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By Samantha Nelson

A Year in Review

OCEANSIDE — Earlier this month, the THE Oceanside Chamber of Commerce VISTA announced member HaleyNEWS Wonsley as the new chair of its board of directors. A member of the Chamber’s board since 2018, Wonsley first joined the board through her role as senior account manager at Intesa RANCHO Communications SFNEWS Group. Wonsley WONSLEY has a background working in government relations, stretching from her current role at Intesa back to when she served as a legislative aide in Oceanside right after college. For Intesa, she manages Intesa’s North Coun-



Encinitas teen wins Jr. Artist of the Year


By Jordan P. Ingram

ENCINITAS — A 13-year-old Encinitas resident was recently named Junior Artist of the Year for the San Diego and North County region in the 15th Annual National Youth Arts Awards competition. Gracie Howard, an eighth-grade student at GlenBrook Health Center staffer Sheila and Gonzales receives the over second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 shot on Jan. 25 in Carlsbad. IN ASchool YEAR underscored by a worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 nationwide protests the death of George Floyd, The Coast News covered a truly unforgettable year, including November’s The Rhoades in general high school graduations, a karate prodigy, a homesteading teen entrepreneur, D-Day Virtual Honor Walk, U.S. soldiers lost at sea and so muchTURN more. NewONYear! TOHappy CHAMBER A16 The facility inoculated between 350 and 375 residents and staffers. Story on A5. Photo by Steve Puterski Encinitas, won the election, award drive-in based on three primary performances over the past year, including starring as the title character in Star Repertory TheBy Steve Puterski By Tigist Layne Danielle Gram marching with other Proud Sobczak has alsocreated been the ater’s “Matilda.” concept for Kids for Peace CARLSBAD — Nearly ESCONDIDO — Escon- Boys at a Dec. 12 pro-Trump linked to a Parler account Gracie was also acin 2006, their goal was to 15 years ago two local womdido American Legion Post rally in Washington, D.C. under the name “Mickey knowledged en forsether role focus on local children and out to change the city. Michael Sob- which eventually turned Knuckles.” Parler their is a soas Flounder in Star Rep- theyCommander showcasing acts of Instead, had a czak will cial networking platform ertory Theatre’s “The Lit- when kindness. global impact they soon face a trial to violent. decide his future at the post The Southern Poverty similar to Twitter that has tle Mermaid”launched and for her In their first year, Kids for Peace, after nonsocial media posts Law Center classifies the a significant user base of in National Video the nonprofit started the Showcase Carlsbad-based conservatives and Reel of “Killer Instinct” three Carlsbad elementary profit committed surfaced to bring- showing his affili- Proud Boys as a hate group, political ationsand to the Proud Boys. and the Anti-Defamation right-wing extremists. schools — Jefferson, Hope ing peace, happiness from the Broadway musiandSmartt, Kelly. the post’s gratitude to children across Earlier this month, League describes the orgaJohn cal “Bring it On.” reaction diwas so 1st vice The commander, “I feel the so globe. honored the Union-Tribune report- nization as a gang. that in by the And this now, ed KidsthatforJ.B. Clark Post 149 In a separate video rectly overwhelming under Sobczak to have received second year, the organizaPeace is gearing up for its Commander Michael Sob- shared on a Facebook ac- the chain of command, told award,” Gracie told The tion News expanded more than czakKindwas removed from two count under the name The Coast thattoanothCoast News 10th in anannual email. Great 260 schools nationwide. ness Challenge, one headed leadership roles by “Mick Florio,” Sobczak er post member presented “Some of theforbest things national Kids for Peace reaches the record books, said the American Legion. brags about a physical alter- chargesNow, against Sobczak in life are theco-founder unexpected more than 15 million chilJill McManigal. Photos shared on two cation with an anti-Trump and that he will soon face aacross surprises that come our dren in 148 chapters Dubbed “Linked by accounts activist during a protest trial to121 determine if he will, way. This was definitely countries. Love” and partsocial of the media showed But 10 years ago, Mc“Kindness Unites” cam- Sobczak wearing in Yorba Linda in Orange THE SOUTHERN Poverty Law Center classifies the Proud Proudis Boys jacket and County. TURN TO ARTISTKids ON A17 for aPeace TURN TO LEGION ON A16came Manigal and her team paign, Boys as a hate group. File photo


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Carlsbad official faces censure from area Dems San Dieguito By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — A rift among the local Democratic ranks has turned Carlsbad City Councilwoman Priya Bhat-Patel's former allies into adversaries. According to a recent post on social media by Ryan Trabuco, president of the San Diego Democrats for Equality, Bhat-Patel faces censure for aligning her votes with Republican Mayor Matt Hall to shake up the city’s committee seats during a Jan. 12 Carlsbad City Council meeting. As a result of the reorganization, Councilwoman Cori Schumacher was ousted from several prominent board seats, including a 5-0 decision to replace the Democratic councilmember on SANDAG’s board. Additionally, Bhat-Patel was named the city’s representative for the Clean Energy Alliance, replacing Schumacher who had served as an original board member for two years. “We will consider a vote to censure Carlsbad City Councilmember Priya Bhat-Patel, following a concerning series of votes as discussed … by members,” Trabuco wrote. “Over the last couple of weeks, Councilmember Bhat-Patel has apparently voted with the two Republican members of Council (sic) to elevate her more hard-right, conservative colleagues to important regional committees. “The censure vote is being considered based on the committee assignments and the lackadaisical response to keeping communities safe under the state and local COVID restrictions. It is my understanding that conversations are currently ongoing with leaders within the party and in labor to pull together a compromise.

CARLSBAD COUNCILWOMAN Priya Bhat-Patel announced Jan. 26 on Twitter that she has been “advised by my doctor that I’m at risk for preterm labor and other potential complications” and is pulling back from her commitments for the next few weeks. Courtesy photo

Absent a productive dialog and conclusion, the plan is to move forward.” The censure vote was brought to Trabuco for the club to discuss during its Feb. 6 meeting, according to a letter sent to the group’s membership. The group's meeting also includes an opportunity for Bhat-Patel, who is preparing a 2022 run for State Sen. Pat Bates’ seat in District 36, to address the group's concerns directly. Bhat-Patel did not respond to questions seeking comment. Trabuco said the party and labor unions worked hard to flip the Carlsbad City Council to a Democrat majority over the past four years. Democrats for Equality, an LGBTQ Democratic Club, was “instrumental” in helping to elect Schumacher in 2016 and 2020, according

to Trabuco, and the group takes personally any slight against Schumacher. Trabuco said the group is very proud of Schumacher's accomplishments in North County and they are hopeful for a “productive and collaborative conclusion to this kerfuffle.” During a Jan. 19 council meeting, Schumacher and Acosta attempted to reorganize the newly assigned committee seats but lost, 3-2. Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, who chairs the county Democratic party, also voiced his displeasure with Bhat-Patel over social media on Jan. 23, calling for Bhat-Patel to “vote to embrace the compromise proposal” by the two other Democrats on the council (Councilmembers Cori Schumacher and Teresa

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ENCINITAS — The San Dieguito Union High School District board of trustees passed a resolution last week that aims to get students back onto campus as soon as possible — once the county returns to the state's red tier status. The resolution passed with a 4-0 vote (one board member was absent) at a special board meeting on Jan. 21. Although small cohorts have been on district campuses since last September, the vast majority of students have been engaged in distance learning since the beginning of the pandemic just under one year ago. Miquel Jacobs, SDUHSD communications coordinator, said the new resolution will get the remaining students on campus as soon as it is safe enough to do so. The district is following California Department of Public Health guidelines, which allow the district to reopen schools once the county is in the red tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy system. San Diego County is currently in the purple tier, coronavirus cases are widespread with more than double the positivity rate necessary for schools to open back up. When San Diego County crosses into the red tier, students will be given the option to attend classes on school grounds, TURN TO SAN DIEGUITO ON A9


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Acosta); along with voting against the “Republican (sic) power grab” and elevating the reconsideration of appointments to a fourfifths vote. Rod r ig ue z - Ken nedy said the party developed a multi-million-dollar effort to get Democrats into offices across the county. The effort stemmed from his design of “The SANDAG Strategy,” which was to push the body left so it would align with the party's mission and goals. The Democrats currently have a majority on the SANDAG board, plus a 3-2 advantage on the county board of supervisors. Regardless, Rodriguez-Kennedy said after the gains from the 2020 election, the next step for the party is to “ensure accountability” among their

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elected officials and holding members accountable to the party’s values. “This is a duty that largely falls to the Chair and the Party’s Central Committee,” Rodriguez-Kennedy said. “Sometimes it requires courage, persistence, and the willingness to suffer the slings and arrows of people who are very charismatic and influential, but I will not shy from this sacred and sworn duty.” As for Carlsbad, the recent movement regarding COVID-19 enforcement and committee assignments has charged the city. A Jan. 5 special meeting regarding enhanced enforcement for small businesses was met with anger and pushback from business owners and employees. The item was brought forward by Schumacher, but the council reversed course on Jan. 19 when it voted 3-1 (Councilman Keith Blackburn voting no and Hall recusing himself) to adopt a more comprehensive approach to COVID-19, which included enhanced enforcement and incentives. During a Jan. 26 council meeting, Bhat-Patel said she went to the hospital due to a “health condition,” but did not elaborate. Bhat-Patel, who is pregnant with her first child, posted on Twitter: “I’ve been advised by my doctor that I’m at risk for preterm labor and other potential complications. This means I may have to pull back from commitments over the next few weeks or so as I prioritize our baby’s health & my health.” The specific cause of the councilmember’s brief hospitalization or how long she will be absent from the dais remain unclear.

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Feinstein to retire or not? That is the question


Three Wednesdays that changed America


By Rep. Mike Levin

his year began with three Wednesdays unlike any in American history. First, we experienced a violent attack on a co-equal branch of our government; next, a vote for accountability rooted in our Constitution; and then, a transition of power to a new President and Vice President who are determined to unite our country. Millions of Americans watched these events unfold in their living room, shocked by what they saw on their TV. My loved ones watched while often fearing for my safety. I tried to take notes, knowing I was watching history unfold. On Wednesday, January 6, Congress was set to proceed with the typically ceremonial counting of Electoral College votes. That morning, I had been given the option of watching the proceedings from the House Chamber. I considered it but decided to remain in my office until voting began, unaware of how pivotal that decision would be. Just hours later, domestic terrorists violently attacked the Capitol, looking to harass, kidnap, and even kill my colleagues. It was simply unimaginable. I sheltered in my office with a staff member. We locked the doors and avoided the windows, fielding frenzied calls and texts from worried family and friends. The images of destruction were heartbreaking, and we were trapped for several hours. I said to myself, “this cannot not be happening in America.” I was trying to come to terms with what was happening: a violent insurrection had been incited by the President of the United States against a co-equal branch of government. A US Capitol Police officer and others had died. We were experiencing the most formidable test of our democracy since the Civil War.

Late that night, having not left the Capitol complex, with debris and broken glass still visible from the attack, we went back to work to affirm that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had won the Electoral College. We also began a discussion of how to hold President Trump accountable for the destruction he had provoked. Three of my colleagues began drafting articles of impeachment. The next Wednesday, January 13, I arrived back at the Capitol, now surrounded by thousands of men and women from the National Guard. Vice President Pence had been unwilling to invoke the 25th Amendment, and the House reconvened to impeach President Trump for an unprecedented second time. Like all members of Congress, I pledged to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Trump’s clear incitement of insurrection left us little choice but to impeach. Ten of my Republican colleagues agreed, including Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, who said, “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.” That evening, I struggled with the reality that so many of my Republican friends and colleagues still refused to hold President Trump accountable. Many Republicans spoke of healing and unity. I agree with them — we desperately need to come together. However, true healing and unity can only be achieved with true accountability. That night, I also thought of my two young children and the country they would inherit. When it came my time to speak on the House floor, I called on my colleagues to

recognize that “what each of us chooses to do today, whether we vote to hold this president to account or look the other way, will be remembered by history, by our children and their children.” A week later, on Wednesday, January 20, with tens of thousands of National Guard and law enforcement personnel dwarfing a modest crowd of invited guests, our nation experienced a profound moment of renewal. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office. They appealed to our shared values as Americans, spoke to our purpose as the greatest democracy in the world, and discussed resilience in the face of the extraordinary challenges that lay ahead. Like the previous two Wednesdays this month, my family feared for my safety. Given specific and credible security threats, I questioned whether or not it was smart for me to be there at all, but I felt it extremely important that Members of Congress be present for the peaceful transition of power. After everything we had experienced this month, the successful inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was one of the most important days in our nation’s history. I’ll never forget the first three Wednesdays of 2021. They have changed America forever. The deep divisions in our country linger, as do enemies both foreign and domestic. At the same time, our democratic institutions have prevailed, we have reaffirmed that elected leaders will be held accountable for their actions, and we have a new president and vice president who are prepared to lead us down a more hopeful path. Rep. Mike Levin represents the 49th Congressional District.

ianne Feinstein has risen from the ashes before. She did it almost literally when she ascended from the ranks of San Francisco city supervisors after Mayor George Moscone was assassinated in 1978, taking over as mayor and joining Jerry Brown as one of California’s two most durable politicians of the last 50 years. Now she may have figuratively assassinated herself, her nature as peacemaker and friend to all types of people putting her in a Shakespearean dilemma: Should she retire from her post as California’s senior U.S. senator or try again for reelection to a sixth full term in 2024 at age 91? Feinstein’s always conciliatory approach led her to hug South Carolina’s Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham at the end of Senate committee hearings on ex-President Donald Trump’s nomination of conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Feinstein not only embraced her longtime friend but told him “This was one of the best sets of hearings I’ve participated in.” This infuriated other Democrats, who demanded she give up her spot as the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and forfeit the chance to be its chair after Democrats took control of the Senate in late January. Feinstein, 87, went along with that, despite the fact many left-wing Democrats demanded she also resign and let Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom replace her. But she bristled when some Democrats questioned her mental capacity. Feinstein compounded her problems a few weeks later, describing

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as “important” the futile, falsehood-laden crusade led by Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas to have Congress overturn last fall’s election results from four closely-contested states. You bet that was important, other Democrats soon chimed in: It helped spur the Jan. 6 mob invasion that killed five persons in America’s Capitol building. Feinstein never backed off the words she used about the alleged right of Hawley, Cruz and others to try to cancel the votes of millions of citizens. “I think the Senate is a place of freedom,” Feinstein said. “People come here to speak all manner of views. That’s important.” Perhaps Feinstein thought Hawley was merely hailing a cab outside the east façade of the Capitol when he raised his fist on the edge of the mob while it shattered the Capitol’s doors and windows. This all produced more charges from the left echoing Feinstein’s defeated 2018 reelection opponent, former state Senate President Kevin de Leon, now a Los Angeles councilman. De Leon called Feinstein too old to serve, never mind that she’s far from the oldest senator ever, but is history’s oldest female senator. Feinstein’s reply? She set up a new committee to raise funds for a 2024 reelection campaign that may or may not occur. Plainly, the senti-

ments she voiced about Hawley and Cruz are not shared by most Californians, especially not by the vast majority of her fellow California Democrats. Doesn’t Feinstein, who will turn 91in June 2024, realize she will draw far fiercer opposition than the politically limited de Leon if and when she runs again? Feinstein consistently won her prior elections by large margins because she assiduously courted Californians of all sorts, Republicans and Democrats, farmers and movie moguls, women’s rights advocates and law-and-order supporters. She carefully positioned herself as almost untouchable. That’s why her November opponents included relative cupcakes like Republicans Michael Huffington, Dick Mountjoy and Elizabeth Emken. She would surely draw much tougher foes in 2024, when the main competition would likely come from fellow Democrats under California’s top two “jungle primary” system. One might be Burbank Rep. Adam Schiff, now about to run his second impeachment trial of Trump. Others could include Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee or the Silicon Valley’s Rep. Ro Khanna, both darlings of the left, or even Newsom, if he survives a possible recall this year and then gets reelected in 2022. Feinstein would likely face the toughest Senate campaign of her career, with the strong prospect of departing in defeat. Why not just opt out of it all, and enjoy some time free of strenuous red-eye flights to Washington? In short, the very tough, very basic question now before Feinstein is “to resign or not.” Email Thomas Elias at

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Cases continue decline in county

Oceanside home to new vaccine site By Samantha Nelson

OCEANSIDE — The County opened a new COVID-19 vaccination location at the North Coastal Live Well Health Center in Ocean Ranch on Jan. 24. Located at 3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd., the health center is one of two new COVID-19 vaccination locations the county opened over the weekend. The other location is at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in National City. Both locations are operating from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Approximately 500 vaccinations will be available at both sites. Currently, the vaccinations will be made available to eligible residents who fall under all tiers under the county’s Phase 1A criteria. Tier 1 of Phase 1A includes health care staff working in acute care, psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals; staff in skilled nursing, assisted living and similar facilities; paramedics, EMTs and other emergency medical service providers; staff in dialysis centers; staff working in behavior health and residential facilities; and staff who are licensed to administer vaccinations. Tier 2 includes healthcare workers performing intermediate and supportive care of patients who need non-continuous nursing supervision; community health workers; public health field staff members; primary care clinics staff members; and staff working in behavioral health non-residential or outpatient facilities. Tier 3 includes healthcare workers at specialty clinics, dental and oral health clinics, pharmacies, mortuaries and those who are working in laboratories that are CLIA-licensed, meaning they conduct testing on specimens from human including blood and tissue, or are doing research with SARS-CoV-2. Additionally, the county also expanded COVID-19 vaccinations to residents who are 65 years of age or older. North Coastal Live Well Health Center is a County of San Diego Department of General Services that houses aging and independence services, a military and veterans resource center, community health promotions, regional administration, public health and behavioral health services. There are also five other locations where the county has partnered with health care suppliers to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. Appointments must be made on the County of San Diego’s website.

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CVS PHARMACIST Lina Bui prepares the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for residents and staffers on Jan. 25 at GlenBrook Health Center in Carlsbad. Photo by Steve Puterski

Carlsbad seniors get second round of COVID-19 vaccinations By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — Hundreds of residents and staffers at GlenBrook Health Center received their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines on Jan. 25 as part of the county’s rollout. According to Sadie Harness, the facilities administrator, between 350 to 375 vaccinations were administered to residents and staffers. Last week, GlenBrook’s sister property, La Costa Glen, more than 1,000 residents received their first dose of the vaccine. Those receiving the vaccine were shuttled through several rooms to drop off paperwork, take the shot and finish with a 15-minute rest period before returning to their rooms, Harness said. Many of the residents at GlenBrook have moved from La Costa Glen, Harness said, as GlenBrook offers additional service and care to more vulnerable seniors. “It’s well organized,” Harness said of the partnership with the facility and CVS pharmacists. “Right now, we’re not com-

ingling except on vaccine day. Jan. 4 was the first one and we did 300 vaccines for staff and residents.” For 89-year-old Dave Davis, the COVID-19 vaccine was one of many he’d endured throughout his life. The former Marine, who served in the Korean War and was vaccinated countless times in the service, said the first COVID-19 shot hurt a “little bit” and his arms were sore for one or two days. The second shot, though, was easier to take although he was unsure of any side effects. Regardless, the former Marine, who lost his wife of nearly 50 years just before the pandemic, said it was a relief to get the shots and has eased some of the tension in the facility. Prior to the pandemic, Davis said GlenBrook was bustling with activities with his favorite being Bingo, which he played two hours per day. But since March 2020, the residents have endured isolation and separation from their families, which has made life tougher. “The first time I had

the shot … the arm was just a little bit sore,” Davis. “I expected to be worse today, but I hardly felt the needle and haven’t felt and of the after-effects yet.” Tracy Sherman, an ombudsman and independent advocate, said the second set of shots provides a “light at the end of the tunnel” for residents. While her work has shifted to virtual meetings and phone calls, she also received a second dose and will be able to return in person to meet with the residents. Like Harness, Sherman said the rollout has been a smooth operation as pharmacists and techs from CVS have helped streamlined the process. However, Harness said “normal” is not expected to return to GlenBrook for at least six months as the rest of the population must be vaccinated as well. “It’s just been good and a long-time needed,” Sherman added. “I think the staff has done amazingly well to keep it as pleasant for the residents as possible under impossible circumstances.”

State creates COVID vaccine notification website By City News Service

REGION — Hoping to answer the most pressing question residents have regarding the COVID-19 vaccine — when can they get it — the state Jan. 25 rolled out a pilot website on which people can sign up to receive alerts on when they’re eligible and then schedule an appointment. The MyTurn system is operating on a trial basis for residents in Los

Angeles and San Diego counties, with Gov. Gavin Newsom saying the system will hopefully be available statewide by early February. The website, at, allows people to input their basic information and learn if they are currently available to receive a vaccination and, if so, allow them to scheduled a shot. People who aren’t yet eligible can pro-

vide information on age and occupation and register to receive an email or text alert about when they will be able to schedule a shot. Newsom said the system will also allow vaccine providers to input faster, more up-to-date information on the numbers of shots being administered, resolving what he called a frustrating lag time in reporting.

