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RANCHO SANTA FE — There isn’t a lot a child can do when her sister is diagnosed with a serious illness. But rather than feel helpless, Gianna Repetti, 7, decided to grow out her hair and have it cut for wigs for children who have lost theirs due to chemotherapy, like her 20month-old sister Angelina. During an assembly in the spring of 2010, she challenged teachers and other students at The Nativity School to do the same. As a result, 9.5 inches were cut off Gianna’s hair at an Oct. 24 assembly. “It feels good,” Gianna said. “It makes your heart feel good. People are proud of me. I saw what my sister had done and I wanted to help.” She said that after the haircut she barely recognized her reflection in the mirror. “I felt like someone else,” she said. “I felt like someone new.” Also getting a haircut at the assembly were school Principal Margaret Heveron and two other girls. Other students pledged to cut their hair as soon as it was long enough. “At school they teach giving of yourself,” Amy Repetti, Gianna’s mom, said. “It stuck with her. She wanted to do something to give of herself.” The hair was donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, she said. The Repetti family has been through a lot the past year since Angelina was diagnosed with cancer. The surgeries and chemotherapy, as well as the shock of diagnosis, sent the family reeling. Amy Repetti said she couldn’t have survived the past year without the help of her friends, which is how she considers the family of Nativity. “They brought us meals,” Amy Repetti said. “They helped with carpooling. They prayed and gave us hugs. I feel like everyone took care of us because we were in such a state of shock. We were in a fog. They picked up the pieces where they could. Everyone really came through.” The ordeal began Oct. 27,
“She kicked immediately after coming out of anesthesia,” Amy Repetti said. Angelina underwent five rounds of chemotherapy. During that time the family had to be very careful about bringing germs into the house with Angelina’s frail immune system. They didn’t want to pass on an illness that could be more life-threatening than the cancer. “We put a sign on our door that said ‘No Visitors.’ People who brought us meals left them at the door,” she said. One of the most heartbreaking things for Amy Repetti was that Angelina lost
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Association gave its approval for the Plaza de Acacias commercial building project to move forward at its Oct. 20 meeting. Developers Michael Grehl and Brad Grier, who both grew up in Rancho Santa Fe, were on hand at the meeting to promote their project. “We couldn’t be happier to add to the fabric of this community,” Grehl said. The project, proposed at the southwest corner of Avenida de Acacias and El Tordo, has been displaying story poles for several months. What is planned is a 6,170-square-foot, partial two-story building on a 41,211-square-foot building site, which is currently also occupied by a parking lot and two existing bank and office buildings, which will be retained.The new project appears to meet all the requirements and specifications of Protective Covenant and Regulatory Code. “Our thoughts were to embrace the Lilian Rice (style) of the structures from many years ago,” said the project’s architect, Doug Mansfield. “Our design reflected that.” The Association liked that the building fit in with the original village buildings. “I am impressed by the sensitivity you employed in the design,” Director Roxana Foxx said. “I think the result of that is a great little building,” Mansfield said. Association President Jack Queen said it seemed there are already a lot of banks and mortgage companies in the village and asked if the building would be suitable for retail. Mansfield assured him it would be. “It could be occupied by one large tenant or several small ones,” Mansfield said. Mansfield is a former Lily Award winner for his
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ALTRUISTIC Gianna Repetti, 7, cut her hair after letting it grow out. The hair will be donated to help make wigs for children who have lost theirs to cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, including Repetti’s sisterAngelina. Photo by Thrive Photography
2010, when her parents noticed that Angelina, who was on the verge of crawling, suddenly stopped progressing and that when they changed her diaper, she didn’t kick her legs. Another clue was that when they put her down for a nap, she was in the same position when they picked her up. Amy and Dominic, Angelina’s dad, took her to the doctor thinking it was something simple and indeed all the tests came back normal. Finally, an MRI revealed a tumor, the size of a man’s fist, in her chest.The Repettis were lucky they took her for medical treatment when they did. “If we had waited any longer, she would have been
paralyzed,” Amy Repetti said. Angelina needed surgery to remove the pressure on her spine and at the hospital the couple asked that their priest, Father Lawrence Purcell, be allowed to stay with them. When they met the surgeon, Dr. Michael Levy, Purcell said: “I know this man. He is a parishioner. I was at his house last night praying with him.” “It was the most stressful moment of my life and I couldn’t have been more comforted,” Amy Repetti said.” My husband and I were at peace knowing everything was going to be OK.” The surgery was successful.
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Crowds turn out to celebrate the RSF Association By Patty McCormac
RANCHO SANTA FE — More than 400 people turned out for the 30th birthday celebration of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation held Oct. 20 at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Foundation began as an effort by a dozen community members to help people in Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding areas has grown into an international organization that helps people around the
world especially in the wake of natural disasters. It now has $30 million in assets and growing. Over the last 30 years, almost $100 million has flowed through the fund. While it helps people all over the world, it does not forget about its original mission of helping people and nonprofit organizations locally. Guests were treated to food, drink and a short program about the foundation.
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Saddam Hussein Back in the News: (1) Mohamed Bishr, an Egyptian man bearing a remarkable resemblance to the late Iraqi dictator, claimed in October that he had been briefly kidnapped after spurning an offer to portray Saddam in a porn video. Bishr’s adult sons told the al-Ahram newspaper in Alexandria that their father had been offered the equivalent of $330,000. (In 2002, according to a 2010 Washington Post report, the CIA briefly contemplated using a Saddam impersonator in a porn video as a tool to publicly embarrass Saddam into relinquishing power prior to the U.S. invasion.) (2) In October, former British soldier Nigel Ely offered at auction in Derby, England, a two-foot-square piece of metal that he said came from the iconic Baghdad statue of Saddam toppled by U.S. Marines in April 2003.
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Apparently, officials at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport felt the need for professional guidance on rebranding their facility to (as one put it) “carry it into the modern era,” and so hired the creative talents of Big Communications of Birmingham, Ala., to help. Big’s suggested name for the airport, announced to great fanfare in September: “Chattanooga Airport.” Justice! ... Now! (1) Elsie Pawlow, a senior citizen of Edmonton, Alberta, filed a $100,000 lawsuit in September against Kraft Canada Inc., parent company of the makers of Stride Gum, which brags that it is “ridiculously long-lasting.” Pawlow complained that she had to scrub down her dentures after using Stride, to “dig out” specks of gum — a condition that caused her to experience “depression for approximately 10 minutes.” (2) Colleen O’Neal filed a lawsuit recently against United/Continental airlines over the “post traumatic stress disorder” she said she has suffered since a 20minute flight in October 2009 — in which, during turbulent weather, the plane “banked” from side to side and lost altitude. In August, a state court in Frankfurt, Germany, awarded 3,000 euros (about $4,200) to Magnus Gaefgen, 36, on his claim that during a 2002 police interrogation, officers “threat(ened) ... violence” against him if he did not disclose what he knew about a missing 11-year-old boy who was later found dead. In 2003, Gaefgen was convicted of the boy’s murder and is serving a life sentence, but the court nevertheless thought he should be compensated for his “pain and suffering.” TURN TO ODD FILES ON A14
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Occupy Wall Street isn’t Woodstock By Gene Lyons
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In politics, it’s tempting to turn matters of temperament into matters of principle. Having disliked the hippie-dippy mellow aggression of the 1960s, my first instinct was to dismiss the Occupy Wall Street movement as feckless left-wing tribalism — as unlikely to survive the winter’s first strong cold front as the black flies pestering my cows. Conservative by nature, I dislike big cities, and tend to avoid crowds. Even in my 20s, I’d no more have joined the drug-addled migration to Woodstock than volunteered for sex-change surgery. We spent that week in Dublin, visiting Jonathan Swift’s tomb — the 18th-century Irish satirist who took a dim view of human nature. Everything else being equal, all it might have taken to put me off Occupy Wall Street was a widely circulated photo of an overweight Jerry Garcia look-alike wearing nothing but a loincloth, dancing barefoot and tootling on a flute. That said, things are very far from being equal — or even halfway fair. Which partly accounts for the near-hysteria on the Fox News/Limbaugh right.To them, the guy with the flute is no harmless eccentric, but a terrible threat. An excitable columnist in my local newspaper, Mike Masterson, described Occupy Wall Street protestors as an “unwashed, whining, smelly mob occupying and infesting Wall Street.” Infesting, no less. “The Flea Party,” the man called them, bloodsucking insects “being paid by bigbucks special interests ... to create violent confrontations.” Elsewhere, he likened the protestors to Nazis. The author gave no evidence of said conspiracy; his was sheer paranoia. Meanwhile, the only bigbucks special interest in sight would be Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, which employs Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Masterson’s wife as “Director of Grassroots for Arkansas,” i.e. as a professional tea party activist. Nice work if you can get it. I mention this not because it’s unusual or highly significant. Rather, it’s the way of the world. Many Washington pundits have grown accustomed to cozy arrangements with the various Scrooge McDuck think tanks, or have been drawn into sympathy with what Teddy Roosevelt called “malefactors of great wealth” through the seductive rewards of TV celebrity. That’s one big reason why, with millions of Americans unemployed over the past three years, everybody in Washington’s been worried about budget deficits. In a courtier society, only the nobility really counts. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s what’s making professional right-wingers jumpy, as described by Rolling Stone’s resident hothead Matt Taibbi: “The reality is that Occupy Wall Street
and the millions of middle Americans who make up the Tea Party are natural allies and should be on the same page about most of the key issues.” That’s not going to happen over the short term. The populist left, such as it is, has long had the dream of persuading working- and middle-class Americans to ignore the “tribal” differences that divide them — regional, racial, religious and cultural — to vote their shared economic self-interest. Except during times of grave national danger — the Great Depression, for example — it’s pretty much remained a dream. Taibbi’s point, however, is that the ongoing economic crisis created by Wall Street greed and recklessness makes it possible that a new movement taking aim at incestuous political and financial corruption in Washington might have a chance. Breaking up “too-big-to-fail” banks like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, for example, might be an issue left and right could coalesce around. Just last week, Citigroup agreed to pay a $285 million settlement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges that it swindled mainly institutional investments like pension funds in a billion-dollar derivatives scam —deliberately creating junk securities based upon bad mortgages, then shorting them in the market. Goldman Sachs paid $550 million for similar offenses in 2010. Accountants who embezzle a few thousand bucks from their employers go to prison. Crooked used car dealers go out of business. Wall Street bankers whose fraudulent schemes caused millions of ordinary Americans to lose their homes, however, got government bailouts, soon returned to business as usual, and now whine that President Obama says bad things about them. Conceding that it’s hard explaining complex financial scams to citizens enthralled by celebrity dance contests, Taibbi sees Wall Street chicanery as “an issue for the traditional ‘left’ because it’s a classic instance of overweening corporate power — but it’s an issue for the traditional ‘right’ because these same institutions are also the biggest welfare bums of all time, de facto wards of the state.” That’s a useful metaphor, but nothing more politically. In today’s climate, GOP audiences cheer presidential candidates who spend two hours promising jobs, then tell unemployed workers it's their own damn fault. Economic justice will require a long-term struggle. Shorter term, neither party will propose legislation Wall Street hates. Occupy Wall Street’s wise to resist being co-opted. That’s also why it absolutely must not succumb to 1968-style revolutionary romanticism. A couple of Molotov cocktails could ruin everything.
