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THISWEEK Former Ranch resident restores African Queen By Tony Cagala
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RANCHO SANTA FE — It can only be considered another notch in the belt of the seemingly adventurous life of former Rancho Santa Fe resident and Torrey Pines High School grad Lance Holmquist. Just weeks ago, Holmquist, who now lives in Key Largo, Fla., finished restoring the historic boat The African Queen and took it for its inaugural steam-powered cruise in time for its 100th anniversary. The project, said Lance’s mother Joan Holmquist, who still lives in the Ranch, has sparked international interest. Joan was able to join her son on the inaugural run once the boat was restored. “It was great,” she said. “There was a news team in a boat in front of us taking pictures, and the whole canal was just lined up with people to see it. So it was a pretty memorable occasion. There was hooting and hollering to the African Queen. It was a lot more than I thought it was going to be.” The boat was built in 1912, near the same time and place as the Titanic, and its
Lance Holmquist, who grew up in Rancho Santa Fe, completes restorations on the historic African Queen boat in Key Largo, Fla. for its 100th anniversary. Courtesy photo
history is filled with as many stories as its restorer can tell. The African Queen worked for 60 years in the African Congo, ferrying mercenaries, missionaries, big game hunters, bridge builders
and engineers throughout. It was also used in the 1951 film of the same name directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Holmquist runs his own
charter company and restores old boats in Key Largo where the African Queen had been sitting idle for the past 10 to 15 years, falling into a state of deterioration from the abuse of natural elements and hurri-
canes. The boat belonged to Jim Hendricks Sr., a Florida attorney who had purchased the boat in the 1980s. After his TURN TO RESTORATION ON A22
Future plans of The Inn discussed Realtors vie for Osuna listing; delinquent fees up for talks By Patty McCormac
RANCHO SANTA FE — John Kratzer, one of the new owners of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, spoke to the Association about future plans for the historic hotel. He told the board at its April 19 meeting that some things will stay the same, but there will also be changes including a new general manager and chef. The Inn was listed last fall after having been owned by the Royce family for more than 50 years. At the time, the price was thought to be about $3 million. Kratzer said when The Inn went up for sale many people wanted to buy it. “There was a whole raft of suitors, some wanted to pay more, but the owners wanted a buyer with an understanding of the community, and how The Inn interacts with the community,” said Kratzer, president and CEO of JMI Realty, the successful bidders.
By Patty McCormac
John Kratzer (far right) one of the new owners of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, speaks to a group of residents about his company's plan for the historic hotel. Photo by Patty McCormac
He said The Inn will not join any brand hotel group, but its own Benchmark Hospitality group of hotels. “We are a private company, we are not beholden to any brand,” he said. Kratzer said any improvements will be designed exclusively for The Inn. It is estimated that about
$12 million will be put into the project. “We are completely flexible about what is right for The Inn,” he said. Included in some of the plans are renovations, some of them subtle and some not, he said. The new management is TURN TO INN ON A22
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Association Board dealt with a number of business items on the April 19 agenda before adjourning outside for a presentation by the new owners of The Inn At Rancho Santa Fe. After the presentation, the remainder of the meeting was held indoors. During the first part of the meeting, Ivan Holler, Covenant administrator, told the board that the green curbs in the Village will be repainted on May 8 and May 9, so residents may want to be aware of the inconvenience on those days. At the meeting, Holler also told the board there have been seven responses to the Request For Proposals from realty firms who wish to be chosen to sell the private home and surrounding property on the Osuna Ranch. “We will send those to
the finance committee,” he said. The finance committee will narrow down the firms and then send the decision to the Association for approval. Holler also introduced Chris Livoni, the new assistant planner for the Association. Livoni is an experienced project manager and planner with a degree in construction management from Northern Arizona University. Steve Comstock, director of finance, continues collection procedures against people who are delinquent in their Association fees. Comstock requested the board’s approval for placing liens on the properties. “It takes letters, phone calls and certified mail to get to this point,” he said. Pete Smith, Association manager, said those who may be struggling with the fees TURN TO OSUNA ON A22
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Take a trolley tour through Rancho Santa Fe area The six trolleys running Rancho Santa Fe Garden every 10 minutes, beginning RANCHO SANTA FE — Club hosts their garden tour at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., allows Thru The Grab a ride on an open-air “Rambling for patrons to linger in the trolley May 5 when the Ranch.” gardens for as long or as lit“We think of it as a tle as they’d like before movreally happy event. It’s a way ing on to tour another of the that we can showcase beaugardens. tiful gardens in Rancho “The five different Santa Fe, our beautiful town homes are going to show a and to share what we have variety of the different here,” said Helen DiZio, types of gardens within the president of the Garden community and it’s quite a Club. “And we hope to have wide spectrum from differreally good weather,” she ent types of gardens that are added. grown and used in these The garden club, which areas,” Steve said. has been around since 1926, Admission is free to the has held many, many garden open market and goes from tours, explained Steve 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. DiZio, the club’s executive Tickets for the trolley vice president. “But the concept of the Patrons prepare to board an open-air trolley during last year’s “Rambling Thru The Ranch Garden Tour.” tours are $35 in advance available at ‘Rambling Thru The Photo courtesy of Susan Magree ranchosantafegardentour.com, Ranch’… that was devel- and $45 at the door. A portion of the prooped last year for the first ceeds will be going to benetime,” he said. The tour promises to be fit Archi’s Acres, a nonprofmore festive than in years it organization that has crepast with the open-air trol- ated a program to help leys again being used to returning combat veterans transport patrons to five obtain employment in the individual home gardens sustainable garden industhroughout the Ranch and try. Tours begin at the an open-air market filled with live music and 40 arti- Rancho Santa Fe Garden san, food, home, garden and Club at 17025 Avenida de Acacias. craft vendors.
By Tony Cagala
Del Mar Fairgrounds get busy during May Horses and sports fill the Del Mar fairgrounds during May. The Del Mar National Horse Show Hunter/Jumper show will be held May 1 through May 6 featuring the $50,000 Surfside Grand Prix May 4 and the $100,000 Hermès Grand Prix of Del Mar ay 5. Both are USEF Observation events for the U.S. Show Jumping Team for the 2012 Olympic Games. A Kentucky Derby
simulcast is set for May 5. Guests can watch and wager on the most famous horse race in the world, the Run for the Roses, the Kentucky Derby, live from Churchill Downs. For reservations, visit surfsideraceplace.com. The Showpark Ranch and Coast Horse Show will be held May 8 through May 13 at the Fairgrounds' Horsepark facility. This is followed by the Clay Macleod Quarter Horse Show May 17 through May 20. Sports clinics for youth and adults, will be held at the Hot Shotz Sports Center. More information, visit hotshotzsports.com Cirque du Soleil: “Totem” will be in town through May 27. Visit delmarfairgrounds.com/calendar or cirquedusoleil.com. The 21st annual Pug Party will be at the fairgrounds May 5. This event will have pug costume contests, vendors, “Ask the Vet,” shopping at Pug Boutique, adoption info, pug nail-clipping and facials and the Pug Café.
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Former All-Star talks to teens about addiction By Shelli DeRobertis
After years of battling alcoholism, a humble 43year-old four time Gold Glove winner, three-time AllStar and two-time Silver Slugger award winner Bret Boone shared the story of his sobriety with a room of teenagers on April 28 at the Carlsbad Safety Center. Boone, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1990 and played second base for 14 years, earning a career total of nearly $50 million, but his fortune and fame didn’t immune him to the selfentitlement he claimed or the disease of alcoholism. “All the success I had in the game didn’t teach me how to live life as a normal person in a functioning society. I was always kind of in a bubble — I’m learning that now,” he said. About 160 people attended the drug and alcohol awareness forum, hosted by The Carlsbad Police Explorers.The event also featured counselors from North County Adult Drug Court. Boone is a third generation baseball player; his grandfather Ray played for 13 years, his father Bob played for nine years and his younger brother Aaron played for 12 years. He said that as a kid he spent his time on the major league baseball fields with his father and got to hang out with famous players such as Reggie Jackson and Pete Rose, and baseball was what he knew and what he loved. He said that as he grew older he got away from his Christian roots and that as he reached successes things became more about him and baseball. “With all the accolades coming my way, I felt like Elvis Presley,” he said. “All the sudden I was a star, and the better I did the more I partied.” Boone said that as the partying escalated it turned from three or four beers after the game, to five or six, to seven or eight, or nine or 10 vodkas. Eventually, the alcohol took the passion of baseball away, he said. During the 2004 season his grandfather was sick; the two were very close, he said, which triggered him to drink a little more, and a little more. “I gave the eulogy at his funeral, drunk,” he said. That time period became a turning point for Boone, when he said he noticed the drinking went from being fun to taking over his life and becoming the most important thing. “It was what I had to do, not what I enjoyed to do,” he said. He said the 2005 season was his worst year, and that he played terrible and couldn’t wait to get the game over. In the 2006 season Boone went to Florida for spring training without his family (he has two teenage children and twins age 7),
Cindy Schaub (center) assistant superintendent of Rancho Santa Fe Schools, gives a presentation to the school board about the need to upgrade and integrate technology into teaching. Photo by Patty McCormac
School Board opts to increase technology in classrooms By Patty McCormac
Former Major League Baseball player Brett Boone speaks to kids about the harmful effect of alcohol. Photo by Shelli DeRobertis
and a week into practicing drills he saw the sparkle in the eye of a young player and realized he didn’t have that anymore. He went home that night, called his father, and said he was going to retire. He said he felt the weight of the world come off his shoulders and figured he’d go golfing for the rest of his life. Then close family members began to pester him about his drinking and eventually he entered rehab, more so for them than for himself, he said. After four separate trips to rehab, Boone now lives a sober life and just recently decided it was time to share his story. “I just started doing it,” he said about publicly speaking to others. “It’s for me; it’s for my wellbeing.” He also shares his story with the hopes to help others. “If I can touch one person that’s huge,” he said. It was also the first time the three agencies collaborated, and Carlsbad Police Cpl. Rick Galanos said they hope to host the event again. “We would love to do this as an outreach program,” Galanos said. The counselors at the drug awareness event were available afterward, and at least three teenagers made contact with counselors, he said. Aside from the counselors who also shared their addiction stories with the crowd, one mother and her paraplegic son also shared what the outcome of an overdose can do. Aaron Rubin, a Poway High School Class of 2000 graduate, overdosed on pills in 2005 and the once-healthy
football player woke up from a coma as a paraplegic. Now his mother Sherrie travels with him and tells his story through ‘Rollin with Rubin Prescription Pill and Drug Education’ lectures. Angel Lopez, 14, of Oceanside, was one of several youth who attended the event with the Boys and Girls Club. “I’ve never taken drugs or anything like that. I try not to take pressure. I don’t want to ruin anything in the future,” he said. Stephanie Peterson, director of the Oceanside Boys and Girls Club location, said that the kids involved at the club are youth who have family life drama or are missing a role model. She brought them to the event to help them see the dangers of addiction. “They are at risk of ending up like these stories,” she said. “The likelihood they could turn to substance abuse is greater.”
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe School Board met at a special meeting last week to determine the best way to stay abreast of changes in technology their students are already using away from school and how to integrate it into the classroom. In the end, the board instructed staff to continue investigating a rollout plan of putting iPads into the hands of students, starting with the middle school and gradually continuing to the rest of the students. An official go-ahead is expected at a future board meeting. At a cost of about $304,500, the initial plan would be to provide one device to each child in middle school who would have continued access to desktops and laptops in each classroom. Each teacher at the school would receive an iPad and there would be 10 devices given for special education. For the 2012-2013 school year, six devices would also be issued per classroom for a total 410 iPads. The rollout would continue year by year, until every student has his or her own device.The older students would carry their devices back and forth to school, but their devices would have the built-in browsers disabled, so the students would use safe browsers off-site. They would be behind the district’s wall while at school and all student activity would be subject to board pol-
icy for acceptable use of electronic resources. “I like the idea of better control,” said Lindy Delaney, superintendent of schools.“It’s about control and keeping our kids safe.” The devices would be owned by the school, which would have control over the applications. “If we put something into the hands of kids, it has to be valuable and educational,” said Cindy Schaub, assistant superintendent, who gave the presentation at the meeting. There is already an apps store available at the San Diego County Office of Education, said Greg Ottinger, a consultant from the office and a guest at the April 25 meeting. Buying the devices does not end the need to stay in touch with changes in technology, according to Schaub. “We will never be finished as far as technology goes,” she said. Gone are the days when a teacher stands before a class bestowing information. “Teachers will not be replaced. Teachers will never be replaced,” Schaub said. “The role of the teacher will change dramatically to a role of a facilitator who will guide the child along. The speed of change is actually accelerating,” said Todd Frank,a school board member. The pitfalls of integrating technology with traditional teaching are instituting it too
quickly, not providing training for teachers and not providing enough personnel and energy to the project, Schaub said. The plan is “evolution and revolution,” Delaney said. It is hoped the iPads can be put in the hands of teachers before the summer break so they can get training and be comfortable with the devices when school begins in the fall. “We want to hit the ground running this summer,” Delaney said. A recent survey of parents determined that 90 percent of them believe that using a mobile device would enhance learning, Schaub said. The money to pay for the devices would come from funds specially designated to purchase educational items, Delaney said. Schaub and Ben Holbert, director of technology, spent six months studying the issue and then making the recommendations. “The school day is not just from 8 a.m. to 3 (p.m.),” she said. “The walls of the world are torn down,” said Schaub. “The walls of distance are gone.”
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Park situation is sad As simply one person in Rancho Santa Fe, I am fairly amazed by the lack of resources dedicated to outdoor athletic facilities in Rancho Santa Fe. The question I would think one would ask themselves in today’s environment is: “If some groups want to find time to pursue outdoor recreational athletic activities, we should do our best to be as available and accommodating as possible.” Basketball, baseball, soccer, Lacrosse, frisbee….whatever. Anything that gets people outside and off the couch participating
in sports seems to me to be a fairly worthy goal. The sniping over who gets access and when seems petty. And the general conditions of the field is horrendous. As someone who lives very close to the fields, I think it is sad to see the amount of time they sit vacant and sad to see how often they are closed for access at all. Bob More, Rancho Santa Fe
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FINE DINING Enjoying the cuisine in the elegant Don Quixote room are Patricia Manion and her daughter Holly. The room was painted with scenes from the novel “Don Quixote.” All of the wall paintings, wood and stained
glass detailing in the hotel were designed by artist James Hubbell, whose mother, Julia Larrea, owned the hotel. Photo courtesy the Manion family collection
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Almost from the beginning, there were two aspects of the “George Zimmerman as racist assassin” story that made little sense. First, who calls the police, then murders a total stranger in cold blood knowing that the cops are minutes away? Panic seemed likelier than malice. Second, how does a 28-year-old man with a desk job catch a fleeing 17-year-old high school athlete, anyway? I say “almost,” because like most Americans, I responded to the Trayvon Martin tragedy as President Obama did — in sorrow, and with pity for the immense dignity of the young man’s parents. They and their son deserve justice. Not vengeance, justice. I also believed, as I’ve written, that “untrained individuals like Zimmerman have no business packing heat, nor confronting strangers they deem suspicious. Trouble didn’t come to George Zimmerman; he went looking for it. At minimum, he acted like a damn fool.” However, I was also leery of journalists and TV personalities like Al Sharpton and his MSNBC colleagues setting up as prosecutor, judge and jury. Even if you didn’t know about Sharpton’s previous misadventures — he became famous due to his outrageous conduct during the 1987 Tawana Brawley rape hoax — the network’s permitting him to report about a public event in which he’d enrolled as an active participant violated every known rule of journalistic ethics. But truly, I had no idea. What began as a local tragedy has been supersized into a ratings-driven national TV melodrama, a racially and politically charged piece of infotainment pitting good against evil. A festival of bad reporting, speculation and mind-reading from the outset, the Zimmerman-Martin affair has turned into a classic example of what University of Virginia psychologist Jonathan
Haidt calls a “consensual hallucination.” That is, people have so much emotion invested in the story, that regardless of how much the facts change, their conclusions rarely do. With group identity at stake, skepticism’s in short supply. It’s become like a national Rorschach test. Comment lines to newspaper stories and blog posts regarding the case are a sight to see. Responding to a New York Times photo of Zimmerman on the witness stand, readers speculated that he’d artificially darkened his skin to curry favor with AfricanAmerican jurors. More’s the pity, because apart from its most basic elements, i.e., that George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin during a struggle after phoning Sanford, Fla. police to report a suspicious character, very little about the tragedy as initially reported has survived closer scrutiny. Remember when Zimmerman was depicted as a 250lb brute assaulting a child half his size? The real George Zimmerman turns out to be a smallish fellow some 5 or 6 inches shorter than the wiry young man he confronted. Cable TV’s amateur prosecutors expressed outrage that Sanford police failed to investigate. They alleged that Zimmerman had been allowed to leave the crime scene and go home. Supposedly, police hadn’t bothered to take photos documenting Zimmerman’s selfdefense claim, nor collected his gun or clothing as evidence. Sharpton and the rest railed about poor Trayvon’s body lying in the morgue for four days before his frantic parents were notified. If true, these would have been evidence of callous racism and worse. However, they were all categorically false. The cops took Zimmerman downtown, grilled him for hours, collected the physical eviTURN TO COMMENTARY ON A22
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Dealership reopens Bob Baker Volkswagen Subaru in relaxing Car Country Carlsbad is celebrating its Grand Re-Opening May16 from 4 to 8 p.m. We are proud to showcase our newly redesigned state of the art Volkswagen and Subaru Showrooms, our luxurious Customer Lounge with a 52” flat screen, snack bar and newly redesigned Service Drive to make your visits quick and efficient. Free food and drinks and prizes are all part of the fun at our Grand Re-Opening.