REGION — A downward trend of COVID-19-positive case rates continues in San Diego County, with just 9% of the county’s reported 16,250 COVID-19 tests returning positive, for a 14day average of 9%. As recently as Jan. 13, that average was north of 13%. That news came Wednesday as county public health officials reported 1,415 new COVID-19 infections and 44 additional deaths from the virus — as many businesses tentatively opened two days after the lifting of a state- imposed stay-at-home order. Both hospitalizations and intensive care admissions also continued to drop, with 1,465 people hospitalized with the virus in the region — 7% fewer than one month ago and 14% fewer than two weeks ago. Of those hospitalized with the virus, 408 are in ICU beds. Two weeks ago, there were 1,781 hospitalizations, and a record 438 ICU patients with the virus. Both numbers have been steadily declining since. There are 50 staffed ICU beds available in the county and the proportion of those in the hospital without the virus is increasing. Despite the positive trends, Wednesday was the 58th consecutive day with more than 1,000 new cases, bringing the county’s cumulative COVID-19 case total to 231,481 and the death toll to 2,465. It was announced Wednesday that a new Vaccination Super Station will open in North County on Sunday. The vaccine distribution site will open on the Cal State San Marcos campus, with the capability to vaccinate up to 5,000 individuals a day with appointments. Appointments can be made at The UC San Diego Health Vaccination Super Station at Petco Park was reopened Wednesday. People who had appointments Tuesday were rescheduled for Saturday. Patients should check the county’s MyChart to confirm. The site was closed Tuesday for repairs, and closed Monday due to inclement weather. People who were scheduled to receive a vaccination at the site on Monday had their appointments rescheduled for Thursday. Eight new community outbreaks were reported Wednesday, part of 53 in the past week tied to 228 cases. After more than six weeks of the stay-at-home order, California health of-

ficials rescinded the order Monday, citing improving conditions in hospitals. But San Diego County and the other 10 counties in the Southern California region remain subject to the tight regulations of the restrictive “purple’’ tier of economic reopening guidelines. Based on the state’s action on Monday, San Diego County officials reopened, in an outdoor capacity, restaurant dining, gyms, places of worship, museums, zoos and aquariums, camping and outdoor recreation, bars, breweries and distilleries if they serve food, low-contact youth sports such as cross- country, swimming and diving, golf and track and field, family entertainment cen-

Both hospitalizations and intensive care admissions also continued to drop, with 1,465 people hospitalized with the virus in the region. ters and movie theaters. Personal-care services such as barbershops, hair and nail salons and tattoo shops once again can operate indoors, grocery stores can operate at 50% capacity and retail at 25%, and live sports can continue as long as fans aren’t in attendance. Amusement parks will remain closed. Schools can reopen for in-person learning only if they were already open before the stay-at-home order. The county’s adjusted case rate is 49.6 new cases per 100,000 population. To be dropped into the more permissive red tier of the state’s four-level reopening plan, cases have to be fewer than seven per 100,000. The regional stay-athome order was imposed in Southern California on Dec. 7, after intensive-care-unit availability dropped below 15%. The regional availability subsequently dropped to an adjusted 0%. State officials said Monday that with hospitalization numbers trending downward, four-week projections now indicate ICU space will rise above the 15% threshold. Although the state order has been lifted, individual counties are still able to impose stricter restrictions than the state.


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Planning Commission OKs alcohol permit for resort By Dustin Jones

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas Planning Commission approved a minor use permit for the Alila Marea Beach Resort at last Thursday’s meeting, allowing the 130-room resort to serve alcohol on-site and conduct valet car service on the property. The resort, under construction at 2100 North Coast Highway 101 in northern Leucadia, requested the commission approve the property for alcohol services to accommodate a poolside bar,

an event ballroom and a restaurant inside the establishment as well as valet car services. The permit was granted, but altered the hours for alcohol service on the property. Concerns were raised by the board and members of the public around how the resort would affect the neighborhood. Encinitas resident Desiré Smith believes the city and neighborhood that drew her here several years ago is changing too fast. She’s worried the addition-

al traffic from the new resort, combined with future projects, is more than the La Costa corridor can handle. “We already have a speeding problem in Leucadia. Now, we are going to add more people and I don’t see how things are going to improve,” Smith said. “‘I think it’s important to grow, I totally believe in that. But I think you have to do it with respect for the community. You have to respect the residents, that’s what makes a community.” The board agreed to

limit the hours of the pool patio and live music to 8 p.m. to be considerate to the residents of Seabluffe, a residential community directly south of the resort. Several residents voiced concerns about resort guests spilling out of the hotel bar or ballroom for a breath of fresh air and then onto the beach. The concerns were echoed by several board members, including Amy Flicker, who was concerned about the new resort setting a bad precedent. “With what’s coming

down our pipeline, with what’s coming down La Costa, please guys, please, for the Leucadians that live here, please be a little bit more conservative than not,” Flicker said. Planning Commission Chair Bruce Ehlers said the board will continue to do what it believes is right for the people of Encinitas. “This is protecting the community character, but it’s really protecting the neighboring community of Leucadia,” Ehlers said. “I think we did what those people would want.”

Solana Beach school district to ramp up in-person instruction By Dan Brendel

SOLANA BEACH — The Solana Beach elementary school district board of trustees, at their Jan. 21 meeting, unanimously supported increasing the frequency of in-person instruction over the next month for fourth-, fifthand sixth-graders. Sixth-graders are slated to attend in-person classes four days per week — up from two days currently — beginning Feb. 8. Fifth-graders will return Feb. 22, fourth-graders March 1. The push furthers the district’s aim, reiterated since last summer, to “return as many students to school as many days as possible.” Asked to choose before the school year began, about two-thirds of families opted to return their children as campuses reopened; the rest decided to stick with all-online classes. Students whose parents chose the in-person route started “hybrid” instruction — two days a week on campus, two days online from home — in

SOLANA BEACH public schools have expanded in-person instruction for K-3 students from two to four days per week. Photo via Facebook

September. The district began expanding on-campus instruction to four days per week, one grade

level at a time, starting with kindergarten in November. First-graders followed in December, sec-

ond- and third-graders in January. Since September, 22 employees and 52 students have tested positive for COVID, forcing 16 classrooms to revert to online instruction. But “we have not had one case of transmission throughout any of our schools,” Student Services Coordinator Lesa Denham said. Last week, the district began “field testing” three fourth- and fifth-grade “pilot” in-person classrooms. Using feedback from these pilots, the district aims to hone operations, including a variety of COVID mitigation measures, before returning all students and staff. “I want things to go back to normal, this seems like a really good way to take a big step closer toward that,” Matt Singley, one of the pilot teachers, said. “I found that the experience of teaching online in the spring, and the hybrid model, to be a soul-crushing experience.” The district may establish a process for other teachers to observe the pi-

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lots, since “seeing it in action can help with [their] comfort level,” Assistant Superintendent Courtney Goode said. Safety measures will include, among other things: facial covering and social distancing requirements for all grade levels; daily symptom and temperature checks; optional testing on a rotating basis for students who don’t show symptoms; staggered arrival and dismissal times; appointed restrooms; and larger teaching spaces, spilling into adjacent classrooms, multipurpose rooms, and other facilities as necessary. Superintendent Jodee Brentlinger recommended against allowing parents who opted for all-online instruction to change their minds midway through the school year. Doing so “would disrupt many classrooms,” she said. “I continue to believe [students] learn best when they are in school, and I think we’ve heard from a lot [of constituents] who support that,” President Vicki King said. Though “students who chose online school are thriving.” “So many parents … really are wanting the kids on campus,” Trustee Julie Union said. “I believe we’re doing the right thing for our kids,” though “some teachers … have trepidation.” “We need to … meet these [target return-to-campus] dates with vigor,” Trustee Debra Schade said. “I do believe we have done everything in our power to mitigate the risk.”

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’ve discovered you don’t really know children until you see them eat. Since the library is pretty quiet these days, I’ve been drafted for lunch duty — sometimes double lunch duty. It is equal parts fascinating and exhausting. Obviously, lunch is not what it used to be and has become even more convoluted when the plague dictated a more stringent COVID-prevention protocol post-Jan. 1. Each lunch supervisor gets two classes to oversee. I have first graders. They are both adorable and terrifying. If you’re lucky, the classes’ separate designated eat-and-play areas are close together. If not, you’ll want to set up a step-counting app, because you might break a record. You will spend 45 minutes hiking the 30 yards between play areas, back and forth, back and forth, counting heads, making sure the mean girls haven’t made anyone cry and that no one is missing a limb. You might have to referee who gets which bouncy ball. If there even are any rules to the chosen game, you need to monitor Billy, as he keeps making up new ones, insisting they are in the official rule book, if such a thing existed. The kids come out to a designated outdoor area, sit on towels 12 feet apart, and eat their lunch. Once finished, they mask up and can play in that same area with their 8 to 10 classmates. Knowing that BFFs would challenge the 12-foot regulation, we were issued 12-foot bamboo sticks. We must refrain from smacking anyone with them — just measure the 12 feet and shuffle bodies around. It helps, but they still argue. It is astonishing how long they take to eat their lunch. I expected they would race through eating to get right to playing, but this isn’t true. These particular first graders happily spend the dining window shouting Truth or Dare challenges, or chanting “Chug, chug, chug,” to get someone to drink their milk too fast and spit it out their nose. They discuss the menu like gourmets, who’s eating what and whether it is any good. There is also the “Would you rather eat this or that?” game which always degenerates into grossness. I have also noticed a strange phenomenon wherein one day the whole group runs around happily together without much fuss. The next time, that TURN TO SMALL TALK ON A17

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El Corazon Aquatics Center slated for completion this summer By Samantha Nelson

OCEANSIDE — With construction of the El Corazon Aquatics Center nearing completion, the city is now looking into whether or not installing solar panels on both the Aquatics Center and the El Corazon Senior Center complexes is feasible. City Council directed staff to move forward with a solar panel feasibility memorandum along with another change order for the Aquatics Center at its Jan. 20 meeting. Change orders are issued to record an amendment to the original con-

struction contract between a contractor and customer. In 2019, Council approved a contract with PCL Construction to build the Aquatics Center for about $19.9 million, along with other contingencies, services, equipment and fees for an overall total of $26 million. That same year, City Council approved an amendment that grants the city engineer permission to sign off on any change orders up to $200,000, while anything higher must go to Council for approval. The city engineer approved the first six change

orders, but Council approved change orders No. 7 and 8 on Oct. 20, 2020 in the amount of $503,539. Change order No. 9, the most recent, covers additional charges in the amount of $232,144. According to City Engineer Brian Thomas, the change order addresses cost increases from underground conflicts, design changes and staff-requested upgrades for better safety. Thomas told Council there would be at least one more change order to cover details missed by the original design plans along with additional items to make

the site “better usable.” The project was also pushed back about 160 days as a safety net for both the contractor and the city, but it won’t be much longer until it’s expected to open this summer. “Construction’s almost complete at this point,” Thomas said. Midori Simovich, a Friends of El Corazon board member, told City Council that the group was “disappointed” by the Aquatics Center’s design plans. “We would like to remind you that the El Corazon Specific Plan includes a sustainability provision,”

Simovich said. “We are disappointed to see that several design decisions that have been made are not consistent with that provision and they were not presented to the public.” Simovich said the Friends are also concerned about change orders that were already approved including more than $24,000 for changes to accommodate the new arena proposed for El Corazon. She also questioned what happened to the solar panels that were supposed to be installed with the facility. “We feel solar panels over the parking lot will

be more cost effective and eco-friendly in the long run,” Simovich said. After some discussion, Council agreed to have staff deliver a memo on the feasibility of solar panels for the Aquatics Center and Senior Center. City Manager Deanna Lorson said the city had in the last few years completed a project installing solar panels on a number of facilities, noting that it was perhaps time for more. “Another round of solar certainly seems like a wise investment for future sustainability of the city,” Lorson said.

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Trail bridge planned near Rancho Santa Fe By Dan Brendel

A FIREFIGHTER helps extinguish a three-acre brush fire on Wednesday, Jan. 20, near Park Drive in Carlsbad. Two days later, law enforcement arrested a transient women on suspicion of starting the blaze. Photo by Joe Orellana

Police make arrest in Park Drive blaze By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Police Department arrested a 49-year-old transient woman Jan. 22 on suspicion of arson related to the brush fire two days earlier near the north side of Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad. Dawn Ann Crawford was arrested in the 100 block of Rancho Santa Fe Road in San Marcos by Carlsbad police officers with the assistance of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Crawford, who was booked into the Vista De-

tention Facility on two arson charges, is currently experiencing homelessness, according to law enforcement officials. In addition to a threealarm fire that destroyed nearly three acres, Lt. Kevin Lehan told The Coast News Crawford had allegedly tried to light two other fires. Lehan said a resident who was walking in the area noticed one of the smaller fires and quickly put it out. “We had a couple of different fires that were smoldering along a route,” Lehan said. At approximately 3:45

p.m. on Jan. 20, firefighters from Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside and Vista fire departments responded to reports of multiple active fires in the 4000 block of Park Drive between Marina and Bayshore drives with numerous single-family homes located nearby. Law enforcement officials determined no one was injured during the neighborhood conflagration. After crews put out the flames, Carlsbad and Oceanside fire departments began the investigation to determine the origins of the fire before handing the case

to law enforcement. “The detectives did some follow up … and over the course of the last dayand-a-half or so and looking at investigative resources determined she was a very good suspect,” Lehan said. “They knew who she was and put out information trying to find her. She frequents our area and San Marcos.” Lehan said at the moment, Crawford is not suspected of starting the Comet Fire on Jan. 14 that scorched roughly 50 acres near Palomar College in San Marcos.

Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman dies at 94 By City News Service

ENCINITAS — Cloris Leachman, the prolific actress of stage and screen best known for her role as Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its short-lived spinoff “Phyllis,” died in her sleep of natural causes at the age of 94, her manager said Jan. 27. Leachman died Tuesday at her home in Encinitas, her son told TMZ. “She had the best life beginning to end that you could wish for someone,”

he said. “She left everyone with a lot of love.” Leachman was born in De Moines, Iowa, on April 30, 1926, and studied drama at Illinois State University, and later at NorthwestLEACHMAN ern University. She competed in the 1946 Miss America pageant before moving to New York to study at the Actors Studio in New York City.

She appeared in numerous shows during television’s early era, along with some plum roles on Broadway, including a production of “As You Like It” with Katherine Hepburn. She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1971’s “The Last Picture Show.” But it was her work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” that cemented her in the minds of the public. Her Phyllis Lindstrom was both friend and nosy neighbor to Moore’s Mary Richards. Phyllis was portrayed

as a slightly snobbish modern woman fined attuned to the latest trends in fashion, women’s lib and other trendy social causes of the early 1970s. She was adept at drama and humor, even broad comedy, and it served her well as tastes changed over the years. Her late-career work included spots on “Malcolm and the Middle,’’ “The Simpsons’’ and “Bob’s Burgers,’’ and the films “Bad Santa,’’ “The Longest Yard,’’ and “Scary Movie 4.’’

DEL MAR — The San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority, an agency that establishes and operates parkland, recently received a state grant to close a gap in the Coast to Crest Trail with a new bridge in Rancho Santa Fe. “The purpose of this project is to provide a dedicated bridge for pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians to safely cross the San Dieguito River,” according to a 2015 project feasibility study. The project would allow “users unbroken access through this segment of the trail,” joining other segments extending in total from Del Mar to Julian. The nearly $1.4 million grant from the California Natural Resources Agency will fund regulatory review, design and construction in the Osuna Valley — just east of Del Mar and Solana Beach, near the Morgan Run Golf Club and Resort. The Joint Powers Authority receives funding from municipal governments party to the agreement. It’s governed by a cross-section of countywide municipal officials, including Councilman Dwight Worden (Del Mar), Councilwoman Kelly Harless (Solana Beach) and Councilwoman Tina Inscoe (Escondido). “No decisions have been made yet on the exact location,” Shawna Anderson, the Authority’s executive director, told The Coast News. “The final location and design of the bridge and trail connection will be determined through the planning and environmental process.” Anderson said she expects project planning and design to begin by spring and construction by 2023. The feasibility study evaluated four alternatives: (1) a 150-foot bridge located on property owned by the City of San Diego; (2) a 166-foot bridge located on private property; (3) a 115-foot bridge, plus

a secondary 30-foot span over a smaller tributary, located on private property; and (4) no bridge, but rather “a low-flow crossing of the river,” which “would be flooded on a regular basis” and “may also require access and construction within sensitive wetlands.” The agency will go forward with some version of the first alternative, which the authors of the feasibility study favored. “We’ve eliminated [the second and third alternatives] because we don’t have legal access on

[The steel] bridge-type provides a clean finished look and is a common superstructure type for pedestrian bridges.” —OsunaValleyTrailBridge FeasibilityStudy, Aug.2015

that property,” Anderson said. “We studied [them] with the property owner’s consent but in the end did not receive permission to continue considering those locations.” The study authors recommended a prefabricated steel truss bridge, as opposed to a pre-cast concrete option. “[The steel] bridgetype provides a clean finished look and is a common superstructure type for pedestrian bridges,” according to the study. “It helps to minimize impacts to the environment by eliminating the use of temporary falsework across the San Dieguito River that is required for cast-in-place concrete construction. … Decorative pylons or pilasters may also be used at the bridge entrances to enhance the aesthetics.”


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Carlsbad, Vista schools delay reopening By Steve Puterski

REGION — Gov. Gavin Newsom's latest decision to return San Diego and 10 other counties back to the purple tier on Monday will not have an impact on school reopenings, according to Carlsbad Unified School District Superintendent Ben Churchill. Last week, the California Department of Public Health released new in-person instruction guidelines, leaving school districts with several options and obstacles to reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Carlsbad and Vista Unified school districts' each recently approved a reopening plan in compliance with the state's Department of Public Health's requirements. Carlsbad Unified will allow elementary students to return to campus on Jan. 25 for five days per week from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Secondary students will not be allowed to return until San

The (state) Department of Health are the ones that changed the rules, not the union...” Superintendent Ben Churchill

Diego County drops into the red tier of the state’s system. In Vista, elementary students will also remain in-person, while secondary students remain in virtual-only learning models. However, Vista Unified's supplemental programs will continue with in-person for students who are at high-risk, such as fos-

ter, homeless and English learners. “The Department of Health are the ones that changed the rules, not the union, and we legally can’t (fully) reopen until in the red tier,” Churchill said, addressing a number of parents calling for the district to immediately reopen. For Carlsbad students, if the county moves back into the red tier, middle and high school will have to stay in their respective cohorts all day during in-person instruction. Additionally, social distancing would require six feet of space between teachers and students, and at least four feet of separation between students, Churchill said. Churchill and school district administrators also discussed the recent installation of air filters at school sites, including 275 HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters. Regarding vaccines, Churchill said he

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doesn’t believe the status of vaccinations for educators would change anything as far as getting kids back into school. As for prep sports, Assistant Superintendent Rob Nye said there will be just two seasons this year. The first season starting on Feb. 1 for the purple tier includes cross country and swimming and diving. The second season, which covers spring sports, is currently looking at only boys and girls golf, tennis and track. But as for parents, many said they felt hopeless that their kids may not return to school for the rest of the year. “The brain breeds atrophy in isolation,” said Sharon McKeeman. “We relied on data for certain populations ... and ignored drastic damage and risks to our children. We have been able to open since September. … but the State bows to the California Teachers Association.” Lindsey Gordon, president of the Carlsbad Unified Teachers Association, said the union and district are working to meet the new guidelines and by doing it safely. She said teachers want to return to the classroom, while special education and elementary teachers have been working hard with the current in-person curriculum. “This is not a reflection with kids returning and everything with doing safely,” Gordon said “We want to interact with students. I love the students that I teach. We are teaching in ways never been done before.” The Carlsbad school district and teachers' union agreed to a new memorandum of understanding prior to the school board's Jan. 20 meeting.

