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THISWEEK Longtime employees leave district Ranch

ADDING UP Ranch resident Michael Cunningham is the new dean of business admin B1 at SDSU


Horizon Prep kindergarteners graduate and prepare B5 for grade school

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Italy to see classic churches, as the Village Presbyterian Church of Rancho Santa Fe was recognized for its A3 ambitious design



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By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — In every organization, there is infrastructure. That’s no different for the Rancho Santa Fe School District. The district’s infrastructure is generally staffed by people who work behind the scenes. Cheryl Wilcox, Suzanne Benjamin and Hank Mendez, members of that infrastructure, were brought to the forefront June 14 after they each announced they would be leaving the district in search of new adventures. “We miss you already,” said Lindy Delaney, district superintendent during the farewell party June 14, where staff and the community could say their goodbyes through hugs and some tears. The three were given a standing ovation, not to mention cards and gifts. Wilcox was the school’s receptionist for 18 years and the first face people saw when they entered the school. “I was the luckiest,” she said. “I got to work with the parents, the kids and the teachers.” She opted for early retirement so she could join her husband, already retired for two years, and do a little traveling. They are planning the trip of a lifetime that will

By Patty McCormac

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take them to Singapore, Vietnam, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. She said she is also looking forward to just slowing down. “I will be able to take time to spend with my family and enjoy life,” she said. Benjamin, who was an

administrative assistant for 14 years, said that when given the opportunity for early retirement, and after a lot of thought, she decided to go for it. She is now looking forward to spending more time with her family and traveling. Her first trip planned is to Hawaii,

and then to other places yet to be determined. Besides traveling she has other plans. “I love art and I would like to pursue my creative impulses,” she said. The biggest change over TURN TO FAREWELL ON A14

Eighth-graders prepare to embrace change By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — It was a chilly evening for the R. Roger Rowe School’s eighth-grade graduation, but the 89 graduates didn’t seem to mind the chill or the marine layer overhead. Some of the boys and girls shivered, but that was mostly from the excitement as they walked into the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club two-by-two to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance,” into an overflow crowd of proud family members and friends. The June 16 graduation started with welcoming remarks from Lindy Delaney, district superintendent, who pointed out to the graduates that their lives were about to change. “This will be the last TURN TO GRADUATION ON A14

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RANCHO SANTA FE — After hearing a report on the remapping of assembly and state senate districts, the Rancho Santa Fe Association decided to send a contingent of representatives to speak personally to the redistricting commission when it next meets. “The early indications are that Rancho Santa Fe might be included in state assembly and state senate districts that have much different boundaries than are currently in place,” said Ivan Holler, covenant administrator. “What is proposed is not in the best interest of the association.” In the proposed new maps, Rancho Santa Fe is thrown in with many far flung communities with which it has little in common. The proposed senate district boundaries has Rancho Santa Fe grouped in with Chula Vista and other communities in a long strip that runs all the way to the Mexican border. “I think a better fit would be to the east or north,” Holler said. “I think that would make much more sense than what we see now.” The proposed assembly district includes Del Mar and Solana Beach, Coronado and parts of San Diego. “Being mixed in with a massive population center totally removes our seats from the table,” said Association Director Roxanna Foxx. Association Manager Pete Smith suggested at the association’s June 16 meeting that while the final decisions have not been made, it might be a good idea for the association to provide either written or verbal comments to the commission in order to protect the best interests of the covenant. “It doesn’t seem to be a TURN TO REDISTRICT ON A14

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JULY 1, 2011

ODD Lifeguards host annual fundraiser Task force conducts FILES


children, as well as inner city kids, benefit from the philanthropic work done by the association. “We get monies throughout the year from other sources, but this is our primary fundraising opportunity,” said Jon Edelbrock, vice president of the association. Peruvian cuisine featuring paella was served up by Café Secret. Rusty Surf Shop donated a surfboard as a grand prize for the raffle. In total,more than 30 local businesses donated to the event by providing raffle prizes and silent auction items. They included The Poseidon, Jake’s, The Pacifica, Bully’s, Del Mar Pizza, The Fish Market, En Fuengo, Tio Leo’s, Zel’s, Zinc Café, Pizza Nova, Pizza Port, Belly Up, Del Mar Motel, Hampton Inn, B&L Bike & Sports and Hansen’s Surf Shop. The Corvettes founder and keyboardist, Dr. Joe Witkin, was an original member of the legendary ‘50s group, Sha Na Na. His wife, Carol, is lead singer. “This is such a good audience,”said Witkin,who is also a physician. “They get down and crazy.” David Blanton played the NICE NIGHT C#A$M&+$+#%32#')% drums. Chaz Sanchez is the ;'2+#5$ M&+N$ 83443'%$ &'2$ C3 group’s guitarist. T-AN#+$#'?-,$)"#$#H#'3'4$.#%)3H3)3#% “We play music from By Lillian Cox


Somehow, upscale restaurateurs believe that diners will soon willingly pay more for a beef dish if it comes with disclosure of the DNA of the actual cow being eaten, according to a May Associated Press report. “People want to know where their food is coming from,” said one excited chef, lauding the knowledge to be gleaned from a calf’s upbringing. (A more practical beef-supply executive added that DNA can help identify the “multiple animals” whose parts were used in hunks of ground beef — a 10-pound package of which may include contributions from “hundreds” of different cows.)

Can’t Possibly Be True

• It was not difficult to find critics when the Orlando-area government job-service engine Workforce Central Florida said it was spending more than $70,000 of federal stimulus money to help the laidoff by handing out 6,000 satiny capes for jobless “superheroes” to “fight” “Dr. Evil Unemployment.” (“Absolutely absurd” was the reaction of a laid-off customer service representative.) Several critics interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel noted that such an awkward program further erodes the unemployed’s fragile self-respect. WCF, though, remained convinced. In the words of a spokeswoman, “Everyone is a superhero in the fight against unemployment.” • Urban Legend Come to Life: Too-good-to-be-true stories have circulated for years about men who accidentally fell, posterior first, onto compressed-air nozzles and self-inflated to resemble “dough boys,” usually with fatal results. However, in May in Opotiki, New Zealand, trucker Steven McCormack found himself in similar circumstances, and had it not been for quick-thinking colleagues who pulled him away, he would have been killed — as the air, puncturing a buttock, had already begun separating tissue from muscle. McCormack was hospitalized in severe pain, but the air gradually seeped from his body (according to a doctor, in the way air “usually” seeps from a body). • Oops! Oswind David was convicted of “firstdegree assault” in a 2006 trial in New York City, but unknown to him, his lawyer and the judge, the charge had already been dismissed by another judge due to prosecutorial error. Nonetheless, David has been in prison since his conviction, serving a 23-year term, and was freed only in May when the error came to light. (However, the New York City district attorney still resisted releasing TURN TO ODD FILES ON A6

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Sentimental favorites such as “Unchained Melody” and “I’ve Got You Babe” performed by The Corvettes provided the backdrop for the Del Mar Lifeguard Association’s Dance Party Fundraiser June 25. The dinner was the 31st annual fundraiser for the association. Pat Vergne, director of community services and chief lifeguard for the city of Del Mar, reported that about 200 partygoers contributed $6,500. The funds will be used to support junior lifeguards as well as scholarship programs for seasonal lifeguards and other outreach and education programs. Disabled veterans and disabled

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Dalzell Group is honored with top award RANCHO SANTA FE — Prudential California Realty is pleased to recognize the Dalzell Group with the company’s Chairman’s Circle Diamond award for their exceptional sales performance last year. The award ranks the Dalzell Group in the top half-of-1-percent of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide. Based out of Prudential’s Rancho Santa Fe office, the Dalzell Group provides an attentive and thorough standard of representation for their clients. Led by 18-year industry veteran Jim Dalzell, the team consists of his two grown sons, Ryan and Kevin, as well as his

wife Jo, who oversees the flow of operations in the office. “Each of us has a specialized set of skills and our own area of expertise,” Dalzell said. “Working together allows us to quickly respond to changes in the real estate market, stay connected with our clients and efficiently provide them with the information and research they need to realize their goals.” With a majority of their business originating from repeat business and referrals, the Dalzell Group is known for their vast understanding of North County. For their sales production in 2010, they ranked 18th out of


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Rancho Santa Fe church earns design award RANCHO SANTA FE — The structural complexity and creativity of exposed steel trusses crisscrossing the sanctuary of a Rancho Santa Fe church earned a People’s Choice award for structural engineers Josephson Werdowatz & Associates, Inc., and project architects domusstudio architecture. The 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering awards were announced during the Structural Engineers Association of San Diego dinner meeting in Mission Valley on June 21. Following a vote of the membership, the Village Presbyterian Church of Rancho Santa Fe received the People’s Choice award. “We were the smallest building in the running for an award, but what I think members liked best about our project is the creative mix of architecture and structural engi-

neering that is especially visible in the dramatic sanctuary,” said Dan Werdowatz, principal structural engineer. The project next will be submitted for consideration in the 2011 Structural Engineers Association of California awards event. The project was constructed by ROEL Construction Company. Last month the Village Church received a 2011 Lily Award from the Rancho Santa Fe Association. Presented May 12, the Lily Award is intended to highlight work that embodies the high standard of architecture and landscape design envisioned by Rancho Santa Fe’s first architect and Building Commissioner, Lilian Rice. Founded in 1956, and with more than 1,200 members in its congregation today, the Village Community Presbyterian Church is a long-

A special task force comprised of 91 law enforcement teams knocked on more than 1,000 doors of registered sex offenders throughout San Diego County June 22, in an operation that resulted in 14 arrests and launched 61 new investigations. The San Diego Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force conducted “Operation Watchdog” in a sweeping attempt to locate registered sex offenders and investigate their status, said Task Force Commander David Collazo. Collazo said the task force was successful in contacting more than 800 known offenders. He added that the goal of the sweep was to verify that offenders were complying with registration laws and to identify any illegal activity they might be engaged in. Drug and firearm-sniffing dogs aided in the searches. The sweep resulted in the seizure of such items as pornography, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, smart phones, laptops, children’s clothing, toys and alcohol. Collazo said that investigations have been opened on 61 of the individuals who

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Students awarded degrees from SMU

Southern Methodist University’s May 2011 Commencement ceremonies awarded degrees to students from Rancho Santa Fe and other North County coastal communities. Eric Weiner, a resident of Rancho Santa Fe, received a Bachelor of Arts in advertising. Carmine Marasco, a resident of Encinitas, received a Bachelor of Science in economics with finance application, and Beau Kochsiek, a resident of San Marcos, received a Bachelor of Arts in advertising. After the universitywide commencement, SMU’s schools and departments held individual ceremonies throughout the day to honor graduates. SMU is a nationally ranked private university in Dallas founded 100 years ago. Today, SMU enrolls nearly 11,000 students who benefit from the academic opportunities and international reach of seven degree-granting schools.



