Rancho Santa Fe News, Feb. 24, 2012

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VOL. 8, NO. 4

FEB. 24, 2012


Remembering R. Roger Rowe



The Rancho Santa Fe Association is considering publishing the names of members who don’t pay their A3 Association fees.

influence spanned several generations By Patty McCormac


Early results show that beefing up enforcement of parking spaces in the Ranch are proving A11 effective.


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RANCHO SANTA FE — Services for Dr. R. Roger Rowe will be at 1 p.m. March 31 at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Anne Feighner, who is helping make the arrangements for the memorial service, said those attending should think about going in carpools. “We can seat 1,400 in the church, but I think we are going to have a very full house, “she said. The beloved namesake of the local school passed away Feb. 4 from a heart attack at his home in Rancho Santa Fe. He was 82. “I think Lindy (Delaney) said it best when she said we all thought he was immortal and would always be around,� said Pete Smith, manager of the Association. Rowe had a hand in the education of at least three generations of Rancho Santa Fe students.

R. Roger Rowe, pictured speaking at an event in 2010, passed away Feb. 4 from a heart attack at the age of 82. A memorial service for the Rancho Santa Fe resident will be held March 31 at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. File photo

He came to the school in 1958 where he worked as a teacher and vice principal until 1961 before he was promoted to superintendent. “When he retired in 2001, as you can imagine, the com-

munity was emotional because he had been the backbone of the school and the community,� said Delaney, who is now superintendent. “They felt his consistency in this position is what made

everything work so well, so the school board made the decision to name the school after him,� Delaney said. “A nice tribute for his dedication for 43 years.� His own children went

through his school. “He loved having his kids at the school,� she said. “He got to go to their games and watch them grow and progress.� Delaney came aboard to teach science and physical education in 1986 when there were 424 students. Rowe became her mentor. “The best advice he gave me when I was a teacher was to see each student as an individual and meet their needs academically, socially and athletically,� she said. Later when she was promoted to superintendent he gave her different advice. “He told me to treat the district like it is your own, but you have to always understand it belongs to the community,� she said. Kem (cq) Graham, was a former student who went from first through eighth grade at the school beginning in 1972. “It was during those wonder years in Rancho Santa Fe when Dr. Rowe was the king of our kingdom. It was a magical time to grow up there,� Graham said. “All of my friends had ponies or a horse. We would meet up in town, tie TURN TO ROWE ON A23

Association eager to work with new Inn owners By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in the heart of the Covenant, has been sold to JMI Realty Group. The 21-acre property is still in escrow, but this will be the first change of ownership since the Royce family purchased it in 1958. “Since Rancho Santa Fe was established, the Inn has played a key role in defining the character of the community and always will,� said Pete Smith, Rancho Santa Fe Association Manager. The property was put on the market in October 2011, and it was said the offers to be entertained would be around the $30 million mark. It has been the center of social, cultural and civic activities for many years. Among the events hosted at the site is The Art of Fashion, a fundraising event

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe has been sold to JMI Realty Group. When escrow closes it will be the first change in ownership since 1958. Photo by Patty McCormac

by The Country Friends of Rancho Santa Fe. It has been the spot where the classical Mainly Mozart gathers and the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary

Club meets. “The community has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the current owners of the Inn for decades and

personally I am very sorry that they will no longer be involved in the operations,� Smith said. JMI is no stranger to the

hotel business. It is the owner of the Omni Hotel near Petco Park and the Hotel Solamar in Downtown San Diego. It also has holdings in Colorado and Texas. The company was chosen by the city of San Diego and the San Diego Padres to be the master developer of the ballpark district. In addition to the downtown area, JMI owns the Paseo del Mar campus style office development in Del Mar Heights. As for the Inn, Smith says he expects changes. “I am looking forward to working with the new owners to continue our relationship with the Inn to everyone’s benefit,� he said. The Inn was the very first building in Rancho Santa Fe. Known as La Morida, “the house of many TURN TO INN ON A23

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Author readies for lecture on U.S. History at senior center By Jared Whitlock

RANCHO SANTA FE — Benjamin Franklin wanted the wild turkey to be the national bird, arguing that the bald eagle was “of a bad moral character.” Richard Lederer amuses with obscure facts like this while giving an overview of the nation’s past in his new book “American Trivia: What We Should All Know about U.S. History, Culture and Geography.” “Often in history class we get a succession of dates and it doesn’t stick,” Lederer said. “This is a standalone book that’s intended to bring history to life.” In the vein of his new book, which was co-authored with Caroline McCullagh, Lederer will speak about U.S. presidents and their role in history at the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Lederer will offer “a treasury of fascinating firsts, mosts, and onlys about American presidents,” as the event’s program states. If you think John F. Kennedy was the U.S.’s youngest president, then Lederer is ready to set you straight. Lederer is the author of more than 40 books about lan-

guage, history and humor. Drawing from what he learned while researching his newest book, Lederer will regale listeners with other interesting tales that slipped between the cracks of history. “Writing is an amazing way to learn,” Lederer said. “I discovered a wealth of things I didn’t know before, and it’s a lot. For example, take the interesting deaths of presidents 20 years apart.” Before unearthing history, Lederer uncovered the meaning behind language. A self-described “verbivore,” Lederer is best known for hosting “A Way With Words” on KPBS, a program that analyzes language — typically puns, grammar and proverbs — in funny and informative fashion. He retired from the show in 2006, but still dissects language in a column called “Looking at Language” that appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the country. His ability to deconstruct whirs into gear when the word “wow” is uttered during conversation. “‘Wow’ is a palindrome, each letter has left-right symmetry,” Lederer explains.“The ‘o’ in the word has quadrant

Richard Lederer is the co-author of “American Trivia: What We Should All Know about U.S. History, Culture and Geography.” He will speak about U.S. presidents at the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Photo by Jared Whitlock

symmetry. If you flip it over, you get ‘mom,’ in an area called logology.” It’s simple stuff for Lederer, who’s also an expert on anagrams and homophones, among other forms of wordplay.

His take on the word Mensa? “Mensa comes from a latin root that means he who got up in beat up in high school,” deadpans Lederer, who served as the San Diego chapter’s past president.

Lederer’s use of humor and wordplay earned him Toastmaster International’s Golden Gavel Award in 2002. Another key to Lederer’s speaking success: He puts the Q&A sessions in the middle of his performances, giving him

the opportunity to riff at the audience’s questions. “The older you get the less agenda conscious you become,” Lederer said. “The facts will eventually come out. Questions in the middle let me know go in several directions and keep the audience engaged.” Lederer is especially excited to bring his oratory skills to the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center. “It’s a very bright group of people there,” Lederer said. “The Rancho Santa Fe citizens make education a fun and lifelong process. The Center is really trying to build their programs and extend their outreach, and I really respect that,” Lederer said. The Rancho Sante Fe Senior Center is a nonprofit that provides resources, educational programs and social activities. Lederer will also speak at the Center for a three-part series about language in September. “We’re delighted to have Richard,” said Terrie Litwin, executive director of the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center. “He’s a perfect match for what we do in that he’s entertaining and informative.”

Ranch designer remembers the set of Nixon/Frost interviews By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Who would have liked to have been a fly on the wall during the taping of David Frost’s interviews with Richard Nixon in 1977? Rancho Santa Fe resident Arline “AJ” Genis was. She and her business partner designed the set for the interviews and stayed around to fluff pillows and make sure everything looked perfect for the cameras. Genis and her business partner were well-known in the design business with offices in the Design District of Los Angeles when producers came calling. “When David Frost was talking to Nixon about the interview, he said ‘we need a designer who can work fast.’ They contacted me and my partner Sandy Blake.” The very next week, they went to San Clemente to see “the lay of the land,” she said. The interview could not be done in the “Western White House” because the Coast Guard’s navigation and transmitters interfered with the television recording equipment, so a nearby home of a Nixon supporter was rented. “We rented the house, stripped the living room and recreated the office,” she said. “We had to build him two chairs because he had phlebitis and his legs had to be elevated. A manufacturer friend of mine said he could do this.” Everything, including building the two chairs, fell into place. “It was moving quickly,” she said. She said they were first contacted on Jan. 23 and the first interview was on March 23, 1977. “They filmed two hours a

Arline AJ Genis was a fly on the wall during the Nixon-Frost Interviews in 1977. She was the set decorator who stayed on to fluff pillows and witness history. Photo by Patty McCormac

day, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,” she said. There was a total of 29 hours of taping. Genis said Frost was financing the whole production himself. He paid Nixon $600,000 for the interviews, which at the time was a tidy sum of money. “He was taking a huge chance,” she said. “There was a lot of tension. I felt being able to fluff the pillows, I was like a fly on the wall. I saw all this happen. It was history and I was aware it was history.” Genis said Frost was angling for one thing. “He wanted some kind of dramatic confession,” she said. What finally came was an

apology to the American people at the urging of his postpresidential Chief of Staff Jack Brennan. Genis said that Nixon said he shouldn’t have done it and that he shot himself in the foot. “It was his idea of an apology, (for) lying to the American people about Watergate and causing great pain,” she said. She said many famous people came to visit during the taping, including a young Diane Sawyer. “He liked the pretty girls,” she said. Genis interacted with him only once when he asked her for a piece of sugarless chewing gum, which at the time sweetened with the con-

troversial saccharine that was suspected of causing cancer. “He said, “I’d rather die of saccharine then senility,’” she said. “He thought it was a joke. I just gave him the gum and retreated,” she said. “He wasn’t warm and toasty. I knew Pat (Nixon) from before and she was very nice.” The interviews aired in four parts during 1997. The audience of 45 million, who tuned in to watch the first one, still holds the record high for an audience for a political program. The Smithsonian asked for the two chairs built for the interview, she said. Nixon resigned in 1974 and was pardoned by President Gerald Ford, who

was appointed to take over the presidency. After the interviews, Genis said Nixon came out of the shadows, wrote 10 bestselling books, became an elder statesman and advised both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr. He died in 1994. Genis said at the time of the interviews, she was actually non-political. Her experiences had been in show business. “I was born in New York and lived everywhere because my dad traveled with big bands. He managed Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey during the war years,” she said. “Of course they were entertaining the troops all over and we went from base-to-base-to base. “I was sort of like an army brat, but I was a show business brat,” she said. She said most of the time they lived in hotels because they never know how long we were going to be at one point. Her father went on to work with Lucille Ball and other huge stars of the era.“At one point we rented Ann Sheridan’s home up in the Hollywood Hills across the street from Ginger Rogers.We would play tennis on her courts, “she said. Other neighbors were the Vanderbilts. “I didn’t realize any of these people meant anything. They were just people,” she said. “It was when I got older and got into films when I recognized they were really great.” She was married, had two children and was divorced by the age of 21. “My father, who was very cautious about money, asked ‘How are you going to make a living? I know, we will make you and actress,’” she said.

She said she did a lot of television including “The Lone Ranger,” “Leave it to Beaver” and “Ozzie and Harriet.” She also did several feature films. “Marlon Brando began asking for me just because he liked me. I was in ‘Young Lions,’” she said. Genis said she got into the design business because of her mother, who had a business with a celebrity clientele. “She said, ‘You can’t be an ingénue forever, come with me and we will open up a shop in the valley.’ We did and she taught me everything she knew. I became a designer,” she said. She was 28. The shop was an instant success because it was the hey day of construction in the San Fernando Valley in about 1962. “All around us they were building model homes, hundreds of them. People needed drapes and furniture,” she said. She went on to study at both USC and UCLA to learn more about her craft. About this time she married Dan Genis, a special effects cinematographer with whom she had twin sons. Dan Genis earned an Oscar for “Black Sunday” and was nominated for “Star Wars” the same year. The couple is semiretired, Dan still giving consultations and advice to movie makers. AJ has been tapped to soon decorate a new Los Angeles restaurant across from Grauman’s Chinese Theater and she stays involved in her charity work, especially the Ronald McDonald House. Of course she reserves plenty of time for her four grandchildren, “the loves of my life.”


FEB. 24, 2012


ODD Association mulls FILES making errant fee


Rappin’ religion Part-time Devon, England, vicar Gavin Tyte, who serves churches in Uplyme and Axmouth, recently produced a rap video of the Nativity, in which he plays a shepherd, an angel and the narrator. Sample lyrics (about Mary placing her baby in a cattle trough and angels calming the frightened shepherds): “No hotel, motel, custom baby-changer / She wrapped the baby up and laid him in a manger” and “Chill out, my friends, there’s no need for trepidation / Got a message for the world, and it’s elation information.”

Government in Action! Apparently, not only will there be fewer overall resources for disabled people in Greece (due to government austerity), but the resources will be spread over a larger number of recipients. The Labor Ministry in January expanded the category of eligible “disabled” (with reducedamount payments) to include pyromaniacs, compulsive gamblers, fetishists, sadomasochists, pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs. The National Confederation of Disabled People said the changes would inevitably reduce funds available for the blind and the crippled and other traditional categories of need. Even at a time of schoolteacher layoffs nationally, the Buffalo, N.Y., school system continues to cover all costs for cosmetic surgery for teachers. The benefit was established in the calmer 1970s, and no one, it seems, anticipated the facelift and liposuction crazes that subsequently developed. The annual expense in recent years, for about 500 benefit-takers a year, has been from $5 million to $9 million (equivalent to the average salaries of at least 100 teachers).The teachers’ union said it is willing to give up the benefit in a new collective bargaining agreement, but a quirk in New York law lessens the incentive of teachers to negotiate such a contract (in that the current, highly lucrative contract remains in force until replaced).