CANYON CREST Academy music teacher Amy Villanova was recently selected as the recipient of California’s ByronHoyt/ Don Schmeer Band Educator Award. Courtesy photo

CCA’s Villanova honored as state’s top music educator By Dustin Jones

ENCINITAS — Amy Villanova, music educator at Canyon Crest Academy, will receive the 2020 Byron Hoyt/Don Schmeer Band Educator Award, California’s top honor for excellence in instrumental education. She’s the first educator in the San Dieguito Union High District to receive the California Music Educators Association’s award, and third in San Diego County, since the award’s inception in 2000. The past year was a challenging one for educators. The vast majority of students in the district have participated in distance learning instead of on-campus education since last spring. Villanova said band practices have been conducted online through video conference calls, which is easier said than done. “It’s a really different experience online, but the

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kids are really resilient and creative,” she said. “The kids have really risen to the challenge. We are just looking at music differently right now.” Villanova has always looked at music differently. Her mother taught English and Spanish, her father a well-known composer. She grew up around her mother’s classroom and steeped in her father’s music. She believes music is an integral part of a child’s education. “It’s a form of communication, collaboration and expression,” Villanova said. “One of those things where the sum of the whole is greater than the parts. It’s something to help communicate sometimes when language doesn’t. When we are all speaking in this new language, we all understand.” Villanova was selected over all other music educators in the state: public and private schools, colleges and universities. CCA Principal Brett Killeen said the award could not have gone to a better teacher or better person. Villanova has been a music teacher for 21 years, 16 of which have been at Canyon Crest. When the school opened in 2004, it heavily focused on the arts, Killeen said, and Villanova has been there since the beginning. “She cares so beyond the music program; she cares about the whole school,” Killeen said. “Just an incredible ambassador not just for CCA, but for our district.”

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but in-person attendance will not be required, Jacobs said. While some parents and students are eager to get back into the classroom, others are still wary. Members of the public submitted comments about the re-opening plan before the meeting took place. Many called for the school board to be more transparent about reopening plans. Others demanded the board provide a written



The San Francisco Superior Court has ruled the San Diego County Water Authority is the prevailing party in the agency’s first two lawsuits to be heard challenging rates and charges set by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The order entitles the Water Authority to recover its attorneys’ fees and costs in those cases, in addition to a $44 million damage and interest award made earlier. The Water Authority filed lawsuits between 2010 and 2018 challenging water rates and charges as A NEW plastic film, developed by Indevco Plastics, is comprised they were set and imposed by MWD on San Diego of 50% recycled plastics and fully recyclable. Courtesy photo County agencies and their Support Corporation and Haggerty, Maddie Bowman, ratepayers. Asian Business Association Nina Okawa, Jake Curran, of San Diego. Brooke Garvin, Colleen SBA WANTS YOUR OPINION The U.S. Small BusiHaggerty, Tahra Nakhai, Garrett Lawler, Alex Bye, ness Administration invites HIGH GRADE POINTS Cal State San Marcos Kasey Spencer, Jon Ul- public comment on a proAthletics raised the bar rich, Billy Ohara, Harper posed rule designed to reonce again as the Cougars Hughes, Logan Acosta, Raja move regulatory provisions topped their previous fall’s Caruso, Jaden Ferguson, that exclude certain faithdepartmental grade-point Drew Green and Mikayla based organizations from average record by posting a Morris of Carlsbad; Ella seven business loan and diAbramson, Taylor Mesa, saster assistance programs. 3.22 for Fall 2020. These programs inAnother milestone Siera Gants, Micah SchnCSUSM achieved in the fall adig, Jenna Brown, Bella clude the Intermediary was to have 41 student-ath- Carmona, David Seidel, Lending Program (ILP), letes earn Mangrum Award Omid Ghazi, Peter Gagne Business Loan programs honors with a perfect 4.0 and Katie Prince of Encin- (7(a), Microloan and 504 itas; Clinton Alden of Del programs, Economic Injury GPA. Mar; Tommy Schouten, of Disaster Loan (EIDL) proRancho Santa Fe, and Buffy gram, Military Reservist Other notable students: Economic Injury Disaster — Alexander Tran, Howe, of Oceanside. Loan (MREIDL) program of north San Diego, was and Immediate Disaster AsTHORNER REP FOR OMWD named to the Siena College Olivenhain Munici- sistance Program (IDAP). President’s List for the Fall pal Water District General 2020 Semester; BIRCH OFFERS EDUCATION — Grace Laliotis, of Manager Kimberly Thorner Birch Aquarium at was seated Jan. 14 at her San Diego, was named to Institution of Shenandoah University first board meeting as OM- Scripps Oceanography at UC San WD’s representative on the President’s List for Fall San Diego County Water Diego is offering 600 free 2020; — Cynthia Castaneda, Authority board of direc- virtual programs to local of Vista, majoring in nurs- tors. OMWD’s board unan- schools in need this year. ing, was named to Bradley imously appointed Thorner Registration is now open University’s (Ill.) Fall 2020 Nov. 18 and she was sworn for Virtual School Group Programs for the 2020/2021 in on Jan. 6. Dean’s List; Thorner will complete school year. – Phoebe Harris, of EnMore information on cinitas, majoring in commu- the term left vacant by the nication and Sierra Miller resignation from SDCWA’s scholarships, as well as the board by OMWD Director scholarship application and of Rancho Santa Fe; instructions for booking — Neleh Coleman, of Christy Guerin. Oceanside, was named to the Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the fall 2020 semester. Coleman is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas’ Angelo State University; — Local students named to the University of Utah Fall 2020 Dean’s List include Alec Gettinger Kowalski and Maximils in ian Heiskell of San MarYear state E l cos; Brian Zavala, Katie a Re Prince, Ciro Valdez Garcia and Krystian Fichat of Encinitas; Annie Pugmire, Isabelle Curran, Colleen

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list of accommodations for teachers to safely return to campus. “Our guiding principle has always been focused on the health and safety of our students, families, staff, and community,” Jacobs said. “We will continue to monitor the guidance coming from the CDPH and the San Diego County Public Health Orders… our guiding principle has always been focused on the health and safety of our students, families, staff, and community.”



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Silvergate San Marcos wins 2021 Best of Senior Living award SAN MARCOS — Silvergate San Marcos, the area’s premier senior living community for more than 25 years, has once again been selected as a 2021 Best of Senior Living Award Winner on, the country’s largest online ratings and reviews site for senior care and services. “We are so honored have been selected for this award and recognized yet again by another national rating service for the outstanding care and exemplary service our entire team provides for our residents. Silvergate is one of only a handful of senior living communities in the area to win the 2021 Senior Advisor award,” said David Nelson, Marketing Director for the community. “We are incredibly humbled by all of the positive feedback we received online from our residents, their families and the community. While managing through this pandemic, it means even more to us right now.” is in their seventh year of hosting the Best of Senior Living Awards which showcase the retirement communities delivering outstanding care and meeting the highest standards of service in independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The award is based on online reviews written by seniors and their families who have direct experience with the community. This exclusive designation honors the top 1% of senior care providers across the country. Silvergate San Marcos regularly receives exceptionally positive reviews from their senior residents and their families like this one: “My father moved to Silvergate two years ago and is very happy there,” said Rosemary Trujillo, a relative to a Silvergate resident. “The Silvergate staff is pleasant, helpful and caring, and they treat him well. Silvergate management does a good job of keeping us informed on matters related to the facility and any impact on residents.” Online reviews help Americans who are considering retirement living to research communities of interest and to ultimately select the senior care solution that

best fits their needs. Seniors and their families turn to the Internet and consumer reviews when narrowing their options among retirement communities in their area. They rely on these peer perspectives as much as personal recommendations from friends, geriatric professionals and medical personnel when making the significant decision to move to senior living. "We’re proud to be among the top one percent of family-rated communities and care providers in the nation,” said Joan Rink-Carroll, Executive Director for Silvergate San Marcos. “We knew the bar for standards had been raised this year. We also knew that only the best communities and care providers would be recognized because they made the criteria harder than ever this award season. I’m proud to say our amazing team of nurses, caregivers and staff rose to the occasion and we can once again be counted among the best-ofthe-best in senior living providers." About Silvergate San Marcos Located in a serene setting within the city of San Marcos, Silvergate is a full-service retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. As a senior living community with a broad spectrum of care, and decades of experience in the industry, Silvergate is proud to have been recognized for its superior service levels and for making a difference in the lives of seniors right here in San Diego County. Check out why San Diegans are singing Silvergate's praises and learn more about securing a new apartment home at Silvergate San Marcos by taking a virtual or private, in-person tour of the community. For information, call David Nelson at 760-7444484. Currently, the community has two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio models available for private viewing in addition to Memory Care Suites located in a separate building on campus. Silvergate San Marcos is located at 1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA 92078. www.

t this time of year my kitchen table is piled high with seed catalogues, which I read from cover to cover. I recently learned from reading “The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds,” (Robert and Cheryl Gough, Storey Publishing, 2011), that “the first ‘European’ seeds were brought into the New World by Columbus in 161l, and the first seed introduced was tobacco in the Jamestown colony. Pilgrims to the Massachusetts colony brought with them seeds from England and Holland in 1629, so most of our food and feed crops were introduced into the colonies by the end of the seventeenth century. These crops supplemented seeds of corn, squash, pumpkins and beans that originated in the New World from Native Americans. “Later, the more exotic seeds such as tomatoes were brought from Italy and grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, but none of his friends and neighbors would eat them. They were featured in 1812 in restaurants in New Orleans, and later appeared in the first seed catalogue, J.B. Russell of Boston. “Jefferson and others recognized that the United States must gather and disseminate European agricultural information and plants to its farmers if it was to become a leading nation.” We now have over one hundred seed catalogues to choose from, and most of us who have vegetable gardens do so because we want to eat our own food. At this time of year, when gardeners begin to dream about the shape and

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content of their vegetable gardens we can get a head start by researching and starting seeds indoors. So, in the past few months I have found numerous resources to share with newbie or seasoned gardeners, in hopes you can use the information to expand your vegetable and herb selections. Many gardeners in all parts of the United States have become increasingly interested in “heirloom varieties” of seed, and I have investigated many of the new growers and their catalogues. The dedication of these growers, many of whom are growing and saving seed, is astounding. Selections in their catalogues feature over 30 varieties of tomatoes, 30 hot and sweet peppers, 15 varieties of corn, 20 types of lettuce and hundreds of other offerings. The Gettle family from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company believe that “seeds are the living component that connects us back to our ancestors, our own culture, and the amazing cultures and food traditions from around the planet. We want to challenge you not only to grow your own food, but also support the

GMO-free food chain, especially local sources and farmers who keep good food alive.” Other heirloom seed companies that offer free catalogues include: www.,, and just to name a few! When contacting these companies, you can also utilize their resource and education pages that give detailed instructions about growth habits and time frames, and many have horticulturists on hand to answer questions. Locally, we have a wonderful example of an experimental vegetable/ flower garden in Carlsbad at The Village Rock Shop, owned by Xenia Mateiu and cared for by local landscape gardener Chris Bany. Xenia is a perfect example of a gardener who grows with a purpose in mind. She uses all the herbs and vegetables in her cooking, and happily gives samples of her vegetables! Recently Xenia received Calendula seed from her mother in Romania, and Chris planted the seed, which is thriving even in the cooler weather. Xenia’s plan is to use

the Calendula in tea and salves, and she will keep us posted with her recipes. The courtyard garden is a visually striking example of a combination of flowers, vegetables and herbs. Both the shop and garden are open daily from 10am – 6pm and are located at 2690 State Street, Carlsbad. Chris Bany’s work can be seen on Instagram at CaliforniaFoodScapes; or call/text (760) 421-9855. Have fun planning and dreaming about your upcoming garden. In a previous Jano’s Garden column, I included step-by-step instructions for planting seed, which can be found in Coast News Archive/ April 8, 2020. If you have questions about finding catalogues, resources or instructions contact me at janosgarden @ Other useful gardening resources can be found at www.mastergardenersd. com, or www.gardening. Jano Nightingale is a horticulturist, and former Director of the Master Gardener Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Cooperstown, New York. She works on community gardens in North County and lives in Vista with her son.

Transit district plans rail-trespassing crackdown By City News Service

OCEANSIDE — Beginning Monday, the North County Transit District will enhance trespassing education and enforcement along the San Diego coastal rail corridor in advance of putting five new state-of-the-art locomotives into service the following week. The Siemens Charger diesel-electric engines, designed to meet the latest emission standards, are significantly quieter than those they replace — a sound-reduction benefit to communities they travel through but a change that underscores the importance of avoiding trespassing on railroad right-ofways, district officials said

Wednesday in announcing the enhanced education and enforcement efforts. In an effort to reduce train-related public hazards, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Transit Enforcement Services Unit will increase its presence along the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo rail line between Oceanside and San Diego prior to the Feb. 8 introduction of the improved locomotives, according to the district. During the outreach period, deputies will work to educate the public on the dangers of venturing onto the tracks and, when appropriate, enforce penalties for anyone caught trespassing within the

NCTD right-of-way. Citations for such violations can carry fines up to $500 and, potentially, up to six months in jail. “It is never a good idea to cross a railroad track unless you’re at a legal crossing,” said Sean Loofbourrow, chief of safety services for the transit district. “Trespassing across the rail line can result in tragic accidents that produce a ripple effect of trauma across the greater community. Witnesses, train crews, family members, friends and riders are all impacted by these tragic accidents. “The momentary convenience of crossing the tracks illegally is never

worth jeopardizing the safety of yourself and hundreds of others.” When a train comes to an emergency halt due to trespassers on or near the tracks, there is a risk of injury to passengers and crew members. Additionally, unplanned stops require an inspection of the train and the section of rail it occurred on, as well as tests to ensure brakes are functioning properly. Those procedures lead to a chain reaction of delays along the rail corridor, economic burdens to passengers unable to get to work and costs to taxpayers, who pay for the necessary inspections, NCTD officials noted.

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STEPHEN PODGORSKI Olyphant, PA native, Lt. Col. Stephen J. Podgorski, USAF Ret., passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2020 in San Marcos, CA at the age of 98. He was a World War II veteran. He was the son of John Podgorski and Maryanna Mazur Podgorski, both immigrants from Poland. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Mary Louise (Gyomory) Podgorski who grew up in Dunmore. Also predeceasing him were his brother Joseph and Joe’s wife Mary, and his sisters Josephine Podgorski and Sophie Kashuba and her husband Stanley. He is survived by his son Richard (Rick) Podgorski and his wife Susan of Carlsbad, CA and by his daughter Suzanne (Sue) Galpin and her husband Mark of Cheyenne, WY. Survivors also include his grandson Michael Podgorski and his wife Nathalie and their daughter, his great-granddaughter Avery, all of San Diego, CA; granddaughter Anne (Annie) McCartney and her husband

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Theodora M. “Doris” Presley, 98, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Arden Courts of Harrisburg. She was the wife of the late Lt. Col. John George Presley who passed in 1983. Her son, John Russell Presley, also preceded Doris in death in 2008. Doris is survived by her daughter, Ann Viozzi and her husband Vince (of Annville Pa), grandchildren, Tony Viozzi and his wife Vanessa (of Annville PA), Genna Viozzi and her husband John Fillat (of


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Jeff of West Richland, WA; his grandson Daniel Podgorski and Dan’s fiancé Nabra Nelson, both of Seattle, WA; and by his granddaughter Jennifer Podgorski of Carlsbad, CA. -- and by many much-loved nieces, nephews, and good friends Growing up, he received the nickname Dusty from his buddies. He was baptized and later confirmed at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Olyphant. The guys filled their days with school, games, neighborhood rambles, hitchhiking to Lake Ariel and other locations, and going to Saturday matinees at the old Granada Theatre (selling copes of the Scranton newspapers to earn the price of admission, and occasionally sneaking in!). His heroes were the Western stars Tom Mix, Ken Maynard, and Hoot Gibson. A self-confessed mediocre student in grade school, he had the good fortune in eighth grade to have as his teacher Sister Ernestine who “changed the course of his life” by asking what he wanted to become in life. He responded quickly, “An Army Air Corps Pilot!”

Philadelphia), Alanna McMullan and her husband Marc (of Linglestown PA), Timothy Presley (of San Francisco), Sean Presley (of Santa Rosa CA), and great grandchildren, Dominic, Olivia, Anthony, Ryan, and daughter-in-law Patti Hughes (of Carmel CA), wife of the late John Russell Presley. Doris and John were married in 1944 and spent the next 20 years raising their family in the Marine Corps. They moved from California to New Jersey in the 60s where John worked for the Federal Aviation Agency. Upon that retirement, John and Doris moved back to California, spending a few years traveling throughout the United States and Canada in their RV. After John’s death, Doris stayed in California and continued to travel, never missing an opportunity to go to Europe, Mexico, and explore more of the States. She loved playing bridge, enjoyed bowling, and was an avid reader.

The good sister pointed out that to achieve his dream he would have to work hard and get good grades, and he did. Dusty graduated from Olyphant High School in 1941. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, he even wanted to go to Canada to become a pilot and join the fight right away. Instead, after the attack he was accepted in the Army Air Corps Cadets Program and, after a three-day train ride from Wilkes-Barre, PA to San Antonio, TX, began his decades-long career as a military officer.

Receiving his pilot wings in November 1943 was one of the proudest days

She played golf on a regular basis and loved going to the casinos, and socializing with friends. Doris attended the San Diego Padres’ baseball games and took many trips to their spring training camp in Arizona. One of her favorite spots was the San Diego Musical Theatre and Playhouse, as well as the San Diego Zoo, and San Diego Museum of Art. Doris had a love of Mexican food and taught her entire family to enjoy the same. Doris was born in Columbus, OH on May 6, 1922, to the late James and Margaret (Klocki) Mitchell. She was raised in Encinitas and graduated in 1940 from San Dieguito High School. She was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Ramona CA. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities, www.kreamerfuneralhome. com

of his life. After additional training in various aircraft, he eventually made his way to a jungle airstrip named Tanuan on the island in New Guinea. From there he flew missions around the Western Pacific in his C-46 transport aircraft. They carried infantry troops, brought out the wounded, and ferried tons of supplies and ammunition to various combat locations. Enemy soldiers still in their area occasionally lobbed mortars and directed cannon fire at their aircraft. Towards the end of the war, Dusty and his crew flew cargo to the recently bombed city of Nagasaki whose survivors presented a tragic sight to see and describe. After the war, he returned to Dunmore where he and Mary were wed in 1947 at the old St. Casimir’s Church there. Recalled to active duty in 1952, he became a Command Pilot (September 1960) and served honorably in locations including England, Georgia, Newfoundland, and Massachusetts. His last assignment was as a member of the Eighth Air Inspector General Team at Westover

Air Force Base near Chicopee, MA. He and Mary then retired to their dream home in beautiful Granby, MA where they spent their days happily together.

Dusty became a very adept woodworker, making rocking chairs, high chairs, rocking horses and other objects, usually bearing the artfully painted name of the child who received them. He loved all children and retained a childlike love of holidays, especially Christmas and Halloween. Even dating from his newly-married years in Dunmore, he loved to play Santa Claus with the most beautiful live tree complete with delightful village

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and Lionel Train nestled below it. At Halloween he would paint cartoon characters on small pumpkins for each of his grandchildren and other lucky kids. Throughout his life, he retained a keen interest in current affairs, reading papers and magazines voraciously and watching news shows on TV. He also loved to watch movies at home, especially musicals, comedies, and the westerns from his childhood and afterwards. Music was also a lifelong love of his, especially the Big Band tunes and performers of his youth. Dusty had a big heart as evidenced by the constant stream of donations he directed to a myriad of charities including childrens’ hospitals, Native American schools, veterans’ charities, religious organizations and more. He was undaunted when his mailbox would fill up daily with new solicitations from these and others. He looked forward to it. Donations in Dusty’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. May he rest in the peace of the Lord.

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is offering 600 free virtual programs to local schools in need this year. The aquarium’s education team adapted its Next Generation Science Standards-aligned Discovery Lab programs into new 30- and 45-minute virtual lessons for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Register at https://aquarium.ucsd. edu/teachers/online-learning/virtual-after-school-series or e-mail or call (858) 534-7336.