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Return to Afghanistan will be one of duty, closure community CALENDAR By Tony Cagala
Sgt. Jason Pacheco sat at a picnic table under the shade of some trees near one of the training grounds on Camp Pendleton, eating his lunch. He knew, in less than one month, he would be back in Afghanistan. He knows there won’t be much change once he returns to the battle-ridden country; he knows it will be bad; he also knows that when he goes back, he’ll be the one who’s changed. For the 23-year-old sniper with 2 Battalion/ 4 Marines, when he goes back he’ll be seeking closure from the last time he was in country. August 2010, Pacheco was wounded after stepping on a pressure plate IED (Improvised Explosion Device).The injury caused him to lose his right leg. “My outlook on pretty much everything is different now,”Pacheco said.“I get a better sense of accomplishment even from just doing simple things, just things you take for granted when you’re ‘normal,’” he said. Getting used to having the prosthetic leg has been journey, he said. “The way I can explain it: Blood, pain, sweat and tears. I know people say that all the time because
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LIMITLESS Sgt. Jason Pacheco uses his prosthetic leg for instructional purposes during a pre-scout sniper school class. He will deploy back to Afghanistan, were he lost his leg in an IED blast, in November. by Lance Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
it’s cliché, but I…lived it. (I) went through the pain, blood, sweat, tears; it’s been a challenge, a bumpy road, but I wanted it so bad, because I hated being in the wheelchair. “I needed to get up and get around and be normal again.” Without the help of his wife AnnaLeigh, Pacheco said he wouldn’t even be as far along in his progress. “She’s been there through everything, through all the pain. She’s just been something to fall back on…Whenever I’d be like,
‘Man, this is real hard,’ she would be like, ‘Keep going.’ Her motivations helped him to pass his PFTs (physical fitness test) with his prosthetic leg, earning a score of 242 points out of a possible 300. After that, Pacheco was reinstated to full-active duty – he is possibly the first amputee to be deployed. Prior to being returned to active duty, Pacheco was working as a marksman instructor at the base’s pre-scout sniper school. The four-week courses help to prepare Marines for
sniper school. During one of his classes, Pacheco, to demonstrate to the students the different shooting positions, including supported and unsupported positioning of the rifle, removed his prosthetic leg, planted the rifle on top where the leg attaches to the knee and took a shot. “I said, ‘See, you can use anything as a support.’ So they were freaking out and just laughing because they thought it was so funny,” Pacheco said. “Some of them didn’t even know that I didn’t have my
leg,” he added. Pacheco joined the Marines when he was 18. “I always wanted to be a Marine and wanted to be the best of the best, so I became a sniper,” he said. He grew up shooting in his hometown of Las Vegas, NM with his stepfather and cousins. In Afghanistan, Pacheco and his Battalion gathered intelligence and provided surveillance. “We’re pretty much the eyes and ears of the Battalion,” he said.Any suspect sightings, they had, they would report back to all of the patrols coming through the area. “It’s hot; there’s people everywhere,” Pacheco said of Afghanistan. “It doesn’t matter if you have the best spot to hide in, you’re going to get found by somebody because there’s kids and people walk around all the time. Even in the middle of the night, that’s mostly when they do their work because it’s a lot better than doing it during the day.” Pacheco’s unit has already been deployed to Afghanistan. He said he is looking forward to returning, but he and his both agreed he needs to go for closure. “I can’t say I’m not afraid, because then I’d be like a machine and nobody’s like that,” he said. “I’ll go and comeback the way I left.”
Jewish book fair offers impressive line-up The 17th annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair will feature a host of authors and lectures through Nov. 13, including some in North County. The Nov. 5 event presents Gilad Sharon, son of Ariel
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Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel. Sharon recounts the remarkable story of his father. This event and the majority of the presentations, including the free-ofcharge Family Day, will be held at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Lectures by featured authors take place each evening of the book fair at 7:30 p.m. with book signings to follow. General admission is $14 to $17 for each evening author
lecture. North County presentations range from $6 to $17. Author Alison Pick will speak at noon Nov. 3, at Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Road, Encinitas, centering on the story of victims of the Holocaust, in her latest novel, “Far to Go.” Nov. 8 at the Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad will be Rabbi Mark Glickman and “In Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah,” speaking on the discovery of
an historical bounty of manuscripts and texts uncovered in the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo. Nov. 9 at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiffby-the-Sea will feature singer, songwriter Adam Chester as he reads from “S’Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She’s Mailed Him.” An evening of cocktails, therapy and comedy TURN TO BOOK FAIR ON A14
The Farms hosts charity golf classic RANCHO SANTA FE — Tickets are now available for the second annual Milestonehouse Charity Classic golf tournament with an 11 a.m. check in and noon shotgun start, Nov. 28 at The
Farms Golf Club, 8500 St. Andrew’s Road, Rancho Santa Fe. Entry is $250 for Farms Club members, $275 for nonmembers and includes entry fee, cart fee, box lunch and buffet dinner. V i s i t thefarmsgolfclub.com for directions and more information. Milestonehouse offers
residential programs designed to prepare at-risk young girls for independent and productive living and for girls, ages 13 to 17, with special learning needs, emotional and behavioral problems. Call (760) 4336361 for more information. For sponsorships, contact Beverly Boone at (760) 4336361 or e-mail Beverly@milestonehouse.org.
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OCT. 28 PUPPING AND FRIENDS Just a month away from releasing their new CD “Cafe Pacifico,” guitarists Peter Pupping and William Wilson will be performing at Ki’s Restaurant, 2591 S. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-theSea, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 28, and Peter Puppping and Roy Gonzales will perform there from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 29. IN THE PINK Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, is offering free admission to visitors wearing pink from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29, for a final chance to enjoy the art of of Ann Agee, figurines and traditional, decorative art forms with a contemporary and humorous twist. Any shade of pink will do.
Pacific Ridge School Trustee Roberto Walz will host a reception at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, at his home, 17215 El Mirador, Rancho Santa Fe, to welcome families in the Rancho Santa Fe community who have expressed an interest in learning more about life at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad. For more information, call (949) 218-5454 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 29 ADA HARRIS CARNIVAL Cardiff Schools Education Association invites you to the Halloween Carnival 2011, from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Ada Harris School, 1508 Windsor Road, Cardiff. The event will include carnival games, food, costume and Jack O'Lantern contests. Proceeds benefit Cardiff Elementary and Ada Harris Schools. SCULPTURE SALE North County sculptor Carolyn Ames is hosting a sale and fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at 2923 Cape Sebastian Place. The artist will be contributing a portion of sales to the San Diego Education Fund/Scholarships. For more information e-mail email@example.com or call (760) 944-0595. GALA FOR CASA The Crystal Ball Gala supporting Casa de Amparo will be held AT 7 P.M. OCT. 29 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, 15150 San Dieguito Road. Young musician Jordan Perez will entertain on the piano, then dance to Atomic Groove after a dinner prepared by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille. Honorary Chairpersons are Jerry and Sharon Stein.
OCT. 31 CHILLING THEATER Join Carlsbad Playreaders at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Carlsbad Dove Library Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, for “Hideous Progeny.” The play uncovers the events that would lead Mary Shelley to write “Frankenstein.” Doors open at the Schulman Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets at door are $5 for adults, $1 for students. Intermission refreshments from The Naked Cafe.
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The biggest and best wine and food event in SoCal FRANK MANGIO
Taste of Wine Tickets for the many venues of this powerhouse wine and food event, the eighth annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, Nov. 16 to Nov. 20 are going fast, and I urge you to look through the many venues of this five-day extravaganza for a gold mine of food and wine education and fun. You’ll meet master chefs, master winemakers and wine lovers from all over the world, who will descend on downtown San Diego for a weeklong classic that has become an iconic destination. There are 800 different wines promised, bolstered by 70 different chefs and restaurants, plus 30 different gourmet companies. You talk about a kid in a candy shop, if you love wine and an epicurean array of master food preparation, you will shriek with delight at this land of plenty. Here are my personal favorites in a dream lineup of star-kissed events: The Italian Master Cooking Class Nov. 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Wine & Culinary Center across from the Convention Center. At this venue you will join Chef Suzette Gresham Tognetti for an unparalleled culinary experience. Traditional dishes are transformed into a lighter more contemporary style. Learn her techniques, receive recipes and taste Italian wines to pair with each dish. On Nov. 18 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., also at the culinary center, it’s Napa Vs. Napa Wine Tasting with Master Sommelier Joe Spellman and a panel of Napa mountain region producers for a discussion and tasting of the area’s most coveted wines. Later that evening, you will want to attend the Reserve & New Release Tasting Event at 6:30 p.m. at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, with jumping Jazz and vintage aircraft as a backdrop. Silent Auction items are up for the highest bidders. And my final pick is the Grand Tasting Event, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Embarcadero Park behind Seaport Village. Taste over 170 wines and spirits and mix and mingle with over 70 of San Diego’s top chefs as they compete for Chef of the Fest and $50,000 in cash and prizes — lots of food sampling, too. Ok, enough of what I like, check out all the options and get your friends together for days of partying by visiting worldofwineevents.com. For more information call (619) 312-1212.
