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RANCHO SANTA FE — Students who had perfect attendance for the 2010-2011 school year at R. Roger Rowe School stepped up for recognition at the June 2 board meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe School District. The students are Maya Kenyon, kindergarten; Aria Mojaver, third-grade; Brenda Bazaldua, fourth-grade; Jasmine Jaffe, fifth-grade; Mika Brown, sixth-grade; Gregory Fernandez; sixthgrade; Emmy Cross, Omar Garcia, Nicole Serratos and Keith Wong, all seventhgraders; and Jonathan Luck, eighth-grade. Seven of the 11 students came to the meeting and were congratulated by the board and given certificates. “I know there were days PRESENT $9:;:(;<=>:?<;(@A:(@BC?D(<9:(EE(F9C(9@>(G:AH:I<(@<<:?>@?I:(HCA(<9:(:?<JA:(KLELMKLEE(;I9CCN TURN TO STUDENTS ON A20

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RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association has voted unanimously to move ahead with undergrounding its utilities and has given its approval to mail an interest survey and corresponding cover letter to members. Assistant Planner Nikki Flynn, who gave a presentation to the board at its June 2 meeting, said this survey will be unlike most others where the responses are anonymous because it will have the property owner’s name and physical address printed on the front page. “Once the responses are received, we can enter the location information into the GIS mapping program, identify interested parcels and produce a quick visual assessment of the interest levels throughout the Covenant,” she said. From there, the Assessment Committee will be able to target the neighborhoods with the most concentrated interest. “Additionally, the survey asks if residents are interested in serving as District Captains for their assessment district and as your board is aware, establishing a District Captain is an essential first step for any proposed assessment district,” she said. The survey was ready to go in September, but the Association board determined it would be best to wait until the results from the recent community survey were completed, which would help them determine how important it was to residents to proceed with the undergrounding project. “The committee learned there was a strong interest in undergrounding,” Flynn said. The undergrounding project has been in the works TURN TO UTILITIES ON A22

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

JUNE 17, 2011

ODD 23rd annual event a smashing success FILES

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By Patty McCormac

Lead story

A 53-year-old man with failing eyesight and who had recently undergone intestinal surgery told Sonoma, Calif., police that on Sunday afternoon, May 1, a woman had come to his home and instructed him to drop his pants and get facedown on the bed so that she could administer an enema. He said he assumed his doctor had sent her and thus complied, and it was over in two minutes, and she was gone. The doctor later said he had no idea who the woman was. (In the 1970s, in the Champaign, Ill., area, Michael Kenyon operated similarly as the “Illinois Enema Bandit” — and inspired the late Frank Zappa’s “Illinois Enema Bandit Blues.”) Entrepreneurial Spirit — Several funeral homes in the United States have drive-thru windows to serve rushed mourners or those stressed by the parlor experience. “Not quite as emotional,” said one visitor to the Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton, Calif., referring to the need not to linger in the queue of bereaved, idling motorists. The Adams facility was even more popular during the peak of gang murders in the area, according to an April Los Angeles Times report, because the drive-thru window’s bulletproof glass rendered unnecessary the precarious indoor service in which gangbangers tried to further desecrate late rivals’ corpses. — Noses Know: (1) In April, two Italian entrepreneurs introduced a perfume meant to evoke the scents of a person’s blood, varying by type (A, B, AB, O) — but with no actual blood. A prominent member of the U.S. “vampire community” fondly described the “intriguing” olfactory sensations of Type B (the “black cherry, pomegranate and patchouli infusions”) and Type O (“raspberry, rose hips and birch”). Another “vampirist” called the whole idea “cheesy.” (2) Artist Charity Blansit (aka Cherry Tree) told AOL News in May that she has been working on a fragrance based on her own urine (although not prepared to bring it to market yet), enhanced mainly with sugar.

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Because of a loophole in Michigan law (which, at press time, legislators were working to fix), a winner of the “Make Me Rich” lottery game in July 2010 (publicized value: $2 million) has been openly receiving the same food-stamp allotment he had been receiving before he won. In May 2011, confronted by WNEM-TV in Saginaw, winner Leroy Fick was defiant about his food TURN TO ODD FILES ON A15

RANCHO SANTA FE — About 400 supporters turned out for the 23rd annual Spring Fling benefiting the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, June 4. The event was held for the second year at the Woodward Center. Rocky, the valiant little Sheppard mix puppy that survived a coyote attack in the Los Angeles area, was the star of the evening, appearing on news stations all over Southern California. Although he will always have a good-sized scar in his side, his doctors say he should live a long, normal life. The Broadway Tails event saw guests sampling the wares of local restaurants and being treated to music by Wayne Foster Entertainment. Guests had the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items. Items included an opportunity to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and spend Christmas at Times Square. “The most important thing about this event tonight is that it will raise a lot of money to help support orphan animals,” said Michael Arms, CEO of Helen Woodward.

Kids photo camp in RSF RANCHO SANTE FE — Jennifer Nelson, lifelong Rancho Santa Fe resident and photographer specializing in nature photography, animal outdoor portraits and community events, is hosting a Photography & Nature Camp this summer. The weeklong classes begin July 11 and will run through Labor Day weekend. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. students will learn about photography, lighting, composition, portrait photography and “center of interest techniques.” Daily shoots are critiqued the next day, and a portfolio will be compiled of the week’s work. Costs are $195 to $350 (group rates are available). For reservations, call Nelson at (858) 756-1830,or e-mail at Jennifer@Jenniferelsonphot ography.com.

RSF Library offers book club, more RANCHO SANTA FE – The RSF library is offering two adult programs in July, beginning with the Book Club discussion of Luis Urrea’s “Into the Beautiful North,” at 2 p.m. July 8. All are welcome. The library will also host their monthly craft program July 9 at 11 a.m. The program will be making bamboo tile jewelry. All supplies are provided free of charge. The library is at 17040 Avenida de Acacias. For information, call (858) 756-2512.

The mission of this unique organization is to provide education and therapeutic programs for people and humane care and adoption for animals. “It supports all the programs at the center and all the funds raised go directly there. We are a no kill facility,” said board member Chris Breining. The evening opened as guests sipped their favorite beverages and sampled finger food items such as smoked trout in endive and bruschetta, while looking over the silent auction items. SIT, GOOD DOG !"#$%&&'( '$)( !*%+( ,-./( 0%.( ./%"'01( '$*2'&3( 0-3% “We adopted our dog 4*./(./%*"(0%-0&%(5*'$%(5%*3.+(6-,*$(7-/%$('$)(8'"*%(9"-4$: Thunder (a lab-shepherd Photos by Patty McCormac mix) from here last year after this event. We love her. Our family loves her,” said Joe and Stacey Phillips of Rancho Santa Fe. Front and center this year was the Pet Encounter people and animals. Supervised by Robin Cohen, these special animals provide care for wounded warriors, Alzheimer’s patients, abused children and many others. Prunella and Pie and their handlers Liane Leist and Marie Brown were an example of these four-legged FOR THE ANIMALS 8'";('$)(<"*3/(=*&,-"$('$)(>*;;*('$)(=%"2'$ TURN TO SPRING FLING ON A18

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Never a dull moment in the world of wedding planning By Lillian Cox

CARMEL VALLEY — Wedding planner Liz Beck has seen it all. Several months ago she was planning a wedding when she got a call from one of the mothers.The bride and groom had just been in a near fatal accident. The bride, a marathoner and Half Iron (wo)man competitor, fractured both sides of her pelvis. The groom, a Navy SEAL, broke his leg and fractured his face. Despite their injuries, the couple had no intention of changing the wedding date. “I wanted to believe that everything would be fine but we were talking major surgery and an extensive recovery time,” Beck recalls. “I knew they were strong but there is a limit to everything. Then I learned the term ‘unbreakable.’ Unbreakable spirit. Unbreakable support. Unbreakable love.” Beck said that the ceremony, two weeks ago, was the most touching of her career. “Following the pronouncement of marriage, he proceeded to pick up his bride (in her red heels) and carry her back down the aisle,” Beck said. “She put it best as she thanked guests for coming and said that she would have not chosen to have her wedding any other way.” While most weddings aren’t as dramatic, Beck says there are still a lot of logistics to tend to from coordinating caterers to photographers. The important thing is making sure everything flows. “You’re not a planner until you know it,” she said.

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“This is exactly who I am. I’ve always been that person who wants to make sure everyone around me is comfortable. I watched my sister get married and thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding. There must be a better way to do this.’” Beck studied art in Florida before moving to San Diego in 2000. Her first job was at August Bridal. “Then I did corporate events for a company and started realizing that people do this for a living,” she said. “I went back to the wedding stuff and started looking for a way to get paid to learn.” Beck took a job as director of catering sales for the Carmel Mountain Rancho

Country Club to learn the business from another perspective. Concurrently, she started I Du Wedding Design. “Then I got married myself,” she said. “I said to my boyfriend, ‘I will marry you if I can have your name.’ Liz Beck sounded better than Elizabeth Samsel.” She added, “I changed my name and almost started over.” Beck shared office space with her husband. She also became active in the Association of Bridal Consultants — San Diego, and eventually sat on the TURN TO WEDDING ON A20

Outreach program benefits Academy The San Diego County Public Defender Community Outreach Program is teeing off with the 2nd annual golf tournament at Riverwalk Golf Club June 26, with all proceeds benefiting the San Pasqual Academy. This year the tournament will feature a helicopter ball drop, “closest to the pin” contest. The winner will receive 25 percent of the total revenue generated from the contest. The tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m., with the ball drop contest scheduled for 7 p.m. For more information, visit pd-outreach.org or call (858) 974-5785.

Academy celebrates its grads A graduation brunch is scheduled for San Pasqual Academy’s 27 graduates, June 22. Teen Volunteers In Action is creating duffle bags with each of the student’s names on them, and stocked full of goodies. National Charity League members are also assembling laundry baskets filled with cleaning supplies and other wonderful necessities. Friends of San Pasqual Academy has purchased laptop computers for each of the graduating students and a college scholarship has been established so that the foster teens can continue to further their education, if they choose to do so. Twenty-five of the 27 graduating students have said that they plan to attend college. Graduation is June 23 at 10 a.m. at San Pasqual Academy. RSVP to joscott24@hotmail.com. Space is limited.

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JUNE 17, 2011

Secretive City Council buries report Yes, that’s right: I said Secrets destroy credibility. If Dr. Phil’s comment that people are only as sick as their secrets is true, then the collective being that is the Encinitas City Council is on life support — they are keeping secrets. I believe the public has a right to see the reports their tax dollars pay for. Don’t you? In Encinitas, Mayor James Bond, Deputy Mayor Jerome Stocks and Councilwomen Kristin Gaspar and Maggie Houlihan believe government has the right to keep reports a secret. What do you believe? In 2009, the city paid $96,000 for Nichols Consulting to produce a report on roads. In March 2010, the consultant delivered a completed report to the city. When residents asked to see a copy, the city denied the public access to it, labeling the report as a “draft.” In the June 7, 2011 San Diego Union-Tribune watchdog report “Encinitas ordered to release road report draft,” (signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jun/01/cit y-ordered-to-release-road-reportdraft/), Deputy Mayor Stocks was quoted as saying of the unreleased draft, “When you are constantly being questioned about why you are doing this it makes it a lot harder to move forward especially since

ANDREW AUDET Life, Liberty and Leadership the end result is not a dictate. The end result is a tool…so that’s why organizations, or at least government organizations, are very reticent to hand out their draft reports because they are a work in progress.” If Nichols Consulting provided the “finished” report in 2010, why wasn’t it released to the public? If it was still considered a “draft,” what changes were made, and who was making them? City Manager Phil Cotton was quoted in the Sept. 7, 2010 North County Times article, “Advocate sues over repair report,” (nctimes.com/news/local/encinitas/article_69ba364c-5010-5aa7959d-7efb90e70680.html), as saying of releasing the report draft: “If we start handing out drafts, it really confuses the public.” What is confusing for the public is why the council won’t let citizens see a report their tax dollars paid for? How can the public ask questions about how tax money is spent

if they can’t read the report? What is it Stocks thinks the public shouldn’t question? Stocks may not like being questioned by the public, but it is the public’s city hall, and the public has a right to read and question reports we pay for. Schoolteachers make their students show their work to protect against cheating. We should demand the council do the same — show their work. Taxpayers sued to see the report. Superior Court Justice Timothy Casserly then ruled May 24 that the city must release the report. Rather than hold an open meeting, the council majority scheduled a closed meeting for 3 p.m. June 3, with only a 24-hour notice to vote on whether to file for appeal against the judge’s ruling. Despite the short notice, outraged residents came to city hall. Mayor Bond noted the size of the crowd, saying that this was the most people ever to attend a closed meeting. “The public deserves to hear your deliberations,” resident Tony Kranz said. Councilwoman Teresa Bath supported an open meeting. TURN TO LIFE ON A19

Palin for president By Donna Brazile

In my last column, I presented reasons why Sarah Palin should not be dismissed as a presidential hopeful. Because one column alone couldn’t cover everything, I offer another cluster of reasons below, starting with an important one: She has time. Palin can wait until the last possible moment to officially file her intent to run. Others who have already filed or are looking to file need to start developing tractiongenerating strategies now. However, Palin has both name recognition and the ability to quickly raise the funds needed to pull together a massive organization in the key early states. This media-savvy political professional can decide when it is the right time for her to file. She voluntarily kept a low profile after her response to the Arizona shootings earlier this year brought her so much negative publicity. Prior to the tragedy, Palin on her website had politically targeted Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ (a victim of the shootings) district and others, using the crosshairs of a rifle sight. She, somewhat gracefully, retired from the public scene for

a respectable time before reemerging at the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C. Another reason Palin may get the GOP nod: She can get away with stunts that would sink any other politician. Can you imagine former Gov. Mitt Romney crashing a non-political event for our veterans (Rolling Thunder) for obvious political gain? When Palin emerged from her self-imposed media blackout, the press folks behaved as if they were starved for her. No other Republican contender can generate her kind of excitement, positive or negative. A just-released Washington Post/Pew Research Center poll found that almost 4 in 10 Republicans are unhappy with their party’s current choices for nominee. Results like these lead to a perceived vacuum that candidates such as Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachmann feel positioned to fill. Donald Trump felt poised to fill it. He floated his trial balloon only to see it popped in short order. The Republican Party has TURN TO PALIN ON A15

Caution: The GOP wants to gut our economy By Gene Lyons

Having recently praised President Barack Obama’s skills as a political counterpuncher, it’s worth noting that in politics, as in boxing, it’s risky to let your opponent take the initiative. Many thought Bernard Hopkins clearly outpointed Little Rock’s Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor in their first middleweight title fight in 2005, but the aggressive young challenger got the decision. See, there’s politics in prizefighting. Until Taylor subsequently exhibited a glass chin, he was that sport’s next big thing. Regarding the economy, Obama has let his opponents set the terms of debate, resulting in widespread public confusion. Consider, for example, the following two paragraphs from a recent Newsweek/Daily Beast article

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called “America the Angry”: “By almost 4-to-1, Americans say our economy is not delivering the jobs we need, 81 percent to 12 percent. “And Obama isn’t helping. Fifty percent of respondents think the president has no real plan to balance the budget; 40 percent say he does.” Balance the budget during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression? Should Obama repeat Franklin D. Roosevelt’s bad mistake of 1937, when “budget hawks” prevailed, very nearly stifling the New Deal? That’s certainly what the GOP wants. Whether leading Republicans actually believe that returning to the economic practices of the 1920s would be good for the TURN TO GOP ON A15

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BARRY ESTATES, INC. LAURA BARRY’S OFFICE 6033 PASEO DELICIAS, SUITE K P.O. BOX 3391 R.S.F., CA 92067 (858) 756-2266 FAX (858) 756-9429 WWW.BARRYESTATES.COM

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$110,000,000 SOLD in 2009 $120,000,000 SOLD in 2008 $183,000,000 SOLD in 2007 $141,000,000 SOLD in 2006

REPRESENTED BUYER 1. Las Colinas 2. Ocean Front 3. Avenida Primavera 4. San Elijo 5. 27th Street 6. 15th Street 7. San Elijo 8. 15th Street 9. Seagrove Cove 10. Avenida Cantaria

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The Wall Street Journal ranked Laura Barry #41 in the United States in the “Top 100 Agents by Sales Volume” in 2009. Laura ranked #1 in all of San Diego County in 2009, as she has in previous years, based on the Journal’s rankings of the “Top 100 Agents”. Note: The Journal’s rankings for 2010 will be published later this year. In recent years, in support of their community, Laura, Catherine, and Jason Barry have donated $130,000 to the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

If either you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling, please contact Laura by phone at (858)756-2266, email at laura@barryestates.com, or by fax at (858)756-9429. She appreciates your business, and so does Barry Estates. The information herein is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be verified.


