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Encinitas halts outdoor dining permits


By Dustin Jones

ENCINITAS — The City of Encinitas has suspended all temporary encroachment permits for outdoor dining areas in compliance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s regional stay-at-home order. As coronavirus cases continue to climb across Southern California, the governor's order will remain in place until the availability of intensive care unit beds improves in area hospitals. The city has issued 20 temporary encroachment permits to local businesses since last June, allowing businesses to utilize public rights-of-way for outdoor dining purposes. But Newsom’s order prohibits indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants, limiting businesses to takeout or pick-up orders only. The order went into effect over a month ago, but some businesses have elected to stay open. As a result, the city has temporarily suspended the permits to be in compliance with the state, Mayor Catherine Blakespear told The Coast News. “This is the thing that is under the city’s control,” Blakespear said. “We’re not revoking or suspending the permit entirely, but they need to make a good faith effort to not operate in that space.” Pat Piatt, a spokesperson for the city, said every business that was issued an encroachment permit has complied with the city's decision. Since then, outdoor dining areas along Coast Highway 101 have been packed up and roped off. David Arato, owner of Gelato 101, said Encinitas is much quieter than it was just a few weeks ago. Around Christmas, many restaurants continued to allow customers to dine in. “Restaurants (in Encinitas) were packed between Christmas and New Year’s,” Arato said. “Carlsbad was the same, TURN TO PERMITS ON A10



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Charter school delays return despite CEO’s ultimatum By Samantha Nelson

REGION — While many parents of students attending The Classical Academies are eager to see their children return physically to school, some teachers worry they are being pressured by school officials to return to an environment that could endanger their families, students and themselves. The Classical Academies is a charter school organization based in Escondido with campuses throughout North County. Originally, the school had plans to return most students to campus by Jan. 19, but due to rising COVID-19 cases, the school recently decided against returning large groups of students back to campus until February at the earliest. “We feel the public health risk is just too great at this time and will be closely monitoring public health mandates,” Chief Communications Officer Michelle Stanley said via

The video message is one moment in time and is completely out of context after months of ... providing our team support and encouragement.” CAMERON CURRY

email. Students may continue to attend school in smaller groups, a system the organization has had in place for several months now. Each campus, grade and class do this a little differently, according to Stanley. “For example, there may be a Great Books class for a handful of 5th-grade students and they would gather on campus with masks and social distancing for class time,” Stanley said via email.

Earlier this month, the school circulated a virtual survey asking parents if they would prefer their students stay home and continue distance learning or return to school in person. On Jan. 4, CEO Cameron Curry addressed parents and staff regarding this survey. He announced that early results showed about 70% of families wanted their students to return to campus. The plan was to return everyone by Jan. 19. Later that evening, in a video to staff, Curry addressed what he called “the elephant in the room” —

the choice TCA employees must make to either return to school and teach or leave the organization. “What you need to know is each of our employees has a decision to make: Either come and be with us or talk with HR and make the appropriate decisions on what you want to do next,” Curry said in the video. Curry went on to explain that TCA is an “educational organization” that is “here for the benefit of students.” “We want to support those students who want to


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Del Mar city officials blast railway fencing plan By Dan Brendel

DEL MAR — Del Mar city officials criticized a transit district plan to erect fencing along a blufftop railway at their Jan. 11 meeting, saying the plan unilaterally overlooks alternatives that could preserve pedestrian coastal access. Residents and visitors frequently walk along or across the tracks to reach scenic seaside bluffs and the beach, despite posted no-trespassing signs. Trains, which carry commuters and freight up to 50 miles per hour, struck 12 people in Del Mar over 5 years, according to risk analysis conducted by a North County Transit District, or NCTD. For instance, an Amtrak train hit and seriously injured a man running on the tracks on July 18. The man didn’t hear the train coming because he wore earphones. City lawmakers widely agree North County Transit District should move the

CITY REPRESENTATIVES widely agreed North County Transit District should move the tracks off the bluffs to a proposed inland tunnel under the city, but none favored temporary chainlink fencing along the tracks proposed by the regional transit authority. Photo by Dan Brendel

tracks off of the bluffs to a proposed inland tunnel under the city. SANDAG, a regional agency and gatekeeper for big federal transportation

dollars, plans to undertake such a project, at an estimated cost of up to $3.5 billion, but not for decades. In the meantime, for a “minimum investment,”

chain-link fencing along the tracks would provide the “most effective” mitigation of risk trespassers pose, North County Transit District consultant Lurae

Stewart told councilmembers Monday. No councilmembers favor that option. Mayor Terry Gaasterland said the regional transit authority should focus risk mitigation near the existing Coast Boulevard crossing, where most train strikes occurred, rather than uniformly across the city. “We need to focus the safety resources where they're needed,” she said. “A few punctuated areas” could become legal crossings, with gates to block pedestrians temporarily while trains pass. Councilman Dwight Worden acknowledged North County Transit District's “totally legit” interest in increasing safety, but believes so far, the agency has failed to recognize competing interests and tradeoffs. “The study NCTD has done so far looks only from their perspective, it doesn't address the legiti-

Transit authorities celebrate Del Mar bluff improvements By City News Service

DEL MAR — The latest phase of erosion-prevention work on the Del Mar bluffs has been completed, local transit authorities announced Jan. 13. On Wednesday morning, the San Diego Association of Governments, North County Transit District, Caltrans District 11 and the City of Del Mar celebrated the completion Phase 4 of the six-phase project. Phase 5 will begin next year. Phase 4 work began in May 2020 and included the installation of additional support columns to stabilize localized areas and sea walls, construction of a drainage channel along the top of the bluffs and improvements to concrete channels and storm drain outfalls. Phase 5 will begin next year. According to the agencies, the bluffs regularly experience erosion — roughly six inches per year on average — largely due to storm

and irrigation runoff as well as sea level rise. These investments in drainage infrastructure are intended to direct water across the bluffs and to the ocean, avoiding some of the erosion. “The completion of this work demonstrates significant progress in our multiphased strategy to secure the Del Mar Bluffs and ensure continued reliability of this important rail corridor,” said SANDAG Chair and Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear. “SANDAG is currently evaluating long-term alternatives to completely move the tracks off the bluffs to ensure the safe operation of the LOSSAN corridor, which serves nearly 8 million passengers annually, and is a major economic lifeline for San Diego County.” Since 2003, SANDAG and NCTD have completed three stabilization projects along the Del Mar Bluffs be-

tween Coast Boulevard and Torrey Pines State Beach. To date, efforts include the installation of more than 230 concrete and steel support columns and improvements to drainage infrastructure to protect the bluffs from future erosion. On December 2, 2020, the California Transportation Commission awarded the San Diego region $106 million for a portfolio of rail enhancement projects along the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor — also known as LOSSAN — including $36.2 million to support the next phase of stabilization efforts. “This is a very important step toward realizing the dream of making transit competitive with the automobile and for curbing climate change-inducing emissions in our region,” said Allan Kosup, Caltrans Interstate 5 corridor director. “This grant will go a long way to modernize and

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install an advanced train control system that will lead to faster travel times, increased rail ridership, and an improved alternative to driving along Interstate 5.” Construction for Phase 5 is slated to begin in 2022. This phase of the project is intended to address seismic and critical stabilization needs, including the installation of more support columns and replacing aging drainage structures. Phase 6 is intended to provide long-term rehabilitation and stabilization work, including protecting the base of the bluffs against additional bluff retreat. “The Del Mar bluff stabilization efforts address the immediate concern to preserve track-bed support and ensure safe, reliable rail service for passengers and freight movement,'' Del Mar Mayor Terry Gaasterland said. While SANDAG and

NCTD work to stabilize the bluffs, SANDAG is seeking additional funding to expedite the process of moving the bluffs inward as a longterm strategy. The funds are needed to increase the reliability of passenger rail service for nearly 8 million annual passengers and keep nearly $1 billion a year of goods consistently moving through the corridor, a SANDAG document reads. “The rail service through Del Mar supports countless jobs and economic activity throughout the region, so it’s critically important that we stabilize the coastal bluffs under these tracks,” said Rep. Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano. “I was proud to announce an $11.6 million federal grant for this project earlier this year, and I’m excited to see the continued progress being made by SANDAG and NCTD to stabilize the bluffs and keep our community safe.”

mate needs for access and … collaboration with the communities,” Worden said. “For an agency that's going to increase the number of trains by double, … but basically wash its hands of any responsibility to address the access needs that are caused by that, strikes me as unreasonable.” Worden said the transit agency should consider alternatives, such as slowing trains through the city, which might reduce risk to a “good enough” level, leaving fencing a “last resort.” For comparison, cities generally accept the risk of vehicles hitting bicyclists and jaywalkers, without installing physical barriers along roads, he said. Other councilmembers agreed the agency overstates the risk. “Savvy beach people and surfers … are very safety-minded and probably cross the tracks hundreds of times a year,” with only a “relatively low percentage” getting hit, Councilwoman Tracy Martinez said. “It's really hard to quantify the risk” because NCTD counts only strikes, but not crossings that occur without incident. Because trains pass only occasionally, “for 99.99% of the people that enter the [railroad’s] rightof-way, they are not at risk,” Councilman Dave Druker said. In the past, North County Transit District has taken a hard line on the matter. “NCTD is advancing the fencing project in an expeditious manner,” Executive Director Matthew Tucker said in a Nov. 16 letter. “NCTD will not engage in any discussions … to create coastal access or garner approval for installation of a fence.” While declining to discuss fencing plans in detail, Tony Kranz, chairman of North County Transit District and Encinitas councilman, took a softer tone Monday. “It's my hope that we can continue that conversation and get to the point where we have an agreement that people can live by.”


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Stop Del Mar Horsepark from permanently closing


e must act now to stop the 65acre Del Mar Horsepark from being closed and turned over to developers. This irreplaceable community treasure at the corner of Via de la Valle and El Camino Real is our region’s only remaining public equestrian facility and public riding school in operation for the last 26 years. If Del Mar Horsepark were to close permanently, equine sports would become endangered in San Diego County. This beautiful, iconic park provides:

• One of our region's few remaining public riding schools • Reliable pandemic-resistant annual revenue exceeding $1 million • Preserves and protects our agricultural and equestrian heritage in San Diego County • Significant public and equine community support Instead of closing Horsepark, we urge the 22nd DAA board at their upcoming Jan. 12 meeting to consider proposals by experienced equine operators who would improve water remediation, renovate the facilities, retain

the public riding school, allow Fair parking, and generate needed income. This aligns with the 22nd DAA’s agricultural mission, equestrian heritage, and our community character. Further information can be found on the Friends of Del Mar Horsepark website at Read the full letter online at www.thecoastnews. com. Carla Hayes, Solana Beach Laura DeMarco, Del Mar Robin Crabtree, Del Mar Evangeline Gonzalez Stanley, San Diego

Support a Solana Beach business


s a longtime Solana Beach local and the CEO of a global communications company based in North County, I read the editorial from Michael Marks with great interest. I am deeply concerned about the future of business as we know it in our community. The lockdowns triggered by Covid-19 have had devastating impacts on every community in the nation, and Solana Beach is no exception. But it’s not the statewide lockdowns that most concern me. It’s the potential path of economic destruction being forged by our very own city council members. Small businesses are doing everything they can to survive the impacts of this pandemic, yet the Solana Beach City Council can seemingly block a proposed business expansion of Flock Freight on Cedros,

one of the only companies poised to infuse new life into an increasingly quiet Cedros Avenue. Flock Freight has been a major source of income for restaurants and small businesses along this retail corridor.

We need to do everything possible to save all businesses.”

thing possible to save all businesses, particularly those capable of generating desperately needed retail and restaurant traffic. The reason everything is shifting to mixed-use is because it makes cycles like this less disruptive. My question to the council is this: What matters most to you? Is it advocating for the economic survival of businesses in our community? I care deeply about the vitality of our community and want to ensure that our children and grandchildren have a future here in Solana Beach. I urge the City Council to not only support Flock Freight’s expansion, but to embrace all companies who are ready and willing to carry us into the next decade of economic recovery.