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Italy. Nic has a marketing background that he sharpened in the towers of Chicago, but knew that’s not where he wanted to spend the rest of his days. Ever the entrepreneur, he thought big on the wine part, but it finally came to him that the farm to table side of the dream held the most promise as a truly breakthrough concept. Destiny put him together with a golf course in San Clemente owned by a fellow Italian American, John Fornarro who, at the same time, wanted to transform his Bella Collina Towne and Country Golf Club into an old world Italian showcase. The two shared their vision and Farnarro offered Romano raw land to produce an Italian garden farm, to grow and enjoy fresh Italian vegetables from the old world Italian countryside. Soil experts and water analysts were brought in with orders not to rely on funny pellets and amendments to the soil. “Make it natural,” was the order of the day from Romano. Over 30 heirloom vegetable seeds from Italy were brought in and planted with Italian ancestors in mind. Then word got out and Italian and Sicilian paisanos came in and contributed shoots from their gardens to the farm. Now, after three years of produce, VR Green Farms is flourishing, expanding into fresh Italian sauces and olive oil. Chefs from all over Southern California want to share recipes and pick up supplies for their restaurants. Baskets of fresh produce can be purchased each Saturday. Pizza, Pasta and Veggie Baskets are organized with new ingredients weekly. Group outings to VR Green Farms are welcome. Romano will organize a meal, wine, music and a tour. Keep your life fresh at VR Green Farms. Visit vrgreenfarms.com.
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Sassy Santa, a trip to La Paz and more from around the Ranch Miss Krista Lafferty is proud to be a Rancho Santa Fe Rotarian. Not only is she a member, she is active in the club. The Rancho Santa Fe News’ assistant advertising manager has been a popular face around town in Rancho Santa Fe for over the last two years. If you aren’t in the Rotary, there is a good chance she has met with you or at least called you regarding promoting your business in this paper. Krista’s background in the newspaper and advertising business dates back to when she was just a young girl and her mother (Terrie Drago) was the editor of another paper here in town. Now Krista is lending her marketing and business expertise as the co-chair on the “Sassy Santa” event coming up at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club Nov. 18 and 19th. Rancho Santa Fe resident, Jane-Allison Austin is also co-chairing this event, too. The first night is entitled, “Ladies Night Out,” while the following day is more of a family affair with a chance to visit Santa and shop at over 35 local vendors and retailers in this area. Why wait for Black Friday? Don’t miss this wonderful two day experience that promotes our immediate economy in Rancho Santa Fe and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Rotary, who in returns donates to numerous charities. Most importantly, this will be “A Must Attend Social Event” in the Ranch and you shan’t miss it!
SANTA Assistant Advertising Manager, Krista Lafferty has been an integral part of the the Rancho Santa Fe News for over two years and is co-chairing the "Sassy Santa" event in November. Photo by Machel Penn Shull
Around Town At the end of September, local residents, Michael and Elaine Gallagher attended their son’s own movie premier in Los Angeles. The movie, “UrFRENZ,” is a film that addresses “cyber-bullies.” The film also garnered a wonderful review from the L.A. Times. I had the good fortune of enjoying some of Michael Gallaher’s Totally Sketch Comedy skits this summer when my husband Robin and I joined Elaine and Michael for dinner. Not only is their son a talented director, but he also has that fabulous charisma on camera that could land him in the seat of a Late Night Talk Show Host. Watch out Jay Leno! Michael Gallagher is a rising star. I have included a wonderful
shot from that evening with Michael and Elaine Gallagher, along with Jana Winternitz next to son, Michael. (Jana is the producer, Michael is co-producer and Michael and Elaine were the executive producers.) Michael and Jana are both local Torrey Pines High School graduates. On Oct.10, I had the pleasure of meeting Jill and Matthew Sorge for dinner at one of the best Mexican restaurants in San Diego, Hernandez Hideaway. If you haven’t been to this eclectic joint, you need to take a drive down Del Dios to the Lake Hodges area. You won’t be disappointed. From affordable pitchers of margaritas, to endless chips and salsa, their dishes are fantastic. Also, it’s family friendly; so do make sure to bring everyone. Jackson and Matthew just loved it. My favorite part of the experience is the exquisite backdrop of the Lake Hodges scenic views that surround the restaurant. Here is a fun photo of my best friends, Jill and Matthew Sorge, with my son Jackson Tuck. On Oct. 13, some exciting news has developed recently in my life. I am now an art consultant at Legends Gallery in La Jolla. As an avid art-lover and anything creative, you can imagine my exuberance and excitement in this new opportunity for me. Legends Gallery is an elegant Fine Art Gallery on Prospect Street, right across the street from Georges. With different price points from the array of artists showcased at Legends, there is something for everyone. And, if you are into collecting well-
to take time to exit your normal routine so you can appreciate your own daily blessings. A vacation just puts everything into perspective, doesn’t it? I must say, I did miss The Ranch. On Oct. 25, I received some exciting information from a good friend of mine regarding where to find amazing party dresses, wedding occasions, proms or pageant dresses for the hectic holiday season. “Mia Bella” is now open in Del Mar. Think of Mia Bella as your own personal shopper, the place to help you look fabulous for your next event. For more informaBUY ART: Columnist Machel Penn Shull is now working in La Jolla at tion, here is their website, Legends Gallery, which is located on Prospect Street. Machel is featured miabellacouture.com. I with Britany Saake, another art consultant at the gallery. Courtesy photo have included a sweet
GRAND OPENING Locate all of your formal dress wear at "Mia Bella," an new dress shop that specializes in party dresses, to weddings, and pageant dresses. Courtesy photo
known art, you can find Marc Chagall, Norman Rockwell, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Dr. Seuss, and Mackenzie Thorpe pieces. Legends has a select few “Rare Sold Out” pieces of Dr. Seuss, which we are still able get in for clients. If you visit the gallery, please mention I
sent you there! If anything, stop in and say “hello.” You won’t be disappointed. Here is a photo of local artist and gallery employee Brittany Saake and I. Roree Mayhew is the Director of the Gallery. For more information, check out legendsgallerylajolla.com. On Oct.14, I left
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photo of gorgeous girls with happy smiles, which really says it all. SAVE THE DATE: “Sassy Santa” at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club Nov. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can contact Krista Lafferty at email@example.com . Don’t miss out on exclusive premiere shopping at businesses in the area before the infamous drop kick date of Black Friday! Support your local economy, and also help give back to the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary that’s always helping make our community better and more fabulous each year.
movie premiere in Los Angeles. Michael and Jana Winternitz are feaOUT OF TOWN La Paz, Mexico by the Sea of Cortez. Photo by Machel Penn Shull tured on the right. Courtesy photo
Rancho Santa Fe and took a week’s hiatus from “Machel’s Ranch,” too. My husband and I walked across the Mexican border, caught a cab to the Tijuana Airport and boarded a plane to our final destination — La Paz, Mexico. A much needed vacation for both of us. You can imagine the two of us enjoying the hot rays of the sun down the edge of the inland coastline of Baja California. We celebrated my husband’s birthday with his parents, Katie and Ken Shull, too! What a lovely time. Here is a sundrenched photo of proud BEST Matthew and Jill Sorge are featured with Jackson Tuck, on their way to Hernandez Hideaway near mother and son together. Make sure you remember Lake Hodges. Photo by Machel Penn Shull
LEMON TWIST Local Lemon Twist Fruit-stand owners, Katie and Robin Shull celebrate in La Paz, Mexico for Robin's birthday at the end of October.. Photo by Machel Penn Shull
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NOV. 4, 2011
Earning our dreams and goals is a matter of hard work JOE MORIS Baby Boomer Peace Dreams. We all have them. I’m not just talking about the kind we have at night when we are asleep. I’m talking about the kind of dreams that are goals or wishes. Sometimes they are attainable and sometimes they are just unrealistic. Those that are unrealistic are the ones that include winning the lottery or hitting the Pick Six at Del Mar. I say unrealistic because those are not the kinds of dreams that are attainable by our own sweat and ingenuity. If those are your dreams you’ll die broke and unhappy. I remember as far back as the mid-60’s when I would sit on the beach in Pacific Beach or at the La Jolla
Shores. My mom would drop me off for the day, so I was stuck. After an initial lengthy session of surfing, I would sit there under gray skies in July, shivering. I hated that. I still do. I dreamed of perfect, shoulder high waves in turquoise 80-degree water with no fog and no gray skies. I had to believe that someday I would find such a place; a place with blue skies everyday; a place with turquoise 80-degree water with perfect tubes. I have now traveled many places in the world and thought that Bali might be the place. But, it is so far away. I knew, even if I moved, I would want to be able to come back and forth to the United States. I just didn’t want to have to take 20 hours of flying to do it. When I was in the Army at Fort Hood in the 70’s, a buddy from Oregon and I would throw our boards on his Gremlin after retreat was blown on Friday afternoons. The weekend was spent driv-
ing the 6 or 7 hours down to the Gulf Coast past Corpus Christi. Although the water was semi-turquoise and semiwarm (in fact, sometimes it was downright bathtub-ish), the waves would only come with storms or a choppy wind swell late in the day. At night, sleeping on the beach, you had to have plenty of Off Spray. The mosquitoes were big enough to earn names. Hey George, “off me” already. You’d smack ‘em and you’d have big blood splotches all over you. Those little bloodsuckers always had full tanks. I knew it wasn’t my dream to end up on the Gulf Coast. I took many trips to Baja in the 70’s while in College. One of my favorite surf spots was K 38.5 and K 39. Cuatros Casas was another. Unfortunately big condos sit in front of two of those breaks today. Nonetheless, the water was no different than San Diego — gray and cold.
