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Fourth of July celebration, Ranch-style By Patty McCormac
RANCHO SANTA FE — One of the most fun things about the annual Rancho Santa Fe July 4 Parade is that organizers never know who is going to show up and what they will be entering. “I love the organized chaos of it all,” said Shannon Mountain, one of the organizers of the parade who works for the Association. “There
are no rules or limitations. You never know how many people are going to show up, how many cars there will be, how many kids; how many bikes, how many horses. It’s just everybody come as you are. Every year it just keeps getting bigger and better.” For the 30th year, this little parade has marched through the Village of Rancho Santa Fe in celebration of the
country’s birthday. It’s an occasion where just about everyone and their dog — yes their dog, many in costume — turn out to join the celebration. This year’s grand marshal was Gordy Bartow, one of the organizers of the original parade. He and his wife Sue, dressed in World War II circa Army uniforms, rode in Gordy’s Jeep from that era.
“I think he wanted to be Grand Marshal just to have his Jeep in the parade,” teased Sue. But on a more serious note, Gordy said he was honored to be chosen for the position. Many people arrived early to stake out prime spots on the grassy area on Avenida TURN TO FOURTH ON A11
Landscape crew applauded for their work By Patty McCormac
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Landscape Crew was recognized for its hard work all year long at the July 7 meeting of the Association. They were introduced individually and earned a round of applause for their fine job in keeping Association grounds gorgeous. “It’s always an honor to work with this group. They give 110 percent every day,” GREEN THUMBS UP $EG+"?D<E:+#?D>?+FG+9?DNJ<?MG+'IGO+G?IDJ+IG<:HDK>K:D+CI:P+>EG+-JJ:<K?>K:D TURN TO LANDSCAPE ON A12
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RANCHO SANTA FE — The new R. Roger Rowe School will finally get comfortable chairs for its Performing Arts Center. The board of trustees voted unanimously at its July 7 meeting to fund 350 cushioned chairs with arm rests at a cost of no more than $28,404.38. Staff and administration have had the opportunity to test several chairs, which have been outside the office of Superintendent Lindy Delaney for the past few months. The most popular will be purchased. Also approved for purchase were bookcases and classroom cubbies and tables not to exceed $15,000. Although there are no students at the school during the summer, planning for the next school year keeps staff and administration busy. There are carpets to be shampooed, fire extinguishers to be recharged, paint to be touched up and staff to be hired. Delaney said she is looking for drama, art and music teachers for the new school year. Still, with all the activity, Delaney said it seems more quiet this year. “Maybe it’s because we are not moving,”she said with a laugh referring to last summer when the construction project on the new school went into high gear and everyone and everything in its way had to yield. The day school was out last year, everything had to be emptied out of several temporary classrooms and some classrooms in existing buildings, keeping staff busy, keeping up with the pace of construction. This summer there are some residual issues from the construction process with which to deal,such as some outdoor stairs that should have arrived galvanized before TURN TO SCHOOL ON A6
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On May 21, Jesse Robinson either established or tied the unofficial world record for unluckiest underage drinker of all time when he was booked into the Hamilton County, Ohio, jail for underage consumption. According to booking records, Robinson’s date of birth is May 22, 1990.
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• “Common sense lost its voice on this one,” concluded a Wethersfield, Conn., city councilman, lamenting the local school board’s having spent at least $630,000 to “resolve” an ethics complaint against the board’s chairwoman — all because her son had improperly taken a $400 high school course for free. The town’s ethics board conducted more than 60 hours of hearings over 11 months, incurring $407,000 in legal expenses, and finally voted, 3-2, to uphold the complaint. (However, the ethics board ordered only that the chairwoman reimburse the $400; the school board then voted to pay all her legal expenses.) • “Science does not trump the testimony of individuals,” said Detroit prosecutor Marilyn Eisenbraun, explaining her office’s decision in April to disregard DNA evidence that the University of Michigan’s Innocence Clinic said exonerates Karl Vinson, 56, who has spent 25 years in prison for rape. Despite the science, Eisenbraun said she had to stick with eyewitness identification by the victim. Although Vinson has been eligible for release for 15 years, the Parole Board keeps turning him down — because he refuses to acknowledge guilt. (Update: In July, the Michigan Court of Appeals declined to order either Vinson’s release or a new trial, but did grant him an extraordinary right to appeal, based on the new evidence.) • In June, as five young men gathered around the Mount Tabor Reservoir near Portland, Ore., one urinated in it, thus “contaminating” the 7.2 million gallons that serve the city, and, said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff, necessitating that the entire supply be dumped. Under questioning by the weekly Portland Mercury whether the water is also dumped when an animal urinates in it (or worse, dies in it), Shaff replied, certainly not. “If we did that, we’d be (dumping the water) all the time.” Well, asked the reporter, what’s the difference? Because, said Shaff (sounding confident of his logic), “Do you want to be drinking someone’s pee?” • A 53-year-old man committed suicide in May by wading into San Francisco Bay, 150 yards offshore, and TURN TO ODD FILES ON A6
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JULY 15, 2011
RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe resident Kristen Hudson received her Doctor of Medicine degree in from the School of Medicine of Emory University at the 166th commencement in May. Hudson is the daughter of Robert Kyle Burgess and Janet Louise Burgess. Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Bryce Lewis, a Rancho Santa Fe resident and student was named to the Southern Methodist University undergraduate honor roll for his spring 2011
RSF woman shines in quarterfinals RANCHO SANTA FE — Gabriella De Simone of Rancho Santa Fe, was among the qualifiers in the singles quarterfinals of the Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center Opportunity Tournament at The Laguna Niguel Racquet Club July 8. In the quarterfinals, De Simone (4) defeated Joanna Smith of Laguna Niguel, 6-2, 6-2. The tournament winner will receive a wild card into the qualifying draw of the Mercury Insurance Open, which begins July 30 at The La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad.
Celebration aims to buy new hospital equipment RANCHO SANTA FE — Fashion and wines will be at the forefront during the Circle of Life 100 Celebration Sept. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe. The event proceeds will help fund the purchase of advanced digital mammography technology for women’s health services at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and to learn more about the Wine, Women & Shoes event, contact Lindsay Petersen, special events manager, at (858) 6786349. Circle of Life 100 is a service organization that advocates for health education and philanthropy in support of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.
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semester. Being named to the honor roll is a high distinction, which includes students in the top five percentile. 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. Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., named Kathryn Dickson to the Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester. Dickson is the daughter of Terri and Steven Dickson of Rancho Santa Fe. To earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s, a student must achieve a grade point aver-
age of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C. Cornell University announced the graduation of Rancho Santa Fe resident Jon Haahr, who earned an Artium Baccalarius degree in Arts and Sciences in May. Mary Dohoney and Veronica Atkinson have earned placements on Gonzaga Univeristy’s Dean’s List. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed. Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students.
Coffee shop launches campaign for troops The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has launched this year’s campaign to donate money to The Fisher House Foundation and bags of coffee to active duty U.S. soldiers serving abroad. The coffee and tea retailer announced its fifth annual Support from Home campaign in stores now through Sept. 12. Last year’s Support from Home campaign resulted in 1.7 million cups of coffee or 65,336 bags of coffee and a $95,000 contribution to The Fisher House Foundation which provides resources to support injured veterans and their families. Customers may also
donate any retail item including coffee, tea and accessories to the troops. The delivery of the coffee and products to overseas troops is facilitated through a nonprofit organization called Soldiers’ Angels, which coordinates the delivery of donated goods to U.S. armed Forces deployed around the world. For more information, on the Fisher House Foundation, visit fisherhouse.org. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has locations at 12730 Carmel Country Road, Suite 100; 2689 Via De La Valle, Suite E in Del Mar and 1935 Calle Barcelona in La Costa.
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JULY 15, 2011
How Cardiff residents saved the town Oh, that Mitt Romney As Cardiff-by-the-Sea turns 100 it’s worth remembering that the Cardiff that is, almost wasn’t. Cardiff is the result of “small town zoning.” Commercial buildings in the six-block district can only cover 30 to 40 percent of the lot and have a two-story height limit. Setbacks keep the streets wide and views protected. The zoning prevents high density, mixed use development and preserves a small “beach town” identity. From 1999 to 2010, Encinitas wrote a new zoning document called “The Cardiff Specific Plan.” During this time Cardiff came under attack from developers who wanted City Council to give them new property rights to increase building size by 200 percent and mixed use zoning. Cardiff would have tripled in size. Residents wanted zoning that would protect the Cardiff they loved. During the writing of the Cardiff Specific Plan, City Council told citizens they wanted public input, but to many residents it didn’t seem that way. City staff did the opposite of what residents said they wanted. Some claimed city council members who had election campaigns financed by developers worked against the citizens. For instance, 131 residents attending a city conference led by the Rick Planning group in 2001 produced a report titled “A Vision for Cardiff,” that said, “The confer-
ANDREW AUDET Life, Liberty and Leadership ence did not favor increasing height limits,” and “current limitations should be strictly enforced, as should limitations on total square footage, lot coverage and setbacks.” But, after the city had paid them $100,000, the Steele Consulting group presented a draft of the Cardiff Specific Plan in 2007 that proposed rezoning Cardiff to the benefit of developers, allowing three-story buildings, 200 percent increases to density, mixed use, and zero setbacks that would create ocean view blocking street walls — the very things residents did not want. When the Steele draft met with resident disapproval, the council appointed the Cardiff Citizens Specific Plan Area Review Committee (CSPARC) to rewrite the Steele Draft. The council paid Mr. Peder Norby to lead the meetings and three city planners took notes. City staff prepared an analysis showing how the single story VG Donuts center would become a three-story mixed use building that would cover the lot with building and have underground parking. The
owner of the Post Office promoted his site as suitable for a three-story Walgreens. Residents fought back with presentations on the negative impact of mixed use on community identity. On Sept. 11, Sept. 18 and Oct. 2, 2007, the CSPARC committee held five votes on mixed use in the Cardiff Specific Plan and reached a consensus that mixed use would be limited to lots of 5,000 square feet and only on the east side of Newcastle Avenue. The votes were filmed by residents. One year later, Sept. 17, 2008, Mr. Norby told the Encinitas Planning Commission that the Citizens Committee did not reach consensus on mixed use, ignoring the five committee votes he had led. High density mixed use was put back in the plan and the hard work of the volunteer committee was almost undone. Later, the city staff that took notes told the City Council that, “Staff would like to emphasize the committee did not reach consensus on mixed use in the plan area.” Many said the fix was in. The Cardiff Specific Plan finally came before the council in 2010 for a vote. Some 20 speakers spoke. An Air Force Academy graduate told the council that the Constitution he swore to defend was a “Government of, for and by the TURN TO LIFE ON A10
and his flip-flopping By Donna Brazile
Winston Churchill once called a political opponent “the greatest living master of falling without hurting himself.” GOP presidential aspirant Mitt Romney has achieved a similar feat. He has flip-flopped more than once within a single week — breaking, or re-breaking, an ankle each time. If Romney’s performance wasn’t so comical and misleading, I’d almost pity him. Instead, I feel sorry for Republicans who have been disappointed by this crop of candidates. This group reminds me of a tweet from a young pro-democracy Egyptian I met recently while traveling through Israel and the West Bank: “Our candidates are disappointing us even before they’re elected.” Romney said recently of President Barack Obama, “He made the recession worse and the recovery more anemic.” Romney’s Republican audience ate up his statement. But shortly after spewing those words, he had to eat them. Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler reminded Romney that the National Bureau of Economic Research officially declared the recession over six months after Obama took office.
“This is a disaster,” Mark Miller, the Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader, said in February after Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget bill that would curtail the collective-bargaining powers of some public employees. Miller predicted catastrophe if the bill were to become law — a charge repeated thousands of times by his fellow Democrats, union officials and protesters in the streets. Now the bill is law, and we have some early evidence of how it is working. And for one beleaguered Wisconsin school district, it’s a godsend, not a disaster. The Kaukauna Area School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of
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And The Associated Press declared that, “Obama did not, as Romney alleged, make the economy worse than it was when he took office.” Here are some more truths for Romney: — Private-sector employment increased during the last 15 consecutive months. (Bureau of Labor Statistics). — Obama’s policies have increased the number of people employed during the first quarter of 2011 (Congressional Budget Office). — The Recovery Act added 2.4 to 3.6 million jobs during the first quarter of 2011 (Council of Economic Advisers). Confronted with these facts, Romney flipped, but not in the way you might expect. He didn’t retract his original statement or comments; he simply claimed never to have made them. “I didn’t say that things are worse,” Romney told a reporter. “What I said was that the economy hasn’t turned around.” Mr. Romney, you do know that folks tend to take notes during these kinds of events? You claimed on the record — more than once — that
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$400,000. But after the law went into effect at 12:01 a.m. June 29, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it’s all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous. In the past, teachers and other staff at Kaukauna were required to pay 10 percent of the cost of their health-insurance coverage and none of their pension costs.Now they’ll pay 12.6 percent of the cost of their coverage (still well below rates in much of the private sector) and contribute 5.8 percent of salary to their pensions. The changes will save the school board an estimated $1.2 million this year, according to board president Todd Arnoldussen. Of course,Wisconsin unions had TURN TO BUDGET BILL ON A10
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JULY 15 GOOD LIFE LIFE at MiraCosta, a Senior Learning Group, meets Friday, July 15, Room 1068, MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside.1 p.m. “Rembrandt - Golden Age of Dutch Art.” 2:30 p.m., “Three Giants of New Orleans Jazz.” For information, call (760) 721-8124. BOUNTIFUL
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sales to events. The boutique which provides social services Janet Sinclair, owner of also held a special sale with a throughout North County the La Femme Chic portion of the proceeds going coastal cities. The boutique opened in Consignment Boutique, envi- to North County Lifeline, sions her new shop to be more than a place to find designer labels at a fraction of the cost, but a place where she can have a positive impact in her community. “Our hope is to have an event once a month and to have it benefit a charity each time we do something,” Sinclair said. Sinclair recently hosted a special fundraising event along with Wines for Humanity, a nonprofit group that brings tastings and wine
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April and celebrated their grand opening in May. The grand opening festivities also served as an opportunity to raise funds for Operation Greyhound, a group dedicated to finding greyhounds new homes. That evening earned $1,500 for the charity that is especially close to Sinclair whose rescued greyhound Sedona is a boutique fixture and is featured on the store’s logo. Before opening, Sinclair did some research and found that resale is one of the only areas of retail that is thriving in this economy. “It’s a perfect way to recycle and make some
money off of stuff in your closet,” she said. The 11,081-square-foot boutique often features clothing to accommodate everyone from teens to older women. There may not be a whole lot of merchandise for everybody, but there’s something for every price point, for every size, Sinclair added. “We have stuff in there from $2 to over $2,000. And I guess what I see us in the community (doing) is I want everybody to feel like, ‘You know what? When I walk in the store, I feel special; I feel beautiful; I feel respected and TURN TO BOUTIQUE ON A13
JULY 16 DINE WITH DEMS The Democratic Club of CarlsbadOceanside will host its annual fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. July 16 at the Woman’s Club of Carlsbad, 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad. A Chuckwagon lunch will be provided by Hungry Hunter. Speakers will be Tom Reeser, of KOCT-TV and comic shrink Howard Richmond. Fine auction items; 50-50 drawing. At the door, $30 single; $50 couple. For reservations, call (760) 753-4082 or e-mail email@example.com. HISTORY TOUR The Encinitas Historical Society will offer a history walk in downtown at 10:30 a.m. to noon July 16. Meet at the 1883 Schoolhouse at F and Fourth Streets. The tour is free. For more information, call (760) 753-5726. RIDING HIGH The GoldWing Road Riders Association chapter CA1N will meet for their monthly gathering at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. July 16 at Grandma’s Hill Top Hide-AWay Cafe at 539 Vista Bella in Oceanside. For more information, call (760) 726-9864.