Alexis Hall enjoys a cupcake at the festivities.
Studio Savvy Salon opens their newest location in Rancho Santa Fe. Founded by sister-in-laws Deena and Angela Von Yokes (center), Studio Savvy has been serving San Diego County since 1993. Studio Savvy Salon is at 16081 San Dieguito Rd., Suite G3. Photos by Krista Lafferty
Front Row from left: Gabi Sattler, Zondra Rhodes, Vickie Lavanty and Mindy Aisen. Back row: Deena Von Yokes and Stylists Katie McCullough (left) and Lilly Miller Angela Von Yokes.
Swinging for Seany charity golf event is back RANCHO SANTA FE — San Diego golfers will gather on the lush greens of Fairbanks Ranch Country Club 15150 San Dieguito Road on June 11, to participate in the Second Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., hosted by The Seany Foundation. The tournament will benefit children, teens and young adults battling cancer by raising awareness and funds for key research and programs. Long Drive Champ Vinny Ciurluini from Charity Golf International and a very special LPGA golfer from Pros Fore Charity will entertain and challenge players with Long Drive and Break the Glass competitions. Other highlights include a barbecue lunch, cocktail hour, awards ceremony and dinner, as well as chances to win prizes and auction items, including golf and other excursions.
The Seany Foundation hosts community events, such as the Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament, to draw attention to and raise money for programs and research that offer hope to children with cancer and their families. There are many forms of childhood cancer that are considered “rare” and, as a result, don’t receive the funding needed to find better treatment and possibly cures. The Seany Foundation is working to change that. Sean Lewis Robins founded The Seany Foundation in 2005, as he battled his own cancer. Sean fought Ewing sarcoma (a rare bone cancer) for nearly seven years, until his death in 2006. He was just 22. The Seany Foundation is Sean’s legacy, and continues to work to improve the lives of children, teens, and young adults battling cancer. For more information, visit theseanyfoundation.org.
Hospital expansion takes big step Expansion plans at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas took a major step forward with today’s groundbreaking of a Critical Care Building, which will more than double the size of the hospital’s current emergency department and increase the number of medical-surgical beds by 43 percent. The Critical Care Building is the centerpiece of the hospital’s $94 million second phase of expansion, which also includes a new central energy plant and various infrastructure improvements on and around the medical campus. The population of the hospital’s surrounding area has increased by more than 20 percent during the past decade, according to the San Diego Association of Governments. During the same time period, the overall number of annual patient visits to the hospital has also increased by more than 20 percent. The Critical Care Building will be the first patient care facility to be built at Scripps Encinitas since 1992. The Critical Care Building
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and central energy plant are being built on the site of a former parking lot on the southwest part of the hospital campus. Totaling 61,643 square feet, the two-story Critical Care Building is expected to be open for patient care by early summer 2014. The Critical Care Building’s first floor will house a 27-bed emergency department, with all private rooms for greater patient confidentiality and comfort. The new facility will replace Scripps Encinitas’ current 12-bed emergency department. The Critical Care Building’s second floor will be home to 36 medical-surgical inpatient beds, which are used by patients who are recovering from surgery or are recuperating from acute illnesses All medical-surgical beds will be in private rooms and will offer window views and ample space so friends and family can visit or stay overnight. The 36 new medicalsurgical beds will represent an addition to the hospital’s existing quantity of 83. Technology inside the Critical Care Building will include new MRI, CT scanner and diagnostic X-ray units. All patient rooms on both floors will also have access to a telemetry system to provide
continuous wireless monitoring of patient vital signs. The Critical Care Building also will offer improved access for first responders, with six ambulance bays – triple the number currently available. The roof will include a helipad, which will be used primarily for transporting patients out of the hospital to a designated trauma center, or for transporting newborns in distress to Rady Children’s Hospital. The project also includes construction of a 10,678-squarefoot, high-efficiency central energy plant, which will be the new primary source of utilities serving future patient care facilities on campus. Costs to build and equip the campus expansion will be funded through a combination of philanthropic gifts, income from operations and debt financing. Scripps recently launched a grassroots campaign to encourage donations from local residents to support this important expansion. This public fundraising drive — the 354 Campaign — seeks to raise $1 million in donations ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to complement Scripps’ ongoing philanthropic outreach efforts. More information on giving opportunities is available at Campaignforscrippsencinitas.o rg. “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.
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Who’s NEWS? Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. Super saber Congratulations to Torrey Pines High School sophomore Nathaniel Tong, who received a first place award in saber, high school division, for the San Diego Scholastic Fencing Conference April 15.Tong has been studying saber fencing under Coach Tedd Padgitt for two years, qualifying and competing in the last two Junior Olympics, the past Summer Nationals, and has recently qualified for the upcoming Summer Nationals in Anaheim.
Sports stars Torrey Pines High School senior Ashlyn Dadkhah ran the mile in a time of 4:54.44 minutes at the Arcadia Invitational April 7, ranking her first in the state. Dadkhah is now ranked sixth in the U.S. Congratulations also went to Torrey Pines High
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The San Diego County Cymbidium Society will welcome North County orchid expert Harry Phillips who will speak on “Mounted Orchids, Fact and Fantasy,” at 7 p.m. May 16 in the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Phyllis Prestia will talk about “Orchid Pests” in the orchid culture class at 6:30 p.m. at The Botanic garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. The Society meets there monthly on the third Wednesday at 7 p.m., except for July and August. Harry Phillips, along with his brother, Andy, own and operate Andy’s Orchids of Encinitas. Harry became interested in orchids when Andy developed a passion for these plants in the 1980s. He assisted Andy part-time in operating Andy’s Orchids for 10 years while holding a full time job, and in November 1998, he began working there exclusively. His passion in orchids are in the Genera Sobralia and Elleanthus, but you ask him at any particular time of the year which is his favorite orchid, it will most likely be the one or ones in bloom at that time. He has traveled in Mexico the Caribbean and Ecuador viewing orchids in the wild, and he believes that growing epiphytic orchids the way they grow in nature is best; the orchids seem to agree. He will share with you his experiences with growing mounted orchids, and would like to dispel the fantasy that growing mounted orchids is difficult. For more information, call (760) 931-0502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS School Coach Jon Moore for District the GFOA’s winning 300 softball games. Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its fisMoney man cal year 2012 budget. The Torrey Pines High School award reflects the commitsophomore Jake Lyon took ment of the governing body the 2012 National Financial and staff to meeting the highCapability Challenge run by est principles of governmenthe Department of the tal budgeting Treasury and was one of the Top recycler 10 perfect scores statewide. The Grand Del Mar Surf central Resort announced a fuel recyK-5 Boardshop is stoked cling program as well as a f to host “Flatbar Fridays” a new food waste-composting community event featuring program in partnership with music, food and beverages, the city of San Diego, earning movie premiers, games and recognition as a “Recycler of athlete signings, from Friday: the Year” by San Diego’s Services 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Environmental May 4, at the K-5 Encinitas at Department. For more infor280 N. El Camino Real and mation, call (877) 814-8472. again on the first Friday of every month. Go to Caring for cancer K5.com/fbr for more informa- patients tion. Teri Polley is offering two days (15 hours) of instrucToday’s leader tion on working safely and Akiko Bremar, of Rancho effectively with people underSanta Fe, has been elected to going cancer treatment May 5 the University of Dallas and May 6 at UCSD Moores’ Student Government Cancer Center, 3855 Health Executive Council for 2012- Science Drive, La Jolla, and 13. Bremar, a sophomore , will June 3 and June 4 at serve as secretary. Apotheque Lifestyle Spa, 322 N. Cleveland St., Oceanside. Fine financials The training is followed The Government by a 15-hour clinical experiFinance Officers Association ence for hands-on supervised of the United States and experience providing masCanada presented the sage to patients while they Rancho Santa Fe Irrigation
are receiving treatment. For more information contact Teri at (760) 803-2027.
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Chris Livoni, is the new face around the Association office in Rancho Santa Fe. Livoni, the new assistant planner, is an experienced project manager and is knowledgeable of the permitting process and planning. He has a bachelors degree in construction management from Northern Arizona. Photo by
Carmel Valley resident Dale Yahnke, a founding partner at Dowling & Yahnke, LLC, was the only San Diegobased investment advisor to be selected to attend the fourth-annual Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Independent Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the investment advisory industry.
Advice for seniors Freedom Senior Advisors, a senior care referral service based in Carlsbad, was among providers of education and information for seniors at the Encinitas Senior Information Fair, April 20 and will be on hand again at the Live Well San Diego Summit 2012, June 15, at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa. For more information, visit fsacare.com or call (800) 516-2770.
Charity push-off Members of the Oceanside Dare to be Fit Studio will challenge police department, fire department and Marines from Camp Pendleton 9 a.m. May 19 at
the studio, 110 Copperwood Estates Community and Beta Way Suite M, for its Pushups Sigma Phi Sorority. for Charity supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. To take part, visit PushupsForCharity.com/dareto-be-fit.
Helping others Curves Oceanside,3861 Mission Ave. Suite B21, received a trophy from Angels Depot for raising 2,300 pounds of food in March. Other donors in May included Palm Quest Elementary, College Dental, Kaiser, Oceana and Laguna Vista
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Finding a little peace and quiet in the Ranch will do you good MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch I am sitting in my backyard. The air is quiet. The sky is blue. There is a hint of summer in the air today in the harsh sunlight, which has been hidden by the clouds almost all winter. I am in between moments. In about 45 minutes I will be driving down to La Jolla. I will zip down there on the freeway, weave in and out of Torrey Pines Road and arrive about one minute before I am on the floor at a fine art gallery I work for. Before this quiet minute to write, I made the rounds in the early morning with my husband for his Lemon Twist. We listened to “Bill Handle On the Law.” We gathered local produce and zipped back to Rancho Santa Fe. Then we unloaded and watched the world trickle in and out of the fruit stand. I dipped strawberries in melted chocolate from Europe, I swept floors and met customers on holiday for the weekend in Southern California. I even managed to squeeze in a nature walk and managed not to be side swiped by the
mountain bikers on the San Dieguito reserve trails. Now I am here. I am quiet. Life has slowed down for one hour so I can breathe in a moment of solitude. I am enjoying the simple chirping sounds of the sweet birds that like to eat the sunflower seeds I leave for them. I am taking time to enjoy petting my two Siamese cats on the patio furniture outside under the shade. For now, I am grounded in simple things that are soothing to my soul. When life is in constant action, don’t forget to nourish your soul with reflective silence. Make time. Don’t forget that quieting the mind is like inspiration to the soul. Around Town On April 21, I received some great news! Del Mar Majors Yankees team celebrated their win over the Red Sox in Carmel Valley. On a coincidental note, the real “Yankees” team beat the Red Sox, too, on the same day. One of these young boys may be headed for the real majors someday…you never know. After losing a couple of games, the thrill of victory is even sweeter. Their smile says it all. Congratulations to the parents, coaches and kids that enjoyed sweet victory that day. On April 24, I ran a few
Ben Simmons, Shannon Elle and well known hair stylist and educator, Vicki Lavanty around town in Rancho Santa Fe. Photo by Machel Penn Shull
errands in Rancho Santa Fe after picking up my son from school. Stumps Village Market and the post office are always buzzing with a packed parking lot, many people, and on this particular day a man a political group had gathered with signs that read, “Impeach Obama.” Well, I always say, you never know what you might be missing around town if you aren’t going out. The big news that happened that day is I discovered on the town message board a flyer about a Labrador retriever mix named Archie that is looking for a home. His big smile and sweet eyes really spoke to me. “I’m wonderful and sweet and would protect you,” the smile said. Well, I tore off the little tab, called Beth and found out that he most definitely needs a home. So if you are looking for a devoted mature dog to bring love and laughter into your life, Elaine Oswald, Mary-Ellen Drummond and Adele Snyder donate their Archie is for you! Contact spare time to the Book Cellar. Don't miss out on the half price book sale his foster parent at Beth at starting May 3-May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Courtesy photo email@example.com, call (858) 673-5235, or go to p e t f i n d e r. c o m / p e t d e tail/22359434. Later that day, I received a beautiful photo of fourth-graders Morgan Meyes, Reese MacDonald and Logan Zarkroske at the Gold Rush party at Ocean Air Elementary. This extravaganza is devoted to fourthgraders learning about California history and what happened during the gold rush period. How wonderful! This picture captures more than just that. It reminds us why friendships are so important in our lives, even at a young age. Never take your friends for granted. On April 26, I stopped in at my very favorite bookstore in the whole wide world: The Book Cellar. This lovely second hand bookshop is a pleasant, meditative experience. From the absolute quiet seclusion of Krista Lafferty and Machel Penn Shull at Mille Fleurs on a Friday night. being buried between many Courtesy photo
Fourth graders, Morgan Meyes, Reese MacDonald and Logan Zarkroske at the Gold Rush party at Ocean Air Elementary in Torrey Hills. Courtesy photo
rows of fabulous books, what I love the most are the volunteers who sit in front that volunteer their own private time. After purchasing “Stern Men” by Elizabeth Gilbert and a book called the “The Office Goddess,” I found out the yearly half-off book sale is just around the corner. Adele Snyder, Elaine Oswald and Mary-Ellen Drummond are all members of the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild. They were kind enough to let me snap a picture so I could help promote this sale in the paper. All books will be 50 percent off. There is even a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate. Don’t miss out! The book sale runs May 3 to May 5. For more information, visit rsflibraryguild.org. On April 27, I found a few friends and a smile at my favorite restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe — Mille Fleurs. Due to a very busy work and writing schedule, I haven’t been there to enjoy Randy Beecher’s
excellent piano music and lively ambience. How wonderful to see everyone, it felt just like old times again. Miss Krista Lafferty — the assistant advertising manager for this paper — was there along with her fiancé Mike Confer, my husband Robin Shull, Ranch resident Ben Simmons, Shannon Elle and Vicki Lavanty. Many of you might recognize Vickie as a well know hair salon owner in Solana Beach. Vickie has
had her own salon there for more than 15 years. If you are interested in discovering a new place to call home as far as a salon, call Vickie at (858) 350-1764.