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crime REPORT A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis A report for the week of June 1, 2011, to June 7, 2011

GUZZLED A Cardiff-by-the

Sea business at Manchester Avenue reported that one of its vehicle’s had $80 in gasoline stolen from it June 2. ASSAULT A female and male in their early 50s were the victims of robbery and assault June 2 at a location on Third Street in Encinitas. A backpack and books were stolen from the woman and the man suffered major injuries during the assault. BENCHED Two 18-year-old males — one a waiter and the other a sports coach — were arrested and booked into the Vista jail and charged with commercial burglary of a drug store at the 400 block of Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas. The “miscellaneous property” was valued at $18. ARREST Two young men, ages 18 and 19, were arrested for possession of heroin at Raintree Drive in Carlsbad June 4 at 10:16 p.m. CAUGHT A 38-year-old woman who was born in Korea was arrested and charged with residential burglary at a dwelling at Strata Drive in Carlsbad, June 2. She was booked into jail and given a $10,000 bail. SPLASHED A person called

Carlsbad Police to inform on kids throwing water balloons out of a dark blue vehicle at about 3:30 p.m. June 7. “The subjects were “advised,” ... “and released to dad.” BOOKED On June 5 at 2:45 p.m. at an Avenida Codorniz residence in San Marcos, two 18-year-old males and one juvenile were arrested and booked on numerous felony charges for allegedly getting caught in the act of burglarizing the home and causing $10,300 in damages. The juvenile was also charged with possession of a lethal cutting instrument.

CRIME LOG Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis

The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of June 1, 2011 to June 7, 2011.

SAN MARCOS Petty Theft

5, Burglary 11, Vandalism 0, Assault 1, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 3,Vehicle Theft 4 ENCINITAS Petty Theft 2, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft 1 VISTA Petty Theft 3, Burglary 5, Vandalism 2, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 2 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 2, Burglary 8, Vandalism 7, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 3,Vehicle Theft 0 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 0, Burglary 3, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0, Vehicle Theft 0 SOLANA BEACH Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0, Vehicle Theft 0

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Petty Theft 0, Burglary 0, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0 Vehicle Theft 0

JUNE 17, 2011

FBI’s

MOST WANTED

of investors lost in excess of The FBI is offering a reward $150 million. Mogilevich, was of up to $100,000 for information indicted in April 2003. leading directly to the arrest of Mogilevich has pockmarks Semion Mogilevich. on his face and may wear facial Mogilevich is wanted for his hair. He is known to be a heavy alleged participation in a multismoker. Mogilevich lives in million dollar scheme to defraud thousands of investors in the Moscow, Russia. He uses a stock of a public company incorRussian passport, but may also SEMION porated in Canada, but headuse Israeli,Ukrainian and Greek MOGILEVICH quartered in Newtown, Bucks passports. He is listed as 5 feet 6 County, Pa., between 1993 and 1998. The inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 290 scheme collapsed in 1998, after thousands pounds.

San Diego County’s

10 MOST WANTED

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Seyyed Nasser Alavi Loftabad Battery, Unlawful Penetration, 2005

Ramiro Lizarraga Murder November 2007

Brandon Scott Ellis Conspiracy September 2008

Julio Cesar JacoboCuriel Murder San Marcos, 2008

Gerardo M. Gomez Attempted Murder December 2004

Imedo Molina Laurel Murder December 2005

Jose A. Lopez Attempted Murder December 2004

Ricardo Persona Rape, Child Molestation San Diego, Jan. 1997

Julio Romero Child Molestation Ramona, 2005

Arturo G. Gomez Rape with Force San Diego, May 2007

Overusing supplements can cause long-term damage Dear Dr. Gott: I have a friend whose husband consumes well over the recommended doses of liquid and tablet forms of mineral supplements. He purchases approximately $1,000 worth each month. It consists of liquid vitamins, liquid calcium, glucosamine pills, liquid minerals, tablets of Prost (a men-only supplement), selenium, OPC, Sweet Eze, and more from a mail-order supplier who is a veterinarian. He also takes liquid glucosamine, flaxseed tablets and cinnamon tablets. He is adamant about keeping this daily regimen. He also is a Type 2 diabetic and has been for most of his adult life. He is an OCD personality and has become downright mean over the years. Is it possible to suffer intoxication of some sort from all this overdosing on supplements? His doctor just shakes his head and doesn’t really address the issue with my friend, saying,“He’s going to do what he’s going to do, and there’s nothing I can do until he decides to question it.” The doctor has put him on medication for cholesterol, and instead of taking it properly, he loads up two weeks before a

DR. GOTT Second Opinion checkup and then stops right after. I think this is a lame response, but it’s none of my business except that I am witnessing the breakdown of my friend’s health from all the stress and strain she undergoes daily. There must be other elders who are doing similar things, thinking they are doing something good,but is it really? Dear Reader: There are two types of vitamins: watersoluble and fat-soluble. Those in the first category, if taken in excess, typically cause little or no harm and pass out of the body through the urine and feces.Those in the second category, however, are stored in the body, and when excessive amounts are consumed, can cause serious, even potentially life-threatening consequences. Minerals also carry the potential for serious or lifethreatening side effects when consumed in high doses, especially when taken long term.

Unfortunately, your friend’s husband’s physician is absolutely correct that he cannot do anything about the situation. It is similar to trying to help an alcoholic or drug addict who doesn’t want help; you cannot force someone to change who isn’t ready. Also, as with the alcoholic or drug addict, bodily damage may be occurring, including mental and emotional changes. It’s my belief this individual is unintentionally causing himself damage in his misguided attempt to be healthful. An otherwise healthy person can get most, if not all, of his or her vitamin and mineral requirements simply by eating a proper, balanced diet. Some supplements may be recommended for vegetarians, vegans, or those with certain food allergies or intolerances, such as those who are lactose-intolerant. I urge your friend to seek counseling. Trying to deal with this situation on her own clearly isn’t causing a change in her husband and is resulting in deteriorating health on her end owing to stress. While she may love her husband, she cannot continue this way. She should take a step back and perhaps

visit an out-of-town friend or family member for a few days. This would allow her to relax and think about where she wants to proceed from here. Readers who are interested in learning more can order my Health Report “Vitamins and Minerals” by sending a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 U.S.check or money order to Dr. Peter Gott, P.O. Box 433, Lakeville, CT 06039. Be sure to mention the title when writing, or print an order form from my website’s direct link: AskDrGottMD.com/order_for m.pdf. Dear Dr. Gott: I have been successful in keeping my glucose levels down to a safe level by using chromium polynicotinate for about three years now, but I wonder if Plavix has any effect on the use of remedies that help reduce blood glucose level. Since being on Plavix, my levels have increased about 25 percent and have been hard to reduce. I have also been using cinnamon (1,000 mg twice daily) recently, and for the first time, I’m down to 105 today. I enjoy your column. Dear Reader: Chromium

polynicotinate is a combination of chromium and vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid,niacin) that may prevent diabetes or delay the need for insulin. However, additional research is required before a determination can be made for patients with Type 1 diabetes. Niacin has long been used for the treatment of high cholesterol. Plavix is commonly prescribed to prevent blood clots following heart attack, stroke and specific disorders of the heart. Cinnamon or cinnamon bark has been purported to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels in some individuals. I must admit there are conflicting reports of whether Plavix affects blood sugar levels adversely. Therefore, I recommend you discuss your medications and supplements with your prescribing physician and be guided by what he or she feels is appropriate for you.

Scholarships awarded to 21 students The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation announced the winners of The Leonard & Edith Polster Scholarships for 2011-2012. The 21 students were presented with $25,000 in scholarship funds May 19 at the Del Mar Hilton at a dinner hosted by the scholarships namesake and donor, Leonard Polster. Receiving scholarships from Sunset High School were Samuel Baez, Tyler Biddick, Omar Carranza, Natalie Castillo, Daysy Ortega, Andres Robles, Jacqueline Serrano, and Christine Tibbetts. From El Camino High School were Cristian Manuel and Wayne Weers. Winners from Oceanside High School included Michael Basham and Estefania Dieguez. From La Costa Canyon High School were Enrique Aquino, Elizabeth Eusebio, CJ Gonzalez, Christian Hidalgo, Roberto Lorenzo, Gina Prete, Alberto Quiroz, and Victoria Rodriquez and Sarah Little from San Dieguito Academy. The Boys & Girls Clubs Foundation is also giving $14,000 in scholarships to students who plan to enter the healthcare field. These funds are received from a matching grant from the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito Foundation and Scripps Hospital Foundation.

Concerts set to begin June 21 in Del Mar Atomic Groove will kickoff the Del Mar Foundation’s popular Summer Twilight Concert season, June 21 at the Del Mar Powerhouse Park. Rockola, Mrs. Robinson and the Sensation Showband are just some of the other performers this season, which lasts until Sept. 18. For more information and concert times, visit delmarfoundation.org.

Association is looking for volunteer refs

The San Diego County Football Officials Association (SDCFOA) is looking for new officials to become part of the important group that officiates flag, youth and high school football at all levels. Training and education is Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and provided by some of the best the author of several books, including college and playoff experi"Live Longer, Live Better," "Dr. Gott's No enced officials. Flour, No Sugar Diet" and "Dr. Gott's No Visit sdcfoa.org for more Flour, No Sugar Cookbook," which are information and to sign up. available at most bookstores or online. His website is AskDrGottMD.com.


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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

JUNE 17, 2011

community Local photographer goes retro CALENDAR

JUNE 17 RACE DAY Tickets are on sale now for the B’nai B’rith Couples Club of San Diego A Day at the Races, at the Del Mar Race Track Aug. 27. The cost is $17 per person at the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant plus a minimum food and drink order of $7.50. For more information, call (858) 273-0585. THE GOOD LIFE LIFE at MiraCosta, a Senior Learning Group, meets Friday, June 17, Room 1068, MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Call (760) 7218124. Visitors welcome.

JUNE 18 READERS

The Carlsbad Playreaders will present “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman, at 7:30 p.m. June 27 in the Schulman Auditorium at the Dove Library, sponsored in part by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation, Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund. For more information, visit carlsbadplayreaders.org. WE’RE WALKING Join the Encinitas Historical Society in a downtown walk beginning from the 1883 Schoolhouse at 309 West F St. from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 18. The walk is free. For more information, call (760) 753-5726. BIBLE SCHOOL A vacation Bible school and sports camp is offered for youngsters ages 4 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. June 18 through June 22 at North Coast Presbyterian Church, 1831 S. El Camino Real, featuring basketball, cheerleading, games and more. The cost is $50. Extended daycare is $60. Visit ncpcfamily.org or call (760) 753-2535, ext. 14.

JUNE 19 BROADWAY

The North County Film Club presents the Broadway musical “Company,” at 2 p.m. June 19 and at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at the UltraStar Mission MarketPlace Theater, 431 College Blvd., Oceanside. Tickets are $18. North County Film Club members pay only $15.

JUNE 20

TASTY Taste of Vista is being

held from 4 to 8 p.m. June 22 on Main Street in downtown Vista. Thirty restaurants representing all kinds of cuisine will be taking part.Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call (760) 726-1122. SUMMER VBS Tri-City Christian Church will host a TURN TO CALENDAR ON A23

By Lillian Cox

The popularity of retro dramas like “Mad Men” and the upcoming “Pan Am” series has Leslie Hoffman focusing on photographers from a bygone era, including George Hurrell and Eugene R. Richee. “I am responding to an interest in going back to a better time,” she explained. “Ever since the early days of the Leucadia Flea Market, I’ve been in love with all things vintage.” Hoffman uses her Canon camera as a time machine, transforming modern day subjects into iconic portraits from old Hollywood. She said the idea came about three months ago when friend and author Diane Welch posted a black and white photo of a star from the Golden Age of Movies on her Facebook page and asked the question, “Why doesn’t anyone take photographs anymore?” “I knew in my heart that I’d be able to capture the innocent allure or overt sensuality of classic Hollywood portraiture,” Hoffman said. “Diane became my first subject and from that point, Vintage Lens by Leslie was born. Now all around me I see the vintage/retro trend exploding in movies, TV, fashion and a return to a time that was simpler, calmer and very

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glamorous.” Hoffman said the funniest response she received from a client after looking at the finished photo was, “OMG, I just fell in love with myself!” She is especially flattered when clients, including Welch, post their vintage photographs on their websites, business cards, social media and even business media such as Linkedin. Erica Hecht, owner of EA Vintage, recently sat for a photo session.

“I have never had the opportunity before of sitting for this caliber of photograph,” she said. “Leslie is able to retouch a photograph to create a moment that makes you almost believe that you are living in that era.” Hoffman is grateful to the many people who have supported her work by giving her everything from vintage hats to strings of pearls. Currently, she is looking for a long cigarette holder and the loan of a vintage automobile.

Hoffman entered the field of photography in the 1970s, learning all aspects of the field, beginning in the darkroom. She progressed from architectural photography in the Bay Area to photographing children in North County. Unlike children’s portraiture, where a parent brings their children to the studio to begin work, Hoffman offers a complimentary consultation to explore the client’s own TURN TO PHOTOGRAPHER ON A22

‘Potential solution’ found for city’s upgrades By Bianca Kaplanek

In an effort to pay for energy-saving upgrades at more of its facilities, the city of Solana Beach has found a potential solution, allowing the upgrades to be done without using money from the city’s general fund. Areas where upgrades can be made have already been identified in previous audits. Although minor projects were completed, funding has precluded the city from implementing any recommended large-scale changes. “The city has identified a potential solution to overcome this financial obstacle,” City Engineer Mo Sammak said during an informational

presentation at the June 8 meeting. A new provision in the government code allows cities to fund upgrades with little or no money from their general funds by using performancebased contracting. That means that if, and when, the city hires an energy services company, that company would be compensated through the savings that are observed as a result of the energy-saving projects, Sammak said. “The city would not be obligated to allocate general fund money for these projects,” he said. The Solana Beach request for proposals directs

companies to analyze city facility energy consumption, design improvements, secure financing independent from the general fund and implement the improvements. The upgrades are expected to reduce the city’s carbon footprint, create a better quality work environment for employees and customers, provide cost savings and increase public safety, Sammak said. If a contract is awarded, a public hearing must be held to consider whether the improvements are in the best interest of the city and if the anticipated cost for the services provided is less than the anticipated savings.

The request for proposals ends June 28. Oral interviews are scheduled for Aug. 11, with council consideration planned for Sept. 14. A review of City Hall has already been conducted. This proposal includes all other city properties and assets, including streetlights.

The Del Mar City Council voted unanimously at the June 6 meeting to appoint Mark Ochenduszko as interim city manager. He will replace Karen Brust, who resigned after almost four years in Del Mar to take the same position in San Juan Capistrano. Ochenduszko most recently served as city manager for Coronado from 1999 until his retirement in 2010. He previously held the same position in Campbell, a Northern California city, and the city of Cypress, near Los Angeles. He also served as assistant city manager in Temecula. “We are extremely lucky to find Mark,” said Councilman Carl Hilliard,

who worked with Mayor Don Mosier to find an interim city manager. “(He’s) very qualified (and) fits us like a glove.” Mosier said that after looking at a number of other resumes, he and Hilliard found Ochenduszko to be the most qualified. They also spoke with members of the Coronado City Council, who gave him the highest possible recommendation. During his tenure, Coronado built a new City Hall — a goal in Del Mar — and other community facilities, Mosier said. Ochenduszko will receive $15,000 per month without benefits while the city continues the recruitment process. His month-tomonth contract is valid for

six months and is renewable. Ochenduszko or the city can terminate the contract with a 30-day written notification. “In looking at what you have planned, you have a very ambitious agenda,” Ochenduszko said. “I look forward to being a part of that and helping you accomplish the things that are of interest to you. “I think they’re all good for the city of Del Mar and I look forward to being a part of your team for the months ahead,” he said. Brust’s resignation is effective June 29. “I know you’ll start July 1 but everybody in Del Mar works extra hours for free,” Mosier said before presenting Ochenduszko with the contract.