Yuk. I hate wetsuits. I hate wiggling in and out of those things. There’s nothing worse than getting caught inside on a big set with your shoulders feeling like they have vice grips on them trying to dig hard enough to beat the last set wave. I dreamed of never having to wear one again. In the early 2000’s my ex and I had some friends that built a home down at Bahia de los Angeles in Baja on the Sea of Cortez — what a quaint and quiet place to go. The water is warm, the islands offshore are Mediterranean-like. But there aren’t any waves. I would sit on the shore trying to figure out how I could generate some waves. Perfect waves. Wasn’t going to happen. Nice peaceful place, but it wasn’t going to work. That wasn’t going to be the dream. In 2005, after several trips to Puerto Vallarta I finally decided that was going to be the place that was fulfilling my dreams. I was ready to retire. It was a perfect time to
do it but my wife didn’t want to. She wanted to wait a few years. The only problem was, she ran off with a guy she met on an airplane less than six months later. Even worse, the economy began to tank big time. Being in real estate and heavily invested in land my net worth began to vaporize like steam from boiling pot. Dreams became just that — Dreams. I had no hope of finding my perfect retirement anymore. I was so bummed and stressed; I was at the point of just saying “Lord, take me home.This life sucks. Everything I’d worked and saved for had vanished into thin air.” And I was stuck with what I described earlier as Golden Handcuffs. Big assets that were no longer assets but definitely cash drains. Life was getting really tough and hopes in themselves were now dreams. But earlier this year, I went back to Puerto Vallarta. I took a bus, after going to a Calvary Chapel Church in PV,
to tiny little Punta de Mita. I walked through a breezeway after getting off the bus only to witness head high perfect Malibu rights. The water was 82 degrees, the water was turquoise, the sky was a high blue and the wispy breeze was enough to cool the sweat from an 88-degree day. I knew I found Heaven...I found my dream. Over the next months I was reinvigorated. I was filled with hope again. Not only that, I found a way to buy a beachfront condo for a few trinkets and beads. Life doesn’t suck anymore. Dreams have become reality. I live there now part time. I’ve actually figured out how to live there nearly for free. So stay tuned, you might just learn how to turn dreams into reality, even if you’ve lost it all. Joe Moris may be contacted at (760) 500-6755 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Test results need not cause alarm DOCTOR K Second Opinion DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m 48 years old. Twenty-six years ago, I had a cone biopsy after an abnormal Pap test. Since then, all my Pap tests have been normal. But recently my doctor says that scar tissue from my biopsy has made it difficult to get adequate cells. What do I do about Pap smears now? DEAR READER: A Pap test is done to catch a cancer of the cervix that is just beginning to start — and can be cured before it causes damage. Every type of cancer begins with a single cell. The cell starts to multiply uncontrollably. As it starts to do that, the cell changes its shape. Under the microscope, you can tell the precancerous and cancerous cells. In a Pap test, the doctor scrapes cells from the surface of the uterus. Then the cells are examined under the microscope. A report of “inadequate cells” can mean a couple of things. One possibility is that there weren’t enough total cells in the sample to interpret the Pap. Or it could
mean that the sample does not have enough of the cells that line the channel leading to the inside of the uterus. These are called endocervical cells. Many doctors believe that a sample without enough endocervical cells is not as accurate: The Pap test could appear “normal” even in a woman with cancer. A cone biopsy, like you had, can cause scarring of the endocervical canal. This can make it difficult to obtain endocervical cells for testing. The hormonal changes that occur with entering menopause also can reduce the number of endocervical cells. You are 48, an age at which many women begin to enter menopause. If you were my patient, and your report said you did not have enough total cells, I would simply repeat the test in a few months. On the other hand, if your report said you didn't have enough endocervical cells, specifically, I would take extra steps to get an adequate sample. As a first step, I might prescribe vaginal estrogen. This would help make your endocervical cells more available. Your Pap test would be repeated in a few months. If this failed, your cervix could be dilated to retrieve the cells. But this is uncomfortable and may be unnecessary if your cervical cancer risk is low. These days, when doctors take samples for a Pap smear,
we also often do tests for a virus that is now recognized to be a cause of cervical cancer — human papilloma virus (HPV). People who have certain strains of HPV are at higher risk for getting cervical cancer. I’d recommend that your clinician check for HPV. If the test is negative and you don’t have other risk factors for cervical cancer, you can have routine Pap tests. As long as the cells aren’t atypical, you don’t need to worry about inadequate endocervical cells. Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Go to his website to send questions and get additional information: www.AskDoctorK.com.
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IN SUPPORT From left, Matt McSweeney from Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe residents Kim Smart, Sophia Alsadek and Ted Hilling stop and pose. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek
“This is absolutely amazing,” she said. “I could not imagine being at an Smith, a 24-year-old from event that helps so many Chula Vista who developed kids and is put together so cerebral palsy after being eloquently. I’m just blown born prematurely, agreed. away.”
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spaces after hours. In the past, several projects for the location have been proposed. These projects ranged from five to 11 residential units with varying amounts of underground parking and commercial floor space. But when variances were required because the projects did not comply with the Protective Covenant and Regulatory Code, they were rejected. This new project is proposed by the new owners MGP IX REIT, LLC.
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said. The chemo didn’t work, which meant Angelina needed surgery. She was taken to New York, where surgeons removed most of the tumor. In the future, her doctors and her family will have to
monitor Angelina to make sure the tumor does not begin to grow. “You just pray the remaining tissue matures into dead cells,” Amy Repetti said. The family, which also includes 4-and-a-half-year-old
Luca, hopes in the future Angelina will simply be cancer-free. For now, she still has several more surgeries to endure because of the kyphosis, or curving of the spine, caused by her tumor, Amy Repetti said.
Fredericksburg, Va.: retired Army Sgt. Harry Palm. Charged with murder in Decatur, Ill., in September: a (predictably underrespected) 15-year-old boy named Shitavious Cook. Hey, It Could’ve Happened: (1) The British recreation firm UK Paintball announced in August that a female customer had been injured after a paintball shot hit her in the chest, causing her silicone breast implant to “explode.” The company recommended that paintball
facilities supply better chest protection for women with implants. (2) The Moscow, Russia, newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported in October that a local woman’s life had been saved by her “state-of-theart” silicone breast implant. Her husband had stabbed her repeatedly in the chest during a domestic argument, but the implant’s gel supposedly deflected the blade. Mixed Evidence on Smoking (1) It’s Bad for You: A 44-
year-old woman was hospitalized with a head injury and a broken clavicle in September after she inadvertently walked into a still-moving train at the Needham Center station near Boston. Her attention had been diverted because she was trying to light her cigarette as she walked. (2) Sometimes, It’s OK: A 51-year-old woman told police she fought off an attempted street robbery by burning the age-20-something assailant with her lit cigarette.
treats” and adult beverages plus reserved seating for the comedy show. Tickets for the reception are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Nov. 10 will feature psychologist Wendy Mogel, author of “The Blessing of a
B Minus.” A “Mom’s Night Out” reception featuring wine, cheese and chocolate will follow Mogel’s program. Tickets for the reception and speaker are $16 to $20. Nov. 12, NBC correspondent Martin Fletcher melds
his own family history with dramatic events in London and the Middle East following WWII, in his latest novel. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the JCC Box Office at (858) 3621348 or visit sdjbf.org.
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group, meets at 1 p.m. Nov. 4, Room 1068, MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside. For more information, call (760) 7218124. Visitors welcome.
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JEAN GILLETTE Small Talk
Hola, Paco. Donde esta la biblioteca? Español. Such a lovely language. I’ve heard it spoken properly by a host of profesors y profesoras, although I’ve never managed to speak it properly myself. Never mind that I did three years of listening labs in high school, four semesters of conversation in college and have lived in southern California since high school. I can turn a phrase or dos, but my most frequently practiced phrase is “Repita mas despacio, por favor” (“Repeat please, more slowly”) and I only exist in the present tense. My ongoing Español indulgence is to translate bits of the world around me. Now and then I will parade the fact that I know Las Pulgas means “the fleas” and mosquito means “little fly.” I would brag a bit that I have translated Escondido as “hidden place” and El Cajon as “the drawer.” Encinitas are little oak trees and we all know El Pollo Loco. Just when I start thinking I am actually on top of things, linguistically speaking, something comes along to stump me. It’s usually some odd street name of which I am always suspect. My theory is that the developers had a long lunch to name all their new streets and had too many cervezas. It was either that or some big investor held out for the name of his winning racehorse or his wife’s AKC dog. The prize-winner, however, is Agua Hedionda lagoon. The name rolls nicely off the tongue, with such a lyrical sound. I just found out it means “stinky water.” Boy, does that change its image in a heartbeat. Ironically, San Elijo lagoon, probably named for some sainted padre, is the one going stagnant. Nature tends to make mock of the human penchant for identification of landmarks. Anytime I get too tense about it all, I just order up my favorite Spanish word of them all — “Margarita.” Salud! Jean Gillette is a freelance writer, tequila and lime juice lover in any language. Contact her at email@example.com.
Parade brings old-fashion fun to campus By Patty McCormac
RANCHO SANTA FE — The Annual Halloween Parade and Carnival were held on Oct. 29 at the R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe. After parading uptown with their costumes, students returned to the campus for a good, old fashioned carnival for the rest of the afternoon.
