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VOL. 5, NO. 17

AUG. 14, 2009

Board pays to improve school


Attack soccer team went three for three, fighting their way through the Copa Del Mar Invitational tournament 5


By David Wiemers

said. “We really appreciate it.” In other Association news, eligible former art jurors and board members were chosen at random to establish a committee for selection of Art Jury candidates. The committee will interview prospective candidates and propose to the board of directors a list of at least two candidates in excess of the number of appointments to be made. This year two seats will be available on the Art Jury when the terms of Paul Slater and Midgie VandenBerg expire. “This is a

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association board of directors voted Aug. 6 to provide $132,000 to the new R. Roger Rowe School renovation, guaranteeing to enhance the exterior portion of the building that will be visible to the community. The decision to provide funds sets a new precedent and came with much debate. Board members were divided in their support, but in the end, the decision to pay to beautify the school prevailed. Earlier this year, the Art Jury made suggestions for nonstructural changes to help the new school buildings conform to the architectural style that exists in the village. The changes were wellreceived by the school board; however, the costs to implement the proposed changes would be $264,000. The school could only find funds for half that amount without dipping into reserves set aside for contingencies, so the school board asked if the Association was willing to guarantee the remaining 50 percent. Andrew Wright, consulting architect to the Art Jury, showed the board of directors the original plans for the school as well as the revised plans as suggested by the Art Jury. “It’s a friendlier building, more in-tuned to the village,” Wright said. All directors agreed that the revised plan was an aesthetic improvement, but couldn’t agree on whether the Association members should have to pay for it. Director Deb Plummer felt strongly that the Association should pay. “The revision is at the request of the Art Jury,” Plummer said. She also reminded the other board members of the close alliance the Association has with the school, especially with the recent sale of the Dacus property; and the housing of the patrol on that property, now owned by the school. On the opposite end of the spectrum was new board Director Dick Doughty. “I do not support this,” he said. “The school should do it.” Board directors were under the gun to make a decision, as the matter was time sensitive. If approved,



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CURTAIN CALL Rehearsing for Village Presbyterian Church’s Aug. 7 presentation of “Once Upon a Parable” are, front row from left, Christa

Inouye, Sarah Bohling and Miriam Segarra. In the back is Abby Richard. The show was one of two presented as part of the church’s annual summer drama and music camp. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Local church brings drama to summer By Bianca Kaplanek

RANCHO SANTA FE — More than 130 aspiring thespians representing 30 churches and schools from throughout the county gathered for the annual summer music and drama camp at Village Community Presbyterian Church. The weeklong event began with daily devotions at 9 a.m., followed by vocal warm-ups. Participants then split into two groups based on age and continued until 4:30 p.m. with rehearsals, choreography and workshops. The camp culminated with two performances Aug. 7. Tom Long, founder of the CAMP SONGS Katelyn O’Hare leads fellow cast members, including Abby Richard, Brenna Arant, Kirsti Ohio-based Friends of the Doolin, Ariana Arant, Christa Inouye, Kyle Fait, Nick Collom and Katy Gauvin, as they rehearse a scene from TURN TO DRAMA ON 20

“Once Upon a Parable.” The show, which featured middle- and high-school students from throughout the county, was one of two presented Aug. 7 at the end of Village Presbyterian Church’s weeklong summer drama and music camp. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Ranch traffic accidents down, says patrol chief By David Wiemers

RANCHO SANTA FE — “The good news is traffic collisions are down by 22 percent,” Rancho Santa Fe Patrol Chief Matt Wellhouser said during his semiannual report to the Association on Aug. 6. Wellhouser attributed the reduction to coordinating efforts with the California Highway Patrol, or CHP. “The CHP has made traffic safety a priority,” Wellhouser said. “We’ve shifted our officers around and our deterrence is working.” According to his report, Wellhouser said that in the first six months of 2008 there were 47 noninjury accidents; this year there were

only 38. If there was bad news in the report, it was that burglaries were up slightly. There were 15 burglaries and attempts made in the first six months of 2009, compared with 14 last year. “But the burglaries were less significant this year,” Wellhouser said.“The village was hit hard last year. Our presence is greater in the village now and I think that’s a deterrence.” More than 14,000 security checks have been performed this year. In the future, that task may be eased as new software is being introduced that will allow residents to ask for vacation

checks online. “This will be a tremendous cost savings,” Association Manager Pete Smith said. The online process will save on phone cost fees, which, according to Smith, average $55 to $60 per call. Wellhouser said there appears to be less traffic coming through Rancho Santa Fe and speculated that it was due to either higher gas prices or fewer people commuting to and from work. “Let’s hope this trend continues,” he said. President Bill Beckman commended Wellhouser for his report. “Thanks for keeping the community safe,” he


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Wo r l d - C l a s s Adolescent Endeavors: Japanese engineer Takuo Toda’s paper airplane was certified in May as the Guinness Book recordholder for the longest flight from a single folded sheet of paper: 27.9 seconds. And in Witcham, England, in July, Jim Collins won the World Peashooting Championship, using a “traditional” instrument blowing at a target 12 yards away, but noncompeting ex-champion George Hollis once again drew the most attention with his homemade, g y ro s c o p i c - b a l a n c i n g , laser-guided peashooter, with which he won three previous championships.

Compelling Explanations

— When motorist Timothy Pereira, 19, rammed Christine Speliotis’ car head-on in Salem, Mass., in March, there was no doubt in police officers’ minds what the cause was: Pereira was driving 85 mph in a 35 mph zone and had swerved into Speliotis’ lane. However, in July, Brandon Pereira, 17, an injured passenger in his cousin’s car, filed a lawsuit against Speliotis for negligence, claiming that if she had been quicker to get out of the way, the collision would not have occurred. — Failed Defenses: (1) A woman in Kansas City, Mo., told police in June that the reason she had stabbed her sleepwalking 24-year-old boyfriend in the face was that she feared he would hurt her if she didn’t wake him up. (She said the man had also just finished urinating in her closet.) (2) In Britain’s Chelmsford Crown Court in July, Sultan Al-Sayed, 40, was convicted of peeping under the next stall in a department-store changing room despite his claim that the only reason he placed his face on the floor was to relieve pain from a toothache.


— When the tenant failed to pay $87,000 in rent in April and May on two townhouses and a retail property at Trump Plaza in New York City, the landlord did what Donald Trump would surely do: It began eviction proceedings. However, the tenant in this case is Donald Trump’s Trump Corp., which leases the space from the current landlord, the Trump Plaza Owners co-op. Said the co-op president: “If you don’t pay the rent when Donald Trump is your landlord, he comes down on you like a hammer. Well, lo and behold ... ” — In July, Mexican authorities accused one of the country’s newer drug TURN TO ODD FILES ON 20

By Randy Kalp

SILVER LINING The Encinitas Wave 18-and-under volleyball team took home the silver medal at this year's USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior Olympic Championships. The team included, top row from left, team liaison Mary Miller, assistant coach Tanner Kortman, Victoria Adelhelm, Katie Fuller, Lexi Williamson, head coach Brennan Dean, bottom row from left, Lacey Fuller, Samantha Slavinsky, Lydia Rudnick, Carolyn Hillgren, Jenny DeVries, Kristin Miller and Taylor Johnson. Courtesy photo

Wave takes silver at Junior Olympics By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — The Encinitas Wave Volleyball Club took home the silver medal in the 18-and-under open division at the 30th annual USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior Olympic Championships held June 26 through July 5 in Miami. Coach Brennan Dean said it was the team’s highest finish at the event during his three years with the club. One of 28 teams to qualify in their division, Wave entered the competition seeded 10th in the nation. The team won five of its first six matches — including one to North County rival Coast Volleyball Club — to place first in what Dean

described as a “tough pool” and advance to the playoffs. The girls defeated Circle City from Indianapolis in the quarterfinals and No. 2-seeded Laguna in the semifinals 2522, 29-31, 25-19, 25-23. “The game against Laguna was by far the best we ever played all year long,” Dean said. “It was a great epic battle.” The Nebraska Juniors took home the gold after defeating Wave 25-15, 25-18, 25-18. Dean said what made the competition all the more exciting was that unlike most teams that had 12 players, Wave only had 10. “So we had to be in the most tiptop

shape possible,” he said. To prepare, Dean and his assistant coach, Tanner Kortman, ran two volleyball practices and two running drills a week. The training paid off. “At the end, our girls’ legs still looked fresh,” Dean said. “That was a big defining factor.” The team, which was mostly graduated seniors from La Costa Canyon, Cathedral Catholic, Santa Fe Christian and Francis Parker high schools, included Victoria Adelhelm, Jenny DeVries, Katie and Lacey Fuller, Carolyn Hillgren, Taylor Johnson, Kristin Miller, Lydia Rudnick, Samantha Slavinsky and Lexi Williamson.

Dean said he and Kortman, who are both 28, were the youngest coaches at the event. Encinitas Wave was founded in 1999 by Ed Machado, a four-year starting setter for UCLA who has coached at his alma mater, San Diego State and UC San Diego. He served as head coach at La Costa Canyon High School, leading the team to a Division 1 CIF Championship during three of his four years there. The club qualified teams in seven age divisions for the 2009 Junior Olympics and came home with five medals — the most earned by any one club in the nation this year.

City OKs table service at plaza, tables parking By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — City Council unanimously approved a request to expand service to allowable outdoor dining areas in Del Mar Plaza, but deferred a decision about using valet service to meet required parking ratios until more information is presented and the public has a chance to weigh in. According to the Del Mar Plaza specific plan, the maxi-

mum allowable indoor and outdoor dining area is set at 14,400 square feet. Only selfservice from restaurants is allowed at outside tables, which can take up no more than 25 percent of the designated public plaza area. The existing establishments currently use about 10,000 square feet of the indoor and outdoor areas and less than 5 percent of the public space. Il Fornaio and

Shimbashi Izakaya, the new Japanese restaurant, have requested full use of the areas as allowed under the specific plan “to confront the economic challenges of the current recession.”To do so, they must provide parking at a ratio of one space for every 100 square feet. The property owner was seeking approval for use of on-site valet parking services to meet those additional requirements.

Dog star of ‘Annie’ found at Helen Woodward shelter RANCHO SANTA FE — “Annie,” the next production for Starlight Theatre in Balboa Park partnered with Helen Woodward Animal Center and trained an orphaned dog to star as Sandy in their summer season. The one-year old Barney, a terrier and golden retriever mix, is currently waiting at the Helen Woodward for his debut on opening night. Together, with owner/operator Rob Kuty of San Diego Pet Training, Barney has trained over the past few months to perform his first and last stage role as Sandy in the family musical classic. This partnership came

together as Starlight Theatre, The Helen Woodward Animal Center and SD Pet Training started to discuss how Little Orphan Annie is not unlike orphaned Barney, since both seek to find a family to call their own. As a result, they discussed how wonderful it would be to help train Barney, an adoptable dog, to take on the role of Sandy, the lovable street dog, for their production. Fortunately, Barney’s foster home has fallen in love with him and we are happy to say he is no longer an “orphaned”dog. “When the idea of bringing this to Starlight’s stage came about, I can’t tell you how excited I was to make this all

happen,” Carlos Mendoza, guest artistic director of Starlight Theatre, said. “Not only do we get to witness something new and thrilling on our stage in the way of Barney, a specially trained pet for our show, but we get to see him go home with a fantastic family as well. Everyone is bound to fall in love with Barney’s performance and the story of how he came to be on our stage”, “Annie” runs from Aug. 13 to Aug. 30. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and children are free on Thursdays and Sundays. For tickets,contact the box office at (619) 232-7827 or online at

Michael Harth, president of Sunset Parking Service, estimates valet parking could increase the garage capacity from its current 403 single-stall spaces to 577, which would exceed the new parking requirements. He also said valet parking wouldn’t be mandatory but acknowledged it would make finding a parking space in TURN TO PLAZA ON 28

ESCONDIDO — An elderly man convicted of murdering one roommate and wounding another was granted a new trial based on jury misconduct, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled Aug. 7. Despite the jury foreman’s intentions to follow the court’s instructions, he inadvertently introduced “extraneous” information into the jury deliberations for 70-year-old Octavian Crishan, Judge Joel Pressman said. At the heart of the defense’s motion was a statement made by the jury foreperson in which he encouraged dissenting jurors to speculate about what a mistrial could mean for Crishan. The foreperson questioned Crishan’s financial ability to afford private counsel in a second trial, which could lead to a murder conviction instead of the lesser include charge of manslaughter that the panel was leaning toward. “There were no sinister motives behind his statements,” Pressman said. “I think he acted in good faith.” Four jurors had given sworn affidavits to the court about the alleged misconduct during the deliberations by the jury foreperson, defense attorney John Cotsirilos told the court. Initially, two women, Anne Chute-Jacobs and Victoria Davis, came forward explaining how the foreperson’s comments dissuaded their decision to vote not guilty, Cotsirilos stated in court briefs. Prior to their sworn affidavits, both women had written the judge asking for leniency in Crishan’s sentence, the lawyer wrote. The foreperson who testified at a closed hearing admitted he made the statement, but said he was just trying to facilitate the TURN TO MUSICIAN ON 22


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AUG. 14, 2009

Save the planet: breed less Going “green”? Changing your light bulbs and recycling your cardboard? Walking more, driving less? Reusable bags at the grocery store? All fine, except there’s one way to take going “green” to a higher level: have fewer children. Paul Murtaugh (no relation), a researcher with Oregon State University, recently released his scientific report “Reproduction and the carbon legacies of individuals.” The title says it all. Using a fairly navigable mathematical formula, Murtaugh was able to calculate the carbon legacy a child imparts on his or her parents. The goal of the study was “to quantify the consequences of the childbearing decisions of an individual” and how it impacts the planet. In other words, how does your choice to reproduce affect the environment in the long run? At last, somebody was bold enough to discuss this issue publicly. While Murtaugh agrees certain lifestyle changes are vital for the success of the “green” movement, he argues that one less kid gobbling up resources is a major plus for Mother Earth. In his model, Murtaugh concluded that each new American baby adds nearly 9,441 metric tons (one metric ton equals 2,205 pounds) to a parent’s carbon legacy. “Ignoring the consequences of reproduction can lead to serious underestimation of an individual’s long-term impact on the global environment,” Murtaugh wrote. Furthermore, Murtaugh found that the long-term environmental impact a Chinese child has on the planet is one-fifth the impact of a child born in the United States based on consumption patterns. Murtaugh’s findings aren’t a major revelation, but they are nonetheless important on several levels. We need to begin the ongoing dialogue on population growth and how it affects our natural resources. Why is it that the topic of bearing children is largely absent from “green” conversations? Reproduction is a touchy