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Festival raises funds for Shores upgrades By Bianca Kaplanek
The fourth annual Maine Lobster Festival, hosted by the San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 16 at Del Mar Shores Park on Ninth Street and Stratford Court. The cost is $85 per person for either a lobster or New York steak dinner or $100 for surf and turf. Part of the proceeds will go to Friends of Del Mar Parks to help pay for planning and improvements at the Shores property, a 5.3acre site adjacent to where the fundraiser will take place. The city purchased the property from Del Mar
Union School District in 2008 for $8.5 million. It was once home to Del Mar Shores Elementary, which closed in the 1970s. When the district sought to sell the site, residents urged the city to buy it as it was considered the last remaining open space within Del Mar. Friends of Del Mar Parks began a fundraising drive that raised about $5 million for the purchase. Last year the city sold a vacant lot on Balboa Avenue for $4.4 million to retire the debt. The private fundraising group is now trying to secure money to develop the site. The lobster festival will
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Rancho Bernardo woman teaches free workshops to help parents save thousands Rancho Bernardo--Parents that are planning on sending a child to college in the next few years, but aren't quite sure how to pay for it can now rest a little easier. Michelle Mai of College Planning Source has been educating parents in the community for over 7 years about what to do if they haven't saved enough for college. 'It's sad, but most parents that we talk to have done well financially, but never found the time to save for college, and now they're facing a bill of $20,000-
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Fish 101 delivers fabulous seafood, Leucadia vibe DAVID BOYLAN Lick the Plate If you love fresh seafood and a dining environment that combines modern, rustic, casual, and beachy touches with a focus on the highest quality ingredients at a good value, get to Fish 101 in Leucadia now. If there is new dining establishment in the Encinitas area that deserves to make it it’s this place. Chef SHUCKING AROUND !"#$%&'&($)*+,-.)/%0,$.%12/345)*64%728%9,-)%2.:%;/"2.%<2/5#%#$=>3".?%2/,=.: owner John Park, his pastry 26%6$)"/%9)=>2:"2%/)#62=/2.6@ Photo by David Boylan chef wife Jessica and Partner ing and to be at the restauRay Lowe have brought their rant in time to prep for the San Francisco sophistication, day. That is a healthy way to world class culinary training approach the day and it and restaurant experience to shows in what they have creFLOORING funky Leucadia and have ated. blended it perfectly together Park has a background CENTER in their new beach environ- that seems designed for sucment. They have created a cess in this type of endeavor. hip, cool, tasteful and fun John has an economics environment with a great degree from UCSC, is a soundtrack. California Culinary Academy Besides the understated of San Francisco grad, was a yet very stylish interior and former sushi chef at Ace outdoor patio, these propri- Wasabi’s in San Francisco etors have the personalities and Japaengo in La Jolla, to fit the location. John and and the chef owner of Tokyo Ray are genuine guys. A big Go Go in San Francisco. He is reason they chose the loca- also a complete waterman; tion was the proximity to counting diving, spear fishtheir homes and the ability ing and surfing as his pasDISTRESSED for them to surf in the morn- sions. What a perfect mix for
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a Leucadia seafood restaurant proprietor. His wife Jessica is also a CCA graduate and former pastry chef at Home Restaurant in San Francisco. Lowe comes from the San Francisco dining scene, too where he opened the hugely successful Ace Wasabi’s and Tokyo Go Go, which he sold to make the move to North County and pursue the dream of Fish 101. It’s pretty clear that there is some significant talent behind the product. So now that we have established that Fish 101 nailed the environment, the vibe, and the proprietors are solid folks, let’s get to the goods. We started with a house made white clam chowder with Manila clams and smoked bacon that was as good as I’ve had. It was a really nice mix of creamy and broth that was not too filling, yet still full of flavor. The grilled shrimp cocktail was bountiful with six sizeable Mexican shrimp served with a Fish 101-made cocktail sauce. The oyster plate was a combination of local Carlsbad farmed Lunas and Barron Points from Washington with a mignonette and house-made cocktail sauce that made TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON A12
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being installed. It was discovered too late they were not. “We’ve had a metallurgist out and they feel they have a situation they can handle nicely this summer,” Delaney said. Although there was no safety issue for the students, there was an issue of the metal not holding up as well as it should over a period of years. Delaney said the school district would be compensated for the mistake by the contractor. “I have been negotiating,” she said. “There will be some kind of refund.” As soon as school was let out this past June, the construction of the soccer field and track began. “The field is moving on as planned,” she said. “The rubberized track should be laid on Sept. 26 and 27.” Delaney said enrollment looks to be down a little this year, especially in the fifth grade, but it is too soon to decide on how to break the students up in class numbers. “The first part of August is when people start thinking about (enrolling their students) it,” she said. The board also accepted the donation of a Yamaha Disklavier II Acoustic Midi Size Grand Piano from Joanne Warren valued at $10,000 for the Performing Arts Studio. They also accepted a gift in the amount of $4,755.09 from the class of 2010 for library books, a globe for the library, a library aquarium, a permanent pedestal for the artwork, “A Fish Story,” and the designation plaques for the gifts. “They had a little money left over and they wanted to give it,” Delaney said.
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Austrian turns chocolate into exotic, edible art FRANK MANGIO
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Toast the coast at Vigilucci’s Restaurants From Carlsbad in the north to Coronado in the south, San Diego County coastal wine aficionados and diners have their choice of seven prime Vigilucci’s locations to enjoy the beach scene. Between these locations, founder Roberto Vigilucci has a second restaurant in Carlsbad, two in Leucadia, and one in Encinitas and La Jolla. All have excellent wine lists, lots of Italian menu items and select locations have savory beef and seafood highlights. Catering is a growing part of his business with many unforgettable parties created by Vigilucci’s team. On the night we visited, the beachfront Vigilucci’s in Carlsbad was selected on a beautiful, balmy night with a neverending sunset. I was greeted by manager Julian Oesterlein and server Francisca Simon who introduced me to a husky and luscious Italian Tuscan Brunello wine from Col D’ Orcia. It was a special cellar 1997 selection, available to any diner. Vigilucci is passionate about food and wine. He has often told me he personally tastes the sauces in each of his restaurants and selects only the finest price to value wines, with emphasis on Italian varietals. My selected entree to pair up with this rich, red wine was the nightly special — a Rossotto del Giorno with grilled swordfish and asparagus. The pasta selection was Gnocchi al Tartufo (potato dumplings in a creamy truffle sauce au gratin.) All pastas are made daily at Vigilucci’s. This location is open for lunch at 11 a.m. Happy Hour is in the lounge Monday though Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During July and TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON A14
By Bianca Kaplanek
With the July 6 grand opening of Dallmann Fine Chocolate Boutique, Isabella Valencia is doing exactly what she hoped to get away from when she left her homeland about seven years ago. Valencia’s grandfather, Guenther Dallmann, opened a pastry shop in St. Gilgen, Austria in 1954. The business was a local success and Valencia’s parents eventually became involved and expanded the store. “Food always came first and I didn’t like that,”
Valencia said. So rather than join the family business, as her brother did, Valencia headed to college, where she earned a degree in hotel and restaurant management. She was hired by the Austrian general manager of the Westgate Hotel to work for 18 months. When the job ended Valencia decided to stay in San Diego. But feeling “underchallenged and bored” with the position, she asked for more responsibility and was named manager of the hotel’s onsite gourmet store.
“One day a company called me and wanted to buy this special Austrian chocolate — Mozart chocolate — which my parents make,” she said. At first Valencia had the chocolate shipped to the United States, but she eventually returned home for a “crash course” and learned how to make it herself. In 2008, she opened Dallmann Confections, the El Cajon wholesale shop where Valencia and her fellow DECADENT DECISIONS !"#"$%&#"'()*%$+,-*%."/)%0"11*2'%23%4+, TURN TO CHOCOLATIER ON A14
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people, not a government of, for and by the developers.” One resident presemted a film showing the five votes of the Citizens Committee. The council voted to approve the Citizens Cardiff Specific Plan removing new mixed use zoning in Cardiff. The plan is now awaiting approval from the Coastal Commission. The decision means, that for the time being, Cardiff will keep its unique community character. Many fear that given the developer funding
more female teams, and thus “recruited” 71 women for its cross-country team, even though fewer than half ran races and several were surprised to know they were even on the team when a Times reporter inquired. of the election campaigns in Encinitas, it won’t be long before Cardiff again comes under attack. Last Saturday, many people gathered at the Cardiff Post Office for a parade to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday. Floats and revelers marched down Newcastle Avenue, a wide street with small buildings on small lots past wide open spaces with views to the sea. They passed Cardiff residents who lined the parade route. They don’t make small towns like this anymore. Let’s hope we get to keep this one. For those wanting more information on this topic, visit savecardiff.com.
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offered to make benefit concessions during the budget fight. Wouldn’t Kaukauna’s money problems have been solved if Walker had just accepted those concessions and not demanded cutbacks in collective-bargaining powers? “The monetary part of it is not the entire issue,” says Arnoldussen, a political independent who won a spot on the board in a nonpartisan election. Indeed, some of the most important improvements in Kaukauna’s outlook are because of the new limits on collective bargaining. In the past, Kaukauna’s agreement with the teachers union required the school district to purchase health-insurance coverage from something called WEA Trust — a company created by the Wisconsin teach-
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portraits and landscapes to specialized messages (such as listing the names of all employees at a soon-to- beclosed Woolworth’s store). According to a June New York Times dispatch, Wilson initial-
ly heats each piece with a blowtorch, applies lacquer and acrylic enamel before painting — and sealing with more lacquer. And of course
Steve Benen observed, “Romney is arguing, at the exact same time,that the ‘recession’ is worse and that there’s been an economic ‘recovery.’” Another example: The Republican National Committee recently put out a statement suggesting that the stimulus cost thousands of dollars per job created. Yet, at the same time, Republican talking heads suggested that the stimulus did not create a single job. Of course, among
Republicans, flip-flopping well is merely a venial sin. Doing it badly is a cardinal one. If Romney keeps flopping over his flips, Republican primary voters may begin to doubt his ability to run against the welltuned Obama campaign in 2012. Say what you will about GOP primary voters, they know how to sniff out a lack of authenticity. They also recognize that the problems our country faces are serious ones.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a conservative Republican in Iowa or a liberal Democrat in Nevada, you know that we need more responsible adults in the room to get things done. If Candidate Romney wants to be President Romney, he should put hyper-partisan politics aside, show some genuine leadership,and be truthful about the state of the economic recovery. American voters of all stripes will respect him the more for it.
ers union. “It was in the collective-bargaining agreement that we could negotiate only with them,” says Arnoldussen. “Well, you know what happens when you can negotiate with only one vendor.” This year, WEA Trust told Kaukauna that it would face a significant increase in premiums. Now the collective-bargaining agreement is gone, and the school district is free to shop around for coverage. And all of a sudden, WEA Trust has changed its position. “With these changes, the schools could go out for bids, and, lo and behold, WEA Trust said, ‘We can match the lowest bid,’“ says Republican state Rep. Jim Steineke, who represents the area and supports the Walker changes. At least for the moment, Kaukauna is staying with WEA Trust but saving substantial amounts of money. Then there are work rules.
“In the collective-bargaining agreement, high-school teachers had to teach only five periods a day out of seven,” says Arnoldussen. “Now they’re going to teach six.” In addition, the collective-bargaining agreement specified that teachers had to be in the school 37-1/2 hours a week. Now it will be 40 hours. The changes mean Kaukauna can reduce the size of its classes — from 31 students to 26 students in high school and from 26 students to 23 students in elementary school. In addition, there will be more teacher time for oneon-one sessions with troubled students. Those changes would not have been possible without the much-maligned changes in collective bargaining. Teachers’ salaries will stay “relatively the same,” Arnoldussen says, except for higher pension and health care
payments. (The top salary is about $80,000 per year, with about $35,000 in additional benefits, for 184 days of work per year — summers off.) Finally,the money saved will be used to hire a few more teachers and institute merit pay. It is impossible to overstate how bitter and ugly the Wisconsin fight has been, and that bitterness and ugliness continues to this day with efforts to recall senators and an unseemly battle inside the state Supreme Court. But the new law is now a reality, and Gov. Walker recently told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the measure would gain acceptance “with every day, week and month that goes by that the world doesn’t fall apart.” In the Kaukauna schools, the world is definitely not falling apart — it’s getting better.
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Gregory Snelling, 41, was indicted in June for the robbery of a KeyBank branch in Springfield, Ohio, which was notable more for the foot chase with police afterward. They caught him, but Snelling might deserve “style” points for the run, covered as he was in red dye from the money bag and the fact that he was holding a beer in his hand during the entire chase.
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It was a 2004 gang-related murder that had frustrated Los Angeles police for four years until a homicide investigator, paging through gangbangers’ photographs for another case, spotted an elaborate tattoo on the chest of Anthony Garcia. Evidently, that 2004 killing was such a milestone in Garcia’s life that he had commemorated the liquor store crime scene on his chest. The investigation was reopened, eventually leading to a surreptitious confession by Garcia and, in April 2011, to his conviction for first-degree murder. Photos from Garcia’s several bookings between 2004 and 2008 show his mural actually evolving as he added details — until the crime scene was complete enough that the investigator recognized it.
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In May, in Rensselaer, N.Y., and in June, in Bluefield, W.Va., two men, noticing that police were investigating nearby, became alarmed and fled out of fear of being arrested since both were certain that there were active warrants out on them. Nicholas Volmer, 21, eventually “escaped” into the Hudson River and needed to be rescued, but the police were after someone else, and no warrant was on file against him. Arlis Dempsey Jr., 32, left his three kids on the street in Bluefield to TURN TO ODD FILES ON A12
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said Dick Brockett, who is director of field operations and their boss. The majority of the men are longtime employees with several having put in 20 and 30 years at their job. “I think we have the experience we need,” joked Jack Queen, Association president. Queen said he too is amazed at this fantastic crew whose handiwork can be seen throughout the
Covenant. He said although the Association has been working on finishing up the parks in the village for about six years, when the final touches were put on the plans, it was only a matter of a few weeks until the landscape crew finished the projects. “They never cease to amaze me,” Brockett said. “I think we can’t do something and they assure me we certainly can.” The group has won two national awards, Brockett said.