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RANCHO SANTA FE — Muralist Linda Luisi is hosting drawing lessons July 6 at the Senior Center, 16780 La Gracia. All levels from beginning to advanced will receive individual attention with improving observation skills while learning to draw the delicate flowers, sumptuous fruit and the lush gardens throughout the center’s grounds. Other lessons include creating highlights, shadows and how to make objects look three-dimensional. Attendees should bring their own plain paper or sketchpad and soft or No. 2 pencils. Register at the center by calling (858) 756-3041. For more information, call Luisi at (760) 944-7809, or visit lindaluisi.com.

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

JUNE 17, 2011

Man triumphs over tragedy, supports others By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Eric Northbrook said his goal is to walk his daughter down the aisle. Right now she is 9. His daughter’s wedding may seem like a long time from

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now, but he knows time passes quickly and that spinal cord injury research goes slowly. Still, he keeps his head up and helps fund research through HeadNorth, the organization he founded with his wife Denise in 2006. That was the year Northbrook suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident, paralyzing him from the chest down.

“It’s the classic story. It was the last run of the day,” he said of that dirt bike ride in the desert. “I was going too fast. I hit some rocks. I knew immediately I was paralyzed.” The outpouring of financial support for the injured commercial Real Estate broker was amazing, but the couple soon learned there was no place to turn to that could give them advice or tell them what came next. The couple established HeadNorth with the donations so that it could provide not only financial assistance, but also peer support to those who found themselves in the same situation, facing the daily challenges of living with their injury and paralysis, he said. HeadNorth hosted its sixth annual Golf Invitational at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe June 12 and June 13. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization. Northbrook said he expected about $300,000 to be raised between the golf tournament and cocktail reception. “All of the money goes directly to our programs,” he said. One of the programs is with the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute at

University of California San Diego and Harvard University, which is striving to find a cure for paralysis. A highlight of the evening was the introduction of Jerlena Bailey and her family, who were given a specially equipped van from HeadNorth to get Jerlena, 9, back and forth to school and doctors appointments. Her story is touching. She was hit by a car five years ago while crossing the street in front of her house. “Her mother gave up on her when she was 5,” said her legal guardian, Trelena Thomas, who met Jerlena and her younger sister Ashanti, 7, in an orphanage where she was working. “She (Jerlena) asked me not to leave her and I didn’t,” Thomas said. The van has been more !"#$%&&%'()*+'),-'+$%'./0,-%*'/.'1%)-2/*+$3'4*"#'2/*+$5*//63'7/8%'./*')'7$/+/'-0*",9'+$%'%:%,+; than important to the family. Photo by Patty McCormac “It allows us to keep our family together,” Thomas said. It was difficult to transport her on public transportation, on which the family relied. “The state started to step in. They were talking about putting her into a convalescent hospital,” Thomas said. Since she now has the TURN TO HEAD NORTH ON A17

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

JUNE 17, 2011

HOT OFF THE BLOCK

By Promise Yee Visit ranchosfnews.com to see video footage of this week’s Hot off the Block.

Father’s Day is June 19 — what’s great about your dad

?

New board member

OCEANSIDE — The Tri-City Hospital Foundation has just appointed new board member Frank Hutchins, who is also the vice president, branch manager and community lender of the California Bank & Trust Encinitas branch. As a member, he will help support the primary medical facilities serving Carlsbad, Oceanside and the Vista areas.

JONATHAN WOODWARD CARDIFF

NAIMEH WOODWARD CARDIFF

TODD JONES ENCINITAS

My dad loved me very much and I always knew that.

My dad has passed away. I remember all the sweet times we had together.

My dad has a lot of confidence in me, my siblings and my mom and has always been supportive.

Spa discounts

ENCINITAS — PoweredByOptimism, a group of North County women who host fundraiser events for, and participate in the Susan G. Komen 3Day Run For The Cure, is sponsoring discounts at The Encinitas Spa, 345 S. Coast Highway 101 during the month of June. Ten percent of all sales go to the Susan G. Komen foundation. The spa is offering 42 percent to 62 percent off select services.

Music boost

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad Educational Foundation Board Chairman Emmett Durnan, and Carlsbad Educational Foundation Chief Executive Officer Valin Brown accepted a check for $60,000 from Legoland during the eighth annual Celebrate Carlsbad Day event May 14. The money will help fund weekly music instruction for every elementary school student in the Carlsbad Unified School District in the 20112012 school year.

Top chefs

ENCINITAS — Chefs Bernard Guillas, of Encinitas, and his partner Ron Oliver, the duo behind the debut cookbook, “Flying Pans: Two Chefs, One World,” earned titles in the Chefs and Restaurants category as well as the People’s Choice Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals 2011 Cookbook Awards.

Name change

ENCINITAS — Owner Dave Steinbis announced TURN TO WHO’S NEWS ON A22

The Coast News Group earns community news awards By Tony Cagala

The Coast News Group earned top awards in The Association of Free Community Paper’s (AFCP) 2011 “Best of the Best” Awards presentation in St. Pete Beach, Fla., May 6. The Coast News took first place in the “General Excellence for demand distribution delivered publications,” with The Coast News and the Rancho Santa Fe News sweeping the “Community News — Editorial” category. Judges gave The Coast News first place in the “General Excellence” category for its “consistently strong cover design.” The upgraded stock on cover and good use of color make this paper a winner, the judges said. The editorial awards, which seek to recognize the best work throughout the entire free paper industry, went to three investigative pieces, all written by freelance reporter Lillian Cox.

First place: “Local woman fights wireless industry to reduce health risks.” Second place: “Local doctor shares his views on dangers from electromagnetic field radiation.” Third place: “Husband’s cancer spurs wife to warn of suspected cell phone dangers.” Cox earned “kudos” for her reporting from the judges, while Production Editor Charles Steinman received notice for his page design on the “Local woman fights wireless…” story. Judges noted the “great lead” and good use of the “above the fold” photograph, saying, “(the layout) captured the reader’s attention.” Judging for the awards took place March 5 at the Sheraton Hotel in Denver, Colo. Six judges, each having a background in the disciplines of the publishing industry, viewed over 1,800 entries from more than 100 different publishing compa-

City looks to help state with fairgrounds decisions By Bianca Kaplanek

To aid in Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to review the ownership, operation and governance of state-owned fairgrounds, Del Mar agreed at the June 6 meeting to create a Legislative Advocacy Subcommittee. Councilmen Carl Hilliard and Terry Sinnott will provide information, meet with legislators and their staffs and advocate for the city’s position for better regional control and management of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which the city has proposed to purchase. Senate Bill 1, authorizing the sale of the fairgrounds, was put on hold until state budget issues have been worked out. Hilliard and Sinnott will also monitor bills pertinent to the fairgrounds sale and travel to Sacramento when necessary. “I think we have a big opportunity to influence the process,” Hilliard said. Sinnott described it as a

have bag packed, will travel effort. “To be remote from Sacramento and not be able to communicate, or to be able to only communicate through a third party, is not as effective as being able to go eyeball to eyeball with people and ... represent the community in talks about what is being proposed,” he said. Brown has proposed a review of California’s 52 stateowned fairground properties to determine if any should be sold and if the way in which they are managed should be changed. The state plans to eliminate $32 million in general fund support to local and county agricultural activities and fairs. Sen. Christine Kehoe, who introduced SB 1, met with Hilliard and Sinnott, recommending Del Mar become “actively involved” in the governor’s review, according to a TURN TO FARGROUNDS ON A22

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Crawford starts 2012 Assembly campaign By Bianca Kaplanek

Former Del Mar Councilwoman Crystal Crawford kicked off her campaign for the state Assembly with a meet-and-greet fundraiser June 5 at the hilltop home of longtime friend Candice Kohl. The 2012 election will be Crawford’s second run for the 74th District seat, currently held by Republican Martin Garrick, who was first elected in 2006. About 80 people attended the hors d’oeuvres-andwine event, including Assemblyman Marty Block, who represents the 78th District, Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier, former Councilman Henry Abarbanel, Encinitas Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan and several area friends and residents. With an open primary, Crawford described the local political climate as an inter-

esting time with many moving pieces because of district boundaries being redrawn, and a vacant seat in the 74th District because of term limits. Crawford was defeated by Garrick in the 2010 election, but said she was pleased with the initial results. Her target was to earn at least 40 percent of the vote, a mark she missed by less than 2 percent. “I’m happy with what we did,” she said. “I’m very lucky to have so many supporters.” Despite her allegiance to Democrats, Crawford said she wants to “represent everyone regardless of their political party.” “We need to work together,” she said. “People are tired of the bickering TURN TO CAMPAIGN ON A22

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Business flourishes for wedding makeup artist By Lillian Cox

Ann DiNicolo is busy these days, preparing June brides for their big day. As owner of Flirt Makeup, she estimates that she does about 45 weddings a year. Although DiNicolo only launched her business last year, she’s already been voted into the “10news.com A List” category for “Makeup” in 2010. Once a wedding is booked, DiNicolo schedules a trial appointment anywhere from four to 10 months in advance in order to do test out makeup procedures and iron out all of the details. “I take notes to review early the wedding day,” she said. DiNicolo said that there are no rules when it comes to how you want your makeup to look on your wedding day. “Every dress has its own look and feel, and the right makeup can pull together all the elements,” she said. “Another fun option, if you plan to wear additional dresses after the ceremony, is wearing a second look. So maybe the wedding dress is the more natural makeup look and the cocktail dress is a smokey-

eyed, sultry look.” Wedding planner Liz Beck, of Liz Beck Events, said that 90 percent of her clients book Ann because she makes them feel comfortable. “Rather than making them over, she enhances their natural beauty. When someone wears a lot of makeup, she brings it up a level. When someone doesn’t wear makeup, she adds a little bit of a glow. No one wants to look like someone else on her wedding day,” Beck said. DiNicolo said she prefers to use an airbrush gun because it offers versatility. Whether airbrush or traditional, all makeup is waterproof, allowing it to hold up to hot weather and wedding tears. When booking weddings, DiNicolo allows about an hour for the bride and 45 minutes for each member of the wedding party, which sometimes includes men. “Occasionally, I will have a groom who needs something covered or corrected like a rash a mole or even a cold sore,” she said. “I’ve even had the father-of-the-bride ask me to put bronzer on

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makeup. Drink lots of water to keep your skin plumped up. Also, exfoliate — take your vitamins and don’t eat fast food. DiNicolo cautions against using bar soap which can leave a residue. Instead, she recommends a high-quality cleanser, preferably from natural product lines such as

Shiki, Alba and Avalon. Quality is also important in choosing cosmetics. DiNicolo said that cheaper products contain additives, which function as fillers. Often the color isn’t as deep because the powder disperses into the air. You can achieve better results with makeup by settling on a few, high-quality products, she added. “Most of us have too much makeup anyway,” she said. “People should settle on four products that are good.” While DiNicolo uses the higher-end makeup intended for professionals, she said that there are many great, moderately-priced lines that can be purchased at stores such as Ulta and Sephora. “NARS is a good, allaround line,” she said. “I love their eye shadow primer. Make-up Forever is a very good waterproof product; Urban Decay has awesome eye shadows, and M.A.C. has an amazing selection of lip gloss and lip color.” She said a frequent mistake is limiting yourself to TURN TO MAKEUP ON A22

Groups claim elephant ride company abuses animals By Bianca Kaplanek

Representatives from animal rights groups asked the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors at the June 7 meeting to cancel elephant rides at the San Diego County Fair, claiming the company that provides the rides, Have Trunk Will Travel, Inc. based in Perris, Calif., abuses its pachyderms. Matt Rossell from Animal Defenders International gave board

members a DVD released by his organization that he alleges was videotaped at Have Trunk Will Travel in Riverside. He said it shows “egregious cruelty to elephants,” including Tai, the pachyderm featured in the movie “Water for Elephants.” Rossell claims the video shows owners and trainers using bull hooks — tools with a bronze or steel hook attached to a handle — and electric prods to train the animals.

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Also speaking on behalf of elephants were Bryan Pease, an attorney with the Animal Rescue and Protection League, and Heather Drennan, from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). “They should have had a life in the wild,” Drennan said after providing her description of how the animals are captured and then used for entertainment. Tim Fennell, Del Mar fairgrounds chief executive officer, said Have Trunk Will Travel has provided elephant rides at the fair for at least the 18 years he’s been there, if not longer, and he has “never, ever, ever received any complaints of how the elephants were treated in any way, shape or form,” he said. After learning about the allegations, Fennell said he researched training methods through the American Veterinary Medical Association and discovered there are various ways to train the animals. He also learned that Gary Johnson, Have Trunk Will Travel owner, is on the board of directors of the

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in California animal welfare issues.” Fennell also said fairgrounds staff once visited Have Trunk Will Travel and came back with a “positive reaction” to how the elephants were trained. Barry Nussbaum 22nd District Agricultural Association board president, said he had already watched the video. “I don’t know what I’m looking at,” he said. “I’m not an expert.” With the fair opening three days after the June 7 meeting, Director Kim Fletcher said it was probably too late to cancel the contract with Have Trunk Will Travel, but suggested fairgrounds staff monitor the ride, something Fennell said has always been done. “We keep a close eye on all the animals here at the TURN TO ABUSE ON A20

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Dear Bruce: My parents are in their mid-70s and have been involved with time-share vacations for many years. They have spent a great deal of money, and the entire family has enjoyed many wonderful vacations at resorts over the years. They have made we four children beneficiaries of these vacation weeks. What is the best way to oversee the activity of these companies, which includes many maintenance fees, transfer fees, etc.? They have “conned” my parents into spending more and more money on what they call upgrades, but they have no better luck at booking weeks than anyone else. I am confused as to the best way to manage this in order to preserve what they have put into it, but I’m concerned that we are going to be burdened with the expenses and will not be able to afford the upkeep in annual fees. — S.A., via email

Dear S.A.: Let’s start with a prejudice on my part: I am not a fan of timeshares. Your parents have every right to name you four as beneficiaries of these “benefits.” On the other side of the issue, you are not under any obligation to accept.You have every right to be concerned with regard to the expenses, which in most cases are continually increasing. I know of no way to “manage” your relationship with the time-share people. In most cases, the contracts are extremely one-sided, and you can depend on them to not be to your advantage. Once you accept ownership, you are responsible for upkeep and annual fees, etc. You should very carefully assess whether you want to accept this responsibility. As often as not, you are far better off to not accept. Dear Bruce: I am 68 years old, my husband is 74, TURN TO SMART MONEY ON A19


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JUNE 17, 2011

‘Hands Across the Sand’ set for June 25 By Bianca Kaplanek

Area residents who oppose expanded offshore drilling and support clean energy solutions for a sustainable planet can join hands in front of Powerhouse Park at noon June 25 for the second annual Hands Across the Sand event. Dave Rauschkolb, a Florida surfer and restaurateur, created the event in response to a bill passed by the Florida House of Representatives, lifting the ban on near-shore oil drilling. With support from sponsor organizations, more than 10,000 Floridians joined hands Feb. 13, 2010, covering the state’s coastlines to show united opposition to nearshore drilling. Two months later the BP Deepwater Horizon oilrig exploded in the Gulf of

Summer arrives in style June 23 The Del Mar Village Association, with the support of the city of Del Mar, will celebrate the arrival of summer June 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Boulevard. Summer Solstice in the Village of Del Mar

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Phase one complete on input for revitalization By Bianca Kaplanek

With the first phase of community outreach complete, city officials are using the input provided to help develop a plan for downtown

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she said. “There was a concern that we need to manage our sidewalk cafes and their location better but people really recognize the benefit. “And in all cases, safety, pedestrian amenities and a pleasant environment should prevail,” Garcia said. There were mixed opinions on how best to use the 100-foot right of way, including whether Camino del Mar should be narrowed to one lane in each direction, the type of parking and whether medians should be narrowed or eliminated. Mayor Don Mosier said there was “a pretty negative response” to shared bicycle lanes. In fact an emergency room physician said he might

be busier if they were added. “But that’s not what the data says,” Mosier said. According to a recent study, bicycle accidents decrease because motorists tend to pay more attention when bikes are present in shared lanes. “It was commonly felt that a parking structure at City Hall would have a great benefit to all of the downtown area,” Garcia said, adding that alternatives are still needed to manage employee parking and protect the neighborhoods from spillover. There were also mixed opinions on the amount of TURN TO REVITALIZATION ON A20

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The best option for car financing By Consumer Reports

Suppose you’re looking for the lowest-cost financing deal on a new car and have a choice of several manufacturer incentives, including a cash rebate, low-rate loans and a lease. Figuring out which option is best can be a complicated calculation, according to Consumer Reports Money Adviser. You need to arm yourself with the necessary tools to evaluate auto-financing deals. To help, Consumer Reports Money Adviser crunched the numbers on dozens of recent offers. It found that the cash rebate is often the lowest-cost option if you can finance at below-average rates, which are likely to be found at a local banks, credit unions or online lenders.