When so many other businesses were forced to close or suspend operations in 2020, Flock Freight’s 90-person workforce became a critical member of the community, faithfully and consistently patronizing those locations Rick Baldridge is the still open for business. president and CEO of Viasat, We need to do everyheadquartered in Carlsbad

e would like to respond to statements blaming teacher associations for decisions made by public health departments and school district administrations. We would like you to know that recent legal action by the San Dieguito Faculty Association (SDFA) against The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) was taken as a last resort: we have tried for months to voice concerns, supported by infectious disease experts, with the reopening plan that was slated to begin at the peak of COVID infection rates. Though board members have publicly said that remote-working accommodations will be made for teachers with medical or other concerns, we still have nothing in writing to that effect. Teachers in San Dieguito Union High School District are dedicated to educating students. We did this before the pandemic, and with summer-long planning and many extra hours of work, we pivoted to do this with distance learning. Of course we all want a return to normal, but claims that most students are “falling through the cracks” are just not supported by data. Currently, data from our district released at the December 15 regular meeting of the board of trustees show: – the majority of students are demonstrating healthy social and emotional competencies, — our students’ test scores are similar to past years, — the same percentage of students are on track to graduate as past years,

— 99% of students are logging on to their classrooms and attendance rates are 93% or higher every week, and — 300 more students are planning to take AP exams than last year which indicates that through the distance learning model, students are well prepared and confident in their ability to do well on these high stakes exams. Opposing voices assert that teachers’ unions aren’t allowing students to return to campuses. This misinformation is dangerous -- especially in the current political climate evidenced by the events of January 6 in our nation’s Capitol. Because of these false statements blaming unions, teachers and school administrators are receiving hate mail as well as harassment and cyberbullying on social media. This is not helpful for productive dialogue or collaboration toward a solution. We are pleading with our community to please understand that our San Dieguito Faculty Association is comprised of local teachers, counselors, school psychologists, student support specialists,

speech and language pathologists, teachers on special assignment and school nurses-your neighbors-and that membership is voluntary. The decisions SDFA makes are made by us and we have worked in our schools for decades. Characterizations to the contrary are false. We expect school district administrators and the board of trustees to follow the law and public health orders, just as we know all SDUHSD stakeholders would expect. As we, the undersigned represent every community and school served by our district, we hope parents and families will come together and work with and support us as we work to help our students get to the other side of this difficult time for all. Rob Ross, Encinitas; Victoria Sanchez, Carmel Valley; Lars Trupe, Cardiffby-the-Sea; Hedieh Naraghi, Solana Beach; Kathryn Stevens, Carlsbad; Tracy McCabe, Oceanside; Amy Carlin, Encinitas; Lori Meyer, Carmel Valley; Hannah Reed, Carlsbad; Marsha Rushing, Encinitas; Ryan Guista, Encinitas, and Thea Chadwick, Vista

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Supervisors OK more resources for COVID-19 compliance By City News Service

REGION — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved several COVID-19 measures, including stepped-up enforcement of businesses not complying with restrictions, and a fair and consistent application of policies based on scientific data. Supervisors voted 4-1, with Jim Desmond opposed. The compliance measures cover inspections responsive to complaints, proactive inspections, and citations for those violating the Safe Reopening Plan. Based on a proposal from Supervisor Nora Vargas, where legally possible, businesses not in compliance with public health orders will not be eligible to receive county relief funding. The board also voted in favor of continuing the county’s Great Plates program, which provides thousands of meals to senior citizens on a weekly basis. Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher said the county is “increasing resources and reaffirming our commitment to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in San

THE BOARD voted on the new policies after hearing an update on county case numbers and efforts to vaccinate as many residents as possible. File photo

Diego County, by expanding the scope and commitment of enforcement by our compliance team. Taking these actions will protect lives and help in the regional effort to beat COVID-19.”

Desmond said he supported other staff recommendations and Great Plates — but not increased enforcement on businesses, some of which have claimed being discriminat-

ed against. “I believe all businesses should be able to operate safely,” Desmond said. “If you treat people like adults, they’ll act like it.” Supervisor Joel Ander-

son, who voted in favor of the policy measures, said the big challenge is inconsistency: mom-and-pop shops feel they are more targeted than big box stores when it comes to enforcement. According to Fletcher's office, 335 cease-and-desist orders have been issued by the county’s Safe Compliance Team. Within a few weeks, two-thirds of violators came into compliance, but one-third remained in violation. On Monday, county public health officials reported 2,907 new COVID-19 infections, the 42nd consecutive day with more than 1,000 new diagnoses, bringing the cumulative case count to 194,795. No new fatalities from the disease were reported, leaving the death toll at 1,857. The county has reported 28 confirmed and 13 suspected diagnoses of the more virulent coronavirus variant known as B.1.1.7., first detected in the United Kingdom in December. There have been no confirmed deaths locally connected to the variant.

Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, said there is no current evidence that the new strain causes more severe illness or death, and that vaccines should be successful against it. All mitigation measures will be effective against the strain, but if it becomes dominant, “it’s even more important to stay at home,” Wooten told the supervisors. Nick Macchione, director of the county Health and Human Services Agency, said vaccinations are being distributed throughout the county, based on a tiered system. Based on a suggestion from Desmond, Macchione said the county is working a website customer portal open to all San Diegans, “telling them where they stand, and notifying them of when the vaccine is available.” “We’re encouraging all residents to receive the vaccination,” Macchione said. In the meantime, while the vaccine is being rolled out, “we stress people to follow the guidelines of being safe,” he added.

UCSD, Padres to help county vaccinate 500,000 health care workers By City News Service

REGION — UC San Diego Health, San Diego County and the Padres are teaming up to vaccinate at least 5,000 health care workers per day against the novel coronavirus, starting this week. Those partners, along with the City of San Diego, will run the "Vaccination Super Station'' near Petco Park in an effort to safely vaccinate the 500,000 health care workers in the region eligible for Phase 1A-Tier categories on California's vaccine priority list. "The Vaccination Super Station increases our ability as a county to administer the vaccine to health care workers,'' said San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher. "Opening this supersized vaccination site will be an important milestone in the state of California's COVID recovery when it opens on Monday. With UC San Diego Health assisting this new regional partnership, we will get vaccines into the arms of health care workers much faster,'' he said. The decision to begin a large-scale vaccination site was made Thursday and comes as hospitals throughout the county are bracing for a post-New Year's Eve surge in infections that will challenge the region's ability to care for COVID patients. The county previously established four point-of-dispensing sites across the region that were administering hundreds of vaccines to health care workers daily, and those

sites will continue to operate. Starting Monday, the Super Station will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week for healthcare workers. Vaccines will only be administered to health care workers who have made an appointment online at The vaccination site is located at the Padres-controlled Tailgate Lot, a space located on Imperial Avenue near Petco Park. Health care workers will be required to present proof they are a healthcare worker when they arrive onsite. Health care workers will be able to stay in their vehicle to receive the vaccine and will remain on site for 15 minutes to be monitored for any side effects. "Ending this pandemic requires using every tool available, from masking to testing to vaccinations,'' said UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Kho-

sla. "The expanded effort to vaccinate more people more quickly requires the close collaboration of multiple partners — UC San Diego Health, the county, the Padres and others. This partnership's unique combination of leadership, resources, expertise and logistics will bring optimal public health results for the benefit of everyone in San Diego County.'' Fletcher said the county hopes to eventually replicate the supersized vaccination site model across the county. No timetable has been set, but he said if the model proves effective, and more doses of the vaccine become available and individuals designated for Tier 2 and Tier 3 are eligible, having the superstation model will be vital to distributing the vaccine to more people in a fast, safe environment. “The rapid buildout and staffing of a major COVID-19 vaccine hub at

Petco Park is a massive undertaking, and it would not be possible without our partners at the county and the Padres,” said Patty Maysent, CEO of UCSD Health. “We are extremely proud of San Diego for coming together during this crisis, leveraging the innovation and collaboration for which our region is known to support the health and safety of the entire community.” The city will provide traffic control services and security from the San Diego Police Department. “Petco Park is more than a ballpark, and we are honored to help the San Diego community by providing the needed space and operational support to the county for their critical COVID-19 vaccination efforts,” said Erik Greupner, the Padres' president of business operations. San Diego County administered its first COVID-19 vaccines on Dec.

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36 apply for vacant Oceanside council seat By Samantha Nelson

OCEANSIDE — Nearly 40 people applied to fill the District 1 City Council seat left open last month when longtime councilwoman Esther Sanchez was sworn in as mayor. A 20-year member of the council, Sanchez was first elected to represent District 1 in 2018 after the city changed to district elections, requiring council members to live in the district they represent. In December, City Council decided by a majority vote to go forward with appointing a new council member to fill the District 1 seat until the current term expires in 2022. Sanchez was the only one opposed, preferring a special election instead. Residents who applied are required to live in District 1, which covers most of downtown Oceanside and extends east into the city’s

center. The deadline to apply was Jan. 8. According to City Clerk Zeb Navarro, 36 people applied. The complete list of applicants for the District 1 seat is as follows: Dean Andersen, Eric Anderson, Drew Andrioff, Anthony Avila, Mark Barone, Zack Beck, Stacy Begin, Matthew Caulfield, Joseph Gallagher, David Griffith, Chelsea Gutmann, Thao Ha, Heather Hutchinson, Kori Jensen, Terry Warren Johnson, Clyde Frazier Jr., Wilbert Earl Cossel Jr., Jaime Justo, Ashley Keller, Rebekka Kinder, Kyle Krahel, Rick Kratcoski, Alvin McGee, Julia Juarez Miller, Jacqueline Montaño, Michael Odegaard, Mike Ogden, Stephanie Ramos, Elizabeth Schwartze, Darin Selnick, Nima Sepassi, Robert Sibilia, Laird Stabler, Cynthia Staley, Lane Steward and Raquel Utnehmer.

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido History Center recently released a book on the history of Escondido, which dates back more than 130 years, called “Escondido, a Pictorial History of the Hidden Valley.” The book, which was nearly two years in the making, was co-written by the Escondido History Center’s executive director, Robin Fox, and the center’s board vice president, Carol Rea. The work features hundreds of photographs, the earliest dating to 1886, most of which have not been seen before publicly, according to Rea. “The opportunity kind of came to us, and we agreed to do the research and pull the photographs,” Rea said. “First, we had to decide how to lay it out, and it was an interesting process because how do you tell well over a hundred years of history in a book and not take 10 years to do it?” The opportunity came in the form of a publishing company that approached the center and wanted to create a fundraiser book. “The back of the book is filled with families and businesses and organizations that paid for those pages, and that helped pay for the actual book,” Rea said. “And then proceeds from the book will go back to the History Center. We weren’t able to hold our fundraisers

THE COVER OF the Escondido History Center’s recently released book on the city’s history. The cover art is by Gloria Warren. Photo courtesy of Escondido History Center

in 2020, and 2021 is looking doubtful, so this is our primary fundraiser.” The last detailed history book about Escondido, “Hidden Valley Heritage, Escondido’s First 100 Years,” was written more than 30 years ago, in 1988. “It’s unique because it includes the last 30 years, and that’s why I love it,” Rea said. “It’s going to benefit the old timers who’ve been around here forever and watched their city tran-

sition into what it is today, but it’s also good for the newcomers. … I think it will appeal to a wide audience to enjoy, reminisce and to learn about the history of their city.” The 250-page book is divided into five chapters: Earliest Escondido, Community, Commerce, Culture and Government Sites & Services. This is followed by an Escondido Timeline and finally a sponsors section.

“I love history and I like sharing that love with other people because it’s so fascinating to start reading all of these stories and seeing these photos and imagining what life was like here,” Rea said. “I believe we are a unique community, and this explains it.” The book can be purchased for $79.95 at It is also available for sale by appointment at the Escondido History Center.

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he Famers Insurance Open is coming. Just don’t listen for its arrival as the pandemic forces its spirited fans to sit this one out. The annual house party that North County hosts along its ocean cliffs, with the whales headed south and hang gliders overhead, is making an adjustment. The world’s best players will grace the Torrey Pines Golf Course on Jan. 28-31, but among them won’t be some of the Tour’s most lively spectators. Locals, though, will be traipsing the track, which is the site of this summer’s U.S. Open. If the Farmers entry fee included a neighborly discount, many would qualify. Xander Schauffele is among those familiar with the North and South layouts. Others with North County ties include Pat Perez (Torrey Pines High), Charley Hoffman (Poway), Jamie Lovemark (Torrey Pines) and Phil Mickelson. We’re not sure if the nomadic Mickelson still has a

XANDER SCHAUFFELE, shown in action last June, is a Carmel Valley resident who starred at San Diego State. He’s ranked No. 4 in the world. File photo

Rancho Santa Fe home, but the San Diego native gets mentioned, too. Schauffele, ranked No. 4 in the world, is a Carmel Valley resident and a former San Diego State star. He’s on cloud nine just to be able to compete after his go-round with COVID-19. Schauffele, a four-time Tour winner, tested positive in mid-December after his girlfriend was exposed to the virus. Schauffele learned of

her fate while at a Callaway Golf advertising shoot with fellow pros Joh Rahm and Mickelson. Suddenly golf was secondary to 10 days of quarantining, and Schauffele completed it while experiencing mild symptoms. But like any duffer standing over a birdie putt, he did so while letting his mind wander. “It’s a bit scary just because there’s so many unknown facts about the whole COVID process,”

Schauffele told reporters at the recent Sentry Tournament of Champions. Schauffele finished second at the TOC. He’s primed to soon parade around Torrey Pines, although no boosters will be tooting his horn or hugging the ropes. For Schauffele, he’s positive that’s a negative. “It’s just good for our sport and our game,” said Schauffele, whose best finish at the Famers is tied for

25th in 2019. “It’s better for competition, really.” The X Man on the Tour said it’s difficult to ignore the void when the stakes are high. “It sort of is the ‘X’ factor that tournaments really don’t have right now,” he said. “It’s sort of an inside competition amongst us. But when there are fans there everyone seems to — it’s just like everything (now) kind of feels like practice.” Schauffele, 27, feels relieved that he’s back outdoors chasing a golf ball and a tournament win, something that alluded him last year. Being cooped up and idle isn’t par for Schauffele’s course. “I have two dogs, so they were going stir crazy,” he said. “The first four days were very much on the couch and in bed. I live in a 2,000-square-foot condo, so it’s not like we have a whole lot of space to sort of stretch out and run around.” When Schauffele roams Torrey, it’ll come minus the roars that ricochet off its canyons to signal a round-shifting shot. The real change is that there will be no customers this year. Contact Jay Paris at Follow him @jparis_sports

to play event for 28th time By Staff

LA JOLLA — San Diego native Phil Mickelson and three other top players have committed to compete in the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open, set for Jan. 28 through Jan. 31 at Torrey Pines Golf Course: Mickelson, a threetime Masters champion (2004, 2006, 2010) who also won the PGA Championship in 2005 and The Open in 2013, will make his 28th appearance in the Farmers Insurance Open. The additional top golfers include Jon Rahm, world No. 2 and 2017 Farmers Insurance Open champion; Brooks Koepka, world No. 12 and fourtime major championship winner; and Marc Leishman, world No. 28 and defending Famers Insurance Open champion. Rahm, Koepka and Leishman join a field that currently includes 15 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings. The field is not final until the commitment deadline on Friday, Jan. 22.