Great Art! But, Why? Two British designers (who claim they had the idea independently and learned of the other only after they finished) recently produced elegant pieces using parts from a 2012 Ford Focus. Judy Clark made a dress and a biker jacket adorned with car keys, radio and dashboard components, seat covers, a speedometer and red taillights. Katherine Hawkins created a necklace using dials, springs, buttons, seat materials and instrument panel switches.

information public By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Warning. If you neglect to pay your assessment fees, your name could end up on a list in the post office or even in the newspaper. The Rancho Santa Fe Association considered the idea at its Feb. 16 meeting. During a discussion about the steps of collecting errant fees, Director Ann Boon suggested the names of the offenders be made public. Director Anne Feighner agreed with the idea saying it is the Association’s “fiscal responsibility” to go after delinquent fees. “It is appropriate to pursue our money like every other business,” she said. “Sometimes we act like we are not a business, but we are.” Director Roxana Foxx disagreed. “I don’t think we need to be that punitive. Usually people are not delinquent on purpose. It is usually because of dire circumstances,” Foxx said. But Jack Queen, board president, said he believes that many times the Association is last on the list to be paid. He said he has driven by the homes of some of the offenders and everything looks just fine and there are new cars in the driveway. “People who get paid last are the people who don’t say anything,” he said. What prompted the discussion was the report to the board by Steve Comstock, chief financial officer, who had come before them requesting their

approval to begin the next step in collecting delinquent fees for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. A list of the offenders was passed to the board while Comstock explained the homeowners listed had not paid their first installment, which was delinquent on Dec. 5, 2011. “Despite several letters requesting payment of the outstanding Association assessments and warnings of the consequences of nonpayment, these property owners have failed to bring their assessments current,” Comstock said. By being late, membership privileges will be suspended. Those with unpaid fees will not be allowed to play on the golf course, eat at the club restaurant, play tennis or take part in riding club activities. They will also be forbidden to run for any office or be on any Association committee. “We find that to be a very effective collection tool,” said Pete Smith, Association manager. Comstock said collection methods are polite, but aggressive, which culls the number of offenders before this action is taken. The list of people who have not paid this first installment late last month was at 140. Now it is 39, he said. If a person continues to default on assessment fees, a lien for the amount can be levied against their property, which means the outstanding money must be paid before a home can be sold. The homeowner must pay for legal and filing fees.

DADS DO BREAKFAST Ask any child and most will tell you, breakfast is more fun when Dad’s in charge. That was certainly the case for the Horizon Prep Dads Pancake Breakfast. Everyone enjoyed pancakes hot off the griddle, fresh strawberries, orange juice and bacon. Nigel Paxton starts the day happy for Brooklyn Briscoe at the Horizon Prep Dads Pancake Breakfast. Courtesy photo

TPHS student performs piano concert A special free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 29, at 3919 Townsgate Drive in the library’s community room. It will feature pianist Michael Chang who will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Lowell Liebermann, and Sergei Prokofiev. The proTPHS senior Michael Chang gram will last 45 minutes. Chang is a senior at will perform at the Carmel Valley Library. Courtesy photo Torrey Pines High School. He has studied piano California, and several statesince the age of five and has level competitions. He is presently studying won numerous competitions in Northern and Southern under Felix Tao Chang, a pro-

fessor of music at Azusa Pacific University. During this past summer he attended the International Institute for Young Musicians at the University of Kansas, and was invited to Austria where he performed with the Vienna Residence Orchestra. In addition to his piano studies he gives a monthly concert at the Patrician Retirement Home in La Jolla, teaches piano at the Logan Heights Elementary School and plays cello with San Diego Youth Symphony Orchestra. For further information call (858) 552-1668.



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Obama’s secret weapon By Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts

RANCH HISTORY WATER WORKS Construction of Hodges Dam was completed in 1918 and was criticized by residents. In the San Diego County in 1921 it rained 11.5 inches from Dec. 18 to Dec. 27. The dam passed the test and maintained its structural integrity an overspill capacity. According to Colonel Ed Fletcher’s memoirs, the dam recorded an overspill amount of 2.5 billion gallons of water. Although the flood of 1921 wasn’t San Diego’s biggest, it was a timely test to prove the soundness of the dam’s design integrity and construction. Photos courtesy of Arcadia Publishing, taken from “Rancho Santa Fe,” $21.99. Autographed copies of the book are available at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, 6036 La Flecha. Call (858) 7569291 or email rsfhistoricalsoc@sbcglobal.net for more information. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or at arcadia publishing. com.

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Team Obama trotted out its secret weapon for the fall campaign the other day. To quote an email message sent to supporters by deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, that weapon is “you.” Put another way, Obama is depending again — as he did in 2008 — on a vast army of volunteers bound by online social networks. Cutter was encouraging recruits to join a “Truth Team” that would promote Obama’s record and rebut the charges already being launched by his Republican rivals. As she wrote: “We’ll provide resources for you to learn everything you need to know and tools to help you share it with undecided voters in your life.” That’s three “you’s” and one “your” in one sentence. In explaining Team Obama’s strategy, spokesman Ben LaBolt told The Washington Post: “We believe that our grass-roots supporters persuading their networks to support the president will provide us with the decisive edge in November.” Obama won for many reasons in 2008, but one of the biggest was his mastery of social media and the new ways that voters — particularly younger voters — were receiving information about politics. He and his advisers understood that the whole media environment was rapidly shifting from a vertical, top-down model to a horizontal, peer-to-peer model. The public relations company Edelman created a “trust barometer” and asked people which sources of information they would find most “credible.” No. 1 was “a person like yourself.” Moreover, this new system was not about one-way communication; it was interactive. Information was exchanged, conversations conducted, communities created. New technologies — smartphones, tablets, BlackBerrys — meant that anyone who got a message could also send one. Every volunteer, every voter, was potentially a broadcaster, a publisher, an organizer. As a result, citizens saw themselves and their roles differently. They went from passive recipients of information to active players in the political process. They acquired a sense of ownership in the campaign and a greater stake in its outcome. In an important sense, the real revolution of 2008 took place inside peoples’ heads. The president’s comparative advantage will be far less this year. Rivals such as the tea party have studied his success and duplicated his approach. His

ability to tap small donors online will be balanced out by wealthy contributors giving millions to unregulated super PACs. And at least some of the young people who worked their hearts out for Obama are dispirited by the persistent unemployment rates and rancorous partisanship that have marked the president’s first term. “A little of the sex appeal is gone,” Heather Smith of Rock the Vote told Politico. “The butterflies in the stomach aren’t there.” Still, social media outlets have grown enormously since November 2008 and will be more important than ever. The website Mashable recently reported these figures: Facebook has gone from 100 million users to 800 million; Twitter has grown from eight employees to more than 400; YouTube has more than tripled the hours of video posted every minute. Since taking office, Obama has expanded his use of these tools and tactics. Last month, after his State of the Union address, he fielded questions posted on YouTube and Google+. He and his wife, Michelle, have active Twitter accounts. The White House has created a series called “West Wing Week” on Facebook that chronicles the president’s travels and statements. Supporters can sign up with Flickr to get a “photo of the day” sent to their inboxes. Last December, as part of his campaign to extend the payroll tax cut, Obama asked supporters to go online and post descriptions of what they would do with $40 — the average amount they would lose in each paycheck if the cuts ended. This week he brought several of those storytellers to the White House and urged supporters to bombard Congress again with more Twitter messages using the hashtag #40dollars. There’s a symbolic as well as a practical point here. Using social media is a way for the president, noticeably grayer and older than he was in 2008, to reinforce his “cool” quotient with younger voters. As Baylor professor Martin Medhurst told The Examiner: “The very fact that they’re doing it is sort of like sending a message to show that you’re on the cutting edge.” Social media will not ensure Obama’s re-election. The workers who lack jobs will be far more important than the friends he has on Facebook. But in a close race, his secret weapon could make the difference next fall. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at stevecokie@gmail.com.

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FEB. 24, 2012


Cruising Newport is a peek into lavish lifestyles E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road Cruising around the Newport Beach Harbor maze, it’s hard to imagine a time when there were so few homes that the film industry could pass it off as a beach in the South Pacific (“Sands of Iwo Jima”), the banks of the Nile (“Cleopatra”), and the Eastern Shore (“Beaches”). But the non-stop narration of tour guide and local Carolyn Clark transported us to those early Hollywood days and gave our visit to this storybook harbor an extra dimension. Clark entertained us with many stories as she expertly maneuvered an electric Duffy Boat around the seven islands. “Newport Harbor is so visually stimulating because it’s not commercial,” she said. “It’s all residential, and there are five yacht clubs on the active side. Then there is the Upper Bay or the ‘back bay’ with the nature preserve and ecological reserve where you can kayak and hike. ” As we slid across the glassy water, we noted the names of the yachts: Sea Zen; Dolce Vita; Game Time; Bon Temps; and Never Too Late — Again! As we tried to imagine yachting life, Clark pointed out the former and current homes of such nota-

Tour guide extraordinaire and local Carolyn Clark points out homes and yachts belonging to Newport Beach’s rich and famous while piloting a Duffy Boat around the seven islands in Newport Harbor. Clark also takes visitors on ecotours via kayak on the Upper Bay, home to an ecological reserve and a nature preserve.

bles as actors James Cagney, Nicholas Cage, Michelle Pfeiffer and Shirley Temple, whose longtime waterfront home is surprisingly modest. There also are the dwellings of captains of industry, like the Gillette family, and mansions of big-name athletes like Kobe Bryant. Perhaps the harbor’s most well known resident was John Wayne, whose single-story, 10-room, white ranch house was torn down to make way for a much more elaborate mansion that sports the harbor’s most lavish boat dock. Newport Beach has gained international recognition, Clark explained, thanks to the television series “The O.C.,” which aired on Fox television from 2003 to 2007. It portrayed the fictional lives of teens living in Newport Beach and was broadcast in 50 countries. Due to popular demand by international visitors, a map from visitnewportbeach.com lists the 17 locations that appear in the series, although much of it was filmed at Los Angeles County beaches. Clark pulled our Duffy Boat alongside the public pier on Balboa Island, and we walked a few short blocks to tree-shaded Marine Avenue. The street and sidewalk was crowded with visitors stepping in and out of boutiques, restaurants and ice cream shops. As we passed CandlEssence, we were drawn in by the gentle scent of roses emanating from a shelf laden with candles of that scent. Co-owner Neil MacAndrew was just finishing a batch of thyme-scented candles. (If that scent doesn’t appeal to you, choose from pumpkin, blood orange, French vanilla, frankincense and myrrh and more.) “I met my wife in San Diego and we made candles in a garage,” said MacAndrew, a Canadian and former Vista resident. “I never thought I’d end up here.” Now the couple lives on Balboa Island not far from the store, and while the cost of living is high and they must rent, “this is paradise,”

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You can cruise by this estate fronting Newport Harbor, formerly where actor John Wayne lived. His one-story ranch home was demolished to make way for this lavish mansion and boat dock. Photos by Jerry Ondash

he said. After our boat ride, we checked into the Newport Beach Hotel on the Balboa Peninsula. Built in 1910 and renovated in 2006, its crisp, nautical navy-blue-and-white motif reflects this town’s passion for sailing. Our delightful room has a gas fireplace and huge, step down bathroom with a spa tub. The hotel sits just a few steps from Balboa Pier and the Newport Beach Boardwalk, where cyclists and walkers can go for almost three miles. The surrounding neighborhood offers funky bars, shops, and restaurants. Just a few minutes’ walk away is The Cannery restaurant, adjacent to the Rhine Channel. Built in 1921, the restaurant was Newport’s first commercial fish cannery. Scheduled for demolition in 1999, local Jack Croul came to the rescue, purchased it and converted it

into a restaurant. At night, the lighted building looks like a jewel. We enjoyed some perfectly grilled seafood and flavorful pasta on the covered patio where we watched the boats quietly cruise by on the dark water. It was a fitting end to a fabulous day. For more info: Tour guide Carolyn C l a r k : newportatyourfeet.com; (949) 285-7558. Newport Beach Hotel: newportbeachwalkhotel.com ; (800) 571-8749. The Cannery Restaurant: cannerynewport.com; (949) 566-0060. Duffy Boats: duffyofnewportbeach.com; (949) 645-6812. These covered electric boats, which comfortably hold eight passengers,

E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer liv- are a good way to get around the seven islands in Newport Harbor. They ing in North County. Tell her about your were invented in the late 1960s by a local who combined the elements of a boat and a golf cart. travels at eondash@coastnewsgroup.com.


