The Rancho Santa Fe News, July 13, 2012

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Hats are truly the focus of Opening Day. The right hat choice achieves balance and proportion in the overall look. The shape of the wearer’s face and overall body frame needs to be considered when selecting the right hat design, brim size and decorative accents. “Facial structure and stature need to be considered,” Carol Bader, hatmaker, professional stylist and owner of Del Mar Hat Co. in Del Mar, said. “The brim size needs to be balanced with the client’s height. I ask my clients what they want to communicate, a look that’s trendy, classic, edgy. A hat is a little bit of costuming.” Fascinators and headpieces, which are less constructed than hats, are also popular choices. “A savvy topsy is different than a fascinator,” Deena

RANCHO SANTA FE — The first Association meeting of the new fiscal year included new officers Roxana Foxx as president, Anne Feighner as vice president and Larry Spitcaufsky as treasurer. The July 5 meeting was also the first for new board members Rochelle Putnam and Craig McAllister. Chief of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol, Matt Wellhouser, reported to the board that the annual Fourth of July parade went off safely. “It was controlled chaos,” Wellhouser joked. “It was a good parade and a really good turnout. He said the patrol had help from the sheriff’s office and the CHP at the event. “It was a like a moving block party,” Putnam said. “I don’t know where all those people are coming from,” Wellhouser said. Peter Smith, Association manager, said that Shannon Mountain, who works at the front desk of the Association office, coordinated the event. “She did a knockout job. She pulled the whole thing together,” Smith said. In other Association news, Foxx, Feighner, Spitcaufsky, Smith and Steven Comstock were authorized to sign checks over the amount of $1,000 that require two signatures. Ivan Holler, planning director, reported to the Association that the stucco removal from the Osuna Adobe will begin July 9 or July 10. This is the next step in restoring the adobe. Also at the meeting, Robert Green, building commissioner, briefed the board about the Art Jury process and what happens if an applicant appeals. “As there has not been an appeal to the Association board for several years, the subject presentation is to familiarize the board with the process and the role the board plays in the process,”

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UP, UP AND AWAY Hot air balloons rise up over the Fairbanks Ranch area Saturday evening with baskets full of people taking in the wide-ranging views from Rancho Santa Fe all the way to the Pacific coastline. Photo by Daniel Knighton

Stylists offer advice on race day fashions By Promise Yee

COAST CITIES — Opening Day of Del Mar Horse Racing will be celebrated in high style July 18. From extreme hats to classic looks and bold colors, racegoers will make their fashion statements. Stylists agree that what you wear to the races is a matter of what you want to express. Always on trend are classic neutrals, well-tailored fashion and linen suits. The benefit of wearing a classic look is that your hat can make a louder statement and be more ornate. On trend colors this year are tangerine and turquoise as well as brighter yellows and reds. For women the style is flowing and feminine. Color can be worn head to toe in hat and dress or as an accent in hat, handbag and shoe. “This year dresses for the races are nice summer

Carol Bader (left) hatmaker and owner of Del Mar Hat Co. is busy at her shop before race season begins. Photo by Promise Yee

colors like yellow, salmon, purple, pink,” Maggie Bobileff, professional stylist and owner of Mister B Men’s Clothing and Maggie B clothing in Rancho Santa Fe, said. “Dresses are shorter, more over the knee than below the knee and have a flirty swing and ruffles.” For men a pop of color

in their shirt, tie or pocket square can say enough. Men can be fashionable in a lightweight summer suit with a shorter jacket length than last year. Bright jeans are also on trend. “Linen is the big fabric for summer,” Bobileff said. “Pinstripe suits are also proper attire.”


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Superintendent’s contract is renewed Arrest made in

bicyclist’s death

By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — “It is a very different summer,” said Lindy Delaney, superintendent of the Rancho Santa Fe School District. Indeed, it is the first summer in several years the district has not been in the throes of construction. “It’s quiet. We’re shampooing carpeting. Just routine maintenance. It’s nice,” she told the board at its July 5 meeting. She said D.W. Driver, which did the construction and renovation on the new school, has a few finishing touches to complete. “Then we will be giving them their last check (for $354,000),” she said. After a few bumps, the stadium seating in the performing arts center is complete and the seats are still for sale at $1,000 each, which gets the donor’s name on the back of the chair and helps defray the cost of the retractable seating. “That doesn’t mean the person gets the seat for every performance,” Delaney said. “That just gets the name.” About 70 of the 300 seats have been named. Delaney, who has been with the district for more than 23 years, had her contract renewed for next four years, it was announced at the meeting. Because of the state’s financial crisis, she has not received a raise since 2008 and will continue the next four years without one. Her

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School Board members Todd Frank, Marti Ritto, Tyler Seltzer and superintendent Lindy Delaney inspect the stadium seating that was recently completed in the performing arts center at R. Roger Rowe School. Photo by Patty McCormac

compensation will be $181,012 per year. She will continue to get health insurance, a car allowance of $400 a month, and a cell phone allowance of $200 a month. In addition to her duties as superintendent, she has also taken on additional duties as middle school principal for the past several years because of budget cuts. Planning is under way for next year and it looks as if several grades will need to be split. In the second grade there are 61 students so far;

in the third grade there are 62; in fourth grade there are 75; in fifth grade there are 81; and in sixth grade there are 91. “I have been interviewing for a new science teacher,” Delaney said. Other teachers are needed as well. “Because so many of our kids who are going into sixth grade are in accelerated math, a new teacher is needed,” she said. In the area of personnel, one employee has requested

a deduction of his salary. “I’ve never had this happen in my 23 years here,” Delaney said with a laugh. She explained that Reinholdt Foster, “who can fix anything,” and who is now eligible to receive Social Security, is now limited to amount of money he can earn without losing his benefits. Foster, who has been employed at the district for more than two decades, asked his salary be reduced from $23 an hour to $15 an hour.

RANCHO SANTA FE — An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run death of an Escondido man in the early morning hours of July 6 in Rancho Santa Fe. Jin Hyuk Byun, 19, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run on July 8 at his Del Mar Heights home, after a neighbor, who had seen news reports about the accident, saw damage on the right front of Byun’s car and notified authorities. The California Highway Patrol said the victim Angel Bojorquez, 18, of Escondido, was riding his bicycle home from his job at Albertson’s in Del Mar, when he was hit from behind in the 16900 block of Via De LaValle at about 2 a.m. Bojorquez,who was wearing reflective gear, was thrown from his bicycle into a ditch and was probably killed upon impact, the CHP said. “If he didn’t die instantly, it was probably shortly after,” said Officer Chris Parent, spokesman for the CHP. Parent said the neighbor who noticed the damage to

Byun’s car called authorities, who sent out an officer to investigate. “He (Byun) didn’t want to cooperate and let us see the vehicle,” Parent said. “We came back with a search warrant and he was attempting to leave the house, not fleeing, but he was leaving the house with a friend. At that point we took him into custody.” Byun spoke to investigators and statements he made were enough probable cause to charge him, Parent said. The victim and his brother both work at the Del Mar Albertsons and usually ride together in the same car. “I don’t know if there was a scheduling conflict, but that night he decided to ride his bike,” Parent said. Taking the back roads from Del Mar to Escondido is about 20 miles, the majority of which has no street lighting. A fund has been set up for the family to help defray expenses. Those wishing to help may do so by contributing to Wells Fargo Account Number 2172285161.

Parker graduates ready to make their mark

JOHN DAVID PAPATHEOFANIS

ROSS NICOL

RANCHO SANTA FE — Four students from Rancho Santa Fe, including Ross Nicol, Matthew Nussbaum, John David Papatheofanis and Carsten Smith, were among the graduating class of 2012 at Francis Parker School. The 109 members of the Class of 2012 recently culminated their Francis Parker School experience with commencement ceremonies held on the Linda Vista campus on June 2. The statistics for this year’s graduating class included a cumulative weighted grade point average of 4.02 to go along with an SAT score of 1976 (on the 2400 point scale) and an ACT score of 29. The class filed a total of 1,085 applications to 212 different colleges and universities. 90 seniors applied to at least one college through an early admissions process while 40 seniors (37 percent of the class) received at least one acceptance for the following schools: Amherst, Barnard, Boston College, Cal Tech, Duke Emory, MIT, NYU, Notre Dame, Pomona, Stanford, Tufts, the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Wesleyan and Williams. Of those, 11 seniors garnered acceptances to Ivy League institutions and 28 earned admission to USC.

“Germany” by Maribel V Moses, will be on display at the Encinitas Civic Center Gallery this July 16 through August 22 supporting surgical care for children with a cleft, lip and palate. Courtesy photo

Art exhibit brings focus onto beauty found in all CARSTEN SMITH

MATTHEW NUSSBAUM

“Around the World: Many Faces - One Heart,” the artwork of Maribel Vargas Moses, a local artist born in Costa Rica, will be on display from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from July 16 through Aug. 22 at the Encinitas Civic Center Gallery, 505 S.Vulcan Ave. Moses has painted the display of international faces for two reasons. One, to bring attention to the beauty that exists in each as, regardless of the skin color or societal importance, everyone ages beautifully in their own way. The second reason was to assist the efforts of her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Moses, to provide facial deformity-surgical care to transform children’s lives internationally. This art work presented through Art4Smiles will help by contributing 50 percent of

sales to go to the purchases of greatly needed surgical supplies for this noble cause. Within these past three years, this self-made artist combined the influences of her international traveling painting more than 120 paintings, progressing in development of her passion and style from early works of children, animals, flowers and nudes to projected images of international faces and the elderly. She plans to continue to be focused on the beauty of the elderlyand does tribute to them with her colorful work. Her work is available on giclees placed upon canvas or archive-quality, water-color paper, making it affordable in limited editions, complete with certificate of authenticity and her personal signature.


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With conference in San Diego, industry discusses yoga’s upward facing trend By Tony Cagala

COAST CITIES — It’s believed that yoga has been around in some form for more than 5,000 years. In the late-19th century, yoga was introduced to the U.S.; in the 20th century, starting around the ‘60s and through to the ‘80s, yoga started to become a more prevalent form of exercise. But not until 2001 did the growth of the yoga industry really begin to be measured. The research group MRI has been conducting surveys since then and the growth pattern through the fall of 2011 has shown only an upward trend, especially in the number of people doing yoga. Bill Harper said that the number of people actually doing yoga has been the biggest change to the yoga industry in the past five years. Harper is the publisher of Yoga Journal, the largest-circulation yoga magazine in the U.S. He will be speaking on the growth of the yoga industry later this month at the Yoga Journal Conference, which will be held in San Diego July 12 through July 16. In 2007, the number of people participating in yoga was 10 million, Harper explained.The latest MRI data from the fall of 2011 shows 14.5 million people participating in yoga. “That’s a 45 percent increase,” Harper said. “That’s a pretty big deal.” The increase, Harper thinks, comes from a kind of peer pressure or celebrity pressure, but also from the health benefits, the “calming benefits” that come from doing yoga. “As we head into more difficult financial times, I think people need a calming place to go to,” he said. In 2008,Yoga Journal conducted the “Yoga in America” market survey. What they found was that people spent

$5.7 billion a year on yoga classes, retreats, instruction, gear and apparel. Yoga Journal is currently in the process of obtaining data for their 2012 study. While Harper said it was too early to speak of any definitive results, they are looking at two things to get a feel for the yoga market. The first is the growth of the industry since their last study, and also continuing to study the spending habits of yoga practitioners. Harper didn’t want to predict what amount that spending level would be this year, but only said that he expected that number to go up substantially. With yoga being practiced in nearly every region in the U.S. (Harper said one of the strongest regions is the Pacific mountain region that includes Colorado and California, and spreading into Washington and Oregon), Harper described the growth of the industry as a consistent trend and not a boom. “I wouldn’t want to think that we’d be a booming bubble,” he said. The yoga industry is very strong in San Diego, Harper said. It’s one of the reasons the conference is being held here. “There is a very strong yoga community in San Diego as well as in La Jolla and Encinitas, all the way up those smaller coastal towns,” Harper said. According to MRI reports, women are still the leading practitioners of yoga with 79 percent; with men the remaining 21 percent. It’s something that’s become a topic in the industry. “Certainly throughout the yoga industry, I think everyone would like to see more men in those classes, and there’s no reason not to. I think we know the reasons, they’re

Yogis take part in a Jois workshop in April with teachers Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Jois at the K.Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. The yoga industry is in a continuous trend upwards since 2001. Photo courtesy of Tom Rosenthal

intimidated; they’re not as flexible is probably the number one comment that I hear,” Harper said. Lorraine Salgueiro, owner of Bliss Yoga in Encinitas, which practices Hatha Yoga, sees a similar breakdown in the numbers of women and men participating in her studio. “It’s probably three-quarters women; one-quarter men,” she said, adding that she is seeing an increase in men and people in general attending yoga classes. “There’s a lot of yoga in Encinitas, and in this area there’s always been a lot of awareness of yoga, but…over the last 10 years especially, it’s really growing,” said Andrew Hillam, a teacher with Jois Yoga Studio, also in Encinitas. He’s been with the studio since it opened in August 2010. Hillam said that he thinks yoga is at a high point now because of its extending further into the mainstream,

Bill Harper, publisher of Yoga Journal, is speaking at the Yoga Journal Conference in San Diego July 12 on the growth of the yoga industry. Courtesy photo

including the areas of sports. Salgueiro thinks the rise in people attending yoga is from the improving economy. “I’ve been open for four years

and I started with a bang and went through the loop, and I think we’re out of the loop,” she said. Harper said yoga did have

a big growth period from 2001 to 2010. “But even since then it’s continued to slowly grow. It did take a little bit of a dip during the recession that we had,” he said. But it wasn’t like what other industries were faced with, he added. Those who drive the trends in the yoga industry continue to be the companies involved in selling yoga equipment, Harper explained. “And then I’d say companies like Hard Tail and Lululemon driving the fashion consciousness of yoga,” he added. “That’s why a company like Lululemon has had such a monstrous increase in sales,” Harper said. “They’ve done a great job of marketing, but they’ve also ridden the growth of yoga…and for lack of a better word, the ‘hipness’ of yoga because there’s lots of people who are buying Lululemon clothes that probably don’t do yoga but they kind of like the idea of it. Kind of like Nike when they first got into running business, it was cool to wear a pair of Nikes even though you never set foot on a track,” he added. But yoga teachers, also, drive the industry forward with the various forms of yoga from Ashtanga to Vinyasa to Hatha, Harper said. When it comes to chasing yoga trends not all studios are eager to change to make it more popular. Salgueiro said in the four years that she’s been open she’s never raised her prices on classes. She does offer massage therapy at the studio, and that having a wellness center on site, was something that she had always intended on having. Jois Yoga is a traditional Ashtanga Yoga school, Hillam said. “There’s a certain effect that yoga has if done correctly, so if we change it then it changes the effect.”