The members of the landscape crew are Vicente Alvarado; Arturo Calderon; Gustavo Cuevas; Salvador Diaz; Jose Javier Garcia; Apolonio Gonzales; Abel Mendez; Jose Saul Prada; Manuel-Martinez Ponce; Antonio Rios Reyes; Marcos Rios; Olimpio Rodriquez; and Reynaldo Lopez. The crew can be seen just about anywhere in their orange shirts around the Covenant, clipping hedges, coaxing blooms from flowers, mowing lawns, grooming the grounds of the Osuna
Ranch, and providing the manpower for special projects like the recent completion of the parks in the village. They also have a hand in setting up and taking down for special events like the recent July 4 parade and picnic. “My congratulations on the job you do every day,” Queen said. In other Association news, Ivan Holler, district administrator, said the changes in the remapping of state assembly and senate districts will not be changed,
(1) People sometimes have illicit sex in cemeteries, and when they get really aggressive, tombstones may fall over on top of them. (A randy 39-year-old woman was injured in Hamilton, N.J., in June after a gravestone rolled onto her leg at the
Ahavath Israel Cemetery.) (2) Motorists who stop along the side of the road at night to relieve themselves are often not careful enough. (In May, a specialty unit from the Renton, Wash., Fire Department was required in order to rescue a urinator who accidentally fell down a 30-foot embankment in south
King County and was (1992) with gunshot wounds. trapped for several hours.) He had been drinking beer and reported accidentally A News of the Weird shooting himself three times — as he attempted to clean Classic (November each of his three guns. He 1992) A 38-year-old man, said the first shot didn’t hurt, unidentified in news reports, the second “stung a little,” was hospitalized in and the third “really hurt,” Princeton, W.Va., in October prompting him to call an ambulance.
ever see and brims with a true sense of community goodwill and spirit. The event was sold out in only one week. “There is no other championship of its type so we claim the rights to the world,” Maldi said. Most players come from
different San Diego neighborhoods, while others travel from Northern California and out of state. More than 350 teams are participating in the championship. Each team is made up of two players. So far, the players list consists of 130 teams in the Mens Beginner/Intermediate Division; 160 in the Mens
Open Division; 40 in the Mixed Division; and 30 in the Womens Division. A few hundred spectators are expected to drop by this year. Even if people aren’t on a team, Maldi said, they can still support the Boys and Girls Club through bidding on auction items, buying raffle tickets and making dona-
tions. “All proceeds go directly to the operational support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad,” said Maldi, adding how its annual budget is just over $1 million. Although its members only pay a $25 annual fee, she said, the real annual cost is closer to $1,000. “The funds raised at the
Cruise Nights, the first of four in the summer series. Cars will be on display along Coast Highway 101 from D Street to K Street with live music at Cardiff Classics at 1049 S. Coast Highway 101 and SMOG Test Only Center at 682 S. Coast Highway 101. BONE HEALTH Carlsbad’s Senior Center hosts a seminar on osteoporosis from 10 to 11:45 a.m. July 21, 799 Pine Ave. For more information, visit www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec, or call (760) 602-4650.
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make a run for it before police caught him, but he was not wanted for anything, either. (Both men, however, face new charges — trespassing for Volmer, and child endangerment for Dempsey.)
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despite the request of the Association. They had objected to being thrown in with highly populated cities in the north and south that have little in common with Rancho Santa Fe. “I’m not sure we will see the changes we had hoped for,” Holler said. The remapping of political boundaries is by law every 10 years and is based on the U.S. Census. It is driven by population numbers, demographics and ethnic group so that they can be better represented.
championship bridge that gap,” she said. For more information about Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship XXXI, call (760) 729-0207 or visit beachboccce.com. Complimentary parking will be at the Del Mar Racetrack and shuttle rides will be available throughout the day.
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MOP TOPS Rubber Souls, a authors from 1 to 5 p.m. July 24 Beatles Tribute Band, will play at 7 p.m.July 23 at the Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. Bring beach chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Food, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the San Marcos Community Center. Prices are $6 presale, $8 at the door, $3 for children aged 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free.
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at the Civic Center Library Community Rooms and Courtyard, 330 N. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Children’s Storytime and appearance by Splash, the Oceanside Public Library Mascot. From 4 to 5 p.m., book talk and visit from Oceanside author Victor Villasenor. For more information, call (760) 435-5600 or visit oceansidepubliclibrary.org. BEHIND THE TRACK Del Mar Rotary Club meets on Thursdays at noon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on 14th Street in Del Mar. On June 21, Joe Harper, an honorary Rotarian and chief executive officer of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will speak on the Del Mar Races which open July 20. He is also the host for our annual day at the race track on Aug. 25.
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them even more delicious. If you love oysters, Fish 101 does them right. Steamed mussels also came out with a white wine and leeks broth and grilled bread and all was good in the world of mussels. The albacore tuna poke was insane and the crudo with Hamachi (young Yellowtail) was just as good. I’d really love to get into deeper descriptions of these dishes but my word count is running short. Trust me, they all rock and all of the starters are under $10. Next up was the fried halibut Po’ Boy on a French roll with house olive oil, organic greens, tomato, and pickled red onions. For some reason fish sandwiches appeal to me as much or more as standalone fish. The combination of a great roll and perfectly paired condiments really add to the experience. This is a great sandwich. There is a burger on the menu that may be nice to throw into the mix next time for a little surf and turf action. The sandwich section ranges in price from $9.95 to $12.95. The grilled fishplate of the day was the highlight of the experience. It was a super moist white sea bass on a bed of fresh corn with grilled asparagus on the side. A perfect example that healthy and delicious can coexist and at $12.95 — an exceptional value. Pastry Chef Jessica Lowe’s desserts really cap off a great dining experience. The root beer floater, black bottom crème brulee, and tres leche cake are all as good as I’ve had and really showcase her talent and experience. It should go without saying, but Fish 101 is committed to serving the freshest local, seasonal, and sustainable fish and shellfish. They also have a nice mix of seafood friendly wines and San Diego craft microbrews. I’ve only touched on their extensive menu and urge you to check it out at fish101restaurant.com and plan to visit Fish 101 soon. David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rising high school Seniors are looking forward to their last year in high school, but many are anxious about beginning and completing their college applications. This stress can be avoided by starting the process during the unstructured summer. This allows the student to research potential college choices thoughtfully and methodically in a stress free environment. Beating and meeting the deadlines is a critical component to an enjoyable senior year as well as a successful college expe-
rience. Local Independent Educational Consultants will be conducting a “Kick Start to College Applications” workshop for rising high school Seniors, August 1-4, 1pm4pm, at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. During this 4-day intensive workshop, students will create a preliminary college list, receive assistance with the Common Application and other college specific applications, formulate a strategy for writing a college application essay, gain an awareness of the
financial aid process, receive instruction on how to prepare for the college interview and much more. Space is limited and registration closes on July 22. Registration can be completed on line at the Kick Start Fan Page on Facebook visit facebook.com/KickStartA ppsor by contacting one of the three Educational Consultants: Diane Cashion, (858) 451-3306, Dori Middlebrook, (760) 274-6388 or Denise Pruter, (760) 271-6700.
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Lifetime Montessori School provides a nurturing environment for Toddlers through Kindergartners Dr. Montessori founded the first Casa dei Bambini, or “Children’s House” in 1907. Today Lifetime Montessori School honors her legacy as one of only four certified Association Montessori International (AMI) schools in San Diego County. Lifetime Montessori School's mission is to foster a nurturing environment that is physically and psychologically supportive of learning for toddlers through kindergartners. They offer a cooperative and enriching atmosphere where your child will develop their knowledge through self- and teacher-initiated experiences. When children graduate from Lifetime Montessori School they are confident, secure, independent and joyful learners. Lifetime Montessori School begins a child’s educational experience at 18 months of age in the toddler community. The goal of the Toddler Program is to create a sense of accomplishment, pride and independence in the child. Dr. Montessori found that when children feel confident in their ability, they have a more positive
attitude towards learning. Under the nurturing guidance of the teachers, toddlers learn to care for themselves and their environment (potty training, dressing themselves, cleaning-up toys, etc.). Hands-on activities and games refine motor skills, teach basic concepts and expose children to art and music. Socialization is also an integral part of each moment in the classroom with children learning from each other. In this way the Toddler Program develops children’s independence, knowledge and confidence in their abilities. Lifetime Montessori School’s Primary Program is a 3-year preparation to first grade and it includes kindergarten. The threeyear-olds, four-year-olds and kindergartners are all working together in a cohesive community every day. Dr. Montessori discovered that the younger children in the classroom learn faster when emulating older children. Conversely, the older children retain a better understanding of the materials and concepts learned when they have the opportunity to
“teach” the younger members of the community. Children need an interactive, hands-on, educational environment to become self-motivated and successful learners. At Lifetime Montessori School children are free to explore with their senses to fully understand the world around them. In this way, the 3-year Primary Program provides children the security and consistency so important at this stage of their development. All the teachers have earned at least a bachelor’s degree and have obtained their Montessori diploma through a rigorous training program. Components of the AMI training include studying educational theory and psychology, classroom observation, practice teaching and material preparation. Lifetime Montessori School serves families in Rancho Santa Fe, Santaluz and the surrounding communities. Call today to schedule a tour at (858) 759-0631, or visit lifetimemontessorischool.com
A lot of the inventory she receives has never been worn. There are a lot of misconceptions about consignment stores, Sinclair said, adding that one of her missions when designing the store was to make it a very elegant environment. “I think a lot of the misconception is that consignment stores have stuff that nobody else wants, and my store is the exact opposite. I have stuff people really want.” She has clientele that have come from as far as Arizona and Las Vegas to Los Angeles.They also have a loyal group of local shoppers that come in every week.
Teri Franklin and Denise Schwartz, Solana Beach residents and regulars to the boutique, said living within walking distance to the shop was very dangerous — in a good way. “It doesn’t feel like a consignment shop,” Schwartz said. Sinclair purposely designed the space to feel like a French boutique so that people would feel like they were in a very upscale, but very comfortable boutique, she said. “I see us as a place where people can come and relax, listen to some French music, have a little tea and feel like
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it’s a prime place to be.’ And many, many people come in and have said, ‘Oh my goodness, we’re so glad you’re here.’ It gives people an opportunity to indulge in some of the most amazing designer brands that there are — Chanel, Gucci, Prada — at a fraction of the retail cost.” Sinclair can afford to do that because she doesn’t have to pay for her inventory. Her inventory comes from all over North County including Solana Beach, Encinitas, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe.
their presence there is respected and that there is something there for them. I never want people to walk in to the store and say,‘Well, this is way out of my price range.’” This is the only women’s consignment boutique on Cedros Avenue, Sinclair said. The boutique offers a wish list where customers can add certain pieces of clothing or designers that they might be looking for. Sinclair only offers what people bring in to the boutique and she never knows from one day to the next what that might be. They are very particular with the inventory
they take. “A lot of it we turn away because it’s not the quality that we want, or it’s not the right season,” she said. “We look for a lot of things that are fashion forward, things that are a little bit more cutting edge, but we also take the classics.” This month, the boutique is featuring a wide variety of hats as Del Mar prepares for opening day of the horse races. Sinclair began her career as a booking agent for models in New York City.That’s where she discovered consignment stores and how useful they were after seeing the models
she represented wearing dresses that cost more than she made in a month. As her career progressed, Sinclair was able to shop in designer stores, but still loved going into consignment stores where she could find a pair of shoes at a third of what she would pay retail. “I love that kind of thrill of the hunt,” she said. La Femme Chic is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. They are at 415 S. Cedros Ave. For more details, call (858) 345-1480, or visit lafemmechicconsignment.com.
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August, dinner is served to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, with Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 8 a.m. July 16 on the beach at Del Mar, the Vigilucci’s sponsored 31st annual Beach Bocce Ball World Championship Games are presented to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Roberto has also been honored by the Sons of Italy as the 2010 Italian American of the Year in San Diego C o u n t y. Take a Vigilucci’s ROBERTO Internet VIGILUCCI tour and “Toast the Coast” to the music of Frank Sinatra at vigiluccis.com. It’s classic Italian!
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from family recipes. “There are no machines in my kitchen,” she said. Her flavor list includes exotic creations such as pistachio marzipan with milk gianduja and ginger; spicy passion, a fresh passion fruit caramel encased in
bittersweet chocolate decorated with togarashi,a Japanese sevenspice blend; and the best-selling fleur de sel, buttery caramel seasoned with sea salt in bittersweet chocolate topped with fleur de sel. The grand opening of her
first retail shop in Flower Hill Mall featured samples of Valencia’s truffles and chocolate bars paired with wine and champagne. Tastings and classes are offered weekly. Visit dallmannconfections.com for information.
After a blazing career in culinary arts including owning a prestigious restaurant in Newport Beach and winning nu m e ro u s wine and f o o d awards, Mark’s fortunes accele r a t e d when he MARK RUSSO met the legendary chef/author Julia Childs and with world renowned Napa wine maker Robert Mondavi, collaborated with both to start the American Institute of Wine & Food. His current labor of love is the Black Bottle Winery, already a medal-winning “cult” wine of small production and powerful devotees. Typical of Mark’s “outside the box” thinking, a good portion of the bottle is coated with the actual earth that makes this vintage 2007 Cabernet, a benchmark year with grapes that are intensely flavored. Lots from Napa’s Howell Mountain added to the treasure trove of wines bearing the 2007 Cabernet brand for a total of 250 cases made at Black Bottle. A touch of Merlot and
Syrah makes it that much more lush and rich. The sad news is the 2007 is sold out. The good news is the 2008 is just about ready after two years in French oak and Mark is taking orders on his web site at blackbottlewinery.com. He also has founded Angel’s Share International, a company focused on food, wine, spirits and luxury lifestyle. His are highly prized events and programs for those who can afford to have the very best. See more at AngelsShare.com.
Details at (858) 586-WINE. — The Summer PreRelease Party is at Belle Marie Winery in Escondido, July 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $7 per person, free to Vintage Club members. It’s a sneak preview of the newest wines. Call (760) 796-7557. — “Summer of Riesling 2011”is being celebrated at the lounge, Club M and the restaurants of the Grand Del Mar Resort. Several of Germany’s most famous Rieslings have been hand-picked by Wine Director Jesse Rodriguez at highly reasonable glass-prices. Information at summerofriesling.com. — The Encinitas YMCA and Rancho Coastal Humane Society is planning an annual benefit Casino Night Sept. 17 and is looking for gift baskets and sponsors. This is a great opportunity for a winery or wine shop to build loyal customers with a wine donation for silent auction or raffle drawing, and sponsorship. Contact me at email@example.com.