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Any olive oil consumer who has been paying attention to the news in recent months is probably reeling. Recent reports and a newly released book “Extra Virginity- the Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil” by Tom Mueller open up and expose the corruption and fraud in the olive oil industry. Reports on supermarket olive oils from the University of California, Davis show that 69 percent of imported olive oil samples and 10 percent of California olive oil samples labeled as extra virgin failed to meet the International Olive Council (IOC)/USDA sensory standards. Testing indicated that the samples failed extra virgin standards for reasons that include adulteration with cheaper refined olive oil, poor quality oil made from damaged olives and sometimes even mixing cheaper seed oils with olive oil. How can you avoid buying adulterated olive oil? Find out what a fresh, extra virging olive oil should taste like. Start by recognizing one essential fact about olive oil: it is a perishable product. Olive oil tastes best when it is fresh. Think of olive oil on a freshness continuum that goes from just-made, harvestfresh at one end, to complete-

l y rancid at the other. When buying olive oil, know the harvest date and then use the olive oil before the next harvest date. Usually the “best by” date will only give you limited information about the freshness of an olive oil. Whenever possible, taste before you buy. Do you have a clear sense of what rancid oil smells and tastes like? A good image for many people is the smell of crayons. On a rancid scale of zero to 10, almost everyone will notice a nine or a 10. The trick is to develop the confidence to pick out rancidity when it is a five, or a three, or lower.The flavor of rancidity in olive oil is usually accompanied by a greasy mouth feel; in fact, the greasiness often is noticeable first. Another recommendation is not to taste olive oil with bread. Bread will only mask flaws and at the same time take away from the pure natural beauty of good quali-

ty oil. Ever sip olive oil and get that great peppery feeling in the back of your throat? Ever let out a cough or two? That’s the polyphenols doing their job. Always look for that when tasting olive oil. G o o d qualit y

“EVOO” should be sipped, s l u r re d a n d swallowed. You will then experience the viscosity and mouth feel. Is it smooth, thick, buttery? Flavor — is it green, fruity, grassy? Just like a fine wine tasting, olive oil tasting should be savored. Once an EVOO is purchased, use it. Don’t save it for company or special occasions. Store it away from light, heat and oxygen. These are the enemies of olive oil. When you use an excellent olive oil in cooking, the results will be better tasting food overall.

Drizzle some on your toast instead of butter. Fry your egg in it. A simple lunch that anyone can put together is a slice of ciabatta bread, fresh mozzarella and tomato. Top with a little sea salt and fresh, extra virgin olive oil. Try baker & olive’s Manzanillo EVOO from Spain or go wild with infused oils like the blood orange EVOO on a spinach salad. Roasting vegetables? Herbs de Provence EVOO is a perfect choice. Give a whole new spicy twist to tofu with a H a r i s s a infused olive oil. By paying more attention to the flavors of olive oil, and experimenting in your kitchen and at the table, you will discover the amazing diversity of this wonderful food. Stop on by baker & olive, North County’s reputable source for the highest quality, best extra virgin olive oil in Southern California. They are proudly listed on Tom Mueller’s web site (www.extravirginity.com) as such. They sample daily, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 165 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas, online at bakerandolive.com or call at (760) 944-7840. Here’s to your health! Bon appetit!

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Local company turns spit into image You have until the DNA Fingerprinting is used to solve crimes, identify paternity and diagnose genetic disorders. Now it is being used to brighten homes and offices. Yonder Biology, a small but growing local San Diego company, is making this possible by exploiting the inherent individual beauty of this proven genetic identity technology. DNA Fingerprinting involves the use of Molecular Biology Techniques to isolate and specifically amplify regions of a person’s genome (their DNA). These amplified regions are then separated on a gel medium and photographed. Every individual’s DNA will produce a different image pattern on the gel (unless they are identical twins). This pattern can be captured as a digital image and displayed in a variety of formats. This is where Yonder Biology is stepping in and taking it to the next level. “This technology gives everyone a chance to display the very essence of what makes them different” said co-founder Andy Bass. Yonder Biology is taking DNA Fingerprinting to a new and artistic level by offering everyone a custom DNA print they can hang on their wall, point to, and say “That’s me.” The process of collecting DNA is simple and painless. It begins with a simple swab-

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San Diego-based Yonder Biology uses DNA to create vibrant pieces of art for homes and businesses.

bing of the inside of the cheek. This swab is laden with cells that contain enough DNA to characterize your entire genome. DNA is isolated from the cells, amplified using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and loaded into one end of an agarose gel. A current is passed through the gel and the amplified DNA migrates according to its size. This creates a pattern that is both

unique and intriguing. “No genetic disorder or medical information can be gleaned from this type of analysis. But you will see similarities in individuals who are closely related,” said Sean Raude, Yonder vice president of research and development. “Men and woman will also show differences due to the unique Y chromosome in males.” DNA is now being used to learn about, diagnose,

treat and cure disease. Soon your doctor will routinely prescribe medicines and treatments bases on your genetic code. We are just now unlocking the code and understanding the importance DNA plays in our lives. Yonder Biology is hoping to parallel these advances in science by offering advances in Art. Art no longer imitates life, now it defines it. (760) 583-4951

Pediatric dentist specializes in happy patients!!! Dr. Douglas Warner has a reputation for singing to his patients. He’s the first to admit he doesn’t sing well, but it’s one of his favorite ways to help them take their mind off of what’s happening. Dr. Warner is a pediatric dentist. “Pediatric dentistry is more than just fixing teeth,” he says,“it’s about getting kids to like and trust their dentist.” A lot of the methods Dr. Warner uses for easing fears and creating a positive dental environment were learned in his two year pediatric residency post dental school. “Pediatric dentists learn behavior management techniques specific to treating children and are better equipped to keep kids happy.” Dr. Warner gained much of his experience practicing in the Air Force where he was chief pediatric dentist at Misawa Air Base, Japan. In fact, he was beginning treatment on a patient when the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake hit. About a year ago, after fulfilling his commitment to the Air Force, he opened his own practice in Encinitas which gave him the chance to be closer to extended family in his dream locale. He says his wife Emily and their four boys have loved every minute of living here. His wife has also enjoyed helping decorate the office which exudes a very retro-modern vibe. From the moment you walk in to the building on Encinitas Blvd. (right next door to Jack in the Box), you

Dr. Doug Warner of Warner Pediatric Dental in Encinitas makes it a priority to instill a positive dental experience with all of his patients. Photo by Blue Lily

immediately feel comfortable in the clean, friendly atmosphere where the slogan is “Home of the Happy Teeth.” The staff is welcoming and friendly and “Happy” is just how it feels. Of course, Dr. Warner has the latest technology including flat screen tv’s mounted on the ceiling, and specialized equipment built just for kids. But the biggest factor contributing to Dr. Warner’s success is the way he interacts with kids and teens alike. They feel safe and happy

while in the office and leave looking forward to their next visit. “We’re really friendly; we don’t try to push or force them into doing anything. We work with them psychologically and emotionally to help them feel comfortable and make it a safe and inviting place.” When it comes to finding the right dentist for your child, Dr. Warner says a specialist is the way to go. “Any dentist can fill a cavity. But not just anyone can turn a dental visit into a positive experience.

When a child arrives in my office, I approach them with a confident and happy attitude. This makes a big difference.” Parents can also contribute to the dental experience being a positive one. “If you act excited about visiting the dentist, your kid will pick up on that. Try to avoid ‘preparing’ them with descriptions which might scare them. A lot of parents are afraid for their kids because they have had bad dental experiences. But it’s totally possible your child can make it through childhood loving the dentist!” “Many patients are referred to us from general dentists after the child has had a negative experience.” Dr. Warner says this can usually be avoided by starting out with a specialist in pediatric dentistry and in most cases no referral is necessary. “I’m a big believer in prevention and conservative dentistry. You want your kids to have positive dental experiences and we can help accomplish that. That’s why I think choosing a specialist is so important. We do everything we can to help these kids, as young as one year old, avoid fearful dental associations.” He says, “The singing helps with that...” Warner Pediatric Dental is located at 1443 Encinitas Blvd in Encinitas. Call (760) 942-1570 or visit www.warnerpediatricdental.com for more information. After school and Saturday hours are available.

Until December 31, 2012, you can save millions of dollars in federal estate taxes, but only if you plan today. Obama passed the “Tax Relief Unemployment I n s u r a n c e Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010” on Dec. 17, 2010 which dramatically alters the dynamics of wealth transfer and life Leah Stapleton CFP® Leah Stapleton, insurance planning President of Stapleton Financial and Leah for the next ten Stapleton Insurance Services. months. This allows an estate planning bonanza currently, $5.12 million per person, $10.24 million per couple exempt from estate taxes and this exemption applies to generation skipping and gift taxes too. The great thing is this Act reunifies the gift tax and federal estate tax exemptions of $5 million and the federal Generation Skipping Tax (GST) tax exemption to the maximum federal estate tax exemption. This Act’s transfer tax provisions will sunset after Dec. 31, 2012 and from that time forward the Internal Revenue will treat the tax reduction technique as expired. What does all this mean to you? It is an unprecedented opportunity to transfer your wealth to future generations with drastic reductions in or the possible entire elimination of federal estate taxes. In fact, the government’s insistence on using section 7520 rates — as of today, short term rates are 0.19 percent, midterm 1.12 percent and long term rates 2.58 percent — make using many estate planning structures extremely valuable. GRATS (Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts), estate freezes and split dollar loans for attractive Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) funding make it possible for a family to transfer up to $100 million to their heirs, estate tax-free, gift tax-free, and generation skipping taxfree. To ensure your family gets the enjoyment of these benefits, you need to act now. First, spend some time exploring your values and your desires for your family’s future. Remember, a c o m p re h e n sive planning process has steps President Obama passed the “Tax Relief many takes Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and and Job Creation Act of 2010” on Dec. 17, 2010 which many months dramatically alters the dynamics of wealth transfer from initiation and life insurance planning for the next ten to completion. months.


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Stroke recovery requires fast, expert care Health Watch By the physicians and staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Every 45 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. It’s the thirdleading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious, long-term disability such as paralysis, speech problems, confusion and muscle weakness. Stroke is caused by a

blockage in a blood vessel that supplies oxygen and nutrients to the brain. The blockage may be caused by a build-up of plaque that eventually blocks the flow of blood, or by a clot that travels from elsewhere in the body and lodges in the vessel. In 85 percent of strokes, blood flow is blocked by an obstruction; these are known as ischemic strokes. The remaining 15 percent are hemorrhagic or “bloody” strokes. These occur when an artery ruptures in the brain, and the resulting mass of

blood, known as a hematoma, destroys or damages brain tissue. Whether a stroke is ischemic or hemorrhagic, the lack of blood flow starves brain cells of the oxygen and other nutrients they need to survive. If they die, the part of the body they control can be irreversibly damaged. Immediate medical care is critical to open the blocked blood vessels and prevent the loss of brain tissue. A massive team effort is required between paramedics, emergency room physicians, neu-

rologists and neurosurgeons to quickly evaluate and diagnose the nature of the stroke and treat the patient as quickly as possible. If the blood vessels can be opened within three to six hours, there is a significant chance of recovery. With stroke treatment, every second counts. Seek emergency care immediately if you experience any of the following warning signs, even if the symptoms are minor or last only a few seconds. • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of

body • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding • Sudden trouble seeing • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause If you suspect someone is having a stroke, the National Stroke Association recommends using the F.A.S.T. test to recognize stroke symptoms: • FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? • ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? • SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Does the speech sound slurred or strange? • TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 911 or get to the nearest stroke center or hospital as soon as possible. Stroke can affect anyone of any age, race or gender. However, there are some known risk factors that may increase your chances of suffering a stroke. Men are more likely than women to have a stroke at younger ages, but women’s risk increases with age. African Americans have nearly twice the risk of a firsttime stroke compared with whites. If you have had a previous stroke, or have a family history of stroke, your risk may be higher. Other medical conditions that may increase risk include diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. “Health Watch” is brought to you by the physicians and staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. For more information or for physician referral call 1-800-SCRIPPS.

Student art gets showing Congratulations went to Torrey Pines High School art students Adriana Babakanian, Kelsey Chen, Gha Young Lee, Henry Lee, Taylor Lee, Lida Mareckova, Charlotte Resnick, Yongi Tang, Lilly Thunder, and Grace Yang, whose artwork was selected to be on exhibit through February at the Chiropractic Center of Carmel Valley at 12750 Carmel Valley Road, Suite 207. The art projects were entitled, “Metamorphosis,” and the students were asked to transform one object into another through four or more steps consciously applying the design principle, gradation. The medium of choice was graphite, however in some instances color was added for emphasis. The artwork will be on exhibit all of February, and the public is invited to view it.To take a peek at what you will see, go to carmelvalleychiropractor.com. Tosun Bayrak and his staff have offered his professional office for student art exhibits throughout the school year. This is expected to be the first of many which will showcase the talent of Torrey Pines young artists.