How deals stack up

To understand why taking the rebate is often the best choice, you need to look at why the other options typically cost more. Leasing. In reality, leasing is just another form of financing. Whether you finance a $26,000 car with a lease or a loan, you’ll be borrowing $26,000, assuming no down payment. And you’ll pay interest on that amount, minus whatever you pay back. When you take out a loan, you pay back the entire vehicle cost. But with a lease, you pay back only the projected loss in the vehicle’s value over the lease term, the so-called depreciation.That results in a much lower monthly payment, which is the reason leasing appears attractive. But it also leaves a larger amount that’s not paid back and is therefore subject to a finance charge every month. And though leasing means less out of pocket, it���s more expensive overall because you won’t own the vehicle after the lease is over, as you would with a car bought with a loan. Also, leases tend to have higher interest rates than equivalent loans. Low-interest financing. For this option, the question is whether the savings from the manufacturer’s extralow interest rate more than offsets the amount you’d lose by giving up the cash back.That can be the case if you take the cash and finance the car elsewhere at just an average rate. But if you shop carefully for a rate, as Consumer Reports Money Adviser did, you might get the best of both worlds: the cash and a competitive rate that, while not as low as what the manufacturer is offering, provides significant net savings over what you’d otherwise pay. That doesn’t mean you won’t find instances in TURN TO CONSUMER ON A18

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The Belly Button Biodiversity project at North Carolina State University has begun examining the “faunal differences” in the microbial ecosystems of our navels, to foster understanding of the “tens of thousands” of organisms crawling around inside (almost all benign or even helpful). An 85-year-old man in North Carolina may have “very different navel life” than a 7-year-old girl in

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Good Jobs: (1) Prison Guard (“the greatest entrylevel job in California,” according to an April Wall Street Journal report highlighting its benefits over a typical job resulting from a Harvard University education). Starting pay is comparable; loans are not necessary (since the guard “academy”

actually pays the student); and vacation time is more generous (seven weeks, five paid). One downside: The prison system is more selective (Harvard accepts 6.2 percent of applicants versus the guard service’s fewer-than-1 percent of 120,000 applicants). (2) California taxpayers were also astonished to learn in May that several beach communities (led by Newport Beach) pay some lifeguards more than $100,000 annually in salary and benefits. (Generally, those are for long-time and supervisory jobs; ordinary “summer job” lifeguards typically make $16 to $22 an hour.)

Cantor boasted on Twitter. Never mind that Republicans had yet to propose, much less pass, a significant piece of economic legislation. The improving jobs picture was all their doing. Needless to say, Cantor’s tweeting a different tune after May’s disappointing employment numbers. Now it’s all the White House’s fault. As Washington Monthly’s Steve Benen puts it: “Heads Cantor wins; tails Dems lose.” It’s considered rude to mention that Obama inherited an economy that was losing 800,000 jobs per month when he was inaugurated. This same economy began to turn around soon after Obama signed off on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, but it appears to be losing steam now that the provisions in the act are expiring. But here’s the thing: the main reason Obama’s inherited economy is out of bounds is because the White House won’t talk about it. The presi-

dent seems so intent upon burnishing his credentials as a reasonable, bipartisan leader that he’s failed to engage the public on a level it understands. Does he not get that you can’t meet somebody in the middle who’s running in the opposite direction? Even so, the same “America the Angry” poll shows that voters aren’t necessarily buying what Republicans are selling. Respondents say, by a 2-to-1 ratio (58 to 29 percent), that the GOP is blaming the White House rather than proposing anything useful. They support higher taxes on the wealthiest over budget cuts by a margin of 68 to 27 percent. Abstract arguments about Keynesian economics mean little to the average person, but most know instinctively that America is very far from being “broke,” as Republicans insist. Corporate profits are at record levels; Wall Street’s wallowing in cash; the wealthiest Americans are

hoarding an unprecedented share of the national treasure. What’s needed is to get that money moving. Businesses aren’t hiring because there’s too little demand. Unemployed, underemployed or merely scared middle-class consumers — some 70 percent of the economy — aren’t spending. “The answer seems obvious,” Paul Krugman wrote in a recent New York Times opinion piece. “We should be using fiscal stimulus; we should be using unconventional monetary policy, including raising the inflation target; we should be pursuing aggressive measures to reduce mortgage debt. Not doing these things means accepting huge waste and hardship.” Writing in the Financial Times, Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich compiles a laundry list of suggestions, including a payroll tax holiday — even a new Works Projects Administration for

public infrastructure projects. Yet when White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee was interviewed recently by ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, his big thing was how “we have a moment that we can talk about long-run deficit reduction.” Meanwhile, the words “debt ceiling” have scarcely passed Obama’s lips — even as the same GOP leaders who raised the blasted thing seven times under George W. Bush play Russian roulette with the “full faith and credit” of the U.S. government. Unless, that is, they get the jobs-killing budget cuts they demand.

Sens. Richard Lugar of Indiana and Olympia Snowe of Maine. Tea party Republicans tolerate no dissent from their political orthodoxy. They are out — successfully, I believe — to purge the party of all to their left, and even some to their right. Meanwhile, at the heart of the Republican Party, are leaders like Bachmann who are eager to fill the void and who see Palin as a real threat. Ed Rollins, Bachmann’s campaign manager (a veteran strategist), took a swipe at

Palin this week (then retreated). Whether we agree with them, when Bachmann and Palin preach — oops, I mean “campaign” — you know they believe what they are saying. Both are pretty brunettes who can’t help but cut into each other’s support because they appeal to the same base. It is from that fractured base that I imagine Palin ascending. Palin is the candidate with the most crossover appeal between groups. She can talk to the tea partiers,

the radicals — even the nearly extinct moderates. When scripted, she can be rather convincing, especially compared to other candidates. The others are too drab — in policy, in convictions, in media smarts. They just can’t compete with her star power. From here, 2012 looks like a slam-dunk for Sarah Palin.

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nation is hard to say. Some may be pretending. The House’s freshman contingent appears sincerely misguided. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof asks sarcastically if what tea partiers want is a low-tax, limited government haven of conservative religious values like ... Pakistan. Not really. What most have in mind is something more like the Deep South of the 1950s — an imagined paradise with comfortable “aristocrats,” a timid middle class, and beaten-down peasants at each others’ throats. Many of them probably saw “The Andy Griffith Show” as a documentary. Republican leadership definitely appears willing to prolong the pain for partisan advantage. As recently as April, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor took credit for 2011 jobs growth. “Over 478,000 Jobs Created Since January, #GOP Majority,”

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taken a significant shift to the political right. I can remember the days when the party was an inclusive organization. But, Republican legends like former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Sen. Jacob Javits of New York and Clifford Case of New Jersey are gone with history. Palin certainly doesn’t fill that void, but she may be served by it. Of all the people set to cash in if the tea party retains its strength, Palin may be first among them. Why? Let me explain: Moderate Republicans are in danger of extinction. After the 2008 election, some polls showed the GOP barely had the public’s support. So, the party decided to work with this faction. It concentrated on issues that brought them storming to town hall meetings and into the election booth. Unfortunately for the pragmatists who run the party, they birthed the tea party Republicans. Tea partiers ran in the primaries and won. Now they are strong enough to tell Speaker John Boehner what his limits are. And they do. They aren’t done. Tea party Republicans are fielding candidates against the handful of moderates who remain in the party such as

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— Cat Failing to Know Its Role: In Cleveland, Texas (near Houston), a man had to be airlifted to an emergency trauma unit after losing a fight with a house cat. He was even armed with a knife as he took on the beast, but somehow the attacking cat caused him to lose his balance and fall on the blade. — Procreation Interventions: (1) Because female giant tortoises are lackadaisical about mating, the Knoxville (Tenn.) Zoo in May temporarily moved its two males, Al and Tex, to Zoo Atlanta to encourage Knoxville females Patches, TURN TO ODD FILES, CONT’D ON A17

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner and co-author of “The Hunting of the President” (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). You can e-mail Lyons at eugenelyons2@yahoo.com.

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Great summer reads, and more from around the Ranch to hitting triples, she is one of the star players on the Yankees team. She was the only female playing in the Rancho Santa Fe Majors this year. I have featured a beautiful photo of Lucy with her mom, Nancy Rickerson, for this issue. MACHEL PENN They were kind enough to allow me to phoSHULL tograph them that day. This will be Lucy’s last Machel’s Ranch year to play baseball, because she is focusing With summer only one week away, I must more on soccer for next year. Well, let me tell share with my readers one of my private joys. you Lucy, the game of baseball will miss you One that allows me to lighten-up during my and don’t forget what a true pro you are at this own weekly routine: When in doubt, pick up a sport, too. I loved watching you excel in basebook and find the ultimate escape at your fin- ball this year and doing justice to the female gertips. (For you technology savvy individuals gender when it comes to women competing like my son, this suggestion can also include a with men. Excellent job Lucy! On June 1, The Rancho Santa Fe R. Roger Kindle or a Nook.) Recently, I discovered a remarkable writer that has had quite a run of Rowe School held its open house on a glorious sunny day in the Ranch. Parents and students success — Sophie Kinsella. enjoyed the beautiful new From her popular campus as everyone walked series, “Confessions of a around meeting teachers, Shopaholic,” to one of her while checking out the classrecent novels, “Twenties room work. I ran into Lisa Girl,” I haven’t had this much McVay and snapped this realfun reading in ages. Laughly exceptional photo of her out-loud funny is the best with her son Nick that day. I way to describe one of her have also featured my son books. I seriously ponder with his 5th grade teacher, how I can manage to squeeze Jennifer Easbey. 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They did everything from serving breakfast to stocking the food areas,to pack- My sincerest apologies to Deana Carter regarding treats, and even cleaning up and taking out ing her name not being mentioned underneath the garbage. Tracy, thank you for sharing this the photo she was in last issue. Deana is dynawonderful accomplishment with the RSF mite and a wonderful Ranch resident that has Community. If anyone deserves to have their her own financial office right here in town. out her website at photo in the paper this week, it’s this inspiring Check carterfinancial.biz/new/carterfinancial/default. group featured here in my column. On May 28, I attended the Yankees game asp. She is also a Rancho Santa Fe Rotarian. at Richardson Field in Rancho Santa Fe. 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MARIALISA CALTA Kiss the Cook

Part-time veganism, full-time health Three years ago, Mark Bittman — New York Times writer, bestselling cookbook author, food blogger and TV personality — surprised many “gourmets”by advocating a diet he called “lessmeatarianism.” In his book “Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes” (Simon & Schuster, 2008), Bittman combined his concerns about his own health and that of the planet and concluded this: Our diets may be killing us, and they are not doing much for the planet, either. Here’s an example: According to Bittman, industrial meat production is responsible for one-fifth of the world’s production of greenhouse gases. If we all ate the equivalent of three fewer cheeseburgers (or “cheeseburger equivalencies”) a week, he said, it would result in a reduction of greenhouse gases equivalent to taking all of the SUVs in the United States off the road. Bonus: We might even get healthier and lose weight — he did. After a doctor advised him to adopt a vegan diet, Bittman — whose job involves sampling some of the finest food in the world — instead adopted a “vegan until 6 p.m.” diet. That meant eating no animal products (no fish, meat, poultry, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, etc.) until 6 p.m. For dinner, he said he eats “pretty much what I want.” The results? He cut his animal-protein consumption by two-thirds and lost 35 pounds, reduced his cholesterol level and his blood pressure. And he has helped, even in a small way, reduce greenhouse gases. For most of us, veganism seems, if not scary, simply unappealing. But if you think about just going for a SEMI-vegan diet, it’s a piece of (egg-free, dairy-free) cake. It’s not hard to substitute a bowl of oatmeal for bacon and eggs for breakfast, or to have PB&J instead of a tuna melt for lunch. And for the more adventuresome, the number

proper transportation, the issue has been solved, thanks to HeadNorth. Now she will even be able to take part in after school activities with her classmates at Lindberg-Schweitzer Elementary School. “To our family, it has given us a new life.” About 200 people attended the cocktail reception where bidding was lively on such items as tickets to the upcoming Katy Perry and Taylor Swift concerts, golf vacations in exotic locales, a place on a luxury yacht during the America’s Cup and two days in New York including a tour of the stock exchange. Another highlight was the golf ball drop from a helicopter onto the 18th hole of the golf course — an unusual way to conduct a raffle. “The Golf Invitational is our largest annual fundraising event, and raises direct program funding for the year to help individuals have peer mentoring support and financial assistance for equipment and services like wheelchairs, physical therapy, and car and home modifications to promote an active and productive lifestyle,” said Michele Bart, executive director of the organiza-

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Corky and Standup to yearn for them.Tex, by the way, is 90 years old, and Al is 130 (and hasn’t had a date since 1983, according to a May Knoxville News-Sentinel story). (2) Hopewell Township, N.J., officials, responding to noise complaints in April, passed an ordinance limiting rooster access to hens to only 10 days a year. (The chickens also must, of course, be “diseasefree.”)

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Oklahoma inmate Eric Torpy has served only six years of his 33-year sentence for armed robbery, but

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already he is looking ahead to the years 2035-2038. His original sentence was 30 years, but he challenged the judge that if he was “going down,” it would be in “Larry Bird’s jersey” — the number 33 worn by the basketball player. Judge Ray Elliott then accommodated Torpy by adding three years. Said Torpy, in May, “Recently, I’ve wisened up.” “I’m pretty sure (Bird) thinks I’m an idiot. (T)ruthfully, most people do. My own family does, so I’m pretty sure he does, too.”

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therapists.They were on hand for petting, touching and hugging. “I love animals and I want to support the Helen Woodward Animal Center,” said Karen Boyle of Valley Center. “We are dog fans from way back,” added her husband Allen who was sporting a top hat for the black tie

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event. Russ and Jill Mann of Covario, a company that provides free search engine marketing software to the center, were also in attendance. “We feel there is nothing more important than finding a lost child or a lost pet and getting them back to their family,” Russ Mann said. To learn more about the Helen Woodward Animal Center, visit animalcenter.org or call (858) 756-4117.

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of approachable vegan cookbooks is growing. A new arrival is “Vegan Family Meals: Real Food for Everyone” by Ann Gentry (Andrews McMeel, 2011). Here, from that book, is a simple, tasty, visually appealing vegetable and tofu dish. All of the ingredients are available in most supermarkets. You can add or substitute any vegetables that you have on hand. You can skip the rice entirely, or substitute soba or udon noodles. And it’s perfectly packable — and microwavable — for lunch.

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that a jailhouse would traumatize. (2) In a widely reported story that originated in the Brazilian press, accountant (and severe-anxiety and hypersexuality sufferer) Ana Catarian Bezerra, 36, was said to have prevailed after a court battle in April to be allowed breaks during the work day to masturbate.

2 cups bite-size broccoli florets 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 head green cabbage, cored and sliced 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed 3 ounces fresh shiitake or other mushrooms, stemmed about 1 cup water 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 (5-inch) piece ginger, peeled 2/3 cup mirin (Japanese cooking wine) or dry sherry or sweet marsala 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce 1 (14-ounce) container firm tofu, drained and cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1/2 bunch watercress, stems removed For the rice: 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil

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the quarters connected. Remove the peel. Place in the middle of a large skillet. Arrange the broccoli, squash, carrots, cabbage, sugar snap peas and mushrooms in clusters around the onion, keeping each vegetable separate from the other and arranging so that the colors are balanced and attractive. Add just enough water to cover the

CONSUMER A News of the Weird Classic (March 1995)

Police in East Patchogue, N.Y., filed a false-report charge against Nicholas Lalla, 32, in January (1995) after he had sworn out a complaint that his estranged wife slapped him. Lalla played for police an audiotape he had made, clandestinely, in which slapping sounds are heard amidst his yelling “Don’t hit me.” When police informed Mrs. Lalla of that clandestine

audiotape, she played for them a clandestine videotape she had made of him staging the audiotaping: He is shown, alone, yelling “Don’t hit me” outside her house after she had walked away. UPDATE: Morris Wayne Givens, charged with murder in October 1998 in Prattville, Ala., was subsequently freed and all charges dropped, according to a family source. His name has been removed from the News of the Weird Classic Middle Name series.

