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Edison shares plan for spent fuel. relocation
Encinitas rekindles districting controversy. A3 Exploring the urgency of immigration reform. A5 Housing may be answer for Oceanside farmers. A7
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Those attending began their march in Carlsbad Village before walking to Cannon Park escorted by the Carlsbad Police Department. Residents of all ages, ethnicities and religions carried homemade signs, led chants, receiving honks of support from passing vehicles. Speakers also shared personal experiences of racism, microaggressions and stereotypes they’ve suffered. According to Lee, racist stereotypes include descriptions of Asians as quiet and submissive and remarks about physical characteristics such as eyeshape. “We don’t have direct answers or a solution,” Lee said. “We need to stand as
March, Southern California Edison released its plans for the future offsite relocation of spent nuclear fuel currently stored at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The utility company also formed a coalition of stakeholders including San Diego RANCHO County to push the federalSFNEWS government to take responsibility for the spent nuclear fuel, though some critics say this is Edison’s attempt to shift its own responsibility for the spent fuel away. The plans contained in a three-volume set of more than 150 pages include what Edison calls the Action Plan, the Strategic Plan and the Conceptual Transportation Plan. The Action Plan was developed to display measures Edison and the SONGS plant co-owners, including the cities of Anaheim and Riverside, will take to push for offsite relocation of spent fuel as well as preparation for such a move. The Strategic Plan then identifies and analyzes the pros and cons of several alternatives for spent fuel removal, such as moving the spent fuel to an interim storage facility before the final permanent repository that has yet to be determined. The Conceptual Transportation Plan then focuses on the necessary preparation and associated costs that shipping the spent fuel from San Onofre to an offsite location will require. Edison hired North Wind, Inc. in June 2019 to
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SUNFLOWER MAZE Jimmy Ukegawa, owner of Carlsbad Strawberry Company, has transformed his rows of first-year sunflowers to create a “Sunflower Maze,” which is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $5. Photo by Jimmy Ukegawa
Hundreds rally against rise of anti-Asian violence By Steve Puterski
CARLSBAD — A pair of North County high school students have rallied hundreds of people in response to a national spike in hate and violence directed against Asian Americans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ara Lee, 17, of San Marcos High School, and Joan Chong, 16, of Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, organized a March 21 rally in Carlsbad Village, after which several hundred people marched to Cannon Park. “I felt we needed to do something,” Chong said. Both girls said it was an opportunity to bring a voice to local Asian American residents and to rebuke the use of racist terms to describe the coronavirus,
NORTH COUNTY students Ara Lee, 17, left, and Joan Chong, 16, organized a “March to Stop Asian Hate” rally on March 21 in Carlsbad Village. Photo by Steve Puterski
including “Chinese Virus” and “Kung Flu,” among others. Speakers at the rally
said this type of derogatory rhetoric, most notably used by former President Donald Trump and far-right
political pundits, has fueled a significant rise in anti-Asian hate crimes across the country. In 2020, hate crimes against Asian Americans in the country’s largest cities have increased by 150%, according to the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, On March 16, a White male in Atlanta shot and killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women, sparking national outrage. Lee, Chong and a number of speakers on Sunday said the shooter had deranged sexualized fetishes about Asian women leading to the rampage. “It is our duty as Asian Americans and young people to act now,” Lee said.
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DESPITE HIS CLAIM that the district map was “blatant political gerrymandering,” former Councilman Mark Muir, center, lost his re-election bid in 2018. But some critics remain skeptical the entire districting process was above board, seeing it as helping Mayor Catherine Blakespear, left, solidify her influence. At right is Councilman Tony Kranz. Graphic by Jordan P. Ingram
District map quagmire rekindled with fresh misconduct claims By Jordan P. Ingram
ENCINITAS — A looming electoral redistricting coupled with last month’s District 3 appointment of Councilwoman Joy Lyndes to the Encinitas City Council has renewed feelings of suspicion and betrayal among residents who still feel the city’s initial districting process was nothing short of a fiasco. Some critics, including former office-holders, maintain the city’s transition from citywide to district elections was less than transparent and tainted with secret maps and gerrymandering, leading to the ouster of a conservative councilman and helping to solidify Mayor Catherine Blakespear’s leftward influence over the council for years to come. And a recent utterance from an Encinitas representative only reignited long-smoldering embers of voter discontent over the city’s electoral changeover, leading to fresh allegations of official misconduct. “We know why that part of the city is in District 3, it’s because Mark (Muir) lived, you know, over there, and we wanted to make sure that every council member wasn’t competing against one another,” Councilman Tony Kranz said during a Feb. 24 meeting. Specifically, Kranz’s remark sparked outrage among residents online who allege the councilman’s comments revealed a collective knowledge among council members to rig the districting process in favor of Democrats. These claims have raised questions, such as whether sitting council members violated California’s Brown Act, a “sunshine” law requiring local government business to be conducted at open and public meetings. According to the law: “A majority of the members of a legislative body shall not, outside a meeting authorized by this chapter,
use a series of communications of any kind, directly or through intermediaries, to discuss, deliberate, or take action on any item of business that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body.” Blakespear did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Origins In 2017, the city of Encinitas was under threat of legal action from Malibu-based attorney Kevin Shenkman to transition from at-large to by-district elections. Shenkman and others used the California Voting Rights Act to disrupt political systems in numerous cities across the state, forcing municipalities into district-based elections with the intention of rooting out discriminatory voting practices and improving minority representation primarily for Latinos (In Encinitas, the Hispanic population has remained steady at roughly 14% as of 2019 and is spread out across the entire city). Since then, analysis suggests that by-district elections had minimal effect statewide helping minority communities receive better representation. The Los Angeles Times reported fewer than one-third of the cities that switched to districts in response to litigation demands between June 2016 and April 2017 saw an increase in minority representation. To sidestep a costly legal battle, the City of Encinitas requested anonymous map submissions of districting proposals. Planning Commissioner Kevin Doyle felt the idea to switch to district elections was an “awful idea.” “We must ensure that the future councils won’t be able to gerrymander districts to their liking,” Doyle said in an article by the San Diego Union-Tribune. “Good luck with that, but it must be foolproof.” Doyle’s remark was
either a warning, premonition or both. After receiving more than 20 prototypes from residents and staff, city officials selected finalists, including two maps labeled “Citizens 15” and “Citizens 16.” The “Citizens 16” map divided the city into four quadrants. But it was one quartile — District 3 — that quickly became problematic. The map looks like a crooked finger stretching from Cardiff-by-the-Sea into neighborhoods of both New and Old Encinitas. The Coast News later discovered via public records request that former Councilwoman Tasha Boerner Horvath had drawn and submitted both “Citizens 15” and “Citizens 16,” a detail she chose not to disclose to the council or residents until after the story broke. Boerner Horvath, now serving as a Democratic state representative for the 76th Assembly District, explained at the time her decision to remain anonymous was to allow the council to review the maps based on their individual attributes and “how they fulfilled our goals that we have set forth in this districting process.” As previously reported by The Coast News, Boerner Horvath further defended her actions by noting that just months earlier, the Poway City Council set a precedent when it chose as its final map one created by Mayor Steve Vaus, who did not disclose it during a hearing when his map was selected as a finalist. For some, it wasn’t a coincidence the council’s final two maps were drawn by Boerner Horvath. At the time, Blakespear said she didn’t believe Boerner Horvath had an obligation to disclose it, noting her maps “came from a place of knowledge” because the future state assemblywoman frequently walked the entire city. Boerner Horvath did not respond to request for comment.
Despite rumblings of gerrymandering, secret drawings and cover-ups, the council adopted “Citizens 16” as the map for future district elections. Boerner Horvath’s aides responded to The Coast News’ request for comment but did not provide a statement.
Fallout Former Councilman Mark Muir, a longtime conservative, suddenly found himself within a sliver of creative cartography that defined a portion of District 3. For Muir and many others, the drawing had all the signs of a gerrymandered district. Muir lives in Old Encinitas, but District 3 consisted mostly of Cardiff residents. And not just a little bit — Cardiff residents outnumber Old Encinitas residents, 2 to 1, according to the city's District 3 address list. Kranz also recently acknowledged the map did not favor Muir or any District 3 candidate residing outside of Cardiff. “There’s no question (the map) made it more of a challenge for someone that
lived in that panhandled part of the district,” Kranz said. For Muir, who described himself to The Coast News recently as happily retired, the whole situation appeared to be a co-
votes came out, how it was handled, conversations that took place, led me to believe it was (a group effort). I’d be surprised if three people didn’t know about it.” “There are too many indicators that look as if
IN DISTRICT 3, there are more than twice as many Cardiff residents as residents of Old Encinitas, as differentiated by ZIP code. Source: City of Encinitas/Graphic by Dan Brendel
ordinated effort to remove conservative-leaning council members. “Oh yeah, absolutely I had that sense in the very beginning,” Muir told The Coast News. “Firstly, it was done secretively. They only admit to it when they get busted. And the way the
it’s a Brown Act violation,” he continued. “But you can’t prove it. At the time, I made the assumption, but I couldn’t prove it. It’s just the way it is. If it looks like it’s happening, sounds like it’s happening and you see TURN TO DISTRICTING ON A7
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Utility customers getting their day in court at last
What to know before switching to solar power
By Summer Stephan
eciding to install solar panels is an important financial decision. If done improperly, the installation can damage your home, leading to costly repairs. Many solar contractors are honest and reliable, but not always. Inevitably there are cheaters working the system and preying upon the unsuspecting. Sometimes they are rogue contractors, but mostly they are unlicensed fraudsters who cut corners or skip town with your money. When considering solar, here’s how to prevent getting scammed: Choose the Right Contractor for Your Job
• Fraudulent contractors typically do not have a contracting license or workers compensation insurance. • Check for a valid licensed or disciplinary actions on the Contractors State License Board website. • For solar installation, ensure the contractor has a valid and active license in the correct classification. The license must be in one of the following classifications: C-46 (Solar Contractor), C-10 (Electrical Contractor) or B (General Building Contractor). • If the contractor does not appear on the CSLB website, does not have a license number, or does not have a license in the correct classification do not hire them. • Be wary of door-todoor salesmen. An honest salesperson will not pressure you into a contract. • Get bids from multiple solar installers. • Ask for at least three references from prior cus-
tomers and check them out. or a loan): you will own the system and likely be responKnow your rights sible for any maintenance You have rights during and repair. 2. Power Purchase the sales process, which are meant to protect you from Agreements (PPAs): you do not own the system and will unscrupulous contractors. • You have the right to be required to purchase all receive and read the Cali- energy generated whether fornia Solar Consumer Pro- you use that energy or not. 3. PACE Financing: tection Guide before you the amount financed will sign any contract. This guide contains be placed on your property information about how to tax bill and may affect your evaluate solar energy and ability to transfer the loan what questions you should to a subsequent buyer of ask before making deci- your home. 4. Lease: you don’t own sions. • Always be careful the system and are obligatwhen signing on an iPad or ed for a term of years. Compare the differtablet. Don’t be rushed and make sure you receive a ent financing options and conduct your own research copy of what you signed. • If the sales presen- on the benefits and consetation was conducted in a quences of each before enlanguage other than En- tering a contract. If you think you may glish, you have the right to receive the contract in that want to sell or refinance your home later, be sure to language. • You have the right understand how the options to receive a copy of the So- above could impact your lar Disclosure Document, ability to do so. If you believe you have which shows the total cost for the solar energy system. been scammed by a contrac• You can cancel the tor, file a complaint with the contract up to three busi- Contractors State License ness days after signing. If Board. As your District Atyou are 65 years old or older, this cancelation period torney, I’m committed to is extended to five business increasing communication days. You should be pro- and accessibility between vided with a Notice of the the DA’s Office and the public. Right to Cancel. I hope these consumer and public safety tips have Understand Your Options Before you sign a con- been helpful. The DA’s Consumer tract, make sure you understand the type of solar Protection Unit is made up installation you are getting, of deputy district attorneys, how your solar panels are investigators and paralebeing financed and what gals dedicated to protecting consumers and law abiding the overall cost will be. Be wary of any sales- businesses from fraudulent person who says solar en- or unfair business practices. To report a consumergy is free, government subsidized or that you will er complaint, you can call never pay an electricity bill (619) 531-3507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. again. The most common Summer Stephan is the types of solar financing opDistrict Attorney of San tions are: Diego County. 1. Purchase (with cash
he utility bailout plan known as AB 1054 has looked worse and worse for consumers since California legislators passed it in July 2019 under pressure from Gov. Gavin Newsom and lobbyists for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric. The typical residential electric customer has paid for more than a year toward an eventual total of $13.5 billion to be used for reimbursement of costs when utility company equipment sparks fires, something common over the last five years. Consumer lawyer Mike Aguirre, the former elected city attorney of San Diego, from the start fought this shift of responsibility for illegal conduct by the utilities. But legislators never held hearings on the bill, concocted by an ad hoc committee that included Marybel Batyer, then a Newsom aide and now president of the state Public Utilities Commission. How surprising was it that the PUC with Batyer presiding followed by quickly rubber-stamping this years-long dunning of the vast majority of California electric customers? Aguirre protested SB 1054 at every step. He insisted it amounts to “unconstitutional taking” of consumers’ money. A federal district judge refused to hold a trial on Aguirre’s constitutional arguments, claiming alleged lack of jurisdiction over state laws. But the customers’ day in court arrives at last on April 12, when the appeal from that judge’s ruling is due for a hearing before the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The wheels of justice have ground slowly: it’s tak-
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en almost two years since the law’s passage for the case against it to get its first courtroom airing. That case seems strong. For one thing, there is no doubt the utility companies desperately wanted this bailout to pass. For it to take effect, they had to pony up $10 billion to help bankroll the new state Wildfire Fund created by the law. They do not casually put up that kind of cash, but this time found it necessary: Without the Wildfire Fund, the criminally convicted PG&E could not have emerged from a long bankruptcy it underwent after causing deadly fires in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Questions arose at that time over whether PG&E deserved to survive, especially after it pled guilty to manslaughter in the 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed the town of Paradise and killed at least 85 persons. Says Aguirre in his appeal brief, “Instead of reforming its safety practices, PG&E sought a legislative reprieve. “After receiving millions of dollars in campaign…donations, legislators and even California’s governor aligned themselves with the company.” He goes on to detail secret meetings between PG&E and top Newsom aides, including Batyer, “to determine how to ensure PG&E’s customers, not its shareholders, would pay for PG&E-caused fire damages.” Aguirre calls those Newsom’s aides “compro-
mised.” He adds that AB 1054’s “true purpose” is not to ensure good electric service, but rather “to promote utility company finances.” In fact, since it passed, there has been no talk of further utility company bankruptcies, a common subject every fire season for several previous years. Aguirre argues that Newsom and his allies “pledged customer funds… even though utility companies acted unreasonably and imprudently in causing fires over decades.” He charges that the PUC under Batyer “held a sham proceeding in which the process was illusory and the decision (to ratify AB 1054) was predetermined.” Batyer has refused to answer questions about any of this. Aguirre notes that rather than reforming their practices, utilities have “caused more fires and killed more people — all while (PG&E was) on federal probation for the 2010 San Bruno gas explosion that killed eight persons.” For sure, AB 1054 amounts to a show of trust for utility companies that by their own admission behaved irresponsibly for many years. The district judge’s refusal to hear the case has so far meant no one could cross-examine Newsom or other drafters of the bill about their motives. One favorable outcome for consumers would be for the appeals court to throw the case back to the district judge for a full trial. Another would be for the bill to simply be ruled unconstitutional. Once the appeals court hears the arguments, it will have to say something. Email Thomas Elias at email@example.com.