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FEB. 24 SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad presents it’s highly anticipated annual school musical production at the Star Theatre in Oceanside. 85 students have been working hard to recreate this Academy Award nominated classic. Set in 1927, when silent films were just beginning to transition to sound, this entertaining play is filled with music and dance and is fun for the whole family. Star Theatre is at 402 N.Coast Hwy Oceanside. Shows begin Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at seatyourself.biz/pacificridge.

FEB. 25 HEAR AND BE HEARD Positive Alternatives through Challenge and Experience (PACE), is launching a social American Sign Language group for deaf and hard-ofhearing high school students, with its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Heaviland residence, 2215 Paseo Saucedal in Carlsbad. Hearing and ASL students are welcome. For more information, text or call (760) 710-7549 or v i s i t Facebook.com/events.2822465 45173158/. GAME ON An Operation Game On fundraiser, which provides golf lessons, apparel and equipment to injured combat troops and their families, invites all to join them for free appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. and live music and raffles from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Flying Elephant Pub, 850 Tamarack Ave., Carlsbad. A portion of meals and drinks will go to support this great cause and help the troops in their rehabilitation process. SHOWTIME Torrey Pines High School theater students present “Man of La Mancha,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb 25 and Feb. 29 through Feb. 3 in The Black Box theater, 3710 Del Mar Heights Road.




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Democratic Club of CarlsbadOceanside will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Woman’s Club of Carlsbad, 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad. Speaker: Jess Durfee, Democratic Party County Chair. For details, call (760) 804-2754 or email rfriedheim@roadrunner.com.

FEB. 26 TOAST TPHS “A Toast to Torrey” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 26, by the Torrey Pines High School Foundation at the Pacific Athletic Club, 12000 Carmel Country Road, San Diego. lease RSVP to the Foundation at (858) 793-3551 or e-mail Denise.Small@sduhsd.net.

FEB. 27 LOWDOWN ON LUX Kara Leen, director of education at the Lux Art Institute, will speak on its Artist-inResidence program from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 15th Street and Maiden Lane., Del Mar. Free for San Diego TURN TO CALENDAR ON A23

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Jay Smith Trio bringing freewheeling jazz to Encinitas By Jared Whitlock

Jay Smith is a classically trained pianist. But a teacher encouraged him to give jazz a try in his late teens. He soon preferred Django Reinhardt over Frederic Chopin. He found inspiration in Art Tatum’s albums. And most importantly, improvisation changed the way he plays. “With classical it can be almost heresy in a way to change a piece,” Smith said. “Jazz is more about expression or your interpretation. When I started delving into that mindset, my playing really opened up and the nerves washed away.” Smith’s continuing move in the direction of spontaneity will be on display when the Jay Smith Trio plays cuts from his new album “Unashamed Portrayal” at Mr. Peabody’s in Encinitas Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. Those who are expecting a conventional jazz trio will be in for a surprise. “There’s a stigma associated with jazz,” Smith said. “People think they’re going to hear Billie Holiday or background music when they go to a jazz show. I really wanted to get away from that and play songs that are beyond what most people imagine jazz to be.” Smith, 28, appreciates the classics, but he also has an eye to the future. He wants to pick up where more experimental jazz musicians like Miles Davis left off in the 1970s — before the arrival of smooth jazz. “Alegna,” the 15minute opener of “Unashamed Portrayal,” is certainly ambitious. Smith’s lively keyboard and funk bass lines drive interweaving flourishes from an electric guitar and soulful trumpet, among other instruments that dive in and out of the mix. Other tracks are less sprawling, but a freewheeling mood remains throughout.

Jay Smith letting loose on keyboard. The Jay Smith Trio will perform at Mr. Peabody’s in Encinitas Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. Photo courtesy of Michael K. Chadburn (MKC Photography)

Smith has performed with more than a dozen groups throughout the U.S. and Europe. He brought in some of his favorite musicians, including Grammynominated guitarist Andre Bush, to record “Unashamed Portrayal.” While he worked on many of the compositions for nearly 10 years, he still chose to keep the studio sessions loose — a conscious decision to get back to jazz’s impromptu traditions. “I wanted to give some freedom to all the musicians involved and see what their take on my stuff is,” Smith said. “I think we ended up

with a better record because of it.” Smith, who resides in Bakersfield, believes jazz lost an audience because improvisation fell by the wayside, causing jazz musicians to play it safe. And modern music, which once informed artists like John Coltrane, took a backseat to neo-traditional jazz standards. In short, jazz musicians leaned too heavily on the past. But concertgoers can expect Smith to incorporate punk, blues, funk and indie rock into his forwardlooking jazz arrangements. “Jazz has always been about putting improvisation

within the confines of popular music,” Smith said.“I want to help continue that in my own little way, in the studio and live. The nice thing about playing with a trio is you can shift music styles on a dime.” Jay Smith will be joined by Jonathan Winemann on drums and San Diegan Paul Tillery on bass at Mr. Peabody’s. Many consider jazz to be a dying art, but it certainly has a future in Bakersfield thanks in part to Smith. He’s played at most of the venues in town, and he’s also given lessons for more than 10 years at organizations like the

Bakersfield Jazz Workshop. “Some of my students are doing well now,” Smith said. “There’s a local band called Colorblind, and they’ve been picked up pretty well. They’re a functioning unit and they’re gigging.That really warms my heart and I’m glad to know I’m a small contribution to that.” Bakersfield knows Smith, and it’s possible that the rest of the U.S. — and not just the jazz aficionados — will soon too. “Unashamed Portrayal” can be purchased on iTunes or at reverbnation.com.

Ranch artist exhibits unusual life-size sculpture By Lillian Cox

RANCHO SANTA FE — Among the snowbirds to arrive in La Jolla last month is a “beer-drinking, pasta-eating, cigar-smoking lover boy” named Rhinoman. Those are the words Rancho Santa Fe artist Carol Guerra uses to describe her whimsical, lifesize bronze sculpture. “Rhinoman” is on exhibit through June at the Alexander Salazar Fine Art Gallery, 1162 Prospect St. in La Jolla. “The idea for this sculpture began in 1970 when I was finishing the details on a small ceramic sculpture,” Guerra said. “As I was working on the folds in the back of the rotund man’s pants, the image of the folds in a rhinoceros’s backend kept creeping into my imagination. In 1972, I was hesitant and only hinted at the rhino butt. By the 1980s in the lithograph, ‘Fat Zoo,’ my subtlety was gone and all of the folds, bumps and even a

Rancho Santa Fe artist Carolyn Guerra, creator of “Rhinoman.” Courtesy photo

tail emerged.” By 2004, Guerra said she could no longer resist the urge to bring Rhinoman to life in a 5 foot, 9 inch, threedimensional sculpture. “My favorite preoccupation was the texture and tail of Rhinoman’s backend,” she said. “I spent a day at the San Diego Zoo just taking photos of the rhino’s butt.This partic-

ular rhinoceros cooperated by holding still and posing as if he knew I was going to immortalize him or … maybe he was insinuating something else.” Rhinoman’s wife — “Nag, Nag, Nag” — is perched on his head in the form of a screaming crow with a woman’s face embedded in its breast. “The old crow personifies an unhappy, haranguing woman,” Guerra said. “You can hear her incessant ‘caw, caw, caw.’ The old crow’s mouth is forever open — continuously talking — babbling on and on and on.” She added, “Her wings are aloft. She could land anywhere — maybe your home.” Art enthusiasts interested in purchasing the sculpture can do so for a price of $65,000. This is the first of what will be nine limited-edi- Rhinoman is a “beer-drinking, pasta-eating, cigar-smoking lover boy” tion Rhino men. The remain- created by Rancho Santa Fe artist Carolyn Guerra. The life-size bronze TURN TO ARTIST ON A23

sculpture is on exhibit through June at the Alexander Salazar Fine Art Gallery in La Jolla. Courtesy photo


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T HE R ANCH S PORTS Program helps protect student athletes By Lillian Cox

Cardiff resident Jason Santos is one of the newest members of the San Diego Sockers after receiving a call up from the reserve team Photo by Aaron Jaffe

Cardiff player gets call to first team By Tony Cagala

When Jason Santos joined the San Diego Sockers reserve team this winter his one goal was to make the professional club. Several weeks ago, before the team left for Monterrey, Mexico to compete in the FIFRA Championships, Santos’ goal was realized. General manager John Kentera and head coach Phil Salvagio made the decision to call Santos up because of his skills and what Kentera called his “bulldog” attitude. “I was very happy we were able to give him the opportunity to play,” Kentera said. “Santos has done a great job,” he added. “He’s played fantastic on the reserve team; he practices hard. People that really don’t follow us, or even if they do follow us, don’t realize we wouldn’t be where we’re at right now without this reserve team,” Kentera said. Santos received the call from Kentera where the two met up at a coffee shop in Cardiff, signing him to a contract for the rest of the season. “It was a great feeling,” Santos said. “Playing with the first team, it was a great experience, being able to get called up and play with a bunch of the great guys,” he said. Santos even earned an opportunity to play in the FIFRA tournament, which the Sockers won. “He plays real hard, and he’s had a good amateur career,” Kentera said. “And he’ll still continue, obviously, to go back and forth between the reserve team and our team, but…talking to Phil (Salvagio), he really opened up some eyes in that tournament in Mexico.” Playing in the tournament was good and quick, Santos explained. “It was definitely a different experience and it just opened my eyes on how good the Sockers are.” Since joining the first

team, the players have welcomed him with open arms, he said. “They’ve continued to give me pointers (about) the indoor game,” he said, adding that he’d never really played indoor soccer before, let alone at the professional level. Not only that, but he’s learning how to play through all of the noise that goes on during the games. The 24-year-old midfielder who still resides in Cardiff, attributes his mom for getting him started playing soccer when he was four or five in the Cardiff-by-theSea recreational games at Cardiff Elementary School. He played soccer at La Costa Canyon High School before going on to play at UC Davis, being named the team’s most inspirational player in 2010. His brother Joe also plays on the reserve team, something that’s been a lot of fun, Santos said. “We laugh and he grows a lot every time he plays with me; I grow a lot playing with him. He’s definitely just as physical and just as skilled, so it’s a fun experience,” he said. “The two Santos boys…these guys can play a little bit,” Kentera said. “They’re good kids; the game means something to them and when they come to compete they come to beat you.” “It’s a great honor,” Santos said about playing for the Sockers. “For me, to be able to play for the county that I grew up in and be able to wear that Socker’s uniform and compete against other counties and states and even in different countries, it’s a great pleasure and I can only hope to wear this jersey with pride,” Santos said. The 2012 season is nearly over, but Santos is looking to continue to grow with the team and to continue to learn more about the game. “He’s definitely got a future with us,” Kentera said.

Many locals remember Beth Mallon as a gifted pet photographer who demonstrated compassion in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when she published “Eyes of Katrina.” The book, compiled of photographs she took of pets that survived the disaster, raised awareness and donations for victims. On May 23, 2009, she was touched by tragedy herself while photographing the final lacrosse game of her son, Tommy, two weeks before graduating from Santa Fe Christian School. “I was shooting downfield at a player who was hurt when I twirled my camera to see what the number was of a second child who was injured,” she said. It was Tommy. Tommy told Riki Kirchhoff, the high school’s assistant athletic trainer, that he felt fine. Kirchhoff nevertheless insisted that he stay down. After a series of tests, Kirchhoff discovered that Tommy couldn’t feel the back of his head. She stabilized his head and neck, and with input from Dr. Eric Waldrip, a team parent and anesthesiologist who was in the stands, she contacted paramedics. After arriving at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Tommy was diagnosed with a fracture of the first cervical vertebra, which links the skull to the spine. Doctors explained that had he stood up after the accident, he most likely would have died or

From left: Riki Kirchhoff, Beth Mallon and son, Tommy. Kirchhoff’s quick thinking and expertise as a Certified Athletic Trainer (CAT) prevented Tommy from becoming a quadriplegic, or even dying, after a lacrosse injury in 2009. Kirchhoff says only 35 percent of California high schools have CATs. Courtesy photo

become a quadriplegic. “There are so many things on that day that went right that could’ve gone so wrong,” Mallon said. “All I kept thinking about was what does somebody do when they don’t have these resources? I felt like I couldn’t sit back and not try to change things.” Key to Tommy’s positive outcome was that Kirchhoff was a certified athletic trainer, or CAT. According to Kirchoff, only 35 percent of California high schools employ CATs. The Mallons turned their near tragedy into a mission by establishing Advocates for Injured

Graduates of the first training class of ASA (Athletes Saving Athletes) held at Santa Fe Christian School Jan. 20 learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of potentially life-threatening injuries encompassing the head and neck, heat illness and sudden cardiac arrest. They also become Red Cross certified in CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator). The pilot program is being launched by Advocates for Injured Athletes (AIA), founded by Beth and Tommy Mallon. Courtesy photo

Athletes, or AIA, a nonprofit that seeks to ensure that every high school in California has CATs. Funded with a $25,000 private donation through the Red Cross, they established Athletes Saving Athletes, or ASA, a pilot program that provides instruction to 30 student athletes at 10 San Diego County high schools in recognizing symptoms of potentially life-threatening injuries encompassing the head and neck, heat illness and sudden cardiac arrest. ASA ambassadors, in turn, teach fellow athletes what they’ve learned when they return to school. The class is taught by a CAT with a representative from the Red Cross who certifies participants in CPR and automated external defibrillator. The first training was held on Jan. 20 with 48 student athletes at Santa Fe Christian School. On March 8, another 50 will be certified at Torrey Pines High School. Since the grant was written to serve 300 athletes, funding remains for about 200 more students. So that all regions within the county can be represented, a lottery is planned. “Until Jan. 20, we had no idea how well the program would be received,” Mallon said. “We have been overwhelmed. Every adult that has seen this curriculum says,

‘I want this to be seen at PTA’ or ‘I want our athletic coach to see this.’” Last year the Mallons testified at the Youth Sports Safety Alliance on Capitol Hill. They were also notified by the Ohio State Buckeyes that AIA was designated as the recipient of donations from an upcoming “fun run.” “We found a niche where there was a need,” Mallon said. “We are taking the information directly to the athletes and making them leaders and giving them the knowhow to save a life if no one is on the sideline.” Private donations, grant money and corporate sponsors such as Cymer, which has already signed on, are needed to keep pace with demand and expand nationally. Kirchhoff, who serves on AIA’s Outreach Advisory Board, explains that Tommy’s accident was the most serious event she encountered since receiving her certification. “His injury made me realize that these kids’ lives are in our hands,” she said. “I challenge parents to ask the administrators of their children’s school, ‘Who’s on the sideline taking care of my child?’” For more information or to make a donation, visit injuredathletes.org, email injuredathletes@yahoo.com or call (858) 361-6553.

