The Coast News, December 4, 2020

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Cyclist killed in collision with vehicle


By City News Service

ENCINITAS — A cyclist was killed Nov. 28 in a collision with a vehicle at an Encinitas intersection, authorities said. The collision happened at about 11:49 a.m. when a cyclist was struck by a vehicle that was turning right from westbound Leucadia Boulevard to Moonstone Court, according to Deputy Eric Rader of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Bystanders gave medical aid to the victim, Rader said. The injured cyclist was taken by ambulance to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he died of his injuries, the deputy said. Deputies with the department's Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team are investigating the accident.







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North County resort, airline entrepreneur Ted Vallas dies at 99 By Jordan P. Ingram & Steve Puterski

REGION — Longtime Encinitas resident and entrepreneur Theodore Lambro “Ted” Vallas died of heart failure on Nov. 13 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, according to a family spokesperson. He was 99 years old. “June, Tee and the entire Vallas family are overwhelmed by the heartwarming response from Ted’s friends, business associates and family members,” a family spokesper-

son told The Coast News. Vallas was born on March 11, 1921, in Pocatello, Idaho. In high school, Vallas was a standout basketball, football and baseball player, according to his 2009 s e l f - p u b - VALLAS lished memoir, “Life is an Opportunity.” Upon graduation in 1940, Vallas enlisted in the

Navy’s aviation program. During World War II, he served as a gunner and radioman in a Douglas TBD Devastator, a carrier-based torpedo bomber on the USS Wasp. After three years of fighting in the Pacific Theater, Vallas earned the title of chief petty officer. In 1946, Vallas enrolled at the New England College in New Hampshire to play football and baseball. After two years, Vallas had a brief stint at the

University of New Mexico before enrolling at Balboa University (now California Western School of Law). During his time at Balboa, his baseball career flourished after a chance meeting with Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, who worked for the Cleveland Indians. Later, Vallas nearly signed with the San Diego Padres, a minor-league affiliate of the Indians at the time. Eventually, Vallas left

baseball for a more lucrative career as an entrepreneur, going on to own several resorts and country clubs, including El Camino (currently featuring a tribute to Vallas in the lobby), Whispering Palms (Morgan Run), Imperial Valley (Barbara Worth) and Olympic Resort in Carlsbad and Palm Desert. Additionally, Vallas developed country clubs in England, France, Portugal Holland and Morocco, according to his book. He also owned two avia-

tion companies that operated out of Carlsbad, including Air Resort Airlines and California Pacific Airlines. The future of California Pacific remains unclear. Vallas is survived by June, his wife of 67 years; his son Theodore “Tee” Vallas, of Carlsbad; brother Charles Vallas, 103, of Florida; brother Larry Vallas, 98, of Oceanside; and sister Vangie Pemberton, 96, of Spokane, Washington. Vallas had two younger sisters, Peggy and Helen, both of whom predeceased him.

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Black Friday local shopping trends flipped By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — Black Friday had a different tone this year. Typically, Black Friday is chaotic with massive lines, big deals and fights, but this season was changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and more people going online to get Black Friday deals. And while most of the data from Carlsbad and surrounding areas is still out, the pandemic may have altered how the biggest retail week of the year moves forward, according to Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Bret Schanzenbach. The pandemic reversed the normal trends, although residents still hit the stores to sniff out those Christmas sales, he said. But most retailers, especially small and local businesses, went allin with their online deals to compete with Amazon and big-box outfits such as Walmart and Target. “For years we saw the trend move and encroach more and more on the national holiday of Thanksgiving,” Schanzenbach said. “With COVID, we saw the opposite. All the big retailers were closed. It was more like a Black Friday week.” The annual tradition of big online deals the Monday after Thanksgiving, known as Cyber Monday, appeared to run counter to tradition, meaning those businesses ramped up their efforts before the holiday to compete with the bigger retail outlets and marketplaces. In Carlsbad Village, foot traffic was down for Small Business Saturday, but people still rallied to support their local businesses, according to Carlsbad Village Association(CVA) Executive Director Christine Davis. While no records were broken, she said the smaller businesses were able to redirect some sales to their online platforms. Davis said most have pivoted to increase their online presence due to in-store restrictions from the pandemic. And although times have been tough, those small businesses are refusing to quit, she said. “The businesses are holding on and not many are holding up the white flag of surrender,” Davis said. “There is a lot of tenacity.” Schanzenbach said Cyber Monday wasn’t as big of a deal due to how the pandemic changed the whole week. On Black Friday, however, he said there was a noticeable drop with in-person shoppers and lines were non-existent at two big-box retailers. Davis said the difference in the Village is they have a loyal customer base. “I was impressed with the amount of support and pride everyone had in downtown Carlsbad,” she said. “It was nice to see.” On Dec. 5, the CVA is hosting its Maker’s Market at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.

LOCAL ARTIST Pepa Ivanoff prepares a pink flamingo standalone piece that will be available for purchase from Dec. 4 to Dec. 11 at Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association’s virtual auction, “Collective Introspection.” Photo by Nathan Petty

Leucadia 101 to host virtual art auction By Caitlin Steinberg

ENCINITAS — This holiday season, Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association will host “Collective Introspection,” its first virtual art auction featuring over 12 local artists showcasing painting, ceramics, photography and local beer for auction. In addition to bidding on original art pieces, shoppers can purchase reproductions printed on posters and notecard sets as well as limited edition holiday six-packs of beer from local breweries any time between Dec. 4 to 11 through the Leucadia 101 (L101). Executive Director Annika Walden stressed the association’s dedication to supporting local businesses and artists, saying the upcoming holiday retail season called for creativity on the part of the L101. “Leucadia is known as the ‘art and soul of Encinitas’ and we wanted to bring local art to our community during the holidays, especially because we chose to forgo our beloved annual LeucadiART Walk this summer,” Walden said. “We are thrilled to contin-

LAMONTE LAMOREAUX puts the finishing touches on a painting for Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association’s virtual auction. Photo by Caitlin Steinberg

ue our long-standing support of local artists and hope the community will bid generously to support them as well.” Participating artist Pepa Ivanoff believes the auction’s title, “Collective Introspection,” relates not only to the local fine art community but to the world as a whole. “Introspection is about looking within and understanding yourself,” Ivanoff said. “I believe that during COVID a lot of us have be-

gun to think more collectively.” Ivanoff, a painter, mural artist and graphic designer, moved to Leucadia 16 years ago from her native country of Australia. In keeping with the introspection theme, her auction piece is a stand-alone painted Flamingo installation. “For me, the flamingo represents accepting yourself and accepting where you are in life,” Ivanoff said. “Don’t be afraid to stand out. Don’t be afraid

to be a flamingo amongst a flock of pigeons.” LaMonte Lamoreaux, a featured Cardiff painter, sees the art showcased as unique symbols of a defining moment in the country, auctioning his own painting titled, “Coastal Kin.” “I was inspired by the community of wonderful people, friends and neighbors that really want to work together to reopen the schools and keep businesses open,” Lamoreaux said. “My piece is about the community we live in and the ocean we are drawn to.” Like many creatives, both Lamoreaux and Ivanoff have found themselves inspired to experiment and expand their creative processes as a result of the additional time at home during the pandemic. “I’m raising two little girls in Cardiff and this is what we do a lot now,” Lamoreaux said. “We’re painting and creating a lot together, laughing a lot together and that is reflected in my style.” According to Walden, the virtual auction’s success will determine whether L101 will host additional

virtual events supporting local creatives in the coming year. “Our artists have been left out of the conversation since COVID,” Walden said. “Anything [L101] can do to help the community out, even if just a little bit, we’re going to do it” All pieces featured in “Collective Introspection,” including original works of art, posters, as well as sixpacks holiday beer will be available for pick up at the Leucadia 101 office Dec. 16 to 17 from 12 to 6 p.m. Featured artists include Jonny Alexander, Jack Antal, Loryn Cook, Laura Fischer, Chase Hartman, Pepa Ivanoff, Kate Joiner, Joel Kaneshiro, Roy Kerckhoffs, Troy Kingman, Kuni Kobashi, LaMonte Lamoureux, Jeannine Moeder, Laurie Nasica, Zach Smith and Charley Taylor with bidding beginning between $85 to $250. Bids on holiday sixpacks start at $15 and feature Duck Foot Brewing Co., Guthrie CiderWorks, Local Roots, Luna Bay Booch, Rosé Water, Saint Archer Brewing, Tiny Bubbles and Topo Chico.

Blood Bank seeks convalescent plasma as COVID cases rise By City News Service

REGION — As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to spike in San Diego County and across the country, the San Diego Blood Bank put out another plea Dec. 2 for donations of COVID-19 convalescent plasma used to treat patients battling the illness. According to the blood bank, orders for the plasma — taken from the blood

of those who developed antibodies upon recovering from the virus — have tripled in the last month, as have hospitalizations. San Diego Blood Bank was one of the first blood banks in the country to begin collecting COVID-19 convalescent plasma. In addition to supplying local hospitals, the blood bank has supported surge centers and other blood

banks across the country. Anyone previously diagnosed with COVID-19 can sign up at All blood donations are being tested for antibodies as part of the blood bank’s standard testing panel to qualify donations for COVID-19 convalescent plasma. If a donation tests positive, the plasma in the do-

nated blood may be used to help hospital patients fighting COVID-19. Historically, convalescent plasma has been successfully used to treat SARS, MERS and the Spanish flu, so there is evidence that it may help people suffering from certain infectious diseases like COVID-19. “We need anyone who has recovered from

COVID-19 to contact us to see if they are eligible to donate their plasma,” said David Wellis, CEO of the San Diego Blood Bank. “The need has already increased over the last couple of weeks and we anticipate even more requests from hospitals as we head into the new year.” Appointments are required to donate blood and convalescent plasma.


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Opinion & Editorial

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Will state’s flailing at the virus do any good?


Exciting city updates as ’21 nears


he last several weeks have been a roller coaster for all of us, with the ups and downs of the election followed by worry and anxiety about the current surge in coronavirus infections. It’s critical that here in Encinitas we continue to do our part to avoid large gatherings, wear our masks, physically distance, and keep ourselves and others well. The city is diligently following all state and county guidelines, while doing everything possible to support our local business community as they weather this extremely difficult period. The challenges and opportunities facing the City of Encinitas go on, with exciting prospects for building a better future here at home. Just around the corner, 2021 beckons. Here are some recent developments: Designing the future of El Camino Real corridor

The city recently approved the acceptance of a $300,000 state grant to create an El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan, which will allow the community to plan for future residential and commercial uses in this corridor. As the city’s staff report stated: “Existing conditions of the El Camino Real Corridor include a series of commercial (strip mall-style plazas) with varying depths and uses. Several buildings and uses … were developed prior to the incorporation of the City (before 1986), and as such create inconsistencies of development from adjacent properties and uses.” The Specific Plan will lay out how future residential and commercial uses will function and work together.

mayor’s minute catherine blakespear The public outreach portion has not yet started, but community leaders and engaged citizens will take a strong role in helping the city create a holistic plan for this corridor to allow the area to evolve in ways that meet the community's needs. Cannabis is coming

Encinitas voters appear to have approved Measure H by a slim margin, allowing up to four stores that sell cannabis products and a full supply chain, from growing to cannabis kitchens, manufacturing to sales. At this writing, the measure has garnered 19,962 votes in favor to 19,077 opposed (51% to 49%). Recognizing the will of our voters, the city's elected leadership and professional staff will implement Measure H. Interestingly, a cannabis initiative in Solana Beach failed 62% to 38%. Given that the election results are not yet certified the city does not have a process established for accepting applications or locations but future details will be forthcoming. Encinitas continues environmental leadership

The city approved an update to our Climate Action Plan, lauded by more than 20 speakers including members of the Climate Action Campaign and other environmentalists. The city’s environmental commission also unanimously favored it. Some of the highlights include more bike parking, better data tracking to

document transportation choices before and after a project, electrification in new construction and a municipal telecommute policy, among other things. In coming months we’ll be unveiling a program for your home food waste to be diverted from the landfill and placed into the green bins currently used exclusively for yard waste. We’ll also be officially launching our Community Choice Energy program, providing electricity sourced from 100% renewable sources. This is exciting! At the Dec. 9 City Council meeting the election results will be certified and the re-elected members will take the oath of office. This meeting is usually festive, however, the Zoom format won’t easily substitute for the feeling of energy in the room. It appears that all the same City Council members will remain on the City Council, a happy outcome. On Dec. 9 at 6 p.m., the City Council will introduce a new density bonus ordinance being driven by requirements in state law, and we’ll discuss providing more aid to small businesses as part of the CARES Act funding. At this holiday time I'm feeling grateful for you, the residents of Encinitas, and the opportunity to resume writing these newsy columns as your Encinitas Mayor now that the election is behind us! The promise of COVID-19 vaccines on their way has shown us the light at the end of the tunnel. Even though this holiday season has been more difficult than others, I hope that it will inspire memories of this unusual timeout-of-time that we’re all experiencing together. Catherine Blakespear is the Mayor of Encinitas.

t is well established that wearing face masks confers a high degree of protection from the coronavirus plague on both wearers and those around them. Plenty of documentation shows social distancing also helps, as do frequent hand washing, good ventilation and disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched. Also effective are quarantines of new arrivals from other states and countries, as well as isolating those with positive COVID-19 test results. But as infections of the virus accelerated across California this fall, some other tactics ordered by authorities like Gov. Gavin Newsom, the state health department and most county health officers looked a lot like guesswork, seemingly flailing at the virus without much science to back the moves. Justifiably desperate to keep hospital beds and front-line personnel available and healthy in the face of advancing infection rates and hospital admissions, these officials mandated sweeping lifestyle changes in at least 41 counties with 94% of Californians. It’s unknown whether the new measures can do what once was called “flattening the curve.” No one knows if the current, almost statewide 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will slow infection. One thing for certain: It won’t achieve much if it’s not enforced, and many county sheriffs from Los Angeles to Sacramento and beyond are not bothering. None has been disciplined yet for such scofflaw practices. That’s because of uncertainty over the curfew’s efficacy. Authorities also say much of the recent COVID-19 spread stems from family gatherings large and small, from weddings to Thanksgiving din-

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ners to relatives watching TV together. Curfews won’t touch that. Plus, no one has reliably measured how much of the spread can be traced to such gatherings if attendees were masked. Which raises the question of whether some of what we hear from health authorities stems not from reality, but from theories taught in graduate epidemiology classes. It’s a one-size-fits-all approach unjust to areas where folks have not crowded mask-free into bars and nightclubs. Things are similar with restaurants and gyms, mostly closed to indoor activity since mid-July. This also is a sweeping approach that ignores vast differences in how safely these businesses operated. Some gyms, for example, installed thorough ventilation systems while they were shuttered between mid-March and late June. Many gyms also limited occupancy when they reopened for a while in the summer, sanitizing machines and weights hourly, while requiring all users to wear masks. But one-size-fits-all rule makers re-closed conscientious businesses at the next disease surge right along with irresponsible outfits. Regular inspections could have determined which ones might safely stay open and which should not, but this did not happen. It’s similar for restaurants, where authorities months ago banned indoor dining in most counties, but later allowed outdoor service. One November report indicated just 3.5% of

all infections successfully contact-traced in California originated in restaurants. Yet, as infection rates and hospitalizations spiked during the late fall, all outdoor dining was ordered to close in many areas, including Los Angeles County, the state’s biggest population center. That county’s health director said inspectors found at least 80% of eateries serving in open air did not socially distance their tables properly. So all restaurants were closed. How fair is this to the 20% that lost money by separating tables widely for the sake of social distance? Plus, the wholesale restaurant closings put several hundred thousand persons out of work, some of that toll probably unnecessarily. The well-meaning but autocratic health officials now serving as benevolent dictators under various laws for dealing with emergencies believe what they impose does save lives. Could they save those same lives if they enforced their rules mainly on businesses that ignore safety procedures, rather than on everyone? Meanwhile, hope is now widespread that an impending mass vaccination campaign can end this crisis and the unfairness it has inflicted as officials flailed at a situation no active medical professional had previously experienced. And after it ends, lawmakers at every level from county boards to Congress must reexamine emergency laws and make appropriate changes to create new rules hinging on information, not speculation and untested theory. If they don’t, we will have learned nothing from this year’s very painful experiences. Email Thomas Elias at