— TGI Wine Country Friday at South Coast Winery Resort and Spa is July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Two bands will be playing country rock. $10 per person. RSVP at (951) 587-9463, ext. 7210. — WineSellar & Brasserie is having a “PinotPalooza” with 40-plus Pinot Noirs at warehouse prices, July 16 from 11 to 3 p.m. Cheese and bread available. Fom more, call (858) 4509557. — San Diego Wine Company on Miramar Road is tasting a French Extravaganza of great wines on Bastille Day, July 16 from 11 to 4:30 p.m. $10 fee.
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Association continues CHP senior programs
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Our longtime VW has left the nest It is singularly odd to find myself sad and jubilant at the same time. I am in minor mourning because we finally sold my son’s 1978 VW camper van. I suspect my boy is a little bit sad, too, but he remains in Boston — the last place one needs a VW camper van. Nor would it survive the trip to Boston, even if he did want it. We made the decision to find it a new home, but I never really advertised it. It was classic approachavoidance syndrome. I was waiting for a sign. It came after the bus sat in our driveway for so long the spider webs had nearly disguised the dents. The perfect new owner, the father of a teenager in our neighborhood, strolled by one Sunday walking his dog. He and his high schoolsophomore son were looking for a van to fix up together and, he queried innocently, “Were we considering selling it?” I think I scared him a little. I was so excited to finally find exactly the kind of person I wanted to inherit the van that I practically talked his ear off. The poor man had no idea how much emotional baggage went with buying this particular car. It took another couple of weeks, but father and son took it for a spin this weekend and the deal was sealed. With tears threatening, I handed off the key. I was restored, however, by the grin on the kid’s face as he sat in the driver’s seat. I have written regularly about that great old car. It is such an icon, and once we painted it fire engine red, it took on a special personality. I never drove it without a stranger waving, smiling or flashing the peace sign. It was so much fun. It took my son to La Costa Canyon High School and back for four years and was the envy of all his friends. Eventually, it was TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B15
RANCHO SANTA FE — It seemed to be a meeting of the mutual admiration society when it came time to bestow funds to the CHP Senior Volunteer and Explorer’s programs during the July 7 meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Association. The Association voted to again give $3,000 to the volunteer patrol and $1,000 for the Explorers and to put a proposal before the finance committee to give them more if the committee approves. The two groups are very important spokes in the wheel of local law enforcement. “You name it, they do it,” said Matt Wellhouser, chief of the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol. “Things like the Fourth of July without their help would be very difficult to do.” CHP Capt. Deb Schroder, the area commander, said she has been losing programs and personnel because of shrinking budgets. The volunteers and Explorers help take up the slack. “I thank the Association so much for being able to provide this program to us,” she said. Jimmy Gaffney, the area CHP officer, said they are vital to his own operation. “Without these senior volunteers I would not be able to do what I do,” he said. Among the services provided are: — Periodically directing morning
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and afternoon school traffic which has enhanced the safety of school children — Serving as a visual enforcement deterrence throughout the community — Providing visual traffic counts — Issuing warnings to parking violators in the Village — Providing special event traffic control and general assistance — Reporting observed traffic, circulation and speeding problems to
regular CHP enforcement units — Taking reports — Abating abandoned vehicles — Serving as a contact point and conduit for citizen complaints and concerns Rancho Santa Fe has a long association with the CHP. “Beginning in 1999, the Association has provided annual funding to the CHP to help underwrite the cost of maintaining the Senior Volunteer Patrol in Rancho
Santa Fe,” said Nikki Flynn, assistant planner for the Association who spoke at the meeting. “The deployment of the Senior Volunteers continues to be an important component of the CHP’s commitment to maintain an increased level of service and enforcement provided to the community.” She said some of the funds can be put toward uniforms and equipment for volunteers which can be costly. The same goes with the Explorer program, which provides experience and training to young people between the ages of 15 and 20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement. The funds can be used to help outfit an Explorer who otherwise may not be able to afford it. “Thank you for the support you give,” said Officer Jared Stapleton, an Explorer advisor. He said the program is not only good for kids who are “A” students and straight arrows, it is also useful to others. “It’s a great program for kids who may not get the right support at home and push them in the right direction,” he said. Association President Jack Queen told the volunteers they are valuable to the community. “We appreciated the hours you put in making us all feel safer,” Queen said.
Dance-inspired exercises geared for surfers By Lillian Cox
Suzie Poetsch and Bernie Delgado partnered as dancers at Ballet Pacifica in Irvine. Now they are collaborating in a new fitness regimen tailored for surfers that incorporates elements of dance. Poetsch, 45, also a certified Pilates instructor, started surfing at 30. Delgado, 53, has been surfing since childhood. “I’m a long boarder and Bernie’s a short boarder,” she said. “It’s a totally different style of surfing. I am more into balance and upper body strength. Bernie has a more aggressive style. His exercises involve a lot of leg work.” Poetsch says her Pilates training proved to be an asset when she took up surfing at Scorpion Bay in Baja in 1996. “I thought I was a decent athlete and then you add Mother Ocean and it’s a whole different thing,” she said. “Pilates is all about the core and center of balance which is what you need.” Delgado explains that SurfTones benefits surfers as well as athletes of all ages. “SurfTones can help attain one’s personal goal of staying in good physical
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Corona through high school. He was introduced to surfing at the age of 15 by his sister’s boyfriend, Greg Bailey, who surfed the big waves of Hawaii during the ‘60s.
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lege and work I’d carve out time to go surfing, even if it was by myself.” Delgado was an English and theatre arts major at Chaffey Junior College when he was recruited to perform in a production of the musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.” Choreographer Carol Lee recognized his raw talent and offered to give him free ballet lessons in exchange for performing in her annual production of “The Nutcracker.” He continued to find time to surf whenever he could. Delgado says he was working in the restaurant business in Orange County when a waitress at the Ivy House suggested he look up Larry Rosenberg, a well-connected dancer from Los Angeles who just started a school, “The Dance Center.” “Larry coached Anne Bancroft in her scenes for the movie ‘The Turning Point,’” Delgado said. “He and his wife pushed me and that accelerated my ability to pick up things and become a better dancer on stage. It helped me get my first dance job at TURN TO SURFTONES ON B15
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DEL MAR — The Fred Hall fishing show welcomed a new exhibitor “Fish. Food. Feel Good.” (F3G) to Del Mar this year. F3G, a San Diego 501c3 nonprofit has one simple goal: Collect unwanted fish from sport fishermen and distribute these nutritious fish to local charities who serve it to San Diegans in need. Fish are distributed to local charities including Meals-on-Wheels of Greater San Diego.
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CARLSBAD — Merrill Lynch Wealth Management announced David Massey has joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management as senior vice president, financial Advisor in its Carlsbad office. Massey manages shortterm investments for corporations. He provides goalsbased financial guidance. Massey has been in the financial services industry for more than 10 years.
COAST CITIES — Union Bank, N.A. announced that Mark Lovec and Eric Lovett have joined the bank’s retail Consumer Lending group as mortgage consultants. In two newly created TURN TO WHO’S NEWS ON B15
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Koa is a German shepherd blend who is fully grown at 1-year-7months old. At 65 pounds she is a fun and lively playmate. Whether chasing a Frisbee or going for a walk, Koa enjoys an active lifestyle. Her adoption fee is just $195 plus a microchip registration fee of $40.All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-todate vaccinations and microchip identification.
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Harley Phillips spent the first 50 years of his life supporting himself and family as an aerospace engineer and business executive. The last 28 years he has worked tirelessly to support the village of Tsiame in the Volta region of Ghana, West Africa. Phillips said his life changed in February 1983 when he experienced “serendipity,” a knack for making fortunate discoveries by accident, while on a business a trip to Africa. “I met a Ghanian here in Los Angeles with the intent of recruiting him to my business,” Phillips said. “He was a better salesman than I was, and he sold me on doing business in Ghana.” Phillips bought 25,000 pounds of used clothing called “Obruni Wawo” meaning “the white man is dead, here are his clothes,” and shipped them to Ghana in a 40-foot freight container. Then he embarked on what would be the first of many humanitarian trips. He became enchanted with the beauty of the children and their families who he describes as “the nicest, gentlest, most hospitable, friendliest, purest people you
Animals also get a certificate for a free night stay at the Club Pet Boarding. From now until the end of October all adopters will receive two complimentary passes to Sea World.
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Retirement takes priority over college funds Dear Bruce: I am 55 and my wife is 52. I have been unemployed for more than a year. My wife works parttime.We have $35,000 in credit card debt and $60,000 for my part of my kids’ college educations. I have $260,000 in a 401(k). I’d like to drain $140,000 from the 401(k), pay the penalty, pay the tax and retire the credit card debt. There’s a job on the near horizon and money to live on, but nothing that can get me out of this hole. I don’t think my tax rate as a senior will be any lower than what I pay today, because I think taxes are going to skyrocket due to the national debt. I also think the dollar will be worth less because we’re printing so many bills. What are your thoughts? — D.F., Pittsburgh Dear D.F.: I find it difficult to endorse some of your plans. The $35,000 in credit card debt I will address first. The likelihood is that the interest rates you are paying are far greater than what you are earning in your 401(k). Paying off the credit card debt may be a decent decision. The $60,000 for your kids’ college is absolute nonsense. It would be nice if you could afford that, but you and your wife aren’t young. I don’t think you should pay for your kids’ college education. Try to help them apply for grants, loans, etc. The idea of taking so much out of your relatively modest 401(k) is disquieting. Paying the taxes and the $35,000 in credit card debt I could live with, but not any of the other expenses that you are facing. Being unemployed
BRUCE WILLIAMS Smart Money for more than a year certainly has made a huge dent in your resources. I know there are lots of folks out there who would seriously question my judgment regarding the kids’ college fund, but while it’s important for them to get an education, it’s also important for you not to impoverish yourself. I don’t see a lavish retirement on your horizon. Dear Bruce: Most advisers/writers frighten some folks unnecessarily. Financial requirements vary across our great country. Us good ol’ Midwestern flyover people who live in smaller communities have a much lower cost of living than large cities on either coast. That’s the main reason most of us do not even care to visit them, never mind that most of their residents are rude and unhappy people. Here we can have a complete
breakfast with bacon and coffee for under $5, half the price of the big-city breakfast without coffee. In Fort Wayne, Ind., for that same $10, you can get steak, eggs, potatoes, toast and coffee, and it comes with a hug and a kiss. A new 2,500-square-foot house on a large private lot costs $150,000. Can’t touch that in the big cities. About the only things we pay the same for are cars. As you can see, we live quite well on much less than the big cities on either coast, hence we need less in our retirement savings. Remember that we get the same amount of Social Security and Medicare bene-
fits as all Americans. Just a found that the people who few of my thoughts. — T.E., live in these places are, for Fort Wayne, Ind. the most part, no more impolite than folks from other Dear T.E.: I cannot agree parts of the country. That with all of your comments. includes the “good ol’ First of all, the large cities on Midwestern flyover people.” the coasts are not akin to TURN TO SMART MONEY ON B11 Sodom and Gomorrah. I have
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Dear Sara: We grow our own corn in the garden. Two years ago, I blanched the corn, then froze it. But it was so bad that I threw all the corn out that winter, when we wanted to eat it. Last year, I kept the husks on and sealed them in airtight packages before freezing them. The corn had a good taste, but there was a lot of water in the kernels. I am thinking that it may have been the type of corn that produced the large, watery kernels after freezing. This year, we chose a different kind of corn and I plan to freeze it before it gets too ripe. However, I don’t want to get to winter, looking forward to eating corn, and have it not taste good. Do you have another process that might work better for us? — Roberta, e-mail Dear
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Teens get full ride to youth political event
RANCHO SANTA FE — Area residents were among the select group of highachieving high school juniors who participated in Pepperdine University’s 34th annual Youth Citizenship Seminar. The event took place on Pepperdine’s Malibu campus June 20 to June 24, with over 270 exemplary high school juniors from throughout Southern California participating. Those chosen included Ann Marie Heymann of Rancho Santa Fe. At the annual event, students interacted with today’s leaders, exploring current national and world topics, and sharing memorable interaction with their peers. Founded in 1977 by Pepperdine’s Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Runnels, the seminar inspires high school students to make a personal contribution to America’s future. Each of the participants is awarded a scholarship to attend. The Pilgrim Foundation, the YCS Committee of Endorsement, business leaders and foundations throughout the country fund their tuition and oncampus expenses.
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Thirty years. I would think with the ocean, the waves and everything, that the walls would begin to deteriorate and need to be updated every 30 years or so.
I’d say 75 years. The process of getting it done and through all the coastal commissions is so lengthy and time consuming and expensive it doesn’t make sense to have to redo it every four years.
I would say 20 years. Everything is changing all the time so it’s easier to do a smaller number than a longer number to lock someone in.
Real Estate News
New addition Spirit Award Realtor Greg Noonan is pleased to announce that Prudential California Realty sales associate Michelle Kearney has joined Greg Noonan & Associates. “Michelle’s downto-earth personality and solid values are what drew us to her,” Noonan said. MICHELLE Formerly with KEARNEY Prudential’s Del Mar office, Kearney is excited to now be working in the company’s La Jolla office to offer the highest standard of effective, ethical and thorough real estate service to their clients.
