Rancho Santa Fe News, Sept. 10, 2010

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VOL. 6, NO. 19

SEPT. 10, 2010

Widow of murdered vet tries to move on

THISWEEK TRAVEL IN STYLE A new book gives a look at Cambodia’s unusual A9 transportation

By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Pam Stonebreaker, widow of Dr. Robert Stonebreaker, whose death was ruled a homicide after a car crash in January, said recently that she is trying to move forward while still looking for answers. “I know the community and everyone really wants resolution, especially myself and the kids,” she said. “There is no information coming from the homicide department and I do not know anything more than I did the first month of the


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Computer overhaul Hundreds line up for Helen Woodward rummage sale streamlines golf club By Patty McCormac

RANCHO SANTA FE — Before the 7 a.m. opening of the first Wags to Wishes rummage sale at the Helen Woodward Animal Center, at least 300 people had been lined up outside the door waiting since before 6 a.m. to enter the riding arena jampacked with bargains. The Aug. 28 rummage sale had bargains for items such as sporting goods, saddles, bicycles, pet supplies, books, jewelry, furniture and much more. “We heard it was chaos, in a very good way,” said Cindy Hess, who was serving on the second shift of cashiers. “It is a great turnout.” Profits from the event are earmarked for the center’s programs for animals in need, according to Renee Risko, director of development. “We’ve had a very busy morning,” Risko said. “We have a great response from the community and the won- CHECK IT OUT Pat Baldwin of San Diego inspects a sprinkler. derful donations from cloth- Photo by Patty McCormac

ing to furniture.” Risko pointed out volunteers from the National Charity League who also lent a hand at the event. Chad and Irena Dennis of Carlsbad were leaving the sale with books, T-shirts and a ball cap. “We support anything to do with supporting animals,” Irena Dennis said. Inspecting a bookcase at the sale were Tricia and Joe Berry of San Diego while Pat Baldwin of San Diego held an item in her hand trying to figure out what it was. “It is something,” she said before realizing it was a rather odd looking water sprinkler. Christia Teotico, 10, and his sister Lauren, 7, were happily helping their father John pick out a shirt. “It’s been hopping since 7 a.m.,” volunteer Erin Weigand said. Ashley Baran, development manager for the animal center, said it would take TURN TO SALE ON A14

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RANCHO SANTA FE — Major upgrades to the computer system and needed tennis court repairs were approved at the Sept. 2 Association meeting. A mega server will be installed in October that will merge the computer records of the golf club, tennis club and Rancho Santa Fe Patrol. The technology upgrade allows instant access to all information without waiting for employees to send information system to system. “It’s active enough to launch a space shuttle,” Steve Comstock, Association CFO, said. Updated software will also be purchased and a “virtual system” overlay will allow 16 bit, 34 bit and 64 bit computers in the system to talk to each other. “It solves a lot of issues in operations TURN TO COMPUTER ON A18


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SEPT. 10, 2010

ODD Biker marks crash’s anniversary with ride ‘Hot prowl’ FILES


By Wehtahnah Tucker

LEAD STORY Professional Training Required: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced in August that it had contract work for up to 2,100 language specialists to transcribe wiretaps, with immediate needs in the Atlanta field office for 144 Spanish experts, along with 12 for Vietnamese, and nine each for Korean, Farsi and “Ebonics.” Ebonics is recognized by some linguists as the “nonstandard” form of English spoken by African-Americans. (In one example cited by the Associated Press, offered by Stanford professor John Rickford, “th” endings are pronounced as “f,” e.g., “both” as “boaf.”)

The Continuing Crisis — Texas State Rep. Joe Driver, an 18-year House veteran whose website notes his opposition to “big spending habits of liberals in government,” was revealed in August to have been routinely doublebilling the government for travel expenses and to have been genuinely surprised to learn that voters and colleagues might find that improper. Wrote the Associated Press: “Driver insists he thought the double-billing was perfectly appropriate — until talking about it with the AP,” at which point he appeared to change his mind. “Well, it doesn’t sound (appropriate) now (if) you bring it up that way,” he admitted. “(To learn that) pretty well screws my week.” For at least five years, Driver had been collecting from the government for expenses already reimbursed by his re-election campaign. — Every weekend for the last four years, parishioners from the New Beginnings Ministries church in Warsaw, Ohio, have gathered in front of The Fox Hole strip club in nearby Newcastle and tried to shame customers by photographing them and posting their license plate numbers on the Internet, and brandishing hellfire-threatening signs. Recently, however, Fox Hole’s strippers joined the duel, congregating on Sundays in front of New Beginnings, wearing bikinis and “see-through” shorts, dancing scandalously, squirting each other with jumbo water guns, and wielding their own Biblequoting signs to greet the day’s worshippers. — The Los Angeles Unified School District has laid off nearly 3,000 teachers in the last two years, faces a $640 million annual shortfall, and runs some of the country’s worst-performing classrooms. However, in the last three years, it has opened three luxurious “Taj Mahal” schools costing $1.1 billion, including the $578 million, TURN TO ODD FILES ON A13

With all the pomp and circumstance of a professional cycling event, John Miksa made his final push of the 15mile journey from Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to Scripps Encinitas on Aug. 27. With more than 100 supporters cheering and many chanting “John, John, he’s our man, if he can’t do it physical therapy can,” Miksa was near tears as he waved to the crowd. On Aug. 21, 2009, Miksa, 55, an author and consultant from Carlsbad, was hit by an automobile driven by a distracted driver near Pacific and Cassidy streets in Oceanside. He was propelled over the car’s hood and roof, landing with a shattered ankle and significant damage to his C-5 and C-6 vertebrae. After suffering the devastating accident, everything went numb. “I could feel some pain, but mostly I realized I couldn’t move, my body was still.” Miksa was indeed paralyzed from the neck down. Thankfully, Chris Garcia, an Oceanside employee, saw the accident and called emergency first responders immediately. An emotional Garcia was also on hand to welcome Miksa to the finish line nearly a year after their first meeting. Against all odds things have taken a turn for the better for Miksa. Despite being given less than 1 percent chance of recovery from his severe spinal damage, Miksa said the unthinkable happened. The prognosis was so

suspect arrested By Shelli DeRobertis

housing for rental units were not valid. An impact fee must be the primary requirement for rental housing of five units or more, not including condominiums that are built to sell individually. Condominium developers in Solana Beach will still be required to set aside 10

The manhunt is over for 19-year-old Jose Ramirez who was suspected as an accomplice in a violent hot prowl burglary that happened in late July, after he was located in Fallbrook and arrested Aug. 31 by Carlsbad Police and the U.S. Marshals Service. Ramirez is suspected as being one of two men who allegedly broke into a neighbor’s apartment, rushed inside, closed the door and battered the 35year-old resident at the 3400 block of Clear Court in Carlsbad on July 24, according to Carlsbad Police. The suspected burglars and the victim all lived at the same apartment complex at the time of the break-in, police said. The motive for the crime is still unknown. “For some reason they went down and forced him in there,” Carlsbad police Sgt. Mickey Williams said of the suspects. After the assailants reportedly escaped, the victim called police around 11:40 p.m. While authorities were investigating the crime, a call from Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside was made to police with information that a victim of a stabbing was at the center seeking treatment, according to Lt. J. Eppel of the Carlsbad Police Department. The home invasion victim told police that he had stabbed one of the suspects while he was being battered, Eppel said. Police then escorted the burglary victim to the hospital where he identified the stab victim, Robert Aldrete, 21, as one of the men who broke into his house, according to police. Aldrete was arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility on charges of residential burglary, battery and false imprisonment, Eppel said. The victim sustained only minor injuries and declined medical treatment, according to police. Williams said the other suspect was later learned to be Ramirez, and a felony arrest warrant was issued for him Aug. 17, with charges of robbery, grand theft and battery. “An item was taken from the victim during the assault,” Williams said of the grand theft charges. The U.S. Marshals Service joined efforts with Carlsbad Police in the investigation into Ramirez’ whereabouts. Williams said that the two agencies work as a partnership when arrest



MIRACLE RIDE John Miksa rides into Scripps Encinitas Hospital on Aug. 27, one year after suffering a head-on bicycle accident with a car that left him paralyzed. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker

dire that neurosurgeon Scott Leery operated on Miksa in the hopes of giving him life as a paraplegic. But Miksa was determined to recover fully. “For whatever reason my progress was pretty rapid,” he said. “They stood me up on day four. I went

from being totally paralyzed to standing.” On Sept. 1, Miksa told his therapist he wanted to walk and he did — all 250 feet with the assistance of parallel bars. Later that afternoon veteran therapist Jim Cope assured Miksa he could walk

without the bars. “I was dealing with muscle atrophy, a broken ankle,” Miksa said. “I was an athlete my whole life and now I had a lot of anxiety about walking, I was in a lot of pain.” But with the grace of a TURN TO RIDE ON A19

Area Optimist club looks out for local children By Lillian Cox

The new Encinitas Optimist Club is launching an ambitious membership campaign this fall that will ultimately benefit local children. “We want new members with young ideas with a brighter focus on the future,” said club President Dr. Nicole Wahab. “We want more ideas about how the Optimists can serve the community.” Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs in 33 countries dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” Wahab reports that the club will be working closely with the Encinitas Union High School District to fill gaps in funding brought on by education cuts.

FEELING OPTIMISTIC Above is Charles Pease, president of the Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club, which serves as the sponsoring club for the new Encinitas chapter. To his right is Dr. Nicole Wahab, president of the new Encinitas chapter. The Optimist Creed reflects the mission that by providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids. Photo by Lillian Cox

An educator herself, Wahab is principal of Mt. Everest Academy in San Diego. In addition, she owns Stellar Scholar on South

Cedros in Solana Beach, which prepares students for college. “We are working with the Encinitas superintend-

ent of schools to identify needs,” she said. “The budget is bleak so we are looking at opportunities to offset costs to make education real. We want to be needs-based because with an ever-changing budget, things can change.” Another beneficiary of the Optimist Club is ConKerr Cancer, a project that makes pillowcases with cheerful designs for children who are hospitalized. The Southern California district of the Optimist Club has generated materials for more than 7,000 pillowcases. In addition to working with the Encinitas Union School District and ConKerr Cancer, Wahab says her goal is to generate new ideas about how the Optimists can TURN TO OPTIMIST ON A15

Affordable housing study up for comment By Bianca Kaplanek

A study conducted to help Solana Beach estimate the impact of market-rate housing on the need for affordable units — and how much it should charge developers for those units — is now available on the city website for a 30-day public review. According to the city’s current inclusionary housing law, developers who build five or

more units of market-rate housing must set aside 10 percent of the total units for very low or low income levels for 30 years. The California Department of Housing and Community Development defines very low as making 50 percent of the area median income and low as making 80 percent. Depending on the number of people in the household that

translates, in San Diego, to an annual income between $28,900 and $47,900 for very low and $46,250 and $76,700 for low. In Solana Beach developers currently do not have the option to pay a fee in lieu of building the units. A Los Angeles court case last year determined laws such as the one in Solana Beach that mandate developers to build affordable



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Recycling tar balls To me, the advertising campaign being waged by British Petroleum to rehabilitate its public image is one thing if you’re a Madison Avenue ad agency and quite another if you’re in New Orleans having an inadvertent second thought about the spécialité de la maison at one of the renowned oyster bars there. This wouldn’t have come up as an issue but for wondering what the definitive answer will be to how it came about that tar balls ended up on the beaches of North County; with concentrations reported especially just north of Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside. So far, the talk in official state scientific circles suggests that the tar balls are naturally occurring, dislodged through hydrocarbon seepage spots on the ocean floor; created as the earth composes, decomposes and, if you will, recomposes on a regular basis; shaken loose perhaps by the earthquakes. Just like a cat that licks its fur clean, the ocean coughs up such tar balls and in they drift with the tide. One other possibility that scientists entertain is that some vessel at sea leaked the residue that congealed into tar balls, a theory that could be validated once the tar is examined closely enough to discover any so-called footprints from which to trace its origins. Or is there anything, we might also ask, to the notion you could derive from the website of the National Oceanographic and Atmosphere Administration, or NOAA, that the waters are fungible, you can’t totally separate one body of water from another, and if wet gooey “waste” flows thereupon, there’s no telling where it ends up? In the global scheme of things, is it that big of a hop, skip and a jump from the Panama Canal, say, to Cabo San Lucas or the Oceanside Pier? At any rate, it’s a short though panicky leap from the inferences we might draw from the NOAA site to the discomfiting (albeit speculative) conclusion that the tar balls on our beaches — even as few as they were — came from a bayou far, far away, in the southerly reaches of the State of Louisiana. That could explain the


BRUCE KAUFFMAN Not That You Asked queasy and angry feelings that come when for a brief moment we see how we’d just love to believe that British Petroleum is genuine and sincere when it conveys via its advertising that it will make everything right again in the Gulf of Mexico. For a second, we are seduced and spellbound by the adroit institutional advertising; we surely want to believe that BP, this bastion of Big Oil, is indeed a great corporate citizen after all. The fact is that scientists from top-flight universities in the Gulf states have made it clear there’s just no calculating the magnitude of this disaster. Even with the mop up relatively accomplished, no one knows how long it could take for habitats to be restored, or if that’s even possible. BP talks about $20 billion in reparations. Ken Feinberg, the Bostonian who applied Solomonlike principles to parceling out the limited funds extant to help the survivors of those killed on Sept. 11, is reported to be scratching his head over how to satisfy in any real way the claims for losses sustained by those whose livelihood depends on a robust and healthy Gulf of Mexico. Reporters for Mother Jones magazine at one point looked into BP’s performance as a payer of claims and found BP spent more on advertising than on reparations. So when the warmth and fuzziness of BP’s print ads and television commercials lull us into feeling good about the oil company’s efforts to undo massive damage that it could have prevented in the first place by heeding a series of warning signs, it’s time for a reality check. Picture a pelican, its food supply poisoned, picking at a bloated, oil-coated fin fish in a bayou and ask ourselves who we — and British Petroleum — are kidding. Bruce Kauffman can be reached at scribe.oceanside@gmail.com.

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Talk of fall racing, track surface at Del Mar Interim events on schedule Lots to stimulate backstretch chatter. According to published reports some owners and trainers are not happy about the Polytrack surface and are threatening to ship east next summer. Management contends track surface is a horse safety issue and will remain in place. Much talk, too, about the Oak Tree fall meeting being held where the turf meets the surf. Strong possibility that it could be but it’s more than just getting the track ready. Interim events are held weekly at the fairgrounds. Some highly successful ones like the Scream Zone Halloween event use some of the racetrack buildings and Holiday of Lights is held on the track. Skyboxes are used for parties and birds eye view of the light show. Other events use buildings and parking areas. Can horse racing and these activities coexist? You betcha — with lottsa professional planning and adjustments.

Whooping cough

BILL ARBALLO Eye on the Coast Some parents think it’s a great idea. A growing number believe it’s an invasion of parents’ rights. In the county it has been reported that objections are greater than the state average. A long time ago kids in elementary grades proudly displayed a scar on their upper arm certifying they had been vaccinated for small pox.That disease has nearly disappeared.