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Transit district to upgrade railroad signaling equipment By Dan Brendel

DEL MAR — The North County Transit District (NCTD), a public agency, will soon upgrade certain railroad signaling and monitoring equipment, some for the first time in decades, though plans for future capital replacement remains uncertain. NCTD aims to deploy the majority of $33 million of federal, state and local grants over the next several years toward upgrading train and crossing control systems. Such systems include signals, switches, gates, bells and lights. The district also plans to install wireless monitoring and emergency communications equipment in Del Mar and near Miramar, though it hasn’t yet identified funding for this project. NCTD, governed by North County elected municipal officials, operates rail, bus and shuttle services. Its FY 2020 operating budget weighs in at $117 million. About three-quarters of its operating revenues come from federal, state and local subsidies, the remainder from passenger fares and other generated income. “A lot of these projects will be the first … we’ve done on the Coaster [a regional commuter] corridor since we purchased it from BNSF.” In 1992, NCTD Executive Director Matthew

NORTH COUNTY Transit District also plans to install wireless monitoring and emergency communications equipment in Del Mar and near Miramar. File photo

Tucker told the board of directors at its Nov. 19 meeting, “I'm hoping that the next time we have to deal with this is 15 to 20 years from now.” “Some of the equipment has been upgraded as part of specific projects,” but this, “Will be the first

… corridor-wide approach to signal modernization,” NCTD spokeswoman Kimy Wall told The Coast News. Regarding planning for the next round of capital replacement, Tucker said, “The key is going to be … knowing what the [equipment] vendors are


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doing,” in terms of fielding new technology. “Then hopefully [we’ll have] enough time to be able to fund it.” “NCTD has more than $1 billion in unfunded capital needs,” Wall said. “NCTD, like all transit agencies, does not receive

sufficient funding to complete all replacement and state-of-good-repair projects along the optimal replacement schedule. Accordingly, NCTD must prioritize capital expenditures.” However, “NCTD conducts condition as-

sessments and preventive maintenance activities to ensure that all assets can be safely operated within regulatory requirements,” she said. The Coaster’s crossing and train control systems are 71% and 45% obsolete, respectively. The Sprinter line uses 1990s technology, according to Signal Manager Zachary Taylor “Obsolete does not mean unsafe,” but rather the equipment “Is no longer supported by the manufacturer… they're no longer creating spare components,” he said. In upgrading systems, NCTD hopes to move “Towards predictive analytics,” using data to forecast “problems before they occur.” NCTD plans signal upgrades at numerous locations, including nine in the Carlsbad area in 2022 and two in Encinitas and Del Mar in 2023. Wireless equipment installed near Del Mar and Miramar would complete a systemwide network for monitoring the tracks and communicating with railcars in the event of an emergency. Del Mar and Miramar are, “Two critical safety areas where we need more camera visibility,” Tucker said. “Oftentimes at Miramar, if we’re having a significant rain event, we're having to deploy someone to stand out there.”

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Coronavirus County reports 1,217 COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths as holidays near By City News Service

REGION — San Diego County health officials reported 1,217 new COVID-19 cases and 16 additional deaths Wednesday as county leaders urged caution heading into the holiday season. Wednesday’s data raise the county’s totals to 84,638 cases and 1,035 deaths while hospitalizations continue to surge. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported that 739 coronavirus patients were hospitalized as of Wednesday, with 209 of them in intensive care. That compares to 723 reported Tuesday, with 197 in the ICU. The number of people with COVID-19 in area hospitals has nearly tripled from one month ago — 288 were hospitalized on Nov. 1. The 739 is also double the previous peak in mid July. Of the 84,638 cases logged in the county since the start of the pandemic, 4,726 — or 5.6% — have required hospitalization and 1,038 patients — 1.2% — had to be admitted to an ICU. The total number of people hospitalized for any reason in the county is 4,448 — fairly consistent with the past several months — but the percentage of COVID-19 patients in the region’s hospitals rose from 6% a month

UC SAN DIEGO campus has more testing capacity than any other university in the state. On average, the college processes about 1,000 to 1,500 tests per day. Meanwhile, the number of people with COVID-19 in county hospitals has tripled from one month ago. File photo

ago to 16.6% on Wednesday. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, also raised attention to 77% occupancy of the county’s ICU beds. Of the 696 ICU beds in the county, 538 are currently occupied — 209 by coronavirus patients, or 39%. San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher offered a chilling reminder that statistics on COVID-19 are delayed due to the virus’ incubation period. “We expect this to get

worse before it gets better,’’ he said. Supervisor Greg Cox urged county residents to take the pandemic seriously, even as we get closer to winter holidays. “This is not the year for caroling, this is not the year for ugly sweater contests,’’ he said. While an influx of cases tied to Thanksgiving gatherings has not been seen yet, both supervisors thanked the majority of families for staying safe during the hol-

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iday. Fletcher also advised religious followers to worship outdoors and maintain distance. On Saturday, the county broke its previous policy of not revealing the locations of community outbreaks by announcing Awaken Church on Balboa Avenue was the site of a community outbreak, and asked those who attended in-person services from Nov. 15-22 to quarantine for 14 days and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. The church has continued to hold indoor religious services in violation of county orders. On Wednesday, the county expanded its outbreak advisory to include two other locations of the church, 1760 Descanso Ave. in San Marcos and 861 Showroom Place in Chula Vista. County officials are advising anyone who attended services at those churches between Nov. 15-22 to get tested for COVID-19. As of Wednesday, the three outbreaks constitute 64 cases. “We recognize the role religion and faith play in people’s lives, particularly in trying times,’’ Fletcher said. “But the building does

not constitute the faith.’’ Wednesday marked the 22nd consecutive day more than 600 new cases have been reported and the 10th day of the last 13 more than 1,000 new cases were reported — including two days over the Thanksgiving weekend with more than 1,800 new infections. A total of 21,701 tests were reported Wednesday, with 6% returning positive, raising the 14-day average to 6.3%. On Tuesday night, San Diego State University confirmed it was canceling its normal five-day spring break and instead giving students four “rest and recovery days’’ scattered throughout the spring semester — on Feb. 12, March 8, March 30 and April 15. These days are intended to provide mental health breaks for students and faculty during the pandemic. According to a university statement, “rest and recovery days are specifically designated for no instruction, no assignments, no deadlines and no exams. Office hours, meetings and committee obligations will be suspended during each rest and recovery day.’’ A total of 17 community outbreaks were confirmed Tuesday. Over the previous seven days, 81 community outbreaks were confirmed. A community outbreak is defined as three or more COVID-19 cases in a setting and in people of different households over the past 14 days. San Diego County fell deeper into the most-restrictive purple tier of the state’s four-tiered reopening plan on Tuesday, with an unadjusted 30.5 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people. Even with an adjusted rate of 15.3 per 100,000 due to significant testing increases by local health authorities, that number far exceeds the strictest tier’s baseline of seven daily cases per 100,000. The testing positivity percentage is 2.3%, keeping it in the orange tier for that metric.

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MiraCosta College poised to weather budget constraints By Dan Brendel

OCEANSIDE — MiraCosta College, a North County community college district, faces various budget pressures as it proceeds into FY 2020-21, though a healthy fund balance and favorable borrowing conditions may lend resilience. The district’s annual primary operating budget, which the elected board of trustees unanimously adopted Oct. 15, weighs in at $137 million. That’s on par with the City of Oceanside’s General Fund budget and double Encinitas’. MiraCosta’s budget, a 6% increase on actual expenditures last year, takes into account slowing property tax revenue growth, rising pension and healthcare costs, and COVID-related deferrals of state funds, administrators say. The district, which runs four campuses serving a total enrollment of over 20,000 students, derives the lion’s share of its funding from property taxes — this year, about 86%, according to an Oct. 8 budget meeting. Administrators portend that revenue stream’s annual growth rate could halve in coming years, down from 5.9% in FY 2019-20 to 3% in FY 2024-25. Growing employer contribution rates to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, CalPERS, will put “tremendous pressure on rising costs of salaries and benefits,” according to the district’s budget document. Between CalPERS and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, CalSTERS, staff see MiraCosta’s pension costs rising 40%, from about $12 million presently to $17 million by FY 2024-25. Healthcare costs are also growing, especially due to COVID. MiraCosta budgeted a 9% increase in premiums this year, and then another 15% next year. “We would have seen a 30% increase in Kaiser rates this year, but they’re capped

at 15%,” V.P. of Administrative Services Tim Flood told trustees Oct. 8. While not literally prohibiting increases of 15% or more, federal regulations require that insurers publicly justify certain increases of such magnitude. If a state review finds a rate hike “unreasonable” and the insurer refuses to lower it, the insurer must notify health plan members of the finding, according to California’s Department of Managed Health Care. MiraCosta administrators assume annual rate increases will return to a more normal 4% by FY 2023-24. To help balance its budget, COVID having gutted revenues, the state deferred certain funding for community colleges. “We're not optimistic about recouping our money” in the next two years, Superintendent Sunita Cooke told trustees. Pre-COVID, state funds comprised 7% of MiraCosta’s primary operating revenues. Overall, administrators expect budget shortfalls totaling roughly $7 million over the next three years, which they’ll plug by drawing down the General Fund balance. MiraCosta ended FY 2019-20 with a fund balance equal to 25% of expenditures. A few years of deficits will reduce that proportion to 17% by FY 2024-25, closer to the trustee’s target of 15%. The district maintains AAA ratings from Moody’s and S&P. In September the district issued $255 million in capital improvement bonds — the second tranche of $455 million taxpayers approved in 2016 as Measure MM — at a $28 million premium. The bonds will fund a slew of new facilities and upgrades — for example, new student service and administrative buildings, new parking lots and a new chemistry and biotech building.

MORE THAN 100 residents participated in “Lisa’s Walk” on Nov. 28 at Hosp Grove Park in remembrance of Lisa Thorborg, 68, who was fatally stabbed last week in the Carlsbad park. Photo by Steve Puterski

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CARLSBAD — One week after police discovered the body of 68-yearold Lisa Thorborg on Nov. 23 at Hosp Grove Park, more than 100 Carlsbad residents came together to honor her life. “Lisa’s Walk" was organized by Angela Derby, who invited residents of all ages (wearing masks) to walk and bring flowers to remember Thorborg, who was found stabbed to death last week on a hiking trail near the 2600 block of Monroe Street in Carlsbad. The group met at Hosp Grove Trail East, laid flowers on the path where Thorborg’s body was found, Derby said. Thorborg’s sonin-law, Derek Andre, briefly spoke to a small group of locals who said a prayer for Thorborg. Andre told the group the family wanted to convey a message of "being good to each other." Andre posted on Nextdoor saying his mother-inlaw would have loved the affection. “What a beautiful gesture the walk with you all was this morning,” Andre said. “I know Lisa would have been very touched

and felt the love. Let’s please all take care of each other and be kind to each other in this time of grief and healing.” Thorborg, a widow and native of Sweden, recently moved to Carlsbad with her daughters and their husbands, Derby told The Coast News. Shy by nature, Thorborg posted to Nextdoor on Nov. 11 asking if anyone wanted to join her for a walk. Twelve days later, an unknown person fatally stabbed her between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., according to Carlsbad police. Law enforcement is currently investigating Thorborg's death but no arrests have been made. “We wanted to make our presence known and seen,” Derby said, adding that many people have started phone trees and walking in groups. “It was something to finish her walk and be there for the family.” Judy Bliss, a 20-year Carlsbad resident, spoke of fear and uneasiness within the community following Thorborg's death. However, Bliss said the community gathering sent

a message to area residents that the community will not tolerate this type of violence. Bonnie Schmiege, 69, who lives alone neara the trails, said she had passed Thorborg several times while walking at Hosp Grove and they exchanged friendly waves. Schmiege said she hoped the walk showed the community’s support for the family. “I walk that same loop maybe five times a week,” Schmiege said. “This makes me very anxious now because we don’t know who this was. I’m leery about going on it now, or at least until someone is found.” As for the investigation, the CPD received a tip about a man who may have been in the area around the time of Thorborg's death. The man was described as a white

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La Costa corridor residents brace for flood of developments By Caitlin Steinberg

ENCINITAS — Another 72-unit development has been announced for Northern Leucadia at the corner of La Costa and N Vulcan Avenues, prompting fierce opposition from residents fearful of upcoming developments’ impacts on outdated traffic infrastructure. The complex is one of five large developments slated to break ground in coming years in the corridor intersecting La Costa Avenue, the N Coast Highway and the 5 freeway. The location of Matteson’s Florist and home of the locally known “Jesus Christ is Lord” sign, the property was purchased by Wermers Properties, a San Diego based multi-family real estate developer. According to Wermers, the development will include a total of 72 for-lease apartment homes, 111 parking spaces, a game plaza, clubroom, gym, outdoor entertaining spaces and a pet spa spanning a total of 97,909 square feet at 1967 N. Vulcan Ave. Of the 72 units, 60 will be “market-rate” and 12 will be “low-income” residential units as per state requirements. The property has yet to be seen by the city’s Planning, Traffic and Safety Commissions or be issued Coastal Development and Design Review permits. It is still in its own community outreach and development phase, seeking input from local residents at a Citizen Participation Program (CPP) meeting on Nov. 20. Darcy Lyons, organizer of Leucadia Cares, a resident-run group concerned

WERMERS PROPERTIES intends to develop a 72-unit apartment complex at the corner of North Vulcan and La Costa Avenues. Blueprints were provided to residents by the City of Encinitas. Courtesy rendering

with the development, attended Wermers’ CPP meeting as well as an additional meeting on Nov. 16 between Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Councilmember Tony Kranz and over 60 concerned residents. Citizen-run groups such as Leucadia Cares and NOW Leucadia are fearful the region’s upcoming developments will overwhelm current traffic infrastructure. As is, La Costa Avenue is a two-lane road without sidewalks or adjacent parking. Residents fear a consistent influx of traffic will cause an unsafe environment for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. “We’re not opposed to properties being developed

more densely,” Lyons said. “This is about whether or not this can be done safely from a traffic standpoint.” According to the planning documents released by the City to Leucadia NOW, Wermers said the development requires a four-lane road for safe transportation, however the city of Encinitas has neither plans nor funding to widen La Costa Avenue. Kranz, representative for District 1, acknowledged the challenges facing his district and the city’s lack of ability to curtail developer projects. “Nobody in Encinitas is thrilled about the idea of additional development, largely because it seems that our infrastructure still

leaves a lot to be desired,” Kranz said. “We are not keeping up as a city with all the development that has taken place since incorporation, so the frustration is understandable.” According to Kranz, laws and regulations drafted by the state legislature remove local authority, hindering the City Council from managing and limiting projects beyond legal parameters. “The state isn’t concerned with the infrastructure needs Leucadia may have,” Kranz said. “They are much more dedicated to seeing the housing itself built.” State passed legislation such as SB-330, the Housing Crisis Act of 2019, prohibits

local agencies from disapproving, or conditioning approval of any development providing low or moderate-income housing provided the project remains up to zoning ordinances and general plan land use. “The reality is, the system has been somewhat rigged in a way that makes it very difficult for a city council to stop legal developments from happening,” Kranz said. “It’s difficult for people to get used to how hard it is to stop some of these projects and I’m right there with them.” During the Nov. 16 virtual meeting with Kranz and Blakespear, residents asked why the developer can’t be forced to pay for updates to infrastructure.