ERIC MURTAUGH Outside Perspective subject, yet it would behoove us to reconsider our approach. We know our resources are finite, that more mouths to feed means more fuel and energy consumed. So in light of Murtaugh’s observations, it’s safe to think of having fewer children as the pinnacle of going “green.” I know we as Americans are entitled to breed as often as we like. It’s our right to extend our legacy, to secure a lasting, living impression. We seem to forget, however, that reproducing is no longer a biological imperative, that reproduction is a choice. Reckless breeding isn’t relevant anymore. As expected, Murtaugh’s findings have been less than favorable in certain crowds. From being called a eugenic Nazi to a paranoid Malthusian, Murtaugh’s been on the receiving end of harsh criticism. Many people don’t want a scientist telling them how to live (which he isn’t doing, by the way). Irrational behavior only stalls our forward movement, and in this case it’s worthy to consider Murtaugh’s findings before seeing red and brushing this study aside. It’s important to note that Murtaugh in no way promotes government regulations on reproduction rights. In a country where our freedoms are eroding hastily, the right to reproduce remains a top priority. But just because we’re allowed to have 16 kids doesn’t mean we should. Murtaugh is only hoping we’ll reflect on the environmental consequences of our reproduction choices. Me? I’m living just fine without babies and plan to keep it that way for some time. Eric Murtaugh thinks it’s getting crowded around here. E-mail him at

Highway closures hurt businesses Sales tax affected by wekend highway closures

Weekend morning closures of Highway 101 may benefit a designated charity but not merchants that are affected when these occur in their vicinity. Employees sit around until traffic resumes. There’s no revenue being generated by these establishments and consequently no sales tax for the city. So who benefits besides the charity and the promoter who recruits volunteers to do the heavy lifting?

tion, a yellow yard sign is issued and the neighborhood displaying the most signs by Sept. 18 will be declared the block party winner and will be recognized at a Septemberfest on the 20th of Phony inspectors September. Neighborhood boundSan Dieguito Water District is aries and other information is availwarning that it has received reports able by calling (858) 481-4201 or of persons posing as water inspeconline tors who have attempted to gain entrance into homes on the ruse Rail funds they are water testers. They aren’t. San Diego Assn. of The district suggests you call it at Governments has applied for $352 (760) 633-2709 or law enforcement million in stimulus funds for a secat (760) 966-3500. ond coastal rail track. Seems like prime time for Flower Capital electNeighborhoods vying for eds to campaign to have the tracks hosted block party placed below grade. If you don’t ask, Nine Surfside City neighbor- you don’t get. hoods are vying to win an all-inclusive block party in a unique Paint O’side recall The Town Yellow competition. It’s an A recall vote is scheduled at the effort to gain additional financial end of the year on whether support for the purchase of the Councilman Jerry Kern will be Shores school site on 9th Street. allowed to complete his term next When a resident makes a contribu- November. Report is it will cost upwards of 450 grand for the caper. What a colossal waste of taxpayers’ dough of which the city duzzn’t have Contact a Reporter a lot of.

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no bearing on their decision. Folks are asking how shut-ins who may be on life support machines will cope when their juice is cut off. SDG&E has been blamed for being responsible for some of their lines causing the wildfires last year.

Constitutional convention

The need for a constitutional convention (mandated every 10 years) was clearly evident following the recent budget mess. The twothirds majority vote was blamed for not being able to pass elements of it. Prop. 13 also came under fire. It is a major source of government’s operating revenue and before Prop. 13 was overwhelmingly approved in 1978 by the voters the property tax rate had no cap. It was set after it was determined how much money was going to be spent and tied to that figure. A constitutional convention will be beneficial only if it is not stacked with lobbyists and special interest groups who could actually make conditions worse than they are now.

Crime stats

According to stats recently released for the first six months period, violent crime was up in some North County cities and down in others. Property crimes were down generally. C’bad recorded an increase in violent crimes and drop in property crimes. O’side was down in both categories. Encinitas had an increase in violent crimes but a decrease in the property classificaEnergy decision tion. Most significant increase in vioHarbor City council electeds lent crimes was in C’bad — from 98 have OK’d San Diego Gas & to 155. Electric’s decision to pull the plug on back country households during Restoration to proceed The Fletcher Cove community dangerous wildfire conditions. Councilor Marti Emerald carried building in Solbeach is due for a the torch for the electric company complete refurbishing and is now on and was heavily supported by her the high priority list. The building colleague Ben Hueso. Both were dates back to World War II when it recent recipients of campaign conTURN TO EYE ON THE COAST ON 27 tributions but emphasize that had

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WINTER IN AUG. Buena Vista Native Plant Club will meet at 2 p.m. Aug. 16, BV Nature Center, 2202 S. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. Southern California native plants are going dormant, and it’s time to start pruning. Bring gloves and tools. For details,, or call the center at (760) 439-2473.

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Marcos-Vista Christian Women’s Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17, Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive. The cost of the luncheon is $16 inclusive, and published freelance writer and former American Embassy employee Vivian Lee Baniak will offer an interactive program. For reservations, call Donna at (760) 432-0772 or Muriel at (760) 744-3744.

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City Computer Club of Oceanside will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 18, Oceanside Salvation Army Community Center, 3935 Lake Blvd. The TURN TO CALENDAR ON 22

RANCHO SANTA FE — Coach Paul Dougherty’s Rancho Santa Fe Attack GU13 team nabbed finalist honors for the third time in as many tournaments as they played in the 2009 Copa Del Mar Invitational on Aug. 1. They fell to the visiting Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley Wolfpack 1-0 in a tough championship match, which remained scoreless until the last few minutes. Attack’s offensive line of Juna Bouchekara, Remy Schwartz, Emily Port, Julianne DeArmas and Lindsey Czechkowski, supported by midfielders Lindsay Gatto, Jillian Glatthorn, Jackie Dister and Cassidy McSkimming, put up an impressive 11 shots on goal. Defenders Hannah Gausepohl, Zoe Tierney, Kristin Butler, Madi Coughlin, Haley Bruce and Liza Schoelen, along with GK Brittney Viboch were able to prevent Coastal League Gold Division Wolfpack from scoring off their five corner kicks and saving eight of their nine shots on goal. The Attack advanced to the finals after defeating SOLID WINNERS RSF Attack GU13 team members gather to celebrate tournament wins, including Coach Paul Dougherty, Liza Schoelen, TURN TO SOCCER ON 25

Emily Port, Lindsey Czechowski, Madi Coughlin, Remy Schwartz, Hannah Gausepohl, Lindsay Gatto and Kayla Anderson, Taylor Beagle, Jackie Dister, Juna Bouchekara, Kristin Butler, Zoe Tierney, Cassidy McSkimming, Brittney Viboch and Jillian Glatthorn. Courtesy photo

City considers financing options to settle Shores debt By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Presented with about a half dozen funding scenarios for retiring the Shores property debt, City Council members initially wanted to keep all options that didn’t require use of the general fund on the table. But after a 90-minute discussion at the Aug. 3 meeting, they agreed to eliminate, at least for now, any plan that would require selling or leasing a portion of the 5.3-acre lot or creating a Mello-Roos or other assessment district. That left two major options, with the most popular being a general obligation bond that would be repaid with a property tax increase. Considered the safest financing mechanism with the lowest interest rate, a general obligation bond would require approval by a twothirds vote. “I have real concerns about the ability to get a twothirds vote,” Councilman Carl Hilliard said. “That’s a very hard mountain to climb, and I’m a little reluctant to spend

the kind of money necessary to put it on the ballot without a pretty strong indication from the community that’s the way they want to go.” Councilman Richard Earnest agreed. “A two-thirds vote on anything is difficult,” he said. “I think it’ll take a lot of work. Do I think we should be prepared to take on that work and that communication challenge? Yes, I do.” The city will hold a Sept. 26 workshop and several community conversations to help determine what percentage of voters would support a general obligation bond. If the community appears interested, council members would like to include the measure on the ballot of the upcoming June 10 special election at an estimated cost of between $14,000 and $20,000. If it comes close to passing, it could be resubmitted for inclusion on the Nov. 2, 2010, general election. That would cost another $6,000 to $10,000. Staff was also directed to

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Bilbray talks health care with the pros By Jason Land

ENCINITAS — Gathered in a shady spot behind the North Coast Health Center on Aug. 6, dozens of doctors, nurses and other health care support staff waited for a darkly tinted SUV to pull up. Congressman Brian Bilbray, who represents the 50th District consisting of Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos and Escondido, was set to appear and talk about health care reform and answer attendees’ questions. The forum was informal, with attendees sitting on benches and concrete steps around an improvised stage with a podium. Bilbray launched straight into his talk with enthusiasm, expressing his desire to discuss these issues with physicians directly. “There’s an instant response (with physicians),” he said. “One of the frustrations I’ve always had with Washington is that it’s more of a debating club than actually a government’s body.” Citing his time on the oversight board for county health care services as a source of his empathy with the plight of affordable health care and insight into the overhead costs that can cripple patients, Bilbray sought to establish common ground amongst those in

HOT TOPIC Congressman Brian Bilbray addressed a group of physicians gathered for a question and answer forum about health care at the North Coast Health Center in Encinitas on Aug. 6. Photo by Jason Land

attendance. “When Washington talks about this, we’re talking abut a program not for Canada, which is about the size of the California population; not France or England, which is about 50 to 60 million people,” Bilbray said. “We’re talking about a program that will govern over 300 million peo-

ple.This is a huge leap for the federal government.” Bilbray also said that there is discord amongst the Democratic Party as it tries to figure out which direction to move in for reform. He said the Republican Party agrees that something needs to be done, but that it’s not free health care for all citizens.

Deviating from the question and answer format was Patrick Padilla, an orthopedic surgeon, who used his time to make a statement rather than to get an answer from the congressman. He said it would be easier for him as a consumer and as a health care provider TURN TO HEALTH CARE ON 20

Family-friendly films highlight movie night By Bianca Kaplanek

SOLANA BEACH — Little did the Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission know that “Kokua,” the title of its first Beach Blanket Movie Night film and Hawaiian word for cooperation, would come to

define the annual event that will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 22 at Fletcher Cove Park. “We all work together on planning, setup and cleanup,” said Gerri Retman, an event coordinator and Parks and


Recreation commissioner whose husband, Ira Opper, produced “Kokua.” “There’s a real sense of pride and everyone can reap the benefits of a fun, free, family-friendly event,” she said.“One of the most rewarding things was how many people called me this year to volunteer.They want to come out and help. That’s the sign of a positive, successful community event.” Movie night actually begins that morning with the second annual Grom-o-Rama surf contest. The evening portion will kick off with musical entertainment by Kevin Misajon, followed by a welcome message from Mayor Mike Nichols and the presentation of awards from the surf contest. “Dear & Yonder” and “A Fly in the Champagne” will begin at sundown, with a

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“I became involved with the foundation as a result of my friendship with and deep respect for David Broad,” Matsui said. “David and I share a strong belief in the power of education in changing lives.” Matsui has recently retired from her position as executive vice president of Knowledge Innovation Networks for Biogen Idec, Inc. She served in several positions at Idec Pharmaceuticals, including senior vice president, overseeing investor relations, corporate communications, human resources, project management and strategic planning. Matsui has been active on a number of CONNIE not-for-profit MATSUI boards and served as National President of the Girl Scouts of the USA from 1999 to 2002. Matsui earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. “The more I learn about the college, its unique position in the community and in the community college system, as well as the leadership of both the college and the foundation, the more impressed I become — and the more honored I am to be an active supporter of its goals and vision.” Founded in 1966, the MiraCosta College Foundation receives and administers private gifts, bequests and donations to benefit MiraCosta College students and to enhance the quality of education at the college.The foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors that represents the communities served by the MiraCosta College District. For more information about the foundation, or for contact information for David Broad or Connie Matsui, contact Linda Fogerson at (760) 795-6775 or

Man pleads not guilty to robbing golf course By Randy Kalp

ESCONDIDO — A San Diego Superior Court judge ordered a 29-year-old man accused of robbing an Escondido golf course to be held without bail. Judge Joe Littlejohn placed Daryl Gunder Johnson of Vista on a no bail hold because he had been on probation at the time of his arrest for a 2007 felony conviction for receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor conviction in 2008 for reckless driving without a license; both convictions were out of San Diego County. At his arraignment hearing, Johnson pleaded not guilty to one felony

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HELPING OUT Members of the Rancho Sante Fe Women’s Fund recently helped foster kids get supplies for college at a local Target. The group’s donations also helped purchase each foster child a new laptop for their studies. Courtesy photo

Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund outfits foster youth for college RANCHO SANTA FE — On July 26, 45 emancipated and eager foster youth descended on Target’s Midway Drive store, along with Just in Time for Foster Youth volunteers, to purchase the basic dormitory and school supplies they will need for college this fall. Legally, foster children are on their own once they turn 18. Most leave the foster care system with nothing more than a plastic bag filled with their clothes. To provide more of the support any young person needs to make the transition to independence, Just in Time for Foster

Youth started the College Bound Program to assist youth who graduated from high school against all odds and have been admitted to college. According to recent statistics, fewer than half of foster youth graduate from high school, and only 10 percent attend college. A mere 3 percent go on to graduate. “These youth are our heroes, and we’re honored to assist them any way we can,” said Nancy White, volunteer from the RSF Women’s Fund. The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund donated $40,000 to College Bound,

which provided each youth with a laptop, a printer, and a Target Gift Card to purchase dorm furnishings and school supplies. Managed Solution, Inc. provided laptops at a discount, loaded with full software, and will give tech support while the youth are in college. “Keep in Touch” volunteers from Just in Time have been assigned to stay in contact with youth throughout the school year to offer encouragement and additional assistance. “These teenagers need TURN TO FOSTER ON 24




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Meet the Ranch resident and dad run with bulls members of the fire district By Bianca Kaplanek

RANCHO SANTA FE — What does it take to keep a community fire-safe? Firefighters going on emergency calls, training at the burn tower, or conducting inspections in the community? Those are just a few of the duties regularly assigned to its suppression personnel. However, there is another side of the fire service that plays a vital role in keeping the area safe but is often overlooked. Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District’s prevention staff is tasked with preventing fires and enforcing life safety codes. This takes on various forms, including plan checks, weed abatement affords and community education. Cliff Hunter has been the fire marshal at Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District for six years. In that position, he oversees the other member of the bureau and is responsible for fire code interpretation, development, and adoption as well as plan checks and site plan reviews. “We emphasize education of fire prevention TURN TO FIRE ON 24