Newcomer to Prudential
Prudential California Realty is pleased to welcome Realtor Patrick Hayes to the company’s Del Mar office. As the newest member of O’Brien and Associates, a real estate team led by industry veteran and Legend award winner Tricia O’Brien, Hayes has positioned himself for many years of success. A graduate of Torrey Pines Claire’s on Cedros High School, Hayes relocated LEED Platinum certified, to the Rancho eco-friendly bakery and café Santa Fe area has added weekend dinner with his family in service to its existing break1991. He entered fast and lunch offerings. the real estate The award-winning business to comrestaurant is open Monday bine his love for PATRICK through Thursday from 6 working with peoHAYES a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast ple with his vast and lunch with the addition understanding of San Diego’s of continuous meal service diverse neighborhoods, comfrom 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on munities and subdivisions. Fridays, Saturdays and Hayes is eager to leverage Sundays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. the knowledge he acquired for the summer months. when earning his bachelor’s Claire’s on Cedros degree in Economics from the opened in 2009 and serves a University of Utah for the benvariety of breakfast and efit of his clients. Drawing from lunch dishes that incorpothis experience, he provides his rate fresh herbs, greens and clients with valuable guidance fruit from their on-site garand relevant information about den with a menu that the impact of national economchanges seasonally to take ic trends on the local housing advantage of locally grown market. ingredients. Patrick Hayes can be conThe facility houses a OPEN LONGER !"#$%&'()*+)!&,%*()-*.*/+&%()0&%%$&)1*"&23)"&453)#+, tacted through Prudential scratch bakery that provides !6&4)!"#$%&)7""$(*+8 Courtesy photo California Realty’s Del Mar baked goods for the restauoffice at (858) 793-2738, or on rant including gluten-free for parties of six or more on 11:30 a.m. daily and dinner the Web at triciaobrien.net. offerings. All baked goods weekdays and no restrictions begins at 5 p.m. on the weekand menu items are avail- on number of guests for ends, which includes items able for take-out and special reservations on weekends. from their regular lunch order; on-site and off-site Visit ClairesOnCedros.com menu along with nightly specatering is also offered. or call (858) 259-8597. cials. Claire’s is at 246 N. Reservations are accepted Lunch service begins at Cedros Ave. Deborrah Henry is taking her 25 years of real estate experience to The Michael Taylor Group of RANCHO SANTA FE — can kill when breathed in appliances are in good workPrudential The Rancho Santa Fe Fire high levels. Low levels of CO ing condition; have the gas California Realty, Department is urging resi- exposure can cause mild company come out and in Rancho Santa dents to safeguard their effects such as headaches, inspect gas lines for leaks. Fe. For more infor- DEBORRA homes from the “silent dizziness, disorientation, Keep chimneys clear of mation, call (858) HENRY killer,” Carbon monoxide nausea and fatigue. debris and make sure the 756-5120. (CO) by installing detectors There are ways to pro- furnace is in good working in the home. CO is a color- tect your family from CO poiTURN TO SAFEGUARD ON B15 less, odorless toxic gas that soning. Make sure all gas
Claire’s opens with new summer hours
Taylor group has new addition
Safeguard homes against ‘silent killer’
Prudential California Realty has announced that Kathy Herington was recently voted the recipient of the Del Mar office’s Spirit award, in recognition of her enthusiasm and positive attitude. An associate with the KATHY Gallagher and Gallagher real HERINGTON estate team, Herington is known for her commitment to client satisfaction and passion for the real estate business. Kathy Herington can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office at (760) 213-9198, or on the Web at KathyHerington.com.
Lee earns ‘Chapter of the Year’ award
Linda Lee, of Prudential California Realty’s Rancho Santa Fe office, along with the local leadership team of the Women’s Council of REALTORS (WCR), recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to accept the Chapter of the Year award for San Diego. The San Diego chapter, LINDA LEE which ranked number one out of approximately 300 chapters nationwide, was also honored with the Wells Fargo Inspire, Educate, Enable award. Lee can be contacted through at (858) 720-9699,via email at Linda@myhomesbyLinda.com, or on the Web at MyHomesbyLinda.com.
Noonan is market leader
Realtor Greg Noonan is once again the number one Listing Agent in La Jolla, according to data compiled by Trendgraphix, for the period between May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011, in the 92037 zip code. One of La Jolla’s top agents for over 30 years, Noonan GREG received the same NOONAN honor for 2010, too. Noonan currently represents the owners of more than 25 properties listed for sale, including six waterfront properties, as well as several high-end “pocket listings” that are being discreetly offered to the market.
Taylor receives ‘Gold Hunten group joins with Caudill team Service’ award Jon-Paul and Elizabeth Hunten, of Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office, announced their affiliation with the Steve and Susan Caudill real estate team. Former sales and marketing professionals in the architecture and interior design fields, the Huntens offer their clients a broad array of skills, experience and insights. Drawing from their com-
JON-PAUL & ELIZABETH HUNTEN
prehensive understanding of architecture and interior design, they help their sellers maximize the visual appeal of their homes and their buyers find the perfect neighborhood and property to fulfill their needs. Jon-Paul and Elizabeth Hunten can be contacted through Prudential California Realty’s Del Mar office at (858) 259-6400.
alism, knowledge and For the second consupport to his or her secutive year, Prudential clients and peers. California Realty’s As the leader of a Rancho Santa Fe office team of accomplished has voted Michael Taylor real estate professionals, the recipient of the Gold Service award.The presti- MICHAEL Taylor provides his gious award is presented TAYLOR clients with attentive to the agent who best exempli- and thorough representation. fies the essence of profession-
Tests of eight Chrysler cars shows progress By Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports’ tests of eight Chrysler vehicles revealed the automaker’s cars are getting better, but their level of improvement varies considerably. The Dodge Durango and Charger have improved the most. Both the V6 and V8 tested versions of the Durango SUV received “Very Good” road test scores. The Charger Rallye also received a “Very Good” road test score. The Town & Country earned a “Very Good.” Its road test score is also considerably improved. CR’s testers were unimpressed by the 200, Avenger, Compass, Journey and Patriot. Despite some improvements, they’re still mediocre vehicles overall. Most of Chrysler’s models have suffered from below-average reliability, according to CR’s Annual Auto Surveys, and the company has consistently logged the lowest average road-test score in CR’s yearly automaker report cards. All of the tested vehicles were updated for 2011. The Charger and Durango were redesigned and the 200, Avenger, Journey and Town & Country were extensively updated. The Patriot and Compass received some minor updates. None of the models tested are Recommended. The Durango, Charger and Town & Country are too new for CR to have adequate reliability data to Recommend. The 200, Avenger, Compass, Journey and Patriot scored too low to be Recommended. CR only Recommends vehicles that have performed well in its tests, have at least average predicted reliability based on CR’s Annual Auto Survey of its more than 7 million print and Web subscribers, and performed at least adequately if crash-tested or included in a government rollover test. Prices for the tested vehicles ranged from $47,375 for the Durango V8 to $22,290 for the Avenger. CR’s findings include: — Dodge Charger. The Charger now has a steady, comfortable ride. The Dodge Charger Rallye Plus ($30,945 MSRP as tested) is powered by a 292-hp, 3.6liter V6 engine that gets 21 mpg overall in CR’s own fuel economy tests. The 60/40-split rear seatbacks easily fold down to expand the trunk area. — Dodge Durango. The redesigned, unibody Durango is much more sophisticated than the body-on-frame model it replaced. The Dodge Durango V6 ($43,785 MSRP as tested) is powered by a 290-hp, 3.6-liter TURN TO CONSUMER ON B11
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JULY 15, 2011
San Pasqual Academy grad to compete in Open Second-seeded Zoe Scandalis, who graduated from San Pasqual Academy this past May, defeated Jessica Roland of Los Angeles, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in two hours and 40 minutes to win the Mercury Insurance Open Presented by Tri-City Medical Center Opportunity Tournament at the Laguna Niguel Racquet Club, July 9. Scandalis, 17, is currently ranked 977 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, and will receive a wild card into the qualifying draw of the Mercury Insurance Open, which begins July 30 at The La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad. For Scandalis, the chance to play in the qualifying event of the Mercury Insurance Open is like a dream come true. “I really, really wanted the opportunity to play (at La Costa). It’s kind of like my home pro tournament,” she said. Having watched previous women’s professional tournaments at The La Costa Resort and Spa since she was a child, Scandalis has special memories from those events including watching Venus and Serena Williams in action and having her photo taken with Maria Sharapova. Scandalis, who will begin her intercollegiate tennis career at the University of Southern California later this August, has high aspirations for the future. “I want to be at the Slams. I think I have a really, really big game,” she said. “My dream is to be at the Slams and playing under the lights of the U.S. Open.” Scandalis plays her first qualifying match in the Mercury Insurance Open at the La Costa Resort and Spa July 30, where she will be looking for more than an opportunity to gain match experience. “When I play at
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my highest level, I can compete with anyone. I really believe that. I’m looking to win,” she said. Scandalis has been playing on the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Challenger Circuit and in International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures events. Her appearance in the Mercury Insurance Open will not be the first time she has played in a WTA Premier tournament. Last year she played in qualifying at the WTA tournament in New Haven, Conn., where she lost in the first round. “This time, I’m a little older and mentally stronger,” she said. “It is just fantastic to see a young player like Scandalis come through and win one of our Opportunity Tournaments. With her hard work and determination, she
is an inspiration to other players,” said Raquel Giscafre, Mercury Insurance Open tournament director. “She is on her way to getting to the next level in her tennis career and she is a player to watch for in the future.” The 2011 Mercury Insurance Open field will be highlighted by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, twotime defending US Open champion and reigning Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters, former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, current world No. 3 Vera Zvonareva, 2010 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 2010 runner up Agnieszka Radwanska and other top stars on the WTA Tour including Daniela Hantuchova, Flavia Pennetta, Andrea Petkovic, Julia Goerges, Coco Vandeweghe, Christina McHale and Melanie Oudin.
Save the dates for fundraisers Tickets are now on sale for the Liquid Nation Ball benefit and live auction hosted by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Sept. 17. The event will be held at the oceanfront home of Fernando Aguerre to benefit 13 surf-related humanitarian organizations. Only 350 tickets will be available on a first-come, firstserve basis. For more information or to be added to the mailing list to receive ticket sale informa-
tion, contact Kelly Keenan at email@example.com or visit liquid-nation.com. Mark your calendars to join the Guide Dogs of the Desert at Del Mar County Club in Rancho Santa Fe for an invitational golf tournament Aug. 8. The event will begin with a luncheon at noon, followed by tournament play at 1:30 p.m. and an awards ceremony in the evening. The cost is $500 per person including lunch, golf, green fees, golf cart, promo-
tional gift gag, and awards. For those attending the luncheon only, the cost is $75 per person. Guide Dogs of the Desert, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation offers safe mobility, loving companionship and the “miracle of independence” to the blind through the use of a guide dog. Reserve early, as space is limited. Call Debbie SlossCoyle to RSVP at (760) 3296257.
The La Jolla Fashion Film Festival will unveil never before seen portraits of Andy Warhol, during the festival’s after party at Barfly July 29. Photographer Karen Bystedt, who will also be attending the event, took the portraits. As a creative young photographer and freshman at
NYU film school her encounter with Warhol at the Factory turned out to be a rare moment as Warhol found this young artist intriguing in her approach to Warhol himself. “It seemed to strike a chord with Warhol when I asked to shoot him as a model,” Bystedt said.
For Warhol installation information, contact Artist’s Representative Arlene Weiss at: arlene@thenetworktalent. For more information on the festival, visit LJFFF.com or call (619) 8893238. The film festival is held in the world class theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla.
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Sample Riesling wines The Grand Del Mar resort is offering guests the opportunity to sample wines from the Riesling selections through September. All of the wines come from producers in Austria, France and Germany as part of the resort’s summer-long Summer of Riesling 2011 event. Guests may sample the wines at any of the three venues at The Grand Del Mar, including the Addison, Amaya and Lobby Lounge. The resort’s Club M will also be participating in the event. The wines featured will be available at $10 per glass. “We are thrilled to be a part of the Summer of Riesling this year,” said Jesse Rodriguez, The Grand Del Mar wine director. The Grand Del Mar will be the only San Diego location participating in the event. For more information,
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Team USA selects TPHS grad Water polo player Cory Nasoff, a 2007 Torrey Pines graduate and Cal Bears runner up N C A A finalist, has been selected as one of only 13 w a t e r players to compete CORY NASOFF for Team USA in the World University Games, Aug. 11 through Aug. 23 in Shenzhen, China. Team USA has been slotted in Group C along with Serbia, France, and Singapore and will meet those teams in group play to start off the tourney opening with Singapore on August 11. Team USA has had success in the event earning consecutive first place finishes in 1991 and 1993.The United States last competed in the World University Games in 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia claiming a sixth place finish.
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Wolf Center offers eye into the wild Just minutes east, in our local mountains, you will find an unexpected entry into the world native wild animals at the California Wolf Center. Thanks to the center, the endangered Mexican wolf received a much-needed boost to its population this spring as four pups (two males and two females) were born at the California Wolf Center. The pups have now been given their initial medical examination, microchip, and vaccinations. All of the pups are healthy and in good condition. They have even been assigned official SSP
stud book numbers: f1226, f1227, m1228 and m1229. Venturing from their den at just four weeks of age, the pups have been busy exploring their environment. By the fifth week, the pups were weaned and eating meat that the adults had brought to the den. By early winter, the pups will approach adult size. For anyone working on a career in the care and welfare of animals in the wild, veterinarian Mark Johnson, of Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. offers a Wildlife Handling seminar each January, next
year Jan. 12 through Jan. 14 at the California Wolf Center, Reigistration opens Sept. 1. The cost in $625 for early registration; $650 after Dec. 25. The course is open to wildlife (field and captive) personnel, veterinarians and vet technicians, field biologists, animal control professionals, and students, including personnel from zoos, captive breeding facilities, and national and state parks. For more information, visit californiawolfcenter.org. The Mexican wolf is one TURN TO CENTER ON B11
Alzheimer’s Rotarians continue service legacy Alzheimer As the owners of Vitamin Guy, we have a strong personal interest in Brain Health. Each of our living parents has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and each suffers to varying degrees. We have not been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but we know that everything we do today will impact the likelihood of our suffering from this devastating disease. In order to improve our brain health, and minimize the impact of any disease, we eat a healthy diet, exercise our bodies, train our minds and take vitamins and supplements, which enhance our overall health, especially our brain health. It’s never too early, or too late, to start protecting your healthy brain. To find out more about our “Actions Against Alzheimer’s” go to www.vitaminguy.com or call (760) 268-1001.
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Sunrise Rotary President ments of the club’s 33 active in our local communities and Jan Parsons highlighted the members this past year in the world. Some of the highprojects and accomplish- helping those less fortunate lights of the celebration included the presentation of checks of $5,623 to the club’s three major beneficiaries of funds raised from their 15th annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament, which netted a record $42,925. Recipients included Suzie Colby from the Community Resource Center, Jenny Norfleet from Social Advocates for Youth and Lynn Bazquez from Voices for Children. The DMSB Rotary club was also proud to present its first High Ethical Standards Award to Jeffrey Church and DO-GOODERS !"#$%&'()*%+',,-%.#"(&'')*%/01*%2-,,%34567'5*%8#9:'; NIKA Water for their strong (#"% <=9&>"',% 4,>% /759'% <#&?-*% <@<% "':'9A'% :=':B;% ("#$% )='% /7,"9;' commitment to practicing @#)4"-% <&7?C% <#$$7,9)-% /'"A9:'% <=49";% @#;'4,,% D94554% +#,';% 4,> high ethical standards and @4,>-%+#,';%E9)=%<&7?%D"';9>',)%+4,%D4";#,;%='&F%E9)=%)='%F"';',)4G public values and in recogni)9#,;C Courtesy photo tion to their outstanding business model of giving back and to environmental concerns. The meeting concluded with the presentation of the Rotarian of the Year Award to Charles Foster. The Del Mar/Solana Beach Rotary Club is a service organization of business, professional and volunteer INDEPENDENT EXPERTS leaders who belong to the 1.2 million-member Rotary Factory Trained • Dealer Diagnostics International.The Club meets Genuine Parts • Dealer Specialty Tools at the Doubletree Hotel in Carmel Valley Friday mornLoaner Cars On Site • Smog Service • Servicing ings from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. For • Repairs • Parts • 18 Years in Carlsbad more information, contact President Kirk Collins at (619) 254-8234 or Membership Chair Richard Fogg at (858) 945-8718.