New airline offers point-to-point service Rancho Santa Fe library’s By Tony Cagala

Last Friday the first of what Theodore “Ted” Vallas, founder and CEO of the new California Pacific Airline, hopes will be many flights, landed in Carlsbad at the McClellan-Palomar Airport. Entering its third year of development, California Pacific Airline looks to have their certification process finished soon, with service slated to begin at the tail end of this year. Vallas, 91, and an Encinitas resident, said it’s always been in his mind to start an airline in the area. “This should be an area that would have point-to-point service to at least 21 cities,” he said of the North County. Vallas has been a part of several development projects in North County throughout his life, including the purchasing and expanding of the El Camino Country Club golf course in Oceanside in 1958, and renovating the Whispering Palms Golf Resort in Rancho Santa Fe in the mid-60s. He’s been in the airline business for 17 years prior to this, he said. In the ‘70s Vallas bought an inter-island air service operating in the

Theodore “Ted” Vallas, founder and CEO of California Pacific Airlines stands near the first of his fleet of E-170s at a VIP reception at the McClellan-Palomar Airport Tuesday. Photo by Tony Cagala

Caribbean from American Airlines. California Pacific is just now in Phase II of three phases in the FAA certification process. Vallas said the airline will offer point-to-point service to San Jose and Oakland, Sacramento, Phoenix, Cabo San Lucas and Las Vegas, once their certification is approved. The airline also hopes, within the next five years, to

build their fleet to 16 planes and begin service to other cities as Houston, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland and Vancouver. The locations,Vallas said, were selected based on the tremendous demand, stemming from multiple studies. As for the demand of the point-to-point travel service, Vallas described it like this: “Before we get to the six aircraft, we wouldn’t have enough seats for the demand

that is there right now.” His clientele, he expects, will be that of business people and tourists. “We’re right here in the absolute center of all of the recreation activity,” he said. California Pacific selected to use the Embraer-170 and the Embraer-190; the first of their E-170s fleet flew into Carlsbad last week. The twinengine E-170 has the capacity to carry 72 passengers. Willie Vasquez, airport manager for McClellanPalomar Airport said the new addition to the airport brings a new level of service to the community of Carlsbad, of North County. The airport bases over 60 jet operations, jets about the same size or slightly larger than the E-170. Vasquez said that McClellan-Palomar Airport did about 140,000 operations last year. In 1998, they were doing 298,000 operations but that tapered off due to the economy and costs associated with flying. Vallas had this to say about entering the shaky airline business: “If you start acting like an airline, instead of a TURN TO AIRLINE ON A16

activities keep you busy RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library, at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, keeps cool and busy through the dog days of July. The schedule offers: — July 2 and every Monday through July 29 at 1 p.m. Movie Monday — July 3 and every Tuesday through July 31 at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime — July at 11 a.m. Bookmark Craft class — July 6, and every Thursday through July 27 Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. — July 6 Wii games event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — July 7 teen craft soapmaking class — July10 special performance by Gaston the Puppeteer at 10:30 a.m. — July 11 and Wednesdays through July 25 Tot Sign & Sing at 10:30 a.m. — July 11 and Wednesdays through July 25 Love on a Leash at 11

a.m. — July 12, Cotton Candy making session at 11 a.m. — July 19 special performance of Weaver’s Tales Puppet Show at 11 a.m. — July 21 teen activity “Jeopardy” game — July 26, learn to make Balloon Animals at 11 a.m.

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Learning health care law is public responsibility By Gene Lyons

RANCH HISTORY It’s a Bing thing As the racing season nears its close, we take a look back at the Bing Crosby era in Rancho Santa Fe, and how he was able to combine two of his loves — horse racing and golfing. Right: Bing Crosby was an avid golfer and played the Rancho Santa Fe course almost daily. In 1935, Crosby hosted a fun tournament that mixed jockeys, trainers and owners of horses at the Del Mar Race Track with members of the golf club. In 1937, Crosby put up a $3,000 purse and sponsored the first Bing Crosby Pro-Am Tournament. He selected famous professionals and friends from Hollywood to play. Bing called the tournament “the clambake.” The first six Bing Crosby Pro-Am Tournaments were played at Rancho Santa Fe from 1937 to 1942. These tournaments drew the greatest names in golf and the largest crowd to Rancho Santa Fe ever and offered personal, hometown clambake hospitality. Photos courtesy of Arcadia Publishing, taken from “Rancho Santa Fe,” $21.99. Autographed copies of the book are available at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, 6036 La Flecha. Call (858) 756-9291 or email rsfhistoricalsoc@sbcglobal.net for more information. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or at arcadia publishing. com.

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In a sane climate, Mitt Romney would be running for president on his one big success as a politician: achieving something close to universal private health insurance coverage as governor of Massachusetts. Romneycare cut costs, improved health care outcomes and is quite popular there. Alas, President Obama’s election has driven many Republicans so crazy that the putative nominee makes an unconvincing show of despising his own brainchild. Has there ever been a more unconvincing faker in American politics? Romney acts as if he thinks voters are morons. But then, right-wing hysteria over the Supreme Court’s upholding “Obamacare” shows he could be correct. Mandating health insurance wasn’t Romney’s own idea. The conservative Heritage Foundation saw it as a way to realize the practical and moral benefits of a socialized, government-run health care system like Canada’s through private, for-profit insurance companies — the best of both worlds. Romney even wrote a 2009 USA Today column advising President Obama about the mandate’s advantages: “Using tax penalties, as we did [in Massachusetts], or tax credits, as others have proposed,” he wrote, “encourages ‘free riders’ to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical costs on to others.” The president put it this way in reacting to the Supreme Court’s validating Obamacare: “People who can afford to buy health insurance should take the responsibility to do so.” So is it a tax, or is it a penalty? The correct answer is “who cares?” Provide your family with the security of a decent health insurance policy and you don’t need to pay it. Tyranny? Oh, grow up. The government can already make you sign up for Social Security, educate your children, vaccinate your dog, send you to fight a war in Afghanistan, limit how many fish you can catch, and put you in prison and seize your property for growing pot. Furthermore, Justice Roberts is right. The U.S. government encourages all kinds of virtuous behavior through the tax code.You can get married, or pay higher taxes. Buy a house, have children, invest in a retirement account, even raise cattle (my personal favorite) or pay higher taxes. And buying health insurance is an intolerable offense against liberty? Ask Rush Limbaugh who pays for his Viagra. Answer: his employer-provided health insurance company. Only impoverished people, deadbeats and fools go without it. And guess what? You’re already paying for their medical expenses when time and chance happeneth to them. As it happeneth to everybody, even rightwing Supreme Court justices who

think it’s clever to compare an inessential food like broccoli to a universal human need like health care. You can eat your vegetables or not; it’s entirely up to you. But you can’t not get sick or hurt. And moral considerations aside, the rest of us can’t risk letting you lie down and die on the road. After all, it might be communicable. So there’s no non-participation in the health care system. Even if they drag you in feet-first, there you are. And somebody’s got to pay for it. It follows that the minority’s distinction between “activity” and “inactivity” with regard to health insurance is not merely specious legalistic jargon. Frankly, it’s downright adolescent. Justice Scalia may increasingly resemble a small, volcanic Caribbean nation — eat your vegetables, Tony — but even he is not an island.We’re all in this together. Previous to Obamacare, the United States has had the most inefficient health care finance in the advanced world, spending by far the highest percentage of its GDP on health care while getting worse results. Most western countries spend a fraction of what we do on health care and their citizens are demonstrably healthier. Ending the perennial war between hospital bureaucrats and number crunchers at insurance companies and government agencies over who’s going to pay for indigent care should begin to change that. Meanwhile, now that Obamacare has passed constitutional muster, it’s time for the wise and judicious American public to get off their lazy keisters, ignore the hysteria and learn what’s in the law and what’s not. I recently took a brief online quiz sponsored by the Kaiser F o u n d a t i o n (http://healthreform.kff.org/Quizze s/Health-Reform-Quiz.aspx). I hope you won’t think I’m bragging by saying I got a perfect score. It’s my job to know the basics. Apparently, most Americans don’t. The percentage of citizens ignorant of even the new law’s most basic provisions was shocking. Granted, the White House has done a terrible marketing job. But no, there’s no new government-run insurance company. If you’ve already got a policy you like, keep it. No, small businesses with fewer than 50 employees need not provide insurance; but, yes, they get tax credits if they do. No, undocumented immigrants aren’t eligible for help. Many of you have mistakenly trusted carnival barkers like Limbaugh and Sarah Palin. Now that Obamacare’s the law, ignorance is no longer an excuse. 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 eugenelyons2@yahoo.com.


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Could this be your solution to numbness, tingling, or burning pain? New, lighter tank gives freedom to oxygen users ble, or allow users to attend sporting events or family outings. It plugs into a regular outlet for charging at home, in a car or a hotel — and can still be used when it is charging. POC’s can also use portable battery packs. Mori Medical Equipment Inc. is a family owned and operated business founded in 2011 to provide North County San Diego residents a more personal resource for medical equipment purchase and rental including wheelchairs, electric beds, breathing equipment and related items. Unlike many of their competitors, Mori Medical has a 24-hour service line, and a local equipment warehouse located in Vista. The Mori Medical staff sets up and takes down equipment and provides equipment training in the comfort of your home as needed. T h e y also have a Dr.Gordon Mori c e r t i f i e d CEO of Mori Medical Equipment Inc. respiratory therapist on move around. As a result, staff. Mori Medical Mori said, many people feel tied to their equip- Equipment Inc. is a member of The Joint ment at home. The advantage of this Commission, the prestinew technology is that the gious national organization equipment is so light (from that accredits and certifies 3 to 10 pounds depending health care organizations on the manufacturer and in the United States commodel) that people can mitted to continuously actually carry it over their improving health care for shoulder like a book bag. the public. Mori Medical is “People who haven’t also approved as a seen a POC are always sur- Medicare provider. They prised at the portability of stand behind what they this new technology,” Mori sell. Mori Medical represays. One model they carry, sents the top four manufacthe Freestyle by AirSep turers of POC’s in the weighs just 4.4 pounds and United States. Mr. Mori comes with an over the says that it is important to shoulder bag. The shoulder match the right equipment an individual’s bag carries the POC and with extra batteries for all day lifestyle and needs. “Our goal” he says, “is events. POC’s are becoming to help people who have immensely popular for been limited by their medpeople who like to travel. ical conditions have the They are now accepted by freedom to enjoy life to the FAA for commercial the fullest.” For more information, airline travel as well as cruise lines, trains and you can contact Mori Medical Equipment Inc. at buses. For those who like to (760) 659-4200 or email Mr. stay closer to home, a POC Mori at gmori@morimedcan make gardening possi- icalequipment.com. If you, or someone you love, use oxygen therapy then you know how limiting typical oxygen systems can be. A new technology gives users the freedom to move about without the typical restrictions of equipment weight or length of time. Gordon Mori, CEO of Mori Medical Equipment Inc. in Vista says he started carrying these lighter, more portable oxygen concentrators (POC’s) because they truly do improve the quality of life. What is a portable oxygen concentrator? A portable oxygen concentrator (POC) makes its own oxygen, and unlike a regular oxygen concentrator it is much lighter and more portable. Typical oxygen equipment can weigh 20 pounds or more making it hard to

People who haven’t seen a POC are always surprised at the portability of this new technology.”

