
FIREWOOD FOR SALE For Home or Camping. Three differant types of Wood. U-Pick -Up or We”ll Deliver. No order to small (760) 727-7404 FOOT MASSAGER foot massager, $7. Humidifier, $5. (858) 353-5245. FREE PLANT Jumbo sweet pea bush, lavender cupheas, (760) 6431945. GARDENING ITEMS Hose reels, one wall hung & one mobile, Rainbird controller, terracotta pots & saucers, rescalloped stone borders, garden butterflies, all for $50. (760) 944-6460 GIRLS BICYCLE Brand name, “The Giant”, 24”, 16-speed, shifters on the handlebars, brakes, $100 OBO. (760) 942-7430 HEEL SUPPORTS Boxed & new, 3/4 “in length, size for men (6-7), size for women (7-8), $10. (760) 944-6460 HOT box of fifty hot wheels in original packaging. random models. $40 (760) 726-8491 KEYBOARD Korg Micro Synthesizer keyboard, $150. (760) 744-4277. LUGGAGE Black leather with fabric on wheels, 6 pieces (as well as one hanging folding garment bag), great for cruises. $150 OBO. (760) 944-6460
MASSAGE SHOW E R H E A D N E W Earth Massage Showerhead, new, 1.5 GPM; $10 (760) 599-7219
6 PORCELAIN TEA C U P S & SAUCERS English/Japanese, beautiful, $8 each. (760) 599-9141.
MASSAGER HOMEDICS SHITSU electric massager, Model SM100, like new, $12. (760) 599-9141.
SUNGLASSES (Revo) excellent condition, selection of various cases $100 (760) 944-6460 TIRE P2050R75, Rim size 15, nearly new, $25. (760) 496-8936. VHS PLAYER, DVD PLAYER 8E1 CANON 35 milimeter camera with lenses, light meter & all lenses, $75 OBO. (760) 845-1247 WOMAN’S SHOES (Amalfi) pumps in black & navy, size 8 1/2, 2” heels, excellent condition, $12 ea. (760) 9446460.
Sporting Goods BICYCLE 22 inch frame Schwinn Mountain leTour III, 10 speed, new continental tires $149 760-758-3125
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Misc. Services 350 HANDYMAN Carpentry, painting, remodeling, 25+ years, good rates. (760) 942-3689
Troy’s Ornamental IRON CRAFT • Grates • Stairs • Railings Balconies • Fences • Automation License #871928
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LADIES TENNIS RACQUET Fox, excellent, $8. (760) 599-9141. MEN’S TENNIS RACQUET Wilson Pro, $15. (760) 599-9141.
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Roommates ENCINITAS 1/2 Block to Beach. Share kitchen, bath, laundry, spa, patio, and yard. Males preferred. No smoking/pets. $1,195/month. (760) 942-9200.
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Room For Rent ENCINITAS Includes all utilities. Share bath, kitchenette, laundry/ storage/exercise area, small yard, patio. No smoking/pets. $695/month. (760) 942-9200.
Commercial Space 650 SQ. FT COTTAGE On Yoga Swami property Retail/Office space co-tenant 912 South Coast Hwy, downtown Enc. (760) 840-1189, dawn.