Classic to hold pre-qualifying match March 1 The LPGA’s Kia Classic will hold its annual open prequalifying tournament March 1 at La Costa Resort and Spa, giving amateur female golfers the opportunity to potentially play alongside touring professionals in an official LPGA event. All amateur female golfers with a handicap of two or lower are eligible to compete in the pre-qualifier. Interested players must send their name, phone number, handicap, and GHIN or other verifiable handicap information to Kia Classic marketing coordinator Chad Seufert at

Chad.Seufert@lpga.com by Feb. 24 to register. The entry fee is $50, and qualified applicants will be taken on a first-come, firstserved basis. The March 1 pre-qualifier will be played on La Costa’s South Course, with tee times starting at approximately 7 a.m. The two players with the lowest scores from the March 1 pre-qualifier will earn automatic entry into the official Kia Classic Monday qualifier on March 19, normally reserved for LPGA members only. The top two players from the Monday qualifier will earn entry into

the 144-player field for the Kia Classic, to be played March 22 to March 25 at La Costa and the LPGA’s first full-field event in the United States in 2012. “This is a terrific opportunity for some of the top young golfers from San Diego and beyond to test themselves and their games,” said Dennis Baggett, the Kia Classic’s tournament director. “We’re looking forward to offering the chance for two players to earn their way into the Monday qualifier and potentially play alongside the best female players in the world.

Advance prices for daily grounds passes are $10 for Wednesday’s pro-am day and $20 per day for competition rounds (Thursday-Sunday), and weekly grounds passes are just $50. Terrace club passes are $40 per day and $100 for the week. Children 17 and under will receive free admission to the Kia Classic when accompanied by a paid adult. Active military members and their families will be admitted free with military ID. Tickets are available at kiaclassic.com or by calling (888) SEE-LPGA.



FEB. 24, 2012

Association recognizes center Parking enforcement pays off By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Terrie Litwin, the executive director of the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, was recognized at the Feb. 16 Association meeting. It has become a custom to highlight a club, organization or business at the second meeting of the month. Accompanying Litwin was Carla DiMare, board president of the senior center. “I feel uniquely privileged to be here,” Litwin said before sharing a little about the senior center that was founded nearly 25 years ago. “The idea of an organization designed to meet the needs of local seniors was conceived by a group of neighbors, friends and local professionals,” she said. “Since 1988, the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center has been serving the community by providing a welcoming place to receive assistance in times of crisis as well as enjoy educational and social opportunities throughout the year,” she said. Litwin said the seniors of Rancho Santa Fe share similar issues with everyone else their age. “They do have the same needs seniors have everywhere,” she said. “We work at being a safety net for seniors.” Litwin was named executive director in 2005. She has a master’s degree in clinical social work and 23 years experience in health care adminis-

By Patty McCormac

Terrie Litwin, the executive director of the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center earns recognition by the Association at its Feb. 16 meeting. Photo by Patty McCormac

tration. In 2011, she was selected by the County of San Diego Department of Aging and Independence Services RSVP Program to receive the RSVP Senior Advocacy Ambassador Award for her advocacy for seniors and support of senior programs. She said the programs are designed especially with seniors in mind and are funded by annual donations, estate gifts, county grants and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. “These services adhere to the organization's mission of assisting seniors in maintaining their health, welfare and safety while respecting their need for independence, self-esteem and dignity,” she said. She said the nonprofit center has two paid staff

members, but most are volunteers. “The Senior Center is managed by compassionate, knowledgeable staff and a dedicated board of directors,” she said. “As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, programs and services are funded entirely by donor contributions.” Seniors can take classes such as painting, music appreciation and physical fitness. “Some of the classes are taught by seniors who come back to share their knowledge,” she said. She invited board members to drop by anytime. “We will never ask your age and everyone is welcome,” she said. To learn more about the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, call (858) 756-3041.

RANCHO SANTA FE — Parking enforcement has begun within the Village and results are already being seen. “In addition to their regular duties, the CHP has started to enforce timed parking regulations in the Village,” said Ivan Holler, Covenant administrator. “As with past enforcement efforts, issuing tickets is very likely to generate some controversy.” Still, improvement has already been noted. “Anecdotally, the staff has observed some of the vehicles that were frequently parked in violation of time limits have been moved to other non-timed street segments,” Holler said. “It’s safe to go back to the Village for lunch?” asked Director Ann Boone. It apparently is. “During the lunch hour, we saw three to five spaces open in the core,” said Pete Smith, Association manager. A parking survey by the Association staff, conducted over two weeks, found that one of the reasons for the lack of parking in the Village were business people and their employees who parked all day, every day in timed parking spaces. At its meet-

ing on Feb. 2, the Association directed the CHP to begin issuing parking tickets which cost $62.50. After 60 days, the staff will conduct another survey to determine the results of the additional parking enforcement.

During the lunch hour, we saw three to five spaces open in the core. Pete Smith Association Director

In other Association business, the board gave the staff permission to advertise the vacancies on the Roads and Planning Committee. Holler said at present, there is only one member left sitting on the committee. “ U n f o r t u n a t e l y, because the Roads and Planning Committee was comprised of members of two previous committees, all but one of the committee members terms ended on Dec. 21, 2011, instead of being staggered,” he said. He said the vacancies were advertised last October, but an insufficient

number of applications were received. “Re-energizing the Roads and Planning Committee is important for the Association in order to adequately review issues and projects that many impact the Covenant,” he said. “Examples of such projects include radar recertification of Covenant roadways, the EIR for the roundabouts and for Village Planning.” In the past, the Association had maintained both a Roads and Traffic Committee and a separate Planning Committee to advise the board on those issues, but with the decline of public and private development projects of the last several years, the two committees merged in January 2010. It became the Roads and Planning Committee. It continued reviewing and offering recommendations on projects or issues that were previously under the umbrella of both committees such as traffic enforcement, roundabouts, road maintenance, Village master plans and the County General Plan Update. Anyone interested in applying to become a member of the Roads and Planning Committee should contact the Association at (858) 756-1174.



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I just realized that my life is a bit upside down. Whenever some mortifying disaster strikes, my first thought is “Well, I can get a good column out of that!” I suppose it helps me to see a bright side of things, but it almost leaves me regretting weeks when life runs smoothly. I do seem to get more opportunities to embarrass myself than the average gal. There are those who might say I have no pride. I will do

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Next, I felt myself cringe just a little when a mom from school shared that every time her daughter goes to ballet class across from my big-windowed exercise center, she stops to peek in and see if Mrs. G is in the middle of her aerobics dance class. I was beginning to relax there, having perhaps a bit too much fun doing rumba steps or a Latin walk to a blaring JLo song. When faced with the prospect that anyone beyond my fellow workout mates might see me shake my groove thang as sweat drips off my nose, I got a little panicky. And then I laughed out loud. To further calm myself, I thought of the marvelous Carol Burnett, who made physical comedy an art. Perhaps I just need a good wig. Maybe a mustache? Jean Gillette is a freelance writer considering working out in a burqa. Contact her at jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com.

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Teen makes impact helping hearing impaired peers Who’s NEWS? By Lillian Cox

Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. Such smarties Students from throughout the North Coast area continue to succeed at a host of national universities. Southern Methodist University named Tanner Flyckt and Fantine Giap, both of Rancho Santa Fe, to its honor roll for the Fall 2011 semester. Zosia Boczanowski of Rancho Santa Fe and Taylor Cole and Brendan Hudak, of Carlsbad, earned placement on the Berklee College of Music Dean's List for the fall semester. Anna Geiserman of Del Mar was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Dru Rittersbacher of Solana Beach has been named to the Dean’s List at Fairleigh Dickinson University for the Fall 2011 semester. At Loyola Marymount University, the Dean’s List for the Fall 2011 semester included: — Katherine Altobello-Czescik, Torrey Close and Ericka Schwering, all of Del Mar — A n d r e w Dominguez and Melissa Sweet of Rancho Santa Fe — Christine Miyagi, of Solana Beach — Juliana Collins, Michelle Glassen, Brandon Mizutani, Dane Pearson, Aimee Beauchane, Kristyn Kawaja, Laura Lambillotte, Alexandra Pupping, Cassandra Rubinstein, Marissa Slavinsky, Kelsea Byers and Christopher Meinen, all of Carlsbad — Katherine Deponte, Gavin Finn, and Spencer Roberson, of Encinitas

Top honors Marina Chavez with the Prescott Companies’ office in Carlsbad, has been awarded the statewide designation of Certified Community Association Manager from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). The CACM certification is awarded to community managers who have completed CACM’s educaTURN TO WHO’S NEWS ON A23

Only 16 years of age, Gianna Heaviland has already experienced the heartache of late hearing loss. She was born deaf in the left ear and by the sixth grade was growing hard of hearing in the right. The condition continued to deteriorate. Last year, much of her time as a freshman at La Costa Canyon High School was spent traveling from specialist to specialist trying to pinpoint the cause. Finally, she was diagnosed with endolymphatic hydrops, or Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that affects balance and hearing. Gianna is among approximately 5,000 kids under the age of 18 in San Diego County who are deaf or hard of hearing, or HOH, according to Deaf Community Services. “I was so ‘over’ everything and everyone around me, then I realized that I had grown from the situation and could help others,” she recalled. “By my sophomore year I took up ASL (American Sign Language) and I immediately fell in love with the language and deaf culture.” She added, “I am in ASL 4 now and am very involved in the deaf community. It really changed the way I thought about myself.” Gianna began attend-

Gianna Heaviland will host a launch party at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 25. for Positive Alternatives through Challenge and Experience (PACE), a social club for high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Gianna is among approximately 5,000 kids under the age of 18 in San Diego County who are deaf or hard of hearing. Photo by Lillian Cox

ing Signs of Silence, a social group for the deaf founded by interpreter Roy Hensley. Feeling a need to bond with other teens who are deaf and HOH, she established a spin-off called PACE (Positive Alternatives through Challenge and

Tee it up for academy RANCHO SANTA FE — The Friends of San Pasqual Academy is deep into the planning for this year’s “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” golf tournament fundraiser. The event is set for April 23 at The Santaluz Club and registration is open. Even if don’t golf, you are invited to the cocktail reception and auction/awards dinner to benefit the foster teens of San Pasqaul Academy. The devoted golf event committee members include Carole Markstein, Karen Ventura, Jennifer Dunn, Monetta Smoot, Madeline Javelet, Monica Sheets, Lois Jones, Dagmar Helgager, Ann Boon, Teri Summerhays, Debby Syverson, Heidi Hollen, Karen Gray, Connie Berkley, Donna Schempp, Andrea Reynolds, Franci Free, Thom and Stacy Freismuth, John

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Experience.) PACE’s first meeting is scheduled at Gianna’s home at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Dinner from Pat & Oscar’s will be served. “The purpose of the group is to help teens accept themselves into a

deaf world instead of a hearing one in which many of us struggle,” she said. “At PACE, teens can share their experiences with their hearing loss and how they dealt with it, and make new friends along the way.” Teens will also discuss other relevant issues including bad choices, drugs, alcohol and relationships within the family and at school. As PACE develops, Gianna says that activities will expand to include speakers and recreational activities such as roller skating, ice skating and trips to the San Diego Zoo, Disneyland and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Beginning with the second meeting, the event will be opened to all teens who know ASL, even if they are not hearing impaired. Gianna reports that ASL is a popular subject among students at San Dieguito Academy, or SDA, where she transferred last fall. Surprisingly, she is the only student out of 18 in her ASL 4 class who is deaf or hearing impaired. Gianna has also become a popular speaker. Last week she was invited to address the San Marcos Lions Club about her journey. Today, Gianna has found her purpose in life. After graduation next year, she hopes to pursue a degree in deaf studies at Cal State Northridge. Her

mother, Joanne Heaviland, thinks she would make a great counselor. “Her father and I are very proud of her and how she has risen above something that has been a challenge in her life,” she said. “Because Gianna can relate to both worlds, the deaf world and the hearing world, she is a wonderful example of what it is to be challenged. Now it’s about making the best of it by helping others who are in the same boat.” Gianna is also on SDA’s varsity tennis team, which she says offers its own challenges, because the fast action makes it almost impossible for her to read the lips of the tennis referee. “That’s another issue,” she said, smiling. “Like when you’re playing and they shout ‘Out!’ Then again, ‘Out!’ ‘Out!’ ‘Out!’” For more information about Gianna’s journey, visit her YouTube channel (Geegerz825). The video has received more than 56,700 hits to date. To learn more about the deaf culture, Gianna recommends the book, “For Hearing People Only” by Matthew S. Moore and Linda Levitan. To attend the first dinner meeting of PACE, text or call Gianna at (760) 7107459 or visit Facebook.com/events/28224 6545173158.