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North County state legislators share priorities for new session By Dan Brendel

gling small businesses.” “introduce legislation adCOVID-19 vaccine: dressing the underlying be“The vaccine ought to be havioral health issues that available as soon as possi- lead to homelessness and ble to those that choose to incarceration.” take it, with the priority Other priorities inbeing those who are most clude “ensuring a swift, susceptible to COVID …. equitable and efficient Some of the delays in dis- reopening of schools and tribution in California and businesses when it is safe other states stems from to do so,” as well as “comgovernors trying to politi- batting wildfires with adecize it along the lines of so- quate state funding and racalled ‘racial equity,’ which tional prevention policies,” I think is the wrong way to Waldron said. go and only adds to delays COVID-19 vaccine: “I in distribution.” understand the challengAffordable housing: es … but am disappointed “I am open to legislation with the results so far. Calto make it easier for de- ifornia is woefully behind velopers to build housing, where it needs to be in however, this must remain terms of administering the balanced with local control. vaccine, which the governor Communities need to make has made a precursor to reit possible for developers to opening. I support allowing make projects pencil out, more providers to distribbut locals still know what is ute the vaccine, including best for their own commu- pharmacists, dentists and SEN. PAT BATES nity.” nurse practitioners who are Jones voted last year in trained as necessary.” Alongside other North Affordable housing: “I County Republicans, Bates THE COAST NEWS asked four North County state lawmakers about their priorities and favor of SB-1120. believe there are opportucoauthored the Keep Cali- planned bills over the next two years. File photo ASM. MARIE WALDRON nities for policies that will fornia Working Act, SB-74, which would appropriate sure that the vaccine’s side we can make sure these col- bills on the issue of housing Waldron emphasized grow California’s housing lapses do not permanently this year. I will be looking healthcare issues and her stock, drive down the cost $2.6 billion to aid small effects are minimal.” Affordable housing: sever this corridor and dis- at each to assess how they priorities include “ensur- of living, and maintain a businesses and nonprofits Waldron “believes that in- rupt the critical movement impact my district … and ing access to physical and balance between state and hard hit by COVID-19. ensure we are not imposing behavioral health care, local authority. Our state The bill defines small creasing supply is essential of goods.” Other bills in the works one-size-fits-all solutions.” particularly in underserved imposes too many regulabusinesses as those employ- to addressing the state’s ing fewer than 100 people. housing crisis, but not at would “continue to build on rural areas, which includes tions on housing developIt would award grants of un- the cost of eliminating lo- my existing legislative pri- SEN. BRIAN JONES the expansion of telehealth, ment that add to costs, despecified amounts on a first- cal control, Ongtoaboc said, orities,” Boerner-Horvath Among other things, increasing providers and lays and lawsuits. We need referring readers to a 2018 said. “I am also still taking Jones said he’s “focused streamlining the health- to look at reducing these come-first-served basis. burdens.” Bates also coauthored op-ed she published in this applications for my ‘There on holding government ac- care system.” Waldron said SB 1120, Ought to Be A Law’ con- countable” during the panSB-58, which would prohib- newspaper. Waldron will work on test, where your idea could demic. it the Employment Develop“substance use treatment which she voted against, end up becoming a new ment Department, or EDD, ASM. TASHA He co-authored a raft expansion and recognition “had some problems … due law here in California. We of legislation — including of the interconnectedness to it creating a statewide from sending mail contain- BOERNER-HORVATH mandate ing certain personal idenIn addition to “a path to continue to look at ways to AB-54, AB-69, AB-76 and of healthcare and [sub- one-size-fits-all tifying information, and recovery” from COVID-19, make telework a continued SB-74 — which aims to “pro- stance use disorders].” that took away local conSB-75, which would create a Boerner-Horvath said she’ll viable option for employers tect business owners by Additionally, she plans to trol.” task force to improve South- focus especially on the “ex- and employees alike, both prohibiting state agencies ern California’s response to istential threat” of rising to strengthen economic from revoking a business fentanyl abuse. sea levels due to climate opportunity and reduce license for non-compliance greenhouse gases.” “She also plans on in- change. with shutdown orders withCOVID-19 vaccine: out proof that the business troducing … a new version “I introduced AB-50, of a prior bill [SB 1090] to my bill to establish a Cli- “We have heard of prob- was a cause of widespread San Dieguito Ar t Guild, Est. 1965 address coastal erosion in mate Adaptation Center lems and confusion from COVID transmission; preMARKETPLACE North San Diego County that provides technical as- constituents …, and we are serve our liberty by ensurand beyond,” said Ronald sistance to smaller coast- actively talking to the Ad- ing that a State of EmerOngtoaboc, Waldron’s com- al cities,” she said. AB- ministration and staff from gency declaration issued by munication director. 66 would “fund research the Governor’s office about the Governor expires after COVID-19 vaccine: into bluff failures with concerns and how they can 60 days rather than going Bates “agrees with Gov. the goal of developing an best be addressed.” on indefinitely; require eqAffordable housing: “I uity in education by ensurNewsom that the current early warning notification pace of distributing the system.” AB-111 would al- voted ‘No’ last year on SB- ing every California child COVID vaccine in Califor- locate “$5 million to SAN- 1120, and it is not unreason- has the right to in-person nia is too slow,” Ongtoaboc DAG for the LOSSAN cor- able to expect that there instruction; and provide said. “She also wants to en- ridor realignment study so will be a number of new grants of funding to strugREGION — Since California’s legislature reconvened Monday, North County’s lawmakers say they’ll look toward COVID-19 recovery, climate change, balancing housing affordability against local control and healthcare issues, among other things. Sen. Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner-Horvath (D-Encinitas) represent Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and Camp Pendleton. Sen. Brian Jones (R-Santee) and Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) represent San Marcos and Escondido. Voters reelected Boerner-Horvath and Waldron in November. All four legislators’ terms expire in 2022.





Oceanside was even worse. It wasn’t just Encinitas that was open.” Last week, the city of Carlsbad held a special meeting to discuss enhanced enforcement of restaurants and businesses in "willful violation" of state and county health mandates. However, the Carlsbad City Council declined to adopt additional measures in favor of a more comprehensive approach. As for Encinitas, city officials started cracking down on businesses violating public health directives on city property, threatening to revoke city-issued encroachment permits. Local businesses are now forced to navigate a nearly impossible situation — balancing business with compliance — and hoping to make it through the pan-


demic in one piece. As for Arato, he doesn’t have an encroachment permit from the city and admits that selling ice cream is less complicated than full-service restaurants. Arato said he doesn’t

blame other business own- you can do in this situation ers for doing what they that will make everybody must to survive. At the happy.” same time, he understands the city can’t sit idly by. “I understand the city has to say something,” Arato said. “There is nothing

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Carlsbad approves power supply options for Clean Energy Alliance By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — The Clean Energy Alliance is preparing to set its own rates in February ahead of its May 1 launch to provide at least 50% green energy to three North County cities. Before the rates are set, each city — Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solana Beach — must each bring back to the CEA board its options for power supply default allowing ratepayers to choose their preference. Carlsbad recommended three of four products to be presented for consideration by the multi-city community choice energy provider, which include Clean Impact, Solana Energy Alliance (SEA) product match and Green Impact. The Local Impact, an opt-down product offering lower rates for lower-income ratepayers and small businesses with lower renewable thresholds, was not approved in the 3-2 vote during its Jan. 12 meeting. Mayor Matt Hall and Councilwoman Cori Schumacher were against it. Councilwoman Teresa Acosta championed the three approved products but did not support the Local Impact program as an additional offering at this time. However, Clean Energy Alliance CEO Barbara Boswell said low-income ratepayers, who meet the criteria, will still be al-

NORTH COUNTY cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach and Carlsbad are preparing to launch a new community choice energy joint powers authority on May 1. File photo

lowed to continue their participation in statewide programs and can roll those programs over to the energy provider. Residents will start receiving notices about the transfer to Clean Energy Alliance in March but may choose to opt-out and remain with SDG&E. Ratepayers may also opt-out after Clean Energy Alliance

launch on May 1. “If the number is too drastic, you’re going to lose a lot,” Hall said of the initial products and losing ratepayers. “For some businesses, bills run in the tens of thousands of dollars. For those businesses struggling, the more tools we give them, it shows that we are at least reaching out.” The Clean Impact de-

Oceanside Unified school board rejects in-person elementary classes By Dan Brendel

OCEANSIDE — By a 4 to 1 vote Tuesday, the Oceanside Unified School District board decided not to return elementary students to in-person instruction, though health restrictions wouldn’t preclude doing so. In the fall, Elementary students returned to school under a “hybrid instructional model,” whereby grade cohorts were divided into two groups trading-off

— the most restrictive of four state-defined COVID risk categories — “we can open up for in-person instruction with elementary at any time of the board’s choosing,” Superintendent Julie Vitale told the board Tuesday. In-person instruction would still need to adhere to guidelines from the state departments of health and education. District staff presented the board an option to be-

I don’t know if I’d be comfortable sending my kid back … and then they’re coming back home to me to spread it.” Stacy Begin President, Oceanside Unified Board of Trustees

days of in-person instruction. Group A went to school while Group B completed assigned work virtually, and vice versa. Grades 6-12 continued to take classes virtually. But in December, given the surge in COVID-19 cases, the school board decided to send elementary students back to virtual-only classes, promising to revisit the decision in January. “Even though we’re now in the purple tier”

gin full in-person instruction for K-3 students, five days per week, by March 1. This would’ve been possible by hiring 36 additional teachers to accommodate smaller class sizes, using existing federal CARES Act funds. But staff advised keeping schools closed until San Diego County drops into the state’s red tier, a lower risk category, which might not happen during the current school year.

While the board approved hiring extra teachers, it opted not to launch K-3 in-person instruction by March, citing concerns about COVID-19 spread. “I don’t still fully understand why one would open back up in a purple tier, even if they were allowed to,” School Board Member Mike Blessing said. “I’m very concerned about opening under … the current conditions.” Several COVID-related measures for San Diego County far surpass red-tier thresholds, Associate Superintendent Mercedes Lovie said. For example, while the red tier would require no more than 7 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people per day, as of Monday, the county’s case rate was 54. Oceanside’s case rate, as of Jan. 8, was about 56, Lovie said. “We’re not even just purple, we’re black because we’re so far over the edge,” School Board m=Member Raquel Alvarez said. “I don’t know if I’d be comfortable sending my kid back, …, and then they’re coming back home to me to spread it,” President Stacy Begin said. “We have our employees to think about, as well.” Only Trustee Eric Joyce voted against the deTURN TO SCHOOLS ON A15

fault option calls for 50% renewable energy, the Solana Energy Alliance match offers 50% renewables and 75% carbon-free and the Clean Impact is a 100% renewable energy option. The Local Impact option would not have been a default product, but rather eligible individuals could choose it if they meet specific criteria.

The current minimum state requirements under the Local Impact are 36% renewables for 2021 increasing annually to 60% by 2030. “Alternative products agencies may select,” Boswell said. “The optional products ratepayers can select either to opt-up or opt-down depending on the default power supply their community has selected.” The debate centered on the Local Impact as Hall said it would allow struggling businesses to have cheaper electricity bills, thus impacting jobs, while Councilwoman Cori Schumacher added in addition to small businesses the product would also help low-income residents and providing an equitable agency. According to Hall, 72% of energy used in the city comes from businesses, while 12.15% of Carlsbad residents are enrolled in the California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE) and Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) programs. The CARE program offers 30% off an electric bill, while the FERA discount is 18%, according to Boswell. While the state minimum is 36%, Hall said Clean Energy Alliance can opt to go with a higher percentage, but lower than 50% to help those struggling. Using 36% as the ex-

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Solana Beach murder suspect pleads not guilty

Shakeup bumps Schumacher from SANDAG, CEA boards

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CARLSBAD — The city’s representation for its regional and municipal committees got a facelift. Mayor Matt Hall will return to the San Diego Association of Governments board of directors, while Councilwoman Priya Bhat-Patel will join the Clean Energy Alliance board while remaining with North County Transit District. Previously, Councilwoman Cori Schumacher represented the city with those agencies, but the council voted 5-0 for Hall to join SANDAG's board and 3-2 for Bhat-Patel to join Clean Energy Alliance, replacing Schumacher on both committees. Both SANDAG and Clean Energy Alliance boards appear to have the biggest spotlights, largely due to the county's estimated $177 billion transit makeover and ongoing push toward achieving 100% renewable energy. Schumacher helped lay the groundwork for the Clean Energy Alliance, a joint powers agreement between the cities of Carlsbad, Solana Beach and Del Mar, and served as a board member since the partnership was established in November 2019. “I fought for (the Clean Energy Alliance) the last four years,” Schumacher said. “This is the one regional board that I’m interested in and have invested political capital. I would say (remain as) the primary position and have been serving on this board since its inception.” Freshman Councilwoman Teresa Acosta, after

SOLANA BEACH — A woman who allegedly killed a man whose body was found inside her Solana Beach home on New Year's Day pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge. Jade Sasha Janks, 37, is accused in the death of 64-year-old Thomas Merriman, the co-founder of Butterfly Farms, an Encinitas nonprofit organization focused on the conservation and study of native butterflies. Sheriff’s deputies sent to the defendant's home in the 100 block of Nardo Avenue on the afternoon of Jan. 1 to check on Merriman's welfare found his body inside the residence and took Janks into custody, San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Thomas Seiver said. A suspected motive for the murder was not disclosed, nor the relationship, if any, between Janks and Merriman. The criminal complaint indicates the killing took place on Dec. 31 but does not state Merriman’s cause of death. Butterfly Farms issued a statement last week regarding Merriman’s death: “Honestly, we are at a loss for words still on how to move forward here. We want to continue to share what’s going on at the farm in honor and remembrance of our co-founder, Tom, and all of the dedication he has poured into our farm and butterflies. Tom will forever remain in our hearts and our farm.”