Real Estate 700 Condos/Townhouses SAN MARCOS WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN? 1 bedroom end unit with a yard, feels like a detached home! Resort living at LAKE SAN MARCOS, just steps to the lake and pool. **NO AGE RESTRICTIONS! TOTALLY REMODELED, quality! Granite countertops-kitchen and bath. AFFORDABLE, MUST SEE! Price: $265,000. to $289,000. Sue Fox, realtor, (760)917-4220 www.suefoxhomes.com (760)753-1086
Mobilehomes SAN MARCOS JUST LISTED! MOUNTAIN VIEW in resort-style Age 55/35 senior park. Walk-in closets, CALIFORNIA room. Eat-in kitchen, patio. RENT CONTROL. MUST SEE. Active park, walk to stores. Only $72,900. Financing available. BRING OFFER. Call Sue Fox, realtor-cell 760-917-4220 or (760)7531086 SAN MARCOS WANT A CALIFORNIA ROOM? YOU’LL LOVE LIVING HERE! Seniors 55/35. RARE 3BR, 2BA PLUS family room. MUST SEE! Nice & sunny, lots of windows. Large kitchen, some mountain view. Double
Cars 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 1993 TOYOTA CAMRY SE 4-door, 5speed stick shift, 223,000 miles, power everything, like new, excellent condition, high freeway miles, $1,600. (760) 216-7951. 1996 HONDO ACCORD SEDAN EX V6, 141,000 miles, auto, air, moon roof, champagne color, very good condition, $3,200. (760) 774-3536 2001 BMW 325I 65,000 Miles. Runs great and in great condition. It’s fully loaded and has Leather Interior. Asking $9,200. Want to make an appointment to view Please call (760) 814-7398. 2003 VOLVO WAGON Automatic transmission, moon roof, AM/FM CD cassette, excellent condition, service records, located in Carlsbad, $8,200. (858) 248-5757 2006 VW JETTA 48k, VW Cetified, automatic, like new, VIN #623581, stock #3489, only $15,995. (760) 7536256. 2007 HONDA ACCORD LX SEDAN 2.4l (33 mpg), automatic, medium blue w/ gray cloth, am/fm/cd, 6 airbags, all power, warranty. 26k miles. Only $13,950. (760)822-9418 2007 VW JETTA WOLFSBURG 34k, VW certified, automatic, like new, VIN #077243, stock #3471, only $16,995. (760) 753-6256. EXCELLENT CONDITION Oldsmobile cutless supreme sl/ v6 turquoize 1995, 2-door automatic fully powered, upholstery and body tiptop condition, new tyres, am/ fm radio and cassette player (only 99k miles) selling for only $3500 obo. Genuine interested buyers please call 1760 521 4319 anytime to view
Cars 1994 BUICK LE SABRE 92K miles, power everything, excellent condition, $2,500 OBO, (760) 745-2387 1991 HONDA PRELUDE SI 4-cylinder, white, new tires & battery, very clean interior, needs engine work, $1,500 (760) 602-1013. 2006 TOYOTA MATRIX 21k, Auto, like new, VIN #592379, stock #25221, $14,995. (760) 753-6256. 2005 VW JETTA 52k, VW certified, automatic, like new, VIN #610433, stock #3466, $13,995. (760) 753-6256 2002 VW BEETLE GLX Turbo, like new, one owner, 71k, VIN #425573, stock #25291, $9,995. (760) 753-6256 2003 VOLVO WAGON Auto transmission, moon roof, AM/FM CD Cassette, xlnt cond, service records, located in Carlsbad, $8,200. (858) 248-5757
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selves.” The group raises funds for human care agencies that help women, children and the elderly in San Diego County. Last year’s beneficiary was The Burn Institute. As part of its fundraising efforts, The County Friends also runs a consignment shop in Rancho Santa Fe.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t pretend that serious issues will rectify themselves without you taking the appropriate action to eliminate them. Be realistic about those things that are severely affecting your personal interests. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Expect severe feelings of remorse if you overindulge a friend or a family member who takes advantage of your generosity. Be thoughtful with others, but not stupid. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Lady Luck won’t be anywhere around, so when it comes to competitive situations, you’ll be on your own.You can only count on common sense and persistence. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Being peeved at someone isn’t reason enough to reject a good idea that comes from him or her. If you go against your best interests, you will only hurt yourself AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s up to you as to how prudent and firm you want to be when dealing with another, but remember, if you are too generous, the larger slice of out-of-pocket expenses will fall on you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Difficulty in making a major decision will be due to an inclination on
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Bright Ideas — Canadian medical appliance manufacturer X4 Labs, which sells a penis-elongating traction device for around $400, disclosed in August that it is making a solid gold version on contract for a Saudi businessman.The buyer claimed he required gold only because of allergies, but then also ordered it ornamented with diamonds and rubies, according to an August Agence FrancePresse report. X4’s cachet as a medical-appliance supplier is expected to get the device past Saudi customs, which normally bans sex toys. — Four apparently quite bored people in their early 20s were arrest-
ed in September in Bennington,Vt., after a Chili’s restaurant burglar alarm sounded at 4:30 a.m. According to police, the four intended to remove and steal the large chili on the restaurant’s sign, using a hacksaw and power drill. However, not possessing a battery-operated drill, they had strung extension cords together running to the nearest outlet they could find, which was 470 feet away, across four lanes of highway and through a Home Depot parking lot.