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JULY 1, 2011

‘Encinitas Silver Anniversary Blues’ simply the product of exaggerations

going out for bids to construct Phase operation of the park. The number One of the park before the end of was logically reduced because the park would not be operational for this month. the entire fiscal year. Additionally, Audet writes: The city’s finances are the city pays about the same judged by what can be seen. What res- $500,000 to operate the Community idents see is a 44-acre vacant lot that Center, so hanging that number out we can’t use, bought in 2001 costing without reference is, again, misleadnearly $46 million dollars with total ing. interest and fees. In 2008 it was reported the park would cost another Audet writes: It looks like Bond, $36 million to build and Stocks and the council spent all our Audet writes: “We got 44 money. The city finance department $500,000 to operate. acres, We got an old vacant My response: Mr. Audet says they have money but the counlot we can’t use, We got again repeats false claims cil’s actions say otherwise. Stocks is these 44 acres, We got this regarding the park. trying to sell the parks naming $46 million dollar contamiFurthermore, the city’s budg- rights. Some are saying maybe nated lot we can’t use, We et should be based upon the Stocks can sell the naming rights to ain’t got no park or no band audited results of our bal- the new library to pay for the shoddy for our 25th birthday, We anced annual budget, not the HVAC system and to the future got us the Encinitas Silver Olivenhain fire station residents status of any one project. Anniversary Blues.” As JEROME want because the city can’t deliver Encinitas approaches its STOCKS Audet writes: That year, the timely services. Councilwoman 25th birthday, residents aren’t listening to the city’s song, city only had $9 million for construc- Teresa Barth said the skate park and painting a rosy financial picture, and tion and last week, the city said it has dog park need sponsors, and instead are singing The Encinitas $172,000 to operate the park in late Councilwoman Kristin Gaspar is 2012. If finances are great, why hasn’t talking with a group called “Patrons Silver Anniversary Blues. My response: The Encinitas the park been built? If finances are of Encinitas Parks.” If the city didn’t Community Park property can and good, why is the operating budget have the money to complete the park will be used, and will cost $21 mil- going backward? The park cleared all when they bought it, the residents lion, not $46 million to purchase. hurdles and could have been built two should have been told. The payments on the loan do not years ago. Mayor Bond, Deputy Mayor My response: Again, this statement add to your property tax bill.They’re Stocks and the council promised us singles out Bond and I in a ridicujust a line item expense out of the Phase One and have delivered Phase lous manner and makes ludicrous assumptions regarding the naming city general fund. Mr. Audet is prob- None. ably adding the interest and princi- My response: This statement singles rights. It’s the same policy the city ple times the 30-year payment out Bond and I in a ridiculous man- has for our library and Community schedule to get to the misleading ner, and I can’t figure out any logic Center, as well as placing names on number. Furthermore, the city is in his assumption regarding the park benches. It’s not because the By Jerome Stocks

(Editor’s note: Encinitas Deputy Mayor Jerome Stocks asked for the opportunity to address some of the assertions made in Andrew Audet’s column, “We’ve got the Encinitas Silver Anniversary Blues,” which ran in the June 3 edition of The Coast News. We have printed Mr. Stocks’ comments as they were provided to us.)

city is broke.

Audet writes: After spending $46 million with nothing to show for it, the council seems to be saying they need a sugar daddy and a financial bailout to fund the park. Some fear everything in Encinitas is for sale. My response: This is another reference to the $46 million, which is misleading and incorrect. Was the price of your house the purchase price, or the addition of all your payments over the 30-year mortgage? Encinitas won’t have spent $46 million for another 20 years as we haven’t yet sent in 30 years worth of payments.

increases, so why are they not credited? There was not a plan put forth by Houlihan or Barth (or, for that matter, by Mr. Audet) at the meeting or since to show why adding $1,750 to the committee recommended budget was the correct amount to add.

Audet writes: In 2008, lacking confidence in Stocks and former Mayor Dan Dalager to represent the city before the Coastal Commission, the council paid a lobbyist $25,000 to lobby for the very same park the city now can’t afford to build. My response: This is another incorrect statement. Dan Dalager testified successfully before the Audet writes: Stocks recently sug- Coastal Commission. I was there. gested auctioning off the “Surfing He repeats the incorrect assertion Madonna” to whoever raises the regarding building the park. most money. Self-reliant taxpayers who want control of their own park Audet writes: More recently the counare asking, “where’s our money, cil hired a new city manager for close where’s our park, who’s our daddy?” to a quarter million dollars and gave What’s next, the Hall Property park an outgoing city manager an extra $8,300. bake sale? My response: This singles me out for My response: This is an irrational a unanimous City Council consensus connection between things not relatdecision. ed. The new manager is to be paid $210,000 per year, not a quarter milAudet writes: The Silver Anniversary lion. Celebration Committee presented a For many, $1,750 for a local budget of $5,750. Councilwoman band seems modest, 30 minutes of Maggie Houlihan said, “the Silver the high priced lobbyist’s time or a Anniversary only comes around once.” day-and-half of the extra pay that Residents are concerned there’s no Stocks, Bond and Gaspar approved money to pay a local band. She sug- for the outgoing manager. It seems, gested the committee work to stay in Encinitas, there is taxpayer within budget and asked council for a money for special interests, but litcontingency increase of $1,750, if tle money for taxpayers. needed, saying the 25th anniversary Again, there was not a plan put “needs to be as special as our history.” forth by Houlihan or Barth (or, for In denying the $1,750, Bond said, that matter by Mr. Audet) at the “staying within the budget is appro- meeting or since to show why priate.” Stocks said, “give us the bare adding $1,750 to the committee recessentials” and Gaspar asked, “why ommended budget was the correct are we paying for a band?” saying the amount to add. committee should seek volunteers. And I still don’t understand Houlihan thought the city should why Barth made the budget recomsupport residents and pay local musi- mendation she did as chair of that cians. Gaspar thought local musicians committee, then voted against her should support government and play own recommendation. for free. Is it the role of government to Thank you for this opportunity serve the people, or should the people to respond. Weekly newspapers like serve the government? All five council The Coast News can play an impormembers supported working with vol- tant role in building a sense of comunteer groups. The penny pinching of munity. the council is notable. A few years ago And while a variety of opinions Stocks and the council increased pen- and perspectives can breed healthy sions and raised city salaries. debate, incorrect, extremely slantMy response: Houlihan and Bond ed, and/or misleading data can also voted the same way on pension harm healthy public discourse.

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JULY 1, 2011

R e s i d e n t s , t o u r i s t s j o i n h a n d s a g a i n s t o i l d r i l l i n g community CALENDAR

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JULY 2 SUMMER ART Members of

the North County Sargent Art Group will exhibit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 on the promenade of the La Costa Resort And Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road. Parking is free at the Valet service.

JULY 4 FIREWORKS The city of Vista will light up the sky with traditional fireworks to celebrate July 4 at its 43rd annual Red, White & Boom celebration at Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive. The park opens at 7 a.m. with food and beverages available for sale in the Moonlight Amphitheatre after 1 p.m. The annual Independence Day celebration is free to the public. Parking is $10 per vehicle at the park. Parking and shuttle services are available at no charge from Vista High School, One Panther Way,Vista. BIG BAY BOOM San Diego Bay is hosting the Big Bay Boom at 9 p.m. July 4. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero and Chula Vista. Fireworks also will be discharged off Coronado and at the Imperial Beach Pier.

JULY 6 JUMPIN’ JAZZ Local jazz

musician Peter Sprague will be performing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 6 at the Cardiff-by-theSea Library Community Room, 2081 Newcastle Ave. For more information, call (760) 6351000 or visit friendscardifflibrary.org. BINGO Play Bingo at 6:30 p.m. July 6, and every Wednesday night, at Encinitas Elks, 1393 Windsor Road, Cardiff. Food is available. For information, call (760) 753-2243.


response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Yasmine Zein-Phillipson,a senior at Torrey Pines High School, and member of the Surfrider Foundation, served as chairman of the fledgling Del Mar chapter. “I surf and love the ocean,” she said. “After the Gulf oil spill last year, I don’t want the place that I love to be ruined.” Yasmine explained that the low turnout was due to this being the first year that Del Mar participated. “There is a Hands Across the Sand event in Pacific Beach that’s really big and one in Oceanside,”she said.“Ours will be bigger next year.” Amy McCluer and her daughter Katie traveled from Glendale, Ariz., to participate in the Del Mar event. “The reason they are COME TOGETHER J0-"?0$(-& '$?& (/*1"-(-& K/"$& )'$?-& "$& .1/(0-( drilling off-shore is because '%'"$-(&/55<-)/10&/"6&?1"66"$%&?*1"$%&()0&'$$*'6&L'$?-&B;1/--&()0&9'$?- everything else (oil wells) is gone,” Katie said. 0#0$(D&Photo by Lillian Cox By Lillian Cox

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En Fuego plays host to fiesta for the horses By Bianca Kaplanek

Fans of race horses, baseball or both gathered June 20 at En Fuego Cantina & Grill to help raise money for After the Finish Line, a nonprofit organization that provides funding assistance to rescue organizations that help thoroughbreds transition into second careers once they can no longer race or breed. Making a guest appearance at Fiesta for the Horses was Randy Jones, who won the


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1976 Cy Young Award as a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. Jones, a racehorse owner and restaurateur, was scheduled to work as a guest bartender, but instead spent the evening signing autographs and chatting with attendees. En Fuego regularly hosts fundraisers, donating a percentage of sales to a different charity each month. After the Finish Line received $1 for every Finish Line margarita sold in June and 10 percent of all restaurant sales the night of the event. After the Finish Line supports rescue organizations throughout the United States, but money raised during the En Fuego event will go to those in California. “We are raising the money locally, so we’re going to keep it local,” said After the Finish Line Founder Dawn Mellen. Without the financial assistance of After the Finish Line, many former racehorses might be sent to slaughter because they are injured, too slow to win or not producing quality foals, she said. “The greatest victory for a thoroughbred is not winning a race, but winning the race to

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crime REPORT A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis A report for the week of June 16, 2011, to June 21, 2011

ABUSE A willful cruelty to a

child was reported to Oceanside Police from the parking lot at the 2000 block of Vista Way June 20 at 4:55 p.m. The incident report noted that the 6-year-old male victim was a family member to the alleged suspect, and that no Great Bodily Injury occurred, but it was listed that personal force was used by the suspect. STOLEN A large, indoor rug that was drying outside on the driveway at Vesper Lane in Carlsbad was reported stolen from the driveway June 20. AUTO THEFT A customer of a Postal Annex on El Camino Real in Carlsbad reported their car stolen from the parking lot at 11:16 a.m. June 20. VANDALISM The backyard of a house at Via Marinero in Carlsbad was entered June 20, and the reporting party told police that someone threw the patio furniture into the swimming pool. ARREST Two Russian-speaking people in their 60s, a man and woman with the same last name, were both arrested for shoplifting on June 19 at a Palomar Airport Road location in Carlsbad.