New Vons in the spring Coming in the spring is a new Vons shopping center off Santa Fe Drive and west of I-5 adjacent to the planned Hall sports park. Not just the old store with a facelift but a new building that took out a halfdozen smaller stores in addition to the old building.

Is whooping cough becoming Youth booze an epidemic? Published reports Young folks in the Surfside indicate it may be. A vaccine has City have succeeded in their quest been recommended for youngsters. for a tuff law that will provide stiff penalties for allowing youth booze parties in homes. These kids are quite sensitive to these becuz one of Contact a Reporter their peers lost his life last year in a CARLSBAD ALYX SARIOL car wreck after attending such an asariol@coastnewsgroup.com event. DEL MAR / SOLANA BEACH BIANCA KAPLANEK bkaplanek@coastnewsgroup.com ENCINITAS WEHTAHNAH TUCKER wtucker@coastnewsgroup.com OCEANSIDE PROMISE YEE pyee@coastnewsgroup.com RANCHO SANTA FE PATTY MCCORMAC pmccormac@coastnewsgroup.com SAN MARCOS / VISTA editor@coastnewsgroup.com CRIME / COURTS SHELLI DEROBERTIS sderobertis@coastnewsgroup.com PHOTOGRAPHER DANIEL KNIGHTON dan@pixelperfectimages.net


favor Cosco, which now draws shoppers from everywhere and has been a good neighbor.

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C’bad OKs store C’bad City Council wuzzn’t about to pass up the opportunity to reap a cash register full of sales tax revenue. It recently approved the construction of a Lowe’s home improvement store in the former Olympic Resort off Palomar Airport Road. It was not without opposition reminiscent of the folks who did not

MacDonald boardroom Naming the MiraCosta college boardroom for former longtime superintendent and trustee John MacDonald is a notable gesture but why not a building or a field? MacDonald, who died in 2001, did more to raise the college from when it shared classrooms with O’side high school to its present stage. He served on a passel of important organizations including O’side City Council and County Board of Supervisors. Truly a great tireless community icon.

I-5 expansion The more folks learn about the proposed I-5 expansion to 14 lanes in some residential areas the more adamant they become. However, it will have to be a tidal wave of opposition to impress Caltrans. It has a reputation of doing what it wants. Opposition groups have scheduled a Town Hall meeting at the Encinitas Community Center at 7 p.m. Sept. 13.

Visitor tax A sales tax on visitors is an easy way to go. When you are planning a vacation are you swayed by a visitors tax? Not likely. Most cities are convinced tourists will come regardless of how much tax they pony up when they vacation.

Herb Turner Surfside City architect, designer and builder Herb Turner, who passed away in August, was a staunch supporter of a green environment. He built more than 130 homes and commercial buildings TURN TO EYE ON TH COAST ON A19

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SEPT. 10, 2010

Proposed bill could put squeeze on small wineries community CALENDAR

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SEPT. 10 FALL FUN Park Dale Lane Elementary School will host its Medieval Fall Festival and Ice Cream Social from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10, 2050 Park Dale Lane. Admission is free. Food, game and raffle tickets can be purchased at the event, or in advance at http://sites. google.com/site/parkdalepta.

SEPT. 11 DANCE PARTY The San Diego Armed Services YMCA and The Fabulous Ultratones Dance Band will host a Dance Party for the Troops from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach. The 21 and over fundraiser supports military families in San Diego. Free gifts for military personnel in attendance, and a raffle. The cost is $11 general public, $9 Active Duty Military, dependant or veteran. FOR THE DANCERS A huge, multi-family garage sale is set from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 11, Carlsbad High School, 3557 Monroe St. The sale will raise money for the Carlsbad High School Dance Team, Xcalibur. For details, contact Karen at (760) 9318012.

HOLLYWOOD BOTANIST The San Diego Botanic Garden Gala in the Garden will be held Sept. 11, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. The event will honor Jodie Holt, a botany consultant to the movie “Avatar.” Tickets are $175. All proceeds contribute directly to the growth of the garden and fund essential projects, programs and exhibits. Visit www.SDBGarden.org or call (760) 436-3036, ext. 218 to learn more. WALK HISTORY An Encinitas history walk will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 11. Meet at the 1883 Schoolhouse at F and 4th streets. The walk is sponsored by the Encinitas Historical Society. Call (760) 753-5726 for details.

SEPT. 12 BEST FILMS Which of the five short films won the Oscar for best Live Action Short in 2010? On Sept. 12, The North County Film Club will bring the five short films to the UltraStar Mission Market Place Theater, 431 College Blvd. The films include TURN TO CALENDAR ON A18

The ghost of prohibition in this country is still alive and well. After history declared prohibition to be one of the worst laws America ever passed, another piece of pending federal legislation, restricting the wine industry, is being debated. It is HR 5034, which would badly hurt smaller wineries that depend on wine clubs and Internet sales, by effectively blocking interstate shipping. Wholesalers and distributors lobbied states to pass restrictive laws, but the courts struck down laws that were passed and progress was being made in unrestrictive interstate sales and shipping. Now, opponents of direct sales of alcoholic beverages are aiming at Congress again. In Temecula Wine Country, South Coast Winery Resort and Spa owner Jim Carter, who ships wine to some 20 states, has taken an active role in informing the public about this attack on their freedom to choose, in a

of all wines that were shipped last fiscal year came from California wineries, so this state especially needs to contact their federal congressional representative and FRANK strongly condemn this most MANGIO recent attempt to dry up the Taste of Wine direct sales wine business and put a lot more people out letter to his club members of work. and in a recent article in a PONTE WINERY’S San Diego newspaper. SMOKEHOUSE GRILL “HR 5034 threatens FLAVORS ITS MENU your rights to receive and An innovative group of enjoy your favorite South chefs have produced menu Coast Winery wines in the creations at Ponte Winery’s comfort of your home,” he Smokehouse Grill that have said. It is very important for turned heads in the small wineries, especially, to Temecula Valley. And Chef be able to have these wine Marlon Martinez says it’s the clubs because it’s our best move to a rustic style menu vehicle for dealing direct focusing on Mediterranean with the public. “ flavors. Opponents of the pend“We stay local and make ing law see it as restricting sure the produce has been competition by forcing con- grown sustainable and organsumers to only buy retail. ic,” he said. “Those menu Wholesalers and distributors items that need to be are lobbying Congress hard shipped in, we make sure for passage, and the dollars they are in the kitchen in are flowing to at least 50 of time for a same-day lunch.” the lawmaker co-sponsors of Today he was serving a mag5034. Seventy-five percent nificent Pacific Roasted Halibut with mashed olive oil potatoes with a warm oyster mushroom vinaigrette, as shown in the photo. Ponte is well known for its Scallion Dip which they serve as their opener with bread. “It’s so popular we sell it by the jar,” he declared. In addition to crushed scallion, the dip mix includes champagne, vinegar and olive oil. Some customers like to pour it into their salad. It’s a very different flavor as most items are at Smokehouse Grill. On the wine side,Tasting Room Manager Lauren Todd told me that Italian Reds sell best. I had a lovely 2007 Sangiovese that is wine club priced at $32.95. Their 2007 Super Tuscan also sells well at $32.95. Of course, it’s still summer and Ponte sells a ton of the 2009 Beverino, a black raspberry flavored sparkling SOUTH COAST WINERY South Coast Winery in Temecula is hitting and sweet red for $23.16. back at the restrictive bill HR 5034. Courtesy photo This is a big winery by

Garden Club has new roster for fall RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, 17025 Avenida De Acacias, begins the fall season with a full and exciting calendar for September. The Cal State Osher series “Inside The Third Reich” begins from 9:30 to 11:20 a.m. Sept. 16 and


Start or stop whenever you like! Anyone may attend just be at the range by 7pm

For more information, the all-community Harvest Dinner kicks off at 6 p.m. visit www.rsfgardenclub.org or call (858) 756-1554. Sept. 18. The Rancho Days celebration, “Petals and Prose” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28. All of these programs will be held at The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club.

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Advanced hand gun class offered as a one skill per night continuing class. Cost is $50.00 for the 2 1/2 hr. class. Student must have their own gun, holster, ammo!!

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TASTY CREATION Ponte Winery chef Marlon Martinez displays his lunch creation: Pacific Halibut with trimmings and a Chocolate Strawberry dessert. Photo by Frank Mangio

Temecula numbers, with about 300 acres of vineyards and gardens. The Tasting Room and Marketplace are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and are always full of guests. The Smokehouse Grill is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.pontewinery.com. Wine Bytes — Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo has its

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annual Grape Stomp from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11. Italian food, wine, Roman Holiday music and dance and 2 tons of grapes to stomp. Cost is $65 per person. Tickets on sale at (858) 487-1866. — PAON Restaurant and Wine Bar in Carlsbad offers a series of three fun informative wine classes, “Red World Tour” starting Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $59 per class. Nine red wines per TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON A18

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Ride-share alternative to pricey bus trips

Above, Chase and Alexa Field, former Minnesota residents moving to Rancho Santa Fe, stock up on Rancho Santa Fe Eagles merchandise in preparation for their new school. Below, Rancho Santa Fe resident Lila Bobertz browses a book in the new library.


The Rancho Santa Fe School District and Education Foundation hosted the annual Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ & Orientation on Sept. 3.

Photos by Daniel Knighton

Above, Rancho Santa Fe resident Matthew Burdick is served a plate of barbecue from Escondido resident Larry Holton of Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ. Right, Rancho Santa Fe resident Bear Golden discusses the finer points of mac ‘n’ cheese with his friends. Below, Scripps ranch resident Jackie Mendez, a 19-year veteran teacher at Rancho Santa Fe School, shows off the new computer lab.

Rancho Santa Fe resident Brian Vincik grabs a bite to eat while his son Cooper plays.

Library program helps students get in the zone By Alyx Sariol

With school back in full swing, students are trading in lazy summer afternoons for evenings spent tackling homework and project assignments. Fortunately for local students, Carlsbad’s library branches have also kicked off their successful “Homework Zone” program to provide help along the way. The volunteer program is free of charge and offers guidance on every subject for first- through 12th-graders. Students can drop by the Dove Library, Cole Library and Library Learning Center four days a week to meet with volunteers on a first come, first served basis. “The Homework Zone volunteer is not there to do ZONING IN Homework Zone volunteer Ann Eklund, a former teacher, helps 6-year-old April Garcia with the child’s homework, they her reading skills. Photo by Alyx Sariol

are there to help the children find the answer for themselves,” children’s librarian Barbara Chung said. “It helps them develop study skills and learn to find information.” Launched in 2003, the program is an ideal afterschool resource for students. The convenient hours and locations make it an easy stop for kids heading home from school, where they can meet with volunteers in designated homework spaces. It is modeled after a popular King County, Wash., library program called Study Zone. “I like it because when my parents can’t help me with my homework, I can just come here,” 11-year-old Mariana Jiminez, a Valley TURN TO LIBRARY ON A18

Tribute bands rock listeners’ memories at Pala Pala Casino Spa & Resort continues its Free Concert Series featuring tribute bands at 8 p.m. on Saturdays during September in the Grand Cabaret. The Video Dance Parties, introduced in July, will continue on

Fridays. DJ Tunetyme spins dance and R&B hits while original videos of the artists play on a large screen. The schedule includes: — Video Dance Party at 9 p.m. Sept. 10 — Video Dance Party

at 9 p.m. Sept. 17 — Belladonna: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks at 8 p.m. Sept.18. — Video Dance Party at 9 p.m. Sept. 24 The recently expanded

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SANDAG has a solution for getting youngsters to school, with its growing SchoolPool program. With school back in session and school bus programs either prohibitively expensive or being cut back throughout the region, many parents are looking for alternative ways to get their youngsters to campus. The SchoolPool program addresses this need. A free, secure online ride-matching service for parents with children in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, SchoolPool aims to help busy moms and dads get their children to class, while at the same time cutting peak-time traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. “SchoolPool is a convenient way to get your kids to school while saving time, money on gas, and helping the environment,” SANDAG Executive Director Gary Gallegos said. The SchoolPool program is open to students in all public and private elementary, middle, and high schools within San Diego County. The service is part of the SANDAG iCommute program, which seeks to reduce peak-time traffic congestion in the region by helping travelers find workable alternatives to driving alone in a car. Participating in SchoolPool is as simple as ABC: A. Parents contact TURN TO RIDE SHARE ON A18

Course in calligraphy offered The La Jolla Art Association is offering a complimentary calligraphy workshop at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25. The course covers beginning calligraphy with an introduction to uncial-Celtic hand and Italic hand. This is a handson workshop taught by Sharon Ford. The class will be held at the gallery, 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, La Jolla. Register by e-mail to sharnplfd@yahoo.com. La Jolla Art Association was established in 1918. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the community and local artists. The mission of LJAA is to promote the appreciation of visual arts by providing art exhibits and art education for the community. For additional information, visit www.lajollaart.org.




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


How can bicycles and cars better share the roads?

It’s the small things that you miss OK, parents. You need to stop, and I mean right now. Stop spending time with your children. Stop finding them hilarious and adorable, and above all, stop taking them anywhere the least bit fun. That means stop taking them anywhere, because, you may have noticed, too often just having them along can make the ordinary fun. Why am I throwing down these harsh rules? It’s for your own good, I promise. It will make their inevitable departure much, much less awkward for you. That stage may seems light years away, but if you fail to heed my warning, you will eventually find yourself being ambushed by memories in the oddest moments. Even though my bums graduated from high school five years ago, I still have skirmishes with that pesky empty-nest thing. I’m not saying that having a childfree existence doesn’t offer a solid number of up sides. You can clean a kitchen and, with a little clever use of paper plates and the microwave, it might well stay clean for up to 24 hours. Your laundry diminishes tenfold, you never want for a clean towel, you rarely step in unexpected puddles in unexpected places and the milk lasts past its expiration date. But just when you think you have it knocked, you’ll open your car window along Coast Highway 101 and smell salt air, wood smoke and a hint of roasted marshmallows. That’s a scent that always carries images of sandy, slightly sunburned, happy children with it, and a summer full of warm memories. You might get past that, but then you’ll stop by an office supply store in August and find yourself near tears because you will never need to shop for school supplies again. For some weird reason, I always enjoyed the mandatory time they had to spend TURN TO SMALL TALK ON A18






Bikes should stay off streets that are barely big enough to get the cars through. We have enough little cemeteries along that road (Del Dios Highway). Bikes should have their designated areas for safety.

I think the best thing to do is to restrict where the bikes can go. Some of the lanes are very tight. I’ve been on those roads and coming around the corner you can’t see them. Just have certain roads they can ride on and keep them in smaller groups.

It seems a lot of the roads are narrow. Obviously it’s hard to combine bikes and cars on such narrow roads. It’s such a beautiful place to ride bikes. I don’t know how we can solve that problem unless we can widen things here and there.

I think they should construct a bike lane, which is the best way to reduce the problems with cars and bicycles.

How can a man and woman share a life? Only if they respect each other and love each other. Each time I ride a bike here, I think I’m the owner of the road and I don’t like cars, but if I drive a car I don’t like bicycles. So we need to respect each other. There is no other practical way.