FEB. 24, 2012


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MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch By the time you read this I will be 41 years old. Since my last column, Whitney Houston died. Starting last year — right before my birthday — I become incredibly nostalgic for a good friend who is no longer here. The pop star’s recent death reminded me of the person I missed. Events can trigger past wounds to resurface. Death is not easy. Life continues to go on, change, and fill the gaps left behind by those who’ve left us. Their impact on us will never be removed. The photos that were snapped will always remain the same. We can take those memories with us and keep them close to our heart. Choose to remember all of the joy they brought to us, even after they are gone. We must continue to celebrate their memory. We may not like what happens. In fact, it might be quite painful. What is important is how we let this event shape us and ultimately effect us. My favorite philosopher, who I often mention in my column, is the late Norman Vincent Peale. One of my favorite lessons I learned from reading his books was this one suggestion: “Seek gifts inside your problems.” Inside each challenge is an important gift that can change our circumstances with dynamic proportions. Life can be difficult when dealing with grief and loss. So, it is up to us to find our souls, ourselves and inside the battle for recovery. Dare to find the joy even when the signs may seem wrong, life seems awry and don’t forget to pick a few more daisies along the way. Be joyful for it all and let the memories carry us through during our darkest moments. With that said, I don’t have a problem with telling you I am thrilled to turn 41, celebrate and feel all that life can bring. Thanks again,

Around Town On Feb. 10, I received an e-mail from Lonnie, the sweet woman that we adopted my two new kittens from after my cat had died around Christmas time. With new energy and excitement, these beautiful kittens have brought much joy and love to my family. Lonnie now has new kittens that are ready to adopt. Her kittens have had their shots, have been vaccinated and are also microchipped. For a price that is average to adopting at a shelter, these cutie pies are rescued, too. I have included a beautiful photo of the two kittens, Sophie and Lily, that I adopted from Lonnie. To find the photos of the kittens available, just look up “Fur.Ever San Diego” and you will find the photos of the new kittens that need a home. Lonnie’s number is (858) 731-6059. We just are so happy with our new babies! On Feb. 11, The Auxiliary of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities celebrated with their 34th annual gala, Magical Moments, at Estancia La Jolla Hotel. This event raises a significant amount of money for the resident assistance fund for the retirement community of Seacrest Village. I have included some wonderful photos from this amazing fundraising event for the Bloch and the Levine families. Thank you Alyssa Law for sharing these photos with “Machel’s Ranch” and the Rancho Santa Fe News. For more information on Seacrest Village, visit seacrestvillage.org. On Feb. 13, “Ski Week” started for Rancho Santa Fe students and others in the San Diego area. For the holiday week, I took Jackson and a couple of his friends to a fabulous place nearby in Escondido. The rain did not deter us! What fun these boys had at Mr. Paint Ball USA, located right near Wohlford Lake. I have included a great shot of Brett Vitale, James Coit and Jackson Tuck suited up in their paintball gear that day. If you are looking for a fun

Sheila Malek with her loved ones during the "Week of Love." Sheila Jamie, Gary, Lisa, Justin, LindsayLevine.jpg: Featured here are Jamie, owns "Ellie's Tailoring & Best Formal Wear" in Encinitas. Courtesy photo Gary, Lisa, Justin, and Lindsay Levine at Seacrest Village's 34th Annual Event, "Magical Moments." Photo by Bob Ross

excursion, this is a exciting way to spend the day — especially if you have boys! For more information on this paintballing location, visit mrpaintballusa.com. Thanks Elise and Lori for letting me take the boys that day. We all really enjoyed it. On Feb. 14, while lovers and friends celebrated Valentine’s Day and love, I caught up with Sheila Malek, one of my very first clients when I used to work in advertising in the newspaper industry. Last year she relocated her business Ellie’s Tailoring & Best Formal Wear in Encinitas to a fabulous new location, which is right by Henry’s Market off of Encinitas Boulevard. Sheila is a wonderful person who has many happy customers that always come back to her shop because she does such excellent work and has such a personal relationship with each of her clients. I have included a gorgeous photo of Sheila with her family during the Week of Love. If you need any tailoring or need to rent a tux for prom, here is the place to go: bestformalwearsd.com. On Feb. 18, I stopped by Stumps Market in the Ranch to pick up two delicious sandwiches made fresh from their deli department. A little tip from me, if you love their deli, call ahead so you don’t have to wait and they are ready when you arrive. I have always loved the staff there and the owners, Dirk and Matt. I am sure if you live in the Ranch, you may be one of their many customers, too.

To my delight, I ran into Allison Hess, Avalon and Gillian Chaffer selling the infamous-must-have-once-ayear-so-do-stock-up Girl Scout cookies. I have included a photo of the three of them that day, nestled in between the post office and Stumps. They were representing Girl Scout Troop #1106. Thanks so much for the cookie girls. You made my day! If you have a story you would like to share with Machel, you can contact her at mpenn@coastnewsgroup.com.

Here are my two kittens I adopted from "Fur Ever San Diego." Sophie and Lily love to cuddle up with me after work. Photo by Robin Shull

Roger Rowe students on "Ski Week" went paintballing during their time off from school. Featured here are 6th grader's Brett Vitale, James Coit and Jackson Tuck. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

Allison Hesse, Avalon and Gillian Chaffer proud to be representing Girl Scout Troop #1106, while selling Girl Scout Cookies in the Ranch. by Machel Penn Shull

Photo Cindy and Larry Bloch looking fabulous at the "Magical Moment's" fundraiser in La Jolla for Seacrest Village. Photo by Bob Ross



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Southern California will be destination for wine trade expo FRANK MANGIO

Taste of Wine Some 40 wineries in Paso Robles will pick up and move down to sunny Southern California and pop the corks on more than 150 wines aboard the super yacht Majestic, docked in Newport Beach. The date for this “road show” is Feb. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. for the public and 2 to 5 p.m. for the trade. The extra special bonus on this exposition of Paso wine power is that most booths will have the winemakers and owners on hand pouring their own wines. I have walked the back country of Paso Robles, especially the west side of the 101 and declared this appellation to be gifted with classic properties where soil, climate, elevation and vineyard stock could not be better situated for great wine. The wines tend to be Rhone Valley French with names like Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. In 2010, Wine Spectator chose a Paso Rhone blend as

its wine of the year.The blend was harvested and made in 2007, a near-perfect year for Paso wines, with mild and dry conditions. A head count now finds over 200 wineries on 26,000 vineyard acres that includes Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero and Santa Margarita. Zinfandel is a favorite with many wine lovers who visit Paso’s wineries. March 16 to March 18, the area celebrates its Zin heritage with wine tours and tastings, a dinner experience and auction. I spoke with Marketing Director Chris Taranto of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance about this year’s Grand Tasting Feb. 29, and he enthused that “Paso Robles has become the fastest growing wine region in California. In addition to the Grand Tasting for the trade, media and consumers, we have secured wine dinners at marquee restaurants, tastings at local retailers and trade tastings. Visitors will get to experience Paso wines as if they were visiting the region,” he said.Taranto urged interested guests to access pasowine.com to get the latest information on where the wine dinners will be, to book tickets to the Grand Tasting and purchase Zin Fest tickets.

Dogs go high-fashion RANCHO SANTA FE — Inspired by Fashion Week hitting runways throughout New York, the team at Helen Woodward Animal Center decided to show off the swankier sides of their adoptable friends with a furry fashion photo shoot. The photos, taken by volunteer photographer Ricki Douglas, were meant to display the sweet dispositions of these available pets and encourage potential adopters to see them, not as abandoned animals, but rather, as beloved (and fashionable!) family members. “There have been numerous reports citing the difference between adoption rates when a great photo is taken of an orphaned animal vs. a photo showing the same animal in less flattering surroundings,” said Jessica Gercke, spokesperson for Helen Woodward Animal Center. “People have a hard time imagining bringing a rescue into their home when they see an image of the animal looking unhappy and behind bars. The fashion photo shoot allowed us to highlight the gentle nature and true beauty in each of these potential pets.” Douglas jumped at the fashion shoot idea. Her volun-

Dogs take to high-fashion following Fashion Week in New York. Photo by Ricki Douglas

teer efforts, taking weekly heart-warming Pet-of-theWeek photos for Helen Woodward Animal Center, have already seen an increase in turn-around time for placing abandoned animals. “The fashion shoot was a wonderful experience,” she said. “One after another, these amazing animals would come in and just charm us. We laughed and enjoyed them so much. I think the photos really captured their endearing personalities.” If you are interested in adopting, would like to make a donation, or would like more information, please contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at: (858) 756-4117 ext. 313, visit animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.


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Paso Robles wine grapes are rich in texture and strongly flavored, such as these Zinfandel grapes. Photo by Ron Bez

Wineries to watch next time you cruise 101 to this lovely area include: Berardo, Caliza, Cass, Denner, Eberle, Halter Ranch, Justin, L’aventure, Niner, Tablas Creek and Zenaida. New Year – New Wines I am energized by the

amazing number of wine events launched in 2012 and want to share some of the best wines I have experienced to date: Enjoy these 10: ü Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2008. $24. Venerable able bodied name with lots of black cherry, casssis and cocoa. Beringer.com. ü Contucci Riserva Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Siena Italy. 2007. 22 Euro. A beautiful discovery at the Italian Masters Wine Conference in San Francisco. 80 percent Prugnolo Gentile, a clone of Sangiovese. Four years aging. Contucci.it. ü Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley, 2009. $42. The “Judgment of Paris” lives on with the latest Mike Grgich release certified organic and biodynamic with delicious acidity. Grgich.com. ü Hess Collection 19 Block Cuvee Mt. Veeder Napa. 2008. $36. From the Veeder Summit Vineyard. Blend of Cab, Merlot, Syrah, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. Steep slopes, volcanic soil, intense flavor make this a winner. Hesscollection.com. ü Lewis Cellars Ethan’s Syrah Napa Valley 2009. $45. A strong, balanced spicy wine. Black raspberry,

licorice notes. Lewiscellars.com. ü Norton Reserva Malbec, Mendoza Argentina 2008. $13. Grown 3,600 feet above sea level with some 50year-old vines, this is a true contender to Napa Valley Cabernet. Rich, black fruits, long finish. Norton.com. ü Orfila Estate Lotus Viognier, San Pasqual Valley 2010. $29. Rhone style white wine with lush melon, citrus, pear, apricot notes. Bright acidity. Orfila.com. ü Palumbo Family Tre Fratelli Meritage, Temecula 2008. $34. Traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Cab Franc. Elegant wine. Palumbowines.com. ü Pedroncelli Sangiovese, Dry Creek Sonoma 2008. $15. Tuscany’s native wine, made in America by a traditional Italian family. Bravo! Pedroncelli.com. ü V.Sattui Howell Mountain Zinfandel, Napa 2009. $42. Big, spicy vintage. Mountain wine from 2,400 feet. Volcanic ash, red clay combo. Small production, aged 18 months in French Oak. Sattui.com. Wine Bytes — The Pacific Coast Wine Festival, bringing the

best of Napa Valley and beyond and benefiting the Pacific Symphony, is Saturday March 3 starting at 5pm at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. A 5-course dinner and 2 rare bottles of Screaming Eagle up for auction highlight the elegant evening. Wine tasting of some 50 world-class wines. Silent and live auctions. Tickets are $375 each. RSVP at (714) 876-2364. — Spicy Reds is the theme of the Friday tasting Feb. 24 at Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas from 6 to 8 p.m. Taste Grenache, Syrah and Zinfandel. $20 per person. Details at (760) 479-2500. — Wine Styles in Encinitas offers Live Jazz Feb. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with North County’s Freefall playing. For details call (760) 6330057. — Third Corner in Encinitas has a wine dinner with the Michael Keenan Winery pouring favorites Feb. 29. Call for price and times at (760) 942-2104. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at www.tasteofwinetv.com. (Average Google certified 900 visits per day) He is one of the top five wine commentators on the Web. Reach him at mangiompc@aol.com.