COAST CITIES — Why would anyone run with the bulls? It was an easy question for Hal and Kyle Streckert to answer sitting in the safety and comfort of their San Diego homes. “Ever since I knew of the run, for as long as I can remember, it’s always interested me,” Kyle Streckert, a 29year-old Rancho Santa Fe resident, said, adding that he and his father shared the desire to participate in the annual event that began hundreds of years ago as a way to transport the animals from the corral to the bullring. “We both felt the same way. Deep down inside, we knew it was something we wanted to do.” “Some people see a mountain and want to climb it,” Hal Streckert said. “It’s just something you have to feel inside.” But standing at the end of Cuesta de Santa Domingo in Pamplona, Spain, surrounded by “a horde of lunatics waiting for the release of six angry bulls,” Hal Streckert found himself struggling to answer a different question: What am I doing here? “When you’re standing there and the bulls are coming, you know something could happen,” he said. “You feel like danger is coming.” “The funny thing was, there wasn’t much going

RAGING BULLS Area residents Hal Streckert, his son Kyle and their friend John Wilks traveled to Pamplona, Spain, in early July for the annual San Fermin festival, which includes the daily Running of the Bulls. “To call it a blast is a complete understatement,” Hal Streckert said. Courtesy photo

through my mind,” Kyle Streckert said. “I didn’t have that luxury. It all started to go so fast that rational thinking just went out the window.” His father, on the other hand, had a plan. He would run with the crowd and stay on the inside of the turns. “If a bull slips, which they frequently do, their momentum carries them to

the outside and they gather up runners like bowling pins,” he said. Then he realized he didn’t have to outrun the bulls. “I just had to be faster than the guy next to me.” But like his son’s rational thinking, that strategy disappeared once the rocket signaling the opening of the corral gate was shot off and the

bulls began their run. “It was just push-shove-run, pushrun-shove as the immediate concern was getting trampled, not by the bulls, but by the mob of runners,” Hal Streckert said. “Then, out of nowhere, there’s a 1-ton raging beast with sharp horns charging directly at me,” he said. “The next time I get this close to a

bull I want it to be a mediumrare filet mignon.” Hal Streckert said he was surprised at how fast the bulls came. “The bulls are quicker than the runners, and you can’t run fast because there are so many people,” he said. In addition to the run, which takes an average of four minutes, both men were amazed by the sheer magnitude of the San Fermin festival, an annual nine-day celebration that includes the daily run that was held July 6 to July 14. “The bulls are just part of it,” Hal Streckert said. “It’s a big street party with music. It’s just good times.” “I immediately had the San Fermin bug,” Kyle Streckert said. “We arrived to a sea of all nationalities and ages, from 2 to 100, all dressed in red and white. I was surprised at the level of involvement with the festival itself.” Both men said they would definitely return and highly recommend trying the bull run. “It’s not as crazy as it sounds,” Kyle Streckert said. “If you have a chance you should check it out.” Now, after having run with the bulls, Hal Streckert said he is better prepared to answer the original question of why anyone would do it. “The answer is so obvious,” he said. “Because someone opened the corral gate.”





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CARMEL VALLEY — The Torrey Pines High School football team definitely surprised, and perhaps even confused, many of their competitors at the Redwood Passing Tournament and Trench Wars in Visalia July 9 through July 11. The team traveled more than five hours to the town just outside of Fresno to participate in the annual competition. All within 48 hours, they made history by capturing championship titles in both the passing tournament and Trench Wars, and quickly returned home to North County. According to senior defensive end Mike Nasland,

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Date: 08/04/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Elizabeth Hanecak; Address: 5249 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,663,418; Land: $1,204,545; Tax: $17,314.22; Built: 1970; Features: 3-car garage, 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 4236 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/31/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Lee Dewey; Address: 5808 Via De La Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $423,791; Land: $174,845; Tax: $5,260.80; Built: 1958; Features: 2-car garage, 2 bed, 2 bath, 3204 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/29/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Costello Family Trust; Address: 17518 Los Morros, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $1,450,987; Land: $186,231; Tax: $15,914.86; Built: 1998; Features: 5-car garage, 5 bed, 7 bath, 7467 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $2,660,000; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/27/2009; Amount: $2,850,000; Buyer: Pancritius,Paul Family Trust; Address: 3315 Cerros Redondos, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,391,883; Land: $1,491,342; Tax: $25,782.04; Built: 1991; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 5.5 bath, 4989 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/24/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Citimortgage Inc; Buyer: Francis & Gabrielle Cassou; Address: 17610 Los Morros, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $4,000,000; Land: $3,200,000; Tax: $42,507.34; Built: 1979; Features: 4-car garage, 3 bed, 3 bath, 4966 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $2,000,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Variable.

Date: 07/24/2009; Amount: $1,612,500; Lender: Bank Of America; Buyer: Jonathan & Pam Taub; Address: 1869 Horseman Ln., Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,059,591; Land: $986,923; Tax: $21,587.64; Features: 3-car garage, 5 bed, 5.5 bath, 4626 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $1,100,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 07/24/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Rancho Santa Fe Sch District; Address: El Fuego, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $103,113; Land: $91,084; Tax: $1,957.34; Built: 1952; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1686 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/23/2009; Amount: $0; Buyer: Schuster Family Trust; Address: 15745 Las Planideras, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $309,601; Land: $87,549; Tax: $3,328.68; Built: 1950; Features: 2-car garage, 5 bed, 3.5 bath, 5444 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/22/2009; Amount: $600,000; Buyer: Sue Drawdy; Address: 3608 Paseo Vista Famosa, Solana Beach; Assessed: $312,566; Land: $79,410; Tax: $3,452.58; Built: 1980; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2129 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional. TURN TO SOLD ON 21

By Consumer Reports

Will your insurance company be there for you in the aftermath of a disaster, when you most need it? The answer might be no, according to the editors of Consumer Reports. When Consumer Reports National Research Center surveyed readers about their homeowners insurance claims in the last few years, half of those who had filed claims related to Hurricane Katrina reported problems. That’s twice the rate of problems reported by other respondents. Even if you’re nowhere near a hurricane zone, you could face catastrophe in the form of fire, wind damage or a lawsuit. It’s in those dire situations that you truly need coverage that lives up to its promises. Yet CR’s evaluation of home insurers found that doesn’t always happen.

— There are claims problems with some large insurers. In CR’s survey, 35 percent of Allstate Insurance Group clients reported such problems with that carrier, the nation’s second-largest. — Delayed payments are common. Twenty-one percent of respondents said they had faced delays having claims paid. — Insurers are scaling back coverage. They are imposing high deductibles for windstorms in many places and cutting coverage for mold and dog bites.

Tighter underwriting

If you haven’t shopped for homeowners coverage lately, be prepared: The landscape has changed. Insurers are getting pickier about whom they will take and whom they will keep. And they’re using new tools to Here are highlights of determine who will get the best price. CR’s finding: An increasingly impor— Excellent coverage tant pricing factor is your can be costly or hard to get.

credit-based insurance score, which includes some of the elements that make up your credit score. The industry maintains that there’s a correlation between credit history and the likelihood you will make a claim. To get the best price from a new carrier, you will need a stellar record.

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To get the best value and protection from your homeowners policy, CR recommends following these rules: — Compare prices. Every five years or so, shop for the same level of coverage, including deductibles, policy limits and riders. Visit an independent agent or check online sites such as or Bundle your coverage. Buy several policies — home, auto, boat — from the same insurer to save up to 15 percent on all policies. The more business you do with your

insurer, the less chance your coverage will be dropped due to a single claim or a risky home location. — Raise your deductible. Going from $500 to $1,000 can save you up to 25 percent on the overall premium. — Clean up your credit report. An insurer viewing a mistake on your report could deny coverage or place you in a more costly price tier. — Maintain and upgrade your home. Fire and smoke detectors, burglar alarms and dead-bolt locks can cut as much as 20 percent off the premium. In storm-prone areas, add hurricane shutters and shatterproof windows. — Stay with your current company. If your insurer’s rates are competitive, you might save by staying. Companies often give discounts for loyalty. They also might be less likely to drop a longtime customer for one or two claims. — Do a home inventory

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Free ‘WaterSmart landscaping workshops in Ranch RANCHO SANTE FE— As water regulations and mandatory water conservation kick in, Santa Fe Irrigation District, in a cooperative effort with San Dieguito Water District and Olivenhain Municipal Water District, is holding a free landscape workshop from 9

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Hebrew school promises innovation, learning, fun RANCHO SANTE FE — In an effort to promote Jewish awareness and education,The Rancho Santa Fe Hebrew School is offering an environment where children can embrace their Jewish roots and gain a sense of Jewish pride, no matter their level of observance or affiliation. “There are many parents who are not ready to make the commitment to enroll their children in a full-service Jewish Day School,” Rabbi Raskin, director of the Chabad Jewish Center of RSF said. “The RSF Hebrew School offers a first taste of Jewish learning in a creative,

joyful, hands-on and interesting way.” The school says its curriculum is hands-on, creative and innovative. As an example, Hebrew reading is introduced through the nationally acclaimed Aleph Champion Program. Based on the martial arts motivational philosophy of color-coded levels and testing, Aleph Champ provides motivation and inspiration for RSF Hebrew School students. “Jewish values and Hebrew lessons are taught and brought down to the children in a way that no other Jewish Hebrew School has

been able to do,” parent Amy Cohen said. “I only wish my Hebrew school experience was as special as my daughter’s.” “Our school’s underlying approach is for the children to enjoy the time spent at Hebrew School so that they are left with positive experiences and a greater appreciation for Jewish education,” Morah Devorah said. The program, educators describe, is thus carefully blended with games, incentives, crafts, dramatics, family celebrations and other exciting extra curricular activities. The Rancho Santa Fe

Hebrew School also takes a unique approach to Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation through its Bar/Bat Mitzva Clubs. The club prepares the Bar/Bat Mitzvah by fostering awareness that the Jewish milestone is only the beginning of Jewish life. The Rancho Santa Fe Hebrew School welcomes every Jew, regardless of reli-

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cle parked on Arroyo Drive in Encinitas was reportedly burglarized sometime between 6 p.m. July 28 and 6:30 a.m. July 29. MUST BE A TREND A vehicle parked on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach was reportedly burglarized sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 2.

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A report for the week of July 28, 2009 to Aug. 4, 2009


STOLE THE AX An Encinitas residence on Via Sarasan was reportedly burglarized around 1 p.m. July 30 of a $4,000 guitar and miscellaneous jewelry. TOO YOUNG A juvenile was arrested around 8:45 p.m. July 30 on Via De Fortuna in Rancho Santa Fe for alleged DUI, hitand-run with property damage, evading police and driving without a license. MEN ASSAULTED Two men were reportedly assaulted around 7:30 p.m. July 31 on Valley Avenue in Solana Beach. LEXUS STOLEN Someone reportedly stole a Lexus SUV valued at $30,000 from El Cielito in Rancho Santa Fe sometime between 10:15 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8:15 a.m. Aug. 2. BLING STING A residence on Camino Del Mar in Del Mar was reportedly burglarized between 1 and 3 p.m. July 28 of electronics and $1,700 worth of jewelry.

Someone reportedly stole guns and swords from a residence on Calle Cobre in Carlsbad July 31. HOME BURGLARIZED An Oceanside residence on Marvin Street was reportedly burglarized sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. July 30. WELCOME TO CALI The California Welcome Center on North Coast Highway 101 in Oceanside was reportedly burglarized around 8 p.m. Aug. 1 by a perpetrator who used a sledge hammer to gain access. NOT SO SMOOTH The Smoothie King on South Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos was reportedly robbed around 7:30 p.m. July 31 of $501.64.

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ENCINITAS Petty Theft 2, Burglary 2, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 3, Robbery 0 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 2, Burglary 2, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0

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CARLSBAD — John Cottingham was recently named the honorary chairman for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s “Havana Nights” annual gala. Cottingham has served as the chairperson of his company, Life Technologies’, annual Global Volunteer Day, in which all of its employees JOHN worldwide participate in vol- COTTINGHAM unteer activities arranged at the local level.

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Team penning event set at Del Mar Fairgrounds DEL MAR — The excitement of the 2009 Teens, Jeans & Dreams Team Penning Event comes to the Del Mar Race Fairgrounds Arena on Sept. 12. Sponsorships and VIP dinner boxes are available with general admission $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a special VIP sponsor cocktail reception and silent auction, with the main event beginning at 6 p.m. For more information and to register for this event, contact (858) 759-3298. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Re, CA 92067. The event is being hosted by the Friends of San Pasqual Academy. For more information, call (858) 7593298. Committee members include Lois Jones, Dagmar Helgager, Teri Summerhays, Kathy Lathrum, Carole Markstein, Heidi Hollen, Karen Ventura, Julie Krone, Carol Tager, Anne Mc Cabe, Marie Zarrabian, Joanie Spence, Marcy Gehrke, Patty Brutten, Jenn Marun, Gene Ventura, Tina Caldwell, Nicole Johnson, Bill Mc Nally,

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their favorite riders at the Teens, Jeans and Dreams Team Penning Event held this year on Sept. 12 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Courtesy photo

Connie McNally, Lauren Greider, Ann Boon and Nina Williams. A “Calcutta” will be conducted before the competition begins. This provides the opportunity to purchase a team that one feels will win the competition. Come cheer or bid on riders that are from other disciplines, which include dressage, hunter/ jumper and saddleseat. So what does a young rider need to be part of a team penning event? It’s

harder than it sounds. First, you’ll need three riders and three horses to make a team. Penning horses have to be well-trained. Team penning horses will generally be of stock type, but any horse can pen. Next, 30 head of cattle are released into the arena. Each cow is numbered zero to 9 on its back, with three cows of each number. Riders start TURN TO PENNING ON 27

New recycling bins coming to downtown Del Mar area By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Hoping to increase recycling efforts as well as reduce clutter and upgrade aesthetics in the downtown area, City Council authorized staff to develop a pilot program with the Del Mar Village Association to enhance street amenities. “First and foremost, this is all about creating a recycling program,” interim Planning Director Brian Mooney said. Mooney began developing the program by looking at the existing containers in the city. “It’s a pretty diverse group of trash cans,” he said. “None of them allow for recycling.” He said many are outdated and have deteriorated since they were installed in the 1990s.

In the process, Mooney noticed an eclectic mix of benches and newspaper and bicycle racks, so he expanded the program and is using it as an opportunity to improve the look of the village area. Initially, 10 to 13 recycling cans would be placed on Camino del Mar between 12th and 15th streets. If the program is deemed successful based on collection data, the DMVA could apply for grant money to purchase additional bins. Jen Grove, DMVA executive director, said state money is earmarked for such programs, but there are hundreds of applicants. She said Encinitas received $85,000 last year for its beverage container recycling program.