ALL DRESSED UP Above, dressed as a Jersey Girl and Tiny Dancer are Andreya, left, and Alanna Lizarraga. Right, Isabella and Julianna Pinto. Top right, Where’s Waldo? He’s selling healthy salads and yogurt at the carnival. He’s really Tim Cusac and his helpers Chelsea Beamon , center, and Emily Richardson. Bottom right, sisters Eve and Eden Maldonado Photos by Patty McCormac
Seafarer tells of discovery of ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ By Tony Cagala
“One of the things that really impresses me now, is the fact that we’ve altered the habitat,” said Charles Moore, a self-described seafarer who inadvertently discovered what is now commonly referred to as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” “Not only are we killing things by ingestion and entanglement,” he said, “but we’re also creating a new world.” Moore picked up a derelict fishing buoy that he’d collected from one of his expeditions to the “patch,” mid-way between Hawaii and the West Coast, and pointed to coral that had grown on it. “It’s a coral reef out in the middle of the ocean,” he said. Moore added that the fish typically associated with reefs in waters only 100 meters deep are now being found on these floating reefs out in the deep ocean. The Long Beach resident had discovered the “garbage patch” on a voyage from Honolulu, Hawaii to Santa Barbara, Calif. in 1997. “It wasn’t an ‘Aha’ moment,” Moore said of the discovery. “It was just this inability to come on deck and not see something floating by; a small thing, but where it shouldn’t be. That was the problem.” Moore details the discovery of the massive plastic pollution debris field in his new book, “Plastic Ocean,” coauthored by Cassandra Phillips, which he spoke about to a crowd-filled room at the Encinitas Public Library, Oct. 22. Moore takes issue with
the media-created “great garbage patch” term, saying that what it should really be called is a “plastic soup,” because of how the plastic debris appears strewn throughout the water. He said the “patch” was not a mountain, or island or swirling vortex of trash that could be cleaned up. Very few people know about the garbage patch, Moore explained. “It’s something that’s new. It took a long time for us to believe that this change we’re noticing in our climate was due to human activity; very hard to believe. This is an easier sell because it’s visible…It’s not hard to make the connection that fish are getting tangled up in this, that we’re turning the beaches into plastic sand; that there’s a coral reef habitat in the middle of the ocean; that there are deleterious consequences of our trash. “So it’s not a hard sell, but it’s not widely known. It hasn’t reached the level of a worldwide understanding. “My mission is to make this understood by inlanders and people in developing nations so they don’t make the same mistakes we do of allowing plastic to proliferate with no infrastructure to take it back.” Miranda Manross, 9, and her mother Karen were in attendance during the lecture. “It was really good,” Miranda said. “It’s really amazing how big all the plastic in the ocean is — just humongous.” Miranda, who plans to become a certified diver, is already helping to reduce her
SOBERING EVIDENCE Charles Moore holds up plastic debris collected during one of his excursions. Photo courtesy of Charles Moore
plastic footprint by using a reuseable water bottle instead of drinking bottled water. Harriet Seldin, committee member of the Encinitas Environmental Commission, which co-sponsored the lecture, said she knew the problem was bad, but after hearing Moore speak realized it was worse than she had thought. As for ways people can
help, Moore suggests buying items in bulk, using recycled grocery bags, keep storm drains clean and reduce consumption by avoiding excessively packaged products. There have been four other patches of plastic pollution debris discovered throughout the world’s oceans. Moore’s foundation, the Algalita Marine Research Foundation and the 5 Gyres Foundation
continues to study the harmful impact plastics have on the oceans, ocean life and people. “Plastic pollution is something that is not going to be solved rapidly, or simply,” Moore said. For more information on Moore and the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, visit algalita.org. “Plastic Ocean” is available Oct. 27.
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Pets want Family grows from near every corner of the world to ‘occupy’ hearts By Lillian Cox
RANCHO SANTA FE — Inspired by the “Occupy” protests cropping up around the nation, the orphaned animals of Helen Woodward Animal Center launched their own campaign to “Occupy Homes” and “Occupy Hearts.” More than a dozen dogs and one fearless cat held a demonstration of their own at the Center Oct. 20 with protest signs reading “We’re too cute to fail,” “Pets Over Profit” and “We are the K-99 Percent.” The goal of the protest is to get people thinking about adoption and to find homes for each and every orphaned pet in San Diego in time for the holidays. “We saw what was happening with the Occupy movement nationwide and were inspired to launch our own campaign to draw attention to what we are most passionate about,” said Beth Chee, spokesperson for Helen Woodward Animal Center and human ambassador for the Occupy Hearts Campaign. “It’s all about finding loving families for these orphaned pets.” Helen Woodward Animal Center supports the mission of Occupy Hearths and will be providing support through its social networking channels. Visit facebook.com/helenwoodwardanimalcenter and twitter pages for up-to-theminute details. Follow #Occupyhwac and #Occupyhearts on Twitter to see what everyone’s talking about. Helen Woodward Animal Center is at 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit animalcenter.org or call (858) 756-4117.
Winter art show scheduled RANCHO SANTA FE — A new art display, “Glow of Winter’s Mosaic,” will be on exhibit at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild Gallery Nov. 11 through Dec. 24, at 6004 Paseo Delicias, featuring small paintings and recent works of this event’s featured artist, local resident, Marileigh Schulte. The public is invited to attend a special Artists’ Reception of the “Glow of Winter’s Mosaic” show, being held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery. During the reception, you will meet the artists and watch awards being presented by local artist Jeff Yoemans, (see his work at JeffYoemans.com) who is serving as judge. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. V i s i t RanchoSantaFeArtGuild.org for information about membership.
Dana Mikel never wanted children. “I enjoyed my career and that was going to be my life,” she recalled. That changed in 1994 after meeting a young accountant at Cannondale Bicycles in Georgetown, Conn. She was 27 and working in sales. Jim Nardi was 24. Mikel invited Nardi to join her and their coworkers for a beer. “He said, ‘I have to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test),’” she remembered. “I said, ‘I bet I beat your score.’” He had a beer and later fell 10 points short of Mikel’s score, as she predicted. More importantly, there was a connection. “We just knew,” Nardi said. The couple, both dog lovers, bought a house, got married and began fostering senior dogs through the Massachusetts SPCA. “We always wanted to adopt children, but Jim wanted one biological child first,” Mikel said. “He said, ‘If you have one, he or she can have your last name.” Samus Alexander Mikel was born in 1999. The following year, the family relocated to Carlsbad when Nardi was offered a position with Qualcomm. “We began volunteering with Wildlife Assist, then with Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) until Animal Rescue Resource Foundation (AARF) broke off,” Nardi said. A friend of Mikel’s recommended the book, “The Russian Word for Snow: A True Story of Adoption.” Nardi said, “Let’s go to Russia and get a little girl.” The process began in 2002 and continued until Tess, a little more than one years old, was brought home in 2003. “They call it a ‘paper pregnancy,’” Mikel said. “It was brutal.” After arriving in her new home, Tess had severe attachment issues brought on by the withhold-
EIGHT ISN’T ENOUGH The family of Jim Nardi and Dana Mikel keeps growing. After the 1999 birth of their biological son, Sam, the couple adopted five kids from Russia and Ethiopia. They have also fostered more than 200 puppies in the10 years they have volunteered with the Animal Rescue Resource Foundation (AARF). From left: Aman (adopted 2009, Ethiopia) holding Chewy (poodle-mix), Jim Nardi with Citina (adopted 2007, Ethiopia) holding foster puppy, Dana Mikel with Noah (adopted 2007, Ethiopia), Kidest (adopted Oct. 2011, Ethiopia), Tess (adopted 2003, Russia) holding Benson (golden retriever-rottweiler-mix) and Sam holding foster puppy. Photo by Lillian Cox
ing of affection at the orphanage.Today, she is thriving, and a good student. In 2007, Mikel was moved to action after becoming aware of 1 million Ethiopian orphans created by the AIDS epidemic. She set out to get a baby boy, but instead got a referral for a girl. “I said, ‘We’ll take her but we still want a little boy,” she said. After picking up Citina, 5 months, they visited Noah who was about 2 months, weighing only one pound. He had scabies and a distended belly.When his condition worsened, the agency called the deal off saying he wasn’t going to live. Mikel persisted. As senior manager of operations
with Qualcomm, Nardi has family-friendly benefits including a $4,000 reimbursement for adoptions and a week off for bonding time. “Jim flew over the next day and the judge pushed it through,” Mikel said. Noah arrived in San Diego with scabies, the Giardia parasite, pneumonia and an enlarged heart and liver. “I was terrified when his fever spiked,” she said. “A week later, with some good ole American doctoring, all major problems were miraculously gone.” In 2009, the family met Aman at an orphanage where his widowed mother relinquished him so he wouldn’t starve. Officials thought he was 7, but doctors later deter-
mined he was 10. “When he arrived here we put him into soccer camp, and within the first day the coach said, ‘Can we put him into competitive soccer?,’” Nardi said. Aman is also a competitive runner. During his first year at Pacific Rim school, he was voted to the student council. A friend of the NardiMikel family met Kidest, a 10year-old girl, on a recent visit to an Ethiopian orphanage. When Nardi returned with her on Oct. 8, after 36 hours on a plane, he took her directly to a soccer game to watch Aman play. “She was here just one day when she asked if she could go to school,” Mikel said. With each family mem-
ber busy with their own commitments, Nardi says their favorite activity is meeting up with other Ethiopian children and their adoptive families at a restaurant in San Diego. The family also continues to foster puppies through AARF. Over the past 10 years, they’ve fostered 200 dogs, including scores of newborns. Looking forward, Mikel wants to start a nonprofit to raise funds for Ethiopian orphanages, and possibly adopt again. “If either of us married anyone else, this never would have worked,” she said. “Once things settle with Kidest, God will throw something toward me. I never planned to have kids and here I’ve got six.”
Applicants make pitches for seat on Encinitas city council By Wehtahnah Tucker
Twelve of the 13 applicants to fill the vacant seat on the five-member City Council individually addressed the council during a regular meeting Oct. 26. Alice Jacobson did not attend, citing a scheduling conflict. During the five-minute speeches that varied from the heavily scripted to the off-the-cuff humorous remarks, applicants outlined the reasons each wanted to serve out the term of longtime councilwoman Maggie Houlihan who died from cancer Sept. 16. Tony Brandenburg, a current member of the city’s planning commission called the seat a “coveted position.” At age 18 he hitchhiked to San Diego and figured out that his rural roots were conflicting with the bustling city. He took a bus north and settled in Encinitas. “I knew Encinitas was my home,” he said. Brandenburg told the council he doesn’t have the
answers to the issues that face the city, but said with cooperation from council and public he would help find solutions. “Both Encinitas and I have changed, “ he said. Like some other applicants who spoke, Brandenburg paid homage to Houlihan. “Nobody would suggest they could replace Ms. Houlihan,” he said. “The lady was a gift, a jewel. “I can’t tell you that I am or that I will,” he said when Barth asked if he would run for the seat in 2012. Councilwoman Kristin Gaspar asked all of the applicants the same question about problem solving and working with all council members in a positive way to build consensus rather than division. Robert Campbell, a member of the city’s Senior Citizens Commission answered by saying, “I start by listening to people…I’ve turned around four major companies in Southern California and you don’t do
that without listening to people.” He said the seat belongs to someone who can “listen, take notes and be prepared to brief the person who will be elected by the public.” David Drielsma, a retired schoolteacher said he would work through “compromise, compromise, compromise.” He said his experience as a teacher taught him to listen to all sides of all the arguments. He does not intend to run for the seat in 2012. Ken Harrison also vowed not to seek election in 2012. The founding member of Cardiff Town Council wrote the original incorporation documents in 1982. “‘I will vote with an open mind and an open heart,’ that’s a throw away line every politician uses,” he said. “I’m the only one to publicly endorse both Teresa Barth and Dan Dalager in the same election,” he said to laughs in the packed audience. He did so with a good conscience because he said they were
good people. “I will not do anything stupid to mess up this city,” he promised. Joann Hoffman, founder of a public health research firm who promises not to seek election said she would ask herself, “What would Maggie do?” when deciding on issues. Joel King, also a member of the city’s Senior Citizens Commission with a background in finance told the council his goal was to “strive to make Encinitas one of the best places to live in California if not the United States.” He left the option open to run in 2012. Tony Kranz, who placed third in his bid for City Council in 2010 said he received 8,870 votes. Through “open and vigorous deliberation,” he said he would do what’s best for the community. “I’m a big advocate of open government,” he said. “I’m sorry we’re here doing this tonight, I’d rather have Maggie filling her own term.” He said he does plan to run in 2012.