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An overnight home burglary was reported by a 91-year-old victim June 18 at 7:43 a.m. A 40-inch television and $100 in cash were stolen from the Oceanside residence. THEFT An overnight home burglary was also reportedJune 18 as happening the night before on Corinthia Way in Oceanside. The 75-year-old victim claimed the loss of a television, cash and a $200 statue of two jumping dolphins. BUSTED! Ruperto Santos, 20, was arrested at Mountain Vista Drive in Encinitas for an alleged DUI and hit and run with property damage that resulted in two victims at a Caliban Drive location on June 17 at 10:10 p.m.

CRIME LOG Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis

The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of June 16, 2011 to June 21, 2011.

SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 6,



left first bicuspid tooth. He The FBI is offering a may walk with an exaggerated reward of up to $100,000 for erect posture and his chest information leading directly to pushed out due to a lower the arrest of Robert William back injury. Fisher is known to Fisher. chew tobacco heavily. He has Fisher is wanted for ties to New Mexico and allegedly killing his wife and Florida. Fisher is believed to two young children and then be in possession of several blowing up the house in which WILLIAM weapons, including a highthey all lived in Scottsdale, ROBERT FISHER powered rifle. Ariz., in April of 2001. He was born April 13, 1961, has blue Fisher is physically fit and is an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He eyes, is 6 feet tall and weighs 190 has a noticeable gold crown on his upper pounds.

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ENCINITAS Petty Theft 1, Burglary 4, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 0 VISTA Petty Theft 1, Burglary 5,Vandalism 5,Assault 0,Grand Theft 1, Robbery 0, Vehicle Theft 5

OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 2, Burglary 11, Vandalism 8, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 1,Vehicle Theft

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

CARLSBAD Petty Theft 4, Burglary 2, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 1

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

RANCHO SANTA FE Petty Theft 0, Burglary 1, Vandalism 0, Assault 0, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0,Vehicle Theft 0



David, arguing that only the “first-degree” part had been dismissed. A judge finally freed David on bail while prosecutors ponder reopening the case.) • Parents were puzzled in June after Dry Creek School District in Roseville, Calif., passed out questionnaires asking for biographical details of prospective students, including whether or not the child has been delivered by Csection. Parents told Sacramento station KOVR-TV that school officials were refusing to explain why they wanted to know that.

News That Sounds Like a Joke

(1) Night club singer Simon Ledger was arrested following a performance at the Driftwood Beach Bar on Britain’s Isle of Wight in April after a patron complained to police. Ledger was covering the 1974 hit “Kung Fu Fighting,” and two customers of Chinese descent reported that they felt victims of illegal “racially aggravated harassment.” (2) Leslie Clarke, 29, turned himself in to police in Darwin, Australia, in May

after authorities released surveillance tape of a break-in and vandalism at the Hidden Valley Tavern. Clarke, a large man, confessed to going on a drunken prowl with friends, but said he remembered the break-in only when he saw the video and recognized his distinctive image from the back, including several inches of his butt crack.


(1) An April Associated Press story, citing federal government sources, reported that 247 people on the terrorist “watch list” were nonetheless legally permitted to purchase guns in 2010 — about the same number who did so legally in 2009. (2) In May, Oklahoma judge Susie Pritchett, receiving guilty pleas from a $31 drug-deal raid in 2010 that netted a mother and her two grown children, sentenced the mother and son to probation, but the 31-year-old daughter to 12 years in prison (just because the daughter showed “no ... remorse”).

Unclear on the Concept

In May, a federal appeals court reinstated the Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit filed in 2007 by

Darrell Miller after he was fired as a bridge maintenance worker by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Miller had been medically diagnosed with a fear of heights, and could not work on many projects, but a lower court dismissed his lawsuit, concluding that working at heights was an unavoidable condition of bridge maintenance. (The appeals court said that a jury “might” find that bridge maintenance could be done in “teams” with one worker always on the ground.)

The Redneck Chronicles

(1) Zachary Woody, 21, of Calhoun, Ga., was charged with aggravated assault in May after stabbing a friend. Allegedly, Woody had escalated what was initially just a fistfight over whether Fords are better than Chevrolets. (2) Joseph Hayes, 48, was arrested in South Memphis, Tenn., in June after allegedly threatening (with a gun in his waistband) the hostess of a birthday party to which his kids had been invited but which ran out of cake and ice cream. “Y’all didn’t save my kids no damn ice cream and cake,” he was heard to say, and “I ain’t

scared to go to jail.”

People With Issues

Stanley Thornton Jr., 30, and his “nurse”-roommate, Sandra Dias, featured on a May edition of the TV show “Taboo” (National Geographic Channel), are both drawing federal Supplemental Security Income as disabled persons, even though Thornton builds his own “adult baby” furniture (cribs and high chairs large enough to accommodate his 350-pound body) and operates a website where people living as adult babies can communicate. U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn asked the Social Security Administration to investigate whether Thornton is abusing the system (and Dias, too, since if she can “nurse” Thornton, she can “nurse” for a living).Thornton subsequently told The Washington Times that if his SSI checks were discontinued, he would kill himself.


Lawrence Bottone, 52, of Stamford, Conn., served four years in prison in the late1990s for his fondness for attracting and convincing teenage boys and young men to strip down to underwear

and allow him to torture (and photograph) them — chaining them to his garage wall, whipping them and inserting stakes under their fingernails. In May 2011, police in Westchester County, N.Y., arrested Bottone for what appears to signal a return to his specialty but with an updated, 21st-century rationale: Now, according to police, he “recruits” young men to work at a fictitious “intelligence agency” — which requires Bottone to “train” them to withstand torture.

Brave Nude World

Nakedness Recently in the News: (1) Just after Clayton County, Ga., schoolteacher Harlan Porter was told his contract would not be renewed, he walked naked through the school hallways (no students were present) and spoke of a “newer level of enlightenment” now that his “third eye was open” (April). (2) After a clothing malfunction, veteran marathoner Brett Henderson, 35, decided during the Flying Pig race in Cincinnati that, since marathoners sometimes run naked in California, he could do it there. Henderson outran police and stopped only when he was Tasered (May).

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Prior to Conrad’s murder, a retired Carlsbad psychiatrist had been found dead in a similar manner. Police had managed to find traces of the suspect’s DNA but there were no solid leads as to the killer’s identity. The same DNA traces were found in Conrad’s case. Fernandez, who had fled to Mexico to avoid drug charges, returned to the U.S. TURN TO CONRAD ON A13

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Graydon Church, 11, has been a member of the Del Mar Junior Lifeguard program for four years. “I’ve never heard this music before, but I love it,” he said. “I love going to the beach and playing with my

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wanted to participate in the fundraiser. In this day of budget cuts, you have to support these organizations.” Local body surfer Isla Cordelae kept rhythm to the music. “I like to support the lifeguards and the junior life-

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‘Guimauve’ hard to say, easy to make Making your own marshmallows is one of those showoffy, culinary stunts that you should consider doing — just because you can. And because homemade marshmallows taste way better and fluffier, airier and less gummy than the packaged kind. And because you can dazzle everyone you know by presenting them with their French name, “guimauve” (ghee-MOHV). Gesine Bullock-Prado, the smart and spunky author of “Sugar Baby” (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011), prefers to eat her “guimauve”straight: “No roasting, no melting, no chocolate dipping.” She also prefers piping them into a kind of fluffy rosette that is unrecognizable to those of us raised with the cylindrical confections found in pillowy plastic bags in the supermarket. And she prefers a renegade recipe that includes egg whites, which she says enhances flavor. If egg whites make you squeamish, leave them out. Bullock-Prado also includes directions (too long for this space) to flavor the marshmallows with chocolate, espresso, peanut butter, raspberry and maple. These confections, she says,“won't harsh your mellow.” Marshmallows are only one of many sweet treats in Bullock-Prado’s book, which she describes not as a baking book, and not as a candy book, but as a book about “cooking sugar.” It includes some baked goods (tortes, cakes, pies, her signature French macarons), some candies (caramels, taffy, brittles, lollipops) and some confections that can only be classified as “others,” which includes cotton candy, flavored syrups and “guimauve.” Note: if you combine a toasted “guimauve” with chocolate and graham crackers, you have a “smor-ay.” That’s French for s’more.

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In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, add the gelatin and pour the 1/3 cup water over it. Let it rest in the stand mixer (with the whisk in mixing position) until the sugar syrup is ready. Make sure the gelatin is completely saturated with water before you add your sugar syrup. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the sugar,corn syrup and hot water. Melt the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved. Raise the heat to mediumhigh and allow the mixture to boil.With a damp pastry brush, wipe down the sides of the pan to prevent stray sugar crystals from forming. Clip on a candy thermometer and heat to 250 F. Meanwhile, if using egg whites, beat them with the salt until they hold a stiff peak. Because the stand mixer has the gelatin and whisk in it, you will have to beat the egg whites in a separate bowl; a copper bowl and whisk work well, or a stainless steel bowl and whisk, eggbeater or hand mixer. Caution: Any traces of fat in the bowl will deflate the whites, as will using a plastic bowl. Bring the pot with the hot sugar mixture to the bowl of the stand mixer. Set the mixer speed to medium-low and slowly add the hot sugar mixture, carefully and gently pouring it MARSHMALLOWS down the side of the bowl to 3 tablespoons unflavored avoid both splashing and scorching the gelatin (if you gelatin 1/3 cup room-temperature heat gelatin at too high a temperature, it loses its efficacy). water

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Raise the mixer speed to high and beat until the mixture has started to stiffen and has doubled in volume. Add the egg whites, if using, the vanilla and, if you haven’t used the egg whites, the salt. Mix until light, white and fluffy. Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and sprinkle with the 1/2 cup cornstarch, making sure to cover every inch. For plain, square marshmallows: Spray a plastic spatula with nonstick spray and scoop the entire marshmallow mixture onto the pan. Using an offset spatula, also sprayed, smooth the marshmallow out into an even layer. Work fast — this stuff stiffens up quickly. Let the marshmallow dry for at least 4 hours or overnight. Using very sharp knife, a pizza cutter or scissors (each sprayed with nonstick spray), cut the marshmallows into bite-sized pieces. audits throughout the year, SWEEP Collazo explained, adding CONTINUED FROM A3 that the teams searched every were found to be out of com- corner of San Diego County to pliance with their parole sta- remind offenders that they tus. are being watched closely. SAFE conducts targeted



where he was later arrested in 2007 on drug charges, though he was released from custody before his DNA was entered into a database and matched to the two crimes. Fernandez would make his way back to Mexico. After the DNA matching was made, Tenorio said the district attorney’s office was not sure if Mexico would accept the evidence and extradite Fernandez. But they did. Tenorio handles international and domestic extraditions for the DA’s office, and said that before 2008 there were not any formal extraditions from Mexico. “Now we’re extraditing on a regular basis,” she said.