Officials from that city recommended creating a pilot program to monitor how much is being diverted from landfills. That information could increase the chance of receiving state money. Grove said the Del Mar containers will be custommade and designed to discourage scavengers. Meanwhile, Mooney is developing the program, which he presented to the Design Review Board and Planning Commission, to add bicycle racks to the 15th Street corridor and varied but consistent street furniture throughout the area. “I think it’s a good idea, and it doesn’t cost us anything, and I hope it works,” Councilman Don Mosier said.

Still plenty of polo season left RANCHO SANTA FE — The 2009 Sunday Polo games continue through October. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. with the first game at 1:30 p.m. The Between Match Exhibition is at 2:30 p.m. The teams are introduced at 2:55 p.m. followed by a feature polo match with the first-ball throw in at 3 p.m. and the traditional divot stomp at 3:30 p.m. 7th Chukker entertainment runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday tickets and seating options include: — $25 reserved seat in VIP Members Club (Children $15) or $250 per

table (seats 10) — $25 reserved tailgating BYO Picnic with carload admission and parking — $10 adult general admission (children 12 abd under free with an adult) — $5 parking fee per car — Season table in VIP Members Club $3,000 (June to October) — Season Social Membership: $350 individual, $600 couple/family — Reserved polo picnic area for groups and special events The Gourmet Bistro is open from 1 to 5:30 p.m. (cash purchases) and the

Polo Bar serves cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Entertainment includes: — Children’s play area and Bounce House each Sunday — 7th Chukker entertainment follows the trophy presentation after the last match. Professional polo players put away their horses and come out to greet the spectators, in a relaxed social environment. — Artist Corner showing local and national talents For reservations, call (858) 481-9217, or e-mail

WRITER WITH A CAUSE Author Chris Epting of Huntington Beach stands beneath the sign at the intersection near Cholame, Calif., where James Dean died Sept. 30, 1955. Dean crashed his Porsche into a car that was turning left onto Highway 46. This spot is found in Epting’s book “James Dean Died Here: The Location of America’s Pop Culture Landmarks.” Courtesy photo

Wanna know the origins of the cheeseburger? Read this book As a kid, travel writer Chris Epting loved to watch Charles Kuralt’s “On the Road” series that aired on CBS television for 25 years. The award-winning program featured the roving reporter traveling the country’s back roads, interviewing offbeat people in out-of-the-way places. “I loved how he met people and gave them the opportunity to tell their sto-

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found out the inside scoop on each dealer. I found out one (I shall not say which) is on the verge of going out of business due to unfair treatment of employees and lack of professionalism, while the one right next to it is thriving with 33 cars sold in the month of July. I found out a new dealership just opened down the street. Not only did they find banks to finance with, this new car company even managed to turn a decent profit. Max Babelli is the owner of Babelli Motors. He was kind enough to share some inside scoop on his own business. Just to give you the back story, Max started his business in 1996. His love of cars as a hobby

inspired him to open his own dealership 12 years ago. He specializes in leases, consignment and carries a variety of “highline” vehicles and exotic cars. Max just recently expanded his showroom, giving him the billing of “The largest showroom in San Diego.” His tenacious business sense and love for the car industry has kept his business rock steady, while others might have faltered due to fear during the recession. Being a woman, I must admit to you I don’t know much about cars or how to buy one, so here are some direct tips from one of the most successful luxury dealers in San Diego:


Learn all you can about the cars you’re interested in — models, options and prices — before you walk into a dealership. That way, you’ll have a good knowledge base to work from. Always get a Carfax run on the car your interested in to check the history of the car. How can I shop for a car without feeling pressured to buy? Before you visit a dealership, call to find out if it has the car you’re interested in. Spend a little time on the phone with the salesperson. If you feel comfortable with him or her, make an appointment to see the car, but also indicate that you don’t intend to buy a car that day. If you still feel pressured to buy or are uncomfortable with the salesperson, or don’t believe you’re getting complete and honest information, take your business elsewhere. If you would like to find out more about Max Babelli and read more on his car tips, visit or call (858)-547-9190 to test drive your dream car. Thank you, Max for sharing your story with me. So please, let’s do each other a favor and start looking on a local level for improvements in the economy instead of trusting the nightly news. The media needs to stop preying on our fears and do their part to bolster the economy. My advice? Go test drive a car, visit some open houses on car-

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On July 26, Solana Beach Chiropractic was busy sponsoring the Surf Classic at the Polo Field. This was the first time in 23 years that a chiropractic venue was established on the premises at the Surf Cup. Dr. Cory Sartin shared some of his thoughts with me regarding that weekend: “One of the things that intrigued me was how much soccer was a family affair.As a sponsor looking into the craze of soccer fanatics, I noticed youth are absolutely passionate about soccer.” Solana Beach Chiropractic’s main goal is to educate families on the importance of spinal health. Their clinic is located right next to the Ross off of Lomas Santa Fe. Congrats on a successful fun weekend. On July 30, Delicias Restaurant informed me of plans to improve its wine list. Delicias plans to apply for the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence as soon as 2010. The build-up of Delicias’ wine cellar will be spearheaded by Tyler Williams, general manager. California-style wines created in California will be the focal point of the new additions. The announcement comes from owner Owen TURN TO MACHEL’S RANCH ON 25


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Frugal living can be a lot of fun. It’s empowering and can bring happiness to your life. It often becomes a game you can play as you challenge yourself to waste less and save more money. Fellow frugalista, Sue H. in Michigan, shares: “I love to sit in the backyard with my family around our yardsale fire pit, burning free sticks from the yard and eating sale food cooked outside while sitting on garage-sale chairs. My son plays his guitar and banjo purchased at the flea market, which he learned to play free on the Internet. If it’s not too dark, we like to read our library books by the light of our parkinglot-sale lanterns on our estate-sale picnic table. If we get cold, we put on our Salvation Army sweaters and drink hot chocolate out of our dollar-store mugs. If it gets too buggy, we go in our Big Lots screen house and play cards from the ‘free box’ at the yard sale. When we get bored, we read the paper the neighbor put in our box every week in exchange for Christmas baked goods and laugh at all the retail sale prices in the paper before we clip out all the coupons with the scissors we got from curbside shopping.” Beating that would be tough. What is the most frugal and fun thing you do? Here are three suggestions:

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AUG. 14, 2009

The Paso Robles West Side Story, Part Two FRANK MANGIO

Taste of Wine The previous column underlined the growing importance of Paso Robles as a major wine country with its more than 180 wineries emphasizing French Bordeaux and Rhone style wines. After nearly a weeklong visit, with mostly West Side wineries in my sights, more needs to be revealed about this fastest growing California favorite. The West Side is really those wineries west of Highway 101 and generally connected with State Highway 46 West. It is uncongested, rugged, hilly and much cooler, with the western boundaries just six miles from the Pacific Ocean. The wines are spectacular.You got an in-depth example of this when the celebrated JustinWinery and Vineyard was profiled. We

FINE WINE Ron Denner of Denner Winery in Paso Robles pours his top rated white “Theresa.” Photo by Frank Mangio

found out that a lot of Justin’s grapes are sourced from two nearby vineyards, so a visit to Denner Vineyards and Halter Ranch seemed to make sense.

Ron Denner has been at the winemaking business since 1997 on 156 acres of rocky, rolling hills on Vineyard Drive, a few miles from the 46

West. He prides himself on the ultra-premium Rhonestyle varietals that dot the wine list, including his “Theresa,” a white blend of Rousanne, Viognier, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. The 2007 vintage was applauded by Wine Spectator as one of the finest white wines in California. They called it “elegant and refined with pear, citrus and tropical notes … intense and focused.” I asked him how many grape varietals are grown at Denner. “Fourteen types of grapes are harvested here, and we can do that successfully because of the wide diversity of climate and soils,” he said. “The potential of Bordeaux styles like Cabernet and Merlot are limitless and best expressed by Justin’s Isoscles. We are now experimenting with Carmenere, a grape originally from Bordeaux and getting a reputation in Chile. My son Brian, who made wines for 10 years in Chile and is now our winemaker at Denner, introduced me to this exciting red wine.” Denner concluded our

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Go upscale at La Costa Resort and Spa’s BlueFire Grill DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate So I will admit up front that I’m not much of an upscale spa resort kind of guy. Don’t get me wrong, I get off on a good physical indulgence and pampering as much as the next guy, but I just find the smooth jazz atmosphere that permeates most resort type environments a bit white bread for my tastes. This coming from, as my son calls me, “a middle age white guy.” So I’m a walking contradiction. Keeps things interesting

right? And I’m not knocking white bread either, I actually prefer my BLTs on it. Anyway, with La Costa Resort & Spa practically in my backyard, and the memory of a very nice meal there a few years back, I thought it would be worth a revisit with “Lick the GINA Plate.” I must say, RODRIGUEZ La Costa Resort & Spa is a beautiful place and despite pulling up in the Artichoke Creative truck, we were greeted as enthusiastically as the couple in the Bentley in front of us. We were met by manager Joey Alfano who brought a

refreshingly real New York attitude to the table with his stories of driving a bread truck growing up in New York and years in Vegas managing bars and driving limos there. Good stuff Joey. The Bluefire space itself is stunning, with clean lines, warm earthy tones, multi fabric backs covering the booth seating, and a very spacious outdoor deck that overlooks a courtyard with live music, fire pits and custom fountains. The open kitchen is a treat for foodies to observe and we planted ourselves in front of it to watch Chef Gina Rodriguez conduct the kitchen like a symphony. Chef Rodriguez came to La Costa from the Ventana Room at the acclaimed Loews Ventana

New hair care line launches LA JOLLA — North County resident Lauren Otonicar launched her environmentally-friendly hair and skin care product line, Tonic, at the Solana Beach Cedros gallery of Aaron Chang on July 25. The brand is geared toward those who enjoy being outdoors, with UV inhibitors, free of sulfates and parabens and is designed for beach-goers and water enthusiasts who love sun,surf and style.The La Jollabased company has also brought on world-renowned surf photographer, Aaron Chang, to lead the visual marketing efforts on behalf of the brand. A self-professed surf and style junkie, Otonicar began to grow weary of dropping large sums of money each month on hair services to fix the damage left behind by the ravaging effects of the sun and salt water. After months of unsuccessful searching, Otonicar knew there was a void in the marketplace for high quality, high performance products that would not only give her

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culinary style she describes as Contemporary New American, which combines classical French technique with Spanish, Italian and Mediterranean influences. This eclectic combination is serving her well at Bluefire. We started with a seafood roasted Piquillo pepper stuffed with shrimp, scallops, herbs, ricotta cheese and a balsamic reduction lobster veloute. The soup was a really nice spring turnip and Yukon potato with smoked duck, English peas and basil pesto. We rounded out our starters with risotto pearl pasta with duck confit, Parmigiano reggiano and crispy sage. This was a great concept and I TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON 27

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Del Mar to limit downtown smoking By Bianca Kaplanek

DEL MAR — Prompted by continuous requests to prohibit smoking in the city’s new outdoor cafes, Del Mar council members directed staff at the July 27 meeting to create a code amendment that would significantly limit tobacco use throughout the downtown area. The existing ordinance, adopted in 1993, prohibits smoking in public areas, places of employment, city vehicles and day care facilities. Smoking is also not allowed at or near parks and beaches. Although the code has been amended several times, portions are now outdated as state laws have become more restrictive. Planning Manager Adam Birnbaum presented council with more than a dozen issues to consider as staff prepares to update the



Groom Christian theater group, directed 28 youngsters in grades seven through 12 in “Once Upon a Parable,” which he co-wrote with Allen Pote. The younger group performed “One More Chance: The Story of Jonah.”



changes made in architectural plans would be implemented in upcoming weeks. If not approved, construction would begin on the school as originally designed. “This is a difficult issue,” President Bill Beckman said. “I’m torn. On one hand, I commend the art


to have a mode of health care that can follow a person around despite their location and job. “One of the big problems we have is tying the health care to the employer,” Padilla said. “Create

ordinance. There was unanimous consent that the new law should ban smoking on city sidewalks and adjacent streets, in all indoor and outdoor portions of restaurants and bars as required by state law, on city-owned property and at or near bus shelters. Councilman Mark Filanc noted that many taxi drivers smoke outside their cars while waiting for fares, so the modified code will include a provision requiring vehicles to be smoke-free as a condition for licensing cabs to operate in the city. To the best of anyone’s knowledge, vending machines that sell tobacco products don’t currently exist in the city, but they will be prohibited under the amended code. Council members stopped short of banning smoking in outdoor areas of multiunit residential build-

ings. They also asked for more information before adding a provision that would require retailers who sell tobacco products to be licensed by the city. Neighboring Solana Beach recently amended its smoking laws to include such a requirement. Council members were sympathetic to businesses that may depend on smokers. But Barbara Gordon from the San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth presented results from an informal survey indicating smoke-free eating areas could actually attract rather than deter customers. Of 150 people recently surveyed in Del Mar, 148 said they would prefer eating outside when smoking is not allowed. “If you’re running a business and you depend upon smokers … I think you

have a problem to solve,” Councilman Don Mosier said. “I don’t think the city has to solve that problem.” Resident Rich Ehrenfeld agreed. “Food and smoking have nothing to do with each other,” he said. “In fact, they seem to contradict each other. So I hope that you guys are willing to make a bold, big statement at this point.” Mosier said he supports strict regulations primarily because of the dangers now associated with second-hand smoke. “You shouldn’t be exposed to health hazards while walking down the streets of Del Mar,” he said. Before final adoption, the amended ordinance will be presented at a future council meeting for a full public hearing and additional input.

Despite the long days, 13year-old Coronado residents Katy Gauvin and Torrey Henry said the camp was “really fun.” They especially liked blocking each scene and choreographing the dances. Kyle Fait, a 12-year-old from Scripps Ranch who was appearing in his fourth production with the group, said

he liked the funny lines in “Once Upon a Parable,” although memorizing them was hard. For Katy, the most difficult part was singing opera during the vocal workshops. “Those songs are tough,” she said. Nearly everyone agreed with Long that without a doubt, the most difficult chal-

lenge was putting the show together from start to finish in five days. “But the kids are doing very well,” Long said. “And it’s a lot of fun.” For the technical director, Rancho Santa Fe resident MJ Harris, the week leading up to the performance was actually pretty easy. “My big challenge is on production day,” he said.

jury. But I’m concerned about the precedent this sets. We don’t own the building. Why should our members pay for it (these improvements)?” The divided board began to lean toward guaranteeing the funds after school board member Scot Cheatham made assurances that the school board would help seek private donations

through fundraising efforts. “We’ve got fundraising going on for the Performance Arts Center and a playing field,” he said. “We’ll add this to those efforts.” Monies raised through fundraising efforts would offset monies guaranteed by the Association. Those assurances were enough to sway Director Tom Lang and Beckman into voting for the proposition to

guarantee the funds.The vote was 5-1, with Dick Doughty being the sole holdout. “This wasn’t easy,” Beckman said. “But we’ve had a good discussion and now we’ll all support this.” The school renovation is scheduled for completion in fall 2010. And now, when completed, the view from La Granada will be much enhanced.