Machel Penn Shull has been writing for the Rancho Santa Fe News since 2008. She also writes for various magazine in Southern California. To contact Machel, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Chicago-style wine & food What’s new in North County restaurant scene launches in San Diego DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate
Taste of Wine A twin launch recently resonated with San Diego diners when Davanti Enoteca and Mia Francesca opened side by side in an upscale food court in the Del Mar Highlands Center, next to the renovated movie theater. I was surprised and moved by the flavor and friendliness of both operations, owned by the same group from Chicago, where several restaurants are thriving, mostly with the same favorite Italian theme. Brittany ZieglerHastings is the congenial manager of Mia Francesca, which she describes as “the big sister” to Davanti. “Here it’s family-style with upscale surroundings and white table cloths with a Roman-style Trattoria and full-service bar.” Seventy percent of the wines are Italian with such names as Vietti, Il Po9ggioni, Tignanello, and Tenuta Brunello. The “warm welcome” theme is so important to both Mia Francesca and Davanti that new help is brought back to Chicago to get personal training for months to understand that the customer is “family” with both restaurants. I believe a dinner is off to the best start when the salad is fresh, flavorful and leaves you wanting more. The salads at Mia Francesca included fresh asparagus, pea pods, warm lentils with spinach and goat cheese, tomato and cucumber and many more discoveries. Moving into the pastas, I would recommend the Rigatoni alla Siciliana. The pasta is sautéed with a spicy tomato sauce, roasted eggplant and parmigiano. The “secondi” or main course is rich with healthy, exotic chicken dinners and fish dishes like salmon, tilapia and sea scallops. A handout accompanies the menu and serves as today’s news with hot topics like today’s wine specials and chef’s creations. Davanti Enoteca is not new to “Taste of Wine” reader who have been treated to the story on the original Little Italy San Diego location that opened some months ago, managed by the former Napa Valley wine manager Josh Zanow. The new Del Mar location is run by Nicole Holderman, a wine writer with local restaurant experience. At Davanti the tempo is up with lots of drop-ins. The wine and dine experience is as much social as anything with a huge Italian wine selection from the “Wine of the Week,” this week a Prosecco sparkler either by the glass or bottle, to a La Poderina or Argiano Brunello from Tuscany. Enjoy both with a quick salad or an oven
Davanti Enoteca managers are Josh Zanow in Little Italy and Nicole Holderman in the new Davanti in Del Mar Heights. Photo by Frank Mangio
roasted wagyu tri tip made to perfection in a few minutes more. Both Davanti locations are serving a weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will love the amusing but informative menus as they define and de-mystify Italian cuisine language that sometimes defy pronunciation. It’s “mangia bene” at Davanti Enoteca and Mia Francesca.The only hard part is deciding which one to dine at next — a happy problem. And, since they’re connected, why not both? For reservations it’s (858) 519-5055 for Mia Francesca, and (858) 519-5060 for Davanti. Wine Bytes PAON Restaurant & Wine Bar in Carlsbad is featuring Classic Italian Wines in the wine store now though May 9. Six 1-ounce tastings for $16. Call (760) 729-7377 for times and names. A High End Super Tuscan Tasting is planned at Bacchus Wine market downtown San Diego from 2 to 8:30 May 5. Cost is $30 to taste Brunello, Chianti Classico, and Cab-based blends. Call (619) 236-0005 for details. It’s Women, Wine and Golf from 2:30 to 7 p.m. May 9 at the Country Club in Rancho Bernardo. The event is looking for business women from all skill levels. The cost is $79 for non-members and $59 for members. The price includes all golf, wine, appetizers, gift bags and more. Call (703) 2685078 for an RSVP. A Night at the Mission, Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, happens from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 11. There will be sample wine tasting, hors d’oeurves and live music plus silent auction. The cost is $25 in advance by calling (760) 213-5622. Pacifica Del Mar at the Del Mar Plaza hosts a Kim Crawford Wine dinnerfrom
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 16. There will be selections from this award-winning New Zealand winery plus a multicourse dinner. Cost is $85 per person and includes parking, tip and tax. Call (858) 7920476 for details.
Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. He is one of the leading wine commentators on the web. View and link up with his columns at www.tasteofwinetv.com. Reach him at email@example.com. Listen to Frank’s comments on KFSD 1450AM every Saturday from 1 to 2pm on Wine & Dine Radio.
New restaurants and food events are happening and showing no signs of slowing down in North County. I will get right into it with the soonto-reopen Pacific Coast Grill at its Cardiff oceanfront location announcing its final culinary lineup of Executive Chef Israel “Izzy” Balderas, Sous Chef Jorge Benitez and newcomer Chef Mark Ridener. I’ve been told to expect the new PCG location to be opening in late May. Firefly Grill & Wine bar is excited to introduce its new chef, Justin Braly. Braly is an International Culinary School at the Art Institute of San Diego graduate who has cut his chops at Fresh, Blackhorse Grille, West Steak and Seafood, Bistro West, Nico’s Steak and Chophouse, and most recently at Café Chloe. An impressive resume and the fact that Justin spent time at Café Chloe, one of my favorite restaurants anywhere, is good news for North County diners. One request Chef Braly, please continue the weekly tasting menu. In a world where restaurants tend to run with and copy trends, that has been a weekly breath of fresh air. I was very bummed out to hear that Savory, which was forerunner of the Encinitas dining explosion, will be closing shortly after Mother’s Day after a wonderful eight-year run. Owner Pascal Vignau will be moving to Chandler’s Restaurant in the soon-toopen Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa. Savory will then be trans-
formed into The Craftsman New American Tavern, Wade and Kristi Hageman’s new venture. If you are not familiar with the names, they are the couple behind the wildly successful Blue Ribbon in Encinitas, which will continue on. Their second restaurant will take them to the other side of the 5 and is slated to open this summer in late June or early July. The theme will be “hand crafted comfort” — Wade Hageman’s take on comfort food with an emphasis on house-made sausage, charcuterie, artisan cheese and his same farm to table approach that utilizes local farmers. They will have local craft beer on 16 taps, along with local, organic sustainable wines, and classic/vintage cocktails. Prices will be moderate and they will have a daily happy hour.The new layout is expected to seat around 100. With the arrival of the new chef at Firefly Grill & Wine Bar across the parking lot, this shopping center will continue to be a dining destination. Calypso Café has recently opened its doors for lunch and will offer it every day but Monday. They have also introduced a new menu that will feature fresh, local, organic ingredients along with glutenfree and vegetarian options. But don’t worry; all your favorites from the Calypso menu will still be available. A canopy is being added to the patio dining area and owner Gilles Knafo is working with Stellar Solar to install solar panels on his roof as part of his efforts to be a more sustainable restaurants. As I mentioned, Pasqual Vignau will be running the kitchen at the soon-to-open Chandler's Restaurant &
Lounge serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located in the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa opening in July, Chandler’s will bring innovation and style to the local restaurant scene, with eclectic, seasonal menus inspired by locally grown fresh products. A spectacular bar with inspired signature cocktails will be at the heart of the restaurant. They will also be offering a private dining room with an ocean view, covered terrace for up to 40 people. So, if you are noticing a continuing pattern here among existing and new restaurants you are not alone. Farm to table, signature and vintage cocktails, mac and cheese, short ribs, pork belly, wait staff with ironically hip facial hair ... they all seem to be required elements of every new eatery. These are not bad things, but good restaurants have been doing farm to table forever and it was just a given that they would source locally when possible and when not, get the best possible ingredients as close by as they could. And the same thing with comfort food, I mean really, mac and cheese and short ribs are fine but on every menu, yearround? It’s all good for North County foodies though. Options are a good thing and the talented and inventive restaurants will survive and thrive … or those with prime, ocean-front locations. Lick the Plate can now be heard on KPRi, 102.1 FM Monday-Friday during the 7pm hour. David Boylan is founder of Artichoke Creative and Artichoke Apparel, an Encinitas based marketing firm and clothing line. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 395-6905.
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Carlsbad City Library will host local author Susan Vreeland discussing her latest book, Got an item for the calendar? “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” at City Library at 1 p.m. Send the details via email to Carlsbad May 6 at 1775 Dove Lane. email@example.com. Books will be for sale and signing. For more information, call (760) 602-2024 or visit carlsBASKETBALL FUN The Del badlibrary.org. Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise MUSIC OF THE EAST Rotary Club, will host the Author, teacher, historian and Harlem Ambassador basket- singer John Bilezikjian, along ball team vs. Rotary Ravens at with percussionist Frank 7 p.m. May 5 on the Canyon Lazzaro, will offer a concert of Crest Academy campus, 5951 music from the Middle-East, describing the music from this Village Center Loop Road Tickets are $5 for students, $10 part of the world from 2 to 3 for adults $10 For more infor- p.m. May 6 at the Encinitas mation, contact Lou Oberman Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Call at (858) 414-6644. BEST OF YOUNG ARTISTS (760) 753-7376 or visit encinitaslibfriends.org. ArTURN, an Arts & Crafts Fair will be held behind La Costa IT’S VILLAGE FAIRE TIME Canyon High School off of The Carlsbad Village Faire will Camino de lost Coches, be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carlsbad, from 10 a.m. to 3 May 6 at Carlsbad Village on Grand Avenue from Carlsbad p.m. May 5. SKIN CANCER CHECK Tri- Boulevard to Jefferson Street. City Medical Center, in coop- The Rotary Club of Carlsbad eration with Dermatologist will have its beer and wine garMedical Group of North den and the Kiwanis Club of County will hold a free skin- Carlsbad will continue its pancancer screening from 8 a.m. to cake breakfast at the Carlsbad 4 p.m. May 5 at Tri-City railroad depot, served between Wellness Center, 6250 El 7 a.m. and noon. MUSIC Camino Real, Carlsbad. To MID-EASTERN reserve a space, call Tri-City Friends of the Encinitas Health Link at (855) 222-8262. Library First Sunday Music presents John SALUTE TO LONG- Series BOARDS Come on down to Bilezikjian and Frank Lazzaro the Moonlight Beach Surf on classical and MiddleFaire, hosted by the Woody Eastern instruments from 2 to Resin Surf Products Company 3 p.m. May 6, at 540 Cornish and dedicated to the “long- Drive. For more information, board generation,” from 9 a.m. call(760) 753-7376 or visit to 5 p.m. May 5 in the encinitaslibfriends.org.
Moonlight Beach parking lot with 75 surfing-oriented companies, bands and food For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. LEARN TO MOVE A. Noone Feldenkrais Studio, 811 Academy Drive, Solana Beach, offers free lessons every hour on the hour between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 5. For more information, call (858) 442-4809 or go to anyone.org. Bring a nonperishable food item for the San Diego Food Bank and get a coupon for a free movement lesson.
IMPORTANT INFO AARP Chapter 239 will meet at l:15 p.m. May 7 at Silverado Living, 335 Saxony Road, Encinitas. Gabrial Kendall, San Diego County Community Developer Office, will talk about the services provided by the 211 number and the reverse 911. For more information, call (760) 632-7111.
MAY 8 STORY TIME The Rancho
Santa Fe Library, 17040 Avenida De Acacias, welcomes toddlers and parents to preENCINITAS ART FEST The school story time every First Annual Encinitas Arts Festival Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 is May 5, beginning from 10 a.m. to a.m. 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Community & Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr. The festival will feature 23 performances including the North Coast Symphony, Olivenhain Pioneer Honor Choir, Intrepid Shakespeare, West Coast Martial Arts, Glitter Dance Company, Ocean Knoll Dolphin Sounds and Connections Chamber Music and Peter Sprague. For the full schedule, visit encinitasca.gov.
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Artist-in-residence known for elegant style By Lillian Cox
Kids ages 4-plus and their families are invited to hike the hills behind the Lux Art Institute and down the nature trail through sculptor Gwynn Murrill’s exhibit of panthers, cougars, eagles, parrots — even cats and dogs — on Family Friday. The event is scheduled between 1 and 4 p.m. April 27 with a docent leading kidfriendly tours every 20 minutes. It is followed by a scavenger hunt where children will identify 15 thumbnail photos of plants, sculptures and architectural designs. Afterward they will go indoors for a hands-on project making clay sculptures. Visitors can make an afternoon of Family Friday by packing a lunch or after-school snack that can be enjoyed outside before the tour. Previous Family Friday outings have proven to be popular, with a turnout of 70 to 100 children and their parents. “We created Family Friday to encourage families to take advantage of the worldclass artists and exhibitions that Lux brings right to their community,” Kara Leen, education director, said. “The program represents a great opportunity for families to explore art, nature and the creative process in a fun and enriching environment. And it's super affordable and convenient — a win, win, win!” A r t i s t - i n - re s i d e n c e Gwynn Murrill has become known for the elegant simplicity and accuracy of her animal sculptures, particularly details such as eyes, individual coloring and texture of fur and feathers. “It is a challenge to try and take the form that nature makes so well and to derive my own interpretation of it,”
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Artist Gwynn Murrill with her animal sculptures which are on exhibit at the Lux Art Institute until May 19. Courtesy photo
she said. After graduating from UCLA with a BFA and MFA in painting, Murrill embarked instead on a career in sculpture. “Painting involved too much instruction, not enough spontaneity,” she said looking back. “I made wood sculpture for the next 10 years. “Then I wanted to do marble. I was excited to be awarded the Prix di Rome fellowship. It was the first time I ever was really paid to be an artist.” Murrill initially taught herself how to carve marble, then became more immersed in the entire process and began experimenting. “I had the ability to make three-dimensional sculpture when I started,” she said. “Overtime I developed some-
thing I didn’t expect. I thought I’d be an abstract sculptor, but somehow I became a figurative artist.” In the early 1980s she began creating her signature animal sculptures in bronze. “I was interested in their forms, the way they move, and their lines,” she said. “I live in the Santa Monica Mountains and see coyotes and bobcats. I’ve done a lot of birds and hawks and eagles that are around me. I also do a lot of cats and dogs.” A sculpture of Koa, her shepherd and greyhound mixed-breed dog, is part of her exhibit at Lux Art Institute. She says it’s her favorite sculpture. “She’s brindle and looks like koa wood,” Murrill said, adding that she made the sculpture from 40-year-old koa
wood she got from her husband’s uncle in Hawaii. “The poignancy of the sculpture really does remind me of my dog,” she said.“I captured the spirit of something that I was looking for. Usually things don’t turn out that way. It’s close.” Murrill’s exhibit will be showcased again at the next Family Friday event on May 18.The exhibit ends the following day. Studio admission is free for members and individuals under 21; and $5 for nonmembers. The hands-on art project is free for up to two kids with one paid adult admission. (Bring ticket stub from studio visit.) Additional kids are $5 each. Free for members and their children. No registration required. Lux Art Institute is at 1550 S. El Camino Real.
Native Leucadian is staple in art community
MAY 12 Leucadia Blvd. in Encinitas will be hosting an oil filter exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12. Bring in your used oil filters to be recycled and receive a free oil filter. GARDEN GLORY The San Dieguito Art Guild invites you to spend Mother’s Day Weekend at its Leucadia, Encinitas and Olivenhain Art and Garden Tour Stroll FROM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 and May 13 through nine North County gardens. Tickets are $20 per person and good for both days. Profits will support SDAG operating expenses the art program at a local school.