Kranz acknowledged residents’ frustrations, however he said there is an established legal precedence of what can be financially extracted from a developer in regards to traffic mitigation. Developers may only be responsible for infrastructure immediately adjacent to their properties. According to Kranz, while the 1967 Vulcan apartments aren’t enough to singularly overwhelm the La Costa corridor’s infrastructure, the cumulative impacts of all nearby developments may, committing him to coordinate traffic mitigation measures between individual developers’ future properties to benefit the corridor as a whole. For now, groups such as Leucadia Cares and Leucadia NOW have pledged to remain actively involved in all La Costa corridor CPP meetings in an attempt to relay residents’ infrastructure and construction concerns to developers. At Wermers’ CPP meeting on Nov. 20, over 60 residents expressed their frustrations ranging from the lack of appropriated parking spaces, adjacent infrastructure and public safety. “We started to see some really big red flags in developer’s plans and thought ‘we’ve got to get a group of neighbors together,’” Lyons said. “People want to fight this so we’re here to help.” Lyons recommends any residents to get involved by emailing leucadiacares@ or visiting NOW Leucadia. Wermers Properties did not respond to the Coast News’ request for comment.

Conceptual planning complete for Loma Alta Wetlands project By Samantha Nelson

OCEANSIDE — With more than $500,000 in combined state and federal funding and the conceptual restoration planning for the Loma Alta Wetlands Enhancement Project complete, the project is one step closer to coming to fruition. The Loma Alta Wet-

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provements to the wetland water quality, storm flow protection and wildlife habitat expansion. According to Project Manager Justin Gamble, the “Conceptual restoration planning is complete,” including a feasibility study and technical surveys needed to conduct preliminary engineering. Since 2019, the city has held three public workshops for residents to provide their input on the project’s conceptual design. “The community helped identify the restoration goals and directly played a part in selecting the conceptual design features,” Gamble said via email. “For example, in our January 2020 workshop, we used an interactive format where attendees worked in groups to identify project phases, preferred trail alignments and wetland restoration features.” The project still needs to complete its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA ) process as well as final engineering and obtaining required permits for construction. Recently, the city was notified of a $175,000 preliminary grant award from

CITY OFFICIALS are working to restore the Loma Alta Wetlands near Buccaneer Beach in South Oceanside, helping to preserve wildlife habitat of the snowy egret, above, and great blue heron, pictured on A1. File photo

the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Coastal Resiliency Fund. The award will fund the project’s final design, which will then make the project ready for construction.

Aside from the federal funds, the city has received $410,160 from a State Coastal Conservancy grant to fund the planning and design. “The City is actively

seeking opportunities and applying for additional State and Federal grants to fund the project’s construction,” Gamble said. “The construction timeline is entirely dependent on the City securing an implementation grant, as no City funds are currently dedicated to the project.” In January, Oceanside resident Shari Mackin told The Coast News she was concerned that the project would not include the Buccaneer Beach Park and the decommissioned La Salina Wastewater Treatment Plant property. Gamble explained that the wetlands’ enhancement “Is a standalone project.” “Other planned projects in the vicinity of the restoration site do not preclude its implementation,” Gamble told The Coast News. “However, staff are working cooperatively across projects (where feasible) to incorporate features that will benefit the overall area.” Gamble said an example would be the future connection of the wetlands trail system to the Coastal Rail Trail extension that is also in the design phase near Loma Alta Creek.

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Carlsbad readies affordable housing plan for state review By Dan Brendel

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad residents have until Dec. 14 to weigh in on a draft affordable housing plan, including sites for potential future rezoning, before city staff submit it to the state government for review. The plan, once finalized by next spring, would become part of the city’s General Plan and remain in effect through 2029. As required by state law, it aims “to provide the city with a coordinated and comprehensive strategy for promoting the production of safe, decent, and affordable housing,” according to the draft. It “identifies strategies and programs that focus on,” among other things, “conserving and improving existing affordable housing” and “removing governmental and other constraints to housing investment.” An advisory task force of city council appointed residents, together with city staff and a consultant, honed the draft plan through regular meetings since January. If the task force gives its blessing Dec. 14, staff will tender the plan to the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development, HCD, which implements state housing law, by month’s end. After negotiating

tweaks to HCD’s satisfaction, the plan will wind through the city planning commission and city council, seeking final approval

zoning. But other sites to meet lower-income targets would require rezoning, which the draft proposes to accomplish by 2024.

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no later than the statutory April deadline. Municipalities don’t build affordable housing themselves. But state law requires they take certain measures to make their land use regulatory environments more conducive for the private market to build housing affordable at lower incomes. In particular, municipalities must identify parcels with zoned residential densities the state considers high enough for builders sufficiently to spread costs and achieve economies of scale. For housing affordable at the lowest incomes, these densities generally would yield multifamily construction. The draft plan identifies enough sites to meet the city’s higher-income housing production targets without requiring any re-

“There will be action taken by the city to work with property owners, to work with local residents, to make final determination on sites for rezoning,” consultant Rick Rust told the task force at their Nov. 30 meeting. Parcels identified for potential multifamily housing include light industrial and commercial properties in the city’s eastern half; certain residential properties throughout the city; and certain publicly owned properties, especially 50 acres of city-owned parking lot around The Shoppes at Carlsbad, a mall. Whereas the city’s highest residential zoning designation currently allows density up to 30 units per acre, the draft plan proposes two new designations, allowing up to 35 and 40 units per acre, respectively. The draft envisions ap-

plying these only to some publicly-owned or industrial parcels. Though task force member Carl Streicher expressed concern the new zones could become more prevalent over time. “The concern is, once we pierce that veil … that we as a community may look for expanding” their use, he said. “It sounds great around The Shoppes at Carlsbad, but not down the street where some of us live.” Future rezoning would entail environmental and traffic studies, and also

must comport with the General Plan’s other chapters, including those pertaining to land use, open space and transportation. “There are checks and balances,” in that “these other [General Plan chapters] have to be taken into consideration,” task force chairwoman Carolyn Luna said. The draft proposes numerous other policies to spur affordable housing production, such as developing pre-approved plans to build accessory dwelling units (aka ADUs, or “granny flats”).

These could save interested homeowners the time and cost of developing their own architectural designs, Rust said. The plan would also expedite city approval processes for developers, in trade for their building extra affordable housing; require less parking, a major construction cost, especially for underground parking, under certain circumstances; and develop objective design standards for mixed-use and multi-family projects, mitigating the time and cost of subjective city review.




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The Escondido Public Library offers an Inclusive Virtual Art Club and a Meet the Author event Dec. 4. During Children’s Storytime at 2 p.m. Dec. 4, children of all ages and abilities can enjoy stories and create art from favorite picture books. Pick up craft kits at the Youth Services Desk at 239 S Kalmia St., Escondido, while supplies last. The Virtual Author Chat Series presents Jacquelyn Middleton from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Dec. 4. Register at GIFT OF THE MENORAH

Gift or get a menorah from Chabad Jewish Center Oceanside/Vista. For more information, call (760) 806-7765. WHEN CHRISTMAS IS SAD

The annual Blue Christmas Service of Remembrance at the Village Church will be held online at 9 a.m. Dec. 4 by the Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe. This service is for everyone grieving the loss of loved ones. The service will offer words of encouragement, beautiful music and the reading of the names of those who have passed on. For more information, contact Pastor Farley at

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Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club presents Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local artists and craftspeople.; Dec. 5, Studio Jules with local jewelry and Kokedama, Bonkei Zen Garden, Bonsai, and Air Plants. Dec. 12 will offer Marsha Rafter Mosaics from sculptural succulents to wall murals, and Old Cool Now Lamps. All trunk shows are at its Bloom Again resale shop, 17025 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, with 20 percent of proceeds benefiting the Garden Club’s grant program. For more information, call (760 ENCINITAS BAZAAR

Shop the Encinitas Holiday Bazaar noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Pacific Station Breezeway, 687 S. Coast Highway 101, behind Bier Garden. Get your Christmas shopping done early and shop local businesses while enjoying live music. VISTA LIGHTS UP

A new, free drive-thru event, “Jingle Terrace Park,” will feature holiday-themed light displays along the driving loop in Brengle Terrace Park 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. nightly from Dec. 5 to Dec. 28. Make it a must-see spot on TURN TO CALENDAR ON A14

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ESCONDIDO — The Sierra Club in North County recently launched a new Stop Harvest Hills campaign alongside a number of community and environmental organizations that also oppose the project. The campaign includes a new video urging the halt of the development. “We are ready to re-ignite the fight to halt sprawl development in Escondido and to Stop Harvest Hills,” said Laura Hunter, Chair of the Conservation Committee of the Sierra Club North County Group. “Defeat of the Harvest Hills development proposal is a top priority for San Diego Sierra Club

members and their allies.” The proposal is a highend sprawl development that proposes developing 550 luxury homes on 1,100 acres of land in the San Pasqual Valley on county property near the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The city would need to annex the land into the municipality’s boundaries as part of the approval. Proposed by Concordia Homes, the development has been in the planning process for six years and was formerly known as Safari Highlands Ranch before being rebranded as Harvest Hills. Critics of Harvest Hills say it will endanger wildlife

habitats, increase wildfire risk and have negative effects on transit and climate change. Proponents of the agri-neighborhood project say that it supports sustainability by being the city’s first-ever carbon neutral, net-zero energy housing community. The video features several speakers, including San Pasqual Valley Preservation Alliance member Scott Graves, Escondido resident Linda Stanwood, Youth Climate Activist and Escondido resident Aisha Wallace-Palomares, Tribal Councilmember of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians Dave Toler and former

Escondido Union School Board member George McClure. “Large-scale fires are becoming more frequent and more devastating … the addition of several hundred cars evacuating on narrow winding roads will delay our evacuation times and result in homeowners getting trapped,” Graves said in the video. More than two dozen community and environmental organizations have already shown support for the Sierra Club in opposing the project and have joined in organizing against it. “Sierra Club opposes Harvest Hills for a number of reasons, not the least of

which is that this new development will decimate hundreds of acres of critical wildlife habitat and pristine open space to build 550 “estate homes” in a ‘Very High Danger’ fire zone, exacerbating potential evacuation efforts of area residents to a dangerous level, and draining funding from the urban core,” stated Sierra Club San Diego Chapter Conservation Chair George Courser. The Escondido City Council is expected to vote on the Harvest Hills development in the coming months. Representatives for Harvest Hills could not be reached for comment.

Legendary Knob Hill Christmas display won’t light up this year By Tigist Layne

SAN MARCOS — For more than 30 years, the holiday light extravaganza known as “Christmas on Knob Hill” has attracted tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country, but the iconic display in San Marcos will not light up this year because of COVID-19 concerns. Bill Gilfillen, an 82-year-old retired Navy flight engineer, and his family have hosted Christmas on Knob Hill for 33 years at their home at 1639 Knob Hill Road. From Thanksgiving Eve to Dec. 30, passersby would gather to see more than 100,000 holiday lights cover the Gilfillen residence, along with displays of Santas, reindeer, snowmen, sleighs, Disney characters, giant candy canes and more. The display would typically take about 2 to 3 months to set up, according to the family, but it is completely powered by solar energy. In previous years, Gilfillen would walk outside to greet the visitors, many of whom came from beyond San Marcos and California. Visitors also enjoyed a visit from Santa every night for about a week before Christmas. This year, the Gilfillen home shows no signs of Christmas lights or decorations. The family issued a statement, which is also

written on a white board outside of their home: “To all our friends who visit Christmas on Knob Hill: For the first time in over 30 years, due to the virus and our concern for our families’ and friends’ well-being, we will not have a display this year. But we promise 2021 will be bigger and brighter.” Claudia, a San Marcos resident who was passing by the home and stopped to read the sign, told The Coast News that this will be the first year her kids won’t be able to visit Christmas on Knob Hill. “I have two little girls, they’re 6 and 8 years old, both born in San Marcos,” Claudia said. “My husband and I have been coming to this house during the holidays since before they were born. It’s really strange seeing it like this, but, at the same time, I get it. They have to protect their family.” She added that she never thought she and her family would have to give up some of their beloved holiday traditions, which can be a hard pill to swallow. As San Diego County, along with the rest of the nation, continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, many families like the Gilfillens are having to face the reality that even the holidays and sacred family traditions may not be the same for a while.

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REGION — Be A Santa to a Senior is back with new options for community participation. With North County San Diego seniors more isolated than ever because of concerns due to the virus, Home Instead will collect gifts for area seniors through both online shopping through Amazon and at trees in local businesses and retailers. Be a Santa to a Senior relies on the support of the North County San Diego community and volunteers, as well as area businesses, nonprofit organizations, and retailers.

You can visit and enter their zip code to view Wish Lists for local seniors on Amazon Business through Dec. 13. A personalized greeting can be included with the gift which will be shipped directly to the senior. For more information about the program, visit or call Bonnie Tate at 760-6396472. Since the program’s creation in 2003, Be a Santa to a Senior has provided approximately 2.1 million gifts and with the help of more than 75,000 volunteers.

THE VISTA City Council approved new fees for filing and processing applications for renewals, transfers, relocation, relocation and modification, and appeals during its Nov. 10 meeting. Photo by Steve Puterski

Vista OKs new marijuana fee structure By Steve Puterski

VISTA — The city is tackling medicinal marijuana fees again as it ramps up its processes to regulate and foster the industry. During its Nov. 10 meeting, the City Council approved several new fees for filing and processing applications for renewals, transfers, relocation, relocation and modification, and appeals, according to Aly Zimmerman, assistant city manager. Zimmerman said the new fee structure is as follows: $329 for renewals of medical or enterprise; $662 for a transfer; $269 for change in management; $2,330 for both the relocation and relocation and modifications of a facility; and $500 for an appeal. “It seems like we’re always coming back with fees, but part of that is because it’s a brand-new industry for the city,” she said. “We do need to recover the cost to implement new requests.” Measure Z was approved in 2018 and allows up to 11 medicinal dispensaries in the city. In 2019, the City Council

approved marijuana enterprise businesses such as testing, manufacturing and distribution as well as delivery services for the dispensaries. One resident said she worried about the businesses being able to hide

They are paying taxes and abiding by the law.” Councilman Joe Green Vista City Council

owners through their business formation structure. However, Zimmerman said the city, and state, fully vets each application, which is why the city approved the new fees. She said the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, along with city staff doing its own independent research, investigates those business structures. Zimmerman said the city will not issue a li-

cense unless a business already has a state license. “There’s been a lot of dedication to cannabis and implementation of Measure Z,” said Councilwoman Corinna Contreras. “It’s been very smooth and at a point where we’ve done a good job of implementing and recovering the cost with staff.” Since Measure Z has passed, the city has also approved other fees related to the industry, such as a Measure Z application ($9,368), an enterprise license ($4,318), delivery ($978) and retail expansion ($390). According to the staff report, city fee rates are established by multiplying the estimated time spent by the average hourly rate for the position or positions conducting the review. In some cases, the hourly rate for multiple positions within a department or division are averaged to create the “average hourly rate.” “They are paying taxes and abiding by the law,” said Councilman Joe Green. “These fees before us … are extremely reasonable.”