Alan Lerchbacker, a 26year veteran of the Navy said his experience has taught him to listen, care and respect others. He expressed an interest in running in 2012. Kent Mesplay said he believes in creating a more approachable government. He spoke to his background in emergency management. He said he is leaving open the idea of running in 2012. He’s also a Green Party Presidential candidate. “I’ve long believed in consensus,” he said. “It can be difficult but it’s better in the long run.” Mark Muir, the city’s current Fire Chief has served 24 years in the city’s fire department in various capacities. “As a member of the City Council I would be able to hit the ground running,” he said. “I believe we have a great staff, great city and a great future.” Would resign from Olivenhain Municipal TURN TO APPLICANTS ON B15
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Association honors RSF Foundation By Patty McCormac
COCKTAILS WITH CLASS Solana Santa Fe Elementary School’s PTO organized a series of parent cocktail parties, dubbed “Cocktails With Class” which took place throughout October, by grade level, hosted by various families who opened their homes to get to know other parents of youngsters in their children’s classes. John and Krista Bonano enjoyed the second/third-grade Cocktails With Class party at the home of Jeff and Kara Chine. Photo by Astrid Schell.
RANCHO SANTA FE — At the Oct. 20 meeting of the Association, Christy Wilson and Charles Yash of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation were in attendance to officially invite the board to that evening’s 30th anniversary celebration. Wilson, executive director of the foundation and Yash, chairman, received congratulations for their work while they were there. “The Foundation does good for our community and a lot of other places,” said Jack Queen, president of the Association. About 400 people came to show their support for the Foundation during the celebration held at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Foundation was founded by about 12 community members to help the less fortunate in Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding areas and has grown into an international organization that helps people around the world, especially in the aftermath of natural disasters. “We have become successful and now are becoming significant,” Wilson said. Wilson took over the helm of the Foundation about 14 years ago when the assets were at about $1 million. Now they are $30 million and growing. Almost $100 million has flowed through the fund,Yash told the Association. In other Association news, Ivan Holler, covenant planner, told the gathering that a total of six area roadways are due for resurfacing this year, probably after the rainy season. The decision was made by San Diego County Supervisors on Oct. 12.The roads due for improvement are Las Planideras, Mimulus, Los Morros, Rambla De Las Flores,Via de Fortune and Lago Lindo. “This is all scheduled in the current fiscal year,”
Holler said. “The funds have been approved and the contractor selected.” Originally, only Las Planideras and Mimulus were scheduled for resurfacing. As per the Association bylaws, each year the board is required to prepare and distribute an annual report to all members. That report must include a balance sheet, an income statement and a state of changes in the financial position. The report must be reviewed and audited by a licensed firm of the California State Board of Accountancy in this case ATK, LLP, which gave a report to the board at the Oct. 20 meeting. “Kudos to the finance department,” said Ron Mitchell, partner in the auditing firm that reviewed the audit before the Association. “The audit this year went very smoothly.” After the report, the Association approved the annual report for printing and mailing to its members. Finally, community member Heather Slosar spoke to the Association about play equipment for a proposed playground on the Arroyo Property. Various play structures and locations have been discussed over the years, but each had been abandoned because of issues surrounding it. The current proposal is for a children’s play structure on a part of the Rancho Santa Fe Arroyo property that is owned by the Association but is outside the Covenant. The proposed play structure would be commercial grade and made of natural cedar logs. After the meeting, Association members took a tour of a similar playground at the Village Church. The decision on whether to fund the project will be taken up at a later meeting.
Chabad explores Judaism RANCHO SANTA FE — Promoting Jewish cultural literacy, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will present “Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism.” Rabbi Levi Raskin of Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe will begin the six course sessions at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Chabad Jewish Center of RSF. “As the People of the Book, we strongly believe Jews should know the richness of their Jewish heritage,” said Raskin, “and that is what we hope to accomplish in Rancho Santa Fe with this entertaining new educational offering.” Spanning a wide range of subjects, “Fascinating Facts” includes sessions on Jewish myth and urban legend, Biblical stories and events, Jewish foods, the Hebrew language, life cycle events, and mysteries of the occult. The course will address issues such as the Jewish view on Satan
and the evil eye, whether angels have wings, and why pork is considered the quintessential non-kosher food. “We’ve designed this course as a fun and insightful overview of Jewish heritage to promote a Jewish cultural literacy within the community,” said Rabbi Zalman Abraham, of JLI’s Brooklyn Headquarters, “We aim to enlighten even the most seasoned trivia buffs with a treasure trove of ‘Who knew?’ Jewish factoids.” The program is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Judaism. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue,temple, or other house of worship. Interested students may call (858) 756-7571 or visit JewishRSF.com for registration and other course-related information.
Who’s NEWS? Business news and special achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via e-mail to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. New murder mystery Solana Beach author Kate Carter Gooch announces her new novel “The Evening Wolves,” a World War II murder mystery published by Tate Publishing. The book is available through bookstores, at tatepublishing.com/bookstore, barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com. Gooch was born and raised in England, 10th in a family of 11 children. She presently resides in Solana Beach with her husband, a retired U.S. Navy Commander.
Meet Tinkerbell At her Carlsbad Village Fair booth Nov. 6, Carlsbad businesswoman Linda Swisher, of Gifts by Mail, will welcome Margaret Kerry, the original model for Disney’s Tinker Bell in the l953 film, “Peter Pan.”The booth is No. 969, near the corner of Grand and Roosevelt. Kerry was the model/actor/dancer/ for the iconic fairy and will be displaying her exclusive photos and signing autographs. For more information, visit Tinkerbelltalks.com.
Corvette central Seventeen North Coast Vettes members caravanned in nine Corvettes from Carlsbad’s Premium Outlet to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, participated in Chula Vista's Centennial Celebration on Oct. 15.
Pala winner Chuck M., a retiree from Vista, correctly picked the winners in all 12 National Football League games Oct. 16,and won $6,500 as the first “Perfect Pick”winner in Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s $34,000 Pigskin Payoff. A life-long San Diego Chargers fan, Chuck said he put his winnings in the bank but plans to return to Pala and play the Pigskin Payoff again.
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This weeks’ Helen Woodward Animal Center pet is Hutch, a 6-monthold, black kitten with big yellow eyes. Hutch’s best friend, Starsky, also needs a home and with the “Me and My Shadow” promotion, if you adopt Hutch, you get Starsky for free. Hutch’s adoption fee is $99 including microchip identification. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been spayed or neutered, have up-todate vaccinations and
KIDS HAVE FUN WITH PUMPKINS Students and parents at Solana Santa Fe Elementary School had some holiday fun, decorating pumpkins in the school garden for Halloween. Above, Paige Harris, Annie Richard and Morgan Schreiber happily welcomed in the fall with their pumpkin activities. Left, Alexandra Velasco and her mother, Dennise, glitz up pumpkins and themselves in the school garden. Right, Sam Tardif gets goofy as he plans equally goofy faces for his Halloween pumpkin
Grown-up CONTRACT CARPET time at the library RANCHO SANTA FE — In November, the Rancho Santa Fe library will have two programs, specifically for adults. Come join the Make & Take Craft event at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 and try your hand at making a pin and matching gift tin. All supplies are provided at no charge. To see a sample of the craft, go to ranchosantafelibrary.wordpress.c om/. Next up is the Rancho Santa Fe Library book club, which will gather at 2 p.m. Nov.18, delayed from its usual date, due to the library’s closure for Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11. The book to be discussed is Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” All interested adults are welcome. For more information, call the Rancho Santa Fe Library at (858) 756-2512.
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Miracle League of San Diego has a ball with celebrity pitchers By Tony Cagala
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black couldn’t record a single out when he took to the mound recently. No, it wasn’t any attempt at a comeback, but the affable manager came out to the Engel Family Field Oct. 22 in support of The Miracle League of San Diego’s second annual Celebrity Pitcher Day. The event, which is spearheaded by Padres AllStar closer Heath Bell and former Padre Mark Loretta and active board member of the Miracle League, gave the kids an opportunity to face Major League pitching, all while dressed up in Halloween costumes. “It just demonstrates the commitment of the Padres
and the community,” said Dan Engel, co-founder and president of The Miracle League of San Diego. “Having these pitchers come out just enlarges our family and makes us feel really good…to combine it with Halloween just makes it more fun.” “I took a pounding today,” Black said. “I don’t think I registered an out.” Participating in the event, he said, and what this league stands for is something that the Padres want to be a part of. “It is such an energy-filled afternoon and so much positive mojo coming from these kids and parents. They get to play baseball.” Bell has been a part of the Miracle League ever since he joined the Padres organi-
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black shares some time with Matthew during the Oct. 22 Celebrity Pitcher Day.
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SWING BATTER! Sonny Woodsan, dressed as Super Mario, takes a big hack at a hanging curve ball during The Miracle League of San Diego’s second annual Celebrity Pitcher Day. Photos by Tony Cagala
zation. It’s something that is important to him and to his family, with one daughter in the league and two others who volunteer. “Everybody’s out here smiling, having a great time. This is the way it is every week…it’s a good time for the kids to get out of the house and enjoy and just be a kid. I’m honored to be out here and be a part of it,” Bell said. The day served as a representation of their community spirit, Engel said.With such
a high demand for a Miracle League expansion, Engel said they were looking to build a second field in the South Bay. A lot of what was happening within the community, the stands and on the field was what they are looking bring to the South Bay, because of the huge demand throughout San Diego County. “We’re looking forward to building that second field to serve more in the South Bay,” Engel said. The day also saw former
San Diego Padres All-Star closer Heath Bell, dressed up as “Waldo” from “Where’s Waldo?” gets ready to pitch.