Do you have any of the following symptoms? Pins and needles feeling? Numbness in the hands or feet? Tingling or burning sensations? Weakness in the arms or legs? Sharp shooting or burning pains? If so, you may have a condition called Peripheral Neuropathy. Numbness, tingling, and pain are an extremely annoying problem. It may come and go...interrupt your sleep...and even make your arms or legs feel weak at times. Maybe you’ve even been to other doctors and they claim all the tests indicate you should feel fine. More Drugs Are Not The Solution. A common treatment for many nerve problems is the ‘take some pills and wait and see’ method. While this may be necessary for temporary relief of severe symptoms, using them long term is no way to live. Some of the more common drugs given include pain pills, antiseizure mediations, and antidepressants — all of which can have serious side effects. My name is Dr. Jeff Listiak. I’ve been helping people with neuropathy and nerve problems for more than 6 years. Neuropathy can be caused by Diabetes, Chemotherapy, Toxins, etc. It may also be compounded by poor posture or a degenerating spine stressing the nerves. The good news is that

night for the last year or two. I’m so excited today to tell Dr Jeff that four days in a row I have felt no pain whatsoever.” — Marilyn You could soon be enjoying life...without those aggravating and life-disrupting problems. Don’t Miss This Limited Time Offer. It’s time for you to find out if NeuropathyDR™ treatment protocols could be your neuropathy solution. For the next 14 days only, $20 will get you a c o m p l e t e NeuropathyDR™ Analysis that I normally charge $255 for! What does this offer i n c l u d e ? Don't let neuropathy and pain hold you back from Everything. enjoying life. • An in-depth discussion about NeuropathyDR™ combination treatments have proven your health and well-being effective in helping patients where I will listen…really liswith these health problems. ten…to the details of your Here’s what one of my case. • A posture, spine, range of patients had to say: “I had been feeling very motion, and nerve function sharp pains in my feet… they examination. • A full set of specialized xjust felt like they were on fire. I just couldn’t stand it… every rays (if necessary) to deter-

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A summer supplement program for beauty By Thierry Lerond

While it’s time for some fun in the sun, being outdoors for extended periods of time may cause some harsh side effects on the skin. But there’s no need to worry. There is a fantastic dietary supplement program to enhance beauty especially during the summer months. These marine-based supplements, clinically tested in French and Swiss clinics since 1995, offer a top-notch supplement program to promote healthier and more luminous looking skin. Even with the best sunscreen intentions, the sun’s rays are powerful and adding a beauty supplement can truly make a world of difference. This supplement program, called Nutricosmet, is created by Nutrilys Del Mar right here in Carlsbad. Its three dietary supplements, also known as marine super foods, are: • Premium oyster powder • Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil • Wild organic seaweed Each one is really the antiaging answer for younger looking skin all year round. The reason why these supplements are particularly great during the summer season is

The Nutricosmet program includes three dietary supplements: Premium oyster powder, Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil and Wild organic seaweed.

The supplement program Nutricosmet, created by Nutrilys Del Mar in Carlsbad, Calif. has the answers to aging and keeping skin looking ocean. younger all year long. Its advanced technology,

because it fights the years that sun exposure adds to the skin. Ultra violet rays jumpstart skin damage and premature skin aging. Nutricosmet is described by skincare professionals as the best beauty armor around. It’s the “caviar” of marine extracts and precious fish oils that reverse and prevent future signs of aging. While the sun compromises healthy skin, the Nutricosmet program will: • Prevent oxidative damage • Boost hydration • Encourage elastic and collagen production • Promote a healthy glow and prolong a tan

• Sooth the skin with anti-inflammatory properties Spending time in the sun can also damage hair, as well. At the end of summer, many women complain of dull hair. Nutricosmet’s natural, organic formula can turn lackluster hair into full, shiny locks. And this beauty supplement regimen will also strengthen nails and help prevent them from breaking and splitting. These marine supplements offer a superior, seamless blend to restore beautiful skin, hair and nails. The research team at Nutrilys Del Mar discovered that the answer to youthful beauty is found within the

utilizes the skin’s natural defense to ward off the sun’s harmful rays while its antiinflammatory properties soothe sensitive and inflamed skin. During the summer months, Nutricosmet is the perfect adjunct skincare therapy while also incorporating sunscreen, sunglasses, and a widebrimmed hat while outdoors. With Nutricosmet as part of a beauty arsenal, looking and staying gorgeous in the summer months has never been easier. For more information, including the Nutricosmet 50 percent off summertime splash sale, visit nutricosmet.com or call (877) 563-0828 to discuss your supplement needs.


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From the team that brought you Blue Ribbon, here’s Craftsman New American Tavern culinary brilliance checklist and at $22 will make my value column for sure this year. I’m a bit obsessed with steak frites and their center cut hangar steak with a Béarnaise compound butter, placed on top of duck fat fries so the juices can run over the fries made me very happy. The Berkshire pork porchetta is another winner; just trust me on that one. It’s a simple dessert list with their popular Blue Ribbon butterscotch pudding included. They have a

DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate Husband and wife Wade and Kristi Hageman have expanded on their huge success with Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza and believe it or not, have outdone themselves with Craftsman New American Tavern in Encinitas. The only drawback to Craftsman is that it will now compete for my attention with Blue Ribbon but luckily, they are for the most part, two different animals. They have taken over the very popular Savory space and made it their own with a warm, yet bustling tavern meets gastro pub environment. High tops mix nicely with tables, a bar and of course a communal table, which I find myself seeking out on a regular basis when I’m at a place where I want to discuss what others are eating without infringing on their space. The Hagemans love their music and it is definitely present at Craftsman. It can get a little loud but I’ll take the energy and their decent taste in music over a generic environment any day. While Savory will be missed, I’m sure Pascal Vignau would approve of what it’s become. So I’ve established Craftsman has the look, feel and vibe of an established neighborhood eatery, but what about the food? Well, given Wade Hageman’s track record and that he has Chef Marlaw Seraspi running the kitchen, I had a feeling the menu would delight. I’ve been twice now and there have been moments of culinary brilliance alongside the very solid “hand crafted comfort” food as they put it on the menu. While culinary brilliance is a very relative thing, I loosely define it as innovative, but not over the top food, prepared simply, yet full of flavor and texture, presented in an aesthetically pleasing manner, and inducing a strong desire to lick the plate. Serious food that does not take itself too seriously. OK, enough of that ramble, let’s get to the

nice selection of beer on tap including my current favorite Palm from Belgium. The full menu, location and hours can be found at craftsmantavern.com and I highly suggest you check it out. 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 david@artichoke-creative.com or (858) 395-6905.

From left, Pia Giambrone with Harley and Michelle Feinstein enjoying a night at Craftsman. Photo courtesy David Boylan

menu. The bar snacks menu is worthy of a trip in itself. Wade has brought his famous heirloom black seed popcorn along and combined it with a selection of ten items, all under $10. We had to try the local spiny lobster corn dogs, the deep fried Brussels sprouts, and the deviled eggs, all three of which are worthy of detailed description. The spiny lobster corn dogs were shaped like oversized golf balls on a stick with a golden crunchy crust filled with a pate-like filling of lobster and a mustard aioli to dip them in. This is the innovative part of the culinary brilliance I was talking about, along with all the other elements. The deviled eggs were made very special by placing the eggs on top of a wonderful piece of Serrano ham and the deep fried Brussels sprouts were not the wimpy leaves that have been populating many menus of late, but whole sprouts, halved and served with crispy bacon and capers with an apple cider vinaigrette. The crispy capers were a first for me and combined with the bacon and the sprouts, they blew me away. I will be back to try every other item on the bar snacks menu. The dinner menu is equally enticing and the starters include several items from the bar snacks menu along with the local sweet corn soup brought

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Author of political thriller draws on real-life experiences By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — If Karna Bodman had not been trying to catch up on work at the White House Press Office on May 30, 1981, she would have been standing by her boss, James Brady, when John Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan, Brady, police officer Thomas Delahanty and secret service agent Timothy McCarthy outside the Washington Hilton. “I was scheduled to be in

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JULY 13 E M B E L L I S H M E N TS Summer art fills the Encinitas library with Carol Korfin’s handmade fused glass art pieces through July 15 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Through July 17, Vanessa Lemen, Rick Berry, show their oil paintings. REGISTER NOW Enroll now for the Beyond The Gold – VBS/SportsCamp for Kids for 4-year-olds through sixthgraders from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with extended-day care until 3 p.m. July 23 through July 27 at North Coast Presbyterian Church. Cost of the core program is $50, with Extended Day $95. For information, visit ncpcfamily.org or call (760)753-2535, ext. 14.

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the car with Jim. I would have been standing right next to them, but I remember there was a lot of work to be done and press calls to be returned. I remember Jim saying, ‘This is just a little speech, it’s no big deal,’” she said. Bodman decided to stay behind and the rest is, of course, history. In her position as deputy press secretary to Brady and later as senior director and spokeswoman for the kicks off at 8 p.m. July 17 with surf rock guitar legend Bob Berryhill and the Surfaris plus Swarmius at Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. SMALL BEAUTY Bonsai and Beyond Club meets in the Ecke Building at 6 pm. July 17 at the San Diego Botanical Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas and every third Tuesday of the month. The club’s activities include tray landscapes, Bonsai, Hon Non Bo, viewing stones (Ishi Atama), and other related Asian art.

JULY 19 WOODIES AND MORE Encinitas Classic Car Nights happen again July 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., displaying classic cars at Charlie’s Foreign Car on F St.. Cardiff Classics on I St., Sofspra car wash lot on G St, and Smog Test Only lot on F St., The Black Sheep on J St., the Small Mall on E St. and Coastal Outlet on H St. For more information, visit encinitas101.com. NARFE The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) meets at from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the Oceanside Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. Visit narfechapter706.org.

Headlines The Salon, 121 North El Camino Real, Suite C, is celebrating 25 years in Encinitas, with a Sip ‘N’ Style party July 14 to benefit Childhelp.org. Call (760) 436MAKE A DIFFERENCE 1812 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post UNDER ALIEN SEAS 146 meet at 9 a.m. every third Come to an artist’s reception Saturday at the Senior from 6 to 8 p.m. July 14 at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Citizen Center, 455 Country 704 Pier View Way, Club Lane in Oceanside. For Oceanside. Artist William information about Post 146 or Leslie, and his apprentices its activities, call (760) 754Alessandra Colfi and Nathan 9633. Volunteer drivers needHarrenstein, have created ed to help transport Veterans “Under Alien Seas, a light in North County to the New sculpture display installed in Veterans clinic in Oceanside. and the VA Medical Center in the OMA lobby. ART AT CITY HALL At La Jolla. Call Carolyn Jackson Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. at (858) 552-7470 to volunVulcan Ave., through July 17, teer. The Mark A. Drawbridge offers MOTORCYCLES Road Riders “Bugs, Birds and Beasts of GoldWing North County,” photography. Association chapter will meet Through July 18, Misti at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast at Washington Gourd and 7:30 July 21 at Grandma’s Hill Basket Guild, shows “Fiber in Top Hide-A-Way Cafe at 539 All Directions” basketry. Vista Bella, Oceanside. For information, call (760) 726www.Baskets-Gourds.com. TASTY LOCATION The Sea 9864. Salt Candy Co. (which made its start in Encinitas) hosts a RACE The grand opening of its first-ever LAGOON storefront location from 10 Second Annual Carlsbad a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14, 1910 Lagoon Day Walk/Run will be Shadowridge Drive, Vista. Start times between 8 and 10 Leucadia residents, Gretchen a.m. July 22, with courses at and Lisa Bender, will offer all three Carlsbad lagoons Salty Sisters brand toffees and the post-Walk/Run event and caramels. For more infor- at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Center, 1580 mation about Sea Salt Candy Discovery visit seasaltcandy.com. Cannon Road. Carlsbad. For information on the Walk/Run visit aguahedionda.org, regisSURF’S UP The 50th- ter at active.com or call (760) anniversary Wipe Out Tour 804-1969.

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National Security Council, she had a front row seat for gathering ideas for her next career as a political thriller author. She is now promoting her fourth book, “Castle Bravo,” and is working on her fifth. “Each of my books is about a national security threat,” she said. “’Castle Bravo’ is about a small nuclear device set to detonate high up in the atmosphere by say a militant group or a country that does not like us,” she said. “The effect is shockwave called an electromagnetic pulse, which fries all the electronics on the ground in its line of sight, which means we would have no electronic grids, no communication, no cell phones, no transportation and it would (disable) the entire defense system. It would set us back to the year 1910.” She said of course there is “guy and a girl and a love interest and a lot of political intrigue.” Still, her work is more “faction,” than fiction because her book scenarios are based on fact. In the case of “Castle Bravo,” the device could be delivered by a scud missile, which by the way can be purchased on the black market for about $100,000, she said. “I remembered George Bernard Shaw said the best way to get your point across is to entertain,” she said. Is she giving away government secrets?

Author Karna Bodman’s book, “Castle Bravo” takes its title from a once classified government project. Courtesy photo

Rancho Santa Fe author, Karna Bodman, is currently promoting her fourth political thriller, "Castle Bravo." Courtesy photo

“It is true that people who worked in certain agencies like the CIA, their work is reviewed for security clearance, but my books are novels and I am careful,” said Bodman who lives in Rancho Santa Fe part time with her husband Dick. Her first book, “Checkmate,” was inspired by Reagan’s missile defense program, Star Wars, she said. During a party where the book was launched, Bill Webster, who was head of the CIA at the time, was one of the guests. Bodman said she remembers thinking, “If Bill thinks it’s OK, then I guess it’s OK.” “Castle Bravo” was actually named for a once classified project. “It is now declassified, so I borrowed the title,”

she said. “It had to do with nuclear tests our government conducted back in the 1940s and 1950s, after World War II.” Bodman said she has always had an interest in writing beginning with writing poetry in grammar school and then as a television news as a reporter and anchor on NBC and ABC. “Throughout my life I have been writing, writing news scripts, in the White House position papers, news columns, magazine articles, but then I decided I wanted to write novels and had the time to do it,” she said. She said she had to learn how to expand a single idea to 400 pages. “I joined writers workshops, went to writers confer-

ences,” she said.“I read books on how to do subplots. Each character had to have goals, motivations and conflict. My process is to get an idea, do a ton of research, sit down write a character outline and chapter outline, then sit down a type out a book.” She has learned a few other things too. “I have a writing mode and marketing mode,” she said. “A lot of authors spend 25 percent of their time writing and 75 percent marketing. I do spend a lot of time marketing. I have a great time talking to different groups.” Her books have been featured on “The Today Show” and “Castle Bravo” was the featured title at the recent book expo in New York. She does all types of radio interviews including being on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” four times. After her last appearance on his show, her book hit No. 1 on Amazon. She is already working on a sequel to “Castle Bravo,” with the same characters. Bodman will appear at Mysterious Galaxy Book Store in San Diego at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 and on Aug. 19, she will speak at the Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women Federated from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Pantry Patio, 6024 Paseo Delicias. To learn more about Bodman, visit karnabodman.com or contact her at karna@vmsgroup.com.