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KAY COLVIN A Brush With Art Local artist Fred Caldwell is about as native as a Leucadian can be. He’s also about as creative as they come. Beginning as a first grader at Pacific View Elementary School, Fred was already hooked on art. At 10 he turned “pro” when a Del Mar couple purchased one of his seascapes for $1. He’s been creating artwork ever since. Since earning his art degree from Palomar College, Fred has received recognition in both graphic art and bronze foundry work. His classic Highway 101 shield, which hung along the coast for several years, received accolades, including the Save Our Heritage Organization’s “Cruising the Coast” award. The handsome cast iron grates surrounding the base
of each tree along the sidewalks of Highway 101 are Fred’s winning design for Downtown Encinitas Mainstreet Association’s StreetScape. In 2004 Fred was granted a commission by North County Transit District for three Woody Bus designs, which delighted locals with his clever representation of the laid-back surf culture of Encinitas. The following year his bus designs won the National American Public Transportation Award. He reminisced, “For seven years the bus was quite a parade as it passed by my shop every day.” His family’s shop Caldwell's Antiques, which has been in the same location at 1234 N. Coast Highway 101 since founded by his father 50 years ago, is a treasure hunter’s paradise. Filled to the brim with rare objects, it’s a nostalgic wonderland. While managing the family business, Fred has been deeply involved in his community. He was founding
member of the Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association, a long-time board member of Leucadia Town Council, former president of Leucadia Merchants Association, and, in his own words, “an infrequent squeaky-wheel citizen at city hall meetings.” Fred designs custom business cards, logos, postcards, brochures, photo retouching, bus wraps, banners, digital murals and special projects. His Local postcards, which portray the distinctive character of each of Encinitas’ five communities, are available at several local shops including Caldwell’s Antiques, and digitally at encinitaslive.com. For the past several years Fred has enjoyed the success of his notable calendars, which developed out of a 2005 visit to the Maxfield Parrish exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art with late city councilwoman Maggie Houlihan. “Maggie was a real- Fred Caldwell’s art banner, “If Andy ly good friend of mine and big Knew Maggie, Like I Knew TURN TO BRUSH WITH ART ON A17
Maggie,” can be seen just south of La Costa Avenue. Courtesy photo
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‘Hound’ show chases after funny bone By Tony Cagala
Hardly, if ever, has there been a time when the mentioning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” elicited an eruption of laughter. The Sherlock Holmes mystery about a savage hound wreaking havoc on a family of an English estate just didn’t seem to warrant it. That is, until actor and writer Phil Johnson with partner and director Cynthia Stokes got hold of it. “I realized it was an opportunity to do something really wild with something that everybody knows and kind of stand it on its ear,” Johnson said. Johnson, a comedic actor, was a member in the Bravo sketch comedy company at Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood and who has also performed on Broadway, earned the San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst grant for his first draft of his new show. After receiving the grant, Johnson then rewrote the script and had a ball doing it, he said. Studying the mystery genre, Johnson delved into the works of Agatha Christie and Doyle, learning what went into writing a mystery,
and from there Johnson said he just “exploded” it. By exploding it, every reaction became bigger, every situation worse; every single thing was just blown up, and it became funny, he explained. But Johnson said that Holmes wasn’t without his own sense of humor, it was just a very dry one. “He will say something amusing that most people won’t get; he’d constantly say things to Watson that Watson seems to kind of miss. And I personally, love that,” Johnson said. And a lot of the humor in the show comes from Johnson’s portrayal of Holmes reacting to the absurdities happening around him and also his connection with the audience through a series of small takes and knowing looks. Adding to the absurdities is that “The Hound of the Baskervilles” is a one-man show. Johnson plays all of the characters, quickly turning from one character to the next. “It’s all about switching, and the pace of the show gets faster and faster as the show goes on,” he said. The direction by Stokes, is important, especially in a one-man show, which is so
JONNY TARR LIVE Originally from Cardiff, Wales, Jonny started playing the sax at the age of eleven and got fully involved with the burgeoning Cardiff Jazz scene of the 1990s. He’ll bring his acid-jazz infused music to the Calypso Café May 6. Calypso Café is at 576 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas. Courtesy photo
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fan of the arts,” he said. “That trip inspired us to make a calendar, as close as I could get to a ‘Parrish’ style.” His first calendar was designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Encinitas city hood, which eventually led to creating the sought-after Cardiff “Kook” calendar. Fred’s Arts Alive banner titled “If Andy Knew Maggie, Like I Knew Maggie,” located just south of La Costa Avenue, was digitally designed in the style of Andy Warhol to
memorialize his friend Maggie Houlihan. He said, “Anyone who knew Maggie knew how colorful she could be.” The entire Arts Alive 2012 banner auction catalog can be viewed online at artsaliveencinitas.com.
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technical, Johnson explained. MGM film version that “Because you’re constantly starred Basil Rathbone. The play, he said, is very switching people; so how do you look? Are your accents much a whodunit. consistent? Is everyone following who’s telling the story “The Hound of the at any one moment? That was Baskervilles” actually the hardest thing Where: North Coast Repertory writing, was making sure Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe there weren’t too many people in the room at one given Dr., Ste. D, Solana Beach point,” he said. “And so the When: May 3 to May 4; 8 p.m. direction was critical of mak- May 5; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; May ing sure this was working.” 6; 2 p.m. The show does follow the Phil Johnson performs in his one-man comedic version of Sir Arthur story pretty closely, Johnson Tickets: northcoastrep.org, or Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” at the North Coast explained, but that it most (858) 481-1055 Repertory Theatre. Photo courtesy of Daren Scott closely resembles the 1939
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now grades 2-8 summer Master teacher June Pecchia is looking for a few children to guide through personalized, project-based learning this summer. Each child will select a subject to explore in depth, and a medium for the final project. Directed carefully by June, adventurous learning ensues. June’s own childhood experience formed her
desire to focus her teaching on children who are highly capable and need and deserve constant learning challenges. “I was so bored — not only during school, but even at home! How I wish there had been someone to help me channel my curiosity; someone to show me all the wonderful ways there are to grow a hungry young mind. I want to be that positive coach to guide today’s young students to achievement and excellence that meet their potential. That is why I founded Teaching UP: Unlimited Potential.” June is interviewing candidates for Teaching
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WITH HONORS CREATING MURALS Students create a wall mural at Del Mar Hills Academy with the guidance of artist Roberto Salas. San Diego-based Salas has now become the Artist-in-Residence at Del Mar Hills Academy, sponsored by the Del Mar Hills PTA. Salas recently started collaborating with fifthand sixth-grade students, designing a space-themed mural that integrates art and science standards. He will incorporate the students’ ideas and work with them to produce a public art piece to inspire additional art, science, math and writing lessons at every grade level. Courtesy photo
Grauer School teacher and Community Service Coordinator, Jessi Young, received the “Irvin C. Chapman Outstanding Service to Youth Award” from the Magdalena Ecke YMCA at the Youth and Government’s 64th annual Model Legislature and Court Conference for demonstrating longstanding dedication and commitment to youth both inside and outside of the program. Young teaches both Spanish and history at Grauer School and also serves as the Youth and Government Adviser for Encinitas YMCA. To learn more about The Grauer School experience, or upcoming Summer School, visit grauerschool.com or call (760) 944-6777. Courtesy photo
Tickets are now available for the third annual Taste of Cardiff. Cardiff 101 Main Street invites allm 5 to 8 p.m. May 17 to enjoy an evening of strolling through the coastal community while savoring 20 of the best of Cardiff’s reataurateurs. Local restaurants will be whipping up tastes and competing for your vote to win the 2012 Taste of Cardiff Golden Fork Award. Make sure to cast your vote by stopping by the Cardiff 101 Main Street office during the event. Ticket holders will stroll from restaurant to restaurant for a small bite that captures each’s cuisine. The restaurants will begin sampling food at 5 p.m. serve until they run out of food. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day of and are available online at tasteofcardiff.com or at the Cardiff 101 office, 124 Aberdeen Drive. For a full list of all the restaurants participating, visit tasteofcardiff.com.
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Chargers draft trio based on versatility, athleticism By Tony Cagala
SAN DIEGO — Versatile, athletic and productive — those words have been used repeatedly when describing the newest trio of Chargers acquired in the first three rounds of the 2012 NFL player draft. On Friday, with the 49th pick in the second round, Kendall Reyes became one of the newest members to the Chargers organization. Following the first-round pick of defensive player Melvin Ingram, Reyes was the second defensive player selected by the Chargers, only to be followed by yet another defensive player selection of Brandon Taylor in the third round. Selections of both Reyes and Taylor had generated some real excitement from people around the league and from Charger fans, said head coach Norv Turner when he introduced the two Saturday. “Kendall, being a very versatile player, has played a lot of different positions,” Turner said. “We were drawing some stuff up, maybe we’ll put him in at the goal line as tight end,” he joked. Reyes was more than willing to do so, he said, responding to Turner’s question asking if he could catch, he said “Of course.” Becoming a more versatile player was something that Reyes had taken upon himself, he said. “I’m always try-
The San Diego Chargers introduce three new members of the team. From left, Chairman of the Board and team President Dean Spanos, first-round draft pick Melvin Ingram, secondround pick Kendall Reyes, third-round pick Brandon Taylor and head coach Norv Turner. Photo by Tony Cagala Photo by Tony Cagala
ing to help my teammates,” Reyes said. “And the only way to truly help someone at a different position is to know their position. To fully understand something, you gotta know the positions around it and when you can understand all those and how they work together it just makes you even better at your position,” he added. The 6 foot 4 inch tall, 299 pound Reyes played multiple
positions while at the University of Connecticut, and once the Chargers start training camp, he fully expects his versatility will help him make the transition from college to the NFL. The Chargers acquired strong safety Brandon Taylor in the third-round. Taylor, a teammate of Philip Rivers’ brother Stephen at Louisiana State University was already receiving some ragging from
the Charger’s boisterous quarterback. “Philip (Rivers) he’s just the type of person, he has the mindset of a linebacker playing quarterback, because he doesn’t fear anybody and you always see him talking junk – his brother is the same way,” Taylor said. Taylor had earned the honor of wearing jersey No. 18 during his senior season at LSU. The No. 18 jersey has
become a tradition, representing team leadership on and off the field. Taylor’s brother Curtis, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2008, now plays for the Oakland Raiders. “I called him last night and talked a little junk,” Taylor said. Taylor added that he knows all about the rivalry between the two teams and
that he loves his brother, but when the two face each other on game day, it’s “all hate then,” he said. The Chargers finished the draft, selecting tight end Ladarius Green in the fourthround; guard Johnnie Troutman in the fifth-round; offensive lineman David Molk in the seventh-round; and completing the draft with running back Edwin Baker also in the seventh-round.
Bolts look to newest pick for defensive jolt By Tony Cagala
PLAYOFF-BOUND The Cal State San Marcos Baseball team wraps up regular season play, splitting a pair of games against Arizona Christian. The Cougars (27-20) will move on to the postseason ranked as the No. 1 seed in the A.I.I. Tournament in San Marcos, beginning May 2. Above, CSUSM senior Cornelius McCloskey of Oceanside, finished the season batting .220 and a slugging percentage of .373. Courtesy photo
SAN DIEGO — It was without any fancy handshake that Chargers head coach Norv Turner introduced the team’s 2012 first-round draft pick Melvin Ingram at Friday’s press conference. Ingram, who had turned 23-years-old on the day he was drafted, generated some excitement after giving NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell an intricate handshake Thursday in New York, after it was announced he’d been drafted by the Chargers. “This is a whirlwind deal,”Turner said about drafting Ingram. “There was great anticipation in the draft room when we kept getting closer to our pick and Melvin had not been taken, and then deep excitement when we were able to make our pick,” Turner said. This is the sixth defensive player the Chargers have drafted over the past eight years. At 6 foot, two inches and 264 pounds, Ingram played defensive end at the University of South Carolina. Turner said Ingram was the most complete linebacker on their boards at the time and a player that fits the mold of the outside linebackers that the Chargers have played against and had hard times with. Ingram, who’s been touted as a very versatile and ath-
Chargers head coach Norv Turner (right) introduces the No. 1 round draft pick Melvin Ingram to the team. Photo by Tony Cagala
letic player, said that he’s ready to do whatever the team needs him to do, whether on special teams, as a punt returner, on defense or even giving quarterback Philip Rivers a rest by throwing a few passes, he joked. Ingram said he doesn’t see himself as a position player, but rather a football player. “I feel like I could play any position on the football field,” he said. “I’m not trying to be
cocky; I’m just confident, that’s all.” As a defensive player, Ingram said that Ray Lewis is one of the players that he’s modeled his game around. “I feel like there’s a wrong way and a right way to play football, and I feel like Ray Lewis plays football the right way. He’s a very passionate player and that’s what I classify myself as,” Ingram said. That doesn’t mean he’ll
be doing any dances coming out of the tunnel, though, Ingram said. There is still the question of finding a place for him to play — that’s the next step for Ingram and the Chargers. “The first thing you do is you find one place for him to line up and you get him started and assist him in the basics of what we do and you push as far as you can as far as his learning curve,” Turner said. “The fact that he’s played a lot of positions; the fact that he’s been in a very good system, it just helps him make the transition.” Turner did say that he thought Ingram could contribute to the team early on. “He’s been a very good player in the kicking game, certainly on third down and pass rush, but he’s a versatile player.” Ingram said that he hasn’t yet considered all of the quarterbacks he’ll be lining up against, including new Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Turner said that with Ingram’s speed and his ability to cover ground, that he’s going to help us where we’ve had a tough time with some of these mobile quarterbacks, guys that buy time and getting them on the ground, I think he will really be a plus in that area. Ingram was the No. 18 player selected in the first-round.
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Young equestrian takes top honors By Lillian Cox
Thirteen-year-old Lizzy Brennecke defied the odds by securing first place in the 18 and under category at the Junior National Reining competition last week. The event was part of Western Week at the 67th annual Del Mar National Horse Show from April 19 to April 22. Lizzy faced two major obstacles: She only began competing in reining a year ago, and won on a horse, Listo, she had worked with for barely a month. Reining is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports in the nation, requiring horses to have the ability to chase cattle by chang-
ing directions with ease, and stopping and reacting quickly to the movement of a cow. Horses are judged on a series of maneuvers such as spinning, rollbacks, circles with change of speed and direction, and sliding stops — which are a thrill for spectators. After deciding to enter the field of competitive horseback riding, Lizzy said she chose reining because it was unique. “Not too many people know about reining,” she said. “I like to run fast, do sliding stops — cowgirl stuff. It’s fun and never boring.” Although Lizzy intended to enter the competition
with her horse Checkers, it became apparent the he lacked what it took to win. A month ago, an opportunity presented itself to train with Listo, a horse whose skill was highly developed. Listo is Spanish for “smart” and “clever.” In preparation for the Del Mar Horse Show, Lizzy and her mother, Rhonda Brennecke, drove from the coast to Ramona three times a week to work with Listo and trainer Roslyn Proffer. For Lizzy, it’s been worth it. “Roslyn Proffer is the best reining trainer, and I wouldn’t train with anybody else,” she said. “I never in a million
years thought Lizzy would win,” Rhonda Brennecke added. “I knew the horse was very good , but Lizzy was still new. I thought another little girl was ahead of her, so when they announced that Lizzy was the champion it was a really big deal.” Proffer was pleased but not surprised that Lizzy won her first national competition. “It’s pretty exciting,” she said. “It was a huge show and since she had only been riding for just a little over a year, it was important to have consistent Lizzy Brennecke and her horse, Listo, defy the odds by securing first training. She did a fantastic place in the 18 and under category at the Junior National Reining comTURN TO EQUESTRIAN ON A22
petition at the 67th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show the weekend of April 19 to April 22. Courtesy photo
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Try letting go and see what you get JOE MORIS Baby Boomer Peace
an office down there. I am living on Social Security of $1,406 per month to prove that it can be done. I’m an open book. I pay as I go medically and have three years before Medi-Cal kicks in. Even on such a small budget, I belong to Shadowridge Country Club in Vista and play limitless golf which by the way also keeps me healthy. Every time I play a round I walk six miles up and down hills soaking up Vitamin D. I take my showers at the golf course locker room or at the gym when I don’t golf. I have an office in Punta Mita next to the Four Seasons and St. Regis and meet the most eclectic mix of people you can imagine. I use my office primarily so I can change into my trunks and walk the 75 feet to 80degree water and two- to three-foot perfect rights at a place called Mexican Malibu for stand up or conventional longboard surfing. I can meet lots of people in my trunks and flip flops sitting in my office afterward. No suit and tie required. My work there is my hobby. It also lets me stay mentally active. Now I’m working with my spiritual intuitive daughter writing a book. Just picture sitting on a balcony collecting your thoughts for a spiritual book while overlooking the Bay of Banderas to Old Town Puerto Vallarta and the Sierra Madre mountains as a backdrop (Santa Barbara on steroids). So peaceful and so calm. How cool is that? I am so blessed. Now if I can do this, anyone can do this. My second contest winners (look for my ad) are just in heaven right now. Ervin and Debbie DuCommun were winners in my second contest giveaway. There are no rules in the entry and I’ll be giving another vacation away soon. Between myself and my two agent/partners in Mexico we look for the contest entrant who seems to touch each of our hearts. Please read the letter in my ad by the DuCommuns. One side effect of being in the position I am means I can also be gracious to people. I sprung for an extra nine days for them because I didn’t have it rented anyway so they’re just loving it. This other side of owning such a beautiful yet inexpensive place in such beauty is the ability to offer it to loved ones and close friends to use when it is sitting empty. It’s called spreading the love when you have the ability to do so. I have found that life can be really good again. God is good. I pray too that you boomers can find your peace too. It’s not that hard. Just lose the pride.