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‘America is all that makes sense to them’ Exploring the urgency of immigration reform
By Hafsa Fathima
4S RANCH — For the last six years, Sooraj Sasindran and his family of four have lived a life that is resolutely all-American. Sasindran — a 36-yearold engineer from India — bought a home in the 4S Ranch neighborhood, where he and his wife balance working remotely with parenting their two daughters. In a pre-pandemic world, they hosted barbecues with friends on the weekends, spent days at the beach and mapped out their next trip across the United States. It’s an idyllic life the Sasindrans have worked hard to build for their children — a normalcy that could end if immigration reform isn’t passed, he said. Sasindran works in the United States on an H1-B guest worker visa, sponsored and employed by a local tech company. Spouses and children of these foreign workers are allowed to reside in the US on accompanying statuses, known as the H-4 visa. Sasindran’s eightyear-old daughter — born in India — has spent most of her life in San Diego on an H-4. “She’s completely American,” Sasindran said, adding that they moved to California when she was still a baby. A GROWING LINE The family has filed for green cards, but the wait for Indian nationals to receive them is exponential — possibly crossing into five decades, according to data analysis from the CATO Institute. E mploy me nt- ba s ed green cards are capped at 7% for each country, leading to long lines for those born in India or China. President Joseph R. Biden’s proposed U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 could offer relief if passed. It would remove country caps — the cause of green card backlogs — and protect children from “aging out” of their status when they turn 21, as per current immigration law. “As long as immigration petition is filed before the age of 21, the dependent’s age is locked in,” said Tifany Markee of the bill’s proposed reform. Markee, a partner at Milner & Markee in Rancho Bernado, added that children could also be eligible for work permits and social security numbers if the bill passed. “They can work at after-school jobs, do summer internships at college because they’re no longer just H-4 [visa holders] who only have the ability to go to school,” Markee said. “So I think it’s a huge im-
provement.” Sasindran is still cautious about optimism, however. Unclear if the backlog would ever resolve, he decided to apply for Canadian permanent residency a few years ago. The family was on the verge of moving north until the pandemic hit. “She wants to be an actor when she grows up,” Sasindran said of his daughter’s early ambitions. “But I can never encourage it because I know if she’s still on H4, she can’t do it.” Applications from 2010 are now being processed in Sasindran’s specific green card category, according to the State Department’s February visa bulletin. Because his application has gone forward, Sasindran and his daughter have of- AMERICAN DREAMERS: Brothers Daksh, left, and Vansh Gosai will age out of their status in a few years if green card reform ficially stated an intention isn’t passed. Courtesy photo to immigrate. He fears this could later cause con“I have to take my flict in case his daughter ACTS, my SATs,” Daksh doesn’t receive her green said, who was also admitcard in time, forcing him ted into a college prepato consider temporary opratory program at his high tions like a student visa. school. “But I’m worried It’s difficult for a forit’ll all go down the drain eign national to have a if I don’t get a green card. pending intent to immiI won’t be able to work on grate while also applying my current status to help for non-immigrant status, out my family. If I shift Markee explained. over to a student visa, I “In those situations, won’t be eligible for many you’re likely going to have scholarships or any into argue flexibility to constate tuition.” sulates,” she said. Without significant change, their future in HOPE FOR MORE America is up for debate, FOCUSED REFORM Gosai said. The bill’s success at “I am hopeful that passing as comprehensive the Dream and Promise reform has been debated Act passes, but am still ever since its introducskeptical about what the tion to Congress earlier final bill will look like,” he this year. Among changes said. “Sometimes I think, for H-4 dependents, it in‘Am I playing with their cludes a pathway to citifuture?’ I started feeling zenship for undocumented guilty about it because I immigrants, farmworkers may have chosen a counand increases provisions try without thinking of the like diversity visas. outcome of it.” “My personal opinion Daksh and his young is that we’re going to see brother, Vansh, 12, were more of a piecemeal apraised entirely in Orange proach,” said Markee. “I County. They love basketdon’t believe we’re going ball and call themselves to get bipartisan support DIP PATEL, 25, founded Improve The Dream to advocate for “documented Dreamers.” Photo avid Lakers fans. for the entire bill because courtesy of Dip Patel “America is all that it’s incredibly all-encommakes sense to them,” passing. I think the reali- include all children who Act of 2021, passed in the have to face that.” their father said. “It’s the ty is that it’s going to pass grew up here, whether House this week. only language they speak.” into smaller pieces relat- they are undocumented or More than 150,000 TO STAY OR TO GO ing to something particu- documented,” he said. documented dreamers The news is heartenlar.” Patel’s initial hope was could receive permanent ing to many in the Improve It’s a sentiment Dip that documented depen- residency if the act is The Dream community, Patel, 25, shares. A Ca- dents be included in Sena- passed, estimates the Mi- which consists of thounadian citizen also on a tor Dick Durbin’s DREAM gration Policy Institute. sands of parents and chiltemporary work visa, Pa- Act, which only granted el“It’s the first step for- dren across Slack chantel founded Improve The igibility to those who had ward, that we’re finally be- nels, Facebook groups and Dream, a movement advo- entered the US unlawfully ing heard,” said Patel. “As other messaging platforms. cating for “documented or lost a valid status. a whole, we’re excited that Over the last few years, dreamers.” House Democrats lat- we’re included as Dream- they’ve brainstormed For the last few years, er voted against an amend- ers as well.” ways to make their voices his work has been expan- ment that would include The House is set to visible on social media and sive; he and other Improve documented dependents vote on the bill this week, draw more congressional The Dream community in the act. the first step in creating attention to their cause. members have met with Like Markee, Patel a path to citizenship for Ravi Gosai, 35, a resbi-partisan congressio- believes that more fo- more than 200,000 chil- ident from Cypress, Calinal members to ask that cused legislation is key dren awaiting green cards. fornia, is one of them. An all foreign individuals to their success. Improve “Whatever happens active Twitter user, he’s brought to the US as chil- The Dream’s efforts paid going forward, I hope we been hoping to bring light dren are protected by leg- off when dependents on get a solution for perma- to his two sons’ situation — islature, regardless of how visa statuses such as the nently aging out [of sta- especially as his older son they entered the US. H-4 were included in the tus],” Patel said. “No child Daksh, 14, begins to con“We ask that they House Dream and Promise who grows up here should sider college.
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Two cases of Brazilian variant found in county By City News Service
REGION — The number of COVID-19 vaccines arriving in San Diego County will increase by around 10% for the second consecutive week, county officials announced Wednesday, March 24, as two new cases of the Brazilian variant of the illness were reported in the county. The new strain of the virus first discovered in Brazil may be more effective in resisting vaccines, said Dr. Eric McDonald, medical director of the county Health and Human Services Agency’s Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch. He added that it’s not clear if the variant makes symptoms of COVID-19 more severe or makes the virus more easily transmissible. One case was reported in a resident with no travel history, and one in a nonresident who had traveled overseas. Neither was vaccinated and neither has been hospitalized. “This virus evolved all the time,” McDonald said Wednesday. “We just need to be more vigilant about all the things we are already doing.” He said it was possible that a vaccine booster shot to deal with the Brazil, South African and U.K. variants — as well as any other mutations — could be needed in the future. As for vaccines now, San Diego County continues to have significantly more capacity to administer vaccines than supplies available. According to Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, even with the closure of the Petco Park vaccine distribution site, the county has the ability to administer 35,000 vaccines every day. Limited doses mean the actual number being injected is around 12,000 per day. Health officials on Tuesday reported more than 823,000 people — or 30.6% of San Diego County residents over the age of
A SAN DIEGO COUNTY medical official says that it’s possible that a vaccine booster will be needed in the future to deal with the Brazilian, South African and U.K. variants of the coronavirus. Courtesy photo
16 — have received at least one dose of the two-shot vaccines, and more than 504,000 people — or 18.8% — have been fully vaccinated. More than 1.59 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered to the region, and more than 1.44 million have been logged as administered. That number includes both county residents and those who work in San Diego County. Fletcher said the county will continue to open more vaccination sites. Supervisor Nora Vargas touted the county’s success in targeting more vulnerable communities for vaccines. She said 98.5% of South County seniors had received at least one dose, compared to 75.8% of seniors countywide. The same effort employed in the South Bay is being expanded to Oceanside and the City Heights neighborhood in San Diego, Vargas said. While San Diego County remains in the red tier of the state’s four-tiered reopening blueprint, Fletcher explained three possible ways the county could move
into the orange tier, which would allow for additional business openings and increased attendance limits. The first method is the county having a case rate below 4 new cases per 100,000 people for two consecutive weeks. The county posted 5.5 per 100,000 on Tuesday. The second method is what Fletcher describes as most likely — the state administers 4 million vaccines to vulnerable communities in the healthy places index quartile, allowing for a loosening of the orange tier’s guidelines to 5.9 daily cases per 100,000. California has administered more than 2.9 million vaccines to these groups as of Wednesday. Lastly, if San Diego County’s health equity metric — which looks at the testing positivity for areas with the lowest healthy conditions — and testing positivity percentage both fall into the state’s yellow tier for two consecutive weeks, the county will be promoted to the orange tier regardless of whether case rates remain high enough to qualify. The testing posi-
tivity is currently 2.4% and the county’s health equity metric is 3.4%, both in the orange tier. The county HHSA announced 243 new COVID-19 infections and four deaths Tuesday, raising the cumulative totals to 268,160 cases and 3,498 deaths. The number of hospitalizations increased to 233 from Monday’s 226. Of those, 81 were in intensive care units, a drop of three from Monday’s 84. Report: Small risk of getting COVID-19 after vaccination REGION — Although the risk is tiny, infection from the virus causing COVID-19 after receiving vaccines is possible, a report published by a team of investigators revealed Tuesday, March 23. In a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine published Tuesday, a group of researchers from UC San Diego School of Medicine and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA report COVID-19 infection rates for a cohort of health care workers previously vaccinated for the
novel coronavirus. “Because of the compulsory daily symptom screening of health care personnel, patients and visitors, and the high testing capacity at both UC San Diego Health and UCLA Health, we were able to identify symptomatic and asymptomatic infections among health care workers at our institutions,” said co-author Dr. Jocelyn Keehner, an infectious disease fellow at UCSD. “Moreover, we were able to describe the infection rates in a real-world scenario, where vaccine rollout coincided with a surge of infections. We observed a low overall positivity rate among fully immunized health care workers, supporting the high protection rates of these vaccines,” Keehner continued. The authors looked at pooled data from UCSD and UCLA health care workers who received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines between Dec. 16, 2020, and Feb. 9 — including 36,659 first doses, 28,184 second doses — a period that coincided with a significant
surge in COVID-19 infections in the region. Within this group, 379 individuals tested positive for the virus at least one day following vaccination, with the majority — 71% — testing positive within the first two weeks after the first dose. Of the group, 37 health care workers tested positive after receiving two doses, which is when maximum immune protection is expected to be achieved with both vaccines. The authors estimate absolute risk of testing positive for the virus following vaccination was 1.19% for health care workers at UCSD Health and 0.97% at UCLA Health — both higher than the risk identified in the Moderna and Pfizer clinical trials, which were not limited to health care workers. “There are several possible explanations for this elevated risk,” said co-author Dr. Lucy E. Horton, associate professor at UCSD School of Medicine and medical director of the UCSD Health Contact Tracing Unit. “First, the health care workers surveyed have access to regular asymptomatic and symptomatic testing,” Horton continued. “Second, there was a regional surge in infections overlapping with vaccination campaigns during this time period. And third, there are differences in the demographics of health care workers compared to participants in the vaccine clinical trials.” Horton said health care workers tend to be younger and are part of a demographic which she says engage in riskier behavior such as “attending social gatherings in restaurants and bars without adequate masking and physical distancing.” The authors found that risk of infection 14 days after second dose, when maximum immunity is expected to be reached, was rare. Nonetheless, they also noted that risk is not zero. While both Pfizer and Moderna report efficacy levels in the mid-90s, neither is 100%.
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ENCINITAS — The Encinitas Fire Department personnel have played a key role in helping to vaccinate more than 29,000 county residents against COVID-19 over the past three months as part of “Operation Collaboration.” Through Operation Collaboration, firefighters from across the county are working to target some of the most vulnerable hardto-reach communities and delivered the vaccinations to the farmworkers at Leichtag Foundation on March 12. “Today, we have 125 vaccinations scheduled for the agricultural workers.
It’s great to see our firefighters and paramedics contributing to the county’s vaccination efforts,” said Fire Chief Michael Stein. Each of the Encinitas first responders supporting Operation Collaboration had to complete training to support the county efforts to vaccinate the public. This partnership first was set up to vaccinate first responders and was also used to vaccinate residents at long-term care facilities, including Atria Encinitas. “Our emergency personnel have been actively serving the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and I am proud of our efforts to join Opera-
tion Collaboration as we ensure vaccinations are provided equitably throughout our region,” said Mayor Catherine Blakespear. Operation Collaboration is a cooperative vaccination effort, under the guidance of SD County Health & Human Services Agency and supported by two dozen fire and EMS agencies in San Diego County. COVID-19 vaccine supplies are increasing, but appointments still go very quickly. To find out if you’re eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine and schedule a vaccination, check the county’s website at sandiegocounty. gov/coronavirus.
’21 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE OFF MainStreet Oceanside has rescheduled the 26th annual Oceanside Independence Parade from July 3, 2021, to July 2, 2022. “Of course, many alternatives were discussed and we will continue our commitment to provide our community with this longtime tradition,” said Rick Wright, executive director of MainStreet Oceanside. Courtesy photo
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NCTD plans to develop transit stations By Steve Puterski
CARLSBAD — The North County Transit District laid out conceptual plans to fast-track development at the Carlsbad Village and, potentially, Poinsettia Transit stations during a March 16 Carlsbad City Council meeting. Tracy Foster, the transit district's chief development officer, said the district has eyes on developing the Village station so the district can establish a long-term revenue stream. Currently, plans are for developing on several acres of the 435-space parking lot, which is used for commuters and the public. She said the regional transit agency board supports development, noting the success of the Oceanside Transit Center. Additionally, Foster said concepts include an unspecified number of residential units, a potential parking garage and other amenities to increase ridership. “Both the Village and Poinsettia (stations) have ample parking and will meet future needs, but we’ll make sure it’s preserved for future development,” Foster said. “Our consultant will tell us best use and number of units.” Foster said the district has also conducted a development analysis for its Sprinter corridor, which services Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido. Also, North County Transit District is looking to develop more of its property in Solana Beach, while the Poinsettia Station was included “to see what could possibly be done there,” she said. Jeff Bryan, a senior planner at North County Transit District, said the TURN TO NCTD ON A19
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indicators it’s happening, it’s probably happening.” Pam Slater Price, a former Encinitas Mayor and County Supervisor, told The Coast News she would “second Muir’s motion,” noting that none of the council members raised strenuous objections or voted against the adoption of the maps drawn by Boerner Horvath. “I think that Mark himself knows that he was districted out of his base,” Slater-Price said. “The whole thing just reeks of insider dealing. I don’t know how else to describe it. This entire council seems to be dominated by the mayor and her perspective. All but Kranz have been originally appointed by (Blakespear). To have no diverse viewpoints on the council is unhealthy and yet this is how this particular council is being run.”
Political Games? Kranz said he is not in favor of keeping District 3’s “funky shape,” and he
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Oceanside looks at housing impacts on local farmers By Samantha Nelson
OCEANSIDE — While many residents are opposed to additional housing in South Morro Hills for fear of losing farmland, many of the farmers there see housing as a way to save their farms. The city is looking into how additional housing may improve the situation for farmers in South Morro Hills, who over the years are facing more challenges and expenses trying to keep their operations alive. City staff presented a draft framework for the South Morro Hills Community Plan to the Planning Commission during its March 22 meeting. Though no action was taken, the commissioners’ comments will be sent to City Council to review during its April 28 meeting. The draft framework, according to City Planner Jeff Hunt, is intended to preserve agriculture based on agritourism and to prevent farmers in South Morro Hills from subdividing their farms into 2.5-acre lots. Senior Planner Rob Dmohowski said a draft version of the community plan will be prepared in October, followed by an environmental review and potential adoption hearing. The framework has six guiding principles: agricultural, strengthening community design and character, promoting agritourism, ensuring efficient infrastructure, increased safety and access, and prioritizing natural resource conservation. The framework includes establishing a “right-to-farm” ordinance that supports and protects agricultural uses and advises property buyers of potential nuisances generated by farming. The framework also strives to conserve farmland with the best soil would like to rectify the situation by returning to at-large elections or, at the very least, hiring an independent agency to redraw the district maps later this year. “It’s more important to me, whether we feel it’s necessary to make changes to the district boundaries, to more closely replicate the five communities that were established as part of incorporation,” Kranz said. Kranz denied having personal foreknowledge of the maps and did not believe other council members had collective knowledge, but he acknowledged the city has shifted slightly further to the left in recent years. “I would say it’s become much more progressive,” Kranz told The Coast News. “I think it’s more closely in line with the majority opinion about the values we have as a city. We hear plenty of feedback from people with different perspectives. So, the political system is working.” Muir said he still keeps an eye on Encinitas politics and believes the council has
TO GROW agritourism in South Morro Hills, the city needs more infrastructure such as water and sewage, and one way to pay for that infrastructure is through housing. File photo
characteristics and avoid hampering the area’s ridgelines and views. The most controversial element in the framework is the allowance for clustered residential development on parcels 20 acres or larger at a density of one dwelling unit per acre. Residential uses could only occur within a footprint of no more than 25% of a parcel area, with the remaining 75% being used for agriculture with an allowance for agritourism uses. Farming has become increasingly difficult in South Morro Hills due to increasing water and utility costs, labor, regulation and competition from the world market. To curb this, the city began pushing for agritourism in the community to serve as a supplemental income for farmers. In 2016, the city along with Visit Oceanside and the South Morro Hills Association completed an Agritourism Strategic Plan, which outlined a two-tier approach to implementing agritourism. become too partisan and homogenized under Blakespear. The former Encinitas Fire Chief remains a proponent of seating a council that represents a more diverse set of voices. “Look at all the appointments and commission seats, they’re all Democrats,” Muir said. “I get the parties are extreme, but there are a lot of good people on the right and left.” As for the district map situation, Muir said it doesn’t really bother him anymore. But he does worry it could happen again to another District 3 candidate. “I don’t like being a person looking backward. No regrets,” Muir said. “But I hope moving forward they find a way that’s more equitable, independent, logical and makes sense. And not play the games they did with me.”
Afterword In 2016, a neighborhood organization and resident, backed by Shenkman, sued the City of Santa Monica alleging at-large elections discriminated against Latinos.
The first tier emphasized public outreach, marketing, education, branding and implementing low-intensity uses like U-pick operations, farm stands, petting zoos, wine tasting and bed and breakfasts. The second tier, which is being considered as part of the community plan, would include higher-intensity uses like boutique hotels, day spas, larger campgrounds, wedding venues, amphitheaters and larger retail operations to sell farm products. To fully implement more agritourism uses in South Morro Hills, the city needs more infrastructure such as water and sewage. According to Planning Commission Vice-Chair Louise Balma, who lives in the area, one way to do pay for that infrastructure is through the development of housing. Theoretically, with this plan, a maximum of about 2,000 houses could be built with this framework but staff would only expect a total of between 1,200 and
1,700 homes to come from this plan. The idea is that with cluster housing, more land will be preserved than the subdivision of farms into 2.5-acre lots, which Dmohowski explained would create an unsightly “pegboard” of properties that would take more farmland away than clustered housing would. Still, several residents of Oceanside pushed back against the idea of cluster housing, noting how voters overwhelmingly turned down Measure L, which would have allowed for the controversial 585-home, North River Farms housing development. “We can’t eat houses,” said Arleen Hammerschmidt. “We need farmland to grow food here.” Hammerschmidt noted more people living in South Morro Hills wouldn’t preserve farmland but would cause slower evacuation times and increased dependence on vehicles, something the city is trying to curb through its General
A trial court agreed with the plaintiffs but the California 2nd District Court of Appeal reversed the ruling, noting the city’s election system did not violate state or federal laws. But the case isn’t over. In December 2020, the
California Supreme Court granted the plaintiff’s petition for review. If the state’s high court upholds the reversal, cities that reluctantly made the change to district elections could have a legal basis for returning to at-large.