Pop-up restaurant brings fresh food to the table By Wehtahnah Tucker

In its second installment, Farm to Fork is making a name for itself as a haven for farm fresh breakfast lovers. The congenial atmosphere of what’s been termed as a “pop-up” restaurant, along with the quality of ingredients, is a successful partnership between friends who love good food and love to share it with others. Tess Radmill and Carris Rhodes, both Encinitas residents, sent out an e-mail to friends about a “new side project.” Word spread quickly about the Farm to Fork experiment and the foodies found themselves without enough food to serve the large number of people who showed up for the opening meal Aug. 22. “We ran out of food so we had to close early,” Radmill said. Rather than view the lack of adequate supply as a disaster, the experience fits into the philosophy of Farm to Fork — to eat as local, as seasonal and as organic as possible. “We served about 100 people, which was totally unexpected,” Rhodes said. “Tess and I grew up in this community, we work for the community at the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association and the Cardiff MainStreet and our mothers both own and work at local businesses so we are definitely supported.” Taking their cue from the fashion industry where smaller designers often set up pop-up shops for sample sales or to debut their new lines, the pair put together a plan to apply the same method to serving food. “We wanted to do something that was more special-

event based, so using the fashion industry model where the designer sets up shop, a pop-up shop, for a limited amount of time we decided why not do this with a breakfast joint!” Rhodes exclaimed. “Since we both have full-time jobs this also gives us time to relax and work on our seasonal recipes. You could honestly go to the market and there will be strawberries one week and none the next so we need time to shift our menu with ORDER UP! Carris Rhodes cooks up a meal at Farm to Fork, the new the seasons as well.” “pop-up shop” that serves locally grown organic breakfast of Sundays The idea has been fea- only in downtown Encinitas. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker tured in major food maga-

zines recently according to Radmill. “I guess we are part of a larger movement,” Rhodes said. “Not all pop-ups are focused on local seasonal and organic, but they are all trying something new and bringing a unique approach to dinning to the community.” The impetus for the experiment was simple. “The project was inspired by our love of food — especially breakfast — and the desire to educate the public on the TURN TO FOOD ON A15


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crime REPORT A weekly log of neighborhood crime. Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis A report for the week of Aug. 23, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2010 RENT TO OWN? A call was made on Aug. 27 to the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station from a rental car agency in San Clemente to report that a white van valued at $10,000 had been stolen. AFTER MIDNIGHT A man and woman who were victims of a hot prowl burglary on Nevada Avenue in Vista made a call to police shortly after midnight on Aug. 26 to report that a burglar stole a cell phone. CAR JACKING A man escaped with minor injures when he was carjacked of his silver two-door sedan on North Highway 101 in Solana Beach on Aug. 31 at 1:12 a.m. ARMED ROBBERY Three people were robbed of money and two of them were also robbed of their cell phones at Famous Dave’s in Vista, and the restaurant lost $4,200 during the armed robbery that took place on Aug. 27 at 11:45 p.m. BAD WATCHDOGS On Aug. 27 a call came from the Holiday Pet Hotel in Encinitas to report that $120 was stolen. GET YOUR OWN On Aug. 29 the Oceanside Police were notified that at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant someone’s license plate was stolen from their vehicle. KEEP YOUR SHOES ON

with a drug of unknown liquid in it on Champagne Boulevard in Escondido on Aug. 29, and called the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station to report the found property. PHONES STOLEN An AT&T store was robbed of two cell phones that combined are worth $1,000. The grand theft happened at 6:53 p.m. on Aug. 28 at South Las Posas Road in San Marcos. BAD HABITS An armed robber got away with $413 cash from an AM/PM convenient store on North Rancho Santa Fe Road in San Marcos, and he also took $11.78 worth of cigarettes, or two packs.

CRIME LOG Compiled by Shelli DeRobertis The following information was gathered from law enforcement’s most available records for the week of Aug. 23, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2010.

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Daniel Guzman is wanted for Heights area of Manhattan in New his alleged involvement in a health York City wherein he received precare fraud scheme that cost scriptions from Medicaid beneficiMedicaid millions of dollars. aries and then submitted phony Guzman was born July 21, 1959, in reimbursement claims to the the Dominican Republic. He is 5 Medicaid program requesting reimfeet 5 inches tall and weighs 160 bursement for the full value of the pounds. He is known to speak prescription drugs. Spanish, and has been employed as On Aug. 13, 2008, Guzman was a pharmacy worker. arrested and released on bond. Guzman allegedly conspired DANIEL GUZMAN Subsequently, Guzman failed to with others in a scheme to defraud appear for a court date and a federMedicaid by fraudulently obtaining reimburse- al arrest warrant was issued, charging him with ments from the Medicaid program for prescrip- failure to appear. tion drugs that were not dispensed. Guzman If you know of Guzman’s whereabouts, worked in a pharmacy in the Washington contact the nearest FBI office.

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Never attempt to arrest a fugitive yourself. These files should not be relied upon for any type of legal action. If the subject is a fugitive from our 10 Most Wanted page, e-mail San Diego Crime Stoppers or call their hot line at 888-580-TIPS 24 hours a day. For details, log on to www.sdsheriff.net/tmw. For warrant inquiries or information use the sheriff’s online Tip Form.

SAN MARCOS Petty Theft 5, Burglary 6, Vandalism 4, Assault 2, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 2 ENCINITAS Petty Theft 3, Burglary 3, Vandalism 1, Assault 2, Grand Theft 0, Robbery 0 VISTA Petty Theft 3, Burglary 9, Vandalism 1, Assault 1, Grand Theft 4, Robbery 2 OCEANSIDE Petty Theft 3, Burglary 2, Vandalism 4, Assault 0, Grand Theft 3, Robbery 3 CARLSBAD Petty Theft 0, Burglary 1, Vandalism 1, Assault 0, Grand Theft 2, Robbery 0

Seyyed Nasser Alavi Loftabad Battery, Unlawful Penetration, 2005

Ramiro Lizarraga Murder November 2007

Brandon Scott Ellis Conspiracy September 2008

Julio Cesar JacoboCuriel Murder San Marcos, 2008

Gerardo M. Gomez Attempted Murder December 2004

Imedo Molina Laurel Murder December 2005

Jose A. Lopez Attempted Murder December 2004

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

Julio Romero Child Molestation Ramona, 2005

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

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Photography book focuses on Cambodia’s colorful transportation In an age and country where we fret about the merits of organic versus inorganic, worry about toxins in toys, and debate the merits of “Eat, Pray, Love,” we sometimes need a reality check about how the rest of the world lives. You can get a glimpse of real life in one corner of Asia in “Carrying Cambodia” (Visionary World Ltd; $18 on amazon.com), a collection of 144 images shot by two photographers who are HITTING THE ROAD IN CAMBODIA From the book “Carrying Cambodia.” These are a few of the 144 images taken by the two photogra- enchanted by the country’s

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DUI arrests up from 2009 numbers, but fatalities are down COAST CITIES — The number of arrests during the 18-day countywide Summer/Labor Day Holiday DUI Mobilization have exceeded the number from last year by 23, with 957 people arrested for driving impaired when compared to last year’s 934 DUI arrests made within the same time period, according to a sheriff’s spokesperson. DUI arrests are up while DUI fatalities are down, according to Sgt. Jason Rothlein of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

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Auto repair shop recognized as eco-friendly By Wehtahnah Tucker

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Allergies cause pain in joints Dear Dr. Gott: I’m hoping this information will be helpful to many of your readers.I am a healthy 57-year-old female. Ten years ago, my husband and I lived in Virginia because he was in the Army. I became ill with tingling and numbness in my left arm and also aching joints.After numerous doctor visits, MRIs, etc., I still had no diagnosis. Then, about three months later,I awoke with my arms and torso covered in hives. I immediately went to see an allergist who told me that I was allergic to something that had caused the hives to develop, but he also said it was wreaking havoc inside my body and making my arm and joints ache. I started taking an antihistamine every day for two years and was absolutely fine. For some dumb reason, I stopped taking it, and last year I had another strange episode: This time, it was strong pains in my breasts. It felt as though I was lactating, but I knew I could not be. Again, I had many doctor visits and also underwent a sophisticated mammogram. I was told I had fibromyalgia, because I also had aches and muscle pains. I disagreed with the diagnosis and began researching on my own. We had gotten a new dog four months earlier, and, after talking to friends, I decided to stay away from the dog. Sure enough, I began feeling better.Then I told my boss at work, a female, about the strange breast pain, and she immediately told me that I must be allergic to the dog because her little boy had similar reactions to his new dog. His underarms swelled up painfully. I was elated to solve this! We returned the dog to the shelter, and I was immediately tested for allergies. I was allergic to cats and dogs, not to mention many grasses, molds, trees and house dust. I will never stop taking my daily antihistamine, and I have been feeling great ever TURN TO SECOND OPINION ON A15

While Furgerson’s Garage has been a mainstay in downtown for nearly 30 years, the shop was recently recognized for its efforts to uphold high environmental standards. The state’s Department of Toxic Substance Control recently certified Furgerson’s as a “Green Station.” It is one of two in the city out of only 36 in all of California. The Bureau of Automotive Repair joined the state agency that regulates the use and recycling of hazardous waste products in recognizing the shop’s efforts to voluntarily prevent chemical waste and pollution. Greg Stone, a longtime customer, said he wasn’t surprised to hear that the shop received the certification. “I just assumed from working with them for so long that they were doing the right thing,” he said. “I’m glad they’re recognized for the work they do; it’s a great crew.” Automotive repair facilities have an important responsibility to properly handle and dispose of the toxic substances generated during the course of business according to Furgerson’s owner Brad Dow. “We are even more aware of how important it is to run a clean shop since we are so close to the beach,” he said. “Nothing



incident. That seems to be the hardest part for me and my kids is not knowing and not able to put it all behind us.” She said she is “doing OK.” She gets a little tired and feels overwhelmed at times. “I am in hopes that it will all slow down and things may get easier for us,” she said. Pam Stonebreaker said there are days when it is a challenge for her to get out of bed and try to stay on track, but there are many people counting on her and she believes that is what gives her strength. “Some days I am so teary-eyed and confused because there are no answers or no reasons why,” she said.


be. Each photo is a trip in itself. There’s a family of six perched on a motorbike built for two. Need to move a refrigerator, mattress or couch? No problem; just balance them on a motorbike and go. Getting IV fluids? You drive and a friend holds the bag. Both photographers are world travelers and have intense interest in Asian cultures. Irishman Conor Wall, 30, came to Cambodia while en-route to Australia in 2005. “The moment I crossed the Thai border into Cambodia for the first time, I knew there was something special about this country,” he wrote in an e-mail. “The longer I stayed, the more of

KEEPING IT GREEN Brett Hansen, a master technician at Furgerson's Garage in Encinitas, empties oil into a recycling container. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker



bon footprint.” The family-owned and operated business has been operating with the environment in mind before certifications were available. “Essentially we have always done the things required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair and toxic substance control department,” Dow said. “You want to have the lowest environmental impact while you’re working on cars.” With such a potentially hazardous business, the shop takes care in cleaning spills, parts and equipment. “We have always recycled oil, coolant, used car batteries, air conditioning refrigerant — everything we can,” Dow said. “We’re a really busy shop and as far as recycling it’s just the right thing to do.” Not only are the green garage designation and its implications important to the staff at Furgerson’s, but also to the customer. According to Nabil Yacoub from the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the consumer has an opportunity to be educated as well. “Green garages can assist the car owner in understanding how to lower emissions and keep the vehicle in better shape,” he said. According to the shop’s website, it offers a plethora of services to

amenity-rich, architecturally grand Robert F. Kennedy school, opening in September. “New buildings are nice,” said one California Board of Education member, but not “when they’re run by the same people who’ve given us a 50 percent dropout rate.” Included in these elegant palaces are a state-ofthe-art swimming pool, manicured public park, a restaurant-quality kitchen, modernistic towers, a cushioned dance floor — and of course lavish offices for teachers and administrators. — An Indian in the western Brazilian state of Rondonia lives completely isolated from humans — the last survivor of his never-contacted tribe. However, the government has taken the unprecedented step of protecting 31 square miles of his habitat, monitored against trespass by technology including heat-sensitive flyovers — even though developers point out that 31 square miles of farming could produce food for many more Brazilians than “one.” The man was spotted 15 years ago, appearing to be about 30 years old (and leaving one of the spotters with an arrow in the chest), but has left only clues since then,



runs out of these (auto service) bays and into the storm drains — nothing.” “As an automotive repair professional in California, I feel it’s my responsibility to do all that I can to protect our environment, not only by properly performing Smog Check inspection and repairs that

aid in keeping our air clean, but also handling and disposing of the toxic substances we generate in an environmentally friendly way,” Dow said. “In the wake of the Gulf oil spill, I think it’s even more important that repair shops such as mine do everything possible to follow the guidelines to help reduce our car-

“I just cannot believe after 26 years working every day with my husband that I am in this position.” Robert Stonebreaker, 53, was the owner of the Animal and Bird Hospital in Del Mar. He also founded Freeflight, a nonprofit organization for rescued birds and for helping endangered species. His death was first investigated as a traffic accident on Jan. 16 when his Porsche was found in a ravine near the intersection of Caminito de Conejos and Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe. Investigators did not find the driver at the scene of the crash, but the next morning a homeowner on Paseo Delicias found Stonebreaker’s body in their driveway. Investigators at that point believed they were investigating a fatal traffic accident and that

Stonebreaker had left the scene of the crash in search of help. His body was found about 1,000 feet from the crash site. “It was the medical examiner who told us that his injuries were not consistent with that kind of accident,” said Lt. Dennis Brugos of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. He said detectives are still working on the case, but an arrest is not imminent. Still, Pam Stonebreaker is trying to move forward. She said she just hired full-time veterinarians at the Animal and Bird Hospital. “It took me several months to settle in on these two, but I have big shoes to fill,” she said. Freeflight was just being launched as a nonprofit in November. “Our first meeting was

Jan. 8 and then Bob died, so it has been a huge obstacle for us,” she said. “I have a new board of directors and some great people who are determined to help us keep Bob’s passion alive and keep Freeflight going. This has been a godsend for me.” She said they will be having their first fundraising gala Oct. 23. “As for my family we are struggling still with all of it but overall my two girls — 12 and 14 — are amazing,” she said. “They are so concerned with me and really we have all been such strength for each other I am fortunate we are so close to begin with.” She said Ryan, the couple’s 4-year-old son, has been coping well. “It took him a while,” she said. “It was really hard on him because he really loved his dad.”