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Second round of Oceanside grants begin By City News Service

OCEANSIDE — The second round of Oceanside Small Business Grants opened to business owners at 8 a.m. on Monday as part of the Oceanside City Council’s effort to keep small businesses afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the council approved a grant program to provide financial assistance to local businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program is funded with $750,000 in unused funds from the COVID-19 business loan program that began in April 2020. This second round of grants builds on the initial grant program where 130 local businesses were

awarded $257,000, along with a no-to-low interest business loan program, a shop local campaign, relaxed business regulations and a utility relief program. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A tiered system that considers the business type and financial impact of COVID-19 will be used to determine grant amounts. “Small businesses are the drivers of economic growth in our city, and this program will get funding to those that need it the most,'' said Mayor Esther Sanchez. "We are committed to helping our businesses survive through this chal-

lenging time. I am hopeful that Oceanside restaurants and other small businesses will regain the strong momentum they had before the pandemic.” Oceanside is partnering with MainStreet Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce to manage the program and disburse funds to eligible Oceanside businesses. MainStreet will take applications for downtown businesses and the chamber will take applications for businesses elsewhere in the city The online application will be available at 8 a.m. on the City of Oceanside Economic Development website, www.osidebiz. com.


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some clunky procedural issues, was selected as the alternate committee member for the Clean Energy Alliance committee. “I’d like to reiterate my interest,” Acosta said. “I have a lot of passion for these issues and have done a lot of research as well.” Clean Energy Alliance is set to propose its rates in February, which must then be approved by the California Public Utilities Commission, making the board of high interest. At SANDAG, the transportation agency is currently in the midst of repositioning the county’s infrastructure to become much more transit-friendly. The controversial 5 Big Moves has rattled cities in North and East county with its cost and proposal to bypass previously promised highway improvements, including improvements to Interstate 15 and state Route 78 interchange. Additionally, SANDAG is also partnering with the Board of Supervisors and cities across the county to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Councilman Keith Blackburn remains as Mayor Pro Tempore and will continue his role with Schumacher on the municipal code subcommittee, while Acosta will join Hall on the city’s legislative subcommittee. Bhat-Patel was also approved for the SANDAG Shoreline Preservation Committee. Schumacher will return to the California League of Cities San Diego Division and remain on the North County Homeless Action Plan subcommittee with Hall.


team support and encouragement,” Curry said. An individual with ties to the organization who wished to remain anonymous noted that the survey only asked parents, not employees, if they wanted to return to school in person. Curry said the school surveys both parents and employees often, adding that both have participated in two surveys in the past four months. “I understand that everyone is dealing with their own emotional wherewithal and processing the meaning and intent of my message fluctuates from person to person,” Curry said. “We are providing follow up to those needing support in the same manner that every employee is used to experiencing in their employment at The Classical Academies.” On Jan. 8, a few days after Curry’s video was posted and subsequently taken down, TCA made the decision to not return large groups of students to campus in response to the growing numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and lack of ICU capacity.


an individual posted the videoCROP on social media making “false claims” and .93 “badmouthing” the organi.93 zation. 4.17message didn’t sit The 4.28 some staff memwell with bers and their family members. Some felt the message was cruel towards TCA employees, but Curry disagreed, explaining that was a “false impression of someone not in the organization.” “This particular video was to remind employees, as they returned from the holiday break, that we were completing our parent survey, data was showing 70% wanted more time with credentialed teachers,” Curry said. Curry also explained that he regularly communicates with others in the organization with videos like this one. “The video message is one moment in time and is completely out of context after months of communications, memos and emails exchanged providing our

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Carlsbad doctor finds cure for dyslexia, poor readers win big

READING WITHOUT LIMITS can help students improve their reading skills in a matter of a few months rather than over the course of several years. Courtesy photo

Up until now, students with Dyslexia have had to live with their reading disability. This is no longer true. A Carlsbad eye doctor has discovered a new treatment for Dyslexia that works faster and more efficiently than anything else out there. The treatment is so unique that a patent is pending on the process. Unlike most treatments for Dyslexia and other reading disabilities, Dr. David Bloch’s Reading Without Limits program has been helping students improve their reading skills in a matter of a few months rather than over the course of several years. Traditionally, when we learn to read, we are asked to sound out words that we don’t know. Most treatments for Dyslexia continue to use this phonics based approach, but Dr. Bloch says that isn’t the right solution. People with Dyslexia actually have a disconnect between their auditory and visual processing systems. “They don’t need help with sounds,” Dr. Bloch said. “They know the sounds, they just don’t see words correctly.” Those with Dyslexia see words jumbled, reversed or transposed, causing confusion and poor reading comprehension. Dr. Bloch’s method doesn’t ask students to sound words out. Believe it or not, it also doesn’t use phonics, sight reading, picture books or verbal cues. “Most people say this is impossible until they see me demonstrate it,” Dr. Bloch said. Dr. Bloch uses a series of drills to reprogram a reader’s visual and cognitive processing. It works much like reloading software into a computer, so he refers to it as “a brain reboot.” Unfortunately, many people with Dyslexia fail to find the right program to improve their reading skills. They will spend years

struggling to read proficiently. But with Dr. Bloch’s new treatment, they could be reading several grade levels ahead of where they were in just months. Erin McGough, a teacher in the region with a Masters in Reading and Language Arts, first found out about the program on Facebook. Her child was diagnosed with Dyslexia and struggles with reading. Though her child is making progress through extra support from the school, it wasn’t enough. McGough needed to find more to help improve her child’s reading skills. At first skeptical about the program, McGough is now quite impressed with how well it works. She explained that Dr. Bloch picks apart words and associates those word pieces with other words students already know. “His technique is something that I have never seen before,” McGough said. Jen Lopez, a special education teacher in the region, has noticed an improvement in her daughter’s reading abilities after recently starting the program. Though her daughter isn’t diagnosed with Dyslexia, she tends to read slower and often backtrack and re-read words. Since starting the program, Lopez has seen significant improvement in her daughter’s word recognition abilities. “It’s really interesting to see how he approaches breaking down the words and decoding them,” Lopez said. Lopez added that she thinks Dr. Bloch’s Reading Without Limits program is “a more effective approach than what we’re using in the school system.” Get more information by visiting or schedule an evaluation by calling 760730-3711. Dr. Bloch’s office is located at 2814 Roosevelt St. Suite B, Carlsbad, CA. 92008.

REGION — A group of San Diego County’s public health officials pledged to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination campaigns across the county over the next several weeks during the San Diego Association of Governments' Jan. 8 meeting. Several local health officials, including Nick Macchione, director of the county's health and human services agency; infectious disease specialist Dr. Ankita Kadakia; Jennifer Bransford-Koons, public testing branch director for the county’s COVID-19 response team, and Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County's public health officer, provided the regional agency a status update on the county's vaccine rollout. Currently, 60,000 people have received the first round of vaccinations under the county’s first phase (Phase 1A), which includes health care workers and residents in long-term care facilities. Recipients will need two doses of the vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). According to Macchione, in order to reach herd immunity, the county needs

to find ways to increase the vaccine workforce. Between 75% to 85% of people need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Macchione said roughly 4,800 paramedics and EMTs in the county will help perform vaccinations, even floating the possibility of recruiting school nurses to help administer the vaccine. “Our goal is to have pods, or vaccination sites, throughout the county like testing,” Macchione said. "In the weeks to come, numbers will increase. There is definite urgency. About 7080% of hospital employees are opting in. You’d think it would be higher. Going to have to work hard to get the public involved.” According to the county’s website, there are two phases, although Phase 1 has five tiers. Residents in the first three tiers under Phase 1A (health care workers) are currently eligible for vaccination. The next two tiers under Phase 1B include people aged 65 years and older and additional job sectors,

including education, childcare, emergency services and critical manufacturing, to name a few. The final phase, Phase 2, includes all individuals age 16 and older. Dr. Denise Foster, director of the county's vaccine clinical branch, said the CDC allocates a certain number of vaccines to states based on population. The California Department of Public Health opened enrollment to clinical providers to allow for them to be COVID providers. The CDC determines the number of vaccines based on registration while the county allocates and reserves those doses, Foster said. Macchione could not commit to a timeline as many challenges are ahead, most notable the difficulty of reaching residents currently living in 1,300 longterm care facilities across the county. Catherine Blakespear, SANDAG chair and Encinitas mayor, said under the current pace, it may take up to nine months to reach those herd immunity targets. Macchione said the county is working rapidly to provide more vaccination

sites, plus recruiting the aforementioned workforce. On Monday, UC San Diego Health, San Diego County and the Padres announced a “Vaccination Super Station” near Petco Park in an effort to safely vaccinate the 500,000 health care workers in the region eligible for Phase 1A-Tier categories on California's vaccine priority list. According to Kadakia, a county medical doctor, the Pfizer vaccine has a 95% efficacy rate and Pederma’s vaccine is 94% effective. San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said the virus impacts everyone differently, noting the challenges with the homeless and Black and brown communities. “Please avail yourself of the vaccines to get our economy back up and kids back in school,” Gloria said. The county has set up a website,, with information about the tiers and vaccination program. In addition, the county is requiring individuals currently eligible for the vaccine under Phase 1A to schedule an appointment on the county website.

Transit agencies seek input on possible rate hikes By Staff

REGION — SANDAG, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and the North County Transit District (NCTD) jointly hosted three virtual public meetings the week of Jan. 15 to collect input on proposed MTS and NCTD transit fare changes. During the virtual meetings, attendees had the opportunity to submit public comments, speak to staff members, and learn

more about the proposed changes. All comments will be summarized and presented to the SANDAG Transportation Committee and MTS and NCTD boards of directors during the next few months. If approved by all three boards, the proposed changes will be implemented after May 1, 2021. Two fare adjustment scenarios are under consideration.

One scenario will include increases to regional monthly products from $72 to $75 for adults and from $23 to $24 for youth, seniors, disabled, and Medicare riders. Both scenarios will: — Reduce one-way cash fares for youth to align with the discounted Senior/Disabled/Medicare(S/D/M) cash fares — Increase adult oneway cash fares on the Trolley, SPRINTER, and most

bus services from $2.50 to $2.75 — Include “bestfare” capabilities for 1-day and monthly passes (except NCTD COASTER) — Eliminate rolling 30-day passes — Increase MTS Access and NCTD LIFT fares from $5 to $5.50 For more information about the proposed changes, next steps, and opportunities to provide input, visit


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ning when my boys were younger, Matthew, then ten, looked at me from across a restaurant table and said quite seriously, ‘Dad, how come it was more fun when you were a kid?’ I asked what he meant, and he replied, ‘Well, you’re always talking about your woods and tree houses, and how you used to ride that horse down near the swamp.’ ” Louv continues: “My son was right. Americans around my age, baby boomers or older, enjoyed a kind of free, natural play that seems, in the era of cell phones, instant messaging, and Nintendo, like a quaint artifact. A kid today can likely tell you about the Amazon rain forest — but not about the last time he or she explored the woods in solitude, or lay in a field listening to the wind and watching the clouds move.”

sabella Wakefield is a beekeeper. At 21, this blue-eyed, blondhaired beauty is not the typical millennial but an active caretaker of the earth. She lives with her family in Vista on a small piece of property with a large vegetable garden and carefully tended beehives. “My mom introduced me to beekeeping, but I have always been interested in vegetable gardens since I grew up in Nebraska,” she said. “We had land and lived on a lake, so I was always outside doing something!” KEEPER OF THE BEES When I met the young NATURE DEFICIT beekeeper Isabella, she DISORDER was working her day-job Years ago, at an Amer- as a barista at Baba Coffee ican Horticultural Society on State Street. I was overyouth gardening confer- joyed to find a candidate ence, I had the pleasure for what I like to call the of hearing Richard Louv “Young Farmers” segment speak. Louv is the author of of my column. “Last Child in the Woods,” She was sharing some and has written extensively of the honey she had reabout what he calls “nature cently harvested from her deficit disorder.” hives, and I asked if I could He recalls: “One eve- hear more about her beekeeping experiences. She went on to tell KEEPING PATIENTS me about her training and with Bee Leaf USA, a HEALTHY & HAPPY work local company that specializes in the safe and humane AT HOME ! live removal of honeybee Call us today! colonies that are discov760-632-8746 ered in adverse locations, without pesticides or harmful chemicals. Bee Leaf owner Travis Wolfe described Bella as “an advocate for the bees 1991 Village Park Way, Ste. 2L and a steward of the earth.” ENCINITAS The company trains its em-

decreasing crop diversity, poor beekeeping practices and loss of habitat. The use of pesticides weaken the bees’ immune system and can kill them,” according to a 2019 US Department of Agriculture assessment.