Athletes prep for college Inaugural county fair wine competition readies for June Torrey Pines High School has announced the many graduating seniors who will be attending colleges at student athletes. For softball, Lauren Filicia will go to Fairfield University, Lauren Hynes to Boston University and Taylor Lee to Cal-Berkeley. For baseball, Luc Rennie will attend Ball State University, Michael Mullen will attend Purdue, Reed Mason will attend Northwestern, Kyle Johnson will attend Purdue and Morgan Oliver will attend Central Michigan. Volleyball players include Gianna Cresto to Utah and Karly Drolson to UCLA. For Boys Golf, Bobby Gojuangco will attend the Air Force Academy, Ryan Burgess will attend Southern Methodist University and Eric Peng will attend the Army Academy. In basketball, Joe Rahon will attend Boston College and

for lacrosse, Sean Doyle will attend Cornell, Willie Mort will attend University of Pennsylvania and Kevin Hurt will attend Colorado Mesa University. In cross-country, Ashlyn Dadkhah will attend UC Berkeley and Arjun Kumar will attend Washington University of St. Louis. For field hockey, Erica Cohen will attend Davis, Hannah Bettencourt will attend University of Pacific and Molly Bettencourt will attend University of Pacific. Jacob Johnson will play Boys tennis at University of Santa Barbara. Nicole Skaggs will attend United States Naval Academy for swimming and diving. In soccer, Nicole Sherwin will attend Northern Arizona University, Jackie Friedman will attend Dartmouth and Hunter Rittgers will attend University of San Diego.

Book sale at local library Need something new to read? Do you like to keep a stack at the ready by your bedside? You are in luck. The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale for an entire

week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 through March 3 and again March 5 at the branch, 157 Stevens Ave. The library is closed on Sunday. For more information, call (858) 755-1404.

The inaugural San Diego County Fair Commercial Wine Competition & Festival will premiere June 9, in the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower and Garden Show. This new Fair-time festival will celebrate viticulture, a leading agricultural crop in San Diego County. Professional vintners in San Diego County may register by mail or online. Information and the online application is at sdfair.com/entry. The discount entry deadline is Feb. 24. Final entry deadline is March 9. (There is no limit of entries per entrant.) Judging will take place in a closed session on March 31 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Additional Wine Festival information, registration and rules are also available at the Fair’s web site. Even amateur adult winemakers can compete in the Homemade Wine Competition. Entry information for that competition will be available in late February or early March. The 2012 San Diego County Fair will run for 24 days opening Friday, June 8, to Wednesday, July 4. The Fair will be closed the first three Mondays, June 11, 18 and 25. For more information about the Fair, go to the Fair website, sdfair.com. For more information on the Fairgrounds, visit delmarfairgrounds.com.


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High quality math instruction Mathnasium of Solana Beach provides high-quality math instruction for students in 2nd-12th grade. Whether a student needs to be challenged in math, wants some help with homework and test prep to be sure to get an A, or has fallen behind and is frustrated and angry about Math - Mathnasium can help. Mathnasium specializes in teaching math in a way students can understand. The program begins with an assessment of the student’s math skills and comprehension. The

assessment is designed to identify what the child needs to learn to go to the next level of understanding in math. Based upon the results an individualized program is designed for the student. Highly trained instructors then direct the child through their program. Students who need to be challenged will be excited about math again. Students who want an A will have the confidence they need to succeed. And struggling students will see a dramatic improve-

ment in attitude within three months and an improvement in grades within six months. Math Fairs are also a specialty of Mathnasium. Mathnasium of Solana Beach has sponsored dozens of Math Fairs with the help of local Parent organizations to get their schools excited about Math. When school is out Mathnasium operates a Summer Camp. Call for more information at (858) 755-6284 or visit our website at: solanabeach@mathnasium.com

Santa Fe Christian Schools biblical truth in all subject areas. The construction of knowledge and development of skills is for the purpose of better equipping our students to be effective Christian leaders. Our Middle School works to facilitate a smooth transition between the dependence of the Lower School years and the indeWhen students do well pendence of the Upper in the classroom, they School years. We call these receive a gold star. When a school outperforms, it gets recognized by the US Department of Education. Santa Fe Christian Lower School, a college-preparatory Christian private school in Solana Beach, was named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, a distinction by the U.S. Department of Education that ranks it among the highest perform— Elise Wilson ing schools nationwide. Santa Fe Christian was one CLASS OF 2011, ATTENDING of only 49 private schools in YALE UNIVERISTY the nation to earn the award this year and the only pri- the “bridge years,” a transivate school named in tion time that provides the academic and social foundaCalifornia. The SFC Lower School tions for success in high (K – 5) provides a solid foun- school. During these three dation for a lifetime of learning. Our educational philoso- years, we focus on developphy is based on the values of ing the habits and attitudes academic excellence, stew- that will help students sucardship, and Christ-likeness. ceed in their classes as well With research-based curricu- as their relationships. Through the core curlum, the experienced and skillful SFC teacher infuses riculum, electives and

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am equipped and ready for the next step of my life.”


extracurricular activities, Upper School students grow to understand who they are in Christ and develop their academic skills in preparation for college. Graduates in 2011 were awarded more than $10 million in scholarships and received acceptances from colleges such as Stanford, Wheaton, Duke, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fordham, Westmont, UC Berkeley, USC Film School, Harvard and Boston College. “Aside from all the valuable information I’ve learned in my AP and Honors classes, I am confident in my Christian beliefs and I know how to defend them. Not only did I take advantage of the school’s toughest classes, but I also ran on the track team, competed on the academic team, enjoyed retreats, attended dances, volunteered in the community, authored articles in the student newspaper and made some really close friends. I am equipped and ready for the next step of my life.” – Elise Wilson, Class of 2011, Attending Yale University. Come experience us in action. K-12 admissions open house, Wednesday Mar. 7th and Apr. 4th, 10am to Noon. Sign up online at sfcs.net or call (858) 7558900.

Ranch residents open their homes to help foster animals RANCHO SANTA FE — Helen Woodward Animal Center has seen its fair share of rescue stories. Each day new animals arrive at the center with different tales of abandonment, salvation, tragedy or triumph. It is a very rare day, however, when more than 35 animals arrive at once…and even rarer still when all are rescued from one home. “The house had no electricity and no running water,” said an independent animal

welfare worker who was alerted of the tragic circumstance occurring in the Los Angeles area. “The woman was hoarding these animals but had no way to care for them.” The rescues, including 29 puppies, two dogs, three cats and four kittens, were nearing starvation, unvaccinated and had never been neutered or spayed. “The woman was very sad to see them go,” continued the worker who transported the rescues to Helen Woodward Animal Center for

care, “but ultimately she knew that she was doing them more harm than good.” Extraordinary circumstances are one thing, but perhaps the most amazing piece of the story lays in the heartwarming actions of multiple individuals who came forward with open hearts and homes. The rescue animals who traveled by van with15 carriers had a happy ending to their road trip. By the time they arrived, Denise Clark, Foster

Coordinator at Helen Woodward Animal Center, had already found foster homes for each and every one. “Our fosters are incredible,” stated Clark. “We couldn’t do the work we do without them.” Due to age requirements necessary to spay or neuter rescue animals, it will take some time to place this group in their forever homes. For this reason, the foster families of Helen Woodward Animal Center are a crucial part of

providing warm, loving, safe environments for these animals as they to begin their lives again. The foster time period generally ranges from two to four weeks. Helen Woodward Animal Center provides its foster families with all the supplies necessary, including food, bowls, toys, crate, etc. as well as training to care for new foster animals. The adoptions department has a full time veterinarian and medical staff and

any medical needs, checkups or health issues are taken care of through Helen Woodward Animal Center. If you are interested in participating in the Helen Woodward Animal Center Foster Care Program or would like to adopt one of these rescue animals, contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at (858) 756-4117 ext. 313, visit animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.



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“Mommy and Me Under the Sea” program ■ Presenting

the wonders of the underwater world More than a standard Aquarium, SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium at the LEGOLAND® California Resort provides an educational and interactive dynamic unlike any other. The SEA LIFE experience incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean, presenting the wonders of

the underwater world to them in a way specially designed for their understanding. Featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails, SEA LIFE is designed to be a child’s guide to the life of the sea. And new for 2012, SEA LIFE introduces an interactive program for parents with small children called “Mommy and Me Under the Sea”. This program includes kid-friendly play activities, fun animal crafts, an education program and a special Aquarium tour each week on Tuesdays and

Wednesdays for one month. Also opening March 1, 2012, crustaceans will scuttle to SEA LIFE with the opening of its newest interactive exhibit, “CLAWS!”. The five new displays include Japanese spider crabs, which can grow to 13feet across, and coconut crabs, named for their ability to crack open coconuts with the power of their claws.

For more information on SEA LIFE, Mommy and Me Under the Sea and CLAWS! visit www.sealifeus.com or call (760) 918 – 5346.

Counselors provide guidance and support The philosophy of the College Counseling Office is a direct extension of the mission of Francis Parker School. Together with the Parker community, we support, encourage, and celebrate the ongoing educational journey of each student. We believe the college search and selection to be a private and individualized process where students engage in self-reflection and learn to make informed and educated decisions concerning their future. As counselors, we offer guidance to the students as they identify the appropriate fit for college, based upon personal criteria, interests and strengths. We encourage a healthy, student-led, educationallybased, and family-appropriate approach to the college search, ensuring a smooth transition to life after Parker. As students embark on the path to college and beyond, our goal is to provide a solid foundation upon which they become selfreliant, empowered, confident, involved members of society, and engaged citizens of the world. The essence of the college search and selection process is determining which schools best fit each individual candidate. Given the wide-ranging talents, accomplishments and dreams of the Parker stu-

dent body, it is no wonder that their college destinations are not limited to a certain type or mold. Instead, the focus on students’ personal goals results in a variety of college decisions that we celebrate. The 484 Parker graduates from the classes of 2008-2011 enrolled in 158 different colleges and universities across the country and around the world. Parker graduates chart their own paths extremely well. Evening programs are held separately for each grade during the school year, focusing on the specific needs of students at each level. The senior class evening event is usually held early in September, with the junior student and parent evening conducted in November or December, once the seniors’ major deadlines are met. Sophomore and freshman evenings take place in the late winter, usually in February. The College Counseling staff also coordinates an evening College Fair and a Case Studies Program in conjunction with area high schools on an annual basis. Special programs are also sponsored for students interested in participating in college athletics and for parents seeking assistance with financial planning and applications for scholarships. The “State of College

Bilbray supports protecting beaches from drilling off shore Congressman Brian Bilbray of the 50th District, supported Congresswoman Lois Capps of the 23rd District in her amendment to H.R. 3408 Pioneers Act, as it relates to the transportation reauthorization bill. “Southern California beaches must be protected at all costs. Our multi-billion dollar tourism industry is supported by thousands

of jobs that are dependent on clean beaches,” Bilbray said.“Because of our extensive history with offshore oil drilling, the California Coastal Commission is the only agency with the authority to permit this activity offshore. Representative Lois Capps’ amendment keeps Californians in control of what happens off California’s shores.”

Admissions” is a special panel discussion held periodically and arranged by the College Counselors for students and parents to better understand the current issues at work in an everevolving process. In the fall, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to meet with more than 100 college admission representatives on campus. Parker’s College Counselors spend significant time getting to know each Upper School student throughout the college process. Parker students produce phenomenal work in the classroom, on the playing fields, on the stage, in the studio and in the community at large. Parker is proud of their achievements and celebrates their individual choices to further their education at the college level and beyond. Class Deans for freshmen and sophomores join with the College Counselors to oversee and advise students on course selection and monitor graduation requirements. Along with the student’s Faculty Advisor, they connect with students and support their navigation of the Upper School experience. Faculty Advisors keep an eye on academic performance, emotional and social issues, and know advisees well, so as to serve as informed and encouraging mentors.

Theatre pairs with college for production MiraCosta College and North Coast Repertory Theatre are proud to present William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV Part I,” opening March 2 in the MiraCosta College Theatre at 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. This special event will feature a cast of guest professional actors mixed with aspiring MiraCosta College student actors. NCRT’s artistic director, David Ellenstein, will direct. MiraCosta College’s Eric Bishop will serve as producing director.

Performance dates are at 7:30 p.m. March 2, March 3, March 7 through March 10 and March 15through March 17. Matinees at 2 p.m. will be March 4, March 11, March 17 and March 18. General admission is $25; seniors/staff, $20; students, $15 with current student ID. The cast features Andrew Barnicle as King Henry, MiraCosta College alumnus Bernard X. Kopsho as Falstaff, and Michael Phillip Thomas as Hotspur. Also featured are profession-

al actors John Herzog as Worchester and Jonathan McMurtry as Bardolph. The cast also includes Christopher Badillo, Amber Bonasso, Zackary Bonin, Chris Braden, Carly Delinger, Dylan Deuling, Kelsey Huebscher, Richard Johnson, Kevin Koppman-Gue, Daniel Liuag, Kelsey McNeilly,Aidan Moon, Dangerfield Moore, Ashlei O’Hair, Spencer Rodman, John Tessmer, James Thomas, Michael Phillip Thomas and Jesse Trout. The cast also includes MiraCosta College

theatre instructors Tracy Williams and Kelly Kissinger. Tickets are available online at miracosta.edu/events, miracostatheatre.com, or by calling the Box Office at (760) 795-6815.