As for not recording an Chargers standout Junior Seau throw off the mound, out: “That’s why they call it including Cy Young Award- the off-season; we’ve got stuff to work on,” Bell said. winner Randy Jones.
Women’s soccer loses finale, preps for playoffs By Tony Cagala
The CSUSM women’s soccer team lost their final regular season game at home Oct. 21, 1-0 to Westminster College. The loss will prevent the team from getting a firstround host, said head coach Ron Pulvers, but the team will be ranked no. 1 as they head to Thomasville, Ga. for the A.I.I. Conference tournament beginning Nov.10. “We’ve got to win that tournament,” Pulvers said. “If we don’t win that tournament our season’s going to be over.” Despite a hosting opportunity on the line, the Cougars didn’t depart from their normal playing style, including remaining physical on the field. “Our team is known for being one of the most physical teams in the nation,” said forward Shelby Bush. “And that’s what we pride ourselves on…running teams over and wearing them out and, we play every game like that.” The Cougars fell behind 1-0 in the 20th minute after Westminster College’s for-
GOAL-DRIVEN CSUSM forward Shelby Bush makes an attack on goal during the team’s 10 loss. Photo by Tony Cagala
ward Margo Hickman scored on defensive lapse.
After the game, Pulvers said it was playoff-type soccer. “I thought we dominated the whole game, except we had one mistake that they capitalized,” he said. Pulvers did give credit to Westminster for withstanding the pressure the Cougars were able to apply. Looking for that one elusive goal, Bush said: “You have to believe that it’s going to come. We had opportunities; we out-shot them; we had more corner kicks than them; it was going to come, we just didn’t have whatever we needed.” The team will begin to prepare for the tournament after finishing the season with a 13-3-1 record. What they’ll take from this season into the playoffs with them is a sense that they can’t get too confident, Bush said. “We’ve got to go in and know that we have to work hard, and that’s what our team’s all about – is just working really hard. We might not have the best skill, we might not be able to pass the ball as
well as some other teams, but we just work really hard and that’s what we pride ourselves on,” she added. “The lessons are always greatly learned, especially the one here today,” said Pulvers. “We’ll see if we’re able to learn from this and move on, we’ll be a better team because of it.”
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$36,000 to be used to further their education, to expand current projects or to explore new possibilities. Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 6, 2012. Tikkun Olam is a central precept of Judaism that translates to “repair of the world.” Established by Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller, the awards aim to celebrate and encourage the next generation of Jewish leaders who are already pursuing their visions for significant social change. — Teens may be nominated by teachers, community leaders, rabbis, or anyone who knows the value of their volunteer service and commitment — except family members.
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SOUNDS OF SURF Surfer/musician James Clifford in Fiji. Courtesy photo
CHRIS AHRENS Sea Notes In 1962 my sister came home from college with an album that would forever change my life. It was called “Surfer’s Choice,” the musician was Dick Dale, and we turned up our parent’s gigantic wooden hi-fi all the way. The enduring hit from that album, “Miserlou” provided a soundtrack to accompany a rush that only a surfer knows. Later that year, at the Rendezvous Ballroom on Balboa Island, I heard Dick Dale and his Deltones blast out the sounds of surfing live, as the gentle rocking of the waves I had surfed that day was translated into sound waves that moved me along with hundreds of other surfers and hodads in a Surfer’s Stomp. About a year later my sister came home with a Beatles album. I hated it, believing what Jimi Hendrix would later say, “You’ll never hear surf music again.” (Apparently Hendrix’s quote is out of context and completed by his adding, “That seems like a lie
to me.”) Recently I was told that Hendrix, like many of us, had been turned on by Dick Dale’s electric adrenaline in the early ‘60s. I believe it, since, to me, Jimi was playing surf music. If you doubt it, take a left turn at “Rainbow Bridge.” It was the early ‘80s and my friend, surfer Chris O’Rourke was dying of cancer. In response, we decided to hold a concert at the La Paloma Theater. Somebody I knew had Dick Dale’s phone number and I cold-called him to ask if he would play, to help raise money for our friend. He immediately agreed and brought the entire band out to play free, all on a phone call from a stranger. I’ll never forget it. It would be years before Quentin Tarantino found the switch to “Miserlou” in “Pulp Fiction” and new audiences were fueled by Dick Dale’s surf beats. Recently, Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas added vocals to “Miserlou” and it still retained the power to move us toward the surf. No matter how that song is packaged, it will forever be among my favorites. I hadn’t thought much about surf music until last week when I was invited to Studio West to hear 17-year-old TURN TO SEA NOTES ON B15
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Woman takes to running after loss of husband By Lillian Cox
After losing her husband Jack to Alzheimer’s disease in January, Anne Garrett filled the void by continuing to train as a runner. Three months later, in April, she broke the American record for the half marathon at the Carlsbad 5000 (for her age group). She was 77. Garrett’s life changed dramatically as she became a media darling, appearing in newspapers, television and online. “People come up to tell me that I am an inspiration,” she said smiling. “I don’t think I am, but it makes me feel good to know that I might be helping someone continue to do whatever it is they want to do.” Garrett was born in 1934, and raised in a small village in Northern Ireland where she said she walked everywhere out of necessity, not because she necessarily enjoyed it. She and Jack met in 1956. Both worked for Harland and Wolff, shipbuilders best known for building the Titanic. “We had a mutual friend who asked each of us to a dance,” Garrett recalled. “We danced every dance after that (for 55 years).” After they married, Jack continued to work at sea as an engineer and eventually was assigned to the Queen Mary. With their two girls, Jayne and Joanne, they moved to California after Jack brought the ship to its finally destination in Long Beach in December 1967. Garrett got into competitive racing 16 years ago when Jayne, a runner, suggested she walk in a race as something they could do together. “I got absolutely hooked,” Garrett remembered. “I liked the competitive spirit and thought I would like to do a half marathon.” Only 5 foot 1 inch and 90 pounds, she began training, and eventually started working with race walker Sloan Zsiros. “I was 65 by this time and I walked a marathon in 5 hours and 19 minutes,” she said. “That was my only marathon. I stuck to half marathons.” After the marathon, Zsiros started her own group, Walk This Way. Garrett served as an assistant coach. Sloan introduced Garrett to Karen Evans, a race walker and runner. “One day Karen said that she wanted to give me a GPS that she didn’t need any more,” Garrett said. “It was the day before my 72nd birth-
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day, which was also the day of the 2006 Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach.” Instead of race walking Garrett decided to run. “I started off running and felt good and I looked at the GPS and my pace was good,” she recalled. “I ran the whole thing and came in first in my age group (70-74). From then on, every race I did I came in first.” With all her success, Garrett continued to serve as caregiver for Jack as his health deteriorated.
“It was my stress relief when I’d run along Carlsbad Boulevard for 5 miles in the morning,” she said. “When I’m home again, I’m ready for anything.” Garrett would awaken Jack and bathe, dress and feed him.Then she’d take him out for a 3-mile walk on Carlsbad Boulevard. Sometimes on Saturdays she’d run 10 miles, then walk with Jack for 6 more. “What Garrett went through with Jack represented years of dedication,” said Evans, who continues to run
with Garrett twice a week. “We should all be as lucky as Jack to have someone there until the end.” After Jack’s death, Garrett was recruited for the women’s masters group of the
San Diego Track Club, and the USAA Track and Field Club. On Feb. 5 of this year, her 77th birthday, she competed in the USATF Cross Country Champions in San Diego. She received three medals: one for the team, one for her individual age group (75-79), and one for placing second in age grading. Garrett also hopes to pass along her passion for running to younger generations. She enjoys encouraging children to exercise through the Move Your Feet Before You Eat! Foundation. For the next few weeks she’ll be talking to students at Oceanside and Vista schools. “Life is what you make it,” Garrett said. “I had a very good husband, a sound mar-
riage and two wonderful children. I am fortunate to still be able to run along the coast, and watch the waves and the birds. Life doesn’t get much better than that.”
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Choosing the right glucose meter is key for those with diabetes By Consumer Reports
For the 26 million people in the United States with diabetes, today’s faster, more accurate blood glucose meters are a welcome improvement. Consumer Reports compared
17 models with a standard laboratory analyzer and had a panel of six people with diabetes evaluate their convenience. Twelve models performed well enough to be recommend-
ed, including three CR Best Buys: ReliOn Confirm, ReliOn Micro, and ReliOn Ultima (all available at Walmart; each $9). CR’s experts say that using any blood glucose meter cleared by the Food and Drug
Administration is beneficial, but they found some to be more reliable than others. ACCURACY IS KEY Current standards require that the devices be accurate within 20 percentage points of
lab readings. CR thinks those standards should be tightened, an improvement the FDA is considering. CR’s Ratings allow the comparison of the accuracy of various models beyond the current guidelines. All models that were tested were well within current accuracy regulations, but only those with Very Good or Excellent scores earned CR’s recommendation. Accu-Chek Compact Plus ($20), Accu-Chek Aviva ($20), and TRUEresult (Walgreens; $18) all earned Excellent accuracy scores and were also Very Good for repeatability, CR’s evaluation of how consistent the meters were from test to test. They work quickly, have a lot of memory and can track the average readings over time. The Accu-Chek models can also download results to your PC. Most models now have either automatic coding or a removable chip that codes for you. Accu-Chek Compact Plus and Bayer Breeze 2 ($30) each have a cartridge that stores and automatically loads test strips, but that feature made them too bulky for some of the panelists. Don’t focus on the meter’s price tag, which ranges from $9 to $84; the test strips can cost up to $1,750 a year for four tests per day. Check which brands of blood glucose meters and strips your insurance covers. If you are responsible for a substantial portion of the cost, consider ReliOn Confirm, ReliOn Micro, and ReliOn Ultima models from Walmart.They have a low annual test-strip expense (about $570),and all three have
some nice features, including automatic test-strip coding for Confirm and Micro. ReliOn Confirm and the ReliOn Ultima can store at least 360 readings that can be downloaded to your computer. FEVER THERMOMETERS With an eye to cold and flu season, Consumer Reports tested 10 thermometers that are probably speedier than those you used growing up.CR tested two types on four adults without fevers, comparing each device’s read-out against a medical thermometer’s. The most accurate thermometers were within 0.5 degrees of the medical thermometer, and all but one were at least rated Good at repeating a retaken temperature. The exception: the lowest-rated Vicks ComfortFlex V966F-24 ($15). Results varied widely among ComfortFlex thermometers,and some came with dead batteries. The top-rated digital stick thermometer, the CVS Flexible Tip Digital ($15), has a flexible tip, which most users preferred to the rigid type, and its readout took just 8 seconds. The least expensive model, Walmart’s ReliOn Rigid 60 Second ($3), a CR Best Buy, was accurate and best at repeating the correct temperature, though it has a small display and a long read-out time. The top infrared models — Vicks V977 (forehead, $37), another CR Best Buy, and Exergen Temporal Scanner TAT-2000C (forehead, $50) — were accurate and comfortable.