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which low-interest financing or even a lease deal is the lowestcost option. That can happen if an automaker is particularly aggressive with any of its offers. So it pays to check offers carefully. The only way to know for sure if you’ve got the best deal is to compare the numbers.

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bottom of the skillet. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the pan. Cover and turn heat to high. Bring to a boil, decrease the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the squash is crisptender, about 12 minutes Meanwhile, finely grate the ginger over a paper towel or sheet of cheesecloth, and then squeeze the pulp to extract 2 teaspoons of ginger juice. Place in a bowl with the mirin and tamari. Add the tofu, and toss to coat. Spoon the tofu mixture over the vegetables, and simmer uncovered until the tofu is hot, about 5 minutes. Add the watercress and simmer until it wilts, about 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat, and set it on a trivet in the middle of the table. Meanwhile, prepare the rice: Heat the oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant,

about 30 seconds. Stir in the rice and sesame seeds, and cook just until heated through, about three minutes. Divide the rice among four bowls or plates, and invite diners to select vegetables. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over each serving. Pass the scallions and nori strips for garnish. Yield: 4 servings Recipe from “Vegan Family Meals” by Ann Gentry (Andrews McMeel, 2011) Marialisa Calta is the author of “Barbarians at the Plate: Taming and Feeding the American Family” (Perigee, 2005). For more information, go to www.marialisacalta.com.

can calculate it yourself by multiplying the payments by the number of months. Then add any pre- or post-deal costs not included in the financing, such as a down payment. Don’t forget to include state sales tax. When you buy, the tax is typically on the entire amount, minus any trade-in. With a lease, it’s usually on the down payment and the monthly lease payment. But a few states have different rules, especially on whether tax is applied before or after the rebate is deducted. If you want to calculate

the total cost yourself, use an online calculator. Consumer Reports Money Adviser recommends the loan calculator at leaseguide.com/carloancalculator.htm. Finally, keep in mind that any cost comparison you do is valid only if you keep the vehicle for the duration of the lease or loan. If you expect to trade it in early, say, during the second year of a six-year loan, leasing from the outset might cost you less.

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and we have no debt. Our present monthly income is about $3,000. We have $290,000 in our IRAs and another $200,000 in CDs and savings. I am looking for a better return than just the interest that CDs and savings are paying, which you know is very poor rate. Is an annuity a good idea at our age? I was thinking of putting $75,000 in a fixed-income annuity. We also live in a twostory house with the bedrooms on the second floor and are thinking of looking for a one-story home and not have too much of a mortgage payment. Do you have any advice for us? — Shirley, via email Dear Shirley: At the risk of being repetitive to my regular readers, you are part of a very large fraternity, and, unfortunately, the times are just not kind to people like you who are saving rather than borrowing. As you said, the interest on CDs is very poor. In some cases, annuities can work to your advantage. However, many of the annuities have penalties for early withdrawals and are very substantial, and the performance is nowhere near as good as some of the sales people selling these investments imply. Obviously, the annuity is only as good as the company, usually an insurance company and their strength is

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important. You mentioned that you live in a two-story home. You might be better off selling that home and have no mortgage payment. Often as not, you can rent a home or a condo, etc., for far less money than you can own it. This is one of the betterkept secrets in the recent economy. Whether your home is saleable is another matter. You haven’t mentioned its value. It’s difficult to make an ironclad suggestion, but you indicate there is a mortgage. Frequently, you are better off paying rent, dispensing with a mortgage and investing the balance of the proceeds of the sale. The reality is that unless you are prepared to take some degree of risk, you are condemned to almost no return on your investment. Dear Bruce: I am a widower with two granddaughters. I have all of my assets in our three names as power of attorney. Am I doing this correctly? I would like to escape probate if possible. Do we each own a third? This has been in place for 10 years. — F.R., via email Dear F.R.: The problem is that you have your granddaughters’ names on everything. If they get into some financial difficulty, the assets that you worked very hard for may be attached. I understand the desire to avoid probate, but frankly, probate is not the terrible thing that it

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has been made out to be. I don’t know how your affairs have been stated, but I might assume that you each own a third. I would be uncomfortable making that statement. It would seem to me that you are far better off talking to your attorney and having the property put back in your name. I do realize that means if you require substantial medical attention or nursing home care, your granddaughters’ equity might be exhausted. Would your interest be jeopardized if something were to enter their lives, like legal liability, tax issues, etc? Finally, at the risk of repetition, I don’t find that going through probate is such a horrible experience. Dear Bruce: After 25 years of marriage and no children, my husband has asked me for a divorce. We own a house together and have no debt except for the mortgage. I have a substantial retirement fund, while my husband’s is significantly less than mine. I chose to invest heavily for what I thought was our future, and he chose to be conservative. At the same time, I contributed equally to the household expenses. We agreed that he would move out and I would refinance the house in my name. How do I find a good lawyer (I have no one to turn to for advice) and protect my retirement? — J.B., via email

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Dear J.B.: Marriages do come apart even after 25 years, and it is always a painful experience. Whether your state is equal distribution or equitable distribution depends on the state in which you live. I am certain you can see the differences. You will need an attorney, in any case, and if it is a contentious situation as to how the assets should be divided, the only sure winners are the attorneys.You should be able to talk to some of your colleagues and co-workers and get some recommendations for attorneys who have earned a good reputation in divorce matters. You can check with your local bar association, and they will, after hearing what your circumstances are, recommend half a dozen names to you. You can interview these people and ask about their fees, experience, etc. You’ll get some notion to what your expenses will be. Under any circumstances, it is a difficult situation, and if it’s contentious, it can be debilitating. Dear Bruce: I lost my job due to a reduction in the workforce a year ago. I am wondering what I should do with my 401(k). I am 60 years old, and my husband will be 62 in December. He lost his job about two years ago. I was collecting unemployment, but since I am now receiving a small pension from my previous employer,

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this has stopped. I still owe $5,000 on my car loan and was wondering whether I should take money out of my 401(k) to pay this off. Right now I have just over $112,000, which is all invested in intermediate and short bonds. We also have the usual bills, mortgage, etc., which is $1,000 a month in utilities, charge card bills and a loan. I also own some stock, which I have taken a huge loss on over the years. I have been applying for jobs but not having any luck. Any advice would be appreciated. — A.P., via email DEAR A.P.: It is clear that age discrimination is alive and well, and folks your age will have a difficult time finding jobs at your previous income levels. You can, of course, withdraw money from your 401(k) without penalty; you’ll have to pay taxes. Given your job situation, it’s possible you won’t have to pay taxes. Your investments in bonds as of now likely produce a very modest return. You mentioned that you’ve taken a huge loss in your stock, but if you have invested in relatively secure companies (even though the market sunk considerably a few years ago), most of those stocks recovered nicely. I hope that is true in your case. Regarding you car payment, it’s likely that the interest you are paying on that loan is substantially

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greater than the 401(k) is earning. If that is the case, consider taking the $5,000 and paying off that loan. DEAR BRUCE: The company I work for offers a lump sum and an annuity as options for retirement payment. There is a rumor that the company is going to do away with the lump-sum option. How is the lump-sum option determined, and do they have to give notice if they change the way they offer pension payments? — A.B., via email Dear A.B.: The human resources department of your company is the place to start your investigation. Rumors are a nickel each. Because each situation is unique, I have no idea how the lump-sum option is determined and whether it is to your advantage. Further, they might have no obligation to tell you that the pensions are being changed, particularly if you make no contribution. Your first stop is human resources. Ask the questions you’ve asked me. If they start to finesse, you may want to talk to some of your colleagues and collectively have an attorney make the inquiry.

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parking — whether the city had enough or not — and appropriate parking ratios, she said. “There was strong feeling to maintain the eclectic village characteristics and that charm is really felt from the diversity of building types,” Garcia said. “There were very mixed opinions on the appropriate building height (and) definite concerns for blocking views from the residential areas.” Garcia said residents generally support adding mixeduse residential units and businesses that serve residents’ needs. Many people also had “strong feelings” that the Design Review Board should weigh in on any development. As plans are developed, they will be presented to the Planning Commission and DRB for review and recommendations this summer.

board. As she did when she got a job in catering, Beck volunteered to help vendors, from florists to photographers,so she could learn the entire wedding planning business. “When most people come to me they have no idea what a wedding planner is,” she said. “It is someone to advise you and have your back — that’s exactly what it is.” In 2008 Beck grew her business from wedding design to offering a full-service package, which can include staging an eco-friendly, organic, sus-

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Alternatives are expected to be presented to council members in September. There will be workshops after that to allow for additional public input. Residents can also e-mail comments to conversations@delmar.ca.us. “This won’t be the last you hear of village revitalization,” Garcia said. “I think there’s a fundamental problem here,” former Councilman Dave Druker said. He attended the June 5 workshop but was the only resident to address council at the June 6 meeting. “We’ve never defined

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what this problem is,” he said. “Most importantly,we’ve never defined what the objectives are for the solution. And until those are defined I don’t believe the citizens have a good idea of what we are trying to do. “Once those are determined the alternatives will fall out pretty quickly and pretty easily but you have not done that,” Druker said.“It’s not just (that) we need to have a more vital downtown. That is not a problem.” Druker said defining the specific problems is difficult, but until that is done, “you’re just kind of poking in the dark.” Mosier said the primary objective is to have a pedestrian-friendly, economically viable downtown. “This is not an exercise without some objective,”he said.“But maybe we need to make that clearer to everyone in the community.” “We found out more what the public wanted,” Councilwoman Lee Haydu said. “The public was very vocal. I think that’s very important to let the public in.”

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when you didn’t feel like coming and felt like taking a break, but you didn’t,” said Lindy Delaney, district superintendent. She singled out Jasmine Jaffe, a fifth-grader who has had perfect attendance since kindergarten. “We might have to have a special award at graduation,” Delaney said. She also thanked the parents for their part in getting their student to school every day. In other school board news, Debra Vaughn Cleff, of Webb Cleff Architecture and Engineering Inc., told the board that the bids for the new soccer field came in and that they were all well over budget from original estimates.

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fair,” Fennell said, adding that there are “two sides to this story.” “These are very serious charges,” Nussbaum said. He and the board directed staff

JUNE 17, 2011 tainable event without compromising style. Beck explains that 50 percent of her job is making sure clients are happy, and 50 percent is making sure photographers are happy. Photographer Sara France has worked on weddings with Beck for more than five years. “A lot of planners rely on people who are creative, but Liz is creative herself,” France said. “She did a really big wedding at the Hard Rock Hotel and the execution of it was just incredible.” France explained that Beck came up with the idea of arranging all of the tall tables on the outside perimeter, and

the short tables on the inside, so that everyone had an unobstructed view of the dance floor. “Then Liz took the centerpieces from the ceremony and restyled them for the tables at the reception,” she said. “They looked like lamps, with the base filled with water and a flower.” France says it’s a fallacy to think that the cost of a planner is going to translate into a more expensive wedding. “Planners pay for themselves easily by helping people save money,” she said. For more information,visit lizbeckevents.com or call (858) 755-2228.

“We were as shocked as you were,” said Vaughn Cleff. “The design team went back and put our heads together and came up with three options.” Option one was to redesign and raise the field. Option two was to keep the design and change to natural turf; and option three was to keep the field the size it is now and add synthetic turf and the rubberized track, she said. “I know the board has made their decisions about (synthetic turf), but we felt it was important to put everything on the table,” she said. By doing some minor redesign and reducing some of the soft costs of the field, the firm was able to chisel the cost down to a manageable $2,647,295 total for the project. “We are still providing a

great facility,” said Tim Ireland, project manager. “Thank you for sharpening your pencils and figuring this out for us,” said Richard Burdge, board president. The field will be paid for with funds recently received from the state that can only be used for capital improvements. Construction should begin when school ends the middle of this month and race for completion by the time school begins on Aug. 29. “I’m not going to kid you. It’s a tight schedule,“ Ireland said. Also approved by the board were Smart Boards for classrooms, not to exceed $353,619.08 and upgraded lighting, sound and video features for the performing arts center not to exceed $103,417.17.

to look into the matter further and report back.“I would like to learn more from experts,” he said. “I want all perspectives to make an informed decision.” “We are unwavering in our commitment to elephants,” Johnson and his wife, Kari, wrote on a fan site

for “Water for Elephants.” “We stand by our care and training methods. We are proud of our contributions to elephant welfare and conservation,” they wrote. “Animal rights extremist groups ... have no basis of knowledge or experience working with elephants. They have an agenda and a history of using less than honest means to achieve their goals. “The video shows heavily edited and very short snippets, obviously taken surreptitiously six years ago, purporting mistreatment of our elephants,” the posting states. Rossell said he couldn’t disclose details of how, where and when the video was created; however, he did say Animal Defenders International has “a history of undercover investigations.” He also said it isn’t “a two-sided issue.” “They said they don’t hit or use electric shocks,” Rossell said. “But the video shows otherwise.” Kari Johnson said she would only discuss the video with “legitimate animal welfare organizations ... that would know what they are looking at.” “I’m not going to go through the video,” she said. “It’s not in context and they’ve said stuff that’s so off the wall. “It’s so hard,” she said. “We’ve done so much for and with the elephants. It’s so hurtful.” There were no allegations that elephants were abused at the fairgrounds or during the fair. The video can be viewed on the Animal Defenders International website at adiusa.org.


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city staff report. “I think this is an excellent idea,” resident Bud Emerson said. “You are really impressive people and I think when you represent a city directly…you have ‘cred’ that nobody else has. So if you’re up there talking to people, it seems to me it has impact.” Emerson recommended appointing council members who represent views from both political parties. “What you’re talking about doing is something very rational,” he said. “Sacramento is not rational. Sacramento is bitterly partisan and I think we came within a hair’s width of getting that fairgrounds when we had a bipartisan tandem of Carl and Crystal (Crawford), because you can talk to both sides of the aisle. “We can rise above partisanship here,” Emerson said. “They cannot. Those people are crazy.” “I don’t think these are Republican or Democrat issues,” Councilman Mark Filanc said. “This is just a matter of local control and doing the right thing and that’s not a partisan issue.” Sinnott agreed. “I think it really boils down to solid people going in making good impressions on people, talking basic information that people can use and helping them solve their problems,” he said. The city’s travel budget allows each council member to spend $500 annually. Council members acknowledged that they would likely end up using their own funds for trips to Sacramento, as Hilliard and Sinnott said they did during their recent trip. This will be the city’s fourth subcommittee to deal with the fairgrounds. There are currently two-member committees to address the potential purchase, the 22nd District Agricultural Association development and the 22nd DAA in general.

for about eight years, first having to jump the hurdle of creating a special assessment district through the Community Service District (CSD) and then approval by the Local Agency Formation Commission. If an application for undergrounding in a district is approved, the engineering

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personal relationships between several key American figures and their wives such as George and Martha Washington, Ben and Debbie Franklin and others. The De Anza Chapter also honored deceased Daughters Leslie Larrabee and Helen Gillette Chapin who passed away last June. The De Anza members will be participating in Flag Day on the USS Midway. The public is encouraged to attend; admission is free to those wearing red, white and blue. The De Anza members will also ride in the Fourth of July Rancho Santa Fe parade. In August, De Anza’s registrar and active lineage committee will hold a genealogy workshop, which will help prospective members with their membership applications. Any woman 18-years or older is eligible for membership. The applicant must prove direct lineage from a patriot who gave service during the American Revolution. For more, call (858) 344-6233 or visit deanzadar.org.