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Fernandez is now seen as the “poster boy” for extradition relations and marking the beginning of great progress between the two countries. “My office became actively involved in 2008,” Tenorio said, and added that since then, there have been nine formal returns, and six who are currently in custody. She said the extradition process can be lengthy and, that from the time she is presented the case until an extradition happens, it may take between one to two years. Eppel said that the show’s producers approached the department in April, saying that the Conrad case fits the type of cases that are featured on the program. The show is expected to air this fall on Investigation Discovery.

Dredge each piece in cornstarch, making sure each cut edge is covered, otherwise the pieces will stick to anything and everything. You can also use a sharp cookie cutter (sprayed) to make shapes. Dredge in cornstarch. For curvy marshmallows, use a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip to pipe shapes onto the prepared pan. Dredge in cornstarch as above. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Marshmallows made without egg whites will last much longer, up to several months. Yield: about 40 marshmallows. Recipe from “Sugar Baby” by Gesine Bullock-Prado (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011).


drugs, statin and non-statin alike. Combined with your hypertension, high cholesterol further increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. Also remember that a diet high in fats such as certain meats, cheeses and other dairy items, snack foods, butter, luncheon meats and more, will raise the LDL level.These food items should be reduced or removed from your diet. You may benefit from reducing your tea intake. The caffeine in it is quite variable and can raise both systolic and diastolic values. Now about your rightsided heart enlargement: I think you need to be seen by a cardiologist to have this further investigated. While you have had this a “long time,” seemingly without symptoms, it could be an indication of a problem such as pulmonary hypertension. How long is a “long time?”Years? Decades? How long have you had the hypertension? Did the two findings coincide. Without knowing more about your health history, it is impossible for me to say whether your right-sided enlarged heart is to blame — in full or in part — for your hypertension. My feeling is that it isn’t, but I cannot say this with any certainty. Make an appointment with your cardiologist to discuss your concerns. He or she is your best source for answers. Readers who are interested in learning more can order my Health Reports “Understanding Cholesterol,” “Coronary Artery Disease” and “Hypertension” by send-

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well thought out proposal,” Holler said. The reshaping of political boundaries is required by law every 10 years and is based on U.S. Census results. In other association news, a new slate of officers were elected for the fiscal year 2011-2012. The president is Jack Queen, the vice president is Dick Doughty and the treasurer is Roxanna Foxx. Parking violators beware. The Rancho Santa Fe Patrol, California Highway Patrol and Sheriff’s department will begin cracking down on timed parking in all areas of the Covenant. In other business, the association voted unanimously to modify the



time you will be together as a group. The last time you will be eighth-graders at R. Roger Rowe,” she told the graduates. Delaney thanked the parents for their part in getting their children this far in

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requirements for the nonresident social membership at the golf club for dining privileges only. The time of prior residency required was changed from 20 years to 10 years. “It is great for the golf community and great for the golf club,” Smith said. The association approved the budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year with little input from the community, Chief Financial Officer Steve Comstock told the association. He said not one person showed up for the public meeting to discuss the budget and the one phone call he gets every year from an association member did not come this year. “Apparently the residents don’t get as excited about the budget as I do,” their education. “Thank you to all the parents who supported, encouraged and for your dedication. You have done a wonderful job,” she said. Connor Bailey, student council treasurer, in his offered the class’ appreciation to the entire staff of the school. “Please join me in a huge round applause for the people behind me,” he said as he gestured to the middleschool teachers, school board members and members of the administration. Afterwards, singers offered a musical selection including “Walk On,” by Carl Strommen and “Time of Your Life,” by Billie Joe Armstrong. Singers were Sophia Balderas, Nicole Buss, Emma Dypvik, Bailey Fredricks, Danni Fredricks, Sahara Gonzalez, Dominique Hoffmann, Nadine Kadri, Anastasia Lukianov, Jane Mezzino, Katherine Michel, Rebecca Miller, Caroline

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Norris, Kyle Quraishy, Alexi nied them on guitar. Stein and Tiffany Zhang. Scot Cheatham, former Ethan Rappaport accompa- school board president, gave a touching speech to the class of 2011 about adapting to change. “To many of you, this is the only school you’ve known,” he said. Indeed, many of the students had started kindergarten there and remained through eighth-grade. “You are the first class to graduate from our beautiful new school,” he said. “You had to put up with the construction, the dust and the cranes. It was a mess.You saw the foundation laid and the structure built.” “You will have to adjust to a new school environment with 30 to 35 people in a class. You are used to small classes and a lot of attention,” he said. “Learning how to adapt and change will be essential. Learn to welcome change with open arms.” He said next will come driving, then SATs, then college.

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were honored with gag gifts from the staff of the Association. Plummer was given the designation of “Best Negotiator,” for her efforts in procuring the new space for the patrol offices, but they were plunked down in front of her in the form of several very large notebooks filled with “terms.” Lang was given a plaque designating him as “Best Practical Joker,” because, although he announced months ago the patrol office was about to move into new quarters, the effective date kept moving ahead again and again until it began to seem like a practical joke. The patrol is set to move into its new quarters July 6. “We finally made an honest man out of Jack,” Smith said with a chuckle.


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“It’s really going to go fast,” he said. “Your foundation has been well built here at R. Roger Rowe. You have been given the tools to succeed.” Cheatham also told them not to be afraid to make mistakes because making mistakes is part of growing up, but that it is important to listen to their inner voices when considering a decision. Then he quoted the Dr. Seuss book, “The Places You’ll Go.” Student speakers Eva Buechler, Tess Cimino, Kennedy Erdossy, Jourdan Parnell, Liz Schoelen and Kate Swanson took the assembled group of proud families on a trip down memory lane with them. Topping off their speech were words from the television show, “Modern Family.” “Don’t stop Believing! Let’s get this party started.” It was the first time in 50 years that the school’s namesake Dr. R. Roger Rowe was unable to attend.

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The livin’ is easy in the summertime Oh yeah. It’s officially summertime. The calendar says so and the weather is making a solid effort to get with the program here on the coast. As I look across these 50 states, I do see a growing need for man to finally figure out a way to control the weather. We’ve been mucking around with it since the dark ages. With technology being where it is, I really think somebody ought to get on it and fast. Half the country is under water and here we sit with the marine layer clamped over what would otherwise be perfect days. I, myself, am working on inventing a really small but powerful vacuum that will suck up our marine layer and deliver it to El Cajon, San Marcos and other points east. I haven’t got all the physics ironed out yet, but it will somehow spit their endless sunshine out back here for us coastal dwellers. Does anyone have any friends at Dyson? Meanwhile, school is out and I did open my door to a big whiff of ocean air today. I swear, one or two lungs full takes five years off of me.And while I have a few more hours a day to spare, I have not reached my Nirvana of being able to stay home and putter around. Just because we have several more hours of light should not mean that I have to get more done. I subscribe to the “Porgy and Bess” take on this season. The livin’ should be easy. And on that note, I simply have to suggest a few books for summer reading. I discovered “Sisters of the Sari,” by Brenda L. Baker when it was sent to The Coast News for a review. It places a strong, kind American CEO in Chennai, India. It is a wonderful story about how her life intertwines with women of every social strata. An older, but lovely, book I was given is “The Inner Voice,” by and about soprano Renee Fleming. It TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B11

Cunningham is SDSU dean of business admin By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe resident Dr. Michael Cunningham was recently named dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University. As the 19th largest business school in the nation, third in California and 35th largest in the world, Cunningham said he knows he has his work cut out for him during these lean times. But the fact that the country is in the middle of a recession does not seem to slow him down at all. “I think it is wonderful. I think there is a lot of opportunity in adversity,” he said. Cunningham is filled with energy and optimism about his new job and couldn’t wait to get started. In fact, he said he has been working for two months in preparation, focusing on strategy, structure and systems. He said he expected his first day to be ceremonial and symbolic. “I want to celebrate our faculty, students and alumni and business community,” he said. “We need to make sure our students are great communicators, critical thinkers and team players, as well as having the basic blocking and tackling skills of a traditional business education,” he said. Cunningham is no stranger to academia. He earned his master’s in graphic

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communications, management and technology in 1996, and his Ph.D. in administration, leadership and technology in 2005 from New York University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and business management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1982. He has

taught at both Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and New York University. He has been teaching management/entrepreneurship courses at SDSU since 2005. “What we do is offer a wonderful education to our students. It is a real, practical education. We have the

largest alumni network in San Diego from the business school.” He said there are 60,000 alumni and 80 percent are still in Southern California. “That is key. It will give them (students) skills and the knowledge to help them get the job they need,” he said. Some business school graduates have gone on to great careers such as Linda Lang, CEO of Jack in the Box; Mark Snell, CFO of Sempra Energy; and Scott Sulka, a serial entrepreneur in the biotech industry, he said. “It’s my second career,” Cunningham said. “I decided to take a position with higher education to make an impact on my life. I wanted to create many opportunities for as many students as I can and give back. I’ll be able to do that in a very meaningful way.” What he hopes to accomplish during that time is to make the business school one of the top in the country. One way he plans to do this, even with the precarious financial situation in California, is to come up with creative ways to increase revenue. “The state basically limits the amount of students we can take in from the state. So we will go after out-of-state and out-of-country students,” he said. This will not affect instate students adversely, he said. “The out-of-state stu-

dents are not taking the places of the in-state students, but the out-of-state students pay double tuition and do not receive aid from the state of California,” he said. “This will allow us to attract diversity of experience and ethnic and geographic diversity that will dove tail into one of our main missions — to supply a well rounded, top quality student to the work force,” he said. He said a big part of his job also is just getting the word out on what a jewel the college of business is. “There is the saying: ‘Untold. Unsold,’” he said. “I need to tell the story of how good our students are. They have the eye of the tiger, fire in the belly and they really want to make a difference in the world.” He said he thinks that people look at the CSU system as a big homogeneous system and that they are all alike and that the UC system is much better. Cunningham said he hopes to change that perception. “They don’t realize that it was the number one small college in the state and the top 20 selected university in the nation. Last year, there were 66,000 applicants and less than 5,000 got accepted,” he said. Cunningham knows of which he teaches having built TURN TO DEAN ON B11