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As the forum continued, the crowd began to more candidly address Bilbray. Many shouted out comments, slogans, statistics or questions in between pauses in speech by either Bilbray or someone addressing him. The crowd pressed him for answers, calling him out on what they said they per-

ceived as weak rhetoric or sidestepping issues. Regardless of whether the forum swayed anyone’s thinking, after the closing remarks, many stayed behind to speak with Bilbray, either to hear more of his ideas for a direction to head in, or to argue finer points about reform.


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— Relatives of two British convicted murderers, claiming a breach of “privacy” under the European Convention on Human Rights, filed lawsuits recently against the Greater Manchester Police over a crime-prevention campaign. High-profile gangbangers Colin Joyce, 29, and Lee Amos, 32, had been sentenced to long prison terms, and the GMP, trying to turn youths away from gangs, created computer images on billboards of the two men as they might look when they are released, sometime after the year 2040. Their families were outraged. (GMP


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Date: 07/21/2009; Amount: $3,195,000; Buyer: Jp Morgan Chase Bk; Address: 6739 Las Colinas, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $4,100,818; Land: $2,410,689; Tax: $43,492.20; Built: 1993; Features: 6-car garage,5 bed, 6 bath, 9482 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/20/2009; Amount: $0; Lender: Countrywide Funding Corp; Buyer: Butler Montgomery Family Trust; Address: 5650 San Elijo, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $435,793; Land: $126,488; Tax: $5,397.68; Built: 1956; Features: 2car garage, 3 bed, 3 bath, 3881 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 07/17/2009; Amount: $2,300,000; Buyer: Moon Trust; Address: 4316 Via Ravello, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $3,236,000; Land: $2,086,000; Tax: $34,576.46; Features: 4-car garage, 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 4374 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/14/2009; Amount: $1,715,000; Buyer: Shelly,Daniel & A Family Trust; Address: 5807 Lago Lindo, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $214,728; Land: $93,383; Tax: $3,045.46; Built: 1975; Features: 2-car garage,2 bed, 2 bath, 2637 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

Date: 07/10/2009; Amount: $2,575,000; Lender: Luther Burbank Savings & Loan; Buyer: Paul Debban; Address: 6458 El Sicomoro, Rancho Santa Fe; Assessed: $2,467,065; Land: $1,755,195; Tax: $25,730.28; Built: 1978; Features: 3-car garage,5 bed, 4 bath, 4820 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $1,545,000; Loan Type: Conventional; Rate: Fixed.

Date: 07/10/2009; Amount: $704,000; Buyer: G Willis; Address: 3720 Calle Cortejo, Solana Beach; Assessed: $712,302; Land: $385,922; Tax: $7,537.44; Built: 1988; Features: 2-car garage, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2129 sq. ft.; Loan Amount: $0; Loan Type: Conventional.

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AUG. 14, 2009

Men face their own range of health problems By Dr. Enrique Boquin

Across different cultures and throughout human history, most men have been active in support of their family.In doing so, it has been acceptable for them to ignore or minimize early signs of potential serious illness in order to continue with their role. Currently, we are facing tremendous challenges to maintain certain levels of health. The stress of the modern way of living limits us to the most important things to keep us healthy.

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for further deterioration increase considerably. Furthermore, the lack of a regular exercise plan, in part due to the increased conveniences of modern life, contributes to more decline of our mental and physical health. We keep on ignoring the well known principal that one ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.The days of mandatory yearly physical examinations are all gone; however,we must bear in mind that perhaps an examination every five years, or sooner if certain

symptoms, no matter how trivial, appear, will be reason enough to get us into a doctor’s visit. As we get older it is important to start checking out those conditions that are seen most frequently with increased age. Cancer of the prostate requires screening at age 50 or earlier if there is high risk for it, particularly if there is a family history of it. Abdominal aortic aneurysm must be looked for after the mid 60s. Cancer of the colon, when discovered early, has for the most part a favor-

able outcome. A check up looking for glaucoma (most common cause of blindness) is important after age 50. All in all it is extremely important to recognize that the best wealth that anyone can have is good mental and physical health. We must look for ways to protect it. Dr. Enrique Boquin is an Internal Medicine Physician at Vista Community Clinic. For more information or to make an appointment, call (760) 631-5000 or visit

Palomar program provides costly books to students SAN MARCOS — During these tough economic times, Palomar College has created a new way to help students get the often-expensive classroom books they need. The Palomar College President’s Associates (an auxiliary of the Palomar College Foundation), created a book-grant program to assist students.The group has granted $130,000 since 2007, providing students in-need with $100 vouchers to reduce the overall bookstore expense. Recently a new book-loanpilot program was announced by the foundation. The bookloan-pilot program has two cost savings elements.

Students, upon approval, can have an account set up to cover the cost of a publication through the bookstore with the agreement that the book is returned for others to use over the next couple of semesters. Additionally, students can review a lengthy list of books held at the library that will be accessible for an entire semester on a checkout basis. Even at the community college, the cost of a college textbook can be as high as $200, and some classes require more than one book.The book loan program will benefit from the efforts of the Campaign for Palomar

College; nearly 100 volunteers from the foundation reach out to its community members for much needed financial support for the College’s students, faculty and staff. The Foundation hopes to continue to raise additional funds through the fall of 2009. “Surprisingly, students are attempting to make it through a semester without purchasing the needed books due to the high costs. It’s our goal to ensure that students with limited resources have the appropriate tools to succeed at Palomar College,” President Associate Chairman Doug Barker said. This past spring semes-

ter, 2,937 books were checked out at the Palomar College library as a result of the President’s Associate’s library loan program. The goal is to secure more than $60,000 in unrestricted funds to support this program, which is supporting a student body that had grown to more than 33,000 this past year. “Students are my priority,” said Kim Hartwell the foundation’s scholarship coordinator. “A program like this takes some cooperation and we have been lucky to have the support of our faculty, the bookstore, and library personnel in getting this needed assistance effort underway.”

With the state of California facing a severe budget deficit, the foundation is determined to increase and improve resources its students. The book-loan pilot is one of the programs that will receive further funding through the foundation’s efforts. The funds raised by the President’s Associates support student scholarships and other financial needs of the college. For more information regarding Palomar College Book LoanProgram, contact the foundation office at (760) 7441150, ext. 2664 or go online

I-5 developers call power plant into question CARLSBAD — Signaling increased regional opposition to a second coastal power plant in North San Diego County, the San Diego Highway Development Association has announced it would oppose the NRG power plant project should it conflict with the plans to widen Interstate 5. The San Diego Highway Development Association recently submitted a letter to Carlsbad Mayor Claude A.

“Bud” Lewis, voicing its concerns about the proposed project’s potential conflicts with the widening of I-5. “The San Diego Highway Development Association would actively oppose the Encina Power Plant Expansion, if it would require a change of the alignment or in any way hinder the expansion of I-5 as currently planned by Caltrans,” said Steve Lutz, president of San Diego Highway Development

Association. NRG proposes to build a power plant along North County’s scenic coastline adjacent to I-5. The project would be located on the 95acre site of the existing Encina Power Station. For the foreseeable future, two power plants would operate at this site. Because of the site’s proximity to I-5, the project could disrupt plans to move forward with planned freeway improvements.

Caltrans has questioned the compatibility of the power plant with a widened I-5. The I-5 North Coast Corridor widening project would expand the freeway from eight to 14 lanes and add two new carpool lanes from La Jolla to Oceanside. The improvements would occur in the 26-mile stretch between Mira Mesa Boulevard at Interstate 805 and Genesee Avenue to Vandegrift Boulevard at

Camp Pendleton. San Diego Highway Development Association believes this project is a large component of the Regional Transportation Plan and a key link to ensuring the mobility of the highway system in North San Diego County. The San Diego Highway Development Association has been serving the county of TURN TO PLANT ON 27

Gallbladder removal leads to various complications Dear Dr. Gott: I had a cholecystectomy with a repair of the mistakenly resected common bile duct in 1996. Since then, I have experienced DR. GOTT a heavy sensation in the area of the operation scar after eatSecond Opinion ing. I also have loose bowel movements after most meals. I taken antacids and Peptohave eliminated beans, dairy Bismol but continue to have products, processed foods and the same feeling. My doctor

told me that my digestive system is not working properly. I do not want to depend on medications that may give me other side effects. Do you have any suggestions? Dear Reader: First, I need to clarify what a common bile duct and a cholecystectomy are. The common bile duct is a

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Athenaeum jazz at the Neurosciences Institute fall season announced LA JOLLA — The Athenaeum’s jazz program returns to The Neurosciences Institute this fall with three performances by some standout jazz artists. The series begins Oct. 7 with an evening of Brazilian bossa nova and contemporary jazz featuring vocalist Luciana Souza with guitarist Larry Koonse and bassist Larry Klein. Souza made her Neurosciences debut in September 2001 with Danilo Perez, and last appeared on the Athenaeum’s Jazz at the Studio series in March 2008. In 2008 she won a Grammy award for her contributions to the Album of the Year, Herbie Hancock’s “River—The Joni

Letters,” produced by Souza’s husband and bassist, Larry Klein. Of her latest CD, “Tide,” Billboard magazine wrote, “Souza continues her journey as a uniquely talented vocalist who organically crosses genre borders. Her music soulfully reflects, wistfully regrets, romantically woos,joyfully celebrates.” On Nov. 17, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles, and Bob Mintzer will appear as a quartet. Erskine and Pasqua appear at the Athenaeum for the first time since their fall 2007 performance celebrating the release of their Grammynominated trio CD Standards. For this concert they are joined

by bassist Darek Oles, whose many Athenaeum appearances have included concerts with Charles Lloyd, Lee Konitz, Billy Childs, Bennie Maupin and his own co-led Los Angeles Jazz Quartet.Tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer — well known as a longtime member of top jazz fusion band Yellowjackets, as well as leader of his own Grammy-winning big band — rounds out this group. The series concludes Nov. 28, with a special performance by the Mike Wofford New York Trio, featuring famed San Diego-based pianist Wofford with two of his favorite New York-based musicians, drummer Alvester Garnett and

bassist Gregory Ryan.Wofford’s last Neurosciences appearance as a leader, in fall 2003, produced the pianist’s critically acclaimed trio CD, Live at Athenaeum Jazz. DownBeat called him “one of the outstanding pianists of our time.”Raised in San Diego,Wofford’s first professional performances date to the 1960s.From the 1970s to the 1990s, Wofford toured internationally with artists such as Lee Konitz, Benny Carter, and Zoot Sims, and as pianist and music director for both Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. Wofford has led a number of top-flight trios over the years, and for this concert,he is joined by two New York musicians.

These concerts are part of Performing Arts at The Neurosciences Institute, a series of events presented in the Institute’s auditorium for the benefit of the community. This series is supported in part by the city of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the county of San Diego. All concerts are at 8 p.m. at The Neurosciences Institute, 10460 John Jay Hopkins Drive. Cost for the series is $69 for Athenaeum members, $84 for nonmembers, or single concerts at $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit for information.



Symphony set for fall season LA JOLLA — Start the fall season with classical music at the season-opening concert by the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 and a 3 p.m. matinee Nov. 1 at the Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive. As an added bonus, a free pre-concert lecture is offered one hour prior to curtain. The 55th season of La Jolla Symphony & Chorus opens with music from the extremes of Bartok — his “Romanian Folk Dances” and the “Miraculous Mandarin Suite.” The two pieces frame Osvaldo Golijov’s “Three Songs for Soprano” performed by Susan Narucki in her debut with the orchestra. The program concludes with Beethoven’s “Seventh Symphony.” Steven Schick conducts. Parking is free and ticket costs run from $15 to $29. Call (858) 534-4637 or visit

Delicias looks for wine award RANCHO SANTE FE — Delicias Restaurant has unveiled plans to improve its wine list. So much so, that it plans to apply for the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence as soon as 2010. The award, given to restaurants that exemplify a well-chosen selection of quality-produced wines, along with a thematic match to their food-style, has never been on the radar for the restaurant. The second-tier award usually combines vintage depth, with several vertical offerings of top wines, or excellent breadth across several wine regions according to Wine Spectator. Delicias plans to compliment its California fresh menu by adding 400 labels to its temperature-controlled cellar. Tyler Williams, general manager, will spearhead the build-up of Delicias’ wine cellar. Californiastyle wines created in California will be the focal point of the new additions. The announcement comes from owner Owen Perry. “This new focus is part of our continuous pursuit to provide our guests the best dining experience possible,” said Perry, a Rancho Santa Fe local. “This is a great time to be buying wine, and we will pass that saving on to our customers.” Chef Knowles’ new California-fresh menu begins with daily visits to Chino Farms and other local and organic farms. Nightly specials showcase TURN TO WINE ON 25

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Rancho Santa Fe Community Center begins sign-up for range of classes RANCHO SANTA FE — This fall, the Community Center has a new lineup of programs for the entire family. Some new classes and events include sailing, Wild Woodshop, Cool Cooking, open drop-in Saturdays, Acting for the Stage, Kids Caravan on Cotillion Nights and more. The center also offers its staff-led Rancho Wranglers & Rangers, a 17-

day Kindertime program beginning Sept. 3, with transportation from Solana Santa Fe School. Important September activities you won’t want to miss are the Back to School Bash on Sept. 11, Family Movie Night on Sept. 25, and the Secure Child ID program on Sept. 23. Boys’ Junior Dunkers Basketball League begins its pre-season training on Sept. 8. Finally,

Carlsbad residents Michael and Brenda Doyle, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College’s School of Business. The degree was awarded in May 2009.

the “marketing gimmicks and hyped up diet plans, miracle weight-loss supplements and pharmaceutical company propaganda,” and exploring his “eight reasons” behind being overweight and unhealthy. For more information, visit www.drsardone. com.

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COAST CITIES — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Pacific Southwest Chapter inducted KOCT Executive Director Tom Reeser into its Silver Circle. The Silver Circle is open to individuals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry, or in TV journalism education, advertising, promotion and public relations. The candidates must also have made a significant contribution to Pacific Southwest television.