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The Oceanside Public Library and MiraCosta Learning is For Everyone host a free series of online lectures in North County San Diego, on Fridays at 1 p.m. Learn about our changing community from a news journalist, get an update on the decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, learn about meanings of flowers from an art historian and more, on Zoom. Registration is required at U M n r vJr n n Nf H E c N VA or e-mail life.miracosta@

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Summer may feel far away, but the deadline is fast approaching for civic-minded teens in San Diego to apply for Bank of America’s Student Leader’s program – which provides paid summer internships at local nonprofits, including four WHAT IS THAT? Learn about the supermassive black hole that lies at the center of our Milky Way galaxy at San Diego’s Fleet Science Center’s “The Sky Tonight: Supermassive Black Holes,” 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Courtesy photo from San Diego. The 2021 application is open through gram. Girls in grades 7 and Science Center for “The and create excitement for Jan. 29 at, interested in learning Sky Tonight: Supermas- science with Young ScienJwvv. PARKINSON’S SUPPORT more about STEM and dif- sive Black Holes,” 7 to 8 tists. Register at https:// Free monthly meetings, ferent STEM careers, must p.m. Feb. 3. Get tickets at w w w. f l e e t s c i e n c e . o r g / for people with Parkinson’s submit applications before events/young-scientists. The and their care partners, are Feb. 5. Apply at fleetscience. night-astronomy-talksuper- four-week program comes FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING held virtually on Zoom the massive-black-holes-tick- with prepackaged materials Human Trafficking will first Monday of every month org/application. ets-131093934487. At the and weekly video check-ins. be the focus of a free Zoom at 10 a.m. Featured speaker center of our Milky Way webinar presented by Sorop- Feb. 1 will be Amy Carlson FOCUS ON HUMAN RIGHTS From Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, galaxy lies a supermassive timist International of Vista presenting “How To Live and North County Inland Well With Parkinson’s.” To the Museum of Photograph- black hole. What is that? BECOME A VIRTUAL FOSTER from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 30. To receive the Zoom invite, ic Arts, will host a virtual If you want to lend a register for the free webi- please contact Carol at hc- film festival and live Q&A COVID AND PARKINSON’S discussions with filmmakers The La Costa chapter helping paw to the pets at nar, go to and human rights advocates. of the North County Par- your Rancho Coastal Hunt6XY. For more informaTickets at hrwfilmfesti- kinson’s Support Group will mane Society, but this isn’t a tion visit soroptimistvista. The Human meet virtually from 1 to 2 good time for you to take a org or e-mail soroptimistint- KOOK RUN IS VIRTUAL The Kook Run is back Rights Watch Film Festival p.m. Feb. 3, with speaker cat, dog, or rabbit into your Keynote speaker Monica and its virtual in 2021. Join will kick off with the film Dr. David Higgins present- home, consider donating. 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Tip Top Meats’ entire menu is available for take-out, from 7 AM to 7 PM, 7 days a week. This week, Tip Top is featuring their soups. all original recipes from home-made stock. There is a wide variety including: Lentil, Potato, Cream of Broccoli, Vegetable, Oxtail, all gluten free, & Chicken Noodle. Also available is their famous Beef Stroganoff, Beef Stew and the largest portions of homemade Meat Loaf in the county!

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San Marcos Unified elementary students resume in-person school By Tigist Layne

SAN MARCOS — The San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) held a governing board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19 and decided to gradually resume in-person learning for elementary students. Secondary students will remain in remote instruction. At the meeting, the board approved a plan that returned preschool students to campus this past Monday, Jan. 25, while transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and elementary specialized special education programs returned the next day. Second and third grade students won’t resume in-person classes until Feb. 16, while fourth and fifth grade students will return to campus on Feb. 23. Secondary athletics, secondary specialized special education programs and small cohorts resumed on-campus activities on Jan. 25-26 as well. Middle and high school students will remain in remote instruction until further notice. “Our middle and high schools remain poised and ready to open to in-person hybrid instruction as soon as the county moves into the less restrictive Red Tier. We will continue to update our families in the upcoming weeks,” said Tiffany Campbell, assistant

superintendent of instructional services. Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted an almost two monthlong stay-at-home order on Monday, placing San Diego County back into the Purple Tier, which is still the most restrictive of the state’s four-tiered reopening plan. SMUSD has maintained that in-person learning must be a priority for special education students and elementary students, who would be most negatively impacted by remote instruction. The district’s middle and high school students, who have not been on campus for almost a full year, will resume in-person classes only if San Diego County moves into the Red Tier. The district’s elementary students who chose a hybrid learning option have been attending in-person classes since October, while middle and high school students were set to begin in-person learning in January. On Dec. 29, the district notified parents that they would be pausing in-person learning for at least two weeks citing concerns over the countywide surge in COVID-19 cases. Since August, SMUSD, which has more than 21,000 students in grades K-12, has had 86 students and 69 employees test positive for COVID-19.

Rivers brought touch of South to North County


hilip Rivers was noted for his Sunday drives, the ones that led the Chargers, and briefly the Indianapolis Colts, to numerous victories. But it was Rivers’ weekday drives, the ones from North County to Costa Mesa, that enhanced his local popularity. Rivers, a longtime Santaluz resident, didn’t move to Los Angeles after the Chargers fled San Diego following the 2016 season. Instead Rivers was content to plop his backside into a customized van to make the 90-minute commute to the team's facility in Orange County. While in transit Rivers would study tape instead of tailgates, pursing his passion for football but not at the expense of uprooting his family that included nine kids. Rivers, 39, retired recently, ending a 17-year career in which he spent all but his last season with the Chargers. With the Bolts, Rivers was a North County fixture, spotted at youth sports games, church or by just being present and polite.

FORMER CHARGERS quarterback Philip Rivers was a North County fixture for many years. Photo via Twitter

I was a Chargers beat writer for the North County Times when Rivers arrived in 2004, a hotshot quarterback from North Carolina State. First he was drafted by the New York Giants and then peddled to the Chargers in a blockbuster trade orchestrated by then-San Diego general manager A. J. Smith, a Del Mar resident. Rivers checked in with a funny throwing motion and an aw-shucks demeanor. The Alabama native was as country as a dirt road and Rivers wore that persona as comfortably as the T-shirts he sported. When one read “Piggly Wiggly” reporters scratched their heads of its

meaning while I reached for my phone. My cousin, Toebuck King, worked at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Iuka, Miss., for four decades. My connection with Rivers was a Southern one: my Mom is from Mississippi and that background helped me translate Rivers to others. When Rivers said, “dadgumit,” that was the equivalent of him cussing. When Rivers said, “fixin’ to” that meant he was about to do something. A “purtnear ready” meant something was close to happening. Once there was a Jim’s Southern BBQ in Encinitas that intrigued Rivers, es-

pecially when he learned it carried his beverage of choice. “They got any Peach Nehi there?” asked Rivers, then a backup to Drew Brees. “I love Peach Nehi.” I would slip him Peach Nehi on occasion and it never failed to produce a smile. But my relationship with Rivers wasn’t an aberration. He was exceedingly gracious with all media, a rare occurrence from an NFL quarterback of Rivers’ pedigree. Rivers was homespun and his remarks seldom came with a period. If asked a question Rivers would unleash a tsunami of quotes that would string together numerous thoughts and reflections. What Rivers never did was criticize a teammate or coach. What he always did, as they say down South, was to “spread the sugar around” in giving praise to others. Rivers is a Hall of Fame Southern gentleman and he could be bound for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. When Rivers tapped out, he was No. 5 all-time in the NFL in completions (5,277), passing yards (63,440) and touchdown passes (421). Instead of numbers, we celebrate what Rivers meant to the Chargers, North County and countless others. Years ago Rivers was TURN TO SPORTS TALK ON A26

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clam chowder. You can order take out of their full menu at Top Choice too, and conveniently order online. Noah Boes, their passionate fishmonger says, “If you find fish any fresher, they are still breathing!” Both Tip Top and Top Choice’s staff are in full compliance with the current CDC health standards and they are working hard every day to maintain and exceed these health standards. Big John says, “Most of my customers drive by other market who offer similar items as Tip Top and Top Choice, but they drive right by, because they know that NO One can do what we do, we have customers drive down from all over the county to shop and eat her, even regular customers from Orange County, and that we are proud of.”

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in fact, be removed from his post. “We are addressing it, we’re not ignoring. It’s something that we feel is very important,” Smartt said. “-These are accusations, and they’re pretty serious accusations, so we want to make sure that we afford him his due process, just like any of us would like to be afforded. So no one is going to try to railroad him out of there, we’re going to follow the process, and if it’s deemed that he should be removed, then he’ll be removed.” Sobczak has been removed from his position as dean of the American Legion College as well as a seat on the national board of the American Legion Riders, however, it is up to the local Escondido post to decide Sobczak’s fate as a post commander. Smartt said that the trial is a lengthy process that will probably go into April or maybe even May. Sobczak will be up for re-election in May. In the meantime, he is not under suspension. “He’s still actively engaged in post activities and the business of the post,” Smartt said. “We don’t have a provision in the bylaws to suspend him unless he has done something that has brought physical harm to another member of the post, and while we’ve received a lot of negative attention, we haven’t received anything that warrants an immediate suspension based on the bylaws. If we were to suspend

ty projects and serves a variety of other government relations and community outreach clients. Before joining Intesa, she spent six years serving as director of community affairs for Supervisor Bill Horn. Before accepting her new role as chair of the board, Wonsley was chair of the Chamber’s Oceanside Young Professionals Network, which she helped found. She passed along that title after accepting her new role as board chair. Wonsley also chairs the Chamber’s event task force, which was created to help figure out how to FAR-RIGHT demonstrators, including Sobczak, participated in the Million MAGA March, a hold purposeful events for pro-Trump rally on Dec. 12 in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo the Chamber and its larger will be the ones conducting post, sent this statement to partners and members to the trial. However, once the The Coast News: network while in the midtrial is finished, Sobczak “I am, along with aldle of a pandemic. has a right to appeal the most 900 other veterans, a In addition to her verdict. proud member of Escondido work with the Chamber, “One person’s actions American Legion Post #149. Wonsley also serves on do not define the entire In fact, I am a life member the board of directors for post. We’re a post full of of the Legion and support the Boys & Girls Clubs of good people… we want to its values. The actions of Oceanside. Not so long ago, keep doing good in the com- our Post commander supWonsley was once a Boys & munity and we hope the porting the Proud Boys are Girls Club herself. community will continue to contrary to the values of “Community service support us,” Smartt said. this country, the Legion and has always been a part of “This is a really hard time the Escondido community. me professionally and perfor us we’ve never had this Actions have been taken sonally,” Wonsley said. MICHAEL SOBCZAK kind of negative publicity to initiate his removal. We For Wonsley, she him without due cause, he because we haven’t had this were all very disappointed wants to make sure her could appeal it.” kind of behavior.” in his course of action and community is better off Though Sobczak has Smartt added that no reject it as an acceptable than when she first found been asked to resign by other members have been form of civil discourse and it. members of the post, he re- accused or charged with disagreement.” Though the COVID-19 fuses to do so. anything related to this inAt this time, it is unpandemic has hit everyone The post’s board, which cident. clear if Sobczak attended or hard over the last year, consists of three officers – Escondido Mayor Paul was affiliated with the Jan. Wonsley is inspired to see Smartt, a judge advocate McNamara, a member of the 6 insurrection of the Capihow resilient the commuand a disinterested party – American Legion Escondido tol. nity has been despite the

many challenges along the way. “Just the way people really came together was so inspiring,” she said. “We’re in this together, we don’t have to do this alone, and we’re proven stronger together.” What makes the Chamber so special for Wonsley is having the platform to figure out how the city can revitalize itself as well as the advocacy the Chamber performs by reaching out to businesses, particularly minority-owned businesses, to give them a voice that before wasn’t always heard in the community. Last year was big for the Chamber because it was the first time the organization ever endorsed any candidates, which worked out in the Chamber after its endorsed candidates, Councilmembers Ryan Keim and Peter Weiss, were elected. While 2021 is an offyear for elections, it’s still significant to the Chamber, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. “We will continue to inspire leaders to join local boards and commissions if not run for office, educate people on vacancies and focusing on pandemic recovery,” Wonsley said. Wonsley assumes her new role as board chair during a time when more and more women are coming into leadership positions. “I’m thankful for those who paved the way before me,” Wonsley said.

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one of those for me and I am really very grateful.” Additionally, in 2019 and 2020, Gracie performed the roles in Moonlight Youth Theater’s “Junie B Jones” (Lucille); Blue Rose Theater Project’s “Matilda” (Mrs. Wormwood) and sang “You’ve Got Possibilities” with The Broadway Artists Connection in New York City. Melissa Howard, Gracie’s mother, said one of the most attractive things about her daughter’s personality and character is her modesty and how much of a cheerleader she is for others. “Although she is always very excited to hear the news of these recognitions, (Gracie) remains very humble and low key in sharing them,” Melissa Howard said. Gracie has been involved in performing arts since age 4, starting in her first live theater performance in San Diego Junior Theater’s showcase of “Go, Dog, Go!” During the 2019-20 season, she made her professional theater debut playing the role of Alice in Moonlight Stage Production’s “Matilda” (Over her career, Gracie has played various characters in several different theater company’s productions of “Matilda”). In addition to live theater, Gracie has appeared twice as a contestant on FOX Network’s Master Chef Junior. She has also started her own nonprofit baking organization, “A Little Bite of Heaven,” raising money for multiple organizations to

assist both people and animals. Gracie is also a voracious learner and has received first-place awards in the 2020 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, qualifying for the state competition and Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s leading middle school STEM competition. The Cardiff thespian received the Director’s Choice Award for her entry in San Diego’s Write Out Loud (RIC) Read, Imagine, Create) competition, creating a cookbook with original recipes and illustrations in relation to a selected book of poetry. Gracie enjoys art, drawing, volleyball and playing piano and ukulele. “I also want to congratulate every single person who received awards from (National Youth Arts),” Gracie said, with a special thanks to NYA founder Rob Hopper. “I know there were a lot of them. A big part of winning is being able to share in the successes of everyone.” Front page photo by Bradie Kvinsland Photography.

pring in Southern California is here, and pandemic or no, the plants and trees will bloom. Though it’s only the end of January and people elsewhere are shoveling snow, the flora here is already bursting forth in the vernal finery of every hue. Lucky for us, there’s an ample collection of blooming species right in North County’s front yard. Look no further than the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas for one-stop shopping when it comes to nature’s springtime revue. The garden offers 37 acres with 29 themed gardens, 4 miles of trails and 5,000 plant species. Best of all, unlike many outdoor attractions in our area, it’s open. “Spring is the most wonderful time to visit,” says Ari Novy, the garden’s


same group, in the same area, is unhappy about everything from keeping their masks on to sharing the balls or soccer nets. My respect for teachers continues to climb. Thus far I haven’t had to panic and call the nurse on my walkie-talkie, and am able to calmly dose out a “Do I need to take the ball away?” and “Perhaps you’d prefer a time-out on

SCULPTURES COVERED with an array of succulents appear to be enjoying a party in the Mexican Garden, one of 29 themed gardens at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Photo by Jerry Ondash

president and CEO. “The winter rains bring our native flora to life, and with them, the birds, bees and countless insects.” Spring represents a “renewal of life,” and walking the garden “becomes life-affirming,” Novy adds. “Your senses engage with nature, your blood pressure drops, and stress melts away.” And isn’t this exactly what we need during the

seemingly endless journey through this Covid-19 pandemic? To make garden visits possible, reservations are necessary, as are rules of engagement: Wear masks, follow the arrows of the oneway route, and be considerate of other visitors. “We want people to feel safe and secure when they visit,” Novy says, noting that the Children’s Garden, with its climbing structures

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ig-wave riding records were broken early this year as an extended period of above average-sized surf creased the shores from Oahu to Mavericks to Northern Baja. Our local breaks were not exempt with waves up to 10 feet giving kids of all ages both a scare and a thrill. For those holed up at home, please note that there is still life to be had at the edge of the earth wherever sand meets saltwater. While being in the right spot accounts for rush, getting to the right spot can be a challenge. Whether by boat, plane or automobile, you need a reliable vehicle rugged enough to withstand the slings and arrows of blowing sand and lingering salt crystals and big enough to accommodate several anxious and often wet bodies. While I have never owned a woody, a panel truck or a Sprinter Van, I have had four VW buses, two American-made vans, a truck with a camper attached and three station wagons during the past half century. While the VWs were great for camping, they were sluggish and tended to overheat, as evidenced by two of them blending into


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the Baja desert after they collapsed on the side of the road decades ago. At least the other two had the decency to blow on this side of the border. While they rarely overheated, my American vans had problems of their own. The station wagons were the best of the bunch with low wind resistance and good sleeping capacity. Tip: When looking for a surf van find something out of fashion. In the early ’60s, woodies could be purchased for the cost of a pair of Air Jordans, but now bring many times that amount. VW vans are as cool as ever, more expensive than ever and still blow up easily. (A conversion to electric via Michael Bream’s EV West might be in order.) If I were looking for a great surf vehicle at a low price I would look no further than a minivan owned by some attentive soccer mom. Currently they offer the most metal for the money. But I am not looking for a surf car; I have everything

I need in my 2005 Honda Element even thought it has nearly 200,000 miles on it. That green machine never breaks down, fits boards up to 9 feet long inside, the back seats are removable and the rubber flooring is strong enough to withstand abuse from even the most determined gremmies. I have never verified this, but I am told that the Element was designed partially by surfers, for surfers. Others who benefit from this design are campers and day-trippers since the spare tire cover converts into a picnic table and a nylon tent easily attaches to the rear hatch. The downside is gas mileage, which is only around 20 mpg because of poor aerodynamics due to the car’s boxy exterior. Most people don’t sell their Elements but when they do you can find them for a decent price (I recommend buying one with a manual shift since they get better mileage and are less expensive since few new drivers know how to shift gears using a clutch). Anyway, the Element has been a great surf car for me, and I don’t anticipate updating my transportation mode anytime soon. I’d like to hear about your favorite.



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VISITORS CAN find this magnificent cycad along one of the paths in the main garden area at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Cycads grow slowly, live as long as 1,000 years, and some species in Australia and Africa are nearly extinct. Photo by Jerry Ondash


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Lux Art Institute’s newest artist residency is entitled [Glyph]. This exhibition, at 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, features the work of Salvadoran artist, Beatriz Cortez who has invited artists rafa esparza, Kang Seung Lee, Candice Lin, Pavithra Prasad, and Christian Tedeschi to collaborate and explore the continuous motion of the landscape. Work will be presented through installations, performances, and sculptures across Lux’s outdoor campus. Due to COVID-19, artists will work onsite outside of regular visitor hours to maintain distance from visitors. Their projects Christian Tedeschi will be exhibited Feb. 1 to Feb. 13 and Beatriz Cortez Feb. 16 to Feb. 27. Tickets free at ART CLASSES AT LUX

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lick the plate david boylan these Italian dishes. Risotto is another choice to repurpose for breakfast and it can be spectacular. It can be done with any kind, but I’ve found that my own recipe of roasted corn and applewood bacon risotto makes the perfect risotto cake for breakfast. It’s quite simple really, kind of like forming a hamburger patty but with risotto. Ball them up then flatten with your hand or a small plate, patting them to keep them together. Heat up some butter or olive oil in a nonstick pan and fry them up like you would hash browns, leaving them on longer than you think you should before you turn them to get that crispy brown exterior. While they are finishing, fry up a couple eggs over easy, lay them over the risotto cakes and dive into that crispy goodness. The great thing about having bacon in the risotto is well, you have bacon in the risotto. With all the amazing choices we have in the area for great soup, that is my next favorite category for leftovers for breakfast. The obvious pick is the chicken soup from La Especial Norte (although we live in the land of plenty so there are many local options) and I always order a large and practice portion control for dinner. That can be easy to do with the addition of tortillas and chips and salsa that comes with the order. The next morning, I heat up the leftovers and either drop a couple of fried eggs in or try, mostly unsuccessfully to poach those eggs in the hot broth. Either way, the healing nature of this soup works its magic all over again for breakfast. The same concept can apply very easily to your favorite Pho or Ramen and my go-to lately has been Bird’s Eye Kitchen in Leucadia. Since Pho is usually loaded with noodles, it has worked best for me to just lay the fried eggs on top of the soup as I have in the photo above. Leftover steak schnitzel from Valentina or any similar beef or pork dish fried up in a scramble with potatoes eggs, cheese and salsa on its own or wrapped in a burrito does the job as well. This list is endless, and everyone has their goto leftovers for breakfast dishes and the great thing is there are no rules, it’s pretty much anything goes! Email me at with some of your favorites.