She said he will have the least amount of pain, but the most to lose by not remembering his dad. “Hopefully he will retain a few memories,” she said. Pam Stonebreaker said she has no clue what might have happened to her husband or why and on the day of the incident he spent all afternoon with her and the children. “I know that it is a mystery and I think it was random for some reason, that he was meant to be there for some reason,” she said. “It was his time and someday I hope it will become clear why, but right now we are still struggling with this and just cannot seem to completely grasp what has happened. Hopefully someone might be knocking on my door soon with answers.”

the language I learned and the easier it was to be accepted into people’s lives. (I wanted to) capture everyday people doing everyday things.” Most of Wall’s photos were taken from the back of a motorbike. Others were captured from bridges, the roof of a mini bus and while on foot. The photos were to appear in a book on Asian transportation published by Hans Kemp, but “it was near impossible to minimize my selection,” Wall said. “After seeing the variety of Khmer transportation… Hans decided to scrap the original book idea and concentrate on Cambodia. Once he pitched the name ‘Carrying Cambodia’ to me, I knew it had to be done.” Wall met Dutch-born Kemp, 47, a much published

and exhibited photographer, at a festival in Phnom Penh in 2008. They went for a beer and have been friends and professional associates ever since. Kemp also spent hours on motorbikes to capture traveling Cambodians riding and driving every sort of downsized, motorized and nonmotorized transportation. “Life in Cambodia, as in S.E. Asia in general, takes place on the street and not so much behind closed doors as in the West,” Kemp said in an e-mail. “That makes it interesting for a photographer. There is always something to see.” Cambodians make such wonderful subjects because they have a “welcoming and open attitude, as long as you show appreciation for their country and are willing to

smile a lot.” The veteran photographer has some advice for novices. “Photography cuts out all the senses but sight,” Kemp said, “so you have to exaggerate by getting close, using a different perspective, cutting out all the clutter … ” Gift-giving for the traveler Have a traveler on your gift list? Consider the Glass Atlas, unique glass-dome paperweights that hold satellite views of some of your favorite places. Visit www.GlassAtlas.com and see high-resolution images of available choices, including San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe, the Grand Canyon and New Zealand. “The idea for the Glass

Atlas came when I saw the imagery that NASA/USGS (United States Geological Survey) was producing,” said Kathryn Matthew, an advertising artist who co-founded the company. “This imagery was actually data that my business partner, Elizabeth Jeronimus, was using for urban planning. I was enchanted by the exquisite palette of colors and the graphic patterns.” The women call their domes “a beautiful fusion of art and science.” Each comes in a clever eco-friendly wooden crate with a fact sheet about the specific image. Personalize your gift with engraving. Normally $49, the Glass Atlas is on sale for $39. E’Louise Ondash is a freelance writer living in North County. Tell her about your travels at eondash@coastnewsgroup.com.


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Diane Salisbury of San Diego checks out paperbacks.

Above, Paula and Buzz Miller of Del Mar inspect the merchandise. Right, Morgan Hazel, 14, of Rancho Santa Fe takes a moment from volunteering to look at some books. Photos by Patty McCormac

Erin Weigand and Ashley Baran, development manager for Helen Woodward, pose for a photo.

Whether the rummage sale becomes an annual event would depend on the outcome several days to determine how of the first one, she said. The Helen Woodward much was made from the sale, but she they hoped to raise Animal Center is located at between $10,000 and $12,000. 6461 El Apajo Rd.



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serve the community. The first Encinitas chapter of the Optimist Club opened in 1955. However, as the years went by the original membership grew old until the club ended two years ago. One surviving member, Warren Raps, is an honorary member of the new Encinitas chapter, which was chartered May 12, 2010, with 27 members. The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club serves as the sponsoring club for the new chapter. “Optimist International has 100,000 members,” President Charles Pease said. “Ninety percent of the money raised goes back to the community. No one has a salary, and there are very little administrative costs. Members at the zone, district, regional and international level are all unpaid volunteers there to support the local clubs.” Pease says behind the effort to establish an Encinitas chapter was Jim Walker, incoming governor of the California Southern District, which represents 30 clubs, and Mac McGrory, incoming president of the Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimists. The Encinitas Optimist Club hosted its first fundraiser on Aug. 20, which was a wine tasting at the Horner House called, “Toast to Kids.” “We also want to partner with businesses to underwrite the cost of more fundraisers,” Wahab said. “We have the opportunity to start other annual events like the Toast of Kids.” In turn, business sponsors would receive publicity, a tax-deduction and the good will that comes with being associated with a nonprofit in the community that benefits kids “What we also need is energy,” Wahab added. “Rolling up sleeves and changing the lives of kids in Encinitas.” The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant at 407 Encinitas Boulevard. Members of the Encinitas Optimist Club will be volunteering at Oktoberfest on Sept. 26 and hosting a booth. For more information about the Encinitas Optimist Club, e-mail Dr. Nicole Wahab at encinitasoptimistclub@gmail.com. To learn what Optimist Clubs are doing throughout the world visit: calso.org (California Southern District) and optimist.org (Optimists International).

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that crunchy goodness. Two of those combined with two of their Ahi Sliders seared rare with a wasabi mayo provide that unique surf and turf combination I crave. Those are the only two slider options on the menu and I’d love to see that selection expanded a bit. Maybe a pork tenderloin and crispy chicken version, both of which I’ve done at home and that have been big hits. Just FYI, Trader Joes sells the mini buns that are essential to any home cooked slider endeavor. And a key to getting that restaurant consistency is to butter and fry up the buns prior to loading them up with your favorite sliders. OK, enough with my slider obsession. D Street has a lot more to offer and some of it is quite good. They have a full selection of starters, salads, soups, pizza, sand-

in July to have gone too far with her statement (“NOT the ‘whiteman’s bitch’”) (her capitalization and punctuation). Griffin said the decision baffled her since “everyone” she spoke with understood exactly what she meant. — Mark Reckless, elected to the British House of Commons only two months earlier, apologized in July for failing to vote on a budget bill that required a late-night session to pass. He explained that he had had a drink or wiches, wings and burgers. Besides my sliders I went with the “original” Philly cheese steak and was not disappointed. In fact, it was so substantial I just finished the half I took home for lunch. The homemade chili is also quite good and the fish tacos are up to par with the best I’ve had in the area. None of these items are over $13, which is a great value. On Taco Tuesday and Thursdays, they offer fish tacos for $2 along with $2 Primo beers. So you figure three fish tacos and a beer for $10, not bad. I may have to hit that one up. I’ve also tried the NY Strip on occasion and it’s always been cooked perfectly and full of flavor. There is a full list of meat, seafood, pasta and chicken entrées from $9.50 to $21.95 and it should be noted that all of these entrées are half price on Mondays. That’s an impressive promotion. It should also be noted that when D Street gave up

two while waiting for the session to begin and barely remembered what happened (except for “someone asking me to vote”).

Least Competent Criminals Unclear on the Concept: In Maine Township, Ill., Mr. Janusz Owca was arrested in August for choking his wife and was booked into jail and given his traditional phone call. With police listening, Owca called his wife and threatened to kill her. their cabaret license, it enabled them to admit all ages, which is a nice treat for parents who want to experience a nonchain type environment where they can get decent food, catch a game on one of their many TVs, and have the kids tag along. D Street is a haven for sports enthusiasts with TVs in every sight line and an all sports lineup filling the screens day and night. The place gets hopping after 9 p.m. most nights and becomes quite the scene. You can’t beat its prime location in the heart of old Encinitas right next door to the La Paloma. It’s a great place to stop for lunch or dinner before or after a movie. They are open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily and can be found online at www.dstreetbarandgrill.com. David Boylan is the founder of Artichoke Creative, an Encinitas based integrated marketing agency. He can be reached at david@artichoke-creative.com.


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FARM FRESH Tess Radmill watches as Carris Rhodes cooks up a meal at Farm to Fork, the new “pop-up shop” that serves locally grown organic breakfast of Sundays only in downtown Encinitas. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker



abundance of local organic food produced in our region,” Radmill said. “San Diego County has the largest number of small- to medium-sized organic farms in the nation. We should all be taking advantage of these resources.” Farm to Fork’s twist on the pop-up shop idea has been more successful in its last two events than Radmill and Rhodes could have imagined. “The amazing thing was that we found that people wanted to support the concept and eat local,” Rhodes said. “We definitely have things to improve

on but everyone was happy, cheerful and really interested in where their food came from which was the ultimate goal, she said. “I knew it was a complete success when I overheard people talking about how they were going to the Leucadia Farmers Market right after and that brought some serious smiles to our faces,” Rhodes said. Farm to Fork is open Sundays only from 9 a.m. to noon in the Little House at 764 South Coast Highway 101. For more information including location, dates and updated menus, visit http://farmto forkrestaurant.blogspot.com.

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Plenty happening in Ranch as summer winds down MACHEL PENN SHULL Machel’s Ranch Sometimes the best news in town are those stories you might have missed if you didn’t check in with your local gossip columnist. With only positive words and fabulous photos, I have found some inside stories this week you don’t want to miss. Summer is winding down. There are many new developments here in Rancho Santa Fe. Find out this week who hosted the Rossmore Cup at the San Diego Polo Club for the second year in a row, which local celebrity resident will be leaving town and what movie is a “must-see” before it leaves the theaters. “Everyone has a story to tell.” Have you seen that T-shirt? Well, the same is true for this week’s column.

Around town On Aug. 9, I stopped by Lemon Twist to visit my husband, Robin Shull. If you haven’t heard, Lemon Twist was the only business to burn down in Rancho Santa Fe during the Witch Creek Fires back in 2007. Owner Katie Shull had opened Lemon Twist more than 30 years ago before there was ever a Cielo or the Crosby Estates. We are all so happy to announce that Lemon Twist is finally coming back and has almost completed the rebuilding of their business. Strawberries are just about out of season, so if you want them fresh, here is the place to find them. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Robin is there all day to help you find any organic citrus, freshly picked strawberries, melons and more. If you would like chocolate covered strawberries, check out www.lemontwistfruitstand.com for more details. And you might even catch me there on occasion helping customers choose fruits to bring home to their family. On Aug. 22, I received a phone call from Cindy Sengo, one of my dear friends. She had just attended a wonderful party, which featured custommade headbands and antique jewelry. With the latest trend in fashion being a woman’s hottest accessory, I had just had to reveal to my readers where they could find Ashlique Boutique accessories — at www.Ashliqueboutique.com. Owners Monique Charboneau and Ashley Gallagher have developed a unique way for women to use interchangeable broaches that attach to magnets onto headbands. I heard that on the day of the party all of the guests received facials and enjoyed appetizers and wine, while designing their own headband to take home with them. Don’t forget to check out their website! It’s definitely an original. On Aug. 27, I visited one of my favorite places with my good friend Melissa Williams to wish Julien Hug good luck with opening his new restaurant in Palm Desert. Julien informed me the grand opening of Augusta Modern should be sometime this coming Octo-

ber. I snapped a delightful shot of two good friends that have supported each other in their careers over the last five years. I’m sure many Ranch residents would agree that they will miss seeing Julien at Mille Fleurs. So, stay tuned for when the grand opening is coming. I’m sure it will be an event you won’t want to miss. On Aug. 28, I met my good friend Shannon Ehlers at the Del Mar Flower Hill. We caught an early matinee of “Eat, Pray, Love.” I must say, I had know idea how incredibly delightful this movie would be. Based on New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert’s personal memoir, this film follows one woman’s life as it comes undone and she rebuilds who she is again through travel and soul searching. Sometimes starting over can unearth wonderful insights for others as happened in this wonderful drama. Don’t miss this one in the theaters. It’s worth the ticket. On Aug. 29, FINE Magazine hosted The Rossmore Cup POLO PONIES The Rossmore Cup first match on Aug. 29 at the San Diego Polo Club. Photo by Brent Haywood


PALM DESERT Julien Hug will be launching Augusta Modern Restaurant in October in Palm Desert. He is featured here with Melissa Williams. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

DAY AT THE POLO FIELDS Above, Marie Green, Laurie Altenbern and Heather Winfield at The Rossmore Cup Event. Photo by Brent Hayood

ASHLIQUE RETURN OF LEMON TWIST Lemon Twist’s Katie and Robin Shull, back strong after the 2007 Witch Creek Fires. Photo by Machel Penn Shull

at the San Diego Polo Club for the second year in a row. Fabulous dresses, polo ponies and a fashion show were all part of this exciting event. I have included three photos from that day. Featured is a picture of Ranch resident Marie Green, Laurie Alternbern and Heather Winfield, which sort of resembles that moment out of that famous polo scene in “Pretty Woman.” Local San Diego photographer Brent


Owners of Ashlique Boutique, Monique Charboneau and Ashley Gallagher. Courtesy photo


Best selling author Charmaine Hammond will be at Earth Song books in Del Mar on Sept. 11. Courtesy TURN TO MACHEL’S RANCH ON A18 photo

RANCHO ROTARY Charles Limandri, Katie Hawkes and Greg Grajek at the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club meeting. Courtesy photo

RANCH WRITER Author Diane Welch will be at the Rancho Santa Fe Pharmacy on Sept. 24 during Rancho Days. Courtesy photo

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have a fast, casual model.” The truck has also been a great promotional tool for the company, Farley said. He is able to drum up interest in neighborhoods that do not

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RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS currently have a Flippin’ Pizza just by parking the truck and serving slices for an hour or two. “There are so many things that I can do with the truck that will hopefully push people to the store,” he said. The Flippin’ Pizza truck

DOUGH TO GO Owner Patrick Farley hopes to launch at least two more food trucks within the coming months, bringing piping hot pizza slices to every neighborhood. Photo by Alyx Sariol

already has a dozen scheduled appearances at school fundraisers, local sporting events and employee appreciation celebrations in September alone, with no plans to put on the brakes. “My favorite thing about it is the response we’re get-

ting,” Farley said. “It’s such a unique and different experience.” Farley first took over Carlsbad’s Knockout Pizza in 2004 and he has since grown the Flippin’ Pizza chain to include three other stores in North County and eight in the

Washington, D.C. area. “My intention is to eventually have a truck associated with each store,” Farley said. To find out more about the Flippin’ Pizza truck and where it will be serving next, visit www.twitter.com/FlippinPizzaCA.

PIZZA ON WHEELS Flippin’ Pizza’s newest addition, a brand new food truck, is bringing the restaurant’s signature New York pizza slices to businesses, events and hot spots all over San Diego County. Photo by Alyx Sariol



and communications,” Comstock said. The upgraded system and software will cost approximately $20,000 to purchase and install. Further computer system upgrades are not anticipated to be needed for eight years. Also approved were approximately $143,000 in repairs and drainage system improvements for tennis courts No. 7 and No. 8., and the retaining wall. Court No. 8 has been in disrepair for some time. Due to its poor condition it is relegated to be used as a training court, but lately it has been deemed unfit for even that use. Renovations to the tennis courts have already begun.



Middle School student, said. While the Homework Zone is not intended for use as one-on-one tutoring sessions, the volunteers learn time management skills to help each student as much as possible. Volunteers often accommodate several stu-

dents at a time depending on the library’s needs. “The whole idea is to help them get their homework done and explain things they may not have understood when the teacher explained it in class,” Chung said. The program’s volunteers come from a variety of career backgrounds — many

are retired teachers — and are passionate about helping children with their studies. Volunteer Ann Eklund has enjoyed working with the program for the past four years. She previously taught science labs, art appreciation and gifted programming in Fallbrook. “I missed the kids,” she said. In her time with the

Homework Zone, she has seen children transform from struggling English learners to confident students no longer in need of help. “I love it — it’s a wonderful program,” Eklund said. “The kids work hard and I’ve seen some of them make wonderful strides.” Volunteers are available at the Dove Library, 1775


ties are necessary. Call (858) 674-4324.