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CARMEL VALLEY — Carmel Valley resident Michael R. Sardone, chiropractor and founder of the Do It Right Health and Fitness program, has published “The Naked Truth: Overweight, Overwhelmed and Confused,” aimed at helping sort out all



club will feature a Powerpoint slideshow by Elaine Bryscar on wireless internet security. Visit or call (760)631-8279 for details.

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SPARE A DIME? Friends of the Encinitas Library will present DimeStories at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive,Encinitas. DimeStories are compelling narratives – some fictional, some factual – that are three-minutes long. For details, call the library at (760) 944-7294.

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CLASSIC RIDE The 11th annual Encinitas Classic Car Cruise Night will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Encinitas Smog Test Only Center, 682 S. Coast Highway 101. Classic cars will line Highway 101, and there will be “best of” awards distributed by the evening sponsor, Rancho Auto Body. Call DEMA at (760) 943-1950) or visit to learn more. NETWORK! The Rancho Santa Fe Business and

DEL MAR — The Jennifer Adams Design Group, announced the launch of a new division focusing on sustainable projects. The new division will be headed by Julie Pierce, a LEED-accredited interior designer. “Being sustainable, responsible and designing smarter, more efficient spaces is in high demand,” said Jennifer Adams, president the design group.

Helping hand

CARLSBAD — BellaMar Concierge, Inc. was founded by Mara Hoover in January 2009.The company offers specialized services including organizing overseas trip itineraries and managing clients’ homes while they are traveling, taking care of their pets, working as their security system point of contact, and even having their fridge stocked and a meal ready when they

Professional Women’s Networking Group will hold its monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20,The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe. The cost for the luncheon is $35, and Liz Goodgold, branding expert and author, will speak. Make reservations by the Monday prior to the meeting by calling Betty Potter at (760) 753-7644.

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Encinitas Guitar Orchestra will be performing island, tropical and Latin music at 8 p.m. Aug. 21, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive, Encinitas. The summer guitar orchestra, directed by Peter Pupping, features 10 guitars, harmonica, bass, ukulele, guest singers and percussion. Call the church at (760) 753-1026 to learn more. MORE POLO The Sunday season at the San Diego Polo Club will continue with gates open at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 14555 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe. Polo matches and entertainment continue until 7 p.m. For details or reservations, call (858) 481-9217 or e-mail

fourth- through eighthgraders can sign up for a trip to the Rose Bowl on the Sept. 29 to watch as the UCLA Bruins take on the Kansas State Wildcats. Adult activities include yoga, Pilates, open gym volleyball and social events. The center also offers health and wellness programs, including free prostate cancer awareness and breast cancer awareness seminars.

Although most programs begin Sept. 8, the Center’s Program Guide offers a complete listing of dates, times and detailed activity descriptions. Program Guides have been mailed and are available at the Community Center. Online registration is available 24 hours a day at For additional information, call the center at (858) 756-2461.

arrive home. It also provides personal organizing services and plan personal and corporate events and more. Call (760) 681-7321 or visit www.bella

August, showing his art at 947 S. Coast Highway 101. A portion of all sales goes to Photocharity that supports The Storefront, a shelter for homeless teenagers in the Hillcrest District.

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SOLANA BEACH — Designer and owner Elisabeth King launched King Kouture boutique at 437 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite. 116 on Aug. 3. King’s fashions draw inspiration from the modern-day North County woman, and are one-of-a-kind pieces.

Fresh venture

CARMEL VALLEY — Carmel Valley real estate agent Robbi Campbell is unveiling Robbi Campbell Properties, teaming with the brokerage firm Windermere Exclusive Properties owner Steve Rodgers and office manager Dixie Courtney As part of Campbell & Cohen for eight years, their team was voted No. 1 Real Estate Team in Carmel Valley/Del Mar four years in a row.

August artist

ENCINITAS — Kevin Anderson has been named as St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro Artist of the Month for

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Turnaround, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for people to turn their lives around, will present A Night In Greece at 6 p.m.Aug. 22, St. James Community Hall, 625 South Nardo Ave., Solana Beach. Authentic, traditional Greek food prepared by Greek chef Anthony Petroulias.To reserve tickets, call (858) 350-6002.

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FORE CASA KIDS The 10th annual FORE the Casa Kids golf tournament will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 24, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Casa de Amparo, a San Diego private nonprofit agency treating and preventing child abuse. Call Keely Tidrow at (760) 754-5500, ext. 28, e-mail, or visit to learn more.


DIVORCE HELP “Divorce Hurts, We Care,” a Divorce Care Support Group, will be through Sept. 14, Horizon Christian

CARLSBAD — Prudential California Realty’s La Costa office announced the addition of Realtor David Dailey. Call (760) 683-443 or visit

Good year

CARLSBAD — Bryan and Allison Devore of Prudential California Realty’s La Costa office are having their best year ever having helped 27 people buy and sell homes in the North County area, already breaking their 2008 record. Call (760) 908-3838 or visit

New homes

LA COSTA — KB Home has opened Avellino, a new collection of town homes in the La Costa Greens masterplan community built to Energy Star standards, above the La Costa Resort and Spa golf course. The homes are priced from the low $500,000s. For more information, call (888) 524-6637 or visit

Fellowship, Rancho Santa Fe. Call (858) 756-5599 for details. FIND THE MUSE The Carlsbad Art District Honors Show will display artwork celebrating the “Journey of Artists” through Sept. 7, Village Faire Plaza fountain area, 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. The gallery hours will be noon to 8 p.m. daily. Concert hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays and 4 to 7 p.m.Thursdays to Saturdays. For details, visit FOOD ISSUES Food Addicts Anonymous meets Mondays at 11 a.m. St. Michael’s Church, Room 4, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad. The group uses a 12step recovery program to change the way participants act, think and feel about food. For details, call (760) 433-0886 or visit SHIFT “Shifting into your new consciousness,” is an ongoing weekly group experience in eight-week segments in Encinitas. The group is taught and facilitated by Jane Ilene Cohen. Cost is $327. Call (760) 753-0733 to register and for directions, or visit ional_Group.html.



great opportunity to serve the community,” Beckman said. “We need to recruit. We need people to serve on our committees and eventually on the board.” Former board Director Bob Spears bade farewell to the board of directors on Aug. 6. Spears and his family have lived in Rancho Santa Fe for the past nine years, but will be moving to Sioux City, Iowa. Spears has accepted the position of CEO in a company that does robotic assembly of food products. “I know how much work this board does and I’ve come to say goodbye,” Spears said. He made it clear he hopes to return someday to Rancho Santa Fe. “We wish you well and thank you for all the work you did,” Beckman said.



deliberation, because four of the jurors were bent from the start on a not guilty verdict, Prosecutor Brendan McHugh told the court in his argument against the motion for a new trial. McHugh attributed the outcrying from the four jurors as “buyer’s remorse” for their decision to convict Crishan of the voluntary manslaughter of his longtime friend Herman Wiesemeyer, 67, and the attempted murder of Matthew Vivian in Wiesemeyer’s Escondido home on Parktree Lane on Feb. 18, 2007. Both Vivian and Crishan rented rooms from Wiesemeyer. Crishan, a former Las Vegas concert violinist, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison. Pressman set a Sept. 24 readiness conference. Both attorneys said they would retry the case if needed.



loan is not renegotiated, a balloon payment of $3,245,588 will be due in November 2011. Council members said they would make a final decision on retiring the debt by this November, when the interest rate on the current loan is scheduled to reset. Until then, community input on all options is being sought. “No offense intended towards the fundraisers (who) have worked their hearts out … but it’s pretty clear that we’re not going to be able to raise the amount of money necessary to retire the debt,” Hilliard said. “I personally have heavily supported the (campaign) with my wallet and by sponsoring a fundraiser, so my sentiments as a resident are well-known. But when it comes to being a council member I have a different responsibility. … It’s up to the community at this point to decide what they want to do.”

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major support to get on their feet and build a bright future,” said Kathryn Vaughn, president of Just in Time. “ The dedicated volunteers of Just in Time for Foster Youth want to improve the odds of success by giving these young people the tools and guidance they need to compete.” Colleges these former foster youth will be entering include UCLA, UCSD, UCBerkley, Pratt Institute, Loyola

University Chicago, UC-San Luis Obispo, San Diego State, San Francisco State, Humboldt, Point Loma Nazarene, Cal State Fullerton,Cal State San Marcos, Cuyamaca Community College, Grossmont Community College, Mira Costa Community College, Southwestern Community, San Diego City College, and Palomar Community College. Just in Time for Foster Youth supports the former foster children of San Diego County and depends on donations from the community. Visit www.jitfoster for more information.



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as well as landscape plan reviews and fire protection plans. “I enjoy working with homeowners and homeowner association’s planning for community wildfire risk reduction,” Scott said. “My goal is to beautify their property or neighborhoods while reducing the risk of a wildfire burning their homes down.” The fire district employs two fire prevention specialists who are tasked with conducting fire inspections, plan reviews and code enforcement. John Jerome served as a volunteer firefighter for five years prior to being hired as a fire prevention specialist nine years ago. “When I started with the district, we were a small residential community with very little commercial occupancy,” Jerome said. “Today we have 20 communities of tract homes, an entire industrial park, shopping center, and

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Perry. “This new focus is part of our continuous pursuit to providing our guests the best dining experience possible,” said the Rancho Santa Fe local. “This is a great time to be buying wine, and we will pass that saving on to our customers.” For more information, call Delicias at (858)-7568000. On Aug. 4,Time 2 Shine, a new, beautifully renovated dance and fitness studio with a retail boutique, opened in the heart of 4S Ranch in the 4S Ranch Village in San Diego. They will be offering unique classes for the entire family in Pilates, Yoga, Dance Fitness, Music and Ballet technique. They have a class for any age and all levels of dedication to the art of dance and fitness. Early registration is available at Register online and receive one week of free classes! Founded by Jennifer Miller, a dancer and certified Pilates instructor with 20 years of experience, Time 2 Shine is committed to bringing its students the best instructors and the highest standards in train-


ing the Sharks 5-6 with Coughlin, Bruce, Schwartz, Gatto and McSkimming successfully converting penalty kicks and Viboch saving the Shark’s last attempt. In pool play, Attack had a 0-3 loss to the same Wolfpack team and went on to defeat

Arsenal S Red 5- 0. Scoring for the Attack were Gausepohl, who was able to score off a free kick, and DeArmas put up a pair of goals. Port also scored twice, and one was a rebound off the post shot by midfielder Glatthorn. The Attack finished in second

ing. Jennifer is proud to offer a ballet program affiliated with the San Diego School of Ballet and has particular emphasis for children on future career training. Being affiliated with San Diego School of Ballet provides Time 2 Shine dancers with the opportunity to be a part of San Diego Ballet’s Nutcracker and student concerts. For more information, visit or call (858) 675-0772. Good luck and happy dancing! On Aug. 5, John Pabst invited me to stop by at his Grand Opening Party located behind the fabulous gates of the Crosby. If you were lucky enough to make it by, you could’ve entered for a chance to win a trip to Quivira, Los Cabos. Champagne and fine wine was served with strawberries and a mixed assortment of cheese, while guests mingled in this newly built custom home by builder Jim Duncan. Find out who won this trip in the next “Machel’s Ranch.” In case you are wondering, I didn’t enter because it just didn’t feel right since I was only there to snap photos! I’m still dreaming of a house in the Bridges though.

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Minn., in July and charged with another episode of breaking into a gym facility and slashing numerous large rubber exercise balls. He had acknowledged a sexual urge to slash that type of ball following a conviction in 2006 for cutting up 70 balls in three incidents at the University of Minnesota


On Aug. 19, Ameriprise Financial is inviting you to attend “Women and Investing,” at the Del Mar double Tree Hotel at 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker Lauren Sanchez will be educating women on how to invest wisely with their finances (I would love to go to this). Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served during the seminar. Please RSVP by Aug. 17 at (858) 259-3002. Women, if are like me ... run to this event! On Aug. 23, don’t forget to bring your hats to one of the ritziest events this season — The Country Friends, “Hats and Flats.” The Rancho Santa Fe News is proud to be co-sponsoring this event located at the San Diego Polo Club, off of El Camino Real. For more information, please contact The Country Friends at (858)-7561192. In my next column, find out which personal fitness trainer has the right balance between mind and body and why it’s necessary to consult a nutritionist when you go on a weight program. If you have a fun event you would like Machel Penn to cover, contact her at

slowly. Store in glass jar. To use, add 1/2 cup to bathwater. Enjoy a bubble bath with candles, relaxing music and a good book. Or look for a secondhand paraffin spa. You can find them pretty cheap because it has been more than seven years since it was a hot trend. The auction site eBay has multiple listings between $5 and $20. One reader, D.J. in Massachusetts, shares her home-salon fun time spent with her daughter: “Picture a 6-year-old with nail polish. Yup. My daughter loves to give me a ‘fancy smancy’ hand massage with

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Many local activities are free or fairly cheap, such as the library, nature center, fishing, petting farm, festivals, community concerts, fruit picking, matinees, farmers’ market, bike paths and parks. Check library bulletin boards or your local newspaper or city’s Web site. You’ll often find coupons or free passes for local events at your grocery store.

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these just-picked vegetables alongside ocean and farm selections paired with light dressings and summery sauces. Hand-cut pasta,risotto and vegetarian plates change daily based on these same hours-old Fetishes on Parade ingredients. For more information on Christopher Bjerkness, TURN TO MORE ODD FILES ON 28 the restaurant, call (858) 75631, was arrested in Duluth, 8000 or visit its Web site at lotion and then paints my FRUGAL LIVING nails.” CONTINUED FROM 19 resource for dog-walking, ball-playing and picnics. Said the local union’s president, in July, of the neighbors’ effort: “You could use the word ‘scab.’”