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CITY OF ENCINITAS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION & NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY PLACE OF MEETING: Council Chambers, Civic Center 505 S. Vulcan Avenue Encinitas, CA 92024 IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT/SECTION 504 REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 AND TITLE VI, THIS AGENCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC ENTITY AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, ETHNIC ORIGIN, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, VETERANS STATUS OR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICE. IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (760) 633-2710 AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. PURSUANT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND AMENDED COUNTY HEALTH ORDERS, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY. PUBLIC COMMENT PRIOR TO THE MEETING: to submit a comment in writing, email and include the agenda item number and/or title of the item in the subject line. If the comment is not related to an agenda item, indicate oral communication in the subject line. All e-mail comments received by 3:00 p.m. On the day of the meeting will be emailed to the planning commission members and made a part of the official record. Please note, e-mail comments received prior to the meeting will no longer be read at the meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE MEETING (INCLUDING ORAL COMMUNICATIONS, AND COMMENTS RELATED TO CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS AND ACTION ITEMS): to provide public comment during the meeting, you must register by 2:00 p.m. On the day of the meeting to join the planning commission meeting webinar. You do not need to register to watch but must register if you wish to speak. Members of the public will not be shown on video; they will be able to watch and listen, and to speak when called upon. Each speaker is allowed three (3) minutes to address the planning commission. Please be aware that the planning secretary has the authority to reduce equally each speaker’s time to accommodate a larger number of speakers. All comments are subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments at the meeting. Speakers are asked to be respectful and courteous. Please address your comments to the planning commission as a whole and avoid personal attacks against members of the public, commissioners, and city staff. To register to speak at this meeting, go to the agenda for this meeting found on the city’s website at: It is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, the 18th day of February, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, by the Encinitas Planning Commission to discuss the following hearing item of the City of Encinitas: CASE NUMBER: PLCY-004342-2021 (ZA/LCPA – Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and In Lieu Fee); APPLICANT: City of Encinitas; LOCATION: City-wide; PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Public Hearing to consider amending Chapter 30.41 Affordable Housing of the Encinitas Municipal Code to change the City’s inclusionary housing regulations to increase the inclusionary housing percentage requirements to better address the need for affordable units for all residential development and a new in-lieu fee as an alternative method of compliance. ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: It has been determined that the proposed Ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed Ordinance would have a significant effect on the environment. STAFF CONTACT: Jennifer Gates, AICP, Principal Planner: (760) 633-2714 or jgates@encinitasca. gov. The Planning Commission will be making a recommendation on the item to the City Council. The City Council will consider the item at a separately noticed public hearing. NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: This project constitutes an amendment to the Local Coastal Program (LCP). If the City approves the amendment, the proposed LCP amendment must be submitted to the California Coastal Commission for review and adoption. The LCP amendment will not become effective until after adoption by the California Coastal Commission. This Notice of Availability opens a six-week public review period (January 29, 2021 through March 12, 2021) prior to any final action being taken by the City Council on the LCP amendment request. The proposed ordinance will be available for review on the City’s website at under “Planning Commission Hearing Notices.” 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 01/29/2021 CN 25076

Trustee Sale No. 20646 Loan No. 1521 Title Order No.1668325CAD APN 183-20103-00 TRA No. 12010 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Note: There is a summary of the information in this document attached* *Pursuant to civil code § 2923.3(a), the summary of information referred to above is not attached to the recorded copy of this document but only to the copies provided to the trustor. You are in default under a deed of trust dated 12/19/2017. 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 02/17/2021 at 10:00AM, ACTION FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on January 9, 2018 as DOC#2018-0009484 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by: Razuki Investments, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, as Trustor, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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 Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by the statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, Ca, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: See attached exhibit “A” Legal Description The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of San Diego, State of California, and is described as follows: Parcel 1: Parcel “B” of Parcel Map No. 3450, in the City of Vista, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, January 31, 1975. Parcel 2: An easement and right of way for road and utility purposes over, under, along and across a strip of land lying within Parcel “C” and “D” of Parcel Map No. 3450 in the City of Vista, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County


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Recorder of San Diego County, January 31, 1975, as described as follows: beginning at the northerly corner common to said Parcels “C” and “D” being the center of a 40.00 foot radius circle in the cul-de-sac, at the southeasterly end of Avocado Drive, shown on said Parcel Map; thence along the boundary of said Parcel “C” as follows: South 04° 15’ 30” east, 40.00 feet; south 39° 33’ 30” east 222.90 feet; south 08° 26’ 00’ east 58.04 feet; and south 81° 34’ 00” west, 20.00 feet to the westerly line of the easterly 20.00 feet of said parcel “C”; thence along said westerly line; north 08° 26’ 00” west , 31.50 feet more or less to a line that is parallel with and 30.00 feet southwesterly measured at right angles from the northeasterly line of said Parcel “C”; thence along said parallel line north 39° 33’ 30” west, 283.00 feet more or less, to the northwesterly line of said Parcel “D”; thence along said westerly line north 38° 19’ 06” east, 20.77 feet to a point in the arc of the aforementioned 40.00 foot curve a radial of said curve bears south 85° 20’ 00” west to said point; thence along said radial line north 85° 20’ 00 east, 40.00 feet to the point beginning. 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: 1869 Avocado Drive, Vista, Ca 92083. 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, but without covenant or warranty, expressed 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, to-wit: $1,541,368.26 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused

said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. 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 (619) 7041090 or visit this Internet Web site innovativefieldservices. com, using the file number assigned to this case 20646. 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. For any other inquiries, including litigation or bankruptcy matters, please call (619) 7041090 or fax (619) 704-1092. Notice to tenant: You may have a right to purchase this property





CITY OF ENCINITAS PUBLIC NOTICE DISTRICT 3 CITY COUNCIL VACANCY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Encinitas is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Encinitas City Council for District 3 with a term ending December 2022. Application forms are available on the City’s website, by calling the City Clerk at 760-633-2601 or by email The deadline for submitting applications is February 11, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. All applicants will be asked to attend (via Zoom) the February 24, 2021 City Council meeting (date is subject to change) to discuss their qualifications and interest in serving on the City Council. Depending on the number of applicants, appointment may be made at the same Council meeting or a subsequent City Council meeting date. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICANTS • An applicant must be 18 years of age and a citizen of the State of California • An applicant must be a resident and registered voter of the City of Encinitas District 3 • A person is disqualified from holding any office upon conviction of designated crimes as specified in the Constitution and the laws of the State of California CITY COUNCIL STRUCTURE AND CURRENT OFFICEHOLDERS The City Council is comprised of one (1) Mayor and four (4) Council Members elected from the City at-large. Per Encinitas Municipal Code Section 2.20.010, on the second Tuesday of each December of even numbered years, the newly elected Mayor and Council Members will be sworn in. Per Encinitas Municipal Code Section 2.20.030, at the first regular City Council meeting in December of odd numbered years and the second Tuesday of each December in even numbered years, the City Council shall choose one of its members as Deputy Mayor. Catherine S. Blakespear Tony Kranz Kellie Shay Hinze Vacant Joe Mosca

Mayor - term expires December 2022 Council Member District 1 - term expires December 2024 Council Member District 2 - term expires December 2024 Council Member District 3 - term expires December 2022 Council Member District 4 - term expires December 2022

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS The City Council of the City of Encinitas holds Regular Meetings on the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 505 S. Vulcan Avenue. City Council may meet in Closed Session prior to the start of the meetings to discuss certain matters as provided by law. CITY GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE The City of Encinitas is a General Law City and operates under the general laws of the State of California with a Council/Manager form of government. The Council/Manager form of government is broadly defined as combining the political/policy leadership of elected officials with the managerial leadership of the City Manager. CITY HALL OFFICE HOURS Encinitas City Hall is normally open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on every other Friday. These hours are posted in prominent locations at City Hall as well as on the City of Encinitas’ website at In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all City offices are currently closed to the public until further notice. City staff will continue to conduct City business through teleconferencing and phone calls; and will continue our “virtual city hall” services via the Customer Service Center portal, where many permits and plans can be processed electronically. OTHER BOARDS ON WHICH COUNCIL MEMBERS SERVE The Mayor and City Council serve as Board Members of the San Dieguito Water District, Encinitas Housing Authority, and the Encinitas Financing Authority. In addition, Council Members represent the City on various regional boards, commissions, and committees. SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS Mayor: In accordance with Encinitas Municipal Code Section 2.20.035(a), the Mayor receives the same salary as a Council Member ($1,186 per month). Beginning in 2016, the Mayor shall be entitled to the current Council Member salary ($1,186) plus $100 per month and the operative date of this compensation adjustment shall take effect upon the seating of the legislative body after the General Municipal Election in November 2016. Council Members: In accordance with Encinitas Municipal Code Section 2.20.035(b) City Council Members receive $1,186 per month effective December 9, 2008. San Dieguito Water District Board Members receive an independent stipend of $100 per meeting pursuant to San Dieguito Water District Resolution No. 89-07. Housing Authority Members receive an independent stipend of $50 per meeting pursuant to Housing Authority Resolution No. 94-04. 01/29/2021 CN 25070 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 (619) 704-1090, or visit this internet website com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20646 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. 1/22/21 ACTION FORECLOSURE SERVICES,

INC. 7839 University Avenue Suite 211 La Mesa, Ca 91942 (619) 704-1090 Sale Information Line: (949) 860-9155 or James M. Allen, Jr., President (IFS# 22738 01/29/21, 02/05/21, 02/12/21) CN 25075 Title Order No. 05942529 Trustee Sale No. 85162 Loan No. G19048139 APN: 204-232-01-00 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/13/2019. 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 2/22/2021 at 1:00 PM, CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS, AS TRUSTEE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 9/27/2019 as Instrument No. 20190429587 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by: KOVENS CHERRY CARLSBAD, LLC, A NEVADA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY , as Trustor GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA, A NEW YORK CHARTERED BANK , as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT

PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by 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 Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: Outside the Main entrance at the Superior Court North County Division located at 325 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081, NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE – continued all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described the land therein: PARCEL 1 OF PARCEL MAP NO. 21475, IN THE CITY OF CARLSBAD, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER ON JUNE 29, 2017, AS DOCUMENT NO. 2017-7000236 AND FORMERLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOTS A AND B, IN BLOCK 2 OF PALISADES HEIGHTS, IN THE CITY OF CARLSBAD, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 1777, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER

OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, JANUARY 11, 1924. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE SOUTHWESTERLY 5.00 FEET. ALSO EXCEPTING FROM SAID LOT B, THE NORTHEASTERLY 73.00 FEET. 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: 187-191 CHERRY AVENUE CARLSBAD, CA 92008.. 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, but without covenant or warranty, expressed 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 trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit $8,454,803.30 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore

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NOTICE INVITING BIDS CITY OF ENCINITAS FY20-21 ANNUAL CITYWIDE PAVEMENT REHABILITATION, SLURRY AND OVERLAY PROJECT (CS21A) Notice is hereby given that the City of Encinitas will receive ELECTRONIC BIDS ONLY, via the on-line bidding service PlanetBids, up to 2:00 p.m., on February 18, 2021. The bid results will be posted on PlanetBids immediately at close of solicitation. WORK TO BE DONE: Work to be done consists of slurry seals, asphalt overlays, reinforced asphalt overlays of concrete pavement, repairs to asphalt surfacing and road base, crack seals, milling asphalt and concrete pavements, removal and replacement of asphalt berms, removal and replacement of concrete gutters and ramps, reconstruction of traffic detector loops, removal and replacement of pavement striping and markings, adjustment of manholes and valves, and other related work. Engineer’s Estimate - $2,750,000 (Total Bid = Base Bid + Additive Alternates) LOWEST RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE BIDDER: All bids are to be compared on the basis of the City Engineer’s estimate of the quantities of work to be done and the unit prices bid by the bidder. The award of the contract, if it is awarded, will be to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 1103, a “Responsible Bidder”, means a bidder who has demonstrated the attributes of trustworthiness, as well as quality, fitness, capacity, and experience to satisfactorily perform this public works contract. OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: The website for this advertisement and related documents is PlanetBids ( All bid documents and project correspondence will be posted on the PlanetBids website. It is the responsibility of Proposed Bidders to check the website regularly for information updates and Bid Clarifications, as well as any addenda. To submit a bid, a bidder must be registered with the City of Encinitas as a vendor. To register as a vendor, go to and then proceed to the “Register as a Vendor” link. The City makes no representation regarding the accuracy of Contract Documents received from third party plan rooms and Contractor accepts bid documents from third parties at its own risk. Should contractors choose to pick up project plans and specifications at Plan Rooms, the contractors shall still be responsible for obtaining all addenda for the project and signing and submitting all addendums with their bid. Any contractor that does not acknowledge receipt of all addendums by signing and submitting all addendums with their bid shall be deemed a non-responsive bidder and their bid will be rejected. PREVAILING WAGE: This is a prevailing wage project and prevailing wage rates for this locality and project as determined by the Director of Industrial Relations apply, pursuant to labor code section 1770, et. Seq. The Prevailing Wage Determination for this project is 2020-1. A copy of the prevailing wage rates shall be posted on the job site by the contractor. A schedule of prevailing wage rates is available for review at the California Department of Industrial Relations web site found on the internet at The successful bidder shall be required to pay at least the wage rates set forth in that schedule. Certified Payroll records shall be maintained by the contractor and copies of the certified payroll shall be electronically sent to the Department of Industrial Relations and be delivered to the City at the end of each month during the entire duration of the project. Notice: Subject to exceptions as set forth in Labor Code section 1771.1, contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined by statute, unless it is currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. The City may not accept a bid nor any contract or subcontract entered into without proof of the contractor or subcontractor’s current registration to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5. For more information, go to COMPLIANCE WITH LABOR LAWS: The prime contractor shall be responsible for insuring compliance with all applicable provisions of the Labor Code, including, but not limited to, section 1777.5. Please also see INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR BIDDERS in bid documents for additional bid information and requirements. City of Encinitas BY:

Edward J. Wimmer, PE City Engineer

DATE: 01/28/2021

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Coast News legals continued from A23 executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election of Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 1/19/2021 CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS, AS TRUSTEE, as Trustee 8190 EAST KAISER BLVD., ANAHEIM HILLS, CA 92808 PHONE: 714-283-2180 FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION LOG ON TO: www.stoxposting. com CALL: 844-477-7869 JANINA HOAK, ASST. VICE PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. “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 844-477-7869, or visit this internet Web site www., using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 85162. 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.” For sales conducted after January 1, 2021: NOTICE TO TENANT: 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 (844) 477-7869, or visit this internet website www., using the file number assigned to this case 85162 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. STOX 927257 01/29/2021, 02/05/2021, 02/12/2021CN 25069

APN No.: 168-271-61-00 TS No.: CA-20-886060-NJ REVISED NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND “FORECLOSURE SALE” WHEREAS, on 4/16/2004, a certain Deed of Trust was executed by JEANNE A. ZELTNER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as trustor(s), in favor of WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, as beneficiary, and was recorded on 4/22/2004 Instrument No. 2004-0350272 in the Office of the County Recorder of SAN DIEGO County, CA; and WHEREAS, the Deed of Trust was insured by the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (the Secretary) pursuant to the National Housing Act for the purpose of providing single family housing; and WHEREAS, the Deed of Trust is now owned by the Secretary, pursuant to an Assignment recorded on 7/18/2013 as Instrument Number 2013-0448535 in Book XX, Page XX of SAN DIEGO County, CA; and WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Deed of Trust in that: THE PROPERTY CEASED TO BE THE PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE OF THE BORROWER(S) FOR A REASON OTHER THAN DEATH AND THE PROPERTY IS NOT THE PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE OF AT LEAST ONE OTHER BORROWER AND, AS A RESULT, ALL SUMS DUE UNDER THE NOTE HAVE BECOME DUE

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CITY OF ENCINITAS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: (760) 633-2710 | Email: | Web: City Hall Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday 7:30 AM TO 4:30 PM (City Hall is closed on Fridays, February 5, 2021 and February 12, 2021.) NOTICE OF PENDING ACTION ON ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION AND COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT PROJECT NAME: Hayden Single-Family Residential Conversion; CASE NUMBER: CDP-004351-2021; FILING DATE: January 27, 2021; APPLICANT: Dan Hayden; LOCATION: 926 and 928 Bonita Drive (APN: 258-372-30-00); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Request for a Coastal Development Permit to convert an existing duplex to a single-family residence with an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) with no site improvements; ZONING/OVERLAY: The project site is located within in the Residential 3 (R3) Zone and the Coastal Zone; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15303 which exempts the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. STAFF CONTACT: J. Dichoso, AICP, Associate Planner, 760-633-2681, PRIOR TO 5:30 PM ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 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. 01/29/2021 CN 25077 AND PAYABLE. This default can be resolved if at least one borrower takes possession of the property as his or her principal residence. In order to cure the default in this manner you must contact Quality, whose contact information is set forth herein. WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Mortgage to be immediately due and payable and sufficient payment has not been made as of the date of this notice; and WHEREAS, the total amount due as of 1/12/2021 is $368,864.25. WHEREAS, a Notice of Default and Foreclosure Sale was previously issued, that recorded on 10/30/2020 in SAN DIEGO County, CA as Instrument No. 2020-0676267, that set a sale for 12/16/2020 at 10:00 AM and the Foreclosure Commissioner hereby desires to continue said sale date as set forth below. NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers vested in Quality Loan Service Corp. by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR Part 27 subpart B, and by the Secretary’s designation of Quality Loan Service Corp as Foreclosure Commissioner as indicated on the attached Foreclosure Commissioner Designation, notice is hereby given that the revised sale date is now set for 2/10/2021 at 10:00 AM local time, all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described premises will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: Commonly known as: 3503 TURQUOISE LN, OCEANSIDE, CA 92056 Assessor’s parcel number: 168271-61-00 Located in: City of OCEANSIDE , County of SAN DIEGO, CA . More particularly described as: PARCEL A: LOT 24 OF EMERALD LAKE HOMES, IN THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 11029, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY,

AUGUST 27, 1984. PARCEL B: A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT ON AND OVER THE COMMON AREA”, AS DEFINED IN THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED FEBRUARY 27, 1986 AS FILE NO. 86-078027 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS AND ANY ANNEXATIONS THERETO, FOR ACCESS, USE, OCCUPANCY, COMMON ENJOYMENT, COMMON INGRESS AND EGRESS THE AMENITIES LOCATED THEREON AND SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED FEBRUARY 27, 1986 AS FILE NO. 86-078027 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS. THIS EASEMENT IS APPURTENANT TO PARCEL ABOVE DESCRIBED. The sale will be held At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by the statue, located at 250 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020 The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $372,926.41 There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his pro rata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bids, all bidders except the Secretary must submit a deposit totaling approximately $37,292.64 in the form of certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. A deposit need not accompany an oral bid. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of $37,292.64 must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within 30 days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary

is the highest bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyancing fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery date of the remainder of the payment and and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant the winning bidder an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for 15-day increments for a fee of $500.00, paid in advance. The extension fee shall be paid in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of HUD. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit or, at the election of the foreclosure commissioner after consultation with the HUD representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The Commissioner may, at the discretion of the HUD representative, offer the property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the trustor(s) or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein. HUD does not guarantee that the property will be vacant. The scheduled foreclosure sale shall be cancelled or adjourned if it is established, by documented written application of the

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mortgagor to the Foreclosure Commissioner not less than 3 days before the date of sale, or otherwise, that the default or defaults upon which the foreclosure is based did not exist at the time of service of this notice of default and foreclosure sale, or all amounts due under the mortgage agreement are tendered to the Foreclosure Commissioner, in the form of a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Secretary of HUD, before public auction of the property is completed. To obtain a pre-sale reinstatement all defaults must be cured prior to the scheduled sale, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-ofpocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. To obtain information regarding reinstating the loan by paying the sums that are delinquent you should contact the Foreclosure Commissioner, Quality Loan Service Corp., at the address or phone number listed below. Tender of payment by certified or cashier’s check or application for cancellation of the foreclosure sale shall be submitted to the address of the Foreclosure Commissioner provided below. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TS No.: CA-20886060-NJ Dated: Foreclosure Commissioner Stephanie Fuentes, Assistant Secretary on behalf of Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108 (866) 645-7711 Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 (866)-645-7711 For Sale Information: Sales Line: 916-939-0772 Website: A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. State of: California) County of: San Diego) On 1/12/2021 before me, Katherine A. Davis a notary public, personally appeared Adriana Banuelos, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/ she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/ her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct. WITNESS my hand and official seal. Signature Katherine A. Davis Commission No. 2269219 NOTARY PUBLIC - California San Diego County My Comm. Expires 12/29/2022 IDSPub #0173010 1/22/2021 1/29/2021 2/5/2021 CN 25064

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 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


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2021-00001277-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Brycson J Bregen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Brycson J Bregen change to proposed name: Bryson J Bregen. 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 Mar 02, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 23 of the Superior Court of California, 325 S Melrose Dr., Vista CA 92081, North County Regional Division. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE ABOVE DATE; ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC FORM #NC-120) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pursuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions. A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing 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: Jan 12, 2021 Sim Von Kalinowski Judge of the Superior Court. 01/29, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19/2021 CN 25073

LEGALS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2021-00001282-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Jennifer Robyn Austin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Jennifer Robyn Austin change to proposed name: Jennifer Robyn Light. 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 Mar 02, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 23 of the Superior Court of California, 325 S Melrose Dr., Vista CA 92081, North County Regional Division. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE ABOVE DATE; ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC FORM #NC-120) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pursuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions. A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing 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: Jan 12, 2021 Sim Von Kalinowski Judge of the Superior Court. 01/22, 01/29, 02/05, 02/12/2021 CN 25066 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 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

Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Mother Art. Located at: 2944 Hypoint Ave, Escondido CA San Diego 92027. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Auburn Taylor Henderson, 2944 Hypoint Ave., Escondido CA 92027. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2020 S/Auburn Taylor Henderson, 01/29, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19/2021 CN 25072

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000545 Filed: Jan 20, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Coast Carpet Cleaners. Located at: 2408 Majano Pl., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92009. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Rebeca A Moody, 2408 Majano Pl., Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 08/01/1988 S/Rebecca A Moody, 01/29, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19/2021 CN 25074 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000113 Filed: Jan 06, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk.