Art goes outdoors in new garden exhibit KAY COLVIN A Brush With Art Horticulture and art have once again come together at the San Diego Botanic Garden for its fifth annual Sculpture in the Garden outdoor exhibition, on view now through April 15, 2013. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Batt, a longtime supporter of the arts in San Diego. Curated for three consecutive years by Naomi Nussbaum, principal of Naomi Nussbaum Art & Design, the exhibition includes 40 sculptural works, almost all of which were created by San Diego artists. All of the featured works are available for purchase. Nussbaum explains that opportunities for the public to view outdoor sculpture in San Diego are limited. She feels that giving local sculptors a beautiful environment in which to showcase their work is an invaluable aspect of this exhibition and a wonderful gift to the public. Nussbaum says of the 37-acre garden, “This is a magnificent venue to display sculpture. Depending on the work, we thoughtfully seek

out a location that resonates with the artwork and vice versa.” The garden contains 28 distinctive environments in which 3,300 varieties of plants thrive. Nussbaum has selected a variety of works appealing to a wide range of aesthetic tastes. Visitors are in for a visual treat, which begins before entering the parking area. A stunning, nearly 12foot abstract stainless steel and bronze sculpture by Alber De Matteis, titled “Ascent,” welcomes approaching guests. Other abstract works in the exhibition include those by artists Matt Devine, Dan Peragine, Luna Matteis, John McDavid, Jerry Dumlao, Ben Lavender, Jon Koehler and Charles Bronson. Kinetic sculptures include those by Moto Ohtake, Jeffrey Laudenslager, and Amos Robinson. Upon entering the Australian Garden, Matt Devine’s brilliant red “Twelve Hundred Degrees” commands attention as its clean, minimalist curves stand nearly 8 feet tall beside the perfect foil of richly textured melaleuca branches. By contrast, visitors in the Canary Islands Garden will find Mary Buckman’s figurative nature totem “Delicate Balance” sur-

“Delicate Balance” by Mary Buckman created in hydrostone cement. Photo courtesy of Heather Main

rounded by the lacy foliage of a verdant thicket. Sculpted of pigmented cement, the woodland sprite seems to have recently emerged from the protective forest. Other figurative pieces included in the exhibition were created by Lynn Forbes, Victoria Johnson, Madelynne Engle and Cheryl Tall. Further down the path, the Hamilton Children’s Garden is the perfect setting

for playful sculptures by Zjhunk Metal Art, Amos Robinson and Jon Rawlinson. Diana Goforth, education and events coordinator for the gardens, announces an exciting weekend festival Garden Expressions of Art, featuring 25 artists working in a variety of media, which is scheduled for Aug. 11 and Aug. 12. Detailed maps of the sculpture sites are available at the main entrance for casual self-guided tours along the four miles of garden trails. Docent tours are regularly scheduled on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and are free with admission. Group tours can also be arranged in advance by calling the garden at (760) 4363036. Additional information about the exhibition and participating artists, other artrelated programs, and photos of each of the individual sculptures are available at SDBGarden.org. Kay Colvin is an art consultant and director of the L Street Fine Art Gallery in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. She specializes in promoting emerging and mid-career artists and bringing enrichment programs to elementary schools through The Kid’s College. Contact her at kaycolvin@lstreetfineart.com.


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Degher’s newest release is culmination of realizations By Tony Cagala

It’s safe to say that music and songwriting has been a part of Darius Degher for nearly his entire life. He still remembers the first original song he wrote while in sixth grade, and credits his father and older brother for his early start in music. Degher, a native of Riverside, Calif. moved with his family to Leucadia when he was 15; a spot that he would leave twice, only to find himself yearning for the seaside community time and again. Now back in Leucadia, Degher is celebrating the release of his newest album, “The Coyote Cantos,” which was released this month. Degher, who at one time went only by “Darius,” has reinstated the use of his surname, appearing for the first time on any of his previously released albums. His first band Darius and the Magnets, which formed in Leucadia in the ‘80s, became associated with the “Paisley Underground,” a movement noted for its psychedelic sound and folkrock influences. The band shot their first music video in Leucadia at an abandoned house called the “castle,” before moving north to play gigs in Los Angeles. After a few years the band had broken up and Degher was inspired to pursue a solo career. The shift from the Magnets to his solo career came from a want to create a more lyric-based song, he explained. “I was always interested in the lyrics of my songs,” Degher said. “But as that became…almost a more important aspect than the music, I started feeling that all of that loud stuff that was going on was just kind of getting in the way of the simple message of the lyrics and the core of the song.” For Degher the reason he writes songs has changed a lot over the years. He admits that he’s lost any great aspirations that his music will be played over the radio or have millions of listeners hearing his songs. The songs he writes now are more for him, he said. “I’m trying to make music I think is good.” Degher’s definition of

He’s accepted there’s less to find and accedes that it may stem from his age. “Maybe it’s not the place for people my age to be doing the wacky, new stuff anyway,” he said laughing. “I think there’s a lot of great music around, but it doesn’t seem to have a single kind of direction. In the ‘80s there was that postpunk thing…and then there was heavy metal…now, there’s just everything at the same time. It’s a kind of post-modern age, I think. So it makes sense that postmodernism would cause a kind of fractured splintering of genre constraints,” said the musician and writing teacher. “I think there are more good, young acts,” he said. “We just have to kind of seek them out.” Degher can be sought Leucadia resident Darius Degher is performing at the E Street Café in Encinitas Saturday to coincide with his newest album “The Coyote Cantos.” out Saturday when he perPhoto courtesy of Cleopatra Degher forms at the E Street Café Once more in to celebrate the release of good music: “Music that’s had been itching to get back. was still possible to come “I travelled around a lot up with something “a little “Leucadia Love Song” he “The Coyote Cantos.” true; that doesn’t have too many affectations,” he said. and I sort of realized that bit original.” It’s pretty writes: “Oh, I’ve seen the “The Coyote Cantos,” is this place is as good a place hard now, he said, and he’s glorious towers/ Climbed in be our fan on a work five years in the mak- as I’m going to find any- now more interested in hon- the mountains so high. ing. A “canto” is one of the where. I used to have roman- ing the music and getting it Witnessed the boulevard’s main divisions of a long tic ideas about maybe there right, “making sure that powers/ Drifted through poem, fitting for Degher, also being some greater place I each lyric has its own origi- deserts so dry. Now I’ve to live out nal kind of twist or aspect seen what I’ve seen. And a creative writing teacher for wanted theCoastNews.com an online college in Sweden, there…now I’m comfortable to it. You can do it in the I’m finding there’s just less and click link to find.” and a poet in his own right. in knowing that I’ve seen lyrics still.” “The songs on this enough of the world to know record are very story, narra- that this is the great place to tive-centered,” he said. be,” he said. A realization that’s cap“Most of them have some kind of a little tale in them. tured in the song: “Stars are They’re not first-person now filling the sky. Maybe points-of-view usually,” he I’ll sleep out of doors. Seems said. “But there are also that I had to leave Shangrisome autobiographical La/ Just to see I was blind. So, I’ll sing this Leucadia moments.” One of those autobio- love song tonight.” Degher regularly graphical moments comes in his “Leucadia Love Song,” attends city council meetwhich Degher calls “real per- ings to champion for issues sonal.” It was written a year including fighting for bike ago, following a return from paths (he rode his bike to the living abroad in Sweden with interview for this article.) At 54, Degher has haphis family; he’s been married for 26 years and has two pened upon another realizadaughters Cleopatra (21) tion: he’s given up his search and Cordelia (12). Cleopatra, for coming up with somealso a singer/songwriter, thing completely original. “I used to think it was appears on vocals on his new possible, and (with) the album. In his twenties, Degher Magnets…I used to think said it was easy to leave that was something worth Leucadia because of the striving for,” he said. Even when he released changes he saw happening to the community in the ‘70s his first solo album and ‘80s. But after spending “Cardboard Confessional,” several years in Sweden, he in the ‘80s, Degher said it


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Salon celebrates 25 years Jammer hosts fundraiser Headlines The Salon, 121 North El Camino Real, Suite C, is celebrating 25 years in Encinitas, with a Sip ‘N’ Style party July 14 to benefit Childhelp.org. The day will include a fashion show, a DJ, a silent and live auction, food and drink. Not only is the salon celebrating 25 years of hairstyling and more, but out of thousands of entries, Salon Today Magazine named Headlines The Salon, “One of America’s Top 20 Salons.” The event will be a ’60’s inspired Beatles theme, “All You Need Is Love” with the cover band, The Silver

Beatles playing live. A Cosmic Hair Show by Headlines’ Artistic Director Mirza will be center stage along with wine-tasting, food by Catering Solutions, giveaways and more. A live and silent auction will take place, with all proceeds benefiting Childhelp.org. The money will go directly to the charity to help the prevention and treatment of abused children. For more information, go to childhelp.org. Owner Gayle Fulbright is excited to be sharing this accomplishment with her

home town, Encinitas. Fulbright has been a longtime supporter of Childhelp USA along with the rest of the Headlines team. “Last year we raised over $6,000 for Childhelp and this year we are increasing our goal to $15,000. I know we have the power to do this. My team has an amazing way of rising to the occasion.” Headlines The Salon is a full-service salon specializing in hair, skin and nails. Call (760) 436-1812 or visit headlinesthesalon.com or facebook.com/headlinesthesalon.

County expands Senior Dial-A-Ride COAST CITIES — Effective immediately, FACT (Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation) expanded the RideFACT senior dial-a-ride service area to all cities in San Diego County. RideFACT previously served only the communities of Escondido, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. “I am so pleased that we are now able to expand this critical transportation service to all cities in our county,” said Dave Roberts, chairman of the FACT board of directors. “It is our responsible to improve the quality of life for all residents of San Diego County and this service expansion

is just one innovative example of how we are doing just that.” RideFACT is a general purpose dial-a-ride for any senior (age 60 and older). Transportation is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. This service is managed by FACT and subsidized by a San Diego County TransNet Senior MiniGrant. This is a unique service that affords San Diego County residents the ability to travel across the county conveniently and affordably. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made

Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trips must be requested one to seven days ahead of the travel date. One-way fares begin at $2.50 for travel up to five miles. For reservations and inquiries, call (760) 754-1252 or (888) 9243228. FACT operates a brokered transportation model which pairs riders with existing services in their communities where feasible. If existing services are not available or appropriate, FACT will provide the trip through one of the transportation services contracted with their brokerage. FACT is a nonprofit founded in 2005.

RANCHO SANTA FE — The third annual fundraising event, “Jammin’ Under the Stars” will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 21 at the private estate of Rich and Jennifer Enright, to benefit the programs supported by the Jammer Family Foundation (JFF). The cost to attend Jammin’ Under the Stars is $200 per person and tickets are best purchased by July 14 at jammerfoundation.org or contact Rob Powell (619) 922-2131. The event is being organized under the direction of San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer, JFF Executive Director Rob Powell, JFF Board member Jolane Crawford of Schubach Aviation, and event hosts the Enright’s, with Billy Ray Smith serving as Master of Ceremonies. Top San Diego chefs will provide catering and the evening’s festivities will include unique silent and live auction items, a golf skills challenge, casino gaming, entertainment and dancing. Guests will mingle with members of the San Diego Chargers football team and the Charger Girls in support of programs that empower the students of San Pasqual Academy, the first national residential education campus for foster

From left, Jammer Family Foundation Executive Director Rob Powell, JFF Board Member Jolane Crawford of Schubach Aviation, San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer with Jennifer and Rich Enright work out the final details for the July 21 “Jammin Under the Stars” benefiting the San Pasqual Academy. Courtesy photo

teens. Quentin has worked with SPA for six years. Jammer said, “This year we have a variety of exciting auction items including autographed sports memorabilia and travel packages that will be showcased at the Enright estate along with the addition of an interactive golf skills challenge and competitive casino gaming; we’re extremely grateful to the Enright’s for their support in hosting our event. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my teammates who will be in attendance to support this cause in a festive, celebratory atmosphere.” Quentin was introduced to the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy several years ago and has been instrumental in providing

academic scholarships, Thanksgiving, Christmas and graduation programs, group outings to Charger games, one-on-one mentoring in addition to the construction of a home football field. The Jammer Family Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit entity and engages in a wide variety of worthy causes in the San Diego community mentioned above, including support for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Solutions for Change, and the Boys and Girls Clubs.