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loved the combinations but it came out dry and lacking flavor. I will definitely give it another shot next time around and was OK with one miss. We shared a Tat Soi and frisee salad with California goat cheese, creamy orange balsamic dressing and a fun hazelnut Florentine. For those unfamiliar, Tat Soi is an Asian variety of field mustard grown for greens. Our entrees were very solid with a Muscovy duck breast and Colorado Rack of Lamb. The duck came with roasted garlic pommes, sautéed pea tendrils, steamed baby carrots, baby turnips, and a blood orange gastrique. It was nice to see a Muscovy duck on the menu as they tend to be meatier and heartier while still full of flavor. The Colorado rack of lamb was




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One recent renovation is the World’s Largest Shoe House in Hallam, Pa. This 25foot-by-48-foot shoe house was built in 1948 by an eccentric shoe manufacturer and was used as a honeymoon spot. Sixty years of harsh weather nearly did the landmark in, but Hampton employees and money came to the rescue. The company provided $20,000 to refurbish the shoe and give it new soul. Even if you never visit all the places Epting writes about in his books, the pages are a fascinating read. The author not only lists names and places, but gives us the story of so many things we take for granted. For instance, the concept of the self-serve grocery was born in 1916 in Memphis when the founder of Piggly Wiggly (you know this store if you’ve lived in the East or Midwest) pioneered the idea of shopping baskets and open shelves. And UHaul was invented in 1945 after Sam Shoen and his wife couldn’t rent a trailer to move from Los Angeles to Portland. Epting’s advice for traveling? Mix it up. “Visit the serious and the crazy for balance,” he said. “Crazy frivolous things are a part of pop American culture” — like the Popsicle. In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson of Alameda, Calif., mixed favored soda powder and water with a wooden stick and left it outside overnight. The next morning he realized he’d created something new. In 1933, Epperson applied for a patent for an “Epsicle.”The name was later changed because his kids called it “Pop’s ‘sicle.” To see a full array of Epting’s books, visit

“The Birthplace Book” (Stackpole Books; soft cover; $19.95). The book is more than a list of birthplaces of presidents and celebrities; it includes the dates and locations of the origin of things — like the American version of Irish coffee (1952; Buena Vista Café, San Francisco); Kentucky Fried Chicken (1930; 3890 S. State St., Salt Lake City); the cheeseburger (1934; 1801 Newburg Rd., Louisville); and Apple computers (1976; the garage at 2066 Crist Drive, Los Altos). “I’m very fortunate to have turned my hobby into my livelihood,” said Epting, a former ad man. “I’ve been doing it since I was a kid — always looking for things about popular culture and turning it into an adventure of finding things that aren’t marked. I love doing the detective work.” The author has found a fair share of birth places in California, including those of McDonald’s, the motel, the martini, the mai tai and Murphy’s Law. Hampton Inn & Suites discovered Epting’s books and asked him to help promote the hotel chain’s Save-aLandmark program, launched in 2000. He’s written much of the Web site’s material ( m), which includes both refurbished landmarks as well as others included in Epting’s books. The Save-a-Landmark, according to the company, is a campaign “dedicated to refurbishing historical, fun and cultural landmarks along our highways.” Employees provide the labor and the company donates the money — more than $2 million so far E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer livtoward the preservation of ing in North County. Tell her about your these quirky roadside gems. travels at


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marine protection services such as lifeguard patrols and beach maintenance. There is concern that a marine reserve designation could limit the ability to provide these daily services, the letter stated.



one end of the arena. When the judge says the timer is ready, all three riders take off toward the herd at the opposite end of the arena. As they pass the start line, the announcer calls out a number, zero to 9.


was a barracks for soldiers stationed at Camp Callan on Torrey Pines mesa. Following the war many of these buildings were donated and moved to communities through the County Board of Supervisors. Plans call for the kitchen and restrooms to be relocated. Sliding glass doors on the west wall will open into an outdoor patio. This area will provide a panoramic view of the ocean. Stephen Dalton Architects is assisting city staff in the redesign process.

Waste management board

The Governator has finally succeeded in axing the Integrated Waste Management Board that he


coaster. “The soil is the key here,” he yelled. “This is as close as you get to the limestone of the great Rhone Valley of France.” Halter does sell its own branded wines and I would recommend the 2006 Syrah blend, with Syrah, Malbec and Mourvedre. Other wineries worth noting are Tablas Creek founded by the Haas and Perrin Families from France, a world class Chateauneuf-Du-Pape style vineyard. After years of searching for just the right wine country for this style of wine, they found their location on the West Side of Paso Robles. Robert Haas and his son Jason are Rhone-style wine experts, Robert Haas was recently honored as Wine Industry Person of the Year. A small 40-acre winery to try is AJB Vineyards, with an Italian approach, growing Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Zinfandel. When you go exploring Paso Robles Wine Country, be sure to check out the palatial La Bellasera Hotel and Suites. Ask for one of the affordable suites with a whirlpool spa in the front

freeways, highways and streets. The Carlsbad Energy Center Project is a proposed 540-watt, air cooled power plant. Plans for the new power plant do not include tearing down the old power plant, which has been oper-

ating on California’s coastline for more than 50 years. Unlike older power plants that use ocean water for cooling, new power plants are air cooled and do not need to be built on the coast. NRG submitted an

Application for Certification to the California Energy Commission for the power plant in September 2007. The CEC — not the city of Carlsbad — has the authority to approve the project. A decision is expected later this year.

Until recently, Mosier said the city had little input into the process. He attended a July workshop in Santa Monica and a stakeholders meeting with Mayor Crystal Crawford and Pat Vergne, the city’s community services director and chief lifeguard. As a result, they said, task

force members are beginning to pay the city some attention. Longtime resident Tensia Trejo thanked Mosier “for taking care of us.” “I actually think they are going overboard,” she said. “I know there is endangered species, but I think this

bit of no fishing in the river — I’m against it. I grew up here. “I fished on the pier. I fished on the beach. I fished on the river. And guess what? The fish are still there.” Mosier said a final recommendation on the designated MLPA areas is due in December.

In team penning, the idea is to take three cows with the number called out by the announcer, then separate them from the rest of the herd and move them into a pen at the other end of the arena. The team then works to get all three cows with that number and bring them back to the pen within two and a

half minutes. And they can’t let more than five cows of other numbers cross the start line or the team will be disqualified. Any cows in the pen other than those with the called number have to be removed and sent back to the other side of the start line before time stops.A team can

receive a time for penning only two cows, but any team penning three cows, even with a slower time, will be ahead of you. And if your team pens no cows in the allotted time, you’ll receive no score. It’s as competitive as it sounds and a lot of fun to watch.

contends duplicates functions carried out by other state agencies and is a waste of tax $$$$$. He notes that termed out politicos serve on the board for which they receive $132,178 annually. The agency was eliminated during the budget process. Its 450 employees were transferred to other departments.

tions became heated and burst into flames. None of the ladies were hauled off to the clink and there were no reports of any attendees being pepper sprayed. The candidate did not use a bull horn to address the crowd. It was indeed festive and a good time was had by all.

in the Encinitas Ranch shopping center has started the expansion process by filing preliminary documents ... Preview reception for An American Dream will be held Aug. 29 at O’side Museum of Art ... And whatever happened to the Cardiff specific plan initiated eight years ago?

Festive but not noisy

Congressional candidate Francine Busby held a grand opening of her Cardiff campaign headquarters recently and it was a festive but quiet affair that did not reach the noise decible or at least no one complained. There was no watchful helicopter hovering above, not even a squad car in the vicinity, the cop dog had the day off, and there was no fire apparatus standing by in case conversa-

room complete with Roman columns and scenic backdrop. It fits four if you like company. When finished with your bath, robes are at your fingertips. A dining experience awaits in the Enoteca Restaurant and wine bar, with an extensive list featuring, of course, Paso Robles Wines. For more, access Be sure to navigate the new wine country Web site at It is a virtual experience unlike any other I have seen.

Wine Bytes

— Downtown Fallbrook has its next Wine & A Bite Artwalk from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Stroll, nibble and taste Fallbrook Winery at participating stores. The cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call (877) 4513282 for details. — WineSellar and Brasserie in Sorrento Valley is presenting a Mod vs. Traditional Chardonnay Tasting from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15. Six wines offered for a $32 fee. Reservations can be made by calling (858) 450-9557. — A Sights and Sips Hornblower San Diego Cruise is coming Aug. 22


Movers & shakers of the recently restored and popular San Dieguito Lagoon report growing populations of fish and wildlife that can be viewed from a former bridge that has been turned into an overlook ... The big noise about a balanced state budget should have a footnote included indicating it’s only a temporary fix and the Golden State will be in the same financial mess come the first of the year ... Target

from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It’s a floating happy hour with four different wine tastes. The cost is $30 each. Call (619) 955-8884 for more information. — Reds, Whites and Green, a Culinary Adventure, happens from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo. It’s an elegant fundraiser with gourmet foods, fine wines, microbrew, health and wellness services and products, to benefit the Poway School District. The cost is $45 per person in advance, and $50 at the door. Call (858) 6682273 for details. — Orfila Winery in Escondido celebrates its annual Grape Stomp from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29. There will be grape stomping in huge old wine barrels, full dinner buffet, wine tasting and dancing to live music. Meet Don Reha, the winemaker. The cost is $85 each. Tickets can be purchased at (877) 727-9463 or online at Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at (Average Google certified 900 visits per day) He is one of the top five wine commentators on the Web. Reach him at

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS but after 13 years of suffering, it may be your best option. I urge you to speak to your physician and request a referral to a gastroenterologist for a second opinion.This type of physician specializes in disorders that affect the digestive tract. To provide related information, I am sending you copies of my Health Reports “Constipation and Diarrhea” and “An Informed Approach to Surgery.” Other readers who would like copies should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a check or money order for $2 per report to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title(s).

as the body adjusts, they lessen or disappear. Since it has been many years since the surgery, the symptoms may never completely leave. I assume that you have been tested and examined by your surgeon or physician for the presence of scar tissue or other abnormalities in the surgical area. If you have not, you should be. As for the loose bowels, I suggest you try adding more fiber to your diet. This can be achieved through an increased intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, fiber cereals or the addition of supplements, such as Metamucil or Benefiber. You may also benefit Dear Dr. Gott: Please inform from over-the-counter antidiarrheal medication such as Imodium your readers that consuming potaor Digestive Advantage (Crohn’s toes with a greenish tint could be toxic and cause illness. and Colitis or IBS formulas). I understand your position of Dear Reader: This is true. It is not wanting to rely on medication,


that he used a dangerous weapon, a BB gun, to commit the crime is attached to the criminal complaint, which adds one year to his potential sentence. If convicted, Johnson faces up



Trench Wars, a lineman event consisting of six strength and agility challenges. The TPHS lineman were champions of Trench Wars, winning two of the six challenges. Senior Robbie Rodriguez was named Most Valuable Player. According to Defensive Lineman Coach Chas Doerer, as defending champions it was harder for the team to capture two consecutive titles. “I was really surprised to win again,” Doerer said. “It was difficult.



the garage difficult. The staff report states the request doesn’t include physical changes to the property. The only minor deviation is that the specific plan prohibits table service — a provision that makes monitoring alcohol consumption difficult, according to the Alcoholic Beverage Control. The center of the plaza would remain open public space, as stipulated in the specific plan. Interim Planning Director Brain Mooney said because the requests are consistent with the existing specific plan, council approval is not required, however, he presented the item because minor deviations have historically been reviewed by council members. He said in most cities, the interpretation of the specific plan is


also true that the amount of green potatoes that would have to be consumed in a single serving before a person would get sick is large. According to one report a 100pound person would need to consume about one pound of fully green potatoes before adverse effects would be seen. So, while this is a technical truth, there is very little risk of consuming enough of the offending product to cause a problem. It is also hard to get your hands on green potatoes unless you grow your own or store them improperly. Don’t worry too much about green potatoes.You stand a greater chance of becoming sick by consuming undercooked meat or seafood. Doctor Gott is a practicing physician and the author of the book “Live Longer, Live Better” (Quill Driver Books,; (800) 605-7176). Write him at Dr. Gott c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

to six years in prison, his attorney James Fox said outside the courtroom. Fox said from his understanding, the BB gun was unloaded at the time of the robbery. Additionally, he said there may be a surveillance video available from the golf course.

“We’re going to be reviewing the evidence,” Fox said. Johnson’s mother, who attended the brief hearing, declined to discuss the charges against her son. Littlejohn set Johnson’s preliminary hearing for Sept. 17. His next schedule court appearance is an Aug. 28 readiness conference.

People are always looking for (the returning champions) to make mistakes. It was really hard not to make mistakes.” Riding their teammates’ wave of success, the specialists competed in the passing tournament over the next two days. Torrey Pines went 5-1 before the championship game.They suffered their first loss early in the tournament, but narrowly defeated several tough competitors thereafter. On July 11, Torrey Pines was deservingly named champion of the Redwood Passing Tournament following a 24-0 win over Mt. Whitney High School. With their second

championship in one weekend, Torrey Pines made tournament history as the first school to ever capture both titles in one year. According to Doerer, breaking such records is never a bad omen. “It’s not the ultimate predictor (for the season), but it’s a great achievement and great way to start,” Doerer said. “I believe this is a very talented team.” Undoubtedly a good sign, the team’s landmark wins in Visalia are only the start of what Torrey Pines hopes to be a successful season, beginning on Sept. 4 at their home game against Sunnyside High School

made by the Planning Department. John Kerridge, vice chairman of the Planning Commission and the only resident to address council on the item, disagreed. “I believe that this should have come to the Planning Commission.” Kerridge said. “I don’t think it’s quite as straight forward as Mr. Mooney made it seem. “I think the word interpretation here is a semantic minefield because, in fact, this is an interpretation that’s going to lead to action.”Kerridge said the open space was provided as an exceptional public benefit in exchange for the project being built. “I don’t think that public space … should just be traded away to make life easier for the Alcohol and Beverage Commission, which is what it boils down to here,” he said.“At the least the Del Mar public should get a say in whether their public space will

be used to facilitate the operation of the (ABC).” Kerridge also said valet parking should be voluntary. Councilman Mark Filanc agreed. “This is a sensitive subject,” he said. “I think that we’re trying to speed it up to make it happen quickly, and I’m not sure that I am prepared to jump through the hoops to make that happen without having some additional public discussion because I think parking is a huge issue here.” After a thorough review of the specific plan, Councilman Carl Hilliard said he supported the requests. “It makes perfect sense to me … to allow that to happen,” he said. Council opted to approve the expanded service request and address the valet parking issue at a future meeting without sending it to the Planning Commission for review.

pected of bringing 76 swallowed packets of cocaine into the country as a drug mule, despite a mighty effort to avoid being charged. Gulamhusein managed to control his bowels so well that it took three weeks for all the packets to pass.

ployment and homelessness) for several years after he learned he was not the father. In 2001, a court absolved him of the duty to make future payments, but the state interpreted that ruling as not affecting the overdue amounts from the past, and in 2008 jailed him.