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000041 Filed: Jan 04, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. LC Studio. Located at: 2317 Oxford Ave., Cardiff by the Sea CA San Diego 92007. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Carolyn Christine Humber, 2317 Oxford Ave., Cardiff by the Sea CA 92007. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/13/2020 S/Carolyn Christine Humber, 01/22, 01/29, 02/05, 02/12/2021 CN 25067 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 Ave., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/01/2020 S/Vidya McNeill, 01/15, 01/22, 01/29, 02/05/2021 CN 25057 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


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o you remember going on newto-you brewery crawls on the weekends? I certainly do. I remem-ber the excitement of planning the route. Exploring a new neighborhood, and certainly trying new beer. With the pandemic, I’ve adapted to remote explorations. It isn’t quite the same, but when I found out Chula Vista’s Thr3ee Punk Ales was adding delivery to North County on Fridays I felt that old tingle of beer adventure for the first time in a long time. I reached out to Steve Garcia, owner and operator of Thr3e Punk Ales (and host of the Emo Brown podcast) to see what inspired the expanded local distribution, and what the coming year looks like. CHEERS!: You’re delivering all the way up to North County from Chula Vista. Why do that? Is it financially worthwhile, or is there another motivation? STEVE GARCIA: North County peeps have expressed great interest in our product. Yet, it hasn’t always been a feasible option for us. The pandemic put a lot of my brewery development plans in motion sooner than expected. Mainly canning & 4-pack availability. We were able to pur-

STEVE GARCIA, owner and operator of Thr3e Punk Ales in Chula Vista, has started delivering his brew to thirsty North County customers. Photo via Facebook

chase a delivery van this past year, and that allowed us to expand our footprint. As a result, North County Fridays is now an option! As canning ramps up so will our brand visibility in North County. CHEERS!: Thr3e Punk Ales has been complying with the health order… SG: For me it’s simple, I will not put the health and well-being of my staff or community at risk until we have a solution. As such, we will wait this out until deemed safe to do so. CHEERS!: How has COVID-19 impacted your brewery so far, and what

are your expectations for 2021? SG: 2020 allowed us to reflect on what works and what doesn’t work in our business model. We took a step back and had an opportunity to iron out some of the growing pain “wrinkles” in our operation. 2021 will allows us to continue to grow and push the brand harder than ever. CHEERS!: What is the best way for North County residents to get their hands on some of your beer, and what would you recommend for someone who hasn't had your beer before?

SG: Our website has finally been revamped and is user friendly! People have always been fans of our merch, but the demand made it extremely difficult for us to maintain a supply. No long-er an issue. We currently have ALL of our shirts available online with more goodies being added weekly. Simple. Beer-we deliver! Head on over to and get your orders in! Ease of use was the objective with our website, and we’ve made it a reality. CHEERS!: Anything you’d like to add? SG: First time trying our beers? We have a well-balanced catalog of beer styles. So jump on in, and take us for a test drive! In the South-bay our lagers are a go-to choice for the community, specifically our Mexican Lager, La Flama Blanca. Personally, I’m a sucker for a brown. Emo Brown (an Imperial Brown with Mexican coffee & chocolate) is my choice. Enjoy! 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 the Cheers! North County podcast with the co-founders of First Light Whiskey. Stream it on The Coast News online or search for it on your favorite podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Thanks for listening, and for following Cheers! North County on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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rare, good thing to come out of the Covid pandemic this year, at least for me, was my introduction and adoption of Instant Pot cooking. Based on the popularity of the Rigatoni alla Bolognese column a few weeks back, it seemed fitting to write a new column highlighting Instant Pot “Tailgating.” A clear advantage of watching a playoff game at home is having electricity to power up an Instant Pot to make some baby back pork ribs and homemade onion rings. I rubbed the ribs with “Rico Rub,” my own dry rub concoction of 1 tsp black peppercorns roughly ground and then added 1-1/2 tsp Mesquite spice, 1 tsp “Chicken Sh*t” by Disparity Ranch, 1 tsp granulated garlic, 1 tsp brown sugar, and ½ tsp season salt before fully grinding the spices. The rub was applied to the ribs that had a Carolina Mustard based sauce as a binder and then I let the spices soak in for a few hours in the refrigerator. For the cook, I added 2 quarts (qt) apple juice and ½ cup apple cider vinegar to the Instant Pot, then the ribs with the bone side facing the center, and additional water up to the top of the ribs. The ribs were pressure cooked on high for 35 minutes (the ribs were thick and meaty, normally I cook for 30 min) with a 10 min natural pressure release and then a quick release. Another option would be a partial cook in a smoker for an hour or two to develop a smoke ring and then finish cooking in the Instant Pot for 15-20 min of pressure cooking with a 10 min natural pressure release and then a quick release. While the onion rings were cooking (see below), I basted the bottom of the ribs with Sweet Baby Ray’s


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and cooked in a 400o F oven, then flipped, basted, and baked for another 10 min. While the ribs were cooking, it was time to make the onion rings. This recipe is based on Pressure Luck Cooking Jeffrey Eisner’s recipe. Slice 1 sweet (Vidalia) onion in ¼ inch thick slices, separate, and place the onion rings in a large, shallow bowl and then pour 1qt buttermilk over them, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours. The buttermilk soak is a key step to tenderize the onions. When ready to cook, take the buttermilk-coated onion rings out of the fridge. In one bowl, the dusting bowl, add 1 cup flour, 2 tsp seasoned salt, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp baking powder (for puffiness and crunch), and 2 tsp black pepper then whisk to combine. In a 2nd bowl, the beer batter bowl, add 1 cup flour, 12 oz beer (amber or lager), and 4 tsp Sautéed Onion Better Than Bouillon and then whisk to combine. One by one, dip an onion ring into the dusting bowl to fully coat it and then dip in the beer batter bowl, allowing any excess to drip into the bowl. Add to the air fryer allowing room for air to circulate and cook on 375deg for 17 min. I love having Syrah with pork. After digging through my collection, I decided on a 2013 Carruth Cellars Sonoma Valley from Hershberg Vineyard with great fruit and Syrah jamminess, medium tannins, and a nice long finish ( — Story by Tech Director/ Writer (and Instant Pot Chef) Rico Cassoni. and then pointed his vehicle back toward North County. It was yet another drive that underscored Rivers' commitment to others. There’s a Southern compliment for that and it fits, as Rivers was never “too big for his britches.” Contact Jay Paris at Follow him @jparis_sports.

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Bringing the Spirit of Fiesta to San Diego for 50 Years! Diane Powers | Casa de Bandini It’s a fact: San Diegans love authentic Mexican food – and no one brings the “fiesta!” to North County better than the iconic Diane Powers. An accomplished entrepreneur and design professional, Powers presides over the Bazaar del Mundo Shops & Restaurant Group – a quartet of Mexican-inspired shops and Mexican restaurants that enrich San Diego’s history and enhance San Diego’s landscape throughout the county. Casa de Bandini in Carlsbad, like all Powers’ projects, is replete with gardens, fountains and hand-picked Mexican and South American folk art, drawing locals and visitors from every direction. Known for her unique perspective and signature style, Powers credits her passion for Latin American color and culture to her extensive travels throughout Mexico and many other South and Central American countries, during which she gained insight and understanding for her life’s work. In 1968, Powers – a San

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Leading Note Studios is North County’s number one choice when it comes to learning music. Nominated for the nation’s best music studio of the year, LNS serves almost 500 clients weekly, from toddlers to adults at all experience levels. Their two locations, Encinitas and San Marcos, offer lessons in piano, guitar, drums, voice, bass, mandolin, ukulele, trumpet, sax, flute, cello, violin, and more. They also teach theory and songwriting lessons. “Our Mission is to bring everyone the joy, peace, and love that music has to offer to all ages,” said Owner Camille Hastings. “You will never regret learning music; actually, I have never in my 40+ years of teaching met someone happy that they quit lessons when they were young… Music is a lifelong skill you can cherish, and we want to show people that.” LNS is committed to helping students reach their goals by offering a unique Musical Ladder system to reward students with achievements allowing

students to become engaged and excited about lessons. Every few months, students have achievement tests with their teachers and are awarded prizes, wristbands, and trophies upon reaching their goals. The largest music school in North County has more than 30 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Their teachers are devoted to learning about their student’s personal musical goals to help them succeed. With several music teachers for every instrument, LNS has the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. “You should choose us because we are a joyful, happy, healthy, positive, and safe place for you to be,” Hastings said. “Music heals, and we can help you with that. We have students that start lessons, go to college, come back and work with us for the summer. One student is now a full-time teacher for the studio!” They are also committed to

putting you and your family first. Last summer, they gave over $3000 worth of scholarship money to students and families to continue lessons while parents were going through economic changes. And they offer lessons through Zoom, Facetime, and in-studio in a safe and COVIDconscious environment. LNS’s services include free recitals, professional music photos, college application recording sessions, audition preparation and training, headshots, resume editing, full CD recordings, mixing and designing, and sometimes even music-related homework assistance. LNS also has a Recording Studio and offers engineering lessons with Pro Tools, Logic & GarageBand, and Sibelius. They offer full recording and mixing sessions for large rock bands, vocal choirs, voice-overs, and college audition recordings with video. Each month, one welldeserving student receives a “Student of the Month” award

and records in the studio for free. The school doesn’t require contracts or a minimum number of lessons. Every client is on a 4-week basis, which means no long-term contracts. They specialize in music lessons for adults and even offer flex passes to help with your busy work schedule. LNS also offers instrument rentals for all instruments. You can order online and have it delivered directly to your home or come pick it up at either location. You don’t even have to be a student to enjoy this convenience. “Our goal is to share our love of music with you,” Hastings said. “With our experienced professionals, highquality technology, and warm environment, Leading Note Studios is the finest place to learn music.” To learn more, visit For pricing and scheduling, call 760-753-7002 or email info@


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Former Marine from Camp Pendleton still connecting Cox customers after 23 years Richard Munoz | Cox Communications s When Richard Munoz started as a field technician with Cox Communications 23 years ago, his job was to install cable television service to homes in North County. Today, as Cox has continued to innovate over the years – building a powerful broadband network and adding high speed internet, digital telephone, and now home security and automation and streaming services to its portfolio – Richard is now a universal technician and does it all. “When I started with Cox, HBO and Cinemax had one channel. Today, they have multiple channels and there’s so much on demand,” Richard said. A former Marine from San Antonio, Texas who met his wife (a Vista native) while he was stationed at Camp Pendleton,

Richard has had a front-row seat to the evolution of technology during his time at Cox. “I remember when we first started offering internet service. Our cable customers were so excited for us to install it in their home,” Richard recalls. “And now, we have home security and automation and everyone’s excited about that.” He says one of the best things about his job is seeing firsthand how what he does brings joy to the customers he’s serving. “Once, I installed cable television for a mother with young children. The family had previously lived in the desert and hadn’t had television in three years. When I turned on the TV and turned the channel to a cartoon for the kids, the look on their faces was priceless. Seeing

their joy made their mother cry with tears of happiness, and then I started to get emotional.” It’s understandable since Richard has three children of his own – a teenage son and two daughters (the eldest followed her father’s footsteps into the Marines and his younger daughter is in college with plans to be a police officer). Another aspect of Richard’s job is helping customers learn about all the fun and helpful features available with their Cox services that they may not have known about – and how powerful a TV remote control can actually be. “Customers love hearing about how our Cox Contour service’s voice remote control can make it easier to find programming. When I say their favorite actor into the voice

remote and it pulls up all the available shows and movies starring that actor, they’re amazed,” Richard said. “Then I show them how to find their Netflix programs on Contour if they subscribe to Netflix.” Another tip he loves sharing with customers who have Contour and Cox Homelife (the automation and security service) is how customers can say things like “Lock the front door” or “Turn off the light” with their voice remote control to manage Homelife functions. Richard says he’s proud and feels very fortunate to work for a company like Cox that is committed to its customers, its employees and the communities it serves. Cox – and our community – is fortunate to have Richard Munoz.

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Kent Harle, CEO

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Stellar Solar was founded in 1998 by CEO Kent Harle who lives in Encinitas with his wife Jill and their children. Kent’s founding partners at Stellar Solar, Michael Powers and Brian Grems have built Stellar into a premier provider of residential and commercial solar solutions and battery storage in San Diego. They are headquartered in Oceanside and many of their 12,000 + customers reside in North County. A sampling of area businesses that have gone with Stellar Solar include Seaside Market in Cardiff, Encinitas Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair, The Leichtag Foundation and The Salk Institute to name a few. Their involvement in the community has included their participation in numerous Encinitas Holiday Parades sponsoring the Marching Surfboard Brigade, sponsoring runners in the Cardiff Kook, Surfing Madonna, and Carlsbad 5000 5k’s through their Stellar

Solar Track Club and other community events in North County. Stellar provides residential and commercial roof and ground mount solar along with battery storage. Their commercial clients include businesses, nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations. They have been voted San Diego’s Best Solar Company eight out of the past ten years in the San Diego Union Tribune Readers Poll. An award that they attribute to their very satisfied customer base, as the majority of their new business comes from customer referrals. That satisfaction is also reflected in the predominant five star reviews they receive on Yelp and their A+ rating by the Better Busines Bureau. Stellar Solar’s mission is to educate home and business owners on the value and benefits of solar and battery storage in a manner that presents them all the options

in a no-pressure, educational approach. They realize solar is not a fit for everyone and do not try to pressure folks into systems that do not make sense for them. They carry out this mission with a team of seasoned energy consultants whose mantra it is to educate and present solutions rather than a hard sell approach. Their installers and electricians are all long-time Stellar employee’s, not subcontractors like so many in the solar industry. This makes a big difference in the quality and attention to detail in their installations and has won them national design awards in the solar industry. Stellar Solar is proud to offer a variety of worldclass solar panels and battery storage from manufacturers at a variety of price points and performance to fit the budget of every homeowner. With record low interest rates and the extension of the 26% tax


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866.787.6527 credit, solar is within reach of every homeowner and Stellar Solar can guide them through the process. Those attributes, along with their longevity, customer first mentality, Oceanside headquarters, and employees who live in the neighborhoods they service, have made Stellar Solar the solar provider of choice for home and business owners throughout North County since 1998. They realize that home and business owners have a lot of choices when they do decide to go solar and have always encouraged them to do their homework and get a few quotes from other reputable solar providers. That said, given their track record in the communities they service, they simply request that Stellar be one of the solar providers you include in that mix. Find Stellar Solar at or call 866.787.6527


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The Mark Galli, DDS Family

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Dr. Mark Galli, DDS 26 years in practice

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When it comes to dentistry, Dr. Mark Galli provides his patients with an honest, detailed look at their mouths. Located in the North Coast Health Center building in Encinitas, Dr. Galli’s practice offers general, restorative and cosmetic dental services. Their mission is to inspire “complete dental health for North County through our teamwork, advocacy and integrity.” “We provide a place where anyone can come and get honest information about their teeth and their mouth, and get a complete idea of what’s going on,” Dr. Galli said. Born and raised in California, Dr. Galli graduated from University of California San Diego before attending UCLA Dental School where he earned his doctorate. He has practiced dentistry in Encinitas since 1998, opening his own practice in 2001. Sometimes a dentist will simply look at the teeth during an appointment, while Dr. Galli’s practice provides a more

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comprehensive look based on a patient’s history, bite, wear patterns, habits and also what issues the patient hopes to fix. He then works with the patient to determine the right plan for them. “We make a plan that fits in with not only what they want but what will provide beauty, longevity, function and comfort for their teeth,” Dr. Galli said. Along with providing honest dental information to his patients, Dr. Galli also gives back to his community. Every year, he and his team sponsor a family for Christmas to provide them with the essentials — food, clothes, hygiene items and more — that they will need for the year ahead. Dr. Galli also donates to the Community Resource Center, a nonprofit organization in Encinitas that helps people with domestic violence, housing, counseling and food and nutrition needs. For the last 20 years, Dr. Galli has been striving to brighten smiles everywhere in North County by his


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ability to diagnose and treat a range of complex dental issues while also maintaining excellent customer service. “We live by the motto, ‘Patients first, team next, then me,’” Dr. Galli said. “When our patients give feedback, they often say they feel like it’s the best dental experience they’ve ever had.” Dr. Galli’s practice has been selected as one of the best in cosmetic dentistry through the San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll in 2012, 2017 and 2019. His practice is also a seven time recipient of the distinction “America’s Best” by the National Consumer Advisory Board. This award is based on achievement of the board’s criteria and the doctor and team having exceptional credentials. “Our core values are professionalism, integrity, enthusiasm and respect,” Dr. Galli said. “We believe that we can improve the reputation and service model of dental care by the way we treat our patients and each other.”

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Creating A Better Tomorrow For The Next Generation

Nick Petro has been working with youth around the world for more than 20 years. As a dual college athlete himself, Nick brings a level of energy and motivation that connects with youth of today. With a background serving schools, youth organizations, and nonprofits, it was always clear that his passion was with impacting youth. As a youth pastor creating meaningful, entertaining experiences for youth, Nick had provided a unique place for youth in the organization to feel known, connected, and have fun. Parents began asking Nick for time with their kids in additional settings, as they noticed changes in their kids from being part of his groups. As parents continued to ask Nick to work with

their kids, the Nick Petro Coaching Company was formed in order to connect more personally with youth to enact change. “Find your purpose, live on passion, live life with powerful communication” are words that Nick lives by. This motto fueled his book, The 7 Pillars that Bridge Communication, which he wrote in order to provide ways for parents to connect with their kids and work through the barriers that arise between adolescents and parents. This workbook is also utilized by the youth life coaches Nick trains across the world to more effectively coach the youth with proven methodologies and proven results. He has spoken to more than 50,000

students nationwide, inspiring them to find the things for which they can live passionately and on purpose. One of the students he worked with experienced such a transformation that Disney+ noticed and picked up her story. After being around Coach Nick, a fire was ignited in Daniella. On a school trip to Tijuana, she saw the poverty that the local residents, who she spent time with, lived in. Daniella went on to raise enough money to fund building a home in Tijuana. She did this again, which is when Disney+ heard about her. Dynamic Daniella was featured as a comic book character through the Marvel Superhero Project. Nick seeks to bring more youth to finding their

places of purpose in life - to create more superheroes. From this passion, Nick co-founded Live MPWRD in order to create a better tomorrow for the next generation. By providing an experience-based, effective coaching curriculum to train more future youth life coaches, Live MPWRD is providing a change that is missing from current leadership for students. Nick and Live MPWRD are working to empower youth to live life in passion, on purpose, to create positive change through the MPWRD Youth Life Coaches. “The more coaches we can train, the bigger lasting impact we can have for the next generation.”

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Dr. Afsaneh Maghsoudy

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6010 Hidden Valley Rd., Suite 125 Carlsbad, CA 92011 760.730.3536


Technology with a Human Touch

Patients who need imaging services such as MRIs, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray, and Dexa can trust in the staff at Carlsbad Imaging Center to provide a relaxing, comfortable, and personable experience unlike any other. For more than 15 years, Carlsbad Imaging Center has been a medical outpatient center providing radiology exams to help diagnose and follow-up with issues inside the body and screen for illnesses like different cancers, tumors, heart disease, deep vein thrombosis, bone fractures and more. The practice provides both traditionally “closed” MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) as well as what is referred to as “open” MRIs, the latter of which suits claustrophobic patients, young children and patients who weigh up to 500 pounds. Also available at Carlsbad Imaging Center is its self-referral body screening services. “We provide this service to the patients who just want to make sure they don’t have any issues,” said Dr. Afsaneh Maghsoudy, radiologist and co-owner of

Carlsbad Imaging Center. Performed using a CT scan, selfreferral body screenings can provide cardiac scoring, which detects the amount of calcium or plaque in the coronary arteries. Doctors can recommend the appropriate treatment, including diet and lifestyle changes, medication or further testing based on the information obtained from cardiac scoring. Self-referral body screening also checks for lung cancer. Studies have shown that CT scans can greatly improve the likelihood of finding early lung cancers before they mature to a more severe stage. For example, patients who were previously smokers may opt for this service to check for lung nodules, heart disease or other internal health issues caused by their old habit. “Throughout my career I’ve seen many patients who used to be smokers come in for screenings,” Dr. Maghsoudy said. “I know some of them who had surgery and became cancer survivors.” The self-referral body screening

service is also available to patients seeking whole body screenings, stroke and brain tumor screenings, total body composition screenings and virtual colonoscopies. According to Dr. Maghsoudy, her practice strives to offer a different setting than that of a hospital for patients. “We’re not replacing a hospital, we’re just providing a more comfortable setting for patients,” Dr. Maghsoudy said. To make this happen, Carlsbad Imaging starts by always providing a live person for patients to speak with over the phone. “There’s a big difference when you’re talking to a machine versus a person,” Dr. Maghsoudy said. With a person on the other end, patients can ask as many questions as they need to, and the trained, friendly staff at Carlsbad Imaging Center will do their best to get every question asked over the phone answered as possible. Dr. Maghsoudy and her team continue to communicate with patients throughout their experience, taking the necessary time to keep them informed about what is going on with their body.