ISABELLA WAKEFIELD specializes in the safe and humane live removal of honeybee colonies. Courtesy photo

We had land and lived on a lake, so I was always outside doing something.” Isabella Wakefield, 21 Beekeeper, on growing up in Nebraska

ployees to rescue and remove colonies located in attics, walls, irrigation boxes and underground. According to Wolfe, “The process is complicated as well as dangerous as we transport the entire colony to our sanctuary. The col-

onies are placed in bee boxes where they are cared for and cultivated for honey.” Not only do the bees provide us with honey, but the beekeepers are becoming stewards in preventing bee decline. “Bee decline has many causes including

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pup needs new home By Staff

RANCHO SANTA FE — Late last month, a 3-year-old Labrador Retriever/Shepherd mix arrived by transport from Calexico. Named Louis, the gentle canine was dealing with more than relocation jitters. In a case unlike any other seen at Helen Woodward Animal Center, Louis’ former owners failed to seek treatment for an eye infection until it was too late and Louis had to have his eyes removed. They subsequently relinquished him when discovering the challenges of living with a blind pet. Louis has stolen the hearts of Center staffers who now have their sights set on finding him the perfect forever home. Louis became available for adoption Jan. 13. Upon arrival at HWAC, Louis was placed into the home of a center foster who has been helping him transition to his new life without sight. Louis’ eyes were removed in early December 2020, after which he was promptly relinquished to the pound and pulled by a center partner rescue organization. With no way for Louis to communicate, it is impossible to know his complete history but a medical check revealed another distressing episode in his past life. It appeared that Louis had been hit by a car and broken his leg, sometime around January 2020, and was never treated for the injury. “It is incredibly important that people who consider getting a pet know the obligations they take on with these animals,” said HWAC Adoptions Director Hella Tyler. “When people get their pets for free off Craigslist, they don’t seem to realize that pets come with responsibilities and a monthly expense for their caretaking, including medical care. To adopt Louis or for more information on Helen Woodward Animal Center, fill out an application on, or call (858) 756-4117.

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decision. “We do not currently have evidence that we would need to wait for the (COVID-19) case rate to return to [red tier level] before returning safely to the in-person instruction for elementary schoolaged children,” Joyce said. “We don’t have any evidence that we had transmissions on our campuses or that the case rates were impacted locally by elementary schools being open during our time that we were open. I do not think that the science supports a restrictive wait until the Red tier and I don’t think that strikes the right balance.” While certain subgroups of students with special needs can see their teachers, meetings might last only “30 or 40 minutes, three times a week,” Joyce said. “What I would like more than anything would be … a plan for our special education students, K-12. Because, again, we have had permission to bring them back with their teachers since September.” Several public speakers criticized the board for not returning to in-person instruction more aggressively, especially for students with special needs. “Why have we not heard any information about your plans for the staff to receive [vaccinations] and what that means for the move to in-person learning?” public speaker Aimee Palmer said. She also complained of a perceived lack of transparency, saying: “The last board meeting was the first I’ve ever heard of us not having enough staff to return to in-person schooling. I’ve been on the district web page almost daily trying to glean even a tiny crumb of information out of you.” “Every indication has [been] that we are supposed to start receiving the vaccination in February. Say that is all complete by March, and other factors change as well — the board could reconvene and make a different decision,” Vitale said. “While this is our decision for now, it’s the decision for now. And that could potentially change as circumstances change.”


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Oceanside residents may recycle their Christmas tree curbside through Jan. 15. Remove all stands and decorations before placing it next to your green waste bin on your regular collection day. Flocked trees will be collected through normal landfill service, and will need to be cut into pieces before being placed in the grey landfill bin. GIVE BLOOD, WIN GAME TIX

To boost blood donations, the American Red Cross is teaming up with the NFL to urge people, especially those who have recovered from COVID-19, to give blood now. All who come to donate blood or platelets this January will be automatically entered to win a getaway to next year’s Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles. In addition, those who come to give by Jan. 20, will also be automatically entered to win a Big Game at Home package, which includes a 65-inch television and a $500 gift card to put toward food and fun. APPLY FOR ‘LEGO MASTERS’

Morning Farmer’s Market every Thursday with local farmers and vendors on Market Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Pier View Way, Farmer’s Market is operating in three socially distanced sections. Face coverings required to enter. BECOME A VIRTUAL FOSTER


Join the Republican Club of Ocean Hills at 1 p.m. Jan. 20, to hear Stephen Frank, political consultant and 2021 candidate for the California Republican Party Chair. RCOH will meet on ZOOM. For more information and the link to attend the ZOOM meeting, e-mail Republic a nClubOfOcea n H i l ls @ THE RED CROSS is partnering with the NFL to encourage or call John at blood donation. Those who donate in January could win (760) 497-6117. Check out tickets to the 2022 Super Bowl in Los Angeles. Courtesy photo RCOH at day-Wednesday or Wednes- of Commerce is hosting a day-Friday) from 7 a.m. Finance Education series INFANT STORY TIME to 6 p.m. to accommodate with Thrivant Financial Escondido Public Lidifferent schedules. For Associate, Robert Briones brary presents Virtual more information, visit our from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. Baby Lapsit story time at website. For questions or to 20. RSVP to https://bit. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 for birth register, contact us at (760) ly/3s9V9Pg. to 3 and Virtual Toddler 433-8920. Tales at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28 CITIZENSHIP CLASS for walkers to 3. Access The Oceanside Library both on Facebook & Instawill be offering a citizen- gram. MLK WEEK AT UCSD ship class, in order for eliUC San Diego’s cam- gible students to prepare pus community will host a for the U.S. Citizenship and weeklong series of virtual Immigration Service Natu- WINTER READING FUN events focusing on service, ralization Test. Classes will Escondido Public Lidialogue and training from be held online on Wednes- brary will host a Virtual January 18 to 23, as part of days at 6 p.m., beginning Winter Activity Challenge the Martin Luther King Jr. in January once the class running through Feb. 2 for Week of Service. Admis- has a sufficient number of all ages. Register and log sion is free to a Commu- students. In this class, stu- your activities at escondinity Building Circle with dents will learn about U.S. Dialogue Ambassador Pro- history and government, gram from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. and prepare for the citizen- GET FRESH 18 and a Black-owned Busi- ship interview. Classes will Shop the Oceanside ness Panel from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 21. For more information and to register for the events, visit mlkday.ucsd. edu.

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It is the final call for “Lego Masters” season-two casting applications. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 15. Those who are 18 years and older, have a big imagination and an affinity for LEGO builds should apply at The series is returning with host Will Arnett and is casting creators, thinkers, builders and LEGO enthusiast duos to be on the next season. PLAY EXTENDED North Coast Repertory Theatre has extended “A Christmas Carol: As Told LIVE AUTHOR CHAT By One Man to Whom It The Escondido Li- Matters,” through Jan. 24. brary’s Virtual Author Call (858) 481-1055 or visit Chat Series for all ages will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 on Facebook. Join on Facebook for a live conversation with Pushcart Prize–nominated FLU SHOT CLINICS poet Megan E. Freeman, Palomar Health is conauthor of “Alone.” tinuing to offer flu clinics in the community. All clinGENEALOGY GROUP ics are from 1 to 3 p.m., Jan. The DNA Interest 19 at the Valley Center LiGroup, sponsored by North brary, 29200 Cole Grade San Diego County Genea- Road, Valley Center; Jan. logical Society, will host a 21 at the Vista Library, 700 live webinar 1 to 2:30 p.m. Eucalyptus Ave., Vista and Jan. 16, featuring Crista Jan. 26 at the Fallbrook Cowan, corporate geneal- Library, 124 S Mission Rd, ogist at Ancestry, who will Fallbrook. discuss, “Using Ancestry ThruLines.” Free, but regis- INVITING ALL WRITERS tration required at nsdcgs. The Escondido Writorg. Contact webmaster@ ers Group will meet from 1 for information to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 on Zoom. or questions. E-mail Azar.Katouzian@ to register. Writers of all genres are invited to join EscondiHAVE A BUSY WINTER do Writers Group for an opA Virtual Winter Ac- portunity to improve their tivity Challenge is being of- writing by participating fered by the Escondido Pub- in monthly readings and lic Library through Feb. 2 group critiques. Meet other for all ages. Register and writers and published aulog your activities at escon- thors, and learn from one another in a supportive vironment.

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If you want to lend a helping paw to the pets at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society, but this isn’t a good time for you to take a cat, dog, or rabbit into your home, this is perfect for you. Trained foster volunteers care for the pets in their homes. “Virtual fosters” sponsor the pets to help pay their expenses while they’re in foster care or at the shelter, waiting to be adopted. For more information call (760) 753-6413 or log on to GET CRAFTY AT HOME

Get crafty at home with Escondido Public Library’s Artsy Adults Winter Activity Challenge craft kit. Felt Succulent Garden kits are available, while supplies last. Pick up your craft kit with curbside pickup by calling the Adult Services Desk at (760) 8394839.

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Mainly Mozart Festival comes to Fairgrounds


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DEL MAR — The Mainly Mozart Festival of Orchestras will bring a series of concerts Feb. 9 through Feb. 14 in a drivein set up at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, pairing the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony. Opening night features film legend Malcolm McDowell onstage with Pierre Bouvier, lead singer of Simple Plan, performing in Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale.” It is a theatrical work to be read, played and danced, accompanied by a septet of instruments. Conceived by Igor Stravinsky and Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz, the piece was based on a Russian folk tale. A Feb. 11 concert will feature Bach and Mozart. The Bach will be a “Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor.” Violins soloists will be Martin Chalifour and Nathan Cole, will perform this violin concerto of the late baroque era, composed around 1730. Next will be W.A. Mozart’s “Serenade No. 6 in D Major - Serenata notturna, K. 239.” Violin soloists will be Martin Chalifour and Helen Kim with Jonathan Vinocour on viola and Scott Pingel on bass. Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg, in 1776. Mozart, Tchaikovsky & The Barber of Seville will be featured on Feb. 13, followed by The Four Winds of Mozart, a special 6 p.m. Valentine’s Day program Feb. 14. Tickets for all concerts are available at

MEMBERS OF a gorilla troop at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido have tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first known case of non-human primates with the virus. Photo courtesy of San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Gorillas at Safari Park contract COVID-19 By Tigist Layne

ESCONDIDO — Members of a gorilla troop at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido tested positive for COVID-19, the park confirmed Monday, marking the first known case of the coronavirus infecting non-human primates. Several gorillas were tested after two of them began coughing on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The zoo tested fecal samples from the gorillas with the help of the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL). It is unclear exactly how many gorillas tested positive for the virus, however the zoo confirmed that there are eight gorillas in the troop and all of them were exposed to it. During a press conference Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that two gorillas have tested positive for the virus and that a third is showing COVID-19 symptoms. “Aside from some congestion and coughing, the gorillas are doing well,” said Lisa Peterson, executive director at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. “The

THE CDC recommends that people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should avoid contact with animals. Photo courtesy of San Diego Zoo Safari Park

troop remains quarantined together and are eating and drinking. We are hopeful for a full recovery.” The park suspects that the gorillas acquired the infection from a staff member who tested positive more than a week ago but was asymptomatic. The zoo said that all staff members were fol-

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COVID-19, but this is the first known instance of natural transmission to great apes and it is unknown if they will have any serious reaction. “For almost one year our team members have been working tirelessly, with the utmost determination to protect each other and the wildlife in our care from this highly contagious virus,” said Peterson. “The safety of our staff and the wildlife in our care remains our number one priority.” According to the CDC, dogs, cats and other animals can also be infected by the coronavirus, often after close contact with people. In fact, a number of studies have investigated non-human primates as models for human infection. However, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus. The CDC recommends that people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should avoid contact with animals, including pets, livestock, and wildlife. The zoo and Safari Park have been closed to the public since Dec. 6.

i, hon. What did you do today?” A simple question asked, with no malice intended, by a husband fresh from his organized, one-taskat-a-time, hour-for-lunch, coffee-breaks, conversation-with-adults place of business. Why then does the question make me bristle with frustration and draw a complete blank? I know I have been going non-stop. I feel like I have been negotiating every bit as much as James Baker in the Mideast. Any trace of those efforts is lost in a house, and children, once again sticky, spattered, cranky, matted and streaked. Not exactly a glossy-bound, year-end report with three-color graphics. I wince to remember that I had once been a childless working person who sincerely posed the classic question, “What does she do all day?” Well…nothing, of course. Eat bon-bons, watch soap operas…oh, and respond promptly to every whim of those enormously whim-filled creatures in her charge. Let’s begin our day at 5 a.m. with the high-pitched sound of “Mommy!” (Never “Daddy!” Researchers remain baffled). Cartoons must be swiftly tuned in, with the full debate renewed over what they may and may not watch. That settled, you give them a quick cup of Ovaltine and try to grab a shower. Midway through your hair gel and underarm deodorant, you are questioned as to why you cannot stop and do a puzzle, read a book and where is their waffle with syrup, no butter, lightly toasted? Then comes the hunt for clean clothes that match, and the trick of getTURN TO SMALL TALK ON B4



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sk Doug Taylor, who spent about 16 years traveling throughout the East and Midwest in his oversized Chevy van, if he knows how many miles he drove and he doesn’t miss a beat. “Yeah, I know exactly how many because I had to report it to the IRS,” says the New York City resident. “It was between 35,000 and 50,000 miles a year.” Taylor clocked most of those miles cruising the blue highways between New York City and St. Louis. He drove his vans until the odometers turned over at 350,000 or 400,000 miles. He was faithful about maintenance, he says, and that’s why “the vans would finally rust out, but the engines would still be fine.” Taylor is someone I’ve known since, well, let’s just say sometime in the last millennium. We first met after I moved to St. Louis. When college rolled around, we went our separate ways. Doug tracked me down via the internet a few years ago and we’ve been catching up ever since, via telephone and during a few encounters in St. Louis, New York City and a tiny town in New York State’s Southern Tier. Ask anyone who knows him; Taylor is one-of-akind. Growing up, he was a gymnast who drove a pinkstriped Jeep with fringe on top and a pet monkey that rode along. His explosive creativity, enthusiasm for life and learning, and open-