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and her Motel Swing Orchestra vations at (760) 756-1554, or visit will entertain at 7 p.m. Sept. 16, wwww.rsfgardenclub.org for Oceanside Museum of Art. more details. There will be appetizers from 333 Pacific and a variety of wines. Admission is $25. HEALTH CARE 101 San Diego SHRM’s North Coast will have a breakfast meeting at SENIOR FAIR The Senior 7:30 a.m. Sept. 22, Sheraton Specialists Networking Group Carlsbad Resort, 5480 Grand will present a Senior & Boomer Pacific Drive, Carlsbad. The Resource Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. topic will be health care, coverSept. 17, Silvergate Assisted ing the status of current lawLiving, 1550 Security Place, San suits, and more. The Cost is $30 Marcos. For details, call (760) members, or $45 non-members 497-1150. who are preregistered. RSVP at www.sdshrm.org.




“Kavi,” “The New Tenants, ” “Miracle Fish,” “The Door” and “Abracadabra.” Call (760) 5001927 or e-mail ncfilmclub@ gmail.com for details. VISIT ITALY Gregory Harris, author of “Italy on Two Cappuccinos A Year,” will speak at 2 p.m. Sept. 12, Encinitas library, 540 Cornish Drive. For details, call library staff at (760) 753-7376 or visit www.sdcl.org.

SEPT. 13 HAPPY HOUR The Catholic Widow & Widowers of North County will meet for happy hour Sept. 13, BJ’s, 5613 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. This is a support group for coastal and inland ladies and gentlemen who desire to foster friendships through various social activities. Reservations for all activi-


class will be tasted. Call (858) 442-2749 for details. — San Diego State has its fall semester classes on the Business of Wine from 6 to 9 p.m. opening Tuesday Sept. 14 and going to Tuesday Oct. 12. The opener is Exploring Wine with Lisa Redwine, certified sommelier. For more information, call


Haywood snapped these incredible photos.To see more photos from this exciting day, check out www.BrenthaywoodPhotography.com. On Aug. 30, The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club meeting took place at the gorgeous Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The featured speaker from that day

SEPT. 14 CADD CLASS The San Dieguito Regional Occupational Program will offer a Computer Aided Drafting and Design class at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14, La Costa Canyon High School, Room 905, 1 Maverick Way, Carlsbad. Register at Room D3 at Oak Crest Middle School, 675 Balour Drive in Encinitas or online at www.quickreg.com. Call (760) 753-1758 for details. WOMEN’S CLUB The San Dieguito Woman’s Club will meet at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 14, Community Room, U.S. Bank, 131 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas. They will discuss the SDWC Endowment Scholarship program. For more details, call (760) 632-9768 or (760) 7534869.

FAMILY MUSIC The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library September free family music program will be presented at 7 p.m. Sept. 15, library community room, 3919 Townsgate Drive. It will feature Duo Zelo in a program of contemporary Latin music. Call (858) 552-1668 to learn more. LETTING GO Dementia education specialist Teepa Snow will present “Learning to Let Go” from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Aegis at Shadowridge, 1440 S. Melrose Drive, Oceanside. RSVP by calling (760) 806-3600.


NIGHT Author Jennifer Ouellete will discuss and sign her new book “The Calculus Diaries” at 7 p.m. Sept. 16,The Book Works, 2670 Via De La Valle, Suite A230, Del Mar. SWINGIN’ ART Susan Palmer

Dove Lane, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; at the Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays; and at the Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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SEPT. 18 HARVEST DINNER Rancho Santa Fe will bring the community together on Sept. 18 for a Harvest Dinner. Bring your meat, beverage and a dish for everyone to enjoy. The evening is a fundraiser for The Garden Club. The cost is $50 for singles and $100 for couples. Call the Garden Club to make your reser-

ONGOING ART CREATURES Carlsbad’s William D. Cannon Art Gallery will present “The World of Adonna Khare: Beasts, Backpacks and Curious Creatures,” Sept. 12 through Nov. 7 at the gallery in the Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane.

(951) 699-5514 for information and tickets. — Blue Fire in La Costa Resort presents Jazz and KIFM Smooth Jazz Radio from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 16. Free admission. Call (800) 854-5000 for details. — Temecula Valley’s Wine & Culilnary Showcase, celebrating California Wine Month, is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Monte De Oro Winery. A winemaker

roundtables starts it off, climaxed by a Walk-Around Tasting featuring nearly 30 local wineries and a dozen restaurants. Call (800) 8019463 for tickets. Cost is $65 each. — Meritage Wine Market is hosting its annual Lobsterfest 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25. This is an oldfashioned lobster boil with fresh, live 2-pound Maine lobsters and a full New

England menu. A lineup of six wines will be paired from a Brut reserve to a 2007 Miner Family Napa Red. Cost is $75 each. Call (760) 479-2500 for details.

Song Book Store in Del Mar, bestselling author Charmaine Hammond will be signing books between 2 and 5 p.m. Her book “On Toby’s Terms” has received national attention. Jack Canfield of “Chicken Soup For The Soul,” said it’s a “simply beautiful book about life and purpose.” Local well-known author Save the dates: and publisher Bettie Youngs On Sept. 11, at Earth will also be there for this spe-

cial book signing in Del Mar. For more information, visit www.BettieYoungsBooks.com. I can’t wait to go myself. It’s important to support our local bookstores! On Sept. 24, at the Rancho Santa Fe Pharmacy gift store, local author Diane Welch will be signing first edition copies of “Lilian J. Rice: Architect of Rancho Santa Fe, California.” Diane has

informed me that her book, “is a thorough account of this overlooked architect whose design artistry still beautifies the enclave of Rancho Santa Fe.” Don’t miss your opportunity to meet this critically acclaimed author during “Rancho Days.”

(619) 594-6924. — Hollywood on the Vine is the theme for the Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival Sept. 15 through Sept. 19 at various venues in Temecula. Mix among celebrities, film and music executives. Films will be shown and workshops available. A black tie gala will be Sept. 19 as musician Kenny Loggins is honored. Call

was Wendy Patrick. Her speech focused on techniques to get along with difficult people. Chief Matt Wellhouser of the Rancho Santa Fe patrol was kind enough to send a photo from that day, which features Charles Limandri, Katie Hawkes and Greg Grajek. Thanks Matt!

Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. His library can be viewed at www.tasteofwinetv.com. (Average Google certified 900 visits per day) He is one of the top five wine commentators on the Web. Reach him at mangiompc@aol.com.

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with me to gather the necessary gear for a new school year. Last week I misted over when I saw a coupon for Knott’s Scary Farm. Our elementary district has a break right before Halloween, so we always had time for great road trips. We used to have glorious Halloweens with weeks of costume prep, pumpkin buying and good fun. The holiday seems so quiet now, I started serving up hot dogs in the driveway. I may have to take some bold steps to keep the blues at bay this fall. Happy hour with my girlfriends is a very good start, and perhaps a massage and a good book. They aren’t the sweet scent of a happy, post-beach kiddo or the glow of goofy, kid-carved pumpkins, but I think it will distract me until Christmas. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who clearly had way too much mommy fun. Contact her at jgillette@coastnewsgroup.com.



their child’s school, ask for the transportation coordinator, and tell them they are interested in participating in the SchoolPool program. B. If the school does not yet participate in SchoolPool, the parent should ask the administrative office to enroll in the program by calling 511 and saying “iCommute” when prompted. An iCommute employee will help set up a safe and secure network at the school for free. C. Once the school’s network has been created, parents sign up for an account through RideMatcher, join the school’s network, and find a carpool match. For more information, visit www.iCommute.com and click on SchoolPool, dial 511 from any phone in the region and say “iCommute” or e-mail schoolpool@sandag.org.



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“drunk Frankenstein” Miksa hesitantly took a walk down the hallway with Cope by his side. “Within a week he was walking up and down the hall, taking the stairs by himself,” Cope said. “He came to me scared and uncomfortable about what happened. He did 75 percent of the work and I did 25 percent of the work to try to get him to normalize as much as possible.” As fate would have it Miksa and his wife Sheri learned that same day that their daughter and son-in-law were going to have a baby. “It was an amazing day to say the least,” Miksa said. He is now a first-time grandfather to Liam, born on April 12. Miksa was joined on the landmark ride by members of his care team from both Scripps hospitals, as well as a professional rider and former San Diego resident Rory Sutherland and supporters from the his healthcare

provider, UnitedHealthcare. “This is a celebration of his miraculous recovery,” said Cope, who also rode with Miksa. “I’m not a biker so they may need to get me to an ER afterward,” he remarked in an interview the day before the ride. For Miksa the journey to learn the lessons of the accident transcend the physical realm of relearning how to walk, sit, stand and bathe. “I have incredible empathy for people who are paralyzed. I’m going to make a lot of lemonade out of this giant lemon I was handed,” he said, referring to the accident. “I want people to have hope that they can recover,” he said. “Most of all I want to tell people to ‘put your cell phone down while driving’,” he cautioned. After observing motorists for the nine months he was not allowed to drive, Miksa said he had the opportunity to notice how distracted drivers are. “I’m going to be sticking to trails after this ride,” he said.



percent of the units as affordable. The Los Angeles ruling also does not apply to for-sale single-family housing. The underlying concept is that new households represent new income that will consume goods and services. That new consumption translates to new jobs, some of which will be low paying. Those lower-paying jobs mean lower-income households that can’t afford market-rate units in the city, creating a need for affordable housing. The study quantifies the link between new-market units and the demand for affordable housing.


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Transit district talks temporary fairgrounds train stop By Bianca Kaplanek

In an effort to move forward with a project that has been discussed for more than a decade, North County Transit District officials will present preliminary plans for a temporary train stop south of the Del Mar Fairgrounds during the Sept. 16 board of directors meeting. Carl Hilliard, Del Mar City Council’s NCTD liaison, said he’d like to see the seasonal platform installed in time for the start of the San Diego County Fair in June 2011. But Matt Tucker, NCTD executive director, is a bit more conservative. “That’s a great goal,” Tucker said. “But the public process and funding will dictate when it gets delivered. “I’d like to get everything done yesterday,” he said. “But there’s funding and environmental concerns and community input that need to be considered first.” The long-term goal is to construct a permanent seasonal platform in the northwest corner of the fairgrounds. It is included in an environmental impact report for the proposed fairgrounds expansion. A permanent platform would provide direct train access to the facility during its two popular annual events — the fair and horse races.

was done earlier but taking a fresh look at different approaches to get a project the community can embrace.” Based on the earlier study, the cost estimate for a temporary platform is between $2 million and $2.5 million. Hilliard said funding is

For those experiencing a plateau in their golf game, top-notch instruction will be offered at The Grand Del Mar with guest instructors including David Stockton, Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson and Dave Pelz throughout September and October at 5300 Grand Del Mar Court. The first clinic will be Vision54, a three-day seminar from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, taught by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson. This seminar will focus on technical aspects of the game, as well as the belief that the physical, technical, mental, emotional and social elements of golf must converge in balance. The cost is $2,995 for each session. The next set of clinics will be Stockton Golf. Adhering to a clear simple means of instruction gleaned from his own 46year PGA Tour career, Dave Stockton — along with the



ALL ABOARD At its Sept. 16 meeting the North County Transit District board of directors will be presented with a plan to build a temporary train platform where double tracking begins just south of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Expected benefits include less traffic on the freeway and side streets, no need for buses between the Solana Beach station and the fairgrounds and fewer intoxicated people leaving those events on the road. But studies indicate a permanent stop in that location requires double tracking and raising the bridge out of the

flood plain, making it a 10- to 15-year, $80 million project by most estimates. “That’s a much bigger, much more environmentally sensitive project,” Tucker said. “And because we’d be working in the lagoon, it’s subject to controversy.” In an effort to reduce traffic in the meantime, officials

have been eyeing a temporary platform, but the most recent attempts to construct one about two years ago failed to come to fruition. “We’ve been working with the fairgrounds and the city of Del Mar to discover what the concerns were and why it didn’t work,” Tucker said. “We’re building on what

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Cars for the young, old, tall and small By Consumer Reports

With the fall semester just around the corner, Consumer Reports recently offered its best choices for parents and teens out shopping for a car to bring back to school. When looking for the right car for teens, including used models, CR recommends picking cars with safety features such as electronic stability control and curtain air bags and good crash-test results. “Often parents think that putting their child in the biggest car is the safest thing they can do, but that’s not so,” said David Champion, senior director of CR’s Automotive Test Center in East Haddam, Conn. “Teens are the most inexperienced drivers on the road, so you want to make sure they’re driving something that handles well, is agile and has as many safety features as possible — especially electronic stability control.” In addition to naming good cars for young and older drivers, CR also named good picks for all sizes and types of drivers, including the tall and small. All the models on CR’s lists have at least average reliability and are Recommended vehicles. CR named only one car suitable for all four driver types: the Honda Accord. CR only recommends vehicles that have performed well in its tests, have at least

average predicted reliability based on CR’s Annual Auto Survey of its more than seven million print and Web subscribers, and performed at least adequately if crash-tested or included in a government rollover test. Here is a look at CR’s picks: Best for teen-age drivers. ESC is standard or optional starting with the years listed below. — Small cars: Hyundai Elantra SE (2008-2010), Mazda3 (2007-), Scion xB (2008-) — Midsized sedans: Acura TSX (2004-), Honda Accord (2008-), Kia Optima (2007-) — Small SUVs: Honda CR-V (2005-), Nissan Rogue (2008-) Best for senior drivers. Vehicles that offer easy access and decent visibility are good choices for older motorists and for those with limited mobility. A roomy driving position and comfortable seats are also pluses. — Minivans: Honda Odyssey — Small SUV: Subaru Forester XT Limited — Upscale sedan: Hyundai Azera — Family sedan: Honda Accord — Microvan: Kia Rondo Best for tall drivers. Vehicles with plenty of head and leg room are best for taller drivers. Some models TURN TO CONSUMER ON B12

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Golfers team up to benefit local charities By Wehtahnah Tucker

RANCHO SANTA FE — A star-studded golf tournament at the Del Mar Country Club brought together a diverse group of people in an effort to raise funds and awareness about several local charities on Sept. 3. Celebrity golfers Francois Jomphe, National Hockey League and Canadian National Hockey player, and Stanley Cup finalist and allstar hockey player Randy Burridge, joined members of the community in a friendly competition on the green. Proceeds from the inaugural Swing for Kids event benefited Rancho Santa Fe

Rotary, Kids Korps USA, Pro Kids Golf Academy, Friends of San Pasqual Academy and the Camp Pendleton Armed Forces YMCA. “It was a beautiful day to play golf,” said Chuck Wafer as he relaxed with friends during the silent auction portion of the event. Even though Wafer’s team didn’t come in first, he said he was glad to participate in such a worthy cause. Indeed, the recipients of the charity tournament and dinner included groups benefiting and supporting children. The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary, a chapter of the nation’s oldest service organ-

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Clark supports many well as promote these worthy local charities, including the causes,” Clark said. A resident of Rancho Santa Fe Rancho Santa Fe, Rotary, Kids Corp. Clark is also a broker USA, Armed Forces with Clark Estates. YMCA, Pro Kids Golf Academy and Affiliated with Friends of San Masterpiece Real Pasqual Academy, Estate Associates, which are all benefiClark serves North ciaries of the Swing County, including For Kids! event. Rancho Santa Fe, “I hope that my Orange County, and DON CLARK musical abilities will parts of South West help to uplift and Riverside County entertain the audience, as with Temecula and Murrieta.