I returned from Puerto Vallarta on April 23. For the first few days you can imagine what it is like after being gone for five weeks. You’re kinda here and kinda there. Plus, I’m still trying to get used to retiring; well, semiretiring. But like I’ve said in previous columns, I positioned myself to have a place that pays for itself in Puerto Vallarta. And then with the help of family and some ingenuity, the ability to live basically rent-free here, too. Live free. I knew when I hit 60 I didn’t want to keep doing the same thing the rest of my life. I started putting priorities in order. The kids were long out of the household. That led eventually to my spouse and me sort of looking at each other with blank stares. Eventually I was a single man again after almost 30 years. I went a little manic in the dating department at first, eventually I met someone and spent almost four years with but even that went south a few years back when the other guy appeared better. So, I was stuck with living without a net. I had been self-employed my whole life in real estate. That is one of the hairiest rides anyone can take when choosing that industry for a career. I’ve had millions, lost millions, made it, and lost it again. It’s crazy — extremely humbling. At 60 I set a goal to be debt-free by the time I was 62. If that meant losing what I was pouring thousands into every month, well, OK. Done. I was thinking priorities. I really don’t care if my real estate will be worth millions in 10 years. I can’t sit here today worrying about the past and betting on the future and working myself to death trying to pay for it all. I decided I would be debt-free and live like I was 22 again when the world was open to doing anything — being free as a bird. I’ll be 63 in November. I’ve shed the debt and the cloud over me. I weaseled enough to put a chunk of money down on a beachfront condo in Puerto Vallarta that, again, pays for itself by being rented when I’m not using it. I only paid $135,000 on a 100-year Mexican trust that cost $7,500. I just paid my property taxes for the year. It was a whopping 918 pesos. That’s about $75. No zeros added. I am close to my daughter Marisa and her soulmate Jeff. To add the word “semi” to my retirement, I have real estate agents working for me who don’t make me rich Joe Moris may be contacted at (760) but pay the bills for break- 500-6755 or by e-mail at even on an office here and email@example.com.
The Ninth Annual Chocolate Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 12. Courtesy photo
Festival celebrates all things chocolate By Lillian Cox
The wait is finally over. Chocoholics eagerly anticipating the opening of the ninth annual Chocolate Festival at San Diego Botanic Garden will be able to indulge in mouth-watering confections all day May 12. The event takes place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visitors can dip into a chocolate fountain and enjoy dozens of demonstrations and tastings to please every palate from tempting truffles and fudge to artisanal, handcrafted chocolates. Tasting tickets are priced at $1, $2 and $3. Boxed candy will also be sold. This year’s purveyors include All Things Sweet and Wonderful, Belgium Gourmet, Caxao Chocolates, C.C.s Chocolate Etc., Chocolate Extraordinaire, Dallmann Fine Chocolates, David Bacco Chocolatier, Earth Source Organics, Eclipse Chocolat, Helen Grace Chocolates, Jer's Chocolates, Leucadia Pizzeria Bakery, My Kitchen, Sea Salt Candy Company, Sweetfields, The Melting Pot and The Toffee Box. Nikki Schaeffer, pastry chef at Leucadia Pizza, will offer a unique demonstration of summer desserts such as Bananas Foster, seasonal fruit pie and grilled pound cake topped with chocolate espresso sauce prepared on an outdoor barbecue. “Cake that is grilled
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tastes very good — people will be surprised,” she said. “The open flame adds a little bit of crispiness on the outside. When the sugar begins to caramelize, it makes a sweet, smoky flavor without ruining the integrity of the pound cake.” Audrey Darrow of Earth Source Organics will be on hand to answer questions about food allergies and sensitivities, and provide samples of her “Righteously Raw Chocolate.” “This is our third show and we like to support the community,” she said. “We are certified organic, vegan, kosher and gluten-free. Our chocolate is also soy free, non-GMO, with no refined sugars, and prepared in a nut-free facility. “We’ll teach people about the ingredients and certifications, and they’ll walk away with the information they need.” Event coordinator Diana Goforth says the Chocolate Festival is one of the garden’s most popular celebrations. “We have more people here in one day than any
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other day in the year,” she said. “We always schedule it the weekend before Mother’s Day. “Kids love it because they get to do crafts. This year they’ll be able to make a keepsake for their mother. It’s a necklace with a wooden heart that they decorate here. They can also make a kite wind chime, a gardenthemed plaster ornament or a plant in a pot that they decorate.” In addition, children can get their face painted, then go Mother’s Day shopping with their fathers. This year’s gift vendors include Air and Sea Creations (air plants), Cam Delynn Creations (glass artist), Cookie Lee Jewelry, de Baay Enterprises (handcrafted jewelry), Elizabeth's Kitchen (culinary items from Elizabeth Podsiadlo, “Opera Singing Chef”), Inspirational Designs (artistic bags and clothes), Jewelry by Olga, Lotion Lady, My Fair Lady's Flowers (floral arrangements), Queen Eileen’s (gifts) and Sun Stones Garden Art. In keeping with the
theme, plants that look like chocolate will also be on sale. “Everybody’s in such a good mood — chocolate makes you happy,” Goforth added. Martin Espino will provide a program about the culture of ancient Mexico, showcasing authentic musical instruments, many made from gourds. Food will be available from Divine Fresh (gyros, chicken kabobs, falafel, wraps, Greek salad, baklava) and The Coffee Hut (coffee, ice cream, hot dogs, snacks). Cost is free with admission to the garden (adults are $12; seniors, students and active military are $8; children 3 to 12 are $6; and children 2 and under are free) or purchase of annual membership. San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. During summer hours are extended to 8 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, visit sdbgarden.org or call (760) 436-3036.
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relocating and updating the spa. “Spas are today what swimming pools were to a hotel in the old days,” he said. Technology and its infrastructure will be updated because today’s guests demand it.
“The Inn was built in 1922. The reality is that we have to go in with state-ofthe-art technology,” he said. Landscaping is another area of consideration, he said. Krazter said that even with the changes, his company will be mindful of The Inn’s position in the community. “We are very transparent
about what we do,” he said. He said they will remember to retain the superior comfort for guests as well as keep the romance, recognizing its importance to the community and remembering to retain its essence. “What we have here that no one else has is the community,” he said. He said they will contin-
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death, the boat remained in the family’s possession. Holmquist had gotten to know the Hendricks family and had even worked on the boat prior to undertaking its full restoration. Holmquist offered to lease the boat and the deal was OK’d by the one of the Hendricks’ sons. Holmquist began working on the boat just after the New Year. The boat itself had become a popular tourist attraction, but because of its dilapidated condition, it left many visitors disappointed by what they saw. Hearing those comments of disappointment and knowing the boat was nearing its 100th anniversary is what prompted Holmquist to get started working on the boat. When Holmquist began the restorations he said the boat had so many holes in it that when it would rain, the water would just come pouring out of the bottom of it. Holmquist said he’d put more than 1,000 hours of work into the restoration and, working with a crew of six others, was able to complete the work in four months. He was afraid that if the work hadn’t started when it did, the restorations would never have taken place. “This was a real national treasure…having this in our backyard and it’s just sitting here rotting away,” he said. It was a shame, he added. When he was working on the boat Holmquist was
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Lance Holmquist (left) with his wife Suzanne travel up the Key Largo canals in the African Queen, which Holmquist restored for it 100th anniversary. Photo courtesy of Lance Holmquist
amazed by its original construction. He was amazed to see the use of galvanized 10gauge steel rivets and the red and white lead gaskets that helped seal and protect the inside sections of the boat. “The construction of it, I was really surprised that the old metal that was a hundred years old was in such good condition,” he said. “They just don’t make them like that anymore; they just don’t build like that,” Holmquist added. Since the completion of the restorations, the public has become enamored with the boat once again, and Holmquist said people love to hear the boat’s famed steam whistle blow once more. Holmquist gives tours of the boat and powers it down the canals, still under the original steam-powered engine, which he had to learn to use. “The steam engine is very
difficult, very temperamental,” he said. “It wasn’t for the dummy to run these things…it could be a very volatile situation if you didn’t open the valve on time,” he said. “Us, doing a tour on it every day, it’s really necessary for the captain and the engineer…to real-
ue to welcome clubs, groups and organizations that meet there such as the Rotary. “We want them there,” he said. The company, JMI, may be remembered for being chosen to do the restoration of the Ballpark District surrounding Petco Park in 1998. One of the owners of JMI is Padres owner John Moores. ly pay attention to all of the gauges and to really look at what’s going on the whole time,” he said. In the film, “The African Queen,” Humphrey Bogart plays a curmudgeon of a captain, something that Holmquist said he can identify with. “He’s a pretty salty kind of character and I think I’ve been kind of accused of being that way myself; kind of blunt and straight-to-the-point,” he said.“In my business, I think it works a little bit better.” One thing that Holmquist would like to do with the boat is take it up through the Everglades in the wilderness waterways, which he said is close to same type of surroundings that the boat once cruised in the Congo. The African Queen was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. More information may be found at calypsosailing.com.
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could come in person and discuss it with Covenant officials. When liens are placed on a property, the owner may not complete a sale of the property until the delinquent fees are paid. In other Association business, Smith told the board the two candidates for the board are scheduled to speak at the annual meeting to be held May 10. The meeting begins at 5:45 p.m., but attendees can meet the candidates beginning at 5 p.m. Because there are only two positions open and two directors leaving, Rochelle Putnam and Craig McAllister will not have to go through the formal election process. They will take the places of Jack Queen and Dick Doughty, whose terms are expiring. The Association then discussed ways of getting more people interested in various committees in the Covenant.
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job and rode the horse really well.” Afterward, Lizzy rewarded Listo with his favorite treats — apples and carrots. “He’s more than an animal, he’s my best friend,” she said. “It’s not just me who won, he did all the work. I just had to ride him well.” It was a long day for Lizzy and her mother, but rewarding. “I was tired because I had to get up at 5:15 a.m.
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Katharine Hepburn (left) and Humphrey Bogart star in “The African Queen” directed by John Huston. Photo courtesy of Horizon Pictures
dence, canvassed for witnesses and filed an affidavit recommending he be charged with manslaughter. Sanford officers delivered the terrible news to Trayvon’s father face to face almost as soon as the family phoned police seeking his whereabouts. Needless to say, no corrections were forthcoming. Instead, fresh outrage was manufactured over murky video footage of Zimmerman being led into police headquarters in handcuffs, seemingly unmarked after being treated by EMS technicians. For MSNBC viewers, the footage became as familiar as the Zapruder film of JFK’s assassination. Not only the Rev. Sharpton, but Big Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell and their guests repeatedly portrayed it as the linchpin of their case. Zimmerman had clearly lied about Trayvon assaulting him. Therefore there was no self-defense. Case closed. So when ABC News published a contemporaneous photo of Zimmerman with blood streaming from two wounds on the back of his
“We want to figure out how to open it up and get more participation,” Holler said. Contributing to the problem are the size of committees and the staggering of the terms of the members. An example is the Roads and Transportation Committee. It was nearly accidentally disbanded because two committees had merged into one and every member’s term ended at the same time, expect for one. When the committee positions were advertised, the response was disappointing. “We have had only one taker,” Holler said. Holler said the committees are vital to the community as they provide input from the community, they provide the board with recommendations on technical or policy issues and they increase community involvement. “We wouldn’t want to have less community participation,” board member Anne Feighner said.
for three mornings,” Lizzy said. “It was the last day of the show and I thought, yay, it’s over and ended well.” Sunday night, before returning the next day to Diegueno Middle School, Lizzy sat down with the family to enjoy a victory dinner with the main course being her mother’s famous baked pasta. “It’s good to know that I can be good at something other than school work,” Lizzy said. “It’s fun because you have to do school work, but I choose to do this and I do it well.” head on the day of his bail hearing, a naive observer might have imagined that an attitude adjustment might be in order. No chance. Sharpton ignored the photos altogether; the rest gave them short shrift. So maybe Zimmerman’s a racist murderer, maybe his suspicions of Trayvon were correct, or possibly something in between. Based on what I know, I can’t say. Then there was this disconcerting admission from the AP’s account of the hearing: “Investigator Dale Gilbreath testified that he does not know whether Martin or Zimmerman threw the first punch and that there is no evidence to disprove Zimmerman’s contention he was walking back to his vehicle when confronted by Martin.” And if he doesn’t know, dear reader, neither do you. Arkansas Times columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner and co-author of “The Hunting of the President” (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). You can email Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Save on personal-care items than you would at Wal-Mart. Websites are the place to go for higher-end brands. If you’re looking for Aveeno instead of Vaseline, or a natural brand like Burt’s Bees, you might find the best deals online. But you’ll pay extra for shipping if you don’t spend at least $25 at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com or at least $50 at HarmonDiscount.com. Supermarkets aren’t so bad. ShopSmart was surprised to see that their prices were pretty competitive. So if you’re in a pinch, don’t worry that you’re paying a premium for the convenience of grabbing a bottle of shampoo along with your groceries.
It’s easy to overspend on personal-care products. Costly necessities add up quickly, and before you know it, you’re walking out of the drugstore with a tiny bag and a giant bill. ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, recently came up with a how-to guide for saving on everyday personal-care items. The magazine also highlighted the most rewarding store-loyalty programs. “Knowing what stores have the best values on personal-care products can help you save big,” said Lisa Lee MORE WAYS TO SAVE — Stock up when stuff Freeman, editor-in-chief of is on sale. Instead of waiting ShopSmart. until you run out of someMONEY-SAVING thing or start to run low, load up on products when LESSONS LEARNED Wal-Mart can save you they’re marked down. Ad big bucks. It had the lowest circulars and websites like prices on the most items on SundaySaver.com can help ShopSmart’s shopping list — you plan ahead. — Max out coupons. similar to what its shoppers have found in previous price Read the retailer coupon scans. Target was often a policies. Most supermarkets close second but rarely had allow stacking — using store and manufacturer coupons the absolute lowest prices. Drugstores can cost you. together. Some stores, such CVS and Walgreens had the as Stop and Shop and Piggly highest prices on the most Wiggly, double coupons. If products. They might be con- you hit a sale, you have a venient, and their loyalty coupon and the store will cards can net you some good double it, you may end up discounts, but you could pay paying a lower price at a as much as 112 percent more supermarket than some-
where else. — Try store brands. Many store-brand products are just like their namebrand versions, and you might even like them better. Wal-Mart’s Equate brand, for example, got high marks in ShopSmart’s most recent body-lotion test.