Former all-star player puts ‘paradise’ property on market By Tony Cagala

RANCHO SANTA FE — Prospective buyers and industry experts toured the home of former professional baseball player and San Diego native Brett Boone. The home, in Rancho Santa Fe’s The Bridges community, has been placed on the market by Barry Estates,

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Hope campaign set to begin COAST CITIES — Longaberger Home Consultant Lore Meanley is kicking off the company’s 2011 Horizon of Hope campaign to support American Cancer Society breast cancer research and education initiatives. The campaign features a special Horizon of Hope basket and other “pink” products that Longaberger designs and sells exclusively for the fundraising effort. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The entire Horizon of Hope collection is available through Meanley via her website at longaberger.com/loremeanley beginning July 1 or by calling (858) 259-1191. “Our goal is to expand awareness of this program and enlighten more people to how they can make a huge difference in the fight against breast cancer,” Meanley said. Since the launch of Horizon of Hope in 1995, Longaberger, its Home Consultants and the American Cancer Society have partnered to raise more than $15 million and reach more than 20 million women with potentially life-saving information. American Cancer Society programs that receive Horizon of Hope support are aimed at: — Improving the quality of and access to mammography services. — Improving breast

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Jammin’ Under the Stars looks to be a success RANCHO SANTA FE — The second annual fundraiser Jammin’ Under the Stars event is scheduled for July 15 at the private estate of Sean and Maria Barry, with all of the evening’s proceeds directly impacting the San Pasqual Academy through the Jammer Family Foundation. San Diego Charger Quentin Jammer, his wife Alicia, Maria Barry, Jolane Crawford and Ginger Levy are organizers of the event, which will include catering from Jeffery Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, auctions, live entertainment and dancing. “Quentin and I are looking forward to a fun, memorable evening and we hope to increase funds raised above last year’s proceeds of $75,000,” Alicia Jammer said. The Jammers were introduced to the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy several years ago and have been instrumental in providing academic scholarships, Thanksgiving and Christmas programs, group outings to Charger games, one-on-one mentoring in addition to the construction of a home foot- JAMMIN’ !"#$%&'()$*+"),-'.#/0/$'!$11&)-'2/%3&)'4&56-'$%,'7$)/$'8$))6'")3$%/9&':;&'<&0"%,'$%%=$#'!$11/%> ?%,&)':;&'@:$)<'&5&%:-'*;/0; )$/<&<'+=%,<'+")':;&'@$%'A$<B=$#'.0$,&16C Courtesy photo ball field.

Governor dismisses 3 Del Mar fair board members By Bianca Kaplanek

Admitting it may sound “pathetic,” Barry Nussbaum said he plans to reapply for a seat on the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors, which manages the Del Mar Fairgrounds, despite recent news he would no longer serve in the position he has held since 1999. In a June 9 phone call — the night before the opening of the San Diego County Fair — Nussbaum said Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointments secretary notified him that the governor was not reappointing him. “It was a surprise,” said Nussbaum, whose term expired in January. “But it’s politics.” He said he was given no reason except that the administration was going to go in a different direction and there would be new

appointments to fair boards across the state. Board members are appointed by the governor to serve a four-year term, which receives no pay, but benefits include free parking and admission to fairground events. Prior to Brown’s decision, Nussbaum was the longest serving current board member and one of only two appointed by former Gov. Gray Davis. In addition to Nussbaum, who was serving his second term as president, Brown also chose not to reappoint Kelly Burt and Vivian Hardage. As of June 9, the terms of all but two of the nine directors were up. The terms of the remaining four expired at the same time or earlier than those of the three who weren’t reappoint-

ed (see chart). All members of the primarily Republican board had been appointed or reappointed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “The board members serve at the pleasure of the governor,” said Evan Westrup, a spokesman for Gov. Brown. “There were hundreds of appointments made by the previous administration. The standard practice is for the new governor to make his own appointments.” Westrup said the expiration of terms is one of many factors taken into account when considering appointments. In terms of other aspects, “we don’t get into personnel decisions,” he added. The positions are now vacant and will remain so TURN TO FAIR BOARD ON B15

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Sheriff’s department ramps up patrols for the summer By Shelli DeRobertis

Thefts, trouble and alcohol-fueled crimes increase with summertime events and tourism, but the Sheriff’s Encinitas Station Coastal Enforcement Team (CET) is coming up with new ways to combat crime on the coast this season. A team of eight deputies have begun a summer enforcement campaign,working sevendays-a-week through Labor Day — a beat that stretches from Solana Beach to north Encinitas to help ensure a pleasant and safe atmosphere for residents, visitors and business owners in the downtown and coastal areas. “The tourists don’t just go into the sand,” said Sgt. Karen Stubkjaer of the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station.“Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our residents

and visitors.” Stubkjaer supervises CET, which began enforcement of the beat June 10. “We have a completely new philosophy this year,” she said.“That philosophy includes more education and high visibility of the deputies.” “We’re educating people, talking to people and being proactive instead of reactive.” She said that during the summer there is an increase of alcohol related crimes, including drunk driving, due to the increase of people heading to the beaches. Some of the other crimes that increase during the summer include thefts from cars.To help combat those thefts and burglaries, the CET will be patrolling the Cedros area of Solana Beach and downtown HOT SPOT D&E=:6'7$::'($)E&%:&)'*$#F<':;&')&</,&%:/$#',&$,G&%,',)/5&'"%':;&'HII'J#"0F'"+'K,3&J=):',=)G TURN TO PATROL ON B11

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Delgado fullfils dream of dancing, helps others By Lillian Cox

Marisa Soltis Delgado grew up fulfilling the dream of many little girls of becoming a ballerina. She began studying ballet at the age of 8 at the venerable Harkness Ballet in New York City. As a child she danced with the Royal Ballet at the Met for First Lady Nancy Reagan and Prince Charles.At 15 she became the youngest member of the Milwaukee Ballet. Delgado performed at Boston’s famous Emerson Majestic Theatre for seven years while also dancing for Ballet Theatre of Boston. She was subsequently principal ballerina with the Fort Wayne Ballet where she met her future husband, principal male danseur Bernie Delgado. Now Delgado is giving others the opportunity to fulfill the same dream by holding auditions for a “Little Women” workshop sponsored by her new Global Masterclass ballet program for pre-professional training. There are 25 to 30 openings for boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 23. The workshop will consist of master classes and rehearsals. It will begin Sept. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at Dance Connection in Encinitas and continue every

week until a holiday performance in November. “Students will be participating in the process of this choreographic construction of a two-act world premier, created here in San Diego,” she said. “Select dancers will be chosen to perform at the historic Orchard House Museum Centennial Celebration, May 2012 in Concord, Mass.” Orchard House is the site where Louisa May Alcott wrote the book “Little Women.” It has been a museum since 1912. “Professional guest artists will also appear in the production courtesy of Colorado Ballet, State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara and Princeton Ballet for the leading male roles,” she said. “This is a wonderful opportunity for young dancers to work with seasoned professionals.” Delgado is also recruiting donors and volunteers to help with costumes, props and scenery. Ten percent of ticket sales from the Encinitas performance of “Little Women” will be donated to the Preservation Foundation of the Orchard House. “In this we help ensure that the home of one of our most famous women writers will live on for generations to

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come,” she said. Delgado was assistant director of Orange County’s Ballet Pacifica, and a ballet

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Natick, Mass. where her ballet students included her sixyear-old daughter. “I love ballet so much and watching my Mom teach class is really special to me,” Giselle Delgado said. In developing the business model for Global Masterclass, Delgado envisioned great master teachers from around the country traveling to Encinitas to guest teach. “I can count 10 colleagues on my fingers right now that would come to Global Masterclass to benefit the dance community here,” she said. “When you’ve been in a specialized profession for 30 years, there is a lot of education to share. We have a lot to give and a lot to teach!” Currently, Delgado is accepting appointments for private coaching for pre-professional ballet dancers. Global Masterclass will also offer ballet technique, pointe, classical variations, pas de deux classes and adult ballet conditioning class taught by Bernie Delgado. A special summer ballet intensive will be offered in August. Delgado said a highlight of her career was meeting the late Dame Agnes de Mille at TURN TO BALLERINA ON B15

The Grauer School celebrates its 20th graduating class By Lillian Cox

On June 10, The Grauer School celebrated its 20th graduating class, with all 14 of its graduates heading to college. The Grauer School is a college preparatory school for grades 6 to 12, founded by Dr. Stuart Grauer in 1991. It adheres to the Socratic

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CARLSBAD — The Sons of Italy, La Costa dei Fiori Lodge recently held a fundraiser to benefit the Don Lansaw Memorial Fund. Club member Gloria Doty, who also works for Wave Crest Resorts and owns the Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, donated a stay at t h e i r hotel as a prize. A donation check was forwarded on to t h e GLORIA DOTY Memorial Fund. Don Lansaw gave his life to save his wife during the tornado that hit Joplin, Mo.

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about our school in The Coast News.” This year Rian Alworth enrolled her son, Nino, into the school’s sixth-grade class. Grauer is one of his teachers. The new campus, built around a “green school” nestled in a two-acre habitat corridor, opened at 1500 S. El Camino Real in 2001. By offering instruction in gardening, greenhouses, the “farm to table” movement, campus beautification/planting, recycling and habitat corridors, Grauer explained that the school does qualify as a “green school.” The Grauer School has limited enrollment of up to 150 students, capping class sizes at 12 students. “We can’t have big (sports) teams, but that’s OK,” he said. “Education shouldn’t be ‘one size fits all.’ Our design allows us to cater education to the unique aspects of students and facul-


“You can see how much that relationship really means,” said Clayton Payne, dean of students. A weekly assembly is centered around a large hearth in the Great Room. “We’ll sit and tell stories and share successes,” Grauer said. “I usually have a moral that I want to talk about every week.” The school boasts an active music program, with 40 percent of its students participating. One of the key features of an education at The Grauer School is their Expeditionary Learning program. Students spend at least two weeks each year outside the school walls on expeditions that have taken them from Yosemite National Park to every continent except Antarctica. Expeditions offer valuable TURN TO GRAUER ON B11

OCEANSIDE — Educational scholarships were awarded to Sue de Santis, Leticia Barragan and Yvonne Face by Oceanside Civitan Scholarship Chairwoman Fayrene Erickson, and Civitan President Dorothy Baker. Civitan is a nonprofit that supports worthy causes. For more information TURN TO WHO’S NEWS ON B11



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able at the center to complete as comprehensive a psychological diagnostic assessment as we believe is needed for treatment of children at this high level of care. “Psychological testing and academic testing are sometimes available through school referrals to the center, but may not be complete or current to address the severity of concerns leading to residential placement,” she said. “We were very impressed with the work that the San Diego Center for Children does for children county-wide,” said CEO of The Rose Foundation, Dixie Newman, after a recent tour of the center. “We feel fortunate that we are able to

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Banda. In pool play Manchester bested the Vaqueros 5-1 and then lost to the same Kodiak team 0-2. Coaches Gus Del Medico and Bill Murphy led the team.