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For Knox, love of surf wasn’t a choice By Tony Cagala

Drawn to surfing simply from his proximity to the ocean, Carlsbad resident and professional surfer Taylor Knox said he had no choice when it came to finding himself paddling out into the waves. Instead of finding himself on a ball field or in a park it was the beach that became his spot for solace. But his love affair with the beach and with surfing grew slowly while adjusting to his new surroundings and new routines, following a move from Thousand Oaks, Calif. to Oxnard Shores, Calif. when he was just young. Fast forward several years and many waves later, Knox and his family moved to Carlsbad while he was in junior high school. In Carlsbad, Knox found a “whole different vibe” when it came to surfing and surfing in contests, he explained. “The local guys up there didn’t like contests; local guys down here liked contests,” he said. “It was a whole different acceptance.” Knox had started entering local contests up north with his friends just to have fun. In Carlsbad, there were lot more contests and more competitive, he said. When he was 15, Knox underwent major back surgery, stemming from a hereditary issue where his spine, as he grew, started growing apart. Before learning that the issue was hereditary, he

had thought the pain was from his time skateboarding. Following the surgery, Knox spent half-a-year wrapped in a cast from his chest to his knees. Wrapped in his “cocoon,” he said that that time spent in the cast helped push him in the right direction. “If I wanted that surfing dream I had to get pretty serious about it,” he said. “It kept me from diving into the whole partying scene because I already felt like I’d lost so much time.” That experience was a good one, he said. “You can easily get distracted when you’re 15.” To date Knox has three fused vertebras and nine pieces of metal in his back. Now 43, Knox continues to compete in surfing events. Throughout his ASP career he’s continuously maintained a ranking within the top-30, winning several events, including the World Title Event Rio Surf Pro in Brazil in 1996. Knox is often associated with the “New School” generation — that generation of surfers in the ‘90s that includes Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian and Ross Williams. Their style was inspired in part by the rise of snowboarding and skateboarding moves; the new style featured airs, speed and riding the rails of waves. Knox’s self-described power surfing-style doesn’t necessarily provide any edge

Carlsbad resident and professional surfer Taylor Knox competes in the 2012 Nike Lowers Pro at Trestles in May. Knox, 43, competed into the sixth round. Photos by Bill Reilly

against the younger competitors in contests, he explained. “Everybody’s so good these days,” he said. “There’s definitely different styles going on, but in contests and competitions, they don’t really judge on style. That’s something that’s more eye pleasing or just important to me,” he said, “not so much the judges.” As one of the elder statesman on tour, Knox said he does notice a change in the perception of surfing among the younger generations. “The younger guys are definitely, nowadays, looking at it as more of a sport,” he said. “They take it a lot more serious, a lot younger. And they’ve got a lot more parental support,” he said.

Though, Knox is quick to point out that his parents gave him plenty of support. He attributes that shift to the fact that surfing in general is a lot more popular. “People don’t see surfing now as beach bums, they see it as careers,” he said. It’s something that he thinks is great, being able to make a living doing something that you love to do. “As long as you don’t get carried away,” he said. “The only time it’s a bummer, is when parents turn into soccer moms and dads, pushing their kids.The bottom line — surfing is to have fun, especially for young kids.” With summer now here and plenty of people interested in taking to the waves for the first time, Knox offered this in the way of

Following his heat, Taylor Knox stops to sign an autograph for a young fan at the 2012 Nike Lowers Pro.

advice: “Respect,” he said. you. The ocean is the most “Respect the ocean and powerful thing on the planrespect the people around et. Know your limits.”

Qualifying rounds begin for Open tennis tournament

HEADING TO THE PLAYOFFS DEL MAR — The SeaLions fell 2-1 to the Beach FC Sunday, putting an end to their undefeated season. The SeaLions (5-1) on the season will carry on into the post-season during the Pacific Regional semi-finals, which begin July 21. Clockwise from left:A Beach FC player plays a header in front of goal keeper Kaycee Gunion. Defender/midfielder Britnee Chesney (center) races to defend a surging Beach FC attack. SeaLions midfielder Britney Snook (3) fires a shot on goal past two Beach FC defenders. Photos by Tony Cagala

The Mercury Insurance Open Qualifying tournament, which will take place July 14 and July 15 gives amateur players an opportunity to compete for a spot in the main draw and play against the world-class players in the Mercury Insurance Open. Both the Pre-Qualifying and Qualifying tournaments are free to attend for fans. Highlighting the player field for the Pre-Qualifier are rising University of Southern California sophomore and Rancho Santa Fe native Gabriella DeSimone and Southern California’s No. 1ranked junior Megan McCray. As a freshman at USC, DeSimone compiled an 18-7 dual match record for the season, helping the Trojans reach the NCAA Semifinals and end the year ranked No. 4 in the nation. Oceanside 16-year-old McCray is currently ranked No. 1 in Southern California in her age group. DeSimone and McCray have a rich history competing against each other, meeting twice in the last month alone, with each one taking a win. “The Mercury Insurance Open Pre-Qualifier is a great

opportunity for local tennis talent to compete against some of the world’s best players,” said Steve Simon, tournament director. “The player field is extremely competitive and I’m looking forward to seeing one of Southern California’s own fight for a spot in the main draw of the Mercury Insurance Open.” La Costa Resort and Spa’s own teaching professional Dean Hodsman will team up with Morgan Run Club and Resort’s Katie McGlennen in a bid for the title. Other clubs represented in the Mixed Doubles Challenge include San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club, Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club, The Santaluz Club, Coronado Tennis Center, Rancho Valencia, Barnes Tennis Center and Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The Mercury Insurance Open (July 14 to July 22) features some of the best women’s tennis players in the world in a 28-player singles draw and a 16team doubles draw. For more information about the tournament and tickets, visit mercuryinsuranceopen.com or call (760) 930-7032.


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SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

By Bernice Bede Osol

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

MONTY by Jim Meddick

ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson

THE GRIZZWELLS by Bill Schorr

COW & BOY by Mark Leiknes

Once you get a strong desire for something that you know won’t drop in your lap, your entrepreneurial instincts will be substantially heightened. It could be one of the best things that ever happened to you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Should your path cross either deliberately or unintentionally with those in high places, you’ll be treated with respect by those who are in positions to help you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — When confronted with some challenging developments, your stronger qualities are likely to emerge and will handle things well.You’ll be tough to beat once the will to win is awakened within you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your observations and comments will carry much more weight with your peers than usual. This is because your answers will benefit an entire group rather than any one individual. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Even though your imagination might go overboard at times and make you fearful, should you actually be confronted with a crisis, you’ll be remarkably courageous and wise. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Finally some balance and order is likely to be restored in a situation that has been a bit unsettling lately. Everyone involved will be anxious to improve things and make good things happen.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Press just a little bit harder, and something on which you’ve been working can be brought to a successful conclusion at this time. You’ll be glad you put forth the extra effort.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your mate or special someone will be most appreciative if you give his or her concerns the same priority that you give your own. You don’t have to do more; just don’t do less.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although you’ll be rather fortunate in terms of the rewards you derive from your labor, you need self-gratification as well as material gain. Make sure you do a good job. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Material objectives can be achieved through what you do for others.You’ll be luckier working on behalf of family and cohorts than you will be striving solely for your own desires.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Normally, it’s wise to leave your credit cards at home when you go window-shopping, but today you could stumble upon a rare item that you’ve been wanting for a long time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You’re likely to be quick on your feet and able to express yourself in eloquent terms. If you have any verbal presentations you need to make, now is the time to do so.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Your financial pattern could at last turn the corner and make a huge improvement. Those bright rays of hope will break through even the most difficult of obstacles.


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PET WEEK Meet Sally, Pet-ofthe-Week at Helen Woodward Animal Center. She is a 42-pound, 2 . 5 - y e a r - o l d whippet/cattledog blend. She has been spayed and is up-todate on all her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $264 and is microchipped. All adoptions come with two free passes to SeaWorld. Kennels at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe are open daily Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday from noon to 7p.m.;

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Von Yokes, co-owner of Studio Savvy hair salon in Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach and hat contest judge, said. “It is placed in tousled hair with feathers, flowers and a little bling. Hair is the best asset on Opening Day.” For men, a derby is a classic hat choice as well as a fedora. A trendy look for men is a stubby brim pork pie hat. For the whimsical racegoer there is the Opening Day Hat Contest. Categories include best racing theme, most outrageous, most glamorous, best use of flowers, and the new category of best fascinator. Competitors can take home from $100 to $300 for placing in the top three of a contest category. “It is about a total look

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head to toe, shoes, accessory, hat coming together,” Von Yokes said. “For themes, go for all out fun.” Great fashion does not stop on Opening Day. Racegoers often wear a tailored look and hat on race days when their favorite horse is running. Other occasions hats are a must are formal weddings and polo races. The key to wearing a hat is to be secure in your selection and wear it with confidence. It is all about having fun with fashion and celebrating the moment. “Opening Day fashion will have a lot of different variations,” Bader said. “Have fun with it. For great fashion you don’t have to overthink everything. Wear it well. Wear it with confidence.”

The 2012-13 Rancho Santa Fe Association Board of Directors are: Roxana Foxx, Larry Spitcausfky, Rochelee Putnam, Ann Boon, Anne Feighner and Eamon Callahan. Not pictured is new board member Craig McAllister, who was absent from the meeting. Photo by Patty McCormac

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Green said. There is a mediation process before an item is put before the board, which has the final say. But that seldom happens. Usually, the issue can be solved before it is forced to go before the board. Green said the Art Jury is made up of five members who are appointed by the Association board to threeyear terms. It meets every two weeks and either approves or denies building and remodel projects within the Covenant.

building plans. During the past several years, 162 applications were Robert Green a p p r o v e d Building Commissioner right away.

Most of the time, the board and Art Jury are marching together.” The process has been in existence sine 1928. “At the time, they were pretty thorough about artistic goals,” Green said. He said there are few appeals because most people go through the process by getting the opinion of the Art Jury before having

Twenty-one were approved after the first revision. Twelve were approved after the second review and 10 were denied. “Most of the time, the board and Art Jury are marching together,” Green said. The successful project usually starts with a work-

shop process during which the Art Jury can give advice about how the project can be accepted. Then the project is ready for the preliminary application. When that passes the Art Jury, then the final application can be filed, after which the building permit can be pulled. “Most people will avail of the workshop process and listen to that advice,” he said. Green said the applicant does not have to lay down funds up front to know if the project is feasible as planned if they keep in contact with the Art Jury.

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second-class bus operation, there’s no stopping it.” Vasquez is hoping that with the addition of the new airline to the airport, it will attract other airlines to do the same. “What we do is aviation,” Vasquez said. “So anything that increases the aviation that’s what we are here to do is to foster aviation. And what better way than to accept a new airline into the airport,” he said. California Pacific is also looking to hire about 110 new employees. Vallas who wasn’t able to discuss pricing rates of flights due to Department of Transportation restrictions, described it only as “competitive.” In addition to the competitive rates, he said, travelers will save two-and-a-half to three hours of travel time because of the airport’s location; and many dollars on parking (all-day parking at McClellan-Palomar Airport is $5.)

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Cats are good prep for parenthood I’ve never written about cats before. I have kept my distance from felines since, as a teen, my nose decided that cat dander was the enemy. It was a very sad day. I was cuddling a boxful of adorable kittens when my eyes decided to swell up and itch like fire. Despite my deprivation, I have the next best thing now, as my daughter acquired not one but two cats. I thought cats were aloof, independent creatures that ignored you and slept all day. Somehow my daughter got two of the Three Stooges in cat form. She has me in hysterics all the time with updates on their hi-jinks. To my astonishment, cat ownership seems a perfect preparation for motherhood. These cats do naughty but kind of hilarious things all the time. They poop and then run through the house to celebrate. They refuse to be left in a room alone and cry when you leave. They “talk” all the time, whether you are on the phone, trying to sleep or they’re just feeling a little bored. My daughter’s cats must come from royal Egyptian ancestors — demanding royalty. Basically, they never, ever suffer in silence. If they want food, a clean litter box or attention of any kind, they give the cat equivalent of “Mom, mom, mom, mommy, mommy, mommy, moooooommmmmmmyyyyy” until you figure out exactly what they are asking for. The younger cat is all action and little thought. He regularly runs smack into things as he races around. He is not happy unless he can see your face. If you roll over in bed, he will hop up and relocate nose to nose. Another trick he adores is to plop down next to a full glass of anything. He is quite comfortable. The glass, however, TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B11

Rancho Santa Fe teen authors two cookbooks By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — When Amanda Presar needed to choose an elective, she reluctantly chose creative writing. “It was my freshman year at Canyon Crest (Academy) and the class was mostly seniors,” she said. Plus she said, she was busy with tennis, lacrosse, soccer and her regular studies. As it turns out, the elective turned out to be a very good class because it has resulted in two cookbooks published by the 15 year old. The first, “Amanda’s Kitchen,” is 280 pages offering 200 recipes, complete with photos. It concentrates on international recipes, gorgeous table settings and her cat Tigger. The books resulted from a final writing assignment, which needed to be completed at home. “I was inspired by my grandma,” Amanda said. “She wrote two cookbooks, so I thought it would be fun to do a cookbook and follow in her footsteps. I knew it was a long process. “My grandma told me you can’t have a normal cook book because no one would buy it,” she said. Amanda thought and thought and noticed that her cat, Tigger, always comes around at mealtime. She said she decided to do poetry about him and different countries and cultures. If the recipe was Italian, Tigger was in Italy. If the recipe was Greek, Tigger became a TURN TO COOKBOOKS ON B11

Rancho Santa Fe resident Amanda Presar is the author of “Amanda’s Kitchen,” a self-published collection of 200 recipes complete with photos. Photo courtesy of Amanda Presar

Abuse survivor helps families learn the warning signs in newest book By Lillian Cox

Like those victims who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Jerry Sandusky, Lisa Monaco Gonzales was betrayed by an adult everyone knew and seemed to trust. It was a neighbor, her best friend’s father. Gonzales didn’t deal with the molestation until later, after graduating from college. “I didn’t remember, although I think the body remembers,” she said, adding there were signs such as crying following intimate relations. When the memories surfaced, she told her mother first. “She called her old friends in the neighborhood,” Gonzales said. “There were four houses and everyone moved except one family with boys.” Although the remaining families,each with girls,knew about the sexual abuse, they decided to deal with it privately and not press charges. Finally, her mother made the difficult decision to warn the family of the perpetrator. “Her main concern was that the children knew so they could protect the grandchildren,” Gonzales said.