Plan Update. “We want to see agritourism flourish,” Hammerschmidt said. “That does not require housing.” Though several residents shared Hammerschmidt’s opinion, some farmers from South Morro Hills felt differently. Michelle Castellano-Keeler, who runs a farm that sells cut flowers, fruits and vegetables and recently opened a farm stand, said traditional, commercial farming is no longer viable. Right now, farmers who can no longer run their entire farm have the only option of splitting their properties into 2.5 acres, which Castellano-Keeler said doesn’t preserve farmland either. “If a farmer can’t farm, it’s not worth it,” she said. Both Castellano-Keeler and Neil Nagata, another long-time South Morro Hills farmer, favored the plan but stressed to city staff that farmers need even more flexibility going forward. “We don’t know what the future opportunities are,” Castellano-Keeler said. “People are holding onto this antiquated idea of farming.” Commissioner Chair Tom Rosales told staff that the framework needs some more clarity regarding transfer development rights, the housing clusters and lot sizes, as well as the impact of more infrastructure and flexibility as mentioned by the farmers. “I think it’s a great starting point,” Rosales said.
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ark Sweeney can’t wait to yap about the Padres and yep, what a gap it’s been. Sweeney is broadcasting Thursday’s opening day to begin a season that comes with World Series aspirations. Sweeney, a Carmel Valley resident, knows that feeling. He was an outfielder on the last Padres World Series squad in 1998, a special season in his 14-year career. “The common denominator between these teams is that they have a lot of fun,” Sweeney said. “I think the bond last year’s team created was only enhanced by the players they brought in.” It was quite an offseason haul, with Encinitas’ A.J. Preller pulling the levers that delivered pitchers Blake Snell, Yu Darvish and
Del Mar plans to have fans for ’21 race season By Bill Slane
DEL MAR — After a full race season in 2020 with empty stands thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced plans to bring fans back to the track this upcoming season. With COVID-19 case numbers and vaccinations continuing to track in the right direction, along with the easing of restrictions of fans at live sporting events in the state, the plans currently are to have as many fans in attendance as state and local authorities allow. “We will continue to follow the guidance of local health officials and our medical advisers, but based on what has been announced for other local attractions such as the San Diego Padres and SeaWorld, we are optimistic we will have fans in the stands this summer at some level,” said Josh Rubinstein, president and chief operating officer of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. With the race season not set to kick off until July, plans have not yet been finalized as the DMTC will wait to see what the guidance is from local health officials. “It’s extremely fluid right now,” Craig Dado, chief marketing officer for DMTC said. “We really don’t know what level we’ll be able to invite TURN TO DEL MAR ON A19
Joe Musgrove. They joined a roster that produced the team’s first playoff series win since 1998 and there’s that year again. Sweeney, one of baseball’s all-time great pinch-hitters, arrived in San Diego midway through 1997 and pinched his nose. The Padres finished in last place and anticipation for the following year was just as low. But in the offseason, then-General Manager Kevin Towers acquired ace Kevin Brown and the swagger that accompanied him. With reliever Trevor Hoffman producing 53 saves and being complemented by four other National League AllStars in outfielders Tony Gwynn and Greg Vaughn, pitchers Andy Ashby and Brown, the Padres won 98 games and the NL West. The Padres eliminated the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves before falling to the New York Yankees in the World Series, a destination they’ve since failed to reach. Sweeney’s role in ’98 was to bolt from the bench late in games, many hours after manager Bruce Bochy
CARMEL VALLEY’S Mark Sweeney, right, returns with Mike Pomeranz this season to broadcast Padres games on Bally Sports San Diego. Sweeney was a Padres outfielder when they last reached the World Series in 1998. Courtesy photo
yanked his chain. “I would come in at 2:30 and Boch would say, ‘Sweeney, you’re in left field tonight,’ ” he said. “But at 6:30, Greg Vaughn would be the starting left fielder and I get it because he had like 20 home runs in May.” There’s no gray shade to
the Padres as they’re built to win now. The infield’s left side is worth $640 million in third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., and then there’s the standouts coming aboard in the winter. “It’s not a stretch at all
to compare the offseasons between the ’98 team and this one,” Sweeney said. “But I think A.J. really delivered the ‘wow’ factor.” When the ’98 NL West was won, Padres boosters were lost in their excitement. Sweeney said the support they produced at a packed Qualcomm Stadium by being loud-and-proud stays with him. “That’s what you dream about as a kid when your playing Wiffle ball, that energy coming from the fans that drives the sport,” he said. “Everyone talks about goose bumps and I had them.” Sweeney, who co-hosts the popular podcast, “Major League Beginnings,” starts his 10th year with what is now Bally Sports San Diego. He longs for those hair-raising moments again after the buzz was muted during the pandemic season of 2020. “It has a snowball effect,” he said. “We had it in ’98 and now this year you have the factor of people eager to be in a beautiful stadium to watch a team that is supposed to be really, really good.
“I’m just anticipating a triple in the gap by Tatis, with him sliding into third showing his emotions and feeding off the fans.” The buffet of games starts Thursday and we can’t wait. Still, the hefty weight of potential can’t be discounted. “Last year was about hope and this year there is that expectation,” Sweeney said. “When you have that on your shoulders, you have to embrace it. Because we’ve learned success isn’t a given in baseball.” There are no guarantees and Padres backers remember 2015. But many predict the exciting Padres will push the Los Angeles Dodgers, led by Cardiff’s David Roberts, for the division title and then make a deep playoff run. Wouldn’t it be cool if Sweeney, who made the last out in the ’98 World Series, is there for the first pitch of the ’21 World Series? That’s a gap to fill even Tatis would be proud of. Contact Jay Paris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @jparis_sports.
Return of high school games a boost to would-be recruits By Bill Slane
REGION — The return of youth sports is a critical and welcome change to life during the COVID-19 pandemic for high school athletes in more ways than one. Thanks in large part to the advocacy of parent groups like LetThemPlayCA, based out of San Diego, high school sports like football have begun at least abbreviated seasons in the state, giving student-athletes a chance to get back to playing with their teammates — but also an opportunity to impress college recruiters. Bodie DeSilva, who works for Scorebooklive. com and covers myriad high school sports and the college recruiting process in San Diego County, spoke about the importance of that to some athletes. “I know there’s a bunch of colleges who have understood the situation and have held scholarships but getting these six games, or five games for some kids, is super important if you want to play at the next level, even if it's not the Division I level,” DeSilva said. Football games started in the county on March 12, and in the battle for Del Mar Heights Road, Cathedral Catholic didn’t show any rust with a 41-0 victory over Torrey Pines. There have already been a pair of signing days for football since the pandemic started, with a high number of athletes already committing to play at schools at the next level. But being able to get more of themselves onto tape for scouts will be key for some of the younger athletes.
“It will be good for some of these kids to be able to say, ‘Look, maybe in these 15-16 months since you last saw me play, I added 30 pounds, I’ve grown two inches.’ Just things like that to show the schools they’ve used the time to work,” DeSilva said. A critical part to keeping kids on the field and on the court from here on out will be compliance with health orders to make
sure transmission levels do not increase as a result of games. Currently, rules for fans vary from district to district but generally only a handful of guests per player are allowed to attend, with masks and distancing being mandated. Coaches are also required to wear masks and players are required to wear them when on the sidelines. “I’ve been surprised
really at how good coaches and everyone has been. I know sometimes watching college and the pros, sometimes coaches get a little sloppy about it on the sidelines,” DeSilva said. “But coaches have been awesome.” When football teams first started their games, there was a requirement for weekly testing. But since the numbers have continued to fall in the county,
which recently moved into the COVID-19 red tier, such testing is no longer required. The football season will be shortened to five or six games depending on the school, with no playoffs. The basketball season scheduled to tip off in the coming weeks is slated to be a relatively normal one, with postseason tournaments and championship games.
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Union High School District. Trustee Area 5 covers the southern part of the school district and includes both Carmel Valley and Pacific Trails middle schools. “This was an extremely difficult decision due to an increase in family commitments that prohibit me from dedicating the necessary time and energy to serving as a trustee, particularly during this time of the pandemic that is demanding such unprecedented and extraordinary effort from educators,” Gibson wrote in a letter to Dr. Paul Gothold. “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve our children and our community as a member of this Board. I have dedicated my life to education, and will continue to do so.” Gibson had previously worked for eight years as a member of the Del Mar Union School District board before her election to the San Dieguito Union High School District board of trustees in 2018. On behalf of the rest of the San Dieguito Union board members, Board President Maureen Muir thanked Gibson for her time, work and dedication to the students and staff of the school district. The departure comes as the district is still in the midst of lawsuits and debate over when and how to reopen its schools as they now will have to decide how and when to fill the newly open seat on the board.
IN 2018, Kristin Gibson was elected to the Trustee Area 5 seat, covering the southernmost region of San Dieguito Union High School District. Courtesy photo
The board of trustees will have 60 days in which to make its decision regarding the Trustee Area 5 seat with at least two options on the table. A special election could be held to fill the seat but if the board determines that road would prove too costly they could opt to fill it with a provisional appointment. According to the district, to be appointed “a person must meet the eligibility requirements specified in Education Code 35107 and be a resident of San Dieguito Union High School District trustee area 5.” If the board opts for a provisional nomination
then according to district bylaws they “may interview the candidates at a public meeting, accept oral or written public input, and select the provisional appointee by a majority vote.” Once the seat has been filled this way by the district it will post notices of the action appointing a new trustee within 10 days and the public would have 30 days to petition for a special election with the office of the county superintendent. If no petition for a special election is made, the provisional appointment will become effective until the next regularly scheduled election for district board members.
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Luxury beach resort in Encinitas celebrates grand opening By Dustin Jones
ENCINITAS — The Alila Marea Beach Resort finally opened its doors March 17 and welcomed members of the public to tour the hotel grounds. The 130-room hotel sits between South Ponto and Grandview beaches, complete with a pool deck overlooking the ocean, a bar and restaurant, ballrooms, meeting areas and more. The resort will utilize local businesses for many of its guest services, including Elektra Bikes, Lofty Coffee and Vuori. The Alila Marea also worked with the Rob Machado Foundation to promote sustainability practices. No single-use plastics can be found anywhere on the property, General Manager Benjamin Thiele said. The resort hopes to embody what the city of Encinitas stands for, working with residents and local businesses to better the community. “Our team is honored to open our doors to the local community and travelers to experience our new luxury resort in this breathtaking
100 jobs to Encinitas and the transient occupancy tax expects to bring in $2 million a year to the city. “It’s exciting for us to be able to elevate the level of accommodations that we can offer,” Blakespear said. “I appreciate the integration into the seaside bluffs, the earth tone colors, and the integration with the local businesses to provide services on site.” Hotel developers have been working to develop the seaside bluff for over 20 years. Time and time again, projects were considered and then fell through for one reason or another. The Alila Marea dream became a reality through collaborative work from JMI Realty, Fenway Capital Advisors, Suffolk Construction and Hyatt. “It is incredible to see Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, a project over two decades in the making, come to fruition,” said AN AERIAL view of the new Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas. The luxury beachfront resort has worked with several John Kratzer, CEO of JMI local businesses and organizations, including the Rob Machado Foundation, to promote sustainability. Courtesy photo Realty. “We look forward to sharing this special place location,” Thiele said. ning Commission attended spear participated in the a hotel or resort of this ca- with our guests and neighMembers of the Encin- the grand opening, and ribbon-cutting ceremony. pacity, she explained. bors in the San Diego comitas City Council and Plan- Mayor Catherine BlakeThe city has never had The resort brought over munity.”
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REGION — San Diego Gas & Electric announced March 24 that residential customers will receive a break on their utility bills in the coming months, thanks the state’s efforts to fight climate change. Due to the California Climate Credit program, natural gas customers will see their bill reduced by $17.86 in April. This summer, SDG&E electricity customers will also see their bills offset by $34.60 in climate credits in both August and September — a total of $69.20 — when energy use typically goes up due to hot weather, according to the utility. The California Climate Credit is a state program requiring power plants, natural gas providers and other large industries that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution permits. The credit on customers’ bills is their share of the payments from the state program. All residential natural gas customers will automatically receive the credit from SDG&E on their April bill. All electricity customers, including community choice aggregation customers, will automatically receive the credit on their August and September billing cycles. Earlier this month, SDG&E successfully petitioned the California Public Utilities Commission to eliminate the state-mandated High Usage Charge, which applies to those on standard tiered pricing plans.
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Vista to consider options for single-use plastics ban By Steve Puterski
VISTA — The Vista City Council approved bringing back options for a controlled phase-out of single-use plastics and Styrofoam within the city during its March 9 meeting. The item was brought forward by Councilwoman Corinna Contreras and the council discussed how to best address riding city businesses of single-use plastic and Styrofoam. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the council decided a phase-in approach would be best to avoid further regulations from struggling businesses and to allow time to find suppliers and manufacturers of eco-friendly solutions. “This is not only about plastic pollution crisis, but how it impacts restaurants trying to stay afloat,” Contreras said. “We’re not trying to create a situation that is creating more confusion or making it harder.” Contreras said bringing the item before the council was partially due to trash and litter around the city. As a result, the Surfrider Foundation and Oceana gave a presentation to the council in January on the impacts of single-use plastics, while at least 20 residents spoke in favor of an ordinance during the March 9 meeting. In a moment of humor, Mayor Judy Ritter said businesses are being creative regarding single-use plastic, noting one restaurant gave her a noodle to use as a straw. However, consumption and use of single-use plastic containers, utensils, shopping bags and more have exploded since the pandem-
ic began, Contreras said, change. tunity to include something and reusable grocery bags The “fun,” Contreras in our city that can help were banned for several said, is conceptual but al- with diversion of waste,” months in the early months lows for businesses and res- Green said. “Create policy of crisis. idents to pitch ideas to spur to alter patterns and behavMuch of the plastic use change. ior.” came as residents had to orCouncilman Joe Green, Councilman John der more takeout because like the other council mem- Franklin also supports the of the pandemic, she exbers, said the plastic pol- measure and said once conplained. lution crisis must be ad- sumers begin to demand Many have fallen back dressed and the council can change, businesses follow into those habits of using take the lead. suit fast. plastic, she added, but she He said addressing the Like Green and Ritand the council want to problem will help with the ter, he expressed concerns make sure the approach is beautification of the city, for moving too fast without done in a way to avoid furwhile the council said by first engaging with busither stress on businesses. taking the lead, it can be nesses and having staff reContreras said since so an example through its en- turn with options. many other cities already tities such as the Moonlight Still, the council is ophave ordinances, along with THE VISTA City Council is moving ahead with a controlled Theater, Wave Waterpark timistic it can approve an several state laws, the is- phaseout of single-use plastics, condiment packets and and other venues. ordinance before its July sue should move quickly as Styrofoam in the city. Photo by Steve Puterski “This is a great oppor- recess. it’s known what does and doesn’t work. “We have a lot of litter,” Contreras said, who also holds a weekly cleanup in the city. “We find a ton of straws, Styrofoam and a lot of utensils. They really want to see our council address the litter issue when it comes to pollution and trash.” Although Contreras and Councilwoman Katie Melendez pressed for a quick turnaround for an ordinance, the council approved tapping city staff to bring back a “menu” of options along with outreach to restaurants and businesses to help craft the best path forward. Contreras, along with the council, said the options and ordinance will focus on single-use plastic items such as cutlery, straws, stirrers, condiment packets and Styrofoam packaging. Additionally, the council wants to put forward a program making the phaseout “fun” to help encourage S C R I P P S M E D I CA L C E N T E R I N O C E A N S I D E businesses and residents to
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Legoland announces plan for phased reopening April 1 By City News Service
CARLSBAD — Legoland California Resort announced March 19 it will begin reopening on April 1, marking the third Southern California amusement park this week to announce plans to reopen in April. The family-friendly amusement park featuring the famous building blocks will offer “Park Preview Days” with access to select rides and attractions starting April 1. The park will then officially reopen on April 15. For the month of April, priority access will be offered to hotel guests, pass holders and existing ticket holders impacted by the park’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The “Park Preview Days” will offer access to rides including the Driving School, Lego Technic Coaster, Fairy Tale Brook and Coastersaurus. All rides, shows and attractions will be available starting April 15, including the Sea Life Aquarium and Lego Chima Water Park.
Guests are required to purchase tickets and make hotel bookings in advance online in order to reserve access for a visit. Reservation information and the park’s updated health and safety protocols can be found at www.legoland. com/california. “It’s been a long and challenging year for all of us and we are extremely excited to be able to start reopening our resort not only to our guests so they can build family memories, but for our staff who have been patiently waiting to return to work,” said Legoland California Resort President Kurt Stocks. In early March, Legoland reopened some of the park’s outdoor attractions for “Build ‘N Play Days,” which offered access to structures within the park such as Cole’s Rock Climb and Kai’s Spinners. Under state guidelines, theme parks are allowed to reopen at 15% capacity in the red tier. Visitors are also limited to groups 10 or fewer, and from no more than three households.