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JEAN GILLETTE Small Talk
Finding the right fit proved an epic quest As my faithful, front yard ficus tree looked more and more strangled, I began a search for a larger pot and new home for it. The tree has been with me for 21 years, constrained to one pot and then another, currently pushing for freedom from the garden store’s largest offering, a 30-inch-wideby-25-inch-tall fake terra cotta. I didn’t realize this was about as big as pots get until I went searching for the next size up. There almost aren’t any and when I finally found a few, they had slipped from the $40 range to the $300 range. Ouch. I diligently scrutinized every pot-selling place within a 15-mile radius and even checked online. It was slim and expensive pickings. But finally I found the pot — a whopping 30-inch-by-40inch beauty. Then I discovered a coupon right in this very paper! I was jubilant. Now it only cost $260. Still kind of ouch. I have never invested anything close to that amount on my yard … at least not all at once for one item. I suppose if you add up the number of $10 plants I have planted and killed over the years, it might produce a staggering sum. I prefer not to dwell. I purchased the enormous, concrete, beautifully fired pot with a turquoise-ish finish creature. The next, and I thought, last challenge was to get it home. I begged, pleaded and guilted an adorable 20something with a truck into helping out. He is actually my son’s best friend, but I treat him like my own. Rather like common-law marriage, once my children’s friends agree to lift, haul, drag or rearrange furniture for me, they are officially on my chore list and may never escape without leaving the state, as my rotten, ungrateful son did. He graciously picked up the pot and then, risking the bones in both legs and a double hernia, got it placed on my lawn. I may need to add him to my health insurance next time. So now, just pluck the tree out of the old pot and put it in the new, right? Yes, except for buying enough dirt to fill the cavernous thing, then renTURN TO SMALL TALK ON B15
Presentation addresses Internet dangers for kids By Patty McCormac
RANCHO SANTA FE — After hearing Jon Moffat’s presentation on Internet dangers for children, no one could blame a parent for throwing their child’s computer and mobile phone out the window. Moffat called the wireless world “the wild west,” and encouraged parents to stay on their toes while monitoring their child’s activity. “The only filter that truly works is your eyeballs,” he told parents. Parents shuddered when they learned what could happen to their children by simply using their mobile phones and computers while communicating with their friends. “I think it is beneficial to be informed. I want to be aware,” said parent Karen Buss. “You want to be able to protect your kids the best you can.” Moffat, a cyber educator from Vista Community Clinic, gave the presentation, first to parents on April 24 before speaking to children in the fourth through eighth grades at R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe. Moffat was able to touch only the tip of the iceberg where dangers are concerned. He urged parents to teach their children to “protect their digital reputation,” because what they do now
Jon Moffat, a cyber educator from Vista Community Clinc, tells parents about the dangers for children on the internet. Photo by Patty McCormac
could come back years later haunt them. “I’m trying to teach the kids that once it is out there, it’s out there,” he said. “There is no privacy. It’s still there and can come back to bite them.” He said kids think “my parents haven’t killed me yet,” they are safe, but parents are the least of their wor-
ries. Moffat said if a child has been online, visiting various sites or has played games online with strangers, he can almost guarantee the child has been approached by predators. If you think your child is safe because you have told them not to answer questions like their age, sex or location,
these predators know how to ask leading questions to determine those answers, he said. He said he tries to get kid to realize if a stranger approaches them online, it is the same as if he they were sitting on their couch in their own living room and a stranger suddenly appeared in person and asking, “What’s
up?” The chatroom Chatroulette is supposed to be used for networking with photos. “I tried it and the first seven photos were of penises,” he said. “If a guy did that to you in a park, you wouldn’t be laughing,” he said. Even photos a child takes can located by GPS photo tracking, which can place the location within three feet of where the photo was taken. “If you’re taking photos on vacation, that’s cool, but if it’s Christmas morning at home, not so much,” he said. Even a child’s Facebook account is not safe. If a child has 200 “friends,” it takes only one to pass on sensitive information or photos or other information such as “Happy 12th Birthday,” or “Sorry you’re home sick today,” he said. And on the other hand, kids are not always honest about what they are doing online. Moffat said he frequently gives presentations to classes and has asked: “How many of you have sent something you wouldn’t want you parents to see?” He said 99.9 percent said they have. He said a rule of thumb TURN TO DANGERS ON B15
Fashion show benefits Greyhound Adoption Center By Bianca Kaplanek
It was a fusion of fashion, philanthropy and fun on Cedros Avenue when Janet Sinclair celebrated the oneyear anniversary of her consignment boutique by thanking her clients with a runway show, discounts and opportunity drawings to benefit the Greyhound Adoption Center. “This is our way of saying thank you for your loyalty and your love,” Sinclair said. The April 26 event at La Femme Chic also featured music, French desserts, pink passion cocktails and wine. Prizes, mostly donated by Cedros merchants, included artwork by Aaron Chang, Haute Yoga classes, photos by Coast Highway Photography, eyebrow waxing from Alexis K and hair services from Shampoo Too.
Sinclair said she raised about $1,300 for the Greyhound Adoption Center, which rescues, rehabilitates and places the animals that come from shelters and racetracks. “I’m really proud of that,” Sinclair said. “It feels good to be able to do that.” Her greyhound, Sedona, adopted two years ago and a fixture at La Femme Chic, strutted down the runway wearing a Chanel coat, but seemed more interested in the dog treats on the sidelines. When Sinclair, who lives in Carlsbad, decided to open a business, she said she looked for something that would do well in North County. “In this economy, consignment boutiques are thriv-
La Femme Chic owner Janet Sinclair (left) chats with customers as they check in. Photos by Bianca Kaplanek
ing,” she said. “I searched long and hard for a place with a sense of community. I feel like I’m in a little European town.” As soon as she opened her store on South Cedros, she said she knew she “had found a really special place.” Sinclair, who once owned a talent agency in Texas and worked for Ford Modeling Agency, said she has been in the fashion business all her Wendy Wheeler (left) and Nicki Starr do a little shopping and chatting life. before the runway show. She was introduced to
the consignment world while working with models in New York. “They made more in a day than I made in a month,” she said. “I had to dress the part but I couldn’t afford it so I shopped in consignment boutiques. Later, when I could afford it, I began consigning my clothes.” Vowing to provide “loveme” merchandise at “buyme” prices, Sinclair said she is very particular about the items she accepts. Many have
been worn only once or twice, some never. She said she doesn’t take in anything she wouldn’t wear herself. “I get a lot of items from socialites in Rancho Santa Fe who don’t like to be seen in the same outfit twice,” she said. “I do closet visits. They are happy to clean out their closets. And a lot of them donate the money to charities. One client is using the TURN TO FASHION ON B15
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Anusara, Inc. no longer holds lease By Tony Cagala
In what appears to be further transitioning for the maligned Anusara, Inc. after being rocked by the abrupt resignation of its founder and CEO John Friend following allegations of ethical misconduct, the location of what was to be known as the “Center” in Encinitas is no longer being leased by the company. As CEO, Friend had intended to open the “Center” as a state-of-the-art yoga studio, offering classes and Anusara-based instruction in the fall of 2011. In October 2010,
Anusara, Inc. signed a 73year lease of the 8,269square-foot property on 1010 S. Coast Highway 101 for $1.86 million with Cassidy/Turley Commercial Real Estate Services. The property is now being re-listed for lease on the real estate company’s website. Anusara, Inc., which is based in the Woodlands, Texas, released a statement in March saying that the company plans to transform into a nonprofit organization, and will move forward without the involvement of Friend. Wendy Willtrout, who has taken over as manager of
Anusara Inc. is no longer leasing the space in Encinitas, which was slated to become a studio dedicated to the study and teaching of Anusara yoga. Photo by Tony Cagala
Anusara, Inc., was unavailable for comment. Friend founded Anusara yoga, a hatha-style form of yoga in 1997. Its website lists having hundreds of thousands of students practicing the yoga worldwide and includes more than 1,000 certified teachers. Anusara yoga is taught throughout North County. Desiree Rumbaugh, a
certified Anusara yoga instructor, who practices and teaches the yoga internationally and at the Yoga Del Mar studio said that the reasons for the yoga’s popularity is that it is a highly effective method for learning to practice and teach yoga in a way that heals, as well as relieves, pain in the body while building strength and flexibility. “The Tantric philosophy of Anusara teaches us that we are all free to choose how we think about, respond to or behave in any situation,” she said. “Therefore we do not have to feel victimized by any event that life may present.” A third reason the yoga is popular, Rumbaugh added, is because of its encouragement to connect with each other as teachers and students. “Many other styles of yoga also emphasize these components,” she said. “What makes us different might just be the way we put it all together.”
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‘Ken-barky Derby’ races at Helen Woodward Center
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Clockwise from top: Rancho Santa Fe residents Richard and Cammy Staunton put on their best disco outfits for the April 21 Bishop’s School gala Disco Knights to support the school’s Financial Aid and Faculty Professional Growth Programs. Rancho Santa Fe residents Don and Joy Ankeny joined Auction Co-chair Melissa Swanson and Gordon Swanson at the April 21 Bishop’s School gala Disco Knights to support the school’s Financial Aid and Faculty Professional Growth Programs. Auction Co-chair Bridget Musante, Auction Co-chair Kelly Dorvillier, Head of School Aimeclaire Roche and Auction Co-chair Melissa Swanson, boogied the night away at the April 21 Bishop’s School gala Disco Knights to support the school’s Financial Aid and Faculty Professional Growth Programs. Courtesy photos
RANCHO SANTA FE — Churchill Downs’ enthusiasts will have mint juleps and a view of the Twin Spires, but at Helen Woodward Animal Center, a refreshing water bowl and the view of a brand new home sounds just as sweet. With a 10:30 a.m. post time, May 3, 20 available “puppies” will to go nose-to-nose in a “Run with the Noses” competition in the Center Paddocks Arena at 6461 El Apajo Road. Rose-shaped dog biscuits will lead them to the finish line but each pup ultimately aims to finish in the arms of a loving family. Helen Woodward Animal Center Facebook followers can pick their favorites from the line-up and each adopter of a Ken-Barky Derby contender will be automatically entered to win a sports car dog bed, a rose-themed gift basket and a “gold cup” dog bowl. The upcoming “race is part of Helen Woodward Animal Center’s efforts to increase the visibility of their large number of available adoptables. Animal Services Manager Ed Farrelly will be on sight to officiate the race and Pet
Expert Rob Kuty from San Diego Pet Training will oversee the runners to guarantee that no unfair “horse-play” occurs. Helen Woodward Animal Center Companion Animal Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Patricia Carter will attend from the sidelines to monitor the Derby contenders’ health and safety. “We’re all looking forward to this event,” said Jessica Gercke, PR Manger and Spokesperson for Helen Woodward Animal Center. “I’ve had my eye on Daddy Long Legs to win. His name, and those legs, might predict the results. But I have to admit that I’m pretty partial to Bodemeister’s polka-dot silk.” Jennifer Kennedy, the Helen Woodward Animal Center Graphic Artist responsible for creating the Ken-Barky Derby Race Tote Board has had an entirely different focus. “I’m still deciding which hat to wear.” If you would like to attend the race, are interested in adopting, would like to make a donation or would like more information, contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at (858) 756-4117, ext. 313 or visit animalcenter.org.
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Thanks to its volunteers, library continues to serve IRENE KRATZER A Place To Call Home
HAVE A SEAT It may not look like it now, but soon the new stadium seating will be in place in the Performing Arts Center at R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe. So far it has traveled from the UK through the Panama Canal and now is ready to be assembled. Photo by Patty McCormac
Luck helps in missing persons cases Missing person cases are seemingly a common assignment for P.I.’s, but truthfully, they’re not. In fact, I’d be surprised if half of the P.I.’s even knew where to start, unless they had law-enforcement training, particularly with the F.B.I. Let’s face it — if your child didn’t come home from school one day or your spouse from work, who are you going to think about calling first? It will be the police, even though they will tell you that you have to wait 24 hours before making an official report. People who are truly missing would be friends or loved ones who are expected to be somewhere and it’s unusual when they are not. But sometimes other people need to be found, whether they want to be or not. I can only think of a couple of missing persons cases that stand out — both of which I was lucky enough to solve by being a little resourceful. We have access to sites and data-
BRIAN SCOTT Eye Spy bases not open to the public that require P.I. licensing or law enforcement access. One case involved a young lady who was a street hooker. She was with a man I knew when he got busted for solicitation.A family friend of the man who was busted, hired one of my clients, Mitch, a top criminal attorney. Before entering a plea, Mitch wanted to know how easy it would be for the state to find the hooker when it came time for trial, because without her testimony, there was no case. So he hired me. All I had to go on was a bad address and a photo. I really didn’t expect to find her, but neither did anyone else. I also had a list of phone numbers she had called from her old apart-
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ment that I managed to get from a “hook” at the local phone company.That produced a few leads. One of the most frequent numbers dialed was to a pay phone on a highway, similar to our Coast Highway 101. The number just happened to go to a pay phone across the street from my apartment. One evening on my way home from the office, I stopped at the drugstore and showed the woman’s photo to a clerk, asking if she recognized her. She replied, “There she goes. She just walked out.” while pointing to the woman crossing the street. I quickly ran out of the store and followed her to a hotel room where she was about to meet another client. No way the state was going to find her. OK, I did what I thought I could by tracing the phone numbers she was calling. As for the rest, I say it was pure luck! Some of us had a lot of it, and some had none. A more recent case involved Roy Clint Cooper, Jr., the son of Roy “Boy” Cooper, a famous tattoo artist from Gary, Indiana. The father was known for tattooing celebrities and for his love of wild cats (tigers, that is). He used to keep them caged in the back of his shop. Roy Cooper, Sr. died and apparently left behind some unfinished business, which only Roy, Jr. could wrap up. We knew everything about this man except where to find him. No one had heard from in 12 years, not even his family. We started canvassing Hollywood Boulevard near Vine, Highland Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, near the Viper Room, Venice Beach, local beat cops, shelters and jails. All I had was a three-year-
old photo of a homeless guy with dreads, tattoos and dark circles around his eyes. I left my card with many people and with a reward offer for anyone putting me in contact with Roy Cooper, Jr. Cooper also had a 17-year-old daughter he hadn’t seen in 12 years. He had been left a small inheritance by his father, which may not have been that small since there was an estate who paid my bill for more than $3,000. Roy was spotted near Highland Avenue, suffering from drug-induced psychosis and had no interest in returning home to his family. He preferred to sleep in the parking lot a block behind Hollywood Boulevard. Go figure. I never expected to find him but expected less that he would turn down a chance to turn his life around. However, those suffering from drug or alcohol abuse are not thinking clearly. Even so, you can’t force anyone to do something they don’t want to do, even if it’s in their best interest. It was very frustrating. We are still trying, but it’s always nice when you can give your client the information they needed and they paid you for. At least they now know where the son is and it’s very rewarding when that happens. NORTH COUNTY P.I. is a fully operational California licensed #27187 detective agency and process servers equipped to handle any matter that readers may currently be facing. Contact Brian for a free, lawfully confidential consultation by calling (619)202-6000, or email email@example.com, or visit NorthCountyPI.com. Law firms welcome.