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Seared foie gras served with chino farm corn, shallots and fried sage at Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe. Chefs can longer serve the delicacy following the July 1 ban. Photo by Jared Whitlock

North County chefs bid adieu to foie gras By Jared Whitlock Lisa Monaco Gonzales, child safety advocate and author of “Unbreakable Spirit: Rising Above the Impossible and Jesse’s Dream” (childrens). Gonzales will be signing books at Pangaea Outpost in the Flower Hill Mall at 7 p.m. July 20. Courtesy photo

“They were aware that it happened but blamed it on drugs and alcoholism.After therapy, they said he was fine.” Gonzales remembered the perpetrator’s daughters being present during incidents when she was violated, sometimes at the breakfast

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COAST CITIES — Bertrand Hug, the owner of Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe and Bertrand at Mister A’s in San Diego, said there’s been a run on foie gras in recent months. “In the past, there were maybe only 2 or 3 orders of foie gras a night,” Hug said last week. “Lately, there’s been almost 30 orders every night.” But foie gras, the fatty liver of a duck or goose, can no longer be found on the menus

of Hug’s restaurants. As of July 1, producing or selling the French delicacy is illegal in California. Critics of foie gras have long been against gavage, the process of force-feeding ducks with a tube to fatten their livers. At the behest of animal rights activists, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill in 2004 (with an eightyear sunset clause) outlawing foie gras if it comes from a TURN TO FOIE GRAS ON B11

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Charity provides future for retired racehorses

The photo is towards the center of the Milky Way in the Scorpius-Sagittarius region. Many star clusters and nebula are visible. Photo courtesy of Stan Dvorak

Summer nights are stargazers’ delights When asked, “What is your favorite view in the night sky?” many astronomers will not cite some far off view of a nebula or planet. Passionate stargazers frequently claim a dark sky view of the summer Milky Way as their favorite observation. Often mistaken for wispy clouds, the view toward the center of our galaxy is stunning. The summer Milky Way is visible from the North County on moonless nights, as a fuzzy ribbon running north to south and traversing across the sky from the east to west throughout July to October.You do not need serious scientific equipment to enjoy the spectacle. Binoculars transform the haziness into an explosion of starlight. Now that the marine layer is diminishing (fingers crossed), we can begin stargazing again. In the summer months, the northern hemisphere is pointed toward the center of our galaxy. This is the reason for the magnifi-

KYLE STOCK Coastal Cosmos cently glowing Milky Way. In the winter, we are pointed out toward inter-galactic space, resulting in a diffuse view of our galaxy. In summer, looking south, we come to the constellation Scorpius with a bright, red star, Antares — the heart of the scorpion. Moving east, we come to Sagittarius, easily recognized by the Teapot asterism. An asterism is a recognized pattern of stars within an established constellation i.e. the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major. Between Scorpius and Sagittarius lies the galactic center. Millions and millions of stars gathered in clusters and clouds. Dark lanes of light-obscuring dust feather this region. There are many catalogued stars clusters and

nebula in this region. Following the Milky Way north and overhead, the constellations of the Summer Triangle dominate the sky. The bright stars — Altair in Aquila the Eagle, Vega in Lyra and Deneb in Cygnus the Swan (asterism The Northern Cross) — compose the triangle. The myriad of exo-planets making the news these days are found within the boundaries of the Summer Triangle. The NASA space satellite, Kepler, has its mirror pointed toward the wing of Cygnus, discovering planets as they orbit distant stars. Looking North, the Milky Way continues through the constellations Cepheus and Cassiopeia, the vain queen. Cassiopeia is easily found as the asterism of a “M” or “W.” The summer Milky Way from a truly dark site, such as the High Sierra, is a visual pleasure that everyone should behold. It is so bright from the collective light of stars from billions of miles away, that it actually casts shadows. There is a story of people calling 911 during an urban blackout because of a strange light in the sky. It turns out that it was the Milky Way glowing like the people had never seen before.

This summer, After the Finish Line will host four fundraisers and awareness events in support of ex-racehorses. The line-up includes “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds” July 26, “Charity of the Month” at En Fuego Cantina & Grill in Del Mar, the After the Finish Line Thoroughbred Series Horse Show Aug. 15 and Aug. 16 and Pacificfest Aug. 25. The group’s biggest and most important fundraiser of the year, “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds” will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 26 at the Hilton Hotel in Del Mar to raise money to help thoroughbred ex-racehorses. The evening will include a reception with entertainment, silent and live auctions and dinner. The Master of Ceremonies will be Dan Cohen, KFMB Morning News Anchor, plus guest speakers Laffit Pincay, Jr., Hall of Fame jockey and Laffit Pincay, III, NBC Sports and HRTV Host. For ticket information, or to sponsor, donate auction items or volunteer, contact Dawn Mellen a t dawn@afterthefinishline.org

or (858) 945-1371. After the Finish Line has been designated as the August Charity of the Month at En Fuego Cantina & Grill, 1342 Camino Del Mar. On Aug. 8, En Fuego will donate $1 to ATFL for every “Finish Line Margarita” sold as After the Finish Line takes over the restaurant for a party called, “A Fiesta for the Horses.” In addition, from 6 p.m. to midnight, 10 percent of all restaurant sales will be donated to ATFL. Next up is the After the Finish Line Thoroughbred Series Horse Show, Aug. 15 and Aug. 16. Off the Track Thoroughbreds are invited to take part in the After the Finish Line Thoroughbred Series at the Del Sol Classic Horse Show at Del Mar Show Park. Off the Track Thoroughbreds compete in Hunter and Jumper classes in the horse show arena for $1,000 in prize money. The show demonstrates how OTTB’s can transition and excel in second careers when their racing days are over. Bring your equine into the After the Finish Line Winner’s Circle. Stop by our

booth to learn more about exracehorses. Finally will be Pacificfest, Aug. 25, the night before the $1 million Pacific Classic horse race. The Pacificfest party will be held in the village of Del Mar at the Law Offices of Bing I. Bush, Jr. Entry is a recommended minimum donation of $10 to After the Finish Line. Dance the night away as the band plays from 6:30 to 10 p.m. plus Mexican food. Bring your favorite wine or Mexican beer. After the Finish Line’s fundraiser will host a silent auction. Donations of items, services and gift cards are welcome. After the Finish Line, afterthefinishline.org, is an all volunteer 501 (c) 3 funding non-profit dedicated to the welfare of thoroughbred horses that can no longer race or breed. We provide year round funding to rescue organizations save, rehabilitate and retrain these talented horses for a second career off the racetrack. In 2011, we funded 70 rescue organizations helping more than 300 horses.

Make a night of it after opening day Stretch the fun of Del Mar Racetrack’s Opening Day by considering local spots for the after-parties just around the corner from the track. In celebration of Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track, L’Auberge Del Mar will host its fourth annual Opening-Day AfterParty from 5 to 11 p.m. July 18, at 1540 Camino Del Mar. Tickets are $100 and include tastes from Executive Chef Scott Thomas Dolbee of Kitchen 1540 and music by threetime winner of the San Diego Music Award for Best DJ, DJ Gabe Vega who brings his local San Diego roots. Guests must be 21 years or older. All this will

be backed by the ocean views from L’Auberge’s Pacific, Sunset and Ocean Terraces, as well as the pool deck and lobby. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from L’Petite Boutique online at laubergedelmar.com/opening-day-after-party.php. For a more intimate experience, private cabanas and tables are also available. Call (800) 245-9757 or (858) 259-1515 for more information. Race fans can also two Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track promotions at Pacifica Del Mar, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 321. At the Ocean Bar, the $25 cover will get you two drinks at the bar. Or, make a reservation and skip the cover, plus avoid the parking headache by enjoying free valet service. Pacifica will deduct your valet charge from your bill of $50 or more. Whether you valet at the Del Mar Plaza, or down the street, Pacifica will cover your fee. Just

bring in your valet ticket and show your server so they can deduct the amount off your check. As a note, the free valet promotion runs all race season, not just on opening day.


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Priscilla, you can follow her twitter feed at twitter.com/smartypriscilla. On June 30, Karian Forsyth held one of her famous spa parties under a perfect blue sky on a Saturday. Guests enjoyed champagne, cherries, strawberries and deviled eggs, while chatting about the best places to find fabulous designer shoes without paying retail. I found out about a Neiman Marcus outlet that day. Who knew? I doubt that I will ever make it past the TJ Maxx in Encinitas, but it’s good a girl finds out about these things just in case! I also found out that Karian and Tom just resurfaced the pool area with tile from Florentine Tile. Tom’s granite business has been in San Diego for many years. If you are looking to upgrade your home’s value with a fabulous makeover with new tile or granite, stay local with Rancho Santa Fe resident Tom Forsyth. For more information visit his website: at f l o re n t i n e g ra n i t e . c o m . Thanks Karian for always including me on the spa party invite. On July 1, publishers Heather and John Winfield enjoyed the Pan American Polo Match and Independence Day Celebration at the San Diego Polo Fields. You may recognize Heather and John from around town. Both are busy organizing events for their clients and attending parties this summer. Heather helped plan and organize Kiwi Audio Visual’s Pre-Opening Day Party for July 12. If you happened to read this on July 11 and would love to come a smashing party honoring Kiwi’s clients and colleagues, call (888) 567-5494. Don’t they make a gorgeous couple though? It looks like they had a spectacular day. On July 6, I found out Marla Martenson’s newest book just came out on Kindle. I don’t normally read books there. However, for the right author, I will. About two years ago, I met Marla at a book signing in Del Mar. Sometimes we don’t know when our lives are about to change, but after meeting Marla, mine did. I had been in a bit of a no-reading slump for over a

Last fall, I had the wonderful opportunity of working in an art gallery. I remember when I found out that I snagged that art consultant position, I literally wept small tears of joy down the cracked sidewalks in La Jolla, while staring up at a church cross reaching up to the clouds, thanking God for this new wonderful experience. You see, I sort of have this thing for art. I romanticize about it, dream about painting. And, once in a while, I mix some acrylics and paint leisurely on my kitchen floor. One of my favorite personal silent moments was when I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and stared at my favorite painting by Monet, “The House of Parliament.” Once Karian Forsyth hosts a fabulous spa day under the sun in the Crosby. Photo by Machel Penn Shull I had thought I had seen the real painting in Aspen, but year, and Marla’s “A Diary of later found out it was not a Beverly Hills real. I remember being so Matchmaker” helped me crushed by that. I needed find my way back to books. the real thing. Her candid, honest and Eventually, I made my hilarious memoir about way to New York and stood being a matchmaker in “La in front of its beauty, transLa Land” had me smiling fixed on the fog dangling and eased my mind back over the waters in front of inside the cover of books. the Parliament in England. Since then, I’ve been back to It’s no wonder then when I my steady reading. managed to slip into the art “Hearts on the Line,” is world in La Jolla, I was overMarla’s newest book. I have whelmed with gratitude. I already read about a quarter think my friends found talkof it tonight and find her ing to me during these frank talk about her personmonths boring because all I al life, while busy matchwould do is gush about how making, easy to slip into, wonderful it was to be surlike a pair of perfect loose rounded by art. pajamas. Once I start readFor more than nine ing, I don’t want to stop. So if months I joyously vacuumed you are looking for that fun the gallery. I dusted the summer read with some paintings. I studied the spicy, juicy tales from artists that hung on the walls Hollywood, go on Amazon Author Marla Martenson's newest and then harbored my own and order Marla book, "Hearts on the Line" is availdesires to buy a few for Martenson’s “Hearts on the able on Kindle. She is also the myself. Eventually, I did Line.” You can purchase all author of three other books, that, too. However, we must of her books directly at "Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate is say goodbye to what we love M a r l a M a r t e n s o n . c o m . Waiting," Good Date, Bad Date," when crossing new bridges. of a Beverly Hills Congrats on your fourth "Diary Due to a recent increase Matchmaker." Priscilla Wood with her good friend Elise Muhawi at the San Diego Fair book Marla! of writing projects, which is Photo by Machel Penn Shull in Del Mar. Courtesy photo my first love, I have had to say goodbye to the gallery. I If you have a fun event you would like will always remember that Machel Penn to cover, contact her at period as a dreamy holiday where I submerged my soul mpenn@coastnewsgroup.com. beneath the reality of time and managed to escape inside a few timeless paintings. My heart will always be full of love for the arts. Around Town At the end of June, Rancho Santa Fe real estate agent Priscilla Wood enjoyed two wonderful events: the last days at the fair with friend and her 10-year class reunion at San Dieguito High School Academy. You may recognize Priscilla from the column or just around town. She works with one of Prudential’s top selling agents — Michael Taylor. Priscilla looks absolutely radiant in both photos with her girlfriends! Thanks Priscilla for allowing me to feature both of these gorgeous photos from this sum- John and Heather Winfield enjoy the Pan American Cup finals in Del Jenny Rochelle, Jenna Munguia and Priscilla Wood at their 10 year high school reunion for San Dieguito High mer. For the latest news from Mar. Courtesy photo School Academy. Courtesy photo


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Born May 17th 1923, in Carlstadt, NJ. On June 16th, 2012, Bill passed away at home, after a long illness. He is survived by his beloved wife Caroline, his son Jim and wife Pat of New Jersey, two grandchildren, Douglas and Meredith of California, Sister Dorothy and Husband Ed of the Ranch, and many nieces and nephews. He had a career for 35 years at the Metropolitan Life

Insurance Company, before retiring to Florida, and then moving to California. He was an avid sportsman and loved fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed eating fine food from his and Caroline’s garden. One special birthday, he was gifted with a magnificent Lowrey Organ, at which he spent many happy hours. He will be dearly missed by all. The family plans a celebration of life in the near future.