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Discovery Village construction underway in San Marcos By Tigist Layne
SAN MARCOS — The Discovery Village development project is well underway in San Marcos with more than 200 residential units expected to be ready by 2022. The site used to be reserved for a new Scripps Health hospital until the San Marcos City Council voted to turn it into a residential development back in 2018. The property, which is west of Twin Oaks Valley Road, at the intersection of Bent Avenue and Discovery Street, consists of two separate projects. Discovery Village North will include stores, offices, eateries, multifamily homes, and could eventually offer a site for a new school. Discovery Village South will be a lower-density neighborhood of 220 single-family homes. According to City Planner Joe Farace, the residential units are being built by two different developers, Shea Homes and Lennar. “There’s 131 of them that are supposed to be a more traditional type of single-family homes that are being built by Lennar,” Farace said. “And then 89 of them are supposed to be in more of a motor court configuration, and that is going to be built by Shea Homes. So there are two different developers and they're all doing a portion of the site.” John Melson, a resident
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a lot of support for the project, especially because the city needs more housing. “The project allows housing and development and the much-needed discovery extension through that undeveloped area of land,” Melson said. “Mostly people are concerned with the noise, which is understandable, but it will hopefully all be worth it.”
CARLSBAD — A former IT contractor who hacked into a Carlsbad company’s server and deleted more than 1,200 Microsoft user accounts in apparent retaliation for being fired was sentenced March 22 to two years in prison. Deepanshu Kher, 32, of Delhi, India, previously worked for an information technology consulting firm that was hired by an unidentified Carlsbad company to assist with its migration to a Microsoft Office 365 environment, according to Kelly Thornton of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. Kher was sent to assist the company, but the company “was dissatisfied with Kher’s work” and he was later fired by his employer, Thornton said. Prosecutors said that in 2018, Kher later hacked into the Carlsbad company’s server and deleted more than 1,200 of its 1,500 MS O365 accounts, an attack that “completely shut down the company for two days'” and created issues that have persisted to this day. Kher pleaded guilty last year to a count of intentional damage to a protected computer.
fuel from Edison. He added that a consent-based process, though it takes longer, gets everyone to a “place of greater certainty” regarding the transfer of spent fuel. In February, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm confirmed the Biden administration’s opposition to Yucca Mountain as a permanent repository and suggested that “consensus-based strategies” are needed to determine a location. In addition to the plans, Edison also formed a coalition called Action for Spent Nuclear Fuel Solutions Now to help push the federal government to begin work on a permanent repository. The coalition is intended to advocate for additional federal legislation, funding and policies to advance both permanent disposal as well as offsite interim storage. Groups like the Samuel Lawrence Foundation are opposed to the concept of consolidated interim storage. “Edison is forcing the idea of consolidated interim storage and moving radioactive waste twice,” said Bart Ziegler, associate director for the Samuel Lawrence Foundation. “Fifty-six groups across the country oppose consolidated interim storage, as do the Governors of New Mexico and Texas.” Rather than putting money towards interim storage, Ziegler said Edison should put all of its energy
and resources towards finding a permanent repository. He added that the country needs a consent-based permanent repository for high-level radioactive waste. The Samuel Lawrence Foundation believes the coalition is a cover for its “controversial storage plans” regarding consolidated interim storage and a distraction for a current lawsuit challenging its decommissioning program. “The utility refuses to take steps to safeguard the radioactive material by keeping spent fuel pools operational after decommissioning or by constructing a handling facility to repackage the waste should the canisters be damaged,” states a letter signed by Ziegler as well as members of regional environmental groups and indigenous leaders. In response, Dobken said Edison supports a consent-based approach for constructing a federal interim storage facility “in a willing community” while the permanent repository is licensed and constructed. “This is the most expedient way to relocate the spent nuclear fuel at SONGS, allowing for the full decommissioning and restoration of the site, and return of the land to the Navy,” Dobken said via email. “We encourage members of the community to read our plans and lend their voices to the coalition. Only together can we solve this long-standing issue.”
WORKERS OVERSEE a controlled blast during ongoing construction of the Discovery Village development project in San Marcos. Photo by John Melson
of San Marcos, told The Coast News that he’s seen some mixed reactions about the development over the past couple of years. “I've seen some people sort of sad to see the development take place,” Melson said. “As cities grow in wide-open areas, to see it get bulldozed and blasted down and buildings coming in... sure, that's kind of sad
to see, but you know, cities get developed and housing gets made and parks get built and schools need to get built. That sort of stuff happens.” Residents and community groups in past council meetings have also raised concerns about the new development potentially causing overcrowding in the nearby schools. Howev-
er, Farace said that there is still the possibility of eventually opening a new school on or near the site. As far as concerns about traffic, Farace said the construction of Discovery Street is part of the project, which should substantially improve traffic conditions in the area. Melson said that, for the most part, he has seen
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develop the plan along with the utility company and an “Experts Team.” Its release of the plans is a significant part of the process stemming from the 2017 settlement regarding the coastal development permit issued for expansion of the SONGS current spent fuel storage system. Currently, there are 123 sealed, stainless-steel canisters stored in large concrete structures on site at SONGS. The Department of Energy was supposed to start transporting spent nuclear fuel from sites like SONGS across the country to a permanent repository in 1998, but such a site was never established and those plans were put on hold. “The federal government needs to establish a new organizational framework with autonomy and reliable funding, support consolidated interim storage, start a new repository program, and invest in spent fuel transportation readiness,” said John Dobken, spokesperson for Edison. Joseph Hezir of EJM Associates, who served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy from 2013 to 2017, said the need for a consent-based permanent repository was one of the major focuses of the SONGS plans. Along the way, the plan also focuses on the need for offsite, consolidated interim storage as a necessary
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CURRENTLY, there are 123 sealed, stainless steel canisters stored in large concrete structures on-site at decommisioning San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. File photo
step along the way to permanent storage. During the March 18 SONGS Community Engagement Panel, Hezir explained that transferring the spent nuclear fuel to an offsite consolidated interim storage facility would likely clear the SONGS site decades earlier than any form of a permanent repository program, which will help the plant align more with its current decommissioning plan and schedule. “That’s not to say we don’t need a permanent repository, but moving the spent nuclear fuel to an offsite interim site is likely to move the fuel much quick-
er,” Hezir said. The plan considered several options of consolidated interim storage, including using private facilities as well as federal, regional, multi-utility and SONGS-only facilities. Two non-federal options are currently being considered for Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses, one in New Mexico and the other in Texas. The SONGS site could potentially receive licenses as early as this year, but a change in government opinion has shifted against the facilities, creating uncertainty about using those potential sites. Congress recently ap-
propriated $20 million to begin work on potential federal consolidated interim storage facilities through a consent-based process. Though this is promising, Hezir noted such a process could take at least 10 or more years to find a site, acquire licenses and construct, then likely another 10 or more years to complete transfer of the spent fuel from SONGS to the site. Hezir then suggested a hybrid solution could be the “best way to marry” the work done already on the private facilities with bringing in the federal government for costs and title transfer of liability for the
MARCH 26, 2021
Parents hope judge speeds school reopening By Dan Brendel
REGION — The Parent Association of North County, an activist group sponsoring a February lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom and six local school districts, hopes a judge will further speed school reopening at an upcoming April 8 hearing. Following a court order last week, some North County school districts moved to expand in-person instruction, though districts in San Marcos and Oceanside are reticent by comparison. “[Some] districts interpret [public health officials’ guidelines] as law,” said David Schneider, a San Marcos Unified parent. When parents express their concerns about curtailed in-person learning, district officials “don’t necessarily react,” he said. Superior Court Judge Cynthia Freeland, who’s presiding over the ongoing lawsuit, issued an order March 17 prohibiting the state’s enforcement of certain COVID-related restrictions. She also compelled districts listed as defendants “to reopen their schools for in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible at the earliest practicable time.” Named defendant districts include San Dieguito Union High, Carlsbad Unified, Oceanside Unified, San Marcos Unified, Vista Unified, and Poway Unified. If Freeland confirms her order April 8 — pending arguments from defendants’ attorneys — it would become a so-called preliminary injunction, in effect until a trial. State defendants have already complied with the court order, according to Scott Davison, a Carlsbad Unified parent and plaintiffs’ co-counsel. But “for the school districts that don’t implement a plan for full-time instruction, we will be arguing
A STUDENT puts hand sanitizer on her hands before entering Ada Harris Elementary School in Encinitas. On April 8, a Vista Superior Court judge will decide whether to confirm her previous order allowing schools to reopen “to the greatest extent possible at the earliest practicable time.” File photo
that her order should specify that they must expand their plan to full-time and ask for a specific date for that to happen,” he said. Vista Unified’s school board voted unanimously Tuesday to return secondary students, whose parents so desire, to campus five days per week starting April 5. Carlsbad Unified’s board voted 3-2 Wednesday — Trustees Kathy Rallings and Veronica Williams dissenting — to return secondary students five days per week starting March 29. San Dieguito High’s board voted unanimously Wednesday to draft a formal resolution to return secondary students four days per week starting April 12; they’ll take final action on that resolution at another special board meeting March 29. Administrations in San Marcos and Oceanside have been more reserved. “The [school] board has asked for a review of
conditions that may allow for expanded opening on our campuses in the current school year and district staff has begun working on this,” San Marcos Unified’s administration said in a statement. “The ruling does not change [Oceanside Unified’s] plans” to reopen secondary schools beginning next week for “hybrid” instruction (half the week in-person, half online), the district said in a statement. “We do have those plans [to reopen for in-person instruction five days per week] in motion and will present them at the appropriate time.” “The prevailing statewide standard is in-person learning,” Freeland wrote in her ruling. “Remote learning has led to alarming rates of depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, and substance abuse among children.” Regulations that “perpetuate remote learning for
some students while not for others” create “an impermissible divide in access to education as otherwise guaranteed by the California Constitution,” she wrote. “If it is possible for some schools to continue to offer in-person instruction, … it must be possible, with the appropriate precautions and adherence to standardized safety protocols, for all schools to offer at least some in-person instruction.” Disparate access to in-person education has stemmed from state regulations, which in past months permitted certain secondary schools to reopen, but not others; allowed elementary schools to open before middle and high schools; and required four feet between students in the classroom — more than the CDC’s current guidance of three feet — thereby precluding some schools’ classrooms from filling to fulltime capacity.
Carlsbad advances citizen’s police review board By Steve Puterski
CARLSBAD — The City Council took steps toward creating a citizen’s review board for the Carlsbad Police Department during the council’s March 23 meeting. The city will hire a consultant to help develop a structure that enables community members to be appointed by the city council district representatives to meet and provide feedback to the Carlsbad Police Department. The council approved the motion, 4-1, with Mayor Hall voting no, citing the cost and lack of engagement from the public during four community meetings and a public survey in late January and early February. Councilman Keith Blackburn, who spent nearly 30 years as a police office, most with the CPD, said the review-level board is the right thing to do. He pushed for a compromise between
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the staff recommendations, which included an oversight body and continuing current practices and oversight. “I think there is a middle ground,” Blackburn said. “The intent is not for oversight, but for the public to be heard and then goes it to the police chief and they decide what will be done.” The city published a nearly 200-page report detailing the community meetings and results of those meetings and the survey. According to the survey, 72% of residents trust the police department, while 59% believe in some form of civilian oversight. Additionally, those in favor of an oversight body said transparency, accountability and trust are the driving factors. Also, proponents said it is important to include more diverse voices in discussions, policy and under-
standing the relationship between police and the community, according to the report. Keyrollos Ibrahim, co-founder and president of the Carlsbad Equality Coalition, said the data shows trust and need for a review board are not exclusive and show oversight is needed. “A review-level board doesn’t dictate to a police department what changes to make,” Ibrahim said. “Most often, that final decision still lies with the police department. We’re going to ask certain changes are made to that proposal to make sure it is indeed a review-level board and not four people who are going to have coffee with a member of the POA (Police Officers Association) quarterly.” City staff and the consultant, though, will return to the council with potential options of how to best begin the formation of the board. Currently, the func-
tion would be for the board to receive a complaint, review and file it to an authority figure outside the department and then filed with the department to make a decision. Ibrahim helped spearhead the Black Lives Matter march in June, while the CEC engaged with the council and CPD about a review board over the past nine months. After reviewing police and census data, Ibrahim said use-of-force cases against Black and Latino residents are 1,000% and 200%, respectively, more than white residents. Councilwoman Cori Schumacher said she approached the police department after being elected to discuss bias and policing of the LGBTQ+ community. Schumacher, who is gay, said the department “embraced” the trainings, which has created a better environment.
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a community and show unity.” Three Chinese American women — Li, Lulu and Cindy (all of whom declined to give their last names) — also attended the rally. The three said they legally immigrated from the communist country to the U.S. 20 years ago to pursue their own “American Dream.” Li said it was their chance at a better life, including freedom and the ability to provide for their families and raise their children. Lulu added it’s her job to protect her daughter’s future, and while she hasn’t had many bad experiences, Lulu said it was important to show support
I believe in this country. Hate doesn’t solve any problem.” Li, protester at rally
for the Asian-American community. Cindy added the U.S. is supposed to provide equal opportunity and rights to all its citizens. Cindy noted she pays her taxes, just like every other citizen, and it’s disheartening to be judged based on her face, hair and skin color. “I believe in this country,” Li said. “Hate doesn’t solve any problem. We need to respect each other, their culture and background.”
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Whereas, on March 3, 2021 the City of Carlsbad Planning Commission voted 7/0 to recommend approval of a General Plan Amendment to revise the city’s General Plan Housing Element and to recommend approval of an addendum to certified Environmental Impact Report EIR 13-02. Further, on March 4, 2021, the City of Carlsbad Housing Commission voted 5/0 to also recommend approval of the General Plan Amendment to revise the Housing Element. The Housing Element Update provides the city with a housing plan or strategy for promoting the production of safe, decent and affordable housing for varying income-levels, including policies and programs on how it will accommodate its share of residential growth estimates. Approval of the Housing Element Update will not result in any development or changes to land uses or city codes. Any such changes or development will need separate and subsequent actions. The proposed action to approve an addendum is based on findings that (1) the General Plan EIR is of continuing informational value, and (2) the city has prepared an addendum to the previously certified EIR because only minor changes or additions are necessary and none of the conditions described in CEQA Guidelines Section 15162 calling for preparation of subsequent or supplemental environmental review has occurred. Copies of the staff report will be available on and after April 2, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Donnell in the Planning Division at (760) 602-4618 or Scott.Donnell@carlsbadca.gov. Per California Executive Order N-29-20, and in the interest of public health and safety, we are temporarily taking actions to prevent and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by holding City Council and other public meetings online only. All public meetings will comply with public noticing requirements in the Brown Act and will be made accessible electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and address the City Council. You may participate by phone or in writing. Participation by phone: sign up at https://www.carlsbadca.gov/cityhall/clerk/meetings/default.asp by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting to provide comments live by phone. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions about how to call in. Participation in writing: email comments to email@example.com. Comments received by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting will be shared with the City Council prior to the meeting. When e-mailing comments, please identify in the subject line the agenda item to which your comments relate. All comments received will be included as part of the official record. Written comments will not be read out loud. If you challenge the General Plan Amendment or addendum in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Carlsbad, Attn: City Clerk’s Office, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008, at or prior to the public hearing. CASE FILE: GPA 2019-0003 (PUB 2019-0009) CASE NAME: HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE 2021-2029 PUBLISH: March 26, 2021 CITY OF CARLSBAD | CITY COUNCIL 03/26/2021 CN 25235
CITY OF ENCINITAS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: (760) 633-2710 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.encinitasca.gov City Hall Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday 7:30 AM TO 4:30 PM NOTICE OF PENDING ACTION ON ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICATION AND COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT PROJECT NAME: Aldern Residence; CASE NUMBER: CDP-003836-2020; FILING DATE: June 19, 2020; APPLICANT: Warren Scott; LOCATION: 1143 Eolus Ave (APN: 254-392-17-00); PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Request for a Coastal Development Permit to make additions to an existing residence on the first floor and to construct a new second story.; ZONING/OVERLAY: The project site is located within in the Residential 3 (R-3) Zone, and within the Coastal, Special Study, and Scenic View Overlay Zones.; ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS: The project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301(e) (2) which exempts an addition of less than 10,000 square feet to existing structures including a single-family residence.; STAFF CONTACT: Daniela Trujillo Rodriguez, Assistant Planner: (760) 633-2697 or email@example.com PRIOR TO 5:30 PM ON MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2020 ANY INTERESTED PERSON MAY REVIEW THE APPLICATION AND PRESENT TESTIMONY, ORALLY OR IN WRITING, TO THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT. WRITTEN TESTIMONY IS PREFERRED IN ORDER TO HAVE A RECORD OF THE COMMENTS RECEIVED. If additional information is not required, the Development Services Department will render a determination on the application, pursuant to Section 2.28.090 of the City of Encinitas Municipal Code, after the close of the review period. An Appeal of the Department’s determination accompanied by the appropriate filing fee may be filed within 15-calendar days from the date of the determination. Appeals will be considered by the City Council pursuant to Chapter 1.12 of the Municipal Code. Any filing of an appeal will suspend this action as well as any processing of permits in reliance thereon in accordance with Encinitas Municipal Code Section 1.12.020(D)(1) until such time as an action is taken on the appeal. The above item is located within the Coastal Zone and requires the issuance of a regular Coastal Development Permit. The action of the Development Services Director may not be appealed to the California Coastal Commission. Under California Government Code Sec. 65009, if you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised regarding the matter described in this notice or written correspondence delivered to the City at or prior to the date and time of the determination. 03/26/2021 CN 25234 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 141412 Title No. 180380352 NOTE:
THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED
YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/23/2004. UNLESS
CITY OF ENCINITAS PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT Draft Action Plan (FY 2021-22) For Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
CITY OF CARLSBAD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to you, because your interest may be affected, that the City Council of the City of Carlsbad will hold a public hearing at the Council Chamber, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, California, at 3:00 p.m. on Tues., April 6, 2021, to consider approving an amendment to the Carlsbad General Plan updating the Housing Element for the 2021-2029 housing cycle as required by the California Government Code Section 65588 and an addendum to Environmental Impact Report EIR 13-02 and to consider suspending the implementation of residential housing growth caps established by Proposition E and suspending the implementation of Council Policy Statement 43.