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A 17-year-old gang member was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting July 9 near Joe Balderrama Park and police are seeking the public’s help in finding the suspect. The attack is believed to be gang-related, police said. The teenage victim was a documented gang member, according to the Oceanside Police Department. Police responded to calls for shots heard in the area of Joe Balderram Park’s tennis courts, and the juvenile was found on the ground near the tennis courts at the 1400 block of Bush Street. He was transported to Scripps Trauma Center at shortly after 2 a.m., and was
pronounced dead at 7:29 a.m., according to police. A witness reported to police that shots came from a white sedan that was headed eastbound at the 1400 block of Bush Street. The last location that vehicle was seen was headed northbound on San Diego Street, said Lt. Leonard Mata of the Oceanside Police Department. Whether or not the suspect was the only occupant in the vehicle hasn’t been determined. The victim’s name has also not yet been released. Investigators canvassed the area for evidence and witnesses, and have a tip line set up that anyone with any information can call at (760) 435-4910.
Mercury Insurance renews title sponsorship with La Costa Mercury Insurance, specializing in personal auto and homeowners’ insurance, has renewed its title sponsorship of the Mercury Insurance Open presented by Tri-City Medical Center through 2012. “We are very pleased to continue our sponsorship of this world-class event, and we’re looking forward to an even bigger and better tournament this summer,” said Erik Thompson, advertising director for Mercury Insurance. Mercury Insurance was directly responsible for the return of women’s professional tennis to the greater San Diego area in 2010 after a two-year hiatus, according to Raquel Giscafre, tournament director of the Mercury Insurance Open. “This tournament has meant so much to the com-
munity over the years and we are thankful Mercury helped bring it back to life,” Giscafre said. “It really shows how dedicated Mercury is to its customers and the Southern California tennis community. This event has a huge impact on the San Diego area, both financially and emotionally, and we are excited about the opportunity to continue growing this event.” The 2011 Mercury Insurance Open, a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) event, will be held July 30 through Aug. 7 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Individual tournament tickets are on sale at MercuryInsuranceOpen.co m or by phone at (760) 9307032. The tournament is currently offering ticket packages, also at (760) 930-7032.
Summer cooking camp to instill healthy eating habits Cooking Camp Route 66 is a new summer camp program recently implemented at the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Center for a Healthy Lifestyle. Cooking Camp Route 66 teaches children to learn about the history and geography of the United States while also gaining knowledge about the food eaten in areas from Los Angeles to Chicago along Route 66. The importance of healthy living in the future is an important skill that needs to be learned and embraced by children at a young age. This camp is a chance for children to
become aware of the healthy food that is available through the United States and allows them to learn the skills needed to prepare these dishes at home for family and friends. This opportunity also allows children to learn about the United States and hopefully will spark their desire to travel to these places in the future and experience the great food offered. For more information about summer cooking camps offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, contact the main office at (858) 720-2180 or visit positiveplacesd.org.
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JULY 15, 2011
We are truly blessed to be living in America MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch While many in Rancho Santa Fe celebrated the parade on July 4, I was out of town for the first time in years during this particular weekend. I spent my holiday back in Spirit Lake, Iowa with my family. I know what you are thinking — rows of corn, flat fields and a fly over state. However, this local town in northern Iowa is a wonderful resort area that is as picturesque as a Norman Rockwell painting. Watching the fireworks from my parents’ boat at night on Lake Okoboji rates up there as one of the best patriotic exhibits I have ever witnessed. The evening felt magical. On a side note, have you noticed the July 4 weekend is one of the happiest holidays during the year? As I was traveling back to the Midwest, travelers seemed more relaxed and less frazzled than other holidays. Maybe it’s the long weekend, or the fact most employees enjoy a paid vacation. Or could it be that most Americans truly are patriotic and care about this country? I think so. Anyway, I hope you had an excellent weekend, too. I hope your heart was filled with inspiration and pride for living in the best country in the world. We are all so very blessed.
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On July 1, I ventured to downtown Spirit Lake with my sister and mom to this wonderful place called The Market. If you are looking for a health food store like a Jimbos in a small town, you will probably be out of luck. Not so for the residents in this small town.This quaint restaurant, attached to the mini-market of the health food store, is painted in bright yellow with
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the most gorgeous tiled floor. You can enjoy organic dishes; order sparkling Perrier and other healthy drinks, while relaxing at your table. This outing happened to be my favorite moment of each day. Featured here, is my sister Tracy with our mother, Micky Kay Penn. I have also included one photo of Hill Street where The Market is located. On July 4, my sister and I headed to the YMCA for our daily workout. Right beside the gym was the cutest teenage girl selling corn under an umbrella. Yes, I confess, there is corn in Iowa. And guess what? It’s known as “Candy Corn,” instead of sweet corn, which I found interesting. My sister kept saying, “Let’s buy some candy corn,” and I kept looking for the kettle corn booth like you see at the fair (silly me). Here is a fun shot of Tracy standing with a local resident that day. Yes, there are pretty girls in Iowa. Later that night we watched the fireworks on the
lake with hundreds of other residents and boaters scattered in the darkness. This evening almost felt magical to me. My son ran back to me at the end of the boat and said, “See, mom, told you it was way better than you thought.” He also let me know that he would be moving to Spirit Lake when he was an adult, which I found rather sweet. Of course, I am hoping this inclination fades and he stays in California! I would share a photo, but I’m not sure it will really turn out well in print in the newspaper. On July 5, I left Spirit Lake and descended at LAX Airport. What’s wonderful about getting away on a vacation is that it truly makes you appreciate your own life and schedule. That old adage, “You can never go home, again,” is absolutely true. Though we may miss our childhood and our immediate family, age and time will manage to prevent you from truly returning. And, I must add, for the first time in my life I
understand that saying. Let’s just say, driving back to San Diego, while the ocean glimmered to the west of the freeway, I was one enthusiastic girl to return home to California.
On July 2, Rancho Santa Fe’s piano man Randy Beecher celebrated his birthday at Mille Fleurs with fans and local residents. Hope it was a wonderful day, Randy! Thanks for adding so many wonderful memories to my life as well. Also, just in case you haven’t heard, Mille Fleurs is launching a “Singles Night” on the first Thursday of each month. So if you are single and you are looking to mingle, this is the place to be in Rancho Santa Fe on the first Thursday of each month. If you would like more information on this, you can e-mail Randy at Beecher1@cox.net. In town July 3, The Pan American Cup Finals were held at the San Diego Polo field. The weekend event
included a featured band, the “classic divot stomp” like in the movie, “Pretty Woman,” and prizes for guests. Featured here in the winner photo are Krista Bonaguidi, Chris Collins, Mariano Fassetta, and Alvaro Tadeo (holding his daughter, Valentina). Also featured from that day are the publishers of FINE Magazine, Heather and John Winfield. It looks like that was an amazing event for the locals here in San Diego. For more information on that particular event, here is the link: sandiegopolo.wordpress.com/ 2011/07/06/pan-american-cupfinals-4th-of-july-celebration/. On July 6, I received some wonderful news from my favorite bed and breakfast in the San Diego area, Jamul Haven. If you are looking for a “Stay-cation,” this is a five-star International B&B you must check out. The owners, William Roetzheimand Marianne are wonderful, inviting and really
take amazing care of their guests. Right now they are offering a promotion: buy twoweek nights and receive one free until the end of the year. Here is their web site jamulhaven.com I stayed with them for my 39th birthday last year and since then I receive their monthly newsletters, which I just love reading. Also, on Aug. 6, Jamul Haven B&B will be hosting a reading by James Reynolds, “The Shakespeare You Never Knew,” a parody. I have featured innkeeper Marianne Roetzheim with assistant innkeeper, Rosalba in this lovely photo. If you have a fun event you would like Machel Penn to cover, contact her at email@example.com.
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The ultimate camp cooking MARIALISA CALTA Kiss the Cook
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New York City’s High Line rail rises above all E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road The humidity in Midtown Manhattan, according to the local network weatherperson, is 100 percent, but it’s not raining. If we breathe too hard we’ll drown, I think. But as far as I can tell, soggy air doesn’t seem to bother the New Yorkers who trek purposefully north and south on Park Avenue on this June morning. They cross against
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the lights; talk on cell phones; stare straight ahead. They stop only to buy hot dogs, kebobs or ice cream from food trucks parked in the crosswalks. Near collisions with taxis are taken in stride. I’m on a mission myself. I have one day in New York City and I want to find the High Line, a new mile-long green belt that runs down Manhattan’s West Side. It’s also about three stories in the air. This elevated, out-of-service local rail line, thanks to public and private money, has been converted into a beautiful verdant space that takes visitors and residents to a quiet retreat above the urban hustle-bustle. The High Line rail was built in the 1930s to eliminate dangerous trains from Manhattan streets, according to the website, thehighline.org. The tracks were closed in 1980, but two decades later, Friends of the High Line was formed to save the tracks from demolition. Construction of the park began in 2006, with the southern half-mile, from Gansevoort Street north to West 20th Street, opening in June 2009. The northern half-mile, from West 20th Street north to West 30th Street, opened in midJune. I have coerced my husband, Jerry, and friend Dan Devine, a semi-retired financial planner who has taken the
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train in from Kingston, N.Y., to help me search for the High Line. Jerry is the first to spot one of the newly constructed staircases. We climb three stories and emerge to find a narrow nirvana that looks welcoming even under cloudy skies and occasional cloudbursts. It offers a whole mile of artistic real estate that is a mix of plants, shrubs, flowers and multi-textured hardscape. Landscape designers have ingeniously planted so that there will be something in bloom from late January to mid-November. “We were in the middle of the city but weren’t part of the activity below,” Dan observed later. “And I could see there was new construction along the High Line. That means more jobs, more economic activity, more attractive neighborhoods. I think this is a case where the money was well spent and will create a multiplier effect on economic activity in the area.” We stroll south and are delighted by the bursts of color and intermittent seating that resembles works of art.We stop to chat with architect Jose Vidal, a New Yorker for 53 years who lives in Times Square. “The original proposals
This summer, with any luck at all, you will find yourself in the great outdoors. And you will be hungry. Whether at a lakeside cottage, a beach rental, a tent in the woods or an RV in a state park, you will likely be struggling with an illequipped kitchen, marginal refrigeration, and a stove, fire or grill that refuses to light. And you will be hungry. With all these difficulties, you will prepare an entree of all-bean chili (you forgot the meat), a “salad” of canned green beans with bacon fat and vinegar dressing, and a blueberry cobbler half-burned in a campfire. And you will be in heaven, because one of the few undeniable truths of life, along with death and taxes, is that food cooked outdoors tastes way better than food cooked at home. And food cooked outdoors in spite of obsctacles — uneven heat, missing ingredients, mosquito hordes — tastes best of all. This is triumphant cooking. Or, as a new book calls it, “Ultimate Camp Cooking,” (Andrews McMeel, 2011). Authors Mike Faverman and Pat Mac are avid cooks and stand-up comedians who took their act on the road in a RV. They’ve produced videos, entertained at conventions, and generally yukked it up over gas grills and campfires. Along the way, they have come up with a variety of tasty recipes. Faverman and Mac have lots of good tips about planning for a camping trip, and almost too much to say on the subject of cleanliness and food safety. But their fussfree recipes would be welcome at a weekend beach retreat or deer camp, and you may find you want to cook some of them in the comfort of your own kitchen. Sprinkle some pine needles around, scent the air with bug dope, and you’ll feel like you are in the great outdoors.
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6 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded 1 to 3 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the pasta and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until done but still firm, about 11 minutes. Drain and set aside. Cook the sausage in a large skillet set over high heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add the butter and enough broth to cover the sausage. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then add the broccoli and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, add the cheeses, and stir until melted. Place the pasta in a big bowl, add the turkey mixture, sprinkle with red pepper flakes and serve. Yield: 4 to 6 servings Recipe from “Ultimate Camp Cooking,” by Mike Faverman and Pat Mac (Andrews McMeel, 2011).
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8 large eggs 1/2 cup milk salt and pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green CASE PASTA or red bell pepper 3 cups bow tie pasta 1/2 cup chopped button 1 pound turkey sausage mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1/2 cup chopped zucchiand minced ni 2 tablespoons unsalted 1/2 cup chopped yellow butter squash 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth, plus more as needBeat the eggs and milk ed together and season with salt 1/2 pound broccoli, and pepper. Divide equally chopped among 4 to 6 (1-gallon) 8 ounces mascarpone resealable plastic bags. TURN TO HIT THE ROAD ON B11 cheese Combine all the vegetables and divide equally among the bags. Seal the bags. Fill a large pot threequarters full with water and bring to a boil. Drop the bags
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into the water and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or longer, until eggs are firm. When firm to the touch, take them out and serve. Note: Additions could include chopped, cooked bacon, ham or sausage. A dash of hot sauce added to the eggs and milk adds zip. Yield: 4 to 6 servings Recipe from “Ultimate Camp Cooking,” by Mike Faverman and Pat Mac (Andrews McMeel, 2011).
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1 (14.75-ounce) can salmon, preferably wild Alaska salmon 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup cracker crumbs (from saltines or other crackers) 1/4 cup chopped scallions 1 egg white 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper butter or oil for frying tartar sauce and/or lemon wedges, for serving In a medium bowl, combine salmon, mayonnaise, cracker crumbs, scallions, egg white, lemon juice and seasoning. Mix well; shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add salmon cakes; cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Serve with tartar sauce and/or lemon wedges. Yield: 4 salmon cakes, about 2 main course servings Recipe from my files.
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JULY 15, 2011
Sunset Soiree raises funds for improvements to village area By Bianca Kaplanek
About 100 people gathered July 9 at the beachfront home of longtime Del Mar resident Jenny Craig, cofounder of the eponymous weight-loss program, to raise money for downtown revitalization. The Sunset Soiree featured cocktails, tapas and background music provided by guitarist Michael Tiernan. It was sponsored by the Del Mar Village Association, which hopes to make it an annual event at different homes each year. The cost was $250 per person. Because Craig donated almost everything, including complimentary valet parking, nearly all money raised will be used to improve the village area. “This was all made possible by one very, very gracious and generous person,” Matthew Bergman, DMVA president, said referring to Craig. “One person wanting to help by bringing people together is pretty incredible,” he said. “This is such a great city,” Craig said. “I think everyone wants to keep it like it is — a quaint coastal town. That’s something I’d like to be a part of.” Bergman also credited Sissy Alsabrook, Karen
Powell and Barbara Inbody for helping to coordinate the event. “Sissy and Jenny are good friends,” Alsabrook’s husband, Roger, said. “Sissy just asked Jenny to help and this is the result.” Bergman said part of the
money raised will be used for visualizations, such as 3-D architectural renderings. “Those can really help people understand what revitalization means,” Bergman said. “I don’t think anyone is opposed to revitalization because everyone benefits.”