Given all of the coverage on the rising cost of a college education, one would think that parents had taken notice and devised a plan. The reality is that most parents haven't thought about how to fund this huge expense and many don't seem to address this elephant until it is sitting on top of them. For many families, how to correctly save, invest their money or fill out financial aid forms remains a mystery. The details of loans, grants, saving plans and even financial gifts are complicated and greatly affect your college cost. We recently went through the ordeal of sending a student off to college. My husband and I had saved for this expense and were surprised to see that what we had wasn't enough. College admission and cost has changed (a lot) since we were there. With the looming cost of college and the thought of draining our retirement or going into debt, we looked for someone to help us get a better understanding of our options. Fortunately, we have friends that had recently been in our shoes

and we asked for their guidance. Our friends sent us to a free workshop hosted by College Planning Source. I couldn't believe the wealth of knowledge that we received at this workshop. Michelle Mai (founder of CPS) covered everything from college planning myths, mistakes, what questions to ask colleges, types of aid and most importantly to us, how to cover this cost without sabotaging our financial future. After attending we were offered a one hour, no obligation, free consultation were we sat down and addressed our specific situation, needs and subsequent fears of sending our child off to school. After signing up with CPS, Michelle and her team helped my husband and I understand the process of funding this expense and gave us a much needed reality check on our options and the debt that we could afford. Aside from helping us understand this process; the CPS counselors worked with our son and encouraged him to stay on top of his grades and test scores. College is increasingly competitive and our son was also offered a reality check of

sorts. The CPS team helped him find his “best fit” college and assisted him in “profiling” the life that he wanted after school and what it would take to achieve that. For the first time since we started this process, we feel confident that we are on track and making the right decisions. The only regret we have is not reaching out for help sooner. It is never too soon to start to plan and save for this expense. College Planning Source can provide you with the tools to create the best blue print for your family. CPS has four free workshops coming up this summer; Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Carmel Mountain Library (10:30am-11:45am), Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Carmel Valley Library (10:30am-11:45am), Saturday, August 6, at Carmel Mountain Library (10:30am11:45am) and Saturday August 13, 2011 at Carmel Valley Library (10:30am-11:45am) There are a limited number of seats; you can register by visiting their website at www.collegeplanningsource.com or by calling 858-676-0700.



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Four suspects arrested in connection with double homicide By Shelli DeRobertis

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Synchro swimmers earn trip to nationals Twenty members of San Dieguito Synchro headed to the U.S. Age Group National Synchronized Swimming Championships in Washington in June. The girls earned their berth with an impressive showing at the Southern California Regional Championships in La Mirada May 21.

Competing against the top synchronized swim clubs from Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Diego, the San Dieguito Synchro’s 13- to 15-year-olds team and the11- and 12-yearold teams took silver medals. The 16- and 17-year-old team earned a silver medal as well, along with the club’s 16-

to 17-year team soloist, Cora Kohn of Carmel Valley. This will be the third trip to the national championships for the local club, which was founded just seven years ago and now has more than 70 swimmers. “The girls set their sights on the national championships last fall and

they’ve been working very hard all year toward that goal” said Head coach Barbara Strenk. “I am very proud of their accomplishments.” San Dieguito Synchro will hold synchro summer camp again this year. Swimmers interested in trying this sport are invited to

attend the club’s Introduction to Synchronized Swimming Camp, held Aug. 9 through Aug. 12 at Cathedral Catholic High School. For information about the camp and synchro programs, visit sdsynchro.org or contact Barbara Strenk at (760) 633-3034.

Read all about Carlsbad’s Daily News Café DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate One of the great things about writing this column is that it gives me the opportunity to sample such a wide variety of eating establishments in North County. I personally need that mix to keep things real and not become a food snob, where everything I eat must meet some foodie criteria. The Daily News Café, in the heart of downtown Carlsbad, is one of those casual eateries to stop in for breakfast or lunch to get a good solid meal at a reasonable price. The breakfast and lunch crowd at the cafe is made up of a refreshing mix of just about every demographic. There are seniors, local worker bees, night shift restaurant workers just getting up and tourists coming up from the beach. It’s a bustling place for sure, with a nice outside patio and indoor dining area that always seems full. It’s a great place to go

with a couple of newspapers and some time on your hands while enjoying a leisurely meal. As much as I’ve become immersed in the digital age, there is something soothing about taking a step back, slowing down and actually reading a newspaper over a solid meal at a place like the Daily News Café, and what an appropriately named place at that. Breakfast is served all day and they have a full selection of what they call “Omnipotent Omelettes.” I guess that’s referring to the quantity of the portions. Huevos Rancheros are an option, along with a breakfast burrito and eggs Benedict. Our server said the homemade cinnamon bread French toast was their signature breakfast item, and I already have a return trip planned to give that it try. Biscuits with country gravy are another hearty option and on the other end of the manly scale is a nice selection of crepes that comes with an enticing option of red potatoes. So, yes, they have just about every breakfast option covered here, and the only dish over $10 is the crab and shrimp crepes at $10.95.

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The lunch options are almost overwhelming. Including specials, I counted over 40 dishes available. There is a chicken sandwich section, belly bomb burgers, south of the menu, serious salads and sandwich heaven. It all looked good except I’m not sure referring to the burgers as belly bombers is an enticing choice of menu copy. That’s just the marketing guy in me nitpicking, though. They really are all over the map, providing something for everyone on the lunch

menu. I don’t know how I missed the lobster roll, but I’m now very curious to see if they can pull that off. I started with a solid cup of New England clam chowder, and then went for one of the daily specials — a grilled Rueben. I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur of Rueben’s, having grown up around some serious delis. The Daily News Café version did not disappoint. It was a perfect mix of lean corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese and Thousand

Island dressing served on grilled rye bread. This really is sandwich perfection and they nailed it. It came with a choice of sides and I went with the pasta salad. There is a lot of lobster, crab and shrimp on the menu with the mermaid salad and a sandwich version of that as well. The mermaid salad is the priciest dish on the lunch menu at $12.95. Everything else on the lunch menu is under $10.There is a full kid’s portion of the menu all priced below $4. What a great way to appeal to people with kids. The Daily News Café has something for just about everyone on their menu which makes it a great place to consider when you are looking for a place to please everyone in a large group. I have lunch meetings in Carlsbad on a regular basis and have found my new go-to lunch spot. I’ll be trying the breakfast, soon. For more information, visit dailynewscafe.com. David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at david@artichoke-creative.com.

A fourth suspect was arrested June 23 in connection with the double homicide of two teenagers last month at Libby Lake Park. Tyrone Blackmon, 29, was arrested during a probation search at a Sun City residence and charged with being an accessory to murder with a gang allegation, according to police. Oceanside detectives, SWAT team and a San Diego County fugitive task force conducted an early morning probation search at two Riverside County homes as part of the investigation. Blackmon was at the home of Savalia McKnight, also a documented gang member, at the 27000 block of Spring Meadow Court in Sun City. McKnight was also taken into custody for parole violation after authorities found ammunition in the home, according to acting Capt. Leonard Mata, of the Oceanside Police Department. Oceanside SWAT also served a search warrant June 23 at the 38000 block of Clearbrook Drive in Murrieta, at which time Eric Allen was arrested for being a convicted felon and having possession of a firearm and ammunition and a gang allegation, Mata said. The two teenagers, TURN TO SHOOTING ON B15

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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. Participants are asked to bring plain paper or sketchpads, number two pencils or colored pencils. Luisi is an accomplished artist, having spent years studying master paintings and creating murals for hospitals and resorts across the country. Space is limited to the first 10 to register by calling (858) 756-3041. For more information, call Luisi at (760) 944-7809, or visit lindaluisi.com.



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Remembering Will Norton and finding joy in the Ranch

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MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch June gloom seems to be lifting and there have been sunny skies here in Rancho Santa Fe, which has me pondering a story I can’t seem to forget. Do you remember the devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., at the end of May? If you do, then I’m sure you’ve heard of Will Norton. He was the 18-year-old high school student that had just graduated less than an hour before his life was tragically cut short on his way home after the ceremony. While the rest of us here and in the other parts of the country may complain about the imperfect skies, the residents in Joplin are trying to rebuild their lives. We’re talking about grieving over loved ones, while losing your home, your car and your place of work. Can you imag- WILL NORTON ine? If you have a moment, I encourage you to check out Will’s facebook page at facebook.com/FindWillNorton. Will Norton looked like one of the happiest, enthusiastic individuals I’ve ever seen photographed.The one thing is for sure, while he was alive, he was smiling from his soul. Let’s hope we can try and take advantage of each day we are given, and count our many blessings. Let us remember that smile on Will Norton’s face, and let it help to remind us to find the joy in our own lives — just like the joy found in many of the photographs posted on his memorial page. My prayers are with the Joplin residents, and Will Norton’s family.

Around town

On June 11,The Rancho Santa Fe Majors Yankees team played in the Coast Cities Tournament against the Encinitas Padres.You wouldn’t know it from the smile on these Yankee players — Patrick, Matthew, and Raul, Jackson — that they had just lost the game 6-

7 — as evidenced by this photograph taken after the game. Why the smiles? After playing an average season, this team recovered and played competitively in the tournament, making it three games before losing that day. Congrats to these boys for coming back, finding spirit and trying their best in the CCT. The Yankees didn’t win that day, but they definitely finished well! On June 12, The San Diego Polo Club held their opening day bash. One of my favorite residents in the Ranch, Elaine Gallagher, celebrated in style with family and friends. She was kind enough to share this gorgeous photo of her with Kathy Herington, standing in front of just one of the many Ferraris on display. Polo ponies and red Ferraris — that sounds like a scene right out of “Pretty Woman,” but happening right here in our own neighborhood! If you want to share in the glamour and enjoy polo events, check out sandiegopolo.com for this year’s schedule. Thanks Elaine for keeping me in the social loop. On June 13,The AAA Del Mar Scrappers made it to the final four in the Coast Cities Tournament! Featured here are two of the Scrappers players, Holden MacDonald, and Grayson Le Rose. These boys had an amazing season and are definitely champions for doing so well in the tournament and for having an excellent season. Thank you Meredith for sharing this photo in this issue! Congrats on a wonderful year in baseball. For inquiring minds that may want to know, Holden is the grandson of Ranch resident Violet MacDonald. On June 15, The Rancho Santa Fe White Sox Majors team won the Coast Cities Tournament against the Encinitas LL Reds team. Featured here is a photo of the White Sox. Thank you, to Jason Barry for allowing me to share this wonderful photo in the paper for all of the residents to see. How exciting that the Rancho Santa Fe Majors won the Coast Cities Tournament.To see more of these photos and find out which players made the All Star Team, check out the facebook.com/pages/Rancho-Little-League link. The next day, more exciting news hap-

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pened in baseball. The Rancho Penasquitos Pony league Marlins team won their championship game. Ranch resident Matthew Sorge actually competed in two leagues this year, while having two games a day! Wow, now that’s what I call All-Star Commitment. Congrats to all of the Marlins for winning their championship game. As a little league mom, I had to share these victories and updates for all of the residents and families to see. A big thanks to all of the coaches in these leagues for taking time out of your schedule to help make this season a memorable one for all of the players. On June 17, Cheryl Wilcox, R. Roger Rowe’s head secretary, worked her last day of school in the Rancho Santa Fe School District. After 18 years, Cheryl is retiring. I will be sad to see her go. Cheryl has always been a tremendous help to me if I ever needed any information, or needed help with something. Thank CHERYL WILCOX

you Cheryl for being so wonderful always, and I hope you enjoy your retirement. I am sure many will miss you. On June 20, The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary inducted Bill Chenoweth as a new member of the organization. He is featured here in the column with Katie Hawkes and Patrick Galvin.Thank you, for sharing the photo. I’m sure you know that the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary is an amazing organization that helps out many, many different charities through their tireless efforts.