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C a rd i f f - by - t h e - S e a Library celebrated 98 years of serving the community in March. The library has had many homes and once was housed in the Scout House in Glen Park. When no space was available, the community was served by a bookmobile, which I am told stopped in Glen Park. The Friends had a three-tiered goal when they organized in 1984, final tier being realized with the ribbon cutting on our present home in 2003. This tier was reached with tremendous support from the HamiltonWhite Foundation plus contributions of interested citizens who are named on our donor wall. 2011 saw our community room and children’s area expanded through a grant from Supervisor Pam Slater-Price and we dedicated our demonstration garden the day we cut the ribbon on the expansion. We are very proud of our library and our Book Nook and one cannot think of the Nook without thinking of 12 year veteran volunteer Helen McCarthy. Helen came to the Cardiff Chamber looking for volunteer work when she retired in 2000. I took her to the library and introduced her to the late Mary Bowland. She immediately joined the Friends, came on the board and assumed the role of secretary while she and Mary set about organizing the home of our donated books. The Nook, so named because of our tiny space in the corner of the community room, thrived; we expanded as much as possible but knew that when we had a home of our own we would want our own space. Helen worked on the design for the layout, purchased extra bookcases, as we needed them plus set up schedule for volunteers to staff the Nook. She sorted, priced and even when her duties expanded to President of the Friends she continued to be a driving force scheduling volunteers as well as serving as
chair of the Book Nook Committee, the body that decides the daily functions for operating the Nook. She has held the office as president twice, continues to serve on the board, again as Secretary and is chairing the scholarship committee for the third time. When next you visit the Nook and see Helen’s smiling face, thank her for her efforts such as displaying books pertinent to the season that make the Nook warm and inviting. Book Nook sales and memberships make it possible for the Friends to give four $1,000 scholarships yearly to graduating seniors, hold First Wednesday and children’s programs as well as purchase books and help with extras in the library. A generous donor, with a long time interest in libraries and reading, established an endowment fund for the Friends in March of 2007 and interest generated yearly may be used by the Friends for worthy purposes. This year we installed a state of the art sound system in our community room. Persons wishing to contribute to the fund for the occasion of a birthday, birth of a baby, graduation or perhaps to suggest a future project for the library may do so by sending a check made out to the Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library, designated “endowment donation” and mailing to Friends, PO Box 657, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, 93007 with a note stating reason for contribution. Donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed. We welcome your contributions and memberships. Membership forms are available in the library, the Book Nook and online at friendscardifflibrary.org. The library, the Book Nook and Papa back on the roof at Besta Wan Restaurant are but a few of the things that make Cardiff-by-the-Sea a very special place to call home. Irene is a founding and life member as well as past president of the Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library and currently serves on the board. She has lived here since 1982.
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The Ultimate Gated Community Condo developer Larry Hall is already one-quarter sold out of the upscale doomsday units he is building in an abandoned underground Cold War-era Atlas-F missile silo near Salina, Kan. He told an Agence FrancePresse reporter in April that his 14-story structure would house seven floors of apartments ($1 million to $2 million each, cash up front), with the rest devoted to dry food storage, filtered-water tanks and an indoor farm, which would raise fish and vegetables to sustain residents for five years. The 9foot-thick concrete walls (built to protect rockets from a Soviet nuclear attack) would be buttressed by entrance security to ward off the savages who were not wise enough to prepare against famine, meteors, nuclear war and the like. Hall said he expects to be sold out this year and begin work on another of the three silos he has options to buy.
Can't Possibly Be True Dan O'Leary, the city manager of Keller,Tex. (pop. 27,000), faced with severe budget problems, was unable to avoid the sad job of handing out pink slips. For instance, he determined that one of Keller's three city managers had to go, and in April, he laid himself off. According to a March Fort Worth Star-Telegram report, O'Leary neither intended to retire nor had other offers pending, and he had aroused no negative suspicions as to motive. He simply realized the city could be managed more cost-effectively by the two lower-paid officials. Herman Wallace, 70, and Albert Woodfox, 65, have been held in solitary confinement (only one hour a day outside) since 1972 in the Louisiana State Prison at Angola, after being convicted (via flimsy evidence and a convenient prison snitch) of killing a guard. A third convict for the murder, Robert King, who was in solitary for 29 years but then released, explained to BBC News in an April dispatch what it's like to live inside 54 square feet for 23 hours a day, for over 14,000 straight days. The lawyer working to free Wallace and Woodfox said the soul-deadened men were "potted plants."
Least Competent Bank Federal court documents revealed in March that AWOL Army Pvt. Brandon Price, 28, had convinced Citibank in January that he spoke for Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen (one of the world's richest men) and convinced the bank to issue Allen (i.e., Price) a new debit card and to change Allen's address from Seattle to Price's address in Pittsburgh. Price/Allen shopped decidedly downscale, running up charges only at Gamestop and Family Dollar, totaling less than $1,000.
A 45-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine pleaded not guilty in court April 26 to murder charges for the death of another local Marine’s wife, 22-year-old Brittany Killgore of Fallbrook. Superior Court Judge Kimberlee Lagotta held Staff Sgt. Louis Ray Perez, the defendant, on $3 million bail. Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, was the first suspect arrested in connection with Killgore’s disappearance, and she was booked on a first-degree murder charge on April 17 by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, four days after the young military wife went missing. She is also being held on $3 million bail. Lopez was arrested at a Point Loma hotel after an alleged botched suicide attempt led authorities to a note that led them to a body, according to previous reports. The body was located on the evening of April 17 in a rural area of Riverside County
near Lake Skinner and later identified as Killgore’s. During Perez’ arraignment, his attorney Jeff Reichert said that the note found in the Point Loma motel room where Lopez was arrested exonerates his client because Lopez indicates that she had killed Brittany Killgore, and Perez had nothing to do with it. Killgore had filed for a divorce just a week before her disappearance, according to court records. She was married to Cory Killgore, who was in Afghanistan on duty and allowed to return home following his wife’s disappearance. Prosecutors said that on the night Killgore went missing she had plans to go out with Perez and another woman, but the woman cancelled the plans to go out. During that same night, Killgore sent a text message to a friend saying she needed help and was in distress, Deputy District Attorney Patrick Espinoza said at the
sion of an assault weapon and receiving stolen property. According to prosecutors, Perez possessed the assault rifle from Feb. 1 until April 14 — the latter date being the day after Killgore went missing and the day Perez was arrested for the possession charge and for receiving stolen property. He was ordered held on the high bail amount of $500,000 because the judge Cory Killgore said at that time he Husband was also a suspect in a murder investigahad actually been in Fallbrook tion and could be a flight risk. Defense attorney Jeff during the specific time periReichert said Perez is married, od in question. Espinoza said that a has been employed in the milsearch of Perez’ vehicle turned itary for 16 years and has lived up the victim’s blood and a in San Diego County for a long time. weapon. Lopez was his roommate. Perez was already in cusBoth defendants can face tody at the time of the murder charge arraignment. He was up to 25 years to life in prison being held for charges he if convicted on the murder pleaded not guilty to during charges. They each are expected the previous week of possesarraignment. Authorities subsequently made contact with Perez, who told police he dropped Killgore off in downtown San Diego, yet it was learned he
My wife Brittany was beautiful beyond words and her murder has left me devastated.”
Drew Brees charity golf tourney set COAST CITIES — The Drew Brees Celebrity Championship will celebrate the armed services and their families at the seventh annual Military Appreciation Day golf event. The tournament will take place May 18 through May 20 at La Costa Resort and Spa and will feature more than 50 celebrity golfers. As a special thank you for their service, all San Diego-based active and retired military members and their families will receive free admission to all three days of the tournament when they present a military I.D. at the front gate.The first two thousand to register at CelebrityChampionship.com will also enjoy a free lunch provided by Carl’s Jr. at a military-exclusive location at the tournament. “The military has always had a strong presence and importance within the San Diego community,” said Brees. “Military Appreciation Day gives us an opportunity to recognize how grateful we are for all of the sacrifices that our armed services as well as their families make in order to protect our country.” A percentage of ticket sales, auction proceeds and
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back in court on May 10 for a readiness conference and a preliminary hearing is set for May 30. Cory Killgore issued a statement to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which was released April 26. “My wife Brittany was beautiful beyond words and her murder has left me devastated. My duty to her memory is now to ensure her good reputation remains intact, and help law enforcement and prosecutors secure justice for the person, or persons who took her away from me. “Brittany’s death cannot be in vain — at this point, I don’t know how to use this tragedy for good, but others have found their way and I hope to do the same. Brittany meant too much to do any less. “As my father-in-law said, please honor my wife’s name and don’t succumb to salacious gossip and rumor. Brittany was a beautiful, good person, who did not deserve this.Thank you.”
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State says ‘no’ to mosaic location April 24, the California State Assembly Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife rejected Assembly Bill 1825, authored by Assemblyman Martin Garrick (RCarlsbad), that would have allowed for the Surfing Madonna mosaic to be placed at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas. Some committee members said they support the concept of the artwork but they were uncomfortable with requiring its placement. “Unfortunately the committee decided to side with the bureaucrats from State Parks and the Attorney General’s office rather than the residents of North County. The state’s legal opinion on the matter is just that, an opinion, not the rule of law. I am disappointed that the committee chose not to respect the wishes of the City of Encinitas and the thousands of people who support the message of the mosaic,” said Garrick.
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State officials won’t allow the “Surfing Madonna” mosaic to be placed at Moonlight Beach. File photo
Garrick was joined in committee by pro-bono counsel from the Paul Hastings law firm who are representing Mark Patterson, the artist who created the mosaic just over a year ago. The legal team and Garrick argued that the state is engaging in selective enforcement of the establishment clause that limits religious symbolism in pub-
lic places. “I believe the Surfing Madonna and its message of ‘Save the Ocean’ is no more controversial than the religious artwork that is placed in dozens of state owned properties around California, including our own State Capitol. Unfortunately, in this era of overblown political correctness, it has become the norm to avoid taking a stand for what is right out of fear of offending the sensibilities of a few,” added Garrick. Assemblyman Martin Garrick serves the communities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos,Vista, and portions of San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside as the Assemblyman for the 74th District.
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Chris Van Gorder is perhaps best known as the president and chief executive officer of Scripps Health. Taking over more than a decade ago, he was instrumental in turning around the once-flailing medical organization. Van Gorder is also well-regarded for another reason: his volunteer work. Van Gorder, a Carmel Valley resident, was recently named the San Diego County Sheriff Department’s Volunteer of the Year for serving as the reserve commander for the Search and Rescue Unit. “I was very surprised to get the award,” he said. “There are so many dedicated volunteers with the Sheriff’s Department, and not just in search and rescue, who put in their time and energy for no pay at all.” Van Gorder’s passion for law enforcement goes back well before his volunteer experience for the Sheriff’s Department. About 35 years ago, Van Gorder was a police officer in Los Angeles when misfortune came knocking. In 1978, he was struck by a car in the line of duty, which caused severe musculoskeletal injuries and forced him to retire. It just so happened that the hospital that took care of Van Gorder for about a year hired him as director of security once he healed. Working in hospital operations inspired him, so he enrolled at the University of Southern California and earned a master’s in hospital services administration. From there, he was happily employed by several hospitals. But his experience as a police officer was never far from his mind. “I never lost my love and interest in law enforcement,” Van Gorder said. A Scripps physician introduced him to the Search and Rescue Unit in 2003. He joined as a civilian volunteer soon after. Van Gorder later completed 240 hours of training at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
Chris Van Gorder (right) standing with San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore at a volunteer awards ceremony. Van Gorder serves as the volunteer reserve commander for the Sheriff Department’s Search and Rescue Unit. Courtesy photo
Academy, gained certifications and climbed the ranks over the years. As part of his duties as reserve commander, Van Gorder oversees about 150 volunteers, who on top of graduating from the Search and Rescue Academy (if they don’t already have equivalent experience), are trained in specialized units like tactical, K-9 and medical. “Even though we’re volunteers, we have extensive training,”Van Gorder said. Van Gorder said it’s often an emotionally taxing job, particularly for missions like the searches for Chelsea King and Amber Dubois. “We obviously always respond hoping the person will be alive,” Van Gorder said. “But it doesn’t always work out that way. I’ve never forgotten any of those searches and I never will.” San Diego Sheriff Sgt. Don Parker, coordinator for the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit, recommended Van Gorder for the award. “Some people get the big picture and others are good at smaller, individual tasks,” Parker said. “He’s one of those rare people that can do both well. And on top of it, he’s very good with all kinds of people in all kinds of situations.” Van Gorder participates in missions that range from longer searches across several
counties to shorter rescues, one of which Van Gorder said involved a helicopter swooping in and picking up a woman who was injured at the base of waterfall.The missions vary greatly, but he said timing is always of the essence. “We start our training with one fundamental principle — that is searches are an emergency,” Van Gorder said. “We react as quickly as possible in environments that require quick decision making.” Van Gorder has certainly demonstrated grace under pressure — and not just as reserve commander. He’s also won the Maltese Cross Award from the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association. And as reserve commander, Van Gorder is a licensed emergency medical technician and instructor for the American Red Cross. In addition, he’s racked up various healthcare awards for his role at Scripps. Van Gorder has put in as many as 1,000 hours for the Search and Rescue Unit in a year, but typically averages around 700. He said his commitment can be traced to a lesson he learned from his dad. “My dad taught us it was our obligation to give back to a country that’s been good to us,”Van Gorder said.
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Rotarians rise to occasion for annual ‘Work Day’ By Tony Cagala
As part of the worldwide Rotarians At Work Day, members from the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club volunteered at the San Diego Botanic Gardens Saturday, helping to paint, spread mulch and trim back seeding plants. Julian Duval, president and CEO of the gardens and member of the Encinitas Rotary Club was very appreciative of the volunteering support saying that the gardens depend so heavily on volunteers. He added that volunteering was what Rotary Clubs were all about, “service above self.” The Rotarians At Work Day, which is the last Saturday in April each year, began in 2006, challenging clubs worldwide to undertake community service projects. The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club turns out for Rotarians At Work Day, completing community service projects at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Photos by Tony Cagala
RSF Rotary Club member Todd Frank helps spread out mulching at the San Diego Botanic Garden Saturday.
Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club members Alan (right) and Anya Ball help in the San Diego Botanic Garden.
Rancho Santa Fe Rotarian Bill Chenoweth prepares a shed for painting.
Encinitas Rotary Club member and President and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Gardens Julian Duval (left) provides some extra motivations for current Rancho Santa Fe Rotary President Alan Balfour.
Austin Grajek paints a shed during Jim Gaunce with the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club trims some the Rotarians At Work Day. seeding plants.
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Community Center readies for gala Canyon Crest takes RANCHO SANTA FE — Get ready to break out your inner rock star as the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center puts the finishing touches on the bash of the year with a “Club 92067” theme. This event supports a vital part of the 92067 village - the
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countywide title Canyon Crest Academy claimed its first San Diego County Academic League championship after beatiang Olympian High School, 11242, in the final match April 24 at the ITV studios. Canyon Crest Academy has been coached by math teacher Brian Shay for all eight years of its existence. This is CCA’s first North County and County championships, having finished second in the NCAL the previous two years. Canyon Crest is located in Carmel Valley and is part of the San Dieguito Union High School District. The Ravens team consists of Michael Chen, Elijah Granet, Sheilef Juarez, Catherine Kang, Henry Maltby, captain Anthony Tokman, Raymond Wu, and Maggie Yang. The Canyon Crest Ravens, champions of the North County Academic League, fell behind, 8-0, to Olympian, champions of the Sweetwater League, before going on a 30-point run. The Ravens were hardly threatened the rest of the match, holding a 52-25 advantage midway through the 30minute match. The second half, Canyon Crest was able to comfortably cruise to its 112-42 championship victory. Things weren’t quite so comfortable for the Ravens in their semifinal match versus the champions of the
Grossmont League, West Hills High School. Canyon Crest was generally in the lead for the first half of the match, before pulling out to a 62-43 lead with ten minutes remaining. West Hills closed the gap to 70-69 with 3:30 left. With one minute remaining, and CCA holding a 76-68 lead, the Wolf Pack correctly answered the next toss-up question for three points, going into the bonus question on which a team may earn up to five points. As regulation time ran out,West Hills correctly answered all three parts of the bonus question, resulting in a tie. West Hills aggressively buzzed in mid-question on the first toss-up of overtime, having to spell the name of the long nerve that runs down the back of the leg. The Wolf Pack player chose the wrong nerve to spell. Raven junior Elijah Granet then buzzed in and correctly spelled sciatic, giving the Ravens the win and the chance to play for the championship. In the evening’s other semifinal match, Olympian handily defeated the Metro League champion, Coronado, 105-52.