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Foul smelling trash cans even after they’re empty? It’s probably time to give them a good clean but, simply spraying those nasty bins with a hose isn’t going to do the dirty job of completely cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing them, and to make matters worse, letting all that nasty water wash down into the storm drain isn’t environmentally sound, to say the least.Your bins, and the ocean, deserve better! With SanEtizeIT’s one of a kind service your trash, recycling and green cans can be completely cleaned, sanitized and deodorized in a safe, eco-friendly way. Owner and founder David Johnston explains: “No one else is providing this very much needed service in North County, and I thought it would be a great amenity to offer a service that cleans, sanitizes and deodorizes dirty trash cans.”

SanEtizeIT brings its services right to your home or business. After trash has been collected, the cans are inspected by the staff for any remaining trash. If any trash is found, it is bagged and placed back into the receptacle after the cleaning process is finished. After the first inspection, a specially formulated green cleaning solution is applied to remove 99% of common bacteria from the can’s surface. Next, the can is lifted into SanEtizeIT’s state-of-the-art cleaning platform on the rear of the truck by the hydraulic lifting mechanism, where a specifically designed washing system uses high pressure and 200-degree hot water to blast away grease, grime, harmful bacteria and other gunk from the inside of the container. The outside of the container and lid is also power washed while on the platform

with the same hot, high pressure water that removes all the dirt, dust and harmful bacteria. As far as water usage is concerned SanEtizeIT’s cleaning process uses only a fraction of water to clean each trash can as opposed to the amount you would waste cleaning just one trash can on your own. “The main thing about this process is we capture all the dirty water,” Johnston said. “None of the water will go down to the storm drains and end up in our beautiful ocean.” When the cleaning process is finished, the can is lowered down to be hand detailed. During this process, an EPA-approved deodorizer is applied to keep the garbage containers smelling fresh and clean. It’s worth noting the deodorizer has a pleasant, citrus scent and does not have a harsh chemical


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smell. Finally, the trash can will be placed back either curbside or a place of your choosing in your property. SanEtizeIT offers four very affordable service plans! Johnston recommends the once a month plan to keep the cans sanitized and smelling fresh and they also offer reliable service every two months, every three months and a one-time deep clean. According to Johnston, “More people are home and spending a lot of time in and around their garages which is where trash cans are kept. Folks do not want to smell unsanitary trash cans stinking up the place!” You can sign up for SanEtizeIT’s services at or call David at 760-707-9963. Your garbage containers, family and the ocean will thank you.


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The Caltrans and SANDAG Build NCC team celebrate the project’s halfway point *Photo taken in January 2020 - Pre-COVID-19

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Build North Coast Corridor (NCC) Project

Since late 2016, the Caltrans and SANDAG Build North Coast Corridor (NCC) Project team has been seen working throughout the north coastal corridor on a variety of transportation, environment, and coastal access projects.You have already seen many of these projects come to life, including ongoing improvements to Interstate 5 (I-5), upgrades to the rail line and rail crossings, and the creation of new pedestrian and bike paths. Each one of these projects are part of the comprehensive $6 billion North Coast Corridor program to improve the quality of life for residents, create a stronger local and regional economy for the future, and enhance the coastal environment. The Build NCC team operates as a “Construction Manager General Contractor” (CMGC) project model.

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This model minimizes impacts to the public and environment through a collaborative, team-first approach, and provides greater flexibility for Caltrans and SANDAG to work with the joint venture contractor – Flatiron, Skanska, and Stacy and Witbeck (FSSW). This approach was on full display in early 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, allowing the Build NCC team and FSSW to quickly adopt enhanced safety protocols to keep essential workers in the field for continued construction of this regional mega-project. These last four years, the Build NCC team has become a part of the North Coast Corridor community and takes enormous pride in building critical transportation infrastructure for the future of the corridor, as well as reducing construction impacts along the way. These ongoing efforts include

maintaining a clean job site, minimizing noise, dust, and a coordinated approach to litter management. To date, Caltrans Maintenance Crews have retrieved 29,250 lbs. of litter from the corridor while Caltrans Construction Crews have collected an additional 13,138 cubic yards in the same time period. Over the life of the project, the joint Build NCC team has fostered countless positive relationships throughout the corridor. From neighbors to local business owners to the traveling public to elected officials, the team appreciates the community’s continued patience and positive feedback. For more information on the Build NCC Project, please visit, email buildncc@keepsandiegomoving. com, or call 844-NCC-0050.


‘Tree Doctor’ voted Best of North County for two years in a row Since 1985, Russell Bowman has been delighting residents of San Diego County with his plant and tree expertise. So, it’s no wonder Bowman Plant and Tree Care Specialists have been named the San Diego Union-Tribune Community Press’ “Best of North County” voters’ poll for tree and plant care for a 2nd year in a row! He is lovingly referred to as the San Diego “tree doctor extraordinaire” by his clients, Bowman is known for transforming sickly trees and gardens into Disneyesque wonderlands. Using his own proprietary blend of organic biological nutrition, Bowman feeds plants at night—a trick he picked up during his time as a horticulturist at Disneyland. “When you feed plants at night, they have enough time to absorb the nutrition, before it is degraded by the sun’s rays.” He said. “That’s why, when most people are winding down their days, eating dinner, and going to bed, we are out feeding plants and trees.” He’s done more than just care for sick plants and trees, he’s revolutionized both residential and commercial properties by the use of his organic fertilizer tanks that inject his magical formula through your irrigation systems.


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This program reduces the households use of water overall by 30%. In a very short time, this program pays back through reduced water bills. “When you give your body proper nutrition, it affects your overall health and boosts your immunity, so you don’t get sick. The same is true for plants and trees.” Bowman feeds complete “nutrition delivery biology” derived from earthworm castings to replenish the missing healthy soil biology. This works with a client’s current irrigation system so that each time the landscaping is watered, the needed soil biology is replenished. “This is the secret to keeping your property looking like a fivestar resort.” Russell is quick to point out that healthy plants and trees are also environmentally friendly. A healthy plant will be more efficient at photosynthesizing sunlight into oxygen and the healthy soil/compost helps bring down uses far less water. Bowman has had clients report a thirty percent reduction in their water bills after getting their soil healthy, while their gardens remain lush and vibrant. Bowman’s dedication to plants is unwavering. He often finishes at 11 PM at night after

feeding the trees and gardens for customers around the county. He donates his time to teach the children how to care for trees and gardens at El Refugio Orphanage in Mexico. He donates his time and expertise for the trees for the Point Loma Association and gardens at the Rock Church in Point Loma, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, the YMCA, Barnes Tennis Center, Chili’s Restaurants, Stone Brewery in Escondido, and San Diego Botanic Garden. He also served with the San Diego Rose Society in Balboa Park for 12 years. “My calling is to beautify the earth, making trees and plants healthy,” The Master Gardner taught me everything I know. I’ve learned that when you love something, it’s not something you have to do; it’s something you want to do.” To learn more about Bowman and his services, please contact Russell at 858-499-9417. He provides tree and plant nutritional care as well as ongoing routine garden maintenance. Russell Bowman abides by all applicable state laws and requirements and does not perform any services that require a licensed contractor. Business License B2017006153.

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The Miracle of NAD+ for Detox and Age Reversal 760.944.9200


Dr. Phillip Milgram, MD

NAD MD Inc. founder Dr. Phillip Milgram’s mission is to change people’s lives for the better, by getting them off drugs and alcohol and by reversing the processes of aging and chronic degenerative diseases. Using a cutting-edge therapy called NAD+, Milgram works tirelessly to help his patients from being sick and their own worst enemy to being healthy of mind, body and spirit. A Southern California native, Dr. Milgram is the bestkept secret in medicine and one the foremost providers of NAD+ therapy in the world. He is “The NAD MD”. With 40 years of experience, which includes 30 years working with detoxification, Milgram takes a nutritional approach toward detoxification versus the traditional medicinal approach. He takes people from a hopeless pit of anxiety and depression into health and brain integration giving them back a zest for life. “I’ve been practicing integrative medicine, complimentary medicine, and nutritional based therapies for 35 years,” he said. “When I was introduced to the miracle of NAD+, I shifted my practice to getting NAD+ into as many people as I could. It’s a transformational therapy! NAD+ is already

present in every living animal and plant cell. The cells need NAD+ for energy, and patients get the benefits quickly by infusing it directly into the bloodstream.” Milgram has also created a formula which gets the NAD more efficiently across the blood/brain barrier, across the cell membrane and into the cells. “The results are revolutionary.” Cellular energy is only one of the many CATEGORIES of metabolic reactions that are fueled by NAD. NAD helps remove damaged and abnormal cells from the body, creates brain integration and connectivity, and many other processes. Milgram’s results speak for themselves as he has treated many suffering patients; from poor sick people to celebrities and athletes throughout the years. And people travel from all over the world to get treatment to fight addiction and treat degenerative diseases and introduce age reversal into their lives. He and his nurses also perform concierge treatments in people’s homes and have many patients in Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Orange County. “Not only do I have these safe complimentary therapies, but I truly care,” Milgram explained. “An experienced doctor and

staff that really cares makes a big difference.” For addiction, Milgram said detox is the first step in drug rehabilitation. NAD+ is what the body uses in detoxification to purge heavy metals, toxins, chemicals and environmental pollutants. It’s a miraculous tool for getting people off alcohol and drugs and feeling wonderful and on the path to health again. He puts a safe path forward for his detox program, which does not require other addictive substances, blocks cravings as early as Day 2 or 3 (depending on the patient’s history) and restores healthy brain function. “I am a patient advocate and I have the knowledge of the cutting-edge therapies, the courage to implement them, and judicious use as a patient advocate,” Milgram explained. “In other words, I’m not going to give you what you don’t need, I will give you what you do need, and these are therapies you can’t get at your corner doctor. All of this is done from a perspective of patient advocacy and future knowledge.” As for his career, Milgram’s accomplishments include hosting the NAD+ Summit where he is recognized as one of the foremost providers of NAD+ therapies in the world.

He says it’s important to discern the high-quality provision of these therapies from other clinics that say they offer NAD+, but are just adding it to their list of services because of the recent surge of science and renown that has doctors, scientists and finally the public aware of the power of NAD+. Milgram also offers other complimentary therapies, vitamin infusions and energizing treatments. He’s been voted the top doctor several times by national organizations, is endorsed by Life Extension, the Asher Longevity Institute, the Gerontological Research Group and RAADFest (Revolution Against Aging and Death). Milgram is also the medical director at several alcohol and drug treatment centers and was the founding medical director at Pemarro Detox in Ramona, appointed by his mentor, John Milner MD. “My NAD+ therapy is the greatest discovery in medicine since Fleming invented Penicillin,” he said. “I’m looking at changing people’s lives.” To learn more about how NAD+ can change your life or the life of a loved one, visit www. or call Dr. Milgram at 760-944-9200.


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DIXIELINE LUMBER & HOME CENTERS - SOLANA BEACH Dixieline Lumber & Home Centers has been serving San Diego for more than 100 years. Originally founded in 1913 by the Cowling family, Dixieline has grown from humble beginnings and continues to provide the highest standard of customer service. With over 1,000 employees, Dixieline is ready to meet the needs of homeowners, contractors and builders as the number one choice for home improvement. At Dixieline, teams of knowledgeable professionals at all nine locations are eager and ready to help every customer find the right products. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced builder, Dixieline has got you covered. “Our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations on a daily basis by providing the best possible positive shopping experience,” said Solana Beach General Manager Sergio Paz. “We separate ourselves by the level of service that we provide. We’re known for quality products and knowledgeable

employees that understand the industry.” Dixieline is the one-stopshop for homeowners, doit-yourself builders, general contractors, custom builders, designers, architects and more. Whether you’re working on a small project or a big remodel, Dixieline and its employees will provide you with everything you need. “In today’s home improvement environment, people are looking for a place to shop where they can do it all in one place,” Paz said. “You can come here and get your lumber, your hardware, your paint, your doors and windows, kitchen and bath, outdoor living, or anything else you may need without having to go somewhere else.” The company’s Solana Beach location also boasts a 3,000-square foot stand-alone Kitchen & Bath and Door & Window Design Studio where customers visualize the remodel with displays from the industry’s top manufacturers. Products include stylish

cabinets, countertops, elegant plumbing fixtures, decorative hardware, soaking tubs, beautiful mirrors and medicine cabinets, and custom windows, doors and vanishing glass walls. In a season where most people are spending a lot of time at home, it’s the perfect time for home maintenance, a home remodel, new construction or a quick upgrade project. Dixieline has the tools and the guidance you need to get started. “So many people are working and learning from home and are realizing that they actually have the time to start that project that they’ve always wanted to work on or to update their outdoor living space or to remodel their kitchen or whatever it may be,” Paz said. “During such a difficult time in the world, we hope to provide some sort of comfort and joy to our customers who are looking to spruce up their homes.” Paz has been the manager of the Solana Beach store for 18 years. Over the years, this location has supported the


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DIXIELINE.COM 858.755.0246 (Home Center) 858.465.1265 (Design Studio) community by partnering with local organizations including the Solana Beach Little League, the Eagle Scouts, various elementary schools and different community events by donating materials, helping with projects and providing discounted rates. “Even though we have multiple locations and thousands of employees, we are locally managed and locally engaged,” Paz said. “We strive to support our community using what we do best and we are proud to offer all that we can to help those who support us.” Dixieline is owned by Builders FirstSource. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource currently operates more than 430 facilities encompassing lumber and building product distribution, component manufacturing and hardline sales in 40 states with more than 10,000 employees. To learn more about Dixieline or to find a location near you, visit

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Laurie Pearson

Funny Doctor. Serious Medicine.

2808 Roosevelt St. 100 Carlsbad, CA 92008 760.688.0411


Jeffrey K. Pearson, D.O., F.A.O.A.S.M. Medicine in Motion

At Medicine in Motion, we’re all about good old-fashioned family medicine, which to us means providing quality medical care at a reasonable cost. I’ve been practicing family medicine for over 35 years. Today, my wife Laurie and I run our family and sports medicine practice with a simple mission: to not only help patients address their concerns but attempt to interject some fun into the usual mind-numbing healthcare experience. After all, as it said, “laughter is the best medicine.”

all of the numerous hoops to jump through for referrals and prescriptions. Furthermore, many people do not have insurance or have insurance but with high deductibles (and must pay cash). The bottom line: we felt our patient’s pain in these matters and asked ourselves, “How can we help these people?”

and was pleased to have been recognized by The American Academy of Family Practice and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine by being honored with the Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patient Education. To help our seniors and military community members, we decided to “accept assignment” for Medicare and Tricare (we also participate in some PPO SOLUTIONS: TIME, TRUST, plans). For those uninsured or AND AFFORDABLE CARE cash patients, we’ve been able to I listen closely to my patients keep our overhead low so that and try to address all their we can keep our charges lower concerns during the same visit. than most offices and urgent care CHALLENGES FACING They deserve to know that they clinics. DOCTORS AND PATIENTS are heard and cared for by their As an Osteopathic physician, Unfortunately, the practice of physician. Our patients appreciate I am accustomed to being medicine today has become much how Laurie and I treat them considered as a combination of more stressful for physicians and like family. For them, we often medical doctor and chiropractor. patients alike. The complexities share music, the stupidest jokes The most frequent reasons for added to the used-to-be-simple in the world, or maybe even the patients’ seeking medical care healthcare delivery system by occasional magic trick. (after the common cold) are the insurance industry frustrates Humor is an essential part of headaches and back problems. everybody involved. For example, life that I use to make patients Our office provides “one-stop shorter office visits might mean feel at ease. It helps them shopping” for these patients. that patients don’t get all of their understand their conditions in I’ve worked with athletes concerns addressed in a single a manner that allows them to on all levels ranging from Pop session, forcing them to schedule remember our discussions. I’ve Warner to the United States follow up visits. Then, there are been doing this for a long time Olympic Training Center in

Colorado Springs. I also served as the Medical Consultant for the world-renown Golden Door Spa, in Escondido, for 25 years and as the Medical Director for the Carlsbad 5000. I emphasize wellness and disease prevention. Patients often consult with us for affordable hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which most of us (men and women) require after a certain age to keep our bodies from falling apart. We also offer the ability to remove everyday skin annoyances such as skin tags and warts using our Cryopen. Finally, if there ever was a time when we needed to laugh, 2020 was it. Between a pandemic and politics, we witnessed patients’ stress levels going through the roof. The world needs more laughter. Laurie and I feel that everybody should have at least one good joke that they like and “own it” - learn to tell it well. The world would be a better place. And please share them with us! To learn more about our practice, please check out www.


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Keeping You In Action Orthopedic Specialists of North County When it comes to making sure North County San Diegans can continue leading active lives after an injury, Orthopedic Specialists of North County has their backs. Founded in Oceanside in 1965, Orthopedic Specialists of North County (OSNC) is an outstanding group taking care of orthopedic injuries in the region. The practice is made up of a team of physicians, physical therapists and physician assistants committed to helping people recover after an orthopedic injury, total joint replacement or those in need of chronic or acute pain management. OSNC focuses on enhancing quality of care for its patients by investing in state-of-the-art technology, and by training staff how to help patients receive their desired outcomes. With more than 2,500 patients annually and a presence at several area hospitals including Tri-City Medical Center, OSNC physicians make it easy for people to receive their top quality care. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neville Alleyne explained that OSNC has been the

preeminent group taking care of orthopedic injuries for over a half a century. “The OSNC surgeon team treats patients with compassion and empathy,” he said. “We look forward to seeing any patient with hand, arm, shoulder, foot and ankle, hip, knee or spinal disorders.”The team includes 15 board certified orthopedic surgeons specializing in arthroscopic surgery, joint replacements, joint preservation and robotic assisted surgery for the spine, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, hand, wrist, foot and ankle. They have pioneered shoulder arthroscopy and robotic spine surgery, all of which helped earn Tri-City Medical Center recognition as one of Healthgrades’ 100 Best Hospitals in the US for neck and spine surgery. OSNC also offers fracture care, sports medicine, physiatry, MRI services, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy. PRP therapy and stem cell therapy are types of regenerative medicine. PRP is a high concentration of platelets and plasma, both found in blood, which is injected into the bloodstream to help improve the body’s healing

properties. PRP therapy is a relatively new treatment method for several orthopedic conditions like muscle, ligament and tendon injuries as well as arthritis and fractures. Stem cell therapy uses stem cells collected from eggs during in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and adult stem cells collected from bone marrow. This type of therapy uses the body’s natural healing system to treat various degenerative conditions of the shoulder, knees, hips, spine, muscle, ligaments, tendons and bone-related injuries. OSNC physicians are also busy training each other about different operative techniques. Dr. Andrew Hartman, a physician who specializes in surgery of the shoulder, elbow and hand, travels across the nation to train other orthopedic surgeons in shoulder replacement surgery and other operations. For the last four years, Hartman has been an instructor at the worldrenowned San Diego Shoulder Institute. According to Dr. Paul Gaspar, owner of Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy, Hartman is



3905 Waring Road Oceanside 760.724.9000

“one of the best orthopedic surgeons in California for the treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand disorders.” Hartman works closely with his rehabilitative team to customize treatment programs and use the most current methods to restore a patient’s motion to where it was preinjury. “This is an exciting time to be in orthopedics, with many new advances in the treatment of upper extremity disorders,” Hartman said. “I enjoy being on the leading edge of these advances and providing stateof-the-art treatments for my patients.” The OSNC team is behind Tri-City Medical Center in recognition of its “superior patient outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion.” Orthopedic Specialists of North County has three office locations in Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas. There are physical therapy offices at the Encinitas and Carlsbad locations with an additional location in Vista, and an MRI facility at the Carlsbad location as well. To learn more visit www.