Job training for disabled expands Nonprofit organization Employment & Community Options, headquartered in San Diego, provides employment, life-skills training and independent-living services to low-income adults with developmental disabilities. The organization has announced that it has expanded its integrated employment services to include North County coastal communities as of Sept. 1. The North County Coastal Integrated Employment Program creates individualized service plans for adults with developmental disabilities who desire supplementary income, independence and sense of belonging in society. E&CO staff members gauge the individual’s skills, experience and goals to develop a custom-tailored approach specific to attaining one’s optimum potential in life. The program will serve adults with developmental disabilities in and around the North County coastal area including Carlsbad, Oceanside, Solana Beach and La Jolla/University Town Center. Because most of the vocational skills and jobs are performed within the community and not limited to one specific area like a site-based program, the expansion has proved seamless thus far. “Our program design is currently unrepresented in this geographic area, so it has been very well-received by the North County coastal community,” said Program Manager Ryan White. “While there are other organizations that serve people with developmental disabilities in this area, our 100 percent communitybased vocational program is unique and that community immersion isn’t really reflected in the area,” he said. Of course, no integrated employment program would be a success barring a strong relationship with local employers to hire these individuals. E&CO currently partners with more than 200 California businesses, most of whom are eager to gain dependable employees as



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Horizon Prep helps to ease first-day nerves RANCHO SANTA FE — The Horizon Prep Lions were geared up and ready to roar into a new school year Aug. 30. The school hosted a special Teacher Meet & Greet and a New Family and FirstGrade Orientation to calm the first-day-of-school jitters for Horizon Prep’s 425 preschool through eighth-grade students. “This is a great way to show students and their families, that we are ready for them and truly excited about what this year has in store,” said Horizon Prep Interim Vice Principal Holly Morey. New students are assigned a Prep Pal family to ease their transition into a new school. “With 39 new students in kindergarten to eighth grade, Prep Pals is a great way for new families to know how much we care about them,” said Horizon Prep Registrar and Director of Enrollment Services Allisen Hemple. “It’s thrilling to see new students being greeted by name by their new friends on BACK TO SCHOOL “Prep Pal” families became friends over the summer, like newcomers Mary and Jenna Antonio who gathered with their the first day of school.” “Prep Pals” Grace, Will and Amber Schrekengaus at Horizon Prep’s New Family and First-Grade Orientation. Courtesy photo

Charity event raises $70,000 for retired thoroughbreds California Retirement Management Account, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization assisting thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that care for retired racehorses in California, recently held its third annual charity Texas Hold ‘Em Poker in Paradise event at the Del Mar Hilton. One night a year, industry insiders, jockeys, trainers and racing enthusiasts gather to play poker and raise funds to ensure retired racehorses get the proper long-term care they require. With 234 poker players in attendance, CARMA raised more than $70,000 to benefit local organizations dedicated to the maintenance and care of horses whose racing careers have ended.An additional 115 people attended the event in a show of support, but did not participate in the poker tournament. “We are thrilled with the success of our Poker in Paradise event,” said CARMA’s chair of the board Madeline Auerbach. “The work that CARMA does in the horse racing community

in California is so important and deserves the attention it received at this fundraiser. I am eternally grateful to all the attendees, especially those who participated in the poker tournament, for their support and dedication to CARMA.” Sports radio host Jim Rome was among the attendees, along with his wife Janet, who was a crucial member of the event planning committee. Mark Loretta, former second baseman for the Padres, Hall of Famer jockey Mike Smith, well known for his successful track record riding famed racehorse Zenyatta, and Zenyatta trainer John Shirreffs were in attendance as well. Billy Koch of Little Red Feather Racing and former MLB pitcher served as the emcee for the evening. Guests were treated to a tropical-themed atmosphere, complete with leis and margaritas. The “CARMArita,” a special drink named for the event, was a popular option among the guests. Perhaps because each drink purchase included entrance in to a spe-

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IT’S A BING THING As the 2010 racing season closes, we take a look back at the Bing Crosby era in Rancho Santa Fe, and how he was able to combine two of his loves — horse racing and golfing. Photos courtesy of Arcadia Publishing, taken from “Rancho Santa Fe,” $21.99. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or at www.arcadiapublishing.com. Autographed copies of the book are available at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, 6036 La Flecha. Call (858) 756-9291 or e-mail rsfhistorical@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Above, Bing Crosby was an avid golfer and played the Rancho Santa Fe course almost daily. In 1935, Crosby hosted a fun tournament that mixed jockeys, trainers and owners of horses at the Del Mar Race Track with members of the golf club. In 1937, Crosby put up a $3,000 purse and sponsored the first Bing Crosby Pro-Am Tournament. He selected famous professionals and friends from Hollywood to play. Bing called the tournament “the clambake.” The first six Bing Crosby Pro-Am Tournaments were played at Rancho Santa Fe from 1937 to 1942. These tournaments drew the greatest names in golf and the largest crowd to Rancho Santa Fe ever and offered personal, hometown clambake hospitality. Bing Crosby’s garden ornaments reflected his dedication to horse racing. A president of the Del Mar Turf Club, he entertained many like-minded friends and notable celebrities. Also an avid golfer, his presence at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club was critical to its success during the Depression.

Village ready to host annual Rancho Days RANCHO SANTA FE — The annual trademark event, Rancho Days, is just weeks away, beginning Sept. 24 and continuing through the week with a host of free activities and events. — Sept. 24: The first Friday will kick off from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a demonstration of the skilled blend of rider and horse by the Rancho Santa Fe Riding Club, followed by an authentic barbecue. — Sept. 25: The historic Rancho Santa Fe Village welcomes Rancho Days visitors anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with a Merchants’ Open House, sponsored by

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the Village Merchants & Business Association and Union Bank. Stroll the village, visiting art galleries, boutiques and shops who will be putting their best foot forward. The day will be highlighted with a trail ride and lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Trails Committee. The day will wrap up with a Hoe Down Dance from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via De La Cumbre, sponsored by the club and the Rancho Santa Fe Association. The cost is $48 per person. Call (858) 756-1182 for reservations. — Sept. 26 starts bright and early with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department, 16936 El Fuego. At 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., there will be a Cowboy Melodrama and barbecue at the Village Community Presbyterian

Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias. — Sept. 28: The fourth day of the celebration will be all abloom with a Petals & Prose Flower Exhibition and Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a Film Under the Stars, “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library, 17040 Avenida De Acacias. — Sept. 29: The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild presents a homegrown art show, “Art Guild Paints the Ranch,” from noon to 4 p.m. In addition, a free MexFest Lunch is being served from 11:30 to 1 p.m. sponsored by the Association. This will be capped from noon to 2 p.m. by a Dessert, Refreshments and Art event on the Country Friends patio, 17022 Avenida de Acacias, sponsored by the Country Friends. — Sept. 30: Stay hungry

for the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club’s Fall Festival Barbecue from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the Village park. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for kids 8 years old and under. — Oct. 1: The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center will fill the air with beautiful music at Strings in the Garden from 1 to 3 p.m. Then from 4 to 8 p.m. on Via de Santa Fe will be the Fandango Fiesta, with Mexican food, margaritas and dancing in the streets to Prairie Fire. Cost of the meal is $20, $5 for children 12 and under. Call (858) 759-9291 for details. This will be held in conjunction with the Chili Cookoff from 5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. — Oct. 2: A spirited Tennis Mixer will burn off calories before the barbecue lunch from 1 to 4 p.m. sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club, 5829 Via De

La Cumbre. Coinciding, will be the Osuna Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Association and Osuna Ctte. The final evening will feature the Neighbor Night Parties on the Street from 5:30 to 8 p.m. sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. Hosts are given invitations, ideas and in the Covenant even mailing labels. Similar to the Community Center’s popular Sunset Soiree program, guests bring a beverage and hors d’oeuvres to share. For information about your street party, call (858) 7562461 or go to www.rsfcc.org. The Community Center is also hosting a Kids’ Night Out from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for the first child and $20 for each additional sibling. For more information, contact Debbie Anderson at (858) 756-0358 or at debbieanderson13 @gmail. com.

Dear Sara: I hate packing lunches. It is my absolute most despised chore. I will have to pack four a day, and only one kid can reheat leftovers. I’m thinking of setting up a sort of lunch-packing station — a hidden place stocked with individual portions of snacks and lunch stuff that I can just grab and pack. Sort of like an assembly line. Then maybe have fruit and veggies for the week already cut and portioned out in containers in the fridge. I’m even thinking of getting some covered bowls and dishing out the breakfast cereal for the week. My kids are going to be getting the bus at 7:30 a.m., so mornings are going to be really hectic. Any other ideas for making lunch packing easier? — Carla, Canada Dear Carla: I like to do as much as possible the night before, and I wake up early and give myself plenty of time. I have a section of counter reserved for lunch boxes. My pantry has pullout shelves, and I reserve one shelf for lunch foods and supplies. If you don’t have pantry space, try a plastic tote/bin just for lunch supplies. The rest of our lunch foods are organized by the built in drawers in my refrigerator (produce, deli foods). I pack the foods that don’t need to be refrigerated in lunch boxes the night before with napkins and any needed utensils. I put other foods that do need refrigeration into reusable containers. I reserve the front part of one shelf in the refrigerator for filled lunch containers and drinks. This makes it easy to pull out in the morning. I wait until the morning to make sandwiches. That’s simply my personal preference.You can make and freeze some ahead of time. In the morning, I just add the containers of food into the lunch boxes with a freezer pack, add a drink and make sandwiches. It takes about 5 minutes. My kids don’t have access to a microwave, but I have insulated food jars. If I send them with hot food, then I need a little extra time in the morning. I boil water in the microwave and pour it into their Thermos to pre-heat their food jars, and then I heat their food and place it into the food jar. It stays hot for about 5 hours. When the kids come home, they bring their TURN TO FRUGAL ON B12



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Loop through La Jolla on the bus The SuperLoop — a high-frequency bus service circulating through University City — expanded into the La Jolla Colony area as of Sept. 5. To further enhance all public transportation services in the community, the San Diego Association of Governments and MTS implemented changes to Route 30 on Sept. 5. Route 30 is being moved from its current alignment along Nobel Drive, Lebon Drive and Regents Road, to routing along La Jolla Village Drive. This change will provide more direct service with shorter trip times for this important regional route that services La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Old Town and downtown. “The SuperLoop has already proven to be a huge success with nearly 900,000 passengers in the first year,” SANDAG Executive Director Gary Gallegos said. “We are expanding in order to increase efficiency and serve a greater ridership.” The expanded route will include stops at the Lebon Drive/Palmilla Drive and Regents Road/Arriba Street intersections. The route also will continue to serve many major area destinations, including UCSD, Westfield UTC shopping center, La Jolla Village Square, La Jolla Village Center, and Executive Drive/Genesee Avenue office clusters. Service operates seven days a week, with buses running every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during non-peak hours. Features will continue to be added to the SuperLoop route in the future. At full build out, the system will include technology to lengthen green lights to allow the buses to get through intersections and stations with electronic signs announcing when the next bus will arrive. The SuperLoop project and its operations are being paid for primarily by SANDAG with funds from the TransNet half-cent sales tax. For more information, visit www.sdmts.com and www.sandag.org/superloop.


Horizon Prep is starting the new school year with new construction, additional new teachers and 39 new kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Just like every Monday and Friday morning, the first day of school starts with a Praise and Worship assembly for the Horizon Prep Lions. Horizon Prep Headmaster Ken Kush congratulated the new classes, with “Welcome to the First Day of School. Welcome Middle School Students. You are the largest Middle School in the History of Horizon Prep.” Above left, Horizon Prep second-graders, from left, Sarah Mahooti, Julia Clark, and Olivia Aschbrenner, make Praise and Worship a group effort. Above right, it’s the first day of kindergarten for Mitchel Lake,as mom,Kelly,sees him off with his preschool sister Macy Rae. Bottom right, Kara Silke’s fifth-grade class, from left, Colin Myers, Chad Conkle, Jake Gianni, John Schreckengaust, Will Hillard, Braeden Harryman, Kendall Burnett, Victoria Mack, Meredith Madden, Elizabeth Partridge, Kylie Preske, Molly Dypvik, Sophia Lake and Silke. Not pictured are Madison Fuller, Noah Herring, Carson Howard, Dylan Raymond and Ethan Urie. Courtesy photos

Lyceum Theatre launches new season for musicals RANCHO SANTA FE — Rancho Santa Fe resident and founder of San Diego Musical Theatre Erin Lewis announced the first show of the theater’s second season of musicals, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” The musical will run Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. from Sept. 24 to Oct. 10 at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza. The show is a collection of pop songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in the 1950s and 1960s that recapitulates a golden age of

American culture. The 38 songs performed by the musical’s cast of nine performers include a series of hits forged in the memory of the era, including “Hound Dog,” “On Broadway,” “Charlie Brown,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Yakety Yak,” “Kansas City,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Poison Ivy” and “Stand By Me.” The original production of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” was nominated for seven Tony Awards. Ron Kellum, who

directed the theater’s production of “Dreamgirls,” is back directing and choreographing “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” Don LeMaster will serve as musical director and conductor of the SDMT orchestra.