ARTIST AND “high-end picker” Doug Taylor of New York City likes to combine his unusual collectibles to create vignettes. This taxidermy dog is quite realistic, and Taylor borrowed the seal pup to pair with the Inuit talisman and carved cowrie shells. Courtesy photo

THIS CARVED figure of a boy is about the size of a 6-yearold, says collector Doug Taylor of New York City. The model was carved by Asa Ames, whose rare works are highly treasured. Courtesy photo

ness to anything make for worked hard, too. a fun and crazy ride when Taylor was a successful you’re with him. illustrator (Time, Playboy, He played hard but Rolling Stone, Fortune and

Money magazines; Mercury Records album covers; children’s books); miniature-horse and canary breeder; businessman and realtor; and as of late, a high-end picker. “Most pickers are all about objects of known value that you find in catalogs,” he explains. “I created a niche for myself and bought extremely oddball stuff that I see as art – the tractor seat that has a face on it and looks good on a wall, outsider art, insect collections, early-American objects of all sorts.” And taxidermized animals. “Taxidermy was a huge thing with Victorians. They were really into it.” And apparently, some people still are today. Taylor discovered this at an antique show after using a taxidermized dog to create a vignette with a mantle he wanted to sell. “I had no idea how powerful these dogs are,” he says. “Some people said, ‘Oh, that’s disgusting.’ Some said, ‘They must have loved the dog.’ But everyone noticed.” Taylor also learned

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that well-heeled clients would pay top dollar for these canines, as well as other animals. “I don’t deal with deer heads. Everyone has one. I can’t get $50 for one, but I can get $500 for a hamster.” Where does he find such prizes? Many have been abandoned at taxidermists by their once-devoted owners. “Their pet dies, they get an estimate from a taxidermist and the cost is high (up to $4,000), but they are grieving, so they do it,” Taylor explains. “It takes six or seven months to do the job, but by this time, they are on to their new puppy and they don’t want their old one. The taxidermist is stuck with them and will sell them for a good price.” Among his taxidermized menagerie are a two-headed calf, a cycloptic lamb (one eye in the center) and a display case of 50 weasels. “If I could find a family of rats, I could probably make $4,000,” Taylor says. On a typical weekend, Taylor would put 500 miles on his vehicle, traveling to shows, delivering to buyers and buying from dealers. “I basically lived on the road during those years and loved it,” he says, “but I realized I couldn’t stay healthy and eat in restaurants all the time. So I’d start every morning in the grocery store, had all my supplies in two milk crates, and I got really good at onebowl cooking with a microwave and fridge in my room. Once you learn the spices, you can do everything in a couple of Pyrex bowls.” Taylor has a wealth of stories about his life on the road; a favorite concerns the taxidermized Husky that rode shotgun. “It was a hot July day in Indiana somewhere,” he relates. “I pulled into Kmart to buy some tape or something. While I was inside the store, I heard, ‘Would the driver of a gray van with license plates such-and-such please come to your car.’ I thought someone ran into my car. When I got there, I saw a couple of state troopers standing there with their hands on their hips, smiling. They said, ‘We’ve had four calls about your dog (left in the hot car). This one is a first for us.” To see more of Doug Taylor’s eccentric collection, visit doug.taylor.eye on Instagram.



Scientists chart human brain recall By Staff

REGION — If you’ve ever forgotten something mere seconds after it was at the forefront of your mind —the name of a dish you were about to order at a restaurant, for instance — then you know how important working memory is. This type of short-term recall is how people retain information for a matter of seconds or minutes to solve a problem or carry out a task, like the next step in a series of instructions. But, although it’s critical in our day-to-day lives, exactly how the brain manages working memory has been a mystery. Now, Salk scientists have developed a new computational model showing how the brain maintains information short-term using specific types of neurons. “Most research on working memory focuses on the excitatory neurons in the cortex, which are numerous and broadly connected, rather than the inhibitory neurons, which are locally connected and more diverse,” says Terrence Sejnowski, head of Salk’s Computational Neurobiology Laboratory and senior author of the new work. “However, a recurrent neural network model that we taught to perform a working memory task surprised us by using inhibitory neurons to make correct decisions after a delay.” In the new paper, Sejnowski and Robert Kim, a Salk and UC San Diego MD/ PhD student, developed a computer model of the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain known to manage working memory. The new observations could inform studies on why some people with neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, struggle with working memory. “If we can elucidate the mechanism of working memory, that’s a step toward understanding how working memory deficits arise in these disorders,” Kim said.

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Youth support hospice receives grant By Staff

SAN MARCOS — The Elizabeth Hospice, nonprofit healthcare serving San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, is the recipient of a $6,500 grant from Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund, a foundation supporting health-related services for underserved children. The money will be used to fund grief support groups for children between the ages of 3 and 17, bereavement workshops for children and their families and training for volunteer facilitators working alongside staff members. The grief support groups are being conducted virtually, via Zoom, until the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. “Before attending the support group from The Elizabeth Hospice, I didn’t even know that grief was a thing,” said Aaron, age 15, whose father died in a DUI motorcycle accident. “The group facilitators helped me understand what grief looks like and how to express my emotions in a positive way. “At group, I met kids


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who were feeling the same anger and sadness that I was. In our meetings, we built each other up by sharing our stories and did activities to better understand ourselves.” For more than 40 years, The Elizabeth Hospice has been providing quality medical, emotional and spiritual support to children and adults faced with

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the challenges associated with a life-threatening illness and offering comfort and counsel to grieving children and adults. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, nobody is ever turned away. More information about the services offered by The Elizabeth Hospice is available at or by calling 800-797-2050.

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San Marcos resident and author Mikal Shumate has published a new book that offers a simplified look at spiritual practices for a healthier existence. Readers of all backgrounds may find a path towards gaining a greater sense of peace and happiness in “Blue-Collar Enlightenment: A Guide to an Awakened Consciousness for Ordinary People.” To learn more, visit https:// lovel ig htconsc iousness. com/. NEW MACHADO PARTNER

Feeding San Diego has partnered with local San Diego resident and surfer Rob Machado to take a big step toward sustainability at its volunteer training center. A new partnership with the pro athlete’s nonprofit, the Rob Machado Foundation, will help to eliminate the need for single-use plastic bottles at the organization’s volunteer training center in Sorrento Valley through a new water refill station. The center is the hub for its more than 10,000 annual volunteers that help sort and glean produce before sending it out into the community. The water refill station will keep volunteers hydrated and promote zero waste practices, allowing reusable bottles to replace single-use plastics. TUESDAY MORNING NEWS

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Welcome to week 5 of 7 of our positive affirmation engagement series! If you have been participating and following along, thank you. We hope you have been benefiting from writing and reading your affirmations!

If you are just joining, welcome! This collaboration of The Coast News Group and the local Power Affirmation Journal project aims to help you stay positive amidst the ever changing times we live in.

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All sports teams have coaches to guide and encourage. Musicians have mentors to inspire growth. Anyone who is on a path of profound evolution is best supported by a teacher, coach or mentor. When there is no one there to hold us accountable, no one there to give a pep talk or no one around to fan the flames, how can we be a source of accountability for ourselves? The prompts below can be your tool for this.

In this week’s positive affirmation engagement article, you are invited to give yourself a pep talk and be your own coach. These affirmation sentence stems are set up in a way to remind you to keep going, stay focused on your goals and persevere through resistance!

As we are half way through the first month of a new year, this is a great time to give ourselves a boost of motivation to support our emerging commitments, goals and aspirations. You are worth it. Your vision is worth In today’s environment, with many it and when we all follow our own current events to distract and pull our inner enthusiasm, we make a positive attention, it can be even more difficult impact on our lives, our families and the world. to stay focused on the target. Research in The European Journal of Here are a few examples to get your Social Psychology has shown that to wheels in motion: form a new habit, it can take anywhere Life is working... in my favor. from 21 to 254 days depending on the My commitments... are solid. person, environment and habit being I believe... in myself. formed. In all cases, the first week is where most of us have the hardest I am... worth it! time sticking to the commitment. So how can we set ourselves up to learn, With Enthusiastic Appreciation, grow and evolve in the best way so we Betsy and Matt can succeed?

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t was the summer of 1992 and I was traveling up the coast flogging “Good Things Love Water,� my first volume of surf stories. In Santa Cruz I walked into Freeline Design, a surf shop owned and operated by one of that city’s finest surfers, John Mel. John was not there, but a tall kid who looked a lot like him was behind the counter. I introduced myself as Chris and said I was looking for John. Extending his hand he said, “John isn’t here right now. PETER MEL I’m Peter, John’s son, maybe I can help you.� I don’t recall if Peter ordered books from me or not, but that was the only time I met the then-23year-old. Santa Cruz was still a rugged frontier type surf town, newly pregnant with a technology boom that would soon arrive from just up the road to forever gentrify the place. There were a lot of big wave surf spots in town — Steamer Lane and various hidden points to the north among them. Pulling into Half Moon Bay, the first thing you see is Pillar Point Harbor. A small, usually

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junky beach break crumbles near the sand, resembling some of the lesser surf spots in North County. What I and few others, except pioneer Jeff Clark, never suspected then was that the biggest rideable wave on the West Coast lay a mere few hundred yards to the north where it had been breaking in obscurity for longer than anyone on earth had been alive. Back in Santa Cruz I heard rumblings of a death wave, but barely believed tales even when they came from chargers Vince Collier and Richard Schmidt, who told about a wave that broke out there and was equal to anything in Hawaii. I don’t recall if they said the name was Mavericks or not. It was nearly a decade later when Mavericks took center stage and eventually even a life, the life of big wave surfing legend Mark Foo. The spot spooked even those who survived, since a trip into the rocks could be a oneway ticket. In time, shots poured out from the surf maga-

zines. Especially memorable were those of a 16-year old kid we knew named Jay Moriarty. Jay made surf history one day when he was featured on the cover of Surfer Magazine being blown off the face of a city block of water. Other surfers who dominated included Kenny “Skindog� Collins, Darryl “Flea� Virostko and Peter Mel. Among that crew, the surfer who consistently rode the deepest and caught the biggest waves was Mel, who co-ruled the place with his friends for over a decade. Then, as time would have it, Peter faded from the scene, no doubt a victim of advancing age. Remember the swell that shook Cardiff last month? Well, we were experiencing the tail end of a vicious dog that hammered Mavericks with waves over 30 feet. Then, without skipping a beat, 51-year old Peter Mel took off on one of the biggest paddle in waves of our era. He was deep, deeper than anyone thought possible, and the tube that threatened to devour him could have contained all the boats in the channel that day. I have no photographic proof of the feat, but check this YouTube video and believe your eyes: watch?v=4SzNlJCHBU0

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La Jolla Symphony and Chorus offers a re-imagined, all virtual 2020-2021 Season. “Stay Home With Us� will be a six-part monthly series, with musical encounters, interviews, solo performances and selected pre-recorded works from the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus archives, preceded by a series of newly produced and recorded pre-concert lectures, interviews, and readings, hosted and curated by Steven Schick, music director. Productions will be aired Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 14 and June 18. Series subscriptions or individual event tickets can be purchased by visiting, phoning the box office at (858) 5344637 or by writing to It offers a “pay what you can� subscription option. ADULT ART WORKSHOPS

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ting them to put on shoes and socks. Civilization comes hard to preschoolers. The morning is filled with brief encounters with crayons, paints, puzzles, blocks, hide ’n’ seek, popcorn, juice, emptying the linen closet and every toy in their toybox, then on to the park. By midmorning, my son has used his clothes to wipe hands of everything from peanut butter to Playdoh, missed his potty aim a time or two, and has rolled through the park. Things have begun to stick to him. Once home, he leaves a trail of sand and clothes beginning at the door. My daughter has gotten her button-down-the-back dress turned completely around in an attempt to undo it herself, nearly VOLUNTEER

Inclusive Art Club at 2 p.m. corded by MiraCosta’s own Jan. 15, for all ages using MOJO and Jazz Collective. Facebook & Instagram. The set features Grammy award trombonist Francisco Torres. Jazz, blues, Latin, R&B, and a little holiday NOLA funk. Watch PLAY READING Unscripted Learning is and listen at pleased to present a virtual watch?v=pgj7DJfja_U&feazoom play reading of “Fall- ing� by Deanna Jent, available for streaming through Jan. 17. All proceeds will benefit Unscripted Learn- MUST-SEE MUSEUMS ONLINE ing, which is a San Diego The Oceanside Musenon-profit organization in um Of Art will host online partnership with National lectures, “Small But Mighty Comedy Theatre. Through Must-See Museums,� from 7 its Connections program - to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21 visiting UL uses the concepts of im- Venice, Italy and Jan. 28: provised theatre to teach so- Back In The USA. Cost is $5 cial skills to children on the per virtual tour. Join Robautism spectrum. in Douglas for a three-part journey not found in traditional guidebooks. ONLINE THEATER MiraCosta College is now offering two free online productions, “Lysistrata� a comedy of sex- ARTS PARTNERSHIP ual proportions, and “The The Escondido Arts Birds,� a fantastical, politi- Partnership, 262 E. Grand cal fable. Visit Ave., Escondido, has extendwatch?v=lLmCkXIwTyA&- ed “Summation 2020� for viewing until Jan. 22. The annual exhibition asked artists to complete their vision, journey and process throughout the year. CLASSIC GREEK THEATER The North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “An Iliad� a dynamic adaptation of Homer’s classic poem about TRY SOMETHING NEW the Trojan War. The $35 vidIt’s Free Demo Week at eo-on-demand will be show- Lux Art Institute from Jan. ing through Jan. 24. Get 25 to Jan. 29. Not sure which tickets at classes you would like to event-details/42229. take this year? Try out a single session of Lux Art Institute classes for free. Contact Veronica Bellocci, at, to MOJO AND JAZZ COLLECTIVE Enjoy the works re- participate.