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Cross Construction Inc:

Leading ADU builder in San Diego s

760.758.3639 • Need more space? Stuck at home? Kids keep interrupting your Zoom meetings? You’re not alone. The pandemic has forced everyone to rethink their space at home and Cross Construction has the answer: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). In addition to providing the perfect home office, ADU’s provide a great place for guests, a living space for extended family or they can generate additional income as a rental. ADUs can either be an attached or detached residential unit that provides complete independent living facilities built on the same lot as an existing singlefamily dwelling that is zoned for singlefamily or multifamily use. ADUs are a great way to create more living space while still preserving community character. As a result, cities are encouraging homeowners to build ADUs by making it easier, more affordable and even providing Permit Ready ADU designs. In addition, ADUs support the

shift toward multi-generational living as kids move back home and families need to care for their aging parents. Cross Construction Inc. is the leading ADU builder in North County and throughout San Diego. They have the expertise and the experience to guide you through the entire process, from budgeting to design to building, the Cross team will manage all aspects of the project. “Our mission is to provide a people driven, client focused professional construction experience devoted to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship, added value, partnership and positivity,” said President Cailin Drakos. “And that starts with customer service.” Cross is committed to being your neighborhood contractor with the best customer service and the best quality of work. “We’re a small business and a small growing business, and really what’s most

important are the people – our clients and our team, and working together to provide the exceptional work. Using their Integrated Project Delivery approach, Cross makes executing a project simple, so you can select what works for your budget and Cross will handle the rest. Or you can work directly with a Cross designer to customize the look and feel of your new ADU. For over 30 years, Cross Construction has been successfully helping homeowners build their dream homes. The company specializes in all types of residential projects, including ADUs, custom homes, extensive remodels and multi-family construction. Call Cross Construction to learn about how to build your ADU, tour one of their current ADU projects and to start building your ADU today! For more information about Cross Construction Inc. visit their website at and follow them on social media @crossconstructioninc


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I’ll Put a Smile on Your Face! James LaJevic, DMD | Correct Choice Dental Hi, I’m Dr. James LaJevic, owner of Correct Choice Dental, North County’s home of expert dental care for seniors. I opened our current Encinitas practice in 2008, building on an exciting career that began in 1974. We just signed a lease on a second location on Highway 1 in Monarch Bay, Dana Point. That’s over 40 years of professional experience. We address all oral health problems for seniors. That includes crowns and implants; diagnostic, preventative and adjunctive care; restorative dental services; cosmetic procedures; treatment of TMJ dysfunction; fixed bridges and removable dentures; prevention and maintenance. Routine preventative care is especially important for early diagnosis of conditions such as cancer and diabetes as well as other systemic problems that manifest orally. In addition to being passionate about helping our patients, I’m a devoted father and all around family guy. I’m also a passionate entrepreneur,

serving as CFO of Stone Flagon Whiskey (a leading global whiskey and cognac importer and distributor), and a jazz vocalist for the past 25 years.



199 N El Camino Real, Ste. E Encinitas, CA 92024 760-203.6525

dental office. While we offer expert, comprehensive services, our top priority is that patients receive the treatment that will help them look and feel their best—one patient at a time. A MISSION TO EDUCATE When that requires AND SERVE complementary or alternative At the end of the day I just care, we refer cases as-needed want to improve the Dental to a select group of skilled IQ of our patients so they can medical professionals in the make informed decisions about San Diego community, including their oral health. When the those at Sharp HealthCare and best course of action involves Scripps Health. San Diegans are dental procedures, we use overwhelmingly progressive and cutting-edge technology, modern we owe it to the community to testing methods, and one-ondeliver forward thinking health one consultations to create care that reflects those values. a customized dental plan for During COVID-19, we’re complete oral care. practicing advanced safety As patient Steve Tomas protocols to ensure North shared after his procedure, “Dr. County residents get the help Jay LaJevic is very professional, they need in a safe environment. kind, energetic and patient. He That includes seeing only one constantly explains to you the patient at a time to keep you relevant dental procedures in safe, increase your quality of details which makes you very care, and ensure your peace of comfortable indeed. The office mind. staff is warm and friendly and make you feel at home.” COMMITMENT TO PATIENTS AND SERVICE COMPREHENSIVE—AND There’s no substitute for SAFE—DENTAL SERVICES experience. With my over 40 We’re more than just a years spent practicing dentistry,

combined with experience serving as a full-time faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, patients rest easy knowing they’re in good hands at Correct Choice Dental. Unlike many dentist offices, where they’re more interested in confirming your insurance coverage than getting to know you and understand your needs, you’ll be a valued patient at Correct Choice Dental—never just another insurance code. SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY I’ve received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award from the Journal of the American Physicians and Surgeons and been named to the Consumer’s Research Council of America’s list of America’s Top Dentists for Implant and Adult Dentistry in 2013, 2014 and 2015. It would be my pleasure to help you with your dental and implant needs. To schedule your appointment, please call our office at (760) 203-6525 or visit us online at www.

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Grain-to-Glass Craft Distillery Nicholas Hammond | Pacific Coast Spirits For founder and head distiller Nicholas Hammond, Pacific Coast Spirits is much more than just a distillery and restaurant, it’s an adventure. The Oceanside business is dubbed California’s first farm-to-table restaurant and grain-to-glass distillery under one roof, and each spirit they create is an adventure in itself. The adventure begins with sourcing non-GMO and organic ingredients from local farmers. All of their small batch spirits are made from scratch, and the water and spent grains are repurposed. Sustainability is important to Californians, and that value is reflected in Hammond’s business. Hammond runs his distillery under the “grain-to-glass” concept. The majority of his ingredients are grown right here in California. “It’s like farm-to-table where your food comes directly from the farm,” Hammond said. “We take raw ingredients, we know the farmers we buy corn from

and we know the guys who are raising our grain.” After using the grain to make product, the grain goes back to local farmers to feed cattle and pigs instead of the trash. Hammond, an engineer by training, also designed his own system to trap and recycle water from the production process. Pacific Coast Spirits also operates as a restaurant and bar, where the team intersects “California comfort food” with unique artisan cocktails using his aged spirits as their base. The whiskey butterscotch pudding on their dessert menu is one example of the synergy of cuisine and beverage that keeps customers coming back for more. As a North County resident, Hammond is cultivating Pacific Coast Spirits in to a fundamental part of the North County community. He’s created a family friendly meeting place where locals and visitors alike can join in on the adventure. As they

put it best, Pacific Coast Spirits is the ultimate destination for seekers of true local craft. Stacks of barrels with aging spirits line the windows of the distillery facing Coast Highway, where warm sunlight directly hits the barrels and speeds up the aging process for the spirits. In Southern California’s warm, arid climate, spirits age considerably faster than those made in places like Scotland, where it’s much cooler and humid. If the barrels don’t immediately catch the eye, the huge, fenced-in outdoor patio will. After COVID-19 restrictions sent restaurants outdoors, Pacific Coast Spirits converted more than half of its parking lot to accommodate outdoor seating for guests. The huge, outdoor seating area complements the distillery’s bright, modern aesthetics through its use of lightly colored wood, greenery and open atmosphere.

404 S. COAST HWY. Oceanside, Ca 92054 760-453-7150

s With a passion for beverage making since college, Nicholas grew up and worked in Napa Valley as a wine maker but had a particular interest in making spirits. He traveled several times to places like Mexico and Chile to learn about spirits like tequila and Chilean brandy. Now, Hammond is channeling everything he learned in to his unique brand of high-quality spirits. “Craft spirit distilling is a somewhat younger business compared to its sister industry, craft beer brewing, which boomed in recent years,” Hammond said, “the craft spirit business is about where craft brewing was 10 years ago. Early distillers really paved the way to change legislation that enabled us to get where we are now,” Hammond went on to explain. The driving mission of Pacific Coast Spirits is to educate and bring greater awareness about the craft distillery industry and build on San Diego’s reputation as a hub for craft beverage making.


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AWO Stands Above The Rest When It Comes To Quality




Advanced Web Offset Quality and customer care are just two characteristics setting Advanced Web Offset, Inc. apart from the competition. The independent familyowned business was founded in 1989 and calls Vista home. AWO was founded to provide the publishers in San Diego County and the West Coast with a dependable printing source for their newspapers, tabloids, magazines, catalogs, inserts, advertising materials and other marketing publications. Their strategy from the onset was to assure long-term success by offering quality printing at competitive prices, on-time delivery and superior customer service. But like every business, AWO has evolved over the years and is seamlessly transitioning as the publishing world rapidly changes. Inspite of these digital changes, AWO understands that print remains the most effective media campaign for your publishing and marketing needs. “The company was wisely equipped with the future in mind,” said General Manager Chase Shoemaker. “Purchases were made knowing that the industry was fast moving toward a digital future. A key factor in staffing the company was being

aware of the growing trend in the industry toward digital file processing and quick run publishing.” AWO rests inside a massive 60,000-square foot facility for a one-stop shop of all advanced printing services, plus desk top publishing consultation, full bindery and finishing with timely shipping and mailing. Additionally, the company specializes in four color gloss catalogue, magazine and newspaper printing, and AWO proudly prints The Coast News every week. But AWO’s attention to detail and commitment to excellence is what sets it apart to become the trusted source of local, regional and national publishing needs. This excellence, combined with perseverance and integrity, has fueled the growth and expansion enabling Advanced Web Offset to offer open-web and heat-set press lines, perfect binding and saddle-stitching, high-speed inserting, folding and mailing services. “We believe today that our state-of-the-art equipment benefits our clients as it was researched, designed and operated to be more productive and fiscally responsible all while delivering unparalleled quality,” Shoemaker explained. “If you

are a small, medium, or large publisher looking for a one-stop printer who offers the very best value, we invite you to visit us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to showing you what ‘Delivering Beyond Expectations’ really does mean.” Also, AWO continues its obligation through the reduction, reuse and recycling of all our generated waste. AWO takes it a step further by continuously assessing its business practices and procedures to help to identify areas for reductions in energy usage, waste and emissions. AWO’s continual dedication to using both recycled paper and paper from responsibly managed forests, reinforces its commitment to being environmentally accountable and a socially responsible company. But when it comes to quality and customer service, AWO stands above the rest. Their foundation of Excellence, Integrity, and Perseverance has been the cornerstone of its success since opening the doors in 1989. And with a top-level combination of industry experience and technical knowledge, their sales, customer service and production teams will

assist and guide you through your entire experience. AWO uses the latest technology to efficiently produce unsurpassed quality in a timely manner, and still remain within any production budget. As a result, AWO personnel are the very best technically knowledgeable staff in the industry. Every team member is proactive with clients in assuring their files will be processed with minimal hassle. Customer jobs flow through the latest in graphics, computers, application software, Direct to Plate processors (CTP), quality control electronics, and of course, unparalleled press and bindery equipment. “We have survived all of the major changes to the printing industry over recent decades by having undoubtably, the best team members in the industry,” Shoemaker added. “Every member of every department truly cares about your publication and uses all their talents to ‘Deliver Beyond Expectations.’ This is the main reason we remain as the only full web heat set and open web printer in the county.” To learn more about Advanced Web Offset, Inc., visit or call (760) 727-1700.

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Your Neighborhood Gift Store

Elam’s Hallmark | Guy & Mary Elam, Christie, Scott and Joni s

1084 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024 760.436.0456 |

Elam’s Hallmark’s mission is to put more care into the world, one card at a time. The family-owned business has a long history in San Diego. Guy and Mary Elam started it back in 1979, with the help of their kids, Christie, Scott and Joni. Since then, they have managed to take a national brand and create a local staple in the community. Elam’s nine locations, three of which are in North County, have a wide variety of products including greeting cards, licensed property and collectibles, like Star Wars and Harry Potter products, fashion and jewelry, gifts for men and women, a babies and toddlers section, home décor and more.

“That’s what sets us apart. It’s not just your greeting cards and your gift wrap anymore. It’s a hallmark store, but people will come in and they’re shocked at the breadth of the product that we carry.” Scott Elam said. “We try to get in new product every week. People can come in the store once a week and they will see something new and different every time.” Elam’s prides itself on providing affordable and highquality products in a warm and friendly atmosphere that is here for the community. “The biggest thing about us is that we employ your neighbors and friends,” Scott said.” It’s surprising how many people have either worked

for Elam’s or know somebody that has worked for Elam’s in San Diego because we’ve been doing this for 45 years.” Now, more than ever, Elam’s wants to help people build relationships and put more care into the world. “The amount of cards that we’re selling that are just ‘thinking of you’ care cards have really grown,” Scott said. “There’s a new line called Just Because, and it’s surprising how the much the community seems to love it with people coming in and just wanting to give encouragement and support to the people around them.” With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Elam’s is the go-to shop for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift or greeting

card. Customers can also donate to Elam’s Hearts for CF, their annual Valentine’s Day fundraising initiative that raises money for Cystic Fibrosis. In the last 8 years, Elam’s has raised over $100,000 for the cause. “We’re local. We partner with local charities and organizations. We’ve been in these communities for such a long time and we like to encourage people to shop local and shop small. Help support your local business, and right now, we need that more than anything,” Scott said. To learn more about Elam’s Hallmark or to find a store near you, visit ElamsHallmark. com.


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A New Breed of Eye Doctor 2814 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad 760.730.3711 •

Optometrist Dr. David Bloch has provided general eye care for all ages—from eye diseases and lenses to disabilities, cataracts, eye injuries and laser treatments—since opening his practice in 2001. His specialty, however, is in treating reading disabilities. He founded Reading Without Limits in 2008 to cure reading problems, especially complex problems like dyslexia. In high school, a career test revealed an aptitude for engineering. “I was always interested in how things worked,” he says, “Coming from a family of doctors, I explored medicine and discovered an interest in how eyes work.” That engineering aptitude and optometry training helped him see dyslexia from a unique perspective and create an innovative, patent-pending dyslexia cure unlike anything else available. READING IN 3 MONTHS Today, his mission is to help people with reading disabilities who haven’t been helped by other treatments and to change how reading’s taught

in schools. If that sounds like a high bar, keep in mind the Reading Without Limits program consistently takes clients from not reading at all to reading Harry Potter novels in only 3 months.

Eye doctors understand the cognitive and visual systems but not as they relate to treating reading problems. As an eye doctor and dyslexia specialist, Dr. Bloch knows the cognitive and vision processes as well as how people REPLACING COSTLY AND learn to read most effectively. INEFFECTIVE TREATMENTS Reading Without Limits is Most parents don’t know an innovative set of ”super where to go for effective help tools” that teach kids to read with their children’s dyslexia. correctly—better and faster With COVID-19, there’s also than anything else available. more homeschooling and “Watching my child struggle consequently more gaps in created so much anxiety for learning. They’re understandably the whole family. A friend told frustrated paying for treatments me to see Dr. Bloch and he that don’t work, often up to has changed my son’s life,” says $6,000 for a diagnosis and Reading Without Limits client $30,000 for treatments that Marianne. take years to show significant progress. THE SECRET TO Psychologists and educators, READING WITHOUT LIMITS and occasionally eye doctors, Dyslexia’s a neuro-cognitive are often those treating problem, not an eye problem, dyslexia, despite the fact that caused by a disconnect between those disciplines understand the visual and auditory processing only their pieces of the puzzle: systems.The auditory process Psychologists understand overrides the visual process. cognitive processes, maybe They might see the word reading, but not how vision “cat” and think it has 3 sounds, works. Educators use only slow, like saying “300” is “3...0...0” moderately effective Phonics instead of “three hundred.” or sight reading approaches. They should have been taught

to recognize “cat” as “c” and “at.” They can learn to read by knowing fewer than 500 similar patterns. Reading Without Limits is a highly effective program that incorporates key treatments from the cognitive, vision, and reading disciplines to reprogram how brains process visual and auditory information—and it’s unavailable from schools, tutors, psychologists, and other eye doctors (at a cost of only $3500 to $4500). “I’m planning to roll this program out to doctors across the country so the treatment’s available in every city. I want to see optometry become the go-to profession for treating dyslexia,” says Dr. Bloch. SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY To learn more, and schedule an appointment, visit www.readingwithoutlimits. com, call 760-730-3711, or send an email to docbloch@ Dr. Bloch’s optometry and reading treatment offices are at 2814 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad, CA, 92008.

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Support an adult with special needs in your home today! s

CALIFORNIA MENTOR 858.694.0120 California MENTOR is a network of caring individuals who open their heart and home to an adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Part of a national organization called The MENTOR Network, California MENTOR connects willing mentors with adults who require varing levels of care. In the Host Home program for adults with disabilities, mentors are host home providers who help individuals with disabilities thrive as an active part of the community while earning extra money to help make ends meet. Mentors come from all backgrounds and walks of life. Whether they are families with kids at home, empty nesters or individuals interested in helping

others, these ordinary people answered the call to be a hero to someone in need. “We have a dedicated team, and each member works to ensure that the Mentors are prepared and supported in their role,” said Program Recruiter Ashley Giles. “Prospective mentors work with our Program Recruiters to prepare their home and will receive tools, education and constant support from California MENTOR. Once a placement is made, a Program Service Coordinator is assigned to the Mentor and individual for continued support.” California MENTOR has a unique and detailed matching process to make sure that both the Mentor and the individual are happy with the placement

and are ready for the transition. Their team provides comprehensive 24/7 support to Mentor families including case management, 24-hour emergency on-call services, medication management and more. The highly trained team of coordinators, clinicians, and supervisors will be with you every step of the way. California MENTOR will also connect you with other Mentors and host support groups so that you can share experiences and learn from your peers. “We are an established agency serving the San Diego area and we have a history of continued dedication to both the individuals we serve and our Mentors,” Giles said. “We believe that people come first,

and our work reflects this.” The connections made through California MENTOR will last a lifetime. Many individuals become loving members of the home. Now, during the COVID-19 crisis, is a critical time for many in the community, and you can begin your Mentor journey from home. The California MENTOR team is available for virtual meetings and phone calls to discuss any and all questions you may have about how to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at home. Call Program Recruiter Ashley at 858-694-0120 ext 20 or visit www. to learn how you can get involved.


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Find Top Urological Care In North County

3907 Waring Rd., Suite 4, Oceanside 760.295.9984

Dr. Jason Phillips, Urology | Dr. Aaron Boonjindasup, Urology Urologists Jason Phillips and Aaron Boonjindasup are bringing top quality urological care to patients throughout North County. Urology of San Diego first opened its doors in March 2020 right at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the main practice is located at the Tri-City Medical Center campus, Drs. Phillips and Boonjindasup are some of the only urologists practicing at all four of North County’s hospitals: Tri-City Medical Center, Palomar Medical Centers in Escondido and Poway, and Scripps in Encinitas. Both doctors share a passion for the urology field, which deals with the bladder, prostate health, urological cancers and other issues like kidney stones and vasectomies. The doctors ensure that their patients experience as minimally invasive techniques as possible. “We are able to help a variety of patients from young gentlemen to older gentlemen, from young to older women — it doesn’t matter what

age or gender they are,” Dr. Boonjindasup said. Both doctors are highly qualified urologists who teach other urologists how to operate the robotic procedures used at Urology of San Diego. The two strive to educate both their patients and potential patients about urological health while also treating them in their own community with “excellent outcomes.” “You could have someone with prostate cancer go to UCSD or UCLA for treatment, but we provide excellent outcomes and improve our patients’ quality of life right here,” Phillips said. They also enjoy building relationships with their patients through the education process as well. “Patient education is key, especially with a lot of these complex issues they have,” Boonjindasup said. “We want them to know and feel comfortable with what’s going on with their bodies.” The two doctors are also

generally younger than other urological surgeons in the industry, and while this may make some weary the two have large amounts of experience to back their skills up. “Being young urologists, we have a skillset that not a lot of people have,” Boonjindasup said. “We can bring a range of treatment options to patients, and that is really a key to the patients’ wellbeing and our ability to treat them.” The practice is also involved in clinical research trials at their practice, which benefits not only their own work but can also help move the industry forward overall. “We help provide and show that we need real world data,” Boonjindasup said. “We need to see how real patients at clinics, not just in university settings, receive and respond to treatment.” The doctors also stay on top of the latest state of the art technology. “We feel it’s really important to try to be on the cutting edge

of new technology,” Phillips said. We try and collaborate with the industry to optimize our patients’ outcomes.” Both doctors also plan to stick around North County for a long time to continue providing top quality urological care to patients here. For Phillips, North County holds a particularly dear place in heart. His father grew up in North County where Phillips now resides in Carlsbad with his wife and young children. His father has returned as well. Carlsbad is also home to Boonjindasup. Originally from Louisiana, Boonjindasup moved here with his wife and young children so that his wife could return back to the city where she grew up. “Absolutely one thing we can provide our patients is longevity of care,” Boonjindasup said. “We plan on being here for a long period of time and building up our business and clinic that will provide care for generations here in North County.”