MARCH 26, 2021
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 CITY CLERK AT (760) 633-2601 AT LEAST 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. Notice is hereby given that City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to consider the approval of the City of Encinitas’ FY 2021-22 Annual Action Plan. The draft FY 2021-22 Action Plan will be available for public review and comment from March 26, 2021 through April 26, 2021. The Annual Action Plan provides CDBG funding for activities FY 2021-2022 program year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). The Draft FY 2021-22 Annual Action Plan is available for review on the City’s website at https://encinitasca.gov/Residents/Housing-Resources/ Community-Development-Block-Grant-Program. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, effective March 18, 2020, all City facilities are closed to the public. Hard copies of the draft document will be mailed or e-mailed upon request. Should City facilities re-open during the public review period, copies will be available at City Hall, Encinitas and Cardiff Libraries, and the Senior and Community Center. The public review period was advertised in a local newspaper, direct email notification, and on the City’s Website. Please submit all comments and questions in writing to: Nicole Piano-Jones, Management Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024. The public may also provide comments at the City Council public meeting on April 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Public participation during the public hearing on April 28, 2021 by following these instructions: PUBLIC COMMENT PRIOR TO THE MEETING: To submit a comment in writing, email email@example.com and include the agenda item number and/or title of the item in the subject line. If the comment is not related to an agenda item, indicate Oral Communication in the subject line. All e-mail comments received by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be emailed to the City Council members and made a part of the official record. Please note, e-mail comments received prior to the meeting will no longer be read at the meeting. If you would like to share your comments during the meeting, please follow the instructions below. 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 City Council Meeting webinar. You do not need to register to watch but must register if you wish to speak. Members of the public will not be shown on video; they will be able to watch and listen, and to speak when called upon. Each speaker is allowed three (3) minutes to address the City Council. Please be aware that the Mayor has the authority to reduce equally each speaker’s time to accommodate a larger number of speakers. All comments are subject to the same rules as would otherwise govern speaker comments at the meeting. Speakers are asked to be respectful and courteous. Please address your comments to the City Council as a whole and avoid personal attacks against members of the public, elected officials, and city staff. To register to speak at this meeting, click on the agenda and follow the instructions: https://encinitasca.gov/ Government/Agendas-Webcasts. 03/26/2021 CN 25236
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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 04/09/2021 at 9:00 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 12/30/2004, as Instrument No. 2004-1232979, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, executed by Marvin B. Graham, A Single Man, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), At the entrance to the East County Regional Center, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 183391-47-00 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1418 Andorra Court, Vista, CA 92081 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 said Deed of Trust, 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 obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $789,275.71 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. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 3/3/2021 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana Durham/ Authorized Signature 27455 TIERRA ALTA WAY, STE. B, TEMECULA, CA 92590 (619) 465-8200 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (800) 2802832 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. may be attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may 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 (800) 280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site – www.Auction.com - for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case: 141412. 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: 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 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale, or visit this internet website www.auction. com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case Ts# 141412 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. A-4730253 03/19/2021, 03/26/2021, 04/02/2021 CN 25197 T.S. No.: 2019-02445-CA A.P.N.: 213-151-52-00 Property Address: 6338 EDENDALE STREET, CARLSBAD, CA 92009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 本文件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN
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TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/05/2006. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Trustor: Charlotte Bratlien, an unmarried woman Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 01/13/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0031812 in book ---, page--- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, Date of Sale: 04/09/2021 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale: ENTRANCE OF THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER, EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER, 250 E. MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA 92020 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 768,460.01 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, 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, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: All right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 6338 EDENDALE STREET, CARLSBAD, CA 92009 A.P.N.: 213-151-52-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. The 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 the Deed of Trust with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, 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 obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $ 768,460.01. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. 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. The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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 this 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 (866)960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2019-02445-CA. 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 OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction, if conducted after January 1, 2021, 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 (855)-976-3916, or visit this internet website https://tracker. auction.com/sb1079 , using the file number assigned to this case 2019-02445-CA 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, by remitting the funds and affidavit described in Section 2924m(c) of the Civil Code, 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: February 3, 2021 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 9608299 http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/
DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 03/12/2021, 03/19/2021, 03/26/2021 CN 25194
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 800-683-2468 option 1 or visit this Internet Web site www. servicelinkASAP.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2020-05036. 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: 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 800-683-2468 option 1, or visit this internet website www.servicelinkASAP.com, using the file number assigned to this case 2020-05036 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. 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. Date: 3/5/2021 Entra Default Solutions, LLC Marisa Vidrine, Foreclosure Specialist A-4730304 03/12/2021, 03/19/2021, 03/26/2021 CN 25187
Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027. Terms are CASH ONLY! Valley Rose Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel the auction. The following units may include, but not limited to electronic items, furniture, & household items, unless otherwise stated.
Date: Mar 16, 2021 Pamela M. Parker Judge of the Superior Court. 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25230
Duane Edward Kiddy filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Duane Edward Kiddy change to proposed name: Duane Edward Fowler. 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 Apr. 27, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. N-25 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: 03/08/2021 Sim von Kalinowski Judge of the Superior Court. 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25198
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2020-05036 A.P.N.: 223-620-15-00 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 4/26/2018. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2424h(b), (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States), will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: ANNIE YEO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Entra Default Solutions, LLC 1355 Willow Way, Suite 115, Concord, California 94520 Phone: (925)272-4993 Deed of Trust Recorded 4/30/2018 as Instrument No. 2018-0172176 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, to be sold: Date of Sale: 4/5/2021 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the entrance to the East County Regional Center by statue, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,006,202.58, Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1594 GLENCREST DRIVE SAN MARCOS, CA 92078 A.P.N.: 223-620-15-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. We are attempting to collect a debt and any information we obtain 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
NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale at public auction for enforcement of storage lien. The Online Auction will be held Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1:15 PM. Location of Online Auction: www.storagetreasures. com. Storage address: 1566 E.
Jacqueline Brown - unit F301 03/26/2021, 04/02/2021 CN 25233 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2021-00011563-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Donald Winslow, Elizabeth Winslow on behalf of minor child filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Amanda Gao Chun Li Winslow change to proposed name: Amanda Lee Winslow. 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 May 04, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 25 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.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2021-00008240-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Kara Tristin Amundson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Kara Tristin Amundson change to proposed name: Kara Tristin Greger. 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 Apr. 13, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 25 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: Feb 26, 2021 Pamela M. Parker Judge of the Superior Court. 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25215 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2021-00010376-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s):
Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004479 Filed: Mar 12, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. ((B)) Fitbody Carlsbad. Located at: 1624 Filaree Ct., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92011. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Emma Victoria Sodeke, 1624
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Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside Spring Break Know something that’s going Camp runs from April 5 on? Send it to calendar@ through April 9. Camp coastnewsgroup.com hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Join for a week full of earth-friendly fun as we learn how to go green by reSPRING BREAK ON FARM cycling and reusing. RegisCoastal Roots Farm an- ter at https://bgcoceanside. nounces “Farmer-in-Train- org/spring-break-camp/ by ing” spring break camps March 26. to teach kids where food comes from, why it matDINOSAURS ARE COMING ters, and how they can help The Jurassic Quest change the world. Spring Drive-Thru will once again Farm Camp offers two sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. transform the Del Mar FairSession 1, March 29-April grounds March 26 through 2 and Session 2, April 5 to April 4 with an interactive April 9. Camps are $360 drive-thru experience, feaper week with partial and turing more than 70 moving full scholarships as well as and life-like dinosaurs. Get sibling discounts available. tickets in advance online at Visit https://coastalroots- jurassicquest.com. Tickets are $49 per vehicle (up to 8 farm.org/. people).
A Beginning and Refresher Genealogy Class, sponsored by North San Diego County Genealogical Society in webinar format will be held 10AM to noon, Saturday, March 27. Topics are “Wills and Probate, and Land Records.” Free . Registration required at nsdcgs. org. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information. MEET THE AUTHOR
Virtual Author Chat Series features Kristin A. Sherry for a reading of “You've Got Values!” at 11 a.m. March 27 for all ages, followed by a live conversation with Sherry. Register at https://library.escondido. org/. Purchase copies from Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore. This event is brought
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to you by Escondido Public shuttle will depart from Library and Mysterious the Solana Beach Station Galaxy Bookstore. (North Cedros Avenue side) and take passengers directly to the Super Station entrance. Riders will be dropped off to access the RINCON LITERARIO The Escondido Public Super Station walk-through Library invites readers to services and permitted to join the Rincon Literario reboard a departing shutBook Club, which will dis- tle. See schedule at https:// cuss “The Yellow Wallpa- gonctd.com /maps-schedper” / “El Papel de Pared ules/trip-planner/. Amarillo” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Join in at https://library.escondido. SUMMER AT CSUSM org/. Registration opens March 29 for CSUSM stuSHUTTLE TO VACCINE SITE The North County dents and April 5 for the Transit District and Scripps public for CSUSM summer Health, will provide a free, session with 180 online direct shuttle service be- courses A popular payment tween the Solana Beach plan allows students to pay Station and the Scripps for courses in three installDel Mar Fairgrounds Vac- ments. Class schedule is cination Super Station. The available at csusm.edu/el/ courses/summer/schedule. html.
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Presented by the Italian Cultural Center, Italian classes are being offered again online for all levels beginning April 1, using the Zoom platform. For more information and to register now, visit http://icc-sd.org.
North County Lifeline is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Preparation site, for Lifeline clients and residents of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Pendleton, San Dieguito and Vista. Lifeline offers free tax preparation online through Zoom for families making less than $57,000 in 2020 available until March 30. Appointments can be made Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact a Lifeline Case Manager to schedule an appointment. Call (760) 509-3430 or e-mail Taxes@ nclifeline.org.
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Easter Week services will debut on the Village Church campus beginning with Maundy Thursday on April 1 at 7 p.m. on the church patio at 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe. Good Friday, April 2 offers The Way of the Cross Prayer Walk between 3 and 5 p.m., April 3 an Eggstravaganza online at 9 a.m. and April 4 Easter on the church patio at a 7 a.m. sunrise service and at 10 a.m. with Sunday school The online Easter service starts at 9 a.m. at villagechurch.org. ENCINITAS CELEBRATES
Join Encinitas 101 MainStreet April 2 for EncinitUS day, a day that celebrates the resilience of the community. Local businesses will be wearing matching shirts to show their solidarity in supporting one another through these difficult times. Support local, shop small and show town pride with an EncinitUS T-shirt or donate to Encinitas101. com. DOWNTOWN EGG HUNT
April 2 through April 4, join the Egg-cinitas Eggstravaganza. In lieu of the annual egg hunt, The city of Encinitas has teamed up with 80 businesses that will receive approximately 48 small, recyclable bags each stuffed with five colorful, eco-friendly eggs. Each egg will be filled with a candy treat. The treat bags will be handed out to children and customers visiting the participating businesses during these three days. Additionally, children will have the opportunity to find one of ten golden eggs. The golden eggs will each contain a $25 gift card from a child-friendly Encinitas business.
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Sign up now for the San Diego Humane Society’s 27th annual Walk for Animals at sdhumane.org/. Traditionally held at Kit Carson Park in Escondido and Liberty Station in San Diego, it will be combined into a single virtual event this year. Walk Week is April 11 to April 17, including behind-the-scenes tours, social media surprises, pancake making, and more. Registration is free with Walk for Animals re-
Children ages 2 to 10 are invited to participate in a special online Easter program at 9 a.m. April 3 on the Village Community Presbyterian Church website, villagechurch.org. The church suggests parents gather a leaf, a cracker, a coin, a cross and a small rock to be interactive with the story.
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Marine commander relieved of duty due to deadly training accident By City News Service
CAMP PENDLETON — The commanding officer of a Camp Pendleton-based Marine unit was relieved of command March 23 following an investigation into an assault amphibious vehicle training accident off San Clemente Island that killed nine service members last summer. Col. Christopher J. Bronzi was relieved of command of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command, following completion of the command investigation into the assault amphibious vehicle mishap,” according to a Marine Corps statement. The findings of that in-
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district has an aggressive timeline to get shovels in the ground — technical analysis complete in June; request for proposal by October; receive proposals by December and a final agreement by March 2022. Foster said the district has already satisfied a request for a proposal with a developer and is currently in negotiations. According to the staff report, 8.9 of the 13.89 acres are developable at the Village Station, although Foster nor Bryan had details on the exact scope. Of the goals, North County Transit District aims to replace existing parking for transit patrons, improve the rider’s experience and complement the city’s long-term planning objectives and contribute to regional housing needs, especially affordable units. “The way Oceanside Transit Center played out, we had an increase in parking,” Bryan said. “We’ll be discussing the parking needs, the business needs
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fans. but of course we have a few months until opening day.” The news comes on the heels of the San Diego Padres announcing they will have fans at Petco Park for opening day on April 1 with a 20% capacity. After seeing that announcement the DMTC felt comfortable making their intentions known as well. DMTC says they it will comply with all guidelines from health officials in regards to masking and social distancing. San Diego County, like many other counties in the state, has recently moved into the COVID-19 red tier with under seven new COVID-19 cases per 100K. With case numbers continuing to show positive movement, and more and more people becoming eligible to be vaccinated, the DMTC is excited to see fans come back after a strange year at the track. “It’s going to be huge for morale. Del Mar is spe-
A US NAVY MH-60 Seahawk prepares to take off from the USS Makin Island during search and rescue operations last July. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Crosley
vestigation have not been publicly released. Members of the unit took part in the July 30 and how to integrate those.” The council also discussed the housing component of the proposed plan and how it would integrate with the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, which is the number of housing units a city must develop over an eight-year period and required by the state and county. Jeff Murphy, Carlsbad’s community development director, said the transit district contacted the city several months ago about developing the parking lots. As for housing, he said in its current state, the city’s Housing Element does not include what is proposed by North County Transit District. “April 6 we’re going to be bringing forward the Housing Element,” Murphy said. “Once that gets adopted … and we get certified by the state, we will initiate the zoning remapping. This will be included as part of those maps.” He said the city can estimate what would go on the site, but what gets built is what will be counted for RHNA. cial because we tend to have big crowds,” Dado said. “Without the crowds it just seemed very weird here.” Having fans back in the stands will also bring in revenue missed from concessions and other on-track revenues. However, the DMTC said bets were actually up in 2020 thanks to an increase in online betting. This year promises to be a big year for Del Mar for another reason —the annual Breeders’ Cup is scheduled to be run at the track in November. There are hopes that by then even more fans will be able to attend one of the biggest horse racing events of the year, which returns to Del Mar for the first time since 2017. “I’m hopeful that by November there’s a chance that we could be back to normal. But that is way out into the horizon,” Dado said. “But barring anything unforeseen we’re very hopeful that we could see 100% occupancy for the Breeders’ Cup. But again, we need to wait and see.”
training exercise aboard One of the Marines the amphibious craft that died at the scene. The bodtook on water and sank with ies of seven other Marines 16 service members aboard. and one Navy sailor were re-
covered one week after the accident when the AAV was pulled out of the ocean. Concurrent with Bronzi's firing, the Marine Corps said Lt Gen. Steven R. Rudder, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, placed Col. Fridrik Fridriksson in command of the 15th MEU. Bronzi’s firing is the second publicly announced in connection with the fatal accident. Last fall, Lt. Col. Michael Regner was removed from his post as commanding officer of Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit “due to a loss in trust and confidence in his ability
to command,” according to the Marine Corps. The amphibious troop-transport vehicle was en route to a waiting ship during a training mission about 80 miles west of Encinitas when it foundered for unknown reasons about 5:45 p.m. July 30. The 26-ton vessel went down about 1,500 yards from a beach on the northwest side of the island in water several hundred feet deep. San Clemente Island, one of the eight in the Channel Islands archipelago, is owned by the U.S. Navy and lies within the boundaries of Los Angeles County. Its military uses are administered by Naval Base Coronado.