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San Diego Humane Society is here for you and your pet When it comes to providing adoption services, emergency rescue operations, veterinary services and even free pet food during these trying times, San Diego Humane Society is here for San Diegans regardless of where they live. Called SDHS for short, the humane society is an open admission animal shelter that services all of San Diego County’s cities. “We really want people to know we are here to help them throughout the county,” said Gary Weitzman, president and chief executive officer. SDHS has five campuses in El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona and San Diego and accepts all sorts of animals, including livestock and wild animals. The shelter’s humane officers pick up strays found along beaches, parks and

other parts of communities, and they enforce and investigate animal cruelty and neglect laws. SDHS also tries to help pet owners keep their pets during hard times. When someone comes in to relinquish a pet, the shelter tries to provide alternative options for the owner so that they may keep the animal, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I couldn’t have gotten through the last nine months as well as I have without my dog,” Weitzman said. The shelter has also been operating outdoors, so residents can still adopt. To further help pet owners, SDHS has been providing free pet food at all of its campuses. The shelter recently provided its 1.5 millionth free pet meal. The shelter even has a



your holiday list. VERY VILLAGE CHRISTMAS

Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season outdoors at the Very Village Christmas from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Village Church at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Enjoy cookies, cocoa and coffee, with carols and jingle bell pop songs by the Village Church Choir and band. Make Christmas crafts to take home. WILD HOLIDAYS

Wild Holidays begin at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, supported by California Coast Credit Union with safe, festive fun for the entire family, with a DJ for music, Safari Base Camp Light Show and more, from 4 p.m. to 8 pm. Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, Dec. 19 to Dec. 23, Dec. 26 to Dec. 31and Jan.1, 2021. Visit WildHolidays. VOICE BEHIND THE BOOK

Carlsbad City Library will host a free virtual program 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 5, “Virtual Author Talk - Audiobook Authors & Narrators” with authors Gregg Hurwitz, Caroline Leavitt and Nicole Meier and their respective audiobook narrators: Scott Brick, Julia Whelan and Teri Schnaubelt in a panel discussion and Q&A. Presented on Zoom, free registration at https:// /webinar/95474441296. HOLIDAY CRAFT SALE

The Encinitas Historical Society, at the 1883 Schoolhouse, 390 West F St., is hosting a sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Stop by the grounds of the museum and find a treasure for the holidays. Enter via the Pacific View 4th Street gate. Lots of parking. Call the school-

wildlife campus in Ramona are cared for. SDHS is the where animals like bears, only licensed center to take skunks, bobcats and coyotes care of those bigger, preda-

tory animals. “We feel like it’s a really important part of our mission,” Weitzman said about the wildlife center. “We want to be there for all animals.” Recently, SDHS assisted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, when 12 spiny lobsters that were illegally caught were found in an impounded car in El Cajon. A humane officer released them back into the ocean near the Ocean Beach Pier. San Diego Humane Society is also highly committed to providing veterinary medicinal services. In 2018, SDHS opened the Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine, the first of its kind in California. Now the shelter is expanding its veterinary services to help even more people keep their animal

companions. A new community veterinary service will offer a mobile component that will travel to various parts of the county, providing vouchers to residents while partnering with area veterinarians to help those who can’t afford to go through private veterinary practices. So regardless of which city you live in, San Diego Humane Society is here for you and your animals. “We need them,” Weitzman said. “We really need that unconditional love and simplicity of having an animal companion.” Residents can also help SDHS this December, which is an especially important fundraising time so that the nonprofit can care for nearly 50,000 animals in the coming year. To learn more about how you can help, visit

house at (760) 942-9066 for more information or to ask about a space to sell your own art or crafts.

stimulate our brain” with Mina Nilchian, Dementia Care Consultant. Contact Carol at

401 Mission Ave., Oceanside. For more information, call (760) 806-7765 or e-mail

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and families can attend the Rancho Santa Fe Village Church online version of “Breakfast in Bethlehem.” Starting at 9 a.m., log onto where senior pastor Rev. Dr. Jack Baca will read the Christmas story, as children join in the fun by following along with several items from a Breakfast in Bethlehem swag bag. Filled with a sheep, crown, halo and even a flashlight to find the Baby Jesus, parents can request a bag from Kjersti Atkins, director of Children’s Ministries at: Bags will be delivered or mailed to your home.


To provide neighbors in need with coats, hats and more during the cold season, The Shoppes at Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, has partnered with Volunteers of America

SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY tries to help pet owners keep their pets during hard times. Courtesy photo

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside for its winter break camp. Lunch and snack provided each day. For registration information, call (760) 433-8920 or visit the Townsite Clubhouse at 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. Camp

boutique will run through Dec. 8. Casa De Amparo will be partnering with local businesses to create an online marketplace where Casa de Amparo supporters can shop and buy gifts to support youth of Casa de Amparo. Proceeds will go directly back to supporting Casa Kids. For more information, e-mail

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Vista Village and Plaza Paseo Real, in Carlsbad have partnered with to offer shoppers a way to capture photos with Santa from home. Participants take a photo at home against a white backdrop, upload the digital photo to https://, then select their digital photo package. Vista offers a $5 discount on Santa photo packages using coupon code: SANTAVV at checkout. Plaza Paseo Real is also offering the $5 discount usTHE SHOPPES AT CARLSBAD will be collecting new and gen- ing coupon code: SANTAPtly used coats through Dec. 11. Donation bins will be located PR at checkout. For details, throughout the mall. Courtesy photo visit with a “Warm for Winter” hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Coat Drive. The mall will be Club will close at 3 p.m. on 
SEASONAL SIP AND SAVOR collecting new and gently Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Camp The Del Mar Village used coats through Dec. 11. dates are Dec. 21 to Dec. 24 Association (DMVA) inShoppers can donate coats, for $100; Dec. 28 to Dec. 31 vites you to sip and savor gloves, hats, scarves and for $100 and Jan. 4 to Jan. 8 and give back to help supany other warm clothing at for $125. port local businesses with donation bins throughout Viewpoint Brewing Co. The Shoppes during regu- A TASTE OF ITALIAN Tickets at lar mall hours. Mall owners Register now at icc-sd. holiday-with-a-view-tickBrookfield Properties will org for the Italian Cultur- ets-126848522345 include collect the donations and al Center's Italian classes a five-course meal, beer provide them to Volunteers with levels from beginning and wine pairings. Menu at of America for distribution Italian for Travelers to Ad- https://viewpointbrewing. throughout the community. vanced Conversation and com/. A donation to DMVA Italian Regions. For the will continue the work supwinter quarter, all classes porting Del Mar Village’s begin the first week of Jan- businesses. uary and will again be held PARKINSON’S SUPPORT The Parkinson’s Sup- online. port Group hosts free MENORAH LIGHTING monthly meetings for peoThe Chabad Jewish ple with Parkinson’s and Center Oceanside/Vista will their care partners on Zoom CASA BOUTIQUE Shop the Casa Com- host an Outdoor Menorah the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 will munity Boutique and also Lighting at 6 p.m. Dec. 10, be “Things we can do to support local business. The at the Regal Cinema Plaza,

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Send a Singing Holiday Gram from the San Diego Chorus this year. The group offers three seasonal Christmas or Hanukkah four-part harmony a cappella songs, one for $59 and three for $149. For more information, visit TOAST TO CHARITY

The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF) is excited to announce a virtual at-home charcuterie and wine tasting event via Zoom from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. The event will include an optional bottle of red or white wine and a charcuterie board supplied by Bread and Cheese Catering for a $25 contribution for non-CCF members. The charcuterie board and wine can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Carlsbad Windmill. RSVP is required by Dec. 9 and the Zoom virtual event link will be sent out closer to the event date. For more information, contact Lauren Hough at

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Legoland California Resort Park is not open, but the park’s winter holiday retail and dining celebration Dec. 11 through Dec. 13, Dec. 18 through Dec. 31, and Jan. 1 through Jan. 10, offers shimmering lights, live entertainment, the LEGO Christmas tree and festive decor in a special outdoor experience. guests to purchase tickets online at advance to reserve access beginning at $14.99.

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Saddleback Church San Diego will host a free Christmas Festival Drive Thru, featuring a mountain of snow your family can slide down from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12, in the parking lot of Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego. Other activities include arts and crafts, games, a wrapped toy gift for each child and a visit from the Grinch. COVID-19 healthy and safety protocols will be followed, including one family at a time in the snow area. For more information, visit FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE

A food and clothing drive for downtown San Diego homeless will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 12 at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe. The church will collect canned food, pasta and cereal, along with used clothing for men and women and new undergarments for men sizes 30-36 and for new men’s sneakers in sizes 9-12. For more information, contact NealP@villagechurch. org or (858) 756-2441, ext. 104.

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omeone said “pickle” and Alex Hamner’s response was predictable. “Hey, I like pickles,” she said. Um, not the one you plop on your sandwich. This one is about a sport that Hamner has nailed since embracing it. Hamner, of Carlsbad, has been selected to the Pickleball Hall of Fame. But when the selection committee reached out, she nearly didn’t answer because her cellphone revealed an unfamiliar number. “Is this one of those prank calls?” she said. “Should I block it?” Instead, the conversation wasn’t about a pitch for a product. It revolved around her considerable accomplishments that piqued the hall’s interest and congratulating her for being part of the 2020 class. “It’s such an honor,” Hamner said. “To actually be inducted is pretty special.” That’s true of Hamner’s pickleball skills, a sport she embraced about 11 years ago. After playing tennis

and field hockey at Oceanside High and lacrosse at Long Beach State, Hamner grabbed a paddle, and since has never appeared to be swimming upstream. “It’s just so much fun and the camaraderie among the players, well, it makes you want more,” Hamner, 57, said. “Plus, it’s a great form of exercise, although it doesn’t look like the players are getting exercise. If you play for 20-30 minutes you wonder, ‘Why am I sweating so much?’ ” Those really perspiring are her rivals on the net’s other side. Facing Hamner’s all-court game and give-noquarter attitude isn’t something opponents relish with their pickleball. “She is, of course, a great player,” said Jennifer Lucore, Hamner’s Hall of Fame partner from Oceanside and the one who introduced her to pickleball after they spent years playing tennis at Oceanside’s El Camino Country Club. Hamner’s resume is smashing and it illustrates her mettle. She’s won 21 gold medals at the USAPA Nationals, U.S. Open Pickleball championships and the Tournament of Champions. Add all that up and it’s clear why this accountant by trade is keen with more than numbers. “My tennis background does help but there are a lot of differences in pick-

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ALEX HAMNER holds a plaque signifying her induction into the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Photo by Michael Hamner

leball,” Hamner said. “It doesn’t seem like it at first, but the nuances start kicking in and it’s almost a lot like chess. You are always looking to create an opening to get the ball between your opponents or around them.” There’s no avoiding recognizing the surge of popularity pickleball is enjoying. By being played on smaller courts, in comparison to tennis, competitors don’t have to cover as much ground. To those with aching joints and ligaments, it’s been a revelation. “You hear that from a lot of aging athletes who have sore shoulders and knees, which means tennis doesn’t work out as well,” Hamner said. “Pickleball is

REGION — San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham has sued a Midway District strip club where he was stabbed in October. Pham, 32, was stabbed around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 11 outside Pacers Showgirls International by an unknown person or persons who took part in a fight that broke out in the club’s parking lot. According to the lawsuit filed Nov. 24 in San Diego Superior Court, the fight outside Pacers left Pham “trapped” inside the club. The suit alleges the club’s private security “escalated the risk” to Pham “by participating in the fight and antagonizing” the fight participants. Pham later tried to leave the club, and while walking toward the valet stand to get his car, he was attacked by someone who stabbed the major leaguer “without any provocation,” the complaint states. A statement released by the Padres shortly after the incident described Pham’s injury as a non-life-threatening slash wound to his lower back, while the lawsuit alleges he suffered “catastrophic injuries, which have and will

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continue to cause him significant economic damage, including but not limited to his earning capacity as an elite professional baseball player.” Police have not announced any arrests in connection with the stabbing. A hearing in the case is currently slated for June 25, according to court records.


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a sport you can play for a lot longer. You’d be surprised how many 80- and 90-yearold players are tearing up in pickleball and it’s great to see.” Same goes for Hamner, who’s also among pickleball’s most active ambassadors, getting her due. After being passed over last year as a finalist, Hamner deserves her spot in the PIckleball Hall of Fame. No matter how you slice it.

REGION — San Diego’s Professional Golf Association Tour event, the Farmers Insurance Open, will be held Jan. 25-31 at Torrey Pines Golf Course, but spectators will not be permitted due to the coronavirus pandemic, event organizers announced Nov. 30. “We recognize that COVID-19 requires dramatic modifications to the operations of our annual event,” said Marty Gorsich, CEO of the Century Club of San Diego, the nonprofit organization that operates the event. “We have been working closely with the PGA TOUR as well as the county and City of San Diego in our planning,” he said. “The safety and well-being of everyone affiliated with the Farmers Insurance Open and our community remains our top priority. While we will certainly miss the energy our fans bring to Torrey, we remain focused on delivering a PGA TOUR competition that showcases the best players in the game set against the backdrop of one of the most storied courses in the world.” The tournament, part of the PGA Tour’s “West

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CITY OF ENCINITAS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: (760) 633-2710 | Email: | Web: City Hall Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday 7:30 AM TO 4:30 PM NOTICE OF PENDING ACTION ON ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION AND COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT PROJECT NAME: Johnson Residence; CASE NUMBER: CDP-003673-2020; FILING DATE: March 18, 2020; APPLICANT: James Sneed; LOCATION: 1284 Summit Avenue (APN 260-053-03-00); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Request for a Coastal Development Permit to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and construct a new two-story single-family dwelling with an accessory dwelling unit. A temporary construction trailer will reside on the lot during construction.; ZONING/OVERLAY: The project site is located in the Residential 11 (R-11) Zone, the Coastal Zone, and the Cultural/Natural Resources Overlay Zone.; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301(l)(1), which exempts the demolition of a single-family home, and Section 15303(a), which exempts new construction of a single-family home in an urbanized area.; STAFF CONTACT: Daniela Trujillo Rodriguez, Assistant Planner: (760) 633-2697 or PRIOR TO 5:30 PM ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2020 ANY INTERESTED PERSON MAY REVIEW THE APPLICATION AND PRESENT TESTIMONY, ORALLY OR IN WRITING, TO THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT. WRITTEN TESTIMONY IS PREFERRED IN ORDER TO HAVE A RECORD OF THE COMMENTS RECEIVED. If additional information is not required, the Development Services Department will render a determination on the application, pursuant to Section 2.28.090 of the City of Encinitas Municipal Code, after the close of the review period. An Appeal of the Department’s determination accompanied by the appropriate filing fee may be filed within 15-calendar days from the date of the determination. Appeals will be considered by the City Council pursuant to Chapter 1.12 of the Municipal Code. Any filing of an appeal will suspend this action as well as any processing of permits in reliance thereon in accordance with Encinitas Municipal Code Section 1.12.020(D)(1) until such time as an action is taken on the appeal. The above item is located within the Coastal Zone and requires the issuance of a regular Coastal Development Permit. The action of the Development Services Director may not be appealed to the California Coastal Commission. Under California Government Code Sec. 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised regarding the matter described in this notice or written correspondence delivered to the City at or prior to the date and time of the determination. 12/04/2020 CN 24997

