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EDUCATIONAL O PPORTUNITIES Singers thrive at California Music Studios!!! After 25 years in business in Encinitas, California Music Studios is going strong. Our singers and musicians of every variety are shining in the limelight, achieving prestigious honors and awards. Arianna Afsar studied piano with CMS for years and went on to become Miss California. We are proud to welcome her back to CMS as a music instructor. Who could forget Adam Lambert, who started lessons at the age of 12 and is now a household name and dynamic entertainer? Sadie Duca, the 9 year old Jazz Singer and first place winner of the San Diego Fair Talent competition, is a current student of CMS owner

Jennifer Paterson. "Sadie sings with a huge natural feeling for music," Paterson said. "I rarely see prodigy singers at this age, but she is definitely one." Sadie also won accolades from Pierce Morgan when she made it to the top 50 on "America's Got Talent." Morgan asked her, "Are you sure you are not actually 55 years old because you showed such a maturity in your performance". Will your name be next in lights? Call California Music Studios and let us help you realize your dreams! California Music Studios is the leader in providing lessons in all instruments to students throughout Southern

California. CMS students take lessons at over 350 locations, with the additional option of h av i n g weekly les- SADIE DUCA sons in your home for piano, voice, guitar, strings, drums and even sitar. Glee Classes are starting in September, and students can register for lessons at the Encinitas Location or for In Home lessons Starting August 8th. Call 800-227-6222 for more information.

MiraCosta student designs mission to Mars

The Grauer School in Encinitas started its new school year unveiling a new high-tech teaching kitchen to complement its “farm-to-table” curriculum. Photo by Mike Martin/Davidson Construction Company, Inc.

New teaching kitchen installed ENCINITAS — The Grauer School announced the installation of a $200,000 technologically advanced teaching kitchen. The “next generation” facility is part of the school’s campus-wide “farm to table” program. Made possible through the donation from a local philanthropist, the kitchen was unveiled during the opening week of school. The kitchen is a part of the “Green Grauer” initiative, a program that encompasses a multi-dimensional reorientation of the school campus and programming in light of need for appropriate technology and curriculum. In collaboration, the school has launched a new, high school environmental science class along with an alternative parent association called “Green Grauer Parents.” The “farm-to-table” concept in a suburban setting will accommodate up to 12 students at one time. The new facility has cable TV access with wireless (e.g., iPad and iPhone) connectivity for teacher and student multimedia presentations. According to installer Wes Wilmers of Master Crafts Home Enternainment, “The latest technology is incorporated into a functional teaching kitchen, therefore creating a multi-dimensional teaching environment.”

General contractor of the project, Mike Martin of Davidson Construction Company, Inc. notes,” We installed a KitchenAid French door refrigerator, a Capital Cooking eight-burner range with large oven underneath and a commercial Miele Professional Series dishwasher that can wash dishes in 20 minutes.” There are two stainless steel sinks (one for ADA purposes) and custom cabinets with maple-lined drawers. Another feature is the addition of two work islands with portable induction cooktops, which will allow teachers to work with students one-onone or in small groups.” Almost all teachers will incorporate cooking classes into their curriculum, including chemisty, mathmatics, world religions, history and health classes. Clubs are already starting up, and parents and students will be treated to demonstrations and lessons from celebrity chefs. Students will harvest produce from the campus green house and orchard for the classes that will provide herbs, avocado’s, figs, tomatoes, peppers, carrotts, strawberries, grapes, organes, apples, limes and lemons.The orchards will also yield healthy snacks for students at each grade level.

OCEANSIDE — MiraCosta College sophomore Chris Berthelet was selected from students across the country to design a mission to Mars as part of NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars Program. Based on his proposed robotics mission, the 19-year-old Berthelet, an engineering student with a 4.0 G.P.A., was one of 40 applicants invited to work with NASA engineers on several robotics projects at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. in October. “The best part and hardest part of the project was that it challenged me to be as creative and inventive as I wanted.” For Berthelet, the biggest challenge was that the job of creating his own space mission was so open-ended. “We were given the reins to design whatever we wanted, something I was not used to from classes where we have strict guidelines,” said Berthelet.

Chris Berthelet, a sophomore at MiraCosta College, will help design a mission to Mars at NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars Program. Courtesy photo

Over several weeks, Berthelet researched the Red Planet and came up with three objectives for his Mars robotics mission. His mission was to look for water beneath the surface, along with evidence of extraterrestrial life, by searching

for fossils in sedimentary layers and investigating the cause of methane gas emissions from the planet and the possibility of microbial life. Berthelet submitted an abstract, budget, timeline and mission proposal along with a line drawing of the rover that he proposed to use, giving specific descriptions of the vehicle’s equipment based on past exploration and the exact location of the landing site within Yuty Crater. He dubbed the mission RESCY, short for Rover Exploration of Splosh Crater Yuty. “Over the past month and a half, I have learned more than I ever previously knew about space travel and the planet Mars. It is pretty awesome,” Berthelet said. Learning about “splosh craters” and “time of opposition” were among Berthelet’s discoveries. He learned that space missions to Mars have to be precisely timed when

the planet is closest to Earth, known as time of opposition. “Some people think NASA can launch a Mars mission whenever they please, but in order to save considerable time and money, they take off around the time of opposition.” Berthelet was recently awarded the Emerson Network Power scholarship for continuing students in engineering and science. He is a member of the Honors Scholar Program at MiraCosta and the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. In his free time, he coaches soccer and basketball for Special Olympics of San Diego County. His interest in math and science began in grade school and grew stronger in high school and college. “Something about working through a calculus, physics or chemistry problem and reaching a solution brings me a great sense of satisfaction.”

Group offers help Classes now available at San with troubled teens Dieguito Boys & Girls Club CARMEL VALLEY — Every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. True Teen Recovery hosts a Family Group session for families with adolescents struggling with substance abuse and behavioral issues at 3737 Camino Del Rio

South, Suite 205. This is a safe confidential environment where families work to establish a level of trust allowing them to talk openly and honestly. True Teen Recovery Director and Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor Kiley San Martin, brings 14 years of experience in adolescent treatment to the group. Group focus is on teaching parents how to deal with teens struggling with drugs/alcohol and how to set healthy boundaries. Teens will learn to develop coping skills, discover healthy communication techniques, have access to many types of support, will be taught healthy structure and will learn accountability. The cost is $25 per family. To see if the Family Group session may be a good fit for you, call (619) 339-9932. For more information, visit

SOLANA BEACH — The Center for a Healthy Lifestyle at the Harper Branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito invites the community to drop by the center at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, to visit its?newly installed General Store, enjoy the garden and pick up a flyer for current classes, workshops and?lectures. The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s Center for a Healthy Lifestyle is dedicated to inspiring children and adults to live healthier lives through cooking, gardening and fitness. The sunny yellow cottage offers a professional kitchen, space for classes

or entertaining, and is surrounded by an interactive organic garden with beautiful patios and places to ponder. Now in its third year, the center is laying the groundwork to be a leader in the healthy lifestyle movement in San Diego. Come play, learn and enjoy. For more information, visit BGCSDTO offers programs through after school, summer camp, aquatics, athletics and middle school sports in addition to sponsoring one Montessori school, the Youth Arts Academy and the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle at the Solana Beach branch.

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The Coast News, Sept. 21, 2012  
The Coast News, Sept. 21, 2012  

The edition of The Coast News for the week of Sept. 21, 2012.