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VALLIE GILLEY of Oceanside was honored by state Sen. Patricia Bates, of the 36th District. Courtesy photo
do, each with more than 4,000. One company that reported job gains is QP Technologies (formerly Quik-Pak), an Escondido-based computer and microelectronic manufacturing company. Since COVID-19 began, QP Technologies has hired staff, reported increased revenue and anticipates upscaling facilities in the future. “The strength of the manufacturing industry in North County San Diego is one of the reasons we wanted to expand here,” said Rosie Medina, vice president of sales and marketing at QP Technologies. “The talent pool is rich, and there is space to grow. We appreciate that not every region has both of these critical components
ost family traditions are charming. But some less so. On her way to Oregon last week, my daughter called from outside Willows, California, to tell me, tearfully, that her car had died. In the finest family style, the car picked a thoroughly middle-of-nowhere spot to poop out. I almost got tearyeyed with the memories it brought back. Because I always drove second-hand cars, I have experienced a lot of time pulled over by the side of the road — usually in some remote spot far from home. It was made less painful for me because I had a dad who knew about cars and could console me and talk with whatever repair shop I ended up at, but it still blew. I had to smile when she told me what happened and where she was. It was serious déjà vu. But still, there is no joy in having your trusty steed go belly up. For me it was usually steam billowing out of my engine. For her it was one of the many indecipherable warning lights popping on. Does any normal person know what those weird light-up icons mean? She had to pull over anyway to get out the manual and decipher its meaning. It was the water pump. My favorite story, however, is that one breakdown happened after taking my car in for repairs, just be-
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Chef, CEO named district Woman of Year By Staff
OCEANSIDE — State Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has named Oceanside resident Vallie Gilley, a small business owner and non-profit leader, as the 2021 Woman of the Year for California’s 36th State Senate District. “Vallie Gilley’s efforts to serve her community during these challenging times make her a worthy honoree,” Bates said. “Through her work as a chef, entrepreneur, and non-profit leader, Vallie has uplifted Oceanside by helping to address hunger and improve the environment. I am proud to highlight her inspiring work in the California Legislature.” Gilley is a fourth generation Oceanside resident and has been the proud owner and operator of Jitters Coffee pub for more than 18 years. She is CEO and founder of Feeding the Soul Foundation, a local nonprofit that raises funding and creates awareness for other local nonprofit causes by organizing concerts and other events. Gilley is a chef and produces fresh baked goods and organic daily menu items for Jitters while keeping to seasonal and loTURN TO WOMAN OF YEAR ON B5
NORTH COUNTY maintains a strong manufacturing community despite difficulties related to the pandemic and job automation. The production of microelectronics, biomedical devices, telecommunications and defense-related devices provide thousands of jobs in Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos and Oceanside. File photo
Local manufacturing defies trends Report shows more job growth amid pandemic By Steve Puterski
REGION — While the regional economy has been ravaged over the past 12 months, North County’s manufacturing sector has offered a glint of optimism after a recent report projected growth in businesses and employment in the field over the next six years. Innovate 78 and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation released the report estimating 6% in employment growth, while 58% of respondents are looking to increase their footprint. The sector accounts
for $18 billion in the North County economy, although due to the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing in North County saw 43% of businesses revenue decline. However, there was a 1% net gain in jobs, according to Jordan Latchford, research manager for the SDREDC. “What we found is that manufacturing is really strong in North County,” she said. “It is led by high-tech goods and services including biomedical devices, telecommunications equipment and defense-related products.” However, the field is facing strong headwinds as automation, globalization and COVID-19 continue to impact the industry. There are 9,804 manufacturing jobs with a higher-than-average risk of automation, nearly 24% of all
North County manufacturing jobs, Latchford said. Investment in upskilling and re-training will be needed to help move these workers into other quality jobs over time. Latchford said there are numerous programs and educational opportunities throughout the county to help workers advance their skills. “We have some strong manufacturing training groups,” Latchford said. “There will be an opportunity for some of those to be turned into quality jobs. The call to action is to be able to give them the opportunity to turn them into quality jobs.” As for job clusters, Carlsbad and Vista have the two highest employee populations, each coming in with more than 11,000, followed by Oceanside, San Marcos and Escondi-
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Cuyamaca Outdoor School turns 75 Pet of the Week By Staff
DESCANSO — The oldest outdoor school in California celebrated its 75th anniversary March 17. The San Diego County Office of Education is celebrating Cuyamaca Outdoor School’s anniversary all year, and is encouraging alumni to share their memories and help more San Diego County students attend camp. “Sixth-Grade Camp continues to be an unforgettable experience, offering students the opportunity to learn and grow in many ways, get outdoors, and disconnect for a little while,” said Kris Pamintuan, principal of Cuyamaca Outdoor School. “We are looking forward to resuming to in-person activities as soon as it’s safe to do so, welcoming
students back to camp, and continuing the tradition of connecting kids to science and nature.” The first group of San Diego sixth graders journeyed with their classroom teachers to Cuyamaca Outdoor School for camp on March 17, 1946. The experience of spending five days and four nights in the mountains as part of a sixth-grader’s science and social studies lessons was unusual at the time, only being done in a few other places throughout the United States. But the concept was a good one — provide firsthand experiences in environmental education and natural sciences while, at the same time, introducing children to social situations requiring the application of democratic principles and
individual responsibility. Seventy-five years later, the tradition continues. During the pandemic, Cuyamaca Outdoor School is enjoying bringing camp to students virtually via Cuyamaca Home Edition. The virtual program offers more than 50 videos created by staff, including activities, lessons, to engage students in science and connect them to nature right from their own homes. The school also recently launched its new distance learning program, Virtually Camp Cuyamaca: An Outdoor School Experience. The five-day program is modeled on what students would experience during a week at outdoor school. At virtual camp, stu-
budget for Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022. This is the 20th consecutive year OMWD has received this recognition.
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On March 6, students, Mason Holmes, Andrew Kuang, Eleanor Crotty, and Andrew Zhang, from Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley won the Garibaldi Bowl, a regional ocean science academic competition that is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The Garibaldi Bowl, which was hosted by the University of San Diego, is part of a nationwide competition that tests students’ knowledge of ocean science disciplines. The Canyon Crest Academy team will join winners from 20 other regional bowls May 7 to May 17 for virtual NOSB finals. The team is coached by Erinn Eddingfield and Mary Holmes. KABRA NAMED TO BOARD
Carlsbad resident Krishna Kabra is one of the new members of the San Diego Women’s Foundation board. Kabra is currently the executive director at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. SOUTHCOMBE POSITION
Kingdom Builder Foundation of Solana Beach announced the appointment of Ericka Southcombe of Carmel Valley to the position of executive director effective March 1. Southcombe replaces Mark Siem who has filled that role for the last three years. TOP STUDENTS
— Caitlin Walker of Oceanside, has been named to the fall 2020 trimester dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Main campus in Davenport, Iowa. — Danielle McLean of Solana Beach, Evan O'Leonard and Rocco Polanco of Carlsbad, Keona Lee of Oceanside and William Ed-
dents explore science and nature curriculum by participating in activities online and outside. Each day, the student experience includes virtual field trips, exploration time activities, evening programs activities, and completing activities in their individual science journals. Additionally, each student receives an exclusive science kit courtesy of Cuyamaca Outdoor School. If you’re one of the millions of sixth-grade students who attended one of the county’s camps at Cuyamaca Outdoor School over the years, send your camp stories, photos, and journal entries to email@example.com, and consider joining the nonprofit Outdoor Education Foundation.
wards of Del Mar have been named to Emerson College’s dean's list for the Fall 2020 semester. — Grant Collier of Rancho Santa Fe was recognized for academic achievements during the fall 2020 semester at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. — Jessica Vos of Oceanside has been named to the provost’s list at Troy University for Term 3 of the 2020/2021 academic year. — Audrey Ponder of Rancho Santa Fe has earned the fall 2020 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence at Colgate University. Ponder is a molecular biology major and a graduate of Canyon Crest Academy.
the Nomad: Adventures of a Yoga Dog,” aims to help youth cope with struggles and change while also supporting local animal rescue, Thrive Animal Rescue.
BUSINESS SALES LEADER
Brightway Insurance, one of the largest Personal Lines independent insurance agencies in the U.S., presented husband-andwife team, Brian and Lorrie Crumbaker, co-owners of Brightway, The Crumbaker Agency in Carlsbad, with the West Region Sales Leader award. The award goes to the Brightway Agency Owner in the region made up of California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, whose Agency sold the most new property/casualty business policies in the year.
OMWD DOES IT AGAIN
Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors accepted at its March 17 meeting the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award was presented in recognition of OMWD’s
California State University San Marcos President Ellen Neufeldt announced the appointment of the university’s next vice president of Finance and Administrative Services, Leon Wyden. Wyden will be responsible for overseeing a division of 240 employees with six subdivisions: administration, business and financial services, facilities development and management, human resources, the university police department and the CSUSM Corporation. NEW GOODWILL STORE
Goodwill San Diego opened a new Escondido Store with a donation center and community employment center, 315 W. Washington Ave., Escondido
Christian is a fun Catahoula Leopard dog – terrier blend with a contagious energy. This enthusiastic boy loves nothing more than to play with a ball with a good pal. At 22 months, he’s a quick learner and loves to please. He can typically be found sporting a big smile. Christian is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. His adoption fee is $355. All pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center have been altered and are up-to-date on all vaccinations and micro-chipped for identification. Helen Woodward Animal Center is at 6523 March 24. The new site will include a Donation Center, Retail Store, and Community Employment Center. It will offer services are available online including one-on-one appointments with a career advisor in English or Spanish, Free workshops including Ace the Interview, Job Application, Resume Builder, Workplace Communication, and Conflict Resolution. Online shopping is available at shopgoodwill. com/sandiego/.
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Tip Top Meats • Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation • Boy’s & Girls Club of C’bad (Bressi Ranch) Moonlight Amphitheater The Lund Team Office and Downtown Carlsbad (at the sign) 100% of the proceeds benefit 7charitable organizations in the community including the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, Carlsbad Educational Foundation, Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, and The Moonlight Cultural Foundation, Kids for Peace and Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad
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Kickin’ off surf mat season waterspot chris ahrens
merican ex-pat George Greenough is not the inventor of the surf mat but is certainly its patron saint. I’m not sure who first stitched together some strips of waterproof canvas, coated the ends with rubber and inflated the contraption to the consistency of diamond, but I first became aware of that surf craft in the 1950s as a kid who couldn’t afford a surfboard. In those days you could find surf mats for rent at the local liquor store for a quarter. It seemed like a bargain until you spent twice that amount on lotion to soothe the rash they left. By the mid ’80s, surf mats were rarely seen in the lineup except when surf photographers used them to snap water shots of their favorite subjects. By then only a few people were riding surf mats, the most notable among them being the aforementioned Greenough, the man largely responsible for the “shortboard revolution” of the late ’60s. Greenough,
who ranks highly among surfing’s smartest participants, employed counterintuitive design concepts by letting much of the air from his mat until it barely floated. One of Greenough’s main disciples, Paul Gross, began building surf mats called 4th Gear Flyers around 35 years ago. Made with a nylon canvas deck and a soft nylon twill bottom, the mats when rolled up take up no more room than a beach towel while offering many times the fun. It’s been about 15 years since I watched local surfer Ken McKnight ride a mat in the Encinitas area. When he let me try it, I found the exercise a lot more complicated than it appeared. I politely thanked him and returned to my good old foam and fiberglass Fish. It wasn’t until years later that I noticed Henry Hester riding a surf mat. Henry, one of La Jolla’s hottest imports, was touting the merits of the mat and suggested I give it another try. I tried it again and, again, I failed, this time writing off mat riders as some weird cultists under the influence of the Greenough genius. I bought my first mat at a trade show and proceeded to learn to ride it with-
out much success. Then I bought a used 4th Gear Flyer from Hester and began the process of learning to ride it in earnest. Most everything I ever learned as a surfer had to be unlearned. I quickly learned that you don’t adjust the nose of a mat’s rocker or push it into a turn. Instead, you basically let the thing surf itself. Still, I kept trying to jam turns, and bend the tip up or down, with little to show for it but frustration. I decided to give it one more try at Oceanside Harbor. An outside wave rolled past the surfers outside, jacked up on an inside sandbar and located me in its crosshairs. One kick and I was in, pressing the outside rail perfectly, squirting into a turn before lying flat while feeling the lines in the wave come up through the nylon. Once the wave released me, I was hooked, and I knew what everyone was talking about. I was on it until my mat got a hole in it that nobody knew how to fix, and I returned to other forms of riding waves. Yesterday, I purchased a few strips of Flex Tape and applied them to the mat that has been waiting like a coiled spring for release into spring surf. I hear the harbor calling.
NEWCOMERS LOVE THEIR NEIGHBORS Members of the Carlsbad Newcomers Club, including from left, Ruth Nguyen, Mary Ann Bowman, Karen Jacobs, Jo Ann Thomas, JoAnn Civalleri and Joanne Shields, gathered more than 100 bags of food with its “Love Your Neighbor” food collection to benefit Interfaith Community Services in February. In addition, the club raised more than $2,200 for ICS programs and the people they serve. For more information about the Carlsbad Newcomers Club, visit carlsbadnewcomers.org. Courtesy photo
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respondents said increasing space is critical for future CONTINUED FROM B1 growth. While many industhat are needed for our in- tries have been ravaged by the pandemic, manufacturdustry to thrive.” As for the footprint, ing in North County has not Latchford said a number of had as much trouble, rel-
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atively speaking, as other sectors, she added. The vacancy rate, meanwhile, has been increasing over the past several years, however, it allows for those businesses to expand. The 6% growth projection, meanwhile, is in part thanks to the computer and electronics industry, Latchford said. “That’s what’s driving this manufacturing industry,” she added. “It’s not just machinery. It’s computer and electronics products and the production of high-value goods. Essentially, that follows the national trend, but we are doing better than the national trend.” Latchford said the future is bright for North County as the region is expected to continue to outperform national trends due to its production of high-valued goods.
MARCH 26, 2021
Del Mar council to restart utility project, hire engineer By Bill Slane
DEL MAR — The Del Mar City Council has agreed to hire a civil engineer and restart its citywide utility undergrounding project after plans were halted last year due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the city’s budget. Del Mar has been planning for undergrounding utility for some time, dating as far back as 2016 when the city passed Measure Q, a one percent sales tax,
The council had to make some really difficult decisions to focus their work plans on things that were absolutely essential.” Kristin Crane Asst. City Manager, Del Mar
envisioning money raised with the measure would go into the project. In the spring of 2018, plans began to be made for specific projects to be presented. However before anything became close to finalized, the city put a hold on the project in 2020 due to the pandemic and was forced to lay off ten percent of its staff. Among them was the Deputy Public Works position that was heavily involved in undergrounding projects. “The council had to make some really difficult decisions to focus their work plans on things that were absolutely essential,” said Assistant City Manager Kristin Crane. In January, the city council directed staff to return with options for restarting the project and at their regularly scheduled council meeting staff made the request to hire a principal civil engineer to oversee the undergrounding projects and more. City staff says they
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cal produce when possible. She also has a successful catering business and hosts cooking classes and workshops. Gilley is also the executive director and driving force behind O’side Kitchen Collaborative (OKC). The organization diverts edible food from landfills to nourish and educate the community through catering, preservation, and feeding. When restaurants were forced to close during the pandemic, OKC rescued surplus edible food from farms, restaurants, and food businesses for local residents in need. In 2020, OKC served more than 400,000 meals,
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would have asked to bring in someone for this position as part of the regular budget process but with the restarting of undergrounding projects, the position is needed sooner. “We’re bringing it forward now because council has interest in potentially moving forward in undergrounding so then we say that we need to get (a civil engineer) onboard even sooner because there will be work for them to do,” Interim City Manager Ashley Jones said. “There will be work that other staff may do that help with communication and other things but we need a principal engineer desperately regardless.” The council voted unanimously to both move forward with undergrounding projects and hire a principal civil engineer with the hope to have them hired with the city by July 1. In the meantime, the public works director will continue to take on as much of the work as they can but their capacity for it is currently limited, according to Jones. The new position will not be a replacement for the deputy public works position cut by the city in 2020 but would replace some of the resources that the position did previously provide to the city. “Even though we have these consultants and I’m sure they are going to do a great job, there is still a level of internal work and engineering work that we absolutely have to do and we can’t get around that,” Jones said. The support for the new hire was unanimous with Councilmember Dave Drucker saying it’s best to start the process now to make the hiring process as easy and quick as possible for the city. “I think it makes sense for us to start talking about bringing on a civil engineer so that they can be here July 1,” Drucker said. “It’s going to take a while to advertise and interview, et cetera, for that position so I’m receptive to doing that.” diverted more than 350,000 pounds of food, and distributed 45,000 supplemental food boxes. “It is an honor to be recognized by Senator Bates for my work to make Oceanside a better place to live for everyone,” Gilley said about accepting the award. “I enjoy providing delicious food to my customers and ensuring that surplus food goes to people in need instead of landfills. “With the love and support of my community, I look forward to continuing to reduce hunger and improve our environment for many more years to come.” Given annually by each California legislator in their districts, the Woman of the Year award celebrates California’s extraordinary women.
Oceanside gets $2M for advanced metering project By City News Service
OCEANSIDE — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded Oceanside $2 million for the city’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project and improvements to the distribution system leak detection program, it was announced March 18. The city received the award after applying for the WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency
Grant. This is the third funding award Oceanside has received from the grant program for its advanced metering infrastructure project. The $2 million will be used to construct Phase III of the project, including upgrading 11,519 existing meters. Phase III represents the final stage of the project, and at the conclusion,
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graduating with a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Universidad de Buenos Aires. March 2, 1937 - March 2, 2021 Maria was employed at Argonne National Laboratories in Illinois as a Theoretical Chemist and raised two daughters, Anna, and Alicia with her late husband Arnold Christian Wahl. Maria then moved to Fairfax, VA where she began raising her two sons Chuck and William with her husband Woodrow Wilson. The family then moved to Encinitas, CA. While raising her chilMaria Teresa Alicia dren, Maria worked as an Fernandez, age 84, of San English as a Second LanDiego, CA, passed away guage teacher and taught peacefully at Casa Prima- Computer Education in vera on Tuesday, March 2, the Encinitas, CA school 2021. district and as a ProfesMaria was born on sor of Education in ComMarch 2, 1937 in Buenos puters at USIU formerly Aires, Argentina, daugh- Alliant University which ter of the late Juan Man- she very much enjoyed. uel Fernández Formoso Maria became a citizen and Ines Fanny Vignolo of the United States at de Fernández. the age of 42 which gave Maria moved to the her great pride. United States at 26 after Maria was immense-
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the AMI system will be fully functional on a citywide basis. The system will provide real-time information to customers about leaks, breaks and other unusual consumption patterns. Oceanside received U.S. Bureau of Reclamation funding for Phases I and II both in the amount of $1.5 million for a total of $5 million for the AMI project. In addition to leak de-
ly proud of her four children and enjoyed spending precious moments with her now grown families to include grandchildren, son in law’s, daughter-in-law’s. Maria loved listening and dancing to her son Billy’s flamenco music. She learned to Tango at 68 years old. She also enjoyed family BBQs at her son Chuck’s house, time with her daughter Alicia visiting with her mules, horses and donkey and time with her daughter Anna walking by the Pacific Ocean in North County and when possible time with her sister Ana and her niece Iokine and nephew Jon Paul who resided in various countries outside of the U.S. Maria also had a love for giraffes and birds. Toward the last years of her beautiful life, she enjoyed watching owls and hummingbirds outside of her window. She cherished being a moth-
tection, the funding will also be used to implement pipe improvements. The city will begin using satellite technology to identify leaks in the potable water distribution system and then upgrading the existing leaky pipes. Oceanside employs a leak detection protocol heavily reliant on visual observation and customer reporting.
er, grandmother, aunt, daughter, sister, and friend. She was beautiful, passionate, caring, trusting, intelligent, witty, compassionate, driven, curious, deeply loving and had beautiful eyes full of adventure coupled with a beautiful smile and laugh that will be heard forever in our hearts. Her family of four children and five grandchildren looked over Maria until her very last days. A memorial service was held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum in San Diego, CA on March 18th. If you wish to send donations, you may send donations to the Audubon Society or Brain Aneurysm Society. Maria’s family would like to thank all the Caregivers of Casa Primavera in Spring Valley for the care, friendship, and compassion they have shown over the years.