Fine Points of the Law (1) Marine Sgt. Michael Ferschke was killed in Iraq in 2008, but his wife and their son, both Japanese citizens, cannot enter the United States. The couple exchanged vows under Japanese law by long-distance proxy, as Michael was about to deploy, but immigration law does not recognize such unions, unless subsequently “consummated.” (The Ferschkes had conceived their child before they were married.) (2) Marine Lance Cpl. Josef Lopez took the Corps’ advice and received a smallpox vaccination just before deploying to Iraq, but after nine days in country, he went into a coma with a rare adverse reaction that has left him permanently, seriously disabled. However, since he was felled by the vaccine and not “combat,” he is ineligible for special disability funds to help seriously wounded troops (for such expenses
as modifying a home to accommodate a disability).
Fetishes on Parade In September, police in Bonney Lake, Wash., were seeking “Dale,” who had been reported hanging around the high school, trying to befriend male athletes. In the most recent incident, he lured a boy to the library, offering help on a term paper project, but when the boy declined and walked away, “Dale” jumped on his back and asked for a piggyback ride. (Fondness for piggyback rides is not a widely practiced obsession, though the legendary illustrator R. Crumb liked to receive them in lieu of sex, according to an ex-girlfriend in the 1994 movie “Crumb.”)
Least Competent Criminals Failure to Keep a Low Profile: (1) Angel DeLeon, 30, admitted to police in May that he was the one who had just robbed the National Penn Bank in Reading, Pa. Police originally started after DeLeon’s car when he raced by them with his radio blaring. (2) Ricky Dale Ford was jailed in September in Conway, Ark., accused of stealing an all-terrain vehicle. While joyriding, Ford had accidentally hit a beehive, and when police found him in nearby woods, he was “barely breathing,” one officer said, having been stung more than 100 times.
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your part to overemphasize the pros and cons. Indecision will leave you dead in the water. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — If you’re saddled with more responsibilities than anyone else, take it in stride. It might be due to someone who can’t fend for himself or herself and needs help. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Financial demands might unexpectedly be dumped on you because of someone else who can’t pay his or her fair share. There’s nothing anyone can do about it, except to cut that person loose. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It might be tough but worth it in the long run to follow the path of least resistance. Don’t allow a relative to pressure you into doing something you’d rather not.This, too, shall pass. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — There are indications that because of other people’s negative attitudes, you could be judged far more severely for making a mistake. Avoid miscues in the first place. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Clear up previous financial obligations before taking on a new one if you don’t want any pressure placed on your checkbook down the line. If you don’t, you could be in for a bumpy ride. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Under no circumstances should you team with a person who always resents and opposes your way of doing things. If you haven’t learned your lesson, expect restraints on your efforts once again.
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$41.6 mil. grant Encinitas Community Resource Center is one of two agencies in the county that received a cash grant, a portion of it coming from the federal stimulus “shovel ready” program. ECRC’s grant is for $1.6 mil. and it will be used for a homeless prevention program that includes the operation of its warehouse on Second Street.It provides food,housing and other homeless needs.
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