CITY OF ENCINITAS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE CITY COUNCIL PLACE OF MEETING: Council Chambers, Civic Center 505 S. Vulcan Avenue Encinitas, CA 92024 THE ABOVE-MENTIONED AGENCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC ENTITY AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, ETHNIC ORIGIN, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, VETERANS STATUS OR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICE. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT/SECTION 504 REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973, IF YOU NEED SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE MEETINGS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERK AT (760) 633-2601 AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. PURSUANT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND AMENDED COUNTY HEALTH ORDERS, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY. PUBLIC COMMENT PRIOR TO THE MEETING: to submit a comment in writing, email and include the agenda item number and/or title of the item in the subject line. If the comment is not related to an agenda item, indicate oral communication in the subject line. All e-mail comments received by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be emailed to the city council members and made a part of the official record. Please note, e-mail comments received prior to the meeting will no longer be read at the meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE MEETING (INCLUDING ORAL COMMUNICATIONS, AND COMMENTS RELATED TO CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS AND ACTION ITEMS): to provide public comment during the meeting, you must register by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting to join the council meeting webinar. You do not need to register to watch but must register if you wish to speak. Members of the public will not be shown on video; they will be able to watch and listen, and to speak when called upon. Each speaker is allowed three (3) minutes to address the City Council. Please be aware that the mayor has the authority to reduce equally each speaker’s time to accommodate a larger number of speakers. All comments are subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments at the meeting. Speakers are asked to be respectful and courteous. Please address your comments to the City Council as a whole and avoid personal attacks against members of the public, elected officials, and city staff. To register to speak at this meeting, go to the Agenda for this meeting found on the City’s website at: It is hereby given that the City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., to discuss the following item of the City of Encinitas: CASE NUMBER: PLCY-003938-2020 (Group Home Permits); APPLICANT: City of Encinitas; LOCATION: Citywide; DESCRIPTION: To consider adoption of a $250 fee plus cost of postage for Group Home Permits. If adopted, the fee will become effective thirty (30) days after the date of adoption of the Resolution imposing the fee. The fees for Group Home Permits do not exceed the reasonable cost of providing the services for which the fees are charged. The required data which details the amount of cost to provide services for which the fee is set and the revenue sources anticipated to provide the service will be available 10 days prior to the public hearing pursuant to a request made of the City Clerk’s Department by email For further information, please contact Jennifer Gates, Principal Planner, at or contact the Development Services Department at 760633-2710, or by mail at 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. Under California Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only the issues you or someone else raised regarding the matter described in this notice or written correspondence delivered to the City at or before the time and date of the determination. 12/04/2020 CN 24996

TS No.: CA-20-886060-NJ Order NOTICE OF No.: 8766331 DEFAULT “AND FORECLOSURE SALE” WHEREAS, on 4/16/2004, a certain Deed of Trust was executed by JEANNE A. ZELTNER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as trustor(s), in favor of WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, as beneficiary, and was recorded on 4/22/2004, Instrument No. 2004-0350272 in the Office of the County Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, CA; and WHEREAS, the Deed of Trust was insured by the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (the Secretary) pursuant to the National Housing Act for the

purpose of providing single family housing; and WHEREAS, the Deed of Trust is now owned by the Secretary, pursuant to an Assignment recorded on 7/18/2013 as Instrument Number 2013-0448535 in Book XX, Page XX of SAN DIEGO County, CA; and WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Deed of Trust in that: THE PROPERTY CEASED TO BE THE PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE OF THE BORROWER(S) FOR A REASON OTHER THAN DEATH AND THE PROPERTY IS NOT THE PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE OF AT LEAST ONE OTHER BORROWER AND, AS A RESULT, ALL SUMS DUE UNDER THE NOTE HAVE BECOME DUE

AND PAYABLE. This default can be resolved if at least one borrower takes possession of the property as his or her principal residence. In order to cure the default in this manner you must contact Quality, whose contact information is set forth herein. WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Mortgage to be immediately due and payable and sufficient payment has not been made as of the date of this notice; and WHEREAS, the total amount due as of 10/27/2020 is $361,022.41. NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers vested in Quality Loan Service Corp. by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure

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IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT/SECTION 504 REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 AND TITLE VI, THIS AGENCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC ENTITY AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, ETHNIC ORIGIN, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, VETERANS STATUS OR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICE. IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (760) 633-2710 AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. PURSUANT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND AMENDED COUNTY HEALTH ORDERS, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY. PUBLIC COMMENT PRIOR TO THE MEETING: to submit a comment in writing, email and include the agenda item number and/or title of the item in the subject line. If the comment is not related to an agenda item, indicate oral communication in the subject line. All e-mail comments received by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be emailed to the Planning Commission members and made a part of the official record. Please note, e-mail comments received prior to the meeting will no longer be read at the meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE MEETING (INCLUDING ORAL COMMUNICATIONS, AND COMMENTS RELATED TO CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS AND ACTION ITEMS): to provide public comment during the meeting, you must register by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting to join the Planning Commission meeting webinar. You do not need to register to watch but must register if you wish to speak. Members of the public will not be shown on video; they will be able to watch and listen, and to speak when called upon. Each speaker is allowed three (3) minutes to address the Planning Commission. Please be aware that the Chairman of the Planning Commission has the authority to reduce equally each speaker’s time to accommodate a larger number of speakers. All comments are subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments at the meeting. Speakers are asked to be respectful and courteous. Please address your comments to the Planning Commission as a whole and avoid personal attacks against members of the public, Commissioners, and city staff. To register to speak at this meeting, go to the Agenda for this meeting found on the City’s website at: A link will be provided at the time of agenda posting for registering to speak. It is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, the 17th day of December, 2020, at 6 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, by the Encinitas Planning Commission to discuss the following hearing item of the City of Encinitas: PROJECT NAME: Fox Point Farms; CASE NUMBERS: MULTI-003524-2019, SUB-003526-2019, DR-003528-2019 & CDP-003529-2019; FILING DATE: December 17, 2019; APPLICANT: Nolen Communities, Brian Grover; LOCATION: 1150 Quail Gardens Drive (APN: 254-612-12); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Public hearing to consider a Tentative Parcel Map, Density Bonus, Design Review Permit and Coastal Development Permit to allow for the demolition of an existing single-family home and greenhouse structures and to subdivide the existing lot into four lots, construct a 250-unit residential development (53 units on Lot 4 and three units on Lot 1 as well as the Recreation Center in a condominium form of ownership) with for sale and for rent products (208 market-rate and 42 very-low affordable units), a farm stand market, farm to table restaurant with on-site alcohol service as an accessory use, agricultural uses, agricultural structures, accessory structures, community recreation center and event venue/space, signage, grading and landscaping improvements and the use of three temporary construction trailers. ZONING/ OVERLAY: A portion of the project site is located within the Encinitas Ranch Specific Plan (ERSP) R30 Overlay Zone and the remaining portion within the ERSP Agricultural zone and within the Coastal Zone and Cultural Overlay Zone.; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a 45-day public review and comment period was established from August 28, 2020 to October 12, 2020 for a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the proposed project, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15087. Responses to public comments on the Draft EIR have been prepared and will be included in the Final EIR, which will be available for viewing at the Encinitas Development Services Department, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 prior to the hearing. STAFF CONTACT: Anna Colamussi, Principal Planner: (760) 633-2724 or An appeal of the Planning Commission determination, accompanied by the appropriate filing fee, may be filed by 5 p.m. on the 10th calendar day following the date of the Commission’s determination. Appeals will be considered by the City Council pursuant to Chapter 1.12 of the Municipal Code. Any filing of an appeal will suspend this action as well as any processing of permits in reliance thereon in accordance with Encinitas Municipal Code Section 1.12.020(D)(1) until such time as an action is taken on the appeal. The above item is located within the Coastal Zone and requires issuance of a regular Coastal Development Permit. The action of the Planning Commission or City Council on an appeal may not be appealed to the California Coastal Commission. Under California Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only the issues you or someone else raised regarding the matter described in this notice or written correspondence delivered to the City at or before the time and date of the determination. For further information, or to review the application prior to the hearing, please contact staff or contact the Development Services Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 at (760) 633-2710 or by email at planning@ 12/04/2020 CN 24998 Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR Part 27 subpart B, and by the Secretary’s designation of Quality Loan Service Corp as Foreclosure Commissioner as indicated on the attached Foreclosure Commissioner Designation, notice is hereby given that on 12/16/2020 at 10:00 AM local time, all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described premises will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: Commonly known as: 3503 TURQUOISE LN, OCEANSIDE, CA 92056 Located in: City of OCEANSIDE , County of SAN DIEGO, CA More particularly described as: PARCEL A: LOT 24 OF EMERALD LAKE HOMES, IN THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 11029, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, AUGUST 27, 1984. PARCEL B: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT ON AND OVER THE COMMON AREA”, AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS

AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED FEBRUARY 27, 1986 AS FILE NO. 86-078027 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS AND ANY ANNEXATIONS THERETO, FOR ACCESS, USE, OCCUPANCY, COMMON ENJOYMENT, COMMON INGRESS AND EGRESS THE AMENITIES LOCATED THEREON AND SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED FEBRUARY 27, 1986 AS FILE NO. 86-078027 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. THIS EASEMENT IS APPURTENANT TO PARCEL ABOVE DESCRIBED. The sale will be held At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by the statue, located at 250 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020 The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $365,470.56 There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his pro rata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bids, all bidders except the

Secretary must submit a deposit totaling approximately $36,547.05 in the form of certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. A deposit need not accompany an oral bid. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of $36,547.05 must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price

must be delivered within 30 days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the highest bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay

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all conveyancing fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery date of the remainder of the payment and and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant the winning bidder an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for 15-day increments for a fee of $500.00, paid in advance. The extension fee shall be paid in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of HUD. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit or, at the election of the foreclosure commissioner after consultation with the HUD representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The Commissioner may, at the discretion of the HUD representative, offer the property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the trustor(s) or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein. HUD does not guarantee that the property will be vacant. The scheduled foreclosure sale shall be cancelled or adjourned if it is established, by documented written application of the mortgagor to the Foreclosure Commissioner not less than 3 days before the date of sale, or otherwise, that the default or defaults upon which the foreclosure is based did not exist at the time of service of this notice of default and foreclosure sale, or all amounts due under the mortgage agreement are tendered to the Foreclosure Commissioner, in the form of a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Secretary of HUD, before public auction of the property is completed. To obtain a pre-sale reinstatement all defaults must be cured prior to the scheduled sale, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s

attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-ofpocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. To obtain information regarding reinstating the loan by paying the sums that are delinquent you should contact the Foreclosure Commissioner, Quality Loan Service Corp., at the address or phone number listed below. Tender of payment by certified or cashier’s check or application for cancellation of the foreclosure sale shall be submitted to the address of the Foreclosure Commissioner provided below. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: Foreclosure Commissioner Tianah Schrock, Assistant Secretary on behalf of Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108 (866) 645-7711 Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 (866) 645-7711 For Sale Information: Sales Line: 916-939-0772 Website: TS No.: CA-20-886060-NJ A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. State of: California) County of: San Diego) On 10/29/2020 before me, Katherine A. Davis a notary public, personally appeared Tianah Schrock, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/ she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/ her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WITNESS my hand and official seal. Signature Katherine A. Davis Commission No. 2269219 NOTARY PUBLIC - California San Diego County My Comm. Expires 12/29/2022 IDSPub #0172754 11/20/2020 11/27/2020 12/4/2020 CN 24956

The Online Auction will be held Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Location of Online Auction: www.storagetreasures. com. Storage address: 2405 Cougar Drive Carlsbad, CA 92010. Terms are CASH ONLY! West Coast Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel the auction. The following units may include, but not limited to electronic items, furniture, & household items, unless otherwise stated.

date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this. Attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: Nov 19, 2020 Sim Von Kalinowski Judge of the Superior Court. 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24987

is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jennifer E. Dean Shoup Legal, A Professional Law Corporation 39755 Date St., Ste 203 Murrieta, CA 92563 Telephone: 951.445.4114 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24973

or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Rich Gaines, Esq. 5900 La Place Ct., Ste 105 Carlsbad CA 92008 Telephone: 760.931.9923 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24961

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secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www., en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte. o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 725 Court St. Martinez CA 94553 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Daniel A. Muller CSB# 169935 Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Fanucci, 630 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Ste 100 Danville CA 94526 Telephone: 925.837.0585, 925.838.5985 Date: (Fecha), Jan 10, 2020 Clerk by: (Secretario) S. Gonzalez, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual. 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24957

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale at public auction for enforcement of storage lien.