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There’s more to Sequoia National Park than the redwoods E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road We are 300 feet below the earth’s surface in Sequoia National Park’s Crystal Cave, aptly named for its magnificent, shining stalactites and stalagmites that surround us. Suddenly, the few lights mounted on the walls go out and we stand in blackness. Our group of eight does a collective, controlled gasp. “I don’t think they know we’re down here,” says our guide, Mitch Springer, who knows everything there is to know about the area’s flora, fauna, history and geology. “This was an unscheduled tour.” Say what? A few long seconds pass before Springer turns on his flashlight. He wants us to experience what a cave is like before humans discover and invade it. I get it; utter, utter blackness. A bit scary, but thrilling, too. Sequoia National Park is mostly known for the giant redwoods that grow in groves scattered throughout the park, but it also has 200 caves. Only Crystal Cave is open to the public. Admissions support the Sequoia Natural History Association, which raises money for the park’s various visitor programs. The cave is open mid-May to October, and weather permitting, there will be a special Halloween tour. The half-mile hike down and back to the cave is not for the faint-hearted or the shortof-breath, but it’s worth it. Springer points out the many plant species on the verdant trail and promises that we’ll have time at tour’s end to enjoy the fairy-tale waterfall nearby. Once in the cave, we move through the various “rooms” and marvel at other-worldly mineral formations still evolving from the water-and-mineral interaction. It’s hard to follow the “no-touching” mandate; we’ll have to be satisfied with taking many photos. At the 90-minute mark,

Dogwood trees proliferate in Sequoia National Park, their delicate blooms in strong contrast to the sturdy, giant Sequoias. A cross section of the trunk of a giant sequoia allows park visitors to see the growth rings of the tree. The rings reveal the years of generous rainfall and drought. This is one of the stops on the half-day tour with Sequoia Tours. Photos by Jerry Ondash

we begin to feel the chill (the cave is a constant 50 degrees) and head toward daylight. Sequoia National Park is not only notable for what it offers, but for what it doesn’t. Gone are the hotel, gas station, sewage treatment plant, markets and the more than 24 acres of concrete that once sat smack-dab in the middle of the gargantuan, ancient trees. Everything was removed in a late 1990s restoration project. Paul Bischoff, owner of Sequoia Tours in nearby Three Rivers, explains the transformation. “In the past, building in the middle of (a national park’s) attractions was the norm, but we discovered that doing this harms the resources. Looking at this area now, you’d never know that there were 300 buildings here.” Bischoff has lived in or near the park most of his 40some years and provides an informative and entertaining insider’s view. (Recommendation: Take a half-day tour, then return to those areas of most interest.) Today in the reclaimed area there is only the Giant Forest Museum, which features exhibits on Sequoia ecology. For lodging, drive a few minutes north for the cozy, comfortable and low-key Wuksachi Lodge. It offers 102 rooms in three buildings in a forest setting that deer and

bears love, too. You can see both (when not looking for them, of course) just outside your door or on one of the nearby trails. Sometimes guests in The Peaks dining room spot forest wildlife through the huge windows that look onto a vista of sugar pines, white fir and mountain peaks. Besides a panoramic view, The Peaks offers three meals a day in the rustic, highceilinged dining room. The lodge which recently welcomed Chef Jeff Graham (formerly of Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel) who is introducing changes to the restaurant’s fare. “There is a companywide focus on local, organic, seasonal and nutritious food,” he explains. “Healthy food for healthy people.We also follow the applications of the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch, which stresses using sustainable fish (farmed or fished in ways that don’t harm the environment).” The new menu also includes gluten-free and other entrees that accommodate special dietary needs. “Just let our staff know what you need,” Graham says. I enjoyed a superb gluten-free pasta with a flavorful light-and-creamy artichoke dressing, that featured two kinds of mushrooms and tender chicken. While the park was relatively uncrowded in early

June, visitor numbers soar starting mid-month and continue through Labor Day. Come after that time and enjoy beautifully crisp, sunny and uncrowded autumn days and spectacularly clear nights. For information: Sequoia National Park — nps.gov/seki/index.htm; Wuksachi Lodge — VisitSequoia.com; sightseeing tours — sequoiatours.com; Sequoia Natural History Association — sequoiahistory.org. (Future columns will further explore the park.) E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer liv- Stalactites that look like curtain fabric hang from the ceiling of Crystal ing in North County. Tell her about your Cave, about 300 feet below ground, where the temperature is a chilly travels at eondash@coastnewsgroup.com. and constant 50 degrees.


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Osteoporosis prevention is no lucky break Health Watch By the physicians and staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

After age 50, as many as half of all women will break a bone due to osteoporosis. This is a progressive disease that causes bones to deteriorate and increases the risk of fracture. More than 40 million people in the United States already have osteoporosis or carry a high risk of developing it.Men and women can develop osteoporosis, but it affects twice as many women. Osteoporosis results from an imbalance between the cells that that create bone and those that break it down. Bones are constantly growing and deteriorating, but bone-building cells naturally become less active with age and cannot regenerate bone as quickly as it breaks down. If other risk factors are present—such as a family history of osteoporosis, decreasing

Who’s NEWS? Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. Care for the coastline Join the board of Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches, a non-profit organization that preserves the beaches from Cardiff to Carlsbad. The board positions of treasurer and secretary are coming available. See FCCSB.org for more details. Interested parties can call or text founding board member Bill Mahoney at (858) 6032705 or e-mail Bill@FCCSB.org.

Fundraiser benefits The Del Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise Rotary Club distributed proceeds of its May 5 Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Game & Show fund-raiser to two beneficiaries June 29. The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation each received $6,372. Contributing sponsors include Kilroy Realty Corporation, Tri-iso, Inc., Lifetime Financial Advisers, Inc., Smart Self Storage, Jerome’s Furniture, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Lou Oberman, Hotel Indigo-Del Mar, Clone Duplication Center-Del Mar, Rubio’s Mexican Grill, DoubleTree By Hilton-San Diego/Del Mar and Sherman Promotions-San Diego.

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estrogen levels or lack of exercise—bones can become even more prone to fracture. However, osteoporosis is not inevitable. Being aware of the risk factors and taking preventive steps early in life can help keep bones strong and healthy. Between age 20 and 40, lifestyle plays a major role in bone health. Avoiding tobacco and alcohol can help prevent bone loss. As few as two alcoholic drinks per day significantly increase the risk of developing osteoporosis later in life. Being underweight is also a risk factor. Women should maintain a healthy weight through a well-balanced diet that includes adequate amounts of calcium as well as vitamin D. Generally, premenopausal women should have 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium and 800 to 1,000 milligrams of vitamin D daily.Most nutrients should come from diet; supplements should be used only when recommended by a physician. Weight-bearing exercise such as running or dancing is a must for bone maintenance.

Research has found that women who exercised at least four hours per week had a 40 percent lower risk of fracture than those who exercised for less than one hour. Even simply walking jars the body just enough to stimulate bone growth. Non-lifestyle factors also may boost risk. Chronic use of certain medications, such as some anti-depressants or steroid drugs, may weaken bones. If a woman’s mother or father had a fracture, she may be more likely to develop osteoporosis. Any previous fracture in a woman’s own life, regardless of cause, could indicate a predisposition to the disease. During the years immediately before menopause, women’s estrogen levels begin to drop, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis. Once menopause begins, all women should have a bone density test; premenopausal women who have any of the risk factors listed above should have the test as well. If bone density is normal, most women should keep taking preventive measures and

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continue to get screened every two to three years, starting at menopause. Bone density that is slightly lower than normal indicates a condition called osteopenia. In this case, a specialized fracture risk assess-

ment tool may be used to assess the risk of fracture over the next 10 years. If risk is high, treatment may be recommended. Finally, if the test shows osteoporosis, treatment should be started according to each

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SARA NOEL Frugal Living Dear Sara: I’d like to start using cloth napkins, but I’ve never done this before. I am wondering what kind of material is best, and how to care for all of the food stains. — Lily, Illinois Dear Lily: You can use 100-percent cotton fabric and make your own. Fat quarters, fabric remnants, sheets and even T-shirts work well. The size can be anywhere from 12 to 20 inches square. Or you can check sales and secondhand sources to find cheap cloth napkins. As for care, you should address any stains as soon as possible and use an enzyme laundry detergent such as Wisk or Tide, coupled with Oxi-Clean. I suggest that you reserve a set of cloth napkins for guests or special occasions, too. Dear Sara: Do you have any summer reading suggestions for kids, ages 9 to 12? — Linda, Wisconsin Dear Linda: I would recommend going to your local library for their summer reading program. They can give you a wonderful list. My kids enjoyed the “Simon Bloom” books by Michael Reisman and the “Warriors and Seekers” series by Erin Hunter. My kids were glued to these books. As a family, we would like to see these books make it to the big screen. They’re great sto-

Dear Sara: When you use the homemade Bisquick recipe, are you supposed to add water or milk to the mix? The recipe doesn’t say. — Irma H., email Dear Irma: You mix this to have on-hand, just like you would with a box of Bisquick, and you follow the same additions that you would with the boxed mix. In other words, initially no, you’re not adding anything to this dry mix recipe because you’re storing it. When you use it, the ingredient additions vary depending on what recipe you are making. It’s a homemade substitute that is cheaper than the brand in the box. For recipe ideas, visit frugalvillage.com and search for “Master mix,” “homemade baking mix” or “homemade Bisquick.” Here’s the recipe again (thanks to reader Spirit Deer of Minnesota), for readers who might have missed it:

Dear Sara: I was reading online about the potential for disaster with Corelle dinnerware; people are saying it can explode without warning. Have you experienced such a thing? — S.D., Minnesota Dear S.D.: I haven’t experienced it personally. I have read complaints from readers, but I don’t know how they used or cared for their dinnerware. You can read about the care and use of Vitrelle glass on the Corelle website, at corelle.com/corelle-vitrelleuse-care. I would take this information into consideration prior to purchase.

Dear Sara: Are the homemade laundry soap recipes that recently ran in your column high-efficiency compatible? Clearly, it would not be frugal to damage an expensive machine to save a few dollars in the short run. — Mark H., email Dear Mark: HE washers use less water, so they require detergents that are low-sudsing. Fels-Naptha laundry soap (the major ingredient in the homeMaster made laundry soap recipes) mix/Homemade bak- produces little to no suds, so to me it’s HE compatible. ing mix My advice is that you use it 8 cups flour 1/3 cup baking powder at your own risk after reading your warranty details. If 2 teaspoons salt 8 teaspoons sugar you don’t feel comfortable using it, don’t. (optional) 1 cup solid shortening Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal (such as Crisco) In a large bowl, mix Village (www.frugalvillage.com), a flour, baking powder, salt website that offers practical, moneyand sugar well, then cut in saving strategies for everyday living. shortening with a pastry To send tips, comments or questions, blender until well-com- write to Sara Noel, c/o Universal bined. Store in airtight con- Uclick, 1130 Walnut Street, Kansas tainer. Makes about 10 City, MO, 64106, or e-mail cups. sara@frugalvillage.com.

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Artist reflects on her colorful career in new autobiography Local artist and art teacher, J. McNeil Sargent, will be signing her newlyreleased book, “My Affair with Art” from 2 to 4 p.m. July 28 at the Del Mar Art Center Gallery, Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar. Her biography tells the story of a colorful art career that includes friendships with artists like Francoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso, plus color reproductions of Sargent’s paintings and viscosity prints. During her art career, Sargent’s paintings and viscosity printmaking (which she studied in Paris) are included in private collections and museums including the Bibiotheque Nationale de France and the American Embassy in Paris. She has exhibited her work at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

and has had solo shows of her work in galleries in France and in the U.S., including the Las Vegas Museum. Her work has appeared in over a hundred galleries nation-wide. She was founder of the San Diego chapter of National Artists Equity, and for her contribution to art and teaching, the Center for Women’s Studies at San Diego State University named her one of the four outstanding women artists in San Diego. Sargent changed her married name from Jean Braley to McNeil Sargent. Her grandmother was second cousin to the famous painter, John Singer Sargent, and her father’s first name was Sargent. On her mother’ side were the McNeils, distantly related to the mother of artist James Whistler.