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ARTFUL BENEFIT The Living Studio of Del Mar hosts a wine & cheese benefit for the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. The Living Studio at 1011 Camino Del Mar, Suite 100 in Del Mar, is donating 10 percent of the event's sales to the environmentally focused nonprofit. Pictured from left to right: Yanina Cambareri (San Dieguito Art Guild), Anne Harvey (SDRVC Board Member), Sarah Hurd-Sullivan (SDRVC Communications & Development Director), Elizabeth Levine (Owner, The Living Studio), & Sydney LaSasso (Artist, Carpart Arts). Photo by Krista Lafferty
Moonlight Beach readies for sports fest The 7th annual Encinitas Sports Festival will be held May 19 and May 20 at Moonlight Beach, at the west end of B Street. The festival is a collection of events including the Encinitas 5k Run and 1k Kid’s Run, the B&L Bike & Sports Encinitas Sprint Triathlon, the Moonlight Beach Paddle and Swim and the Encinitas Sports Festival Fitness Expo. “This is our home town and we feel lucky to live here and be part of such a great event in the birthplace of our sport. Our goal as event organizers is to create a community celebration of the healthy, athletic lifestyle we enjoy as residents of Encinitas,” said Paul Huddle, part of the organizing team. “The
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There’s nothing like a walk by the sea at dawn. Even if I’m not surfing, I love the smells and the sounds and watching everything including pelicans, dolphins and other surfers glide over morning glass while the rest of the world is barely waking up or still dreaming about riding waves. The world becomes new as the birds dive for fish and the plovers play tag with the little waves, the fish compete
for crabs and surfers push their way into the lineup in search of treats of their own. I often think I should be out there, riding waves with them, but these days, morning is mostly walking, thinking, praying and looking amid the seaweed and the garbage. I look at the shapes of beach rocks worn smooth by time and tide as I plan the rest of my day. Sometimes I’ll encounter an old friend along the route and sometimes I’ll make a new one. Just like the sea, the sand beneath my feet forever changes. Only one thing remains sadly constant ? the trash littering the beach: everything from bottle caps June is the heart of balloon season because of graduations and weddings. Many of the balloons fly away and end up in the oceans or on the beach. Photo by by Chris Ahrens
and plastic bags to helium balloons line the sand or are trapped in stands of seaweed. I must look pretty odd by the time I am finished walking, my pockets stuffed with deflated balloons and my hands holding numerous other discards that somebody forgot to pick up. But did they really forget? If they forgot, you would think there would be a few diamond rings, watches or cell phones in the mix. But no, it’s just wrappers, cans and other items of no value. So the reason must be something other than forgetfulness. With graduations and weddings in that month, June is the heart of balloon season. Now, don’t get me wrong; there are few adults in the world who love balloons more than I do. I give them to my grandson. I blow them up and let them fly around the room. I punch them and I pop them. Of all these activities, popping is the most important. That’s because hydrogen filled balloons are carried far over the ocean and are often mistaken by baleen whales or lesser sea animals for food. The results can lead to death or
severe health problems. I don’t really want to chase people down because they let a balloon go, so, my idea, as I have often suggested in this column, is that all balloons be made from something that will dissolve in a few days after contact with water. Should be a law, right? Until such a law is passed, please be certain to pop balloons, no matter how much fun they are to watch flying away.Your kids will get it if you explain that their moment of joy is nothing compared to the death sentence they could be passing on to some unsuspecting sea creature. In other surf news: Have you noticed how much surf there’s been this year? Not really big, but consistently decent sized and with good to great conditions. Of course that cold La Nina water has been something else. Still, worth the dip for the stoked. Wetsuit sales have been brisk (pun intended).
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Indulging in pleasures of Big Sur Coast PET OFTHE WEEK E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road Mushroom ice cream? No way. But when I finally taste the creamy, just-sweetenough concoction, I am a believer. Chef Matt Bolton has worked a miracle as far as I’m concerned, both with dessert and all that has preceded it, including accommodating my gluten-free needs. We are enjoying a Meet the Farmer luncheon at the historic Hyatt Carmel Highlands’ Pacific’s Edge restaurant, so named because of the legendary view of the Big Sur Coast. The luncheon is staged several times during spring and summer to showcase locally grown food and, of course, those who grow it. In this case, however, it’s not a farmer; it’s a forager. His name is Paul Huntington — “I was born a forager,” he says — and he mingles among today’s guests, talking about his “crop” of mushrooms and the many varieties he supplies to area restaurants. But he aims to keep secret the locations around the Central Coast where he collects the interesting looking funghi, some of which are artfully displayed on a nearby table. Today’s multi-course lunch has been created around Huntington’s booty which includes chanterelles, trumpets and candy caps. It’s all superb — I know what I like when I taste it — but let’s face it; I’m no foodie. Thank goodness there’s one to my right. She is Elaine Hesser, self-described newly minted food writer but longtime foodie, who lives in nearby Salinas. Newspaper and blog readers valley-wide enjoy her musings and wisdom about the area’s restaurants and the abundant Salinas Valley farms and wineries. “I think this is one of the most interesting and delicious luncheons I’ve had in a long time,” she declares. “The chef really cares that we know about what we are eating, and he created all the recipes just for this lunch.” The Monterey Peninsula is a foodie Mecca, Hesser explains, “not only because of the bounty of Monterey Bay, but because of the farms and vineyards of nearby Salinas Valley. Fresh lettuces, broccoli and other produce from the fertile fields round out local meals, which are washed down with wines from several distinct growing regions along the Highway 101 corridor.” We don’t have enough time nor money to explore all of this Foodie Heaven, but we do get to enjoy a bit more of it at the TusCA Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. “We showcase wonderful sustainable seafood specials every night,” says Chef Johnny DeVivo, whose goal is to “elevate the concept to fresh pastas and fresh sustainable seafood, and to train
Diners at the Pacific’s Edge restaurant at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands can survey the Big Sur Coast as they enjoy cuisine from the Monterey Bay and nearby Salinas Valley farms and wineries. Photos by Jerry Ondash
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the staff on farm-to-table concepts.” DeVivo comes to TusCA by way of La Vegas and Southern Utah, and can make filleting a 25-pound halibut look like child’s play. The flavorful, cooked-to-perfection roasted halibut, lamb and risotto are testament to his talents. “I think what makes TusCA unique,” he says, “is that we are a hidden gem in Monterey with a beautiful atmosphere and cutting-edge techniques.” After dinner, we head to the contemporary and comfortable Fireplace Lounge with oversized, quadruplesided fireplace. As on most Friday nights, there is a jazz combo providing a reason to stay, and the lounge is packed. Most revelers are business travelers and conference attendees, but come summer, this Hyatt Regency, one of Monterey’s oldest hotels, morphs into a familyfriendly destination. Kids love the grounds’ giant chess board, shuffleboard, ping pong and Camp Hyatt, and a 2009, $65-million renovation
This basket of chanterelle mushrooms was one of several on display at a recent Meet the Farmer luncheon at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands. The events showcase local and organic food, fish and wine from Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley.
gave birth to the mind-quieting Accista Spa for the grownups. Later, as I wait for my masseuse in this mini-oasis, another woman relaxes on a nearby couch. She appears to be asleep, but pops up just long enough to tell me that “I have four kids and I treat myself to a day at the spa twice a year. The quiet is as good as the massage.” Later my husband and I
take the five-minute walk to Monterey Beach and watch visitors and locals and their many dogs enjoy the wide, clean expanse of sand and the gentle surf. It’s the perfect place to learn to kayak and paddle-board or to just enjoy the unusual warmth of a March day. E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at email@example.com.
Dear Sara: I’m looking for a homemade steak sauce recipe. I’d like something similar to A.1. — Lori, Florida Dear Lori: Here’s a recipe shared by a reader: 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon dried grated orange peel 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 tablespoons chili sauce Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil and stir continuously for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cool 10 minutes, and dump mixture into blender and puree. Pour into bottle or jar and cover tightly. Will last approximately three months. I think it tastes better if you let it sit for a couple of days in the fridge to let the flavors come together. My own batch didn’t last two weeks, so if you have a big family or teenage boys like I do, I would double the recipe. (Thanks to Brenda, from the Frugal Village forums.) Dear Sara: Can I put used dryer sheets in a compost bin? — Shannon S., forums Dear Shannon: I wouldn’t put them into your compost bin. They contain chemicals, and I wouldn’t want that mixed in with my compost. I’m sure some will argue this and have probably tossed their sheets into their compost bin for years, but I suggest if you use dryer sheets, rather than adding them to the compost bin, seek out ways to reuse them. For some ideas, visit frugallvillage.com/2010/11/10/alte rnative-uses-for-dryer-sheets. Dear Sara: Do you have a great bubble recipe? — H. McGregor, Ohio Dear H. McGregor: Visit bubbleblowers.com/homemade.html for various bubble recipes, or try this one: 1 gallon water 2/3 cup liquid dish soap (Dawn or Joy work well)
2 to 3 tablespoons glycerin or corn syrup Stir together. Test and adjust ingredients until desired results are reached. Dear Sara: I have half a dozen scratch-baked cornbread muffins I stashed in the freezer, and I’m trying to come up with a way to use them up that isn’t a casserole. Any ideas? — C.H., Missouri Dear C.H.: I would simply reheat them and eat them.You can make croutons for salad by crumbling the muffins onto a baking sheet and baking in the oven at 250 F until golden brown. The croutons will taste great on salads, soups, stew and chili. Try this cornbread salad recipe: allrecipes.com/Recipe/cornbread-salad-i/Detail.aspx. If you prefer something sweet, you could heat them and add some strawberries and whipped cream. Dear Sara: Do you think medical alert bracelets are useful? How do they work? Do the paramedics call the number and get your medical history while they are working on you? What about for a child? If they are always with parents or at school,where their history is known,is there any benefit? — M.W., Canada Dear M.W.: I certainly think medical alert bracelets are useful, especially for people with medical conditions or allergies. Some of these pieces of jewelry are simply something to wear to alert emergency responders or medical personnel. Others are tied into a service that has your medical history, advance directive, family contacts and DNR order available 24/7. Your information can be accessed via phone or computer.They’re useful for children, too, if, for example, there’s an accident or emergency where the child is rushed to the hospital by ambulance before a parent or guardian is able to provide the information. Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www.frugalvillage.com), a website that offers practical, money-saving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO, 64106, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski
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Newborn’s sleeping patterns will change over the years DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m pregnant with my first child, a girl. I keep hearing about how little sleep I’ll be getting for the next year. Can you give me a realistic idea of what to expect?
DEAR READER: Two things make your question hard to answer: (1) each baby is different from others, even from his or her siblings; and (2) each baby’s sleep patterns change as time goes by.
He said youths communicate by social networking, blogging, web cams and video, cell phones, file sharing, video games and e-mail, which includes instant messaging and chat rooms. Each has its own set of pitfalls for a child. Even parents who play close attention to what their children are doing online can miss a lot. Some children who are technologically smart can hide a great deal from their parents with such tactics as using white font for things they don’t want them to read and black font for the things they do. Parents need to realize that kids live in a different world and speak a different language, Moffat said the best place to discuss Internet safety and to determine if a child has been approached and how they handled it is in the car because there is no eye contact and no opportunity to walk away, he said. “You can ask them ‘What is the craziest thing you’ve seen on the Internet?’” he said. “You need to be aware,” said Jamey Schouten, a parent who attended the talk. “The more you know the better off you and your child will be.” To learn more about Moffat’s presentation, visit facebook.com/CyberEducator s.
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is to keep everything “G” or “Grandma rated.” “If you don’t want your grandmother to see it, don’t send it,” he said. Moffat said some girls make the mistake of thinking they are in a loving, monogamous relationship sending nude photos to their boyfriends, some who pass it on electronically to friends. The same applies to Skype. He said he knew of an instance when a boy convinced a girl to undress. She did not know, the boy had invited a group of friends for an audience. “Twitter is the new bathroom wall of the 21st Century,” he said. Cyber bullying is a trend. The difference between being bullied on the playground verbally and being bullied online is that the whole world sees it he said. “There is no place to hide,” he said. He said the Android Marketplace is not regulated. Some sites are secure and some are not and some are used to gather information about children. Moffat said Google could literally rule the world because it knows what people are browsing and what they are thinking even before it becomes a trend. “They own you,” he said. “They know everything you’re doing.”
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money to help pay for her grandson’s hospital bills.” Sinclair specializes in offering designer and namebrand clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories from Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo and Coach, to name a few. The hottest trend right now is mixing vintage clothing with new accessories, she said. Bright colors such as tangerine as also fashionable. Some of her consigners have become customers and vice versa. Many are surprised to learn La Femme Chic is a consignment store. “A lot of consignment shops are too crowded with stuff,” she said. “I am careful not to make mine overly stuffed.” She said that may be one
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dezvous with gardeners to bang out the drain hole in the bottom, laboriously cut the excess roots off, bash open the old pot and, finally, finally heft the tree into its new home. Whew. It looks wonderful and, I can only imagine the tree
reason her shop was named Best Vintage and Resale Store in the county four months after opening by the Channel 10 News A-List. Items that don’t sell after 60 days can be picked up by the consigners or Sinclair donates them to women’s groups she said she has handpicked. They include an organization for female military members and those trying to escape sexual slavery. Starting a business in a struggling economy can be risky. Myriad taxes and regulations in California don’t help, she said, but she has been successful during that critical first year. “I could not have asked for a better community to be in,” she said. “I’ve made so many friends. I cannot tell you how deeply touched I am. Every day I feel blessed.” is thrilled to have some plant food and room to stretch its toes. I don’t have the heart to tell it this is its last and largest home. Perhaps I’ll share that in another 20 years. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who is just a little bit afraid of her tree. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you’ll see, there are wide ranges of what’s “typical” of a baby’s sleep — and some babies don’t fall even within that wide range. What’s typical for most babies isn’t typical for them. Some babies sleep as few as nine hours a day and others sleep as many as 18 hours. A patient of mine had a little boy who slept 20 hours a day for the first six months of his life. My patient was concerned that there was something wrong with him. She also wondered if her son wouldn’t get enough stimulation, and as a result might develop a learning disability. I told her that as long as the boy seemed happy, alert and
playful during the few hours he was awake, I wouldn’t be concerned.That child is now a sophomore in college and doing fine. In the first few months, expect your baby’s sleep pattern to be completely unpredictable. Over her first year, the pattern should gradually shift to become somewhat regular. Newborns typically sleep about 16 hours a day, but they don’t sleep many hours in a row. Newborns need food every few hours, so nighttime feedings cannot be avoided. Also, it will take some time for your baby to realize that nighttime is for sleeping. Encourage her to sleep at
night by minimizing any stimulation during nighttime feedings and diaper changes. Keep the lights low and don’t talk, sing or play. By 3 months, most babies can sleep for longer stretches, up to six to eight hours in a row, at least on some nights. They may still take as many as three or four daytime naps. By 4 months, your baby will probably be able to sleep for eight hours without needing to be fed. During the next several months, your baby is likely to sleep one long stretch at night and still have a morning and afternoon nap. Around 8 months, most babies can sleep as many as 12 hours at night. They still
are likely to take up to two naps a day throughout the first year of life. To help encourage your baby to sleep at night (and thereby allow you to sleep at night), here’s some advice. Around 4 months is a good time to introduce a bedtime routine that your baby will begin to associate with going to sleep. Any soothing ritual, performed consistently, can make up a bedtime routine. For example, start with a warm bath, and then offer your baby one last feeding, followed by soft singing or reading aloud. And don’t worry: It won’t matter if you can’t carry a tune!
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