Name TaLoria Clemon Todd Gray Tejon Randall Bethany Harding David Impson Managers Special

12/04/2020, 12/11/2020 CN 24989 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2020-00042292-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Iuliia Fedorenko filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Iuliia Fedorenko change to proposed name: Julia Roth. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: On Jan. 05, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 23 of the Superior Court of California, 325 S Melrose Dr., Vista CA 92081, North County Regional Division. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE ABOVE DATE; ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC FORM #NC-120) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pursuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions. A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing

creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Linda

Elaine Swinland aka Linda E. Swinland. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Micki Everett, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Micki Everett, be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Feb. 18, 2021; Time: 1:30 PM; in Dept.: 503; Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Central Courthouse, Probate. Effective November 2, 2020: Appearances must be made by video conferencing, using the free Microsoft Teams application (“MS Teams”) or by calling the department’s teleconference phone number. Please plan to check in 30-minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time. The department’s MS Teams link, teleconference phone number and additional instructions can be found at www.sdcourt. No personal appearances are allowed until further notice. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RAFFAELA M. TESTOLIN; aka ELLA M. TESTOLIN Case# 37-2020-00039511-PRPW-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Raffaela M. Testolin aka Ella M. Testolin. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Frank Dino, aka Frank Testolin in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Frank Dino, aka Frank Testolin be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Feb. 04, 2021; Time: 1:30 PM; in Dept.: 503. Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Central Division, Probate. Effective November 2, 2020: Appearances must be made by video conferencing, using the free Microsoft Teams application (“MS Teams”) or by calling the department’s teleconference phone number. Please plan to check in 30-minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time. The department’s MS Teams link, teleconference phone number and additional instructions can be found at www.sdcourt. No personal appearances are allowed until further notice. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE #: C20-00072 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): BROWN AVENUE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, a California non-profit corporation; MICHAEL J. AFFINITO; AFFINITY LAND AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC., a California corporation; AFFINITO LAND & CONSTRUCTION CO., INC., a California corporation; UNITED HOUSING FOUNDATION LTD., a California corporation; and DOES 1-25, inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): NESTOR KARAS. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo., your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www., or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al

Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name #2020-9019164 Filed: Nov 20, 2020 with San Diego County Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s) To Be Abandoned: A. Sakata Spa. Located at: 327-A1 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: 718 Avenida Leon, San Marcos CA 92069. The Fictitious Business Name Referred to Above was Filed in San Diego County on: 07/15/2014 and assigned File #2014-019052. The Fictitious Business Name is being Abandoned by: 1. Sakata LLC, 718 Avenida Leon, San Marcos CA 92069. The Business is Conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. S/Jeffrey Shamblin 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24995 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018614 Filed: Nov 07, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Yummie Fountains LLC. Located at: 4310 Avenida Soledad, Oceanside CA San Diego 92057. Mailing Address: PO Box 5466, Oceanside CA 92052. Registrant Information: 1. Yummie Fountains LLC, 4310 Avenida Soledad, Oceanside CA 92057. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact

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he yum factor. The love factor. Combine the two and you’re munching on a scrumptious shortbread cookie from the Carlsbad Cookie Company. This year’s perfect gift for any occasion, situation, family tradition, or a gift for your business associates toasting gratitude for the year. Spearheaded by Hollie Chamberlain, this artisan shortbread, online bakery showcases desserts made from scratch “like mom and grandma made” with 100% all-natural ingredients purchased from Carlsbad’s local farmers. An eclectic assortment of savory and sweet treats containing only the “finest local, sustainable and organic ingredients” sport Chamberlain’s trademarked concept of farm-tobakery processing. Devoted to working directly with local farmers

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OCEANSIDE — Though COVID-19 has limited social gatherings, Oceanside’s community resource centers continue to service residents by providing weekly meals, COVID testing, afterschool programs and other social services. Oceanside has three community resource centers dispersed throughout the city in Crown Heights, Eastside and Libby Lake. The centers originally opened in the mid-1990s to address concerns regarding gangs, drugs and a lack of resources in these communities. Today, the centers work with several community nonprofits and organizations to provide social services and other resources. At the Crown Heights center, North County Lifeline provides weekly food distribution and an afterschool program for a limited number of children. The Crown Heights center also works with Vista Community Clinic to assist residents with applying for Cal-Fresh and Medi-Cal. In the Eastside, Chavez Community Resource Center also works with Vista Community Clinic to provide Medi-Cal and CalFresh assistance. Additionally, the center is working with the Oceanside Unified School District to provide space for virtual learning in its computer lab onsite. Throughout the pandemic, elementary school student were able to use the lab to tune in to class. “There’s a lot of families and kids who don’t have access to WiFi or even just a quiet place for Zoom

classes,” Mendoza said. He added that all of the students are separated by 6 feet and wear masks while in the lab. Both staff members and guests at all of the centers are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines including wearing masks and maintaining 6-foot distance from each other. At the Libby Lake center, there is enough space for Vista Community Clinic medical and dental offices, Interfaith Community Services and additional virtual learning assistance like the program at Chavez. Mendoza said the technology and language barriers at home have been difficult for children continuing to learn. “What people really don’t see is the work that’s being done here,” Mendoza said. “We have two public library employees that have been doing an amazing job working with these kids.” Between April and October, the centers worked with the Botanical Community Development Initiatives (BCDI) to provide fresh produce from local farmers to residents on a weekly basis. According to Maria Yanez, housing program manager in the city’s Neighborhood Services department, the communities were concerned about having food throughout the pandemic. The center was able to provide 200 boxes on a weekly basis, with 50 boxes per each center including at the John Landes Recreation Center in the Tri-City area. Once funding for that program ended, the other nonprofit organizations

working with the centers continue to make sure food distribution hasn’t stopped. Yanez said there are plans to bring back the program to potentially provide more than just fresh produce — a decision that will go to City Council in the upcoming weeks. The centers have also been working with Vista Community Clinic to provide COVID-19 testing at six different locations throughout the city, including the three centers as well as John Landes Recreation Center, Melba Bishop Recreation Center and at New Song Community Church.




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CARLSBAD — Shortly after the news broke that Carlsbad’s iconic smokestack was slated for demolition, local artist Bryan Snyder decided to memorialize the landmark with handcrafted miniature resin sculptures. For the longtime Carlsbad resident, the monthlong art project was an attempt to preserve the memory of the city’s historic structure. “As a local artist, community member and advocate, I felt it was my responsibility to try and preserve it,” Snyder told The Coast News. “Once it’s gone, to have a miniature sculpture made by a local artist in the heart of (Carlsbad Village) is an attempt to keep the memory going.” Snyder, who lives in Carlsbad Village with his wife Susannah and their seven-year-old son Henry and five-year-old daughter Stella, has long contributed to the growth of Carlsbad’s blossoming art scene. In 2015, Snyder helped TURN TO SCULPTURES ON B11

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ENCINITAS — Sam, a Galapagos giant tortoise who came to live at San Diego Botanic Garden and served as a special needs therapy animal for many years, died peacefully on Nov. 5. In 1966, Julian Duval, president emeritus of the Botanic Garden, worked at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. He brought home a baby Galapagos giant tortoise. After many years, Sam grew to more than 500 pounds in adulthood. Leslie, Duval’s wife, later wrote a children’s book about Sam, “Too Big To Lose: The True Story of a Young Girl’s Friendship with a Galapagos Tortoise named Sam.”

In 2012, Sam came to live at San Diego Botanic Garden. H a p p i l y, Sam spent the rest of his days at the Garden working as a SAM therapy animal for disabled individuals. He was humanely euthanized after a prolonged illness that was determined to be a heart condition. “... While we miss him terribly we are confident (Sam) enjoyed the life that he had, and it serves to remind us how we should also value and make the most of the time we have,” said Duval.

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Mask-wearing Encinitas shoppers might get a surprise through the month of December. Wearing a facial covering to help protect our fellow Encinitans from COVID-19 could get you a $10 or $15 gift card to an Encinitas business. The city is funding the Chamber of Commerce and three Mainstreet organizations with $10,000 to buy gift cards to help spread some holiday cheer while encouraging safe shopping and dining. Volunteers will be out looking for you. GATHERING SMOKING INFO

Vista Community Clinic’s Tobacco Control Program is conducting an online survey and wants to hear from you. The survey will help gather information on individuals’ opinions related to secondhand smoke exposure in their home. Eligible participants must be 18 years of age or older and live in Carlsbad. Completing the survey at CarlsbadSHS will give you a chance to enter a holiday opportunity drawing. GRANDDAUGHTER LOVE

A Carlsbad bride-to-be made a unique stop before tying the knot. Tami Zack visited her grandmother at her GlenBrook Health Center home moments before her nuptials. Due to the pandemic, Zack’s grandmother, Joan Jeske, could not attend the Nov. 22 wedding, so the visit was held the main lobby of the community where they exchanged letters and a champagne toast. EMERGENCY APPEAL

The Vista Historical Museum has suffered a water main break, and is in the process of repairing the problem. This will cost several thousand dollars that its budget does not have. Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, it has had to cancel all fundraising activities for 2020, so the museum is asking for the community’s financial help. Donations can be given through or by mail at P. O. Box 1032, Vista, Ca 92085. (Note - A good time for a year-end tax deduction.)


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Earning the Dean’s Award with Distinction from Colgate University are: • Gabriella Pacula, a neuroscience major from Carmel Valley, who graduated from Torrey Pines High School. • Audrey Ponder, a molecular biology major, from Rancho Santa Fe, who graduated from Canyon Crest Academy. • Christopher DePetro, a political science major, from Carlsbad, who graduated from Canyon Crest Academy. BIOLOGIST PROMOTED

The Salk Institute has appointed molecular biologist Jesse Dixon to the rank of assistant professor for his significant work in uncovering how the human genome, the DNA blueprint for life, is organized in three-dimensional space inside of cells. The appointment DIXON was based on recommendations by Salk faculty. Dixon came to the Institute in 2015 as a Helmsley-Salk Fellow after completing his MD and PhD at the University of California San Diego. The fellowship program is designed to bring scientists from broad disciplines to Salk to trigger innovation and perpetuate the collaborative spirit of the Institute. CSUSM REACHES OUT

CSUSM ranks 28th nationally out of almost 1,500 schools measured in the seventh annual Social Mobility Index (SMI) by CollegeNET. The SMI measures the extent to which a college or university educates more economically disadvantaged students (with family incomes below the national median) at lower tuition and graduates them into good-paying jobs. CSUSM improved its ranking in the SMI for the fifth consecutive year. The university ranked 74th in ALWAYS LEARNING 2015, 62nd in 2016, 54th in La Costa Canyon High 2017, 52nd in 2018 and 36th School science teacher and last year. Encinitas resident Emily Steward is a current Miami SCENTS AND SHINE University master’s student Candles on Tap canthrough Project Dragon- dle bar, newly opened at fly’s Advanced Inquiry Pro- 687 S. Coast Highway 101, gram (AIP). Steward has Suite #155, Encinitas, has published an original arti- arrived, and lets customcle titled “Learning Local” ers create their own cusin Green Teacher, kid-test- tom-scented soy candle, ed ideas for fostering learn- reed diffuser, or fragrance ing and inspiring action on spray. Founder Chantel Brienvironmental and other ann launched Candles on global issues. Tap to be a glimmer of light to her local community O’SIDE AUTHOR PUBLISHED amidst the pandemic. Visit Oceanside resident, Te-

County reopens COVID-19 rent assistance program By City News Service

REGION — An additional 10,000 households economically impacted by COVID-19 are able to apply for rent relief from San Diego County, part of $27 million county supervisors allocated for just such a purpose. County residents economically impacted by the pandemic could qualify for assistance of up to $3,000 to pay for past-due or upcoming rent through the second wave of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program that started Dec. 1. County leaders are anticipating awarding more than $10 million in assistance to residents who applied during the first round of applications at the beginning of October, although details about when that money is expected are scarce. For the new round of funding, the county will review applications as they are received and will continue to take applications until funds are depleted. Those who apply will be able to check their application status online at any point in the process.

To be eligible, households must be renting and have experienced a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19. This includes a loss or reduction of income or an increase in medical expenses. Households must also fall under 60% of the area median income to qualify. For example, to be eligible, a single-person household can earn up to $48,540 and a four-person household can earn up to $69,300. The program will be able to assist about 10,000 households. Residents who live in cities with their own COVID-19 rental relief program will not be eligible for the county program unless their cities' funds have already been depleted. Also, applicants must not receive any other forms of housing subsidy, such as Section 8 or other rental assistance programs, rapid rehousing assistance or rental assistance from non-

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Visiting and exploring museums has been put on hold for now, but you can instill a sense of culture and wonder in young ones with the first Museum Tour Playset ( by Cityspots. The game allows kids to explore an art museum using representations of real works of art. This modernism edition features two museum docents; a folding magnetic whiteboard on which players can “hang” six worksGOSUN’S FLATWARE of-art magnets; a two-sided playmat; and a book that cast and print journalist takes readers on a fictional tells us that “travel should museum tour and instrucbe an adventure filled with tion on the art. $45. surprising and unexpected experiences,” and that even Workman calendar Nobody does calendars Joseph Rosendo shares what appears to be “a hicwhat he’s learned over his cup” in plans “can become like Workman (https://www. an opportunity to be cre-, and this decades-long career. Within the 266 pages ative.” (Mishaps make the year there are 121 from which to choose. of this softcover, the broad- best stories, right?) Yes, you’ve got your cellphone to tell you the date, but Workman calendars, which come in four formats, give so much more. Consider Atlas Obscura’s 365 Days of Extraordinary CROP Bizarre PheDestinations, .93 and Other Hidden nomena .93 (page-a-day, deskWonders 4.17 top version); 1,000 Places to See4.28 Before You Die (wall calendar); or Rick Steves’ “LEST WE FORGET” Europe (picture-a-day wall calendar). Seventy-nine years ago, on December 7th, 1941, Regardless of your the Japanese attacked American forces at Pearl choice, each calendar feaHarbor awakening a sleeping giant by killing tures color photos and deover 2,400 Americans, wounding 1,282, while tail-rich text on destinations and worldwide events. destroying 188 aircraft and sinking four Navy The calendars come in varibattleships. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ous sizes, shapes and prices. described December 7, 1941, as a “date which

will live in infamy.” We owe these men and women, many still teenagers at the time, our eternal gratitude and we honor them today and every day for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans! The remaining few survivors are now in their late 90s. May every generation remember the battles fought on that day, remember the heroes, and remember all those who were lost that day.


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Local center offers relief for families By Staff

ENCINITAS — As San Diegans face the economic impacts of COVID-19, Community Resource Center (CRC) has experienced an increase in demand for emergency shelter, rental and food assistance. In order to meet the growing need, the organization has enhanced its programs and will host a Week of Hope fundraising and awareness campaign that began Nov. 27. CRC has enhanced its programs to help meet the growing need: • New COVID-19 Rental Assistance in Carlsbad and Solana Beach: CRC has partnered with the cities of Carlsbad and Solana Beach to provide onetime grants to cover past due and future rent payments for eligible households financially impacted by COVID-19. • Rental Assistance in Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside: CRC has partnered with the cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside to provide rental support to cover short-term rental assistance, rental arrears and late fees, security and utility deposits, landlord mediation/advocacy, new move-in expenses and employment assistance. Learn more at crcncc. org/housing-assistance or contact CRC at or (760) 300-3238. • Food Assistance: CRC’s Food and Nutrition Center provides fresh produce and non-perishable foods to anyone in need of food through a contactless distribution at their center. For food assistance, visit 650 Second Street, Encinitas (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m). For questions, contact CRC at (760) 753-8300. • Domestic Violence Shelter and Hotline: CRC continues to provide safe shelter, housing assistance, education, counseling and 24-hour domestic violence hotline for victims of domestic violence. For assistance, contact the hotline at (877) 633-1112.


The Senior Volunteer Patrol of the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station performs home vacation security checks, assists with traffic control, enforces disabled parking regulations, patrols neighborhoods, schools, parks and shopping centers and visits homebound seniors who live alone for the communities of Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar.& portions of the county’s unincorporated areas. Volunteers must be at least age 50, be in good health, pass a background check, have auto insurance & a valid California driver’s license. Training includes a two week academy plus training patrols. The minimum commitment is 24 hours per month, & attendance at a monthly meeting. Interested parties should call (760) 966-3579 to arrange an information meeting.