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North County residents are partial to, and very picky about their Mexican cuisine. We don’t hesitate to find ways to bring Mexican flavor and ingredients into all kinds of traditional dishes. The Mexican lasagna at the Leucadia home of Linda Collier and her husband Michael is one good example. And even though it already has an odd bi-cultural name to it, to the Colliers it’s also known as “Oink.” This favorite recipe of the Collier’s became rather infamous the very first time FOOD FOR ALL !"#$%&'())"*+,-&.+%#$$%/.01*+2&!")3&4(/+"#2&%)-(&)"5*Linda served it. While 0*+&.+%#$6(10*+,-&7((5"#.8&Photo by LisaHourinPhotography Michael was still an officer in Carlsbad— Linda as treasurer the Marine Corps and they and Mike as Senior Warden. were stationed in 29 Palms, Mexican Lasagna The “lasagna” is given a Linda wanted to make dinner 6 chicken breast halves, south-of-the-border twist with for a good friend whose hus- cooked band was deployed. 2 10-ounce canned toma- traditional Mexican ingredients in place of pasta. It is “I hadn’t made this toes with chilies simple and rich—perfect for a recipe before, but it sounded Chopped cilantro casual but delicious meal. good and I knew my friend, 1 1/4-ounce sliced olives Just don’t expect a lot of Jean Hoelle, was willing to try 8 8-inch flour tortillas conversation when you first anything I came up with,” 2 large avocadoes, sliced serve it up. Collier said. “I served it, and 2 cups sour cream it was so good, as my husband 1 1/2 pounds shredded Jack put it: ‘The only sound we cheese heard for several minutes was the sound of us making pigs Shred chicken meat. of ourselves.’ Combine tomatoes, “It’s become a longstand- cilantro, and olives, crushing family joke. Anytime I ing tomatoes with the back make it now, we end up mak- of a spoon. Spread thin ing pig noises and laughing layer of tomatoes in the before we even take a bite.” bottom of a 13-by-9-inch Both Colliers are now dish. Arrange four tortillas retired and especially love to over tomatoes. Add half travel, especially to Bali.Their the tomato mixture, chickother regular travels take en, avocado slices, cheese. them wherever their Marine Spread on half the sour pilot son-in-law, daughter and cream. Repeat layers. two granddaughters, Lily and Bake uncovered at 325 F Bay, happen to be stationed. for 35 to 45 minutes. They are both also very active Garnish with extra avocado in their church, Holy Cross slices. Episcopal, in South
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Computer pioneer is a brewer at heart By Lillian Cox
Paul Sangster first came to national prominence several years ago when he pioneered the firewall that keeps our computers safe from hackers. Sangster’s ingenuity was recognized again last month at the National Homebrewers Competition in San Diego where he received the most medals, nine to be exact, in the first round of judging. As a member of two local homebrewers’ clubs, QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity) and Barley Engineers, he has won more than 100 awards over the past 2-1/2 years. At the National Homebrewers Competition, Sangster secured a gold medal in the bock category and silver in the English pale ale. He also received the Ninkasi award. Named for the Sumerian Goddess of Beer, the Ninkasi is given to the brewer having the most wins in the final round of competition. Perhaps not as prestigious, but popular nevertheless, his QUAFF club secured the coveted the 2011 “Pissoir d’Or” aka “Golden Urinal” award for bringing the most beer kegs to the conference. Sangster comes by his gift naturally. In 1864 his great great grandfather, John Hauenstein of Minnesota, became one of the first 20 beer brewers in the United States. “I think I’m predisposed to being a brewer,” Sangster says proudly, adding his protégé, Chris Stawney, won a silver medal in the India Pale Ale (IPA) category and a bronze in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer category in the first round. “Paul was the first person to give me feedback on my very first beer,” Stawney remembers. “I’ve won quite a few awards myself and it’s definitely because of the tips and mentoring I’ve received from him. “One of the most important things he
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taught me was temperature control of fermentation.” Stawney added that Sangster was generous in sharing his knowledge of other technical aspects of the process. “He’s very meticulous about everything
he does,” he said. “With IPA, Paul rebrews the same beer and makes small adjustments to make it perfect. He’ll venture out and incorporate different varieties of hops in abundance. He likes to make bigger, hoppier beers as part of his own style.” Stawney revealed why Sangster named his own brewery Double Overhead Brewing Company. “He wants to convey that his are big, massive beers that are ready to crush you,” he said. “If a style of a brown ale is five to seven percent, he’ll make it nine percent. You wouldn’t notice extra alcohol. He makes hoppier beers. He also does dry hopping. That’s going to give a ton of aroma, and a lot of flavor. Paul does a lot of that.” One of the highlights of the conference was “Pro Brewers Night” when contestants had the thrill of having their signature recipe replicated by a professional brewer. Mother Earth Brew Co. in Vista secured another award for Sangster with his “Vanilla Storm,” which combines vanilla beans with Kona and Sumatra coffee. Sangster said he started brewing craft beer in 1992. He stopped in 1995, and then began getting interested again in homebrewing in 2006, particularly Belgium and German beers. “I got more education and became curious about why beers were different,” he said. “Brewing is a combination of art and science. Art is knowing how to get different flavors. Sometimes I model beer on food — like chocolate cherry stout. “Science is the hard part. Once you come up with an idea, you have to figure out how you are going to do it again.” Sangster says his upcoming recipes will incorporate other ingredients right out of the kitchen pantry such as blackstrap molasses and blueberry puree.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been plagued with an extensive tinea versicolor skin infection on my back and abdomen since I was a teenager. I was treated by at least five doctors over the years. One suggested using Selsun Blue shampoo as a lotion overnight for several days, which was unpleasant and only provided a few weeks of relief. The infection even returned within about four to six months of taking oral antifungal medication. My last doctor said these meds were dangerous to the liver. I am an otherwise healthy woman in my 50s. About three years ago, I used the only sunblock I happened to have on hand,Banana Boat for Kids SPF 50. After two days of application following my morning shower, I noticed my tinea versicolor disappearing! I kept applying it daily, and the skin infection completely cleared within about a week. With faithful daily use of this or the “baby” version of the brand, it has never returned. This was such an amazing and accidental discovery — an easy, safe and lowcost remedy — that I must share it to benefit other sufferers. Do you think the key is the 2.4 percent titanium dioxide? I am a label reader, and I don’t recall previously using a lotion with this component. I am concerned that someday the manufacturer will discontinue or change the product, which is another reason I hope you will print this letter. DEAR READER: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection that causes patches of skin to become discolored or lose pigmentation. It is most common in teens and young adults. Symptoms include small, scaly patches of discolored (white,pink,tan or dark brown) skin and possible mild itching. The patches grow slowly and tend to become more noticeable following sun exposure.It usually affects the neck, back, upper arms and chest. Tinea versicolor may be present on healthy skin. It is when the fungus becomes overgrown that infection occurs. This typically happens during warm, humid temperatures when excessive sweating and oily skin become more common. It can also be the result of hormonal changes and a suppressed immune system. Treatment begins with over-the-counter antifungal creams. If these fail to provide improvement or the infection is severe to widespread, prescription topical or oral medications may be necessary. Over-the-counters include Selsun Blue shampoo (or the generic equivalent), miconazole, terbinafine and clotrimozle. Unfortunately, infection can recur. Persistent cases may require once- or twicemonthly medication to prevent the fungus from overgrowing and infection occurring. I don’t know why the sunscreen works for you, but I cannot argue with a three-year success rate. It is inexpensive and safe, so I am passing on your tip to my readers. I hope other sufferers have the same fantastic results you have had. DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 31-year-old single mother who suffers from severe back pain and depression/anxiety.My doctor currently has me taking more than 13 prescription drugs daily. I feel overmedicated, but when I talk to him, all he does it prescribe more pills.What can I do? DEAR READER: Based on your brief note, it appears that your doctor isn’t listening to you at all. I recommend you switch to another physician who will sit down with you to review your medications and determine which ones can be eliminated.You should also have a physical examination and imaging studies to determine the cause of your back pain. I also recommend blood work to check your liver and kidney functions and, more important, to ensure that the medications aren’t causing more harm than good. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including "Live Longer, Live Better” and "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook.” His website is AskDrGottMD.com.
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City celebrates it 25th, unveils community center By Bianca Kaplanek
“This is truly a monument to the community,” Mayor Lesa Heebner said during a July 1 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated Fletcher Cove Community Center. “This is a very exciting and historic day that was a long time coming and a short time in the making,” she said
on a day that also marked the 25th anniversary of the county’s second smallest city. The former World War II Army barracks was moved to its current bluff-top location from Vista in 1944. There have been no significant improvements since then. In 2007 the building was ranked second on a list of 15 facilities that needed to com-
ply with federal and state accessibility laws. “We saw that as a great opportunity to improve (the facility) and off we went,” Heebner said. The project is slated to be completed in three phases. The first phase, completed in November 2010, was mostly grading and improve-
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That will begin when funding becomes available. The cost for the first two phases was approximately $370,000. Funding came from a variety of sources, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the redevelopment agency and donations from the Solana Beach Civic & Historical Society, the Solana Beach
the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP), a binational captive breeding program that supports the reintroduction of the highly endangered Mexican gray wolf into the wild. The California Wolf Center participates in the Mexican Wolf Species
Survival Plan as a breeding facility, currently hosting sixteen endangered Mexican wolves. The Center is one of the largest institutions hosting Mexican wolves in the world. The California Wolf Center is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit education, conserva-
tion, and research center located in Julian, and is dedicated to increasing understanding of all North American wildlife by focusing on the role of the gray wolf in ecosystems. In addition to being a participant in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan,
the California Wolf Center offers educational programs to the general public and dedicated programs called Wolf Encounters for students k—12. The center also supports on-site behavioral research as well as field research in wolf behavior, biology, and ecology
Despite a new engine and interior, the Journey is still a mediocre vehicle. The Dodge Journey Lux AWD ($36,795 MSRP as tested) is powered by a 283-hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers good performance but got only 16 mpg overall. Cargo space is generous. — Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger. The 200 and the Avenger are essentially the same mid-sized sedan. Fuel economy was unimpressive. The Chrysler 200 Limited ($27,825 MSRP as tested) and the Dodge Avenger Mainstreet ($22,290 MSRP as tested) have a standard 173-hp, 2.4-liter fourcylinder engine that gets 21 mpg overall in CR’s own fuel economy tests. The 200 has a
small trunk for its class; the Avenger’s is larger. Trunk space can be expanded in both cars by folding the 60/40-rear seatbacks. — Jeep Compass and Patriot.The Compass and the Patriot, basically the same
vehicle, both provide a compliant ride. The Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4 ($24,985 MSRP as tested) and the Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 ($24,400 MSRP as tested) are both powered by a noisy and sluggish 172-
hp, 2.4-liter four cylinder engine. The Compass gets 22 mpg overall; the Patriot, 21 mpg. It’s easy to fold down the 60/40 rear seatbacks, creating a good-sized cargo bay.
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V6 engine that works hard to provide modest acceleration and gets 17 mpg overall. The Durango V8 ($47,375 as tested) is powered by a 360-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that gets 14 mpg overall. Cargo and towing capacity is generous. — Chrysler Town and Country. The updated Town & Country is much improved but still falls short of the best minivans. The Town & Country Touring-L ($37,505 MSRP as tested) has a powerful 283-hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine that gets 17 mpg overall. Cargo volume is generous; most versions have seats that fold flat into the floor. — Dodge Journey.
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oil in your home? As one who really pays attention to supermarket prices, it’s hard for me to believe that a jar of mayonnaise or a can of tuna costs twice as much in New Jersey or Arizona as it does in Indiana. You say that Social Security and Medicare are the same all over the country. This is an anomaly that many think should be adjusted. Thanks again for your wonderful letter. It’s nice to know there are folks out there who are content with what they have and are very happy to recommend their part of the world to others.
While a big-city breakfastwithout coffee can cost more than $5, I’m wondering about the $10 steak, eggs, potatoes and toast breakfast. I don’t think the prices in the chain restaurants vary 50 percent. I’m sure there is a little variation in price, but it’s not that substantial. There’s no question that real estate in many cases is considerably less expensive. On the other hand, there are parts of the country that have taken it on the chin with real estate just like the folks on the coasts. You mentioned that the only things Send questions to Smart Money, P.O. you pay the same for are cars. Box 503, Elfers, FL 34680, or e-mail How about the gas? The fuel them to email@example.com. .
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for the High Line were so outrageous that I felt it would never happen,” he said. “Today I feel that the High Line is a great success because the idea is very simple, that of a linear garden above the city. My mother lives on 24th Street, and when I go to 14th to shop at the Chelsea Market, I take the scenic route to my mother's apartment.” The High Line also is wheelchair accessible, allowing Vidal to take his mother for walks. “Everyone in NYC loves the High Line,” he adds. “It provides a few seconds of peace for an anxietyfilled New Yorker.” We continue walking south and pass a shiny new water fountain. I push the button and — it speaks to me. Really. A man’s voice extols the virtues of good hydration, and when I tell Dan, he has to try it for himself — and more than once. It’s enough to send him into a soliloquy about the Big Apple. “I can spend the day in the city and have expensive meals, great service and fine atmosphere,” he said, “or I could take the train to Grand Central, see the sights, enjoy, relax, dine on my PB&J and truly experience the city. The High Line is just another reason why I love New York.” It’s time to head back to our hotel so we’ll be on time for a dinner engagement. I hate to leave the High Line. I take a last long look at the green mile and hope I’ll return someday. For historical photos of the High Line, visit thehighline.org/galleries/images/tag s/historical. E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NEW CARPET 12 X12 ft, manufacturer: Fabrica; Collector: Sondoval, color: lisbon-holly (soft gray); Style: Friezze, $150. (760) 944-6460.
Items For Sale 200 Antiques LONGABERGER SMALL BASKET Maple 1989, 15” X 10” X 6”, swinging handles, liner protector, woven splints, never used, $100. (760) 4369933 WWII AMMO CONTAINER Collector’s item, $49. (760) 729-6044.