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one look or product line. “There is so much out there,” she said. “It’s all about how much you apply, and how you apply it.” DiNicolo comes by her

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vision, and the period in their life they’d like to return to. “From that point we discuss clothing they already have, or clothing in my collection they could wear,” Hoffman explained. “They try on gloves, fur stoles, etc., all of them entirely frivolous and whimsical items.” Costs range from $400 to $1,200 which includes champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Hoffman said that the two components to a great vintage photograph are the raw photograph followed by skin softening, eye brightening and line removal she does using Photoshop. She has two mentors. Exhusband Steven Hoffman, who owns Modern Postcards in Carlsbad, taught her photography. Friend Gene Nocon, famed photographer to the British Royal Family, passed on his mastery in the digital darkroom through using Photoshop. Hoffman will be a part of the Vintage Voyage, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 10 at the historic Burnham House near Balboa

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assessment study will be prepared by an assessment engineer at a cost of $2,000 per property owner. If the CSD board rejects the application, the $2,000 will be refunded and the process will not move forward. Once the engineering study is complete and accepted by the CSD, the CSD board will adopt the study and conduct a public vote of

all the property owners in the proposed assessment district. Then there will be a public hearing, which will help decide if the formation of the district should proceed. It is estimated there are 39 districts with 48 properties each. “I think many people want to know what check do I have to write if I am interested,” said Tom Lang, board

president. In cases where the property is owned by the Association, the fees would be paid by the membership, such as the Encinitas entrance of the Covenant. “I think there will be a dramatic impact to the entrance of Rancho Santa Fe,” said Jack Queen, director. “We have our flowers and our rock and then all those ugly poles.”

talent honestly. “I loved makeup since I was a kid,” she said. “My mother is a gifted artist. For me, makeup was another art media.” DiNicolo started out as an art major at Palomar College before earning a

bachelor’s degree in interior design from San Diego State University. When the recession impacted interior designers, she was able to fall back on her training as an aesthetician and launch a successful business doing what she

loves. “My friends used to ask me to do their makeup during junior high and high school,” she said. “I was always frilly and a girly girl.” For more information, visit flirtmakeup.net.

after finding a lack of dedicated community news coverage in the area. The Coast News Group publishes The Coast News and the Rancho Santa Fe News, employing 13 inhouse staff members and sev-

eral freelance reporters. The free paper industry is a $4 billion industry, with circulations in excess of 100 million copies weekly, according to the AFCP. The industry consists of a

diverse mix of publications, including shopping guides, newsweeklies and community newspapers. To read the awardwinning articles, visit thecoastnews.com.

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CARDIFF-BY-THESEA — Cardiff-based business, Surfsnack, launched into the Los Angeles community as an exhibitor at the June 11 Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard & Ocean Fest to benefit Heal the Bay.

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SAN MARCOS — California State University San Marcos announced the selection of Katherine Kantardjieff as dean of the new College of Science and Mathematics and Michael “Mike” Schroder as dean of Extended Learning, which offers continuing education and training options to the community.

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VISTA — Tom Di Roma has announced the opening of Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen, 30 Main St., Suite 180. His cupcakes are from scratch with all natural ingredients. The store is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call (760) 842-5138.

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Park. The charity event, which supports the San Diego Symphony Foundation, will also showcase Erica Hecht, EA Vintage fashions; Diane Y. Welch, award-winning author of “Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California;” and Diana Cavagnaro, designer milliner. Cougar Vineyards & Winery and Cork & Platter Catering are providing wine and hors d’oeuvres. For tickets and information visit cougarwineryvintagevoyage.eventbrite. com. For more information about Leslie Hoffman Photography, visit lesliehoffmanphotography.com, e-mail lesliehphoto@sbcglobal.net IN VOGUE < =.7%&/3( >+"%"&.%( +*( ?.&73(@;( A3'10-( &6%0+"( +*( BC.'.&7( 9; or call (760) 481-2633. D.13E(<"10.%31%(+*(D&710+(F&7%&(G3-(!&'.*+"7.&;H Photo by Leslie Hoffman

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and party politics. I think I’ve demonstrated that I have experience, credentials and a record of problem solving, not finger pointing.” Crawford is the first Democrat to enter the race. Sherry Hodges of Encinitas and Escondido City Councilwoman Marie Waldron, both Republicans, have announced they will run. A native of Louisiana, Crawford has lived in Del Mar since the 1990s. She is an attorney with Biotech Software. Crawford retired her seat on the Del Mar City Council in 2010 after setting a perfect-attendance record during her 12 years of service, attending 497 council meetings.

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Production, Sports” category. This program is a weekly, live half-hour program highlighting North County high school football. Palomar students cover games and events, write and produce TV sports packages and feature a Student Athlete of the Week. Both programs are cablecast on Cox and Time Warner cable channel 16. Wolf is now a full-time writer at KUSI-TV in San Diego. De Haro is a communications major at California State University San Marcos. The college’s TV news program, North County News (NCN) received two nominations in the “Student Production, Newscast” category. NCN is a live half-hour news program concentrating on the stories of North County. “They shoot, write, edit, and report their own stories,” said RTV Associate Professor Pat Hahn. “This is great preparation for the role of today’s digital reporter.” Students nominated are Loghan Call and Cyrila Richardson. This is Call’s third nomination. Call has received two Emmy awards and currently works for CBS Sports. Richardson is now attending California State University San Marcos.This is her second Emmy nomination. In the category “Student Production, Long Form” (fiction and nonfiction) two Palomar Cinema students, Michael Bucks and Ian Winner, were nominated for their film, “A World Shaken.”


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ease, but discovered there was more to know. To view Stafford’s winning essay, visit delmartimes.net and enter “James Stafford” in the search file. The mission of the International Bipolar Foundation is to eliminate bipolar disorder through the advancement of research; to

promote care and support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education. For more information,visit internationlbipolarfoundation.org, or contact Program Manager Ashley Reitzin at areitzin@internationalbipolarfoundation.org.

Mexico. Rauschkolb then organized a global Hands Across The Sand to urge President Barrack Obama to abandon his bid to open continental U.S. waters to offshore oil drilling. On June 26, 2010, more than 1,000 events took place in all 50 states and in 42 countries. Hands Across the Sand is

not about politics, according to the organization’s website. “It is about protecting coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries from the threats of expanded offshore drilling and the accidents associated with this,” the website states. Participants join hands “to implore leaders and decision-makers to end the United States’ dependence on oil and coal and embrace a clean ener-

gy future for a sustainable planet.” Participants are asked to arrive, rain or shine, at 11 a.m. and join hands for 15 minutes, forming lines in the sand to say “no” to oil drilling in coastal waters and “yes” to clean energy. For more information, visit handsacrossthesand.org or contact local coordinator Yasmine Zein at yazmataz7@gmail.com.

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Dance Party fundraiser with The Corvettes Doo Wop and Motown Show Band at the Powerhouse Community Center, 1050 Camino del Mar. Tickets are $25 at the door. OUTDOOR TUNES The Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band will perform a symphonic concert at 3:30 p.m. June 25 at the Village Faire Shopping Center, 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad. The band is led by Concert Master Ken Bell. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. Visit pccband.org for more information. ART SHOW The Koniakowsky Ocean Art Gallery will host a Summer Art Show June 25 at 415 S. Cedros Ave., Suite 110, Solana Beach.

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be attending Whittier College in the fall, majoring in chemistry. He also plays the trumpet, clarinet and guitar. Prior to writing the essay, Stafford said he thought he knew everything about the dis-

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free Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. June 20 through June 24 at 302 N. Emerald Drive for preschool through sixth grade. Register online at tri-citychurch.com or contact Diane Record at (858) 531-1746 or drecord70@yahoo.com.

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Janiva Magness will give a free performance at 6 p.m. June 24 at the 2011 TGIF Jazz in the Parks at Stagecoach Park,3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad. For more information, visit carlsbadca.gov. OSTOMY SUPPORT The Ostomy Support Group North County San Diego will meet at 1 p.m. June 24 in Assembly Room 1, Lower Level, TriCity Medical Center, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside. The speaker will be Kris Kowalski, director for Hospice by the Sea. Call (760) 213-2501 for details.

POLITICS Former State Assemblyman Steve Baldwin will present “Fixing the State Budget Crisis with Proven Conservative Principles” at TriCity Tea Party’s meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 21 at the Q Restaurant & Sports Bar, 2725 Vista Way, Oceanside. For infor- DOO WOP Join the Del Mar mation, visit tri-cityteaparty.org. Lifeguard Association from 7 to 10 p.m. June 25 for its annual

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New red shoes cause for happy dance

Watching “Sex in the City” reruns will be a lot more fun now. I almost understand why some women will spend hundreds of dollars for a pair of shoes. I was reminded this week as my new pair arrived in the mail. Never mind that I will never be a Rodeo Drive shoe shopper.I am a sucker for red shoes. It appears even an inexpensive pair can move me, if they turn out to be exactly what I want. My new red tennies are just that. Wearing them makes me feel brilliant. I don’t know why I’m surprised. My first memory of a favorite outfit was as I walked to school in the fifthgrade. My mom had sewn me a fabulous, black-and-white full skirt under which I wore multiple, fluffy petticoats. I wore that skirt paired with a crisp, white blouse and red sweater and what may have been my first pair of red tennis shoes. I felt like a million bucks. My memory hops to college when I had a glorious pair of red patent leather high-heeled sandals that made me very popular in the sorority house. The motto back then was,“The first one up is the best one dressed.” These days I love my red shoes even more if they are comfortable and I have gotten them for a great price. There are few delights equal to browsing the discountstore shoe shelves and coming up on a perfect pair. I was especially fond of some adorable clog-style red tennis shoes I stumbled over. They were not only supremely comfortable,but they drew compliments every time I wore them. I hated it when they finally wore out. I felt the same about a wonderful pair of red moccasins I came upon for a pittance. But then my luck dried up. I have been scouring every store I come near,keeping an eye out for the right pair of new red shoes. I had found nothing that combined TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B8

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DEL MAR FOUNDATION KICKS OFF SUMMER By Bianca Kaplanek

Ice cream, crafts and an acoustic quartet helped residents and visitors celebrate the upcoming season during the Del Mar Foundation’s 2011 summer kickoff beach party June 5 at Powerhouse Park. The free annual event, hosted by the foundation’s Children’s and Hospitality committees, also included a presentation about local sea

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Local 4349 shows off their skills

Andrew and Jake Schlesier enjoy each other’s company at Horizon Prep’s Night out with Dad. Courtesy photos Sam and Lydia Cho share quality time during the Horizon Prep evening event. Courtesy photos

School hosts Night out with Dad Rachel and Mark Coons take in Horizon Prep’s Night out with Dad event. Courtesy photos

RANCHO SANTA FE — Early Prep’s Horizon Education Program wrangled up a posse of cowboys and Will and Scott Schreckengaust ham it up during the Night out with Dad cowgirls for their annual event. Courtesy photos Western-themed Night Out with Dad. Preschool and prestudents kindergarten enjoyed an evening with their dads, watching a presentation by fellow students and hearing from Horizon Prep’s Assistant Pastor of Military, Outreach Steve Armendariz. The night was filled with fun, craft making in the classrooms and a pizza party.

Dana and Travis Lee get into the spirit of the Western-themed Night out with Dad event. Courtesy photos Andrew and Jason Elliott dig into the good food together. Courtesy photos

Art association hosts series of summer workshops La Jolla Art Association recently announced a series of summer workshops for members and non-members hosted by Instructor Barbara Andrus McVey, an experienced art teacher and professional artist. Classes begin Saturday, June 25 from 10 to11:30 a.m.

Association gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso. In the Exploring Art Forms class, students 12 and up can release their creative energy, allowing all forms of creativity to thrive. Students will create art with their hands and heart, in the process making one, free

flowing piece of artwork using water-mixable oil paint on paper. The class is a fun and interesting learning experience. Adults are welcome, too. Pre-register via e-mail at bmcv1@aol.com. Classes are held at the La Jolla Arts Association gallery.

for children ages 6 to 11; 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for kids 12 and up. A second class is offered July 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 6 to 11; and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for kids 12 and up. For more information, visit myartjourneys.com Children 6 to 11 will

have the opportunity to learn about the lives and techniques of three historical master artists and then be able to create their own individual masterpieces in the class. Pre-register via e-mail at bmcv1@aol.com. Classes are held at the La Jolla Arts

Play tells of baseball great

Student named top rower

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the San Diego premiere of “Ted Williams: A Tip of the Cap” written and directed by Matt Thompson, June 20 and June 21 at 7:30 p.m. The play is set from 1936 through 1972, taking place in Boston’s Fenway Park, and in San Diego, where Williams grew up. There will be no intermission. Tickets are $15 and $20 at the box office, or online at northcoastrep.org. The North Coast Repertory Theatre is at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive.

Cal Coast Academy student James Bernard was named the Men’s Varsity Crew’s Most Rowing Valuable Player in May at the Annual Junior’s Banquet hosted by the San Diego Rowing Club. Bernard, a junior, was the top honoree at the annual junior banquet, walking away with the evening’s title of Most Valuable Player. The accomplishment is even more impressive, as Bernard has only been rowing since February. “In just three short months James has not only

worked his way up to earning this distinguished compliment but he has simultaneously maintained his 4.3 GPA and demanding class schedule,” said Cal Coast Academy’s Principal Jan Dunning. During the entire ninemonth season, junior rowers practice six days a week for two-and-a-half hours a day. These strenuous workouts help to prepare the rowers for events such as the U.S. Rowing Southwest Junior Championship Regatta. Led by former U.S. National Team member

Chris Callaghan, the junior rowers receive the knowledge and guidance required to endure and succeed at such challenging events. Bernard recognizes and appreciates the level of expertise his coach holds. “Coach Callaghan has taught me the importance of teamwork, persistence, and good sportsmanship, he has challenged and encouraged me, and he has given me the physical training required to reach my maximum potential and compete in a collegiate rowing program,” Bernard said.

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Firefighters Association Local 4349, in conjunction with the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Live Rescue Demonstration June 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Station 2, 16930 Four Gee Road.Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and will be available at the door. In addition to the dinner, firefighters will demonstrate rescue techniques and offer displays on auto fire extrication and rescue rappel rope systems from the tower. An antique fire engine will also be available for viewing. Firefighter Association merchandise will also be available for purchase. “We are really looking forward to this event,” said Engineer Brian Slattery, who is organizing the dinner. “This is a great chance for the community to see their fire station as well as some live demonstrations of the things we do.” The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District is “To protect life, property, and environment through prevention, preparedness, education and emergency response.” Formed in 1946, the fire district now spans approximately 38-square miles and protects over 29,000 citizens. The fire district currently operates out of four full-time fire stations and serves the communities within and surrounding Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, and 4SRanch.