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hanging herself in the process. She is clean but has decided this dress is unacceptable for midday wear. I head into my son’s room for fresh clothes but must move his play table away from the closet door (all things migrate in a random pattern in children’s rooms‌deadly in the dark). As I grab it, my fingers stick to it. As I move the table, I step into an unidentified wet spot. I don’t ask for details. My concentration is now fully derailed. Blot the wet spot, wipe the table and‌now what the blazes did I come in his room for anyway? My son jogs my memory as he races by, buck naked. Finally, everybody is dressed again and I have a minute of peace as they begin playing. I limp off to put the dirty clothes and wet rags


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downstairs and face the ever-present dinner-breakfast dishes. No sooner have I donned my rubber gloves then my daughter comes in screaming with a toy her brother broke. I sprint upstairs to referee and plug in the hot glue gun for repairs. I will probably forget about it, though, until it has melted a hole in my desk‌again. Back downstairs, the troops now chant for “lunch, lunch, lunch.â€? The balance of the day is filled with variations on this theme, including dinner, the post-bath towel races, the jammy debates (too hot, too cold, too scratchy) and (gasp) bedtime, and there you have it. I’m now petitioning Funk & Wagnall to add a second accepted meaning to the definition of “nothing.â€?

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1. MOVIES: Who was the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor? 2. ASTRONOMY: How many phases does the Moon go through each month? 3. MEDICAL: What are leukocytes? 4. TELEVISION: What are the names of the three animated “Powerpuff Girls”? 5. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing the first battery? 6. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest country in Africa in land area? 7. MEASUREMENTS: What does a Geiger counter measure? 8. LITERATURE: What item did the crocodile swallow in “Peter Pan”? 9. FOOD & DRINK: What is grenadine made from? 10. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a baby goat called?

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Single Lambs looking for romance could find Cupid especially accommodating this week. Paired partners also find their relationships benefiting from the chubby cherub’s attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep your keen Bull’s eye focused on your target, and shake off any attempt to turn your attention elsewhere. You should get some news later in the week that might answer some questions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your early enthusiasm for a project might have been somewhat premature. Although you feel positive about it, you might need more information in order to make an informed decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking on a new responsibility might seem like the politically correct thing to do. But even with the promise of support, was it the wisest? Consider reassessing your upcoming decision. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Apply yourself to completing your task despite all the distractions that might be interfering with your work. Then reward yourself with a weekend of fun shared with people who are close to you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A business agreement from the past might need to be looked at again. Use this unexpected development to check out other matters related to it. A weekend venture proves to be rewarding.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Don’t ignore that uneasy feeling about making a commitment. It could be a case of understandably cold feet, or a warning that something isn’t as right as it should be. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A colleague could be more supporting of one of your efforts. But it’s up to you to make the case for it, and that could mean opening up a secret or two, which might be a problem for you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Expect some good news about a relative you’ve been worried about. But don’t expect the full story to be told — at least not yet. A workplace matter might face shifting priorities. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Despite some anxious moments, you could have good reason to be pleased with how things are turning out. An end-of-the-week call might hold some interesting information. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A long-overdue expression of appreciation could be offered soon. But admit it: You never really expected it would happen, right? Meanwhile, keep your weekend options open. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) It’s a good time to dive right into a new challenge, whether it’s learning a computer app, or how to drive a stick shift, or making a new friend. Whatever it is, good luck. BORN THIS WEEK: You see the wisdom in honesty, and you help others appreciate your vision. © 2021 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Rigatoni Bolognese alla Instant Pot taste of wine frank mangio


he popularity of Instant Pots continued through 2020 especially with all of us being cooped up and restaurants closed and reduced to takeout due to the pandemic. In fact, Instant Pots were one of the most popular Christmas gifts for 2019 and perhaps the same for 2020. Being a foodie, I couldn’t resist getting in on the Instant Pot action, albeit late just getting my Instant Pot Duo Crisp in November this year as part of a holiday sale. Its popularity is due to tons of great-tasting quick recipes available online and easy one-pot cleanup. Knowing Senior Editor Frank’s love for Rigatoni Bolognese and Brunellos, I knew making Rigatoni along with Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert at his house with a great bottle of 2015 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino would be the perfect Christmas gift. For our good friends like Orfila’s Exec Chef Luke Morganstern and Il Fornaio Del Mar General Manager Vittorio and Exec Chef Jean Lucca, you might want to have one eye shut reading the rest of the column. I would be remiss if I did not provide the adapted Bolognese recipe based on Pressure Luck’s Jeffrey Eis-

RICO CASSONI, Taste of Wine and Food Tech Director/Writer and Instant Pot Chef, shows off a pot of pasta Bolognese. Photo by Frank Mangio

ner Instant Pot recipe with a few Rico changes. 1. Saute 1 onion, 2 to 3 ribs of celery, and 1 large carrot (a mirepoix) in ¼ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) for 5 to 7 minutes (min) and then add 3 to 5 minced cloves of garlic for 1 min to prevent burning. 2. Next, add 1.5lbs of meat - can be a mixture of beef, turkey, pork and/or

veal and brown (not completely cook). Then add ¾ cup red wine and ¼ cup white wine and cook for 10+ minutes to burn off the alcohol. 3. Add 2 cups beef or chicken broth, one 28oz can crushed tomatoes (use San Marzanos if possible), 1 can tomato paste, and the following spices: 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp sea salt,

1 tsp Italian Seasoning, and stir. Then add 16 oz Rigatoni noodles (Barilla if possible). 4. Press the noodles in to cover with liquid, but make sure to keep on top and not press too deep to prevent the burn food warning. 5. Pressure cook on high for 8 min (note it will take 10 min or so to come to pressure). After cooking, do a quick release to prevent overcooking. Don’t be afraid of how it looks. 6. Stir and if desired, add ½ cup of cream for a bechamel flavor. If you really want to be decadent, add ½ to a whole Boursin Cheese “puck” in sections and stir in. Open a bottle of vino and savor! This delicious dinner would not have been complete without a rich dessert like Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake topped with Vanilla Ice Cream. I recommend swapping out your Instant Pot seal with a dedicated “dessert” seal to prevent Bolognese flavors from leeching into the lava cake. This recipe was adapted from favfamilyrecipes. com. You will be amazed at how easy, simple, and great tasting this recipe is. 1. Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips (dark if possible) and 1 stick of butter in a microwave for 30 sec, stir, and then for another 30 sec, stir until smooth. 2. In a separate bowl, whisk 3 eggs, 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar, ¼ cup all-purpose flour, and 1 tsp vanilla. 3. Next, pour the chocolate mixture into the TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON B7

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BOO BOO’S owner Thomas Crain at the Leucadia Farmers Market. Photo by David Boylan

Boo Boo’s Sweet Potato Pies are ‘Boo-ba-licious’


f you’ve been through the Leucadia Farmers Market or several others in the area lately, there is a good chance you’ve heard Thomas Crain describing the many delicious attributes of his sweet potato pies in his deep, silky voice. His techniques worked as I gravitated to his booth in Leucadia recently and picked up a couple of his fabulous sweet potato pies. They are very similar to pumpkin pie in texture and taste but more nutritious and have a fascinating history that is worth reading up on. I wanted to know more about Thomas, who is an Oceanside native, and his fabulous pies, so we connected recently over a Lick the Plate radio show on 101KGB. Below are some highlights from that conversation. Check out the radio interview at LTP: Tell me about growing up in Oceanside. Thomas: I remember when the roads weren’t paved as a child. My Uncle Wheeler & Aunt Eddie Johnson owned a soul food restaurant called The Progressive Cafe. It was located on San Diego Street that was the main street in the neighborhood. Their menu consisted of crispy fried chicken, rice and gravy, sweet corn and cornbread. They also had BBQ ribs, and a steak now and then. My aunt Eddie also made an awesome sweet potato pie. Don’t tell nobody, but Boo Boo’s is better! LTP: Did you go to Oceanside High School? Thomas: I went to Oceanside High school, 1967-1971, and participated in the boys’ glee club and the ensemble choir. In my final year I began hanging with the wrong crowd, I was behind academically so I took the GED test and entered the US Army. After my three years of military

lick the plate david boylan service. I came home and got a job as a government employee on Camp Pendleton. During this time, I also sang in several bands. One was called Zafire. We were an R&B band, singing around San Diego County. LTP: What was the restaurant scene like in Oceanside back then compared to now? Thomas: We weren’t wealthy, my father was a cook at the Naval Hospital on Camp Pendleton for 37 years. He also worked at a restaurant part-time in Carlsbad called The Twin Inns. He took each of us there to get a work ethic and make a few dollars. I used to eat at the Flying Bridge restaurant downtown Oceanside. I even had a job in junior high selling newspapers at 5:30 in the morning at the mess halls on Camp Pendleton. I would make a little money to take my girlfriend to the Star Theater in downtown Oceanside. LTP: Describe the process of making a sweet potato pie. Thomas: This may seem like a simple process but peeling and boiling potatoes, then mixing and blending the ingredients is actually an art. The love and passion my wife, Cynthia, aka Boo Boo, has mastered. Our main ingredients are yams, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, nutmeg, salt, flour, sweetened milk, butter, eggs. These ingredients change slightly depending on type of sweet potato pies we’re producing. It took Boo Boo a few times good before she made that perfect one. When she did, I jumped out TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON B7

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Bond’s martini

what have I done?

A gin cocktail adventure


’ve been walking past the bottle for months. I bought it back in July. When all my 2020 resolutions, mostly revolving around socializing more often, fell apart I decided to be proactive in trying new things. Specifically, new alcoholic things…and also more exercise. I swear. I reintroduced myself to tequila. I made some fancy blended drinks. I got really into whiskey. Gin was a spirit that I planned on experiencing in 2020 but never did. I put it on the liquor shelf, and then I avoided it like the plague. I don’t know why. Fear maybe? At one point I moved it to the front to force myself to confront it every time I made a cocktail. Later, I moved it to the back in shame. 2020 finally came to an end (really!), and the safety seal around the cap was still intact. One week into 2021 I re-


egg mixture and stir to combine. 4. Grease four ramekins with butter or cooking spray. Fill each ramekin 2/3 full. 5. Put a trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot along with 2 cups of water. Put three ramekins on the bottom and the fourth on top of the three. Pressure Cook for 8 min and quick release. 6. Use a paper towel to soak up any water on the edges, top with ice cream, and perhaps serve with port wine. Bon Appetit! Of course, we could not have been making this feast without another exceptional wine during the preparation. DAOU Family Estates Bodyguard was a perfect choice. I remember meeting with Daniel Daou, Proprietor and Lead Winemaker, at DAOU Mountain in June

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Ryan Woldt alize I can no longer live in fear. I’m going to drink this gin, but I need a little inspiration. In the 2006 film, “Casino Royale,” James Bond orders a martini while in a high-stakes card game. The film nearly lifts the line directly from the 1953 Ian Fleming novel of the same name. “Wait," Bond says. “Three measures of Gordon’s Gin, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake until it’s ice-cold and add a thin slice of lemon peel.” If it is good enough for James, an accomplished drinker if there ever was one, it is good enough for 2019 and him referring to Bodyguard as “approachable luxury”; I could not agree more. Bodyguard is a Petit Verdot (59%) and Petite Sirah (41%) blend. It has fruit on the nose with blackberry and raspberry and a hint of currant, some jamminess on the palate with cherry, cranberry, and strawberry, and a silky smooth finish with polished tannins. It is an excellent value wine at the $50 price point! Details at The Rigatoni Bolognese was served with the Talenti Brunello. Despite its young age for a Brunello, it proved to be an excellent pairing for the Bolognese; in fact, it was one of my Top 5 for our 2020 Top 10s. The Talenti had rose and orange zest on the nose, black cherry and currant on the palate, and an earthy smooth finish. Details at talentimontalcino. it.

VESPER MARTINI: This famous cocktail, shaken not stirred, is worthy of an international spy, or anyone with a casual interest in martinis. File photo

me. The original recipe was developed by the novelist’s friend Ivar Bryce. Gordon’s isn’t quite on the same caliber these days as it used to be, and Kina Lillet is no longer produced, so I improvised. I also don’t have Bond’s

liver nor do I drink gin often so I decided to halve the recipe for my first attempt (recommended) while keeping the appropriate ratios. I put the booze into my cocktail shaker over ice, shake vigorously, pour into a small glass and add the

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of my chair and I told her that was it! Our business is 100% owned by Cynthia and me, and we have a longtime friend I grew up with on the streets of East Oceanside named Dana McCargo. Our goal is to share this pie in school lunches, sporting events, mini-marts, major grocery store chains. So spread the word, we got the Boo-Ba-Licious Sweet Potato Pies! LTP: What varieties do your pies come in? Thomas: As our business began to grow, we realized we had to expand our menu. So, after trying several different mixes, we made the perfect Vegan and then Gluten Free Vegan Sweet Potato Pie. LTP: Tell me something that you like about each of the farmers markets that you are at. Thomas:I sell my pies

thin peel of a very plump Meyer lemon recently acquired from a neighbor’s yard. First thought, How fun is this? I miss shaking cocktails behind the bar. Then I took a sip. Second thought, Oh dear god, at four different farmers market locations. Oceanside Farmers Market is on Thursday morning. What I like about this market is its location right next to the library in the heart of downtown. It’s a tourist area — you can actually see the beach from the market. La Mesa is my Friday market from 3 to 7. It’s fun because the people are nice, we’re right off La Mesa Boulevard in this big parking lot. Temecula Farmers Market is on Saturday morning, 8 to 12:30, right in the heart of Old Town. It’s my biggest market with a lot of restaurants. This market draws people from all over Riverside County. Leucadia Farmers Market is my Sunday morning Vegan Market. Located in Paul Ecke Elementary School, it’s quiet and relaxing. ! Find out more at www.