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Computer / Electronics HP PRINTER 5440; $25 (760) 721-825
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Miscellaneous “JOHN LENNON” HARDBACK 1985 - First Amer. Edition - 624 pgs - new condition + Maldives Mint Lennon stamp, $30. (760) 8453024. 15 GALLON PLANTS & MORE Fan Palms, Crown-ofthorns, Jade, Loquot, Black Pines, Macadamia Nuts, Aloe Vera, $35. each. (760) 436-6604 18 PIECE BBQ SET with carrying case, brand new, in good condition $15 (760) 672-4380 2 CAFTANS satin, med/large, colorful, never used, $15 ea. (760) 599-9141. (760) 599-9141 22”X20” JADE CARVING Large Soochow jade carving, 22” x 20”. (760)599-7219. (760) 599-7219 3 PIECE PATIO SET 2 chairs with high backs & a round glass table, $100. (760) 7263482
BANDSAW Chicago, horizontal metal cutting, 3/4, horsepower motor with extra blades, $150. Also, Tablesaw, Craftman 10”, needs motor, $25. (760) 729-2421
HOOVER HAND HELD VACUUM Heavy duty, like new, $29. (760) 729-6044
CALENDAR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART by Michael Seewald, 1950, 17” X 21 1/2”, cellophane cover, never opened, collector’s item, $75. (760) 436-9933
HOT box of fifty hot wheels in original packaging. random models. $40 (760) 726-8491
CHARBROIL PORTABLE GAS GRILL assembled and BRAND NEW! including propane tank and grill brush $33 call (760) 944-7717
JEWELRY BOX Musical, etchd glass door, 4-drawers, 9” W X 11” tall, $14; three fancy cocktail rings, $7 each. (760) 599-9141
COWBOY BOOTS Black leather, fancy, 9 1/2 W, as new, $85. (760) 643-1945
KENNEL Pet mate extra large kennel, very good condition $50 (760) 944-9004
DEEP BICYCLE BASKET Bell brand, handlebar attached, white/metal, never used, $16. (760) 599-9141.
LENOX CHINA Large birdhouse cookie jar, colorful birds, $55. (760) 643-1945
DESIGNER SUNGLASS CASES Various collection & sizes, all new, $5 - 10 each. (760) 944-6460 DOG CRATE Medium sized, $25. Clean, airplane-friendly, Petmate Vari Kennel. Durable wire windows with rear vents. Heavy duty kennel fasteners and a secure locking door. Meets USDA and IATA requirements for shipping live animals. (760) 715-7773 DOG RAMP Heavy plastic with carrying handle, carpet lined, $50. (760) 207-2927. ELECTRICAL SIGN Wood/glass/water sounds, 16”W X 12”L, South Seas, palm trees, hut, water, $15. (760) 599-9141. ELECTRONIC DOG-TRAINING COLLAR $99. The Dogtra 175NCP is an entry -level companion dog trainer for medium-large breeds, has a 400yard range, and a durable waterproof receiver, waterresistant transmitter and rechargeable Ni-MH batteries. Lightweight and non-obtrusive collar. Used once. Comes with new owner’s manual. $99 solid. (760) 715-7773
INDOOR BRASS POT 12 1/2” high, 12” wide, with two brass handles, $25. (760) 944-6460
LIKE NEW HUNTER AIR PURIFIER. $99.00-hunter 30381 hepatech air purifier features a whisper-quiet fan that draws air into the unit without excessive noise. Operational manual included. Pictures available. (760) 8421970 MASSAGER BY HOMEDICS With heat - back massager can be seen on Craigslist, $25. (760) 412-7878 MEN’S SANDALS Size 13, “Orthaheel Wave”, Orthodic brand flip-flops. New, never worn, kahki color, paid $54. Bargain at #39. (760) 944-6460
OLD MANUAL TYPEWRITER $35. (760) 4968936. OUTDOOR WALL MOUNT $30 Beautiful LAMP Minkska Outdoor Lavery Wall lamp. Die Cast Aluminum with Bent Beveled Glass and Powder Coat Finish. Finish with Antique Bronze. Uses 1100W Med. Base Bulbs. Paid $50; never used. Still in box. (760) 715-7773 PICNIC BASKET Brown wicker with plastic plates, cups, utensils & cloth napkins & tablecloth, $17. (760) 5999141. PLANTS/CACTI & SUCCU“Mother-in-Law LENTS Tonque”, 4 ft. tall, $40; “Agave Mediopicta”, 4” & 8” pots, $12 for both. (760) 944-6460. ROOM DIVIDER 40” wide, 5 ft. tall, 20” deep, $20. (760) 496-8936 SEARS KENMORE SEWING MACHINE Portable with table & manual, 10-12 years old, not a 3 arm, $50. Also an entertaining folding table, $30. (760) 758-8958. SHARP TV 24” screen, very good picture with remote, $75. (760) 942-7430. SKATEBOARD Stickboard/card-board Skateboard, $75. (760) 753-3616.
METAL BEDFRAME WITH WHEELS $10. (760) 496-8936.
SKYLIGHTS (2) Brand New (22”L X 17”W), Domed, white, opaque. Beautiful. We bought but never installed (Paid $60/each). $50 for both. (760) 715-7773
MISC. KITCHENWARE for sale (due to Home foreclosure sale) - $30 for all. (760) 4344705
T-MOBILE PREPAID/CONTRACT Motorola Cliq XT. Can be seen on Craigs List, $70. (760) 412-7878.
MEN’S SHOES Size 13, “Rockport” - gray suede with black, $10. Used, good condition. (760) 944-6460.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR PRINT Black & white, wood frame/ plexiglass, 38”W X 26”L $20. (760) 599-9141. FIREWOOD FOR SALE Quality Eucalyptus, pine, oak & citrus, any size load avaiable. (760) 942-7430. FOLDING CHAISE LOUNGE green webbing, good condition, $15. (760) 496-8936. FOOD SAVER White vacuum/seal with new roll of bags included, 16” long X 3” tall, $20. (760) 599-9141. GARDENING ITEMS Some terracotta & ceramic pots & saucers, pot feet, bamboo & green metal stakes, etc... all for $18. (760) 944-6460
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TEMPUR-PEDIC WONDERSEATS (2) from the “Healthy Back Store”. The comfort cushion built to provide comfortable seating posture. It’s portable, weighs 2 lbs and is 16” X 13”. One is brand new and the other gently used. Original packages $60 and $50. (760) 944-6460
TENNIS RACQUET Prince Extender, 4 3/8 grip, powerful, good condition, $20. (760) 6322487
Personal Assistant, Professional Organizer, Interior Decorator for home or office. Redecorate your home or rearrange existing furnishings. Help paying bills create filing systems, errands, meal preparation, driving to appointments, event and travel planning,10 years experience. Free consultation
TWO COCKTAIL RINGS $10 each. (760) 599-9141 TWO TENNIS RACQUETS $14 each. Lady Bancroft “Quart King”, Men’s Spalding “ACE Long 28.5, excellent condition. (760) 599-9141 VINTAGE CANISTER SET (4) 2 large, 2 small, brown metal with chrome lids, $8. (760) 496-8936 WATER SHOES by Speedo, men’s size 9, $15 (760) 9425692 WHITE IRONSTONE CHINA Independence pattern by Castleton, service for 6, 60 pieces total, $50. Or best offer. (760) 434-4705
Items Wanted JACK DANIELS Collector looking for old jd or lem motlow bottles and advertising or display items. Up to $149 each (760) 630-2480 WANTED Wanted Used Saxophones, flutes, clairnets, any condition, will pay cash. 760-346-9931 (760) 705-0215. BEDROOM DRESSER & 2 night tables, must be in good condition & reasonable. 951334-4262 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS WANTED Any Type, Any Brand. Will pay up to $10 a box. Call Ronda at (760) 5937033.
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BASEBALL GLOVE Dual finger, easy catch web, like new, $18. (760) 599-9141
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TENNIS RACKET Pro Kennex, silver ace, graffite, $25 (760) 942-5692
PRIVATE ESTATE YACHT CHEF Over 15 years experience - desires full or part-time chef position at your estate. I also grow organic fruit, vegetables & herbs that I can utilize in my healthy cooking. References available. Please contact Donna at email@example.com or (760) 300-9692.
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MEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKE 24” 21-speed mountain bike, shifters on handlebars with centerfold brakes, $70. (760) 942-7430.
MBA w/6+ years project/construction management experience. I can manage projects at your estate, coordinate contractors, and meet with vendors. Sierra Estate Services. Call Chris 858-752-9779 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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BASEBALL BAT BAG Black duck cloth, $10. (760) 5999141
GOLF BALLS 100, name brands, top condition, 20 cents each. Also, putter, The Solid Brass Company, perfect condition, $20. (760) 436-9933
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1992 TOYOTA CAMRY Automatic, power steering, brakes, windows, stereo, CD player, special rim tires, title & smogged, $2,700. (760) 4532513. MAZDA SPORT Miata, mx, turbo, 2 seater, black soft top with cover, cd stereo, air, manual, (stick 6 speed), performance tires with spare, apprx. 38,000 miles. (760) 207-0073 San Marcos, $15,950.00 0B0.
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SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski
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replanted by community volunteers. The facility will provide about 1,000 square feet of community meeting space. It will be the new home for the Del Sol Lions Club and once again be the site for the community sing-alongs. The ribbon-cutting event also included music by Metro, an ‘80s tribute band, children’s arts and crafts provided by Art a la Carte 101, a city history and a laser light show.
order. Keep the door between the home and an attached garage closed at all times. Perhaps the easiest thing to do to protect your family is to install a CO alarm. Similar to smoke alarms, CO alarms detect the presence of CO in the air and make a noise to alert residents when the gas level
approaches harmful levels. Since July 1, the state of California has required all single-family homes with an attached garage or fossil fuel source to install carbon monoxide alarms. Multi-family leased or rental dwellings, such as apartment buildings, have until January 1, 2013. If you suspect CO poisoning has occurred, call 9-11.Ventilate the area, turn off
potentially problematic appliances and leave the house. Do not re-enter the building until emergency personnel clears the room. Make sure all medical personnel know you suspect CO poisoning. By installing a CO alarm and familiarizing yourself with symptoms of exposure, you are safeguarding yourself and your family from potential tragedy.
the San Antonio Ballet in 1984.” Delgado went on to perform ballet, contemporary and modern dance professionally throughout the United States, in productions from “Romeo and Juliet” to Laura Dean’s “Arrow of Time,” Bill T. Jones’ “Chatter,” Donald McKayle’s “Avatar” as well as other musicals including “West Side Story.” He was a principal dancer for the Ft. Wayne Ballet Company in Indiana when he met his wife, Marisa Soltis, also a principal dancer. In 2000 they moved to Orange County, performing for Ballet Pacifica. That’s where they met and developed a friendship with fellow dancer Suzie Poetsch. “When Marisa and I moved to North County, we began talking about offering a conditioning class for surfers,” Delgado said. “Marisa suggested we contact Suzie since she was also a surfer who began talking about the same approach to conditioning a few years ago. Suzie was excited about the collaboration and was able to integrate principles of Pilates into the development of SurfTones.” In addition to athletes, Poetsch explains that SurfTones benefits non-athletes who want to get in shape for vacation. “It’s great if you want to try boogie boarding or surfing,” she said. “It will give you a general knowledge of how to move more efficiently in the water.” “SurfTones is conditioning for life with the Aloha spirit,” Delgado said. Classes will be held at Dance Connections in Encinitas and nearby beaches beginning Aug. 1. Delgado currently teaches Adult Ballet Conditioning at the studio. Cost is $20 for a 1-1/4 hour session. For more information, call Delgado at (760) 571-7555 or e-mail adultballetconditioning@ya hoo.com. Poetsch can be reached at (562) 900-7695 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the word so much that I named my first foundation ‘Serendipity International.’” Phillips was able to raise more than $100,000, which he used to build a senior high school and send clothing, shoes, computer parts and other items to support the community. He also adopted two families. He was rewarded for his good deeds in 1997 when he was enstooled as a chief of the Anlo Tribe, an honor for a white man. “The ceremony, which dates back hundreds of years, was performed in a very sacred place in the forest,” he said. “I was carried through the village on a palanquin, accompanied by much drumming and dancing.” The president of Ghana was present at the five-day celebration where Phillips was crowned “Torgbi Dunenyo I of Tsiame.” “Torgbi” means “Chief of the Ewe dialect,” “Dunenyo” means “progress” and “Tsiame” is the village. Now 84, Phillips is recruiting a team to travel to Ghana with him to complete construction of a church. He is also soliciting donations of clothing, food, medicine and educational supplies. The goal of his African Angels Alliance is to create modern, self-sustaining and
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Community Foundation and residents Peter House and Carol Childs. At the ribbon cutting, House and Childs presented the city with a $56,500 check from the historical society and community foundation. “And the bank is not closed,” House said, adding that an additional $1,000 donation was received earlier that
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possible your bad results were just because of the variety of corn, or ma.ybe the corn was harvested too soon. I use the 5-5-5 method. I husk and remove the silks. Then I place the corn in boiling water and blanch them for five minutes. Remove the blanched corn from the water and plunge it into a large bowl of ice water for about five minutes. Remove the corn from the ice water. Store it in freezer bags and remove as much air as possible, or vacuum-seal. When you’re ready to eat the corn, remove it from the freezer bag and place it in boiling water for five minutes. Dear Sara: I bought a Homestead hummingbird feeder in the spring and still haven’t had any luck bringing in birds. I used 3 1/2 parts
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high-tech communities where children, who are homeless and orphaned, as a result of the AIDS epidemic, can grow up in a family environment with surrogate parents. Phillips’ plan is to pair these kids with hundreds of thousands of women made childless by an epidemic of obstetric fistula, a birth
injury resulting in stillbirths and permanent incontinence. Victims are often cast out from their own families. “We can correct this condition with a simple operation that costs about $300,” he said. “Then these women can serve as surrogates to homeless and orphaned children.” Godwin Fiadjoe is
water to 1 part sugar. Now that it is late summer, do you think I should change the mix? Does it get stale? Also, the feeder is in an area that gets very little light and is away from other plant life. Could this be a factor in lack of visitors? If I put it in a sunnier location, would that help? — Dan B., Wisconsin Dear Dan B.: Yes, you’ll want to change the mixture often, according to the outdoor temperature. For temperatures in the 80s, you should change the mixture every couple of days. You’ll notice if you don’t change it often, the mixture becomes cloudy or gets black specks of mold. This can be the reason you aren’t attracting any hummingbirds. Bleach the feeder if there’s any sign of mold. Try a 4 to 1 ratio of water to sugar: Boil for two minutes, cool, then fill your feeder; store any extra in
Phillips’ adopted son. He serves as his partner in distributing donations to those who are most vulnerable: women, children and the aged. He says the immediate need is to generate funds to drill boreholes to provide clean drinking water. The next priority is education. “Harley has spent several years traveling to and from Ghana and has devoted his time and money, albeit small, towards the establishment of a senior high school in the village of Tsiame,” he said. “Although children in Ghana have also heard of the computer, most of them have not even held the mouse before, let alone been able to join the global communication highway.” Fiadjoe said more philanthropists are needed to come to the aid of children whose current state of deprivation is not of their own making, rather “a mere fact of birth.” This summer, Phillips’ goal is to fortify his efforts by recruiting a U.S. team. “My strength is that I have real people over there who are members of the foundation,” he said. “When I get capital, they can start building more schools.” To join Phillips’ team as a donor, volunteer or board member, contact him at (760) 754-9222 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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COAST CITIES — Caitlin Payne, of Encinitas, graduated with a bachelor of arts in International Relations and Community Health from Tufts University May 22. Gonzaga University’s President’s List requiring a 3.70 to 4.0 grade-point average featured Lindsey Drake, and Michelle Eastwood, both of Carlsbad and Leah Elkind, of Encinitas.
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