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In 2017, March 29th was officially designated as National Vietnam War Veterans Day by President Donald J. Trump. March 29 was chosen as National Vietnam War Veterans Day because on March 29, 1973, the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded and the last U.S. combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam. The Vietnam War was a divisive and difficult time for the United States and many veterans didn’t get the recognition for their service they should have received, which is why commemorating this holiday is so important. We honor the nine million American men & women who served on active duty from November 1, 1955 to May 7, 1975. We solemnly remember the more than 58,000 whose names that are etched into the Vietnam Memorial’s polished black granite - names that are constant reminders of the price of freedom.
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the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/Geoff Waddell, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25188
Filaree Ct., Carlsbad CA 92011. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Emma Victoria Sodeke, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25232 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004360 Filed: Mar 11, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Sensible Homestead. Located at: 1310 Hermana Ct., Vista CA San Diego 92084. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Jessica Thuy Sensenbaugh, 1310 Hermana Ct., Vista CA 92084. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/ Jessica Thuy Sensenbaugh, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25231 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004954 Filed: Mar 15, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Nomad Vacations. Located at: 3547 Starboard Cir., Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Nomad Biological LLC, 3547 Starboard Cir., Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Audrey Layden, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25229 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004209 Filed: Mar 09, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Vulcan Systems Research. Located at: 3747 Vista Campana S. #104, Oceanside CA San Diego 92057. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Warren James Wasson, 3747 Vista Campana S. #104, Oceanside CA 92057. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 02/05/2021 S/ Warren James Wasson, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25228 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003288 Filed: Mar 03, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Plum and Lotta’s Bun Boutique. Located at: 1233 Evergreen Dr., Cardiff CA San Diego 92007. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Laura Bowman, 1233 Evergreen Dr., Cardiff CA 92007. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/Laura Bowman, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25227 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004612 Filed: Mar 13, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Glow-To Studio. Located at: 4747 Mission Blvd. #6-06, San Diego CA San Diego 92109. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Tsvetelina Danielova TomovaCahilig, 4126 Udall St. #3, San Diego CA 92107. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Tsvetelina Danielova Tomova-Cahilig, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25226 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004393 Filed: Mar 11, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. DYADlaw P.C. Located at: 2292 Faraday Ave., #100, Carlsbad CA San Diego
Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9005110 Filed: Mar 16, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Bulldog Development General Contractor. Located at: 1582 Windsor Rd., Cardiff CA San Diego 92007. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Michael Bryan Tice, 1582 Windsor Rd., Cardiff CA 92007. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 12/07/2007 S/ Michael Bryan Tice, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25224 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004933 Filed: Mar 15, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Anandamaya Healing The Whole. Located at: 1615 San Luis Rey Ave., Vista CA San Diego 92084. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Jennifer Diamond Borsum, 1615 San Luis Rey Ave., Vista CA 92084. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Jennifer Diamond Borsum, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25223 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004249 Filed: Mar 10, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. BASE Programs; B. BASE. Located at: 1070 Palm Ave., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: 1141 Laguna St., Oceanside CA 92054. Registrant Information: 1. Before After School Enrichment INC, 1070 Palm Ave., Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 06/28/2020 S/Denise Anderson McConnell, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25222 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003552 Filed: Mar 05, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. The Wiltshire Group. Located at: 2832 Cedarwood Way, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: PO Box 564, Carlsbad CA 92018. Registrant Information: 1. Nancy Held Loucas, 2832 Cedarwood Way, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/01/1985 S/ Nancy Held Loucas, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25221 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004586 Filed: Mar 13, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Shield of Love Productions. Located at: 4948 Collge Ave., San Diego CA San Diego 92115. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Christoper Giorgio, 4948 Collge Ave., San Diego CA 92115. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2002 S/ Christopher Giorgio, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25220 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004193 Filed: Mar 09, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. SaltMED Inc. Located at: 206 Birmingham Dr., Cardiff CA San Diego 92007. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Med-Aesthetic Solutions Inc., 206 Birmingham Dr., Cardiff CA 92007. This business is
Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004841 Filed: Mar 13, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Luxury 5; B. Luxury 5 Gems. Located at: 243 Sanford St., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Catherine Helen Charles, 243 Sanford St., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Catherine Helen Charles, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09, 04/16/2021 CN 25218 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004054 Filed: Mar 09, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group of Ryan Watkins DDS Inc. Located at: 950 Vista Village Dr., Vista CA San Diego 92084. Mailing Address: 2615 Via Eco, Carlsbad CA 92011. Registrant Information: 1. Ryan Watkins DDS Inc., 3039 Jefferson St. #A, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 07/01/2011 S/ Ryan Watkins, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25217 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004944 Filed: Mar 15, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Gorditos. Located at: 981 Civic Center Dr., Vista CA San Diego 92083. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Jose Alberto Diego-Torres, 981 Civic Center Dr., Vista CA 92083. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Jose Alberto Diego-Torres, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25216 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004210 Filed: Mar 09, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Hoover & Taylor Industrial Properties. Located at: 2834 Calle de Malibu, Escondido CA San Diego 92029. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Marianne Hoover, 2834 Calle de Malibu, Escondido CA 92029; 2. Brooke C Taylor, 26122 Paseo Marbella, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675. This business is conducted by: Unincorporated AssociationOther than a Partnership. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 02/11/2015 S/Marianne Hoover, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25214 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004148 Filed: Mar 09, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Solomons Strategic Advisors. Located at: 13590 Jadestone Way, San Diego CA San Diego 92130. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Julian Stuart Solomons, 13590 Jadestone Way, San Diego CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2010 S/Julian Stuart Solomons, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25210 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003470 Filed: Mar 04, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Personally Fit, Rancho Santa Fe. Located at: 16236 San Dieguito Rd. #4-11, Rancho Santa Fe CA San Diego 92067. Mailing Address: PO Box 9045, Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067. Registrant Information: 1. Pro-Ross Inc., 16236 San Dieguito Rd. #4-11,
Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003205 Filed: Mar 02, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Muse Skin and Lash. Located at: 2911 Adams Ave., San Diego CA San Diego 92116. Mailing Address: 1250 25th St., San Diego CA 92102. Registrant Information: 1. Tracey Lynn Lontos, 1250 25th St., San Diego CA 92102. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/Tracey Lynn Lontos, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25208 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004003 Filed: Mar 08, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Shear Madness Hair Designs. Located at: 243 N Hwy 101, Solana Beach CA San Diego 92075. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Michael D Carno, 240 N Granados Ave., Solana Beach CA 92075. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/12/1987 S/Michael D Carno, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25207 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9004281 Filed: Mar 10, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/ County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Utility Safety Group. Located at: 1760 Yada Pl., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Balefire Safety Systems Inc., 1760 Yada Pl., Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Walter Daniel Cerkan, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25206 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003755 Filed: Mar 06, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Quigley’s Customs. Located at: 4291 Dowitcher Way, Oceanside CA San Diego 92057. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Julie Bollerud, 4291 Dowitcher Way, Oceanside CA 92057. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/01/2020 S/Julie Bollerud, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25205 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003230 Filed: Mar 02, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Carlsbad Plaza Cleaners. Located at: 2588 El Camino Real #G-2, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Jihun Song, 577 W Bobier Dr. #308, Vista CA 92083. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 04/02/2018 S/ Jihun Song, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25204 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003131 Filed: Mar 01, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. The Brahman Project Foundation. Located at: 2409 Sacada Cir, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92009. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Sarah Jane Coombe, 2409 Sacada Cir., Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 12/10/2020 S/ Sarah Jane Coombe, 03/19,
Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003328 Filed: Mar 03, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Pacific Coast Pet Care. Located at: 6531 Camino del Parque, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92011. Mailing Address: PO Box 4447, Carlsbad CA 92018. Registrant Information: 1. Vernie A Scott Seach, 6531 Camino del Parque, Carlsbad CA 92011. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 02/15/2016 S/ Vernie A Scott Seach, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25200 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003172 Filed: Mar 01, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Mardi Gras Motors LLC. Located at: 253 Sunset Dr., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Mardi Gras Motors LLC, 253 Sunset Dr., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Douglas Annison, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02, 04/09/2021 CN 25199 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003447 Filed: Mar 04, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Fleming Designs. Located at: 2425 Torrejon Pl., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92009. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Pamela Lee Fleming, 2425 Torrejon Pl., Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/ Pamela Lee Fleming, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25195 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003462 Filed: Mar 04, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. The Art of Healing Cuisine; B. Culture Creators For Humanity. Located at: 1610 S Pacific St. #1, Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Valentina Visconti, 1610 S Pacific St. #1, Oceanside CA 92054; 2. Carlos Alberto Ruiz Arbelaez, 1610 S Pacific St. #1, Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 05/01/2016 S/ Valentina Visconti, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25193 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name #2021-9003443 Filed: Mar 04, 2021 with San Diego County Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s) To Be Abandoned: A. Encinitas Colon Hydrotherapy. Located at: 965 2nd St., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: 1106 2nd St. #350, Encinitas CA 92024. The Fictitious Business Name Referred to Above was Filed in San Diego County on: 08/10/2009 and assigned File #2009-023068. The Fictitious Business Name is being Abandoned By: 1. Dona L King-Rogers, 1106 2nd St. #350, Encinitas CA 92024. The Business is Conducted by: A Individual. S/Dona L KingRogers, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25192 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003276 Filed: Mar 03, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Locals Only Hot Sauce. Located at: 9368 Aldabra Ct., San Diego CA San Diego 92129. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Locals Only Hot Sauce LLC, 9368 Aldabra Ct., San Diego CA 92129. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under
Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003054 Filed: Feb 26, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Trippe Interiors. Located at: 802 ½ Michigan Ave., Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Carly Gage Trippe, 802 ½ Michigan Ave., Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Carly Gage Trippe, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25186 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003500 Filed: Mar 04, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. The Goddess Magic Circle. Located at: 4656 Marlborough Dr., San Diego CA San Diego 92116. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Susan M Guillory, 4656 Marlborough Dr., San Diego CA 92116. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Susan M Guillory, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25185 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9003198 Filed: Mar 02, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Colily Candles. Located at: 11088 W Ocean Air Dr. #318, San Diego CA San Diego 92130. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Jenna Ashley Lade, 11088 W Ocean Air Dr. #318, San Diego CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Jenna Ashley Lade, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25184 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002926 Filed: Feb 25, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Swell Automotive. Located at: 7490 Opportunity Rd. #2290, San Diego CA San Diego 92111. Mailing Address: 3105 La Costa Ave., Carlsbad CA 92009. Registrant Information: 1. Jacob Donovan Canady, 3105 La Costa Ave., Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Jacob Donovan Canady, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25183 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002919 Filed: Feb 25, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Sunny Fathoms. Located at: 4181 Kimberly Ln., Oceanside CA San Diego 92056. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Adrian David Sieminski, 4181 Kimberly Ln., Oceanside CA 92056. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Adrian David Sieminski, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25182 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002822 Filed: Feb 22, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Open Eye Hemp. Located at: 3231-C Business Park Dr. #201 Vista CA San Diego 92081. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. C21 Brands LLC, 1700 Aviara Pkwy #131452, Carlsbad CA 92013. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/22/2021 S/Kevin Davis, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02/2021 CN 25181
LEGALS Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001895 Filed: Feb 04, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Pleats Fine Tailoring and Dry Cleaning; B. Pleats Fine Tailoring. Located at: 844 W San Marcos Blvd. #106 & 107, San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Pleats Inc., 844 W San Marcos Blvd. #106 & 107, San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2006 S/Paulette Rosarie Khoury, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26/2021 CN 25180 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002660 Filed: Feb 17, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Koukal Pool Services. Located at: 720 California St., Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Kyle Louis Koukal, 720 California St., Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2020 S/ Kyle Koukal, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26/2021 CN 25178 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002607 Filed: Feb 11, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. The Compost Group. Located at: 1232 Los Vallecitos Blvd. #115, San Marcos CA San Diego 92069. Mailing Address: 583 Hygeia Ave. #A, Encinitas CA 92024. Registrant Information: 1. Sustainable Analysis LLC, 583 Hygeia Ave. #A, Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2020 S/ Naomi Wentworth, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26/2021 CN 25176 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002498 Filed: Feb 10, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Bloomers Academy. Located at: 7111 Eldridge St., San Diego CA San Diego 92120. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Bloomers Academy, 7111 Eldridge St., San Diego CA 92120. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/25/2021 S/Atria Lutz, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26/2021 CN 25175 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002718 Filed: Feb 18, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Carlsbad Car Rentals. Located at: 6030 Avenida Encinas #E, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Halo Motor Company, 5444 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/25/2021 S/ Judith A Jones-Cone, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26/2021 CN 25169 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002757 Filed: Feb 19, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Resilience Psychological Services. Located at: 5252 Balboa Arms Dr. #183, San Diego CA San Diego 92117. Mailing Address: 4231 Balboa Ave. #1360, San Diego CA 92117. Registrant Information: 1. Victoria A Farrow, 5252 Balboa Arms Dr. #183, San Diego CA 92117. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Victoria A Farrow, 03/05, 03/12, 03/19, 03/26/2021 CN 25167
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Dive into O’side’s One More That’s It
I GRAPES GROWN in Paso Robles are featured in some of our top wines to taste this year. File photo
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s I dot the final “i” and cross the last “t” on this column, I’ll get to the final socks, shoes and shirts that I’ll pile into my luggage. Rico and I then are heading north from San Diego County to Paso Robles to meet and greet some of the finest wine heroes to fill a bottle of wine in California. While you and I have hung out at home for most of the last year, those heroes have found a way to make reds and whites that only get better with age.