Spice up your summer

How? With tango lessons in Temecula! The mystery of tango will be revealed in classes every Friday at 6:15 p.m. at 41760 Rider Way. Please, check out their Web page before coming:tangocaminito.com/TemeculaDanceLessons .html. If you have a fun event you would like Machel Penn to cover, contact her at mpenn@coastnewsgroup.com.

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existing AVA’s, as evidenced by the opening of some 10 public wine tasting rooms where there were nearly none allowed earlier, mostly in the Ramona Valley of San Diego County. The following are standout wines that I have tasted and awarded an “excellent” rating to based on flavor, complexity and price pointto-value. The top ten are not ranked, but are listed alphabetically. Prices shown can vary and are what I have noted on websites and retail shops. — Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2005. $15: a classic Cabernet from this Carneros District winery, with grapes from three vineyards in Atlas Peak and Oakville. Visit artesawinery.com. — Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz, Australia, 2007. $18. A

French style red with a touch of Cabernet and Grenache to add to the Shiraz body for an old world flavor medley: Australia’s Producer of the Year award winner. Visit banfivintners.com. — Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett, Mosel Germany, 2009. $15: world-renowned maker of racy, mineral-driven Riesling from the steep, slate slopes of the Mosel River that is crisp, with a slight sweetness on the palate. V i s i t drloosen.com/drloosen.com. — Fontodi Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy, 2006. $26: pure 100 percent Sangiovese legacy grapes. 12 months aging in small French barriques. Great benchmark for all that is lovely in Tuscany. Visit fontodi.com. — Marilyn Remarke Grenache, Monterey, Calif., 2008. $45: meticulous re-creation of Rhone-style Grenache and a revelation of old world southof-France vibrancy. Visit remarkewines.com. — Niner Twisted Spur, Paso Robles, Calif., 2007. $25: wine maker Amanda Cramer brought out the best of the vineyard in this all-estate blend of mostly Merlot, supported by Cab Franc, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Visit ninerwine.com. — Pedroncelli Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel, Sonoma, Calif., 2009. $20: remarkable Dry Creek Valley Zin from prized 20-acre family related vineyard for over 50 years. Captures the essence of “California’s grape,” and takes it to a new level.Visit pedroncelli.com. — Solis Winery Merlot Reserve, Santa Clara Valley, Calif., 2008. $40: rich Italian family tradition from the ‘20s has brought Solis L.A. International Gold, and acclaim to this velvet-lined, regal tasting wine. Visit soliswinery.com. — Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Ore., 2008. $39: world-class Pinot from the new world’s authentic footprint of Burgundy, France, the birthplace of Pinot Noir. Its certified organic farming was the first in the U.S. Visit

sokolblosser.com. — South Coast Winery Sangiovese, Wild Horse Peak, Temecula, Calif., 2006. $34. 100 percent oldworld style Sangiovese in French barrels especially designed for this varietal. I offer a sweeping pedigree of high praise for this best-ofclass; it’s a triumph for veteran wine maker Jon McPherson. Visit wineresort.

Wine Bytes

— Falkner Winery in Temecula celebrates its 11th anniversary July 2 through July 4. Free Jazz concerts from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, hourly raffle drawings, outdoor BBQs, tours and deep discount sales on top selling wines. All activities are from 11 to 5 p.m. Call (951) 676-8231 for details. — Bacchus Wine Market, in the Gaslamp District of San Diego, is having a Sparkling Wines and BIG Zinfandel Tasting July 1 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and July 2 from 2 to 8:30 p.m. $15 per person. Six tastings are promised. For more, call (619) 236-0005. — Tesoro Winery Old Town Tasting Room in Temecula is presenting the Two Of Us Plus One concert on July 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Contact phone is (951) 3080000. — Taste of Wine regretfully reports that one of the pioneers of the modern wine shop format in Carlsbad is closing its doors the end of June after some six years. Carlsbad Wine Merchants, led by Kathy Bankerd, was an honest, creative wine merchant, who fell victim to the bad economy. She will be missed. The shop has some big discounts on wine and accessories before closing. Call (760) 804-9994.

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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Carlsbad artist gaining international acclaim also compared me to Claude Lorrain and other 17th and 18th century European and Renaissance artists.” During her studies at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Chapman remembers sitting in front of the Old Master’s paintings and sometimes studying them for hours. “I wanted to challenge myself to get as close as I could to the original painting,” she said. Chapman perfected her gift over the years and today her portraits command $6,000 to $25,000. Her scope of work includes oil paintings, some as large as 6-feetby-8-feet, and murals, too. Her original “Masterpiece Collection” of hand-painted pillows and shades have been showcased in the books “The French Connection” and THE UNEXPECTED B<,(&'32")(:E&@:&&'())$*("&+,-./-);&B>$#,&/: “Inspirations from France 6-)1%0-.(%4& F& ,-G(& -)& $1(-& 5,-#& F& 5-)#& 5,()& F& %#-"#4& -)1& $#& -65-:% and Italy” written by best@(03/(%& %3/(#,$)8& (6%(4E& +,-./-)& %-$1;& BH%2-66:4& /:& @(%#& .-$)#$)8% selling author and designer -"(& 2)(I.(0#(1& *"3/& /:& $/-8$)-#$3);E& & Photo courtesy of Jennifer Betty Lou Phillips. By Lillian Cox

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renowned golf artist Loyal H. Chapman, best known for his “Infamous Golf Holes” series. “My dad was my best teacher,” Chapman said. “He is a watercolorist who is into realism, which is very hard to do. People see a little Hudson River school influence in my work, and have


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Golf club hires pro to grow women’s programs The Grand Golf Club at The Grand Del Mar has named Kristen Muranyi as its new assistant golf professional. Muranyi will focus her attentions on creating and expanding the club’s growing women members, said Shawn G. Cox, the club’s director of golf. “As the numbers of female golfers continue to grow we plan to place a bigger emphasis on golf programs and instruction for women,” Cox said. “Kristen is a highly credentialed golf professional and the ideal candidate to work with us as we move forward to accomplish this goal.” Muranyi is a graduate of Beloit College with a bachelor’s degree in economics, management and mathematics. She is a Titleist Performance Institute Level-1 instructor and has previously worked as assistant golf professional/instructor at the Bishops Bay Country Club in Middleton, Wisc. Muranyi was also the varsity girl’s golf coach at Monona Girls High School in Monona,

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Wisc. The Grand Golf Club offers a championship-caliber, Tom Fazio-designed 18hole private golf course situated in coastal North County. The course runs along the AAA Five Diamond retreat of The Grand Del Mar. For reservations, call, toll free, (877) 814-8472; or book online at thegranddelmar.com.

“Jennifer Chapman’s original paintings on leather morphed into salon pillows pay homage to France and Italy with their magnificence,” Phillips said. “Without question, I am delighted that her accomplishments wound their way into my design books. Indeed, befitting an admired artist, Jennifer Chapman channels historical references true to the period into her work.” Chapman’s subjects are usually landscapes and portraits, often of contemporary women dressed as 18th century queens. “I love the fine detailing, designing the jewelry and gowns and adding personal touches requested by the client,” she said. “I had one client who asked that I add her daughter’s soccer ball to a 18th century portrait of her. I enjoyed her wanting to ‘mix it up.’ It was a good call, fun.” One of Chapman’s best works is titled, “The English Vale.” “With my landscapes, I have an idea what I want when I start, and it always becomes something else,” she said. “I run with it. Usually, my best paintings are unexpected from my imagination.” Many of her paintings, such as “The Journey” and “Nicole’s Sanctuary,” are available in limited edition prints, signed and numbered. Prices range from $250 to $650. Chapman also derives great pleasure in creating animal portraits for her clients. “I usually take a favorite photo and embellish it in an

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more than three. “My approach to teaching is that if you want to paint like me, then I have to teach you to copy me using the same brushes, paints and canvas,” she said. “After eight weeks my students leave with their own masterpiece in hand. It’s a very exciting process.” To view more work from Chapman’s gallery, visit jenniferchapmandesign.com.