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LEGALS Coast News legals continued from page A17 Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 07/20/2015 S/ Rita Lavasanipour, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24994 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019520 Filed: Nov 21, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Polinara. Located at: 2266 Flatiron Way, San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Polina Porter, 2266 Flatiron Way, San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/01/2020 S/Polina Porter, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24993 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019167 Filed: Nov 20, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. JBMK Media. Located at: 1319 Evergreen Dr., Cardiff CA San Diego 92007. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Julius Gallaron Ayala, 1319 Evergreen Dr., Cardiff CA 92007. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 09/01/2020 S/Julius Gallaron Ayala, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24992 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019575 Filed: Nov 21, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Artistic Vision. Located at: 4785 Sequoia Pl., Oceanside CA San Diego 92057. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Jeanne Marie, 4785 Sequoia Pl., Oceanside CA 92057. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Jeanne Marie, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24991 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018747 Filed: Nov 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Le Château De Pierre. Located at: 1760 E Palomar St. #307, Chula Vista CA San Diego 91913. Mailing Address: 750 Otay Lakes Rd. #331, Chula Vista CA 91910. Registrant Information: 1. Cristele Pierre Graham, 1760 E Palomar St. #307, Chula Vista CA 91913. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/01/2020 S/ Cristele Pierre Graham, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, 12/25/2020 CN 24988 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018773 Filed: Nov 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Clear Water Projects. Located at: 2229 Crestline Dr., Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. John Salas, 2229 Crestline Dr., Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/09/2015 S/ John Salas, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24984


T he C oast News LEGALS Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018153 Filed: Nov 04, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Unity Pharms. Located at: 505 N Clementine St. #I, Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Amy Rochelle Norfleet, 505 N Clementine St. #I, Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Amy Rochelle Norfleet, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24983 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018945 Filed: Nov 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. RED Strategies. Located at: 2014 30th St. #201, San Diego CA San Diego 92104. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Range PartnersSD, Inc., 2014 30th St. #201, San Diego CA 92104. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 09/01/2020 S/Nicholas Norris, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24982 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019014 Filed: Nov 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. ManaKayu; B. ManaKayu Interiors. Located at: 310 Via Vera Cruz #109, San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Michael Andrew Horton, 5455 Caminito Agua, La Jolla CA 92037. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Michael Andrew Horton, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24981 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018943 Filed: Nov 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. KME’s Midas Touch Massage. Located at: 1436 Willowgreen Ct., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Kimberly Marcotte-Elmore, 1436 Willowgreen Ct., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Kimberly MarcotteElmore, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24980 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9017920 Filed: Oct 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. West Coast Concrete Co. Located at: 495 Leucadia Blvd., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Micah Helmut Helkenberg, 2926 Sombrosa St., Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/14/2020 S/Micah Helmut Helkenberg, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24977 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018354 Filed: Nov 05, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Star Stream. Located at: 402 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information:

LEGALS 1. Poinsettia Center For The Arts, 402 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/23/2020 S/ Sharon Douglas, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24976 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018714 Filed: Nov 12, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Neat Greens. Located at: 5011 Cliff Pl., San Diego CA San Diego 92116. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Andrew LaHaye, 5011 Cliff Pl., San Diego CA 92116. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/07/2020 S/ Andrew LaHaye, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24975 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018994 Filed: Nov 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Bistro West. Located at: 4960 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: 5800 Armada Dr. #100, Carlsbad CA 92008. Registrant Information: 1. West RB, LLC, 5800 Armada Dr. #100, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 09/21/2005 S/ Karen Falette, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18/2020 CN 24974 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018069 Filed: Oct 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Westmart. Located at: 4990 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: 5800 Armada Dr. #100, Carlsbad CA 92008. Registrant Information: 1. West Cannon Court, LLC, 5800 Armada Dr. #100, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 05/29/2003 S/Karen Falette 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24971 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018553 Filed: Nov 07, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Rustic Rose Woodshop. Located at: 381 Avenida La Cuesta, San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Shawn Michael Rivera, 381 Avenida La Cuesta, San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2020 S/Shawn Michael Rivera 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24969 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9017883 Filed: Oct 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Serenity Coastal Cleaning. Located at: 512 Kelly St. #G, Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Roxanne Shaina Stafford, 512 Kelly St. #G, Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Roxanne Shaina Stafford 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24967

LEGALS Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9017622 Filed: Oct 28, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Mandala Mija. Located at: 4683 Park Dr. #A, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Rita James, 4683 Park Dr. #A, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/15/2020 S/ Rita James 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24962 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018601 Filed: Nov 07, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Van Realty Funding. Located at: 7305 Calle Conifera, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92009. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Vankhanh Thi Bui, 7305 Calle Conifera, Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/28/2020 S/ Vankhanh Thi Bui 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24960 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018107 Filed: Nov 02, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Quarter Circle Penned. Located at: 2061 Village Park Way #124, Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Jesse Jayne Bernadette Rutherford, 2061 Village Park Way #124, Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Jesse Jayne Bernadette Rutherford 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24959 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018391 Filed: Nov 07, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Living Hope Athletic Training. Located at: 2445 Sarbonne, Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Paul Francis Paopao, 2445 Sarbonne, Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Paul Francis Paopao 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11/2020 CN 24958 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018078 Filed: Nov 02, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. CLP Property Management. Located at: 1641 Grand Ave. #101, San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Cyrus Homayun Palizban, 2104 Camino Cantera, Vista CA 92084. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 09/01/2020 S/Cyrus Homayun Palizban, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24955 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018319 Filed: Nov 05, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Net Leased Real Properties. Located at: 216 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing




Address: 6562 Meath Cir., Huntington Beach CA 92647. Registrant Information: 1. Brent Lee Hensley, 6562 Meath Cir., Huntington Beach CA 92647. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/01/1992 S/ Brent Lee Hensley, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24954

Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Lulu’s Cookie Bar. Located at: 821 Nordahl #H, San Marcos CA San Diego 92069. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Laura Ellen Friedman, 940 Camino del Arroyo, San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Laura Ellen Friedman, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24949

Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Encinitas Furniture Arts. Located at: 1375 Ravean Ct., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Steven Arthur Salinger, 1375 Ravean Ct., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/15/2020 S/ Steven Arthur Salinger, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24944

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9017797 Filed: Oct 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Birríería A Mí Manera. Located at: 865 Orpheus Ave., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: 1668 Steeple Chase Pl., Vista CA 92083. Registrant Information: 1. Juan P Oceguera, 1668 Steeple Chase Pl., Vista CA 92083. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Juan P Oceguera, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24953 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9017961 Filed: Oct 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. MBB BioConsulting; B. MBB Bio. Located at: 2025 Countryhaven Ct., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. My Boy Blue BioConsulting, 2025 Countryhaven Ct., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 09/01/2020 S/Mohammad Ouranus, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24951 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name #2020-9018247 Filed: Nov 04, 2020 with San Diego County Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s) To Be Abandoned: A. Lauren Natalie Photography. Located at: 2025 Countryhaven Ct., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: PO Box 516, Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067. The Fictitious Business Name Referred to Above was Filed in San Diego County on: 07/03/2014 and assigned File #2014-018140. The Fictitious Business Name is being Abandoned by: 1. Lauren Natalie LLC, 2025 Countryhaven Ct., Encinitas CA 92024. The Business is Conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. S/Lauren Natalie Bullock, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24950 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018002 Filed: Oct 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk.

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9018213 Filed: Nov 04, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Vast Expanse Music. Located at: 1546 ½ Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego CA San Diego 92109. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Lori Beth Addis, 1546 ½ Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego CA 92109. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 08/14/2020 S/ Lori Beth Addis, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24948 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9016931 Filed: Oct 09, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Pot & Plant. Located at: 3350 Harding St. #6, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Mackenzi Mae Johnson, 3350 Harding St. #6, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 07/15/2020 S/Mackenzi Mae Johnson, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24945 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9017784 Filed: Oct 31, 2020 with County of San

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9017774 Filed: Oct 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Carlsbad Brick Company. Located at: 1750 Andrea Ave., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Sconyers Enterprises LLC, 1750 Andrea Ave., Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Mark Sconyers, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24943 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9017856 Filed: Oct 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Animal Necropsy and Mobile Laboratory Services. Located at: 619 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: 2240 Encinitas Blvd. #D-46, Encinitas CA 92024. Registrant Information: 1. Alexandra Silber, 619 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 07/01/2010 S/Alexandra Silber, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/04/2020 CN 24940


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DEC. 4, 2020

Mining the past, or identity theft? waterspot chris ahrens


’ve heard them called “Hipster Longboarders,” and to be honest they bug me. Not because of their talent, which is obviously more than adequate with their left-go-right turns and dignified trips to the tip. All very impressive, but only in a karaoke sort of way. Gosh this is going to sound curmudgeonly, but here goes: My generation made a go of surfing because they took from the previous generation, moved beyond it and invented something new. The old guard from my time consisting of surfers like Phil Edwards, Paul Strauch and Miki Dora were replaced by Nat Young, David Nuuhiwa and Gerry Lopez. That’s the way progress

is supposed to work — Honor your elders, learn their ways and move beyond them. The current generation is more often busy trying to imitate the past on what they call “logs,” a label I personally find offensive because of its primitive connotation. Fishes, mini Simmons, Eggs, Nuuhiwa-style noseriders, single fin semi guns with lollypop colored resin pin lines have been the rage now for some time. Nothing at all wrong with any of that being done as a fun romp into the past, but when ’60s longboarding is imitated right down to the rusty VW Van and the entire package becomes your identity, I consider it identity theft. It’s been over half a century since the surfers I grew up with and I abandoned longboard dreams for something more. True, it was a baby and bathwater revolution that abandoned longboarding completely for a time, but it was all about moving forward. I still recall sitting on

A ’70S STYLE Fish from the master, Skip Frye, is a joy forever. While beautiful to contemplate and fun to ride, why not lift the curtain on the future? Photo by Chris Ahrens

the beach at Rocky Point on the North Shore of Oahu, discussing the possibility of carving a 360-degree loop,

something California surf star Mark Martinson would soon nearly accomplish and, I am told, Australian Wayne Lynch was about to pull off. Maybe it’s a communal and deeply seeded fear of the future that keeps generation whatever locked into the past. If so, they are not responsible, but their teachers certainly are. I try not to roll my eyes when I see them prance by: brightly colored nylon trunks, rubber beavertail with flap unbuttoned, flicking long hair, while carrying a 30-pound leashless longboard. Entering the water, the show is athletically impressive for at least a few minutes. Five, ten, heels. Perfect cutback, matador arms thrown back as a style move. Of course, they’re not the only ones getting into the nostalgic act — even older surfers sometimes go post-WWII, riding shrunken down Simmons’ twinfins or ancient finless alias. And why not? There’s fun and lessons to be had in mining past performances. Even so, a balsawood world quickly evaporates in an electrified mountain of cell towers and self-driving cars once you hit dry land. There are still a few surfers (North County’s Ryan Burch and Australian-born Daniel Thomson come to mind) who research ancient designs, take them to the extreme, ride them well, improve upon them vastly and build something barely recognizable. Many more modern surfers, however, have their fingers glued to a time machine that lands them squarely in my generation. It’s really none of my business what they ride, but I kind of feel sorry for them and think they are missing out on the most creative and adventurous years of their lives.

GIRLS ON THE RUN Girls on the Run San Diego, a local nonprofit dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to pursue her dreams, is now offering GOTR at Home. Traditionally, girls participate in a 10-week after-school season with their peers, where a trained coach leads them through different lessons and physical activities. Girls on the Run has teams for the virtual Fall 2020 season from Oceanside, Carmel Valley and Camp Pendleton. GOTR at Home kits feature 16 lessons with 50 interactive activities. GOTR at Home kits can be purchased for $49 at Courtesy photo


gap that would be unacceptable if we lived in a less forgiving environment. Again, I identify. Then I contemplated the other doorways in my life, and like my writer friend, I saw how many marks, visible and hidden, there are. There are smears that measured my babies’ growth, frustration in the slammings, the dent where my son took a 15-stitches header, dog pawprints, shoe scuffs, my daughter’s extemporaneous artwork – the signs of life, messy but marvelous. Occasionally, my door and I stick and creak, but like my door, I try to stand sentinel between the world and my family. And as often as the world will allow, my door and I stand open and welcoming, delighting in the laughter of visitors and the feel of the onshore breeze.

nified cathedral door, the pretentious bank door, the revolving door, the forbidden door and the humble tent-fly. Front doors often acquire a character reflecting that of their owners. There is the furtive door, opened a cautious 6 inches; the sagging, dispirited door with its air of defeat; the blatant door, quivering on its hinges to a blast of sound from the radio, the blank tightly closed door; and the friendly open door, through which is transmitted pleasant, homely signs, sounds and smells.” I first discarded her theory that I am like my door, since it serves many masters. The original door on my house was so drenched by errant sprinklers that it finally warped beyond redemption. I like to think I am not warped Jean Gillette is a freebeyond redemption, but my family may hotly debate lance writer wondering if her life or her door will ever be that. I agonized over se- plumb. Contact her at jean@ lection of the new door, weighing beauty against affordability and availability. I chose one that seemed solid, very practical, with nothing fancy save for the tiny beveled windows. I could identify with that. We put it up ourselves and found no matter how terrific the new door was, age had caused the entire house to list to port, leaving the door always a little off kilter – now that sounds familiar. There is no way, short of major reconstruction, to make it smooth and sophisticated – yeah, that’s me. The door tries its best, but there is always a small

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas tor of Horticulture at the Clark Foundation in Cooperstown, New York, I was awed at the magic he and his landscaping staff created on the streets of this small historic city. According to a 1997 New York Times story, “They have created it all


ur family would never have had an artificial Christmas tree. My dad, who was an industrial designer by trade, looked at Christmas as a time when his creativity could flourish. The most notable holiday decoration in my memory was an antique sleigh hung at the doorway of our suburban Milwaukee home, which was decorated with freshly cut pine boughs and bright red apples. As a teenager, I never understood the originality of this piece until later in my life as a horticulturist.

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without a shred of tinsel or a single glass ball, or even a hint of the fellow with the beard. Dried pomegranates, pine cones, thistle heads and seedpods pave surfaces that look like fine Italian inlays.” I set out this week to

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Eggnog is gross. Prove me wrong. Cheers! North County

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hanksgiving was the unofficial opening weekend for eggnog. I’m, of course, referring to the creamy alcoholic milk, egg and booze cocktail, and not the small town in south-central Utah. We don’t know for certain the origins of eggnog. Commonly accepted history credits the British for drinking warm, curdled milk, wine and spice drink called “posset” that evolved into eggnog in the Americas in the middle of the 1700s. To make modern eggnog, you obviously need eggs (or in some recipes only the egg whites). You beat or whip them until frothy. Add thick whipping cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, any spices that are to your preference and then your alcohol(s) of choice. Most often brandy or whiskey and spiced or dark rum is the kicker. It is an elaborate, painin-the-butt recipe that is best made in bulk to avoid continually raising your blood pressure. When you’re done, I recommend putting it in the refrigerator a full day ahead of your planned drinking to make it as

chilled as possible. The colder it is the easier it will be to mask the taste because, and I believe this with all of my heart, eggnog is gross. It’s frosting gravy, which only sounds good in theory. Unless you are Rocky training for your fight with Apollo Creed or you’re suffering from the flu in the 1800s and get a prescription from your doctor (the same one still recommending bloodletting to remove bad humor) there is no reason to be drinking raw eggs. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps, and my throat seems to be closing up. And yet, eggnog lovers are passionate advocates for the drink. Every major dairy in the country makes a premade, nonalcoholic eggnog you can take home in a milk carton. In non-pandemic years I have to distract my wife from the dairy section of the grocery store by pointing out the Christmas tree cookies in the bakery. Never have I gone to a family winter holiday party without seeing the big punch bowl filled with sour milk and dusted with nutmeg. Every aunt, uncle and cousin will ask if I’ve “tried Grandma’s eggnog yet?” The answer is always, “No Uncle Rico! Gosh!” but they keep pestering me until I cave and pour a halfounce into a coffee mug. I’ll let it touch my lips

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least there is that. Even so, hours later the ghost of eggnog present still feels present on my lips. Taunting me. When it comes to holiday drinks, I’m all for wassail — which is a hot mulled cider — or a Gluhwein, the traditional hot Austrian spiced wine drink. Rumor is Meadiocrity Mead has produced a honey-based variation this year called Gluhmet that they are serving hot or cold and that I’m looking forward to trying. My point is, I’m open to trying new things, but eggnog is where I draw my line in the snow. Eggnog is gross. Prove me wrong. Be sure to check out the most recent episode of the Cheers! North County podcast featuring my full conversation with Brandon Hernandez, the founder of San Diego Beer News, and Cody Thompson, host and founder of Beer Night in San Diego. Stream it right here on The Coast News. Don’t forget to follow Cheers! North County on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Got an interesting story about your drinking adventures? Reach out! I want to hear it.