Comedian hosts event to help raise funds Comedian Marsha Starr, a traveling comic hypnotist, is taking Southern California by storm with her laugh-aminute roller coaster ride of hypnotic fun all in an effort to support the locally based nonprofit organization, Big Animals For Little Kids. The organization helps to lighten the hearts of children and parents of children with severe illness and disease through entertainment. The event is a great evening out for people who enjoy laughter and fun. “You don’t have to be part of the show, but you certainly can,” said Frank Fernicola, Big Animals founder. The evening is casual and a perfect evening to just enjoy something different and fun all while giving back to a great organization. All proceeds raised TURN TO COMEDIAN ON B7


Canyon Crest Academy rising math powerhouse

SARA NOEL Frugal Living

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) is on its way to becoming a top-ranked high school in mathematics, after placing first in this year’s national Collaborative Problem Solving Contest.The contest is a weeklong, team test created by National Assessment & Testing, a Seattle-based com-

Put old magazine racks to new use

Dear Sara: I have quit buying magazines, so what could a magazine rack be used for? — Piney,Arkansas Dear Piney: You can use one in the bathroom to store rolled towels, loofahs, shampoos or body wash. Or use it in the kitchen to hold your favorite cookbooks, plastic storage container lids, rolls of foil, wax paper or plastic wrap or produce such as potatoes. You can use one in a home office to hold file folders, your children’s school work or books. Depending on the type, some can be used to hold umbrellas, cleaning supplies, garden hand tools, an emergency kit for power outages (flashlights, candles, etc.), or to hold scrapbooking supplies or yarn. Dear Sara: I remember as a child watching my mother take the meat out of the store packaging and wrapping it in freezer paper and marking what it was, along with the date. I’ve never done this, but now I’m wondering if I should. How do you put your meats in the freezer? — Michelle S., Massachusetts Dear Michelle: For short-term storage in the freezer, I just keep it in the original packaging. If it’s a bulk package, I’ll portion it out and put it in freezer storage bags. If I’m placing and buying a larger order, the meat market wraps it for me. They place wax paper and plastic between each piece and then wrap it in butcher or freezer paper. It’s taped shut and labeled. They then wrap it all in a plastic bag. I will sometimes slip the smaller portions into a freezer storage bag rather than keep it all in the one big plastic bag. The meat market asks me exactly how many I want wrapped together, so it’s helpful for me to forecast how soon I will use up each bulk purchase. Before I shopped at the meat market, for longer-term freezer storage (over a month) I would simply repackage the larger purchases and wrap them with freezer paper and then wrap them again in either aluminum foil or place them in a freezer storage bag. Dear Sara: I need ideas for breakfast on the go. My goal is to squeeze breakfast in. I’ve been a morning meal skipper for years and want to make a change for my TURN TO FRUGAL ON B6

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pany that organizes affordable mathematics competitions for schools. The math team started the year off strong, with team Coach Brian Shay leading them to five top three finishes in all of the National TURN TO POWERHOUSE ON B7

San Diego Hall of Champions honors group of local athletes Members of the All-CIF spring sports teams were chosen by the media and selected by coaches through the support of the San Diego Hall of Champions. Those honored included: — Baseball – Pitcher Trent Swart, La Costa Canyon; infielder Phillip Evans, La Costa Canyon; pitcher Nolan Gannon, Santa Fe Christian; pitcher Hayden Carter, Vista; catcher Matt Hall, La Costa Canyon; catcher Garrett Stubbs, Torrey Pines; outfielder Derek DeGroot,Vista. — Softball – Pitcher Christina Clermont, San Marcos; outfielder Tori Nirschl, Carlsbad; pitcher Katie Wilkinson, Carlsbad; infielder Lauren Hynes, Torrey Pines; outfielder Delynn Rippy, El Camino. — Boys Volleyball - Sean Kemper, Torrey Pines; Tien Le, Carlsbad; Westy McQueen, La Costa Canyon; Chris Morris, La Costa Canyon. — Boys Track — Matt Carpowich, Torrey Pines; Darren Fahy, La Costa Canyon; Jaecob Snow, El Camino. — Girls Track – Jasmine Gibbs, El Camino; Alli Billmeyer, Torrey Pines; Taylor Larch-Miller, Torrey Pines; Joniece Ervin, Oceanside; Junior Miche Scott, El Camino; Shaina Dalton, El Camino; Tamika Smith, El Camino; Danielle Bryan, El Camino; Breana Jemison, Carlsbad. Girls Track Athlete of the Year: Breana Jemison, Carlsbad — Boys Golf – Jay Hwang, Torrey Pines; Michael Kim, Torrey Pines; Robert Gojuangco, Torrey Pines; D.J. Magee, Torrey Pines; Edward Smith, La Costa Canyon; Redford Bobbitt,Torrey Pines. — Boys Tennis - Connor Eck,Torrey Pines; Adam Levie, Torrey Pines. — Boys Swimming Jamey Lyon, La Costa Canyon; Michael Mackle, La Costa Canyon; Stefan Knight, La Costa Canyon; Jasen

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House raffle winners named COAST CITIES — Maike Baltuttis of Rancho Santa Fe won $10,000 cash as part of the seventh annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego’s (RMHCSD) Dream House Raffle fundraiser. This year, more than 28,500 tickets were sold. The grand prize was awarded, along with more than $100,000 in cash and prizes to 100 other winners, at a public drawing event at

Children’s Hospital at the House. On June 4, Amado M. Evangelista Jr. from Mira Mesa won the grand prize of $1 million. The other big-ticket winners include Teresa M. Cunningham of San Diego who won $25,000, and Mona Peters of San Diego who won $5,000. Pamela DurhamBelland of Coronado won $30,000 in cash or a Porsche Boxter, Andrew Baird of San Diego won $10,000 in cash or

a European vacation, and Ernest L. Alexander of Camarillo won $5,000 or a Hawaiian vacation all in the multi-ticket drawing. Pat Dukat of Escondido won $15,000 or a 2011 Smart car in the refer-a-friend drawing. In addition to the grand prize, more than 110 in cash and prize awards valued at over $215,000 were given out throughout the TURN TO HOUSE ON B8

Missailidis, La Costa Canyon; Evan Dean,Vista; Luke Minka, Vista; Rhett Turvey, Vista; Ryder Roberts,Vista. — Girls Swimming – Allison DePeralta, Torrey Pines; Kelsey Kafka, Torrey Pines; Allison Paris, Torrey Pines; Anique Hermann, Torrey Pines; Kendyl Stewart, La Costa Canyon; Monica Dornick, Carlsbad; Nicole Skaggs, Torrey Pines; Ariel Jordan,Torrey Pines; Eva Pold, Torrey Pines; Margaret Guo, Torrey Pines. Girls Swimming Athlete of the Year: Kendyl Stewart, La Costa Canyon. — Boys LaCrosse – Sean Doyle, Torrey Pines; Brendan Gaughan, La Costa Canyon; John Wilson, Torrey Pines; Michael Riis, La Costa Canyon; Eric Shansigrin, La Costa Canyon; Chase Brokaw, San Dieguito Academy; Andrew Perkins, Torrey Pines; Andrew Bertha, La Costa Canyon; Aiden Moran, La Costa Canyon. Boys LaCross Coach of the Year: Jon Zissi, Torrey Pines. — Girls LaCrosse - Nikita Aitken, Canyon Crest; Caroline Boucher, Torrey Pines; Anna Knowles, Torrey Pines; Jackie Mills, La Costa Canyon; Katie Trees, Torrey Pines; Amy Robertson, Santa Fe Christian. — Gymnastics - Natalie Jaynes, La Costa Canyon; Maddison Goss, La Costa Canyon.

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Taste of Wine A lush, romantic movie drama about a beautiful Napa Valley Vineyard, its trials and successes in making great wine, came on screen in the 1995 film “A Walk in the Clouds,” starring Anthony Quinn and a very young Keanu Reeves. At the same time I, and many others, were enjoying the film, Jim Carter, the owner of South Coast Winery in Temecula since 2003, was promising himself he would live out the inspiring message of a “Walk in the Clouds” and take 400 acres of family purchased land near the peak of Mount Palomar and make it a classic vineyard. It was there that the origins of South Coast Winery really began with its legendary Wild Horse Peak and some of the finest grapes in California. At a recent tour of the property, a private jeep vehicle spirited us up the winding, bumpy 20-minute drive through canyons and rock formations. The vineyard shocks and delights as it

suddenly appears; a cloud of green stretches almost as far as the eye can see. It’s a tribute to the care of the environment that Carter and his team have implemented at South Coast,that most of Wild Horse Peak lies within the Cleveland National Forest, a beautiful, pristine public preserve. The 800 vines per acre are mostly in a vast meadow, in harmony with the natural brush and tree formations of the canyons. At 2,200 feet and higher, the red wines (they also have a small block of Chardonnay grapes) are intense and flavorful; Master Winemaker Jon McPherson and Winemaker Javier Flores carefully test each block for flavor and juice quality. McPherson, who hails from Texas and is from a pioneer wine family, and Flores, who learned his craft at Mexico’s leading LaCetto Winery, demand that kind of constant attention to what the grapes are telling them. “It’s about letting the grapes speak,”they said. “We listen and then carefully nurture the process.” Varietals that I would recommend when you look for the Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard label TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON B8

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RANCHO SANTA FE — The RSF Shooting Stars basketball team captured the Grades 3 to 4 Boys Division at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (CVRC). Starting in March and ending with the championship game May 25, the RSF Shooting Stars finished the regular season with a 6-1 record and captured the first place trophy in the play-

offs. Coached by Steve Thomas, a Fairbanks Ranch resident, the team was able to learn and play the complete game of basketball. “Most 3/4 grade leagues play on a 9-foot basket and restrict the type of defense you can play,” Thomas said. “This league played on a 10-foot basket and we were able to teach man-to-man, zone, zone trap, double teaming and

full-court press. It was real basketball for 8, 9, and 10-yearolds. They picked it up fast in practice and excelled in league play. These boys were really hard to score on.” In addition to great play on the hardwood — the staff at the CVRC nicknamed the team “The Show” — the boys also displayed outstanding sportsmanship.

“We had one team in the league that was less talented than the other teams,”Thomas said. “Our MVP, Luc Krystkowiak, volunteered to sit out the game and give his playing time to others. He could have stayed home and played video games, but he came and sat on the bench and gave his teammates his full support.”

When the desert heats up, resort prices go down Flee that coastal June gloom and treat yourself to first-class accommodations without paying premium prices. Here are a couple of examples: The Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells,a beautifully landscaped property with a mountain backdrop,gives a $50 gift card with any three-night stay. Rates at the AAA four-diamond resort begin at $109 and the offer runs through Sept. 30. The resort also offers great deals for families. Get free meals for kids; free golf after 3 p.m.; and free “dive-in” movies every Saturday in the main pool. Play volleyball, lawn chess, bocce ball and croquet, or rent bicycles. For adults: unlimited golf for $55 a day and three-course meals for $24.95. Visit miramonteresort.com. If Palm Springs is your preferred destination,there are more than 40 hotels, boutique inns, vacation home rentals, attractions and restaurants offering deals that feature up to 40 percent off regular room rates, and complimentary nights during mid-week. For instance, enjoy the old world charm in the quaint, boutique setting of the Andalusian Court Inn and get a third night free. Or stay at the romantic and historic Casa Cody Inn, the oldest operating hotel in Palm Springs, and enjoy rates that start at $69. For a complete list of summer savings through Sept. 30, visit comeplayinpalmsprings.com.

Can’t leave Fido and Fluffy at home when you go?

Destinations on the Central Coast are more petfriendly than ever. Avila Beach — Olde Port Beach, a quarter-mile stretch of shoreline, is perfect for letting your pooch catch some waves. For eats, visit Mr. Rick’s

E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road Restaurant, where the easygoing, dog-friendly patio overlooks a stretch of classic California seashore. San Simeon — Stay at the Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Resort or the Silver Surf Motel. Cambria — Cruise with your canine at Cambria Dog Park, and stay at the nearby Creekside Inn (pets are free). Pet-friendly restaurants include Las Cambritas, Mustache Pete’s, Wild Ginger, Indigo Moon and the Redwood Café. Cayucos — Just a handful of miles north of Morro Bay, there are these pet-friendly restaurants: Hoppe’s Bistro,Sea Shanty Restaurant, Schooner’s Wharf, Mustache Pete’s and Old Cayucos Bakery & Deli. For all the pet-friendly destinations on the Central Coast, visit winecoastcountry.com/play. Click on “Activities,” then check “Pet Friendly.”

Gadgets lighten the travel book load

Technology is a wonderful thing when it can lighten your load, and that’s what travel book publisher Lonely Planet has done. Now several of their titles are available via download to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (and they are considering versions for the Android). These books are the first to be released in Apple’s fixed-layout format, which retains the original page layout, font and design. V i s i t lonelyplanet.com/ibookstore to

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check out these digital books: “Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel” ($4.99) — Ranks the top 10 countries, regions and cities to visit in 2011 because of special events, like the opening of NYC’s September 11 Memorial. “The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World” ($17.99) — In its hard-copy form, this is a magnificent coffee table book filled with 817stunning photos and compelling fun facts about every country you’ve ever heard of and some you probably haven’t – 229 in all.You can open to any “page”

and be entertained. A great read for anyone old enough to do so. “Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography” ($14.99) — Take along your photography coach in your pocket and get results that will make you look like a pro. This book includes coaching for all camera technologies — from film to camera phone — and a new section on the art of travel photography. E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash@coastnewsgroup.com.

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Top pupils honored across country A host of North County scholars earned special honors and degrees this spring. Inger Johanne Mercer Barklis graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing from Colorado College. Barklis is the daughter of Victoria and Steven Barklis of Solana Beach. Kristopher Palomino Lancial, son of Joan and Ron Lancial of Carlsbad, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from Colorado College. Anne Nybo, of Encinitas, recently graduated from Allegheny College. Nybo received a bachelor’s degree in English and history. Patrick S. Eiben of Carlsbad was among the students graduating from University of Scranton May 29. Three San Diego Jewish Academy students — Ali Tradonsky, Tammy Rubin and Matt Goldklang — placed in the top .00005 percent of students vying for science competitions throughout the world at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in May at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sophia Weiner, a finance major and a resident of Encinitas, was among students from Saint Francis University, in Loretto,Penn.,who made the Spring 2011 Dean’s List. Sara Sisco,a senior politics and government major from Carlsbad, has been named to the Dean’s List at Ripon College for the spring 2011 semester. She is the daughter of Stuart L. Sisco and Deborah S. Sundmacher of Carlsbad. Whitworth University students Rachel Kelly of Carlsbad and Anne Dhanens of Del Mar, were named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for spring semester 2011 by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester.

Association elects 2 new directors

RANCHO SANTA FE – The Fairbanks Ranch Association has elected two new directors to its board.After receiving the appropriate amount of ballots required, Inspector of Election Stella Logan announced that Lucy Kelts and Fred Khoroushi were each elected to serve a two year term. Contender Ernie Hahn had previously withdrawn his candidacy for personal reasons. Following the May election, board members held a meeting to designate the 20112012 board offices: President Bill Gershen; Vice President Bob Korody; Chief Financial Officer Tom Brown; Secretary Fred Khoroushi; and Director at Large Lucy Kelts. The Association extended its thanks to outgoing Board Directors Robert Gerard and Gary Levine for their service.

Farrell Family Jazz at the Athenaeum opens season Jazz returns to the intimate Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room of the Athenaeum for the library’s annual summer jazz series. The series, which opened June 14 with the Gilbert Castellanos Quartet and special guest trumpeter James Zollar, begins the yearlong series, “Night of the Cookers: Tribute to the Trumpet Masters.” Performances resume July 1 with Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen, who made her Athenaeum debut last spring. This summer she will perform with her quartet, featuring a jazz sound both modern and traditional. The Los Angeles ANAT COHEN Times wrote, “In Cohen’s hands the clarinet came alive, bursting with postmodernist improvisational transformations. Her fleet melodic articulation and driving rhythms were supported by her irresistibly charismatic presence.” Vocalist Kendra Shank returns to the Athenaeum July 21, with Hamilton Price on bass, Gary Versace on piano, and Zach Harmon on drums and tablas. Time magazine described Kendra’s voice as “warm-toned, finegrained, quietly sexy (that) sets her well apart from the crowd, as does her knack for picking unhackneyed,

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Think outside the ‘bug’ at the Art Soup studio By Lillian Cox

Kids are free to color outside the lines and defy all other principles of selfexpression at Art Soup. There is no bad, wrong or incorrect art here. Each project that goes out the door is a masterpiece. “This is the place of praise and possibility where kids are rewarded for curiosity and encouraged to be imaginative and messy,” explained co-founder Tiffany Golden. “I tell parents to resist the temptation to control the process. Let kids create whatever they want.” Golden defines the venue as “an art-based social club and drop-in studio free from the confines of Mom’s kitchen.” Cost is $10 for an hour-and-a-half of play for kids ages 2 to 12, which includes art supplies. “There is glitter and glue galore — with a VW Bug begging for more,” she said. Also waiting to be decorated is a 10-foot, 3-D fire engine constructed of chalkboard with a flashing red light and a 20,000 brick Lego Castle begging to be finished. Seventy-five percent of art materials are recycled. A craft bar is stocked with recycled paper towel and toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, plastic lids, wine corks, plastic jugs, yogurt cups, foil pans, hangars, netting and tiles. The Del Mar Tennis Club donates old tennis balls which, when combined with a toilet roll, and glitter and glue, can be transformed into

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a jeweled microphone. Sherwin-Williams contributes old wallpaper books. Sandra Sapol, who owns EmbroidMe next door, happily donates her thread and bobbin spools for the cause. After being an art docent at her son’s school last year, the emergence of Art Soup hits close to home. “If people don’t volunteer, there is no art in schools anymore,” she said. “Art Soup provides a place where kids can express themselves and also learn why we don’t throw things away.” Golden said that when she arrives every morning there are already stacks of

recyclables dropped off by parents who support her work — which goes beyond art and developing self-esteem. “The country is underperforming in science and math,” she said. “There is a correlation with art.” She blames stressful economic times and overbearing parents with stifling a child’s natural development. “This is the time when their minds are truly open and unaffected by pressures of the real world,” she said. “I call it ‘lightning in a bottle.’ To some degree they live in the land of ‘no.’ We are shutting them down. We have to find a way to say ‘yes’ and encourage

them.” Golden instructs parents to be “present and proud” while their kids create their personal masterpieces, and to resist the temptation to micromanage. “Parents always want to pick up the brush and finish up a project or fill in the empty spaces,” she said. “They are actually devaluing the child.The art looks exactly the way the child meant it to look.” Since opening in midFebruary, Golden said that more than 2,000 customers have walked through the doors of Art Soup, with 75 percent returning three

times or more. “I was here one time,” explained Andrea Padilla. “The same day I signed up for a birthday party. This was a place where I could sit and relax. I wasn’t stressed like at home. The children have so many counselors here.” Most staff members are child development or child psychology students as well as pre-school, kindergarten and Montessori teachers. Tiffany and Michael both grew up in Montessori schools, an educational approach which emphasizes development of a child's own initiative and natural abilities. Tiffany went on to become a marketing professional for Yahoo and Coca Cola, while Michael enjoys a career in finance and real estate. At Art Soup, Michael is known as “Chief Mess Master” and Tiffany as “Sparkle Chief.” “Notice that I’m wearing a white shirt and white shoes,” she said. “It doesn’t matter. It all washes out.” With the business continuing to grow in popularity, the Goldens have plans to franchise the concept. Art Soup is at 191 N. El Camino Real, Suite 203. Their hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For information about camps, themed parties and other events, visit artsoupsd.com or call (760) 230-2060.