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Two-lane road serves as gateway to memorial E’LOUISE ONDASH Hit the Road Unlike the crystal clear, warm September day on which American Airlines Flight 93 crashed into the Pennsylvania countryside, today borders on biting cold. Heavy dark clouds hover and the wind cuts right through us as leave the car and walk toward the flight path of the hijacked airliner, one of four that terrorists brought down on Sept. 11, 2001. You’ve got to make an effort to visit the Flight 93 Memorial in southwest Pennsylvania; it’s not on the way to anything. We drive an hour-and-a-half from Pittsburgh, and once off the main highway, continue another 10 minutes on a winding, recently constructed two-lane road. Even though it was built out of necessity, the road also provides a time buffer between the rest of the world and this final resting place of Flight 93’s 40 passengers (ages 20 to 79) and its crew. The four terrorists are part of the earth here, too. Our first stop is the Visitor Shelter and the signage that offers a timeline of the 9/11 events; photos of the crash victims; the story of events in the cockpit during the last moments of the flight; and a picture taken by a local resi-
SOMBER REMINDER One of the several signs at the Flight 93 Memorial. On Sept. 11, 2001 a Boeing 757 Crashed in an empty field. The 7,000 gallons of jet fuel on board created a ball of fire “higher than the trees.” A local resident took this photo minutes after the crash.
dent minutes post-crash showing a giant black cloud against a brilliant blue sky. Inside the Visitor Shelter, people huddle around a counter and bulletin board, leaving messages for the Tribute Collection to be amassed by the National Park Service. “God bless you. God bless America,” says one scrawled in a young person’s hand. “You are truly brave. Katie Ahlborn” “Thank you for risking your lives. Seth Allen.” reads another. From the shelter, we cross the charcoal-black Memorial Plaza and Events Area to the marble Memorial Wall of Names. Forty of the marble
slabs are engraved with the names of passengers and crew. One reads “Laura Catuzzi Grandcolas” in dark lettering, which is followed by “and unborn child” in lettering so light I almost miss it. Now the events of 9/11 seem more real, more personal. I simultaneously try to imagine and not to think about the Boeing 757 hitting the ground upside down at 563 miles an hour. Despite the temperature, which I’m sure is colder now than when we arrived, the visitors continue to stream in. One woman in flip flops and a flimsy sweatshirt jacket is apparently determined to see the
Visitors walk the length of the Memorial Wall at the Flight 93 Memorial in southwestern Pennsylvania. Each marble-slab that makes up the wall is engraved with the name of a crew or passenger (minus the four terrorists that hijacked the plane). Photo by Jerry Ondash
memorial even if she freezes. Before it was dedicated in September on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, about 5,000 visitors a week came to the memorial, a National Parks ranger tells us. After the dedication, that number has grown to 3,000 to 4,000 a day. There is a section of the site that can be seen by most visitors only through a set of polished, vertical wooden beams. It is the actual area where the remains of the victims still lie. A boulder with a plaque marks the area and only family are allowed to walk this
ground. The park ranger tells us that only a few artifacts were recovered from the site — “enough to fill two or three shoeboxes,” she says. “We gave these to the families.” Just how to memorialize the horrendous and historic crash was a challenge met by the Paul Murdoch Architects of Beverly Hills. Phase 1 of the 2,200-acre national park is complete; Phases 2 and 3 are to come. Supporters hope to finance them with a combination of public and private monies.
According to the architects’ Web site, the finished memorial will be “designed as an entire landscape through which visitors experience a sequence of natural features developed to commemorate the actions of the passengers and crew of Flight 93.” For extensive information on the memorial, Flight 93, a timeline of all the events of Sept.11,2001,videos and more, visit nps.gov/flni/index.htm. E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at email@example.com.
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tough to get a table between 7 and 9 p.m., so if that is your desired time to eat I’d suggest a reservation. Both indoor seating areas are fun though the tables in the bar and music area tend to be a bit more high energy. It’s nice to sit outside on the sidewalk with the music in the background also. The new Calypso still retains its old-school charm but has some nice new touches including a much bigger bar area. One of my favorite things to do is pop into Calypso early, grab a seat at the bar, order a drink and some food and listen to some music. Easy conversation with new friends almost always ensues and the staff is very friendly. I have tried just about everything on the menu at Calypso and have narrowed it down to my current top five … that tends to change weekly as Chef Ryan Adams whips up some amazing specials. My
current top five starts with Denisa’s Yellowfin Tuna Napoleon with sashimi grade tuna, crab, avocado and mango salsa. Next up would be the mussels. They offer them four ways and all of them are very nice. Henri’s Coq a Vin transports me to a French bistro every time. The Poisson Au Sel is also named after Henri, who is Knafo’s father, and is a whole sea bass baked in rock salt and stuffed with rosemary. If you are lucky and Henri is around, he will expertly fillet it tableside for you, though the servers are well trained in this procedure also. I’m also a big fan of the St. Pierre, which is a John Dory with a light, crispy exterior covering a moist and flaky fillet. So that leaves me one more. Why did I limit myself to five? I’ll have to go with Yvette’s lobster ravioli. It’s rich and decadent and very hearty. Honorable mention goes
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Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 Jump at any chances you get in the year ahead to join new clubs, groups or organizations where you can make new friends. Substantial benefits could come your way through contacts you develop at this time. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Be a good listener if someone you know seeks you out to discuss a tasty tidbit of recent vintage. It'll be to your advantage to check it out with alacrity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Try to finalize some kind of involvement you have with others that has profitable potential. Stay on top of it and don't leave anything dangling, because time is not on your side. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Because both your luck and popularity might be waxing, this could be an interesting day for you. Each factor could help produce something good. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Keep at it, because you could be rather fortunate in resolving a critical situation or issue that looked to be hanging in the balance. Once resolved, you'll feel like a winner. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don't hesitate to help out a friend when he or she requests it. What this person will do for you in appreciation could make the gesture you offer pale in comparison. ARIES (March 21-April 19) --
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James Clifford record seven of his own songs. With hints of Sound Garden and Led Zeppelin hanging in the strings on some notes, Clifford blends his influences to create something all his own with stunning tracks like “Black Sails.” But there was something vaguely familiar in the guitar solos. Clifford himself might not call it that, but this was surf
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required by Nov. 11 for the program “401(k) fees and compliance, Best Practices for Fiduciaries” to help understand the new fiduciary standards, service provider and fee disclosure rules, plus lunch and a Q & A from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. RSVP online at torreypinesbank.com/.
Christmas West From 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, West Inn & Suites, Bistro West, and West Steak and Seafood will host a free holiday celebration with Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves plus carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts and seasonal treats and spirits by Chef Eugenio Martignago. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots Drive. For reservations, call (866) 4319378.
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NOV. 4, 2011 music. And how could it not be? The author of the songs is a surfer and no surfer ever strays far from the organic rhythms of the sea. It didn’t hurt that Gregg and Matt Bissonette, who have backed up such notables as Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth and Joe Satriani were on hand in the studio to thicken up Clifford’s waves of sound. Closing my eyes I was back in my front room, mind surfing to yet another new vibration. Just as I had in ’62,
I imagined a long lined up wall, peeling fast. This time it was “Black Sails,” not “Miserlou” that helped carry me through each threatening section. It became immediately apparent that Clifford’s music is best taken with salt water or concrete. The good news is that I did hear surf music again; it just took a little while.
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therapy, energy psychology, massage and Reiki, and will continue this offering the first Sunday of each month. Illume was founded by Shelly Rike and Michelle Leuschen in March of 2011.
Toddler time La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten, 2276 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, is offering Mommy or Daddy and Me introductory preschool classes for children 24- to 36-months of age. Sessions are scheduled monthly and classes meet once per week for 90 minutes. The cost is $57 per session. Contact the school, (760) 4362797 or visit lacostavalleypreschool.com for more information.
New therapies Illume, an alternative therapy center at 621 Second St., Encinitas, will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4, offering free and donation-based treatments in energetic therapies such as acupuncture, cranial sacral
Chris Ahrens is a surfer and author of four books on surfing. E-mail him at email@example.com.
Ladies at La Costa The Ladies Professional Golf A announced that the Kia Association Classic will return in 2012 to the La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road in Carlsbad, Calif., where the inaugural event was held in 2010. The tournament, which will feature a 144-player field, will be played March 19 through March 25, 2012.
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Water District board and retire as fire chief if appointed. He is interested in running for the seat in 2012. Robert Schneider, a native Nebraskan, moved back to Encinitas in 2004 after retirement. He said he would consider running only if, after six months, the full council was satisfied with his performance. “Maybe we saved the best for last, I hope,” Lisa Shaffer said as she approached the microphone. Houlihan contacted her in March 2011, saying Shaffer was the best person to replace her on the council to carry on her legacy. Shaffer
said she is known for her integrity, generosity and ability to get things done. Schaffer said she would work towards a “sustainable future for our wonderful city.” She decared her intention to run in 2012. Bernard Minster said he was impressed by the quality of applicants. The longtime resident encouraged the council to choose an applicant based on their decision-making abilities, who was action oriented, had broad based communications skills and budgeting knowledge. Bruce Ehlers, Houlihan’s former campaign manager in all three elections said he was in a unique position to determine who
would best represent her constituents. He said that the two applicants who would not represent Houlihan’s constituents were Muir and Jacobson, both supported Prop A, while Houlihan opposed the measure. Ehlers also noted the inherent conflict in Muir’s active political support of both Deputy Mayor Jerome Stocks and Mayor James Bond. Ehlers said he supports Muir’s right to run in an open election but not to serve as an appointee by those who are in essence his employers. The council will make an appointment Nov. 2 and swear in the newest councilmember Nov. 9.
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