dam Carruth, proprietor and winemaker of Carruth Cellars, a San Diego-based urban winery, held their Annual Reserve Sale a few weeks ago. Of course, Senior Editor Frank and I could not resist an event with great wines on deep discounts. Once a year, the Carruth Cellars team digs deep into its reserve wine storage to gather up limited and award-winning wines for its largest and most treasured sale of the year. Just in time for the holiday season, it was a great opportunity to stock up on bottles up to 50% off as gifts for wine-loving friends, and favorites to fill your own wine rack! Guests enjoyed tastings of limited and endangered wines at five stations spread throughout the tasting room. The five stations consisted of Burgundy, Italian, Rhone and Bordeaux split in both left and right bank stations. The admission price included 12 tastings, a special event take-home logo wine glass, and a Red Oven wood-fired personal pizza. The station concept provided a great way to pace guests through the wine maze and adhere to COVID-19 protocols. Every 20 minutes, guests in groups of two to six patrons moved station to station with two of the 20 minutes reserved for cleaning the station before the next group showed up. Carruth Cellars’ Theresa was getting “jiggy” (“Seinfeld” reference) rocking ’80s tunes piped throughout and meticTURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON B10

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ith the addition of Everest Himalayan Cuisine to the downtown Encinitas restaurant scene, it could be said that we are close to having a full range of international dining options in Encinitas alone. And while it was sad to see Kim’s depart, Everest is a very worthy, family-operated replacement serving up an authentic blend of Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan food that I’ve become quite fond of over the past week of sampling their delights. From the appetizers, I had the Vegetable Samosa and Lamb Choila, both of which were tasty. The Daal is a beautiful lentil-based soup that I enjoyed thoroughly. I’m a huge fan of Chicken Tandoori and theirs is amazing. This classic bonein chicken dish is marinated in yogurt and spices then broiled in a tandoor oven and served with sauteed onions, cabbage and bell pepper. I like to coat it with or dip it in their delicious Raita yogurt-based sauce. All these dishes are best with a side of Naan flatbread and again, get a couple of orders of Raita sauce to dip everything in. Their dumplings are called Momo and I loved the chicken version. All of this went great with a bottle of Taj Mahal lager and some Kheer (rice pudding) for dessert. I’ve been twice and plan on eating my way through the entire menu, so I’ll report back on the rest of it in a month or so. I wanted to know more about the owner, Ishwari Pandey, so below are some highlights of our conversation that will provide a nice

DAL TADKA, a spiced yellow lentil soup at Everest Himalayan Cuisine, on the Coast Highway in Encinitas. Courtesy photo

backstory on Everest. I’d thing was the best because highly recommend it by the they cooked from their way. heart. My parents taught me, “Be healthy and do LTP: Where are you healthy.” They used less from originally and what salt, less oil, no MSG, and type of food were you ex- prepared our food fresh. posed to as a child? I enjoyed their eggplant Ishwari: I am original- with potatoes, chicken tikly from Nepal. I was ex- ka masala, nawaratna korposed to Nepalese, Indian ma, lamb korma, rack of and Tibetan food like vege- lamb and their momos were table curry, chicken curry, the best. lamb and goat curry and momos with the best spicLTP: How long have es and herbs, which are all you been in the restaurant very healthy. business and how did you get into it? LTP: What were some Ishwari: When I came of the best dishes coming to the US, I was in the out of your parents’ kitch- restaurant business for en? more than 12 years. We Ishwari: For us, every- have a restaurant in Ne-

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spices and herbs which are bought directly from Nepal. Our food is similar to Indian food, but the taste is a little different because of Himalayan Nepalese organic spices and herbs. Yes, it is a fusion of Nepali, Indian and Tibetan cuisine.

chef of this cuisine around. To be honest, when he starts cooking, I feel hungry and that never happened in my previous restaurant. I welcome your readers to please try Everest Himalayan Cuisine and compare it to the others.

LTP: How are you liking the new location on Coast Highway in the heart of Encinitas? Ishwari: To be honest, I love Encinitas, not only the location but the people are the best human beings in the world. They are very kind, helpful, honest, humble and spiritual. I used to own a restaurant in Encinitas. I can't go away from the lovely people of Encinitas. I choose Coast Highway in the heart of Encinitas because my lovely customers can find me easily and I can serve our healthy food to them. This is a great location and we have plenty of parking behind the restaurant and outdoor dining to go with our carryout.

LTP: For those that have not tried Himalayan cuisine, what dishes would you suggest starting with? Ishwari: I would like to suggest the Nawaratan Korma, Aloo Bhanta, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Korma, Lamb Curry, Salmon Tandoori, Rack of Lamb and Momos are the best. Get to Everest Himalayan Cuisine soon. You can find them at 745 S. Coast Highway 101, #103J, call 760-942-4816 or visit www.everesthimalayansd. com

LTP: Are there other family members involved in the restaurant? Ishwari: Yes, this is a family-based restaurant. My brother Dipak is a key player. He is not only the chef, I think he is the best



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ulously keeping track of time. This allowed guests to be on-site for a total of two hours with the last 20 minutes being next to the Endangered Species rack of wine for the final chance to pick up some library wines at killer discounts. Other particulars making this a special event included Carruth working with business neighbor David Allan to have wood sculptures and art pieces throughout from David’s studio down the street, including a breathtaking 6-foot-tall wood sculpture at the start of the station

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Feast in a box Remember the time when Thanksgiving meant inviting the neighborhood and as many family members as could drive or fly in to fill up on a Thanksgiving feast at your home, a feast that could take days to prepare for the big get-together? The scent of food cooking filled homes in the neighborhood. But like most of our treasured moments, this year was very different and this Thanksgiving Day we had to deal with gatherings of “under 10” only, masks and 6-foot distancing. The only thing that remained the same for us was that beautiful Pinot Noir wine that paired perfectly with this year’s eventual Thanksgiving dinner… in a box! I found a savior in Seaside Market in Cardiff. This was a Thanksgiving dinner in a masterfully prepared box that would feed about 10, with leftovers for the next day. Alongside the freshly roasted turkey was stuffing, potatoes, squash, string beans, cranberry sauce and even a fresh pumpkin pie. I have annually paired my Thanksgiving feast with

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Bobcat burned in El Dorado Fire released back into wild By City News Service

RAMONA — A young bobcat that was nursed to health in the San Diego area after being badly burned in a San Bernardino County wildfire was returned to its natural habitat today for release back into the wild. A state Department of Fish and Wildlife warden picked up the rehabilitated animal this morning from the San Diego Humane Society's Ramona Wildlife Center for transport to a site outside the El Dorado Fire burn area rich with nourishment resources, SDHS spokeswoman Nina Thompson said. The bobcat, then 7 to 9 months old, arrived at the Highland Valley Road wildlife center Oct. 13 after being found by a Yucaipa resident walking her dogs, according to the Humane Society. A medical team with SDHS Project Wildlife went to work debriding and dressing the ailing


bered for his work, and explained, “We really enjoyed creating an old-fashioned but new holiday look at the same time. So many hours went into each wreath and we hand-painted natural materials to give them an extravagant look. A horse chestnut or a walnut painted gold, with a few pomegranates placed on a traditional pine wreath, create a visual look that is memorable.” PAINT IT GOLD! When sharing his design secret of “paint it gold,” he referred me to the Golden Artist Colors Co. in New York, whose selection of over 20 varieties of gold paint are suitable for outdoor projects. Their catalogue is available at www.goldenpaints. com, or 607-847-6154, and locally available at Dick Blick stores. “Sometimes constructing the natural wreath can be tricky, but we used a drill and floral picks to stabilize the fruit, nuts and grasses and eventually you get the hang of it,” said Gary. Detailed design plans can be found on the Martha Stewart website and Etsy.

cat's burns, some of which were severe and infected. The treatment regimen included bandage changes, strong antibiotics and pain medication to keep the feline comfortable. Within a month, the recuperating bobcat doubled in size to more than nine pounds. “This is why we work so hard for every single patient who comes through our doors — so they can return to the wild and thrive in their natural habitat,’’ said Andy Blue, campus director at the Ramona Wildlife Center. “This little fighter went from emaciated with severe burns to becoming a feisty predator who will be able to fend for herself in nature. We are thrilled!’’ The northeastern San Diego County wildlife veterinary facility specializes in caring for apex predators and birds of prey, including bears, bobcats, coyotes, eagles, hawks, mountain lions and owls. with which to build my wreath, I visited the Carlsbad Farmers Market, held on Wednesdays, where I met Brooke Maldonado from Maldonado Farms in Encinitas. Her beautiful display of cut flowers wows all passersby at the market, and that day she displayed two elegant wreaths crafted from local eucalyptus. She had constructed the base of wreath from eucalyptus and used fresh flowers including Billy Buttons, Statice and Blue Thistle to create a natural, holiday alternative to a pine wreath.

FRESH CHRISTMAS TREES Later in the week, I visited the family farm in Encinitas, where Fred and Kim Maldonado offer an outstanding variety of Christmas trees, wreaths and holiday plants. “Our trees come from my farm in Oregon, which are shipped weekly, so we can guarantee their freshness.” She took me on a tour of the greenhouses where the wide variety of Spruce, Cedar, Noble Fir, Blueberry Juniper and Grand Noble are offered in wreaths, swags and trees. “It is important when hanging a wreath outdoors to be aware of the California sun. Be sure to place your wreath in a shady area, LOCAL TALENT In search of unusual or under a doorway, to keep fruit and plant materials the needles from burning.

LOCAL ARTIST Bryan Snyder puts the finishing touches on his miniature resin sculptures of Carlsbad’s iconic smokestack. Snyder launched the art project to help preserve memories of the city’s historic landmark. Built in 1954, the Encina facility was San Diego County’s largest fossil fuel power plant. The plant was retired in 2018. Photo by Henry Snyder

SCULPTURES establish the Carlsbad Art Wall, which has become a landmark of its own, attracting artists and visitors from around the world. The digital artist has also hosted numerous art shows and scavenger hunts, as well as working with local businesses for creative marketing purposes to promote the artistic culture within the Village. But Snyder’s latest project presented a different set of challenges, namely working with art resin,

a material Snyder hasn’t handled in many years. The sculptures are cast by pouring art resin into an original Chavant clay mold crafted by hand. There is very little room for error. “If you mess up the mold or resin cast, you pretty much have to start all over again,” Snyder said. “It’s art but it’s also a science project — a lot of chemistry going on.” After the resin dries, the sculptures are sanded, painted, glazed, positioned on a cardboard mounting board and packaged with a spray-painted “Snyder”

logo on the exterior. These are not mass-produced duplicates rolling off some foreign assembly line — each sculpture, made in Snyder’s studio, will reveal its own unique set of peccadillos. “They will see the imperfections – evidence of the artist’s hand,” Snyder said. “I could have 3D printed them offsite but then it becomes merchandise, not a handcrafted piece of art.” And Snyder isn’t working alone in his studio. Snyder’s son, Henry, has taken photos of his father’s

work throughout the various stages of production, helping attract plenty of interested buyers on social media. And Stella has provided a steady hand helping package her dad’s art. Most of all, Snyder said the project has grown out of his desire to preserve local memories and legacies. “It’s important to keep those memories alive and I think this sculpture does that,” Snyder said. Carlsbad Power Plant Sculptures are available for purchase on Snyder’s website, snyderartdesign. com.

Also, spray the wreath daily with water to keep it from drying out.” Maldonado Farms is located at 556 Union Street in Leucadia and the tree lot is open every day from 9 a.m.

to 9 p.m. Their floral products are also available at the Carlsbad Farmers Market on Wednesdays. I hope I have given you some ideas for your holiday decorations.

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Jano Nightingale is a horticulturist and former Director of the Cornell Master Gardener Program in Cooperstown, New York. She lives in Vista and works on community gardens in North County.


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DEC. 4, 2020

Get a great vehicle and support a great cause. With every new Subaru purchased or leased Subaru will donate $250 to your choice of charities* November 19th through January 4th

Monthly payment of $15.87 per $1,000 borrowed. No down payment required. Offer may vary by location. Other rates and payment terms available. Cannot be combined with any other incentive. Financing for well-qualified applicants only. Length of contract is limited. Subject to credit approval, vehicle insurance approval and vehicle availability. See participating retailers for details. Must take delivery from retailer stock by Dec 4, 2020.

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Purchase or lease any new (previously untitled) Subaru and receive a complimentary factory scheduled maintenance plan for 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first.) See Subaru Added Security Maintenance Plan for intervals, coverages and limitations. Customer must take delivery before 12-31-2020 and reside within the promotional area. At participating dealers only. See dealer for program details and eligibility.

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760-438-2200 5500 Paseo Del Norte

** EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. Subaru Tribeca, Forester, Impreza & Outback are registered trademarks. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, $80 dealer document processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Expires 12/4/2020.



security deposit*



first month’s payment*

6 Years/72,000 Miles Transferable

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due at signing*

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down payment

*Excludes tax, title, license, options & dealer fees. Lessee responsible for insurance. Closed-end lease offered to highly qualified lessees on approved credit by Volkswagen Credit/VCI. Supplies limited. U.S. cars only. Additional charges may apply at lease end. Limited See dealerWarranty for financing details. Bumper-to-Bumper

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S FWD


per month+tax 39 Month Lease $0 Down Payment

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Automatic Transmission



2020 Volkswagen Jetta S


Automatic Transmission


per month+tax 39 Month Lease $0 Down Payment

Tiguan: 1 at this payment Example: VIN: 3VV1B7AX4LM180802 Stock: VL1279 *Closed end lease Lease offer through VW Credit.available through Dec 4 2020 for a new, unused 2020 Tiguan S on approved credit to highly qualified customers by Volkswagen Credit. Monthly lease payment based on MSRP of $26,285 and destination charges less a suggested dealer contribution resulting in a capitalized cost of $20,643 Excludes tax, title, license, options, and dealer fees. Amount due at signing excludes first month’s payment, customer down payment of$0, and acquisition fee of $675. Monthly payments total $8246. Your payment wil vary based on final negotiated price. At lease end, lessee responsible for disposition fee of $395, $0.20/mile over 24,375 miles and excessive wear and use. See your Bob Baker Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW. Jetta S: 2 at this payment Example: VIN: 3VWC57BU8LM080931 Stock: VL1251, VIN: 3VWC57BU1LM080446 Stock: VL1264, *Closed end lease Lease offer through VW Credit.available through Dec 4, 2020 for a new, unused 2020 Jetta S on approved credit to highly qualified customers by Volkswagen Credit. Monthly lease payment based on MSRP of $20,885 and destination charges less a suggested dealer contribution resulting in a capitalized cost of $16,923 Excludes tax, title, license, options, and dealer fees. Amount due at signing excludes first month’s payment, customer down payment of $0, and acquisition fee of $675. Monthly payments total $6916. Your payment wil vary based on final negotiated price. At lease end, lessee responsible for disposition fee of $395, $0.20/mile over 24,375 miles and excessive wear and use. See your Bob Baker Volkswagen dealer for details or, for general product information, call 1-800-Drive-VW.


760-438-2200 5500 Paseo Del Norte Car Country Carlsbad

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