Single tickets for SDMT’s production of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” are $30, $40, $50 and $75. Children 12 and under are half price. There are discounts for seniors, military and students. Also buy tickets

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City crafts new rules for water By Bianca Kaplanek

Needing to comply with state law, Solana Beach City Council directed staff at the Aug. 25 meeting to create a water efficient landscape ordinance that will govern landscape design, installation, maintenance and management to improve water efficiency and conservation. Cities have been required since Jan. 1 of this year to enforce the policies of a state ordinance created by the Department of Water Resources as part of the Water Conservation in Landscaping Act of 2006. The act allows local jurisdictions to tailor the regulations to their specific needs. City staff participated in a process to develop a regional ordinance to promote consistency throughout the county, but recommended modifications to better fit Solana Beach. Projects subject to the new regulations — primarily new construction or existing homes that are rebuilt after complete demolition with a landscaped area of 2,500 square feet or more — will require permits and are subject to plan checks. Rehabilitated landscape projects of more than 2,500 square feet also must comply with the new ordinance, but only if the irrigation system is affected. “It’s not really about the plants,” City Manager David Ott said. “It’s how much water you use.” Existing landscapes larger than 1 acre could also be subject to an irrigation audit if there is evidence of higher water use by observations or water district records. Ott said a formula is used to determine the appropriate amount of irrigation based on location and the types of plants. “There’s a science to calculate water use,” he said. Solana Beach will use the county’s landscape design manual as a reference to implement the new ordinance. “I work with this manual,” Councilman Mike Nichols, a licensed landscape architect, said. “It’s a great resource.” To ensure enforcement of the new ordinance, the Santa Fe Irrigation District will continue to contact residents with maintenance and water waste issues while the city assumes plan review and permitting responsibilities. Council members agreed with a recommendation from Nichols that residential landscaped areas used to grow food should be excluded. When the ordinance is introduced at a future meeting, council members asked that it include a TURN TO RULES ON B12

Humane Society celebrates 50 years Ranch

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Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens will be the honored at the 50th anniversary gala celebration A Salute to Heroes, celebrating the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Del Mar Country Club. NBC 7/39’s Jason Austell will be returning as emcee. Music will be provided by saxophonist Keith Jacobson and his band. Dinner will be served buffet-style with a broad variety of options to satisfy the palette of meat eaters and vegetarians. Cocktails will be served. Ticket prices are $200 for general seating or $375 for premier seating, which includes premium wine, goodie bags and wait service. Silent auction items will range from a stay at the La Costa Resort and Spa valued at $1,000 to trips valued at $5,000 and above. “This won’t be like most silent auctions,” CEO Jim Silveira said. “There are five very specific packages that will fund specific programs.” Those programs are the TLC Medical Fund and Animal Safe House, which provides sanctuary to pets caught up in domestic violence, humane education, kennel beautification and a war dog memorial planned for the shelter’s dog park. “This will be the only public war dog memorial on the West Coast,” Silveira said. “We have already raised $10,000 of the $25,000 we need.” Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens became friends of Rancho Coastal when Silveira was in New Orleans

PET PROJECT Rancho Coastal Humane Society President and CEO Jim Silveira and Chyba. Courtesy photo

rescuing dogs during Hurricane Katrina. The couple chartered a jet to airlift dogs to San Diego where shelters including Rancho Coastal provided care until they could be reunited with their families or placed in new homes. As owners of the Del Mar Country Club, the Pickenses are underwriting the cost of the gala. Another hero being honored is Lois Martin, a volunteer with the shelter and the thrift shop from the beginning.

“We are looking back at history and into the future,” Silveira said. “We are honoring everybody who has helped from volunteers and staff. “ Silveira said Rancho Coastal is unique in that there are 10 volunteers to every staff person. “You can’t put a price tag on the value of people who’ve come in and fostered dogs so they can have a break from the kennel,” he said. “We could never afford to pay the staff the money to do all the work volunteers


was discussed by Duncan McFetridge, a guest speaker at a recent town hall meeting in Solana Beach addressing the Interstate 5 expansion. The concept of the 30/10 Initiative is to build 12 key mass transit projects in 10 years rather than 30 by using long-term revenue from a sales tax measure as collateral for long-term bonds and a federal loan. According to the L.A. Metro website, the project could create 160,000 jobs and result in 77 million more transit boardings, 191 million fewer vehicle miles traveled and 521,000 fewer pounds of mobile source pollution emissions.

It is also expected to reduce gas consumption by 10.3 million gallons. “This is the program we need to emulate,” McFetridge, creator of Transit San Diego and president of the Cleveland National Forest Foundation, said. “It’s just amazing what this project really is,” Roberts said, adding that he would like to see a regional effort to move public transit projects “into the next 10 years so that we don’t have to keep just paving everywhere to move cars.” “I would like to ask that this be agendized for a ... meeting in the near future to

see what we can do working collaboratively within the region to try to replicate, for once, what L.A. is doing on moving public transit funding up front now to try to push off having to just keep widening our freeways,” he said. Roberts said there is interest in Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas. Mayor Tom Campbell asked the city manager to see if representatives in neighboring cities are interested in forming a regional committee. View upcoming meeting agendas on the city website to learn when the topic will be discussed.

Rancho Coastal has a tradition of volunteerism that began with Russian immigrant Marie Lloyd more than 50 years ago. Weighing less than 100 pounds, Lloyd patrolled the hills of North County, transporting hundreds of creatures back to her home. Lloyd and her husband, Dr. Paul Lloyd, donated property on Requeza Street in Encinitas and in 1962 the Rancho Coastal Humane

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center has been filled all summer long with the sound of bouncing balls, dueling swords, clattering keyboards and giggling children. The Community Center has offered specialty summer camps including engineering with LEGO, outdoor artshop, video game design and the sport of fencing. The Camp Rancho program enlisted several center staff members to lead games at the Community Center and transport and supervise children on field trips that have included Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Birch Aquarium, Ultrazone Laser Tag, Olympic Training Center, Wave Water Park and other attractions as well as local parks and beaches. Program coordinator and Rancho Santa Fe resident Morgan MacBaisey said the youngsters especially enjoyed the variety of activities offered this summer. “No one gets bored around here; not the kids and especially not the staff. We have so much fun playing with the kids and TURN TO ROCKS ON B11

Salvation Army honors Local city discusses L.A. traffic solutions women By Bianca Kaplanek

When it comes to traffic, it’s not often people look to Los Angeles for solutions. But that’s exactly what Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts asked his colleagues at a City Council meeting to do sooner rather than later. At the Aug. 25 meeting, Roberts said he would like local transit organizations such as the San Diego Association of Governments, North County Transit District and Los Angeles-San Diego Corridor Agency to consider L.A.’s 30/10 Initiative. Roberts said he learned about the plan when it


Taste & Art Stroll will launch fall season in Del Mar There’s no better way to celebrate fall than by attending the Del Mar Village Association’s annual Taste & Art Stroll in downtown Del Mar — along Camino Del Mar/Pacific Coast Highway 101, Del Mar Plaza and 15th Street. To be held this year on Oct. 2, the event opens with a Free Art Stroll from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., where more than 60

local and regional juried artists exhibit their work and a variety of vendors offer items. During the afternoon, between 1 and 4 p.m., culinary creations will be offered by a number of local restaurants, along with selections from California wineries and breweries. Taste participants can also cast their vote for the

“Tastiest Taste” at the event’s Ranch and Coast booth and enter a drawing to win fabulous prizes. Taste Tickets are $30 before the event and $40 on event day. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.DelMar MainStreet.com. Live musical entertainment will be heard throughout the day along with inter-

active children’s art activities and a pet stroll. The Del Mar Village Association is an organization made up of Del Mar residents, business owners and property owners who are dedicated to working together to enhance the vitality of the village while preserving the community’s history and unique character.

Tickets are now available for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s Women of Dedication Tea set for Nov. 4 at the La Jolla home of columnist Diane Bell. The 15 women chosen by the Women’s Auxiliary for 2011 will be presented at this tea. This honored group is always comprised of outstanding women from Rancho Santa Fe. The Women of Dedication Luncheon, Fifteen Fantasticks, will be held Feb. 24, 2011, at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive. Yvonne Larsen and Chris Andrews, a motherdaughter team, are cochairing the 46th annual event that honors the 15 women chosen by the Auxiliary who best exemplify the selfless volunteers who donate their time or resources to help others in need. Registration is $95 per person and all proceeds benefit local programs of the Salvation Army, including the Door of Hope Restoration Project.



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Kindergarteners Brooklyn Hampel and Danica Martin.

John Eggers and his daughter, new kindergartener Sophie, get help with topping from Betsy Richard.


RANCHO SANTA FE — The Village Church Community Theater announces auditions for “Rented Christmas, the Musical” from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 and 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Performance dates are Dec. 5, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. Roles are up for children, teens and adults. For audition information and appointments, call (760) 315-8015 or visit www. villagechurchcommunity theater.org.

Grand opening ENCINITAS — Xtend Barre studio at 613 Westlake St. will be opening Sept. 18. The studio offers a Pilates-based and danceamplified workout. All proceeds from the day will benefit the Keep A Breast charity for breast cancer education of Carlsbad. Call (760) 815-9391, email cameron@xtendbarre encinitas.com or visit www. xtend barreencinitas.com.

Solana Santa Fe Elementary welcomed new families at the ice cream social held in the school garden Aug. 25. Courtesy photos

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Rachelle Costa and her kindergartener Emily, Dina Chakamian, and New Family Committee Chairwoman Kim Howard.

Sari Hank and her children, second-grader Santiago, fourthgrader Carlos and Sari.

Fourth-grader Joseph Phillips scoops up a sundae with dad Joe Phillips.

ENCINITAS — Elevenyear-old Justin Haug of Encinitas was a winner in Scholastic’s contest for “The 39 Clues.” As the third prize winner, Haug will receive a $575 cash prize. Youngsters ages 6 to 14 can enter to join the hunt at anytime for the chance to win prizes at www. the39clues.com.

Imagination station

Jack Phillips helps dish out the treats.

Tammy Ezzet and her kids Paloma, starting kindergarten, and Nolan, entering first grade.

Lisa Allen and Nariman Lennick.

ENCINITAS — The Cove, a place for imaginative learning at 257 N. El Camino Real, will host its grand opening Sept. 18 for children ages 2 through 13 years old. There will be classes in story time magic, music, computer, arts and crafts workshops. Owners Jennifer Trevino and Erin Paris have had teaching careers and want youngsters to examine the world around them creatively and compassionately and thrive in a noncompetitive environment.

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City adopts pension reform plan at meeting By Bianca Kaplanek

As part of the consent calendar at the Aug. 25 meeting, City Council established wage and compensation packages and future pension benefits for its three employee groups. “Our city of Solana Beach is the first local agency in our region to accomplish across-the-board comprehensive pension reform for all employees,” Mayor Tom Campbell said before the vote. “Many members of the public have some concerns

about the pension system for municipal agencies. Our employees stepped up to the plate,” he said. “They worked with the city manager, who worked with the City Council and we were able to put into place agreements for all three of our groups.” Campbell said all miscellaneous employees, marine safety management and firefighters will eventually be paying 100 percent of their share of the pension contribution. “Each group has a slight-

ly different schedule as to how it’s going to be phased in,” he said. “Immediately the firefighters will be picking up 100 percent of theirs. Our miscellaneous groups and our marine safety ... will be phased in over a three-year program.” The city also instituted a two-tier pension system “that will save the city a lot of money into the future,” Campbell said. The mayor said it’s important for the public to understand that the city is a member of the

California Public Employees’ Retirement System, which includes state-mandated regulations and benefits. “We have some things that we can choose from, but we can’t just go making changes if we wanted to get rid of this plan and adopt another plan,” Campbell said. “We have to pick from what they provide us. And what we’ve been able to do is to come up with some real significant reforms that’re going to save our city a lot of money in the future.” Speaking on behalf of his

council colleagues, Campbell thanked city staff members and “all the employee groups for their efforts and their understanding.” City Council members worked to reach an agreement with employees during several closed-session meetings and in May announced they had unanimously approved an agreement. All items on the consent calendar are to be approved in a single action unless pulled for discussion by a member of the public or the council.

SOLANA BEACH — Art a la Carte, a do-it-yourself arts and crafts studio at 349 Coast Highway 101, Suite B, will host Soccer Saturday on Sept. 11 with 20 percent off for youngsters wearing soccer jerseys and No Football Monday Nights from 5 to 10 p.m. starting Sept. 13. All projects will be 10 percent off. Call (760) 7101633 or e-mail arta lacarte101@yahoo.com

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Group helps local families connect with nearby nature By Wehtahnah Tucker

Despite the numerous opportunities to explore the natural resources in and around the city, many people spend their time in the hustle and bustle of work, school and indoor activities. One group is aiming to change families’ perceptions of nature as being separate from daily life. Yasmin Shaddox, an Encinitas resident, launched Encinitas Explorers, a family nature club that takes children out to nearby natural area on a weekly basis at the beginning of this year. “We are a part of a larger organization called Family Adventures in Nature that is a San Diego-wide group,” she said.“I am also involved in the San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative, which is a local movement, inspired by author of ‘Last Child in the Woods’ Richard Louv’s Children and Nature

Network.” The goal of the group is to make nature accessible, fun and a part of everyday life. “We want to put nature back on families’ calendars,” Shaddox said. “The average child spends 40 to 65 hours per week plugged into some sort of electronic device, from TV and video games to computers,” Shaddox said. “We have overscheduled kids, not that it’s inherently wrong to have scheduled activities, but when do we just have time to play?” she asked. With her 2-year-old in tow, Shaddox joins from three to 15 other families of all types to get out and enjoy nature and create a relationship with the natural world. Her previous work as an outdoor and environmental educator prepared Shaddox for the opportunity to lead others in exploring the intricacies of the local eco-systems.

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“I’ve so enjoyed our mornings with Encinitas Explorers,” said Monet Holschlag, one of the participants. “Yasmin’s experience as an educator comes out in our hikes, as she seems to find so many teachable moments.” Shaddox’s experience as an elementary and middle school science teacher has also come in handy.“She finds gentle ways of showing us how to be respectful to the environment we are exploring, and also ways to stay safe from bugs, reptiles and poisonous plants,” Holschlag said. Although most participants are families with pre-school-aged children, Shaddox said she would like to diversify the group and reach older children and their families. The group meets on Fridays with an occasional weekend outing for a service project or special event. “Part of what we are doing is giving presentations around San Diego about the importance and value of connecting children to nature,” she said. “Think ‘outside the park day’ is a time when a child’s imagination can wander in the natural spaces rather than the play structures,” Shaddox said. “There is more to being outside than playing on the swing set.” Indeed, the group explores local lagoons, beaches and trails. “There is nature everywhere — it doesn’t have GREAT OUTDOORS Katrina Carroll holds her daughter Aliana to be a national park,” Hensel’s hand as the two join Siena Baker at Indian Head Canyon dur- Shaddox said. “We’ve ing a recent Encinitas Explorers outing. Courtesy photo explored the tide pools at

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Swami’s Beach in Cardiff and we witnessed an injured seal be rescued by a lifeguard,” Holschlag said. “San Elijo Lagoon was another favorite, for there we learned about lemonade berries and enjoyed viewing millions of spring flowers.” “Children have a natural, almost insatiable, curiosity and being outdoors gives them an opportunity to use all of their senses to learn about their environment,” said Holschlag, whose son is 3 years old. “There is so much for children to learn about plants, wildlife, and our place in the ecosystem. It is especially important in modern times where most of our jobs or household chores and education take place indoors, and all of the technology that we use is used indoors.” Shaddox is part of a panel that will present a workshop addressing the importance of interacting with nature at REI in Encinitas on Sept. 23. “Leaning how to make the outdoors fun, by sharing that the local trails are kidfriendly, even pet-friendly, and that it doesn’t have to be tough or last all day is what we want to help people achieve,” said J.C. Wollman, a manager at REI. “Nature is a great way to heighten your life experience and to learn how to interact better with people.” For more information, visit www.familiesinnatureencinitas.eventbrite.com/.