Sargent has been a familiar figure in the San Diego art scene for 40 years. She began teaching painting with the Adult Community Services Department of Mira Costa College at a time when the college was using an elementary school in Del Mar to hold classes. One of the highlights of her long teaching career has been taking her students to France to paint with her at her summer home in Antibe. Her 20-year love affair with France may have ended, but not with art. She continues to teach and paint and run the Sargent Art Group, a group of 35 working artists in North Country who exhibit in galleries and art venues in the area.

CSUSM hosts winemaking seminar Whether you are a novice vintner, seasoned hobbyist or burgeoning wine producer, an upcoming seminar on vineyard management at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will offer state-ofthe-art insights on winemaking for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Set from 9 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. July 28 on the university’s San

Marcos campus, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, the seminar will feature a guest lecture by winemaker John Giannini, a faculty lecturer at California State University Fresno’s Department of Viticulture and Enology. Specific areas of focus will include communicating with growers, grape maturity evaluation, white and red wine production,fermentation moni-

toring, volatile sulfur compounds, malolactic fermentation, pre-harvest and grape issues, winery sanitation, yeast nutrition, pH and titratable acidity, oxidation and sulfur dioxide. Cost is $75 per person. For reservations, register online at csusm.edu/coba/viticulture, call (760) 750-4270 or email Carrie Smith at casmith@csusm.edu.

Human nature is a funny thing JOE MORIS Baby Boomer Peace The human mind and nature are funny. When I shoot a great round of golf and someone asks me how I shot, the first thing out of my mouth is, “I would have broken 80 if I wouldn’t have double bogeyed the fifth hole” instead of saying, “I shot an 81 and had a great round.” Why do we subconsciously tip toward the negative? I bring that up because in my last column I forayed into areas that created a little buzz. I received e-mails and phone calls with thumbs up and a common theme of, “You nailed it Joe.” But I received one e-mail from someone who basically challenged my character and that is the one that sticks in my craw. I wrote back to the gentleman with a courteous response telling him where he was misguided, at least in my view. For any of you who are reading this column for the first time, I am on a journey. As a baby boomer I have fought the wars to get to early retirement. Negativity is the last thing that should cross my mind but it seems to be around us everywhere we turn. In the 2000s, starting about one year after 9/11, everyone picked their fears up out of their minds and decided to just live again without fear and our nation

was joined and united to fight the “enemy.” The economy began to just hum along and people for the most part were positive and prospering. Unfortunately that all came crashing down in 2008 just before the election. We, the people of this country, have been in a malaise of hopelessness and anger going on four years now. Being in real estate, I’ve been feeling this since 2006. I yearn for that good feeling again. I am so tempted to run off again to my “little grass shack” in Mexico. Actually it’s a condo, but it feels like that little grass shack. I feel such peace down there. That might be because the only news I can get on television is CNN International and they barely touch on what is going on in the United States unless there is a big story like what just happened in the Supreme Court. I wrote a Letter to the Editor here, which wasn’t printed, but I touched upon the brilliance of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts’ decision to keep Obamacare in place. Of course there really isn’t any way to pay for it, but the president was successful in having his signature policy upheld. Of course the conservatives were bummed but the liberals are ecstatic for some goofy reason. Simple economics 101 tells you that care will have to be rationed when doctors stop going to medical school when it becomes clear their incomes will be dictated to by the government, but that’s another story for another time.

We just celebrated the Fourth of July and that was fun. We come together once a year to celebrate the greatness of our country, which it truly is. Capitalism is the driving force for positiveness. Capitalism allows every single American the opportunity to wake up in the morning and choose to work for someone or to take a risk and be a success or failure working for him or herself. We have those freedoms but I wonder how long our system will last on the path we’re going. We just have to look at the countries that have Socialistic governments — please don’t bring up Sweden. Their society is a homogenous mix of Swedens. We, the United States, are a mixture of the whole world with our borders under constant attack by those that don’t want to wait in line to come legally. Sweden and the U.S., apples and oranges. Oh well, I am just one person and I can’t do a whole lot, but collectively we have an election coming up. I’m longing for the purple states again like we had in 2002. I am so sick of the back biting and negativity. Again, it is peace that we seek. The next time something negative happens and you feel that gush of blood rushing to your brain, stop for a second and find the antithesis to it. Life is yin and yang. Life is balance, so always try to find the silver lining. Peace! Enjoy the summer. Joe Moris may be contacted at (760) 500-6755 or by e-mail at joe@coastalcountry.net.


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force-fed bird. Hug takes issue with the law. Not only as a chef, but also because of his experiences growing up on a small farm in the southwest of France, where his family made a living raising and selling animals, including ducks. In his view, gavage isn’t the unethical practice animal rights activists portray it to be. “Extremists display old pictures and videos of the worst possible situations from obscure places,” Hug said. “That’s not what happens on the vast majority of farms in California. I’ve never seen anything like that.” Evolution designed ducks to consume large quantities of food at once, Hug argued. To

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Seeing Isn’t Believing Japanese Scientists, Overperforming: (1) Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Information Science and Technology have developed goggles that can enlarge the image of a bite of food so that the eater might fool himself into thinking he has consumed more than he has (and thus, that his hunger might dissipate sooner). The software is so sophisticated, they said, that the food carrier (a fork, or the eater’s hand) is not transformed and appears at normal size. In basic tests, according to a June Agence France-Presse report, a 50 percent increase in imagined cookie size reduced actual consumption by 9 percent.(2) Prolific inventor Nobuhiro Takahashi announced in May that he had created a silicone-and-foam “buttocks robot” that can clench, twitch or protrude when probed.

Compelling Explanations In May, two members of the Senate Intelligence Oversight Committee requested the total number of U.S. citizens who have been legally spied upon (by phone calls, e-mail, etc.) since 2008 by the National Security Agency, but the NSA’s inspector general said he was prohibited from answering.To go back through agency records, he said, would violate the privacy rights of those spiedupon U.S. citizens, which the agency cannot do without judicial warrant. Well-Put: Pushing for an Oklahoma state senate bill authorizing the open carrying of guns (which eventually passed), Sen. Ralph Shortey explained in a March committee hearing that it was an incident from his past that convinced him of the need to carry a gun openly. “I was in oil and gas. I was out on a lease at one time, and I got attacked by a turkey. Wait until you get attacked by a turke.You will know the fear that a turkey can invoke in a person...And (then) I started carrying a gun in my truck after that without a license because I didn’t want to get attacked by a mountain lion.”

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JULY 13, 2012 illustrate his point, Hug said ducks on his family’s farm often battled to be first in position for gavage. “Ducks are built much different from humans,” Hug said. They don’t have a gag reflex. They don’t suffer the same way humans or other animals do when it comes to force-feeding.Their esophagus is different.” Due to “the risk of being picketed,” Hug believes some chefs have been reluctant to speak out against the ban. Like Hug, some local chefs, however, have been vocal in their dissent. Paul McCabe, executive chef of Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe, said he’s signed every petition “he could get his hands on” to overturn the law. McCabe called foie gras “an essential ingredient,” and said the ban

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tips over. The cats show the same indifference to stacks of papers, clothes, a bowl of fruit or a pizza. The world is their pillow and nothing is sacred. They find small hiding places to pout and refuse to come out. If you let them loose near a tree, they will climb it and then howl to get down. One will do anything to eat what has been given to the other, no matter the gastric consequences. They love to sleep in your bed and find ways to wake you up as often as possible. In a doglike turn

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ior.” A successful businesswoman, with an active social life, Gonzales said her lifestyle turned serious as she committed herself to therapy and recovery. Several years later, at 40, she got married. After giving birth to the first of her two children, the memories returned with a vengeance. “I was in therapy for severe postpartum depression and it all came back,” she said. “I thought I was done with it, but I faced it again at a whole other level.” In addressing the abuse for a second time, Gonzales learned that the most important thing was to learn forgiveness so she could set herself free and move on. The next step in her recovery was educating parents and teachers. Today, she is a trained speaker for child sexual abuse prevention organizations including Darkness to Light and Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids, or TAALK. “Child sexual abuse is preventable when we surround ourselves with adults who are knowledgeable,” Gonzales said. “The first step is awareness. Parents need to know that 90 percent (of incidents) are within your family or friends. Eighty percent of sexual abuse occurs in a one adult, one child situation. She adds, “A pedophile will create a pedophile will create a pedophile.” Gonzales advises victims to seek therapy and support groups. “Whatever someone is

is like “losing a lifelong friend.” The fine for violating the ban is $1,000. McCabe and the other chefs in this article said they would comply with the law. But they’re hopeful legislators reconsider the ban in the future. As McCabe points out, the first foie gras ban in the U.S. didn’t stick. A law similar to California’s ban was passed in Chicago in 2006; it was later repealed in 2008. Echoing Hug, McCabe said videos released by animal rights activists are misleading. “It’s propaganda,” he said. “Those videos are not what happens on your average farm.” McCabe also said he was irked by “the government’s overreach of power.” Many critics, including of personality, the older cat will actually let you take her for a walk. The younger cat, however, pitches a temper-tantrum and makes everyone around you think it is a cat-abduction, complete with dragging feet. I have to try really hard not to remind my child how much like toddlers these creatures are, when she shows up with bags under her eyes. If I’m not careful, I’ll never get grandchildren. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer becoming a cat fan from afar. Contact her at jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com.

comfortable with, be it one-onone,or in a group,”she said.“If you are really depressed, go to an outpatient program in a hospital. When you are in a group and they bring it up you have to listen and deal with it — and that’s where I really moved forward.” She also recommends visiting taalk.org to find a local chapter. Svava Brooks is program director and trainer for TAALK San Diego. “Lisa’s a role model for other survivors, and the healing power of sharing your story and breaking the silence,” Brooks said. “She shares her story from a child’s perspective which gives parents insight into how a child interprets what is happening to them.That’s why it so important we talk to them.” Brooks explained that in internalizing what has happened to them, children often misinterpret the events. “Children tend to blame themselves because they are violated usually at the hands of what everyone thought was a good person. In Lisa’s case, it was a kind neighbor.” Gonzales is also the author of “Unbreakable Spirit: Rising Above the Impossible” and “Jesse’s Dream,” a children’s book she penned in grade school. She will be hosting book signings this summer at Pangaea Outpost in the Flower Hill Mall in Del Mar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 20 and Warwick’s,7812 Girard Ave.,in La Jolla, from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 19. For more information, visit lisamonacogonzales.com or email lmg@lisamonacoagonzales.com.

chef Michael von Euw at Cavaillon’s in Santaluz, have contended that the spotlight should be put on the real injustice of factory-farmed chicken. “A much greater number of chickens are inhumanely slaughtered every month,”Von Euw said. “It’s truly brutal and should be stopped. “The ducks are actually treated ethically,” he added. Brian Redzikowski, executive chef of Flavor Del Mar, agrees attention should be shifted to other food issues. “It’s odd that people are focusing on ducks when there are serious offenses out there that need to be addressed,” Redzikowski said.“We need to look at blue fin tuna and other endangered species.” “And then there’s our school lunch system,” Redzikowski added. “Our kids

are growing up on processed food.” According to Daniel Conway, spokesperson for the California Restaurant Association, the ban is unlikely to have a large fiscal impact on California as a whole. Conway said Foie Gras was a niche product, only an estimated 350 gourmet restaurants in California carried the delicacy. But number may have been higher leading up to the ban, when establishments began hosting foie farewells, according to Conway. Conway said restaurants themselves probably would not be significantly impacted by the ban. For the few establishments that carried it, the margins on foie gras were slim — a statement the chefs interviewed for this article agreed

with. Long term, the chefs, with the exception of von Euw, said the ban probably won’t hurt their businesses. “Short term, it will negatively affect me,” von Euw said.“Long term remains to be seen.” Conway said waiters and waitresses who work at finedining restaurants are more likely to feel the effects of the ban. Being an expensive delicacy, Foie gras often drove up the price of the bill, and thus the tip. The ban had deep ramifications for one California company: Sonama Artisan Foie Gras, the state’s sole foie gras supplier. The company sold out of its Foie Gras supply and is likely to go out of business, according to Conway.

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cuddles with you and he is really smart. He opens doors and follows you like a dog.” Amanda said the hardest part of the book was editing it. “You have to go through it so many times,” she said. “We did not have a professional editor. We had different people in the family go through it looking for grammar.” As any author knows, marketing is also a part of writing a book. “We are trying to get it into a local bookstore and we are looking for a publisher or someone to promote it,” she said. The price of the self-published book is $26.94 with tax and it is available by contacting Amanda. She has already sold 230 of the books. Part of the proceeds goes to the Boys &

Girls Club of San Dieguito and Rady Children’s Hospital, she said. Her next book will concentrate on special occasions, holidays and luncheons. Amada can be reached at amandaskitchencookbook@g mail.com.

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Greek cat. She said she expects her main audience for the book will be adults. “I think they will find something interesting like won tons, chicken bundles, salads and cakes,” she said. She said she and her mother tested out all the recipes, planned and photographed the tablescapes and did hours and hours of meal planning. There is also a page about how Tigger became a part of the Presar family. Tigger was smuggled into the family home and Mom finally relented about letting him stay. “He is the best cat,” Amanda said.“He is loving and


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