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With spring near, maybe it’s time we all take a vacation JOE MORIS Baby Boomer Peace I’m in that spring mood. I can feel it getting closer. Vacation time is near. We’ll have some late winter-early spring storms and of course it will be cloudy on Easter Morning for sunrise service. But soon we’ll feel that Ahhhh feeling of being free. At least I hope so. When I was growing up in the 1950’s we really were free. Everyone took responsibility for themselves and our authority came from our parents. Somewhere along the way our infinitely wise politicians decided that rules needed to be made to save us from ourselves. A tyranny of the minority do-gooders overwhelmed the majority. By today’s standards my father would have served a long time in jail for the punishment he inflicted on my brothers and me back then. But for some crazy reason we boomers grew up just fine. We just naively and innocently gave away authority to oth-

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ers thinking it was better for society as a whole to protect that one person somewhere, whoever he or she was from someone bent on doing something or other. Then unfortunately, we baby boomers started accepting that it was better to give our child a “time out” rather than a good spanking because the PC police would turn us over to Child Protective Services. I think that in the minds of our kids they began to see that they could control their parents through the fear of being brought before the State. This was a starting point for our kids to have this entitlement mentality; to be able to turn to government to control others for perceived afflictions. And of course we all know our kids are smarter than us. They used to tell us that all the time. We obviously have an election coming this year. Maybe you’ve noticed. I am not going to advise anyone on how I think they should vote. I’ve been all over the political spectrum. I was drafted into the Army in 1971. I was mentally prepared to die for my country yet I voted for McGovern. I didn’t like that we were in Vietnam, yet I was willing to die for my country anyway. The next presidential election I voted for John Anderson instead of Carter. I eventually voted for Reagan in his second term. I voted for Ross Perot

instead of Bush the senior. I did not like the Socialistic tendencies of the Clinton Administration so I wasn’t about to vote for Gore, and I voted for Bush. Even though I didn’t vote for him, the thing I did like about Obama was that for eight years of Bush there was so much acrimony from both sides of the evenly divided aisles of government. Obama promised transparency and bridging the divide. This country was ready for peace within. There was great hope. Unfortunately Mr. Obama never stopped campaigning. We’re farther apart than ever before. The Republicans are always the bad guys. The rich are always the bad guys. Parents are always the bad guys. Government is the good guys. They know what is best for us so now we have a bloated bureaucracy with a bunch of Czars making all kinds of rules that aren’t even voted on by our elected representatives. We are moving toward an entitlement society that is being accepted by a generation grown up on entitlement and government protection. I think we need some simplicity in government. Our little United States Constitution is only about what, four pages long. Look how long the Health Care Plan is alone. I believe over 2000 pages. Remember, for every

word there can be more than one interpretation. I quote former President Clinton: “It depends upon what the meaning of ‘is,’ is.” I kid you not. Please government, leave us alone. Let’s have a moratorium on laws. We have enough already. All we have to do is enforce the most obvious ones we have and get rid of about 90 percent of the rest. And, let us be real parents and raise our kids the way we feel is in their best interest, not the governments. Even the bible said not to spare the rod. All the foregoing leads me to how government seems to be manipulating our thoughts and actions. Over the Feb. 11 weekend, the news was having an orgy warning us, just as spring is in the air, that a travel advisory is in effect for Mexico. For those of you who have followed me for a while know, I have been doing my best to be honest and to paint a realistic picture of our neighbor to the South and yet in one fell swoop the State Department in complicity with the National Press, Television, print and Radio blew that to smithereens. They all made a big deal that there have been 48,000 drug related deaths in Mexico since 2006. And, worse yet they amplified that there were 131 American deaths in 2011 alone. Then the Television

stations put this big map of Mexico on the screen all painted in Red with little Green Dots by Puerto Vallarta, Cabo, Cancun and a few others. Those are the really safe places but they didn’t say that. At first glance you’d think those places might be bad. So I called the State Department on Monday. I asked what the big deal is and please, who are these 131 Americans killed in Mexico? Who are these people? My gosh, one American gets kidnapped or killed in a foreign country and it’s front page news, but 131 in one country and not a peep? Well, a little investigation brought me to the truth that the press was too lazy to report. Nearly every one of those American deaths was committed in drug violence along the border towns with the U.S. with the emphasis on Juarez. These were primarily dual citizenship Hispanic surnamed American citizens living and working the drug trade. But, did the news tell us that? Absolutely not! The government (State Department) wants us to stay away from Mexico even though Mexico has now become the second most visited country in the world next to the United States. Now because of some beef with Mexico our government just smears them like they do political enemies. It’s all politics and control in my

eyes. Maybe this administration wants to paint a bad picture because Mexico’s unemployment rate is 4.3 percent and ours is realistically closer to 15 percent and Mexico has a balanced budget and no debt. Maybe its because this administration bungled “Fast and Furious.” Who knows? Our poor “entitled” kids and grandkids. I really am concerned that they will only know self reliance and the simplicity and innocence of the 1950’s in history books that aren’t banned or discouraged. If government doesn’t leave us alone I’m going to have a lot of company with me in paradise soon. Peace everyone, we need it! Joe Moris may be contacted at (760) 500-6755 or by email at joe@coastalcountry.net.

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SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

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By Bernice Bede Osol Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 In the year ahead, more opportunities might become available to you than in the past. As time passes, better situations and numerous quality chances to do something productive will become viable for you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Because you're feeling a little claustrophobic, you're likely to need more elbowroom than usual in order to function effectively. Try to act independently without smacking anyone in the jaw. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You should stop and take some time to straighten out an old matter that's never been handled properly. Even if it doesn't bother others, only you, it's worth doing things right. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Although you might not seek or want it, you are destined to play a key role in a group endeavor. Because some members aren't aware of what's going on, they'll welcome your input. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don't be surprised if you find yourself to be far more ambitious than usual. You might have to contend with some challenges, but you'll win out if you use the big guns. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- If you are required to make a critical decision, trade on past experiences for a plan. By using the same techniques that were successful before, you'll make the right choice.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Another avenue for material gains could come about through one of your newer relationships. The person in question likes what she or he sees in you, and wants to include you in something worth checking out. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Chances are you'll automatically get involved in a partnership arrangement involving something that happens to be your strong suit. With your input, the results will turn out to be good. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- No grass is going to grow under your feet. Because you'll see what has to be done and know how to do it, you won't hesitate to get crackin'. This is likely to turn out to be a very successful day. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- With your popularity at a high point, it goes without saying that you'll be well received wherever you go. Your presence will automatically brighten up any corner you walk into. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Take any opportunity you get to finalize an important development. Don't leave anything up to chance or any loose threads hanging. You may not get another crack at it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Rely on your splendid mental attributes and your innate logic, but don't totally discount your intuitive perceptions. Each facet has a place in your reasoning, so use your gifts accordingly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- There's an excellent chance that certain business matters will be less complicated now than they will be tomorrow. Don't put off handling anything important.


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Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad CONTINUED FROM A9 Village Drive, Carlsbad. Museum of Art members and Contact (760) 435-2536 or m a i l first time guests.$5 for others. e For more information, call tgordinier@roadrunner.com. (760) 604-6436.


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up our horses at the bank and have lunch at Ashley’s for five bucks and be gone all day. Ruling over all of that was Roger Rowe. He was the most unique man I have ever met. He has been a mentor to me over the course of my whole life.” After college, Graham went back to the school to teach and is now director of admissions at the Rhoades School. She said that at every level of her career, she received a letter of recommendation from Rowe and



ing will be done on commission, with collectors having the option of customizing the logo on the baseball cap and the brand name of the can in his hand. Guerra, who was born in Chicago, said she was a child when she first exhibited artistic talent. “When I was in kindergarten, all of the kids were drawing splashes and stickmen,” she said. “I drew a lady pushing a buggy in a park and I remember that I was having trouble doing the back wheels.The teacher called my



tional curriculum program and fulfilled a minimum requirement of work experience in the field of community association management.

Day for golfers The Golf Digest Hot List Tour 2012 will be at Carlsbad Golf Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10 and March 11 at 2711 Haymar Drive, Carlsbad. The free event offers tests of equipment from golf’s leading manufacturers, free contests and free instructional tips, a club trade-in booth and discounts. Sign-ups for free club-fitting appointments recommended. Visit carlsbadgolfcenter.com.


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free clinic on canine first aid and information on household toxic items from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 2 at Whole Dog Sports Center, 6241 Yarrow Drive, Suit D, Carlsbad. Call (760) 931-2600 for reservations. ‘PETER PAN’ Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy will stage “Peter Pan” at 7:30 p.m.March 2 and March 3 and at 2 p.m. March 3 and March 4 at 6106 Avenida Encinas, Suite

Coastal Artists will have a new multimedia exhibit, “Art & Soul.” in the Rancho Santa Fe Library from March 3 to March 31, with an artists' reception from 2 to 4 p.m. March 17. The exhibit is in ArtWindows No. 4 at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12925 El Camino Real. For more information, call

fit concert to support Lisa Shaffer for Encinitas City Council 2012, featuring singersongwriters Emma’s Revolution, is being held at 4 p.m. March 4, at the Greenasium, 1465 Encinitas Blvd. Tickets include food, drinks and music. For more information, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/222273 or see Shaffer4Council.com.

she has kept in touch with him over the years. “He was a lovely, lovely individual I’ve had the privilege to know,” she said. Lisa Bartlett, who came to Rancho Santa Fe as a teenager in 1967, lived across the street from the Rowe family and worked as a playground supervisor at the school when she was 18 and 19. “They were great neighbors,” Bartlett said. “They still are.” She said Rowe was always on campus, even in the summer. “I think he considered all children, his children,”

she said. “He knew every child’s name. He knew every parent. I don’t know anyone he didn’t know. He was a wonderful member of the community. I never saw him without a smile on his face. He was always upbeat and had a love for life.” When he retired in 2001, a resident donated a bust of him that is displayed in the library at the school. Delaney wanted to offer a biography to accompany the bust and was consulting with Rowe on this “work in progress.” Rowe grew up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., where he was part of its largest high school

class of 63 students, the biography said. His parents separated when he was quite young and he credits his mother for his caring demeanor. He served in the U.S. Navy, where he earned a scholarship to fund his education. “Dr. Rowe’s lauds and accolades spanned a more than 50-year career, but it is the numerous generations of students inspired by their time with him that was most precious. Rowe’s legendary high standards for his teachers, administrators and students have cemented a legacy that will continue as long

as there is a love for learning and teaching,” the biography read. He was firm in the belief that learning is a process that is never complete. On the subject of choosing a career path, Rowe often encouraged his students to “enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy.” “Even in retirement, his constant presence at the school was a daily reminder of the hard work and passion given to secure a bright future for each of his students. On any given afternoon, Rowe could be seen supporting his former stu-

dents’ children and grandchildren on the athletic fields and on the basketball court, or at weddings, christenings, and graduation ceremonies. The overwhelming legacy he leaves behind is a testament to the power education has, not only to inform, but also to connect each of us in a way that is truly permanent,” the biography said. He is survived by Jane, his wife of more than 60 years; daughter Janet Majel of Pauma Valley; son Stephen who lives in Arizona and California; son Carl who lives in Texas; and seven grandchildren.

dad and said, ‘Get this girl some lessons.’” She received her Bachelor of Arts in art and English at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis., and earned a master’s in printmaking, lithography and etching from Northwestern University in Chicago. Guerra continued her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and touring European museums and galleries. She also taught art in the Chicago public high schools, and at the university level, as well as in her own studio in Barrington, Ill. She moved to Rancho Santa Fe with her husband in 1997. “After a 15-year period of selling real estate, I resumed art full-time in

2000,” she said. “I did my first bronze statue and got hooked on sculpture. I’ve been working on Rhinoman for seven years and nine months.” When Guerra finished Rhinoman last June, she placed him in the care of Justin Snow at the BronzeArtwork art foundry in Escondido. “Justin said the detail was so exact that it was like a piece of fine jewelry,” she said. “After he completed Rhinoman on Dec. 8 I had him sent to Alex.” Salazar has represented Guerra for eight years and has seen the evolution of Rhinoman. “The final casting took six months to complete and was a celebration, not only of Carolyn, but her determina-

tion to make Rhinoman a reality,” he said. “Everyone loves Rhinoman in La Jolla. He’s like someone in the family that everyone loves.” Dr. Elaine King, nationally renowned critic and curator at Carnegie Mellon University, wrote of Rhinoman: “I like the blend of serious issues, real technique and a sense of humor.” To view a video of the making of Rhinoman, visit carolynguerra.com. For more information visit alexandersalazarfineart.com or call (858) 5518453. Gallery hours are Sunday and Monday from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.



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