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Rancho Santa Fe school offers back-to-school nights RANCHO SANTA FE — The School District and The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation are set to host Back-To-School Nights during the month of September. The events are scheduled for Sept. 16 for grades seven and eight, Sept. 21 for grades kindergarten through second and Sept. 23 for third through sixth grades. For grades seven and eight, parents will begin in the Performing Arts Center for general announcements at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 16. Parents are asked not to skip this introduction, as it will review many of the new programs

and opportunities for students. Immediately afterward, parents will move through their children’s class schedules. For those interested, there will be a 25-minute tour of the campus beginning at 6:15 p.m. For kindergarten through second-grade classes and third- through sixth-grade classes, all parents are invited to a meeting with Principal Kim Pinkerton in the Performing Arts Center at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 21 and Sept. 23, respectively. Following the meeting, there will be a brief school tour. Parents will then visit their child’s classrooms

Club offers workshop on landscaping water saving RANCHO SANTA FE — A free water-wise workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club at 17025 Avenida de Acacias. The Santa Fe Irrigation District, in a cooperative effort with the San Dieguito Water District, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Carlsbad Municipal Water District, the San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, have partnered to offer this workshop to educate customers on how to construct water-smart landscapes including: — Ideas for water-smart landscape designs — Plants that are low water use — How to water your

garden — Basics of sprinkler and drip irrigation The landscape design segment provides homeowners information on how to organize their ideas and resources to develop a landscape plan that works for them. The class also demonstrates how a landscape architect approaches a design for a home.The low water use plants segment identifies common and useful plants, which are native, drought tolerant, beautiful and good for homeowners. A “How to Water” presentation covers how long to run your irrigation system, impact on plant growth, setting irrigation controllers, when to fertilize, and how to test your sprinkler system. And the segment on TURN TO WATER ON B12

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at 7 p.m. for a teacher presentation on the curriculum and areas of focus throughout the year. The Education Foundation will present a video overview of the year’s programs, encouraging families to participate and contribute early. Finally, room parents will provide volunteer sign-up sheets and information regarding many important programs. There will only be one session per evening. For further general information, call Communications Chairwoman Beth Nelson at (858) 353-5773.




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Locals line up to get a taste of 40 area restaurants’ offerings By Wehtahnah Tucker

In honor of the 21st birthday of the Taste of MainStreet event, the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association and participating restaurants put on a party on Aug. 26 that rivaled the previous years. After 20 years of serving up the finest samplings of delectable delights, Taste of MainStreet stepped it up a notch. This year, ticket holders were treated to happy hour prices and signature cocktails at special rates at participating establishments in the downtown area. Hundreds of participants were treated to the culinary creations of 40 different eateries. From Jamroc 101’s Caribbean flair to the laid back Swami’s Café, the night’s samplings were a welcome surprise to many. “I can’t believe all of this amazingly creative food,” said Shelby Prince, who joined friends during the event. “The only reason I can eat all of this is because we’re walking the length of downtown and it gives me time to digest,” she exclaimed. Newcomers Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria and East Village Asian Diner joined downtown favorites such as Trattoria I Trulli and Roxy Restaurant to provide an international flair this year. The expanded offering was a bonus for several people who have attended the event in previous years. “I’m a selfdescribed food critic,” declared Jonathon Sinclair, from Poway. “I’m happy to say that I haven’t been disappointed tonight.” For the second year in a row participants were encouraged to cast their ballot for the People’s Choice Award. More than just awardwinning food, Taste of MainStreet is a celebration of the downtown community. “We’ve gone for several years because it’s a great way to familiarize ourselves with the different restaurants and also to just enjoy the environment,” said June Spirito, an Encinitas resident. Even residents from neighboring communities get in on the festivities. “I came out one year to have dinner with a friend and we were surprised to see all the commotion,” said Jennifer Cabrini of Oceanside. “I loved the way people were walking the length of the downtown area and literally eating their way to the end and back again,” she said. The event wouldn’t be complete without live music according to Jan Shepherd. “I like the music as much as I like the food,” he said. “It just creates the whole atmosphere of a good time.” This year, seven varied live performers played for the crowds at stations along Highway 101. The musical acts are suited to each location with everything from reggae to folk in the line-up. “Creating an event this popular takes the entire community,” said Peter Lindsey, who frequents area restaurants. “DEMA clearly does a lot of work putting this together, but it takes the excitement of the residents and the commitment and creativity of the chefs to pull it all off.”

IN GOOD TASTE Above, “Citizen of the Year” Danny Salzhandler looks on as participants get a bite to eat at Trattoria i Trulli. This year, ticket holders were treated to happy hour prices and signature cocktails at special rates at participating establishments in the downtown area. Photos by Wehtahnah Tucker

Rotarians Jon Nerenberg and Greg Doe were part of the legion of volunteers who served food. Alice Jolly, Ken Jolly, Laurie Shelbourne and Jim Buck enjoy the various food choices from the more than 40 restaurants.

Long lines formed as participants waited patiently for food samplings. Local band MAKELOVE entertained the crowd during the event. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker

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taking them around to different attractions. The parents love it because they get a break from entertaining their children all summer.” The Community Center will offer a variety of afterschool activities and classes during the year including karate, dance, theater, volleyball, tennis, golf and more. Adult fitness classes will also be offered. For more information, visit the RSFCC website at www.rsfcc.org or call (858) 756-2461.


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character development through the game of golf to underserved youth in San Diego County; the Friends of San Pasqual Academy assist foster teens in becoming successful adults; and the Camp Pendleton Armed Forces YMCA supports families of Marines. “We really have a beautiful place to make this all happen and so many people supporting these wonderful causes,” said Rotarian Katie Hawkes, referring to the tran- SWINGING SUCCESS Chuck Wafer, Kathy Connor, Laurie Joseph and Dwight Wait at the inaugural Swing for Kids golf tournament hosted by the Del Mar Country Club on Sept. 3. Photo by Wehtahnah Tucker quil Del Mar Country Club.

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Society opened its doors. In January 1967 San Diego Union columnist Frank Rhoades wrote a tribute to Mrs. Lloyd: “Tiny Maria Lloyd, brilliant and brave, and cute but not kooky, has been subjected to all sorts of indignities because of her love for the feathered and four-footed. “For example, a crucified hawk was left in the night on the Lloyds’ Rancho Santa Fe property. The cross extended skyward from a scaffold that was a carpenter’s masterpiece.” Lloyd continued rescuing animals with her hands-on style, which sometimes involved risking her life to lure a frightened German shepherd off Interstate 5. In 1969, Lloyd was honored by the California Legislature for her “spirit of public service and devotion to animal welfare” by a resolution sponsored by assembly- OPEN FOR BUSINESS Rancho Coastal Humane Society ribbon cutting in 1960. Courtesy photo



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man John Stull, R-Leucadia. In 1970 she spearheaded a drive to end the trapping of wildlife. She also worked to introduce low-cost spay and neuter clinics to the county. By 1974, when Lloyd retired as founder and president of Rancho Coastal, the shelter had taken in 60,000 birds and animals including a deaf dog, a baby seal, a 400-pound baby beak whale, vultures, skunks, foxes, turtles, ducks, possums and a MARIA K bobcat kitten. LLOYD One of the most unusual friendships was between a 6-foot boa constrictor and a pigeon who enjoyed sitting on his head. Lloyd continued lobbying and fundraising efforts on behalf of animals until her death in 1979 at 74. For tickets to the gala or more information, call (760) 753-6413.

icap of 3 to 4 strokes. The Stockton Golf clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10, for $2,300 per person, per day. The Grand Del Mar will also host the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School — designed for golfers seriously

focused on honing their shortgame skills. Applying a practical, scientific approach to golf instruction, this technique was developed through years of testing and research. The program’s golf school curriculum focuses strictly on “the Scoring Game,” an exacting combination of the short game (distance wedges, pitch-

ing, chipping, sand play) and putting, which comprises 60 percent to 65 percent of the total number of shots played per round. A One-Day clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21. A Three-Day Scoring Game clinic will be 8 a.m. to

4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 through Oct. 13. A Three-Day Scoring Game School is set from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15 through Oct. 17 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 through Oct. 21. The clinics range from $425 to $2,545 for the threeday program.

“That southern location has a turnout where you can store trains without impacting the operation of the railroad,” Tucker said. Tucker does not recommend a station on a singletrack railroad because the trains would have a long dwelling and loading time and that would disrupt the rest of the system. “It would be the equivalent of putting a stop light on I-5,” he said. In late July, Carlsbad residents Richard and Helen Nielsen-Eckfield, opponents of a temporary platform, sent a packet to the governor’s

office asking for, among other things, the “abandonment of the temporary stop.” The packet included petitions stating opposition with more than 300 signatures collected in Carlsbad, Encinitas and Orange County. Nearly 30 residents who live on 21st through 24th streets in Del Mar near the proposed temporary platform also signed a petition. The Nielsen-Eckfields claim the $80 million price tag for the permanent stop is inaccurate because the existing trestle is set to be refurbished so there is no need to build a new one over the

river. “If they moved the first section (a 600-foot platform) about 150 feet further north (above the 100-year flood plain level) they would have enough room to the south to have the ‘new second rail’ join the existing rail and trains in both directions (could) continue to use the existing refurbished bridge,” Richard Nielsen-Eckfield wrote in an e-mail. The Nielsen-Eckfields also claim, among other things, that the temporary platform, which they believe would become permanent, is being used as mitigation for

traffic impacts that will result from additional race weeks slated for Del Mar once Hollywood Park closes. Tucker said he met with the Nielsen-Eckfields to discuss their ideas and concerns. “If it could be easily done, we’d be pushing that project,” Tucker said. “What benefit would it be to us to ignore them if theirs is the best alternative?” For more information or to provide input, the public is encouraged to attend the board meeting, which begins at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at 810 Mission Ave. in Oceanside.

Best for small drivers. These vehicles have good visibility and the controls and pedals are within easy reach. When test-driving cars, pay close attention to how well you can see out of all windows. — Family sedans: Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima — Small SUVs: Subaru Forester, Volkswagen Tiguan, Acura RDX — Midsized SUVs. Acura

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won’t benefit anyone. Some tips that can help: — Memorize the locations of window switches and door locks. Note whether the front doors unlock by just pulling the door handle. — Don’t forget obvious safety precautions, such as making sure that all of your tires, including the spare, are properly inflated. — Keep a spare key with you or in a magnetic holder that can be hidden on your

car’s exterior metal areas, such as a wheel well. — Maintain an emergency kit that includes basic first aid supplies, a small shovel, a tow strap, jumper cables, reflective plastic triangles, and rock salt or sand in snow country. — Always bring your cell phone and its car charger with you, especially on long trips.

Surviving the worstcase scenarios If you ever find yourself in a perilous situation while you’re behind the wheel of your car, knowing what to expect and being prepared can provide peace of mind, and maybe even save a life. According to Consumer Reports, Rule No. 1 is to keep your cool and help your passengers remain calm. Panic

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lunch boxes to the kitchen. I wash the insides, and the containers are washed with dinner dishes. I have a lunch box menu list of ideas, too. My kids help put some of their choices into the containers. Sometimes, when I’m cleaning up after dinner, I’ll have them put their nonrefrigerated lunch foods into their lunch box. Visit www.frugalvillage. com/forums/food-kids/ 133292-mix-match-lunchboxideas.html for my school lunch box ideas list. The list can help kids make healthy choices. I ove pack their lunch boxes a bit because my kids have sports activities after school. They have their extra snacks (usually fruit or raw vegetables) ready before we head out. I know it seems like a dreaded chore for you, but these lunch box days don’t last forever. Try to have everything planned ahead and handy so you’re not going from one end of the kitchen to the other and sorting out what to make. Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www.frugalvillage.com), a Web site that offers practical, moneysaving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or e-mail sara@frugalvillage.com.



well as help their community. “Although the economy has been a challenge for us over the last few years, the strong partnerships we have formed with local employers have assisted us in carrying out our vision to create universal social equality for everyone,” White said. “A coastal presence will make the transition to expand to inland North County easier as well,” said Nancy Batterman, CEO of Employment & Community Options. “We are currently identifying families in San Marcos and Vista that are interested in our services.” E&CO’s integrated employment program is exploring helping participants take their careers to the next level by becoming entrepreneurs. A microenterprise pilot program was launched in 2009 with the Coronado Enterprise Group and Poway will likely be next to follow in their footsteps. For more information, visit www.community options.org.



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SEPT. 10, 2010



SOUP TO NUTS by Rick Stromoski

Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves

THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom

BIG NATE by Lincoln Peirce

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Certain perceptions you get about people could be more on target than usual. If you get any strong feelings about somebody in particular, don’t underestimate your hunches. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - People in general could be more scrutinizing about others and life than usual. Keep this in mind if you’re trying to make a good impression on those with whom you spend your day. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Your abilities to achieve material success are particularly good, but it won’t mean a thing if you fail to acknowledge those who helped you open those doors. Give them their just due. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - When making some social arrangements, opt to spend your time with friends whom make you feel at ease. It’ll be more enjoyable when you can totally relax and just be yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This is likely to be one of those days when you can increase your holdings through your own insight and initiative. Pick an amount of money you’d like to make, and go after it with both barrels. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Anybody who has a disagreeable dis-


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position won’t be able to stay dire very long when around you.Your lively, positive attitude will permeate anything and everybody you encounter. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - A good friend who likes you a lot might find him/herself in a position to financially help out others. If you’re the one who needs help, this person will pick up on it and come through for you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -This can be one of your more pleasant days for just hanging out with people you love or close friends who don’t ask anything of you except to be yourself. Sometimes life is good. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Innately you understand that luck is a matter of positive thinking, and you’ll prove it by not letting anything disturb you. People who sense this will want to be near you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Others might have to stand on their heads to be noticed, but not you. Your pleasantness draws all kinds of people who are merely looking for a happy person to be around. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Serious decisions you need to make won’t be predicated solely on their material value, but based more on whether or not your choice will make you and/or others happy, which you know is invaluable. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Someone to whom you never really got close, yet who nevertheless holds you in high regard, could cross your path again. This time you might discover what a nice person s/he is.




by Luis Campos

MONTY by Jim Meddick

Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another. TODAY'S CLUE:

D equals M

ARLO & JANIS by Jimmy Johnson


COW & BOY by Mark Leiknes



I A O AV M . T K R



V K F X AV M .


U A C H F. ”


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F S Z AV PREVIOUS SOLUTION: “In the end, I’ll put my good acts up against anybody in this country. Anybody.” - George Steinbrenner


SEPT. 10, 2010








Located on the Covenant Horse Trails and ready for the buyer who appreciates quality! Gated estate with 6 bedroom suites, gourmet kitchen opening to the spacious family room, gorgeous library, 6 fireplaces, guesthouse, outdoor entertaining with pool & spa on 2.95 acres. Owner ready to deal!

Golden opportunity to own in Fairbanks Ranch! Gated estate with 5 bedroom suites, master on the main level, spacious chef's kitchen & family room, 4 fireplaces, outdoor entertaining with pool, spa & pool house. Call today!







Unbelievable price for one of Del Mar Country Club's finest homes! Impeccably maintained with 4 bedroom suites PLUS a bonus room, travertine floors, gourmet kitchen, 4-car garage plus a golf cart garage. Superior quality with spacious rooms & lots of volume.

Custom home in the Del Mar Country Club with 5 bedroom suites, beautiful office, gourmet kitchen, elegant master, 4 fireplaces & balcony overlooking the 4th hole of the prestigious golf course. Fantastic opportunity in one of Rancho Santa Fe's finest gated communities!



Rancho Santa Fe, California

Rancho Santa Fe, California

Rancho Santa Fe, California

Rancho Santa Fe, California

Becky & June


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