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slightly off-center material. The up-tempo tunes swing hard; the ballads shimmer and shine.” The series concludes July 27 with the San Diego debut of the New Yorkbased Edmar Castaneda Trio. The group features improvising Colombian harpist Castaneda, saxophonist Shlomi Cohen and drummer/percussionist Dave Silliman. A native of Bogota, Castaneda has been taking New York and major international jazz festivals by storm with his unique approach to Latin jazz via the traditional Colombian arpa llanera. Seating is limited, so early reservations are advised. Call (858) 4545872 to reserve. Series tickets are $68 members/$88 nonmembers; and single concert is $19 members/$24 nonmembers. The Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room is at 1008 Wall St.

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health. Any ideas for stuff I can grab and eat in the car? — Suzanne I., Ohio Dear Suzanne: Ideally, you should wake up a few minutes earlier and eat breakfast. It can still be quick and easy. But since you’re not asking for a lecture, here’s a few ideas that might work for you. — Fruit. Cut assorted fruit and place it in a container or baggie. Or munch on whole or dried fruit. — Eggs. They can be hard boiled ahead of time or microwaved in a mug quickly. — Muffins and quick breads. Homemade ones will work out well because you can control the ingredients and the size! — Wraps. You have a wide variety that you can put into a tortilla. Deli meats or chicken/tuna/egg salad or sandwich spreads don’t have to be reserved for lunch. Or make a savory or sweet breakfast burrito. — English muffins. Add your favorite fruit spread, or make breakfast sandwiches or a mini breakfast pizza. Cream cheese, peanut butter, apple butter or Nutella are quick and easy spreads. Not a big fan of English muffins? Try pita bread, bagels, croissants or make a big batch of pancakes or waffles on the weekends and reheat them during the week. — Smoothies or yogurt. Add granola, cereal, wheat germ, muesli, fruit or oatmeal to yogurt. And speaking of cereal, you can add some to a bag and bring along milk separately in a travel mug. Just munch and sip on-the-go. Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www.frugalvillage.com), a Web site that offers practical, moneysaving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or e-mail sara@frugalvillage.com.


Union makes strong debut DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate After several attempts to get into the Union restaurant for lunch or dinner without a significant wait, I was finally able to get in a couple of meals after 9 p.m. on a Monday and Tuesday. There has been quite a buzz since they opened their doors in a completely renovated building that formerly housed the Encinitas institution When in Rome. The space has been completely overhauled, yet it feels like it’s been there a while which is a good thing. It’s a warm, modern industrial design with features including reclaimed wood and steel and unfinished concrete and brick. There is a dining room, which I would suggest if you want to be able to have a conversation without shouting, and a large bar area filled with high tops and communal tables.The windows open out on to Coast Highway 101, which gives it a nice airy feeling and a view of Hansen’s Surf Shop across the street. I’ve eaten in both areas and found the bar area to be of a more crowded, high volume atmosphere. It’s perfect for a group to have some fun and food though. There’s also an alcove of sorts that was filled with dart players on the night we were there, and outside there’s a patio with herb garden, which will open soon. The menu can best be described as an eclectic mix of American comfort cuisine that taps different regions for influence and inspiration. It’s a nice combination that I’m sure will evolve with the seasons. They source locally when possible; though that’s become so commonplace it’s not really a differentiator anymore. Chef Jason Gethin is a Culinary Institute of Louisiana grad that has cut his chops at some of San Diego’s finest dining establishments including Roppongi and the Prado at Balboa Park. On my first visit we sat in the dining room and had an attentive server who seemed to have a decent grip of what was on the menu.The appetizer selection is appealing across the board but we settled on the mustard glazed boar ribs with coleslaw. I love game and ribs and the combination was enticing. Unfortunately, they did not live up to my game and ribs combo fantasy as they came out very dry and lacking flavor. As cool as the concept is, it did not deliver. While game tends to be leaner in general, my expectations of ribs of any kind lean towards moist and fall off the bone tender. On our second visit we started with the shrimp and grits dish

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top scores, the school was rival Torrey Pines High ranked in the top 20 in the School for first place. nation on this exam. CCA furthered its math domination with a tie for first place in the California High School Math League. Paolo Gentili, Marco Gentili, Thomas Swayze, and Brandon Zeng received perCooperative Inc fect scores on all six contests, leading CCA to a perfect score overall. At the UCSD Honors Math Competition, CCA ousted perennial winner and

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sides looked appealing and were under $6. I could see mixing a bunch of them up when dining at the bar. The whole dessert menu looked enticing. But the roasted peaches with bourbon pecan ice cream and a crumb topping made us both very happy. They have a full bar stocked with local beers and some very interesting looking craft cocktails. A social

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said. “Both should also be friendly and enjoy talking and listening to others.” LOAL is a national nonprofit organization consisting of local chapters, including one in North County. The organization takes part in an array of visits such as skilled nursing facilities, “Read to the Dogs” program for young children

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shoes don’t have to be red, but they often are. When you put on those special kicks, it just makes your day. You feel better, even prettier, pulled together, stylish and smart. Once you get that first compliment, the deal is sealed. You can’t wipe the grin off your face for hours. For some, it takes $400 to accomplish that. In my world, it can be done with $25 and the perfect hue of red canvas. As my dad used to say, “With these shoes I can run faster, stop on a dime and give you nine cents change.” Oh yeah.

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hour, as they call it, runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Union is a cool new addition to the burgeoning Encinitas dining and nightlife scene. The location can’t be beat and overall, the dining experience was one I’ll be back for. Visit localunion101.com for more information. David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at david@artichoke-creative.com.

extremely grateful to the community for their overwhelming participation.” Ronald McDonald House of San Diego is a 65,000–square-foot “home away from home” with 47 bedrooms for families with hospitalized children, and a Family Care Center that provides meals and necessities to those not staying at the House. It serves as a much-needed resource in the community as the critical need for services for families in medical crisis continues to grow. and other pet therapy pursuits. Since visiting Las Villas de Carlsbad, Blake has noticed the special relationships built with the seniors. “For some,we are the only visitors they receive.” Blake said. “The people we visit have wonderful stories, and enjoy sharing them with us and we enjoy listening to them.” For more information on LOAL, visit loveonaleash.org.

ship’s culinary operations, and two special wine classes by the host…that’s me! Celebrity has many wine cruises for destinations around the world, and no better than Italy and the Mediterranean at harvest time in the vineyards.That’s the one I chose and I hope to meet you all on board. For booking information, visit vineyardtravel.net. Or call Rosemary Nigro at (760) 7416667, or toll free at (800) 3593772. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at www.tasteofwinetv.com. (Average Google certified 900 visits per day) He is one of the top five wine commentators on the Web. Reach him at mangiompc@aol.com.

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CLEAN FIREWOOD Perfect size for a fire pit, $5 a box. (760) 705-0215.

MEN’S AVA RUNNING SHOES Size 9 1/2, new, cost $130, sell for $50. (760) 9425692

VINTAGE CANISTER SET (4) 2 large, 2 small, brown metal with chrome lids, $8. (760) 496-8936

MEN’S SANDALS Size 13, “Orthaheel Wave”, Orthodic brand flip-flops. New, never worn, kahki color, paid $54. Bargain at #39. (760) 944-6460

BIKE SHOES Specialized Touring Shoes - $10, used, size 10, no cleats (760) 942-1413

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Computer / Electronics HP PRINTER 5440; $25 (760) 721-825 SCANNER Telephoto Bisioneer, great for photos, works perfect, $15. (760) 6307724

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Miscellaneous 22”X20” JADE CARVING Large Soochow jade carving, 22” x 20”. (760)599-7219. (760) 599-7219 3 LODGE POLES Tree Supporters, 10 ft. high, 3” round, $9 each. (760) 9446460. 60 NEW CONDITION COMIC BOOKS 1980’s in bags with boards, $20. (760) 845-3024 60 PIECE ALL-IN-ONE TOOL KIT Heavy duty, $25. (760) 672-4380. ALUMINUM BALLOON TUBE Blow 100 plus balloons, new $175, sell for $50. (714) 336-2890 BATH TRANSFER CHAIR for transferring ill patient to shower or bed, removable chair, excellent condition, $25. (760) 496-8936 BLANK DECKS 7-ply, Canadian maple, $6.50 each. (714) 336-2890 CALENDAR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART by Michael Seewald, 1950, 17” X 21 1/2”, cellophane cover, never opened, collector’s item, $75. (760) 436-9933 CARDBOARD FILE/STORAGE BOXES folded with lids (new) from small to large, 50 75 cents each. (760) 944-6460. CHINA Over 50 pieces, $95. (760) 433-2321 CLASSIC FINE DINING White ironstone china, Independence pattern by Castleton, service for 6, 60 pieces total, $70. OBO. (760) 434-4705

CLOTHES DRYER Portable, green metal, for camper/vacations, like new, $60. (760) 5999141 DESIGNER SUNGLASS CASES Various collection & sizes, all new, $5 - 10 each. (760) 944-6460 DESK TOP ORGANIZER Executive Charging Station, includes power strip, $25. (760) 672-4380.

MEN’S SHOES Size 13, “Rockport” - gray suede with black, $10. Used, good condition. (760) 944-6460. METAL BEDFRAME WITH WHEELS $10. (760) 496-8936.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR PRINT Black & white, wood frame/plexiglass, 38”W X 26”L $20. (760) 599-9141.

MISC. KITCHENWARE for sale (due to Home foreclosure sale) - $30 for all. (760) 4344705

ELVIS/LENNON GRAPHIC Blk & Wht, image on radio station 25 X 30 poster-rolled, $40. (760) 845-3024

NEW CARPET 12 X12 ft, manufacturer: Fabrica; Collector: Sondoval, color: lisbon-holly (soft gray); Style: Friezze, $150. (760) 944-6460.

FABRICS Various bolts of: Matelasse, Chintz, cotton, plus some small, medium & large cut pieces of material & sewing items, $75 for all. (760) 944-6460. FIREWOOD FOR SALE Quality Eucalyptus, pine, oak & citrus, any size load avaiable. (760) 942-7430. FOOD SAVER White vacuum/seal with new roll of bags included, 16” long X 3” tall, $20. (760) 599-9141. GARDENING ITEMS Some terracotta & ceramic pots & saucers, pot feet, bamboo & green metal stakes, etc... all for $18. (760) 944-6460 HOOVER BRUSH VAC $10 model S1083, handheld vacuum, 18’ cord, no expensive rechargeable batteries to replace or recharge, roller brush and brush attachment (760) 942-1413 HOT box of fifty hot wheels in original packaging. random models. $40 (760) 726-8491 INDOOR BRASS POT 12 1/2” high, 12” wide, with two brass handles, $25. (760) 944-6460 JEWELRY BOX Musical, etchd glass door, 4-drawers, 9” W X 11” tall, $14; three fancy cocktail rings, $7 each. (760) 599-9141 LADIES CLOTHING Size medium, variety of tops, pants and handbags in excellent condition, $2 each. (760) 4968936.

OLD MANUAL TYPEWRITER $35. (760) 4968936. PLANTS/CACTI & SUCCULENTS “Mother-in-Law Tonque”, 4 ft. tall, $40; “Agave Mediopicta”, 4” & 8” pots, $12 for both. (760) 944-6460.

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FLITE TITANIUM BICYCLE SADDLE Cost $130, sell for $45. (760) 942-5692 GOLF BALLS 100, name brands, top condition, 20 cents each. Also, putter, The Solid Brass Company, perfect condition, $20. (760) 436-9933 MURRAY BEACH CRUISER 24”, rims & tires, good shape, $100. (760) 942-7430

Items Wanted JACK DANIELS Collector looking for old jd or lem motlow bottles and advertising or display items. Up to $149 each (760) 630-2480 WANTED Wanted Used Saxophones, flutes, clairnets, any condition, will pay cash. 760-346-9931 (760) 705-0215.

POSTERS POSTERS POSTERS 70 era & on up, Disney, Reagan, Museum openings & travel posters, $150 OBO for all. (760) 9446460

DIABETIC TEST STRIPS WANTED Any Type, Any Brand. Will pay up to $10 a box. Call Ronda at (760) 5937033.

PURE WATER FILTER $5. (760) 412-7878.

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SHARP TV 24” screen, very good picture with remote, $75. (760) 942-7430. TEMPUR-PEDIC WONDERSEATS (2) from the “Healthy Back Store”. The comfort cushion built to provide comfortable seating posture. It’s portable, weighs 2 lbs and is 16” X 13”. One is brand new and the other gently used. Original packages $60 and $50. (760) 944-6460 TWO COCKTAIL RINGS $10 each. (760) 599-9141 TWO TENNIS RACQUETS $14 each. Lady Bancroft “Quart King”, Men’s Spalding “ACE Long 28.5, excellent condition. (760) 599-9141

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BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

MONTY by Jim Meddick

Friday, June 17, 2011 The year ahead will be an extremely active one for you, both socially and career-wise. If you work hard and do your best, you'll have more than a few successes in each area. Even better, you'll find enjoyment in all that you do. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A successful person who has your best interests at heart might offer you an opportunity to realize a second source of earnings. It is likely to mean more work, which you should easily be able to do. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Don't be surprised to hear from several people who think of you as a good friend. You have more pals out there than you realize, who want to share some quality time with you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Whether you know it or not, you've done your fair share of what others call good deeds. More than one person will remember this, and will put you on the receiving end for a change. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don't go anywhere without leaving word as to where you'll be and how you can be reached.A couple of pals will have some exceptionally good information to share with you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- For those of you who have been putting forth a lot of effort on behalf of others, rewards will begin to roll in. It could turn out to be quite an impressive cavalcade.

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ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson

THE GRIZZWELLS by Bill Schorr

COW & BOY by Mark Leiknes

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don't discard any ideas you get, even if some of them are grandiose and totally different from what others concoct. This kind of thinking is what produces big things. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -Instead of following guidelines put out by the establishment, follow your own perceptions on certain commercial matters of interest. You may spot what the bigwigs fail to see. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- This could be quite a day for you, with several pleasant surprises in the making. You and your companions will each in their own way be lucky for one another. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- It behooves you to focus on only the most important things when it comes to choosing which assignments confronting you are the most important at this time. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Regardless of how many assignments you have to do or which ones you think will generate the most good for the majority, you'll handle all of your work quite well, because you'll do your best. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Before the day is over, something extremely nice is likely to happen, which will please you very much.Chances are it will have to do with adding to your financial well-being. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The busier you are, the more effectively you'll perform. When you start to accelerate, the more focused you'll become, making both your mind and body operate at high efficiency.

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PREVIOUS SOLUTION: “I still believe in the nonviolent Jesus and the basic human goodness present in all of us.” - Martin Sheen


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JUNE 17, 2011


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