THE VESPER MARTINI • 3 parts gin • 1 part vodka • ½ part dry vermouth • Garnish with a thinsliced lemon peel The pine of the juniper hits first, both in scent and taste. It is confusing because I’m sitting in my living room, and not out in the forest hiking. For motivation, I put Casino Royale on the projector before taking my second sip. This time I’m able to start picking out added flavors. The sweet lemon blends with a tartness that I’m guessing comes from the coriander infused in this particular gin. My third thought is, “Well that is interesting,” and it is. The botanicals infused into the gin — there are 10 — along with the fresh lemon, dry vermouth and vodka all blend together into a unique flavor profile both sweet, tart and brisk that it makes me angry I didn’t do this six months ago. Onscreen card players are distracted, first by the beautiful Vesper Lynd, and second by the unique martini ordered by James. Several players join him, though CIA agent Felix Leiter asks the bartender to “keep the fruit.” Later James decides to name the cocktail after what will become the love of his life, and the Vesper martini is born. My final thought, I think I’ll have another. Cheers James. Fun fact: “Vespers” refers to an evening religious service, and is commonly used as a reference for early evening. Conveniently, this is also James Bond’s favorite time for a cocktail and overlaps with the modern happy hour. Do you listen to podcasts? Are you interested in interesting things being done by interesting people in North County San Diego? Be sure to check out the most recent episode of Season 3 on the Cheers! North County podcast. Stream it on The Coast News online or search for it on your favorite podcast plat-forms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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CITY OF ENCINITAS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: (760) 633-2710 | Email: | Web:

Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program and CARES Act Funds

City Hall Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday 7:30 AM TO 4:30 PM (City Hall is closed January 18, 2021)

Beginning January 15, 2021, the City of Encinitas is soliciting proposals for projects, activities, and programs under the federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 (July 1, 2021– June 30, 2022) and for CDBG–CARES Act (CDBG-CV).



The CDBG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Encinitas is an entitlement community and receives CDBG directly from HUD to address local community development needs. Community Development Block Grant – FY 2021-22 (CDBG) The City of Encinitas anticipates receiving $338,305 in annual entitlement funds for FY 2021-22, of which, $290,644 is estimated to be available in the following categories: • • •

Public Services Fair Housing Services Facility Improvements and Other

$50,745 $20,000 $219,898

Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by the President on March 27, 2020, appropriated funding to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist communities in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This appropriation included supplemental funding for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG-CV) designed to help communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the current crisis. The City of Encinitas was awarded $453,824 in CDBG-CV funds, of which, $343,060 is available for grant proposals in the following categories: • • • •

Emergency Rental Assistance Homeless Services and Outreach Fair Housing Services Other Public Services

Applications for BOTH grants are available beginning on Friday, January, 15, 2021 on the City of Encinitas website at Community Development Block Grant Program ( Completed application packages, including required attachments, must be submitted prior to 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Applications may be submitted electronically to Nicole Piano-Jones at Paper copies may be mailed to the City of Encinitas, Development Services Department, Attn: CDBG Program, at 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. Please note that due to the current COVID-19 emergency, City of Encinitas office facilities are closed for in-person business. Potential applicants with questions about the CDBG program or CDBG-CV funding should contact Nicole Piano-Jones by email, before 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2021. Additionally, please refer to the City’s Community Development Block Grant webpage to find prior year plans, policies and procedures, and other related information. An optional technical assistance webinar will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Nicole Piano-Jones at or (760)943-2237 to register or with questions. Grant proposals will be evaluated and presented to the City Council for consideration at separately noticed public hearings. These public hearings are anticipated to be held in March and April of 2021. 01/15/2021 CN 25063 APN: 124-450-06-00 TS No: CA01000090-20-1 TO No: 95312973 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 10, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU,YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM, at the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250

E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, Special Default Services, Inc., as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on April 17, 2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0266686 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by CLARENCE CRAYTON, JR. AND JOSEPHINE CRAYTON, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS , as Trustor(s), in favor of SOLUTION FUND INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION

as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2530 KNOTTWOOD WAY , FALLBROOK, CA 92028. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $136,886.87 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to

PROJECT NAME: Murphy Condo Conversion; CASE NUMBER: MULTI-002807-2018, SUB-002809-2019, and CDPNF-002808-2018 (18-239 PMW/CDP); FILING DATE: October 29, 2018; APPLICANT: Michael Murphy; LOCATION: 1057 and 1059 Hermes Avenue (APN: 254-325-37); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Request for a Parcel Map Waiver and Coastal Development Permit for the conversion of an existing duplex into two condominium units with no site improvements proposed onsite; ZONING/OVERLAY: The project site is located within in the Residential 8 (R8) Zone and the Coastal Overlay Zone; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The project has been determined to be exempt from environmental review pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301(k) exempts minor alterations to existing private structures including the division or multiple family residences into common-interest ownership, where no physical changes occur. STAFF CONTACT: J. Dichoso, AICP, Associate Planner, 760-633-2681, PRIOR TO 5:30 PM ON MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2021 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. 01/15/2021 CN 25061 sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same

Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call In Source Logic AT 702-659-7766 for information regarding the Special Default Services, Inc. or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA01000090-20. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Notice to Tenant NOTICE TO TENANT FOR FORECLOSURES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021 You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call 702-659-7766, or visit this internet website www., using the file number assigned to this case CA01000090-20 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was

held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: January 6, 2021 Special Default Services, Inc. TS No. CA01000090-20 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 2255945 TDD: 866-660-4288 Susan Earnest, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: In Source Logic AT 702-659-7766 SPECIAL DEFAULT SERVICES, INC. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Order Number 73572, Pub Dates: 01/15/2021, 01/22/2021, 01/29/2021, THE COAST NEWS CN 25055 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. The Online Auction will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Location of Online Auction: 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.

LEGALS Size Name 5x5UE James Morrison 5x5UE Jolie Novak 10x10GF Josh Price 01/15/2021, 01/22/2021 CN 25054 Notice of Public Sales Notice is hereby given by that Pursuant to section 2170121715 of the business and Professions Code and Section 535 of the Penal Code of the State of California, A public lien sale will run on January 30 , 2021 at 11am at Oceanside RV and Self Storage located at 444 Edgehill Lane Oceanside, CA 92054. The following personal property items will be sold as follows: Name Mark Villanueva (2011 INTST Trailer) 01/15/2021 CN 25053

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2020-00048256-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): J Elise Mills filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: J Elise Mills change to proposed name: Elyse Hoffman Mills. 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 Feb. 16, 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

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court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing 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: Dec 30, 2020 Sim Von Kalinowski Judge of the Superior Court. 01/08, 01/15, 01/22, 01/29/2021 CN 25048

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Statement #2020-9020145 Filed: Dec 05, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Larson Productions Inc.; B. Larson Productions. Located at: 912 S Myers St. #F, Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Larson Productions Inc., 912 S Myers St. #F, Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/04/2020 S/ Michael Larson, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15, 01/22/2021 CN 25043

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. The Online Auction will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Location of Online Auction: Storage address: 1566 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027. Terms are CASH ONLY! Valley Rose 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. Edward Betts Jr - unit F228 01/08, 01/15/2021 CN 25047 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9020870 Filed: Dec 18, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Edens Creative; B. Edens Management. Located at: 7985 Grado El Tupelo Carlsbad CA San Diego 92009. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: A. Brynley S Edens, 7985 Grado El Tupelo, Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/01/2020 S/ Brynley S Edens, 01/15, 01/22, 01/29, 02/05/2021 CN 25062 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000125 Filed: Jan 06, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Two Sisters Collection. Located at: 7060 Cordgrass Ct., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92011. Mailing Address: 6625 Curlew Terr., Carlsbad CA 92011. Registrant Information: A. Allison Mishler, 7060 Cordgrass Ct., Carlsbad CA 92011. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 12/02/2015 S/Allison Mishler, 01/15, 01/22, 01/29, 02/05/2021 CN 25059 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9020662 Filed: Dec 16, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Soto & Sons Landscape. Located at: 815 Avenida Taxco, Vista CA San Diego 92084. Mailing Address: 1611A S Melrose Dr. #229, Vista CA 92081. Registrant Information: A. Soto Enterprises, 1267 Willis St. #200, Redding CA 96001. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/01/2018 S/ David A Soto, 01/15, 01/22, 01/29, 02/05/2021 CN 25058 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000087 Filed: Jan 05, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Fleur Flower Essence Aromatherapy. Located at: 1408 Hygeia Ave., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: A. Khijra Inc., 1408 Hygeia


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Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9021054 Filed: Dec 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Rosie Young Medium. Located at: 2902 W Evans Rd., San Diego CA San Diego 92106. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: A. Roseann Iovine, 2902 W Evans Rd., San Diego CA 92106. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Roseann Iovine, 01/15, 01/22, 01/29, 02/05/2021 CN 25056 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9021084 Filed: Dec 31, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving. Located at: 2815 Atadero Ct., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92009. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: A. Pivot Socal Inc., 2815 Atadero Ct., Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Clint Parsons, 01/15, 01/22, 01/29, 02/05/2021 CN 25052 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9020449 Filed: Dec 11, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Posh Pets Grooming. Located at: 1465 Encinitas Blvd. #G, Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Katherine Marie Sauerborn, 2134 Carol View Dr. #A211, Cardiff CA 92007. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/20/2020 S/Katherine Marie Sauerborn, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15, 01/22/2021 CN 25046 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9020566 Filed: Dec 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Ms Quilting Bee. Located at: 1149 Amador Ave., Vista CA San Diego 92083. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Marette Wilhelmina de Jong, 1149 Amador Ave., 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/Marette Wilhelmina de Jong, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15, 01/22/2021 CN 25045 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019907 Filed: Dec 05, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Cambridge Ave House. Located at: 143 S Cedros #L, Solana Beach CA San Diego 92075. Mailing Address: 4241 Colony Ter., Encinitas CA 92024. Registrant Information: 1. Stephanie Bishop Stock, 4241 Colony Ter., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2020 S/ Stephanie Bishop Stock, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15, 01/22/2021 CN 25044 Business



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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: https://encinitasca. gov/Government/Agendas-Webcasts. It is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, the 27th day January 2021, at 6 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, by the Encinitas City Council to discuss the following hearing item of the City of Encinitas: PROJECT NAME: Fox Point Farms; CASE NUMBER: MULTI-003524-2019, SUB-003526-2019, DR-003528-2019, CDP003529-2019 & APPEAL-004297-2021; FILING DATE: December 17, 2019; APPLICANT: Nolen Communities, Brian Grover; APPELLANT: Encinitas Community Trust, Paul Kibel; LOCATION: 1150 Quail Gardens Drive (APN 254-61212); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Public Hearing to consider an appeal of Planning Commission’s approval of an Environmental Impact Report for 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. The project site is also located 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 included in the Final EIR. The Final EIR is available for viewing on the City’s Website at the following link: https://encinitasca. gov/I-Want-To/Public-Notices/Development-Services-Public-Notices; or can be requested via email by contacting the staff contact or the Development Services Department at STAFF CONTACT: Anna Colamussi, Principal Planner, 760-633-2724, The above item is located within the Coastal Zone and requires issuance of a regular Coastal Development Permit. The action of the City Council 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@ 01/15/2021 CN 25060 Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Coast Estates. Located at: 2776 Gateway Rd., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92009. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Real Acquisition Inc., 2776 Gateway Rd., Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/11/2020 S/ Roger Lee, 12/25/2020, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15/2021 CN 25037

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Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019928 Filed: Dec 05, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Encinitas Orthodontics. Located at: 317 N El Camino Real #203, Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Torin L Chenard, D.D.S., A.P.C., 2434 Oxford Ave., Cardiff CA 92007. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of:

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Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9020348 Filed: Dec 10, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Primary Care Associates Medical Group. Located at: 450 S Melrose Dr. #220, Vista CA San Diego 92081. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Primary Care Associated Medical Group Inc., 450 S Melrose Dr. #220, Vista CA 92081. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 08/20/1992 S/Paul Lim, M.D., 12/25/2020, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15/2021 CN 25039 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9020552 Filed: Dec 14, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Dell’s Auto Wholesale. Located at: 2704 Norma St., Oceanside CA San Diego 92056. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Dell Ennis Pentecost, 2704 Norma St., Oceanside CA 92056. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Dell Ennis Pentecost, 12/25/2020, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15/2021 CN 25038



Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9020637 Filed: Dec 15, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Pet Sitter Carmel Valley; B. Pet Sitter San Diego. Located at: 12505 El Camino Real #D, San Diego CA San Diego 92130. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Cheryl Lynn Arthur, 12505 El Camino Real #D, San Diego CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 12/03/2020 S/Cheryl Lynn Arthur, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15, 01/22/2021 CN 25042

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02/01/2014 S/Torin L Chenard, D.D.S, 12/25/2020, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15/2021 CN 25033 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2020-9019794 Filed: Dec 05, 2020 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Coastline Technical Sales. Located at: 1907 Misty Cir., Encinitas CA San Diego

92024. Mailing Address: PO Box 231388, Encinitas CA 92023. Registrant Information: 1. Ronald R Flores, 1907 Misty Cir., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 05/04/2015 S/ Ronald R Flores, 12/25/2020, 01/01, 01/08, 01/15/2021 CN 25032


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