The forecast in Paso, as it will be all over the West Coast, is clear and sunny for the next week. Follow the rules as most have done but be sure to get out and support a winery. Rico, time to pop some new corks. • Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2018. $56. The classic ruby color of this wine is stunning and sets the stage for this robust Cabernet. On the palate, layers of vanilla, cocoa, juicy cherry and baking spices will have you at hello. hopefamilywines.com. • DAOU Estate Soul of a Lion Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Paso Robles, 2018. $150. DAOU is the house of Soul of a Lion, a dream of a wine experience with richness, elegance and balance TURN TO TASTE OF WINE ON B11
’ve always had a history of gravitating toward the less popular drinking establishments, those void of pretension and frequented by folks who value a cheap, stiff drink, a decent jukebox and in many cases, a grill or a flattop cooking up some decent grub. These joints are also referred to as dive bars, but I’ve found that with the gentrification of many of them, that term has become somewhat annoying as we’ve all heard the suburbanite proclaiming their love for “a good dive bar.” And, yes, I could be included in that category but feel my history gives me a little more credibility than most. That history started at a bar in Royal Oak, Michigan, called Gusoline Alley that, back in the day, was filled with bikers, alternative rockers and older men who used it as an escape from whatever their dayto-day was. It had a killer jukebox, pickled eggs, and Jiffy Pop popcorn so it was not big on food options, but me and my friends made it our own as it was a place for competitive pinball and no pretensions … meaning we could be the dorks that we were. Fast forward several years and Gus’, as we
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called it, was voted Best I should also note that was from another planet. Dive Bar by the Met- my family shares my love And I guess trendy/ ro Times. And while we of the dive bar and my old- surfy Leucadia could be scoffed at the distinction, est brother Michael even considered another planet, but I work for a solar contractor and we hardly dress up. It took a while to get the attention of the solo bartender and I just ignored a couple of indecipherable comments directed my way but was finally able to order a burger. They have a nice size we secretly embraced it, co-authored a book about outdoor area, so I planted as women started showing it in Cincinnati called myself out there with the up and that was not a bad “Diving Out” that I took smokers … another key elthing at all. the liberty of using in my ement to a true dive bar. headline. Given that the solo Since my arrival in bartender was busy slingEncinitas, the Saloon ing drinks for some serious of 20 years ago, Cardiff day drinkers and tending Office, The Shanty, and the grill, I checked my typO’Hurley’s have satisfied ical impatient food service my dive bar jones, each in attitude at the door and their unique ways but with just soaked it all in. too many very attractive Day drinking has albeachy types frequenting ways been reserved for them to really qualify as a special occasions, but I true dive bar. feel like the next time I Since then, dive bar hit up OMTI I should deficulture has become a nitely be prepared to order thing, and it’s rare to come at least a beer and not the across a real, undiscov- Coke I had with my burger, ered by the masses, down and a mighty fine burger it and dirty dive. was. One More That’s It There is something (OMTI) in Oceanside is special about a charthat bar, and it’s not new grilled or flattop fried to me as I’ve been working burger at a limited menu around the corner from it dive bar. for the past five years. Maybe it’s just me roWalking or driving by, manticizing the environI’m always amazed at the ment, but I’ve never been boisterous daytime crowd a huge fan of overpriced and curious about the fancy burgers from restauscent of grilling meat, like rants trying to upscale that of a neighbor grilling them. up burgers over a bed of So, with all that, if you charcoal. are an aficionado of real The flag out front with deal dive bars that open at “burgers” on it confirmed 6 a.m. and serve up a solid that and was all I needed burger, and you’re not easto get there recently on a ily put off by a somewhat lunch break. raucous environment, As I walked in the check out One More That’s door in jeans and a green It. Patagonia Encinitas “WinLocated at 231 Airport ter” jacket (I say that in Road, Oceanside. 760-433jest), heads turned like I 3781. Carlsbad • Coronado
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A mini vegetable garden is perfect for a small space
You will be taking notes about your new garden space and using your journal throughout your plant selection process. Plan to scope out your potential garden area for the better part of the day. Take a large potted plant and place that plant where you think it might do well on your patio, early in the morning. Take note of the sun above and any obstructions that might block the light. Large trees or a neighbor’s wall or fence might block potential sunlight in the area that will cast shade upon your containers. The amount of sun that your container garden area will receive may determine which crops can be grown. Vegetables grown for their fruit generally need at least five hours of full, direct sunlight each day, and perform better if they receive 8-10 hours. Continue to move your specimen plant around the patio throughout the day to locate the sunniest part of the space, and you are ready to begin!
y gardening students always ask me how to duplicate their old backyard vegetable garden on their small outdoor patio or porch. Many of us have moved or downsized in the past decade, and as the expression goes, “You can’t go home again!” But even if you have moved to a condominium or apartment, you still can grow vegetables, just on a smaller scale. The key to container garden success is to face the fact that it is different. An outdoor container requires water every day because the soil is subject to evaporation, unlike dirt in a raised bed or the ground. Also, nutrients run through the container after water- PLANTS AND ing, so more fertilizer is CONTAINERS Gardeners can use conneeded. tainers of all shapes and sizes as long as they have adSITE ASSESSMENT If you are starting a equate drainage, are large new garden project, a site enough to support growing assessment is always in or- plants and fit in with your der. So get out your garden decorating personality. Some gardeners like journal, and if you don’t have one, now is the time to shiny, colored ceramics, whereas others might enjoy start.
bear fruit early but do not produce overall like other standard varieties. Many seed companies, such as Burpee, Johnny’s Seed and Baker’s Seed, have developed small varieties, so check their websites. Small-fruited tomatoes are perfect for the larger containers, so look for varieties such as Red Cherry, Sun Gold, Sweet Million and Yellow Pear, just to name a few. Herbs such as parsley, cilantro and basil can be added as seedlings from the nursery. RECIPE FOR SUCCESS This is a container garden I have grown for years with great success. It is also an excellent project to do with children since it is all done on a small scale.
A THREE-PART container garden sprouts cherry tomatoes, beans and lettuce. Photo by Jano Nightingale
a wooden wine box or an old boot! You can consider any container as long as you make holes for drainage and it’s large enough to hold the soil’s weight. Use pieces of old terra cotta pots in the bottom of each container, or plastic foam peanuts, which provide air circulation and drainage.
straight from the garden, so purchase a good quality potting mix and ask your nursery professional for suggestions.
YOU WILL NEED: • One tomato (use small varieties listed above) • 6-pack of greens (leaf lettuce, arugula or Swiss chard) • 6-pack of peas or pole beans (pole beans grow tall, unlike bush beans) • Package seeds: Radishes, lettuce, Swiss chard, arugula, carrots (any seed that has a short growing period will sprout quickly) • Tomato cage • One large container (usually called 5 gallon) • Potting soil (see above)
place broken terra cotta pots or plastic peanuts at the bottom of your container. Fill the container with potting soil, watering as you fill. Soil should be damp. 2. Place tomato plant in the middle of soil, and push tomato cage into the container, surrounding tomato. 3. At the edge of each metal prong of cage, place seedlings of peas and beans. These will grow up the cage, and will need tying eventually. 4. In a circle on the edge of the container, place seedlings of lettuce or other greens. Scatter seeds in the holes, as they will develop at a later date. 5. Press all seedlings firmly in holes and water gently. The soil will be damp, so don’t overwater. 6. Place in the sunniest part of your patio, water daily and tie up beans and peas as they grow. Cut greens on a daily basis, which encourages new growth. EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES Research seed catalogues and Master Gardener website www.mastergardenersd.org for lots more ideas. And write to me for more suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TYPES OF VEGETABLES Grow vegetables that take up little space, such as carrots, radishes, kale, Swiss chard, leaf lettuce or crops that bear fruit over Jano Nightingale is a SOIL time, such as tomatoes and horticulturist and former DiVegetables need a rel- peppers. rector of the Master Gardener atively lightweight potting Dwarf or miniature INSTRUCTIONS Program at Cornell Cooperamix. You cannot use soil varieties often mature and 1. Before adding soil, tive Extension in New York. RCFE: #374604318
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In Orange County, room to roam with views to boot
t’s been a year since the powers-that-be declared the planet a pandemic-plagued place and people woke to find that normalcy had vanished. It was in March 2020 that every facet of our lives changed and the New Normal arrived. For too long, even the parks, beaches and urban trails were off-limits to humans. We were relegated to walking our neighborhoods, which was more than some countries allowed, so we tried to be grateful. But honestly, that did get old. Now, “light at the end of the tunnel” is an oftheard phrase and we’ve begun stepping out beyond our subdivisions with guarded optimism. To celebrate — no, let’s just say to mark — the oneyear anniversary and a partial return to moderate normalcy (notice that I’m being cautious), we met with friends Brian and Sandy to explore the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park (https://www.ocparks. com/parks/aliso), east of Laguna Beach in Orange County, about a 40-minute drive from Oceanside. Our friends were fa-
THERE ARE 30 trails of varying difficulty at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in Orange County east of Laguna Beach. The park, at more than 1,000 feet altitude, offers a 360-degree view of the coast, Orange County and beyond. Photo by E’Louise Ondash
miliar with the park; we weren’t. First impression: Who knew there was so much open space in Orange County? As in 4,500 acres, 30 miles of trails, two yearround springs, some rare vegetation, an animal preserve and killer views. These acres of open grassland, rugged coastal canyons and riparian woodland once were a major win-
tering spot for two Native American tribes who were eventually relocated by the Spanish to the Mission San Juan Capistrano. After Mexico won its independence from Spain, the area was divided into private land grants. In the first half of the 1900s, herds of sheep grazed on the hillsides, and in 1979, developers donated 3,400 acres to Orange Coun-
ty. Further land acquisitions and donations expanded the park to its current 4,500 acres. Kudos to those who had the foresight to preserve this land; we know the surrounding cities would have expanded ad infinitum if given the space and opportunity. We parked at the aptly named Top of the World Park (officially Alta Lagu-
na Park), which belongs to Laguna Beach. A grassy haven with a playground, shade trees, picnic tables and well-maintained restrooms, this small park next to the big park sits at 1,036 feet and offers a view of much of Orange County on a clear day, which it was. From this perch, we also could see San Clemente and Santa Catalina islands, the surrounding suburbs, foot-
hills and mountains, Camp Pendleton to the south, and the Los Angeles County line to the north. A sumptuous combination of cirrus, cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds mushroomed across the sky like a bomb had been detonated, and though we could see some fierce weather across the distant landscape, we remained dry. Walking the park’s trails was like opening a Christmas present. An easily readable map lets hikers choose their levels, from easy to difficult. The trails are wide and clean, and although there is evidence of some erosion from earlier rains, there is still plenty of path for social distancing. With the perfect weather and 360-degree views, it was difficult not to gloat a little knowing that a goodly swath of the country would soon be in the grips of a blizzard. To round out the perfect day and to reward ourselves for conquering the hills, we enjoyed a late lunch at The Cliff Restaurant (https:// w w w.thecliffrestaurant. com), so called because diners sit on multi-level decks overlooking a 180-degree panorama of Laguna Beach. The food was equal to the view. For more photos, visit www.facebook.com/ elouise.ondash.
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in every bottle. Intense aromas of lilac, violet and spice enhance the complex bouquet. The palate bursts with luscious flavors of blueberry, boysenberry, plum, all underpinned by striking minerality. A long silky finish reveals the power and finesse of the DAOU Mountain provenance. daouvineyards.com. • Far Niente Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley, 2018. $70. Our only white wine is a sizzler that hits home on the chardonnay legacy. Far Niente helped build the chardonnay category. The 2018 bottling is timeless in style with its citrus-honeysuckle, accented with notes of white fig, gardenia and toasted oak. farniente.com. • La Storia Trentadue Cuvee 32 Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 2018. $36. What happens when you blend 45% sangiovese, 31% montepulciano and 24% merlot? You get a Cuvee for the ages, a “Super Tuscan” style and the top seller in the Trentadue Tasting Room. The 2018 version gives you dark red color, bright fruit and firm acidity. It’s the most remarkable vintage in its 21 years. It scored Best of Class Gold in the most recent San Francisco Chronicle competition. trentadue.com. • Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley, Walla Walla, Washington, 2013. $25. A 92-point winner in Wine Spectator. This release is going on eight years old with no hard edges and incredible smoothness. Plush in texture but not weighty, it layers blueberry and currant flavors with hints of cream. This is a tasty Merlot masterpiece. northstarwinery.com.
Thanks for the handoff, Frank. Love your selections above. Many we shared together. We are indeed in store for a great trip up north for some of the finest that Paso Robles has to offer. I look forward to paying tribute to the wine heroes you mentioned above, and I too will be finishing up my packing as soon as we wrap up this column.
T he C oast News • Belle Glos Dairyman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, 2018. $55. After selling Meiomi to Constellation in 2015, Joe Wagner created the Belle Glos lineup until starting his new Copper Cane label, with Dairyman being one of three in the series along with Clark & Telephone and Las Alturas. Dairyman has a deep ruby red hue with boysenberry, cherry and spices mixed with vanilla on the nose along with cranberry, cherry and hints of cocoa on the palate. This complex pinot has lively flavors with a graceful finish. belleglos.com. • Falkner Amante Super Tuscan Style, Temecula Valley, 2017. $60. Another Super Tuscan style wine for our list. This one is from one of Temecula Valley’s premier wineries. Falkner’s blend brings together sangiovese (50%), merlot (30%), cab sauv (10%) and cab franc (10%). This garnet-colored beauty has an amazing bouquet with hints of caramel and black cherry, blueberry, and raspberry on the palate. Your next pasta, veal, or beef dish is waiting for this wine. falknerwinery.com. • Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2016. $50. This 90-point Wine Spectator cabernet sauvignon is sourced from sustainably farmed estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford, and Oakville. French (70%) and American (30%) oak aging for 18 months creates smooth tannins and storability for 10-plus years. Inviting flavors of blackberry and cassis with whispers of vanilla and mocha make this an ideal choice for beef and lamb. florasprings.com. • Justin Isosceles Blend Paso, Paso Robles, 2017. $76. Isosceles was a perfect companion for the Cardiff Seaside Market Tri-Tip I recently served at a soiree. This Justin flagship blend, named after an isosceles triangle, is mainly cab sauv (83%) with near equal parts of cab franc (9%) and merlot (8%). It has been a while since I had an Isosceles and this was a perfect reminder of what I have been missing. The hot 2017 year with a September cool-off created full-bodied ripe black fruit and spice flavors. justinwine.com. • San Simeon Petit Sirah, Paso Robles, 2018. $23. At $23 or less, San Simeon’s Petit Sirah is one of my favorite everyday wines. I love to cook on my Kamado Joe smoker and whether it’s pork butt, pork sirloin roast, baby back ribs, etc., the jammy full-bodied blackberry and plum palate with vanilla and baking spice of this Petit Sirah is always a winner with pork dishes. sansimeonwines.com. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. Reach him at email@example.com.
MAGGIE KELLY has reopened Satsang House near Rancho Santa Fe.
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Exploring a house of meditation soul on fire Susan Sullivan
ith things opening back up and new demands returning in the household, do you have a plan to stay centered? Are you feeling anxious after this year-long sabbatical of isolation? How is your spiritual practice going? Are you ready to go back into the world full throttle? Before you ramp back up, you might want to add a regular meditation practice to your arsenal to handle life on life's terms. You will notice a common theme within all the articles in this column. The answers are all within. The world is only going to change from within. To have a Soul on Fire, one must hear that still small voice within. How do we go within? Suppose we could just get still. Rumi wrote, “There’s
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fore a trip. They failed to tighten something on the rear axle and, well, things fell off. Love the irony. To her credit, my child handled it, calling a half-dozen garages until she found one that could deal with her ASAP. Her delay was small
a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.” But how do we get there? I want to introduce Maggie Kelly to the readership. She has created a space that allows a person to remember who they are and why they are here —The Satsang House. Satsang, loosely translated, means a community that joins together searching for truth. Maggie was in middle management for HBO and got ground down like most of us who end up on a path to awakening. Chronic illness, divorce, kids with their own set of problems brought Maggie to a place where she was looking for a way out. Feeling stuck, she just needed help from the turmoil she found herself in and knew there had to be a better way. In 2006, she took classes at the Chopra Center when it was in Carlsbad. In 2016, she became a Chopra Certified Meditation Teacher and now coaches, teaching meditation practice, guiding many into the return of their authentic spiritual self. Using an ancient Vedic method of astrology, she discovers your unique Mantra.
A Mantra is a word or sound that aids in concentration during Meditation. According to this Joytish method, the universe made a distinctively individual sound when each of us was born. A Primordial Sound. This is the method and vehicle behind the chatter of your mind. One has a place to land, on the Mantra, when our thoughts go off in different directions — known as the “monkey mind.” “People learn to relax as a by-product of learning their unique mantra,” states Kelly. “There’s a silent state that exists within you, but we’re the ones who cover it up with texting and computers and constant notifications. When we return to the grounded state that is our spiritual self, we stop striving. We stop suffering.” Before the shutdown, Maggie opened up her unique one-acre property near Rancho Santa Fe, a meditation practice just by walking the grounds through the gardens. There were gatherings or Satsangs, potlucks, spiritual book studies, full moon meditations, and special brunches for Father and Mother’s Day. Monthly community gatherings where
people on the path could connect with like-minded seekers, even Tibetian Buddist Monks would come by to commemorate the opening of The Satsang House every October and introduce teachings. With proper protocols in place, I'm excited to announce she is opening once again. She has continued to guide people with three weekly free meditations online via Zoom. Several workshops are being developed to reignite your life with intention setting and transcending habitual patterns—spiritual discourses on character skills followed by guided Meditation. The big news is a second Satsang House in Sedona, Arizona, a Retreat Center that Maggie is excited to launch with Cathedral Rock views replete with a creek running through the grounds. Check out all the offerings on her website, www. satsanghouse.net, where you can find more information, make an appointment and get details of upcoming events and classes. Maggie Kelly has a Soul on Fire and a passion for creating world peace, one meditator at a time.
and she got to the Portland Airport to meet her husband only half a day late. The real casualty of her car trouble was one of her suitcases, left by the side of the road. It had to come out to make room for the tow guy to try some quick fixes (which didn’t work). She hopes to reclaim it on her way back down California.
Sharing a penchant for minor accidents and general driving mayhem with my girl child is not the family tradition I would have chosen to set in stone. Of course, I taught her to drive, so no real surprise there. And she got away with many years of a well-running car because I passed down my Prius to her. The
key words here are “many years.” We will keep patching it up, however, as long as we can. It’s our family tradition. Jean Gillette is a freelance writer who knows what it feels like when an 18-wheeler goes by. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Village Arts Theatre, 2787 ets-137460444891?aff=ConState St., Carlsbad and is stantContact. open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sun- APRIL 2 days. JACK ON STAGE Cowboy Jack is perSTAR THEATRE ED. PROGRAM forming from 5 to 8 p.m. The Oceanside’s Star April 2 at Arrowood Golf Theatre, 402 N. Coast High- Course, 5201- A Village way, Oceanside, has devel- Drive, Oceanside. No covoped a suite of program- er charge. Visit hankshow. ming for our community com. that focuses on providing COVID-friendly, educa- GOURD ART tional experiences for evThe Escondido Art Asery age group in four- to sociation Gallery will show six-week workshops. Visit a Gourds by Grace exhibit, startheatreco.com to learn “Out of Africa” through more about the Downtown April 30 at 121 W. Grand Oceanside theater’s Musi- Ave., Escondido. cal Theatre Acting & Movement Camp, Triple Threat LET’S TALK THEATER Workshop and Actors ColNorth Coast Repertory lective. Theatre introduces Fran Morilak, office manager for MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS NCRT, and new celebrities Carlsbad Music Festi- each week to its “Theatre val is scheduled to return Conversations,” an ongoAug. 27 to Aug. 29, after ing selection of interviews having to cancel last year. with various actors and othAs a continued precaution ers from the theater world. against COVID-19, the Subscribe to the NCRT 2021 festival will be held YouTube channel at https:// entirely outdoors for the bit.ly/3cNJNIB or e-mail first time. You can support NCRT at conversations@ the return of the festival at northcoastrep.org. carlsbadmusicfestival.org/ support/give.
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