Swimmer meets his rescuers, offers gratitude By Lillian Cox

Jackson Hawkins knows the pressures of competitive swimming, but nothing in his young life could compare to the case of nerves he had June 27 when he met the two girls who saved his life Memorial Day weekend. Jackson, who lives in Las Vegas, was at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine for a swim competition May 28 when he was challenged by friends to swim 75meters underwater. Annie Driscoll, who was awaiting her own meet, noticed Jackson lying lifeless at the bottom of the pool. She plunged beneath the water to get a closer look and saw bubbles coming from his mouth.Without thinking of her own safety, Annie, a slightly built 15-year-old, lifted the head of the 6 feet 4 inches, 192 pounds Jackson above the water where she was assisted by Maddi Uehelbor who had already notified a lifeguard that something was terribly wrong. On June 27 a ceremony was held at the Boys and Girls Club of Solana Beach, where the girls compete on the Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team, to honor their heroism. Jackson traveled to Solana Beach for the event from a com-

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petition earlier in the day at the same aquatics center in Irvine where the incident occurred a few weeks earlier. “I was really nervous coming to this pool and meeting the girls who saved my life,” he said. “I said to myself, ‘don’t mess up.’” Jackson was gracious as kids stood in line along the swimming pool to shake his hand and wish him well. The tall, athletic swimmer said there was nothing embarrassing about being saved by two

girls. “I’m awestruck,” he said. “It was amazing how they lifted 192 pounds out of 10 feet of water.” He reported that his doctor estimated that he had held his breath during the race for 1:30 minutes before losing consciousness. “I think it might have been 1:50 minutes,” he added. “Annie pulled me up right away.She didn’t come up for air first to get the lifeguard. If she had, it would have been over. I would have been dead or had

irreversible brain damage.” Jackson said the incident changed his life. He offers this advice to other kids. “Don’t do stupid things that put your life at risk,” he said. “My mom gets annoyed now because I’ll say, ‘Hey, slow down! Don’t drive so fast. I’m watching you.’” Jackson’s mother, Nicole Hawkins, was also at the ceremony. “Going through the process of thinking I could lose Jackson, then having him celebrate his 16th birthday a few days later was very overwhelming,” she said. “I believe it was the hand of God that allowed it (the incident) to play out all right.” Both girls are entering 10th grade later this summer, Annie at Carlsbad High and Maddi at La Costa Canyon High. Maddi says the incident changed her life, too. “It’s made me more aware of my surroundings and aquatic safety,” she said. “You never think it’s going to happen, but it’s good to pay attention.” Jackson says he plans to stay in touch with his lifesavers when he returns to Las Vegas. “I have Annie on Facebook,” he said. “We weren’t friends before. I think we are now.”



was published in 2004 but is a timeless book on the art and science of classical singing. It would be a special treat for anyone who sings at all or loves opera, but even I, who strains to even hum well, found it a fascinating glimpse into that world. I also really enjoyed “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” by former ABC political journalist Gayle



area, with the best schools, with the best golf course community, and they want a family home, there’s not many choices, especially if they’re looking for this type of quality,” he said. Boone’s baseball career



a successful business first hand. Prior to his academic career, Cunningham, 51, founded Cunningham Graphics International (CGI) in 1989 and took the company public in 1998 on the NASDAQ stock exchange. By the time Cunningham sold CGI to



Center for Children provides a caring, safe environment for children who have experienced great suffering in their life at such young ages,” Newman said. The Rose Foundation completed a challenged

Tzemach Lemmon. I have read other novels about women in the war-torn and turbulent Middle East, but this true account of how the women of Afghanistan, and particularly one group of five sisters, survived the frequent and extraordinary changes in their world, is amazing. About halfway through the book, I was sorely tempted to woman run outside in my bathing suit and shout, “God bless America.” Read it and you’ll lasted 14 seasons, spending the majority of his time with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, including one season with the San Diego Padres in 2000. Boone retired from baseball in 2006. He earned multiple awards, including two MVPs with Seattle and was a threetime all-star. Automatic Data Processing in 2000, it had operations in five countries and employed 1,500 people. He moved to Rancho Santa Fe in 2000 so he could spend more time with his family. “As any business person will attest that growing a business you don’t spend a lot of time at home, so when you retire at 40, you can spend meaningful, quality time with your kids. That grant made in April from Takeda San Diego and the combined gifts will now allow the San Diego Center for Children to deliver the advanced diagnostic testing for the next three years. “Matching the Takeda grant was something of great interest,” said Newman. “The Rose Foundation likes to

Union Bank from Wells Fargo. CONTINUED FROM B4 Lovett joins Union Bank with 17 years of expecall (760) 758-2769. rience in the banking indusUnion Bank expands try. Most recently, he was a COAST CITIES — residential mortgage conUnion Bank announced that sultant at Wells Fargo. Mark Lovec, of Encinitas, and Eric Lovett, of Vista, Donor honored VISTA — The Boys & have joined the bank’s retail Consumer Lending Girls Club of Vista honored group as mortgage consult- Art Barter, of Datron World ants. In two newly created Communications, Inc. and of Servant positions, Lovec and Lovett founder are responsible for assisting Leadership Institute, with customers with their per- the From the Heart award sonal mortgage needs and at its Diamond Ball in May. World loan originations in the Datron Communications is a longgreater San Diego area. With eight years of time supporter of the Boys experience in the mortgage & Girls Club of Vista. industry, Lovec joined




opportunities to practice the Grauer philosophy of resourcefulness, compassion and humanitarian service, as well as broaden students’ education, Grauer explained. Students have the opportunity of processing “big life” questions with kids from other cultures and participating in ecological missions including building houses and schools. A product of one such trip was “Portraits of California,” an exhibit at Lindbergh Field in April



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and May. The exhibit showcased the work of 11 student photographers from The Grauer School who documented one of their trips along the California coastline. Stuart Grauer will be going on the road this summer and fall for a sabbatical. He said he will attempt to study “real teachers.” His first stop will be Fort Yates, N.D. Aug. 5 where he’ll participate in the Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run with riders that include Red Cloud High School teacher Roger White Eyes. “I want to reignite what

understand. The two treats I am saving for serious summer brain candy are “The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit,” by Jill Connor Browne, and “Life’s a Beach” by Claire Cook. These are both on my slick new e-book reader. My husband got tired of my indecision as to which brand to buy and simply brought me one home. I’m not telling what brand until I finish figuring Boone is the third generation of a baseball family, which includes his grandfather Ray and father Bob. Brett’s brother Aaron also played 12 seasons in the major leagues before retiring. Barry Estates, Inc. was founded by Daniel and Catherine Barry in 1990 and

out how to use it properly, but it does have its charms. In closing, I will just say I am not ready to give up my dogeared, sandy paperbacks yet, but there may be room for both in my life. Now get out of here and leave me alone. I have things to read. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who will take her words served any and every way possible. Contact her at jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com.

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Drive near Coast Highway 101 (who asked to not be identified) said that she gets a little worried sometimes when she drives to her house late at night because of the activity that takes place on her dead-end street that is located behind a bar. Another resident on the same street also said she has seen people fish-tailing out of the bar and that it’s common for people to hang out in the open field after the bar closes, hopping residential fences and littering. She was glad to hear that CET plans to target the area. Bobby Virk, owner of a 7Eleven on D Street and Coast Highway 101, called the sheriff’s department after encountering a disruptive customer who refused to leave the store. “He was drunk,” said Virk. “We don’t serve alcohol to people like that. That guy was screaming at everybody that walked by. He’s representing my business in the worst possible way,” he said. Virk said the sheriff’s department is communicating daily with him, as part of the summer patrol program. “It’s working,” he said. Virk said that in the past when there was an issue with a customer and the police were called, the customer would already be gone or hiding by the time authorities arrived. “Now the response time is better and they actually park and patrol the lots,” he said. “They’re patrolling and walking the alleys, which have historically been a problem for us.” Captain Sherri Sarro said in a release that the summer campaign was not expected to generate overtime hours its for deputies.

Encinitas. Stubkjaer said that if deputies see someone leaving a cell phone or other valuable device in their car, they will alert them on the possibility of thieves. This year’s program is also implementing Sheriff Bill Gore’s Intelligence Led Policing model in which crime analysts seek out crime trend was very important to me,” them. areas, and pass along those hot he said. “It has a lot to do with spots to the team. His son, Michael, 23, their mother, Ellie, and the Stubkjaer said that if vehigraduated from New York quality of education we have cle burglaries were identified University and his daughter in Rancho Santa Fe and the in a certain area, then the Christine, 22, just graduated whole area,” he said. coastal team might dress in from Stanford. His daughter Cunningham said he plain clothes and saturate that Tress, 17, is entering New has committed to five years area. York University in the fall in his new position. He is Deputy Matt Carpenter is after having graduated from succeeding Gail Naughton, one of the CET deputies who Torrey Pines High School. who has been the dean for patrolled the beach areas June All are products of the the past nine years. He said 17. R. Roger Rowe School in she caught the bug and is “We already know where Rancho Santa Fe, he said. He resigning to open her own the problems are going to be,” said he is very proud of business. he said. They are Coast Highway101 and D, and D and leverage other donations to for Children helps children 2nd Streets, he explained. Carpenter said a lot of maximize the available fund- thrive whose trauma, abuse tourists could be in those areas ing.” or mental health challenges and the goal is to stop the The Rose Foundation is is delaying their school or the family foundation of community success. crimes before they happen. He Martin and Pamela Wygod. Additional information has contacted about 10 business owners so far in the generThe Foundation focuses on about the San Diego Center al hot spot areas. underserved women and for Children and all of its “We park our cars and get children and is located in programs is available out and talk to people; listen, Rancho Santa Fe. through its website, centerstore it in our minds and deal The San Diego Center forchildren.org. with it,” Carpenter said. He added that the backsides of some businesses face Visit kidville.com/carlsSMU honors an alley, and the alleyway COAST CITIES ˛— bad/explore/classes-andbecomes a hangout where peoprograms. Southern Methodist ple drink or do drugs. University named Megan “We’re really hitting the A wine time Grosse, of Carlsbad, and alleyways hard. We want peoSAN MARCOS — Alexandra Zirpolo, of ple and their kids to be able to North County Wine Encinitas, to its undergradwalk and not step on a hypoderuate honor roll for the fall Company owners Jim and mic needle or get bothered by Bill Tobin celebrate their 2010 semester. intoxicated people. We want first year in business with them to be able to enjoy themevents July 29 through July Summer tot classes selves,” he said. CARLSBAD — Kidville 31 at 1099 W. San Marcos He said that since the Blvd. There will be a ribbonCarlsbad, a learning and summer enforcement camdevelopment facility for cutting at 3 p.m. July 29, paign began, they have already toasted with champagne. children as young as 18 arrested some people in the months, at 6955 El Camino From 4 to 9 p.m. will be alley for violating parole. wine tasting for $15 per perReal, Suite 101, offers sumHe said that some busimer programs, early enrich- son, featuring light appetiznesses close early in the ers and seven wines. ment camps and classes for evening, and when owners the summer. It offers two Saturday and Sunday will return some of the problems offer wines for 50 cents a weeks of camp for free with they have reported is finding taste, plus raffles, free barthe purchase of a class for that people have defecated on becue and live music. the fall semester. the side of the building, broken 1x2 is newspaper talk for a one column by 2” ad. Too small to be effective? a window or left a pile of cigaYou’re reading this aren’t you? rette butts. Call 760-436-9737 for more info. it means to be a teacher,” became teachers. I am lookA resident on Edgeburt Grauer said. “It’s the noblest ing for people who somehow profession and is not being see the good, not just in kids, ‘nobled’ in the mainstream but in all creation. I want kid , whisperers, not judges,” he right now. “Rembrandt, Einstein, said. For more information, Jesus and Buddha — after Heroin, Alcoholism such time as they made a call (760) 944-6777 or visit major contribution, they grauerschool.com.


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