Duluth. This time, 40 balls were damaged at a St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic West building. Police were told by a psychologist last year, after Bjerkness abandoned court-ordered therapy, that he “continues to be a risk to soci- Recurring Themes ety.” It should be well-known by now to Odd Files readers that a DNA test Least Competent Criminals disproving fatherhood will not necesRecurring Themes: (1) Lonnie sarily relieve a man of child-support Meckwood, 29, and Phillip Weeks, 51, obligations. Frank Hatley’s case is were arrested in Kirkwood, N.Y., in especially alarming. He was finally June after allegedly robbing the released in July in Cook County, Ga., Quickway Convenience Store. Their but only after having spent 13 months getaway ended about a mile from the in jail because he had missed a few crime scene as their car ran out of gas, payments for another man’s child. even though the Quickway is also a Hatley had paid conscientiously, gas station. (2) Hatim Gulamhusein, albeit incompletely, from 1987 to 48, was arrested at Toronto 2000, out of meager wages, and conInternational Airport in April, sus- tinued (even during periods of unem-

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Arrested recently and awaiting trial for murder: Jerry Wayne Damron, Taylorsville, N.C. (July); Edward Wayne Edwards, Louisville, Ky.(August); Anthony Wayne Thomas, Orlando, Fla., (June); Travis Wayne Baczewski, Austin, Texas (July). Indicted recently for murder: Heath Wayne Overstreet, Roanoke, Va. (July); John Wayne Boyer, Nashville, Tenn.(August); David Wayne Hoshaw, Norfolk,Va. (August).

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Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Be careful to weigh and balance all your major decisions, because if you make one in haste and put it into action, you could discover that it’s a major mistake you won’t be able to rewind. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — A long-neglected responsibility might rise like a giant wave and wash away any hopes you had to take care of it. What you lose could be greater than you anticipated. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be selective with regard to the person you choose to hang out with at this time. The wrong type could involve you in a situation that would put you at odds with a close friend. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Your entire household may tell you in no uncertain terms that it isn’t large enough for two strong-willed chiefs. You may be the one who has to remove a few feathers from the war bonnet. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You may be quite ardent at making your points, but that doesn’t mean they will be well received, let alone accepted. If you attempt to force your views on friends or family, you will be resented. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Be extremely watchful concern-


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COUNTERTOP ROTISSERIE) Good condition, extra pieces Black with glass front Fast, easy and delicious meals! Only $50 (760) 633-1078 (760) 633-1078 TOASTERS 2 white toasters with wide slots, 4-slice, $5.00, 2-slice, $3.00. (760) 721-2779

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Sporting Goods

ANTIQUE LINENS Beautiful handmade Swiss antique table linens, Equestrian & farm scenes, make offer 858-367-8264

HOT box of fifty hot wheels in original packaging. random models. $40 (760) 726-8491

NIKEVISION SPORT SUNGLASSES New, cost $140, sell for $65. (760) 9425692

LUGGAGE Black leather with fabric on wheels, 6 pieces (as well as one hanging folding garment bag), great for cruises. $150 OBO. (760) 944-6460

SNOWBOARDS Two boards 125.00 each (760)685-8222

AUTO COOL FAN, NIB As seen on tv solar powered ventilation system, $15 (760) 599-7219 AUTO HARP 36 strings, 15 dampers, Chrom A Harp, never used, perfect condition, $100. (760) 599-9141 BED SKIRT Brand new, Queen size, navy blue, tailored boxed pleated, $18. (760) 944-6460. BICYCLE PARTS Wheels, tires, seats, gears, brakes, bags, more. (760) 942-5692 BOYS CLOTHES SIZE 10-12 129 Pieces. Lots of designer and skate brand clothes. From $1 to $4 per piece. (760) 634-1420 BRONZE WARE with Rosewood handles from Thailand, 14 pieces, $30. (760) 944-6460 BURMESE JADE PENDANT Heavily carved on both sides; multi-colored; 2-1/2”L x 1-1/2”W $40 (760)599-7219 CAMERAS, LENSES & accessories from $1.00 - $25.00. (760) 757-5445 CANON CAMCORDER $195 NEW ES65 8mm video camcorder NEW (760)599-7219 CEILING LAMP Ideal living room den hanging ceiling lamp with chain 18” octagon, nice, $25. (619) 4209912. CLOTHES Men & Ladies, also extra large ladies dresses, all under $100. (760) 433-2321 DIRT DEVIL CAR VACUUM $7. (760) 599-9141 DUVET COVER King size, custom made, pale rose with extra bolted material, $100, mint condition, like new. (760) 944-6460. EXTERIOR DOORMATS with calvanized wire - SHEDLESS, 1/2 moon shape new, unused, $20 ea. (760) 9446460

MISC. ITEMS Laurel Burch purse, new with flower design, 16” W by 13” T, $20. Balinese puppet, 20” tall, $20. Balinese wood mask, $10. Mirror, wood framed, 14” W by 51” L, $10. Oval mirror, hand painted, white wood frame, 14” W by 17” T, $8.00. (760) 599-9141. PAINT SPRAYER works perfect, $45 OBO. (760) 632-8184. PANASONIC 18” Panasonic tv, black ($30) Technics casett player($20) Sonny fm/am receiver ($20) (760) 721-8250 PINECONES, FREE (760)599-7219 PLASTIC POTS Various sizes, good condition, all for $12 OBO. (760) 9446460 ROTOTILLER Troy Built 6.5 horse power with reverse, runs great, rarely used, $150. (951) 347-0171. SHIMANO ULTEGRA 9 speed Rear Derailler, $65. (760) 942-5692. SNUFF BOTTLE COLLECTION $6 to $75: cameo, jade, clay, wood, cameo with inside painted, ceramic, carnelian. (760)599-7219 SOUP PLATES 6, Wedgewood, England Patrician, $50 firm. (760) 436-9933. STAINLESS STEEL STOCK POT 16 quart, $8., 15-gallon aluminum tub, unused, $10. (760) 599-9141. TABLESAW Skill saw, electric chainsaw & hedge trimmer, $100. (858) 342-1460. THE TINGLER Copper conduit of healing energy. Massages acupressure points to relax your whole being. $10. Can be mailed. (760)599-7219 TIRE Size P205-75R #15, $25, nearly new. (760) 721-2779.


FIREWOOD firewood split & seasoned, multiple kinds of wood delivered, stacking available. (760) 9427430

LEXMARK PRINTER print, scan, copy from pc # x1240 color, black cart. or call $29 (760) 439-2996

FIREWOOD FOR SALE For Home or Camping. Three differant types of Wood. U-Pick -Up or We”ll Deliver. No order to small (760) 727-7404

WOMAN’S SHOES (Amalfi) pumps in black & navy, size 8 1/2, 2” heels, excellent condition, $12 ea. (760) 9446460.

PALERMO VA6.1 HOME THEATRE still in box digital cinema with 4 speakers (dvd video/ cd audio/ dts & digital movie system) selling for only $150 - located in oceanside -genuine buyers, please call anytime to view (760) 521-4319

FRANKLIN MINT ceramic Indian girl with wolf, $20. Sunflower poster, framed, 12” W x 16” L, $18. (760) 5999141.

GOLF SET for beginners with 10 clubs, $59. (760) 522-5227

Furniture BOOKSHELF 7 ft. tall, $49. (760) 5225227. BOOKSHELF Solid wood, good condition, $39. (760) 522-5227 DESK Good condition, 4 drawers, $59. (760) 522-5227. EXECUTIVE CHAIR Black, good condition, $39. (760) 522-5227.

TRANSFER CHAIR for elder care, nearly new, $40. (760) 721-2779

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TENNIS RACKET Head metallix 10 powerful, excellent condition, $60. (760) 632-2487 TENNIS RACKETS Wilson men’s, $8, Aerodynamic ladies, $8. Excellent condition. (760) 599-9141.

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Rentals 600 Room for Rent OLD TOWN ENCINITAS Walk to town & beach. Female preferred, $390 mo. (949) 295-8690 or keep trying at (760) 942-1038.

Apartments (Unfurn) GILROY 1100 SF, 2 BDRM APT. Att’d. to main residence; no pets or smoke. Secure/private. Immaculate. $1,200/mo + util. $600 sec dep. 408691-2043.

Houses (Furn) FURNISHED DEL MAR HOUSE 4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, appliances incl, 1 yr lease, 2 car garage, hardwood floors, backyard w/deck, jacuzzi, approx 3500 sq ft, view of ocean, Torrey Pines & Reserve. $5995/mth (619) 920-5520

GARAGE DOOR SPRING New, 18 1/2” strength, $10. (760) 599-9141. 15 gallon aluminum tub, new, $10. (760) 599-9141 GARDENING ITEMS Hose reels, one wall hung & one mobile, Rainbird controller, terracotta pots & saucers, rescalloped stone borders, garden butterflies, all for $50. (760) 944-6460 GEORGE FOREMAN GRILL 5 exchangeable plates, never used, $75. Also, large milk can, $12. (760) 7296044

GENTLEMEN’S ARMOIRE Beautiful Retro 50’s dark wood, $150. (760) 643-1945.

GIRLS BICYCLE Brand name, “The Giant”, 24”, 16-speed, shifters on the handlebars, brakes, $100 OBO. (760) 942-7430

SWEDA RETREAT JEROMES MATTRESS box/ headboard, like new king $500 (760) 942-7054

HEART MONITOR Polar A-1 heart rate monitor, new, cost $110, sell for $65. (760) 942-5692


HEEL SUPPORTS Boxed & new, 3/4 “in length, size for men (6-7), size for women (7-8), $10. (760) 944-6460

$25 SWORD Chinese sword, reproduction, 26” long metal blade. 760.599.7219

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2 FOLDING TABLES 3 1/2 X 6 Ft., $35.each. (760) 522-5227.

HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGE On National Geographic magazine covers, 11 eagle, 5 skull 1984-85, sealed magazines on boards, excell. Take all, $20. (760) 845-3024

8-COURSE TEA CUPS & SAUCERS English & Japanese, $10 each. (760) 599-9141

HOOVER STEAM VAC All terrain carpet & hard floor cleaner, never used, $150. (760) 729-6044

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SAN MARCOS WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN? 1 bedroom end unit with a yard, feels like a detached home! Resort living at LAKE SAN MARCOS, just steps to the lake and pool. **NO AGE RESTRICTIONS! TOTALLY REMODELED, quality! Granite countertops-kitchen and bath. AFFORDABLE, MUST SEE! Price: $265,000. to $289,000. Sue Fox, realtor, (760)917-4220 (760)753-1086

1985 NISSAN 300 zx 2dr 5 spd, t-tops, new clutch, brakes, engine rebuilt. this classic will sell fast. $2995.00. Call Ted (760) 805-9247

MAZDA SPORT Miata, mx, turbo 2 seater, black soft top with cover, cd stereo, air, manual, (stick 6 speed), performance tires with spare, apprx. 38,000 miles. (760) 207-0073 san marcos (760) 207-0073

Mobilehomes SAN MARCOS JUST LISTED! MOUNTAIN VIEW in resort-style Age 55/35 senior park. Walk-in closets, CALIFORNIA room. Eat-in kitchen, patio. RENT CONTROL. MUST SEE. Active park, walk to stores. Only $72,900. Financing available. BRING OFFER. Call Sue Fox, realtor-cell 760-917-4220 or (760)7531086 SAN MARCOS WANT A CALIFORNIA ROOM? YOU’LL LOVE LIVING HERE! Seniors 55/35. RARE 3BR, 2BA PLUS family room. MUST SEE! Nice & sunny, lots of windows. Large kitchen, some mountain view. Double wide. Beautiful & desirable park w/resort amenities. Quiet friendly neighbors. RENT CONTROL. Only $72,000. Call Sue Fox, realtor. 760917-4220 or 760-753-1086.

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1989 MAZDA GLC 4-door, automatic transmission, low mileage, 72K original miles, $1,900. (760) 216-7951 1989 NISSAN SENTRA 2-door, automatic transmission, ice cold AC, low mileage, 52K original miles, $2,600. (760) 216-7951 1993 TOYOTA CAMRY LE 4-door, 5speed stick shift, power everything, 223K miles, $2,400. (760) 500-0772. 2004 TOYOTA COROLLA Excellent condition, 74,000 miles, automatic, A/C, power windows, doors, key of entry, $7,499. (760) 704-7373 2007 HONDA ACCORD LX SEDAN 2.4L (33 MPG), Automatic, Medium Blue w/ Gray Cloth. AM/ FM/ CD, 6 Airbags, All Power, Warranty. 26K Miles. Only $14,500. (760)822-9418 ELECTRIC CAR 02 Chrysler GEM bought in 2003 N. E. V. Less than 3K mi. No $4.00 gas. $6500 (760)7225625 EXCELLENT CONDITION Oldsmobile cutless supreme sl/ v6 turquoize 1995, 2-door automatic fully powered, upholstery and body tiptop condition, new tyres, am/ fm radio and cassette player (only 99k miles) selling for only $3500 obo. Genuine interested buyers please call 1760 521 4319 anytime to view

Trucks/SUVs 1988 CHEVY S10 LONG BED PICKUP, regular cab, 5-speed, 6 cylinder, 2010 tags with 1995 camper shell. (760) 224-2020 WANTED WANTED WANTED 89-99 ford ranger or nissan truck failed smog ok, running or not running, please call me 858 -831 -1750 (858) 831-1750

Motorcycles QUAD 2005 honda atv, xlt cond, orig owner, only 15 hr use, well maint, tuned & ready, $3500 obo, 760-6139031

Vans 98 ASTRO CARGO VAN low miles, carpeting, sweep-work bench, $3,900 OBO, (858) 228-7753

Accessories ISUZU, AMIGO Hatch Back Hard Top with side windows for an Isuzu Amigo, Fiber glass, can be painted to match /easy installation with bolts/ Very Good Condition, Located in San Marcos, $199.00 OBO (760)744-0699


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Open Sunday 1-4 COVENANT GOLF COURSE! $7,995,000 This custom, brand-new 5 bedroom estate with 2 bedroom casita is located on the 4th hole of the RSF golf course & includes vintage beams, theatre, wine cellar and views to die for. The quality and craftsmanship have been pared to perfection! Call today for your private showing!





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LIVE THE GOOD LIFE! $2,095,000 Seller willing to carry and/or help finance this single-level, remodeled home in the Heart of the Covenant! 4 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces, maple wood floors, granite counters, pool & gated front lawn.

FAIRBANKS RANCH $2,775,000 Opportunity is knocking! 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, remodeled kitchen & baths, marble floors & a fantastic floor plan on 2.24 acres. This beautiful home, in one of Rancho Santa Fe’s finest gated communities, is waiting for you! Call today!

CARMEL VALLEY $989,000 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, fireplace, wood floors, new appliances and numerous upgrades. This distinctive home is in a gated and peaceful neighborhood with easy access to work, school, shopping & the beach. Don’t let this one slip through your fingers! Call us today for a private showing.

June† &† Becky



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